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PenPaperPostage

PenPaperPostage
Date Joined: May 11, 2019
Last Online: January 26, 2020
Birthday: June 7
Country: United States

About Me

I have been a mail artist and avid letter-writer for well over 30 years. Started creating fun stuff for my grandparents, then added my brothers to my mailing list when they left for college, and have been building my mailing list ever since.

I'm also a bit of a pack rat. I collect bone china tea sets and typewriters plus have have a huge stash of arts and crafts supplies because I used to have an online store called Serendipity Arts.

Favorite Books

I love to read but sitting down to hold a book isn't an option for a mail art crazy person like me...so I listen to audiobooks.

Since I'm multitasking most of the time, I listen to brain candy books...romance (mostly historical) young adult, adventure, and travel.

Lord of the Rings is one of my all time favorites, though I also enjoyed the Poor Relations series by CJ Archer, The Girl with All the Gifts, the Gregor series by Suzanne Collins, and the epic poem A Long Way Down by Jason Reynolds.

Favorite Television

I don't watch TV regularly but there are several shows that I've binged watched recently:

Downton Abbey (watched it real-time as well), Elementary, Empire, The Good Doctor, Power, A Discovery of Witches (loved the book too), The Indian Doctor.

As you can tell, I really like British period dramas!!

Favorite Movies

The most beautiful movie I've ever seen is What Dreams May Come...the art is incredible and it's no surprise that it won the Academy Award for Best Cinematography. The only problem is that it is terribly depressing so I don't watch it very often.

I'm also a huge Diane Keaton fan. (I'd like to be her when I grow up!!) I like pretty much all of her movies!!!

Things I Like

I love mail art of all kinds. I make mostly mixed media collage postcards but I'm open to receiving almost anything. I have a room in my house that has one wall collaged with my favorite mail stuff so I can see it every day.

My Likes: tea sets, typewriters (I collect them), colorful labels for addressing envelopes, vintage alarm clocks and telephones, anything Paddington or Winnie-the-Pooh, fortune cookie fortunes, owls, planner and journal stickers, trains, Volkswagen Beetles (I'm obsessed!!!), Florence Italy (my favorite place in the whole world), dogs (especially mastiffs or any other giant breed), sheet music, book pages in other languages, lady bugs, tarot cards, unusually shaped playing cards (especially the joker and Queen of Hearts), sticker quotes -- not religious, clock and watch faces, libraries and books, and vertical flower cards.

My favorite colors are pink (any shade but especially raspberry), orange (not neon), hunter green, and navy blue.

I love Kawaii stickers of little girls and letter and number stickers of any color, size or font. Color pens are also exciting to me...especially small tip ballpoint and gel pens.

And one more thing...I am super interested in tiny houses and she-sheds. My husband is currently building me a she-shed in the backyard and I'd love to see what other people have created. If you send me pictures of yours, I'll send you pictures of mine!!!

Dislikes/Don't Want's

Naturally I appreciate anything someone sends me but there are a few things I just have no use for: scrapbook paper smaller than 8x11, anything edible (I have weird food allergies and new one pop up as I get older), cat stuff, teacher stickers, kid-oriented stickers (I have very few children in my life).

Special Requests

I'm hoping since lots of people from lots of different places may look at my profile maybe someone will help me with some special things I like or am looking for.

First and foremost, I'm looking for a paperback version of The Hobbit, Lord of the Rings, The Little Prince, Paddington, The Chronicles of Narnia (any book) or The Velveteen Rabbit in languages other than English. I'd also like a paperback book that's in Russian, French, or Italian. Hmmm...I would even be happy with just a few pages from any of those...not even the whole book.

I also get a kick out of odd/vulgar/gothic/ sexual/skater/emo stickers. I don't know why but sometimes I just need a sticker that fits a bad, snarky, angry, sexy or depressed mood -- stickers are always so damn happy and that's not always my style...especially in my journals. I get most of mine on wish.com ...but I would love to see what other people have found.

Ratings

mags142 rated for Make an Envelope and Add A Surprise on Jan 7, 2020
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Comment: Hello Seren! Thanks for such a great envelope and the nice package inside! You put so much care and I'm so thankful for being your partner! Happy swapping!
Ellen101 rated for Sending stuff in twos #16 on Jan 7, 2020
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Comment: I just love and enjoy everything from your envie to the note with the hand painted tree. Thank you so much! I am excited to use the flowers and stems to make my own bouquets and I will use the botanical stickers n die cuts in my mail art! (❤Alice n friends stamped images...way cool) 5⭐
Burger1girl rated for Fast Blind Swap 6 on Jan 7, 2020
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Comment: PenPaperpostage, you have sent me the most wonderful swap package!! I can't give you all the hearts you deserve!! You were very generous!! Thank you!! Lets see, I love the postcards,the envelope it came in, the envelope you decorated inside and the paper...I love the best!! But everything is very much cherished. Thank you so much for such an enjoyable swap..you made my day!
PineappleTarts rated for Sending stuff in twos #16 on Jan 6, 2020
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Comment: Thank you so much for all the extra goodies! I do like them.
Kirkdebb rated for Fast Blind Swap 5 on Jan 6, 2020
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Comment: Thank you for an amazing swap!! I love everything you sent! You sent me so many goodies! Thank you for the book pages, I love the Hobbit! I also love the old stamps and the paper flowers. I wish I could give you more than one heart!!
dorcii rated for Magical Bits Envie INTL #1 on Jan 5, 2020
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Comment: Thank you very much for your amazing package! I really liked the small, 3D flowers <3
Nika rated for ☆ FULL ENVELOPE #20 ☆ on Dec 31, 2019
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Comment: Hi Seren, your envelope is amazing, I really can't find a word to tell you how deeply suprised I am. That's the most impressive gift I have ever had here. My favourite ones are: the tiny fancy ladies- sticker and the typewriter card with envelope.Thank you so much and Happy New Year!!
FeetInTheSoil rated for Happy Mail Swap on Dec 28, 2019
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Comment: WOW Seren 😲😍🤯 your mail is so generous I can't even belive my eyes. The mail art held up very well with only a couple of stickers peeling. You asked me to tell you what my favourite item in the package is not how could I choose?! I think it's between the orange handmade paper journal/blank photo album which I'm going to turn into a birthday present for my mother, and the little collection of stickers. Thank you so much!
broogann rated for Fast Blind Swap 4 on Dec 27, 2019
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Comment: Thank you so much for all the goodies you sent me! Happy New Year!
DixieDiane rated for Share your notecard stash #6 on Dec 23, 2019
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Comment: Ty merry Christmas
ladyaries7 rated for Box of JOY on Dec 18, 2019
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Comment: Thanks--what a great package of goodies!
isandie rated for Magical Bits Envie INTL #1 on Dec 16, 2019
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Comment: Thank you!!! i LOVE it!!! :D XOXO
Jenny19 rated for Make an Envelope and Add A Surprise on Dec 16, 2019
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Comment: Beautiful envelope! Thanks for the extras!
electrichaos rated for All things sticky on Dec 11, 2019
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Comment: thanks so much for the envelope full of stick! love all of the stickers and the little envelopes and the little flowers. and the mail art collage! was surprised that almost all of the rhinestones stayed on! :)
kelliegirl6 rated for TGIF Weekend Notecard #167 on Dec 10, 2019
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Comment: Hi, I understand life happens. All I can say is wow!!! You went above & beyond and made up for it threefold! What a surprise & a fun package to receive. I’m floored. I’ve wanted to start making journals, so this definitely gets me started supply-wise. Your cute booklet is inspiring as well. I can’t wait to read through it all! Thank you so much. Truly grateful! Happy holidays to you!
Response: I'm so thankful that it arrived and that you are enjoying it. The booklet was made out of bits and pieces I had on the train so it wasn't polished but it was fun. I tried to find extras that you'd like but also added some items that you might not have seen/used before. I am SOOOOO glad you like after that wait. I should have photographed it but I totally forgot. Darn it!!
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Comment: The most AMAZING altered paperbag book ever!! 5 stars cant describe how gorgeous this book is. I show it off to everyone! Thank you so much and I truly am sorry I didn't rate sooner! You Rocked this swap!!!
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Comment: Thank you for the great postcard and sharing your facts with me.
InTheWoods rated for Put a collage on! on Oct 3, 2019
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Comment: What an interesting collage and smart way of using an A5 envelope!!! Your craft in this presentation is truly inspiring me for some upcycling projects now! I was tickled at the fortune cookie lucky notes you enclosed too !!! Very unique ephemera and wonderful to use in my mail art. Thank You for brightening my evening like this....truly appreciate it :)
Response: I'm so glad that you like it. I wanted to do something different and spent a lot of time trying a few different things. I love fortune cookie fortunes and have 100's of them (though I HATE the cookies) but I rarely see them in other peoples collages so I thought you might like them.
pernie123 rated for 7 day Journal Entry on Oct 2, 2019
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Comment: Thank you for all that you sent, especially the unique diary. I shall respond by message when I re-read it.
Sasha42 rated for BONUS Blind Envelope on Sep 27, 2019
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Comment: I apologize for the delay in rating. Life happens. Just when I needed a boost, your swap arrived. Couldn't believe it! What a special envelope of goodies that will look fantastic in my journals. Love all of them! Can't pick out a favorite. The presentation was beautiful too. I am touched. THANK YOU for such a special swap!!!

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Comments

Burger1girl on Jan 7, 2020:

I can never thank you enough for the Fast Blind Swap you sent me!! The envelope itself is gorgeous. The inside held a generous amount of thought and kindness. Postcards, paper, stickers, notecards..book pages..and more were all just awesome!! Thanks again for a great swap!!

amybella on Jul 27, 2019:

Wow Seren! What a great package of goodies. Thank you so much for the variety of stuff. I love all the stickers and stamps and everything. You really went above and beyond my friend. Thanks so much!! Amy

Tverne05 on Jun 10, 2019:

Happy belated birthday! 🎁 🎂 I hope you had an awesome birthday!

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