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gingerbee

gingerbee
Date Joined: May 7, 2020
Last Online: March 8, 2021
Birthday: September 16
Country: United States
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Hi, my name is Ginger! Below are a few things about me. If you have sent something to me, I will post my rating within a day of receiving. If I am missing something from you, I will let you know so that it can be fixed instead of rating down.

One thing I have learned is my small post office is not savvy with unusual mail, especially sending international, so if there is any issue with not enough postage, please let me know so I can make it right!

Things I am into:

  • Bees! Honeybees (I'm a bee keeper). Butterflies, dragonflies, and moths are nice too
  • Owls (Hedgehogs & Foxes too)(and sloths)(llamas are fun too)
  • Black Labrador retriever dogs
  • Halloween, especially all those scrolly Victorian macabre motifs with crows and bats and witchโ€™s hats
  • Arts & Crafts/Mission style, Art Deco, Frank Lloyd Wright, Charles Rennie Mackintosh, Charley Harper
  • Flowers & plants & cacti
  • Tea, teatime, hygge and fika (tea type: I love green tea varieties the most, but anything yummy is welcome)
  • Quilts & fabric
  • Wooden barn quilts and hexafoos
  • Farm life, homesteading, and cowgirls/boys
  • Scottish thistle and Celtic knot motifs
  • Firefighter motifs and ephemera (adult or vintage)- being married to a firefighter, I tend to need a lot of cards and decorating with this theme!
  • Tarot
  • Catan
  • Red Sox Baseball (especially vintage)
  • Hats (like those big brimmed and boldly decorated ones that are worn to tea and horse races and royal weddings)
  • Wine/beer/liquor cardboard coasters or vinyl stickers
  • Vintage sewing patterns/ephemera
  • Vintage french signs, especially involving haute couture or la patisserie
  • Paper dolls
  • Snow flakes (white, silver, gold)

Favorite Colors: TEAL, plum, olive, sage, navy, cinnamon, honey (fall palette)

I love all things crafty! Started sewing as a child and have never stopped. Clothes, quilts, purses, collages, embroidery. I love buying fabric and imaging the possibilities.

Love all things paper crafty too - cards, gift packaging, scrapbooking, bullet journaling. Just getting into the use of stamps and dies for my paper art.

I love using botanicals and essential oils in making homemade lotions, balms, scrubs and masks.

Cooking and baking. I especially enjoy baking bread and meal prepping. Recipes are always welcome!

I decorate my living space for different holidays throughout the year with a small tree, pillows & quilts, candles, and such for each theme: Victorian valentines - Celtic St pattyโ€™s - Bunnies and butterflies Spring - Americana 4th of July - Honeybees - Halloween vintage - Winter solstice of green with white snowflakes

Wishlist

My wishlist of things to receive: Honestly, I really enjoy a well-curated package of fun. If you've put effort into a theme or color scheme, maybe put a little creativity of your own into the mix, I will love it! I put a lot of effort into making my swaps something amazing to open, and hope everyone else does the same!

I love things made by YOU - this is the way to my heart. I love handmade cards, PCs, ATCs, flipbooks, pockets/folders, embellishments, and long letters about who you are! I also really love a well-decorated envelope!

In the section above are my "themes" I tend to use in my decorating and card making, so if you have something that fits those, great!
In the themes above, I love

  • paper
  • die cuts (store bought or homemade)
  • ephemera (printed is ok)
  • stickers
  • stamped images
  • washi

and such things that help me to create. I often like to create something new with what I receive in my swaps.

I love all the deeply saturated "earthy" fall colors: browns, dusky blue, twilight teal, olive green, cinnamon, wine, honey.

Glassine envelopes, clear sleeves for ATCs, handmade envelopes mailing size, fun recipe cards.

Books, Movie, TV

I read a bunch, and I listen to a ton of books! I love stories that lift me up or offer up vivid descriptions of far off places. Right now I am listening to the Royal Spyness series by Rhys Bowen and reading Jamaica Inn by Daphne du Maurier. Examples of series I love that are widely known...

  • Mary Russell series (& other Sherlock related stories)(really Victorian & early 20th century British mysteries overall)
  • Outlander series (and all the novellas in between)
  • Harry Potter series
  • The Witches Daughter series
  • Harley Merlin series

I am not a huge TV and Movie person, but certainly have my favorites that I watch over and over:

  • Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
  • The Crown
  • All the HP movies
  • Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat
  • Downton Abbey
  • The Muppets
  • Gilmore Girls

About Me

I live in eastern Colorado, USA - Enneagram 5 - INTJ - Slytherin house - Virgo

Would prefer NOT to receive: religious or political themed material. I don't really need any decorated clothespins...I've received so many and don't have a use yet. I have no kids or youngsters in my family, so please skip the kids' stuff.

Ratings

PerArduaAdAlta rated for BIG happy mail swap -2 usa on Mar 8, 2021
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Comment: Hey! Love your lettering and the way you stamped the envelope! I will be reusing that loveliness for something else! Wow, ok, I open up and you have made me a just perfect little pocket book! Gee, the folding on this looks pretty simple! I think I will see if I can copy it, because the effect is just beautiful! And all the tags and fox sticky notes and that cool floral mannequin cut out! These ancient female astronomer postcards are really something! And what's in this little handmade sunflower envelope? Oh! All these little stamped images and die cuts, perfect for my HMPC's or ATC's! Thank you so much! Now I have to see if I can copy your booklet design! ๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’–๐ŸŒป๐ŸŒป๐ŸŒป๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’–
2Hearts rated for BIG happy mail swap -2 usa on Mar 8, 2021
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Comment: Absolutely Love what you sent! Thank you!
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Comment: Getting your letter in the mail brightened my day! I really enjoyed reading your letter, although I hope Colorado has warmed up a little by now. Can't wait to try the tea. Thank you!
bb2 rated for RSC - Anything Floral on Feb 27, 2021
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Comment: I love your Laurel Burch floral stamp and how you colored it to match the background paper. Beautiful card. Thank you!
ellie rated for Quick Handmade PC! #3 on Feb 27, 2021
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Comment: I wish i were sitting on that beach right now. thank you
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Comment: Thank you for the wonderful letter and the goodies! I was 6 months pregnant with my twin daughters and was watching the shuttle when it blew up. I still remember that day every year.
TTrotti rated for SSM: Mail art supply envelope #9 on Feb 25, 2021
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Comment: hi Ginger! Rec'd your beautiful mail art today with your awesome paper goodies inside. Thx so much. I love your handwriting too. Please tell me the name of the pocket folder you made so I can search for a video. I just love love it!!I don't want to take it apart. Thx for everything!! See you around the post box.Tama
YooperHill rated for RSC - Any Shade of Green on Feb 23, 2021
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Comment: Beautiful! Thank you.
Fry rated for SSM: Sunshine Happy Mail #11 on Feb 20, 2021
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Comment: Lovely envie, the vintage rose and styling is really nice! I will be sure to put the extras to use too. Oh man, how did the pants turn out?
ttbishop rated for Fountain Pen Pals on Feb 20, 2021
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Comment: Thanks so much! Loved your letter and your handwriting is great! Hope to swap again soon.
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Comment: Your card came out great! Love the colors and theme! Thank you for the whale sticker also!
Wanda rated for Write a Letter Quick swap #3 on Feb 17, 2021
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Comment: What a delightfully chatty letter, Ginger! Thank you SO much! Thanks also for the BEAUTIFUL sewn postcard! I will write back soon! (In a rush, now, because of horrible weather conditions and family staying here - and in and out - temporarily.)
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Comment: Thank you so much for the beautiful card! I absolutely love it! This one is so pretty that I will display it all year! Happy Valentine's Day! xo
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Comment: Thank you for the pretty envelope and delightful assortment of treats. :) I'm going to enjoy playing with them.
Rainydancer rated for SSM: Stamped images swap #12 on Feb 12, 2021
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Comment: thanks!
bordercolliemom59 rated for Easy Envelope Swap ~ USA on Feb 12, 2021
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Comment: Thank you so much , Happy swapping
marclively rated for January Pen Pal Swap #1 on Feb 11, 2021
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Comment: Thanks! Marc
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Comment: Thank you so much! Take Care always!
suepier rated for CS: List 5 Books( Edited) on Feb 6, 2021
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Comment: Thank you for the pretty notecard and all of the books that you listed. I will definitely look them up and perhaps even order a couple of them. I am always up for a new read. Also thank you for the cute kitty note markers. I really can use them.

Rating Overview

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Comments

LauraM540 on Mar 1, 2021:

Thanks for all the awesome Honey Bee goodies from the Global CPG Swap! So much fun!

lovetherain on Feb 26, 2021:

Thank you so much for the happy mail tag in CPG. I loved all the goodies. Is that a pocket letter? It was really cute.

CariahCreates on Feb 15, 2021:

Thank you for the LSRUS birthday greetings

Poohtat on Jan 20, 2021:

Thank you for the LSRUS Jan wish for recipes and a note. I loved reading about your houseplants. Your stationary was perfect.

Swan on Jan 16, 2021:

Thank you @gingerbee for the LSRUS January wishes! The stamps must be a new design, I havenโ€™t seen them before, cool! Great selection of rose items!

PrincessP on Jan 14, 2021:

Thank you so much for your AMAZING December LSRUS wishes...wow!! :D It's all amazing xx Happy New Year to you!

CariahCreates on Nov 16, 2020:

Thank you for the PL backings from my LSRUS October wishlist. I just got it today but it's postmarked October 19th so it apparently took a slight detour on its way. I need a little pick me up today though so it was perfect timing.

debtea2 on Nov 14, 2020:

Mystery makes life interesting

eshasketch on Oct 22, 2020:

Thank you so so much for the lovely LSRUS October wishlist goodies! I love everything you included! ๐Ÿ’•

pinklilly on Oct 8, 2020:

Thank you so much for the wonderful goodies you sent me from the October wishes LSRUS. I love your handwriting too!! You are awesome!!

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