Swap-bot Time: April 4, 2020 8:27 pm


Date Joined: June 18, 2019
Last Online: April 4, 2020
Birthday: January 16, 1986
Country: United States
The Artful Alpaca

About Me

Nancy here or rather โ€œNanโ€ 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 โ€œgolden girlsโ€

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!

I recently joined the planner world I have an Erin Condren teacher planner for work and life and a bullet journal with dot grid for daily use. So all planner related things!

Hand lettering

Paper crafting


Painting (watercolor and acrylic)


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


Alivia0asthetics rated for 1 Page Letter #8 on Apr 4, 2020
Comment: Hi Nan I recited your letter today, I absolutley loved everything. You put a lot of thought into the letter and the extras (which werenโ€™t a requirement but you sent some ๐Ÿ’•) I really appreciate that. Your calligraphy is so cute. I really admire the fact your a teacher it takes a lot of work I presume. Iโ€™m sure your students absolutely adore you.To answer your questions. I have actually got more pets since you writing this I have 7 dogs 1 snake, 1 cockatiel, 2 budgies 2 bearded dragons and most recently 3 rats and 2 bunnies. Iโ€™m doing okay during these times its a little overwhelming at points though. I subscribed to your YouTube channel I hope your still doing well. โค๏ธ
Response: Awesome fur babies!!!! All the best! ๐Ÿฆ‹โค๏ธ๐ŸŒพ๐Ÿ’•๐ŸŒฟ
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful sweet pea flower. You are an amazing artist. I'm still working at the office, there's only a handful on my floor. Everyone else is working from home or from a different location. It's really weird.
Response: ๐Ÿฆ‹โค๏ธ๐ŸŒพ๐Ÿ’•๐ŸŒฟ
patricia8288 rated for Nice Notes on Apr 3, 2020
Comment: Thank you
AliCrafter rated for Nice Notes on Apr 3, 2020
Comment: You're cheerful letter was nice to receive. Thank you. And I love that you used purple and teal and added a few peacocks too!
Response: ๐ŸŒฟ๐ŸŒพ๐Ÿฆ‹โค๏ธ๐Ÿ’•
Cindymt rated for Friendly Notecard Swap #16 USA on Apr 3, 2020
Selewis91 rated for Easter Flipbook Swap on Apr 2, 2020
Ellevee rated for General Tarot Reading Swap on Apr 2, 2020
Comment: Thank you so much for the reading!! I feel like your cards were pretty spot on! Thank you for everything! โค๏ธ
swolverton rated for Happy Little Notcards #103! on Mar 31, 2020
Comment: Oh my goodness.. Thank you for my card and stickers!! You made my day. Hope all is well with you :)
Response: ๐Ÿฅฐ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿฆ‹๐ŸŒฟ
Cindymt rated for ABC โ€”- me from A to Z on Mar 31, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the journaling cards! And yes itโ€™s sad school is out :/ but we are making due.
Response: ๐ŸŒฟ๐Ÿฆ‹๐Ÿ’•โค๏ธ
Comment: Thank you for the envelopes! I love them! And the size will be very useful to me. Also thank you so much for the inclusion of items for my daughter. She loves them very much! You are an awesome swap partner and anyone is lucky to get you ๐Ÿ’–
Response: ๐Ÿฆ‹๐Ÿ’•๐ŸŒพโค๏ธ๐ŸŒฟ
Allylu rated for Nice Notes on Mar 27, 2020
Comment: Thank you for everything! Your handlettering is beautiful. I guess it pays to practice. I have to start soon. Thank your husband for putting himself in danger for all of us. Truly a hero. Hope you are staying healthy as well.
Response: Ty!!! ๐ŸŒฟ๐ŸŒพ๐Ÿ’•โค๏ธ๐Ÿฆ‹๐Ÿฅฐ
Onehotmess rated for Spring ENVIE flipbook on Mar 23, 2020
Comment: So so lovely! Ty!
Response: ๐Ÿ’•โค๏ธ๐ŸŒฟ๐ŸŒพ๐Ÿฆ‹
Comment: I wish I could give this ten hearts. I have never seen a flipbook before so this is the coolest thing. I even took a video! (https://www.instagram.com/p/B-DJOTTjMk8/?igshid=10dyh7g1xo2jy&fbclid=IwAR17LDwE4RTP6uD1oY37u-l7eRIOGZUe5t3Z0HECuzUJdZikG6JfpuBlMNQ) I'll definitely be writing back!
Response: This is awesome! So glad you enjoyed it!!!
neecie rated for 1 Page Letter #6 on Mar 22, 2020
Comment: =) thank you so much for the awesome packet: terrific letter, super sweet st.paddy's charm & wow, origami paper/just what i needed! it's fantastic all that you're doing > a pleasure to be your partner {will write back!} for this swap/please enjoy your day - keep up the good work!
Response: Your so welcome!!! ๐Ÿ’•โค๏ธ๐Ÿฆ‹๐Ÿฅฐ๐ŸŒฟ๐Ÿ‘Œ
Response: I had a lot of fun putting together your box hope you can enjoy!
nanadiana rated for Anything goes~FLOWERS! on Mar 19, 2020
Comment: I wish I could give you more than one heart! I absolutely love, love, love the entire flower package! I used to have some wax stamp supplies years ago, and had fun with them. I'll have to get some again. The post cards are right up my alley. The booklet is so cute, lots of fun little pockets to explore! Thank you for making my day!
Response: ๐Ÿ’•โค๏ธ๐Ÿฆ‹๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿฅฐ
ashchu rated for Loaded Tag Flip on Mar 18, 2020
Response: I had a lot of fun putting this together for you hope you liked all the bright colors!
sbr9000 rated for Folded or Not Notecard Swap #6 USA on Mar 14, 2020
Comment: Thanks for the card.
paleyellowstar rated for Sticker Zipper Bag Book on Mar 13, 2020
Comment: Thank you very much Nancy! I liked your take on the Sticker Zipper Bag Book, and the stickers inside. Also, I am so impressed with your beautiful lettering. ๐Ÿ™‚
Response: ๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿฅฐ

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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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