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Wanda

Wanda
Date Joined: July 12, 2007
Last Online: November 26, 2022
Birthday: August 18
Country: United States
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About Me

RATING: I ALWAYS RATE THE SAME DAY THAT I RECEIVE THE SWAP. So if you sent a swap a good while ago, and I havenโ€™t rated you, then, unfortunately, I havenโ€™t received it, and it may be lost in the mail. ๐Ÿ™

Right now, Iโ€™m mainly interested in swapping zines and decos. ๐Ÿ‚๐Ÿ๐Ÿ‚๐Ÿ๐Ÿ‚๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ“ฌ๐Ÿ‚๐Ÿ๐Ÿ‚๐Ÿ๐Ÿ‚

I'm awkward, eccentric, happy and kind. Kind of an oddball, prone to flights of fancy and imagination. I'm a whimsical type of person who revels in nature, plants, trees and the wild.

My favorite season is Autumn. The air is both thick and thin with a magical pulse. It feels as though if I were to round a corner quick enough, I might catch sight of some little fae creature scurrying off into the weeds.

I'm a wife, mother and grandmother from South Texas. My interests include art - especially outsider type, drawn/painted by hand, but am now gravitating back to collage and mixed media. Iโ€™m into native plants, herbs, genealogy, history, cemeteries, journaling, playing video games (Sims, Ooblets etc.), vintage vinyl dolls, American Girl type dolls, My Life dolls and most 18" dolls, handmade doll clothes, posing my Barbie type dolls and taking photos of them, then adding dialog and posting them somewhere.

Other favorite hobbies are journaling, and decorating my journal pages, and en masse composition notebooks, and working on my commonplace book. I also enjoy making and receiving ATCs and handmade postcards, and lately Iโ€™m gravitating back to zines.

POSTCARDS I do collect storebought postcards too. (ESPECIALLY YEAR OF THE TIGER, CURRENTLY), I love a wide (VERY wide) range of subjects but in particular, Halloween related, cactus, botanical, history, archeological subjects. I also like postcards related to books. Also Ireland and Scotland - Celtic history, Natural attractions, stone circles, ruins, castles, Celtic crosses, history, bats, spiders, bees, chickens or roosters, raven, crows, postal themes (mail, mail boxes, postage, post offices) etc., Frida Kahlo related, Mexican pyramids or ancient sites and archeology, Europe, Art, churches, abbeys, and any history - U. S. and worldwide, cemeteries, special or unusual trees, forests, Covid related, surrealism, moody and somber subjects, candles or lanterns, red poppies, Red carnations, Thistles, Flower Fairies, Etagami, Asian dragons, Portraits, Acorns, Are there Bridgerton postcards? I am completely taken by that Netflix series!!!! โค๏ธ How about Outlander postcards? Twilight postcards? Pretty much any postcards, actually. ๐Ÿ˜Š

I like all things gardening, yard art, farming (very small scale), permaculture, ecology, nature and related subjects. I keep a tiny garden for veggies. I have herbs and flowers (wild and domestic) and trees and bushes of all kinds.

FOR RECIPE SWAPS/TAGS: I really like all kinds, but some are especially nice: healthy recipes, main dishes, side dishes, savory snacks and hors d'oeuvres, and of course your tried and true recipes that you use regularly. Charcuterie boards are a new interest to me, too. I prefer recipes on paper (but not written on front AND back) rather than on recipe cards since I glue them into a binder, sort of like scrapbook style. But I won't gripe if you feel the need to use recipe cards. ;) ALLERGIC TO SHRIMP, but other seafood is fine. AND, NOTHING FOR AN AIR FRYER OR INSTAPOT since I donโ€™t have those.

SEWING

I have an on again off again interest in sewing. I am in no way an expert, but try, and do my best. I only do simple projects. Sewing related things are always welcome. I like all fabric themes, but especially Asian, botanical, plaids, woodland animals, cats (for my granddaughter), and well, almost everything. Colors: ALL, but mostly nature colors and jewel tones. Semi recent projects were Japanese knot bags, and quilt blocks.

I am also wanting to get back into embroidery.

CROCHET

I taught myself to crochet many years ago. I am definitely no expert and only make easier things. Iโ€™m currently working on rectangles for an afghan in forest colors. Another project Iโ€™m interested in starting soon(ish) is a patchwork cardigan in shades of blue.

My favorite books

  • The Bible

  • The Outlander series by Diana Gabaldon

  • all books by Michael D. O'Brien - I love his art, too.

  • all books by Charles de Lint. He is the creator of the urban fantasy genre. I love both his YA books and his adult fiction.

  • the book, 11/22/63 by Stephen King

  • Anything by Gabriel Garcia Marquez - His short story, Eyes of the Blue Dog is amazingly wonderful.

  • The Twilight series

  • Pride and Prejudice and Zombies by Seth Grahame-Smith

  • The Talisman by Stephen King and Peter Straub

My favorite book genres and themes

Mystery, paranormal, crime, history, art books, fantasy, and really, any topic related to my other interests.

My favorite movies

Dunkirk, My Family/Mi Familia, almost all of M. Knight Shayamalan's movies, Lonesome Dove, The Passion of the Christ, and the oldies, -It's a Wonderful Life, You Can't Take it With You, Harvey, most Johnny Depp movies (love odd characters!) and others.

My favorite TV shows

Bridgerton and Outlander on Netflix, Survivor, The Walking Dead, Big Brother (most seasons), Top Chef, Food Network Star, Project Runway, The Amazing Race, Modern Family, The Middle, Who Do You Think You Are, Finding Our Roots, Deadliest Catch, The Good Witch on Hallmark, Breaking Bad, The Dead Files, Dateline, Tough as Nails, Schittโ€™s Creek....

My favorite crafts to do

I like painting, drawing or collaging ATCs and postcards. Also making zines, journaling and making little assembleges, collage, mixed media, also crochet, but only VERY simple things, and I have to be in the mood.

Some swap item ideas or art themes I like!

These are just suggestions, not a 'gimme list'. So many of the things I like are cheap or free, that I thought swappers might like to have a lower cost choice to send, rather than spend more money than necessary.

  • Cancelled, used postage stamps. Thatโ€™s my newest interest. Any country or kind, except the regular U. S. flag. I have lots of those. Please cut or tear them off of mail, with surrounding paper intact.

  • fabric - small pieces/scraps at least of a size to make Teesha Moore patches at least 3โ€x4โ€ or more. Used fabric is fine.

  • Flannel fabric at least large enough for a quilt square. Larger is good too. Used or scrap pieces are fine, as well.

  • YARN any kind or color and any small amount leftover from your projects

  • folk art

  • outsider art

  • Postcards of all kinds, unused and unstamped.

  • anything to do with street art of any kind or
    graffiti on train cars

  • trees in art or illustration-especially odd ones

  • Zetti anything

  • post office, postage, mail, mailbox subjects

  • book, bookshelf, library themes

  • notecards with envelopes

  • zines

  • zipper bags

  • tote bags for groceries (usually $1)

  • pencil bags

  • fabric (Cuts from used clothing are fine. Especially flannel or menโ€™s plaid shirts! Denim is good too. Anything, really.)

  • embroidery thread

  • large eyed needles

  • any kind of miniature, plastic toy figure, etc.

  • mixed media art

  • historical subjects

  • botanical illustrations

  • special or historical trees

  • Irish, Celtic, Czech, German, Scottish, subjects

  • anything to do with Nicola Tesla

  • anything to do with Robert the Bruce

  • anything to do with Boudica

  • anything to do with Bridgerton

  • anything to do with Outlander

  • art done on newspaper or brown bag paper

  • vintage

  • kitschy

  • funky and retro things all make me happy.

  • homemade sewn stuffed animals

  • bee items

  • veggie garden themes

  • veggie things

  • cactus and succulants

  • acorn themed things

  • crows and ravens

  • anything that can be used to decorate my journal pages

  • interesting canned food labels. Especially persons depicted on any label or boxed item.

  • used stamps cut from your incoming mail ( but not the regular US flag ones) My absolute favorite is the โ€œWorld War 1 Turning the Tideโ€ stamp. If you have a used one (or more than one), Iโ€™d love it if you would send them to me!

  • anthromorphic animals, veggies, fruit or plants

  • Seeds of all kinds, including any collected from your own flowers or plants

  • stencils of any kind (used or home made is fine)

  • hand carved stamps

  • doll clothes (for 18" American girl and My Life dolls and for Barbies/Kens), especially vintage or handmade doll clothes. Thrifted things are great!

  • anything Claddagh themed

  • tree of life theme

  • thistle theme

  • faerie lore

  • faerie themed things - all kinds of fae such as goblins, trolls, elves, etc. (But not Disney or cartoon types.)

  • anything with the initial 'W'

  • the number 5 as a theme or a cut-out or โ€˜thingโ€™.

  • Woodsy embellishments and things like leaves, trees, acorns, pressed flowers, etc. (not real ones)

  • collage sheets and images (many are offered free for printing on Flickr and elsewhere)

  • I LOVE Little Red Riding Hood themed Items

  • Almost any fairy tale themed thing, as long as it is not Disney

  • Especially Snow White and Rose Red - I'd love to have the children's book of that - used, even in poor condition would totally ROCK!

  • Any little doll (but not dotees) or action figure or animal

  • Interesting magazine cut-outs.

  • I HAVE NO PROBLEM WITH THRIFTED STUFF IN GOOD CONDITION.

Dislikes

  • Disney items
  • sexual themes
  • Not into bling, girly-girl, animal prints, furry stuff, glam, etc.

My favorite colors

Reds, greens, and mostly dark, bright (but not neon) or jewel tones. I also LOVE plaid of any kind or color.

Halloween Preferences:

I love Halloween!!! Cute or creepy, vintage, woeful and grim. But not bloody, gory, devil or anti-Christian (like upside down crosses, evil nuns, etc.). I'm not crazy about ouija boards either. Halloween things are welcome year around!

My favorites are:

  • Pumpkins, bats, black cats, owls, ravens/crows, Edgar Allen Poe, all things macabre, strange, woeful and creepy, jack-o-lanterns, or other "veggie people"

  • I LOVE altered vintage photos used for Halloween things...like witch hats or pumpkin heads or fangs on people, etc.

  • Skeletons, both regular ones and Dia de los Muertos style

  • Halloween papers

  • Halloween collage sheets or collage elements...there are many free ones offered on Flickr, if your printer prints them well. Mine doesnโ€™t.

  • creepy or twirly limbed tree items

  • die-cuts, any kind, but especially 'fences'. Also borders or edging.

  • cemetery, grave or tombstone themed things

-ghosts and monsters of all kinds

  • Most strange, creepy things, barring the things I said I don't like at the top of this category. But if I join a swap where these are allowed or called for, please send whatever you want. I will never rate down for it. Halloween things are welcome year around!

Christmas Preferences:

Favorite themes would be...

  • Nativity (or any part of it)

  • Posada

  • Elves

  • Vintage/retro look

  • Christmas collage sheets or various collage elements.

  • etc., etc., etc.!!!

  • If we are in a swap together and the Christmas or Winter theme is unspecified, you are more than welcome to send me art in YOUR favorite winter holiday celebration. I am not offended by receiving Yule, Hanukkah, Kwaanza or other art work. :)

Ratings

Ajijic rated for Zines #35 on Nov 20, 2022
5
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Comment: Thanks you!
Response: Youโ€™re welcome! ๐Ÿ˜Š
catlingmex rated for Zines #6 (USA) on Nov 17, 2022
5
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Comment: Another zine saturated in color. Thank you! I love how you used a legal size sheet of paper for this one.
Response: Youโ€™re welcome! Thank you for the heart. Yes, I like the little bit of added space. ๐Ÿ˜Š
catlingmex rated for Zines #4 (USA) on Nov 14, 2022
5
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Comment: What a delightful autumn zine! Thank you for sharing it with me. I also enjoyed the note cut into a leaf shape and the wonderful bookmark with a recipe on it. <3
Response: Iโ€™m so happy you liked what I sent, catlingmex! Thank you for the heart. ๐Ÿ‚๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ‚
Onaki rated for Zines #2 (USA) on Oct 31, 2022
5
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Comment: Fantastic zine, thank you so much! <3
Response: Iโ€™m so glad you like it, Onaki!Thank you for the heart. ๐Ÿ‚โค๏ธ๐Ÿ‚
ace81620 rated for Halloween Zine in a Halloween Card on Oct 26, 2022
5
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Comment: Love your fun and spooky zine! Enjoyed all the Halloween quotes and your illustrations. Thanks!
Response: Youโ€™re very welcome, Stacey! Iโ€™m so glad you like it. ๐ŸŽƒ Thank you for the heart.
snailmailrocks rated for Zines #36 on Oct 25, 2022
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Comment: Hi Wanda, Thank you so much for the awesome zine you sent to me! I really loved the content as well as the illustrations. I also appreciate the lovely note you sent along with it. I used to read Shel Silverstein as a child, I loved the stamps. Thank you:-)
Response: Iโ€™m so glad you liked it, Tracey! ๐Ÿ˜Š Thank you for the heart. ๐Ÿ‚๐Ÿ๐Ÿ‚
DeboraCreates rated for Zines #1 (USA) on Oct 25, 2022
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Comment: I loved your "Haunted" zine, the poem goes well with all of your mixed media pages. I hope you get to do more mixed media soon!
Response: Thank you, Deborah! I hope so too. ๐Ÿ‘ป
lrm1980 rated for Halloween Zine in a Halloween Card on Oct 24, 2022
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Comment: Great quotes and fantastic drawings! Thanks for the zine and the stickers. Happy Halloween!
Response: Youโ€™re very welcome! Thank you for the heart. Iโ€™m glad you liked it. ๐ŸŽƒ
Jafferty rated for Halloween Zine in a Halloween Card on Oct 24, 2022
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Comment: Thanks for the owl card! so cute! Very creative Zine. Thank you!
Response: Youโ€™re welcome, Jafferty! ๐ŸŽƒ Thank you for the heart
Elliepatterson rated for Zines #37 on Oct 24, 2022
5
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Comment: Hello and thank you for the very creative Zine. I liked your favorite Bible verse John 3:8. Also, for hosting this fun swap. Happy swapping ๐ŸŒป๐ŸŽƒโค๏ธ
Response: Youโ€™re welcome, Ellie! Thank you for the heart. โค๏ธ (It wasnโ€™t me who hosted this swap.)
rarjones rated for Zines #3 (USA) on Oct 22, 2022
5
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Comment: Fall is my fave of the seasons next up I like winter:) I never planted okr but I love planting my green beans! But my season is over now too. TY for sharing your zine with me:)
Response: Im hoping to plant green beans next year too. And try again with tomatoes - grape tomatoes this time. Thanks for the heart. ๐ŸŽƒ๐Ÿ‘
Onaki rated for Zines #34 on Oct 16, 2022
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Comment: I absolutely love your zines, thank you so much for joining my swaps! <3
Response: Wow, thank you, Onaki! Iโ€™m so happy that you love my artsy attempts. ๐Ÿ˜Š And thank you for hosting these great zine swaps.
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Comment: So nice to read that you're getting back into deco-making. That's a sweet vintage halloween cover and a cute sleeve to go with it. I made my halloween page yesterday and will have your deco moving shortly. Thanks Wanda!
Response: Iโ€™m so glad you enjoyed it! ๐ŸŽƒ Thanks for contributing a page and for the heart. Happy Halloween! ๐Ÿ‚๐Ÿ‘ป๐Ÿ‚
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Comment: Cool Zine. Love the quotes and vintage characters. Thank you so much.
Response: Iโ€™m so glad you liked it, Conni! Thank you for the heart. ๐ŸŽƒ๐Ÿ‚๐Ÿ‘ป
Sonya rated for CPG 1 Sheet Minizines #34 - Global on Sep 29, 2022
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Comment: Thank you, Wanda, for the Emily Dickinson poem and recipe book. Cheers!
Response: Youโ€™re very welcome! Iโ€™m always glad and relieved to hear when my swaps arrive safely. ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ‘
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Comment: I appreciate you're cute Vintage or Retro Halloween deco, Wanda. I'll have fun with this one. :)
Response: Thank you, Sonya. ๐Ÿ˜Š I love Halloween for itโ€™s fun and creativity. I really hope there are more zine swaps this coming month. ๐ŸŽƒ๐ŸŽƒ๐ŸŽƒ
Cryptid rated for Zines #32 on Sep 25, 2022
5
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Comment: Thanks for the zine! You have inspired me, I want to have a go at carving my own stamps. I have a piece of the rubber stuff here, I'd just never gotten around to it, now I think I'll try making a leaf. Hope the drought where you are eases up soon.
Response: Youโ€™re welcome, Cryptid. ๐Ÿ˜ŠIโ€™m glad it inspired you. Yes, the drought is over. ๐ŸŒง We had a lot of rain, and the plants love it. ๐ŸŒณ๐ŸŒฑ๐Ÿชด๐ŸŒป๐Ÿƒ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒฟ๐ŸŒท
samsstuff rated for Zines #27 on Sep 22, 2022
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Comment: Thank you for the little zine! I hope your garden has produced more vegetables for you!
Response: Youโ€™re very welcome! Thank you for the heart. ๐Ÿ˜Š
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Comment: Wanda! Thanks for your Trees theme deco! I like the covers and am looking forward to adding to it!
Response: Youโ€™re very welcome. Thank you for the heart. ๐Ÿ˜Š๐ŸŒณ
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Comment: wonderful, colorful zines! Thanks for sharing!
Response: Iโ€™m glad you like them! Thank you for the heart. ๐Ÿ˜Š

Rating Overview

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Comments

lunatenchi on Sep 18, 2022:

thank you so much for the zine! its so cute <3

Brystrgrl on Aug 27, 2022:

Wanda, I received my envie from The Who likes โ€ฆ tag forum. Thanks so much! I love what you sent!!! Thanks so very much!!!

simcoe54 on Aug 18, 2022:

Hope you have a Happy Birthday!!!!!

OrigamiGrace on Aug 18, 2022:

hb

OrigamiGrace on Jul 25, 2022:

What a great little zine!! Thank you!! PIxies is so cute! From Zeen tag:)

OrigamiGrace on Jun 14, 2022:

Just stopping by to say

hi

From Cheap Postage Group:)

jamicam on Dec 31, 2021:

Wishing you peace, creativity, laughter, and good health for the new year!

2022

heidiblooms on Dec 25, 2021:

๐ŸŽ„โ„๏ธMerry Christmas!โ„๏ธ๐ŸŽ„

heidiblooms on Nov 26, 2021:

camelsamba on Oct 28, 2021:

Just tracked down the details, and the letterboxing app made by my former colleagues is called "Clue Tracker for Letterboxing". And it looks like the iOS version was even updated a month ago (and according to their very minimalistic web site, they also have an android version).

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