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Newlybird17

Newlybird17
Date Joined: October 2, 2016
Last Online: November 5, 2017

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 again 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 occasional camping. 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 7 1/2 years old, she'll probably be happy with any kind of surprise items, but her favorite things include: Minecraft, math and science, playing the piano and violin, basketball, softball, all kinds of animals, especially dogs and hedgehogs, and chipmunks. My husband plays guitar, so any classic rock items are always appreciated.

Update April 2017

Taking a little break from Swapbot, with apologies. My father died rather suddenly 10 days ago, I miss him greatly and my entire family is still reeling from the loss. In addition, I've been interviewing for a new job which would change my schedule and availability. I'll be back, for sure, when the dust settles.

Ratings

ultrameganerd rated for I'll Never Forget... on Jul 20, 2017
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Comment: Thank you very much for sharing your memory with me Thanks also for the extra! <3
ARose007 rated for 3 Things In An Envelope #4 on Jul 3, 2017
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Comment: Thank you for such a thoughtful swap. I enjoyed the article you sent along with all the goodies.
Response: Glad you liked it, enjoy your summer!
gmasusie rated for Chunk O Cardboard - Mar 2017 on Mar 14, 2017
5
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Comment: Thank you
Response: You're very welcome!
aspens rated for Chunk O Cardboard - Mar 2017 on Mar 13, 2017
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Comment: Thanks for the postcards! I think the swap was meant more for sending a piece of cardboard as the actual postcard, though! But it's no worries, I do appreciate your note & the beautiful art cards!
Response: Glad it arrived, thanks for the tip, I definitely missed that piece of the puzzle. LOL.
judee0624 rated for City / Town / Village with V on Mar 11, 2017
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Comment: Thanks for the Venice card and for reading my profile. It hasn't changed in a long while.
Response: I enjoyed your profile, and thanks for the heart!
widelo123 rated for Sunrise sunset pc swap march on Mar 10, 2017
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Comment: Colleen, Thank you for the postcard. Shirley Forgive me, I forgot to give you a heart for the beautiful sunrise postcard. Happy Spring! Shirley
Response: Glad to hear it arrived.
adorablebutdangerous rated for March Tea Swap on Mar 5, 2017
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Comment: Wonderful teas, Colleen! Thanks so much! The winters in Texas aren't too cold but I still drink a lot of herbal tea throughout. I am very cold natured and get chilled easily.
Response: I'm glad you liked them! Thanks for the heart!
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Comment: The card you sent was adorable! Love it. Thank you!
Response: Glad to hear it arrived, and thanks for the heart!
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Comment: Very nice! Thank you
Response: Happy to hear it arrived, and thanks for the heart!
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Comment: You and your daughter have completely spoiled us. If I could give two hearts I would. Rebeka and I loved all our goodies, the cute packing and very nice notes. A big thank you from both of us.
Response: Oh, so glad to hear it arrived and that you both enjoyed everything! We had fun putting it all together, that's for sure. Thanks for your prompt message, and thanks for the heart! Enjoy the rest of your week!
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Comment: Your take on the postcard cracked me up! Thank you!
Response: Glad you liked it, I struggled a bit with the "alternate story" idea, thanks for the heart!
iamtheoa rated for Song Lyrics Postcard on Feb 26, 2017
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Comment: Love The Smiths and the lyric you gave! Really loved your explanation of why you chose that particular lyric too. Thanks so much!
Response: Glad you liked it! Here's another one......I was looking for a job and then I found a job......lol! Truth and wisdom in music.
Liney960 rated for Song Lyrics Postcard on Feb 25, 2017
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Comment: The PC was beautiful! I'm a fan of REM too! :)
Response: Oh, glad it arrived and that you liked it. Thanks for the heart! Wish they would do a mini-tour one day.
PandatronXD rated for About Your Pets PC Swap on Feb 22, 2017
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Comment: Thank you! I loved learning about your furry pal :)
Response: Glad to hear it arrived, pets are certainly entertaining, a fun swap!
tigerlily2110 rated for Flower PC Swap on Feb 21, 2017
5
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Comment: Thank you.
Response: Thanks for the heart!
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Comment: Got your card. I like all the DC photos. It took me a while to find it because you forgot to write the swap name on it.
Response: Oops! Sorry about that, newbie mistake. : )
wittmert rated for Sticker PC Swap #3 - USA ONLY on Feb 17, 2017
5
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Comment: Thanks!
Response: Glad to hear it arrived, and thanks for the heart!
sybil31562 rated for ART PC #6 6 or more colors on Feb 16, 2017
5
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Comment: Thanks for the PC.
Response: Glad to hear it arrived, and thanks for the heart!
goldfinchmeadowlark rated for Women in Time PC Swap on Feb 16, 2017
5
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Comment: Ahhhh! My apologies for the delay in rating; thank you, thank you, THANK YOU for such a wonderful, thoughtful swap :D I loved the festively-adorned vellum (I love semi-translucent envelopes!) envelope, vintage postcards, and your sweet note on colorful cactus stationery! I wish I could have caught Mr. Connick, Jr. in The Pajama Game on Broadway over ten years ago, but I did enjoy his duet with Kelli O'Hara on the Tony Awards :) And my Christmas playlist is incomplete without his "When My Heart Finds Christmas." I always love seeing how previous generations corresponded, and it still blows my mind to think vintage postage and postcards are decades old! I look forward to sharing the fierce Marilyn Monroe-themed card with another swapper one day :) Thank you for bringing some sunshine to my mailbox, and I hope you are warm and toasty despite the frigid, snowy New York weather ♥♥
Response: Thanks for your lovely note! I'm very glad you enjoyed the postcards. Thanks for the heart, and hope we swap again in the future!
Kraftylady777 rated for Sticker PC Swap #2 - USA ONLY on Feb 14, 2017
5
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Comment: Thank you so much
Response: You're very welcome, and thanks for the heart!

Rating Overview

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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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