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mysnailmailadventure
Date Joined: November 6, 2017
Last Online: December 16, 2017
Birthday: May 31
Country: United States
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About Me

Hey there!

My name is Lizzy :) I'm currently a 21 year old college student who's studying criminal psychology, with a minor in anthropology. I was born and raised in sunny Southern California (and live there til this day). I love learning new languages, it's an absolute beautiful thing. At the moment, I'm only fluent in English and Spanish, but I hope to improve my German as well. To me, every new language learned opens up a portal- one where you're able to communicate with new groups of people. It expands your knowledge & possibilities, plus it's so fascinating! :) I don't have any pets at the moment, but I had a zoo growing up (okay not literally, but I had all sorts of pets from dogs and cats, to turtles and bunnies). When I'm not working on my studies, you can easily find me reading a book at a quiet coffee shop (or at home curled up with a cup of coffee & replying to my penpal letters), binge watching a new favorite TV show, spending some quality time with my family, or wandering around the sleepless city of L.A.

As far as interests go, well I'm practically all over the place haha for starters- I love to read :) I'll read anything from YA to a good horror book. I also like hiking, camping, and going on road trips; basically anything involving the wondrous outdoors. Sightseeing, crafting (snail mail in particular), baking, and photography are also high up on my list :) And my absolute favorite colors are rose gold and pastels :)

As far as music goes, I seriously can't live without it :) My taste in it is quite broad too, but some of my all time favorite genres have to be; rock, alternative, electro, pop, indie, and even classical and instrumental for times when I feel like relaxing or studying.

My biggest dream is to travel the world. I believe that travelling is not just for pleasure, but also serves as a learning experience in many ways. Any fellow wanderlusters out there? :)

β–ͺTop things on my bucket list:β–ͺ

  1. Travel the world

  2. Study abroad in Europe

  3. Become fluent in at least 5 different languages

  4. Face a fear of mine

  5. Go on a good old fashioned roadtrip across the U.S.

Current Favorite Quotes

"The purpose of life is not to be happy. It is to be useful, to be honorable, to be compassionate, to have it make some difference that you have lived and lived well."

Ralph Waldo Emerson

"We travel not to escape life, but for life not to escape us."

Anonymous

"To me, a rich and satisfying life means one full of contrast. Give me sleep ins. And soft rains. Coffee shops and conversation. But also adrenaline and adventure. And drunken bellows to the stars. I am determined to embrace this extravagant life for all that it has to offer."

Beau Taplin// A Disparate Life

Favorite Crafts

I first began my crafting journey about a year ago through snail mail. I love it, it's been one of the best experiences that I've come across in my life. Snail mailing with my penpals has inspired me creatively, as well as in many other areas. Some of my favorite things to create are flipbooks (still quite new at this), small pencil pouches, bookmarks, tags, handmade cards, envelopes, drawings & soft pastel artwork, envelope/mail art, and of course snail mail (my favorite).

Although I haven't been crafting for as long as a majority of the talented people on here, I do put a lot of thought, effort, and love into the things that I create and send. I hope to get inspired along this journey, with every swap that's exchanged and through each of my swap buddies :)

Hugs!

Things I Like

  • Flipbooks

  • Pocket letters

  • DIYs

  • Photos (polaroids, random, vintage, photos of sunsets, buildings, nature, landscapes, etc.)

  • Quotes & poems

  • Handwritten letters

  • Stamps (clear, rubber, cling- I love them all!)

  • Zines

  • Collages

  • Cute stationery writing sets

  • Memo pads & sticky notes

  • Journaling cards/Project Life Cards

  • Ephemera & die cuts

  • Postcards

  • Letters

  • Stickers (fashion, cute, puffy, etc.)

  • Card and envelope sets

  • Embellishments

  • Beautiful washi tape (all time favorite staitonery)

  • Tags (decorated or plain)

  • Lace & ribbon

  • Anything involving nature

  • Art (drawings, paintings, watercolor, doodles, etc)

  • Calligraphy & handlettering

  • Cute pouches

  • Anything relating to flowers

  • Cross stitch

  • Galaxy themed items

  • Anything aesthetic (my absolute favorite style)

  • Envelopes (handmade are my favorite)

  • Magazine cutouts

  • Anatomy & astrology

  • Journals

  • Airmail themed items

  • Paper (cardstock, scrapbook, vellum, wrapping)

  • Cacti & succulent related things ( :D )

  • Anything that involves travel & wanderlust

  • Anything that involves the ocean

  • Tim Burton related things

  • Anything involving Harry Potter (I'm a huge fan!)

  • Cute Disney related things (especially Belle & Moana- I can't help it, it's the child in me)

  • Journaling related things

  • Items with cute animals on them

  • Holiday themed items

  • Anything relating to fashion (bohemian, retro, vintage, chic, hipster, parisian)

Things I Dislike

There are some things I'm not a fan of, and I'm not trying to offend anyone, but everyone has their own preferences as well as dislikes, and I completely respect that so I hope you'll do the same for me :)

  • Receiving tea (I'm quite picky with it)

  • Kpop or anime

  • Recipe cards

  • Emoticon related things

  • Sport related items

  • Coasters

  • Teacher reward stickers

  • Things with strong scents

  • Items with bad chemical smells

  • Items that are dirty or in bad shape/condition

Regarding Swaps

I joined this website to have fun and make people smile upon receiving one of my absolute favorite things in the world- happy mail. With that said, I will never flake on a swap. I click "send" the very same day that I mail swaps off. However, I know that sometimes mail can get lost or delayed, so please message me first before rating. If you have any concerns whatsoever, please contact me firstly so that I can figure out if there's an issue. Ultimately, if a swap never makes it to its destination (which would be tragic- but has happened to me with a few penpals), I am more than willing to send a new one! :)

Happy swapping, everyone!

Ratings

tamtamlee rated for 1 more Christmas Card! on Dec 14, 2017
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Comment: Thanks for the cute card! Have a wonderful Christmas! :)
Fritosmom rated for Currently I'm on Dec 3, 2017
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Comment: Thank you
Lady rated for Currently I'm on Dec 3, 2017
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arembanas rated for Currently I'm on Dec 1, 2017
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Comment: I love the package! Thank you very much!
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Comment: Thank you for your note card. I really like the bookmarker. Good luck with your college work
BlackPearlTx rated for Envelope Decor #1 on Nov 27, 2017
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Comment: I opened a beautiful enevelope only to find another jazzy beautiful enevelope! Love how you package and oh your handwriting is beautiful. Thanks for the beautiful swap!!! Happy Swapping! Be on the lookout for another enevelope swap!!!!
SwissChallet rated for Washi Rainbow! - Green on Nov 25, 2017
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Comment: Thanks for the lovely tapes and decorated envelope: I love the theme you picked for this swap and how you packaged everything πŸ’–
smartin85 rated for My Playlist in October 2017 on Nov 18, 2017
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Pei04 rated for My Playlist in October 2017 on Nov 18, 2017
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Comment: Thanks for sharing your list. I love Ed Sheeran and "Perfect". There was a lot of new songs too, which I liked a lot :)
Response: Thank you for the rating & comment, I'm so glad that you found some new songs to listen to!! :)
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Comment: Thanks, you have great lettering!
Response: Thank you for the compliment! Very sweet of you :)
Jenicat rated for My Playlist in October 2017 on Nov 15, 2017
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Comment: Thank you for sharing your playlist. I look forward to listening to it πŸ’œ
Response: I hope you enjoy it!! :)
harlonation rated for Quotecard Postcard on Nov 15, 2017
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Comment: Thank you for the beautiful Dickinson poem Lizzy! The Poem, the washi and even your gorgeous handwriting was a delight to receive.
Response: Yay! I'm so glad that you've received it safely :) I saw that you have a liking for vintage things, so that gave me an idea of what to incorporate on it. Haha I had a lot of fun decorating it, glad you enjoy!! :)
tianafairy rated for My Playlist in October 2017 on Nov 10, 2017
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Comment: I absolutely loved your playlist! We have really similar taste in music haha. Also thanks for all the links (:
Response: No problem girl, I'm so glad that you loved it!! :) And thank you so much for the playlist you sent me! We really do have similar taste in music haha