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Phenyx

Phenyx
Date Joined: January 17, 2019
Last Online: July 20, 2019
Birthday: May 7
Country: India
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About Me

So I've always been in love with the idea of snailmail. I've sent plenty of them while I was at boarding school and I guess it's something that just stuck with me. I've been toying with the idea of finding a penpal in this day and age and Voila I came across a YouTube video which directed me here. SO HERE I AM!!!

I am new to this but I will try my best to make the most of this system. I'm living in India but I'm a Tibetan. The whole idea of finding a penpal, learning about different cultures and getting to know other people (in an era of internet) is a beautiful experience.

I'm currently pursuing my PhD in Psychology and I'm not sure what trouble I've signed myself up for. Compared to that I'm hoping finding a penpal would be a breeze. :)

I'm also trying to learn Korean and Tibetan languages. I have always been someone who likes planning and preparing for simple things and they may not always be visible but they exist. So this year I began a bullet journal in Jan. I'm taking it slow so nothing too fancy as of now.

You can jump to the DIY and ABC section to know what to write or send me.

I am also open to personal swaps (containing what I'm looking for-mentioned below). Drop me a message if you are interested.

NOTE: Please message me if you don't receive my snailmail. I send all swaps before the deadline. If any mail has been misplaced or doesn't arrive, I will resend if necessary.

I am looking for

  • Carved rubber stamps & clear stamps (mainly vintage themed, botanical themed, retro and grunge)
  • Anything vintage themed(papers, stickers, diagrams, ephemera, maps, music sheets, illustrations etc)
  • Anything botanical (papers, stickers, diagrams, cut-outs, etc.)
  • Metal die (flower, birds, insects, mini doilies, tickets)
  • Stencils (backgrounds, flowers, birds, insects)

Favorite Books

So I'm not a complete bookworm but yeah I'm a voracious reader. I don't think I can remember all the books I've ever read. My all time favourite genres are

β€’ Adventure

β€’ Crime

β€’ Suspense/Thriller

β€’ Sci-fi

I have read a few non-fiction as well but mostly self help and personal development books.

There's something about a story that sticks with me while I forget it's name/title. Does that happen with you too ?

Favorite Movies

I think I can definitely say I enjoy a bit of every genre (except war movies or those based in that time) But there are a few that stick with me, even after the passage of time I remember scenes vividly and enjoy watching them again and again. Like,

β€’ Inception

β€’ Shutter Island

β€’ Trance

β€’ Seven Pounds

β€’ Catch me if you can

β€’ Shawshank Redepmtion

Favorite Television

Well this is indeed something that requires the patience to follow and if you happen to miss or hear of a particular show late then the binge watching begins (guilty). You know you've done that too. By the way a few of my personal favourites are:

β€’ Dexter ( I love, love this one. Insanely intriguing)

β€’ Prison Break (I think the planning and plotting just drew me in as someone whose completely into the whole planning and organising bit)

β€’ Suits (damn these guys know what they're doing)

β€’ Lie to Me ( I'd be surprised maybe shocked to ever know of any Psyc student who doesn't love this one)

I've reached this far and I haven't yet mentioned this whole new world of K-dramas that I've been going gaga over (Not joined the K-pop bandwagon, yet). It's been a completely new world that has gotten me intrigued about Korea- its culture, food, people and language (Yes, I picked up a few words from the TV series and yes I'm struggling to learn Korean). I don't want to list all the K-Drama, as it's never ending.

DIY

While it's been a few years since I decided that I want my life to be productive and minimalistic(I'm trying my best). A big reason I began DIYing and recycling things around me to make optimum utilisation of resources. While doing this I try to pick up a new skill every now and then. It could be small but as long as it helps sustainability.

Also please don't be surprised if I reuse a postcard or note card or envelope for your swap mail.

RAK's, Tags & Wishlist

Outgoing

Incoming

Thank you

ABC's

So I skimmed through a few profiles and thought I'd include this section to help you decide what you could send/write about or maybe find common ground with me.

I will keep updating it regularly

A- artwork(your original), Asian

B- books (of any kind), bright colours, baking, Bristol paper (any size), birds, botanical

C- clear stamps, cute things, cardstock paper(any size), challenging myself, compassion, craft, colours(mostly all), cactus, charms for TN, constellation

D- dogs, doodle, DIY, drawing, die cuts (nature themed, botanical, underwater theme, labels, tags, doilies, paper lace)

E- exploring, envelopes(handmade), embroidery,

F- french fries, flowers, feathers, fitness, fragrance(like mostly earthy and fruity but not flowery),

G- galaxy

H- handmade(anything), Harry Potter,

I- introvert, illustration, instant photo(Polaroids, Instax), inkpads(slightly used will also do)

J- journalling, Japanese culture and art related things,

K- Korean drama, kawaii, Korean culture and art related things

L- leaves, learning new skills, lace(fabric/paper)

M- memo, mindfulness, meditation, mountains, minimalism, maps, metal die, moon, milkyway

N- note card(blank inside)

O- organising, optimisim, oceans

P- pastel colours, plants, poetry (about life, nature, emotions, humorous, haiku, your original), pens, paper(all kinds for scrapbooking esp. handmade/recyled, except regular notebook ones), photo/photography, painting, funky paper clips, pouch(stationery)

Q- quotes,

R- reading, rubber stamps(handmade on my wishlist), research, recycled paper,

S- stationery(obviously), stickers(refer to section below) , silver jewellery, stencils, sketches, succulents, stars

T- travelling, trees, TN inserts (B5 slim, dotted pages), twine/thread

U- universe, uniball pens,

V- vintage, vellum,

W- washitape(refer to section below), writing, walking, winter, watercolours, workout, wax paper

X-

Y- yoga,

Z- zentangle, zen, zines, zip pouches

DISLIKES : Please don't send

  • Glitter,
  • Puffy or 3D stickers,
  • anything kiddish like winnie the pooh and Disney related
  • Tea or anything edible
  • Manga
  • Pokemon
  • Hello Kitty
  • Emojis
  • Rainbows
  • Roses
  • Anything in bright gold (rose gold is fine)
  • Anything planner related like (days, months, dates etc. I am into bujo but 95% of the time I prefer to handwrite hence I won't end up using any of them sent)
  • Postcards (I don't swap them and don't have much use for them)

Washitape, Stickers & Stamps

Since I'm obsessed with these I thought they deserved a separate section of their own.

LIKES

  • Pastel colours (not plain please)
  • Images of coffee, books, stationery
  • Plain circles or water colour themed circles,
  • Asian culture or food related,
  • Sketch images,
  • vintage
  • postage stamps
  • Nature themed (flowers, feathers, birds, plants, mountains, leaves)
  • Maps

STAMPS: Clear or rubber (handcarved/store bought)

  • botanical theme
  • vintage patterns
  • grunge
  • retro

Flakers

I'm disheartened that I would have a need for this section.

Ratings

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Comment: Thank you for the lovel handmade card and stickers ... I love the glitter washi tape as well :)
Response: Glad you liked them. Thank you for the rating
papercraftkath rated for Vintage Happy Mail #1 on Jul 12, 2019
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Comment: Thank you for all the lovely vintage items! I also adore your decorated envelope!’
Response: Happy to hear you liked the swap. Thank you for the rating.
Conniegirl rated for For the love of Quotes on Jul 7, 2019
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Comment: Thank you so much for the book of poems and quotes. I read a lot of emotion in them. Keep it up.😊
Response: It didn't turn out as well as I would've wanted it to. But glad to know it was worth the read. Thank you for the rating.
Leen rated for Put vintage on! on Jul 3, 2019
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Comment: Thank you so much for the gorgeous mailart and package! I really like the beautiful decorated tag and stamped stickers and images :)
Response: Glad to hear you liked the included goodies. I had fun preparing the mail myself. Thank you for the rating.
Eclectonote rated for Vintage Happy Mail #1 on Jun 30, 2019
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Comment: Thank you for the first class mail art and fun packet of vintage papers. I like it all, from the craft papers to the book and advertisement pages. And I'll be using the very nice sticker stamps this weekend on an art project. Many thanks for a Great Mail Day!
Response: Delighted to hear that you liked the mail I packed for you. Your comment made my day. Thank you for the rating. πŸ’•
jamicam rated for IPC: Criss-Cross Pocket Folder on Jun 29, 2019
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Comment: Thank you for the sweet little criss cross pocket and the goodies inside!
Response: I was beginning to doubt this would even resurface, I'm so glad it did. Thank you for the rating.
anicka22 rated for Claim your wish #2 on Jun 29, 2019
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Comment: Wow, Thank you so much for this lovely swap! I love the pens, they write so nice. And the washitape is very cute.
Response: I'm so happy to hear you liked the pens and the washi tape I included. I am completely obsessed with uniball pens for their quality and always happy to share it with others. Thank you for the rating 😘
milamilamura rated for IPC: Paper Goodies on Jun 28, 2019
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Comment: Thank you!
Response: Thank you for the rating. I hope you can put them to some use.
LadyJo rated for NH- HappyMail-international on Jun 28, 2019
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Comment: Thank you! I liked the extras showing your country!
Response: Yaaay, I'm glad you did. I included that after I went through your profile and thought you might like it. Thank you for the rating. 😊
notme78 rated for Claim your wish #2 on Jun 27, 2019
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Comment: Thank you for the scrapbooking paper and the 2 sticky notepads.
Response: Hoping you find some use for them. Thank you for the rating :)
newrule rated for WIYM: A Few of my Favorite Things #2 on Jun 27, 2019
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Comment: Loved everything you sent! Thanks so much!
Response: I'm happy to hear you did. Hope you can put them to use in your creations. Thank you for the rating 😊
mgallardo68 rated for My favorite prompts on Jun 25, 2019
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Comment: Got this!! β™₯ Thank you for a wonderful selection of prompts and for the pretty vintage postcard. And I loved the little sack you used to put the papers on. Oh and the real stamps and the envelope pattern (ready to be re-purposed :-) Great swap!
Response: I'm glad something made it to you (surprisingly pretty quick) . Although I'm beginning to worry what happened to the rest I sent before this. Thank you for the rating. 😘
Mye rated for Claim your wish! on Jun 21, 2019
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Comment: Thank you for the stickers and the envelopes! They arrived safely 😊
Response: I'm so glad they did. Thank you for the rating.
Cobweb rated for WTL: Washi Bag #2 on Jun 18, 2019
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Comment: Thank you for the handmade stickers. I kinda love them.
Response: Happy to hear that you loved them as I was equally excited to share them. Thank you for the rating. ❀️
Tverne05 rated for Washi Bag #2 (International) on Jun 10, 2019
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Comment: Thanks for the handmade stickers. See ya in the next round.
Response: Hope you can put them to use. Thank you for the rating. 🎈
Aleksis rated for Filled envelop international on Jun 9, 2019
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Response: Hey, congratulations on successfully completing your thesis, I've only just begun. Thank you for the heart. Hope you can use the goodies included now that you have time to spare. ❀️
onthecrafttable rated for Happy Mail on May 30, 2019
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Comment: Thank you for your lovely letter! I will be replying soon :)
Response: Yaaayyy!! I'm so glad it arrived. Everytime I send out a letter I pray it arrives safely more than any swap I send out. 😘
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Comment: Thank you for your delightful mail and goodies, how lovely to receive such gorgeous mail from India.
Response: Wow, this is the fastest my mail has travelled. Yaaaayyyy!! I'm so glad you liked it. I truly enjoyed picking something to cover my envie with, for this swap.
Christine6035 rated for WTL: Mega Washi Sample Swap on May 27, 2019
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Comment: Thanks so much for all the lovely samples!!
Response: Glad you liked the variety included. Thank you for the rating.
MCGalaxy rated for Recycled cardboard swap ---March on May 26, 2019
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Comment: Thanks for the postcard and that dessert looks and sounds delicious. The next time I go to an Indian restaurant I'm going to see if they carry it.
Response: Oh my!!! I was beginning to lose hope that the post would show up now after all this time. I'm glad it did. The dessert is really delicious although it depends on what its made with. There are some variants that aren't as tasty as the one in the image. Hope you're able to find some. Thank you for the rating.

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Comments

user6937 on Jul 3, 2019:

I love the coin, too! Coins are allowed into Canada :)

user6937 on Jul 3, 2019:

Aaaannnnnnd, guess what showed up today!? These altered paperclips are NOT what I was expecting! They're much better! Thank you so much 😘

user6937 on Jun 26, 2019:

Hi! I got the airmail Washi tape samples today! (Tags > Themed Washi Tag Swap). Still hope for the other tag :)

Marryth on Jun 19, 2019:

Thank you for the planner stickers & little washi samples towards my ISS group May wishes - I'm looking forward to using them! :)

rainbowfizz on Jun 19, 2019:

Thanks for the Happy Mail Tag International. It arrived this morning :-)

Rainydancer on Jun 5, 2019:

thanks so much for the lovely 5,4,3,2,1 tag!

vacths95 on Jun 5, 2019:

Thank you for the cute ISS May wishes :) Have a good day! Hugs from Switzerland, Lissy

jenthewen on Jun 1, 2019:

Hi Palmo, thanks very much for the lovely surprise you sent me from India for the My Requests tag game! I loved everything, especially the French ephemera.

Much love to you , Jennifer

Mye on May 31, 2019:

Thank you for the washi samples and stickers you sent me for my ISS-May wish :)

BeHappyToday on May 18, 2019:

Thank you kindly for the Forum Tag Suprise/PIF. I really liked what you sent! :)

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