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Postalstamplife

Postalstamplife
Date Joined: February 10, 2020
Last Online: May 20, 2022

Country: United States
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About Me

Looking for VINTAGE HALLOWEEN or VINTAGE CHRISTMAS themed paper goods. My name is Missy. I am a wedding photographer. I started penpalling in February, 2020, and have found it a great way to make new friends. It's also been a fresh new way to fuel my creative side.
I just turned 50 and live in Illinois with my husband and 2 children. I grew up in northern Wisconsin and it is truly one of the prettiest places I have ever been (imo) :)

Favorite bug - luna moth

Favorite animal - Orangutan, ducks, whales, jellyfish, and polled herefords

Favorite flower - Dahlia and Peony

Favorite color - blue, olive, peony, and mustard

I tend to gravitate towards a lot of different styles, but nature and everyday life either vintage or not, makes me happy. I really like anything watercolor, clean and modern, torn and vintage, quality stickers are cool, and I LOVE sending postage stamps. One of my favorite parts of sending a letter is choosing the stamp to put on it. Call me odd.

Walking out to the mailbox to find a pretty letter in it is the best. Anyone else bummed when it's a national holiday and there's no mail?

@postalstamplife and @misselitephoto on Insta.

Would like to hear your favorite thing about living where you live. Honest answer, not what you think I would like to hear. :)

Please note: My address is correct as is with the "W" in the postal code. A lot of people ask me about that. :)

I Love

-Original Contemporary Art - Watercolor, Acrylic, etc...

  • Vintage Ephemera of botanicals, bugs, animals, fish, and marine life.

  • beautiful, vintage stickers (2 inches and larger)

  • Modern, comtemporary art stickers, papers, and stamps.

  • Vintage or new unused USA postage stamps

  • Pretty, vintage, or cool address labels

  • Homemade papers

  • Heartfelt letters and notes.

  • Unusual or rare items I like - Polled hereford cattle (they have the white face and red body)

About My Swaps

I am very punctual and I always try to send my swaps out early, before the deadline. If someone doesn't receive one of my swaps within 3 weeks after the deadline date, please let me know right away, before rating me for the swap. I will gladly send out a replacement. I used to say 2 weeks, but the mail has been sporadic lately.

Please be kind. Things happen in life. Reach out first if you feel something is not a 5 for any reason.

Currently Excited About....

  • Vintage stickers or stickers that look vintage
  • John James Audubon images/vintage birds
  • Mushrooms (vintage paper, stickers, notes)
  • Handmade paper or thick quality watercolor papers.
  • Pretty or Cute Address Labels (blank I can address to my penpals on the front of my envelopes)
  • Photo pro magazines (or black and white images torn from them)
  • Unused vintage USA stamps
  • Vintage circus themed items
  • Ducks, whales (save the whales)
  • 4x6, or larger, colorful envelopes. Particularly looking for black or blue.
  • Quality writing utensils (what's your favorite pen to write your letters?)

Tea Swaps

I LOVE all teas, but mostly drink herbal. Fresh, new tea bags only please. However, if you only have black or green teas, that's 100% fine. There are other tea drinkers in the house. My favorite right now is Rooibos or "red bush" tea. My least favorite right now is Chamomile. I don't drink old tea and will toss it.

Collections:

Currently collecting Pokemon cards for my son, so if you have any laying around.... even one is great.

Ratings

Fabriqueen rated for Stationery Swap on May 18, 2022
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Comment: Thank you so much for the awesome stationery and extras! Have a wonderful day! Hugs, Diane
aspens rated for WIYM: Say .... WHAT???? on May 16, 2022
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Comment: LOL! First of all, the card you chose for me is beautiful! More importantly, I hope the gorilla suit went well. HAHA!
riverwatcher rated for Mr. Zip: Say .... WHAT???? on May 14, 2022
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Comment: Thanks for the postcard. I actually had a visual in my mind of your story. ๐Ÿ˜‚
Jbee rated for put birds on! on May 6, 2022
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Comment: Thank you very much for the wonderful bird swap. Really love the envie & goodies โค๏ธ and l love birds - could watch them for hours. Take care & thanks again
HexG rated for Stationery Swap on May 3, 2022
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Comment: Ah~ Thank you so much for all of the lovely stationery!! I loved all of the sets and I can't wait to use them c: Thanks again!
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Comment: Oh my goodness Missy! What the heck!?! Could you have spoiled me more!?! You sent me so many wonderful goodies. The stamps just kept coming, like wow. I truly enjoyed and loved your swap <3 Thank you for such a fabulous and stuffed envie :D
Response: Awww. What a wonderful note. Glad you enjoyed your happy mail. :)
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Comment: Hi Missy! Thank you SO much for the lovely card and the many sweet extras you sent for this swap! I have never heard of a duck feeder! What does it look like? I loved reading your note and your card is so pretty. Wonderful swap and hope we're partnered again very soon!
Response: Looks like an upside down bucket on a big, red plastic bowl. Happy swapping. :)
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Comment: Thank you for the beautifully-packaged mail for this swap. The stamped images are lovely, and I appreciate the extras you threw in! -k
Response: Thank you for the heart. :)
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Comment: Happy Mail indeed! Envie full of goodies. I'm looking forward to trying the chai tea latte, I love the postcards, and the space stamps are cool. All the other little bits will be used in my outgoing happy mail. One more thing, I love your hometown note card.
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Comment: Beautiful! Hi Missy . . . your fairy wren is just gorgeous. They're natives of Australia and so pretty. I love the gorgeous background, and the typography on the card. Many thanks for a lovely card AND for that beautifully quilled card--what a treat!
Response: Yay. Glad you enjoyed my creation.
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Comment: That was the best packet of stuff ever. I love the little notecard collage fodder envelope thingy you made. That's going in my journal pocket so I can keep goodies in it all the time.
Response: Wow. That makes me smile.
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Comment: Thank you for the tag with the Trumpeter swan. The only place I have seen swans is at the zoo, but just this week I read that as many as 1500 trumpeter swans over-winter very near St Louis so I may go look for them. The extras you sent are wonderful, I love them all. Sorry for the late rating. My daughter lives in Woodstock IL which I think is quite close to Batavia.
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Comment: Thanks for this so very generous swap! I love everything including the prettily decorated envie! Stay safe and healthy! Hugs from Alaska, Sherry PS: Where did you find Geninne's washi tape? She is my favorite birdie artist!
Response: Thank you for the heart. It was a gift, so not sure where to find it. Sorry, but so glad you liked the swap. :)
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Comment: Great swap! Love everything. Lolo says Meow meow Christmas
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Comment: It was so delightful going through all the lovely things you sent!! I am thrilled with the stickers, and pretty ephemera, the gorgeous pocket you made. So many wonderful surprises!! Thank you for an amazing swap and a very happy mail day for me!!!
Response: Thank you for the kind comment and the heart.
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Comment: WoW what a GLORIOUS swap..... I love the envelope.... just stunning ..... AND the SURPRISES... not just one flat surprise but a BUNCH and I love them all.....thank you so much..... made me SMILE.....many hearts to YOU......
Response: Yay!! I am so glad you loved what I made and sent to you. Decorated envies are my fave....
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Comment: I used your joke on my 7 year old nephew he loved it.
Response: Nice!
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Comment: Spooky greetings and thank you for your wonderful swap. Love the stickers and cute card. Happy Fall๐ŸŽƒ
mariewilliams810 rated for Halloween Countdown #4 on Oct 20, 2021
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Comment: So sorry. I thought I rated you already! Thanks so much for a great swap! Happy Halloween!
Ethony rated for 13 Days of Halloween - Day 6 on Oct 19, 2021
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Comment: Stunning, than kyou for a wonderful Halloween swap
Response: Wonderful. Happy Holidays. :)

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Comments

parakeetmails on Jul 30, 2020:

Thanks for the nice comment on my profile! ;)

AlyssaLynnWrites on Feb 18, 2020:

(response to rating response) No - I didn't get to go!!! I was so bummed.. they went on a cruise and I couldn't afford to tag along at the time. I was bummed.. but I'll eventually catch one! :)

LiMorris on Feb 17, 2020:

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