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oflifeandlists
Date Joined: February 2, 2015
Last Online: November 20, 2017
Birthday: January 25, 1988
Country: United States
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About Me

Hello! I'm Candace and I discovered swapping a few years back on the BPAL forum and have been addicted to swaps ever since. For me, the best part of the swap is putting together something for your partner - it's a great way to get to know someone and it's nice to think that whatever you send will (hopefully) be a bright spot in their day.

General Likes

Colors: Purple, pink, black are favorites. The only colors I don't really like is orange, yellow, lime green, neons (neon is fine as accents but as a main color, no).

Beverage: I'm a tea drink - not a fan of coffee or hot chocolate. I like fruit flavored teas, though nothing too tart. I also tend to drink it straight (no cream or sugar), though I intend to try out honey as a sweetener

I have no allergies

Themes: Alice in Wonderland, Sideshow/Carnival, Zodiac, Card Suits, Chess

I collect coin banks, playing cards, plush toys.

Favorite Crafts

My main crafting hobby is knitting. I would like to re-teach myself how to crochet.

Crafts I would like to learn: spinning, felting, embroidery

At some point, I'd like to get back into cosplay or just sewing in general though I need to get a new sewing machine. I still consider myself quite the beginner, but have always enjoyed the process of making something that I could actually wear.

Favorite Books

I'm all about fantasy and scifi, but also enjoy mystery and horror. Always looking to discover new authors. History, sociology, and psychology are some of my favorite non-fiction topics.

Paranormal romance annoys me and the fact that it's everywhere is equally annoying. Please do not send anything of this nature. Romance has it's place, but I like it to be at a minimum, not the focus.

I admit, I do judge a book by it's cover. I'm not impressed with the cover art of most scifi/fantasy books these days, as it all looks very photoshop and could easily be the cover of a romance novel. If something of that nature is sent to me, please give a plea on why I should give it a chance (I'll always try to read the first chapters of any book I receive in a swap, but it's also fun to hear the reasoning of why it was sent).

Favorite Series: The Dresden Files, The Belgariad/The Malloreon, The Elenium/The Tamuli, The Incarnations of Immortality

Favorite Books: Something Wicked This Way Comes

I also love manga - and will basically read anything. I do tend to stick with my genres, but I'm more inclined to read romance heavy titles in this format than in a novel (I'm not sure why). A big fan of CLAMP (I lament that X/1999 will probably never be finished). I'm behind on all the series that I used to read and am now just getting back into reading manga.

In Regards to Swapping...

I generally love everything that I receive in swaps. As long as you put thought into it, or effort and love into hand made items, it's very appreciated.

There are certain items that I prefer to receive that are of higher quality, mostly decorations/ornaments. There can be some really great stuff that can come from places like the Dollar Store, but these items are the ones I'm really particular about.

Stationery: I love getting new stationery. Letter sets, note cards, and stickers are what I usually buy. Wishlist wants: Washi tape and smalll gift bags.

Stickers: I thought I'd expand on this topic as sticker swaps are my favorite to join. I'm pretty happy with most 'style' of stickers (holo, puffy, flat, etc) and I'm happy with sheets and flakes. I mostly stick to Kawaii brands but really I'm good with any brand. I love holiday stickers especially for Halloween. Size is not an issue either.

DO NOT SEND

  • Reward Stickers
  • Stickers geared toward scrapbooking
  • List pads
  • Hot chocolate/coffee

Smoke-free home, but my roommate does have a cat.

Kawaii

I like letter sets, memos, badges (pinback buttons), pencil case/makeup bags, and plushies. And I love stickers - whether on a sheet or flakes.

I'm mostly focusing on stickers and washi right now - it's been months since I've bought a new memo (though I've seen plenty that I want).

San-X

  • Sentimental Circus
  • Nyan Nyan Nyanko
  • Tarepanda
  • Chou-Fleur

Sanrio

  • Cinnamoroll
  • Purin
  • Pochacco
  • Little Twin Stars
  • Bonbonribbon

    Really the only characters I'm not a fan of is Kirimi and Gudetama (though he's beginning to grow on me).

Other Brands

  • Delicious Obake Ghost (Q-Lia)
  • Alice in Wonderland (various)
  • Kamio Fairytale
  • Sugar Puffy (Mind Wave)
  • Secret Magic of Night (Q-Lia)

Currently looking for:

  • Vintage Little Twin Stars
  • Lloromannic
  • Pero & Ropi (preferably, a full memo instead of loose sheets)

Ratings

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Comment: Thanks for the wrapped stocking stuffer! I will come back and update your rating after Christmas (if I can wait that long, lol). =)
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Comment: I am totally embarrassed. Before I headed off to tutoring this afternoon, I found last Tuesday's mail in my bag of tutoring tools. This swap was one of the pieces of mail. So, they arrived safe and sound, a week ago.
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Comment: =D It's here!!!
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Comment: Too cute!!!
asddsa28 rated for KSU: Brand New Sticker Sack on Oct 13, 2017
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Comment: omg i love it it is tea related!! thank you thank you and the note is candy mako!!! thank you thank you!
manders2280 rated for KSU: New Kawaii Sticker Sheet! on Oct 4, 2017
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Comment: Thank you for all the glittery cuties!
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Comment: Soooooo cute!!!!
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Comment: thank for the bags! I will do them and mail them to there owners this week.
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Comment: Yay, thank you! I can't wait to move the new bags along. Thank you also for the extra flakes.
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Comment: Love the flakes and extras, Thank you!
turboneko rated for KSU: Kawaii Kitties on Aug 17, 2017
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Comment: Thank you for all the cute kitties! :D
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Comment: Thank you for the stickers and memos!
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Comment: Thanks!
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Comment: Thank you for all the cute stickers 😊
iamred rated for KSU: 🐱 15 Cat Sticker Flakes on Aug 8, 2017
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Comment: thank you for the cute cats and mini memos! =)
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Comment: thank you! ♥
turboneko rated for KSU: Join now, Mail Monday! on Jul 23, 2017
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Comment: Thank you for all the goodies, love everything :)
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Comment: Thank you so much for the flake sack, I love it! Never seen this cat design before =^.^=
sebastian122 rated for KSU: Itty Bitty Treat on Jul 4, 2017
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Comment: WAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!! Love it all!!
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Comment: Thank you so much! Your envelope was so pretty, I didn't want to open it at all. The items inside was awesome as well. Thank you!

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Comments

manders2280 on Aug 30, 2017:

Thank you for the sticker sack - it's one I don't have. I'll add it to my box of sticker sacks for outgoing swaps. I'm sure my partners will enjoy them too.

May all your boxes be correctly labeled for your move!

raniheartspaper on Aug 17, 2017:

Thank you so much for the wonderful RAK! I absolutely adore everything. You are so sweet!

iamred on Feb 6, 2017:

thank you so much for the beautiful sticker flakes for KSU forum tag 25 sticker flakes! i ♥ them all!

sebastian122 on Jan 25, 2017:

sebastian122 on Jan 24, 2017:

Soooooooon

sebastian122 on Dec 13, 2016:

Good morning!

JazD on Oct 30, 2016:

raniheartspaper on Oct 28, 2016:

halloween

ReadMoreBooks33 on Oct 28, 2016:

iamred on Oct 7, 2016:

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