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About Me

Hi! My name is Veronica. I am a writer, a crusty old punk rock girl, and I love animals, letter writing, plannering, reading, and crafting. Thanks to a genetic spine disease, I have a pretty evil chronic pain condition, so I have to craft while lying down, which presents some challenges, but I work around it as best I can using lap desks, work boards, and similar equipment, along with a lot of craft totes and organizers I can pull next to my bed, sofa, or chair/ottoman combo (no recliners. I worked at a vet and too many cats and small dogs came in mangled by them.)

I love to create scrapbook layouts, cards, ATCs (I love to swap them, too!), mail art, and collage. I also keep three different planners, so I go through a lot of planner stickers and pens. I'm also a fan of cross stitch and I enjoy making collaged jewelry for my Etsy shop.

I love helping out animals any way I can through rescue, advocacy, and training. I foster small animals (hamsters, gerbils, rats, mice, chinchillas, etc.) for a local rescue group and have several permanent residents here, too, including a chihuahua, three cats, two turtles, two degus, and a mouse--all adopted rescues and my favorite subjects to scrapbook about. I am married to an equally enthusiastic animal nut and we have no human kids.

Favorite colors are aquamarine and violet.

Favorite Scrapping Companies: Doodlebug, Prima, Lawn Fawn, DCWV, American Crafts, Kaisercraft, and Simple Stories.

Favorite Crafting Stuff: Printed Papers, Glitter/Stickles, Liquid Pearls, Punches (I loooooove punches), Stamps, Ribbons, Prima or UHU glue sticks, super sharp scissors for fussy cutting (Cutterbees are my fave), good quality cardstock and card making blanks, washi tape (animals, hearts, holiday, and nature designs) and Stickers Stickers Stickers! (Did I mention stickers? Especially animal ones!)

Usual Layout Size: 8x8.
Card Size: 4.25x5.5
Tags: 2x3, 2.5x4, and circles
Other: Bookmark blanks
Stitchery: Cross stitch mini kits in animal themes, cute holiday ornaments (secular please), bookmarks, and card kits. Needle point kits in animal themes.

Things I don't want: I'm vegan, so no animal flesh, skin, feathers, wool, silk, etc. please. I tend to avoid the following themes: kid/babies, dolls (they creep me out), clowns (same), butterflies, peacocks (I'm a bit superstitious), the colors beige, peach/coral, and yellow, anything that says stuff like "live, laugh, love" or "blessed", and I think that covers most of it. :) When in doubt, take a look at my wish list for ideas!

Thanks for having me here! I love getting to interact with other craftsy people.

Location:Raleigh, NC
Display Name:ratgirl
Birthday:February 23

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