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Bridgetofthedeans

Bridgetofthedeans
Date Joined: November 6, 2021
Last Online: December 6, 2022
Birthday: August 18
Country: United States
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About Me

I used to have loads of pen pals in high school. I felt nostalgic for those days so I signed up! I love crafts, vintage, antiquing, journaling, painting, and so much more! 🤪

I am a Proud USAF Veteran

I've lived and worked (and performed!) All over the world.

Countries/Territories visited: USA (Of course), Australia, Canada, France, Austria, Italy, Germany, Luxembourg, Spain, China, Hong Kong, Korea, Japan, Switzerland, Belgium, The Netherlands, England, Ireland, Scotland, and Wales.

Married for 9 years, live in Tennessee near Nashville. No children (with the exception of 1 dog and 2 cats.)

My doggo is named Sassy! She was rescued from a shelter in Nashville, TN. Poor thing was dumped by her previous owner after giving birth. 🐶

My eldest cat is called The Colonel. He was found wandering the streets of Hermitage, TN. He makes a lovely addition to my menagerie! 😺

And my youngest cat is Weasley. He was rescued from a hoarder situation. He and 3 other cats and kittens were living in a pet carrier in their own filth. His white bits were yellow when we got him, and he stunk of urine. His nickname is Mr Peabody, since his body literally stunk of pee. He is well loved (and well bathed...) and he loves running around our house and playing fetch! He is my favorite! 😻

I work for the State of Tennessee as a paralegal. I love my job! ⚖

I attend a lovely church here in Springfield, TN. Aside from being an active member of the worship team (singer), I am very much involved in the choir, children's ministry, and as of September 2021 - I am now the Director of the Women's ministry. I am a busy person, but I still somehow manage to find time to craft and swap!!! :)

FYI: Since I seem to be encountering this on a semi-regular basis... I joined swap-Bot on November 6, 2021. This was not the date I learned how to paint, draw, sew, write, craft, or mail things timely, It was just the date I found this site. Believe it or not, I've been doing all those things listed above (and many more) for a long, LONG time. Please please don't assume I am a "New artist" because I'm new here. I'm just an artist who is new to SWAP-BOT. Thanks!

Favorite Books

Thrillers, horror, adventure, sci-fi, steampunk, fantasy…

I’ve read a lot of Grady Hendrix lately. Love him!

I love me some Harry Potter. Favorite characters: The Weasleys. As a fellow ginger I claim them as my family! I also like Remus Lupin. He was a great man.
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This Month's Book Recommendation:

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Favorite Crafts

I REALLY want to learn how to tat.

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vintage ephemera

collaging

Paper crafts of all kinds

Stamps/stamping

Coffee/tea dying

Washi tape

Sewing

Bookbinding

Quilting

Making Costumes

Making Junk Journals

Polymer Clay

Painting (Watercolor/Oils/Acrylics...)

Cricut

I love repurposed things! If you send me washi/stickers decor on an envelope, I will very carefully remove it and use it as decor in my journal!

Favorite Music

I have eclectic tastes in music. Love anything from They Might Be Giants to Kirk Franklin and most stuff in between. Also an avid karaoke fan.

Go-to karaoke song: Sweet Child O’ Mine.

Favorite Movies

Huge horror fan. I like Marvel universe, Star Wars (OT mostly), Harry Potter, John Wick, most any sci-fi film, if it has Simon Pegg, Jemaine Clement, or Benedict Cumberbatch in it I’ll watch it.

While I am a Christian, I usually detest faith-based films because of the ATROCIOUS acting. I really really really want to love the films... but meh.

I usually prefer the book, but that doesn’t stop me from watching the film.

Favorite Television

Science Fiction, Fantasy, Horror, Period Dramas, Comedy, and oddly enough: Yellowstone. Watched season 1 and 2 of The Chosen.. sooo good!

I also love silly comedies. Such as:

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Dislikes

Hot pink, Chick Flicks, Fake people, The texture of fungi, Liars, Busy work, Needless tests, Being Underestimated, Golf, Blue cheese, Plummeting to my death, Smugness, Misspellings, Most Pastels, Marcel Duchamp “art”, and being patronized.

Fountain by Marcel Duchamp

Love these things List

A: Appliquées, Avocado Dyed paper, Advertisements (Vintage only), Anglophile,

B: Benedict Cumberbatch, Bees, The letter 'B', Bible quotes, Brown is my favorite color, Books, Bookbinding,

C: Cats, Coffee, Crafter's Square (Dollar Tree crafts section), Chinoiserie, Chinese Calligraphy, Chinese Language stuff (我会说中文,我会读一点中文) Cooking, Crafting,

D: Dogs, Die Cuts, Dungeons & Dragons, Dice, Diet Coke, Dollar Tree,

E: Embossing Folders, Edward Gorey Artwork, Ephemera, England,

F: Florals (esp. Vintage), Francophile, Langue Français (je le parle, un peu) Flakes (stickers), Fibers, Fans (Asian),

G: Green, Geek Culture, Gel pens, Gilding wax, Gamer stuff, Gardening,

H: Hot Pot

I: Iceland! (The country, not the supermarket, lol),

J: Junk Journals, Journaling,

K: Kawaii things

L: Lace, Letter writing,

M: Miniatures, Musicals,

N: Narwhals,

O: Octopi,

P: Pocket Letters, Pumpkins, Pens,

Q: Quilting

R: Ribbons

S: Stamps (Postage and rubber/clear), Stickers, Stamping, Scripture cards, Star Wars, Star Trek, Sanrio (especially Badtz Maru), Steampunk,

T: Theatre!, Tsum Tsums, Most kinds of Tea (loose, bagged, iced! - Not a huge green tea fan, but I will drink it if that's what you send...) Tim Holtz,

U: Umbrellas

V: Vintage Pictures/Postcards

W: Washi,

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Y: YA novels,

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Swaps I'd love to do

Craft Supply De-Stash! (I'm a bit of a craft hoarder)

Die cuts/Embossing folder exchange (Not necessarily the actual die or folder, but what they produce!)

Pocket Letters! I'm in love!!

Quilting Squares (I'd love to make a simple quilt from fabric from all over!)

Open to almost any swap. I don't have the time to list every last interest on here... I have too many! Ask and you may receive! I will let you know if I am interested for sure!

Gardening!

I have a huge veggie garden each spring/summer! I grow heirloom vegetables and some flowers for the pollinators!

Some things I grow:

Tomatoes (Favorite variety is Orange Oxheart!)

Squash (Patty pan, zucchini, yellow, )

Chinese LongBeans

Asparagus

All kinds of Spicy peppers!

Lots of herbs and spices too

Ratings

JustKeko rated for Cozy Book Swap -USA #4 on Dec 4, 2022
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Comment: Thank you! Sorry it took so long for me to rate. Funny enough you may have accidentally sent me a full banger as I love making dresses and this is about a dress and a mystery so kinda perfect. Thank you!
Response: Great!! I’m glad I gave it a wonderful new home 😎
CherryBlossomLady rated for Handmade card swap on Nov 22, 2022
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Comment: Wow! Thanks so much!! I love the cards you made and especially the hummingbird one. Thank you and happy thanksgiving!!!
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Comment: Thank you for the clusters you made for me. I am glad you left the animals on the card backs. They are adorable! Thank you.
JBuchner rated for FTLOC#1-Mini mail -US on Oct 18, 2022
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Comment: Thanks so much!!!
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Comment: I always love a cluster no matter what shape they are.I really liked the ones you sent And looking forward to putting them in my journal!
Response: Great!! Thanks for your kind words! <3
fortannam rated for UHM: Pick 5!! on Sep 23, 2022
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Comment: Thank you so much for the lovely selection! Can't wait to use the great stuff!
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Comment: Very cute and fun file folder filled with many wonderful goodies. Thanks also for the orange yarn for my tassels-will be good for Autumn and Halloween-Thanks for sharing-take care and happy Fall!
Poeprincess rated for USAPC: 3 Elements ATC #70 on Sep 15, 2022
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Comment: Very nice ATC. Such a happy little fox & elements. Thank you for the tea, too. My favorite is ginger peach black & I always have Earl Grey on hand. Since we went to Hawaii, I now use mango, passion fruit & papaya, so that was a nice surprise. Like pomegranate, too. Tea season is coming up. Thank you for including the packets in the adorably decorated envelope.
Response: Glad you liked it!! <3
Maddashin rated for TGIF Weekend Notecard #307 on Aug 12, 2022
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Comment: Thanks Hearts 💕
JaneInSD rated for FTLOC#1 The Fun of Clusters ~ US on Aug 7, 2022
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Comment: Thank you so much for the great clusters. They will go really well in my journals. Also, thanks for the extra frames. :-)
Shellyr rated for Junk Journal Favorites on Aug 6, 2022
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Comment: Thanks for the ephemera items. I love them all.
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Comment: Love the fun clusters you created! So my style! Thank you for the extras, too…love them!
squince rated for LSRUS: Birthday Cards for My Son on Jun 16, 2022
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Comment: Thank you for the pocket letter and goodies. I appreciate that you read my profile and also send me bible verse stickers! :) Take care. God bless you.
Wended rated for FTLOC#1-Alice in wonderland-USA on May 10, 2022
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Comment: Thank you for the ATC and the extras too..
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Comment: Thank you very much for the vintage-like journal. I'm looking forward to using it. Thank you, too, for the abundance of paper tuck-ins. One can never have enough paper when it comes to crafting!
Response: Thank you for your kind words and grace. I truly appreciate it!
ccmmsu rated for L L & L L High Tea on May 2, 2022
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Comment: My Dearest Bridget, I ever so gladly accept your invitation to tea, and greatly thank you for the lovely journal and tea you included. (This was such a fun swap, and your invitation is fabulous. Plus, sushi cats on your swap card! :D Thank you so much for a great swap!)
JenZen5 rated for ABC USA - G is for GREEN on Apr 26, 2022
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Comment: Love the green items you chose for me. The quote cards and stickers are great. Have a fantastic day!
aero rated for RAK Destash #2 - April 2022 on Apr 16, 2022
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Comment: Happy Easter 🐇
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Comment: Thank you Bridget for the images you sent. The stamps are so crisp and colorful. Rubber stamping is a skill I am still working on and now I have more ideas for my journals. Take care and stay sweet.

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Comments

Barbara on Oct 11, 2022:

Welcome to St. Michael's Prayer Warriors group. We have awesome swaps and swappers!

user6937 on Sep 6, 2022:

Hi, Bridget - your collage items and die-cuts have arrived. I'll have fun with these, thank you! Hope the money is found - the alternative isn't as nice :)

Zefaniya on Mar 2, 2022:

I hope you have a blessed month!

(March GIFT Faith sister)

LadyJo on Feb 17, 2022:

Just thinking about you today and hope you are day is off to a great start! :)

LadyJo on Feb 1, 2022:

I am letting you know that for the month of February I will be your Faith Sister. Let me know if you have any prayer requests!

RiverTopanga on Jan 31, 2022:

Thank you so much for the envie of Tabs! I love them! You were so sweet to make so many! Thank you! 🙂💜

kittyhahahotbot on Jan 19, 2022:

Thanks for nothing. LOL Thank for joining my swap about nothing. LOL

yvonne401 on Jan 13, 2022:

Welcome to Christian Swappers Group! It's great to have you here!

Blessings,

Yvonne

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