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Steinway5

Steinway5
Date Joined: June 28, 2017
Last Online: December 4, 2021
Birthday: January 11
Country: United States
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About Me

Hi!

I am a piano teacher from Arizona who loves mail! I love fancy postage, anything watercolor, big beautiful florals, gorgeous scenery, and succulents. My favorite colors are pinks, blues, and purples. I like fresh colors the most - mint, light pink, light green, lots of pastels! Colors I don't usually go for are dull ones, browns, reds, and oranges. Don't be afraid to send me something in those colors though, if you think it's pretty I probably will too! I usually go for black and gray instead of brown and tan, but there are of course exceptions!! Kraft paper and vintage ephemera are a couple. :)

All kinds of birds are my favorite animals, but I especially like lovebirds, parrotlets, flamingoes, finches, and chickens. :)

Also, I love Jack Russells, elephants, baby animals, and rabbits.

I love being crafty and making beautiful things with watercolors and pretty writing. I love urban sketching. I took a bookbinding class in college and have been making my own journals ever since! I enjoy calligraphy and other typography as well.


---FOR THE LOVE OF TRAVELER'S NOTEBOOK SWAP--- I like anything watercolor or pastel or big messy florals. Anything that can be glued in is great! Vintage ephemera (actual vintage or just vintage styled), MAPS!!, cactus/succulents, travel themed washi, urban sketching, brick or wood, typewriter/typography/modern calligraphy, anything from Tim Holtz, Project Life, SMASH book stuff or any other scrapbooking supplies you think I might like based on any of the rest of my profile! I really do like most things so don't worry. :) And feel free to message me if you're feeling unsure!


Send me tried and true recipes you love! (I don't need blank recipe cards for myself, but if you write a recipe on them I would love to receive that!) Cooking is another favorite activity of mine. I'm not afraid of making recipes from scratch. Right now, it's just my husband and I, so if you have any recipes to share that are for two, I would love that! It's way too easy for me to go overboard and cook for an invisible army and then wind up with way too much leftovers that eventually get thrown away!! I do not cook with or drink alcohol, coffee, or tea. (Herbal tea is great though! If you send me some of your favorite kind, tell me what you like to mix into it. I'm an herbal tea newbie.) :)

Preferences:
I am sure to drool over anything watercolor, birds, succulents, washi, watercolor flowers, Mini Cooper, or pastel colors! I don't really have a use for unused postcards, but if you do decide to send me one, I would prefer it to be a fun pattern or design that I can send anytime to a friend, or a cool photo of scenery that is meaningful to you.. like an insight into where you live! And then tell me about it in a few words. :)

Other themes I like: Arrows, gemstones, geometric, mermaids, flowers, succulents, cactus, birds, watercolor, travel, fresh, fruity, bright, happy, calligraphy, stripes, feminine, lace, regency, sheet music, maps.

My redheaded toddler daughter goes crazy over horses ("hoasies"), zebras ("zebees"), and dogs ("goggies"), so if you feel like destashing anything with those animals on it, she would love it!

Also if you happen to have any type of illustration or anything with a redhead girl on it, I would love that!!

**Not my favorite: Kawaii cartoons, emojis, cheesy cutesy, gothic, or skulls.

**I don't drink regular tea, but am starting to enjoy herbal tea. I LOVE hot chocolate and enjoy other caffeine free drink mixes, like propel, lemonade or koolaid.

Thanks for reading! I am not picky about what I receive and will try my best to make really good happy mail to send!

Favorite Movies

Favorite Shows: (We only have Netflix.) Great British Baking Show, The Paradise, Call the Midwife, Downton Abbey, Poldark, and Lost. (Do you think I like British shows?)

Favorite Movies:
Austenland, Some Like it Hot, What's Up Doc, You've Got Mail (haha), Knight and Day... And also:
Wait Until Dark, Disney musicals, 7 Brides for 7 Brothers, The Music Man (Old version), Marvel movies, Harry Potter, Star Wars and Star Trek, and Cheesy Hallmark chick flicks

Favorite Youtube:
Slo-mo Guys, James Cordon, Graham Norton, Michael McIntyre, Jimmy Fallon, and Studio C.

Favorite music:.
Rascal Flatts, Harry Connick, Jr., Just Groban, Yellowcard, Emile Pandolfi, Van Cliburn, Stan Getz & Joao Gilberto, and anything composed by Debussy.

Ratings

user2148 rated for Album of Accord on Nov 30, 2021
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Comment: Gorgeous! Love the soft feminine feel of your album - beautifully put together! 😍
Minxy1964 rated for Secret Whispers swap #2 on Nov 30, 2021
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Comment: Excellent drawing of Big Ben, and a really pretty second page. I think I can spot your initials in one of the flowers, and are those roses? Don't think it's your artwork if they aren't, it's me being useless at guessing! Xx
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Comment: What a beautiful paper Doll thank you so much . Enjoyed you letter and the paper you used. The lace , fan and dance card were nice touches.
user2148 rated for Decorated Glassine Bags Swap on Nov 11, 2021
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Comment: Wow!! First of all, your calligraphy just makes me drool - it’s gorgeous!! I wouldn’t have even thought to try writing on (vellum, tracing paper?) it’s fabulous! Then the three collaged bags and spectacular large tickets are amazing! I love your collage! Beautiful!! I love to do it, but second guess myself the entire time, yours looks effortless although I know it’s not! ❤️❤️ Thank you so much for a spectacularly beautiful swap! ❤️❤️
lostinavalon rated for Book Page Envelope with Pocket on Oct 29, 2021
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Comment: What a beautiful swap! I especially love the poem and the washi tape---thank you so much!
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Comment: Hi Amanda! Wow...this was just an amazing experience. I absolutely LOVED reading your the beautiful calligraphy message on that crinkly paper. I felt like it was 100 years ago--what a treat. The envelope is spectacular--love your painted flowers--and I love every bit of paper you included. So many special touches throughout. Wonderful swap and I hope we're partnered again very soon!
Response: You're so welcome! Thanks for sharing the swap idea. I'm a little obsessed with the dip pens and crinkly paper too... It's just tracing paper and I love that it does that after I write on it!! Next I need to see if I can find colored tracing paper... :)
user2148 rated for Secret Whispers Book on Oct 12, 2021
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Comment: ❤️❤️❤️ Amazingly beautiful swap! You really understood this swap better than I did! Fabulous job! ❤️❤️❤️
squince rated for WIYM: Wishy-Washi #3 💌 on Oct 6, 2021
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Comment: Thanks!/
Gionanna rated for WIYM: Wishy-Washi #3 💌 on Sep 30, 2021
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Comment: Thank you Amanda for the awesome Tim Holtz washi samples, they're so beautiful and I can't wait to use them! PS. do unleash your creativity, there isn't a bad way to do it!
AnnaM rated for Journal Pretties on Sep 10, 2021
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Comment: Amanda, the post lady was in raptures over the envelope she handed me today with your swap in it! Thank you for making it look so beautiful, and that was only the outside! I adore everything you chose for me, thank you for making this swap personal and for the pretty way it was all presented. Anna ♥
BMitchell1978 rated for Happy Mail #3 on Sep 5, 2021
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ShyAnn64 rated for Happy Mail #3 on Aug 30, 2021
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Comment: Thank you so much for such a lovely envelope! Your handwriting is beautiful and I am so touched that you looked at my profile and noticed that I love birds! Also, the tea *YUM!* You made my day!!!
Ace330660 rated for Happy Mail #3 on Aug 30, 2021
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Comment: Thanks for the happy mail ! I love the lace and washi especially !
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Comment: Thank you tremendously for the 3 beautiful pebbles and your glorious letter. The pen & ink does justice to your beautiful handwriting- truly a drool-worthy letter!! Fabulous swap 💗💗💗
AnnaM rated for A NEEDLE BOOK for your Workbag on Aug 8, 2020
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Comment: Amanda, I loved the needlebook you created, very pretty. So much detail and the colours all work so well together.
pynart2 rated for The WORK BAG swap on Aug 1, 2020
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Comment: Sending you lots of hearts for resending. Loved your work bag.
Response: Thank you!! And so sorry again that it didn't make it the first time!!
pynart2 rated for The First Annual Garden Fete - swap on Jul 31, 2020
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Comment: WOW! What wonderful letters. Loved your photos. The Sunflower was amazing. I also enjoyed your drawing. Sending you a basket of hearts.
Response: Thank you! I can hardly take credit for the sunflower.. I was so surprised it grew so well! The rest of the ones I planted were mediocre at best. Nature truly is amazing. You are so sweet!! 💜
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Comment: Thank you so much!
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Comment: OMG, I love everything you sent -- from the fantastic stamps to the cool washi tape! Will definitely be able to put them to use. The newspaper is terrific & your envie collage made me smile. Many thanks!
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Comment: Oh my Goodness - Thank You! I love everything and will use everything. You made my day for sure with all the personalization

Rating Overview

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Comments

Star7Lily on Jan 11, 2021:

Dearest Amanda, may you have the happiest of birthdays, fondest regards, At Home with the Georgettes, Jane

AnnaM on Jan 11, 2021:

Hope your day is especially nice. Happy Birthday!

With Affection, Lady Elizabeth

Heirloom on Sep 1, 2020:


** USA Happy Mail group! **

Heirloom on Dec 31, 2019:


From the USA Happy Mail group

AnnaM on Dec 23, 2019:

Warm Holiday Wishes, Lady Elizabeth

Heirloom on Mar 20, 2019:

AnnaM on Jul 18, 2018:

Loved your letter for the AA: Midsummer's Eve Missive Swap. I'll reply soon!

ittybittykitty on Apr 12, 2018:

Thank you for the pretty washi and the cute notecard! You’re right, they are little things lol!

Mye on Mar 17, 2018:

Thank you very much for the "I Collect" tag you sent me!!! Love the butterfly cutout and stickers. Thanks for the washi tape samples too! Hope you have a great day today :)

tcornell on Feb 12, 2018:

Thank you so much for the wonderful Christmas envie RAK that you sent me! I love that you're the first to wish me Merry Christmas for 2018 LOL

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