Swap-bot Time: September 18, 2020 2:03 pm


Date Joined: November 5, 2015
Last Online: July 26, 2020

Country: United States
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About Me

A quick note... As of January 7, 2017 I have learned that something funky is going on with our mail service. There have been a couple of swaps I have sent that were not received, and several pieces of correspondence and swaps that have not gotten to me. Stupid Post Office. So, if you're missing a swap from me, or if I haven't rated you, please contact me and let me know! Thanks!

I'm an artist living in Colorado, and I love to send mail art, and have recently gotten into swaps. I mostly prefer art related swaps, like ATC's or mail art, but I'm branching out a bit the more I get into it. I love all things art supply related...markers, paints, wash tape, and I have a huge collection of ephemera. My art work is illustration and mixed media based, so I find myself doing a lot of collage. I'm a vintage gal...I have a love of old things, and particularly interested in the 1920's-1950's. I crochet and knit, sew, bake, carve stamps, zentangle, and book bind. I like all sorts of music, from vintage jazz and swing, to bluegrass, to folk, to Americana, to alternative, to rock. I am an avid reader, and spend time outdoors hiking and camping.

Favorite Music

I love vintage swing, jazz, and big band, early rock n' roll, alternative, and some contemporary music. It's really a weird list of favorite artists once I start putting them together. Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Slim and Slam, Artie Shaw, Lucky Millinder, Ella Fitzgerald, Benny Goodman, Anita O'Day, Gene Krupa, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Joe Turner, Big Maybelle, Louis Jordan, all sorts of 80's punk and new age, 90's and early 2000's alternative, Okkervil River, Mumford and Sons, bluegrass, Amanda Palmer, and so much more to list. Music is a very important part of my life.

Favorite Books

I read more non-fiction than anything else at this point in my life, especially related to history, spirituality, and art. Some all time favorites include In The Garden of the Beasts, House of Leaves, The Alienist.

Favorite Television

I just have streaming, and I've really gotten into many Brittish and PBS shows. Luther, Broadchurch, Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries, Poirot, Orange is the New Black, House of Cards, Masterpiece, Black Books, and so much more. Really looking forward to The Man in the High Castle. I love documentaries, including the Ken Burns series, and guilty pleasures include NCIS and Bones.

Favorite Crafts

Aside from fine art, art journaling, zentangle, mail art, ATCs, knitting, crochet, sewing, photography, home decor, chalkboard art, and stamp carving.


I like so many things....and if it's vintage/antiquey, you can't go wrong. I like stickers and labels, and fun bits especially for letter writing. There's a special place in my heart for kawaii. I love handmade envelopes. I use a lot ephemera, and always have a place in my collection for more. I'm not a huge tea drinker, but I do love fruity teas. I have very few dislikes, and here are the major ones: Please no heavily scented things, lotions, soaps, or other such items. I've developed severe allergies to most personal care items. Stickers are great unless they're teacher stickers that say things like "great job". I've tried using them as rewards for my husband when he does housework, but he doesn't seem to appreciate them. Blank store bought notecards.


angeliccat15 rated for WIYM: Zentangle me something! on Sep 18, 2017
Comment: Will be happy to change once I've received something. Swap deadline was back in July and you have not even replied to my pm that I sent last month.
marliese rated for Blind Envelope - International #9 on Aug 13, 2017
Comment: Thank you so much Alicia, I really like the stuff you sent me! Would you believe this is my very first ZINE, after all this time on SB! Excited! :)
Wheat2bn rated for Ephemera Envelope: June -USA- on Aug 12, 2017
Response: I sent this swap by the deadline and have tried contacting you to get an explanation for the "1" rating. Please message me so I know what's going on. 07/18/17 have contacted twice and no response. 07/20/17 Resent swap 7/24/17
russromano rated for Altered Text MAil Art on Jul 12, 2017
Comment: What a beautiful post card. It really is spectacular. I really struggled with this challenge but now that I see what I should have done--I feel even more in awe of what you sent. Once again--thanks for the awesome card.
Response: I'm so glad you liked it! There are so many possibilities for altered text, and I also struggle with it as well. Thank you!
dawnielynn rated for HMPC: Profile Postcard #3 on Jun 15, 2017
Comment: Thanks so much Alicia! This is one of the best handmade postcards I've ever received. Definitely going on the wall in my office so I can see it everyday :)
Response: I'm glad it arrived safely and that you love it!
galadkria rated for WIYM: Mini flipbook birds on May 11, 2017
Comment: Thank you so much for the flip book - just arrived this week
bbsporty rated for AMA: Themed Zine - Ephemera on May 4, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the great zine! Love looking at all the different ephemera! Especially the View Master slide, it reminds me of when I was a kid!
Response: I found old view master slides at an antique place awhile back. I'm torn about using them in artwork, but photo copying them was fun. This was a great swap...unique and enjoyable!
ttbishop rated for CC: Mushroom Postcard on May 1, 2017
Comment: Best looking envelope I have received in a long time! Thanks, also, for such a great variety of cool ephemera -- really delightful to look through and it will be fun to use in projects, too!
Response: Yay! So glad it made a happy mail day for you!
Comment: You are an amazing artist! Thanks for the books you made and all the goodies you tucked into my envelope! Thanks heaps! You rock!
SuMay rated for HMPC: Profile Postcard on Apr 11, 2017
Comment: You have made a lovely colourful, scientific and birdy postcard for me - and even re-used the cardboard! Thank you for your attentive reading of my profile and the tailor-made postcard. What a delight to receive!
Response: It was fun to make for you. I like using scientific ephemera...and your profile was the perfect combination! So happy you like it!
Comment: Thank you for the great selection of goodies! I am always up for mail art swaps! Let me know when works for you and we will work one out. :)
Merrykerry rated for Color Call BLACK&WHITE Mail Swap on Mar 28, 2017
Comment: Thank you for this absolutely lovely piece of mail. Love it.
bbsporty rated for HMPC: Sender's Choice-March on Mar 26, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the very pretty postcard!
pbcquiltlover rated for Journal Daily Prompt on Mar 19, 2017
Comment: Your journal is like a box of sweet fudge: I'm enjoying it a little at a time! Thanks for a fascinating read!
Comment: Thank you Alicia for another wonderful package. I love the mint green accents, the handmade matchbox, the useful yet beautiful planner stickers, I can't wait to explore what I can do with the watercolor crayons... I love everything. So much. Thank you
Response: Yay! I'm glad it made it to you...the post office worker being trained and rather confused by the customs form and address. Enjoy the things! Oh! I forgot to tell you that the Blackwing pencil is supposed to be one of the best pencils ever; they're very smooth and nice.
Conniegirl rated for WIYM: Washi Doodle Postcards on Feb 10, 2017
Comment: Very pretty, thank you!
Comment: Thanks for the resend <3. Super funny story. I love the picture :D!
Response: Glad that this one arrived to you! I thought the pic was great, too!
kweandee rated for WIYM: Washi Doodle Postcards on Feb 2, 2017
Comment: Great PC....Thanks :)
mjhaertling rated for Feb Scavenger Hunt PC on Feb 2, 2017
Comment: What a beautiful card! I liked that you used some "different" methods in making your card. Are you able to put the tissue paper thru your printer? I need to try the packing tape transfer, too.
Response: I cut a piece of tissue paper and use masking tape to secure it to a piece of printer paper, then print on to it with a draft or normal setting on the printer. It come out pretty well, and it's great for some transparency. Glad you liked it!

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user6937 on Jan 16, 2017:

Creative Collage tag - WOW!! This package was DEFINITELY worth the wait. Love the fortune telling fish - it totally curved, then fell off my hand (I'm either passionate, or false, lol). Love everything you sent, thank you so much!!

reader44ever on Dec 15, 2016:

Alicia! Thank you ever so much for this wonderful pocket letter (?? I think it's a pocket letter) full of goodies! You are TOO kind!!! :-)

wolfeagle on Oct 31, 2016:


OrigamiGrace on Oct 6, 2016:


From CPG!

Angenita on Jul 5, 2016:

Thank you so much for the card, I love it and it's very pretty.

renmagpie on Jun 25, 2016:

Welcome to The Writer’s Well!

RyeRye on Jun 24, 2016:

Thanks for joining Inspiration Station!

rngstgstll on Jan 14, 2016:


Welcome to ZMACS!

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