Swap-bot Time: February 4, 2023 8:08 am


Date Joined: January 14, 2021
Last Online: February 3, 2023
Birthday: February 12
Country: United States
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About Me

Introducing myself, Lyss! Im a 4th generation American whose family came over to the USA from Graciosa + Corvo Island, Azores, Portugal. The last of my European Portuguese speaking relatives passed when i was very young; I am currently trying to teach myself the language and eventually help my mother to learn as well :-) im always yearning to learn more! If you have any recipes, travel stories, anything i would adore them!

This is a safe space for anybody and everybody ๐Ÿงš๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ Theres far too much hate, division, and judgement in the general universe. I live by the term of spreading love to all, and protecting the Earth that we live in โค๏ธ Im passionate about activism, it all started when i was a child and my dad frequently took me to animal shelters to volunteer and stand up for those who dont have a voice of their own ๐Ÿถ๐Ÿฑ๐Ÿป๐Ÿฐ๐Ÿฆ†๐Ÿ‹๐Ÿฟ๐Ÿฆจ๐Ÿธ i fell in love with connecting to creatures of all kinds; going to audobons to learn about protecting the native owl species, going out through the sand and placing protective cages over turtle eggs so they safely hatch without harm, visiting butterfly sanctuaries, and planting trees locally. My father really impacted my appreciation for all kinds of wild-life beauty as he even taught me about the marine life and bug species! Long story short id love anything with critters on it :D I especially love oppossums, chipmunks, toads, raccoons, etc! I am so thrilled to be in armadillo territory now, i am kind of obsessed with them!

I am currently raising a 3 lb chihuahua pup named Punk; he always wants to be held and he gets chilly easily, he would love any kind of soft fabric or fitting crafty creation! He likes to be wrapped in scarves as well. I cant knit or crochet :-( but i use fabric to make carrier bags he snuggles in when we go out


(ใฃโ—”โ—กโ—”)ใฃ โ™ฅ ๐™๐™๐™š๐™ข๐™š๐™จ ๐™„ ๐™‡๐™ค๐™ซ๐™š & ๐˜พ๐™–๐™ฃ ๐˜ผ๐™ก๐™ฌ๐™–๐™ฎ๐™จ ๐™๐™จ๐™š โ™ฅ

Goth, spooky, Witchy / Pagan and Celestial

Folk Art

Foreign languages! (Non-English cards, quotes etc)

Earth colors, & the combination of tan & light blue

Gnomes & Fairies

Cottagecore / Woodland (and woodland creatures!)

Ocean, Mermaid & Marine Life (sea critters!)

Food / Sweets / Tea


  • letter sets

  • rubber stamps

  • tea from your country, i enjoy unique flavors our USA brands dont have!

  • the #1 thing i have a hard time finding (without travelling) is stickers with your native language on them or that reps your area! I use them to decorate my reusable water bottle, laptop, or papercrafts ~ I love seeing all different languages and cultures!

  • sticker sheets! I collect stickers; especially Pipsticks, violette stickers, stickii, and brands i cant get in the USA. Just no childish ones please!

  • unique or special washi

  • lace and pretty ribbon (i close mini journals and flipbooks with them!)

  • oddities! I have a collection of snake skin sheds & recently made a talisman from a birds foot; i love collecting curios, strange images and also feathers!

  • cute pocket journals / mini notebooks! Both blank, dotted or lined

  • something sewn or crocheted by you! Ive seen so many cute little bags and holders for things!

  • themed papers and/or washi for scrapbooking and junk journaling. 6x6 papers and such are awesome. PLEASE DO NOT FOLD PATTERNED PAPER; its creases often hinder being able to look good being used :(

  • handmade papercrafts; like cute little cards, folios, flip books, etc

  • Lip balm from your country

  • local or handmade jewelry! I adore pendants, necklaces, earrings, rings size 6

  • drawings doodles or paintings

  • anything with any of my ABCs of likes on them

ABCs of Likes!

i am not offended by darker or otherwise weird themed items or art, i enjoy it just as much! Halloween things are loved all year round, too :-) I like everything from pastel and neons to gothic/dark.I appreciate many themes including anything creepy cute or weird. just not pirate-y skull and crossbones, anime, or kiddish things.

A: Animals, Art, Aquarius, altar-items, armadillos

B: Blueberries, Bats, botanical, beads, bracelets, butterflies, beetles, bugs & bug art!

C: crystals, celestial, culture, caterpillars, creepy-cute, cottagecore, cecropia-moth, cherubs, Chrysocolla, Charoite, cats

D: dogs

E: english bluebell flowers

F: Fairies, Fruits, Flowers, Forest

G: Gel Pens, goth, gemstones, gnomes, glitter

H: Honey, honeybees, herbalism, herbology, hermit-crabs

I: Irredescent, iris-flowers

J: Jellyfish, jam

K: Kewpies

L: Lace, luna-moths, lilacs

M: Moon, Moths, Mail Art, Milka, Magick, Manatees, mushrooms, mythical-beings, manta rays

N: Notecards, neons

O: Ocean, octopus, oddities

P: Plants, pansies, poodles, pendants, pastel-goth, plague doctor art, paganism, patchouli, peace


R: Recipes, roses, rubber-stamps, rosy maple moths, rabbits, raspberries, ravens, reindeer

S: Stickers, sun, stars, snakes, seahorses, snails, snacks, spooky, strange, strawberries, snapdragons, styrax-benzoin

T: Tea, Tattoo-style, thrifting

U: Universe, unicorns

V: Vintage, veggies, violets

W: Washi, woodland-magic, witchy


Y: yard-sale finds, yetis, yuzu

Z: zebra calcite

TEA + Flavor Preferences

For any swaps regarding teas, chocolates etc. i decided to add this in! I like trying new things :-) if i ever have another USA partner, i try to include foreign tea from my stash to make it a lil more exciting. and i LOVE honey of all flavors! any time i travel, i make sure to stop at a local shop to grab some of the local honey. My favs I've "collected" are blueberry honey from Maine, raspberry honey from Connecticut, and a jar of honey from Germany, Sweden & Texas from fellow SB members!

๐™๐™–๐™ซ๐™ค๐™ง๐™ž๐™ฉ๐™š ๐™๐™ก๐™–๐™ซ๐™ค๐™ง๐™จ:

flavored cold tea, dessert tea, foreign teas, seasonal teas, hot tea, nutty flavors, hazelnut, pistachio, almond, cool mint, spearmint, lavender, chocolate, blueberry, strawberry, anise, vanilla, jasmine, black green or herbal teas that arent earthy/grassy, anything unusual or specific to your area or culture

๐™‹๐™ก๐™š๐™–๐™จ๐™š ๐™€๐™ญ๐™˜๐™ก๐™ช๐™™๐™š::

chamomile, unflavored tea (i prefer flavored black tea, flavored green tea or white tea!), peach, mango, other tropical fruit flavors like guava, blackcurrant and passionfruit, blackberry or mixed berry flavors, non-flavored tea such as breakfast tea and white chocolate

Books + Reading

You wont find me reading love novels.. Im a sucker for fast-paced thrill, crime, mystery & suspense. Im not bothered by what some would consider too graphic. Lisa Gardner is my favorite author! Id love to hear your book recommendations as im always looking for my next read! Id love to find another author i can obsess over!

DISLIKES / Please Dont Send

  • no anime, manga, disney or cartoon-y type things
  • no embellishments that are wooden, rhinestone / bling, tiny paper punches etc.
  • napkins
  • Pocket letters
  • Office supplies- please dont send sticky notes, paperclips, highlighters.
  • generic inspirational mottos on anything. "Live laugh love", dream on, etc
  • journal / planner / work / to-do type stickers
  • Kid items. i dread receiving reward stickers, and things like toy story, frozen, elmo, etc.
  • nothing religious or political, respectfully. With the exception of pagan related items or other magickal elements
  • Unless i join a PC swap where it is a requirement, please dont send postcards! I dont use them and end up passing them all on, aside from rarely getting a special one i display
  • nothing regarding certain fan bases. Examples: star wars, Harry Potter, disney etc.
  • dragons
  • stereo-typical witch themed items. You know what im talking about.. the green old Halloween witch with that hat and broom!


chimerix rated for Mermaid Mail x 3 USA on Jan 31, 2023
Comment: Thank you so much for the pretty mermaid notecards and washi tape. I love them. Aloha
PeliKat rated for Mermaid Mail x 3 USA on Jan 30, 2023
Comment: Lyssa, I loved receiving your swap! The white ink on the gold envelope was striking, and the simple but elegant waves you drew let me know I was in for a treat! I love the notecard, and the washi will definitely add some pizazz yo some projects! Thanks for a great swap and for hosting this one! Best wishes!
Comment: I love, love, loveeee the note papers. They are so cute! Loved all the other goodies as well. Thank you so much!~
Lolcw rated for SSM: Sunshine Happy Mail #35 on Jan 27, 2023
Comment: Thank you! Love all the Washi!
Comment: Hi Lyss! I love this mail art! I'm always in awe when I receive a black envelope--I've never attempted to write or draw on black paper. I love all the little references to tea and can't wait to try the teas you included. My mother's family came from Germany, so maybe I will fall in love with the 'winter' tea from Germany. Wonderful swap--many thanks.
Begokschaf rated for FTLOC#1-BIG Happy mail swap -US on Jan 26, 2023
Comment: Thank you
Comment: Thank you for the happy mail!
Comment: Thank you for the goodies.
Chickenmama rated for Stuff A Decorative Envelope ! #1 on Jan 25, 2023
Comment: Thanks for all the goodies!! I love it all! Hugs, Stacey
squince rated for FTLOC#1-BIG Happy mail swap -US on Jan 24, 2023
Comment: Thanks!
Comment: Thank you!
rkassman rated for My Latest Reads ๐Ÿ“– on Jan 23, 2023
Comment: Thank you for the recs - both Bone Music and Girl Two especially intrigue me!
Response: Yaaayyyy! The Girl Two book has many more after (since 12 women were kidnapped, it follows in order of trying to save each one). Lots of good reads ahead! ๐Ÿ˜
spacefoxsupreme rated for My Latest Reads ๐Ÿ“– on Jan 21, 2023
Comment: Thanks for the recommendations, I will definitely save them and see if my library has one of them!
Response: Yay!! :D thanks for joining this swap and for the rating!! โค๏ธ
KeKet82 rated for Stuffed envelope craft destash #1 on Jan 18, 2023
Comment: I can not thank you enough for all of the great things that you sent.
Response: Im glad you enjoyed them! :D thanks for the rating โค๏ธ
kaijapapu rated for Suspense Reads & Yummy Tea on Jan 17, 2023
Comment: Thanks for you swap ๐Ÿ˜Š Unfortunately our library doesnโ€™t have either of the books you recommended, but there was Lisa Gardnerโ€™s Look For Me and Right Behind Me. Have you read those and are they as good as the Find Her?
Response: Youre very welcome! :-) I had the same issue at times and i started reading from the Kindle section on Amazon. "Look for me" was actually the only book i didnt love as much from her D: I havent read Right Behind Me yet but it sounds promising! If you like that genre maybe they have "Bone Music" by Christopher Rice (I just finished it and it was one of the best Ive read!)
annychenghk rated for Tea 3x3 with Friends! #18 on Jan 17, 2023
Comment: Thank you so much for your tea
Response: Youre very welcome! Thank you for the rating โค๏ธ
emcki rated for My Favorite... Author on Jan 16, 2023
Comment: thanks
Comment: Thanks for a nice swap!
neecie rated for My Favorite... Author on Jan 16, 2023
maggieswag rated for My Favorite... Author on Jan 15, 2023
Comment: I love mysteries, I'll have to see if my library has any Lisa Gardner! Thank you.

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MWMBpageants on Jan 19, 2023:

I just happened to come across you this evening โ€ฆ. So this is (very much so!) RANDOM, but Wowzerrrsโ€ฆ. Reading your Profile โ–ช๏ธLEGITIMATELYโ–ช๏ธ felt as if I were reading a Bio of MY VERY OWN, lol. Definitely getting โ€œ2 Peas in a Podโ€ vibes, lol. Just wanted to leave a little comment to say โ€œKickass Profile!โ€ & โ€œKickass Personality!โ€ (Itโ€™s real cool to come across somebody who seemingly maintains / crafts with / swaps / is interested in - identically themed stationery stashes as your own self โ€ฆ so digging it ! ๐Ÿคฉ

Heirloom on Dec 31, 2022:

Happy New Year from USA Happy Mail

Byn0604 on Nov 24, 2022:


theshyone on Aug 20, 2022:

Thank you for your August RAK - Envie of Stickers! The envie was overstuffed, filled with so many wonderful, fun, and varied stickers! You were so thoughtful and generous! Such a lovely RAK โ™ก

Rainydancer on Jul 3, 2022:

Welcome to Sunshine Swaps!

BlueberryLady on Jun 17, 2022:

Thank you for the June RAK Patriotic Puppy Memo Sheets! Winner drawn 5/10. Love them, so Cute.

sleepykitty on May 24, 2022:

Thank you so much for the Gudetama and Bananya stickers you sent for May's RAK! They are so cute and perfectly sized for decorating postcards!

bbsporty on Apr 29, 2022:

Handmade Postcard Club

ittybittykitty on Apr 26, 2022:

Oh andandand the Pusheen stickers I love them too! So much fun to see all the goodies :)

ittybittykitty on Apr 26, 2022:

Thanks so much for the April RAK Gudetama & Bananya Sticker Sheets! They are adorable!!

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