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Hezzie

Hezzie
Date Joined: November 20, 2013
Last Online: September 12, 2015
Birthday: December 26
Country: United States

About Me

I will be taking a hiatus from swapping until after Christmas some time. I am very involved in my community right now and swapping has taken a back seat. I will send out my last swap (Russian Nesting Doll #9) and that will be it for me for a while. I hope you all have a blessed Christmas.

I am 36 years old and work with people who have intellectual and developmental disabilities. I am married to a wonderful man. We have a cat. I live in Massachusetts, USA.

I love traveling, photography, being crafty, and swapping postcard, stickers, fridge magnets, sweets, etc. I have been to Greece, Turkey, India (2x) and England (4x). As well as several places here in the USA. My favorite animal is the panda. But I love peacocks and owls (the colorful ones, not the real ones). My favorite colors are pink, teal, and yellow. I absolutely adore the Moomins. I have never seen the cartoon but I just think they are so cute. I also love Winnie the Pooh, Krtek, and the Russian version of Winnie the Pooh. I love Matryoshka dolls. I have a lot of postcards with them on them. And of course I love Hello Kitty! Who doesn't?!

I always have to be busy doing something, I love to read. Sometimes I just putt around the house doing whatever. I love make up and I have quite a collection. I have been watching youtube make up tutorials for about 5 years now.

My husband and I love to be outside so we go on very long walks around our city. Some people think we're crazy but we just like to keep active.

I can't think of anything else right now. I look forward to swapping with you!

Favorite Books

I love to read and I have lots of favorite books. Of course I love "To Kill a Mockingbird"; Anything written by Dean Koontz; "The Twilight Saga"; "The Count of Monte Cristo"; "The Hunger Games" trilogy; anything written by Charlaine Harris.

I have read so many books I can't think of my favorites :)

Swaps

Updated 4/10/14

I would like to swap mainly postcards, ATC's and stickers. I prefer to swap internationally because I think it offers more of a variety of things. I am not against swapping domestically if its for something different that I am not able to get myself.

I would also like to swap fridge magnets, sweets, and pens (souvenir pens).

I have been swapping postcards and other things for about 1 year now. I have never had a complaint. I live in the US and our postal system is not perfect so if for some reason something did get lost I would absolutely replace it. But please give it a reasonable amount of time.

RATING: I check my post office box 3x per week. I rate as soon as I receive something.

***IF YOU ARE NOT HAPPY WITH SOMETHING I SENT YOU, PLEASE LET ME KNOW BEFORE YOU GIVE ME A BAD RATING. I WILL RE-SEND**** Thanks!!

Favorite Crafts

Recently I have been doing a lot of stamping and coloring using alcohol markers. I enjoy it a lot. But I have done many other types of crafts throughout the years.

I send a lot of postcards and most people ask for them in an envelope so I started making my own envelopes.

kawaii

I am just venturing into the world of kawaii. I have swapped some postcards before but I would really like to swap stickers. I love bright colors, rainbows, cupcakes, (no poo please), Panda, animals, French theme, London/England/British,

Things I like

Some themes that I love:

Eiffel Tower; Panda; Bright colors; kawaii ([no poo], bears, french, floral cupcakes, rainbows, animals,bright colors are all OK.); cupcakes; butterflies; recipe postcards; bright colorful owls; hearts and heart shaped things; Moomin; Krtek; London; old bridges; doors; Anything with hearts or heart shaped; Matryoshka dolls; Winnie the Pooh; Union Jack (The British Flag); London; Tower Bridge; Big Ben; tea pots, tea cups; I LOVE snails; turtles; mushrooms

I love socks, the more colorful the better (US Size 9-11); stickers, bold pens or pigment ink pens, water color pencils

benny

snail

peeta

UJ

teatime

JRM

keepcalm

Dislikes

I DO NOT like tourist postcards. I have loads of them.

I DO NOT like anything with nudity on it.

One of the things that I particularly dislike is when I spend hours and sometimes days on a particular swap (especially ATC's or anything with a crafting aspect) and then when I am rated I don't even get a "thank you". I always thank people. Its just polite. I don't need a heart if you don't want to give me one, that's fine. But a little consideration goes a long way.

flake

My ATC Process

Recently, I started making ATC's and participating in swaps. And in reading some profiles it occurred to me that some people might think I just glue things together with no thought. So I thought I would put a little note about my process. I don't always draw my ATC's because I can't draw LOL I use rubber stamps a lot and markers. And I also use paper or other media/embellishments that need to be glued. But believe me, I put a lot of thought into my cards. Some of them are even riddles. And most of them take 1-2 days for me to make. So if you ever receive an ATC from me please know that it was made with lots of TLC and a lot of thought went into making it. Thanks for reading!

Postage helpful hints

Over the past year or so, thanks to my local friendly postal workers, I have learned a lot of things about postage.

USA ONLY:

1) If the envelope is not completely flat (letter or card) there is extra postage for handling. Especially if there is something in the envelope. The extra postage is for hand sorting. This way it doesn't go through the machine and get ruined/lost. I don't want to say what I think the postage is because I can't guarantee it but its not much more than first class when shipping with the US. Its approx. $1 more when shipping int'l.

2) When in doubt, bring it to the post office. I would much rather take the extra time to bring something to the post office than have it get lost or damaged.

3) I see people writing "Hand post" on their envelope but they don't put extra postage. If something is "non-machineable" then it requires extra postage.

Ratings

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Comment: I love your ATC! It's always so wonderful to see other people's art! Thank you! :)
Response: So glad you like it. You're very welcome :)
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Comment: great card! thanks
Response: You're welcome :) Thanks for the heart!
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Comment: What a wonderful matryoshka ATC you made! I absolutely love it and have enjoyed this series of ATCs very, very much!
Response: So glad you like the ATC and this series :) Thanks for the heart!
shellyc rated for ISS: Halloween Envie on Nov 18, 2014
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Comment: Hi! I've received your swap today, and I'm so glad it isn't lost! Although Halloween is long over, late is better than not arriving ;) The envie looks really great with your stitching, and thank you for the cute stickers too!
Response: I'm so happy and relieved!!! Thanks for the heart!
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Comment: Hi Hezzie.. I just got your ATC..its adorable and I love it....thank you so very much :) A
Response: I'm glad you like it :) Thanks for the heart!
qbee rated for Teacup ATC on Oct 24, 2014
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Comment: thank you. Debbie
punkstardust rated for NH: handmade envelopes #4 on Oct 21, 2014
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Comment: Thank you so much for all the cool stuff! The envelopes were nicely made and very artistic - I especially like the one with the leaves design. Also thank you so much for the kawaii extras! I LOVE kawaii and I'm currently on a kawaii binge, so it's nice to add some things to my collection! :) Thank you! <3
Response: You're welcome. I'm glad you liked everything. thanks for the heart!
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Comment: Thank you for the matroyshka, she is so cute. I agree, this is definitely one of my favorite series. Great idea. :0)
Response: You're welcome. Thanks for the heart. I'm glad you're enjoying the series :)
tingtinga2602 rated for Non-Tourist PC Swap INT #10 on Oct 9, 2014
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Comment: lovely cup cake card.. Love the stamps too.
Response: You're welcome. Thanks for the heart :)
jkatz rated for Pumpkin ATC ~ USA on Oct 8, 2014
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Comment: Thank you so much! I like your background technique.
Response: You're welcome. So glad you like it!! :D
phrenologist rated for Purple sugar skull ATC on Oct 6, 2014
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dvmac rated for Non-Tourist PC Swap INT #10 on Oct 2, 2014
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Comment: Hi Hezzie. Nice to see you again. And thanks for the nontourist pc. My favorite kind.
Response: I'm glad you like it :)
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Comment: Thanks for the fun ATC!
Response: You're welcome. Thanks for the heart!
urocyonfox rated for ***Fall ATC*** on Sep 29, 2014
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Comment: lovely atcs thank you
Response: You're welcome.
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Comment: Thank you so much for the beautiful matryoshka Dezzie. I love it, what a great addition to my collection. Thank you for proposing us that theme.it is a wonderful idea and if I missed the first one I will be in all the colors!
Response: I'm glad you like it :) Thanks for the heart!
Lesley73 rated for Partner's Like ATC L&H on Sep 22, 2014
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Comment: Thanks hezzie for another great ATC :-)
Response: You're welcome :)
dvmac rated for Book Page/ Butterfly ATC on Sep 21, 2014
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Comment: Hi Hezzie! I was excited too when I saw you would be my partner. Thank you so much for introducing me to SB. I have done more than 100 swaps now and am really loving it. Thanks again!
Response: I wish we were partners more often :) Thanks for the heart!
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Comment: Thank you so much for the ATC !! <3
Response: You're welcome! Thanks for the heart :)
Michelle0329 rated for ***Circles ATC*** on Sep 20, 2014
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Comment: Thank you for the wonderful card I love it!!
Response: So glad you like it :) Thanks for the heart!
SamiE rated for Decorated envie and ATC on Sep 8, 2014
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Comment: Thanks for the Snail Mail ATC and the envie. I do worry about our mail service these days, though. Thanks for the flowers.
Response: You're welcome! Thanks for the heart :)

Rating Overview

Overall Hearts Stars Hosted
5.0000 149 37 40
Completed Fives Threes Ones
164 199 0 0
Type 1 Type 2 Type 3 Uncategorized
1 52 111 0
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Comments

Candyn29 on Jul 19, 2014:

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IrinaBG on May 28, 2014:

Thank you so much for angeling the Simple Swap #3! ♥ Wish you all the best!

AZmom875 on Apr 29, 2014:

Resending Any ATC Senders Choice #2 Sorry the envie was empty or damaged or whatever postal mystery happened to the contents.

Hezzie on Mar 23, 2014:

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tonewadventures on Mar 21, 2014:

Thanks for joining Easy ATC Swap #2

Happy swapping! Have fun!

tonewadventures on Mar 21, 2014:

Thank you for joining Easy ATC Swap #1

Happy Swapping!

reesespieces on Feb 27, 2014:

Thank you so much for the postcard it's beautiful! Thanks again for being an angel for the simple swap #1very very much appreciated!!

sassafrass on Feb 2, 2014:

Welcome to International Small Swaps! We are happy to have you :) I hope you will enjoy the group and find a swap or two to join.

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