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caf1988

caf1988
Date Joined: June 19, 2015
Last Online: May 27, 2020
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).

If you'd like to cover the cost of a flat rate box for some paper goods, please send me a PM. I have access to a ton of random paper from work and I hate the idea of recycling it (I can make notepads or leave sheets loose, any size). Plus, I have a large stash of stuff I've made (notecards and envelopes) and will never use. Just let me know what you'd like and I'll see what I have/can find. Obscure requests encouraged :-).

My hobbies are reading, writing letters (snail-mail), and doing simple, quick crafts. I love to make cards and am dabbling in mailart and atcs. I studied history and environmental science at the University of Virginia, College 2011 (Yep, I'm still pissed!) and I love to learn new things.*

I'm a duckpin bowler (bonus points if you know what this is!)

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. Cling/Clear Stamps (particularly flowers or animals) and ink pads (all colors).

I like all kinds of postcards.

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

My favorite color is orange.

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

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, particularly flowers, bees, and mushrooms. I'm totally into gnomes right now.

Articles cut out of magazines are cool, too!

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.

My dad (coworker) runs the letterpress at the print shop we work at. If you have a cut (type/image for lack of a better explanation of the term) for something that'd look good on a 4x6 postcard or similar size notecard, and would like to see it printed, drop me a message.

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

If you're writing a letter or postcard to me and aren't sure what to write, I enjoy hearing about your local current or not so current events/drama (good, bad, or ugly it's all social history to me), whatever your current paasion/obsession is (watching an unhealthy amount of reality tv? Been there!), or a favorite book recommendation--I'm always looking for new authors to read (any and all genres)!

I have no food allergies and am game to try any unique snacks you may want to send. I am game to try any new flavors of tea. Hubby likes instant coffee.

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.

(From above)*I'm particularly interested in "social history" which is the stories of individual people and their interaction with bigger events. I don't care for "military history" which looks at the intricacies of how a specific battle was fought. I like politics from the perspective of why people think what they do, rather than the wheeling and dealing to implement policy; I'm fascinated by the academics rather than trying to change opinions. The world is a fascinating place and I enjoy looking for that "awkward" point where two similar people disagree and where two dissimilar people can find agreement.

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).

Administrative 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.

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!

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!

I once got a 1 because Swap Bot 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

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Comment: Thanks so much for the awesome envelopes!
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Comment: Thank you!! I wrote something similar for my #88 prompt. It would be nice to know some true facts :) Take care.
Whovian487 rated for General FB swap on May 26, 2020
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Comment: Thanks for the great assortment of fbs. Iโ€™ll be passing these on shortly.
ReginaDrago rated for Friendship Sheet Swap #174 on May 25, 2020
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Comment: Thank you for the FS! I already passed them on!
jinxspinx rated for Get your bags moving! #22 on May 23, 2020
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Comment: Thank you!! I will play and pass along. Cute card too!!
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Comment: Thanks for the fun washi!
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Comment: Thanks for the notecards! I really like the hot air balloon card!
MailLover69 rated for Sticker Bags Across the USA #1 on May 17, 2020
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Hunbun rated for 4 Handmade Envies - USA on May 16, 2020
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Comment: Thanks for the lovely envelopes!
Johndeeregurl44 rated for Friendship Sheet Swap #175 on May 14, 2020
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Comment: Thank you for the friendship sheets.
MailArtbyJac rated for Bags, Bags, Bags, #7 on May 14, 2020
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Comment: Thanks!
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Comment: thank you for the items and cute stationary :D
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Comment: Love all the different papers. They are not my normal colors. That's what makes them great. Thank you.
MorgueStudies201 rated for Washi sample extravaganza on May 7, 2020
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Comment: Thank you so much! I canโ€™t wait to use these!
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Comment: Thank you for the fun items! Stay healthy and happy swapping!!
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Comment: Thank you. The postcard is pretty.
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Comment: Great items you picked for me and thank you for the thoughtful 3 of hearts ^+^
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Comment: Thank you for send the notecard, I will pass it on the next round and also thank you for the post card.
cmalaina rated for Books, Bags, Sheets Mini Swap #5 on Apr 30, 2020
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Comment: Will pass along in the next around

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Comments

theevidenceisme on May 5, 2020:

Thank you so much for the Rak of used postage stamps! They will make a great addition to my project.

manders2280 on May 2, 2020:

Thank you for the A6 envelopes. These will keep me going for a while. Now I'm curious about what's on that back flap! Thank you for covering them.

pkpeace on Apr 20, 2020:

Thanks for the great postcards WW~ April

LadyJo on Apr 17, 2020:

Thank you so very very much for the awesome handmade envies, postcards, and labels! Just so perfect for my April WW wishes! Take care!

grammypammy on Apr 17, 2020:

WW ~ April

Thank you for the beautiful handmade envelopes and Washi sample! I appreciate you granting my wishes!

Hugs, Pam

kiddomerriweather on Apr 7, 2020:

Thank you for the April WW! I love the note cards. They are so pretty. I really needed them.

OrigamiGrace on Apr 3, 2020:

Have a great weekend!!

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lambchoppy on Feb 29, 2020:

New swap up if you're interested!

Sticker PC Swap #17 - USA ONLY

susieq11 on Feb 13, 2020:

I received your wishes for WW February today - they are awesome!!! The handmade envelopes are perfect and such nice paper/designs! Also love the Snoopy and Peanuts calendar pages, yay!!! Thank you for granting my wishes and making it a happy mail day!!! : D

kiddomerriweather on Feb 8, 2020:

Thank you for the February WW! These letter sets will definitely come in handy for InCoWriMo! I'm already waaaayyy ahead of myself thanks to insomnia. LOL!

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