Swap-bot Time: September 23, 2018 9:42 am


Date Joined: May 22, 2012
Last Online: September 18, 2018
Birthday: March 11
Country: United States
Mad Kitty Crafts

About Me

PLEASE RATE ME. I pledge to rate and aim to please you!!! I enjoy finding items in your profile and decorating your package, please be courteous and rate me. Don't leave me hanging.

I am married with 2 boys who are my life. I have three rescued kitty cats.

WORK/EDUCATION: I am an editor for a medical coding print magazine and write online news. I pull content together, write, edit, set up cover photo shoots, and create medical illustrations and artwork. I have a bachelor's degree in graphic design. I used to be a web designer and ad designer.

I studied for a semester in Manchester, England at MMU. It was the best!

CRAFTING: I used to make and sell purses and jewelry. I love adding flowers, beads, and unique buttons to stuff. I really like working with fabric and sewing and making my own clothing creations. ATCs and matchboxes are my new favorite crafts. I also enjoy making wine charms.

MOVIES: The WIZARD of OZ is the best movie ever! Cheesy horror movies, Army of Darkness, Clint Eastwood, old hot rod movies, Monsters vs. Aliens, Tombstone, Star Wars trilogy, Naked Gun, Napoleon Dynamite, Cabin Boy, Stephen King movies

MUSIC: Bands - Reverend Horton Heat, Kings of Nuthin', Deke Dickerson, Brian Setzer/Stray Cats, Johnny Cash, Straight 8's, The Cure, REM, Ministry, Pixies, Beastie Boys, 80's punk, rockabilly, psychobilly, classical (especially Beethoven), alternative.

TELEVISION: Brooklyn Nine Nine, Celebrity Ghost Stories, Psychic Kids, Paranormal State, Hardcore Pawn, Scooby Doo, Aquabats Super Show, Ghost Adventures, Dead Files, Oddities, My Strange Addictions, My Crazy Obsession, 30 Rock, Grimm, Haven, HGTV, Pee Wee's Playhouse.

HOBBIES: Seeing live bands play, especially rockabilly/psychobilly shows. I am a concert and show junkie. I love dancing til my feet hurt.

I used to be a paranormal investigator and ghost hunter (mostly a ghost hunter because I didn't have time to go through the recorded evidence). I have stopped because now I'm concentrating on helping the living.

VINTAGE CARS: I attend lots of classic car shows. I own a 53 Ford Crestline Victoria---It's a sweet ride!

Creating art, attending church, and gardening are my therapy. I LOVE getting my hands and feet dirty and enjoying mother nature while gardening.

BELIEFS: I'm a Roman catholic/spiritualist, but I love ALL RELIGIONS. If you want to send me something about your beliefs, no matter what religion, feel free. I've taken world religion and theology classes and I think all religions are tied together and everyone is on their own journey through life. I've seen and heard a lot of UNBELIEVABLE, CRAZY stuff while ghost hunting, which makes me believe there IS an afterlife, and good and evil. We are all in control of making good or harmful decisions. I think it's important to believe in something; otherwise, what's the point in living?

I WILL NOT send you religious or holiday items or quotes unless your profile asks for them or you are in a swap that has that theme.

LOVES: I LOVE detail and really small intricate things. The smaller and more detailed, the better.

50's artwork, cool cats, Hello Kitty, Legos, vintage clothing, Wizard of Oz, wine and cheese, fancy cocktails, gardening, ghosts, cheese

When I made my first ATC and Matchbox, I was hooked!!!

LIKES: Coffee and tea, flowers, stickers, art, skiing, and design.

I ALWAYS READ YOUR PROFILE (maybe 2, or 3, or 4 times, and even for quick send swaps), SO PLEASE FILL IT OUT, I don't want to send you something you don't like. Also, PLEASE RATE ME! Contact me if you don't get a package because I always send one.


Items from your country/local

Items from the 50's, Pre-1965 hot rod mags/artwork

Vintage jewelry

TEAS: I LOVE all teas. I particularly love caramel flavored teas. Green tea is my LEAST favorite.

Flowers/seeds, Garden gnomes

Wizard of Oz

Wine corks (I like to make things out of them)

Barbie items/accessories, Legos

Elvis, Audry Hepburn, Wonder Woman

Sugar Skulls

50's pin-up artwork and Hollywood glamour

Tiki themed items

Sanrio (especially Kuromi, Chemmy, Badtz Maru, and Chococat)

Kitty cats, pink flamingos

Cool buttons/Unique beads

Hand painted, drawn, or crafted ATCs

Funny/Unique postcards

Roman Catholic religious art/items/relics (rosaries, scapulars, Jesus and Mary figurines, saint relics and metals, etc.)

Ghosts and witches

Paranormal books/articles/stories

Yedi, Bigfoot, Yowie, Sasquatch

FOR MY FAMILY (8 year old): Batman, Scooby Doo, Hot Wheels, robotics and science, Minecraft, Terraria, Star Wars, Monster Fighter Legos, Karate/Tae Kwon Do, Buffalo Bills

(10 year old): Legos, Minecraft, Terraria, Lego Movie, Ninjago, Hot Wheels, Star Wars, snowboarding, Atlanta Braves, Karate/Tae Kwon Do,drawing stuff, notebooks. He plays the bass clarinet.

(husband): Stephen King, Elvis, hot rods, pre-50's Pin-up gals, New Orleans Saints


Scrapbooking; gold (I like silver); I LOVE America but do NOT like Americana-related items;

WORMS!!! Yuck, they give me nightmares

I don't like ALIENS, UFOs, or GOREY ZOMBIES: I don't like blood and guts. Night of the Living Dead" and "Shaun of the Dead" zombies are funny, but anything else is annoying and gross to me. My husband likes zombies, so if you send a gory zombie, I'm giving it to him.

I don't like when I don't get rated.


Comment: Thank you for this gorgeous card, so lovely! The colors are so perfect. It is a nice addition to my collection. Love all the extras you tucked inside from the postal theme tape to the flying monkey! Love it all. Hugs, Mona
Comment: Hi Michelle, I loved reading your card! I have a garden full of plans and fruits (strawberry heaven right know ;) ). I loved the eifeltower on the card, ready pretty :). Hope jou have a lovely day. Wil be putting up the kettle to get me soms tea ;)
Response: Glad you liked what I sent. Drink up! Thanks for the heart and happy swapping.
pandessa rated for Something Witchy This Way Comes on May 18, 2017
Comment: WOW such a nice package. What a great idea using your photo on an ATC!!!! So cute! Love everything so so much!!!!!!!! Love the matchbox and extras. A LOT of hearts!!!!!!
PaperPassion rated for VTH: ATC with a Party Hat on May 5, 2017
Comment: Wow!Great ATC,love it.Thanks for the wonderful extras,neighbor!Been trading for years and you are only the second from NY.Thanks so much for everything!
veronicallama rated for May Tea Swap on May 1, 2017
Comment: Thanks so much for the nice note and tea! Great PC too!
rainbird00 rated for Crazy about TEA - Hurray! #4 on Apr 27, 2017
Comment: Wow Michelle! What a wonderful package, everything was tougthfully choosen, I loved everything, especially the necklace charm, it maybe the most special thing Ihave received from a swap, thank you so much, one heart is not enough :) <3 <3 <3
geekgirl1001000 rated for EASU: One Word ATC Swap on Apr 11, 2017
Comment: Lovely ATC. and the tea sounds yummy. thanks!
Gobarb rated for ATC: Tea Themed #2 (by: Helena8664) on Apr 3, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the lovely tea ZTC and extras. I haven't tried that flavor of tea. I also like the note card with the kitty. I LOVE all things cats! 😍
Response: Thanks for the heart! Glad you liked what I sent. I LOVE all things cats, too. Happy swapping!
Comment: What a fun swap! It was a challenge to get it open, but so much fun to have a never ending pile of goodies! :)
sweetgypsy rated for VTH: Mixed Media Spool Dollies on Jun 9, 2016
Comment: What a cool little art doll I received today! Thank you so much - I love it :)
Johkup rated for VC-Fancy Gothic Arch ATC on Jun 7, 2016
Comment: Thank you for this beautiful ATC :)
sweet3pea3 rated for Elvis Presley ATC on May 8, 2016
Comment: So cool. Thanks for the bowling themed ATC card and extras. Awesome Elvis cards too.
Response: YAY! Glad you liked it. Thanks for the heart.
slamophile rated for 4 teas in April - newbie friendly on Apr 18, 2016
Comment: Oh my goodness! ~ Thank you SO much for the fabulous selection of teas - Except for one, I've never heard of any of them - I can't wait to try them all! Thank you so much for the extras, too. Love the deco tape you used on the envelope - old-fashion bikes, phones, etc.. adorable. I've never seen those stickers you enclosed, either ( I must lead a sheltered life..) Anyway - Super thanks for Everything - You sent an Amazing Swap!! You deserve 100 hearts for this one! Thank you -Thank you! Nice to meet you. Happy day to you.
Response: Awwww. I'm thrilled you like everything. Many thanks to you for the heart. Happy swapping!
BevT rated for VC: Vintage Lady with a Hat - USA on Mar 9, 2016
Comment: Michelle, Thank you for the lovely Audrey ATC and the butterfly note pad. Thanks for joining this swap. : )
Response: Glad you like it. Thanks for the heart.
debtea2 rated for Tea swap on Mar 5, 2016
Comment: thank you for the wonderful selection of tea ..and the extras..
Response: Thanks for the heart
slb2221 rated for Tea swap on Mar 3, 2016
Comment: Thank you! Love the selection of teas.
Comment: Thanks for the tea!!!!!
Response: You're welcome! Thanks for the heart.
Farah rated for Tea and sticker sheet on Feb 27, 2016
Comment: Thank you Michelle for the stuff you sent me, sorry for rating so late
Response: Glad you like it. Thanks for the heart!
urocyonfox rated for Woodland ATC and tea on Jan 22, 2016
Comment: oh my gosh thank you so much for such a lovely package. I had no idea that there was girl scout tea but it really hit my heart that you sent it. I cannot thank you enough. Everything matches my profile so well thank you!
Response: Yay! I'm thrilled you like it. Thanks for the heart. Happy swapping!
Comment: Super late rate, sorry! I loved everything. Especially the socks. They are so comfy :-)
Response: Glad you like everything! Thanks for the heart. No problem about the late rate. :-)

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bjmonroe on Sep 22, 2016:

deskitty on Nov 15, 2014:

Thank you for being the a member of my Hello Kitty Group


LahDeeDah on May 21, 2014:

Thanks for your KCST input! I'll put up two tea party options in a couple of months and see what happens. @Toupti and I have decided to offer a craft once in awhile, as well, because we like them. Even if one other person joins, that's great. I appreciate your feedback. :-)

Heirloom on Aug 18, 2013:

Welcome to the I ❤ Halloween (USA) swap!

user2637 on Aug 11, 2013:

Just a heads up that @kellogg is active and swapping, and owes you a swap from 2012.

Heirloom on Jul 7, 2013:

Welcome to the CHRISTMAS IN JULY swap!

snoop on Jun 2, 2013:

OMG are you just the sweetest thing!! I loved it, I love opening surprizes You didn"t have to do that I just like razzing people,lol Thanks again,I'd give you a heart if I could... You Rock!!!!!!!!!!\ Sherrry Alias Snoop

lsmahutchin on Mar 12, 2013:

Happy Birthday!
Happy Belated Birthday!

VivaLaDiane on Feb 24, 2013:

Thanks for joining my Sweet Brown ATC. I hope we have a blast!!

kelsue62 on Nov 19, 2012:

Thank you so much for the unexpected ATCs. They were amazing and such a great addition to my collection! Best ATC host EVER!

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