Swap-bot Time: May 9, 2021 2:42 am


Date Joined: January 25, 2010
Last Online: May 8, 2021
Birthday: March 26
Country: United States
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Hello! I'm Pattie. Welcome to my profile.

Before I say anything, thank you. A big thanks to everyone who has swapped with me. The quality of people I have had the pleasure of interacting with is amazing. Thank you and may all your swaps net you hearts. ^__^

Second thing! If the swap you send me is smoky I WILL throw it out.

Third thingie! Please please please DO combine swaps if you have more than one to send to me. While getting lots of mail is fun, saving money for more swaps is funner.

And finally, regarding postage due swaps. If I receive something postage due, I will refuse it. I ask you to please do the same, i.e. if you get a swap from me, with postage due, refuse it. I take 95% of my mail to the post office and if it's something I had weighed, and is now postage due, I wanna discuss it with the postmaster. Thank you, and I apologize should this actually happen.

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Very random things I like in no real order: the wife, anything with an ancient history feel, mythology, Surrealism, comparative religion, Halloween, British and Japanese folklore, the Goetia, Star Trek, kitsune, old maps, pumpkins, bees, statuary, Peeps, stickers, images of raw meat, C9 Christmas lights, stationery, Betty Page, crabs, the Uffington White Horse, Takashi Murakami, conversation hearts, the Mahabharata, cheese, archaeology, pork, purple, Tarot, honey, driving, cemeteries, Doctor Who, vacuuming, fonts, Liz Taylor, vintage Jell-O cookbooks, Cryptozoology, clouds, Sailor Moon, bellydancing, alchemy, holidays and observances (the older, the better), horses, Mansai Nomura...

I look forward to the day when people spell my name right. ^__^

About me as a hostess:

I think hosting is hugely important and I don't enter into the task lightly. I cull as I go, with a final sweep before assigning partners, so that you can see, at a glance, the people you will potentially be swapping with. I always angel my swaps should a flaker slip by, and I apologize in advance if that happens. I will do my do-diligence, keeping my standards absurdly high so the risk is as low as I can make it.

I do not host, or join, profile based swaps because, frankly, I suck at them. Senders' choice is how I roll. I will also, 99.9% of the time, have the sign up end on a Saturday so that I assign partners on Sunday giving swappers all day to get their swap together for a Monday mailing. =D

About me as a group owner:

Like hosting, I view owning a group as a responsibility not to be taken lightly. Which is not to say I'm not eager to have fun. I obsessively check my groups to approve any pending members because I know that I hate waiting.

I'm only here for the...

I'm always up for private kawaii swaps!! AND I created a public forum kawaii tag for when you're between swaps and want some kawaii mail!

TL;dr favorite colors are purple and pink. I lust after kawaii ghosts, anything Alice in Wonderland, and kawaii food (especially with faces, ESPECIALLY with arms and legs!) I prefer stickers over memos. Stickers, stickers, stickers!!

I adore “coupons,” die cuts, and oddly shaped memos.

Things I dislike are: Children (in all forms), birds, pandas, hmm…. guess that’s it. Oh, and I don’t do letter sets. It's not that I dislike them, they're just too fussy to mail.

Major Hobbies

The basics are: I love papercraft. If there's paper involved, I'm totally there! And it's like an illness! [email protected] I'll buy paper just to look at it. To possess it. It must be MINE! Bwahahahahahaaaa!

(Themes I can't pass on: Anything historic, mythic, Halloween! color related, involving quotes, Asian, holiday, literary, postage stamps and food)

People have said for years I'm a good cook and frankly, I think anyone can be a good cook...you just have to pick good recipes, the rest is simply following directions.

(My comfort food is forever Indian. All my friends share this fate.)

I have combined these two loves in what is known in my immediate circles as the Magic Cookbook. Think, very usable scrapbook. There will be blood spilled for possession of this blibit when I die.

(This is where my love of stickers really shine! I tend toward food themes - obviously - Japanese and kawaii, holiday related, anime, and celestial. I avoid like the plague Disney and cats.) (And BTW, stickers, stickers, stickers! Sheets, cut from sheets, flake...I love 'em all.)

Favorite Desinations

I love to travel, and my favorite destinations are England and Japan. I love Bronze, Iron and Roman Age Britain. All my pictures of England are rocks and grass. I can spot a tumulus a mile off in a moving car and snap a picture without swerving into oncoming traffic. I have mad driving skills over there.

In Tokyo it's ALL about the shopping. It's a paper-lovers dream. Flying halfway around the world to buy paper has come to feel natural at this point. I'm a big Inari fan and visiting shrines is tied with shopping.

(I'm an anime and manga fan, as well as Q-lia and Crux products. I'm helpless before food with a face drawn on!)

Been there... France, Prague, Austria, Amsterdam, Norway, Sweden, Egypt, Scotland. And closer to home, done that... Central and South America, with the usual coterie of states thrown in.

BTW, Sailor Moon!!

We're big anime and manga fans in this house. The wife founded Yuricon and writes Okazu so there's always something new to discuss. Aside from SM, I'm a huge SAO fan, and we're looking forward to season two of My Next Life as a Villianess (Team Mary!!) Feel free to PM me if you wanna gush over your fav anime/manga. I'll be happy to gush back. ;-)

Things I don't like...

People with no boundaries who feel the need to over-share and/or use their personal problems as excuses.

(More specifically I don't like Diddl, Disney, Peanuts, Winnie the Pooh (what is a pooh anyway?), celebrities, alcohol, smoking, Suzie's Zoo, Precious Moments, Snow Babies, zombies, clowns, and 99% of the shows on TV.)

(I'm also learning to dislike people who don't send their swaps out...) (Or perhaps I should say I hate people who send out their swaps on the last day. I know, I know, that's what a deadline is for, yaddi yaddi, there's no need to preach to me, but I seriously think that if you've joined a swap --with no craft element involved-- there is NO reason to not send it out within days of the swap date. Feel free to think I'm a sanctimonious bitch. I'm good with that.)


Ellen101 rated for Kawaii Sticker Flakes Swap USA #42 on May 7, 2021
Comment: Oh how I love stickers! These are so pretty. I love all of the different brightly, neoned out drink glasses🍹🍸
Response: Those are new... and because of my many flake swaps, all out in the wide kawaii world, bringing joy to people like you. =D
manders2280 rated for KSU: ~50 pieces total~ on May 6, 2021
Comment: ~Fabulous FIfty~ This ~ is called a tilda and in math in means approximately.
Response: lol Another day to learn. =D
Comment: Love everything that you sent, the coronya sheet is adorable 💕
Response: Awww, I'm so glad! Thanks for joining my swap!! =D
lnguyen124 rated for KSU: Meet me, under the stars on May 6, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the dreamy kawaii goodies, I loved the star sticker flakes 😍😍
Response: Zzzzzzzz it *was* a cute swap Zzzzzzzzzz Thanks for joining.
Zorathecat rated for AliExpress Stationery Swap #8 on May 4, 2021
Comment: Thank you so much for all of the goodies, Pattie! There was so much good stuff in your swap & so many of my favorites :)
Response: Awww, I'm so glad! Thanks for joining my swap. I hope you had as much fun as I did. =D
ccmmsu rated for KSU: Meet me in the Produce aisle on May 3, 2021
Comment: Thank you for all the yummy goodness! All of those memos are new to me and most of the flakes are too. And the ones that aren't new are ones I love, so happy to have extras. :)
Response: Extras are the best!!! This way you can keep some and "waste" others. Woot!
ccmmsu rated for KSU: Sticker Flake Scavenger Hunt on May 3, 2021
Comment: Thank you for all the awesome flakes!! Why the sad face on the penguins? lol
Response: I really REALLY don't like penguins. lol (Or even birds in general. ;-P)
Comment: OMG these cow stickers I love them!! >.< super ADORBS, thank you!
Response: Awww, I'm so glad they went to a good home. =D
JtttK rated for Kawaii Sticker Flakes Swap USA #41 on Apr 30, 2021
Response: Thank you for swapping with me, I hope you liked everything. =D
manders2280 rated for KSU: Cover an envelope with tape on Apr 28, 2021
Comment: So cute! Even the flap has its own tape. A taller envelope takes more tape to cover, but still not all that much!
Response: It would be like wwwwwwoorkkkk!
manders2280 rated for KSU: Join now, mail Monday! on Apr 25, 2021
Comment: Thank you! The gummy bears are particularly yummy.
Response: Yummy gummies for the win!!
asddsa28 rated for KSU: I want candy! on Apr 23, 2021
Comment: thank you for hosting this swap. what a nice envelope! so meany stickers!!!! thank you
Response: It was a fun envelope to make. =D Thanks for swapping with me!!!
Ariaya rated for Pagan Card/Postcard Swap - April/May on Apr 22, 2021
Comment: Beautiful Card! I love both the card and the note.
Response: =D Yippee! I'm glad it went to a good home. Happy early Beltane.
turboneko rated for KSU: 20/20/20 on Apr 20, 2021
Comment: Thank you for all the goodies <3
Response: My pleasure!! =D Thanks for swapping with me. XOXO
JtttK rated for 20 LARGE memos, 20 flakes on Apr 20, 2021
Response: Glad they got there. And hoping you liked 'em. =D
Seely7 rated for Kawaii Sticker Flakes Swap USA #40 on Apr 19, 2021
Comment: Thank you so much for the adorable sticker flakes! There are so many I haven't seen before.
Response: WOOT! New-to-you is always the best!! =D
USAFwife rated for PoW: Cookies on your altar on Apr 19, 2021
Comment: Thanks so much for hosting this swap. IT was fun to read what you do, and it's always great to hear from you. :)
Response: Got a card for you...will get it in the mail tomorrow. ;-) Meet ya at the mailbox.
Zorathecat rated for Kawaii Themed Swap USA #3 - Food on Apr 17, 2021
Comment: Hi Pattie, Thank you so much for the adorable kawaii foodie goodies! And for the jinbesan extra goodies! I love them so much <3 <3 <3
Response: Awwww, I'm so glad you liked 'em! =D
Comment: Thank you for all the good stickers and washi tape. I haven't opened my pack of the horizontal Rilakkuma so I'm especially happy to receive those - they are perfect for spring!
Response: Woot! And thank you for yours. I got them today as well. Like an actual hand off swap. =D
manders2280 rated for KSU: 5 LARGE flake stickers on Apr 16, 2021
Comment: Thank you for all the biggies! They are perfect for belly bands for large memos and postcards.
Response: lol I knew you'd find a good use for them. =D

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tcornell on May 4, 2021:

I received the Kawaii tag from you, love what you sent- thanks a bunch ♥♥♥

USAFwife on May 1, 2021:

Hey Pattie! Thanks so much for the cool Mithra postcard. I imagine it was extra special to see it in person, especially with the light hitting it as you described. :) Thanks for sharing with me! Cindi

manders2280 on Apr 28, 2021:

Later! I limit my hosting to one at a time. I don't know how you manage to host so many at once!

manders2280 on Apr 28, 2021:

If we had more Cover an envelope with tape swaps we'd use up more tape...

raniheartspaper on Mar 22, 2021:

Thank you so much for the "RAK" for Join Now, Mail Monday. I absolutely adore the mint decoration on the envelope. My mail lady also told me she adores seeing the decorated envelopes when she handed this over to me today.

asddsa28 on Feb 28, 2021:

thank you!!! all the korean memos omg I love them!!!! you to kind

manders2280 on Feb 27, 2021:

Omurice! Lots and lots of omurice!!! And in such a beautiful envelope! Thank you!!!

chimerix on Feb 24, 2021:

OMG! Thank you so much for the really wonderful purple dragon ATC! I love it; it is headed straight to my dragon ATC collection. A big Aloha!

Make an ATC in my favorite theme TAG

HippieChick on Feb 15, 2021:

Thank you for the awesome selection of Kawaii goodness for the I collect tag in the PF! I haven't had a chance to go through all of it yet, but I am super excited!! Thank you, you are fab!

manders2280 on Feb 2, 2021:

I did recognize the washi - I just didn't remember sending it to you. I thought it a coincidence that you had the same roll and you did - but just a little of it!

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