Swap-bot Time: July 10, 2020 2:18 pm


Date Joined: February 14, 2020
Last Online: July 10, 2020
Birthday: February 15
Country: United States

About Me

A warm hello to the person reading this!

I live in the US on the Oregon coast on the Pacific Ocean. I am very fortunate to live where I do. It is beautiful!

I am a 35 year old mother of five homeschooled children. In fact my daughter will be helping me put together many of the items, and she loves FOXES and anything Japanese or anime/manga (if you're interested in surprising her!). She is 11, so cannot sign up yet.

Like so many Americans, I am a mashup of genetics, but I am Dutch, Irish, German, and Lithuanian mostly and so am especially interested in these areas! 💖

I am interested in so many things, being an aquarius, and I find it hard to make up my mind as to what I want to learn about at one time. I perform with a very small local group of talented people to put on a Vaudeville style show, in which I sing, dance, play piano and ukulele, perform comedic skits, I'm learning how to juggle and am breaking into the realm of the performance clown, especially the silent characters. I love performing, and do it wherever I can!

I am also interested in the silent arts (lol), collage, calligraphy, etc. (as I'm sure most of us here are!). I used to collage a lot as a teen, and am hoping this will give me an excuse to get back into it! I just love finding things that normally would be discarded as junk and turning them into something beautiful! And am excited because it seems that this community is full of people who appreciate just that! There is something magic in that scrap of paper, that little button, that old black and white photo....

I could tell you my favorite colors, or whatever, but I'm less interested in coaching you into how to make me something I'll like, than just seeing the results of the creative process from each and every one of you! We are creating magic, and I can't wait to see what all of you are inspired to do! I feel honored to me a part of this amazing group of people!

I have no dietary restrictions or allergies. The only food I don't like is radishes, and I doubt anyone will be sending me those. Oh, and I LOVE DARK CHOCOLATE!

I love to try and experience new things! If you want to send me a really weird tea flavor, I'm in! I'm the person where before you were like, I don't know if they would like it, I'm your person! I love the unusual and different. That's how I found out that mustard and peanuts are the worst flavor combo ever... 🤣

Also, you should know, my passion is really to make something out of nothing. My husband has a junk removal business and I am a housecleaner, so often we are hired to remove things from houses that are going to be put up for sale. And sometimes those houses have some cool stuff, which I try to donate before it just goes to the dump (most of the time it just needs to go to the dump). And i always collect anything crafty that was left behind. So what you get from me may not be fancy and store bought and in the most recent style, but it will be made with love and creativity and the TIME it takes to gather disparate objects into a cohesive whole. 💖


Foreign, old, or unique coins and currency! I have a small collection! TIA

Handmade postcards! If you love to make them, I will accept them as part of any PC swap, regardless of swap perameters! They're like big ATC's!

Blank postcards as part of any swap!

Washi stickers, any translucent or transparent printed item that I can use for layering in collage!

Woodland animals. The raccoon is my spirit animal - stays up too late, dark circles, can eat anything... I also like octopi, birds, wolves, tigers

Astronomy/astrology related. I am an Aquarians, Sagittarius rising, and love to meet other Aquarians (because I'm biased). I would also love to hear about your own sign

Vintage, steampunk, Victorian, anything old time circus/sideshow feel

Sailing ships and nautical

Celtic, Irish, Dutch, Scandinavian, "Viking", old European folky, things like that

Paranormal, cryptid, aliens, conspiracy, X-Files, ancient aliens theories, etc. I would love for you to write to me about any strange encounters or occurrences you've had, or any off the wall or out of the box ideas or theories you may have. Don't worry, it probably won't be the first time I've heard it, but it would be great if it was!

Address labels! I do not have a printer, so these are a treat!

I am not afraid of or dislike any animals like insects, spiders, worms, snakes, eels, etc, so feel free. I'm not offended at bones, and macabre things.

Botany, flowers, gardens, landscapes

Black, all shades of brown from dark to creams, earthy natural shades of other colors, olive, eggplant, goldenrod, etc. But I can use all colors, even red and pink which are my least favorite, but I need them sometimes to include in a swap for people who like those colors, since I won't buy them myself 😆

Please feel free to send me any handmade items you enjoy creating! I think art and creativity are such beautiful things!

Favorite Music

I listen to a ton of music! It's an aquarius thing... I'm a professional housecleaner, so I have headphones in all day. I primarily listen on Spotify, and I'm always digging for music to use in my shows, and to play at jams (which are like open music circles). I rarely find an artist that I enjoy most of what they create; usually it's only one or two songs. So here I'll list some favourites - artists of whose work I enjoy the majority!

Anda Union

Too Many Zooz

The White Stripes

Alan Gogoll


Smothers Brothers

Kathleen MacInness

Circus Contraption


Parker Milsap

Charlie Parr, especially the Stumpjumper album

Vocal Spectrum (I don't know how he holds that note that long at the end of Go The Distance!)

Carolina Chocolate Drops

I don't listen to popular music, so I never listen to the radio...

I also love listening to podcasts while I work, especially anything paranormal, conspiracy, cryptid, I also really enjoy radio lab.

Favorite Television

I don't have at tv, but I have watched a few things on my phone.

Game of Thrones


The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

Black Mirror


The X-Files

Also I really like the talent shows, like AGT, BGT, etc. I love getting new performance ideas, or things I can learn.

Favorite Movies

My all-time favorite movie is Master and Commander, Far Side of the World. This movie was incredibly well-made, clever, funny, and historical (War of 1812). It was based on the book series by Patrick O'Brien, which I have yet to read, but was lucky enough to run across almost the complete series in a move-in out clean (😮 see above).

I also loved Dances With Wolves

Shackleton with Kenneth Branagh

I really don't watch that many movies, because I don't have much time and I'd rather fill it with my family and creating things and performing, but also I love quality movies and they are hard to find... Suggestions are appreciated

Favorite Books

I really only read non-fiction. I'm just addicted to learning, and plus I teach my children so my house is full of learning materials. But also, we only have so much time on this planet, and I'd rather spend it learning something.

That being said, I really liked the Circle of Ceridwen series. Historical fiction about the era of the Viking invasion of England.


matt319 rated for Mailbox Blues #7 on Jul 10, 2020
Comment: Thank you very much!!
dawnakaulen rated for Cut n Paste PC. USA/Canada on Jul 9, 2020
Comment: Thank you! I like your style :)
Christianmom rated for CRAFT ROOM CLEAN OUT on Jul 9, 2020
Comment: Hi Chelsea! Good luck. Hopefully you will be one of the one picked for the Craft Room Clean Out giveaway. Have a wonderful and blessed day. Take care and stay safe.
cindynvb rated for Take 10 Postcard swap #22 USA only on Jul 9, 2020
suepier rated for Mailbox Blues #7 on Jul 9, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the pretty postcard from Oregon.
squince rated for ABC Postcard Swap - Theme B on Jul 8, 2020
Comment: Thanks!
suepier rated for Happy Post X-ing! on Jul 8, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the pretty postcard from Oregon and the nice quote.
MCGalaxy rated for Quick RAK on Jul 7, 2020
Comment: Hope you win :)
heatherg2 rated for Quick RAK on Jul 7, 2020
Cindymt rated for Quick RAK on Jul 7, 2020
Comment: My goodness, I absolutely LOVE my postcard! It is soo beautiful and creative. Thank you so much, I will keep it forever! I love how you designed it so beautifully. Thank you!!
suepier rated for Ratings Booster Postcard Swap #40 on Jul 6, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the nice postcard.
lizisalion rated for Quick RAK on Jul 6, 2020
bostianh rated for 10 Year Celebration! on Jul 6, 2020
Comment: Fun! Happy 4th!
BluBerry rated for Quick Stationery Destash on Jul 4, 2020
Comment: Thank you so much for the swap! I loved everything inside! :)
LavenderSprinkles rated for Because I Feel Like It on Jul 2, 2020
Comment: Sounds super delightful!
cynaemon rated for Because I Feel Like It on Jul 2, 2020
Comment: Thanks for sharing.
arystotle rated for Because I Feel Like It on Jul 2, 2020
squince rated for Take 10 Postcard swap #22 USA only on Jul 2, 2020
Comment: Thanks!
Mervi rated for ☆ TEA TIME #16 ☆ on Jul 1, 2020
Comment: Thank you! <3

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Bhindblueeyes on Jul 10, 2020:

Received the Make a Postcard For My Favorite Theme today! Thank you so much - I really like it!!! The stamps are great too!

tcornell on Jun 25, 2020:

I love the letter sets that you sent me for the I've Got What You Want tag, thank you very much!!!

LauraM540 on Jun 22, 2020:

Thanks for the envelope of awesome pink goodies from the 10,9,8,7,6 Tag...I loved it all!

9O96O on Jun 18, 2020:

PerArduaAd Alta I love the plaid postcard you made for me for the TAG: Make a POSTCARD for my favourite theme. The combination of exposed cardboard, black & white illustration and bold plaid pops. Thanks! :)

52901m on Jun 9, 2020:

THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR THE FLAT ENVIE!!!!! I absolutely ADORE the card, it’s truly amazing! And damn, that envelope was beautiful! ❤️

CraftyShana76 on Jun 9, 2020:

I absolutely ❤️❤️ The random flat envie you sent. So many interesting items and I love the recipe u included. Not sure what my kids will think but I’m gonna find out. TYSVM!!!!

LauraM540 on Jun 4, 2020:

Thanks for the great envelope of goodies from the Swap Tag US....I loved everything!

fbresnah on May 30, 2020:

Thank you so much for the wonderful notecards from the my request tag. they are so cute just what I needed!

tcornell on May 29, 2020:

I received your handmade collage Winnie The Pooh postcard, I love it!!!! Thanks so much for sending me the Handmade Postcard tag!

CraftyShana76 on May 24, 2020:

Thank you for the items for Send to the person Above you in the forums. I loved the beauty and the beast pages and the Blake Shelton! Where did u find that? TYSVM!!!

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