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Last Online: February 28, 2011

Country: United States


My hobbies (addictions? obsessions?) are reading, journaling, crafting, and learning new stuff.

When I have a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day, I crave dessert.

I love Scrabble, chocolate cake, symmetry, fountain pens, containers, and fresh-squeezed lemonade.


My house is fifteen miles from the beach and just ten miles away from my childhood home, (though I lived far, far away for a long time.) It's small-town America, where downtown is a four-block stretch of Main Street and there's always room for another beribboned dog in the parade.


papercrafts (cards/ATCs/postcards)
altered, upcycled & repurposed objects

(See photos on Flickr.)


Juno . 84 Charing Cross Road . The Corpse Bride . Akeelah and the Bee . Walk the Line . Under the Same Moon . Party Girl . Little Miss Sunshine . Volver . Elf . Muriel's Wedding . Eat Drink Man Woman . Mean Girls . Ferris Bueller's Day Off . A Little Princess . Zoot Suit . Truly Madly Deeply . The Big Chill . Bridget Jones's Diary . Pump up the Volume . Office Space . Carbon Copy . The Last Supper . The Ghost and Mrs. Muir . The Big Lebowski . El Mariachi . All About Eve . The Gods Must Be Crazy . Election . When Harry Met Sally . Persuasion . Letter To Three Wives . Clueless . Legally Blonde . My Cousin Vinny . Possession . Monsoon Wedding . Proof . An Angel at My Table . Strictly Ballroom . The Professional . Broadcast News . 300 . The Women


I read at least two books a week and way too many magazines. I have To-Be-Read stashes all over the house.

Check out my bookshelves on GoodReads or photos of my actual bookshelves.

I trade books on Swaptree, BookMooch and PaperBackSwap.

Fave Quotes

"Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you've imagined." - Henry David Thoreau

"Es mejor morir de pie que vivir arrodillado." - Emiliano Zapata

"It's never too late to be what you might have been." - George Eliot

"Everything I eat is Mexican food." - my Uncle Leo

"¡Sí se puede!" - United Farm Workers

"Do not wait for leaders; do it alone, person to person." - Mother Theresa


Comment: Thanks so much for the great projects you shared!! Beautiful!
Manurnakey rated for Share Your Despair on Jan 27, 2011
Comment: The Family one was hilarious - yes, I got my bad hair days from my Mom's side, LOL.
wunderland rated for Share Your Despair on Jan 25, 2011
Comment: I knew that bad hair days couldn't be my fault! I'll call mom and thank her ;)
Comment: I am so sorry I am rating late! Luckily, I decided to clean up my craft area today! Thanks so much!
yesh rated for Day of the Dead atc swap on Nov 3, 2010
Comment: WOW, I wish I could give you many hearts. Your ATCs are sooo awesome ! I love the style, the little loteria embellishment, the unique fabric you use and of course all those extra goodies.You are so generous, THANK YOU
Magpieandluna rated for Handmade Halloween PC on Nov 2, 2010
luvdrewwww rated for Open Theme swap on Nov 1, 2010
Fritosmom rated for Handmade Halloween PC on Nov 1, 2010
Comment: Thank you for the great PC and great joke:-)
RougeCRO rated for OCT: Journal Page Postcard on Oct 30, 2010
Comment: Thank you for great postcard! I really like it :)
TeaNi rated for SG ♥ Halloween Skinny ♥ on Oct 30, 2010
Comment: Cool, thanks!
FarStarr rated for OCT: Journal Page Postcard on Oct 27, 2010
Comment: Thank you for the postcard! Good luck with the novel...I started one in high school, but it never materialized.
misscorbeau rated for Handmade Halloween PC on Oct 27, 2010
Comment: Fun card! Thank you!
OverMoon rated for Happy Halloween Matchbox Swap on Oct 26, 2010
Comment: Thanks!
mrsD rated for Easy Peasy Lemon Squeezy Letter Swap on Oct 14, 2010
Comment: I love silver gel pens on black paper! I rarely get letters anymore, yours was lovely :) see you around the internets ;)
Comment: Thank you for a fun package! It made my day!
spencersmom rated for Open Theme swap on Oct 14, 2010
Comment: The atc's are woonderful-thanks for all! Peace, Maryann
Whiskey rated for Open Theme swap on Oct 13, 2010
Comment: Thank you for the wonderful ATCs! I especially like the one with the map and the faux postage--I'd love to know where you found that. These are way neat!
Response: Thanks! That faux postage is fun to use. It's a K & Company sticker pad from Michael's. Here's the URL to the product info.:http://www.eksuccessbrands.com/kandcompany/Products/Handmade_Stamp_Sticker_Pad_30-387584.htm
Comment: It's fun that you're getting your craft on! It's always good to flex those creative muscles, and sometimes a challenge is just what a person needs. I'm sorry to hear that the job search is still slow going. Hopefully he'll have some work soon. It's so cool that you go surfing! That's something I'd like to learn how to do someday. Thanks for the fun mail, and I liked the pen! :)
BonsaiMechaGirl rated for Vintage gaming ATC on Oct 6, 2010
Comment: Thanks for the ATCs :) For some reason, maybe because I'm obsessed with video games, I didn't even think of board games and card games, haha.
Comment: Ah....the blues..! :0)

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scrappnswapr on Jan 7, 2011:

Happy Belated Birthday!

RyeRye on Dec 20, 2010:


The Crafting Queens group~

TangleCrafts on Oct 6, 2010:

Check out the swap-bot blog - your contribution to the Going Postal project has a starring role! :)

craftgasm on Oct 5, 2010:

Please check out my ephemeral giveaway in the ZMACS forum!

raven on Oct 5, 2010:


TangleCrafts on Sep 11, 2010:

Thanks for the mini-zine & cute faux postage for the ZMACS WTA! :)

JessiPancake on Aug 27, 2010:

I got days 2 and 5 for the fun mail swap! I love everything you've sent so far. :) Can't wait for the rest!

JessiPancake on Aug 17, 2010:

Wanted to let you know that the C&C Five Days of Fun Mail #1 arrived this weekend! I love Anne Taintor. :)

MommyKnows on Aug 16, 2010:

Wowzer! I got the package today for the WTA read a rainbow in the Cup and Chaucer group forum. Cool, cool, cool stuff! I'm lovin' ALL of it! Thank you very much!

katehawk on Mar 23, 2010:

Hi! I see that you like matchboxes so I wanted to invite you to join my new group matchbox & more. It's mostly about matchboxes of various kinds but there are some other kinds of swaps (such as whimsy jars & lucky parcels). I hope you'll come be a part of the fun! Thanks!

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