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VASaint

VASaint
Date Joined: December 28, 2014
Last Online: November 23, 2017
Birthday: December 13
Country: United States
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About Me

UPDATE 8/7/17/: It has been more than 2 years since I've logged on to swap-bot; I miss it. If you read below in my "about me" section, only about 10% of what is there is still true... I am now 41, divorced, have moved twice, and only still have one of the dogs that I posted about before (and no human babies). The past few years have been difficult to say the least, but I'm I'm a very good place in life now; I had forgotten how much I enjoy not having to answer or consult with anyone else on my life and choices. I am very happily (legally) single, and am on my way to being truly ME again!

I absolutely flaked on my last swap, it was a crappy thing to do, and I have no right to try to blame it on anything but me. I found so much joy here on Swap-bot that I bit off more than I could handle hoping to fill an empty space emotionally. I am back (I hope I'm allowed back!) And am working to contact my last swap partner to try to send her item... she has also not been on swap-bot for over a year, so I'm hoping I can still find her!

Craftiness/swapiness: Mostly I am here for postcard swaps, but sometimes feel a bit crafty, or gifty. I like to make ATCs, and postcards (sometimes), and am slightly obsessed with glitter glue. I also do a little cross stitching, gardening, and would like to get back into photography and printing my own photos again... Yes, film and paper photography!

I enjoy messing around in my yard and doing things to personalize my house, and traveling. Of course, I always end up coming home with stacks of postcards after a trip!

I have many likes and interests, and it's rare I receive something in a swap that I don't like, or appreciate as long as it fits the swap description. I will never rate down for a card sent naked, stamped, and written on even if it is against swap guidelines!

old: Hello! My name is Heather, I am new here, so not sure exactly what I should put here! I am approaching 40 faster than I'd like to admit to, married, mom to 4 ridiculous rescued dogs, and working on making a human baby;) I am a Paramedic working in a Pediatric ER so that I have a schedule that is more conducive to going back to school. I am taking a math class and Spanish (eeeek!) this semester with the goal of getting in to the Health, Physical Education and Exercise Science program to pursue Physical Therapy.

I Like

  • My newest postcard obsession -- LANTERN PRESS postcards! Love them all, and they'll definitely get hearts!
  • I am just learning about UNESCO, and would be happy to receive postcards that are UNESCO World Heritage specific http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/
  • I would LOVE any of the beachy postcards that are "The Legend of the Seahorse, Sand Dollar, Sea Star... Etc.
  • Red Hot Chili Peppers! Have been a fan of their music for more than 30 years (yikes! And, yes, they have been around that long!)
  • All things Halloween (especially vintage postcards and decoration)
  • Anything related to dia de los muertos (Day of the Dead)
  • Anything vintage circus/side show/freak show
  • Vintage Photography esp. Cabinet cards, Tintypes, daguerreotypes, vintage photography books, and cameras
  • Beachy things - LOVE Lighthouses, sea turtles, seahorses, starfish, sand dollars, sea glass, I love beachy colors like blues/blue-green and light tans... Did I mention I love lighthouses?
  • Cemeteries (I do grave rubbings)
  • Oddities
  • Pretty much anything Russian! But, esp. vintage cold war era stuff, Chernobyl, St Basil's Cathedral
  • Vampires (not Twilight), witches, and elves (Legolas ::sigh::)
  • Scandinavian gnomes
  • My favorite dinosaur is the Ankylosauras
  • Cherry Blossoms, Koi fish, Asian themes
  • Animals I can't get enough of - baby piggies  , elephants, pit bulls, HIGHLAND cows, sea turtles, seahorses, hyenas, narwhals, manatees, honey bees!
  • Colors - cobalt blue is my favorite, I also like purples, greens, jewel tones
  • Fave artists - van Gogh (I LOVE anything starry night), Monet, Picasso, Degas, Jasper Johns, Mucha
  • Fave Photographers - Sally Mann, Annie Leibovitz, Ansel Adams, Alfred Stieglitz
  • fleur de lis anything!
  • New Orleans - LOVE MY NEW ORLEANS SAINTS!!!
  • Pagan stuffs. I have considered myself a pagan for more than 25 year. No, I don't worship the devil, or cast evil spells on other people - I believe that what you put out into the universe will return to you three fold, be it good, or evil. I have practiced a a solitary Wiccan, but am very interested in learning more about hedge witchery, so I guess I'd have to say I am eclectic at the moment.
  • Catholic things, especially holy cards and prayer cards (the ones from funerals)
  • My fave Disney characters are Eeyore, Tinkerbell, Lilo & Stitch, Maleficent
  • Movies - How to Train Your dragon (definitely one of my all time favorite movies), Guardians of the Galaxy, Horror (the suspense kind, not the gore kind), Mr & Mrs Smith, Documentaries
  • TV... don't really watch it right now and don't even have cable, but used to be obsessed with Survivor, Amazing Race, Z Nation, The Walking Dead, American Horror, Penny Dreadful, Big Bang Theory, Lizzy Borden Chronicles

I Don't Like

These things I'm just not into or can't use.

  • Hello Kitty
  • Kawaii
  • Stickers
  • nickel - I'm allergic
  • recipe cards
  • LOOSE glitter or confetti
  • Cats - I'm HIGHLY allergic... A stray cat hair or 2 will not kill me, but please don't send me a cat... (Halloween kittys are welcome:)~
  • SF 49ers, Carolina Panthers, Atl Falcons
  • Costume jewelry (unless it meets my likes, and none of my dislikes) I really don't wear jewelry much

I Collect

At one point I think I started collecting collections! I try to keep it to just a few things now that don't take up a ton of space:)

  • 1st edition Anne Rice books
  • Vintage Halloween postcards and decorations
  • Tattoos (very easy to store and display;)
  • New Orleans and New Orleans Saints stuff
  • Cobalt blue bottles (I may have an unhealthy obsession with them)
  • Vintage medicine bottles and medical things
  • Vintage Photography books
  • Tarot card decks (have Rider Waite, Halloween, Nigel Jackson... **received "Favole" deck from the amzing @mandymo as part of a swap!!! Ah-mazing!)
  • Vintage Photography - Tintypes, daguerreotypes, cabinet cards, vintage cameras
  • Vintage salt cellars and silver salt spoons
  • Nativity sets (or just random pieces of them)

Postcards & swaps

I LOVE getting little things in the mail; isn't that why were all here:). I think postcards are fun because they don't take up a ton of space, and can give a little glimpse into someones world. When I am sending postcards, I like to try to find one specific to the person I'm sending for... I'm sure I don't always hit the mark, but I've spent days looking for cards that I think my swap buddy will like.

When receiving cards, I like naked (no envelope!), stamped, and written (preferably with more than just the swap info:) I would LOVE any cards related to my "likes"or "collections" listed above. If you are sending a "touristy" card, and you have been there and can share something about the location it would be nice (I love the London Eye because...) Handmade cards are awesome!... If they are more than just a cut out from a box. I would be open to regular pen-palish postcard swaps.

Gift type swaps: I LOVE glitter glue, so smaller tubes would be nice since they seem to tend to dry out. Stickers or washi that look like they would fall under my likes. Vintage postcards - I especially like the linen ones, and the ones that are "Greetings from..." and the place (with pictures in the letters), lighthouses, or Halloween pc's. Unused postage is always nice! Fine point Sharpies (purples, blues, greens) since a lot of my pc's have glossy backs. Cobalt blue bottles. Cool nature finds like sand dollars, sea glass, small drift wood, cool rocks, stones with holes in them, crystals. Anything New Oleans/ New Orleans Saints. Starbucks gift cards. Interesting seeds or plants (or cuttings) for my yard or garden (bee friendly). Prayer cards (especially ones given at funerals - makes me sad to think they get thrown away), misc nativity pieces (I have adopted a few random Baby Jesus...es and Josephs, and a stray Mary from thrift/Goodwill, and make them one big happy extended family). Funky pins/buttons, pins or patches from lighthouses, National or state parks, states. Miniatures of any of the animals I have listed. Just some ideas, I am grateful for anything you see fit to send :)

Ratings

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Comment: Thank you for the Nessie postcard! I recently aquifer some Hodag postcards, and I've got one Sasquatch left for these swaps. Funny story...the first two rounds I planned to send a kangaroo postcard as it's definitely not one we see here. Both times I had a Australian partner 😂 So I sent an armadillo and an opossum postcard for those. I was able to trade for a few above mentioned postcards with another member though so I can continue with this series. I am really enjoying it!
brianfuchs rated for Postcrossing Obsessed?! 44! on Nov 14, 2017
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Comment: Hi Heather, Thank you for the great Postcards, I love them! Happy Swapping, Lori
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Comment: Thanks a lot for your card!
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Comment: Thank you for the great lighthouse postcard from Virginia.
goinjenny rated for Science Postcard Swap #5 on Nov 9, 2017
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Comment: Thank you for sending blank!
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Comment: Neat photo, thank you.
nevers rated for Send my postcard back - Week 6 on Nov 8, 2017
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Comment: Got your postcard, and it will be going back to you in tomorrow's mail! Crossing my fingers for a stamp cancelation on the front for ya :)
Response: Showed up relatively unscathed, but yay for cute stickers and writing! Thank you!
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Comment: Thank you for the illustrated card of Williamsburg. I enjoyed it with the nice stamps.
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Comment: merci
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Comment: Watch out when you go hiking! It's so interesting to hear the story. And I do like the postcard from Shenandoah National Park. Those animals are Just my type!
kygirl rated for Happy Notecard October #2 on Oct 29, 2017
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Comment: Hi Heather, I do raise shihtzus, they are awesome & spoiled...Thank you
Ramya rated for State you DON'T live in PC #5-US Only on Oct 27, 2017
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Comment: Thank you for the beautiful lighthouse postcard from NC via VA! I love your dedication to those beautiful buildings. Your passionate account of your travels to them makes me wish I lived on the Atlantic Coast! Happy vacationing and Happy Swapping
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Comment: Thank you :)
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captainschlumpy rated for Touristy PC # 6 - Animal on Oct 24, 2017
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Comment: Thank you for the cute opossum! I hope you enjoy your road trip!
PostcardAl rated for Medicinalia Postcard # 14 on Oct 24, 2017
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Comment: Hi Heather -- thanks for the neat card. Have you been to the Army's Medical Museum? it used to be at Walter Reed, outside Wash DC, but it might have moved. Fascinating history and artifacts of battlefield medicine; also, fragments of Lincoln's skull (!) and, famously, a giant hairball, lol. Best, al
WayUpInAlaska rated for Capital city 3rd on Oct 17, 2017
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Comment: Thank you for the wonderful card :) Oh i tell ya the summer up here is beautiful too! You would get to see the beautiful wildflowers up here :) That's a great goal with hitting all the states! Am getting close to hitting all of them, nearly done with the Canadian Provinces though :) Thank you again for the card :)
RadhikaKuldeep rated for Touristy PC # 5 - Waterfall on Oct 17, 2017
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Comment: Thanks so much for the card! The waterfall seems quite wonderful! Happy Swapping and Happy Holiday!
kayebubbly rated for Postcrossing Obsessed?! 44! on Oct 16, 2017
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Comment: Perfect for this Halloween! Thank u!

Rating Overview

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Comments

Hell0Z0mbie on Nov 21, 2017:

Lists are the asterisk at the beginning, and 2 spaces after the end of each line to do a line break!

simcoe54 on Jul 29, 2015:

Just received the lighthouse postcard. You mentioned that it is probably the most popular lighthouse in NC but surprisingly I didn't have a postcard of it so it is a new one for my collection. Thanks!!!

widelo123 on Jul 24, 2015:

Heather, thank you so much for the lighthouse postcards. They were both new to me which was a thrill. Shirley

liveve308 on Mar 3, 2015:

Got your lovely lighthouse PC today!! I'll put it on my wall asap :)

Eve

suzannehartog on Jan 28, 2015:

hobbit profiel deco pic's :D image image

ilsepulse on Jan 26, 2015:

Here is my Hobbit decoration for you, hope you'll enjoy!

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namelessgirl on Jan 22, 2015:

Team Darkness Profile Deco

Hope you enjoy!! <3

paraxparaxnoia on Jan 19, 2015:

Also I totally missed the TWD gifs when checking my profile on my phone but ah, Darryl who wouldn't like that :D thanks!

Kasha22 on Jan 17, 2015:

Anne Rice

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Kasha22 on Jan 17, 2015:

autograph

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