Swap-bot Time: March 3, 2024 4:38 am
www.swap-bot.com

Lyndylou5

Lyndylou5
Date Joined: January 22, 2021
Last Online: March 2, 2024

Country: United States

About Me

2024 Focus: SLOW DOWN! KEEP LIFE SIMPLE!

UPDATE: My 2023 challenge goal was to learn how to play a wind instrument, but I had a hard time deciding which one. I finally chose the Aerophone. My 2024 challenge goal is to purchase one, and learn how to play it.

Hello hello!

I live in a small coastal city in Washington state, USA. It’s a beautiful place and I love, love, love living here! Lots of snow-capped mountains with ginormous trees, spectacular waterfalls, and endless hiking trails. Salt water, lakes, rivers, it's all here. Being a person who loves to be outdoors, this is the perfect place for me! Evening waterfront strolls and chronically gorgeous sunsets are icing on the cake.

I love postcards! ALL postcards will be appreciated and enjoyed. The message is the part I enjoy most. The longer the better!

If you make homemade postcards, I would LOVE to have one! These make my heart sing!

I'm a paper addict. I love to look at it, touch it, smell it; you get the idea. All things paper thrill me! I recently discovered the world of gel press plates, and it's downright addicting! Right now I'm hooked on ATCs, inchies, and twinchies. I'm also into altered playing cards and handmade postcards. There are so many fun ways to decorate them! Mine sometimes include interesting and colorful postage stamps that were on mail I've received.

I enjoy swapping individual playing cards. In most swap groups the purpose is to build Franken-decks, where each of the 52 cards is from a different deck. But my purpose is to use them in collages, and to make altered playing cards for swapping. I especially like shaped and mini playing cards, ones that have a picture on the # side, and unusual jokers. I'm amazed at how many different kinds of playing cards are out there!

One of my favorite things to do is dragon boating. My team participated in two festivals last summer; it was my first time racing, and I loved it! We practice year round 3x a week rain or shine, dark or daylight. Dark starry nights are especially magical! My dream is to be out on the water on a snowy night, when the snowflakes are big and chunky. It doesn't snow very much here. But it COULD happen!

I enjoy reading, a lot! It's a great way to go someplace without leaving the house. I mostly read historical fiction. I also like non-fiction war stories, memoirs, and all things maritime. Occasionally a good psychological thriller finds its way into my library bag.

I play the ukulele. Jugband songs from the 1920-1930s, and bluegrass tunes are my favorites to play. I also play piano. Classical music (especially sonatinas & waltzes), and broadway show tunes are my favorites. I can have the most stressful day ever, and if I sit down at the piano and play a classical piece for even just five minutes, all the negative energy vanishes instantly. I can literally feel it flowing out of my body. I close my eyes and I smile big.

I've loved writing letters ever since I was a kid, and I've always had lots of penpals. For anybody who's old enough to remember the personal ads in the back of magazines, that's where I found my first pen pals! In the last couple of years I've acquired pen pals in various assisted living facilities, and it's a real hoot getting to know them through letters. They are rich with life experiences, and have a lot to share.

Now that winter is here one of my favorite ways to spend an evening is to cozy up in a window seat, read a book, and sip hot cocoa. This is also the time of year when I do lots of jigsaw puzzles. The more pieces the better!

Extras & Hearts:

Please don’t feel you must include extras with your swap to earn a heart. My ratings and hearts are given based on the swap itself, not on extras. The creativity and originality you put into your art is enough to earn a heart! I have such a stockpile of art supplies, and I really don't need any extras.

Notables:

I strongly dislike glitter, unless it's sealed.

I'd rather not receive anything related to Christmas, but I love winter woodland creatures, and snowy scenes.

If you made it this far, thanks for reading my profile!

Updated 1/8/24

Ratings

Zefaniya rated for PCS: Jokers Wild #9 on Mar 1, 2024
5
rating
Comment: Thank you!
wolfeagle rated for AMA: USA Mystery Supply Swap 24 on Feb 29, 2024
5
rating
Comment: Thank you so much for the clever bookmark. I will try the arrows out tonight. ;)
5
rating
Comment: Thank you for the card mix!
smmarrty rated for AMA: Up to you Series- March on Feb 26, 2024
5
rating
Comment: OMG! Dotee dolls - I made a bunch back in the day. Thanks so much and for the creepy/cool postcards, too.
5
rating
Comment: love them thanks
5
rating
Comment: awesome cards thanks for the extras
5
rating
Comment: Love the Sea theme playing cards. The flip flops are so cute. Thank you. Have fun on your next cruise. Hope you find some ducks.
5
rating
Comment: Thank you for some great new card designs.
5
rating
Comment: I love collage master boards too! Thank you so much for your pretty atc and bonus homemade postcard. I love receiving homemade postcards. You did a fantastic job on both. Have a wonderful weekend💗
Robinarie rated for Lots of Mail: Playing Cards #1 on Feb 13, 2024
5
rating
Comment: Hi Lyndy - I received the original swap today! Thanks for sending again and again! Thanks for a great selection of playing cards. I love the business cards and the note about each one! I can feel the pride you have for your town! Robin
5
rating
Comment: Thank you, I really love the postcard you made :)
PeliKat rated for PC: Handmade Purple Postcard on Feb 11, 2024
5
rating
Comment: Lyndy, what a beautiful postcard you created!! I had not heard of tunnel style creations before, so I'm going to find that YouTube video and try that! The different purples you chose look great together, and the fish, with their bright accent colors are a wonderful counterpoint to the colors and patterns in the background! I also love the ATC you included; it's another great combination of colors and patterns! I'm so pleased to add both of these to my 'special album'!! Thank you so much!
5
rating
Comment: A wonderful selection of cards and all new too. Thank you.
5
rating
Comment: Thanks for the great cards and the cute pocket to put them in! Your NYE sounds like it was so much fun. Hope 2024 is being good to you so far!
Begokschaf rated for USATC: Masterboard ATCs on Feb 3, 2024
5
rating
Comment: So fun. Thank you
PinkPengin rated for PCS: Scavenger Hunt #8 on Feb 3, 2024
5
rating
Comment: WOW, WOW, WOW! These are just such great cards that you shared with me, full of all of my favorite things like World's Fair, the PNW, Bigfoot, Pooh, owls... you have absolutely made my day (and made my collection a lot cooler). Thank you so much for your kindness - and congrats on getting your craft supplies organized! I did a lot of that and now my goal is using up some of the things I have, because clearly I just have way too much!! We'll see how that goes!
Tara21cd rated for Lots of Mail: Playing Cards #2 on Feb 2, 2024
5
rating
Comment: Great cards. Thank you.
5
rating
Comment: Thank you Lundy - great PC! Hope you find some of the books on the list 🙂
heathka81 rated for Lots of Mail: Playing Cards #2 on Feb 2, 2024
5
rating
Comment: Thank you for the fun playing cards! The whiskey glass one is definitely a favorite... I've never seen one like that before. Very cool! Happy swapping
luv2kraft rated for USATC: Masterboard ATCs on Feb 1, 2024
5
rating
Comment: Very nice. Thanks so much.

Rating Overview

Overall Hearts Stars Hosted
5.0000 512 0 0
Completed Fives Threes Ones
449 539 0 0
Type 1 Type 2 Type 3 Uncategorized
4 310 135 0
View all

Currently Hosting

  • the user is not hosting any current swaps

Comments

wolfeagle on Feb 29, 2024:

ty

Thank you so much for the lovely postcard for the AMA: USA Mystery supply swap.

BlueberryLady on Jan 13, 2024:

Welcome to Beginners Crafting Group! Check out the Swap that has 1 more day to sign up... I sent Message out too. Jean

Sonya on Oct 3, 2023:

Hi Lyndy - I received BOTH of your pretty ATCs for the Mystery Supply 10/23 swap. The nest is adorable! I'll photograph all of them once received and send an email to all participants. Thanks.

MuggleMom on Sep 25, 2023:

So happy to see you in the Purple Craze group!

xx

MuggleMom

ladydy5 on Sep 2, 2023:

I am so jealous of where you live and thank you for joining in the envelope swap. Your home discription reminds me of Tennessee this season starting soon And I’m in Florida instead. Ah well just another journey in life. 😉

BlueberryLady on Aug 31, 2023:

Welcome to Beginners Crafting Group ! Hope you will join in a Swap or even Host one... Have a Great Week. Jean

Rainydancer on Aug 12, 2023:

Welcome to Sunshine Swaps!

debbiespoms on Sep 7, 2022:

Hi Lyndy and welcome to Postcard Scavenger Hunt group ! Thanks so much for joining and having an interest in our group. I hope you will have fun.

Karen07 on May 2, 2022:

Hi Lyndy! Received your letter on waffle cone paper and I swear I could taste a coconut cream waffle cone! No calories either! Sorry that you wrote the letter by mistake but sure did enjoy it! Thanks for sending it along

darkandstormy on Mar 16, 2021:

Hi Lyndy I received your postcard for the first and last line #30 Thanks so much- I absolutely LOVE LOVE LOVE the book postcard- just perfect!!!! :-) :-) :-) Cheers Charis (darkandstormy)

Login to leave a comment now!