Swap-bot Time: November 29, 2022 1:33 pm


Date Joined: July 25, 2011
Last Online: September 2, 2022

Country: United States
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I'm a lifelong crafter from Colorado who has enjoyed exchanging crafts online for a decade now. My creative life has been greatly enriched by this site and by the numerous art classes and crafting workshops I've attended throughout the years. Formerly a public educator, I still jump at the opportunity to teach arts and crafts to small groups and individuals. One of the things I like most about teaching is interacting with others whose hearts are wired for the arts.That's also my favorite thing about Swap-bot. I've found soulmates here . . . friends for life.

I'm especially interested in swapping:

  • hand painted or drawn ATCs

  • inchies

  • mail art

  • postcards

  • handmade envies

  • hand carved stamps and images

  • Gelli prints and items made from Gelli prints


  • Bees

  • Black Labs

  • Black Tea

  • Cabins

  • Calvin & Hobbes

  • Capri Blue Volcano Candles

  • Caran D'Ache Aquarelle Crayons

  • Cherries and Cherry-Flavored Things

  • Children's Literature

  • Daisies

  • Mary Oliver's Poetry

  • Mice

  • Milk Chocolate (Especially Tony's Chocolonely)

  • Mountains

  • Novelty Earrings (Pierced)

  • Papermate Gel Pens

  • Polka Dots

  • Posca Pens

  • Rabbits

  • Reko Anise Pizzelle Cookies

  • Return Address Labels

  • Seashells

  • Seawhite Concertina Sketchbooks

  • Snowflakes

  • Spirals

  • Stencils

  • Stickles

  • Stripes

  • Swap Cards

  • Tape Runners

  • Tatcha Products

  • Ted Kooser's Poetry

  • "The Secret Garden"

  • Treehouses

  • True Crime Podcasts

  • Washi Tape

  • Wee Forest Folk Miniatures

  • Wet-Strength Tissue Paper

  • Whimsy

  • White Detailing

  • Wildflowers

  • Woodland Creatures

My Preferred Mediums:

I currently enjoy:

  • Mixed media

  • Collage

  • Acrylic paint

  • Watercolor

  • Pen and ink


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.
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 :-)
LizzyJo rated for PVT: Learning Curve on Mar 26, 2021
Comment: I love your Learning Curve project. It's so cute! It's interesting how things can turn out better than you pictured even though they take so much longer than you thought they would. And that prep can be a lot of work and cost so much. Thank you so much for an awesome swap that was a surprise for both of us.
Response: I enjoyed making this for you and am relieved and excited that it was finally delivered :-) I love swapping with you. It's always a good experience! ♥
phillaine rated for N&T: Lucky Charms - RED on Feb 26, 2021
Comment: Thank you for another delightful swap. I think my favorites are those with the tiny flowers / flowers & hearts and the adorable Holly Hobby fabric--I know a couple of swap-bot friends who love her and I have ideas of what to make already! ♥ I really enjoyed this swap and hope you'll host more of these charm swaps in the future. Thank you!
Response: I do plan to host more . . . after I can get back into shopping at actual stores. My stash is a bit pathetic right now. I'm glad you enjoyed the swap. I had fun putting it together for you (after coming out of my brain fog) and look forward to the next round. Thanks for the nice rating!
Petaltea rated for MAS: A Colour Each Month - February on Feb 24, 2021
Comment: Ahhh, I love it! So beautiful!! Thank you. I will cherish it.
Response: I'm glad you like it! Thank you for the heart :-)
LizzyJo rated for PVT: WiTH YelloW on Feb 19, 2021
Comment: I love your psycho-neuro yellowness! Both the envie and the card are very cool. And Hamlet was very pleased to get mail from Coco. (He gave it a good sniff.) Thanks for hosting this one. It's nice once in a while to work on whatever you feel like at the moment.
Response: I loved doing this swap. I think I'm over the psycho babble now, but it was a fun experiment and a great little rabbit hole for my watercolors to travel down. Thanks for doing this with me! P.S. Coco is super happy to hear that Hamlet was pleased with his mail. :-)
phillaine rated for N&T: Heart to Heart (USA Only) on Feb 5, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the sweet, cheerful ATC. I enjoyed hearing about your process, and your painting is lovely. ♥
Response: Thank YOU for the nice rating! I kind of liked the way this swap turned out although it was not at all what I was expecting. I had fun making it for you :-)
OrigamiGrace rated for ATCA: Op Art on Feb 2, 2021
Comment: What a great card!! Thank you so much and thanks for hosting a fun swap!
Response: Thanks for diving into this one with me! It was fun :-)
LizzyJo rated for PVT: Póstur Hvað Sem Er on Jan 28, 2021
Comment: Takk så mye. I love the hybrid metallic gel pens! What a perfect secret surprise! Update: part 2 arrived today (2/1/21). I was hoping I would get to see your fun catalog zine. Thank you for sending me a copy.
Response: Verði þér að góðu! I hope they inspire hours of doodley fun :-) Thanks for the ❤️and for the swap-portunity to exchange mail once again!
LizzyJo rated for Cookieeeees! on Dec 30, 2020
Comment: Guess what arrived today! My cute cookieeeee! (I was beginning to wonder if the hungry snail mails ate it up on the way here.) I like the blue frosting, silver balls, and pretty ribbon. Thank you for the calorie free treat. And the card it came in was sweet, too.
Response: Did you try the silver balls? They're tasty! Thanks for the rating :-)
LizzyJo rated for PVT: Something Crazy on Dec 11, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the prettier than "plain Jane" piece. It fits in well with the rest of its neighbors.
Comment: I LOVE my candy cane cookie ornament! It immediately went on my year round tree in my room. The card is super cute, too! Thank you so much for a wonderful swap!
Response: So glad you like it! I bought that card from an Etsy shop. I thought it was the cutest and pretty darned perfect for this swap. Thanks for participating!
ncsue rated for CPG: Catalog Collision Zine EDITED on Dec 3, 2020
ccmmsu rated for CPG: Catalog Collision Zine EDITED on Nov 10, 2020
Comment: Oh my gosh, I love this zine so much! I've looked through it 3 times already and each time I see something new. Thank you! And thank you for the used stamps, too. I will definitely use them. <3
Response: Thank YOU for doing such a nice job with this swap. I really appreciate the fact that you followed the directions and sent your project on time. Hosting is a joy when swappers like you participate! I'm glad you like the zine I made. I had so much fun putting it together. Happy swapping :-)
Comment: Lovely zine! Thanks!
Comment: I love your zine! How do you get the pages to print soo perfectly? And the colors are perfect! I especially like the two pages with the guys-perfect!
YooperHill rated for Mad Libs! on Nov 6, 2020
Comment: Fun! Thank you!
Comment: I am really quite blown away by your sampler! It does not say beginner at all. You need to see mine for that! It's so intricately detailed with so much in the small squares. I will find a special place to display this treasure. This sampler swap was quite an adventure!
Response: I agree! This swap was an adventure! I definitely learned a lot. Thanks for putting up with my nervousness about the whole thing. It helped knowing I would be sending it to a kind person. Thank you for the nice rating and for the heart.

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LizzyJo on Jan 21, 2022:

HaAaPPppPPy Belated Birthday Allison!

jamicam on Jan 19, 2022:


anicka22 on Jan 18, 2022:

Happy birthday dearest friend! Hope you have a lovely day. Love you lots!

Heirloom on Jan 1, 2022:

jamicam on Dec 31, 2021:

Wishing you peace, creativity, laughter, and good health for the new year!


Zefaniya on Dec 31, 2021:

Happy new year!

RockyBeach on Dec 28, 2021:

I'm a bit late to the party, but thank you for your Christmas wishes on my profile! :) So I'm wishing you a already a Happy New Year full of Mail Art!

Heirloom on Dec 26, 2021:

Thanks for the lovely greeting on my profile!

BusyB on Dec 25, 2021:

Poohtat on Dec 25, 2021:

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