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joaj

joaj
Date Joined: July 21, 2017
Last Online: August 17, 2018
Birthday: April 5
Country: Australia

About Me

--> I'm taking a bit of a break from swapping at the moment. I might do the odd swap here and there, it's hard to let go completely. I have a lot going on though so can't have as much fun with it as I'd like.

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!

PS. I've discovered that Star Trek and Star Wars postage stamps exist! Brilliant. I am a sci-fi fan so would love to get some of these to add to the collection :-)

Ratings

PatrycjaBakiera rated for INTL Happy Mail - 5 Pieces on Aug 15, 2018
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Comment: Thank you for a lovely swap:)
cheapskategardener rated for Suprise Swap #4 on Aug 13, 2018
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Comment: thanks for everything you sent me ,, I plan on using each and everything ,, thanks again
Jannified rated for Blind Envelope - International #21 on Aug 11, 2018
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Comment: Thank you for the oh-so-very-orangy envelope and the goods that you have provided (: I love them all!
matt319 rated for Ratings Booster Postcard Swap #8 on Apr 19, 2018
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FelinaSP rated for November Tea Swap on Apr 11, 2018
5
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Comment: Thank you very much for the delicious tea you sent me, I loved ... I apologize for the delay in giving you the rating, but I had a complicated health condition that kept me out of the system for several months, thanks for your understanding!
polyk rated for Blind Envelope - International #17 on Apr 7, 2018
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Comment: Crazy awesome selection!! Thank you soooo much!! I especially loved the tiny PC’s ❤️❤️❤️
HippieChick rated for junk journal supplies - flowers on Apr 5, 2018
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Comment: Jo thank you so very much for an absolutely wonderful package! I will find a use for nearly everything, I'm sure. And the vellum envelopes are lovely. Thank you for sharing! And the little herb booklet will be a fun handbag addition this summer.
fairypretty7 rated for *PLANNER STICKER SWAP* on Apr 4, 2018
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Comment: Thanks for ALL-the great planner stickers, i too often put more in, me more so i always seem to buy double , thinking some of my swap buddies will like these....lol!
suepier rated for Eyes closed swap 4 on Jan 26, 2018
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Comment: Thank you for the pretty postcard.
Response: You're welcome :-)
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Comment: O.M.G. you totally went overboard on this swap!!! The minimum is $1 and in the past months people would send me a pen, or a package of sticky notes but you sent me multiple wonderful presents based on my love of vintage style stationery. Even with just one of those gifts I definitely would have given you a heart! I feel awful because it cost you $15 AUD to mail me this package. Bless your beautiful soul. 💕💕💕
Response: Yeah I have a habit of going overboard. I have too much fun making things pretty. Plus it was for Christmas and giving is fun, especially vintage-themed :-)
MeghanMac rated for Eyes closed swap 4 on Jan 12, 2018
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Response: Thanks for the rating!
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Comment: I love Australian stamps! Thanks so much for the lovely selection! And the stamps on the envelope are superb, am keeping the envelope!!! Happy New Year!
Response: So happy you liked them!
sabbysteg rated for Cactus/succulent postcard swap #1 on Jan 7, 2018
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Comment: Thank you! I love that you included a succulent stamp as well.
Response: Those stamps were too cute!
liljennyfoofoo rated for Eyes closed swap 4 on Jan 6, 2018
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Comment: Thank you so much for the awesome postcard and I love the way you decorated it!
Response: No worries! Happy you liked it.
ellecamino rated for Washi Tape Sample Swap on Jan 3, 2018
5
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Comment: Loved the samples and the way you packaged them. Thanks!
Response: Glad you liked them!
manachai rated for Washi Tape Sample Swap on Jan 2, 2018
5
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Comment: Thank you for the lovely washi selection <3
Response: You're welcome :-)
denisedecker58 rated for Notepaper Swap on Jan 1, 2018
5
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Comment: Thank you so much for the wonderful assortment of paper! I loved everything and appreciate the time and effort you put into this swap!
Response: No worries at all!
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Comment: Thank you!I like it a lot!
Response: You're welcome!
Lina279 rated for Eyes closed swap on Dec 26, 2017
5
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Comment: Thank you!I like it a lot!
Response: Glad you liked it :-)
Fieke rated for Cactus/succulent postcard swap #1 on Dec 20, 2017
5
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Comment: Thank you for you postcard :) Happy Holidays !
Response: Thanks for the comment and you too :-)

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