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luluvision

luluvision
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Last Online: October 24, 2020
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 August 8, 2020! 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 art 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!

Postal themes. Of course, I LOVE mail!!

Graffiti and street art.

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, 80's music (great for singing along to!!) Faves but not limited to: Ben Harper, Morrissey, The Smiths, Ryan Adams, Old 97s, Spoon, Interpol, The White Stripes/Jack White, Davi­d Garza, Gene, Pulp, Blur, James, Ben Folds Five, Jeff Buckley, The Decemberists, Vampire Weekend, Cold War Kids, Florence & the Machine, St. Vincent, Courtney Barnett, Foster the People, LP, Death Cab for Cutie, Wilco, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Jason Isbell, Father John Misty,

Favorite Crafts

Current craft addiction: rubber stamping and making cards and mail art, lettering and watercoloring and coloring and creating scenes with my Copic markers.

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 and currently belong to Creativebug, Bluprint/Craftsy and Skillshare. Let me know if you want a link to 2 free months of Skillshare to try!

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. I am always on the lookout for awesome white markers and pens. I I Signi white pen is my favorite and can always use more in my stash. 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! :-)

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 and lenticular 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 so ignore this paragraph. I don’t want to delete it in case I go back to this! 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 13 (and I just bought her a size 9 snow boot! OH MY GOODNESS!! That's my shoe size!) One of her favorite stores is Claire's. Her birthday is March 12. She very much wants to join swap-bot but can’t due to her age. If any swappers have kids who enjoy swapping and want to do a private swap, let me know! She loves to get mail and is into penpaling so she can always use stationery and envelopes. Mail addressed to her is always welcomed. She loves writing stories and songs so anything to do with creative writing she would love (lined notebooks, pens, pencils, erasers, creative prompts) She is also getting into realistic drawing and loves arts and crafts.

She likes The Office, Riverdale, Vampire Diaries, IZombie, Goosebumps, Young Justice, and The Powerpuff Girls. We watch many shows together as a family; The Umbrella Academy, Alias, Bob's Burgers (she does a great Bob impression!) and a new favorite is Parks and Rec and The Good Place. She also loves Stranger Things and admires Milly Bobby Brown (Eleven) and other sort of "horror" such as Van Helsen (SciFi channel show) and IZombie. Her favorite colors are blue, pink, purple, and green. Feel free to send anything for her! Please refrain from sending any stuffed animals! She has too many already! SHE LOVES TO READ YA 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! But she also likes unicorns and other cute animals.

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, Studio Ghibli movies

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, Alias, Bob's Burgers, Game of Thrones, Stranger Things, Crazy Ex-girlfriend, Handmaid's Tale, Younger, Parks and Rec, The Good Place, Schitt's Creek, Killing Eve, Umbrella Academy

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

CookieMomster78 rated for PA: Use A Barcode on Oct 24, 2020
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Comment: Cool & clever idea you had to cut the barcode into a wave shape! Thank you for another awesome piece of postcard art to add to my collection!
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Comment: Thank you. The faces in the background are perfect for this pc.
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Comment: Love it! I love this style also. And what I really love is that it is so unique. Thank you.
Response: You're welcome! I'm so happy you love it! It was such fun to create! Thank you for the heart!
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Comment: Wowzah! This. Is. Awesome! Thank you for sharing your wonderful fish! Save one piece of the orange coral/seaweed at the bottom, it did survive the snail mail journey to me! Now, I am proudly displaying it with my other favorites on the craftroom wall!!!
Response: Yay! You are so welcome! So happy it made it (mostly!) LOL I'm so happy you like it! What an honor to be on your wall! Thank you for the heart!
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Comment: Love your adorable vampire! I also liked the moon and the castle. Very well done!
Response: Thank you so much! So happy you love it! Thank yo for the heart!
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Comment: Omg. Your PC is adorable! I ❤️ It. Thank you.
Response: You're welcome! So happy you love it! Thank you for the heart!
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Comment: Thanks for the cool Saturn postcard Lisa!
Response: You are so welcome! Hope I did it justice! :-) Thank you for the heart!
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Comment: Thank you for the neat lighthouse postcard. I definitely would love to go see a couple next summer. Take care :)
Response: You're welcome! Thank you for the heart!
traceyj rated for PA: Watercolor Pencil Art on Sep 29, 2020
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Comment: Thank you for this handmade autumn-city postcard! It is lovely ❤️
Response: You're welcome! So happy you enjoy it! Thanks for the heart!
ekuester rated for World Postcard Day on Sep 28, 2020
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Comment: Thank you so much for the lovely Virginia state facts postcard! I especially love the Vote sticker you added :)
Response: You're welcome! Glad you liked the Vote sticker! It's especially important this year! :-) Thanks for the heart!
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Comment: Thank you for sharing! I have been super interested in Myers-Briggs for years myself so I'm glad you enjoyed this swap just like I did. Thank you for the stickers too, they're so cute! I did close my storenvy shop and forgot to say so in my bio, whoops! Anyway thanks again.
Response: You're welcome! Thanks for the heart! If you decide to reopen your shop, let me know! Thanks for the heart!
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Comment: Love this postcard so much. Thank you!! And, it's my pleasure.
Response: Yay! Glad you love it! Thanks for the heart!
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Comment: Hi Lisa :) Thank you so much for your fantastic witchy postcard, I love it :D Stay well x
Response: So happy you love it! Thank you for the heart!
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Comment: Thank you for the lovely letter! I'll be writing you back this weekend. (And what a great napkin!!)
Response: Yay! I actually just got your letter today!! And thanks for the heart!
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Comment: Very nice postcard. Its now on my wall of art!! Thank you
Response: Yay! I was afraid it got lost in the mail. Wow! What an honor to be on your wall of art! I hope the glow is still going strong! Thank you for the heart!
CHOWEFACE rated for World Postcard Day on Sep 22, 2020
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Comment: Thanks for the wonderful Hampton, VA card! I’ve actually been there but didn’t get a card from the area!
Response: Oh cool! Now you have one from the area! Thanks for the heart!
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Comment: Thank you for the bird card! I loved it!
Response: You are welcome! So happy it has found a great home! Thank you for the heart!
Dsweeny rated for Save the United States Post Office B on Sep 21, 2020
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Comment: What a GREAT postcard you made!! Love C.S. Lewis - thank you so much for that Made my day.
Response: YAY! Glad I had that one for you! Thanks for the heart!
PooKwin73 rated for World Postcard Day on Sep 21, 2020
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Comment: I love how you made the PC!! Thanks so much!
Response: Thank you! I'm so glad you liked it! Thanks for the heart!
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Comment: Wow what a beautiful card! Your comment is funny because I've been known to say "Say My Name!" in the pharmacy on occasion. lol
Response: HA!! I just knew it! :-) Thanks so much for the heart!

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Comments

Rosie2766 on Sep 30, 2020:

Hi Lisa,
I was just checking to see if you received my post card for the Save the USPO B? I’m not seeing a rating yet, so I wanted to check. It was mailed out on 9-16-2020. Can you let me know please? Thank you!!! Rosie2766

Heynowokay on Jul 16, 2020:

Sorry, I realized after the fact. <3

Heynowokay on Jul 13, 2020:

Thanks for the great PC from the OMAE June RAK! It was so cheery and welcome. :)

DRMOM on Jul 11, 2020:

Happy Birthday! May your birthday be the start of a year filled with good luck, good health and much happiness.

samjowers on Jul 10, 2020:

Im putting her in my mermaid book!!!

samjowers on Jul 10, 2020:

OH WoW!!! thank you for my mermaid tail birthday postcard!!! It was so thrilling to get it in my mailbox! Thank you for thinking of me and my birthday!!! YOu did a beautiful job!!

LizzyJo on Dec 12, 2019:

I got your Scribbles to Amazing Art PC today. I really like what you did with it. And the story that went with it cracked me up! Thanks for making today a Happy Mail Day!

thriftymermaid on Nov 28, 2019:

Happy Thanksgiving!!

LizzyJo on Nov 20, 2019:

Thanks for letting me know you got my scribbles to art PC. Could you please rate the swap?

thriftymermaid on Apr 20, 2019:

Wishing you, Miss Sienna and family a wonderful Easter weekend! <3

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