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SarahStinson

SarahStinson
Date Joined: January 10, 2016
Last Online: January 9, 2018
Birthday: January 28, 1988
Country: United States
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About Me

Hello! My name is Sarah. I am 28 years old and live in the always rainy, always green, always beautiful Pacific Northwest. I have lived here all my life and while I plan to do a lot of traveling, I think I will always come back to this place.

I have been interested in writing letters, having pen pals, and exchanging mail even since I was a little girl. When I was in second grade and changed schools, my teacher wrote me letters about the class and I corresponded with her for many years. I also had a very active letter writing relationship with my great aunt and we grew very close because of that. Since then, I have been in and out of the scene through the years, having to leave mostly because of serious life changes and the general ebb and flow of life continuing to march ever forward. I'm married now and have a 4-year-old son that I would like to share my love of real, paper mail with so I'm jumping back in. :) He already gets excited just over junk mail! I can't imagine what a real postcard could do!

As I mentioned before, myself, my husband, and my son all live in Gladstone, Oregon. It's about 10 minutes south of Portland. We own and operate a gaming shop where we largely focus on trading cards (Magic, Pokemon, and Yu-Gi-Oh!), called Epic Gaming. Our whole lives are steeped in the geekiest and nerdiest that Portland has to offer and we love it. We both have a background in Event Management (conventions), which is how we met and worked together for many years before we got married.

These days, I'm mostly a stay-at-home mom and I work at Epic, our store, as much as possible.

Hobbies:

I enjoy knitting and crocheting, as well as sewing, and have been learning these for the better part of 15 years now. What i love most about these crafts is working with color. I am as comfortable with tried and true combinations as I am with being adventurous and trying new things. And I can never pass up on a rainbow. Never. :D

Collections:

Vintage things

Tea (black, mostly, Scottish breakfast is my favorite but so hard to find!!)

Japanese Letter Sets

Yarn

Favorites:

Peacocks

Dogs (ALLL kinds)

Rainbows

Lovely White

Organization/ Office Supplies/ Stationary

ALL colors!

Dislike:

Violence/Gore/Gun-related things

Meanness

Too Hot weather

Everything Else

With a toddler running around, sometimes things can get mixed up. If you feel I missed sending something to you, or that it got lost, please message me before rating. We can always figure it out :D

I don't flake but, you know, toddlers gonna toddler.

Happy swapping, Everyone!!

This account has been merged with Sstinson

Ratings

rebeccag1986 rated for Just to Say Hello on Jul 17, 2016
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Comment: Still not received anything from this swap in March/April, after contacting a resend was agreed but still nothing arrived :(
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Comment: Thank you!
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Comment: Sarah, your card was sent late but this time I not rate you down. Be careful in the future I like the card.
Response: Hello! Thank you for not rating me poorly. I'm sorry your card arrived so late! I had issues with several cards that week :-/ I don't know what was up. I had to resend another one that didn't ever arrive. I'm glad it made its way to you in any case. ^_^ Please feel free to message me if you have any problems in the future. I'd be happy to resend or rectify the situation in another way. We all do this to have fun and I want to keep it that way! :D Happy Swapping!
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Comment: Hi there! I've never done a pocket letter! :)
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Comment: I know what you mean about the crazy weather. In California, we had thunderstorms one day and the next it was a clear blue sky in the 70's....werid! Thank you the postcard....happy gardening!
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mymymymy rated for 29.02.2016 postcard (quick swap) on Mar 29, 2016
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Comment: Thx Sarah!
Whippet rated for Happy July on Mar 25, 2016
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Comment: Thank you Sarah for the "Happy July" postcard you sent to me for the swap.
theirmimi rated for Happy March on Mar 25, 2016
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Comment: Thanks for the great decorated postcard. :)
annesecchio rated for Send 3 Postcards in MARCH 2016 on Mar 11, 2016
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Comment: Great card, great stamps, great stickers - thank you very much <3
Response: Thank you! And You're Welcome! :D
theirmimi rated for Send 3 Postcards in MARCH 2016 on Mar 10, 2016
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Comment: Thanks for the great card. I love quilts. Nice stickers too. :)
Response: You're welcome!! :D
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Comment: Thank you! And I agree. What a waste of a state bird!
Response: LOL I'm glad you agree! XD
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Comment: Thank you for the great vintage postcard-inspired card, colorful stickers (the smiley faces take me back to middle school, and the koalas remind me of watching Noozles and Adventures of Little Koala as a kid!), stamp, and message, Sarah! Glad to meet another fellow LWA member :) If I lived closer to Chicago, I would definitely be a regular attendee of the letter writing nights and other workshops, like Donovan Beeson's embroidered envelope tutorial :) Happy Tuesday!
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Comment: Hi Sarah, Thanks for the beautiful NM postcard! I hope you make time to come to Alaska too. The vistas and wildlife are marvelous!!! Hugs from Alaska, Sherry
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Comment: Thank you for the postcard :)
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Comment: Thank you for the awesome card! I loved all the stickers too!
Response: I'm glad you liked them! You're very welcome :D
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leilx rated for 29.02.2016 postcard (quick swap) on Mar 3, 2016
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Comment: thanks for the neat Amish quilt card!
Response: You're welcome! Glad you liked the card
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Comment: I love horses too! Grew up riding and still do to this day :) Love it! I can see how you would be intimidated though!! They are pretty huge! hugs!
Response: I'm jealous! :D You are very lucky. Glad you enjoyed the card!
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Comment: Love all the stickers! No, I don't journal, I didn't even do a diary as a kid. I was more the outdoor type. Would love to go to Hawaii someday.
Response: I would love to also. I was friends with a family of Hawaiian decent growing up. They were super awesome people and the FOOD. SO GOOD. :D

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Coriander on Jan 28, 2016:

Happy Birthday Sarah! I hope you get at least some part of the day that is ALL ABOUT YOU!

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