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CrystalZ

CrystalZ
Date Joined: August 19, 2015
Last Online: July 15, 2019
Birthday: April 6
Country: Canada
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Here I will list any tags, RAK's, wishes, and resends that I need to send.

  • ephemera (vintage if I have) to @lmadames for Tag Through the Alphabet game (6/24)

About Me

I am in my 30's and live in the Canadian city of Surrey, BC...just outside of Vancouver. For US only swaps I do have a US mailing address.

I am a non-smoker but I do have a dog in the house. Her name is Mia and she is a brussels griffon/terrier cross.

PROFILE UPDATED: June 27/19

My Favorites & My Collections

I have listed a few of my favourites and my collections to potentially help my partners. Please know though that just because something isn't on my favs list etc doesn't mean I won't enjoy what you pick to send my way!

Favourite colours: teal (leaning more towards a lighter teal/aqua) or any jewel tone (emerald, sapphire, etc)

Favourite tea: Country Peach Passion from Celestials. I enjoy most any fruit or desert flavour tea though. And any tea with anise or licorice too!

Favourite bird: owls and hummingbirds, but I really love all birds. I especially enjoy images of vintage (or vintage inspired) illustrated birds.

Favourite scent: lilac, lavender, melons, peach

Favourite sports teams & athletes: NHL Edmonton Oilers, CFL Edmonton Eskimoes. Fav athletes are Wayne Gretzky and Trevor Linden.

Other themes I enjoy: Disney, butterflies, dragonflies, florals, gnomes, Paris (especially the architecture), Winnie the Pooh, Ziggy (remember him?), and Totoro

Paper!

My papercrafting journey started with scrapbooking in '98 or so, then cards, then I fell hard for pocket letters in '15, and then on to ATC's. I am hoping to get into making my own junk journals this year, 2019!

Check out my Flikr photos (link at the top) to check out some pocket letters I have created.

I am also obsessed with paper and paper goods...hoarder, collector or whatever you call it I am that! While I love all things paper I do not need anymore scrapbook paper or paper scraps.

Postcards

I like receiving them "naked" or in an envelope. I don't mind receiving well-made & sturdy Zazzle cards but please no handmade cards or ad/freebie cards unless they are tied to my likes/collections!

  • postcards tied to my likes/collections

  • mountain scenes

  • Unesco and/or historical sites

  • touristy postcards from anywhere!

    • I would especially love to receive any from the Canadian Maritimes, Vancouver Island, New York City, New Orleans LA, and Paris France.

Other Random Things I'd Like

This is just a small selection of things I like receiving. Please do not take this tiny list to be an exhaustive list, it is just a few things that I use often is all. I welcome whatever you feel I may like!

  • deco tapes
  • vintage book papers
  • diecuts & punchies
  • fussy cut images on cardstock paper
  • Graphic 45 anything
  • handmade envelopes (at least 4.5"x6.5")

Please do not send....

I unfortunately do not do any other crafts (other than papercrafting) like knitting, candlemaking, sewing etc thus I can not make use of any items for other crafts like fabric, paint, yarn, or knitting needles, etc. The exception is vintage pattern books as those are great to add to junk journals!

I am pretty easy to please overall but below are the other things I dislike or simply just have to much of already.

  • buttons of any kind
  • big gemstones/rhinestones
  • craft books for any craft including papercrafting
  • gum
  • gory themed items
  • junk mail type ephemera (such as store flyers, newspapers, real estate ad cards, coupons, restaurant menus, etc....basically the stuff that goes from your mailbox to the recycle bin I have zero need for)
  • magazines or magazine cutouts
  • makeup
  • paper scraps (unless for a destash swap; I generally have more than enough of my own, thanks!)
  • paper straws
  • perfume or perfume samples

Favourite Movies & Television

MOVIES

I am a huge lover of Disney, Pixar, and DreamWorks movies like Happy Feet, Toy Story, Shrek, etc. My fav of course is Winnie the Pooh :)

I am a big fan of both Paul Walker and Vin Diesel so pretty much anything with either of them in it I love...any of the Fast & Furious movies, XXX, etc.

I also enjoy the musical/dancing focused movies. Grease 1 & 2, Dirty Dancing 1 & 2, Footloose (original and remake), High School Musical series etc.

TELEVISION

Comedies: Golden Girls, Big Bang Theory, Two Broke Girls, Two and a Half Men, The Odd Couple (new one, never watched the original), Friends, Frasier

Drama: NCIS, NCIS LA, NCIS New Orleans, CSI Vegas, CSI Miami, Hawaii 5-0 (new one, never watched the original), Magnum PI (original one) Murder She Wrote, Murdoch Mysteries

Educational: River Monsters, Zoo Juniors, Food Factory, Food Factory USA, How It's Made, Mythbusters (with original team)

My Mom

My Mom is my very best friend and is my world. I may from time to time join swaps/play tags and ask for a gift/stocking stuffer for her instead of me so I wanted to tell you a bit about her and her likes.

Her name is Mavis and she is in her mid 50's. Her birthstone is a ruby and she is a Leo. Her favourite colours are cream/ivory, purple, raspberry pinky red, or granny smith apple green.

She most enjoys watching "her stories" on tv....NCIS, NCIS Los Angeles, Hawaii 5-0, Criminal Minds, etc. She likes reading magazines and short article type books (think of the facts & trivia bathroom reader type books lol). No novels please. She also really enjoys refinishing wood furniture/items like tables, jewelry boxes etc. She can use little knobs or embellishments for the jewellery boxes. She doesn't do ANY other craft like scrapbooking, painting, or sewing.

She likes anything blingy or sparkly, atc's with a hummingbird, cardinal bird, dogs or cats, or vintage items or images on them (like an old timey stroller, or vintage ladies etc), anything that says "Live, Laugh, Love" on it, and anything Calgary Flames (ugh don't even start me on that lol). She also has an affinity for chef themed things.

She does like postcards featuring churches and old timey/vintage images (cute ads, etc).

Treatwise she enjoys chocolate (no dark or mint flavour please), caramel flavour, and green tea. Please do not send gum for her.

Anything you are sending to her please address to Mavis Armitage. She has the same address as me though.

Angels

I understand life happens and will give people a second chance to make things right. So if you have flaked on me, and want to make it up, please message me!

Listed below are swaps I have been flaked on (thankfully not many) and the kind angel that came forward.

Sparkly-Inchie; angelled by @JudalineZ thank you!

Where You Live PC November; angelled by @LucyToons thank you!

A Less Ordinary Animal Postcard; angelled by @Fever thank you!

Ratings

paperlvr rated for Paper Craft De-Stash USA on Jun 26, 2019
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Comment: Wow! You sent me such a wonderful collection of items! I am so excited to try everything! Thank you very much for the apparent time, effort and care you put into my swap! xxxooo and many, many hearts!
Response: So glad it arrived to you safely! Hope you create some fun things with everything :)
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Comment: Good Luck with your craft area! I really love how your space turned out!
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Comment: You got a lot done! I think most of us didn't quite get it all, but your hard work shows. I agree with you saying it's always kind of going to be a work in progress :) Thanks for hosting this much needed swap!
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Comment: You did and awesome job!
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Comment: Looks great - you should be able to find things easier; sometimes I wish I had just one place to work with :)
sassafrass rated for IPC: Scrappy Scrapbooking Tags on Jun 1, 2019
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Comment: Thank you so much Crystal! Love the tags, and hope you had fun using up your scraps!
Response: So good to hear they finally arrived to you! It was fun digging into my scraps....you always have the best scrap buster type swaps :)
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Comment: Thank you for the awesome pocket folder and goodies! I love everything ❤
user6937 rated for Paris on May 31, 2019
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Comment: Very pretty, thank you, Crystal! I didn't get an Arc de triomphe pc while I was in Paris, so appreciate this one :)
Response: So glad you got it so quickly and that you like it! Thank you for rating and the heart :)
mb58ca rated for CDN Swappers: For the Book Lovers on May 18, 2019
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Comment: Interesting reads. I'd like to read the "Disney Trivia" book and "The Forest Wife" sounds like something I'd be interested in.
Response: The Forest Wife was such a good book...or trilogy of books as it were really. I would highly reccomend reading that one if you can!
user6937 rated for CDN Swappers: For the Book Lovers on May 15, 2019
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Comment: Hope you enjoyed reading the books you did! I think I might have the Kon-Tiki book around here somewhere, too, haha. Thanks for signing up :)
Response: I did enjoy reading the books I did get to! I would highly reccomend reading the Kon-Tiki book if you do have it. Such an unassuming book with a boring cover (definately a good case for not judging a book by its cover!). I was going to tear it apart for my crafting initially, as it is falling apart, but then decided to give it at least one read before and now I am glad I did! It will instead now be repaired best I can then added to my permanent collection :)
user6937 rated for CS: Postcard Destash #3 on May 3, 2019
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Comment: Thanks!
9O96O rated for Canadians are the BEST on Apr 23, 2019
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Comment: Thanks for the generous amount of blank postcards. I especially like the white dog, the Willows painting, and the nice 2012 Queen Elizabeth stamp on the envelope.
Response: Glad you liked the postcards! Thank you rating and for the heart :)
simcoe54 rated for Postcards 1 / 2 / 3 on Apr 8, 2019
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Comment: Great cards. Thanks
soccer8s rated for PH: 3 + 3 Postcard Swap #4 on Apr 2, 2019
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Comment: Love them! Thank you!
nightswimmer rated for CS: New Year, New You? on Mar 10, 2019
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Comment: Thanks for the cute card and letter!
mb58ca rated for Calling all teal lovers! on Feb 13, 2019
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Comment: Awesome items! Thanks so much. I never tire of seeing this color ;)
Response: Me either...thanks for hosting these fun swaps!
anicka22 rated for FS: A Christmas With Me on Feb 5, 2019
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Comment: Thank you dor the sweet letter!
Paige1900 rated for Private Swap: Christmas For... on Jan 24, 2019
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Comment: OMG...How fabulous! Thank You so much for all the Xmas stuff! I can't wait to put it to good use! ♥
Response: So glad to hear your package arrived...thanks for being a great swap partner!
ccmmsu rated for junk journal supplies - purple on Nov 27, 2018
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Comment: ** I'm so sorry for the late rating! I must not have hit "Save" the first time.** Thank you so much for a beautiful swap! Not only do I love everything you sent, but the packaging is so clever. I love, love, love it!! Buckets of hearts for you! :)
Response: So happy to hear it arrived!
SuZignomeMoM rated for BL ~ Butterfly Flip Book on Nov 24, 2018
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Comment: ♥ I love everything about this book from the impeccable craftsmanship to the coordinating colours. Thank you so much for this flip book filled with wonderful bits and bobs.
Response: I had fun making the flipbook for you and I am happy that you liked it! I love butterflies and it was so nice to get to make one in my favourite theme :)

Rating Overview

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Comments

Ukucaitie on Jul 8, 2019:

Hello! Got The Canadian Rockies Postcard From the Postcard Tag from you today! Thank you so very much! I loved your note about living there, It sounds beautiful. I would love to visit there one day. Thank you so much.

anicka22 on Jun 13, 2019:

Thank you so much for the pretty washi samples and the cute stickers for my May wishlist!!

user6937 on May 25, 2019:

FOPS tag > Pick 2! Your beautiful hummers have arrived (I know just what swap I'll be using some of them in) - oh, do I wish I knew how to use a Cricut - along with the 15 envelopes! I actually got these on Thursday but I just grabbed the mail out of the box, and then went out; and, then yesterday, we had to go to our campsite to accept our new (to us) trailer - yay :).

simcoe54 on May 7, 2019:

Canadian Swappers - Paper RAK -- Thanks so much for the stacked envie filled with different papers. I can find lots of uses for them!

mgallardo68 on May 5, 2019:

Thank you so much Crystal!! I got the envelope! It was a resend for an August-2018 wish :-) I loved it!! The Xmas little book is BEAUTIFUL and the papers great for my collages! Hugs! ♥

CurlyTea on Apr 8, 2019:


Happy Birthday!

jinxspinx on Apr 7, 2019:

The Junk journal RAK was received yesterday! Ahhhh!! Thank you so much. You are so sweet to send all that! I cant wait to look through it all. Ty again!

user6937 on Apr 5, 2019:

Your junk journal supplies have arrived! Thank you SO much ;)

Journeyoften on Jan 24, 2019:

Thank you so much for the RAK of postcards! You chose such beautiful water photos and ships and boats and oh my! These showed up in my mailbox on a very bad day with bad medical news about my father- and it was just a joy to open them and look through what you sent. Thank you so much for doing this and blessing me with many smiles. It is much appreciated and I hope that you are blessed in return!!! <3 Thank you!!!

simcoe54 on Jan 16, 2019:

FOPS Swap RAK - Thanks for the wonderful assortment of postcards. Can't wait to add them to my collection.

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