Swap-bot Time: August 18, 2017 5:29 am


Date Joined: April 8, 2008
Last Online: June 2, 2017
Birthday: March 17
Country: United States
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About Me

I'm an Architect and Interior designer in Texas who has a real passion for creating art. I have been married for thirteen years to Andy. We are avid travelers and have been all over the world: China, Egypt, Peru, Ireland, Greece, Italy, France, England, Scotland, Russia, Germany, Switzerland, India and a few other spots. We have one fur child a daschund named mini. My hobbies are traveling, scrapbooking, altered art, painting (oil & watercolor), glass blowing, ceramics, and swaps.

Handmade things I swap:

Swap items; ATC's, cards, Jewelry, handmade flowers, paper crafts, soldered items, altered things, post cards, beads, journals, x-mas ornaments, filled matchboxes, mini books, scrapbook supplies, embossed metal, note cards, pens, altered bottle caps, shrines, ephemera. If you are interested in something I have not listed let me know.

Favorite Television

Shows I like to watch, The Walking dead, Major crime, Big bang theory, Vikings, Game of thrones, Law & order SVU, Downton Abbey, American horror story and anything on the sci-fi or chiller channel.

Favorite Movies

I love movies! Dramas, romantic comedy's, action & adventure, sci-fi, mysteries, but my FAVORITE are scary movies.

Favorite Music

I have a wide taste in music. You can find everything from Beethoven to Metallica on my ipod. I started collecting foreign music Cd's a few years ago while traveling. So if you have a good cd you want to swap I would be all for it :)

Wish List:

Anything travel related, foreign money, charms, ATC, jewelry ,unique paper, maps, old book pages, old photographs, jewelry bits, small vintage items, seed beads, small items for matchboxes or bottle caps, lace, ribbon, origami art, shrines, ephemera, and buttons.

Some things that would make my day and earn a big heart;

Broken jewelry: necklaces, watches, bracelets, etc.... I like to repurpose them.

keys: I want your no longer needed keys, I like to repurpose those as well.

Book pages in foreign languages! I love these and can not get enough.

My birthday is March 17, "St. Patrick's Day" so clovers, shamrocks and anything Irish are a HUGE hit with me :)

ALLERGIES: Smoke, cat hair, and perfumes

Mailing & Rating

Your swap happiness: I take great pride in my creations. I spend time on my swap items and do not sticker slap. I only send things I would want to receive. If you are unhappy with something please let me know. I can not fix things I do not know about.

Rating: I try and rate when I receive an item but life sometimes gets in the way. If for any reason I do not rate you PLEASE drop me a message.


SewFun2 rated for Easter matchbox-non religious on Apr 21, 2017
Comment: You did a great job, thanks. Loved how it was packaged too. :)
Fullsteampowell rated for Flower ATC on Apr 18, 2017
Comment: Thank you very much for the ATC and all the extra treats! The matchbook is totally going on my Christmas tree this year.
Jenicat rated for CUPCAKE ATC *USA ONLY on Apr 8, 2017
Comment: Thank you so much for the super sweet package you sent me. I love the ATC and all the extras. The altered match box is adorable. I wish I could give you more than one πŸ’œ
Kdguard rated for March Matchbox on Mar 26, 2017
Comment: Thank you so much, now I can improve on my matchboxes since this was my 1st attempt
RiverTopanga rated for Asian themed ATC on Mar 24, 2017
Comment: Oh my gosh! What a wonderful way to end a rough work week! I came home to your lovely package 😁. Such a beautiful ATC! I lived in Okinawa Japan for 4 yrs. It is so nice to see the manikaneko (sp) again! I love them! And you have to tell me how to make a matchbox... I have been wanting to try my hand at one. You added so many goodies too. I love the Chinese money, and the 1 yen coin in the matchbox...And I've never seen Cinnabar "buttons" I am going to keep them on my mantle with my Cinnabar vase. πŸ˜ƒ I am hoarding all these for myself!!! Everything is fabulous! I wish I could give you 2 hearts πŸ˜€. Thank you so much Trisha!
Comment: I'm shocked by this swap- Ok you didn't just make a flipbook- you did about 10x more than I would have expected anyone to do for this swap. At first I was scared- Oh no did I somehow sign up for the Halloween altered cigar box swap and forget to make mine?! Only to realize you had made the flipbook and placed it inside the altered cigarbox full of all these goodies and made an altered matchbox to go with it! What is this... a project that has a bunch of other projects inside of it?!! It all looks great. Honestly when I sent out my flipbook I thought mine was good and that I wasn't going to get one in return as good as mine- but your swap puts mine to shame- so you prove me wrong! :D Anyway great job and I can truly say you went above and beyond in every way on this swap.
Comment: Wowwww! This box is absolutely beautiful!! I love Fall so very much, I must think of a very special use for this box. And everything inside is adorable...thank you so much, I can't stop looking at all of this!!❀️❀️❀️❀️❀️
EmmaC3 rated for Pinterest: Halloween on Sep 5, 2016
advvxo rated for Pinterest: Halloween on Sep 4, 2016
RainbowRoseOregon rated for Pinterest: Halloween on Sep 3, 2016
Comment: Love all the cool pins, so interesting. So many ideas, so little time!
lilsiyh rated for Pinterest: Halloween on Sep 3, 2016
Comment: Thanks for your boards!
rjdolphin rated for Altered Matchbox Fun! - US on Aug 4, 2016
Comment: I love it!! You made a great altered Matchbox with lots of extras. Thank you so much for a great swap!
tlemon4 rated for Beachy Theme Matchbox on Jul 26, 2016
Comment: Wow a million stars for you!! I loved it!! Loved the matchbox necklace, what a neat idea & so beautifully done & packed with so many little treasures. I loved the banner! Did you make it, it looks store bought it is so cute. I loved the ATC as well & loved how neatly packaged & decorated everything was. Thank you so much for all your hard work, it is greatly appreciated & already added to my special collection boxes & cards. I can not Thank you enough. I hope we swap again soon. Hugs to you :):)
homeandheart rated for Matchbox in Black and White on Apr 24, 2016
Comment: Thank you so much for the cute matchbox! It was well made and I love the key on the front! I always like the ribbon hangers too. It will be fun to create with all the awesome goodies inside. Thank you too for the wonderful extras!! They will be great for inchies, or scrabble tiles and dominoes!❀
stevado rated for Spring Matchbox on Apr 14, 2016
Comment: This is one of the most beautiful swaps I have ever received: how did you manage this: your match box is professionally made. And all those extra gifts, heartwarming and I can use them very well. I am not ready: there is also a matching ATC, fantastic, thank you very much and sorry for one heart, should be much more!
lloydp rated for SOMETHING RED on Feb 27, 2016
Comment: Hi Trisha I received my swap package yesterday and it was fabulous. I just loved the matchbox - what a great job you did. The ATC was gorgeous. I really liked the little bag of extras for ATC making too. My husband and I tried the Fortune Teller Fish (what fun) - for both of us it said we were in love so that was great. Thanks again and I hope we swap again soon. Pat
kielpo rated for Valentine matchbox on Feb 4, 2016
Comment: Thanks so much! Awesome Valentine's package! I love it all. Nice work too. ☺β™₯β™₯☺
asuenram rated for **** Valentine's Matchbox Swap**** on Feb 4, 2016
Comment: Thank you so much! I was overwhelmed with all the lovely extras and the great ATC you sent along with your matchbox. And of course I love the matchbox itself and have it displayed right over my work desk in my studio.
rjdolphin rated for February Matchbox Swap on Feb 3, 2016
Comment: Thanks for the great matchbox swap and all the extras
RUBYSTARR rated for Valentine matchbox on Jan 29, 2016
Comment: soooooooooooo beautiful.. love the atc.. and the extra's too

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bjmonroe on Nov 23, 2016:

bjmonroe on Sep 23, 2016:

Margo on Nov 17, 2015:

I just read your profile and you sound amazing!!! Your hobbies make me want to follow you around for a year...

Pandd on Aug 25, 2015:

Got the jam. It turned out great. Very glitzy! PatπŸ’•πŸ’•

Kimber on Feb 18, 2015:

You are wayyyyyy too much! Thank you for the all the extras. They truly brought smiles and laughter!

minkins9 on Dec 22, 2014:

Trisha! Thank you so very much for the beautiful little Christmas goodies and ATC! The matchbox charm is so neat and creative..You really put thought into your package. Have a wonderful Christmas and a Happy New Year!

ChristyClark1970 on Sep 19, 2014:

Thanks for introducing me to the site! I've already completed 1 Swap and have a few more I am doing. Counting down to Cruise Time :)

MissWhimsy on Apr 16, 2014:

Im still loving my awesome Paris items! Please join my giveaway contest in TIAZ group, there will be two winners announced! :)

paperpusher on Apr 14, 2014:

Your Punch Art ATC is GORGEOUS! Thank you!! I love it!

Rabbitfreedom on Feb 25, 2014:

Oh my! I can't thank you enough for "angeling" the Halloween cigar box - imagine my surprise and delight when I opened the package and saw it! It's so beautiful, it has a permanent place in my favorite boxes collection. You are a treasure!

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