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Date Joined: April 15, 2009
Last Online: October 17, 2020

Country: United States
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About Me

Hello: My name is Monalisa. I am 1/2 Korean and 1/2 Filippino - born in USA. I live with my husband Josh. We have a cat named Fridos (no, not the chip ^_^). I'm fairly goofy and quirky in small bursts.

Activites: but certainly no pro . . . . Climbing, Cycling, Hooping, dancing, geo caching and watching soccer while Josh tries to explain it too me

DREAMS: travel, live korean style, own a business

HOBBIES: misc art (swap-boting - giggle), trying new foods, cooking, watching korean movies, photography, learning new things and finding werid things for my family (mom dad bro's hubby) to try

SOMETHING INTERESTING: My name is Monalisa because the doctor who wrote my name miss understood my parents english (lucky for me) ..... My name would have been MoonaRisa. ^_^

Wish List (LIKES)

TOP OF THE WISHLIST: artist post/show cards from these artists...Amy Sol and/or Chris Berens PLEASE PLEASE

korean things +++++

philippino things +++++

italian things +++

handmade items

***AMAZING (depth, texture, layering- junkie for technique) ATC's with theses themes:


Breakfast princess







Atomic/ space retro

pansies, tokidoki, pandas, red panda, otters, pika, white peacocks, . . . . .

COLORS: 1 - purple(S)/banana cream yellow 2 - peaches and cream 3 - burgundy

KAWAII FAVES: Korean anything. Squishies, Ali-fox, Sanrio - Batz Maru rocks!

*Currently wishing for San-x: Piggy Girl items

Flavors: rasberry, peach, red bean, ube, creams

*currently wishing for mix CDs or files of traditional old folk songs sung by workers/laborors or lullabys mothers use to sing .... Espically from korean and PI

FOODS: 70% dark choco otherwise milk, Spam (no joke); You can send me any dry Korean (anchovies, pancake mix, seaweed sheets,etc) or Philippino (instant milk teas, ube flavor powders, cornhash, etc) treats

Favorite Movies

MOVIES: (some of these titles are Korean) While You Were Sleeping, Stranger than fiction, My Sassy Girl, Waking Ned Devine, UP, Kidnapping Granny, Tangled . . . . . . .yes, I like cartoons

Korean (comedy) movies and dramas -

TV SERIES: Avatar: the last Airbender, Everybody Loves Raymond, The Office, Invader Zim, Pushing Daisies, My Lovely Sam-Soon, Sherlock (BBC), Ace of Cakes, Good Eats w/ Alton Brown, Adventure Time

Younger Days (and still): Tale Spin, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (Original), Gargoyles, Dark Wing Duck, Chip & Dale Rescue Rangers . . . . .


horror/creepy/scary things, pagan/wiccan, bugs that look like something they are not (ex. stick bugs), 50-80% peanut butter items

*Not really a dislike, but rather a "no more please"...I have been getting a lot of scrap paper and I don't need anymore.

Favorite Music

Adele, Muse, Transiberian, POD, No Doubt, Jason Mraz, Corin Baily Rae, Joseph

Diddies cheery/romantic - Mindy Gledhill

Diddies meloncholy - Lenka

Korean/Filippino/Chinese Folk

Musicals (Le Miz is my favorite)

Comedy - The Corries

Oldies - The Beatles, Otis Redding ...

Favorite Crafts

These are crafts I've tried, currently doing and/or want to try (I will asterisk still to do ones):

amuguri dolls/crochet*

mini cards



*****ATC ... TECHNIQUE JUNKIE! I give hearts for amazing and innovative techniques.

knitting scarves

needle felting

felted toys


jewelry making

silver art clay*

polymer/paper clay

painting/texture painting

collaging . . .there's probrably more but I can't remember right now . . ..

PRIVATE SWAPS WELCOMED...especially international

Favorite Books

Childrens / Action / Comedy / Interpretations of Fairy Tales / Travel writing humor:

Terry Pratchet - Wee Free Men (3 book series), Fablehaven, The Alchemist, Who put that hair in my toothbrush (fave youth book), No touch monkey, Job Hopper, Goblin Hero, Flawed Dogs . . . .

Comics: Garfield, Foxtrot, Calvin & Hobbes . . . .


AnnSo rated for Private swap: Annso &rbm3579 on Jul 20, 2017
Comment: Finally your second package arrived! Thank you so so much! Thank you also for resending and fo everything you sent. I will post my package as soon as possible, probably next Monday!
Response: I hope the first one finds its way to you cause it makes me sad that Zero is lost. ^_^
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful ATC's! I love the variety you made. My friend was sitting next to me while I opened the ATC's, admiring them.
nini143 rated for Private swap: nini143 & rbm5379 on Jun 7, 2017
Comment: Today I received your package. It's very lovely and you put a lot of effort in it - thanks for that. Thanks a lot for the nice benefit bag...I loved it! I also appreciate all the samples! Thank you soooooo much !:)
Comment: I just love this card! Thank you so much!!
Shoefairy19 rated for Make 'em laugh on May 17, 2017
Comment: Thanks for a fun swap. You made me laugh first thing in the morning, thgat deserves a hear any day!
Comment: Thank you for the lovely mini-zine about Spokane. I very much enjoyed reading it. I've never been to the west coast of the USA but would love to have the chance to visit there someday. Don't worry about not copying all the way to the edge -- I have the same trouble when I make zines!
justheather rated for "My Town" Minizine - USA on Feb 16, 2016
Comment: Love it! Thank you so much :)
Goodmorningfelicity rated for "My Town" Minizine - USA on Jan 29, 2016
Comment: Great little zine! I have been to Spokane a few times, but I wish I had had your guide then!
Comment: I recognize the clock tower from the my town ATC. Love the zine. Very nicely done. I love way it came out. I will visit Spokane one day.
Comment: Thank you! Happy future swapping! ;)
dreamerkins rated for Private swap: forum post request on Nov 18, 2015
Comment: This is amazing! Thank you! Oh, I freaked when I saw the lootcrate box. it was funny. I unsubscribed last month, and thought it was a mistake (again...had an issue like that once), then I saw your name, and cracked up. Everything in this is lovely, and the zine is so fun! I'm really looking forward to playing with this with my youngest, when she gets home. So creative! thank you so much!!
Response: *blush - I had my husband test out the zine before I sent it (he's a touch all the buttons type of guy - giggle) and he had fun. ^_^. Inner child test. Enjoy
Hag53 rated for Private swap hag53 & rbm3579 on Nov 13, 2015
Comment: What' a wonderful atc! A lot of technique in this and I love the tiny girl 'wanting him to be happy' thank you so much for helping me celebrate Mandy's life with this swap!
Margo rated for Private Swap ATC and Mini Zine on Oct 29, 2015
Comment: I GOT IT TODAY AND YOU ARE SO AMAZING! Omg!!!! I love the zine! I hope you like mine... it's not OOAK as I love to reproduce them (xerox machines are magic for me...) But the tribute ATC and everything!!! (My mom wants me to glue it over my actual yearbook photo... she's being mean today...lol) I love it all!!! Thank you!
Response: Giggle-blush. I have a mini Xerox machine too - super old school but I love it. My moms cruelly fun to me as well. ^_^
Comment: Hey! I got your postcard today! Love the way the horn was almost hidden on the furthest horse - I didn't see it at first - and also, oooh sparkly! Plus I love carousels so that was awesome too. Hope you're having a great vacation :)
Comment: What a cute/adorable postcard! I've been playing with Ernie all day! Thanks so much for making and sending such a special treat. Happy mail for me and many hearts for you!
Response: I know, addicting right? ^_^ I was hoping the mail carriers had fun with it too.
AmphibianQueen rated for HD/HP Paper dolls on Oct 16, 2015
Comment: I'm totally blown away, should have begun private swaps sooner, thank you for the thoughtful and fun details! You rock! This was great!
Comment: LOVE the atc, the ice king's sad story is one of my favorite and this card shows it so well
Purplmyst rated for Itty-bitty teensy craft! on Oct 12, 2015
Comment: Thank you for the adorable assortment of itty-bitty goodies!
Spunthread rated for Itty-bitty teensy craft! on Oct 10, 2015
Comment: Thanks - I love it!
Comment: Definitely an interesting style! And I love your paper. Thank you so much for sending!!

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mummsie on Jun 8, 2017:

I can never "thank you" enough for your lovely RAK Happy Mail Pkg.sent to my ailing Mother . She was so thrilled with all the many contents .She said what an artistic lovely young lady and couldn't believe it was just out of a kind heart! You really went above and beyond!. Many thanks. Hugs, Mummsie

Margo on Sep 26, 2015:

KOREAN KAWAII IS MY ABSOLUTE FAVORITE!!! I like it all, but the Korean stickers are so awesome!

KatarinaNavane on Feb 12, 2012:

You're very welcome! Glad you appreciate the crumbly old papers. I rescued the sheet music, the university music library was going to throw it away! I've gotten a lot of use out of it.

upthesky on Jan 21, 2012:

Thank you for Angeling the swap Charming#2 Your charms are so cute, love them and the flower one is so pretty. Looking forward to using them. Thank you for your kindness in doing this for me. Happy swaps.

sunnyblueskies on Dec 14, 2011:

Thanks so much for your sweet comments--I really appreciate hearing such encouraging words :)

yunasy on Mar 6, 2011:

thanks for the things you sent for the WTA ^^

Hollyangel on Jan 29, 2011:

I saw the picture of your matchboxes on flicker. I loved them!!!

grababubble on Oct 31, 2010:

I think i got the link posted right.... Looking forward to this swap! :) happy halloween!

craftgasm on Oct 5, 2010:

Please check out my ephemeral giveaway in the ZMACS forum!

staceyb on Mar 31, 2010:

Hi! You had asked me where I got the tapes I used on my ATZ, so I figured I'd leave you a link here. The tapes were from Pretty Tape on Etsy I love that store, prices very reasonable and shipping is super fast.

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