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Stampalia

Stampalia
Date Joined: June 22, 2023
Last Online: July 13, 2024

Country: United States

About Me

I'm interested in earth science and art history. I have a long haired chihuahua named Arthur. He's a rescue. I studied Horticulture and I enjoy gardening. I like going to the beach and camping. I love rollerskating and golf. I don't cook much but I love food and especially desserts. I do make gelatin desserts.

I used to work for a stamp dealer. He sold stamps from the US and all over the world including countries that no longer exist. I liked traveling to many different states like New York, Ohio, Arizona, Oregon, Nebraska, Texas, D.C., Virginia to work at stamp shows.

I also love flowers and flower arranging. I worked as a florist and I also have experience growing flowers to sell at farmer's markets. In the past I have grown many different kinds of Succulents and bulbs but I am in an apartment now with no proper outdoor space to grow anything.

I like to do cross stitch and sewing projects. I do a little knitting but not in a long time. I have also done some jewelry making. I love stationery and writing or drawing with different types of pens and ink. I'm also starting to experiment with making my own paper and pressing flowers. I'm new to this site and I just started Postcrossing, too. I'm very interested in swapping postcards, stationery and also stamps and stickers.

Entertainment

I am the kind of person who leaves the tv on as background noise and i watch all kinds of shows.

Watching a lot of wrestling these days. Raw, Smackdown, NXT

Gameshows: The Price is Right and Jeopardy

Stuff i watch on DVR: Bones, Diagnosis Murder, Twilight Zone, Matlock, Quincy, Las Vegas, Murder She Wrote, all the Real Housewives franchises, Top Chef and most of the shows on Bravo. Fringe, X-Files, Yellowstone, Perry Mason, Hunter. I like reality shows that focus on art like Face Off, Ink Master and Project Runway. I watch a lot of the 90 day fiance shows. I love Eurovision now that we can watch it on Peacock in the US. I also love to watch shows like Nova or anything documentary style about animals or the planet or weather, oceans or deserts and rainforests.

I'm getting back into reading to limit the time I spend on social media. Right now I am most interested in science fiction. I like getting ideas of what to read from people's profiles. Please do not send bookmarks. I'm using my library card with the Libby app. I thought I was devoted to having an actual book in my hand but this is far more convenient.

Likes

Some of my favorite things are

bees, butterflies, dragonflies, ladybugs

Birds - quail, hummingbirds, peacocks, swans

lobsters, octopuses, crabs

Artists: Gorey, Kliban, Gary Larson, Sendak

the colors green and gold

Cryptids - Bigfoot, Loch Ness Monster, mermaids, Moth Man, Jackelopes, Krampus etc

Jewelry, gemstones and minerals

desserts especially gelatin types, lemon bars, all puddings, flan, cakes, anything orange

fruit especially strawberries, cherries and citrus Vegetables: corn, brussels sprouts, greens, squash, artichokes, sweet potatoes

All flowers but especially pansies, fuchsias and orchids, also bulbs like daffodils, hyacinth, iris

succulents

hippos, elephants

Lunar new year dragon

Astrological sign Leo

Birth month July

Fashion anything from couture to streetwear

Stickers and washi tape

Teas: I am switching my morning cup of coffee to tea instead. I still want the caffeine but I'm not finding many variety in black tea choices at the grocery store other than Constant Comment and Chai (I love them both). It would be awesome if you have any good, reasonably priced, favored, caffienated teas you can recommend. I live near several Asian grocery stores, a Russian shop, an Indian market, several Mercados and other places I could source something new and different if you can tell me your favorites. I don't like green tea but I just tried a cinnamon Rooibos that was yummy.

Halloween and everything related, witches, bats, pumpkins and gourds, skeletons, ghosts also The Nightmare Before Christmas

Fairies, mushrooms, moss, lichen, gnomes, squirrels, fruit and nut trees. Cherry blossoms

Animal Crossing

Gudetama, Bananya, Rilakkuma, Afro Ken, Pompurin,

Christmas but secular only like lights, tree, Santa and reindeer stuff, I'm not religious

Snoopy characters (especially Lucy and Woodstock) Strawberry Shortcake, Jem, Rainbow Brite and Care Bears, Winnie the Pooh, Alice in Wonderland

Bric a brac - Feathers, beads, sequins, shells, seeds but no glitter, please

Ive always liked Hello Kitty and I'm just getting to learn about Kawaii. So far I love it all

Postcards

Cards I like to recieve "naked" (with stamps and addressed to me) would be anything from my list above. They can be a photographic style or illustrations. Cute stuff and cartoons but also spooky and goth work for me. Any card with a cat on it. Vintage cards, too. I save all my cards and I love them as little pieces of art so if you like to embellish with stickers and washi tape, go for it.

I am not offended by cards with nudity or adult humor. I like things that are subversive and anti-fascist. I'm a feminist. I am not religious but I do like cards relating to Buddhism and other non Western religions. I celebrate holidays like Easter but only the secular elements like the Easter bunny.

If you're sending a realy touristy type postcard I prefer them to be from your area, town, country or state. Unless it is a swap that specifically calls for somewhere different like "I'm not from here" or state trivia postcard swap or if it just fits with the overall swap theme like a vacation you would wish to go on.

Cards that I would like to recieve for my stash (unadressed and sent in an envelope) could be from my list or even better, would be subjects that probably aren't on my list above but are popular to other people. Topics like Stadiums. Birds. Trains, airplanes and transportation. Keep Calm. Recipes. Bridges. Harry Potter. Royalty. Lighthouses. Disney. Space. Maps. Large Letter. I tend to buy the postcards I like so swapping with others is a way for me to diversify. Also for Postcrossing popular topics seem to be Loupaper, Moomins, Blue Cats and TausdenschΓΆn.

Things I would not like are: maxicards issued by countries like Australia (exceptions for maxicards you create yourself if you like to be artistic)

Stamps

I'm not a stamp collector but I love stamps.

If we are swapping used stamps my preference would be for modern (year 2000 to new issues) of foreign stamps on or off paper.

For US used stamps same time period but preferably not forever postcard stamps.

Please no CTO's

Take care when you cut out stamps to not cut off any perforations.

Don't feel bad if you don't have exactly what I'm looking for. I'm always grateful and I will share with others what I do not keep.

Postal System

I post all my mail in the drop off indoors, never on a Sunday or holiday, usually in the morning or by the second pick up, and I mark it sent that same day. I cover my bases but we know the post office will never be perfect. I'm not either, so I wouldn't expect it of the USPS. Their job is not easy and has gotten harder since DeJoy took over. At any time, if you have concerns that a swap I sent you is lost please message me and I will resend right away.

Zip Code: Please include all nine numbers of my zip code. The four at the end are important. As much as I love art and beautiful lettering it is better to print my address as simply and accurately to the postal version. Using CA instead of California and the entire nine digit zip code makes it more accurate for deliveries. Don't get me started on the poor Instacart and Doordash drivers who get lost in our maze of apartment buildings.

Ratings

isabellasnow rated for PH: Send 3 Postcards #64 on Jul 13, 2024
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Comment: Hi Abigail and thank you so much for the wonderful pc's! I LOVE those little trolls sitting around a campfire ;+)
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Comment: I like the card, sounds like it was fun at the beach. Thank you!
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Comment: Thanks for your well selected choices and your well decorated card. My club's bus always stops for ice cream on our way home from outings.
SoberMermaid3 rated for MOVIES AND TV SHOWS (MAT) #39 on Jul 12, 2024
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Comment: I love the postcard! I think I totally forgot about Con-Air!! How idk?!? Thank you so much! Cheers!
LittleFlower rated for Anything goes postcard swap #15 on Jul 11, 2024
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Comment: Thanks so much, love the leopard and cotton candy PC's the best!
Zefaniya rated for Quotes on a postcard #3 on Jul 11, 2024
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Comment: Great quote!
noone7212 rated for Bad joke postcard swap #20 on Jul 9, 2024
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Comment: Heeheee.... "Fire quackers" :⁠-⁠)
Jbondbull rated for 25 used postage stamps #49 on Jul 9, 2024
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Comment: As always, Awesome stamps.
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Comment: Thanks for spelling MAP twice, very nice of you and great, interesting cards.
MissBrenda rated for CPG-This or That Postcard #8-US on Jul 7, 2024
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Comment: Loved your answers. we picked 3 of the same answers. I would like to live in LA over NY. Otherwise we were the same. Have a fantastic day...... Happy swapping....
minniepic rated for PH: Words With 7 Letters #3 on Jul 5, 2024
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Comment: Thank you so very much for all the wonderful postcards and the extra postcards ❀️❀️
minniepic rated for PH: Alphabet Collection - I and J on Jul 5, 2024
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Comment: Thank you so much for the lovely postcards and the extra postcards ❀️❀️❀️
quaisoir rated for Sticker Bomb PC 6/2024 on Jul 4, 2024
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Comment: Wow Abigail! What an amazing sticker bombed postcard. I love how u maximised the whole postcard. Thank u so much! ❀️
lovefromkiara rated for The Letter G - postcard swap on Jul 2, 2024
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Comment: Thank you for this adorable postcard Abigail! I love all the green stickers you added. Really brightened my day. Take care. Love from Kiara πŸ’šπŸ’š
Ruthless rated for WIYM: NAKED BIRD POSTCARD #5 on Jul 2, 2024
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Comment: Thank you
PrincessLeia rated for PH: What Is Your Alien Name? on Jul 2, 2024
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Comment: Hello Abigail, Thanks for the very cool Matisse PC with those orange people! Love the extras ❀️❀️❀️. Have a great year of the dragon! Thanks for the stamps! We dont have forever stamps here, but i would buy a whole sheet of those dragon ones if I could! Have a great year of the dragon! πŸ²πŸ‰πŸ²πŸ‰πŸ²
SammSews rated for Bad joke postcard swap #20 on Jul 1, 2024
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Comment: Thanks!
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Comment: Thanks for the cool postcards! I really like them all ☺️
ericabella rated for Ugly PC Swap #83 on Jul 1, 2024
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Comment: Thank you for the postcard!

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Comments

Jangonz on Jun 26, 2024:

HI Abigail, Thanks for the June RAK - postage. It was nice of you to add in the additional stamps to cover the July postage rate hike. Nobody is happy about that. Have a wonderful summer. Janette

sleepykitty on Apr 29, 2024:

Thank you so much for the postage you sent for your April RAK! I appreciate it greatly and hope you have a wonderful week ahead. πŸ“¬β€οΈπŸŒ

Doulton on Feb 25, 2024:

First, please accept my condolences on the loss of Tutuola--wonderful name. When I look back at my life, some of the cats and dogs were more precious than many of the people.

I switched from coffee to tea about 25 years ago. It's not hard to brew your own tea from leaves. My personal favorite is the dark, rich, smoky Lapsang Souchong. I also enjoy Earl Gray, Irish Morning Tea, and tea with flavors for fun (i.e. black tea with strawberry bits or almond tea).

It's so painful to part with a beloved one. I am very sorry that you are living in loss.

BlueberryLady on Sep 24, 2023:

Welcome to Beginners Crafting Group

We have a Variety of Swaps - 1 or 2 a month. If you have any suggestions for Swaps or would like to Host add ideas to the Thread in our Forum, for hosting send me a message.
Jean 9/24/2023

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