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HelloCupcake

HelloCupcake
Date Joined: September 15, 2011
Last Online: June 8, 2015
Birthday: February 18
Country: United States

About Me

::UPDATED February 2015::

I love food, cooking, going out to eat, trying new recipes, enjoying old favorites...did I mention I love to eat?

I love sending and receiving mail and am always looking for new people to write to.

Used stamps? I'm always surprised by how many people get rid of their cancelled stamps, don't throw them out, send them my way! They'll always be loved and put to good use with me :)

I love scary movies and haunted places.

Things I Love!

  • Fancy Rats!
  • Floral print, polka dots and stripes!
  • Hello Kitty!
  • Cute owls!
  • Alligators!
  • Cows, piglets, cute farm animals!
  • Moose!
  • Giraffes!
  • Bats!
  • Baby Deer!
  • Cute foxes!
  • Cupcakes!
  • Bows! & Bow headbands!
  • Letter writing and pen pals
  • OFFICE SUPPLIES! My heart skips a beat for pens and stationery!
  • Fabric and ribbon!
  • The beach! Seashells, anchors, anything beach related or nautical themed.
  • Halloween & Christmas!
  • Board Games! I enjoy classic American games like Monopoly, Scrabble, Battleship, but especially love Euro games like Dominion, Carcassonne, Ticket to Ride, Coloretto, etc.
  • Gray. I also like brown, yellow, turquoise, pink, etc. Basically gray is my favorite.
  • Finding treasures in antique shops
  • Anything airmail themed
  • My cursive typewriter
  • Craft stores! Michaels, AC Moore, Pat Catans, Joann Fabric
  • Envelopes!
  • Ultra Fine Sharpies!
  • Marvy Le Pen
  • I love lots of things!

Foods I Love!

Not that this applies to swaps, but why not? It's fun to know peoples favorite things!

  • Chicken
  • Sushi
  • Tacos
  • Pasta
  • I don't like chocolate but I love white chocolate
  • Rice
  • Green beans
  • Stuffing
  • Turkey and gravy
  • Toast and gravy
  • Chicken and dumplings
  • Any yummy crockpot meal
  • Soup!
  • Anything Italian
  • Breadsticks, garlic bread, pumpernickel bread
  • Pickles
  • Pretzels
  • Salt and Vinegar chips

Dislikes

I hate to have a dislike section as I'm generally a very accepting person. Especially in terms of a swap when I think people are being generous as it is, I hate to have a negative side to it but there are certain things that I really have zero interest in.

  • cat things. I know some people are cat people. I'm not.
  • anything religious. This should seriously be avoided. I respect the fact that not everyone has the same beliefs but I have a serious problem with people thinking that they need to sell their religion to others. I would never be in your face about my beliefs or lack there of, please give the same respect.
  • Cartoons. Precious Moments. (Exceptions: Hello Kitty/Sanrio & Pokemon are cute too!)

Postcards!

I never realized people could be so picky with postcards! I like them sent as is; I collect them but not as a collector would (pristine, insist on them being in an envelope, no writing no stamps, etc.) I LOVE to see what stamps people choose, what they choose to write, what card they picked out. That's what makes it special! Feel free to fill a postcard up and send it my way.

I like most all postcard themes especially from specific places (state, country, landmark, etc.), map cards, anything! Same as in my dislikes, the only kind of things I don't like are cutesy cat things and cartoony things (except Hello Kitty, I love her).

Honestly, even if I hate the design of the postcard, I'm still going to be thankful that you took the time to send something my way and I'll still thank you for it. The picture isn't nearly as important as the fact that an actual person took the time to send a postcard.

Favorite Crafts

I love so many crafts! I make mail art, envelopes, bracelets from thread, scrapbook, Smashbook and recently got a sewing machine. I can't wait to start making my own things like accessories, bows, bags and things for my house. I really can't wait to learn to quilt but I think I'll start small first :]

I went to art school for Graphic Design but I'm pretty terrible at traditional "art" besides that. We were required to take drawing, painting, ceramics etc. and for the life of me I still can't draw. I'll stick to crafts rather than "art."

Communication is Key!

I cannot stress this enough! I am an incredibly understanding person. Life is so unpredictable and even if someone looks like they're doing fine on the outside, their life could really be crashing down around them. Things happen very unexpectedly, often without any notice.

The key is actually communicating this to your swap partner. I can guarantee most people on this site would be very understanding of any situation to arise, as they all have lives outside of swap-bot too. However, no one is a mind reader! If you don't send a swap out or send late, please don't question why you're being scored accordingly. The rating system is there for a reason and if it weren't, people would be flaked on way more often. I understand that some people may be more private about their lives but fear not, you don't have to go into every last detail about why you won't have your swap out on time. A very simple PM on or before the send date is all it takes to have a very understanding swap partner. A late swap with prior communication from a swapper that feels badly about getting it out late, yet is doing the best they can, is still grounds for a 5, while a late swap with no communication will earn you a quick 3.

One thing I don't have sympathy for is people that make their own problems and whine to anyone who will listen to feel bad for them. Don't complain about being overwhelmed when you have 15 swaps on your dashboard and you keep signing up for more.

Bottom line, most people on here genuinely want to give you a 5. Give them a reason to.

Ratings

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Comment: When and if I receive I will re-rate.
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Comment: Thanks!
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Comment: Beer beer beer yummy beer! (Though I'm not so fond of the spiced brews myself.) Thanks!
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Comment: Oh Ashley the cardboard you sent me was beyond wonderful! I never thought I would find a way to combine my love of Halloween, beer and mail but by golly you did it!!! :D Thank you so much,,,,and yes, I am the blog Randi, let me know if you start one up!
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Comment: I'm totally jealous of your typewriter! Now I'm going to be on the hunt for one like that! Thanks for the cute cupcake stickers too!
funkhoup rated for I Love My Crockpot -November on Nov 26, 2011
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Comment: Thank you for the recipe. Sounds yummy!!
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Comment: Thanks so much! These are cute =)
swap4fun rated for Quick State Mapcard Swap on Nov 9, 2011
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Comment: Thank you for the state postcard :)
Foreverbooks rated for Quick State Mapcard Swap on Nov 9, 2011
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LindaRichards rated for QUICKIE POSTCARD SWAP on Nov 5, 2011
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Comment: AWESOME POSTCARD! THANK YOU SO MUCH! I LOVE IT!
Response: I'm so happy you liked it! Like I mentioned, I was saving it for the right occasion and I was very excited to see that it would be something you'd enjoy. Thank you for the quick rating and the heart! Happy swapping :]
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Comment: Love the cursive font!!! Great story about how you found it.
Response: Thank you so much for having such an awesome swap! Can't wait to keep joining these. Thanks for the quick rating and the heart! Happy swapping :]
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Comment: We all have to have our guiltly pleasures I guess =) Thank for the card
Response: :) you know it! Thanks so much for the quick rating and the heart. Happy swapping!
katzenjammy rated for Chunk O Cardboard - October 2011 on Oct 30, 2011
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Comment: Fantastic - I've never heard of this brewery or their beer (which is kind of unusual, because I'm a total craft beer hound.) I fondest of IPAs; guess you could say I'm a bitter woman! ;-)
Response: So glad you liked it! I was so excited to see that you loved craft beers, I wanted to send you one of each that I had made from the different boxes! Oh my...I can go on and on about craft beers and breweries, I hope we get to continue this conversation sometime! Thanks for the heart and happy swapping :]
Sarah77 rated for Chunk O Cardboard - October 2011 on Oct 28, 2011
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Comment: Thanks!
Response: Thank you for the quick and nice rating!
PostMuse rated for Quick and Easy Halloween Card Swap on Oct 28, 2011
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Comment: What a super fantastic note! And I love the "Hello My Name Is" labels :-) Thank you very much!
Response: I'm so glad you liked it! The same day I sent it I got the great PC from you and thought it was a nice coincidence. Michael's already had their Halloween labels on clearance weeks ago, I couldn't resist! Thank you so much for the heart, looking forward to seeing you around Misty's group and swapping again!
penthief rated for Get To Know You- PC Swap on Oct 27, 2011
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Comment: I love the spooky card!! And don't worry I get completely mesmerized by the ghost hunting shows!!
Response: Don't you just love how quickly mail goes between us?! We should try a carrier pigeon sometime! Thank you for the heart lovely, are you sure you have any heart left?! You send a piece of it in all the mail you send out! :]
cacking rated for Hello Kitty Little Swap #1 on Oct 20, 2011
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Comment: Thank you for all the Hello Kitty stuff, I did this swap for my daughter because she loves Hello Kitty. She loved all the things you sent and was so excited to get to unwrap them all. Thanks!
Response: I am so glad to hear and you are VERY welcome! I'm almost glad it was for your daughter because I could see someone younger liking the Hello Kitty Best Friend pins and the pencils. I thought they were adorable myself but I think someone of that age can appreciate them even more than us! Thanks so much for the heart and happy swapping!
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Comment: Thank you! I love them.
Response: Great to hear, very glad they made it safely! Thank you so much for the heart, I hope your mailbox is full and happy with swaps!
pinkbixi rated for Long Penpal Letter Swap on Oct 6, 2011
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Comment: Thank you so very much for your loveley letter... I did answer your letter last week... I hope you got it yet... take car :)
Response: Thank you for the great letter and quick response! I'm looking forward to keeping in touch and you will have a letter back from me very soon! Thanks so much for the heart! Happy swapping :]

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Comments

Brendanc on Nov 29, 2011:

I wanted to check in with you. I have sent you a couple of messages that are unread still over the past few weeks and can tell that you've been online here. I have sent the Homemade envies to you twice in November, with the most recent time on 11-28-11. I will be watching to see if you receive them and re-rate me. Thanks!

Adriadru on Oct 6, 2011:

Thanks for the tote bag, so sweet! I really enjoy it, it is just for this season, we are starting the spring now!

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