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KaliOya

KaliOya
Date Joined: September 30, 2019
Last Online: April 5, 2020
Birthday: August 28
Country: United States

About Me

Greetings, I enjoy creating snail mail, happy mail, mail art, making envelopes, handmade crafts such ATCs and Decos to name a few. In general I normally decorate my envelopes and write medium to long letters and enjoy creating well thought out happy mail. But I am very okay with receiving any type of snail mail. I also like telling personal stories in my letters (in hopefully an entertaining manner). I like receiving postcards from all over the world. I have been crafting since I was a little girl. But I still consider myself an amateur crafter. I enjoy learning new things and having new experiences. I also enjoy music playlists, books to be read lists, currently watching on tv lists, best movies lists and collecting food and drink recipes. I enjoy cooking and hosting dinner parties and cocktail parties. Enjoy sewing clothes and quilts. Have been wanting to learn to knit socks. I am into tabletop games: board games, RPGs, card games, video games etc. I am a comic book/manga lady. Some comics/manga that I really enjoy: Wonder Woman, Dragon Ball, Fables, Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur, Squirrel Girl, Lady Snowblood. I enjoy photography and I consider myself an amateur. I enjoy both color and black and white and like instant photography like Polaroid. I enjoy being in nature and nature based activities such as swimming in the ocean and lakes, camping, backpacking, rock climbing, park exploration, letterboxing, scavenger hunts. I enjoy the following sports: baseball (Go Atlanta Braves!!!), hockey, rugby (I like Fiji and New Zealand), jai-alai, UFC and water polo. I currently am learning how to keep a planted freshwater aquarium. I am starting it out with a few plants, snails and shrimp. I am into cryptozoology and like reading articles, books about them and podcast/youtube videos on the topic. I enjoy puzzles: such as logic, math, jigsaw and cryptograms. I also like doing extreme dot to dots (the kind that have at least 400 dots). I also enjoy studying maps, both old and new, fiction and non-fiction.

Not Into, No Thank You

I am not a fan of real domestic cats. I say real domestic to mean the living animal that people keep as pets. I just have never liked them very much. I am okay with fictional cats and big cats (lions, panthers etc). Such as the cats from the musical Cats. I actually really like them. As well as the Thunder Cats (I like both versions 1985 and 2011). So, real pet cats NO, animated and fictional cats YES, big cats yes:)

Thumbs Up

I am a little reluctant to put something on this list: #1-I truly like most things, so unless it is stated on my "Dislikes" I would enjoy it. #2-I do not want to stifle anyone's creative process in producing their swap. I also want my swap partner to have fun creating. So the list below is only some things that I like slightly more than other things. If you gave me something not on this list I would be just as happy! #3-I like variety and would hate to only receive things on this list :)

That being said below is a list of things I enjoy a little more than average:
* hedgehogs.
* bison/buffalo.
* comic books.
* manga and anime.
* boardgames.
* narwhals.
* beetles and scarabs.
* skulls (real, cartoon and Dia de los Muertos)
* All Saints Day and Dia de los Muertos Celebrations.
* matadoras/toreras.
* tribal, ethnic and cultural art.
* things written in Sanskrit, Arabic, Hebrew, Kanji, Kana, Mayan, Egyptian (basically languages not using the Latin Alphabet)
* frogs.
* turtles.
* honey bees, bumble bees, asian giant hornets and yellow jackets.
* enjoy journaling.
* pen palling.
* letter writing.
* hand fans especially ones that are decorated (the accordion folding type made of silk, lace, wood or paper or fans that do not fold and are woven out of bamboo, palm fronds or grasses)
* handkerchiefs
* dark humor
* macabre art
* mythology from around the world
* goddesses from around the world
* tombstone rubbings

What I Like to Read

I am not a fan of the romance genre. While I will read from almost any genre the following I tend to read more often: thrillers, suspense, mystery, paranormal, fantasy, alternative history and science fiction. I also like to read "How To" books.

Musical Interests

I love listening to almost all types of music. I have an eclectic music collection and I enjoy discoverying new genres of music to listen to or new artists. I think it is so fun and cool to discover a new genre, band or vocalist that I have never heard of before. I like country, rap, hip-hop, classical, jazz, blues, bluegrass, metal, punk, ska and the list just goes on. I like knowing other peoples playlists, what they are currently into and their all time favorites. So I will put and example of music that I do not enjoy. There is a piano composition called 4:33 where the pianist plays nothing for 4 minutes and 33 seconds. I do not know what the composer was thinking but maybe they wanted people to react to the silence and the pianist not playing. I do not like this style of music. I have played various instruments since I was 5 years old. Piano, flute, oboe and cello are all instruments I learned to play in the past. Currently I am learning to play the viola and guitar. I hope with the viola is to have a classical training and then branch into learning how to fiddle the viola.

Beverages

I am really into drinking tea. I enjoy all types of tea, black, green, herbal, fruit, flower, fermented, white, red, yellow, chai, matcha and this list could go on and on! I like both hot and iced tea. When I purchase tea it does not matter to me if the tea is in bags or loose or compressed. I enjoy finding a tea that I normally cannot get such as one I find on my travels to different places or a blend from a local tea shop. I enjoy cider both hot and cold and sweet and hard. I especially enjoy ciders produced by local small businesses. Another drink I enjoy is ginger beer. So much better than ginger ale! I love carbonated water both with and without flavors. I love finding a new flavored carbonated water! I am not a fan of straight coffee but like coffee flavored drinks like frappes and lattes and macchiatos that are mainly not coffee:)

Things I Use

Below is a list of things that I use in my everyday life to create snail mail, happy mail, mail art, journals and crafts.
* washi tape.
* stationery paper with fun, beautiful, or unique graphics (in general I usually like unlined paper and 8.5 by 11 inches (A4)
* pages from travel, outdoors, fashion magazines.
* pages from comic books and manga or the funny pages from the newspaper, children's books, sheet music,
* photographs (of pretty much any and all things both color and black and white)
* seed packets.
* dried leaves and flowers.
* stickers.
* markers for coloring and hand lettering, pencils (both wood and mechanical .7 or .9 lead), colored pencils.
* envelopes of all sizes and colors both decorated and plain.
* used postage stamps.
* old fashion keys.
* maps.
* domino pieces
* bottle caps (particularly the metal ones from glass soda and beer bottles)
* playing cards with either unique fronts or backs

What Movies I like to watch

Genres that I especially am in to:
* horror, while slasher films are okay what really makes me happy are psychological horror films, dark and creepy in your head type of stuff
* mystery
* science fiction
* fantasy
* foreign films
* black and white films
* silent films

Podcasts and YouTube

Here are a few that I watch/listen to. I would love for you to leave suggestions in the comments section of my page:)
* DrabbleCast (podcast)
* Adventure ZONE (podcast)
* ToastyGames (YouTube)
* AJ Pickett-Monster Ecology (YouTube)
* Ant Lab Games (YouTube)
* The Dice Tower (YouTube)
* LARPs: The Series (YouTube)
* Cooking with Dog (YouTube)
* The Domestic Geek (YouTube)
* Crime Junkie (podcast)

Ratings

Ilovemybabies7 rated for Bookmarks! #2 on Apr 4, 2020
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Response: Thank you for rating. Hope you liked the bookmarks.
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Comment: Oh WOW, thank you for your VERY generous package! It was loaded with gifts! Not so many of them were snail themed, but I guess you had the same problem as me, that snail themed stuff was almost impossible to find. The snail pictures you had printed on the envelopes and letter papers were beautiful! You asked if there was anything you could improve. I'm no expert on flipbooks either, but one thing is you could try a different tape, or some other method for joining the envelopes/pages together. The tape you had used now had partly loosened, so the envelopes didn't hold together. I've seen a few different methods for envelope flipbooks on YouTube. Here's one that looks quite easy: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fggK-kIC--Q We've had a lousy winter too. I wish it was over. Last two beeks have been lovely, and the first spring flowers were starting to blossom, but right now it's hailing! I'm sorry to hear about the hard times your family has been going through. I hope you are all safe and well now. Have a blessed day!
Response: So glad to hear this swap made it to you. You are most welcome. It was difficult to find lots of snail themed goodies to put into this swap. But I hope you like the ones I was able to find. My family is doing better. Thanks for the tips and thank you for the heart. Happy swapping and stay safe.
GrannysNamesake rated for List Pad Letter #1 on Apr 1, 2020
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Comment: This was such an fun awesome swap, I'm amazed at the variety of list pads you used, you must have a box full gathered from everywhere. I realize getting started on Swap bot is difficult now a days but will be all worth the effort. When I joined in 2007 there were no restrictions or requirements at all and I've enjoyed every minute. The extra list sheets are cute, thank you, I needed the flower seeds, morning glory and shasta daisy are my favorites, The felt bunny is happy and gave me a much needed smile. Happy Swapping ! !
Response: So happy you thought the swap I prepared for you was fun. Most of the list pads I have were either free from groups/businesses or gifts from family/friends. So I do have quite a variety of them. Hope you will have time to plant the flowers later this spring. Thank you for the heart.
Hyshu rated for Playing card swap #5 on Mar 29, 2020
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Comment: Thank you so much for the fun envelope! Thank you for the bonus 9 of spades. The 9 & 10 were so fun! Thank you for the homemade postcard and for the 5 washi samples.My mailing labels are so cool and thoughtful!! Thank you! Thank you for joining my Swap!
Response: You are so very welcome. So glad you thought my swap was fun. Happy swapping and thank you for the heart.
Whalesmail rated for Tea swap for tealovers nr.13 on Mar 25, 2020
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Comment: Thank you for amazing letter! I reaaally love stuff you gave me! I hope you get amazing swap too!<3
Response: I hope you enjoyed the swap.
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Comment: Beautiful card & loved dog extras! Thank you
Response: You are welcome. Glad to hear the swap reached you and you enjoyed it. Thank you for the heart.
Hyshu rated for Anything goes~BUTTERFLIES! on Mar 18, 2020
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Comment: Thank you for the envelope full of butterfly goodies. you truly out did yourself! Thank you for joining my Swap!
Response: You are most welcome. I have fun putting this swap together for you. Thank you for the heart.
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Comment: Beautiful envelope!
Response: Glad you liked it. Thank you for the heart.
jules4534 rated for Playing card swap #4 on Mar 17, 2020
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Comment: Thank you so much for the fun playing cards and extras.
Response: You are welcome. Hope they are new ones to your deck. Thank you for the heart.
Flora rated for TPC: Handmade Envelopes on Mar 17, 2020
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Comment: Thank you for this very full mail ;)
Response: You are welcome. I hope you like everything I picked out for you.
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Comment: Love love everything especially the motorcycle address tags. Thank you
Response: You are so welcome. I really got into making the bookmarks. Thank you for the heart.
RNRISLOVE rated for Playing card swap #2 on Mar 16, 2020
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Comment: Thank you ever so much for all the wonderful things you sent. New cards for me.
Response: You are welcome. Hope everything was something you can use in your crafting and snail mail.
Eulegirl rated for MaE - Map Envelope on Mar 15, 2020
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Comment: Thank you for the gorgeous map envies and extras! I love them!
Response: So happy you enjoyed the swap. Thank you for the heart.
arystotle rated for One Deco - March on Mar 15, 2020
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Comment: Thank you for all the extra goodies.
Response: You are so welcome. Thank you for completing a page in my first deco. And thank you for the heart.
Zander rated for Paper Napkin Swap on Mar 15, 2020
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Comment: Such a beautiful package full of some awesome goodies, love the napkins and all the extras. Thank You so much for a great swap.
Response: You are welcome. Hope you have fun using the napkins in crafts. Thank you for the heart.
LinSoles rated for Paper Napkin Swap on Mar 15, 2020
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Comment: Wow, what a nice swap, you really spoiled me. Not only with napkins but with loads of other nice goodies too. Thank you so much. I love your package. And the lovely decorated envelope.
Response: So happy you enjoyed this swap. I had fun making it for you. You are welcome for everything. Thank you for the heart.
rainydayangie rated for Repurposed Paper Envelopes on Mar 12, 2020
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Comment: What fabulous envelopes! Thank you for the wide variety, and the extra goodies! Can't wait to use them!
Response: So happy to hear your liked the swap I put together for you! You are most welcome. I had fun crafting everything. Thank you for the heart.
meganimal rated for WIYM: ATCs Of The Alphabet -- C on Mar 6, 2020
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Comment: Love the ATC, but the extras really made it special! Love the addy labels and the stickers!! :) Thanks so much! :)
Response: You are welcome. Glad you enjoyed the swap. Happy swapping in March. Thank you for the heart.
Arabella rated for Paper Napkin Swap on Mar 6, 2020
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Comment: What a beautiful package of goodness!!! Of course I love the napkins - cute leaf one! - and didn't have any of them! But I also love the goodies you added!!! Best address labels ever!! Nice envelopes and book pages!! Even your collaged package is great!! "Thank you" doesn't even say enough! So I'll say it again - Thank You!!
Response: Glad I was able to send ones you did not have yet. Super excited that you like the address labels! I had fun putting the swap together for you. You are very welcome. Thank you for the heart.
chimerix rated for Paper Napkin Swap on Mar 4, 2020
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Comment: Thank you so much for the fun package! I love the napkins and how nice of you to send me so many other fun things! I very much appreciate you. Aloha
Response: You are welcome! I hope you are able to use everything in your crafting. Thank you for the heart.

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Comments

JuneRosebud on Jan 11, 2020:

W E L C O M E to the WIYM ATCs Of The Alphabet Swap. I look forward to having you in the series=)

yvonne401 on Jan 4, 2020:

Welcome to Cold Hands Warm Hearts! It's great to have you here!

Blessings,

Yvonne

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