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XwattsX

XwattsX
Date Joined: May 18, 2021
Last Online: October 27, 2021
Birthday: June 21
Country: United States
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About Me

if you are missing a swap from me, please always message me and let me know before you rate me. i've got postal service issues over here, and i will always re-send my part of the swap

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for now, i'm just a girl, living in virginia, looking for some decent swap buddies. i love swapping everything from letters (i'd love a more-than-one-time penpal!) postcards, all kinds of mail art, swapping ephemera and other cool stuff. i like tangible swaps more than i do e-swaps.

i have a pitbull/somekindasighthound mix who i adore - her name is watts, after mary stuart masterson's character in some kind of beautiful. she is my absolute heart and soul - you'll likely hear a lot about her :)

i have become quite a plant collector in the last few years - i live in a tiny apartment without access to a garden, so i've been trying to "green up" my living space. i currently have about 12 plants in the living room, everything from succulents to ferns. there is one aloe that i am convinced is trying to swallow me whole!

i looooooove to cook, even in the tiny kitchen i have (and i do mean tiny). i spend a good portion of every week in the kitchen, and even more time on sites like foodgawker pouring over recipes. i have a particular weakness for chef memoirs, the older the better!

my free time is generally split between art, watts, and terrible tv - sometimes all at once!

Favorite Television

lately all i can seem to watch is true crime stuff, which can be soooooo dumb, but i can't resist! some of my favorite shows are ozark, lost, prodigal son - and i could easily spend the rest of my life on masterchef: australia (the level of cooking is unreal!)

Favorite Crafts

i mostly work with paper - cut paper as well as mail art, and mixed media art. i have a massive collection of bits and bobs that i've collected from everywhere i go, just in case i might need them. i can be morbid or bubbly, so what i create can vary a great deal! i've been known to work with found objects, acetate, moss, dried flowers, acrylics, watercolors, pencils, pens, paper towels! i think there is nothing we can't make into art.

What I Crave

aside from a constant supply of thai iced tea (with boba, please!), there are so many things that i love.

my favorite color, you ask? right now i am super into purple and silver.

iridescent glitter and embossing powders are my bffs and i always need more, bigger, cooler versions!

lately i'm using tons of watercolor markers, caran d'ache crayons and sequins in my work, as well as antique book pages, this amazing stash of letters i dug up, and other bits i've collected over the year. i LOVE old ephemera - it really almost doesn't even matter what it is, i'm down to try to make something of it! i generally only use acrylics for backgrounds or other details, because i actually can't paint for anything.

while we're talking about thai, i also constantly crave tom kha soup - so if anyone has a recipe to swap, i'm in!

My Style

i don't really know how to describe my style. i don't like to use stickers or pre-made items in my stuff - for some reason i'd rather torture myself by drawing it all out. i love working off of prompts - it's such a fun challenge! but i also have a huge list of things that i just want to make, from overhauling a vintage dresser to my next postcard. i reckon my style could be vintage-ish - i use a lot of old things to make new art, so i actually don't even know what that's called!

Ultimate Wish List

it's time fooooooor The Ultimate Wiiishhhhliiissstttt!

(i thought it would be easier to list the things i love to receive/use rather than putting it in with one of the other blocks)

ephemera of all kinds

anything bold and graphic

printouts from The Graphics Fairy

decorative papers, especially those with color

book pages

acetate sheets

ribbons/trim/lace

gel pens

glitter pens

.03-.05 staetdler pens

embossing powder

glitter

sequins

stamp pads (particluarly black, copper, sepia, gold, silver)

interesting fabrics

contact paper

prismacolor pencils

colorful pens

watercolors

unused stamps

colorful ribbon or ric rac

found objects (latest find is a milagro that i found on a walk downtown)

mini envelopes

decorated envelopes

anything kawaii

letter sets/notecards

stickers/sticker sheets

postcards (handmade or store bought)

post its

small beads

matchboxes

anything ginger

anything from my amazon wishlist

almost anything from mantofev.com

Dislikes

please, no patriotic or religious items. and although i love a good cuppa every once in a while, tea isn't really my thing.

confession halloween terrifies me. i know it's hard to avoid this time of year, but no overtly halloweeny things, please.

Ratings

FieryCanuck rated for YTPC: Double Pocket with Flap on Oct 28, 2021
5
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Comment: wow, these double pockets turned out so beautiful! (yay for glitter butterflies!) And I love all the extras you put into them, and added to the envie! (and they smell pretty!!) <3 Thank you so much! (I Love those Celebrate postage stamps too. it's my birthday month, so it felt extra special to see them on your envie. Thanks!!)
SassyCat rated for Anything But Paper! on Oct 27, 2021
5
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Comment: Mahalo! What a fun assortment!
laterdayze rated for Decorated Envie and Note #11 on Oct 26, 2021
5
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Comment: Thank you, love the fabric on the envelope :)
Response: oh, yay!
chimerix rated for FTLOC#1-Profile surprise -US on Oct 26, 2021
5
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Comment: Thank you for the lovely packet of ATC supplies. I am going to hope the next mermaid survives the appetite of your pup. LOL Aloha
Response: hahaha! she is the actual worst. and best.. i'm glad it got there!
Eulegirl rated for LSRUS-Fast Blind Swap-int on Oct 24, 2021
5
rating
Comment: Thanks for the fun goodies in the pretty envie!!
Response: you are very welcome!
enchantedgabi rated for Favorite Color Swap on Oct 19, 2021
5
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Comment: Thanks for the lovely pink items! the embellishments are really cool (:
Response: oh man, i was worried i was overdoing it with the pink! i'm so glad you liked it.
lauriew rated for YTPC: Teeny Mini Flipbook USA on Oct 18, 2021
5
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Comment: The flipbook is so tiny and so precious. The tiny envelopes are adorable. Thank you so much and I am happy you enjoyed making it. Creating is half the fun!
Response: oh, you are very welcome! i'm glad it survived the trip!
DonniJane rated for Anything But Paper! on Oct 15, 2021
5
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Comment: Odd choice of items. Conductor wiring and pieces for cpu stuff? And some sort of broken chips of something. Beautiful envelope tho
Response: aw, shucks! thanks!
5
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Comment: ๐ŸŽƒ๐Ÿ‚๐Ÿ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿฅฎ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ‚ Thanks for a cute swapโ™ฅ
Response: you are welcome!
5
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TakenByChance rated for Bees #3 on Oct 12, 2021
5
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Comment: I am in absolute love with everything about this swap ๐Ÿฅฐ I love the way the envelope is decorated ๐Ÿงก I absolutely adore the handmade postcard ๐Ÿงก๐Ÿ–ค and everything else you chose too. Thank you for sharing so much creativity and passion in your swap ๐Ÿฅฐ๐Ÿฅฐ
Response: omg, you have me practically crying over here (i needed to hear something good!). i'm SO happy that you love it - i was worried that i hadn't done enough!
ร‡isnerosV rated for YTPC: Easy Triple Pocket USA on Oct 11, 2021
5
rating
Comment: The pocket was absolutely beautiful. Thank you so much!
Response: you are welcome, i'm so glad you liked it!
pbcquiltlover rated for Happy Mail #6 on Oct 9, 2021
5
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Comment: Thanks for the great items - this is always a favorite swap! <3
Response: i like it, too! and i like even more that you enjoyed your packet!
5
rating
Comment: Thank you!
Response: you are most welcome!
Catzcre8 rated for Happy Mail Triple Combo #1 USA on Oct 7, 2021
5
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Comment: Megan, what a wonderful triple happy Mail!! Love all the goodies especially the sunflowers ๐ŸŒป The postal workers wanted to decorate too..there are 3 postage due stamps for $2.95. The lady at the counter apologized profusely and said there's nothing due. Just an example of how crazy things are with the post office. BTW, she loved your envelope too!โค๏ธโค๏ธ
Response: omg, so were the postage due stamps their decorations or was there actually postage due? if so, i am so sorry!!! i'm so glad you (and they) liked it, that makes me so happy. <3
5
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Comment: Thank you so much. Fantastic goodies and your envelope is beautifully decorated. I love sunflowers. :)
Response: sunflowers are just the best. someone planted a ton of giant ones in my alley this year, and they are so amazing. i'm so happy that you liked everything!
jay9 rated for Folded Pocket Book - Fall Theme on Oct 2, 2021
5
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Comment: !Thank You Megan! Super book, I love it ๐Ÿ’™ I think you used color both carefully and creatively, and i much admire the beautiful envelope you sent all this fabulous-ness in. Thank you as well for the happy papers, washi sample, and the other book inclusions. I am delighted; your envelope/booklet made my day brighter. I also thank you for hosting this swap. It's been enormous fun. ๐Ÿ˜
Response: oh my gosh, you are too kind! i was so nervous about this swap - and i'm so happy you liked it!!
thequilterslink rated for 9 things on Sept 9 on Sep 30, 2021
5
rating
Comment: Thanks for fun stuff
Response: you're welcome!
theprairiemailbox rated for Decorated Envie & Note #9 on Sep 29, 2021
5
rating
Comment: Thank you for the lovely decorated envelope - it made it through the post all in one piece!
Response: it's a miracle!!! so glad it made it!
Ang rated for Five Items Challenge #1 on Sep 27, 2021
5
rating
Comment: Fun items! I will hopefully have time to put something together this week and share my creation.
Response: oooh, i can't wait to see what you do with them!

Rating Overview

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Comments

circularlogic on Oct 5, 2021:

I was looking at wishlists in lovely swappers-r-us and saw your profile pic! Iโ€™ve swapped to you before but just noticed our pics are similar! Lol! Rock on and have a great day!

All the best,
Jessie

bethe on Sep 16, 2021:

Thank you so much for the lovely fall package! I cannot wait to use the handmade postcard and the Autumn goodies. The envelope you made is going straight in my art journal. It's beautiful! LSRUS Sept. Wishes.

Linsoid on Jul 12, 2021:

Thanks for the June LSRUS wishes!

bostianh on Jul 10, 2021:

Thank you for the LSRUS July Wishlist happy mail! It was a beautiful surprise that cheered my day.๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿˆ

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