Swap-bot Time: August 3, 2020 1:55 am


Date Joined: June 18, 2019
Last Online: August 1, 2020
Birthday: January 16, 1986
Country: United States
The Artful Alpaca

About Me

Nancy here or rather “Nan” as I prefer. I am a wife, teacher and mom of 3 fur babies. I am 34 years old and love love love the art of snail mail.

My hobbies include:

  • gardening

  • hand lettering

  • postcrossing

  • hiking

  • fishing (fresh & salt water)

  • camping with my husband and dogs

  • sending happy mail

  • painting and drawing with mixed media

  • vlogger

  • photography

  • cooking (send me a family recipe of yours)

I am a P.E. and dance teacher for pre-k - 5th grade and it is the most gratifying job I could have!! Scented stamp pads and reward stickers always appreciated.

My husband and I try our best to live a farm to fork lifestyle as much as we can in an organic way. We compost, can, pickle & dehydrate all things from our garden so truly nothing goes to waste! This life did not happen overnight but one small step at a time in the right direction. REDUCE, REUSE, RECYCLE

We have 3 dogs: Blanche (15 yr old Boston Terrier) Rose (8 yr old Pomeranian) & Sophia (4 yr old hound/ lab mix) our “golden girls”

Start with using glass jars and stainless steel straws for your water both can be ordered online.

My mantra - Let Love Grow

All the love and light - Happy Swapping

Favorite Television

The Golden Girls

The Golden Palace

Favorite Music

Elvis Presley


Favorite Crafts

All things paper!

Hand lettering

Paper crafting


Painting (watercolor and acrylic)


Resin casting

Fun facts about me

Favorite color - all shades of green

House plants make me very happy as do all plants

I hand letter everyday I would love to know your favorite pen to write with.

Tulips and snap dragons are my favorite flowers

I have a sticker problem.

Spirit Animal- Hummingbird


Anything with owls.

Favorite things


Candy (non chocolate)

Washi tape

Pens, brush markers

Letter writing paper


Paper clips


Nail polish wraps

Handmade pockets and envelopes


SkaGirl rated for Enamel PIN Swap on Aug 1, 2020
Comment: What a great pin!!!!! I wish I could give you two hearts!!! I posted a picture of it on Facebook and everyone loved it also, thank you so, so much!!!!!
Response: Sorry it took so long!!! Glad it was worth the wait!!!
simplyjeannette rated for Random Profile Surprise on Jul 31, 2020
Comment: Love Everything, Thank You!
marclively rated for USA POST STAMPS #2 on Jul 29, 2020
parakeetmails rated for Nnd482 Happymail on Jul 28, 2020
Comment: OH my gosh! I was NOT expecting to be pampered and spoiled like this! This felt more like a birthday present than a swap-LOL! Thank you 10000x for the lovely and thoughtful items you sent me! I'm definitely going to have to up my swap game....I'm still adding to your envie and jeez, I'm gonna feel bad it's not as fancy as yours is!! 😭😂 Thank you so much! I literally loved every single item in the box, thanks for brightening my whole YEAR!! 🤣
Response: You are so welcome!!!! I had a lot of fun putting together your goodie box!
Comment: Thank you so much for an absolutely gorgeous letter and wonderful reading! It really helped with some things I am going through!!
grammypammy rated for A Note For You # 58 on Jul 26, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the cute notecard and extra goodies!
Kittybob83 rated for My Crafty Side #2 on Jul 21, 2020
Comment: Thank you!! You are a very good painter! That charm is really cute, id like to try resin.
mylove4craft rated for Letters Inside Happy Mail on Jul 14, 2020
Comment: Wow, you are very creative! I loved everything, especially that pendant you made! I'm floored! Your handwriting is beautiful, too! Thank you so much!!
mylove4craft rated for VINYL sticker SWAP on Jul 14, 2020
Comment: Love the stickers! Thank you!
Comment: What a great envelope full of goodies, thank you!
Sequoia183 rated for 💓Stuffed Envie💓 on Jul 6, 2020
Comment: I can not wait to doll up those folders, your package just kept giving more amazing items. Those vintage checks. Wowza thank you
Response: 🥰😍🌿💕❤️🦋
Comment: When I checked my mailbox and got your letter I'm certain I had the biggest smile on my face that I had all year! I loved everything I received and I will absolutely be writing back ASAP!!!
Response: 😍🥰❤️🌿
Ellevee rated for Camp Happy Mail #1-Cabin Mates USA on Jun 26, 2020
Comment: I wish I could give you a million hearts! I have had tears in my eyes since I pulled the envelope from my box and when I opened up to what’s inside I couldn’t hold the tears back. There are no words to explain how much joy this beautiful handmade mail has brought me ❤️❤️❤️
Response: That makes me so happy!!! ❤️💕🌿🦋🌾😍
jledford012 rated for SURPRISE SWAP! on Jun 26, 2020
Comment: thanks so much
Comment: Mahalo nui loa! I ❤️ the Queen Lili’uokalani notecard and my tiny sea turtle charm! You really made my day! 😁
Response: 🌿🌾🦋❤️
fbresnah rated for A Note For You # 53 on Jun 23, 2020
Comment: Thank you so much for the nice note and all the wonderful extras! say hello to your for babies for me!
Response: 🌿🌾❤️
Pinkernity rated for SURPRISE SWAP! on Jun 20, 2020
Comment: I LOVE ALL THE GOODIES!! Thank You Nancy! ✨❤️
Justme72 rated for SURPRISE SWAP! on Jun 18, 2020
Comment: Thank you for all the amazing stuff! You are vert kind!
fairladybuff rated for Brighten My Kitchen Swap on Jun 16, 2020
Comment: Oh my goodness. You absolutely made my day!!!! Where did you get such darling plates and cheese set? You made me squeal. Thank you X10000000000000.
Response: Oh I am so glad you liked everything!! I found the items at Tuesday morning.

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jennifergordon on Apr 29, 2020:

Hi Nancy! Happy mail and a letter leaving here today. Tracking number 9114 9014 9645 1172 1818 40

Enjoy 😃🐣

Burger1girl on Jan 2, 2020:

You brought me such happiness in the swap you sent me! I can never thank you enough. You put such care and thought into it and it warms my heart. You are indeed a kind caring person!!!

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