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mamajoy

mamajoy
Date Joined: June 22, 2008
Last Online: November 21, 2019
Birthday: August 4
Country: United States
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About Me

My name is Joy, and I am a retired real estate broker from northern Ohio. I have 4 daughters, 4 stepchildren, 6 grandchildren, and 2 new, great-grandchildren. I play golf, camp with my sister, craft and travel. I used to cruise. I also love the Cleveland Indians, Cavaliers, Browns and any Ohio sports team.

Favorite Music

Music seems to be limited to oldies, classical, and anything my grandchildren (the musical ones) are involved in. Norah Jones is a fav. I really like peace and quiet.

Favorite Books

RECENTLY READ BOOKS * Where the Crawdads Sing * The Other Girl * All Nicholas Sparks * David Rosenfelt. It's even better if you listen as the reader has an east coast accent which is perfect for the character. If you like dogs, you will love this series. Courtroom drama, but funny. * Love Jeffrey Archer
* James Patterson (he writes (yeah, right)) at least 10 books a year)
* Lee Child * David Baldacci
* Love: Michael Connelly & Harlan Coben
* Rosamunde Pilcher
* Last of the Breed by Louis L'Amour (not a western)
* Philippa Gregory.
* JoJo Moyes

Books are a big part of my life, both written and audio. I will read almost any mystery or best seller. Historical novels are pretty good also. Once in a great while I'll read a "trashy love story" just to break the monotony of serial killers. My eyes get tired more often, so sometime it takes a while to get through a book. Funny how I can whip through them at camp when it's quiet and peaceful. I am downloading books on my IPad more and more. Love it!

Favorite Movies

Best movie......Green Book! TV is just a vehicle for watching movies and sports. I LOVE movies. I found that the local library has most of the just released movies, and I usually have a list of 25 or 30 at any one time on reserve. My favorite movies are: Anything Marvel, French Kiss, You've Got Mail, Moonstruck, Kinky Boots, Avatar, Chicago, Triplets of Belleville, Breakfast Club, Howl's Moving Castle. I am not opposed to any genre, except perhaps most sci-fi's. (Ok, I'm not totally square....I do like The Matrix and most Quentin Tarantino movies) I find I like Kung Fu movies, and laugh at myself. I have been watching dvds of BBC series, such as Upstairs/Downstairs, Downton Abbey, etc. I do look forward to Project Runway and all variations every year. I always loved Fashion Police.....I will miss "bleeping" Joan Rivers and the ugly red carpet dresses. Netflix is my new addiction. They carry movies, tv series and original programming that I can watch anytime, anywhere.

Favorite Crafts

My interests include textiles & fiber knitting (scarves) and crochet (afghans), sewing, and collage jewelry/button stuff. Button dolls. Any Christmas ornament or decoration. I started making my own Christmas cards. I am obsessed with ATC's. I made 5 "family history" altered books. Also trading postcards has become a new interest. . I took a class on Lampworking a few years ago and bought the supplies. I want to get serious about it. Love making glass beads. Hope to get more consistent so I can make jewelry for myself. Kumihimo braiding. I am making beaded bracelets. Very Zen'ish.

More about me

I am not easily offended, love tasteful nudes, double entendre's, clever sarcasm, etc. I collect and hoard whatever I need at the time for my current project(s). I did purge all the supplies for past projects during the move. I feel so much lighter. There is so much to learn and do, and so little time. I do love hand made things. There is a little bit of the artist in everything hand made. I think thats why I love ATC's. The maker's personality shows through. So, do not worry about what I like. I am open to anything you love. I have recently developed a love for postcards. It's instant mail gratification...I like them naked with a nice note, or sent in an envelope (to be used for another swap). I love sending and getting little pieces of mail. My vacation shopping now includes buying interesting postcards for my swaps. Too funny!

Yes, Please

OK.... I will be adding thoughts from time to time. It's hard to list likes when there is very little I don't like.

I Love...........

  • Anything about the Royal family. I have a small collection of British commemoratives (china, postcards, etc.)
  • Middle ages (Henry VIII, etc.)
  • anything (book pages, etc.) written in a foreign language
  • Unusual colored/patterned/floral papers. All colors, especially muddy/washed out/muted colors and patterns. ATC sized papers (2.5 x 3.5 or larger). I also like hand made papers and backgrounds.
  • Rubber stamps, especially clear or unmounted ones
  • ephemera from victorian to the 50's
  • Anything Tim Holtz
  • Notecards, decorated envies
  • Used/unused postage stamps from anywhere. I would love it if you used real stamps when mailing me.
  • new or old buttons and glass beads
  • unusual yarn (not 4 ply Red Heart type) , any color, single, individual strands about 6 foot long, for a particular scarf project.
  • books and magazines on crafts, beading, buttons, or paper crafts.
  • Butterflies
  • dotees (I would like to learn to make them)
  • handmade dolls of any kind

  • POSTCARDS - written or unwritten from anywhere in the world. I prefer standard 4x6 size (NOT oversized or large) for my album unless the swap calls for something else. I DO NOT collect multi view cards or vintage or handmade. I like in no particular order:

    • people
    • real animals (not the cartoony ones)
    • art
    • lighthouses
    • touristy
    • world heritage sites
    • foreign
    • scenic
    • map
    • national parks
    • black and white
    • stadiums/sports
    • Maxicards

    • my state map collection (blank) is complete but, there is more than one design for each state.

    • I ALSO HAVE (blank):
      Mackinac Island
      Pirates of the Carolinas
      Yellowstone N.P.
      Kelley's Island, OH
      Cape Cod
      Martha's Vineyard, MA
      Lakes Region NH
      Highway 49 CA
      Cascade Loop Highway, New River VA/WV
      Lake Tahoe
      Finger Lakes, MT
      Mountains & Rivers, Pacific Coast,
      Nantucket Island
      United States of America
      World Map
      Lewis & Clark Trails - Montana

  • I love Go Cards and Max cards. They are ad cards with great graphics. They are actual post cards with ads on the front and I no/very little writing on the back. I have not been able to find them in Ohio.

  • pierced earrings - I like hooks rather than posts.
  • Chocolate, especially dark or bittersweet
  • Decaf coffee
  • Anything made with love
    • Computers (I don't mean someone should send me a computer, but I spend a lot of time on mine.)
  • Movies (ditto for movies) I would love recommendations
  • Book recommendations

No, Thank You

If you can avoid these. You won't be marked down if you send something on this list.

  • Cutsy stickers (Hello Kitty, Kawaii, etc.)... It's ok if you make me something with them, I just don't feel creative using them myself.
  • Quilting-supplies or fabrics, I don't quilt- that would be a whole other life.
  • I don't journal
  • All jazz music, heavy metal, most country (I know, it's un-american)
  • Sci-fi movies
  • Most bugs
  • Spandex anything
  • make-up, I don't wear much
  • Cooked spinach - liver - mushrooms
  • squash (anything with a z or q in it)
  • perfumes and lotions. I'm not into scented anything.
  • People who send swaps or postcards without a little personal note. A line or two would be enough. I would love to hear something about you or your area.
  • Postcard dislikes:
  • multi view
  • cartoony animals/people unless it's cartoon characters
  • Oversized (larger than 4x6)
  • Handmade (unless the swap calls for it)
  • Zazzle
  • Vintage

Swaps

I always send my swaps on time. I never mark sent until I actually mail my swap. However, sometimes it goes into a mail box, not the post office, so the post mark might not be the same as my sent date. If you don't receive anything in a reasonable time-frame, please let me know before you rate me and I will resend. I send all multiple partner swaps at the same time. So, if you see I have been rated by someone in your swap, you know I did send to you also. I WILL NEVER LET THE POST OFFICE WIN! I do keep track of my swaps. I know it's my responsibility to check on whether you received my swap, and as many of you know, I do. But it's also your responsibility to rate me when you do receive it. Thanks.

I promise to rate as soon as I receive your swap. (Unless I have a brain cramp that day) I appreciate thoughtful extras, but, they are not necessary for a heart. I will give hearts for good and/or caring work. If you send on time and it is the required item(s), you will at least get a 5. If you have a good reason for being late and let me know, I will be patient. Communication is the key. Sometimes life does kick us when we're not paying attention.

WARNING!

I POST PICTURES OF MY ATC'S ON FLICKR, SO IF YOU DON'T WANT TO SEE BEFORE YOU RECEIVE, DON'T GO THERE!

Ratings

jessnewson98 rated for PH: Scavenger Hunt For PCs #81 on Nov 21, 2019
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Comment: Hi! Thank you so much for all the lovely postcards! They're wonderful!
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Comment: Thank you so much for your two wonderful ATC's. I love the paper dolls too.
Response: I always have fun doing these types of atcs. It's been a while, but the creative juices start to flow once I get to it. I'm glad you liked them. Thanks for the heart.
skinny52 rated for FPRU: ABC~ ad cards Letter C on Nov 19, 2019
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Comment: Thank you...and especially for the extra step of vintage postage stamps! They just go together with this swap theme don't they?
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Comment: Thanks for the Jackalope card. I love it!! My boys thought it was hilarious ๐Ÿ˜†
SoberMermaid3 rated for SCATTS PC Swap - V - US Only on Nov 16, 2019
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Comment: Superb ideas and awesome Vegas card. Love this swap!
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Comment: Hi!! Love the one from Italy!! Angel dancing with the devil LOL!! They are all pretty cool! Ilove looking at them and using them in my junk journals! Thanks so much!! G
Response: I picked that up in an ice cream shop in Rome. I was just starting to look for the Go cards and Max cards (free advertising postcards). Double sided ad cards are interesting, aren't they? Thanks for the nice rating.
nannydino rated for ABC~ ad cards Letter A on Nov 16, 2019
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Comment: Hi Joy thank you for the University of Akron PC. And also the lovely assortment of postage stamps. I also live near a lake. Thetis Lake in Victoria BC. Happy November swapping peace love light
AZmom875 rated for FPRU: Double sided AD postcards USA on Nov 15, 2019
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Comment: A great assortment of ad cards. Thanks.
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Comment: What a neat postcard you sent with the great stamps you added! I am glad you picked this one because it is neat! Thank you!
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Comment: I have the Grand Canyons on my bucket list. Thank you for the Arizona PC and I enjoyed your message. XxX
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Comment: Thanks for the Mackinac Island Grand Hotel PC. I really hope to visit that area someday.
Response: The whole island is beautiful and fun. โค
AZmom875 rated for ABC~ ad cards Letter B on Nov 12, 2019
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Comment: What a way cool B card you sent! I am so thrilled. I do hope we can all make it to Z. I found all the letters for this swap. Even Z and Q and X
Response: I have a shoebox full of ad cards. I should do what you did and go through the alphabet right away. I loved ex-boyfriend. Glad you enjoyed him too.
Sissi rated for Naked Map PC #14 on Nov 11, 2019
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Comment: Thank you very much for your nice map postcard :)
armadillogal rated for PH: Letter S (Blank or Naked) on Nov 10, 2019
5
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Comment: Thanks for the cool cards and stamp.
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Comment: Thankyou for the extra cards, they make for very interesting reading! The stamps on the green spotty dotty envelope were great and I just love spots!
Response: There is something to be said for advertising cards from other places. I have an envelope maker thingy. Its fun to get a big pad of paper and go to it. Must make more......
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Comment: Thanks, Joy - your train trip sounds great; so nice you can take your car!
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Comment: Thank you for the wonderful postcard hope you have a great holiday also
Response: The first card was a butterfly. Was this the second card? Thanks for your patience and the nice rating๐Ÿ’—
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Comment: Thank you for the awesomely cool postcard
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Comment: Thank you so much Joy for the awesome postcard! I actually hadnโ€™t seen that LaGuardia $.14 stamp before, cheers! Micaela
suepier rated for Naked Map Pcs to 2 Partners #11 on Nov 1, 2019
5
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Comment: Thank you for the great map postcard.
Response: Thanks Susan.

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Comments

susieq11 on Aug 19, 2019:

OK, Iโ€™m glad you liked both mapcards!! : )

susieq11 on Aug 5, 2019:

(Sorry Iโ€™m a day late!)

susieq11 on Aug 5, 2019:

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Joy! Have a nice day!!!

Highlander18 on Feb 28, 2019:

WPS - Multiview Postcard #6 - You rated so very quickly - you get the star award for the fastest turn around I have experienced!

susieq11 on Apr 11, 2018:

Thank you for the PTG: Two (2) Postcards in an Envelope Tag! I looove the iguana and owl. We are desperately ready for Spring too!! OMG! xoxo

denimblu14 on Aug 4, 2016:

Happy Birthday Joy, I hope that you are having a lovely day :)

RyeRye on Aug 4, 2016:

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

LLL/IS

RyeRye on Aug 1, 2016:

Happy Birthday Month!

LLL

simcoe54 on Jun 12, 2016:

The single postcard that you sent in error for PTG: "B" Is For, just arrived. It sure took its time getting here as I received your resend faster. I love the card. Thanks!!!

marinda on Dec 14, 2015:

Thank you so much for the religious building postcard! That was really sweet of you! :) I imagine the first pc falling down behind something at the post office, then some mail worker finding it weeks later and thinking, oops! Better send this off! Ha ha. Yeah, one month is very strange for domestic mail.

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