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Rapsy

Rapsy
Date Joined: August 6, 2020
Last Online: October 26, 2020
Birthday: June 23
Country: Canada

About Me

PLEASE NOTE: As of October 1st, 2020: Montreal Canada is back in the red zone and on limited lockdown for Covid-19. What this means: We are allowed to go out to do essential things, but I will be limiting my trips due to having two people in my house who are at high risk. So when I finish this round of swaps, I will likely be joining mostly those that I know are one stamp only so I can just put them in the mailbox and/or only going to the post office once per week.. I don't know if it will affect mail times more than they are already affected but I suspect yes.

10/17/20: I have updated my profile with more likes/dislikes and so on. But honestly, so long as it's not specifically in my dislikes, which is very short, I wouldn't stress too much about it.

10/25/20: It has come to my attention that there seems to be a few swaps sent by me in the second half of September which have yet to arrive. For that matter I am also waiting to receive swaps from that same time period. I do not know if these are lost or just moving amazingly slow. But if you receive a swap from me for this time period, please rate so I know you've gotten it. And if you haven't, feel free to let me know and I'll happily work out a time in which to resend. Thanks! :)

I am married and mom to two adult children, one still living at home. I work part-time and am caregiver to my mother-in-law who lives with us. My body tells me I'm getting older but my mind insists I'm still young which makes for some interesting situations at times. I love reading, writing, music and dancing. I like baking, crafting, watching TV, relaxing computer games and surfing the net.

Favorite Music

Technically anything that I can dance to works for me but I am an old school rocker at heart. Yes, I had the Harley Davidson tees, plaid shirts and skin tight jeans back in the '80s. But I do listen to 80s pop, 60s and 70s rock 'n roll and old school rap as well. As for more modern music, Imagine Dragons is incredible.

Favorite Books

Too many to mention by name. I have read a lot of the classics over the years and Austen and Dickens are both favorites. Everyone should read Terry Pratchett at some point in their lives, he's just too good to miss. Agatha Christie will always hold a special place in my heart for introducing me to mystery novels. Little Women was the first book to ever make me cry. Nowadays I read mostly romance (especially historical) and mysteries (especially cozies).

Favorite Television

Favorite Movies and TV:

I don't watch many movies, but when I do it's generally comedy. Other than that I have seen all the MCU and loved them.

As for TV I mostly watch non-scripted shows. Things from Travel Channel, true crime, documentaries on Netflix and shows about history. I loved Modern Family.

Favorite Crafts

Not exactly a traditional "craft" but I like to bake elaborate desserts. I've had a few culinary disasters, but most turn out well.

For actual crafts: Cross-stitch, Scrapbooking, Junk Journals and Making Collages.

I also enjoy writing, whether it's letters or stories.

I am debating with myself whether I want to try ATCs, card making or tag making. I may still jump in on this at some point.

Collections

I collect postcards, coins, stamps and Funko pops.

Likes

-I particularly like if you send a note/letter with the swap, so if you are pressed for something "extra" just send a nice little letter. I don't base hearts on extras at all, so no worries.

-Anything that can be used for scrapbooking/junk journals: But especially things which are a little larger/easier to handle.

-Animals: Especially cats, elephants, bears and rabbits.

-Birds: Especially owls and cardinals.

-Colors: Anything bright/vibrant, especially purples, pinks, blues, greens or metallic.

-Ephemera: Most, but especially vintage and/or ad related.

-Memo pad sheets: Either small and designed that can be used for scrapbook/journal or large enough to write more than a couple of lines.

-Stamps: Cancelled or not, from any country.

-Stickers: All, but nothing too childish. Pages of small ones that can be used as accents are also good. Especially animals and fantasy themed stickers. Sheets or loose, does not matter.

-Stationery/Cards: Happy to receive any/all. I think handmade things are lovely.

-Postcards: Preferred if they are written on and stamped. Especially of the "touristy" type, but all are welcome. Animals, quotes and retro/vintage are also very good. Honestly, any postcard you think is nice is good.

-Tea: A preference for black teas (Earl Grey, English Breakfast), mint tea or fruit flavored teas. Nothing that tastes like flowers please or green tea.

-Coffee/Hot Chocolate: Happy to receive either in pretty much any flavor.

-"Strange Things": If you have something that is a little odd, quirky, might offend another swapper, I am probably a good candidate to send it to.

Dislikes

Okay, if you take the time to send something I am unlikely to say I don't like it. I am happy to receive things that aren't exactly what's on the list above because I do believe it's the thought that counts. With that said though, please nothing overtly religious (except if a religious site on a postcard or Christmas stuff). And please no candy/sweets, there are two people in my house who can't eat it.

A note about glitter: I don't mind it on cards, stickers and so on. But please, no loose glitter! Now granted, I place the blame squarely on me and the cat, but there was a loose glitter incident with a swap that resulted in me needing to use a sticky roller on him and we'd prefer not to repeat the process, thanks!

A note about stickers: Please don't intentionally go out and buy me teacher/reward stickers. I do however have three people in my family who are teachers and I asked if they could use them and they said sure. So if you have some hanging around from another swap or whatever and want to get rid of them in a sticker swap, feel free to send them to me and they will be passed along and put to good use.

Wishlist

I am a visual, tactile person. I like to be able to hold and examine something. I am not the craftiest person, but I am interested in ATCs, pocket letters and flipbooks. If anyone would like to send me an example, even of a quite simple one (like one pocket basically) or maybe one you weren't quite thrilled with, I'd really appreciate it. Thanks!

Other

As stated in my About Me, I do have Mum living with me. She is quite isolated (especially now) and doesn't use computers without my help. She enjoys online shopping for things with me though and loves picking out gifts and things, we just have only so many people to send things to. Some of the likes above correspond to hers as well. She used to paint but is not steady enough anymore which is one of the reasons doing scrapbooks, junk journals and collages with me is good and rewarding for her as they are more forgiving and help to keep her mind and co-ordination active.

It's still my account, I will still be in charge of and responsible for all swaps, but just know that you are also making an elderly lady very happy by being able to shop for you and enjoying the things you send.

One more thing, anything at all with a cat on it (that meets all other swap requirements) will get an automatic heart :)

Thanks for reading my profile and have a wonderful day! :)

Ratings

Stachel rated for Top 10 Favorites singers/bands on Oct 25, 2020
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Comment: Great list! So many legendary artists! And Queen of course is one of the best! πŸ‘πŸ» I know them all but Imagine Dragons. I somehow never really payed attention to them, but will do in the future, if you can recommend them πŸ€— Thank you ❀️
Casmi rated for Top 10 Favorites singers/bands on Oct 25, 2020
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Comment: Some excellent bands here - love hearing why you like them. I am not familiar with Imagine Dragons, but I will check them out.
nomadmama rated for Top10 TV series on Oct 24, 2020
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Comment: I have watched some of Oak Island. My husband is big into treasures. Live and miss Modern Family.
Response: I was so sad for the final season. It's one of the few sitcoms that I think stayed strong throughout. Take Care! :)
traceyj rated for Email: 15 Minute Challenge #2 on Oct 24, 2020
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Comment: Hi Tatum, wow you got SO much done! Props to you for finally taking on that craft-paper pile and thank you for the funny email. Have a great weekend 🐱 ❀️
Response: It would have been so much faster if I wasn't of the "ooh, shiny!" mentality but... You have a great weekend as well, take care! :)
KSENiA rated for R&W: Mystery Series week! on Oct 24, 2020
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Comment: Thank you for sharing.
Response: Thanks for rating!
KSENiA rated for Top10 TV series on Oct 24, 2020
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Comment: Thank you for sharing. I love Gillian Anderson in Sex Education.
Response: Isn't she wonderful? It took me a minute to realize she was from the X-Files. Thanks and take care :)
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Comment: Thank you for your thoughts... mine are similar! And I too read a lot about her as a child, and would never have imagined people would perpetuate a hoax.
Response: Part of me sort of wishes for that innocent self back, when anything was possible though. Thanks for rating, take care :)
cherlita rated for Top10 TV series on Oct 23, 2020
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Comment: Thanks for your list. I have put American Horror story on my Netflix's My list but have yet to watch it (I am not ready to binge yet!) my friends also gave it good reviews!
Response: It is really good. You need to be in the mood for it though (or at least I do, because I am a chicken with these things). Take Care :)
Pei04 rated for Top 10 movies on Oct 23, 2020
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Comment: Thanks for sharing your list of movies. I have only seen a few of them, so now I have some new one to check out :) I actually haven't seen Gone with the wind, but would love to do so! Thanks once again and stay safe!
Response: Thank you for rating, take care! :)
EverydayAngels rated for Send a greeting card on Oct 23, 2020
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Comment: Thank you for the lovely card and beautiful butterflies! I love Montreal and so happy to hear I have a fellow de-clutter friend who loves to keep buying fun crafty stuff. It is a delightful cycle to be stuck in, lol! Blessings to you, fellow Canadian (I was born in Hamilton, but have lived in the US most of my life)!
Response: Thanks so much for the rating and heart, you are very welcome. Since I have written that I have had more craft stuff arrive, lol! Take Care :)
becait rated for Top 10 movies on Oct 23, 2020
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Comment: Lot of ones I really like on here although I haven’t seen blues brothers or clerks. I’ll have to check them out!
Response: Well, Clerks is maybe a little bit niche, but you should absolutely see Blues Brothers at least once in your lifetime! Take Care :)
Stachel rated for Top 10 movies on Oct 23, 2020
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Comment: Thanks for this list! I have not seen all of them but the ones I saw I like. πŸ€— Blues Brothers is of course legendary, and so is Interview With the Vampire! πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ€—
Response: Thanks for rating! Take Care :)
Stachel rated for Top10 TV series on Oct 23, 2020
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Comment: Thank you very much for your list! πŸ€— I don't seem to know any of your series but Sex Education, which was very good πŸ‘πŸ» I will however check if I can watch these mystery/history/archeology series over here. They sound very interesting. πŸ€—
Response: I loved Sex Education, it got picked up for a third season, but I'm not sure if it got filmed what with Covid. Take Care :)
kammy rated for Top 10 movies on Oct 23, 2020
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Comment: Great list. I love "the dark knight" (Heath Ledger in Joker is really beautiful.) And "guardians of the galaxy" ( groot πŸ˜‡). I like jay and silent bob.
Response: Thanks for rating and for hosting such a great series of swaps! Take Care :)
MSKcat rated for LLU: TeenTober! on Oct 23, 2020
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Comment: Thanks for the swap and sharing your teen reads.
Response: Thanks for rating, take care :)
TryshaH81 rated for HMH - Halloween Card with stickers on Oct 22, 2020
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Comment: Happy Halloween!
Response: Thanks for rating, take care :)
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Comment: Thank you for the lovely card! It sounds like our Thanksgiving customs are very similar - my grandma always had ham at Thanksgiving along with turkey because so many of the grandkids wouldn't eat turkey! Lol I hope your holidays are happy ones and you stay safe and well (and thank you for the extra goodies!)
Response: You're very welcome, take care :)
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Comment: Thank you for the card and lovely note! I know some people have ham for Thanksgiving here in the US but very few it's usually not for Christmas that people have ham here. Have a great rest of the month!
Response: Thank you and take care!
BrunetteBunny rated for LLU: TeenTober! on Oct 21, 2020
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Comment: I feel like we had the exact same school experience--my school read all the same books! (minus a couple of Shakespeare plays). Also, Terry Pratchett is my favorite author forever, even though I didn't really get into him until college (because the books had witches & wizards) and I still haven't read the last Tiffany Aching book, because I can't bear to know I've finished them all. GNU Terry Pratchett.
Response: I know, I have re-read all his books now twice and I can't believe that there will be no more :( If you have a chance (and have Amazon Prime) they did a great adaptation of Good Omens. Take Care :)
bf0932 rated for Email: 15 Minute Challenge on Oct 21, 2020
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Comment: Thanks for sharing your accomplishments in the 15 minute challenge.
Response: Thanks for rating, take care!

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Comments

Rainydancer on Oct 25, 2020:

Welcome to Sunshine swaps!

BlueberryLady on Sep 19, 2020:

Welcome to Beginner's Crafting Group

Cubsfanjennie on Aug 25, 2020:

Thanks so much for joining my Spill it Sister swap! I'm starting to get excited! This is one of my favorite swaps that I have done!!!

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