I'm a wife, mother and grandmother living in Missouri, USA. My husband and I have owned a small business in the antique market for many years. I love garage sales, thrift stores and antique auctions.
In my spare time, I enjoy drawing artist trade cards and other small mail art. Besides art, I enjoy gardening, genealogy, photography and spending time with family and friends.
Items coming from me will be from a smoke free and pet free environment.
In the past, I've dabbled in a variety of crafts such as ceramics, crochet, drawing, painting, sewing, and wood crafts. I enjoy making hand drawn ATCs. Most of my work is done with watercolor pencils, color pencils, markers and ink. I really like whimsical art, but do enjoy folk art and other interesting styles.
Birds: Love Bluebirds, Owls, Peacocks, Etc.
Colors: Pink, purple, green and blue are favorites, but I like most colors.
Flowers: Sunflowers and roses are my favorites, but love all flowers.
Gardening: Garden gnomes, garden flags and wind chimes
Kawaii Animals (Especially cats)
Snowmen: I love anything with snowmen!
Baker's Twine (Striped any color) For Crafts
Crocheted Christmas Ornament (Small)
Embellishments for a Journal (Inspirational, happiness)
Fine-liner Pen (For Art) My favorites are Sakura Pigma Micron pens and Staedtler fineliner pens.
French Theme (Note cards, postcards, ephemera, etc.)
Gel Pens (any color) Love em'
Kawaii (Memo sheets, postcards, stickers, etc)
Note Cards (Blank inside) I love Bug Art, Cavallini, Punch Studio, letter press and unusual cards.
Pocket Size Journal
Recipe Cards 4" x 6" (Unused, lined)
Scrapbook Paper (Especially floral and all occasion designs)
Small Souvenir (From your country or state)
Stickers (Holiday, seasonal, flowers, cute animals, etc) (Flat for decorating envies)
Tombow Dual Brush Pens
Vellum Quotes (Inspirational, positive thoughts, wisdom, etc.)
Watercolor Pencils (Any color)
Postcards: Tourist and Non-Tourist. I prefer new store bought postcards sent unused in an envelope...unless a swap requires postcards to be sent naked. I collect cards that are approx. 4" x 6".
*Note: Postcards can be damaged in transit through the mail system. If possible, I would appreciate postcards sent inside a greeting card (any kind) or between cardboard for protection. Thanks!
Animals (Domestic, wild/native), woodland)
Birds (My favorites are owls, peacocks and roosters)
Cartoon Characters (Diddl-Mouse, Jetoy Cat, Moomins, etc,)
Coffee, Tea or Chocolate
Fairy Tale Illustrations (Alice in Wonderland, Red Riding Hood, etc.)
Flowers (My favorites are lavender, poppies, roses and sunflowers)
Holidays: Christmas, Easter, Halloween, St. Patrick's Day
Inge Look - Finland (Old ladies)
Japanese Gotochi Cards
USA State Maps
Scenic Views (Especially from the city or town where you live)
Susan Wheeler (Bunnies)
These are things that I dislike or just do not have a need for.
Art with nudity, religious or political themes
Children's stickers, 3-D, puffy or reward stickers
Digital Art ATCs
Friendship books, label bags or things that need to be passed on
Glitter, Glitter, Glitter
Magazine pages, book pages, card fronts or clippings
Postcards: I don't need ad cards, free cards or homemade cards.
Strong floral scents or smoky items (allergies)
I take swapping seriously. My partners are rated fairly and promptly. I do expect you to meet the requirements of the swap including mailing by the send date. If you mail late, you no longer meet the requirements of the swap.
My swaps are always sent on time and items are carefully packaged before shipping. Please have the courtesy to acknowledge you've received my package by rating in a timely manner.
Those who flake on swaps and do not rate will be listed here. I hope everyone will be serious about swapping.
Waiting on Ratings:
Apple Recipe Swap - Sent to @ozmasauce on 9/12/09. Hasn't logged on since 9/14 or sent hers.
Bedroom Items Swap - Sent to @Bevyjo111 on 9/29/09. According to USPS tracking, the package was delivered on 10/1/09. This member has been partially suspended.
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