Hello Everyone! I am missing all the action these days it appears! :-) i am thinking of resuming some swapping activity but not at a level close to what I was doing before. I didnt realize how burnt out I was when I took a short break until a couple of times when I thought of coming back and wanted no part of it. Go figure. However, I do miss my regular swapping partners.. :-) i will pick my way through the onslaught of messages and get in touch with people soon! :-)
My name is Shannon and I live with my husband in the interior of British Columbia, Canada.
UPDATE TO THE UPDATE: Hi everyone. I'm sorry I haven't logged in in a while. I really am coming back! :-) A few things have happened to delay me a bit, but I'm working through them. I have sent out a couple things along the way and will be back to resume swapping very soon! I hope everyone is doing well.
UPDATE: March 2015 Please note address change! Since we are moving, after the few swaps on my dash are cleared up, I will be taking a short break from swapping. It won't be a long time, but I do want to take some time to get all my craft room packed up on this end and set back up on the other end without digging in it all for this and that. :-) we know how that goes! Haha! Once Im back at it, I will resume with series swaps I had/have going. I will be logging on to check on my groups, etc so if anyone has any questions, please feel free to send them via message. :-)
Last Update: September/2014
My husband and I are running a year round resort in the Cariboo region of BC. Its a busy life to say the least, but having deer and moose as neighbours is pretty cool in my book. :)
I stumbled across Swap bot 3 1/2 (wow, where did that time go?) years ago while looking online for pen pal sites. Years ago, I had many pen pals I exchanged letters and small tuck ins with on a regular basis. I still love the action of writing letters and the connecting across the miles. However, the regularity some pen pals demand is a little hard to accomplish at this point in my life. If, on the other hand, you are into writing letters without a structured back and forth time frame, I'm all over that. :) Especially if your into mail art and other crafty goodies we can exchange. I also really like swapping postcards and would love some more regular postcard pals to do that with. Store bought postcards, I like both sent in an envie and naked. Handmade I always prefer naked and stamped! :)
I pledge to rate and will ALWAYS send out my swaps. If you don't receive something from me after a reasonable amount of time, please let me know, and I will resend. I will always give the benefit of the doubt before I rate and communicate with my swap partners. I ask the same in return.
Groups: there are just so many groups! I tend to join lots, feel them out for a while and drop the ones that don't 'click' with me. :-)
Likes: My likes have changed over the years. I will start with things I collect. Postcards, (any theme really but vintage especially) Postage Stamps. I would LOVE to find some pals from other countries who would be into swapping short letters and stamps! I love vintage ephemera! I am talking about little Bridge tally cards, the little collectible cards found in teas, and even cigarettes in days long gone, postcards, paper game pieces, food stamps, and other such cool goodies! I also have a thing, (yes a thing) for miniatures. I am not sure why. I don't have many but I sure love them! Beach glass. When I get the opportunity to go walking on a beach (which is never often enough in my opinion) I spend almost the whole time looking down... a little glint here and a little glint there. Ah ha! I have it all in a dish in my bathroom. Buttons. especially vintage ones! I have this idea of one day doing a huge mandala collage of buttons on heavy paper or cardboard. All sewn of course so I could change what I didn't like. Yes, I'm perhaps a little over ambitious. :)
My favourite arts and crafts are mail art, art journals and junk journals, altered books, rolos, tags, and all things paper! I also quilt some, cross stitch some, and am willing to try my hand at almost anything crafty. I have been drawn to altering almost anything I can get my hands on. My latest project is an old guitar case my husband found. I am doing a good old decoupage of sheet music, paper bags and song lyrics. I'll post pics when I'm done.
I love thrift shops and garage sales! I think I'd be great at running a thrift shop. The only problem is that I would be my own best customer. HaHa!
I have literally boxes of cook books! I'm trying to go through them and make a decision on which to keep and which to part with. I suspect when I'm done, I will be able to take the plural ending off the boxes part. I'm reaching that point in my life where less really is more.
I tend to be a deep thinker but I love and need humor in my life! I love a good laugh! It really is the best medicine and life is too short to be too serious all the time! :)
Things I don't like or don't wish to receive: I am really not into swapping anything food related. I was swapping tea for a while and found I really don't care for receiving it anymore. I got too much and don't care for most of it. When I do drink tea, I have all I need! Thanks anyway! :)
I'm also not into swapping candy or chocolate.
I am not really into nudity, violence, or anything really rude. I don't care for gory things that go bump in the night or the overly cute things that seem to be all the rave these days. I do appreciate some quotes for their ability to make me think, but for the most part, I don't really like overly done or overly mushy quotes. They come across like platitudes to me.
"Outside of a dog, a book is a mans best friend. Inside of a dog, its too dark to read." Groucho Marx
I really didn't need separate sections for books and movies so I combined them all into one. I read a lot of various books. I really enjoy a good read by Patricia Cornwell, Iris Johansen, Sue Grafton, and so on. I also like non fiction which is what I've been reading the most of lately. I am fascinated by psychology and enjoy books of that nature. I recently read one called "Positivity" by Barbara L. Fredrickson, PH.D. An excellent book!! I also read other subjects such as photography, cooking, survival, human interest, and so on.
TV Shows I like include: Revenge, Greys Anatomy, Private Practice, Parenthood and a few others. I am not really much of a TV watcher and tend to do crafts instead... :)
Rolodex: This is a somewhat recent 'discovery'. I found a vintage round rolo holder that takes the 3x5 cards, and a desk top rolo holder that takes the 2.25x4 cards. I'm enjoying the quest to fill them both! I also do the 4x6 cards and I'm keeping them in a box until I stumble on a holder for them as well.
Journals: I have several journals (art, ephemera, junk, etc) and altered books on the go now. I have one I use strictly for specific swaps and some others I fill with whatever I come across or feel like putting in them.
Goodies to add to my journals such as tiny envelopes, found text, cool papers, charms, etc.
Ephemera... especially vintage... need I say more about this? :)
Mail Art! I love making and receiving mail art. :) also I would love any goodies that can be used in the cut and paste style of making mail art.. cut outs, ticket stubs, etc..
Vintage, used or not
Animals and birds
Cartoons, art, black and white
Scenics, people, surprise me! :)
Vintage/cute buttons... I just love buttons!!
Stamps.. I am an avid stamp collector and love trading stamps!
Steampunk goodies... watch parts, gears, etc.
I will no doubt add to/subtract from this list as time goes on.
I am very willing to do private swaps so if you have something from above and are interested in swapping, let me know, maybe I have something from your wish list!
Tags I owe: I remove from here when I get notification of receipt..more for my own info than anything else... thanks!
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