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KristinaLynn

KristinaLynn
Date Joined: May 6, 2008
Last Online: February 15, 2016
Birthday: February 10, 1978
Country: United States
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ATCs

About me

I'm a happy, creative, semi grown-up girl living with my boyfriend and our two birds in Boston. I prefer comfortable silences to idle chit-chat, warm dim light to bright, and a firm bed with super soft pillows. I'm responsible enough to have a high credit score but still childish enough to hang said score on the fridge with a cute ladybug magnet. I dance (lindy hop) three times a week, but I'll huff about having to carry the laundry downstairs.

The boyfriend says I'm exciting, but I'm pretty sure I'm just weird.

There are ATCs, random bits of art and pictures of swaps in my blog. If you like surprises, please don't peek at those links!

Enjoyable Things:

♥ Colors: dusty, muted, slightly off shades of almost any color, bright, garish color combinations from the 60's and 70's, and colors in spectral (rainbow) order.

♥ Visuals: tiny flowers, goldfish, insects, vintage patterns, leaves, trees, tabby cats, polka-dots, rainbows, the woods, the ocean, praying mantids, budgies, snails, anything to do with spring and summer, vintage erotic images, bohemian, asian, clouds, birds, turtles, fat little animals, planets and space, kawaii, and anything dainty and feminine.

♥ Real Ephemera: old book pages, pretty tags from clothing, ticket stubs, vintage prayer cards, old greeting cards, used postcards, bits of odd advertisements, a newspaper page that's not in english, old black and white photos, string from packages, tags from tea bags, fortune cookie slips, labels and packaging from odd foods, vintage wrapping paper, maps, paper flowers, pages from old ledgers, sea shells, and found scraps of paper.

♥ Odds and Ends: stories, artist trading cards, postcards, handmade items, zippered pouches, feminine socks, PDF or word copies of ebooks, reusable tea bags, pretty hair clips and barrettes, infinity scarves, tiny lace, foreign coins, miniatures, costume jewelry (plastic, glass) or natural jewelry (hemp, silver, leather, wood, glass beads), vintage erotica, anything having to do with buddhism.

♥ Thrift: gaudy glass and plastic jewelry, silver rings sizes six through nine, simple silver earrings, tiny trinket bowls, teaspoons, gaudy and colorful vintage stationary (postcards and such), tiny bottles (especially fish shaped ones), compact mirrors, old marbles (even just one or two will make my day) old books of mathematical tables and old ledgers, small wallets (leather, plastic, or fabric).

♥ Edibles: dried fruit, all kinds of tea (green or herbals are my favorites), herbs and spices, honey, dark chocolate, and nuts.

♥ Surprises! Please don't be afraid to send me something that is not in the lists above. When in doubt, I prefer natural (cotton, stone, wood, metal) rather than plastic, mellow colors rather than bright, and useful items over frivolity (unless it's a fantastically awesome and frivolous thing).

Unpleasant Things:

I am allergic to gold jewelry and most mainstream body lotions, perfumes, and make-up. I also don't eat many sugary things.

Please don't send items that feature negativity, cynicism, bathroom humor, items that are heavily scented, art that was quickly or poorly made, random scrapbook paper, or manufactured ephemera.

Finally, unless I'm in a swap specifically for it or we discuss it first, please don't send clothing. I love, love, LOVE second hand clothing, but I'm rather hard to shop for as I'm losing weight.

Ratings

CalyD rated for Watercolor ATC on Jan 5, 2016
5
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Comment: Absolutely Love it! You are an amazing artist. Love the detail you put in. Thank you so much!
hibiscus rated for EASU: "Art" ATC Swap on Nov 30, 2015
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Comment: I got two outrageously wonderful atc's the last couple of days...one of them was this amazing fish...very nice work...color design and pen work...thanks so much for the atc and the wc paper tip...I will order some tomorrow...hope cheap joe's has it...thanks for the samples...now I need a new swap to use them...thanks again
Response: I'm happy you liked it! And I'm not sure if that place does sell the water color paper but I bought it from a discount art store here in Boston, so I imagine it could be! enjoy!
Lois63 rated for Seasonal tree ATC - Autumn on Nov 17, 2015
5
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Comment: What a wonderful ATC you sent me. You did a great job on it.
paperpusher rated for EASU: Watercolor ATC Swap on Jun 5, 2014
5
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Comment: I LOVE LOVE LOVE the ATC you made!!! Your talent blows me away plus it's just adorable!! Thank you!!! Thank you, too, for the pretty notecard and the cute sticker flakes! Wish I could give more than one heart!!! <3
nmterrier rated for TSJ: Flat Surprise on Jun 2, 2014
5
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Comment: Amazing necklaces!!! Thank you so much! What a great thrift store you must have.
Ky rated for EASU: Love a Tree Day ATC on May 12, 2014
5
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Comment: I really, really love this ATC!! It is beautiful! I have a special section for tree ATC's and it will make a terrific addition, thank you so much!!
groundhogstamper rated for EASU: Your Choice Art Swap on May 6, 2014
5
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Comment: I love this ATC!!! it's so unique and unlike any I've ever made or received. Thank you so much.
hollycm6 rated for EASU: Zendoodle Tree ATC Swap on Apr 22, 2014
5
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Comment: Oh i LOVE this... One of my favorite ATCs ever!! It's really beautiful. Thank you, and also for the thoughtful extras!
5
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Comment: Oh my gosh!! The ATC you sent is incredible! I absolutely love everything about it. Thank you x a zillion!!
Heirloom rated for Easy Profile Surprise on Mar 24, 2014
5
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Comment: Wow...you're spoiling me with the kawaii sticker flakes and memos! Many I've never seen before. Thanks so much for a thoughtful swap.
paperpusher rated for Easy Profile Surprise on Mar 21, 2014
5
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Comment: I LOVE all the goodies! Such pretty papers inspire me to craft! And I love the stickerflakes and memo sheets and card, too! Thank you soooo much! <3
paperpusher rated for EASU: Your Choice Art Swap on Mar 13, 2014
5
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Comment: Ohmygosh!!!!!!!!!!!!! I ADORE the card! You're a fabulous artist! This beautiful creation is going to be a treasure in my collection! WOW! Thank you, thank you! And thank you for the notecard, papers, stickers, etc. too! What an amazing swap :) (How many exclamation points can a person add to one message??? LOL. I'd add more and a zillion hearts, too, if I could)
myfairladyxx rated for KCST: Anonymous Tea Trade #2 on Feb 26, 2014
5
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Comment: Thank you for sending a second copy of this swap out to me! I wonder where the first one went? Hopefully who ever ended up with it enjoyed your tea! You've been a great partner, happy swapping!
nyanSan rated for KCST: Anonymous Tea Trade #2 on Feb 25, 2014
5
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Comment: Omg! Thank you so much! :) I love all the teas~!!!
Response: I am so happy they finally made it! Thank you for the tip about taping the envelope!
Manurnakey rated for Little House ATC on Feb 3, 2014
5
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Comment: I <3 your little house atc. The colors are lovely and I'm eating up all the little star brads :) Thanks so much for making something so awesome :) It's going in the section of my collection of "never gonna trade" ATCs :)
5
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Comment: Thank you for the teas! I look forward to trying them!
Turnip74 rated for Totoro ATC - Hand Drawn or Painted on Jan 27, 2014
5
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Comment: Thank you for the awesome Totoro atc & scrapbook papers. I totally love the atc you made! Wish I could give you more than one heart.
5
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Comment: Thank you for the profile-based swap! I loved everything! The bracelets are very pretty and the scarf as well. I really appreciate you incorporating my profile into the swap. Overall, this is one of the best swaps I have ever received!
hannibal rated for Sea Creatures ATC on Feb 10, 2013
5
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Comment: what a great whale. i love the all the extras as well. thank you for the atc
Wanda rated for C+P Paper Hearts on Feb 8, 2013
5
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Comment: Thank you so much! I absolutely love the 'non-traditionally' decorated heart! Gorgeous! And so unique. Thanks also for the great extras!

Rating Overview

Overall Hearts Stars Hosted
5.0000 229 43 46
Completed Fives Threes Ones
196 244 0 0
Type 1 Type 2 Type 3 Uncategorized
2 23 146 25
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Comments

Cristin91 on Mar 11, 2013:

Wow! Your ATC drawings are gorgeous!

cja on Oct 28, 2012:

Thank you SO MUCH for angeling the Found Ephemera swap. I really appreciate the great package of interesting ephemera that you sent!! You sent the absolute BEST stuff that I am going to have so much fun with. Thank you, thank you, thank you. Wish I could give you a bunch of stars!!!

dkay on Sep 18, 2012:

Thanks for joining my swap!~

willowh on Apr 23, 2012:

Thank you so much for the awesome art card! It's so cool! I love how you made it look so 3D on the edges!!! And the doodle line in black is so interesting how it changes thicknesses across the card. Lovely!

Kattera22 on Apr 4, 2012:

Oh my, Thank you so much for such a lovely PC! It made my day!!! (sorry it took me so long to post on here... for some reason i didn't put it together that your name and SB name where the same, so i didn't know where to post it...) I LOVE it, your reply will be coming soon

ladyphlogiston on Mar 21, 2012:

Thank you! The ATC is lovely, and you've got great taste in collage goodies :) Is the ATC watercolor or something else?

LizzyJo on Mar 10, 2012:

I'm glad you liked the mail art I sent, and I'm glad it got there so fast.

suzanne33 on Feb 28, 2012:

THANK YOU- I love Perilous Insect which you sent for Bug & Mo's WTA. It is making a very special appearance on my wall of ATCs. Thanks also for the papers. Hope we meet again in a swap.

MichelleWillow on Jan 24, 2012:

Oh wow! I have just got you as a partner for Give a piece of heart swap... and I took a look at your blog... not sure I can make you anything as cool as that loop heart with a tree drawing! It's AMAZING! Now I'm sorry I'm sending to you and not receiving! ;) BTW, I LOVE watercolor / ink animal ATCs you've shown! They are stunning too! You're really, really, REALLY good! :)

SherriB on Jan 23, 2012:

Thanks for the great, FAT envie of papers you sent for the RAK--I will have fun sorting through them and playing! :)

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