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craftyAnnaLu

craftyAnnaLu
Date Joined: February 27, 2020
Last Online: October 15, 2021
Birthday: December 17
Country: United States
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About Me

UPDATE 12 SEPTEMBER 2021 My household has contracted COVID. I have contacted my swap partners who will be affected by this as I won't be sending swaps while sick. (My last swaps were sent well before I tested positive) But I do have a stack of swaps still to rate. I promise I'll rate everyone. Please be patient. The fatigue and brain fog are real. Thanks for the love ❤️ I'll be swapping again as soon as I'm well.

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.

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? 😁

HALLOWEEN SWAPS -- I LOVE Halloween. My favorite motifs are black cats, bats, spiders, haunted, witchy, spooky, creepy, cemeteries, apothecary, etc. I'm not a huge fan of pumpkins because I'm not fond of the color orange, but it's Halloween. I won't be upset receiving them. My favorite Halloween colors are black with silver/grey and/or purple. I also like blue and green mixed in. Classic monsters are fun, too. I love reading urban fantasy all year so I also enjoy werewolves, vampires, witches, and mythical creatures. I like ghost stories and lore.

ABOUT ME

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, Moïra 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

jenlovespsu rated for Halloween Card Swap on Oct 15, 2021
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Comment: Thank you for the spooky mail! Happy Halloween :)
debbiespoms rated for Halloween Card Swap on Oct 15, 2021
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Comment: Hey Anna! Received your glitter Halloween spider card with Mummy quote ( cute!) today with Halloween sticker sheet, and goodie bag with goodies in it. Thank you so much !!😘
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Comment: I'm so excited! What a lovely box of goodies! I know... wait for the days... but... but they are so tempting! Thank you so very much! I'll let you know how it goes.❤
AlisonKingWriter rated for LLU: current read PC on Oct 8, 2021
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Comment: Thanks so much! I'll put it on the TBR list! <3 AL
riverwatcher rated for Halloween Postcard Swap on Oct 7, 2021
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Comment: Thanks for the postcard. Maybe you can go to work in your Halloween costume. 🎃👻
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Comment: Thanks for the great vintage style card! I will have to check out some of those movies. I have only seen a few of them.
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Comment: Thank you, I like your 'happy accident!'
rkassman rated for 13 Days of Halloween USA on Oct 6, 2021
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Comment: My box just arrived and I am struggling not to tear into it, it is so enticing!! Thank you and I can't wait to open it :)
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Comment: Thank you! I love the card!
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Comment: Thank you! The book sounds really unique and I can't wait to read it :)
LaLaLaLaurie rated for Stuff the Mailbox #33 on Oct 5, 2021
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Comment: thanks!
bethe rated for 🎃 Put HALLOWEEN on! 🎃 on Oct 5, 2021
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Comment: I LOVE your decorated envelope wax seals and all the Halloween goodies inside. Thank you so much for a wonderful swap! P.S. What glue did you use when collaging the envelope? It is so neat & tidy and held up extremely well in the mail. :)
Response: I'm glad it arrived intact! I used Tombow glue in a green and white tube with a duel tip. I use it when I make envelopes. I love the fine tip 🙂
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Comment: Such a cute card and lovely stickers you included! I agree this time of year is like a constant celebration. Hope you enjoy it!!
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Comment: Love your traditions, as well as your attitude to have fun this year, despite the obstacles! Wooohooo! That's awesome. Have an excellent Halloween. Thank you ♥
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Comment: Just a quick note to let you know I received your package. I’m saving all my Halloween swaps to open throughout October. I will be coming back and leaving a proper review once I have opened it. Thank you!!!
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Comment: Just a quick note to let you know I received your card. I’m saving all my Halloween swaps to open throughout October. I will be coming back and leaving a proper review once I have opened it. Thank you!!!
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Comment: Thank you for the great letter and stickers!
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Comment: Thank you for my Harry Potter things!!! I can’t wait to make something scrumptious with that pan!!!!
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Comment: Just a quick note to let you know I received your postcard. I’m saving all my Halloween swaps to open throughout October. I will be coming back and leaving a proper review once I have opened it. Thank you!!!
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Comment: Thanks for the fun activities!

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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 ♥

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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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