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Last Online: August 8, 2015

Country: United States
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NOTE: If you're expecting something from me, but haven't received it yet, please message me before rating. I am honest and if I say I sent something, then I sent it. If, however, it has become lost in the post (and these things DO happen occasionally), I'd like the opportunity to re-send.

When I swap within the USA, I use delivery confirmation whenever possible. If it is a package (level 3) swap, I will definitely use delivery notification. If you wish, I'm happy to share that information with you so that you can track it too.

I can't relate to people who say they're bored because I'm never bored.

Favorite colors: aubergine or varying shades of purple, periwinkle and other colors along the same line. I also like pink and turquoise. As I get older, I find I like more colors and have surprised myself by enjoying the occasional orange :)

I'm not into the "country," "shabby chic," or "primitive" decor. I lean toward Mid-Century Modern/Euro/Asian. I'm very far from it but my goal is to be a minimalist. My friends laugh at me every time I say that!

I love to travel and do it as often as time and money allows.

Animals I like: hedgies, owls, squirrels, ceramic deer and small various ceramic birds/owls. I also like tiny ceramic animals (such as Red Rose ceramic figurines) as long as it's not a reptile or monkey! I love finding woodland creature ceramic planters.

I love postcards and getting snail mail. My favorite kind of postcard are your local scenic views and points of interest. I also like state map postcards but the scenic views are my absolute fav. I also like a variety of other cards, such as famous (or obscure) people, funny and/or weird cards or cheezy tourist-trap cards. Please don't take offense but I honestly don't want hand-crafted postcards. I appreciate the work that SOME people put into their hand-crafted cards but I just don't collect them. I do, however, like ATCs.

I love letterpress note cards and stationary, letter sets, hand-made envelopes, fine point pens, unusual stickers, pretty or unusual paper (washi), Kokeshi dolls, Japanese silk and other Japanese fabric, charms (for jewelry making or for other embellishments), old brooches, antique sewing tools and pincushions, vintage and mother of pearl buttons & non-plastic beads, junky metal jewelry (so I can take it apart and make something else with it), crochet pattern pamphlets, pressed pennies, hair clips, cute socks (but not the kind with toes), bento boxes, cool chopsticks, hand-knit or crocheted items, small & whimsical items and a host of other things :)

I like mix-tapes and music of all kind EXCEPT for angry/hate-filled metal or most Rap - especially the raunchy, profane-filled stuff.

I like hand-carved stamps and lino as well as the things created using them. I don't really care for the "usual" rubber stamps though (like Stampin' Up) because I don't scrapbook or make cards. If I do buy a commercially manufactured stamp, it is usually related to snail mail.

I've collected house-shaped tins for a long while and am always on the lookout for them.

I also collect kokeshi dolls and have a small collection of wooden Japanese figurines (including pencil toppers or car/travel charms). I buy them whenever I can find them.

I have a sweet little Blythe doll who loves new clothes or handmade accessories. ;)

I like to listen to audio books. It keeps my hands free to do other things while I'm enjoying a story. I like most books but don't read or listen to romance novels.

I can't wear base metal because it irritates my skin but I'm ok with precious metals and surgical/stainless steel.

I save Boxtops for Education for our school. If you have any to spare, we'd sure appreciate it!.

Favorite Music

Hmm. I like a lot of music. It depends on my mood. Old country and gospel reminds me of my dad, waltzes remind me of my mom. I enjoy lots of "popular" stuff but I don't really like rap. I've never really found any opera I like either. But then again, I've not heard every opera. I never enjoy elevator muzak or the stuff they make you listen to when they put you on hold on the phone.

I occasionally like listening to British radio stations online and sometimes I listen to Delilah.

My playlists are quite varied.

Favorite Movies

Sci fi, time-travel, fantasy, action, romantic comedies and some indie films.

I love any program that has Hugh Grant or Sandra Bullock in it.

Favorite Television

I am not anti-TV but I honestly rarely watch it anymore. I spend my time doing other stuff :)

My all-time favorite TV show was Farscape. It was a crying shame when the syfy channel canceled it! My second all time favorite TV show was Fraggle Rock.

Favorite Pastimes

  • Correspondence
  • Book binding, journal-making
  • Making lists and crossing things off :)
  • Listening to audio-books
  • Words with Friends and Scramble.
  • Playing computer games.
  • Sewing (mostly clothing, costumes and purses/bags)
  • Crochet
  • Making my own healing balms and other skin care products.
  • Preparing whole food meals from scratch.

Please don't send:

I don't care for fruit-flavored teas or anything with fake rose or peach scent,

I recently discovered I'm allergic to birds. I had NO idea until recently! So please, don't send anything with feathers.

I'm also allergic to a lot of very strong fragrances and things like incense or floral lotions and the like cause some mild asthma-like symptoms. Scents made with essential oils don't seem to bother me.

I don't like horror films or vampire anything (movies, books). The first scares me and the second bores me.

Monkeys creep me out. I detest reptiles, especially snakes! And 99.9% of all bugs are gross.


karry rated for Thriftstore Find - #26 USA on May 19, 2012
Comment: You deserve about 100 hearts for this swap! I have wanted an envelope template for quite some time. I use hundreds of stickers doing crafts at work. I love the rubber stamps and folders. This package inspired me to sit down and craft immediately. REALLY special. Thanks so much!
kielpo rated for MY STATE POST CARDS on May 1, 2012
Comment: Nice card :)
jewelryfromkristi rated for MY STATE POST CARDS on Apr 27, 2012
FROGGY42 rated for MY STATE POST CARDS on Apr 24, 2012
Comment: This is an extra beautiful card from your state of Colorado! Thank you very much! ~Gail
Missadoodle rated for Harry Potter mystery box on Apr 23, 2012
Comment: Your package really made my day! I loved everything, thank you SO much!! :D
Comment: thank you very much
audreydoll rated for Thriftstore Find - #25 USA on Mar 30, 2012
Comment: What a wonderful box of things you sent. And how nice of you to send not just one but 2 teacups, plus all the extra's! What a great surprise when I got home after a tough day at work. Thank you so much. I loved everything. cant wait to plant my bonsai
queenannslace rated for Easter/Spring box swap on Mar 28, 2012
Comment: What a lovely surprise you sent to me! I absolutely love everything. I have a year around tree that I decorate and the little birdhouse top it off. Gosh I feel spoiled!! Thank you again & Happy Crafting.
Response: I thought the little birdhouse was cute, too! I'm happy you liked everything :)
Comment: Thank you
KyraSmith rated for State Postcard Swap on Mar 21, 2012
Comment: Thanks for the great card (:
Response: I'm so happy you liked it! Thank you for the heart :)
Comment: Thanks for the nice postcard and Snoopy! :)
Response: I'm so glad you liked it! Thank you for the heart :)
Comment: love the postcard because of the fact its military related.
Response: I'm glad you liked it! Thank you so much for the heart :)
fawnscrafts rated for NOT VIEW Postcard #2 on Mar 15, 2012
Comment: Thank you so very much. Very pretty card. Welcome to Swap Bot
Response: Thank you so much for the heart! And thank you for the welcome. I joined YEARS ago but only recently started swapping again. :)
mcall rated for Funny/Silly postcard on Mar 13, 2012
Comment: Ha! that's a good one. Thanks
Response: You're welcome! Thank you for the heart. :)
Comment: Thanks for the great postcard! (:
Response: I'm so happy you liked it! Thank you for the heart :)
Comment: Beautiful P, love it!
Response: I'm happy you liked it. Thank you so much for the heart :)
Comment: Love the PC from Colorado, great landscapes out there. Hope your 2012 is great!
Response: Thank you for the heart :) I'm happy you enjoyed your card!
Christinap rated for Not my Genre of Postcards on Mar 11, 2012
Comment: Thanks!
Response: Thank you so much for the heart! I appreciate it :)
bythelakemom rated for Not my Genre of Postcards on Mar 10, 2012
Comment: Thank you for the cards. I think I read that Nancy Drew book back in the stone age. If that is the only mistake you make you will be wauy ahead of the game.
Response: I loved Nancy Drew (also back in the stone age!). Thank you so much for the heart - I definitely won't disregard my alarm bells in the future!

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