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queeniek

queeniek
Date Joined: August 6, 2009
Last Online: December 9, 2018
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

Updates

12/9/18 - Canada Post is back to work with a few locations still opposing the return to work order. They are currently working through the massive backlog of mail in addition to current mail. They did say that not everything will get out by Christmas unfortunately.

Ratings

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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Comment: Thanks so much for the answers.
CelticDawn rated for E-Pal Swap on Aug 26, 2009
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Comment: Thank you so much! I will be writing back to you very soon. :)
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Fritosmom rated for Getting To Know You Email Swap on Aug 24, 2009
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Comment: Good answers and it was fun getting to know you.
Response: Thank you! I hope I can get to know you too!
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Agusia rated for Getting To Know You Email Swap on Aug 23, 2009
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lilpuppy8181 rated for Getting To Know You Email Swap on Aug 22, 2009
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Comment: Thanks for opening up! We're around the same age & it was really fun reading your answers. I agree with you on the Kristen Stewart thing.
Response: Cool! Hopefully we can "Get to know" each other, hehe (get it? the swap... yes I am a bit of a nerd, lol)
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Comment: I liked reading your answers and welcome to sb! I had that exact same thing happen to me in high school, I just deleted her from my buddy list this summer. Good luck!
Response: Thanks! I'm really glad you like it :)

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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!

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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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