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caf1988

caf1988
Date Joined: June 19, 2015
Last Online: April 19, 2024
Birthday: October 21
Country: United States
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About Me

Gave birth Sept 5, 2021. She's a perfect little stinker, giving me heartburn both in utero and out, lol.

August 2023: I'm back after a baby hiatus. I'm not anticipating any problems with swapping and rating on time.

My day job is doing bindery at a print shop (everything after a job is printed).

My hobbies are reading, writing letters (snail-mail), and doing simple, quick crafts. I love to make cards and am dabbling in mailart and atcs. I studied history and environmental science at the University of Virginia, College 2011 (Yep, I'm still pissed!) and I love to learn new things.

I'm a duckpin bowler (bonus points if you know what this is!)

While I'm not picky about what I receive, I do have a preference for stationary items (notecards, paper, envelopes, stickers, etc), small notions that can be used to decorate handmade cards (die cuts, washi tape, ribbon, rhinestones, buttons, glitter glue, etc), or anything else that can get my crafting juices flowing. Cling/Clear Stamps (particularly flowers or animals) and ink pads (all colors).

I like all kinds of postcards.

I don't have a use for "Post-It" type sticky paper.

My favorite color is orange.

ATCs are always welcome! As is any kind of artwork. I have very diverse taste in art.

I like fairies, but not the Tinker Bell type. I prefer them to be more realistic rather than cartoon-y. I love anything nature oriented, particularly flowers, bees, and mushrooms. I'm totally into gnomes right now.

Articles cut out of magazines are cool, too!

I'm interested in typography and would love to receive interesting labels (from wine or beer bottles, for example, though the sky's the limit) and other ephemera. I don't drink alcohol in any form (I don't care for the taste), so please only send the labels! smile.

If you're writing a letter or postcard to me and aren't sure what to write, I enjoy hearing about your local current or not so current events/drama (good, bad, or ugly it's all social history to me), whatever your current paasion/obsession is (watching an unhealthy amount of reality tv? Been there!), or a favorite book recommendation--I'm always looking for new authors to read (any and all genres)!

I have no food allergies or flavor aversions.

My husband drives a tow truck, so I'm intrigued by any towing related items you may find. While we like Tow Mater, I'd rather see vintage trucks rather than cartoons.

Some of my fandoms are Doctor Who, Star Trek (particularly Voyager), and pretty much anything that is a reworking of a fairy tale (I LOVE Once Upon a Time). Oddly enough, I really get excited about fan created art/cosplay even when I don't know and/or care about the original source.

Administrative Stuff

Our mailbox is at the entrance to our neighborhood, so I don't check it every day.

As a favor to me (it's not required!), please write the name of the swap and your username somewhere on the outside of the envelope. This just makes my life easier when I'm sorting the mail. Thanks!

I once got a 1 because Swap Bot lost the message the recipient sent me to say my envelope had never arrived. Please be kind and send a second message if you don't hear from me, especially if SB says I've read the message.

Ratings

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MailArtbyJac rated for SSM: Stamped images swap #32 on Apr 2, 2024
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msjoana75 rated for 50 Mix Bag Swap Up #19 (USA) on Mar 27, 2024
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Comment: Thanks a million for your wonderful swap.
msjoana75 rated for SSM: March FS/FB and a surprise on Mar 20, 2024
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Hotthreads rated for CPG Move Any Deco 26 - Global on Feb 26, 2024
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Comment: What a fun starter Deco! I will enjoy playing in it. Have a great week!
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Comment: Thank you for passing the bag to me ,I will send them home soon
Aleesha rated for ATC Bag #137 (USA) on Feb 20, 2024
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Comment: Thank you for the ATC bag!
bexkex rated for Happy Envie Swap #7 on Feb 19, 2024
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Mamabemus rated for PAP: Postcard bag swap (USA) on Feb 16, 2024
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Comment: thanks will pass along quickly
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Comment: Thank you for the swap - your envie made ot here safely. The cross out of the first bar code helped. :)
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Comment: Thanks for sending so quickly!
questionauthority13 rated for ATC Bag #136 (USA) on Feb 8, 2024
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Comment: Thank you so much! Will pass them along soon :-)
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Comment: I love every single washi!! It’s so crazy how different they look on the envelope when they’re open all the way. I thought the mountains were a picture! Thank you so much.
romyisa78 rated for Sending 4 Friendship Books #4 on Jan 31, 2024
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Comment: Thank you so much for the blind envie! I love all of it but especially the cat unicorn notecard and the washi samples! ❤
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Comment: Thanks so much! I love the postcard!
catlingmex rated for Friendship Book Swap 1/2024 on Jan 22, 2024
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Comments

Autist on Jan 5, 2024:

Thank you for the dec-ww teddy bear notecard! It's super cute! Thank you for thinking of me.

phillaine on Jan 1, 2024:

for thinking of me and sending me the lovely washi, handmade envelopes, and the most beautiful stationery for my December wish list! I hadn't seen that design before, and I'll be using it right away-- perfect for winter time. ♥

fishsteak on Dec 29, 2023:

Thank you for the ATC and card for my December WW wishlist! The ATC is so cute! I love when I can add something to my washi/sticker ATC collection.

Highlander18 on Dec 28, 2023:

❤️Thank you very much for the WW December wishes! Love the notecard and Snow blessed tag.

LadyJo on Dec 27, 2023:

Thank you for the WW December wishes! Loved reading about your family, right up my alley with the handmade envelopes and the Christmas Card was so pretty! Thanks for thinking of me!

BusyB on Dec 27, 2023:

Thank you for the pretty holiday card and cute snowman ephemera! I will enjoy using these in my glue book and snowman journal. :) Especially love the handmade postcard! Aww those look like Lawn Fawn stamps. Adorable! 🤩 WW Dec

Mimosagirl on Dec 27, 2023:

Thank you Thank you!! The cards are beautiful and washi too ❤️❤️❤️ WWDec

Zefaniya on Dec 27, 2023:

Thank you for the Chrismas card and Grinch stickers (I havent seen those ones before!) for December WW!

lindseyjae on Dec 26, 2023:

Thank you for the Christmas card! I also LOVE the handmade envelopes you sent and will for sure use them next year for holiday mail! Thanks for thinking of me, hope you had a nice holiday yesterday! (WW December)

Poohtat on Dec 26, 2023:

Thank you for the WW Dec card and telling me about your daughter and Christmas. I remember when my boys were young. Holidays were so much fun. Enjoy and happy swapping

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