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XwattsX

XwattsX
Date Joined: May 18, 2021
Last Online: September 22, 2021
Birthday: June 21
Country: United States
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About Me

mail delay! i had envies returned to me again - working on repackaging and resending!!!

if you are missing a swap from me, please always message me and let me know before you rate me. i've got postal service issues over here, and i will always re-send my part of the swap

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for now, i'm just a girl, living in virginia, looking for some decent swap buddies. i love swapping everything from letters (i'd love a more-than-one-time penpal!) postcards, all kinds of mail art, swapping ephemera and other cool stuff. i like tangible swaps more than i do e-swaps.

i have a pitbull/somekindasighthound mix who i adore - her name is watts, after mary stuart masterson's character in some kind of beautiful. she is my absolute heart and soul - you'll likely hear a lot about her :)

i have become quite a plant collector in the last few years - i live in a tiny apartment without access to a garden, so i've been trying to "green up" my living space. i currently have about 12 plants in the living room, everything from succulents to ferns. there is one aloe that i am convinced is trying to swallow me whole!

i looooooove to cook, even in the tiny kitchen i have (and i do mean tiny). i spend a good portion of every week in the kitchen, and even more time on sites like foodgawker pouring over recipes. i have a particular weakness for chef memoirs, the older the better!

my free time is generally split between art, watts, and terrible tv - sometimes all at once!

Favorite Television

lately all i can seem to watch is true crime stuff, which can be soooooo dumb, but i can't resist! some of my favorite shows are ozark, lost, prodigal son - and i could easily spend the rest of my life on masterchef: australia (the level of cooking is unreal!)

Favorite Crafts

i mostly work with paper - cut paper as well as mail art, and mixed media art. i have a massive collection of bits and bobs that i've collected from everywhere i go, just in case i might need them. i can be morbid or bubbly, so what i create can vary a great deal! i've been known to work with found objects, acetate, moss, dried flowers, acrylics, watercolors, pencils, pens, paper towels! i think there is nothing we can't make into art.

What I Crave

aside from a constant supply of thai iced tea (with boba, please!), there are so many things that i love.

i have an affinity for teal, i realized as i looked around my house the other day - but i don't discriminate.

iridescent glitter and embossing powders are my bffs and i always need more, bigger, cooler versons!

lately i'm using tons of watercolor markers, caran d'ache crayons and sequins in my work, as well as antique book pages, this amazing stash of letters i dug up, and other bits i've collected over the year. i LOVE old ephemera - it really almost doesn't even matter what it is, i'm down to try to make something of it! i generally only use acrylics for backgrounds or other details, because i actually can't paint for anything.

while we're talking about thai, i also constantly crave tom kha soup - so if anyone has a recipe to swap, i'm in!

My Style

i don't really know how to describe my style. i don't like to use stickers or pre-made items in my stuff - for some reason i'd rather torture myself by drawing it all out. i love working off of prompts - it's such a fun challenge! but i also have a huge list of things that i just want to make, from overhauling a vintage dresser to my next postcard. i reckon my style could be vintage-ish - i use a lot of old things to make new art, so i actually don't even know what that's called!

Ultimate Wish List

it's time fooooooor The Ultimate Wiiishhhhliiissstttt!

(i thought it would be easier to list the things i love to receive/use rather than putting it in with one of the other blocks)

ephemera of all kinds

anything bold and graphic

printouts from The Graphics Fairy

decorative papers, especially those with color

book pages

acetate sheets

ribbons/trim/lace

gel pens

glitter pens

.03-.05 staetdler pens

embossing powder

glitter

sequins

stamp pads (particluarly black, copper, sepia, gold, silver)

interesting fabrics

contact paper

prismacolor pencils

colorful pens

watercolors

unused stamps

colorful ribbon or ric rac

found objects (latest find is a milagro that i found on a walk downtown)

mini envelopes

decorated envelopes

anything kawaii

letter sets/notecards

stickers/sticker sheets

postcards (handmade or store bought)

post its

small beads

matchboxes

anything ginger

anything from my amazon wishlist

almost anything from mantofev.com

Dislikes

please, no patriotic or religious items. and although i love a good cuppa every once in a while, tea isn't really my thing.

confession halloween terrifies me. i know it's hard to avoid this time of year, but no overtly halloweeny things, please.

Ratings

Begokschaf rated for Happy Mail #1 on Sep 20, 2021
5
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Comment: Yay! I got your resend today. Thank you so much for everything.
Response: oh, thank maude. i was starting to get worried that it hadn't arrived yet again! thank you for being so patient!
riviwriter rated for LSRUS Happy Mail Swap on Sep 20, 2021
5
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Comment: Thank you! I love getting to swap with you too :)
Response: aw, you are sweet! you are welcome of course!
ThrivingWell rated for FTLOC#1 Fall Pick 7 on Sep 19, 2021
5
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Comment: Thank you for the lovely envelope of fun! It was nice, exploring it all! I love your pocket presentation, filled with various goodies. Loving those gold accent stickers, Fall washi, fabric & paper bits. 💕 ~ Z
Response: oh, something of mine actually made it to you! ha! i'm glad you enjoyed it - and your pc envie is on the way to you!
MisplacedfromPA rated for Happy Mail #6 on Sep 17, 2021
5
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Comment: What a delightful little bundle inside a very beautiful designed envelope. Thank you so much for my HAPPY MAIL
Response: oh, hooray! i'm so glad you liked it!
Chelle rated for LSRUS Happy Mail Swap on Sep 16, 2021
5
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Comment: THanks for all the goodies!
Response: you are welcome!!
Artistic rated for LSRUS: Junk Journaling with Gabi #5 on Sep 15, 2021
5
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Comment: I hope I'll be able to reuse those gorgeous mailart sumflowers. Napkins? I must say regarding the contents, the 1958 prescription is the most intriguing. It's going to take some thought on how to use it. Thanks for everything.
Response: oh, yay! yes, the sunflowers are napkins - just coated in matte mod podge, if you need to know that. i love those prescriptions - they make me weirdly happy, ha!
Jillemina rated for Happy Mail #5 on Sep 15, 2021
5
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Comment: WOW! First of all, love the envelope. it was so fun to received in the mail! And thank you for the goodies. It definitely brightened my day!
Response: hooray! this makes me happy
RedheadLady rated for Happy Mail #5 on Sep 15, 2021
5
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Comment: Thank you for a great swap.
Response: you are most welcome!
5
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Comment: Thanks for the greatest assortment of goodies! I loved your note too... I also have friends and family in Virginia...Small World!
Response: small world, indeed! i'm so thrilled you liked the packet!
allest03 rated for 3 Things In An Envelope #13 on Sep 12, 2021
5
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Response: thank you!!
MailLover69 rated for 3 Things In An Envelope #13 on Sep 11, 2021
5
rating
Comment: Thanks so much :)
Response: you are very welcome!
Satorii rated for LSRUS Happy Mail Swap on Sep 10, 2021
5
rating
Comment: Thank you for the great mail
Mimiadpi rated for 3 Things In An Envelope #13 on Sep 7, 2021
5
rating
Comment: Thank you :)
Response: you're welcome!
Wended rated for CH - Scrap Attack! #1 on Sep 7, 2021
5
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Comment: Thank you for the lovely selection of scraps. Your envelope was absolutely stunning!!!
Response: oh, thank you for saying that! i've been trying to up my envie game :)
kayebubbly rated for Why is my mailbox so empty ? #28 on Sep 4, 2021
5
rating
Comment: thank you for the swap!
Response: you are very welcome!
allest03 rated for Happy Mail #4 on Sep 3, 2021
5
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Comment: Thank you for such a lovely selection of items! I especially love the postcard and the origami horse notecard.
Response: you are so welcome! i glad you enjoyed it!
Brokenwings87 rated for Happy Mail #4 on Sep 1, 2021
5
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Comment: the little bits went everywhere :O I love the little stickers, washi tape and card thank you
Response: oh no! i'm so sorry!! i will practice better packaging methods!!!
ultracinematik rated for Happy Mail #4 on Sep 1, 2021
5
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Comment: Thank you for these great goodies! The little blue bag wasn't too much for me. Do you know what they're from? The piece of copper has me thinking of all kinds of uses. Fun new thing to play with!
Response: oh HOORAY! i was so nervous. they're from a small dog - i work in a vet clinic and my girls always save those for me after a dental.
BobaBarb rated for Favorite Color Swap on Aug 28, 2021
5
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Comment: i loved the yellow and rainbow! thank you
Response: i'm so glad - it turns out, i do not have enough yellow in my collection yet, so that's a new goal - it just feel like sunshine!
Riririria rated for Favorite Color Swap on Aug 27, 2021
5
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Comment: OMG! I am obsessed with everything u sent me!! So much pink! Aaaaaaah thank u so much for everything I cannot wait to use all of it ♡ the little packet is going straight into my junk journal! I love it so so much
Response: no way! that is so cool! oh, you've totally made my day!

Rating Overview

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Comments

bethe on Sep 16, 2021:

Thank you so much for the lovely fall package! I cannot wait to use the handmade postcard and the Autumn goodies. The envelope you made is going straight in my art journal. It's beautiful! LSRUS Sept. Wishes.

Linsoid on Jul 12, 2021:

Thanks for the June LSRUS wishes!

bostianh on Jul 10, 2021:

Thank you for the LSRUS July Wishlist happy mail! It was a beautiful surprise that cheered my day.💖🐈

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