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Date Joined: September 15, 2009
Last Online: September 20, 2019
Birthday: August 23
Country: United States
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I used to swap/pen pal a lot when I was younger and am still addicted to receiving and sending mail. July 2016: I have not swapped in a lot time and am just getting back into it! I have updated my profile, sent out my first swap, and I am ready to go!

I love my dog, Winifred, the best, though there's a total of 4 dogs in the house. (Allergy notice for anyone wanting to swap with me: we are a non-smoking household but we have dogs--no cats, and no other pets.) I LOVE the San Jose Sharks & #16, Devin Setoguchi, is still my favorite (I don't care that he was traded years ago).

I'm a picture hoarder. I "collect" photos (of everything, especially crafts!) and graphics from online as inspiration and take tons of photos myself. I have a Nikon I'm going to marry someday. My favorite subjects to photograph are clouds, cemeteries and my dogs, though if you hand me a camera expect me to transform into the paparazzi--I'll take photos of just about anything (except people...groups of people make me nervous & I refuse to be "the photographer" at parties, even family functions!).

I write a LOT--which explains my love of writing supplies. The start of a new school year still gets me excited to stock up on notebooks and pens. I have tons of journals, stationery & cards.

I don't act my age at all--in fact, many times I act like I'm in high school. It makes life fun.

I just started a bucket list and have already checked a couple of things off on it. With that said, I am the World's Greatest Procrastinator.

Current Challenges

  • En Masse Journal 2016 (ala Shannon Green on YouTube)
  • Tim Holtz's Creative Chemistry 101/102/103 classes (103 is completed!!)

I do a little bit of everything! And am willing to try almost any craft at least once. I know I haven't listed everything here

  • Kumihimo
  • Paper beads
  • Paper crafts
  • Scrapbooking
  • Making jewelry (esp. bracelets)
  • Journaling
  • Project Life
  • Planners (A5 is the only size I use, I own Filofax, Mrs. Brimble, and Kikki K)
  • Travlers Notebooks (Extra Wide from FoxyFix is my favorite--equivalent to A5, although I have several smaller pocket sized ones of different sizes)
  • Random things I come across on Pinterest and want to try
  • Tim Holtz stuff

Favorite Books

Reading is a big part of my identity, just like crafting.

  • The Forest of Hands and Teeth series by Carrie Ryan
  • The Hunger Games trilogy by Suzanne Collins, * Pride & Prejudice and Persuasion by Jane Austen
  • Harry Potter series by JK Rowling
  • North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell
  • The Little House on the Prairie Books by Laura Ingalls Wilder
  • Cassandra Clare's The Infernal Devices, The Mortal Instruments and The Dark Artifices series'

I'm a huge fan of anything post apocalyptic and dystopian. I love those Amish books that aren't really Christian novels but almost could be, as well as the Christian ones, and the Mail Order Bride books of the same kind (not the Harlequin romance novel type ones but the same kind as the Amish ones, they're a bit more innocent). And lots and lots of YA.

  • Favorite authors: Jane Austen, Carrie Ryan

  • Even though these don't qualify as "books" I'm throwing this into the mix anyways: I love those journals you get where you have to fill something out--Gratitude journals, "Wreck this Journal," lists, ect.

  • I've been sorted to Hufflepuff (though I am borderline Ravenclaw & both houses make me happy). The Goblet of Fire is my favorite book from the series, as well as my favorite movie.

Favorite Movies

  • Serenity
  • You've Got Mail
  • Cinderfella
  • Enchanted
  • 10 Things I Hate About You
  • The Slipper and the Rose
  • Say Anything
  • The Little Mermaid
  • Can't Hardly Wait
  • Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
  • Harry Potter (Esp. Goblet of Fire)
  • The 10th Kingdom
  • Pride & Prejudice (A&E 1995) *Any Avengers movie (Hawkeye is my absolute favorite, Falcon and Captain America are a close second!)
  • She's the Man
  • Wall-E (my go-to movie to watch when I'm stressed to calm me down!)
  • Sense & Sensibility (A&E 2008)

I'll watch anything with John Cusack, Colin Firth or Sandra Bullock in it. I do love romantic comedy, chick flick type things. I cannot help myself.

Favorite Television

Currently Watching

  • Once Upon a Time (Robin Hood is my hero)
  • Grimm
  • The Mindy Project
  • Shadowhunters

  • NCIS and Bones when I catch them--I enjoy them, but I don't need to see every episode.

  • I think I'm giving up on Orange is the New Black--I've heard this season is extra violent and I can only stomach so much sex/violence/gore/etc. I haven't decided if I'm going to watch the new season of Sleepy Hollow--what happened at the end of season 3!?!

Favorite Music

  • A little bit of everything
  • Backstreet Boys (seriously...KTBSPA!)
  • Thriving Ivory
  • Midnight Cinema
  • Simple Plan
  • Boys Like Girls
  • John Mayer
  • Jon McLaughlin
  • Josh Groban
  • Michael Buble
  • Chris Tomlin

Favorites to Wear

  • Colors: Black, red, blue, grey, maroon

  • Style: My wardrobe leans on the darker side of things, leaning punk/edgy without going over the edge

  • Flowers: Think Regency/Jane Austen simplified kind of flowers/lace/style rather than a more flower/girly Victorian/Marie Antoinette

  • Jewelry: SPARKLES! I'm more of a rhinestone girl than a pearl girl.

  • I love metallic/rhinestones/holographic stuff. I don't mind my earrings or necklaces sparkling in the sun (as long as it doesn't blind other drivers!)

  • With that being said, my current favorite color is "rainbow." Yeah, I know.

Hoarding & Collections

I hoard

  • Craft supplies
  • Stickers
  • Journals & notebooks
  • Writing supplies
  • Paper ephemera
  • Anything relating to Jane Austen or England (I actually got to go to England a few years ago!)
  • Jewelry (esp earrings/necklaces)
  • Washi Tape (like you wouldn't believe)

I have several collections (I collect collections!)

  • Treesons - vinyl figures by Bubi Au Yeung
  • Doll collection - but just dolls I love, not just any doll! that includes Blythes, Robert Tonners, Disney Limited Edition dolls, Funko Pop figures and many others
  • Harry Potter collection - It includes books, Funko figures, jewelry, and an assortment of random Hogwarts items you can't live without
  • Wall*E collection - my favorite Disney character! (although Hawkeye is a close second since Disney acquired Marvel)
  • Manatees - I have a small manatee collection
  • Cuttlefish - I have a small cuttlefish collection, too--I love the ones at the aquarium!
  • Book collection - Books, journals, notebooks, bookmarks, and anything related to books!
  • Titanic - my main collection - I collect mostly the ship, though since the movie came out I do have quite a bit of movie items in my collection now. I also extend my collection to "Titanic-Like" things--if they have a Titanic-ish feel and it makes me happy to add it to my collection, I do
  • I also "collect" things on the computer, like inspiring photographs or graphics (Pinterest has made the hoarding worse). I used to make those little animated name .gifs and I love the pixelized animations.

Misc. Likes

  • Old-fashioned, Antique vintage or retro
  • Ephemera-Vintage/Antique/Regency
  • Beads & Charms
  • Amish books
  • Cameras
  • Office/School supplies
  • Project Life/Journaling cards (Esp 4x6 and 3x4)
  • San Jose Sharks - fav players: Vlasic, Marleau & Ward
  • Fav hockey player, ex Shark Devin Setoguchi #16
  • Christmas, esp vintage/antique Christmas
  • Terry's Chocolate Oranges
  • Deadlifting (this is a new thing at the gym! I do not dead lift a lot of weight but I like it! Which says a lot because I hate exercise!)
  • Matcha/Green tea flavored candy
  • Gorjuss Girl
  • Postage/Mail related things/used postage stamps
  • I have started to wear quirky pins
  • Wicked (esp Elphaba/Idina)
  • Old Cemeteries/Gravestones (not purposely creepy)
  • Harry Potter related: I consider my house Ravenclaw (I am equally sorted into Ravenclaw & Hufflepuff so am happy with either house!) and My patronus is a manatee

Allergies & Dislikes

I suffer from migraines--please don't send scented items, perfume samples/perfumed papers, strong floral scents, musks or vanilla scented items. I (and my migraines) appreciate it!

  • Scented stuff
  • Lotions
  • Smoke (cigarettes-I am a non smoker)
  • Horror movies
  • Blood & guts & gore
  • Zombies
  • Skulls
  • Shabby Chic *' 70s psychedelic
  • Coffee (flavor or scent)
  • Smoke
  • Hello Kitty
  • Halloween
  • Too much Pink
  • Tea (actually, I don't drink anything hot-tea, coffee, hot chocolate, etc)
  • Tarot/divination
  • Dark & White chocolate

If we are swapping and you are allergic to something, please let me know! My household is non-smoking but we have 4 dogs (no cats--my sister is a bit allergic to cats but not dogs, but that doesn't mean she won't pet them and cuddle them!).


pensandneedles rated for Bookmark on Jun 9, 2018
Comment: I absolutely ADORE these bookmarks!!! I love how you personalized it with one of my favorite books! Thank you so so much. LOVE IT! It just made my day.
annim rated for 50 Of My Favorite Songs on Apr 10, 2018
Comment: Thank you! :) You even did the link, brilliant!
Response: You're welcome! I hope you find something new to enjoy!
blueseabliss rated for ATC - Free Themed #94 (USA) on Apr 5, 2018
Comment: Cool, thank you!
Response: You've very welcome!
RAINDARGON rated for ATC - Free Themed #95 (USA) on Apr 3, 2018
Comment: Thank you for your very artistic atc,love the technique that you used for it.
Response: You're welcome! I'm glad you like it!
tigerlily2110 rated for 50 Of My Favorite Songs on Apr 3, 2018
Comment: Thank you for your list.
Response: You're welcome! I hope you find something new in it you like.
DLW74 rated for 50 Of My Favorite Songs on Mar 30, 2018
Comment: Thanks for sharing your top 50, a very interesting mix!
Response: You're welcome. I hope you find something new to enjoy!
draco rated for 50 Of My Favorite Songs on Mar 30, 2018
Comment: thank you for the great list. i'll have to check them out
Response: You're so welcome! I hope you find something new to enjoy!
Megsongbird rated for 50 Of My Favorite Songs on Mar 30, 2018
Comment: Awesome list of songs! We listen to a LOT of similar songs! :) And I definitely felt the same way you felt at that Matchbox Twenty concert when I went to a Sara Bareilles concert - I loooove knowing almost all the songs! :)
Response: I have not gotten to go to a Sara Bareilles concert yet!! She is on my top 5 list to go see--I even had a discussion about wanting to see her when I saw Jon McLaughlin WITH Jon McLaughlin because he had toured with her! (I would die if I got to see both of them together!!) I am really going to love going through your list because of our similar tastes. That's my weekend plans--to sit and crafts and go through your list! :)
Shiraz rated for 5/5 ATC April (USA) on Mar 29, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the Victorian cat couple - charming - and great glitzy background. And thanks for the β€œgoodies”
Response: You're so welcome! I hope you enjoy them! :)
thequilterslink rated for 5/5 ATC April (USA) on Mar 27, 2018
Comment: Thanks for cute ATC
Response: You're so welcome!!
amabear62 rated for 5/5 ATC April (USA) on Mar 26, 2018
Response: Thank you for the rating and the heart! I hope you liked the ATC!
mirandapearl rated for ATC Supply Kit on Mar 26, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the awesome ATC supplies. I loved everything especially the Golden Girls ATC!
Response: You're so welcome! I am glad you liked everything. I couldn't resist sending the Golden Girls ATC when I saw you watched the show!! :)
Cgscdy rated for CPG Rainbows ATCs - US Only on Mar 26, 2018
Comment: Tysm for the rainbow atcs! Love the backgrounds on them. Also thanks for the atc backs and extras. Beautiful envie as well lol basically I love everything!!!
Response: You're so welcome! I had such fun making them, I'm so glad you liked everything so much!!
adaywithmom rated for 5/5 ATC April (USA) on Mar 26, 2018
Comment: Thank you so much for making me such a beautiful vintage atc. It is my 1st one in a vintage theme. I just love the notecard & envie also, so pretty! Thank you for the little goodies I can use in my crafting.
Response: You're so welcome! I am glad you liked everything.
Yakima1955 rated for ATC Supply Kit on Mar 22, 2018
Comment: Thanks so much for all the wonderful goodies. I love love love it all😊
Response: You're so welcome! I hope you have fun making ATCs!!
Chrissiemeade85 rated for 5/5 ATC April (USA) on Mar 22, 2018
Comment: Thank you so much for your wonderful ATC the stickers and the card you sent it and I absolutely love it I love anything to do with Paris and I'd love to know how you got the raindrops on your card could it be glue maybe I'm right I don't know anyways I really enjoyed reading your letter and I would love to be your pen pal I will get you one out soon
Response: You're so welcome! The raindrops were made with Goosebumps spray by Imagine Crafts. Can't wait to hear from you!!
Fieke rated for CPG Spring Flowers ATCs - Global on Mar 15, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the 2 beautiful ATC's ! Enjoy spring
Response: You're so welcome!
SusanSpooky rated for Card kit on Mar 1, 2018
Comment: Wow!! I absolutely adore the card kit you sent me! I cannot wait to make a card from the lovely pieces you included for me. I really love it all! Thanks so much!!
Response: I am so happy you like everything!! You're so welcome--I hope you have fun with it all!!
hibiscus rated for CPG Aug '17 Ocean ATCs - Global on Aug 21, 2017
Comment: Wonderful atcs!!! I am crazy about the backgrounds... both are great but the one with that beautiful golden ship is amazing ... how you got that effect I'd love to know ... thank you so much for the most special pair of earrings!! Love them so much... what a swap
Response: Thank you! I'm glad you like them!! The copper background is Nuvo Embellishment Moouse in fresh copper, and the blue glitter is Bo Bunny glitter paste in Seafoam and Turquoise. The sand is from a local beach (the same kind as in the earrings). I'm glad you enjoyed everything!!
Comment: Love it thank you.
Response: You're so welcome! It was so fun to make!

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bjmonroe on Feb 12, 2017:

bjmonroe on Nov 22, 2016:

bjmonroe on Nov 8, 2016:

bjmonroe on Oct 27, 2016:

ThriftyUrbanMom on Sep 22, 2016:




May these verses feed your spirit!
Love & Blessings,

bjmonroe on Sep 22, 2016:

bjmonroe on Aug 23, 2016:

Hope you have a fantastic birthday!
bjmonroe on Aug 19, 2016:

Thank you for my lucky star maker and the Glue and Seal. It has made my day to receive your RAK! Can't wait to try them out

ThriftyUrbanMom on Aug 11, 2016:

Knock, knock! I'm just stopping by to invite you to take a look at our Christian Swappers Group forums, we have an AUG: $5 Esty Gift Card ðŸℒ Bible Trivia Game going on in the group forum now.

Come join in on the fun! Win a $5.00 Esty Gift Card - Enter by 8/31/2016

God bless you! ~Rachael

paperfilia on Jul 28, 2016:

Thank you for tagging me and sending the adorable cat and sweets sticker flakes! I love them! I like to decorate envies and journal pages with them, and I've never had the vellum kind you sent. Hearts!!!!

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