UPDATED PROFILE 9/1/2021
My name is Stephanie, She/her. I am in my late 30's, reside in Florida with my soulmate/life partner/forever fiancé of 9 years & two wild but mostly pleasant children. I have 17pets/livestock, a decent garden, and a property that needs a ton of work constantly. I do it all on my own; strong women unite. Sometimes juggling that with the kids and household duties can be daunting and some days I don't make it inside until 7/8 pm when all I want to do is shower and watch 30 minutes of tv then pass out. XD Because of this, I mostly join less involved/less time consuming/craft heavy swaps. But when I have some free time I do enjoy paper crafting and creating things like friendship folders for my penpals especially. My favorite holiday is Halloween. I love all things spooky and strange.
Lately I have been having fun swapping sticker bags, sticker books & slams, label bags, and most other types of bags especially goodie, ephemera, washi, book pages, etc. I enjoy washi decos and sticker decos. If there are other types of decos I'd love to try my hand at them so please feel free to send them my way. I am no longer interested in signing FB's or sheets but will pass them along if they're allowed/required in the swap I join. I won't be joining in on any FB/sheets only swaps moving forward though. and no x-slips please. Feel free to message me if you'd like to do a private swap for bags or decos.
I am currently caught up on penpal replies!
I ALWAYS send & I always rate, usually on the day I've received. If I have somehow missed rating you, please message me and I will fix it promptly. I will always angel any swaps I have hosted if you have been flaked on, and said flaker will be banned from joining in on any future swaps I may host as well.
I re-use/recycle packaging and usable craft materials and I hope you do the same! =D
I had a short lived obsession with the Twilight Saga & founded a group called Twihards that was active 2010-2011. The group is still open, but not active.
As of 2021, I have moved back to paper crafting. I bullet journal and also use a travelers notebook that I enjoy decorating. I made my first simple junk journal in a fairy tale/kingdoms/fantasy theme in early 2021 and the pages are much too pretty to decorate. XD Vintage themed is my current favorite for journaling & stickers but I also love kawaii and other things. My letters will slow down when its busy seasons for me (usually beginning of summer, parts of fall and winter) but I will always respond.I typically respond within a month, sometimes 2 depending on how busy life is at the time. I do enjoy swapping flat goodies like stickers (I currently receive stickii, four bears and pipsticks... I'm a bit addicted to stickers!!!), papers, and washi samples, etc, and I enjoy longer letters. If you receive a letter from me it will usually be 2 pages or longer.
(Update 2021:) My sisters no longer participate in swap-bot but I'm keeping the links here for personal reasons.
Updated to 2021!: I now have a preteen kiddo and a little boy
What they would like to receive: Anime anything! Stickers! Super cute plushies or anime plushies Anything sky, cloud, or starry Notepads or notebooks
My son: All things LEGO, Mario themed, Minecraft and more! Stickers Small toys Plushies
My other half: Enjoys baseball, football, the weather, video games & video game accessories, & wrestling entertainment. Anything wrestling entertainment. He holds a plethora of knowledge about it.
Stickers. ALL the stickers. I love them, My kids love them.
Stationery (Decorated letter pages and envie, even if it's printed by you)
Pirate themed ANYTHING, especially flat items for a junk journal
Ledger paper, written on or not/vintage or not
Any interesting papers except magazine pages that are thin.
Paper Tags (like Classiky brand), or any others with a pretty border
Fairytale, kingdom, or fantasy themed items for a junk journal
Steampunk items, especially printed papers, images, & metal gears
Book pages in any language. Points for Russian and German especially!
Vintage looking paper, sticker, etc items (doesn't have to be actual vintage).
Die cut papers. I love them.
Colors: I love solids, darker colors & neutrals especially. Red and black being my favorite colors. I also love the opposite end of the spectrum, with pink blue and purple together being one of my favorite combination of colors. I'm not a huge lover of pastels but most of my penpals and friends are.
Animals: I love realistic looking over cartoon/kid themed animals. My favorites are dolphins, tigers, pandas, koalas, & frogs. Woodland creatures too.
Holidays: Halloween is my favorite. I love all things spooky, strange, dark... Christmas is my least favorite. My mother was a Christmas Around the World Rep when I was growing up so Christmas was everywhere, all the time. Easter is my second favorite holiday. I love Spring.
I'm not fond of Hello Kitty & my daughter has outgrown it as well. I do like the other Sanrio characters. I love ghosts, anything halloween or gothic or witchy, vintage styles, pastels, dark colors (from one end of the spectrum to the other!) I keep name brand kawaii separate from others so I don't mix them up & would appreciate if you did the same. I used to collect licensed kawaii and sell mixed sets on my etsy but don't have the same passion for it as I once used to. I have an entire box full of deco/pvc tape and hear that it's difficult to find these days so if you'd like some samples, message me if you'd like to do a swap. I'd happily take non-kawaii paper items (especially vintage style) in exchange for the deco Samples (not full rolls). Tenorikuma, Rilakuma, Badtz-Maru, Kutusita Nyanko, Sentimental Circus & Monokuro Boo are my favorite characters.
I truly appreciate swaps & the effort everyone puts into putting them together, & I am easily pleased. With that being said, I do not want things that smell like smoke. I do not want to receive religious items, pamphlets, etc. Above all, do not send me racist or political items.
Sticker dislikes: Please do not send me reward, teacher, planner, kid themed (unless they are extras for my kids), dog stickers (unless it happens to be a full sheet of Shiba Inu), no cutesie animal stickers (unless they are kawaii flakes), no Lisa Frank unless it's as an extra. I can buy a book of 8 sheets of LF stickers for $1 and would prefer not to receive them for swaps. Dollar store sticker sheets. They don't have the quality of most stickers and lose their stickiness quickly & end up falling off of paper.
I love things that you took precious time from your life to make. Handmade things are the best gifts because time is the most valuable thing there is in my eyes.
I love tea. Packaged or loose. Send me your favorite homegrown tea recipe please! I am growing my own herbs and tea plants. Black, herbal, I enjoy it all.
I enjoy some dramas, historical dramas, romantic comedies, etc from time to time but rarely watch tv.
I am an avid reader. I read every single night before bed. I love fantasy, YA, and some horror. Reading has been a passion of mine since I was a small child & with all of the interests and hobbies I have ever tried and given up on, reading is the one thing that has consistently stuck with me, throughout my life. Lately I have been reading webtoons instead of novels.
Music: I have what I've been told is eclectic taste. In my opinion, I just enjoy a bit of music from many different genres. I would love if you send me a playlist as an extra in any swap. I am always searching for hidden gems & music I haven't heard yet (ie:stuff you don't hear on the radio!). Send me your playlist!
I HAVE ANGELED:
I have not been rated for a whole bunch of swaps sadly. I used to link them here but my profile is long enough & it's a waste of time. Please rate your partners. They put a lot of time and effort into the swaps you receive. Why is this so difficult for people to do?
I have 2 dogs in my home so the occasional hair may catch on a piece of tape but I try my best to maintain a clean crafting space
Smoke free home!
Don't forget to rate!
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