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DinkySparkle

DinkySparkle
Date Joined: January 20, 2021
Last Online: May 8, 2021
Birthday: May 1
Country: United States
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About Me

Please visit my Mail Q and A section for any questions regarding late mail or non-rating and feel free to message me if the answers don't help.

๐Ÿšญ Updated April 26th, 2021

I'm very sensitive to cigarette smoke.

Hi, I'm Allie! I'm a postcrosser , postfun-er, philatelist (stamp collector), and more recently a geocacher (always willing to swap trackables)

I've narrowed my interests in stamps to these subjects and countries:

  • China

  • Japan (Nippon)

  • Hungary (Magyar Posta)

  • Britain

  • Space Themed

I love postcards and cards of all types, but especially love Sci-Fi, Horror, Bigfoot, UFO, Kawaii, propaganda posters, real photos of people, tarot, odd/weird, and space related ones.

I love thrifting to find weird stuff. Love, love, love unusual, strange, funky, absurd, yellow, teal, neon pink, funny things!

If it makes you guffaw, snorkel, huff, puff, scream, tsk, or Vworp, I'm probably into it.

Always up for direct swaps or trades.

Favorite Crafts

Right now, I'm expanding my creative brain into ATC's, writing, and creating an entire Frankendeck of groovy playing cards.

I will always try to do some sort of mail art on your letter or package. Each letter is special to me because we are forming a type of friendship. I have one social media account- Instagram. I post ATCs and bullet journaling.

Things I Don't Appreciate

Some things I'd rather not receive are the following:

  1. Loose glittery messy stuff or confetti

  2. Child reward stickers/"circles with a picture in them" stickers/Food stickers

  3. Marker or pen cancelled stamps ๐Ÿ˜’- it just hurts me.

  4. Sewing, quilting, or crocheting patterns

5. Please ๐ŸšญNOTHING SMOKEY- I have an allergy to cigarettes.

Things/Topics I Appreciate

I appreciate when people read my profile and take the time to send meaningful swaps. You took the time to send to me and it is a special gift that could only come from you

Here are some things I know I like:

  1. Bold, bright, high energy colors/ Abstract and "off" color palettes

  2. Pop/Pop punk Art

  3. Philosophy

  4. Spaceships, planets, stars, astronomy, and anything Space related

  5. Postage Stamps (Space themed, bees, art, dead countries)

  6. Studio Ghibli (Ponyo, Totoro, etc.)

  7. Japanese block print

  8. Pinups and tattoos

  9. Quirky stickers

  10. Graffiti Art

  11. Pulp Fiction Art

  12. Bigfoot/Mothman legend type things

  13. Retro Art

  14. Curiosities

  15. Tarot / Occultism / Crystals / Magik

  16. SURPRISES!! ๐ŸŒŒ๐Ÿ”ฎ๐Ÿ’œ๐ŸŒˆ๐ŸŒ 

Mail Questions and Answers

Q: Why might the sent mail time stamp on swap-bot not match with the postmark you get on the letter or postcard?

A: All the mail from my housing area goes straight to Charleston. It's a 2 hour drive in normal circumstances so what is that in mail carrier time? I always mark it "sent" as soon as I place it in the mailbox. Then it must travel up to get sorted and cancelled. It's not ideal, but that's the reason. Please be patient with the mail system. It's not usually slow, but international mail takes around 16-24 days while USA mail takes about 5-10 days even if it's the next state over.

Q: Help! My swap came with postage due or was torn in the process of handling.

A: Please send me a photo of the postage due or torn package and I will repay you with unused postage stamps or resend the items. Let me know and I will fix the issues.

Q: Do you use saliva on your letters?

A: No, never. I use glue and tape, but not packing tape.

Q: Do you rate? When do you rate?

A: Yes! I always rate and wait at least 1.5 months with contact before rating down as a last resort for USA and 2.5 months for international mail.. if you didn't get a rating from me, the rating must not have taken or the mail was lost in transit, because I rate as soon as it comes in.

Q: When do you send your swaps??

A: I send all my swaps out on time mostly very early- always, I don't flake.

Resends

Updated 3/24/21: I've had one mail get lost from Feb 21st-22nd, 2021 Quirky Flat Mail #1 to @montigneyrules and I've never experienced that in my whole life so if you don't get something from me, it's lost or chewed up or an alien took it. I take pictures of all my swaps with postage just in case I need to recall what it looked like or when I sent it. Message me and I'll send another out right away!

*Update 4/25/21: Another mail got lost from March 9th-10th, 2021, PH: Send 3 Postcards (Double down) to @debbiespoms

Ratings

KandaceB rated for Bags but NO LB Bags #8 on May 8, 2021
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Comment: Thank you very much for the bags!
Honeyloveart rated for KAP: Fill the letterbox #2 on May 6, 2021
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Comment: Very cool postcards especially- thanks!!!!
supersquirrel rated for KAP: Fill the letterbox #2 on May 4, 2021
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Comment: Allie - Thank you so much for the wonderful swap! I love everytihng you sent. All the 3 or hearts cards are so thoughtful as was the squirrel notecard and the yellow envelope โค๏ธ๐Ÿฟ๏ธโค๏ธ
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Comment: Thank you Allie. I totally agree with you. I also love the Frankendeck swaps. I only had one the cards that you sent me. I love every one of them and I'm anxious to insert them into my Frankendeck. Best regards, Alma
weatherwax rated for CPG: Mailbox Stuffer - Global on May 3, 2021
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Comment: Aww, I love that you made profile-based MailArt!!! Thank you so much for a fun envelope and your note! I am sure the tiny frog under the fern is a sign for good luck :) :)
Karen07 rated for KAP: Fill the letterbox #2 on May 2, 2021
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Comment: Thank you Allie! Great swap!
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Comment: Thank you very much for the Art PC for the swap & the extra ! They are definitely interesting.
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Comment: Thank you so much for the cool unicorn ATC. I love how you put together such interesting elements into one ATC. And thanks for the little extras to craft with. Aloha
arystotle rated for Bags but NO LB Bags #8 on Apr 28, 2021
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Comment: Thank you excited to look through these
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Comment: Thank you for the thoughtful items - love the book plate
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Comment: Love all that you sent...especially the giraffes. Your giraffe drawing is great! Thank you for everything.
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Comment: Love this! I hope you like the one I sent
kizzlets rated for CPG: Mailbox Stuffer - Global on Apr 23, 2021
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Comment: Thank you very much for an awesome swap!
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Comment: Fun card.. thank you for the Frenchie birthday card too. I love it!
CariahCreates rated for CPG: Mailbox Stuffer - Global on Apr 19, 2021
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Comment: Thank you! Love everything you sent
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Comment: Wow! I love this journal! I love how you bound, the fabric between the two signatures was brilliant. Thank you so much for an amazing swap!
Response: Thank you for your kind words. Hope it brings you joy! Welcome to my group and thank you for participating in this swap!! Thank you for rating and for the heart. ๐Ÿ’œ
Rita rated for Stuff the Mailbox #28 on Apr 18, 2021
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Comment: Thanks for reading my profile and sending me lovely things. I love the stamps โค๏ธ, the mini cards and the pc! So nice of you!
Kallywampas rated for Postage Stamp Bag Swap #48 on Apr 8, 2021
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Comment: Very pretty bags!
Response: Thank you for rating. I hope you are doing well.
heidiblooms rated for Postage Stamp Bag Swap #48 on Apr 8, 2021
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Comment: Thank you so much!
Response: Thank you for rating and for the heart! ๐Ÿ’œ
Postalstamplife rated for Used Postage Stamp #4 on Apr 7, 2021
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Comment: Beautiful used postage stamps and envelope. Thank you.
Response: I'm happy you like the stamps. Thank you for rating and for the heart! ๐Ÿ’œ

Rating Overview

Overall Hearts Stars Hosted
5.0000 106 8 9
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73 117 0 0
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Comments

danatropicana on May 5, 2021:

Thanks so much for the RAK! I love every card you sent! What fun! And what a great welcome to the group! Thanks again! Take care!

Sendingkindness on May 4, 2021:

Thank you so much for the sweet note card RAK! It was quite a lovely gift to receive and made my day. Your kindness is appreciated <3

mejulia on Apr 29, 2021:

Thank you for the great notecards from the April RAK.

K8thecrafter on Apr 4, 2021:

Thank you for the awesome RAK group envelope of goodies. It was great to sort through the generous amount of craft items you sent. Love it all!

BLUR on Mar 14, 2021:

Saw your profile picture! We love caching too!! ๐Ÿ˜Š Happy swapping! Happy geocaching!! โค ๐Ÿค ๐Ÿ’™ ๐Ÿงก ๐Ÿ–ค โ™ฅ๏ธ

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