Swap-bot Time: April 28, 2017 1:22 am


Date Joined: June 6, 2012
Last Online: April 27, 2017
Birthday: July 21
Country: United States

About Me

Having a PO box is great, but I don't check it more than twice a week, if I'm lucky! So if it takes a few days longer for me to rate you, that's why! :)

Hey guys! I'm a very crafty person and my projects can change from day to day.

I love bright colors! Especially green and blue!

Other likes: cats, goats, sand between my toes, the color purple, poetry, the whimsy and the fantastic, forests and trees, plants and flowers, sunflowers, zinnias, marigolds, hunting for pretties at salvation army, teacups and teapots, buddha statues, colorful pressed glass

Favorite Crafts

Mostly here to collage, paint and otherwise craft handmade postcards and mail art! I would love to make a few mail art pen pals :)

Just create things that make you happy and they are bound to beautiful!

Favorite themes

Anything Postal related, Bright colors, Paris, Asian Styles

I know it's not a theme but I love hearing personal stories about you and your hometown.

Favorite Art Styles

love impressionism (think van gough, cezzanne, Mary Cassatt, Monet) I went to Musee D'Orsay and it took my breath away to see Monet's work in person.

I like the rococo style. Its a french style from around the time of Mary Antoinette and the sun king. I love french inspired/styled things especially their traditional and extravagant interiors and furniture. Specifically fauteuil chairs (nerding out)

That being said about fancy furniture. I ADORE antiques. I appreciate old things, even if they're strange, run down or falling apart. Again I am particularly drawn to traditional furniture stuffs, but I seriously love it all. I love going to the thrift stores and buying old dishes for their patterns.

I am also a walking contradiction in that I like modern graphic design too. Simple clean clean lines and minimalism is easy for me to appreciate because I know how hard it can be to achieve.

I LOVE RECYCLING/UPCYCLING. Please share with me if you design anything from what most people consider trash. This is by far one of my favorite creative challenges as a designer.

Also just simply seeing someone reuse an envelope or packaging makes me happy too!


Please do NOT send any kind of extras!! I appreciate the generosity of the swappers I have met here, but I am overwhelmed by them! I am trying to craft my way through an extensive pile :)

baby pink and brown together not a big red or orange person, I like blues greens and purples much better!

Dried flowers or anything like that crafted on to anything, just found an old rolo decomposing that made quite a mess! >_<

My name crafted, pasted, or written on anything

gorey graphic stuff or halloween themed items

cinnamon smell or flavored things, it makes me feel sick. (its ok mixed with other things!)

Autumn/november spice smell that stores usually sell around halloween

obscene nudity (your average nude is fine though haha)

horror themes


Sticky notes or to-do type memo sheets -just don't use them!

Envelopes as extras (I make most of mine!)

paranormal themes are okay(they still creep me out a bit haha, but they can be interesting!)

Friendship books- just not into them, but I will try my best to pass them on if they end up with me


Thanks to @LINBUR0100 and @Littletiscrafty for angeling on Mega christmas card swap

If you notice I haven't rated you please let me know! I tend to rate the day I get a swap, but an occassional one does slip through.

I received a 3 on a swap that I sent out late (and let my partner know it was a family emergency) I even re-sent when it did not reach her. I have contacted her about doing anything to improve the rating but she firmly believes I deserve a 3. Message me if you have concerns.


whytewillow rated for ♥Journal/ Collage Fodder♥ on Apr 3, 2017
Comment: Oooh, aaah...Thanks for the fodder....Niccccce.
Response: Yay so glad you like it!
gmasusie rated for Chunk O Cardboard - Mar 2017 on Mar 29, 2017
Comment: Thank you
anandatashie rated for Postcard Penpals on Mar 21, 2017
Comment: Thank you. :) I absolutely love the postcard you chose! I'll be responding soon, xo.
Response: Yay can't wait! :)
brianfuchs rated for March AMA Sender's Choice on Mar 20, 2017
Comment: Thanks for the nice collage card. I've had great intentions on writing people back, but somehow time gets away from me. I'll get to it. When I went to France, I had to be dragged away from Roman ruins and bridges and streets lined with amazing architecture. And I would probably still be at the top of Le Mont Saint-Michel if I hadn't been forced to leave.
Response: Alas much like responding to mail, my comments section lags behind! Glad you enjoyed the postcard :)
Comment: Love this B&W card -- yes, he does look like the boys on Christmas Story! Thank you!
Response: So glad you liked it, thanks for the heart!
Comment: Great post card, thank you!
Response: glad you liked it, thanks for the heart!
MissPaula rated for Chunk O Cardboard - Mar 2017 on Mar 15, 2017
Comment: Thanks for the book cover. It might make a nice mouse pad! = ) ♡★♡★♡
Response: oh what a cool idea! Glad you like it!
mummsie rated for HMPC: Sender's Choice-March on Mar 12, 2017
Comment: Thank you!
Response: thanks for the heart, glad you enjoyed the pc!
Newlybird17 rated for Chunk O Cardboard - Mar 2017 on Mar 11, 2017
Comment: Loved your fun eclectic postcard, thanks!!
aspens rated for WIYM: Pick 1 Postcard (Mar 2017) on Mar 10, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the kitty postcard! He certainly doesn't look pleased.
Comment: thanks, I love giving hearts
Response: Glad you liked it, I love getting hearts ^_^
eel rated for Postcard Penpals on Mar 6, 2017
Comment: Hej Allison, Such a beautiful PC. I would love to canoe there. Would love to write you back, but unfortunately the card get wet and part of your address washed away. Would you pm it to me? eel
Response: Oh, Bummer! Yeah, keep an eye on your inbox. thanks for the heart!
donetta rated for RJ: Red & Black Rolo on Mar 3, 2017
Comment: This is a stunner! Thank you so much for saving it, and sharing it with me...it will be a beautiful addition to my small rolodex.
Response: Aw yay, that makes me happy to hear! Thanks for the heart!
Fabriqueen rated for Lots of Mail: Naked Postcards #1 on Feb 28, 2017
Comment: Thank you so much for the wonderful PC! Hugs, Diane
Response: Glad you liked it, thanks for the heart! :)
Ruthless rated for Postcard Penpals on Feb 28, 2017
Comment: Thanks for the great postcard! Will reply soon! Have a wonderful day!
Response: Great I look forward to it! :)
gizmodust rated for Lots of Mail: Naked Postcards #1 on Feb 27, 2017
Comment: Thank you so much for the PC from the Netherlands. I did live in Germany for a year but never made it to the Netherlands. Thanks again.
Response: I'm glad you liked it, thanks for the heart!
1sparkle rated for Happy Postcard - US Only on Feb 27, 2017
Comment: Love the pc 😃
Response: Awesome! Thanks for the heart :)
creativetempo rated for <1 oz Journal Fodder on Feb 23, 2017
Comment: WOW!!!!!!! Thank you SOO much for the huge package, Allison!!!!! I really appreciate it. You totally made my day!! It will definitely be put to good use. Good luck with your move!!!
Response: Awesome, I'm glad you like it! Have fun :D
heliogal rated for WIYM: Pick 1 Postcard (Feb 2017) on Feb 23, 2017
Comment: Thank you so much for the colorful postcard and I loved reading your note! That is really awesome that you grow veggies in the city!! and the bamboo towels sound cool- can they be washed?
Response: Yay, glad you liked it! They say they can be, though i haven't tried yet. They have to line dry for sure though!
gmasusie rated for Lots of Mail: Naked Postcards #1 on Feb 19, 2017
Comment: Thank you
Response: Glad you enjoyed it, thanks for the heart!

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bjmonroe on Nov 23, 2016:

bjmonroe on Oct 30, 2016:

MamaMangrove on Sep 29, 2016:

What a delightful mail art surprise! Thank you so much for sharing your lino cut print with me. I love it! I don't think the brownish effect is bad at all, in fact I really like the way it looks more bright coppery at one angle and a duller greenish brown like old tarnished copper at another angle. Maybe your art will inspire me to do some lino cutting myself. I haven't tried it in decades! Thanks again for your thoughtfulness.

bjmonroe on Sep 22, 2016:

RyeRye on Sep 6, 2016:

Welcome to Inspiration Station!

StarryNights on Feb 13, 2015:

Happy Valentine's Day from First Class Mail Art!

ladydy5 on Jan 19, 2015:

You are approved for our Make an Envelope group!

kittyhahahotbot on Oct 29, 2014:

bbsporty on Jul 21, 2014:

Happy Birthday!

Aumonae on May 15, 2014:

Loved the postcard you sent; very sweet and thoughtful :)

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