Swap-bot Time: January 18, 2020 8:02 pm


Date Joined: July 4, 2008
Last Online: January 9, 2020
Birthday: November 29
Country: United States
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About Me

I rate within a day or two of receiving something, so if you haven't heard from me about something you sent, please do drop me a PM. I hate not being rated so I want to be sure to rate you!

I live just outside of the city of New York. I recently started freelancing, which means I can work from home (but must avoid the temptations of playing). I have two Wheaten Terriers who I adore ridiculously and a partner of more than 20 years. I am old enough to know better than to tell my age.


I like altered art, repurposed things, making the old into something new. Paper and boxes make me happy. I love odd and strange stuff. I like imagery of women, but not sentimental or prissy ones. I like mermaids, but I'm not big on fairies or angels. Love a nice goddess. I like textures of all kinds; I'm very tactile. I like gadgets and computers (I'm a tech geek). I am an animal lover, with a particular soft spot for giraffes (tiny giraffes!) and elephants.

I am always interested in seeing other peoples' art. Whatever you make, whatever inspires you, I want to see it!

I am very smitten with all things mail art and postal: postage new, old, and faux; rubber stamps, zines, hand made envelopes, etc. You get the idea.

I have a strange fondness for anthropomorphizing inanimate objects, especially from old cookbooks (like smiling eggplants or dancing wooden spoons).

If you send me a pamphlet cookbook from before 1960 with a woman on the cover, I'm yours forever.

More stuff I like:

  • Matchboxes and matchbox shrines
  • Amigurumi
  • ATCs
  • Zines
  • Vintage Cigarette Cards of all types and themes
  • Rubber stamps (but not the $1 kind please)
  • Vintage pamphlet cookbooks with a woman on the cover
  • Beautiful paper, handmade paper, exotic paper (not scrapbook paper)
  • Handmade things of all kinds
  • Boxes, containers, holders of all kinds, pockets

Themes or designs I like:

  • Postal things, stamps, airmail
  • Eggs
  • LGBT things
  • Humpty Dumpty
  • Ancient goddesses
  • Mermaids (not cutesy)
  • Giraffes (not cutesy)
  • Elephants (not cutesy)
  • Bees • Sea creatures


Things that are not ever welcome in my house:

  • Heavily perfumed things (candles, sachet, incense, etc. -- I have allergies)
  • Coconut and things that smell like coconut
  • Homophobia
  • Religious paraphernalia or propaganda

Things I don't care for or have no use for:

  • Food - candy, spices, tea, mixes, etc.
  • Cat stuff (don't hate 'em, just don't wanna swap 'em)
  • Precious Moments and similar sentimental or cutesy stuff
  • Angels
  • Disney
  • Tea & Coffee
  • Children's stuff
  • Earrings (I do not have pierced ears)
  • Teacher stickers
  • Things with inspirational sayings on them (like "breathe" or "dream"). I don't like being told how to feel. Unless it's something you made; that's different.
  • Page flags or post-it notes

I am also not a fan of babies with wings, or babies in dunce caps, or babies dressed in cute outfits to look like something else (Anne Geddes stuff), or that sort of thing. (Nothing against babies per se!).

ALLERGIES: I am allergic to cats, dogs (yes, I have dogs, but they are hypoallergenic -- some breeds are worse than others for me), mold, dust and cigarette smoke. Oh, and coconut. I'd appreciate your efforts to keep my swaps relatively free of the things that make me wheeze (especially the cat hair!). So, you know, just don't smoke while petting your cat and making my swap in a damp basement, and I"ll be okay.

Favorite Crafts

I make ATCs, digital collage, altered art, photography, rubber stamped things, matchbook shrines and other kinds of paper art.

I like a lot of crafts I'm not good at. I will try any craft once.

I really like scavenger hunts!


Panj rated for Stuff the Mailbox- Holiday Inspired on Jan 10, 2020
Comment: I am sorry but I never rec’d this swap. If I do I’ll be happy to rerate.
Comment: Thanks for the goodies...Happy Holidays
Comment: I loved the stickers and your very cute snowman!! Thanks so much!!
Response: Glad you liked it! Happy holidays!
Comment: Thank You
Comment: thank you! I actually really like these yellow stickers you included
swap4fun rated for Stuff the Mailbox- Holiday Inspired on Dec 21, 2019
Comment: Thank you and Merry Christmas!
Comment: Thank you for the fun goodies! Merry Christmas! :)
Comment: Nice swap! Thanks so much.
Tverne05 rated for Stuff the Mailbox- Holiday Inspired on Dec 19, 2019
Comment: Thank you so much for the card and items you sent. Merry Christmas!
Rose8990 rated for Stuff the Mailbox- Holiday Inspired on Dec 19, 2019
Comment: Thanks so much! :)
Comment: Thank you for an awesome swap and Merry Christmas!!
Comment: Thank you for the Christmas card and goodies
Comment: Thank you for everything you sent.
Comment: thanks so much
crescendo rated for PCFTE 2020 on Dec 8, 2019
Comment: I love how you captured your subject with such simplicity.
sassafrass rated for OSS: Rubber-stamped PC on Apr 15, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the awesome stamped Flatiron Building postcard!
Comment: Thank you for the nice cards! :)
Response: You're welcome! Glad you like them.

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OrigamiGrace on Dec 30, 2019:

Happy New Year from CPG!


CurlyTea on Nov 30, 2018:

Happy Birthday!

Heirloom on Aug 30, 2018:

If you have a fall birthday (Sept-Nov) and would welcome profile greetings from fellow UHM members on your special day, be sure to post your birth date (month & date only) in the UHM group forum!

crescendo on Feb 10, 2018:

Thank you for the Blind Valentine of awesomeness. Beloved Husband, lol. Today I received one for wife and one for husband. That was a lot of fun. I'm sorry the one I sent you first when I thought of it was so boring! I should have done do-overs. I might just go buy a bunch of random blind ones to send at random times in the year. It would be fun to do for birthdays too. Also, thank you for getting the surprise swag from the PCFE exhibit. That was very cool that you got to go and now I have actual keepsake to remember. I think I may even throw it at the feet of my happy jar. FF. MT.

Jessicat on Dec 29, 2017:

From the WIYM: Jan Stocking Stuffer. Thank you Deluxx for the purple gardening gloves. I do love to garden and often find myself without any gloves and I love this shade of purple you picked.


CurlyTea on Nov 29, 2017:

OrigamiGrace on Oct 5, 2017:

From Cheap Postage Group!


yvonne401 on Feb 1, 2017:

Welcome to Cold Hands Warm Heart! It's great to have you here!

GeeLuv on Jan 25, 2017:

Thanks for adding to my "challenging" Pass & Paste pc with the 2 circles :-) Lovely mandala!

lloydp on Jan 9, 2017:

Thanks for joining the Jan Bingo in Butterfly Lovers Group. Hope you are getting lots of words.


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