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youcantakethegirl

youcantakethegirl
Date Joined: June 29, 2008
Last Online: April 10, 2021
Birthday: February 20
Country: Sweden

About Me

I took a long break from Swap-bot when I went back to school to become a librarian. Now that I am settled in my new career, I am ready to swap again! I have really missed this creative community.

I am a Texas gal living out my happily ever after in Sweden. I am a bookworm and occasional writer. Whenever I can, I spend my time reading, in the garden, or traveling with my family. I proudly watch too much television.

Favorite Crafts

Art journaling is the best! I enjoy lots of other crafts including: crochet, watercolor, scrapbooking (think more junk journal than cute and coordinated), mail art, and ATCs. I really appreciate crafts that incorporate upcycling.

What I like

Most anything goes for me since I think it is fun to get something that a swapper likes to make.

I like all sorts of colors. My favorite patterns are polka-dots and stripes. I am especially into papercrafts and any sort of altered art. I also have a fondness for boxes and little packages of all kinds, such as matchboxes and origami creations. Textiles are also fun and I love anything hand sewn, knitted or crocheted. Last but not least, I am obsessed with words and books, especially in languages that I don't know. I would love to read about your favorite word(s), poetry, and/or book(s).

I am drawn to

Art nouveau glamour like in Agatha Christie's Poirot, ethereal and somewhat gothic figures such as Edward Gorey's illustrations, colorful journaling like Teesha Moore's, and plump people like Botero painted.

Want to make me giddy?

Send me stationery, postcards, ATCs, ephemera, washi tape, or journals.

Ratings

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Comment: Thank you for the Long Beach PC. You say you never been to CA. But you're applying for a job in San Francisco. I wish you luck. As for me, I have been to CA. & in fact lived there in South Gate, CA. for nearly 6 years. I was an Army brat. Happy swapping ~!
HannahKaitlyn rated for Ugly Postcard Swap #27 on Apr 5, 2021
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Comment: Thank you so much for the card! I love the stamps you used as well! I agree, seeing people on their vacations on cards can be very boring.
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Comment: Thankyou for the awesome postcard.
Arhel rated for Easter postcard - EUROPE only on Mar 26, 2021
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Comment: Thank you for the beautiful Easter card! (And pretty stamps, too!) I hope you have a lovely Easter, too!
Rhino44 rated for Quiz on a card - Mini Wordsearch on Feb 26, 2021
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Comment: Thank you for the awesome wordsearch! It was so fun to do -- I love it!
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Comment: Thanks for the Kentucky Postcard! I've only been through KY a couple of times. The parts I've been through have been very rural. Maybe one day I can take the time to explore as it's not extremely far away.
Response: Thank you for the rating and the heart! Will be sending you another PC soon. :)
lettersalamode rated for THEMED washi swap - pastel on Feb 10, 2021
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Response: Thank you for the rating and the heart. :)
Jayofjournals rated for Free (advert) postcard (01/21) on Feb 10, 2021
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Comment: Thank you so much for the lovely free postcard! I loved it that you got it from your dentist! Good luck with your balance practices. Stay healfthy and safe. Lots of love, Julia :)
Response: Thank you for the rating and the heart. Stay safe! :)
bringitb rated for THEMED washi swap - pastel on Feb 6, 2021
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Comment: What wonderful washi! Thanks for sending these beautiful samples—I love the sparkly bonus ones, too. (They’re not too glittery at all—just beautiful.) Thank you! =)
Response: Thanks for the rating and the heart! Glad you liked the sparkly ones too. :)
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Comment: I would Love to be Pen Pals. Thank you so much for the lovely black and white photos. I actually got goose bumps! You are so kind!
Response: Thanks for the rating and the heart! Will try to get another letter out to you soon. Happy to have a new pen pal! :)
Sabbe77 rated for THEMED washi swap - pastel on Feb 1, 2021
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Comment: Thank you very much for the great variety of washi tape :)
Response: Thanks for the rating. :)
SunflowerRose rated for Ugly PC Swap #23 on Jan 31, 2021
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Comment: Thanks for the card. It looks like a great place to stay. I cant swim but that is pretty.
Response: Thank you for the rating and the heart. Just think, one person's ugly is another person's pretty. :)
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Comment: I loved the postcard and the story. As someone who studied art history, it very much resonated with me. Thank you so much!!
Response: I'm so glad you liked it. And art history must have been so interesting to study. :) Thank you for the rating and the heart.
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Comment: Thank you for the great postcards! I really love the ones with the cows on the swings. Too funny!
Response: Thank you for the rating and the heart. If you want, you can read more about that lovely cow here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mama_Moo
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Comment: Thank you so much for the cards! I love them all! I also love the stamps you used on your envelope!
Response: Glad you like them. Thank you for the rating and the heart! :)
subtleshift rated for Notecard Swap #3 on Jan 22, 2021
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Comment: Thank you so much for the lovely extra stickers! :-) The pineapple notecard is my favorite. Enjoy your day!
Response: Thank you for the rating and the heart! I like that pineapple design too.
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Comment: Thank you for your postcard! The story sounds vaguely familiar, maybe I've heard of it sometime, but I'm not sure. The picture is very cute!
Response: Thank you for the rating and the heart! I don't know if you understand Swedish, but you can see a little film about Bagare Bengtsson here: https://www.svtplay.se/video/28682302/lennart-hellsings-abc/lennart-hellsings-abc-sasong-1-avsnitt-2?info=visa WARNING! Surreal 70s stuff.
Raven93 rated for Notecard Swap #3 on Jan 19, 2021
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Comment: Cute notecards, and thank you for the stickers, too!
Response: Thank you for the rating and the heart!
JDiFani rated for Notecard Swap #3 on Jan 19, 2021
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Comment: Thank you for the swap, I really liked the pineapple notecard and the tiny Halloween stickers! Thank you for all of the sticker extras, much appreciated!!
Response: Thank you for the rating and the heart!
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Comment: Beautiful card and quote, thank you for sharing.

Rating Overview

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Comments

clorinspats on Jan 15, 2017:

Thank you for sending me the pc for the poetry on a postcard swap!

mousepoo on Oct 20, 2009:

I just started a new group and I would like to invite you.

It's called Art Journal Love

secretterrabite on Jul 19, 2009:

Welcome to the Art Journal Round Robin group. Have fun with the swap!

TANI858 on Jul 10, 2008:

Thanks for joining Postcard Secret swap.

postcard

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