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PenPaperPostage

PenPaperPostage
Date Joined: May 11, 2019
Last Online: March 30, 2020
Birthday: June 7
Country: United States

About Me

I have been a mail artist and avid letter-writer for well over 30 years. Started creating fun stuff for my grandparents, then added my brothers to my mailing list when they left for college, and have been building my mailing list ever since.

I'm also a bit of a pack rat. I collect bone china tea sets and typewriters plus have have a huge stash of arts and crafts supplies because I used to have an online store called Serendipity Arts.

Favorite Books

I love to read but sitting down to hold a book isn't an option for a mail art crazy person like me...so I listen to audiobooks.

Since I'm multitasking most of the time, I listen to brain candy books...romance (mostly historical) young adult, adventure, and travel.

Lord of the Rings is one of my all time favorites, though I also enjoyed the Poor Relations series by CJ Archer, The Girl with All the Gifts, the Gregor series by Suzanne Collins, and the epic poem A Long Way Down by Jason Reynolds.

Favorite Television

I don't watch TV regularly but there are several shows that I've binged watched recently:

Downton Abbey (watched it real-time as well), Elementary, Empire, The Good Doctor, Power, A Discovery of Witches (loved the book too), The Indian Doctor.

As you can tell, I really like British period dramas!!

Favorite Movies

The most beautiful movie I've ever seen is What Dreams May Come...the art is incredible and it's no surprise that it won the Academy Award for Best Cinematography. The only problem is that it is terribly depressing so I don't watch it very often.

I'm also a huge Diane Keaton fan. (I'd like to be her when I grow up!!) I like pretty much all of her movies!!!

Things I Like

I love mail art of all kinds. I make mostly mixed media collage postcards but I'm open to receiving almost anything. I have a room in my house that has one wall collaged with my favorite mail stuff so I can see it every day.

My Likes: tea sets, typewriters (I collect them), colorful labels for addressing envelopes, vintage alarm clocks and telephones, anything Paddington or Winnie-the-Pooh, fortune cookie fortunes, owls, planner and journal stickers, trains, Volkswagen Beetles (I'm obsessed!!!), Florence Italy (my favorite place in the whole world), dogs (especially mastiffs or any other giant breed), sheet music, book pages in other languages, lady bugs, tarot cards, unusually shaped playing cards (especially the joker and Queen of Hearts), sticker quotes -- not religious, clock and watch faces, libraries and books, and vertical flower cards.

My favorite colors are pink (any shade but especially raspberry), orange (not neon), hunter green, and navy blue.

I love Kawaii stickers of little girls and letter and number stickers of any color, size or font. Color pens are also exciting to me...especially small tip ballpoint and gel pens.

And one more thing...I am super interested in tiny houses and she-sheds. My husband is currently building me a she-shed in the backyard and I'd love to see what other people have created. If you send me pictures of yours, I'll send you pictures of mine!!!

Dislikes/Don't Want's

Naturally I appreciate anything someone sends me but there are a few things I just have no use for: scrapbook paper smaller than 8x11, anything edible (I have weird food allergies and new one pop up as I get older), cat stuff, teacher stickers, kid-oriented stickers (I have very few children in my life).

Special Requests

I'm hoping since lots of people from lots of different places may look at my profile maybe someone will help me with some special things I like or am looking for.

First and foremost, I'm looking for a paperback version of The Hobbit, Lord of the Rings, The Little Prince, Paddington, The Chronicles of Narnia (any book) or The Velveteen Rabbit in languages other than English. I'd also like a paperback book that's in Russian, French, or Italian. Hmmm...I would even be happy with just a few pages from any of those...not even the whole book.

I also get a kick out of odd/vulgar/gothic/ sexual/skater/emo stickers. I don't know why but sometimes I just need a sticker that fits a bad, snarky, angry, sexy or depressed mood -- stickers are always so damn happy and that's not always my style...especially in my journals. I get most of mine on wish.com ...but I would love to see what other people have found.

Ratings

ScorpioRising29 rated for A Happy Surprise #2 on Mar 28, 2020
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Comment: OH MY GOSH!! 😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍 This has got to be HANDS DOWN the best swap I have EVER received! So many things I absolutely love...the stamps (my first ever!) & ink, all of the the absolutely amazing, unique, and quality stickers, the mini tarot cards, the Edward Gorey pc (✨!), the stick on gemstones, all of the mini envelopes full of treasures, on top of everything else....wow, just WOW! Thank you THANK YOU. πŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œ
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Comment: You have just made my YEAR!! You are so kind to have done this much for me! I love all the pens I just want to keep looking at them all!LOL I deeply appreciate everything and I really cant tell you my favorite except for maybe the pens! I have plenty thanks to you. You are too kind for such a generous swap!!Thank you from the bottom of my heart!!
Earlgurl rated for Stickers and Something Green on Mar 18, 2020
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Comment: Wow!!! I'm just amazed at the package you sent me. I absolutely LOVE ALL OF IT. You're incredibly talented,, regarding the way you put that together. I feel like I opened a present and not just a sticker swap. I can't say THANK YOU enough!!! Very special swap, indeed!!! Oh and I LOVE all of the stickers SO MUCH!!! Thank you again SO MUCH!!! XOXO
Suzyanner rated for A Happy Surprise #2 on Mar 17, 2020
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Comment: WOW! You blew me away with your amazing envelope full of treats, all presented like presents! I had the greatest time opening everything up! You are so sweet and generous!
Response: I'm so glad you enjoyed it!!
AdeleAmy rated for Adopt My Stickers #1 on Mar 16, 2020
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Comment: Finally got the sneaky thing. I'm so glad was able to receive it as I LOVE LOVE LOVE it!!!!
Response: I sent you an email but thought I should respond here too. I'm so sorry that you haven't received my package. I will look around to see if it's been overlooked or send a new one ASAP...you can see from my ratings I'm not a flaker. I will take care of this today.
Amyncognito rated for Sticker PC Swap #16 - USA ONLY on Mar 14, 2020
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Comment: Thanks for all the great stickers!
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Comment: So sorry about the late rate, thank you so much!
Tricia22 rated for Sticker PC Swap #16 - USA ONLY on Mar 13, 2020
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Response: I don’t know if you noticed, but the label with your name on it is actually an envelope and if you open it there’s something special in there for you. Also, you’re going to get another postcard because I did resend. I was worried the other one had gotten lost in the mail.
BMitchell1978 rated for Random Sticker Sheet Swap #7 on Mar 13, 2020
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Comment: Thank you
denisedecker58 rated for Random Sticker Sheet Swap #7 on Mar 9, 2020
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Comment: Thank you for an awesome swap! I loved everything!!
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Comment: OMG! I chuckled when I read your journal because I know just what you are talking about. If I decide to go home this summer I will surely look you up. Now that I’m older I appreciate where I grew up. Hang in there! If you need to talk email or pm me in swap-bot and I’ll send you my email address. Take care! Thank you very much for all the wonderful things you sent me! I’m grateful!❣️
AlisonKingWriter rated for Handmade Postalettes #4 on Feb 6, 2020
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Comment: OH MY GOSH thank you for the gorgeous postalette-book hybrid thing and the extras- I LOVE it. Thank you!! -Al
mags142 rated for Make an Envelope and Add A Surprise on Jan 7, 2020
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Comment: Hello Seren! Thanks for such a great envelope and the nice package inside! You put so much care and I'm so thankful for being your partner! Happy swapping!
Ellen101 rated for Sending stuff in twos #16 on Jan 7, 2020
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Comment: I just love and enjoy everything from your envie to the note with the hand painted tree. Thank you so much! I am excited to use the flowers and stems to make my own bouquets and I will use the botanical stickers n die cuts in my mail art! (❀Alice n friends stamped images...way cool) 5⭐
Burger1girl rated for Fast Blind Swap 6 on Jan 7, 2020
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Comment: PenPaperpostage, you have sent me the most wonderful swap package!! I can't give you all the hearts you deserve!! You were very generous!! Thank you!! Lets see, I love the postcards,the envelope it came in, the envelope you decorated inside and the paper...I love the best!! But everything is very much cherished. Thank you so much for such an enjoyable swap..you made my day!
PineappleTarts rated for Sending stuff in twos #16 on Jan 6, 2020
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Comment: Thank you so much for all the extra goodies! I do like them.
Kirkdebb rated for Fast Blind Swap 5 on Jan 6, 2020
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Comment: Thank you for an amazing swap!! I love everything you sent! You sent me so many goodies! Thank you for the book pages, I love the Hobbit! I also love the old stamps and the paper flowers. I wish I could give you more than one heart!!
dorcii rated for Magical Bits Envie INTL #1 on Jan 5, 2020
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Comment: Thank you very much for your amazing package! I really liked the small, 3D flowers <3
Nika rated for β˜† FULL ENVELOPE #20 β˜† on Dec 31, 2019
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Comment: Hi Seren, your envelope is amazing, I really can't find a word to tell you how deeply suprised I am. That's the most impressive gift I have ever had here. My favourite ones are: the tiny fancy ladies- sticker and the typewriter card with envelope.Thank you so much and Happy New Year!!
FeetInTheSoil rated for Happy Mail Swap on Dec 28, 2019
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Comment: WOW Seren 😲😍🀯 your mail is so generous I can't even belive my eyes. The mail art held up very well with only a couple of stickers peeling. You asked me to tell you what my favourite item in the package is not how could I choose?! I think it's between the orange handmade paper journal/blank photo album which I'm going to turn into a birthday present for my mother, and the little collection of stickers. Thank you so much!

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Comments

Luvslife3 on Mar 25, 2020:

Seren, you gave me Christmas in the middle of all this insanity!! Your generosity is way above and beyond!! I'm a sucker for letters....never expected anything like that at all and I love them all!! I've never seen the wooden tray with circle letters before, so unique..wheels are turning on what to do with them!! I love the ivy and roses stamp, but my favorite in them is "good life" and "joy is where you find it". The little Jolee flower and stem packs are absolutely perfect for the atc's I love to make!! Thank you so much for all the happiness!!! Take care and stay safe and healthy!!

Burger1girl on Mar 25, 2020:

You are so kind!! I love everything you sent me and have to say this is the best swap I've ever received!! I'm still going back through everything. I have all the pens I need now and that makes me happy!! everything you sent makes me happy. Thank you again for a wonderful swap!!

LavenderSprinkles on Mar 25, 2020:

Hey! I saw your post about paper. I am a homeschooling mom. I could use some paper for arts and crafts for the kids. I inboxes you my address. Thanks in advance.

Burger1girl on Jan 7, 2020:

I can never thank you enough for the Fast Blind Swap you sent me!! The envelope itself is gorgeous. The inside held a generous amount of thought and kindness. Postcards, paper, stickers, notecards..book pages..and more were all just awesome!! Thanks again for a great swap!!

amybella on Jul 27, 2019:

Wow Seren! What a great package of goodies. Thank you so much for the variety of stuff. I love all the stickers and stamps and everything. You really went above and beyond my friend. Thanks so much!! Amy

Tverne05 on Jun 10, 2019:

Happy belated birthday! 🎁 πŸŽ‚ I hope you had an awesome birthday!

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