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Shenaniganator

Shenaniganator
Date Joined: July 9, 2021
Last Online: September 19, 2021
Birthday: October 6
Country: United States
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About Me

Hi, everyone!

I’m a 26 year old snail mail and stationery enthusiast. I love all things paper - planners, journals, stickers, letters, postage stamps, you name it. I penpal and postcross and I’ve ventured to Swap-Bot in the hopes of exchanging more postcards as well as handmade paper crafts (ATCs, postcards, etc. - at the moment I’m a beginner and not super confident in mine, though!)

A little about me…

I have four mini Australian Shepherds, whose names are Wendy Darling, Mr. Banks, Peaches, and Gus Gus. I don’t have any kids, but I make up for it by spoiling the Aussie Posse rotten.

As you may have gathered from my dogs’ names, I’m a huge fan of Disney - parks and movies (my favorites being Hercules, The Emperor’s New Groove, and Lilo and Stitch.)

I’m a bookworm who enjoys middle grade and young adult fiction/fantasy. However, recently I’ve been trying to broaden my horizons and explore other genres and more contemporary fiction. If you have any recommendation that aren’t very romance heavy (I’m an aromantic prude, apparently), I’d love to check them out.

My personal aesthetic can pretty much be summed up with a Google Images search of “pastel vintage photography”. I LOVE quaint and pastel things- one of the most random things that has ever delighted me was a mint-colored fire hydrant in Boulder, Colorado. Had I been a good photo-taker, that would be framed on my wall, as well as a baby pink Fiat I saw on my FB timeline the other day!

At various times throughout my life I’ve been distantly interested in more crafts and hobbies than I can name, but I’ve never really committed to any of them. I’m at a point in my life where I want to remedy that and really devote myself to more creative endeavors, staring with mail/paper art here. If time and money weren’t an object, other things I would dabble in include learning ALL the languages, playing musical instruments (violin, cello, piano), photography, woodworking, and pottery among MANY others.

Some of my nerdier interests include video games and anime/manga- I’ll go into favorite fandoms in a separate section because there’s a LOT.

I’m sure I’ll add to this section in time but there’s a bit to start out with!

Swap Notes

IMPORTANT: if you receive any swaps from me with postage due, please let me know and I’ll be happy to send you the postage to make up for it! I’ve been trying to use a postal scale and be precise but I didn’t know about envelopes needing the extra ounce postage for not being able to bend. Sorry for any inconvenience this has caused anyone!

I’m still new to swapping, but I promise to rate every swap I receive as soon as I receive them!

I will also always send the swaps I sign up for. If for any reason you don’t receive a swap from me, please let me know- I’ll be happy to resend it! Likewise I’ll always approach a swap partner before rating down for things like that.

Postcard Preferences

I love written and stamped postcards of all kinds, but am also building up my postcrossing stash and enjoy adding variety to it, so unwritten postcards are welcome as well!

I'm going to list some favorite themes below, but please know that at the end of the day I just love coming home to find a piece of someone else's world in my mailbox, so I'm happy with ANY card you want to send.

Favorite Themes for Written Postcards

-Dinosaurs

-Compact cars (i.e. VW bugs, mini coopers, fiats)

-Violins, cellos, pianos

-Illustrations of all kinds (esp. kawaii and any that feature rain boots or umbrellas)

-Touristy cards with white frames

-Portraits of historical figures

-Anime/manga

-Handmade cards! Stamp collages, food packaging cards, hand drawn or painted.... I'd love to receive any handmade cards you want to share!

-Shaped cards

-Cards with 2+ butterflies

-Vespas

-Colorful doors/windows, rows of houses, balconies, etc.

-Carnival rides

-Masks - masquerade, cultural, Venetian

-Anything pastel!

-Anything cutesy/kawaii

-Coffee/cafe-related

-Books/reading-related

-travel posters

-Studio Ghibli

-Winnie the Pooh

-Lou Paper 50 states

Themes I'd love for unwritten cards:

-Any of the themes for written cards

-Anything from VVVStudio

-Books/bookstores

-Coffee, tea

-Desserts

-Disney

-Any boxed postcard sets

-Birthday

-Beautiful buildings

-art exhibits, statues, etc

-historical figures

-Snoopy/Peanuts

-cat or other animal illustrations

-hedgehogs

-Harry Potter

-Lou Paper (not 50 states)

-fantasy

Favorite Fandoms

Anime/Manga - Anohana, Your Lie In April, Noragami, Toilet-Bound Hanako-Kun, Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood

Books The Artemis Fowl series by Eoin Colfer, the Ascendance series by Jennifer A. Nielsen, Poison by Chris Wooding, The Thief Lord by Cornelia Funke.

Movies How to Train Your Dragon, Rise of the Guardians, the Dark Knight Batman movies, Your Name, Howl's Moving Castle, Spirited Away, We Bought a Zoo

Video Games Legend of Zelda (esp. Ocarina of Time, Majora's Mask, and Windwaker), Stardew Valley, Animal Crossing

Wishlist

Current favorite things are blank, non-touristy postcards for my postcrossing supply, ATCs, and food packaging postcards (blank or written!)

I’m still new and figuring out what sorts of things I like, so please don’t fret if you can’t find anything on this list to send- basically, as long as it’s not on my Dislikes/Don’t Send list below, it will make me happy. These are just some things off the top of my head!

-Postcards, written and stamped (blank ones are okay, too!)

-Paper ephemera - old book pages, ticket stubs, spare scraps of paper, vellum, anything I can use in mail art and ATC-making as I’m just starting out and need to build up a supply!

-Photographs, especially of pastel things

-ATCs and homemade PCs

-Letter sets or handmade envelopes

-Used or unused postage stamps

-Address labels (I can make them, but I’ll still never say no to adding more others have crafted to my collection!)

-Spare bits of cardboard that I can use as ATC backings - I.e. broken down cereal or poptart boxes.

-Washi samples or rolls

-Inspirational quotes, lyrics, happy thoughts.

-Scrap bits of scrapbook paper

-doilies

-botanical (greenery, mushrooms, flowers, etc.) or insect themed transparent stickers

-Manila tags

-stencils for art journaling/mail art/Gelli printing

-lace for paper crafts

-rubber cling stamps

-Tea: I'm not picky! Spicy/cinnamon heavy things aren't my favorite, but I promise you, if it's caffeinated I'll drink it. Black teas, vanilla-ish things, and fruity flavors are my favorites.

Again, please don’t stress if this list seems short or makes it sound like I’m difficult to please. I promise I’m not, I just don’t know what I like yet!

Dislikes

Please don’t send:

-Anything religious

-Anything political

-Anything that smells like smoke

-Planner stickers (as a planner sticker shop owner I have an abundance of these). Transparent deco-type stickers for my journal or mixed media endeavors are welcome, though!

Other than that, I’m not very picky. Even if it’s something I won’t use, I can pass it on later.

Thank you for taking the time to explore my profile!

Things That Make Me Happy

Just a random running list of things that make me happy, A-Z style!

A - Amigurumis, Australian Shepherds,

B - Brandy by Looking Glass, butterflies,

C - circus and carnival themed things, classical music, Cherry blossoms,

D - DINOSAURS!!!, doilies,

E - Egyptian mythology, ephemera,

F - fantasy themed things, Fiats,

G - Greek mythology, glassine envelopes, Gelli printing,

H - Hotel California by the Eagles, hot chocolate, hot air balloons,

I -

J - Japan

K - Kawaii things,

L - Loki, lanterns (paper, iron, street lamps),

M - Mokke (cute little critters from Toilet-abound Hanako-kun), mini things, mushrooms, Mini Coopers,

N -

O - Origami paper,

P - pastel colors, piano, Pokemon,

Q -

R - rainbows,

S - string lights, strawberry flavored things, Sentimental Circus,

T - Tiny cars (VW bugs, Fiats, etc. especially pastel colors!), thunderstorms,

U - Uplifting/inspiring quotes

V - violin, VW “slugbugs”

W - wisteria, whimsical things,

X -

Y - yellow roses

Z -

Ratings

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Comment: Thank you for the card! September is going really fast, I can't believe it's almost Halloween. :-) I hope you're doing well and staying safe!
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Comment: Thanks Shelby! Your handwriting is awesome! And I have those same stamps! :) I totally agree that September is flying by.
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Comment: Thankyou ..... so far Sept has been good... our covid has cleared up and we are out of quarantine YAY.
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Comment: Thank you for the mountain postcard. September is zooming by. I can't wait for Halloween, I've started decorating!
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Comment: Love them. Thank you
Response: Thank you for the rating and the heart! Glad you liked the cards!
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Comment: Thank you so very much for the wonderful postcards you chose❤️❤️❤️
Response: I'm happy you liked them! Thank you for the rating and the heart!
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Comment: Thank you for the lovely ATC and card!
Response: I'm so glad you liked it! Thank you for the rating and the heart!
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Comment: Thankyou so much for the awsome cards and all the extras!!!
Response: I'm glad you liked them! Thank you for the rating and the heart!
myancey rated for 📫3 of a Kind! (In an envie) #15 on Sep 5, 2021
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Comment: Thanks for the Disney cards and the awesome envelope
Response: Thank you for the rating! Happy swapping!
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Comment: Thank you so much for the darling tea themed PCs! Have a wonderful day! Hugs, Diane
Response: Thank you for the rating and the heart!
SunflowerRose rated for Puppy Dog PC Swap #7- US Only on Sep 4, 2021
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Comment: Loved the pc
Response: Thank you for the rating and the heart!
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Comment: I do like the sea otter card. Very adorable!
Response: I'm happy you liked it! Thank you for the rating!
MsBellaDonna rated for 📚Book-Themed PC Swap USA #8 on Sep 1, 2021
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Comment: Thank you so much for the postcard! I love to read too - I just wish I had more time for it! Be well! xo
Response: Thank you for the rating and the heart!
LizFinn rated for TGIF Weekend Notecard #258 on Aug 30, 2021
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Comment: Thx for the address labels, they are so cute! Sounds like ya'll had a great weekend. You'll have to fill me in with what bagging/cornhole is. You don't have to use a NC. Stationary is fine. I had to institute at least a NC when I first started this swap because some people were trying to get by with a postcard.
Response: Thank you for the rating and the heart! It may be called other things depending on where you are, but it's where you have a board propped up so it's at an angle and you throw beanbags into a hole in it.
UpiikNur rated for Ugly PC Swap #36 on Aug 30, 2021
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Comment: Thanks Shelby. This ugly pc is a surprise bcoz it was sent from the state which I was born in. My mum once took master for agriculture in University of Arkansas and was giving birth to me in Fayetteville. Thanks so much love it..
Response: That's so cool that it's from your birth state! Thank you for the heart and the rating!
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Comment: What a gorgeous assortment of postcards! Thanks so much! ❤️
Response: I'm glad you liked them! Thank you for the rating and the heart!
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Comment: I haven't heard of this anime, but based on how cute these characters are, I must find out more! Thank you so much for the ATC! <3
Response: Thank you for the rating and the heart! I'm glad you liked the ATC!
squince rated for 📫3 of a Kind! (In an envie) #14 on Aug 27, 2021
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Comment: Not a cat fan?! WHAT?! :)
Response: Thank you for the rating! :D
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Comment: Thank you for the floral PCs. A nice variety while also being 3 of a kind.
Response: I'm glad you liked them. Thank you for the rating and the heart!

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Comments

YooperHill on Aug 9, 2021:

You are too kind! Thank you for the additional ATC backgrounds!

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