Monday, February 27, 2012


Today I received some lovely packages from Nga-Yee in The Netherlands, Piia in Finland, and Janice & Nancy from the US! Thanks ladies!! I loooove the stamps from other countries, do you see the awesome ones that N.Y put on her pretty envelope? Love it!!

I have to admit, not being on Facebook is hard. I want to get on to let all my swapper ladies know I got their packages and see what everyone is up to lol. Just goes to show how addicted I really am huh?
Well this week I plan on sending a bunch of packages out. Let me know if you want any excess so I can make sure I send out everything I have. Im expecting a huge swap from Elizabeth in Greece soon so I want to have a clean slate :)
TaTa for now

Friday, February 24, 2012

B-day package for Makiko!!

I have this great friend from Japan Makiko, we've been swapping for years and she is the best (^_^)  I put together this nice package for her Birthday. She always spoils me with awesome goodies so I wanted to get her extra special stuff. I made her a pretty little bracelet, found a cute kitty book (she loves cats), found some happy ribbon spools i know she'll enjoy...stickers, pretty paper, makeup, glitter and sooo much more. Hope she likes it all! Happy Birthday Makiko!!

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Giving up Facebook and Twitter for Lent!!

Yikes! Its a huge thing for me to give this up but I do realize that I spent a substantial amount of my time social networking and I could be doing other things with my day. I will still be swapping so if you guys have any excess to spare, send it my way...since I will have so much more time on my hands lol. Today I have some packages going out..BIG packages!! I should be getting more excess at the end of this week so let me know if you want any sent to you :) Take care lovies!!! xoxo

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Deco- rating Sunday (^_^)

Yay! I finally got some time after church to decorate some decos! A lovely swapper send me a few really cool ones and I had to share the pages with you.
The themes were Blue, boys will be girls, playing cards, hello kitty and an Anti-deco. It feels good to get back into decos and take a little break from Fb's. Since im still in the deco mood im thinking of making a few for my lovely swapper pals. Ill let you know how they come out.
Also, let me know if you are interested in participating in any of the decos above, I would like to move them along this week. 1 per person in the US so they move along quick!

Monday, February 6, 2012

Ch Ch Changes...

So, a while back I was added to a Facebook group that warns you about "bad swappers and pen-pals" and I have to admit I'm a bit disturbed. There are some screwed up people out there that use pen palling to be cruel and rude to each other and not only that...I didn't realize the danger of pen palling, though its small, its still there. I guess there is a way for people to "sell" your address to Prisoner Pen Pal sites without your permission! You can go to these sites and try to request that they remove you but from what I hear, the admin never answers. I cant believe that! What irritates me is a few of the names they were talking bad about in that group are people that Ive mailed back and forth with so I know they have my address. And are you ready for this...I got a freakin letter from a PRISONER today!! A real life criminal at a prison in NC, which isn't far from me. To say I'm pissed is an understatement! I didn't even open that piece of poo, I wrote "return to sender, no one by that name" and flung that sucker back in the mailbox. What nerve someone had to add me to a mail list for inmates... I don't even have any male pen pals!
So today (like an hour ago) I waltzed my butt to the post office and got a PO Box. I'm letting all the people I casually swap with know of the change but keeping my home address for my actual friends and trusted swappers. I'm also changing it in the yahoo groups databases.  I hate to have to do that, it seems so in-personal but to think a inmate had my home address makes me ill. Its not like you go to prison for stealing candy so Ill assume that man did something scary enough for me to be paranoid! Damn, I usually made it a point to just add my email address when I sign fb's or make labels, not because I ever thought this would happen, I did it because I move a lot and its easier to get a hold of me via email. So not too many people have my address but I don't even know who gave my address out ahhhh!!
Would you be mad? upset or scared? Am I over thinking this? Maybe I watch too much criminal TV lol. All I know is I feel a little safer with a PO Box so its worth the $20 every 6 months.

On a lighter note, I can start doing the mail art swaps ive been wanting to. Ill post more about that later ;)

Well I hope you are all having an awesome day, Im working on some decos so ill post pics later.