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LeaTheShark

LeaTheShark
Date Joined: June 28, 2020
Last Online: September 27, 2021
Birthday: October 17, 1996
Country: United States
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About Me

Heya! My name is Lea, I’m a 24 year old graphic designer/tea fiend/huge nerd/Librarian-in-Training from Richmond, VA. If you're from VA too, check out the Virginia Craft Club!

I love books, reading, writing, and my job at the library! I have a ton of varied interests, including but not limited to:

  • Papercrafts
  • D&D
  • Cooking
  • Baking
  • Reading & Writing
  • Board Games
  • Plants
  • Tea & Coffee
  • Star Trek
  • Studio Ghibli
  • Thrifting
  • Scuba Diving
  • Travel
  • Cosplay
  • Tarot/Witchiness

Favorite Music

Lo-fi chillhop beats to relax/study to, Folk, Filk!, Punk, Metal, Alt; All time favorites include Lord Huron, Protest the Hero, The Wonder Years, The Oh Hellos, and The Devil Makes Three

Going to the BlueRidge Rock Festival this fall and can't wait!! Also have you heard the newest song by Sleep Token, Alkaline? It's SO GOOOOOD!

P.S. I want to learn more about KPOP but idk where to start!

Favorite Books

  • The Long Way To a Small, Angry Planet
  • Get In Trouble
  • North American Lake Monsters
  • Sci Fi Anthologies
  • Uprooted
  • Anne of Green Gables
  • Nubia: real one
  • The Tea Dragon Society

I've read over 100 books this year - check out my Goodreads! I tend to read a lot of YA/Middlegrade since that is the age group I work with. Β 

Aesthetic, Likes & Dislikes

  • Overall, I would say my aesthetic is vintage and modern combined. I love the juxtaposition!
  • I REALLY love Flow magazine and the flow book for paper lovers but it's hard to find Flow stuff where I live
  • I love plants, nature, space, witchy stuff, cats, tea, and books, so anything with those motifs always makes me super happy!
  • Sharks are my favorite animal! I also really like possum, raccoon, and cat motifs
  • I am OBSESSED with Pusheen the Cat
  • My birthday is in October, I love the fall, and Halloween is my favorite holiday! I appreciate Halloween and fall-themed stuff year-round.

  • I love cryptids, especially mothman - I have several cryptid pins, mothman mugs, and even made an intro to cryptids zine! (P.S. Now I made a cryptid swap group, check it out!
  • I like goth aesthetic stuff, eldritch horror stuff, ghosts, monsters, paranormal, general spookiness~
  • Cottage core is also great!!
  • My favorite colors are black, purples, blues, and greens, and metallics. But I love all colors! I think monochromatic color palettes are super cool, and I also like rainbows.
  • I love graphic design, type elements, and illustrative lettering. Jessica Hische and Aaron Draplin are two of my favorite graphic designers today, and I am fascinated by vintage branding/packaging/type.
  • I don't mind inappropriate or snarky designs! (I thrifted this set of postcards for 10c and I am in love: Baron Von Fancy)

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Dislikes:

  • I don't really like paisley
  • I don't like dolls... they creep me out!
  • Not a fan of kid/reward/teacher stickers, unless it's specific to my likes
  • No planner items, please! I don't really use them
  • No rose scents or flavours
  • No skincare products (except from Lush, I have sensitive skin and that's the only brand that doesn't make me break out)
  • Not a big fan of plain chamomile teas (which is funny because I have a chamomile tattoo)
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Wishlist

Supplies I'm currently using a lot of or really wishing I had.

-FLOW magazines, cutouts, or papers! (I can't find these anywhere so if you have any old flow magazines, scraps, or cutouts, I'd love them) - Maggie Holmes anything - Chipboard embellishments - Stickers or washi tape with books, tea, mushrooms, typewriters - Typewriter die cuts! - Envelopes of any size - Shaker supplies - Eyelets - Enamel dots - Nuvo drops (partial bottles are fine too! I just really want to try them out) - Tarot card stickers or stamps - Stamped images - Paper with forest/trees (I can't find this anywhere for some reason!) - Unused US stamps

Allergies

I'm very allergic to dairy, and I am not a fan of rose scented or flavoured things. Sorry! I like it in theory, but it's just not my thing (it gives me a headache).

I keep a (mostly) vegan diet, but I'm not terribly strict about it.

Re: other people's allergies, I have a VERY fluffy Australian Shepard named Austin! I try my very best to keep his hair out of my swaps but he is a furry beast... apologies in advance if he sends you a little fluff as an extra.

Decos

Last signers, international, and excess welcome.

Late/MIA Swaps

Hi everyone, so sorry that some of you are still waiting on swaps from me. I was running a bit behind because of a crazy amount of school and work coming to a head. I caught up on all my swaps and was finally starting to breathe easy BUT I just got a literal box o mail returned to me today (8/14/2021). There has been post office wonkiness near my house and they keep returning stuff (even if it has plenty of postage) if I put it in my apartment mailbox. I will be taking the box of mail to the local post office and getting squared away Monday morning!!!! I am so sorry to everyone who is waiting on the mail, but the post office near my house has always gotten things out super quickly so hopefully it will be in your hands soon! So sorry again and thank you everyone for your patience.

P.S. If anyone has dealt with similar returned mail weirdness let me know how you solved it! Is there something I can do? Should I just take things to the post office myself and stop using the apt mailbox? Thanks!

Ratings

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Comment: awwe i love everything about it you are so creative
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Comment: Thank you so much for the mini mail. I loved the wax seal you used. Where did you find that? My daughter loves wax sealing and that would be a wonderful Christmas present for her. You did a wonderful job on the flip book. Thank you so much.
greenwindow rated for Fall Profile Deco - September on Sep 18, 2021
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Comment: thank you!!
rarjones rated for Fall Profile Deco - September on Sep 17, 2021
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Comment: beautiful fall colors on your pics posted:) I love fall! Thanks for swapping with me.
ShyAnn64 rated for Fall Profile Deco - September on Sep 16, 2021
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Comment: Thank you so much!
PrincessLeia rated for CPG One Word Swap - Global on Sep 10, 2021
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Comment: Thanks for the awesome mail. Love everything! Those orange halloween PCs are adorable!
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Comment: Received message on 8-3, three days after the swap deadline, that she hadn't mailed the journal but would after work. Was asked if there was anything she could do to make it up to me. I asked that she send me the tracking number, which is typically on the receipt. 8-11, messaged her that the journal still hadn't arrived. Let her know that the swap still hadn't been marked as 'sent.' 8-12, swap marked as sent. No reply to my message. At some point was told she thought she had messaged me, that the journal had returned to her and she would mail it out again asap. 9-1, got message from her, asking if I had received the journal she resent. I tell her I will check my PO box the following day. I ask if she has the tracking number from when she resent it and she said she was not given one. 9-2, The journal was not in my PO box. I message her and she replies that she will make me a new journal that night and mail it on the 3rd and send me the tracking number. 9-5, tracking number received. 9-7, journal, flat surprise and several extras received.
Response: USPS has marked my resend delivered as of September 07, 08:37AM! πŸ₯°
dmarie rated for Snail Mail Mini album -august - USA on Sep 4, 2021
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Comment: Thanks for the fun swap and for joining! β™₯
Catzcre8 rated for First Fall Mail Of 2021 on Sep 4, 2021
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Comment: The acorn flip book is so stinkin' cute! Thx much!
kizzlets rated for LSRUS-Hearts atc's-us on Aug 30, 2021
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Comment: EDIT 8/30/21: Ok, received your swap today and it was sent 8/27/21, love both of them and love the gold texture, what is that gold texture? Thank you. 8/19/21: Hi Lea, I know you had messaged me regarding a late send. But the swap hasn’t arrived yet assuming it was sent the week of Aug 3
Response: I'm so sorry, I will resend to you tonight after I get home from work! Update: I'm so glad you loved them!! The gold texture is embossing powder :D
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Comment: They’re mini alright. TYVM!
MissRich rated for ATC Mini Oracle Deck 2.0 on Aug 28, 2021
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Comment: πŸ˜‡ Thank you for the Oracle card!
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Comment: I'm very sorry to rate down, but it's been two weeks since you marked sent and nearly a month past the deadline. It looks like your swapping again, I would encourage you to make sure you've taken care of the swaps you owe before you join new ones.
Response: I'm so sorry, I will resend tonight when I get home!
Honeyloveart rated for ATC Mini Oracle Deck 2.0 on Aug 26, 2021
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Comment: Stunning ATC, thank you!
Art90world rated for ATC Mini Oracle Deck 2.0 on Aug 26, 2021
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Comment: Thanks for the atc
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Comment: Thank you!
BethiquaC rated for ATC Mini Oracle Deck 2.0 on Aug 23, 2021
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Comment: Absolutely loved the message of the kangaroo. Thank you so much - this was awesome!
catlingmex rated for Sunshine in a postcard #5 on Aug 23, 2021
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Comment: "What if you fly?" - love the quote
lrm1980 rated for ATC Mini Oracle Deck 2.0 on Aug 22, 2021
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Comment: What a beautiful card. Thank you!
Tamawi rated for USA Last Page Deco - 7/2021 on Aug 20, 2021
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Comment: Thanks for the nice deco and stickers. Everything you sent is great! The 3-rating is because you weren't able to send until more than a week after the deadline and didn't contact me until well after. I haven't read Chi's Sweet home - I'll check it out! I like how Yotsuba!? is from the perspective of an everyday 5-year-old.😁

Rating Overview

Overall Hearts Stars Hosted
4.9715 244 26 27
Completed Fives Threes Ones
215 278 2 1
Type 1 Type 2 Type 3 Uncategorized
13 86 116 0
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Comments

tatntole on Sep 18, 2021:

Fall Profile Deco

sarahmaus33 on Sep 18, 2021:

Fall Profile Deco, Have a nice day!

HappyMom on Sep 18, 2021:

Hi Lea! Happy Fall! Here are some fun decos for Fall Profile Deco - September. Hope you enjoy them and stay safe!

NRG

pups

WV

Swan on Jul 12, 2021:

Thank you for the postcard with a French quote, a LSRUS wish!

bizzles on Jul 12, 2021:

Hi!Just dropping by to say thank you for granting my July wishes on LSRUS! I love the fussy cut images and punches you sent,especially the hearts! Thank you so much for your kindness!

bethe on Jul 11, 2021:

Hi Lea, thank you so much for the grid washi and I love your clever and witty Zine of Angry Haikus! I love the '"Cool Stuff Inside" stamp, where did you get it? For the life of me I cannot remember if I sent you my MTV zine?

ladydy5 on Jul 1, 2021:

Thanks for joining Artistically Inclined group glad you finally got in on time to do the 5 x 7 swap

Fabriqueen on Jun 30, 2021:

Profile Deco Swap - Fairy (or Faery) Day

Have a wonderful day! Hugs, Diane

bethe on Jun 29, 2021:

Hi Lea! Thank you for the heart rating on the Mini Happy Mail Swap #5! I purchased the washi from different locations and they were each part of a set. If I recall correctly, the book and mushroom washi were from Amazon and the tea and typewriter from Hobby Lobby. I read your profile and wish list and just had to share!!

sjayana20 on Jun 28, 2021:

Profile Deco Swap - Fairy (or Faery) Day!!

Hope you like these images. I love Maleficient a lot. So I included one gif of Maleficient :)

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