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penelopesamuel

penelopesamuel
Date Joined: March 10, 2014
Last Online: September 17, 2017
Birthday: February 21, 1966
Country: United States
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About Me

I am 51 years young, mother of four adult children, an English/Language Arts teacher, and an artist.

I live in the soggy but beautiful Pacific Northwest and enjoy gardening, cooking, baking, running, crocheting, reading, writing poetry, and creating art. I have participated in some art and ATC swaps through Instagram and Facebook. I am also a member of Postcrossing (an international postcard swapping website).

In the summer, my husband and I travel by motorcycle. Last year we rode to Yellowstone.

Favorite Music

I like everything except country. Currently, I am listening to groups such as Young the Giant, Imagine Dragons, Aloe Blacc, Amos Lee, Weaver at the Loom, The Neighbourhood, and Josiah Leming. I also like disco and dance music, especially when I am running.

Favorite Books

I am a voracious reader. Being an English/Language Arts teacher, I mostly read Young Adult Literature (YAL). I am on Goodreads ( user name: Penney Samuel). I also read poetry, and have had the privilege of meeting Lucille Cliffton.

Favorite Movies

I enjoy movies, but I don't watch them often. I couldn't tell you the last movie I watched, much less my favorite movie :)

Favorite Television

We don't have cable, but we do have Netflix. My favorite TV show is Dr. Who, followed closely by Futurama. When we had cable, I liked Jeopardy and The Big Bang Theory.

Favorite Crafts

I love crafts of all kinds. I enjoy making cards, using my gelli plate, making ATCs, postcards, art cards, zentangle, doodling, drawing, art journaling, and anything else that has to do with paper, paint, pens, crayons, pencils, etc.

random stuff

I love writing poetry and fiction and have had my poetry published in two literary journals. During my undergraduate studies, I was the poetry editor of my university's literary and arts journal. Throughout my college career, I tutored writing, grammar, math, natural science, and spanish.

Wish List

Sometimes swaps are surprises based on a person's profile, so I thought I should provide a list of items I'd love to receive should I join that type of swap :) My favorite color is purple, so you can't go wrong when using that as a guideline!

I love songbirds and trees, so cards, stationary, postcards, sticky notes, etc with a bird or tree theme will be cherished.

I drink mostly tea. My preferred tea is Numi (breakfast blend and chocolate pur-reh). I love to try new teas, but I don't like having to buy an entire box of tea to try a new brand or flavor.

I love anything literature or book themed.

I love quotes on cards, magnets, bookmarks

I like vintage paper ephemera -- anything from a page out of a children's book to an advertisement from a magazine. Blank ledger pages, old library check out cards, old card catalog cards.

I love when friends share their favorite recipes - please know that I am a vegetarian, so meatless recipes are greatly appreciated.

I love rubber stamps -- new or used.

I love old postage stamps and stickers

Lavender is my favorite natural scent.

Art Supplies:

Molotow pens, Pan Pastels,
NeoColor II water-soluble crayons,
Golden Fluid paints, Micron Pens, Staedtler Pens,
Yupo paper,
Zentangle books/tiles, rubber stamps,
washi tape,

Last but not least, I am perfectly fine with used or regifted items as long as they are in excellent condition :)

Ratings

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Comment: Thank you for another beautiful set of cards. The "Special" card is definitely my favorite. I love the pink and teal palette and your glitter gesso/stencil work. And I agree the print on the back stands alone. I also really like the quote by Moshe Dayan. And I got a hoot out of how you addressed the beautiful envelope. I hope the postal workers appreciated it. Always a pleasure to have you in my swap. Thanks again. <3<3<3
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Comment: Great job on the envelope. Thank you
Response: Thank you for the great rating and the heart! I'm glad you liked it :) Envelopes are one of my favorite things to create. Happy Swapping!
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Comment: Guess what showed up in my mail today? A beautiful heart! I love the bright colors and the stenciling is awesome! The gold around the edges just sets everything off! Thank you for taking the time to make me something special!
Response: Thank you for the great rating and the heart! I'm so pleased you like it and that it arrived safely! I had a lot of fun creating it. It never fails that they show up as soon as I start panicking! Happy Swapping :)
midwestkiwi rated for HMPC: Put a "Cat" on it on Aug 31, 2017
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Comment: Thank you. I loved the cats, and the background. And the nod to the eclipse.
Response: Thank you so much for the great rating and the heart! I'm so glad you liked the postcard! Those cats are very versatile and so fun to color! Happy Swapping!
secretterrabite rated for Intl-Hearts PC-August on Aug 27, 2017
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Comment: Thanks for the cool card, I especially love the texture paste. OMG the thermal stamp, my daughter will keep forever! She even took it to the Post Office to show the lady as we always discuss American stamps being cooler than ours :-)
Response: Thank you for the great rating and the heart! I'm so glad you liked the postcard and that the eclipse stamp was a hit! One of my favorite things about international mail is the postage stamps from other countries. Happy Swapping!
bjmonroe rated for TPS: Mail Art - August 2017 on Aug 21, 2017
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Comment: The card is so pretty, I like your new die too. Where do you shop for dies? Nicely done, extras, card and the beautiful envelope. Thank you so much for making it special for me.
Response: Thank you for the great rating and the heart! I'm so pleased you liked the card. I buy dies wherever I can...I am a bit of an addict! That die is from a set of four that I found on Amazon. It is Sizzix brand and there is a second set of four with different designs too. If you want more info on the dies, send me a message :) Happy Swapping!!
Coss rated for Happy Anniversary to VLD♥ on Aug 20, 2017
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Comment: Thanks for the lovely Tiffany postcard.
Response: Thank you for the great rating! I'm glad you liked the card :) Happy Swapping!
luluvision rated for MA: Mostly Green Postcard on Aug 20, 2017
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Comment: Thank you for your lovely creation and all the lovely layers! I've been tempted to try brushos and trying to resist but your fun card is making me rethink this!
Response: Thank you for the great rating and the heart! I'm so glad you liked the card. It was fun to create, and I encourage you try the Brushos :) They are quite fun to play with! Happy Swapping :)
Angie rated for MMA: ATCs X 3 (International) on Aug 20, 2017
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Comment: Hello Penelope! Thank you for the super cool ATC. It's very pretty and I love all your elements! Such rich colors! Love it!
Response: Thank you for the great rating and the heart! I'm very happy you liked the ATC. I was worried the background was too busy and I almost started over! Happy Swapping :)
luckycharms rated for MMA: ATCs X 3 (International) on Aug 19, 2017
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Comment: Thank you so very much for the ATC you made for me , I love it and all the layers you used made a really cool card!!!
Response: Thank you for the great rating and the heart :) I'm so pleased you liked the ATC! I was worried it was a hot mess and almost started over! Happy Swapping :)
gillman rated for MMA: ATCs X 3 (International) on Aug 19, 2017
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Comment: Beautiful ATC, thank you!!
Response: Thank you for the great rating and the heart! I'm really glad you like the ATC. I was worried it might be too much in one small space and almost started over! Happy Swapping :)
petercure rated for WIYM: BIRD POSTCARD on Aug 10, 2017
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Comment: Thank you so much for the lovely card!(*^_^*)(*^_^*)
Response: You're very welcome! Thank you for the great rating and the heart :)
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Comment: Love the hand carved stamps. Thanks for sharing.
Response: I'm so glad you liked it! Thank you for the great rating and the heart :) Happy Swapping!
HelenG6 rated for Artsy Fartsy #16 on Jul 27, 2017
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Comment: Thank you for the nice card received, and the stamps are wonderful.
Response: You're very welcome! Thank you for the great rating :)
bjmonroe rated for TPS: Mail Art - July 2017 on Jul 25, 2017
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Comment: Very pretty print! Love the textue you added. It will be on display on my studio door. Thank you for making this for me.
wolfeagle rated for Mostly Purple on Jul 21, 2017
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Comment: This postcard is Amazing. I love it. Thank you.
Response: I am so pleased you like it, and I am especially glad it made it to you :D Thank you for the great rating and the heart. I'm looking forward to more swaps with you!
Created46 rated for HMPC: Going Postal on Jul 14, 2017
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Comment: Thank you.
Response: You're very welcome! Thank you for the great rating and the heart :)
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Comment: It's always a treat to receive a swap from you! Our techniques are very similar! I love molding paste and love how you used it on the Skinny! I just love, love, love your art. Thank you for the wonderful extras!
Response: Thank you so much for your kind words :) I am so pleased you liked everything! I really enjoyed making that skinny for you after reading your profile and seeing all the things we have in common. Thank you for the great rating and the heart. Happy Swapping
wittmert rated for NYUP Sender's Choice #51 on Jul 11, 2017
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Comment: Thanks for the handmade PC! I didn't have a theme for my 365 project - I just made sure I did something creative each day (sometimes I even just watched a video or read an art book).
Response: You're very welcome! I'm glad it arrived safely and that you liked it :) Thank you for the great rating and the heart :) Happy Swapping!
katzenjammy rated for NYUP Sender's Choice #51 on Jul 8, 2017
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Comment: Fab card Penelope, thank you!
Response: You're very welcome! I'm glad you liked it. Thank you for the great rating and the heart! Happy Swapping :)

Rating Overview

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Comments

bbsporty on Jun 5, 2017:

Handmade Postcard Club

bjmonroe on Nov 23, 2016:

bjmonroe on Oct 30, 2016:

bjmonroe on Sep 22, 2016:

RyeRye on Sep 3, 2016:

Welcome to Inspiration Station!

dobie256 on Jul 8, 2016:

Thanks for the gorgeous inspiration cards. What a lovely mailbox surprise! <3<3<3

wolfeagle on Jul 4, 2016:

hf

Moominbrooke on Jan 27, 2016:

Thank you for my C and C WTA packet! I love the envelopes, too. Did you gelli print them? I love learning new stuff on Swapbot, too. :0)

JaguarSnail on Aug 19, 2015:

oh wow! Sorry it took so long to get to you, I'm glad it did in the end :) Congrats on winning the WTA!

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