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Date Joined: February 18, 2013
Last Online: February 17, 2016
Birthday: July 19
Country: United States

About Me

I love swapping, its so exciting to get stuff through the mail- i feel like its Christmas morning all over again opening up the envelopes! Every so often I find myself wondering about why I place such a high value on making things by hand. It could be because of an article I read, or a snippet of conversation I overhear. Occasionally someone comes right out and asks me, "What's the big deal about crafts? Why do you bother?" Sometimes I ask myself the same question Γ’β‚¬β€œ especially on days when I make a mistake and have to start from scratch! There are probably as many different reasons to love crafting as there are crafters, multiplied by minutes in the day Γ’β‚¬β€œ that is, each of us has our own reasons and they probably change over time. Sometimes I love crafting because it's better than cleaning the bathroom. Sometimes I love it because it's just plain fun (that would be anything that involves googly eyes, of course!). And sometimes I love it because it allows me to tell someone how much I love them...in ways that words just can't.But the real reason I love crafting Γ’β‚¬β€œ the thing that never ceases to thrill me about my hobby of choice Γ’β‚¬β€œ is the feeling that when I'm making something, I'm tapping into some sort of magic. It's the idea that I can take raw materials Γ’β‚¬β€œ and, with the perfect mix of time, effort and imagination, turn it into something special. The idea that a tiny, ordinary action, repeated ten-thousandfold, can produce something amazing...its just so fulfilling.

My Art

i love


Victorian..Mari Antoinette....shabby Chick, lace,pearls Anything PINK or IVORY, or brown. sparkly things, Alice in wonderland,Snow White, Fantasy , Renaissance,

pin-up girl/burlesque, mermaids, unicorns,wizard of oz... and anything 80's

Favorite cartoon: Thumper

Favorite 80's characters -my little pony, care bears, rainbow brite, monchi Chris, cabbage patch kids and wonder woman =)

Animals i love:

I have no love for reptiles and spiders...I'm deathly afraid of them..Other than that i love animals-sometimes more than most people!I would give anything to live on a farm completely surrounded by a million of them..seriously! Horses,elephants, pigs, wolves, Dogs - especially Labrador Retrievers and hounds; Bunnies-lops,Cats-Rag dolls,Siamese

Marine life - i especially like sea horses =)

Insects: ladybugs, butterflies

And ofcourse...baby gorillas!

Favorite Television

Game of thrones... my newest addiction =)

I really don't watch much tv but there are a few shows that i watch...Downton Abby,Revenge, Parenthood, Once upon a time, Revolution, House,switched at birth...and cake boss

Favorite Crafts

I love mini books, oh let me count the ways! Small-sized journals and scrapbook albums are the perfect mechanism for capturing a big story in a compact and portable package. There is nothing like a totally doable project to get you really excited about scrap-booking. I just finished working on my first baby boy Mini , and i have a few more that I'm almost done with-my goal this year is to make one for every occasion/theme.Paper piecing and quilling is also alot of fun for me.Recently I've been dabbling with tear bears made from mulberry paper and paper roses- i love making handcrafted flowers. =) I also love smash-books.The act of Smashing into a journal is seriously addicting! I guarantee you that after you've completed your first SMASH page or project, you will never again leave a restaurant without nabbing a coaster or business card, depart from a theme park without a ticket stub, or throw away tags and labels from new clothes.I also keep an art Journal (also known as a visual journal)Its a a way of illustrating your personal writings. There's no right or wrong way to do this because, essentially, you are the only audience...i also do a little sewing and embroidering, but nothing crazy...I also enjoy making chunky charms, clay minis,hair accessories, pins, Zentangles and pop out cards

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Not for me

I really do appreciate the time, effort, thought, and expense that others put into gathering and creating items to complete a swap. Therefore, each item received safely is worth something to me and forever treasured.That being said, please save the following items for someone who would be able to better use them:

Tea,Spiders or creepy insect stuff, holiday related things, religious items,dark/ goth themed, zodiac signs / astrology, new age or anything related to ghosts,paranormal or witchcraft.


Crafting is something I have enjoyed for as long as I can remember.It has always been an outlet for my creativity...and a great way to relieve stress. I guess you could blame my mom .Not only has she been an endless source of inspiration and my best friend, but my mom is largely responsible for the creative spirit I am today. Whether it's a jean blanket made from squares of material cut from well-loved jeans, or used coffee grounds and crushed egg shells as a rich source of garden nutrients, my mom has always been creative in looking for new ways to use old things. This is one important element to creativity, many great inventions reuse ideas and materials, recombining them in new ways, rather than being brand new. This is a skill I saw in action every day as a child. One of the greatest gifts my mom ever gave me was the knowledge that no matter what path I chose or decisions I made, I would have her unconditional love and support. This gave me the courage to try things I wasn't sure I could do, to fail and try again.


I've been having some really annoying issues with my post office people lately, returning my envelopes & packages being stamped "undeliverable" or "used stamped not allowed"!!! Either because my art or the tape being too close to the stamps! ?? I've had to resend a few out already because of it so please please let me know if your package is late, I might have had to resend it...I always try to send my swaps out before the due date if I can't I mail out on the due date. A few times I've had to wait because I'm waiting for something from eBay or etsy - but I will let you know if that's the case.I'd like to keep all my ratings at 5 so please before you decide to give a bad rating- let me know & I promise i will fix it! As far as email swaps, sometimes I will get an email saying I haven't sent when I already have & then the person finds it inside their spam folder...so please check. If that's not the case I will gladly resend - just let me know before rating.

Wish list =)

Things i always love to get =)

anything cute/fun/original/handmade

anything unique


cupcake themed things 
Deco/washi tapes 
chunky charms
postcards, creative envelopes
original/interesting art, posters or photography
paper flowers
seeds of any kind ( i love to garden)
blank note-cards/cards
cute/funky stationary items
art journaling stuff
die cuts any kinds!  i have no cricut =(

         Happy Swapping!!!


dlhwz rated for Mail Me Art | Animals on Jan 25, 2014
Comment: Hi Dunia, I hope everything is ok. We had communicated several times, but I still haven't received this swap. I will be happy to rerate when I receive it.
florenceantonette rated for Send anything #16 on Sep 3, 2013
Comment: Never received this item.
jessielightyear rated for Pintrest- Disney on Aug 8, 2013
basykes rated for One Awesome Swap on Aug 7, 2013
Gingerlei rated for Decorate my profile with... #5 on Aug 5, 2013
Comment: Thanks for decorating my profile with...#5--faeries. I especially liked "the Blue Fairy telling Pinocchio, "Always let your conscience be your guide."
vlhafer54 rated for ~JUST STAMP IT!~ on Jul 30, 2013
Comment: you never signed back on to let me know what happened with this. I never received anything. Willing to re-rate if I ever get anything.
Comment: I never received anything or a response to my pm sent.
sera rated for Kawaii Penpal Questionnaire on Jul 24, 2013
Comment: I'm willing to re-rate if you end up sending the swap.
Aumonae rated for 6x6 Journal Pages #4 on Jul 19, 2013
Comment: Happy to re-rate if I receive anything.
KarlaKC rated for Bible Verse Swap on Jul 11, 2013
Comment: Will be happy to re-rate when I receive the swap. You haven't signed onto SB since June 27th.
ColoradoKate rated for Kawaii Penpal Questionnaire on Jul 2, 2013
Comment: This swap didn't technically meet the swap requirements to use a kawaii brand letterset (two kawaii brand papers with a matching envelope). That said, you did such a lovely job decorating the envelope that I can't bring myself to rate you a 3. Just please be sure you check swap requirements carefully! :) I'm hoping to have a chance to write back this week or next.
DreamScaper rated for Dark Crystal ATC Series #1 - Jen on Jun 30, 2013
Comment: Thank you for the lovely drawing of Jen. When the movie first premiered it only showed in one theater which was in downtown Atlanta. I had to catch two busses (sp?) to get there. But it was incredible on a big screen.
Stacy rated for Make someones day for 46 cents #15 USA on Jun 29, 2013
Comment: Wow! You sent so much! I am so pleased....thanks for your generosity! Nothing more fun than getting a nice big stuffed envelope in the mail...
MeganSR rated for Pinterest - Free Printables on Jun 29, 2013
Comment: Thanks for sharing your board! :)
Houstonsgal rated for Vintage ATC w/ a Yellow Rose on Jun 27, 2013
Comment: Thanks for the ATC. It is a beautiful addition to my collection.
StarMouse rated for Rainbow Mailart Postcard - USA on Jun 25, 2013
Comment: I'm a pushover for rainbows! Thanks.
trelviastreasures rated for ~Send Some Paper Stuff~ 3 on Jun 23, 2013
Comment: thanks loved it all................(:

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lou on Jul 31, 2013:

Hi there - sending you a private message - All the best, Lou from WIYM group

KarlaKC on Jul 8, 2013:

Hi, Dunia Loppe!

I PM'd you, but wanted to leave a Comment here in case you see it first.

I haven't received the Bible Verse Swap which ended June 27th. You haven't signed on since June 27th and it is still up on your Dashboard.

Let me know how you're doing? I hope all is alright.

Snoskimouse on Jul 5, 2013:

Hey Dunia :)

Just to let you know I still haven't seen hide nor hair of the letter sent in May, perhaps it's on its way back to you or I just have to be a bit more patient!

Sal x

FlowerChild91 on Jun 3, 2013:

Decorate my profile with... #9 Rainbows swap!

Sorry for the late comment! I hope you enjoy my rainbows :)


nyanSan on May 31, 2013:

Decorate my profile with... #9 ~ Rainbows. I hope you'll enjoy those sweet rainbows :).

tiggerkitn25 on May 28, 2013:

Welcome to the I LOVE Kawaii group! Please read Kawaii 101 written by @ColoradoKate to understand our group rules and expectations. Thanks! =)

Snoskimouse on May 28, 2013:

Oooh good luck to the little envelope! I hope it gets here soon :3

nginn1 on May 27, 2013:

Decorate #9 - rainbow

LaLaLove on May 23, 2013:

Decorate my Profile with Black and White Swap:

KSENiA on May 22, 2013:

Γ’Λœβ€ Decorate my profile with... #5Γ’Λœβ€ 

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