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margaeli

margaeli
Date Joined: July 25, 2014
Last Online: November 2, 2020
Birthday: March 4
Country: United States
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About Me

PLEASE contact me if you have NOT received a swap from me in a timely manner. I always send my swaps by the due date. If you have not received a swap, I will GLADLY resend. So, please contact me before rating a 1 or 3.

My favorite mail art is sending/receiving postcards, both store-bought & handmade. I enjoy sending the cards through the mail WITHOUT an envelope -- live life dangerously!!!

I love birds, real & crafted. I have a cockatiel who has been my pet for about 19 years. I love to craft with birds -- I have various rubber stamp bird images (from desert dweller - quail & roadrunner to tropical storks of various kinds). I love die cutting bird images & sewing them on postcards & ATC's.

Favorite Books

FAVORITE Books: science fiction, mysteries.

Favorite authors: CJ Cherryh, Geo RR Martin, Dana Stabenow

Favorite Television

Game of Thrones | NCIS | Orphan Black | Chicago Fire | Chicago PD

new passions: The Expanse | Schitt's Creek

Favorite Crafts

I've crafted most of my adult life; I've quilted, cross-stitched, scrapbooked (including Project Life) and now my biggest passion is for paper-crafting. I make lots of greeting cards, ATC's and post-cards. My adult daughter & I will craft together -- we made ATC's as thank you gifts for her co-workers. I have recently gotten a Gelli plate and am attempting to learn more about monoprinting.

I love earth tones -- browns, greys, greens, blues. I'll tolerate pink but it's NOT at the top of the favorite colors list!!! I'm NOT a fan of neons, though I'm sure my teen-aged granddaughter would love it!!!

Swapping

Postage stamps, washi tape, book paper (new and/or vintage), baker's twine, unusual ephemera, birds (who knew, right?), butterflies, flower die cuts -- any of these items in earth tones will be MOST welcome.

I'm a dietitian by training and have recently retired from the work-a-day world. I LOVE food and LOVE receiving food packaging/magazine advertisements from overseas. Some of my favorites that I've gotten in swaps are just food ads torn out of British & Aussie magazines; the packaging from food products in So. America & UAE. Sounds silly, but one of my favorite pen holders is the peanut butter container that I purchased in Canada > 20 years ago. Skippy is ubiquitous but it's cooler from Canada. :)

Ratings

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Comment: Margaret I LOVE THIS POSTCARD. Mmmm spicy! I like reading sci fi too. It wasn't my thing before but my boyfriend is introducing me to interesting reads. I've only heard good reviews about "The Last Kingdom", but still haven't checked it out. I'm currently trying out "Money Heist". Thank you again Margaret, have a great day!
Aseret25 rated for Chunk O Cardboard - September 2020 on Oct 1, 2020
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Comment: Thanks for the "chunk!" Cheezits were a favorite snack through lots of late night study sessions when I was in college.
KarenFife rated for Chunk O Cardboard - September 2020 on Sep 21, 2020
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Comment: Thank you for the Nilla Wafers postcard! Love the sticker and the great quote. I agree, it’s the wise thing to do!
geekgirl1001000 rated for USATC: Text me ATC Swap on Sep 21, 2020
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Comment: Love the autumn theme! thanks for the extras.
JBuchner rated for WIYM: Junk Journal Supplies #5 on Sep 19, 2020
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Comment: Thanks so much. The stamps are great!
noone7212 rated for Save the USPS PC swap on Sep 4, 2020
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Comment: Thank you for the pretty card! I've never baked with pineapple but it looks like fun - definitely on the to do list. :-) I hope you're doing well and staying safe!
Meowsha rated for Save the USPS PC swap on Sep 4, 2020
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Comment: Thank you for the perfect card! And perfect quote, too.
luluvision rated for Save the USPS PC swap on Sep 1, 2020
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Comment: Such a pretty bird of paradise postcard! Thank you so much! The Nikita Khrushchev quote is a funny one! And the Solar Eclipse stamp is one of my favorite ones!
Response: Thanks for the heart. I'm glad that you liked the card & stamp. Happy swapping.
HannahKaitlyn rated for Save the USPS PC swap on Aug 29, 2020
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Comment: Thank you! I love these cards! I also love the stamp you used!
Response: I'm glad that you liked both items; thanks so much for the heart. Happy swapping!!
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Comment: Thank you for the PC. I do like your journal question. I love our winter. Winter is a wonderful time to be outside as it is so mild in our state.
Response: My favorite season has always been fall, even in Arizona. I love the days (weeks, if we're lucky) where I don't need to use the AC or heat to keep the house temperature in an acceptable range. Thanks for the heart; see you around the swaps.
stkirsch rated for Save the USPS PC swap on Aug 29, 2020
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Comment: The card was lovely. I actually saw the most stunning butterfly is ever seen yesterday so this called the off nicely. I tried Discovery of Witches but couldn't get into it. It may be because I've had a hard time reading fiction lately.
Response: Thanks for the heart; much appreciated. My daughter shaving visual challenges with book reading and so lately has been enjoying audiobooks. After rejecting that format for a number of years, I've really come to enjoy them. I have listened to the 4 books in the ADOW world several times through while walking. I hope that suggestion might help you as well. See you around the swaps.
suepier rated for Five Christmas Card Swap on Feb 15, 2020
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Comment: Thank you for the beautiful card.
suepier rated for Christmas Postcards #2 USA on Feb 15, 2020
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Comment: Thank you for the pretty postcard.
AmySue2 rated for Five Christmas Card Swap on Jan 28, 2020
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MarHelene rated for WIYM: Sender's Choice PC #5 INTL on Jan 10, 2020
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Comment: How funny, my son is thinking of transferring to SJ!
goinjenny rated for WIYM: Sender's Choice PC #5 INTL on Jan 7, 2020
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Comment: Thank you
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Comment: Thank you for the beautiful card and cute stickers!!! I hope your frinds don't forget Portuguese! Kk I wish you Merry Chistmas and a Happy New Year!!!
jasdeepk rated for Five Christmas Card Swap on Dec 22, 2019
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Comment: Thank you for the postcard!
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Comment: Amazing how little things can make you smile. Thank you for the card and amazing napkins and Dr Seuss.💕
kssunlover1947 rated for Ho Ho Ho on Dec 16, 2019
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Comment: Thank you for the card and the Grinch quote.

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Comments

AncientPlanter on Jun 27, 2019:

Hi Margaret! Just letting you know that I mailed out today a replacement for the AAA:Say Something ATC that never arrived. This time I went to the post office counter and had him hand cancel it in front of me so it better make it. It should take a week at the very most to arrive in Arizona from Oregon. Here's hoping this one arrives!

Juliajae on Mar 13, 2015:

Hi Margaret! Nice to make the connection! I saw you in the alter a photo swap :) Looking forward to swapping! -Julia-

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