Date Joined: May 7, 2017
Last Online: January 18, 2020
Birthday: April 1
Country: United States
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😖*****☠
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.
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. 😜
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!
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!
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)
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