Date Joined: June 13, 2013
Last Online: February 1, 2014
Country: United States
I have stated my case to Rachel. I have not heard back. I have offered to do whatever it takes to prove myself. I will NOT back down and I will NOT merge with profiles that are not mine. Don't like it? Frankly at this point I no longer care. I stand with my head held high and knowing the person I am. If you don't, that's on you. Period. I don't know who has said what, and I won't. If you write trash on my wall, I will delete it, For the person who took their prayers back, so be it. For the person who posted kind words on my wall then came back later to say you take all those kind words back, I did you a favor and deleted them. So there, words taken back, m'kay? Say whatever you want in the forums, because I don't go there and haven't since the day I was suspended. I Know how it goes down and frankly I don't have the energy for that kind of negativity. For the few of you who have written to me in support, thank you.
Update January 15, 2014
So I thought back to normal, but no. I have not lied to anyone, but no one is going to believe me because that's what liars say, right? I refuse to merge profiles with ones that are not mine. I have already discussed in part with Rachel on how I can prove who I am, separate from who you think I may be.
Not one person came to me to ask me anything. You all just attacked me in public forums. I have the addresses and emails of those swaps I'm redoing. I have not hidden anything from any of you. I have the obituaries if you want to see them. I got tired of telling the whole sordid story of what is going on in my life.
I will not be back. I feel as though I have lost my family all over again. Because despite all the hateful things being said about me, I DID love being here and found friendships I thought would last.
And the prayers and kindnesses overwhelmed me. More even than the sadness and hurt overwhelms me now. Having been here over six months now, I know what people say, I know excuses and I know lies. So much so that even when the truth is stranger than fiction, no one believes you.
I meant every word I said and if any of you would like your gifts, cards, etc back, just email me at my email address. Any of my partners have it. I will be more than willing to return postcards, paper, envelopes, and what I got today, which was amazing.
I said before and I still say it, I don't expect anyone to believe me, you'll just have to see when you get your swaps. that's all.
God bless you all. And if you don't want that from me I understand. I still care about each of you that outpoured to me when I needed it most. I just don't know where to turn now, because it hurts. A lot.
I've voluntarily left all the groups I was in, just because you've changed how you treat me, I am not going to change the person I am. I think it's the right thing to do and it saves you time of doing it for yourself.
Hello all. I just wanted you all to know that things are finally back to normal. The year started pretty sucky as well as it ended but things are looking up! We had our pipes freeze, then burst during the last cold snap. We fixed one pipe, found another leak, fixed that one, found another, until we had to replace most of the pipes under the house.
We were blessed to know someone who helped my hubby fix them for a really reasonable fee. His work all but dried up, and we ended up biting the bullet this week and pulling out the modest IRA account we had. It will get us through the lean times.
As far as swaps go, please do not feel bad leaving a 1 until you receive, and leaving a 3 when you do. I'm absolutely fine with this, even if it means I get suspended for a time. I don't have any swaps in the future, and I won't until all my ratings come in.
Things got really messy here, and I figured I would just remake everything as I stated earlier. I don't know who got what and who didn't. I've spent the past few weeks hoping for good updates, but making replacements just in case. I didn't have the money until this week to do anything about it though, so everything I've made this round will go out with tracking on Friday, Thursday if the check clears on that day. (they put a hold on larger checks for a few days in our account, standard practice I guess)
Again, please don't feel bad if you put a 1 or a 3 on my profile, I can't wait for everyone to get their items and for life to be back to semi normal. Everyone has been SO supportive and really helped me get out of the blackness I've been in for a while. While I wish I could fix everything perfectly, I can't, but I'll do my best to be a great swapper, angel some swaps, and prove myself again.
Hello everyone! I am a face painter and balloon twister and caricature artist. My husband and I run an entertainment business. We are just getting off the ground and plan on going into balloon decor, balloon delivery, etc. It is SO much fun!
This means most of my work is on weekends. There isn't a lot of prep work, other than a little bit of practice every day, so I have a lot of time on my hands during the week. This is the perfect outlet for my crafty nature.
My husband and I love to garden, and love anything vintage or country (not geese, but actual in the country type stuff...old signs, old utensils, etc)
We are part of a motorcycle ministry through our church. My hubby owns a Harley and I enjoy riding as well (will never drive though!)
That being said, please do not worry about what kind of religious stuff you send. While I am a Christian and have my beliefs, I respect others beliefs as well. The bible teaches love, respect and tolerance, not hate and judgement. I love knowing about other cultures, and this includes religious culture! :)
I am learning one stroke painting. I love anything tiny, and I crochet, paint, work on jewelry, sew, etc.
My new favorite obsession: TEESHA MOORE patches!! If you don't know what these are, google them. They are amazing and I LOVE them.
I used to love all my grandma's quilts. She did everything by hand. Then I worked for a fabric store where everyone there was a true quilt artist. I learned to love and appreciate good quilt fabric!
Then my church had a ladies' quilt club. I did my first quilt for my sister. It was a red hat quilt wall hanging and I am hooked! I haven't tackled a full sized quilt, but I've done all kinds of fat quarter projects, purses, wall hangings, etc. I love hand quilting. I am learning machine quilting. I've been watching Sewing with Nancy for as long as I can remember, and the quilt show right before it!
I am just now getting into tags, doll stamps, smash books and ATC's. Love any kind of scrap booky stuff.
I love bees, turtles, birds, elephants and hedgehogs and sloths to name a few :)
I also like to get anything giraffe-y as I have a wonderful friend who is crazy for giraffes that I am always scouring for giraffe themed anything for. That sentence totally didn't make sense I know, but you get the idea.
I love old salt and pepper shakers. I've recently started collecting them. My favorite time period is art deco and art nouveau (however you spell it!). However salt and pepper shakers from ANY time frame are awesome. Love those kitchy 40's and 50's!
I love to garden. We can our own fruits and vegetables, pickles, and we make lots of things from figs in our own back yard.
I also love vintage or vintage looking stationary, old motorcycle ads, lovely old pictures and cutesy stuff.
I am a glitter FREAK. I like all things sparkly, glittery, rhinestone-y, etc. Metals, foils, and the like are good too.
I love strawberry, watermelon, chocolate, sour apple, and any candy from other cultures to try.
Christmas is awesome all year long. I am always scouring thrift stores for holiday stuff. Dog themes, motorcycle, bees,birds, bird houses...anything nature is great.
In no particular order! :
INCHIES!!! I am now officially in love with them! :) brads (plain and or shapes, glitter, etc)
Teesha Moore quilt patches, any size, any shape, any color!
Glitter, rhinestones, studs, crystals, beads.
Vintage looking papers for scrapbooking. Actually ANY scrapbooking supplies, no matter how tiny.
Teeny tiny little things...glass animals, cracker jack prizes, things like that.
Kokeshi Dolls... whether it is the dolls themselves (loooove them!) or fabric with them on it, patches, softies, etc.
I would love bits of wool roving or any kind of yarn, natural wool that you can use for small art dolls. It doesn't have to be an entire skein, it can be just a little bit to add into a bunch of other strands. Any color, any size!
I LOVE little sample sizes of anything...shampoo, cologne, conditioner, soap, etc. I like most fragrances.
Earrings of any kind...but most especially sparkly! :)
Vintage valentine's day cards, postcards, etc. You know the water color looking painting type ones. Especially if they have the tissue accordion type details.
sticker backed silver mirror paper (for the back of my business cards)
Ernie the Envie stuff. I love that guy! Speaking of which, look at what the fabulous @smadronia made for me for the Ernie the Envie Swap I posted! It's made out of glass and is amazing!
My swap was featured on the blog. Rachel is posting pictures of the cool Ernie the Envie stuff everyone is getting/sending!
Things I DON'T like:
Gore, horror, macabre, devils, evil spirits, things like that. However I DO love Halloween, but I tend to be more drawn towards the cutesie, vintage, and fall type things.
Politically inspired anything. I tend to keep those views to myself and prefer not to get into a debate.
Anything mean spirited.
Other than that, I'm very flexible. I appreciate any and everything if thought and effort is put into it. If I get something I don't love, I can always swap it with someone who DOES love it. It's a win win no matter what.
One thing, I have realllllllly long hair, nearly down to my heiney! :) It's bright red (I'm a natural red head but definitely enhanced) and I Looooooove any kind of hair thingy. The more sparkly the better, but anything really, scrunchies, barrettes, headbands, pins, clips, etc.
I love anything that helps organize. Whatever that may be.
I love anything to do with animals, mostly dogs since we have six.
I love all kinds of embellishments for cards, crafts, etc. No matter how small, I can probably make something out of it. I have just gotten into the doll stamps and am having a LOT of fun making the big tags.
I ADORE the rhinestone and glitter scrapbook stickers.
I am a home canner so anything to do with that...labels, recipes, tips, tricks, etc, are always welcome.
I love wool felt. It can be as small as two inches, or as big as a full sheet in any color. I use small sizes for embellishing my art dolls, making their shoes, etc. I also like the tiny stuff to decorate my doll stamps.
I love feathers too, though not entire wings. I don't like the kind you'd have to kill an animal to get.
Glitter, especially the polyester kind (as opposed to metal based), like you use in scrapbooking is awesome.
I promise to always send on time, to put in a great effort and go the extra mile for each swap I participate in, and I promise to rate as soon as I get my swap item! If you do not receive my swap, PLEASE contact me first so I can make it right! Also if you don't feel my swap meets the criteria, again, please contact me and let me know so I can fix it! I will strive to always get it right the first time, but in the event a mistake DOES occur, I promise to make it right! :)
I think that's it for now!
I am still waiting on a rating from:
@Kirbs for Easy Newbie Swap #2
@ShaundaDixon for Julie Nutting Prima Doll Stamps Swap
Here are the tags I'm waiting on or have sent and waiting on confirmation of having been received.
I hate that I even have to put this category here! :( But I have been flaked on by:
@CileaniaBeana for Furry Friend Recipe Swap (WORST SWAP EVER! Out of 3 people, I am the ONLY one who sent anything to anyone. Sheesh!)
@ShaundaDixon for Julie Nutting Prima Doll Stamp Seasonal Swap #1
Getting flaked on totally SUCKS. It doesn't matter how big or how small, the point is you take a lot of time to create something awesome and hope to get something awesome in return. When you get NOTHING, it's a huge disappointment. When you get lied to on top of flaked on, it's worse. Just saying. I'm bummed right now over the bottom two flakings. :Sigh: