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margaeli

margaeli
Date Joined: July 25, 2014
Last Online: March 18, 2019
Birthday: March 4
Country: United States
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About Me

PLEASE contact me if you have NOT received a swap from me in a timely manner. I always send my swaps by the due date. If you have not received a swap, I will GLADLY resend. So, please contact me before rating a 1 or 3.

My favorite mail art is sending/receiving postcards, both store-bought & handmade. I enjoy sending the cards through the mail WITHOUT an envelope -- live life dangerously!!!

I love birds, real & crafted. I have a cockatiel who has been my pet for about 19 years. I love to craft with birds -- I have various rubber stamp bird images (from desert dweller - quail & roadrunner to tropical storks of various kinds). I love die cutting bird images & sewing them on postcards & ATC's.

Favorite Books

FAVORITE Books: science fiction, mysteries.

Favorite authors: CJ Cherryh, Geo RR Martin, Dana Stabenow

Favorite Television

Game of Thrones | NCIS | Orphan Black | Chicago Fire | Chicago PD

new passions: The Expanse | Schitt's Creek

Favorite Crafts

I've crafted most of my adult life; I've quilted, cross-stitched, scrapbooked (including Project Life) and now my biggest passion is for paper-crafting. I make lots of greeting cards, ATC's and post-cards. My adult daughter & I will craft together -- we made ATC's as thank you gifts for her co-workers. I have recently gotten a Gelli plate and am attempting to learn more about monoprinting.

I love earth tones -- browns, greys, greens, blues. I'll tolerate pink but it's NOT at the top of the favorite colors list!!! I'm NOT a fan of neons, though I'm sure my teen-aged granddaughter would love it!!!

Swapping

Postage stamps, washi tape, book paper (new and/or vintage), baker's twine, unusual ephemera, birds (who knew, right?), butterflies, flower die cuts -- any of these items in earth tones will be MOST welcome.

I'm a dietitian by training and have recently retired from the work-a-day world. I LOVE food and LOVE receiving food packaging/magazine advertisements from overseas. Some of my favorites that I've gotten in swaps are just food ads torn out of British & Aussie magazines; the packaging from food products in So. America & UAE. Sounds silly, but one of my favorite pen holders is the peanut butter container that I purchased in Canada > 20 years ago. Skippy is ubiquitous but it's cooler from Canada. :)

Ratings

TeaNi rated for CPG QUICKIE: Nature PC - US Only on Mar 18, 2019
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Comment: thank you for the pretty butterfly postcard & quote :)
thelocalman rated for One Map PC (Blank or Naked) #9 on Mar 18, 2019
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Comment: Thank you for your Arizona map postcard. I recently received a couple of postcards from your state, maybe it's a sing to visit it haha. That's awesome that your family started watching the Expanse and that you are a fan. It hooked me up pretty fast and the books (I'm currently reading the 2nd) are also good. Best sci-fi show in a long time. Thanks, again ^^
travellinCat rated for Just a Postcard - US Only on Mar 17, 2019
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Comment: Great postcard, and appreciated encouragement and tips for a newbie swapper!
aladyde rated for Raining Cats and Dogs #15 on Mar 17, 2019
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Comment: Thank you for the cute postcard and for telling a bit about you. When I was walking better I helped people who were searching for their ancient relations here in Germany. Danke!
MamaMangrove rated for NYUP USA Only #45 on Mar 17, 2019
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Comment: Thanks so much for choosing the perfect card for me, Margaret, & for sending it in envie too. Brest Brest Brest cards really appeal to my quirky sense of humor! Florida has been my base for many tears, but the longer, hotter summers & stronger hurricanes are making me think about re-locating too. But the weather has been gorgeous lately & the birding spectacular!
stonekeepers rated for USAPC: Things with Wings ATC on Mar 16, 2019
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Comment: Thanks for the lovely dragonfly ATC and the extras. Fantastic swap!
dawnielynn rated for NYUP USA Only #45 on Mar 14, 2019
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Comment: Thanks for the fun postcard!
young46356 rated for NYUP USA Only #45 on Mar 14, 2019
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Comment: Thank you, I wonder if European robins are as aggressive as American robins?
vacths95 rated for NYUP Sender's Choice #69 on Mar 13, 2019
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Comment: Thank you, loved the cat card and the text you wrote!
Response: Thanks for the heart. Happy swapping.
Johanna51 rated for NYUP Sender's Choice #69 on Mar 12, 2019
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Comment: Thank you for the postcard and your story.
Response: Thanks for the heart. Happy swapping. β€οΈπŸ’™πŸ’›
SeleneW rated for Raining Cats and Dogs #15 on Mar 11, 2019
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Comment: Funny quote and adorable PC! Thank you πŸ¦‹πŸ€πŸ’—πŸ¦‹πŸ€πŸ’—
Response: Thanks for the heart; happy swapping.
kssunlover1947 rated for Naked PC with your temp on Mar 8, 2019
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Comment: Thank you for the cute card. I would love to see 70deg here again. Current temp on 3-8-19 is 42deg F. The warmest in several weeks.
Response: Thanks for the heart. Remember us this summer when you're in the 80's and we're at 110F!!! I've always joked that in the midwest we hunkered down in the winter and in the desert, we're like the lizards and hunker down in the summer.
isabellasnow rated for USAPC: 3 Elements ATC #2 on Mar 5, 2019
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Comment: Please forgive my late rating--I just discovered this inside another envelope. This is beautiful. I'm so interested in the butterfly you created! Did you cover the entire butterfly in bronze UTEE and then stamp into it? It is BEAUTIFUL! I love the card--that bright, bold butterfly is so eye-catching. Thank you so much!
Response: The butterfly is cut out of Art Emboss copper metal sheet I die cut then embossed with cuttlebug die/folder set, then colored the embossed areas with black paint. The flower design in the background is another piece of Art Emboss that’s black metal. So I ended up using two pieces of metal. I’m glad you liked it. It was fun to make. Thanks for the heart.
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Comment: I love the Darth Vader and kids series, my husband has the books and he likes to read them to our younglings.
Response: Thanks for the heart; I had hoped that you and your family would enjoy Vader, et al after reading your profile. Happy swapping.
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Comment: Hey there! I just sent you a postcard for an ad card swap, which you rated me for in late February. So we have swapped before! Thank you for this postcard - the Japanese cat & butterfly are beautiful! Sorry about your craft fail! I don't know anything about the craft you described, but I understand the feeling of messing up! Thanks for sharing!
Response: Thanks for the heart. I'm glad you liked the kitty. See you around the swaps. :)
Tverne05 rated for AAA - Background De-Stash on Mar 1, 2019
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Comment: πŸŒΊπŸŒ»πŸ’• Thanks soooo much the de-stash that you sent for ATCs. I’m going to have so much fun using them.
Response: Thanks for the heart. See you around the swaps.
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Comment: I received your "pass and paste postcard" today. This is my first time participating in one of these swaps, too. I love all the things you included. I am amazed by all the Christmas stamps! I will definitely be using them and the ATC cards for future crafting/swap projects. Thanks so much! 😊❀
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Comment: Thank you for the postcard. It made me want to eat some enchilidas - lol. πŸ˜„ After receiving your postcard I read your profile. Your right, we do have quite a bit in common. Maybe we can set up a private swap soon. By the way, I have made enchilidas a few times in my life. I think I will make them again soon. πŸ˜‰β€
nytetears rated for WPS - I love this postcard! #8 on Feb 19, 2019
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Comment: thanks
me2az50 rated for What do you SEE? Whatever PC on Feb 16, 2019
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Comment: Thank you fellow Arizonan. I love the post card. Chicago is my hometown. I love the vintage look.

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Comments

wolfeagle on Mar 17, 2019:

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OrigamiGrace on Nov 22, 2018:

From Cheap Postage Group!

gviing

SwedishMum on Apr 13, 2015:

Thanks for sending my postage bag home !!

Juliajae on Mar 13, 2015:

Hi Margaret! Nice to make the connection! I saw you in the alter a photo swap :) Looking forward to swapping! -Julia-

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