[Please contact me if you have not received a swap from me. I use the university mail system at my job so swaps may be postmarked 1-2 days after I have given the mail pick up your swap.💛 And I will always send again if necessary, particularly in those international swaps!
Jan 2020 - Catching up on old swaps. Thank you for all your understanding.
April/May 2019 Started my first FT job at the University! Less time for swaps but I am making sure things are sent on time. I am looking for crafty penpals so message me if you're interested!
2019 February Update Hey everyone, Dealing with the aftermath of the polar vortex has meant that most of my mailing was returned to me with damages.
I've had to help family with a house fire and moving, so I'm basically out of the game when it comes to swaps. I'm working on making it up to those who are missing things from me. Thanks.]
I am Cassi and I enjoy papercrafts, junk journaling, artist trading cards, mail art, and pocket letters. I've just joined SwapBot in 2018, but I started arts and crafts in 2017, and have been a journaler since 2014. I participated in many swaps on facebook and instragram, but I would like to participate in more letter writing and mail art, so here I am!
I speak 2.5 languages. My native language is English and Spanish, and I studied Korean to an intermediate conversational fluency.
I am also trained as an English teacher, but work as a program coordinator and program assistant.
I lived in Korea for nearly 2 years and now reside back in Chicago with my family.
I actually have many styles of craft that I prefer. I really love shabby chic styles, gothic, and vintage styles. I don't really love pastels, unless they are sparkly or shiny. I really love flowers, flora, fauna, botanicals, whatever you call it, I love it. Prima Marketing is my favorite "I can't afford everything I want" brand. :P
I really really enjoy making junk journals. My 2018 Junk Journal is a mix of pinks and greens (my favorite colors) with black covers and overflowing with random embellishments and mismatching themes strewn throughout.
I subscribe to Stickii club's Retro pack stickers, which I have found to be the best sticker subscription pack. In the past, I received Pipsticks, but no longer enjoy their selection.
I do collect stickers, but I have ended my days of buying Dollar Tree stickers in bulk. I've found that those stickers, although quite pretty, aren't the first things I grab when I start to craft.
I do love to alterbooks and three of my main art journal/junk journals are altered books from the dollar store. I am still learning a lot about art journaling, so any type of stencil, stamp, and embellishments are incredibly welcome.
I've begun looking into postcards and I really prefer to receive them in an envelope.
I really hope to invest in a die cutting machine, so I can cut my own stencils and embellishments.
I follow a few artists on youtube, who I watch regularly and feel so inspired by their beautiful art. My #1 favorite is Maremi Small Arts. Her online kits are gorgeous.
In addition to artistry and crafting, I do enjoy video games. I own an XBOX One and I play Overwatch. I really enjoy watching Jesse Cox and Markiplier on youtube, for their horror game Let's Play videos.
Lastly, I'm a huge fan of Chicago's C2E2. I go every year with my best friends and I always help her with her costume play. I sew and design costume ideas for cosplay, when I have time.
I love watching a good television show.
I've seen so many ! I most enjoy crime/procedurals and scifi shows. My favorite show for many years was Numb3rs.
I also really enjoy foreign TV shows and movies, specifically older Korean dramas, classic Korean movies, old Japanese dramas, and recently, spanish telenovelas.
My Instagram is where you can see all my makes!
Things I can use in my crafts.
pretty paper (no smaller than 6x6) preferably for fussy cutting please
die cuts!!!! (Any and all & if on cardstock even better!)
cards! Playing cards or postcards or notecards (note: no journaling cards please)
stickers (not for planners) (I really really want more flower/floral/botanical stickers in my life)
washi tape (patterns, shapes, images, and flowers please! I love black washi and I want to expand my collection of large sizes.)
ink stamped images (I dont have many figures.or characters so if you do please send me a few 💛 I would love to use them in my art journals.)
GORJUSS girls 💛💛
kawaii or Korean characters (I prefer Korean but japanese brands are good too)
letter paper or letter sets (I love it all) ****
postcards (Any kind!)
stamps (used this year or international and unused US or international postal stamps)
clear acrylic stamps (floral/character/background styles)
Any thing by tim holtz, jane Davenport, prima marketing, or finnnabair (I dont have many because of the price but I would be eternally grateful for a RAK of any of these)
themed embellishments (things I can coordinate into a layout would be so great!)
homemade kits and homemade cards 💛
DISLIKES or Don't Need
I really do not need Dollar Tree items. Chances are.I already have them! This isn't a dislike. 💛💛
I also won't get much use out of confetti or very small cuts of paper unless we've discussed it.
I don't want any Christian religious material. I'm surrounded by it. If you want to send other religious material so I can learn more about it, that's okay!
please no rewards or happy planner type stickers (I have plenty!)
no acetate ephemera or stickers.
Tim Holtz dead people images (ON ANYTHING)
Extra special things I'm currently looking for:
Used international stamps
Brads/eyelets/metal pieces for mixed media
Lovely girl or Gorjuss Girl DIE CUTS ***
Seasonal washi tapes
Seasonal die cuts
Stickers of characters or flowers
Female or girl die cuts with stamp impressions (Like Julie nutting but open to anything)
Female or girl stamped images on cardstock
Anything for mixed media/steampunk/vintage (but not victorian)
I pledge to always rate. If you haven't received anything from me, please message me. I'll make sure if I received it or not.