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Posted 8/30/2010 by witkneey in General Scrappin'
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witkneey
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Posted: 8/30/2010 9:05:35 AM
The last few days I have really been thinking that I would love to have a snail mail pen pal that shares similar interests to me. My mother-in-law has built a wondeful relationship with a pen pal and they have been friends for years! Do you have a scrapbooking pen pal? If so, how did you find them? Any suggestions or websites would be really appreciated!

Whitney

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Posted: 8/30/2010 9:50:05 AM
Hi, Whitney. I have had pen pals most of my life, and some of my best friends started out as pen pals. I think I've seen a scrapbooking magazine that has pen pal listings, though I don't recall the name.

One way I would recommend is to become part of message boards like this one, and I'm sure there are many others on the Internet. I'm part of a Yahoo group where I've met a lot of great scrappin' ladies, and we talk about other stuff on the board besides scrapbooking. Meeting folks online might be a way to make contacts that could become a snail mail pal.

I can see why you'd want that. There's nothing like an actual handwritten letter in the mailbox. Email will never quite compare, in my opinion.

LL

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Posted: 8/30/2010 10:16:45 AM
I used to have pen pals when I was a teenager, and have always wanted to get another, but I have never figured out how to either. If you find a way, let me know.

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Posted: 8/31/2010 9:51:16 AM
Whitney,
I found one here on the NSBR board about a year ago. There was such a big interest in the idea that they had a second sign up! I would post over there, maybe someone who didn't get the chance before would be interested. You probably could do a search to find the posts...I would love to find the links for ya, but I'm at work and supposed to be "working" (Shh, don't tell anybody)I hope that helps, and you're on your way to finding a cool penpal!

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Posted: 8/31/2010 10:36:24 PM
Although getting "real" mail is always fun (except bills)...I am too spoiled by being able to spell-check, bold, change fonts, and basically "clean up" a word document, to go back to handwriting anything more than a note.

Sad, I know...but it's true.





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Posted: 9/1/2010 12:07:34 AM
I love snail mail and, coming to Canada almost three years ago, I do stay in touch with some old friends with airmail and stamps. The joy of the letter, saving it for in bed and reading it over and over. But I have always liked to write.


Greetlings,
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Posted: 9/1/2010 2:06:10 AM
I'm in the Uk and have several scrapbooking friends if anyone would like me as a penfriend. Send me a message if you do!!

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Posted: 9/2/2010 6:00:46 AM
I am in the Netherlands and I would love to write with one of you ladies


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Posted: 9/2/2010 7:24:29 AM
I'd be a pen pal if someone wants one! I haven't had a pen pal since high school. Over 10 years ago, lol.


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Posted: 9/2/2010 8:07:42 AM
I got into a christmas card swap years ago and met a girl from the UK
we have been friends since email send pgk and she has been to visit every other year since .
Its been amazing I have enjoyed it more than I can tell anyone
Seems like we are just next door .When she comes to visit I just can't cram all I want to do in .
Good luck

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Posted: 9/2/2010 9:24:22 AM
pen pal sounds like such a great idea, have not done that since high school (a looooong time ago). Count me in if anyone wants to pen pal.

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Posted: 9/2/2010 9:34:36 AM
I would love a penpal. I did the list on NSBR twice and was so disappointed that I never got any responses.




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Posted: 9/2/2010 9:56:36 AM
I would like to join this too. Should we just peamail someone, or are we going to "pair" up? Not trying to take anything from OP, but If you would like me to start a list or something I would be happy to. I think this is exciting!

mela
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Posted: 9/2/2010 11:11:47 AM
I'm happy to go with whatever do you want ages etc so you can match like with like or pot luck?? Like i said i have several scrapbooking friends where i live so i am sure that if anyone wants a UK one i could sort that out.

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Posted: 9/2/2010 11:57:23 AM
I'd love to be a pen pal with someone. If interested send me a message


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Posted: 9/2/2010 12:45:41 PM
I also think this would be tons of fun, I am in if anyone starts something

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Posted: 9/2/2010 12:56:30 PM
Ok since there are so many of us interested, I will take the initiative. If you want to be paired up, peamail me your name, age, and any other things that might help me pair us up. Such as I have kids/no kids, looking for someone near my age, if you want a penpal in US only or other country, a few other interests, etc. I will then send you the name of your penpal so you may contact them via peamail to get addresses, and stuff. I don't want to get all the addresses myself and that way you and your pal can decide what you are interested in doing. So basically I am just pairing you up and you take it from there (note: I am not responsible if your pen pal flakes out. However I can say that it seems like many of us would be happy to take on two or more pals!) So peamail me direct if you want to take part and we can get this going!

mela
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Posted: 9/2/2010 1:14:23 PM
Avon Pooh you have mail!!

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Posted: 9/2/2010 1:58:19 PM
I pmailed you too! This sounds fun!

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Posted: 9/2/2010 2:19:38 PM
This might be going in a slightly different direction, but there is a website called anysoldier.com that allows military contacts who are deployed in harm's way to let supporters know what their needs are, in order to allow supporters to send helpful carepackages and to find penpals. This system is unique and effective since some heroes are stationed near large posts and have access to snacks/toiletries but would love to receive a copy of their favorite magazine, while other heroes are in remote locations and would give anything for a pair of dry socks and a toothbrush-their needs can be so different! And, some heroes actually scrapbook, either with other deployed soldiers or with kids they have come in contact with during their jobs, anywhere from the Middle East to the Phillipines to Eastern Europe.

If you visit anysoldier.com, click "Where to Send" then click on the "Search Tool" and in the "Request and Email Contents" field, type in scrapbook. There is currently one Contact asking for scrapbooking supplies, but new contacts are adding every single day, so keep checking! Even if you have no supplies to send, a scrapbooking penpal who is also an American Hero is like, well, I don't even have a word for how awesome!

Make sure you read and understand the agreement for using the AnySoldier site. It's a phenominal operation run by an amazing military family, and their tried-and-true rules/procedures are designed to keep our heroes' information as safe as possible. Thanks!

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Posted: 9/2/2010 2:53:02 PM
I sent a peamail to Avon Pooh. Looking forward to writing with someone soon!

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Posted: 9/2/2010 3:26:30 PM
Just sent a peamail. Thank you!!!


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Posted: 9/2/2010 3:47:38 PM
For all of you who have sent me peamail, I have got your info and replied. I think I need to say by the end of Labor Day weekend, I will pair everyone up and you will be able to contact your new "pal." It looks like we are getting a lot of interest, so I thought we should set a deadline, at least for the first round! So if you haven't peamailed me yet and you would like to be paired up, peamail me before Monday! Thanks!

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Posted: 9/2/2010 4:52:33 PM
Avon:
I sent you this:

My name is Cindy Jones. I am a 44 yr old married Mom of a 17 yr old son. I am a Job Coach who works with adults who have developmental disabilities. I live in Southeast Florida, USA. I have been scrapbooking for 12 years. I also like to read, walk my dogs, visit lighthouses and historical places, NASCAR and photography. I have fibromyalgia and started a facebook group for 2 Peas with chronic illnesses/disabilities. I’ve had pen pals for years. I try to respond within 2 weeks. I would love pen pals from all over the world!



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Posted: 9/2/2010 8:00:34 PM
Bumping for those who still are interested. If you want to join, let me know. Also for anyone that posted earlier that didn't actually send me peamail, please let me know if you want to be paired up. I am going only off those who have sent peamail to me. I don't want to leave anyone out! Thanks!

mela
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Posted: 9/3/2010 12:57:25 AM
Bumping

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Posted: 9/3/2010 2:54:30 AM
If anyone is still interested in a pen pal, I would love one!
I’m 26 and from South Africa.

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Posted: 9/3/2010 8:04:48 AM
Still taking names to pair up if interested! Tagsie- if you are reading this, I got your info but the peamail came back that I sent. But you are included! Chantalb, I got your name too to be added! Thanks everyone!

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Posted: 9/3/2010 9:50:05 AM
AvonPooh, you've got peamail

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Posted: 9/3/2010 10:36:25 AM
Avonpooh, you have peamail. I included my hobbies and what I'd like but honestly you can pair me up with anyone.



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Posted: 9/3/2010 10:59:17 AM
@Avon Pooh

PeaMail was double spacing everything, so I typed my info in Word, but PeaMail won't let me cut and paste it to send to you, so here you go.

I would love to participate in this too, here is my info:

I have been scrapbooking since Jr. High School back in the 70's; I still enjoy it today and more so when I make my own embellishments. Recently, I have been involved in getting in shape and running and I try to run a minimum of 6 miles a day, in fact, I just signed up for a 10K. I completed my first half marathon (13.1 miles) on my 47th birthday.

Married to Craig (just celebrated our 6th wedding anniversary) who loves anything sports related, more importantly he is a huge Mariner's fan. I don't watch a lot of TV, but I do have my favorite shows and I won't watch sports on TV, only in person.

My son is 17 years old and will be a senior this year and we will be super busy once wrestling season kicks in come November. He has his learner's permit, but is not overly enthusiastic about actually driving however, hopefully he will have his license before he graduates in June! He plans to go to a local community college and enter into a criminal justice program with an ultimate goal of being in law enforcement.

We live in a townhouse which I love, because it frees up the weekends with no yard work (or very little yard work).

We do not have any pets, although if we did, it would be a dog. My husband is deathly allergic to cats.

I am a native Washingtonian, although I lived in Hawaii when I was 8 and in Houston after I turned 21 for a couple of year (had to get my partying in). My dad lives the majority of the year on Oahu so when he returns "home" to Washington in the summer, we get to stay at his place for vacation our latest trip was in July.

Looking forward to writing/meeting a pen pal, wherever they may be from. I love the internet and the friendships I have made because of it as it is a wonderful tool.

Thank you,
bonnie =)


bonnie

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Posted: 9/3/2010 11:02:31 AM
Do we have an even number of people so that we can match everyone up?? I already said will take on more than 1 if necessary.Am real excited to see who i get paired up with.

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Posted: 9/3/2010 11:07:23 AM
AvonPooh,
You have pea mail!!!!!





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Posted: 9/3/2010 11:16:39 AM
just sent you a peamail

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Posted: 9/3/2010 11:25:06 AM
AvonPooh
you have pea-mail

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Posted: 9/3/2010 12:14:39 PM
avonpooh you have mail.

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Posted: 9/3/2010 12:30:51 PM
Avon pooh - I sent you mail.

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Posted: 9/3/2010 2:33:17 PM
Avon pooh - I sent you mail.

Also forgot to say I love Disney


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Posted: 9/3/2010 2:53:47 PM
I think I have everyone on my list to this point. There are so many of you so far! I know everyone will be able to get a good "pal." If you sent me peamail, I replied back to tell you I got your info, so if you sent to me and didn't get a reply let me know as I don't want anyone left off the list. But give me 12 hours or so to reply, as I will be out and about over the holiday! SBartist1 I got you too! Thanks everyone! I will keep this open till the end of the weekend and pair up on Monday! Keep them coming, this is pretty awesome!

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Posted: 9/3/2010 7:22:44 PM
AvonPooh - you have peamail! Thanks for pairing everyone up!


-Aly

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Posted: 9/3/2010 8:34:24 PM
I'd like to have a pen pal Sent you penpal!

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Posted: 9/4/2010 2:10:39 AM
Bumping

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Posted: 9/4/2010 4:43:10 AM
AvonPooh - youve got peamail

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Posted: 9/4/2010 6:08:46 AM
Add me to the list, thanks!

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Posted: 9/4/2010 11:32:30 AM
Sounds like alot of fun!
Wondering how many "pairs" of pen pals there are?
WTG Ladies!


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Posted: 9/4/2010 11:38:45 AM
So far we have around 25 pairs of pals! It seems like everyone wants a pal! Keep them coming and I will pair up on Monday! Thanks!

mela
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Posted: 9/5/2010 1:33:53 AM
Bumping

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Posted: 9/5/2010 9:24:34 AM
I still have one more day to collect pal info! I will be pairing up tomorrow and you will all have a peamail to you with your penpals name so you can contact them for addresses by tomorrow evening! Thanks!

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Posted: 9/5/2010 8:36:46 PM

I would love a penpal. I did the list on NSBR twice and was so disappointed that I never got any responses.


Christy, you didn't get any responses? I'm surprised at that! Did the hostesses match you up with anyone or did you try to find one on your own?

Cheryl



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I get my PIN ON too!


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Posted: 9/5/2010 8:40:01 PM
bumping for any last minute participants! I think this is going to be sooo great! Big thanks to AvonPooh for all her hard work!
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