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frogginghappy

frogginghappy
Date Joined: January 4, 2017
Last Online: October 23, 2017
Birthday: September 14, 1979
Country: Canada
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October 10 - Update Although I have always been a student while on swap-bot, I started a new degree this September that is more time consuming than the last. Because of this, I've had to cut back on my swaps 😢, at least for the time being... I love swapping with all you wonderful people and will keep my toe in the water, so to speak. I look forward to the day that I can devote the time I'd like to to my crafting and swapping and, as always, if you don't receive a package I will happily resend but ask you to be patient if I need a little time to prepare it. Happy swapping!!!

I am so excited to have found this site and I can't wait to swap fun stuff with you!!!

I live in London, ON, Canada with my partner of 14 years and my 2 orange kitties, Hazard and Mulligan. I love to cook and try new foods and there is very little that I don't like with the exception of cilantro (which tastes like soap). Also, I am allergic to dairy :(. I will read just about anything I can get my hands on but I really enjoy historical and paranormal romance, graphic novels, fantasy and science fiction. Some of my favourite authors are Douglas Adams, Amanda Quick and Ray Bradbury.

I enjoy many crafts including knitting, crocheting, sewing and scrapbooking. I really like vintage items and images and have recently discovered how to make junk journals and altered books using old books. This newfound hobby led me to this site in the hopes of swapping for some interesting and unique items to add to my homemade journals. Anything goes really but I like all things halloween, steampunk, Alice in Wonderland, zentangles, and homemade. I hate buying things that I can learn to make myself (but don't worry, I'll only send you homemade things if you like them too :).

I like to kayak, hike, garden and love being outside in almost all kinds of weather.

**A note about shipping: Because Canada Post has been known to be slow I will always try to send your swap as soon as possible after receiving your address. Handmade items may take all the time I'm allowed (up to and including the final day but never beyond!) for inspiration to strike though 😊. Just know that I will put a lot of thought into making it something I think you'll love ❤️❤️❤️ And I hope it'll be worth the wait. As with most people I will mark it as sent when I drop it off at the post office or in the postbox but it won't be post-marked until the next business day if I arrive past the postal cut off time (or in many cases, not at all - most of my Canadian mail comes either untouched or with the stamp scribbled on in pen 😳). If you don't receive it within a reasonable (international) time, please let me know and I will be happy to resend :)

***Feel free to package swaps together if you have me for more than 1 swap at the same time. As long as it's clear which swap is which, if you can save on postage costs please do!!!

Favorite Movies

The Martian

Guardians of the Galaxy

The Princess Bride

My Fair Lady

Pride and Predjudice

The Nightmare Before Christmas

Labyrinth

Dark Crystal

Amelie

Despicable Me

The Sword in the Stone

Star Wars saga

Favorite Books

The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy

Sandman

Pride and Predjudice

Atlas Shrugged

Soulless, The Dresden Files, Kate Daniels series

From Hell

Sherlock Holmes, Agatha Christie, P D James

Animal Farm

Dune

We

Breakfast of Champions

The Hobbit, Lord of the Rings, Eddings The Belgariad and Mallorean series, older Feist (not that I don't like newer, just haven't read yet)

Children's fantasy: Alice in Wonderland, The Wizard of Oz, The Chronicles of Narnia, The Once and Future King, The Prydain Chronicles, Harry Potter, fairy tales of all types :)

Favorite Television

Bones

Castle

Once Upon a Time

How I Met Your Mother

Firefly

Futurama

Doctor Who

Sherlock

White Collar

Favorite Crafts

Scrapbooking

Junk Journals/Altered Books

Knitting

Crocheting

Beading - although I used to make jewelry, now I mostly just make decorative zipper charms for my sister's sewn creations (wallets, pouches, etc.)

Favourite Animals

Cats

Dogs

Frogs

Sea Creatures, especially octopuses 🐙

Dislikes

Neon colours/most things 80's

Chamomile tea

Religious messages/images (sorry - no offense meant to those that like them!)

"Girly" images - high heels, lipstick, etc unless they are vintage or of the 50's pin-up variety

Wishlist

Although I'd be happy with just about anything, a few items I would love to receive are:

Washi tape - I have a very small collection and would love to add to it. No size is too small! Even a few inches used on an envelope is saved/added to my junk journals.

Stamps - of either the postage or scrapbook images variety. For stamped images: I don't care what kind of ink it was stamped with and am ok with any colours - I like variety. For postage stamps: I don't "collect" them, I just really like them. I don't care if they're perfect - they can be bent, torn, on paper, off, heavily post marked, whatever. I'm just using them for crafting and I think all these things add character!

Punched or die cut items - out of scrapbook paper, book pages, old maps, anything really.

Everything mushroom!!! I ❤️ 🍄

Items from your hometown/country - ie postcards**, recipes, stamps, dairy-free candy. Part of the reason I'm here is to experience a little bit of the rest of the world, whether through craft supplies, pictures on postcards, or favourite recipes. I studied Foods and Nutrition in school and one of my favourite classes was Food and Culture where for each lab we would choose a culture and create a potluck of dishes to try 🍔🌮🍝🍱🥐🍣☕️🍽. Best lab ever!!! Definitely beat organic chemistry 😂

Any ephemera, doilies (paper or crochet), tags, ribbon, lace, beads, different paper clips, etc for embellishments; Graphic 45 and October Afternoon are particular favourites for scrapbook papers.Tim Holtz is also usually good - I love grungy, steampunk or mixed media type of papers but also love to be taken out of my comfort zone and find uses for things I don't usually use.

Paper napkins/tissue paper with interesting designs or various images for decoupage - vintage fashion, pretty flowers, etc. If sending napkins, feel free to peel away the blank layers and just send the printed ply to save on postage. I usually only use the blank layers as actual napkins anyway 😉

Playing cards with designs/pictures on either side; new or vintage - I love them all.

I enjoy coffee (sometimes flavoured but always black and unsweetened) and most teas, especially Earl Grey and English Breakfast. I prefer my chocolate dark and smooth (but it has to be dairy free - that means whey, modified milk ingredients, etc).

Also, as a special request, my partner collects craft beer coasters - the compressed paper ones like they use in bars - and would be super excited to get one of your local brews 😁😍

**I'd prefer my postcards naked - my favourite part is the message! But, that being said, I'd take a blank one too :)

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dodie rated for junk journal supplies - Halloween on Oct 22, 2017
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Comment: thanks for the cute thing you sent me. I will use it very soon... I want to make a halloween flipbook for one of my penpal :)
Dibrittain rated for 13 Days of Halloween USA/CANADA on Oct 19, 2017
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Comment: Can't wait to open it. It came a few days ago. I just have not been on the computer. I love the paper. So excited to see what is in each day. Thanks for sending.
2bneat rated for Pretty Things in an Envelope on Oct 18, 2017
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Comment: You've obviously consulted my profile when you put these pretty things in an envelope for me. From the calligraphy address and note to the teas and clear stamps - everything is appreciated and will be used. Thank you for this special swap.
dartha rated for junk journal supplies - Autumn on Oct 16, 2017
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Comment: Thank you so much Sara for all the wonderful Autumn goodies. Will be so nice in my junk journals. thank you, darla
Suncloud rated for Summer Fairytale on Oct 5, 2017
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Comment: Thank you for the lovely swap and all the generous goodies you included. It made my day.
CrystalZ rated for junk journal supplies - Christmas on Oct 3, 2017
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Comment: Thank you for the Christmas goodies! I look forward to using them in future swaps and on future projects :)
Candace rated for Reading Challenge 2017-September on Oct 1, 2017
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Comment: Thank you!
ThePaperLetterBlog rated for Handmade Gift Tags on Sep 25, 2017
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Comment: Thank you for sending the tags to me, on time! You sent some extra, for which you will get the heart. Also, I like the personalised note you added!
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Comment: Thank you for the great soup recipe. I love soups!.. and I will definitely make this one. Also thank you Sara for all the extra recipe cards, washi tape, and the rest. I really like everything. ♥
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Comment: Thanks for all the goodies! Will make some fun cards for my mom. Thanks for sending from Canada!
sperkows rated for Stamp me cute LITTLE things on Sep 19, 2017
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Comment: Thank you, for the cute stamped things, I enjoyed them very much!
SarahCD rated for TAlk About your Town or City on Sep 17, 2017
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Comment: Thank you for the letter and pictures!
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Comment: Just looking trough my dashboard and noticed I didn't add your rating. Thanks for the nice pretty things that you have send me.
mb58ca rated for Lucky No 7 Pick - August on Sep 16, 2017
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Comment: Sara, what an awesome package. I am lucky indeed! All the paper goodies will put to good use. Thanks so much.
tulineito rated for junk journal supplies - winter on Sep 15, 2017
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Comment: Thank you so much for this amazing swap! I am sorry i am rating late due to life circumstances. You really have made my days better. ❤️
janetr rated for junk journal supplies - Asian on Sep 11, 2017
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Comment: thanks for the awesome items :) so cool you live so close too!!
Mayflower52 rated for Reading Challenge 2017-August on Sep 1, 2017
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Comment: Sara thank you for your warm welcome to swap-bot. Thanks also for sharing the book you read.
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Comment: Thanks so much - love the envelope especially.
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Comment: Thanks for the assortment of stamped images. I like that you chose a wide variety of papers to use as well. I also liked the calligraphy you used on the envelope. Thanks again!

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Comments

Mayflower52 on Sep 13, 2017:

Good night,

I wish you a splendiferous birthday tomorrow!

isabellasnow on Sep 5, 2017:

HAPPY SEPTEMBER BIRTHDAY from WIYM GROUP!

rngstgstll on Jun 12, 2017:

Welcome to AMOPWBFS! Consider yourself franked :)

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doulakk on May 8, 2017:

Welcome to the Manic Magpies group!

bbsporty on Mar 11, 2017:

Handmade Postcard Club

WayUpInAlaska on Jan 6, 2017:

Hiya! Welcome to Swap-Bot!

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