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ssshauna

ssshauna
Date Joined: November 19, 2009
Last Online: June 14, 2014

Country: Canada
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About Me

Hi there,

I am a huge post card fan and needlework! I am pretty open minded and like just about anything. But I especially enjoy irony, fabric crafts, all things red, green and purple, and out-dated politically-incorrect post cards! I have a sense of humor about just about everything and do not offend easily (Though for me, and for the good of human kind, please no suicide jokes.)

Favorite Music

I love alternative country: Corb Lund, Andrew Neville and the Poor Choices, Rae Spoon, The Sadies, Dwight Yoakam (where does he get those jackets!!!) ...............

Plus I have been on a huge Mexican Banda kick lately! (Cuisillos, Banda MS, Espinosa Paz, Banda Limon, Sergio Vega, Alicia Villareal y mucho mas!)

Rock is always on my playlist: The White Stripes, The Foo Fighters, The Queens of the Stone Age, The Raconteurs, The Dead Weather, Tom Petty, The Rolling Stones...............And you can NEVER go wrong with the blues!..............................

image from http://www.behance.net/gallery/TATTOO-GIRLS/2763267

Favorite Books

I am making a lot more time for reading now, and really starting to enjoy it for the first time. I like to read stuff by Kurt Vonnegut Jr - James Van Praag - Naomi Kline - Amy Goodman -

Earlier in the year I read Skinny by Ibi Kaslik (If you liked the themes in the Black Swan movie, you would like this book.) And a GREAT collection of short stories by Madeleine Thien "Simple Recipes" got me through my recovery after a tonsilectomy.

I finally finished Jane Eyre, lent to me by a good friend who loves to read. My circle of friends is great for lending each other books, and I am loving it!

Been Here a Thousand Years by Mariolina Venezia was an awesome read and I recommend it to anyone.

Half Blood Blues. AWESOME BOOK! Plus Esi Edugyan is a Canadian gal so that rocks! This book is phenominal (about American Jazz artisits in Berlin and Paris during the rise of the Nazis.)

I loved reading the Hunger Games in Spanish this summer, and just finished The Tigers Wife - which I would highly recommend!

Next I am onto the Pianist Teacher and look forward to that!

Favorite Movies

Napoleon Dynamite /

The Princess Bride /

Where The Wild Things Are /

Footloose /

Dispicable Me/

Spanish language movies that are non-violent. If you can recommend me one, that would be wonderful!

Favorite Television

I proudly got rid of my television a couple years ago, and have never looked back! I am loving my TV free life! Give it a try sometime. Unplug it for a whole week, and see what you can get done!

Thought I must admit I do love Arrested Development and The Office and will watch them when I can get my hands on them! (both definately worth a little personally enforced rule breaking I think.)

Plus I watch a Mexican channel online TV AZTECA especially to see a cheesy overly dramatic tele-novella called Emperatriz. So good! and a great way to brush up on the language. Tambien me gusta ver Cosas De La Vida, pero es pura basura (y por eso me gusta!) Muchos chilangos, con problemas enormas!

Favorite Crafts

First and foremost right now: CROSS STITCH! Plus sewing, embroidery, card making, making post cards, altered book crafts (though they are pretty intense) and best craft of all: making people laugh!

I have dabbled in knitting and am working up the courage to start to crochet. I absolutely adore all the little crochet plushies on etsy- I aspire to make something so cute one day!

This summer I am oping to tackle a sewing project in which I aspire to make a replica of an HIV affected cell and make all the little pieces of the virus and the cell to show what HIV does once it enters a cell. It's complex stuff, but bringing to textile would make it accesable to people I think! Wish me luck! Or send me any links that you think might help out!

I am new to zen-tanlge and ATC's but have found the few I've done so far really fun!

Can't go wrong with...

I love to recieve embroidered or homemade patches, anything to do with embroidery, buttons or ribbon, pictures of Alice in Wonderland, The Rolling Stones, old west gun slingers, grafitti, absolutely anything Mexican or written in Spanish, ironic and politically incorrect postcards, just about any kind of sticker, doilies, vintage photos, straight pins, and have no beef with scents. I cycle to work, and an extra reflector or two can never hurt! I especially love the colours black, purple and green.

My apartment is small, but red runs through it, as do souvenirs from Mexico and other things latin. I love texture, and am nutty for fabric and stationery. I also love old black and white photos, ric rac, lace, and feathers.

I can never find much with my name on it, so personalized stuff is always neat! Or for the hunk in my life anything with an 'A' or anything personalized Alejandro would be a fun perk :)

We speak Spanish here at home as much as possible, and a post card, magazine article, comic or anything Spanish is always a treat to recieve.

I work in and HIV / AIDS Service Organization and am always on the look out for red ribon stuff (though it seems like all I ever see are the pink robbons.) So if you ever stumble across one, I would love to show off new merch at work like a poster, a post card, magnet, pin, coaster, decal, anything!

I am also an advocate for issues like literacy, prison reform and prisoners rights, food security, biking as a form of transportation, indigineous, immigrant, and womens rights.

I also teach beginner Spanish so any childrens flashcards (you know the Dora ones) or posters or anything along that line would be awesome! Because our second official language here in Canada is French, it makes Spanish a little harder to find... but I know that problem doesn't exist in the US!

I will pass on:

I am not a fan of anything too cutesy like angels, kittens or cartoons unless they are the vintage variety or somehow smart ass. I really am not big on politics, or geography.

Spiders really creep me out. I don't drink that much tea. I don't buy into the consumer culture and tv and movie references are often lost on me.

Other than that, I think I am pretty laid back and love to swap. Though I must say, I choose my swaps carefully and sign on only when I think it will be worth the postage and when I will get something roughly equivalent in value to that which I have sent. I always send out something that I would love to receive myself, and ask the same from other swappers. I rate 5 unless it clearly doesn't meet the swap requirement, and try not to be stingey with the hearts!

swap specific

tee shirt swap:
I would like a mens S or M, or a womans M (but I don't really wear women's style tee shirts - those tight ones with the v neck - I prefer to stick with the original style:)

I would love a tee shirt with Spanish written on it, or one with a red ribbon, I wear all colours, I am tall and can't wear short womens shirts. I love unknown band shirts, dinosaurs, bold colours, or dark colours, superheroes, birds, those wildlife tees you find at museums, astrology, the Rolling Stones (but the really vintage tees- not from the 90's). But you know I think I would be happy with anything!

Just stay away from the big plastic logos that tend to hang on to smells :( gross

UPDATE 2013

Canada Post has been letting me down a little lately. Slow mail is becoming the norm (nationally and internationally) So I ask you to be patient, and also promise that as soon as I recieve something from you I WILL rate!

Ratings

hazelwitch3 rated for Vintage Postcards - Boring! #2 on Feb 24, 2014
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Comment: Definitely a boring postcard! :-) Thanks for the resend! 13 May 2014 -- The first postcard you sent suddenly arrived today! Heavens only knows where it's been in the meantime -- maybe the postman was too bored to deliver it! Thank you for the card and for the website recommendation.
Response: Glad it finally made it your way, you never know, the first might still figure out where you live! :)
Trodney rated for Writing Prompt Postcard Swap #5 on Dec 9, 2013
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Comment: I absolutely agree with you about our time being so precious here!!! Every day is so important!! Have a wonderful holiday and thank you for the wonderful postcard!!
choke rated for CQ: Fabricky Postcard - INT on Nov 23, 2013
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Comment: Fabulous card, thank you so much ! The owl you stitched is incredible, and of course I love that he's a greenie like me :P I really love it, thank you so much for the great swap!
EmilyT rated for I SPY a CRAFT postcard swap on Nov 16, 2013
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Comment: Thank you, cool card!
N1ght0wl21 rated for Person Postcard on Nov 2, 2013
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Comment: Loved it
Response: So glas that you liked the postcard, there was a comment that it couldn't be cartoon, so I was worried about the image, but seriously who doesn't love foreign art! Happy swapping N1ght0wl21!
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Comment: Thanks for the great postcard and very cool stamp!
Response: Yeah everybody seems to love that stamp! Glad I sent it! Thanks for the heart!
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Comment: Thank you so much for the awesome postcard and note!!! I will definitely find that book and read it! I love creepy stories and if they're non-fiction, that makes it all the better! (Btw, LOVED the stamps!!! Never seen a holographic one before!) <3 :D
Response: Thanks for the lovely rating! Glad you liked the stamp, I impressed the receptionist at work with that one too! Love the holograms!
grammag rated for CQ: Handmade Halloween Greeting Card on Sep 16, 2013
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Comment: Cute card! I would never have thought of Snow White for a Halloween card, but that wicked stepmother WAS pretty witchy! Thanks.
Response: Thanks for the rating and the heart! I wasn't sure where to go with the Halloween theme, but I loved that image and have been hanging on to it for a while.... Glad you like the card! Send it to someone awesome!
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Comment: Thanks for the great PC I love the photo.
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Comment: Thank you so much for the beautiful pc! I love the picture! I too live by the ocean, well, the Atlantic Ocean is my front yard. lol Great idea to use the paint swatch on the back. I'd have never thought of that!! Love all the little extra touches. <3
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Comment: Thanks for the colorful postcard! Have a great day!
druideye rated for June Color: BRIGHT or PASTEL on Jun 28, 2013
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Comment: Very beautiful and colorful photo, thanks so much! β™₯
Response: I am so glad that you like it! Have a wonderful weekend!
katgal40 rated for PP*My Purple Valentine ATC* on Mar 3, 2013
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Comment: Thanks so uch for the fabulous atc you sent me and the extra goodies !!
Candyn29 rated for PP*Black & White Valentine ATC* on Jan 28, 2013
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Comment: Thank You, I hope you have an extra special Valentine's Day!
latentsmile rated for Zodiac ATC Series- Pisces on Sep 17, 2012
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Comment: Thank you for a great ATC - from one Pisces to another. ;) I really love the card that you sent and I hope that the summer surprises both of us with a few more lovely days. ^v^
Response: Hey you are very welcome! I haven't had a chance to make more yet, but I have tons of fabric and hope to keep going for the series! Thanks for the heart, and happy swapping!
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Adriann rated for Bird Recycled Postcard on Aug 28, 2012
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Comment: Shauna, love, love, love my postcard. I didn't know you could send texture through the mail. And your zentangle/doodle is out of this world. Thank you for a wonderful post card! Adriann β™₯
Response: Thanks for the heart! I loved working on your card, and am glad that you liked it too! Happy swapping - go ahead and send texture all you want now!
fawnscrafts rated for Weirder Than Weird #5 on Aug 24, 2012
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Comment: thank you there is a web site that has photos of stuff on cats. I think it is called stuff on cats. dot com
Johkup rated for Weirder Than Weird #5 on Aug 21, 2012
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Comment: Thank you :) Very interesting and weird card! I don't always understand art... it can be very weird ;)
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Comment: Thank you SO much for the BRIGHT and colourful shirt! :D I really like it, it's very fancy. And it totally fits with my hair colour (which is turquoise, haha!). Thank you VERY much!
Response: Yeah, I am so happy to hear that it got to you! Thanks for being patient! I am so glad to hear that you like it. When I caught a glimpse of it in the second hand store I knew it was "the one!" I hope you get a lot of use out of it!

Rating Overview

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Comments

choke on Sep 8, 2013:

I hope you haven't forgotten that the Handmade Halloween Card is due out tomorrow :)

renate on Aug 29, 2013:

thankyou gimmiemail

TC on Jun 22, 2012:

Welcome to FOPS! Please read the rules for posting and sign your agreement to abide by them.

Justene on Jan 9, 2012:

Hi @ssshauna Welcome to the "I β™₯heartβ™₯ Mail Art - January" swap.....I'm so happy you joined my swap! Looking forward to 'meeting you in the mail'! Have a wonderful day! :)

MrsRemington on Nov 7, 2011:

Thank you for being apart of the apron swap. I'm glad you had a blast. That was a fun one, wasn't it?

craftyfairy on Sep 8, 2011:

Thanks so much for angeling the "beauty is in the street" swap. you are such and angel! i love it!! Many hearts and many thanks!

BambooBailey on May 18, 2011:

Hello, thank you for joining my swap - Denim & Lace. Love your blogs and etsy favs. Have a great day! Beth

Eruanna on May 13, 2011:

PC PC

leecytx on May 13, 2011:

howdy for the 'leave a nice comment' swap.

first off on Dwight's jackets: http://bit.ly/9SRgMx

Its so neat that you speak Spanish up in Canada vs French at your house! I've had to learn Span-glish here in Texas to understand people at the stores!

And I am right there with you with not finding anything with your name on it... thanks to our 'creative' parents!! Hope you find fun & happiness here in the SB world of sharing! alyce

angelamy on May 13, 2011:

I hope you have a wonderful day!

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