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shinyserra

shinyserra
Date Joined: May 24, 2016
Last Online: May 19, 2019
Birthday: July 23, 1986
Country: United States
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About Me

Thanks for stopping by my profile!

I will be out of the state June 4th through July 15ish. My sister is having surgery and I am going to help her out. If I receive swaps while I'm gone I will rate as soon as I return.

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

Eulegirl rated for R&W: Story Cubes story on May 18, 2019
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Comment: I really enjoyed your story. It built suspense! Thank you.
bluehairedmary rated for Postcrossing Obsessed?! 97!!! on May 18, 2019
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Comment: Lovely Paris postcard! Sounds like you had a lovely day! Those types, which simple pleasures like crafting and letter writing, are my favorite! Happy spring!
Amyncognito rated for Postcrossing Obsessed?! 97!!! on May 18, 2019
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Comment: Thanks for the cool sparkly card! I'm a drama llama too LOL
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Comment: I like this retro geese stationery. I wanted to pick stickers too as my never ending supply but I think I already hit the never ending supply of stickers LOL. This tiny envelope you sent is sooo little! You are so creative. <3
sharmison33 rated for Postcrossing Obsessed?! 96!!! on May 18, 2019
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Comment: I love this PC. I’m going to have to look that Museum up online!
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Comment: I remember how excited I was over my UK penpal back in school - love for snailmail lives on! :)
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Comment: Productive week! :)
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Comment: I love Vera Bradley :) so bright and colorful!
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Comment: GUDETAMA! I <3 gudetama ^^ I can't believe I've hosted over 24 of these either! :o!!!
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Comment: Did you finish making all the chocolates you needed to? And stickers is a great swap material choice hehe ^^
christy102194 rated for Postcrossing Obsessed?! 97!!! on May 18, 2019
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Comment: thanks! ^^ love the sparkly card!!!
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Comment: Oooooo white chocolate this was a good one thank you
j3ss1ca rated for 💌MEGA Kawaii Letter Swap #25 USA on May 17, 2019
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Ilovemybabies7 rated for Jigsaw Puzzle Letter #2 on May 17, 2019
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Karen07 rated for Postcrossing Obsessed?! 96!!! on May 17, 2019
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Comment: Thank you!
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Comment: Mmm chocolates. You can learn to float! I know you can! It really just take not being afraid of drowning and just relaxing. It is quite easy. :3
goinjenny rated for Postcrossing Obsessed?! 97!!! on May 17, 2019
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Comment: Thank you
Leekoba rated for Long Letter Swap on May 17, 2019
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Comment: Thanks for the extra memos! Oddly, my dogs don't scare birds away, not even the pesky squirrels! Making chocolates sounds fun :) I hope you have fun visiting your sister! Thanks for the read, happy swapping!
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Comment: Thank you for your nice, chatty letter.
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Comment: Hello and thank you for your letter. I enjoyed hearing what you’ve been up to - busy, busy, busy. Have a great day.

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Comments

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.

SeleneW on May 13, 2019:

I checked out your blog! Pretty cool! <3

tcornell on May 4, 2019:

Hi there, just wanted to let you know that I was

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Swan on Apr 30, 2019:

I want to thank you again for the birthday and Easter cards and the little surprises you tucked in!

hamolla22 on Apr 30, 2019:

Thank you so much for the wonderful wooden stamps that you’ve sent me for the Rak! I love most of them 🥰❤️ My husband brought the package from outside and asked me if I bought rocks 😂 I said no, it’s just some wood, no rocks lol! And I told him about the Rak ☺️ Then my almost 2 years old daughter wanted to see the wood and she built some towers like with them like she does with her wooden blocks! I hid them all in my room when she took a nap , otherwise she would get a marker and draw on them like she does with her toys 🙈 Many thinks again, you’re always so kind ❤️❤️❤️

limetteandlove on Apr 26, 2019:

I'm so glad you liked the destash RAK box! Enjoy and happy making!! x

craftyone on Apr 25, 2019:

Hello Elizabeth. Thank you for the pen pal supplies pick 2 tag. Fun items I’m looking forward to using!

kiddomerriweather on Apr 21, 2019:

SeleneW on Apr 11, 2019:

Hi they are also called Sugar Panoramic Eggs.

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susieq11 on Apr 8, 2019:

THANK YOU for all the rubber stamps for WW April! What a fabulous surprise! I appreciate them so much and the pears are just AMAZING!!!! xoxo

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