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Date Joined: July 14, 2008
Last Online: February 12, 2013
Birthday: September 14, 1950
Country: United States

About Me

(12-9-12)I'm back after about a year long break from swapping. And it feels good to be back. I've missed meeting new people and keeping up old friendships and an empty mailbox is NO FUN.

I live in a rural area down in the "bootheel" of SE Missouri. Thus, my user name SE (Southeast) MO (Missouri) and I'm craftee with a twist (Kraftee).

I've been married for 43 years. We have 3 grown children and two grandsons. Our oldest grandson is 16 and our youngest is 14 months. Those boys are the apple of my eye.

I have lived in several different States in the US over the years. We also lived in Saudi Arabia waaayyy back in the early 80's. That was a wonderful experience. We were able to visit several Asian and European countries during that time.

I am not a pet owner or a smoker.

I was born a redhead and hope to "go out" that way also. With a little help from my hairdresser, that should be possible. :) Being a redhead, I've never enjoyed "fun in the sun" type activities. A few miserable sunburns in my youth made me realize that was not really fun.

Autumn is my favorite time of year. I enjoy walks in the woods and love the colors at that time of year. In fact, Autumn colors are my favorite colors for the clothes I wear and for my home decor. Different shades of green, golds, purple - have you ever noticed how "purple" some leaves get in the Autumn?

Favorite Music

I grew up in the 50s and 60s and love old rock n roll such as "doo-wop", Elvis, Beatles, Brenda Lee, Connie Francis, Bobby Darrin and dozens of others from that era.

I also enjoy Celtic, Bluegrass, jazz, Rod Stewart, Harry Connick Jr. and some country.

Favorite Books

Love reading and enjoy lots of different genres. Westerns are a favorite and I also enjoy mysteries and suspense. Also enjoy Debbie Macomber and other similar books. James Patterson, James Lee Burge, Janet Evanovich, John Grisham are just a few of my favorite authors. Carla Neggers - can't believe I forgot to add Carla Neggers!

Enjoy collecting vintage books, especially old Westerns. I have a few Zane Greys from the 30s and some old Westerns with beautiful embossed designs on the cover. Vintage poetry of any kind - just vintage is great. I love how they look on my shelves and I use them for display - stack 2 or 3 and put some interesting what-not on top or a small doily.

Favorite Television

I watch very little television. For the most part my husband and I only watch movies and a few series that we watch from Netflix. The exception is "Castle". I love Castle! :)

Favorite Crafts

There arent' many crafts I've not tried at one time or another. I wish that I was a lot more artistic, but I refer to myself as "just" being crafty.

Paper crafting is my main source of creativity.I don't scrapbook per se. I do enjoy creating small scrapbooks such as paper bag albums, or tag albums.

I do a little bit of small quilting and sewing projects also. I enjoy making felt projects and I dabble in creating jewelry.

I love re-purposing old odds and ends of jewelry into new, fun, creative objects.

Thrift store shopping is one of my favorite things to do. I find anything from wonderful bargains on clothes, or old jewelry for my hobbies, old linens to re-purpose, etc. Thrift store shopping is just like a treasure hunt!!



CANDY/TREATS Love milk chocolate candy a LOT more than dark chocolate. :) Cinnamon and mint flavored is good. Sweet n salty is good. DON'T LIKE: "gummy" anything, Skittles (UGH)

BEVARAGES: I enjoy trying out new flavors of coffee. As for tea, I particularly enjoy, English Breakfast Teas, Darjeeling and most black teas. Do NOT need herbal teas. (I have enough herbal to do me for awhile.)

MY "STYLE": I lean more toward shabby chic, rustic, country type home decor and crafty likes.

COLLECT: I have always collected roosters/hens. Leaning more toward smaller type things or images, because I'm running out of room for any large knick knack type items. Also linens embroidered with roosters/hens have become a favorite.

Santa Claus and Snowmen are always fun to receive at Christmas time. I prefer NOT to received religious type Christmas things. I am a Christian but believe that the Lord should be celebrated everyday and not just at Christmas time.

Old photos are good because I can use them for crafting purposes.

Amber colored glass or jewelry. Love actual amber jewelry and own a few pieces, but I can't resist picking up any kind of trinket if it's a shade of amber.

MISC. LIKES - giraffes - Cowboys/Old West and Native American anything -


1/12/13 Tagged by @sweetpea22 for a profile surprise in the CPG~ Cheap Postage Tag You're It - US Only

1/5/13 Tagged by @elluzKi for envie of ephemera in the You've Got Mail Group tag game

12/16/12 I tagged @hourglasslake for the profile surprise in the: Cheap Postage Tag You're It - US Only in CP Group: Cheap Postage Swaps, Tags and Fun


vampiremyself rated for AL: Made By You Stashbuster on Mar 25, 2013
Comment: no answer to my messages, no conection since february....so i will change it if something arrives.
patumma rated for AL: Made By You Stashbuster on Mar 25, 2013
toothteri rated for AL: Made By You Stashbuster on Mar 25, 2013
Comment: Very disappointed that you flaked on everyone.
TerryF rated for AL: Made By You Stashbuster on Mar 25, 2013
Comment: Will be happy to rerate if I ever receive anything.*****April 20: All of the partners you flaked on have been angeled.
JBromeling rated for TPD Layers of Flavour #2 on Feb 11, 2013
Comment: THANK YOU - love the backgrounds! I enjoyed reading your "artful messes" receipe. I am planning to use these in my first art journal (the one I am making for myself). Love the recycled cereal boxes! Thanks again and great creations.
Response: Glad you like them. It was fun. :) Thanks for the rating.
TerryF rated for TPD Layers of Flavour #2 on Feb 9, 2013
Comment: The turquoise one is beautiful and will make a lovely journal cover! I also like the sand one, it will be perfect for a PC background! Thx! Hugs, T (";)
Response: Glad you are happy with them, Terry. Thanks for the rating. :)
OrigamiGrace rated for CPG Be-Ribboned ATCs - Global on Feb 7, 2013
Comment: Love em! Thank you and thank you for the extras!
Response: Glad you like them. I enjoyed making them.
Comment: what a beautiful card! I know just who I will send it to! thank you!
Response: As they say on Facebook *like*
Vickyen rated for CPG Valentines Day Cards - US Only on Feb 4, 2013
Comment: Hi! Thanks so much for the lovely handmade Valentine card! Also for the sweet note! I do have the winter doldrums - how did you know? LOL! Hoping for an early spring, as predicted by Phil! Yes, Happy Mail does rock! Hugs and Happy Swapping! ;)
Response: Thanks for the rating. :)
shiloh102 rated for Thriftstore Find #32 on Jan 23, 2013
Response: Ha! Ha! Well, as my Momma always said, "if you can't say anything good, don't say anything at all". Thanks for the 5 & <3, though. :) I guess it DID meet the requirements. If you were disappointed let me know in a message and I'll send you something different.
80sGirl rated for <3 Happy Mail Day <3 is back :D on Jan 23, 2013
Comment: Thanks so much for your wonderful swap! :-) I had to pick it up at the post office and pay 60 cents because there was not enough postage on it. ^^ Did you make the stationery you wrote your letter on? It's sooo pretty! :-)
Response: I weighed it at the PO!! Oh my! Don't understand that. :/ So sorry. Yes, I did make the stationery.
yannajk rated for QUICK 10 metal charms swap #21 on Jan 21, 2013
Comment: Thank you! can't wait to make some jewelry :)
Response: You're welcome. :)
IrishRed rated for Group: Love me some peanut butter!! on Jan 21, 2013
Comment: Thank you so much for the peanuts & bonus items! :D
ladyaries7 rated for Mystery in Aisle #1 on Jan 19, 2013
Comment: Thanks! and i loved your package! hmm..im thinking about a food box themed swap now...:)
Comment: WOW! I cannot thank you enough for this amazing destash! I loved ever piece you sent! Thank you so much!!!
karry rated for QUICK ATC swap #96 on Jan 14, 2013
Comment: Thanks for the great ATCs-- and I love the backgrounds you sent too!
Response: You're welcome. :)
IrishRed rated for Bells a Ringin on Jan 9, 2013
Comment: What a wonderful swap pkg! Thank you SO much!!!
Response: You're welcome. :)
Comment: Thank you for the recipes!
Response: You're welcome. :)
Comment: Yum! They sound delicious! Can't wait to try them, thank you!
Comment: Cute card and bookmarks! I may have to check out the books you recommended for something different to read :)
Response: Thanks for the rating. Let me know what you think, if you check out the books.

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TerryF on Mar 12, 2013:

I see you have not logged on for a month now, and have not clicked sent for the AL Made By You Stashbusters swap. I hope everything is ok. I also have to tell you I am really looking forward to making another 18 items if I have to angel this swap for 3 of your partners (I am the 4th). Wow.

Bandkh1 on Mar 9, 2013:

Despite contacting you via p.m. twice, you have not responded and I have not received a rating for Layers of Flavour #2. I think it stinks when you take the time to make something you're happy with, send it off and get absolutely nothing in return, no comment, rating, nada. I am saddened by this lack of courtesy. I had high hopes because the comments and posts on your profile were nice. Oh well, there's always a first time - lucky me!

lovetherain on Feb 8, 2013:

Thank you for the ribbon and jewelry odd bits grabbie, for the grabbie taggie. It was nice of you to send a little of both.

sweetpea22 on Feb 4, 2013:

Thank you so much for the sudoku book for my January wishlist!!

pickleme on Feb 4, 2013:

Thanks a bundle for the kitchen twine. I love the variety you sent. AMS wishlist

OrigamiGrace on Feb 3, 2013:

Thanks for my January wish from American Swappers!

ladyaries7 on Jan 31, 2013:

thank you for the notecards from American Swappers (Jan wish). The thanks for January is closed but i wanted to let you know that the package did arrive and I like it :)

turtlelady45 on Jan 29, 2013:

Thank you so much for 1$ SA Jan Wish...I LOVE LOVE LOVE the brown ink pen. Yes, they are difficult to find so I thank you so much!!

ginny19590 on Jan 26, 2013:

I loved the swap cards you sent me. Thank you so much Gaye. God Bless and have a wonderful weekend........ginny

80sGirl on Jan 23, 2013:

Hey, maybe it cost more because it was so thick? I don't know..but don't worry...I'm just glad it arrived! :-)

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