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caf1988

caf1988
Date Joined: June 19, 2015
Last Online: July 27, 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 in college 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

juhninja rated for Goodies 4 ME & YOU!!!! End July on Jul 27, 2017
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Comment: Thank you for all my goodies! Awesome envie.
whytewillow rated for Send Anything: July -USA- on Jul 24, 2017
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Comment: Thanks so much for the sweet assortment of goodies. I'm sure I will put them to good use.
zippyzappy rated for Alphabet Fun: Washi F on Jul 23, 2017
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laterdayze rated for 10 FBs July 2017 on Jul 22, 2017
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Comment: Hi Cathy, thanks for all the FB's! :)
KSENiA rated for Reading Log 2017 - 2nd Quarter on Jul 22, 2017
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Comment: Thank you, I enjoyed reading your log. Id you liked Congress of Secrets, you should read Masks and Shadows, which I loved even more. I didn't know the name of the helicopter, thanks for the info. Thought I did know that it is NOT Air Force One. I understand how such little mistakes can be super annoying. I added Kendra Donovan to my TBR list. You made it sound intriguing.
rebeldaisy rated for Alphabet Fun: Washi F on Jul 21, 2017
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Comment: Hi! Thanks so much for the washis. I really like your interpretation/fulfillment of the F requirement. Thanks a bunch!
Marcie24 rated for Reading Log 2017 - 2nd Quarter on Jul 6, 2017
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Comment: Wow, what a well thought out reading log. I'm definitely adding some of those to my Goodreads. I have enjoyed all of Beatriz Williams books. She's coming to an independent bookstore in Arlington next week. I also really love reading Lucinda Riley
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Comment: It was sent on. Cool swap!
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Comment: Thank you! You have such wonderful handwriting and seem to have put a lot of thought and care into your journal, I really enjoyed reading it :)
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Comment: What a great envelope of stamps,etc. LOVED them! Have spent all morning sorting them . THANKS! Marc
Fabriqueen rated for Happy Little Notecards #35 on Jun 19, 2017
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Comment: Thank you so much! I love the card you made! Cute lamp post. And I totally agree with your answers. Hugs, Diane
Kelly0124 rated for 62 Questions Letter Swap on Jun 15, 2017
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Comment: How fun to get a big envelope after vacation with 62 interesting answers, some washi tape and extra little note. Thank you for such a great letter! So fun to see what others answers are!
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Comment: Thank you so much, Cathy. I can't wait to do this Slam and check out the sticker bag
Robinarie rated for Bible Study Swap #1 on Jun 11, 2017
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Comment: Thank you for your insight. The index cards made me smile.
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Comment: Thank you so much!
WhimsicalRose rated for Swap Card Swap -USA - #18 on Jun 10, 2017
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Comment: Thank you for the wonderful swap cards!
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Comment: What great questions! I can't wait to answer them ! Thank you so much!
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Comment: I apologize for not rating you sooner but I really didn't know how to do it.
Mamabemus rated for Alphabet Fun: Washi B on Jun 7, 2017
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Comment: awesome. thanks for the extras
Mamabemus rated for Alphabet Fun: Washi C on Jun 7, 2017
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Comment: love the way you were thinking outside of the box. thanks for the extras

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Comments

jaimierandolph on Jan 7, 2017:

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

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