Swap-bot Time: July 13, 2020 11:32 pm


Date Joined: April 2, 2020
Last Online: July 13, 2020

Country: United States

About Me

Hi there! πŸ‘‹πŸ˜Š

My name is Mel and I am a pet mommy, living in an old, (1800's) farmhouse in rural, northeastern PA with my roommate, dog and kitty cats. :)

Happy mail is my favorite way to connect with the outside world and I love putting together special packages to make people smile.

I try really hard to put thought into each and every package I send to make it special for the person receiving it, so if you ever do not receive a swap or tag from me, PLEASE message me before rating, as I ALWAYS send what I promise in good faith! ALSO: If I do not rate you within a reasonable amount of time, please message me as well! Sometimes I can be a "scatterbrain", but it is never intentional! Oh! And one last thing... if there is ever an issue with something I send (like I forgot to include something, or there was not enough postage), PLEASE let me know so I can fix it before rating. ALL of my swaps go directly to the post office to be weighed, but they HAVE made a mistake before, so just let me know.

I do the majority of my shopping online, especially for happy mail goodies. 😊 Etsy is my favorite site to shop at! So many cute and gorgeous things! πŸ’™

Boring, Yet Important Health Stuff:

I suffer from agoraphobia, depression, panic disorder, social anxiety disorder and PTSD therefore do not leave my home very often.

I am also a type 2 diabetic with fibromyalgia, neuropathy, and a slew of other health issues. I am a stage 1 uterine cancer survivor! I am soon to be getting tested for lupus. HOWEVER, I do not let my physical/mental health issues define me as a person and I do not talk about them very often unless something major is going on. I like to try my best to remain as positive and upbeat as possible because life is too short to not be as happy as you can be.

Thank you for taking the time to read and I look forward to swapping with you all. Wishing you a bright and beautiful day!

Favorite Crafts

Altered Objects, Art Dolls, Art Journals, ATC's, Bookmarks, Card-Making, Decos, Envelope-Decorating, Glue Books, Jewelry-Making, Junk Journals, Matchboxes (Large or small, decorated & filled), Mixed-Media Art, Painting, Paper Crafts, Pocket Letters, Slams, Zentangles & Zines.

A few of my favorite things...

Colors ~

I love almost all colors, but my favorites would have to be teal/turquoise, purples, blues and pinks. (I love all shades of those colors!) I also love metallic colors, especially gold and color combos: pink/gold, purple/gold, black/gold and blue/silver. But seriously... I love all the colors. :)

Themes/Characters ~

70's, Alice In Wonderland, Breakfast At Tiffany's, Christmas, Coffee/Tea, Eeyore, Flowers (Forget-Me-Nots, Sunflowers, Bleeding Hearts and yellow or rainbow roses), Gnomes, Halloween, Kawaii (Especially BonBonRibbon, Charmmy Kitty, Gudetama, Hello Kitty, Hummingmint, Korilakkuma, Little Twin Stars, Milky Shy Cat, My Melody, Rilakkuma & Sentimental Circus), Little Red Riding Hood, Retro, Shabby Chic, Steampunk, Tinkerbell, Vintage, Victorian, Woodland Animals, & Winnie The Pooh.

Collections ~

ATC's, books, dolls, hand-made by you things, hat boxes & other pretty boxes, journals (junk journals and the guided/interactive/self-help kind with prompts), Kawaii, Pioneer Woman, plushies of my favorite animals, tarot decks (for the artwork) & zines.

Animals ~

(Pets): dogs & cats.

(To collect or admire in the wild): alpacas, bears, birds, chipmunks, bunnies, deer (especially fawns), foxes, groundhogs, hedgehogs, lemurs, llamas, meerkats, raccoons, red pandas, snow leopards, tigers & wolves.

Things I will love you FOREVER for!:

Anything hand-made/hand-written by YOU... especially art dolls, ATC's, books/journals you decorated, bookmarks, cards, envelopes, ephemera, favorite recipes of yours to try, decorated & filled matchboxes, penpal letters, poetry, song lyrics, stories & zines.

cute/pretty letter sets

cute/pretty stickers

cute/pretty washi samples


happy mail stickers

pretty/vintage lace in my favorite colors

return address labels


vintage ephemera, especially Christmas, Halloween & Valentine's.

Allergies & Dislikes

I am allergic to chamomile, seafood, walnuts, cigarette smoke & bees, so please do not send me any of those things... especially the bees!

I am type 2 diabetic, so please, no food items.

As for "dislikes"... there is not much I dislike, but the two biggest things for me would be anything satanic or anything to do with animal cruelty. Other than that, I am a pretty open-minded and non-judgemental type of person. :)


Aurora1 rated for What do you look like? ATC swap #01 on Jul 13, 2020
Comment: I am so impressed by your artistic skills! And thank you for all of the extras (such cute stickers!) and the short letter describing yourself! I will write soon.
captkristi rated for Flower power ATC on Jul 11, 2020
Comment: Thank you.
Response: You are welcome. :o)
Tara rated for ATC Supplies #1 on Jul 10, 2020
Comment: Thank you for all the great stuff!
Response: You are so welcome! :o) Thank you for rating and the heart.
SkyFairies rated for Kawaii Mail πŸ’Œ ! on Jul 10, 2020
Comment: I just want to start off by saying I ABSOLUTELY LOVED this swap!! You went above and beyond, and everything you gave me was so kawaii! You even gave me some memos that I've been looking for so thank you so much! I actually continued this swap and there's a Kawaii Mail #2 currently up if you'd like to sign up again!
Response: I am so glad you are happy with what I sent. As you know, I am in the 2nd one as well... and we are partners once again! Lol. Thank you for the rating and heart. :o)
ddoherty6138 rated for Stained Glass ATC on Jul 10, 2020
Comment: Making me a cat stain glass ATC is the best. Also love your ATC info back. Thanks
Response: You are welcome. I am glad you like it. Thank you for the rating and the heart. :o)
Comment: Thank you for the β€œchatty” letter. πŸ₯°. I will write back soon!
Response: Thank you, Shana, for the rating and the heart! Looking forward to hearing from you. :o)
LavenderSprinkles rated for Mental Health Check on Jul 6, 2020
Comment: So sorry to hear about the fur babies. My cat and kittens ran away it seems. Then a deer on the land a baby fawn passed away. It was heartbreaking. All of this in a week's time. I hope you will be well and find solace in this disheartening time. Take care and stay well.
fortannam rated for "Dress up" their "to-go" cups! on Jul 4, 2020
Comment: Thank you SO much for the fabric and lace coffee sleeve! It is wonderful!!
Comment: Thank you so much for such an amazing swap! You have a lot of mini memo pads that I have my eyes on! Thank you for sharing.
NRGordon rated for Handmade Bookmark Swap! on Jun 25, 2020
Comment: Thanks for the nice book mark, the PC and your note.I would love to visit Scotland as I have ancestry from there. Maine is beautiful but, if you come in the spring, bring insect repellant.
Sequoia183 rated for Upcycled ATC on Jun 23, 2020
Comment: remembrances. Was amazing Mel, thank you!
Comment: Thank you for the memos, and the cute extras! Love the tea and stickers <3 Thank you for a fun swap :D Happy swapping!
Paula71 rated for Kawaii Sticker Flakes Swap USA #21 on Jun 13, 2020
Comment: Such a fun envelope to open up today!! Thank you so much for all the kawaii goodies! I already used a couple of the stickers in my journaling for today. And the teas sound so yummy, I can't wait to try them! Hope you are having a great weekend!
Mindy82671 rated for "Dress up" their "to-go" cups! on Jun 12, 2020
Comment: Loved the coffee sleeve! I’m going to find a use for the beautiful fabric you wrapped around it in my future craftingπŸ’– Thank you
Comment: Thank you, thank you, thank you!!! I love them so much! Especially the chocolate one- I recognize it! Aldi has such good chocolate! The tea one is so lovely, and strawberries! So pretty!! That is the first zentangle one I have gotten. And I love the layers on the Kawaii one. I LOVED swapping with you, thanks so much!
Ellevee rated for Pen pal surprise on Jun 6, 2020
Comment: I cannot even express how much I loved this (although I tried in my reply lol) even the envelope was wonderful!!!! I wish I could give a million hearts for how it made me feel. My reply is already in the mail, so happy to have started our new friendship!!! πŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œ
tonat80 rated for Ribbon Sampler on Jun 6, 2020
Comment: What a great selection of ribbons! Thanks a lot!!
Response: You are so welcome! Glad you like them. :o) Thank you for the rating and the heart. <3
Ladyadybug rated for Washi Tapes : Florals on Jun 4, 2020
Comment: Thanks for your washi and letter! I will write back soon :)
Response: You are very welcome and I can't wait to hear from you! Thank you for rating and also for the heart. <3 (((Hugs)))
MallowCat rated for Wishy Washi Friends on Jun 1, 2020
Comment: I received your parcel and letter a couple of days ago, thank you! The washi samples are beautiful and I really enjoyed the letter, too. I appreciate the detail and I will reply a little bit later, since there were some neat conversation starters that I'd love to continue, if that's OK.
Response: Thank you so much! I am so glad you liked it and I would LOVE to be penpals with you! <3
TryshaH81 rated for Two Blank Letter Sets Swap on Jun 1, 2020
Comment: Love the cute sets and extras! Thank you
Response: You are so welcome. :o) Thank you for the great rating!

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Nevi2018 on May 11, 2020:

Leaving Kindness 2020 - Because who doesn't need kindness in a time like now!! Right!!

I see your a Newbie so my Best Advice would be that you should go slow...don't get involved into too much...And be prompt...(Which I never am) LOL

NeronNebula on May 10, 2020:

You are loved and amazing! Thanks for being you! πŸ§‘πŸ’›πŸ’šπŸ’™πŸ’œπŸ–€

LiliLuv on May 10, 2020:

You are wonderful and your are worthy! Take good care of yourself! β™‘ β™‘ β™‘

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