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caf1988

caf1988
Date Joined: June 19, 2015
Last Online: May 24, 2017
Birthday: October 21
Country: United States
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About Me

Our mailbox is located at the entrance to the neighborhood, so I check it once a week in winter and 2 to 3 times a week in summer. I rate swaps the same day I get them out of the mailbox.

I honestly don't notice that the swap you're sending is late until it's been on my sent page for over a month from the send date, but at that point I do send out messages to try to figure out what happened. I refrain from rating 1 until I want to clear out my sent page, IF there's been no communication.

If you want me to run out and check my mailbox immediately for your swap, just send me a message. I really don't mind the walk when I know there's something better than junk mail in it!

Edit:....How did this get bolded?!? I think its the "underline" I had intended to separate sections and had actually typed! I'll leave it just so people who aren't good at coding (like myself) can see a new trick ☺

My day job is doing bindery at a print shop (everything after a job is printed).

My hobbies are reading, writing letters (snail-mail), and doing simple, quick crafts. I love to make cards. I studied history and environmental science in college and I love to learn new things.

While I'm not picky about what I receive, I do have a preference for stationary items (notecards, paper, envelopes, stickers, etc), small notions that can be used to decorate handmade cards (die cuts, washi tape, ribbon, rhinestones, buttons, glitter glue, etc), or anything else that can get my crafting juices flowing.

I'm interested in typography and would love to receive interesting labels (from wine or beer bottles, for example, though the sky's the limit) and other ephemera. I don't drink alcohol in any form (I don't care for the taste), so please only send the labels! smile

I have recently started a love affair with fountain pens and would love to receive some cool ink samples!

Or a favorite book--I'm always looking for new authors to read (any and all genres)! Articles ripped out of magazines are cool, too!

I don't have a use for "Post-It" type sticky paper. I don't drink tea or coffee.

ATCs are always welcome! As is any kind of artwork. I have very diverse taste in art.

My favorite color is orange.

I like fairies, but not the Tinker Bell type. I prefer them to be more realistic rather than cartoon-y. I love anything nature oriented.

My husband drives a tow truck, so I'm intrigued by any towing related items you may find. While we like Tow Mater, I'd rather see vintage trucks rather than cartoons.

Some of my fandoms are Doctor Who, Star Trek (particularly Voyager), and pretty much anything that is a reworking of a fairy tale (I LOVE Once Upon a Time). Oddly enough, I really get excited about fan created art/cosplay even when I don't know and/or care about the original source ☺.

As a favor to me (it's not required!), please write the name of the swap and your username somewhere on the outside of the envelope. This just makes my life easier when I'm sorting the mail. Thanks!

Christmas List

These are items that I'd be super excited to receive regardless of the swap parameters. A single one will warrant a 5 and a Heart rating from me.

*Paper Punches (any size or shape and they need not be new, just in good working order)

*Rubber/Clear Stamps (particularly words) and ink pads (all colors).

Thanks!

Pen Pals

I'm always looking for new pen pals! I like long chatty letters about anything and everything. Feel free to ask me any questions you like. Sorry, no men, please.

I swap FBs and the like (slams, bags, etc), but ONLY in small quantities (less than $1 in postage).

I have a huge roll of double sided sticky foam (1/8th inch thick). This stuff is great for making dimensional crafts! If you would like some of it, send me a SASE and I'll fill it up for you. The size of the pieces will be awkward because the roll is awkward, but I'm aiming for them to be generally A2 sized (because this is the size backer I have the most of). There may be smaller pieces, but I will try to keep them as large as possible given my resources and the size of the envelope I'm filling. The only limit to how much you can get is the amount of postage on your envelope and probably the size of your envelope, since this stuff is relatively light. The SASE must use US postage, but international folks are welcome to the foam!

Ratings

SwissChallet rated for Handmade Stationary #1 on May 21, 2017
5
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Comment: Thanks for the cool stationery kit, Cathy! I especially like Flaubert quote you found :-)
camilleaf rated for the bucket list-newbie friendly on May 21, 2017
5
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Comment: Thank you for the detailed bucket list and really envieonmental article! Both really interesting--good luck on your bucket list!
LadySunshine rated for FAST Swap - get/improve ratings on May 19, 2017
5
rating
Comment: Thank you for everything!
Akanksha23 rated for Alphabet Fun: Washi B on May 18, 2017
5
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Comment: Loved the washis.. thank u!
5
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Comment: Thank you for the awesome swap. big big heart for you.
5
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Comment: Thank you :-)
user3654 rated for FAST Swap - get/improve ratings on May 15, 2017
5
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Comment: Thank you for the notecards. I loved the one with the pink floral/glittery paper!
tmarlo rated for caf1988 and tmarlo swap on May 15, 2017
5
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Comment: Today I got your parcel it arrived well thank you so much.
5
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Comment: thank you. i'll get them signed and passed along
Onibah3 rated for Paper Destash May 2017 on May 13, 2017
5
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Comment: Thank you
Ace330660 rated for Paper Destash May 2017 on May 12, 2017
5
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Comment: Thanks for all of the nice papers !
5
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Comment: Your bucket list reflects a big heart and lots of ambition. Thank you for sharing and I wish you much success in your endeavors.
DorothyH rated for the bucket list-newbie friendly on May 6, 2017
5
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Comment: I think I may have mistaken you with another bucket list swapper, your names are very similar. I think i need to thank you for the washi tape that came along with your bucket list. So sorry for rating you so late - your list came a long time ago but i confused you with someone who's list just came today. Thanks again
m3i5 rated for the bucket list-newbie friendly on May 5, 2017
5
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Comment: Hi Cathy! Thank you so much for your extra surprise stamps in the envelope, they are beautiful, as are the ones on the envelope, I love it! Wish you success and fun in fullfilling your bucketlist and keep up the good work on your body :)
tcornell rated for Travelling letter #6 on May 1, 2017
5
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Comment: Thank you for your lovely letter and the surprise envie of goodies as well :)
marlak2008 rated for Swap-Bot Book Club March 2017 on May 1, 2017
5
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Comment: Thank you for such a great letter about the book. I really enjoyed your insights!
jaimiemarcotte rated for Send anything #34 on Apr 28, 2017
5
rating
Comment: Thank you!!
Pink74 rated for Random envie #4 on Apr 27, 2017
5
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Comment: Thanks for the goodies .
Fabriqueen rated for Happy Little Notecards #28 on Apr 25, 2017
5
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Comment: Thank you so much! I love reading your note. I can't tell you half the stupid questions I've had over the years working retail. (38 yrs.) With each one you think "nobody will ever top this one!" but then tomorrow is another day and guess what. There's always one to top the last one. LOL! I had one call the other day and ask if we sold Bibles. I work at a Bible Bookstore. Hello! Hugs, Diane
CraftyCathy31 rated for Send anything #34 on Apr 22, 2017
5
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Comment: I liked them all and the decorated envie! TXS

Rating Overview

Overall Hearts Stars Hosted
5.0000 82 5 6
Completed Fives Threes Ones
79 97 0 0
Type 1 Type 2 Type 3 Uncategorized
0 55 24 0
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Comments

jaimierandolph on Jan 7, 2017:

Profile Check for Any kind of washi !!!! Welcome to the swap!

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