Date Joined: May 24, 2016
Last Online: June 19, 2018
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. I have recently begun a new endeavor of creating art to sell. I have my mixed media art for sale in a local store and on Etsy :) http://www.etsy.com/shop/HandmadeByShinyserra/items
A huge part of my life is my girls. I have 3 pooches who keep me on my toes and keep me company all day. They are my 3 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)
Cooter- red-eared slider- aquatic turtle (eats ReptoMin green floating reptile sticks and freeze-dried shrimp small or large for a treat.)
Stocking Stuffer Private Swaps:
If anyone (in good standing and with good ratings) wants to do a private swap for a $1-$2 wrapped stocking stuffer to be saved until Christmas, let me know. My favorite thing to open on Christmas is my stocking and I have a huge one to fill :)
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 as of last year and doesn't have very many yet. She's 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), 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:
Pocket letters, ATCs, Mail art, Flip books, Zines, Friendship books, Sticker bags, Slams, Decos, goody bags or other types of bags, Postcards, Notecards, Postalettes, All letters - long & short, Round Robin, Collective 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. I love Uncle John's Bathroom readers, trivia books, how-to or self-help books, and really old books on any subject.
****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, The Mindy Project, Nashville, Empire)
****Hulu (suggestions welcome)
****Nirvana - this is my favorite band of all time and I love anything Nirvana or Kurt Cobain
****Tea - I especially like fruity teas, green, white, & red teas, and foreign teas I can't buy in the US. DISLIKES - chai, cinnamon, ginger.
****Adult coloring books, postcards, placemats, posters, journals, stickers, bookmarks, tags, notecards (anything else adult coloring)
****Anything chocolate-related but not actually chocolate (such as chocolate bar magnet or candy stationery)
****Playing phone app games (Clash Royale, LINE Ranger, Pocket Mine 2)
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, ketchup & mustard & mayo & BBQ dispensers, salt & pepper shakers, 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.
Anything vintage or Paris-related I love
Kawaii- previously on my dislike list! I have officially been converted. Kawaii is amazing and adorable - I especially love the food-related things
Altered things (Altoid tins, puzzle pieces small and large, matchboxes, composition notebooks, cigar boxes, playing cards with the upper left corner suit and number showing)
Art/Craft Supplies I Use/Love:
Cigar boxes, Altoid tins, Matchboxes
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
Notebooks/Journals/Project Life/Planner stickers, stencils, stamps, etc. for my bullet journal
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
Washi tape, Deco tape, Masking Tape, & Duct tape (patterned or colored),
Beads/Buttons and shaped brads
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
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 - interesting paper for backgrounds, 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:
Peacock colors (turquoise, purple, blues, greens)
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.
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!
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! :)
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