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Kraftylady777

Kraftylady777
Date Joined: November 11, 2010
Last Online: December 15, 2017
Birthday: December 30, 1966
Country: United States

About Me

UPDATED 3/31/2017

I've realized that it is taking me FOREVER to receive swaps or for my partners to RECEIVE my swaps. Please be patient....Recently, it took two weeks for my future Brother-in-Law to receive my wedding invitation (and he is just two cities away from me. I send all my swaps out on time, so if you don't receive something, please let me know. Also, if you are late with a swap, send me a PM, because after all, life happens. Swapping should be fun, right?

IF ANYONE IS INTERESTED IN A PRIVATE KAWAII (USA ONLY) SWAP, PLEASE LET ME KNOW

Hello. It's nice to "meet" you. My name is Kim and I'm a 49 year old mom of three. Tyler is 13, Hailee is 11 and Jaime (boy) is 5. Besides being a proud Mom I am also an Optician extraordinaire and one of my passions is to help others. Originally from the San Francisco Bay Area, we moved to Washington State in June 2015 to be with my amazing Sweetie, Ron, and his 3 amazing kids (Rachel, 21, Randy 19 and Ryan, 17). We also have 2 dogs and 2 cats. (Who ever thought that 3 kids could be a lot "quieter". lol) Our house can be very crowded at times with us blending our families. Things are going great! I feel very blessed!

My life is very different than I planned for myself...and my children....I lost my husband of 18 years, Will, in June of 2013 after a two year illness...This experience has forever changed me and I will never be the same. I still have times where my grieving knocks me on my butt cheeks, but I have a lot of love and support in my life (and counseling and Grief Share has made all the difference). Today, I try to focus on the positive things in my life: my children, who I am very close to, especially my daughter, Hailee; valuing others in my life, whether it is a 30 minute talk or an on-going friendship; my belief and faith in God, which has become awakened throughout these experiences. I believe that life is a journey and even in the darkest times, there is always something to be thankful for, no matter how small.

Others describe me as pretty, positive, smart (I have a Masters Degree in Counseling Psychology) and having a strange, quirky, and sarcastic sense of humor. I am a genuine people person and pretty much get along with everyone. I can go out anywhere and start up conversations with just about anyone. In the same vain, I try to keep my distance from people who are exceedingly negative and inconsistent. Life is short and I'm too old for a lot of drama and crapola.

Favorite Crafts

I am a "Craft-a-holic" and have been doing some type of craft since I was 7 years old. I love doing pages in deco books, sticker books, and making greeting cards and mail art. I like incorporating a sense of humor in my work. My style is sort of collage, but I also use rubber stamps or draw by hand at times. I have recently gotten into zines, pocket letters and homemade postcards

WHAT I LOVE

  • Stickers, stickers, stickers (except for Disney, Winnie the Pooh, barf)
  • Kawaii or Korean anything (memos, stationary, sticker sheets, flakes, snacks, pens/pencils, envelopes)
  • Anything strange, weird, creepy
  • Zombie anything
  • Vampires
  • Halloween
  • Mail art
  • Swaps and Happy Mail
  • Zines
  • Pocket Letters
  • Matchboxes filled with goodies
  • "Mini" things
  • Your "story", love reading SB profiles
  • Any tips on losing weight, working out
  • Any tips for eating healthy, especially with a busy schedule
  • Any positive quotes
  • Inspirational stories or Random acts of Kindness
  • Memo Bags
  • Sticker Bags
  • Goodie Bags
  • Washi Tape
  • Deco Tape
  • Lifetime Movie Network
  • The original Twilight Zone
  • The X-Files
  • Urban Legends
  • Suspense/Horror movies from the 40s and 50s
  • Alfred Hitchcock movies or the original series Alfred Hitchcock Presents
  • Young Adult (YA) books by R.L. Stine (Fear Street) or Christopher Pike
  • Horror Fairy Tales
  • Horror and Romance Comic Books from the 40s to 70s (Tales from the Crypt is a fav)
  • Non-scary horror movies (more "campy" like Creepshow)
  • Cooking
  • Eating out
  • Yoga
  • Working out
  • Movies
  • Museums
  • Walking the dogs with the kiddies
  • Tatoos
  • Address labels with my info on it
  • Unused forever stamps or postcard stamps
  • Japanese snacks and treats
  • Travel themes
  • Food themes
  • Cute "Kawaii" Asian themes
  • Mail themes

MOVIES, TV, BOOKS

  • Lifetime Television movies, Married at First Sight, Hell's Kitchen, The X-Files, and some true-life forensic shows.
  • Old horror and suspence movies from the 40's and 50's, especially movies with Vincent Price and Joan Crawford.
  • Alfred Hitchcock films and the original Twilight Zone series.
  • John Hughes romantic comedies from the 80's and 90's like Pretty in Pink", "Some Kind of Wonderful" and "16 Candles".
  • 80's music, especially pop and new wave like Missing Persons, Culture Club, the Go-Go's, Cindy Lauper, and a lot of the One Hit Wonders from this time.
  • Young Adult (YA) novels especially by R.L. Stine (Fear Street) and Christopher Pike.
  • Horror Fairy Tales
  • Graphic comic books (horror and romance themed) Love ones from the 40s and 50s

I Don't Like....

Things that say "Jesus"

Torn/smelly/used/creased patterned paper or stickers

Used things other than rubber stamps and books

Lotions

"Heavy" embellishments

State-themed Postcards

Walt Disney, Mickie Mouse, Betty Boop, Snoopy, Seseme Street, Diddl, or Winnie the Pooh things

Penpalling/Writing Letters

Things smelling of heavy cigarette smoke as I am allergic and it makes me sneeze

Favorite Quotes

Part of being sane, is being a little bit crazy ~ Janet Long

The greatest pleasure in life is doing what people say you cannot do ~ Walter Bagehot

I'm not spoiled. I deserve all my stuff ~ Happy Bunny (LOL!)

Swap Pledge

I send ALL of my swaps out ON TIME, so if you don't receive your package, please let me know...Also, if you are late with a swap you are sending me, please let me know....THANKS!

I rate my swaps the same day, or day after, I get them. If I haven't rated you, it means I haven't gotten your swap. I DO send messages for swaps I haven't received and try to give my partner a chance to re-send a swap before I give a "1" rating.

Ratings

wm rated for Postage Stamp Bag Swap #1 on Dec 12, 2017
5
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Comment: LOVE the stamps! ... you're quite an artist too :)
CiaraCreations rated for Used Stamp Chain Card Round 8 on Dec 11, 2017
5
rating
Comment: Thanks for the extra PC
fbresnah rated for Handmade Christmas Cards - Intl 3 on Dec 10, 2017
5
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Comment: Thank you for the wonderful cards and extras!
5
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Comment: Hi, Kim! I'm so sorry for the late rating... things have been crazy around my house and I've had a lot going on. Thank you so much for the swap and all the cute goodies! Happy Holidays! I especially loved all of the artwork you did on the envelope, it made it super special! :)
flowerfield rated for Happy mail fun #5 on Dec 8, 2017
5
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Comment: Kim, TY for all the goodies! I love that you took a lot of time decorating the envie. My fav. thing you sent is the washi sample card! Enjoy your holidays! :)
CENDING rated for Happy mail fun #5 on Dec 8, 2017
5
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Comment: thank you.
blueseabliss rated for Quick and Colorful #1 on Dec 7, 2017
5
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Comment: Thank you!
5
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Comment: Thank you so much for all of these wonderful sticker flakes!
5
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Comment: Thank you so much, Kim! Really enjoyed these mini memo sheets!
5
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Comment: Dear Kim, Thank you so much for the lovely zentange. I love the patterns you used and the envelope is beautiful! Thanks also for the swap bot printed cards :)
MommaMako rated for Halloween on Dec 1, 2017
5
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Comment: Yay! I got it. Haha. Thank you. Thank you for the super cute owls stickers as well. Happy holiday season. Happy swapping.
5
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Comment: I'm sorry for my late rating I was not shore I revised your swap at the time and it took me a wile to see that I did. I got it at a hectic time and I got vary confused with swaps for a week. That being said thank you thank you for the memos!
5
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Comment: Thank you for the colourful envelope!! I loved all the little extras too :)
Manurnakey rated for New to Zentangling? on Nov 28, 2017
5
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Comment: Thank you for the really cool Zentangle patterns AND the cool tangled envelope. I really liked the swap cards, too :)
5
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Comment: Thank you so much Kim! Yes, I'm up for a private swap. :)
lawchick rated for Just Randomness on Nov 26, 2017
5
rating
Comment: Thank you kindly for the random goodies. :)
Christine6035 rated for 20 stickers x2 #3 on Nov 26, 2017
5
rating
Comment: Thank you!
asddsa28 rated for Kawaii Mini Memo Sheets Swap USA #7 on Nov 25, 2017
5
rating
Comment: I loved the memos!! thank you so much for the extra tape!!!
asddsa28 rated for Kawaii Sticker Flakes Swap USA #14 on Nov 25, 2017
5
rating
Comment: thank you for the stickers. I loved the tea ones! the extra memos I love the Cinnamoroll one so much!!!
Liiskah rated for Postage Stamp Bag Swap #1 on Nov 23, 2017
5
rating
Comment: Thankyou :) I can't wait to pass them on.

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Comments

FundyGirl on Sep 30, 2017:

Thank you for working on my Fish Collab Coloring Postcard. It turned out super cute.

BetsyG on Sep 28, 2017:

I sent your post card home yesterday!

wolfeagle on Jul 6, 2017:

Thank you for working on my kitty eyes pass and paste. It made it home. Yay.

BetsyG on Jun 16, 2017:

Hi Kim, thanks for sending my postcard from collaborative #1 home to me. I love how the design turned out. Have a good day.

Mimi7 on Jun 16, 2017:

Hi Kim Thanks for great coloring job on my Christmas kitty pc. I received it all finished today. :)

bigmamabird on Feb 9, 2017:

Thanks for the eyepopping doodled rainbow ATC for the MPU MMH forum tag!! Just what is needed on this cold grey snow day..! I love that quote from Maya Angelou.

jannieb on Oct 27, 2016:

I loved the ATC's you sent for the Abandoned Art Swap. You can see pictures of where I left them on my Flickr. I had to change the "Free Art" tags that you put on them b/c the washi tape stuck to them & ripped off the words.

paperfilia on Oct 23, 2016:

Congrats on your wedding and honeymoon! Thank you very much for keeping up with your swaps and ratings during what I know must be a very busy time for you. Thanks and hugs, Traci (paperfilia)

unravelanelephant on Apr 7, 2016:

Aren't you adorable? Thank you so much for so kindly thinking of me and making a sticker flake bag for me. It came home today and was such a sweet surprise!!! Thank you!

paperpusher on Mar 11, 2016:

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