Swap-bot Time: July 20, 2024 9:30 pm


Date Joined: July 25, 2011
Last Online: April 3, 2024
Birthday: January 19
Country: United States
My Etsy Favorites


. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . TO MY WORLD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

I live on the edge of a cliff in a high desert valley in Colorado with my mother and the world famous Coco the Wonder Dog. We're all old ladies here. Some more than others. We spend our time drinking hot beverages, chillaxing in rocking chairs, watching "Jeopardy" and "Wheel of Fortune," eating Jell-o in various forms, doing word search puzzles, observing wild birds through the window and remembering the good old days. Sometimes I sign up for a swap but we all participate in the event. The eldest member of the group contributes by campaigning for the swap to remain in this house stuck to the refrigerator where it would be more fully appreciated. The youngest participant enjoys donating black fur, especially if tape of any kind is involved.

If you're up for an exchange, I'm interested in swapping:

  • inchies

  • mail art

  • postcards

  • fabric scraps

  • art to abandon

  • handmade envies

  • handmade swap cards

  • handmade sealing labels

  • collages and collage elements

  • hand carved stamps and images

  • ATCs - painted, drawn or stitched by hand

  • Gelli prints and items made from Gelli prints

My Favorites:


  • Bluebells
  • California Poppies
  • Common Daisies
  • Johnny-Jump-Ups
  • Lilies of the Valley
  • Oriental Poppies
  • Pine Trees
  • Snowdrops
  • Sundancer Daisies


  • American Goldfinches
  • Black-Capped Chickadees
  • Bumblebees
  • Cats
  • Dark-Eyed Juncos
  • Dogs
  • Foxes
  • Hedgehogs
  • Honeybees
  • Mice
  • Rabbits


  • Circles
  • Polka Dots
  • Snowflakes
  • Spirals
  • Starbursts
  • Stripes


I've met very few colors I don't like with the exception of muddy mixes. Although I'm happy with most any color or color combination, I tend to be drawn to:

  • delicate white detailing on dark backgrounds
  • pops of black with saturated brights
  • cherry red
  • fuschia
  • sunny yellows
  • bright greens, both warm and cool


  • Chairs
  • Drip and Drizzle
  • Dynamic Duos
  • Experimental Art
  • Everyday Life
  • Fairy Tales
  • Forest Folk
  • Great Artists
  • Houses
  • Miniature Masterpieces
  • Mirror Images
  • Night Vision
  • Ordinary to Extraordinary
  • Out of Place
  • Poetry of Mary Oliver
  • Portraiture
  • Shattered Images
  • Shoes
  • Tracing Shadows
  • Weird and Whimsical
  • Winter Wonderland


  • Caran D'Ache Aquarelle Crayons
  • Daniel Smith Watercolors
  • Dip Pens
  • Gel Pens
  • Gel Plates
  • Golden Paints and Mediums
  • Gouache
  • India Ink
  • Micron Fineliner Pens
  • Posca Pens
  • Prismacolor Pencils
  • Scor Tape
  • Stabilo Woody 3-in-1 Pencils
  • Stickers
  • Stickles
  • Tape Runners
  • Washi Tape
  • Wet-Strength Tissue Paper

No Thank You

  • I generally don't like chunky ATCs with several factory-made embellishments glued to them. I prefer little pieces of original art rendered by hand with little to no mass-produced elements incorporated in the design.

  • I have a thing about spiders. We get along perfectly well if we don't see each other. If we do happen to cross paths all hell breaks loose. Please don't even think of sending an image of a spider to my mailbox. My mailbox and I thank you.

  • I hate receiving swaps in which the guidelines weren't followed. That puts me in the awkward position of pointing out the error and asking for a resend, leaving a 3 rating or ignoring the situation which damages my reputation and isn't fair to the SB community. Thank you for taking a moment to review the directions before mailing your swap.

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stephiedee rated for CPE DIY Decorative Papers on Mar 13, 2024
Comment: Thank you for the interesting papers - glad you enjoyed the swap!
LizzyJo rated for PVT: I Doodle, Do You? on Mar 6, 2024
Comment: Your mandala is lovely. Thank you for inviting me along on this artsy adventure. You helped me lure my muse out of hiding. I'm sorry your journey was more difficult for you than you expected. Thanks for including some marker paper for me to experiment on. I can't wait to use it.
Oneartcookie5 rated for CPE Painty Papers on Feb 26, 2024
Comment: Thank you for making sure I got my swap. You went above and beyond. I really appreciate it.
Aeon rated for CPE Handmade Supplies: Stamped Images on Feb 1, 2024
Comment: Thank you for the assortment of stamped images! Loved the envelope!
Comment: What a superbly amazing interpretation of Vivaldi's Winter in a painting. Excellently done. Thank you so much!
Response: Thank you for the kind rating. Happy swapping :-)
BusyB rated for PVT: What is Friend? on Dec 23, 2023
Comment: The resend arrived today! Thank you for the beautiful shaker card and your cute handwritten recipe card. I loved your favorite Christmas memory you shared with me. The handmade sticker on back of the envelope is really pretty, a tulip! I can't remember if you told me or not but did you make it? Merry Christmas to you and your family! 🌲❤️
Response: Woohoo!!! I'm still a tiny bit hopeful the first envie will show up one day so you can make earrings out of the matching recipe cards :-D I can't thank you enough for doing this swap with me. Even with the mail glitch I had a lot of fun putting your swap(s) together and interacting with you. You are lovely. Merry Christmas! P. S. I did make the sealing label on the back :-)
Comment: Thank you so much for the great swap! Every aspect of the swap was lovely and coordinated. I love the labels, note card, and decorated envie. The designs are so delicate. You always send the best swaps.
Response: My zentangling friend and her muse inspired me :-) So glad you like it. Thanks for the lovely rating.
Manonroberts rated for CPG 2023 Snowman ATC - Global on Dec 11, 2023
Comment: Thank you so much for this brilliant ATC, have you had any snow in your area lately?
Response: We have had some snow, but it's mainly gone by now. We'll get most of our winter's worth in January and February. I hope you're feeling better! Thank you for the prompt rating.
luv2kraft rated for OATC: Mixed Media Collage ATC on Dec 5, 2023
Comment: Iam extremely please with your great creative ATC. Thanks very much and extra hearts for you. 💕 i
Response: Oh, good! Thanks for the heart :-)
Sonya rated for CPG: Clair de Lune ATC - Global on Nov 14, 2023
Comment: 5 hearts to you, Allison! Your HD/HP unicorn is incredibly beautiful. Just a stunning piece of art. Thanks so much.
Response: Thank you for the kind rating. I'm so glad you like the ATC. Happy swapping :-)
DaisyNY rated for CPG: Painterly Handmade PC - USA on Nov 9, 2023
Comment: Oh wow! Thank you - I might eve frame this one.
Response: Woohoo! Glad you like it :-)
Ac2052 rated for CPG: Button Eyes ATC - USA on Nov 6, 2023
Comment: Love, love LOVE this! Thank you so much, and sorry for the rating delay!❤️❤️❤️
Response: I enjoyed making her for you. Thanks so much for the rating and heart! Happy swapping :-)
Comment: What a beautiful little Mushroom House! I absolutely love it and the envie and the card. I'd give five hearts if I could. And thank you for encouraging words. You've made my Sunday!!
Response: I'm glad you like the ATC. I really enjoyed making it for you and think it's great that we got to trade a monster for a mushroom :-) Thanks for the kind rating. Looking forward to swapping with you again in the future.
Comment: I love your tags! They are so artsy and beautiful. I'm going to have a hard time deciding which to keep and which to abandon. Thank you for my Happy Mail Day.
Response: My pleasure, buddy. Thanks for hosting this swap and for helping me learn to love tags :-)
luv2kraft rated for CPG 2023 Lil Monsters ATC - US on Sep 26, 2023
Comment: Thank you got the wonderful Lil monster.Extra special for being personalized. Extra hearts if I could. Love the little house mouse card. That's how I like my green olives.lol .
Response: I'm so glad you found that ugly little guy heartworthy! I had a lot of fun making him for you. Thanks so much for the prompt rating and the heart. I appreciate it :-)
e2java rated for CPG: A Pesky Guest - Global on Sep 14, 2023
Comment: Thank you for the very long list of your requirements. I think it is very reasonable. It seems that we have a lot in common with one exception - I am an extrovert so I might be too draining for you. The funniest part is that I left your letter on the kitchen counter and my husband read it. I received a text message from him asking if this was serious and did we need to rent an RV and head to Memphis :)
Response: LOL! I felt bad when I finished your letter because I didn't even want to be around "me" by the end of it. What a jerk! Ha! Thanks for participating. It got me back into swapping after an extended break. Hope to see you again under better circumstances :-)
LizzyJo rated for PVT~ Zentangle related goodie on Feb 7, 2022
Comment: This swap blew me away! Not only is the Tangle Book of Kells great, but the cards are over the top awesome. (I didn't even know they existed.) Your generosity will help to restart my lagging tangleosity. Thank you soooooo much! You deserve a big bunch of hearts.
Response: You're welcome! So glad you liked it. And thank YOU for being awesome, in general :-)
jamicam rated for Private Birthday Swap on Jan 19, 2022
Comment: WONDERFUL! What a perfect birthday package to receive from you. I feel so seen and understood. Each item is exactly right and filled me with joy. And the wrapping paper was so pretty! A wonderful swap – thank you so very much!!! If you ever want to do a private swap again, I’m all in. Happy Birthday Allison!!!!
Response: I'm so glad you enjoyed your birthday gifts! That was lots of fun and I'm thankful that you floated the idea out there. We'll have to do it again next year. :-) I will be opening mine this evening and will be back to rate you then. Have a wonderful birthday!
LizzyJo rated for PVT: Slogging To Journalia on Aug 16, 2021
Comment: What an awesome explosion of color, shapes and texture! It takes my breath away! Thank you for sharing your art journal adventure with me. (It always amazes me how different our swaps turn out.)
Response: Our swaps are quite different, aren't they? I'm glad you like my frenetic approach to art journaling. I should have warned you not to look at it before bedtime. I'm afraid the burst of activity will keep you up all night. LOL! Thanks for the rating, matey!
Comment: This is really lovely, Allison, thank you. And a nice, neat back as well! Xx
Response: Yay! I'm so glad it arrived. Thanks a bunch for swapping with me. That was a fun challenge :-)

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fishsteak on Feb 8, 2024:

Thanks so much for the LouPaper postcards for my CPG January wishlist! I feel so spoiled, I love them. Her stuff makes me really want to try and improve my watercolor skills.

simcoe54 on Feb 3, 2024:

CPG: January Wishes -- Wow, it felt like I hit the hockey card jackpot. Thanks so so much for these!!!!

bluerose3 on Jan 31, 2024:

Thank you for the postcards from CPG January Wish list.

Stepht on Jan 31, 2024:

LOL I had to laugh about the medicare comment. Gee I hope it will be around when it's time! lol! I'm glad you liked the stickers :) I hope you had a nice birthday too!

jamicam on Jan 20, 2024:

Happy Birthday to you, too, Allion! And your mom! How sweet of you to remember me.


Giddyanni on Jan 3, 2024:

Godt Nytår fra Denmark! 🥳 Happy New Year!

Manonroberts on Dec 25, 2023:

Nadolig llawen o Gymru / Merry Christmas from Wales :)

kiddomerriweather on Dec 25, 2023:

Merry Christmas!!! Love the sparkly, oh so kawaii tree!

spotteddogs on Dec 25, 2023:

Merry Christmas to you, too! I was just thinking of you yesterday! We bought some land in Thompson Springs, UT which is pretty close to GJ. We hope to build a little place next year - maybe we can schedule a craft weekend!

user6937 on Dec 25, 2023:

Thank you for the nice Christmas gif - hope you have a wonderful day and a very Happy New Year!

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