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Juniebird

Juniebird
Date Joined: January 13, 2017
Last Online: October 27, 2020
Birthday: June 30, 1959
Country: United States
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About Me

I'm the mother of five grown children, with two still living at home; and the grandmother of four. We are a close family and enjoy movies, TV, museums, family game nights, and just hanging out together.

6-30 After being laid off from my desk job in international logistics back in April due to COVID, I am now working at a grocery store. I shop for their online orders, which are booming right now so I am kept very busy. Working on my feet all day has been quite a change! I really do enjoy it but it wears me out.

Postcards

My main interest at Swap-bot is postcards. I enjoy making and receiving handmade postcards, but I've come to enjoy the store-bought postcards nearly as much. I'm not really a collector... I just enjoy seeing pretty / arty / uplifting cards in my mailbox! I have a slight preference for receiving them naked and written on unless it's a swap for adding to my stash.

Zazzle cards (or the like) are fine with me. I've found the quality to be good on the ones I've seen, I don't really understand why some people don't like them.

Other swaps

In addition to swapping postcards I've also particpated in some simple flat envelope swaps. I think it's fun to share stickers, extra notecards, and washi samples. I can sometimes use other kinds of paper ephemera also. I'm not really picky about what I receive, if I can't use it I will usually just pass it on in the next swap.

I'm enjoying the teas swaps I've joined. I started out drinking mainly Chai tea but, through the swaps, I have been introduced to a wide variety of teas and so far I love them all! So feel free to send all kinds, I'm willing to try anything.

I especially love decorating the envelopes that I send stuff in and I really enjoy getting decorated envelopes in my mail box. Mail Art is the best!

Favorite Crafts

I like paper crafts mostly. Acrylic paints, brush pens and gel pens and markers (oh my!), collage, even watercolors. I have a couple of art journals that I play around in. I really enjoy making postcards and greeting cards to send to my family and friends. I try to recycle or upcycle whenever I can.

Miscellaneous

I love pretty / beautiful things - flowers and gardens of all kinds; fun patterns and prints; sunrises and sunsets; rainbows; the moon, stars, and the night sky; natural scenic wonders.

My favorite color is aqua blue or turquoise. I also like pink and red.

I like animals... especially cats and birds... especially owls! Other favorite animals are woodland creatures (foxes, deer, rabbits, etc.) songbirds (chickadees, cardinals, wrens), frogs, lizards, and garden insects.

Some other things I enjoy: Baseball (big Astros fan here!); bird watching and nature walks; Chococat and Keroppi (Sanrio); Spring and Fall; Christmas; Ancient / Classical Greece; Wine, Margaritas, Craft Beers; Mexican Food; Street Art; Coffee and quaint coffee shops; Books, especially sci-fi and fantasy, Monty Python, MST3K, geocaching.

Other favorites

Books / authors - JRR Tolkien; Mary Renault; Rosemary Sutcliff; Steven Brust; Dave Duncan; Ann Leckie; Dave Hutchinson (my tastes run to sci-fi / fantasy)

Movies / TV - Star Wars; Star Trek; Back to the Future; Ghostbusters; White Christmas; Indiana Jones; Guardians of the Galaxy; My Neighbor Totoro; Fantastic Mr. Fox; Princess Bride; The Birdcage; Knives Out; The Good Place; The Big Bang Theory; Brooklyn Nine Nine; (I seem to prefer action / adventure / funny / nerdy stuff!)

Music - Radiohead; Muse; Metric; The Dear Hunter; Panic at the Disco; Mother Mother; Amanda Palmer; Beach House; AFI; Keane; The Killers; Tame Impala (mostly Alternative)

Ratings

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Comment: Thank you for the Pecan Ale card. It sounds interesting.
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Comment: Thank you...Merry early Christmas!
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Comment: Thank you so much for the beautiful card! how pretty :) I hope you are doing well - and that you enjoy the inkeeper books!
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Comment: Thanks for the owl! I enjoyed your decorations!
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Comment: Thank you. Waiting to open.
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Comment: Thanks a lot for the lovely Christmas card!
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Comment: Thank you! It will be fun in December!
UniqueBeing rated for WIYM: Anything Goes Postcard on Oct 23, 2020
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Comment: Thank you for your post card. I like flowers as well, but need to practice on my gardening and indoor plants. As most of my plants have died a long time ago, which is why I currently do not have any. smh.
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Comment: Thank you so much! Can't wait to open it in Dec!
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Comment: Hi Lisa! I think your pc took the scenic route to get here - mail seems to be doing that as of late - sigh! Love the pc and how did the pie making go? Sounds yummy and now I want pumpkin pie! LOL! Wishing you all the best and please stay safe! Hugs and Happy Swapping! ;)
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Comment: Thank you! I am saving it for December! Looks like a fun envie!
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Comment: Such a pretty envelope, thank you!
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Comment: Thank you for the cute bunny Christmas postcard - a welcome preview of the season!
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Comment: Thank you for the cute tags
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Comment: Adorable! Thank you 😊
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Comment: Thank you so much for the lovely postcard!! Not only is it a great photo, but I LOVE the layout and extra clippings on the back! (and the postage - beautiful!). Thank you very much & best wishes!!
Response: Thanks for the comment (and the 5 & heart!), I'm glad you liked the postcard. Best wishes!
bellajstyle rated for Weekly Wrap Up PC #8 on Sep 23, 2020
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Comment: Thank you for your postcard swap πŸ€—
ChrisAnne rated for CPG Collab HMPC #8 SEPT - US on Sep 22, 2020
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Comment: Excellent job on the card.
dawnakaulen rated for CPG: Bird PC - US Only on Sep 20, 2020
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Comment: Pretty owl PC, thank you
vontakk rated for Box Set PC 411 - US on Sep 8, 2020
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Comment: I have sugar gliders, so I appreciate the flying squirrels! 😁

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Comments

goosey on Aug 21, 2020:

lisa, i absolutely love the wonderful assortment of papers i received today! thank you so much!

RiverTopanga on Jul 5, 2020:

Hooray! I am so happy you received the Collab card and enjoyed it. They are fun to create. Everyone is so creative! Hope you had a wonderful 4th! πŸ¦‹

DeAnnaVarela on Apr 28, 2020:

You have great taste in music!

OrigamiGrace on Apr 3, 2020:

Have a great weekend!!

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lambchoppy on Jan 28, 2020:

Hi there! Promoting a PC swap I'm hosting if you're interested. Have a nice day!

Sticker PC Swap #12 - USA ONLY

kiddomerriweather on Jan 13, 2020:

Thank you for the OMAE PC Plus Tag! I love the Hello Kitty PC and the little sloth that you drew. So cute!

stephiedee on Nov 1, 2019:

Hi, me again! πŸ˜† Thank you for the magical Halloween card! We had a quiet night and just about ate all the candy we bought for ourselves, lol.

stephiedee on Oct 31, 2019:

Ha! Well, wonders never cease. I'm glad it showed up, too. I can stop giving the PO the stink eye for now. 😏

stephiedee on Oct 26, 2019:

Oh good! I'm happy the resend made it. Guess the postal machines liked the taste of the first one too much.

Soph on Oct 10, 2019:

Your owl card from the OMAE Handmade Postcard Tag is simply wonderful. Thank you so much!

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