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paperboats9

paperboats9
Date Joined: September 12, 2018
Last Online: April 21, 2019
Birthday: July 18, 1990
Country: Germany
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About Me

Guten Tag! I'm 28 years old and live in Germany. My life revolves around teaching English, traveling, food and making art.

I've had pen pals from all across the globe since my early teen years. Exchanging mail and small gifts has sparked my interest in learning about how people live in different parts of the world, the things they collect, the food they enjoy, the art they make and the passions they carry. I will try to go out of my way to make people happy - I hope this passion will show in the things I send. I would absolutely love if you included a personal note, even if it's just a sentence about who you are and what you love.

I really enjoy sending snail mail, and even more so I love receiving responses. I would love to hear back from you (even if the swap doesn't call for it) if you feel like the things I sent spoke to you especially, or something I wrote sparked your interest. I'm always looking for penpals :) Just leave a comment in your rating or in your swap.

I pledge to rate my swap partners as soon as I receive their swap. I also pledge to send out items on time. Please send me a private message if you think something went wrong - I will glady resend items, but please contact me before giving me a bad rating.

Please note: If you find one of the swaps marked as "sent" on a Saturday or Sunday that means I dropped them into a mailbox on that day. These mailboxes might not be emptied and the swaps stamped until the Monday after. This is also true for other weekdays after 4pm.

Things I like

♥ I collect recipes from all over the world - if you want to make me very happy, please share your favorite recipes with me, preferably on a recipe card (as I collect those too!) :)

♥ scrapbook and office supplies: pages from newspapers or old books from your country (esp. vintage books including illustrations), stickers (especially washi stickers, botanical stickers, stickers with female characters, ...), washi tape (any, really!), ephemera (vintage or new, I'd love if it had foreign writing on it), sticky notes, pretty paper clips, notebooks, planner stickers.

♥ art supplies: water color tubes, guache paint, black waterproof pens (e.g. fine sharpie pens), brushes, color pencils, art journals, tombow markers, embroidery thread, metallic pens, ...

♥ colors and patterns: I love pastel and muted colors, geometric and Scandinavian design and minimalist art :) I'm into natural designs, esp. cacti and succulents and other botanicals (I love vintage botanical designs). I also love anything bohemian as well as oriental (esp. Moroccan) designs. I also enjoy galaxy designs (not so much astronauts and spaceships but more so stars, planets, skies, ...)

♥ reading: English paperbacks, poems, children's books (esp. illustrated books/storybooks), ...

♥ seeds (flowers, herbs, fruits, veggies ...) - please do make sure that your country's customs allow for seeds to leave your country

♥ tea: I love all kinds, except for red bush/rooibos tea (I don't like the taste), earl grey and chamomile tea (I'm allergic unfortunately)

♥ postcards: You won't usually find me in too many postcard swaps as I've more or less given up my postcard collection. However, I still enjoy receiving art postcards or postcards with unique (esp. botanical and vintage) designs. If you're in the US and can get a hold of the vintage National Park postcards, I would be forever grateful if you would share one with me!). I prefer my postcards sent naked, stamped and written on :)

♥ food from other countries: snacks, chocolate, gum, candy, licorice - I'll try anything and don't have any allergies :)

♥ anything musical theater/broadway themed (e.g. postcards, vintage playbooks, etc.)

♥ (flat) wooden christmas tree ornaments

♥ toiletry items (trial size), e.g. hand lotion, soap, ...

Things I dislike

I consider it common courtesy not to send items I wouldn't like receiving myself (such as poor quality items, broken, ripped or torn, etc.) - after all, we're all here to enjoy swapping and bring joy to our swap partners. That being said - I'm not too picky (because I can always pass on things I don't have a use for), but these are items that I prefer less:

♦ free/ad and touristic postcards

♦ cartoons characters and Disney-related items (unless it's kawaii, I do like kawaii characters!)

♦ anything that smells like nicotine

♦ bookmarks (I have too many and don't really have a use for them)

♦ anything mystical, dragons, medieval, ...

Ratings

Eulegirl rated for 3-Course Meal Recipe Swap + Note on Apr 21, 2019
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Comment: Let me tell you how excited I am to try this meal! I have German heritage, but have never made Schnitzel. I can change this now! I want to try the other things, too. It's going to be amazing! Thank you so much!!
tisha rated for Magazine Clippings on Apr 19, 2019
5
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Comment: Thank you so much for the clippings and the cute envelope, I'm sure I can use them!
Response: Thanks for your rating and the heart :)
Daycie rated for ☆ THEMED ENVELOPE #4 ☆ on Apr 19, 2019
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Comment: Thank you so much for this lovely cute blue swap! I really like al the items and the England stickers too! 😁👍
Response: Thank you so much for your sweet rating. I'm especially glad you like the England stickers :)
Lemonfox rated for International Washi Samples on Apr 16, 2019
5
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Comment: Thanks for the washi! All of them are adorable!
Response: Thanks for the rating and the heart! Glad to hear you enjoy what I sent!
jacianne rated for MAIL ART HAPPY MAIL - COLOR THEMED on Apr 16, 2019
5
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Comment: thank you so much...love what you sent
Response: Thanks for the rating and the heart! Glad to hear you enjoy what I sent!
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Comment: Thanks a lot for your wonderful letter :) My friend was an Erasmus city in Paderborn, and she liked being there very much! :) I hope I can visit it in the future.
Response: Oh, what a coincidence! We have a lot of Erasmus students, which makes campus life so much more lively :) I hope you do stop by for a visit one day!
Johanna51 rated for "A week in my life" letter swap on Apr 10, 2019
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Comment: Thank you for your "week in your life". You say the same thing about my husband about conferences. It is exhausting, but so enriching. My husband's last conference, sofar, was in Riga, Latvia. Your letter made me a bit sad, because I'm retired now, beside that I have some health problems. So my life is a bit boring now. But I enjoy the things I can do. Thank you for the extra's in the envelope. I always keep a list of the swaps I'm in. And yes, I also look at the name(s) who is going to send me something, like you.
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Comment: Wow! This is such a lovely swap thank you so much for joining my swap. I hope to host more international versions soon. Alll the goodies are so awesome. Im excited about the tea flavors you sent! Thank you again. ❤
Response: I'm so happy you like what I sent :) I had a lot of fun putting your envelope together. I'd love to participate in more swaps of this kind, please host one again ❤
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Comment: Liebe Silvia, vielen vielen lieben Dank für deinen wundervollen Brief. Ich habe mich sooo gefreut! Es hat total meinem Geschmack getroffen!! :) Danke, dass du dir so viel Mühe gegeben hast. Wenn du noch auf der Suche nach Brieffreunden bist, meld dich gerne bei mir. Alles Liebe und vielen Dank, Jenny
Response: Hey Jenny! Ich freue mich wirklich sehr, dass dir mein Brief gefallen hat und dass ich deinen Geschmack getroffen habe. Ich bin tatsächlich auf der Suche nach Brieffreunden und würde mich sehr freuen mit dir Briefe auszutauschen :)
m3i5 rated for Mystery Swap #7 International on Mar 30, 2019
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Comment: My O my Silvia, thank you so very much for spoiling me with your big mail art envelope full of fun surprises! :D I love everything you sent! You really made my day 😄😄😄
Response: Ah, your rating makes me so happy. Thank you so much for the heart, too! I'm so happy you like what I picked out for you. Have a wonderful spring :)
Daycie rated for MAIL ART HAPPY MAIL - COLOR THEMED on Mar 30, 2019
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Comment: Thank you so much for this awesome green swap! 😍 I really love everything: the beautiful envelop, the nice goodies and crafting papers, and of course the tea. 😁 Can't wait to try them!
Response: You're most welcome! I had so much fun putting it together, what a fun little spring project! Enjoy the tea :)
mimilm rated for POSTCARD: I don't live there! on Mar 29, 2019
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Comment: Paris looks so lovely! It's on my bucket list though and this postcard definitely adds to it!
Response: Thanks for your rating! I hope you will get a chance to travel to Paris soon.
ljm2g15 rated for POSTCARD: I don't live there! on Mar 29, 2019
5
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Comment: Thanks for my lovely postcard, I loved it :)
Response: You're very welcome! Thanks for the rating and the heart :)
Marleen1979 rated for WOMAN art PC March on Mar 29, 2019
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Comment: Thank you Silvia for your wonderful card by Renoir. What a beautiful handwriting you have! Have a great weekend Cheers
Response: Ah, thanks for the compliment! I'm very happy you enjoyed the card so much!
marijke rated for PICK 7 SWAP - EUROPE on Mar 21, 2019
5
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Comment: Thank you for the nice things you've sent me
Response: Thanks for your rating, Marijke! :)
Nehalennia rated for Penpals Feb 2019 - International on Mar 20, 2019
5
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Comment: Thank you so much for your lovely and long letter. It was great to read from you and I'll write you back soon x
Response: So happy you received and enjoyed the letter! I can't wait to read your reply :)
Doon rated for ☆ THEMED ENVELOPE #3 ☆ on Mar 20, 2019
5
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Comment: Hallo Silvia, Thanks for the paper goodies, I love the *penguin books* postcard and the tea ;) Greetz Doon
Response: Thanks for your rating, Doon! I'm happy you enjoy what I sent. Enjoy the tea :)
Hope84 rated for ☆ FULL ENVELOPE #11 ☆ on Mar 19, 2019
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Comment: Hello, thank you very much for this nice full envelope...I really like everything you sent to me...I like the candy "Daim" , very good :-) . Many Greetings from Italy!!! Happy Spring :-) !!!
Response: I'm so happy you like what I sent and wow, I'm surprised how fast the swap got to you :) Happy spring to you too!
nnair rated for Spring/Flower Flip book on Mar 12, 2019
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Comment: Thanks for the lovely spring flipbook, Silvia. I would love to send one to you as well!
Frickenjazzed rated for Favourite Quote Handlettering on Mar 9, 2019
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Comment: Your quote is such a good one and applies to things happening in my life right now. And I love the way you applied the quote to the background. Gorgeous! Thank you!
Response: So happy you finally received it and like the quote as well. You're very welcome :)

Rating Overview

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5.0000 37 1 1
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Comments

earthnk on Feb 11, 2019:

Handwritten quote is winging its way to you as of an hour ago. It was nice to share. 😊

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