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paperpusher

paperpusher
Date Joined: November 27, 2013
Last Online: August 22, 2017
Birthday: October 8
Country: United States

About Me


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I am so appreciative of those swappers who take the time to send me happy mail ! Every bit of mail makes me feel special because someone went to the trouble just for me! :) Thank you all!

Hi! My name's Beth. I'm a reliable swapper, share ad min job in a great facebook USA swap group and ran one international Yahoo group for a time, belonged to several others (until postage went sky high.) Was in the penpal world for about 23 years and still friends with a lot of my original pals- plus so many newer ones- although these days, with facebook, we enjoy talking there instead. Started swapping on a regular basis several years ago and really enjoy it!

Things I love to do : Besides paper crafting, I love drawing, painting, and photography, gardening, driving/ sightseeing....

I'm in love with nature and all animals. I even love most insects and creepy crawlies!

I have 2 very spoiled Chihuahuas and one pit bull, and a varying amount of cats since it's well-known in the stray cat world that a free meal can always be found at our house. :) I ADORE cats but am really allergic to them and have to take several meds to be around them- which means no fur kids are ever allowed into my craft room....

I've been married to my best friend for 28 years and am the mom of 3 adult children and also work full time as office manager at our manufacturing company. I live on a used-to-be farm in a small town in the southern state of Mississippi. I have lived in Alaska, Missouri, Kansas, and Louisiana and have visited 17 states and part of Canada. Our business and paying for college keeps us near home these days but hopefully someday we'll get to do some traveling....

I always read the profiles of my partners and include something extra I think they'll enjoy. Every swap is personal to me! I send most swaps out within a day or two of partners being assigned (the make new items might take a bit longer). If I don't receive a rating by you in a reasonable time, I'll contact you to make sure you've received your swap. I never flake on any swap so if you don't get mail from me, something has happened in transit and I would appreciate the chance to resend. I rate swaps received as I open them to make sure no one is missed. Please know I'll give great ratings for great swappers and hope you'll do the same when you see that I am a great swapper too :) I will never give a rating of 1 without first trying to resolve the swap! Please note that I mark sent when my swap gets dropped in the box at the post office. Mail dropped off in the evenings will be postmarked the next day, or on the following Monday if it's dropped into the box on Saturday evening or Sunday.

I like these!

I rate on the swap itself and am generous with hearts- but in case you just want to send something else or it's a profile based swap, here's some info about things I like.

  • a note about your day/ week/ where you live, etc.

  • Pens or markers

  • foreign coins

  • miscellaneous regular size playing cards, any theme (Even one card I can add to the collection makes me happy!)

  • state magnets

  • state keychains

  • anything kawaii

  • anything with pumpkins or snowmen on it

  • amigurumis or crochet patterns for cute ones

THRIFTING TREASURES I WOULD LOVE!

  • buttons

  • brooches

  • Christmas ornaments

  • anything Halloween

  • odd pieces of silverware

  • glass or semiprecious beads

  • thimbles

  • bobbins

  • pincushions

I do not care to receive:

  • Loose confetti!! I hate it!

  • Scraps of paper- I have BOXES of scraps

  • Label bags, decos, x-slips, fbs

  • Recipes unless it's a great cookie recipe or I join a specific recipe swap =)

  • religious items/ crosses (I do like religious holiday stickers and cards, though)

  • teacher reward, wedding/ baby/ graduation stickers

  • stick on tattoos

  • tea (I'm very allergic!)

  • anything with cigarette smell

  • lotions or perfume (allergies again)

  • any kind of food/ candy

My Favorite Characters!

  • Molang

  • Studio Ghibli

  • Diddl

  • Snoopy

  • Garfield

  • Suzy's Zoo

  • Forever Friends bears

  • Tatty Teddy

  • Anime & Manga (not obscene- lol)

  • Kawaii (see separate section on kawaii)

  • Penny Black

  • Moorehead

  • Beatrix Potter

  • Winnie the Pooh

  • Mylo and friends

  • House Mouse

  • Gorjuss

  • Sarah Kay

  • Alice in Wonderland

  • Fizzy Moon

  • snow leopards

  • fox

  • bunnies

  • squirrels

  • deer

  • horses

  • Chihuahuas

  • fantasy (dragons, elves, fairies, vampires)

Favorite Television

Modern Family, Big Bang Theory, Master Chef (all of them,) So You Think You Can Dance, Gilmore Girls, Golden Girls, Game of Thrones, Best Ink, Ink Master, Breaking Bad, Fixer Upper, Million Dollar Listings (all of them,) Project Runway, Home Town

Hobbies

I never played video games or anything and now, suddenly, I'm obsessed with Pokemon Go! I LOVE it!

(If trading ever comes out and you have the regionals, I have a ton of Tauros to trade!!!! Or other Pokemon.)

Favorite Movies

  • Independence Day - all time favorite!

  • Inception

  • Zombieland

  • all the Indiana Jones movies

  • The Last Samurai

  • all the Hangover movies (sorry, but they're hilarious to me )

  • All the Pirates of the Caribbean movies

  • All the Men in Black movies

  • Twilight series

  • all the Madea movies (I love Madea!)

  • the entire Harry Potter series

  • Alice in Wonderland (Tim Burton's version)

  • The Little Mermaid

  • Mulan

  • Brave

  • Up

  • Twister

  • The Internship

  • I'll be Home for Christmas (w/ Jonathon Taylor-Thomas)

  • Kiki's Delivery Service

  • Howl's Moving Castle

  • My Neighbor Totoro

  • Spirited Away

  • Maleficent- maybe my new favorite!

By the way...

  • I'm very allergic to cigarette smoke so please don't send smoky items.

  • I promise to rate quickly for every swap I receive!

  • My goal is to give each swap partner mail that makes them smile :)

  • Oh, and if by some chance you get mail from me with postage due, please let me know and I will immediately mail you the extra stamps or money! Or I can send you the difference through paypal. But please be honest about this and not take advantage of my offer if there really was no postage due. I'm very particular about putting enough postage and weigh and calculate prices on the USPS site. However, I know that things can happen and there are differences of opinion among postal workers, so....

Kawaii Needs Its Own Section!!

Kawaii 101 for inquiring minds!

I love regular and mini note pads and loose sheets, envelopes, letter sheets, pencils, sticker flakes, buttons, deco and washi tapes, postcards if they exist (I've never seen any but who knows??) I love all the characters and themes except the poo ones, Zombitt, and the real children. I like the photo ones of animals and items, though! And all of these:

  • My newest love! ♥ Jinbei San! ♥

  • Hello Kitty ♥

  • My Melody ♥

  • Cinnamaroll ♥

  • Berry Puppy ♥

  • Kuromi ♥

  • Tokidoki ♥

  • Rilakkuma

  • Sentimental Circus ♥

  • Chou-fleur

  • Tarepanda

  • Piggy Girl

  • Puku Puku

  • Kutusita Nyanko ♥

  • Clover's Town

  • Sugar Bear

  • Kinoko No Mori

  • kawaii ghosts

  • fairytales

  • kawaii kitties, puppies, bunnies, bears

  • older Sanrio characters

  • really any kawaii except Zombitt and poo. Really.

Just because it's not on this list doesn't mean I don't like it! I may have not seen it yet! :)

Ratings

raniheartspaper rated for KSU: Join now, Mail Monday! on Aug 21, 2017
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Comment: Wow, I have been very lucky lately having you as my partner for multiple swaps. Thank you as always for always going above and beyond on all of her swaps. Love them and always looked forward to receiving them.
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Comment: WOW!!! Thank you so much for the amazing swap!! <3
turboneko rated for KSU: Kawaii Puppies on Aug 17, 2017
5
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Comment: This swap and the birdies were the most challenging I have done so far, I had fun putting them together. Thank you for the great selection of puppies and for hosting the swap ^_^
raniheartspaper rated for KSU: Big Kawaii Swap! on Aug 17, 2017
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Comment: Oh wow Beth, everything was beyond awesome! Thank you so much for all of those memo sheets and sticker flakes. There was sooo much! I adore all of them! Thank you also for the Hummingmint mini envelopes. So cute!
raniheartspaper rated for KSU: Kawaii Birds on Aug 15, 2017
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Comment: Oh my, I can't believe you found so many kawaii birds!!! I had a tough time and had to take some liberties (using penguins, ducks and chickens, lol). This was quite massive, more than the swap called for. Thank you so much!!!
Response: Those are birds, too! And I sure used them as well. lol! Thank you so much for joining so many of my swaps and for this nice comment and rating! ♥♥♥
turboneko rated for KSU: Kawaii Fruit on Aug 14, 2017
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Comment: Thank you for all the fruity kawaii goodies! I love everything, including envelope, stamps and the cards with the bunnies and strawberries. Thank you for the fun swap :D
Response: Who knew fruit could be so cute, right?? LOL! This was fun to do. Thank you for the nice rating and for joining my swap!!! You rock!
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Comment: Wow, thank you so much for all the kitties! So adorable. Thank you again, Beth! It was a fun envelope to open.
Response: And a fun swap to put together, too. =) You don't realize how plentiful certain animals are in kawaii until you start doing a swap. LOL! But who doesn't love kitties???
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Comment: BETH!!! BETH!!! you are such a sweet girl! ♥ thank you so much for all the sticker flakes! and the beautiful envelope! i wish i could give you 5000000000 hearts! =D
Response: Makes me super happy knowing you enjoyed this mail!! =) ♥♥♥
thegypsie rated for KSU: Halloween in July!! on Aug 4, 2017
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Comment: I loved all the precious ghoulies, thank you so much.
Response: I think we should have a Halloween swap every month! LOL! I'm so glad you like the ghoulies! =)
raniheartspaper rated for KSU: Kawaii Pandas on Aug 3, 2017
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Comment: Beth, thank you so much for the much needed happy mail. You sent me so much stuff and a whole sticker sack. Thank you so much for your kindness. I always enjoy receiving swaps from you.
Response: It's always my pleasure to get to send to you! ♥♥♥
5
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Comment: Such a wonderful mix. Thank you!
Response: Thank you for the nice rating! =)
JazD rated for KSU: 30 Pieces of Fairy Tales on Aug 1, 2017
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Comment: Thank you for another great swap Beth. The PC is so awesome, I LOVE IT!
Response: My pleasure! Makes me smile to make the receiver smile! =)
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Comment: Thank you for another awesome swap!! And another awesome envelope!! :D :D I love the gudetama stickers!! I think I'm going to stick the sheet as is into my journal because they are too cute. :D Thank you so much again!! ❤️❤️❤️
Response: Yay! I love it when the recipient likes what I send! Makes me HAPPY HAPPY! =)
redwrapper rated for KSU: Kawaii Kitties on Jul 31, 2017
5
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Comment: Thank you for such an awesome swap!! I love all the cat kawaii goodies!! And I love the envelope!! That is going into my journal. :D ❤️❤️❤️
Response: I'm so happy you like it!! Thank you for such an awesome comment and sweet rating!
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Comment: THANK YOU *HUG* love the stickers!!! and omg the extras so meany I love it!! best packaging! thank you thank you so much!!!
Response: Aw! You're so sweet! I'm thrilled you like it! ❤️
manders2280 rated for KSU: Join now, Mail Monday! on Jul 23, 2017
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Comment: Catching up... in the hot weather! Thanks ever so much for all the cuties and extras.
Response: Always a pleasure to send to you! =)
sebastian122 rated for KSU: Sumikko Gurashi 30 pieces on Jul 13, 2017
5
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Comment: That was more like 90 pieces! lol Thank you for spoiling me with so much awesome. xoxoxo
Response: It's crazy how appealing these little corner critters are! Thanks for hosting this fun swap and for the nice rating!
turboneko rated for KSU: Make it Blue, Baby! on Jul 12, 2017
5
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Comment: I'll never get tired to receive your swaps! Thank you for always spoiling me, I hope you're having a great summer!!
Response: Thank you for such a nice comment!! You're very sweet. ♥♥♥ I'll enjoy summer more when it turns into autumn. LOL!!!!!!!!!! Other than the heat, it's great, though. :D
raniheartspaper rated for KSU: Mellow Yellow on Jul 6, 2017
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Comment: I almost didn't want to open to package because it was so beautiful! Thank you for all of the wonderful yellow Kawaii. Wow, there are quite a bit! I always love getting packages from you. <3
Response: I couldn't wait to use my new tape on your envelope! LOL! I'm glad you liked it. =) Yellow was fun to do, like pink and blue. Maybe we should try something harder, like... orange??? LOL!
kasini rated for KSU: PinkPinkPink on Jun 28, 2017
5
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Comment: 🙀 thank you so much!!! Especially for the extras I might frame the molang one lol It's so cute! I love living close by the beach but I haven't had time to go much lately, it has been raining a lot too 🙁
Response: I love Molang, too, and am glad you like the card! =) Thank you for the nice rating!

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Comments

sebastian122 on Jul 18, 2017:

Your flat envie arrived, safe and sound and full of AWESOME!!

manders2280 on Jul 14, 2017:

Thank you for 25 sticker flakes tag and your nice note.

When I spent a summer in Austin, TX, I learned to cope with the heat by drinking lots of iced tea and Coke for breakfast. (People give me strange looks when I order Coke for breakfast here in Minnesota.) I also learned how to sun bathe: on a half inflated air mattress, half immersed in a pool, and flip when you're hot. That's why they make waterproof sunscreen.

manders2280 on Jul 14, 2017:

Thanks ever so much for the surprise tag surprise. They are all new to me, i.e., no duplicates!

Where do you buy deco tape? I've not found a good source so all mine are old. I'd especially like to find more wide tape.

sebastian122 on Jun 23, 2017:

What the heck IS that????? What do you think of the new gyms?

sebastian122 on Jun 22, 2017:

Thank you for the mini memo tag!! I love the spaghetti pig!

Oh, and did you need this? ;-P

Heirloom on Jun 8, 2017:

Happy Thursday!

sebastian122 on May 7, 2017:

Paige1900 on Apr 30, 2017:

Just dropping in to say hello.

Heirloom on Apr 22, 2017:

Thank you so much for the birthday greetings, Beth!

iamred on Apr 10, 2017:

thank you so much for sending my sticker flake bag home~ ♥ all the stickers were so cute!

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