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Date Joined: July 6, 2010
Last Online: January 11, 2021

Country: United States
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NOTICE: I will be taking a break for awhile due to health problems. Hopefully I will be back after the holidays. Thanks.

Hi, my name is Melissa and I live just southeast of Seattle in a burb called Renton. I have a pair of Hemingway cats, Larry and Curly, polydactyl. Larry the lovebug sweetie has 7 toes per front foot and Curly the feral-like one has 8 toes per front foot. It can be lethal just playing with them. They are a constant source of entertainment and fun. I am currently an under-employed graphic designer and a part-time Chief Test administrator for college students that want to going to the teaching programs at universities in the State of Washington and then the endorsement test when they exit and try to get hired in here also. In the past I have managed restuarants, bars and have been a waitress and bartender many times over. I am very much into computers and the internet. I also enjoy beadwork, wirework and jewelry design.

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Favorite Crafts

I totally enjoy Beadwork, Wirework, Jewelry Design, Paper Craft but have dabbled in many others such as watercolor, oil painting, silk-screen, many forms of printing, sewing. I just like working with my hands.

I am have been dabbling in Zentangle/Line Weaving for awhile now. My BFF has introduced me to the wonderful world of Tim Holtz so that will be an interesting adventure to explore.

Favorite Music

I have an eclectic love of music. Anything from classic rock, blues, bluegrass, much of the current music even a little rap. Some of my all time favorites have been Pink Floyd, ZZ Tops, Allman Brothers, Charlie Daniels, Grateful Dead and the list just goes on and on.

Fav Color

My absolute favorite color is PURPLE. But I enjoy creating with many jewel-like colors. Some of my best and most exciting pieces is when someone gives me an unfamiliar palette to work with on a project. Oh, forget it I LIKE All COLORS some just better than others!

Favorite Saying

I love my puter, all my friends live in it!

Easy Charities

Instead of sending me extras give to those in need. Thanks!

Check the top of my page for links.

Give Rice to the Hungry and have fun doing it!

One-Click-A-Day Charities (Nothing out of your pocket except a few clicks everyday)

The Hunger Site - It also has fair trade shops to checkout and help that way also.

By a click of the button across the top of the page you can give without shelling out money to 8 different causes: Hunger, Breast Cancer, Animals, Veterans, Autism, Child Health, Literacy, Rainforest. Easier then pie.

GreaterGood Network has given more than $26 million to non-profit charities around the world since 1999.

Favorite Stuff

Cool stamps, Catz big and small, any type of flower, more later...

Some of my work…

Some of my work…


PeggyO rated for TPD: Wax Paper Resist Background on Apr 17, 2013
Comment: Melissa--the cards are beautiful---so well planned and color coordinated so nicely. I love the flowers--look like pansies. Are they from a die-cut? If so, could you let me know which one? Or from Cricut--from which cartridge? Also, are the leaves a die cut? I have a friend who makes only cards; I showed her the waxed paper resist technique and she was wondering how to use it on cards, so I will definitely show her how you did it! Enjoy the week-end when it gets here!
bstitched rated for S: Texture ATC - Felt on Apr 13, 2013
Comment: What an adorable "flasher" owl, I absolutely love it! You do such great work, I'm always happy to receive one of your swaps. Thank you. ♥
dobie256 rated for S: Texture ATC - Felt on Apr 10, 2013
Comment: Thanks for the adorable purple owl. He does look a bit naughty! :) He really is full of great texture and lovely stitch work. I will treasure him! <3<3<3 ***And thanks for using a puffin stamp!
ktk8 rated for Wax Paper Resist on Apr 9, 2013
Comment: Oh wow you touched my heart today with the pansy/wax paper resist card..... a good friend's mom passed away this morning and so I was thinking of my own mamma's passing and her FAVORITE flower was the pansy....said their little cat faces always make her smile.....so I see this not as just a gift from you but her too..... thank you so much and Happy Swapping.... I love the technique and the P A N S Y !!!!!
Response: I am so thrilled that this ATC meant so much to you. Pansies are one of my mother's favorite flowers also so it means a lot to me also. Give your friend a lot of hugs during this difficult time. I will keep you both in my thoughts also.
CarlaDMG rated for Wax Paper Resist on Apr 2, 2013
Comment: ☺ Super ATC -- great color coordination between the background and the pansy. Thanks for wrapping it up in such a terrific envie, too.
dobie256 rated for Owl Twinchies on Mar 26, 2013
Comment: Hey they finally arrived! I love the rainbow owls -- so different and cheerful. And the braided cording is gorgeous. I will have to think of a special project for that. Thanks so much for such cool stuff! <3<3<#
dobie256 rated for TPD: Inchie on a Twinchie on Mar 23, 2013
Comment: Love love love this set! Cody and his little mouse friend is too funny. The kaleidoscope sunshine is gorgeous. And the lilac fairy watercolor is perfection (thanks for including the stamp -- I hope I can paint her as well as you did!) Awesome swap! <3<3<3
Comment: Thanks you for the gorgeous artworks! They were definitely worth the wait. Love the "odd" color palette for this set. The peacock feather is really different. And I, of course, love the riot of flowers and the sweet winter birdie. Thanks also for all of the gorgeous global postage stamps! <3<3<3
Comment: beautiful twinchies
Candyn29 rated for Owl Twinchies on Mar 15, 2013
Comment: cute
zasa rated for LIGHT in the DARKNESS on Mar 6, 2013
Comment: that looks lovely! thanks a lot!
TerryF rated for S: Super Easy Ribbon Bookmark on Feb 26, 2013
Comment: Great idea to double the ribbon like that. I immediately put it on my bedside book - love the colours and gold thread in the ribbon! Thx! Hugs, T (";)
TerryF rated for S: Create Two Flowers on Feb 26, 2013
Comment: Beautiful flowers so nicely done - thx! Hugs, T *";)
123Poggy123 rated for Stained Glass on Feb 25, 2013
Comment: You did a beautiful job on this technique. Love the ATC & extra background papers too. Thank you.
ktk8 rated for Stained Glass on Feb 23, 2013
Comment: I really like the butterfly..... and the additional paper backs..... Thank you so much!!!!
user6937 rated for TPD Stamped Masterboard Piece on Feb 18, 2013
Comment: You have some nice stamps! I like that you also used different coloured backgrounds, along with the white background - thanks.
gooddog56 rated for TPD Stamped Masterboard Piece on Feb 14, 2013
Comment: Thank you! I will enjoy using these in my projects--a nice assortment of colors & images...
stitchinwitch rated for Faux Silk on Feb 13, 2013
Comment: So elegant and a gorgeous colour, thank you x
123Poggy123 rated for Faux Silk on Feb 7, 2013
Comment: I love the colors you used on this ATC. Very pretty.
Lynne72 rated for S: Texture ATC - Embossed Paper on Feb 5, 2013
Comment: Love it!! Thank you
Response: I am so glad you liked it. Thanks for the 5 rating.

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LauraAust on Feb 6, 2014:

choke on Aug 18, 2013:

I updated the rules in The Bargain Boutique and asked that everyone read and sign them. Unfortunately I don't see your name so I had to remove you. If you'd like to rejoin please let me know. Thanks!

dobie256 on Mar 23, 2013:

Thanks again for that luscious flower fairy stamp. I can hardly wait to play with her! <3

TerryF on Feb 18, 2013:

Sorry you got me as a partner twice! lol (";)

PenguinParade on Feb 18, 2013:

Just wanted to pop over and say that I am super excited to make your Ribbon Bookmark!!!!!

BeverlyBling on Feb 9, 2013:

Thank you for the beautiful cards that arrived today. I love them. I hope you recover very quickly

dobie256 on Feb 7, 2013:

Glad you liked your RAK. I am blessed to have you as a friend. Glad I could brighten your day a bit! <3<3<3

LahDeeDah on Dec 17, 2012:

TerryF on Dec 17, 2012:

Merry Christmas!

LahDeeDah on Nov 22, 2012:

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