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luluvision

luluvision
Original Member
Last Online: December 17, 2017
Birthday: July 11, 1969
Country: United States
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About Me

I welcome any private swaps! Just PM me!

Profile has been updated as of December 2, 2017! (Updated my daughter's section!) 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!

Alt text what I pledged

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

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 10 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 only has a strawberry cake one.) 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, 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

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

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

JeanetteC rated for Copy Cat Advent/Countdown Swap #5 on Dec 16, 2017
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Comment: The tiny little stamps are adorable! Thank you
Mugsie rated for AMMM: Let's Send a Christmas Card on Dec 16, 2017
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Comment: Thank you Lisa so much for the wonderful Christmas card! Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! Kelly :)
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Comment: Thank you. There wasn’t a swap name on the card or envelope and I had to go through the swaps and figure out which one this was from. Very nice handmade card. Merry Christmas.
Response: You're welcome. Apologies for the oversight, I guess I spent so much time on the handmade card and handmade envelope that writing the swap name slipped my mind. Thanks for rating.
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Comment: Grayson loved the card & the joke & the $1 bill from Sienna. I'm so glad everyone enjoyed this swap. Thank you so much for everything & Merry Christmas!
Response: Thank you! Sienna really enjoyed this swap and wished there were more swaps for kids! So glad Grayson loved the card! Thank you for the heart! Merry Christmas!
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Comment: Loved the pretty envelope & card you made. Thanks for the Orca PC too. I ♥ it! Merry Christmas!!
Response: So glad you loved it!! Thanks for the heart! Merry Christmas!
Heynowokay rated for Day *25* Last Advent Swap on Dec 14, 2017
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Comment: I'm terrible and didn't wait until Christmas Day! Thank you so much for the awesome kitties!
Response: HA! Why wait?! So glad you enjoyed it! I couldn't resist it! Merry Christmas!
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Comment: Thank you so much for the stocking stuffer. JJ is literally counting down the days!
Response: As is Sienna! I hope he enjoys what Sienna got him! Thanks for the heart!
pkpeace rated for Copy Cat Advent/Countdown Swap #5 on Dec 13, 2017
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Comment: Thank you Lisa for the very pretty stickers! I love them!
Response: You're welcome!! Thanks for the heart Patty! Merry Christmas!
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Comment: Thanks for the note and great xmas card! Love your envelope too!
Response: You are so welcome! Happy you enjoyed it all! Merry Christmas! Thanks for the heart!
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Comment: The card is amazing! I love the little bunny! Thank you so much, and I will be sure to check out your neighborhood lights online!
Response: You're so welcome! I'm so glad you liked it! Thank you for the heart! Merry Christmas!
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Comment: Yay! It's so fun getting presents! The animals wrapping paper is uber cute! And these are going right under my white tree until Christmas!
Response: I can't wait for you to open them! Merry Christmas! Thanks for the heart!
CurlyTea rated for Copy Cat Advent/Countdown Swap #5 on Dec 11, 2017
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Comment: Another beautiful envelope. Thank you
Response: You're welcome! Thanks for the heart!
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Comment: Such a cute card. Thank you!
Response: You're welcome! Thanks for the heart!
craftyone rated for Copy Cat Advent/Countdown Swap #5 on Dec 8, 2017
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Comment: Love the envie. Thanks so much. Happy holidays!
Response: You're welcome! Merry Christmas! Thanks for the heart!
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Comment: Can't wait to open this!
Response: Yay! Thanks for the heart!
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Comment: Thank you for my last gift for this swap. Merry Christmas. :)
Response: Enjoy! Merry Christmas and thanks for the heart!
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Comment: LISA!! So happy to hear from you! I hope you and Sienna are well. Zora is flourishing, learning something new or making and making new silly faces all the time. I'm just getting back to Maine after working an extended season but if you're up for a private swap, I'm game. I've collected a few goodies for you here and there! I hope you're enjoying the Christmas season. Thank you for what I'm sure is an awesome present!! Hugs!!
Response: YAY ERIN!! I can't wait for you to open your goodies! Me and Sienna will surely miss being spoiled by you this year! I'm always up for a private swap!! Zora sounds adorable!! Merry Christmas!! oxox
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Comment: Beautiful card!!! Happy Holidays
Response: Thank you! Thanks for the heart! Merry Christmas!
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Comment: Thank you so much for the beautiful holiday card. Happy holidays!
Response: You're welcome! Thanks for the heart! Merry Christmas!
nytetears rated for AMMM: Let's Send a Christmas Card on Dec 5, 2017
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Comment: thank you for the beautiful card
Response: You are so welcome! Thank you for adopting a troop! Merry Christmas!

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Comments

CurlyTea on Nov 28, 2017:


Snowball Fight!

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wolfeagle on Oct 11, 2017:

hi

dawnielynn on Sep 24, 2017:

Thanks so much for the un-Birthday goodies! Love it.

CurlyTea on Sep 6, 2017:


Seriously, I am envious of your stamp collection. Thank you so much for all the amazing images and for stamping them on different types of paper for me to experiment on. So freaking amaze-balls! Thanks!

Lady on Jul 13, 2017:

so agree with your profile statement that "I don't understand postcard swaps that allow store bought postcards and/or handmade postcards as long as the handmade postcards are nice!"

interestingly seems like when I send a handmade card in those swaps I am so much less likely to get a heart.

pkpeace on Jul 11, 2017:

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