My name is Monica and I live in a small town in Sweden with my 12 yr old daughter Jessica and our two cats Kitty and Nisse. I'm single since 5 years and very happily so! I'm presently part-time unemployed, part-time on sick leave, but will start a 2 yr education in Sep '12 to become a Medical Admin. My fave interests are linedancing, crafts, music, travel, photography, net surfing, books and movies. I'm overweight and trying to work out in spite of aches & pains. I always send my swaps. ***** Right now I'm doing very few swaps since school is keeping me busy.
I mostly make decos - decoration booklets - in organized swaps, which I have been doing since 2006. I make some deco squares and ATC's, but haven't really gotten into it. One of my aims here is to start some ATC trading. I make cards, but only when I need one and if someone orders one. Also do a bit of scrapbooking, but there isn't enough time...... Started crocheting again, mostly to make things for my decos. Planning on starting a smash book, but it's difficult to find the stuff here in Sweden. Do a bit of altering and I also would love to start an art journal! Just wish I had the time and energy for everything I want to do!
Looking for private ATC swappers - high quality artistic ATC's (1 or 2 per swap) and since they are light there's usually room for a little surprise as well in the envelope. Contact me if you are interested and we can do a test swap or I can send pics of my work.
I listen to almost anything, but my favourites are among the 70ies. Love rock, pop and punk, some metal, some country, classics, soul, blues....Try to keep up with new music. Favourites? More than one, but to mention a few The Police, The Clash, The Ramones, The Beach Boys. Love a lot of the merchandise that goes with hard rock and punk rock.
I read thrillers, horror, fantasy, romance, sci-fi, historical, true stories....My number one author is Stephen King. Also love Tolkien, Diana Gabaldon, Ray Bradbury. I've read less the last few years, not sure why. Too tired maybe. It's usually enough to do a Sudoko before turning off the lights at night. But I still love books and am so happy that my daughter does to. We happily share Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings, Twilight series, Hunger Games and so on.
I watch tons of movies, this is something I love for relaxation. Watch everything, my least favourite is comedy, and the best I love action and fantasy. And movies that make me cry. I'm a big Brad Pitt fan, and as for directors I love Ridley Scott. Some favourite movies: Alien/Aliens, Titanic, The Bourne Triology, Lord of the Rings Triology, Avatar, Jaws, Miral, Hachiko, My name is Khan, Tangshan da Dizhen, The Notebook, Bridges of Madison County, Slumdog Millionaire, The Shining, Babel, Harry Potter all, Star Wars all, Happy Feet, The Matrix Triology, Braveheart, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, Legends of the Fall, POTC all; and.....many more!
And for TV show - So you think you can dance, The Big Bang Theory, True Blood, Criminal Minds,CSI. Some older ones: 24, Fringe, Heroes, Prison Break, Lost, Friends, Angel. Love sci-fi and fantasy. Love to watch the Olympics! Usually get stuck in front of a movie I've seen ten times already.
handmade and/or altered items
handmade papercraft like ATC's, cards, bookmarks, decorations - especially love vintage style
happy to receive ATC's but no low quality pls! I keep getting terrible ones with a pic & messy glitter all over, please don't send them to me!!!
lace, yarn, ribbons - I especially love lace
pieces of old lace curtains
old book pages
magazine & newspaper pages in all languages, mostly text, ads section is great!
newer book pages in French, English & Asian languages
rubberstamps - clear stamps
rubberstamped vintage images on cardstock
cool papers - love colour, b/w, paper with glitter on them, velvet paper, cool patterns, vintage patterns, origami papers
poetry, quotes, words
alphabet stickers (all kinds)
pens & pencils (not gel pens and pls no more pens that don't work!)
pens with white writing
candy & chocolate & licorice
tea (love Earl Grey)
penguins in any shape or form, my fave is the Rockhopper
looking for Scrabble tiles!!!!
acrylic paint, watercolors, varnish, diamond glaze, embossing powder
fortune cookie texts
crocheted small stuff I can use in decos
kitschy Buddhas, Jesus, Madonnas
Christmas tree ornaments, kitschy is fine
seeds especially local flowers or veggies
spices & herbs
key chains & cell phone charms
matchbooks & lighters
smash book stuff - anything is great since I have nothing and want to start!
bodylotion and handlotion
chapsticks and lipgloss - also use a little nailpolish, eyeshadow and eyeliner
earrings - loops, studs or hooks
leathery bracelets & friendship bracelets
black & white postcards
bookmarks, bought or handmade
fabrics in vintage patterns (small pieces)
stuff with Paris, London, New York on them
stuff with Elvis and The Beatles on them
vampire & punk related stuff
small poetry or quote booklets
Mixed CD with your favourite music
CD with your selection of images and photos
souvenir stuff & info from your area and/or country
I like Moomin, Hello Kitty, Chilly Willy, penguins, cats, owls
stickers (got tons)
stationary (got tons)
notebooks & note paper (got tons)
cute craft supplies (don't really use cute that much)
glitter glue, glitter, sequins and foam sheets (don't use)
homemade ATC backsides (don't use them)
address labels (have plenty)
post-its unless very special in shape & colour!
handmade soap (don't use)
coffee, alcohol, chewing gum, peanuts (don't like)
makeup (nailpolish is fine) (use very little makeup, but on the other hand my daughter loves all makeup, so I guess it's OK)
Disney, Kawaii (I like Hello Kitty though)
heavily scented stuff like candles, perfumes
postcards (love to send & rec when written on, but don't collect - except b/w cards)
postal stamps (got tons)
beads or any jewelry making stuff
Favourite colours are black, pink, purple, lime green, turquoise and red.
I used to collect penguins and have a huge collection. I stopped collecting since I don't have any room for them all. But I still love receiving penguins in any form!
I also love cats, dolphins, foxes, birds, mice, fish, ladybugs, butterflies....well, I'm an animal lover so love most of the creatures. Maybe except the creepy crawlies.
Also have a collection of angels. We are not religious but I love the symbolic of it. I also have several Buddhas and Jesus figures, preferably the more kitschy kind. Like a plastic lime green Buddha head.
I'm interested in vikings and the Valhalla Gods.
I love anything Asian, especially Japanese. Also love kitschy stuff from Chinatowns.
THINGS I CAN SWAP FOR STUFF ON MY WISHLIST
stickers, mostly cute, Disney, Hello Kitty
ribbons and yarn
used postal stamps
vintage book pages
There are other stuff I have excess of, but please ask if you are interested in a private swap! Everything is neat and of good quality.
THANK YOU for reading my profile, for some reason most people don't! But it really is extra nice when someone actually pays attention and send that penguin postcard that will be so appreciated. I try to do the same and I'm aiming to get better at it. Can't find so much fun stuff in my little town so I need to stock up on good items to mail. I love to find lots of mail in my mailbox and it so much fun to open it. I want to brings that pleasure to the people I send to as well. If you feel your envelope was not that hot, let me know:-)
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