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iowa05

iowa05
Date Joined: November 7, 2018
Last Online: February 19, 2019
Birthday: May 4
Country: United States
My Pinterest! (to see my style)

About Me

Hi there, my name is Sandara (san-DAIR-uh). I'm super easy-going and absolutely love putting together sweet packages for people. I'm married and a mom of two little girls. My girls are young and their names are Hazel and Tessi. Please feel free to address mail to one of them instead of just me!

I'm a lifetime lover of art and graphic design, so I will love anything artistic or handmade that you send me! Anything with nature, poetry, drawings, illustration, art, or just generally creative mail I will enjoy thoroughly. 💕 (Especially anything sparkly or holographic!)

I also love bullet journaling and use the system for all kinds of things. I love receiving pretty papers, drawings, and stickers I can use to decorate them.

You can check out my Pinterest (linked above) to get a feel for my style :)

one of my favorite illustrations

Things I Love...

  • Color: robin's egg blue/aqua/turquoise!!
  • Anything glittery, sparkly, or holographic!!!
  • Other colors: dusty pink/champagne pink, pastel purples, mint green, light grey
  • Flowers! Especially cosmos, anemones and peonys
  • The woodlands, mountains, rivers, nature in general
  • Graphic design, especially typography, water colors, and illustration
  • Art! I love drawings, illustration, paintings, or sketches
  • Polar Bears
  • Chocolate!! (The darker the better!) :)
  • Modern, geometric, minimal, clean style
  • Music: KT Tunstall, The Lumineers, A Fine Frenzy
  • Movies: The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, Nacho Libre, The Little Prince

My Favorite Items

  • ZINES!!!
  • Washi tape!!!
  • Anything handmade, especially art! :)
  • Pens or Markers in any of my favorite colors
  • Pressed flowers, leaves, etc.
  • Dreadlock Beads (hole diameter between 10-16mm)
  • Journals or notebooks, big or tiny! (especially unlined and that lay flat)
  • Pretty papers, tags, ephemera
  • Really any sort of art supplies (literally - I do everything - from quilling to leatherworking to jewelry-making!)
  • Aesthetic photographs or polaroids
  • ATC's
  • Tea bags, as long as they are individually packaged (favorite flavors are chai or mint, but anything will be enjoyed in my house!)
  • Hot chocolate packets! I love to try new brands! The darker/richer the better. :)
  • Stationery with envelope(s)
  • Knitting or crochet needles, any size (I collect them and enjoy teaching friends and giving them needles to start with - dpn's are my favorite!)
  • Stickers (simple shapes, black & white, illustrated, or nature themed are our favorites!)
  • Music recommendations
  • Bookmarks
  • New stamps
  • Small pieces of fabric
  • Recipes from countries outside the U.S.
  • Seed packets
  • Comic strip that makes you laugh :)
  • Friendship bracelets
  • Rubber stamps (or the flat, acrylic ones)
  • Paper garland/banner
  • Inspirational quotes
  • Origami (you can flatten it)
  • Posters
  • Journal cards
  • Stencils
  • Twine
  • Unique or pretty fabric strips/ribbons/yarn that I can decorate my dreadlocks with

Dislikes

  • Caramel (just don't like the flavor. Weird, right?)
  • Licorice (same)
  • Anything scary, gothic, witchcraft, skulls, etc.
  • Characters, like Disney, movie or tv characters, HelloKitty, etc.
  • Anything spiritual-themed that is not Jesus-focused
  • Halloween themed (pumpkins yes, jack-o-lanterns no)
  • Santa Clause (I love Christmas! Just don't love Santa.)
  • Temporary tattoos

My kids are young, so keeping my mail happy and innocent is important to me. Thanks for understanding!

Also, it's not technically a "dislike", but I don't collect postcards, and I much prefer a short letter or notecard. If you send me a postcard, I prefer it blank and in an envie so I can re-gift it or send it someone.

My Girls

My little girls are super girly and love anything full of rainbows, butterflies, and sunshine. ;) I usually open my mail with them and am always pleased when there is a surprise for them to enjoy.

Some things that make them squeal with delight are:

  • Stickers (the smaller/more on a sheet the better because they use them up so quickly! But they love all kinds!)
  • Anything sparkly
  • The colors pink, purple, and blue
  • Ballet-themed anything (or dance in general)
  • Mini stationary they can use with their dolls
  • Beads
  • String to use with the beads they already own
  • Zines about any cute, girly, or pretty topics or aforementioned likes
  • Pretty bookmarks
  • Kids coloring pages

Also, educational items are great too! They are preschool & kindergarten age. We love reading kids' nature magazines, bookmarks with interesting facts on them, and practicing our ABC's. ;) (A zine with an educational theme would be AWESOME!)

Their favorite characters are:

  • Pete the Cat
  • Fancy Nancy
  • Little Blue Truck
  • Mercy Watson
  • Daniel Tiger

Ratings

Kraftylady777 rated for Coloring Collab 2019 #2 on Feb 19, 2019
5
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Comment: Thank you so much! I can't wait to do my section and pass it on!
Response: Yay! I am so excited to see what everyone adds! 💕
blanketfort rated for Happy Package (Private) on Feb 19, 2019
5
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Comment: 💛💛💛💛💛💛💛!!! Holy macaroni! I absolutely love everything, and I am speechless! Just.. Wow. Thank you so much 💛💛💛💛💛💛💛
Response: Yayyyyy!!!!! 💕 Then it looks like we accomplished our goal!! 😁 I'm so glad/relieved/happy that you liked everything!! 💕 I had so much fun collecting things for you. :)
redfin2 rated for Zine... About Dreams & A Letter! on Feb 19, 2019
5
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Comment: Your zine as amazing, I need to step up my game! Thanks for the hint about skillshare, I look forward to using it.
Response: So glad you liked it!! It's the first "serious" zine I've made, so I was a little apprehensive about sending it out!
ktk8 rated for Collaboration #66 on Feb 15, 2019
5
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Comment: WoW interesting postcard to work on and beautifully addressed envelope! and fun vintage extra cards....thanks so much.... many hearts!!!
5
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Comment: This was THE most beautifully crafted card EVER. Thank you so much for the amazing Galentine gift! You are so special!
LowRain rated for WIYM: Do What You Want on Feb 7, 2019
5
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Comment: thank you very much! loved the bracelet and fabric stickers-very cool!! Happy Swapping to you!
Response: So glad you liked everything!!! 😁 💕 Cheers!
CraftyChristina rated for WIYM: Do What You Want on Feb 5, 2019
5
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Comment: Woohoo butterflies AND embroidery floss in the same envie? Magical. Thank you!
Response: Yay! So glad you liked it and it got to you safely! 💕 😁 I've never sent embroidery floss through the mail before. 😉
5
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Comment: Thanks a lot. I will reply soon 😊
Response: Yay! ;)
NTEOWL rated for WIYM: Do What You Want on Feb 1, 2019
5
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Comment: Thank you for the swap items. :) Your flowers at the bottom of the note are so adorable! I'm not sure I have a single favorite character from The Office or Parks, I think every character is special in their own ways. Except Angela. I hate her, haha. Thanks again!
Response: Hahaha! Angela is the worst!! 😂 Glad you liked everything! :)
HannahsMommy07 rated for Collaboration #65 on Jan 31, 2019
5
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MiriamYocheved rated for Silver and White Mail Art on Jan 23, 2019
5
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Comment: Thank you so much. It was soft and sweet. Everything I like. Thank you also very very much for the extras.
waldfee rated for amaZINE #6 - relax on Jan 19, 2019
5
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Comment: Beautiful zine that has a relaxing effect itself. Thank you!
Response: So glad you liked it! Thanks for hosting! :)
earthnk rated for Scrappy Happy Mail -Private on Jan 18, 2019
5
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Comment: Thank you for the swap Sandara. Happy crafty 2019!
Response: Yay! So glad you finally received it! Cheers! <3
5
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Comment: Thank you SO much Sandara for these beautiful houseplant goodies! I can't even decide which is my favorite, the green foil envelope or the washi or the bookmark! So pretty. I appreciate all of it ❤️ Thanks again.
Response: I'm so glad you liked everything! 😄 I was a little unsure, but I really enjoyed this open-ended swap! Cheers! 💕
Wildspoon28 rated for Tea and Watercolor! on Jan 9, 2019
5
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Comment: A-MAZING! This was so beautiful! I am framing it and hanging it up. Thanks so much for doing this swap with me!
Response: So glad you liked it! I got some new watercolors for Christmas and I followed a YouTube tutorial for my first one! 💕
Larina rated for Profile Based Drawing #2 on Jan 5, 2019
5
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Comment: I LOVE the fox you drew! I can't believe you did that in PEN, amazing! You are a very skilled artist! Thanks so much!!!
Response: So glad you liked it!!!! Drawing that fox was SO hard - but it was a labor of love! Took forever to get a good sketch! ;D
5
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Comment: Sandra thank you so much for your beautiful letter. I enjoyed reading about your year. Sounds like it was a good year. The wildlife museum sounds amazing. We are very active in our local library too. Hope 2019 brings you more great memories! Thanks for the postcards and stamps as well.
Response: So glad you enjoyed it! I really enjoyed writing it. Cheers to your 2019 as well! :)
aoliver rated for Private - Top 10 list of 2018 on Jan 2, 2019
5
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Comment: The envelope was beautifully decorated and she even included an extra stationary treat! Thanks for the sweet letter. :)
nevers rated for 3 partners 6 items on Dec 28, 2018
5
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Comment: WOW! This is the most beautiful envelope I've gotten in a long time! (And my favorite colors, too!) So many amazing goodies inside as well. Thank you so much!
Response: I'm so glad you liked it! Those are some of my favorite colors too. :) I bought my first few copic markers a few weeks ago all in turquoise and pink shades! 😍
spiffytiffy rated for Tea Swap & Inspiration-December on Dec 26, 2018
5
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Comment: I adore the tea and inspiration! Thank you so much!!!

Rating Overview

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5.0000 34 3 3
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Comments

blanketfort on Feb 16, 2019:

😍😍😍 I am looking forward to it! I have no doubt that it'll be awesome! 🌼

RooBaRoo on Feb 4, 2019:

Thanks for the draw me a ... turquoise drawing tag! It's really pretty ... & the matching envelope too. I have seen this style online, but it's prettier "in person" :) I like the ragged edges too ... I think I'd frame it in some DIY way :)

pianoheart on Feb 1, 2019:

Thank you for the random flat envelope :)

CraftyChristina on Jan 28, 2019:

Hmmm fav colors...

Monochromatic with white/cream/gold Crimson red Dark teal is my newest fav Nature colors Ocean colors

Thanks for asking!

MissPaula on Jan 26, 2019:

Thank you Hazel and Tessi! Love my sweet postcard! ♥

ChrisAnne on Jan 24, 2019:

Thank you for the pocket notebook from the Newbie Helpers List 'Em & Pick 'Em tag.

kiddomerriweather on Jan 19, 2019:

I'm so glad that you like it! I've made many ornaments. I've been sewing for 11 years now, so I've had plenty of practice. LOL I still do have trouble with some things though. The simpler the better. ;) I love making plushies and dolls, but I love making ornaments, too. Things on a smaller scale are always fun. Thanks so much for your awesome compliment. It makes my day! =D

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