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Date Joined: January 8, 2015
Last Online: August 14, 2018
Birthday: April 1, 1985
Country: Netherlands
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About Me

**I was gone for a while, but I am back now! If you have any questions or whatever, just pop me a message!

Straight-talking, No-Nonsense, Coffee-loving & Lesbian woman ;-) Well, that's me in a nutshell!

Alright a little more about me then..

I am 30 years old.. eek.. and I live in Amsterdam (where I was also born an raised). I live alone with my 2 amazing cats, Beer, who is 14 years old and Micio, who is almost2 years old. I have been in a relationship with my girlfriend for almost 5 years now, unfortunately she still lives in Sicily (yup.. long distance sigh) She will move to Amsterdam though, as soon as she can!

I love arts and crafts, especially mixed media projects. I am not as wonderful as some of the people I have seen on youtube, but I am getting more and more ideas which I would like to try out for myself. Unfortunately I don't have a lot of time to actually do a LOT, but a journal page or 2 (or a canvas) a week I can do outside of work..And since a a few moths I am HOOKED on ATC's and POCKET LETTERS!..And since ATC's are relatively small I can usually do 1 or 2 or so in the evenings when I come home. And sometimes they are just tiny, or prepping the backgrounds instead of actually finishing a whole page..or canvas.

Hopefully I will join some candy-swaps in the future (I would love to try some goodies from around the world!! haha) BUT unfortunately I am allergic to NUTS

Favorite Crafts

  • Mixed media arts (ATC's, APC's and journal pages
  • Painting on canvas (mainly with acrylic paints)
  • Art journalling (which is mostly mixed media I think)
  • Something with bottlecaps (magnets, hangers, keyrings etc.. Also these bottlecaps come in very handy during the mixed media projects)
  • Making Pocket letters! yes I am addicted to those too now
  • Make bracelets (but I haven't gotten to making my own beads yet!

I do not, knit or crochet, basically because I suck at both haha. Oh I also cannot draw something nice to safe my life! Seriously, even my stick figures look horrible :(

For swaps I think I am really easy going, I like everything. I don't have a whole list of stuff I would NOT like to receive.. But I do have few dislikes:

  • Religious stuff
  • Stuff with babies on it
  • make-up, because I just don't wear it ;)
  • Nuts (obviously because of my allergy haha)

Other than that.. I like it all! Handmade, store bought, whatever colours, whatever images and patterns..


  • Darker/Gothic type stuff
  • Weird stuff you probably wouldn't send to anyone else (offensive or just plain rude for instance)
  • Something with owls or cats
  • Anything Disney (classic)
  • Halloween stuff

Also would love to receive postage stamps, not looking for anything in particular, my girlfriend collects stamps ;) So they would be for her ;) .. ALL kinds of stamps!!

those will absolutely get you an instant

Favorite Books

Detective's, Thrillers, Non-Fiction, Novels, Fantasy... Almost everything really. I read an average of 50 books a year ;)

A few of my favourites:

  • Lord of the rings trilogy - J.R.R Tolkien
  • All the Harry Potters - J.K Rowling
  • The Storyteller - Jodi Picoult
  • A Man Called Ove - Fredrik Backman
  • Moni - 135633, Ka-Tsetnik
  • Child Soldier - China Keitetsi
  • The Shadow Of The Wind - Carlos Ruiz Zafón

Actually, the writer of the last book I mentioned is one I came accross not too long ago and I am already hooked! I have read everything that he wrote (well, everything that is available in English that is) so far and I can't wait for his other books to be translated. He writes in such a captivating way, very poetic, lots of details and intriguing stories.. At least, I think so!

Favorite Movies

And again..

  • Lord Of The Rings Trilogy,
  • Schindler's List
  • The Colour Purple
  • La vita e bella
  • I am Sam
  • Labyrinth
  • Pan's Labyrinth
  • Loving Annabelle
  • Sweeney Todd and
  • ALL the Disney movies!!

Favorite Television

Honestly, I don't watch a lot of tv, but I do enjoy the dance competitions (like idols I guess, but just with dancing) they have every now and again.

Ok, not to tell a lie! I do have some favourite tv-shows/series, BUT I never actually watch them on tv :p

  • JAG (My favourite ever!!)
  • Grey's Anatomy (yup sucker for that one)
  • Once Upon A Time
  • Mob Wives (hey, don't judge me HA!)

Favorite Music

Oh boy, oh boy!

My taste in music is just so weird (if I say so myself...) I will just go ahead and list my few favourites!

  • David Bowie
  • Michael Jackson
  • Queen
  • Celine Dion (YES REALLY! :p)
  • Tracy Chapman
  • Sade
  • Guns 'n Roses
  • The Scorpions
  • Phil Collins
  • Meatloaf
  • Nightwish
  • Epica
  • Tristania
  • HIM
  • Riccardo Cocciante

And the list actually goes on and on and on :p! I LOVE Music!


Any questions? Just message me!

note: If I mark something as "sent" on a Saturday, Sunday or Monday, it means I either dropped it off at the post office, or put it in the mailbox. BUT it won't be picked up/sent out until Tuesday, because we have no post on Sunday AND Monday and the mailboxes aren't emptied until Tueday..... I still mark it as "sent" though, to keep my swap-bot organized, so I know what I've sent out already and what swaps I still have to send out




Comment: Never received :(
Comment: It made it! :) Wow! I am so happy it arrived. And love how it looks :) very creative :) thanks so much for your efforts.
Response: Oh thank god it arrived, literally makes my day!!! Thank you!!
Comment: Thank you!
ragingrainbow rated for : ~ Quick Pinterest Share on May 11, 2016
Comment: Thank you! :)
Comment: Thank you for sharing your first celebrity crush with me.
Comment: I LOVE the images you chose to share with me. It is so warm here already I almost feel like we skipped Spring and went to Summer lol. I wish it had stayed more Spring. I hope that you get some nice Spring weather there soon!
Comment: Thanks for your letter - wish I had read a bit more about your dream destination :)
kdeorne1 rated for : ~ Quick Pinterest Share on Apr 16, 2016
Comment: Thank you for sharing your Pinterest page with me.
rarjones rated for : ~ Quick Pinterest Share on Apr 14, 2016
Comment: thank you for sharing your boards. I pinned some :)
Comment: Wow!!❤️ I got your package today!! The keychain is so pretty, I just love those pictures in each one, very sweet. Your whole package was wonderful to open. Thank you for all those ATC backgrounds, plus the washi samples. I love them!! The keychain is hanging on my wall of art right in front of my desk, it's a perfect addition to the beautiful things there. 100x❤️💛💚💙💜❤️💛💚💙💜❤️💛💚💙💜 Thank you Sam.
Comment: Sorry for rating this so late - your letter arrived when my mother was minding my son and she had thrown it in a pile and forgot to mention that I got mail. /o\ Anyway, thank you for your lovely letter! Waking up without an alarm definitely makes me happy too, as does cheap craft supplies! (I buy a lot of mine online, cause they're definitely expensive here as well.) And I love the smell of coffee in the morning even though I actually don't like to drink it, so I need to live with people who do lol.
cynlen rated for :) ~ "Mystery" Element ATC swap #1 on Mar 29, 2016
Comment: I was also quite surprised by the mystery element for this swap, but it was definitely fun to use. Thank you for a great ATC. :-)
Comment: Thank you for the awesome coaster! I think my daughter is going to steal it though lol She keep saying it's pretty and shiny :)
Comment: Hi Sam, your beautiful heart flip book arrived in the post today and I love it. Thank you for all the effort you put into it. I hope my heart flip book to you will arrive soon. I mailed it nearly 3 weeks ago!
Comment: Thanks for the cute Dutch tulips card! My Dad's family came from Holand and I really want to visit there someday! I liked the quotes you picked too.
Comment: Hey Sam, bedankt for the letter!!! I can relate to your fears, they're very horrible... and OMG I so hate wasps!!! I never care if I look like a maniac in public, when there's a wasp, I'm outta my mind^^ Thanks!
liveve308 rated for David Bowie atc on Mar 5, 2016
Comment: Love it, thanks so much<3
Jamini rated for Snail Mail Flip-book on Mar 5, 2016
Comment: Wow! Such an amazing flip book. It's soooo pretty. Thank you so much :)
Comment: Thank you for the Alan Rickman and Snape ATC. I like how you did the ATC. I feel yours captures Snape more than my own did.
Comment: Thanks so much Sam, I love your mail art, and the watercolor picture is gorgeous! Thanks for swapping ♥♥

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yvonne401 on Dec 14, 2016:

"And the Grinch, with his Grinch-feet ice cold in the snow, stood puzzling and puzzling, how could it be so? It came without ribbons. It came without tags. It came without packages, boxes or bags. And he puzzled and puzzled 'till his puzzler was sore. Then the Grinch thought of something he hadn't before. What if Christmas, he thought, doesn't come from a store? What if Christmas, perhaps, means a little more? (Dr. Seuss from "The Grinch Who Stole Christmas")

Yes presents, decorations, cookies and good food are a wonderful part of Christmas but we must never forget the true meaning of Christmas.

Wishing you and your family a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!



yvonne401 on Nov 23, 2016:

yvonne401 on Nov 1, 2016:

kdeorne1 on Apr 27, 2016:

:) ~ Spring themed profile comment

I do enjoy springtime, but it has skipped stopping here in Maryland this year. I hope you have been enjoying the spring weather where you are.

Best, Karin / kdeorne1

PurpleButterfly on Feb 26, 2016:

Love the HELLO on you profile

anrtist on Feb 14, 2016:

ragingrainbow on Jan 21, 2016:

This is for Make someone happy - profile comment swap

I see we have a few things in common! I also like LotR and your profile reminded me it's been too long since I listened to HIM so I had to go and put them on now!



I hope you will get to see your girlfriend more also. I have been in a long distance relationship myself and know all about how not having the money to visit makes it difficult. I share your gofundme and hope you will have some luck!


hangingonahoneymoon on Jan 20, 2016:

Hi Samantha!

You sound like an awesome person to hang out with!! Also, Beer and Micio are sweet names for cats. I had a pretty good giggle when I saw "(YES REALLY! :p)" after Celine Dion.

This is one of my favorite images I've seen recently. I hope you find it as funny as I do. (And I hope you don't get "Witch Doctor" stuck in your head like I do, haha.)

Have an awesome day!


:) ~ Make someone happy - profile comment swap

kdeorne1 on Jan 20, 2016:

:) ~ Make someone happy - profile comment swap

Hello and greetings from Laurel, Maryland. You inspire me to keep trying my hand at ATCs. I do enjoy reading and watching Lord of the Rings. Do you have a favorite book/movie or character from the trilogy? Thank you for all the wonderful advice you have given me through the many swaps we have been partners for. I hope you are having a good day.

Best, Karin

yvonne401 on Dec 26, 2015:

Wishing you a Happy 2016 filled with good health and happiness!

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