Friday, February 6, 2015

It's been a while....

Glad to be back in the swapping/ pen pal world. I took time off during my move back home to California from South Carolina. So much has changed in my life, it's like I deleted my old sad, depressed, married life and woke up to a new beautiful life! I love it! I'm engaged to a great man, 27 weeks pregnant, first time mom and it's truly a blessing. I never thought I'd have my own little human and here I am, baking one! (Check out the blog to see my new mom journey) The Little Human Inside
To all my pen pals and swap buddies, let me know if you'd like to pick up where we left off. I stayed in contact with a small handful of you which was great.
What better time to get back into it than now, it's InCoWriMo!! (Check out the site)

Who's participating? I've been pretty good at making sure to write everyday and so far so good. I know our lives get in the way sometimes but a quick note to someone, just saying hey can really brighten ones day :)
If anyone is interested in getting a little letter from me email me with your address:

In other news, I will be giving up my art and swap name, Red Maga. Since I used it as a married woman, I feel it's necessary to shed my old self. My last name was Magallanes and my nickname was Red so that's where I got the Red Maga from. So from now on I'll be going by Red Lucha. I'm also changing the swap email I've used for 10 years :( no more Kinda feels good to start fresh! Shedding any sign of my old life feels amazing and I'm happy to start anew. If you see my sig in any swap items please update for me :)
Hope you all have an amazing day!!

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Happy May Day everyone!

Today I'm busy making fb's and journals from recycled materials...mainly cereal boxes, paper bag and scrap pieces of paper. I think they came out pretty good for my first try. I stitched the pages on to make sure everything is nice and sturdy. I didnt use any tape or contact cover, I felt it would take away from the whole organic feel. Let me know what you guys think? Also, If you would like one made for you comment below :)
Hope your all having a great May Day!

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

A beautiful day for a post office trip

Im excited to say I started a Facebook group called of la snail mail. Be sure to join my friends.
Ive already met a few new ladies and sent out packages to them today and some to my reg swappers.
I notice a lot of people only sent stuff to receive stuff and I don't like that. Ill send to anyone as long as they will get it moving ya know.

Well today I'm in a FB making mood and im hoping to get through a lot of labels i have. I want to try out my new stamps and paper I scored at wal-mart. Don't you just love their 97c section? I also found some really cute stickers and note cards at the Dollar tree. Being on a tight budget makes you a bit more creative in the fb, deco making process ;)

Oh yeah! I signed about 20 decos this weekend and already got them moving. Here's a few pics of what I did...I still cant figure out how to move these dang photos around lol.
Well ill see you all soon! Keep making art!

Friday, March 30, 2012

Outgoing and a question for you all....

I finally got to the post office! woo! Hopefully these packages all make it safe :)
I sent 4 homers yesterday, some with excess and the rest were excess swaps with some lovely ladies. The postal clerk that sees me on a weekly basis still likes to ask..with a big smile on his face.."Gee mam, what are in these heavy envelopes?" lol now I just say scrapbook paper, stickers and books, Ive tried explaining what all the swap stuff is but he still doesn't get it lol.
Do you guys find it difficult for some people to understand what we are all swapping? Do you get those blank faces that say..why are you doing this? lol I DO!! Sometimes I ask the same thing to my hand cramps from the 500 labels ive just cut up for lb's HA! Anyway, I have a bit more excess to get through today and then Im packaging up some goodies to give away :)
Hope you all had a great week! xoxo

Monday, March 26, 2012

Giveaway coming soon!!!

Ok, I finally got a chance to start putting aside goodies to give away yay!! :) So stay posted to make sure you don't miss out!! XOXO

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Mail call today!

I feel like I haven't showed the lovely packages I've been getting so I wanted to share the 3 I got today :)
First, a thank you swap from Jenny in Sweden! and a small swap from Joyce in Taiwan :) Thanks ladies!!

Recently I sent a cute package stuffed with goodies for my friend Makiko's birthday. She loved everything so much she sent me a Thank you package because she just plain spoils me lol. This pic doesn't even show all the great goodies she sent! Thanks Makiko!!! xoxo
Im putting some big packages together for people this week and Ill send them all out on Friday. ^_^
Hope you all are having a good day! Swap soon!

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Im in a funk I think..bleh. Ever have those days where you just want everyone to go away so you can rest your brain for 24 hours?? That's how I feel today.
I have a bunch of excess to send out but not being on Facebook is making it more difficult to send stuff to people. I like to check with anyone I send a package to first, to make sure they actually want excess and have the time to move them along. Sensible right? A few years back I would just send excess to my regular swappers..this was before the whole Facebook takeover. So there was a swapper (whom won't be named) that I sent a small flat rate box of excess to, well she got upset because I didn't warn her I was sending it to her. Mind you, we had only EVER swapped sm flat rate boxes back and forth so this wasn't out of the norm. Ever since then Ive always checked with someone before I sent. The point of this run on is to see if any of YOU want excess :) Let me know so I  can get it together for you.
I have a bunch of goodie bags, sticker bags, memo bags, label bags, few fb's and some decos. Plus today I got a big envie full from Charli ;) Thanks girl!