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Lonestarchild

Lonestarchild
Date Joined: September 19, 2015
Last Online: July 31, 2021
Birthday: April 8
Country: United States

About Me

Gypsy at heart. Most prized possession: dog-eared passport because, oh my, the places I can go! Most adored human: she of the adventurous soul - my delightful, irreverent, 19yo woman-child daughter.

April 22, 2021 - Changes Coming: I'm in the midst of packing up again! I'm going to Texas for several months before my next big move. More on that later, but some crazy changes coming my way.... In the past we've lived in Malta, Cambodia, Vanuatu, Ghana, Tanzania, and Australia.

My daughter and I travel ALOT. Our last big trip before covid (summer 2019) we spent 3 months in Greece -- I was working in the refugee camp and she was volunteering at a vet clinic. We'll be up and running as soon as things open up again. Next trips: Morocco with my best friend, and spa week in Mexico with my mom.

Other than being constantly in need of new luggage, I'm a child rights lawyer and researcher. I research and write about child welfare and adoption.

Favorite Crafts

I'm an artist wannabe. I don't have any special talent but I quilt, sew, do various kinds of needlework and have lately gotten into paper crafts.

Favorite Music

1980 hair bands. Shameful but true.

Favorite Books

Huge reader. We've spent most of the last 10 years living in developing countries where there is no such thing as TV -- that suits us fine because we are readers. Outlander fan, but I also like any historical fiction and lawyer/legal thrillers.

I also spend way more time than I should on Crosswords!

Random stuff

Random things that make me happy:

  1. smell of new books
  2. envies -- handmade and plain color storebought to decorate
  3. pens & paper and stationary & stickers
  4. beads & sequins & ribbons and funny/unusual things to attach to mixed media pieces of art
  5. washi
  6. handknitted socks! (or nice cotton/wool ones -- not the synthetic cutesy ones)
  7. Crossword puzzles! (in the US: the ones from the Dollar Store make me happy! Also happy with freebies from the paper, just also include the answers please because I cheat.)
  8. new/unused postcards (not tourist ones)
  9. blank journals/notebooks - especially ones with recycled paper...pages are a little rough like newspaper, not slick & shiny
  10. handmade pottery -- tiles and plates
  11. Nancy Drew
  12. Wooden spoons & aprons
  13. bags -- any kind: small ones for pens and such and tote bags...all kinds of bags (I especially like tote bag people sew -- about the size to roughly what regular plastic bag from a store holds)
  14. Address labels -- for me (info only, including USA; no pics) or blank to send out
  15. sea glass & the ocean & and ocean colors
  16. envies of randomness!
  17. old mags -- I cut them up for stuff so I don't care how new/old they are
  18. paper scraps -- LOVE paper and anything at least as big as a postcard is awesome! . .

THINGS I CAN HAPPILY LIVE WITHOUT:

  1. almost all the isms,
  2. crimes against kids,
  3. horror/gothic/vampire/scary stuff,
  4. smelly lotions & potions,
  5. tv,
  6. spicy food,
  7. caffeine free coke & coffee
  8. cold weather,
  9. make-up & high heels,
  10. fridge magnets, shot glasses, tourist spoons/thimbles, keychains and that sort of thing (even if it is a "requirement" of the swap -no sense wasting your money on it!),
  11. Hello Kitty, kawaii and that sort of thing

IF YOU DON'T GET SOMETHING FROM ME, LET ME KNOW PLEASE.

POSTCARD WISHLIST

Postcard Wishlist: I don't really care what kind of card, but I like interesting images, watercolors, birds & animals (NO SNAKES!), books, maps, clocks, crowns, keys, botanicals, B&W....

Not a fan of tourist cards - truly not my thing.

No Religious, Rude, Crude, or Mean cards please.

Recycling

I like to recycle stuff -- Please don't be offended if I use newspapers or mag pages or other interesting materials for envies and mailers. Thanks!

Email

** Please use the messaging system on SB and not my email account. My email is subject to review by third parties and I'd much rather my personal stuff not mix with my work stuff. Thank you!

Cats

It is possible that my cat, Oddly Bean, will want to send you something as well. She has been known to include a cat hair or two in the envies. I do my best to avoid that -- cost of postage and all -- but she loves to hang out on my desk (the better to see the squirrels in the yard and increase her chances of getting a cuddle). My apologies in advance if my mail arrives with a stray cat hair or two.

2021 Challenge

One of my 2021 challenges is to reuse as much of the SB packaging as I can -- envies and mailers. I want to upcycle envies by adding/re-doing/altering them in fun ways and put them back in the mailbox. Don't be surprised if you receive an envie that looks a little familiar! Open to private swaps with anyone interested in trading a few of these!

Ratings

Petaltea rated for IFM: Washi Scavenger Hunt on Jul 31, 2021
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Comment: Beautiful washi tapes thank you!
Response: Very welcome!
Petaltea rated for MAIL ART - BIRDS on Jul 30, 2021
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Comment: Your envie is beautiful! Thank you for the gorgeous notecard and postcards too!! Very generous of you!
Response: Very welcome!
LadyJo rated for AN: Matchy Matchy (global) on Jul 29, 2021
5
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Comment: Whales are fun! Thank you!
Response: Very welcome!
squince rated for AN: Tails & Tales #8 (US) on Jul 28, 2021
5
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Comment: Love the cats on catnip card!
Response: Very welcome
susieq11 rated for 5 Postcards to 2 Partners #217 on Jul 28, 2021
5
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Comment: Loooove the gray polka dot envelope and fabulous postcards!!! Thank you so very much! Woo hoo!!
Response: Very welcome
Kvwanderlost rated for PH: Tall Things #2 on Jul 27, 2021
5
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Comment: Thank you Sheri! Especially love the giraffe & the xtra illustrated star fish, so cute! Have a good day :)
Response: Very welcome!
5
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Comment: Thanks so much Sheri, for the awesome Transportation PC's! My 2 favorites are the bike and canoe!
Response: Very welcome.
LadyJo rated for PH: Send 3 Touristy Postcards #18 on Jul 24, 2021
5
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Comment: Thank you for the nice postcards, great stickers! I loved the map mail art on the envie! The gal sticker is cool!
Response: Very welcome!
danatropicana rated for UHM: Pick 5!! on Jul 24, 2021
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Comment: Thanks for all the fun stuff! Everything is wonderful and this is truly happy mail! The envelope is gorgeous and is going in my journal. I really appreciate your work on making this swap so great! Take care!
Response: Glad you enjoyed it!
5
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Comment: Thank you for all the natural postcards. That's not just any mountain!
Response: Very welcome!
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Comment: Received 22 July 2021 | Bunnies! Geese! Whales! Thank you for the postcards and stamps!! Whoopee!
Response: Very welcome!
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Comment: Received 22 July 2021 | Thank you so much for these wonderful postcards! I especially love the hot air balloons and orange orchid. The envelope you made with the bunny is adorable!
Response: Very welcome!
minniepic rated for AN: Two x Two PC #18 (global) on Jul 22, 2021
5
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Comment: Thank you for the adorable postcardsโค๏ธโค๏ธ
Response: Very welcome!
nanadiana rated for AN: Panda Love PC (US) on Jul 22, 2021
5
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Comment: Thank you for the cute panda pc. I'm glad they aren't on the endangered list, too. Such sweet animals!
Response: Very welcome!
5
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Comment: Thank you Sheri. Loved the homemade envelope, stickers and the cards! Happy swapping!๐Ÿ’Œ
Response: Very welcome!
creativeseconds rated for SMSUSA: Pick 5!! on Jul 21, 2021
5
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Comment: Thank you! - I received your resent envie today ~ I love the assortment of goodies especially the postage and stickers! Blessings and thanks!! if the first ever comes, I'll send you something in return :)
Response: Very welcome!
5
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Comment: These are great cards, thank you for the goodies too!
Response: Very welcome.
5
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Comment: Hi Sheri, thanks for the W-A-T-E-R post cards. I like them all but my fave is the waterfall one!
Response: Very welcome.
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Comment: Great postcards for my collection Sheri, thanks so very much ๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿฆ˜โค
Response: Very welcome!
5
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Comment: Goodness, Twice in one day of swaps from you! Cool! Thank you for all the wonderful animal PC's and heart stickers!
Response: Very welcome!

Rating Overview

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Comments

bblue on Jul 27, 2021:

Thank you for the "Who likes..." tag. I like the envelope!

yvonne401 on Jul 20, 2021:

Your welcome!

Blessings,

Yvonne

ChrisAnne on Jul 17, 2021:

Thank you for the Wonderful Wish of purple goodness. I appreciate you thinking of me!

kiddomerriweather on Jul 13, 2021:

Thank you for the touristy PC's you sent for my July WW. These did not take a trip around the world. LOL!

kiddomerriweather on Jul 13, 2021:

Thank you for the February WW. Yes, I said February. Guess where it arrived on March 15th? Islamabad! Your envie was made from a map and it had the population of Pakistan listed on it, but I donโ€™t know why it would have ended up there. I find the whole thing quite humorous. ๐Ÿ˜‚

chimerix on Jul 11, 2021:

Thank you so much for the July AWG wish!! Skylab and Pioneer Jupiter!! I didn't have either of these in my collection. Thank you so much! Aloha

Poohtat on Jul 8, 2021:

Thank you for my July AWG wish. The butterfly diecuts are exactly what I meant! Awesome.

Tigerlilyknotwise on Jul 6, 2021:

Thank you for the cute weekdays washi tape (AWG). It's nice to have something a little different from my usual :) The planner stickers will be useful too!

Zefaniya on Jul 6, 2021:

Thank you for the Cpg Pick 2 Usa tag!

user6937 on Jul 5, 2021:

Themed Envie Tag -- Rated Swappers! Your mermaid filled envelope has arrived - thank you for sending more than you needed toโฃ๏ธ

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