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sunnyblueskies

sunnyblueskies
Date Joined: January 22, 2008
Last Online: July 20, 2017

Country: United States
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About Me


If you have me as a partner, I can't wait to see your style. To me, that is what makes swapping handmade things so fabulous...to see what someone else creates and be inspired! So please don't worry about me having a lot of specific likes that you need to worry about. I'm a Christian, and anything that doesn't disrespect that will be most happily welcomed.

Also, please never feel like you need send extras to me. I have a lot of stuff! More than anything, I enjoy a swap put together with thought and care!

My Flickr account has pictures of just about every swap I have sent out, though my most recent swap photos are still on my phone--so if you are interested in seeing the kind of things I enjoy making, please take a peek! I don't post pictures until my partner has received the swap--so if I'm sending to you, you can look without fear of spoilers!

More photos on Instagram.

I love Pinterest, and am always looking for more inspirational boards to follow. I love it when people follow me!

Another place I love is Ravelry. It is a wonderful place to network and find inspiration and patterns for knitting and crocheting. I love adding friends there!

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Thanks for reading and happy swapping!

Things I love...


Generalities:

  • Miniature things, tiny cute things--the smaller the better!
  • Some favorite themes: woodland, whimsical fairy tales, birds, flowers
  • Hand crafted items using real vintage items
  • Happy mail with real stamps & a decorated envelope or handmade postcards crafted with care & sent naked
  • The color aqua
  • Totoro
  • Letterpress items
  • One inch pinback buttons
  • Lucky stars
  • Interesting business cards (I've started collecting them!)

Postcards:

  • I love postcards sent naked with real stamps
  • Handmade postcards are my absolute favorite things to swap these days
  • I prefer postcards that are 4.25" x 6" or smaller (because they fit in a book I made to display them), but I love and treasure them all. I am also planning to make a book that will fit 5" x 7" postcards
  • I prefer to not receive paste and pass postcards

Crafty type supplies:

  • Interesting cardboard coasters from restaurants
  • Glass beads
  • Charms
  • Japanese papers
  • Washi tape, fabric tape & deco tape
  • Fabulous, interesting, or unusual brads
  • Japanese cute fabric, especially linen/cotton blends

Vintage Goodies:

  • Vintage buttons, especially those with rhinestones
  • Vintage children's books, 1950's or earlier
  • Vintage maps
  • Vintage lace and trims
  • Vintage packaging of all kinds

Handmade Treasures:

  • Hand-carved stamps
  • Itty bitty books
  • Handmade postcards sent naked (4.25 inches by 6 inches, or smaller, preferred)
  • Matchboxes decorated from the heart inside & out. I especially love matchboxes with tiny stuffies inside!
  • Zines
  • ATCs, especially hand-drawn or watercolor


Private Swaps


I love crafty private swaps--feel free to message me and maybe we can work something out! Most recently I have been joining handmade postcard swaps.


Crafts I'd like to explore


It always seems to take a lot of time, energy, supplies, and perseverance to start a new craft. With that said, here are some things I would love to learn how to do:

  • Coptic stitch binding (I tried once...)
  • Assorted bookbinding techniques
  • Zines (I've only made a couple...)
  • Embroidery (I just started!)
  • Jewelry making (I dabble in this sometimes...)
  • Hand-carved stamps (I've made several, but sadly they didn't turn out well--I need to keep practicing...)


I tend to check out a lot of books from the library before I start anything new, so if you have favorite books for any crafts, not just the ones listed above, I'd love to hear your recommendations!



Ratings

Swan rated for TPP: Leaves on Nov 25, 2014
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Comment: Thank you for the beautifully decorated card!
Response: You're so very welcome! I love simple stamping and hand lettering--I'm glad you enjoyed it :)
SFreer rated for HMPC: Vintage Collage PC on Nov 12, 2014
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Comment: Very fun PC Lisa! I used to play monopoly a lot as a kid.. Thank you! :-)
Response: I'm so glad you liked it! Thank you for hosting such a fun swap :)
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Comment: Wonderful !!! Thank you..... go well....
Response: You're so very welcome--it was fun to make for you!
Prismcat rated for TPP: See through HM Postcard on Oct 6, 2014
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Comment: Really cool postcard! I love it! Thanks so much for all the time and effort you put into making it special!
Response: I'm so thrilled you like it!! And a bit relieved that it made it safely to you--I had never mailed something like that before :)
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Comment: What a lovely postcard! I really like it and have propped it up on the shelf above my office desk so I can enjoy it. Thank you so much.
Response: It makes me so happy to hear that you are enjoying the postcard I made for you!
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Comment: Sweet! Love your background...how'd you do it? Nothing better than nature...oh happy day! These colors were also a challenge for me. Thanks for reading my profile...doing stained glass for about 10 years. See ya at the mail box.
Response: I'm so glad you enjoyed the postcard I made for you! The background is tissue paper. Simply wad it up and then smooth it out a bit. Adhere it to the chipboard with spray adhesive--easy, fun texture is the result!
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Comment: Love the retro feel! (";0r
Response: Retro is always so much fun! I'm glad you enjoyed the postcard
Melyssa rated for TPP: Handmade Postcard, Travel on Aug 20, 2014
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Comment: Your travel pc is GORGEOUS! I love it front and back! I admire your mod podge skills as mine never seem to seal so smoothly as yours. I think it is so clever your travel card is a map of Australia, with an Australian stamp! Ha! Your vacation in WA sounds great, it is really beautiful up there. Have a great day! :-)
Response: I'm so glad you like the postcard--it was fun to make! Thanks for hosting a great swap! (P.S. I brush in all one direction, and then very, very lightly brush perpendicular to that direction. My Dad taught me that trick while painting to help conceal brush strokes!)
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Comment: Thanks for the purple postcard, the lovely quote (beautiful penmenship!), the mystical dragonfly, and the meadowlark postage stamp. This will go in my "favorites" collection. Hope the rest of your summer is more pleasant weather-wise. Maybe we will have a glorious fall! <3
Response: Thanks so much for your lovely comments--I'm so happy you liked the postcard!! It was actually a little frustrating to make--I hadn't realized that I wouldn't be able to actually see anything I was drawing until after applying the watercolors! Still too hot here with hazy skies due to forest fires--I'm hoping for a fabulous fall too!
Paige1900 rated for TPP: Packaging Postcard on Jul 24, 2014
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Comment: What a great card, thank you! I have never been to Trader Joes...there is not one anywhere around here at all (well that I know of).
Response: I'm so glad you liked the card--it was a lot of fun to make! If you ever happen upon a Trader Joe's, I would definitely recommend that you pop in--they are a fun store to visit :)
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Comment: Love the card. You are very ambitious to roast your own beans. Thank you.
Response: You're welcome! I'm so glad to hear that you enjoyed the postcard. Experimenting with roasting coffee beans has been so much fun--and delicious too :)
ktk8 rated for TPP: Look- I've been there on Jun 14, 2014
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Comment: Thanks for the PC of San Juan Islands I have a friend that had the luxury of growing UP there….amazing and it's definitely on my "bucket list"….. Happy swapping!
Response: You're welcome! How fun that you know someone from the San Juan Islands--I hope you make there one day!
uiltje rated for TPP: Woman: Create a PC on May 24, 2014
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Comment: Thanks for the amazing postcard. It arrived perfectly in shape. It looks as if I bought it myself yesterday. A wonderful combination of an old dictionary and a woman with one of my favorites animals!!
Response: You're welcome--I really enjoyed making this postcard for you!
sherheart rated for TPD: Mystery Supply Swap #4 on May 13, 2014
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Comment: WOW!!! I love the bird ATC's. It is so fun to have 3 of them with birds on them. Very good use of mystery supply. Wish SB allowed me to give more hearts. You deserve them!
Response: I'm so thrilled that you like them! Thanks so much for your kind words--I had a lot of fun making these for you :)
Prismcat rated for TPP: April Showers: Create a PC on Apr 28, 2014
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Comment: Thank you for the great rainy postcard! I love it!
Response: You're welcome--this was such a fun swap--thanks for hosting it!
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Comment: Lisa, thanks for the pretty pc and the poem! I must know, what is the pen you used to write your very tiny return addy? = ) ♡♡♡♡♡
Response: Thanks so much! I used a Micron Pigma 005 pen. It is amazing, but the tip is oh so delicate--if you get one don't ever let anyone accidentally borrow it!
TerryF rated for TPP: Painted Silhouette ed27/2 on Apr 4, 2014
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Comment: Lovely cat - thx! (";)
Response: Thanks--it was fun to make! Thanks for hosting a great swap :)
mariewilliams810 rated for TPP: Washi Tape PC - Spring on Mar 19, 2014
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Comment: Beautiful postcard! Thank you!
Response: You're welcome! Working with washi tape is always so much fun! And I'm so glad the postcard made it to you so quickly!
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Comment: Great card! Thanks much!
Response: Thanks so much for appreciating my first attempt at pop art! It was fun making it for you!
mamalynn rated for TPP: In A Round About Way.... on Mar 8, 2014
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Comment: This is SO COOL! I love your design...the colors...the Alice in Wonderland... WOW! Many hearts for you!
Response: I worried a little about the round postcard making its way to you without mishap--I'm so glad to hear that you like it! It was a fun challenge to make!

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Comments

dobie256 on Aug 11, 2014:

Thanks so much for the Charley Harper postcard RAK. I have so many of his books I am always amazed to see something new by him -- but you sent me one I had not seen before. Thank you for generously sharing you cards with me. <3<3<3

Mello on Aug 8, 2014:

Hey there, thanx for thinking of me and sending a postcard from your vacation - it's been a while since we "spoke"! Good to hear you had a good time! Hugs, Mello

choke on Sep 25, 2013:

for supporting the Postcard Place with your awesomeness!

Paige1900 on Jun 30, 2013:

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for being an awesome member of The Postcard Place

LahDeeDah on May 8, 2013:

Just stopping by to say

LizzyJo on Mar 2, 2013:

I got the baby (a boy) call shortly after I got your PC out of my mailbox----so it was a really good afternoon. :-)

MichelleWillow on Jun 1, 2012:

for joining THANK YOU SWAP-BOT! swap!

Mello on May 23, 2012:

Hi there Lisa - just stopping by to show of my Happy Family Swap! Maybe you want to join?
Hugs,Mello

Afemshoe2 on Apr 4, 2012:

Lisa,

Just wanted to say I <3 and your creative, genius mind! I wanna craft like you when I grow up, lol! Honestly, after seeing your package, I knew it was time to step up my game and gain some serious skills! Thank you again for the beyond lovely package.

Xoxo, Anna

RBM3579 on Dec 14, 2011:

Hello: I found your Flickr site through swap-bot and I just wanted to let you know I am overwhelmingly inspired by your arts and craft. I learn and glean so much from studying what you do. I think you do BEAUTIFUL work. Thank you fro sharing.

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