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urbexarchaeology

urbexarchaeology
Date Joined: June 25, 2015
Last Online: August 2, 2017

Country: United States
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About Me

Post-apocalyptic scavenger girl currently living in the future ruins of Chicago. I love Industrial/EBM music, cats, speculative science fiction, abandoned buildings, old rusty junk, the Mad Max movie series, fishing, useful vintage industrial design, travel and road trips, New Orleans, club dancing, upstate Michigan, thrift shopping, robots, and sushi. My most recent obsessions are planner supplies (I have a very simple and plain Blue Sky planner), stationery and letter writing supplies (especially Punch Studio), blank fancy labels to write outgoing addresses on, couponing, the passage of time, and the Monument Valley video game. I recycle/reuse/repurpose as much as I am able, and I will always prefer handmade, repurposed, or vintage to store bought new. I am fortunate enough to make a living as an artist - for a steady paycheck, I'm a leather artisan working for a friend's company, and I also have my own hobby business making jewelry from post-industrial found objects. I like to make and send mini pocket letters, stationery letter sets, mini zines, ATCs, inchies/twinchies, and bookmarks, but I'm interested in swapping craft supplies and other art as well.

Recent news:
(3-14-17) Started to get into couponing, but not in an extreme reality TV way, just want to save some money on the things we already buy. I put in a list below if anyone wants to swap or gift me some coupons they aren't using!

(2-6-17) Finally broke down and got a planner, just a fairly plain and inexpensive Blue Sky one but I wanted to have a lot of choice about how it was decorated (most big name planners are WAY too girly for me). Now I am totally obsessed with planner supplies.

Favorite Music

Industrial/EBM/synthpop - Faderhead, Neuroticfish, Stromkern, mind.in.a.box, Gesaffelstein. For those of you that aren't familiar with this genre, think the Tron Legacy or Matrix soundtrack and you'll be at least close. I have been an active member of the Goth/Industrial scene for many, many years. I also enjoy popular electronic dance music - Usher, Ke$ha, Lady Gaga, Tiesto, etc.

Favorite Books

My favorite authors are Paolo Bacigalupi, Hugh Howey, and Jon Armstrong. I am also a lifelong Stephen King fan. I read mostly speculative science fiction and dystopian young adult.

Favorite Movies

I am a huge movie fan in a very narrow genre. The Mad Max movie series is my all-time favorite - Beyond Thunderdome is the best of the best. Other favorites include Blood of Heroes, the Predator series, Equilibrium, The Matrix, Blade Runner, Oblivion, Tron Legacy, In Time, the Alien series, Pandorum, and The Island. I will watch anything speculative science fiction, dystopian, post-apocalyptic, and cyberpunk. I also like documentaries.

Favorite Television

I don't really watch TV, but in the past I have enjoyed Firefly and Cleopatra 2525. Currently slowly working my way through Black Mirror, and waiting until all of Westworld is available to me.

Swapping info

I live in Chicago but receive my mail at my workplace in Kenosha. My mail at home isn't secure and tends to go missing from my apartment foyer.

For swapping purposes, I like planner supplies, stationery, letter sets, mini pocket letters, mini zines, inchies/twinchies, and stickers. I like creative and unusual themes best but cats and vintage French/shabby chic style are always reliable choices. I make all kinds of things though, and love to try new projects.

I have an A to Z likes list below in a separate section.

Dislikes - Please, no coffee, childish cartoon characters - Diddl, Snoopy, Pooh, Disney, etc. (although kawaii is okay as long as it's cats, especially San-X Kutusita Nyanko and Sanrio's Chococat), Christian themes, Christmas, Thanksgiving, candy or food, cosmetics, or anything related to human babies/children (animal babies are fine). I have nothing against these or you if they're your thang, I just have no interest in or use for any of them. Thank you!

Swap problems?

If you don't receive anything from me within like two weeks of the due date, please let me know and I will be happy to resend. I am paranoid that my things might get lost, stolen, or eaten by postal machines and would definitely want to know if they go missing. Also, please don't hesitate to let me know if something arrives postage due so I can compensate you - I recently read about various reasons this can happen EVEN IF you mail directly from the clerk at the post office and this makes me uneasy. :(

A to Z likes list!

  • A - abandonments, Art Nouveau, Art Deco
  • B - beachcombing, Bob from Animal Crossing, blank address labels (outgoing, not return)
  • C - cats, clear/cling stamps, crowns, crowned animals, crows/ravens
  • D - Dia de los Muertos, damask pattern
  • E -
  • F - factories, found objects, fleur de lis
  • G - gray
  • H - handmade, elegant adult Halloween
  • I - industry, Industrial music, inchies, industrial design
  • J -
  • K - Kutusita Nyanko
  • L - letter sets
  • M - Michigan (upstate), machinery, mini pocket letters, maneki neko, Marie Antoinette, masks/masquerade
  • N - New Orleans, Neko Atsume
  • O -
  • P - Punch Studio, paper craft, planner supplies
  • Q -
  • R - road trips, robots, Route 66, recycled/repurposed, rust (the color and the patina)
  • S - science fiction, shabby chic, sasquatch, stationery, stickers
  • T - thrift shopping
  • U - urban exploration
  • V - vintage French style
  • W - washi tape, writing letters
  • X - Xyron sticker makers
  • Y - Yeti
  • Z - zines

Coupons

Any brand:
* Paper towels
* Canned or frozen vegetables
* Dishwashing liquid
* Cleaning products
* Toilet paper
* Spray butter

Brand specific:
* Tidy Cats lightweight cat litter
* Colgate and Arm and Hammer toothpastes * Crest mouthwash
* Yoplait or Dannon yogurt
* Smart Ones, Lean Cuisine, or Healthy Choice frozen meals
* Purina One cat food

No baby or dog items, please!

Ratings

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Comment: Vintage stationery! I moved a lot in my twenties so my vintage stationery got lost in the shuffle. I love this one, it's such a different presentation.
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Comment: Fun to be partnered with you in this swap! Cool fold n send--I'd never seen that kind before! The escape room sounds fun. Next time I bet you'll get it. Enjoy your time in Riviera!
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Comment: Thanks so much for your artful pocket letter. Heather. Love how your cards all flow together in the space vista & how you continued the theme with your planet shaped letter & starry mini-envies. The stickers are great fun, & of course you knew I was a sucker for fortune cookie fortunes (even if they give us platitudes rather than fortunes so often these days!) Delightful swap. Thanks for hosting it..
Kraftylady777 rated for Envelope of Stickers #29 on Jan 5, 2017
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Kraftylady777 rated for mpu: advent 3 on Jan 4, 2017
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Comment: Thank you and Happy New Year
Kraftylady777 rated for mpu: advent 4 on Jan 4, 2017
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Comment: Thank you and Happy New Year!
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Comment: Thank you for the savaged necklace that you made for me.
JeanetteC rated for mpu: day 25 on Dec 1, 2016
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Comment: Really excited about the octupi and sea theme...thank you!
oblivionspin rated for mpu: Advent 5 on Nov 25, 2016
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Comment: Thanks for the nautically themed envelope :D
JeanetteC rated for mpu: Advent 5 on Nov 25, 2016
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Comment: Lovin' the skulls Heather...thank you!
cbzcando rated for mpu: Advent 5 on Nov 25, 2016
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Comment: Such a pretty envelope! Love this ticket washi :)
Heynowokay rated for mpu: Advent 5 on Nov 25, 2016
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Comment: Your kitty washi game is on point, thank you!
craftyone rated for mpu: advent 3 on Nov 24, 2016
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Comment: Hi, Heather - can't wait to open (but will, smile) Thank you!
tanjah76 rated for Rad Women Minizine on Nov 18, 2016
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Comment: Hi Heather, Thank you for your inspiring Rad Women Magazine. Love the story about Abby and the quotes you wrote in there. I hope Abby and the cats are okay. Take care, Tanja
JeanetteC rated for mpu: advent 4 on Nov 17, 2016
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Comment: Thank you Heather. I love whales!
witchelm rated for Rad Women Minizine on Nov 17, 2016
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Comment: Thank you for the great zine, I really enjoyed it
oblivionspin rated for mpu: advent 4 on Nov 15, 2016
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Comment: I really really dig the envelope you used. Praying mantis sticker is sweet too :D
cbzcando rated for mpu: advent 4 on Nov 15, 2016
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Comment: Love, love, love the stamps you used! Thanks for brightening up my mailbox :)
JeanetteC rated for mpu: advent 3 on Nov 15, 2016
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Comment: I adore the beach stickers, and the look on that sea gulls face! Thank you
Heynowokay rated for mpu: advent 4 on Nov 14, 2016
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Comment: Woohoo, more kitty stuffs. Thank you!

Rating Overview

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Comments

ladyb0369 on Jul 21, 2017:

Thank you for the inspirational quotes planner stickers from Planner Partners Group Tag your it.

Lonestarchild on Jul 10, 2017:

Thank you for the AATW July Postcards! Super cute envie too! Thank you!

zurdoswifey on Jul 8, 2017:

Thanks for the fall stickers for my July wishes in AATW ...they will be perfect for many uses =)

susieq11 on Jul 8, 2017:

Thank you for the postcards for AATW July! They are great and I love the envelope!!! Have a good weekend and thanks for thinking of me! : )

kiddomerriweather on Jun 24, 2017:

Thank you for the the PC's from my June AATW wishlist. It was so nice of you to think of me this month. I especially love the handmade butterfly envelope you mailed my wish in. :)

susieq11 on Jun 14, 2017:

Thanks sooo much for the postcards and super cool zine for AATW June! I'm a huge Cancun fan so it was fun to read this! The postcards are great. You made my day!!!! xxx

sherba31 on Jun 13, 2017:

Thanks so much for the AATW June happy mail. The kitty pc is adorbs and I am not sure I'll be able to let go of the covered bridge or Monet either. =) Love the Oscar de la Rente stamp you used and the neat handmade envie.

LMeowkin on Jun 12, 2017:

Thank you so much for the lovely envelope filled with kitty posties! I really appreciate your thinking of me this June (AATW). Smoochies!

ReadMoreBooks33 on Jun 6, 2017:

Thank you for thinking of Julian and I this month!

AATW

LittleDonnaGirl on May 9, 2017:

Thank you SO much for all the awesome planner stickers! (AATW - April). :) Made my day!!!

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