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lovesreward

lovesreward
Date Joined: April 16, 2014
Last Online: October 20, 2020
Birthday: March 3
Country: United States
Postcrossing
365 Project

***Updated News***

No new news for the moment but I hope everyone is hanging in there with the world pandemic situation. Stay safe out there!

Thank you for reading my profile and I look forward to swapping with you!

Please note, I NEVER flake on my swaps, and I have been doing this fun and silly hobby on and off for 6 years now and I absolutely love it; to send and receive happy snail mail...ah, there is nothing better!

Fav. Music and Books

I love all sorts of music, but not rap nor country. Just a few of my favorites are: Harry Connick Jr, Dean Martin, Frank Sinatra, Nat King Cole, The Beatles, Michael Buble, Janis Joplin, 80's music, Madonna, U2, Depeche Mode, George Michael, Queen, Janet and Michael Jackson, Tori Amos, Soundtracks, Broadway Musicals, Melissa Etheridge, Bruno Mars, Classical, Big Band, 40's Swing, Marc Martel, and so many more (will add as I remember more of them!).

I love to read although I must confess I don't have the time to read as much as I would like. I collect books (my husband and I own thousands of books!) - especially dictionaries (in all languages), poetry, Shakespeare, Memoires of a Geisha, The Red Tent, Da Vinci Code, Wild, A Walk in the Woods, real life traveling stories and countless others (I will continue to add as I read more!).

Favorite Movies

I was a teenager in the 80's so I enjoyed many of those films. I also love the Back to the Future series (I have always adored Michael J. Fox and used to have HUNDREDS of magazine photos of him on my bedroom walls!), romantic comedies such as Princess Bride, Star Wars series, Love Actually, Nottinghill, Dirty Dancing, Singing in the Rain, Sound of Music, Amelie (all time favorite film, actually!), Fur, Garden State, City of Angels, Michael, What Dreams May Come, Pirates of the Caribbean series, Sherlock Holmes, Spaceballs, The Greatest Showman, Tim Burton films, Les Miserables, Phantom of the Opera and many many more!

NO DISNEY!!!!!!!!!

Favorite Television

I don't really watch TV, although thanks to my husband, I've been introduced to some TV shows on Netflix. I've really enjoyed Orphan Black, Mr. Selfridge, The Americans, Sherlock Holmes, American Horror Story, Homeland, Dexter, Breaking Bad, Jane the Virgin, Black Mirror, WestWorld, Stranger Things, ALONE (survival show), Ozark, Upload, Tales from the Loop, The Original Twilight Zone, The Good Place, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Umbrella Academy, Sex Education, Living with Yourself, Handmaid's Tale, The Masked Singer, America's Got Talent and Britain's Got Talent and more when I learn about new, great shows!

Favorite Crafts

I make my own greeting cards and have done so since I was a child (now I'm in my 40's!) and I also enjoy making bookmarks (due to my collection of books!) and postcards. I have recently gotten into the ATC, so I'm still a newbie, but hope to learn more as I explore this paper craft.

I have collected stickers and traded (and sold them to!) with friends since 1982, so I would say I love stickers and own thousands and thousands of them - I can't stop buying them I adore them so much!

Other stuff I like to do

I started out an avid postcrosser as I love learning about other countries and cultures, but now that I have found swap-bot, I must confess I am not on there as often. grin Pretty much any postcard you send will be great: it's about what you write, your handwriting and the postage stamps that honestly make my day!

I collect and play board games - I have well over 100 in my "game closet" and love to play cards, trivia games, "party games", Charades, Pictionary, Cards Against Humanity, Scattergories, Boggle, Blokus, Risk and Scrabble is my favorite game!

I love to attend Renaissance and Pirate Faires (and dress up as I have a closet FULL of costumes!).

I throw costume parties and Halloween is my FAVORITE holiday; I go "all out" when decorating the house and yards for the holiday.

I enjoy hiking, camping and being out-of-doors.

I love photography and have been taking pictures since I gained a 110 camera in the 1980's.

I am a Geocacher and have been doing this fun hobby since 2004 and that is how I met my husband, whom I married in 2012.

In 2019 I participated in an "event" called GISH (Greatest International Scavenger Hunt) for the first time and I absolutely loved it! If you like to be creatively challenged and do wild and wacky things, google GISH and find out what the fun is all about! In 2020, I have participated in two one day GISH "hunts" and I look forward to tackling the week long hunt again this summer!

About Me

My husband and I knew we would marry after less than a month of dating. We are both "hopeless romantics" and love leaving each other notes of love and buying little surprise "gifts" from the $1.00 store and such. We have 4 cats that were our "foster kitties" that we ended up falling in love with and adopted from the animal shelter I used to work at. My husband works with computers and he loves seeing the fun "snail mail" that fills our mailbox. I'm very lucky to have found my soulmate, even if it did take me until I was 40 years old. grin

I hope to trade items with wonderful people on this site and am hoping it gets me back into my crafting, which I love to do and what makes me the happiest (other than the love of my life and our house full of kitties!).

Things I like, love and enjoy

I have been to Paris, France, twice, and dream of living there, so anything French is wonderful with me!

~ I love art (especially photography). ~ I love theatre (especially musicals). ~ I love gardening. ~ I office supplies! ~ I love nature. ~ I love the feel of textures (paper, cloth, etc). ~ I love the scents of lavender, vanilla and fresh laundry! ~ I love pins and buttons. ~ I love flavored teas (especially ginger & Chai). ~ I love traveling. ~ I love positive sayings. ~ I love Steampunk. ~ I love boxes (especially wooden). ~ I love foreign coins and bills. ~ I love postage stamps. ~ I love dancing. ~ I love the beach and shells. ~ I love the mountains. ~ I love rocks and collect them! ~ I love antiques and thrift stores. ~ I love listening to and collecting record albums ~ I love PEACE. ~ I love wind chimes. ~ I love pirates. ~ I love Tetris. ~ I love handwritten notes and letters. ~ I love languages. ~ I love LOVE. ~ I love vintage items. ~ I love humor. ~ I love pin-up girls. ~ I love weird, odd, unusual things. ~ I love chocolate. ~ I love the color black (you can tell by my closet)! ~ I love many other things....

Dislikes and disinterests

~ I don't care for reward stickers or tiny stickers (have been sent way too many of those and I don't have kids!) ~ I don't care for stained/dirty/torn items, yes I have received a few of those for swaps and I can't imagine who would send or want something of that sort. ~ I don't care for anything religious. ~ I don't care for anything Disney. ~ I don't care for politics.

Angels, RAKs and Received Swap

RAK - from Supersquirrel - October 2020 - random playing cards, thank you so much Susan!

Angeled swap - September 2020 - from debbiespoms for the swap: SF:Inside-Outside PC (USA) - Thank you so much Debbie!

RAK - September 2020 - thank you crochetjunkie for a pretty envelope of fun, random postcards - I love them!!

RAK - April 2020 - Thank you to AliCrafter for a wonderful chock-full envelope of terrific postcards, I appreciate you sharing some of your stash and you sent to me cards that I can use, but most of them I will never want to let go of! :) You are terrific!

RAK - International Fun mail ~ January 2016 ~ thank you susieq11 for the wonderful envelope of goodies!

RAK Postcard from Yolandie ~ May 21, 2015 - thank you for the nice note!

Angel for Newbie Friendly PC Swap #3 ~ May 2014 swap ~ nightrainboww ~ Thank you for the card!

Angel for Newbie and Pros Nakey Postcards Swap #6 ~ July 2014 ~ sammieianime ~ Thank you for the card!

Angel for GROUP: WIYM: Mail Call: Second Quarter, 2015 ~ August 2015~ Lou ~ Thank you for the postcard book and for always watching out for those members in your swaps!

July 2014 ~ Received a Sunshine Coast, BC, Canada PC from Kat - says Newbie Post Card Swap but I don't see you on my list of senders ~ would love to rate you, so if this is you, please let me know so I can do so. :)

Ratings

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Comment: Hi! Love your card & especially the nice message on the back! Makes me happy when I get more than one quick line. Hope that annual pass gets put to good use when covid calms down. Thanks again for making me smile. Have a great evening!
Response: Hello and you are welcome! I can't wait to get back out traveling, although I know things like National Parks are open (around here at least), I just don't feel comfortable staying at hotels right now and camping seems to be booked up (we have such great weather, you can *almost* camp year-round without worrying about rain - although I love the rain and we need more of it!). Take care and I hope the rest of 2020 goes smoothly for you (and the rest of the world!). :)
rhinoluvr rated for PH: Scavenger Hunt For PCs #118 on Oct 19, 2020
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Comment: Hi Cherise! I know just what you mean about not being able to say no to swaps, I do that too, haha. Happy belated bday to your husband. Thank you SO much for the great selection of PCs, and especially for your chatty thoughtful letter. I know you must hear this a lot, but I love your penmanship πŸ’•πŸ–Š Take care, have fun & stay safe :)
Response: You are welcome, glad you liked the cards and my rambling...I don't see the purpose of sending an envelope without a note - if it was all about the postcards (or whatever is in the envelope) I can just keep my stash...I want to learn about others' days, lives and what-not. :) Thank you for the nice words on my handwriting, I appreciate that you appreciate it; when I was in junior high and high school my teachers would yell at me/ridicule me that my handwriting was awful (not the "correct" way to write) so once I left school I was happy to be my own flourishy self, ha! Now they don't teach handwriting from what I understand...what a lost art for sure. Take care and have a great day!
ch23 rated for PH: Yahtzee With Postcards #4 on Oct 15, 2020
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Comment: Wonderful cards. Thanks for rolling 1s. Love all the new stadiums. So lucky and thanks for the information about the stadiums.
Response: You are welcome - glad you liked the cards I chose. Now I want to play Yahtzee in "real life"! :) Take care!
EleanB rated for WIYM: Cat Halloween Card Swap-USA on Oct 15, 2020
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Comment: What a fun card! And the extras are very cute too. Thank you so much
Response: Glad you liked the card! I hope you have a nice Halloween .... I still don't know what we are doing (I am almost afraid to be at home for I will cringe if the doorbell rings!) for the holiday...maybe take a drive? Go look at other decorated houses? *sigh* I am so torn this year. Take care and Happy Halloween to you!
Vickyen rated for MissBrenda's Halloween Card Swap #5 on Oct 15, 2020
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Comment: Hi Cherise! Thanks so much for the super cute Halloween card and the goodies! Did you decide to decorate? I can see how you would be torn, dang COVID and the heat for you all! Wishing you all the best and please stay safe! Hugs and Happy Swapping! ;)
Response: You are welcome! I still have not decorated....ugh, it's killing me honestly, and this week it's been almost 100 degrees again - what the heck Autumn, where are you?! Happy Halloween to you and yours!
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Comment: This is an amazing collection of vintage cards and I love them all. I haven't done Geocaching in awhile since the boys are grown up now. I really need to drag them out to do some more. lol
Response: Yay, I am glad you liked all of the cards! Yes, I say drag them out to go Caching - fresh air, sunshine and "treasure", what more could you want? :) Take care!
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Comment: Thank you for the animal theme PC's, the rabbit is my favorite :)
Response: You are welcome - glad you liked the bunny! Take care and Happy Halloween!
sofiafenntatum rated for Festive Halloween Card! (US) on Oct 11, 2020
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Comment: Thank you so much for the Handmade card, I love it, and thank you for the written message. Have a Happy Halloween!
Response: You are welcome, glad you liked the card. Happy Halloween to you too! :)
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Comment: Hello Cherise...thanks for the cards!
Response: You are welcome, have a great day!
basykes rated for 3 Weird Cards in an Envelope # 2 on Oct 10, 2020
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Comment: Those were GREAT cards. Definitely weird! Thanks so much.
Response: You are welcome - weird is my middle name, well, not really, but I myself am quite strange and unusual! Take care! <3
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Comment: Really great cards! And I'm so stealing your idea of upcycling the backs of envies for notes! Thank you!
Response: You are welcome - glad I can inspire someone to "recycle" some of the snail mail we get! Take care. :)
Kvwanderlost rated for NYUP USA Only #64 on Oct 9, 2020
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Comment: Thank you Cherise, I love the Mount Fuji print! And HaPpY Anniversary :)
Response: You are welcome and I too have always loved that Mt. Fuji image. Thank you for the anniversary wish - we had a nice day together! Take care and enjoy your week!
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Comment: Thank you for the cute Halloween postcard :) this definitely won’t be a normal Halloween but we can still do all the fun things like eat candy and watch scary movies at home !
Response: You are welcome. Yes, we have been eating candy (bought a huge bag of chocolate candies at Costco!). Our projector hasn't been set up in months...we don't have a TV, so maybe I should clean the living room so we can watch something on Netflix! Take care and Happy Halloween!
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Comment: I hope you do find some fun way to celebrate! It's a very different Halloween this year of 2020. Thx for the fun PC! β™₯
Response: You are welcome - I hope I can figure out something too. :) I am on a cleaning spree right now - I told myself to "pretend you are having a party and clean the house really good as such!" I have been neglecting the house during the pandemic since no one can come over! :) Take care and Happy Halloween!
DreZee rated for Halloween 2020 postcards - USA only on Oct 5, 2020
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Comment: Thank you for the cute postcard! I've never personally experienced a ghost, but I think that would be scary lol. I don't even like horror movies!
Response: You are welcome - yeah, I would be frightened out of my mind if I saw a "real" ghost too!!! Living near the cemetery teaches you to NEVER look through the fence at night! :O Take care and Happy Halloween!
BeHappyToday rated for NYUP USA Only #64 on Oct 3, 2020
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Comment: Thank you for the bike card. Enjoyed reading your note.
Response: You are welcome - I hope all is well with you. <3
Aseret25 rated for PH: Scavenger Hunt For PCs #117 on Oct 3, 2020
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Comment: Thanks for all the postcards! It sounds like you have a large stash - any tips on how to build up my stash, so I have some interesting & unique options to choose from? I really liked your envelope too! :)
Response: Glad you liked the cards. I look for postcards EVERYWHERE I go, look in the forums for postcard RAK's, thrift stores, antique stores and ask friends and family if they have any they wouldn't mind gifting to you. Tell people you collect postcards for Christmas and your birthday - it's something easy people can buy for you and mail off. Just a few thoughts! Good luck and have fun!
SkaGirl rated for MissBrenda's Halloween Card Swap #3 on Sep 28, 2020
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Comment: What a great Halloween card, thank you!!!
Response: You are welcome, glad you liked the card. Have a wonderful Halloween!
minniepic rated for AN: Two x Two PC #14 (global on Sep 26, 2020
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Comment: Thank you so much for the lovely postcards, please stay safeπŸ™
Response: You are welcome! We are doing the best we can - new fires in CA just broke out... man, the west can't get a break from fire this season. Stay safe too! <3
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Comment: Two pc from TX! Great!! And I love your recycled envelope. Do you quilt? Thank you for the great swap!
Response: Hello! No, I can't even thread a needle to fix a hole in my clothes, ha! Someone had mailed that piece of paper to me and I liked how thick it was so I decided to make it into an envelope, glad you liked it. I hope all is well with you, take care! :)

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kittyhahahotbot on Aug 3, 2020:

armadillogal on Apr 12, 2020:

You might place geocaches but they might not publish them until the stay at home orders are lifted. I did get a few in the last couple weeks but mostly involves hiking. Munzee is so much easier during times like these.

armadillogal on Mar 19, 2020:

Hello from New Mexico. I haven't been geocaching as much lately but I did get a virtual in the airport.in LA. Have you checked out munzee yet? I can give you a referral...something we can do from our cars in this weird state of the country.

kittyhahahotbot on Nov 8, 2018:

manders2280 on Apr 16, 2018:

The octopus is from Animalium Postcards (Welcome To The Museum)

wolviechick121 on Mar 16, 2018:

Thank you SO much for the birthday card! Your handwriting is so beautiful! Have a happy birthday!!! <3

cookies37 on Mar 11, 2018:

Hi Cherise! Thanks so much for the Birthday R.A.K. ~ love all the postcards and your lovely note!! Your handwriting is so beautiful, love it! Happy Belated Birthday to you also. I know a little girl that turned 3 that day. I hope you and your husband went somewhere very special to celebrate your day. Again thank you so much, really brightened my day! Take care, Judy

MissPaula on Mar 8, 2018:

Thanks so much for the love-ly note and Birthday greeting and decorated envie and I Love Wyatt Earp and the other PC's! So sweet of you! = )

lou on Mar 7, 2018:

Happy Birthday Month from WIYM group!

Jenicat on Mar 7, 2018:

Thank you for the birthday card and postcards. It was very sweet of you! I hope your birthday was nice as well:)

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