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renmagpie

renmagpie
Date Joined: September 22, 2011
Last Online: September 19, 2018
Birthday: March 17
Country: United States
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14 September 2018: Group founders, I have left most of the groups I am in as I don't know when or if I'll return to Swap-Bot. When my dash is cleared and all received swaps are rated, I'll no longer be logging in. My own groups are being turned over to trusted co-founders. Thank you all for your friendship and for everything you've taught me over the years. This break is much needed and welcomed. For more background as to why I'm leaving, here is my PF post. I'll either see everyone back here after a while, or at least in my mailbox, on Facebook, IG, or e-Mail.

Lots of love!

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My Personal Site: For some reason, the URL link at the top of my profile here isn't working correctly. If you're interested, you can check out my blog, Renaissance Magpie. I load art, bullet journal layouts, and other tidbits of shiny on a weekly basis.

Moving On...

Please keep in mind that the short notes here in no way reflect the entirety of the person I am, but here's a small glimpse of what makes up a Phe.

  • I am divorced, a non-custodial parent to an amazing daughter. My boyfriend and his cat have recently move in with me - and we're preparing to move to a bigger place with a yard and pool (in the city, unheard of...)!

  • I am a combat veteran. I served this country for 16.5 years in uniform, in peacetime and in war, and continue to do so as a civilian. Please note that this doesn't automatically make me a flag wavin', gun totin', beer n 'Murica lovin' 'Murican. It makes me someone who believes in serving a greater good, that being the people of my country. I sometimes feel that foreigners really don't know the first thing about the average American and especially American veterans. No, most of us do not, in fact, shit bald eagles in the morning and shoot our guns all day whilst stuffing our faces with oversized deep fried butter bars and wiping them with American flags. Trust me.

  • Over the years I have been varyingly referred to as Tank Girl or "Our own Abby" (NCIS). The current trend at work is to call me "Abby" after Abby Scuito from NCIS. I suppose this means I've calmed down some as I age. Either way, I'll take it.

  • I was a biology major and an anthropology minor degree seeker in college although I never graduated. My specific interest was in emerging infectious disease and how cultural norms and globalization spread catastrophic diseases within, and outside, of their endemic regions. I even assisted with the development of a Forensics 400 course. But now, if I go back, it will be to pursue a degree in Creative Writing. Why? Because I have a career and I'd rather chase a dream. I still love science though.

  • I am very sweary in real life although when I write letters, I temper that depending on who I am writing to.

  • I am a dirt bike rider and street bike lover.

  • I am a city baby from Boston. This city is my lifeblood - the history and architecture; the seasons and pace; the academia and arts - I have lived in so many places over the last 20 years, but I always come home, and this time, I'm home for good.

  • While Boston may run in my veins, my heart and soul is born out of the cold waters of the north atlantic shores I live on. In any season, in any weather, you are likely to find me on the beach throwing away the bad, the heartrending, the cruel; the emotional detritus accumulated by the simple act of living hard and living fully.

  • I am not a Christian. I was baptized Catholic and although I find some comfort in the unchanging rhythm of mass when I have to be there for weddings, baptisms, or funerals, I am not a practicing Catholic either. That said, if you want to pray for me, pray. I don't mind. I respect your adherence to your faith provided that it doesn't interfere with my personal or constitutional or human rights. I only ask that you keep your religious rhetoric to those who would appreciate it and not push it on me in any form or fashion.

  • To that end, I have come to embrace my solitary pagan beliefs again. I am not neo-pagan or wiccan, and I don't spell magic with a "k". I do, however, have a non-deist belief system that is best described as this definition of Hedgewitchery, combined with seawitchery - although a friend once told me I was "chaote" which fits rather well too. (I'd like to thank @CajunLady for directing me to the link that describes my path and beliefs so succinctly!) For swap purposes, please see my "Themes, Likes, and Dislikes" section below!

  • I am a writer who battles writer's block on a daily basis.

  • I am an avid bullet journalist!

  • I have been diagnosed with Fibromyalgia. I am continuing to try to live healthier and better each day (although I do backslide) - changing my diet, working out more even when it hurts, meditating, journaling, and trying to practice all-around self-care. I won't let Fibro rule me.

  • I am an unabashed smoker although I don't smoke in my home.

  • I am a musical magpie as I grow older. When I was young, it was nothing but old punk (77 punk), British Oi!, early hardcore, goth/industrial, ska/skacore, rockabilly/psychobilly, and 80's New Wave. I still love all of these but today, I'm more likely to be found listening to EDM, deep house, and trance or Balkan/Russian pop or even gypsy punk. That doesn't mean I pass up the opportunity to head out to a good show when I can though!

  • Art deco, the roaring 20's, turn of the century America and Victorian England fascinate me. But then, so does Marine Biology and the nature of emerging infectious disease.

  • I love to travel and have covered over 30 US states (whether I wanted to or not in many cases) as well as several countries overseas.

I suppose that in the end, when you factor in these small pieces of me with the rest that make up my whole, I consider myself to be a half-assed renaissance woman. That seems about right.

On Swapping and Rating...

My Swaps

Unless I don't have enough postage or a package simply can't be posted in the blue bin, most of my swaps at this point are being walked to the blue bin on the corner and dropped as soon as they've been completed and partners are assigned. When I return from posting, I mark the swap sent. That could be at midnight, at 0300, or in the middle of the day.

I will not mark sent until a swap has physically been turned over to the USPS - whether at the counter or into the bin.

This means that the postmark may not reflect the date the item was mailed. My bin's pick up time is 13:00 (1pm) Monday through Friday. Please bear that in mind if you're someone who is meticulous about checking postmarks.

Rating and Non-Raters

A rating, to me, is both a way to acknowledge receipt of a swap, provide commentary (and even constructive criticism which I welcome), and to say, "Hey! Thank you!". For this reason, I always rate upon receipt. People who don't rate do this site a disservice because participation is largely ratings-based - and to be honest, not rating or acknowledging receipt of a swap or RAK or Tag is just rude. Someone who can't take 5 minutes to log in to do the right thing is not someone with whom I wish to swap.

My Swapping Philosophy

First and foremost, if you do not receive a swap from me, let me know and I will re-send. I take pictures of almost everything I send as proof of construction and sending. I am currently in the process of trying to migrate all of my swapping photos into one place since I am no longer active on Flickr.

Secondly, as noted above, I always rate. It's my way of saying "Thank you for making my day with your creation!", of letting you know that it's been received, of generally acknowledging you. With that in mind, I do tend to lump swap flakers and non-raters in the same category. It's not a very nice category. Trust me.

Finally, the rules of swapping on this site are quite clear. If I receive nothing from you but excuses or worse, nothing at all, you will get a 1. If I receive something late with no communication or if it doesn't meet the swap description and you will not resend, you will get a 3. I am a patient lass but even I have my limits.

And of course, if I receive a swap from you on time that meets the swap requirements, it's a 5. I don't auto-heart and when I give hearts, it's not because you've jammed the parcel or envelope full of extras. Hearts are given because it was clear you took time and care in your creation; that you read my profile; and that you sent something I consider to be an above and beyond swap.

Creative Endeavors

I love to write. I love to paint in the abstract. I love to do mixed media work. I love to draw in the abstract. I love trying new arts, crafts, and techniques, so here are some of my current creative endeavours.

  • While I get that writing isn't a craft, it is certainly an art. Regardless of the topic, a writer who can convey clear meaning, emotion, place, time...using nothing but words...he or she is a true artist. With that in mind, I write daily for my job. For myself, I write letters. I write in journals. I write poetry (and won the Glasshouse Shelter poetry contest last year - a contest for Homeless Veterans. This resulted in my publication and a few readings, plus an interview with MassPoetry.org). I write snippets of things that come to my mind that perhaps one day I'll be able to expand into a story. I just...write.

  • ATCs. I love to create these and try to challenge myself, especially with hand drawn and mixed media work.

  • Handmade postcards. I've done quite a few of these now and I always fret when they're posted naked, but so far, only one appears to have been lost and one has been mangled. I suppose, in the grand scheme of things, that's not so bad.

  • Mono-Printing! I love my Gelli Plate and everything I create on it gets used in other pieces of art.

  • Abstract painting.

  • Collage and mixed media art.

  • Pen Pal Flipbooks.

  • Pocket Letters. OK, so I really, really resisted this trend for a while. Then I received one as a RAK and after seeing and holding one in my actual hands, I ran down to the comic book shop to grab a stack of 9-pocket pages and basically...I've become obsessed. The RAK was from @OrigamiGrace so I blame her for my complete 180 and obsession. :D

  • Photography, most especially architectural and industrial decay. Boston is the perfect place for wandering and photographing. I post all of those pictures to my Instagram.

  • Magpie journaling. I've just started to get into this in 2017 and I found it to be so much fun!

  • Although not considered by many to be a craft (although I do think of it as an art!), I love to cook from scratch and no recipe survives contact with me. I'll use them typically as guides for cooking times, but I almost always improve it (in my eyes anyway) or just create from scratch. Some of my family and friends' favorites are dishes I just sort of...made up.

An A - Z Compendium of Phe

UNDER CONSTRUCTION

A - Autumn, Atlantic, ATCs, Auroras, Altered Items, Atomic Age, Architecture, Arthurian Legend, Alcohol Inks, Anchors, Art Deco, Auntie Mame, Alphonse Mucha, Apothecary, Acrylics, Abstract, Arctic Seas, Archaeology, Anthropology, Avalon, Action Movies, Autumn Leaves, Acorns

B - Beaches, Bullet Journal, Brush Pens, Boho Berry, Boston, Big Band Swing, Bottles, Books, Berries, Biology, Bizarre Foods

C - Coffee, Collage, Curious, Calm, Celtic Knotwork, Cooking, Cemetaries, Coven's Cottage, Circles, Cuff Bracelets, Challenges, Creative Writing, Colouring, Crystals

D - Diving, Driving, Dolphins, Dylusions, Driftwood, Distress Oxide Ink, Discworld, Dirtbikes, Doc Martens, Deco Tape

E - EDM, Eclectic, Ephemera

F - Fish, Flappers, Forests, FitBit, Flip Books, Faber Castell PITT Artist Pens (S), Fountain Pens, Farmer's Markets

G - Gelli Plate, Gorjuss, Gas Masks, Ghosts/Ghost Stories, Glass, Graphic 45, Graphic Tees

H - Hedgewitch, History, Herbs, Hedgehog Feets, Heidelberg, HMPCs, Hoodies, Honey Bees, Honey

I - Irish, Indigo, Industrial Design, Infinity Scarves, Islands, Intention Cords

J - Jewelry, Journalling, Junk Journals, Journals, Jazz Age

K - Keys, Kawaii, Kitchen Witchery

L - Long Letters, Lush, Languages, Learning, Lighthouses, Legends, Letterset, Lunar, Leggings

M - Mixed Media, Meditation, Mindfulness, Motorcycles, Marine Life, Mango, Martini Kitsch, Modernism, Myths, MAC, Moors, Magpie Journals

N - Nautilus, New Orleans, NeoColours II, Nautical, Nika Rouss, Notebooks, New England, Nature Documentaries

O - Octopuses, Oracle Cards, Organic Landscapes, Oaks, October, Ombre

P - Pagan, Post-Modern, Photography, Pomegranate, Prismacolour, Poetry, Pocket Letters, Pen Pals, Pulp Riot

Q - Questions and Answers

R - Reefs, Ravens, Roaring '20s, Retro Kitsch, Ranger Arts, Rothko, Reading

S - Steampunk, Stamps (acrylic/clear and wooden block!), Sentimental Circus, Storyville, Seashells, Sea Glass, Stormy Seas, Skeletons, Skulls, Somerville, Seafood, Sunsets, Salzburg, Stencils, Stars, Spirit World/Realm, Silver, Stained Glass, Seascapes, Swimming, Sushi, Stones

T - Teal, Travel, Tree of Life, Tombow, Tim Holz, Tank Girl, Tarot, Texture Paste

U - Urban Decay, Underground, Union Square

V - Violet, Victorian Age, Violin

W - Washi, Whales, Whimsy, Waterfalls, Willows, Writing, Witch Balls

X - X-Rays, X-Ray Spex

Y - YouTube Tutorials

Z - Zen, Zines

Themes, Likes, & No Thank Yous

Note: Please do not construe this as a "Wish List" as it is not. It is simply a guide for swapping partners for profile-based swaps. I do not auto-heart just because you put something from this list into a completely un-related swap package.

Postcards: When sending PCs, whether handmade or store bought, I prefer that they be mailed naked and written on unless they have elements that may be damaged or torn off in the postal handling process. If the swap description gives you the option of mailing in an envie and you're really nervous that mailing naked would result in something disastrous, just let me know. I'm fine with that (having had handmade PCs get mangled myself, I understand that fear).

As far as themes, I prefer non-touristy PCs. I love to see pictures of where you're from, but I prefer that they not have your location emblazoned across the front. Otherwise, anything goes!

Pagan/Witch/Spiritual Path: I've recently re-embarked on this spiritual path and have found a wonderful group of similar minded swappers here on The Bot. So, if you're paired with me in a pagan or witchy themed swap, I'm open to receiving...

  • Stones (except clear quartz please! I have sooo much clear quartz...)

  • Herbs (no smudges please - I have more smudges than clear quartz and that's...a feat...)

  • Oils

  • Journals

  • Books on Hedgewitchery

  • Pagan or witchcraft themed ephemera for use in my Book of Days

  • Any natural remnants that can be used in witch balls or intention cords

  • ANY items of the seas (water and the ocean are my elements)

  • Tarot or Oracle cards, especially herbal/natural themed decks

  • Mojo bags

  • Witch Balls/Jars

  • Lunar items

  • Rings, earrings, or bracelets (no necklaces - I only wear one that never comes off)

  • Tree of Life

  • Anything you care to make or offer in these themes!

Themes that I love to Explore in My Creative Endeavors (and also receive):

  • The Atomic Age

  • Cold War and Propaganda

  • Asymmetrical warfare (chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear)

  • The Roaring '20s

  • Modern design

  • Dark Victoriana

  • Nautical

  • Sea creatures and the undersea world (please note that this is NOT nautical - sea/oceanic life and nautical are very different, even if they both pertain to the ocean)

  • Anatomy/skeletons

  • Seascapes

  • The Autumn (my favorite season)

  • Science - especially biology and chemistry

  • Spiritualism

Love...

  • Scarves - especially infinity scarves. I have skulls, leopard print, blacks and greys...and am always looking for more!

  • Tank Girl - the comic!

  • Gas masks! Images, clothing depicting them, jewelry...

  • Absolutely anything related to the ocean -especially Arctic and Atlantic seas.

  • Letters from similar minded pen pals or people who love to sit and write pages. I love to receive in-depth, thoughtful letters that are less a Q&A session and more like a wonderful conversation over good beer or whisky or wine in a cozy pub.

  • Lettersets! Kawaii: San-x Sentimental Circus, Q-Lia New Sound, San-x MonoBoo, Sanrio Kuromi...anything Kawaii Noir really. Also anything vintage/dark Victorian!

  • Steampunk image branded t-shirts and crafting supplies

  • 1950's cocktail and martini kitsch

  • New Orleans through the early/mid 1900's (especially Storyville)

  • Pre-Christian history and mythology (particularly Persian, southwest Asian, and European)

  • Arthurian legend

  • Celtic history, mythology, and symbolism

  • Grimms Brothers fairytales - the real Grimm with the blood and the true consequences, based on even older tales. Not this watered down nonsense of today

  • Local legends, lore, and ghost tales

Colors... If you're ever considering something in colors, I wear mostly blacks and greys and prefer cool tones in general (blue, purple, deep greens, silver - think the colors of the seas).

Scents Clean scents only please. I do have a tart burner so feel free to send those or any sized candle or oil you choose, in any variation you find of the following scents:

  • Ocean/Surf/Driftwood/Beach

  • Rain

  • Orange/Citrus

Tea/Coffee/Hot Chocolate... I am not a huge tea drinker however, I prefer strong or fruity brews if you're going to send tea as part of a swap. When it comes to coffee and chocolate drinks, the darker/stronger, the better. I drink my coffee very strong and prefer deep, rich, dark chocolates as well.

Makeup/Bath Products... Like my home scents, I prefer clean (ocean-y) scents. I love handmade soaps and use almost exclusively Lush bath and skin care products. But for makeup, I'm a MAC and Urban Decay girl. I don't use anything else.

No Thank You (Please Do Not Send)...

  • Fairies or items relating to fairies.

  • Planner items. I have moved from my Kikki-K planner to a Bullet Journal and I don't use stickers, flags, clips, etc. anymore.

  • Displays of Wal-Mart Patriotism, the US Flag, military memorabilia/kitsch. So, I think I need to explain this. Nothing aggravates me more than Wal-Mart Patriotism. I served under my nation's flag. I don't need or want to plaster and display it everywhere. I am not, as I stated above, a WOOHOO MURCA type person. And as for military kitsch and memorabilia, the only things I've kept are things that have been given to me as part of units and missions - or exchanges between friends/service members. Challenge coins, commander's coins, other nation's military kit (my most prized is the RAF beret I was given by someone I served with in the middle east), unit patches - that's all super meaningful...when exchanged as part of something greater. Being a veteran is a big part of what makes me, well, me...but don't mistake that pride in service for some bullsh*t Lee Greenwood "patriotic" crap please.

  • Fabric/fat quarters/yarn etc. I do not sew, quilt, or otherwise do textile arts or crafts at all so I have zero use for these things.

  • Blank recipe cards - I have a book I've created for all of my recipes and don't use these, however, I have quite a few now as I've gotten several in swaps and tags. I'll send them on, but I'd prefer to not receive any more.

  • Drink packets such as MIO or powdered/liquid beverage additives, decaf coffee

  • Hand sanitizer/anti-bacterial soaps liquid/foam/gels of any kind.

  • Drug store brand makeup of any kind, or nail polish. I am very picky about my makeup brands and I don't do my own manicures/pedicures.

  • Coupons

  • Lavender, cinnamon, apple, baked good, pine, or other "homey" scented anything. Please. The scent of these candles and oils makes me sick.

  • Anything that can be considered Proselytizing - religious OR lifestyle

  • Children's stickers, reward stickers, super hero stickers, etc.

  • Soppy images of animals in any form

  • Country crafting/country cutesy items/papers/stickers

  • Form letters

  • Decos/FBs/LBs - I no longer swap any of these

  • Disney or Diddl stationery or stickers or anything really. I just really cannot stand these designs. Sorry. :(

On Pen Pals & Letter Writing

I love letter writing. I'm sure I've said that once or twice already. I prefer long, handwritten letters and all but one of my pen pals is from overseas. I am not currently actively seeking new pals however, if after reading this profile you'd like to write to see if we click, I'm open to a PM. Here are some things to know:

  • I take a while (up to several months depending on my work and volunteerism schedule) to write back, but I do write back.

  • I treat pen paling as growing a friendship and some of my most trusted confidants and closest friends are pen pals. Thus, I am not a collector of pals. If you are, please do not send me a PM.

  • A long letter to me is 10+ pages (1 sheet of letterset, both sides written on = 2 pages) at the shortest. Mine average between 12 - 16 pages however, with some pals (a growing number as we grow closer), even a large pack of letterset isn't enough and I now write my letters to them in small notebooks.

  • I do have a few shorter letter pals whose friendship I cherish.

So, in short, if you think we'd be a good match, feel free to PM. : )

Entertainment

BOOKS

Seraglio, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, The Tea Rose, Discworld Series, Dreamland, The 20th Wife, Pharaoh, Auntie Mame, Around the World With Auntie Mame, Storyville, Gangs of New York, Haroun & the Sea of Stories, All Creatures Great and Small, Paddywhacked, Arabian Nights & Days, Stiff, Outlaws Inc.

...Let's face it. I just love to read and I do it every night in bed, no matter how late it is. When the day is done (and that includes all of the stuff I like doing on top of everything else...), reading is a must.

MOVIES

Amelie, La Femme Nikita (the French original), Leon the Professional, Snatch!, Lock, Stock, and Two Smoking Barrels, Ronin, From Hell, Eraserhead, Repo Man, The Bourne Trilogy (I don't count the 4th one), Rocknrolla, Lord of War, Contraband, Kingsman: The Secret Service, ALL of the Marvel Cinematic Universe movies (yes, even Ragnarok), and just about every John Waters film ever made

TV

The Blacklist, NCIS, Scrubs, Stranger Things, 911, Scorpion, The Alienist, The Magicians, Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern, The X-Files, old BBC comedies - Fawlty Towers, Are You Being Served, the Young Ones, Blackadder, Jeeves and Wooster, Red Dwarf, Monty Python...and finally, documentaries! - especially history and nature

Regarding Extras...

Please, Please, Please... do not send me random extras! There is nothing more disappointing than receiving subpar swaps with the flat rate limit of random scraps and "extras" enclosed too often. These have almost all uniformly ended up in the bin and I've been left feeling as though the enclosures were to draw attention away from the swap itself and still beg for a heart.

Conversely, I don't send random extras unless it's something I have that your profile clearly states you'd love to receive. And if I send it, I don't expect a heart. I just want to make you a little extra happy. I want my swap to stand on it's own merit, not anything else I may choose to send, if I choose to send.

And to be clear, - if "going above and beyond and sending extras to make a partner happy" is part of a swap description that I sign up for, then obviously, I am prepared to send and receive things above and beyond the minimum - although I don't consider that "sending extras" nor do I view that as random and not related to the swap itself.

So please...spend time on your creation. Try something new. Enclose a note telling me about your technique. But don't send me random scraps/ephemera/destash stickers or other such "extras" that clearly have no thought put into them except to detract from the quality of your swap.

Thank you. xo

Your Creations

I want anyone reading this to know that you don't have to be an "artist" to make my day with your creation. I love that this site has introduced me to so many different artistic and crafty endeavours, and I don't consider myself an artist at all. What I do is put everythin I have into what I create. Sometimes I hit the mark, other times, I find that a technique just is not working for me. I'm grateful I was given the opportunity to try it and I send the best work I can.

That's all that I ask of you. I've met plenty of people here who are afraid to try new things because "I'm not an artist!" and they've been judged harshly in the past by professional artists here. I'm not that person. I'll be thrilled that you took a risk, tried to expand your creative boundaries, and that I was honoured as the recipient of that attempt.

We are too often our own worst critics and believe me, I've received swaps that the sender was in agony over sending but that actually came out pretty damn amazing - yet, they couldn't see it.

So, always try! And know that this is a judgement-free zone when it's obvious you spent time and care on your creation.

Amazing Swappers & Duds

Amazing Swappers! - I've added this section because I think it's as important to recognize the good on this site as it is to warn about potentially bad swappers in our profile.

  • @piratecaptainmo for sending the most generous Witchy Mix RAK without being asked, and out of absolute love and kindness. She is truly one of a kind on this site and I'm so grateful and honoured to know her.

  • @OrigamiGrace for being just the most amazing host and group founder, and making up not just for flaked swaps, but for swaps that barely met the requirement to get a 5. Truly she goes above and beyond.

  • @CariahCreates sent me an amazing RAK which literally brought a tear to my eye. (12 Jan 16)

  • @Paige1900 lovingly angeled the Sea Creatures ATC Week #3 swap after my partner sent me (twice) things that were not even close to being ATCs. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Duds...

Swap Flakers - I have contacted everyone listed here on more than one occasion prior to naming them.

Tag Flakers

Non-Raters

Ratings

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Comment: Thank you so much fr the stunning unicorn postcard! I adore the Edition Tausendschon postcards so much! Hope your move went smooth and you are fully setteled by now. Happy swapping!
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Comment: Thanks so much! I love everything :) 🦇🕸👻
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Comment: Beautiful tag, Phe, thank you! Ooo, a new home - what fun (I'm sure you have a very organized craft room... for now, lol)!
breethefrog rated for Different POV Fairy Tale on Aug 24, 2018
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Comment: Thank you for sending me your seriously-annoyed glass slipper pov. I like that you only dealt with what the slipper saw. When I was thinking about writing as an inanimate object, I wasn't sure if I needed to tell all of it or not. Yours didn't, and it still turned out functional. And I really like your handwriting.
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Comment: Holy crap Phe! Thank you so so so so (so so) much for this beautiful swap which is 1. incredibly generous and 2. perfect in every way. It feels like you picked the items off a wishlist I didn’t even know I had! I absolutely love everything but especially the beautiful altar cloth, moon chime and the time cards - which were a thing I didn’t even know existed! Also, the packaging was just stunning. Thank you again for hosting such an amazing swap and for being such a phenomenal partner. ❤️❤️❤️
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Comment: Love the swirly sun, and the description of how it came together for you! Curious - where did you get the image on the swap? It's great, too ;)
Kiwi rated for NH: HI. My name is... PC swap on Aug 15, 2018
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Comment: Thank you for your postcard!
Moni rated for ISF: Flat Profile Surprise on Aug 9, 2018
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Comment: Thanks so much for this nice swap Phe, I love what you sent me :)
Poftoffel rated for I Remember.... on Aug 5, 2018
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Comment: Lovely Phe, what I can say about this. Can I talk about the writing, how calm and precise it is, how chillingly the pen-knife cuts right to the bone, leaving no tendon nor nerve untouched? It seems wrong somehow, to discuss style, when such a heart-wrenching story is told. What a piece of writing. I have had it in my mind for two days now and I just don't know how to rate it. What can be said? You are brave and strong and I love you <3
Bhindblueeyes rated for Blog Swap_August on Jul 31, 2018
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Comment: As always, a pleasure swapping with you <3
MitchR rated for Blog Swap_August on Jul 31, 2018
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Comment: Thanks for the comments. It's fantastic to get feedback on posts. I appreciate your thought and energy in to what you posted.
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Comment: I wish I was there :)
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Comment: Thank you for the lovely journal! It's so much fun to see how different each one is. I really like all of the interactive elements you included. I look forward to joining more of these swaps in the future!
PaperPassion rated for Gorjuss Girl ATC Coin on Jul 23, 2018
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Comment: Love the coin you sent to me thanks so much
ittybittykitty rated for CUCrew: July Collage Kit on Jul 15, 2018
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Comment: Wow so many lovely things! Thank you!! :D
jukejan rated for CUCrew: One Mag HMPC on Jul 12, 2018
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Comment: Love that you did a B & W theme, I did that as well. Very cool!
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Comment: I'm not crazy about working with the paste, except the glass bead paste because -shiny!- Stencils are hard but I'm getting a little better at them. Your page turned out nice.
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Comment: Hi Phe! I love receiving from you! The tag is awesome; I love the images of vintage swimmers, and the lighthouse is cool too. It's neat how you placed the one lady bending over and looking up at the lighthouse. As for healing, honestly, some days are better than others. I'm having a hard time with motivation most of the time. I just don't feel like doing anything, but the summer is a good time to slow down. Hope you're doing okay too. Losing people is hard...
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Comment: Thank you for all the water theme junk journal goodies! I am looking forward to using them!!!
TereDiane1954 rated for The Power of Words on Jun 29, 2018
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Comment: Phe, I really enjoyed your well-written letter. It's obvious you gave this a lot of thought. I so agree with your first word, and the second one made me smile. When I think of that word, I think of chocolate cake, lol! Thank you so much for a great swap♥ Oh, and PS, wonderful quote, too!

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shinyserra on Sep 7, 2018:

Congratulations on your move! And thank you so much for the 20 sheets of La Papierre stationery for the cheap postage tag youre it tag game. I love them so much and can't wait to get writing!

VivaLaDiane on Jul 26, 2018:

I love your profile picture!! ♥♥♥

OrigamiGrace on Jul 24, 2018:

You rock! Thanks so much for the washi tape and extras from Swap Tag US Rated Swappers!!

stephiedee on Jul 9, 2018:

Thank you for the great selection of postcards for the PF Swap Tag! I like all of them and know they will get used - some for mail, some for keepsies. ♥

Poftoffel on Jul 6, 2018:

You forgot AWESOME in your A-Z Compendium <3

HippieChick on Jun 30, 2018:

Thank to you for the big pink box of Mardis Gras beads! I love them, even sans penises, and will have a ton of fun playing. 😄 Thank you so much for sharing!

VivaLaDiane on Jun 14, 2018:

I've never ever thanked you for your service but I don't do so lightly. You're so brave and you're someone I carry a lot of respect for. Even if I haven't always been the greatest friend you've been kind and understanding. I do appreciate you. xoxo♥♥

An aside, when I see your username, I equal it to a visual of Tank Girl. I hope you find that as a compliment.

milamilamura on Jun 13, 2018:

Hey girl! I'm so happy you finally received my card! I was worried it might have gotten lost because tracking wasn't showing any information for a while and I wanted it to be a surprise, so yay! Hope you're having a great week so far and good luck with the moving and all the stuff in between. Hugs!

Bhindblueeyes on Jun 12, 2018:

Thank you for the Who Likes Tag (letter set) from the PFs! Ohhhhh boy, you made my day with not only one but THREE!!! And the washi is to die for - so. much. excite to bust out and use!!! THANK YOU, my dear!!!

ittybittykitty on Jun 5, 2018:

Welcome to Weirder Every Day!

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