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Juniebird

Juniebird
Date Joined: January 13, 2017
Last Online: December 14, 2019
Birthday: June 30, 1959
Country: United States
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About Me

I'm the mother of five grown children, with two still living at home; and the grandmother of four. We are a close family and enjoy movies, TV, museums, family game nights, and just hanging out together.

I work in an office with a long commute. I love my job (international logistics) but it can be stressful. Crafting and creating helps me stay sane!

6-4-2019 I'll be cutting waaaay back on my Swap-bot activities for a while... Summer is my busy season at work and this year I am also expecting out-of-town company (my daughter and her family - yay!). I'll be checking in but not swapping much until Fall.

12-15-2018 My dad is doing much better! I'm still stopping by his place every day to do some things for him but I am back to staying at my own house. Thankfully, things are getting back to normal.

11-15-2018 PLEASE NOTE - My dad is in the hospital and I am staying with him and taking care of my mom. I don't expect to be late with any outgoing swaps but I may get a little behind on rating. I will get caught up as soon as I can. Thank you for understanding.

6-9-2018 It's that time of year again... Summer is the busiest season in my business and I usually end up working a lot of hours. Time for me to cut back on my swaps for a bit.

12-29-2017 I'm back from vacation and things are starting to get back to normal. It was pretty hectic there for a while... If I haven't rated you for something please check with me. I've been trying hard to stay on top of the incoming mail but something may have slipped through the cracks. I hope everyone had a happy holiday!

12-21-2017 I'll be on vacation until the 28th (I'm so excited to be visiting my daughter and her family in Virginia!) I'm caught up on my outgoing swaps but for anything coming in I won't be able to rate until the end of next week. Happy Holidays everyone!

Postcards

My main interest at Swap-bot is postcards. I enjoy making and receiving handmade postcards, but I've come to enjoy the store-bought postcards nearly as much. I'm not really a collector... I just enjoy seeing pretty / arty / uplifting cards in my mailbox! I have a slight preference for receiving them naked and written on unless it's a swap for adding to my stash.

Zazzle cards (or the like) are fine with me. I've found the quality to be good on the ones I've seen, I don't really understand why some people don't like them.

Other swaps

In addition to swapping postcards I've also particpated in some simple flat envelope swaps. I think it's fun to share stickers, extra notecards, and washi samples. I can sometimes use other kinds of paper ephemera also. I'm not really picky about what I receive, if I can't use it I will usually just pass it on in the next swap.

I'm just starting to get into some tea swaps. I've been trying to cut down on my coffee drinking and so I'm drinking more tea. My favorite tea is chai but I'd love to try all kinds!

I especially love decorating the envelopes that I send stuff in and I really enjoy getting decorated envelopes in my mail box. Mail Art is the best!

Favorite Crafts

I like paper crafts mostly. Acrylic paints, brush pens and gel pens and markers (oh my!), collage, even watercolors. I have a couple of art journals that I play around in. I really enjoy making postcards and greeting cards to send to my family and friends. I try to recycle or upcycle whenever I can.

Miscellaneous

I love pretty / beautiful things - flowers and gardens of all kinds; fun patterns and prints; sunrises and sunsets; rainbows; the moon, stars, and the night sky; natural scenic wonders.

My favorite color is aqua blue or turquoise. I also like pink and red.

I like animals... especially cats and birds... especially owls! Other favorite animals are woodland creatures (foxes, deer, rabbits, etc.) songbirds (chickadees, cardinals, wrens), frogs, lizards, and garden insects.

Some other things I enjoy: Baseball (big Astros fan here!); Snoopy and the Peanuts Gang or other sweet-natured comics; Chococat and Keroppi (Sanrio); Spring and Fall; Christmas; Ancient / Classical Greece; Wine, Margaritas, Craft Beers; Mexican Food; Street Art; Coffee and quaint coffee shops; Books, especially sci-fi and fantasy, Monty Python, MST3K, geocaching.

Other favorites

Books / authors - JRR Tolkien; Mary Renault; Rosemary Sutcliff; Steven Brust; Dave Duncan; Ann Leckie; Dave Hutchinson (my tastes run to sci-fi / fantasy)

Movies / TV - Star Wars; Star Trek; Back to the Future; Ghostbusters; White Christmas; Indiana Jones; Guardians of the Galaxy; My Neighbor Totoro; Fantastic Mr. Fox; Princess Bride; The Birdcage; The Good Place; The Big Bang Theory; Brooklyn Nine Nine; (I seem to prefer action / adventure / funny / nerdy stuff!)

Music - Radiohead; Muse; Metric; The Dear Hunter; Panic at the Disco; Mother Mother; Amanda Palmer; Beach House; AFI; Keane; The Killers (mostly Alternative)

Ratings

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Comment: Thank you so very much what a beautiful card! Merry Christmas
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Comment: Thank you. I will be able to use the notecard and tags :)
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Comment: Thank you so much for the adorable Christmas card! I really like the way you dress up the tea packet! Happy Christmas!
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Comment: Thank you
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Comment: Thank you for the snowman postcard, so cute.
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Comment: Thanks!
Hoxiedove rated for Chunk O Cardboard - November 2019 on Dec 5, 2019
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Comment: So missing the Ohio winter? Not bad yet!!! Your PC is great! Funny too! Thanks!!!!
Response: I totally miss Ohio weather... mostly in summer though! What I really miss about Ohio are the hills and the Fall color. And I'd love a little snow, as long as it doesn't hang around too long! Thanks for the rating and the heart. Happy Holidays!
myancey rated for Handmade Beer Postcard INT on Dec 4, 2019
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Comment: I absolutely love this chunk. It totally made my heart smile. Thank you so so much. I love owls πŸ¦‰ not so much πŸŽƒ ale but love πŸ¦‰ thank you so much. And I love ur owl drawing best
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Comment: Thank you for the Pumpkin Pop Tart Card and note. Pumpkin is one thing I don't eat in any form. Not really sure why but I haven't as long as I can remember and that is a very long time.
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Comment: Thank you for this gorgeous glittery holiday card! I love the image! I wish you a wonderful Christmas time...! :)
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Comment: Thank you so much for looking at my profile, seeing the glitter. You're the only one who has. As I keep getting the glitter cards & have to throw them away. I so hate to, as they are darn pretty! But If I don't I end up sick & have a migraine headache.I love the card so much with the stocking with a teddy bear in it! So cute! Thank you! Merry Christmas!
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Comment: Thanks a lot for the cute card!
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milkiss rated for πŸŽ„ Christmas Card #1 on Nov 28, 2019
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Comment: Thanks for a cute card!
iheartushi rated for Quick Tea and Washi Swap #1 on Nov 27, 2019
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Comment: Thank you for the teas and the washi tapes. It was already opened when it arrived but thankfully they are still intact.
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Comment: What a gorgeous postcard of the Seven Mountains - so pretty and bright! In answer to your question: trick or treating is becoming more of an event here, with the shops full of treats, costumes and decorations. I think kids love the lolly (candy) idea of it, and dressing up. Some houses were decorated as well. Me, I like Christmas!
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Comment: Super cool owl! Thank you β™ͺβ™«*Β¨*β€’.ΒΈΒΈπŸ’Œ
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Comment: Thank you so much for the adorable postcard you made me!! I think it came out great! Thanks so much..I love swaps handmade!! Happy Holidays!!
Response: Thank you for the kind words, I'm glad you liked the postcard. Happy Holidays to you too!
Jafferty rated for BIRDS on Nov 19, 2019
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Comment: Thanks for the beautiful owl card! I love it!
dogmom16 rated for Giving THANKS on Nov 18, 2019
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Comment: Happy Thanksgiving! Love the postcard!

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Comments

stephiedee on Nov 1, 2019:

Hi, me again! πŸ˜† Thank you for the magical Halloween card! We had a quiet night and just about ate all the candy we bought for ourselves, lol.

stephiedee on Oct 31, 2019:

Ha! Well, wonders never cease. I'm glad it showed up, too. I can stop giving the PO the stink eye for now. 😏

stephiedee on Oct 26, 2019:

Oh good! I'm happy the resend made it. Guess the postal machines liked the taste of the first one too much.

Soph on Oct 10, 2019:

Your owl card from the OMAE Handmade Postcard Tag is simply wonderful. Thank you so much!

kiddomerriweather on Sep 18, 2019:

Thank you for the OMAE PC Plus tag. I was so thrilled to get it in the mail today. The box you used is so colorful and fun! I love the witch and faux stamp you drew. It was such a great PC to receive!

Artstamper on Aug 13, 2019:

Thank you for the wonderful OMAE Handmade PC. It's very creatine and I like it a lot! I especially love getting a little sparkle in the mail.

goosey on Aug 7, 2019:

many thanks for the wonderful omae paper bomb and super fun envie! esp the darling fish on the back!

CurlyTea on Jul 1, 2019:


Happy Birthday!

weatherwax on Jun 19, 2019:

Wohoo :) Thank you so much for a fabulous and cheerful envelope!! I just love e-v-e-r-y-t-h-i-n-g. I will use nearly all of it. Paddington I have to hoard though :)

Thanks a lot (OMAE Paper Bomb Tag)!

susieq11 on May 27, 2019:

Thank you very much for the PTG: Two (2) Postcards in an Envelope Tag! They are both great and I love your mail art!!! xxxx

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