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theshyone

theshyone
Date Joined: November 5, 2021
Last Online: May 24, 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

pernie123 rated for WIYM: Note: on May 24, 2022
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Comment: How lucky I am to have you for a partner. I must say you are a lovely woman. Men know women are complicated. I wouldn't want to be a man. I have two daughters. They are doing well today. I enjoyed your comments.
Response: Oh goodness, how sweet, even made me shy for a minute! Thank you for such lovely words :D I have truly enjoyed having you as a partner also! This month, as I have had the opportunity to send you several swaps, I have enjoyed building on them, feeling like I get to know you more and more as I read over your profile, trying to think what to send you that you might enjoy. So this swap allowed me to let you get to know me a little also :) So glad (and relieved) that you enjoyed it also!
suepier rated for ILB A Letter of Interest on May 23, 2022
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Comment: Thank you so much for you wonderful letter. We have a lot in common. I appreciate all of your thoughts and sharing that you put in your letter.
Response: Oh! I am so glad you finally got it and liked my letter <3 That makes me so happy :D I love writing letters, so it makes my day when others like it too!
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Comment: Thank you for the postcard and extras! I love everything you sent! I’m so jealous you got to see them live I hope I do one day!
Response: Oh! I am soooo glad you got and loved what I sent 😄 My daughter and I have been having fun making the different goodies for you! I hope you get to see BTS live too, it is like nothing else ❤❤❤
pernie123 rated for ABC's & 123's ~ May on May 19, 2022
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Comment: Thanks for the pretty post cards and decorated envelope. Beautiful Matisse card. And, you say I have more surprises to come. The second gift came 5/20. Wonderful black tea!!! Thanks ever so much. More came yesterday. My cup runneth over. Pretty notecards and bookmarks. Thank you very much for all!
Response: Oh, I am so glad you have gotten one of the envies I sent! I am also very glad that you liked the postcards and the decorated envie. I had fun doing it :D Hopefully the other ones I sent (or had sent) will arrive soon!
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Comment: lovely collection of stationery - kitties, butterflies! and then you added flower stickers and some stamps (I must say I just overstocked, with the price going up yet again on everything I might have overdone the stocking up but I know with all my swaps it'll be used). 🥳 No Excedrin today....yet
Response: Yay! So glad you got it okay and liked what I sent :D (Hopefully this envie was in better condition than the last!) I know, I am thinking of overstocking myself! So glad your headache abated, hopefully it stays that way ♡
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Comment: Angela, what a beautiful package!! thank you for everything you sent to me! my favorite was the butterfly stationery so lovely and I was so impressed with your label! Maybe I'll copy you on it! lol, so organized and of course the stamps, who doesn't love stamps! the voices in my head tell me I do not have enough stamps lol, have a wonderful month! kiss kiss!
Response: Oh my goodness! Your sweet comment has made my day ♡ I am so glad you liked what I sent :D Also, the voices in my head tell me the same thing....so you are not alone. Hope you have a lovely month as well ♡♡♡
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Comment: The succulents stickers are so lovely! and thank you for the postcard (it is definitely up my alley) and the sweet note.
Response: Oh, yay! I am so glad you got and liked the swap :D Also, glad that what I picked out for you was right up your alley ❤
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Comment: Epiphany is one of my favourite songs and Jin just happens to be my bias
Response: Jin is quite amazing, isn't he!?! I am so glad you got and liked the swap ❤ and also agree that Epiphany is a masterpiece :D
dartha rated for APP - NOTE CARD & STICKER SHEETS SWAP on May 14, 2022
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Comment: Thank you so much Angela for your wonderful letter and all the goodies. WOW we do have so much in common - that is so cool. thank you, darla
Response: Oh, I am so glad you got and liked the swap ♡ It makes my day :D
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Comment: Thank you so much for the great postcards and the extra goodies! Especially love the gorgeous sparkly flower stickers! Very nice of you to send those too. :D
Response: Yay! So glad you got and liked the swap :D I enjoy being your swap partner <3 Hope you are doing well!
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Comment: Thanks to you and your daughter for the pc! I love how colorful it is and all the great stickers!
Response: Yay! So glad you got and liked the PC :D My daughter and I had fun making it for you <3
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Comment: Hi, Angela! Thank you so much for the nice card and super cute extras! Your sweet note made me smile! I hope you’re enjoying swap-bot! Your card is postmarked 2/7/22 but I didn’t receive it until 5/7/22! I can’t believe it took that long to get to me!
Response: Oh my goodness, maybe it took a vacation until the weather warmed up....but I am glad you finally got it :D So glad you liked the swap and goodies <3
vlhafer54 rated for WIYM: Sender's Choice PC #12 INTL on May 8, 2022
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Comment: Thank you for the PC and the note - we're enjoying the Houston weather!
Response: So glad you got and liked the swap ❤ Also glad you are enjoying your weather :D Our's went from windy to hot overnight :(
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Comment: Hello Angela, thanks for the great PCs. Couldnt decideon one fave - love the texas longhorns AND the cacti! Thanks also for the cool postage stamps! ❤️❤️❤️
Response: Yay! So glad you got and liked the swap :D Also glad you enjoyed the postage stamps ❤❤❤
captkristi rated for SSM: Sunshine Happy Mail USA #11 on May 6, 2022
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Comment: Pretty envelope...and AWESOME happy mail inside! Thank you so much. Love having you in the group. Hope you are doing well. Happy swapping!!
Response: Oh goodness, what a sweet message ❤ Thank you ❤ I am so glad that you liked the swap and I had so much fun decorating the envie. Also, I love being in the group, so I'm glad that you've enjoyed swapping with me ❤
glassnowdrop rated for PH: Send 2 Postcards #38 on May 6, 2022
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Comment: Thanks so much for your choices! I really liked the cactus one but they are all nice!! All the best and happy swapping
Response: Oh, I am so glad you finally got the swap and also liked my choices :D Hope you have a good upcoming week <3
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Comment: Thank you for the very cute notecards and extra stationery set. I also appreciate the decorated envelope! 💌
Response: Yay! So glad you got and liked the swap. Also, I'm glad you like the envelope, I had fun decorating it :D
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Comment: I enjoyed. Thank you kindly!
Response: Yay! So glad you got and enjoyed the swap :D
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Comment: thank you loved the resend
Response: Oh, I am so glad you at least got the resend ❤ Hopefully you will get the original eventually. I hate to think of it going unappreciated -_-
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Comment: Thank you for a delightful swap!! Love the pc, loved your note, loved all the nice extras!
Response: Yay!! So glad you got and liked the swap :D Makes my day ❤❤❤

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Comments

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 !

SpringShire on May 18, 2022:

Hi! I wrote a letter and put it in a safe place. You know those that are so safe you can’t find them? 😂🤦🏽‍♀️ Rewriting so stay tuned!

anicka22 on May 14, 2022:

Thank you so much for an amazing envie of randomness! It was such a joy to receive it. The envie was beautiful, your note so sweet and all the fun surprises! The stickersheet is adorable.

sleepykitty on May 13, 2022:

Thank you for the RAK Tag! I love the stickers, especially, but the notecards are gorgeous! 😽

Gnoe on May 4, 2022:

Dear Angela, thank you for your lovely letter and the CPG tag postcards!!!

greenleaf on May 2, 2022:

I thought I would send you a postcard as " Thank you ". I've already witten it and will send out soon😊

JuneRosebud on May 1, 2022:

Hi Angela!! Thank you for the great RAK on RAKS ONLY USA: April RAK #1 Quickie Washi Sample Envie ~ First 3 People to leave their address. Love the samples & note cards=) Hope you are enjoying the spring weather!

AZmom875 on Apr 29, 2022:

Thank you for the RAKS only washi tape samples and the postcards.

sleepykitty on Apr 27, 2022:

Thank you for the great washi from your RAK for April! I love the stickers you added as extras, and your envelope is so beautifully decorated! 😀

MisplacedfromPA on Apr 24, 2022:

Received 2nd mailing for the RAK~April Swap this weekend. Thank you for the washi samples. Enjoy the 1960's movies you wrote you have been watching.

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