Swap-bot Time: February 17, 2018 10:53 pm


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Last Online: February 17, 2018
Birthday: December 29
Country: United States
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The Basics

I'm Colorado born and raised, an expert daydreamer, and I hustle like crazy.

Random things that make me happy: typewriters, shades of green, gems/crystals/geology, Bill Murray, outer space/galaxies/stars, 3D images, vintage postage stamps, otters, the Royal Family, polka dots, Polaroids and Instax, cacti (cactuses?), holographic images, Bingo, sparkly things, airmail, unusual rubber stamps.

I never thought neon would make a comeback after the 1980s, but I'm glad it did. Especially neon red. :)

The best days for me are Good Mail Days. I write thick letters and stuff them into colorful envelopes. I've been a member of the Letter Writer's Alliance for years. Let me know if you're looking for a new pen pal. :)

I don't get bored. I was an only child and developed the ability to entertain myself. In those rare moments when I'm not at the office, I can be happy doing nothing.

I love cooking and read cookbooks like they are novels.

It's hard to offend me in swaps--I'm fine with crazy, weird images and curse words...I'm fine with Kawaii and baby chihuahuas. One thing that does "offend" me a bit: terrible spelling and grammar in swap descriptions. I tend to pass on swaps that are a grammatical mess.

Wedding Day

What I Listen to

Dream pop, 1980s, 1990s R&B, British soul, low rider oldies, mariachi, old school hip hop, Motown, all those classic songs you'd sing out loud on a road trip, and any music that sounds a little spacey.

Recently we bought a little record player and have had fun collecting all kinds of random vinyl albums.

I'm also into podcasts and talk radio, especially when I'm driving around town on errands or taking longer road trips.

Favorite Movies

Edward Scissorhands, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Lost in Translation, Drive, Harold and Kumar Go to White Castle, West Side Story, The Other Guys.

I miss "nice" comedies like You've Got Mail.

I watch a ton of documentaries. I dunno how that fact would ever play into a swap. Maybe it says something about my personality? Maybe suggest one for me check out?

TV Obsessions

My favorite TV shows are mindless and easy. They help me to de-stress..my day job is on the stressful side.

I love that primetime game shows are back!

Some shows I'm hooked on: Master of None, Terrace House, Ink Master, Project Runway, Live PD, Married at First Sight, Shark Tank, Top Chef, anything with Anthony Bourdain roaming around and eating things.

I know I'm 20 years late, but I just started watching Friends from the beginning.

I don't watch Food Network much anymore: too much Guy Fieri.


Religious and "Country Kitchen" themes, kiddie/reward/Dollar Tree stickers, and powdered drink mixes are not my thing. I'd be bummed to receive something that's used, dirty, completely thoughtless, covered in pet hair, heavy with the smell of cigarettes..

Crafty Habits

My worst habit might be obsessively buying supplies and then never really delving into a project beyond that initial try. I'm terrible about using my stash...I'm sure it's because I have zero craft supply organizational skills.

I tried making ATCs. I failed. But I do like making zines, and I hope they'll become trendy again.

Recently, I've started documenting and journaling in traveler's notebooks. No-rules creative journaling suits me. Big photos, ephemera, lots of washi, metallic pens..


EmiEmi rated for Blank Card Pen Pals on Feb 17, 2018
Comment: Greetings from Japan! I just got your card today! I will write a reply soon!
aprilfoolzbaby86 rated for Craft Destash #4 on Feb 13, 2018
Comment: I am so thankful for this wonderful box of goodies!! You are so sweet! Thanks so much! It put a huge smile on my face.
Comment: Thank you for the lovely things you sent :)
ShelleyBee rated for Winterwonderland pocket letter on Jan 29, 2018
Comment: I absolutely love my pocket letter!!! It is the first one I have ever had and was delighted with it 😊 I especially loved the snowflake lights and the bunting!! It is fab!!! Thank you so much for the extra goodies too. You were very kind xx
BlueberryLady rated for Letter About My Life... on Jan 26, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the Tea !! and great Letter!! Pretty envie with the Stickers.. ! ! Prayers for your Situation and Hope All turns out Well...
AnneliesV rated for A Super DUPER Christmas Card Swap on Jan 23, 2018
Comment: Thank you very much for resending and for the extra's
marclively rated for EASY Postcard Wish/Goal on Jan 21, 2018
Comment: Marika, thanks for the postcards!
Murmuration rated for Craft Destash #3 on Jan 19, 2018
Comment: Your lovely package arrived today and I'm simply overwhelmed! Thank you for so many interesting, fun and unique crafting items! This was such a fun package to go through looking at all the different pieces. And OMG the colored pencil pack was just too much! Thank you again and again for such a wonderful and generous swap! Ps. - I also really like the bag you sent the swap in!
CraftyMailer rated for WIYM: Blind Envie Swap #1 on Jan 16, 2018
Comment: Thank you for all the goodies, the roller skate on the back the envelope made me smile!
Comment: Thank you :D I loved the postcard
rjdolphin rated for Vacation 2017 Pocket Letter on Jan 11, 2018
Comment: Thanks for the great pocket letter. We also love to cruise. Our next one will be in October, up the west coast from San Francisco to Vancouver, Canada. Good luck with your quest to be a mother.
SuZignomeMoM rated for WIYM: Mini flipbook - Christmas on Jan 11, 2018
Comment: ♥ Thank you so much for the cute little flip book. I had lots of fun finding everything. You might try celebrating half birthdays like we did with my son (born 21 Dec). Good luck with your New Year's resolution and thanks again.
Momskii rated for Mail Tag Swap on Jan 11, 2018
Comment: thanks
sazalina rated for A Super DUPER Christmas Card Swap on Jan 7, 2018
Comment: Love the card you sent & your wishes inside. Take care :)
Comment: Oh my gosh Marika !!! I cannot believe how amazing your pocket letter is ! I just became obsessed with crystals and gems. I have hundreds of pins on Pinterest just of crystals/gems. So when I saw the theme of your creation I was super happy. But then I saw the enamel pin & I freaked out !!! I literally gasped, and I just couldn't stop saying "whoa" & "wow" as I took the whole thing in. I just adore everything. It's stunning ! (And I'm not just saying that because it's my first time with pocket letters, because I've looked at a ton online). But in my opinion yours topped anything I saw online. Wow, I just love it. Thank you sooo much for everything. I wish I could give you a hundred hearts !!! :3
Comment: Love this card. Thank you so much!
Comment: Cute card! Thanks!!
PeliKat rated for USA Christmas Flip Book on Dec 30, 2017
Comment: Marika, once again you have brightened my day with a wonderful mail packet! I love the Christmas flipbook that you created! You are so artistic and creative with the way you combined things for each page! The 'Instant Snow Day' was fantastic, especially since the weatherman here keeps saying "snow tomorrow" and no snow comes... And I loved the little bits of info about Christmas trees. Thanks also for all the little treasures that were tucked about in the book - what fun it was to discover each of them! For being new to flipbooks, you certainly did a great job! Thank you for not only hosting a fun swap, but also for being such a great swap partner! I look forward to swapping with you in the future!

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CurlyTea on Dec 29, 2017:

Happy Birthday!

CurlyTea on Dec 5, 2017:

Snowball fight, Gotcha!

aprilfoolzbaby86 on Nov 27, 2017:

Profile check for Blingy Pocket Letter. Happy Swapping.

EmJayBe on Nov 9, 2017:

Got your comment; thanx for the update! Yours is going in the mail tomorrow. Looking forward to the exchange!

Bhindblueeyes on May 15, 2017:

Was just reading your profile, getting ideas for your prize parcel. Had to comment because I'm an only child too!!! So, when people complain about being bored, I really never understand it lol :)

eel on May 12, 2017:

Hej Chick,

Rec'd your PC. Will write soon.


SassyChicken on May 7, 2017:

I'm glad you like the pocket letter!! I would love to be your first victim if you decide to make one! They're lots of fun. I'd be happy to swap Flip books with you again sometime, too!

SimoneLettrd on Mar 19, 2017:

Thank youuuuu for the sweetest comment tears up a bit you're so sweet!

msgforjohn on Dec 20, 2016:

Thanks for the unassigned Postcard Roulette card! Yeah, I also wondered whether I may not be chosen. Any unassigned come your way yet?

bjmonroe on Nov 23, 2016:

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