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lawchick

lawchick
Original Member
Last Online: February 27, 2024
Birthday: December 29
Country: United States
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The Basics

Expert daydreamer, craft-average, working mama, just happy to be here.

From 2019-2023 I took a break from swaps and had a couple kids. Now I’m back and excited to see how this ‘bot has changed.

Random loves: Mr. Zip, outer space/galaxies/stars/UFOs, lenticulars, road trips, museums, Gudetama, postal and airmail themes, photography, typewriters, puffy stickers, unique postcards, Hawaii, lomography, traveler’s notebooks, fountain pens, plants, naps.

I know most people hate neon colors but I love them (especially neon red). Feel free to send all the neons my way.

Good Mail Days are the best! I write thick letters and stuff them into colorful envelopes. Forever a Letter Writer's Alliance member.

I don't get bored. I was an only child and learned to entertain myself from a young age. I’m perfectly happy doing nothing. I read cookbooks like they are novels. I’m a vault of useless factoids. If I had it all to do again, I’d have been a writer or a gem hunter.

Please Note: I always always send my swaps, and early. If you have not received a swap from me please just message me. I’ve seen folks get pretty curt about not receiving a swap. And I’ve seen them not acknowledge that they ended up receiving two mailings from me, which is a bummer. I wish I had control over the post office. I’m always happy to resend the very next possible day.

Wedding Day

What I Listen to

Here’s where I reveal my age. My favorite music is from the 1990s and 1980s. I also love Motown, old school hip hop, and pop.

I like podcasts and listen to audiobooks around 2.0 speed on my commute.

Favorite Movies

I miss sweet comedies like You've Got Mail. Other favorites include Edward Scissorhands, The Other Guys, Alice in Wonderland (the animated original version from the 1940s), Parasite, Christmas Vacation, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind…

I watch a ton of documentaries and stand-up comedy specials. I dunno how that fact would ever play into a swap, but hearts to you if you can make it happen!

TV

I like TV noise in the background as I do other things. Good shows for this include: Shark Tank, Ancient Aliens, Ink Master, Dodgers baseball games, 90 Day Fiancé, reality singing contests, foodie shows. And I love Ted Lasso.

No Thank You

I’m not easily offended but have been disappointed to receive items that are dirty, stained, used up, obviously trash, covered in pet hair, or heavy with the smell of cigarettes.

Country Kitchen/Farmhouse themes, Rae Dunn, teacher/reward stickers, religion, and powdered drink mixes are not really my thing. I don't love politics.

I tend to skip swaps that have a bunch of spelling mistakes. Just a little pet peeve.

Crafty Habits

“Craft-average” as I said above means I try hard but am not blown away by anything I’ve made. I appreciate and admire those of you who are talented and send out legit art creations.

I buy supplies with the best intentions and I'm terrible about using my stash...I'm sure it's because I have zero craft supply organizational skills.

I have tried making ATCs and feel like they were failures. I love love making zines, and I hope they'll become trendy again.

No-rules creative journaling suits me. Big photos, ephemera, lots of washi, metallic pens..

Ratings

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Comment: Thank you for the resend x 2. Still don't know what happen to the first envelope. I appreciated the open communication back and forth. Have a happy new year and wonderful week.
kittyhahahotbot rated for Zine-Go-Round #33 on Jan 7, 2024
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Comment: THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR THE RAINBOW ZINE. HAPPY NEW YEAR!
luckysweetpea rated for AMA- Mini Art Journal/Zine #15 on Dec 17, 2023
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Comment: Hi Marika, I'm excited to add to your This Is Art Mini Art Journal. Thank you for all the extras. Enjoy the holidays! Warmly, Ginger
9O96O rated for Zine-Go-Round round #32 on Dec 8, 2023
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Comment: I love your collage 'time' page in dvmac's ZGR. And I like your envelope too.
PrincessLeia rated for Zine-Go-Round Round #31 on Nov 20, 2023
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Comment: Hello Marika, Thankyou for sending your stamp collection zine. I love your halloween zine - im taking it to craft to orrow and getting two people to read it to break the curse! 🎃💀👻💀🎃
samsstuff rated for Zine-Go-Round Round #30 on Nov 7, 2023
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Comment: Thank you for passing along Rachel L. Mushroom zine! So far fall here has been first more like winter, with temps down in the 20's, then warmer and then lots of rain. I wonder what's next?
Carachea rated for Color themed ATC round 7 on Oct 27, 2023
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Comment: I love the texture on your ATC! It was beautiful. And thank you for the extras as well. Take care!!
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Comment: Many thanks for the cards and note — mountains only an hour away?! Sounds great, hope the leaf-peeping was fun and that the advocacy went well, too!
PrincessLeia rated for Zine-Go-Round #28 on Oct 27, 2023
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Comment: Hello Marika, Thankyou for your zine. What a clever idea with the stencil! ❤️❤️❤️ Thankyou also for the little cards - very cute!
EclecticShadowWalker rated for Halloween postcard swap on Oct 22, 2023
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Comment: Holy cow! Your card is so unique I freaking love it I'm going to have to use that idea 🧡👻
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Comment: Your lovely mini art journal arrived this morning. I look forward to adding to it and sending it on!
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Comment: Thank you, Marika!
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Comment: Hi Marika, Thanks so much for the “Flower Love” ATC collage. I’m loving the images you used. Thank you also for the goodies you sent along❤️
Wanda rated for Spooky Zines #1 (USA) on Oct 11, 2023
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Comment: Thank you so much, Marika, for the spooky and very artistic zine. Thanks also for the really nice extras and for decorating the brown envelope so beautifully. I love it all! 🍁🎃🍂
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Comment: Thank you for the lovely swap.
PeliKat rated for AMA: Collaged Envelope on Oct 8, 2023
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Comment: I absolutely love the envelope you created! The cat is gorgeous and the green dots around it are a nice touch. And wherever did you find the bonsai tree stamps??!!?? How fantastic!! You did a fabulous job on this project! I like the little notecards you included, and laughed about the postcard with the scenic view of Colorado with flying saucers tracking Bigfoot. 😂 I was especially impressed with your creativity on the minizine!! I never thought of using leftover letters like that! Thank you for making this such a great swap! The entire thing is special, both the outside envelope and the contents you chose for me. ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️
wolfeagle rated for Color themed ATC round 6 on Oct 7, 2023
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Comment: Thank you so much.
ArtsyAbby rated for Color themed ATC round 6 on Oct 3, 2023
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Comment: Super cute card thanks
PaulaF rated for Zine-Go-Round round #29 on Sep 29, 2023
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Comment: Delightful! I love your red page, Marika! And the generous extras you sent made my day…how kind of you! <3 <3 <3
Snaileditcrafts rated for Skeleton ATC on Sep 28, 2023
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Comment: 💀Great imagery of a skeleton with a normal face, very spooky! The collage background is a nice touch. Thank you for the fun extras! I love the stamp stickers 🥰 Have a happy Halloween Season!

Rating Overview

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Comments

9O96O on Nov 8, 2023:

Thank you so much for mailing back my finished Zine-Go-Round! I love how it turned out. Such great owls. 'I Give a Hoot' is a wonderful keepsake. I'll be sending out a scanned copy to everyone today.

Dan on Jul 22, 2023:

Oh, okay - phew! I know most swaps say you have to write the name of the swap and your username somewhere. I thought I had written it on the side of the letter but maybe I forgot. I'm glad you liked it either way!

cookies37 on Jul 6, 2023:

A wonderful Bonus Envelope #2 arrived in my mailbox today! Thanks so much for all the goodies! Have a great summer and Happy Swapping, Judy

Gretchenwu on Jul 5, 2023:

Hello : )

Thank you so much for the BONUS Blind Envelope ! Have a nice day <3

TaraBird on Jun 28, 2023:

Received your BONUS Blind Envie (#12) bonus and wanted to thank you! What a fun swap idea ♥

yvonne401 on Mar 27, 2023:

Welcome to Cold Hands Warm Hearts! It's great to have you here!

Blessings,

Yvonne

ladydy5 on Mar 27, 2023:

Welcome to our fabulous group Make an Envelope.
You can put up A swap any time also if you like.

LinSoles on Nov 6, 2019:

Thank you very much for the "junk journal pack" it was fun unpacking and I like it. My favorites are the stamps and the dictionary word papers. @LinSoles for pictures

earthnk on Sep 24, 2019:

Thank you for the lovely bonus envelope! What fun!

earthnk on Sep 24, 2019:

Thank you for the lovely bonus envelope! What fun!

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