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manaelsa

manaelsa
Date Joined: March 24, 2020
Last Online: September 23, 2020
Birthday: August 15
Country: Australia

Causes dear to my heart:

  • My Mum is a Youtuber! She mainly works with paper - stamps, cards, watercolors etc. Very talented. I recommend a watch and a subscribe. https://www.youtube.com/user/vadeler

  • Timor-Leste (East Timor) is a tiny country in South East Asia. I had the absolute privilege of teaching English at this new and growing school. They're so blessed to have a new building with the finishing touches needed now. A real and worthy cause. https://chuffed.org/project/tais-school-auditorium#/supporters

  • I help run a little community online called Craft and Pray. Our goal is to create a place where community can grow as we craft alongside each other, prayerfully and mindfully making for others in kindness. Check it out and follow along if you like! https://bit.ly/2Ubvsy6

  • I'm trying to match my Swap-bot swaps 1:1 with mail to my family and friends.

  • It's my 30th birthday really soon and I'm determined to soak up all the moments in 29 and try be content to start a new decade πŸ₯°

About Me

Hi there! Thanks for stopping by my profile.

I live in Australia. I'm a teacher. I have a fluffy ragdoll cat, a few house plants and a super cute sponsor child. I love drinking coffee and tea. I like collecting scraps of paper and turning them into happy mail - I think that's called ephemera and fussy cutting? I sew and feel so proud I can make my own clothes. I love the idea of upcycling and like doing my part for the environment. I've found my love language to be giving thoughtful gifts and have found many answers in life from realising I'm ENFP. I'm a Christian and am on a journey with Jesus. I love to sing and have quirky taste in music and many things.

When I'm teaching I love to see the brave creativity of kids. Most small kids don't care if they make mistakes and those who do, I love seeing the moment of pushing through fear. I really can learn a thing or two!

I love to make time for people, laugh and listen to their stories. I have traveled and enjoy meeting new people, trying new foods, seeing new sights from all cultures.

Australia: I love our unique animals and community spirit. Most people of this huge island country are kind-hearted and love having a joke. Meet my Dad and you'd know this fully! Also, please understand it may take a while to receive from me once sent due to postal systems. It's so expensive to send international and even locally as well so I'll take swaps slowly. And too, Covid.

My craft experience: My Mum just loves all of them and dabbled in all through my childhood. She's super talented. She definitely gave her love of this to me. I enjoy trying new things and recently swaps, pen paling and happy mail have interested me.

Well I hope I can brighten your day somehow. I'm new-ish to happy mail so bare with me!

Favorite Crafts

  • Sewing
  • Dress making
  • Cross stitch
  • Upcycling clothing or anything
  • Penpaling/Happy mail
  • Junk journaling
  • Collage
  • ... I like to try my hand at most things

ABC Things I like

A -

B - Brunch in the sun; Bible study

C - Cats (They're weird and I love them for it); coffee; collage; cafes; cooking; Fun fact - I dislike chocolate, candles; COASTERS

D - DIY

E

F - Frankie magazine; The Frozen movies; coffee with my friends; Flight of the Conchords; fussy cut treasures

G - Geography

H - Happy Mail, house plants

I

J - Jesus

K

L - Laughing

M - Morgan Harper Nichols poetry, MOUNTAINS - I was obsessed with Everest and 8,000m documentaries for a long time. I hope to visit one day.

N - Netflix, nature

O - Orange (The colour of my heart and happiness); The Office

P - Sewing Pattern collecting (I wish I used them more); Project Runway; postcards; Pusheen

Q

R - RuPaul's Drag Race;

S - Sewing; fabric scraps; stories

T - Teaching; travel; tea

U - Upcycling, used stamps

V

W - Wes Anderson styling; washi tape; being cozy in winter, watercolour

X

Y - YouTube (RIP data)

Z

Receiving

I'm honestly not here for the receiving but I've found this section helpful on other's profiles when sending. These are just some things of note, I'd be happy and grateful with most things you would take time to send!

I like - all colours but orange is my dear favourite followed by blue, blank postcards and any happy mail that can be disassembled and passed on in love to someone else, happy for you to share most anything because I don't have a huge amount of supplies. Things that are handmade by you. Learning about your country and where you live.

I don't mind - cheeky/sassy/funny cards or postcards, 'Frozen' themed things, sci-fi

I dislike - anything satanic, mythical, witches, fairies etc., overly embellished things, Victorian/Parisian/Shabby Chic vintage style.

Need to know anything else, please ask 😊😊

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Ratings

RoseBabe rated for AS: Happy mail on Sep 23, 2020
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Comment: Thank you so much for the letter! I love the doggy theme and envelopes and your letters have really made my day thank you so so much!
pixiegirlanna rated for Excerpt Swap 1 on Sep 22, 2020
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Comment: Thanks for this! The postcard is very cute:)
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Comment: Thanks so much for your lively swap Beth. It brightened my day! I love the extras and the amazing tea. Perfect for Sunday relaxation. It was nice to get to know a bit about you and how you help people. The presentation was so creative with that bright, cheery orange and green theme. Grateful to have received this.
LiisaS rated for Purple in Purple Envelope on Sep 15, 2020
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Comment: It was so lovely and very thoughtful put together! I enjoyed this purple letter very very much! Thank you, Beth! :)
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Comment: That is a fun fact. πŸ˜ΊπŸ‘
dorcii rated for Everything but the Letter #7 on Sep 9, 2020
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Comment: Thank you soo much for your swap! :) I would not mind reading a letter from you actually, although the swap said no need to write a letter :) Maybe next time - and hopefully by that time Hungarian Post will also allow postage to Australia! It's still not working... :(
carol rated for Interest me no. 83 on Sep 4, 2020
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Comment: I love your note-taking bookmark idea! RIght now, I'm reading Blindspot, and started taking notes on sheet paper, but this will be much handier! Actually, Phoenix is far from flat! It is surrounded by mountains. Not super high ones like the Rockies or the Alps, but mountains nevertheless. I actually am very uncomfortable in flat places. Can't stand Nebraska, Kansas--not a mountain in sight. Have you seen the film, "Meru"? It's about an attempt to ascend that peak which is much more challenging than Everest. I love books about mountain climbing too. Thanks for the recommendation! Also loved Australia--I took a group of students up the coast from Sydney to Cairns way back in 2002. I want to return and see more of your amazing country. Such wonderful, friendly people!
Response: You're so welcome. I'm glad my little idea can help. I've not seen Meru and I'm always up for great mountain doco/movie. Hopefully you can come back someday! Who knows when we'll be able to travel again right?
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Comment: Awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww, LOL, YOU DID NOT! A hug and a kiss for doing the whale!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Response: Aww glad you love. The white whale is honestly so exciting to spy. He's so rare and unique. I love that you're so unique too! I thought it was a perfect match. Much love,
coleandjojo rated for Painted Envelope on Aug 27, 2020
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Comment: Girl, you did an amazing job on your FIRST painted envelope!!! Seriously I was going crazy over how cool it is, then I opened up and was over the moon excited for the painted envelope you may for me and I can't wait to use. You are so very talented and should do more painted envelopes because you are very very good at it. I love the different elements on it, and the picture of the beach being near you, the whole thing just turned out so good. And the fact that it came fromAustralia made it more special, I don't beleiveI have swapped with anyone from Australia until this lovely package came to me. If I could give you 100 stars I would! THanks so much Nicole
StwbyQT rated for 3 Postcards in an Envelope on Aug 23, 2020
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Comment: Thank you so much for the postcards (I like all sorts of stuff!) and the letter. I'd love to be pals. Writing back! xo
Response: Oh that's awesome to hear! So glad you loved them.
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Comment: Thank you for the encouragement envelope of things! I will enjoy the tea sometime, soon! It is always nice to hear from others around the world.
Response: You're so welcome. Glad you enjoyed 😊
teddygirl rated for Flower Power on Aug 18, 2020
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Comment: Wow Beth what a magnificent surprise your mail was! I had absolute joy in looking through your mail at the lovely goodies you sent and the booklet was sooo pretty! My favourite was the teddy papers, note cards and postcards but I appreciate all... Thanks for all you sent and for joining my swap❀❀❀😁😁😁
Emzycal rated for Emzycal and manaelsa Private Swap. on Aug 18, 2020
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Comment: Hey Beth! Your envelope arrived today. Thank you very much for the care you put into picking things out for me. My favourite things are the ATC's - they're very cute!
Response: So glad you liked it all. Thanks for bearing with the ATCs..... Hope they were ok! All the best,
ayahsantos rated for Small Tea Swap #12 on Aug 17, 2020
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Comment: Thank you so much! I love it!! Take Care always!
Response: You are so welcome 😊
RoseBabe rated for Happy Mail (Australia) on Aug 16, 2020
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Comment: Thank you so much for all the goodies and your lovely letter! It really made my day!!! <3 iso here is okay but pretty annoying haha, thank you for asking! <3
Response: Glad you loved 😊 Take care!
Joeanniee rated for Tea For Thee # 58 on Aug 16, 2020
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Comment: Thank you Beth for joining my swaps! I love hosting these on a weekly basis. Glad to hear you are doing well. The situation in NYC has gotten so much better compared to months ago. We are slowly opening back up again.
Response: I'm so glad to hear. Happy you received the tea too! Bless our postal workers. Thanks for organising!
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Comment: Thanks so much for the beautiful post card. I was really happy to receive it. We're in Stage 4 lockdown in Melbourne and I can't leave my postcode for another month. Mail from international penpals isn't getting through, so yours is the first mail I've received in a long time. It really made It special. So thanks for lifting my spirits :)
mb58ca rated for Headlines #3 on Aug 14, 2020
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Comment: Thanks for the stickers, compliments, headlines (love the condition of the paper) and explanations! And extra goodies :)
Response: So glad it made it to you! Enjoy
brumby3 rated for Letter Swap #3 on Aug 13, 2020
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Comment: Hi Beth, thank you for your letter! It was very nice to learn about you :) I enjoyed everything you sent. Take care and happy swapping! Annabelle xoxoxo
Response: Awesome 😊 Glad you received it ok. Take care!
sakura15 rated for AS: Bookmark swap on Aug 10, 2020
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Comment: Thank you so much for your happy mail :) I love all the little extras and they will be put to good use, if not with me, they will be passed on to someone else who will. I enjoyed reading your letter too! I actually have that book on my bookshelf waiting for me to get around to it. I am glad to hear a good review as I bought it just from reading the back in the store at the time.
Response: You are so welcome. Hope you enjoy! I feel like it's the type of book you'll read when you're ready or when you need it most. By the way, I'd love to be your penpal!

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Comments

bblue on Sep 21, 2020:

Thank you so very much for your mail via the Happy Mail Int. tag. I appreciate that you took the time to make/find so many things to send based on my profile. I really like the peclican notecard.:)

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Elliepatterson on May 11, 2020:

Leaving kindness swap Hello Beth, Allow me to welcome you to Swap-bot🌻. I hope that you will enjoy meeting and making many new friends from all around the world while on Swap-bot. It has introduced me to some great friends. You’re a teacher of children, color me jealous! I know now at 64 that I would have loved to been a teacher when I was younger. I have taught the Bible Time line to 5th graders at our church for 13 plus years now. Their little minds are like sponges and what an investment you are making their young lives. Keep up the great job and remember to take care of yourself. I commend for being a teacher. You are touching lives for generations to come🌻 Blessings, May the Lord bless you and keep you.

desertrose on May 11, 2020:

Hello, reading your profile I feel that we share so much in common. Since I was a little girl, it’s been my dream to visit Australia. As a replacement, I work at an Aussie restaurant 🀣 Dress making is so unique! Not many people do this anymore! So cool You seem very humble. Children are the purest form of the human race. We should all turn to them for lessons. Have a beautiful day!

God, continue to bless her in all she does. May You guide her heart and allow students to be touched by her spirit.

Hollyann957 on May 11, 2020:

Leaving kindness: β€œYou are enough. You are so enough. It is so unbelievable How enough you are.” I had this sent to me this morning and thought it was an important reminder for all.

dmwcheng on Apr 21, 2020:

Hello. Thank you for your comment. I have to admit, I have trouble finishing things I've started. Even bookmarked a book by Guy Kawasaki to help me finish things I've started.... which I haven't finished. ^_^*** It's OK.

My letter writing project was something I set up parameters for and basically told everyone I knew so I felt I really couldn't back out of it. Had to learn to let the writing urge ebb and flow. When it flowed, I wrote. When it didn't, then I would at least journal and therefore, have something to share with others when I was willing to share again. =)

Anyway, welcome to Swap-Bot! Stay sane and enjoy.

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WhimsicalWildflower on Apr 6, 2020:

Thank you for sharing with me! I appreciate your kindness.

cynaemon on Apr 1, 2020:

Thank you so much for the lovely comment you left on my profile page. It was really sweet and thoughtful.

manaelsa on Apr 1, 2020:

Thanks @Mckenzie97 😊 I'll update my profile a little! πŸ‘©β€πŸ«β˜€οΈ

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