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craftyAnnaLu

craftyAnnaLu
Date Joined: February 27, 2020
Last Online: July 2, 2020
Birthday: December 17
Country: United States
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About Me

My name is Anna. I'm 35 years old and I live in Eastern Ohio. I am an introvert and a daydreamer. I like cozy days inside when it rains, a good book, a hot cup of tea or coffee, and a cat on my lap. I have two cats: a large brown/grey tabby named Kenzie and a little black medium hair named Cinna. I also have a dog named Chloe. Her dad is part wolf, so she can be a handful. Ha!

I consider myself a creative person and I love to learn new skills. I have many hobbies, including crafting, scrapbooking, DIY, upcycling, crochet, penpaling, Postcrossing, cooking, baking, and watching tv/movies.

My favorite colors are greens, blues, and purples. But I enjoy interesting color combinations--especially ones incorporating grey. I prefer muted tones to bright or pastel colors, but there is a time and place for everything.

If you made it for me, I will love it! A handmade notecard, postcard, or gift is always A-Okay! I will not rate down even if the swap insists on store bought only. I appreciate you using your time and talents on me. There are so many creative and passionate people on this site! If you are making something for me, and it will take longer than the swap allows, let me know so I don't think you flaked. I don't mind waiting for a handmade item.

If you are sending to me I would really appreciate it if you tell me in your note where you live. I love seeing all the places you all are sending from! And, if possible, if you're going to the post office to mail your swap, could you ask for the round postmark for your postcards and cards? That would be fantastic. Thank you!

A note about local mail service I always send out on time. If you're waiting for something from me and it's taking too long, let me know. I haven't had any issues yet, but with mail the way it is lately, it feels like a matter of time before one of my swaps gets lost. I live in a rural area with a small post office with limited hours. Our mail is sent out of the county to be processed. As a result, it could take a day or two before it gets postmarked. I assume it's also sent there before arriving at my local post office. If I haven't rated you, then I most likely haven't received anything. I always rate and always appreciate being rated. Thank you!

Likes

  • Animals
  • Cats (specifically) I will never be unhappy with cat-themed items!
  • Dotee dolls
  • Games
  • Handmade items
  • Mandalas
  • Playing cards with designs/illustrations other than traditional red/blue patterns
  • Postcards (see postcard note below)
  • Pressed Flowers
  • Puns (Puns and Dad jokes are the best! I love punny items!)
  • Puzzles (I mostly enjoy puzzle boxes that you need to figure out, but also jigsaw and paper puzzles)
  • Quirky things (interpret this how you want)
  • Stationary items
  • Unused U.S. stamps (I collect stamps that I can use to send postcards abroad, so I like to keep a variety on hand)
  • Warm Spices
  • Washi Tape
  • Watercolor images (prints, motifs, or art!)

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Dislikes

  • Lotion: I'm always on the lookout for a good moisturizing lotion. Cheap dollar store or generic gift set-style lotion irritates my skin. But, therapeutic or cream-like lotions are usually okay. If you have a lotion that you use and love, it's probably fine to send. I regularly buy Palmers Cocoa Butter lotions and Bath and Body Works Body Creams with Shea Butter.
  • Paper scraps: I have too many already! (Unless they are cat-themed...then go ahead and send some. Ha!)

For a Tea Swap

I enjoy most teas and I'll try anything once. I prefer black and herbal teas usually, but don't let that stop you from sending something. I'm interested in trying different teas, so feel free to send me your favorites or something unusual! I'd especially like to try teas from out of the U.S.A. but am happy with anything.

For a Postcard Swap

If you're sending a blank postcard, please send it in an envelope so I can use it. I love to collect and send postcards around the world.

If you're writing on the postcard, please send it naked. And write a little note--I want to learn about you! Please tell me some interesting facts (about you or the postcard you chose to send), about your favorite things, your community, celebrations, funny or embarrassing stories, or anything else you'd like to share. Please include the date and the weather/temperature if you can.

Postcards I would enjoy (but sent what you like!):

  • Cats
  • Animals
  • Artistic
  • Geometric shapes
  • Funny (clean humor, please, so no one who may see my mail judges me...ha!)
  • Local landscapes
  • Landmarks
  • Puns (I love punny humor)
  • Something personal to you
  • National, Traditional, or Folk Costumes
  • Foreign National Capitals

Flat Surprises

I will be happy with most anything I receive, so whatever you send will make me smile. Things I get extra excited about include (in no particular order):

  • Anything cat themed
  • Washi tape samples
  • Blank postcards
  • Sticker flakes
  • Unusual items
  • Bookmarks
  • Family recipes that you adore
  • Tea

Favorite Movies

I enjoy a little bit of everything. Some of my favorite movies that I like to watch over and over are While You Were Sleeping, Casablanca, Singing in the Rain, Hello Dolly, My Best Friend's Wedding, Star Wars, Jurassic Park, Lord of the Rings, X-Men, and any Marvel movie. I enjoy mystery movies and love Christmas movies. I watch horror sometimes, but I'm not in it for the gore. I prefer supernatural horror to slasher films.

Favorite Television

There are too many to list! I tend to start a series and stop watching because I don't want it to end. Or I get distracted by another show that is starting up. So I'm rarely current on any TV program. Recently, I've been watching Witcher, Grey's Anatomy, Evil, Why Women Kill, Prodigal Son, Perfect Harmony, and Almost Family.

Favorite Books

Some of my favorite authors are Patricia Briggs, Charlaine Harris, Moïra Fowley-Doyle, Neil Gaiman, Kelley Armstrong, and Agatha Christie.

I mostly enjoy reading mysteries and urban fantasy, but I'll read anything that looks good. I'm always looking for book recommendations. So let me know what your favorites are.

I included my Goodreads link above.

Favorite Music

This seriously depends on my mood, but some favorites include Sara Bareilles, Regina Spektor, Ingrid Michaelson, Sia, Billie Eilish, Lady Gaga, Adele, Lauren Daigle

Musicals: Rent, In the Heights, Wicked, Hadestown, Dear Evan Hansen, Hello Dolly, Singing in the Rain, Phantom of the Opera

Ratings

Joeanniee rated for Brighten My Week Notecard June #3 on Jul 1, 2020
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Comment: Wow you are reading a lot this year! I just added you on Goodreads!Thank you for the beautiful tape/stickers.
Joeanniee rated for Brighten My Week Notecard June #4 on Jul 1, 2020
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Comment: Thank you for the teas and bookmark! Recently i just finished "The Other Woman" by Sandie Jones which is a thriller. I am reading another thriller "The Unwanted Guest" by Shari Lapena.
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Comment: Anna, This was one of the most beautiful and thoughtful packages I have ever received. You outdid yourself. It is amazing. I LOVE it all. Thank you so much! I cannot wait to use all the things you made. I appreciate all the details, even the turquoise envelope you made to send it all. HAPPY MAIL! Pure joy! You are very talented. I also love the John Lennon quote! Blessings!
junemoon rated for Cento Poem on Jul 1, 2020
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Comment: You did a fine job of making it reasonalby coherent. I've read it a few times as if it were a "real" poem. Good choices!
sunsshyyn rated for MEGA Anything Goes PC Swap #2 on Jun 30, 2020
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Comment: Hi Anna 👋 I received your lovely vintage California postcard today. Oh I hope you’ve been able to get out to vintage malls since you wrote me. I’ve just spent a couple of days in Daylesford relaxing. It was nice to finally feel a little normal again. Take care, Jodie x oh and p.s thank you thank thank you for the hand cancelled postmark. I don’t get them very often from USA. 🙏
carrotkate rated for Handmade Bookmark & Tea Swap #1 on Jun 30, 2020
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Comment: The bookmarks are darling! Thank you!
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Comment: Hello Anna! Such a nice envelope and craft paper and all three postcards are wonderful!
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Comment: I loved all the envelopes!
CookieMomster78 rated for 3 Things In An Envelope #4 on Jun 29, 2020
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Comment: Nailed it!!! Thank you for sharing this wonderful envie of goodies AND investing time into reading my profile! I LOVE these sea turtle decals!!!!
JenniferJo rated for Tell a Joke Postcard Swap on Jun 29, 2020
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Comment: Thank you!
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Comment: Super cute cat! Love it's pose on the sofa 💛 And thank you for the extras!
MsBellaDonna rated for Scatts PC Swap - D - US Only on Jun 27, 2020
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Comment: Great postcard and answers! Thank you! Stay safe and be well!
Joeanniee rated for TGIF Weekend Notecard #199 on Jun 26, 2020
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Comment: Thank you for sharing your weekend!
kssunlover1947 rated for ABC upcycled X cardboard swap on Jun 25, 2020
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Comment: Thank you for the Pibb Xtra card. I never thought about that for X although my daughter drinks that and I I could have got a box (empty) from her.
myancey rated for ABC upcycled X cardboard swap on Jun 25, 2020
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Comment: Thanks for the pibb xtra chunk. I love it and am so glad u used some great X words to! See u soon
pattiairel rated for Walk Thru The Alphabet - H on Jun 25, 2020
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Comment: Thanks Anna for a cute swap. I love how you thought up a way to send H items. Very ingenious!! ♥♥♥
Carollee922 rated for Postcard Chaos #4 on Jun 25, 2020
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simplyjeannette rated for Huge Sticker Detash (USA) on Jun 24, 2020
5
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Comment: Thank you 😊
magnolia71 rated for 3 Things In An Envelope #4 on Jun 24, 2020
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Comment: Thank you for the sweet note and goodies!
Onyx rated for PSH: Scavenger Hunt for Animal PC's #1 on Jun 24, 2020
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Comment: Thank you for the lovely cards! I always like the Christopher Arndt cards and the others were nice too.

Rating Overview

Overall Hearts Stars Hosted
5.0000 204 6 6
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192 241 0 0
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Comments

Tricia22 on Jun 30, 2020:

Mega Anything Goes PC Swap Angel- Thank you for sending the cat pc!!

nanadiana on Jun 29, 2020:

Thank you for angeling the Mega Anything Goes PC Swap. It was very kind of you!

Shuttlebug on Jun 2, 2020:

Thank you so much for the awesome ATCs - those are real works of art! I really appreciate the extras and the tea, too!

beachchicken on Jun 1, 2020:

WoW! Thank you so much for the amazing coffee and tea ATC's, teas, stickers, & washi tape RAK! Your work is beautiful, I am putting them on my ATC wall of favorites!

dmwcheng on May 1, 2020:

Hi Anna. RE: David's Tea - I tend to like their herbal ones that help you relax into sleep or makes me think of winter/Christmas. I also like their chai blends and rooibos selections. =)

Snaileditcrafts on Apr 2, 2020:

Hi Anna! The swap, "Rainbows, Unicorns, & Glitter Oh My!!!" is on its way! Stay safe and Healthy! Happy Swapping! p

Whippet on Mar 6, 2020:

Hello AnnaLu! Great job on you crafting your profile!

isandie on Mar 6, 2020:

your profile looks AWESOME!!! YAY YOU!

yay you

Catida on Mar 5, 2020:

Your profile text now looks great! Happy swapping :)

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