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Date Joined: October 21, 2011
Last Online: March 6, 2022
Birthday: March 29
Country: United States
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About Me

Hobbies: Scrapbooking, Altered Art, Reading, Going to Garage Sales (looking for crap I don't really need), going to auctions (carting home crap my husband hates).

My style: distressed/grungy/vintage...BIG Tim Holtz fan! I am very into vintage luggage....plain, altered, furniture made from it, images of it. Love, love, love old luggage! Also into old cameras with bellows.

Stuff I use in my art- Small vintage findings, old maps, scrapbooking supplies (I hoard them...shhhhh), tin type photos, vintage paper ephemera, Tim Holtz and Ranger products, vintage game pieces, grungy-looking stuff, Skeleton keys, Wizard of Oz stuff, Alice in Wonderland stuff, Rubber stamps w/ weird images (I keep saying I don't need anymore rubber stamps, but then I keep buying them anyway), old book pages, foreign postage stamps, varieties of washi tape, Gorjuss Girls rubber stamps (these conflict with my "I don't like cutesy' stuff, but for some reason I really dig them. I'd have more if they were cheaper), damask print, vintage music sheets.

Fave colors: Brown, Grey, lighter greens, turquoise, teal.

Least fave colors: Purple/Pink/Yellow

Fave food: Anything Chocolate and Jelly Belly Black jellybeans. LOVE those!

Fave Holiday- Halloween! Christmas is a close 2nd. Oh...and I have an addiction to making Easter scrapbook layouts. I have more layouts than I have photos to fill them.

Stuff I do not dig: Stickers, uber-cutesy or girly/flowery stuff, Things that have been in the presence of cigarette smoke, Scented items, Earrings...my ears aren't pierced , Coffee/Tea (but I do like chai), those "Magnolia" girl stamp images (I think they are so ugly), steampunk (Gasp! a Tim Holtz fan that doesn't like steampunk? Surprising, I know. I do like gears though), Kawaii...I kind of like Hello Kitty, but not so much the rest of it (yes...I know my profile pic is an onion with a face, but it's the only onion picture that actually looked recognizable in a teeny, tiny profile thumbnail)

What I already have a ton of and don't need- Ribbons/ Packaged buttons (always collecting more vintage buttons though)

Favorite Music

Eclectic, but no rap, metal, or country.

Billy Joel is a musical genius.

Favorite Books

Mountains Beyond Mountains, Outlander series, Clan of the Cave Bear series

Favorite Movies

While You Were Sleeping, That Thing You Do, Wizard of Oz, Heaven Can Wait,

Favorite Television

Parenthood (can you believe they might cancel it?), Grey's Anatomy, Private Practice, Castle, Dexter, Storage Wars (my guilty pleasure), Pickers, Auction Hunters

Favorite Crafts

Scrapbooking/Altered Art

Pet Peeves

People who don't know the difference between your and you're. Makes me crazy.........People who say "Libary" (it has another R in it, ya know?).....And I have a lot of driving pet peeves People who drive with their fog lights on when there is no fog......Idiots who just have to pull out in front of me and then go 15 miles under the speed limit.................People who buy a car with killer horsepower and then drive it slower than my grandma on her Hover-round. Complete disregard for the use of turn signals (when did that become ok?)

My Family

I have 5 kids (including a set of twins). They range from age 23 on down to 7. I am married to a veterinarian. He married me when I already had 4 kids...What an idiot, right? We have a pretty laid-back and happy life. We live in the armpit of Nebraska...which lacks excitement, but that's why God created Travelocity...so we could get the heck out of here once in awhile.

Folks who flaked

Flaked on by: 1. @lindar for the scrapbooking swap. I really think something bad happened to her. She was a good swapper I had been paired with before and then she just disappeared. 2. @giramondo for Quick Destash swap (Intl).

Some awesome Angels

  1. Quick de-Stash (Intl): Thanks to both @PJ and @Mello for their generous offers to angel this swap. Since I am in the middle of a major re-do of my craft space (can you say, disaster?), I didn't take them up on it, but surely do appreciate the sweet offers.


KimmieJo rated for Halloween Resist Canvas on Sep 26, 2012
Comment: Love my canvas! The color is awesome, the spider is cute and my best friend rocks!!
user6937 rated for Mousetrap Message Clips on Aug 8, 2012
Comment: I love it! You did great, for something that you don't really care for - lucky you to get the paper (one of my favourite's is Graphic 45) on a Tim Holz cruise! Thanks so much :)
Response: So glad you liked it. I wasn't sure if I did "steampunk" any kind of right. LOL.
Comment: Stunningly, incandescently perfectly me. If you had walked into my house and said I will make a box that matches this room, you could not have done better. The little extras inside the box are also perfectly me. Now, can you tell me where you hid the spy cam? Words are not enough. Merci beaucoup.
Response: I am so happy to hear you like it and it will fit in with your decor. Your profile is filled out so well...it was like having a spy-cam :)
Comment: i love the titles on your atcs! what a great swap, thanks for hosting it!
thebragal rated for Altered mouse trap message clips on Jul 18, 2012
Comment: Gorgeous! I love it!
jessann rated for Vintage ATC w/ Eiffel Tower #3 on Jul 16, 2012
Comment: Not only was your ATC BEAUTIFUL!!!! I really love my extras! Thank you for making this swap experience such a great one! You have blessed me by sharing your beautiful artwork...
Sylvia4647 rated for Vintage ATC w/ Eiffel Tower #3 on Jul 16, 2012
Comment: Thank you for the ATC and tuck-ins. The frame is perfectly "my cup of tea"!
Comment: Very nice ATC
veraflip rated for Altered mouse trap message clips on Jun 20, 2012
Comment: I LOVE what you did with the mousetrap, it is awesome!! The music notes were a nice personal touch! Thank you so much!
Maggie249 rated for Altered mouse trap message clips on Jun 18, 2012
Comment: love it great "mousetrap" thanks very much i can hang it or magnet it good ideas
Comment: Thank you for all the goodness you sent! The York Peppermint Patties are gone already and we are sipping the Lemonzinger right now - yummy! Jakob is happy with his pens and already did a painting for Daddy so he doesn't get sad because he didn't get such a nice package :o)
Response: Yay! So glad it arrived and you are enjoying everything.
yellowsharkbait rated for Block Party: Vintage on Apr 24, 2012
Comment: ♥♥♥It's great! Thank you so much. ♥♥♥
CricutMania rated for Altered box- Tim Holtz style on Apr 14, 2012
Comment: Thanks so much for the BEAUTIFUL box as well as all the goodies that you included!!! ~Hugs
ellie rated for Scraptopia Destash Envie! on Apr 6, 2012
Comment: Thanks for being my Easter Bunny this years. Lots of treats and no calories. I can't wait to start using my 'stash'
kayler00 rated for vidalia68 & kayler00 on Apr 3, 2012
Comment: got the swap today! thank you so much!! you are very talented at making keychains! you should put them on etsy!! i already have the paris one on my keychain with my keys & other keychains (i have a lot haha) and thank you so much for the distress ink. you didn't have to send that! i appreciate it so much =) i hope to swap with you again.
Response: Glad the package arrived safely and that you like the key chains. I always buy too much Tim stuff and end up with duplicates, so I was happy to find a good home for the Distress Ink. See you around on the swap boards.
LindaD rated for Five Artsy Photos on Mar 28, 2012
Comment: Great photos, thank you for sharing them with me :)
kathiec rated for Five Artsy Photos on Mar 25, 2012
Comment: Great swap--I love the b/w train with the pop of color... I do that in PSP a lot. I personally love digitally enhanced photos and many layers and filters.. Some folks don't--so I sent straight shots......Thanks for a glimpse of your travels...♥♥♥
Comment: wonderful photographs, thank you so much for sharing :)
Comment: Great job on your photos. I think sunrise is my favorite you're dog is a cutie

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sugarskull on Jul 19, 2012:

thank you, thank you, thank you for angeling my tea swap! we have a dwindling supply of christmas morning by stash, so it'll be interesting to compare it to christmas eve. thanks again!

charophyta on Jul 11, 2012:

Thanks for angeling and I love the ATC you sent!! It is so cute!! :D

jfreeman on Jun 16, 2012:

Hello and SHUT THE FRONT DOOR!!! Wow! Your package just blew me away. I was NOT expecting that at all! I'm amazed at your talent and the SIZE of the Block through me for a loop. I was expecting a little ol'e alphabet kids block and I received a Giant size Block. Thank you so much for Angel'ing this swap for me. That is so awesome of you. Thank you, thank you, thank you!.

Mello on May 23, 2012:

Hi there - just stopping by to show of my Happy Family Swap! Maybe you want to join?

LauraM540 on May 8, 2012:

Thanks for the great Lace Images book for the April WTA in the Altered Art group! I use a lot of lace so this book will give me some awesome ideas!! It was a total surprise, this was the only good crafty mail I got today so it put a smile on my face!! xoxo

Mello on May 5, 2012:

Thank you so much for angeling the Boys Christmas Pesent Swap and the Cakes addict Swap for us! Jakob loves his new set of pens and the StarWars Band Aids and the Plane Cookie cutter is his Fave. I love the Cupcake Container - never seen anything like it before! And Morsels! Yay! Thanx a bazillion times!

Paige1900 on May 1, 2012:

Your icon is adorable....your not from GA are you?

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