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craftyAnnaLu

craftyAnnaLu
Date Joined: February 27, 2020
Last Online: October 29, 2020
Birthday: December 17
Country: United States
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About Me

If you haven't received something from me, let me know. The US Post seems so messed up these days but I'll happily do a resend. The worst that could happen is that you get 2 bits of happy mail, and is that really so bad? 😁

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

  • Address Labels
  • Animals
  • Cats (specifically) I will never be unhappy with cat-themed items!
  • Bookmarks
  • Dogs
  • Dotee dolls
  • Constellations
  • Galaxy
  • Games
  • Halloween themed washi/stickers
  • Handmade items
  • Mandalas
  • Memo and list sheets
  • 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)
  • Skeleton keys
  • Stationary items
  • Sticker flakes/sheets
  • Unused U.S. stamps, especially older stamps
  • Warm Spices
  • Washi Tape
  • Watercolor images (prints, motifs, or art!)

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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. I prefer mystery, police procedural, dramas, sci-fi, and a few sitcoms. I have recently discovered British crime dramas and am obsessed.

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

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Comment: Thank you for the spooky goodies!
Maggie249 rated for Dotee in senders fav color on Oct 26, 2020
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Comment: she is wonderful and i luv the fabric many thanks
Rita rated for Stuff the Mailbox- Halloween Inspired on Oct 25, 2020
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Comment: Thank you and happy Halloween!
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Comment: Love it!
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Comment: Nice swap. Love my little treat bag. Thanks.
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Comment: Thank you so much!!
loey rated for Stuff the Mailbox- Halloween Inspired on Oct 21, 2020
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Comment: Thanks so much for the great goodies!
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Comment: Thanks for the fun stuff! Happy Halloween!
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Comment: Thank you so much for the packed envelope. Everything you sent me i loved and i am looking foward to using it all thanks again.
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Comment: What a great assortment of goodies! Thank you so much! Happy Halloween! Kim
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Comment: Thanks for all the wonderful goodies! Black embossed paper is amazing, and I love the doggie bag full of stickers and washi! So many things to love—thank you so much!
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Comment: Nice swap. Thanks!
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Comment: Thank you so much for this cute little swap!!
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Comment: Thank you so much for all of the fun stuff! the butterflies are GORGEOUS!
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Comment: Thank you for the goodies 🤗
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Comment: Happy halloween! Thanks
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Comment: Just to let you know it arrived. I will rate more once I open my goodies - I can't wait!
erosxart rated for Postcard Mailbox Stuffer #10 on Sep 26, 2020
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Comment: Thank you for the vintage style postcard! It's been some time now, but I was watching Community (on Netlfix) with my sister for a good consecutive number of nights. Hope you find more stuff to watch with your sister!
Eulegirl rated for Tea for Thee # 41 on Sep 23, 2020
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Comment: Thank you for the tea! Love the paint sample card you attached it to!
Fritosmom rated for "G" Book Swap on Sep 23, 2020
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Comment: Thank you for Grace. I look forward to reading. Good choice. I have already read Gone Girl. Stay Safe

Rating Overview

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Comments

nanadiana on Sep 5, 2020:

Thank you for angeling the Mega Anything Goes PC Swap #2. The cassette tape post card is so cute and will make a nice addition to my collection. I love the quote too. Thank you for being a great host! :)

Amelia on Sep 1, 2020:

Hey beautiful! Sent your Rainbow, Unicorns, and Glitter swap out today! I hope it makes it safely :)

OrigamiGrace on Aug 7, 2020:

Happy Friday!!

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kssunlover1947 on Jul 30, 2020:

I received your LaCroiz Cubana card and I wanted to say thank you for the card. I though the scattergories words were fun.

ayahsantos on Jul 24, 2020:

Thank you for angeling MEGA Anything Goes PC Swap #2. I really appreciate it.

BeHappyToday on Jul 9, 2020:

Thank you for the super fun Hotdog PC. And a special thank you for Angeling it to me for the Mega Anything Goes PC Swap. I enjoyed reading what you wrote!

ayahsantos on Jul 4, 2020:

Mega Anything Goes PC Swap Angel- Thank you so much for Angeling this swap! Take Care always!

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!

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