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yvonne401

yvonne401
Date Joined: December 6, 2014
Last Online: May 27, 2017
Birthday: April 1, 1960
Country: United States
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About Me

Updated 5/15/17:

I am a founder in the following groups. If you are interested in any of these groups, please send a request to join. Thank you!

Inches, Betwinchies & Twinchies Lovers

This group is for those of you who are interested in "tiny" pieces of art which include inchies (1" x 1"), betwinchies (1.5" x 1.5") and twinchies (2" x 2").

Pennsylvania Swappers

This group is for those of you who live in PA, DE, MD, NJ, NY, OH and WV. We have a variety of swaps in this group.

Swaps in the U.S.A

This group is for book lovers, and pen pals who love to write and read books. We will have book swaps, and letter swaps, craft swaps, and anything swaps.

Email friends

This group is for email and profile, deco swaps, making new friends, talking about books, recipes, just about anything.

Proverbs Women

This is a private group for Christian Women to swap, talk, and share what we learn from the bible. This group is for sharing recipes, bible verses, anything your Christian heart desires.

Butterfly lovers

This group is for those of you who love the beauty and grace of butterflies. We have all sorts of swaps in this group including electronic ones.

Cold Hands Warm Hearts

This group is for finding new friendships with common interests. We have a variety of swaps in this group.

Christian Swappers Group

This group is for those that enjoy Christian-themed swaps and are not ashamed to say that Jesus is Lord! We have all sorts of Christian-related threads in this group as well.

Hi, All! My name is Yvonne and I turned 57 on my last birthday on April 1, 2017.

I’m from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, have lived there all my life. My son Billy turned 21 on August 7, 2016. I live with my boyfriend, my son as well as my 1 dog Snowball and my 5 cats (Dagwood, Blondie, Checkers, Miracle and Missy).

My cat Checkers recently

Favorite Music

I enjoy:

  • Christian
  • gospel
  • soft rock
  • adult contemporary
  • country

My favorite artists are:

  • Cher
  • Christina Aguilera
  • Selena
  • Madonna

My favorite song is Christmas Shoes.

I used to play the piano, guitar and violin.

Favorite Books

I enjoy:

  • true life
  • medical mysteries
  • romance

My favorite authors include:

  • Robin Cook
  • Danielle Steel
  • Sidney Sheldon

I am happy to report that I returned to reading in March 2016. I will devote as much time to it that I can as I have many activities that keep me busy such as pen paling, arts and crafts and needlecrafts and much more.

Favorite Movies

Some of my favorite movies are:

  • Waitress
  • Christmas with the Kranks
  • Christmas Shoes
  • No Reservations
  • Clara's Heart
  • The Wizard of Oz
  • Titanic
  • Dirty Dancing
  • Coyote Ugly
  • Julia & Julie
  • Selena
  • 50 First Dates
  • Simply Irresistible
  • Burlesque
  • Under the Tuscan Sun
  • Pretty Woman
  • The Holiday
  • Showgirls
  • Last Holiday
  • Pretty in Pink

My favorite movie (since I was a child) is The Wizard of Oz and it still is.

My favorite actors include:

  • John Travolta
  • Adam Sandler

My favorite actresses include:

  • Julia Roberts
  • Cher
  • Jennifer Lopez

I don't go to the movie theatre anymore. I enjoy movies at home through On Demand and regular cable. I can record 5 shows at a time on my Xfinity box so I'm not missing much.

Favorite Television

I miss Derek! Do you?

I enjoy:

  • Lifetime Movie Channel
  • Hallmark Movie Channel
  • Lifetime Channel
  • Food Network Channel
  • Rachael Ray Show
  • Iron Chef America
  • Food Network Star
  • Dancing With The Stars
  • American Idol (final season is over, I will miss it)
  • The Bachelorette
  • The Bachelor
  • Bachelor in Paradise
  • The Little Couple
  • America's Got Talent
  • Kate Plus 8
  • Married At First Sight
  • Family Matters
  • The Lucy Show
  • I Love Lucy
  • Family Matters
  • The Cosby Show
  • All In The Family
  • Roseanne
  • Survivor
  • Naked and Afraid
  • Grey's Anatomy
  • Top Chef
  • Many true life medical shows

My favorite TV show (since I was a child) is I Love Lucy and it still is.

I'm so excited that 7th Heaven came back on the air on May 12, 2015 (the day after Mother's Day)!

Favorite Crafts

I enjoy:

  • Crocheting
  • Knitting
  • Embroidery (stamped only, no counted types)
  • Needlepoint
  • Plastic canvas needlepoint
  • Making ATCs
  • Making homemade greeting cards
  • Coloring designs
  • Journaling
  • Painting
  • Drawing
  • Zentangling

I enjoy making crocheted granny squares, different types of crocheted motifs that are used to make afghans.

I have made different types of crocheted items including coffee cup cozies, coasters, pot holders, dog sweaters, scarves and bags.

I learned to knit (in 2015) and can now make coasters. I have learned both the knit and purl stitch so I am able to learn the different stitches that are knitted.

I especially love needlepoint and have made a few items after I recently returned to it.

I have been using plastic canvas to make bookmarks, both regular and cross.

I have also started to learn how to make ATCs (artist trading cards) as well as other size cards.

I recently started making homemade cards.

I have been learning to draw.

I have been learning Zentangling.

I have swapped four journals.

Favorite Colors

My favorite colors are pink and purple.

Favorite Holidays

My favorite holidays are Thanksgiving, Christmas and Easter.

I especially enjoy the summer holidays when we barbeque at home.

Likes/Wish Lists

Likes:

  • Angels (I collect them)
  • stationary
  • stickers
  • postcards (prefer blank in an envelope, can be either store-bought or homemade)
  • bookmarks (especially Precious Moments)
  • season is spring
  • cats
  • dogs
  • owls
  • Hello Kitty
  • Diddl
  • Peanuts (Snoopy)
  • Disney
  • Tinkerbell
  • Care Bears
  • flowers
  • butterflies
  • anything seasonal (and holidays)
  • Scooby Doo
  • fairies
  • Happy Faces
  • teddy bears
  • penguins
  • cute things

Wish List:

  • washi tape and any other kind of tape as well
  • ribbon and lace
  • embellishments
  • assorted papers and card stock for journaling and making ATCs, various sizes, white and colors
  • stickers (need badly)
  • rubber stamps and stamp pads
  • notecards w/envelopes
  • address labels
  • colored pencils (regular, watercolor and metallic), colored markers (Sharpies) and colored pens
  • yarn
  • used stamps (out of country preferred), I use for crafts
  • stationary
  • colored envelopes and envelopes, various sizes, especially 6 x 9
  • healthy snacks, such as granola bars
  • gum drops, candy and any chocolate especially Reese's peanut butter cups
  • manila folders
  • paint and paint brushes
  • swap cards
  • plastic covers for ATCs (need badly)
  • ATCs for my collection (can be made by you or someone else), if you have ATCs that don't fit your collection, I would be happy to take them off of your hands
  • a nice journal and an art journal
  • a sketchbook
  • glue sticks, Elmer's glue, craft glue
  • ATC supplies
  • Steampunk supplies (keys, clocks, gears, etc.)
  • Watercolor paper
  • Zentangle supplies
  • Card making supplies
  • Used greeting cards and notecards for crafts
  • List pads
  • Note pads
  • Post-its (especially large size)
  • Pen pal supplies
  • used notecards and greeting cards (any type for crafting
  • Tea bags (I love peach tea)
  • I love happy mail!
  • Coloring postcards
  • Adult coloring sheets and adult coloring books

Dislikes/Allergies

Dislikes:

  • Nothing gothic, satanic, occult, wiccan.
  • Nothing porn or offensive.

Allergies:

  • Lavender
  • Anything scented, especially perfume.
  • Any spicy foods.

IN REGARD TO SWAPS: If you have a problem with anything that I send you, please contact me before giving me a 3 or a 1. I will be happy to fix the problem and re-send, if necessary. After all, I would give you the same consideration.

If you do not receive a swap in time, please contact me before giving me a 3 or a 1. After all, I would give you the same consideration. I will always resend if necessary.

I want this to be a happy experience for both of us and as drama free as possible.

For electronic swaps: I prefer to receive via swap-bot messaging rather than email. However if you prefer to receive via email I will send that way for you.

NONRATERS:

@Manifest hasn't rated me for A.I. Notecard size (Happy New Year) which was due on 1/16/16 which I sent out on 1/6/16. She hasn't been online since 6/23/16.

@hangingonahoneymoon hasn't rated me for APDG ~April Showers Bring May Flowers - swap was due on 4/10/16.

@cynlen hasn't rated me for ESG: 30 No Judgment questions, has been online and hasn't read my messages. Swap was due on 7/30/16, I sent on 7/25/16.

@Trader1244 hasn't rated me for the following swaps: APDG ~ Fall and Halloween Foods - due 10/31/16. BL ~ Butterfly Deco October - due 10/22/16. BL ~ DYK Oct. 28th is Plush Animal Lover's Day - she was the host and was due 10/28/16.
She hasn't read my messages. She was in the hospital; however that was back in October. It is now 12/7/16. She was last online 10/29/16 and she is now partially suspended.

@Angenita hasn't rated me for LACL - Let's Make A Homemade Christmas Card. The swap (in which I was the host) was due 11/24/16. I mailed it on 11/18/16. I messaged her and she said that she would check, but she hasn't been online since 12/25/16.

@clothandpaperstudio hasn't rated me for APDG ~ CMAS TREES which was due on 12/3/16 which I sent on 11/27/16. She has been partially suspended and hasn't been online since 12/15/16.

FLAKERS:

@mommawearsboots never sent me poem-a-day usa which was due on 12/3/15.

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Comment: I loved your comment. I hope I can do half as well.
Response: Thank you! That means a lot to me.
ellie rated for PS ~ Memorial Day Recipe Swap on May 23, 2017
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Comment: Thank you for the lovely letter and the yummy recipes.
Response: Your welcome! I'm glad you liked it.
mejulia rated for CHWH ~ Memorial Day Recipe Swap on May 22, 2017
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Comment: Thank you, yummy sounding recipes
Response: Your welcome! Thanks so much! Happy Memorial Day!
Vickimac rated for PW ~ Encouraging Scripture Postcard on May 22, 2017
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Comment: Thank you for the postcard and great verse!
Response: Your welcome! Glad you liked it.
kielpo rated for APDG ~ Happy Memorial Day Deco Swap on May 22, 2017
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Comment: Very 'moving' & heartfelt pics to honor & remember our heroes for Memorial Day. Thank you so much.
Response: Your welcome! Glad you liked them. Happy Memorial Day!
Vickimac rated for Happy Memorial Day Recipes on May 20, 2017
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Comment: Thank you so much for the yummy recipes, I can't wait to try them! And you spoiled me with the awesome postcard and the recipe cards. I also really enjoyed reading your note, thank you for sharing that with me :)
Response: Your welcome! I'm glad you like everything.
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Comment: Thank you love the decos. Sorry i am so behind, this week has not been fun.
Response: Your welcome! I totally understand, my dear friend!
thequilterslink rated for PS ~ Snail Mail Swap on May 19, 2017
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Comment: thanks for a lovely swap
Response: Your welcome! I'm glad you liked it!
raven rated for APDG ~ Happy Memorial Day Deco Swap on May 19, 2017
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Comment: Love the Memorial images for my profile..Thank you
Response: Your welcome! I'm glad you liked them. Happy Memorial Day!
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Comment: lovely butterflies and interesting info. Thanks.
Response: Thank you! I'm glad you liked it.
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Comment: Thank you for the adorable panda pictures! They look so sweet and cuddly!
Response: Your welcome! I'm glad you liked them.
RooBaRoo rated for APDG ~ Happy Mother's Day Deco Swap on May 15, 2017
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Comment: Thank you for the beautiful images! I esp loved the Duck gif :)
Response: Your welcome! I'm glad you liked them. Happy Mother's Day!
tatntole rated for EF Flowers #2 Lavender on May 14, 2017
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Comment: Thank you for the great Deco on my profile.
Response: Your welcome! Glad you liked it!
tatntole rated for APDG ~ Happy Mother's Day Deco Swap on May 14, 2017
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Comment: Thank you for the great Deco on my profile.
Response: Your welcome! Glad you liked it! Happy Mother's Day!
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Comment: Love the twinchies! Thanks for the ATC card, too! I like collecting any ATC cards as I don't have a theme and I like whatever I can get. :)
Response: Your welcome! Glad you liked them!
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Response: Thank you! This swap was from September of last year. I have no idea why it took you so long to rate me.
thequilterslink rated for Send something Spring!! on May 12, 2017
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Comment: thanks so much, Happy Spring :)
Response: Your welcome! Happy Spring!
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Comment: Yvonne, thank you for all of the wonderfully Twincies and ATC.They will really help to fill out my album pages...You are a very busy girl with all you do!
Response: Your welcome! I'm glad you liked them. Yes I am. I'm glad you acknowledged that.
CraftyMommaonaBUDGET rated for EF Flowers #2 Lavender on May 10, 2017
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Comment: Thank you I love lavender the color and the flower :)
Response: Your welcome! I do too if I wasn't allergic.
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Comment: Thanks you for the nice pics! Happy Mothers Day!
Response: Your welcome! Happy Mother's Day!

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anrtist on May 27, 2017:


HAPPY SUMMER!
Blessings, cc

CraftyMommaonaBUDGET on May 19, 2017:

EF~DisneyNature Movie Series #1 - Pandas Mail Deadline: May 31, 2017

Hello, I hope you enjoy the pics I chose for this swap have a great weekend

Oh Dear, pandas are so adorable!!

drgngirl on May 18, 2017:

EF- DisneyNature Movie Series #1- PANDAS

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I love pandas! They look so cute and cuddly!

SuZignomeMoM on May 17, 2017:

APDG ~ Happy Memorial Day Deco Swap

Have a good one.

yvonne401 on May 17, 2017:

CSG ~ Fruit of the Spirit, #5 Goodness

Goodness

as defined in the bible in man is not a mere passive quality, but the deliberate preference of right to wrong, the firm and persistent resistance of all moral evil, and the choosing and following of all moral good.

Dictionary definition of goodness: The quality of being good in any of its various senses; excellence; virtue; kindness; benevolence; as, the goodness of timber, of a soil, of food; goodness of character, of disposition, of conduct, etc.

What does goodness mean to me?

People can have good traits or do good things, but goodness is not in our character. Our goodness comes from God. God's goodness is shown to us right from the beginning when he created everything. For example, "God saw all that he had made, and it was very good." (Genesis 1:31) Everyone know the lyrics of the song that says "“God is so good; He’s so good to me.” We can all feel free to sing this song because God is good to us in such a personal way. He knows what we need and He shows his goodness to us. We look up to God as He teaches us what true goodness is. Without His guidance we wouldn't be good, we would be evil. God wants us to be good. That's why He offered us salvation through his son Jesus Christ.

The Goodness of a Christian:

  1. We should seek to be FULL of it.

  2. We have to make sure we DO it – not just HAVE IT.

  3. Goodness begins right here, in our little church.

  4. Goodness extends to your enemies.

  5. Anything other than doing good, is a sin. If you know what you are supposed to do, and yet won't do it, your NOT doing it has become a BIG sin!

  6. Goodness in your life actually enables you to live long, and enjoy living long.

I believe that goodness and mercy will be with me the rest of my life because I believe in the Lord and His beliefs. He made me good and He keeps me away from evil. I have never really been a bad person. I have never done bad things. I've never been arrested. I've never been in jail. Basically I've been a good girl. But as you know, everyone is born into sin because of what Eve did so God saved me and gave me his goodness which I was very happy to accept.

I hope you were encouraged by my comments. I pray that your life is also filled with goodness. God Bless You!

Blessings,

Yvonne

Shellyr on May 17, 2017:

Just photos of butterflies from south florida Malachite black swallowtale Ruddy daggarwing

Shellyr on May 17, 2017:

butterfly #3 from south florida Dina Yellow Dina Yellow Pyrisitia dina (Poey, 1832) Family: Pieridae Subfamily: Coliadinae Identification: Male orange-yellow with very narrow black border on outer and costal margins of forewing. Female yellow with black at forewing tip. Underside of both sexes with three black spots on hindwing. Wet-season (summer) form paler colored. Wing Span: 1 1/4 - 2 1/4 inches (3.2 - 5.7 cm). Life History: Females lay many eggs on the same host plant. Flight: Throughout the year in southern Florida. Strays into South Texas in November and southern Arizona in October. Caterpillar Hosts: Mexican alvaradoa (Alvaradoa amorphoides) in Florida, bitterbush (Picramnia) in Central America; both in simarouba family. Adult Food: In Central America this butterfly nectars at Lantana, Asclepias, and small-flowered Asteraceae. Habitat: Forest edges, brushy fields, open forest. Range: Panama north to southern Florida. Regularly visits south Texas and southeast Arizona. Conservation: Not usually required. Avoid development of habitats in south Florida. NCGR: G5 - Demonstrably secure globally, though it may be quite rare in parts of its range, especially at the periphery. Management Needs: Avoid mosquito fogging of habitats. Maintain proper successional stages.

Shellyr on May 17, 2017:

The second butterfly from south florida is the cassius blue. Cassius Blue Leptotes cassius (Cramer, 1775) Family: Lycaenidae Subfamily: Polyommatinae Identification: Upperside of males pale blue; females with white patches. Underside tan with broken pale lines; forewing inner margin has "blank" areas with no spots. Wing Span: 3/4 - 1 3/8 inches (2 - 3.5 cm). Life History: Eggs are laid singly on flower buds of the host plant; caterpillars eat flowers and seedpods. Predation and parasitism may be discouraged by ants, which tend the caterpillars and feed on their sugary secretions. Flight: All through the year in southern Florida and South Texas. Number of broods has not been determined. Caterpillar Hosts: Ornamental leadwort (Plumbago capensis), rattlebox (Crotalaria incana), hairy milk pea (Galactia volubilis), and lima bean (Phaseolus limensis). Larva has been reared on the crenulate lead plant, Amorpha crenulata. Adult Food: Nectar from shepherd's needle, lippia, and many other flowers. Habitat: Subtropical thorn scrub, forest edges, weedy fields, residential areas. Range: Florida and the Keys; Texas south through the West Indies, Mexico, and Central America to South America. Strays to New Mexico, Kansas, Missouri, and South Carolina. Conservation: Not usually required. NCGR: G5 - Demonstrably secure globally, though it may be quite rare in parts of its range, especially at the periphery.

Shellyr on May 17, 2017:

Tvonne, The first butterfly from South Florida is the zebra longwing Heliconius charithonia, the zebra longwing or zebra heliconian, is a species of butterfly belonging to the subfamily Heliconiinae of the family Nymphalidae. The boldly striped black and white wing pattern is aposematic, warning off predators. Wikipedia Scientific name: Heliconius charithonia Phylum: Arthropoda Higher classification: Heliconius Rank: Species Order: Butterflies and moths Did you know: In H. charithonia, certain host plants provide these cues to males, thereby influencing the time and location of reproduction.

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