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Wanda

Wanda
Date Joined: July 12, 2007
Last Online: June 9, 2024
Birthday: August 18
Country: United States
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About Me

RATING: I ALWAYS RATE THE SAME DAY THAT I RECEIVE THE SWAP. So if you sent a swap a good while ago, and I haven’t rated you, then, unfortunately, I haven’t received it, and it may be lost in the mail. 🙁

Right now, I’m mainly interested in reading, watching YouTube videos, trying to make videos for my own YT channel, crocheting simple things, tending to our Little Free Library and doing a bit of Fall decorating and planning for Halloween. 🍂🍁🍂🍁🍂😊📬🍂🍁🍂🍁🍂

I'm awkward, eccentric, happy and kind. Kind of an oddball, prone to flights of fancy and imagination. I'm a whimsical type of person who revels in nature, plants, trees and the wild.

My favorite season is Autumn. The air is both thick and thin with a magical pulse. It feels as though if I were to round a corner quick enough, I might catch sight of some little fae creature scurrying off into the weeds.

I'm a 71 year old wife, mother and grandmother from South Texas. My interests include art - especially outsider type, drawn/painted by hand, but am now gravitating back to collage and mixed media. I’m into native plants, herbs, genealogy, history, reading, Little Free Libraries, cemeteries, journaling, playing video games (Sims, Hokko Life, Ooblets etc.), vintage vinyl dolls, American Girl type dolls, My Life dolls and most 18" dolls, handmade doll clothes, posing my Barbie type dolls and taking photos of them, then adding dialog and posting them somewhere.

Other favorite hobbies are journaling, and decorating my journal pages, and en masse composition notebooks, and working on my commonplace book. I also enjoy making and receiving ATCs and handmade postcards, and lately I’m gravitating back to zines.

POSTCARDS I do collect storebought postcards too, and I like both illustrations and photos. I love a wide (VERY wide) range of subjects but in particular, Halloween related, botanical, history, archeological subjects. I also like postcards related to books. Also Ireland and Scotland - Celtic history, Natural attractions, stone circles, ruins, castles, Celtic crosses, bats, spiders, bees, chickens or roosters, raven, crows, postal themes (mail, mail boxes, postage, post offices) etc., Frida Kahlo related, Mexican pyramids or ancient sites and archeology, Europe, Art, churches, abbeys, and any history - U. S. and worldwide, Eleanor Roosevelt, icons, The Great Depression Era, cemeteries, special or unusual trees, forests, surrealism, moody, melancholy and somber subjects, candles or lanterns, red poppies, Red carnations, Thistles, Flower Fairies, Etagami, Asian dragons, Portraits, Acorns, Are there Bridgerton postcards? I am completely taken by that Netflix series!!!! ❤️ How about Outlander postcards? Twilight postcards? Pretty much any postcards, actually. 😊

I like all things gardening, yard art, farming (very small scale), permaculture, ecology, nature and related subjects. I keep a tiny garden for veggies. I have herbs and flowers (wild and domestic) and trees and bushes of all kinds.

FOR RECIPE SWAPS/TAGS: I really like all kinds, but some are especially nice: healthy recipes, main dishes, side dishes, savory snacks and hors d'oeuvres, and of course your tried and true recipes that you use regularly. Charcuterie boards are a new interest to me, too. I prefer recipes on paper (but not written on front AND back) rather than on recipe cards since I glue them into a binder, sort of like scrapbook style. But I won't gripe if you feel the need to use recipe cards. ;) ALLERGIC TO SHRIMP, but other seafood is fine. AND, NOTHING FOR AN AIR FRYER OR INSTAPOT since I don’t have those.

SEWING

I have an on again off again interest in sewing. I am in no way an expert, but try, and do my best. I only do simple projects. Sewing related things are always welcome. I like all fabric themes, but especially Asian, botanical, plaids, woodland animals, cats (for my granddaughter), and well, almost everything. Colors: ALL, but mostly nature colors and jewel tones. Semi recent projects were Japanese knot bags, and quilt blocks.

I am also wanting to get back into embroidery.

CROCHET

I taught myself to crochet many years ago. I am definitely no expert and only make easier things. I’m currently working on granny squares for a sweater, and small pumpkins in fall colors.

My favorite books

  • The Bible

  • The Outlander series by Diana Gabaldon

  • all books by Michael D. O'Brien - I love his art, too.

  • all books by Charles de Lint. He is the creator of the urban fantasy genre. I love both his YA books and his adult fiction.

  • the book, 11/22/63 by Stephen King

  • Anything by Gabriel Garcia Marquez - His short story, Eyes of the Blue Dog is amazingly wonderful.

  • The Twilight series

  • Pride and Prejudice and Zombies by Seth Grahame-Smith

  • The Talisman by Stephen King and Peter Straub

My favorite book genres and themes

Mystery, paranormal, crime, history, art books, fantasy, and really, any topic related to my other interests.

My favorite movies

Dunkirk, My Family/Mi Familia, almost all of M. Knight Shayamalan's movies, Lonesome Dove, The Passion of the Christ, and the oldies, -It's a Wonderful Life, You Can't Take it With You, Harvey, most Johnny Depp movies (love odd characters!) and others.

My favorite TV shows

Bridgerton and Outlander on Netflix, Survivor, The Walking Dead, Big Brother (most seasons), Top Chef, Food Network Star, Project Runway, The Amazing Race, Modern Family, The Middle, Who Do You Think You Are, Finding Our Roots, Deadliest Catch, The Good Witch on Hallmark, Breaking Bad, The Dead Files, Dateline, Tough as Nails, Schitt’s Creek....

My favorite crafts to do

I like painting, drawing or collaging ATCs and postcards. Also making zines, journaling and making little assembleges, collage, mixed media, also crochet, but only VERY simple things, and I have to be in the mood.

Some swap item ideas or art themes I like!

These are just suggestions, not a 'gimme list'. So many of the things I like are cheap or free, that I thought swappers might like to have a lower cost choice to send, rather than spend more money than necessary.

  • Cancelled, used postage stamps. That’s my newest interest. Any country or kind, except the regular U. S. flag. I have lots of those. Please cut or tear them off of mail, with surrounding paper intact.

  • Stickers! But not cartoon characters, teacher or obvious children’s stickers. Cute stickers are fine.

  • fabric - small pieces/scraps at least of a size to make Teesha Moore patches at least 3”x4” or more. Used fabric is fine.

  • Flannel fabric at least large enough for a quilt square. Larger is good too. Used or scrap pieces are fine, as well.

  • YARN any kind or color and any small amount leftover from your projects

  • folk art

  • outsider art

  • Postcards of all kinds, unused and unstamped.

  • anything to do with street art of any kind or
    graffiti on train cars

  • trees in art or illustration-especially odd ones

  • Zetti anything

  • post office, postage, mail, mailbox subjects

  • book, bookshelf, library themes of postcards

  • notecards with envelopes

  • zines

  • zipper bags

  • tote bags for groceries (usually $1)

  • pencil bags

  • fabric (Cuts from used clothing are fine. Especially flannel or men’s plaid shirts! Denim is good too. Anything, really.)

  • embroidery thread

  • large eyed needles

  • any kind of miniature, plastic toy figure, etc.

  • mixed media art

  • historical subjects

  • botanical illustrations

  • special or historical trees

  • Irish, Celtic, Czech, German, Scottish, subjects

  • anything to do with Nicola Tesla

  • anything to do with Robert the Bruce

  • anything to do with Boudica

  • anything to do with Bridgerton

  • anything to do with Outlander

  • art done on newspaper or brown bag paper

  • vintage

  • kitschy

  • funky and retro things all make me happy.

  • homemade sewn stuffed animals

  • bee items

  • veggie garden themes

  • veggie things

  • cactus and succulants

  • acorn themed things

  • crows and ravens

  • anything that can be used to decorate my journal pages

  • interesting canned food labels. Especially persons depicted on any label or boxed item.

  • used stamps cut from your incoming mail ( but not the regular US flag ones) My absolute favorite is the “World War 1 Turning the Tide” stamp. If you have a used one (or more than one), I’d love it if you would send them to me!

  • anthromorphic animals, veggies, fruit or plants

  • Seeds of all kinds, including any collected from your own flowers or plants

  • stencils of any kind (used or home made is fine)

  • hand carved stamps

  • doll clothes (for 18" American girl and My Life dolls and for Barbies/Kens), especially vintage or handmade doll clothes. Thrifted things are great!

  • anything Claddagh themed

  • tree of life theme

  • thistle theme

  • faerie lore

  • faerie themed things - all kinds of fae such as goblins, trolls, elves, etc. (But not Disney or cartoon types.)

  • anything with the initial 'W'

  • the number 5 as a theme or a cut-out or ‘thing’.

  • Woodsy embellishments and things like leaves, trees, acorns, pressed flowers, etc. (not real ones)

  • collage sheets and images (many are offered free for printing online. I don’t have a printer.)

  • I LOVE Little Red Riding Hood themed Items

  • Almost any fairy tale themed thing, as long as it is not Disney

  • Especially Snow White and Rose Red - I'd love to have the children's book of that - used, even in poor condition would totally ROCK!

  • Any little doll (but not dotees) or action figure or animal

  • Interesting magazine cut-outs.

  • I HAVE NO PROBLEM WITH THRIFTED STUFF IN GOOD CONDITION.

Dislikes

  • Disney items
  • sexual themes
  • Not into bling, girly-girl, animal prints, furry stuff, glam, etc.

My favorite colors

Reds, greens, and mostly dark, bright (but not neon) or jewel tones. I also LOVE plaid of any kind or color.

Halloween Preferences:

I love Halloween!!! Cute or creepy, vintage, woeful and grim. But not bloody, gory, devil or anti-Christian (like upside down crosses, evil nuns, etc.). I'm not crazy about ouija boards either. Halloween things are welcome year around!

My favorites are:

  • Pumpkins, bats, black cats, owls, ravens/crows, Edgar Allen Poe, all things macabre, strange, woeful and creepy, jack-o-lanterns, or other "veggie people"

  • I LOVE altered vintage photos used for Halloween things...like witch hats or pumpkin heads or fangs on people, etc.

  • Skeletons, both regular ones and Dia de los Muertos style

  • Halloween papers

  • Halloween collage sheets or collage elements...there are many free ones offered online if your printer prints them well.

  • creepy or twirly limbed tree items

  • die-cuts, any kind, but especially 'fences'. Also borders or edging.

  • cemetery, grave or tombstone themed things

-ghosts and monsters of all kinds

  • Most strange, creepy things, barring the things I said I don't like at the top of this category. But if I join a swap where these are allowed or called for, please send whatever you want. I will never rate down for it. Halloween things are welcome year around!

Christmas Preferences:

Favorite themes would be...

  • Nativity (or any part of it)

  • Posada

  • Elves

  • Vintage/retro look

  • Christmas collage sheets or various collage elements.

  • etc., etc., etc.!!!

  • If we are in a swap together and the Christmas or Winter theme is unspecified, you are more than welcome to send me art in YOUR favorite winter holiday celebration. I am not offended by receiving Yule, Hanukkah, Kwaanza or other art work. :)

Ratings

thecolorofinfinity rated for Spooky Zines #1 (USA) on Nov 21, 2023
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Comment: Thanks for the awesome little zine! Making zines out of poems is a great idea.
Response: Thanks for rating. I’m so glad you liked it. That poem is a favorite of mine , and is the only one I’ve used for a zine, I think. So far. 😉
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Comment: Eye cannot believe this magnificent postcard made it! Where have you been little fella? lol Just for your records its cancellation is 02 OCT! lol Surprised pumpkin is one of the most adorable things thats ever been made for me! And the back is so clever too! Youve made my month!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! xox
Response: Oh, Kitty - what a mystery! I already had trust issues with the postal service, but now I’m thinking it’s the twilight zone! Thank you so much for your very generous rating! 🎃
shinyserra rated for tLb: A Note for a Friend or Two on Sep 12, 2023
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Comment: It sounds like you had a lovely day! And your grandbees made me smile.
Response: I’m happy that you enjoyed my note. 😊 I do enjoy my grandbees. 🐝🐝🐝🐝🐝 Thank you for the heart.
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Comment: Enjoyed your note! We do have quite a bit in common! I might just have to write you a letter!! 😊
Response: Thank you so much for your comment and the heart. I’m always relieved to hear my swaps have made it safely to where they were sent. I hope you are having a wonderful week. 😊👍✉️
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Comment: Thank you for the wonderful Vogue postcard, Wanda! Best of luck on your crochet sweater! Happy swapping :)
Response: You’re very welcome! I’m always glad when I have a postcard that someone lists as a favorite in their profile. 😊 thank you for the heart.
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Comment: I adore this postcard, it is absolutely gorgeous. Thank you.
Response: I’m so glad that you like it! Thank you for the heart. 📚
suepier rated for the letter Box: Post card exchange on Apr 15, 2023
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Comment: Thank you for the nice postcard.
Response: You’re welcome. 😊
Catt007 rated for PH: Scavenger Hunt for PCs #215 on Mar 31, 2023
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Comment: Thank you for the fab cards, I love your choices. 😺
Response: You’re very welcome, Cathy! I’m glad you like them. 😊
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Comment: Thank you!
Response: You’re welcome! 🪺🕊️🐥🐤🐦🦉🦅🦆
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Comment: Thank you so very much for all the wonderful postcards ❤️❤️❤️ My favorite were the vintage ❤️❤️❤️
Response: I’m so glad you like what I sent, and that they arrived safely.😊 Thank you for the heart.
Zefaniya rated for CPG Mar '23 Senders Choice PC - US on Mar 24, 2023
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Comment: Ha! That succulent’s name sounds about right LOL
Response: 😄 Thanks for the heart!
circularlogic rated for UHM: Mini Penpal Challenge #5 on Mar 22, 2023
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Comment: Wanda, I will have to check out the outlander series. I haven’t read them nor have I watched the television series. I am on book 17-19 currently. I am re-reading the Harry Potter series. I’m only on book 2. And I’m also reading Anne of Avonlea and Grimms’ fairytales. I’ll write back as soon as I can.
Response: I’ve never gotten into the Harry Potter books. But then the first few books in the Outlander series had been out for quite a while before I read them. I assumed they were just a cheesy romance. Boy, was I wrong! Thanks for the heart.
LadyJo rated for PH: List 5 Series - Today I Saw #2 on Mar 17, 2023
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Comment: I loved your list! The tree frog was a classic! It is always fun to receive from another area. A lot of nice birds to at your feeder. Gas sure does go up and down Thanks for a fun list!
Response: I’m so glad you enjoyed it, LadyJo! It was fun for me, too. I really like having these list postcards to focus on. 😊 Thank you for the heart.
feverfawn rated for SP: Spring Doodle Postcard on Mar 15, 2023
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Comment: Beautiful postcard and doodles! Love the medieval Book of Hours art on the front, and your doodles are wonderful! The little ducks and beehive! All the detail and color is so nice. I also like the seashell postcard stamp! ~ thank you so much :)
Response: I’m so glad you like it all! 😊 Thank you for the heart.
DreamCloud rated for WIYM: Booked Up PC #3 USA 📖 on Mar 14, 2023
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Comment: Thank you for the very trippy 1970s-era science fiction book cover postcard! I love Ursula Le Guin‘s books too. Hope you find the titles you’re looking for ❤️
Response: Thanks for the rating and for the heart. 😊 Yeah, I was really glad that I had that super cool sci-fi postcard for you. Have a great week!
Eulegirl rated for PH: Scavenger Hunt for PCs #212 on Mar 13, 2023
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Comment: Thank you for the great cards (love the governor's palace--haven't been there since 6th grade!)
Response: Thanks for rating! I’m glad you liked the postcards. 😊
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Comment: Lovely postcard and great list of books. I may be adding a few to my list too. Love a good book list swap, thank you
Response: I’m so glad you liked it! Thank you for the heart. 📚❤️📚
lunatenchi rated for SP: Happy Postcard Swap #1 on Mar 8, 2023
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Comment: Thank you so much for your postcard! And thanks! I put a lot of info on it when I first joined bc I wanted to join all the swaps and they all said Newbies with FULL profiles LOL. I think I went a little overboard but im too lazy to edit, bwhahah. & I loved everything you listed. The YouTubers I watch: The Paper Outpost & Paper Terrace. Fave number is 3. And I keep going back to, In My Feelings by Drake LOL. thanks again!
Response: You’re welcome! I love your comment. 😊
KristenCat rated for PH: 4 Postcards in March on Mar 7, 2023
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Comment: thanks very much for the swap and ephemera.
Response: Your welcome. Thanks for rating. ❤️😊🌸
Vickyen rated for UHM: Blank Postcards Swap 🌻 on Feb 23, 2023
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Comment: Hi Wanda! Thank you for the lovely selection of pcs! I think the daffodils think spring is here, as some are blooming - yikes! I sure wish they would wait until it really is spring! No worries on the recycled paper, loved that you did that! Your Little Free Library sounds great! All the best! Hugs and Happy Swapping! ;)
Response: I’m so glad you liked the postcards, Vicky! 😊 Thank you for the heart. 🌻🌸🌹🌼🌷🌺

Rating Overview

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Comments

kittyhahahotbot on Oct 6, 2023:

Thank you for surprised, Green pumpkin!!!!!!

Heirloom on Dec 24, 2022:


from USA Happy Mail

lunatenchi on Sep 18, 2022:

thank you so much for the zine! its so cute <3

Brystrgrl on Aug 27, 2022:

Wanda, I received my envie from The Who likes … tag forum. Thanks so much! I love what you sent!!! Thanks so very much!!!

simcoe54 on Aug 18, 2022:

Hope you have a Happy Birthday!!!!!

OrigamiGrace on Aug 18, 2022:

hb

OrigamiGrace on Jul 25, 2022:

What a great little zine!! Thank you!! PIxies is so cute! From Zeen tag:)

OrigamiGrace on Jun 14, 2022:

Just stopping by to say

hi

From Cheap Postage Group:)

jamicam on Dec 31, 2021:

Wishing you peace, creativity, laughter, and good health for the new year!

2022

heidiblooms on Dec 25, 2021:

🎄❄️Merry Christmas!❄️🎄

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