Swap-bot Time: November 22, 2017 12:30 pm


Date Joined: July 25, 2011
Last Online: November 22, 2017

Country: United States

About Me

I live in Colorado with a very hairy beast named Coco. My apologies in advance for that single dog hair that will make its way into your swap even though I've done everything humanly possible to keep it out.

I've fallen in love with Japanese seed beads. I like to weave them into bracelets and necklaces on kumihimo looms, sometimes throwing in other varieties of beads to give the jewelry sparkle or to add a bit of pop. I'm learning to make beaded beads and have mastered a few different beading stitches. I'm also in the early stages of experimenting with adding other materials (like PMC, wire, polymer clay, resin and paper) to my creations to make one-of-a-kind pieces.

I enjoy drawing and tend to lean more toward realism when using pencils and zentangled designs when working with pens.

I love mail art. It makes me happy to think of those little bits of art traveling through the postal system giving the people who handle the mail something unusual to look at.

My favorite thing in my craft room is my Gelli plate. I love playing with acrylic paint, experimenting with color combinations and finding interesting items around the house and in nature to serve as lift or resist tools.


I Swap:

  • ATCs

  • Collages

  • Inchies

  • Mail Art

  • Monoprints

  • Paper Crafts

  • Photos

  • Pocket Letters

  • Twinchies

  • Zentangles

  • Zines


My Favorite Supplies Are:

  • Baloney Tape

  • Micron Pens

  • Prismacolor Pencils

  • Rubber Stamps

  • Stickers

  • Stickles

  • Used Postage Stamps

  • Washi Tape


Other Things I Like:

  • Black and white

  • Saturated colors

  • Whimsical images

  • Spirals

  • Polka dots

  • Daisies

  • Black tea

  • Milk chocolate

  • Cherries

  • Cinnamon

  • Campfires

  • Cross-country skiing


My Pledge To You:

  • I will send the highest quality swaps I can produce.

  • I will send my swaps on time.

  • I will rate swaps the day I receive them.



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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.
BeeMGee rated for TPD: Adult Coloring Book ATC on Feb 16, 2016
Comment: Oh I love this owl and the sparkly leaves. Thank you
Response: Thanks for participating in this swap and for the rating. :-)
luv2kraft rated for EASU: Put a Feather on it on Feb 13, 2016
Comment: OUTSTANDING ARTISTRY A gross of hearts for you. Thanks for the wonderful ATC.
Response: My pleasure! Thank you for the rating and ♥.
wolfeagle rated for TPS: Painterly Handmade PC on Feb 12, 2016
Comment: Amazing Print. Thank you so much.
Response: Thank you for joining this swap. I appreciate the rating. :-)
Comment: Oh, I LOVE my little house! The clock!!! Your attention to detail is absolutely amazing and I just love everything about this! Thank you for swapping with me! 😘
Response: I'm so glad you like it! I was completely intimidated after receiving your adorable house :-) Thank you very much for the heart, encouraging words and speedy rating. I appreciate that!
nancybarlow rated for Stamping on patterned paper on Feb 9, 2016
Comment: Allison, this is a perfectly charming card! I agree that the hoouse stamps are terrific, and so is your coloriing of them! Now you have me thinking about "fantasy houses." What a great mind game! Thank you so much!
Response: I had such fun making that for you. I'm glad you like it. Thank you very much for the rating and heart. ♥
LizzyJo rated for PVT: De Colores on Jan 25, 2016
Comment: I can hardly believe how fast it got here. I love it! It's so bright and sparkly and uplifting---a perfect reminder for gray January days. I love seeing how differently we each interpret the same swap guidelines. 2-12-16---Another atc arrived today and it is gorgeous! What a lovely surprise. I wish I could give you lots of ♥s.
Response: That really WAS fast!!! The ATC is bright and sparkly and my heart was in the right place when I got the Diamond Glaze out to make "Breathe" look like it was underwater. What happened next is anyone's guess. (Sorry that it ended up being so bulbous.) I agree: it is fun to see how each person interprets a swap! Thank you for swapping with me, Jo. It's always a pleasure. ♥
MiekeC rated for TPS: It's a Wrap on Jan 15, 2016
Comment: I find all your monoprints beautiful. These techniques are a new challenge for me to try this on the gelli plate. Also thank you for the sheet package paper. And I'm very pleased with the gelipaper, i loved it to used it on the gelli plate.
Response: I'm so glad you're joining these swaps and trying new techniques! Thank you very much for the rating. :-)
Ky rated for TPD: HM Recycled Paper Envies on Jan 12, 2016
Comment: I love these envelopes and thank you for so many! They are very beautiful, lined and sturdy too. I can't decide if I like the Geraldine the pig one or the organic peas one the best! I love them all and will certainly use them, thanks so much! (Oh..also I love the chicken on the outside of the envelope you sent them in...I need to put on my profile how much I love chickens! :-)
Response: I couldn't find the wine envies after I told you about them. I put them in a very safe place. Haha! I know where they are now, so maybe I'll send you a second package with those in it sometime. :-) Thank you for the rating and heart.
hibiscus rated for BMAG:Wreck This Zine #2 on Dec 12, 2015
Comment: Still laughing! I opened it and thought look at the time spent the lovely colors and then started reading! How clever when you wreck a zine ... You WRECK a zine! Thanks so much... Loved it
Response: I'm so glad you got it today! Thank you for the rating and heart. Happy holidays!
Loonstruck rated for BMAG:Wreck This Zine #2 on Dec 10, 2015
Comment: I love your Christmas spirit!
Response: Thank you for the rating and heart :-)
samjowers rated for BMAG:Wreck This Zine #2 on Dec 8, 2015
Comment: OMG! i couldn't stop laughing! great zine! and its about christmas!!! loved it!
Response: Yay! I'm so glad you liked it! I've been showing yours to everyone. It was so beautifully done! It was fun swapping with you. Thank you for the rating and heart.
Ky rated for BMAG:Wreck This Zine #2 on Dec 8, 2015
Comment: It came and it is hilarious!! You did an amazing job making it your own and I love the holiday theme. I love the tag, love the snowman poop...well I love it all actually...just hilarious.
Response: Happy Mail Day! Hurray! I confess...although I moan and whine and complain throughout the entire zine-making process, I really get a kick out of these swaps. I love the challenge and thoroughly enjoy seeing what everyone else does. So, thanks for hosting "Wreck This Zine" swaps and kudos for putting up with my bad attitude! I'm already looking forward to the next one! ♥

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VivaLaDiane on Nov 20, 2017:

You are so amazing!! My RAK came in the mail and gave me a smile so big. You are such a doll Allison!!! Thanks so much for being a friend of mine. It means so much! xoxo♥♥

VivaLaDiane on Oct 23, 2017:

Thanks sweetie!! I appreciate being thought of!!! xoxoxo♥♥

VivaLaDiane on Oct 18, 2017:

Swinging by to give you hugs!! xoxo♥♥

Paige1900 on Oct 12, 2017:

Hello! I was just thinking about you & then poof...I see you in the PFs. ♥

spotteddogs on Oct 10, 2017:

Hey! Was thinking of you when Mike went down to Moab last week. Glad to see you back!

LizzyJo on Oct 4, 2017:

WeLcOmE bAcK!

Ky on Oct 4, 2017:

Hey there!!!

SO HAPPY to see your beautiful self here! I just started swapping again!! Big hug!!

dobie256 on Oct 1, 2017:

Hi there! So excited to see you in my swap. Glad you are back. I, too, have been doing lots of bead weaving and beaded beads. We might need to swap some patterns. :)

anicka22 on Sep 28, 2017:


Love you!

nermalski on Sep 27, 2017:

Hello. I was afraid you were gone for good. So happy to see you back.

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