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queeniek

queeniek
Date Joined: August 6, 2009
Last Online: February 20, 2019
Birthday: May 7
Country: Canada

About Me

Hi! It's nice to meet you. It's been a while since I've been on this site, but I am definitely glad to be back. I've been craving creativity and this was always a great outlet for that. I'm a 29-year-old from Ontario, Canada. I work a pretty standard desk job during the day and I'm hoping to reignite some creativity in my downtime. I love reading and writing. I haven't done a lot of creative writing recently, but I would like to begin doing that again. I found these wonderful little notebooks with blanks pages (gotta be blank pages) and at the time I needed to have them just in case. They still sit among my books on my bookcase. I have 2 pretty great brothers (I'm a middler) and a great boyfriend of 5 years.

Favorite Television

I am in love with Netflix, really and truly. Most recently, as in just yesterday, I watched Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat. It's a food documentary surrounding those four elements of meals and cuisine. It takes you to Italy for fat, Japan for salt, South America for Acid and so on. It is everything that I'm about. I adore travelling, I need it in my life. I also love food and cooking, so it really couldn't have been more perfect.

Favorite Crafts

I am genuinely obsessed with viewing other people's journals. I love the combination of diary and art journal, I think it is so beautiful. I'd love to have that with my own personal journal. I love the layering of washi tapes, photos and stickers. I feel like it is so personal to the individual and viewing them just allows you to have a glimpse into someone's free formed emotions if that makes sense.

I also really enjoy little trinkets. I love handmade polymers, ceramic pins, enamel pins, little felt figurines, stone carvings or anything made of natural elements ( I have a beautiful set of ceramic Japanese bowls and two little clay pots that sit atop my stove - they have sea salt and ground pepper). I love wood and bamboo bowls.

Collections

Office supplies and art paper... I have an intense weakness for beautiful fine tip pens, colours felt tip marks, deco tapes, adorable post-its, both simple and decorative notebooks, decorative envelopes, postcards, paper clips (I have a set of pineapple paper clips and they never fail to make me smile), unique pinboard pins, and so many other office supplies.

I also have started collecting some speckled ceramics. I love them so dearly, it's a complete vibe that just... sends me back to a simpler time where ceramics were values and treasured.

Filled journals! I recently saw someone flipping through a shared journal and I am hooked, I definitely want to begin collecting them. I'm excited.

Update (11/18/18) - I recently came across Pocket Letters and.... how did I not know about them sooner?! I've started joining Pocket Letter swaps and I'm excited to get started. In the process of looking into Pocket Letters and what the contents can include and I came across Ephemera. I've started to try and include little handmade decos and I think I'm going to try some die cutting (which also, how did I not know about these!?)... I'm in love with it all.

A Piece of My Bucketlist

  • Travel to Italy
  • Travel to Australia
  • Living abroad
  • Travel to Denmark
  • Learning 3 new languages
  • Finish a degree
  • Take a cooking course in 7 different countries
  • Read 12 books a year
  • Keep a journal for the remainder of my life

Those are just a few, but my list is constantly growing and changing

Always Welcome

This isn't a wish list, but a list of things that are always welcome :)

  • yummy individually wrapped tea or coffee (I love tea)
  • sticker sheets - sender's choice
  • journal or list prompts
  • cute blank tags
  • penpal supplies (cute stationery, envelopes, etc.)
  • cute decos and eupherma (lace ribbons, twine, newspaper clippings, etc.)
  • friendship, squash, and flip books
  • old/used stamps
  • unused unique postcards (handmade or store bought)
  • watercoloured items
  • travel related items (stickers, stamps, postage, coins, travel tags, passport-like stamps)
  • travelling journals or letters
  • cute doodles (either stickers or made by you :))
  • cute food related items (stickers, stamps, stationery, etc. - I love pineapples.. it's a little embarrassing)
  • lots of die cuts ( I love die cuts )
  • any extra "junk" you're getting rid of (stationery, sticker sheets, scrapbook paper, note cards, journal cards, decos, etc. - I'm building my stash)
  • cute enamel charms or pins
  • lots of punch type labels (the typer writer style)
  • travelling notebooks, letters, or postcards
  • pastel, monotone, grey hue, classic, modern themes
  • purple and green are my favourite colours (never together but separately)
  • anything related to your culture (I love learning about other cities and countries, so any little trinkets or items related to your country would be lovely)
  • recipes with picture (I'm always looking for new delicious vegetarian, vegan, or plant-based, in general, would be awesome because I'm trying to go plant-based - currently still a meat eater though so any recipe is welcome)
  • your grocery list with receipts (it sounds odd yes, but I LOVE seeing what other families or individuals shop for the week - budgeting is a major focus for me so I think that is where it stems from haha)
  • moon cycles or astrological items (I'm learning about the 12 houses and the planets movement through those houses, so I'd love moon stickers, postcards, note cards, constellation stickers, drawings, etc.)
  • tarot items (I'm also learning about tarot cards, so send me your favourite card and what the significance is to you)

Here's a link to my favourites page on Etsy, if you're looking for more ideas:

https://www.etsy.com/people/koifulshop?ref=hdr&tab=items

Updates

Open to new international penpals! PM me if you would like to a new friend :)

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Comment: Thank you for the receipts! I wish I could be as disciplined as you are about my meal plans :)
angel1985 rated for 30 List with Angel1985 on Feb 19, 2019
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Comment: Oh my goodness, this was a BEAUTIFUL set of lists and I have loved every minute of reading the little pockets of letters. Thank you so much! If I could give you multiple hearts I absolutely would!
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Comment: So pretty! I love all the notes you included. Clever idea.
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Comment: Hi Cherrelle, I love your letter. I will write you back!
USAFwife rated for queeniek & USAFwife 30 Lists on Jan 31, 2019
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Comment: Thanks for the great swap. You had an interesting way to share the info, and I enjoyed that. :)
Innytoes rated for QUICK Sticker Sheets swap #1 on Jan 26, 2019
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Comment: Hi Cherelle, Thanks so much for the super cool stickers, your long letter, and the adorable extra's. (Sorry for the late rate, they came in just as I was struck down with the flu.) I'll have to have a good hard think about the New Year questions you sent me! Such a great reminder to myself.
Response: No worries! I'm so glad it arrived safely! I hope you get better soon, we've had our round of getting sick here too. We drank lots of ginger root tea
bluehairedmary rated for QUICK Sticker Sheets swap #1 on Jan 24, 2019
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Comment: Thank you for your letter and the stickers you included! I haven't quite gotten into making my own pocket letters, but I've received a few lovely ones. The mini ones are just amazing! Thank you for all the extras you sent - you made for a very special piece of happy mail! I love how a simple swap can become an extraordinary one! I will write you back since you included some neat questions!
Response: I would love to hear from you! I'm so glad everything arrived okay. I've become a little obsessed with pocket letters, I've seen so many amazing ones
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Comment: Thanks so much for your letter. I'm going to look up some of the books you mentioned especially self help ones. I also have a huge collection of cookbooks. Harry Potter would be good to take. I could read those multiple times too!
Response: I adore cookbooks! I just got some from the library. The Modern Cook has some great recipes and The Minimalist Baker. It has a recipe for Chickpea Tofu that sounds great :)
annim rated for Pocket Letter Pen Pals #1-WINTER THEME on Dec 30, 2018
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Comment: Thank you for the pocket letter and goodies. Cool that I was the receiver of your first ever pocket letter. I think for the future ones have a look online to see examples. :)
Response: I'm so glad you received them! I recently received a Christmas pocket letter from a Facebook group I'm in and it gave me so many ideas for my next one!
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Comment: Thank you for the beautiful handmade card and sorry for the late rating. My bad. I love the card and your beautiful penmanship.
jlink rated for Newbie Friendly Christmas Card Swap on Dec 5, 2018
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Comment: got your super cute card - thank you - be sure to include the name of swap and your swap-bot name - it took me awhile to find you as I am in multiple swaps.
Response: I'm so glad you received it, our postal service is on strike so I was worried but everyone else had received their things. This was fun, I try to make handmade cards every year
stephanieM rated for TGIF Weekend Notecard #126 on Nov 19, 2018
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Comment: Hope this week is a good one for you.
Response: Thank You! You too. I'm glad it arrived!
SailorDebbie rated for INT - Letter, tea & supprise on Nov 6, 2018
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Comment: Thank you for the lovely letter an the little gifts. Can't wait to work with them. Have a nice autumn!
Response: Please ignore my message, I just saw this! Lol, I'm so glad you received it. I was worried because of the postal strike.
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Comment: Thanks for the swap. I enjoyed reading your answers and getting to know you. I've been to your neck of the woods in fall. SO pretty. :D
Response: Thank you! I love that it is both crisp and sunny out today. It's just perfect. I had fun doing this swap so I'm glad you enjoyed this.
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Comment: Very nice intro at the begining of your email. Was nice getting to know you with your answers.
Response: Thank you! I appreciate your comment. This was a fun little swap
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Comment: Great, wonderful swap. I could tell you put a lot of thought into it. I appreciate that!
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Comments

wunderland on Dec 9, 2009:

A pen-letter is going out to you by Friday ... I'm backed up with just about EVERYTHING!

*Not to self: swapping at Christmastime is overwhelming! Remember this in 2010!

  • Ami
weeatcrayons on Dec 3, 2009:

Hi! I'm inviting you to join my penpal swap!

http://www.swap-bot.com/swap/show/50267

weeatcrayons on Dec 3, 2009:

aww thank you!!

cleopatra on Dec 1, 2009:

I'd love to !

Chris2fer on Nov 29, 2009:

I wouldn't mind having a pen pal!

:~)

wunderland on Nov 26, 2009:

Aww ... thanks for the sparkly sweet Christmas card - I wish all of the same to you and your loved ones, and am touched that you thought of me :)

wunderland on Nov 23, 2009:

A surprise ... for ME?! Can't wait :)

wunderland on Nov 23, 2009:

I got the most awesome pen pal letter today ... FROM YOU! I am soooo writing you back soon :)

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