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caf1988

caf1988
Date Joined: June 19, 2015
Last Online: August 14, 2018
Birthday: October 21
Country: United States
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About Me

I'm looking to have a private swap for clear/cling stamps. I have 2 small sets that aren't my style (baby and shoes/purses) and am looking for some nature themed ones in exchange (flowers, insects, etc). PM me if you are interested!

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 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.

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.

*JAN 1, 2018: I'm already starting on Christmas presents for 2018! I'm making Ornaments and I was shocked that 4 days after Christmas (I.e. this past Friday) Michaels had NO thin Christmas ribbon (eighth to half inch) on their clearance shelf! So, if you have any in your stash that you'd like to part with (any length, any color, preferably not plastic/curling ribbon) this year, I'd be more than grateful! Any other items that you'd think would work for ornaments (buttons, stickers, die cuts, etc) would also be appreciated!

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).

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.

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

theladyjessica rated for 🌻 NH: Colour Swap YELLOW on Aug 1, 2018
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Comment: Hey there, thanks so much for the washi and other yellow things! And for the nice mini letter. It made me smile! I can relate to your phone problems. I have an old flip phone too and it breaks up my incoming texts and sends them in the wrong order like puzzle pieces. LOL
msjoana75 rated for 2 x 3 Friendship Book Swap #2 on Jul 29, 2018
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Comment: Thank you so much for your wonderful swap.
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Comment: Thanks for all of the pretty washi tape samples!
Rimbar rated for Bags R Moving!!—US only on Jul 23, 2018
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Comment: 7/23/2018-Ty ever so much for moving some of your bags and for joining this swap. Happy swapping.
dalbright rated for 2 x 3 Friendship Book Swap #2 on Jul 23, 2018
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Comment: Cathy, thank you for the swap-I always appreciate N&N FBs! Your handwriting is lovely. Take care! 😘❤️Debbie
sweetgypsy rated for 50 stamped images on Jul 18, 2018
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Comment: Thanks for the cute images.
mermaidery rated for FS ~ Photography Scavenger Hunt on Jul 17, 2018
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Comment: Thank you :) I'm currently watching Once Upon A Time, but I think I'll check out Doctor Who :)
milamilamura rated for FS ~ Photography Scavenger Hunt on Jul 13, 2018
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Comment: Hi Cathy! I loved your pictures, thanks for sharing them with me! It was a lot of fun to see so much nature and loved the street art you found around your area. I absolutely loved the tiny park (I can definitely see myself throwing a tiny party there lol) and the bridge with the bench, gorgeous! Thanks for taking me with you on such a fun tour!
ChrisAnne rated for FS ~ Photography Scavenger Hunt on Jul 12, 2018
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Comment: I loved my tour of Smithfield. There is so much beauty and fun to be had. The narrow park is beautiful!
mrscharlesallen rated for OSS: Postcard Plus on Jul 9, 2018
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Comment: Thank you for the post card, I needed one from Virginia...
aramos0714 rated for 50 stamped images on Jul 5, 2018
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Comment: Thank you for the stamped images.
JenniferJo rated for Slam and fb swap on Jun 22, 2018
5
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Comment: Thank you!
Fabriqueen rated for Set of 5 Supplies Swap #6 on Jun 20, 2018
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Comment: Thank you so much for all the wonderful goodies! Hugs, Diane
gabism rated for AFBSI: 5 label bags INTL on Jun 19, 2018
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Comment: Thank you!
CHOWEFACE rated for P&M Mystery Postcard Swap on Jun 18, 2018
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Comment: I actually like all the ones you sent! I finally have a Nova Scotia card now!
myancey rated for P&M 2 blind 2 see postcard swap 1 on Jun 18, 2018
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Comment: Thanks so much! funny thing is that I received a coles bay from another swapper to. have a great day cathy!
PurpleEars rated for AFBSI: 5 slams on Jun 18, 2018
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Comment: Thank you for the slams, and the excess slams! <3 Also thank you for the excess!
AnitaHames rated for HC- Yellow is the theme on Jun 15, 2018
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Comment: Thank you for the pretty yellow card!
piratecaptainmo rated for BMG: Zentangle mushroom on Jun 14, 2018
5
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Comment: Thank you. How cool that I get to receive your first zentangle!

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Comments

JuneRosebud on Aug 13, 2018:

Hi Cathy! Received an envelope of hand made note cards today; thank you so much for sharing your cute de-stash with me=)

mgallardo68 on Jul 31, 2018:

Hello!! I just got today, my Destash RAK INTL envie! Thank you so much!! ♥♥

Mye on Jul 28, 2018:

Hi Cathy! Thank you very much for the envelope of used postage stamps you sent me for your Destash RAK! They arrived safely and I love them! Will have fun time sorting and organising them :)

wombatlady on Jul 27, 2018:

Thank you so much for the awesome stamp RAK! I love them!

TeaP on Jul 25, 2018:

Thanks so much for the FBs RAK.

RooBaRoo on Jul 24, 2018:

Thank you for the envelopes, & the stickers & stationery :) I & my daughter will be able to use them :)

kiddomerriweather on Jul 21, 2018:

I got the used stamps from your Destash RAK and they are PERFECT!!! I can send all of them to the disabled vets. Thank you so much. I really appreciate you.

marinda on Jul 19, 2018:

Thanks so very much for the handmade envies and notecards! 🤗 They are great. The envie with Easter dinner on it made me so hungry! LOL

crochetjunkie on Jul 14, 2018:

Thank you for the goodies from your Destash RAK! I appreciate it!!

user6937 on Jul 13, 2018:

Yesterday I received another wonderful package of Wacky stickers from you. Totally love these ones, too. THANK YOU!! I didn't realize you could do puzzles with them; I'll see if I can complete one ;)

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