Swap-bot Time: July 19, 2018 12:52 am


Date Joined: July 25, 2011
Last Online: July 18, 2018

Country: United States

About Me

July 1, 2018:

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

My goal for 2018 is to become a coffee snob. I want to brew my way through at least one pound of beans from every noteworthy boutique roaster in America. Update: It is now May and I'm realizing that coffee snobbery is quite expensive. I'm rethinking this goal. If you hear of any coffee snobbery programs for the poor, please let me know where I can register to participate. Ha!

I love mail art. It makes me happy to think of little creations 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 Mainly Swap:

  • ATCs

  • Collages

  • Inchies

  • Mail Art

  • Monoprints

  • Paper Crafts

  • Photography

  • Pocket Letters

  • Twinchies

  • Zentangles

  • Zines

My Favorite Supplies Are:

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

  • ATC Blanks (Bristol Vellum)

  • Carving Blocks (For Rubber Stamps)

  • Fat Quarters (Bright Colors & Small Prints)

  • Micron Pens

  • Miyuki Seed Beads

  • Paper Doilies

  • 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

  • Black and white

  • Quirky

  • Whimsical

  • Polka dots and spirals

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: 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.
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.

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VivaLaDiane on May 23, 2018:

Thanks so much Allison! ♥ It's definitely going to take a lot more than this to put me down for good so as long as I have some fight in me, I got this. It's just I could use a relief you know? Take care always! xoxox

anicka22 on May 16, 2018:

anicka22 on May 13, 2018:

Love you too and hate it that my pictures do not work ou!

TereDiane1954 on May 9, 2018:

Coffee snobbery! LOL!! Love that♥

anicka22 on Apr 23, 2018:

Love you Lots and Miss you!

IsadoraWing on Feb 20, 2018:

Imagine my delight when, after finishing the last toffee, I lifted up the plastic tray to recycle it and lo and behold...another tray of toffee! That never happens!!

anicka22 on Jan 25, 2018:

nermalski on Jan 7, 2018:

Popping by to say hi.

ContraryHousewife on Dec 21, 2017:

Happy Solstice

anicka22 on Dec 15, 2017:

Hope you have a lovely day!

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