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caf1988

caf1988
Date Joined: June 19, 2015
Last Online: August 16, 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!

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 โ˜บ.

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).

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

Crazyneko rated for Mystery Q&A - 50 on Aug 17, 2017
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Comment: Thanks for your mail! Im absolutely loving the extras that you send :D
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Comment: Thank you!
Loubeth rated for Notecard w/Tuck-In, 10 USA Partners on Aug 16, 2017
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Comment: I enjoyed reading your letter and also enjoyed the washi tape. I hope your husband made it home ok. Thanks for a fun swap!
babedoll58 rated for 3 Things In An Envelope #5 on Aug 16, 2017
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Comment: Thank you for the pretty papers and the stationery๐Ÿ˜€
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Comment: Thanks for the Washi tape. I like the yellow flowered ones very much. I hope you figure out your route and yes, we are going to Madras Oregonto see the eclipse at 100percent. I think it is 4 hour drive. Us and 45,000 other people. ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚
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Comment: I think there are a lot of public figures who have two sides. One they are willing to show and one who they maybe really are. Kind of sad. Thanks for the cool card and the washi.
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Comment: Thank you for the notecard & tuck in! I am excited to hear that you liked that movie! It's on our 'to see' list!
kathiann rated for Notecard w/Tuck-In, 10 USA Partners on Aug 12, 2017
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Comment: Thank you for the long thoughtful letter. Having recently completed my masters degree, I applaud your efforts to go back to school. Good luck with getting your husband to quit smoking. I've done some work with addicts of all sorts, and the thing to keep in mind it "people, places, things". If he's still hanging with the same smoking buddies, and still going to the shops he gets his cigarettes at and still doing the same activities he used to do while mindlessly smoking, he is going to keep smoking, and his cravings will never go away. Good luck!
Lonestarchild rated for SSUSA: Papers on Aug 10, 2017
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Comment: WOWZA! So MANY MANY great papers. Can't wait to play with these! Thank you so much for such a generous swap!!!
Sherry71 rated for Send Anything: June -USA- on Aug 5, 2017
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Comment: Cathy, I am so sorry it has taken me so long to rate you. I love everything you have sent me. Thank you so much. Have an amazing day!
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Comment: Boy do I feel lucky to have been one of your partners! I just love all the things you chose for me. Thank you for the time, love and generosity you put into the swap!
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Comment: Thank you so much for the amazing items you sent! I loved the Harry Potter paper and Alice diecut especially. Did you make the envelopes inside? They are wonderful. :)
Kraftylady777 rated for Uplifting Article Swap on Aug 5, 2017
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Comment: Thank you for the article and washi. I can't wait to read the article.
Sola79 rated for QUICK craft paper swap #93 on Aug 4, 2017
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Comment: Lovely papers, thank you so much :D
Johndeeregurl44 rated for Quick Label Bag Swap #7 on Jul 30, 2017
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Comment: Thank you for the swap!
dearchelsie rated for PICK LUCKY 7 #21 USA ! on Jul 29, 2017
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Comment: Thank you for all the wonderful goodies. I love the diecuts, note cards, and envelopes. I can't wait to use them. =)
Sazza rated for SSUSA: Christmas in July Quick Swap on Jul 28, 2017
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Comment: I love all the different Christmas stuff you sent, but especially the homemade cards! Adorable!!! Thank you for the thematic decorated envie, too. :D You really went above and beyond on everything, thank you! I appreciate your participation and awesome sending. :) Happy Christmas in July!
juhninja rated for Goodies 4 ME & YOU!!!! End July on Jul 27, 2017
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Comment: Thank you for all my goodies! Awesome envie.
whytewillow rated for Send Anything: July -USA- on Jul 24, 2017
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Comment: Thanks so much for the sweet assortment of goodies. I'm sure I will put them to good use.
zippyzappy rated for Alphabet Fun: Washi F on Jul 23, 2017
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jaimierandolph on Jan 7, 2017:

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

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