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CrystalZ

CrystalZ
Date Joined: August 19, 2015
Last Online: July 20, 2017
Birthday: April 6
Country: Canada
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CURRENT NEWS

June 25: Very interested in private swaps for handmade embellishments, postcards, pocket letters, or atc's. Or if you have any other ideas just pm me! Open to swaps with newbies.

About Me

I am 34 years old and live in the Canadian city of Surrey, BC. For any US only swaps I may join/host I do have a US mailing address.

I work full-time doing admin work at a trucking company but am lucky enough to have my weekends off for crafting etc :) I love all animals and I do have a dog in my home....a brussels griffon/terrier cross named Mia.

I enjoy hosting various swaps and try hard to vet the swappers in them to avoid flakers etc. However, if you do wind up flaked on please let me know so I can try and make it right for you!

My Favorites & My Collections

I have listed a few of my favourites, my collections, and things I can always use more of below in order 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 versus the dark turquoisey teal) & coral

Favourite tea: Country Peach Passion from Celestials. I enjoy most any fruit teas though. I have also just tried Pukka - Detox and I love it!

Favorite treat: candy like Skittles or sour candies. Please do not send chocolate.

Favourite bug: butterflies and dragonflies

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

Favourite flowers: tiger lilies, lilac, lavender

Favourite scent: lilac, lavender, watermelon, peach

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

Other themes I enjoy: Disney, florals, gnomes, Paris (especially the architecture), Victorian, Winnie the Pooh ♡, Ziggy (remember him?)

Paper!

My papercrafting journey started with scrapbooking in '98 or so, then cards, then I fell hard for pocket letters in '15, and now I am loving ATC's!

Checknout my Flikr photos (link at the top) to check out some pocket letters I have created. By no means are they the only ones...just the only ones I remembered to take pictures of lol.

I am also obsessed with paper and paper goods...hoarder, collector or whatever you call it I am that! Notebooks, scrapbook paper, notepads....I love it all!

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 the swap calls for it.

  • postcards tied to my likes/collections

  • ocean/beach scenes

  • mountain scenes

  • touristy postcards from anywhere!

    • I am especially looking for one from Vermont USA (last state needed to complete my US States collection). I would also love to receive any from cities across Canada, New York NY, New Orleans LA, and Paris France.

Crafty Bits I Would Love

  • acrylic stamp blocks
  • adhesive tapes, foam tape or strips, foam dots/squares (do not need liquid glue, gluesticks, or ATG tape)
  • collage sheets on cardstock paper
  • ephemera (vintage book papers, diecuts, punchies, fussy cut images on cardstock paper etc)
  • Graphic 45 anything
  • personalized address labels
  • washi tapes, incl. samples

Crafty Bits To Swap

Below is a list of some things I would love to send your way. If you are interested in a private swap please PM me!

  • card blanks w/envies

  • cutouts from magazines etc

  • diecuts & punches

  • game pieces/cards

  • notecards w/envies

  • playing cards

  • postcards (you pick a theme you like)

  • stickers (may be full sheets, partial sheets, or nicely cutout stickers)

  • vintage book pages

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, yarn, knitting needles, pattern books etc.

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

  • chocolate
  • gory themed items
  • makeup
  • nail supplies (fake nails, nailpolishes, nail stickers etc)
  • orange pekoe tea
  • paper clips
  • paper straws
  • perfume or perfume samples
  • pocket letter sleeves
  • religious items such as brochures, etc (I do like postcards featuring churches though)

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, CSI Vegas, CSI Miami, Hawaii 5-0 (new one, never watched the original), Magnum PI, Murder She Wrote

Educational: River Monsters, Zoo Juniors, Food Factory, Food Factory USA, How It's Made, Mythbusters

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, she is a Leo, and her favourite color is green-yellow (something like granny apple green, lime green, etc).

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 chapter books please. She also really enjoys refinishing wood furniture/items like tables, jewelry boxes etc. She doesn't do ANY other craft.

She likes anything blingy or sparkly, chocolate (no mint or dark please), postcards or atc's with a hummingbird, cardinal bird, 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).

Flaking & Angelling

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!

@aprilhite012 flaked on Sparkly-Inchie; angelled by @JudalineZ thank you!

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

@cammii flaked on A Less Ordinary Animal Postcard

Ratings

Marryth rated for Floral Pocket Letter on Jul 19, 2017
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Comment: Thank you so much for the gorgeous pocket letter - I love it! All of the little details are fantastic, and it was such a fun package to open. (And air conditioners really are a lifesaver! When we bought our house a few years ago, we had to replace the furnace soon after. We went ahead and paid the extra for central air while we were at it, and I'm so glad we did!)
Response: I am glad you enjoyed the pocket letter!
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Comment: love them all, and will definitely use at Christmas, even though some are too pretty to use. thanks so much
Response: Thank you for your kind words! I am glad they made it to you safely and that you liked them :)
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Comment: Thank you for the cards.
limetteandlove rated for Pre-Summer Destash Box on Jul 7, 2017
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Comment: Great communication, and great box. Thank you! So much fun to dig into. xo
Response: Glad you enjoyed the box of goodies! Thank you for again for being understanding about things and thank you for the heart!
katiepumpkin rated for Postcard Scavenger Hunt #5 on Jul 3, 2017
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Comment: Thank you for the postcards, and the extra is much appreciated! Receieved 03/07/17
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Comment: Crystal, I wish I could give you 100 hearts! You sent such wonderful cards! I really appreciate that you took the time to look at my profile and send cards you knew I would love--especially since it was sender's choice. I can't decide which card I like best--probably the kitty! I'm all about the kitties ;+) Thanks SO SO SO much.
Response: I am so happy that you liked the cards I picked! Thank you for rating and the heart :)
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Comment: Thank you for the lovely notecard!
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Comment: Crystal, thank you for the great assortment of postcards, Of course my favorite is the Vancouver one with the lighthouse. Shirley
Response: When I found that in my stash I was so excited as it is so hard to even find a postcard in my area of that lighthouse which is weird because it is pretty iconic due to the placement of it right in another tourist attraction....Stanley Park. Glad you enjoyed the postcards!
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Comment: Great swap
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Comment: Wow what a beautiful package of Junk Journal supplies did you sent me. It is lovely! Thanks a lot 💜
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Comment: Great list! Thanks for sharing!
CWarner rated for PH: Postcard Poker #1 on Jun 13, 2017
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Comment: Love the hand you dealt, Crystal -- thanks very much! I'll have to research where that lighthouse is--you don't know off the top of your head, do you?
Response: Sorry I don't recall! I know I have Googled the name on the back though before and it did come up for me....at least the country did. I will go though my lighthouse cards though and see if I can't figure it out as I know I have one of the same lighthouse.
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Comment: Thanks so much for the lovely card. I adore the owl and can't wait to use it. Have a wonderful day. Happy Swapping!
Response: Thank you for the rating and the heart! I am glad you enjoy the owl card!
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Comment: Thanks for your lovely list :) Actually you're right, if Internet didn't exist,then there would be no Swapbot... but sometimes I feel really bad because of it, as because of the Internet the snail mails become less popular, and more people become zombies because of the technology :(
Response: This is so true! This is why I enjoy SwapBot....kind of bringing back snail mail for some people :) Thank you for rating!
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Comment: thanks for sharing
fairypretty7 rated for junk journal supplies - blue on Jun 11, 2017
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Comment: Love this swap, thank you for all the wonderful items and they are all super useful.❤️❤️
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Comment: Well written! I am Canadian, too!
dodie rated for Send Anything - May on Jun 5, 2017
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Comment: Hi from Quebec. Thank you so much for all! The papers sheets are georgious! Love it! Everything is perfect. Let me know if you want to do a private 4x6 scrapbook paper swap....or flipbooks, etc. Swap!
eel rated for Send Anything - May on Jun 4, 2017
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Comment: Hej Crystal, Thank you so much. I love the penguin bookmark! And the stickers, too. My d-i-l tried to make off with the ones that look like stamps. eel
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Comment: Thanks, Crystal. I'll enjoy colouring the other two :)

Rating Overview

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Comments

Marryth on Jul 19, 2017:

Thank you so much for the fantastic goodies towards my July Wishlist! :) I'll definitely be able to use it all, and it's much appreciated. The foxes are ridiculously adorable. ♥

theaterfan23 on May 25, 2017:

Thank you so much for the postcards, stickers, and birthday card from my May Wishlist!

mejulia on May 22, 2017:

Thank you so much for the wonderful desert themed postcards from my May wish list.

user6937 on Dec 28, 2016:

Tags - One on One - Pick 2 (Canada Only): Thanks for the 7 native pc's (most vintage - bonus), and the Winter stickers!

2bneat on Dec 28, 2016:

Thank you for my December wish. I love the scripture cards (they are perfect for what I need them for) and the cheery Christmas card. HaPpY NeW YeAr!

Swan on Dec 27, 2016:

Thank you for the sparkly Christmas card and cute ATC for my Wishlist!

daichki on Dec 16, 2016:

Thank you for the postcards from Canada from Cheap Postage Tag International!

Barbara on Nov 22, 2016:

It was like Christmas for me when I opened your package. Thank you for reading my profile and sending so many goodies for the "I Collect" tag.My favorite are the little dolphin stickers.

kafekafe on Nov 22, 2016:

Your swap arrived today!!! So happy with everything in it! I love the stickersheets and the notecard (I noticed it's from 1989, how cool is that!) Thank you so much for the swap <3 Take care xx

kafekafe on Nov 4, 2016:

Hi Crystal - very happy that my postcards arrived safely! Have a wonderful weekend! :)

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