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craftykathy1

craftykathy1
Date Joined: May 4, 2008
Last Online: August 13, 2022
Birthday: July 12
Country: United States

About Me

I'm married, no children, unfortunately. I'm the youngest of 6 children. I have many nieces, nephews and even great nieces and nephews.

I have been a professional nanny for many years. I've taken care of children in some capacity for most of my life. It's a blessing to help children grow and learn.

I like to do volunteer work. I currently help in our local chapter of Birthright. It's a free, confidential service for pregnant girls and women. I have also helped out at a women and children's crisis center.

My Bible, going to Mass, Adoration, and my walk with Jesus are very important to me. I've recently come across Bible journaling. I'd like to get one of these Bibles and try it out!

Favorite Crafts

I enjoy working with different media. I like to find ways to recycle interesting items I find/receive. I enjoy ATC-cards and coins. I have begun some art journaling (may eventually do a smash book). I've done some glue book type projects on index cards and smaller journal pages.I really enjoy collaging. I've done altered books (LorriMarie Jenkins style), and I enjoy this very much. I've also made art journals for some of my "kids" and a junk journal for a family member. I'm enjoying finding creative ways to use materials in these junk journals that would just end up in a landfill. I've done scrapbooking, Zentangle, cross stitch. I am always looking for new ways to express my creativity. I'm interested in learning the art of stamping and quilling. I do some drawing (mostly trying the human figure, face, etc., but want to get into landscapes), want to try crochet too (have instructions but haven't tried it yet)

Favorite Books

LOVE to read! The only thing I don't really read are westerns and not much heady romantic novels (like Harlequin romance) or graphic novels. Haven't gotten into any biographies either, but if anyone had any suggestions, I might.

Favorite Movies

Adventure, Psychological thrillers, suspense, comedies, dramas, romance, etc. Love to see a good movie! some examples: Harry Potter series, Twilight Saga, Lord of the Rings, The Mirror has Two Faces, Pirates of the Carribeanโ€ฆ, Hallmark films, love the series and movies of Signed, Sealed and Delivered.

Favorite Television

Shows I used to watch: Supernatural, Smallville, Ghost Whisperer, Law & Order: SVU, Without a Trace, Lost, Heroes, Friends, X-Files, Angel, Stargate SG-1, Stargate Atlantis, Fringe, Bones, Firefly, Castle ('course I just love that Nathan Fillion!), Once Upon a Time, Elementary, God Friended Me, This is Us. Shows I currently watch: The Rookie, and Blue Bloods, Bob hearts Abishola. When we get free Paramount plus, we like to stream Star Trek series.

Favorite Music

My radio station is Contemporary Christian Rock- Third Day, Chris Tomlin, Jeremy Camp, Crowder, Lauren Daigle, etc.. I like uplifting/Christian/inspirational music. I like Jazz as well, but don't listen to it often. Big Band music for when my husband and I can go Swing dancing. I still do listen to 80's music every now and then, Bon Jovi is my favorite.

Passionate about

Dolphins-sea and ocean life, crafting, Ireland/Irish heritage; love, pens, pencils, markers, interesting papers; the color purple (any shade); butterflies; love to Swing dance, and Ballroom dance...and dance in general.

Likes

photography, lilies (Stargazers, mostly), anything Celtic/Irish, hearts, dogs (smaller breeds mostly, but love Huskies); going to garage sales/thrift stores and finding treasures to create with; also like the colors red, dark or "hot" pink, blue, green; bookmarks (but I have enough right now, PLEASE don't send any more at this time), interesting postage stamps, clear stamps

Dislikes

any violent/sexually graphic items; the color orange (except as pertaining to fall); anything depicting prejudices (unless it's to prove a point artistically); not really a house cat person, but like wild cats like tigers, panthers, cheeta, etc.; no perfumes or coffee; nothing WICCA, Tarot, or cult related; Hello Kitty; anime

Items I'm looking for

any embellishments, journaling cards (or anything for junk journaling), ideas/instructions on stamping & quilling or different techniques on making background papers, lace, eyelet brads, brads, buttons, vintage anything, miniature anything (envies, game pieces, etc.), punched shapes-flowers, hearts, circles, scalloped circles, butterflies, etc.; washi tape; old art magazines, esp. from Stampington (like their art journaling magazine or somerset studio); paper napkins with designs; interesting images for focal points-such as vintage type pictures of people, butterflies, birds, dragonflies, gears and other machinery and mechanical devises, fashion magazine faces, pictures of jewelry and various cosmetics or perfume bottles; Tim Holtz style anything, but especially his paper dolls; inspiring quotes, esp. from Scripture; stamped images

Ratings

magicinker rated for USATC: ATC w/Texture on Aug 5, 2022
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Comment: Hi Kathy, Got your Texture ATC. How creative !! Thanks very much..I loved it so much...Patt / magicinker
Response: Glad you were so happy with it. You're very welcome. Thanks for the heart.
stamparose rated for USAPC: Index Card Collage Art #17 on Jul 31, 2022
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Response: Thanks for the heart!
yvonne401 rated for A Very Personal Encounter with God on Jul 24, 2022
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Comment: I very much enjoyed reading your personal encounters with God. I'm so sorry about your Dad. God Bless!
Response: Thank you.
coleenfranks rated for Altered Music Sheet on Jun 21, 2022
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Comment: Very nice, Kathy. Lo e what you did. Thanks for reading my profile, It shows and I'm blessed. You have encouraged me to do some of my own lettering on my pieces.
Response: You're very welcome. Glad you found inspiration. That's what I enjoy about swap-bot.
PaperPassion rated for Zetti Journal Page on Jun 3, 2022
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Comment: Great Zetti journal page.Thanks so much.
Response: You are very welcome! I'm pleased that you enjoy it. ๐Ÿ˜Š
starmccoy rated for USAPC: 3 Elements ATC #66 on Jun 2, 2022
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Comment: Thank you Kathy for the nice ATC. I love the glitter and the bird is very nice, where did you find it? I'm really sorry about the mix-up
Response: So glad you like it! My Mom gives me these Bird & Bloom magazines. The bird is from there. No problem with the mix-up. Thanks for the heart.
Lisapotterylady rated for A.I a TEA BAG to try on Mar 16, 2022
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Comment: I love what you did to the teabags! The stamped butterfly is beautiful and so is the bird and flower. Nice letter too! I also like to use the circular ones. I get them at Trader Joe's. They are called Irish Breakfast Tea.
Response: I'm so glad you like them (and that they got to you quickly)! I used to drink different flavors of black tea (Irish Breakfast being one of them). Now I have all these food sensitivities, so I can only have green tea basically. Take care. Thanks for the heart.
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Comment: Thanks for participating!
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Comment: Hi Kathy, thank you for the postcard. I really like it! Did you draw the cross and create the zentangle design? I will pray for your intentions at Holy Mass tomorrow.
Response: I'm glad you like it. Yes, I did draw the cross and the Zentangle designs. I really appreciate your prayers. Thanks for the heart too.
chimerix rated for USATC National Puzzle Day ATC on Feb 5, 2022
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Comment: What a wonderful ATC! I absolutely love how you did it all with altered puzzle pieces that fit together. Thank you for your wonderful crafting. Aloha!
Response: You are very welcome. I'm so pleased you like it! Thanks for the heart.
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Comment: I love the purple butterfly ATC!
Response: So glad you like it. Thanks for the heart!
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Comment: Thank you for the colorful clusters! #spoonies ๐Ÿ’Œ
Response: You are very welcome! Thanks for the heart.
Bananers rated for MMPC: 3 Layer ATC - January on Jan 15, 2022
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Comment: Thank you for the cute atc.
Response: You are very welcome. Thank you for the heart.
stamparose rated for USAPC: Winter Glue Book Page on Jan 8, 2022
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Comment: Thank you for the great letter. I have a hard time writing letters barely get hi or have a nice day Staying safe , take care
Response: Glad to hear you are doing well. Thanks for the heart.
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Comment: Thank you for the ATC. I'm so sorry for the long rating delay. Your envelope got mixed in with some other mail that I didn't need to deal with right away, and I finally got around to dealing with it... It's a beautiful ATC!
ellie rated for USAPC: Index Card Collage Art #10 on Dec 6, 2021
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Comment: I love how you made your index card collage thank you so much for all the time and effort you put into it
Gobarb rated for MMPC: 3 Layer ATC - October on Dec 3, 2021
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Comment: I got your ATC today. I like the way you wove the background. I would never have thought of that! Unfortunately, the charm broke in the mail. I saw the spring ring on the bottom of the ATC and wondered what it was for. Then I looked in the trash where I threw the envelope and found the charm in there. The round bail on the top of the flower broke in half. I think I will cut the rest off and glue it on the ATC.
Response: I'm glad you received it. I know things are still getting lost in the mail. (I've been waiting 3 weeks for a swap to come to me from a partner!) I'm sad to hear the charm broke. I've used/sent them before without any issues. :( Glad you liked it. Merry Christmas.
YooperHill rated for USATC: Free Theme ATC Coin on Nov 17, 2021
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Comment: Thank you!
Jinnypiff rated for ATC's in homage to Teesha Moore on Oct 21, 2021
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Comment: Gorgeous! I put them in the atc card mat I'm going to frame.
Response: I'm so pleased you like them. I feel honored to be "framed". :)
stamparose rated for USAPC: Altered Playing Card #8 on Oct 21, 2021
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Comment: Very nice and thank you for the lovely letter. Feel free to message me anytime if you like.
Response: I'm glad you like it. You're very welcome. Thank you, I may message you sometime. Blessings.

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Comments

MCGalaxy on Mar 18, 2022:

I hope you have a blessed and happy weekend

And smile because no matter what happens Jesus still loves you

grammypammy on Feb 14, 2022:

Hugs, Pam

grammypammy on Jul 25, 2021:

From: G.I.F.T. Swaps

You were made new when you were baptized on this day in 1971. Blessings to you!

Hugs, Pam

grammypammy on Jul 12, 2021:

From G.I.F.T. Swaps

May God richly bless you today!

Hugs, Pam

Zypdoda on Feb 28, 2021:

Thank you, Kathy, for your kind words on my profile. โค๏ธ

Zefaniya on Feb 28, 2021:

I hope you have a fantastic week!

CherryBlossomLady on Jan 1, 2021:

Happy new year!! From Cherry Blossom Lady!

Amelia on Nov 26, 2020:

Happy Thanksgiving! I'm here to decorate your profile with cuteness!

ChrisAnne on Sep 25, 2020:

Welcome to The Christian Homestead. We are happy to have you aboard.

Amelia on Aug 17, 2020:

Hello, fellow Catholic :)

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