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luluvision

luluvision
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Last Online: April 23, 2018
Birthday: July 11, 1969
Country: United States
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About Me

I welcome any private swaps! Just PM me!

Extras are not necessary! Thank you for the extras but I would like to use up what I have so you will actually be doing me a favor by NOT sending extras! I appreciate it!

Profile has been updated as of April 17, 2018! I've been doing more mail art/letter writing swaps lately vs. the packaged swaps. Taking a little break from the packaged swaps so as to not obtain more 'stuff' but to use up current supplies. My likes are mainly for the packaged swaps so if you are sending me mail art, I much prefer you send me what's in your style and perhaps just using my likes as a starting off point (if need be). I really enjoy being exposed to other people's tastes and creativity. I'm leaving my likes and such because I'm sure I will go back or do an occasional package swap. I like ready people's profiles and prefer when they are lengthy so therefore, mine is lengthy too!

I don't understand postcard swaps that allow store bought postcards and/or handmade postcards as long as the handmade postcards are nice! Soooo store bought postcards can be ugly and unappealing but handmade ones have to be nice??? If you are making a handmade postcard, I'm sure it's not your intention to make an ugly postcard! Am I right?

I pledge to rate all swaps received! If you sent me a swap and I have not rated you within a reasonable time from you mailing the package, please contact me in case I never received it! Or I could have very well forgotten! Life happens!I ask that my partners do the same for my swaps as well. Thank you! I also re-use packaging and I don't mind if you do too!

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I also pledge to communicate with my partner if I am going to be late with a swap. Life happens and I have no problem if you send a swap late but please just let me know! Thank you! I also tend to send swaps right on their send by dates. That's just the way I am. Once in awhile I will send early!

I'm a Brooklyn, NY native, married to a wonderful man since 2001 and gave birth to a beautiful daughter in 2007 we named Sienna. We also have a fat cat named Neo (after the Matrix) and an adorable yorkie named Skippy (we took him in from my in-laws). Update: Skippy passed away on April 14, 2014. :-( He lived a wonderful life of at least 16 years. Neo passed away on June 22, 2014. 2 months after Skippy. I would like to think he missed him and wanted to see him (although he did not like him when he was living!)

LOVE to make things to send in swaps so therefore I LOVE to receive handmade items in swaps. I appreciate partners that read my profile and I like it when people have their profiles filled out. It makes things a lot easier! If you are not crafty, that's ok! I like people to buy me things too (especially things listed in my wish list below)!! ;-) And if you are going to buy me something, I prefer quality over quantity. In other words, I rather you buy one nice item vs. a bunch of stuff from the dollar store.

I do re-send items I get in a swap that I may not be able to use. This doesn't mean I don't appreciate what you have sent me (handmade or bought) but if I can't use it, I rather send it to someone that will. If this is a problem for you, please let me know. I don't mind if you do the same of anything I send you.

I won't join swaps that misspell the word stationEry! That's a pet peeve of mine!

I'm not a fan of anything religious or political! I enjoy most scents except baby powder and patouchli scented stuff. I'm addicted to lip balm (organic). I would prefer NOT to receive ATCs as I used to make and trade them so I have a ton of them already that I just don't know what to do with! I am not a big fan of dotee dolls.

I like/love/obsess

I enjoy taking photos (although I haven't been doing much lately). I enjoy the instant gratification of digital but I still love using film cameras. I mostly use toy cameras such as my beloved Holga and lubitel. I also like vintage cameras (Afga, Brownies) and other specialty film cameras (Horizon 202). I'm addicted to posting on and viewing Instagram!

I love music and going to concerts. My favorite music/bands are listed below.

I love all colors but faves are color orange, pink and lime green; fall colors would be burgundy, olive green, purples, blues - generally jewel tones. As for jewelry, I love silver, not a gold person (jewelry and as a color) although I don't mind the matte gold or antique gold if you must! I also like gunmetal, antique silver, antique brass and copper.

I like quirky, eclectic, bright, kitschy vintage (think red velvet art and Danielle Thompson), retro and mod styles. I tend not to like country or folk styles. And I always seem to like anything Japanese! They just have amazing stuff! (I am not a fan of anime so please no anime! Kawaii is ok!)

I like humor, all kinds, especially sarcastic, dry wit and tongue in cheek. Sexual content does not offend me. I don't mind artistic nudes but straight out porn isn't my thing.

I am drawn to designs with:

Bridges! love bridges! I don't know why I didn't write this before. I'm a true city girl! Brooklyn Bridge being my favorite but I also like Golden Gate, Bay Bridge, Verrazano, Manhattan, etc...

ampersands, tree branches and birds, birch trees and the tree of life, cherry blossoms, woodland creatures (bunnies, owls, foxes, mushrooms, gnomes, etc), PANDAS, giraffes, monkeys, elephants, unicorns

circus and carnival (the kitschy, state fair type) themes, pulp comics and noir styles ("She tried to be good" or "Attack of the 50 ft woman.") Also gypsy and fortune teller type images, fairies, Le Petit Prince

galaxy the moon and stars, planets, space, hearts (especially anatomical hearts), sunsets,

the sea mermaids, seahorses, jellyfish, crabs (cuz I'm a cancer!), dolphins, whales, narwhals

cassette tapes and vinyl records, vintage and toy cameras, and skulls (cutesy, eclectic, sugar, etc.). And ouija boards!

I like big eyed girls and boys (art from the 70's) and cute things like Hello Kitty (a super soft spot for My Melody and Little Twin Stars but PLEASE don't bother sending fake Hello Kitty!), Sentimental Circus! and Kawaii but I prefer more practical things than just figures (I'm trying not to be a pack rat/dust collector-I do well enough on the crap I buy!)

I also like creepy kinds of stuff like vampires, zombies and monsters too!

I consider myself a bit of a geek and enjoy puzzles and word games on IPad (play me in Words with Friends!). I love the retro video games as well especially Ms. Pac-Man, Donkey Kong Jr., Asteroids, Centerpede, Q-bert! I would love any crafts/items related to them!

I am mainly a coffee drinker but have been drinking a lot of chai tea and any tea with mint. My current favorite tea is Trader Joe's Ruby Red Chai Tea. YUM! They don't seem to make it anymore, at least I don't see it at my area TJs! If you find a box at yours, I would love to receive it! Otherwise, please do not send me tea, I have a lot!!

I have been following a low carb lifestyle and it's working out very well for me! So currently would not want any food items in my swaps. Unless you have a favorite low carb snack you want to share with me! With that said, I am a big CHOCOHOLIC but I am trying to avoid soy! A lot of chocolate has soy in it but if you can find some without it, I'd love you! I love dark chocolate most but never turn down milk chocolate. I love it with nuts, fruit, mint, wacky stuff (like bacon!). Other favorites are nougat candy (Ferrara's), chocolate from overseas, Hi chews from Japan and those flavored Kit Kats not sold in the US! MMM! I love the Jelly Belly Dips, dark chocolate covered jelly bellys! MMM! Oh and while we are at it, chocolate covered gummy bears too! I really try to stay away from high fructose corn syrup and artificial colorings. Artificial colorings are banned in Europe so that should say something! Exceptions are Jelly Belly Dips and chocolate covered gummy bears but once in awhile won't hurt! I also stay away from typical drug store candy like M&M's, Snickers, etc. I would prefer you didn't buy me these types. Save your money!

Favorite Music

alternative, indie, brit pop

Ben Harper, Morrissey, The Smiths, Ryan Adams, Old 97s, Spoon, Interpol, The White Stripes, British Sea Power, Davíd Garza, Gene, Pulp, Blur, Ben Folds Five, Jeff Buckley, French Kicks, Tegan and Sara, Ted Leo, M.I.A., The Kills, Of Montreal, We Are Scientists, Jamie Lidell, Stellastar*, Editors, The Decemberists, Vampire Weekend, Cold War Kids

Favorite Crafts

Current craft addiction: rubber stamping and making cards and mail art, lettering and watercoloring (coloring images NOT creating images from it.)

The crafts I like to do are (in no particular order) crochet, sewing (mostly bags and home decor-haven't ventured into clothing yet!), printing (GOCCO!, stenciling on fabric), embroidery, block carving and jewelry making. I like to incorporate my photography in my crafts like making pendants, microscope slide jewelry and decoupage. I have a Silhouette Cameo (digital die cutter) that I love to use (mostly heat vinyl for fabric, vinyl for walls and objects and jewelry making)

I love all those craft video sites such as Craftsy, Craft Daily, Skillshare and currently belong to Creativebug.

I like to dabble in a lot of things, just making something in general is very fulfilling so I've tried lots of crafts such as mosaics, precious metal clay (silver art clay) and beading to name a few.

I'd love the try my hand at tatting!

Wish List

In no particular order

I LOVE pop up books!

MARKERS! I love markers! Copics are always a favorite! Kuretake Clean Color Real Brush markers , Tombow markers, I LOVE Uni Posca paint markers. They write very well and I would love the fine tips. Permanent markers (not black or blue), colorful pens (I also have a wishlist on jetpens.com!) Would love microns in different colors in 08 size. If you really want to gift me Copics or Kuretake markers, message me for the colors I need! :-)

Would love to try Color Bursts and those types of product out on the market. I don't have any and they seem like a lot of fun!!

Washi tape! Or any fun tape with a design - masking tape, packing tape, duct tape...

I wear earrings! ;-) (Please nothing bright gold!) I have multiple holes in my ears so I can always use the small earrings as well as big ones. Ring size is about 9/10. I guess bracelets are average size and I prefer longer necklaces.

I like funky cotton socks (size 9-11).

I love glow in the dark anything!

enamel pins

Anything from my Etsy favorites list! Checking out my favs should give you a good sense of my style.

I haven't been sewing much so I'm not really looking for these things but I would not turn it down either! Good quality sewing machine thread (all colors but white/black/beige/gray are always more useful), Interfacing (all weights), D hooks, swivel hooks, bias tape maker (and tips on working with bias tape), stabilizer, applique stuff and of course fabric! I totally love bright, colorful fabrics as well as kawaii, cupcakes, owls and other woodland creatures. I love all the modern designers (Bailey, Ross, Moore, Kaufman, FreeSpirit, etc.). I actually NEED complementary fabrics such as solids and batiks to go with all the prints I have!

My daughter,Sienna, is 11 and loves to read! She is starting to get into receiving mail and penpaling so stationery and mail addressed to her, she would love. She loves writing stories and songs so anything to do with creative writing she would love (lined notebooks, pens, pencils, erasers, creative prompts)

She just started getting into squishies! She would love some (so far, she has a strawberry cake, unicorn, owl, black ninja fox and pink ninja fox.) What's a squishy, you ask? Check it out here!

She likes Legos, Goosebumps, Young Justice, Super Girl, Wonder Woman and The Powerpuff Girls, Scooby Doo. She also loves super heroes! We watch Supergirl, The Flash, Arrow and Bob's Burgers (she does a great Bob impression!) together as a family. She also loves Stranger Things and admires Milly Bobby Brown (Eleven.) Her favorite colors are blue, pink, green, red and yellow. Feel free to send anything for her! Please refrain from sending any stuffed animals! She has too many already! She loves reading, mostly mysteries, and enjoys chapter books as well as graphic novels! She is an advanced reader and has read many Young Adult novels. She loved the Lunar Chronicles series and the Mortal Instrument series. I'm so proud that the very first fan letter she wrote was to the author of her favorite series, Kazu Kibuishi, who wrote the Amulet series. Her favorite animal is a pig!

My hubby likes chocolate with nuts! :-) He's also a soccer fan and his favorite team is Leicester City, ManCity and Tottenham. If you send him anything with that, that would be impressive! :-)

Favorite Movies

Almost Famous, Amelie, The Warriors, Saturday Night Fever, Triplets of Belleville, Sixteen Candles, Rushmore (all Wes Anderson movies really), The Professional, Galaxy Quest, Pride and Prejudice, Once, Iron Man, Shaun of the Dead, Atonement, X-Men First Class, Water for Elephants (altho I enjoyed the book better! But I don't have a book section.), The Perks of Being a Wallflower, The Way, Way Back, Wonder Woman, Lady Bird, Baby Driver

Favorite Television

The Twilight Zone, Arrested Development, Project Runway, Top Chef, It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Weeds, Spaced (LOVE! anything Simon Pegg), Fringe, 30 Rock, Mad Men, Modern Family, True Blood, The Walking Dead, Revenge, American Horror Story, Breaking Bad, Nurse Jackie, Orphan Black, Silicon Valley, The Mindy Project, How to Get Away With Murder, Sons of Anarchy, The Flash, Supergirl, Arrow, Bob's Burgers, Game of Thrones, Stranger Things, This is Us, Crazy Exgirlfriend, Handmaid's Tale

Flaked on

Easter Egg Hunt! USA Only by mollysuzannedonahue promised a resend after original package got lost and no DC on it.

A Jolly Handcrafted Christmas Swap - USA/Canada by rayfancy lovingly angeled by misstamper

Sewing: Floral Rainbow #6 - Orange by Frogglin

Cheap Etsy Treat and Cheap Etsy Surprise Part 2 by kap397 she sent the first part but did not do the surprise part, angeled by the super glamazon08

Hippity Hoppity Egg Ornament by postmansdaughter

Yes! Another Wacky, Silly & Unusual Holidays-May by falseawakening angeled by the lovely grammag

Stuff a Small Flat Rate Box by DestiniAmer who has been partially suspended.

Wacky, Silly & Unusual Holidays-April by tennesseehoney who has been partially suspended but still logged in as of April 12. Angeled by the awesome craftygirl

Cute Christmas Ornament by SMichalek but wonderfully angeled by robotlove

Cancerians Unite a birthday swap by Keti

Unbirthday Swap 4 USA & Canada by almakopey angeled by 17papergoddess

My partner's account got deleted! Stuff a Girl Scout cookie Box by SallyAnn angeled by the wonderful 17papergoddess

March is Craft Month by CraftyGardenerTN

Misc

For my own info: formatting

Ratings

annim rated for Creative Letter Writers on Apr 21, 2018
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Comment: Thank you very much for your letter! That envelope was so cool! :)
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Comment: Eye love it! Thank you
Response: You're welcome! So happy you love it! Thank you for the heart!
PurpleEars rated for You've Got Mail! on Apr 19, 2018
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Comment: Thank you so much! Gorgeous envelope! I love the bookmarks, and the letter was lovely. I'll definitely be writing back. Thank you!
Response: Yay! I'm so glad you enjoyed everything! You are so welcome. I look forward to your letter! Thank you for the heart!
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Comment: :)
Response: Thank you!
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Comment: I did enjoy your letter! I was glad to hear how life was like for you there! I liked the writing paper you used too! Also thanks for the postcards as well! All the best!
Response: I'm so glad you enjoyed my letter! You are very welcome! Thank you for the heart!
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Comment: OMG...I loved your mail art!! The painting on the front was incredible...I love the mushrooms & the clouds. The rat stamps were awesome too, plus I got 2 holidays...woo-hoo! Thanks so much for the stickers too. I really enjoyed having you as my partner. Thanks for joining my swap & take care!
Response: Yay! I have to say, that envie was one of my faves and I was really happy with how it turned out! Glad you loved it too!! Thank you for the heart!
pattiairel rated for AAMA: Easter Mail Art Swap on Apr 8, 2018
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Comment: thanks for a nice swap♥♥
Response: You're welcome! Thank you for the heart!
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Comment: Hehehe, pore hare. The card was so nice ilustrated
Response: Thank you! I'm glad you enjoyed it. Thank you for the heart!
annim rated for Hello! This is me :) - Penpal Swap on Apr 4, 2018
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Comment: Thank you for the letter and the stickers. :) You had decorated the envelope so nicely!
Response: You're welcome! Glad you enjoyed it! Thank you for the heart!
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Comment: Love that doggy stamp of yours, And all the hilarious "Arf" and "Bow wow wow" stamps too :D - Great PC, thank you!
Response: Yay! So happy you love it! I carved the Arf and Bow wow wow just to add to this PC! Thanks for the heart!
laterdayze rated for AAAMA~ Postcard Spring on Apr 2, 2018
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Comment: Yup, we got snow and now we are getting more today! Spring is here, but Winter doesn't want to go away! lol - thank you for the Spring postcard!
Response: You're welcome! I'm ready for winter to go away! Thanks for the heart!
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Comment: Thanks for this beautiful postcard! It really brightened my day! I love the birds! Spring is teasing us here! Hugs from Alaska, Sherry
Response: You're welcome! So glad it brightened your day! Thanks for the heart!
dvmac rated for Dirty Limerick on a PC Swap on Mar 31, 2018
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Comment: Not too pink at all Lisa. Your lettering is superb! Thanks for the fun card
Response: Thank you so much Dave! Thanks so much for the heart! Glad you liked it!
Angie rated for MA: Draw a thang ... on Mar 31, 2018
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Comment: Thanks for the drawing. Your cars are funny! Hee hee. I like these swaps too - they're fun. Do you think we should do a "draw a thing" and "color it if you want" swap?
Response: I think the color it if you want would be a nice addition! :-) I had a big laugh at my cars too! LOL! Thanks for the heart!
Turnip74 rated for What are you reading? #6 on Mar 30, 2018
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Comment: Sorry for delay rating! Enjoyed your postcard & book you're reading. It sounds interesting so I'm going to see if I can get it from my local library.
Response: No worries! Glad it arrived! Thanks for rating!
Lady rated for MA: Pink and Grey Postcard on Mar 29, 2018
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Response: Thanks for the heart! Hope you enjoyed the PC!
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Comment: Sorry for the late rating. It must not have saved it the first time I wrote it. Your postcard is amazing! The blue is gorgeous, and I love the drum set. Thank you so much!
Response: No worries! Happy it arrived and that you enjoyed it! Thank you for the heart!
kclicquot rated for 1 + 1 March on Mar 26, 2018
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Comment: Woohoooo!!!!!! I was skeptical about this 1+1 cos I wasn't sure how I would pull it off! Your postcard showed me what a creative combo this is. Perfectly executed and so FUN! Thank you!!!!
Response: Yay! Thank you for the compliment! So happy you enjoyed my pc! Thank you for the heart!
smmarrty rated for FCMA: Mail Art Challenge Feb18 on Mar 16, 2018
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Comment: I love how every envelope is different even tho I used many of the same elements as you! Thanks!
Response: That's why I enjoy these swaps so much! Thank you!
GinaVisione rated for Doodle Bomb PC on Mar 15, 2018
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Comment: Great Doodle PC! I had fun too! Thank you :D
Response: You're welcome! Thank you for the heart!

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CurlyTea on Mar 6, 2018:

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camelsamba on Jan 13, 2018:

I'm kind of wishing all 3 pages of book reviews had been on school notices - it's interesting to see what other schools send home notes about! :^)

thriftymermaid on Jan 2, 2018:

Happy New Year!! I'm going to put up our swap this week! Sooo looking forward to it!!

CurlyTea on Dec 31, 2017:

cbzcando on Dec 24, 2017:

Putting the paper lantern on the tree! And adore the cute doggy bookmark and calendar, too. Thanks for sharing! (Copycat advent) 🎄

CurlyTea on Nov 28, 2017:


Snowball Fight!

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