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recycleit

recycleit
Date Joined: May 7, 2017
Last Online: January 18, 2020
Birthday: April 1
Country: United States

About Me

Live in a small house in a small town with my amazing hubby and our sweet rescued dachshund mix Oliver (LOVE dogs!). Mom to a son who is an adult now. I work full time at a small 100 year-old community hospital.

I'm a🐶 dog-lover, animal lover, recycler/upcycler, energy-conscious, almost-vegetarian who loves to thrift shop and find a good bargain but despises clutter and collections. (Except pens, those don't count as a collection because I USE them, right? :) I tend to enjoy animals more than people. :) I am an introvert.

I love: God (my #1!) Christian music (contemporary), 80's music, clean air, quiet time, coffee, sounds of birds singing, sparkle (but not glitter that falls off of things!), holographic anything!

I love to find new ways to use things that are otherwise "done" with use. Example: You can make an old calendar page/picture into an envelope!! Cut them up! Make ephemera or envelopes, or whatever you can think of! But PLEASE recycle at least...think of a LANDFILL every time you throw something in the trash....do you really need to add that?🥴

🚭******* PLEASE NOTE********* NO SMOKE 🤢SMELL OR FALLING GLITTER😖*****☠

Hobbies/Interests

Related to Swaps: Most loved "things": washi, cling stamps, dogs, dragonflies, and holographic stuff! 💌

Hobbies: 🐶 Lovin' on dogs!! (mine or anyone else's!), paper crafts, walking and enjoying nature, time with my hubby, reading good books (Suspense is #1), kayaking/swimming in clean pure natural water, home remedies/essential oils, avoiding toxic products of all kinds, supporting companies that are CRUELTY FREE, nature, animals, fresh air, bargain hunting, board games that cause laughter among friends/family, bird watching/feeding/observing, list making, bujo (I say this but I haven't really done a book yet!), doodling (In my mind anyway!) envelope decor, clay pens, bookmarks with beads (occasionally I get the bead bug), (that was bead bug, not bed bug!) I changed over to natural and 100% cruelty free products...They are no longer so expensive or hard to find!

I like quiet and I like clean and simple and do not like commercialization, consumerism, or clutter.

I do NOT like stickers in general; they're just not worth it to me. One use, expensive when you think about what minimal "use" they get. Ephemera + glue stick =STICKERS for less and that's recycling.

Related to Swap bot...

Things I like to see in the mailbox: long letters from friends who communicate like a CONVERSATION. Replying to what was received, asking questions that would come up in context of a conversation, etc.

I love dogs, dragonflies, birds, flowers, rainbow, brightly colored things. Favorite color is pink & purple, fonts that look like nice handwriting, hand lettering (just a beginner so I love examples!) Snoopy/Peanuts is the only "character" or "cartoon" that I like (I don't like any other cartoonish things; please do not send me cartoony things...I especially do not like kawaii or the like) Oh, I do like Sandra Boynton animals, that's kind of cartoony. I LOVE holographic & iridescent stuff...sparkle without glitter falling off is the next best thing, but HOLOGRAPHIC is divine!

I'm not likely to be in a swap other than for 💌letters. So I'm not going to list that I like this kind of sock, or that kind of tea, or whatever nail polish (which can be toxic if you're not careful about which kind you wear and remember to select CRUELTY FREE so you're not supporting the testing on the poor lab animals!!) or etc. I'm totally uninterested in "things". (Minimalist)

😀new to ephemera, love birds🐦, dragonflies, 🦋, dogs🐶, and biotanicals, quotes and sayings for ephemera.

My style is not cutesy or perfect, it's messy and mixed media style. I leave my perfectionism at work, there is no place for it in my craft room. 😜

Favorite Books

I love suspense. I love a twist. I love books. Real paper books. They have to be REALISTIC. My favorite book of the year is An Anonymous Girl by Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen. If you write and have read it and have recommendations for that style of book, please share!

Favorite Crafts

Crafts: I❤ love to sit in the quiet and make something with paper crafts. 🌈 My "go to" craft is paper crafts. I don't like anything raised from the paper such as buttons, ribbons, etc. I don't go all out; I keep it simple, it's just my style. Stamps, inks, stencils, texture, etc. I'm just playing, I haven't gotten good at anything since it seems my time is minimal to "art/craft".

I make cards and donate them (DOROT, lovefortheelderly website and cards for hospitalized kids as well as letters to Moreloveletters.com posts) instead of swapping, the rest of my postage goes to letters vs. swaps alone.

New in Fall 2019: I like to listen to podcasts while I craft....I like Crime Junkies, Marriage is...Funny....I like the content and I like their voices....I'm sensitive to certain voices and even if I'm interested in a subject, if I can't stand the voice, I can't listen to the podcast. f I also cannot stand frequent swearing; that is just in poor taste to me. If you enjoy podcasts that fit this style, please share!

TYPES of Pals/Swaps

Since joining, I have found that most penpal swaps just do not match with my style of pen paling. I have made a few WONDERFUL friends from here so I will press on, hopeful to find more, but please know that not every swap will result in an ongoing pen pal friendship🤷‍♀️. It's nothing personal, just a difference in pen pal style. If I receive a letter and it feels like it's from a long-lost friend👍, then I'll be interested in continuing for an ongoing penpal/friendship. If it feels like it's a stranger writing a letter, that's okay for the swap, but it's not for continuing. 🌺 (If you feel like we're totally on the same page on this pen pal style, feel free to reach out even if we're not matched up for a swap)

Ratings

mcovey rated for E-Pals on Dec 26, 2019
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Comment: Thanks for your email !
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Comment: Love the letter and envelope!!!
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Comment: Thank you for the lovely letter! Even though we have some core things that are different, like you pointed out, I think we might have more in common. Is it okay if I write back?
Response: Absolutely!
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Comment: I really enjoyed your letter and the Peanuts envelope holding sweet surprises gave me a huge smile, thank you. I've only had one e-mail pal and it was very nice to type a long chat and not have to wait on a snail mail reply.
ammalu rated for E-Pals on Nov 19, 2019
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Comment: Thank you. Sending my response to you!
BluBerry rated for E-Pals on Nov 18, 2019
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Comment: Thank you so much for a quick email! I can't wait to email you back!
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Comment: Lovely letter. I have been to your area of Michigan, very pretty. Thank you for the postcard of Holland. I will be writing back. Have a great Thanksgiving.
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Comment: Thank you for the wonderful letter and goodies. With the holidays coming I can not promise a long letter, but I will try and write before the end of the year.
Dinkyde rated for 💌Pals that Read Profiles age 40+ on Oct 28, 2019
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Comment: Thank you for the letter and postcard
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Comment: hard to believe i impress someone from my somewhat outdated profile (it challenges me put stuff out about myself)! thanks for your honest observations; easier for me to savor other member profiles, but in this case i had to have mine examined! your stationery was inspirational & cards presented views of interest! > just read your profile: thank you for sponsoring this swap - shall write you back!
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Comment: Tracy your handwritten letter arrived today 10-03-19. Thank you. I enjoyed reading it. εїз Ƹ̴Ӂ̴Ʒ ❤ ƸӜƷ εїз Lora
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Comment: Thank you so much for the letter! I enjoyed reading it!
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Comment: Can’t wait to respond! Thank you for the beautiful letter.
MrsCrafty rated for Handwritten Bible Verses #3 on Sep 2, 2019
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Comment: Thank you so much for the notecards! That was so creative and I'm presently wishing that I would have done the same for my partner. But ideas for next time I guess. I loved your handwriting and how creative you were with this swap - adding stickers and washi to make each card unique and fun. And I enjoyed the verses you selected as well. Thank you (:
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Comment: Amazing response from people :)
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Comment: Thanks for your letter and what a nice idea! Thanks for the pictures. I will definitely write you back...
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Comment: Thank you for your lovely letter!
craftykat68 rated for Handwritten Bible Verses on Jul 18, 2019
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Comment: Thank you sooo much for sharing your verses an the reason you like those with me.I love the way you were creative an wrote those on the cards.That is something I did'nt even think about doing.Also love your pretty rose pic an I think your brush lettering is great.Thank you for hosting the swap!!Decorated envie was very nice too!!
Hunbun rated for Pals that Read Profiles: Take 1 on Jul 14, 2019
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Comment: I will definitely write you back, Tracy! It might take a few days, but you'll hear from me soon. Thanks!!
purrincup rated for Lengthy Letter Swap! USA on Jun 26, 2019
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Comment: Thank you for the lengthy letter!! I do plan to write back once I have time. So many letters to reply and so little time.
Response: There just isn't enough days in the weekend here either! :) If you have enough pals, I understand!

Rating Overview

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Comments

jenmcjen on Jul 22, 2019:

OMG THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

jenmcjen on Mar 17, 2019:

CraftyMommaonaBUDGET on Apr 25, 2018:

Hello here is the link to the next letter swap

clickhere

I hope it works

ttbishop on Feb 10, 2018:

Got your letter! THANKS!! SO HAPPY! Will write you back immediately. :-)

kweandee on Jul 5, 2017:

In case your interested ;)

http://www.swap-bot.com/swap/show/246220 http://www.swap-bot.com/swap/show/246317

GuchamusGirl on May 19, 2017:

Good morning!

NH: 1oz stuffed envie swap sent. Tracking #9114 9014 9645 0535 7483 31

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