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penandink

penandink
Date Joined: February 6, 2010
Last Online: August 30, 2015

Country: United States

About Me

I feel lucky to live in a suburb of Portland, Oregon, in the beautiful Northwest. We're centrally located an hour from the beaches, the mountains, and the desert. Yes, it does rain here, but that keeps everything clean and green. Having four distinct seasons and mild temperatures appeals to me. I have been married for thirty-three years to a sweet and funny man, who makes me laugh every day! We have two grown sons, one lives in The Bay Area, and the other is in Kirkland, Washington. I am very proud of both of them! Happily retired from teaching after thirty-three years, I am thoroughly enjoying having time to just be me! I love to travel and go whenever I can! Part of the fun is taking photos and buying postcards wherever we visit. I keep busy playing the piano, reading, working crossword and jigsaw puzzles, and going out with friends. I play in a marimba band, take calligraphy lessons, and I am part of an art journal group that meets regularly. My favorite activity is sitting in my art room, with a Diet Rite Cola and a little bit of candy, listening to music, and PLAYING WITH PAPER! I cut, fold, color, write on, and glue paper almost every day, making little books, envelopes, bags, tags, mail art, Swap-bot trades, and gifts! Simple Pleasures! My big project this year is designing a house! I am having great fun gathering ideas for everything from drawer pulls to fire pits! And the Internet sure makes it easy! I've heard that making all of these decisions can be very stressful, but so far, I am reveling in the profusion of possibilities!

FAVORITE COLORS: Bold & Bright, Fuchsia, Magenta, Orange, Purple,Red, Lime, Teal

FAVORITE PATTERNS: Letters & Numbers, Flowers, Marbling, Maps, Polka-Dots, Plaid, Zentangles

FAVORITE MUSIC: Smooth Jazz, Oldies, Some Pop, Clever Country Lyrics, Zimbabwean Marimba

FAVORITE TV SHOWS: Gilmore Girls, Elementary, Mike & Molly, Nashville, Big Bang Theory, Revenge, Downton Abbey, The Mentalist, Dancing With The Stars, Project Runway, In The Middle, Castle, Modern Family

LIKES: Mail Art, Humor, Paper Crafts, Fun, Chocolate, Traveling, Trying New Things, Art Classes, Musicals, Parties (Giving & Going), Wrapping Presents, Books, Cupcakes, New Shoes, Playing Words With Friends

WISH LIST: Deco Tape, Decorative Napkins & Tissues, Recipes, Book Recommendations, Postcards, Travel Brochures, Sticky Note Pads, Cartoons & Clean Jokes, Wind-Up Toys, Writing Pens, Fun Websites

Ratings

bean rated for JULY - AUG: Flat Avatar Round 2 on Aug 27, 2014
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Comment: Awesome!
bean rated for MAY-JUNE: Flat Avatar Round 1 on Jul 8, 2014
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Comment: I'm not sure how to rate this or what to say? I received your avatar, Margo - and we are taking her on some fun adventures in Reno :)
Discordia rated for TOO FUNNY!! Postcard Swap... on Jul 4, 2014
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Comment: Thank you for the postcard!
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Comment: What a wonderful set of gifts! I love them all so much! I had a great time opening the gifts and showing them off to my sister! She was jealous of all the goodies you sent! Thank you so so much!!!
Response: You are very welcome! Glad you liked them! Enjoy all of those Un-birthdays!
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Comment: What a great swap. Thank you for the Downton Abbey photos, the card and recipe -- they look yummy -- and the extra postcard. I will pass on the traveling card in the next round. Thank you.
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Comment: What an interesting card! Hard to tell what's glass and what's plants. Will add it to my must see list. Thanks!
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Comment: ♥ WOW ♥ , thank you so much for your amazing package! I love the tea, cards and cartoon, yes Tiko and I both had a good laugh ☹ Your're the best!!
Response: Thank you for your nice note! You are very welcome! It was my pleasure!
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Comment: Thanks so much for all the happiness and the tea.
Response: You are most welcome! Enjoy!
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Comment: Wow, Karen! This was an awesome swap for a simple postcard swap! I loved the butterfly bookmarks, the Nancy Drew postcard and the Sargent Art Stickers! But especially the handmade Happy Spring notecard and envelope on which you wrote your note. Very pretty notecard! Thank you for making a simple swap so very special to receive! :)
Response: You are very welcome! I'm glad you liked it! It was my pleasure! Thanks for taking the time to write; I appreciate it! Happy Swapping! Karen
WPREGEL rated for Random Acts of Happiness for a Jar. on Apr 9, 2014
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Comment: Yipee. I did not read my slips but I did put them in my old blue Ball brand canning jar for later. Thank you! :) I came home and the snow is gone! Itching to plant seeds indoors. Canning time. LOL.
Response: It was my pleasure! Glad you liked them! (I didn't think to fold them up, until I received my first one! Oh well! ) Good luck with your canning and planting! Take care!
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Comment: I love the way you illustrated the quotes and the beautiful lettering on the envelop Karen :) Thank you so much! You're the first from whom I receive and they will go straight into my jar. Also thank you for the teas you sent me, how cute is that ... Alice in Wonderland tea! Your swap really delighted my day. Wishing you a nice day, Aline
Response: You are very welcome! Glad you liked what I sent! Thanks for taking the time to comment! Enjoy the spring!
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Comment: Wow. Wow. Wow your package is so great. Love the handmade envelopes(l love to "upcycled" and Monet is one of my favorites) the little posted mini book is awesome, love how personal was the beautiful pen touch. Thank you so much for making this swap and my day so special . I was very lucky to have you as my sending partner.
Response: You are very welcome! I'm glad that you liked the items! That was nice of you to take the time to write! Enjoy!
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Comment: Thanks for including tea!
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Comment: Thank you for the card with lovely message and the stickers. Have a nice weekend :)
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Comment: Thanks for your letter, I got it :) I really liked your postcards *.*
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Comment: What a beautiful package! Thank you so much for all the postcards and the note, they are awesome. Your calligraphy is insane! I love your stamp too.
Response: You are very welcome! Glad you liked it!
HannahA91 rated for Travelling Stamp Book (round nr.7) on Jan 21, 2014
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Comment: Thank you for all of the beautiful gifts! I'm also very jealous of the owner of the stamp book...your stamp is amazing! So creative!
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Comment: Thanks so much for the AWESOME extras! I especially love the envelope-decorating!
amazingemo rated for CRAZY HUGE POSTCARD SWAP!!! on Dec 1, 2013
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Comment: Love the waterfall, the saying is great ... need to remember that over holidays!

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