!ReAd Me FiRsT!
If you do not receive anything from me, please contact me about the swap BEFORE rating me for the swap- I always send and will resend if necessary! I would perfer to work out any problems or kinks that have arisen with a swap before ratings are given so that possible drama can be avoided! Thank you so much ^^
2013 is now upon us, meaning that it is time to update the profile! XD I hate updating my profile, lol....but I shall endevor!
My tastes in swapping and what I'm interested in swapping constantly changes or fluxuates...I think that every year I am here on SwapBot, my tastes change because I get burnt out swapping the same old things so I like to shake it up a bit....ha ha. Then again, perhaps I'm becoming somewhat picky....but not too picky, lol.
So this year, I am at the point where I would perfer to recieve/swap goodies like: Japanese fashion magazines and goodies: Asian themed dolls, dishes, fans, and knicknacks: Bento accessories and chopsticks; Kawaii goodies; Card making supplies; Jewelry supplies; Emphemra/scrapbooking/smash journaling supplies; Teas and coffees; Foreign Candies; Blythe goodies; Lucky Parcels and Themed Swaps; Swap cards and labels; Handmade paper goodies; And other things of that nature...see the more detailed sections below to get some ideas!
I am currently 29. I have a roommate who always wants to know what new goodies I am getting in the mail, but she is too leery to try Swap-Bot herself. On the work front, I work for FedEx Freight as a Customer Advocate. On the school front, I am finishing my bachelor's degree with a dual major in English Language Learner Studies and Instructional Design- I finish in April of this year- yay! I am currently applying to the JET Programme- I would like to work for a few years in Japan teaching English while working on my Master's in Instructional Design before returning stateside and stating an Instructional Design consulting company.
I like to travel and I love things from different parts of the world, especially foods and candies. So far, I have been to Mexico, Canada, India, Nepal, N. Ireland, Germany, France, Mozambique, Swaziland, and Japan.
I am a believer in Jesus Christ, and I would also request that I not be sent anything symbolizing any other religions/spiritual beliefs, or anything pagan/occultish in nature.
My Crafty side has taken a bit of a nose-dive and has somewhat limited itsself to paper crafts and jewelry making....ha ha....
That said, I like to scrapbook, journal/collage, craft jewelry and accessories, make cards and envelopes, tags, postcards, swap cards, labels, origami, and make ATC's/APC's. I also occassionally like to make felt stuffies,ornaments, and things for my Blythes/Pullips.
I would, however, be interested in learning how to make amigurumi's- if anyone has any easy tutorials and how-to's for making amigurumi's I'd be interested! I also want to learn how to paper quill, and make soap.
Thus, since I make jewelry and accesories, as well as things for my dolls, I like ribbon and lace that I can use for projects such as that. Wired ribbon is fine IF the wire can be easily removed.
Obviously I love ephemera, papers, rubber stamps, images, and card making supplies for my paper-based crafts!
See below for a wishlist or more specifics on what I am looking for in regards to goodies for my Smashbooks and also for my jewelry making projects.
I Love movies, but it is hard for me to pick a favorite, ha ha! Last 5 movies I've watched in the theater: Madagascar 3, Men in Black 3, Snow White and the Huntsman, The Dark Knight Rises, and Skyfall.
Movies that will always be favorites are Posiden, The Bourne Trilogy, The Transporter, Flightplan, Pirates of the Caribbean, Returner, Casino Royale ( I LOVE Daniel Craig as James Bond), Sahara (love Matthew McConahey as well), The Dark Knight, Inception....my tastes in movies tend to be rather like a guy's I've been told.
I do not like and have no interest in the Harry Potter movies, Horror movies, or the Twilight Series.
Actors/Actresses I like are: Matt Damon, Daniel Craig, Leonardo DeCaprio (I like his recent roles), Joseph Gordon Levitt, Harrison Ford, Matthew McConahey, Bradly Cooper, Will Smith, Steve Carell, Tina Fey, Will Farrell, Adam Sandler, Anne Hathaway, Hugh Jackman.
Television preferences tend to flow along the same vein as movies. I do like to watch shows after they are no longer on tv for some reason....lol. Case in point, I love wasting time watching Friends, the old SNL when Adam Sandler and the crew were on it, Everybody Loves Raymond, George Lopez.
Some of my very favorite shows happen to be Bones, NCIS, 24, Cold Case, Without a Trace, Lost, X-Files, The Office, Alias, Jerico, Once apon a Time, Flashpoint, Psych, Person of Interest, The Finder, and Beauty and the Beast.
I've also started watching Doctor Who (the 2005-present series).... I LOVE IT! It is so funny.... even made my mom watch it and my brother, who said its looks interesting and he'll have to watch more of it....lol....
10 will always be my Doctor ^^
I also began watching Torchwood, which I also love.... Capt. Jack :)
I also like to watch foreign tv shows- mainly Korean or Japanese dramas. My favorite K-drama is Protect the Boss. It.Is.The.Best.Show.Ever....lol.
A Few of My Favorite Things:
Kawaii Goodies. I'm not as picky about kawaii things as some BUT as a rule, I don't like Korean or Chinese brands, only Japanese brands! Check out my likes and dislikes for specifics!
Cute pens and pencils
Jewlery Making Supplies. See likes/dislikes for specifics!
Cabocans, charms and pendents for jewelry/accessory making.
Jewelry- see the likes for specifics!
Headbands and hair clips- hair is short and can't pull it back.
Foreign candies- esp Japanese. Please see the likes/dislikes section.
Plushies (Kawaii only)
Keychains/Cell Phone Charms ( Kawaii only. I collect for my mini christmas tree or to hang off of purses, etc)
Chop sticks and bento accessories!!
Tea and coffee
Mugs and glasses
Fav. Color(s)- Orange, Silver, Black, Burgandy, Metallic Purple, Magenta, Aqua.
Funky note cards
Macaroon shaped Iwaco erasers!
I perfer foreign candies or local candies if you are in the US- essentially anything that would be difficult to find in Ohio. I like Chocolate the most, but no White Chocolate!!! I prefer dark chocolate over milk, and I like both solid and filled chocolates, as well as exotic flavorings, like orange, mint, raspberry, strawberry, coffee, mocha, tiramitsu, cranberry, Irish Creme, liquer, etc. I also like hard candy, gummies, biscuit cookies, pocky, fran, and pretz, etc.
I wear silver-toned jewelry- I cannot stand gold. I like earrings, rings, bracelets, and necklaces. I wear size 7.5-10 for rings and I like long necklaces. Other than silver, I like loud, bright colors, black, white,
Fruity, baked goods, food- the only flower sents I like is cherry blossom and hibiscus. Moonlight Path is also a favorite- I prefer foreign/imported lotions or soaps to stuff that I can go buy myself
Lush, Bath and Body Works, Harajuku Lovers
Maybelline, Loreal, Revlon, M.A.C., Rimmel, Hard Candy, Mineral Wear, Physican's Forumla, OPI, ChinaGlaze, Max Factor, Julep, Sephora, Pixie...
Jewelry Making Supplies
Glass, pottery, bone, horn, lampwork, metal, gemstone, stone, shell, mother of pearl beads.
I love to work with Chain, so I am always looking for various types of chain.
I like a variety of colors and shapes. I do not, however, need any seed beads.
I do like to make items with found objects like scrabble tiles, or keys. I am venturing into more of a steam-punk look for creations recently.
Tools and Jewelry making books or patterns are always appreciated.
For myself, I prefer loud colors, glitter, black and white accents, vintage, cool and unusual post cards, sayings, labels, pockets and envelopes, images...
I am currently looking for Circus/fair ephemera and/or rubber stamps or stamped images. Other themes would include Asian/Oriental, and LOLCATS ;)
Anything received that I would not use myself I do put into my smashbook/junk journal supplies stash and trade out.
Ok, here is the down-low on Kawaii likes. My favorite character of all is Rilakkuma!!! I cannot get enough of that lazy brown bear and his friends! I plan to post my collection on flicker soon so that anyone sending me Rilakkuma goodies can see what I'm still missing from my collection!
Nyan Nyanko and Kogepan are close seconds, although they are quickly becoming "vintage" kawaii characters, ha ha. Of the newer Kawaii characters, I love Sentimental Circus and Things in the Corner!
Brand wise, San-x is my favorite brand of Kawaii, and you are usually good to go if you send San-x brand goodies. I do like Crux and Kamio as well.
In terms of other characters or themes, I am lusting over kawaii alpacha's and llama's! I like Tire dog and Afro Ken; Storybook characters; Tenorikuma; doggies, kitties and rabbits in general; pandas; Hard Candy; Baby Jam; Masyumaru; Hannari Tofu; Mezzo Piano; Cheese Family; Yogurt Kun; Milkuma; woodland like racoons and foxes; and penguins.
I would prefer to receive pens, pencils, letter sets, sticker sacks, sticker sheets, memo pads, cell phone charms, and plushies.
Please follow directions in Kawaii Swaps! What I mean is, If the swap calls for BRANDED Kawaii- please only send Branded Kawaii- avid Kawaii collectors can tell what is authentic kawaii and what is not! As a rule, I only send unbranded kawaii in swaps in which it is permissible, or as extras, and I would prefer the same behavior be followed in swaps I receive. In other words, if I'm in a Branded Kawaii sticker sheet swap and you send me a bootlegged/fake/unbranded sheet the odds are GREATLY in your favor to be rated a 3 for the swap! Not trying to be mean- just wanted to be clear :)
I understand that mistakes happen, and maybe something gets slipped into a mix that's unbranded or on a dislikes list- I've made errors myself in the past and I do extend grace- but again- PLEASE read swap descriptions so I'm not faced with the dilemma of having to rate you down for a swap.
Candy: I DO NOT LIKE ANYTHING sour or super sweet, like shock tarts, nerds, smarties, sweet tarts!! Also, I do not like Coconut, and I am allergic to Walnuts!!
Carmex lip balm
Kawaii food with faces unless the character is listed above,
Real people/animals/food on kawaii goodies
Ghosts, witches, vampires, faeries, elves, dragons, zombies, devils and anything along those lines (like in images, kawaii characters, trinkets and nicknacks, and the like)
frogs and insects
JUNK- most people know what junk is....chipped, torn, stained, ripped, etc.,
dollar store stationary and folded stationary. I ONLY collect kawaii stationary, so don't send me ANY stationary unless it's Kawaii. Snoopy is also acceptable. Also I don't want any more Orange Story, Morning Glory, or Korean brand Stationary goods! No Lisa Frank!!
Flowerly scented things make me want to gag....please don't send it. Exceptions to this will be listed in the likes section.
cherry flavored lip balm
Earl Grey Tea
This section is all about my girls and their brother- my blythes, pullip, and taeyang! Their pictures are coming soon, but here is a bit about each of them and their styles/likes.
I have a total of 9 12" dolls, and 1 mini Blythe; 5 Blythes, 3 Pullips, and 1 Taeyang.
My dolls love getting things...;P The clothing style of the girls is modern, punk. asian, mori, lolita, Harajuku style. My male doll has a punk/goth stye. A few current wishes- a Kimono, French Mod style, Alice in Wonderland style, and SHOES!
None of my girls are really into things, more into clothes and enjoy getting new clothes and shoes for their closet! However, the girls DO NOT like knits or crocheted items, nor do they like skulls, devils, or anything of the sort!!
While you won't see a huge wish-list section on my profile- I kind of despise reading profiles where everyone is wanting everything under the sun, I do have a few things that a partner could send to me if you have me for a profile swap and need some hints!
Something from my Etsy favs
Foreign Fashion magazines- especially Asian
Kawaii Alpacha/llama goodies!
Jewelry/card making magazines or books
Gorguss brand rubber stamps- I have the following sets:
I found my Family in a book
The Last Rose
The White Rabbit
And for good measure.......^^
|Type 1||Type 2||Type 3||Uncategorized|