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KittEvol

KittEvol
Date Joined: March 13, 2023
Last Online: May 23, 2024
Birthday: January 29
Country: Canada

UPDATES

! I am currently having a very frustrating problem with Canada Post. Some of my swaps are being returned to me with a label stating they "May contain goods" I am very careful to place correct postage and never send anything that would be inappropriate for the mail. When I take these into the post office and ask what mistake I have made they seem unable to tell me. They confirm postage and weight requirements seem correct. I show them photos of what is inside - no issues there. They then offer to get it on its way and charge me a seemingly random amount (the highest being $26 above the postage already present in stamps (This particular swap was a 2 partner one - they were basically twins, same envelope and weight and the same items - just in different styles. Both traveling to the same country with the same postage applied. One made it no problem, and the other needed $26 additional dollars?? ) I apologize for any delays this may cause - I do go and resend it within 24 hours. If anyone has any advice on this I am all ears - at this point I am wondering if I will be able to continue with this much-loved hobby :(

!! After spending my morning traveling to all of the post offices in my immediate area and making an absolute nuisance of myself I have been informed that along with the rate increase on May 8th they are also "Cracking down" on items that previously complied with the current standards of letter mail. It is now "anything of possible value" paper or otherwise, that may trigger an automatic change from letter mail rates to parcel rates. This can include things like stickers, trading cards, and bookmarks. This means that any swap sent has the possibility of switching from less than $5 to over $30 to send regardless of size, weight, or thickness. The employees I spoke to encouraged contacting the service number to submit a complaint and attempt to get further clarification as the official rules have not changed at this time. They also told me they have been flooded recently with people having the same issue. For now, I will continue to attempt to participate in swaps and absorb the extra cost when necessary in hopes that they will realize this isn't a great move in their effort to have people send mail for fun again, or at the very least provide a new set of clear guidelines to follow. Again I deeply apologize for any delays this may cause - without clear guidelines, I have no real way of knowing what will and will not trigger the system :(

  • Our cats that have been mentioned previously have both crossed the rainbow bridge. Cleo 02/23/23 Satis 07/14/23

About Me

I am a 30+ year-old mother to the most wonderful boy (Ky). I live in beautiful British Columbia Canada which offers a delightful mix of Ocean views, mountain ranges, and mossy forest trails.

I love to learn and experience new things. I would consider myself rather logical but am also the type of person who doesn't want to know how the illusion worked - I want to believe in the magic.

I love to read, journal, do memory keeping and decorative planning, hike, go geocaching, play board and card games, send happy mail, and participate in random acts of kindness projects.

I believe strongly that the wonderful things in life are found in the "small" things. We are all stories in the end, and I simply hope to leave behind a good one, that if I am very lucky will leave the world a bit better than when it started.

Favorite Crafts

I do a lot of decorative planning and stationary-based crafting. I also have a life-long journal habit. Obsessed with washi tape and stickers!

I dabble in clay, painting, drawing, Jewelry making, Cross-stitch, and miniatures.

I would love to learn calligraphy, textile arts, and resin.

Every year I enjoy stretching my crafting muscles by hand-making party decor to make my sons themed birthday party dreams come true :)

General Favorites

  • Color: Teal Blue
  • Flower: Dandelion, Sunflower, Daisy
  • Animal: Feline, Crow, Duck, horse, Raccoon, Squirrel, Canine.
  • Drink: Coffee / iced tea
  • Season: Summer
  • Holiday: Halloween

Favorite Books

I generally lean towards fantasy novels but do dip into other genres from time to time. I mostly prefer long novels but do dabble in manga and short stories.

  • I love the Shadow hunter books by Cassander Clare. So far my favorite series is The Infernal Devices. I am also really enjoying The eldest Curses.

  • The Anthropocene Reviewed - John Green

Favorite Music

I enjoy all music from Classical to intense foreign screamo. It all depends on the mood that day. "Sometimes you need the music. Sometimes you need the lyrics" Sometimes I want to explore and sometimes I want the comfort of an old playlist.

Favorite Characters / Media

  • Scooby Doo (TV-Older Version)
  • Anime in general
  • Snow white with the red hair (Anime)
  • Fairy tail (Anime)
  • Arcane
  • Noragami (Anime)
  • All things fantasy
  • Mario (Video Game)
  • Buffy the Vampire Slayer (TV)
  • Doctor Who (TV)
  • A Silent Voice (Anime)
  • Spider-Man
  • Nightmare Before Christmas
  • Aladdin (Movie)
  • Tangled / Rapunzel (Movie)
  • Curious George (TV / Books)
  • Winnie The pooh (TV / Books)
  • Five Nights at Freddies (Video Game)
  • The Theorists (You Tube)
  • True Crime Podcasts
  • Sweet Tooth (TV)

Other Special Intrests

  • I have a minor obsession with rubber ducks
  • Science / Medical
  • I collect Coffee Monsterz Co Stationary/stickers/washi
  • Animal Facts
  • "Local knowledge" Something mainly only locals would know about living in a particular area
  • Tattoos
  • Plants
  • Quotes/Poetry/Song Lyrics
  • Geocaching
  • Miniatures
  • Local folklore/ legends
  • Steampunk
  • Space
  • Cosplay
  • Pirates
  • I collect pins
  • Photography
  • I collect interesting Keys
  • #IshnessArmy
  • Anything related to "you are my sunshine" or "I love you to the moon and back"
  • Gnomes

Dislikes

I'm pretty easygoing and hard to offend and am generally happy to receive anything :) My only hard no is any kind of hate-based content.

My sunshine

My 10-year-old son Ky has really been enjoying all of the mail I receive, and he absolutely loves it every time someone says hello to him :D

If you have children of similar age he would love to receive some mail from them! (a small note tucked in with the swap would be wonderful!). I thought some of you may enjoy the idea as well :D He has gained a pen-pal this way already and I love that he is gaining a love for snail mail :D

Ky's interests are:

  • Math
  • Pokemon
  • Mario
  • Plants Vs Zombies
  • Super Smash Bro's
  • Minecraft
  • Lego
  • Youtube
  • Playing outside
  • Writing stories
  • Playing card and board games
  • D&D
  • Geronimo Stilton Books
  • Notebook of doom books
  • Octopus
  • Purple, pink, green

Ratings

blinger2008 rated for Sticker Bomb PC 4/2024 on May 23, 2024
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Comment: love all the stickers!!
tisha rated for Cardboard Food Packaging PC #4 on May 21, 2024
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Comment: Thank you for your card Kitt, it must have travelled a whole long way to France, received it yesterday. Best wishes from France !
shreve rated for Neurographic Art PC #3 on May 20, 2024
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Comment: Loved the jellyfish...so clever and beautiful!! Thank you so much it made my day.
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Comment: Thank you for the wonderful swap! :)
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Comment: Thank you so much for the beautifully and fun decorated red postcard! I love the little envelope on the back full of goodies. The kids are going to absolutely love the tattoos!! The sticker slapped postcard swaps are one of my favorite swaps because, like you, I love going through all my stickers too! ♥️🙂
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Comment: Kitt, WOW!!! I am seriously speechless right now after seeing the ATC that you made for this swap!! It is INCREDIBLE!! I honestly can't believe that this is your second ever ATC?! WOW. I am stunned!! I love everything about it! The 3-D aspects were such a creative addition, I love that you also did the bees too! My sister and I love to play Minecraft together, I can't wait to show her this! Especially since her favorite part of the game are the bees! :D WOW!! I feel honored to have this in my ATC collection!! I can't wait to add it! Also, oh my goodness, I LOVE the little budgie extras that you sent as well!! And the bird notecard you sent everything in!! You have truly made my entire day and brought so much light into my life with everything. I am just so beyond grateful and I appreciate you SO much!! Thank you, thank you, thank you! I seriously can't say it enough!! I wish I could give you a billion hearts for this swap! <3<3
btbeth rated for Happy Envie Swap #9 on Apr 30, 2024
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Comment: super cute swap thank you!!!
andee73 rated for Washi Tape Enthusiasts Unite! #25 on Apr 28, 2024
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Comment: Thank you!
marclively rated for Bookmark Swap on Apr 25, 2024
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Comment: thank you so much - I loved the bookmark I did not have time to look at all the stamps - but I know I will love them. Great postcards!
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Comment: Thanks for the washi :)
UKrebel85 rated for Fill a flipbook - Themed #1 on Apr 23, 2024
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Comment: Wow what can I say, what a truly wonderful flip book, I absolutely love everything about it. I wish I could give you more than 1 heart! Thank you :)
Jaymmers rated for (Quick) Die cut swap - 4 on Apr 17, 2024
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Comment: Ok so....I cried. I really did cry tears of sheer happiness and thankfulness. I hope someday I can make a folder as amazing as this! You are so talented! The earrings are what did me in. I am wearing them right now! You are a very kind a generous soul. Thank you so incredibly much!
Response: Your welcome! Sorry the post office got cranky and you had to wait a bit longer! So glad you loved them I knew they simply had to be for you :)
Labella79 rated for Washi decorated envie on Apr 14, 2024
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Comment: Dear Kitt, I received your wonderful envelope with great washi, and I wanted to thank you so much for it. I love everything about it and absolutely fell for the cute gift tag sachet (did you make it yourself?) and the washi of course. The turtle sticker is also perfect for me. Thank you so so much <3
Response: I am so happy you enjoyed it :) I did make the tag - I cut out two of the same size from my die cutting machine and then trimmed one smaller and glued 3 sides :)
SkaGirl rated for St. Patrick's Day Card Swap INTL on Apr 13, 2024
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Comment: Thank you! :)
Begokschaf rated for Happy Envie Swap #9 on Apr 10, 2024
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Comment: Thank you so much. Your writing is beautiful. This package was so fun and did brighten my day. 😊
Ace330660 rated for Newbie Friendly Happy mail int #4 on Apr 7, 2024
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Comment: Thanks for the pocket! I like the mermaid theme!
Honeybee203 rated for Quick Envelope Destash on Apr 6, 2024
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greenbug728 rated for Themed Mail #3 on Apr 5, 2024
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Comment: Thank you sooooo much for your wonderful envelope filled with happiness!! I really love the cute bees and the gnomes!! I even glued some in my planner today! I also really like the handmade card/pocket folder you created. I might have to try to create one of those myself now because it's so neat! Thank you for sharing all the die cuts with me! I wish I could give you a million stars for this because I love it so very much!! Please take care and have a great weekend! :)
Ace330660 rated for Newbie Friendly Happy mail int #3 on Apr 4, 2024
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Comment: Thanks for the pocket and extras! I like the greys you used. Do you know where the key paper clip is from?
Response: Glad it made it to you safely I was starting to worry :) I will PM you about the paperclip :)
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Comment: We think alike, I like your opinion of this book. I will def have to take a look at John Green's books. thanks for sending me a bit of this book.

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Comments

explore on Apr 26, 2023:

Kitt, thank you so much for your surprise happy mail! I love the card you made with the matching envelope. Also appreciate the goodies. Thank you for your kindness and generosity!

erika13g on Mar 25, 2023:

Thanks for swapping

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