I usually don't put extras into swaps for ATCs, Skinnys, etc., because I put a lot of time and effort into making them, so that you will have the best I can offer! PLEASE do not feel that you have to send me extras either - I enjoy the art itself and its reflection of you!
I SEND - AS EARLY AS I CAN!! So please PM me if something doesn't show up. We'll work it out.
My name is Rebecca and I have been happily married for 29 years,and we've known each other for 30; we have a grown daughter (she loves Swapbot!), and 2 dogs and a cat. We live out in the country in the mountains and love it. Our daughter is the one who introduced me to Swapbot!
I used to own an antiques business, so I like older, unique things with a bit of history. I do a lot of work with genealogy and another favorite pastime is working outside with flowers.
Art wise, I love making ATCs, APCs, inchies, collage, assemblage art and rubber stamping! Just sorting through the materials relaxes me. I also design handmade cards and postcards.
miniatures of anything
vintage postcards, papers, prints, old letters
old decorative metal pieces (small bits, odd shapes, old or rusty)
vintage game pieces and boards
vintage jewelry, even 1/2 a pair of earrings
old keys, skeleton keys
metal, wood, or enameled numbers and letters
old children's books
vintage children's toys, not necessarily pristine
old political pins
unique old buttons
embellishments (brads, charms, pins, etc.)
vintage looking paper, ephemera, pages from old books, ticket stubs, old tags, menus, show programs, etc.
pretty tissue paper
ribbon (Especially 1/8 or 1/4 inch wide for ATC's!)
blank luggage tags for art
Eiffel Tower related - old postcards, miniatures, history, old drawings, vintage items with pictures of the tower, information about the designer.
Anything by Tim Holtz
cigarette smoke makes my eyes water and gives me a headache
modern contemporary items
Disney, unless vintage
"cutesy" things (smiling geese, etc)
soiled or dirty items
refined sugar (but I WILL eat good chocolate!!)
anything scented unless aromatherapy oils
anything with artificial sweetening (Splenda, etc)
SO, PLEASE, NO FOOD! (except good chocolate)
My favorite colors are red (blue/red not orange/red), black, linen, soft butter yellow (not lemony or bright), silver.
I also like soft green and soft pink and soft yellow, purple, mauve,
English Country Garden colors
vintage florals, soft plaids, vintage look
I don't care for modern styles or colors, neons, or bright colors.
Among my favorite artists are Renoir, Mary Cassatt, Monet, Goble
@MiaParanoia flaked in the It's About Time ATC Swap
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