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craftyAnnaLu

craftyAnnaLu
Date Joined: February 27, 2020
Last Online: August 6, 2020
Birthday: December 17
Country: United States
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About Me

My name is Anna. I'm 35 years old and I live in Eastern Ohio. I am an introvert and a daydreamer. I like cozy days inside when it rains, a good book, a hot cup of tea or coffee, and a cat on my lap. I have two cats: a large brown/grey tabby named Kenzie and a little black medium hair named Cinna. I also have a dog named Chloe. Her dad is part wolf, so she can be a handful. Ha!

I consider myself a creative person and I love to learn new skills. I have many hobbies, including crafting, scrapbooking, DIY, upcycling, crochet, penpaling, Postcrossing, cooking, baking, and watching tv/movies.

My favorite colors are greens, blues, and purples. But I enjoy interesting color combinations--especially ones incorporating grey. I prefer muted tones to bright or pastel colors, but there is a time and place for everything.

If you made it for me, I will love it! A handmade notecard, postcard, or gift is always A-Okay! I will not rate down even if the swap insists on store bought only. I appreciate you using your time and talents on me. There are so many creative and passionate people on this site! If you are making something for me, and it will take longer than the swap allows, let me know so I don't think you flaked. I don't mind waiting for a handmade item.

If you are sending to me I would really appreciate it if you tell me in your note where you live. I love seeing all the places you all are sending from! And, if possible, if you're going to the post office to mail your swap, could you ask for the round postmark for your postcards and cards? That would be fantastic. Thank you!

A note about local mail service I always send out on time. If you're waiting for something from me and it's taking too long, let me know. I haven't had any issues yet, but with mail the way it is lately, it feels like a matter of time before one of my swaps gets lost. I live in a rural area with a small post office with limited hours. Our mail is sent out of the county to be processed. As a result, it could take a day or two before it gets postmarked. I assume it's also sent there before arriving at my local post office. If I haven't rated you, then I most likely haven't received anything. I always rate and always appreciate being rated. Thank you!

Likes

  • Address Labels
  • Animals
  • Cats (specifically) I will never be unhappy with cat-themed items!
  • Bookmarks
  • Dogs
  • Dotee dolls
  • Constellations
  • Galaxy
  • Games
  • Halloween themed washi/stickers
  • Handmade items
  • Mandalas
  • Memo and list sheets
  • Playing cards with designs/illustrations other than traditional red/blue patterns
  • Postcards (see postcard note below)
  • Pressed Flowers
  • Puns (Puns and Dad jokes are the best! I love punny items!)
  • Puzzles (I mostly enjoy puzzle boxes that you need to figure out, but also jigsaw and paper puzzles)
  • Quirky things (interpret this how you want)
  • Skeleton keys
  • Stationary items
  • Sticker flakes/sheets
  • Unused U.S. stamps, especially older stamps
  • Warm Spices
  • Washi Tape
  • Watercolor images (prints, motifs, or art!)

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For a Tea Swap

I enjoy most teas and I'll try anything once. I prefer black and herbal teas usually, but don't let that stop you from sending something. I'm interested in trying different teas, so feel free to send me your favorites or something unusual! I'd especially like to try teas from out of the U.S.A. but am happy with anything.

For a Postcard Swap

If you're sending a blank postcard, please send it in an envelope so I can use it. I love to collect and send postcards around the world.

If you're writing on the postcard, please send it naked. And write a little note--I want to learn about you! Please tell me some interesting facts (about you or the postcard you chose to send), about your favorite things, your community, celebrations, funny or embarrassing stories, or anything else you'd like to share. Please include the date and the weather/temperature if you can.

Postcards I would enjoy (but sent what you like!):

  • Cats
  • Animals
  • Artistic
  • Geometric shapes
  • Funny (clean humor, please, so no one who may see my mail judges me...ha!)
  • Local landscapes
  • Landmarks
  • Puns (I love punny humor)
  • Something personal to you
  • National, Traditional, or Folk Costumes
  • Foreign National Capitals

Flat Surprises

I will be happy with most anything I receive, so whatever you send will make me smile. Things I get extra excited about include (in no particular order):

  • Anything cat themed
  • Washi tape samples
  • Blank postcards
  • Sticker flakes
  • Unusual items
  • Bookmarks
  • Family recipes that you adore
  • Tea

Favorite Movies

I enjoy a little bit of everything. Some of my favorite movies that I like to watch over and over are While You Were Sleeping, Casablanca, Singing in the Rain, Hello Dolly, My Best Friend's Wedding, Star Wars, Jurassic Park, Lord of the Rings, X-Men, and any Marvel movie. I enjoy mystery movies and love Christmas movies. I watch horror sometimes, but I'm not in it for the gore. I prefer supernatural horror to slasher films.

Favorite Television

There are too many to list! I tend to start a series and stop watching because I don't want it to end. Or I get distracted by another show that is starting up. So I'm rarely current on any TV program. I prefer mystery, police procedural, dramas, sci-fi, and a few sitcoms. I have recently discovered British crime dramas and am obsessed.

Favorite Books

Some of my favorite authors are Patricia Briggs, Charlaine Harris, MoΓ―ra Fowley-Doyle, Neil Gaiman, Kelley Armstrong, and Agatha Christie.

I mostly enjoy reading mysteries and urban fantasy, but I'll read anything that looks good. I'm always looking for book recommendations. So let me know what your favorites are.

I included my Goodreads link above.

Favorite Music

This seriously depends on my mood, but some favorites include Sara Bareilles, Regina Spektor, Ingrid Michaelson, Sia, Billie Eilish, Lady Gaga, Adele, Lauren Daigle

Musicals: Rent, In the Heights, Wicked, Hadestown, Dear Evan Hansen, Hello Dolly, Singing in the Rain, Phantom of the Opera

Ratings

Luckbealady rated for A Note For You # 58 on Aug 6, 2020
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Comment: Thank you so much for the wonderful package! I absolutely loved the card, the washi tapes samples, and stickers! I especially loved the little scrunchy sticker because I actually wear scrunchies all the time. All in all, it was an absolutely amazing package and I really enjoyed it!πŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œ
kammy rated for Tea For Thee # 58 on Aug 5, 2020
5
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Comment: Thank you for this tea
haagmm rated for ABC upcycled O cardboard swaps on Aug 4, 2020
5
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Comment: I am so sorry for the delay in rating this! We moved but I think this would have arrived before that unless it had gotten lost. Anyway, as I unpack my art room I am double checking everything. Thank you!
5
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Comment: very nice cards!
LadyJo rated for PH: Scavenger Hunt For Pcs #109 on Aug 3, 2020
5
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Comment: Thank you for a nice selection of post cards!
knittyl rated for Stuff the Mailbox #25 on Aug 1, 2020
5
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simplyjeannette rated for Stuff the Mailbox #25 on Aug 1, 2020
5
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Comment: thank you
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Comment: Thank you for the lovely note cards 😊 I was glad to read you are wearing a mask when you go out 😷 and staying home as much as possible. In NZ we have it under control and I pray it stays that way. Swapping is good for staying home. I joined up on here with the advice of my close friend and name sake when NZ was in complete lockdown and it has been good for me.β™₯️
bethe rated for PROJECT: HAPPY MAIL! on Aug 1, 2020
5
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Comment: Loved the Project Happy Mail swap and hope you enjoyed the opportunity to brighten someone’s day!
klover rated for MEGA Anything Goes PC Swap #2 on Aug 1, 2020
5
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Comment: Thank you for the awesome card! Have a great day and happy swapping!
area51ufo1 rated for PROJECT: HAPPY MAIL! on Aug 1, 2020
5
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ladyaduial rated for Stuff the Mailbox #25 on Jul 31, 2020
5
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Comment: Thank you so much!
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Comment: Thank you so much, I love the choice of teas!
Aeon rated for CPG QUICKIE: Corny Joke PC - Global on Jul 31, 2020
5
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Comment: Thanks for the cool Waldo PC and the corny jokes!
5
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Comment: Thank you so much for the beautiful eagle PC! I'm looking forward to a little cooler weather so we can go to the zoo again. Right now it is not fully open. They opened a few of the open habitats but none of the enclosed areas. Have an awesome day and stay safe! Hugs, Diane
5
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debbiespoms rated for CS:Stationery Sheets Swap on Jul 30, 2020
5
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Comment: Hi Anna! Received your swap today & thank you very much for the 6 sheets stationery & 6 extra! Love them & are all so pretty! Thank you as well, for joining my group swap. I appreciate it more than you know. I hope all is good there with you & with your town. Take care & keep on staying safe.
5
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Comment: Thank you for the inspirational quotes and teas. I've never tried the flavor almond and rooibos before, so I'm excited to try it.
peipeicl rated for DESTASH WASHI TAPE 2 on Jul 30, 2020
5
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Comment: thanks for the washi samples :)
peipeicl rated for CPG ~ Washi/Deco Samples ~ USA on Jul 30, 2020
5
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Comment: thanks for the fun washi samples! what a coincidence you got me twice!

Rating Overview

Overall Hearts Stars Hosted
5.0000 283 7 7
Completed Fives Threes Ones
242 335 0 0
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Comments

kssunlover1947 on Jul 30, 2020:

I received your LaCroiz Cubana card and I wanted to say thank you for the card. I though the scattergories words were fun.

ayahsantos on Jul 24, 2020:

Thank you for angeling MEGA Anything Goes PC Swap #2. I really appreciate it.

BeHappyToday on Jul 9, 2020:

Thank you for the super fun Hotdog PC. And a special thank you for Angeling it to me for the Mega Anything Goes PC Swap. I enjoyed reading what you wrote!

ayahsantos on Jul 4, 2020:

Mega Anything Goes PC Swap Angel- Thank you so much for Angeling this swap! Take Care always!

Tricia22 on Jun 30, 2020:

Mega Anything Goes PC Swap Angel- Thank you for sending the cat pc!!

nanadiana on Jun 29, 2020:

Thank you for angeling the Mega Anything Goes PC Swap. It was very kind of you!

Shuttlebug on Jun 2, 2020:

Thank you so much for the awesome ATCs - those are real works of art! I really appreciate the extras and the tea, too!

beachchicken on Jun 1, 2020:

WoW! Thank you so much for the amazing coffee and tea ATC's, teas, stickers, & washi tape RAK! Your work is beautiful, I am putting them on my ATC wall of favorites!

dmwcheng on May 1, 2020:

Hi Anna. RE: David's Tea - I tend to like their herbal ones that help you relax into sleep or makes me think of winter/Christmas. I also like their chai blends and rooibos selections. =)

Snaileditcrafts on Apr 2, 2020:

Hi Anna! The swap, "Rainbows, Unicorns, & Glitter Oh My!!!" is on its way! Stay safe and Healthy! Happy Swapping! p

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