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heliogal

heliogal
Date Joined: September 27, 2007
Last Online: June 12, 2021

Country: United States

About Me

Hello, I have taken a couple years off of swap-bot, but lately I have started to really miss the fun mail, the creativity, and learning a little bit about someone's life. So I am back!

I am married with 2 young adult children which we homeschooled/unschooled. My daughter has now graduated from University of CA, Santa Cruz and my son is in college pursuing a computer science degree. I'm super proud of them both and what we accomplished as a family with unschooling. We live in a rural area in a home we built. We are off grid using solar power. So all my computer correspondences are solar powered yeah! We lived for a year with no electricity at all before we were able to get solar power system up. It was fantastic learning experience. Doing something like that really helps you not take a lot of things for granted.

Nature is very important to me and I like arts and crafts that reflect nature.

I like stationery, sachets, address labels and fancy STICKERS, LOTION, soaps ANYTHING Scented, Lip balms, Lip Shimmers, and Lip Sticks (pinks/natural), ribbon, teas, homemade or store bought spice blends, candles (all kinds votive and jar candles ect...), I like Victorian style postcards/cards, Celestial (stars and moons and suns) style, Cats and all animals especially Bears (real pictures of bears not teddy bears) Not that there is anything wrong with teddy bears :)

LOVES:

People who read profiles and take the time to connect with another person

Anything Handmade

Jewelry!! earrings, necklaces, bracelets handmade or 2nd hand (thrifted or yard sales :-) I like silver, bronze and coppery metals (not too much into gold unless its "antiqued" I like bohemian styles, ethnic, Victorian, animals, nature things (flowers,birds, trees ect...)

Interesting stones, crystals, semi-precious gem stones, Nature-made beach glass

Pen-pal letters and notes I love even a quick personal message in swaps

Owls

Foxes

Trees

Fairies and dragons

Butterflies, Dragonflies and Bees

Sun and moon and stars imagery

Steampunk

Mail art and decorated envelopes. Just putting a little effort with stickers ect... on an envie makes me SMILE big.

Flowers, love all flowers

ALL things herbal: Herbs from your part of the world, info, pictures, recipes that use herbs for body care, cooking, cleaning, medicines.

Stickers, stickers and more stickers :-) Celestial, Flowers, Victorian style, fairies, animals, trees, leaves, snowflakes, steampunk, all magical creatures, Please no children's stickers like cartoon characters, Please no kawai

Die cut shapes I don't have any punches and I love flower, star, heart, nature, butterfly, suns, leaves, trees, ect..... shapes!!

Embellishments, and Brads

TEA I love all kinds plain black and in all its delightful flavors, herb teas, chais and pumpkin spice teas,decaffeinated dessert teas. I like the brands Stash, Tazo, Bigelow, Yogi, Numi, Zhenas, but I would love to try different teas too. The only kinds I don't like are roobios and all of Twinning's brand teas

Tea stuff: teabag caddies, infusers, nice large mugs,

Magazines! Used is wonderful! I love relaxing with a magazine to read. I like all kinds: Science, Beauty, Craft, Homemaking, Nature, Current events, Homesteading, Art. Rock my world with something new to learn and read about!

Postcards: especially handmade, Nature scenery, gardens, castles, landmarks, art, Animals of all sorts!! I don't really care for the 3-D postcards, however.

Bears :-) realistic and artistic

Cats Big and small

Pagan/ Wiccan things: altar items (wands, candles, decorations) God and Goddess pictures Bells, Spells, Books, amulet bags, charms. I would love some items with pentagrams on them like charms, tiles ect...

Notecards I love handmade ones and store bought too!

Stationery sheets it is very hard to find stationery where I live. I like nature, artistic or just interesting designs please no Kawaii or diddle or other cartoonish styles.

Pretty patterned papers, embellishments, brads, prima flowers

Fabric bags with zippers or drawstrings for organizing stuff in my totes. Handmade always welcome and appreciated as well as clean thrift store/ yard sale finds :-)

like lotions, cuticle creams, soaps, shower gels, massage oils if they are handmade or of natural ingredients.

Fuzzy or Cozy socks

Gloves, hats, wrist- warmers Handmade is always wonderful but even dollar store finds are great.

Rubber stamps and ink pads (value bin ones are awesome) I really love rubber stamps of all kinds. I use them all the time in my crafts and correspondences. I need more ink colors too.

I love quotes printed from the computer or handwritten

Ribbon, pretty fabric, lace, buttons

Halloween things especially vintage style

I am always in need of kitchen towels

I love aprons handmade or thrift store finds

Essential oils

Incense sticks or cones or loose Your homemade blends are always appreciated Please no drug store or dollar store brands

Anything about palmistry

Dislikes:

Pink girly things like themes of shopping, princess, shoes and handbags that sort of thing. (just for clarification pink as it occurs in nature for butterflies, flowers ect... I don't have a problem with.

Camouflage or USA stuff (love my country but just don't like that color combo)

Kawaii

Any cartoon characters

Christian stuff

Favorite Music

World music especially music from Brazil, Ireland/Scotland, Cuba, and Africa. Jazz of all types and Rock from Indie to oldies with a soft spot for 80's music. I also love new age music, and classical and Opera. I love the band Fitz and the tantrums.

Favorite Movies

I LOVE watching all kinds of movies. My guilty pleasures are action/ adventure films and sci-fi where the good guys always win. Will Smith rocks! I also love more subtle and complex films as well. I just love Dance movies also like Strictly Ballroom and Step up We get no TV so I love movies and I'm fine if you send me any "back-up" DVD copies of any kind.

Here is a short list of favorites:Guardians of the Galaxy, all X-men movies, Predestination, Cloud Atlas, Avatar, Meet Joe Black, Dan in Real Life, I am Legend, The Illusionist, Princess Bride, everything Star Trek, all the LOTR movies, The list could go on for a very long time

Favorite Crafts

I really enjoy making notecards and postcards and FLIPBOOKS! Since I am not good at drawing or painting I use rubber stamps stickers and ephemera in a what think is a very artistic way. like getting supplies for making these such as nice papers, stamps, ink pads, brads, ribbons and lace, buttons embellishments.

gardening, growing flowers and herbs for cooking, healing and crafting. I make soap and soy candles with essential oils. I love making my own herbal medicines and body care products.

Jewelry making. I have just been getting into making bead and wire earrings and necklaces. I would love to receive interesting beads and findings, chains ect...

Favorite Books

I really enjoy reading non-fiction such as real life adventures or how-to books also books about great people. I do love engaging plot-driven books too. I love cozy mysteries like the China Bayle herbal mystery series by Susan Wittig Albert, The Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes mystery series by Laurie R. King, The book Star Girl by Jerry Spinelli is a beautiful YA book I like to recommend to everyone. I also LOVE poetry. I always enjoy good book recommendations.

smells

I really love scented stuff and prefer things scented with natural essences. I like clean scents like lemon, honeydew melon, herbs such as lemon verbena,lavender, rosemary, sage, Spicy scents like cinnamon,Sandalwood, cloves and pumpkin spice are fantastic too!! I also LOVE floral fragrances such as ROSE, JASMINE, VIOLET or HONEYSUCKLE.

I'm not really crazy for food smells or vanilla.

Colors

I love all colors. Except neon brights. I'm not such a primary color person either. I love all the other shades of colors. I like earthy colors and Jewel tones. I like the combinations of Red and yellow, Blue and yellow, and turquoise and brown.You can make me happy with most colors.

Just want to say...

I just want to say THANK YOU to all the wonderful swappers I've had the joy to swap with. It is because of the great and generous people on swap-bot that this is such a fun past time!!

Create the world you want to live in.

Ratings

lyssathemermaid rated for Fairy Jewelry Swap on Jun 11, 2021
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Comment: Stephenie, THANK YOU!! πŸ’– this was wrapped up beautifully and the card was perfect too~ I appreciate how much love and care went into this!! The necklace is so cute and i cant wait to wear it :-) love, love, love!!
Response: Lyss, I am so glad that you liked everything I sent you!! I am so happy you will be wearing my necklace that makes me very proud!! Thank you for the nice comment I really enjoy hearing back from partners!!!
Lovelykarina rated for 3 Things In An Envelope #12 on Jun 9, 2021
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Comment: Thank you so much for the lovely card and letter. And definitely thank you for the little vial of beach goodies! I cannot wait to add them to my collection!
Response: I am really happy that you like the card I made you!! It is so cool the beach things will be in your collection!!
Reign747 rated for A Note For You # 101 on Jun 3, 2021
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Comment: I love the mountain lion pc!
Response: Awesome! Thank you for the heart!!
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Comment: Hi Stephenie! Thanks for the great book recommendations I will check out the Green Witch for sure! Yep 3rd generation. I dont really think about it much. My grandmother was very much an herbal and kitchen witch and my mother is more drawn to herbs and crystals. I, myself, don;t really catagorise myself in one area or another. I love creating spells, using herbs and candle magic is something that really sets my soul ablaze :) I hope you are doing well and enjoying the day xx Gabi
Response: Thank you so much for the nice comment!! I really enjoyed reading about what witchy things you enjoy doing! Thank you for the heart!
Sendingkindness rated for Tea & Inspiration-May on May 27, 2021
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Comment: Thank you so much for the amazing swap! I truly enjoyed reading your note card and it brought a smile to my face to know we have so much in common (Including tucking crystals into our bras ha ha). Thank you also for all the lovely goodies and the teas that you sent. I look forward to trying each of them! I hope our paths cross again. Until then, wishing you love and compassion <3
Response: I am smiling ear to ear reading your lovely comment!! That is sooo funny that you have put crystals in your bra too!! I really enjoyed hearing that my swap made you happy!!! Thank you so much and I too, hope we will swap again!!
craftynut rated for Stamp & Stick on May 25, 2021
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Comment: Thank you for the fabulous mountain lion postcard.
Response: I really loved that card too!! Thank you for the comment!
CaseyErin rated for Brighten My Week Notecard May #3 on May 25, 2021
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Comment: Great swap I got from you today. The things you sent were super nice but I liked how much we had in common most! Thanks for the happy mailbox.
Response: You are very welcome!! Thank you for letting me know that I gave you a happy mail day!!
danatropicana rated for Tea & Inspiration-May on May 24, 2021
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Comment: Thanks so much for the lovely envelope full of great things! Your note is so sweet and the card is so cute! The stickers are way cool and the purple butterfly is very special and I appreciate its meaning and will add it to my book when I start to put it together (my spirit animal hasn't come to me yet). I have not tried any of the teas and I'm excited to have a day of teas from you! Thanks again! Take care!
Response: Thank you so so much for your nice rating! It makes me smile big when I hear how the mail I sent someone made them happy!!! You are s really welcome for everything and thank you for sharing and the heart!!!
Librarychick55 rated for Butterfly Swap πŸ¦‹ on May 21, 2021
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Comment: Thank you so much! I loved all the butterfly goodies and have already put them to good use!
Response: You are so welcome! I am glad that you are getting crafty already with them so fun! Thanks for the heart!
Fabriqueen rated for Quote in a Card #5 USA on May 20, 2021
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Comment: Thank you so much for the darling card and quotes and the extras also! Have a wonderful day! Hugs, Diane
Response: I'm so glad you liked the card and the surprises I put in there for you! Thank you for the heart!!
MaddiV17 rated for fairy swap on May 18, 2021
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Comment: Thank you so very much for the amazing fairy swap!! I'm so glad we got to do this! I absolutely love the button fairy!! Thank you so very much. I'd love to do it again sometime if you would like!!
Response: I am really glad everything made it safely to you! It makes me so happy that my fairy things have a nice home! I definitely want to have another private swap with you maybe next month?
Amyncognito rated for Quote in a Card #5 USA on May 17, 2021
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Comment: Thank you so much for the cool tarot and mandala stickers!!!
Response: You are very welcome!! Thank you for the heart!
laterdayze rated for A Note For You # 100 on May 17, 2021
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Comment: Thank you so much for the nice note, I really enjoyed reading it and hearing about your plans :)
Response: I am so happy you liked my note!! Thank you for the heart!!
vneal5 rated for Quote in a Card #5 USA on May 17, 2021
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Response: Thank you for the heart!!
KIllerMal rated for By Pixie Post #2 on May 12, 2021
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Comment: Hi, thank you for your adorable envelope, I really like the bookmark and the card you created for me, I will include them in my grimoire :3 thanks also for the washi ^^
Response: I am so happy that my swap got to you and you liked the things I sent! Thank you for the heart!
creativeseconds rated for 3 Things In An Envelope #12 on May 11, 2021
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Comment: Great selection of goodies ~ Especially all the charms :) Thank you!!
Response: I am very glad you liked everything I sent. Thank you for the heart!
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Comment: Thanks so much for the floral swap! I too am obsessed with flowers. Your note was so sweet and thoughtful. Thanks again!
Response: Thanks for such a lovely comment!!! Made me smile!
simplelittleblessings rated for A Note For You # 99 on May 10, 2021
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Comment: Oh Stephanie love the homemade card, just stunning!! Thank you so much for all the goodies, can not wait to use the stickers & the lace ribbon is so pretty!! You are awesome! So excited for your niece & her first baby, what a blessing babies are ❀️❀️❀️ Crystal @simple.little.blessings
Response: You are so very welcome for everything. I have to admit the card was store bought, but I am so glad that your were so happy with everything I sent!!!
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Comment: Thank you very much for your wonderful postcard!Β I really love it!!! My grandparents gave me the Dala horses as their travel gifts when I was a child. I'll put your card together with them.
Response: I am so glad the postcard made it to you!! Thank you so much for your very nice comment and I am honored that my postcard will be displayed with your horses!!

Rating Overview

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Comments

CariahCreates on Jun 12, 2021:

Thank you for the the LSRUS wish and the incense from the tag!

CariahCreates on Jun 11, 2021:

Thank you for the great hot chocolate packets from the This or That tag!

Poohtat on Jun 8, 2021:

Poohtat on Jun 8, 2021:

Thank you for the lovely Fairy flip book for my June LSRUS wish. I have never received anything like this. It is wonderful. And now, I know what a flip book is! I'll have to try making one. Thank you.

bizzles on Jun 7, 2021:

Wow! Thank you so much for your kindness and generosity when granting my LSRUS June wishes! I adore the travel/map stationery and the bicycle the most but loved everything! Thank you so much!

Linsoid on May 26, 2021:

Thanks so much for the may wishes from my LSRUS wishlist! I love the stickers and the facemask but am most looking forward to the teas! <3<3

kittyhahahotbot on May 14, 2021:

Thank you for the lovely birthday wish!

isabellasnow on May 13, 2021:

Thanks so much for the lovely vintage pc's and tea from my May 2021 AATW wishlist.

Autist on May 7, 2021:

Thank you for the All About the Wishes Birthday gift!! These tea strainers are adorbs!! And will come in handy!! Thank you for thinking of me. Evan

Starwatcher on Apr 18, 2021:

Hello! We swapped in the past. I just returned to swap-bot after a 3 year hiatus, and noticed you had taken some time off too. I hope we become swap partners again - I enjoyed our trades and conversations. Take care. Starwatcher

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