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Larina

Larina
Date Joined: March 30, 2017
Last Online: July 3, 2020

Country: United States

About Me

I'm married and have one daughter. I work full time and life is busy and boring. Busy because work is routine chaos everyday. Boring because if I were to write in a journal about my daily events it would be the same words day after day. I needed a change so I started doing Postcrossing and then I found swap-bot!

I've always been an artistic person. I took a lot of art classes in college and 10 years later these swaps are getting my artistic talents flowing again!

I just finished my own personal sketchbook challenge and that was pretty fun. I challenged myself to finish an 80 page sketchbook in a month and I succeeded! I love to sketch and also love collecting any sketches or drawings I can find.

I love making art journals and gluebooks. When I complete a book I feel so accomplished. They are super fun to make! I make art journals out of pocket journals monthly.

I enjoy sketching and making collages. I collect other peoples art work and pretty paper from wherever I can find it.

I absolutely love homemade postcards!!! They are so much fun to make and I just love receiving them!

I always rate kindly even if I don't particularly like what you send. But most of the things that I've gotten are amazing! If you send me something that is not on my list of likes I don't mind. I think its just fun to get something in the mail besides bills and advertisings. I look forward to checking my mailbox now and its a blessing that we have so many options to swap with here! I love this site!

Favorite Books

I absolutely love romance YA books. My favorites are: The Faerie Guardian Series Cloaked Alienated Dragons Bait A Kiss in Time The Only Alien on the Planet and The Duff

I love YA books because it has innocent love stories without all that nasty smut.

Things I love

POSTCARDS: I use postcards in my journals. I love unique postcards, anime, unicorns, dragons, fairylike creatures, mermaids, Pretty, floral, funny postcards, colorful, romantic. and quotes. Honestly any card would be fine BUT.... I DISLIKE tourist cards of cities. They do nothing for me. Unless you've been there and have a story behind it. Sorry, I just don't care about skylines and old buildings. Tourist PC's with the Wilderness, beaches or State Parks is fine!

I absolutely love anime and manga! Inuyasha is still my favorite anime of all time! Other anime that I like are: Sword Art Online, Attack on Titan, Fruits Basket, Toradora, Noragami, Cowboy Beboy, Kamisama Kiss, Outlaw Star, Samurai Champloo and The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya

I have been to the following anime/comic conventions: OtaKon (3) KatsuKon (3) Comic Con NYC (2)- I ran into Stan Lee there! Animazement (4) NekoKon (4) LibrariKon (2)

I absolutely love nature and love to hike. I've hiked thru Cozumel Mexico, Blue Ridge Mountains Max Patch Bald Black Mountain Grandfather Mountain and even part of the Appalachian Trail.

I love all animals but my favorite are:
fox, rabbits, seals, wolves and I love anything with butterflies on it!

I love the mountains and the beach.

I love Disney!

I love all things paranormal and mermaids, dragons and unicorns are my favorite mythical creatures. Any fairy creature is neat!

I love the tv shows Canada/America Border Patrol and the X Files!

Ratings

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Comment: Thanks for these 2 wonderful and colorful journal pages! I love them! Your note was great. I do live in paradise! My mom's favorite color was amethyst. Everything, in the house I grew up in, walls, cupboards, carpet, dishes, silverware, was some shade of purple. Even her car and the trim on the house was purple. She was very easy to buy presents for. LOL You must come to Alaska, when you can. It is so very beautiful, with mountains that are footed by the ocean and wildflowers everywhere. Stay safe and healthy! Hugs from Alaska, Sherry
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Comment: Love a good art journal page too!
CookieMomster78 rated for MMPC - Mixed Media PC on Jun 23, 2020
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Comment: Thank you for sharing this beautiful postcard of Mata Hari and sparing me the ick of smelly book pages dyed with instant coffee! LOL! I didn’t know that Mata was a Dutch spy, nor that instant coffee goes bad! So, lucky me today I learned some new things and received pretty mail! All thanks to you 😁
Selewis91 rated for Anime Penpals! on Jun 20, 2020
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Comment: Thank you so much for the lovely letter! I will definitely be writing back. Also, I like action and comedy anime’s too
ellie rated for SSM: THEMED Handmade Postcard - Birds on Jun 20, 2020
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Comment: Thank you for such a pretty bird homemade post card.
Pinkernity rated for 1000 Swaps Milestone Giveaway on Jun 19, 2020
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parakeetmails rated for Decorated backside postcard #1 on Jun 19, 2020
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Comment: Thank you so much, I love the penguins!
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Comment: Thanks so much, I love it!
PerArduaAdAlta rated for Handmade outerspace PC on Jun 15, 2020
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Comment: Love it! So much different than mine, and that's why I love Swap-bot! The background is great, and the characters, and the planets, I thought they were stickers! Great job, and thank you!
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Comment: Blue is my favorite color also,so very happy to receive this lovely blue page.Thanks so much.Be sure to thank your husband also.
MamaMangrove rated for Intl: FaceTime-June on Jun 14, 2020
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Comment: Thanks, Carina. Your disarranged portrait seems like a visual metaphor for our confused and muddled times! Our county library system has re-opened with limited hours & availability of services. As a self-confessed library nerd I am overjoyed!
nikklee rated for #CovidLife Stick Figure Art on Jun 9, 2020
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Comment: I hear ya about the post office lineups! I stocked up on stamps and am sticking to flat mail for now. I really enjoyed your pictures :)
Poeprincess rated for USA: Face Time-June on Jun 8, 2020
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Comment: What a great job on this PC, I love it! (And it is especially apropo at this time). Thanks for a great swap!
Rainydancer rated for SSM: May 4x6 sketch on Jun 8, 2020
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Comment: thanks great sketch! I do inktober too :-)
OrigamiGrace rated for CPG Ransom Note Hmpc - Global on Jun 8, 2020
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Comment: I love your card!!! So much fun and what a great theme:) I'll definitely host again, had a great time making and receiving this swap! Thank you so much!
AmookIslandCreations rated for Monster PC on Jun 8, 2020
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Comment: Yup! This one is definitely creepy! Thanks! Stay safe and healthy! Hugs from Alaska, Sherry
Pandd rated for VJP: "Remember This" 5x7 Journal Page on Jun 6, 2020
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Comment: Very cool journal page. Love it. It is my cup of tea for sure. The paper on the back is also cool. Thank you for a wonderful swap. Pat💕💕
Onyx rated for June Scavenger Hunt PC on Jun 4, 2020
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Comment: What a wonderful card! I enjoyed the playfulness of it and your creative way of depicting the bull.
craftykathy1 rated for USA: Face Time-May on Jun 4, 2020
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Comment: Thank you so much. I love it! Thanks for sharing how you made it too. I always enjoy hearing about others' process. I pray work goes well for you when you return and that you stay healthy.
krspellman rated for Write On 2020 30 Letters 30 Days on Jun 2, 2020
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Comment: thank you so much for the great swap, I apologize for being late in rating.

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Comments

Rainydancer on May 19, 2020:

welcome to sunshine swaps!

ilovemrburrows on Feb 1, 2020:

Thank you for sending the sketchbook and art supplies! Those foxes are so cute!

yvonne401 on May 4, 2019:

Welcome to Swaps in the U.S.A.! It's great to have your here!

Blessings,

Yvonne

wolfeagle on Apr 4, 2019:

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Thank you for the postcard for the AMA:Mystery Supply Swap.

Coss on Aug 31, 2017:

Thanks for finishing my castle postcard and sending it home in the CI Collaborative PC Swap. Love the results.

Mimi7 on Aug 26, 2017:

Thanks for coloring on my manatee pc , it turned out great! :)

karry on Aug 25, 2017:

Thanks for returning my ATC bag to me! It was so exciting to get one back! And thank you for your kind comments about the Huge ATC Swap I sent you. I hope we get to swap again soon!

sleepingrover2010 on Aug 8, 2017:

Thank you for completing one of my Collab Coloring PCs on July 16, 2017. You did a Beautiful Job completing my postcard! I loved the use of colors you used in the square . Thank you so much for mailing my postcard back to me. Wonderful Colors!!!

EmilyT on Jun 20, 2017:

Thanks for adding to my other p&p and sending it home, too, love the pretty 🐦!

Mimi7 on Jun 16, 2017:

Hi Carina, Thanks for coloring on my kitty Christmas card, you did a great job and it turned out lovely!! :)

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