Swap-bot Time: January 22, 2021 4:23 am


Date Joined: January 30, 2012
Last Online: January 20, 2021
Birthday: March 7
Country: United States
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About Me

Let's have fun!

By day, I'm a horticulturist, so as you might imagine anything related to plants, flowers, vegetables, trees or nature are of interest to me. I like plants A LOT.

I'm also a children's and young adult book enthusiast. I read over 126 last year. I review my favorite plant-related recommendations on my Instagram profile.

Don't feel like you must include extras for me. I really enjoy the making and exchanging of swaps. In my mind it's all about the process, learning about new techniques and the challenge.

Special Note: Please contact me if too much time passes after a deadline and you haven't received my swap. I take pride in what I send and would want the chance to make it right.

Favorite Crafts

When all is said and done, these are the types of crafts I return to over and over:

*ATCs - The ATCs I make are a paper-piecing art style.
*deco books
*mail art
*needle felting
*repurposing/upcycling existing items (I stash trinkets, papers, and ribbons away that I can remake into something else. General s-crap)

Favorite Television

The Good Place
Time Period Dramas (Examples: Bomb Girls, Call the Midwife, Miss Fischer's Murder Mysteries)
Twilight Zone
Powderpuff Girls

I also watch a lot of documentaries. A recent "pick" was The Game Changers on Netflix. All the Olympic athletes and research convinced me to replace some of my meat-based meals with plants.

Colors, themes, and patterns

*Abraham Lincoln
*1920s style/Art Deco motifs
*mathematics themes (such as fractals & golden ratio)
*animals, all sorts: hedgehogs, bugs, reptiles, cats/kittens
*paisley pattern
*nature theme (particularly in the style of Gwen Frostic or Japanese)
*natural wood, stone, beach glass, outerspace/stars/planets
*ancient Egyptian-style art/motif
*retro games (Mr. Do!, Centipede, Tetris, Dr. Mario)
*modern games (Pokemon, Sims, Prof. Layton, Mario, Tekken Tag) Also,Togepi is one of my all-time favorite pokemon. Other favs include: Unknown and Magikarp - so useless!
*nautical theme (anchors and such)
*matryoshka dolls (aka Russian nesting dolls)
*Pokemon, Yotsuba!, Keroro Gunsou, Tamagotchi, Gundam, Squid Girl, Princess Jellyfish, Studio Ghibli


I've always been an avid reader and lover of books. I participate in a website for swapping used books, Paperbackswap . My nickname is Tamawi if you want to add me as your friend.

I never thought of myself as a book club kind of person, but in the past year I joined 2. Who am I? Do I even know myself? Ha!

*One is an Environmental Book Club.
*The other is a Pick-a-Book Club - we all read different books on the same theme each month.


I participate in a social knitting group, which meets at our local coffee/wine bar. We have a good time talking about this-n-that while we knit.

What's on my needles currently?
I'm knitting Russian nesting dolls.

Are you a Raveler? Then you can find me on Ravelry. My user name is Tamawi.

a few of my favorite things

*tea (I love herbal, red, green, and black)
*stickers (to use on envelopes or in scrapbooking)
*50s or atomic era style (think sputnik)
*I like when postcards are mailed to me without being inside an envelope. (of course unless it's necessary for the swap, such as Pass-N-Paste cards)


Aseret25 rated for PNS: Pass and Paste Postcard - 27 on Jan 20, 2021
Comment: These postcard swaps have been so fun! It's always interesting to see what others have done and to figure out how to continue on with the theme. I also think it's really cool how you address them to someone else, as a way to spread the fun around! :) I look forward to adding something handdrawn to this one!
ktk8 rated for AMA: HD/HP Pass and Paste #102 on Jan 13, 2021
Comment: Hi.... always FUN to receive from you and what a FUN swap to work on.... I already have ideas of WHAT to add..... Happy New Year and many many hearts to YOU.....
Response: Wonderful! Happy New Year to you as well.💕
Comment: Thank you
pastorsmokeyt rated for Postage Stamp Swap #3 on Dec 18, 2020
Comment: Thank you so much for the nice stamps! Merry Christmas!
Comment: Received, thank you. Love your page!
jeka396 rated for USA Last Page Deco - 12/2020 on Dec 7, 2020
Comment: Thanks so much for the lovely deco book! Hello kitty is definitely something I’m happy to work on!!
Response: Great, I'm happy that worked out!
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful ATC of Lampent! I love your design, and its one of my favorite pokemon <3
Response: Woo, I'm glad it's one of your fav pokemon! It was a challenge to decide how to show a see-through layer.🤔
jeka396 rated for Super Quick Deco Swap on Dec 3, 2020
Comment: Hey fellow Michigander! Thanks for the quick deco you sent in the handmade envie! I can’t wait to work on it! I’ve only been doing decos for a couple months (love it!!!)but have been swapping all sorts of other stuff for years. Btw, I know where your little town is, we pass through there to visit my in laws and have made many stops at the gas station off the highway :)
Response: You're welcome! Glad you found deco swapping. I love it, too! Have you tried pass-and-paste postcards yet? So you probably are in my 'neighborhood' as you pull off the highway. I looked your town up on the map because its name is so similar to an Illinois town I know.
Comment: Thank you and will pass along I can't join the next round I was kicked out of the group of an old thread that I posted a year ago but thank you and have a Happy Thanksgiving
Response: Thanks for joining in. I'm sorry to you're no longer in the group. Hopefully it gets sorted.
institches rated for USA Last Page Deco - 11/2020 on Nov 25, 2020
Comment: Thank you, I'll see what I can do with it
Response: Great, thank you! I like the challenge of an unexpected deco theme.
ktk8 rated for PNS: Pass and Paste Postcard - 26 on Nov 24, 2020
Comment: Hi Tamara.... good to receive from you today THANKS for a great swap...... How's the weather in MI??? Cooling down? We had a really cool drizzly day here today.... thanks as aways for a fun swap..... Happy Thanksgiving..... Many hearts to YOU.....
Response: It is a bit cooler, but it's been oddly warmer than usual...only a touch of snow. You never know though, it's still 'technically' fall.😆
bluerose3 rated for CPG Nov'20 HandDrawn ATC - Global on Nov 24, 2020
Comment: Thank you. I have been enjoying making skinnies. Sometimes you need more canvas than an ATC but less than a notecard :)
Response: I've never made skinnies. Maybe that could be a fun thing to challenge myself to try making in 2021.
dally rated for CPG: Sticker Bags #4 - Global on Nov 24, 2020
Comment: Thank you, will pass along asap!
Response: Wonderful, thank you!
kssunlover1947 rated for ZZ ~ 'K' ATC on Nov 22, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the ATC with the K tangles. I like how they turned out with the background. I have some that have been sent to me but I have never tried using any of them.
Response: No time like the present to try them! 😉
kssunlover1947 rated for ZZ: Sender's Choice ATC - 4 on Nov 20, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the great zentangle ATC. And your note.
Response: You're welcome! Happy tangling!
derakisu rated for GS : Intl ATC Arcade Classics #1 on Nov 20, 2020
Comment: It's was a nice surprise to learn about an arcade game I didn't know about ! I looked it up and, I might be wrong, but is it similar to Dig Dug ? I played a lot of that one. I'm a bit jealous about your stand-up arcade, I have to admit ! And hurray for that high score !
Response: It is very similar to Dig Dug, so you'd probably like it.😄
kafekafe rated for CPG: Sticker Bags #3 - Global on Nov 18, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the swap! :)
Response: You're welcome!
Littleroo rated for Adult Coloring PC #102 INTL on Nov 16, 2020
Comment: Thank you. I've never seen a maze coloring card. Very pretty. I used gel pens and crayola watercolors on mine for the background.
Response: What a good idea to use the watercolors on the background! I'd like to try that.
joppagirl rated for Decos Only - 11/2020 on Nov 15, 2020
Comment: Thanks for the decos. Thanksgiving will be here before we know it!
Response: I'm starting to make a Thanksgiving grocery list. 😋
Comment: Thank you.

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ktk8 on Oct 10, 2020:

Hi and thanks so much for working on my VINTAGE Pass and paste postcard.....and YEP no vintage outfit is complete without a top hat.....

Stay calm and SWAP_ON......

GlyndasCreations on Jul 19, 2020:

Hi. It has been a long time. I am still in love with the pokemon atcs i got from you. I am back to creating ATCs and swapping here. Hope to swap with you in the future. Feel free to private swap with me anytime.


ktk8 on Jun 15, 2020:

Hi....and THANK YOU for adding the beautiful zen tangling to my postcard and sending it home..... it's amazing that you did it during a class and showed the instructor.....AMAZING!!!! Turned out so nice and I love everyone's additions.......THANKS and HUGS......

Tverne05 on Sep 14, 2019:

OMG! I received my Etsy gift today. The print is so beautiful. I have to find a special project to use it for. You are so kind. Thanks a bunch!

Daycie on Apr 1, 2019:

I really love flowers, I hope you like these ones as well. :)

Plant A Flower Day Swap

nancylee on Mar 13, 2019:

Happy Pi Day! 3.1415....

SeleneW on Mar 13, 2019:

Happy Pi Day!


stiffneck78 on Mar 13, 2019:

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