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tropicalart77

tropicalart77
Date Joined: May 9, 2008
Last Online: November 28, 2012
Birthday: August 20
Country: United States
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About Me

I have accepted a new job and am in the process of moving. I hope to set up a new studio in the new house. I hope to get back to swapping then. Until then, happy swapping!

badge I love to collect items for my art projects. Some of my recent favorite finds include: a huge vintage dictionary, vintage hymn books, cigar boxes, trims (vintage pom pom, ric rac, seam binding, etc.), Victorian Trading Cards, Vintage Valentines, hand made lace and doilies.

I love to buy in bulk and trade with others. I welcome messages and one on one swaps with equal value items.

Favorite Crafts

I like to make altered items, paint canvas boards, collage work, scrapbook pages, tags and more.

Colors: There are not too many colors that I do not like. I especially love aqua, black, pink, blue, green, brown, ecru...

Items to Swap

I have: *lace (some vintage) *wooden thread spools *cigar boxes *ribbon *tags *Collage art on watercolor paper or hard canvas *beads including some gem stones, swarovski, earing wires, silver components *charms *fiber *atcs *altered frames *vinyl records *sheet music *candles *horse shoes (they have been worn by horses) *if you see something in my store, on my blog or on my Flickr site that you would like me to create something similar for you, let me know. I am able to incorporate your favorite photos into my work to make something special for you.

I would like

I only collect things I can use in my art. I really really want art supplies such as... *millenary flowers *cancelled postage stamps the ones with lovely images on them *charms *miniature items small enough to fit in an altoid tin... really love cats,dogs crosses and fairies *trims (ric rac, pom pom, seam binding, etc) *Glitter or metalic paper *Images or background paper for inchies *Slide mounts with two pieces of glass *lace *ribbon (not wrapping paper ribbon) *Inspirational art...I like things to touch my heart or inspire me in some way *embellishments (especially butterflies) *paint (acrylic or crackle) *gel medium *ink (alcohol, refillers or ink pads) *items to alter *Inspirational Quotes and lyrics *Vintage book pages including but not limited to Bible and Illustrated works. *Vintage postcards *Vintage photos *crocheted flowers *Buttons *Scrabble tiles *Bamboo Tiles *match boxes *Vintage Costume Jewelry *necklaces that look good on larger women *water color paper (I can use sizes as small as ATCs and bookmark size... so I can use your scraps.) *small square bits of fabric for collage work (patterns that go well with vintage art) *quilted hearts or quilted small squares *new plastic baggies for jewelry and other small items *Large Shape Punches (I already have an oval and a scalloped oval, tree, circle and square)

I Do Not Want/Need

I have allergies to anything with smells including smoke or perfume , wool items, things with nuts, nothing seafood related (in images or content...obviously, I am not allergic to an image of a fish, I just don't care for them lol), and items with mold damage...I know it sucks to have allergies. I can't use anything licensed, figurines larger than a matchbox, nudes, Goth, haunted, spiders, worms, skulls...you get the point, surreal, dollar store items, earrings, rings, anything for cold weather...it is hot here.

I do not mind

If something is old, IF IT IS VINTAGE (1966 and before is really what I am looking for.) I CAN use items that are not in good shape for collecting because of condition but can be used in collage work...it just can't be falling apart in my hands. I can also use one of vintage earings and some broken vintage jewelry pieces in my collage work...if the bale or earing stud is missing it is OK. However, I do not need or want trash. What I am talking about is a beautiful item that has had some wear or damage.

Favorite Television

*Desperate Housewives *Survivor *The Big Give *Extreme Home Make Over *Wife Swap *Medium *Grey's Anatomy *American Idol

Favorite Music

I love country music. Currently, my favorite song is Cowboys Are My Weakness by Trisha Yearwood.

Favorite Movies

I love these movies but I don't collect movie items: *Dirty Dancing...'cause Baby stood up for herself, I love the music and the time period *Apollo 13...because they were amazing men and they survived *Shrek...because her true beauty was not in being a skinny woman. ;)

Favorite Books

*A Prayer For Owen Meany by John Irving... love all of his books *Finding Yourself Loved by Sue Monk Kidd *Secret Lives of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd *The Mermaid Chair by Sue Monk Kidd

Ratings

jcat rated for Enchantment ATC- unicorn/pegasus ATC on Nov 17, 2009
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AngelFaeryKathleen rated for HPC: With Paint on Dec 11, 2008
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Comment: You went to so much trouble and it sounds like a lot of fun to make my fabulous card I am giving you a heart, Thank you,hugs :-)
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Comment: I love your card and the message on the back, thank you for all your work, hugs :-)
yndy rated for *Perfect Postcard Swappers* on Nov 19, 2008
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Comment: Thank you for my first postcard of Maine! And many blessings to you too...:o)
ellie1200 rated for HPC: Something Black & White on Nov 18, 2008
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Comment: Very nice card, elegant! Thank you!
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Comment: Thanks for the postcard! I love doing things like that in photoshop!
PennyArcade rated for HPC: Something Black & White on Nov 15, 2008
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Comment: This postcard was very cool! You are quite talented! I love it :)
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Comment: Thank you for the great Unicorn ATC!
Wildchild rated for Autumn ATC on Nov 14, 2008
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Comment: Thank you for the cute cards
gosney6 rated for Autumn ATC on Nov 13, 2008
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Comment: AWESOME ATC's!! LOVE them! Thanks for the bonus one!
Zefaniya rated for *Perfect Postcard Swappers* on Nov 13, 2008
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Comment: Very cool, the one with the hour glass!
meggert rated for *Perfect Postcard Swappers* on Nov 13, 2008
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Comment: Two great postcards!!! Thanks so much for sending them. I love the one with the geico. Love and peace Mary
clydeesmom rated for *Perfect Postcard Swappers* on Nov 13, 2008
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Comment: HI TAMMY, THANKS FOR THE TWO CARDS. IT WAS NICE OF YOU TO SEND AN EXTRA ONE. I ENJOYED READING BOTH OF THEM. LOL LORRAINE
candysue511 rated for *Perfect Postcard Swappers* on Nov 13, 2008
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Comment: Thank you for the two postcards!
Tarasue21 rated for ATC MEGA SWAP! V. 3.0 on Oct 23, 2008
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Comment: Thanks for the great ATC!
lindsay rated for ATC MEGA SWAP! V. 3.0 on Oct 22, 2008
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Comment: Super fun! thanks a bunch!
Janetburns rated for ATC MEGA SWAP! V. 3.0 on Oct 22, 2008
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Comment: Thanks, Janet
SEMOkraftee rated for Matchbox fillers swap! on Oct 21, 2008
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Comment: So sorry for the confusion! I feel sure that the goodies you sent are now mixed in with all my other goodies. :)
anrtist rated for ATC MEGA SWAP! V. 3.0 on Oct 20, 2008
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Comment: Thanx for the 2 nice atcs...I love the vintage photo!!! cc
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Comments

raven on Jul 19, 2009:

atc

marionjoy on Mar 28, 2009:

trust you will have your health in control sometime soon... thinking of you...

YankeeUnicorn on Mar 5, 2009:

Come and Check Out the "Something from the Heart Swap" @ Hot Swappers-Bi Weekly Swaps:) http://www.swap-bot.com/swap/show/32152

stacirose on Dec 30, 2008:

HAVE A WONDERFUL NEW YEAR!

NEW YEAR

©2008 Staci Rose. All rights reserved.

chincho on Dec 27, 2008:

Thank you so much for granting my December wish. The fabric is great, and as I saw it I knew what I'm going to do with it!!! Thank you soooo much and Happy New Year.

coolbaker5 on Dec 25, 2008:

Merry

Wishing you and your family a very merry Christmas and a happy New Year!!!

nolagirl on Dec 24, 2008:

MamaD on Dec 22, 2008:

Hope you have a very Wonderful Christmas!!

pooh

~Dana~

AngieTheArtist on Dec 19, 2008:

I heard you were having health problems and I just wanted to drop by and tell you I am thinking about you and you are on my heart and in my prayers.

AngelFaeryKathleen on Dec 11, 2008:

So sorry to read about yor Chorea. My thoughts are with you and hope you and your doctor get to control it soon. Sending you a big hugs >-)

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