Swap-bot Time: August 20, 2018 10:46 pm
www.swap-bot.com

Peony

Peony
Date Joined: January 22, 2010
Last Online: November 22, 2014
Birthday: December 31
Country: United States
Pinterest
My Flickr Photos

Hi- I'm Liz, and I love mail!

( a note about my move- I'll be leaving Ptown Nov 4th, so I'm slowing down on swapping around then. Also changing my address to Vieques 3 weeks before I go, ensuring all my swaps get to me. So if you are sending to me and it's the Vieques address it might take me a bit longer to rate you, but don't worry- it'll happen. Thanks!)

I'm lucky to live in two of the most beautiful places on earth- half the year (cold months) on the small island of Vieques in the Caribbean and the other half (warm months)in Provincetown, Cape Cod. I live with my husband, dog and cat. We have a restaurant in Vieques and work at restaurants when we're on the Cape. I have recently started a bath product business as well, it's so awesome to figure out how to make your own products- like learning to cook on another planet!

She's Crafty-

The main reason I'm on Swap-bot is to make myself be creative, if I don't have a good reason, and a deadline, other things get in the way. A very close second is- I love going to the post office and seeing what wonderful presents have arrived!

Bath and body products are my current passion- lotion, soaps, shampoo, conditioner,shaving cream... When I'm not working on that I love making jewelry (tribal/gypsy/vintage style)- I've been incorporating shells I find on the beach. Also art journaling, mailart, mixed media collage, playing in my planner, abstract acrylic painting, photography (and messing with the images with a million photo apps). New at carving rubber stamps, I'm not great at it, but I'm having fun. I'd LOVE to learn how make stained glass art and do glass blowing someday. Also enamel and soldered jewelry sounds like a fun thing to try.

This is some art that inspires me. Check out my Pinterest to see links to the artists.

Entertainment

I didn't think it was relevant for a while here, but I might join a swap or two about suggesting books/movies/shows. Like I told my husband on our first date- I love to be entertained.

Books

I read mostly fiction, some of my favorite authors and books are-

The Good Earth, Crimson Petal and the White, Jane Austen, The Collector, Thomas Perry, Laura Kinsale, The Time Traveler's Wife, Outlander, Tana French, Living Dead Girl, The Handmaids Tale, Earth Abides, Room, A Song of Ice and Fire books, The Long Walk, The Power of One, Chelsea Cain, Georgette Heyer, Gillian Flynn, Sunshine, Wayward Pines series

TV

I love a good TV show, to me that means character/story arcs throughout the series. If you watch a random episode here or there it won't be easy to understand-

Twin Peaks, Veronica Mars, Carnivale, Buffy, Firefly, Sherlock, The Killing, The Wire, Deadwood, Breaking Bad, Friday Night Lights, Luther, Rectify, Arrested Development, Freaks and Geeks, My So Called Life, The Office (UK), Community, The League,

Movies

I'm sure I'm going to forget some of my favorites, but here are a few I love-

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Heathers, True Romance, Amelie, Being John Malkovitch, Blue Velvet, Memento, The Usual Suspects, Breakfast Club, Fargo, Leon (The Professional), Dangerous Liaisons, Thelma and Louise,

Music

I can't imagine I will be doing music swaps, if I do I'll put some music here.

Love it!

Checking out my Pinterest boards will give you a good idea of things I think are awesome. Frida Kahlo is my style icon, postal related items, office supplies like ledger paper and security envelopes, postage stamps, bohemian/gypsy style stuff, Indian and Russian style onion dome architecture, water gardens, conservatories, alliteration, fancy wrought iron gates and windows, wood grain, peeling/chipped paint on wood, beautiful handwriting, calligraphy, cool fonts, typewritten things, dainty vintage tea cups, tea parties, menu planning, beach combing, the scent of Lush bath products, Apothecary bottles, jars and labels, cabinets of curiosities.

Food/Drink

Earl and Lady Grey tea, herbal tea, spicy/chai tea, exotic tea flavors like flowers/spices, but I enjoy most flavors of tea as long as they're fresh. Terry's chocolate oranges, maple candy, anise flavored candy.

No coffee or green tea please.

Plants/Flowers

roses, peonies, dahlias, poppies, succulents, ferns, gnarly oak trees, moss, lichen, lithops,water lilies, lotus, carnivorous plants, plant life under the sea.

Places

Cape Cod, San Francisco, New Orleans, Puerto Rico, the UK, India, Egypt, Greece, Morocco, Istanbul, St Petersburg, Sicily, Venice, Amalfi coast

Colors

I've been loving bright pink lately, true red, vintage aqua, turquoise, teal... Any shade of blue actually. All shades of white and gray. Current shades of brights and pastels.

Postcards

My favorite kind of postcards are handmade by you!

Naked is more fun than in an envelope for all postcards. Interesting stamps are always appreciated.

Vintage/vintage looking postcards are awesome. Love the ones with wavy edges like stamps.

Any places on my favorites list.

Photos of- mail related things, old cameras/typewriters, tea cups/a tea party, cemeteries,wrought iron gates/fences, creepy trees, interesting mailboxes/doors/windows/paths, old abandoned places/things, beautiful and crumbling architecture.

Animals

mongoose, chihuahuas, hippos, elephants, birds, beetles, cicadas, jellyfish, octopuses, sea urchins...

Dislikes

Glitter (it ends up all over the place), cigarette smoke, cutesy-country-crafts, Mary Englebreit, sunflowers, snowmen, teddy bears, clowns, animal print, cows, Disney characters (with the exception being Snow White), holiday themed items, sports, rhinestone/Diva/princess/"bling" style stuff, children's items. Not a fan of the color orange, muddy colors, orange/green/brown color combo, peach. I am getting sick of seeing mustaches and glasses as design elements.

Wishlist

  • I have a filofax a5 planner in bright pink, anything for that would be awesome (the paper is 5.5x8.5 inches), I like using bright, colorful, happy items in it.

  • Office Supplies-fun/cute: erasers, labels, pens...

  • Silly/cute Asian stickers

  • Swap-Bot swag

  • Photos- taken with a Holga/Polaroid/lomo/old style camera, or digitally altered- my favorite subjects are: cemeteries,wrought iron gates/fences, trees, interesting mailboxes/doors/windows/paths, old abandoned places/things, exotic (to this American) places/people, nature...

  • Ledger Paper (new or used with beautiful writing)

  • Stencils or fun mark making items for abstract/mixed media painting.

  • Security Envelopes

  • Botanical and entomological illustrations

  • Anthropologie, Plumo, Free People or Toast catalogs-I love the images for collage and envelope making.

  • Sewing pattern paper. Love to collage with it.

  • Vintage/Old lace ribbons, handkerchiefs and doilies

  • Vintage carved mother of pearl buttons

Ratings

midteacher rated for Send A Smile! #2 USA Only on Dec 21, 2014
1
rating
 
kingsleyzissou rated for Brown Bag It -ATC on Nov 10, 2014
5
rating
Comment: WOW! Thank you so much for the super-awesome old-skool mail ATC, Liz! I really like your style and creativity! I even loved your envelope! Thanks again and keep up the awesome!
5
rating
Comment: Dear Liz, thank you so much for such a beautiful envie! Loved the envelope and everything that came inside! You're so creative and generous, thank youuu!! The snail mail stickers are the cutest thing ever!! And so is everything else! Thanks for one of the cutest envies I've ever received :D
5
rating
Comment: Lovely November card - thank you!
mahlermail rated for Creepy Picture on Oct 27, 2014
5
rating
Comment: Nice filters!
PaperPassion rated for I love color (& light!) on Oct 27, 2014
5
rating
Comment: Love the colors you chose.Thank you so much for the beautiful photos.
5
rating
Comment: Thanks for the lovely art, Liz! I just got back from Boston a few hours ago -- what dreadful weather this week! I'd head for Vieques too.
Elkeekle rated for My indulgent tea on Oct 23, 2014
5
rating
Comment: Hi Liz, thank you for the nice teas! I already tried the orange dulce one, and it really is a good one, love it!
Response: I'm so glad you liked it, it's my fave. Thanks!
ladybegood rated for SS: Anything goes photo swap on Oct 23, 2014
5
rating
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful photos-I love your flowers. And I always enjoy cemetery photos.
Response: Thanks so much! Flowers and cemeteries are some of my favorite things to shoot.
phillaine rated for Happy Mail- Air Mail/Postal on Oct 22, 2014
5
rating
Comment: Hi Liz! Thank you for the fantastic swap. I absolutely adore every single thing you sent, and am very excited to start using them. I LOVE the swap cards you made for me, so thanks for sending a few more of those, too! ♥
Response: Yay! Thank you, glad you liked everything.
5
rating
Comment: Thanks for the fun mail! I love the postage stamps you used. (where do you get the older, unused postage stamps?) I love mailboxes, especially the British red, round mailbox so I was thrilled with the mailing label you used and that you included one inside for me!
Response: I'm glad you liked everything! Those British mail boxes are my favorites too. I got the stamps from Errol Murphy (do an Internet search for "Errol Murphy stamps"). I've purchased stamps from him many times, they are awesome, he only charges for shipping and the stamps are face value. You can ask for a verity or different themes (nature, historical, Christmas...) they are so much fun.
devilspigeonhole rated for I can see clearly now on Oct 17, 2014
5
rating
Comment: Wow, this swap leaves me totally gobsmacked... What a fabulous collection of mail/mail art goodies, and I am sorely impressed that you created the mailing labels yourself!! I'm certainly going to have a truck-load of fun using it all. (Except for the Jetoy postcards, which will be squirreled away a.s.a.p. :D) Thanks for letting me know how the stamps from Fiverr turned out - the stamps you ordered from them looks great (clear and sharp images) and I'll be checking them out soon. Last, but certainly not least; thank you for hosting a great swap, as well as being a great partner! ♥ (Came back to the rating to tell you that I spent at least five minutes trying to see what was inside the clear envelope before I opened it. It was five minutes of hell because you did such a good job of leaving just enough to pique interest, but no amount of shaking and squinting would reveal any of the treasures inside! lol)
Response: Whoo-hoo! Awesome, I'm so happy you liked it- sososo much fun to make. I think I felt I had to step it up because it was for you, your packages are always so great. Thank you- I'm going to have to host another one soooon.
5
rating
Comment: Such a cute envie, thank you:)
Response: Thanks so much!
5
rating
Comment: Liz, your package made my night! I love love love the washi samples and other goodies. The cards and photograph are beautiful! Thank you for putting such time and work into this swap. It's AWESOME!
Response: Yay! Thank you, I'm thrilled you liked everything!
smartin85 rated for Cemetery Photo Swap on Oct 12, 2014
5
rating
 
Stacy rated for Mail art: #SNAILMAILREVOULTION #5 USA on Oct 11, 2014
5
rating
Comment: Awww..Your compliments made my day. Loving the snail mail envie and will use every single item you sent! Is your snail mail stamp homemade?
Response: I'm so glad you liked it! I sort of made the stamps, I designed them and sent the images to someone on the website fiverr- they made the stamps ($5 each!), I highly recommend it.
BluGinhm rated for Cemetery Photo Swap on Oct 9, 2014
5
rating
Comment: Wonderful photos! Is it a partly abandoned cemetery? Some looks like it's taken care of and the other spots look like really old cool cemeteries that time's forgotten! Thanks for sending!
Response: Glad you liked them! They stopped putting people there in 1899, so part of it- in the back- is more like woods with headstones randomly placed. It's one of my favorite places to wander around in town.
5
rating
Comment: Thank you for this nice pc- must be a lovely place!
Response: It is, and thanks for rating!
Karmi53 rated for Fantastic Fall on Oct 6, 2014
5
rating
Comment: Love the pictures very nice colors thank you
Response: Thank you! I adore this time of year.
MrSchiEvous rated for Project REAL Life - AUGUST 2014 on Oct 5, 2014
5
rating
 

Rating Overview

Overall Hearts Stars Hosted
4.9932 486 44 44
Completed Fives Threes Ones
416 586 0 1
Type 1 Type 2 Type 3 Uncategorized
9 174 233 0
View all

Currently In

  • the user is not currently in any swaps :(

Currently Hosting

  • the user is not hosting any current swaps

Comments

user2637 on Apr 27, 2015:

Just FYI, user @laurenvnzl , who owes you a swap from awhile ago, is back online and swapping. Perhaps if you contact her, you can get your swap finally!

grstamping on Apr 21, 2015:

Liz- I was not rated for the swap "It's a horse of course".

Saristotle on Jan 20, 2015:

Due to your 1 rating and that you haven't been on in 2 months, I have to remove you from Eff Your Beauty Standards. If you log back in and make up your 1, please join again!

ladydy5 on Jan 10, 2015:

Going to eliminate our group for you as I see you have not been doing swapping for a couple of months and your change of address may be delaying your mail to and from. Sorry Artistically Inclined group

midteacher on Dec 28, 2014:

Please take a moment a rate me for SS: September Color: BLACK &/OR WHITE. I messaged you yet you never answered. I sent about 5 photos, some on blank note cards so you could send them. The others were on card stock.

barbieloufromKY on Dec 18, 2014:

Happy December Birthday from the USA Paper Crafts group!

liveve308 on Nov 11, 2014:

Hi :)

Just wanted to let you know that Round 4 of Your Photo As a PC is up now ---> http://www.swap-bot.com/swap/show/188305 Would love to see you participate again :)

Eve

armadillogal on Oct 5, 2014:

Love your profile...had to check it out. I used to snowbird but my summer home was "up north". How cool to live on an island half the year!

anandatashie on Oct 4, 2014:

I received your TNW WTA today! Thank you for the wonderful naturey stamps. My favorites are the owl and the grassland with the storm in the distance. :)

TereDiane1954 on Sep 7, 2014:

Thank you for being such a great officer in Color and Light! The swaps you create are unique and interesting, and I so appreciate the work you are doing♥

Login to leave a comment now!