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Name: KarenLouiseM
Personal Text: Put me in coach, I'm ready to play
It's not that I don't want to swap, it's that I often don't have time.  But feel free to ask (especially if it's one that's not too time consuming).
Posts: 1454 (0.289 per day)
Position: Craftster God/Goddess
Date Registered: October 21, 2006 07:48:24 AM
Last Active: December 18, 2019 06:26:33 AM
Current Status: Offline Offline

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Gender: Female
Location: Tucson, AZ USA
Local Time: August 08, 2020 07:46:07 AM

Brief Bio, News in Your Life, etc:
I live in the desert with my terrific husband.  I am a happily retired engineer.  I have two grown kids and two fabulous grandsons. I am head over heels for our rescue Boston Terrier Shayna, and miss our guy Max, who is my profile pic.

I have a pink kitchen and a weird sense of humor.  I like retro stuff, 50s pink, rocket ships, sublime stitching patterns, Day of the Dead, tiki stuff, retro cowboy, vintage ephemera, vintage holiday decorations, altered art and paper, resin stuff and repurposed/recycled stuff.  No girly girl stuff - except for my pink 50s style kitchen.

My Favorite Crafts To Do: Mixed media assemblage pieces, LP sleeve purses, altered arts, papercrafts, jewelry, simple sewing & cross stitch, embroidery - and I love adding an alternative flair (had to delete crochet - darn carpal tunnel).
Crafts I Want To Learn: Whatever cool thing I see on Craftster on any given day!

My Favorite Projects Made by Me:
12 projects can be listed here
My Favorite Projects Made by Other People:
12 projects can be listed here

Current and/or All Time Favorite Bands: Great Big Sea, Chris Isaac, John Prine, John Hiatt, Jimmy Buffett, old Hawaiian music, Robert Earl Keene, Lyle Lovitt, old Elvis & Beatles, Artie Hill & the Long Gone Daddies, Dust Rhinos, rockabilly
Current and/or All Time Favorite Books: I love a good mystery. Tough female detectives with a sense of humor (Kinsey Millhone, Eve Dallas, V.I. Warshawski) - I think it all started with Nancy Drew!
Current and/or All Time Favorite Movies: Foyle's War, British mysteries, Princess Bride, Young Frankenstein, It's a Wonderful Life, SeaBiscuit, most Mike Meyers silly stuff (a la "So I Married an Axe Murderer", on any given day I usually will choose a comedy - but apparently the ones that "stick" are the ones with a touch of schmaltz - which is weird, cuz I'm not generally the "mushy" type.
Current and/or All Time Favorite TV Shows: House, Daily Show, good stand-up, Intelligent Game Shows, Ace of Cakes, British comedy panel shows like QI, West Wing, Doc Martin, Grace & Frankie, Longmire.
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Personal Swap Availability:
Interested in Doing Personal Swaps: not interested at this time

What I Could Make For You:
Altered art, Mixed media assemblages, vintage style holiday home decor, purses made out of old game boxes or record sleeves, jewelry, shrines, ATCs

What I'd Like to Receive:
I really like anything that matches my style. When you craft for others it seems like you forget to craft for yourself. I enjoy things I can't do well (knit, crochet, resin jewelry), as well as stuff I do make. I really love it all - purses, vintage/retro holiday home decor, altered paper, vintage holiday decor, jewelry.
Likes And Dislikes For Potential Swap Partners Or Just For Fun:
Things I Love:
Quirky stuff, things that make me laugh, reading mysteries and craft mags, purses made out of odd stuff, retro graphics, fun cotton fabrics, tikis, Scrabble, Craftster, fish images, cute chicken images, Hawaiiana, Craftsman style, free time, sleep

Dislikes, Pet Peeves, Allergies, etc:
Metal allergy - primarily with earrings - the part that goes through the ear. I love jewelry - posts/earwires just need to be hypoallergnic, stainless, or sterling. Hate that smell that lingers on stuff when it's been around smokers, don't like cutesy-girly things (without the irony ;-)
Organized Swaps Involvement:
number of successfully completed swaps = 34
number of swaps currently in progress = 0
number of unsuccessful swaps = 0

Swap NameSwap Start DateParticipation StatusOrganizer CommentsSwap OrganizerSwap Co-Organizer
Trash to Treasure Swap07/10/07POSITIVEGreat Swapper!!aimee_ant123 
Vintage Halloween Swap08/28/07POSITIVESuper Swapper!xladyluckxkittykill
Paper/Ephemera Swap 708/31/07POSITIVESuper swapper!balkandina 
Day of the Dead Swap Round 209/11/07POSITIVEPerfect Swapper!! xoDropDeadSuzie 
Retro 50s Swap12/27/07POSITIVESent on time, Good Communication and a Great Swapper!bluwave06kittykill
Ongoing Offer What You Have Swap (Dec-Jan)12/28/07POSITIVEclaimed 3 times, sent earlycalluna 
Over 30 Fine Wine Geezer Swap12/31/07POSITIVEamazing geezer! thanks so much for playing with us!Dulcineadragonflyducky
Ongoing Offer What You Have Feb 200801/30/08POSITIVESent once, great swapper!MareMare 
Crafty Detective Round 403/01/08POSITIVEexcellent sender, great addition to the swaphotty_blond2000RockstarMom
A Jar of Mini Whimsies Swap03/23/08POSITIVEGreat swapper (swapped twice to help out)RubyTuesdayPenlowe
JIMMY BUFFETT swap04/23/08POSITIVEsuper swapper! great communicationstargardener 
Vintage Halloween Swap Round 2 - signups Aug 15-22 - sendout Sept 22 2008 08/15/08POSITIVEWonderful swapper - good communication!goatgoddess 
Charm Swap01/27/09POSITIVE KarenLouiseM 
Western Kitsch Swap Rides02/24/09POSITIVEgreat swapper! excellent communication & timely :)rectangelMissMuffcake
IYP 13 The Summer Slamdance07/02/09POSITIVEgreat swapper! really wonderful package!superhooker 
Vintage Halloween Swap Round 3 08/10/09POSITIVEGreat swapper, Sent early, good communication.goatgoddess 
Vintage Halloween Swap Round 4, send by Sept 10th 07/22/10POSITIVEWonderful swapper - Sent on time - great communication!goatgoddess 
Vintage Halloween Swap Round 5 - Signup 8/17-8/26, Send by Oct 3rd 08/17/11POSITIVEWonderful swapper - Sent on time - great communication!goatgoddess 
Vintage/Retro Halloween Swap08/31/12POSITIVE kittykill 
Vintage Halloween Swap 201308/16/13POSITIVEAwesome angel for swap! kittykill 
Vintage Halloween Swap 201409/05/14POSITIVEGreat swapper! Happy Halloween! kittykill 
Vintage Halloween Swap 201508/02/15POSITIVEHappy Halloween! Thanks for playing! kittykill 
Every Day is Halloween04/11/16POSITIVEAwesome swapper! Thanks for joining in the fun! kittykill 
Christmas in July06/02/16POSITIVESent fabulous package earlylindyv321 
Mini 13 Days of Halloween Rnd 806/26/16POSITIVEsent on time, exceeded swap requirements aisy 
OTT October Holidays 808/21/16POSITIVESent early, great communication, great swapper!irid3sc3nt 
Vintage Halloween Swap 201609/01/16POSITIVEAmazing swapper! Thanks for playing! kittykill 
12 Days of Christmas 201608/06/16POSITIVEWonderful swapper!Helena Puck 
13 Days of Halloween Swap Round 907/21/17POSITIVEgreat swapper!calixita 
Vintage Halloween Swap 201707/31/17POSITIVEAwesome swapper! Thanks!kittykill 
Halloween in June 201805/24/18POSITIVEAwesome swapper! Thanks for playing! kittykill 
Vintage Halloween Swap 201808/13/18POSITIVEAwesomer Swapper! Thanks for playingkittykill 
Half Way to Halloween Swap05/06/19POSITIVEThanks for playing! kittykill 
Vintage Halloween Swap 201908/05/19POSITIVEAwesome swapper! Thanks for playing! kittykill 

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