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VioletLove

VioletLove
Date Joined: March 23, 2011
Last Online: January 15, 2024
Birthday: April 23
Country: United States
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About Me

Updated 12/9/22

Hello :) I am an esthetician by trade and own a small day spa. I love what I do but I long to have more time to draw, paint, sew, read and swap! I have 2 lovely daughters 10 and 14. We have 6 pet rats and they are the sweetest little creatures. My husband is a professional chef (no, he's never home to cook for us!) and we live in California's central valley.

I love swapping. Apparently, I am a lot more creative when I have a deadline. I have had a great time making things for my partners or even just decorating the packaging that I send my swaps in. I have been on Swap-bot for over 10 years now! Thank you to everyone that has ever sent anything to me. I feel so fortunate to have received some truly beautiful and thoughtful swaps :)

Likes/favorite themes:

I enjoy most color combinations but tend to lean toward soft muted or pastel colors

Pullip and Blythe dolls. I'd love to customize one someday

Disney/Disneyland

Anything chocolate (chocolate and caramel and chocolate and peanut butter are my favorite combos)

Coffee! especially flavored coffees like chocolate, hazelnut, vanilla and caramel

flowers especially violets, roses and hydrangeas

dollhouses

miniature anything, I love all scales

traveling

gingham, polka dots

Japanese import fabrics

handmade - If you love making it, I know I'll love to receive it :)

Kawaii (I will happily take your unwanted Sentimental Circus items!)

Sanrio characters especially Little Twin Stars, My Melody and Cinnamoroll

matryoshka dolls

Edward Gorey

David Bowie

rain, rain clouds, umbrellas, rainbows

Lego

Calico Critters

tea, teacups, teapots

Pusheen

French themed

woodland themed

fairy tale

amigurumi

hand drawn/painted/doodled

design and craft books and magazines

washi tape

deco tape

stickers!

wooden embroidery hoops (especially small or oval)

dmc floss

all sweets! cupcakes, candy, cookies, doughnuts

anything from, or inspired by, the store Anthropology

paper, stationery and stickers, nice pens

nature, forest, beach

butterflies, birds, flowers, mushrooms, apothecary jars

animals: all, especially bunnies, kitties, mice and woodland creatures

mythical creatures: dragons, fairies, mermaids, gnomes, etc.

cabinet of curiosities

creepy cute

magic, tarot, palm reading, crystal balls

Tim Holtz

Martha Stewart craft products

Day of the Dead

Mail Art

Halloween-all year long (favorite themes: vintage, witches, skeletons, ghosties)

Valentine's Day

Christmas (favorite themes: vintage, snowflakes, snowmen, gingerbread, hot cocoa)

clear or rubber stamps

I collect/Wishlist

ornaments for my Christmas tree in a winter forest theme (deer, birds, fox, bears, snowflakes, frosted pinecones etc.)

tiny ribbons, trims, buttons and fabric with small prints for making doll clothes

stickers, always stickers! (especially in one of my favorite themes above)

embroidery hoop art

oval embroidery hoops (any size)

any miniatures in any scales

papers with interesting textures

anything with cute mice or rat illustrations

any of your unwanted rubber or clear stamps

snail mail themed items

happy mail stickers, address labels, deliver to labels

anything with a cute frog, snail or mushroom theme

My daughters like:

squishmallows

unicorns

rainbows

Hello Kitty and friends especially Kuromi

mini brands

roblox

My Dislikes/Things I Would Not Like to Receive

religious items

black licorice

Looney Toons

Betty Boop

most sports

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My swaps come from a smoke free home. My wishlist, favorites and likes lists are just to give ideas of what types/styles of things I like. I am happy to receive used items as long as they are in good condition. I re-use packaging whenever possible.

I am always open to private swaps. The ones I have done so far have been absolutely awesome!

Favorite Crafts

I love most of the ones I have tried and I always want to try more!

making miniatures is my current obsession. I enjoy working in just about every scale

hand sewing small projects and embroidery

A big love is Mail Art!

painting, doodling, drawing

I enjoy papercrafts. I love paper and tools like punches and stamps. I do not "scrapbook" but I am impressed with the beautiful results achieved by people who do.

polymer clay

needle felting - I am a complete beginner

Favorite Books

I love historical fiction, fantasy and mystery. Recommendations are always welcome. I am currently reading The Way of Kings by Brandon Sanderson.

Favorite Movies

Sixteen Candles, The Princess Bride, The Last Unicorn, Corpse Bride, Young Frankenstein, Howl's Moving Castle, The Nightmare Before Christmas, Mean Girls, Labyrinth, Breakfast Club, Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (1971), Edward Scissorhands, Interview with a Vampire, Heavy Metal, The Lord of the Rings, Amelie, any movie based on Jane Austen or her novels, Ready Player 1, Hocus Pocus, most Pixar movies

Favorite Television

Currently watching The Handmaid's Tale (it's so good!) Stranger Things, The Happy Place, Parks and Rec, Dexter, Shameless, Weeds, The Office, Game of Thrones, Penny Dreadful, Shitt's Creek, Gilmore Girls, American Horror Story

Ratings

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Comment: Thank you for the pretty card, your sweet note and all of the awesome extras you included! I love everything you sent! I can’t believe you live in Stockton and it took so long for this to get to me lol! My brother lives in Tracy, so I’ve been in your area many times! I love it here too and wouldn’t want to live anywhere else! I have a cat now that is friends with a possum; it’s so cute! I hope you had a very happy Christmas, Lisa!
Zefaniya rated for Christmas Card (store bought) on Dec 15, 2023
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Comment: Thank you for the resend! ❄️🎄☃️
chimerix rated for Christmas Card (store bought) on Dec 1, 2023
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Comment: Thank you for the beautiful card. I love the grey, white and gold together. Mele Kalikimaka! I just got your resend - that was unnecessary! But I love the sparkly card and the fun tags and stickers. Be well!
chimerix rated for Let's Be Friends (Nov) on Nov 28, 2023
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Comment: Thank you for the wonderful mail this month! I have loved all of the envelopes of fun things to use in my crafting! Aloha!
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Comment: Your amazing package finally arrived today after its scenic trip through the Southern United States. LOL! I LOVE EVERYTHING!!! I love the ghost theme. Ghosts (and haunted houses) were my personal fave this Halloween, so you couldn’t have picked a better theme. Where to start? The wax melts smell so good. I can’t wait to use them. The nail files and eye pads are so adorable and will definitely come in handy. I can never find Halloween list pads anywhere, so I am happy to have a new one. I’m freaking out over the ghostie tumbler! It is so cute!!! It will be great for keeping my smoothies cold. The things that you made for me are exceptional! I adore the painted wooden figures. The little candies you put on each figure are definitely the perfect touch. The Bucilla ghost ornament is fantastic! It reminds me of the sequin ornaments my grandmother would make for Christmas when I was little. (I just started “The Fall of the House of Usher” last night btw. I really like it, too). Of course, I’m saving the best for last. (I actually opened it last). THE BOOK!!! It’s phenomenal!!! I could totally sit and look at it for hours. The attention to detail is amazing. The little jack-o-lantern with the candy in it is my favorite part. I’m completely blown away. Thanks for all the wonderful Halloween goodies. I’m absolutely thrilled. Thanks for agreeing to doing this swap with me once again. I look forward to it every year. I hope we get to do this swap again next year!
traceyj rated for UHM: Pick A Theme Mail Art on Sep 6, 2023
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Comment: Squeeee! this Nyan Cat envelope surely must be the coolest thing to have landed in my mailbox in a long while, and thank you also for the fancy tea and extra stamp ❤️ 🌈🌈🌈🌈🌈🌈✧(=✪ ﻌ ✪=)✧✧✧
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Comment: Thank you so much for the adorable deer stuffie! Deer are one of my favorite animals so I just love it! I also love the beautiful cards.
theshyone rated for Enchanted Forest on May 6, 2023
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Comment: LISA!!!! Your package was filled with magic (ᗒᗨᗕ) My daughter and I were speechless! You put so much care, time, and attention into everything you sent! We CANNOT believe that that was your first time doing a junk journal! It was exquisite ♥(ノ´∀`)and as it was my first time ever receiving one....I would know 。^‿^。 Adored, adored, adored the miniture books you made me (sighs in happy)! The stamps, washi, and stickers were all so, so precious! I cannot blame you for buying the same washi for yourself. It will be hard for me to use/share the washi, I just want to keep it as it is, to stare at it and admire it's cuteness! Plus all the paper goodies you made/printed for me, Oh. My. Goodness! they were all so precious! (A secret favorite image was the dragon!!!! So cute!) You made so many different goodies and so plentiful! I swear, I have so much to live up to after receiving your swap. I have never felt so confident in what I sent and then so inadequate when I got your's!!!!!! I ADORED EVERYTHING! Everything! ♡\( ̄▽ ̄)/♡ thank you for asking, hosting, and participating in this swap with me (⁀ᗢ⁀)
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Comment: Thank you so much for the beautiful decorarions on the envelope and the goodies. And for the effort you put in making it so special for me! I love the book-shelf cards ❤️
charophyta rated for Moonlight Mail 🌛 USA on Feb 27, 2023
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Comment: Wowww! One of the best decorated envies ever received. Hand painted with swirls of silvery sparkly moonlight against darkness and I looove all the moon themed paper goodies you included!! Where did u get the little moon journaling card stuff?
MuggleMom rated for UHM: Pick A Theme Mail Art on Feb 25, 2023
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Comment: Yes, please - PURPLE mail 💜 is always welcome. Love that you sent purple butterfly 🦋 ephemera also! Thank you xxMuggleMom
LauraM540 rated for usapc: CUT APART EMBELLISHMENTS on Feb 18, 2023
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Comment: Love the sweet embellishments! Thanks!
warheart rated for Valentine's Day Card Swap on Feb 16, 2023
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Comment: Thank you for the lovely cards for both my son and I!! And thank you for swapping with me!
kclicquot rated for PS: Valentines Swap on Feb 9, 2023
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Comment: Thanks for the valentine!
Autist rated for PS: Valentines Swap on Feb 9, 2023
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Comment: Thank you for the lovely valentine! The stickers were perfectly sparkly. I can see them great! Cheers, Rook
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Comment: Thank you Lisa want an adorable card! Have a wonderful Valentine's day!
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Comment: Oh my, Lisa, what an absolutely lovely swap! Everything you sent was so pretty and adorable! It positively brightened my day <3 Thank you for such a thoughtful envie, also, yes, the avocado paper is too, too, too CUTE! And, but of course, I would love to do a private swap! Thanks for asking ( ´ ∀ `)ノ~ ♡
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Comment: I love Hot Air Balloons! I took a flight years ago. You did very well with the clouds. Thank you very much for the mail art envie (saving the images) and the oh so cute little stickers - new to me!
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Comment: Cute envie and wonderful sticker assortment. Thank you for a wonderful swap!
theshyone rated for Let's be friends! on Jan 6, 2023
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Comment: Oh my goodness Lisa! (^ω^)You spoiled me so much! I enjoyed getting mail from you throughout the month, but this last package was just, so, so, so thoughtful! I felt so special, it had a little bit of everything. I have never received a face mask or a pen in a swap before and all of the labels were so adorable! Also, you packaged everything so prettily! Thank you for going above and beyond, such a lovely experience having you for a partner! ♡( ◡‿◡ )

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Comments

chimerix on Dec 1, 2023:

Thank you for the cute little fairytale themed postcards. I am going to use them in my junk journals. Aloha - Let's be friends - Nov

chimerix on Nov 25, 2023:

Thank you for the Halloween crafty goodness! And I am going to use the wonderful decorated envelope as a pocket in my junk journal! Aloha

chimerix on Nov 22, 2023:

Thank you for the beautiful Wonderland pieces to use in my junk journal! I can't wait until the Christmas break to get back to my journals. Aloha Let's be friends swap

chimerix on Nov 11, 2023:

Thank you for the fun fairy tale items to add to my junk journals. I love them.

Ikat78 on May 14, 2023:

My goodness, I love the little cats doodle envelope you sent me for WW May! The mushroom house pc is awesome. You are creative. I also appreciate the PDT labels and happy mail stickers. WW May and April actually. Do you remember what pen you used for your mushroom house pc? Thank you!

clutterfree on May 3, 2023:

Lisa....love the April WW you granted me!! Fun stamps, patriotic stickers and the absolutely awesome dragon fly note card all in the cutest presentation of your artistic doodles! Thank you for both your generosity and variety in items you sent. Happy May the fourth be with you!!...Charlene

lindseyjae on Apr 19, 2023:

Thank you so much for the birthday card & stamps!! I really appreciate it! Also, happy (early) birthday to you!!! (WW April)

Poohtat on Apr 19, 2023:

Thank you for the adorable WW April Piggy mail. So cute!

grammypammy on Apr 17, 2023:

WW ~ April Wishlist

Thank you for the great variety of postage stamps! I appreciate you sending to me!

Hugs, Pam

kiddomerriweather on Apr 5, 2023:

Thank you so much for the surprise happy mail! I love the "cat in space" mail art and stickers. I also dig those "other" stickers. LOL! I had to guard the catstronaut stickers from my 5 y/o niece. She is forever stealing my cat stickers. When she saw them, believe me she tried. Haha!

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