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Lonestarchild

Lonestarchild
Date Joined: September 19, 2015
Last Online: May 17, 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: Given the option, I'd rather came they blank/unused in an envie but naked is fine too. I don't really care what kind of card, but like interesting images, watercolors, birds & animals (NO SNAKES!), books, maps, clocks, crowns, 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

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Comment: Thank you for the green sea turtle postcard! I love them! They do seem wise - I think they sit back and take it all in! xoxo
Response: Very welcome!
simcoe54 rated for AN: Something ..... #8 (global) on May 16, 2021
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Comment: Thanks for the lovely swap items.
Response: Very welcome.
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Comment: Thank you so much for the beautiful postcards, I loved them so much. Also thank you for the stickers ❤️❤️
Response: Very welcome!
mamajoy rated for Postcard Scavenger Hunt - May 2021 on May 15, 2021
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Comment: What a generous and nice selection of postcards. Thank you so much. Great day at the mailbox. I received 5 swaps today. Some from almost a month ago. I decided the USPS new motto should be: better late than never. Joy
Response: Very welcome!
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Comment: I love this swap so much! Thank you for the adorable post cards. That frog jumping card is so cute - his pure joy! It was so nice of you to send stamps. I love to use the stamps in crafts. Thank you!
Response: Very welcome -- glad you enjoyed it!
rhinoluvr rated for MAIL ART - Used Postage Stamps on May 13, 2021
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Comment: Hi Sheri, 👋 Thank you SO much for this gorgeous envelope.💌 It’s been a while since I’ve seen such an original composition. It needs to be framed. I’m so pleased it didn’t get lost! Thank you also for the notecards. Wishing you great mail karma forever. Take care 🤗
Response: I'm so glad it arrived -- I do wonder where it has been all this time. Thanks so much for your patience!
SatisHuman rated for CPG QUICKIE: Animal PC #2 - US on May 12, 2021
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Comment: I'm a crazy cat lady too! I have 4: Gravy Boat, Peta, Elliot, and Isis.
Response: Very welcome.
CHOWEFACE rated for PH: Scavenger Hunt For PCs #137 on May 11, 2021
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Comment: Got the resend! Thanks for doing that & sending some great cards!
Response: So glad it arrived -- very sorry the first one went missing. thanks so much for your patience!
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Comment: I'm sorry for my delayed rating, the envelope arrived here in a safe condition. I adored the gifts you sent, especially the washi tapes! :) Thanks a lot for organizing the swap as well :)
Response: Very welcome!
user6937 rated for AN: Spelling BEE: BLOOM (global) on May 7, 2021
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Comment: I even put what you sent in my spreadsheet, so I'm telling you the truth - they're great and I loved them; sorry I forgot to rate you here! Got them April 15.
Response: Very welcome!
justmesks rated for 5 Postcards to 2 Partners #213 on May 6, 2021
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Response: very welcome!
user6937 rated for PH: Scavenger Hunt For PCs #140 on May 5, 2021
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Comment: Great cards! I love learning new things; the kookaburra card was one that taught me something :)
Response: very welcome!
OrigamiGrace rated for CPG Handmade Envies - US on May 3, 2021
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Comment: I love these envies - so pretty and thank you for the extra labels!! Gonna be hard to mail them:) Thank you for an awesome swap!
Response: Very welcome!
JuneRosebud rated for AN: National Pet Week PC (US) on May 1, 2021
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Comment: Hi Sheri, Thanks for the cat post card. We currently have a new indoor dog (Chihuahua) 13 years old named Spitz; two cats, one cat colony on our property & five ferrets. We have half an acre; if we had more land & $$$ I'd have all kinds of critters. I'd love to get some mini goats=)
Response: Very welcome. (My daughter would do the same -- run the biggest animal rescue in the world!)
Vickyen rated for AN: Teach Me #26 (US) on May 1, 2021
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Comment: Hi Sheri! Thank you for the sheep pc and for teaching me! That last fact was kind of gross, but a fact is a fact! LOL! Wishing you all the best and please stay safe! Hugs and Happy Swapping! ;)
Response: LOL -- what was the gross fact? I forgot!
Carollee922 rated for PH: Send 4 Postcards #31 on May 1, 2021
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Comment: Thank you for the great post cards
Response: Very welcome!
Poohtat rated for Three Postcards in an Envelope #8H on Apr 30, 2021
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Comment: Thank you for the postcards. The moth is so cool!
Response: Very welcome!
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Comment: thanks
Response: Very welcome!
anicka22 rated for Send 3 From the List #17 on Apr 29, 2021
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Comment: Thank you! Hope you receive good news this time! Love the books postcard and the beautiful handmade envie.
Response: Very welcome!
LauraM540 rated for CPG Things w/Wings PC - US Only on Apr 29, 2021
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Comment: Thanks for the duckie card!
Response: Very welcome!

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Comments

kiddomerriweather on May 15, 2021:

Thank you for the May WW! I love the vintage linen PC's that you sent. They are perfect for my collection!

Highlander18 on May 15, 2021:

Thank you for AWG stickers - so beautiful to use!

lovesreward on May 14, 2021:

Thank you for the WTA April (group: AN) swap - I love the animal cards you sent! Take care and have a groovy day!

teejlc on May 14, 2021:

Thank you so much for the CPG Happy mail tag! This was such a fun little bundle of goodies and I love everything you sent. The sci-fi postcard is especially cool. ❤️❤️❤️

grammypammy on May 14, 2021:

WW ~ May Wish

Thank you for the granting my wish for something "blue". Love those paper clips!

Hugs, Pam

kittyhahahotbot on Apr 26, 2021:

Good luck!

Tricia22 on Apr 26, 2021:

Wishing you safe travels on your big road trip!!🚗

Poohtat on Apr 25, 2021:

Thank you for the WW April wish for pink happy mail. Happy swapping

MiRdLHWY43 on Apr 24, 2021:

Thanks so much for the awesome selection of postcards from the April wish list!

ScrapHappyGabi on Apr 22, 2021:

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