Swap-bot Time: October 21, 2018 3:00 am


Date Joined: November 2, 2011
Last Online: September 21, 2018
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!

UPDATED 2018 . . .




  • 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)

  • Mermaids

  • Dragons

  • Dolls

  • Seashells

  • Sci-Fi & Horror Graphic Novels

  • Comic Books

  • 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

  • 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 "vintage look" Kawaii journaling these days!

See example below (credit to the journaler):

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!


Pjcrawford rated for Mini big fatty art journal on Sep 20, 2018
Comment: The journal is so pretty. Thank you so much. It means so much to me right now. Thanks!!
Response: I'm glad you liked it! All the best to you!
Ganell rated for Paper Bomb on Jun 22, 2018
Comment: Thanks for all the awesome goodies!
Response: Glad you got it safely! Happy future swapping!
HisChild rated for Love My State PC on Jun 15, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the lovely pc of NY. I was born in upstate about an hour from Buffalo and still have family there. We moved to WV and that is where my heart is, but this pc brought back some fond memories.
Response: I'm glad you liked it! I tried something new for the PC, cause I could not find just the right one that showed the beauty of upstate and not just the "city". I'm glad it brought a little of NY back to you!
Comment: thank you for all the lovely items! sadly the cute little jar with sand from the beach broke in the mail. thanks for your nice offer! i would love that ;-) but I don't want or expect it. :)
Response: OH NO! I'm so sorry (the post office is so rough sometimes)!!! I worried about it but I thought it would make it, if I stuffed it between the garden flag (since bubble wrap kept making things not fit right. If you would like I can try and send you another one (goodness knows there is plenty of sand here hehe) all by itself with bubble wrappings!
Comment: Thank you so much for your lovely notecard and all the surprises! I really would love to write notecard letters with you! ♥︎ So I'll try to send you some mail as soon as possible!
Response: I'm so glad it reached you safe and sound (I always worry about letters when they head overseas and I have cross my fingers hoping they don't get lost.) I can't wait to hear from you!
Sugardragon rated for Bookworm Pen Pal on Jun 8, 2018
Comment: Absolutely loved your letter and i think your questions are awesome. I look forward to writing you back!!
Response: Awesome! I can't wait!
Comment: Thanks for all the fun things and the super cute decorated envelope!
Response: You're so welcome!
ContraryHousewife rated for Touristy Postcard Swap #10 on May 30, 2018
Comment: Thanks for the NYC card. It is warmer here, was 96 yesterday. :)
Response: You're welcome, and thank you for the heart! It's "trying" here too, with a 66 (yea I know haha! But I'll take it, cause at least it's not rain).
thisphoenixrises rated for April 2018 Journal Swap on May 9, 2018
Comment: Thank you very much for the wonderful journal and goodies. It was so fun and inspiring to see all of the art elements you included in your journal. I’m a text heavy journaler, so it was a nice reminder how much I love artsy twist and how long it’s been since I’ve really broken out my fun supplies!
Response: I'm so glad you liked it. I'm not very good at expressing myself in words so making pictures and adding color just really helps.
Skeletonsketch rated for Snail Mail Rules! on May 8, 2018
Comment: Thanks for the letter sorry for the delay in rating!
Response: No worries! I just didn't want it to have gotten lost on it's way or something.
ArtsyEm rated for Weight Loss Pen Pals ! - INTL on Apr 25, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the nice letter and extras- I will write soon!
Response: Glad it finally made it! Hope to hear from you!
Mantia rated for a hodgepodge compilation journal on Apr 24, 2018
Comment: This journal is absolutely amazing! I'm seriously blown away! I'll be looking through this wonderful book again and again, I'm sure. <3 <3 <3
Response: YAY! I am so glad you liked it! I really had fun making it!
christywebb rated for Weight Loss Pen Pals ! - INTL on Apr 24, 2018
Comment: Safely arrived! Thank you for the letter and the adorable extras! It was Gorjuss (love those girls!). I'll write back soon!
Response: Awesome! I can't wait to hear from you!
Response: Thanks!
kgeslab rated for Journal with Pictures- USA on Apr 15, 2018
Comment: This journal is so beautiful and I can tell you went above and beyond to make it! Thank you!
Response: Yay! Thanks again for working with me while I rattled up the post office to find it haha!
desiraesparkles rated for Create with a Kiddo #1 on Apr 5, 2018
Comment: I would give 2 hearts if I could. Thanks so much for sending a card for each of my kiddo's! They loved the happy mail and all the goodies that came with them. My older daughter wanted to write back so be on the lookout!
Response: Aww yay! So happy to hear that! We had a ball making the cards, and I'll definitely tell the mini to keep a lookout! Happy swapping from both of us!
SherylKay rated for Book Of The Month- March 18 on Apr 1, 2018
Comment: Thank You!
Response: Sorry about the post office.
polyk rated for Bi-Monthly Book Swap: March 2018-2 on Mar 23, 2018
Comment: Thanks for the super cute deco envie :) I’ve never really read much romance, but I’m definitely gonna see about this one - thanks a mill hun! xx
Response: I hope you like it! I tried to give you funny, cause who doesn't like a good laugh! Happy Swapping!
Comment: Thanks so much for such a lovely stuffed egg! I love everything you included! I adore the little figures and stickers, everything was great!!
Response: You're so welcome! Happy Easter/Spring!
Comment: Thank you)
Response: Welcome and happy swapping!

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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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