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DinkySparkle

DinkySparkle
Date Joined: January 20, 2021
Last Online: July 23, 2021

Country: United States
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About Me

Please visit my Mail Q and A section for any questions regarding late mail or non-rating and feel free to message me if the answers don't help.

๐Ÿšญ Updated April 26th, 2021

I'm very sensitive to cigarette smoke.

Hi, I'm Allie! I'm a postcrosser , postfun-er, philatelist (stamp collector), and more recently a geocacher (always willing to swap trackables)

I've narrowed my interests in stamps to these subjects and countries:

  • China

  • Japan (Nippon)

  • Hungary (Magyar Posta)

  • Britain

  • Space Themed

I love postcards and cards of all types, but especially love Sci-Fi, Horror, Bigfoot, UFO, Kawaii, propaganda posters, real photos of people, tarot, odd/weird, and space related ones.

I love thrifting to find weird stuff. Love, love, love unusual, strange, funky, absurd, yellow, teal, neon pink, funny things!

If it makes you guffaw, snorkel, huff, puff, scream, tsk, or Vworp, I'm probably into it.

Always up for direct swaps or trades.

Favorite Crafts

Right now, I'm expanding my creative brain into ATC's, writing, and creating an entire Frankendeck of groovy playing cards.

I will always try to do some sort of mail art on your letter or package. Each letter is special to me because we are forming a type of friendship. I have one social media account- Instagram. I post ATCs and bullet journaling.

Things I Don't Appreciate

Some things I'd rather not receive are the following:

  1. Loose glittery messy stuff or confetti

  2. Child reward stickers/"circles with a picture in them" stickers/Food stickers

  3. Marker or pen cancelled stamps ๐Ÿ˜’- it just hurts me.

  4. Sewing, quilting, or crocheting patterns

5. Please ๐ŸšญNOTHING SMOKEY- I have an allergy to cigarettes.

Things/Topics I Appreciate

I appreciate when people read my profile and take the time to send meaningful swaps. You took the time to send to me and it is a special gift that could only come from you

Here are some things I know I like:

  1. Bold, bright, high energy colors/ Abstract and "off" color palettes

  2. Pop/Pop punk Art

  3. Philosophy

  4. Spaceships, planets, stars, astronomy, and anything Space related

  5. Postage Stamps (Space themed, bees, art, dead countries)

  6. Studio Ghibli (Ponyo, Totoro, etc.)

  7. Japanese block print

  8. Pinups and tattoos

  9. Quirky stickers

  10. Graffiti Art

  11. Pulp Fiction Art

  12. Bigfoot/Mothman legend type things

  13. Retro Art

  14. Curiosities

  15. Tarot / Occultism / Crystals / Magik

  16. SURPRISES!! ๐ŸŒŒ๐Ÿ”ฎ๐Ÿ’œ๐ŸŒˆ๐ŸŒ 

Mail Questions and Answers

Q: Why might the sent mail time stamp on swap-bot not match with the postmark you get on the letter or postcard?

A: All the mail from my housing area goes straight to Charleston. It's a 2 hour drive in normal circumstances so what is that in mail carrier time? I always mark it "sent" as soon as I place it in the mailbox. Then it must travel up to get sorted and cancelled. It's not ideal, but that's the reason. Please be patient with the mail system. It's not usually slow, but international mail takes around 16-24 days while USA mail takes about 5-10 days even if it's the next state over.

Q: Help! My swap came with postage due or was torn in the process of handling.

A: Please send me a photo of the postage due or torn package and I will repay you with unused postage stamps or resend the items. Let me know and I will fix the issues.

Q: Do you use saliva on your letters?

A: No, never. I use glue and tape, but not packing tape.

Q: Do you rate? When do you rate?

A: Yes! I always rate and wait at least 1.5 months with contact before rating down as a last resort for USA and 2.5 months for international mail.. if you didn't get a rating from me, the rating must not have taken or the mail was lost in transit, because I rate as soon as it comes in.

Q: When do you send your swaps??

A: I send all my swaps out on time mostly very early- always, I don't flake.

Resends

Updated 3/24/21: I've had one mail get lost from Feb 21st-22nd, 2021 Quirky Flat Mail #1 to @montigneyrules and I've never experienced that in my whole life so if you don't get something from me, it's lost or chewed up or an alien took it. I take pictures of all my swaps with postage just in case I need to recall what it looked like or when I sent it. Message me and I'll send another out right away!

*Update 4/25/21: Another mail got lost from March 9th-10th, 2021, PH: Send 3 Postcards (Double down) to @debbiespoms

*Update 6/01/21: Postcard resend to @nanadiana for Write a List PC Swap #2 March 22-29th, 2021

Ratings

LaetiArts rated for WIYM: Junk Journal Supplies #8 on Jul 23, 2021
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Comment: Thank youfor the beautiful stuff you sent me ! I'll be happy penpaling with you ! I love those artists PC from the MoMA ! โ™ฅ
Minivandreams rated for KAP: Xmas in July ATC on Jul 20, 2021
5
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Comment: What beautiful ATCs! How did you make the shaker parts?
Response: Hi! You're welcome! Yes, I put puffy double sided tape along the sides and put the shaker material in the center closing it up with a plastic sheet and card! I saw a tutorial on youtube a few months back and they've been my favorite ATC's to make recently! Happy days.
HappyMailMel rated for Xmas in July ATC on Jul 12, 2021
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Comment: Oh my gosh, Allie! Your ATC is soooo cute! I love it so much and also love that you sent it in a Christmas card. Thank you!
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Comment: Very cool, liked how you integrated an astronaut!
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Comment: Thanks for the nice selection of bags. :)
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Comment: I love your list and the super awesome Archie McPhee card! Does your chinchilla get excited at feeding time? Happy swappin! :):):)
Carollee922 rated for WIYM: Postcard Soup JUNE USA on Jun 11, 2021
5
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Comment: Thank you for all of the postcards
tuliptrees rated for PH: 3+ Stamps on a Postcard on Jun 9, 2021
5
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Comment: Thank you for the beautiful card!
nanadiana rated for Write a List PC Swap #2 on Jun 2, 2021
5
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Comment: Thank you for the resend. Love the Thomas Hobbes postcard and sharing the places you would like to visit. Sounds like great places to visit! I hope you are doing well in Sound Carolina! Take care and thanks again! :)
Response: Yes, glad it made it this time! Thank you for rating and for the heart! ๐Ÿ’œ
JaneJarve rated for Draw a picture on a Postcard on May 20, 2021
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Comment: Many thanks for the lovely wildflower postcard. I liked your little drawing too - it was very cute. Loved the stamps as well!
Response: Thank you for rating and for the heart! ๐Ÿ’œ
Shiraz rated for USATC: Bird ATC Swap on May 19, 2021
5
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Comment: Thanks Allie for the swap. I love your quirky bird ATC. And thanks for the extras - also quirky ad fun. Barbara
Response: Thank you for rating and for the heart! ๐Ÿ’œ
Rhino44 rated for Odd Shaped ATC on May 19, 2021
5
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Comment: I love the whale ATC, and all its embellishments! And the bookplate and bookmark are really thoughtful. Thank you so much!
Response: Thank you for rating and for the heart! ๐Ÿ’œ
Gobarb rated for EATC: Vintage Lady ATC on May 19, 2021
5
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Comment: Thank you so much for the ATC. really like the way you put it all together. Very cool. I think I might try some of the recipes from the old paper clippings. Some are really cool!
Response: Thank you for rating and for the heart! ๐Ÿ’œ
WhimsyEcoBug rated for YOU CAN HAVE THIS on May 15, 2021
5
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Comment: Cute washi!! Love all the extras and such a unique postcard!
Response: Thank you for rating and for the heart! ๐Ÿ’œ
annychenghk rated for CPG: Mailbox Stuffer - Global on May 15, 2021
5
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Comment: thank you!
Response: Thank you for rating and for the heart! ๐Ÿ’œ
Panda1122 rated for YOU CAN HAVE THIS on May 14, 2021
5
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Comment: Super cute items! Thank you o(*๏ฟฃ๏ธถ๏ฟฃ*)o
Response: Thank you for rating and for the heart! ๐Ÿ’œ
5
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Comment: Thanks for all the fun goodies you included - love the elephant card :)
Response: Thank you for rating and for the heart! ๐Ÿ’œ
nomadmama rated for YOU CAN HAVE THIS on May 13, 2021
5
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Comment: Thank you for the fun goodies!
Response: Thank you for rating and for the heart! ๐Ÿ’œ
Pepsicola57 rated for YOU CAN HAVE THIS on May 13, 2021
5
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Comment: Thanks for the awesome stuffโค๏ธI will contact you about a private stamp swap soon,Iโ€™m going out of town for a couple of months, so it will probably be in late summer๐Ÿ˜€
Response: Thank you for rating and for the heart! ๐Ÿ’œ
5
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Comment: Thank you very much, this was a fun swap :)
Response: Thank you for rating and for the heart! ๐Ÿ’œ yes, I think I might host it again sometime soon! Thank you for participating ๐Ÿ’–

Rating Overview

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5.0000 127 13 13
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Comments

phillaine on Jul 7, 2021:


for the lovely RAK of embroidery floss-- it was a sweet and generous surprise. โ™ฅ (June RAK)

Kirkdebb on Jul 4, 2021:

Thank you for the embroidery floss RAK! I wasn't expecting such a great selection!

Raven93 on Jun 25, 2021:

Thank you for the funky cool postcard!

dabellaraquella on May 19, 2021:

Thank you so much for the WTA goodies from Postcard Hideout!

danatropicana on May 5, 2021:

Thanks so much for the RAK! I love every card you sent! What fun! And what a great welcome to the group! Thanks again! Take care!

Sendingkindness on May 4, 2021:

Thank you so much for the sweet note card RAK! It was quite a lovely gift to receive and made my day. Your kindness is appreciated <3

mejulia on Apr 29, 2021:

Thank you for the great notecards from the April RAK.

K8thecrafter on Apr 4, 2021:

Thank you for the awesome RAK group envelope of goodies. It was great to sort through the generous amount of craft items you sent. Love it all!

BLUR on Mar 14, 2021:

Saw your profile picture! We love caching too!! ๐Ÿ˜Š Happy swapping! Happy geocaching!! โค ๐Ÿค ๐Ÿ’™ ๐Ÿงก ๐Ÿ–ค โ™ฅ๏ธ

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