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rayce

rayce
Date Joined: September 30, 2015
Last Online: November 4, 2017
Birthday: September 23, 1974
Country: United States
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About Me


If you don't receive my swap or think it doesn't meet the swap requirements, please contact me before rating. I will never flake on sending and I am big on communication. One of my goals is to try and keep a perfect 5 rating and I work hard to do this. Please don't punish me because something might be lost or damaged in the mail and just needs to be resent. That is completely out of my control.

I always rate the minute I receive anything from a swap. Please do the same for me. Not because I am anxious to get the rating but so that I know it arrived safely.

If my swap ever arrives with postage due, please send me a message and I will mail you stamps to apologize for my mistake.


I am a 42 year old living North of Dallas, TX area. Born in Oklahoma but moved to Seattle, WA in 2000. Lived there until 2013 and now living with my husband in TX. My family is in Oklahoma and I realized one day that if anything happened to anyone, it would take me a long time to get to them so I decided to give away about 1/2 of my furniture, load up a truck and move to my husbands home town. Now if anything happens to family I am a 3 hour drive away instead of a flight away.

I have a daughter who is grown. I raised her as a single mother. She is disabled and lives with me pending disability assistance from the state.

I like to keep very busy. I do rock climbing, organize ladies nights with friends, play a lot of games (online, board games and LARPs) and go to SCA events (medieval reenactments). I have lost 45 pounds by eating low carb / low calorie. It is amazing how much energy you have when you eat healthy and drink lots of water!

My husband and I are gamers. We play computer games, tabletop games and LARPs. We often invite over friends to sit around the table and play board games. I also have a gaming YouTube channel which is linked above.

Recent News

8/20/17 - Because of how busy my life is year round, I only participate in a few swaps if anything. I love swapping but want to make sure I only join what I know for a fact I have time to do.

Favorite Crafts

I like to knit though I'm not able to do anything fancy. I mostly knit scarfs for friends and blankets for friends having babies.

I like to do paper crafts like pen pal letters and journals. I love the slow process of writing neatly in cursive. It is calming.

While living in Seattle I got involved in photography. It was a big focus as an art for me for many years but as digital has taken over film, I've found myself losing interest. As a single mother, I simply couldn't afford to do it anymore so I stopped. I do have many years of work that I often print out in little wallet size prints and mail to pen pals.

I like to draw. My favorite is celtic knotwork but not limited to that. A new fun night out I have started doing once a month is pottery painting with my friends.

Some of my Craft Art:
Cat Envelope Envelope Pottery Envelope Witch Spawn Flowers Eggs Envelope2 potteryplate BloodCup

Some of my Photography:
CatMask Underwater Flower Dragon

Likes

Favorite shows: Game of Thrones, Vikings, Historical Documentaries and Anything Tudor based

  • Pretty paper
  • Stickers
  • Washi tape
  • Hand crafted items
  • Vintage
  • Antique items including old photographs and post cards
  • Autumn
  • Halloween
  • Winter
  • Gothic themed things
  • Art
  • Anything history based
  • Stamps
  • Inks
  • Teas - I like green,oolong and black teas for caffeinated teas and for non-caffeine I like floral type teas with a natural sweetness.
  • If you are sending me a state/country postcard, I prefer 4 X 6 cards so I can put them in an album
    MailLove

Dislikes

  • I am a recovering alcoholic so please nothing alcohol themed
  • Perfumes or other strong smells
  • Religious or political themed items
  • Advertisements
  • No dragonflies please. I have a strong negative association with them.
  • Read down further for PC dislikes
    MailLove

My Collections

  • I am working towards covering a wall with postcards. They do not have to be state / country cards. I prefer to receive postcards naked and stamped.

  • I collect unique jewelry. I like things that look unusual or antique. One of my favorite things to do is go to thrift stores and dig through the jewelry. (My ears are not pierced so please do not send me earrings)

  • I love to decorate for all of the seasons and holidays so I collect holiday and seasonal decorations.

  • I collect stickers and trade them with other people via pen pals and package exchanges. This is one of the reasons this site appeals to me so much! I can't wait to get started!

  • Magnets - But please no state magnets. I only collect magnets from the states that I have visited with my husband.

  • I have started collecting stamps (on the envelope with postage markings). So if you have a pretty stamp to stick on the swap, I would love that :D. I cut them out and plan to do a postage journal with pages covered in postage I've received.

Favorite Games

  • World of Warcraft
  • Don't Starve
  • Skyrim
  • Dragon Age
  • Elder Scrolls Online
  • Banished
  • The Long Dark
  • Minecraft
  • Civ V
  • Diablo III
  • StarCraft II
  • The Sims

Postcards

Dislikes:

  • State or country postcards with nothing written on them in an envelope.
  • State or country postcards for a state or country that you do not live in. Such as sending me a postcard from Italy when you live in Utah.
  • Postcards that are not work appropriate. I have all my swaps sent to my work address.
  • I am a recovering alcoholic so please nothing alcohol themed

Likes:

I love everything minus what I wrote as a dislike above. I prefer my postcards sent naked and stamped (unless the swap says otherwise).

MailLove

Ratings

Dummanios rated for Gothic ATC - Private Swap on Sep 10, 2017
5
rating
Comment: It arrived with the stamp still attached. I love the whole package, ATC, envelope and presentation! Thanks for the private swap!
Response: I'm really glad you liked it. Thanks for the heart and doing the swap with me <3
EmilyT rated for Put a Bird on It ATC on Sep 5, 2017
5
rating
Comment: Thanks, love the bird image used! 🐦 thanks also for the crafting goodies, I'll enjoy using them
Response: Glad you liked it. Thank you for the heart :)
Dummanios rated for Vintage ATC - Fall Colors on Aug 19, 2017
5
rating
Comment: I love this ATC and the extras! Thank you so much!
Response: Glad you liked them and super excited about our private ATC swap. Thank you for the heart :)
KSENiA rated for Strange PC Swap on Jul 8, 2017
5
rating
Comment: Thank you for the odd postcard.
Response: You're welcome! I'm glad it made it there ok. Thank you for the heart :)
WicKeDGlitTEr rated for Strange PC Swap on May 5, 2017
5
rating
Comment: Thanks for the postcard It's so strange I love it!
Response: I'm glad you liked it. Thank you for he heart :)
jezb750 rated for Cat ATC #6 on Apr 28, 2017
5
rating
Comment: I am happy with the arrival of your card and its tiny suprise inside. Thank you for the Van Gogh postcard, you made this guy from Asia very happy. Best regards!
Response: I'm really glad you liked the ATC and the extra. Thanks for the heart!
nannycat rated for Flower ATC on Apr 25, 2017
5
rating
Comment: thank you for the lovely flower A.T.C.it,s very pretty
Response: I am glad you liked it. Thank you for the heart :)
5
rating
Comment: Thank you so much for the lovely stamped images. I really like them all, and especially the metallic paper you used. Thank you for the extras! The little birds nest is darling!! I love the little embellishments and of course your photography is AMAZING! WOW! You go girl!
Response: I'm glad it got there and that you liked what I sent :) Thank you for the heart! Maybe we can do an ATC swap together soon.
RiverTopanga rated for Use a Playing Card - APC on Apr 10, 2017
5
rating
Comment: Excellent Queen Mother of Hearts! Thanks! Also thank you for the beautiful note card ☺. Swap On!
Response: I'm glad you liked it :) I think ATCs are my new kryptonite. I am so addicted! <3
5
rating
Comment: Loved the envelope!! Thank you :)
Response: I'm very glad you liked it. Thank you for the heart :)
MAGALA rated for Mardi Gras ATC on Mar 30, 2017
5
rating
Comment: Loved the way you did your ATC the colors coordinated very well, and loved the way you made the mask. Thanks for doing this lovely ATC, and looking forward to swapping with you in the future.
Response: I'm really glad you like it! It is only the second ATC I've ever made. I am so very hooked now and have started a binder for collecting the ones I've received. Thank you for the feedback and the heart :)
Fullsteampowell rated for Science Fiction PC Swap #9 on Mar 20, 2017
5
rating
Comment: I actually own that book, though I haven't read it yet.
Response: Awesome! Glad you liked it and thank you so much for the heart :)
LaylaSlaughter rated for LaylaSlaughter and rayce on Mar 14, 2017
5
rating
Comment: Love the PCs & note cards, thank you. ♥
Response: Hope you enjoy them and thank you for the heart :)
5
rating
Comment: Thank you very much for the lovely pictures! I think you're a talented photographer! All best wishes!
Response: Thank you for the wonderful compliment and the heart :D
JenniferB rated for Use A Playing Card -ATC on Mar 2, 2017
5
rating
Comment: All I can say Rayce is...you did a fab job of your first ATC, and I'm the lucky one to have received it! Thank you so very much for being my partner! Have you looked at my Flickr link to see some recent ATC's, Pocket Letters I've done for swaps. I hope to have you as a swap partner in the future. Thank you once again, cheers 😊❤💜💚💙💛💖
Response: I'm so glad you like it and that it got there in one piece! I was worried about the little mirrors. I'll go take a look at your Flickr!
KayMosher rated for 3 Things in an Envie #2 on Feb 23, 2017
5
rating
Comment: Thank you! Loved all of it!
Response: So glad you liked them. And thank you for the heart :)
5
rating
Comment: Thank-you for the sweet envelope and the lovely feathers and note card!
Response: So glad you liked them! Thank you for the heart and have a lovely day :)
slckad rated for WIYM: I love snail -mail supplies on Feb 17, 2017
5
rating
Comment: Thank you so much for all of the great snail mail supplies that you sent to me! I loved them all and they will get used happily!
Response: I'm glad you liked them :D. Thank you for the heart and happy swapping!
jaimierandolph rated for Stationary Swap on Feb 10, 2017
5
rating
Comment: OMGoodness, REAL stationary.... Thank you so much for the stationary and for the handmade envies. I love it all!
Response: Weird! Swap-bot didn't notify me you had rated me days ago. I just sent you a private msg you can ignore lol. I'm glad you liked them :)
Jessicat rated for Handmade Valentines on Feb 5, 2017
5
rating
Comment: Thank you for the card and stickers 😃
Response: You are very welcome. Thanks for the heart!

Rating Overview

Overall Hearts Stars Hosted
5.0000 174 11 15
Completed Fives Threes Ones
115 209 0 0
Type 1 Type 2 Type 3 Uncategorized
6 78 31 0
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Comments

CurlyTea on Sep 25, 2017:

shinyserra on Apr 2, 2017:

I received your Crafting Room Purge RAK and it was SO fun going through everything! Thank you very much! I love all of those postcards and stickers!

simcoe54 on Mar 20, 2017:

Received the great postcards that you sent for - Who LIkes...Tag & the flowers were all intact on the envelope. Thanks!!!

RyeRye on Sep 23, 2016:

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

LLL

RyeRye on Sep 1, 2016:

RyeRye on Jun 24, 2016:

Thanks for joining Inspiration Station!

mariadastrouxas on Jun 8, 2016:

Hello ;) I sent you the China Stamps Magazine RAK. Let me know when you got it. Cheers, maria das trouxas

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Tigerlilyknotwise on Jun 1, 2016:

Thank you for the pretty envelopes and washi samples for 5,4,3,2,1 Tag! I've been really liking blues/greens lately so these are perfect for me :)

Ohhedgehogs on May 27, 2016:

I participated in a Swap by Rayce and she was awesome and angeled me with no hesitation <3

I look forward to future swaps with her.

piratecaptainmo on May 19, 2016:

Thank you so much for the amazing notecards from the swap tag! They're fantastic!

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