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theshyone

theshyone
Date Joined: November 5, 2021
Last Online: November 30, 2022

Country: United States

About Me

Hello! This month is my one year anniversary on swap-bot! That is so exciting! I wanted to update my profile a bit since I am no longer a "newbie!" While I still have much to learn about interacting and participating on this site....I am proud of how far I have come :D I look forward to many more anniversaries to come on this site, so thanks for taking the time to look through my profile and I look forward to swapping with you in the future (or right now, depending on why you are reading my profile!) (•◡•) /

I love exchanging letters (snail mail), goodies, and the like through the mail, and have been trying to get my various family members and friends to do it with me over the past year or two. However, not everyone is interested (shocker, I know), so I am hoping this will be that creative outlet for me :) ⊂( ・∀・) 彡 ✉︎

My favorite thing about my life is being the mom to my young adult daughter. We do many (read: most) things together, like going to museums, libraries, parks, road trips, and shopping. She even got me into K-pop over a decade ago and many of our adventures include K-pop in some form. She keeps me young, or at least reminds me to keep a more youthful frame of mind, especially with things like being hopeful, optimistic, and trying to not get too cynical about life. We own a precious, but bully of a doggo. He is a rescue Doberman who thinks he rules the world, cause he does. He bullies us with his aggressive cuddles and then his disdain when he is done with us.

Some other things I enjoy doing include scrapbooking, knitting, sewing, reading, journaling (I have kept a journal since I was 11 years old), photography, cross-stitching, polymer clay, and gardening (both indoor and out). Because of scrapbooking I have a large stationery, sticker, and whatnot collection, but I am ALWAYS looking to add to it! So I guess, add collecting stationery-like things to the list of things I like to do. Things I don't enjoy doing include cooking (although I tolerate baking because - sugar), cleaning/chores, exercise (although I do it because it is good for me or some nonsense like that), and talking on the phone. Things I want to learn in the near future include crocheting and digital scrapbooking (I am sure I will add to this list in the future).

Swapping Tidbit

I am sure this section will continue to morph, be updated, and deepen over time. But as for now, one of the most important things to know about swapping with me is that several people in my household have pretty severe asthma, so no strong smelling anything. I prefer most everything as fragrance-free as possible. I know it is impossible to live completely fragrance-free, but we do a pretty decent job at it in this household. Much appreciated in advance. ヽ(´ー`)ノ。o○ Thanks~

Loves/Likes/Interests

--Letters (snail mail), whatever form it comes in, like quick post cards, long in-depth letters, and everything in between. I love learning about/connecting with others, so I am really interested in pen palling (I've seen the term pen friends floating around this site. While I have not heard of that term before, it sounds lovely). 🐌💌

--All things stationery-related, like papers, stickers, washi tape, die cuts, pens, markers, coloring pages, post cards, sticky notes, inks, stamps, punches (you get it, the list goes on. Plus you may know of something fabulous that I have yet to discover. I am always willing to learn about other forms of stationery-related goodies).

--Regarding the above love of stationery, I love all sorts of themes, including cutesy/Kawaii (my daughter has been collecting stickers for almost 2 decades now, so our cute collection is nothing to sneeze at), animals, food, botanicals, vintage, people, holidays, cartoons (in short, I rarely meet a sticker/washi tape/sticky note that I do not love). That being said, I'm not into gory, horror, or scary (I spook easily!)

--Anything plant related (I recently went from 4 plants to over 100 in about a year's time. I'm a little addicted). I can discuss anything plant related ad nauseam, so beware :) ˚𖡼𖤣𖥧𖡼𓋼𖤣𖥧𓋼𓍊

--Anything book/learning related (I love learning and you will usually find my nose buried in a book. I also find the smell and environs of libraries comforting and will definitely hide in one when stressed). It would be easier to write the list of things I don't like to read, which is horror/gory. Other than that, I am willing to give most literature genres a try. 📚

--All things art and craft related. The other place I escape to when stressed is the museum (it is a safe space, surrounded by beautiful things). I, myself, cannot draw a proper stick figure, but truly appreciate others' artistic endeavors.

--Music is another destresser for me. I have very eclectic music interests, being raised by parents with very dissimilar music tastes, I learned to love many diverse genres. This includes, but is not limited to: jazz, blues, classical, opera, pop, rock, rap, hip hop, folk, and yes, even "elevator music." I also like to challenge myself with music i don't appreciate right away. I give it some time, see if it will grow on me. And lastly, the above mentioned K-pop, with which I share a love of with my daughter. Should any of you share a similar interest in K-pop, but have no where to rant about it, let me know! We can rant away together :) ੈ✩・:˚:✧。♬♪

--Old movies, I love older movies (we're talking the "Golden Era of Hollywood" and older), especially musicals. I danced throughout childhood and adolescence and admire the dancing skills of others. I also enjoy really bad sci-fi, from like the 50's and 60's (you know, the kind that is so bad that it is good?). I don't tend to do dramas, as life has enough dramatics in it for me, so I don't usually find it entertaining to watch. And again, no horror/gory/scary movies (unless it is a silly/funny spoof of one).

--Tea is acceptable (for me to share with my family...I drink it to bond with my family, but may or may not enjoy the liquid myself. We look for different teas for the family to try when traveling, or even going to a new store, and that has been a lot of fun).

--Some beauty related items, pampering oneself is always lovely. But again, the scents can be an issue. I have pretty dry skin that thinks it is constantly at war with the world at large. I try to convince it otherwise, but it mostly does not listen!

--Items from differing cultures, backgrounds, and the like. I grew up as a military brat, living in many places overseas, before returning stateside as an older child. I loved it, learning about people, cultures, viewpoints! I am interested in just about anything on this topic, such as stories, personal experiences, your love for your own culture, food, candies, traditions, trinkets, post cards, whatever, I am not picky when it comes to what people want to share about their culture. I love it all

-Similar to the topic above, within the U.S. there are different cultures, varying from region to region, state to state, even city to city. I adore roadtripping across the country and immersing myself in the culture, lifestyle, and experiences in different parts of the U.S. So please feel free to share your love of your state/city with me, in any form that floats your boat.

--That is all for now, I will update, clean up, add to this list in the future, as I gain more experience and know-how with this site and swapping! ♡( ◡‿◡ )

Dislikes

-It bears repeating that I prefer all items entering my home to be as fragrance free as possible, as several members of my family have more severe asthma and cannot breathe with most scents assaulting their lungs.

--As for other dislikes, I do not have an extensive list as of yet (only a year in, I am still learning). I have listed some things above in my loves/likes section (as exceptions to what I enjoy). But as for a more in-depth list, I am not sure what is possible to dislike yet, so appreciate, in advance, your patience with me as I learn the site and become more experienced with swapping. I will update this list in the future.. ( ^◡^)っ ♡

Ratings

Zefaniya rated for Pick 3 items #10 on Nov 26, 2022
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Comment: Love the Kuromi letter set! I've never seen that one before!
mamajoy rated for Playing Card Obsessed #31 on Nov 23, 2022
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Comment: Thank you. Update 11/29. Thank you so much for the resend after the post office totally trashed the playing cards you sent. You managed to duplicate almost all of them. You are a doll and great swapper. The cards will be a wonderful addition to my frankendeck. Thanks again! 💗💗💗
Response: How bitter-sweet, I am glad you got and liked the swap, but I am so bummed it came so jacked up. I will be sending off new cards in the next few days. Thank you for rating so kindly in spite of the condition in which you received the cards! (づ๑•ᴗ•๑)づ♡
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Comment: Thank you so much for the lovely Christmas Card with the pc, stickers, and washi. I enjoyed reading your note and it is very nice to "meet" you also! Aloha and Mele Kalikimaka!
Response: Yay! I am so glad you got and liked the swap with its goodies :D Aloha and Mele Kalikimaka to you also ◝(ᵔᵕᵔ)◜
kromo rated for WIYM: THANKSGIVING CARD & TUCK-IN on Nov 18, 2022
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Comment: Thank you for the wonderful card and amazing goodies! I absolutely love those 3D stickers and all the fall yummies. I can’t wait to add to them to some journal spreads. I still have my fall decor up but imagine the Christmas decor will start going up right after turkey dinner 😂. Hope you have a great Thanksgiving and enjoy all the good family time and good food!
Response: Oh, yay! So glad you got and enjoyed the swap and the goodies tucked inside. Aren't the 3D stickers just divine?! So glad you loved them! Ha! I do not have the energy for the Christmas decorations to go up just yet, but I am sure your's will look lovely once you get them up! Hope your Thanksgiving was lovely -`♡´-
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Comment: Wow, thank you for all the goodies. I love the New Yorker playing card!
Response: Oh, I am so glad you got and liked the swap :D The New Yorker playing card is one of my faves, so glad you liked it too ( ˘͈ ᵕ ˘͈♡)
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Comment: Thank you for the cards and all the goodies. I love the dolphin card.
Response: Yay! So glad you got and liked the swap, along with the goodies! I love the dolphin card also, so glad you agree ૮₍ ˶ᵔ ᵕ ᵔ˶ ₎ა
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Comment: Thank you so much, love the tuck ins, especially that fall mushroom ribbon! I have always watched the Macy's parade too, still watch it with my parents. Debating on the turkey this year, its just 4 of us. Have a wonderful fall, and a fun and happy Thanksgiving!
Response: Lovely, so glad you got and liked the swap :D I love that you also watch the parade, such a wonderful tradition <3 Happy Thanksgiving to you as well 🦃
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Comment: Thank you for the PCs and extra goodies. I especially like the cactus PC and pumpkin and ginkgo leaves washis, and always like Halloween goodies.
Response: Yay! So glad you got and liked the swap :D It's always lovely being partnered with you <3
Lyndylou5 rated for Playing Card Obsessed #29 on Nov 6, 2022
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Comment: Thank you thank you, these are great cards! Thanks for the postcards too, I will put them to good use. And I really like the canning jar note paper you wrote on!
Response: Yay! I am so glad you got and liked the swap (and goodies). Makes my day to read that :D And yes, isn't the paper the cutest?!
Fuchsi rated for FLL: Beautiful Moments on Nov 6, 2022
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Comment: Dear Angela, thank you very, very much for this wonderful swap. Especially the description of the national park-vacation sounds awesome and when reading it, you can just feel the fond memories from this time. :-) I wish you a nice autumn and hope we're soon again paired for a swap. Yours, Maxi
Response: Oh, I am so glad you got and enjoyed the swap :D I had such fun writing the letter and look forward to being partnered with you again in a future swap <3
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Comment: I so enjoyed reading about your bat experiences (especially on Halloween morning!!) Many thanks for all the lovely extras 🧡
Response: Oh yay! So glad you got and enjoyed the letter :D It's cute that you got to read it on Halloween morning! So fitting <3
captkristi rated for SSM: Find four #26 on Oct 30, 2022
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Comment: Lovely swap. Thanks so much!! Those mason jar sheets are so cute!! I will use everything you sent. Thanks again :)
Response: So glad you got and liked the swap! I know, I adore the mason jar sheets!!!! So happy that you liked them too :D (I got them at Half Priced Books, which is an amazing and wondrous place!)
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Comment: Thank u so much for the cool card and stickers! Love BTS the more the better!
Response: So glad you liked it Flo! I enjoy making you BTS goodies, so I am happy to hear that you enjoy it as well :D
coolcamaro rated for Quick Frankendeck Swap of 10 #2 on Oct 23, 2022
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Comment: Thank you for the cards and the extras.
Response: Yay! So glad you got and liked the swap :D
Zefaniya rated for Send Anything #31 on Oct 22, 2022
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Comment: How cute are those sticky notes & washi!? Next time you have to send to me for two swaps or whatever feel free to send it in one envelope..might as well save on postage right? :)
Response: Ha! I thought about it, so next time I will :D Thanks! So glad you got and liked all the goodies! I worried, hoping I would get it right <3
Zefaniya rated for Sticker Sheets #20 on Oct 22, 2022
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Comment: Such a great selection!
Response: Yay! So glad you got and liked the swap with it's goodies <3
cmalaina rated for tLB: Letter Writing Celebration on Oct 21, 2022
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Comment: Love all the extra goodies and I also just sent a letter off to you with a few extra goodies
Response: Oh, yay! I am so glad you got and liked the swap ٩(◕‿◕。)۶ That just makes my day. I so look forward to receiving a letter in return, cannot wait to read it!
MissRich rated for Quick Frankendeck Swap of 10 #2 on Oct 16, 2022
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Comment: Hi Angela! Glad I got you as a partner (YAY) I love these playing cards- Hope all is well - Thank you
Response: Yay! I am so glad you got and loved the swap :D It was so lovely to be partnered with you again <3
lou rated for WIYM: "Return to Sender" Themed Note on Oct 16, 2022
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Comment: Thank you for the fun note and enclosures and glad to know you’re enjoying the swap series
Response: I am so glad you got and liked the swap! I had fun writing/making it for you and yes, I am truly enjoying the series :D
ÇisnerosV rated for tLB: Chatter, Chatter on Oct 4, 2022
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Comment: Let me begin by apologizing, your letter was put on a 30 mail hold in my post office due to a procedure I needed to get done. Then was sorted with all my pen pal letters by mistake. I'm so very sorry 😞 I just love your letter, thank you so much for sharing with me.
Response: Oh, goodness, not a big deal! I am just really glad that you got and enjoyed my letter :D Plus, there are fates much worse than being sorted with pen pal letters, that's actually an honor ♡

Rating Overview

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Comments

Petaltea on Nov 29, 2022:

Your letter arrived today! Thanks for writing back and of course the lovely goodies you tucked in. I will write back. This letter was written on the 17th of October and just arrived!! It must have been sent by pigeon LOL!

Mimi7 on Oct 28, 2022:

Hi Angela, thanks so much for the wonderful RAK of a wonderful envelope full of great things

take care

Highlander18 on Oct 27, 2022:

❤️❤️❤️ Thank you very much for CPS Tags and Fun > Envies of RANDOMNESS:) Oh my love it all!! I grew up in Illinois and have many map pcs, this new one to me! Such an awesome variety of items

JuneRosebud on Aug 10, 2022:

Hi Angela! I loved the envie you sent for: July RAK: 2-3 oz random envies to the first 3 people to comment! There was some great stuff in there=) I always look forward to hearing from you!! Hope the rest of your summer goes well.... RAKS ONLY USA

BusyB on Aug 8, 2022:

Thank you so much Angela for the July RAK first 3 people to respond, random envie. Some wonderful goodies in here! I will enjoy using all of it for writing letters, happy mail and even some in my journal. I appreciate your thoughtfulness and you. I enjoyed your note as well. It's hot here but I'm loving the summer sunshine! My sister was here for a visit in July. She brought the heat with her from Texas! Lol

bluerose3 on Aug 8, 2022:

Thank you for the random envie (RAK july.....first 3 to comment.). I love all that you sent. The small folder and envelope are perfect to put in my desk with my other mailing goodies.

HappyMom on Jul 24, 2022:

Hi Angela - Thank you for the 2 PCs and all the goodies you included for the CPG Tag - 2 PCs in an envie! Made my day and I appreciate it so much!

tyhm

AZmom875 on Jul 10, 2022:

thank you for the Raks only USA stickers.

MisplacedfromPA on Jun 22, 2022:

An envelope was delivered today with RAK ~~ June enclosed. My 2nd item is a book of stamps. Thank you and I really appreciate them. I am using stamps up quickly. Thank you so much.

MisplacedfromPA on Jun 22, 2022:

After an extremely busy weekend, I finally opened a box for RAK~~June from you. I love the beeswax tea lights. I have a perfect terra cotta dish I will use it with. Thank you

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