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Newlybird17

Newlybird17
Date Joined: October 2, 2016
Last Online: September 22, 2018

Country: United States

About Me

I'm a nurse living in suburban NYC, I've always wanted to be more creatively fulfilled. Mail art has been a fun outlet for me to explore my creative tendencies. I've especially enjoyed MMSA swaps, I've participated for at least 1-2 years. I have trouble starting projects, so I really appreciate the direction. Favorite colors include purple, green, magenta.

I love cats but have an allergic husband, so I dote on a pesky yet adorable labradoodle. I've done a lot of scrapbooking, but abruptly lost interest in creating new books. Casual art and writing journals are easier for me to update and adapt. I try to play the piano, and am trying to focus on keeping my house clean.

I love decorating for the holidays and the IDEA of entertaining. But in practice, I enjoy the cooking, arranging a "tablescape" but wish I had a ejection chute for my my guests after two hours LOL.

I enjoy shopping for antiques but am trying to reconcile my collections with a small house. Decks of cards, and Disney pins, and stamps are my latest obsessions. And I love any kind of anthropomorphic animal! They're impossibly cute!

Favorite Music

I love 90s music, old school New Wave, Light FM, (especially 70s Yacht rock), Motown, some Broadway (Rent, Les Mis), Glamour hair metal,

Favorite Books

Favorite book ever is The Shell Seekers by Rosamunde Pilcher, I enjoy Maeve Binchy, Anita Shreve, Anne Rivers Siddons novels, short stories, tend to prefer uplifting books and themes. We have a little free library in our neighborhood, and I've found some good books by Fanny Flagg. I really enjoyed The Goldfinch, also like travel novels, Peter Mayle. Finally read I know this Much is True by Wally Lamb, loved it.

Favorite Crafts

My favorite craft has been collage. I love vintage labels, ephemera, all kind of bits and pieces. I love STICKERS of all types, I still have my sticker books from when I was a child. I used to do a lot of scrapbooking, but prefer smaller art journals these days. I like using unique quotations, song lyrics, recycling cardboard packaging. I'm trying to learn how to sew with a machine to use on my collage, wish me luck!

Postcards, etc

Any kind of postcard is welcome, thanks! On deeper thought, if you have any sunset postcards lying around, I'd love them. I live in a densely populated area, and I miss that I can't see the sunset easily.

Favorite Television

I love Portlandia, Mad Men, Mozart in the Jungle, 80's sitcoms, Curb your Enthusiasm, Louis CK, the Love Boat, Seinfeld, Twilight Zone

More likes and interests

I enjoy gardening and I've been starting to make a Soul Collage deck of cards. I love going to museums, and exploring New York City with my family. I love decorating the house for the holidays, and having family game nights.

My family

My daughter is 9 years old, she'll probably be happy with any kind of surprise items, but her favorite things include: math and science, playing the piano and violin, basketball, lacrosse, all kinds of animals, especially dogs and hedgehogs, and chipmunks. My husband plays guitar, so any classic rock items are always appreciated.

Ratings

Innytoes rated for Harry Potter letter #29 on Jul 28, 2018
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Comment: Dear Colleen, thanks so much for the amazing letter! Tell your daughter it was very funny and I loved all the details she put into it (especially Hagrid crying over a cute dog!) I hope you have a great time at Harry Potter World!
Response: I’m so glad you liked it, thanks for your kind response! We had a great time, thanks, but it was very hot! And the Butterbeer did not disappoint! Lol.
jenmcjen rated for Harry Potter (r)inchies on Jul 21, 2018
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dodie rated for Cute Paper Clips #3 on Jun 20, 2018
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Comment: Hi! I like paper clips too. Check out on aliexpress.com.... There a SO MANY!! Love what you send. Thank you. Happy swapping
Response: Thanks for the tip! I just checked them out, and you're right, there are so many and they're such fun!!
veronicallama rated for Instax photo - spring <3 on Jun 2, 2018
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Comment: I really enjoyed reading about your Instax experience and thank you for the pics and all the extra goodies!
Elizabeth6277 rated for Stuff the Mailbox #6 on Apr 23, 2018
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Comment: Thank you! :)
HannahsMommy07 rated for Create with a Kiddo #1 on Apr 23, 2018
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krissyhead1990 rated for Garden Postcard #9 on Apr 5, 2018
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Comment: Hello Colleen. So sorry to hear about your parents. But I am glad that your dogwood tree has bloomed. That's very special. I would love to plant a fairy garden for my daughter. We have a large back yard so I am sure we can make a special area for her.
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Comment: Colleen, thanks for the pc! Marc
kayebubbly rated for Stuff the Mailbox #6 on Mar 29, 2018
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Comment: Ty🙂
Allison8236 rated for Theme: Birds on Mar 26, 2018
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Comment: Thank you for the beautiful bird cards and stickers!
Mark63 rated for TRANSPORT POSTCARD SWAP - MARCH on Mar 26, 2018
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Comment: Thanks for the nice PC. I like Tugboats too. :-)
TrishaLSmith rated for Vacation PC #1 on Mar 25, 2018
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Comment: Thank you. :D
Chaton13 rated for Stuff the Mailbox #6 on Mar 23, 2018
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Comment: Thank you
nannydino rated for SCIENCE POSTCARD SWAP - MARCH on Mar 19, 2018
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Comment: Hi Colleen, thank you for the atomium sculpture PC. Seattle is supposed to be very similar to Victoria. peace love light.
Response: Glad to hear it arrived, you're welcome, and thanks for the heart!
Gwenerific rated for Stuff the Mailbox #6 on Mar 18, 2018
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Comment: Thanks for the swap of your super cute envelope of goodies! Happy crafting!
zerosummons rated for Sticker slapped postcard on Mar 18, 2018
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Comment: Thank you for the postcard and all the great food/baking stickers!
Response: Glad you liked it, and thanks for the heart!
Bridgette rated for Stuff the Mailbox #6 on Mar 18, 2018
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Comment: Thank you for the great envelpoe of awesomeness! I liked the coordinating notecard set you made! In 3rd grade there were three Bridgettes in my class and we all spelled it differently, I don’t think I have met someone who spells their name like my parents spell it, tell her hello! =)
Response: Glad you liked everything! I told my Bridgette about you, she was happy to hear. She turned out to be a mispelled Brigitte (sp?) Bardot. LOL.
simonestclair rated for Stuff the Mailbox #6 on Mar 18, 2018
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Comment: Thank you for the goodies! :)
Response: Glad you liked them :)
nolagirl rated for Stuff the Mailbox #6 on Mar 17, 2018
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Comment: Thank you!
Ellivlove rated for Stuff the Mailbox #6 on Mar 15, 2018
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Comment: Thanks for the space themed things!
Response: Oh glad you liked them. Thanks for the heart!

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Comments

theaterfan23 on Mar 8, 2017:

Silly me forgot to put a stamp on your card for the recent St. Patricks Day Card swap so it got returned to me. I did a resend and sent it out this morning!

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CosmicDragon on Feb 9, 2017:

NKOTB Summer 2017! :D Wonder if we should do a NKOTB Swap this summer?

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