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russromano

russromano
Date Joined: January 3, 2017
Last Online: May 1, 2018
Birthday: August 26
Country: United States
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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

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Comment: Thank you SO much for the beautiful faerie postcard. I absolutely love it. I greatly appreciate you going out of your way to check my profile before you sent off your postie, although you really didn't have to do so. You are awesome and I bow my head to thee.
TexyDeb rated for (PCG) S is for... on Apr 25, 2018
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Comment: Thank you for all the extra's . no worries on the candy...I like all the postcards and love some of them. ha ha ha
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Comment: Absolutely love your postcards selection!!! I am sorry you had trouble reading 'me' jaja but know that you made the perfect choice! They are all stunning and new to me! Oh and the envelope is fantastic, I wish I could find pages that big and with that quality too. Thank you for the note and as well the card-stock you use to wrap the postcards because its ready in my pile of things to re-purpose! Thank you so much for a lovely swap and the care you put into sending me something extra 'to compensate'. I swear it was not necessary but I a feel the lucky winner of a prize! ♥
Ruthless rated for WIYM - Homemade Envies - USA on Mar 21, 2018
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Comment: Hello Russ! If I could rate you a thousand hearts I would! Thanks so much for the great selection of envelopes! I love them all but I really love the leaf! Very cool! Original! The owls were pretty cool as well. You said you had a hard time choosing... Me too! I love them all and I appreciate the extras! You spoiled me! Again thanks so much! i feel pretty lucky to have gotten such a great swap partner!
Juniebird rated for WIYM Postcard Alphabet - S - USA on Mar 20, 2018
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Comment: Russ, thank you so much for the awesome NYC postcard - it's a great picture of the city! I love the stamps also. Thanks again!
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Comment: Hi Russ, thank you so much for your wonderful postcard and all the amazing stamps. I totally loved what you send me!
ASawvel rated for PH: "J" Is For (Blank or Naked) on Mar 17, 2018
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Comment: Thank you for the beautiful card and wonderful stamps! Who cares if you get the same card twice? My favorite part is the message on the back, which is always unique.
user3654 rated for NYUP Sender's Choice #58 on Mar 6, 2018
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Comment: I am also incredibly disappointed that the first PC you sent did not arrive - it was great and I would have loved to have it show up in my mailbox, but I also love the replacement you sent, so many thanks to you for both!
user3654 rated for NYUP USA Only #35 on Mar 6, 2018
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Comment: I can't thank you enough for this swap. The PCs were fantastic (love fairies!), but you went above and beyond with the washi tape, beautiful paper, handmade envelope and fantastic Japanese stamps. Really fantastic! Thank you again!
DragonflyDreamer rated for NYUP USA Only #35 on Feb 27, 2018
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Comment: Thank you for the cute PC! The stamps are really interesting, thank you for sharing. All the best to you.
TrishaLSmith rated for NYUP Sender's Choice #59 on Feb 25, 2018
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Comment: Thank you kindly for the Christmas postcard. The stamps you used were lovely as well!
zerosummons rated for NYUP USA Only #35 on Feb 24, 2018
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Comment: Hello again! Thank you for the great Miffy postcard and all the cute postage stamps. I love the lucky cat sticker and ink stamp!
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Comment: Thanks for this great "Pop Art" postcard! It glowed in my mailbox! I love the stamps too! Hugs from Alaska, Sherry
AZBobbi rated for (PCG) Q is for... on Feb 15, 2018
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Comment: Love the postcard and the great space theme! No idea why this had a problem in the mail. Everything is correct on it. Maybe they were offended by the Russian stamps? :)
simcoe54 rated for PH: "D" Is For (Blank or Naked) on Feb 13, 2018
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Comment: The dog postcards are so cute and again perfectly picked for my collection. Thanks for choosing such great cards.
simcoe54 rated for Three Postcards in an Envelope #5B on Feb 13, 2018
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Comment: Thanks for sending such great profile related postcards. They fit my collection perfectly.
SunTradeToo rated for NYUP: Send some Art - January on Feb 9, 2018
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Comment: I absolutely love this postcard! And the stamps too! Thank you ❤¸♥♪♫*¨*•.¸¸❤
zerosummons rated for NYUP: Celebrate Women on Feb 9, 2018
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Comment: Thank you for the fantastic I Love Lucy postcard and matching stamp! The different used postage stamps you added were a nice touch.
goinjenny rated for WIYM Postcard Alphabet N - USA on Feb 9, 2018
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Comment: Thank you for sending blank AND for the extras!!
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Comment: Thank you so much! I love the cards, your letter and the envelope!

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