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caf1988

caf1988
Date Joined: June 19, 2015
Last Online: December 13, 2017
Birthday: October 21
Country: United States
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About Me

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 at the University of Virginia, Col 2011 (Yep, I'm pissed!) 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 have decided to go back to school to get a degree and license in elementary education. One of the ideas I have for a future lesson is a creative writing assignment utilizing a picture on a postcard for inspiration. Postcards for this can really feature anything, but people and settings would probably work best. These can be photographs, paintings, drawings....the sky is the limit! These postcards need to be blank (not written on).

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 recommendation--I'm always looking for new authors to read (any and all genres)! Articles cut 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.

I have no food allergies and am game to try any unique snacks you may want to send.

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 ā˜ŗ.

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).

*National Geographic or Smithsonian Magazines (or really any educational magazine). They don't have to be new, but can't have torn out pages and must be in generally good shape. This is for another future lesson.

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).

Administration Stuff

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!

1 once got a 1 because Swap Not lost the message the recipient sent me to say my envelope had never arrived. Please be kind and send a second message if you don't hear from me, especially if SB says I've read the message.

Ratings

piratejimbob87 rated for Friendship Book Swap #1 on Dec 7, 2017
5
rating
Comment: Thank you for the fbs! Will get them moving along :)
gabism rated for Friendship Book Swap #1 on Nov 29, 2017
5
rating
Comment: Thanks!
Beckstar rated for FB Swap #1 on Nov 28, 2017
5
rating
Comment: Thanks
AmandaThePenPal rated for 10 FBs November 2017 on Nov 26, 2017
5
rating
Comment: Thank you!
5
rating
 
Babycakesxo rated for Friendship Book Swap #1 on Nov 16, 2017
5
rating
Comment: I got your FBs thanks!
smartin85 rated for Friendship Book Swap #1 on Nov 16, 2017
5
rating
 
crystals3 rated for International SLAMS #4 on Nov 10, 2017
5
rating
Comment: Thank you for the slams!
swapwithrosa rated for FB Swap #3 on Nov 9, 2017
5
rating
 
swapwithrosa rated for FB Swap #2 on Nov 8, 2017
5
rating
 
phenley rated for Thanksgiving Bible Study on Oct 31, 2017
5
rating
Comment: Thank you and God bless!
petaluda rated for Friendship Books #A2 on Oct 27, 2017
5
rating
Comment: Thank you very much for the FBs and the stickers :)
whitetigercg rated for Friendship Books #A1 on Oct 6, 2017
5
rating
Comment: Thanks for the extra and the fb!!! Happy swapping
5
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Comment: Thanks for all the lovely items you sent, I liked everything!
5
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Comment: I apologize for the initial low rating on this swap. It was totally my mistake. If any coordinators have a problem letting you sign up for other swaps because of my error, please have them contact me and I will explain that it wasn't your fault.
Response: 9/30/17--So...I just looked through all my messages back to April (I never delete them) and I have ZERO unread messages and NONE from slckad. In other words, this is the FIRST time I'm learning about this and I shall be looking into fixing this issue. Edit. (9/30/17). Resend is already in the mail, but it looks like me and slckad are cool. ā˜ŗ Apparently Swap-Bot says messages are sent even though they're not. Beware folks, beware!
Wildchild rated for 10 FBs September 2017 on Sep 26, 2017
5
rating
 
travelgirlem rated for Send Anything: September -USA- on Sep 22, 2017
5
rating
Comment: Thank you Cathy! Loved all the goodies, especially the washi tape and birdies! The embellishments are perfect since I have run out of ideas for my bucket list page decor!
Beckstar rated for 10 FBs August 2017 on Sep 18, 2017
5
rating
Comment: thanks !
NotAllWhoWander rated for Friendship Book Swap #5 on Sep 18, 2017
5
rating
 
supersquirrel rated for Friendship Sheets #2 on Sep 15, 2017
5
rating
Comment: Hi - Thank you very much for the sheets. I'll get them passed along. THANK YOU for the playing cards!!! I recently decided to collect the "3 of hearts" (representing my 3 brothers) and you're the first to send them to me!!

Rating Overview

Overall Hearts Stars Hosted
5.0000 154 9 10
Completed Fives Threes Ones
140 177 0 0
Type 1 Type 2 Type 3 Uncategorized
0 86 54 0
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Comments

bluehairedmary on Dec 4, 2017:

Thank you so much for answering my question for the Postcard Question tag! What fun to be a part of the wedding! Happy swapping!

ladybugluvsstuff on Nov 27, 2017:

double sided sticky tape rak received. very nice to be able to cut piece needed, thanks šŸ˜ŠšŸž

ittybittykitty on Nov 25, 2017:

Thanks so much for the double sided sticky foam RAK! Iā€™m very excited to play with it!

user6937 on Nov 21, 2017:

Home > One-on-One Trades > Random Acts of Kindness > RAK--Double Sided Sticky Craft Foam: Thanks - it'll be nice to cut the size I want :)

fbresnah on Nov 16, 2017:

RAK - Received the double-sided foam. Thank you very much! This is exactly what I needed to make 3-d cards. Happy Holidays!

jaimierandolph on Jan 7, 2017:

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

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