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theshyone

theshyone
Date Joined: November 5, 2021
Last Online: August 7, 2022

Country: United States

About Me

Hello! I am new here and very excited to begin participating. I have been looking at this website for well over a year and finally found the courage just to make the leap and create an account (so thanks for taking the time to look through 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 :)

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 stationary, sticker, and whatnot collection, but I am ALWAYS looking to add to it! So I guess, add collecting stationary-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

As I am a newbie, I am sure this section will 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.

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 stationary-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 stationary-related goodies).

--Regarding the above love of stationary, 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 :)

--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 breath with most scents assaulting their lungs.

--As for other dislikes, being a newbie I do not have an extensive list as of yet. 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..

Ratings

jlink rated for Anything Goes PC Swap on Aug 5, 2022
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Comment: We have cooled down now - had a couple monsoons go through so the humidity is higher which is no fun!
Response: Ugh, heat mixed with humidity is no fun (even if temps are lower)! So glad you got my swap :D Thanks for rating!
brumby3 rated for SSM: Sunshine Happy Mail #29 on Aug 5, 2022
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Comment: Thank you very much Angela for the lovely items! 🥰 You really did take my profile likes into account when putting this envelope together, which I love! Take care and happy swapping, Annabelle xoxoxo 💜💌
Response: Yay! So glad you got and liked the swap :D I really love making swaps as personalized as possible, happy I picked well ❤ (´◡`) ❤
minniepic rated for Playing Card Obsessed #27 on Aug 3, 2022
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Comment: Thank you so very much for all the wonderful playing cards, Also thank you for the extra note cards, they are beautiful ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️
Response: Yay! So glad you got and liked the swap :D Totally makes my day (´◡`)
Rainydancer rated for SSM: Find four #24 on Aug 2, 2022
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Comment: thanks!
Response: welcome :D
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Comment: Thanks for the lovely mail Angela! I love the BT21 tape, I'm pumped to use my sample on something fun, and the extra bts stickers too, eeee! The cat letter set and note card are great too thank you!
Response: Oh, I am so glad you got and liked the swap! I am also glad that you liked the BT21 tape and BTS stickers, I could not resist :D Also happy that you enjoyed the rest of the goodies in the envie <3
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Comment: Hello Angela! Thank you for sending me the beautiful stickers! Your other letter arrived a few days ago (seems like it made a trip around), so I will sent you reply soon (hopefully). Have a nice day ^_^
Response: Oh, I am so glad you got and liked the swap! That makes my day. I cannot believe that my other letter took so long to get to you! The mail service baffles me some days, but I am more glad that you eventually received it! Looking forward to reading your reply letter ♡ Hope you have a lovely day as well :D
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Comment: Thank you so much for the nice BTS card I love it!
Response: Yay! I am so glad you loved the BTS card we made for you <3 It is always so lovely being partnered with you :D
cloudjun rated for CPG Summer Decorated Envie - US on Jul 23, 2022
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Comment: omg I love the mail art on this so much! For sure it is giving very summery vibes c: also, thank you so much for the wonderful goodies, I especially love the milk carton note paper too! do you remember where you got it from because I might need more LOL xD and yes it has been crazy hot all summer long, please remember to stay hydrated and keep cool!
Response: Oh yay! I am so glad! I had so much fun decorating your envie :D I got the milk carton note paper at Art Box, it's such a cute store filled with so many goodies. I know they are also online if you do not have one near you :) Boo on the long crazy hot summer. Take care of yourself also <3
ScrapHappyGabi rated for ABCUSA: J Is for Junk Journal on Jul 21, 2022
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Comment: Thank you for such a beautiful swap! There are so many goodies here for me to use in my journals! I'm so excited! Thank you so much!! Everything is perfect!!
Response: Yay! I am so glad you got and liked the swap! As you know, I was a little nervous about what to send. Happy that I picked well for you :D
gothbarbie rated for UHM: Mini Penpal Challenge #4 on Jul 21, 2022
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Comment: What a fun letter! We have a lot in common! Your entire list of stars and movies are my cup of tea too! Also, thanks for the lovely washi samples! I'll send a reply soon : )
Response: Yay! So glad you got and liked the letter :D I had fun writing about all of our similar interests, especially the movies and their stars <3 So looking forward to your reply letter. BTW, be on the look-out for my reply to one of your letters (getting to know you). I mailed it out a few days ago :D
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Comment: Thank you very much for a great swap - I am so glad you joined! I love the little planet stickers! That NYC postcard is a new one for me! I just love all the postcards, stickers and note cards you sent - Thank you for so many extra!! xoxo
Response: Oh! I am so glad you got and liked the swap! That totally makes my day! Also, I'm so glad you liked the planet stickers (they are sooooo cute) and the NYC postcard. I adore that postcard and have been hesitant to give it away. Makes my heart happy that you liked it :D
grannysimpson rated for Playing Card Obsessed #26 on Jul 18, 2022
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Response: So glad you got the swap :D Thank you for rating <3
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Response: So glad you got the swap :D Thank you for rating <3
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Response: So glad you got the swap :D Thank you for rating <3
dreamlady66 rated for IS: Summer 22’ Postcard on Jul 15, 2022
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Comment: Ty for the cool moose-pc, it just arrived ❤ Hot & windy summer greez from southern DE...
Response: So glad you got and liked the swap! Hope your summer does not stay hot and windy :D
fighterangel rated for FLL: Getting to know you on Jul 13, 2022
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Comment: Hi my friend! Thank you so much for your letter and the sticker sheet! I would love to write you back if that's okay with you! (The letter paper you used is adorable as anything btw!) I look forward to writing you! ;u;
Response: Oh my goodness, I would love for you to write back :D I am so so so glad you liked the swap enough to write back <3 Really looking forward to it!
sndrtkt rated for Brighten My Week Note Card June #1 on Jul 12, 2022
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Comment: Thank you for all the goodies!! You decorated the envelope so pretty!
Response: Yay! I am so glad you got and liked the swap :D I had fun decorating your envie, so glad you liked it <3
Onyx rated for PH: Random Envelope Which Includes a PC on Jul 11, 2022
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Comment: What a fun envelope! The washi samples were cool and I loved the PCs and note cards. Thank you so much.
Response: Oh lovely, I am so glad you got and loved the swap :D I loved putting it together for you <3
minniepic rated for Playing Card Obsessed #25 on Jul 11, 2022
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Comment: Thank you so much for the lovely playing cards and postcards❤️❤️❤️
Response: Yay!!! I am so glad you got and liked the swap :D Makes my day <3
Petaltea rated for IS: Paper Goodie Swap on Jul 8, 2022
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Comment: Thank you Angela for all the lovely goodies! I love that quote bookmark from Groucho Marx. That’s pretty much how I feel how t.v. I hope you have a lovely summer. Take care!
Response: Yay, so glad you got and loved the goodies for this swap! I love being partners with you again :D (I loved the Groucho quote too!) Hope your unpacking is going by quickly and as painless as possible :)

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Comments

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

heliogal on Jun 22, 2022:

Angela, I am so ecstatic with everything you sent me for the CPG Happy Mail Tag! Starting with that gorgeous envie you decorated!! I spent a long time looking at every little detail before opening it up to find it so stuffed with so many fabulous things!! I am so happy with the pretty postcards, the witchy stickers, the lovely stationery all the fantastic ephemera I will have loads of fun using in future crafts! I really appreciate it all and you my friend!! Thank you so much!!!

katjl on Jun 17, 2022:

Thank you for June RAK: The first 3 people to comment will win 2 sticker sheets or 25 loose stickers. I like the assortment of stickers. 😀

Gnoe on Jun 9, 2022:

Thank you for your lovely & unexpected reply! Reading your note was such a delightful start of my day. I think ramblings make the most enjoyable letters (it's my way to write too :-) Much, much, much appreciated!

BlueberryLady on Jun 2, 2022:

Love all the notecards, Recipe cards and Postcards that you sent me for RAK~May. Thank you for the note too... its always nice to get to know the other person we are partnered with in Swaps.. Hugs !

feverfawn on May 29, 2022:

Thank you so much for the RAKs tag of 2 sticker sheets and the extra little planet stickers - they're so cute!! I love them :)

greenleaf on May 20, 2022:

Glad to hear my postcard has arrived safely😊 I am really happy that you're answering it again☺️Thank you ! I can't wait to receive it from you !

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