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penelopesamuel

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

EXCITING NEWS!! I recently got married :) I have updated my profile information to reflect my new name. My address has not changed.

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

wolfeagle rated for Mostly Purple on Jul 21, 2017
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Comment: This postcard is Amazing. I love it. Thank 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 :)
fbresnah rated for Artsy Fartsy #16 on Jul 7, 2017
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Comment: Thanks for the cool creepy card!
Response: You're very welcome! I'm so glad you liked it :) Thank you for the great rating and the heart! Happy Swapping!
joybells2426 rated for MMA Cleanup Cards June on Jul 7, 2017
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Comment: I am in love with your cleanup cards! They are beautiful. Thanks for the book and music recommendations. I have read two Ruta Sepetys books and my fave so far is Between Shades of Gray. I LOVED that book so much. I made a list of books I wanted to read over the summer and 90% of them are young adult/juvenile titles. Ha! Our Netflix is mostly for my husband too! Thank you for the great swap!
Response: I'm so pleased you liked the cards! Thank you for the great rating and the heart :) I just finished reading The One Man by Andrew Gross, and it was incredible! I highly recommend it :) Happy Swapping!
TriniH rated for MMA Cleanup Cards June on Jul 6, 2017
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Comment: Great job on the cards! I understand the overthinking. I tend to go into that brainspace you go when you play solitaire for wayyyyyy toooo long. Where you stop thinking and let yourself go on auto pilot. 😘
Response: I'm so glad you liked them! Thank you for the great rating and the heart :) I wish I could figure out how to turn off my brain sometimes ha ha! Happy Swapping!
MamaMangrove rated for MA: Sender's Choice June 2017 on Jul 5, 2017
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Comment: Love the colors & the curtain effect on your card and the stamped acetate was a nice touch as well. Thank you very much.
Response: You're very welcome! I'm so glad you liked the card! Happy Swapping! Thank you for the great rating and the heart!
Victorianna60 rated for HMPC: Altered Postcard #3 on Jul 5, 2017
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Comment: Cute PC ! Love the balloons !
Response: I am very happy you liked the card! Thank you so much for the great rating and the heart :) Happy Swapping.
dawnakaulen rated for NYUP USA Only #26 on Jun 28, 2017
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Comment: Thank you!
Response: You're very welcome! Thank you for the great rating and the heart :) Happy Swapping!
bluehairedmary rated for NYUP USA Only #26 on Jun 27, 2017
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Comment: What a beautiful handmade postcard! Thanks for sharing with me!
Response: You're very welcome! I'm so glad you liked it. Thank you for the great rating and the heart. Happy Swapping!
marinda rated for NYUP USA Only #26 on Jun 26, 2017
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Comment: Thank you for the lovely pc!
Response: You're very welcome! I'm so pleased you liked it :) Thank you for the great rating and the heart. Happy Swapping!
wolfeagle rated for HMPC: Put a "Dog" on it on Jun 21, 2017
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Comment: Thank you. I Never tire of your stuff. The background is fantastic and I love Vera Lane digi's also.
Response: I'm glad you liked the postcard! I'd been holding on to that background for a while...sometimes it's hard to send off a print I really like :) Thank you for the great rating and the heart! Happy Swapping <3
wolfeagle rated for TPS: Mail Art - June 2017 on Jun 21, 2017
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Comment: Thank you. Love the molding paste texture.
Response: Thank you for the great rating and the heart :) I'm very glad you liked the postcard. I love to use molding paste with stencils. I like the texture and that it is flexible when it dries. Happy Swapping!
Lantana149 rated for WIYM: QUOTE POSTCARD on Jun 20, 2017
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Comment: I love this PC great job! I enjoyed the quote, happy swapping. Thanks! :)
Response: I'm so pleased you like it! Thank you for the great rating and the heart :) Happy Swapping!
dobie256 rated for TPS: Inspiration Cards - May 2017 on Jun 13, 2017
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Comment: Thanks for another two wonderful inspiration cards. I love that your cards are heavy/substantial little artworks. The harried bunny stamp makes me smile and the green geometric print is spectacular! I am again honored to add your beautiful cards to my collection. Thank you so much! <3<3<3
Response: Thank you so much for your kind words :) I like a thicker ATC, too. I'm so happy you like the cards. I love using the bunny stamp; it makes me smile also! Thank you for the great rating and the heart! I look forward to swapping again in the fall. Have a wonderful summer <3 <3 <3
mahlermail rated for TPS: Mail Art - May 2017 on Jun 7, 2017
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Comment: Super cute items - thanks so much. If you want to do a private gelli plate mono print paper swap, let me know...I love it.
Response: Thank you for the great rating and the heart :) I'm happy you liked what I sent! I would love to do a private mono print swap. Send me a message and let me know what you hand in mind.
wolfeagle rated for TPS: Sender's Choice - May on May 31, 2017
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Comment: Thank you. Your prints are great. I look forward to using them in something.
Response: Thank you for the great rating and the heart! I'm glad you like the extras :)
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Comment: Beautiful cards. The ocean card really spoke to me. Thanks so much!
Response: I'm so happy you like them :) I loved how the ocean card turned out, and I'm glad I could make something that spoke to you :) Thank you so much for the great rating! 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!

lou on Jul 25, 2016:

please read messages, thanks! - Lou from WIYM

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)

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