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craftyAnnaLu

craftyAnnaLu
Date Joined: February 27, 2020
Last Online: July 27, 2021
Birthday: December 17
Country: United States
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About Me

If you haven't received something from me, let me know. The US Post seems so messed up these days but I'll happily do a resend. The worst that could happen is that you get 2 bits of happy mail, and is that really so bad? 😁 Apparently I live in the 3rd worst area in the country for timely mail delivery. 😟 Here are links to some recent articles about it: (https://www.news5cleveland.com/news/local-news/in-depth/northern-ohio-usps-district-ranks-third-worst-in-on-time-delivery-in-country

https://fox8.com/news/i-team/pictures-show-mountains-of-mail-not-getting-delivered/

Yup. I am still receiving Christmas swaps a month later! https://www.wfmj.com/story/43261721/rep-ryan-calls-for-ouster-of-us-postal-governors-for-mail-delays)

My name is Anna. I'm 36 years old and I live in Eastern Ohio. I am an introvert and a daydreamer. I like cozy days inside when it rains, a good book, a hot cup of tea or coffee, and a cat on my lap. I have two cats: a large brown/grey tabby named Kenzie and a little black medium hair named Cinna. I also have a dog named Chloe. Her dad is part wolf, so she can be a handful. Ha!

I consider myself a creative person and I love to learn new skills. I have many hobbies, including crafting, scrapbooking, DIY, upcycling, crochet, penpaling, Postcrossing, cooking, baking, and watching tv/movies.

My favorite colors are greens, blues, and purples. But I enjoy interesting color combinations--especially ones incorporating grey. I love silver, holographic, iridescent, and sparkle. I've never liked gold, yellow, red, or orange. I prefer muted tones to bright or pastel colors, but there is a time and place for everything.

If you made it for me, I will love it! A handmade notecard, postcard, or gift is always A-Okay! I will not rate down even if the swap insists on store bought only. I appreciate you using your time and talents on me. There are so many creative and passionate people on this site! If you are making something for me, and it will take longer than the swap allows, let me know so I don't think you flaked. I don't mind waiting for a handmade item.

If you are sending to me I would really appreciate it if you tell me in your note where you live. I love seeing all the places you all are sending from! And, if possible, if you're going to the post office to mail your swap, could you ask for the round postmark for your postcards and cards? That would be fantastic. Thank you!

A note about local mail service I always send out on time. If you're waiting for something from me and it's taking too long, let me know. I live in a rural area with a small post office with limited hours. Our mail is sent out of the county to be processed. As a result, it could take a day or two before it gets postmarked. I assume it's also sent there before arriving at my local post office. If I haven't rated you, then I most likely haven't received anything. I always try to rate quickly and always appreciate being rated. But I do make mistakes, so let me know if you think I should have received something. I keep all my mail, so I can double-check. Thank you!

Likes

  • Address Labels
  • Animals
  • Cats (specifically) I will never be unhappy with cat-themed items!
  • Bookmarks
  • Dogs
  • Dotee dolls
  • Constellations
  • Galaxy
  • Games
  • Halloween themed washi/stickers
  • Handmade items
  • Mandalas
  • Memo and list sheets
  • Playing cards with designs/illustrations other than traditional red/blue patterns
  • Postcards (see postcard note below)
  • Pressed Flowers
  • Puns (Puns and Dad jokes are the best! I love punny items!)
  • Puzzles (I mostly enjoy puzzle boxes that you need to figure out, but also jigsaw and paper puzzles)
  • Quirky things (interpret this how you want)
  • Skeleton keys
  • Stationary items
  • Sticker flakes/sheets
  • Unused U.S. stamps, especially older stamps
  • Warm Spices
  • Washi Tape
  • Watercolor images (prints, motifs, or art!)

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For a Tea Swap

I enjoy most teas and I'll try anything once. I prefer black and herbal teas usually, but don't let that stop you from sending something. I'm interested in trying different teas, so feel free to send me your favorites or something unusual! I'd especially like to try teas from out of the U.S.A. but am happy with anything.

For a Postcard Swap

If you're sending a blank postcard, please send it in an envelope so I can use it. I love to collect and send postcards around the world.

If you're writing on the postcard, please send it naked. And write a little note--I want to learn about you! Please tell me some interesting facts (about you or the postcard you chose to send), about your favorite things, your community, celebrations, funny or embarrassing stories, or anything else you'd like to share. Please include the date and the weather/temperature if you can.

Postcards I would enjoy (but send what you like!):

  • Cats
  • Animals
  • Artistic
  • Geometric shapes
  • Funny (clean humor if mailing naked so no one who may see my mail judges me...ha! Anything questionable, please put in an envelope.)
  • Local landscapes
  • Landmarks
  • Puns (I love punny humor)
  • Something personal to you
  • National, Traditional, or Folk Costumes
  • Foreign National Capitals

Flat Surprises

I will be happy with most anything I receive, so whatever you send will make me smile. Things I get extra excited about include (in no particular order):

  • Anything cat themed
  • Washi tape samples
  • Blank postcards
  • Sticker flakes
  • Unusual items
  • Bookmarks
  • Family recipes that you adore
  • Tea

Favorite Movies

I enjoy a little bit of everything. Some of my favorite movies that I like to watch over and over are While You Were Sleeping, Casablanca, Singing in the Rain, Hello Dolly, My Best Friend's Wedding, Star Wars, Jurassic Park, Lord of the Rings, X-Men, and any Marvel movie. I enjoy mystery movies and love Christmas movies. I watch horror sometimes, but I'm not in it for the gore. I prefer supernatural horror to slasher films.

Favorite Television

There are too many to list! I tend to start a series and stop watching because I don't want it to end. Or I get distracted by another show that is starting up. So I'm rarely current on any TV program. I prefer mystery, police procedural, dramas, sci-fi, and a few sitcoms. I have recently discovered British crime dramas and am obsessed.

Favorite Books

Some of my favorite authors are Patricia Briggs, Charlaine Harris, MoΓ―ra Fowley-Doyle, Neil Gaiman, Kelley Armstrong, and Agatha Christie.

I mostly enjoy reading mysteries and urban fantasy, but I'll read anything that looks good. I'm always looking for book recommendations. So let me know what your favorites are.

I included my Goodreads link above.

Favorite Music

This seriously depends on my mood, but some favorites include Sara Bareilles, Regina Spektor, Ingrid Michaelson, Sia, Billie Eilish, Lady Gaga, Adele, Lauren Daigle

Musicals: Rent, In the Heights, Wicked, Hadestown, Dear Evan Hansen, Hello Dolly, Singing in the Rain, Phantom of the Opera

Ratings

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Comment: Thank you for the square I love the color and the pattern is so cool!
CraftyTraveler rated for Scatts PC Swap - E - US Only on Jul 6, 2021
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DragonflyDreamer rated for Inspire Me Kit - June on Jun 23, 2021
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Comment: Wow oh wow oh wow!!! What an amazing BEAUTIFUL wonderful package I came home to! Where do I even begin!?!? The bundles of happiness, each individually wrapped with paper and ribbon and string AND dragonflies! This box was pure magic... it just kept going and going... I wasn't quite sure if it actually had a bottom. The journal is so beautiful, the dragonfly embellishments are adorable... paper and stickers and ephemera abound. I have not been in Joanns in forever, but I will definitely be making a stop there soon; loving the beautiful envelopes you made with their new paper. Thank you so much for all the love and attention you put into creating this swap for me. There are many afternoons of creative inspiration ahead. Happy swapping and be well.
Response: I had so much fun putting this together for you! I'm thrilled that you like it so much ❀️ Enjoy and take care!
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Comment: Thank you for the great square. I love the colors and pattern. It will be a great addition to my blanket.
Labella79 rated for Notecard & Washi #2 on Jun 4, 2021
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Comment: Thank you so very much for your beautiful notecard and all the pretty washi tape. I like all of it, and it's so nicely put together. Thank you so much, Anna. And I just melted away when reading about your job. That sounds like the best job ever :-) Oh, and I need to search for The Vampire Knitting Club books right away :-)
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Comment: First of all, I LOVE these colors! What an awesome square! I appreciate it and I love Batman too so I’m pretending it was intentional πŸ˜‚ lolz I tried to checkout the Vampire Knitting Club but I’ve reached my 16 checkouts for this month on Hoopla but next month, I’ll be all over that πŸ˜†
Eulegirl rated for MissBrenda's Valentine Card swap #8 on May 27, 2021
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Comment: Sorry for the late rating! Thanks for the card and the extras!
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Comment: I love the bookmark and will be using it as I read Lore this weekend! Thank you!
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Comment: What a beautiful and fancy granny square! I love it! You are quite talented and I appreciate the time you took to create this. Thank you so much! 😊❀️
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Comment: Thanks for the cute card with the jokes! Thanks for the washi samples and little envies!
Fabriqueen rated for MAE Handmade Flower Envies on Apr 10, 2021
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Comment: Thank you so much for the beautiful envelopes! Have a wonderful day! Hugs, Diane
ladyaduial rated for Stuff the Mailbox #28 on Apr 5, 2021
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kssunlover1947 rated for MAE - 3 Envies and a Goody on Apr 4, 2021
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Comment: Thank you for the envies and goodies.
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Comment: I LOVE my dragon!! He is adorable! You did and amazing job making this!! I'm gonna have to buy this book to make the other ones you described.
sjbult rated for Stuff the Mailbox #28 on Apr 1, 2021
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Comment: So many wonderful things! Thank you!
LizzyJo rated for MAE - Scrapbook Paper Envelope on Mar 31, 2021
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Comment: Thanks for the 2 decorated envies. (You can rest assured that I will NOT be making either of the recipes inside the envie!) Also thanks for the butterflies and the beautiful bookmark.
Ashzaller rated for Stuff the Mailbox #28 on Mar 30, 2021
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Comment: Happy Swapping!
bostianh rated for LSRUS-"Owned by a Cat"-us on Mar 30, 2021
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Comment: Thank you so much for the great collection of all things cats! I love all of it, especially all the stickers.πŸ’—
Hyshu rated for Stuff the Mailbox #27 on Mar 27, 2021
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Comment: Thank you for all the goodies!
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Comment: I love the color scheme! Thank you <3

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Comments

yvonne401 on Mar 24, 2021:

Welcome to Hell's Grannies! It's great to have you here!

Blessings,

Yvonne

hamsterfarm on Jan 8, 2021:

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Welcome to Yarn addicts!

Meisje on Dec 4, 2020:

Just because β™₯

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nanadiana on Sep 5, 2020:

Thank you for angeling the Mega Anything Goes PC Swap #2. The cassette tape post card is so cute and will make a nice addition to my collection. I love the quote too. Thank you for being a great host! :)

Amelia on Sep 1, 2020:

Hey beautiful! Sent your Rainbow, Unicorns, and Glitter swap out today! I hope it makes it safely :)

OrigamiGrace on Aug 7, 2020:

Happy Friday!!

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kssunlover1947 on Jul 30, 2020:

I received your LaCroiz Cubana card and I wanted to say thank you for the card. I though the scattergories words were fun.

ayahsantos on Jul 24, 2020:

Thank you for angeling MEGA Anything Goes PC Swap #2. I really appreciate it.

BeHappyToday on Jul 9, 2020:

Thank you for the super fun Hotdog PC. And a special thank you for Angeling it to me for the Mega Anything Goes PC Swap. I enjoyed reading what you wrote!

ayahsantos on Jul 4, 2020:

Mega Anything Goes PC Swap Angel- Thank you so much for Angeling this swap! Take Care always!

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