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oflifeandlists
Date Joined: February 2, 2015
Last Online: June 15, 2018
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

sebastian122 rated for KSU: 5 LARGE sticker flakes on Jun 11, 2018
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Comment: Of course I love them! I hope the missing bag turns up soooooon. xoxo
sebastian122 rated for KSU: Envelopes on Jun 11, 2018
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Comment: I have to say, there are some truly lovely envelopes here. Thank you so much for sharing them!
asddsa28 rated for KSU: What's new, pussy cat? on Jun 1, 2018
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Comment: thank you soo much! what beautiful mail art! i love everything so pretty. thanks so much!
foxyfoxy rated for KSU: Traveling Kawaii Stickers R34 on May 30, 2018
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Comment: Thank you so much!
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Comment: Thank you for the cute sticker sack and extras! :D
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Comment: Thank you for the cute zentangle card :) This was an hard to figure it out swap for me too and you did a great job! ;)
asddsa28 rated for KSU: Traveling Kawaii Stickers R33 on May 2, 2018
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Comment: thank you soo much! i love the envelopes. I will get these a moving.
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Comment: Thank you for the Zentangle ATC you made. It is very nice.
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Comment: Thank you for the goodies, and the postcards!!!
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Comment: Just too cute!!!!!
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Comment: Just delightful, thanks so much!!!
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Comment: Such a fun assortment!! I love it all, especially the adorable Pompompurin diecuts. ♥♥♥ Thank you!
paperpusher rated for KSU: Sticker Flake Postcard on Jan 29, 2018
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Comment: You used so many of my favorites on there! So cool! Thank you! I hope you get to do the weekend traveling. =) Sounds great to me, too!
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Comment: i LOVE all the pastel in this little envelope and on the outside! thank you so much ♥ its all just perfect!
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Comment: Thanks so much for making my Christmas a little more kawaii.
turboneko rated for KSU: 25 Kawaii Flakes on Dec 23, 2017
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Comment: Thank you for all the cuties and for the season greetings! Happy holidays <3
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Comment: Thank you for the wonderful Christmas card and sticker flakes. I'll try to use up the Sanrio Xmas ones in the next few days. As always, you deco-taped envelope is fabulous. You have a great collection of washi tape.
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Comment: Gotten and passed along. Too fun!!!!
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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). =) **UPDATE 12-15** Wow, thanks so much for the adorable My Melody memo pad! I've never seen one like this, I love it! =)
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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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Comments

sebastian122 on May 26, 2018:

Happy Summer!

raniheartspaper on May 9, 2018:

Thank you so much for contributing to my Kawaii Sticker Flake bag! You're the best!

asddsa28 on May 5, 2018:

thank you soo much for contributing to my kawaii sticker postcard I love it! so meany stickers!

asddsa28 on Apr 21, 2018:

Thank you so much for contributing stickers on my kawaii postcard! I love it!

iamred on Feb 8, 2018:

got the pastel washi samples today! thank you so much! ..its all so pretty ♥

sebastian122 on Dec 28, 2017:

SO COOL! Got R4 of the nesting envelopes and WOW, that's a lot of swag!! Thanks so much!! XOXOXOX

raniheartspaper on Dec 23, 2017:

xmas

Happy Holidays from raniheartspaper!

raniheartspaper on Dec 23, 2017:

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Candace, thank you so much for the memo sheets and sticker flakes for R3 of the nesting envelopes swap. I love the selection and the washi tapes on the envelope is super cute! Thank you again!

manders2280 on Dec 15, 2017:

Thank you for Round 1 - sticker flakes and your always wonderful packaging!

tiggerkitn25 on Dec 15, 2017:

A BIG thank you for the KSU: Nesting Envies round 2! Thanks so much for the sticker flakes and memos, a lot were new to me! You have the greatest washi tape too! =)

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