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lyssathemermaid

lyssathemermaid
Date Joined: January 14, 2021
Last Online: August 7, 2022
Birthday: February 12
Country: United States
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My Witchy Etsy Shop

About Me

Flaked on by @LeaTheShark for Witch's Brew unusual crystal & tea swap & @sarahmaus33 for Rated R Spooky ATC

Now enough of the bad swap talk~ Introducing myself, Lyss! This is a safe space for anybody and everybody ๐Ÿงš๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ Theres far too much hate, division, and judgement in the general universe. I live by the term of spreading love to all, and protecting the Earth that we live in โค๏ธ Im passionate about activism, it all started when i was a child and my dad frequently took me to animal shelters to volunteer and stand up for those who dont have a voice of their own ๐Ÿถ๐Ÿฑ๐Ÿป๐Ÿฐ๐Ÿฆ†๐Ÿ‹๐Ÿฟ๐Ÿฆจ๐Ÿธ i fell in love with connecting to creatures of all kinds; going to audobons to learn about protecting the native owl species, going out through the sand and placing protective cages over turtle eggs so they safely hatch without harm, visiting butterfly sanctuaries, and planting trees locally. My father really impacted my appreciation for all kinds of wild-life beauty as he even taught me about the marine life and bug species! Long story short id love anything with critters on it :D I am so thrilled to be in armadillo territory now, i am kind of obsessed with them!

I love traveling and exploring local finds! I adore receiving things that feature your native language (newspaper clippings, cards, book pages) i collect them and also use them in crafts! local goodies have a special place in my heart and i love seeing what local businesses near you have to offer, whether its being gifted something in support of their business or simply recommending me a store you think i would like!

Ive always loved creating art; I paint often with both acrylic & watercolor! I am now testing the waters with oil pastels

I always love doing private swaps from different countries and items of their origin, never hesitate to reach out if you have any interest!

(ใฃโ—”โ—กโ—”)ใฃ โ™ฅ ๐™๐™๐™š๐™ข๐™š๐™จ ๐™„ ๐™€๐™ฃ๐™Ÿ๐™ค๐™ฎ ๐™–๐™ฃ๐™™ ๐˜พ๐™ค๐™ช๐™ก๐™™ ๐˜ผ๐™ก๐™ฌ๐™–๐™ฎ๐™จ ๐™๐™จ๐™š โ™ฅ

  • desserts & food
  • Pipsticks & stickii stickers
  • poodles! I collect poodle things~ I love the vintage style standard poodle, pink poodles, all of em'!

  • weird, strange, unique
  • witchy / pagan
  • BGM Washi & stickers, love all their stuff!
  • lace and pretty ribbon (i close mini journals and flipbooks with them!)
  • whimsical, gnomes & fairies (just not cartoony child-like illustrations)
  • mushrooms, botanical / herb
  • color-coordinated (very useful in my papercrafts!)
  • cottagecore
  • ocean creatures & mermaids. I love octopus!
  • animals & reptiles especially ducks, snakes & frogs!
  • anything German, i am currently learning the language! I like learning fun new phrases, like "Gefรคhrlich ohne Kaffee" ๐Ÿคฃ

I like everything from pastel and neons to gothic/dark. I love earrings, necklace pendants, rings (although its hard sometimes finding something that fits a 6) or bracelets! I appreciate many themes including anything creepy cute or weird. just not pirate-y skull and crossbones, anime, or kiddish things. I DO NOT like kawaii things unless its tasteful.. does that sound bad? LOL I adore Pusheen or other cute/weird characters, but please stray away from sending the random unbranded kid ones/emoji/junk.

๐™Ž๐™ฌ๐™–๐™ฅ ๐™€๐™ฉ๐™ž๐™ฆ๐™ช๐™š๐™ฉ๐™ฉ๐™š

I join swaps because i enjoy the idea of each one. I always appreciate extras, but they aren't what makes a good swap! I get really sad when im really looking forward to a swap and it shows that extras were supposed to make up for lack of effort put into the original requirement :-(

Secondly, Please understand there are different religions besides your own and THAT IS OKAY. Please, be respectful. I would not send you incantations to Medusa because of my beliefs, i do not want to receive Christian prayers you think i need.. it comes off very unaccepting, judgemental and rude. Religion should not be projected onto others through swaps that have nothing to do with it!

๐ŸŒท Important about me ๐ŸŒท

i am a self-proclaimed witch with an every-changing colored buzzcut ๐Ÿ’™ Please do not think this affects anything! We are not evil, we are ordinary kind people here to live in peace. I am very respectful and celebratory of other's diversity and simply ask that you do not mis-judge me because my beliefs may be different from yours. ๐™„ ๐™ก๐™ค๐™ซ๐™š ๐™จ๐™ฌ๐™–๐™ฅ๐™ฅ๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™œ ๐™ฌ๐™ž๐™ฉ๐™ ๐™ฉ๐™๐™ค๐™จ๐™š ๐™ฌ๐™๐™ค ๐™จ๐™ž๐™ข๐™–๐™ง๐™ก๐™–๐™ง๐™ก๐™ฎ ๐™š๐™ฃ๐™Ÿ๐™ค๐™ฎ ๐™ฌ๐™ž๐™ฉ๐™˜๐™๐™ฎ ๐™–๐™ฃ๐™™ ๐™ฅ๐™–๐™œ๐™–๐™ฃ ๐™ฉ๐™๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™œ๐™จ, ๐™—๐™ช๐™ฉ ๐™„ ๐™ฃ๐™š๐™ซ๐™š๐™ง ๐™ฅ๐™ง๐™ค๐™Ÿ๐™š๐™˜๐™ฉ ๐™ข๐™ฎ ๐™ฅ๐™ง๐™–๐™˜๐™ฉ๐™ž๐™˜๐™š๐™จ ๐™ค๐™ง ๐™—๐™š๐™ก๐™ž๐™š๐™›๐™จ ๐™ค๐™ฃ ๐™–๐™ฃ๐™ฎ๐™—๐™ค๐™™๐™ฎ ๐™–๐™ฃ๐™™ / ๐™ค๐™ง ๐™ง๐™–๐™ฃ๐™™๐™ค๐™ข ๐™ช๐™ฃ๐™ง๐™š๐™ก๐™–๐™ฉ๐™š๐™™ ๐™จ๐™ฌ๐™–๐™ฅ๐™จ! ๐™‹๐™ก๐™š๐™–๐™จ๐™š ๐™—๐™š ๐™ง๐™š๐™จ๐™ฅ๐™š๐™˜๐™ฉ๐™›๐™ช๐™ก ๐™–๐™ฃ๐™™ ๐™™๐™ค ๐™ฉ๐™๐™š ๐™จ๐™–๐™ข๐™š ๐Ÿ’š ๐™™๐™ค ๐™ฃ๐™ค๐™ฉ ๐™จ๐™š๐™ฃ๐™™ ๐˜ฝ๐™ž๐™—๐™ก๐™ž๐™˜๐™–๐™ก ๐™ฉ๐™๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™œ๐™จ ๐™จ๐™–๐™ฎ๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™œ ๐™„ ๐™ฃ๐™š๐™š๐™™ ๐™ž๐™ฉ.. ๐™ง๐™ช๐™™๐™š๐™ฃ๐™š๐™จ๐™จ ๐™’๐™„๐™‡๐™‡ ๐™˜๐™–๐™ช๐™จ๐™š ๐™ข๐™š ๐™ฉ๐™ค ๐™ง๐™–๐™ฉ๐™š ๐™ก๐™ค๐™ฌ๐™ก๐™ฎ! ๐—œ๐—ณ ๐˜€๐—ถ๐—บ๐—ถ๐—น๐—ฎ๐—ฟ ๐—ฝ๐—ฎ๐˜€๐˜€๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป ๐—ถ๐˜€๐—ป๐˜ ๐˜€๐—ต๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ฑ, ๐—ธ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ฑ๐—น๐˜† ๐—ผ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—น๐—ผ๐—ผ๐—ธ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฎ๐˜ ๐—ฝ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐˜ ๐—ผ๐—ณ ๐—บ๐˜† ๐—ฝ๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐—ณ๐—ถ๐—น๐—ฒ

I was raised in a house where my mother would always use her hoodoo + root worker knowledge for protection, this has made me adore doing hoodoo root work as well- one of my favorite things to do is make gris-gris bags, and there are so many wonderful herbs that are unheard of by many. Due to this i get.. bored.. with magickal things that are too simplistic (example: combining household herbs with a crystal like quartz)

Wishlist

  • anything with a poodle or octopus on it

  • letter sets

  • the #1 thing i have a hard time finding (without travelling) is stickers with your native language on them or that reps your area! I use them to decorate my reusable water bottle, laptop, or papercrafts ~ I love seeing all different languages and cultures!

  • sticker sheets

  • cute pocket journals / mini notebooks! Both blank, dotted or lined

  • cute address labels!!

  • anything furby, strawberry shortcake or shrinky dink related! I loved these growing up

  • washi! Almost all of my washi is in storage over 2000 miles away still. Sigh :-(

  • tea (flavors listed lower on profile)

  • something sewn by you! Ive seen so many cute little bags and holders for things!

  • themed papers and/or washi for scrapbooking and junk journaling

  • foreign ephemera! book pages, stickers, or newpaper clippings in your native language! I love collecting them and crafting with them!

  • handmade papercrafts; like cute little flip books, etc

  • cute lil animal amigurumis, i cant make them myself for the life of me!

  • Lip balm from your country

  • local or handmade jewelry! I adore pendants, necklaces, earrings, rings size 6

  • drawings or paintings

  • anything with any of my ABCs of likes on them

ABCs of Likes!

i am not offended by darker or otherwise weird themed items or art, i enjoy it just as much! Halloween things are loved all year round, too :-)

A: Animals, Art, Aquarius, altar-items, armadillos

B: Blueberries, Bats, botanical, beads, bracelets, butterflies, beetles, bugs & bug art!

C: crystals, celestial, culture, caterpillars, creepy-cute, cottagecore, cecropia-moth, cherubs, Chrysocolla, Charoite, cats

D: dogs

E: english bluebell flowers

F: Fairies, Fruits, Flowers, Forest

G: Gel Pens, goth, gemstones, gnomes, glitter

H: Honey, honeybees, herbalism, hermit-crabs

I: Irredescent, iris-flowers

J: Jellyfish, jam

K: Kewpies, koalas

L: Lace, luna-moths, lilacs

M: Moon, Moths, Mail Art, Milka, Magick, Manatees, mushrooms, mythical-beings, manta rays

N: Notecards, neons

O: Ocean, octopus, oddities

P: Plants, pansies, poodles, pendants, pastel-goth, plague doctor art, paganism, patchouli, peace

Q: quests

R: Recipes, roses, rubber-stamps, rosy maple moths, rabbits, raspberries, ravens, reindeer, rhinos

S: Stickers, sun, stars, snakes, seahorses, snails, snacks, spooky, strange, strawberries, snapdragons, styrax-benzoin

T: Tea, Tattoo-style, thrifting

U: Universe, unicorns

V: Vintage, veggies, violets

W: Washi, woodland-magic, witchy

X:

Y: yard-sale finds, yetis, yuzu

Z: zebra calcite

TEA + Flavor Preferences

For any swaps regarding teas, chocolates etc. i decided to add this in! I am not too picky and like trying new things :-) and i LOVE honey of all flavors! any time i travel, i make sure to stop at a local shop to grab some of the local honey. My favs I've "collected" are blueberry honey from Maine, raspberry honey from Connecticut, and a jar of honey from Germany & Texas from fellow SB members!

๐™๐™–๐™ซ๐™ค๐™ง๐™ž๐™ฉ๐™š ๐™๐™ก๐™–๐™ซ๐™ค๐™ง๐™จ:

flavored cold tea, dessert tea, hot tea, nutty flavors, hazelnut, pistachio, almond, mint, lavender, chocolate, blueberry, strawberry, jasmine, herbal teas that arent earthy/grassy, anything unusual or specific to your area or culture

๐™‹๐™ก๐™š๐™–๐™จ๐™š ๐™€๐™ญ๐™˜๐™ก๐™ช๐™™๐™š::

chamomile, unflavored green tea (i prefer flavored black tea flavored green tea or white tea!), peach, mango, other tropical fruit flavors like guava and passionfruit, blackberry or mixed berry flavors, non-flavored tea such as breakfast tea and white chocolate

Scent Preferences

When it comes to incense, perfume roll-ons or sprays i dont enjoy anything powdery floral! i like a more crisp fresh floral, like the true scent of a flowers petals. For example i LOVE a true gardenia scent! But dislike a powdery rose smell

my absolute favorite scent is styrax benzoin, it is quite hard to find where i am :(

patchouli is tricky, i find i love some but noticed darker patchouli just smells like wet dirt and moss to me.. eek!

Other likes: nag champa, vanilla, sweet+smokey scents or sweet+spicy scents, fruity+sensual scents

Other Dislikes: ylang ylang, citrus scents like mandarin orange or grapefruit, honeydew melon, mossy scents

DISLIKES / Please Dont Send

  • no anime, manga, disney or cartoon-y type things
  • no embellishments that are wooden, rhinestone / bling, tiny paper punches etc.
  • Office supplies- please dont send sticky notes, paperclips, highlighters.
  • generic inspirational mottos on anything. "Live laugh love", dream on, etc
  • journal / planner type stickers, especially ones with words
  • Kid items. i dread receiving reward stickers, and things like toy story, frozen, elmo, etc.
  • nothing religious or political, respectfully. With the exception of pagan related items or other magickal elements
  • Unless i join a PC swap where it is a requirement, please dont send postcards! I dont use them and end up passing them all on, aside from rarely getting a special one
  • nothing regarding certain fan bases. Examples: star wars, Harry Potter, etc.
  • dragons
  • stereo-typical witch themed items. You know what im talking about.. the green old Halloween witch with that hat and broom!

Ratings

Myself333 rated for Cottagecore Galore on Aug 6, 2022
5
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Comment: Thanks for the great array of goodies, Lyss, and for hosting the swap! Your squirrel ATC is adorable
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Comment: What a fantastic gift, thank you so much! This little monkey on the ATC kind of makes me feel like how last week went not so well, saying "oh no, now what?" - I feel like understand it so much! 8D The Goth art stickers are not getting used for Halloween, they are getting used immediately. Thank you for everything and thank you for joining my swap. โ™ฅ
Response: LOL he totally does portray that!! Im so thrilled to hear you liked it all; i was so excited when i read you liked goth/romantic goth i felt those stickers fit the bill perfectly! Thank you for the sweet rating โค๏ธ Wishing you all the best, and to next week being a better one!
Gwillisinc rated for EASU: Ocean Animal ATC on Aug 2, 2022
5
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Comment: Thank you for your HD Octopus! beautiful
Response: Youre very welcome! Im so glad you liked it; thank you for the rating โค๏ธ
Fenriss rated for Octopi For You & I on Aug 2, 2022
5
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Comment: Wow, what a beautiful lil octopus! You clearly put a lot of work into making him/her both realistic and cute :) So talented. Thanks for a terrific swap!
Response: Aw thank you for the kind rating! Im so glad you liked the octopus :D thanks for joining in on this swap! โค๏ธ
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Comment: Thank you for the happy mail, the arc is very cute and the tea looks tasty
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Comment: Thanks, Lyss! You packed my envelope with just the stuff I love. Thanks!
Response: Youre very welcome! :-) happy swapping! โค๏ธ
anzi787 rated for WIYM Happy Mail Triple Combo #5 USA on Jul 30, 2022
5
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Comment: Thank you so much for the amazing mail! The bookmark you made is so cool and cute, and I love the memo sheets and tapes you sent! So customized to my profile! Love the envelope too, the decoration is beautiful :)
Response: So glad you liked everything! :-) thanks for the rating โค๏ธ
WildStick rated for EASU: A___with___Colored Hair ATC on Jul 30, 2022
5
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Comment: Thank you for the beautiful girl with green hair atc! I love how you did the eyes <3
Response: Yay im so happy you like her! Ive never tried that style before so i had my fingers crossed! Thank you for the kind rating โค๏ธ
ARTG33K74 rated for AI Happy Mail Triple Combo #4 USA on Jul 30, 2022
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Comment: What a gorgeous owl drawing. I am keeping it in my art album with my other small works on paper. โ™ฅ Thank you so much for such a throughful artwork.
Response: Im so glad you like it! :-) I was inspired by owls listed on your profile โค๏ธ Thanks for hosting this fun series of swaps; i look forward to any future art ones!
5
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Comment: I love pusheen cat and that hand drawn kawaii is ADORBS
Response: So glad you liked the swap :D โค๏ธ Wishing you all the best!
LilacSilence rated for IS: Summer Happy Mail Swap on Jul 29, 2022
5
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Comment: Hello Lys, thank you for the beautiful envelop and your collection of items. I enjoyed every single one!
Response: Youre very welcome! So glad you liked everything; happy swapping! โค๏ธ
Inesrv rated for Inรชs & Lyss Private Swap! on Jul 29, 2022
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Comment: Hi Lyss, I got your mail today! So, so cute! Thank you very much, I enjoy everything! August will be a complicate month for me because I will go on vacations but If you want we can swap again in September :) I would love to. Thank you again, hope you're having a wonderful summertime and wish you lots of happy swaps!
Response: Yayyy!! Im so glad it arrived safely and you like everything! I would love to swap again in September :D you are always welcome to reach out any time! thank you for a great swap ~ enjoy your vacation, i wish you all the best! โค๏ธ
lrm1980 rated for AI Happy Mail Triple Combo #4 USA on Jul 26, 2022
5
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Comment: Thank you for the pretty envie, the cute mushroom ATC and the yummy teas!
Response: Youre very welcome! Thank you for the rating :-) wishing you all the best! โค๏ธ
coleenfranks rated for My Crafty Side #4 ~ USA on Jul 23, 2022
5
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Comment: hi Lyssa, I love it that you are from Ft. Sill. I lived in OKC many years. TU for the darling crafts. I can always use another bookmark and ATCs are so cute. A fun swap.
Response: How neat! I would love recommendations on what to do there :-) im always looking for cool local shops and such since this whole area is totally new to us. So glad you liked the crafts! Happy swapping โค๏ธ
ch23 rated for Tasty Tea Swap on Jul 22, 2022
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Comment: Thank you very much for all the lovely teas. I haven't had any of that brand/flavour before. I'm having a hisbiscus splash iced tea right now. So refreshing! Love how you put the teas in the little env. I kept them for my next swap!
Response: Youre so very welcome! Im glad you are able to re-use the envies too โค๏ธ If i remember correctly i sent some of my german tea i have a stash of, theyre some of my favs and really unique! Wishing you all the best :-)
Djevara rated for Washi Sample Swap #4 on Jul 22, 2022
5
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Comment: Thank you! I love the one with the planet :)
chimerix rated for AI Happy Mail Triple Combo #4 USA on Jul 21, 2022
5
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Comment: Thank you for the Alice in Wonderland PC and the fun handmade bat card. Aloha
Byn0604 rated for WC ~ Spirit/Blessing Amulet Bags on Jul 20, 2022
5
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Comment: Thank you for the great bag. I'd love to know what all went into it. I can tell from just smelling it, that there is lavender, rosemary, and bay leaf in it. Can't guess on the others without opening and killing it tho. lol.
Response: Youre very welcome! I added other ingredients that arent as common as well; like vervain, periwinkle, and black snakeroot to name a few! I sent you a PM with the full list โค๏ธ
uiltje rated for AMA: Inkbox card - Fruit on Jul 20, 2022
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Comment: hi Lyss! Thank you so much for your cute inboxcard. I love strawberries, now is the season to eat them.
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Comment: Thank you for the pretty envelope, rad pocket, and fun goodies! I especially love the receipt paper, it's really unique! Thank you!

Rating Overview

Overall Hearts Stars Hosted
5.0000 346 72 80
Completed Fives Threes Ones
282 402 0 0
Type 1 Type 2 Type 3 Uncategorized
18 100 164 0
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Comments

Rainydancer on Jul 3, 2022:

Welcome to Sunshine Swaps!

BlueberryLady on Jun 17, 2022:

Thank you for the June RAK Patriotic Puppy Memo Sheets! Winner drawn 5/10. Love them, so Cute.

sleepykitty on May 24, 2022:

Thank you so much for the Gudetama and Bananya stickers you sent for May's RAK! They are so cute and perfectly sized for decorating postcards!

bbsporty on Apr 29, 2022:

Handmade Postcard Club

ittybittykitty on Apr 26, 2022:

Oh andandand the Pusheen stickers I love them too! So much fun to see all the goodies :)

ittybittykitty on Apr 26, 2022:

Thanks so much for the April RAK Gudetama & Bananya Sticker Sheets! They are adorable!!

cmosher on Apr 26, 2022:

Good Morning, Thank you for being an Angel for "My Favorite Washi USA #1" swap. The washi you sent is just lovely - which certainly makes a bad situation much better! You're a wonderful host. ๐Ÿ˜Š - cmosher

thequilterslink on Feb 9, 2022:

Thank you for the tea rak from Jan RAks :)

colleenbUSA on Feb 6, 2022:

Thank you for the January 2022 Tea RAK from Raks ONLY USA!

yvonne401 on Jan 7, 2022:

Welcome to Butterfly lovers! It's great to have you here!

Blessings,

Yvonne

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