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Larina

Larina
Date Joined: March 30, 2017
Last Online: August 8, 2020

Country: United States

About Me

I'm married and have one daughter. I work full time and life is busy and boring. Busy because work is routine chaos everyday. Boring because if I were to write in a journal about my daily events it would be the same words day after day. I needed a change so I started doing Postcrossing and then I found swap-bot!

I've always been an artistic person. I took a lot of art classes in college and 10 years later these swaps are getting my artistic talents flowing again!

I just finished my own personal sketchbook challenge and that was pretty fun. I challenged myself to finish an 80 page sketchbook in a month and I succeeded! I love to sketch and also love collecting any sketches or drawings I can find.

I love making art journals and gluebooks. When I complete a book I feel so accomplished. They are super fun to make! I make art journals out of pocket journals monthly.

I enjoy sketching and making collages. I collect other peoples art work and pretty paper from wherever I can find it.

I absolutely love homemade postcards!!! They are so much fun to make and I just love receiving them!

I always rate kindly even if I don't particularly like what you send. But most of the things that I've gotten are amazing! If you send me something that is not on my list of likes I don't mind. I think its just fun to get something in the mail besides bills and advertisings. I look forward to checking my mailbox now and its a blessing that we have so many options to swap with here! I love this site!

Favorite Books

I absolutely love romance YA books. My favorites are: The Faerie Guardian Series Cloaked Alienated Dragons Bait A Kiss in Time The Only Alien on the Planet and The Duff

I love YA books because it has innocent love stories without all that nasty smut.

Things I love

POSTCARDS: I use postcards in my journals. I love unique postcards, anime, unicorns, dragons, fairylike creatures, mermaids, Pretty, floral, funny postcards, colorful, romantic. and quotes. Honestly any card would be fine BUT.... I DISLIKE tourist cards of cities. They do nothing for me. Unless you've been there and have a story behind it. Sorry, I just don't care about skylines and old buildings. Tourist PC's with the Wilderness, beaches or State Parks is fine!

I absolutely love anime and manga! Inuyasha is still my favorite anime of all time! Other anime that I like are: Sword Art Online, Attack on Titan, Fruits Basket, Toradora, Noragami, Cowboy Beboy, Kamisama Kiss, Outlaw Star, Samurai Champloo and The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya

I have been to the following anime/comic conventions: OtaKon (3) KatsuKon (3) Comic Con NYC (2)- I ran into Stan Lee there! Animazement (4) NekoKon (4) LibrariKon (2)

I absolutely love nature and love to hike. I've hiked thru Cozumel Mexico, Blue Ridge Mountains Max Patch Bald Black Mountain Grandfather Mountain and even part of the Appalachian Trail.

I love all animals but my favorite are:
fox, rabbits, seals, wolves and I love anything with butterflies on it!

I love the mountains and the beach.

I love Disney!

I love all things paranormal and mermaids, dragons and unicorns are my favorite mythical creatures. Any fairy creature is neat!

I love the tv shows Canada/America Border Patrol and the X Files!

Ratings

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Comment: Great job on your spread! It turned out really beautiful! No worries on using a different prompt, choose any inspiration, any round! it's all art! Thanks for being a great swapper!
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Comment: I love her! Thank you
BeckyG56 rated for USA: Face Time-July on Jul 29, 2020
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Comment: I love the postcard, and how you came up with the idea! I have cut out pictures from fashion magazines, but threw them away. Great idea, and the card!
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Comment: Thanks for these beautiful pages! I love mermaids and the ocean! I hope everything works out for the school year! Stay safe and healthy! Hugs from Alaska, Sherry
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Comment: Wow - I LOVE your postcard, it's gorgeous! Thank you so much!!
ktk8 rated for Monochromatic Collaged PC on Jul 23, 2020
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Comment: Awwww I too love blue especially this shade of blue......gorgeous card.....thank you so much...... many hearts to you!!!
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Comment: You did an awesome job on this postcard! I love it! Thanks bunches for making it for me!
wolfeagle rated for Fairy Postcard on Jul 20, 2020
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Comment: Thank you.
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Comment: What a clever idea to protect the PC. I have to try that. I loved the image, and like how your message related to the image.
ktk8 rated for PNS: Cut n Paste Postcard. USA/Canada on Jul 20, 2020
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Comment: Oh I love this postcard...... We are healthy and happy. Trusting you are and will remain the same....Thanks for a great card!!!!
Rosa1 rated for **PBP …******Butterflies**(s)*** on Jul 16, 2020
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Comment: Such a beautiful page - thank you!
January rated for Intl: Face Time-July on Jul 16, 2020
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Comment: Cool effect with this face! Thanks~
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Comment: Carina, these sweet little whimsical birds have stolen my heart! I love their little hats. The blooms are beautiful as is the sentiment! The card is so well made and I love that you sent it inside the sleeve--I always think that's so neat! Thank you for creating another wonderful swap for me!
isabellasnow rated for YTPC: Barn Door Journal Spot US on Jul 16, 2020
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Comment: Hi again Carina! Well . . . your story about the seagull butt had me laughing . . . the best laid plans ;+) The paper you ended up with is really gorgeous; is it a book page? Love the butterfly side and even the reverse side is beautiful. Very clever to insert a page in the center with washi and when I lifted it up? Voila! Another beautiful botanical image. Love your button door handles, too. Thanks bunches!
Response: The butterfly pages are actually from a journal. They were so pretty I just had to use. I'm so glad you like it!
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Comment: Hi Carina! I know I'm in for a treat when I see your name in my mailbox! I just love the pocket you created--is it make with Maggie Holmes papers? Those are some of my absolute favorites. You even created an extra pocket! Love the whimsical, tiny tag ;+) Thank you so much; it's lovely and I'll treasure it!
Response: Yes it is Maggie Holmes! AC Moore was going out of business and all of her papers were half off. I should have bought more! Thanks so much for the rating, I'm so glad you like it!
Starforest rated for Paranormal Pen Pals on Jul 15, 2020
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Comment: Thanks for the spooky letter! It's almost midnight here and I just read it so I will probably have dreams about giggling children in the woods now haha! 😅😂😂
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Comment: very cool thanks!
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Comment: Thank you for the watercolor leaves. It is always nice to see someone elses take on things. And watercolors can end up in hot messes easily, I know from experience. Still learning to use them myself.
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Comment: Thank you for swapping. The like the colors. They are not something that I would usually use. That makes it better for me.
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Comment: I love the ‘angel in jeans’ and your paint scraping looks so delicate! Very nicely done, thank you so much. Stay safe! 😊

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Comments

Rainydancer on May 19, 2020:

welcome to sunshine swaps!

ilovemrburrows on Feb 1, 2020:

Thank you for sending the sketchbook and art supplies! Those foxes are so cute!

yvonne401 on May 4, 2019:

Welcome to Swaps in the U.S.A.! It's great to have your here!

Blessings,

Yvonne

wolfeagle on Apr 4, 2019:

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Thank you for the postcard for the AMA:Mystery Supply Swap.

Coss on Aug 31, 2017:

Thanks for finishing my castle postcard and sending it home in the CI Collaborative PC Swap. Love the results.

Mimi7 on Aug 26, 2017:

Thanks for coloring on my manatee pc , it turned out great! :)

karry on Aug 25, 2017:

Thanks for returning my ATC bag to me! It was so exciting to get one back! And thank you for your kind comments about the Huge ATC Swap I sent you. I hope we get to swap again soon!

sleepingrover2010 on Aug 8, 2017:

Thank you for completing one of my Collab Coloring PCs on July 16, 2017. You did a Beautiful Job completing my postcard! I loved the use of colors you used in the square . Thank you so much for mailing my postcard back to me. Wonderful Colors!!!

EmilyT on Jun 20, 2017:

Thanks for adding to my other p&p and sending it home, too, love the pretty 🐦!

Mimi7 on Jun 16, 2017:

Hi Carina, Thanks for coloring on my kitty Christmas card, you did a great job and it turned out lovely!! :)

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