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Nnyla

Nnyla
Date Joined: July 15, 2010
Last Online: June 26, 2017
Birthday: October 2
Country: United States
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About Me

I am New Orleans girl "through and through," but my family relocated to Alabama 4 years ago. It's certainly not NOLA, but it's okay. I am a happily married and mom of a 10-year-old son. Family is my priority, but somehow I manage to maintain my sanity as a FT university professor. I teach literature (absolutely LOVE it AND my students). Reading and Writing are my PASSIONS. I enjoy giving and making (simple--digital and handmade) bookmarks, cards and digital scrapbooks for family and friends. I love photography (taking pictures and looking at them--I'm a Flickr addict). I also love water, flowers, nature (in general), parks, bayous, etc. and taking walks--though I don't consider myself the outdoorsy type (much to my hubby's chagrin, camping is NOT appealing to me).

NOTE ABOUT SWAPPING AND RATING: Swap-bot has been a wonderful experience--I've met really awesome people and learned a few new things along the way. I send swaps on time. If you have not received a swap from me in a timely manner, please send me a PM. Some things simply take longer. (I sent a PC to Russia that took nearly 3 months to arrive). I rate as soon as I receive a swap. If I haven't rated you, I haven't received the swap. I will not rate you as a "no send" without attempting to contact you.

Favorite Music

Music is my first love. I like classical, jazz (instrumental and vocal), inspirational, gospel, some R&B, neosoul, traditional blues, calypso, reggae, New Orleans music, etc. The list goes on...Anything with meaningful lyrics, but no heavy metal, gangster rap, or hard rock.

Favorite Books

Far too many to name, so I'll list a few... The BIBLE--where else can you get drama, narratives, history, creative nonfiction, romance, parables, poetry, prophecy, self-help, mischief and mayhem under one cover? Everything SHAKESPEARE has written; Toni Morrison, SONG OF SOLOMON; Ellen G. White, THE DESIRE OF AGES; Howard Thurman, MEDITATIONS OF THE HEART; C.S. Lewis, THE GREAT DIVORCE; Edwidge Danticat, BREATH, EYES, MEMORY; Bessie Head, A QUESTION OF POWER; James Joyce, ULYSSES; Homer, THE ODYSSEY; Dedra Johnson (a good friend), SANDRINE'S LETTER TO TOMORROW; Nawal El Saadawi, WOMAN AT POINT ZERO; Amy Tan, THE JOY LUCK CLUB; Jamaica Kincaid, LUCY; Ngugi wa Thiong'o, A GRAIN OF WHEAT; Tarshia Stanley, THE BOOK OF EPHESUS (published August 2013!); Christian Fiction (love Lori Wick); Literary Theory/Criticism

Poets: Alfred, Lord Tennyson; Robert Browning; Elizabeth Barrett Browning; Shakespeare; Rita Dove; Emily Dickinson; Lucille Clifton; Alice Walker; Nikky Finney, John Milton; Brenda Marie Osbey, etc.

Favorite Movies

Again, too many to name...The Fisher King; Eve's Bayou; The Caveman's Valentine; Beloved; Sugar Cane Alley; Imitation of Life; Daughters of the Dust; Xala; Black Girl; Schindler's List; Nights in Rodanthe; P.S. I Love You; Women of Brewster Place; Brown Sugar; Love Jones; Mona Lisa Smile; Runaway Bride; Stepmom; Steele Magnolias; Fried Green Tomatoes; Something to Talk About; Pretty Woman; Redemption; Crooklyn; Bamboozled; Malcolm X; The Color Purple

My Favorite Things

Teddy Bears (I collect figurines only; had too many stuffed bears, so I gave most away); the color PURPLE; the color PINK (after a few family rounds with breast cancer, pink has become a favorite); stickers; pretty paper and notebooks; journaling; cool/nice/pretty pens; sharpies; postcards; craft scissors (even though I haven't quite mastered cutting straight with them); funny quotations; meaningful quotations; spiritual (as in religious quotations); silly/funny children's poems and stories; photography; digital scrapbooks; my Mac; Photoshop; poetry; music; books; reading; writing; letters; history; art; simple vegetarian recipes; Dr. Seuss; Care Bears (Grumpy Bear); anything that keeps me organized; I also LIKE people. MOST are interesting and fun!

I enjoy making photo postcards, handmade envelopes, and ATCs. I also enjoy receiving these items from others.

Dislikes

I dislike: horror and gory stuff; witchcraft and sorcery/fortunetelling/tarot; zodiac/horoscope; cigarettes; alcohol; profanity; dogs and cats (quite ironic since our family has every other animal imaginable); distasteful humor; nudity; scraps; ripped and/or torn things; edible items (too many things I don't eat, so better not to send); meat or anything that glorifies meat. (I've been a vegetarian MOST of my life. I don't judge others for eating meat, but I don't want it thrown in my face).

Wish List

Washi tape samples (especially faith-based and word washi); inspirational quotes and stickers; teddy bear stickers; planner stuff; blank non-touristy postcards; ideas for cute/pretty/elegant/beautiful card-making

Allergies

Cigarette smoke; pet hairs/dander; dust; pollen

Hubby's & Son's Likes

Hubby is easy--since most things he likes are too large to stuff in any envelope: foreign currency and old US currency.

Son likes: robots, animals in general, elephants and frogs in particular; rockets, astronauts, and space; superheroes, age-appropriate comic books, books about animals and nature, reading, drawing, postcards, stickers, "outer space," Super Mario Brothers, Skylanders, Rabbids, nature, rocks, Legos, and sooooo much more.

Postcards

I prefer postcards naked, stamped and written on (but if you're sending a PC that you don't want marred by postal machines and handling, I will not complain if you place it in an envie). I am not too picky about postcards--but my favorites are (not in any particular order): literary postcards; artsy postcards; whimsical postcards; cultural (icons/myths/stories) postcards; map postcard; touristy postcards that teach me a little about your history or culture--building, bridges, statues, monuments. I also like fun, humorous and quirky cards. Surprise me and I'll be pleased. But please no nudity or profanity--my son enjoys the postcards with me. Thanks!

Your PCs: I love well-crafted PCs made from your photography AND well-crafted "homemade" PCs, so if you're into making them, please send me one. I won't rate you down for not sending a "store-bought" one! Do note that well-crafted PCs involve more than cutting a picture from a magazine and gluing it to a piece of card stock.

Ratings

Juliana89 rated for Picture and a Letter on Jun 13, 2017
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Comment: Thank you for your letter!
reader44ever rated for Literary Wisdom PC #9 on Jun 13, 2017
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Comment: Thank you for another great literary postcard, Chandra! I enjoyed both the quote on the image side and, especially, the one you wrote on the print side! :-) Thank you for sharing!
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Comment: Thanks so much for the fabulous card! I have read the book and the movie version is one of my favourites! Have a great summer! xxx
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Comment: TWO PCs! And I love them both! Thank you so much. I didn't get into Alice until I was older, too. I remember my mom reading it to me (especially The Jabberwocky poem), but you see so much more in it when you're older, I think. And thanks so much for hosting this series -- I love these swaps!
bluehairedmary rated for A Book Themed POSTCARD! on Jun 7, 2017
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Comment: Thank you so much for BOTH of your postcards! I miss England! It was brilliant living there! Anyway, thanks for the stroll down memory lane and for both cards!
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Comment: The scripture cards were a special treat and a blessing. They really made me smile, thank you :)
PeggyO rated for Literary Wisdom PC #8 on May 31, 2017
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Comment: Thanks for the interested quotation which is quite dark but quite true at the same time. I have this same set of cards--I almost sent the same card to my partner--cannot remember why I changed to another one. Happy Swapping!
RachelPoppins rated for Book Lovers Postcard Swap 7 on May 31, 2017
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Comment: I cant wait to dive into some of these books, thank you!
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Comment: Thank you so much for the great postcard :)! I love Roald Dahl-books and these postcards and this one is still missing from my collection. And the book is great too, you should read it!
vontakk rated for Alice in Wonderland PC Swap #5 on May 28, 2017
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Comment: I love that I'm getting your entire collection of postcards and none are the same!!! :D Thank you sooooooo much, again!
vontakk rated for Fairytale PC Swap #2 USA on May 28, 2017
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Comment: You are so awesome and I absolutely adore everything you send, seriously!!!! :D thanks soooo much again! <3
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Comment: Love the postcard! Unfortunately looks like its been a little torn in the post
Response: Oh no! Was it the Eric Carle postcard? The snake? That makes me sad. At any rate, I'll send a different postcard. Should I place it in an envelope?
midteacher rated for 4-4-4: 4 Topics, 4 Cards, 4 Weeks on May 16, 2017
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Comment: I enjoyed this swap immensely, more so because our creative processes are so different yet we each love the other's style! Getting mail from you ALWAYS makes the bad day I had so much brighter! Thank you for inspiring me and pushing me just little out of my comfort zone with these swaps.
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Comment: Hi Chandra, thank you for the awesome PC. I had this one and sent it out : so I was so thrilled when I saw it from you. Love this one :) Blessings of peace love light
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Comment: Thank you so much! Loved your list and notecard! Sending good vibes your way!
Larina rated for Quotes of Peace Postcard Swap on May 3, 2017
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Comment: Well that was a sexy quote!
Response: Hahaha! I could have quoted Aristophanes' Lysistrata. I hope you enjoyed it! Thanks for the heart!
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Comment: That was a fun postcard. We are still searching the dog with the hotdog and having fun together. Thank you for this great swap. ❤
Response: Yes! I always enjoy the Waldo/Wally postcards. Hope you find the dog with hotdog soon! You're welcome and thanks for the heart!
vontakk rated for Alice in Wonderland PC #3 USA on Apr 13, 2017
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Comment: You're seriously one of the BEST partners EVER! I LOVEEEEEE the postcards you sent! Thank you sooooooo much! They're all on my fridge! <3 Everyone in the house is enjoying them greatly! They're some of my absolute favorites in my collection!
Response: Awwww...you're just too kind! Glad you love the postcards. I'm sad I missed #4. :-( But thanks for hosting the swap and for the heart!
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Comment: Anything Alice or Dahl is perfect for me! Thanks for a great doubleheader! All did get here on the same day!
Response: Oh that must have been a fun postcard day! Thanks for the heart!
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Comment: Hey Chandra! Of course I love BOTH cards! Beatrix Potter is awesome! Thank you so much!
Response: Yay! I'm happy you loved the cards. You're welcome!!! Thanks, again, for the heart!

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Comments

yvonne401 on Jun 19, 2017:

Welcome to Proverbs Women! It's great to have you here!

Blessings,

Yvonne

yvonne401 on Jun 10, 2017:

Welcome to Butterfly lovers! It's great to have you here!

Blessings,

Yvonne

reader44ever on May 31, 2017:

Chandra! I got your postcard for the Literary Wisdom PC #7 swap today! I love it! Thank you so much for being my angel! :-)

TereDiane1954 on Feb 19, 2017:

I found a pretty card from you (2015) between the pages of my Bible,and it made me think I ought to swing by and say ♥ God bless your Sunday ♥

ArtyBeth3 on Jan 5, 2017:

Thank you for the lovely Merry Christmas postcard you made & sent to me. It took a little extra time to arrive because you had transposed my zip code. It's not 97213, but 97123. :)

clutterfree on Jan 3, 2017:

Chandra...what an awesome surprise to find one of your beautiful handmade scripture Christmas cards in my mail box today!! Thank you for your thoughtfulness and blessings in your New Year!! Peace, love and JOY to you...Charlene

lou on Oct 3, 2016:

Happy Birthday month from WIYM & Sharp Shooters!

bjmonroe on Oct 2, 2016:

bjmonroe on Sep 23, 2016:

clutterfree on Jul 27, 2016:

Chandra....many thanks for the encouraging photo quote....your work is always beautiful and so inspiring! The photo and Helen Keller quote were new to me and I was so blessed by your SURPRISE mail!! Hugs and prayers as you are counting down your lazy days of summer....blessings in your new academic year!! ...Charlene

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