Swap-bot Time: January 17, 2018 3:07 am


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Last Online: January 14, 2018

Country: United States

My Promise

I love this site and the joy it brings! I try to send quality swap packages, and hope for the same in return. I love to create and give. I send out all swaps on time, so if you haven't received something from me, please contact me!

badge every swap I receive (or don't receive!) It may take a few weeks but I will rate you or contact you if your swap has not arrived. There is no need to message me. I want to make your experience swapping on this site a good one.

About Me

I'm mostly interested in exchanging art and handmade items. I am a paper artist, I am not a scrapbook-er.

Sooooooo you know, many of my designs are simple and "unfussy." I call it Simple Elegance. I believe simplicity to be a design element, and I ALWAYS put effort into my work. While my style is not Japanese, think along those lines...less is more.

Feel free to send me your style. I like surprises. Be creative!

Also, I am not easily offended.


Hearts and Extras:

I give hearts for swaps that makes my heart sing, extras have nothing to do with it. I even give hearts on postcard swaps!


I am a unique paper item/letter pressed/cool notebook/different envelope/quality gift card...freak! I love them all! I like paper with graph lines. I LOVE foreign run of the mill envelopes, paper bags, stationery etc. Please no book pages, advertising, or sheet music.

I like to make books. Any bookmakers out there?

In the postcard arena I like handmade cards, artsy & edgy ad cards, & cards reflecting other likes I have listed on my profile.

Matchbox Art: I don't care for filled matchboxes ...so feel free to DECORATE the inside instead. There used to be lot's O swaps with decorated insides, but not so much any more. I promise I won't rate a 3 for not filling the box if the inside is decorate. I just don't like/want that tiny stuff inside.

I love cheap fountain pens with ink, shrines, matchbox art, rocks, assemblage art, hand decorated paper, bento, handmade books, beaded items, needle books, digital art, handmade wallets/purses/bags, art dolls, creative writing, bowls, pottery, glass, zines, graphic arts, felted items, handmade ephemera, and handmade household items.

I like retro (not vintage,) coffee, clean lines, modern, Christian religion, urban, Angels, bizzarro, quirky, clever, strange, off beat and dark humor. I like mermaids, gnomes, the moon, Cats (Pets, not tigers, lions, etc), Quarter Horses,robots, the Northern Lights, dreams, sci fi, water, snow, storms, the woods, lightning, birch trees, Lake Superior, violets, lilly of the valley, lilacs, Hello Kitty, Charlie Brown and his crew, Black Watch tartan, and craftsman style.

Colors I prefer include blue, turquiose, tan, and white....beachy colors. I like orange and dark pink.

I LOVE glass, paper, and ribbon beads. Small holed, CUTE, wood, and (yuck) plastic beads will get the heave ho at my house.

I have pierced ears, and prefer silver to gold. I have small wrists. Bracelets around 7" fit me best.


No hearts here....PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE ... No scraps of paper (specialty or plain), pencils, Stamped images, ball point pens, sharpie markers, erasers, books, pages from books, sheet music, stamped images, coffee mugs, tags, die cuts, playing cards, loose sequins, little do dad's for art, confetti, dollar store/discount items, ankle socks, Doo Wap or 50's items, small stickers, Disney, food, tea, candy, lotions, makeup, scents, or consumables. Thank you but, I'm not interested in run of the mill paper from the US including pads of paper, and sticky notes.

CUTE, country or scrapbook styles. I prefer wilder, creative, bold, elegant, and thought provoking art.

I don't care for Pastel colors, and rust.

I don't need ribbon.

Thank you but, I have too much STUFF! I like to keep things purposeful, beautiful and simpLe.

Putting children's personal medical issues on the World Wide Web.

Swappers who want a swap changed because they don't celebrate holidays. Hello? Find another swap, don't be so wrapped up in your declarations that everyone else has to hear about them & change for you.

I don't like dirty, used, clean out your stash left overs! Although I would love to have a cigarette (I quit ages ago,) I don't like the smell on swap item.

I snarl at swaps that do not identify swap-bot, the name of the swap and swapper. I am in a lot of swaps. It's hard to figure out where a swap package came from with out your help!

OK, thank you for reading that!

Favorite Books

Nicholas and Alexandra, Atlas Shrugged, The little Prince, Ender's Game, The King of Oil, Steve Jobs the man who thought differently, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, and Metal Men.

Favorite Music

Jerry Jeff Walker, Hoyt Axton, The Kinks, Led Zeppelin, Johnny Cash, The Beatles, Lou Reed, bag pipes, Tom Waits, Joni Mitchel, the Doors, Amy Winehouse, The LIbertines and the Trapps.

Favorite Movies

The Star Wars movies, 2001: A Space Odessy, A Clockwork Orange, Escape from New York, Overboard, Les Miserables, Edward Scissorhands, Steel Magnolias, Moonstruck, The Princess Bride, An Unfinished Life, The Secret Life of Bee's, and Like water for chocolate.

Angels here:

I''ve started quietly looking for angels. Be assured I have rated the flaker a 1, I've contacted the hostess and rated "hostess does not deserve a star" on the swaps below...

Click on the swap name to find the swap description:

Yee Ha! There are currently no flaked swaps! Thanks for looking!


ilaurea rated for White Foreground on Jan 9, 2018
Comment: Thanks for the great ATC!
Comment: I was horrified to discover this beautiful ATC (the envelope had fallen down the side of my seat in the car)...UNRATED! Actually...unopened. I am so, so sorry. It's a beauty, and I can see the love that went into the making of it. Please don't think I'm a serial non-rater...this happens very infrequently (what can I say? I'm getting old, and things sometimes end up where they don't belong); I'm mortified that it happened to you! Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful artwork with me!
JennLostAndFound rated for Red Winter Berries ATC on Jan 1, 2018
Comment: I love the red berries ATC. It has great dimension. Thank you!
Comment: Thanks for the ernie card!
dvmac rated for FREE/AD #52 HOTEL on Dec 29, 2017
Comment: Got your pc. Cool. Thank you.
Nordbaer rated for FREE/AD #51 SENDER'S CHOICE on Dec 28, 2017
Comment: thanks a lot for this BIG card!
Mamamoose rated for FREE/AD #50 NOT from my state on Dec 28, 2017
Comment: Thank you!
djcamp04 rated for Surprise ATCs - December on Dec 27, 2017
Comment: Thank you so much for the amazing ATC! The colors are great & the word is just perfect. Some days I need more “understanding” than most. If you know what I mean. Thanks for the added goodies! They’ll be fun to use.
Comment: Thanks for the ATC and the super cute little notebook 🎄
MyRetroSoul rated for Vintage Man ATC (USA) on Dec 18, 2017
Comment: Thank you for this beautiful ATC! It’s a new favorite. And thank you for the really cool Andy Warhol card!
Comment: Congratulations on your new sewing machine! Honored to be the 1st recipient of your first stitching project.
stiffneck78 rated for Forgotten Craft Supplies ATC on Dec 12, 2017
Comment: I agree, this was a fun swap!!! Thank you for the great ATC and the story behind your long lost supplies. Thank you for the stickers too. I love stickers even though I have a box of them!
ktk8 rated for Stamping on text on Dec 8, 2017
Comment: WoW interesting & amazing presentation and I love the ATC...... and thanks for the ephemera.....love it all.....great swap!!!
Comment: beautiful! thanks for the picture!!!! Happy Holidays!
AmyMarie rated for AMA Sender's Choice -DEC on Dec 7, 2017
Comment: First time I've received a journal/notebook in an mailart swap! I handbind books. Did you make the notebook / journal? The stitching is small and VERY consistent - was it done by a sewing machine? (My hand-stitching could never get that small and uniform.) The string ends aren't tied so they are coming undone a bit. I like to do mixed media in my journals. Do you know what kind of paper the pages are and what weight (if they can handle watercolor)? Interesting cover and design. I know you put stickers on it but is the background images something you did or was it already on the paper? I know it's a lot of questions but I am always curious to how others do their books.
PeliKat rated for Swap Card Swap on Dec 7, 2017
Comment: What beautiful swap cards you sent to me! Each one is a little piece of art! I personally love glitter and the way you used it on these cards was just perfect. And I'm fascinated by the butterfly envelope with the sliding part! So neat! I think the Post Office had a bit of a problem with the thickness of the envelope: your envelope arrived inside one of their big window envelopes with a note on the back apologizing for any damage from processing. Everything was still intact and undamaged, but the envelope itself, with all those great stamps on it (thanks for those too!) looked like it had been run through a wringer and smashed. I was glad to see that nothing inside was damaged. Thanks again for a great swap! You really made my day!
Comment: Happy Holidays
Amylord rated for ATC "Dots" on Dec 5, 2017
Comment: Hi Hooper thanks for the cool ATC!💗
aligurl75 rated for Swap Card Swap on Dec 5, 2017
Comment: The swap cards you sent are totally beautiful. Thank you so much for all the work you put into them and the extra Thank you card :)

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wokeupmissing on Mar 19, 2017:

OMG...I just discovered the 'this is what family looks like' postcard. Your stuff is so rad! Thank you, again, for sharing!

wokeupmissing on Mar 19, 2017:

Got your card. Thank you so much! Love the Dead River card!

weepingtardis on Dec 12, 2016:

Thanks for making that swap up to me. I tried to re-rate you but it wouldn't let me. Thanks again I love the new ATCs

bjmonroe on Oct 30, 2016:

wolviechick121 on Sep 16, 2016:

I'm so glad you liked my painting on your postcard! Congrats on getting a finished one! I can't wait 'til the one I sent out is done! =D

meeltje57 on Jul 21, 2016:

Thanks for working on my Coll PC, it's great!

wolviechick121 on Jul 4, 2016:

Happy Independence Day!!!

wolfeagle on Jul 4, 2016:


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ktk8 on Jun 27, 2016:

I so enJOYed working on your collaboration postcard…..glad you got it and enJOYed it…..

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