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Nnyla

Nnyla
Date Joined: July 15, 2010
Last Online: August 21, 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

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Comment: Thank you so much for the postcards . You are very talented !!!! I also used Matthew 7:7 for mine :)
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Comment: Thank you for this wonderful photo of the Parr family in The Incredibles, Chandra! I LOVE it! I love this movie, too! I did smile, really big, when I saw it. THANK YOU!!! And also thank you for the bonus PC you sent. I really like the image side, and the quote you shared on the print side is good, too! :-) Thank you ever so much for sharing both of these postcards with me!
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Comment: Thanks so much for the doubled postcards for this swap! Would you believe card #2 arrived 2 days before card #1? Isn't the postal service a baffling process? Anyway, both are entirely new cards for my collection and cards I love, especially th Winnie the Pooh card. I love those illusrations. Thanks for an extra special swap! :-)
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Comment: Thank you for BOTH cards! I love them!
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Comment: what a nice card, i love it so much i belive the book is really great, thank you for cooling me down, we also had rather hot weather, i already had sent some winter little mole cards to my partners:))
Mark63 rated for Literary Wisdom #10 on Aug 7, 2017
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Comment: Thank you for your PC that arrived today. :-)
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Comment: Hey Chandra - Great card! Eeyroe arrived a few days ago, but part one seems to be taking the long route. Did want to go ahead and rate and thank you though. I'll let you know when the other one gets here!
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Comment: Thank you for the brilliant bear postcard. We LOVE, LOVE, LOVE it <3
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Comment: Received your two postcards in today's mail. You went above and beyond with TWO postcards, and both are illustrations by Eric Carle, one of my favorite children's writers and illustrators. Thanks SO much for a great swap!
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

Rating Overview

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Comments

Karen07 on Jul 28, 2017:

Pooh arrived today. He was trailing along after Eeyore it seems. Anyway, I do think that Winnie the Pooh is great literature for sure! Classic is the way to go though. I think Disney Pooh is a tad lame. Thanks for a great card!

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:

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