Date Joined: January 3, 2010
Last Online: November 30, 2012
Birthday: March 17, 1983
Country: United States
After yet another move, and some more real life issues, I am settled in and life is going great again. I am currently making up the past swaps I owe, and am PMing users as I have there swaps ready. If I owe you something and I have not sent you a message, please PM me, and I will send it out as soon as I can. I don't have a list of tags, but if I flaked on you, please let me know.
I am 26, and a stay at home mom to three kids. I have a 7 year old son, a 6 year old daughter, and an almost three year old hurricane (daughter). We all love crafting and making stuff that brings out the creativity we have as a family. My daughter and I recently discovered Inchies, and have become quickly addicted. We also like to comb the thrift stores for old and abused items to refab, and give new life to.
I listen to just about everything, country and alternative rock are my favorites. I listen to audio books on most longer drives, and own way too many kids cds for my sanity.
I read almost everything. I tend to pick an author, try and find all of there books and read them all. Luckily in my area there are enough thrift stores and used book stores that this can remain an inexpensive hobby. But I think if I bring any more books into the house my boyfriend will make me move out... lol
I like all movies with a happy ending. What's the point of escaping in a movie to end it while you're sad? That's not saying I don't watch sad movies, but they aren't my everyday choice. My current go to movie is The Holiday, and the original Sabrina.
Don't have cable anymore, so I am not current on anything at the moment, but Grey's Anatomy and Private Practice were favorites of mine.
I will admit freely that I spend alot of time on YouTube watching shows from my teen years.
I also own or at least have seen all the seasons of Buffy, Angel, Dark Angel, Charmed, The OC, Summerland, One Tree Hill, Dawson's Creek and many other teen angst type shows, I like them. I don't know why, but I do.
I always have LOTS of projects going at the same time, I'm a person that must be doing something at all times, which is why I listen to audio books in the car, why just drive when you can read at the same time? I started with plastic canvas, and scrapbooking taught to me by my grandmother, and my mother. Knitting and crocheting are not my talents, I don't know what it is about those two crafts but I just can't get the hang of them. Anything paper related is the current hit in my house, we have started inchies, scrapbooking of course, and making books. My daughter and I spend hours in thrift stores looking for things to redo, and reuse. Its fun and it brings us all together.
Constantly on the look out for:
Anything with patterns; dots, stripes, anything really the more unique the better
Pens, gel pens, marker pens, permanent pens, you name it.
We even have a collection going of those pens from doctors offices and other places that you accidently take home... at least sometimes its an accident.
Tiny words cut out from books, magazines, pretty much anything. My daughter and I recently discovered "Inchies" and I had NO idea how small an inch was until now.
St Patrick's Day is my Birthday so anything green, or irish themed is always welcome.
Stickers, any and all types. My kids like the colorful ones, and I like the unusual ones.
My older kids are going through there watercolor phase, so I am always on the lookout for new brushes, paper, and other formats and mediums they can use.
Origami has become popular in our craft room (formally the dining room but no one eats in there anymore) so new papers, and patterns are always looked for.
Colored pencils, for me. I have a set that I say is mine but everytime I go to use one... there's another color missing and the kids collection seems to be growing... hmmm
String, yarn, and anything like it. We have many uses and many ways to have fun with it.
Beads, pony beads mostly, the kids aren't quite there with the tiny ones, I think I vacuum up more of those then they use on the projects them selves.
I'm getting into beading with the tiny seed beads. I love them, but I still think I vaccum more then I use :).
My 7 year old Donald
Loves to get mail, the junk mail is fought over in my house, just like most toys.
Is obsessed with Star Wars, and Legos and all other boy things.
He is the most patient of all of us with the details on projects.
Blue and Red are his favorite colors this week at least.
Soccer is his sport of choice, but that may change tomorrow as well.
My 6 year old Ericah
Also loves to get mail, is currently the winner of the junk mail race because she can run a little faster then her brother.
Loves anything girlie, doll houses, babies, and dress up.
She loves paper dolls, and has discovered stencils.
Has more fun with the $6 art set from Michaels she got for Christmas, then the Wii Papa got her.
Watercolors are her "life" according to her. Thats what she wants to do when she grows up, and has even started a wish book about where she wants to travel to paint.
My almost 3 year old Sammy Jo
Is special needs, and special in my heart
She recently found out that crayons are more fun on paper (and walls) then in her mouth
And that scissors make cool designs in clothes... her sisters barbie clothes were sacraficied for this discovery.
She loves post-it notes, and magnets.
My favorite colors are pink, purple and orange. I have been branching out into the fall colors more and more lately, my friends blame it on my ever changing hair, but I like to think of it as creative maturity.
I love to work with yarn, and paper. I work with other mediums but these are my comfort zones and where I return to when I need inspiration, or just to relax.
I read constantly, and am always trying to picture how to turn the scene I am reading into a layout, spread of inchies, or just a series of postcards.
I do not define myself as an artist, there is little I won't try, but even less I can excel at. But I am who I am, and I happen to like it. I am a perfectionist though so sometimes I take my failures a little harder then most.
I have finally found the right guy, and luckily for me he loves me too! Enough that he no longer sighs or gets frustrated after I go to the used book stores and thrift stores in one day, he just calmly asks me where I would like him to put my "crap". As he fondly puts it.
I am not allergic to any foods, but I really can not stand cinnamon in anything. Food, drinks, or gum.
I am open to try anything once when it comes to tea, I love trying other countries, and weird flavors. I am easy to please as long as its not cinnamon flavored.
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