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MellowOda

MellowOda
Date Joined: March 2, 2021
Last Online: June 17, 2021

Country: United States
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About Me

Hello fellow swap-botters! My name is Kelly. I am a mom of 3 - they are age 16 -26. I also have three guinea pigs (Mellow, Oda & Piggles - and that's where my username came from ^_^). I jumped on the quarantine bandwagon of filling my house with plants. Thank goodness for the Planta app or they would all likely be dead. Even the "hard to kill" ones. I work from home (even outside of the pandemic) as a systems analyst for a wonderful, progressive company.

I've dabbled on & off with paper crafting and have really been diving into learning more and opening up that creative side of me. swap-bot has already expanded my knowledge & creativity base in the short time I've been here.

Dislikes:
- I'm not really religious, so I prefer to stay away from any religious material
- FBs or FSs

I will continue to modify this. Please feel free to reach out if you have any questions.

Favorite Music

K-Pop is my favorite music genre currently. Thanks to my teenage daughter, I’ve really fallen in love with it. Here are my favorite groups:
- BTS
- NCT 127 (and other NCT units)
- Ateez
- Stray Kids
- Pentagon
- Everglow
- Loona
- The Rose

I also really like Hamilton & listen to the soundtrack for days at a time.

Favorite Books

My most favorite book of all time is The Little Prince. I had to read it in elementary school, high school & college & each time, I got something different from it. It's far from a children's book (though it works like one, too). If I ever settled on a tattoo, it would be an image from this book...likely the fox with the words "But if you tame me..."

But I will probably never get a tattoo because I'm far too fickle & picky about things like that & would find some tiny detail I don't like & fixate on it. ^_^

I also love most dystopian books, but it’s been a really long time since I’ve read anything. Divergent & Hunger Games series were great. I’ve read a few other series, but I’ve really forgotten a lot. I’d love to reread them, so I won’t list any others ^_^

Favorite Television

I've been doing a lot of binging on streaming sites lately, here are some of my most recent faves (not all have been finished):

  • The Good Place
  • Schitt's Creek (loved it so much, I started it over right after I finished it the first time)
  • Wandavision (just finished)
  • Kim's Convenience
  • Community
  • You
  • Handmaid's Tale
  • Derry Girls

I enjoy some anime, too:
- Deathnote
- Death Parade
- Attack on Titan
- Assassination Classroom

Postcard Likes

I participate in Postcrossing as well, so always love blank postcards to use there, but I love the written/stamped ones, as well for my own personal collection. I really am happy with anything, show me what you love. But if you need help deciding, these are some of my favorite kinds & a tiny list of my least favorites.

  • Map cards
  • Big letter cards ("Greetings From...")
  • "Main Street" view
  • Anything southeast Asian (Japan, Korean, Vietnamese, Thai, etc)
  • Black & White (or Black & White with one item in color)
  • Funny ones (show me your humor, no need to guess mine)
  • Any that apply to my interests listed elsewhere on my profile

Least favorite:
- Actually going to say none here because even though there are some I don't prefer, I can always pass them on in Postcrossing to someone who would love it.

My ABCs

A - Alice in Wonderland, Ateez (k-pop group), anime, acrylic stamps, ATCs

B - Boba, BTS, books, blue, black & white, British theme, birds, book pages, bunnies, bags (pass-along type)

C - castles, churches (gothic), chipmunks, cute things, cats, Chinese theme, chocolate, candy, cling stamps

D - dictionary pages, dragons, decos

E - elephants, ethereal aesthetics, European theme, ephemera, embellishments (for paper crafting), envelopes

F - fairies, fantasy, flowers, funny things, foxes, frogs

G - "Greetings From..." postcards, guinea pigs, gothic theme

H - Halloween, hot chocolate, humor

I - Ink pads

J - Japanese theme

K - Korean theme, key chains, k-pop, kitschy

L - licorice, lace, laptop stickers

M - mermaids, map postcards, magnets, Maine theme

N - NCT (k-pop), nature

O - owls, occult, oddities

P - postcards, plants, pastels, pink, purple, postage stamps, pandas, papers, playing cards

Q - queens

R - Royal colors, raccoons, rubber stamps, rose gold, ribbon

S - stickers, Schitt's Creek, snacks, souvenirs, stamps, squirrels, sarcasm, supernatural (themes, not the show), sheet masks (cosmetic), steampunk

T - Thailand theme, travel, touristy things, tea, twine, Tim Holtz

U - unicorns!

V - Vietnamese theme, vampire, vellum, vintage

W - watercolor, witches, washi tape/stickers, weird stuff, wax seals/stamps

X -

Y - yellowed pages/papers

Z - zebras

Crafts & Collections

I'm getting started with papercrafting, primarily with ATCs & some envies & flipbooks, etc. My favorite theme to use is vintage & steampunk (I love the Tim Holtz line).

I'm very new to ATCs. I've done less than 20 (I'll update this when it's been more). I'm trying out different styles and have tried mixed media with rubber stamping, hand drawing, paper mosaic, colored pencil & watercolor marker. Usually, I'm pretty proud of what I've come up with, but sometimes things fall flat. I appreciate your patience with me as I find my groove. I really enjoy making them and the creative process involved. If you are ever unhappy or dissatisfied with an ATC I've done, I will happily try again for you.

I'm building a frankendeck with playing cards with different backgrounds. I'm now keeping track of those I'm still missing. Always looking for cards in interesting shapes or with non-standard backing. I need:

Spades: A, J
Clubs: 8, 9, J, K
Hearts: 5
Diamonds:

ISO

I'm open to doing private swaps for the following:

Decos

washi bags, postcard bags, x-slip bags, notecard bags, envie bags, ATC bags, memo bags, etc. If you have any extra feel free to send them along (or let me know if you'd like to do a swap for something else).

I can offer postcards, playing cards, stickers, stationery sets, ephemera (mostly vintage-themed), vintage dictionary pages, washi samples.

Ratings

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CrystalZ rated for IPC: ATC of the Month - May on Jun 7, 2021
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Comment: Such a wonderful butterfly atc! The quality is so good and I think it's fun that you even got the tiniest piece of butterfly washi into the corner too :) Thank you for the extra dictionary pages as well...they will come in handy on my future atc's.
dally rated for CPG Bags, Bags, Bags, #8 (Int'l) on Jun 6, 2021
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Comment: Thank you, will pass along
Olivia2011 rated for Alphabet ATC - M on Jun 2, 2021
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Comment: Thanks I received the second ATC to replace the one that didn’t come. It’s lovely though.
Response: Thank you! I’m so glad this one made it to you!
Savannah76 rated for Postcard Bag Round 4 on Jun 2, 2021
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Comment: Thank you for your package and indeed the paper will be used in my craft :)
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Comment: thanks!
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Comment: Oh, wow! I LOVE this card! Firstly, I think this card is quite sturdy and probably would have made it safely through the mail (though you never can tell). Secondly, I love the design and layout and also the colors. Your choice of the phrases you added is just perfect, and I really like how it's all layered even down to how that corner of the blue sticks out beyond the edge of the doily. It's just right. I also like how you colored in the flowers on the tea cup. Thirdly, really appreciate how you included some extra black and white images for me to play with, and my daughter thanks you for the fox. She added it to her collection 💖
Response: You're welcome! All I could think of was the machines stripping elements from the card & really wanted to make sure it made it to you in one piece. lol I'm so glad you enjoyed the card & the images. And glad your daughter was happy with the fox! :)
Allegrae rated for Starter Bag Exchange on May 29, 2021
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Comment: Thanks for the great starters bags--and I love the dictionary pages. Your note about Maine was fun!
KandaceB rated for Starter Bag Exchange on May 27, 2021
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Comment: Thank you very much for participating in my swap! I'm looking forward to playing these & some of the xslips!
SarafinaKaine rated for Alphabet ATC - S on May 26, 2021
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Comment: S is for...SEAHORSE!!! Guinea's are so damned cute, it's just me and the fuzz buns here, but we've considered adding another fur to the house....still debatating though! Thank you for the lovely ATC!
dally rated for SSM: Any pass along thing goes #23 on May 25, 2021
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Comment: Thank you for the great selection of bags!
cloudjun rated for WTL: Six washi for two partners #3 on May 24, 2021
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Comment: thank you for the nice samples! :D
JtttK rated for WTL: Six washi for two partners #3 on May 24, 2021
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Comment: Thank you for the washi and Bt21 washi especially the kookie one, Jungkook my Fave!
Response: Yoongi is my bias, but kookie is so cute!! lol I'm glad you liked them! :) I save my BT21 washi especially for my fellow k-pop stans! lol
AZmom875 rated for CH: Vintage-Style Ephemera Swap #1 on May 17, 2021
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Comment: What a great assortment of items. Thanks so much.
dally rated for CPG Bags, Bags, Bags, #7 (Int'l) on May 16, 2021
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Comment: Thank you for the bags, and for the postcards (you were right, I love them!!)
tam2016 rated for Playing Card Swap~Round #3~Swap #10 on May 14, 2021
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Comment: Thank you so much for the playing cards. They are indeed new to me and I love them. Also, thanks a bunches for the Beauty & the Beast postcard, I can't wait to add it to my collection.
OrigamiGrace rated for Private: OG & MellowOda on May 13, 2021
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Comment: Thank you for a lovely swap!! The papers and washi stickers are perfect!! Glad you like the deco - feel free to jump into the deco swaps at CPG!
jeka396 rated for CPG Handmade Envies - US on May 11, 2021
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Comment: Thanks so much for the cute envies-you did a really nice job and I appreciate the bonus PCs and washi you sent!
Cgscdy rated for LSRUS- 12X12 paper -usa on May 11, 2021
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Comment: Loved it! Ty
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Comment: Thanks for the great cards.... Happy swapping....

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Comments

dabellaraquella on May 19, 2021:

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

bringitb on May 17, 2021:

Yay! Glad you got the playing cards! =) It's been fun collecting them. I've actually just added some new washi swaps over in the Washi Tape Lovers group. One of which is a scavenger hunt -- woo! Hope you'll join us! =)

VaGrammy66 on Apr 18, 2021:

Thank you for the goodies you sent me for my April wishlist! I love the playing cards!

Rainydancer on Apr 13, 2021:

Welcome to Sunshine swaps!

yvonne401 on Mar 27, 2021:

Welcome to Cold Hands Warm Hearts! It's great to have you here!

Blessings,

Yvonne

draco on Mar 14, 2021:

Jangonz on Mar 5, 2021:

Let me be the first to Welcome you!
A fellow newbie. :) Janette

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