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LoveCyn

LoveCyn
Date Joined: June 10, 2021
Last Online: January 26, 2023
Birthday: October 22
Country: Canada

About Me

** FYI - Recently changed my last name, and no longer go by Freire**

Hello there!

I first started swapping during my “pandemic pregnancy” and very quickly became addicted. Took a little time to focus on my transition back to work and raising my daughter, but I’m glad to be back!

I like to spend time outdoors with my family, reading mystery novels, and watching movies. In my free time, I LOVE to craft. I've always been a creative type however paper crafting, journalling, and creating paper embellishments are some of my all-time favourites. Mail art has become a new outlet for my creativity - I find so much peace in having a warm cup of tea while making beautiful stuff!

I'm still working through my swap preferences, but I LOVE anything that was handmade with love and care. I appreciate the time and effort that is put into making beautiful art. I'm happy to receive pretty mail and won't rate down if your style doesn't match mine. That said, I do try my best to go beyond the swap expectations and always try to include a little special something for my partners!

I like...

HANDMADE JOURNALS & FLIPBOOKS - My new favourite way to send happy mail to my penpals and friends! I enjoy finding interesting ways to package little treats and goodies!

PAPER - I'm a paper snob. I will find use for and repurpose literally ANY type of paper. Right now, I'm on the hunt for old, vintage sheets to add to my collection.

HANDMADE EMBELLISHMENTS - I love making and collecting little trinkets that I can incorporate into my art. Handmade paperclips, paper clusters and embellished tags are some I have been enjoying lately.

STAMPS - Stamp collecting runs in the family. I especially like to collect used stamps from all over the world and often incorporate them into my pieces.

TEA - There is nothing better than a warm cup of tea and a quiet block of time for crafting. I'm notorious for blindly choosing a tea from the drawer - I love surprises!

THEMES - Butterflies, Bees, Florals, Celestial, Vintage

I dislike...

KIDDIE/PLANNER/KAWAII STICKERS/GOODIES - I’m not especially interested in Japanese-style stationery. As a teacher, I have a tonne of kiddie/planner stickers - please no more.

GLUTEN - I'm celiac, and therefore cannot consume anything with gluten, including wheat, barley, malt. Most teas are gluten-free so not to worry there.

My style...

I am an eclectic - my pieces do not follow any specific style. I love modern prints, botanical and large florals, but also appreciate minimal, and natural simplicity - it all depends on how I'm feeling while crafting. As I try new projects, I pass them along. So, I hope you like surprises!

I'm a reliable penpal and always mark the swap as sent on the day I’ve mailed it in the post. Happy Swapping!

Ratings

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Comment: Cynthia, thank you so much for the lovely junk journal you created for me. I couldn't believe this was your first! You made some wonderful elements and your choice of papers is also very nice. It's very nice and nicer than some I've received from swappers who have made multiple journals. You're off to a great junk journaling start!
theoriginalbrooke rated for Hopes for 2023 on Jan 21, 2023
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Response: Thank you for the rating! I sent you a PM! 🥰
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Comment: Hi Cynthia! Thank you so much for this awesome happy mail! Everything is beautiful. I especially love the little notebook you made and the vintage inspired wrapping paper & teddy bear/santa cutouts :-) Take care
Response: You are most welcome! I loved putting this one together for you! We should totally be Snail Mail friends! ❤️
KerryCastellon76 rated for Tea 3x3 with Friends! #18 on Jan 17, 2023
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Comment: Thank you for the lovely teas and note,❤️
Response: You’re welcome! Enjoy! 💕
ktk8 rated for AMA: Collaboration PC #116 on Jan 14, 2023
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Comment: Oh what a GREAT SWAP.... thank you so much..... I love the card and can't wait to add to it....and the tiny BOOK....wow special and all the other extras.....thanks thanks thanks and many hearts to YOU......
Response: I’m so happy to hear your enjoyed all the goodies! Can’t wait to see the next postcard coming around. These swaps are always so much fun! ❤️
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Comment: Thanks for the beautiful bows and goodies!
Response: You’re welcome! What a fun swap!
KrystalCook84 rated for Tea 3x3 with Friends! #18 on Jan 13, 2023
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Comment: Thank you!!
Response: Enjoy your tea-time! 😊
VitaLynne rated for National Nothing Day - January 16 on Jan 11, 2023
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Comment: Thank you so very much for this nothing gift.
Response: 💕
nomadmama rated for National Nothing Day - January 16 on Jan 11, 2023
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Comment: 🎉😄🍾🤣
Response: 💕
Ellmaris rated for 3 Teabag Swap on Jan 10, 2023
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Comment: Thank you for beautiful handmade card and some delicious teas :D All the best in 2023
Response: Enjoy your tea-time! 😊
Chickaree rated for YTPC: Mini Pocket Journals on Dec 28, 2022
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Comment: Thank you so much for this beautiful pocket Journal! I love that you used grid paper :-) I absolutely love the stamped images and all the wonderful extras!
Response: I'm so happy you enjoyed it - I loved putting it together for you!
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Comment: Hello Cynthia, Thankyou for your lovely card and tuckins! Just love your snowman and the cute bird stamps!❤️❤️❤️
Response: You are most welcome! :)
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Comment: Thank you so much for this beautiful holiday swap! I love everything!
Response: You are welcome! Happy Crafting!
JBuchner rated for YTPC: Mini Pocket Journals on Dec 16, 2022
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Comment: Thank you! I adore what you sent!!!
Response: Glad to hear it! Enjoy!
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Comment: Thanks for the cool envelope! I will be putting it in my junk journal
Response: You are welcome! Happy Crafting!
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Comment: Thank you for the lovely goodies. So beautifully packaged!
Response: You are most welcome! I'm happy you enjoyed it!
ashanti2106 rated for WIYM: Christmas Flipbook 🎄 on Dec 13, 2022
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Comment: Thank you for the gorgeous flipbook! I love the papers you've used. The tags are beautiful! Merry Christmas!
Response: I'm happy you enjoyed the mail and it got to you safely! Happy swapping!
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Response: Thank you for your rating! :)
Cindymt rated for Highs and Lows - November on Dec 10, 2022
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Comment: Thank you for sharing your November Highs and Lows, the cute extras, and for joining my swap 😊
Response: Thanks for taking the time to read and follow along my crazy life! This swap was very therapeutic! :)
JanHardt rated for AMA: Sender's Choice -Nov on Dec 9, 2022
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Comment: Excellent card. I love watercolor, but can’t seem to master it. You obviously have! Thank you.
Response: Thank you so much! I'm happy you enjoyed it!

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Comments

Mistyinltown on Jan 7, 2023:

I apologize for this late thank you for the Dec, CPG wishlist. Thank you so much. I hope you had a great Christmas and are having a Happy New Year!

SuperNay on Dec 15, 2022:

Thank you so much for the encouraging card via AATW. I love the Super Mom sticker and the die cut card is beautiful! I appreciate the encouragement from a fellow single mama. I have been pretty bad about neglecting my self care since I had my kiddo as parenting is incredibly time consuming! My new years resolution should likely be something about improving my self care routine. Thank you for your encouragement, it was needed and much appreciated. :)

CrystalZ on Dec 10, 2022:

Thank you for the pretty master board & the yummy teas that you sent for CPG Pick 2 Tag game. I am looking forward to using the master board for all my little crafts like ATV's and tags! I really ought to make up some master boards myself as I find collaging quite enjoyable :)

Poohtat on Dec 9, 2022:

Thank you for the CPG Happy Mail Tag. I love it all!

Tricia22 on Dec 8, 2022:

ABTW Nov wishes- Thank you the cute mailbox Christmas card and extra’s. Wishing you A Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

heidiblooms on Nov 26, 2021:

ThrivingWell on Aug 10, 2021:

… for my LSRU July wishes! 😊

ThrivingWell on Aug 10, 2021:

Thank you SO Much, for the delightful envelope of fun! I love your correspondence, your sketch of my Zen room (there’s definitely a large window—3 to be exact; the room is shaped like a lighthouse.) and those upcycled origami cranes are very neat. I love the feel & textures. They will make a great addition to my mobile! So thoughtful! I look forward to drinking the tea & admiring the view! 💕 ~ Z

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