9/30/17 Hurricane Harvey devastated our area and made me miss the smile fun mail brings! I've suggested swap-bot to several of my friends for a happy distraction from what has happened.
I am trying to make up my ratings and to slowly re-enter swapping. I've got a stack of fun paper for card making and miss sending and receiving interesting post cards! PM me to PVT swap, I find those are the most fun.
5/5/14 Also, its getting really crazy over here! I should be caught up on rating, if not please message me and know that I might not be able to get back to you quickly. Also if you haven't gotten something, please let me know and understand I might not be able resend right away. Thanks for y'alls understanding!!! PM and email me directly at: cfroggie (at) gmail (dot) com should you need anything.
If you haven't gotten something from me please MESSAGE before rating me so I can resend or work something out. I always send my swaps and have always done my best to not only send on time AND make it something my partners will really enjoy. I never send anything I would not want myself and save "junk" for the trashcan. I try to rate promptly, if I have not rated you and you clearly posted your handle etc on the swap... that means I haven't received it. I don't chase swaps til a few weeks after close'. Msg me if you think I should have gotten something by now. Please note: I ALWAYS give people the benefit of the doubt and expect the same. I will, from time to time, reuse packaging. I am also fine if you do so as well. :) Sadly its easier for me to use stamps.com vs. pretty stamps. However I am trying to change that and will use them when possible. I LOVE communication. Going to be late? Marked it sent but left it on your desk, and it didn't make it (I'm a bit scatterheaded and sadly this has happened to me!)? Think what I sent doesn't fulfill the swap or just plain hate it? Just tell me, if I can fix it I will and if I can't, I'll apologize. Life it too short to get hung up on this stuff, but like most people I can from time to time so keep it short and sweet and communicate!
I am a Texas Yankee! I love animals; giraffes, hippos, squirrels, and sock monkeys. Sock Monkey count, right? I love them and Frogs, FROGS, PEACOCKS too music, and being creative.
Jesus is awesome in every sense of the word. I am an open minded and liberal Christian. I respect all beliefs and hope that my fellow swappers would do the same.
â€¦.I am crazy about frogs! That lends to a passion for conservation. :) I've been collecting frogs type things my whole life, but only in the past 10 years have I looked deeper. I'm even studying frog calls so I can help track population here in Texas.
(I've always, ALWAYS been an avid reader. Its gotten worse now that I have a Kindle... on the plus side I don't slouch to the right from always carrying a couple books and a magazine in my knapsack/purse anymore.
I mainly read fiction. I like a wide variety but my go to escapism lately has been YA. It used to be romance of some sort.
Books that shaped what I read today to sum it up in three: Handmaiden's Tale, Beauty, & The Great Gatsby. I know I was middle school age or younger when I read those and similar themes still hook me. Heard on NPR recently that what we read during that time period will shape you future tastes. Seems to be true of me.
Don't care for non-traditional fairy stories, sick of vampires currently, not a self-help fan (w/some exceptions), and I don't often read non-fiction; particularly memoir type.
Wow... I don't even know how to sum this up. I watch a lot of TV and find people who claim that don't watch it a little suspicious. Who doesn't love a well told story?! That being said I do try to set limits... and thank goodness for TIVO/DVR! I can have mini marathon/catch-up when I have time.
Now for the good stuff!
I've always been a wee bit crafty... but it has gone to levels the past few years. I love making paper craft x'mas ornaments. That translated to handmade x'mas cards to finally any and all cards! I dabble a bit with jewelry and painting. I am also finally learning how to sew. We'll see where that takes me.
In case you can't tell I really love card swaps (homemade and note)! I'm happy to do private ones, just msg me. I got a bunch of new toys I can't wait to show off.
I have also recently started using this really cool Japanese folding technique, let me know I can send you an "experiment". I haven't gotten it right just yet.
I really debated putting a â€œwishlistâ€ on here BUT I've also noticed when swapping its helpful it when partners list too so here goes....
I love giving gifts! My main "like" is when a swap partner likes/loves their swap from me. My favorite thing is to read what exactly they liked etc... I just love knowing something I sent made someone smile.
I love board games and word games too. Favorite colors are green, purple (but not mardi gras looking!), and polka dot . :) Vibrant colors in general. Silver over gold but both are good. My fav metallic is gunmetal. Pastel pink is probably the only color I dislike. Don't like "baby" colors combined. OR as my Mom put it, "Picture a peacock and you have have my favorite colors."
Washi tape and Origami papers (the more unique the better but I am not picky). And/ OR tissue paper to be used in crafting, so sturdier grade then wrapping paper. Also, similar to origami paper but not necessarily square cut. And/Or Strips of light weight paper and fabrics (about 2 inches wide).
unused stamps... I use mainly stamps.com or a postal machine. Would be nice to use pretty stamps once in awhile. Not picky about the denomination.
Of course frogs RULE. Always looking for frog stationary/note pads etc... or peacocks!
American candy from foreign countries ie... Asian Kit Kat - would LOVE to try green tea Kit Kats. I hear snickers is something else in Europe as another example, would love to try it. From Europe- Mini haribo! All we have here in the states are gummi bears in the mini packs. :( Gummi candy in general. My favorite is chocolate covered gummi bears or gummi coke bottles.
Kitschy/ world travel/ vintage (50 plus years old or a reproduction) notepads, cards, stickers, trinkets, notebooks (for example a classic nancy drew notebook or 50's ads to housewives magnets) etc... I have eclectic taste and delight in the unique. etter
DREAM LIST: Sugar Smacks (w/the mascot on it) t-shirt size Large. Just tossing this out there universe. I miss my t-shirt. :(
I don't want to be negative... but I have also found it helpful to see clearly what people do NOT like, so I will list a few things.
Dark Chocolate or marshmallow anything.
Anything coffee flavored. If you really want to send me coffee its best if its flavored by something else like pumpkin or apple pie... again I will probably pass it on to my bf as I don't really drink it.
Country motifs, animal print, and "baby colors". Really not a fan. Actually baby pink gives me the heebie jeebies. :)
Religious items, unless the swap calls for it. If you really want to express your beliefs please do so with a note containing a prayer or blessing. Can't get enough of those!
Decos or fbs/slams or the like. Not into them and since they are supposed to be passed on it burdens me with that which is more disliked. Also, I have had someone send me a deco book even AFTER reading this, and that is a quick way to earn a 3. I even requested in an email not too.
No horror or gore items. Not into morbid, even morbid cute. Have yet to meet a lovable Zombie. :) (that's not a challenge btw!)
Most Disney items. The exception is The Muppets, of course!
Cigarette smoke or other strong smells. Nothing will trigger a headache faster!
Drama and micro-managing: Do those two things really need an explanation? This is supposed to be fun, and those two things are fun-killers.
Whew! That wasn't too bad, right?!
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