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PenPaperPostage

PenPaperPostage
Date Joined: May 11, 2019
Last Online: November 19, 2019
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

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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!!!
lynnpinkdaisy rated for DIY Postcards #2 on Sep 22, 2019
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Comment: Thank you for the wonderful Postcard! You are a very talented mail artist. And I'm super excited that I have one of your amazing creations!
Mandafandaa rated for Just Randomness on Sep 20, 2019
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Comment: You have no idea how much joy your package brought me! You made my whole week! You went above and beyond. Thank you so so much!
lyrurustetrix rated for Snail Mail on Sep 4, 2019
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Comment: Thank you for the letter and everything inside the envelope! I'll use you advice and write back as soon as possible!
haleyann rated for Snail Mail Lovers (newbies allowed) on Aug 29, 2019
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mickiecheryl rated for Snail Mail on Aug 23, 2019
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Comment: Hi Seren, Thank you for your amazing letter package. You sound so interesting and the extra bits and bobs in the envelope really made me smile after a long day. I'll write soon. Looking forward to getting to know you. Happy Swapping Mickie
Ashleyadeline rated for Planner sticker de-stash swap on Aug 16, 2019
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Comment: Thank you so much for all of the stickers!!! My favorite sheet was the October themed one. I love the colors and am really looking forward to using it. Thanks so much!!
Mustasusi rated for Happy Mail Swap on Aug 14, 2019
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Comment: Thank u for huge package. I like all of items which u sent.
zurdoswifey rated for The Happy Mailbox #15 on Aug 13, 2019
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Comment: Thanks so much for an amazing swap ...I was blown away by your generosity and thoughtfulness
thatsmemyk rated for πŸŽ€ Pinky snailmail πŸ’ž on Aug 12, 2019
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Comment: Thank you so very much for this wonderful piece of snail mail! I love everything you included and appreciate how beautifully everything was arranged. The mini envies with goodies were a nice surprise as well! I'm especially looking forward to using all the pretty sticker flakes, but honestly, I love everything :)
WhimsyEcoBug rated for The Happy Mailbox #15 on Aug 11, 2019
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Comment: LOVE IT!! I had so much fun opening everything and I love everything you included. thank you so much. I wish I could give you 1000 hearts because this package deserves it. you went above and beyond on this and it's very appreciated <3<3<3<3
PracticalPorche rated for The Happy Mailbox #15 on Aug 8, 2019
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Comment: I love the postcards! I bet that was an awesome exhibit 😁
Response: It was fabulous, but heartbreaking.
zurdoswifey rated for Random Sticker Swap #3 on Aug 8, 2019
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Comment: Thanks so much for an amazing swap...I had fun going through everything
BMitchell1978 rated for Random Sticker Swap #3 on Aug 7, 2019
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Comment: I love the stickers even the jolee’s I’ve never seen them that tiny thank you so much
elinor rated for Monthly Zine Swap - June 19 on Jul 29, 2019
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Comment: Thank you for the wonderful zines! The bucket list zine is so creatively put together, and a CD with a music zine is a brilliant idea. I love the music themed envelope too :)
amybella rated for Flat Mail- Sorry But USA Only on Jul 26, 2019
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uiltje rated for List Swap. 100 Places on Jul 17, 2019
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Comment: Thank you so much for your huge letter with the 2 lists. I have never been outside Europa, but I visited a lot of different countries, more than 20. Portugal is a very nice country, we discovered it only 2 years ago. And Iceland? Impressive island, I met my husband there during our "holiday as a single" and we returned a couple of years ago together with our 2 teenage children.

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Comments

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! 🎁 πŸŽ‚ I hope you had an awesome birthday!

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