I try to post my artwork on my Flickr Account and Instagram. Also swaps containing kawaii and anything more then a couple bucks. So if there is a swap by me coming to you and you DO NOT want the surprise to be spoiled please DO NOT look at either of those! Sometimes I forget to take pictures. Or like I said if they are tiny kawaii swaps I don't waste my time. So my accounts DO NOT define the swaps I do or the swapper I am since I don't always post.
Also do not assume your swap will be like every other swap. I do try my hardest to put everything into my swaps. However, do not assume they will all be the same. I take into account materials and everything else. The more costly the material the less you get. For example: I'm not going to spend $15 worth of material on one ATC and only $5 worth on another. I have a life as well as children and issues just as everyone else does. We can not always control everything in our lives. Depression, anxiety, creative blocks, and everything else can happen without us wanting them to.
ALSO: We have a white short haired cat. She doesn't sit where I craft but she uses the table to climb on and off the ledge of my front window now and then. She doesn't really shed but cat hair does get around. I promise not to dump cat hair in your swaps. However a stray hair may find it's way to you. I hope it doesn't but I try my hardest to not let that happen.
We have added a chihuahua/jack russel mix to our family ^.^ his name is Titan. Again I do not plan to allow him to lounge around on anything but if short tan/golden brown hair makes it into you swap I am truly sorry and it was not on purpose >.<
(2.01.14) RECYCLE: I will now be recycling packaging sent to me through swapping and penpalling. I will not overuse packing so as to not ruin a swap. However, please be advised some packing may not be the freshest looking. Haha. Why buy new when something can be reused? Or how about buying recycled packaging instead?
Thanks for stopping by! A friend of mine got me hooked on Swap-Bot and now I am trying to get as many people as possible hooked as well! Happy Swapping!
I am a 30 year old mother. I have an 13 year old daughter and a 9 year old son. I am also happily engaged. I am a stay at home mom. I take care of the home front while my fiance works. He use to be an Ironworker. Don't know what an Ironworker is? Check out IRON MEN on the weather channel. You'll get the idea of what a normal day of work is for him was like. He now works in not so much of a dangerous environment. Haha. He makes tires now at Coopertire. We have a Jack Russel Chihuahua mix puppy names Titan. Along with a pure white cat named Duchess.
[UPDATE: 5.4.18] After a chaotic rolercoaster called life we have moved and are back on our own. Sadly last summer we lost A LOT of stuff in a storage flood. So there is a lot we don't have now but luckily we can slowly replace it here and there and we still have each other! So can't complain too much lol.
Life can sometimes get hectic here. I will not do something though if I doubt I can not follow through with it. Though again sometimes things get hectic and life passes by and I lose track of time. I will be in contact as much as possible with partners if something shall come up and hinders my abilities to swap accordingly.
I am not your typical young mother. I do have my head on straight and know my priorities. I know what it's like to feel like you are going crazy because you have no social life. However, there are always other ways to make up for this. Snail mail friends and places like this can semi help.
Though I love gaming and having fun just as much as anyone else. I love the old school games. Like Super Mario Bros, Donkey Kong, Pac Man, Tetris, and many others. Though I love plenty of newer games and those series as well.
Even though I love having fun and what not, I know my limits and what I can and can not do and when and when not to do something.
I am looking for new friends and would love to swap stuff as long as I can find something worth giving to someone. I want to be serious about this and wish for others just to be as serious as I am.
I love snail mail as well! I am always looking for a new penpal. However, only LONG term penpals. I really hate people who just want to be penpals and drop for no reason or only want the goodies I send. I hand write all my letters and love to decorate them. Pinterest is a nice place to get some inspiration from. I am always looking for fun cute ways to make my penpal letters/packages fun and cute!
I rate the day I receive a swap. I do not rate by your artistic ability. If I feel you tried then that is all that matters. However, if I feel you spent less then a minute on it do not expect a heart. I don't give hearts for extras I don't expect others to either. I give hearts for how much I love the initial swap. Not for the extras you send.
If you have not received a swap from me after some time please, contact me before rating. I make sure to send my swaps out before they are due. Sometimes shipping takes longer then expected for who knows what reasons. The last town I lived in I had swaps getting lost and arriving weeks after I sent. It was insane. I had a swap where I had to resend it THREE times to four different partners....I stopped swapping because of it. So PLEASE! let me know asap if your swap is taking longer then normal to arrive!
Also on that note, please feel free to message me if you feel I should have received your swap and have not rated already. Like stated before I rate the day I receive a swap. Also I am well aware things happen. Sometimes mail gets lost or misplaced. If this happens it's okay! Just let me know and send it out asap. I have had my hubby make a mail run just to find a misplaced piece tucked between the middle compartment and from passenger seat....life happens. Husbands happen LOL.
If I feel I will miss the deadline, or if I do miss the deadline, I will let you know as soon as possible. Hopefully, that should never happen ^.^
If for some reason something sadly gets lost in the mail and does not make it home to you please let me know. I will try to send you something again. Once it is out in the mail I will let you know.
~ Be a Darling Kawaii Swapper and read Kawaii 101 ~
[UPDATE: 5.4.18] Last summer we had a horrible storage flood. Lost about 2/3 of a 3 bedroom 2 story house plus garage worth of stuff T-T My kawaii collection took a massive hit. I lost ALL of my lettersets. Opened and unopened. Some are and some our of print sets. It sucked. So lettersets are a favorite right noe for sure!
This totally needs it own little place on my page because I just love it SO much! I am always making a deal with my hubby to buy more!
Kawaii, kawaii, kawaii! I love food with faces! I also love the kawaii that has the anime/manga looking people on it! Too cute!
Kawaii (Some specific favs but any will do)
Kawaii Items (Anything will work honestly)
I also love to do kawaii slams, kawaii sticker flake slams, and kawaii sticker flake bags. Any other kawaii bag is fine too like memo mags.
~ Some Kawaii No No's ~
I'm really easy to please when it comes to kawaii however I will pass on the fallowing:
Please, please, please no dollar bin stuff! I'm sure by now I have everything and anything you could get from those.
Do not send Disney, Diddle, or that other stuff.
I prefer only name brands like Kamio, Crux, San-X, Mind Wave, Pool Cool, Q-Lia, Sanrio, fortisismo, and all those other awesome Japanese Kawaii brands. They are having so many new brands now! Hard to keep up!
Also NO sticker sheets where each sticker is labeled with the kawaii brand. example
Please do not send anything crinkled and wrinkled when it comes to lettersets and memos! Of course nothing dirty or torn either! Please do not fold anything either. I have found saving cereal boxes, granola bar boxes, and poptart boxes are nice for cutting down to size to support envelopes to keep kawaii nice and bent-free.
Please note just because this is here does not mean I expect people to send me anything! I just thought I would give some light as to what I personally enjoy or do not enjoy!
Another thing. Just because it's not on my list does not mean I will not like it. I am a very random/weird/not your norm kind of person!
I guess I can not really say what I wont like until I get it. However I can tall you a little about what I do not like. Guessing this will just give you more of an idea on who I am as a person.
My daughter likes....
My son likes...
I love reading when I get the time to.
My most favorite Author is Julie Gardwood. I have almost all her books!
I love to read poetry as well. One of my favorite authors is Shel Silverstein. I even have one of her books autographed!
I love reading classic fairy tales and what not. One of my favorite books is Children's Treasury. I also love Classic Fairy Tales of Anderson & Grimm.
I also love to read comic books. I collect them as well.
Wicked! Is a totally Wicked book! Anyone and everyone should read it at least once. More if you'd like by all means!
I also love to read manga as well. I am more into the more 'pretty' drawing but, I'll pretty much read anything manga.
( Again do not look at my Flickr and expect to get one thing or another. You are setting yourself up for failure. I like to experiment and change things up. Along with break out a technique I haven't used for a long time. )
I love love LOVE anything having to with art.
Though I enjoy collecting things like buttons and what not. Bottle caps. Whatever might be used to make some awesome crafts. Tiny small cute stuff I can safely hide away from my kids is also a plus.
I LOVE my Filofax! I love to decorate the pages and everything. Not only has it made life less chaotic by being able to see everything down on paper but the cuteness is endless. I love using washi tape, kawaii sticky notes, kawaii stickers, and different colored pens to work on it. I am also addicted to the filofax it's self.
Erin Condren Life Planners! Love these things SO much. I always get the vertical style. Love the designs people comes up with. I mostly stick to "neutral" use any week/month themes but once in awhile I find a cute one I can't resist for a certain month/week.
Altering Bottle Caps. What can I say besides OMG. The possibilities are endless! My first project was just making some magnets. Which I think came out very cute! I love them. I plan to make charms, magnets, and what not with these. Like I said endless possibilities!
ATC's! I love them. They are a new found love. I can not get enough of them nor can I make them fast enough! If I feel like I could send it off without being sad I can not keep it for myself I will remake it until it's perfect! I hope to collect many as well as add to other peoples collection as much as I can!
I love stickers! I use to collect them when I was younger. I had a whole 1" binder full of stickers. Oh, I wish I knew where it ran off to. Chopstixers Liquid Stickers are the newest cutest stickers I just love! Though any sticker is just perfect! Kawaii stickers are even more of a plus!
I love to draw. I have tons of paper and pencils all over. Along with erasers and what not. You can usually walk around my place and find random pencils and half drawn whatevers. I doddle all the time.
I am quite good at drawing. I will finally admit that. Before I would shrug off when people said positive things about my drawings. I mean it was mostly family and friends. What else are they really going to say. Then i got to showing teachers, friends of friends, showing people from forums I post at on other websites.
I am more into drawing anime ( Japanese cartoons) however I can draw almost everything. I say almost because I have not drawn everything. I call myself a copy cat. If I can see it and study it I can draw it. Almost perfectly.
Zentangles are wow. You can get so lost in the moment doing these. Go on forever and ever. They are very stress relieving as well. I am loving them.
Altered Matchboxes are too much fun! I love making my own rather then using an already made matchbox. Just makes it feel more hand made in my honest opinion. Though I don't judge others on how they do theirs. They are really fun to do. I enjoy them. Then to open them and see what wonderful goodies they hold! It's like opening a gift every time!
I use to scrap book when I first became a mother. I would love to get back into that at one point in my lifetime. It was so much fun. Time consuming but very fun. I loved being able to look back at something and have that memory flash back into my head.
I love my SMASH Journal! I SMASH so much! I can not wait to start my next SMASH Journal! They are just so great. I buy my SMASH Journals right now but I would love to make my own in the future some time!
I love my Art Journal. I watched tons of videos on YouTube of people doing theirs and all that. Sounded and looked so great I had to start one too! I am so excited! The concept and the endless possibilities are just awesome! Simply amazing how much you can add or not add and how great they come out. All about layers people seriously!
Inchies and twinchies are great! At first I had a hard time with inchies. Oh my gosh. How do I make a 1x1 piece of whatever look really nice without making it look gaudy? It was not simple task at first. However I figured it out and love the little things now! Tiny pieces of art!
I ran across some cute Amigurumi. I would love to learn how to do this. I am going to have to learn how to Crochet first of course. Then I hope to move up and can learn how to make the cute Chinese Dragon, Chinese Monkey, and whatever else I can find out there that is oh so adorable!
Still working on the basics with crocheting! Loving it! All thanks to a wonderful person here on swap-bot! @RyeRye for helping me get started! I really love making hand warmers. They are really the only thing I make...Haha.
Rolos. Love them. They are almost...almost better then ATCs. The only reason I say this is due to the fact you can go off the rolo some! I love making them as well.
I'm not uber like a lot of people but I enjoy making my own rubber stamps. I've made a few of mine. Not many. It was very fun. Very time consuming but fun. I love doing it when I can actually sit down for long periods of time and just carve a stamp out.
I basically love anything and everything you could imagine to deal with arts and crafts. Whatever it is. I will eventually find a use for it in the long run.
I enjoy a little of everything. As long as my kids can listen to it I usually listen to it. If my kids can not listen to it then I usually wont either. Though there have been a few cases on where I have. They just can't be around at the time.
Some of the genres I enjoy are:
Some musicians in general minus my K-Pop section I thoroughly enjoy.
Even though for the last few years I've been stuck watching cartoons....I love my kids seriously. I just can't wait for the mind numbing cartoon era to be over :D
When I can get the television for a little bit I love watching a few things. Like the food channel. I could watch that channel all day long. Although I have to make sure I've eaten before watching or I'll be munching the whole time.....
Doctor Who. What else is there to say it's Doctor freaking Who!
The Big Bang Theory. LOVE! That show is too funny.
I like watching True Tv as well. Watching the criminal shows and that. NCIS, NYPD (insertfavoriteversionhere) and other things like that. Though I don't like watching the shows that have judges and it's all court like.
I love watching anime! Love it. I prefer English versions but being English Subbed will not stop me. I like pretty much any genre MINUS the adult sexual ones. I know how to do that I don't need to see it in cartoon.
Love Star Wars! I always try to catch the movies when they are on tv. If I was a morning person I would watch the cartoon they have, Clone Wars!
I like some watching the more funny shows as well. Like Wipeout, Americas Funniest Home Videos, and others around that area.
I LOVE Sleepy Hollow and Scandal!
I also love to watch Korean Drama. I'd have to say one of my favorite has been A Gentleman's Dignity. I also enjoyed watching KPop Tasty Road. Very fun to watch along with very educational.
I love The Voice as well. The only thing that drives me crazy sometimes is they love people who are multi-talented. So they can not see if they are playing an instrument or if it's the background music. Drives me crazy sometimes!
I love gaming. I enjoy playing all kinds of games.
I will admit I played that game...WoW....I actually really enjoyed it. Until it became so easy I thought about letting my 5 year old play it to generate some quick gold. LOL
I am no longer playing SW:TOR (Star Wars: The Old Republic) I loved it. It's Star Wars. Come on now. EA has destroyed that game in my honest opinion. The game had so much potential and I see it dying even more then what it has. Yes, it is F2P (free to play) now but so not worth it. You can't breathe
I AM CURRENTLY PLAYING: Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn! OMG! It's Final Fantasy! Hell yeahs! I love the Final Fantasy series. I just LOVE IT ALL! Now they have an MMO!? I wish I would have started playing it when it first came out but hey I am not that far behind. No, it's not free to play but you get in game freebies for having a subscription and come on $15 a month and you get free stuff? What's not to like about that? Also you get a CHOCOBO MOUNT! WHAT! Yeah, epicness in one game! Not to mention you can color your chocobos too!
I love my PS3 / 4, Wii / Wii U, and Nintendo 3DS XL. I am usually getting caught playing my 3DS in the middle of something in my mmos game which is not good if you're bad at multi-tasking. Which I am not LOL lots of experience with that.
I love games like Final Fantasy 7, Kingdom Hearts, Horizon Zero Dawn, Stardew Valley, Monster Hunter World, Orcs Must Die: Unchained, Lego Worlds, Harvest Moon, Call of Duty, Fossil Fighters, Poke'mon, Professor Layton, Chrono Trigger, Atelier Annie, Dragon Age, Bayonetta, Cross X Edge, Final Fantasy XIII / XIII - 2, Batman, Little Big Planet, Super Mario Bros, Zelda, Kurby, and many more.
I am a HUGE fan of the classic games! Wish I had a chance to experience an arcade when they were so popular!
I also LOVE playing my Super Nintendo. Yes, it still works. I love playing Kirby, Jurassic Park, Zelda, Donkey Kong, Monopoly, Jeopardy, Tetris, Super Mario Bros, and there's a few more I have too.
Private swap between BleedingBlack & Jemstone --- @BleedingBlack It's been almost month now since she said she sent it. I have yet to get it. I've tried to contact her and got nothing. I have rated a 1. (5-5-12)
Altered Text ATC Swap #4-Pink --- @lilpuddn It's been almost a month now since she marked it as sent. I have yet to get it. No contact. She has now erased everything on her profile. I have rated a 1. (5-6-12) (partially suspended)
PVT jemstone and weddingbells --- @KindaChewy Never sent and never rated me for my end of the swap. I had totally forgot about this swap until now. Seems she's been fully suspended for quite some time. Rated a 1 finally. (3.29.13)
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