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MellowOda

MellowOda
Date Joined: March 2, 2021
Last Online: May 7, 2021

Country: United States
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About Me

Hello fellow swap-botters! My name is Kelly. I am a mom of 3 - they are age 16 -26. I also have three guinea pigs (Mellow, Oda & Piggles - and that's where my username came from ^_^). I jumped on the quarantine bandwagon of filling my house with plants. Thank goodness for the Planta app or they would all likely be dead. Even the "hard to kill" ones. I work from home (even outside of the pandemic) as a systems analyst for a wonderful, progressive company.

I've dabbled on & off with paper crafting and have really been diving into learning more and opening up that creative side of me. swap-bot has already expanded my knowledge & creativity base in the short time I've been here.

I am currently on the hunt for non-label or sticker bag bags (like washi bags, postcard bags, x-slip bags, notecard bags, envie bags, ATC bags, memo bags, etc). If you have any extra feel free to send along (or let me know if you'd like to do a swap for something else). I'd prefer not to have label bags or sticker bags (I would never rate down if they are allowed in a specific bag swap, though, no worries).

ISO Decos: I haven't had a chance to try these yet & would love to get started, but I'd feel more comfortable seeing one, first. If anyone is open for a private swap - I can offer lots of things for trade (an ATC, washi samples, ephemera, I just got a dictionary from 1967, so I could offer a number of pages). Message me if interested!

Dislikes:
- I'm not really religious, so I prefer to stay away from any religious material
- label bags, sticker bags, FBs or FSs

I will continue to modify this. Please feel free to reach out if you have any questions.

Favorite Music

K-Pop is my favorite music genre currently. Thanks to my teenage daughter, I’ve really fallen in love with it. Here are my favorite groups:
- BTS
- NCT 127 (and other NCT units)
- Ateez
- Stray Kids
- Pentagon
- Everglow
- Loona
- The Rose

I also really like Hamilton & listen to the soundtrack for days at a time.

Favorite Books

My most favorite book of all time is The Little Prince. I had to read it in elementary school, high school & college & each time, I got something different from it. It's far from a children's book (though it works as one, too). If I ever settled on a tattoo, it would be an image from this book...likely the fox with the words "But if you tame me..."

But I will probably never get a tattoo because I'm far too fickle & picky & would find some tiny detail I don't like & fixate on it. ^_^

I also love most dystopian books, but it’s been a really long time since I’ve read anything. Divergent & Hunger Games series were great. I’ve read a few other series, but I’ve really forgotten a lot. I’d love to reread them, so I won’t list any others ^_^

Favorite Television

I've been doing a lot of binging on streaming sites lately, here are some of my most recent faves (not all have been finished):

  • The Good Place
  • Schitt's Creek (loved it so much, I started it over right after I finished it the first time)
  • Wandavision (just finished)
  • Kim's Convenience
  • Community
  • You
  • Handmaid's Tale
  • Derry Girls

I enjoy some anime, too:
- Deathnote
- Death Parade
- Attack on Titan
- Assassination Classroom

Postcard Likes

I participate in postcrossing as well, so always love blank postcards to use there, but I love the written/stamped ones, as well for my own personal collection. I really am happy with anything, show me what you love. But if you need help deciding, these are some of my favorite kinds & a tiny list of my least favorites.

  • Map cards
  • Big letter cards ("Greetings From...")
  • "Main Street" view
  • Disney
  • Anything southeast Asian (Japan, Korean, Vietnamese, Thai, etc)
  • Black & White (or Black & White with one itemin color)
  • Funny ones (show me your humor, no need to guess mine)
  • Any that apply to my interests listed elsewhere on my profile

Least favorite:
- Actually going to say none here because even though there are some I don't prefer, I can always pass them on in postcrossing to someone who would love it.

My ABCs

A - Alice in Wonderland, Ateez (k-pop group), anime, acrylic stamps, antique-y papers, ATCs

B - Boba, BTS, books, blue, black & white, british theme, birds, book pages, bunnies

C - castles, churches (gothic), Cinderella, chipmunks, cute things, cats, chinese theme, chocolate, candy, cling stamps

D - Disney, dictionary pages, dragons

E - elephants, ethereal asthetics, european theme, ephemera, embellishments (for paper crafting), envelopes

F - fairies, fantasy, flowers, funny things, foxes, frogs

G - "Greetings From..." postcards, guinea pigs, gothic theme

H - Halloween, hot chocolate, humor

I - Ink pads

J - Japanese theme

K - Kawaii, Korean theme, key chains, k-pop, kitschy

L - licorice, lace, laptop stickers

M - mermaids, map postcards, magnets, magazine pages (with words, preferably) Maine theme

N - NCT (k-pop), nature

O - owls, occult, oddities

P - postcards, plants, pastels, pink, purple, postage stamps, pandas, papers, playing cards

Q - queens

R - Royal colors, raccoons, rubber stamps, rose gold, ribbon

S - stickers, Schitt's Creek, snacks, souvenirs, stamps, squirrels, sarcasm, supernatural (themes, not the show), sheet masks (cosmetic), steampunk

T - Thailand theme, travel, touristy things, tea, twine, Tim Holtz

U - unicorns!

V - Vietnamese theme, vampire, vellum, vintage

W - watercolor, witches, washi tape/stickers, weird stuff, wax seals/stamps

X -

Y - yellowed pages/papers

Z - zebras

Crafts & Collections

I'm getting started with papercrafting, primarily with ATCs & some envies & flipbooks, etc. My favorite theme to use is vintage & steampunk (I love the Tim Holtz line).

I'm very new to ATCs. I've done less than 20 (I'll update this when it's been more). I'm trying out different styles and have tried mixed media with rubber stamping, hand drawing, paper mosaic, colored pencil & watercolor marker. Usually, I'm pretty proud of what I've come up with, but sometimes things fall flat. I appreciate your patience with me as I find my groove. I really enjoy making them and the creative process involved. If you are ever unhappy or dissatisfied with an ATC I've done, I will happily try again for you.

I'm building a frankendeck with playing cards with different backgrounds. I'm now keeping track of those I'm still missing. Always looking for cards in interesting shapes or with non-standard backing. I need:

Spades: A, 2, 4, J
Clubs: A, 2, 5, 6, 8, 9, J, K
Hearts: A, 2, 4, 5, 8
Diamonds: 2, 7, 8, 9, 10, J, K

Ratings

michellelobo rated for Quick Large Washi Swap #3 on May 6, 2021
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AlisonKingWriter rated for Alphabet ATC - P on May 4, 2021
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Comment: P is for Pocketwatch!! I adore it- thanks so much!! If I had one tip for someone trying to go plastic-free, it'd be save EVERYTHING. (plastic sleeves and unmarked envelopes from swaps always get reused for me, although I scrapbook all actual letters/cards etc). That, and soap bars are your friend! Just about everything that comes in a bottle (shampoo/facewash/dishsoap/window cleaner) can be bought in a bar or tablet form. Go gradually though! it's taken me a while to get to where I am, and it can sometimes be expensive. Have a great day, and thanks once again! <3 Al
Response: Thanks so much for the tips!!
bringitb rated for WTL: Washi scavenger hunt #2 on May 4, 2021
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Comment: Thanks for the great selection of washi! Appreciate the bonus playing card, too. =) Good luck with your Frankendeck! They’re really addicting to make, for me anyway. =P Thanks again!
moonswings rated for Vintage Ephemera ATC on May 3, 2021
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Comment: I really like your music theme in this ATC - thanks for sending it! -)
ccmmsu rated for ATC Bag #93 on May 3, 2021
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Comment: Thank you for the ATC bag and fabulous die cut extras! I'm excited to add the die cuts to my junk journal and add some new ATCs to my collection.
magicinker rated for FTLOC#1-Flat Flip Book on May 3, 2021
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Comment: Hi Kelly, Got my flip book I so loved it Thank you very much for everything..Lovely !! Have a creative spring ! Patt / magicinker
Winklet rated for Quick Large Washi Swap #3 on Apr 30, 2021
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Comment: Love the washi and butterflies!! Thank you!
esalas73 rated for WIYM: Send something from list♥ on Apr 30, 2021
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Comment: Thank you for all the great post cards... love them! Great washi samples too!
kizzlets rated for CPG Signs of Spring ATC - Global on Apr 30, 2021
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Comment: Very neat spring themed ATC! Love the use of cotton ball? for the clouds and string for the balloon. And, thank you for the bits of ephemera, I love it!
Response: Yep, it's a piece of a cotton ball! ^_^ I like giving cards a sort of "3D" element when it makes sense to do so. Thank you for the heart. :)
HeidiJean rated for Bags but NO LB Bags #8 on Apr 29, 2021
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Comment: Thank you for such a nice assortment!
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Comment: Thank you for the washi samples and the kawaii memos <3
yukikumo2005 rated for MMHWH - Washi Sample Swap #6 on Apr 27, 2021
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MauiMami rated for Round Robin Traveling PC Swap #12 on Apr 26, 2021
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Comment: Mahalo for the extras Kelly!
teddygirl rated for PH: 2 + 2 Postcard Swap #15 on Apr 25, 2021
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Comment: Hi Kelly, great cards, yes I agree the local Alabama artist card is the best...thank you 😀👍❤
vick302000 rated for Bags but NO LB Bags #8 on Apr 25, 2021
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Comment: Thank you for the awesome bags. Such great variety and choices. What did you use to put the washi on?
Response: Thank you for the kind rating! I use YouU washi cards that I cut up. It works great, but the corners end up sharp. I may sand them down, next time I do singles.
TonyaAshe rated for MMHWH - Washi Sample Swap #7 on Apr 23, 2021
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beachchicken rated for SMSUSA: Pick 5!! on Apr 22, 2021
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Comment: Thanks for all the great goodies! Have a great day!
Rosa1 rated for SMSUSA Booklet April on Apr 20, 2021
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Comment: Thank you ~ so pretty!
mchesser12 rated for Round Robin Traveling PC Swap #12 on Apr 19, 2021
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Comment: Will send out in a future round. Thanks for the extra postcards.
Cindymt rated for WTL: Six washi for two partners #2 on Apr 19, 2021
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Comment: Thank you! And I love the washi you used on the envelope!

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Comments

VaGrammy66 on Apr 18, 2021:

Thank you for the goodies you sent me for my April wishlist! I love the playing cards!

Rainydancer on Apr 13, 2021:

Welcome to Sunshine swaps!

yvonne401 on Mar 27, 2021:

Welcome to Cold Hands Warm Hearts! It's great to have you here!

Blessings,

Yvonne

draco on Mar 14, 2021:

Jangonz on Mar 5, 2021:

Let me be the first to Welcome you!
A fellow newbie. :) Janette

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