I swear I am not trying to make excuses, really!!
**I'M BEHIND IN RATING! I have rcvd piled up and will be able to rate after 3/19 (spring break), thanks for being patient! If you are new and cannot wait pls email me @melissableuz aol.com, and me[email protected] and I will TRY to rate you quicker!!
sorry and 4 explanation read below***
AS OF MARCH 10, 2010 OKAY I have had to admit defeat. That swap bot is SO fun and I have been reticent to keep cutting back and cutting back.
This last time I cut back but my oversight has been to not sign up for swaps that are due around finals time!
I could have even handled that, had my 16 yo not left home, rebelled etc. It's the emotional toll, plus all the extra meetings, etc.
Taking a cue from another sb'ers statement that swapbot is beginning to feel more like work than fun, I guess it is for me too.
I'm still going to sign up just going to be REALLY careful about it.
I'M ONLY SAYING ALL OF THIS BECAUSE I HAVE SENT LATE ON MY LST 3 OR 4 SWAPS AND I FEEL AWFUL ABOUT IT!
One, once in a while is okay but if I am a late sender as a pattern I need to stop signing up!
For those who are receiving late swaps from me, I DO recognize this and am correcting in the future! I am going to try to make up for it by sending extra if I can, but other than that, I hate being a flake and really..this is becoming "flaky".
I really love swapping tho and wish i had more time, or rather, a better state of mind. I have been overlooking some details in instructions also
Anyhow I rate on effort, NOT result. even if an atc isn't my favorite I will give a good rating because you can usually tell when a person tries.
I don't keep track of who rates me and I don't keep track of flakers. Mainly b/c I have really been blessed by some people's swaps and I consider what I am doing is as much as for myself as for others.
If someone flakes I figure that God will bless me another way or whatever...
I'm not in this for what i GET.
I worry about losing track and not rating someone. So if it's past 2 weeks and I didnt' rate you PLS EMAIL ME and I WILL!
I have a somewhat recent 3. I sent the handmade cards, but the ink linked thru the paper and the receiver got on my case about it. I have since purchased better paper, although I still am figuring out what thickness of atc's to use with how i make them. Anyhow, the person running the swap didn't give me a chance to make them over, and told her to give me a 3. I admit I responded rudely to both of them, because when I explained to the receiver that I was out of sorts b/c my husband almost died from a heart attack in May and had just come home in June and I was still trying to catch up on everything..She made fun of me saying I was giving a sad story about my husband's medical condition.
The thing is, I did spend a lot of time hand drawing the cards. I just didn't think the ink leaking thru mattered as much, because it happened before and no one ever said anything.
Anyhow, you can read my other reviews and see that I always resend if something happens. I also have remade things, and try to be more realistic about what my limitations are before signing up for a swap.
I don't do cards anymore, I "angel card" which is sending cards to people who are lonely, medically handicapped, etc.
AFTER the swap's 2 week grace period, I rate what i have received once a week on average. pls email me if you are in a hurry and i will fit it in asap!
LET ME KNOW IF YOU ARE SENDING LATE ETC AND I WILL WORK WITH YOU!
The outdoors. Quotes. SILLINESS. Contemporary art and poetry. coffee. ANYTHING HANDMADE. Paper. Uniball pens or gel pens in a different color. ANYTHING DIFFERENT! Kawaii or other stickers for snail mail use. Miniatures! CUTENESS. Butterflies. Dragonflies. BRIGHT COLORS. Post it pads. SHOPPING LIST PADS. Patterns. CRAFT IDEAS. Material. METAL OR WOOD BUTTONS. Small toys that were made in the 70's. HANDDRAWN. Tiny objects.Postcards. Postcards of states and country. Postcards with art, well known or obscure. Postcards that are silly. . Bookmarks too. Clean lines. Simplicity. Cats, Dogs, Giraffes, Hedgehogs, Frogs, Lizards, Piggies. Old pooh bear! BOLD COLORS. Stickers.
DISLIKES: the only thing i don't care for is goth,dark,twilight,pagan symbols or anything along those lines. I know that is popular right now but it isn't my thing.
knit or felt urigami cute littleanimals!
Miniature books and anything miniature
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