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Valval

Valval
Date Joined: June 20, 2021
Last Online: September 5, 2021
Birthday: October 27, 1981
Country: United States

About Me

-taking a short break this fall from swap not for 2 family vacations!

I always send and always rate, So please reach out if you haven’t received the swap or a rating from me. - I'm turning 40 this year, married for 14 years, two daughters, 2 dogs, full time administrator for a large business. Think of a combination of a secretary and HR for my work. I love my work. I was made to do administrative tasks. I'm lucky that I'm working a combination of in person and telework, so that is also a definite plus! We ended up in Utah for my husband's job, and I love it here. The big skies, mountains, and surprisingly progressive area. He'll retire from the Air Force next year, and we will stay here at least until the kids graduate from High school. I have had all kinds of jobs, from a Nursing Home CNA in high school, to a computer tech for the military. I also have worked for myself as an author and as a tarot reader. I am currently going through a papercrafting phase, but I do a little bit of everything. No sewing. No sewing. I suck at it. I love it though. And have a vintage sewing machine tattoo. I love the decor, especially vintage, but I just can't sew. I'll break a machine. I can't even hem my pants!

ABCs of Me

  • A: ATCs
  • B: beach, black labs, bookmarks, Buffy
  • C: Chibis,
  • D: Dean Winchester, Dolly Parton,
  • E: empherma
  • F: fiction, fat quarters(especially with small prints good for masks, we are still wearing them at work)
  • G: ghost stories, Gorillas, Goddesses,
  • H: Harley Quinn,
  • I
  • J
  • K
  • L: LGBTQ,
  • M: magazine images, miniatures, Medusa, mysteries, Moons,
  • N
  • O
  • P: paper scraps, poems, Playing Cards (unique or altered,
  • Q: quote stickers,
  • R: Ravens, ribbon, Rolodex Cards(altered)
  • S: Stamps (Used or Unused), Slytherin, Stickers, sewing vintage images, stars, universe, Scraps (for cards and ATCs)
  • T: Tarot, Tea, tags, Tattoos,
  • U: umbrellas
  • V: vintage, Villains(Disney)
  • W: Witches, washi tape, women’s rights/history,
  • X
  • Y
  • Z

Favorite Television

Good Girls, Lucifer, Buffy, Supernatural, Greys Anatomy. I enjoy a good British Comedy, Vicar of Dibley, Miranda and Friday Night Dinner. I'm sure many more on British, need recommendations! I've gotten more into limited seasons or miniseries the last few years, 6-10 episodes, and so there are many I've seen that I thought was the best thing ever, and then forgot about as the next big thing came my way. Newest show is Loki. I watch the Bachelor and Bachelorette, but not in the way you would think people watch it. If you listen to the podcast, Game of Roses, you know what I mean.

Podcasts

My Favorite Murder, Lore, Even the Rich(again, celebrity tell all stuff, love it), criminal broads, Unexplained, Conan Obrien Needs a Friend, Radio Rental, Spooked, Cults, Game of Roses, You Must Remember This, Chameleon, Dead and Gone, Lets Not Meet, Haunted Places, Unlocking Us, The Dark Side Of,

Letters

I have this memory of when my grandmother lived with us when I was a kid, sundays were letter days. She came from a family of 12 brothers and sisters, countless nieces and nephews, cousins, etc. and she would exchange letters with whoever wanted them. I didn’t have a great relationship with this grandmother, but these days were magical. I’ve been desiring to have penpals of my own, but my family connections have shrank over the years due to toxic energy in my fathers family, and my mom has a tiny family. I’ve tried finding penpals through groups on Facebook, but haven’t had luck when it’s come to getting letters back. A friend told me about swap-bot, and it seems like a much better way to gain connections. Letters, even when short, are so much more personal and full of great energy, compared to reading a message on a screen. If we only send a few letters back and forth, or if we start a lifelong friendship and letter exchange, I am grateful for your time. I will always try to place a few letter decorating or paper supplies in our envelopes. I love random pictures, words and designs from magazines or old books because I enjoy doing collage and altered playing cards. I love vintage paper, papers that look vintage, pages from books, interesting scrapbook papers, old letters, witches, animals, macabre (no gore) and sweet.

Favorite Movies

Labyrinth, Oscar(with Sylvester Stallone), Frozen, conjuring 1&2, Annabelle, White Christmas, Scream Franchise, Harley Quinn Birds of Prey, Cruella, Thor Ragnarock

Obsessed

Harley Queen (I collect HQ toys, decor, etc for my office) Witch everything and anything, green, Loki(Tom Hiddleston), Dean Winchester, Willow Rosenberg, Trees, Moon, Dolly Parton, black dogs, Hekate, junk jewelry necklaces, Conan O’Brien, Slytherin, She-Ra (new Netflix version), unexplained histories, vegetarian recipes, organizing, Pride, quotes, trees, the ocean, the forest, elephants, gorillas, Disney(especially villains) anything cute and spooky (scooby doo, ruby gloom, nightmare before Christmas, cartoonistized Spooky people from history,)

I'm Not Into

  • Teacher or little kid stickers and papers.
  • Recipes
  • I respect your Christianity, but I am not a Christian. Please do not send me anything that could fall into the Bible or Christianity passages, decor, etc.

Favorite Music

I listen to a bit of everything because my family members each have their own favorite genre. But when it comes to me, my preference, is rock from the 60s-90s. I also enjoy a good folk singer. I listen to piano and spa to sleep at night. Was obsessed with the Beatles in high school, (George!). Currently I've been listening to The Chicks new album.

Favorite Books

Harry Potter, Stephen King, Eleanor and Park, LOVE a good celebrity tell all, which is funny, because I don't follow celebrity life/dating at all, but put out a tell all, I'm there for it. I listen to more books lately on my commute to work than I get a chance to read with my eyes. I'm also going through more of a listening to podcast phase. I love self-help, but like lighter selfhelp, and spiritual (i am a witch, spiritual not religious)

Ratings

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Comment: LOVED the creative take on this!! I’ll definitely have to send you a letter back &thank you for the lovely die cuts, I love your paper! 💖
kendall rated for Free Theme ATC Swap #9 - USA Only on Aug 28, 2021
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Comment: Oh my goodness. I love the card you made for me and that you read my profile for the idea. That book is a one of a kind first edition and it will be treasured! The treats in the card and the card with the very cool stickers are great, too. Thank you so much, Valarie.You made my day.
CraftyShana76 rated for Take 10 Postcard swap #37 USA on Aug 28, 2021
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Comment: Gorgeous water fall. TYVM!
user3370 rated for Make a found image your own on Aug 20, 2021
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Comment: Thank you for the great ATC - Glad you said goodbye to the meathead :) Thanks for the extras, too!
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Comment: Thank you so much for the note and goodies!
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Comment: Thanks for the cards. They are so funky and creative! I also liked the little extras you sent. Thank you so much!!
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Comment: Valarie! Nice composition on your ATC! THX MUCH
CHOWEFACE rated for True Crime Killer Swap #4 on Aug 11, 2021
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Comment: the Benders! yesssss... I got pretty excited for some reason when I saw who you chose lol...the whole envie was great- when my fiance saw it, he was like "what is that? Some murder letter? Are you supposed to solve the murder?" hahahah
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Comment: Thanks for such a nice note, great postcards, and cute stickers! <3
writemoreletters rated for Let's Write - US Only on Aug 9, 2021
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Comment: Your writing was lovely! I also loved the thrift store notecard you wrote on! Thank you! I hope to write you back! I also forgot to say THANK YOU for the amazing labels!
Erianna29 rated for Nice to Newbies: Send 4 - US Only on Aug 8, 2021
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Comment: Oh my word! For my first swap ever I was spoiled!! Absolutely WONDERFUL!
noone7212 rated for Weird but True Postcard - USA on Aug 5, 2021
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Comment: Thank you for the card! I had no idea ketchup had that long history... I do love it in it's current form, but I'm not a fan of BBQ. I guess we balance each other out there. :-) I hope you're doing well and staying safe!
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Comment: Thank you for the Hawaii ATC, I love it's composition.
toni rated for Brighten My Week Note Card July #4 on Jul 31, 2021
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Comment: What a lovely notecard and extras! Thank you!
christy102194 rated for Take 10 Postcard swap #37 USA on Jul 30, 2021
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Comment: Thank you for the pc! :)
Maddashin rated for Take 10 Postcard swap #37 USA on Jul 21, 2021
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Comment: Thanks 🙏
DrentPal123 rated for For The Newbies! #1 USA on Jul 21, 2021
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Comment: Thanks so much for all the nice goodies. I enjoy them.
Carollee922 rated for July Pen Pal of the Month - USA on Jul 21, 2021
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Comment: Thank you for the nice letter and the goodies!
heidiblooms rated for Take 10 Postcard swap #37 USA on Jul 17, 2021
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Comment: Absolutely BEAUTIFUL church PC! First ever multi-view one I've received, too! Thank you so much <3
SherylAM rated for A Note For You # 108 on Jul 16, 2021
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Comment: Thank you ValVal for the sweet handmade card and fun contents ❤️ I will look up grace and Delilah! Sounds like my kinda subscription box!! Happy swapping!

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OrigamiGrace on Jul 29, 2021:

Great profile! Welcome to Swapbot!

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