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shellyc

shellyc
Date Joined: August 16, 2013
Last Online: November 16, 2017

Country: Singapore
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About my swaps...

  • For my partners overseas who have yet to receive my mail after a month, do contact me before simply rating a 1. I really appreciate communication since international airmail can take as long as 2 months.

I've moved more info on how I handle my swaps to the end of this profile because it's kind of long-winded, so jump straight to the bottom if you care to read more. Thank you (˶′◡‵˶)/

About Me

  • A working mum with 3 teens, we love going to the parks, libraries, movies, bookstores, pools, Universal Studios & etc.

3 kids are all in different schools with different curriculum and schedules, so life has gotten more 'exciting' but busier. I might therefore cut down on swapping (or not! :D lol)

  • Love handicrafts, papercrafts, scrapbooking & rubberstamping. Dabble in sewing, embroidery, cross-stitching, felting and crocheting, Tend to repurpose and DIY small practical items for use around the house as well as upcycling clothes and making little accessories.

  • A hoarder of crafting and paper supplies, and the hubby patiently puts up with all hoarding issues. Together with kids' stuff, my home is one big organised mess lol!

  • I started scrapbooking only some time in year '99 and enjoyed paperpiecing and collaging in my layouts (love the look of layers!). Then in 2004, I found digital scrapbooking and got involved in designing and creative teams, so for quite a few years, my paper scrapbooks were put aside in favour of digital layouts and printed albums.

  • In early 2013, I came across some blogs enabling Project Life and Smashbooking which revived my love for paper scrapbooking! Now I'm happily doing hybrid, combining digital scrapping with pocket scrap/smashbooking! They help me make a dent (even if just a small one) in my mountain of photos while having fun! :D

Favourite Movies, Music, Books

Don't watch TV much but I love to catch movies with my family, especially those adapted from books we have read, fun action movies, Marvel Cinematic Universe, animation & etc.

Some of the Disney movies & characters we enjoyed very much are the Incredibles, Toy Story, Big Hero 6, Monster Inc. and MU, Finding Nemo/ Dory, Wreck-it Ralph, Up, Tangled, Inside Out... actually very much all of the recent Disney/ Pixar movies! I also love Ghibli Studio anime and the characters too :)

For music, it's the oldies, ballads, pop rock & etc, nothing too heavy or noisy for me, but my kids like alternative rock and such kind of music, so I can't help not hearing those.

As for books, I enjoy reading novels by the authors, Michael Crichton, Pearl S Buck, Louisa May Alcott and Mitch Albom. I also read whatever my kids are reading at the moment, I just pick up their books left around their rooms and start reading, authors such as Roald Dahl, Diana W. Jones, Jacqueline Wilson, Rick Riordan, as well as series such as Harry Potter, Narnia, LOTR, Spiderwick Chronicles, Maze Runner, The Hunger Games, Divergent, Peculiar Children... books ranging from children to the YA fiction ;)

The things I like...

♥ Happy colour combinations ~ bright, muted colours. (Not primary colours & certainly NOT neon)

♥ Washi tapes ~ diecut washi, lace patterns, colourful, watercolour style, foiled, anime, kawaii, cute images.

♥ Scrapbooking embellishments, craft items, planner items ~ patterned paper and patterned/ textured cardstock scraps, stickers, clear rubber stamps - used is fine, adhesive gems, die cuts, stickers, paint chips, twine & etc.

♥ The look of stitching and needlepoint work on paper and embellishments. Lace or lace patterned items such as colourful small doilies of 3 inch & below.

♥ Gold foiled, metallic foiled, sparkly, glittery, iridescent and shimmery items, though not loose glitters. Heat transfer foil of any colours, small mailable sizes are fine.

♥ Letterpressed items, bigger punch outs, die cuts. I'll be very happy to receive destashed or swap for thin cutting dies,such as Sizzlits & etc.

♥ 4"x6" & 3"x4" journaling or filler cards for pocket scrapbooking ~ Project Life, Simple Stories & others... I love to swap for/ receive such cards! Don't need many from each kit (mixed filler & journal cards) and please let me know what kit the cards are from... a post-it note with the kit's name will do, I just like knowing ;)

♥ Kawaii & cute ~ I like Disney, San-X, Kamio, Sanrio & etc. They're all too cute for me to have favourites! Also love anime cute style, for example things with such faces ❤( • ᴗ • )

♥ I use postcards for journaling or in crafts, so I'd like them in envie & unwritten, of cute graphics, images of superheroes, comics, anime, movie posters, books and children literature, or artsy with inspiring/ meaningful quotes. Not touristy, and I prefer illustrations over photography.

♥ For rubberstamped images, please stamp with dark pigment/ water resistant ink on white / off-white cardstocks for lined images if possible, as I like (water) colouring them to go with whatever I'm using them for. I especially LOVE stamped images die cut with coordinating dies! If you have stamps as per my Etsy stamp images' wishlist or similar, I'd love it if you stamp some for me :)

♥ If you're mailing with or sending cancelled stamps, I prefer cute graphics, Disney, movies, books and children literature related ones. Please use stamps when mailing to me and not postal labels, that is, only if it is not troublesome for you :)

♥ I'm using an A5-sized binder as my family journal/ album, so I'd appreciate planner items for use with this size. Page protectors with divided pockets around the sizes of A5 and 6" x 8" or smaller, any number of pockets and how it's divided and any brands are all great!

9 pockets sleeves for pocket letters are very much appreciated too! I'd like to join full pocket letter swaps again... :P

Preference......

► Would love to receive washi/ masking tapes but not so much of plastic deco tapes & paper tapes.

► Prefer themes such as everyday events/ ordinary day-to-day activities => Can't use items with names of the seasons, religion &/or national holidays unique to countries other than mine.

► Don't want teeny tiny items, such as microbeads, loose glitters & etc, Also prefer not to receive small stamped images, tiny loose stickers, scraps, punchies & etc smaller than 0.75 inch or 2 cm. For paper scraps, ATC size or bigger, please.

► Don't need kiddish craft stuff like loom bands, thin origami paperfolding paper, fun foam and also little monsters or toothfairy that sort of items or designs for young children.

► For stationery, I'd love gel ink pens, markers, highlighters, but NOT wooden pencils and erasers. Don't want paper bookmarks since they get creased or torn too easily. Magnetic, plastic or laminated ones are great!

► I like instant drink mixes, tea, coffee, chocolate and factory-wrapped tea bags with flavours (fruity & etc), and don't want plain tea or loose tea leaves.

► If you're sending accessories, I only wear simple stud earrings smaller than 5mm in diameter (don't want dangling) and simple thin bracelets (no chunky stuff).

► Can't use vintage/ heritage items or pictures, for example, photos of unknown people from the past. I scrap my own memorabilia, so don't need items like used tickets, stubs, brochures & etc.

► Please don't send torn book pages, recipe cards, photographs &/or printed pictures of real things, such as cutouts, magazine clippings & etc.

► Not into friendship books or crams or slams and not collecting ATCs or Inchies, but I enjoy working on these little canvases for my partners if they like or collect them.

► Don't ever want creepy or twisted pics or items, and also NO realistic clowns or freak circus graphics.

► Please don't make Zetti art for me, I don't know how to appreciate this style!

► Don't want any beauty products, such as lotion, cosmetics or skincare items.

► Can't stand the smell of smoking, cigarettes, tobacco & etc.

► I don't get the mustache trend. Not at all.

That's about all... I appreciate your taking time to check out my profile, thank you! ヾ(´∀`○)ノ

Continue... About my swaps

  • Please do give my mail some time to reach you as it might take any length of time from 10 days to 10 weeks for international mail. Likewise, I'll also wait for at least a month before contacting if I didn't receive a swap.

  • I'll click 'Mail Sent' after I've posted my envies to keep track of what I've sent. Please note that my mail posted on Sat or Sun will have a postmark date the next working day since we have a 5-days' postal work week here. Mail posted on public holidays or after the postmen have cleared the mailbox for the day will also not have the same postmark date as the date I click 'Mail Sent'.

  • I'll definitely try to contact my partner in advance if I foresee missing the send-by dates. I know sometimes life gets in the way of swapping, and I'd appreciate my partner doing the same too, so that I can take note and keep a lookout for the swaps.

  • I always leave ratings as soon as I can upon receiving a swap. If a swap hasn't been rated, it is most likely because I have yet to receive it. Please do not hesitate to message me to confirm.

  • Please leave me a rating as soon as it is convenient for you upon receiving my swap (or a comment if it's a tag). I get worried about my mail not reaching you, and yet I don't want to bother you with messages such as "have you received..." or "did my mail reach you ..." if I can help it. (^ ^ ')>

  • Every swap had much consideration put in and I've never hastily thrown together any swaps just to meet deadlines. So far, I've double-checked all the profiles of my partners even for sender's choice and destash swaps, except for blind swaps (I seldom join blind swaps cos I want to send mails my partners will enjoy). I hope that the items I sent were what my partners might like or could use, and even if I'm unable to meet their 'Likes', at least I hope to avoid their 'Dislikes'. (˶′◡‵˶)... So if you're unhappy with the swap from me for some reasons, please contact me so that I know what's wrong and can improve.

Ratings

nini143 rated for craft surprise #1 on Nov 21, 2017
5
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Comment: Today I received finally your package. Thanks a lot for the effort and the nice die cuts ! I love them
Sternenfee rated for NH: Pocket Letters for Beginners on Nov 16, 2017
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Comment: Aww what a thoughtful and creative swap. I loved the way you made it. And thank you for the things hidden in the pockets as well.
fairypretty7 rated for FLAT Planner's Kit on Nov 8, 2017
5
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Comment: Your right bright and happy colors can liven up any mood and it did for me today so thank you very much.
Response: I'm so glad my swap arrived! Thank you for letting me know :D
5
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Comment: Thanks for the goodies.
Response: Hope you'll enjoy using them, happy swapping!
bstrong rated for Major Washi Swap on Nov 3, 2017
5
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Comment: Wow what an amazing selection of washi. You went to so much effort to add personal touches to the envelope and the card, and thank you for the ride you stamps on the envelope as well. You did a wonderful job on the swap and a truly did make my day. Hope to be swapping with you again in the future.
Response: Your comments made my day, thank you! :D
Sugardragon rated for GG: Gorjuss chalenge #2 on Nov 1, 2017
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Comment: Thank you very much for a lovely Wizard of Oz altered Gorjuss girl!! It is fantastic and I love it! Happy Swapping :0)
Response: Thank you 😀 Happy swapping to you too!
Lucine rated for Autumn/fall mini flip book on Oct 27, 2017
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Comment: I did not want to pull the ribbon, but I had to look what the mini flip book looked like;)) I really like what you've sent;)) Thank you!
Response: Very happy that you liked the book, I enjoyed making it for you 😀
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Comment: I loved the mini PL -it was very steampunk-ish! I loved all the goodies, too! Thank you so much!
Response: Thanks for letting me know, I had fun making and filling the PL! 😀
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Comment: Cute mail art! I sometimes have to put sturdy tape over my letters too haha. Thanks for all the goodies and the gudetama themed items :D Happy swapping!
Response: Thank you and happy swapping to you too! 😊
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Comment: Hi! Thank you for the wonderful assortment of items. Everything is so wonderful. I really love the presentation of all the items. Thanks for a great swap!
Response: Thanks for letting me know, happy crafting! :D
MommaBaxter rated for WIYM: Mini flipbook - Ladybugs on Oct 6, 2017
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Comment: Adorable flipbook! Thanks so much for all the goodies that came with it too! I can tell that you put a lot of energy and care into crafting it. 💌
Response: So glad you noticed and enjoyed them! Thank you! 😀
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Comment: Hello Shelly!! :-D :-D Yes, I finally got it this time!! I'm so happy! I can't believe I missed your original sent, since this was so great! I love everything you picked! And the washies are just great! :-o I do like everything! Thank you so much for resending, I really appreciate it! :-D I wish you a wonderful day! ^_^
Response: Happy to know you've received my swap! Happy Swapping :D
Tessssssa rated for GG: Gorjuss chalenge #1 on Sep 26, 2017
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Comment: Thanks for your circus girl!
Response: Thanks for hosting this fun swap! :)
CynthiaMH rated for Happy Mail, Yay! - Halloween #2 on Sep 25, 2017
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Comment: Your Halloween envelope arrived today. That made me very happy! It looks so cute and every item is so great! I love all of them. Thank you so much!
Response: I'm glad to know, Happy Halloween in advance! :D
anicka22 rated for Happy Mail, Yay! #17 on Sep 19, 2017
5
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Comment: Thank you
Response: Hope you can use the items I sent :)
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Comment: Love you cool little book. My favourite part is the blood splattered fabric. Love the washi too :-)
Response: Wow, my mail reached you within a week! Glad you liked my flipbook! :D
bluecrayons rated for DIY Embellishment Swap # 3 on Sep 17, 2017
5
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Comment: beautiful embellies. thank you. i needed something sweet after going thru irma.
Response: I'm so relieved knowing that my resend has reached you! Hope the others will eventually arrive as well some day :)
Wildchild rated for WIYM: Mini flipbook traveling on Sep 6, 2017
5
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Comment: It came! Love it!
Response: So glad my book arrived and thanks so much for waiting :D... I enjoyed making this theme for you!
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Comment: Hi i am always on the look out for thin washi, sonthank for a bit more... I just recently bought my 1st happy planner.
Response: Happy planning! (^-^)/
tcornell rated for WIYM: Another Magpie Journal on Aug 28, 2017
5
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Comment: Thank you for re-sending this journal, its very lovely! I love all the things you collected for it! Great job on it :)
Response: This is the one and original journal... :D I'm so relieved and happy that it arrived at your side! Thank you for your patience and kind comment!

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Comments

shellyc on Nov 5, 2017:

I've completed 300 swaps!

Missaggie on Mar 1, 2017:

Thank you so much. Really enjoyed receiving swap.missaggie

shellyc on Jan 3, 2017:

♥* 2017 *♥

OrigamiGrace on Oct 6, 2016:

fall

From CPG!

whisperwings on Sep 1, 2016:

ArtyBeth3 on May 27, 2016:

Shelly, Thank you so much for the neon rainbow colour gel pen and the random stamped images/sayings. I love everything! This was for the WIYM pick two tag. ~ Beth

shellyc on Jan 5, 2016:

I've completed 200 swaps!

shellyc on Jan 2, 2016:

2016~♥

kitmunplat97 on Dec 26, 2015:

Read my Profile and Leave a nice Comment

Hey Shelly! I'm super sorry I'm late! I just got too carried away with christmas and forgot all about this swap D:

We're from the same country woohoo! I love washi and plastic tapes and basically any form of tape that has pretty or cute decorations on them. You'll probably agree with me that Daiso is a godsend, and also that singpost takes forever to deliver packages both to us and overseas for a country this tiny hahaha

vlhafer54 on Dec 25, 2015:

Hi Shelly from Vicki in Houston, TX. You seem to be a paper addict like me. I've managed to collect an incredible amount of handmade, distinctive papers to use in collage. I see you scrapbook, which I might have done if I'd ever had kids. I envy that you journal, I've started many times but my enthusiasm never seem to survive past a few days. Maybe I'm just not a diarist. I'd rather read what someone else has written. I enjoy British cozy murder mysteries, but have found great fun in reading or rereading the books for tweens or teens - Louisa May Alcott, all the Anne of Green Gables books, Harry Potter books, Alice in Wonderland,etc. I hope you've had a marvelous holiday - Merry Christmas!

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