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nolagirl

nolagirl
Date Joined: January 29, 2008
Last Online: February 18, 2018
Birthday: August 8
Country: United States

Swap Stuff

I always send out my swaps on time. If I ever have to be late in sending, I will PM you before the deadline. If you have not received something from me please let me know!

I put a lot of time and effort into every swap that I participate in. If, for some reason, you are unhappy with what I sent you please send me a message so I can make it right.

About Me

I'm not easily offended and I don't mind receiving odd and off-the-wall things. I love handmade things that aren't mainstream. I'm open to all religions, but I am not a part of any organized religion. I'm particularly attracted to goddess imagery.

I also love shopping at thrift stores, though I rarely have time to go anymore. I have a great collection of small (and some large) vintage owls that I have collected over the years. If you happen to have one hiding in a closet I'll take him! :)

My favorite colors are dark orange, black and gray. I also like shades of green, moss and olive mostly. You know those ugly colors from the 70's? I love those colors. :) I'm not fond of pink or pastels, but I do like those colors mixed with dark brown. I LOVE polka dots and circle prints, especially black and white.

Try to learn to breathe deeply, really to taste food when you eat, and when you sleep really to sleep. Try as much as possible to be wholly alive with all your might, and when you laugh, laugh like hell. And when you get angry, get good and angry. Try to be alive. You will be dead soon enough. ~ William Saroyan

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Favorite Crafts

I love altered art! I like things that are fun, quirky, unusual and unexpected. I love recycled and junk art. Handmade things mean so much more to me than store bought stuff. I would love for you to sign your handmade items somewhere if possible! I also don't mind receiving ATCs that are extra lumpy or extend beyond the traditional dimensions.

Things I like to make:

  • Altered Bottlecaps
  • Shrines
  • ATCs
  • Whimsy Jars
  • Art dolls
  • Stuffies
  • Polymer clay thingys
  • Smash Books / Junk Journals (I've been making these since I was a child - before I knew they had a name!)
  • Cards, tags and other paper projects
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Things I Like

I don't really plan to join many swaps for "stuff." I'm listing a few things I like here just in case, and so you can get an idea of who I am. Please don't be limited by this list. I swap to connect with people and get fun surprises in the mail, so feel free to send anything you think I will like!

Some Things I Like:

  • Interesting / Unique jewelry (handmade is great)
  • Drawing / Art Supplies
  • Dr. Who
  • Blind Box Toys
  • Halloween, especially vintage Halloween. I'm not a huge fan of cute Halloween stuff, but crafty Halloween supplies would be welcomed at any time of the year.
  • A stuffie, amigurumi, or something made by you. I love handmade things!
  • Anything goddess related.
  • Fleur-de-lis stuff
  • Skulls and skeletons (but not really pirate stuff). We have a collection of hand carved wooden skeletons from Mexico.
  • Day of the Dead
  • Wooden prayer beads
  • Vintage postcards (love cards that have been stamped and mailed) or other vintage ephemera
  • Crafty things I can use - vintage buttons, alcohol inks, bamboo tiles, PearlEx powders or other pigments, glue sticks, textured paper, charms, embroidery floss and needles, essential oils, ATC blanks, rubber stamps
  • Vintage images to use in collages
  • Pages from non-English books, old sheet music, or dictionary pages
  • Handmade gift tags or cards for birthdays or other events
  • Random bits of interesting papers or ephemera
  • Washi tape
  • Interesting rocks, geodes or fossils
  • Something unique from where you live
  • Anything that you love and want to share - It's fun to discover something new!

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Dislikes

I'm really not that picky or hard to please, but there are some things that I would rather not receive. I don't want you to waste money sending me something that I won't use. Some things that I don't really need:

  • Anything with a heavy fragrance added (especially floral scents - they give me a headache! I do like verbena and citrus a lot)
  • Craft supplies for children (foam stickers, pom poms, plastic beads, etc.)
  • Girly stuff (Hello Kitty, Disney, etc.)
  • Mint flavored candy
  • Coffee
  • Bath products (except handmade soaps)
  • Stuffed animals (except handmade)
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I don't like country style, Mary Engelbright or anything like that.

Favorite Books

I love to read, and I'll read almost anything. I'm not crazy about science fiction, romance or historical fiction, but anything else is fine. I enjoy both fiction and non-fiction, and I'm usually reading one of each.

I read most of my book on my Kindle Fire now. I didn't think I would like an e-reader, but I really do! I get most of me books from the library or from this website. So many good books to choose from!

My Family

In case I join swaps for family members:

My nephew - 9 years old. He likes:

  • Pokemon cards - Any kind will do. He doesn't play the game but he collects the cards in a binder. If you have some extra cards that you want to get rid of let's set up a swap!
  • Lego
  • Little craft kits

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Ratings

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Comment: Thank you for the sweet card! This was such an awesome idea!
PeliKat rated for Serendipity Envelopes #3 on Feb 12, 2018
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Comment: First of all, I love that you used so many stamps you used to mail this swap! I loved all the little things you included, especially the tiny envelopes and postcards. The sock monkey note paper was fun! And I can't wait to use the King Kong card in a project. Thanks so much for a great swap!!!
Whippet rated for CPG Valentine's Day Card - US only on Feb 12, 2018
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Comment: Thank you Traci for the artful Love Valentine's Day card & the extras. Hope you have a Happy Valentine's Day.
janski48 rated for Serendipity Envelopes #3 on Feb 12, 2018
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Comment: Thanks so much for the great Enive of papers! I already have plans for some pieces!
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Comment: Thank you
denisedecker58 rated for Stuff the Mailbox #5 on Feb 11, 2018
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Comment: Thank you!
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Comment: Thank you for the lovely card. I hope that you will have a nice Valebtine's day.
PoetaMisteriosa rated for ANIMAL ART POSTCARD SWAP on Feb 7, 2018
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Comment: Thank you for postcard. Thank you I love foxs 😃
Miofrominduetime rated for Stuff the Mailbox #5 on Feb 3, 2018
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Comment: Thank you for you envelope full of goodies
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Comment: Thank you! Your card was so beautiful.
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Comment: Thank you!
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Comment: Thank you so much ❣️❣️
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Comment: Thank you for the cute Valentine's Day card. Grayson loved seeing his name in the mail box. Happy ♥ Day!
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Comment: Thanks for the cute card and goodies!
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Comment: Thank you so much for addressing the card to my daughter & her fiancé. They will be thrilled! Happy Valentine's Day <3
heavenboundlj rated for Stuff the Mailbox #5 on Jan 30, 2018
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Comment: Thank you.
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Comment: Thank you for the card and the goodies. I love the bookmark!
DaiziDruke rated for Valentine's Day Card Swap #3 on Jan 30, 2018
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Comment: Love the children’s art project card and the extras! Thank you!
Macw1975 rated for CPG Year of the Dog PC - US only on Jan 30, 2018
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Comment: Cool postcard & great stamps! Thank you!
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Comments

VivaLaDiane on Nov 8, 2017:

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ladydy5 on Mar 24, 2015:

Welcome to 9 Little Pockets. Enjoy the swaps.

libertylithium on Mar 22, 2015:

WOW thank you so much for sending me the goodies from my amazon wishlist :) I love the vintage postcards and the adorable frog stickers! What a nice surprise this was to open :) you are the sweetest! Thank you and a thousand hearts <3 <3 <3 <3

crescendo on Mar 12, 2015:

WOW-WEEEEE Thank you SO much for the huge package of chocolate for my March wish in AATW group! An entire box of my fave cocoa, the bottle of syrup, (I had no idea that existed!), the yummy looking local Easter candy, the PC and the thoughtful birthday card. WOW I am blown away by your generosity. Opening a mailbox fullll of chocolate IS a happy mail day!! Will try to pace myself, heh.

shreve on Mar 11, 2015:

You are the best!!! My AATW box came today and I was blown away by how special it was. You totally made my day. I had a flat tire today and I needed a pick me up:) Thank you!!!

MiRdLHWY43 on Mar 11, 2015:

Thank you so much for the generous box of NO treats for AATW. I cant wait to try them all out! More in the PM😊 xo La

drgngirl on Feb 26, 2015:

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Thank you for my February wishes from AATW! I love the penguin! I will definitely look into that website. Thanks again!

sweetpea22 on Feb 20, 2015:

Thank you so much for my February wishes~~ All About the Wishes!! I love everything!!

Candyn29 on Feb 19, 2015:

pretty cool!

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Roseg on Feb 17, 2015:

For the note cards and stickers you sent me for February wish list in "AATW".

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