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russromano

russromano
Date Joined: January 3, 2017
Last Online: November 18, 2017
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

FundyGirl rated for Dogs & Puppies postcard - US only on Nov 17, 2017
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Comment: What a cute postcard and the stamps are awesome. Thank you so much.
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Comment: Russ, thank you for the Christmas card I can recycle and also for the extra one. Shirley
marymary914 rated for Mostly Pink on Nov 17, 2017
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Comment: Thanks for the great owl PC!
Lonestarchild rated for WIYM: ANIMAL POSTCARD SWAP on Nov 17, 2017
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Comment: These are really wonderful! Can't decide on a favorite -- they are all great! And NC too! Thank you so much!
Hyshu rated for Random PC International #11 on Nov 14, 2017
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Comment: Thank you for the beautiful card and old stamps. I loved it!
kssunlover1947 rated for PH: Send 5 Postcards #5 on Nov 14, 2017
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Comment: Thank you for all you sent. I really loved how you decorated the envelope.
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Comment: russ, thank you for the postcard from Japan. You made it special by adding Japanese stamps and a lighthouse one also. Shirley
Chaosfay rated for WIYM Postcard Alphabet - F -USA on Nov 13, 2017
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Comment: I love the card and stamps! Science is life and getting science stuff always makes me happy. Thank you!
Dasha rated for HMPC: Sender's Choice PC-Nov on Nov 13, 2017
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Comment: Thank you for the PC. I really like the postage stamps you used.
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Comment: Thank you so much for the lovely, thoughtful package. I really appreciate all of the effort you went in to put it together. I love all of the extras, thanks again!
goinjenny rated for ANIMAL PC # 16 P is for ... on Nov 9, 2017
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Comment: Thank you bunches for sending blank AND for the awesome extra!
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Comment: First of all, very nice envelope! I was excited to open it :) I loved all the cards you sent, even the zazzle. These are actually really nicely done. Thanks :)
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Comment: I appreciate the royal stamps you've used! I've never been to Miami but it always looks fun in cards. I hope you'll get to visit soon!
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Comment: After a long hard day at work, I came home and found your gorgeous envelope in my mailbox. It really made my day. Thank you for such a nice swap, Russ. I love all the pretty papers you sent, packaged so nicely. I fell in love with Japan as a little girl because I have a great aunt who is Japanese. Happy Swapping to you!
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Comment: Love the sweet PC. Thanks for the Dr. Suess stamp.
judee0624 rated for PH: "L" Is For on Nov 6, 2017
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Comment: Hello Russ. Your wonderful envelope ( Lake Tahoe which we love) arrived today with the amazing collection of postcards. I love them all. The lighthouse is a place we ALMOST went to last month when we were in Maine. I checked out your blog too. Very nice! I am honored to have you as my swap partner.
dudot rated for Send my postcard back - Week 6 on Nov 3, 2017
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Comment: Thank you I love the postcards and got it today, thank you thank you
luvbird rated for MAE - I Spy Falling Leaves on Nov 3, 2017
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Comment: Russ, wow...what a wonderful envelope of goodies. The leaf envies are so gorgeous and I appreciate the fact that the paper comes from Japan. Thank you! I just love all the sweet post cards and animal images. Love the washi tape too! Very fun swap.
Chaosfay rated for ANIMAL PC #15 O is for ... on Nov 3, 2017
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Comment: Thank you SO MUCH for choosing a card and stamps I love. The fact you read my profile so thoroughly has made my day!