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russromano

russromano
Date Joined: January 3, 2017
Last Online: January 15, 2018
Birthday: August 26
Country: United States
My Website

About Me

Paper Artist making my way in the world.

Primarily work in any form of paper projects--cutouts, collage, decoupage, journaling, envelopes, books/book arts, and handmade boxes.

For samples of my work, please visit my craft blog at www.nystarcards.blogspot.com

Favorite Music

Holiday Music. I listen to Christmas music about nine months out of twelve. Also, country, contemporary Christian music--not overly religious but enjoy the message of CCM.

Favorite Books

Mysteries, psychological thrillers, Agatha Christie, culinary mysteries, biographies/autobiographies and craft books.

I read Kindle books in order to save space in my Bronx apartment. I only buy hard copies of craft books.

Favorite Movies

Animation. I don't go to the theaters as often as I used to. I don't watch movies on the television.

Wishlist

If you are looking for something to send, please send me a blank postcard. I collect postcards and send them out via Swap-bot or Postcrossing. I enjoy all postcards but really, really appreciate local rural postcards from your area. I will always be able to use any postcards.

The following is copied from my postcrossing profile:

LIKES: food, animals, cards about your city/country, cards about culture, cards showing your holiday celebrations especially Christmas/winter holidays/Halloween, cards showing weather especially snow, nature scenes, funny postcards, art postcards highlighting an artist from your city/country, celebrity postcards (TV, movies, entertainers, dancers, composers, etc.)

DISLIKES: business sponsored post cards, free postcards, vulgar/sexual postcards.

I hope this helps but any thoughtful addition or items from the ideas below are appreciated.

Favorite Crafts

Anything paper. Anything paper. Anything paper and holiday. All holidays--even the minor, nonsense holidays.

Anything Japanese--including Japanese paper, crafts, and gift wrapping.

Starting to get into adult coloring books, doodling, and zentangles.

Favorite Colors

Hot/Sun colors are my favorites--oranges, reds, and yellows.

I do like some of the winter colors--blues, wine/burgundy/cranberry.

Not a big fan of pastels.

Tattoos

I have a three quarter body suit of tattoos--covered from shoulders to knees (front and back) with artistic tattoos.

If you are offended by Japanese style tattoos, please do not follow. My tattoos do not define me but are a part of who I am.

Favorite Country

While I love living in the United States and I am very proud to live here, I love the country of Japan and its people. I lived in Japan for 10 years while I was in the military. I visit there once or twice per year. I am obsessed with anything Japanese--including Japanese crafts and gift wrapping.

Postcards

Since several of the groups/swaps I have joined are associated with postcards, I have decided to add this section. I will accept any postcard of any size. I prefer handmade to store bought if there is no designation but will accept them all. I do prefer to receive postcards without an envelope (naked).

I usually send handmade postcards if given the choice or if it is unspecified. If you have a preference, please list it in your profile. I always send my postcards naked because I don't want to deprive anyone of the joy of seeing a handmade postcard. Once again, let me know if you have a preference. Finally, I always work in two sizes: either 4 by 6 in or 5 by 7. I will mix the orientation (portrait or landscape) depending on the composition.

In conclusion, if you have preferences please let me know by contacting me or stating them in your profile. I ALWAYS read a profile before making a project because I really do want to give you something you want to keep.

Ratings

widelo123 rated for Fill My Mailbox - January 2018 on Jan 11, 2018
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Comment: Russ, thank you for the great lighthouse postcard and stamp. It is new to me. Again, thank you, Shirley
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Comment: Thank you for your package. I must say this to you, I was very touched by the care that you put into this envelope. Everything was lovely and you were very generous. I was really touched by the letter you added, which told me a bit about your life. Thank you, you made my day :)
Response: I am so happy that I made your day. Thank you for letting me know. I only accept a few swaps at a time so I can make sure that I have time to make each one special.
japn rated for Fill My Mailbox - January 2018 on Jan 9, 2018
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Comment: Beautiful elephant card thank you very much :)
Macw1975 rated for PH: "B" Is For (Blank or Naked) on Jan 9, 2018
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Comment: A heart for double B - Brooklyn Bridge & because the bridge is my fave color, orange!! Plus the cool stamps you used & decorated with. Love them! What a neat postcard.
Lonestarchild rated for PH: Postcard Variety Pack #1 on Jan 8, 2018
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Comment: Oh WOW! These are really beautiful. LOVE the one of the old man -- the stories he could tell! And many thanks for the envies -- I never have enough of those! Great swap!!
dartha rated for Three Postcards in an Envelope #5A on Jan 8, 2018
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Comment: Sorry I missed your message. Thank you for all the awesome postcards. Love the dolphin stamp you used too! thank you, darla
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Comment: What a neat idea and I really kind a like the rope going around it it looks pretty cool. And it never hurts to have an extra card in my card box and especially one nice like this that is unique. I Helsel of the stamps to put on the outside, I don’t have those ones. Thank you very much and have a very Merry Christmas.
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Comment: Thank you from this pretty card, and a clever idea of reuse, but I think I might save this :). Also thank you for the cute extra card, and many christmas stamps in the envelope!
kasa rated for Christmas Cards #2 on Dec 8, 2017
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Comment: Thank you for the lovely Christmas card, what an awesome idea about the card. Thanks also for the extra card. interested that you are a paper artist. Merry Christmas to you.
Lina279 rated for Christmas cards on Dec 6, 2017
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Comment: Thank you!I absolutely loved the cards!
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Comment: thanks RR for your beautiful postvard and stamps with perfect postmark.
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Comment: Thank you so much Russ, I love the Noel design on the front.
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Comment: I love the Noel card that you sent. What a cool idea to have a reusable card! Thank you for the little extra that you included.
michelejeanne rated for Wishing You A Merry Christmas on Nov 30, 2017
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Comment: Thank you so much for the card and the extra card! I really love the stamps on the returned envelope!! Merry Christmas!
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Comment: Thanks so much Russ! I love the “reuseable” card. The card has a great retro look to it...and it’s in French! I also love the extra card you included, beautiful. I really love the simple style of both! Thanks!
MelbourneGirl rated for WIYM: ANIMAL POSTCARD SWAP on Nov 29, 2017
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Comment: Thank you so very much for the beautiful illustrated postcard - your editions are fab ❤️❤️❤️
user3654 rated for Black/White PC Swap #27 - USA on Nov 29, 2017
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Comment: Thank you for the fabulous PC! I grew up in a house listening to Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughn, Billie Holiday, and Nina Simone, so you chose very well for me. I love them all!
karli rated for Christmas Card w/ an Animal on Nov 29, 2017
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Comment: Thanks for a cute bunny card! Karli
RetroChik rated for WIYM: INTERESTING BUILDING PC SWAP on Nov 29, 2017
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Comment: Thank you for the postcard of the NYC buildings. We went to visit NYC a couple of years ago. So much to see!
Hyshu rated for Christmas Cards #2 on Nov 28, 2017
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Comment: WoW! I wish I could give you more than 1 <3! Thank you so much for the cards. I love how you designed the one to be reused but I will be keeping it but I love the idea! You spoiled me on this one!