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CrystalZ

CrystalZ
Date Joined: August 19, 2015
Last Online: April 25, 2018
Birthday: April 6
Country: Canada
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About Me

I am in my 30's and live in the Canadian city of Surrey, BC...just outside of Vancouver. I am a non-smoker but I do have a dog in the house. Her name is Mia and she is a brussels griffon/terrier cross.

I have recently started a blog about my happy mail adventure. On it you will see swaps I send out, swaps I receive, and various other bits and bobs. You will NOT see any spoilers....I will only post my sent swaps once they have arrived to my partner and I have been rated.

My Favorites & My Collections

I have listed a few of my favourites and my collections to potentially help my partners. Please know though that just because something isn't on my favs list etc doesn't mean I won't enjoy what you pick to send my way!

Favourite colours: teal (leaning more towards a lighter teal/aqua versus a dark turquoise) or any jewel tone (emerald, sapphire, etc)

Favourite tea: Country Peach Passion from Celestials. I enjoy most any fruit teas though.

Favorite treat: candy like Skittles or sour candies. Please do not send chocolate.

Favourite bug: butterflies and dragonflies

Favourite bird: owls and hummingbirds, but I really do love all birds. I especially enjoy images of vintage (or vintage inspired) illustrated birds.

Favourite flowers: tiger lilies, lilac, lavender

Favourite scent: lilac, lavender, melons, peach

Favourite sports teams & athletes: NHL Edmonton Oilers, CFL Edmonton Eskimoes. Fav athletes are Wayne Gretzky and Trevor Linden.

Other themes I enjoy: Disney, florals, gnomes, Paris (especially the architecture), fairytales, Winnie the Pooh, Ziggy (remember him?), and Totoro

Paper!

My papercrafting journey started with scrapbooking in '98 or so, then cards, then I fell hard for pocket letters in '15, and now I am loving ATC's!

Check out my Flikr photos (link at the top) to check out some pocket letters I have created.

I am also obsessed with paper and paper goods...hoarder, collector or whatever you call it I am that! While I love all things papery I do not need anymore random paper scraps (the exception being any Graphic 45 bits).

Postcards

I like receiving them "naked" or in an envelope. I don't mind receiving well-made & sturdy Zazzle cards but please no handmade cards or ad/freebie cards unless the swap calls for it.

  • postcards tied to my likes/collections

  • ocean/beach scenes

  • mountain scenes

  • Unesco and/or historical sites

  • touristy postcards from anywhere!

    • I would especially love to receive any from the Canadian Maritimes, Vancouver Island, New York NY, New Orleans LA, and Paris France.

Other Random Things I'd Like

  • collage sheets on cardstock paper
  • deco tapes
  • ephemera (vintage book papers, diecuts, punchies, cool notecards, writing papers, fussy cut images on cardstock paper, touristy maps etc; both new and vintage welcome but does NOT include junk mail type of ephemera)
  • Graphic 45 anything
  • handmade envelopes (at least 4.5"x6.5")
  • paper doiles, any colour welcome!
  • personalized address labels
  • washi tapes, incl. samples

Please do not send....

I unfortunately do not do any other crafts (other than papercrafting) like knitting, candlemaking, sewing etc thus I can not make use of any items for other crafts like fabric, paint, yarn, or knitting needles, etc. The exception is vintage pattern books as those are great to add to junk journals!

I am pretty easy to please overall but below are the other things I dislike or simply just have to much of already.

  • buttons of any kind
  • big gemstones/rhinestones
  • craft books for any craft including papercrafting
  • gum
  • gory themed items
  • junk mail type ephemera (such as store flyers, newspapers, real estate ad cards, coupons, restaurant menus, etc....basically the stuff that goes from your mailbox to the recycle bin I have zero need for)
  • magazines or magazine cutouts
  • makeup
  • nail supplies (fake nails, nailpolishes, nail stickers etc)
  • orange pekoe tea
  • paper straws
  • perfume or perfume samples
  • religious items such as brochures, I do collect postcards with churches though for my mom

Favourite Movies & Television

MOVIES

I am a huge lover of Disney, Pixar, and DreamWorks movies like Happy Feet, Toy Story, Shrek, etc. My fav of course is Winnie the Pooh :)

I am a big fan of both Paul Walker and Vin Diesel so pretty much anything with either of them in it I love...any of the Fast & Furious movies, XXX, etc.

I also enjoy the musical/dancing focused movies. Grease 1 & 2, Dirty Dancing 1 & 2, Footloose (original and remake), High School Musical series etc.

TELEVISION

Comedies: Golden Girls, Big Bang Theory, Two Broke Girls, Two and a Half Men, The Odd Couple (new one, never watched the original), Friends, Frasier

Drama: NCIS, NCIS LA, NCIS New Orleans, CSI Vegas, CSI Miami, Hawaii 5-0 (new one, never watched the original), Magnum PI, Murder She Wrote, Murdoch Mysteries

Educational: River Monsters, Zoo Juniors, Food Factory, Food Factory USA, How It's Made, Mythbusters

My Mom

My Mom is my very best friend and is my world. I may from time to time join swaps/play tags and ask for a gift/stocking stuffer for her instead of me so I wanted to tell you a bit about her and her likes.

Her name is Mavis and she is in her mid 50's. Her birthstone is a ruby, she is a Leo, and her favourite color is green-yellow (something like granny apple green, lime green, etc).

She most enjoys watching "her stories" on tv....NCIS, NCIS Los Angeles, Hawaii 5-0, Criminal Minds, etc. She likes reading magazines and short article type books (think of the facts & trivia bathroom reader type books lol). No novels please. She also really enjoys refinishing wood furniture/items like tables, jewelry boxes etc. She can use little knobs or embellishments for the jewellery boxes. She doesn't do ANY other craft like scrapbooking, painting, or sewing.

She likes anything blingy or sparkly, atc's with a hummingbird, cardinal bird, dogs or cats, or vintage items or images on them (like an old timey stroller, or vintage ladies etc), anything that says "Live, Laugh, Love" on it, and anything Calgary Flames (ugh don't even start me on that lol). She also has an affinity for chef themed things.

She does like postcards featuring churches.

Treatwise she enjoys chocolate (no dark or mint flavour please), caramel flavour, and green tea. Please do not send gum for her.

Anything you are sending to her please address to Mavis Armitage. She has the same address as me though.

Angels

I understand life happens and will give people a second chance to make things right. So if you have flaked on me, and want to make it up, please message me!

Listed below are swaps I have been flaked on (thankfully not many) and the kind angel that came forward.

Sparkly-Inchie; angelled by @JudalineZ thank you!

Where You Live PC November; angelled by @LucyToons thank you!

A Less Ordinary Animal Postcard; angelled by @Fever thank you!

Ratings

Cariboocarol rated for CS: 1/2/3/4/5 Postcard Swap on Apr 24, 2018
5
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Comment: Thanks for the cards!
eel rated for CS: Spring Happy Mail on Apr 16, 2018
5
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Comment: Hej Crystal, Such an awesome envelope of goodies! Thank you. cheers, eel
Response: You are welcome!
LisaWithAKiss rated for Two Pairs on Apr 16, 2018
5
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Comment: Thank you for the pretty postcards! It was awesome swapping with you!
Response: Glad to hear they arrived safely and that you liked them! Thank you for the rating and heart :)
skeffiboo rated for My Crafty Area on Apr 15, 2018
5
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Comment: Thank you for showing us around your wonderful crafty area. I love how organised you are and I adore the fact that you have mapped out, labelled and made charts for what is where! Are you like me where you spend more time organising and re-organising your hoard than actually using it? Are you using a Spice Stack for washi storage too?? I love it all =D
Response: Sometimes I definately do spend more time re-organizing than using it....a room is never "done" lol. For washi storage it is a washi holder thing I got on sales at Michael's. It used to all be in a giant jar but I figured actually having it so I could easily access it maybe I would actually use it :)
5
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Comment: Thank you
WhimsicalRose rated for My Crafty Area on Apr 14, 2018
5
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Comment: What a great craft space. It was wonderful to see that I’m not the only one working in organized chaos. You have a great craft space. Thanks for sharing.
Wildchild rated for My Crafty Area on Apr 12, 2018
5
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Cariboocarol rated for CS: Spring Happy Mail on Apr 11, 2018
5
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Comment: Wow---thank you so much for all of the wonderful items! They are lovely and VERY springy!! I will enjoy usng them,
Response: Glad that it arrived to you safe and sound! Thank you for the rating and heart :)
anicka22 rated for ISS: Two Pairs on Apr 10, 2018
5
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Comment: Thank you for setting up such a nice swap! And love the pretty Alice washitape sample!
sjayana20 rated for Pocket Letter & Extras Swap on Apr 7, 2018
5
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Comment: Hello my friend, The PL you made for me is outstandingly beautiful. Thank you so much for your creation and the extra PL sleeves. I have made a video of your mail in my YT channel. Here's the link: https://youtu.be/41N-kL2Gots I can't wait for mine to reach you and hope you like it :) Thank you for the swap. Hope we can swap again 💕.
Response: Wow I never knew you had a YouTube channel, I will definately be checking it out! A lot of hard work goes into those for sure. Thank you for your kind words along with the rating and the heart!
WoodlandBanshee rated for Maple Leaf on Apr 6, 2018
5
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Comment: Thanks for the super pretty ATC and really cool vintage die cuts!
Response: I am glad you liked the atc and the diecuts! The diecuts I thought were pretty cool too! I hope they go good on your future projects.
kssunlover1947 rated for Postcard Scavenger Hunt #12 on Mar 14, 2018
5
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Comment: Thank you for the great cards. The Missouri map card was a new card even though Missouri is less than 1 1/2 hours east of where I live. I also really like the Brugge flag as I have several Brugge tourist cards I have received in swaps so I will fit with them.
Response: Great to hear! Thank you for the rating and heart
fairypretty7 rated for BL ~ Butterfly Happy Mail on Mar 9, 2018
5
rating
Comment: Thank you for all the great items.
Aladyjackson rated for IPC: Paint Chip Bookmark on Mar 5, 2018
5
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Comment: Thank you so much for the really cute bookmark! I loved everything that you sent me and will use it all!
Response: Great to hear it arrived safely to you! Thank you for the rating and heart :)
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Comment: Thank you for the beautiful embies! I look forward to using these in my creations ❤️
Response: Glad to hear they finally arrived to you and that you like them!
mrsD rated for Canadian Swappers: Postcard Destash on Mar 2, 2018
5
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Comment: thanks so much for the awesome assortment of postcards! thanks for so many extra too :) xo
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Comment: Dear Chrystal, Thank you so much for the lovely Mini Pocket letter you made for me. I love everything about it! Nora
Response: You are so welcome! I love creating pocket letters but lately these mini versions have been the perfect craft for me.
Sternenfee rated for FS: Favorite Things A-Z on Feb 12, 2018
5
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Comment: Thanks a lot for the swap...and also for the wonderful cards :-)
kssunlover1947 rated for Postcard Scavenger Hunt #11 on Feb 8, 2018
5
rating
Comment: Thank you for the great cards.
Sola79 rated for ISS: Scrappy Background ATC on Feb 8, 2018
5
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Comment: Lovely ATC and also thank you for the extra\s :)

Rating Overview

Overall Hearts Stars Hosted
5.0000 245 38 38
Completed Fives Threes Ones
189 277 0 0
Type 1 Type 2 Type 3 Uncategorized
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Comments

susieq11 on Apr 23, 2018:

Thanks a lot for the postcard RAK in FOPS Swaps! They’re fab!!!!! I appreciate them a lot. xoxo

simcoe54 on Apr 19, 2018:

FOPS: Postcard RAK - Thanks for the 5 touristy US postcards that you sent for this RAK.
Make A Wish - April Wishes - Thanks for the used postcards that you sent to fulfill my wishes.
All the cards are welcome additions to my collection.

Paige1900 on Apr 19, 2018:

Thank you so much for the PC RAK from FOPS Swaps. They are great!

ChrisAnne on Apr 19, 2018:

Thank you for the PC's from your RAK in FOPS swaps. I appreciate your generosity!

Queensmiley2530 on Apr 12, 2018:

Omg!! Thank you so much for the Alice in wonderland RAK it's so pretty. Sorry I was gone for 2 weeks just got home last night to open it. Thank you again!

simcoe54 on Apr 10, 2018:

Canadian Swappers - Postcard RAK. Thanks so much for the 5 U.S. postcards that you sent me for this RAK. Perfect for my collection!!!

Scrapinitblue on Apr 10, 2018:

I received your pick 2 CANADA tag yesterday! Thank you so much for the awesome collection of book pages and envelopes! I am over the moon thrilled with it! Watch your mail :)

Drachenfrau on Apr 6, 2018:

Happy birthday, Crystal! :-)

user6937 on Apr 6, 2018:

Happy Birthday! I have a friend in Maple Ridge whose b-day is today, too! I've received the transportation postcards today from the RAK you offered in the CDN Swappers group - thank you!

Ruie on Mar 27, 2018:

Thank you for the pocket letters and postcards! Thanks for resending even tho you didnt need to, have a good day

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