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Date Joined: May 11, 2019
Last Online: June 14, 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.


Ashzaller rated for Photo Journal - March/April on Dec 11, 2020
Comment: I never got this and it seems you have disappeared- my original got lost too and i had to resend- but you have not logged in in month so i am guessing i will never see this
MikiJoyce rated for "Journal Floral Paper Love" on Sep 28, 2020
Comment: Unfortunately, I didn’t manage to receive your mail and hopefully if you see this, please contact me for resending and I will re rate
Mark63 rated for VINTAGE/ANTIQUE MAPS POSTCARDS on Jul 20, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the postcard. International postage is certainly slow due to COVID-19. Your postcard wall looks great πŸ‘πŸ˜€
Ida rated for A Happy Surprise #2 on Jun 18, 2020
Comment: Your mail has finally arrived! And I couldn't be happier about it. You spoiled me! I am so happy with all these amazing things you sent me, thank you so so much, you made my day. β™₯
usctrojans79 rated for Flat surprise on May 28, 2020
Comment: Thank you for all the nice goodies! I like it all especially the stickers! Thank you!
MikiJoyce rated for Stickers and After Quarantine on May 27, 2020
Comment: Thank you (: the stickers are so beautiful 😍
LinSoles rated for Repurposed Paper Envelopes on May 24, 2020
Comment: What lovely envelopes you made, I absolutely love the stories about the paper that you included. Your work inspired me to make some envelopes of some of my gelli prints too. Have a huge pile.
HeidiJean rated for Flat surprise on May 20, 2020
Comment: Thank you!! The stickers you sent are adorable!
Smsands2 rated for Cute Envelope Swap on May 19, 2020
Comment: Wow! Thank-you so much! The envelopes are awesome- and thank you so much for the templates! I LOVE it !!
swolverton rated for Delightful Polaroids on May 19, 2020
Comment: Thank you for this package!! It was amazing and so thoughtful.
bringitb rated for Where would you go? - Postcard! on May 18, 2020
Comment: Thanks for re-sending -- I successfully received the postcard! It's such a cute one, too. I hope you're able to take that Key West cruise once everything blows over. It's gorgeous down there!
Comment: Thank you so much for this cool card. I miss reading/people watching in Starbuck too. I was going to go to Europe,and plan to next year. I may consider a river cruise. I’d never be able to afford them in the past
AnnaL rated for Flat surprise on May 18, 2020
Comment: Thanks Seren for all the fun goodies, my favorite were the miniature stickers, too cute. Loved the cool photo frames which I will use Tim Holtz distress ink & a french writing word stamp on them, yippee. Have a wonderful week & CRAFT ON! AnnaL.
matt319 rated for Mailbox Blues #2 on May 16, 2020
denisedecker58 rated for Mailbox Blues #2 on May 16, 2020
Comment: Thank you!
nanadiana rated for Mailbox Blues #2 on May 12, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the cute postcard. I may be swapping with you after I've caught up on some swaps. Chat with you soon!
Comment: I got the postcard! Thanks so much!
Comment: Thank you for the whirlpool galaxy card and the thoughtful reply to the prompt. I also had a job I loved when the company was acquired by a company not so great. I hope your story turns out well. GOOD LUCK with your search, and thank you again! Brad
Mandaloolee rated for surprise envelopes on May 1, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the happy mail! This was an especially fun envelope to open!!

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theevidenceisme on May 7, 2020:

Thank you so much for the paper RAK! I apologize profusely for being so late in saying thank you. I apparently laid your envelope aside out of sight when it first came in the mail and only just found it again today. I will have fun with the handmade paper and sticker paper that you sent. Thanks again!

threelittlebirds411 on Apr 28, 2020:

Oh my goodness, thank you so much for the scrapbook papers!! The vellum ones are so pretty I just want to collect them and not use them. Lol It was such a nice surprise in the mail!! <3

CherryBlossomLady on Apr 26, 2020:

Hellllooooo!! You need to join my swaps!!! Perfect Tea Time and the typewriters and bouquets profile deco!!! Right up your alley!! I Love your profile! πŸ₯°πŸ’•πŸ₯°πŸ’•πŸ˜»

captkristi on Apr 25, 2020:

Hello Seren!! I just wanted to drop a note to thank you SO much for the envelope full of paper!!! That blue with swirls will be perfect for ATCs and envelope making. I also was super excited for the accordion card/booklet thing!! I will use that for Zentangling most likely. I have always wanted to do a 100 Day project and I am thinking that would work so good for that. I will use every single thing you sent and already used some of that handmade purple paper in an ATC. I can't thank you enough for your generosity. <3

chimerix on Apr 23, 2020:

Thanks so much for the wonderful package of papers and other crafting items! What an amazing envelope to open. Aloha!

LavenderSprinkles on Apr 21, 2020:

Thanks so much for the full envelope of paper! It was an unexpected surprise! I loved the labels and the envelopes. The paper can be used for the kids to make ATC cards. We all were very excited to receive it! :-)

Whovian487 on Apr 21, 2020:

Seren, Thanks for the great assortment of scrapbook papers. πŸ˜€ Thanks for being so generous! I loved the vellum paper and can’t wait to use it. I’ve never used any before. I’m excited to try the card/goodie bag. Thanks again for all the goodies. πŸ˜€

Fenriss on Apr 20, 2020:

Just received the random kindness package you sent! Wow! What a wonderful bunch of stuff. I had almost no 8X11 scrap pieces, so those are invaluable. I loved the red and olive green theme of everything. The ones with the embossed gold stars are so whimsical! And I will get lots of use out of the blank postcards. Loved the black leather label holders too. Thank you so much! This is just tremendously generous of you! <3

ilovemrburrows on Apr 20, 2020:

Thank you for the RAK papers! My favorites are the vellum and handmade papers. I'm looking forward to using them tomorrow in a collage workshop.

wolfeagle on Mar 31, 2020:

Thank you so very much for the stamps. I can't wait to put them to good use. I'm finally feeling better and plan to play with them tomorrow.

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