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penelopesamuel

penelopesamuel
Date Joined: March 10, 2014
Last Online: February 21, 2019
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: Thanks, Marc
GinaVisione rated for MA: Put a cat on it PC on Feb 20, 2019
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Comment: Oh that is quite the debonair Cat! & embossed too - Love the whole PC and the vintage cats watching the vintage chipmunk out an imaginary postage window :D!! I’ll email you separately re arti-stamps!
Response: Thank you so much for the great rating and heart! I had so much fun creating that cat card and was very excited to find vintage cat postage to use on it :)
thequilterslink rated for Art Journal PostCard on Feb 20, 2019
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Comment: Thank you so much, I love this Postcard, it is wonderful!
Response: I am so pleased you like it! Thank you for the great rating and the heart :)
lperry rated for Valentine's Day Sender's Choice on Feb 12, 2019
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Comment: What a gorgeous postcard! Thank you so much!
Response: Thank you for the great rating and the heart! I am so pleased you like it :) I loved creating it!
tgrlover rated for WIYM: Not My Country Postcard #1 on Feb 12, 2019
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Comment: Thanks for the postcard! Happy swapping!
Response: You're very welcome! Thank you for the great rating and the heart :)
sweetgypsy rated for 19 for 2019 on Jan 28, 2019
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Comment: Wow, you really spoiled me with this all this great stuff!! I love every piece you sent. Thank you so much!! :)
Response: I am so glad you like everything! I had fun going through my stash and picking things out for you :) Thank you for the great rating and the heart! Happy swapping :)
christy102194 rated for Expand my Vocab PC USA #25 on Jan 25, 2019
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Comment: Perhaps these swaps are a showing o lexiphanicism? :P
Response: I am not going to lie; I do enjoy learning ginormous and over-the-top words for fun :D Thank you for the great rating and the heart! I'm looking forward to more vocab swaps :)
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Comment: Penelope!!! I absolutely loved all the stamps so much. And I would say you have lots of great ones to be fair, even tho you are new to the postage swapping scene!! Love the nature ones too and especially the photography one. Thanks again, it made my day!! 💕😊
Response: I am so glad you were pleased with everything :) Thank you so much for the great rating and the heart! I'm looking forward to collecting and swapping more postage <3
squince rated for Expand my Vocab PC USA #25 on Jan 22, 2019
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Comment: Great words, and love your handwriting!
Response: Thank you for the great rating and the heart :) I'm so glad you liked the words! It was a bit difficult to fit them all on there!
lperry rated for January Sender's Choice on Jan 20, 2019
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Comment: What an amazing swap! Everything is so gorgeous. I love it all. Thank you!
Response: I'm so happy you liked everything :) Mail art is one of my favorite things to create and send. Thank you for the great rating and the heart :)
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Comment: Your envie and notecard were really enough for me to feel the happy, but then you were so generous with the stamps. I LOVE the Flannery O'Connor and am down to my last one - so nice to have another. Thank you, Penelope, for a great swap!
Response: I'm so happy it arrived safely and that you liked everything :) Thank you so much for the great rating and the heart! Happy Swapping!
GinaVisione rated for TPS: Sender's Choice PC on Oct 21, 2018
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Comment: Yay - so happy to get such fun mail art from you again Penelope - thank you! Miss you / your work on IG, but I know how the time and energy for art can be zapped lately too! I hope you are creating beautiful, fun, love-filled memories with your grandkids :D!
Response: I'm so glad you liked it! Thank you for the great rating and the heart :) Happy New Year!
dobie256 rated for TPS: Inspiration Cards - July 2018 on Aug 15, 2018
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Comment: Guess what finally arrived! 2+ weeks from Seattle. Not cool to make us worry. I think all the postal workers were admiring your gorgeous envelope! :) I love the bird card. The rust and teal night sky is exquisite and the moon is beautifully subtle. I am excited to check out some of the new paints/textures you have used. The baked textures are gorgeous. And I definitely want to try the micaceous iron oxide. Thanks for the big sample print to play with! It is very cool. So once again I am lucky to add two more of your lovely cards to my collection. They were definitely worth the wait!! <3<3<3
Response: Thank you so much for the great rating and the heart! This response is super late, and I apologize for that. Happy New Year!
bluemonkeymama rated for TPS: Mail Art - June 2018 on Jul 15, 2018
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Comment: Thank you so much for the awesome postcard! I love it! :)
Response: Thank you for the great rating and the heart! I'm glad you liked the postcard. They are one of my favorite things to make and send :)
dobie256 rated for TPS: Inspiration Cards - June 2018 on Jul 11, 2018
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Comment: I don't know how your cards keep getting better and better when each of your swaps is exceptional. I keep all of your greetings cards but this one is a favorite. I do lots of leaf printing in the fall but never thought to use some ferns. DUH! I will give that a go! Your ATCs are gorgeous -- I always go to nature for my inspiration. Your leaf prints are beautiful, esp. the blue and green fairy fern. Such delicious delicacy. I love your seed pod stencil, and the color palettes, and the quotes. Perfect package of goodies. Including yet another bioluminescent postage stamp. You ROCK!! :) <3<3<3
Response: You are too kind, Michele! I am so pleased you liked what I sent :) I had great fun figuring out how many different ways I could use my fern fronds! Thank you for the great rating and heart and for continuing to host this wonderful swap <3<3
dobie256 rated for TPS: Mail Art - May 2018 on Jun 14, 2018
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Comment: Thanks for your wonderful postcard and message. I really like your tape stripes -- it makes for a nice bunch of printing samples! Clever idea. I hope you have a great crafty summer. If you discover a particularly cool gelli technique I hope you share it with me :) <3
Response: Thank you for the great rating and the heart! I'm glad you liked the postcard -- I cannot bear to throw any printed scrap away ha ha so I keep making them! I have not printed yet this summer and it is flying by :( Hopefully I'll find some time in the next few weeks!
dobie256 rated for TPS: Inspiration Cards - May 2018 on Jun 9, 2018
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Comment: Good golly what an awesome swap package! Stellar envelope and presentation (as usual). Thanks so much for the gorgeous bioluminescent postage stamp! (and penguins!) The greeting card is STUNNING! I have to start using die cuts on my gelli prints (instead of just placing them on top of the print). The turquoise gold and white combo is spectacular. Then I get to the actual cards ... and they are amazing. Great prints and quotes and I love the cute critters you played with in this round. And the wash tape raindrops -- brilliant! I am always thrilled to see mail art from you heading my way. Don't ever worry about "same old same old". You always teach me new tricks and inspire me. Have yourself a glorious summer! <3<3<3
Response: Apparently I am terrible at responding to ratings -- I didn't realize how far behind I was :( Thank you so much for your kind compliments about my cards :) It is always a fun challenge to think of new ideas for this swap :) I have a slight addiction to digital stamps and that dog is one of my favorites :)
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Comment: There you go stamping on your prints again! With absolutely perfect results. I LOVE the little girl and her quote. lol And you are right, the blue side is spectacular. I'm glad you left it unadorned. The sparkle quote is one of my favorites and I like you little vintage dancer. And thanks for the reminder to use some of my punchella -- I have a ton of that stuff. As always, I am beyond thrilled to add some of your beautiful cards to my collection! <3<3<3
Response: I have an entire roll of punchinella, and I rarely think to use it. I tend to drag it out when I am desperate and can't think of anything else to use. Thank you for continuing to host this swap -- it's my favorite! And thank you for the great rating and the heart!
Angie rated for TPS: Mail Art - April 2018 on Apr 28, 2018
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Comment: Hello Penelope! Thank you so much for the really pretty card! I let out a little gasp when I saw how pretty it was as I opened the mail. I love the unconventional rainbow for sure! Thanks again!!
Response: Thank you so much for the great rating and heart! I am so pleased you liked it :) I love using up my random strips instead of throwing them away!
BeckyG56 rated for TPS: Inspiration Cards - March 2018 on Apr 10, 2018
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Comment: I'm glad to have been your partner for these beautiful inspirational cards. I'm going to check out the artist on you-tube that you mentioned. The card that you made is beautiful too. Thanks so much!
Response: Thank you for the great rating and the heart :) I'm very happy you liked the cards! Happy Swapping!

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Comments

CurlyTea on Feb 21, 2019:


Happy Birthday!

dobie256 on Jan 13, 2019:

Happy New Year to you too! I miss swapping here too but life is too busy right now. I hope 2019 is wonderful for you! Will try to keep in touch. 😊

dobie256 on Apr 13, 2018:

Thanks for the beautiful gelli print card surprise! Wax resist! DUH! Why haven't I tried this yet? (I LOVE all resist techniques). I'm glad to see you so actively swapping -- your artwork is always beautiful and inspirational. I am working on getting my gardens in shape so that I can spend the horrible hot Ohio summer in my cool basement art studio! :) Will be sure to play with some wax! Thanks for the lovely letter and cool bee postage stamp. May you have a glorious springtime! <3<3<3

CurlyTea on Feb 26, 2018:


Happy Belated Birthday!

bbsporty on Jun 5, 2017:

Handmade Postcard Club

bjmonroe on Nov 23, 2016:

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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

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