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karlaross

karlaross
Date Joined: June 1, 2011
Last Online: August 13, 2019
Birthday: September 14
Country: United States
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About Me

I'm a 45 year old art fan, crafter, volunteer, writer, feminist & mother of two teens (1 in college, 1 in high school) PLUS two feline fur babies. I've been happily married for 22 years. People describe me as warm, friendly, outgoing and upbeat.

I have a strong desire to donate, support, promote and serve my favorite charities, & causes. (Kiva, Animal welfare, women's rights and Nature preservation)

Right now I'm really enjoying the creation of ATC's and Inchies.

What else? Hmmm...I'm a Netflix binge watcher. I enjoy hanging out at home in my art studio or with my family. You are also likely to catch me with friends at art openings, community events, and craft shows.

My obsessions are with Day of the Dead items, the ocean, International Folk art, abstract art, stars, tattoos, nature, leaves, gems and crystals, animals, science, the mythological Medusa, searching for unusual/odd rubber stamps, octopi, pressed/elongated pennies, interesting glass beads, silver jewelry (ring size 9, 10 bracelet 8")

I am a hobbyist/artist too...having done (and organized) countless craft shows and sold glass mosaics, alcohol ink abstract pieces, other mixed media, jewelry and collage. I am known for my use of bright, happy colors.

I have lived in Florida, Alabama, Texas, New Mexico, and Ohio. I am an English speaker but know some Spanish too.

Italian and Cuban foods are my favorite. I also like Greek, Mexican & Seafood.

Fave show: Peaky Blinders (also Orange is the New Black, The 100, Game of Thrones, Bloodline)

Fave colors: blues and greens, also red---bold and happy. Black is good too, tie-dye is fun. Not really into pastel shades.

Fave animals: orca, octopus, cats, gorillas, foxes, polar bears, bees

Fave place in the world: Italy

Fave scents: daffodil, wisteria, hyacinth (light delicate florals)...anything too strong gives me migraines.

Fave books: Of Mice and Men, Catcher in the Rye, The Geography of Bliss, The World without us, Bel Canto, The Color Purple, The Poisonwood Bible.

Fave music: so many! Prince, No doubt, Joss Stone, Mariah Carey, Maroon 5, Norah Jones, Pink, Fun, Amy Winehouse, Taylor Swift, Billy Joel, Elton John, John Mayer, Hall & Oates, Beastie Boys, Eminem, Dave Matthews, Lady Gaga, Madonna, Christina Aguilera, Cherry Poppin Daddies, Marilyn Manson, Greenday, ska, punk, jazz, rock, rap, blues, pop, swing---my tastes are all over the place! (Not really any country or opera though)

Sports teams: I'm a proud supporter of The Ohio State University Buckeyes (NCAA), and The Columbus Blue Jackets hockey (NHL)

Things I love receiving: washi tape, ephemera, stickers, candy (non chocolate), beauty items, magnets, findings, notecards, embellishments, buttons, fabric bits, gel pens, glass beads, rubber stamps, pressed souvenir pennies and art/craft books or supplies.

What I'm not crazy about: anything "religious," tags, anime, video games, recipes, incense, plastic beads.

Overall my esthetic is off-beat and funky.

Ratings

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Comment: Oh my goodness! Thanking for resendng due to MY error! You are so sweet! I LOVED the note cards and of course the extras! Thankyou so much that was incredibly sweet!
3goldkeys rated for Huge ATC Swap #30 -- USA Only on Apr 23, 2016
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Comment: Thank you, Kara, for the wonderful selection of ATCs. I especially love the fiery "passion" and your "Discover" with the puzzle pieces. Thank you for the two extras. You made my day.
ReadMoreBooks33 rated for Pick 2 *USA* on Apr 16, 2016
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Comment: Thank you :-)
BeadDiva rated for Pirate Inchies on Apr 13, 2016
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Comment: Thank you for the cute inchies.
mchesser12 rated for ATCs with Color # 5 Blue on Apr 12, 2016
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Comment: Thanks for the ATC. Ripped paper is a favorite technique of mine. A special thanks for the extras!
tinareeves9 rated for Quick 5 ATC Swap #4 on Apr 1, 2016
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Comment: Thank you for the fun ATCs and the extra goodies!
ShadeTree rated for Blind Fun - Spring Edition on Mar 30, 2016
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Comment: What a generous package! Thank you so much, I loved it! My boys loved the stickers and there seemed to be endless other treasures! Thank you!
judgedbyabookscover rated for Quick 5 ATC Swap #4 on Mar 30, 2016
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Comment: Lovely cards, thanks so much!
DCasey rated for USA ATC Mega Swap on Mar 28, 2016
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theevidenceisme rated for USA ATC Mega Swap on Mar 24, 2016
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Comment: Very pretty ATC! Happy to add it to my collection!
user4532 rated for USA ATC Mega Swap on Mar 24, 2016
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Comment: I love it! It's my favourite theme! 🌞⭐️🌕 Thanks for joining too😊
arimails rated for USA ATC Mega Swap on Mar 20, 2016
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Comment: such a cute atc!
ladybugluvsstuff rated for USA ATC Mega Swap on Mar 19, 2016
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Comment: Very nice!
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Comment: Loved it thank you so much for my happy mail :)
Fry rated for USA ATC Mega Swap on Mar 15, 2016
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Comment: Are you sure that you didnt make this ATC especially for me? Hahaha. I love the sun, moon and stars. Amazing! Happy swapping!
ladybugluvsstuff rated for Quick 5 ATC Swap on Mar 14, 2016
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Comment: Thanks!
urocyonfox rated for Quick 5 ATC Swap on Mar 14, 2016
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Comment: thank you for the atcs
Watsonc7 rated for USA ATC Mega Swap on Mar 13, 2016
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Comment: Thank you for the cute ATC!
RNRISLOVE rated for USA ATC Mega Swap on Mar 12, 2016
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Comment: Thank for the beautiful Sun,Moon and Stars ATC. So pretty and cute.
wolfeagle rated for USA ATC Mega Swap on Mar 12, 2016
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Comment: Thank you.

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Comments

RyeRye on Jun 15, 2016:

HI Karla`

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