Swap-bot Time: December 18, 2018 7:37 am


Date Joined: April 3, 2016
Last Online: December 17, 2018

Country: United States
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About Me

Love to meet new fellow artists and crafters! I like to paint on everything: canvas, wood, walls, shoes, clothing, furniture … if there is a surface, I will probably work on it.

I ALWAYS rate. if you are missing a rating from me is because I did not receive anything. * I have found that different people interpret art differently, if for any reason you have issues in a swap, please contact me before rating, and I will do my best to make it right *

What I really like the most are:

Science fiction cards, the Cosmos in general, specially the Sun,
Atlantis myth and the ocean, Mermaids & Sea Horses vintage Disney, Fat old feisty ladies Fairy tales classics. Specially Cinderella & Sleeping Beauty. Christian crosses and depictions of the Virgin Mary Kawaii anything, specially food and hello kitty characters..
Shopkins Orchids Sunflowers Birds Lions I also love horses, and everything country!

I collect ATCs ( with no raise embellishments, please), and Hand Made (flat) or Hand painted or drawn well made PostCards.
I prefer my PostCards naked and stamped!!!! I have grown found of Chuck O Cardboard postcards, specially those from beer labels. Some of them are so cool and colorful. Feel free to send me a chuck of cardboard for a postcard, just make sure is clean please!

I also love making art dolls with any media, specially embroidery and felt.

Favorite color is Teal (blue/green ocean shade). My favorite flower is a carnation.

I am one of those girls who does not do pink or purple. I do not mind receiving items in those colors, if that is what you want to do!

Favorite season is Fall / Autumn. I love specially the colors of the season and its deep hues. I also love red, white, and blue. I am very patriotic, and love my country.

Dislikes: I like almost every theme, as long as is not Gothic or gore, and no blood. Not really much into vampire, zombies, skulls or day of the dead, or anything evil-ish either .... nothing dark or morbid please! Trash to treasure. Dogs (had a realty bad experience a few years back). I respect everyone's believes and choices, but please no gay, LGBT, political artwork or items either.

I no longer watch TV, very rarely I do but when I did my Favorite TV Shows were:

Stargate SG -1
Stargate Atlantis
Original Star Trek series.
Drop dead Diva
Face Off I still watch (but not the gory stuff LOL Cartoon: Beavis and Butthead, Power puff Girls, Johnny Bravo, Classic Mickey and Gang, Class Looney Tunes (specially Dafty Duck), RugRats, Flintstone's, and The Jetson's.

My favorite things to collect are ATCs and hand painted, drawn or collage postcards. not much into the store bought ones. I collect artwork, and not just plain mail, except for guitar picks!

No matter your skill, I would be very happy with something made from the heart! Rather than a store bought one. Please no political at all, or religious (unless Christian Bible verses) cards or postcards. . Things that are slapped together with little thought make me very sad.

I have been lucky to sell some of my art, including ACEOS. My specify trade is oil paintings, and I have sold some over the years.

I am a soap and bath products aficionado. My excess inventory is listed on eBay. I have collections 4 times a year that are themed for the season and holidays, and I only use professional materials that are vegan friendly, gluten free, with no animal testing. Check my eBay link above if interested!

I currently do not have pets. I suffer from allergies, and just the touch of certain animals or plants send me on a frenzy, so (please be mindful of that when sending me anything that is not handled around animals if possible).

Please, PRETTY PLEASE do not send me . glitter, (confetti ok, as I use it for shaker cards), items that are dirty, or have a strong animal, smoke, or perfume smell. Not big on foam stickers either.

I send out most of my swaps the first day partners are assigned. If for any reason you haven't received something from me in a swap, please message me and I'll resend. I would never just not send something. Also if you are a host who needs an angel, I am always happy to help!

Please note that I go to my PO Box twice a week, so it might take me a couple of days after receiving to rate the sender, but I will always rate. If after a considerable period of time I have not rate, is because I did not receive it.

I also have a ridiculous amount of supplies and stuff, actually, it has taken over my house! So I really do not need ephemera, papers, or anything at the moment. Do not feel guilty about no sending extra stuff, I really have way too much, I will still give you a heart when things a lovingly made! But if you are a soap maker, I would love samples of Cold Process soap!

I post what I have made for swapbot to my Flickr account. If you want to be surprised, don't click on the link!. You will probably find a spoiler! ˙ ͜ʟ˙


Comment: Maria, thank you for the very merrily decorated PC.
lperry rated for Max MeRry ChRisTmaS postcards Quickie on Dec 17, 2018
Comment: What a beautiful postcard! Thank you so much.
myancey rated for WIYM:RECYCLED CARDBOARD SWAP on Dec 15, 2018
Comment: Maria thanks for the chunk.
HappyMom rated for ESG: Quick friendly profile comment on Dec 15, 2018
Comment: Thanks for the sweet comments and good wishes Maria :) I hope you have a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year too!
Comment: Great card! Really at first thought it was a real one but you had that cool postcard rubber stamp 😊 Merry Christmas!
Comment: Cool truck! ![](https://imgur.com/CyXC61V)
Comment: Thank you, the snowman is so cute.
Comment: Love the Vintage style PC Maria ... thank you!
Comment: Thanks!
marinda rated for Ho Ho Ho - Christmas Postcard Swap! on Dec 10, 2018
Comment: Thank you! I love the nativity postcard. :D
Comment: Wow we gurl! I don't think I"ve ever seen encaustic before. I know I've viewed it on utube maybe. This card helps me gain a perspective. This is very cool and Im excited to have it in my postcard collection. Im so appreciate of your kind comments. YOur comments are not at all common.Odd, huh? So when someone does share kind comments it super rocks my day. So thank you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Comment: Thanks for the cool Golden Gate Bridge postcard, I love it. I am so NOT ready for the holidays, but I'm workin on it. :):):) Merry Christmas!
SeleneW rated for PA: Handmade ABCs - H on Dec 6, 2018
Comment: Adorable Happy card! Thank you so much <3
Zefaniya rated for Christmas Card Swap on Dec 6, 2018
Comment: Thanks :D
xninolax rated for NYUP Sender's Choice #65 on Dec 4, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the Galveston Island postcard. Beautiful view! I am longing for some sea and sunshine ❤️❤️❤️ Happy holiday season to you!
Comment: Great pictures
Comment: Very festive! Thanks for sharing and Merry Christmas!
dawnakaulen rated for NYUP Sender's Choice #65 on Nov 25, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful art deco PC!
vontakk rated for Postcard Swap #65 on Nov 23, 2018

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bluecrayons on Dec 14, 2018:

ESG: Quick friendly profile comment ~bluecrayons

hi,i finally "met" another lady who dislikes pink and purple. my fav color is blue. i love painting too. i just did alot over the last week. i made a wooden tree, a canvas with a special saying for my sis, a deer, a truck, a light up shadow box.and much more.

great getting to know you some.

have a blessed christmas.

cynaemon on Dec 13, 2018:

Quick, friendly profile comment swap - Hi, Maria, I am your partner for this swap. I thought you would like this quote: The sky calls to us - If we do not destroy ourselves we will one day venture to the stars. Carl Sagan Best Wishes, Cynaemon

Paryx on Dec 11, 2018:

Really liked the truck postcard, thanks. I reverse-searched it and found it on Pixabay!

kittyhahahotbot on Nov 30, 2018:

LizH on Nov 14, 2018:

Post on Profile-Christmas/Holiday Movie

My favorite Christmas movie is The Nightmare before Christmas. I like it because it is not the typical holiday type movie, I also watch others during the holidays but it is my all time favorite.

astrodogg on Nov 6, 2018:

Newbie Friendly - Profile Hello #4

Mail Deadline: Nov 6, 2018

ID: astrodogg

Hi there! I think it's cool that you make your own products! Especially since they are cruelty free! Have a great day!


craftykittn on Nov 5, 2018:

Newbie Friendly - Profile Hello #4

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Hi there! ♡♡

Reading your profile, you come across as such a positive and artistic person! I love art as well so it was inspiring to hear how much you enjoy making art dolls and that you’ve sold stuff too. Your username even reminded me of a lovely inspirational quote, “Create your own sunshine.” It’s something I think we should keep in mind everyday. Best wishes!


MissBlade on Nov 4, 2018:

Hello! You seem like a very talented person! Very crafty and a lot of fun! I also love stargate.. and Rugrats! It sucks you can’t have animals becuase if allergies! That would make things hard.. I also don’t like the smell of strong perfume either! Or glitter!

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