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Wanda

Wanda
Date Joined: July 12, 2007
Last Online: May 11, 2021
Birthday: August 18
Country: United States
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About Me

RATING: I ALWAYS RATE THE SAME DAY THAT I RECEIVE THE SWAP. So if you sent a swap a good while ago, and I havenโ€™t rated you, then, unfortunately, I havenโ€™t received it, and it may be lost in the mail. ๐Ÿ™

I'm awkward, eccentric, happy and kind. Kind of an oddball, prone to flights of fancy and imagination. I'm a whimsical type of person who revels in nature, plants, trees and the wild.

My favorite season is Autumn. The air is both thick and thin with a magical pulse. It feels as though if I were to round a corner quick enough, I might catch sight of some little fae creature scurrying off into the weeds.

I'm a wife, mother and grandmother from South Texas. My interests include art - especially outsider type, drawn/painted by hand, but am now gravitating back to collage and mixed media. Iโ€™m into native plants, herbs, genealogy, history, cemeteries, journaling, playing video games (All Sims games, Viva Pinata, all Harvest Moon games, Animal Crossing, etc.), vintage vinyl dolls, American Girl dolls, My Life dolls and most 18" dolls, handmade doll clothes, posing my Barbie type dolls and taking photos of them, then adding dialog and posting them somewhere.

Other favorite hobbies are journaling, and decorating my journal pages, and en masse composition notebooks.I also enjoy making and receiving ATCs and handmade postcards.

I do collect storebought postcards too. I love a wide (VERY wide) range of subjects but in particular, New Mexico and Arizona culture or scenery and ANYTHING and everything related to Forks, Washington. I also like postcards related to books. Also Ireland and Scotland - Celtic history, Natural attractions, stone circles, celtic crosses, history, etc., Frida Kahlo related, Mexican pyramids or ancient sites and archeology, Europe, Art, and any history - U. S. and worldwide, cemeteries, botanical, special or unusual trees, Halloween.

I like all things gardening, yard art, farming (very small scale), permaculture, ecology, nature and related subjects. I keep a tiny garden for veggies. I have herbs and flowers (wild and domestic) and trees and bushes of all kinds.

FOR RECIPE SWAPS/TAGS: I really like all kinds, but some are especially nice: healthy recipes, main dishes, side dishes, savory snacks and hors d'oeuvres, and of course your tried and true recipes that you use regularly. Charcuterie boards are a new interest to me, too. I prefer recipes on paper (but not written on front AND back) rather than on recipe cards since I glue them into a binder, sort of like scrapbook style. But I won't gripe if you feel the need to use recipe cards. ;) ALLERGIC TO SHRIMP, but other seafood is fine. AND, NOTHING FOR AN AIR FRYER OR INSTAPOT since I donโ€™t have those.

SEWING

I have an on again off again interest in sewing. I am in no way an expert, but try, and do my best. I only do simple projects. Sewing related things are always welcome. I like all fabric themes, but especially Asian, botanical, plaids, woodland animals, cats (for my granddaughter), and well, almost everything. Colors: ALL, but mostly nature colors and jewel tones. Semi recent projects were Japanese knot bags, a circle skirt for my granddaughter, doll clothes and quilt blocks.

I am also wanting to get back into embroidery.

CROCHET

I taught myself to crochet many years ago. I am definitely no expert and only make easier things. Iโ€™m currently working on rectangles for a Afghan in forest colors. Other projects Iโ€™m interested in starting soon(ish) are a patchwork cardigan in shades of blue, and maybe some simple earrings.

My favorite books

  • The Bible

  • The Outlander series by Diana Gabaldon

  • all books by Michael D. O'Brien - I love his art, too.

  • all books by Charles de Lint. He is the creator of the urban fantasy genre. I love both his YA books and his adult fiction.

  • the book, 11/22/63 by Stephen King

  • Anything by Gabriel Garcia Marquez - His short story, Eyes of the Blue Dog is amazingly wonderful.

  • The Twilight series

  • Pride and Prejudice and Zombies by Seth Grahame-Smith

My favorite movies

Dunkirk, My Family/Mi Familia, almost all of M. Knight Shayamalan's movies, Lonesome Dove, The Passion of the Christ, and the oldies, -It's a Wonderful Life, You Can't Take it With You, Harvey, most Johnny Depp movies (love odd characters!) and others.

My favorite TV shows

Survivor, The Walking Dead, Big Brother (most seasons), Top Chef, Food Network Star, Project Runway, The Amazing Race, Modern Family, The Middle, Who Do You Think You Are, Finding Our Roots, Deadliest Catch, The Good Witch on Hallmark, Breaking Bad, The Dead Files, Dateline, Tough as Nails, Schittโ€™s Creek....

My favorite crafts to do

I like painting, drawing or collaging ATCs and postcards. Also journaling and making little assembleges, collage, mixed media, also crochet, but only VERY simple things, and I have to be in the mood.

Some swap item ideas or art themes I like!

These are just suggestions, not a 'gimme list'. So many of the things I like are cheap or free, that I thought swappers might like to have a lower cost choice to send, rather than spend more money than necessary.

  • fabric - small pieces/scraps at least of a size to make Teesha Moore patches at least 3โ€x4โ€ or more. Used fabric is fine.

  • Flannel fabric at least large enough for a quilt square. Larger is good too. Used or scrap pieces are fine, as well.

  • YARN any kind or color and any small amount leftover from your projects

  • Among Us (the app game) themes

  • folk art

  • outsider art

  • Postcards of all kinds

  • anything to do with street art of any kind or
    graffiti on train cars

  • trees in art or illustration-especially odd ones

  • Zetti anything

  • zines

  • zipper bags

  • tote bags

  • pencil bags

  • fabric (Cuts from used clothing are fine. Especially flannel or menโ€™s plaid shirts! Denim is good too. Anything, really.)

  • embroidery thread

  • large eyed needles

  • any kind of miniature

  • mixed media art

  • historical subjects

  • botanical illustrations

  • special or historical trees

  • Irish, Celtic, Czech, German, Scottish, subjects

  • anything to do with Nicola Tesla

  • anything to do with Robert the Bruce

  • anything to do with Boudica

  • art done on newspaper or brown bag paper

  • vintage (but not lacey Victorian style)

  • kitschy

  • funky and retro things all make me happy.

  • homemade sewn stuffed animals

  • bee items

  • veggie garden themes

  • veggie things

  • cactus and succulants

  • acorn themed things

  • crows and ravens

  • anything that can be used to decorate my journal pages

  • interesting canned food labels.

  • used stamps cut from your incoming mail ( but not the regular US flag ones) My absolute favorite is the โ€œWorld War 1 Turning the Tideโ€ stamp. If you have a used one (or more than one), Iโ€™d love it if you would send them to me!

  • anthromorphic animals, veggies, fruit or plants

  • wine charms - mismatched singles are GREAT; it doesn't have to be a set

  • Seeds of all kinds, including any collected from your own flowers or plants

  • stencils of any kind (used or home made is fine)

  • hand carved stamps

  • doll clothes (for 18" American girl and My Life dolls and for Barbies/Kens), especially vintage or handmade doll clothes. Thrifted things are great!

  • anything Claddagh themed

  • tree of life theme

  • faerie lore

  • faerie themed things - all kinds of fae such as goblins, trolls, elves, etc. (But not Disney or cartoon types.)

  • anything with the initial 'W'

  • the number 5 as a theme or a cut-out or โ€˜thingโ€™.

  • Woodsy embellishments and things like leaves, trees, acorns, etc. (not real ones)

  • collage sheets and images (many are offered free for printing on Flickr and elsewhere)

  • I LOVE Little Red Riding Hood themed Items

  • Almost any fairy tale themed thing, as long as it is not Disney

  • Especially Snow White and Rose Red - I'd love to have the children's book of that - used, even in poor condition would totally ROCK!

  • Gift cards to Walmart or HEB or Amazon

  • Any little doll (but not dotees) or action figure or animal

  • Interesting magazine cut-outs.

  • I HAVE NO PROBLEM WITH THRIFTED STUFF IN GOOD CONDITION.

Dislikes

  • Disney items
  • sexual themes
  • Not really into bling, girly-girl, animal prints, furry stuff, glam, etc.

My favorite colors

Reds, greens, and mostly dark, bright (but not neon) or jewel tones. I also LOVE plaid of any kind or color.

Halloween Preferences:

I love Halloween!!! Cute or creepy, woeful and grim. But not too bloody, gory, devil or anti-Christian (like upside down crosses, evil nuns, etc.). I'm not crazy about ouija boards either. Halloween things are welcome year around!

My favorites are:

  • Pumpkins, bats, black cats, owls, ravens/crows, Edgar Allen Poe, all things macabre, strange, woeful and creepy, jack-o-lanterns, or other "veggie people"

  • Vintage look type of style is cool, too.

  • I LOVE altered vintage photos used for Halloween things...like witch hats on people, etc.

  • Skeletons, both regular ones and Dia de los Muertos style

  • Halloween papers

  • Halloween collage sheets or collage elements...there are many free ones offered on Flickr, if your printer prints them well.

  • creepy or twirly limbed tree items

  • die-cuts, any kind, but especially 'fences'.

  • cemetery, grave or tombstone themed things

-ghosts and monsters of all kinds

  • Most strange, creepy things, barring the things I said I don't like at the top of this category. But if I join a swap where these are allowed or called for, please send whatever you want. I will never rate down for it. Halloween things are welcome year around!

Christmas Preferences:

Favorite themes would be...

  • Nativity (or any part of it)

  • Posada

  • Elves

  • Vintage/retro look

  • Christmas collage sheets or various collage elements.

  • etc., etc., etc.!!!

  • If we are in a swap together and the Christmas or Winter theme is unspecified, you are more than welcome to send me art in YOUR favorite winter holiday celebration. I am not offended by receiving Yule, Hanukkah, Kwaanza or other art work. :)

Ratings

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Comment: Thank you so much for the lovely square and extras!! I love the simple design with the flower. I'm a beginner when it comes to crochet and I'm just loving all of the cool patterns people have come up with. Thanks so much!! <3 AL
Response: Iโ€™m so glad it arrived safely and that you like it, Alison! ๐Ÿ˜ŠThank you for the heart.
leo67 rated for Scrap Monsters on Apr 2, 2021
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Comment: Your monsters are so adorable! Thank you so much!
Response: Youโ€™re welcome! Iโ€™m so glad you liked them. ๐Ÿ‘น ๐Ÿ‘ฟ
9O96O rated for HCSI: Dog Theme ATC or PC USA/CAN on Mar 23, 2021
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Comment: Oooo really nice Wanda. I love the border, the starry background, the wag in the dog's tale and the 'arf'. I'm glad to read that the swap spurred you to do some carving. I'm like you, I did most of my carving years ago. Thanks!
Response: Iโ€™m so glad you liked it! I had a lot of fun both carving it and making the ATC. Thank you for the heart! ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ•
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Comment: LOVE everything you sent, so cute! ^^
Response: Iโ€™m so glad! Thanks for rating. ๐Ÿ˜Šโค๏ธ
Sweetrizzo44 rated for Just Randomness #1 on Feb 23, 2021
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Comment: Wanda - thank you for the sweet surprises. I love stickers and the ones you sent to me made me smile. Keep on swapping!
Response: Iโ€™m so glad you like them. ๐Ÿ’– Thank you for the heart.
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Comment: Thank you for your note and the bookmark and labels. I've been making envelopes that are rather "busy" and require blank labels for the address. These colors are absolutely perfect! Don't give up on Time & Again. Every time I read it, it gets better and better,
Response: Youโ€™re very welcome! No, Iโ€™m determined to continue it, but am taking a break, reading another book now. Iโ€™ve heard from someone else who really likes Time and Again, too. So with 2-3 recommendations, itโ€™s bound to get better. โค๏ธ Thanks for the heart!
BicycleUkulele rated for Write a Letter Quick swap #3 on Feb 16, 2021
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Comment: Thank you, Wanda, for your letter & bookmark. I enjoyed reading your letter & profile, & the leaf decorated envelope, even the postal stamp co-ordinated with the envelope. Thank you.
Response: Youโ€™re very welcome. ๐Ÿ˜Š Iโ€™m so glad you liked it. Thank you for the heart.
PerArduaAdAlta rated for Rorschach Ink Blot ATC on Feb 13, 2021
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Comment: Hey Wanda! Thanks! I love that it's multicolored. I see a guy with a handlebar mustache, and an angel on the back. I always think my answers are silly because I'm feel like I'm quite literal and less interpretive!
Response: Thanks so much for the heart, PerArduaAdAlta! To me, it looked like two Santas touching face to face. And I agree that the one on the back looked like an angel. (Or actually a 4 oโ€™clock flower, too) This was a fun swap! ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ‘
mchesser12 rated for WIYM: SSS - FEB 2021 (USA) on Feb 12, 2021
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Comment: Thanks for the note, owl, Disney, and princess stickers, bookmark, and notecards. Lots of rain here lately. Have a great week!
Response: Youโ€™re welcome. Thanks for the heart. Itโ€™s cold and rainy here, too. Enjoy your day!
jaimierandolph rated for A Letter a Day 2018 #37 on Feb 11, 2021
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Response: Thanks for rating.
LindaW rated for Brighten My Week Notecard February #1 on Feb 10, 2021
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Comment: Thank you for the bright and cheery floral card. Hawaii is a popular place to visit and that many people want to move here. Thank you for the cute stickers.
Response: Thank you for the heart, Linda. ๐Ÿ˜Š Iโ€™m glad you liked it and that it made its way to you safely. ๐ŸŒท๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒป๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒน๐Ÿ’
riviwriter rated for Write a Letter Quick swap #2 on Feb 9, 2021
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Comment: Your stamping is so pretty! And your cursive is beautiful. Thank you :)
Response: Thank you for the kind comments and the heart, riviwriter! ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ“ซโœ๏ธ
myancey rated for Upcycled cardboard letter i swap on Feb 7, 2021
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Comment: Thanks for the inspirations pc and the ice cream sticker. I hope u have a good day ๐ŸŒž โœŒ๏ธ โค๏ธ
Response: I hope youโ€™re having a nice day, too, Mindy. Iโ€™m glad this swap arrived quickly. Thank you for the heart. ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ“ฌ๐ŸŒท
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Comment: Thank you for your card and note. I hope you are feeling cheerier today.
Response: Iโ€™m glad that my postcard arrived quickly. Yes, I am feeling more upbeat. These gloomy days just got to me, the day I wrote that postcard note. Thanks so much for the heart. ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ‘
myancey rated for Upcycled G cardboard swap on Feb 4, 2021
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Comment: Love the G !!!!!!! Micah would prob love โค๏ธ those too. Whereโ€™d you find them? Love the way you did the edges of the pc to. Thank u have a good day
Response: Iโ€™m so glad it finally arrived and that you like it. I canโ€™t remember, but if it was the Scooby Do Graham cereal, that was given to me. I only very rarely actually buy cereal, and if I do, itโ€™s Raisin Bran or Grape Nuts. Enjoy your day! ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ“ฌ
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Comment: Thank you so much for all the awesome goodies! I love the trim and the stamps, bookmarks... Well, everything! Have a wonderful day! Hugs, Diane
Response: Iโ€™m so glad you liked everything, Diane! Thank you for the heart. Spring is on the way! Iโ€™m sure tired of winter.
bordercolliemom59 rated for Tissue Box postcard on Feb 2, 2021
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Comment: hi wanda thank you so much for this lovely postcard you did an awesome job . Thank you for the book recomendation as well thanks again and happy swapping .
Response: Youโ€™re very welcome! Thank you for hosting this swap - and for the heart. ๐Ÿ“ฌ๐Ÿ“šโ˜€๏ธ๐ŸŒทโค๏ธ
fortannam rated for Upcycled cardboard H swap on Jan 31, 2021
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Comment: thank you for the fun "H" card! and love the hand carved stamps on the back! Have fun learning about Scotland!
Response: Iโ€™m so glad you liked it! ๐Ÿ˜Š Thank you for the heart. I love Scotland! I spent time there in November of 1999. A big part of my ancestors were from there. Itโ€™s a beautiful and fascinating country.
kssunlover1947 rated for Upcycled cardboard D swap on Jan 31, 2021
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Comment: Thank you for the Dark Chocolate card. I also like the doily and the duck you decorated it with and the matching Dragon stamp. It must have taken the scenic route as I notice it was postmarked Dec 29 and I received it Jan 28.
Response: Iโ€™m so glad you liked it, and that it finally arrived! The postal service has been so sketchy lately that itโ€™s really frustrating me. I hope your day is a good one. ๐ŸŒท๐Ÿ๐Ÿ“š๐Ÿ“ฌ๐Ÿ‘ธ๐Ÿผโ˜€๏ธ
Eulegirl rated for Cardboard Verse postcard #1 on Jan 30, 2021
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Comment: Thank you for the encouraging verses on the tissue box--always reaching for tissues when I get weepy with discouragement, so this really fits!
Response: Youโ€™re very welcome, Eulegirl. Thank you for rating and for the heart. I hope your day is a good one. ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ“š๐Ÿ“ฌ๐Ÿ‘ธ๐Ÿผโ˜€๏ธ

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Comments

hamsterfarm on Mar 30, 2021:

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Welcome to Yarn addicts!

CrystalZ on Mar 7, 2021:

Thank you for the 5 postcards you sent for "5 Mix Postcard Tag" in the public forum. All will fit nicely in my collection. The vintage "wasting time" one was unique but my favourite is the Mt Rainier one :)

myancey on Jan 29, 2021:

Hey saw u arenโ€™t signed up for j yet. Hope to see u soon! ๐Ÿ˜Šโค๏ธ

Hell0Z0mbie on Jan 23, 2021:

That's so much for the PC, super pretty! I love it!

Poftoffel on Jan 23, 2021:

Thank you so much for the OMAE rak postcard!!! Itโ€™s so beautiful and cheered up my day!!

bigmamabird on Jan 20, 2021:

Inaugural greetings fom snowbound Vermont! Your cheerful postcard for OMAE was a bright and happy spot in my day, thanks for sendin' it my way! We are doing well, staying safe- hope you are doing same! It's funny how we adjust to local temperature patterns, mid 40s does sound nice.....

kiddomerriweather on Jan 19, 2021:

Thank you for the OMAE RAK!!! The handmade PC is absolutely beautiful!!! Thank you for brightening my day. =D

stephiedee on Jan 16, 2021:

Thank you for the wonderful RAK handmade postcard! Love the little flowers.

goosey on Jan 15, 2021:

wanda, thank you for the hand painted postcard! i love it!! it is such a welcome cheering!! marlies

bigmamabird on Jan 1, 2021:

Happy New Year Wanda! Glad you liked my little fairy!

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