Swap-bot Time: March 23, 2017 9:25 am


Date Joined: September 21, 2010
Last Online: March 22, 2017
Birthday: April 9
Country: United States
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About Me

Hi, I am mostly a mixed-media artist. I love creating Postcards, ATCs, inchies, and cards. Please check out my address before sending, because I live in Washington state now. My favorite colors are yellow and green and my fave palette is natural/fall colors. I love Gelli printing, stamping, watercolors, pastels, and collage. I guess I'd call my preferred style a mix of vintage/shabby chic/eclectic all rolled into one. I really enjoy swapping projects with others to get a new perspective and fresh ideas. I am so inspired by the creativity of others and love trying new projects.

I love Vicky Papaioannou's YouTube vids, I watch both her handmade cards tutorials and her journalling vids. They are all free and she lists all the items she used below each video. I've watched some of them over and over.

I Pledge to Rate

I will do my best to rate swaps as they come in and would greatly appreciate if others will rate me as well. In addition, I am not a flaker and if you are ever in any doubt about any swap - please ask me about it.

Please put the name of the swap and your swap-bot username on the swap item or envelope, so I know who to rate and thank when I receive items. I swap on this site and others and occasionally a flood of mail comes in and I have trouble figuring out who sent what for what swap. Also, you do not need to include extras to get a heart from me. Please, just invest a little time in your creation or note and I will give you a heart. I enjoy well-made projects and appreciate the time spent in crafting them. If you really like to send extras anyway, cute flat stickers that I can put on postcards are always useful, but please don't feel they are necessary by any means.

If you are going to be late sending out a swap - please let me know before the send date. While including a note later may explain a problem, it would be much more responsible to send a note ahead of time if you can.

I love handmade envelopes, but please keep in mind the post office runs the envelopes through machines that can be a bit rough on the envies. Please consider reinforcing your envies, both handmade and store-bought, with tape, if the paper seems like it might rip when run through the postal processing machines. I have been sad to receive some swaps in torn envelopes that the post office sticks in a plastic baggie, with a sorry note on it and makes me sign for it - as if I know what may or may not be missing from the ravaged envelope. This is especially true for things sent to me from overseas - if you are sending me something from outside the US, please tape the seams and edges of the envie just to be safe! Thanks!

Favorite Crafts

I currently enjoy art journaling and making mixed media art with my Gelli plate, acrylics, stamping, watercolors, soft pastels, and coloured pencils. I love trading ATCs of all types, so long as they are the correct size (2.5" x 3.5") and fit into a baseball card holder (I keep them in a binder in baseball card pages, so if they are too chunky or have bits hanging over the edge, they don't fit).

In the past, I've also done embroidery, cross-stitch, knitting, wreath-making, doll-making, stuffed animals, and pencil sketching. I do a little wire-work here and there, mostly little embellishments for ATCs or tags.

Foodie Info

Chocolate: I like milk chocolate & white chocolate. I like nuts, pretzels, crisps, or peanut butter in chocolate (I love peanut M&Ms, chocolate covered pretzels, Reeses Pieces, and Reeses Peanut Cups). I don't like fruit, caramel, or anything too chewy in chocolate.

Candy: I love Peachies, Red Swedish Fish, orange slices, and red and white round peppermints. I don't like licorice, red hots (or any hot/cinnamon candy), jujubees, horehounds, any sour candy, spearmint, & gum.

Cookies: I love chocolate chip cookies with walnuts, white chocolate macademian nut cookies, homemade spritz cookies, and peanut butter chocolate kiss cookies. I don't like gingerbread/ginger snaps, lemon (or any fruit type) cookies, sandwich cookies, or any really hard cookies.

Hot Beverages: I love hot black tea and occasionally hot chocolate. I'm pretty boring when it comes to tea and hot cocoa - I don't like any fruity/herbal/mint/spice teas or cocoa. I like any kind of Breakfast black tea (English Breakfast, American Breakfast, Scottish Breakfast, etc.), Earl Grey, and organic black teas. I'm sorry, but I don't like red, white, or any other hot teas. I don't drink coffee, thanks.

Stickers & Postcards


I have been collecting stickers for about 30 years! I started collecting them in the fifth grade and still have my first album plus many more. I love stickers! Because I have so many stickers and love them, let me tell you a little bit what I like. I love Japanese & Korean kawaii stickers. I love epoxy stickers, bubble stickers, puffy stickers, and other 3d novelty stickers. Even if they are not kawaii, I mostly like the really cute stickers, but not children's themed stickers (Disney, etc). I don't collect teacher's reward stickers or really tiny stickers like those used on fingernails. I know some people don't care, but I am saddened to see bent/torn stickers - sometimes people try to put a sheet of stickers in an envie and they don't fit, so some people just bend the sheet in half, often ruining the stickers in the middle on the fold. I prefer to receive either full sheets of stickers or sticker flakes. I don't have children and don't enjoy sports, so please send those on to someone else or I will pass them on if you send them to me.


I really love any well made postcard and I'm fine with Zazzle as long as it's a great pic and decent cardstock. My faves are usually animals, whether real or illustrated. I also love anime, illustrations, holidays (Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years, etc), and local food/festivals. I like maps, animals, landscapes/scenery, city views, local humor/attractions. on the front. I prefer pcs sent naked (written on and stamped), but I am also interested in swaps of unused postcards if you are from another country (outside the US) or have access to postcards that I can't find locally (like cactus). I do not like free ad cards, ripped or torn cards, or ones that don't have a picture on them.

Things I Find Fascinating

I am fascinated by gyotaku (Japanese fish printing). I love Elizabeth St. Hilaire Nelson's artistic collage. I also love impressionistic art and watercolors. I love prehistoric cave paintings. I also like Japanese brush painting. I especially love watercolor paintings of koi and pond life or little birds. I also love watercolor farm scenes and trees.

Things I Like to Receive

Stickers, Art Journal pages, little hand-drawn sketches or watercolors, handmade ATCs or ACEOs, foreign book or magazine pages with non-English writing, postcards, Tattered Angels Glam, little wirework charms, clear buttons, vintage labels (household products, food, apothecary, fruit, etc), handmade tags, handmade cards, Japanese kawaii stickers (a few of my faves are Pucca, Awa Awa Chan, Monokuro Boo, Totoro, Sweet Coron (the bee from Hello Kitty), but I like others too).

Things That I Don't Like

Anything that smells like cigarettes or smoke (allergies). I don't need any child-oriented birthday or holiday cards (I'm single and don't have kids, but I don't mind if an ATC features a vintage child's pic as a part of, just no childish images like Spongebob, Disney, etc). I don't like heavily religious overtones - I prefer to leave religion out of art. I don't drink coffee, but I do like coffee themed cards or ATCs.


6/18/12 Rec'd a wonderful Random Ephemera Kit RAK from @mollysuzannedonahue

7/14/11 Rec'd an awesome RAK of Maya Road chipboard elements from @spotteddogs

Flaker List

@lauraann (partially suspended) flaked on me for QUICK flat destash swap #14

@limegreen55 (partially suspended) flaked on me for the Anything Goes #5 (stickers) swap: deleted her profile and changed her country (was Russia)

@jlynneseven (partially suspended) flaked on me for the ATC:Free Theme swap = angeled by Terri Pierson

@craftersretreat (partially suspended) flaked on me for Punch Art #3 ATC swap = angeled by @Vickyen


Angie rated for CC: Monochrome Green on Mar 21, 2017
Comment: Hello and thank you for the lovely green postcard! It certainly conjures up the joy of spring time! I really like green too! XO
Bhindblueeyes rated for Animal Alphabet - the letter P on Mar 20, 2017
Comment: I DO love penguins, and what's not to love about a panda in a plane? :) THANK YOU!!
boriquaz rated for Mushroom ATC on Mar 20, 2017
Comment: Yes the sun is much needed! Love the ATC thank you! Happy swapping.
HappyMom rated for SBPC: Wildlife on Mar 19, 2017
Comment: Love the water, Kristi! Thanks for picking a great card for me, and the cute stickers.
marinda rated for SBPC: Wildlife on Mar 18, 2017
Comment: Thank you! I love the deer pc.
Darida rated for EASU: Mixed Media ATC Swap on Mar 18, 2017
Comment: Thank you so much for heart ATC! I like your background and colors! Thank you for nice note and papers!
LadyRisa rated for WIYM Postcard Alphabet - B - USA on Mar 16, 2017
Comment: Thanks for the cute bus postcard.
Comment: Beautiful card! I'm ready for spring, too! Thanks for the extra papers.
Comment: Lovely postcard, thanks!
wolfeagle rated for USA-Hearts PC-March on Mar 15, 2017
Comment: Love this postcard and the love stamps are a great addition.
luluvision rated for Handmade Postcard on Mar 14, 2017
Comment: What a lovely postcard! It got a little bit beat up on it's way over to me but still pretty! I love the flowers!
Comment: Thank you for an awesome PC - I love Totoro and pretty much anything Miyazaki!
phenley rated for WIYM Postcard Alphabet - A - USA on Mar 10, 2017
Comment: Thank you so much for the great card.
HappyMom rated for WPS - Animal Postcard #31 on Mar 10, 2017
Comment: Oh my goodness - I LOVE this panda! They're my favorite. Thank you so much - love the giraffe sticker too :)
Watsonc7 rated for EASU: Mixed Media ATC Swap on Mar 10, 2017
Comment: Another "Christy-with-a-CH-and-a-Y"! You know the struggle lol! We have an awesome name. I really loved your mixed media ATC, the colors are awesome. Did you use gelli prints or a masterboard? That would have been a fun masterboard to cut up! I also really love that swap bot stamp on the envie, where can I get my hands on that?! Thanks for the fun paper bits and flickr compliments too :)
Response: Thanks, the base was a masterboard and the larger heart was made from a gelli print paper. I custom ordered the swap bot stamp a while ago - I just love Ernie!
chabbywabbit rated for WIYM: Beginner's ATC Swap on Mar 8, 2017
Comment: I love your piggy! I feel like it is looking right at me and is ready to jump out of the pc and come to life! Thank you for making this just for me
Response: Oh good! I was worried if you got it or not. I didn't get a notice that I had this rating and just now found it! :)
changeling316 rated for WIYM: POSTER ART POSTCARD SWAP on Feb 27, 2017
Comment: Thanks for the great postcard 😋 I've known people that have been to lots of conventions including New York and San Diego and they always said San Diego is the biggest and best, you gotta go. So I did and it was amazing but I think I'm going to take a break this year and try to hit up BGG CON in Dallas. It's all about board games and that's what I'm really focused on at the moment and it's much cheaper than going to San Diego. Have a great day, Nathan
Response: Oh, I've been to BGG in Texas-it was so much fun and hard to remember to sleep! Gotta go out at least once while you're there to get some BBQ!!
tyracrafty rated for WIYM: Pick 1 Postcard (Feb 2017) on Feb 27, 2017
Comment: Love the buffalo, thank you!
Angeljewele rated for USATC: Free Themed ATC Swap on Feb 25, 2017
Comment: Thanks so very much for such a wonderful card. I love the techniques you used. Happy Swapping

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bbsporty on Mar 20, 2017:

Handmade Postcard Club

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RyeRye on Jul 3, 2016:

Inspiration Station~

RyeRye on Jun 24, 2016:

Thanks for joining Inspiration Station!

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VivaLaDiane on May 9, 2016:

for hosting swaps in The Postcard Place!! The group is extra amazing because of members and hosts like YOU!! I sincerely appreciate you! ♥

VivaLaDiane on Jan 5, 2016:

Happy New Year sweetie!! I hope your holidays were amazing! ♥♥ Much love! ♥♥

JeanetteC on Dec 31, 2015:

Peace, joy and a happy 2016!

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