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caf1988

caf1988
Date Joined: June 19, 2015
Last Online: September 24, 2017
Birthday: October 21
Country: United States
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About Me

Our mailbox is located at the entrance to the neighborhood, so I check it once a week in winter and 2 to 3 times a week in summer. I rate swaps the same day I get them out of the mailbox.

I honestly don't notice that the swap you're sending is late until it's been on my sent page for over a month from the send date, but at that point I do send out messages to try to figure out what happened. I refrain from rating 1 until I want to clear out my sent page, IF there's been no communication.

If you want me to run out and check my mailbox immediately for your swap, just send me a message. I really don't mind the walk when I know there's something better than junk mail in it!

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. I studied history and environmental science at the University of Virginia, Col 2011 (Yep, I'm pissed!) and I love to learn new things.

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.

I have decided to go back to school to get a degree and license in elementary education. One of the ideas I have for a future lesson is a creative writing assignment utilizing a picture on a postcard for inspiration. Postcards for this can really feature anything, but people and settings would probably work best. These can be photographs, paintings, drawings....the sky is the limit! These postcards need to be blank (not written on).

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

I have recently started a love affair with fountain pens and would love to receive some cool ink samples!

Or a favorite book recommendation--I'm always looking for new authors to read (any and all genres)! Articles cut out of magazines are cool, too!

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

I have no food allergies and am game to try any unique snacks you may want to send.

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

My favorite color is orange.

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.

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 ☺.

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!

Christmas List

These are items that I'd be super excited to receive regardless of the swap parameters. A single one will warrant a 5 and a Heart rating from me.

*Paper Punches (any size or shape and they need not be new, just in good working order)

*Rubber/Clear Stamps (particularly words) and ink pads (all colors).

*National Geographic or Smithsonian Magazines (or really any educational magazine). They don't have to be new, but can't have torn out pages and must be in generally good shape. This is for another future lesson.

Thanks!

Pen Pals

I'm always looking for new pen pals! I like long chatty letters about anything and everything. Feel free to ask me any questions you like. Sorry, no men, please.

I swap FBs and the like (slams, bags, etc), but ONLY in small quantities (less than $1 in postage).

I have a huge roll of double sided sticky foam (1/8th inch thick). This stuff is great for making dimensional crafts! If you would like some of it, send me a SASE and I'll fill it up for you. The size of the pieces will be awkward because the roll is awkward, but I'm aiming for them to be generally A2 sized (because this is the size backer I have the most of). There may be smaller pieces, but I will try to keep them as large as possible given my resources and the size of the envelope I'm filling. The only limit to how much you can get is the amount of postage on your envelope and probably the size of your envelope, since this stuff is relatively light. The SASE must use US postage, but international folks are welcome to the foam!

Ratings

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travelgirlem rated for Send Anything: September -USA- on Sep 22, 2017
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Comment: Thank you Cathy! Loved all the goodies, especially the washi tape and birdies! The embellishments are perfect since I have run out of ideas for my bucket list page decor!
Beckstar rated for 10 FBs August 2017 on Sep 18, 2017
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Comment: thanks !
NotAllWhoWander rated for Friendship Book Swap #5 on Sep 18, 2017
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supersquirrel rated for Friendship Sheets #2 on Sep 15, 2017
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Comment: Hi - Thank you very much for the sheets. I'll get them passed along. THANK YOU for the playing cards!!! I recently decided to collect the "3 of hearts" (representing my 3 brothers) and you're the first to send them to me!!
jjcob rated for 5 Friendship Books x2 #2 on Sep 15, 2017
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Comment: Thank you for the FBs-I will pass them along as soon as I can :)
Rimbar rated for 5 bags swap #3 - USA ONLY on Sep 12, 2017
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Comment: 9/12/17--Ty for the bags. I will get them done and sent out in the next round. We some very small damage from hurricane Harvey. We are very thankful. Happy swapping.
LindaW rated for Bible Study - Speech on Sep 8, 2017
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Comment: Thank you for your answers and interesting comments. I was thinking about "season with salt." Salt is a preservative and it also makes us thirsty. Our communication making the person "thirsty" to know more. Thank you for the colored washi tapes.
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Comment: Thank you for the letter! I'll write back soon.
mb58ca rated for Name your animal on Aug 30, 2017
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Comment: Awesome pcs and extras! Thanks so much!
laterdayze rated for 5 Friendship Books #4 on Aug 28, 2017
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Comment: Thank you for the FB's and the excess!! :)
aliensunset rated for Send Anything: August -USA- on Aug 24, 2017
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Comment: everything was so perfectly chosen, thank you so much! and I would LOVE to pen-pals, I'll be writing back soon! :D
Sharlie rated for Notecard w/Tuck-In, 10 USA Partners on Aug 21, 2017
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Comment: Thank you for the letter and washi!
Kyari rated for SSUSA: First Swap ~ Send Anything! on Aug 21, 2017
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Comment: Thanks for the recipe and craft!
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Comment: I had such fun reading your letter Cathy! Thank you for the washi and for joining my swap! :D
geordiebaker rated for Genealogy Letter on Aug 19, 2017
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Comment: Hi thank you so much for your letter it was interest ing to see how things work in US . Have replied to you ?
popohaejo rated for last signer "bags" on Aug 18, 2017
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Comment: Thank you!
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Comment: Thank you and good luck with your studies!
Crazyneko rated for Mystery Q&A - 50 on Aug 17, 2017
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Comment: Thanks for your mail! Im absolutely loving the extras that you send :D
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Comment: Thank you!

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jaimierandolph on Jan 7, 2017:

Profile Check for Any kind of washi !!!! Welcome to the swap!

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