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joaj

joaj
Date Joined: July 21, 2017
Last Online: November 17, 2017
Birthday: April 5
Country: Australia

About Me

I am a full time worker and part time study nerd and have always had a general stationary, planning, crafty and organisation obsession. I think it's time to get busy and use some of the papers and pens and stickers and so on that I've collected. It's been so long since I've had a pen pal or received any fun snail mail other than online purchases (usually stationary related). I'm looking forward to participating in some swaps. I loved this idea straight away when I stumbled on this site. I'm hoping a little crafty letter writing session every now and then will help me chill out and meet some new and interesting people around the world.

I live in Brisbane, Australia. I'm in my 40's, no kids. I've done a fair bit of travelling. I have a cat. He's ginger and gorgeous, and we get on most days, but he can be a bit moody. Sorry if you get a fur or two in your mail. He is everywhere!

I'm doing a part time law degree. It is taking FOREVER, and I have way too many post it notes! I love food (too much) and cooking. Not so much into exercise but I really need to change that. I love pinterest and instagram but I'm a follower, not a poster. I love interior design and dreaming of house plans and renovations and what I might be able to do one day (when I win the lotto). One of my favourite things to do is go homewares shopping and reorganising rooms in my apartment. I'm loving Scandinavian styling with lots of white and wood.

I have recently joined the planner craze and love my filofaxes and travellers notebooks. Not too sure what to use them all for though. I love the cold and hate summer. And I've never seen snow!

I'm really looking forward to sending and receiving some swaps. I hope you'll bear with me as I improve with practice! Also, I'm not sure how the timestamping etc works with international time. I will most often put mail in my suburban post box after work. I'll make sure it gets to the box on time according to the swap-bot clock, but it may not be picked up until the next day, or even a couple of days later if it's the weekend.

Favorite Crafts

Anything with stationary and paper.

I have no real drawing or artistic ability, so I go abstract.

I love photography and I am improving.

I'm learning to sew and am half way through my first quilting project.

I've played around with cake decorating.

Favorite Music

My all time favourites that I can listen to any time are: U2 (I think I've seen them live at least 6 times) Powderfinger Travis Maroon 5 Muse Adele Greenday Boy and Bear

But I like so much more as well.

I'm not into Metal, Rap or Crazy Dance Music so much.

Favorite Television

I like most things sci-fi and fantasy, and tend to binge watch tv shows. There are a lot of series I've started but haven't kept up to date on. Some of my current and old favourites are:

Suits Utopia Dr Who Game of Thrones (but I have a lot of catching up to do) The Crown Once Upon A Time Outlander Downton Abbey Blue Bloods Blacklist Castle Vikings Broadchurch The Paradise Haven Eureka Grimm Star Trek Stargate X-Files Pride and Prejudice (in all forms - book, movie, mini-series)

Planner & Paper Likes ...

I love and use:

  • both A5 and personal size filofaxes
  • both regular and passport size midori travellers notebooks
  • washi tape ( i have too much but always find new ones I want)
  • notecards and letter paper
  • stickers and post-it notes
  • other fun paper stuff

My style is simple, minimalist and functional. Lots of black, white, grey and silver. I do like colour and usually go for blues, greens, and purples most often.

I like stickers and bits and pieces of ephemera. These I collect and need to make an effort to use. I'm recently loving the vintage, travel journal style using lots of stamps and the like.

I'm not a big fan of cutesy cartoon and kawaii stickers and glittery things. And gold, rose gold and copper are not really for me. I'm also no a fan of anything religious. I don't mind if you are, but it's not my thing.

So that is my general style and likes. But life is boring if you never step out of your comfort zone. So anything lovingly shared will be gratefully enjoyed!

Ratings

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Comment: Thankyou for the awesome stamps! I laughed when I saw the Australian International stamp on the envelope, thanks for that! I rarely ever get the internationals unless I buy the random used stamp packs from the post office lol
Elliepatterson rated for Hosting my 100th Swap!! on Nov 14, 2017
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Comment: Greetings from the USA:-) Was soooo happy to receive your card and goodies! Great decorated envie, stunning card, and thee neatest John the Baptist postage stamp. Great great great swap. I am delighted to have been your partner and am so looking forward to swapping with you again. I will definitely try out your Pasta Lia receipt too. Happy swapping
Response: Really glad you liked it. That envie was simple but one of my favourites. It was hard to part with, but I'm very glad you enjoyed it :-)
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Comment: Thank you!
Response: No worries :-)
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Comment: When I noticed you were my swap partner for this swap, I got excited. I LOVE your swaps. As usual, you didn't disappoint, and again, I wish I could give you more than just the one heart. Perhaps next time it'll be me sending to you. I don't think I have yet! Cheers. I'm sure we'll connect again soon!
Response: No worries at all! Cheers!
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Comment: Thanks for your wonderfull swap i loved all a lot lynn
Response: no worries, glad you liked it.
Lyndall rated for newbie welcome August 2017 on Oct 16, 2017
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Comment: Hello, I got the envie! It was held up in customs after all. Thank you for all the goodies - I'm going to try that recipe this week! Did you make those pretty envelopes yourself? And lols about using the writing paper upside down - I don't mind at all!
Response: Phew, so glad you actually got it. Hope you like the recipe, I had it again on Friday :-) And yeah, I think I made those envelopes I sent you (although can't quite remember which ones). I needed a mental break one afternoon and made a huge batch!
HelenG6 rated for Deco Tape Sample Swap 5 on Oct 11, 2017
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Comment: Thank you for the great tape. I loved your kitty card. Yes, I know what surprises cats can bring you. I have 3 cats, and one night thought I saw a dead mouse. Morning came and didn't see it. Maybe one of the cats had a snack. I appreciate the stamps. Thank you!
Response: Thanks for the rating and message. And good luck with those cats lovely cats :-)
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Comment: Thanks a lot for your envie!
Response: No problem at all. Thanks for the rating!
marles rated for Random PC International #9 on Sep 26, 2017
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Comment: Thanks!
Response: no worries, thanks for the rating!
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Comment: Thank you so much for everything! One of the best packages I've ever received! Forgot to include the note but everything you included was so cute, and it definitely makes up for it!
Response: Bugger. Sorry not to include the note. I prepared that one well in advance and meant to write the note when partners were assigned. Glad you liked it anyway!
HappyMom rated for TGIF Weekend NoteCard #69 on Sep 21, 2017
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Comment: Got your sweet notecard today and was so happy to hear from you! Good luck with your classes and bathroom renovation. Hope to swap again soon!
Response: Thanks! :-)
Sherry71 rated for Pretty Things in an Envelope Swap on Sep 21, 2017
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Comment: Thank you for all the amazing goodie!
Response: No worries, hope you enjoy them.
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Comment: Thank you for a wonderful postcard and for visiting my web page. I have been to Brisbane when I was in the Navy. I love Australia and can't wait to return. I am sure that many things have changed since I was last there. Once again, thank you for the very thoughtful postcard.
Response: You're welcome!
Fullsteampowell rated for Random PC International #9 on Sep 17, 2017
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Comment: Hell yeah Stranger Things!!!
Response: Bring on season 2!!!
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Comment: Thank you for he great arrangement of stickers. Welcome to swapbot, maybe we will catch up again in another swap. Have fun!
Response: you're welcome, and thanks!
Akanksha23 rated for September: Simple PC Swap on Sep 15, 2017
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Comment: Thank you for the beautiful postcard
Response: you're welcome!
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Comment: Beautiful postcard of a beautiful town! Thank you very much! Have been to Australia recently but didn't make it to Brisbane ...
Response: There's not a lot of reasons to visit Brisbane tourist-wise, but it's a nice place to live :-) Hope you enjoyed your trip to Aus!
jendoggie rated for Multi-View Postcard on Sep 11, 2017
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Comment: Thank you for the great postcard. I have the same problem when looking for PC in the middle of the US. There is not a lot to choose from, and eveyplace has the same cards. You are my first from Brisbane.
Response: Glad I could be your first PC from Brissie!
jn6754 rated for Multi-View Postcard on Sep 11, 2017
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Comment: Very pretty card! I ran into the same problem where I live, PCs are few and pretty much the same. It's fun to search though.
Response: thanks for the lovely rating.
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Comment: thank you so so much for the goodies!! happy swapping to you!
Response: You're welcome :-)

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