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Date Joined: July 11, 2011
Last Online: January 3, 2023
Birthday: November 7
Country: Costa Rica
My Kawaii Store - @himitsu_no_kawaii
My Instagram - @kaukabah
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About Me

I'm Carla from Costa Rica, mom to a baby boy (born on June. 6, 2019). I have been pen palling and swapping since I was 9 years old. I used to be a serious stationery collector, especially collecting letter sets, but stopped collecting and compulsively buying stuff online on July 2018. Ever since, I only really buy stuff that I will use, trying to enjoy what I currently have and actually use it, not hoard it. I have enough stationery for several lifetimes * shame *.

I enjoy preparing and packing my swaps. I always read profiles carefully to try to meet likes and avoid dislikes. I love to make my partners happy with the swaps I send.

As a former serious letter set collector, I like sets with 2 sheets + 1 matching envelope, but I will also accept sets with 1 sheet + 1 matching envelope if the original set comes like that or is a letter set I am looking for. I especially like Sanrio and San-x brands, but also other Japanese and Korean brands.

When sending letter sets to me, please do not fold them and pack them nicely so they don't get bent during transit. Use a cardboard and a plastic bag to protect them. Thanks!!

If you are my partner on a letter set swap, you will surely get a heart from me if you send me all the designs of the letter set, instead of just loose designs from different letter sets, I would really appreciate this. The same applies for loose sticker flakes and stationery in general. Thank you in advance!

I love to travel and it is an important part of my life. My biggest dream is to travel all around the world one day. I think that every place has something different that makes it special. I try to do a trip at least once per year, if time and money allow it.

My Likes

  • Kawaii: Sanrio (esp. Chococat!), San-x (esp. Nyan Nyan Nyanko), Kamio (esp. Cafe Cafe Bear), Crux, Q-lia, Shinzi Katoh, Kapibara-san, Tokidoki, Food with faces (esp. sushi, onigri, takoyaki, purin, bread, soda, milk), Zombie Neko, Poskuma, Other: Diddl, Moomin, Minnie Couture

  • Favorite colors: pink, purple, black, blue

  • Random stuff: Sheets with grids, Converse shoes, magnetic bookmarks, polka dots, pins, socks (36), Japanese animation (I love anime and manga), sakura

  • Planning & Journaling: Midori Traveler's Notebook, envelopes/pockets, tags, stickers (Love planner stickers!), japanese washi (paper, flakes, tape), sticky notes/tabs, postage stamps, stamp looking things

My Dislikes

  • Designs with real people or real pictures on them (incl. animals & babies).
  • Folded letter sets.
  • Bent, torn, broken, dirty or old looking items.
  • Barbies, Bratz girls, Disney Princesses, Disney stars (like Hanna Montana).
  • Boyish stationery.
  • Fb's, Fs's, decos, lyrics, x-slips, all kind of swapping bags, slams, crams and all that stuff.
  • Religious items.
  • Fake items.


I collect Greetings From (Postallove), Gotochi and Japanese Postboxes.

You can check my Pinterest to see my missing postcards and I will be eternally grateful if you could send anything from my wishlist :)


Trinket rated for Merry Kawaii Christmas on Dec 3, 2019
Comment: Gorgeous parcel arrived while I was at my parents, love the stickers and tape they will find a good home with me. Thank you very much.
NaomiRisa rated for NaomiRisa & Cathleya's swap on Feb 23, 2015
Comment: Hi Carla, finally received the package. It went to Japan before this? Hmm.. Anyway, thank you so much :)
Response: Thank you very much for the rating and the heart, I'm glad it got there safe. Weird that it went to Japan! I hope you liked the earrings. Looking forward to receiving your part of the swap :)
Comment: thank you! i think the themes were sushi, bears, desserts & fish? :p
Response: You're welcome! I hope you liked it. The theme was Japanese Festival :)
sp1c4 rated for My JAPAN Travel Guide on Mar 3, 2014
Comment: Its awesome travel uide :)
kakao rated for My JAPAN Travel Guide on Mar 3, 2014
Comment: Hi , thanks for your participation, I received your document and can't wait to extract all the info I can for my next trip ! I'll publish it on the swap's blog asap ! Cheers xoxo Kakao
sammybongo rated for My JAPAN Travel Guide on Feb 24, 2014
Comment: Hello there got your E-mail. Your blog look so amazing and so much fun. I hope you have a good fun time on your trip. Wow even I want to see that stuff too.
Response: Thank you for the rating and the heart! I'm so glad you liked our itinerary. I'm looking forward to the trip. Only 6 weeks to go! :)
Comment: Are we going on a trip, all around the world? Thanks for all the lovely stickers. Most are new to me.
Response: I wish I could travel all around the world! I'm glad there were some new sticker flakes for you :) Thank you for the rating and the heart ♥
Comment: Thank you so much Carla for the cute sticker flakes you sent to me! I especially loved the Mind Wave ones and the Hello Kitty design :D so adorable!!!
Response: You're welcome Linda. I'm glad my swap finally reached you :) Thank you for the rating and the heart.
turboneko rated for ILK: August Kawaii Sticker Flakes on Sep 3, 2013
Comment: Thank you for the cute flakes! :D
Response: You're welcome Cristina. I'm glad you liked them. I have already sent you all I have from your wishlist lol! Thank you for the heart ❤
Comment: Thank you for your cute swap!
Response: You're welcome, I'm glad you liked it. Thank you for the heart ❤
Comment: Thanks for all the wonderful sticker flakes - the faux postage that look like the vintage photographs we like are great and also the Mongolian kitty.
Response: You're welcome Meredith. I liked those vintage photo like flakes. It is funny how likes are so variable. I didn't like any real pictures themes a while ago and they have become one of my fave themes now.
Comment: Wow Carla! Thanks a lot, those were a lot of sticker flakes ^o^ I liked them all, specially the "squid on a stick" one... So funny! Saludos desde Noruega <3
Response: Hola! :) I'm glad you liked the sticker flakes I picked out for you. Those you mentioned are one of my favorite ones! So cute! Thank you for the rating and the heart ♥
Comment: I am so happy with this swap that I have not even words to thank you!!! It is always great to swap with you, but receiving so many sets in one package is even more exciting!! :) I loved all the sets you sent me and I hope we can swap again soon! Thanks a lot for everything, sweetie! Hugs ~~
Response: I'm glad everything arrived safe and especially that you liked it. I had a lot of fun with this swap and I look forward to our next swap :) It's always a pleasure swapping with you ♥
Comment: Carla, thank you so much for the lovely swap you sent me! I am always really excited when I receive a parcel from you as I know for sure I will love what is inside! <3 <3
Response: You're welcome Carla. I'm glad you liked the letter sets I sent you :) Thank you for the nice rating and the heart!
Comment: OMG wow Carla! I can never thank you enough for sending me awesome vintage San-X lettersets! You sent way more sets than you needed to send! Thank you thank you! May I ask for the information for both sets please? :) thank you!
Response: You're very welcome Linda. I'm glad you liked the sets. Those are actually 3 different sets (I had to check which ones I sent you because I didn't remember). The 4 Mamegoma come of course in one, but the 3 Rilakkuma come 2 in one set and the other is a single set. I'll look for the info and send it to you :)
Comment: Loved the stickers you sent and the way you did the envelopes was to cute! Glad I got you as a partner! :D
Response: My pleasure :) I'm so glad you liked everything. Thank you very much for the rating and the heart ♥
Comment: Thanks for the nice packaging:) THe letter sets are nice:D
Response: You're welcome. I'm glad you liked them. Thank you for the heart :D
tiathyme rated for LS♥: Letter Set Swap - July on Aug 11, 2013
Comment: Thank you! I love the paper you chose, especially the cherry blossom. They're all just beautiful!
Response: You're welcome! I'm very glad you liked what I picked out for you. I was unsure what to choose, but I knew you would like the cherry blossom one :) Thank you for the heart ♥
turboneko rated for ILK: July Kawaii Sticker Flakes on Jul 28, 2013
Comment: Thank you for the lovely flakes. Both the HK and My Melody ones are my absolute favorites!! :D
Response: I'm glad you liked what I picked out for you Cristina :) Thank you for the rating and the heart!
Comment: I loved the stickers you picked out, I don't have any Nyanko ones so I'm so glad to have so many of them now. Loved how you packaged them all into groups as well :)
Response: I'm glad I could add some stickers to your collections :) Thank you for the heart!

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sebastian122 on Nov 7, 2015:

manders2280 on Aug 9, 2015:

ILK Member Appreciation Certificate!
good swapper

NaomiRisa on Jan 9, 2015:

Hi there :) Are you interested in a private swap? Naomi

manders2280 on Dec 31, 2014:

May you have happiness, good health and prosperity in the coming year


sebastian122 on Nov 8, 2014:

Happy Birthday!!!

manders2280 on Feb 14, 2014:

You're welcome. About conversation hearts... the back story

manders2280 on Feb 14, 2014:

conversation hearts

nadithings on Nov 11, 2013:

Carla!! i received your letter last weeks! i just opened them.. im so sorry!! LOL! this was a suprise!! i love reading the letter and i will write back soon! oh and the letter was opened and sealed back by the customs... i think that is why it took soo long! hehe, but im so happy with the letter, it really made my day! xoxo NADI

lasciviouskisses on Nov 6, 2013:

Happy Birthday! :).

tiggerkitn25 on Sep 17, 2013:

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