Swap-bot Time: September 27, 2023 10:53 am


Date Joined: November 11, 2013
Last Online: April 11, 2023

Country: United States

About Me

by king-lulu-deer


The username "mizutama" comes from the Japanese word for polka dot, which works I suppose, since I've been studying Japanese for nearly 7 years, and I love dots.

I love to travel! I've solo-traveled in Europe and Asia, and most recently came back from Singapore, Malaysia, and Japan.

My hobbies include: design, making coffee, reading, writing, photography, crafting, cooking/baking, knitting... the list goes on.

In terms of my aesthetic, I really like simplicity. I enjoy vintage packaging and lettering as well.

I love...

by king-lulu-deer

  • Happy Mail: There's nothing like receiving an (un)expected letter in the mail. For the past decade and a half I've accumulated a ton of Japanese stationery, and it makes me feel good to send ones that have not been loved too much to a new home. I like gift wrapping and decorating my envelopes - I feel like that adds some happiness to our post.)

  • Ephemera: While I would not like to receive printed images (downloaded from Google and printed out), I collect vintage illustrations from books, old train tickets, used postage stamps, vintage packaging, receipt pads, are all things that I use in journaling and decorating my letters / packages.

  • Dots and stripes: Simple patterns and bright colors are appealing to me! Is it a coincidence that over half my wardrobe consists of striped shirts? I think not!

  • Stickers: While I don't like holiday stickers, lately I've been into Mrs. Grossman and Sandylion stickers. I have also been into making handmade stickers with my Silhouette Cameo lately.

  • Fountain pens and dip pens: I enjoy pretending that I know calligraphy.

  • Marimekko and Kokka fabric: These two fabric companies are known for their graphic prints - one's more bold, the other more warm and understated. I love them both anyway.

  • Yarn, knitting, crocheting: After stocking up on Walmart's $1 sale on Mandala yarn, I am no longer allowed to buy more yarn. But I love knitting and crocheting!

  • Kraft paper stationery / envelopes: I like the warm feeling of kraft paper. I tend to use these the most for letter-writing and crafting.

  • Tea: I drink a lot of Earl Gray, oolong, and that green tea from Ito-en. I do not like peppermint/mint teas however.

  • Midori Traveler's Notebooks: I have recently obtained a Traveler's Notebook. I find decorating it to be relaxing, and love browsing for accessories and inserts online.

  • Washi Tape: I tend to collect washi tape from Classiky and MT - I'm not too fond of the non-Japanese varieties. Some of the designs are too garish for my taste.

  • Paper: I've been trying to collage lately, and like to work with papers of different textures. I would love some interesting vintage paper scraps. Homemade paper is also good too!

  • Stamps: I use rubber stamps a lot in my projects, and recently have been trying to make a few of my own. I tend to buy stamps from Asian brands, like Lihaopaper and Classiky.

  • Miscellaneous: I like Moomin, Snoopy, Studio Ghibli, Line Friends, Miffy, drawing and painting, vintage design, trains, graphic prints, postcards, lace and doilies, and wax seals.

I do not want...

  • I am allergic to almonds, peanuts, hazelnuts, and macadamia nuts.
  • Fake washi tape that rips easily! (Or anything from Walmart/Michaels/Hobby Lobby)
  • No deco tape please
  • Anything that reeks of cigarette smoke! I'm really allergic to tobacco, and am quite sensitive to the scent.
  • Chevron anything. I dislike chevron with a passion.
  • Michaels / Hobby Lobby / Joann's scrapbooking or planner supplies
  • Project Life type stationery / paper
  • Scrapbook paper
  • Mint, chai, rooibos, and strongly spiced teas. I'm not a fan, I'm afraid.
  • Lisa Frank stickers... not a fan!
  • Kawaii memo pads / loose stationery. It was a phase I was in for a few years - no longer now.
  • Novelty and kitschy items.
  • Farmhouse decor / chalk art / pseudo modern calligraphy that they sell at Hobby Lobby or HomeGoods / basically stores attempting to be on trend, but failing.
  • Inspirational quotes. Inspirational quotes on a ~watercolor~ background.
  • Neon colors
  • Anything religious or political, or pertaining to a holiday (unless I'm in a swap for it.)
  • Sanrio products - especially Hello Kitty...
  • Glitter or confetti
  • Keychains or charms
  • Bookmarks

If you're not sure whether or not I'll like something, just send me a message! I put a lot of thought into my swaps, and try to include things that people like, and I hope you will also do the same.

Swaps in progress...

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KrystalCook84 rated for 30 Stickers #4 on Mar 3, 2023
Comment: Thank you for the stockers!
emcki rated for Talk About Your Week Letter Swap on Feb 23, 2023
Comment: sounds like you had a very busy week!! i hope you get some rest, you deserve it <3
Comment: WOW, what a fantastic group of envelopes. I loved your decorations and all the goodies. I can't wait to find something to use the panda tabs. thank you so much!! Hugs
Anya54321 rated for National Nothing Day - January 16 on Jan 12, 2023
cassie3001 rated for National Nothing Day - January 16 on Jan 11, 2023
Comment: Thanks for nothing! Happy Swapping!
Comment: I am looking forward to burning your homemade candle. My husband likes the jar you used. He kept wondering what it was for. I thought maybe baby food or Capers or something like that. Thank you also for the fluffy socks and head bandana.
Response: I'm glad it finally got to you! Sorry for the delay.
Comment: Finally it arrives, thanks so much to make a time to write to me even you are on a trip. I love the stickers too
Comment: thanks for a nice selection of items in a great fabric/paper pocket! Take care
BobaBarb rated for Stickers and a Sketch - October on Nov 19, 2022
Comment: thank you!
Comment: Thank you Tiffany! I put the gifts away until Christmas. Won’t be long now! Merry Christmas!
captkristi rated for SSM: Sunshine Happy Mail USA #15 on Nov 7, 2022
Comment: What a fun package. Thanks so much for joining us and sending lots of goodies. I really love your drawing style. It's so cute. See you in the mailbox.
SkaGirl rated for Stickery swap fun! on Nov 3, 2022
Comment: I love the stickers, thank you! :)
Ang rated for 30 Stickers on Oct 25, 2022
Comment: Thanks for the great selection!! I especially loved the ones that were slightly abstract animals. So adorable!
BloomingRoses rated for Stickers and a Sketch - June on Oct 20, 2022
Comment: Your swap was sooooo generous. I loved your sketch and I will use stickers in another art project. Thank you sooo much. 😎
DreamCloud rated for WIYM: Blind Envie-June on Jul 6, 2022
Comment: Tiffany, thank you so much for the envelope full of beautiful things! This swap really made my day πŸ’–
pianoheart rated for Tape Destash on Jun 10, 2022
Comment: Love the stamps and looking forward to trying your nice soap! Thank you for a fun swap :)
Comment: ❀️❀️❀️ Thank you for the fantastic swap!! I love it all, including the Dunkin’ card!! ❀️❀️❀️
laterdayze rated for WIYM: Cover my Envelope on May 13, 2022
Comment: Thank you SO much! I love the goodies and the way you decorated the envelope. You even put a little cardinal on there! I love it! :D <3
pegstamps rated for SMSUS: triple pocket on Apr 23, 2022
Comment: Thank you so much for this fun swap! Loving all the goodies tucked in too!! Hugs-Peg

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heliogal on Jan 28, 2023:

I just received your amazing package for the Pay it Forward random envie tag. WOW I seriously wasn't expecting such a large package of all kinds of wonderful that you sent me!!! I just love all the stationery and different kinds of paper that amazing handmade journal- wow! All those beautiful and fun stickers and washi!! You are very generous and you really can put together a great random happy mail!! I can't wait to use all these fun things thank you so very very much!!!!

Rainydancer on Jun 12, 2022:

Welcome to Sunshine Swaps!

Heirloom on Sep 1, 2020:

** USA Happy Mail group! **

LoveThis on Mar 6, 2020:

thankyou very much for sending my card back :)

Autist on Feb 1, 2020:

Thank you for the Pick 3 Tag!! I love them all!! Thank you so much! The mouse is adorable and going on my board! 😍

Heirloom on Dec 31, 2019:

From the USA Happy Mail group

sarahjf02 on Nov 19, 2019:

I received your Happy Mail! Thank you so much for all the lovely items. It is my dream to solo travel to Europe someday. My favorite experience so far is doing the Trang An boat tour in Vietnam last July. I'm a Type A planner who plans every single detail on my itinerary :D But I do have my lazy days so I just chill on those days. I hope you enjoyed your trip to China!

Nushkinathan on Oct 11, 2019:

Thank you so much for the Happy Mail!!

wokeupmissing on Oct 9, 2019:

Thank you so much for the most incredibly thoughtful happy mail I've received in a long, long time!

cindygroet on May 26, 2019:

Thank you for the adorable 1 oz Happy Mail RAK. It is all so cute! Really nice.

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