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texdel

texdel
Date Joined: February 26, 2009
Last Online: June 5, 2018
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

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Comment: Never received my card from this swapper. Will update if contacted/received!
Lucine rated for Card Making Challenge #49 on May 19, 2018
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Comment: Nice to meet you again:) Thank you for the card. I like the coordinating colours and envelope:)
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Comment: Wonderful! Thanks so much!
123Poggy123 rated for RSC: Spring has Sprung! on May 7, 2018
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Comment: I love this card & can't wait to use it. Thank you so much.
PaperPassion rated for RSC - Your Favorite Colors on May 4, 2018
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Comment: Beautiful card Love your color choices.thanks so much.
Lucine rated for A happy Spring on May 4, 2018
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Comment: Thank you for another beautiful card. I like the dragonfly die cut. Thanks for swapping:)
PaperPassion rated for RSC: Three layer card on Apr 26, 2018
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Comment: Thank you for the lovely card.I see why it is your favorite stamp.
apryl rated for Spring is coming USA on Apr 13, 2018
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Comment: Love it!!!
JaneInSD rated for Card Making Challenge #48 on Apr 7, 2018
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Comment: Thank you for the gorgeous card. I love it!!
AbbyGailsCorner rated for RSC: Get Well Card on Apr 2, 2018
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Comment: CJ, what a lovely get well card!! It was worth the wait, Thank you for hanging in there with me. The Paper Pumpkin is amazing! I am looking forward to putting these together. Looking forward to our next swap!
servingHim rated for HC- All Things Green on Apr 2, 2018
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Comment: Thank you so much for the green card. It is lovely!
apryl rated for Flower theme handmade card on Mar 27, 2018
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Comment: %Thanks so much!
apryl rated for HC- Only White on Mar 19, 2018
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Comment: Beautiful Card thanks so much!
TamiHope rated for RSC - Birthday Card on Mar 18, 2018
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Comment: Hi CJ! I love your card! Is the Happy Birthday stamp from Stampin Up? You do such fabulous work - thank you!
JocysMom rated for RSC - Pink! on Mar 15, 2018
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Comment: What fabulous cards! Thank you so much!
DragonflyDaisy rated for RSC: Fun Fold Card on Feb 21, 2018
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Comment: Thank you for the beautiful card.
toni rated for Spring Greeting Card on Feb 14, 2018
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Comment: very original!
JocysMom rated for SS: 'Wishy" Washi Card on Feb 9, 2018
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Comment: Thanks for the lovely card.
rarjones rated for RSC - Let it Snow on Jan 24, 2018
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Comment: thank you for your card. I like the technique you used.
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Comment: Thanks for the nice thank-you card!

Rating Overview

Overall Hearts Stars Hosted
4.9952 716 32 36
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668 837 0 1
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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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