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Larina

Larina
Date Joined: March 30, 2017
Last Online: October 24, 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

Tverne05 rated for Handmade Art Journal Go Round R54 on Oct 6, 2020
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Comment: Thanks for sending me the art journal. Take Care and be safe!
RockyBeach rated for Art Journal Pages-September on Oct 5, 2020
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Comment: Thank you for your two fantastic drawn pages, I like them a lot! Also thanks for the story behind one of the pages, I'm glad that your situation is now better again.
MaryCheng rated for Intl: Face Time-August on Sep 13, 2020
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Comment: I received your envelop along with 2 other USA Happy mails this morning. It seems any overseas mail comes in batches due to Australia restricting any air travel into Australia. Domestic mail slowed too. Love your PC, it reminds me of how mum used to wear her hair in a bun. Love the face and how you used washi tape and scraps. Fabulous! Thank you so much!
DRMOM rated for Handmade Art Journal Go Round R53 on Sep 9, 2020
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Comment: What a beautiful journal. Lovely spread - thank you. Wishing you wellness.
rainydayangie rated for Art Journal Pages-August on Sep 3, 2020
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Comment: I really love these art pages. Thank you so much. Looking forward to integrating them into my journal.
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Comment: What a beautiful folder you created! I used the same paper line for mine because I loved it so much. Love the recycled papers you added in, nicely done!
Onaki rated for ATC - Free Themed 2 (HD/HP) (USA) on Aug 28, 2020
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Onaki rated for ATC - Angels (HD/HP) (USA) on Aug 28, 2020
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Comment: Another lovely ATC. I actually don't own many male cards so this is neat to have! Your art is beautiful!
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Comment: Oh wow you're such an amazing artist! I LOVE your set of ATC's you sent me! Thank you so much. <3
January rated for USA: Face Time-August on Aug 27, 2020
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Comment: Gorgeous drawing - thank you!
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Comment: Thank you so much for my adorable animal pages! I love them! They turned out so lovely. I cannot wait to use them!!! Thank you for joining in the fun.
Tverne05 rated for YTPC: Masterboard Collage Tags INTL on Aug 17, 2020
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Comment: Lol...did you say AGAIN!? When you saw that you had me for the international swap too. How funny! Once again thanks for the lovely tags. I love the zebra in the cup and the mushroom touch! 🍄 Take care!
Tverne05 rated for YTPC: Masterboard Collage Tags US on Aug 17, 2020
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Comment: Thanks Carina for the lovely collage tags you made. I like the butterfly touch and color choices. Happy Swapping! BTW: guess what I watch sometimes on app...WRAL tv news. LOL. Gotta keep up with things in my home state.
Gwillisinc rated for **PBP …***Summer Cottage** on Aug 10, 2020
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Comment: Thank you for joining this swap- love the lace drive & fencing
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Comment: Great job on your spread! It turned out really beautiful! No worries on using a different prompt, choose any inspiration, any round! it's all art! Thanks for being a great swapper!
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Comment: I love her! Thank you
BeckyG56 rated for USA: Face Time-July on Jul 29, 2020
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Comment: I love the postcard, and how you came up with the idea! I have cut out pictures from fashion magazines, but threw them away. Great idea, and the card!
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Comment: Thanks for these beautiful pages! I love mermaids and the ocean! I hope everything works out for the school year! Stay safe and healthy! Hugs from Alaska, Sherry
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Comment: Wow - I LOVE your postcard, it's gorgeous! Thank you so much!!
ktk8 rated for Monochromatic Collaged PC on Jul 23, 2020
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Comment: Awwww I too love blue especially this shade of blue......gorgeous card.....thank you so much...... many hearts to you!!!

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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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