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PenguinParade

PenguinParade
Date Joined: September 23, 2010
Last Online: May 25, 2019
Birthday: September 9
Country: United States
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About Me

My Lady girl.

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I have always enjoyed swapping books, crafts, etc with people. I am finishing my last 2 classes for an English degree before I tackle grad school. I have a pup, who is older than the picture above.

loves/obsessions/collectings

  • Standard size Traveler's Notebook accessories/inserts/stickers/etc
  • Llamas/Alpacas/Flamingos/Cactus are my spring obsession!
  • Hello Kitty
  • Penguins
  • Cupcakes
  • Receiving mail
  • Messenger bags
  • Decorative/whimsical socks
  • Stickers
  • Yarn
  • Hot air balloons
  • Young Adult Books
  • The words "giggle" and "quack"
  • Fabric
  • Blank journals
  • Postcards
  • Fall & Winter
  • Felt
  • Polka dots
  • Note books (of all sizes)
  • seahorses
  • woodland forest creatures/mushrooms
  • tote bags
  • lip balm
  • rain, rain clouds, umbrellas
  • Tinker Bell

TEAS

I have a crazy obsession with loose teas from The Spice and Tea Exchange. Coconut Oolong, Orange Dulce, Orange Smoothie. mmmmmm

I also really like the Lipton Triangle tea bags. Let's see, what else-I love trying Tazo, Numi, and Yogi teas. Pretty much, I will try anything at least once! Honey stirrers are love :)

Favorite Crafts

  • Just got into watercoloring, brush pens, mixed media art journals, etc
  • Yarn crafts: Crocheting
  • Cross stitch
  • Paper crafts: cardmaking, scrapbooking, ATCs, Inchies, Twinchies, paper garlands, etc
  • Fabric: I also like to sew, I am a novice, but enjoy making pillows, plushies, etc.
  • I am also a novice at Quilling-but I want to learn more and do more!
  • Wreaths, with felt, paper, flowers

Favorite Books

I am an avid Young Adult book reader. I especially like Paranormal fiction/Dark Fantasy. Some of my favorites include: Richelle Mead, Melissa Marr, Sarah J Maas, Alyxandra Harvey. And there are some newer YA authors that I am in love with!

But I will read just about anything. Children's Books: Mo Willems' Elephant and Piggie series. Kevin Henkes, Amy Hest, OLIVIA!!!!!

Years ago, I discovered and fell in love with the original Grimm's Fairy Tales-not the cutesy, nice ones we see from Disney, etc. I like the fact that they were originally dark and not so much on the 'happily ever after.' (I don't particularly like happy endings in books.) In the same vein, I am a fan of modern re-tellings of fairy tales. Right now, I am on a Baba Yaga kick. I am especially fond of Sleeping Beauty and Beauty and the Beast.

Favorite Music

My music tastes vary so much. It all just depends on my mood. Currently Slipknot is on repeat. I am addicted to live performances on YouTube. Acoustic Michale Graves & Corey Taylor = Love

Favorite Movies

Dawn of the Dead, Princess Bride, Empire Records, Resident Evil series, Juno, Nightmare Before Christmas, Devil Wears Prada, Pitch Perfect, Harry Potter, Deadpool, Suicide Squad

Favorite Television

I don't really watch CURRENT tv, but for some faves: Buffy, Alias, HIMYM, Brooklyn 99, Crime tv stuff, Hells Kitchen...ummmmm?

What I Don't Really Like

Vanilla scented anything! Just...no. Bubble bath stuff. I'm not a big fan of beads either, but I'll not turn em away.

I'm not a fan of St. Patrick's Day. I don't mind green stuff, or shamrocks on their own, but if it is a St. Patty's thing, please hold on to it and send it to someone who would like it more. Thanks :)

Earrings. I do not have pierced ears.

Wishlist

  • Japanese/European fabrics
  • Washi/Deco Tape
  • I'm looking for hot air balloon items-fabric pieces, stamped images, stickers, something you've created, etc
  • USED gift cards. I'm wanting to start projects using them. I don't want any with balances, just the cards :)
  • Magnet backers- can be advert magnets, or fresh/clear magnets
  • Needle minders
  • Aida cloth/embroidery needles/cross stitch goodies
  • Accessories/inserts/stickers/baubles for Happy Planner/Standard size Travel Planner
  • Llamas/Alpacas/Flamingos/Cactus

Favorite Color(s)

  • Pink & Black
  • Shades of purple-lavender especially
  • Polka dots! (Not really a color per se, but they are still fun!)
  • Shades of dark red

Ratings

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Comment: Thank you for the swap I love the items and will use them. I love the ribbon and washi tape I didn't have any with butterflies.
Response: Yay, I'm so glad you like it all!!
Ellen101 rated for Washi of the Month May on May 21, 2019
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Comment: Thank you for sending me such pretty washi tape. And the. Kawaii card is adorable. (Love it!)
Response: You are welcome, and glad you like the card :)
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Comment: Your meals sound yummy.
Response: Thank you so much!
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Comment: Thanks for the beautiful card!
Response: You are very welcome!
KathyB rated for Pillbox Swap on May 18, 2019
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Comment: What a fun paper choice! And thanks so much for the extra goodies :)
Response: You are very welcome, glad you liked it. And thank you for the heart :)
shinyserra rated for Bird MailArt on May 9, 2019
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Comment: What cute little birds! I love the fuzzy leg syndrome haha. The hummingbird stickers are too cute as well. Thanks for a great swap.
Response: lol Yay, so glad you liked it, including the fuzzy leg syndrome :D
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Comment: Thanks! I like the die cuts a lot.
Response: You are so welcome!
Vickyen rated for WIYM: Me from A to Z on May 7, 2019
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Comment: Hi Ginny! Thanks for the A to Z share! I enjoyed reading your write-up and I have a bit of book hoarding issue as well! Never too many books, just not enough bookshelves! LOL! Hugs and Happy Swapping! 😉
Response: lol yes, never enough bookshelves!
esmy77 rated for Flower Themed Ephemera Swap on May 7, 2019
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Comment: Everything you sent me is wonderful! here is your heart!
Response: Yay, I'm so glad you liked it!!
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Comment: Thank you so much for your card and the story of your animals! we mostly had cats but we had a goldfish once that kept trying to get away. It would jump out of his little tank and we would have to keep putting him back. He jumped out one time too many and no one was there to save him. We never had more fish after that. Hugs, Diane
Response: Aw poor little goldie, he was an adventurer...much to his demise!
jeka396 rated for Just Randomness on May 3, 2019
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Comment: Thank you for the random paper items!
Response: You are very welcome!
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Comment: I love it!! Don't you LOVE the feeling when you haven't made time for art and then suddenly you "have" to for a swap! :) Thank you!!
Response: You are so so welcome! I am so glad you loved it! I ended up making 2 more that night lol. And YES, it is such a release to "have" to make something lol.
shinyserra rated for Notecard with a Prompt #5 on May 1, 2019
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Comment: Oh, that's too bad that you lost touch!
Response: Yeah, it would have been cool to stay in touch :( Thanks for the heart
kittyfun rated for Penpal letter tell about your day on May 1, 2019
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Comment: Thank you for writing!
Response: You are very welcome!
Christine6035 rated for WTL: Washi Nature Walk on Apr 28, 2019
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Comment: Thanks so much!
Response: You are very welcome!
kokoloc rated for Random Act of Kindness Giveaway on Apr 28, 2019
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pattiairel rated for Memo Pad ✨GIVEAWAY!✨ USA ONLY on Apr 26, 2019
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Comment: Thanks for doing this swap with me♥♥
Response: You're welcome, and thank you for the heart.
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Comment: the idea of a long letter made me smile..thanks for the extras..and hope you are feeling well...
Response: Yay glad you liked it! Thank you for the heart
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Comment: Thank you for the card and note. I knew of this group for quite a few years I just never thought to join until recently when I received an invite from one of the current founders.
Response: Thank you for the heart, and that's cool that you finally got invited in :P

Rating Overview

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Comments

MSturgill87 on May 14, 2019:

Thank you for the lovely birthday card for Evelyn (via Card Craze)! <3

neva on May 3, 2019:

Thank you so much for the antique book pages. They're perfect! Folded is fine, I'm making smaller black-out poems so they'll be mailable.

ScottishLass34 on May 3, 2019:

Thank you so much for the Menagerie Tag llama item! I’m in love with this cute llama keychain/clip!!! It’s already clipped onto my purse 😃🦙🙏 Such an awesome thing to send, thank you so much! You totally made my week!

MSturgill87 on Apr 18, 2019:

Thank you for joining Card Craze! Please be on the lookout for an upcoming PM with directions on how to complete your membership to the group.

CurlyTea on Sep 10, 2018:


Happy Birthday!

pne on Apr 9, 2017:

Aaaaah, I get it now! Thanks for the explanation. Phew! I was worried for a moment there. I've updated my rating response now :)

Schwallie on Dec 2, 2014:

Please join my Swap this year! :) http://www.swap-bot.com/swap/show/189635

anrtist on Nov 24, 2014:


Blessings, cc

BigHillGoddess on Jan 13, 2014:

Congratulations, Auntie Penguin!

Paige1900 on Jan 10, 2014:

WELCOME TO:

Serendipity Welcome

Thanks for joining us.

Terry and Paige

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