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Date Joined: November 21, 2013
Last Online: April 20, 2018
Birthday: February 7
Country: United States
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About Me

Last updated 4.20.18

Hello there! Thank you for taking the time to read my profile. I am a 35 y/o female from a small town in Missouri, USA. I'm a transplant from Minnesota and still very much consider myself a Minnesota girl. Professionally I am a front-end developer who spent the last 7 years telecommuting. However I currently freelance full time. I love traveling, reading, and shopping.

Places I have been to:

  • Americas: Oregon, Nevada, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Arkansas, Missouri, Tennessee, Georgia, South Carolina, Florida, New York, Hawaii, California, Guatemala, Canada

  • Europe: UK, France

  • Asia: Thailand, Laos, Myanmar, India, China

Travel wishlist: Japan, Hong Kong, Vancouver, Dubai, Singapore



  • Vintage Kawaii stationery (sticker sacks, memo pads, letter sets)
  • Real food with Kawaii faces stationery anything
  • Sticker sacks



2018: I went back to a very similar planner to that of the one I had in 2016. I find that it worked the best for me. This year I am concentrating more on content than the actually decorating. I do throw in some stickers and washi tapes but everything is more simple.

2017: This year I tried using a horizontal A5 Happy Planner. I love the look but I haven't been as consistent in decorating. IT WAS A FAIL!

2016: I have been consistent in decorating my planner (which is a simple Clementine Paper planner I bought from TJMaxx for $7.99). I didn't think I would enjoy it as much as I do now. I don't care much for decorating as I do writing it all down.

You can see pictures of my planner layout on my Instagram: @raniheartspaper



Since I am here mainly for the Kawaii swaps, I figured I ought to have a more comprehensive Kawaii section. I'm mainly a paper collector so I prefer letter sets, letter pad papers, memo sheets, and sticker flakes. I really don't know what to do with the other items.

The short version is I like anything cute and girly. And I prefer not to receive anything weird, boyish.


I love Kawaii Fairy Tale (any brand but Disney) and San-X Palette's Sweet Street. However I have a very good collection of both of these so I prefer not to receive any. I am really into older, vintage Kawaii right now, like food with faces, Awawachan, Natto chan.

San-X: I enjoy just about all of the San-X characters especially older characters and test characters. The only one I'm not a fan of is Zombbit Zombie Rabbit and that new fish one, Shirasutai (sorry gals, I know some of you are fans).

I have stopped buying San-X products but the new Rilakkuma, Kutusita Nyanko, Mamegoma lines are super Kawaii.


Sanrio: Deery Lou, Little Twin Star, and Hummingmint. Cinnamoroll is growing on me!

I rarely buy Sanrio stuff these days unless it's Hummingmint.


Q-Lia, Mind Wave, Crux, Kamio: I enjoy most of these brands especially the real food with faces.

Lately I have been really into obscure Japanese brands like Pool Cool, Fortissimo, Lemon Co., and Steadfast. So if you have any, feel free to send them my way.

I'm also always looking for older designs so if you have any (of anything) I would love it!

CONTEMPORARY KAWAII: There are some contemporary Kawaii (Kawaii currently available for sale/being made as opposed to vintage) that I tend to buy whenever I see them. They are the following:

  • Kamio Secret Rabbit
  • Q-lia Funny House
  • Q-lia Secret Magic of Night
  • Sanrio Hummingmint
  • Sanrio Characters mix



  • Kawaii that features real building/room/people
  • Zombbit Zombie Rabbit & Shirasutai
  • Shinzi Katoh brand
  • Daiso Kawaii
  • American Hello Kitty (items you find at Target, Walmart, Michaels, JoAnn, Hobby Lobby, etc.)
  • Non-branded & counterfeit Kawaii
  • Zakka/Real life sticker flakes (unless it's dessert/food related)
  • Die-cut, coupon, or origami memo sheets
  • Sticker sheets

Washi Tapes

Washi Tapes: My taste in washi tapes is feminine. I love florals and Kawaii. I prefer lantern pattern and polka dots over stripes and solids. Anything sweet and girly.

Please NO:

  • Scotch brand (I have all the ones I liked from this brand)
  • Washi tapes from the WeRMemoryKeepers washi tray set (I have 2 trays so I have plenty of these)
  • Dollar Tree tapes
  • fabric tapes
  • paper tapes

As much as I like deco tapes, when a swap calls for washi tape, please only send those. Paper tape is not the same as washi tape. I find deco tape samples just a lot harder to use because it becomes non-sticky once it's left the original tape.


  • Favorite colors: mint, teal, turquoise
  • Lovely White/Orange Story stationery
  • Food with faces
  • Awawa Chan
  • Alice in Wonderland/Kawaii fairy tale
  • San-X Palette's Sweet Street
  • Amy & Tim stationery (Janetstore)
  • Sticker flakes and sticker sacks
  • Letterpads and letter paper (with cute designs)
  • Deco tapes: kawaii, travel-themed, air mail-themed
  • Washi tapes: floral prints
  • Letter sets



Disney & Winnie the Pooh & Snoopy stuff but only because I have easy access to them and do not collect them. Also, please no religious, academic, or holiday items.

No magazine cutouts, scrap paper, foam stickers (I get way too much), confetti. Also nothing too masculine like mustache and sports. No ribbons or fabric tapes.

Currently no more journal cards & Project Life cards please. Also no more ephemera and die-cuts. No academic stickers or dollar store stickers.

No pencils and erasers. I'm no longer a student and really don't collect or have need for these items.

No more note cards or post cards. I have a lot of my own. Post cards are fine if it's used as a protector.

Junk in general.


Beauty/make-up: I used to be a make-up junkie but I'm not anymore. The only beauty related stuff I would enjoy are beauty samples from Asian brands like Etude House. Otherwise no other cosmetics, please.

Tea/coffee: I'm both a tea and coffee drinker. My favorite tea flavor is Moroccan mint tea. I'm always on the look out for the best Moroccan mint tea. I don't consider myself a coffee snob. I prefer mine instant and made at home versus at a local coffee shop. I also prefer cold drinks vs hot ones and will often let my coffee sit until it's lukewarm before drinking it (my MIL thinks this is sacrilege, lol).


Chelle rated for 1 oz of Kawaii Happy Mail INT #1 on Apr 18, 2018
Comment: Love everything! Especially the envelope!!! Thank you!
tiggerkitn25 rated for KSU: 25/25/25 Kawaii Bunnies on Apr 16, 2018
Comment: Sorry, I meant to rate this sooner and it got lost in the shuffle. I can't leave anything paper on my desk or our cat chews on it, lol. Thank you for a great swap! =)
Comment: Thank you so much!
iamred rated for KSU: Kawaii Sticker Flake Bags April! on Apr 13, 2018
Comment: what a fantastic selection of flake bags! =) can't wait to get them sent along! =D
sal410cat rated for KSU: 35 Mixed Memo Sheets on Apr 13, 2018
Comment: Got the resend today! Thank you so much!!
sebastian122 rated for KSU: 25/25/25 Kawaii Food on Apr 11, 2018
Comment: So much awesome AND coupons!!! You really know how to spoil a Pattie. XOXO
thegypsie rated for KSU: 10 Letter Sets on Apr 11, 2018
Comment: Thank you. I really love the Dapan set with the cello bag. I am having a, hopefully short-lived obsession with cello bags. <3
turboneko rated for KSU: KWIK Kawaii...flakes! on Apr 10, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the cute flakes and extras :)
asddsa28 rated for KSU: 50 Large Memo Sheets on Apr 5, 2018
Comment: thank you so much for all the memos there all so cute! thanks so much for the extra sticker flakes to!
paperpusher rated for KSU: 50 Sticker Flakes on Apr 5, 2018
Comment: Thanks for all the cool flakes and mini memo sheets, Rani!!! =)
Comment: I looooved all of the flakes and the little HK sheet! :) hehe Very cute swap :) Thank you for the extras, and thank you for hosting! :) <3
Comment: Thank you so much for all your generous goodies! The My Melody tape is precious I love all the patterns
ladyfluorspar rated for Kawaii: Choose 3 (INT) #3 on Mar 16, 2018
Comment: Thanks for paying attention to my profile favourites!
Comment: Thanks for the sticker bags and the stickers! =)
Comment: thank you so much! i got the bags done and ready for the next swap. I love the extra memos you sent there so cute!
Comment: Thank you Rani!
Comment: Wooooow. So many vintage! Thanks for sharing!!! You're the best. xoxo

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ContraryHousewife on Mar 20, 2018:

sebastian122 on Feb 26, 2018:

Thank you for the slams!!! XOXOXO

manders2280 on Feb 8, 2018:

Thank you for your kind note. I was supposed to be heading to Texas about now, to get away from the ice and snow!

sebastian122 on Feb 7, 2018:

sebastian122 on Jan 11, 2018:

Thank you SO MUCH for adding to a sticker flake bag made for me! You're the best!! XOXO

turboneko on Dec 29, 2017:

Thank you for adding to my sticker flake bag :D

turboneko on Dec 29, 2017:

Thank you for adding to my sticker flake bag :D

sebastian122 on Dec 28, 2017:

Thank you SO MUCH for adding to a sticker flake bag made for me! You're the best!! XOXO

oflifeandlists on Dec 22, 2017:

And thanks for such a great mix of goods from R1!

oflifeandlists on Dec 22, 2017:

I love the sticker sack from nesting envie R3. And I can't wait to use the washi samples.

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