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crescendo

crescendo
Date Joined: October 4, 2008
Last Online: June 18, 2021
Birthday: March 7
Country: United States
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About Me



I just went on a crazed binge buying deeply discounted Happy Planners at Michaels lol. I have never had a Happy Planner before, the kind where you stick all the crap and stickers and washi and they always looked so fun and pretty. I normally use a hourly dated Passion Planner, but this year I got the Law of Attraction planner, which I just do not like after a month of trying it. So somehow I thought my brain would be able to do planning with all that chaos on the page. Wow was I wrong. I do not know how people actually plan their lives using such a chaotic system, but wow did I have a great time with dopamine bringing home all the hauls and ordering crap online. I think I bought 15 planners hahaha. And how many sticker books. And then I realized, if you use them as a planner there is no place on the page you could really use the stickers. Anyway, I zeroed in on a few formats of Happy Planner that are working for other types of journals/workbooks. One is a garden planner, one is my Stop the Blur nightly review of the day planner, one is my Stop the Blur scrapbook, one is for a year long self coaching class I am doing, one is for quotes I like, and one is for sticker slapping and decorating. I thought I was going to drive myself mad. Anywho, if you are a Happy Planner decorating expert that has any fun tips, or if there is a group here that talks about it, I'd be happy to know any info. I've seen a lot on YouTube about it.

I am learning to play Ukulele, slowly from YouTube. I joined a rowing gym in Jan of 2020, which I absolutely fell in love with, then it closed in March due to pandemic, and I am looking forward to it opening again this year. I got myself a rowing machine but its not quite the same as pulling together with a group in unison. I also got a Peloton bike in December and I love being able to do spinning whenever I want. My gym has gone virtual and is keeping me sane and connected to my community there. I almost think I like these zoom meeting gym classes better than having to drive all the way for 45-60 mins commute to the gym. I'm getting spoiled by it and hope they continue with some virtual classes even after things open up again.

I am a retired software engineer who is energized by peaceful nature environments, but drained by noise, crowds and hubbub. I live with my awesome husband among lots of fir trees.

I have an immature sense of humor at times (ok, all the time!) and am not offended at all by foul language, explicit music, fart jokes or anything like that. I just laugh and laugh at those things, heh.

I am allergic to perfumes or anything scented.

My interests include (but are not limited to): organic gardening, nature journaling, boating, goats, nature, trees, birds, graphic design, art, computers, cats, learning craft projects of all kinds, animals, outdoors, hiking, decorating, landscaping, science, spirituality, the body/mind/spirit connection, fitness, nutrition, Spinning (indoor cycling, not wool:), learning about the history and origins of all religions of the world.

I am a digital image and font hoarder.

Favorite Crafts

I haven't actually been crafting for a long time, but back in the day this is what I loved to do. I still like doing these, but just don't have the energy anymore. I still like fondling all my crap though: I like making dangly charms to hang off of bookmarks, purses, journals, zippers, etc. Anyplace that needs a dangle. I like making prayer flags to string for the garden. I like to laminate bookmarks. Not as crazy as I used to be with my laminator. Hmmm, I should resurrect that...

I am currently obsessed with making stickers with my laser printer along with the Print and Cut feature of my Silhouette Cameo machine. I'm also currently fascinated with learning how to make bracelets like these . The other thing I went crazy hoarding last Black Friday was those Heidi Swapp foil sheets to do foiling on all the things.

Some of my favorite artistic mediums to work in are watercolor, pen/ink/watercolor journaling, digital graphic design, and pretty much will dabble with any type of painting and drawing. I love the drawing instruction books by Claudia Nice.

Favorite Colors

I love bright/saturated/vibrant/vivid colors.

A couple of my favorite color combos are blue and green, and also citrus colors combo of lime/lemon/orange


Some favorite things

Themes I like:

♥ Bicycles

♥ Vintage Fruit Crate Labels

♥ Clippy (the old MS Office Assistant)

♥ Ukulele

♥ Cats

♥ Red poppies

♥ Winter/Summer Solstice, Spring/Fall Equinox, Yule

♥ Lemons, limes, oranges (especially lemons)

♥ Sea Turtles (my sacred Totem animal)

♥ Toast with cute face

♥ Snails and garden slugs (cute ones, not actual slimy ones)

♥ Goats. Goats. Did I mention LOVING Goats?

♥ Spiritual, yoga, mandalas, prayer flags, personal growth, inspirational things, goal setting

♥ Hand letter or collage of these words and phrases: "Liberation", "Simplify", "Slow Down", "Routine", "Stay present", "Posture", or, "Stand up straight", "Chew Your Food", "Misery is not Effective".

♥ The Sun, the moon

♥ Haiku written by you

♥ Dandelions (both the flowers and the seed head); Daisies

♥ Strawberries with the foliage

♥ Anything Food with cute faces

♥ Old style Smokey the Bear

♥ Any items/art/craft that you are passionate about creating by hand -- I love to see everyone's creative side come out.

♥ Just mentioning goats again

A few ideas/inspirations for tangible items.

(handmade or gently used as well):

♥ Those little solar powered creatures that wobble when you set them on a bright windowsill

♥ Whirlygig/spinner/wind sock for my garden (dollar stores have these or would love handmade too)

♥ Unique/funky stickers from those sticker of the month subscription places like: pipsticks, stickii , etc. ; puffy vinyl stickers, single large stickers like/inspired by those from redbubble

♥ Fabric scraps, prints or solids - at least 6"x12" if ya got it

♥ Hand carved stamps

♥ Hand or dish towels in citrus colors of lime, lemon or orange (or combo)

♥ Washi rolls or samples with cats, outer space, Van Gogh

♥ Hand drawn/Painted ATCs

♥ Lined grocery list pad that says "Groceries" or "Shopping List" or something similar across top (ok to separate it into chunks if it makes mailing cheaper) or just send me a few pages from one of yours

♥ Altoids tin shrine

♥ Pura Vida inspired sliding knot bracelets like THESE

♥ Herbal or decaf tea ( not containing chamomile or hibiscus)

♥ Longshot: A few dollars worth of these lemon or strawberry 2 cent & 3 cent postage stamps that you can only buy in rolls of ten thousand . I thought maybe someone has a business that might have purchased rolls of these. See them HERE

Favorite Television

Stranger Things, The Blacklist, Orphan Black, Big Bang Theory, Glee, New Girl, Covert Affairs, PBS, Good Eats, Alias, Scrubs, Frasier, Seinfeld, Southpark, Jeopardy, Science shows, documentaries in general, Daily Show, Sherlock, Elementary, Downton Abbey, Travelers, ,Sense8, Star Trek

Movies that I never get tired of watching:

You've Got Mail, Maid in Manhattan, Star Trek Insurrection, Star Trek Into Darkness, Chocolat, When Harry Met Sally, Legally Blonde, Bring It On, Groundhog Day, Zombie Land, Whip It, Juno, Big, Trading Places, Shawshank Redemption, Catch Me If You Can, The Equalizer, Wonder Woman, Black Panther, Avengers genre

Dislikes/Please Do Not Send...

↓ For tea I drink herbal and decaf, but nothing containing chamomile or hibiscus (allergy).

Please, NO bath/body products or scented candles or incense I am highly sensitive to chemically perfumed items, even just smelling them gives me a migraine. (things scented with authentic essential oils are OK)

↓ I don't need any blank journals or blank note/memo pads, don't need stationary, pens, or planner items. Especially, please, I beg of you, NO more page flags!! (lol).

↓ I don't need any pot holders.

↓ I am not into the altered/colorized vintage/victorian photographs of people, nor the Zetti style, nor steampunk. There is something about them that is just eery and disturbing to me. No children with wings, crowns or duncecaps. No cabbage rose/Victorian country style. I am not trying to criticize these styles if you love them, but they just are not my cup of tea and I cannot explain why they creep me out, they just do.

↓ No items that smell of cigarette smoke, or, especially don't try to cover it up with perfume (including scented dryer sheets -- triggers migraine -- sorry! I'd prefer to air out cigarette smoke than get a migraine!)

↓ No items that are the color "mauve" (I have a strange and passionate aversion to this color for whatever reason). The color "burgundy" or "wine" is a close runner up to disliking.

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Ratings

Deluxx rated for PCFTE 2021 on Apr 26, 2021
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Comment: I was really moved by your work. You have a beautiful way of communicating. Can’t wait to do it again next year!
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Comment: Thank you for the beautiful Holiday card and flat goodies! Merry Christmas!
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Comment: Thanks for the goodies. I went through spell oh home health, rebhabs, hospital stays with my dad. Im miss them both but im glad mom n dad wont have chance of getting this stuff.
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Comment: Thank you for your Birthday wishes and fun soc letter. I love that card and great stickers. I'll write you back soon with only vinegar as a sealant😁
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Comment: Great to hear from someone doing something positive about exercise. The rowing sounds like a great exercise,I don't think anyone around here does it. Keep up the good work.
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Comment: Donuts are back on the table! Thank you Suey for all the fun you bring here😘
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Comment: Thanks for the amazing unicorn card Grandma! For real though thanks for the nice letter, fun extras, and awesome swap.💜
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Comment: So i think didnt hit save ratings. After i found it i remembered asking you about your painted envelop. I loved it. But now i forgot what i asked.
Response: I'm trying to remember what it looked like but it was most likely done with a Gelli printing plate and stencils that I cut on my Cameo machine.
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Comment: Thank you for your wonderful letter!
Panj rated for Fill My Stocking - December on Jan 10, 2020
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choke rated for ETHP: Peeled Paint ATC on Dec 21, 2019
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Comment: Thank you for the awesome Leonardo ATC! I love all the different elements you used and the copper flakes pop amazingly! Thank you too for the sweet card, it really made me smile. I am happy to have you as a friend as well, you'll always be one of my favorites!
Deluxx rated for PCFTE 2020 on Dec 11, 2019
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Comment: Truly unique.
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Comment: Ahhhhhh loved them!!
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Comment: WOW WOW WOW! What cool stickers!!! My daughter immediately jacked about half of them right out of my hands, lol. Some really fun choices! I am going to send the british flag ones to my friend from England. Your artwork is very cute and I love that idea of making a sticker out of it. The banana necklace on the monkey is my favorite part! Thanks so much for a great swap! ):):)
MiRdLHWY43 rated for CPG Sticker Slapped PC - US only on Sep 12, 2019
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Comment: I love all the crazy stickers esp. The 16 candles underpants one and those cute French bulldogs farting out some love! I'll be back on the silly forum next week. 💜
Fabriqueen rated for Once Upon a Summer on Sep 8, 2019
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Comment: I really enjoyed reading your letter and seeing the pics. I know you all had a great time! I love your backyard! I have lived in the big city all my life so I have never seen a meteor shower. Thank you so much for sharing with me! Hugs, Diane
hibiscus rated for EASU: Goat ATC Swap on Jul 7, 2019
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Comment: This is absolutely one of the best swap I’ve gotten!! You are an excellent artist that goats expression is priceless ... love the goat “sponge! How clever I’ve not seen anything like it...I’m convinced I need to learn how to do a hello print love the turtles!! thank you so much for making this a wonderful swap!
Response: I'm so glad you like it! It was so much fun to draw. Oh yes, you need a Gelli plate for sure! Thank you for being such an awesome partner.
Scrybe rated for IU: SOC June on Jul 5, 2018
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Comment: Thank you! for the wonderful big letter. :-) Very creative.
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Comment: Very nice abstract rendering on your envie!
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Comment: It's fun to think of everyone's fancy note cards winging around the world with their precious teabags..! Thanks for the lovely notecard and note(specially the heads up!) the teas are in my kitchen awaiting a hot cuppa!

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Comments

kiddomerriweather on Jun 12, 2021:

Thank you for the birthday wishes!

Deluxx on Jun 1, 2021:

Hey! Thought you might like a comment on. your wall. I think the last one I got was in 2019 haha. Happy swapping, friend!

LINDA50 on May 2, 2021:

Howdie Hi There Crapsuey, How on Earth are you doing? Saw your facebook and it looks like you and Kevin are surviving the covidopolis. I thought I'd stop by for a quick visit, not sure if I am going to stick around. I was missing the good old days. Take care, Linda

MiRdLHWY43 on Mar 9, 2021:

Peewee in my pants has a new meaning.

Autist on Jan 14, 2021:

Thank you for the WW Christmas Present!! I LOVE this mask! How did you know that I love UW!?!? Or was that a lucky send? Because I went there! I am a DAWG fan thru and thru!! Thank you so much!! It made me so happy, and fits great!! GO DAWGS!!

MiRdLHWY43 on Dec 31, 2020:

Yay! I'm so happy to bring a little light into this crazy world! I can't wait for the v.d. swap I'm in for sure. I wish there was a card for venereal disease survivors....maybe ill make you one. 💙💙💙💙

OrigamiGrace on Dec 21, 2020:

Happy Holidays!!

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Lishmo on Dec 15, 2020:

OMG, Sue! I didn't see the message you left for me, I'm so sorry. Thank you for checking in, I'm okay. How are you doing? Good times, right? If I enjoyed pecking out words on my laptop I would type out more for you.... you are in my thoughts often. I hope you have a good holiday season. Be safe. ((hugs))

LahDeeDah on Dec 4, 2020:

Yay!!! So glad you won the RAK! Congrats :-)

LahDeeDah on Dec 1, 2020:

I really hope you get to send the card to her! This has been a particularly traumatic year for the elderly and their loved ones. Having that connection to her past might give her a moment of normalcy and joy. I'm rooting for you!

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