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thevioletgypsy

thevioletgypsy
Date Joined: March 11, 2011
Last Online: April 28, 2017
Birthday: January 19, 1951
Country: United States
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About Me


APRIL 2017 NOTE: To all my December 2016/January 2017 swap partners - Apologies for not sending my swaps. I'm working on them now. We have had multiple illnesses and deaths in our family, a difficult burden to handle. I'll be contacting each of you shortly to reconnect.


NOTE: Please contact me if you don't receive a swap from me within the assigned timeframe. I comply with all swaps but cannot be responsible for USPS delivery. Mail does get lost and I'm happy to resend if lost or damaged en route.


I'm of the salt-and-pepper haired generation with a myriad of interests ranging from reading fiction and non-fiction to neuroscience, crafts to metaphysics and spending time with my grandchildren..

I'm an avid journaler and penpaler, wannabe artist and mail artist (love collage and ATCs), enjoy computer and iPhone games, playing with my smartphone, interacting with my three grown children and 6 grandchildren. I enjoy living with my partner, Jeff, making collages, ATCs, journals, greeting cards, and doing simple book-binding, participating when I can in online discussion groups of interest, and researching and learning new things. I particularly like NASA, rocks and minerals, and Neil deGrasse Tyson.

I participate in swaps as I can and and make sure I send to my partners something I would want to receive myself quality wise. Please email me if you've not received a swap of mine in a reasonable amount of time. I will always email you if I'm going to be late with a swap but it's good to check with me as well. Awhile ago I was VERY late sending a swap due to some family crises thus the reason for the lowered rating.

Favorite Music

I love to listen to music of just about any type and don't have a favorite kind of music or songs because of this. This being said however, I do like Alan Parsons, Bruce Springsteen, folk, blue grass, classical and country alot, and have my Pandora station tuned into these most of the time when I'm home.

Favorite Books

Again, I love to read just about any kind of book and therefore don't have a favorite author. I tend to enjoy non-fiction books more than fiction but again, have an eclectic interest in the types of books I read. In fact, it's not unusual for me to go to the bookstore or library and pick our a book to read there that's about something totally new to me. This new reading opens new doors of interest for me which I enjoy. Right now I'm reading a non-fiction book on writing e-books, some ATC books, a Quaker fiction book, a few assorted magazines, and always looking for books about Pompeii, Italy.

Favorite Movies

I enjoy dramas, action movies, and intelligent comedies vs. slapstick ones. I don't go to the moveis often however, preferring to wait until I can see them on tv. (The last movie I watched was on Netflix, Memoirs of an International Assasin, with Kevin James, which was very funny) I also enjoy watching old movies, especially war movies (land and sea) and some of the old western movies and, I like "B" movies, just not horror full of blood and gore or vampire ones.

Favorite Television

Favorite television programs are I especially like The Big Bang Theory, Scorpion, NCIS, Modern Family, Chopped, Jeopardy, Wheel of Fortune, Castle, Bones, and and was sad to see Castle end. .. One of my favorite tv programs a couple of winters ago was, believe it or not, Robot Combat League which unfortunately, was not renewed.

Favorite Crafts

My favorite crafts include paper collaging (cut and paste), making ATCs, greeeting card making, and narrative journaling which isn't really a craft but which I tend to make crafty, the way I do it. I love to journal and have been doing it for years. I wish I still had all of my journals from years past. I keep them now today but over the years in the past had to let go of them due to cross country moves, lack of space, and a myriad of other reason.

I used to do alot of scrapbooking years ago and still use alot of scrapbooking supplies in my journaling.

I've also tried my hand at "art journaling" but somehow the atist within always gets stuck. I have the materials (paints, etc) and supplies to play but time gets away and lack of workspace also stymies me in addition of course, to the "wannabe artist within" saying "ha ha ha, VG, no creativity for you today!"

Lately, I've been making alot of collage greeting cards to send to my penpals and friends. I'll be posting them on my Etsy website soon.

I've also made soap, handmade paper from recycled products, children's crafts (with my grandchildren), and love making ATC cards.

Other Interests

My other interests include:

Penpalling - I've been penpaling for 56 yrs. and still write to my first penpal.

Receiving and exchanging notecards, blank greeting cards, stationerys, different kinds of paper, and postcards (vintage and new) of all kinds but I especially like postcards of birds and flowers.

Crystals, minerals and gemstones

Archaeology and sociology

Religious and spiritual art and sculptue of all religions and spiritual beliefs

"Addicted" to reading many different kinds of magazines at the bookstore and library

Like my morning "before-work" coffee and love english and Irish breakfast tea.

Like the colors purple, red, grey and blue

Enjoy nature and going for walks in the park and near water; love to see and listen to birds singing in the trees; watch squirrels play, fish swim

Dislike shopping, do nearly all my shopping (except grocery) online

Don't understand still after many years, how to play chess.

I'm a member of our local postcard collectors club. I'm also a "postcrosser", trading postcards with people around the world and Lex Letter Exchange.

Love to attend classes by Stampin Up and Close To My Heart demonstrators...actually any kind of cardmaking class ..... actually I enjoy learning just about anything and enjoy taking classes of all kinds, online and in person.

Wants

I'd love to receive:

  • Blank postcards, new and vintage (quirky, floral, birds, maps)

  • refrigerator magnets

  • stationery / notecards of all kinds

  • mailing ephemera

  • mail art

  • mail art supplies

  • art or artifacts of all religions and spirituality

  • paper of any kind

  • journaling cards

  • smash book items

  • sticky notes

  • mini handmade books, scrapbooks, journals,, and photo albums

  • handmade file folder journals

  • mail art

  • washi tape

  • rubber stamps

  • handmade junk journals

Dislikes

Dislikes (or please don't send): * candy or any food product * perfumes, makeup items * hair products * Hello Miss Kitty, Disney, Pixar, animal related items

Ratings

greygooselime rated for Mini pocket letter birds on Jul 15, 2017
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Comment: Never received. No response to my message.
mgallardo68 rated for January sender choice atc swap on Jun 7, 2017
1
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Comment: Jennifer, I have tried to contact you regarding this swap but no answer has been received, so; sadly I am rating you down with a 1. I know you are/have been experiencing some personal and family issues and I hope they get fixed soon. I will be very happy to re-rate once this swap is received.
urocyonfox rated for ATC - Free Themed #165 (USA) on Apr 15, 2017
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Comment: 4/15/17 - Apparently I selected the wrong bullet back in January and you never got my comment or rating below. I am fixing that now. --- 1/15/17 - I reached out to you for a resend and never got one. After reading your profile I wanted to say, sorry about everything going on, I will re-rate when you can resend. I hope everything in your life clears up
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Lilpurplepig rated for Mini pocket letter Butterflies on Jan 25, 2017
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Comment: I have sent you two messages 1/5/17 & 1/20/17 and you have not logged in since 1/5/17. I will re-rate you once I receive the swap.
5
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Comment: Thank you for the great ATC!
owl rated for a rose is a rose ATC Swap on Dec 30, 2016
5
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Comment: Beautiful ATC. Roses are my favorite flower. Thank you for the ATC. Sharon's
Lilpurplepig rated for a rose is a rose ATC Swap on Dec 28, 2016
5
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Comment: I am so sorry for rating late. Loved your ATC.
5
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Comment: Thank you so much! I will finish and send home. Also thank you, thank you, thank you for the Rice Hotel vintage pc. When I was a little girl my parents owned a photography 2 doors down from the Rice. I would sit for hours at the front window to see a superstar. I never did get that lucky. I think they must have had a secret entrance because all the important people stayed there and my father often was called on to photograph them or events they were holding in the hotel. We had some really cool old pictures before our house burned. Happy New Year! Hugs, Diane
Onaki rated for ATC - Free Themed #176 (USA) on Dec 22, 2016
5
rating
 
kayreich rated for W2W ATC Swap #10 on Dec 21, 2016
5
rating
 
Robinarie rated for W2W ATC Swap #10 on Dec 16, 2016
5
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Comment: You sent 1 of 1. That's okay, I like the note card you made too. Merry Christmas!
Wildchild rated for Open Christmas atc swap on Dec 14, 2016
5
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weepingtardis rated for USA-ATC + Holiday Card on Dec 12, 2016
5
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5
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Comment: Thank you for the ATCs. They are very cute. However, the swap description states that they are not to be sticker slapped and you used only stickers for both of them. I've decided to rate a 5 because the ATCs are ones I am happy to add to my collection but in the future I would avoid using only stickers if the swap description states not to.
owl rated for USA-ATC + Holiday Card on Dec 7, 2016
5
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Comment: Love everything about your ATC and Christmas card. Thank you
Onaki rated for ATC - Free Themed #161 (USA) on Dec 5, 2016
5
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5
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Comment: Thanks for the great "2" ATC Jennifer!
mags142 rated for W2W ATC Swap #7 on Dec 3, 2016
5
rating
Comment: I loved both the ATCs you sent me! Thank you for the extras as well <3
heatherkm rated for I love snowmen ATC on Dec 2, 2016
5
rating
Comment: What a wonderful little snowman scene! Thank you:)

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Comments

djcamp04 on Mar 20, 2017:

Just wondering if the January senders choice ATC arrived & if so could you please rate me. Thanks

Fiddlefaddle on Jun 18, 2013:

Hi: I also meant to mention in the postcard rating that you have such lovely & very neat handwriting. It's so perfect, how do you do that? lol. Take care and thanks again! :) Smiles & Hugs!

mermaidery on Jul 3, 2011:

Hi! I saw your comment in the one from each with a twist swap that youre sending out Ocean Grove NJ postcards. Do you/did you live there or just visiting?

Alicia1988 on Jun 30, 2011:

your package totally made my day jennifer ! :) loving the cute and lovely journals u've enclosed for me ! thank u for being an angel to my flaked - New Blank Journal Swap International :) u went the extra mile and made me smile :) much love !

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