Date Joined: June 5, 2020
Last Online: May 5, 2021
Country: United States
Hello! I'm a woman living in the US working as a financial accountant by day and a snail mailer at night! I prefer doing INTERNATIONAL swaps because I like discovering interesting stationeries from other countries!! So, if you are from a foreign country, I would love to receive some stationery that you can only find locally! :) If you would like a penpal, feel free to message me anytime! I am always looking for penpals worldwide! ;)
I enjoy spending time with my husband and my kids (2 sons and 1 daughter)! My family and I like to spend time with our dog, our puppy is starting to get old (noooo). During my downtime on the weekends, I like to papercraft and journal early in the morning with my coffee. In my journal, I do mostly collaging with stickers, rubber stamps, ephemera, washi tapes, and journaling cards. My journal entries consist of recipes I want to try, list journaling prompts, and just my inner thoughts and life in general.
I found swapbot on accident! I did quite a bit of sticker swaps on a Facebook group, and swapbot was briefly mentioned. I was addicted to sending and receiving happy mail, but I wanted more than just receiving stickers. I'm very glad I found this site because I have a tendency to hoard stationery supplies and now it is forcing me to share my stationery goodies!
I used to live in Hawaii and I had access to unlimited Japanese stationery, but I've moved to a different state and I miss it so much.. I LOVE Japanese, Korean and Taiwan stationery!!
I LOVE STICKERS!! I have a stash in a Size 9 Nike shoe box. I'm an avid sticker collector :). I would like to share my sticker collection as well as do some mail art with my rubber stamp and washi tape collection.
MY FAVORITE AESTHETICS/THEMES:
birds! flamingos, owls, hummingbirds, colorful birds, cardinals, anything birds!
botanical illustrations/floral/mushrooms/sakura, woodland theme (birds/fall/autumn/nature/bees/owl/🍄/fox/gnomes)
under the sea/beach/mermaids/nautical theme
kawaii (the ones with the little cute eyes haha)
space/constellation/celestial (stars, planets, galaxy)
Hawaiian Theme (hibiscus, flamingo, pineapple, seashell, coconut, toucon, hula girl, volcano etc.)
snails/snail mail happy mail themes
To date, I’VE SENT HAPPY MAIL to Australia, Brazil, Canada, Czech Republic, Finland, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Israel, Italy, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Singapore, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Ukraine, and United Kingdom. I hope to add more to this list YAY!
I’ve received INTERNATIONAL MAIL from Austria, Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Czech Republic, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Netherlands, New Zealand, Poland, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Taiwan, and United Kingdom. :)
Tl;dr: I'm practically happy with any paper related goods and journals lol (just NO SCRAPBOOK RANDOM PIECES OF PAPERS, NO LOOSE MEMO SHEETS/LOOSE STICKY TABS, AND NO USED LOOSE LETTER SETS please) This is just a list of suggestion if you are drawing a blank of what to send me. :)
MAAIIIILLLL ARTTTT :) Mail Art! MAIL ART! M-A-I-L A-R-T!
Traveler's Notebook - standard size
EPHEMERA (NOT TRASH! PLEASE DON'T SEND ME JUNK MAIL BROCHURES, THAT IS NOT EPHEMERA! PAGES RIPPED/CUT FROM MAGAZINES IS NOT EPHEMERA EITHER!! AND PLEASE DON'T SEND ME A CHINESE BROCHURE MENU THAT'S BEEN SITTING IN YOUR CAR): wax Seal button stamps, tax forms, any forms, bus tickets, library pockets, rubber stamped images, ticket stubs, doilies (any color/any size), prescription, floral/botanical ephemera, transparent sticker flakes, Tim Holtz ephemera, playing cards with designs, used international postage stamps, anything with moon/stars/celestial ephemera, book pages in different languages, fairies/butterflies, vellum paper/envelopes, vintage postcards (I like to use these ephemera for smash book swaps and magpie journal swaps :D)
USED INTERNATIONAL POSTAGE STAMPS: I use them for collaging and journaling! Preferably off paper and in good condition (nothing tattered/ripped please), Magyar Posta!! Hungary/Japan Nippon, love anything floral, birds, botanical, and animals (prefer NOT to receive US Flags, flags religious stamps, or a man's head on the stamp)
NON TOURISTY Postcards - Prefer Non Touristy Postcards, Illustration Postcards, Art Postcards, Japan Gotochi, Glossy Postcards, Under the Sea (mermaids, seahorsy, narwhals, etc.), Lenticular/3D postcards, Patterned postcards, botanical illustrations/floral/sakura/cherry blossoms, animals/birds postcards, Pixar/Disney postcards]]. >>I like postcards sent naked with a handwritten message on them whether it's what your plan for the day/month is, a punny joke, recommended non touristy place/food/restaurant in your state/country, favorite inspirational quote. I also like cool stamps on the postcard (a preference, not necessary). Also refer to the above "FAVORITE AESTHETICS/THEMES" for more of my postcard preferences wink wink hint hint ;)
FINE AND HANDMADE PAPERS (NO SCRAPBOOK PAPERS PLEASE!!) Certain unique, interesting colorful/patterned textured papers: paper with leaves, Anything Japanese paper (ie origami paper, Awagami paper, kaishi paper, washi paper), ephemera, glossy paper, glittery/gold foiled/silver foiled/shimmery paper, embossed paper, mulberry paper, Lokta paper, vellum paper, glassine paper, brown kraft paper, anything floral patterned
JOURNALING SUPPLIES (ie journaling cards, die cuts, journal pockets, pressed flowers, rubber stamps, paper doilies)
BLANK Notecards: Blank Notecards with blank envies. I love sending notes and writing. Thanks to this site I learned about Punch Studio, and really like Punch Studio notecards
STICKERS: I LOVE STICKERS!!!!??!! My favorites are (prefer flat stickers over 3D stickers/epoxy): micro/tiny stickers, dogs, unicorns, llamas, giraffes, daily life activities stickers, Baby Yoda, clear transparent stickers without a white background, cute/Kawaii, stamp stickers, rub on stickers, food/dessert puns, Owls, cupcake/dessert/sweets, Japanese sticker brands (MINDWAVE, San-X), Korean sticker brand (Suatelier), Made in Taiwan, Mrs. Grossman, Stickopotamus, Vintage Sandylion (Canada), gold foil, hearts, washi type stickers, Sakura/cherry blossoms/floral stickers, dragons, anything happy mail related, Stickii Club, Pipsticks, and anything nautical/beach/under the sea related (ocean, seashells, mermaids, seahorses, whale, dolphins), holographic stickers.
Fruit themed stationery (orange🍊, kiwi, watermelon🍉, lemon🍋, cherry🍒, coffee ☕️) yes, coffee is a fruit
Any floral stationery (my favorite flowers are cherry blossoms, roses, poppies, daisies, and sunflowers)
Imported Stationery: I’m a huge lover of stationery made in Korea, Japan, Italy or Taiwan anything ranging from stationery papers, sticky notes to stickers. :) [If you are from a foreign country, I would love to receive some stationery that you can only find locally]
SNAIL MAIL SUPPLIES: letter writing sets with envelopes, decorated envelopes, postcards, address labels, envelope seal stickers, wax seals buttons...
Favorite Colors: gold, any shades of blue (royal blue, teal, turquoise), baby yellow, orange, pink, silver, lavender, mint, periwinkle, jewel tones
STOCKING STUFFER WISHLIST:
wax seal stamps
unused postage stamps (both US and international)
Tl;dr: I'm practically happy with any paper related goods and journals lol (just NO SCRAPBOOK PAPERS!!!, NO LOOSE MEMO SHEETS/LOOSE STICKY TABS, AND NO USED LOOSE LETTER SETS, NO SCRAPBOOK PAPERS please) This is just a list of suggestion if you are drawing a blank of what to send me. :)
Handmade items ( I like seeing people's creativity! It doesn't have to be a handmade blanket haha): ATCs (prefer handpainted or handdrawn :)), anything painted or sketched by you, Handmade envelopes (gelli prints, sewn envelopes), Handmade snail mail flip book/pocket folders.
USPS Postal stamps (brand new or used, lenticular bunny stamp), International Stamps (florals, birds, botanical, kawaii, animals), Japan Nippon stamps, Hungary Magyar Posta postage!!
Washi tape: Prefer tapes with silver foil, rose gold foil, or gold foil on them. Preference: cupcake/dessert washi tapes, snail mail/happy mail washi tapes, floral/leaves/botanical washi tapes
Jewelry, charms. I like to make and handcraft bracelets
Philosophical Inspirational Quotes/Related Theme (Socrates, Aristotle, Henry Thoreau)
Authentic Vintage Kawaii Sticker Flakes, High Quality Kawaii Brands (ie San-X, Kamio Japan, Q-Lia): Favorite kawaii characters are My Melody, Sentimental Circus, Little Twin Stars, Cinnamoroll & Vintage Orange Story
tote bag/eco bag
wax seal stamps
anything to spoil my cute little poochie dog (Bichon Shitzu mix) :D
unused postage stamps (even in your country (besides USA, that would be so awesome!)
ALL I ASK IS NO LOOSE MEMO SHEETS, NO PAPER SCRAPS/SCRAPBOOK PAPERS AND NO LOOSE STICKY TABS (These go straight in the garbage)
*Anything to do with crocheting, knitting, sewing - I don't know how to do any of it.
*Kids Craft/Art Supply Materials: (ie pipe cleaners, buttons, pompoms, feathers, foam stickers, sequins, googly eyes). Please don't send me these. I hate to do this, but I'm just going to throw these away :(
*Those stupid emoji faces looking emotes
*NO Planner stickers (I’m not a planner, I go with the flow, don’t need reminders to brush my teeth, NO "to do" stickers, goals, appointments, tasks ,etc.), and I use my iPhone for appointment reminder, NO Teacher/reward stickers (WOW, Magnificent, Excellent, Keep up the good work, etc) bleh, NO Lisa Frank stickers, Barbie, Elmo, Spongebob or anything for little girls, cartoon characters, special occasions (wedding, pregnancy etc.)
*Plain scrapbook paper, small pieces of scrapbook paper, boring/ripped papers (ie plain piece of zerox paper)
*Postal Stamps (both international and US) prefer NOT to receive used or new stamps with MEN on it or man's head and buildings (don't mind castles)
*AliExpress and Wish (I probably won't know, but I hate Chinese low quality stationery)
*Vintage angel, Victorian ladies, macabre themed stuff (medieval, skulls, potions, snakes, crows)
*CATS (I’m a dog lover for life)
*Sports stuff (sport team logos)
I typically don't participate in Food swaps, but occasionally I'll join one out of the blues lol. I like:
LOVE LOVE LOVE
ANYTHING SWEET!!!!! MILK CHOCOLATE is my faaavee, toffee, white chocolate, milk chocolate
Japanese sweet snacks and candy (ie kit kat, Pocky)
flavored fruit teas
international snacks from your country
French desserts, Italian desserts
hot cocoa mixes
banana flavored, strawberry flavored, minty flavored, coffee flavored, chocolate flavored
AVOID, AVOID, DISLIKES
anything with nuts (cashews, walnuts, peanuts, etc) (Note: I'm not allergic, just hate the texture of it lol)
meat snacks, bleh (jerky)
expired/unoriginal package/opened food package/no expiration date
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