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theshyone

theshyone
Date Joined: November 5, 2021
Last Online: April 24, 2024

Country: United States

About Me

Hello! This month (Nov/2023) is my two 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 tried to get my various family members and friends to do it with me in the past. However, not everyone is interested (shocker, I know), so this has become 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 almost 15 years ago now 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 is getting quite grumpy in his old age, but is still quite sweet (he turned 12 this past April, which is getting up there for a Doberman). 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 had thought that I have a large stationery, sticker, and whatnot collection. But participating on this site has taught me, I still have a ways to go to be considered an avid collector, so 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 canning, 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 had not heard of that term before coming to swap.bot, 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 (just a few years ago, I went from 4 plants to over 130 in about a year's time. I'm a little addicted. Although, after getting a root aphid infestation [we are calling the "aphid apocalypse"] in 2022, we now have just under 90 plants. It was a nightmare that just keeps on giving, but we are learning to manage them because they have yet to be truly, completely gone). 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 (again, I spook easily). 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 have more experiences 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 two years 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 still not sure what is possible to dislike yet, so appreciate, in advance, your patience with me as I become more experienced with swapping. I will update this list in the future as the need arises... ( ^◡^)っ ♡

Ratings

user2148 rated for Christmas Ball 1 Week Journal on Jan 9, 2024
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Comment: Love, LOVE, Love this swap!! Cutest little journal!! 😍 your handwriting is phenomenal! Thank you so much for the fabulous journal - also the bonus stickers and washi - perfect additions to my Amberleigh collection! ❤️❤️❤️
Response: Yay! I am so glad you got and loved this swap! I had so much fun making it for you :D Also, I am happy to have added to your Amberleigh collection ♡⸜(˶˃ ᵕ ˂˶)⸝♡
Zefaniya rated for Let's Be Friends (Dec) on Dec 28, 2023
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Comment: Thank you for being a good pen friend :D
Response: Aw, I really enjoy being your pen friend as well. The thanks goes both ways :D So glad you are enjoying the goodies that I have sent throughout the month of Dec (⺣ ◡ ⺣)♡
AnnaM rated for A Sunday Pic Nic with friends on Dec 28, 2023
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Comment: Angela, I so enjoyed reading your letter. It was very well written and interesting. Thank you for a lovely swap! Anna ♥
Response: Yay! I am so glad you got and enjoyed the swap! It was so much fun to do :D ♡♡♡
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Comment: I absolutely love all my handmade Halloween goodies! The first things I noticed were the “burnt” pumpkins, but I had no idea they were burnt until I read that they were. LOL! I just thought that they were very adeptly painted! I love them! I love all the little clay figures. I have the perfect place for them; a little coffin shelf in my bedroom! The wire spider web is just beautiful!!! That is definitely going to hang up all year round as well. So are the AMAZING paintings! Of course I’m blown away by Klara’s artistic ability. I plan on getting another mini easel to display the “house” painting next to the previous painting I got from Klara. I love, love, love the ghost and frog paintings so much! Those definitely deserve to be framed. The spooky, vintage themed, handmade stationery and address labels are so awesome! I can’t wait to use them next year. I’m thrilled with the washi, paper, and stickers from the Paper Source. The spooky plant stickers are my favorite. They are too cute!!! I carefully unwrapped everything and kept most of the paper and ribbons to use for future projects. Everything was wrapped so beautifully. Thank you for doing this swap with me and putting so much time, thought, and artistic energy into it. It was so much fun for me and I hope that we can do it again. I always enjoy swapping with you guys. You all are the best!!!
Response: YAYAYAYAYAYAYAY!!! I am so relieved you loved it all so much! We absolutely adore making things for you and had a lovely time doing it :D Klara will be thrilled to know that her creations will take up year-round residence in your home! (As your's are in our's!) Looking forward to when we can do this again <3 May you have a lovely end to this month!
bearnbabs rated for BW & PP: Pen Pal Supplies on Nov 14, 2023
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Comment: Thank you for the wonderful Pen Pal Supplies. The envie was damaged and the Post Office put it in their envie. and I recd it on Nov14th. Thank you for sharing. bearnbabs
Response: Oh my goodness, that took forever to reach you (and in such poor condition as well)! I am so glad you got it eventually. The mail service never ceases to amaze me :D
sarafey rated for ASTHETIC PEN PAL WITH ME #3-FALL on Oct 29, 2023
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Comment: I just recieved your letter. And I loved it. I love everything. I felt like christmas has came early.If you would love to be penpals let me know. Just a bit of your letter was hard to read the script as i have problem with my eyes. But am really loved your letter. If i can give you a million hearts i would.
Response: Oh, I am so relieved! I always worry with these more crafty swaps, so glad you loved what I made and sent you :D I would love to be penpals (and will remember to write with your eyes in mind <3). And, thank you for the million hearts ♡⸜(˶˃ ᵕ ˂˶)⸝♡
minniepic rated for Playing Card Obsessed #56 on Oct 25, 2023
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Comment: Oh my goodness you made my day❤️❤️❤️Thank you so very much for all the wonderful playing cards and all the extra goodies ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️
Response: Oh good, I am so, so glad! It was great fun sending you a swap after such a long time :D
Zefaniya rated for ABC USA ~ P is for Pick One on Oct 23, 2023
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Comment: Thank you for all the goodies! I will respond as soon as the chaos in my craft room settles down! LOL
Response: Yay! So glad it arrived safely and you enjoyed the goodies :D No rush on responding, take your time, but looking forward to it <3
emcki rated for AESTHETIC PEN PAL WITH ME #2-HALLOWEEN on Oct 19, 2023
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Comment: wowow your card was sooo cute!! I will try to write back as soon as I can!! <3
Response: Oh, I am sooooo glad! It was more work than I was expecting, but I thought it turned out well, so glad you agree!!!! :D I look forward to hearing from you <3
Star7Lily rated for Flower Doodle Drawings on Oct 10, 2023
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Comment: Angela, I feel so special what a lovely gifting of your combined art with your daughter. Your colouring of the flowers was divine and I love that envelope and card, it will be sent to my mother for Christmas this year! She is 90 and will appreciate it most sincerely. Many hearts dear one. xxx
Response: Oh goodness, my daughter and I feel so honored that you will be sending the card and envie to your mother. Oh my, so honored! So glad that you enjoyed the swap. We had a delightful time making it for you <3
jandmterry rated for FLL: Sept Letter month #4 on Oct 7, 2023
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Comment: I really loved reading your letter. We have so much in common. Thank you for the BTS goodies. Hello my fellow ARMY friend. ❤️
Response: Yay! Fellow ARMY 💜 I am so glad you got and loved the swap :D That makes my day 💜 Also, you are more than welcome for the BTS goodies, love to share them :D
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Comment: Thank you guys so much for the amazing flipbook! Aaah I;m just smiling so big at how awesome it is ((: I remember I though the card you made for me last year was so cool, but this just takes the cake! I can really feel all the love and care you put into this. And The ahgase address labels! They will be put to good use. I was just thinking of Got7 today so this was just perfect <3
Response: Ohmygoodness! I am so relieved! It really is stress-inducing, worrying that my partner will like/adore what I/we have made them! Crafting swaps are fun, but I get so insecure about them. My daughter and I had so much fun though, tramping through memory lane making you the GOT7 items! So glad you love it too, makes it easier to part with (◍•ᴗ•◍)♡
USAFwife rated for FLL: Sept Letter month #2 on Sep 30, 2023
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Comment: Thank you for the letter :)
Response: Yay, so glad you got the swap :D Thank you for your kind rating ♥
metrognome rated for FLL: Sept Letter month 3 on Sep 30, 2023
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Comment: Thanks so much for your letter and all the adorable goodies! <3
Response: Oh, so glad you got and enjoyed the letter and goodies! It was fun sending you goodies once again ( • ө • )♡
bearnbabs rated for tLB: LEAF Scavenger Hunt on Sep 30, 2023
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Comment: Love the envie art.and all the wonderful surprises inside/ your daughters watercolor is wonderful.and the vellum envies are great. I enjoyed reading your letter too. Thanks fo sharing. bearnbabs
Response: Oh, I am so glad you finally got it! I was worried that it got lost, mostly because artwork is so sad to lose! So now I can swab up those bullets I was sweating(〃・・〃)
pynart2 rated for tLb: A Note for a Friend or Two on Sep 29, 2023
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Comment: Wishing you a fun filled fAutumThank you for your note and lovely goodies.
Response: Yay! I am so glad you got my swap :D It was lovely to be partnered with you after a long time, too long (⺣ ◡ ⺣)♡ Hope you have a lovely autumn as well!
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Comment: Hi Angela!! Thank you so much!!!! :)
Response: Oh yay! So glad you got and liked the swap! It made it to you faster than I thought it would, that is great <3
bearnbabs rated for tLb: A Note for a Friend or Two on Sep 20, 2023
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Comment: Love how you decorated the envie.Love thenote card and stickers too. I haven;t recd the other swap yet, but look forward in recieving it. The Georgettes are wonderful. Glad you joined. Have a wonderful day. bearnbabs
Response: Yay! So glad you received and enjoyed the swap :D Hopefully the other one (that I sent first! The mail service is too funny!) will arrive shortly! Hope you are having a lovely weekend <3
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Comment: Thank you for the beautiful pink pocket full of fun goodies that I can't wait to use. So sweet you went of my profile likes. Crystal ❤️
Response: Oh yay! So glad you got and liked the swap! Also very glad that I was able to match your profile likes :D <3
shinyserra rated for FLL: Sept Letter month 1 on Sep 18, 2023
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Comment: Thank you so much for the lovely letter and goodies! I'll write back soon.
Response: Yay, so glad you got and liked the swap :D Looking forward to your reply <3

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Comments

Whippet on Apr 11, 2024:

Hello my friend Angela, Thank you for your long letter & washi tapes. Please excuse me if I take time to answer you back as I'm having problems with pollen, asthma & allergies. What is your Doberman's name?

Zefaniya on Mar 26, 2024:

Just dropping by to say I hope you’re doing well! 💙💕

Highlander18 on Jan 31, 2024:

💗💕💗💕 RAKS ONLY USA~Jan RAK ~ Crafting/swapping destash envie - OMG tons of awesome items!! Yes, you packed the envelope! Thank you very much!

Zefaniya on Jan 12, 2024:

Thank you for the letter and the cute washi!

bluerose3 on Jan 6, 2024:

Rak USA Dec envie of stickers. Thank you for the lovely stuffed envie. These will be so much fun to use :)

Zefaniya on Jan 2, 2024:

Thank you for the postcard (Dec. LBF) I hope you had a nice New year!

Zefaniya on Dec 20, 2023:

Hey, me again! LOL Thank you for the Christmas craft goodies....I'm slowly but surely working in a Christmas themed junk journal and it's been a lot of fun!

Zefaniya on Dec 20, 2023:

Thank you for the Christmas goodness of stationery...it's sweet that you think of me in one my favorite stores! (Dec. LBF)

Zefaniya on Dec 15, 2023:

Thank you for the notecards! I hear you on the shortened days…its completely dark in our apartment before four. So I bought a ‘happy light’ to help with the constant darkness..I think I need a few for every room though!

You have a package on it’s way to you for this swap! =) (Dec LBF)

HippieChick on Dec 14, 2023:

Happy to hear they arrived so quickly! Hope you have a lovely time using them in your crafts. :) Thank you for taking some.

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