Swap-bot Time: November 26, 2020 6:28 pm


Date Joined: June 18, 2019
Last Online: November 25, 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

Block prints


Candy (non chocolate)

Washi tape

Pens, brush markers

Letter writing paper


Anything with mailboxes

Paper clips


Nail polish wraps

Handmade pockets and envelopes

SAVE the USPS!!!


carrotkate rated for Coloring Collab 2020 #11 on Nov 22, 2020
Comment: This card will be fun to color. And I love the Star Trek stamp!!
jandmterry rated for O,O How I Love 2 PenPal #02 on Nov 15, 2020
Comment: I loved your letter!
monsbrick rated for O,O How I Love 2 PenPal #02 on Nov 14, 2020
Comment: Hi Nan, thank you for the extras and for your letter! Can’t wait to write back to you!
saturnsrings rated for Letterpress Love #1 on Nov 10, 2020
Comment: Thanks so much for this great swap Nancy! I love the extra goodies you included, especially your watercolor illustration- I put it up on my "wall of cool mailart" and the letterpress card is awesome- just my taste here in Salem! Hope to swap soon!
Comment: So so adorable! I loved the bunny card the little painting the little notes :) it was so neat and special! Thank yo so much:)
Comment: Thank you so much for the notecard and all the great paper pieces. Hope your sweet potatoes are awesome. I make a great sweet potato casserole for Thanksgiving.
rjdolphin rated for Halloween Shaker ATC-USA only on Nov 2, 2020
Comment: Thank you
Chechel2 rated for Mystery envelope- newbie welcome on Oct 28, 2020
Comment: Thank you so much for everything you sent! I appreciate the warm welcome! I love the wax seal, I need to get one of those! 😊 You made my day! Have a good one!
CraftyShana76 rated for Postcard Mailbox Stuffer #9 on Oct 27, 2020
Comment: TYVM for the PC!
nanadiana rated for A Note For You # 71 on Oct 27, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the Halloween card and message. Fall has been busy for you so far! Thank you also for the postcards. My grandsons will love the skeleton one and I love the tulip one. Have a great rest of your Fall!
Comment: Thank you! Your hand-lettering is beautiful and I love the stickers!
AzEkologi rated for Halloween on Oct 23, 2020
Comment: Wow, there is so much to love here...1) the letterpress postcard - unique, stylish, definitely and eye-catcher, 2) hand lettered name - classy. I'm learning to hand letter too, and I know how much work goes into learning it and making it look good. Well done Nan. 3) bicycle sticker - I appreciate you reading my profile and adding something I love...that was very thoughtful of you. I wish I could give more than a 5 and a heart as this was an amazing swap to receive. Best, Rick.
Response: Your comment is much appreciated. Lovely.
rev1901 rated for Interest Me No. 84 on Oct 19, 2020
Comment: Thank you! I really enjoyed reading this excerpt and it seems to be exactly the type of book I'd enjoy so I'll have to check if my local library has a copy!
shellybuckmeier rated for Letter + Goody #2 on Oct 18, 2020
Comment: Thanks for the interesting letter! Thanks also for the painted flower! It's very nice!
Eulegirl rated for Happy Mailbox all MONTH September on Oct 4, 2020
Comment: Thank you for making my mailbox fun all month long with many lovely presents!
Jjean rated for Jam us -Name game on Oct 3, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the fun ATC.
SouthsideTracie rated for Happy Mail - US #5 on Sep 28, 2020
Comment: I messaged you about the TWO I received (second, which, by postmark, was sent first arrived today - 9/28/20).
Comment: Thank you so much for the lovely welcome and all the amazing items! Your curation skills are perfect! You are so talented and well organized, very inspirational and instructive. The pieces you made are impressive - I hope you are having fun making cute pins! Thanks again!

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hamsterfarm on Sep 17, 2020:


Thank you for joining my swap!

kizzlets on Sep 12, 2020:

Nancy, thank you for the amazing swap for the "Share the Happy Mail-US #6!!!" It was so beautifully crafted. Honestly, I did not even want to take the string out haha. I'm so amazed!

kizzlets on Aug 30, 2020:

I forgot to add to my comment about your beautiful artwork you sent me with the “A Note For You #63”. Gosh it’s so pretty, I’m putting it in my mini art gallery. :)

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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