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Phenyx

Phenyx
Date Joined: January 17, 2019
Last Online: September 18, 2019
Birthday: May 7
Country: India
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About Me

So I've always been in love with the idea of snailmail. I've sent plenty of them while I was at boarding school and I guess it's something that just stuck with me. I've been toying with the idea of finding a penpal in this day and age and Voila I came across a YouTube video which directed me here. SO HERE I AM!!!

I am new to this but I will try my best to make the most of this system. I'm living in India but I'm a Tibetan. The whole idea of finding a penpal, learning about different cultures and getting to know other people (in an era of internet) is a beautiful experience.

I'm currently pursuing my PhD in Psychology and I'm not sure what trouble I've signed myself up for. Compared to that I'm hoping finding a penpal would be a breeze. :)

I'm also trying to learn Korean and Tibetan languages. I have always been someone who likes planning and preparing for simple things and they may not always be visible but they exist. So this year I began a bullet journal in Jan. I'm taking it slow so nothing too fancy as of now.

You can jump to the DIY and ABC section to know what to write or send me.

I am also open to personal swaps (containing what I'm looking for-mentioned below). Drop me a message if you are interested.

NOTE: Please message me if you don't receive my snailmail. I send all swaps before the deadline. If any mail has been misplaced or doesn't arrive, I will resend if necessary.

I am looking for

  • Carved rubber stamps & clear stamps (mainly vintage themed, botanical themed, retro and grunge)
  • Anything vintage themed(book pages, stickers, diagrams, ephemera, maps, music sheets, illustrations etc)
  • Anything botanical (papers, stickers, diagrams, cut-outs, etc.)
  • Rubber pieces from a sheet (for stamp carving) any size will do

Favorite Books

So I'm not a complete bookworm but yeah I'm a voracious reader. I don't think I can remember all the books I've ever read. My all time favourite genres are

• Adventure

• Crime

• Suspense/Thriller

• Sci-fi

I have read a few non-fiction as well but mostly self help and personal development books.

There's something about a story that sticks with me while I forget it's name/title. Does that happen with you too ?

Favorite Movies

I think I can definitely say I enjoy a bit of every genre (except war movies or those based in that time) But there are a few that stick with me, even after the passage of time I remember scenes vividly and enjoy watching them again and again. Like,

• Inception

• Shutter Island

• Trance

• Seven Pounds

• Catch me if you can

• Shawshank Redepmtion

Favorite Television

Well this is indeed something that requires the patience to follow and if you happen to miss or hear of a particular show late then the binge watching begins (guilty). You know you've done that too. By the way a few of my personal favourites are:

• Dexter ( I love, love this one. Insanely intriguing)

• Prison Break (I think the planning and plotting just drew me in as someone whose completely into the whole planning and organising bit)

• Suits (damn these guys know what they're doing)

• Lie to Me ( I'd be surprised maybe shocked to ever know of any Psyc student who doesn't love this one)

I've reached this far and I haven't yet mentioned this whole new world of K-dramas that I've been going gaga over (Not joined the K-pop bandwagon, yet). It's been a completely new world that has gotten me intrigued about Korea- its culture, food, people and language (Yes, I picked up a few words from the TV series and yes I'm struggling to learn Korean). I don't want to list all the K-Drama, as it's never ending.

DIY

While it's been a few years since I decided that I want my life to be productive and minimalistic(I'm trying my best). A big reason I began DIYing and recycling things around me to make optimum utilisation of resources. While doing this I try to pick up a new skill every now and then. It could be small but as long as it helps sustainability.

Also please don't be surprised if I reuse a postcard or note card or envelope for your swap mail.

RAK's, Tags & Wishlist

Outgoing

Incoming

Thank you

ABC's

So I skimmed through a few profiles and thought I'd include this section to help you decide what you could send/write about or maybe find common ground with me.

I will keep updating it regularly

A - artwork(your original), Asian

B- books (of any kind), bright colours, baking, Bristol paper (any size), birds, botanical

C- clear stamps, cute things, cardstock paper(any size), challenging myself, compassion, craft, colours(mostly all), cactus, charms for TN, constellation

D- dogs, doodle, DIY, drawing, die cuts (nature themed, botanical, underwater theme, labels, tags, doilies, paper lace)

E- exploring, envelopes(handmade), embroidery,

F- french fries, flowers, feathers, fitness, fragrance(like mostly earthy and fruity but not flowery),

G- galaxy

H- handmade(anything), Harry Potter,

I- introvert, illustration, instant photo(Polaroids, Instax), inkpads(slightly used will also do)

J- journalling, Japanese culture and art related things,

K- Korean drama, kawaii, Korean culture and art related things

L- leaves, learning new skills, lace(fabric/paper)

M- memo, mindfulness, meditation, mountains, minimalism, maps, metal die, moon, milkyway

N- note card(blank inside)

O- organising, optimisim, oceans

P- pastel colours, plants, poetry (about life, nature, emotions, humorous, haiku, your original), pens, paper(all kinds for scrapbooking esp. handmade/recyled, except regular notebook ones), photo/photography, painting, funky paper clips, pouch(stationery)

Q- quotes,

R- reading, rubber stamps(handmade on my wishlist), research, recycled paper,

S- stationery(obviously), stickers(refer to section below) , silver jewellery, stencils, sketches, succulents, stars

T- travelling, trees, TN inserts (B5 slim, dotted pages), twine/thread

U- universe, uniball pens,

V- vintage, vellum,

W- washitape(refer to section below), writing, walking, winter, watercolours, workout, wax paper

X-

Y- yoga,

Z- zentangle, zen, zines, zip pouches

DISLIKES : Please don't send

  • Glitter,
  • Puffy or 3D stickers,
  • anything kiddish like winnie the pooh and Disney related
  • Tea or anything edible
  • Manga
  • Pokemon
  • Hello Kitty
  • Emojis
  • Rainbows
  • Roses
  • Anything in bright gold (rose gold is fine)
  • Anything planner related like (days, months, dates etc. I am into bujo but 95% of the time I prefer to handwrite hence I won't end up using any of them sent)
  • Postcards (I don't swap them and don't have much use for them)

Washitape & Stickers

Since I'm obsessed with these I thought they deserved a separate section of their own.

LIKES

  • Pastel colours (not plain please)
  • Images of coffee, books, stationery
  • Plain circles or water colour themed circles,
  • Asian culture or food related,
  • Sketch images,
  • vintage
  • postage stamps
  • Nature themed (flowers, feathers, birds, plants, mountains, leaves)
  • Maps

STAMPS: Clear or rubber (handcarved/store bought)

  • botanical theme
  • vintage patterns
  • grunge
  • retro

Flakes & Angels

I'm disheartened that I would have a need for this section.

Ratings

LunarBeauty rated for Junk journal kit...vintage theme on Sep 10, 2019
5
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Comment: I really liked the ephemera and the envelopes but the requirement for this swap was 4 tags, I only received 2 because it did not meet the requirements I rated a 3.
Response: Update|Sept 10: Thank you for re-rating. Hey dear, I clearly remember putting in the specified number of items, although I don't have a picture of the items included. If you could please recheck and let me know as the tags could've been confused with other ephemera(2 were small but on thick card stock) . Otherwise I am willing to rectify this. Apologies for the inconvenience.
Jodi1982 rated for Blind envelope: Happy Mail on Sep 10, 2019
5
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Comment: Hello! I received the package last night.... loved it. It was packaged so neatly! Thank you so much and happy swapping!
Lonestarchild rated for Flat Envie of Fun Part 24 on Sep 9, 2019
5
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Comment: OH! What a lovely little package of surprises! Thanks so much! (Wish I had your penmanship!)
WhimsyEcoBug rated for WTL: Washi Bag #4 on Aug 25, 2019
5
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Comment: will gladly move one along and send the other home (:
Response: Sure thing. See you in the next round. Thank you for the rating.
Tverne05 rated for WTL: Washi Bag #4 on Aug 24, 2019
5
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Comment: Thank you and I’ll pass it along in the next round.
Response: Sure thing. Thank you for the rating
5
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Comment: I really like the stickers, thank you !
Response: I'm happy to hear you liked them. Thank you for the rating.
PrettyAlice rated for Washi Bag #4 (Int'l) on Aug 23, 2019
5
rating
Comment: Thank you!
Response: Thank you for rating. See you in the next round.
phillaine rated for My favorite prompts on Aug 21, 2019
5
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Comment: These are so lovely! Some interesting words I wouldn't even think to write about otherwise. I like how you put different kinds of stamps on them as well. Thank you! ♥
Response: I'm glad they made it to you and that the prompts were thought provoking. Thank you for the rating.
5
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Comment: Thank you for a lovely swap! I LOVE the little knitted Harry Potter Scarf bookmark! It's perfect! I also love the washi, clips and the stickers too! Hugs from USA! xGabi
Response: Happy to hear you liked the mail I packed for you. Thank you for the rating.
Ace330660 rated for WTL: Washi Bag #3 on Aug 18, 2019
5
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Comment: Thanks for the washi bags ! Will pass them along !
Response: Thank you for the rating. See you in the next round.
5
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Comment: Thank you Tenzing :)
Response: Thank you for the rating
moonfayri rated for WTL: Washi Bag #2 on Aug 12, 2019
5
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Comment: Thanks for sending the washi bag. I will pass it along in another round. I also love the pretty handmade stickers which you included. Thank you!
Response: Wow, this one really did take its own sweet time. But I'm glad it arrived. Thank you for the rating.
5
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Comment: Thank you!
Response: I'm really glad this made it to you. Thank you for the rating.
5
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Comment: Thank you! I recieved today!! 💜💙💚💛❤💗 awesome letter!
Response: * Update: Thank you for re-rating. Much appreciated. Although I would definitely hope you would consider timeliness before rating for any swap as International mail does tend to take time. * Dear Christine, would it be possible for you to wait a bit before rating, considering the deadline for sending was 17 July(I sent it on July 16th) and its international post coming from India. Post nearly always takes a minimum of 4 weeks from India to US and sometimes longer . Rest assured I have definitely sent a decorated envelope.
5
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Comment: Thank you SO much! I love this swap and the notebook you created for me is beautiful!! I love all of the items you included and they will all go to great use! I hope you are getting through that difficult phase with your studies.... just remember... NEVER GIVE UP! NEVER GIVE IN!! You will get past it all and will look back with a big sigh of relief!! Sending positive vibes and optimism your way! x Gabi
Response: I love making TN inserts. Glad we could have this swap as well. Thank you so much for your kindness and motivation. Thank you for the rating too.
sassafrass rated for IPC: Small Tag and Mini Kit on Aug 1, 2019
5
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Comment: Thank you so much for the beautiful tag and goodies to make one! I'm looking forward to getting crafty with these lovely supplies ♥
Response: Delighted to hear that my kit and decorated tag would get your creative juices flowing too. Thank you for the rating.
PrettyAlice rated for Washi Bag #3 (International) on Jul 31, 2019
5
rating
Comment: Thanks!
Response: Hope you find something to your liking. Thank you for the rating.
Tverne05 rated for WTL: Washi Bag #3 on Jul 29, 2019
5
rating
Comment: Thank you! Great variety.
Response: Hope there's something in that assortment that you will fancy. Thank you for the rating.
Tverne05 rated for Washi Bag #3 (International) on Jul 25, 2019
5
rating
Comment: Thanks! I will swap out and send in next round. I like the envies you made and the deco on it.
Response: Thank you for consistently joining and for the rating.
mgallardo68 rated for Bits & Pieces - Vintage on Jul 24, 2019
5
rating
Comment: Thank you so much dear Palmo, pretty package. I loved the way you wrapped it and all the details you included (the way you closed the white glassine bag was great). The tags are gorgeous. Thank you ♥♥
Response: Wow, I'm relieved that the mail made it to you finally. Those were the 1st tags I ever made. Glad to hear you liked what I included. Thank you for the rating ❤️

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Comments

daydreamer47 on Aug 2, 2019:

Palmo! I got the handmade tn insert, thank you! The quality seems really great too. Itll be a very loved addition to my collection 😊 xo

user6937 on Jul 3, 2019:

I love the coin, too! Coins are allowed into Canada :)

user6937 on Jul 3, 2019:

Aaaannnnnnd, guess what showed up today!? These altered paperclips are NOT what I was expecting! They're much better! Thank you so much 😘

user6937 on Jun 26, 2019:

Hi! I got the airmail Washi tape samples today! (Tags > Themed Washi Tag Swap). Still hope for the other tag :)

Marryth on Jun 19, 2019:

Thank you for the planner stickers & little washi samples towards my ISS group May wishes - I'm looking forward to using them! :)

rainbowfizz on Jun 19, 2019:

Thanks for the Happy Mail Tag International. It arrived this morning :-)

Rainydancer on Jun 5, 2019:

thanks so much for the lovely 5,4,3,2,1 tag!

vacths95 on Jun 5, 2019:

Thank you for the cute ISS May wishes :) Have a good day! Hugs from Switzerland, Lissy

jenthewen on Jun 1, 2019:

Hi Palmo, thanks very much for the lovely surprise you sent me from India for the My Requests tag game! I loved everything, especially the French ephemera.

Much love to you , Jennifer

Mye on May 31, 2019:

Thank you for the washi samples and stickers you sent me for my ISS-May wish :)

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