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shinyserra

shinyserra
Date Joined: May 24, 2016
Last Online: December 4, 2017
Birthday: July 23, 1986
Country: United States
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About Me

12/4/17 - I am out of the state until Sunday, Dec. 10th. I will rate all swaps and answer all messages when I return home. This was an unexpected trip So I little time to plan ahead.

11/14/17 - My lung infection is gone finally - yay! I am still on breathing treatments 3 times a day because I'm having trouble breathing but that is improving slowly. However, the mental illness symptoms are even worse. I'm really struggling with it but trying to hang in there. My appointment on 11/10 went OK but still no psychiatrist appointment. Ugh. They basically just did an assessment and set me up with a therapist that I can start with in 3 weeks. I hope I can just get through this rough period until they can get me new meds and on a regular schedule. It is such a struggle to do every day things right now.

10/28/17 - I just wanted to let everyone know that I am very sick right now and going through a lot on top of being sick. Please be patient with me. I am trying my hardest to stay on top of swaps but I just feel awful. I don't want to go into too many details but I had a recent relapse of my mental illness and then a few days ago I got really sick. I am going back to the doctor on Monday to get antibiotics and hopefully they will clear this up. I am going to an appointment at the mental health center on 11/10 so please pray that they'll find the right medication/therapy for me. I will send and rate all swaps and hopefully on time, but if I can't get a swap out on time I'll message my partner. I'm also going to be less active in the groups I'm in until I'm feeling better. I hope you all understand and I also hope that I'm back to feeling more like myself soon. Thank you!

Thanks for stopping by my profile!

A little about me...

I am a wife, a homemaker, a dog mom, a chocolatier, a crafter, an artist, a writer, a bargain hunter, a gamer, a snail-mailer, and a Swap-Botter. That pretty much sums me up. I have recently begun a new endeavor of creating art to sell. I have my mixed media art for sale in a local store :)

A huge part of my life is my girls. I have 3 pooches who keep me on my toes and keep me company all day. They are my 3 sidekicks. In case I'm in a swap for them...

Lola- mountain feist mix (Loves any biscuits/treats and the only chewies she'll eat are Good-N-Fun brand - any type)

Pickle- mountain feist mix (Loves rope toys, stuffed squeaky toys, any biscuits/treats, and chewies and bones of any type)

Goldie- cocker spaniel (Loves the rubbery LOUD squeaky toys. Seriously, the louder the toy the more crazy she is about it. The Dollar Tree has some great ones. Loves any biscuit or treat or chewy/bone)

Cooter- red-eared slider- aquatic turtle (eats ReptoMin green floating reptile sticks and freeze-dried shrimp small or large for a treat.)

      Stocking Stuffer Private Swaps:

If anyone (in good standing and with good ratings) wants to do a private swap for a $1-$2 wrapped stocking stuffer to be saved until Christmas, let me know. My favorite thing to open on Christmas is my stocking and I have a huge one to fill :)

      My sister & her pennies:

My sister, Amy, lives a ways away from me in Minnesota. We talk on the phone and Skype all the time though. She collects squished pennies as of last year and doesn't have very many yet. She's always looking for more. So any that you send me will put a huge smile on her face!

      The types of art I enjoy making:

Drawing, Painting (acrylic, watercolor), Collage/Mixed Media, Zentangle, Assemblage

      The type of writing I enjoy doing:

Poetry, Short stories, snail mail, list making, journaling

      The type of crafts I enjoy:

Painting wood figures/signs, Anything glitter related, Scrapbooking, Card-making, Embroidery (especially doodle-stitching), Applique, Decoupaging, Quilling (mainly 3D quilling), Altered things

      Mail Art/Pen Pal Related Interests:

Pocket letters, ATCs, Mail art, Flip books, Zines, Friendship books, Sticker bags, Slams, Decos, goody bags or other types of bags, Postcards, Notecards, Postalettes, All letters - long & short, Round Robin, Collective postcards

Postcards: I like handmade, Paris theme, mail/postal theme, peacocks, turtles, cocker spaniels, vintage, Greetings from, Keep Calm, Nirvana, humor, riddle, fun artsy ones, mermaids, under the sea theme, Where's Waldo, graffiti, sparkly or shimmery)

      Other things I enjoy:

****Reading - Stephen King, Janet Evanovich, Jodi Picoult, Christine Feehan are my fave authors. I have all of their books! I also enjoy other comedy, romance, drama, and non-fiction books. I love Uncle John's Bathroom readers, trivia books, how-to or self-help books, and really old books on any subject.

****Watching movies (Netflix suggestions welcome)

****Watching TV shows (literally too many to list but among my favorites are Grey's Anatomy, Scandal, Orange is the New Black, The Mindy Project, Nashville, Empire)

****Hulu (suggestions welcome)

****Nirvana - this is my favorite band of all time and I love anything Nirvana or Kurt Cobain

****Tea - I especially like fruity teas, green, white, & red teas, and foreign teas I can't buy in the US. DISLIKES - chai, cinnamon, ginger.

****Bowling

****Dogs

****Peacock everything!!!

****Adult coloring books, postcards, placemats, posters, journals, stickers, bookmarks, tags, notecards (anything else adult coloring)

****Anything chocolate-related but not actually chocolate (such as chocolate bar magnet or candy stationery)

****Playing phone app games (Clash Royale, LINE Ranger, Pocket Mine 2)

Carnival glass (I collect it all...I must have hundreds of pieces) I LOVE finding old carnival glass advertisements or price guides at thrift stores

Tupperware (I have tons but always feel that I need more LOL) I am currently in search of Tupperware stencils, pencil sharpeners, toothpick holders, ketchup & mustard & mayo & BBQ dispensers, salt & pepper shakers, and button covers. I would also love any vintage Tupperware advertisements or ephemera - I am open to a private trade if you have any of these

Solving puzzles of all types and/or riddles. I love jigsaw puzzles and am currently in search of peacock puzzles, as well as any that are postal themed.

Psychology/mental illness

Anything vintage or Paris-related I love

Kawaii- previously on my dislike list! I have officially been converted. Kawaii is amazing and adorable - I especially love the food-related things

Altered things (Altoid tins, puzzle pieces small and large, matchboxes, composition notebooks, cigar boxes, playing cards with the upper left corner suit and number showing)

      Art/Craft Supplies I Use/Love:

Cigar boxes, Altoid tins, Matchboxes

Pens (Favorites are gel pens/water chalk pens, dip pens & fountain pens, Le Pens, Inkjoy gel, Micron, and fineliners) I use Le Pens for almost everything!,

Copic Sketch series markers

Prismacolor anything and everything

Notebooks/Journals/Project Life/Planner stickers, stencils, stamps, etc. for my bullet journal

Tobacco-related ads or propaganda (especially vintage) - If you have an old magazine a lot of times there's a full page cigarette ad - I love those! Also, I collect vintage tobacco cards

Washi tape, Deco tape, Masking Tape, & Duct tape (patterned or colored),

Beads/Buttons and shaped brads

Lisa Frank - new or vintage

Stickers - any type but reward/teacher - I really love large stickers and large sticker flakes

Stationery/ Postalettes/ Memo Paper/Small cute papers to make swap cards on

Unused Postcards/Stamps

Address Labels with my name & address

Printed swap cards

Anything Ernie the Envelope

Anything air mail/postal themed

Rubber stamps/cling stamps or stamped images

Mixed Media supplies - interesting paper for backgrounds, napkins, tissue paper, gesso, texture paste, art stones, spray inks, chipboard shapes (any and all), gel medium, mod podge, ephemera, Inka Gold, shimmer spray, any other different mediums for mixed media

Metal junk, plastic pieces and shapes, broken or unwanted jewelry, keys, paint keys, shoehorns, bottle openers, can openers, charms, gears and cogs, steampunk itmes (anything I can glue down and paint for assemblage art). I like interesting shaped things and small things that add interest to a piece - for example a small plastic elephant or a button in the shape of an octopus or an old emblem off of a car, etc. Junk drawer stuff!

      My favorite Colors/Color Combos:

Bright blue/turquoise

Sunset colors

Peacock colors (turquoise, purple, blues, greens)

Vintage/Worn colors

Metallic Gold

      Recipes I Enjoy:

Healthy Recipes

Family Recipes/Your traditions

Local Recipes (Like Chocolate buckeyes from Ohio)

      Dislikes:

Teacher/reward stickers

Anime (except for Deathnote)

Children's items/Mom - themed items (I don't have kids)

Alcohol (Alcohol related ads, stationery, items are fine just not alcohol itself)

An empty mailbox!

Flaked On...

@Daniellegentile for Pocket Letter Partners Group swap: Merry Christmas in July http://www.swap-bot.com/swap/show/224433

@vegasvoss Newbie Helpers Group swap: Have You Ever? http://www.swap-bot.com/swap/rating.php?id=224714 --- Angeled by TC

@cbpoole 30 Days of Gratitude Day #3- Family/Friends http://swap-bot.com/swap/show/228194

Rating & Such

If you have not received a swap from me please send me a message before rating a 1. I never have and never will flake on a swap. I will extend the same courtesy to anyone who's swap I have not received. Thanks! :)

Ratings

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Comment: Oh goodness I forgot to rate when I got this! Sorry! Thank you for the beautiful winter tag. Merry Christmas!
pkpeace rated for Copy Cat Advent/Countdown Swap #4 on Dec 13, 2017
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Comment: Thanks!
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Comment: Thanks for the bright green one! *edit* Dec 7--- Love the funny dog stickers!
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Comment: Beautiful winter tag! Would like to know how you did the spots on the background. Thank you so much. Wishing you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
Response: I believe on the tag I sent you I used a silver shimmer mist by Tattered Angels and a white spray stain by Tim Holtz to get the effect on the background. I'm so glad you enjoyed it!
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Comment: yay! Thank you! UPDATE 12/17 What a pretty napkin, doily and leaves!
VAWM rated for US Only: Unusual Journal Swap on Dec 1, 2017
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Comment: Elizabeth, I love the journal you sent. It was amazing and I could tell you put a lot of effort into it! Thank you so much. I have to give this three because you were behind, which I feel sorry about doing. If it had been sent on time I also would have given you the heart you so rightly earned. Hope that you're on the mend and I would love to swap with you in the future.
Response: Thank you for the kind words. I wish that I was able to finish this on time but I was struggling a lot between being sick and dealing with life's curveballs. I feel so bad that I was so late! I am glad that you enjoyed the journal though. I put my heart into it :)
pkpeace rated for *Copy Cat Advent/Countdown Swap #2 on Nov 30, 2017
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Comment: Thanks!
JeanetteC rated for Copy Cat Advent/Countdown Swap #4 on Nov 29, 2017
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Comment: So looking forward to opening these. Thank you!
Heynowokay rated for Copy Cat Advent/Countdown Swap #4 on Nov 28, 2017
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Comment: Thank ya!
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Comment: Thank you! Bright green was hard to miss ;)
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luluvision rated for Copy Cat Advent/Countdown Swap #3 on Nov 21, 2017
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Comment: Thank you! UPDATE 12/16 Yay! Thank you for the cute die cuts and bag!
Heynowokay rated for Copy Cat Advent/Countdown Swap #3 on Nov 21, 2017
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Comment: Thank you!
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Comment: I am so glad you liked this series! I can't believe it's over, but hopefully there's more to come! :) Thank you for these coloring for adults PCs - love!
spicemom rated for 12 Days of Christmas day 12 on Nov 20, 2017
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Comment: Hi Elizabeth Thank you I'll open it on Christmas day Spicemom
Sazza rated for *Copy Cat Advent/Countdown Swap #2 on Nov 19, 2017
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Comment: Lovely envelope! Almost looks like the airplane is chasing the reindeer. XD Thank you so much, I look forward to opening it.
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Comment: Cute reindeer stamped image! Love the Kraft envelope. Adding this to my stash for December!
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Comment: Thank you! What a cute reindeer stamp! It's going on my white tree with the others to wait for December! Edit Dec 10: What beautiful stamped images. I 💜 The vintage Santa!!! Thank you!

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Comments

tcornell on Dec 7, 2017:

sf

pkpeace on Dec 1, 2017:

tcornell on Nov 30, 2017:

hi

CurlyTea on Nov 28, 2017:


Snowball Fight!

CurlyTea on Nov 23, 2017:

bjmonroe on Nov 23, 2017:

mgallardo68 on Nov 20, 2017:

So glad I helped you to feel a bit better! Many hugs!

CraftyMommaonaBUDGET on Nov 18, 2017:

Hello, Just checking in to see if you rec'd this swap, it was mailed on 11/13/2018

12 Days of Christmas day 12

Tigerlilyknotwise on Nov 10, 2017:

sun

CurlyTea on Nov 10, 2017:

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