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manaelsa

manaelsa
Date Joined: March 24, 2020
Last Online: October 29, 2020
Birthday: August 15
Country: Australia

Causes dear to my heart:

Profile update: 10/10/20

  • My Mum is a Youtuber! She mainly works with paper - stamps, cards, watercolors etc. Very talented. I recommend a watch and a subscribe. https://www.youtube.com/user/vadeler

  • My friend is an artist. I commissioned a peice by her and it is simply breath taking. Check out her art here: https://instagram.com/paintandpolaroids?igshid=1r4i0gm8tdnaf

  • Timor-Leste (East Timor) is a tiny country in South East Asia. I had the privilege of teaching English at this new and growing school. They're so blessed to have a new building with the finishing touches needed now. A real and worthy cause. https://chuffed.org/project/tais-school-auditorium#/supporters

  • I'm trying to match my Swap-bot swaps 1:1 with mail to my family and friends.

About Me

Hi there! Thanks for stopping by my profile.

I live in Australia. I'm a teacher. I have a fluffy ragdoll cat, a growing collection of house plants and a super cute sponsor child. I love drinking coffee and tea. I love thoughtfully curating happy mail. I sew and am an amateur dressmaker. I love the idea of upcycling and like doing my part for the environment. I've found my love language to be giving thoughtful gifts and have found many answers in life from realising I'm ENFP. I'm Christian and am on a journey with Jesus. I love to sing and have quirky taste in music and many things.

When I'm teaching I love to see the brave creativity of kids. Most small kids don't care if they make mistakes and those who do, I love seeing the moment of pushing through fear. I really can learn a thing or two!

I love to make time for people, laugh and listen to their stories. I have traveled and enjoy meeting new people, trying new foods, seeing new sights from all cultures.

Australia: I love our unique animals and community spirit. Most people of this huge island country are kind-hearted and love having a joke. Meet my Dad and you'd know this fully! Also, please understand it may take a while to receive from me once sent due to postal systems.

My craft experience: My Mum just loves all of them and dabbled in all through my childhood. She's super talented. She definitely gave her love of this to me. I enjoy trying new things and recently swaps, pen paling and happy mail have interested me.

I hope I can brighten your day somehow!

Favourite crafts/hobbies

  • Gift giving
  • Happy mail/writing letters
  • Gardening
  • Sewing/Dress making/Cross stitch
  • Upcycling clothing or anything
  • Junk journaling
  • ....... And many more

ABC Things I like

A -

B - Brunch in the sun; Bible verses; books - Christian living/self help/classics/books turned movies

C - Cats (They're weird and I love them for it); coffee; cafes; cooking; Fun fact - I dislike chocolate, candles; coasters

D - DIY

E - earrings

F - Frankie magazine; The Frozen movies; coffee with my friends; Flight of the Conchords

G - Geography

H - Happy Mail, house plants

I

J - Jesus

K

L - Laughing

M - Morgan Harper Nichols poetry, Mountains - I was obsessed with Everest and 8,000m peaks documentaries for a long time. I hope to visit one day.

N - Netflix, nature

O - Orange (The colour of my heart and happiness); The Office

P - Sewing Pattern collecting; Project Runway; postcards; Pusheen

Q

R - RuPaul's Drag Race;

S - Sewing; fabric scraps; stories

T - Teaching; travel; tea

U - Upcycling, used stamps

V

W - Wes Anderson styling; washi tape; being cozy in winter.

X

Y - YouTube

Z

Receiving

I'm honestly not here for the receiving but I've found this section helpful on other's profiles when sending. These are just some things of note, I'd be happy and grateful with most things you would take time to send!

I like - all colours but orange is my dear favourite, blank postcards, handmade things, learning about your country and where you live, letters (I so appreciate when someone takes the time to write one!).

I'm ok with it - cheeky/sassy/funny cards or postcards, 'Frozen' themed things, sci-fi

I dislike - anything satanic, mythical, witches, fairies etc., overly embellished things, Victorian/Parisian/Shabby Chic vintage style, plain or old tea.

Need to know anything else, please ask 😊😊

Tags

Preparing

  • @Lemonine I feel like writing about... [Penpal Tag]

Sent

Waiting for

  • @52901m Happy Mail- Tag (International)
  • @FeltPrincess I feel like writing about... [Penpal Tag]

Received

Ratings

EverydayAngels rated for AGOCF: Bible verse swap #1 on Oct 28, 2020
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Comment: THANK YOU for the beautiful verses. I love that you just opened your bible and wrote them down. I also love all the envelope decoration. I LOVE the tea and hope I can find it around here (especially the peach and pineapple)! Blessings and stay healthy and safe. Hugs, Martha
Aseret25 rated for LSRUS: Handmade postcard on Oct 25, 2020
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Comment: WOW, this is such a great postcard! I love how you incorporated the different collage elements. Thanks so much for sharing your creativity with me!
LavenderSprinkles rated for LSRUS-Quick Bookmark Swap on Oct 22, 2020
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Comment: Thank you for the lovely bookmarks. It was nice to receive them. Happy swapping.
neca84 rated for Zipper Purse on Oct 21, 2020
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Comment: what an absolute joy of a swap to open today, thank you so much I love love love the Christmas Cats fabric then to open it and see the meow fabric,,, ohh beautiful. and AND all the extras, wish I could give you 100 hearts thank you so much
lizisalion rated for 5 Things for Fun on Oct 13, 2020
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Comment: Oh my goodness, what a beautiful swap!! You really went above and beyond! So much more than 5 things haha. Love all the cat things, the memos, the Dunder Mifflin stationery... everything! Thank you so much!! :) Oh, and my favourite Dangerfield/PH/etc items would have to be my PH Francine Fox skirt, PH Moth & Flower shirt, and my Black Friday She Who Must Not Be Named pinafore :) And I love Love On The Spectrum, I hope season 2 isn’t too far away!
Response: You're so welcome! You have the moth shirt!! I love it! So funny.. I told literally EVERYONE in my life to watch love on the spectrum haha. I hope for season 2 soon too! Take care,
RoseBabe rated for Letter Swap #4 on Oct 11, 2020
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Comment: Thank you so much for your letter and the goodies! i'm absolutely in love with it! I'll write back as soon as i can :)
Response: You're so welcome. No pressure at all. I find it funny we've been partnered so often! Glad you loved. Take care!
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Comment: Wow you sent me a package! Thank you ! I want to garden more but it's hard with so much other work XC My dad is actually a very famous garden in australia. Search him up on google or facebook and check out the veggies patch on our 20acre property. His name is Vasili. Thanks again for he package. I'm going to go plant the seeds now haha <3
Response: I hope it wasn't too extra to send.... I'm so glad you enjoyed though! This was a cool swap. By the way, what an awesome property!!!
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Comment: Hi Beth! Thank you so, so much for this swap! I love all the washis, and the extra cute cat-stickers and cut-outs! Thanks!! :D
Response: You're so welcome. Glad you loved! Have a great weekend 🧡
SunflowerRose rated for Jesus Take the Wheel PC swap on Oct 3, 2020
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Comment: Thanks for the pretty pc and verse.
sakura15 rated for AS: Handmade cards on Oct 2, 2020
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Comment: Thank you so much for the cards. I will look forward to using them! I really like the get well one with the woman in the big scarf!
Response: You're so welcome! Enjoy!
bblue rated for Something We've Learned #1 on Sep 27, 2020
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Comment: Thank you for yor wonderful mail!
Response: You're welcome! So glad you loved. This one was special for me.
RoseBabe rated for AS: Happy mail on Sep 23, 2020
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Comment: Thank you so much for the letter! I love the doggy theme and envelopes and your letters have really made my day thank you so so much!
Response: You're so welcome. We've been partnered so many times now and I was worried you'd get tired of hearing from me haha. I'm really glad you loved. Take care and stay strong.
pixiegirlanna rated for Excerpt Swap 1 on Sep 22, 2020
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Comment: Thanks for this! The postcard is very cute:)
Response: You're welcome! 💖
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Comment: Thanks so much for your lively swap Beth. It brightened my day! I love the extras and the amazing tea. Perfect for Sunday relaxation. It was nice to get to know a bit about you and how you help people. The presentation was so creative with that bright, cheery orange and green theme. Grateful to have received this.
Response: How lovely! I'm so glad you liked it. Pleasure to swap with you.
LiisaS rated for Purple in Purple Envelope on Sep 15, 2020
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Comment: It was so lovely and very thoughtful put together! I enjoyed this purple letter very very much! Thank you, Beth! :)
Response: I'm so glad you loved. Pleasure to swap with you!
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Comment: That is a fun fact. 😺👍
dorcii rated for Everything but the Letter #7 on Sep 9, 2020
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Comment: Thank you soo much for your swap! :) I would not mind reading a letter from you actually, although the swap said no need to write a letter :) Maybe next time - and hopefully by that time Hungarian Post will also allow postage to Australia! It's still not working... :(
carol rated for Interest me no. 83 on Sep 4, 2020
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Comment: I love your note-taking bookmark idea! RIght now, I'm reading Blindspot, and started taking notes on sheet paper, but this will be much handier! Actually, Phoenix is far from flat! It is surrounded by mountains. Not super high ones like the Rockies or the Alps, but mountains nevertheless. I actually am very uncomfortable in flat places. Can't stand Nebraska, Kansas--not a mountain in sight. Have you seen the film, "Meru"? It's about an attempt to ascend that peak which is much more challenging than Everest. I love books about mountain climbing too. Thanks for the recommendation! Also loved Australia--I took a group of students up the coast from Sydney to Cairns way back in 2002. I want to return and see more of your amazing country. Such wonderful, friendly people!
Response: You're so welcome. I'm glad my little idea can help. I've not seen Meru and I'm always up for great mountain doco/movie. Hopefully you can come back someday! Who knows when we'll be able to travel again right?
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Comment: Awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww, LOL, YOU DID NOT! A hug and a kiss for doing the whale!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Response: Aww glad you love. The white whale is honestly so exciting to spy. He's so rare and unique. I love that you're so unique too! I thought it was a perfect match. Much love,
coleandjojo rated for Painted Envelope on Aug 27, 2020
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Comment: Girl, you did an amazing job on your FIRST painted envelope!!! Seriously I was going crazy over how cool it is, then I opened up and was over the moon excited for the painted envelope you may for me and I can't wait to use. You are so very talented and should do more painted envelopes because you are very very good at it. I love the different elements on it, and the picture of the beach being near you, the whole thing just turned out so good. And the fact that it came fromAustralia made it more special, I don't beleiveI have swapped with anyone from Australia until this lovely package came to me. If I could give you 100 stars I would! THanks so much Nicole

Rating Overview

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5.0000 146 12 12
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Comments

lizisalion on Oct 5, 2020:

Heh, I've just sent out your swap for the LSRUS 1000 Hearts Giveaway swap, plus the swap to my partner for the Active Aussie SWAPaholics 5 Things For Fun swap, and just realised you're also sending to me for the 5 Things swap. Looking forward to it! :D

GreenDuck on Sep 30, 2020:

Thank you so much for the tea, lemur postcard and magnet! I can't wait to try the tea and the postcard/magnet are on my fridge! Yay!! :D

Ukucaitie on Sep 25, 2020:

Hello Beth! Thank you so much for the awesome handmade postcard! I really love it! It is very cute and I think you did a great job and love the kittens on it. I also loved reading the note you sent. Thank you :) From Handmade Postcard Tag.

bblue on Sep 21, 2020:

Thank you so very much for your mail via the Happy Mail Int. tag. I appreciate that you took the time to make/find so many things to send based on my profile. I really like the peclican notecard.:)

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Elliepatterson on May 11, 2020:

Leaving kindness swap Hello Beth, Allow me to welcome you to Swap-bot🌻. I hope that you will enjoy meeting and making many new friends from all around the world while on Swap-bot. It has introduced me to some great friends. You’re a teacher of children, color me jealous! I know now at 64 that I would have loved to been a teacher when I was younger. I have taught the Bible Time line to 5th graders at our church for 13 plus years now. Their little minds are like sponges and what an investment you are making their young lives. Keep up the great job and remember to take care of yourself. I commend for being a teacher. You are touching lives for generations to come🌻 Blessings, May the Lord bless you and keep you.

desertrose on May 11, 2020:

Hello, reading your profile I feel that we share so much in common. Since I was a little girl, it’s been my dream to visit Australia. As a replacement, I work at an Aussie restaurant 🤣 Dress making is so unique! Not many people do this anymore! So cool You seem very humble. Children are the purest form of the human race. We should all turn to them for lessons. Have a beautiful day!

God, continue to bless her in all she does. May You guide her heart and allow students to be touched by her spirit.

Hollyann957 on May 11, 2020:

Leaving kindness: “You are enough. You are so enough. It is so unbelievable How enough you are.” I had this sent to me this morning and thought it was an important reminder for all.

dmwcheng on Apr 21, 2020:

Hello. Thank you for your comment. I have to admit, I have trouble finishing things I've started. Even bookmarked a book by Guy Kawasaki to help me finish things I've started.... which I haven't finished. ^_^*** It's OK.

My letter writing project was something I set up parameters for and basically told everyone I knew so I felt I really couldn't back out of it. Had to learn to let the writing urge ebb and flow. When it flowed, I wrote. When it didn't, then I would at least journal and therefore, have something to share with others when I was willing to share again. =)

Anyway, welcome to Swap-Bot! Stay sane and enjoy.

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