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Coss

Coss
Date Joined: August 31, 2014
Last Online: June 5, 2020

Country: United States

About Me

I am retired and relocated from Virginia to Tennessee in early 2018.

I enjoy doing paper crafts and sewing. I have gotten into Zendoodling and Copic Markers. I am not great in either, but working hard at it. I feel like I am becoming a hoarder of adult coloring books. I do color often and use the pages for envelopes, etc., just not at the same rate I buy them.

Favorite Music

Most of the music I listen to is from the 60, 70, and 80's. Neil Diamond, Elton John and The Beatles among my favorites.

Favorite Books

Love to read. Mostly mystery or thrillers, an occasional romance. Some favorite authors: James Patterson, Barbara Parker, Sue Grafton, Stuart Wood, Janet Evanovich, David Baldacci.

Favorite Television

Am a TV junkie. TV is on almost all the time whether watching or just for background noise. Some favorite programs: NCIS, Blacklist, Mom, Modern Family, Big Bang Theory and my guilty pleasure is Married at First Sight...... I could go on and on.

Favorite Movies

In addition to TV I love going to the movies. It is great watching a new movie in the theater with popcorn, surround sound and good friends. Some of my favorite movies include Gone with The Wind, Law Abiding Citizen, The Hangover (the original one only), The Words, Seven, Cape Fear, Imitation Game,Theory of Everything and Bridge of Spies, Just Mercy, The Good Liar

Favorite Crafts

I do paper crafts and sew. I find myself sometimes seeking/shopping/collecting supplies more than using them. I do like unusual scrapbook paper. I also sometimes make fabric postcards, so I like small amounts of fabric that has a cool pattern or designs that can be appliquéd for special event postcards (birthday, holidays or special interest- i.e. books, birds, boats, trees, etc.)

Likes

Craft: Washi tape- any colors and patterns. Handmade cards, post cards, Cute Stickers (one dimensional that will go through postal system without additional handling) Favorite Colors: Reds and purples- but need yellows, pinks and blues for my stash. Postcards- Any are fine. I do not collect any particular kind or style. I just like happy mail!

Nothing religous in theme, no Disney, Hello Kitty or Kawaii please. Nothing with glitter. I prefer my coloring pages not to be folded when possible and not to have words. (weird, I know- I just do not like reading my coloring pages)

I really do not collect anything specific. I like handmade postcards or cards to see what people come up with and the different techniques. I prefer my postcards to be sent naked, but am fine with whatever the swap details say. I like when the artist includes what methods they use if the item is somewhat unique in textures/textiles- mixed media, etc.

Anything anyone takes the time and effort to send to me will be appreciated and used. This should be fun so I don't want anyone to stress over their items or what rating they might get from me.
One note: if my last name is spelled incorrectly I do not save the item sent and it will never get a heart no matter how cool it is.

Food: Milk Chocolate, Caramel, Salty snacks No teas or coffee, please

Swapping

I send my swaps on time and always wait to mark sent until I return home from the post office. And I always take my swaps to the post office just to reduce the overall numbers of times it is handled and possibly lost.

I also rate the same day I received. While I do travel frequently I try to time my swaps around it so that my partners are not waiting a week for me to return.

On occasion I have not selected the "save ratings" button. If you feel I should have received your item and not rated, please do not hesitate to PM me. I know what it is like to worry whether things are lost in the mail. In return I would hope for the same courtesy. When I PM asking about a swap, it seems only right that the person responds promptly by either rating or PM'ing that they have not received my item.

Ratings

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Comment: These are fun -- all new to me! Love the pink cat one! Thank you.
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Comment: Thanks! Enjoyed your pictures! I've to all but Casey:)
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Comment: Thank you so much for all the great washi samples. You are so right. There are so many great different patterns and you have not sent any duplicates
9O96O rated for PA: Send Some Thoughts on May 28, 2020
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Comment: How wonderful to get your handmade postcard.Cute children's illustration. I like how the water is textured. At this time in history, happiness reminders are nice to get. In Ontario we've opened up a little but have experienced swarms of people who haven't social distanced. Parks filled up like a day at Woodstock. And with no bathrooms, it has become a problem for nearby homeowner properties. Yuck.
lynnpinkdaisy rated for FCMA: Black and White Postcard on May 22, 2020
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Comment: What a pretty postcard you made. I don't think it's sad that you have that many options of black and white washi. I wish I had that many, but I tend to buy the same colors when I go. I don't know why because my intents is to broaden my stash. It's so strange!
xninolax rated for Boring or dull postcard #6 on May 19, 2020
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Comment: Thank you for the boring card! That's indeed a boring one. No colours whatsoever, even though the subject (planetarium) is actually quite fascinating! I wish you many happy maildays to come!
arystotle rated for CPG Made w/Washi PC - US only on May 18, 2020
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Comment: Thank you, love the theme
AnitaHames rated for UHM: Senders choice card on May 14, 2020
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Comment: Thanks for a very pretty card! The water coloring looks great. And I love the stamp on the back of the envelope (this envelope sealed with...)!
RiverTopanga rated for RSC - Birds are Singing on May 6, 2020
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Comment: Absolutely adorable Singing Birds card! Great imagination :-) Thank you <3 <3 <3
CassandraP rated for Collage Art #2 on May 6, 2020
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Comment: So pretty! Thank you
RockyBeach rated for PA: Collage Whatever on May 2, 2020
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Comment: Thank you for your happy card! Ha, haircut is a problem here too. On Monday it should be possible again. :)
Response: WOW- that arrived really quick.
PaperProf rated for May Scavenger Hunt PC on Apr 28, 2020
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Comment: This PC is terrific! I love how you put all of the items into a river scene. It's cool that you've been to Peoria. The boat tour is fun, and I adore our river. Our house overlooks the river, and we see the steamboat cruising sometimes. Thank you!
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Comment: Hi Cheryl, thanks for the lovely botanical postcard. I hope all is well with you and you can get a haircut soon (your dog too!) Take care and thanks again!
MsBellaDonna rated for Random PC Swap #3 on Apr 24, 2020
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Comment: Thank you so much for the polar bear postcard, I love it! Staying safe here and trying to maintain as much normalcy as possible. We just need to be positive and encourage each other. :) Spending time on swap-bot helps! Be well!
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Comment: Hi, Cheryl. I've been to Sevierville many times. It's a great town and I love it! Stay safe and keep healthy. Richard
Response: I've only been here 2 year, and have loved every minute. Miss some of the sites in DC, but not the craziness.
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Comment: Thank you for the great Norman Rockell! I’m sorry to hear that you’re limited to the neighborhood for your green time outdoors - can’t imagine how that compares to the Smokey Mountains! I know what you mean by the crafts even “getting old” after a bit...I’m so used to have lots of recreational options, that it’s been tuff to finds things to do some days. So, I nap a lot. Seems my brain likes hibernation. 😆 Anyway, I enjoyed receiving your friendly postcard in today’s mail! It was my only mail today!
ASawvel rated for More than one stamp postcard swap #9 on Apr 11, 2020
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Comment: Your two cards are much appreciated! My husband loves donkeys, so that one really made his day. I laughed about your trouble with the swap - only because I can totally relate. I'm sending mail to keep busy, but know to check everything twice - my mind is too busy. I hope you are safe and healthy! Take care and enjoy your dog walks.
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Comment: Thank you a lot for the cat on skis. Now that would something to see, lol ! Also thanks for your jokes. Too funny ! I need some giggles, that's for sure.
Emmyxxoo rated for PA: Make it Yellow on Apr 6, 2020
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Comment: thank you for the lovely yellow postcard....it was a nice bright addition to my postcard collection....
fortannam rated for Simply Send A Postcard USA ~ #2 on Apr 4, 2020
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Comment: Thank you for the fun postcard! I’ve visited Knoxville and Dollywood... but didn’t make it to Chattanooga- it looks fun!