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LaughingVixen

LaughingVixen
Date Joined: July 9, 2018
Last Online: March 1, 2021
Birthday: August 3
Country: United States

Well, Hello There!

You can call me Zelda. I'm just a gal from the US who likes swapping and interacting with people from all over. I'm a crafty person and movie lover who is hoping to find others who have similar interests and might just enjoy some maybe-not-so-ordinary-swaps. And I'm always on the lookout for one of your fabulous swaps!

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Here are a few things about me...

  • I'm a HUGE movie lover! Pretty much anything and everything. My favorite though is Horror. I personally think Horror is a wide genre and includes many styles of film. I love it all but my go-to is a really good Thriller with a nice twist or two. I love working my way through themed watchlists. Since the lock down I have missed going to the theater so much! I went every week, sometimes twice a week, but I have more than made up for it in the amount of movies/shows I have consumed in the last year.

    I'm always looking for other movie lovers, especially horror/scary movies, to interact with. Don't hesitate to drop me a message if you're a fan too. Have a movie themed swap in mind? Let me know. I'm open to private swaps if they fit my interest and available time. I've been thinking about a Movie Club (like a Book Club) styled swap series. Maybe a Book to Movie Club styled swap series. Hmmm...

  • Favorite TV - True Blood. Love it! Miss it! I love old black and white like Twilight Zone, Hitchcock, Thriller and watch a lot of late night MeTV. A lot of modern shows that fit in the thriller/mystery category.

  • I love to travel. My favorite was a crazy road trip. I've done a few fun big trips in the last few years but the best was a month long trip down Route 66. What a crazy and amazing experience! I can't wait to get back out there again once the world is back to somewhat normal.

    I've been to Europe, Canada, Mexico and a large portion of the US. Would love to visit Cuba, Egypt and... well everywhere actually.

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Crafty Things

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Crafty Things I Enjoy

I love lots of different crafts. A few I've been enjoying lately...

  • Paper Crafting

  • Sending Snail Mail/Happy Mail

  • Scrapbooking/Junk Journaling

  • Interactive Journal/Books - Books like Wreck This Journal, Create This Book, Etc. I have about all of them but yet to use very many. You know how it goes.

  • Crochet - While I learned the very basics when I was younger from my mom it's only in the last 1.5 years that I've really been learning. I've done lots of fun swaps here and they have helped my crochet skills immensely!

    I prefer to use acrylic yarn. The fancier yarns are pretty but I prefer plain old acrylic. I tend to use mostly worsted weight 4 but I am open to other weights. Sometimes it's nice to have something a little thinner or fun to have something a little chunkier. And, while I love the look of it, no yarns with the tinsel wrapped around the strand. It's so pretty but every time I've tried to use it the tinsel is broken in so many spots.

    Please no wool or anything from Hobby Lobby.

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Yes and No

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Yes Please!!!

Here are some styles and things I enjoy in crafting and life...

  • Moomins Please! - This is something that is newer to me but I do just love them. Not something we have much of here in the US so anything you might like to share I would love. I just love my little Moomintroll.

  • The Ghastlies - This is a fabric series designed by Alexander Henry. I just love it!

  • Retro/Vintage - This is the feel I use for most of my paper crafting/scrapbooking/junk journaling styled crafts.

  • Halloween/Darker Themed - Halloween anytime of year is perfectly acceptable with me. I love bats, black cats, fortune tellers and anything witchy. With a vintage/retro feel is even better.

  • Art Deco - Roaring Twenties, flappers, the music and Zelda Fitzgerald.

  • Book Pages - I love using real book pages in my crafting. I love pages with foreign text, poem/poetic content, music or dictionary styled pages.

  • Pretty Papers in above styles

  • Postcards/Cards - With retro/vintage movie posters, pinups, vintage ladies, old weird B movies or just plain oddness.

  • Washi Tape

  • Pretty, Pretty Pens - So many pretty pens!!! I do love colorful pens of all sorts. Just makes life more fun! I especially enjoy using really fine tips. I've also started using alcohol markers and find them a lot of fun.

  • Favorite color, Chartreuse - Lots of yellowy green and greenish yellow!!! I like Chartreuse and Black together but all colors are great. Maybe not pastels as much but I'm good with pretty much anything when it comes to color.

  • Tea - I do enjoy tea. I drink mostly herbal teas but do enjoy a caffeinated tea now and then. Sealed only please.

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Thank you but...NO

  • No food - I am going to be doing an elimination diet soon so please no food items.

  • No politics

  • No religion

  • No hate

  • No Disney

  • No Hello Kitty

  • No Anime

  • No Kawaii

  • Nothing Cutesy - Nothing overly cutesy looking or geared towards kids. Unless it's something specific that has been noted somewhere.

  • No spiders!!! - Seriously. I will haunt you after the heart attack you give me and make your life a nightmare. Ha!

    While I LOVE Halloween I do not want anything with realistic looking spiders on it. Not really needing non realistic looking spiders either. Webs are just fine though.

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Happiness In A Box! Swap

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Happiness In A Box! Swap

In addition to what I've listed above, here are a few other things to help you out. Please don't hesitate to ask any questions you might have. I'm more than happy to help.

  • Movies - I love my movies!!! I'm a big fan of Thrillers/Horror. Below are 2 lists. These are just for ideas on what I like and what I already have. Please feel free to choose something not on these lists.

    Thriller/Horror Movies I Have

    Thriller/Horror Movies I Do Not Have

    I already have most movies with Alex SkarsgΓ₯rd, Heath Ledger and Keanu Reeves.

    Please - No Johnny Depp, Tim Burton, Mel Gibson or Julia Roberts.

  • Escape Room Games - I love these puzzle styled games/books. Below is a list of ones I already have.

    Escape Room Games/Books I Have

  • Books - See next section for book preferences.

  • Paper Ephemera - When I do Junk Journaling/Scrapbook styled activities I'm always wishing I had more bits and pieces to create layered looks. I have tons of pretty papers, washi tapes, photos I'll print out, book pages and some other bits but I could really use more little things. Die Cuts or other ephemera goodies in the styles listed above in my other sections (vintage, retro, antiqued, vintage/retro ladies, etc.).

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I Love This Book! Swap

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I Love This Book! Swap

I am open to anything you would like to send. If you thought it was great and want to pass it on I'm all for it!

I'll admit, I love my storytelling in movie form. I am so lazy when it comes to reading but I do enjoy it! I really enjoy reading books that movies or TV shows are based on. I enjoy seeing how my favorites started out or seeing how both versions compare.

Just like my movie watching, I do enjoy a good thriller in book form too. Twisty, keep you guessing stories are always fun.

Here's 2 Amazon lists that can help you out... These are just for ideas on what I like and what I already have. Please feel free to choose something not on these lists.

Books I have read or own

Books I have not read that interest me

While I like Thrillers and Horror, I don't really want anything that's too much True Crime styled. Even if it's fiction, nothing heavy on serial killers. It's one thing to be in that for an hour and a half for a movie. It's a whole other thing to be in that, in lots of detail, for days with a book.

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Ratings

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Comment: This bag is so perfect <3 reading your letter and looking at everything you put in the bag made me cry. I'll cherish all of it <3
Response: I'm so glad you enjoyed it all. I know it all went to a good home 8)
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Comment: YAY, this one did arrive. Thanks for the great square!
Response: Great!!! I'm so glad one of them finally showed up 8)
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Comment: Thank you - I love the yarn!
Response: I’m so glad you enjoyed them 8)
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Comment: Thank you for the 2 pretty squares & the tea. I decided stay with the group & swap-bot. I have been here since 2008 & not about to lose all I gained. I figured another way with things & I now hand wash crochet items & put them in the dryer & from dryer to package. Smiling here.
Response: I'm glad you enjoyed the squares. I hope the new way works for you 8)
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Comment: As an emotional pregnant woman, opening your package got to me haha. It was so personalized, it brightened up my spirits so much. Feeling sore, gross, and down-the warm touch of someone paying attention & making me feel special hit hard (in a good way). I truly appreciate your swap. I also went to my partners to be read list, it makes the swap so much more warm and fuzzy feelings to send. Thank you again!!
Response: (sniff, sniff) Well now you made me emotional. Ha! As someone who has been stuck in the house for the last year, it's nice to interact with other people if only briefly. It's great to read a reply and know someone is so happy to receive the package I sent them. I'm glad you enjoyed it. I hope the book turns out to be a good one (it sounded good). And I'm so happy that it brought you so much joy!!! 8)
isandie rated for I Love Ramen! Swap on Feb 15, 2021
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Comment: HOLY COW YOU WENT RAMEN CRAZY!!!! Thank you so much for the amazingly generous swap!!! ❀️❀️❀️😍😍😍😘😘😘
Response: I hope you enjoy trying it all. Thanks for participating 8)
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Comment: Thank you! I love what you did with the card and all the wonderful extras! Thank you for the generous swap! Happy Valentine's Day!
Response: I'm so glad you enjoyed it all. I had a lot of fun altering the card 8)
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Comment: Awww thanks for the Valentine's washcloth! <3 <3 <3
Response: Glad you liked everything. Happy Valentine's Day 8)
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Comment: Hello Zelda! Received your swap today, for heart dish cloth and Heart pillow, ball of Red Heart mini Joya color, and Valentine card. I am in love with all you sent! Awesome job done on both dish cloth and pillow! I very much enjoyed reading your note. Oh yes, I have to agree with you on that, that having so much fun with the crochet swaps! Loving it!
Response: I'm so glad you enjoyed everything. Have a happy Valentine's Day 8)
Raven93 rated for Valentine's Day in a Box on Feb 3, 2021
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Comment: I would give you a zillion hearts. A ZILLION! Oh my gosh - I love everything - the pink panther stickers and the bacon stickers! Stash tea, die cuts, cute unicorn bag (!!!) halloween stickers, useful paper, and so much green washi tape! like a boxful of springtime. And then candy too! And the best part - that handmade heart pot-holder. I love it!! You're the best, Valentine!! Thank you.
Response: Yay! I'm so glad you enjoyed everything. It was a lot of fun putting it all together. I hope it makes your Valentine's a little brighter 8)
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Comment: OH MY.....YOUR GRANNY IS ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL!!!! THANKYOU SO MUCH:)))
Response: I'm so glad you enjoyed it 8)
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Comment: Wow! I think I used this pattern a couple of numbers ago.
Response: Ha! Probably. I'm starting to lose track. Hope you enjoyed it 8)
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Comment: The box you sent was so fun to open! It was like a rainbow leapt out :P oh man and those candies O.O my dog does this silly thing when she tastes something sour/salty/sweet she does this teeth chatter (I'll have to send you a vid, it's so cute) and I totally thought I was about to do that hahaha
Response: Those candies were painful!!! Ha! I mean, I tired every flavor but I got more leary with each one. Ha!
hamsterfarm rated for [YA] Rainbow everything 🌈 on Jan 12, 2021
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Comment: Omg Zelda this blanket is a treasure <3 my pup and I are snuggled up in it right now and it IS sooo soft and squishy. I am beyond thankful for this gift! It's very comforting and now I know how people feel when I give them blankets haha. I'll definitely be writing you back <3
Response: I'm so glad you two are enjoying it!!! I knew I'd find the right person for it 8)
SciFiSama rated for Let's build a blanket together #10 on Jan 11, 2021
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Comment: Hi Zelda - Thank you so much for lovely square! I love everything about everything you sent: the square, the tea, the quote. THANK YOU!
Response: I'm so glad you enjoyed it all!!! I hope you keep participating and maybe we'll be matched again 8)
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Comment: Amazing ornaments!! I loved each one you sent! Wish I could give you 10 hearts for the thoughtfulness and care you put into this swap!!
Response: I'm so glad you enjoyed them 8)
Selewis91 rated for Let's Build a Blanket Together #8 on Dec 23, 2020
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Response: I'm so glad you enjoyed it 8)
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Comment: These books look fantastic and I love your choice of tea and candy gummies!
Response: I'm so glad you enjoyed them 8)
dakotadee rated for [YA] Yarn Swap <3 on Dec 19, 2020
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Comment: love the colors of the yarn. It is so soft...I love it. Now to decide what to make. Merry Christmas
Response: I'm so glad you enjoyed them 8)
LibraryMaker rated for Weekly Wrap Up PC #21 on Dec 19, 2020
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Comment: Thank you for the lovely postcard!
Response: I'm so glad you enjoyed it 8)

Rating Overview

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5.0000 54 17 17
Completed Fives Threes Ones
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Comments

hamsterfarm on Oct 9, 2020:

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Thanks for joining let's build a blanket together #1!

:)

KreavtiveKristi on Sep 30, 2020:

β€œMega Profile Quote #1 Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can.” – Arthur Ashe

kayebubbly on Sep 28, 2020:

MEGA PROFILE QUOTE #1

You can't go back and change the beginning but you can start where you are and change the ending. β€” C.S. Lewis

DanW on Sep 28, 2020:

Mega Profile Quote #1

β€œWe don't know how much time we got left, it doesn't seem worth it to spend it with someone you don't love.”

Sookie, True Blood

Moniquex on Sep 28, 2020:

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Hi Zelda β™₯ I wonder if you'd be interested in Cosmic Horror such as Lovecraft. I'm a big fan of this genre (In the Mouth of Madness is one of my favourite) and this is some interesting quote from Lovecraft:

"Life is a hideous thing, and from the background behind what we know of it peer daemoniacal hints of truth which make it sometimes a thousandfold more hideous." - H.P. Lovecraft

Hope you find many more movies for your watchlist and hope you enjoy them all β™₯

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lovelettererin on Sep 28, 2020:

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"She refused to be bored chiefly because she wasn't boring." β€”Zelda Fitzgerald

May you never be bored! Have an exciting week! :)

bostianh on Sep 27, 2020:

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