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texdel

texdel
Date Joined: February 26, 2009
Last Online: November 24, 2017
Birthday: January 24
Country: United States
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About Me

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I am a SAHM to three kiddos ages 13, 14 and 15. I spend my days doing the mom things, taking care of the house, volunteering at my kids school, crafting whenever I get a free moment --which is never enough for me. When I did work I was in the Air Force and I got to live in many great places overseas and in the US. I retired in 2005, after 24.5 years to stay home with my kiddos--I became a mom when most of my friends were sending their babies off to college. My husband is also retired from the Air Force and is working on base as a civilian. In 2008 rescued an English Bulldog/Boxer mix, Gracie, that is the sweetest dog in the entire world. She passed away suddenly Oct 2016. We also rescued a mini schnauzer from the pound in early 2012 and named the little cutie Hazel.. We enjoy traveling, Texas Rangers baseball, football, WOW Sprint Car Racing and just being together.

Favorite Crafts

I absolutlely love to cross stitch and make cards. I also enjoy other paper crafts, basketweaving and a little (very little) scrapbooking. You can see some of the things I have made on my blogs. tea-n-stamps.blogspot.com tea-n-stitches.blogsopt.com

Favorite Music

Elton John, Eagles, Fleetwood Mac, YoYo Ma, Bad Company, some country, some classical. Perfer not to listen to music on the radio. I keep my radio tuned to the local PBS station KERA.

Favorite Books

I love mystery books-- Stewart Woods and Tess Garretsen are my absolute favorite authors. Several years ago I started reading cozy murder mysteries, I just love them. I have read all of Elaine Viets' and Fran Rizer's books. Currently I am reading H. Y Hanna mystery series. A great place for free books is PaperBackSwap.com, that is where I find most of my murder mysteries and great books for my kids.

Likes/Dislikes

I love tea, hot or cold, and I am willing to try any flavor, although I have found out that I am not that fond of Chai or Earl Grey. I also enjoy a good cup of black coffee--not too strong or acidic, just mellow. Chocolate is my favorite and I will take it in any form. My favorite color would have to be blue--I am always drawn to blue things. I love fall colors orange, brown, greens, and some soft yellows. As for crafty stuff, I prefer handmade cards left blank inside the card unless it is specific to the swap for instance, Christmas, Birthday, etc. Some sayings/sentiments are very personnal and I prefer to add my own. Many of the cards I receive in swaps are donated to a No-Kill Animal Shelter. The Shelter sells the cards to raise money to care for the animals and spread awareness.

Swaps/Rating

I always send my swaps. If I am running late, which can happen I will e-mail you. I just ask that you do the same for me. I am a firm believer that life can get in the way and it does very often in my household.

As for rating I will rate you and ask that you do the same for me or anyone else that you swap with.

Ratings

Gobarb rated for RSC - Christmas Card on Nov 21, 2017
5
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Comment: Hi Cathy. Thank you for the lovely card and matching envelope. I love shaker cards! The envelope that you mailed it in is beautiful but it was really hard to open. I finally found a place at the bottom where I was able to stick my scissors to get it open. I appreciate the work that went into everything... 👍🏻
Response: Sorry about the envelope. I like to really tape them up to ensure they get there in tact. Glad you liked the card. Happy Thanksgiving.
craftyone rated for RSC - Pretty in Purple on Nov 21, 2017
5
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Comment: It's lovely! I like how you fit the sentiment in between the purple flowers. Thanks a bunch!
apryl rated for HC- Thank You Card on Nov 21, 2017
5
rating
Comment: Thanks so much! Beautiful card!
neca84 rated for Card Making Challenge #42 on Nov 17, 2017
5
rating
Comment: thanks!!
stitchinwitch rated for Card Making Challenge #43 on Nov 14, 2017
5
rating
Comment: Gorgeous card. Thank you x
BeverlyGray rated for Autumn Greetings! on Nov 8, 2017
5
rating
Comment: I love this card. Going to hoard it!
susieq40 rated for Card Sharks ~ Sharing autumn on Nov 6, 2017
5
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Comment: Love love love the card, the leaves were so pretty. Thanks
5
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Comment: Thanks for the great card. Love it. Happy swapping, Linda
dawnielynn rated for RSC - Happy Birthday Card on Oct 17, 2017
5
rating
Comment: Thank you for the lovely card!
AnitaHames rated for RSC - Trees on Oct 16, 2017
5
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Comment: I got your pretty card! Is the "Card Front" (very funny name!) die from Stampin Up? I like the looped silver thread on the edge of the sentiment. Sorry you had to resend!
Response: It is amazing that it got there so quickly and the other is lost in Post Office Limbo. The die is from SU, actually called Card Builder Front, here is link to see whole thing https://www.stampinup.com/ECWeb/ProductDetails.aspx?productID=144674
123Poggy123 rated for RSC: Handmade Halloween card on Oct 10, 2017
5
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Comment: Love, love, love this card. I was thinking of ordering that stamp set. Now I know I need to order it.
rarjones rated for RSC - More Flowers! on Oct 7, 2017
5
rating
Comment: Very nice card - thank you:) Love the colors.
AnitaHames rated for SS: Fall card on Oct 5, 2017
5
rating
Comment: Thanks for a great card! That SU paper is really pretty. I wish I could buy everything SU!
TamiHope rated for Card Sharks ~ sender's choice on Oct 5, 2017
5
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Comment: Beautiful card as usual coming from you! I'd love to get ahold of those trees. So pretty! Thank You CJ!
susieq40 rated for Card Sharks ~ blue and green on Sep 30, 2017
5
rating
Comment: Love the card,.....
craftyone rated for RSC - An Autumn Hello on Sep 23, 2017
5
rating
Comment: Lovely card! My shaker cards never work right. This one is so nice. Thanks and Happy Autumn!
joybells2426 rated for RSC - Going Back in Time on Sep 22, 2017
5
rating
Comment: I love the shaker card! Thank you!
Ronya rated for Card Making Challenge #41 on Sep 19, 2017
5
rating
Comment: Very beautiful card, thank you very much!
JocysMom rated for RSC - Something Floral on Sep 15, 2017
5
rating
Comment: Thank you for the gorgeous card!
Lucine rated for Card Sharks ~ yellow and pink on Aug 29, 2017
5
rating
Comment: The card is gorgeous:) Thank you!

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Comments

FiveAcres on Jul 16, 2017:

Please check your messages. I did not receive your RSC - Sketching Together #2 card and don't want to give you a "one" until I hear from you.

lou on Jan 16, 2017:

Happy birthday month from WIYM group!

TamiHope on Mar 28, 2013:

1Scrapper on Mar 15, 2013:

1Scrapper on Feb 14, 2013:

Happy Valentine’s Day!

leecytx on Dec 24, 2012:

Hope all is well with you! We need to have a Texas Swap-bot meetup!!

KraftsByKeri on Aug 14, 2012:

WoWzers CJ.....I just received your gigantic PAPER RAK from 100 Hearts Club, and I cannot stop smiling!! You had a wonderful stash of papers, stickers, embellies! Thank you so, so much for RAKing all of it to me!!! TY! TY! TY!

ProudKids on Nov 11, 2011:

Thank you so much for sending tea and a gift for the September WTA Game - #3!

1Scrapper on Sep 20, 2011:

Thank you for the adorable bag and matching card! What a fabulous job you did on this set! I truly enjoyed opening this package. Thanks again,

Maggiesmother on Sep 19, 2011:

Thanks for the lovely card and matching envelope. I love purple - it is my favorite color. These are great swaps. Happy swapping, Linda

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