Swap-bot Time: October 16, 2019 12:18 pm


Date Joined: November 2, 2011
Last Online: June 29, 2019
Birthday: February 2
Country: United States

About Me

Hiya I'm a mom of one son (arrgh! He's thirteen now, where did time go?), and who still likes to indulge the little kid in me that loved finger paints and the freedom to color people purple and dogs blue (not midnight--BLUE (as in have you seen my pastel pup today sky blue.). Psst, never grow all the way up, it's a TRAP!



  • Die Cuts of Pretty Things

  • Die Cuts of Vintage Things

  • Horses

  • Unicorns (fine yes this is a horse too but it has a horn so I am counting on a separate space)

  • My Little Ponies Stuff (the 80's version ponies NOT those skinny odd ones of today).

  • Mermaids

  • Dragons

  • Dolls

  • Seashells

  • Sci-Fi & Horror Graphic Novels

  • Comic Books

  • Peanuts (Especially SNOOPY!!)

  • Music CDs with extensive packaging

  • Weird Sticky Notes

  • Interesting rubber stamps

  • Journaling/Planner supplies

  • Vintage/Ephemera looking Washi

  • Metal Bookmarks/Journal Clips

  • Key rings

  • Kawaii Stationary Items (fav characters: Little Twin Stars, Chococat, Kanahei's Usagi/Piske, Sentimental Circus (and many more so feel free to ask)

  • Fantasy Stickers/Flakes

In a nutshell, I love anything fantastic and escapist. So fantasy, fiction, happy endings all that wonderfully relaxing stuff that leaves you with a good feeling in your soul I will probably adore. Life is too stressful day-to-day to NOT enjoy anything I am doing or that is not bringing me some kind of joy.

****Note: I believe in recycling and using up crafty things I am sent so you may (scratch that you probably DEFINITELY) will receive swaps from me covered in whatever I had laying around to decorate with at the time UNLESS the swap called for a specially themed envelope art. So expect most of my swaps to arrive in your mailbox looking like a stationary store blew up on them ("blew up" not limited to: Disney stickers, paint splashes, marker testing, transfers, tape/duct tape galore, kid stickers, teachers reward stickers (which I know everyone here seems to hate but I actually LOVE for evie smashing), random gift wrap, weird kiddie stampers, etc !) Please don't take offense or think I didn't "read" your profile--it's just that I live in a "cozy" (translation: small) NYC apartment with my family and I can't have tons of stuff laying about in addition to bins and bins of extras. Decorated envies is a great way for me to keep my supplies at a manageable only semi-hoarding (haha!) state. ****

Favorite Crafts

  • Collage

  • Journaling

  • Painting

  • Silkscreen

  • Photography

  • Paper folding

  • Paper Modeling

Not sure this is a "craft" per se but I really LOVE the "Kawaii" lifestyle brands and products--i.e. the feel good fun "cute" styling of well. . .everything pop media in Japan which amuse the hearts of one's "inner child". Basically I like a lot of cute and color in my stationary and I have been trying to jump into the land of Kawaii journaling and more art journaling these days!

See example below (credit to the journaler "ipukekawaii"):

Favorite Music

Janet Jackson will always be my idol! Otherwise. . .

I love a lot of different types of music. From 80's pop to the millennial-ish kpop (even dabble in jrock). There are way too many these days for me to list in this small (already becoming too long a read) space but it you want the info for a swap you can always just shoot me a Swap-bot PM.

Favorite Books

Recently I have been really into dystopian/alternate universe fiction and post apocalyptic romance (which are so hard to find in a "non-YA" format--which frankly makes me devour the rare few I find even more). "What ifs" and the "what comes after" have really hooked the claws in my reading mind. So recommendations are always welcomed. I still love my fantasy too, cause far away lands full of fairytale is always fun.

CURRENT MUCH ENJOYED READS (this list will change ALOT because I have ZERO self control in bookstores or bookselling websites). I also Book Mooch:

  • River of Teeth (Sarah Gailey)

  • Tang Dynasty (series) (Jeannie Lin)

  • The Drowning Eyes (Emily Foster)

  • Binti (Nnedi Okorafor)

  • Fire Baptized (Kenya Wright)

Favorite Movies

Love the movies with big budget special effects or even a great comedy (think summer blockbusters). I like to laugh and be happy, but the right "sad" flick is appreciated too. It all in the cinematography and the direction the film takes. I watch horror with my son, especially at Halloween time cause scaring ourselves silly is really fun sometimes.Just have to leave the lights on cause as my son puts it "we're the wimps with the bat."

Favorite Television

Love dramas from Asia. So creative and quirky. I also watch a lot of reality TV (yes I know it's rotting all my brains). Crime drama fascinates me too (so I basically am still watching Law & Order SVU nearly 14 years later haha!) I don't mind fantasy or science fiction either so long as the graphics are on point--None of those SyFy gumbi dragons. This is such a hard section to fill out now because Netflicks and not wifi enhanced TV boredom have suckered me into watching so much online creativity these days I can't eve recall it all without notifications on.

The Teenlet

The "kidlet" has achieved a charisma unlocking score and been "upgraded" to teenlet (in his own words). His hobbies are still pretty much the same. He likes puzzles and taking pictures. Not much for sports.We watch a lot of superhero shows and cartoons--and his oxygen apparently still filters in through the nearest video game console. Seriously if I let him he'd probably sleep curled up around his Switch and 3Ds. His favorites are (as of this writing): Link (Legend of Zelda, seriously my apartment is full of the little green guy sigh) , Pokemon, Yokai Watch, and Mario Vs Rabbids (at least I think that is the title?) Movies are usually "hokey" horror movies, Animated Comedies, or ROBOTS ANYTHING (his current goal in life is to build a robot army one day in time to do all his high school homework, take all his exams and clean his room). We're lucky as there is still like a year and a half I estimate from this Terminator event horizon.


I didn't think I had to put a "dislike" list (cause after all swapping is suppose to be a positive happy activity.

However. . .

After one or two recent swaps I feel like I should mention a rather important fact. I have an elderly mother with breathing issues, whom I care for and at times sit with while opening the mail. Please don't send things that may have allergy or asthma triggers (i.e mold, mildew, etc.) AT ALL (if you even suspect it might be triggering just don't send it). Food scents are fine, but you have a smokers home please label on the envelope or write a warning on the package so I know not to open it around my mom. Thank You!


sunshinesuperman rated for Hallowtine Boo Box! on Feb 10, 2019
Comment: Thank you so much for my awesome Hallotine. I love that you made my box with Jack on it! It is so fun and now on my collection shelf. Love all the goodies inside and out. I will be crafting for months with all this goodness. Well done. Hugs, Mona
Response: I'm so glad! Enjoy!
grandmaroro rated for January 2019 Journal Swap on Feb 7, 2019
Comment: Awesome journal - many thanks for the time and effort you put into making this journal. I love it.
Response: Yay! I'm so happy you enjoyed it. I had such fun working in it!
bjansen rated for Stickers and a Valentine on Jan 30, 2019
Comment: Loved loved loved :)
Response: Yay! Happy Valentines Day!
Annalee rated for 9 Washi samples swap on Jan 22, 2019
Comment: Thank you
Response: You're welcome. All the best to you!
Fritosmom rated for Questions on Your 2019 Reading on Jan 17, 2019
Comment: Thank you for sharing your 2019 Reading. George R.R. MARTIN is on my list of annoying authors also! I share your pain. I did get his GOT Prequel for Christmas. He had time to write that one but not finishing the original series..... Happy Reading
Response: I think he just likes to tortures us all at this point! Happy reading!
neea1989 rated for 9 Washi samples swap on Jan 17, 2019
Comment: Thank you! ♡
Response: All the best to you!
dakotadee rated for I Love Christmas Cards Mega Swap on Jan 13, 2019
Comment: love the extras. I do a lot of journaling so they will come in handy
Response: Happy New Year!
Comment: Thank you!
Response: Happy New Year!
MeggyMoo rated for Questions on Your 2019 Reading on Jan 9, 2019
Comment: Hi Kismet! I really enjoyed reading your answers to the questions and learnt some new things, too - always a good thing! Enjoy your reading this year - may there be plenty of it! - and all the best, Tracy.
Response: Thank you! Same to you! Enjoy your reading adventures this year!
jannieb rated for Christmas Cards Across America on Jan 9, 2019
Comment: Sorry for the late rating. Thank you for the pretty card & the adorable gingerbread man envelope. I'm so glad it finally got here. Dang USPS! I hope you have a very happy 2019!!
Response: Great! All the best and happy 2019!
cindygroet rated for Questions on Your 2019 Reading on Jan 9, 2019
Comment: Thanks for sharing your answers. I really enjoyed it.
Response: It was fun! Thanks for reading!
SeleneW rated for Quick Christmas Card Swap! #1 USA on Jan 5, 2019
Comment: It arrived!Thank you and Happy New Years! 🦋🦋🦋🦋🦋🦋🦋🦋🦋
Response: Happy New Year!
squince rated for Quick Christmas Card Swap! #1 USA on Jan 2, 2019
Comment: Thanks!
Response: Happy New Year!
squince rated for I Love Christmas Cards Mega Swap on Jan 2, 2019
Comment: Thanks!
Response: Happy New Year!
Tverne05 rated for More Christmas Cards! on Jan 1, 2019
Comment: Thanks so much Kismet! A fun and awesome card!
Response: You're so welcome! Thanks for giving me the chance--fun beginning to 2019! Enjoy!
astrodogg rated for Quick Christmas Card Swap! #1 USA on Dec 31, 2018
Comment: Thank you. Merry Christmas and have a Happy New Year!
Response: Happiest 2019 to you and yours!
Comment: Thank you so much for a delightful swap. Thank you so much for all the cute and festive goodies! Loved the Gauguin bookmark! Happy New Year!
Response: Yay! I'm so glad! Happiest holidays to you and a festive New Year!
Comment: happy holidays, thanks for the cute card
Response: Happy holidays.
Poohtat rated for I Love Christmas Cards Mega Swap on Dec 29, 2018
Comment: Thank you!
Response: You're so welcome! Happy New Year to you and yours!
marhod5 rated for CHRISTMAS CARD US - Nwbie Frdly #2 on Dec 26, 2018
Comment: Thanks for the cute card. Hope you had a Merry Christmas!
Response: I did! It was very relaxing! Happy New Year to you and yours!

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Disneydezi on Mar 25, 2019:

Thank You for the awesome books, what an amazing RAK and such a lovely box they were delivered in! I'm grinning and can't wait to start reading!

Bhindblueeyes on Mar 22, 2019:

I received the box stuffed with books yesterday!! I thank you so, so very much!! My BFFL is also thrilled. Yesterday, I let her know about the RAK and that I'd be dropping them off next week, and she responded, "I love smut!" Your kindness and generosity are so much appreciated by myself and my friend. Thank you for brightening her mood during this trial!


Poohtat on Dec 7, 2018:

Love your profile! Made me smile while reading it.

luckycharms on Apr 1, 2018:

Happy Easter

luckycharms on Mar 16, 2018:

st patrick

Leekoba on Feb 25, 2018:

Thank you for the AMAZING birthday package, I love all of the things you picked out for me, I just adore Gudetama! Best wishes to you!!

luckycharms on Feb 14, 2018:


luckycharms on Jan 1, 2018:

New year

luckycharms on Dec 21, 2017:

Merry Christmas

jandmterry on Jul 30, 2012:

I was checking profiles and thought I would say HI! Thanks for being a part of STTA.


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