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Date Joined: July 11, 2011
Last Online: September 11, 2018
Birthday: November 7
Country: Costa Rica
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About Me

I'm Carla from Costa Rica. I have been pen palling and swapping since I was 9 years old. I swap almost everything that fits in an envelope ^-^. I enjoy preparing and packing my swaps. I always read profiles carefully to try to meet likes and avoid dislikes. I love to make my partners happy with the swaps I send.

I collect letter sets, especially Sanrio and San-x brands. I like sets with 2 sheets + 1 matching envelope, but I will also accept sets with 1 sheet + 1 matching envelope if the original set came like that or is a letter set I am looking for. I have a lot of letter sets to swap, and I'm always looking for letter set swappers. If you are interested in a private swap, you can take a look at my Picasa album, there are all the letter sets I have available for swapping.

When sending letter sets to me, please do not fold them and pack them nicely so they don't get bent during transit. Use a cardboard and a plastic bag to protect them. Thanks!!

If you are my partner on a letter set swap, you will surely get a ♥ heart ♥ from me if you send me all the designs of the letter set, instead of just loose designs from different letter sets. I'm a serious letter set collector and I would really appreciate this. Thank you in advance! (The same applies for loose sticker flakes :)

I sometimes swap other things like kawaii sticker flakes and sacks, memo sheets, deco tapes, jewelry (esp. earrings), socks, pins and typical souvenirs.

If you are interested in a private swap, just PM me! I'm always happy to do private swaps ^-^.

I love to travel, my biggest dream is to travel all around the world one day. I think that every place has something different that makes it special. I try to do a trip at least once per year, but of course it is sometimes too expensive, especially if you go overseas.

My Likes ♥

  • Kawaii likes:

  • Other likes:

    • Characters: ♥ Diddl ♥ Nici ♥ Morning Glory ♥ Minnie Couture ♥ Moomin ♥
    • Favorite colors: ♥ pink ♥ purple ♥ black ♥ blue ♥
    • Stamp like things or official envelope like things (with flag strips, like the swap-bot avatar) ♥
    • Random items: ♥ Sheets with grids ♥ Converse shoes ♥ magnetic bookmarks ♥ earrings (not too long) ♥ polka dots ♥ pins ♥ socks (36) ♥ Japanese washi tape ♥ deco tape ♥ Korean stickers ♥
  • SMASH* Book: ♥ Envelopes/Pockets ♥ Tags ♥ Stickers (Love Papaya Art!) ♥ Japanese washi (paper, flakes, tape) ♥ Magnetic bookmarks ♥ Sticky notes/tabs ♥ Random tidbits ♥ Postage stamps ♥ Labels ♥ Vintage looking items ♥ Retro looking items ♥

  • Japanese animation: I love anime and manga. I have seen many series and I currently follow many others. Some of my favorites are: One Piece (Love Tony Tony Chopper), Naruto, Bleach, Hajime no Ippo, Kenichi, Katekyo Hitman Reborn!, Hunter x Hunter, Skip Beat! and many others.

My Dislikes

  • Designs with real people or real pictures on them (incl. animals & babies).
  • Folded letter sets.
  • Bent, torn, broken, dirty or old looking items.
  • Barbies, Bratz girls, Disney Princesses, Disney stars (like Hanna Montana).
  • Boyish stationery.
  • Flowers (unless they are vintage or kawaii)
  • Holiday themed items.
  • Hamburger themed items.
  • Fb's, Fs's, decos, lyrics, x-slips, all kind of swapping bags, slams, crams and all that stuff.
  • Religious items.
  • Fake items.

Swaps sent, not yet rated

Important note: I take pictures of all the swaps I sent and put them in my Flickr album the day I post them. If you are my partner and want your swap to be a surprise, please don't look at my sent folder.

Angels :)

I used to have a section for flakers and non-raters, but it makes my profile look ugly, so I decided to remember just the good people. This section is for all my angels. Thank you for being great swappers!

@rachelcdoyle @paradoxikal @ColoradoKate & @BBQ

I like to angel swaps whenever I can. I hate to be flaked on, so I know how it feels. On the other side, I like to make people happy ^-^. I consider it as a random act of kindness, so please don't ask for an angel. I angel swaps when money and time allow me. Also, if you have received an angeled swap from me, please kindly update your profile so that other people know that the swap has already been angeled.



NaomiRisa rated for NaomiRisa & Cathleya's swap on Feb 23, 2015
Comment: Hi Carla, finally received the package. It went to Japan before this? Hmm.. Anyway, thank you so much :)
Response: Thank you very much for the rating and the heart, I'm glad it got there safe. Weird that it went to Japan! I hope you liked the earrings. Looking forward to receiving your part of the swap :)
Comment: thank you! i think the themes were sushi, bears, desserts & fish? :p
Response: You're welcome! I hope you liked it. The theme was Japanese Festival :)
sp1c4 rated for My JAPAN Travel Guide on Mar 3, 2014
Comment: Its awesome travel uide :)
kakao rated for My JAPAN Travel Guide on Mar 3, 2014
Comment: Hi , thanks for your participation, I received your document and can't wait to extract all the info I can for my next trip ! I'll publish it on the swap's blog asap ! Cheers xoxo Kakao
sammybongo rated for My JAPAN Travel Guide on Feb 24, 2014
Comment: Hello there got your E-mail. Your blog look so amazing and so much fun. I hope you have a good fun time on your trip. Wow even I want to see that stuff too.
Response: Thank you for the rating and the heart! I'm so glad you liked our itinerary. I'm looking forward to the trip. Only 6 weeks to go! :)
Comment: Are we going on a trip, all around the world? Thanks for all the lovely stickers. Most are new to me.
Response: I wish I could travel all around the world! I'm glad there were some new sticker flakes for you :) Thank you for the rating and the heart ♥
Comment: Thank you so much Carla for the cute sticker flakes you sent to me! I especially loved the Mind Wave ones and the Hello Kitty design :D so adorable!!!
Response: You're welcome Linda. I'm glad my swap finally reached you :) Thank you for the rating and the heart.
turboneko rated for ILK: August Kawaii Sticker Flakes on Sep 3, 2013
Comment: Thank you for the cute flakes! :D
Response: You're welcome Cristina. I'm glad you liked them. I have already sent you all I have from your wishlist lol! Thank you for the heart ❤
Comment: Thank you for your cute swap!
Response: You're welcome, I'm glad you liked it. Thank you for the heart ❤
Comment: Thanks for all the wonderful sticker flakes - the faux postage that look like the vintage photographs we like are great and also the Mongolian kitty.
Response: You're welcome Meredith. I liked those vintage photo like flakes. It is funny how likes are so variable. I didn't like any real pictures themes a while ago and they have become one of my fave themes now.
Comment: Wow Carla! Thanks a lot, those were a lot of sticker flakes ^o^ I liked them all, specially the "squid on a stick" one... So funny! Saludos desde Noruega <3
Response: Hola! :) I'm glad you liked the sticker flakes I picked out for you. Those you mentioned are one of my favorite ones! So cute! Thank you for the rating and the heart ♥
Comment: I am so happy with this swap that I have not even words to thank you!!! It is always great to swap with you, but receiving so many sets in one package is even more exciting!! :) I loved all the sets you sent me and I hope we can swap again soon! Thanks a lot for everything, sweetie! Hugs ~~
Response: I'm glad everything arrived safe and especially that you liked it. I had a lot of fun with this swap and I look forward to our next swap :) It's always a pleasure swapping with you ♥
Comment: Carla, thank you so much for the lovely swap you sent me! I am always really excited when I receive a parcel from you as I know for sure I will love what is inside! <3 <3
Response: You're welcome Carla. I'm glad you liked the letter sets I sent you :) Thank you for the nice rating and the heart!
Comment: OMG wow Carla! I can never thank you enough for sending me awesome vintage San-X lettersets! You sent way more sets than you needed to send! Thank you thank you! May I ask for the information for both sets please? :) thank you!
Response: You're very welcome Linda. I'm glad you liked the sets. Those are actually 3 different sets (I had to check which ones I sent you because I didn't remember). The 4 Mamegoma come of course in one, but the 3 Rilakkuma come 2 in one set and the other is a single set. I'll look for the info and send it to you :)
Comment: Loved the stickers you sent and the way you did the envelopes was to cute! Glad I got you as a partner! :D
Response: My pleasure :) I'm so glad you liked everything. Thank you very much for the rating and the heart ♥
Comment: Thanks for the nice packaging:) THe letter sets are nice:D
Response: You're welcome. I'm glad you liked them. Thank you for the heart :D
tiathyme rated for LS♥: Letter Set Swap - July on Aug 11, 2013
Comment: Thank you! I love the paper you chose, especially the cherry blossom. They're all just beautiful!
Response: You're welcome! I'm very glad you liked what I picked out for you. I was unsure what to choose, but I knew you would like the cherry blossom one :) Thank you for the heart ♥
turboneko rated for ILK: July Kawaii Sticker Flakes on Jul 28, 2013
Comment: Thank you for the lovely flakes. Both the HK and My Melody ones are my absolute favorites!! :D
Response: I'm glad you liked what I picked out for you Cristina :) Thank you for the rating and the heart!
Comment: I loved the stickers you picked out, I don't have any Nyanko ones so I'm so glad to have so many of them now. Loved how you packaged them all into groups as well :)
Response: I'm glad I could add some stickers to your collections :) Thank you for the heart!
Comment: I got your swap today and everything is brilliant. Thank you so much for sending my favourites! Loved the My Melody Washi Tape too, wish I could get some of that over here!
Response: Thank you for the nice rating. I'm glad you liked the letter sets I picked out for you. Yes! that My Melody washi tape is one of my favorites, I love it :) Thank you for the rating and the heart ^_^

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sebastian122 on Nov 7, 2015:

manders2280 on Aug 9, 2015:

ILK Member Appreciation Certificate!
good swapper

NaomiRisa on Jan 9, 2015:

Hi there :) Are you interested in a private swap? Naomi

manders2280 on Dec 31, 2014:

May you have happiness, good health and prosperity in the coming year


sebastian122 on Nov 8, 2014:

Happy Birthday!!!

manders2280 on Feb 14, 2014:

You're welcome. About conversation hearts... the back story

manders2280 on Feb 14, 2014:

conversation hearts

nadithings on Nov 11, 2013:

Carla!! i received your letter last weeks! i just opened them.. im so sorry!! LOL! this was a suprise!! i love reading the letter and i will write back soon! oh and the letter was opened and sealed back by the customs... i think that is why it took soo long! hehe, but im so happy with the letter, it really made my day! xoxo NADI

lasciviouskisses on Nov 6, 2013:

Happy Birthday! :).

tiggerkitn25 on Sep 17, 2013:

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