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plasticprincess

plasticprincess
Date Joined: July 12, 2012
Last Online: October 5, 2019
Birthday: October 11, 1966
Country: Finland
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About Me

My name is Karen and I'm an American, but have been living in Finland since 1997. I'm married to a Finn and we have a son born in 2001. We also have cats (or they have us).

****NOTE: 25.9.2019***** There was a news story recently about our postal subcontractors mishandling mail. If my swap hasn't arrived in a reasonable amount of time, I will send it again. Please send me a message and let me know.

Favorite Crafts

I'm happiest when I have paper, scissors, and glue. I love to make mini albums or small pieces of art. I love making ATCs and mini pocket letters.

I also crochet. My grandmother taught me the basics when I was young and then I picked up a book in my 20s and started again. I make baby afghans most of the time. I have a Christmas afghan that I started 20 years ago and hope to finish some day.

I'm trying to learn to sew. My machine is old, a gift from my mother-in-law who received it from her mother. The threading is daunting and I can never remember how to thread it. I need to learn how to use it so I can sew on my cards and layouts. Oh, and there's that cathedral quilt I started years ago. Learning to sew would help with a lot of things.

Favorite Music

My husband is usually in charge of the music. We do have similar tastes, but I grew up in the U.S. and he grew up in Finland. I was more into rock and I still love it. He likes that synth European stuff. I've learned to like it, even love it, but I still keep the harder stuff in my iTunes.

Favorites:

Adele, Paloma Faith, Coldplay, Depeche Mode, Muse, U2, New Order, Bryan Adams, Simple Minds.

Hobbies

I cook and bake. A lot. My favorite things to bake are cookies and cupcakes.

As soon as the snow melts enough to let me get to my grill, I start grilling.

I play Pokemon Go with my husband. There are many adults in my area who play, so we see many of them every day. We always meet new PoGo players when we travel, too. It's a lot of fun! I only like the virtual Pokemon, though.

Favorite Books

I enjoy anything that is well-written. I've read a lot of fantasy books as well as the Twilight and Hunger Games series. In the last few years, I've found that I really like Dale Carnegie's books and have looked for others like them.

Lately, I've been reading historical novels. Most have been about WWII.

Heart ideas

What can you send me? Supplies for card making, ribbon - even 6-12 inches, washi or deco tape, a sheet of glue dots. Sequins and other small embellishments. Used postage stamps would be great!

Printed digital stamps or some stamped images to color. The digital stamps should be a size that's good for cards.

I like black tea. I don't care for fruity tea, but dh likes it. He drinks much more tea than I do.

Thanks for asking!

Coffee

I love coffee. Pictures of coffee or quotes about coffee that I can use in some projects would be great!

Ratings

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Comment: Thank you 😍 I got it 😊
ubx rated for Happy Mail Swap on Aug 17, 2019
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Comment: Thanks for tour lovely happy Mail! Loved your pocket letter !!!
Response: You're welcome! I'm so happy you liked it.
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Comment: Thank you for your rain drop art. We've got the opposite weather here. Very hot and less rain. I will send some sun your way. :) Also thanks für the sewn heart and the goodies!
MiriamYocheved rated for New Technique Flat Art Swap on Nov 21, 2018
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Comment: Thank you for your ATC. They are very cute. Free hand drawing or painting is always challenging. You did great.
Moni rated for Profilbased swap on Oct 10, 2018
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Comment: Thanks so much for this lovely swap
graciepie49 rated for 8 ATC on Sep 14, 2017
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Comment: Hi Karen :-) . . . Great news! I received your envelope this afternoon! I knew it was yours as soon as I saw it and I was so happy that it arrived. Your "8 ATC" is Adorable and very impressive to be made from the yogurt carton and cereal box materials! I also live in a city that has a good recycling program, so most of what we throw away gets recycled, that is unless I get it first for my own kind of recycling. I will keep your snowman on my desk where I work to remind me that soon we will have cooler temperatures, but probably not much snow to speak of if any.
mammaNilangi rated for Happy Letter and Surprise #2 on Aug 10, 2017
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Comment: Thank you so much for the lovely letter and the goodies
Zander rated for ATC newbie and beginner friendly #5 on Jul 27, 2017
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Comment: Thank You so much for the ATC and extras, I love rainbows and the raindrops look so realistic!!
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Comment: Thank you for the nice postcard!
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Comment: thanks a lot!
Response: I'm so glad you got it. I was beginning to get concerned.
user4532 rated for Pinterest: Halloween on Dec 29, 2016
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Comment: Thank you, I loved looking at all the pins, good fun!! Happy New Year!!!
kayfay rated for Pinterest - Yule/Christmas/Xmas on Dec 17, 2016
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Comment: Great board! I really liked the variety of pins.
Jjean rated for Pinterest - Yule/Christmas/Xmas on Dec 16, 2016
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Comment: Thank you for sharing such an exciting board........pinned a few...have a Merry Christmas.
Wildchild rated for Pinterest - Yule/Christmas/Xmas on Dec 16, 2016
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Comment: I love it, snowmen are my favorite winter theme :) Can't wait to play with all the little goodies! Thanks and happy holidays
Papergirl46 rated for Watercolor ATC #3 on Nov 29, 2016
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Comment: Thank you so much! Love the card
UrsaMinor rated for SIE ~ translate this postcard #3 on Nov 28, 2016
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Comment: Spasiba! The card appears to say "I [love] Kazan", ya lyublyu Kazan. I checked, and it's a historical town in Russia with buildings like the one in the graphic design on the postcard. Thank you, this inspires me to find out more about the place :) Thank you for joining this swap!
Response: You're very welcome. I knew I could never find anything other than Finnish, Swedish, or English locally so I asked on Facebook if any of my friends had a postcard in a different language. My Tatar friend had a couple from her hometown. That was the only one with any text at all. She said that even though it was in Russian, the style was Kazan. I'm so happy you liked it.
Creeny rated for SIE ~ translate this postcard #3 on Nov 26, 2016
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Comment: Kiitos hauska kortista! I love it. Actually I have a workmate who is exactly like this - telling things over and over :D Hyvää viikonloppua!
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Camiliann rated for Pinterest: Halloween on Nov 5, 2016
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Comment: Thanks fabulous board

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Comments

polvodestrella on Feb 25, 2018:

Welcome to EU Happy Swaps, thanks for joining!

Johkup on Dec 10, 2014:

Thanks for the Christmas gift :) Joululahjahippa

betty194 on Dec 2, 2013:

Hi! I am the host of the 3 Christmas presents - EUROPE ONLY swap, the sending deadline was the 29th Nov. Pls contact me and your partner and send asap! Thanks, best wishes, Betty

tingtinga2602 on Jul 3, 2013:

to Newbie ATC Swap! Happy Swapping.

EmilyT on Jul 15, 2012:

Thanks for joining my swap! I see you are very new to swap bot-please let me know if you have any questions and I can try to help.

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