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Newlybird17

Newlybird17
Date Joined: October 2, 2016
Last Online: June 10, 2021

Country: United States

About Me

I'm a nurse living in suburban NYC, I've always wanted to be more creatively fulfilled. Mail art has been a fun outlet for me to explore my creative tendencies. I've especially enjoyed MMSA swaps in the past but the postage stress for handmade cards sent me here. I have trouble starting projects, so I really appreciate the direction. Favorite colors include purple, green, magenta.

I love cats but have an allergic husband, so I dote on a pesky yet adorable labradoodle named Furley. We recently added a pet cockatiel to the mix, his name is Pineapple. I've done a lot of scrapbooking, but abruptly lost interest in creating new books. Casual art, magpie and writing journals are easier for me to update and adapt.

I love decorating for the holidays and the IDEA of entertaining. But in practice, I enjoy the cooking, arranging a "tablescape" but wish I had a ejection chute for my my guests after two hours LOL.

I enjoy shopping for antiques but am trying to reconcile my collections with a small house. Decks of cards, and Disney pins, and stamps are my latest obsessions. And I love any kind of anthropomorphic animal! They're impossibly cute!

Favorite Music

I love 90s music, old school New Wave, Light FM, (especially 70s Yacht rock), Motown, some Broadway (Rent, Les Mis), Glamour hair metal,

Favorite Books

Favorite book ever is The Shell Seekers by Rosamunde Pilcher, I enjoy Maeve Binchy, Anita Shreve, Anne Rivers Siddons novels, short stories, tend to prefer uplifting books and themes. We have a little free library in our neighborhood, and I've found some good books by Fanny Flagg. I really enjoyed The Goldfinch, also like travel novels, Peter Mayle. Finally read I know this Much is True by Wally Lamb, loved it.

Favorite Crafts

My favorite craft has been collage. I love vintage labels, ephemera, all kind of bits and pieces. I love STICKERS of all types, I still have my sticker books from when I was a child. I used to do a lot of scrapbooking, but prefer smaller art journals these days. I like using unique quotations, song lyrics, recycling cardboard packaging. I'm trying to learn how to sew with a machine to use on my collage, wish me luck!

Postcards, etc

Any kind of postcard is welcome, thanks! On deeper thought, if you have any sunset postcards lying around, I'd love them. I live in a densely populated area, and I miss that I can't see the sunset easily.

Favorite Television

Kim's Convenience, Lost, Portlandia, Mad Men, Mozart in the Jungle, 80's sitcoms, Curb your Enthusiasm, Louis CK, the Love Boat, Seinfeld, Twilight Zone, Schitt's Creek, Enjoyed Haunting of Hill House, Dead to Me, Marvellous Mrs. Maisel, and Jersey Shore, Cobra Kai

More likes and interests

I enjoy collage, especially working on my Soul Collage deck of cards. I love going to museums, and exploring New York City with my family. I love decorating the house for the holidays, and having family game and movie nights.

My family

My daughter is 11 and her favorite things include: her pet cockatiel Pineapple, playing the piano and clarinet, basketball, lacrosse, all kinds of animals, especially dogs, birds, hedgehogs, squirrels, and chipmunks.

Ratings

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Comment: Wow, I'm so impressed that you know so much of the history of where your ribbon came from! It really made what you sent extra special. I love everything you chose for me, thanks so very much ❤
SciFiSama rated for Traveling Sticker book #26 on May 16, 2021
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Comment: Hi Colleen! I loved your note and the beautiful envelope! Thank you so much!!
debbiespoms rated for PC Playlist #6: Classic Rock on May 8, 2021
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Comment: I got it today! Yay ! Thank you much for the resend And for your list. I know all the bands you mentioned and love love love Fleetwood Mac! They are #1 all time favorite.
Response: Glad to hear it arrived! Love them too, 😀
Jenny345644 rated for Traveling Sticker book #28 on May 6, 2021
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Comment: Thank you so much 😊
rkassman rated for Mini magpie journal NEWBiE welcome on Apr 24, 2021
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Comment: I love love love this magpie journaling. This swap was my first go at it and I had so much fun, definitely looking forward to future swaps. I hope your garden is growing wild :)
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Comment: Thank you for the nice variety of cartoon stickers! I love the Easter themed Peanuts ones. 🥰💕
ariestess rated for PC Playlist #6: Classic Rock on Apr 16, 2021
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Comment: Thanks for the great list of songs! I love all four! Apologies for the late rate, but work has gotten the best of me recently & I fell behind.
Kbrewste09 rated for PC Playlist #6: Classic Rock on Apr 9, 2021
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Comment: Thanks Colleen! This postcard is super cool! I love all your song choices too! I forgot about Wild Horses by Rolling Stones.
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Comment: Thank you for all the cute stickers. And extra papers
katierose rated for Traveling Sticker book #27 on Apr 1, 2021
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Comment: Thank you for the sticker book and extras!
sharingpostcards rated for Sticker Slapped PC #10 on Mar 15, 2021
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Comment: thank you, i love the stickers!
Lyndylou5 rated for For The Love of Museums! on Mar 14, 2021
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Comment: The Exploratorium sounds like a fun place! I'll look to see what they offer online. I really loved the idea of this swap, fabulous! Thanks for the extras too, those are interesting Oddities, especially the rubber band ball, Lol. I used one of the washi tapes on my granddaughter's birthday card. It was particularly appropriate.
Rosie2766 rated for Sticker Slapped PC #10 on Mar 8, 2021
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Comment: Thank you for the postcard full of stickers!!!
Barbara rated for Sticker Slapped PC #10 on Mar 7, 2021
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Comment: Hi Colleen, Thank you for the cute stickers and postcard. I like how the scene has a vintage style.
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Comment: I loved everything, thank you so much and for the extras- i loved them! Stay safe and I hope you continue to feel better!
Aynora rated for Traveling Sticker book #25 on Feb 26, 2021
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squince rated for Non- Touristy Postcard Swap USA #23 on Feb 21, 2021
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Comment: Love the polaroid cards!
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Comment: Thank you for the pretty card! :-) I hope you're doing well and staying safe!
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Comment: Thank you for your e-mail. I like how you kept it very simple :)
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Comment: Hi Colleen! Thank you very much for the comical dog PC. Cute!

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Comments

theaterfan23 on Mar 8, 2017:

Silly me forgot to put a stamp on your card for the recent St. Patricks Day Card swap so it got returned to me. I did a resend and sent it out this morning!

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