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dabellaraquella

dabellaraquella
Date Joined: September 21, 2011
Last Online: August 24, 2018

Country: Canada

About Me

After a very long Hiatus whilst dealing with what life has thrown at me, I am happy to be back to swapping. Not back in full force mind you, but back none the less. :)

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what I pledged

Hi there everyone! Welcome to my Profile! A few things about me...

  • I am Happily Married to the Best Man in the world! We are planning to start a family close to the end of this year after we honeymoon in Disneyland!

UPDATE: At this time we are sad to say that there won't be any little feet any time soon. With all the medications I'm on dealing with a severe case of Psoratic Arthritis I'm not able to safely conceive. I'm heart broken, but not beaten. I will carry on and have hope there will be a day I can have a child of my own. ♥

  • I LOVE my Copic Markers! This is going to be a bad thing for Hubby...LOL

  • In the evenings, you will usually find me enjoying a cup of tea, my most recent knitting project (OR cross stitching project!) and a Disney Movie.

  • I have a Professional Cooking Degree, and I enjoy cooking at home for my hubby and others greatly. Not cooking for a living anymore has helped me re-invent my passion for food :) Recently I have been entering baking into the local Country Fair and got several prize ribbons!

  • My favourite sweet treats are Purdy's English Toffee, Ferror Rocher chocolates and of course who doesn't like Lindor Truffles?

  • I believe in a happy and healthy lifestyle! So I do my best to stay active! My husband and I enjoy fresh ingredients in my cooking.

  • I love to GEOCACHE! If you do not know what that is, or if you DO know what that is we should connect!

  • I LOVE animals! From the fuzzy kinds to the scaly kinds! (Just as long as they have no more than 4 legs I am FINE lol)

  • Any Magic:the Gathering players out there?? I have played and collected Magic Cards since I was 12 and I now work in a Game shop/Movie rental store. (I know! They do still exist!) My husband and I actually travel and play this competitively. I have made so many friends along the way to!

  • Shopping for gifts for other people is one of my favourite things to do!

One More Thing I would like to ADD....

If there is a time where you do not receive a Swap or Tag from me, please be respectful and give me (and other swappers) the benefit of the doubt. This means that before rating a 3 or a 1 attempt to contact your partner FIRST, and not give your rating first "to let them know". Most swappers will do their best to rectify what is in their control. The Postal system is not always in the best working order, ESPECIALLY during the holiday season. So please DO keep this in mind. Treat and Message others the way you want and expect to be treated and messaged. :)

My Crafty Side!

At the moment I am sticking with Swaps for Tea, Handmade Cards, Knitting Supplies, Holiday Cards, Flat Envies etc... Small Swaps Only

There are afew specific crafts that I stick to, but I am always willing and interested to try different things!

- Handmade Cards

-Paper Crafts (not as much now, but I still love it)

-Knitting & Crochet!

I really like to make bookmarks, cards/postcards, fridge magnets, small blankets etc...anything to keep my hands busy :)

For the moment I am mainly switching between Crochet and Knitting ^^

I also have the wish to learn how to quilt! I want to become a better sewer, and I thought that this might be a way to start! (UPDATE: I have begun my first quilting project as of today 8/9/2014! So excited! Its a Christmas themed table runner, and its going to be amazing! lol)(Update: Still working on that table runner...lol)

My husband is a painter. Not for a living. Just as a hobby. He does acrylic on canvas. He is quite good at it! You wouldn't think that a construction worker had the soft side to paint. He is very into Magic:the Gathering same as me, and he also plays alot of PS4, specifically Monster Hunter Online.

I have also recently learned how to Knit! My maid of honor got me into it...what have you done?? lol...not only do I have enough scrapbooking stuff to to choke a horse, I now have more than enough yarn to knit my self into retirement lol)

EDIT: Now we can add cross stitch supplies to that never ending list of craft supplies....LOL

SOOOO...MUCH....YAAAAAARN lol I also volunteer at a local Non-Profit yarn shop who is partnered with the Salvation Army. https://onceuponasheep.ca/

Hobbies/Likes/Dislikes

I love music, can't go a day with out listening to something or I would literally die. I listen to just about anything, but at the moment I am very into Pitt-Bull. I love Rihanna too! But my favourite of all time would have to be Billy Joel, Bryan Adams and Savage Garden.

TV shows at the moment are Criminal Minds, DR. WHO, NCIS, NCIS:LA, NCIS:NewOrleans, Hawaii 5-O, but most of all 100% Fav show of all time is CHARMED ^^

I love to cook. Hubby is spoiled rotten, as he gets homemade baking to take to work with him...lol.

I LOVE DISNEY ANYTHING! Collectables, clothing, stationary, figurines, POP! Figures...seriously anything!

I have the same love and passion for Harry Potter that I do for Disney! ANYTHING!

My Wishlist

Thank you in Advance!

I LOVE DISNEY ANYTHING! Collectables, clothing, stationary, figurines, POP! Figures...seriously anything!

I have the same love and passion for Harry Potter that I do for Disney! ANYTHING!

  • COPIC MARKERS, I am becoming obsessed with this new passion of mine, and if you sent me even 1 marker I would love you forever!!!! Doesn't even matter what colour it is! (I have the 36 marker Ciao Starter set, plus a few singles, my wonderful collection is growing!)
  • YARN: Hand dyed sock yarn especially.
  • Scotch 3M Brand tape runner refills
  • Stationary sets!! Coordinating papers and envies etc...they are almost impossible to find now!
  • Glue dot runners, Mini
  • Foam double sided adhesives
  • Aida Fabric, any colour! Please nothing smaller than a 16.
  • DMC Embroidery Floss, full skeins or partial skeins with colour number.
  • Ribbon
  • Sticky Address Labels!**
  • Swap Cards!**
  • TEA HALL OF FAME...if you have access to Adagio tea "My Dear Watson" Black loose tea, Twinnings Prince of Whales Black tea, Whittards of Chelsea: English Rose Tea, Dilmah Peppermint and English Toffee, Twinnings Earl Grey Orange blossom tea, Organic Blueberry Jam Tea (David's) ....I WANT IT! I am always on the look-out for a new favourite tea! I drink black tea for the most part, but fruity herbal is always nice for iced tea! (just please nothing tropical or ginger...makes me ill sadly) - I also collect spoon rests!! XD
  • Specialty Coffee
  • Cappuccino Mixes (The individual ones)
  • Recipes
  • Recipe Cards

- Post Cards (I am interested in starting to get into more post card swaps, and I have no idea around where I live to buy post cards that aren't touristy, some help to start off my collection would be amazing! ^^)(To My Fellow Canadian Swappers!: I would love to start a collection to get a PC from every province/major Canadian City, easy profile goodie ideas!)

  • Rub-ons
  • Stickers (But not the cheap one dimensional or teacher stickers...I'm sure you know what I am talking about, the GOOD ones)

- Sticky Address labels With my username and address! (Yes I know it's on here twice! lol)

  • Embossing Folders, the meduim ones.
  • Cute Stamped Images, all ready for me just to sit down and colour! (The bigger ones would be preferred! :D)

Please Note: If you are sending me paper scraps/cardstock/patterned paper, please send something that you would be willing to receive! I recently had someone send me torn pieces of paper and tiny bits that were useless...so please please! Be mindful of what you are sending in that nature. Thank you!!

Flaked :(

I was really sad that I had to make one of these lists....but alas...

The two swaps that I was Flaked on Originally have been rectified. Each swapper was rated a 3.

@cassiecards - has been found to be a flaker, and has disappointed two girls in the Secret Sister Swap Games that I run. If she is a member of your group, ban her.

@nlgrudis - User is suspended, and has not been online for more than a month. I was flaked on for a WTA prize dating back to April.

@dukono - User is suspened also, and flaked me for the same April WTA game.

@Lozzabee - Flaked on sending out a prize for a "Lucky Post" game that I won in February. Suspended.

NON-Raters : /

Ok, so sadly I have been going through all of my "SENT" swaps, and alot of them I have not Archived yet because I have not received a rating. This being said...I decided to make a list...

@Nathalie for Christmas Card - International (Contacted many times, still nothing) UPDATE: I was finally contacted 2 YEARS later, with a 1 rating. No message, just a rating and comment "letting me know" that she had not received her Xmas Card. This rating has since been removed after I sent multiple messages, and is now being resolved. :)

@bananasock for December Tea Pot Swap (Partially suspended)

@Tajsa for Tea+Notecard swap

@rootbear for Mail Art for Beginners 2 (Has not been online since Oct.6/2011, and has no ratings.)

@VintageDreams for Charmed/Witchy Mail Art (Partially suspended)

@ladyofunicorns for Disney Pinterest Board Swap - Has been online every day since I sent the swap message, yet has not opened ANY of the messages I have sent. I have left notes on her profile as well as sending her an EMAIL just in case she checks that! How hard is it to open a message and give a rating for an ELECTRONIC swap? I just don't unserstand the non-rating or flaking for type 1 swaps.

More to be added I'm sure...

~TAGS~ :D

I feel I need a spot to keep track of my tags so far, and to make sure that people know that I have not forgotten about them!! ^^

Tags OWED: -Technically I still have things owed to me, but I believe that it has been more than 4 months, not to stress over it, everyone is human.

Tags OWING: -As far as I know, I have sent everything that I owe out.

Ratings

Vanillacreamteas rated for Festive Card and a Cuppa on Mar 7, 2016
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tealover rated for One Lie One Truth Postcard on Jan 15, 2016
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Comment: Hello! Thank you for a postcard !I think that's true, what you're psoriasis! I'm right?
quirkyish rated for Christmas Greeting Card on Dec 22, 2015
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BerlinGeorgia rated for Another Christmas Card Swap on Dec 19, 2015
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Comment: Thank you :)
suepier rated for Christmas Greeting Card on Dec 18, 2015
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Comment: Thank you for the beautiful Christmas card.
karaterp rated for Festive Card and a Cuppa on Dec 15, 2015
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Comment: Thanks for the card and tea!
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Comment: Awesome Christmas card! Thanks so much. I love the little card with all your info! What a great idea! I love geocaching but haven't been out in a while! I need to do that! Love tea- green tea, mostly and Davids. I can't knit, although I did make a crocked scarf once. Hugs to you and Merry Christmas
KarlaKC rated for WIYM: Christmas Card Swap 2015 on Dec 10, 2015
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Comment: This is one of the prettier cards I've received in the Christmas card swaps this year. Thank you!
Response: You are so welcome! I am happy that I was able to bring cheer to your day :)
liefdraakje rated for QUICK Christmas card #61 on Dec 9, 2015
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Comment: Thank you for the cute card and the nice stamp
Tunrida rated for Festive Card and a Cuppa on Dec 9, 2015
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Comment: Thank you for the lovely card, tea and the new coaster to my collection. My favourites (yarn) are also fingering and super bulky. Lately I've been doing a lot of bulky scarves. Oh, and I also like to geocache!
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Comment: Thanks! Merry Christmas!
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Comment: Thank you so much and merry christmas to you.
pernie123 rated for Festive Card and a Cuppa on Dec 8, 2015
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Comment: Thanks for pretty card and yummy tea.
vivi2912 rated for One Lie One Truth Postcard on Dec 6, 2015
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Comment: Thank you for your nice card :) I think you used to work in a teashop. Am i right?
Response: Sent you a PM :)
1happyday rated for Festive Card and a Cuppa on Dec 5, 2015
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Response: Thanks for the heart Kristen! Enjoy the tea! :)
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Comment: Thank you for the beautiful card with matching envelope!
Response: You are very welcome! I hope it brightened your day :)
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Comment: Thank you very much
Response: Glad it got to you! Merry Christmas!
Postcardpeggy rated for Christmas Card Swap on Nov 26, 2015
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Comment: I hope you loved your SPA day!!! Sounds wonderful! Merry Christmas from our house to yours!
Response: Thank you! I did very much enjoy it :) Glad you liked the card! :)
miablancs rated for Christmas Card Swap on Nov 26, 2015
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Comment: Thank you so much for your beautiful Christmas Card. Merry Christmas to you and Happy New Year =F
Response: You're very welcome! :) Glad that you liked it!
carolynne99 rated for QUICK Christmas card #58 on Nov 23, 2015
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Comment: Thank you for the very pretty card. Nice stamp to carolynne
Response: You are so welcome! I am happy you liked it :) I also do my best to get all kinds of different stamps!

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Comments

RyeRye on Nov 29, 2016:

LLL

OrigamiGrace on Oct 6, 2016:

fall

From CPG!

allthingsregency on Nov 3, 2015:

Thanks for the invite to Tea is Love.

LittleRed on Aug 20, 2015:

There is a Stuff a Smarties Box Swap -Fall/ Autumn themed in the Canadian Swappers Group. We'd love to have you join!! Come by the Canadian Swappers Group and have a look:)

stlouisphile on Aug 14, 2015:

ten

Welcome to Doctor Who Fans Group, please stop by our forums and introduce yourself. It's under the TARDIS Check in

dardarbinx on Jul 13, 2015:

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Thank you for choosing me as winner of WTA. I LOVE everything you sent!

daichki on Jul 13, 2015:

Thank you for 10 Stamped Images/Quotes via CPG tag.

cbzcando on May 28, 2015:

Thank you for the recipes (a Healthy You tag)! I'm going to make the cauliflower very soon :). Have a great rest of the week.

Amace on May 24, 2015:

WELCOME TO THE GROUP

♥Hi, Thank you for joining Friendlies :) I am looking forward getting to know you in the group.♥

anrtist on Jan 16, 2015:

WELCOME to the APDGroup! ;-) I hope you enjoy it!

Blessings, cc

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