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animal87x

animal87x
Date Joined: July 21, 2017
Last Online: September 19, 2017
Birthday: August 22
Country: United States
My Etsy Store

About Me

I just started a group if anyone is interested It's called Paper and it's open to serious, fun, reliable and quick swappers who don't forget to rate. Please join if you fit these criteria.

I love animals, I have two rescue dogs, a rescue cat, and a bunny. Most of my time is spent being lazy with them. Spend lots of time being an animal advocate, which is why my friends nicknamed me Animal. My user name is an homage to lab animals everywhere. I love paper crafting, not a day goes by that I am not making something "artsy" or learning something new to try. I love taking pictures, my camera is practically attached to me. I have a full time job, a sometimes job and recently opened an Etsy store I hope to expand on as well. I like creepy things and cute things and basically anything with skulls on it.

Favorite Music

I'm very eclectic especially when it comes to my music taste! I listen to just about anything and everything, but lately feel "old" as I have not been keeping up with current songs/artist, which I feel horrible about as I used to promote bands locally and online YEARS ago. I feel like a fraud as I lived in Austin (the dying "Live Music Capital") my entire life until about 8 months ago. Most tuned to Radio stations: Country 80's pop Alternative/Rock but I do listen to EVERYTHING! Feel free to give me suggestions on what you're listening to right now :)

Favorite Television

I do my best not to watch TV but sometimes I get sucked in, I watch Doctor Who, Orphan Black, a lot of HGTV and crime shows. My husband watches a lot of car shows and hes got me watching Americas Got Talent lately.

Favorite Books

I love anything art/craft realated that I can get inspiration from. I also love books on crime, steampunk, mystery, etc. Sadly I collect books more than actually read them.

I also rescue books from a terrible fate and give them new life in the journals I make for myself and my Etsy shop.

Favorite Crafts

Making handmade journals and art books. I love to scrapbook; art journal, I work on at least 4 books at a time; paint; collage, probably one of my oldest and favorite things to do; making journals and planner charms for my Etsy shop.

Likes

TOP LIKES: Skulls (all styles- realistic-cartoony) and BUNNIES. Other Likes: Mammoth, Elephant, Rhinosorous, Scarab Beetles, Jelly Fish, steampunk, arts/crafts, sparkly/shiny things, "dark" things, happy things, dried flowers, hand drawn things, unique images, random photos, vintage things, new things, robots, dinosaurs, space, stars, aliens, anything HALLOWEEN (at any time of the year), glitter, confetti, sequence, unique packaging, decoupage papers, cool tissue paper designs, anything animal related, small toys (under 2 inches), zines, used stamps especially from other countries.... Favorite colors: Pink, Gray, Black, Green

HAVE Deco Books ♥ YOU WANT TO SEND ALONG? THROW IT IN ALONG WITH ANOTHER SWAP!

POSTCARDS: NAKED! - dont know what to write? Weird facts are cool! the more random the better, not to fond of touristy cards but I know how hard it can be to find cool ones.

Dislikes

Please do not send any food/drink items (as I don't drink tea or coffee and rarely if ever consume items from strangers unless its cake, candy or pizza haha), religious items (though holiday items are ok), TRASH - receipts (unless hand written or vintage, no heat printed receipts please I have plenty of my own I need to keep track of)... Ribbon (unless its skull/Halloween etc. related) I have soo much...if you want to trade for something you think I might like MSG me please.

I am not easily offended, unless you're threatening animals, then I'm likely to report you to the ASPCA and your local authorities.

The Fine Print

I love HEARTS!! It is always my goal to get a heart from you, if you feel otherwise please let me know. That being said, if I have an option of sending a PC naked or in an envelope, I will send naked because that makes me happy (sorry I'm weird y'all!).

I will send swaps on time unless I'm dead or imprisoned, so if you don't get my swap check the jail or the obits then let my family know!

☹️ I would probably join more swaps if everyone stopped requiring tea packets! 😝

I will RATE as soon as I get my mail from you and hope you would kindly do the same as that lets me know you recieved what I sent.

PLEASE try to write the name of the swap somewhere on the outside of the the envelope/package it helps me when rating. It would be greatly appreciated. I always try to do the same as it also helps me with keeping my outgoing mail straight! Thank you!!

Please message me here if needed as opposed to email if you are able as I typically only check my email if im looking for something specific.

Ratings

5
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Comment: Hey Valerie, I wanted to give you a heads up that what you sent is not really what I would consider a deco book. We can discuss this further by PM, but yours had taped together glossy ad cardboard as pages with a note to decorate one side only as a postcard so pages could be pulled out and used in future swaps. Normally deco books are bound permanently so as to be kept in book form. Swap requirements were a bit vague so I am rating you a 5 for this, but I would make sure to do a bound handmade book that will stay together for future deco swaps you participate in.
Response: What I sent meets the swap bot definition of a deco book, which you posted in the swap so I wont repeat it here. The book is bound properly, I dont quite see how its your concern with what I do with my book when it is returned to me anyway. Had I worded it as "design your dream post card" would we even be having this conversation? I am sorry you are on such a high horse about this. I joined swap bot as a hobby in which I get to express my creativity and I believe I am doing just that. It saddens me that you felt the need to brandish me (publicly or at all) and even consider rating me down for something so trivial! I added a spot for those who wish to pass, If you didnt like my theme, you should have written your name there and sent it along. I seriously hope that you do not go around berrating people on this site, I would hope that someone who hosts a swap could have the decency to be respectful and helpful if you thought someone did not understand a swap instead of being so critical! I do not see anything wrong with my book, please feel free to return it so I can pass it along to someone who would consider it a fun challenge to work on. Thank you!
katiepumpkin rated for WIYM: Big Senders Choice PC on Sep 19, 2017
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Comment: Love the postcard thank you!
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Comment: Thank you for this most wonderful package of really beautiful images and the handmade book of stamped images as well. What a treat!
Response: So glad you liked it!!
WicKeDGlitTEr rated for WIYM: Big Senders Choice PC on Sep 18, 2017
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Comment: I love the fun postcard thank you!
Response: happy you liked it! :)
fairiebutterfly rated for Who LOVES Happy Mail #3 on Sep 18, 2017
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Comment: Love everything!
Response: That's good to hear! :)
mariewilliams810 rated for Decos for DAYS #1 on Sep 18, 2017
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Comment: Thanks
Response: Glad you got them, I hope to see you in future Decos for DAYS swaps! <3
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Comment: wow! that was fast! love the message in your zine and I also love what you did to the edges of it! thanks for all of the lovely tags! I will definetly use them! ( actually needed a tag two days ago.)
Response: Glad you liked the zine I went for the feel of the original with the ripped edge as it was torn out of a book :)
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Comment: Thank you Valerie. Hope that you have a great week.
Response: You're welcome! Hope to swap more decos with you :)
breethefrog rated for Art Zine - Mixed Media on Sep 18, 2017
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Comment: I like how each page had its own message and then a threaded message. Very pretty zine.
Response: Glad you liked it <3
goinjenny rated for WIYM: Big Senders Choice PC on Sep 18, 2017
5
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Comment: Thank you
Response: you are very welcome :)
angeliccat15 rated for Horse Postcard Swap on Sep 18, 2017
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Response: Thank you for taking the time to rate <3
Rosekoala02 rated for Deco Books - International on Sep 17, 2017
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Comment: cute deco! :)
Response: Thank you! I am glad it made it to you, I cant wait to see what everyone creates!
denisedecker58 rated for Halloween Card Swap on Sep 17, 2017
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Comment: Thank you so much for the wonderful swap! I loved the card and all the enclosures! Hope you have a great time celebrating your anniversary this Halloween!
Response: Youre welcome, so happy that you liked it! and thank you we will :)
Letterwithlove rated for 3 Things In An Envelope #6 on Sep 17, 2017
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Comment: Loved everything so much i sent you something back.
Response: So glad you loved it, but that is unnecessary, a great rate is all need! :)
aprilivy rated for Halloween Card Swap on Sep 16, 2017
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Comment: Thank you so much :)
Response: you are very welcome! :)
SuZignomeMoM rated for EH ~~ Time to Travel on Sep 16, 2017
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Comment: ♥ A FEW extra? Lol I think you are funny. I really loved them ALLLLLLLLL. Thank you very much. I am so glad I made this swap.
Response: :) glad you loved it!
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Comment: Thank you!
Response: very welcome
Cleo101 rated for Join 9/12, Send PC 9/13-US on Sep 16, 2017
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Comment: Thank you for the postcard and the memory of your time there!
Response: absolutely! YW!
Ryleighsmom rated for Halloween Card Swap on Sep 16, 2017
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Comment: Your card is super cute! Thank you!
Response: Glad you liked it!! you are very welcome
Rabbitfreedom rated for Halloween Card Swap on Sep 16, 2017
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Comment: Thanks for the funny card! Happy Halloween and Happy Anniversary!
Response: youre welcome and thank you :)