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melissableuz

melissableuz
Date Joined: December 1, 2008
Last Online: February 9, 2011
Birthday: December 21, 1966
Country: United States
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About Me

I swear I am not trying to make excuses, really!!

**I'M BEHIND IN RATING! I have rcvd piled up and will be able to rate after 3/19 (spring break), thanks for being patient! If you are new and cannot wait pls email me @melissableuz aol.com, and [email protected] and I will TRY to rate you quicker!!

sorry and 4 explanation read below***


AS OF MARCH 10, 2010 OKAY I have had to admit defeat. That swap bot is SO fun and I have been reticent to keep cutting back and cutting back.

This last time I cut back but my oversight has been to not sign up for swaps that are due around finals time!

I could have even handled that, had my 16 yo not left home, rebelled etc. It's the emotional toll, plus all the extra meetings, etc.

Taking a cue from another sb'ers statement that swapbot is beginning to feel more like work than fun, I guess it is for me too.

I'm still going to sign up just going to be REALLY careful about it.

I'M ONLY SAYING ALL OF THIS BECAUSE I HAVE SENT LATE ON MY LST 3 OR 4 SWAPS AND I FEEL AWFUL ABOUT IT!

One, once in a while is okay but if I am a late sender as a pattern I need to stop signing up!

For those who are receiving late swaps from me, I DO recognize this and am correcting in the future! I am going to try to make up for it by sending extra if I can, but other than that, I hate being a flake and really..this is becoming "flaky".

I really love swapping tho and wish i had more time, or rather, a better state of mind. I have been overlooking some details in instructions also


Anyhow I rate on effort, NOT result. even if an atc isn't my favorite I will give a good rating because you can usually tell when a person tries.

I don't keep track of who rates me and I don't keep track of flakers. Mainly b/c I have really been blessed by some people's swaps and I consider what I am doing is as much as for myself as for others.

If someone flakes I figure that God will bless me another way or whatever...

I'm not in this for what i GET.

I worry about losing track and not rating someone. So if it's past 2 weeks and I didnt' rate you PLS EMAIL ME and I WILL!

I have a somewhat recent 3. I sent the handmade cards, but the ink linked thru the paper and the receiver got on my case about it. I have since purchased better paper, although I still am figuring out what thickness of atc's to use with how i make them. Anyhow, the person running the swap didn't give me a chance to make them over, and told her to give me a 3. I admit I responded rudely to both of them, because when I explained to the receiver that I was out of sorts b/c my husband almost died from a heart attack in May and had just come home in June and I was still trying to catch up on everything..She made fun of me saying I was giving a sad story about my husband's medical condition.

The thing is, I did spend a lot of time hand drawing the cards. I just didn't think the ink leaking thru mattered as much, because it happened before and no one ever said anything.

Anyhow, you can read my other reviews and see that I always resend if something happens. I also have remade things, and try to be more realistic about what my limitations are before signing up for a swap.

I don't do cards anymore, I "angel card" which is sending cards to people who are lonely, medically handicapped, etc.

AFTER the swap's 2 week grace period, I rate what i have received once a week on average. pls email me if you are in a hurry and i will fit it in asap!

LET ME KNOW IF YOU ARE SENDING LATE ETC AND I WILL WORK WITH YOU!

I

The outdoors. Quotes. SILLINESS. Contemporary art and poetry. coffee. ANYTHING HANDMADE. Paper. Uniball pens or gel pens in a different color. ANYTHING DIFFERENT! Kawaii or other stickers for snail mail use. Miniatures! CUTENESS. Butterflies. Dragonflies. BRIGHT COLORS. Post it pads. SHOPPING LIST PADS. Patterns. CRAFT IDEAS. Material. METAL OR WOOD BUTTONS. Small toys that were made in the 70's. HANDDRAWN. Tiny objects.Postcards. Postcards of states and country. Postcards with art, well known or obscure. Postcards that are silly. . Bookmarks too. Clean lines. Simplicity. Cats, Dogs, Giraffes, Hedgehogs, Frogs, Lizards, Piggies. Old pooh bear! BOLD COLORS. Stickers.

DISLIKES: the only thing i don't care for is goth,dark,twilight,pagan symbols or anything along those lines. I know that is popular right now but it isn't my thing.

FROM WISHLAND:

knit or felt urigami cute littleanimals!

fingerless gloves

stencil

Miniature books and anything miniature

Ratings

scrapkween rated for Nativity ATC on Sep 17, 2011
5
rating
 
adoluxia rated for Loose-Leaf Journal Swap on Jul 25, 2010
1
rating
Comment: you suck :(
Chamsie rated for 2010 Book Log - 1st Quarter on May 13, 2010
1
rating
 
Artistic rated for Where You Live Creative Letter on May 9, 2010
5
rating
Comment: thanks.
Garrent rated for All U.S Poet Laureates ATC Swap #3 on Apr 23, 2010
1
rating
 
heliogal rated for Where You Live Creative Letter on Apr 21, 2010
5
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Comment: Thank you so much for sharing with me about your life in Chiloquin. I thought your letter was beautiful and fascinating. I had totally forgotten you were sending this and it came as a wonderful surprise. Wishing you a beautiful spring!
kaypendragon rated for Mega MINI ATC Swap on Apr 21, 2010
5
rating
Comment: Arrived rather late but with many extras.
Liv2cre8 rated for Mega MINI ATC Swap on Apr 20, 2010
5
rating
 
ColorInFusion rated for Mega MINI ATC Swap on Apr 20, 2010
5
rating
Comment: Thank you for the ATC and all the extras
kchristisen rated for Mega MINI ATC Swap on Apr 19, 2010
5
rating
Comment: Thanks I love her!
darchildre rated for Theme-a-Day Journal on Apr 16, 2010
1
rating
Comment: Sorry about this, but I never got anything. I'll change the rating if I do.
Euridice rated for Book Lovers Postcard #4 on Apr 11, 2010
5
rating
Comment: Thank you for your suggestions! I am familiar with only one book on your list, but they all sound fascinating. And I apologise for the long delay in rating.
fuzzington rated for Book Lovers Postcard #4 on Mar 27, 2010
5
rating
Comment: Thanks for the lovely postcards!! I totally understand about being late. I hope your personal life is looking more up!! Take care!! :)
tamcgarrigan rated for Book Lovers Postcard #4 on Mar 26, 2010
5
rating
 
principeta rated for Pen Pals for a year on Mar 25, 2010
5
rating
 
Sweeti8286 rated for Valentine's cards swap on Mar 18, 2010
5
rating
 
5
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Comment: I loved your postcard B UT... It stayed in my what is this one ??? pile for a bout a month because you only signed it. I had no idea which swap or who! ty
1000Valentines rated for Mega MINI ATC Swap on Mar 14, 2010
5
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5
rating
Comment: Thank you for my lovely cards! They arrived today! I also appreciated the extras. HUGS!!!
Toupti rated for ATC ~ Zentangles for beginners #2 on Mar 4, 2010
5
rating
Comment: Thanks for the cute ATC and the little Valentine's extra. Bizare, sent date was Feb 9th, postmark was 16th.

Rating Overview

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4.9511 206 3 3
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160 363 1 4
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Comments

storylaura on May 31, 2010:

Hi Melissa, I hope you're ok. When can I expect the altered art box? Pls let me know.

GingerChewRaccoon on Apr 5, 2010:

Hi Melissa, I was going through my old swaps and noticed I never got a rating from you for the Mega Mini ATC swap. I just want to confirm that you did receive my ATC, so I can archive the swap. Thanks so much! <3,Megan

dorsetdumpling on Sep 22, 2009:

Thank you for your Getting to Know You Special Ones letter - my husband works in a similar environment to yours although it stresses him to see people losing money they can't afford to lose on the poker machines.

Swan on Sep 3, 2009:

Thank you for the great letter for the "Get to know you Special Ones" swap! It's always nice to meet a fellow Christian on swap-bot.

Goldie on Jul 22, 2009:

Hi:) I just want to inform you that I sent handmade postcard made by my daughter :) to you:) so i would be grateful if you let me know when you recive it:) have a great day:) .Kamila (Goldie)

principeta on Jun 26, 2009:

Hello Mel.Just to let you know that your latter is came,lovely card,my favorite color.I will replay to you soon as possible.Hang in there,both of you.Have a lovely day.

When it is dark enough, you can see the stars. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

YungBelles on Jun 14, 2009:

WOOT WOOT!!! Thanks for being the only one who actually rated me!!!! Yay for my very first rating! You really do rock as a person now, you know that, right?

camelsamba on Jan 31, 2009:

Thanks for the review of If not now, when? . It sounds like a lovely book - I'll have to add it to my list...

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