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sunrising42

sunrising42
Date Joined: December 28, 2011
Last Online: January 16, 2017
Birthday: August 28
Country: United States
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About Me

16 Jan 2017 Update ...

Swaps Not Yet Received:

  • 3 Teabags for 2 People - newbie friendly #5 (Intl) Send By: Jan 9, 2017 (need 1 of 2)
  • 500 inches of WASHI (USA) - Send By: Jan 31, 2017
  • A cup a day--February (USA) - Send By: Jan 14, 2017
  • After Christmas Swap #2 - Send By: Jan 12, 2017
  • An ATC a Week Round 3 (Intl) - Send By: Jan 28, 2017
  • ATC: Mushroom - USA only - Send By: Jan 20, 2017
  • ATC 2 - Free Themed #13 (USA) - Send By: Jan 23, 2017
  • ATC 2 - Free Themed #14 (USA) - Send By: Jan 23, 2017
  • ATC 2 - Free Themed #15 (USA) - Send By: Jan 23, 2017
  • ATC 2017 #1: Free Themed USA - Send By: Jan 9, 2017
  • ATC 2017 #2: Nature USA - Send By: Jan 16, 2017
  • ATCs - What have you made -Send By: Jan 16, 2017
  • Balloon ATC (Intl) Send By: Jan 27, 2017
  • Envelope of Stickers #2 (USA) - Send By: Jan 23, 2017
  • Flat Surprise! (Newbie Friendly) #3 - Send By: Feb 5, 2017
  • Hand Made Ornaments - 1 (USA) Send By: Jan 8, 2017
  • Huge ATC Swap #35 -- USA Only - Send By: Jan 19, 2017
  • Me in 3 ATCs (USA) - Send By: Jan 23, 2017
  • PRIVATE: Private Swap for 5 Teas (Intl-Russia) Send By: Jan 13, 2017
  • Profile Surprise ATC - Send By: Feb 6, 2017
  • Profile Based ATC Swap! (Intl) - Send By: Jan 28, 2017
  • Stickers Jan 17 (USA) Send By: Jan 9, 2017 (need 1 of 2)
  • Unicorn ATC (Intl) - Send By: Jan 27, 2017
  • Valentine's Theme ATC (Intl) - Send By: Feb 1, 2017
  • Washi Love!!!! All types of Washi Accepted! (Intl) Send By: Dec 31, 2016 (coming from Netherlands)

LATE SWAPS

  • 2017 MEGA Washi Swap #1 - Send By: Jan 3, 2017 (Need 1 of 9 from @jesslynne
  • Yum, Yum, Tea #3 - Send By: Dec 30, 2016 (Need 1 of 2 from @ladyofunicorns

I pledge to rate! I open my mail in front of my computer, so I rate while I'm opening my mail. :-)

I always send my swaps! I prepare my swaps in front of my computer too, so as soon as I put postage on it, I mark them sent. I usually do this at night because I have a full time job, so they are picked up by the post office the next day. If you don't receive a swap I sent, please let me know so I can follow up on it.


I live in Northern Virginia with my husband and three kitties, but would much rather live in the forest on a mountain. Perhaps when we retire! I work full time and spend most of my days on the computer so by the time I get home I usually stay away from the computer because I'm tired of it. In my free time, I like to make stained glass and fused glass. I also like to try new crafts.

I like to travel and play augmented reality games (like Ingress and PokemonGo) because I end up going to places I never would have otherwise. I've been on beautiful hikes, seen amazing gardens and museums, and been to really interesting historical places all because of these games!

I have a witty and often sick sense of humor. I cuss ... a lot. I enjoy many things geeky. I'm a Nerdfighter ... DFTBA! And I love playing games with friends and family - Munchkin, Cards Against Humanity, and Exploding Kittens are a couple of my current favorites.

I'm also a pagan who is comfortable talking religion to anyone. In my theological studies, I've come to realize that all major world religions can pretty much be boiled down to one thing: Don't be an asshole. :-) So I try not to be.

Teas and Foods

ALLERGY INFO:

I am allergic to maple syrup. To be safe, please don't send anything that is even maple flavored. Thank you!

Teas:

I do not like floral teas, blackberry/raspberry, ginger, lemon, licorice/anise, mango, any melons, rooibos, or mint flavors. I also don't like earl grey or anything by Ashby's.

I like plain black teas and I do prefer black tea over green. Darjeeling is my favorite black tea.

I also like flavored teas with peach, orange, strawberry, spices, vanilla, and apple and I like trying new-to-me flavors too.
I am always looking for Twinings Peach Black Tea. They appear to have quit selling it in the States.

Favorite Teas discovered in swaps:

I will always love to receive these flavors!!

• Ahmad Vanilla Tranquility

• Greenfield Vanilla Cranberry

ICA Chai

SPAR Aardbei Thee (strawberry)

• Stash Vanilla Chai

• Tazo Organic Peach Cobbler

Candies:

I like chocolate, caramel, pecans, hazelnut, peanut butter, orange, toffee for sure.

I don't like almond, blackberry, coffee, ginger, lemon, licorice/anise, lime, kiwi, mango, melon, or raspberry flavors.

I don't like chewing gum.

Favorite Crafts

Stained Glass

I have been making stained glass and fused glass art since the 1990s. I can use MANY things in my glass work and like to use "weird" things whenever possible ... like sliced agate, river rocks, crystal points, sea glass, sea shells used bike gears, keys, antique glass plates, antique glass buttons, cabochons, chain, jewelry findings, empty bottles, metal stirrups ... I'll use anything! :-)

Beaded Jewelry

I have been making beaded jewelry since I was a child - my mother did macramé and taught me when I was little. I work with glass beads, gemstone/mineral beads, and metal beads. Specifically NO plastic.

Other Stuff

I have really been getting in to making ATCs lately and I like receiving ATCs and supplies that I can use when making them.

I like trying new crafts and find that I can always use ribbon, Sharpies, origami paper, acrylic paints, metal jewelry findings, metal pendants.

I enjoy painting and decorating those plain cheap wood boxes from craft stores as well as other boxes too. It's nice to re-purpose boxes that are in good shape and make them into something prettier and then use them!

Every spring I make pysanki (Ukrainian Easter eggs).

Things I Love

These are things I'd love to receive in any form (ATCs, ephemera, goodies, stickers, etc.)

  • Astronomy - Moon, stars, galaxies, constellations, planets ... all the things!
  • Charmander is my favorite Pokémon
  • Crystal & mineral specimens
  • Deadpool and all things Deadpool
  • Grumpy Cat
  • Nerdfighters & the Vlogbrothers - DFTBA!!!
  • Pusheen
  • Stamps from other countries
  • Trees and/or leaves
  • Washi (any, but I especially like purples, snowflakes, trees, leaves, moon and stars, rabbits, and cats.)

  • Favorite colors are purples, jewel tones, and saturated colors.

  • Snowflakes - One of my favorite websites is http://www.snowcrystals.com/ because they have beautiful pictures of snowflakes as well as a great science section about how snowflakes form and how the crystals grow in nature (2, 3, 6, and 12 points - Never 4, 5, or 8 points!).

Ratings

ladybugluvsstuff rated for Easy Tea Swap USA #4 on Jan 16, 2017
5
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Comment: all the teas are new to me! thank you for picking the selection of unusual ones, and for the washi!!
5
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Comment: Thanks for the stamps!!
Teshiepoo89 rated for Yum, Yum, Tea #3 on Jan 14, 2017
5
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Comment: Thanks so much for all the great teas
kacka rated for Tea please #3 on Jan 14, 2017
5
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Comment: thank you for this one too:)
kacka rated for Massive Washi Swap! on Jan 14, 2017
5
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Comment: received before, thank you for the super choice:)
kacka rated for * Black tea swap # 10 * on Jan 14, 2017
5
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Comment: i remember getting this swap, thank you, i thought i had rated it
lyzz rated for Favorite thing about Christmas ATC on Jan 13, 2017
5
rating
 
greygooselime rated for Crazy about TEA - Hurray! on Jan 13, 2017
5
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Comment: Thank you for the wonderful selection!!!! Love it.
ValerieM rated for Profile Surprise ATC on Jan 13, 2017
5
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Comment: Loved my campfire ATC- the sleeping bag too cute and the extras -Thank you
happymama rated for A cup a day--February on Jan 13, 2017
5
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Comment: Thank you for a lovely tea selection! Happy New Year!
5
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Comment: Yay! My favorite ATC! It's now all mine....bwahahah. And of course the tub-y and extra ATC fodder is most excellent. Thank you lady!
Response: I knew it was going to a good home. :-)
spiffytiffy rated for Easy Tea Swap International #3 on Jan 12, 2017
5
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Comment: Thank you so much! I can't wait to try them!
Response: You're welcome! I hope you like them. :-)
mgallardo68 rated for An ATC a Week Round 1 on Jan 12, 2017
5
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Comment: Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful ATC!!! Thank you so much!! I plan doing many ATCs, specially after seen this one!!! I am ashamed of what I am doing now!!! Love it your ATC... Many hearts going out your way!
Response: Thank you so much! I'm so glad you liked it. Don't be ashamed of your work! Just keep creating! :-)
HollyBear rated for W2W ATC Swap #9 on Jan 11, 2017
5
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Comment: Thank you for the ATCs. I love them. And thank you for the tape.
Response: You're welcome! I'm so glad you liked them. :-D
LizFinn rated for W2W ATC Swap #11 on Jan 11, 2017
5
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Comment: Sorry for late rate. The envelope got put into the wrong stack :(
Response: It's OK. I was worried it didn't get there - we've had lots of postal weirdness here, so I assume nothing these days. :-)
5
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Comment: Thank you! <3
Response: You're welcome!
Jenicat rated for Stickers Jan 17 on Jan 10, 2017
5
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Comment: Thanks for the wonderful selection of stickers. I love the notecard too. 💜
Response: You're welcome!
mumsie rated for Hand Made Ornaments - 1 on Jan 9, 2017
5
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Comment: I LOVE my decorations. What a generous and fun package. From the outside to the contents. I have got to learn how to do the magic that you did. I can't thank you enough or give you enough hearts. I have a spot on my bedroom wall that will be their new home all year long. Thank you!!! 💗
Response: You're welcome! I'm so glad you liked the ornaments! <3 I've been doing stained glass since the late 1990s and I am shamelessly addicted. :-D
lambchoppy rated for Stickers Jan 17 on Jan 9, 2017
5
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Comment: Thanks so much for all the great stickers and embellishments!
Response: You're welcome!
5
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Comment: Thankyou for the great postcard and thanks for joining my swap 😊
Response: You're welcome! I'm just starting to join more PC swaps - they're fun!

Rating Overview

Overall Hearts Stars Hosted
5.0000 254 22 23
Completed Fives Threes Ones
224 302 0 0
Type 1 Type 2 Type 3 Uncategorized
4 77 143 0
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Comments

flowerchild on Dec 7, 2016:

WOW!!!! I got this envelope in the mail today and when I opened it it was like a clown car...goodies kept coming and coming :) Thank you so much, you really went above and beyond a simple token!!!!

jaimierandolph on Sep 21, 2016:

Profile Check for swap: Any kind of Washi or WHATEVER swap #1 Welcome to swap! Hope you enjoy it! Happy Swapping, jaimierandolph

jimncinpease on Jul 14, 2016:

thank you so much for the teas! the apricot one was waaaayyyy delish!!! thank you again so much!

KatlynAva on Jun 28, 2016:

Thank you again for more than making up for the missing postage! You're a wonderful swapper!!!

julierachelliz on Dec 31, 2011:

I would love to see some of your Easter eggs and some of your glass work! From one newbie to another- HI!

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