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Date Joined: April 7, 2009
Last Online: October 1, 2009
Birthday: March 16
Country: United States
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About Me


  • Location: Kentucky, USA

I'm a college student living at home (as tough as it can get, I enjoy having extra money more than personal space...well, sometimes). I'm studying to be an elementary school teacher.I have no kids.

I have two kittens, Lily and Lulu. They're a perfect match, one is timid and shy, with long fur that's white and orange, and the other, Lulu, is dark gray, short hair, and very bold and not shy or afraid.

My mother is a quilter and has just started getting into art quilts. So naturally, I have an affinity for fabrics and dying, and I love batiks, and making my own dyed fabrics.

I take creativity and imagination and making art pretty seriously. I studied at a private art college for the last two years, before finally choosing a major that they did not offer. I enjoy swaps to see other people's talents and learn new techniques. I put a lot of effort and thought into every swap that I participate in. I do not flake. I always rate. If you have not received a swap from me, please pm me. If it doesn't arrive I will replicate the swap package, and make sure you receive something from me! I hate to be flaked on, and don't want to be that awful person flaking on someone else. Also, if you think I should have rated you and I haven't, feel free to pm me.

My blog is almost entirely images from swaps. I post images of things before I've sent them, as well (if you're my partner and like to be surprised, then be cautious!)

Favorite Music/Books/TV/Movies

Music: I love all kinds. I love Death Cab for Cutie, Ben Folds, Jeff Buckley, Hank Williams (Jr. and Sr), BB King, the Beatles, Aesop Rock, musicals: Rent, Wicked, Spring Awakening, Ave Q, Phantom of the Opera, TickTick Boom! to name a few. i like mellow, and sad music, but also quirky stuff that will make me smile. I like songs that tell stories. I'm not fond of techno or death metal.

Books: Harry Potter, On the Road, PostSecret, Allen Ginsberg, Pablo Neruda, Queen of Camelot, Sookie Stackhouse series, Life of Pi, Ray Bradbury, Dr. Seuss, Peter Pan, Maus I & II, The Fever, THE DAY I SWAPPED MY DAD FOR 2 GOLDFISH (beautiful illustrations, great childrens book). I looove children's books that are beautifully illustrated.

Television: Flight of the Concords, Weeds, United States of Tara, Trublood, The #1 Ladies Detective Agency, Family Guy, America's Next Top Model, Proj Runway, The Real Hustle, Entourage

Movies: I like documentaries and chic flicks. Anything that make me laugh.

Favorite Crafts

Printmaking (linoleum and wood cuts :), Books Arts; making paper and paper crafts, making postcards, ATCS and inchies. I also enjoy journaling, sewing, some quilting, like art quilts that are more loose and open. I like to make lil stuffed animals, lizards in particular for some reason, out of felt mostly. Painting (small canvas and murals-- I love how big spaces are so intimidating at first but then you have so much space to really get into it)

I love to try new things. This site is great for me to get new ideas and see what other people are doing. Sometimes you can get so stuffy in your own way of making things and don't realize there are other ways and techniques. And because of this site I've learned about inchies and dotee dolls and techniques like packing tape photo transfers!!


Ribbons, pretty yarns, Buttons, Beads (I collect evil eye beads too)

Fabrics (loove batik and hand dyed fabrics)

Stamps and Inks, any printmaking supplies (like linoleum and block printing inks, rollers)

Handmade papers of all kinds, from everywhere, and just beautiful papers

Mythology, and Nursery Rhymes/Fairy Tales

Postage Stamps, old and new, international

Handmade soaps and candles

cards, fortune telling cards, altered cards, unique playing cards

pop art (lichtenstein, warhol, jasper johns) Renaissance Early Christian art

flowers (pressed or images of)

images of outhouses, barns, Buddha, trains, symbols (love to learn new meanings behind images), old photographs (especially b/w) Victorian women pin-up models from first half of the 20th century

Peter Pan

I'm very much a 'vintage' person

Things with stories behind them, that have been touched before me, I don't mind things that are slightly worn but not damaged

random acts of kindness

Colors: blue and brown, green (cool colors are my favorites, but I love all colors Animals: lizards, dinosaurs, ducks, sparrows (birds), kittens/cats

I love when my partners include a personal note or card with their swaps. I like to find out how they put together their ATCs/inchies/etc. and if they used a special technique to decorate their swaps. If you do this, you've got a great chance at getting a heart! Not many people include how they made something, and I'm not interested in replicating your piece, just what you did to get to your finished piece. It's a great way to learn new techniques and whatnot!

I'm really open to things. I love to see new things, new imagery, learn new things. I don't want to bog anyone down, much less myself, with this stuff. None of it's "strict." It's just what comes to mind.


Glitter pens (won't use em)

Stickers in general

Smell of cigarette smoke


When it comes to language, erotic images, or other obscene images; I'm okay with it, if it's done tastefully or it's a specific swap (erotic atcs, obscene atcs, etc). I have no problems with these things when used in art, so long as they're not intended to offend.

I don't want to list too many dislikes because I'd hate for that to limit what a partner does in a swap. If you make something you love or would love to get, then I'll love it. Anything someone put thought into, I'll love and appreciate.


I am always up for private swaps

USA or International!! Please feel free to message me anytime about a private swap! ATCS, inchies, fabric (fat quarters or like 6" quares), or even just like a paper and ephemera swap! I've also recently gotten into making matchboxes! Would love to do small swaps of decorated and filled matchboxes.

If I'm overwhelmed by life at the time that you ask, it's not personal if I ask to do it in a few weeks or do it another time. Sometimes life happens. But I do loooove to do private swaps!

I reuse packaging

I pledge to rate!


Comment: I haven't heard anything from you. I will change the rating if something comes :).
NorthernBorder rated for Sharpie Art Atc Swap on Oct 24, 2009
Comment: My condolences on your family's loss. I will gladly change this rating if/when I hear from you.
LeonieP rated for Fantastic Fibers ATC swap on Sep 10, 2009
Comment: Thanks Julia again for the lovely package and goodies. Really loved the ATC's expecially the Paris one. Glad our exchange went well, Many Thanks :)
bettflow09 rated for 5" Batik Fabric Charms Swap on Jul 7, 2009
Comment: Thanks so much for the beautiful charms and all the extras:))) I absolutely love batiks!!!
caresalot rated for 5" Batik Fabric Charms Swap on Jul 6, 2009
Comment: Awesome Batiks.!.Thanks a million and for your genorousity also:)
Joy rated for Circus ATC on Jun 22, 2009
Comment: The card is great! Thank you for sharing your technique. How do I use the no fray stuff? I have never worked with fabric before, but after seeing your card I'd like to try it. Thanks for the extras too!!!
alliefierce rated for Obscene ATC's on Jun 16, 2009
Comment: Thank you Julia, I absolutely loved the Cards you sent me! They were wonderfully obscene and beautifully constructed. Thank you for putting so much time and effort into these, it really shows. Thanks again!
tesscalhoun rated for Zentangle Inchies on Jun 12, 2009
Comment: I love the Zentangle inchies, I found Zentangles on line a few months ago and have been doing them ever since. They are addictive. I love to swap ATCs and Zentanges so any time you want to swap one on one let me know. hugs, Tess
yomousey rated for Zentangle Inchies on Jun 12, 2009
Comment: Wow they were great! Thank you!
evsesh rated for Blank Notecard Quick Swap on Jun 6, 2009
Comment: cute notecards, thank you!
user1936 rated for Inchie Kit in a Matchbox on Jun 4, 2009
Comment: Sent a little extra and the matchbox was adorable! Communicated well.
Annet rated for Fabric ATC swap Julia & Annet on Jun 2, 2009
Comment: Wow, this is a very special package. I never knew you can put so much in an envelope! Your ATC's are gorgeous, the extra card is so pretty and the fabric is just yummie. You just spoiled me. I would give you more hearts if I could. Thank you for this great swap!
Response: Hehehe! Thank you for the heart! I'm glad you liked it!!
Comment: Thank you :)
Comment: All the land you have at your house looks like what my parents have! Their home sits on 140+ acres and they have 3 ponds and lots of animals there. Wish I still lived there, I could have sent some wonderful views of my home! Thank you for the wonderful pictures, I think I will turn some of them into postcards so I can pass them along! :D Thanks for the private swap!
Response: I'm glad to hear you enjoyed the pictures! Your parents' home must be beaauuuutiful! Wow, 140 acres! Thanks!
Suzanne rated for Quotecard Postcard #24 on May 27, 2009
Comment: Thanks for an awesome postie! Handmade, art quote, early send, and a Newsies fan? Yes, please!
Comment: Thanks so much for all of the images and lovely card
Marata rated for Quotecard Postcard #24 on May 26, 2009
Comment: beautiful artwork and quote. i think it could be used as a art quilt design. Thank you. I don't know what is wrong with the computer but it won't let me give you a heart???
Response: Computers are so touchy sometimes!! It's quite okay about the heart. I'm just glad you enjoyed the postcard!
Fritosmom rated for Quotecard Postcard #24 on May 26, 2009
Comment: Love the creativity the quote is so appropriate. thanks so much

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raven on Feb 27, 2010:

I hate seeing a good swapper go bad...But I have to ban you the monthly swappers group because of it...

doublesided on Sep 3, 2009:

Hi! Just a reminder that there are three group swaps in the Inchie Love Group that you still have time to sign up for!

Vintage Hallowe’en Inchies

Spooky Hallowe’en Inchies

Fishy Inchies

Hope to see you in the swaps!

Also if you have any ideas you want to suggest for future swaps, please let me know!

ChimpieArtist on Aug 16, 2009:

Hi! Check out my new swap Sharing Stamped Images

raven on Jul 19, 2009:


choke on Jun 9, 2009:

I've invited you to join the new ATC Contests group, I hope you'll join us for some competitive fun!

grimmlynn on Jun 6, 2009:

Inchie Love has another Group Swap listed! Come join in the fun: http://www.swap-bot.com/swap/show/38688

raven on Jun 6, 2009:

Click for a shortcut welcome

Thanks for joining us...Hope you enjoy the group

alliefierce on Jun 5, 2009:

I'm not easily offended. The more obscene the better!! Can't wait to see it!

bbsporty on Apr 29, 2009:

Welcome to Swap-bot!

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