Swap-bot Time: June 13, 2021 5:10 pm
www.swap-bot.com

Amyzgarden

Amyzgarden
Date Joined: July 26, 2007
Last Online: September 3, 2012
Birthday: May 12, 1972
Country: France
My Flickr Photos

About Me

VERY IMPORTANT: customs in France can be evil. Please use customs forms and be clear about contents but downplay any values. The higher the value the more likely they are to tag an item. I often specify materials without naming items. Wool rather than gloves or fabric rather than curtains...etc. It seems to get packages through customes faster that way.

I am Amy....and I love to make things. I am a married, stay-at-home mom of 3, DS-18, DS-17 and DD-13! I recently moved to France for my husband's job. We are living in Le Chesnay which is walking distance from Versailles. In addition to being big into crafting I am a belly dancer. I haven't swapped in quite a long time because i got flaked on a few too many times. I am here again to give it a try. Fingers crossed!

Favorite Music

I like a lot of different types of music....top 40, rock, and anything I can belly dance to. I've been listening to the Sirius station called Octane quite a bit lately.

Favorite Books

I love to read...my faves are Tess Gerritsen, Sue Grafton, and James Patterson. My DH got me a Kindle for Christmas so I have been branching out when I can find interesting free ebook. I also listen to a lot of audio books from our local library while I am crafting. My mind wanders too much otherwise.

Favorite Movies

I love foreign films...movies with subtitles, particularly French films. I watch too many movies though and lots of different kinds. I like action movies more than most of my friend because I have watched tons of them with my hubby. It's easier to just watch them than fight over boy vs. girl movies. Movies I could watch over and over are Love Actually, Legally Blond, 10 Things I Hate About You and A Knight's Tale.

Favorite Television

I love Law and Order, CSI, Project Runway. I am a sucker for home improvement, decorating and organizational shows. Since the move to France I haven't really been watching tv because I don't understand enough French for it to be worth it.

Favorite Crafts

I haven't met a craft I didn't like.....I like some more than others: beading, scrapbooking, art journaling, knitting and crochet, altered art and ATC's! I enjoy making belly dance costumes and upcycling clothes. My newest craft is cartonnage which is a classic French craft that includes making frames and boxes among other things.

My faves

Sparkly, wearable art, knitting and crochet, butterflies, silky fabrics, jingles( think coins not bells), belly dancer chic, altered items, ATC's, kids art, bright colors but not rainbows, anything purple.

Not my faves

I am absolutely not into cutesy, fluffy, precious moments type stuff! Definitely NO snakes and NO spiders. I only like animal print in moderation! I am NOT into witches, Halloween, or anime so please don't send me any items including these!

Ratings

marijke rated for Do-it-yourself on Apr 26, 2012
5
rating
Comment: Thank you! On my 10th, I made a swimming bag with reusable plastic bags in school. I once wanted to make another one, but didn't knew anymore how to cut them. I finally can make one again!! (but finding plastic bags is much harder too find these days...)
dawnturtle rated for April Mandala on Apr 21, 2012
5
rating
Comment: I love the mandalas you did and yes especially the turtle one. its so freaking awesome. so cute!
5
rating
Comment: Lovely ATC, wonderful technique
Response: Thanks!
yellowsharkbait rated for Vintage Sender's Choice ATC on Nov 27, 2011
5
rating
Comment: Thank you for the great ATC.
user6937 rated for ATC- swap on!! on Oct 27, 2011
5
rating
Comment: Thanks!
BetsyG rated for ATC- swap on!! on Oct 24, 2011
5
rating
Comment: I love getting mail from France! I truly like the 3 cards you chose to send. They suit me to a T. Thanks you so very much and keep swapping.
IlonaH rated for Reusable Tote Swap on Jun 20, 2010
5
rating
Comment: Got your amazing bag on Saturday, what a cool idea! It already got it's destination: gathering the outgoing swap-bot mail :)
LADYHIGHTOWER rated for Just for you on Jun 19, 2010
5
rating
Comment: THANKS AND BLESSINGS!
artandsoulfl rated for 5 x 7 painting fun! on Jun 14, 2010
5
rating
Comment: LOVE, LOVE, LOVE my painting! Thanks so much for your attention to my profile and preferences--A thousand hearts! :-)
Response: I am so glad you love it. Your taste was pretty clear from your profile so you really made it easy. :)
wolfeagle rated for Jewelry Swap on May 24, 2010
5
rating
Comment: So awesome. Thank you so much for the great necklace!!
jennlmsomerset rated for Altered Art Doll on May 5, 2010
5
rating
Comment: Thanks for the cool doll. I love the expression on it's face. Now to find the appropriate high shelf to put it on since it seems my PITB cat has taken a liking to it as well - he tried to get it out of the box and run off with it. :)
BelleSouth rated for # 11 Color Combo ATC Swap on May 3, 2010
5
rating
Comment: Nice use of the colors!
nmterrier rated for From Clothes to Treasures on Apr 29, 2010
5
rating
Comment: Husband was thrilled with the book, thanks! Amazing project you did!
Response: I'm so glad you like the bag. And it is also great that the book has a good home. It was in a package for a star themed swap. lol
katehawk rated for Invader Zim Atc Series: GIR on Apr 15, 2010
5
rating
Comment: you & your daughter are both talented as can be! loved the atcs and the journal you included (made?) VERY sweet, thank you.
barbie1950 rated for Time on My Hands ATC on Mar 28, 2010
5
rating
Comment: Love the time on my hands ATC. Very unique and well done.... Thank you....Love the extras too. Can always use the bling.....
Hootenannie4 rated for Time on My Hands ATC on Mar 21, 2010
5
rating
Comment: Amy, Thanks for the cute ATC and for participating in the first swap I ever organized. Thanks also for the little extras. Annie
Response: I'm glad you liked the card I made for you. This was my first swap in almost a year. I was flaked on a few too many times and am just now ready to try again. Thanks for hosting my first swap back. :)
Lisapotterylady rated for Shadowbox on Apr 4, 2009
5
rating
Comment: This is a very good shadowbox, can't tell that it was your first one. I do like the theme. I've have always been concerned about the environment and its really a big thing in this area. We have such a beautiful environment and the developers are really bent on destroying it, so its a battle to keep it. I like the crocheted bag too. My mom used to crochet bags from plastic grocery bags like that. They all got worn out from use though so I don't have any of hers.
cwlanc2 rated for Creative Photography on Mar 16, 2009
5
rating
Comment: So sorry to be so late rating this, life is crazy right now, daughter getting married in April, did shower this weekend and just ignored email until today! Great pictures and comments. Thanks for sharing, love to see others' pics and inspirations. Courtenay
Erdbeersternchen rated for Creative Photography on Mar 13, 2009
5
rating
Comment: Thank you very much for the fun pictures! : ) They were lovely.
LaTosi rated for Art Collage On Canvas on Feb 27, 2009
5
rating
Comment: I am deeply touched by the attention you gave to my profile to create this amazing piece of art. I absolutley love it and will treasure it forever. You said that the collage "was a learning process", as far as I'm concerned you nailed it. If I could give you more hearts I would because I love it so much.I'm going to hang it in my office. As for Rachel's collage, lucky, lucky me it's beautiful and happy, I love it, she did a great job.I was so happy after I opened this beautiful package.Thanks to both of you. I'm going to pm you with a seperate thanks to Rachel because I think she deserves it. I hope I get to swap with you again sometime. Peace, Pat

Rating Overview

Overall Hearts Stars Hosted
5.0000 76 0 0
Completed Fives Threes Ones
60 91 0 0
Type 1 Type 2 Type 3 Uncategorized
0 2 17 41
View all

Currently In

  • the user is not currently in any swaps :(

Currently Hosting

  • the user is not hosting any current swaps

Groups

    the user is not currently in any groups

Comments

Juliajae on Oct 29, 2011:

Hi Amy! Welcome to the Altered Art Group!

melimar on Oct 29, 2011:

Welcome to Swaps for Europe group!

Thank you for joining us! We hope to have lots of fun swapping and mingling together :) If you haven't already, stop by group forum and introduce yourself! And we'll be happy to hear your ideas for swaps on our ideas and brainstorming thread!

Looking forward to swap with you in future! :)

welcome

raven on Jan 1, 2010:

atc

raven on Jul 19, 2009:

atc

raven on May 1, 2009:

Wishing you a Happy May Birthday... from Raven and the Monthly ATC Swappers Group birthday

raven on Dec 9, 2008:

new year It's never to early to start wishing you have a Happy New Year ..form Raven and the Monthly ATC Swappers group

JoannaTHSAL on Nov 18, 2008:

YES! :)

JoannaTHSAL on Nov 18, 2008:

Only because you asked - I had already joined the Shadowbox one because of you!

marquettegirl on Aug 11, 2008:

Thanks for signing up for my "Mottos, Otto" swap. Have fun with this one.

raven on Jun 27, 2008:

welcome

Thank you for joining the Monthly ATC Swappers Group...Once this group really gets started I just know that we will all have lots of fun here...

Login to leave a comment now!