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Date Joined: April 6, 2013
Last Online: October 18, 2013
Birthday: June 23, 1993
Country: United States
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About Me

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My name is Lucy Mayleen Grey. You can call me Lucy, Mayleen, or Grey. :) I'm a 19 y/o girl in the USA and I've just stumbled across this site in my newfound love for all things snail mail.

I'm a full time student and employee, with all the interests of a first grader. Video games, animated movies, soundtracks- if your five year old likes it, chances are I will too!

I'm not a creative person by nature. To me, it's always been one of those things you're either born with or you aren't, and it just sucks if you're one of the latter like myself. However, Pinterest, this site, and other sources lately have made me reconsider. I'm in the process of trying to BECOME a creative person, so any advice or suggestions or even just encouraging words are appreciated. 4/16/2013: I've been a lot better about this negative thinking lately! Recently I've taken an interest in hand-drawing ATCs, even though I'm not very good at it, soap making, and journaling!

Two things I really enjoy doing are:

Reading- I prefer young adult fiction- sci-fi, paranormal, historical, you name it. I'm not much for non-fiction and real-life issues. I prefer fantasy and make-believe, sword and dragons and magic. ;)

Writing- I don't do quite as much of this as I would like, but I'd love to find some creative writing penpals to swap prompts and challenge one another. Right now I primarily write fanfiction for some of my favorite movies/anime series, though none of it is posted anywhere (maybe when I build up the courage!). I'd also like to write my own YA fiction novels one day!


So far, I haven't discovered a craft I'm particularly good at. I'm hoping to find something I enjoy as well as prosper at, so I'm in a bit of an experimenting phase.

Right now I'm working with sewing, quilting, and cross-stitching, and I'm capable of crocheting simple scarves and blankets (unfortunately I haven't found out how to read patterns just yet). I have no artistic ability whatsoever, so anything that requires the ability to draw more than a stick figure is out of my reach.

If you've got suggestions for a craft I should try, I'd love to hear them!

Food & Drink Swaps

I don't know if when I'll get around to doing a swap like this, but just in case here are some general food/drink guidelines:

  • Recipes: I'm a very picky eater. Pretty much, if it isn't chicken, beef, pasta, or cheese, I won't eat it. It's a sad, unhealthy lifestyle I live. Oh! If you do anything special to ramen noodles, I'd like to hear about that!

  • Sweets: There are very few things I don't enjoy when it comes to sweets. I guess the few would be: licorice, coconut flavoring or coconut inside, nuts, dark chocolate. I'm particularly FOND of Milky Ways, Three Musketeers, Reese's Cups -the big ones-, Sprees, Werther's hard candies any flavor, etc.

  • Drinks: I'm more of a hot chocolate/coffee drinker than a tea fanatic. But when I do drink tea, I prefer Early Grey or fruity flavors (esp. peach and strawberry). Powdered cappuccino mixes are great!

I don't have any allergies that I know of. :)


I would love to receive any of these things:

  • ATCs - any skill level is appreciated, as I have no artistic ability myself. Favorite themes are listed below in the misc. favorites section!

  • Gift cards to Michael's, Hobby Lobby, Etsy, Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Visa

  • Soap making supplies: essential oils, molds, food coloring, cookie cutters, party favor bags

  • Fabric- by the yard, half yard, fat quarters, charm packs. I especially like purples and pastel colors or the "chic" patterns. Old sheets, clothes, or pillow cases I can cut into scraps. :)

  • Lists, journals of lists, envelopes of lists.

  • "Interesting" earrings - animals, food, nerdy, polymer clay.

  • Polymer clay figurines!

  • Ribbons. My hair is finally long enough to pull back for the first time in years and I'd love some ribbons to tie in it- whole rolls, single bits, anything is welcome.

  • Washi tape!

  • Suggest me a new craft to try! :) I'm into soap making and quilting and I'm trying to hand-draw ATCs; teach me about a craft you enjoy!

Postcard Preferences

I'm not really picky about the picture on the postcard, but if you're really wondering I prefer non-touristy, non-scenic views. Themes I would probably particularly enjoy would be Lord of the Rings, anime, festivals, carnivals, and junk food.

Really, though, what I care about most is the writing! If we're doing an un-prompted swap, I would love it if you could jot down a quick inspirational quote, or a joke, or a list, or something that made you smile the day you wrote it! :)

Swap Notes

  • I am unable to make it to the post office on weekdays. I can usually send out USA swaps anyway because I always have stamps at home, but international mail will always go out on Saturdays- I won't sign up for swaps with pre-Saturday deadlines because I won't be able to send them. Expect bulk mail-outs for swaps, tags, etc. on Saturdays!

  • Thus far, I haven't had any problems with my mail outs not arriving. I strive to send everything not just on time, but as early as possible. If for some reason you don't receive a swap from me, please let me know before you rate down and I will gladly resend. I also do a lot of email swaps, so please be sure to check your junk mail if you didn't receive an email from me (and if you didn't, I'll resend that as well!) Oh! Also, I only check my P.O. Box 2-3 times a week. I try to go on every Monday, Wednesday, and Saturday.

  • I'm always open to private swaps. I'm out of destash supplies right now, so for the moment all I have to offer is handwritten letters, PCs, hand-drawn/painted ATCs (amateur level), and other flat mail goodies.

  • I would really like to try a journal swap. I don't actually journal on a regular basis, but I think a prompted journal exchange would be fun! I will do as many of these as you'd like! I'm really interested in random journals, list journals, daily entry journals, and creative writing journals (I think it would be so cool to do one of the DeviantArt 100 themes challenges in journal form).

  • Lastly, I always rate and I would appreciate if you would do the same. Thanks!

Misc. Favorites

Disney Movies: Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin, Tangled, Tarzan, Hercules, Peter Pan, Little Mermaid!

DreamWorks: The Croods, How to Train Your Dragon

TV Shows: Once Upon a Time, Chicago Fire

Anime: Naruto Shippuden, Fairy Tail, Bleach, FMA: Brotherhood, Inuyasha

Video games: Legend of Zelda, Mario Party, Yoshi

Color: Purple

Scents: I love vanilla. I'm also a huge fan of fruity fragrances, but not so big on floral scents (with the exception of sweet pea and plumeria!)

ATC Themes: Wisteria, Yellow Roses, anime, mythical creatures, My Little Pony, fairy tales, purple, Pokemon, Legend of Zelda, Yoshi, Mario party characters, so on and so forth. :)


Lorenmarie77 rated for Non-Tourist US PC Swap #1 on Jan 21, 2014
Lorenmarie77 rated for Anything goes PC swap #6 on Jan 21, 2014
Comment: Sorry for the late rate, thank you for the swap!
sweets rated for Anything goes PC swap #7 on Jul 22, 2013
Comment: Ty
Reallusionista rated for BSS and LM Journal on Jun 11, 2013
Comment: Wonderful!! Thanks for all the time and effort you put in, and how sweet it was of you to include your favorite book. I can't wait to read it. Seeing as I wasn't able to send mine off, I will send yours back to you...and when things settle down for me(once i get in my apartment and my divorce is calmed down) I will work on finishing mine for you. So sorry for the inconvenience :(
Response: I'm glad you like it! :) I hope you'll enjoy the book as well. <3 You really don't have to send anything back, though - I don't mind! Thank you for swapping with me, the kind rating, and the heart!
pshulch rated for 50 STATE T-SHIRT swap on Jun 9, 2013
Comment: it is perfect thank you very much
Response: Thank you for the kind rating in the heart - I'm so glad this one worked for you, and I'm sorry again for the mixup! :) Have a great day!
suepier rated for Non-Tourist US PC Swap #1 on Jun 5, 2013
Comment: Thank you for the cute dog card.
suepier rated for Anything goes PC swap #7 on Jun 5, 2013
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful card.
Bizzitybam rated for The Postcard Gods Are Crazy #2 on Jun 4, 2013
Comment: Thanks for the awesome St. Augustine card and I hope you aced your finals! Summer time for you!
Beckykat rated for REPTILE ATC on May 28, 2013
Comment: Thank you for the cute ATC :) XX
Mel5 rated for What's Your Favourite? on May 25, 2013
Comment: Thanks for sharing!
Annaomar rated for Notes for Strangers on May 24, 2013
Comment: Thank you for your post its. I am going to have fun posting them around - I've already stuck one up at work and it got some interesting comments.
absolutmeliss rated for Anything goes PC swap #7 on May 20, 2013
Comment: Thanks for the card!
elluzki rated for elluzki&LucyMayleen private swap on May 14, 2013
Comment: Thank you so much, Lucy for the stickers and the stamps. There was so many of the postage stamps i haven't ever seen, so great! The keychain is wonderful too! I will get yours mailed out tonight! Thanks for swapping with me!
Sleepy rated for Anything goes PC swap #7 on May 14, 2013
Comment: Thanks for the pretty fall scenery.
ladyofunicorns rated for Anything goes PC swap #7 on May 12, 2013
Comment: Thanks so much for the card and the C.S. Lewis quote! :)
swap4fun rated for Anything goes PC swap #7 on May 12, 2013
Comment: Thank you for the postcard.
joyhouse5 rated for Anything goes PC swap #7 on May 10, 2013
Comment: Neat another Great book postcard. I loved the quote, We are what we believe we are by C.S. Lewis. Thank you.
carolynne99 rated for Anything goes PC swap #7 on May 10, 2013
Comment: Thank you for the c ard Carolyn n e
cmdunderground rated for Anything goes PC swap #7 on May 10, 2013
Comment: thank you :)
TamaraEpps rated for What's Your Favourite? on May 10, 2013

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takehimaway on Jul 3, 2013:

Just did!

Cici on Jun 2, 2013:

Well I've made you an ATC... won't tell you which pokemon I picked though, it will be a surprise! Let me know when you have one to swap and I'll create a swap for us. :) Hope you are well!

wygirl on May 27, 2013:

Thank you for the ATC sleeves. I received them on Friday :)

Cici on May 19, 2013:

Hi Lucy,

I collect cat-themed atcs so I would absolutely love an ATC featuring a Persian or one of Eevee's evolutions (or Eevee herself). Or a Skitty or Delcatty... but I really wouldn't mind any pokemon :)

Which would you like? :) Let me know!

Cici on May 16, 2013:

Was wondering if you'd like to trade ATCs? I'll draw you any Pokemon you like?

Nandin on May 12, 2013:

Did you get my resend, and also the one I sent in an envelope?

Cici on May 8, 2013:

Hi Lucy, I was looking at the ATCs you have for trade atm, did you make those yourself?

  • Chrissie
Nandin on May 6, 2013:

I resent it- as is. I just put it right back in the box, so we'll see what happens. And I put another card for ou that's in an envelope. I always put my return address on postcards because for some reason I find they show up at their destination a lot more often.

MyHeartBelongsToSnailMail on May 5, 2013:

Hello beautiful! Your package will be on its way tomorrow! Sorry I didn't send it sooner, wanted to make it as special as the package you sent me! I hope you enjoy it! Yay! Talk to you soon!

oblivionspin on Apr 29, 2013:

I'm so glad the letter/ATC arrived (in a timely manner, no less) and that you liked it :D I look forward to hearing from you!

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