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penelopesamuel

penelopesamuel
Date Joined: March 10, 2014
Last Online: April 21, 2019
Birthday: February 21, 1966
Country: United States
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About Me

I am 53 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 love to travel by motorcycle and go glamping :)

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: Great postcard-love the woman's expression!
Response: I'm so glad you like it! I've had fun using the word myself :) Thank you for the great rating and the heart!
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Comment: Thanks for your great night scene! The shiny or pearly moon is an interesting effect. I have the feeling that a wolf will appear on the scene soon. :)
Response: Thank you so much for your kind compliments and for the great rating and heart. I am so happy you like it!!
FarStarr rated for CC: Sender's choice March 2019 on Apr 6, 2019
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Comment: Thank you so much for the great card and note!
Response: thank you for the great rating and the heart! I am glad you liked the postcard :)
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Comment: Thanks for this beautiful PC! Your camping trip sounds wonderful! I hope you have better weather than the Lewis and Clark expedition! Hugs from Alaska, Sherry
Response: You're very welcome! Thank you for the great rating and the heart :) The weather was pretty great considering we were at the coast. On our fourth day, there were 18-25 ft. swells and waves were coming over the embankment and into the campsites closest to the beach. It was incredible to watch the power of the waves and they pushed and pulled huge logs and beams on and off the shore.
marymary914 rated for TPS: Mail Art - March 2019 on Apr 2, 2019
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Comment: Wonderful abstract PC! Thanks!!
Response: I'm so glad you like it! Thank you for the great rating and the heart :)
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Comment: I love these ATCs, Penelope! I think the turquoise might be my favorite, but they're all wonderful! Thanks so much for swapping with me! I look forward to the next one!
Response: I am so pleased you like them! It was a great swap to try some new things on :) Thank you for the great rating and the heart! I look forward to our next swap as well!
Eclectonote rated for HCSI::Spring Fling Swap on Mar 31, 2019
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Comment: Wonderful stamped postcard, perfect for an early spring day. I really liked how you double stamped the ferns with different shades of green, it adds depth to the image. And such a clever use of the petal stamp to create the flower. Pattern stamps are so versatile! Thanks for a Good Mail Day.
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Comment: Woohoo - another new word for me - Exuviae! It’s an Awesome PC - thanks for joining the swap! (Haha, I had to run through the alphabet in a dictionary app to find which word it was since the V flew off in transit :D). Love the stamps too -Swoon~
Response: Thank you for the great rating and the heart! I'm sorry the V pulled a vanishing act in transit :( I am loving this swap series!
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Comment: thanks for this wonderful PC! When is the last time you got to visit your sons? I am getting the planting itch too! Hugs from Alaska, Sherry
Response: Thank for the great rating and the heart :) I haven't been up to visit in 3-4 years which feels like forever! We had a couple of days in the 70s last week, but I knew it was a false start ha ha!
thebragal rated for CC: Sender's choice February on Mar 6, 2019
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Comment: Very nice. Thank you
Response: Thank you for the great rating and the heart! I am glad you liked it :)
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Comment: Hi Penelope thank you for your card. Unfortunately the card has two ripped edges and some stars are destroyed. What a pitty. Sometimes the mailmaschines are not nice to our artwork.
Response: I am so sorry to hear the postcard arrived damaged :( I happy to create a replacement and send it in an envelope if you'd like. Thank you for the great rating!
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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!! πŸ’•πŸ˜Š
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!

Rating Overview

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Comments

OrigamiGrace on Apr 1, 2019:

From CPG!

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wolfeagle on Mar 17, 2019:

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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

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