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caf1988

caf1988
Date Joined: June 19, 2015
Last Online: October 21, 2021
Birthday: October 21
Country: United States
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About Me

Gave birth Sept 5, 2021. She's a perfect little stinker, giving me heartburn both in utero and out, lol.

My day job is doing bindery at a print shop (everything after a job is printed).

If you'd like to cover the cost of a flat rate box for some paper goods, please send me a PM. I have access to a ton of random paper from work and I hate the idea of recycling it (I can make notepads or leave sheets loose, any size). Plus, I have a large stash of stuff I've made (notecards and envelopes) and will never use. Just let me know what you'd like and I'll see what I have/can find. Obscure requests encouraged :-).

My hobbies are reading, writing letters (snail-mail), and doing simple, quick crafts. I love to make cards and am dabbling in mailart and atcs. I studied history and environmental science at the University of Virginia, College 2011 (Yep, I'm still pissed!) and I love to learn new things.*

I'm a duckpin bowler (bonus points if you know what this is!)

While I'm not picky about what I receive, I do have a preference for stationary items (notecards, paper, envelopes, stickers, etc), small notions that can be used to decorate handmade cards (die cuts, washi tape, ribbon, rhinestones, buttons, glitter glue, etc), or anything else that can get my crafting juices flowing. Cling/Clear Stamps (particularly flowers or animals) and ink pads (all colors).

I like all kinds of postcards.

I don't have a use for "Post-It" type sticky paper.

My favorite color is orange.

ATCs are always welcome! As is any kind of artwork. I have very diverse taste in art.

I like fairies, but not the Tinker Bell type. I prefer them to be more realistic rather than cartoon-y. I love anything nature oriented, particularly flowers, bees, and mushrooms. I'm totally into gnomes right now.

Articles cut out of magazines are cool, too!

I'm interested in typography and would love to receive interesting labels (from wine or beer bottles, for example, though the sky's the limit) and other ephemera. I don't drink alcohol in any form (I don't care for the taste), so please only send the labels! smile.

My dad (coworker) runs the letterpress at the print shop we work at. If you have a cut (type/image for lack of a better explanation of the term) for something that'd look good on a 4x6 postcard or similar size notecard, and would like to see it printed, drop me a message.

I have recently started a love affair with fountain pens and would love to receive some cool ink samples!

If you're writing a letter or postcard to me and aren't sure what to write, I enjoy hearing about your local current or not so current events/drama (good, bad, or ugly it's all social history to me), whatever your current paasion/obsession is (watching an unhealthy amount of reality tv? Been there!), or a favorite book recommendation--I'm always looking for new authors to read (any and all genres)!

I have no food allergies and am game to try any unique snacks you may want to send. I am game to try any new flavors of tea. Hubby likes instant coffee.

My husband drives a tow truck, so I'm intrigued by any towing related items you may find. While we like Tow Mater, I'd rather see vintage trucks rather than cartoons.

Some of my fandoms are Doctor Who, Star Trek (particularly Voyager), and pretty much anything that is a reworking of a fairy tale (I LOVE Once Upon a Time). Oddly enough, I really get excited about fan created art/cosplay even when I don't know and/or care about the original source.

(From above)*I'm particularly interested in "social history" which is the stories of individual people and their interaction with bigger events. I don't care for "military history" which looks at the intricacies of how a specific battle was fought. I like politics from the perspective of why people think what they do, rather than the wheeling and dealing to implement policy; I'm fascinated by the academics rather than trying to change opinions. The world is a fascinating place and I enjoy looking for that "awkward" point where two similar people disagree and where two dissimilar people can find agreement.

Pen Pals

I'm always looking for new pen pals! I like long chatty letters about anything and everything. Feel free to ask me any questions you like. Sorry, no men, please.

I swap FBs and the like (slams, bags, etc), but ONLY in small quantities (less than $1 in postage).

Administrative Stuff

Our mailbox is located at the entrance to the neighborhood, so I check it once a week in winter and 2 to 3 times a week in summer. I rate swaps the same day I get them out of the mailbox.

As a favor to me (it's not required!), please write the name of the swap and your username somewhere on the outside of the envelope. This just makes my life easier when I'm sorting the mail. Thanks!

I honestly don't notice that the swap you're sending is late until it's been on my sent page for over a month from the send date, but at that point I do send out messages to try to figure out what happened. I refrain from rating 1 until I want to clear out my sent page, IF there's been no communication.

If you want me to run out and check my mailbox immediately for your swap, just send me a message. I really don't mind the walk when I know there's something better than junk mail in it!

I once got a 1 because Swap Bot lost the message the recipient sent me to say my envelope had never arrived. Please be kind and send a second message if you don't hear from me, especially if SB says I've read the message.

Ratings

Leekoba rated for CPG Mailbox Stuffer #3 - US only on Sep 20, 2021
5
rating
Comment: The resend made it :D Thank you for the lovely goodies! The stickers and washi are so cute, and all the stationery <3 Happy swapping! <3
CHOWEFACE rated for CPG Sticker Slapped PC #11 - US on Aug 17, 2021
5
rating
Comment: Thank you!
LadyJo rated for CPG Mailbox Stuffer #3 - US only on Aug 17, 2021
5
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Comment: Thank you for the fun useful things for me! Happy Summer!
craftyone rated for CPG Mailbox Stuffer #3 - US only on Aug 15, 2021
5
rating
Comment: Thanks so much. Love the stationery!
Zefaniya rated for CPG Mailbox Stuffer #3 - US only on Aug 12, 2021
5
rating
Comment: Thank you!
5
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Comment: Thank you so much for the stuffed envie! Have a great week!
5
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Comment: A baby shower is a sweet thing!
cmalaina rated for 5 slams July 2021 USA on Jul 31, 2021
5
rating
Comment: Thank you for the slams and the bag of mine back will get them moving !!
kammy rated for 20 labelbags swaps on Jul 26, 2021
5
rating
Comment: Thank for this labelbag
msjoana75 rated for CPG Bags, Bags, Bags, #11 (Int'l) on Jul 23, 2021
5
rating
 
howdyholly rated for Move your bags--last signers #6 on Jul 23, 2021
5
rating
Comment: Thank you for the bags. I will send them on.
andee73 rated for Move Those Bags! #1 on Jun 26, 2021
5
rating
 
wyrdfae rated for Move Those Bags! #1 on Jun 25, 2021
5
rating
Comment: Thank you! I will pass them on soon
Pupullona rated for Move your bags--last signers #5 on Jun 8, 2021
5
rating
Comment: Thank you so much! I'll be happy to send these bags home:-)
cmalaina rated for Starter books n bags on Jun 6, 2021
5
rating
Comment: Thank you for the swap !!
dally rated for Starter Bag Exchange on Jun 6, 2021
5
rating
Comment: Thank you for the assortment, will pass along.
5
rating
Comment: Thank you! I will have fun adding to these.
vick302000 rated for CPG Bags, Bags, Bags, #7 (Int'l) on May 25, 2021
5
rating
Comment: Thank you
jinxspinx rated for 50 bags and books on May 21, 2021
5
rating
Comment: Thank you! Love the variety!
warheart rated for CPG Handmade Envies - US on May 19, 2021
5
rating
Comment: Love the envelopes you sent - perfect size - thank you!

Rating Overview

Overall Hearts Stars Hosted
5.0000 502 40 45
Completed Fives Threes Ones
511 612 0 0
Type 1 Type 2 Type 3 Uncategorized
6 331 174 0
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Comments

Rainydancer on Jul 15, 2021:

Welcome to Sunshine swaps!

IsadoraWing on Jan 8, 2021:

thanks
Thanks for the wonderful big-open-space maps from the WW group! I can't believe how long they took to get here, but I'm glad they did!

manders2280 on Jan 5, 2021:

You're welcome. I hope a new postmaster general is among the first Biden appointees.

I had a Priority Mail box of cookies for my in-laws sit in St Paul for three days last week before it headed off to Wisconsin. I sent an email saying that I won't feel badly if they don't eat the cookies because they are stale. Yesterday they called and said not a crumb was out off place and that they are enjoying them enormously. I had excellent advice from the King Arthur blog for the best way to ship cookies.

CajunLady on Dec 31, 2020:

Thank you for the envie of goodies from my Dec 2020 WW list!

wolfeagle on Dec 30, 2020:

hny

LadyJo on Dec 28, 2020:

Thank you for the beautiful envies for my WW Dec 2020 wishes. I enjoyed your note of all the happy simple cozy things you like in wintertime. It gave me smiles!

LahDeeDah on Dec 25, 2020:

MERRY CHRISTMAS!

Lonestarchild on Dec 24, 2020:

Thanks so much for granting my Dec WW wishes! These labels are perfect! HOHOHO

phillaine on Dec 24, 2020:

grammypammy on Dec 15, 2020:

WW

Thank you for the pretty Christmas card and the cute stamped images too! Merry Christmas to you and your family!

Hugs, Pam

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