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Date Joined: November 3, 2009
Last Online: January 23, 2015
Birthday: July 1, 1981
Country: United States
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About Me

I am a 31 year old single woman living in Southern Indiana. I love getting mail! I was on swap-bot a few years ago and loved it...I had to take a break and am going to do a few simple swaps...

Feel free to check out my blog @ aprilbest1981.blogspot.com I think it gives a good sense of who I am. I don't write on there much anymore but you never know when I will...

I currently work for a Non-Profit, my job is grant based through DCS and I do in-home work with family's whose children are at IMMENIENT risk of being removed from their care...

I teach life skills such as budgeting, parenting, relapse prevention, as well as help families find hard resources for food, housing assistance...

I enjoy what I do, the families are not always happy you are in their lives but 99% of the time by the end of services they are glad you were there to help...

On November 4th 2012, I will celebrate two years in remission from Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma (diffuse large B-cell)...woo HOO! the cancer color for Non-Hodgkin's is Lime Green so it is partial to my heart.

Favorite Books

my favorite books are

  • The Kite Runner...

  • A Thousand Splendid Suns... rocked my world!

  • The Dogs of Babel...amazing, amazing, amazing

  • Don't Waste the Pain...

  • Hunger Game Series...

  • Harry Potter Series...

I'm sure there are more I just can't think of them right now...

I drive ALOT for my job and have been listening the Harry Potter series on CD over and over again, Jim Dale, the narrator does an amazing job...I have recently invested in getting the HP series on CD for myself so I don't have to keep going to the library...

Favorite Movies

  • Good Will Hunting- HANDS DOWN...Matt Damon is my one and only celebrity crush...
  • Newsies...
  • With Honors...
  • Shawshank Redemption...
  • Pretty Woman...
  • My Best Friends Wedding...
  • Empire Records...
  • I enjoy myself some Madea! my friend and I have a lot of fun watching her movies...

Favorite Television

  • The West Wing #1 favorite...
  • My new favorite is Parenthood (I think it is the most smart and engaging new show in a LONG time)
  • So You Think You Can Dance...
  • The audition phase of American Idol...
  • Criminal Minds...
  • Project Runway...
  • Hoarders
  • I really enjoyed The early seasons of the Real World before it became all about SEX...
  • Shipping Wars...
  • Perception...
  • Call the Midwife
  • The Middle
  • Raising Hope


I like:

  • deocrated Rolo cards...any of the sizes...

  • Birds...they hold a place in my heart and symbolize God's provision in our lives

“If you decide for God, living a life of God-worship, it follows that you don’t fuss about what’s on the table at mealtimes or whether the clothes in your closet are in fashion. There is far more to your life than the food you put in your stomach, more to your outer appearance than the clothes you hang on your body. Look at the birds, free and unfettered, not tied down to a job description, careless in the care of God. And you count far more to him than birds." Matthew 6:25-26 - from The Message Version of the Bible

  • Rich colors...

  • Penguins are super cute...

  • Scripture...

  • Fashion...

  • Unique and Quirky things...

  • tiny things (not brads or buttons) to put in 32 count matchboxes

  • Sending fun things in the mail to friends...

  • making lists...

  • Details...especially when the details are paid attention to in creations, it shows effort

  • Girly things...

  • handmade postcards

  • and Matt Damon


I dislike:

  • Tea...I know everyone seems to love tea but I just can't aquire the taste for it (I am happy to pass it on to friends who like it :) )

  • Vulgarity....

can't think of anything else I dislike at the moment but I'll update when I think of something


Well, I'm gonna try making a wish list...some of the swaps I want to be in think its a good idea. So...

  • I am being pulled toward steampunk lately...

  • embossing powders in different colors (I have black, gold, and purple)

  • washi tape!!!! LOVE it!

  • rolos made by you in any theme (I am new to them and think they are the greatest thing since I found out about ATCs :)

  • handmade postcards

  • anything with birds on it especially retro, or cute ones...

  • unique reusable grocery bags

  • matchboxes (i've gotten some really nice ones) I keep them on scrabble tile holders like shelves on my wall and they look amazing...

  • YOUR photography

  • YOUR handmade treasures

  • getting mail art

  • retro things that can be useful in the craft room for organization or something...like recently I got an awesome pepper shaker that will be awesome for storing little bits...

  • really anything, I am always interested in what other people are able to find where they live, especially other countries.

  • my biggest most outrageous wish is for a spinning rolodex holder (vintage and cool looking) THis wish was granted by indluging myself on Etsy and I got this

and I LURV it!!!


Comment: sorry for the late rating, but it arrived in oct and I´d a lot on my mind ...
Comment: Thank you! I love the items you sent. They will be very useful and the movie sounds interesting.
anrtist rated for WFMA Itchin' Envie on Aug 27, 2013
Comment: Hey, I got your lovely Itchin envie today! I can't believe you never have zentangled before! I just luv it, don't you? It is so much fun and the wonderful stickers you zen'd around are so neat!!! I REALLY LUV the Embellies you sent me too! This swap truly made me happy! Blessings, cc
Amigirl rated for TPD Journal Page #5: Birds on Jul 29, 2013
Comment: Very nice bird page!
Comment: Thank you for installment #5. I like the polka dot backgrounds, your sign holders and especially "I'm gonna survive even if it kills me" on the front page. Also thanks for the nice friendship stickers and the layered stickers---very pretty. The dogs say "thanks for the walk" because it was raining and we would not have walked to get the mail if I had not been expecting your swap. :-)
LizzyJo rated for Altered Rolo - March Theme on Apr 11, 2013
Comment: I love my pretty Spring rolo. (I think I may have to borrow your decoupaged doily idea.) Thanks for the bird and flower cutouts. I love the little pocket they are in. (I will send you a PM explaining the crazy convoluted reason why the PO decided it should take 3 weeks to get here.) Oh, and thanks for the "ugly" envie too.
Cristin91 rated for WFMA Angel decorated envie on Apr 1, 2013
Comment: Hi, April! Thank you for the lovely envie! (I've been wondering if modpodge could work on envies, and now I know.) It looks really nice. Thank you also for the note and the fun vintage postage stamps! :)
Comment: How considerate to add the stand. Love the way you made her two-sided - brilliant!
Comment: thanks so much :)
Comment: Thanx for the lovely envie! Luv the 3D WaVeS ! ;-) Blessings, cc
Comment: ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ WOW, WOW Miss A!!! Your pages have landed down under & I am still "drooling" over them (I started drooling about 4 hours ago) ... LOL. Your pages are **Gorgeous**, **Amazing** & now **Treasured** pieces of art that I am thrilled to show off to ALL. I would dearly love to give you more hearts. Thank You so so much for being my swap buddy & for playing in the swap with me. Have an Amazing day Sweetie. Love & Hugs, FreddFudd {=D
Comment: Oh April, I am totally blown away by these pages. What words can I use to describe something beyond awesome? The tiny postcards with blingy postage are so cool. Your words touch my heart, and your combination of embellishments are so pretty to look at. And the bag of tiny things is just so much fun. ( I put the owl pin on right away.) You deserve a solid gold 5 and many, many gold hearts. :-) Thank you so much.
Response: I am so glad you liked it! I just kept adding more and more and in the end it felt 'right'...thank you for the kind words, having my pages called "beyond awesome" feels good :)
Comment: Thank you for the really lovely valentine, stickers and ENVIE! it was my 1st to receive, & I am going to find a pretty basket just the right size to display them all in...i am hooked on these decorated envie swaps now! So Fun!!! ;-)
Response: I am so glad you liked it! I like the idea of having a basket to put them in, I have been trying to figure out how to kind of display them...I might steal your idea :)
Comment: Thanks for the pretty hearts... ;)) and heart around my country.. so cute!
Love2ScrapNCraft rated for Wrap Me A Surprise on Jan 28, 2013
Comment: I received my package today. THANK YOU for reading my profile and picking out stuff from my Wish List. I LOVE every single item. It was fun opening each wrapped item. I'm not sure whatever happened to the first package, but I appreciate that you resent this swap.
fairyduster53 rated for Song Lyrics MB 32 ct on Jan 19, 2013
Comment: Thank you for the lovely matchbox!!
Comment: What fun, you make a wonderful Queen and the things to do are great ideas. Nice job.
Comment: Thank you April for the Queen of Hearts ATCs + the gorgeous kawaii lettersets! Wishing you an amazing new year for 2013! (。◕‿‿◕。) // ETA: So sorry about the Jell-O mix up! The necklace and bracelet are stunning - my favorite colours! Did you make them? Thank you so much again for everything.
Response: so glad you liked them! I did not make them but you said you liked bracelets in your profile so I thought I would send the matching necklace :) merry AFTER Christmas!
rtwong rated for Christmas Card Exchange on Jan 6, 2013
Comment: Thanks for the card and the reminder that its because of Christ that we celebrate Christmas.
mamieberry rated for One Sentence for November on Jan 6, 2013
Comment: I really appreciate it! Thank you very ymuch! :)

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choke on Dec 28, 2016:

Just used my awesome rolodex punch and thought of you! I miss seeing you around and hope you're doing well!

anrtist on Dec 16, 2014:

Miss ya & You need a little CHRISTMAS Bling!

;-) & Blessings, cc

anrtist on Dec 30, 2013:

I LUV your yellow rolo holder! Hope you get it filled this year! ;-) Blessings, cc

LizzyJo on Apr 12, 2013:

I am in awe of the adhesive you use to attach embellishments to your envies. (What do you use?) I love the stuff you sent, especially the girl shaped note card (I just love paperdolls). Thanks for the happy mail day. <3

LizzyJo on Mar 18, 2013:

Thank you sooooooooo much for the cracker box stuffed full of the cutest baby clothes for my grandson, as well as the great note cards, journal and great smelling hand sanitizer for me. You are such a sweetie. {Many HUGS}

Cristin91 on Mar 1, 2013:

Happy March! Hope you're having a lovely day, and that you have a great month. :)

lasciviouskisses on Feb 26, 2013:

Thank you for the tag, I have just received it in my mail today with postage label 30 Nov 2012. It has sure taken its own sweet time!

LizzyJo on Feb 14, 2013:


Happy Valentine's Day to a dear friend.

spotteddogs on Feb 14, 2013:

RyeRye on Feb 13, 2013:

Happy Valentines Day~

From all of us in The Friendship Circle!

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