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latinmermaid

latinmermaid
Date Joined: December 2, 2010
Last Online: August 12, 2016

Country: Switzerland
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About Me

I am outgoing, friendly, and ready for new adventures. I love to dive in the open sea, make art, and often dance like no one is watching!! I enjoy wildlife/all animals very much. Even though most people would not know it, I do enjoy tattoos (I have a few myself...I have a marine/ocean theme going on). I'm also a street art collector (via photos!).

I also love meeting new people, so I am really looking forward to swaps :) I am fluent in both English & Spanish. I am also looking for an artistic outlet.

I'm married, and I have a human son and cat daughter. I'm originally from the US :)

Favorite Music

Anything with a good beat. I love latin rock (Cafe Tacuba, La Secta All Star), reggae (Bob Marley and many others), reggaeton (Ivy Queen, Calle 13), though. It's usually what's playing when I am making art ;)

I do like other popular/mainstream music that plays on the radio too :)

Favorite Books

Sappy romantic comedies and books on wildlife hit my book spot. Fave book I have read on conservation - Last Chance to See by Douglas Adams. They just released an update last year with a tv series, which was really good also.

I won't admit this to most people, but I really enjoy Nicholas Sparks books. I've read most including his latest one. I am a big fan of the library and read lots of other types of books, but NS books are just a guilty-pleasure...although, I do gag at the tackyness of some of what's in them lol

Favorite Movies

Documentaries on wildlife, environment, current issues, comedies, and drama. Gotta fit in those romantic comedies too though :)

I really LOVE anything with David Attenborough's voice in it. He mainly does documentaries on wildife and the environment.

Favorite Crafts

  • These days, I'm really into lomography and taking pictures with old, vintage cameras. I heart instant pictures too :D

  • My second favorite thing ever is knitting (only plant or synthetic yarns as I'm vegan!). I really enjoy knitting for charity.

  • I just got my first planner, so I would love things to decorate it with :)

  • Cross-stitching, Embroidery

  • Craftivism (crafting for good or as gentle activism)

  • I mostly love to make sketches and pencil drawings. I also enjoy using watercolors.

  • I find that I really like unique photographs made into postcards more than the traditional postcards (city views or city/state/country postcards), but I also like wildlife (plants included) or nature scenes.

Other Favorites

  • Anything marine/ocean related (no boats though, I'm more into the marine life)

  • Realistic, nature themes

  • Tree of Life

  • Mindfulness Meditation

  • Veganism & AR

  • Street Art (Photos)

  • Love the colors green and purple..I tend to wear a lot of purples and darker blues. I like contrasting color combinations like purple/yellow and lime green/pink...not to wear but in patterns, etc.

  • Wildlife anything makes me happy (especially dugongs/manatees, rabbits, and stingrays!)

  • I would love to learn about the unique animals and plants (wildlife) of your country

  • Did I mention I love, love, love mermaids? :)

  • Keroppi (Sanrio character)

  • Handmade items

  • Art (Muchas, Da Vinci, Klimt, and Degas, etc... realist art...)

  • Printmaking

  • Journals (recycled paper, blank pages), stationary (recycled/handmade paper, cute animal or tree/flower designs)

  • Colorful ink pens or markers (artist quality would be great)

  • Cute hair accessories (I have hair at neck length)

  • Unique bags, coin purses or pencil cases (no leather or fur on them please)

  • Photographs (including unique photographs made into postcards)

As for jewelry...

  • Earrings (I have pierced ears!) out of coconut shell, wood, glass, beads, etc.

  • Short, choker-style necklace length.

  • Silver-colored metals (meaning no Gold tones as I don't like them)

  • I love bracelets (cotton and other plant-materials, wood, silver/silver-toned metals, and other Non-animal materials)

The above are just suggestions to let you know what I really like. I like many other things (I never thought it would be so hard to list them, lol). If you are not sure of something, feel free to ask :)

Wishes

  • I'd love some Project Life cards

  • I would love some letter writing paper/letter sets - I can't seem to find any anywhere!!

  • Nature stickers (realistic birds, wildlife, etc.)

  • Small sewed drawstring bags to carry my knitting in when I travel (I'm not that great at sewing)

  • Ink stamps of old cameras, mermaids, or for planner use

  • pen pals interested in swapping or chatting about film photos/ lomography or doing a film swap

  • Thank you! xD

Dislikes

I do NOT like, do NOT want, and am NOT interested in...

  • PLEASE NO ADVERTISEMENT CARDS OR BUSINESS STICKERS!!!! It's just not fair to send your junk mail to someone or to promote yourself by sending someone tons of your business cards or stickers with your business name all over it as your swap item. What am I supposed to do with that, especially in a foreign country?!

  • Jewelry made out of sparkly stuff, children's beads. Holiday themed jewelry.

  • Tacky/cheap souvenier stuff, such as key chains, magnets, flags, dolls...(for example, if it's made in China but sold in your country as something typical, then chances are I would not want it) If it's unique to your country and made by local artisans, then it's OK :)

  • Anything with glitter. I HATE glitter. Really! Please don't put it on anything you send me...it will make me sad :(

  • Food pictures, food items, or food recipes (unless they are 100% vegan, which means no meat, eggs, dairy, honey, gelatine, lactose, lactic acid, whey, carmine, confectioner's glaze...)

  • NO tea or coffee, please!

  • Leather, fur (including wool, etc.), real feathers, pearls, or anything else taken from an animal, such as (bone, silk, musk, dairy, egg, gelatin, honey, etc). Please no coral, real sponges, or sea shells (or shell parts) or any animal teeth (ie. shark) UNLESS they were found on the beach by yourself or are actual fossils.

  • Body Products/Make-up (unless 100% vegan and not tested on animals)

  • Anything having to do with animal cruelty or use (such as bullfighting, fishing, animal farming, hunting, horseback riding, animal racing, animal circuses, zoos...etc.)

  • Skulls

  • Devil stuff

  • Religious stuff (unless it is something based on art, such as a painting by Da Vinci, etc.)

  • Disney, Looney Tunes, Moomin

  • I'm OK with using recycled items in your work/swap, but please nothing dirty or in bad condition.

Thank you for keeping my "dislikes" list in mind when swapping with me, I appreciate it very much! :) If you do send me something non-vegan, I will feel incredibly guilty as I will have to throw it out, sadly (I live with another vegan so can't gift it forward). I would hate for you to spend money or time on something that I won't be able to enjoy. So again, thank you for understanding! You'll be surprised at how many things are vegan already! If you have questions, just ask :)

Mailing...

I'm mailing from Switzerland. Keep in mind that travel time from Switzerland averages about 2 weeks according to the post mistress here.

Please be patient, but let me know if it has not arrived after a long while (maybe a month?). Know that I LOVE snail mail and would not flake on others, so get in touch if there's an issue...I pledge to contact my swap partner if I have not received their swap before rating a 3 or 1, please do the same for me. I assure you that I have sent.

Also, I take time, care, and effort in making the swap I am sending to you, so please do the same for me. Don't send me something that you would not be super happy to receive yourself.

I will not automatically give you a heart if you put extras in the package. I do appreciate extras very much :) but know that I am giving you a heart based on the hard work, that you put into your wonderful swap or even the fact that you took my listed likes/dislikes into consideration.

If you find that something has come up and you can't spend as much time as you thought you would on a swap, just get in touch and let me know. I would rather you take your time and send me something beautiful and well-made than getting something made in a rush.

I am looking forward to your swap :D I hope you enjoy/love mine!

Ratings

BluGinhm rated for ISS: Pick 3 - June on Jul 9, 2015
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Comment: I absolutely love the stuff you sent! What a delightful little package! The postcard is one of the most awesome I've ever seen! The photos are really sweet, and will definitely get used! And I can't wait to try the teas - especially the licorice variety (I love licorice)! Thanks so much for sending it my way!
Response: Yay! I'm so happy you liked everything. Enjoy :)
sakura15 rated for Group: 50 Stickers (INT) on Jul 6, 2015
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Comment: Hi! Thank you so much for the fantastic stickers. I love them all and especially the sheet of lovely flower stickers. So nice! Thanks!!
Response: Glad you liked them. Enjoy! :)
AndI3kAY rated for 50 Stickers (International) #5 on Jun 29, 2015
5
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Comment: Thank you!
nightrainboww rated for ISS: Scavenger Hunt on Sep 17, 2014
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Comment: Thank you for the great selection of items! :)
porpie5 rated for SEND ME SOMETHING #7 on Aug 28, 2014
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Comment: I really love the nail file! Thanks so much. I've never seen one like that and no, I don't see any banks, either. haha
rhemashawls rated for Be my Valentine Pen Pal <3 on Aug 25, 2014
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Comment: Sorry for the late rate. Thank you so much for being my partners.
shellsajerseygirl rated for Photo Quote Bookmark 2014 on Mar 20, 2014
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Comment: I really like the photos you used for this swap =) Thank you
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Comment: Thank you so much for the letters and the lovely quotes and surprises! I am not finished yet, but I am very much enjoying reading them each day :)
draco rated for My name swap on Feb 14, 2014
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Comment: thank you for the nice stuff
charlotteee rated for Instagram Postcard Swap on Feb 7, 2014
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Comment: Thank you for the photo!!! I love dogs and dog instagram accounts--just followed Peluche!!!
stiffneck78 rated for Photocards #4 on Jan 26, 2014
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Comment: This is a really cool photo/postcard! Street art is cool. Thank you so much.
Dimitra rated for Photocards #4 on Jan 22, 2014
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Comment: Thank you for your nice photo-card, very special in black and white.
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Comment: i really felt like we connect, so i will be replying to you :) thanks for giving me something great to read! i hope we can be friends! x
Response: Great that it finally arrived and that you enjoyed reading it :) I look forward to your response!!
NaomiRisa rated for NaomiRisa & latinmermaid's swap on Nov 22, 2013
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Comment: Thanks for the postcard of Chillon Castle & the alps :) Is it a mysterious castle?
Response: You're welcome :) No, it's not sacry or anything. It's well preserved. You can walk all inside and around it. It's like going to the past.
seweclectic rated for Museum Trip Pen Pal Letter Swap! on Nov 15, 2013
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Comment: what an awesome lil letter/pkg to receive today. I will definitely write you back. I just moved to a city chock full of museums waiting for me to venture to!
kankalin rated for Street Art Photo Postcard Swap on Nov 15, 2013
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Comment: Thanks for the great graffiti card and the nice quote! I was passing by your city 2 years ago - what a great location!
N1ght0wl21 rated for Pen pal Ages 28-35! on Nov 12, 2013
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Comment: Got your letter today. I'll write back as soon as I get a moment with the holidays coming up.
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Comment: Beautiful PC! Wonderful wish... thanks!
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Comment: Thank you for the wonderful heartcard! Hope you get my card soon!
mamieberry rated for Postcard pals! on Oct 29, 2013
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Comment: Hello Julia! I am grateful for your patience and understanding. The postcard just came in while I was about to head to work. Thank you! I love that the postcard is very colorful. Will write back as soon as I can. I am grateful! ♥

Rating Overview

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Comments

LauraAust on Sep 2, 2014:

I just saw your question in the REACH FOR SUCCESS group:

www.myfitnesspal.com

Free website where you can track your calories eaten and calories burned - very extensive list of message boards, etc.

pinkstrawberryz on Aug 20, 2014:

I did! I was waiting on your new addy!! :)

biasbabe on Jul 23, 2014:

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To the Nuts for Sewing and Crafting Group

pinkstrawberryz on Jan 16, 2014:

Ok I will be sending out this week :)!

pinkstrawberryz on Jan 16, 2014:

A letter is on the way shortly! Sorry for the delay!!! Will you still be at the same addy!?

cristie on Dec 28, 2013:

Ya me llegó tu carta, ha viajado rápido jajaja. Responderé pronto :) Feliz Navidad!

NaomiRisa on Oct 20, 2013:

Just created the swap. Please check your message :)

NaomiRisa on Oct 20, 2013:

Is it fine I create a private swap for this? :)

NaomiRisa on Oct 18, 2013:

I like the view of mountains with villages from Switzerland :)

NaomiRisa on Oct 16, 2013:

Hi there, interested in a private postcard swap? I can send you unique animal of my country :)

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