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shinyserra

shinyserra
Date Joined: May 24, 2016
Last Online: October 29, 2019
Birthday: July 23, 1986
Country: United States
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A little about me...

I am a wife, a homemaker, a dog mom, a chocolatier, a crafter, an artist, a writer, a bargain hunter, a gamer, a snail-mailer, and a Swap-Botter. That pretty much sums me up.

A huge part of my life is my pups. I have 4 pooches who keep me on my toes and keep me company all day. They are my 4 sidekicks. In case I'm in a swap for them...

Lola- mountain feist mix (Loves any biscuits/treats and the only chewies she'll eat are Good-N-Fun brand - any type)

Pickle- mountain feist mix (Loves rope toys, stuffed squeaky toys, any biscuits/treats, and chewies and bones of any type)

Goldie- cocker spaniel (Loves the rubbery LOUD squeaky toys. Seriously, the louder the toy the more crazy she is about it. The Dollar Tree has some great ones. Loves any biscuit or treat or chewy/bone)

Chewy- silky terrier (we just inherited him when my mom passed away in June 2018. He loves small treats and bones, not much of a toy guy)

Cooter- red-eared slider- aquatic turtle (eats ReptoMin green floating reptile sticks and freeze-dried shrimp small or large for a treat.)

      My sister & her pennies:

My sister, Amy, lives a ways away from me in Minnesota. We talk on the phone and Skype all the time though. She collects squished pennies and is always looking for more. So any that you send me will put a huge smile on her face!

      The types of art I enjoy making:

Drawing, Painting (acrylic, watercolor), ATCs, Collage/Mixed Media, Zentangle, Assemblage

      The type of writing I enjoy doing:

Poetry, Short stories, snail mail, list making, journaling

      The type of crafts I enjoy:

Painting wood figures/signs, Anything glitter related, Scrapbooking, Card-making, Embroidery (especially doodle-stitching), Applique, Decoupaging, Quilling (mainly 3D quilling), Altered things

      Mail Art/Pen Pal Related Interests:

Round Robins, long and short letter pen pals, flipbooks, pen pal journals, postcards

Postcards: I like handmade, Paris theme, mail/postal theme, peacocks, turtles, cocker spaniels, vintage, Greetings from, Keep Calm, Nirvana, humor, riddle, fun artsy ones, mermaids, under the sea theme, Where's Waldo, graffiti, sparkly or shimmery)

      Other things I enjoy:

****Reading - Stephen King, Janet Evanovich, Jodi Picoult, Christine Feehan are my fave authors. I have all of their books! I also enjoy other comedy, romance, drama, and non-fiction books.

****Watching movies (Netflix suggestions welcome)

****Watching TV shows (literally too many to list but among my favorites are Grey's Anatomy, Scandal, Orange is the New Black, Bachelor series, America's Got Talent)

****Hulu (suggestions welcome)

****Nirvana - this is my favorite band of all time and I love anything Nirvana or Kurt Cobain

****Tea - I love to try new unique flavors, teas I can't find in the US, TAZO or Twinings brand teas, fruity teas, not a fan of chai, matcha, chamomile, spearmint, or cinnamon

****Bowling - I bowl in a league every fall/winter

****Dogs

****Peacock everything!!!

****Anything chocolate-related but not actually chocolate (such as chocolate bar magnet or candy stationery)

****Playing phone app games (Brightwood Adventure, Diamond Diaries Saga)

Carnival glass (I collect it all...I must have hundreds of pieces) I LOVE finding old carnival glass advertisements or price guides at thrift stores

Tupperware (I have tons but always feel that I need more LOL) I am currently in search of Tupperware stencils, pencil sharpeners, toothpick holders, keychains, magnets, and button covers. I would also love any vintage Tupperware advertisements or ephemera - I am open to a private trade if you have any of these

Solving puzzles of all types and/or riddles. I love jigsaw puzzles and am currently in search of peacock puzzles, as well as any that are postal themed.

Psychology/mental illness - I have a mental illness and I also went to school for Psychology, it has always been a passion of mine

Anything vintage or Paris-related I love

Kawaii- I especially love the food-related things but all Kawaii is great

Altered things (Altoid tins, puzzle pieces small and large, matchboxes, composition notebooks, cigar boxes,)

      Art/Craft Supplies I Use/Love:

Pens (Favorites are gel pens/water chalk pens, dip pens & fountain pens, Le Pens, Inkjoy gel, Micron, and fineliners) I use Le Pens for almost everything!,

Copic Sketch series markers

Prismacolor anything and everything

Tobacco-related ads or propaganda (especially vintage) - If you have an old magazine a lot of times there's a full page cigarette ad - I love those! Also, I collect vintage tobacco cards

Beads/Buttons

Lisa Frank - new or vintage

Stickers - any type but reward/teacher - I really love large stickers and large sticker flakes

Stationery/ Postalettes/ Memo Paper/Small cute papers to make swap cards on - La Papierre is my all time favorite stationery brand and I would love to receive some of their older stationery (I just signed up for their subscription service) so I am open to doing a private trade if anyone has any to share

Unused Postcards/Stamps

Address Labels with my name & address

Printed swap cards

Anything Ernie the Envelope

Anything air mail/postal themed

Rubber stamps/cling stamps or stamped images

Mixed Media supplies - napkins, tissue paper, gesso, texture paste, art stones, spray inks, chipboard shapes (any and all), gel medium, mod podge, ephemera, Inka Gold, shimmer spray, any other different mediums for mixed media

Metal junk, plastic pieces and shapes, broken or unwanted jewelry, keys, paint keys, shoehorns, bottle openers, can openers, charms, gears and cogs, steampunk itmes (anything I can glue down and paint for assemblage art). I like interesting shaped things and small things that add interest to a piece - for example a small plastic elephant or a button in the shape of an octopus or an old emblem off of a car, etc. Junk drawer stuff!

      My favorite Colors/Color Combos:

Bright blue/turquoise

Peacock colors (turquoise, purple, blues, greens)

Vintage/Worn colors

Metallic Gold or Rose Gold Food:

I am a diabetic so I have to have sugar-free and low carb candy and snacks. Low carb and sugar-free recipes are welcome.

MY CURRENT WISHLIST:

Peacock anything

Lettersets

Kawaii goodies

Stickers for decorating envelopes (so no puffy, foam, etc.)

Vintage or faux vintage ephemera for junk journaling

Long letters

Decos

Handmade magnet

Printed napkins for decoupage

Mermaid anything

Envelope of random ephemera

Anything by Dyan Reavely or Tim Holtz

A note with your Top 10 favorite Netflix movies

      Dislikes:

Teacher/reward stickers

Anime (except for Deathnote)

Children's items/Mom - themed items (I don't have kids)

Alcohol (Alcohol related ads, stationery, items are fine just not alcohol itself)

An empty mailbox!

Rating & Such

If you have not received a swap from me please send me a message before rating a 1. I never have and never will flake on a swap. I will extend the same courtesy to anyone who's swap I have not received. Thanks! :)

Ratings

stephanieM rated for 2019 Letter a week #2 (Jan 13) on Nov 5, 2019
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suepier rated for Postcrossing Obsessed?! 102! on Nov 2, 2019
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Comment: Thank you for the great postcard from Cedar Point.
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Comment: Thank you for your letter. Your handwriting was very neat and easy to read :)
otty80 rated for International Mega ATC Swap on Oct 30, 2019
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Comment: Thank you so much for the particular atc i love it...
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Comment: oooh roasted pumpkin seeds sounds nice! :)
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Comment: Movie marathon sounds great! :)
matt319 rated for MEGA Touristy Postcard Swap USA #18 on Oct 24, 2019
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matt319 rated for Postcrossing Obsessed?! 101! on Oct 24, 2019
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1koolkrafter rated for Letter With Prompts #1 on Oct 24, 2019
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Comment: Thanks so much for the nice letter, recipe card, and tag. I enjoyed reading it.
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Comment: Hang in there hun. I love your letters. They are always fun. I also have too much scrapbook paper. Oooo look pretty paper! Then I just horde it for not much. I do make journals out of some of it. Would you like a handmade journal? Writing may help and it would be made by me :)
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Comment: Supportive hubbies are the bestest! Thank you for the stickers :)
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Comment: Thank you for the letter and stickers. I am probably going to write back, if you don't mind.
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Comment: Love the cool cut out card with the cute deer! Thanks!
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Comment: Thank you so much for the Halloween card and sharing your list! We had a rainy, cold wekeend - so lots of cozy blankets and movie watching! Thanks! Oh, and that llama vampire sticker was too cute!
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Comment: Very cute notecard & I enjoyed reading what you are grateful for.
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Comment: Thank you so much for the nice note and the tea. I look forward to trying it!
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Comment: Love, loves, loved the card! Those are great things to be grateful for 😁
Roxefrox rated for Mixed Media Art Tag #3 Halloween on Oct 20, 2019
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Comment: Hi Elizabeth, thank you for the tag and the stickers!
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Comment: Thank you for the sweet card and stickers!
groundhogstamper rated for Envies of Randomness on Oct 19, 2019
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Comment: Thank you. I really like the handmade card.

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Comments

tcornell on Nov 3, 2019:

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Can you believe it?!? It gets dark so early now!

jaimierandolph on Oct 30, 2019:

Hi!!!! I hope that you are doing well! I have written and sent you two letters! Please don't forget to rerate me....
Thank you so much for being my partner to send to!

Mimosagirl on Oct 28, 2019:

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pkpeace on Sep 27, 2019:

Happy Fall! Hugs, Patty coco

tcornell on Sep 22, 2019:

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Stopping by to say Hi! Hope all went great with your craft show!

meeltje57 on Aug 21, 2019:

You never guess, I received your inchies and twinchies today. They are so uber cute, I really LOVE them. I could never make such tiny works of art, it is simply not possible. So it makes me extra special happy that I have these ones you made for me. Many, many thanks, I will be extra careful with them and store them in my Swap Bot scrapbook.

Itti on Jun 27, 2019:

Hi, I saw you have a pet turtle so I invited you to the Scales 'n' Tails group!

sebastian122 on Jun 9, 2019:

Happy Day!

tcornell on Jun 2, 2019:

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Just wanted to say Hi! Hope you're not melting too... LOL

Mimosagirl on May 15, 2019:

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I'm a Lisa Frank fan too! I hope you have a safe trip to go help your sister. I just checked out your blog and Etsy...so cool.

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