Date Joined: July 19, 2009
Last Online: February 21, 2019
Birthday: April 24, 1969
I will always send my swaps out in time - if you haven't recieved from me, please let me know.
When it comes to rating my partners, I do it the same day the packet arrive. If I am on vacation I will let you know and after I will rate as soon as I open the package up.
Feb 15th 2019: Haven't been here for a long time due to sickness. Now I am back and will take part of fun swaps again.
Looking forward to lots of smiles
My name is Vivi, I was born 1969 and I live in a small village in Sweden together with my husband and our three kids. We love to spend time with friends and often have people over for a cup of coffee and tea. I don't drink coffee at all, but hubby does.
I collect postage stamps so if you are putting stamps on the envelope you will make me happy.
I love making ATC's. I haven't got many die cuts so mostly I am doing them all by hand: painting, cutting my own figures, use brads and sphemera and other stuff. I also like to paint the envelopes to make them more personal than an ordinary white one.
My absolute favorite season/ holiday is Christmas. I simply LOVE the decorations, gifts and of course the Christian message.
I would really love to go to US and see all the decorated houses.
Our family is also getting more and more into Halloween, even if it is not very common to celebrate in Sweden.
I started collecting stamps as a kid together with my father. When being a teenager and older I forgot about it, but a couple of years I decided to go on. I also got some of my fathers stamps then.
I'm not so much into stamps where there are more than 20 with same motive and different backgrounds. Have lots of those from my fathers collection.
I like most things and collect from countries from all over the world, but there are some things I like more than others:
Themes I like
I started to get into swapping postcards. I love to get postcards showing the place you live in, like state och town cards with famous builidings or local ones.
I also like the US state cards. Want to collect from all the 50 states, but so far I have got:
I simpelt LOVE Tea! I drink Black flavored teas or Earl Grey every day. Several cups, always make a whole pot för myself at home, at work I use teastrainers.
I prefer black, flavoured teas, like black fruity teas. I mostly drink tea from loose tea leaf, but when swapping I go with the guidelines. My absolute favourite is a tea I blend myself. I buy loose Earl Grey and green jasmine tea and mix them together. Makes a very nice tea!
If you swap teas with me I prefer black teas with:
If I get one of those I mix them up with earl grey, so it will still be ok for me to get them...
But I prefer black tea.
Flavours I don't like:
Collection of tea strainers:
Since I drink lots of loose tea I collect funny tea strainers. So far I have got:
I like hot chocolate, but we don't have many different brands in Sweden so I feel I can't take part in swaps for them...
I don't drink coffee at all, but my hubby does, so if I get coffee for some reason I give it further to him...
I am a fan of criminal novels and mystery books.
I read a lot and simple love to try to figure out who was the murderer.
I also like books about tragic fates. It isn't amusing, but I sometimes likes to read these serious books.