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ArtExpress

ArtExpress
Date Joined: December 21, 2017
Last Online: September 25, 2018

Country: United States

About Me

I love making things and swapping crafts! Interests include paper arts, stickers, mail art, jewelry-making, altars & shrines, tarot, Magic, art journaling, and sewing.

I live in Arizona and I am loving the winter weather! I have three grown children, and two small grandkids. Right now they live in a different city as me, and I'm trying to snail mail them letters and interesting things to maintain a sweet connection.

I was in education for 20 years, but taking time off to regroup and discover what's next for me in the world of work. Love crafting as a healing activity.

I'll take great care when making or preparing swaps- and I'll try my best to send you something you'll enjoy. I appreciate the opportunity to meet new friends and send "happy mail" via Swap bot!

If anyone is interested in a one-on-one swap for something handmade, I would be totally into that...just PM me.

It's such a bummer that postage cost so much these days. I try to challenge myself to send interesting things for the least amount of postage. And I appreciate others who do the same. Send me something thoughtful & creative, for one or two stamps-- I am impressed with those packages the most!

Favorite Music

I love all kinds of music, especially music that involves storytelling

Favorite Books

Instead of specific books, I'm going for authors and genres: I like Sherman Alexie, science fiction (American Gods and anything by Octavia Butler are favorites), Rumi

As I think of more will add

Favorite Colors

I love earth tones (Browns, mauves, rust orange, desert greens, etc.) and jewel tones (rich purple, cerulean blue, deep fuschia, emerald green, etc.)

Favorite Crafts

My favorite crafts are related to paper. This includes painting papers, collage, art journaling, ATC's, rubber stamping, etc.

I also enjoy making medicine bags and tiny wire sculptures (these I usually leave around town, for others to find as "found art".)

I have been crafting for at least ten years. Making and sharing my art is therapy for me!

Things I really love

Hand painted papers, pretty papers, rubber stamping, anything related to print arts, vintage things, old book pages, vintage/ antique ephemera, thrift store shopping, mail art, awesome dollar store finds, tiny things (stickers, kawaii, buttons, beads, etc.) swapping craft materials

I LOVE Washi tape! Believe it or not i just discovered it...Thought it was a fad...Now I see why its so popular! Love solid colors and artistic/ unique patterns the best. Like paper rather than plastic. All colors welcome.

Things I am likely to send & would love to receive:

+Carefully curated paper scrap packs

+Well-constructed hand made envelopes

+Hand painted papers (tags & envelopes too)

+Sticker bombs (a package of interesting single stickers)

+Themed paper pockets

+Vintage ephemera (1970's and earlier)

+Vintage book pages

+Smash journal prompts

+Handi-craft share

+Hand crafted labels (with inspirational quotes or a tiny poem)

+Art Postcards (I'm not a collector, but I love to pass on)

Favorite Television

Forged in fire, law and order, nypd blue, criminal minds, flea market flip, pawn stars, storage wars

Dislikes

*neon colors

*prefer handmade, over popular commercial items

*Disney, unless vintage

*Papers/ images that are that are Americana, country, or too cutesy themed

*Newer ephemera (from the 80's to present. including pieces from newer games, playing cards, sports trading cards, free advertisement, contemporary bookmarks, etc.)

*Random or abused scraps of paper. (If you didn't know what to do with it, probably I won't either, lol!) I have amassed quite a few of these via swaps! :-(

*Seasonal things out of season

Ratings

Artistic rated for 50 Sticker Swap- USA on Sep 20, 2018
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Comment: Enjoyed your note and the creative/reusable presentation of the stickers. Thanks much.
Susang7 rated for 50 Sticker Swap- USA on Sep 17, 2018
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Comment: Thank you for the stickers!
Susang7 rated for Mailbox Happiness #1 on Sep 17, 2018
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Comment: Thank you so much for all the goodies!
Sashaanne rated for Mailbox Happiness #1 on Sep 17, 2018
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Comment: Thank you for all the cute stuff you sent!!! :D
sweetgypsy rated for CUCrew: One Shape - Triangle on Sep 17, 2018
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Comment: Love your design with the metalic wrapping paper. Your sticker collaged envy was so fun to find in my mailbox! Thank you :)
KarenLaneWV rated for CPG ~ Random Envie of Dots on Sep 17, 2018
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Comment: Wow, what a lot of fun things you found for me!! Thank you!! Loved the envelope you sent it in, too!
bjansen rated for 50 Sticker Swap- USA on Sep 17, 2018
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Queensmiley2530 rated for 50 Sticker Swap- USA on Sep 14, 2018
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Comment: Thank you for all the cute stickers and nope it's never to early for Christmas lol. My name is also made up of 2 every important people in my family :)
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Comment: Thanks for a nice swap!♥♥♥
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Comment: Thank you for all the goodies!
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Comment: thankyou! really enjoyed it
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Comment: This was by far one if the happiest happy mails I've gotten! The envelope made me realize I need to go more crazy with mine, it was SOOOOOOOO awesome!!!
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Comment: Loved the stickers and the envelope, thanks so much
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Comment: Wow! What a beautifully crafted envelope! Thank you for hosting a fun swap. I love the fun variety of things you sent!
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Comment: Thank you for taking part in my swap, for the effort you put into making the mail happy, and the fun way you presented everything. Hope you have a SUPER week!
Response: Thanks for hosting!...have received a couple of exceptional envies of inspiration! Please host again! :-D
marhod5 rated for My Favorite Color is Purple on Aug 25, 2018
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Comment: Thanks so much for resending this package. I love everything, especially all of the little die cuts. I'd give extra hearts if I could. : )
Response: yay...so glad u liked! cheers to purple paper crafting! :-D
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Response: so glad u liked! :-)
LadyRaven86 rated for Beginner Mail Art Swap on Aug 22, 2018
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Comment: Thank you for the lovely decorated envie and all of the awesome goodies inside!
Response: So glad u liked! Have an awesome day! :-)
GuineverePendragon rated for One Stamp Happy Mail #1 on Aug 20, 2018
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Comment: Thank you so much for your lovely letter and goodies! The envelope design was so cool and a joy to open, and I will definitely be using everything inside! ❤️❤️
Response: So glad u liked! Have an awesome day! :-)

Rating Overview

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5.0000 168 3 3
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Comments

jaimierandolph on Jul 10, 2018:

Newbie Friendly - Profile Quote #3

Rich or poor, we will keep together and be happy in one another. ~Louisa May Alcott, Little Women, "Burdens," 1868

HannahsMommy07 on Jul 9, 2018:

Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him and he will make your paths straight. Proverbs 3 5-6

Jippiefant on Jul 9, 2018:

Newbie Friendly - Profile quotes #3

Everybody wants happiness Nobody wants pain But there can't be a rainbow Without a little rain

MsRose on Jul 2, 2018:

Thank you for the Christmas sticker RAK 👍☮️

stephielentz on Jun 28, 2018:

Thank you so much for your generosity. It was beyond kind of you to make sure I got to participate in stuff the mailbox #9- Stephanie💝💞❣💟

Wildchild on Jun 22, 2018:

Thank you for the great tag envelope for Quick I Need...Tag

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