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milamilamura

milamilamura
Date Joined: February 19, 2012
Last Online: December 12, 2018
Birthday: August 31, 1987
Country: Chile
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Hey there! I’m Camila, from beautiful Santiago, Chile. I’m a freelance translator and simultaneous interpreter. I work mostly as an interpreter and I love it, I get to meet so many different and interesting people and I basically get payed to learn something new, isn’t that awesome? Well, it’s exhausting too, but I wouldn’t change it for the world! I’m not a big fan of translating though, but I do enjoy working from home every once in a while…in my PJ's.

I’m also a blogger and a shopaholic, so my blog is mostly about hauls, tips, DIY, beauty and anything else I’m interested in, which can be a lot. I’m also interested in languages, I’ve been studying French since like forever and I’d love to know about you and your culture, as well as any words and phrases in your language.

I'm a crazy cat lady, I have three beautiful cats: Chofi (the mom, a caliby), and her children Kate & William (black shorthair / orange white long hair tabby). They are the sweetest things in the whole world!

I love getting my craft on and thanks to Swap-bot I’ve been able to learn so many different techniques and meet such wonderful people! I love creating mail art, flipbooks, pocket letters, anything that I can pop in the mail. I also love working on personal DIY projects and I have more hobbies than I can think of. I believe a lifetime won't be enough for me to do all the things I want to do, the places I want to visit, the tv shows I want to watch, the books I want to read and the things I want to learn and try. But I do my best and I always keep myself busy.

Important note: Mail to and from Chile can take several weeks. I sometimes receive my mail after 2-3 weeks, but 8 weeks is also normal, so I always wait at least two months before considering anything as lost. And even though the Chilean postal system is not the fastest or the most reliable, my incoming mail is very reliable (lucky me!). I use registered mail for my outgoing mail, so if you're waiting for one of my swaps, just contact me and I can share the tracking number with you. I have an app on my phone called TrackChecker and I get daily updates with the status of my outgoing mail, that way I make sure everything arrives safely, but if for some reason it doesn't, I'm always happy to resend :)

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Likes & Dislikes

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  • Craft supplies: I love working with paper and I’m happy with anything I can use on my DIY projects. I love scrapbooking, smash journaling, making cards, flipbooks, pocket letters, mail art, shaker cards, notebooks, etc. So I’m always happy to receive papers, stickers, ephemera, die cuts, ribbons, trims, wax beads and seals, embellishments, sequins, glitter, washi tape, ink pads, stamps (cling on or rubber), tags, even glue. I do embossing and have a Fuse Tool, so I’m always happy to get new accessories to play with these tools. I also love watercolors, brush pens and embroidery. And I love handmade things, so it would make me really happy to receive something handmade by you, or any other artist.

  • Hot drinks: I’m a tea lover, I have several cups of tea a day. My favorite is black tea, but I’m also happy with green or herbal tea (rooibos or white tea as well). My favorite flavors are chai, caramel, peach, blueberry, maple, pumpkin, I like almost anything. Dislikes: Herbal tea with hibiscus or rosehip (any tea that will turn red), tea with sugar or sweeteners (for lattes that's ok). I have been starting to like coffee, mostly flavored and I of course love hot chocolate! I also like matcha, iced teas and loose leaf tea as well (factory sealed).

  • Food: I’m a vegetarian, so I’m happy with edible goodies as long as they have no meat or gelatin. I can have eggs, dairy and honey though. I love candy, chocolate (dark/milk/filled) and savory snacks (sweet too!). My favorite flavors are peanut butter, maple, salted caramel, pumpkin spice, mint, marzipan, cinnamon, yum! Oh and I love love love Dandies (vegan marshmallow) and vegetarian gummies!I Both are hard to find here. I love most flavors except for liquorice and I’m not a big fan of raisins, I love other dried fruits though. I love to bake and sometimes I cook too (my mom is the greatest chef I know) so I’m always happy to receive new recipes and spices, love them!

  • Postcards: I don’t collect postcards, but I really like them. I prefer illustrated postcards, but I’m also happy with touristy, commercial, animals, funny, weird, offensive, love them all!! And specially love when they're written! If you ever join a swap where the requirements say the postcard should be unwritten, please feel free to write on it (if you want to of course). I like them so much better that way and I of course won't rate you down for doing so :D

  • Party Planning: I celebrate pretty much anything, and I absolutely love party planning. I think if I wasn’t an interpreter I’d be working as a party planner, or an interior designer, I’m super passionate about both things, so that means I’m always happy to throw a party and decorate my house. I’m always thinking about the next upcoming event and love the fact that my family jumps on board right away. I'm great with decorating, my mom is an awesome cook and my sister loves to help her. And my brother and dad, well…they love to eat, so we make a pretty good team. I'm always happy to receive cute paper napkins, paper straws, place cards, balloons, party invites, gift bags (for party favors), party decor, you get the idea. All items and themes are welcomed, Halloween, Christmas, Spring, Summer, Winter, Fall, Classic, Vintage, Tea Party, Picnic....anything really!

  • Favorite themes: Cats, animals, galaxy, unicorns, mermaids, geometric shapes, glitter, girly, airmail, Alice in Wonderland, The Wizard of Oz, tea party, little red riding hood, fairy tales, vintage, kitchen, Christmas, Halloween (love folk art!), pretty much every holiday. I also love anything with little houses or matryoshkas!

  • Favorite colors: Pink!! Rosegold, gold, turquoise, white, green, blue….I like bright colors and pretty much anything that glitters. I like pastel colors as well and neon too.

  • Eco friendly: I don't mind receiving opened/used items, as long as they're not rubbish of course. So any cling on stamps, stamp pads, opened/incomplete packs with paper goodies/stickers.....reused/recycled/upcycled envelopes and other items, yes please! I love getting eco friendly goodies in the mail.

  • Religion: I'm not a religious person, so I’d prefer if you didn’t send me religious items. I do like Buddhism though, as a philosophy more than a religion, so Buddhist items are welcomed.

  • Beauty: I’m a huge fan of beauty products, makeup and glitter. Glitter is life. I only use (certified) cruelty free brands, which are super easy to find. Here’s PETA’s list of brands that don’t do animal testing and here’s the list of brands that do test on animals. Some of my favorite (affordable) brands are Wet n' Wild, NYX, Essence, Catrice, Physicians Formula, E.L.F., Burt's Bees, EcoTools, Bath & Body Works, The Body Shop, DM, Balea. I also love Too Faced, Urban Decay, Jeffrey Star, Kat Von D, Anastasia Beverly Hills, Milani, Tarte. Favorite beauty products: Facial masks, hair masks, hand lotion, feet lotion, bath bombs, shower gel, etc. Favorite makeup products: Eyeshadows, eyeliners, highlighters, primers, colored mascara, brushes, blush. I love every single color, gold, silver, black, pink, peach (I love anything peach!), purple, etc. (I have fair skin, blond hair and green eyes btw). Dislikes: Animal tested products, foundations, primers, anything that needs to be matched with the skin tone (because it's best if I pick them myself).

  • I have no use for: Coloring books, kiddie/reward stickers, I’m not a big fan of kawaii but if I receive something I can’t use I’ll just give it to someone else. Since I'm a vegetarian, please no leather or feathers, thank you!

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Whishlist

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I’ll use this section to name some of the things I’m currently into, items I can’t easily find here, or some of the collections I’m building. Just in case there’s something you can help me with, but please know I'm very easy to please and if you were kind enough to make or pick anything else for me, I'm sure I'll love it.

I’m working on a recipe smash book and I’ve received lots of recipe cards and other paper goodies I can use in it, but since I’m planning to make some more smash books and this is a theme I really love, I’m always happy to get recipe cards (blank or with veggie recipes) and other kitchen themed paper goodies.

My next projects in line are unicorn/mermaid themed, and both items are not easily found here, so I’d be happy to get my hands on some more of these goodies. I’m also obsessed with anything fall related, and I’ve been in such a fall mood all year long!

Pompom trim! I love it! Enamel dots, Nuvo Drops (jewel, crystal, glitter, crystal gloss), shaped sequins, alphabet stickers, Distress ink pads. I’m a big fan of Flow magazine, love their paper goodies!

Some teas I'd love to find: I love Bigelow tea and I've been obsessed with flavors like "Caramel Apple", "Eggnog'n", "Ginger Snappish", "English Tea Time", "Peppermint Bark", "Pumpkin Spice" and "Salted Caramel". I also love Karel Capek teas, any of those gorgeous teabags would get me over the moon!

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Collections

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I collect anything Alice in Wonderland, including books with different illustrations. I don’t have a huge collection, but I love getting my hands on anything Alice related, postcards, stamps, paper goodies, I’m happy with anything I can add to my collection.

I also collect fridge magnets from different countries, touristic and unique/cute ones as well. I have tons of them now and a big percentage is thanks to all the wonderful swappers who've contributed to my collection ♥

Postage stamps, my mom has a huge collection that she started when she was a kid and I've started to contribute with some stamps as well (thanks to some lovely swappers). I also like to save the really cute ones for my smash journal.

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Books, Movies & Music

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For the past few years I’ve begun to really love books, and now I’m always reading something! It all stated when I was a kid and discovered Harry Potter, and several years later, I realized there were tons of other interesting books that I’d enjoy reading. My favorite genre is murder mystery, I love Agatha Christie and Agatha Raisin. I also love classic children’s books like Anne of Green Gables, Little Women, Heidi and A Little Princess (I bought the Puffin in Bloom collection and love it!). I have a super cozy reading nook in my room and I’ve been adding new books to my shelf. I want to get my hands on a few more classics, and finish reading The Fairy Tales of Brothers Grimm and Fairytales of Hans Christian Andersen, which are some of my favorite books (plus the covers and illustrations are gorgeous!). I also love seasonal books, like fall books, Christmas books and I’ve been building a small collection of those as well. You can check my Goodreads profile here and my Book Depository wishlist here, I prefer a million times Better World Books though, I just love used books and finding great deals!

I also love reading magazines, I love the Issuu app, I have tons of digital magazines saved on my profile. Too bad Tea Time Magazine is no longer there, I love that magazine.

Favorite movies: I love comedy, action, fantasy, classic and Christmas movies. I can’t watch horror movies. Some of my faves are Wedding Crashers, Love Actually, Just Friends, The Wizard of Oz, Alice in Wonderland (the Disney version), Julie & Julia, Superbad, Ironman, The Avengers, It’s a Wonderful Life, Breakfast at Tiffany’s, Vertigo, Rear Window, Charade, among so many others!

Favorite tv shows: Downton Abbey, Mr. Selfridge, Call the Midwife, Vicious, Sherlock, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, This is Us, Friends, True Blood, Gossip Girl, Outlander, The Great British Bake Off (with Mary Berry), Cuckoo (1st season only), The Fresh Prince of Bel Air, Somebody Feed Phil, Stay Here, The World’s Most Extraordinary Homes, Grace & Frankie.

Favorite music: I love pop, rap and electronic music, and I love partying and dancing! Some of my favorite artists are Clean Bandit, Avicii, Tiesto, David Guetta, Martin Garrix, Martin Solveig, Flo Rida, Justin Timberlake, Drake, Snoop Dogg, 50 Cent, Katy Perry, Rihanna, Lady Gaga, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Ke$ha, Eminem, The Black Eyed Peas.

Thanks for stopping by!

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Ratings

knitterofhats rated for FS: Flat stocking stuffer on Dec 8, 2018
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Comment: Thanks!
Response: :) Have a fun Christmas!
mylove4craft rated for Happy Mail, Yay! #29 on Dec 2, 2018
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Comment: Beautiful!! Thank you!!
Response: Glad you liked it! Thanks for the rating and the heart!
LadyJo rated for FS: Flat stocking stuffer on Nov 27, 2018
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Comment: Thank you for the beautiful card and gift! I will wait to open the gift. It is tempting to open now but I will wait!
Response: I know the feeling, I'm feeling the same way with my presents hehe, thanks for the rating, hope you like the present!
hazelwitch3 rated for FS: Flat stocking stuffer on Nov 23, 2018
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Comment: Thank you for the exciting looking envelope! I've put it away and will come back to rate properly when I open it in December.
Response: Yay! I hope you like what I sent you, looking forward to hearing back from you. Have a fun Christmas!
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Comment: I finally received them. Thank you for the very fun and orange-y Pocket Letter (: Hope your Halloween was great!
Response: Thanks for the rating and the heart.
JoanH rated for Noche de Brujas #3 on Oct 26, 2018
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Comment: Gracias Mila!! Estaba muy lindo, sobretodo la tarjeta. Y los chocolates muy ricos también.
Response: ¡Qué rico que te haya gustado todo, iba con mucho cariño! Gracias por la nota y el corazón.
HippieChick rated for Happy Mail, Yay! - Halloween #3 on Oct 22, 2018
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Comment: SQUEEE!! I love this envelope so much! I am thrilled to have the ghosty shaker. :) And I am excited to try this tea. Thank you so much for the awesome goodies! <3
Response: Yay!! I had so much fun with that swap, so glad you enjoyed it :) Thanks for the rating and the heart!
HippieChick rated for Treat Yo Self on Oct 20, 2018
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Comment: Oh my goodness! 😍💖😍💖 I don't even know where to start in this amazing package! Thank you so much. I am so excited to try everything, as is the rest of my house. I may have to hide some goodies. Haha! True, Milo is very popular here but I have never actually tried it so that will be fun to taste. And I have had iced Mate but never hot, but I do enjoy it! I would love to swap again anytime you like. Thank you for a fabulous experience in a box. 😄
Response: Hi girl! So happy you enjoyed this swap, I truly enjoyed packaging everything up for you :) Have fun trying out the goodies and yesss, let's definitely swap again! Thanks for the fabulous rating!
DRMOM rated for CPG: Snail Mail Kit - Global on Oct 13, 2018
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Comment: Wow! Thank you for the beautiful snail mail kit. The work and detail you put into this really shows. Beautiful.
Response: Thanks for the rating and the heart! I'm glad you liked this swap, I had a really good time putting it together for you :)
sabbysteg rated for FS: Halloween Greetings on Oct 13, 2018
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Comment: This was so super cute, I did not know that the coffin was called a shaker card but that's so cool! Wonderful card, I love it! :) Happy Halloween!
Response: I'm so glad you liked this swap! Yes, I got a Fuse tool his year and I've been so into making shaker cards, they're so much fun to make! Thanks for the rating and the heart, have a happy Halloween you too!
LadyJo rated for FS: A Day With Me #2 on Oct 11, 2018
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Comment: Thank you for the great letter, the great tea, the cocoa which I can't wait to have, and the flag. I love the nail color too! The recipe will be great! I never made that, but have had it before. I enjoyed that dessert. I hope you host this swap again! It is a fun one! It was neat to get a look inside someone's else culture. All the best!
Response: Yay! I'm happy you liked everything and want to try the recipe, it's so good! I had a really good time working on this swap, will definitely keep hosting more rounds. Thanks for the rating and the heart!
AmericanHeiress rated for FS: Halloween Greetings on Oct 9, 2018
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Comment: Camila thanks for your amazing Halloween Card. Arrived today. Appreciate all your hard work and the cool stickers 💋
Response: I'm so happy you liked it! I loved making my own Halloween cards this year, thanks for the rating and the heart!
EllenWilGraagPost rated for Happy Mail, Yay! #28 on Oct 6, 2018
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Comment: Thank you soooo much again for the really Happy Mail!!! Yay!!! :-D I love it all. The envelope was so very nice (I almost kept it unpacked, too lovely to open ;-) And the flourish, kind of paisley orange purple washi is so VERY adorable <3 Thanks for your kind words too! XO - Ellen
Response: It's always a pleasure to swap with you and I'm so happy you liked this swap and enjoyed the washis!! I had the best time putting this swap together for you. Thanks for the rating and the heart!
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Comment: Thanks so much for the wonderful package. I really enjoy everything. I love the clear envelope that it was sent in. I'll have to find some of those.
Response: I'm so happy you liked the swap!! I got a set of those envelopes in different colors on Aliexpress btw. Have a great fall and thanks for the rating and the heart!
zoev1975 rated for FS: My Favorite Things on Sep 25, 2018
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Comment: Thank you so much! I absolutely love the mermaid bookmark you made me! I gave put it straight into my planner, so I will see it every day. I would love to arrange some private swaps with you!
Response: Oh Zoe I'm so happy you liked the swap and the mermaid bookmark, it's one of my favorites actually hehe. A private swap would be awesome :)
khronicole rated for FS: Tea for Every Season on Sep 21, 2018
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Comment: First of all, thank you so much for hosting the swap! Can't wait to try all the teas(and extras), they all arrived in great condition :) I enjoyed reading what seasons they represented. Have a nice day!
Response: Oh I'm glad you liked this swap, hope you like the teas I chose for each season. Thanks for the rating and the heart!
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Comment: Mila muchas gracias por el swap y la preocupación, casi casi me quedo sin swap por segunda vez :( pero menos mal mi vecino se dió cuenta :) el swap en sí está muy lindo, me gustaron mucho las estampillas y el set navideño (para tenerlo presente para futuros swap), muchas gracias de nuevo, un abrazo!!
Response: Qué rico que te haya gustado todo y que hayas podido recuperar el swap, ¡menos mal! Gracias por la nota y el corazón :)
Avi rated for Happy Mail, Yay! #27 on Aug 27, 2018
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Comment: Thank you, love the notecard
Response: Glad you liked it!
Vee14 rated for Tea Lovers #5 on Aug 20, 2018
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Comment: Hola! hoy llegó el swap y debo de decir que ha sido el sobre más hermoso que he residido en mi vida. Muchas gracias por los tecitos, ojalá pronto tener tiempo para disfrutarlos frente a una peli o un libro antes que se acabe el frio. Cariños!
Response: Qué rico que te haya gustado el sobre y los tecitos, disfrútalos porque son muy ricos hehe. Ese sobre es de un set que compré hace ene en Aliexpress, si buscas "sobre translúcido" te van a salir un montón de sobres lindos, entre los cuales está el set que yo compré, que tiene varios colores :) Muchas gracias por la nota y el corazón!
ale80 rated for Happy Mail, Yay! - Crazy Cat Ladies on Aug 20, 2018
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Comment: Gracias Mila por tu hermoso swap, me encantó! El sobre te quedó lindo-lindo-lindo y amé la postal, los stickers y las lentejuelas dando vueltas en medio de los gatitos. Amé este swap con todo mi corazón, gracias!
Response: Ale, qué rico que te haya gustado este swap, me entretuve tanto decorando el sobre y eligiendo los regalitos!! Yo creo que el otro año hay que repetirlo :) Gracias por la nota y el corazón!

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Comments

Hell0Z0mbie on Dec 6, 2018:

You're so sweet... I just wanted to tell you your comment in FOPS last night made me really happy! :)

anicka22 on Aug 31, 2018:

Happy birthday dear friend, hope you have a wonderful day and got spoiled. Lots of love, Anicka

susieq11 on Aug 31, 2018:

Happy Birthday!!!!!

zoev1975 on Aug 10, 2018:

Thank you for your lovely welcome! I would love to do a private swap with you, whenever you would like xx

renmagpie on Jun 12, 2018:

I just received such a sweet and wonderful card from you - from April it looks like. Thank you so, so much for taking the time to send me a lovely note and the stickers for cheer. You are the prime example of what keeps me coming back to this site. A million hugs to you. xoxoxoxo

Mye on Jun 9, 2018:

Camila, thank you very much for the washi samples you sent me for the Cheap Postage Tag You're It!!! And thanks for the stamps too ❤❤❤

anicka22 on May 29, 2018:

Thank you so much for the beautiful happy mail RAK!

anicka22 on May 22, 2018:

Thank you for the teas and the beautiful stickers. Just drink pepermunt & lemon and it is delicious!

simcoe54 on May 17, 2018:

The animal postcards arrived and I love them. They are perfect for my collection. Thanks for your generosity.

isamanthax on May 12, 2018:

Hello :) Thank you for checking in. I do believe I did not receive it. But do not worry, it is alright. :) I believe you did send it out, I just think it got lost lol.

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