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VASaint

VASaint
Date Joined: December 28, 2014
Last Online: June 22, 2018
Birthday: December 13
Country: United States
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About Me

6/12/2018 - Started my #100postcardsIn100days challenge! You can follow my Instagram to see how it's going, but be warned - there will be spoilers!

Craftiness/swapiness: Mostly I am here for postcard swaps, but sometimes feel a bit crafty, or gifty. I like to make ATCs, and postcards (sometimes), and am slightly obsessed with glitter glue. I also do a little cross stitching, gardening, and would like to get back into photography and printing my own photos again... Yes, film and paper photography!

I enjoy messing around in my yard and doing things to personalize my house, and traveling. Of course, I always end up coming home with stacks of postcards after a trip!

I have many likes and interests, and it's rare I receive something in a swap that I don't like, or appreciate as long as it fits the swap description. I will never rate down for a card sent naked, stamped, and written on even if it is against swap guidelines! My "likes" list is long but even if you don't find something from my list, I'll still like it! :)

I Like

  • My newest postcard obsession -- LANTERN PRESS postcards! GF, FOTW, WT, MCPS. Love them all, and they'll definitely get hearts!
  • I am just learning about UNESCO, and would be happy to receive postcards that are UNESCO World Heritage specific http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/
  • I would LOVE any of the beachy postcards that are "The Legend of the Seahorse, Sand Dollar, Sea Star... Etc.
  • Red Hot Chili Peppers! Have been a fan of their music for more than 30 years (yikes! And, yes, they have been around that long!)
  • All things Halloween (especially vintage postcards and decoration)
  • Anything related to dia de los muertos (Day of the Dead)
  • Anything vintage circus/side show/freak show
  • Vintage Photography esp. Cabinet cards, Tintypes, daguerreotypes, vintage photography books, and cameras
  • Beachy things - LOVE Lighthouses, sea turtles, seahorses, starfish, sand dollars, sea glass, I love beachy colors like blues/blue-green and light tans... Did I mention I love lighthouses?
  • Cemeteries (I do grave rubbings)
  • Oddities
  • Pretty much anything Russian! But, esp. vintage cold war era stuff, Chernobyl, St Basil's Cathedral
  • Vampires (not Twilight), witches, and elves (Legolas ::sigh::)
  • Scandinavian gnomes
  • My favorite dinosaur is the Ankylosauras
  • Cherry Blossoms, Koi fish, Asian themes
  • Animals I can't get enough of - baby piggies  , elephants, pit bulls, HIGHLAND cows, sea turtles, seahorses, hyenas, narwhals, manatees, honey bees!
  • Colors - cobalt blue is my favorite, I also like purples, greens, jewel tones
  • Fave artists - van Gogh (I LOVE anything starry night), Monet, Picasso, Degas, Jasper Johns, Mucha
  • Fave Photographers - Sally Mann, Annie Leibovitz, Ansel Adams, Alfred Stieglitz
  • fleur de lis anything!
  • New Orleans - LOVE MY NEW ORLEANS SAINTS!!!
  • Pagan stuffs. I have considered myself a pagan for more than 25 year. No, I don't worship the devil, or cast evil spells on other people - I believe that what you put out into the universe will return to you three fold, be it good, or evil. I have practiced a a solitary Wiccan, but am very interested in learning more about hedge witchery, so I guess I'd have to say I am eclectic at the moment.
  • Catholic things, especially holy cards and prayer cards (the ones from funerals)
  • My fave Disney characters are Eeyore, Tinkerbell, Lilo & Stitch, Maleficent
  • Movies - How to Train Your dragon (definitely one of my all time favorite movies), Guardians of the Galaxy, Horror (the suspense kind, not the gore kind), Mr & Mrs Smith, Documentaries
  • TV... don't really watch it right now and don't even have cable, but used to be obsessed with Survivor, Amazing Race, Z Nation, The Walking Dead, American Horror, Penny Dreadful, Big Bang Theory, Lizzy Borden Chronicles

I Don't Like

These things I'm just not into or can't use.

  • Hello Kitty
  • Kawaii
  • Stickers
  • nickel - I'm allergic
  • recipe cards
  • LOOSE glitter or confetti
  • Cats - I'm HIGHLY allergic... A stray cat hair or 2 will not kill me, but please don't send me a cat... (Halloween kittys are welcome:)~
  • SF 49ers, Carolina Panthers, Atl Falcons
  • Costume jewelry (unless it meets my likes, and none of my dislikes) I really don't wear jewelry much

I Collect

At one point I think I started collecting collections! I try to keep it to just a few things now that don't take up a ton of space:)

  • 1st edition Anne Rice books
  • Vintage Halloween postcards and decorations
  • Tattoos (very easy to store and display;)
  • New Orleans and New Orleans Saints stuff
  • Cobalt blue bottles (I may have an unhealthy obsession with them)
  • Vintage medicine bottles and medical things
  • Vintage Photography books
  • Tarot card decks (have Rider Waite, Halloween, Nigel Jackson... **received "Favole" deck from the amzing @mandymo as part of a swap!!! Ah-mazing!)
  • Vintage Photography - Tintypes, daguerreotypes, cabinet cards, vintage cameras
  • Vintage salt cellars and silver salt spoons
  • Nativity sets (or just random pieces of them)

Postcards & swaps

I LOVE getting little things in the mail; isn't that why were all here:). I think postcards are fun because they don't take up a ton of space, and can give a little glimpse into someones world. When I am sending postcards, I like to try to find one specific to the person I'm sending for... I'm sure I don't always hit the mark, but I've spent days looking for cards that I think my swap buddy will like.

When receiving cards, I like naked (no envelope!), stamped, and written (preferably with more than just the swap info:) I would LOVE any cards related to my "likes"or "collections" listed above. If you are sending a "touristy" card, and you have been there and can share something about the location it would be nice (I love the London Eye because...) Handmade cards are awesome!... If they are more than just a cut out from a box. I would be open to regular pen-palish postcard swaps.

Gift type swaps: I LOVE glitter glue, so smaller tubes would be nice since they seem to tend to dry out. Stickers or washi that look like they would fall under my likes. Vintage postcards - I especially like the linen ones, and the ones that are "Greetings from..." and the place (with pictures in the letters), lighthouses, or Halloween pc's. Unused postage is always nice! Fine point Sharpies (purples, blues, greens) since a lot of my pc's have glossy backs. Cobalt blue bottles. Cool nature finds like sand dollars, sea glass, small drift wood, cool rocks, stones with holes in them, crystals. Anything New Oleans/ New Orleans Saints. Starbucks gift cards. Interesting seeds or plants (or cuttings) for my yard or garden (bee friendly). Prayer cards (especially ones given at funerals - makes me sad to think they get thrown away), misc nativity pieces (I have adopted a few random Baby Jesus...es and Josephs, and a stray Mary from thrift/Goodwill, and make them one big happy extended family). Funky pins/buttons, pins or patches from lighthouses, National or state parks, states. Miniatures of any of the animals I have listed. Just some ideas, I am grateful for anything you see fit to send :)

Ratings

goinjenny rated for Astronomical Postcard Swap USA #5 on Jun 19, 2018
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Comment: Thank you
ArtsyEm rated for Animal Postcard Swap USA #4 on Jun 18, 2018
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Comment: An otter postcard!! My favorite! I actually have a collection of just otter cards so this is awesome, thank you!!
MichelleKemper rated for Animal Postcard Swap USA #4 on Jun 17, 2018
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Comment: Thank you!
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FunXchange rated for One Person per Country on Feb 9, 2018
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Comment: Thank you so much for your Statue of Liberty Card. Glad to learn about this world famous statue.
bblue rated for SCIENCE POSTCARD SWAP - JANUARY on Feb 2, 2018
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Comment: Great sea nettle card! Glad you got to see them!
MarieS rated for One Person per Country on Feb 2, 2018
5
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Comment: Thanks a lot for your card!
KSENiA rated for FREE/AD #51 SENDER'S CHOICE on Jan 31, 2018
5
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Comment: Thank you for the postcard.
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Comment: Heather, thank you so much for the Cape Henry Lighthouse postcard. I didn't have this one. Shirley
suepier rated for Big City Tourist Postcard - USA on Jan 25, 2018
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Comment: Thank you for the great card from New York City. I hope that you had a great trip in Big Sur. We have been having warm weather lately.
keeru1689 rated for One Person per Country on Jan 24, 2018
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Comment: Thanks for the lovely card. I’ve been to Williamsburg recently, so I could relate to it. Hope you’d a great time in CA!
ainaignies rated for One Person per Country on Jan 22, 2018
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Comment: thank you
Sabbe77 rated for One Person per Country on Jan 22, 2018
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Comment: Mapcards 😍 You knew how to make me happy 😉
oblivionspin rated for T.I.T.S. Awful Erotica on Jan 20, 2018
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Comment: This was so wonderfully awful. I'm sending you a pm with my relevant anecdote.
user3654 rated for ANIMAL PC # 23 W is for ... on Jan 17, 2018
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Comment: Thank you for the whale PC. All the best to you in 2018!
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Comment: Your PC was great (love the Pan love) and I had to smile about the contents of your community. Thanks so much.
cloou rated for One Person per Country on Jan 16, 2018
5
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Comment: Thank you
miamoy rated for One Person per Country on Jan 15, 2018
5
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Comment: Thank you for this very pretty postcard! Have a great 2018 too!
Poohtat rated for Space Postcard Swap INTL #2 on Jan 14, 2018
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Comment: Thank you for the postcard. I love tree frogs. Thinking of maybe making a viv for them as i have a spare 24x24x18 tank!
Response: I bet they'd love it!
kacka rated for POSTCARD WITH NUMBERS on Jan 13, 2018
5
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Comment: thank you for an interesting card:)

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Comments

KSENiA on Jan 31, 2018:

Thank you for sanding my postcard back. I love Nara's art. I was so glad to find this postcard in Paris, and now I am even mpre glad to have it written.

MuddyPuddle on Jan 5, 2018:

Got my second postcard back from you....thanks so much!

simcoe54 on Dec 22, 2017:

The disney postcard for my daughter arrived today. Thanks, she loves it.

sabbysteg on Dec 20, 2017:

Hi there, I received a cool Disney castle cut out postcard today! Thank you!

simcoe54 on Dec 19, 2017:

Disney RAK - Thanks for the lovely Disney pc.

MuddyPuddle on Dec 15, 2017:

Thanks so much for sending my postcard back! Happy Holidays...they're almost here..... :)

user6937 on Dec 11, 2017:

I've received the Disney pc - thank you! Thanks for your your note in the Xmas card, too :)

anicka22 on Dec 10, 2017:

Thank you so much for the cute Disney postcards. I am so sorry to read about your dog. Lots of love, Anicka

Hell0Z0mbie on Nov 21, 2017:

Lists are the asterisk at the beginning, and 2 spaces after the end of each line to do a line break!

simcoe54 on Jul 29, 2015:

Just received the lighthouse postcard. You mentioned that it is probably the most popular lighthouse in NC but surprisingly I didn't have a postcard of it so it is a new one for my collection. Thanks!!!

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