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sharmison33

sharmison33
Date Joined: July 22, 2018
Last Online: October 23, 2018
Birthday: March 31
Country: United States

About Me

*September 10, 2018...Due to this horrible weather, I just wanted everyone to know that we are dealing with a LOT of flooding in my area. I mark my items sent when I put them in the mailbox. If the mailman can't get here the postmark may be a day off. If the item gets delayed more than a day, I will message my partners to let them know. I hope everyone is understanding...Mother Nature is making things pretty soggy!! Be safe out there especially those on the East Coast getting ready for Florence!

*Please know that I live in the middle of the woods. My mailbox is on a main road which is actually two roads from my house. Even though I try as hard as I can, sometimes the mailman beats me to the box! I promise that I will do my best to get it there on time but it may not get picked up till the next day. If you don’t get something in a timely manner please message me and I will resend. We have had mail thieves in the past but I think that situation has been taken care of...sad some people are like that. I promise I will not flake and if I figure out the mail has gone a day late, I will message you to let you know. Making my swap partners happy or bringing a smile to there day is my main goal here!

Hello, my name is Sarah. I am a forty something mom to two boys ages 8 and 2. They keep me pretty busy. My oldest plays lacrosse so we have lots of practices and games. We also like going to the movies and the library together. I am an art teacher in an elementary school. This will be my 20th year of teaching in the same school!
As for my own art I enjoy watercolor/acrylic painting, photography (especially abandoned buildings), calligraphy, hand lettering, holiday crafts, cards and stamps, collage, sewing and felt stitching

One last thing you should know about me...A year and a half ago, I fell down a flight of steps while carrying laundry. My head went through our baby gate at the bottom of the steps leaving me with a rather large head wound that required many stitches. I was also diagnosed with a traumatic brain injury. I don't like telling people this as I certainly don't want it to come across as me looking for pity. However, I struggle with the loss of my short term memory. This is in no way any excuse for me to flake or be late! Just a warning that I may have to ask for clarification and I may repeat things or misspell words. Swap Bot has been a Godsend for me. I had to quit teaching after 20 years and I felt really disconnected from the outside world. These exchanges help me be creative, practice my writing and look forward to goodies in my mailbox. Thanks to all of my partners for being a part of my recovery!

My Hobbies

Painting

card making

rubber stamps

Cooking-teaching my kids to cook

All things snail mail related

Digital scrapping

Reading-Horror, SciFi, YA, Motivational, Christmas books

Yoga and meditation

Party Planning-love making party things from Pinterest

Thrift Shopping- I love to re purpose things I find at thrift stores

Journals- I keep lots of journals on health, gratitude, my kids and list making.

Favorite Music

I love all kinds of music. When I hit shuffle on Spotify, I usually end up with some interesting play lists. I like metal, classic rock, progressive, new age, classical, disco and show tunes. See I told you it was a wide variety! Some of my favorites are Pink Floyd, Rush, TOOL, Iron Maiden, Journey. I like horror inspired music like the work of John Carpenter. I also love the theater and some of my favorite show tunes are from Cats, Aida and Les Miserables.

Things I Love

Since I live in such a small town, we rarely get neat stamps like I see on the mail I receive. If you don’t save them, I would LOVE to have your used stamps from your incoming mail!

Anything Egyptian/Egyptian art related, Art and Artists...favorites Monet, Druer, Klimpt, Ansel Adams and Frank LLoyd Wright I can't stand Andy Warhol!

Favorite Animals: sloths, llamas, owls,humming birds, hedgehogs, cats and leopard geckos.
TV: Stranger Things, Amazing Race, Big Brother and British Comedy.
Small journals and notebooks, Felt tip pens and Stickers.
Old architecture and abandoned buildings Ephemera, especially vintage holiday, rubber stamps of any kind!

Postcards I enjoy... Art and artists,
Where you live-landscapes, native animals. Big Letter States, Animal Pictures, Funny Animals, Vintage Objects and toys, Abandoned Buildings, Ocean-mermaids, seahorses and octopus, Steampunk, Victorian, Fairy Tale, Movies especially vintage sci fi and monster movies

Wish List:

Coloring postcards- I can't seem to find these anywhere!

Washi tape you can never have too much in my opinion!

Anything holiday related. I love reproductions of vintage holiday cards and ephemera

Cats anything cats especially washi! I can't seem to find any cat washi at the craft stores near me.

Box tops-my boys collect them for school!

Rubber stamps any kind.

About Me

I'm sorry this does seem really long. Please know that I will find joy and beauty in every PC, letter and work of art I receive! Nothing beats finding great stuff in your mailbox. I enjoy writing and receiving snail mail and also spend a lot of time decorating envelopes. I have not done ATCs since art school/college but I am excited to start making them again. I also live in the middle of nowhere and have a P.O. Box. I try to get out as much mail before due date as not to be late. I get to the post office at least three times a week and I rate as soon as I get home.

My kids

As I said, I have to sons ages 9 and 3. Both boys enjoy playing lacrosse. My youngest loves construction equipment and my oldest is into video games. My oldest will be doing any of the swaps that involve kids and writing. Both boys love to be creative. They love to paint and draw. The both love those little craft kits that you can get at the craft stores. They also like card games and even though there's a large age gap between them, my oldest will play them with his brother. They are both candy lovers and have a fascination with pez dispensers. The love slime and beg me to make it at home all the time. As for mail, they love animal postcards and neat stamps. Most of all they are excited to find stuff in the mailbox and even more thrilled when it's for them! I don't like to put their names out there for everyone to see so if you get me for a partner for a kids swap let me know and I will send you their names.

The boys would LOVE to have box tops! The class that collects the most box tops gets a dress down day. They both go to Catholic school so getting to pick out what you wear for a day is like gold for them.

A Few Things I Don’t Like

I hate to include this category but just in case...
Realistic frogs. Peaches and raisins. Hot tea. Teacher sticker ( I am a teacher but not working right now due to my accident)

Ratings

turtles27 rated for Pumpkin Patch Non Halloween on Oct 23, 2018
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Comment: The pumpkin patch is adorable and thank you for all of the extra goodies!
suepier rated for Five things that make me happy #26 on Oct 23, 2018
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Comment: Thank you for the cute puppy postcard and sharing your happy things with me.
Response: You're welcome! Thanks for the ❤️
turtles27 rated for Halloween Garfield the Cat ATC on Oct 22, 2018
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Comment: Great ATC! Thank you!
Response: You're welcome! Thanks for the ❤️
bjansen rated for Quickie Halloween Sticker ATC on Oct 22, 2018
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Comment: Cute atc
Response: Thanks for the ❤️
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Comment: Thank you for the cute dog swap. Loved everything! Happy Halloween!
Response: Glad you liked it! Thanks for the ❤️
maytulips1017 rated for Succulent Mail Art on Oct 22, 2018
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Response: Thanks for the ❤️
aligurl75 rated for WIYM - Ghost/Spooky/Legend Letter on Oct 22, 2018
5
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Comment: Loved your letter and your envelope :) I really loved the movie Mothman Prophecy based off that story you told. Thank you for sharing your stories. I totally identified with the first story about your husband's mom. We had a similar experience. So spooky!
Response: I'm glad you liked it! I love spooky stories and it's even better if the are around my area. I've done two of these and haven't got either back. Hope I do so soon! Thanks for the ❤️
supersquirrel rated for Halloween Black cat ATC on Oct 21, 2018
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Comment: Thank you for the cute cat ATC. I love your layering technique. Thanks also for the fun Halloween treats :)
Response: You’re welcome. Thanks for the ❤️
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Comment: Love the postcard! Colors are fabulous. Hugs, Mona
Response: Glad you like it. Never done one like that! Thanks for the ❤️
MissPaula rated for Quick 3 Halloween PCs on Oct 21, 2018
5
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Comment: Thanks for the nice vintagey PC. What costumes did your boys pick? My nephew loved that fancy Transformer one, did you see the video? Settled for Spiderman, lol.
Response: My little one is going to be a firefighter and my oldest is some video game character. Little guy is always easier lol😊
5
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Comment: Thanks for the cute kitty card and the stickers!
Response: Glad you liked it. Thanks for the ❤️
laterdayze rated for Cut and Paste Postcard - October on Oct 17, 2018
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Comment: Thanks Sarah - I would never have known those were cookies in that picture if you hadn't said something! I had no idea what they were, lol
Response: I know can you imagine painting those!! Thanks for the ❤️
Eclectonote rated for Halloween Black cat ATC on Oct 17, 2018
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Comment: Thank you for the black cat ATC - cheery and nicely done with the layers and 3D effect. Thanks also for the Halloween goodies!
Response: I'm glad you like it. Thanks for the ❤️
shinyserra rated for SWAPS ~ Talk about my week #5 on Oct 16, 2018
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Comment: I thoroughly enjoyed your letter. It's always good to hear from you! :)
Response: I love your list swaps! Getting ready to do one now❤️
5
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Comment: Thank you so much for joining my swap & sharing in the Halloween spirit. Loved your swap. Take care!!
Response: Great swap! Thanks for the ❤️
goinjenny rated for Where You Live (PC) - October 2018 on Oct 16, 2018
5
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Comment: Thank you, esp for sending blank
Response: You're welcome. Thanks for the ❤️
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Response: Thanks for the ❤️
JuneRosebud rated for 50 Halloween Questions on Oct 16, 2018
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Comment: Hi Sarah! Really loved how you decorated your Halloween letter. Very nice & the calligraphy on the front was very pretty!! I had to laugh as we answered some of the same things in the questions. We'd be good Halloween buddies=) Thanks for a fun letter & have a really fun & safe Halloween!!
Response: I'm so glad you liked it! I love list swaps. They are so much fun. Thanks for the ❤️ Happy Halloween 🎃🎃🎃
irishconnie rated for APP: Horror Stories on Oct 16, 2018
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Comment: Sarah thank you so much for the beautifully decorated envelope. Hearts and a 5 for that alone :) I loved your family stories, I shall remember them when i put my lights up this year x
Response: Aww thanks I'm so glad you liked it! Thanks for the ❤️
Rabbitfreedom rated for Quick 3 Halloween PCs on Oct 16, 2018
5
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Comment: Thank you
Response: You're welcome

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Comments

jukejan on Sep 19, 2018:

So weird that I am mailing a PC to you and just had you mail to me in another swap. Hope the flooding subsides quickly and that no damage occurs.

mommyofmultiples on Sep 16, 2018:
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