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RoxieLilly

RoxieLilly
Date Joined: November 27, 2021
Last Online: February 3, 2023

Country: United States

Hello

I am in my late 60’s, living in Oro Valley AZ, USA, which is in the Sonoran Desert. Oro Valley is a small town just north of Tucson AZ and 106 miles (177 km) south/slightly east of Phoenix AZ. It is incredibly beautiful here but can be harsh with the low humidity and the over abundance of sunshine and heat. I would love to share with others what it is like living in this desert and exchange handmade art.

I have always enjoyed making art and working with my hands and have done so all of my life. Unfortunately, I was not employed to what I most enjoyed doing, (like most of us) so making art and any crafts had to take a secondary position to my free time and monies. Now that I am retired, I can do what I want, within a more time and must conserve money parameters. And with aging, I also have to consider my less energy level🙄😆. In other words, no big projects. Swap-bot is perfect in that way.

I am “crafty” (origami, paper mache, beading, jewelry making, rubber stamping, scrapbooking, etc.) I also draw with pencil, graphite and colored and paint in water color and acrylics. I like to make (mostly) hand drawn, hand painted ATC’s and make greeting cards and postcards. I also like to collect, make and share bookmarks of all kinds. I also enjoy embellishing my envelopes.

I would love to have some international pen pals to share life, embellished letters, envelopes and/or art. If international, it would be cool to share tourist hand outs, flyers, ads, newspaper clips, postcards, bookmarks, all paper, fitting in a first class envelope, within weight limits, to keep postage lower.

Please, no other kind of gifting with swaps, except quality stickers, vinyl or scrapbooking, bookmarks, postcards, local tourist flyers, interesting paper, or paper scraps, bigger than 3 inches (unless very interesting, than smaller is fine), ATCs and hand drawn/painted art (no bigger than 5X7, 4x6 is best, a good size to frame or to add to a journal.)

I also like to collect smashed pennies and it would be fun to trade pennies. I like to use (when you can make your own,) copper pennies. Pennies minted after 1982 have zinc cores. Sometimes the zinc, of post 1982 pennies, show through the design on the smashed pennies. I have lots of pre 1982 pennies to share, if you ask. For years I have been picking them out of my change. The pennies are getting harder to find, if you would like some (for a special trip, for instance, last time I was at Disney World, they had a lot of penny pressers,) just ask. I would be glad to send copper pennies to another collector. You can send me a pressed penny in exchange. Unfortunately, I am seeing the newer pressers, are enclosed and using their own pennies. 😕

I like vinyl stickers because they come in such an interesting variety, that they are fun, besides being easy to mail or if you don’t like the ones you get, they are easy to regift. Any theme is fine. No kid or “rude” stickers, please.

For a POSTCARD Swap, I enjoy postcards that have local points of interest or local nature, ie tourist cards, but I also like any kind of “art” post cards. Send these postcards “naked” in the mail. But if you like making your own (and I really like to get those kind of postcards) please send in an envelope, even if the swap wants it to be sent “naked,” so it wouldn’t get damaged.

My other interests are: going to the local sci/fi, fantasy, anime, Steampunk, comic cons. So, of course I enjoy/like all the related realities associated with those alternate universes. There are surprisingly many of these kinds of con events in this area. But then again, the Phoenix Metroplex is the 5th largest in USA.

I enjoy car camping, I am interested in archeology and ancient peoples. When young I was an avid reader, of anything, but heavy on sci fi and fantasy and English murder mysteries. I still enjoy those kinds of reads. But no more Westerns, no horror, no romances, no historical fiction or biographies, etc. I’m at that age where I feel I can indulge myself to read what I enjoy most.

I love all creatures, especially dogs. Presently in my household, we have two youngish male tabbby cats and a yearling Desert Sonoran Tortoise. Due to the outside dangers, they are indoor house pets and do not to go outside.

Sending anything in a swap that is creature related is always appreciated. I can honestly say there is not a creature I actively dislike. I can’t say I like Pacific banana slugs, which I met once while camping in the Pacific Northwest, like roaches, I would say I have an aversion towards😆 them. Nevertheless, I believe all living beings have a place in this world, even the rattle snakes, which we have in abundance here.

I am non religious but when younger I had an interest and involvement in Buddhism and Earth Religions. I now identify myself as a Humanist. I attend the nearby Unitarian Universalist Congregation. Please don’t send me anything with a religious theme except for Buddhism or Earth Religions. I would find that sweetly nostalgic, as it is appealing to a past version of myself.

If you’re looking at my profile and notice I’m not doing many swaps, it is probably because I am trying to practice making better art. I have a large library of “how to” books and really need to make more use of them. Or, I need time to get caught up with my pen pals. And recently I have decided to take a 3 credit art class at the nearby college.

I really do enjoy making a good and fun swap, but that takes time and care. I will always (unless I’m sick or dead) complete a swap. If I am sick, I will message and explain the lateness, if I am dead, you can give me a bad rating, I wouldn’t mind.

Please let me know if you haven’t gotten your swap. I will always be happy to replace it. And please rate me so I am not conflicted whether or not to message you. Are you having a crisis and am I a shallow, self absorbed person to bother you about a silly rating? Or did you just forget to rate? Or did you not get the swap? Mail service can be so iffy. For America and Canada, after four weeks I will message. I’ll wait six weeks for international mail.

Thanks for reading my profile. I always read the profile of the person I am sending to. It is like a one sided pen pal letter, you get to peek into someone’s else’s life and get to know them a little.

Happy swapping🙂 Last updated Jan 2023

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Comment: Thank you - it was so fun seeing this pretty envelope in my mailbox today! : ) I love the card, your rubber stamps, and the sweet postcard and sticker!! Thank you so so much and I am very happy you joined! Have a Happy Valentine's Day and month of February! xoxo
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Comment: Thank you so much for the lovely card and extras. I did know that it is also known as the year of the cat!! Fun factoid though. Have a great weekend.
Eulegirl rated for MissBrenda's Valentine Card swap #3 on Jan 25, 2023
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Comment: Thank you for the card and goodies!
hellojett rated for THEMED NOTECARD #3 on Jan 25, 2023
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Comment: Aww thanks so much for all the cute cat related stuff! I love it all. Thanks for the movie recommendation I have seen Moonrise Kingdom many times! I hope to see you again in another swap.
susieq11 rated for Lunar New Year Postcard - Rabbit on Jan 24, 2023
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Comment: Oh I just LOVE this beautiful postcard! Thank you so much! I love the stamps, rubber stamps, and your kind wishes - I wish you all good things too! Thanks so much for joining! : )
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Comment: Thank you, such awesome stickers! Also, I just love these vintage style Valentine images! Have a Happy Valentine's Day!
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Comment: Thank you for the card. I LOVE that mermaid stamp and screw using it for a bookmark, lol. I'm going to put it with some other things over my craft desk so it can be seen! Thank you so much.
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Comment: Thank you so much for the card and the awesome extras!
mrsD rated for IFM: Washi Doing-January? on Jan 23, 2023
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Comment: thanks for the great washi samples! but especially thank you for the wonderful Lunar New Year card and fun extras. Gong Xi Fa Cai !
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Comment: Thank you! Happy Valentine's Day!
MamaKek rated for National Nothing Day - January 16 on Jan 16, 2023
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Comment: Thanks for nothing!
Lilyhax rated for MissBrenda's Valentine Card swap #3 on Jan 14, 2023
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Comment: Thank you
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Comment: Thank you for the great card, dragon bookmark, Kitty stickers and Christmas tree tag. Love them all. I am also hoping this year will be better. So far it is starting better. Last check-up for neck showed some of the bone coming back, it is a little slower because of my age but still doing good.
fromkamy rated for National Nothing Day - January 16 on Jan 11, 2023
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Lolle rated for Profile Discovery International on Jan 4, 2023
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Comment: Hi Roxie Lilly, thank you for your mail and lovely letter you included! I have never made a pc out of recycled cardboard, but I have put two aside and will try it, I really like how yours look like. I also never attempted to make an ATC. I love the one you sent me and might try that as well. The notecards are great and so are the bookmarks - the dragon is my favourite. Much love from New Zealand and a cuddle to the 'Tornadoes'. Carola
craftynut rated for Easy Random PC Swap #1 on Jan 4, 2023
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Comment: Thank you for the interesting postcard. I have never seen this kind of cactus before. It looks great.
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Comment: I love the scenery on the postcard. A great place for hiking.
craftymommaliz rated for Easy Random PC Swap #1 on Dec 30, 2022
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Comment: I wish I could get some of your sunshine too! I need it desperately during these grey Michigan winters. Happy New Year!!
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Comment: Hi Roxie Lilly, thank you so much for the awesome cat Christmas card - it gave me a good laugh when I opened it! Also, many thanks for the stickers & kitty postcard you included - love it all :-)
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Comment: Thanks for the cool AZ postcard!

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annaliesethegnome on Dec 9, 2022:

Thank you so much for the surprise happy mail!!! I hope you have a wonderful winter solstice!

Mimi7 on Aug 30, 2022:

Hi Just checking to see if you still want to join in on the 5 x 7 art journal CookieMomster now hosts it take care Donna

myancey on Feb 13, 2022:

Thanks for Micah’s extra special SpongeBob valentines card. Thanks for thinking of him ❤️😊 🌞

fourgnomesinatrenchcoat on Feb 5, 2022:

Thanks so much for angeling the Paper swap! I absolutely love all the papers you included! have a great week!

USAFwife on Dec 16, 2021:

Welcome to swap bot and thank you so much for the amazing, hand drawn Krampus card! It is wonderful, and WILL be framed! Hope we meet again in swaps. :) Cindi

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