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Date Joined: August 24, 2007
Last Online: February 14, 2020
Birthday: December 30
Country: United States
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About Me

12/17/09 - I'm still alive.

After all those months of hormone therapy hell, I never did have the surgery. My DIL's mom was killed in a car accident in Sept. [8 months after her father was killed in one, not 10 miles from the same spot] being that I'm the last grandparent standing I canceled the surgery.

It's been one heck of a year and I've seemed too have misplaced my urge to draw/craft/whatever.

I do miss all my friends here. I don't even know who's left. If you're on Facebook, look me up - Nancy Hale in Reno Nevada.

9/12/09 - This is taking a lot longer than I thought :( Thank you all who have left me notes, they mean a lot. I seem to have lost my self and don't know where to find her.

I'm going to be out of commision for a few months, long story. SORRY. If I owe you something or you haven't received something please send me a p.m.]


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As far as labels go, I'm Christian,a single parent, divorced, happy, live in Reno Nevada, USA. I adore my four children, grandson, sisters and mother. Family is very important to me. Most of my children are grown; my youngest is 16, the rest are adults. My grandson is 5 and completely adorable, especially when he's naughty. He tells me I'm the best girl in the whole wide world, and I tend to think the same about him. I take care of him while his mom is at work, so we get to spend a lot of time together. I work from home as a computer tech. I work odd hours/long hours [96 a week] and sometimes go a little mad for want of a few minutes to myself. Crafting helps, reading helps too. I lost 47 pounds on Weight Watchers in the begining of the year, it's a great program.

Favorite Books

Bible. Night by Elie Wiesel. The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls. Franny and Zooey by J.D. Salinger. A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius by Dave Eggers. I don't read a lot of fantasy or science fiction, but I have in the past. I love Christian fiction, all types. I like travel writting [why do they call it that?], like Driving over Lemons. I like books. :) Also, I home school my teenager [10th grade] so I read a lot of classics [to make sure he really read them]

Favorite Music

Amazing Grace. Bubble Toes by Jack Johnson. old rock. Don't Know Why by Nora Jones. I don't like rap and techno...

Favorite Crafts

Altering Journals. Altering Books. Scrap booking. writing, short stories and poems. blogging. ATC, drawing, painting. Getting my hands dirty.

I love blues and greens, browns and light pink... rich earthy colors; but, I also like hot pink and orange together. I'm not much into cutsy stuff, but sometimes something like that will catch my fancy.

Favorite Television

I don't watch too much television, it's mainly on children's shows for my grandson. But I do take over the tv when LOST is on. I like documentries, travel channel shows, history channel shows.


I have some weird allergies! I am allergic to tea and nutmeg... My kids love tea so if you really want to send some send away. I am also allergic to cats and dogs, but a stray cat hair or two won't hurt me so don't worry over it at all. I'm also 'allergic' to lima beans, hominy, blind dates, ferocious tickling, rude drivers and monotonous conversations :)


  • God. I'm a Christian. My favorite book in the bible is John, I just love the way it's written.
  • I like all colors
  • Ephemera
  • Nature - especially thunder storms.
  • I like weird, bizare things
  • Retro stuff
  • Vintage stuff
  • Chocolate
  • Coffee
  • The profound, the hurmous, the irreverent
  • Postcards
  • Found objects
  • scrapbook paper
  • fibers
  • beads, buttons and charms
  • Altered things
  • ATC's
  • Kindness - all forms.
  • CAFFEINE I adore caffeine. I used to think I was allergic to it, now I'm making up for lost time.


  • Religious items from other than Christian or Jewish faiths. I won't send my stuff to you if you do not specifically mention you are Christian, please show me the same respect.
  • I'm not into Kawaii. I don't hate it or anything, I have just never wanted to collect it.
  • I don't really collect things with animals on them. I like animals in Altered objects; elephants, camels, giraffes... I guess it's really cute animal things that don't do much for me.
  • lima beans - hominey is gross too
  • I don't wear earrings or makeup, except for lip balm
  • bloody gore or pointless nudity. [I like artistic nudes, just not porn]


Comment: Thanks for trying this!
lilychouchou rated for Craptastic Scavenger Hunt on Apr 18, 2009
Comment: Package arrived this morning! Thank you for all of the great crap! Love those bags, just the right size for my trip to the post office today. :D xx
Response: I'm so glad you liked it! It was a fun swap :) Thanks for the super sweet comment!
suzyb rated for **Pimp a Postcard #2** on Apr 13, 2009
Comment: Great story.....loved the card.
Response: Thanks :)
Comment: Thank you so much for the swap. I loved the breast cancer pin and postcards. Two of them will be going into my breast cancer scrapbook. I loved the atc blanks and can always use them. Thanks alot.
Response: You are very welcome. I'm so glad you like it :) I hope you recover fully and quickly!
Juliajae rated for House shaped ATC on Apr 9, 2009
Comment: Very cute ATC! I love the tag for a chimney :) Thank you. Also, that vintage postcard is Awesome! Thx!
Response: I'm so glad you liked it! Thank you :)
dolly rated for House shaped ATC on Apr 9, 2009
Response: Thank you :)
SallySparrow rated for February Senders Choice on Apr 5, 2009
Comment: N - many thanks for BOTH of your ATCs and the explanations of how you made them. I wish more people would take the time, so thanks again for doing that. S
Response: Thank you for the kind comment. I like it when I receive explanations also, so I include them when I use techniques other than obvious :)
elizabethofcourse rated for Liar Liar...Postcard II on Apr 5, 2009
Response: Thank you for rating me :)
Pookledo rated for An Envie of Scraps on Apr 1, 2009
Comment: Lovely!
Response: Thank you :)
Deanna77 rated for February Senders Choice on Mar 31, 2009
Comment: Thank you very much for these wonderful ATC's, I really love them!
Response: I'm so glad they made it :)
knitbird rated for Liar Liar...Postcard II on Mar 30, 2009
Comment: Sorry, I could only scrape together 5K, hope its enough. Looking forward to meeting the new step-dad.
Response: hehehe, thanks!
nativegan rated for Liar Liar...Postcard II on Mar 29, 2009
Comment: I received your postcard today - I hope Fluffy makes it! :~)
Response: Fluffy's fine :) it was close though! Thank you.
DestinyDesign rated for Hand-Drawn ATCs on Mar 21, 2009
Comment: Very cute ATC. Reminds me of a mermaid. Very whimsical. Thanks also for the extras. :-)
badgerlore rated for Liar Liar...Postcards on Mar 17, 2009
Comment: You got a good chuckle out of me. Your secret was clever and I'm sure it rolled heads at the post office!
mypoohbear60 rated for Hand-Drawn ATCs on Mar 17, 2009
Comment: Cool Card. Thank you. Lovely idea for a magnet too.
jandcmom rated for Used Postage Stamp ATC on Mar 15, 2009
Comment: Thank you :0)
Response: Thank you :)
Response: Thank you! and thank you for the sweet email :)
Response: Thank you :)

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AngieTheArtist on Jun 21, 2012:

I miss you.

magicjessnrach on Jan 6, 2011:

Nice to see you around again :)

AngieTheArtist on Jun 4, 2010:

My dear, dear, sweet sister. I am so sorry for what you have suffered. I love you. Many prayers will be lifted for you and yours.

AngieTheArtist on May 17, 2010:

Nancy, Oh darling. I am so so sorry for your loss. I have thought about you so many, many times. I love and miss you.

4getmenot71 on Feb 12, 2010:


baybelletrist on Jan 15, 2010:

I'm so sorry for the losses your family has suffered. You're in my thoughts.

TerryF on Jan 15, 2010:

Sending prayers...

biasbabe on Jan 14, 2010:

Saying many prayers

laura83 on Jan 14, 2010:

sorry to hear of your loss {{{HUGS}}}

halfwaythere on Jan 13, 2010:

Thank you everyone. It's been really hard, and seeing all your well wishes has brought a smile to my face. I love you guys!

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