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LilDragonCreations

LilDragonCreations
Date Joined: September 8, 2020
Last Online: June 22, 2022
Birthday: October 20
Country: United States
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Current Updates

May 7th 2022 update: I am late sending out a few swaps - and I am aware of this. I just started another new job this week, as well as working the old one overlapping for 2 weeks to cover the paycheck crossover. MOST days now it's an 8 hour day in training starting at 7 am, then another 6-8 hours at night for old job. I am doing my best to get the swaps made and sent out - But they will be late. My apologies for this - I Had to prioritize a few things and unfortunately swap-bot was not on the top 5 items on that list. #reallifeya'll. I will notify everyone needed and let them know what is going on as is appropriate. I am not taking on anymore swaps until I get the current ones mailed out, and settled in (and no longer working 12-14 hours a day.) Thank you for understanding.

April 2022 update: picking and choosing swaps :). Spent almost all of last month (plus some), pulling everything out of my craft room, moving around / building / and painting furniture, then reorganizing everything from the 'ground up'. Still not done yet, but Its 'done enough' that I can start making things again and see how the flow of the new set up works.

Getting ready for the wandering college child to come home for the summer :D. Starting new full time job in early May. I may choose to not swap during that first month, I don't know how intense it will be yet.

About Me

January 2022 - I live in Phoenix, love Halloween & Christmas, and making others happy with my art. I do a little of everything to keep from being bored. 2 cats, full time job, 2 kids, no husband anymore ;). 1 is halfway through college, the other is a freshman at the University of Manoa at Hawai'i this year.

I DID manage to go back to school, so that is now taking priority and a lot of time nights and weekends, when I would normally be crafting.

Favorite Crafts

Resin, polymer clay, junk journaling, mixed media, Cricut crafting, acrylic painting, card making, scrap booking, mold making, some jewelry. Slowly learning water color and oil pastels.

I've worked (a few years) as a professional art instructor at a local paint and sip type studio, I've taught at Joanns and Michaels both (and will never do that again for either store). You name it, I've probably taught it - except for anything to do with a sewing machine. :) That is one frontier I have not wandered into yet.

HALLOWEEN

I LOVE HALLOWEEN!!!! Not the gore, but everything else about it. Traditional, gothic, creepy cute "spoopy", vintage, ALL. OF. IT. :)

Favorite Books

I picked books because books. Too many individual titles so I'll just go with some of my top authors off top of my head. Gena Showalter, Ki Harrison, Sherilyn Kenyon, Kresley Cole, Diane Gabaldon, Anne Rice, JK Rowling (I still have to list her due to my everlasting love of Harry Potter - I DO NOT agree with any of her political views however). Anne McCaffrey, are some of the big ones. There are many others as well. I love many many authors found in Kindle Unlimited - dozens of which are self published.

In terms of genre, I mostly go for escapist fiction, be it historical, paranormal, or fantasy.

Craft Supplies - GOOD

What I would appreciate: Unusual or vintage ephemera (post cards, signs, etc) (I adore Tim Holtz' style) of any holiday. I scan them in and reprint them so I never use the original. Washi tape samples are good. Trims & Ribbons are good. Stickers! yay Stickers! Anything Disney, Harry Potter, Halloween, christmas - all appreciated. unusual buttons, charms, anything small and flat that can be used in mixed media is welcome too. Paper ONLY if it is a pretty, cool, holiday specific, vintage, or a handmade by you background...cause thats always cool! New for 2022 - I hopped aboard the planner wagon. I have 3. A personal/everyday/home one, one for work, and an art/creative one. I will appreciate stickers, planner supplies, etc. I decided on the disc system, The Happy Planner style, but some of the stuff I use is generic and off amazon. (my work planner is all generic / off brand paper inserts and discs. why not when it works just as well?)

Atc's Memory Dex cards, bookmarks, greeting cards - anything like that that's handmade I will treasure and keep!

Heidi Swapp branded items - YES YES PLEASE Tim Holtz branded items - YES YES PLEASE Tonic studios, Graphic 45 papers - all YES YES too please.

Bookmarks - I collect them so any size, type, style, handmade or storebought...YES YES PLEASE

Fantasy - this is the one area of paper items I will always say yes too. doesn't matter what type of fantasy, it's always yes.

I LOVE DRAGONS. I LOVE UNICORNS AND OTHER HORSE LIKE CREATURES. Anything to do with these I will squeal with happiness like a little girl.

Items like a sheet of basic stamped images that I can color in - that would be cool! thats different!

patterned tissue paper and decoupage / collage paper also are ok please.

Non paper items: um... ask? I can't think of any right now.

I will update this list as I think of more things to add to both

SWAP INFO

I have been working very hard to keep my rating at all 5s. I participate in swaps both here and on Facebook, in 8 years of doing this (mostly on Facebook) I have only ever missed 1 swap - due to a nasty case of strep throat 5 years ago. So please, contact me first, I will bend over backwards to make it right for you.

Additionally, I LOVE sending extra goodies out with each swap - sometimes I get a bit carried away - but I try to make each thing I send out over the top and something I would love to recieve. Any questions - don't hesitate to ask.

Any swaps I host, and there will be a more than a few as we head into the holiday season, I will ALWAYS angel if needed. No questions asked.

Craft Supplies - Please No

What I really DON'T need: BASIC paper pieces. I have way too much of those to begin with. Please. Seriously. I am drowning in them. I have more cardstock than I can use in a lifetime, and a stack of 12x12 paper pads that is LITERALLY 4 feet tall. I own 2 Cricut machines, so unless what you have is super rare or one of the exceptions listed above, please keep it and/or send it to someone else that is still building their stash up. I am trying to clean mine out some LOL.

Please, no overtly religious items. I am not religious - I have my personal spirituality and I am good without the bible verses, crosses, etc.. Please save them and send them to someone that would use them, and not just toss it in the trash. :)

book pages - I have a collection of about 12 vintage, damaged, and well used books ranging from old encyclopedias to novels found at the dollar store. I have enough book pages to last me till next century :)

Napkins - I had them listed as a yes but honestly - I Have 2 massive bins of them, and I don't use them at all.

Small note: Please, no tea packages in swaps. I will either send them out to someone else, or toss them, but I don't drink tea or coffee.

I will update this list as I think of more things to add to both

Ratings

Shellyr rated for Bird ATC Swap #25 USA Only on Jun 4, 2022
5
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Comment: Thank you for the cute ATC. Love the extras too.
cmosher rated for Junk Journal Pockets on May 23, 2022
5
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Comment: Thank you for the very colorful vintage style pockets. They are quite lovely. 💗
ScrapHappyGabi rated for Junk Journal Pockets on May 5, 2022
5
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Comment: Thank you, so very cute! Will be fun to use in my spring/summer journal!!
LeslieLovesMail82 rated for Unicorn swap on May 1, 2022
5
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Comment: Hi Beth! Thank you so much for the awesome package of unicorn goodies and card making kit...So fun and I loved going through it all! :-)
DollyDotBoo rated for Stamped ATC on Apr 20, 2022
5
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Comment: thank you
5
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Comment: Thank you
RedheadLady rated for Small Easter Swap on Apr 16, 2022
5
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Comment: Thank you for all the great easter stuff.
AmySue2 rated for VF: Fairytale Pocket Tags INT on Mar 26, 2022
5
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Comment: This tag is so adorable! I love the way you layered her to make the fairy. Thank you so much!
riviwriter rated for VF: 4x6 Unicorn Postcard on Mar 15, 2022
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Comment: Thank you! I also struggled with the vintage part of the prompt-- but I love how your postcard turned out <3
sillysusie rated for VF: dragon theme - INTL amended on Mar 14, 2022
5
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Comment: I hope you are feeling better. Thank you for the amazing dragon.
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Comment: Wow Beth, thank you so much for this swap! This isn't a sketch this is a piece of art. I love it!!! I can't decide if I rather hang it on my wall or stick it in my journal. And of course also a thank you for all the sticker sheets:)
5
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Comment: Thanks for the adorable handmade card and the goodies!
5
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Comment: Thanks!
willowh rated for Valentine ATC on Feb 4, 2022
5
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Comment: Fun! Thank you for the Valentine & hearts! Xx
Shoreart rated for Free Theme ATC Swap #18 - USA Only on Feb 2, 2022
5
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Kraftylady777 rated for Santa Claus card swap on Jul 7, 2021
5
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Fabriqueen rated for Paper rosette swap- THEMED on Jun 10, 2021
5
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Comment: Thank you so much for the darling rosettes! I love them. I wish I could give extra hearts! Have a wonderful day! Hugs, Diane
Drea3nvy rated for Mega Mermaid Swap - USA on Jun 10, 2021
5
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Comment: Thank you soooo much for the beautiful goodies! I love the vinyls! Can’t wait to use them
karli rated for Mega Mermaid Swap - USA on Jun 10, 2021
5
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Comment: Thank you for cute goodies,. Karolina
arimails rated for Mega Mermaid Swap - USA on Jun 10, 2021
5
rating
Comment: Thank you for the nice items :)

Rating Overview

Overall Hearts Stars Hosted
5.0000 52 3 5
Completed Fives Threes Ones
46 64 0 0
Type 1 Type 2 Type 3 Uncategorized
0 14 32 0
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Comments

9O96O on Apr 26, 2021:

Thanks LilDragonCreations I appreciate the transparency and that you got back to me quickly.

LilDragonCreations on Apr 22, 2021:

In answer to the comment by 9O96O, the ATC was mailed out this morning (4.22.21), and the due date was 4.20.21. On the 19th and 20th, I was dealing with a bout of food positioning from a bag of bad shrimp that laid me out flat in bed for 2 days. The ATC's (I always do multiples at a time), were still curing by the evening of the 18th, and I had plans of mailing it out on the 19th. It has taken me the last 2 days to catch up with work, life, laundry, etc., and so yes, I mailed it out 2 days after the final day. Life happens sometimes, it does to us all. :)

I wanted to leave the comment up to show that I am transparent, and do take care of what I need to, and am up front and honest when things don't go the way they are supposed to.

9O96O on Apr 21, 2021:

Hi LilDragonCreations, you have not marked your ATC as sent. And you haven't been on site since April 9. I hope all is well and you'll be back and will mail out your ATC for USA/CAN Artist Trading Card #314417.

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