Swap-bot Time: February 22, 2019 10:45 am


Date Joined: July 25, 2011
Last Online: February 22, 2019

Country: United States

February 2019

I live in a small house with a very furry beast named Coco. My apologies in advance for the single dog hair that will make its way into your swap no matter what I do to keep it out.

I'm a retired public-school educator. My favorite years were those working with first and second graders. I find six- and seven-year-olds to be funny, honest, loving and absolutely delightful. I miss the daily hugs and laughter.

In the past few years I've lost several people I love. The most recent was my dear SIL who died in May. She was a one-of-a-kind friend who always went out of her way to encourage me and make me believe I could do anything. She loved learning about the crafts I encountered on Swap-bot and was especially drawn to mail art, making beautiful envies, usually embellished calendar pages, to carry the countless cards and letters she sent to family and friends. Just logging in here reminds me of happy hours spent crafting together and fun conversations centering on the surprising art forms I was always discovering on the Bot. I will be forever grateful to this site for giving us that wonderful connection.

I Mainly Swap:

  • ATCs

  • Collages

  • Inchies

  • Mail Art

  • Mixed Media

  • Monoprints

  • Paper Crafts

  • Photography

  • Pocket Letters

  • Twinchies

  • Zentangles

  • Zines

My Favorite Supplies Are:

  • 1/4" Red Double-Sided Super Sticky Tape

  • Acrylic Paint

  • Acrylic Mediums

  • ATC Blanks (Bristol Vellum)

  • Bristol Vellum

  • Carving Blocks (For Rubber Stamps)

  • Gelli Plates

  • Micron Pens

  • Miyuki Seed Beads

  • Paper Doilies

  • Polymer Clay

  • Prismacolor Pencils

  • Rubber Stamps

  • Sakura Gelly Roll Pens (White)

  • Scor Tape

  • Shrinky Dinks Sheets

  • Stencils (Plastic)

  • Stickers

  • Stickles

  • Tissue Paper (White)

  • Toho Seed Beads

  • Used Postage (Stamps In Matching Pairs)

  • Washi Tape

My Aesthetic:

  • Bright, saturated colors

  • Quirky

  • Whimsical

  • White detailing

I Like:

  • Baking

  • Beachcombing

  • Birds

  • Black tea

  • Boho chic

  • Canopies

  • Catriking

  • Chihuly

  • Christmas carols


  • Coffee shops

  • Colorado National Monument

  • Crested Butte, CO

  • Cross-country skiing

  • Daisies

  • Drum music

  • English handbells

  • Fall

  • Fairytales

  • Fireflies

  • FLOW magazine

  • Hoop earrings

  • Houses

  • Irish pubs

  • Jack-o-lanterns

  • Kokeshi dolls

  • Luminaries

  • Mary Oliver

  • Maxi skirts

  • Mountains

  • Oahu, HI

  • Pinochle

  • Poetry

  • Polka dots

  • Poppies

  • Prisms

  • Project Runway

  • Mice

  • Rabbits

  • Rocking chairs

  • Spirals

  • Spring flowers

  • Stained-glass windows

  • String lights

  • VOLCANO candles from Capri Blue

  • WEE FOREST FOLK sculptures

  • Wreaths


LizzyJo rated for PVT: Coin Banner Installment #2 on Feb 2, 2019
Comment: I absolutely LOVE my trio of wing themed coins. They are beautiful! I was already smiling when I saw how awesome the envie was, then I smiled even more when I saw the coins. Thank you so much Allison.
Response: So glad you like them! Thanks for the swap and the heart. See you again in a few weeks. :-)
zoev1975 rated for PVT: Personal Best on Jan 3, 2019
Comment: I must confess to being confused. You messaged me and put in your note that you were worried I might not like them. You were right, I don't like them. I ABSOLUTELY BLINKING LOVE THEM! Honestly, you should have way more confidence in your abilities, the earrings are absolutely beautiful. They are exactly my style, and if I were choosing earrings in a store, I would pick these. I know I am going to be wearing them so often. Thank you does not cover my gratitude xxxxx
Response: Whew! That's great news, Zoe! I'm so glad they actually are your style! I'm also very happy that we both received out pieces in the same time frame. Thanks so much for swapping with me. It's always a pleasure. :-)
LizzyJo rated for PVT: Coin Banner Installment #1 on Dec 29, 2018
Comment: I L♥VE my celestial coins---they are beautiful works of art. And I like that you named them. What awesome happy mail! Thank you so much, Allison.
TC rated for CS Doggo ATC on Sep 20, 2018
Comment: Oh, how fun to get a swap from you!! I love how you carried the dog theme through the whole swap, and of course the ATC is just wonderful. One of my very best doggies was a boxer who came to us via the local shelter. And can I just say your handwriting is beautiful? I'm jealous! Thank you so much for brightening my day. :)
Response: My dog's best friend at the shelter was a boxer. According to their foster mom, they had waaaaay too much fun together. :-) I'm so glad you liked your swap and look forward to swapping with you again!
Comment: Your book is awesome. A work of art! I love it.
Response: I'm so glad you like the journal. That project was a lot of fun. Thank you for the heart.
Bhindblueeyes rated for FS: SOC_July on Aug 7, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the letter!!! Def had some SOC going there :) Thank you so much for joining!!
piratecaptainmo rated for FS: Senders Choice ATC on Aug 3, 2018
Comment: What a wonderful little piece of kitty cat art! I just love it!
Comment: What a truly gorgeous ATC! It's fantastic! Thanks for the detailed description of your process. Love the effects you generated.
Comment: Thank you so much for the handmade envies. I love everyone of them. 😍
IsadoraWing rated for Offee on Feb 12, 2018
Comment: It is wonderful!!! I immediately ate 2 pieces and tried to leave it alone for the rest of the day. Was successful for about six hours, haha! Thank you SO much for the cards you put in the box as well! I love Harper's birds. Thanks again!!
Response: I'm drinking a cup of Lighthouse this very moment as I'm checking messages and am very glad to read that you like the toffee. I think we both scored! That was a fun swap. Thanks!
Comment: Wow, that was quite a "postcard". I can't believe you cut out all those flower shapes. Definitely an extra special swap!
LizzyJo rated for PVT: Zentangle-Themed Pocket Letter on Jan 24, 2018
Comment: Oh happy mail day! (You even included stickers that back that up.) I love how your Pocket Letter turned out. It's awesome. I love the tangles, the quote, the floating snowflakes, and the very generous assortment of goodies. It amazed me that even with a very open swap description, both our interpretations were pretty similar. I would give you basket full of hearts if I could. ♥♥♥
Response: We did something similar??? I'm very curious to see what you made now! Maybe tomorrow. (Mail always seems to be slower traveling in this direction.) I'm glad you like what I sent. Thanks a bunch for the basket of hearts. :-)
Comment: Soooo Pretty Allison! I'll have to find some of that flocking powder to try for myself. Thanks!
Response: I actually wanted to send you flocking powder as an extra because I didn't have anything on your wish list, but I've had it for years and can't find it now. I'll keep an eye out for it. :-) Thanks so much for the rating and heart!
LizzyJo rated for Pvt: LahDeeDah and Colin Swap on Nov 16, 2017
Comment: Guess what awesome thing showed up in Colin's mail box today....."Colin Mows" is the coolest thing ever! He loves it, and so do I. You outdid yourself Allison. I hope you don't have to wait too long for his to show up in your mailbox.
Response: Wow. That was speedy delivery! I'm so glad he likes his book. That last picture is supposed to be a front-end loader moving the first row of snow, but the printing company cut most of it off. Those little devils. I'm looking forward to seeing what the two of you made! :-)
naturenerd3 rated for SUSA - Pink Christmas Tree ATC on Nov 13, 2017
Comment: I love, love, love this ATC. Thank you!
Response: Yay! So glad I got to send it to you, then! Thanks :-)
donetta rated for "We Go Together" Twinchies on Oct 30, 2017
Comment: Allison, this was such a wonderful swap theme...and I love your "x" and "o" twinchies! Now the song is running through MY mind! I hope my partner enjoys her twinchies as much as I enjoy receiving yours!
Response: What a nice rating comment! Thank you! And thank you for participating in this challenge. It was fun :-)
Comment: Such a stunningly beautiful pc! Thank you very much, Alison!
Response: I'm so glad you like it! Thank you for participating in this swap. :-)
Tinker60 rated for TPP: The ABCs (Again) - J on Mar 23, 2016
Comment: Thanks for the great Juneau PC. My collection that includes capitols is really of the actual capitol building; however, I love seeing the actual capitol city and wonder how it must be to leave there. Thanks again and I hope you're having a great week ~~
Response: Rats! I was afraid you might be collecting the actual buildings. I'll be on the lookout for the capitol building and send it to you if I find one. :-) Thanks for the heart!
zoev1975 rated for PVT: Sweet Revenge on Mar 21, 2016
Comment: There really are no words to express my gratitude for this swap. Your generosity and kindness are truly without measure. The care, time, money and love that went into that box shone out the moment I opened it. I still cannot believe how many wonderful things you sent. The sweets!!!! I cannot wait to try them all! The wonderful pieces of amethyst are going on my shelf of awesomeness! and truly, there is simply too much to list here, but please know that you have made me feel so special. I actually sat and cried while I was opening everything because I could not believe that someone had gone to so much trouble for me. As you know I have been feeling very down and disheartened about swap-bot just lately, but you have restored my faith in humanity. The words are not enough, but they are all I have right now, so Thank You.
Response: I had so much fun shopping for you, Zoe! The merchants in the little stores on Main Street got an especially huge kick out of helping me find things to fit the "Flora and Fauna" bill. They all know each other, so they were giving me ideas about where to find what. Now I need to host a scavenger hunt swap of some kind so I'll have an excuse to get back down there and do that again! Thanks for swapping with me. ♥ It was a blast!
Manifest rated for BMAG: Photo Montage ATC on Feb 22, 2016
Comment: This was one of the most beautiful ATCs I have ever received. Thank you for putting all of that care and attention on your cards.
Response: I'm so glad you like it. Thank you for participating and for the timely rating.

Rating Overview

Overall Hearts Stars Hosted
5.0000 214 78 80
Completed Fives Threes Ones
181 216 0 0
Type 1 Type 2 Type 3 Uncategorized
0 35 146 0
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kiddomerriweather on Feb 20, 2019:

OMGoodness! Thank you soooooo very much for the Make me an ATC in my favorite theme PF tag! The ATC you made of me as Abby from NCIS is so great and hilarious! I laughed so hard that my cat flew off the bed. LOL! It is one of the best and my favorite ATC's I've ever received. You're simply the best! Yes, I mean that as a Cher pun. Love you, gal!

VivaLaDiane on Feb 19, 2019:

Paige1900 on Feb 14, 2019:

wink wink

joybells2426 on Feb 6, 2019:

Thank you for the happy mail postcard! It brightened my mailbox today!

spotteddogs on Feb 5, 2019:

Thank you for the sweet note and postage stamps! I am glad you are enjoying the art supplies - I am enjoying the extra space! Hugs to you and Coco.

CurlyTea on Feb 4, 2019:

Thanks for the Happy Mail. It is very much appreciated!

stephiedee on Feb 1, 2019:

ᴛʜᴀɴᴋ ʏᴏᴜ ☆☆☆ for the awesome altered postcard for OMAE happy mail! I immediately thought outerspace when I saw it...and the blue and white dots remind me of evil eyes. 😃

spotteddogs on Jan 23, 2019:

Thank you for the cute postage stamps for the orphaned craft supplies trade! Love them!

piratecaptainmo on Jan 7, 2019:

Your tea RAK arrived today and I can't wait to have a cuppa! I think I'll have one right now actually. Thank you so much!

Paige1900 on Dec 3, 2018:

Small citrus fruit - kumquats

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