Swap-bot Time: December 16, 2017 3:02 am


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Last Online: October 19, 2017

Country: United States
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About Me

UPDATE 1-4-17 Going on a bit of an online hiatus for a little bit. Really need to focus on the art making, which means less time for logging in:) But it's all good. Will post again when I'm ready to start trading again. Love this group. HAPPY NEW YEAR!!

For Rubberstampers: Please NO cutesy or cartoon-style images. Prefer images that are vintage, detailed engravings, animals & birds, octopus, crab, documents (maps, diagrams, forms, tickets), trees. Favoirte stamp companies include: Leavenworth Jackson , 100 Proof Press, Fred B. Mullet, Beeswax

INTERNATIONAL PARTNERS I love getting foreign mailing/stationery envelopes, not the fancy kind, just your everyday ordinary envelope and if you throw in an extra postage stamp (can be used or new) from your country that would make a great goody for me:) THANKS:)***

Married, two furry children of the feline persuasion:), my husband and I are pescatarians (eat only fish and veggies), I love to travel, US and Europe (still need to visit Australia), enjoy time at the ocean or in a forest. Not a very good gardener but I love poppies and snapdragons,and growing veggies in containers:)

Making Art

Mixed Media, handdrawn art, Art journaling (Sabrina Ward Harrison, Teesha Moore, Danny Gregory, Misty Mawn), ATCs and anything I can make by hand.

I love doing hand-drawn art with Sakura Pigma Micron pens (#02,#03,#05) and then using watercolor to add color to the drawings.

I have a 1" button machine...too much fun

MOO cards...love to trade MOO cards. Do you MOO?



--STEVEN TYLER Love is Your Name music video (C) 2015 Republic Records, a Division of UMG Recordings, Inc. (Dot Records)

UPDATE 9/30/16 Finally got to meet this beautiful soul, so open, so kind:) Take a peek at my blog to see the story about my SASSAFRASSEEEs and Steven:)

Still over the moon:)

-- MINIONS!!! I love those little yellow guys! Banana-na?

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--SMASH books

--Any PATTERNED paper (security envelopes, scrapbooking papers, any color combinations, any size - can be scraps or narrow strips of paper you would normally just throw away - for my recycling art projects:)


--Anything hand-drawn or painted

--Color: Olive Green

--Other Things: Round, egg-shaped or heart-shaped rocks, Odd-shaped paperclips (just found some that were word bubbles-like in cartoon strips:), Small stuffies, mini-zines (the ones made from one sheet of paper)

--VINTAGE: Snapshot photos (not the fancy studio-posed ones) just snapshots of people in the past, ESPECIALLY those posing with their pets, old receipts, cancellation marks, postal marks (like return to sender, first class mail, etc)

--Tea bag tags (not the bag of tea, just the tag with the string attached)

--Religious Items: Catholic prayer cards, rosaries (can be broken or in pieces), saint medallions, prayer books (or pages from), madonna pictures (NOT the singer please:), photocopies of Bible page that has the verse from John 3:16 (New Testament) on it (please don't rip the page out of a perfectly good Bible)

--Star Trek (The Original Series -- Kirk, Spock (R.I.P. / LLAP), McCoy, Uhura, Scotty, Chekov, Sulu)

--The Big Bang Theory (best comedy EVER:)

--Law and Order: CRIMINAL INTENT (Vincent D'Onofrio)

--Washi Tape (collecting black and white patterns)

--I have a collection of dice (some have words or numbers instead of dots, different sizes, colors, materials)

--Fibers/Ribbon/Yarns (If you are including please give a usable length, minimum 12 inches. I really love funky yarns, the kind with kinks, bumps and raw looking:)

--Cupie dolls

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(really prefer NOT to receive)

--Cutesy images ( such as Hello Kitty, cartoony animal/people )

--Glittery things

--Animal print papers

--Scrapbook paper with word/phrase pattern

--Clothing buttons ( flat, one color, mass-made )

--Holiday Themed Items

--Note Cards (just don't use them)

--Postcards (don't collect)

Favorite Shapes




--Gingko/Oak Leaves

--The number "3"

Favorite Animals


--Monkey (especially Fez Monkeys or Sock Monkeys)



ATCs I love to collect

--Hand-drawn or hand-painted artwork

--Fabric, embroidered, stitched

--Rubberstamped (love to see what others have)

--Collaged (NOTE: if you use a magazine picture please, please, please don't use it as it was printed, alter it somehow (sandpaper, wash of color, rubberstamp over it, drawn on top) just don't leave it in it's original form, that's plagiarism. I love to see your own artwork:)

Current Obsessions

Aerosmith (finally discovered their music -- yes, I lived a cloistered life when I was a teenager -- and went to my FIRST concert July 5, 2012 with my niece:) Steven Tyler is a joy to watch his antics on stage. He's so full of life and brings a smile to my face:) In October 2014 took my niece to a book signing and to meet Joe Perry!!! OMG:) FINALLY met STEVEN TYLER when I took my sister-in-law Kym to see his OUT ON A LIMB show in Chicago. August 13, 2016 will go down as the BEST. NIGHT. EVER. and I got to check off a bucket list item that was in the never-going-to-happen column!!! :)

LED ZEPPLIN (I really am a late bloomer:)


** !!! WASHI !!! **

Favorite Links

Be sure to right-click the link and open in new tab or window, otherwise you'll be taken out of the Swapbot site and you'll have to use the BACK button to get back in:)

a smorgasbord of stuff that enhances your creative life -- The Artstronauts Club

fun cheap stuff -- Sky Blue Pink

funky, unique supplies -- SilverCrow Creations

free stock photos -- Morguefile

Teesha Moore -- Teesha's Circus

best button company -- Busy Beaver Button Company

stencils -- Stencil Girl Products

more stencils -- Frantic Stamper

packaging supplies -- Clear Envelopes

the funniest cat -- I am Maru

minions and bananas -- The Banana Song

Let's TACO Bout It -- Two Chips

how long can you watch? -- Baker Cat

free fonts (but always check licensing) -- Font Squirrel

Lisa Hannigan (coolest paper cut outs) -- I Don't Know

Lisa Hannigan (coolest popup book) -- Lille

web design blog -- DesignModo

interesting 15-min talks -- TED

online typing game -- Z-Type

binary code to text translator -- Binary to Text


Comment: I am so very happy with the happy mail that you sent me! Not to mention blown away. It was just a simple swap and you sent me the most wonderful pocket letter. Your envie artwork was totally outstanding too. I thank you from the bottom of my heart.
Response: You are very welcome. I haven't done a swap in a few months so it was all pent up creativity want to come out:) I had fun putting it together. That was my first pocket letter:) so glad you are enjoying it. Take care and happy swapping:)
Comment: Thank you for the pretty samples, the extras and the little gift for V. She will be so excited when I see her this weekend! :) Also, thank you for the washi resources. :)
Response: YAY! so glad you liked everything:) Take care and thanks for the heart!
Sacha rated for June Mini-zine on Jul 31, 2015
Comment: Thank you so much for your lovely doublesided Zine! Loved it!
Response: YAY!!!! so glad you finally got it!!! YAY!!!! Thanks for rating;) Take care.
CarolWestcamp rated for WOW! Whimsical washi samples on Jul 31, 2015
Comment: I'd give you more hearts, if I could! Thank you for the washi and all the yellow ATC sized paper for my Pocket Letters. Such a thoughtful swap.
Response: Thanks for the kind words...so glad you liked everything:) I have so much fun putting these together. Take care!!
hazelwitch3 rated for June Mini-zine on Jul 17, 2015
Comment: I always really enjoy reading your zines! Thank you for sharing June with me.
Response: YAY! So glad it made it's way to you:) And glad you like them.
ZzMonstruozZ rated for May mini zine on Jul 13, 2015
Comment: BRenda! Thank you very much for your nice minizine! I like it a lot!!! xxLidia
Response: OMG! I can't believe it took this long!!! But so thankful it made it to you. AND that you liked it. Thanks so much for the heart as well:) Take care:)
PrincessKristin rated for June Mini-zine on Jul 12, 2015
Comment: Always fun to read your mini-zines!
Response: Glad my life is entertaining:) Take care!
wendii rated for June Mini-zine on Jul 11, 2015
Comment: Thank you!
Response: You are welcome:) Take care.
leeleetru678 rated for WOW! Multi-Color Washi! on Jul 6, 2015
Comment: Thanks for the resend of washi
mazoak rated for *** Under the Sea *** on Jun 25, 2015
Comment: Brenda: Let me say waking up after a bad night of sleeping and opening your package made my day. Thank you for taking the time in reading my profile and seeing what I enjoy. You are an AWESOME swapper!! Thank you again- :)
Response: Thank you so much. You are an AWESOME rater:) I'm so glad you liked it. Take care!
phillaine rated for FTLOW: Color Theme-Blue on Jun 24, 2015
Comment: Thank you for the lovely swap. The tapes are all new to me. :) I'm excited to check out your list of washi websites, too! Thanks also for introducing me to Teesha Moore. Fantastic!
Response: yay...so glad you liked everything.
RETIREDARTGAL rated for May mini zine on Jun 13, 2015
Comment: excellent...loved it...brought back memories of my mom (we all got a set or 2 of her tea cup & saucer collection) ...the one & only time I did a garage sale...and my rule of not buying anything new unless I first purge a pile of stuff for the Salvation Army store...I have a double side zine ready for June's swap...love that surprise side. thanks
Response: YAY...so glad you liked it;)
riftvegan rated for 200,000th Swap on Jun 9, 2015
Comment: How fun! Hoping many more awesome swaps for you!
Response: Hope you have some good ones as well. Thanks for the heart. Take care:)
AnitaHames rated for WOW! Red Washi! on Jun 8, 2015
Comment: Thanks for the cool washi! I don't have any of those designs. I don't have time to look at the websites you sent me now, but thanks for them!
Response: YAY! Glad they are new designs for you:) Take care....thanks for the heart, too:)
paperpusher rated for WOW! Red Washi! on Jun 8, 2015
Comment: Oh my goodness!! Was this really just one swap?! What a treasure trove in the envelope! Wow! You SPOILED me big time!! Everything is so wonderful and unique and fun!!! I'm going to love using the pieces for art and crafts and adding the awesome coins and postcards to my collections. You went way above and beyond- thank you sincerely!!!
Response: You are sincerely welcome. Just repaying the wonderfulness you sent my way:) Glad you liked everything, it was fun putting together. Take care.
PrincessKristin rated for May mini zine on Jun 8, 2015
Comment: Great zine! So much info in such a small space.
Response: Thanks! Glad you liked it:) Take care!
sybil31562 rated for WOW! Black & White Washi! on Jun 6, 2015
Comment: Thanks for the great samples!
Response: You are very welcome:) Take care.
bgailk rated for 200,000th Swap on Jun 6, 2015
Comment: It's always lovely when a swap turns out to be so much more than we expect, isn't it!
Response: Yes it is:) Thanks for rating. hope you enjoyed my story. Take care.
flowerchild rated for WOW! Black & White Washi! on Jun 4, 2015
Comment: I have cleaned 3 Mike's out of that tag tape...I use it everywhere :) Thanks for the stamps too :)
Response: OMG! I am so out of it...doing too many of these washi swaps...what tape did I send you? I just put a little swatch next to your name so I can remember:) Well, I'm glad you liked everything. Thanks for the heart:)
spookygal rated for WOW! Multi-Color Washi! on Jun 1, 2015
Comment: thank you SO much for sending tiny packages (so cute!!!) to my kids! i can't wait for them to open them, but i appreciate that very very much. :) oh yeah and the swap was lovely too lol very pretty colorful washi. thank you!!! :)
Response: YAY! So glad you got everything and it's something they will enjoy:) Take care and thanks for the heart:)

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StarryNights on Feb 13, 2015:

Happy Valentine's Day from First Class Mail Art!

ViridianMuse on Nov 30, 2013:

Thank you so much for the package! You've got an amazing brain to remember that you wanted to send me something from 2009!!!! :) It was a really nice surprise and thanks again!

SanVHM on Nov 19, 2013:

Yeahhhhhhh I've got your two envelopes today and thank you so much for the great washi, awesome extra's and my girls just loved the Hello Kitty pins I Immediately gave you a so well deseved heart and thx again. Grtz San

armadillogal on Jul 30, 2012:

You are one awesome angel...I had a hard day at work and came home to find your package...from the putside to the in side you made me smile over and over again. I have some dillo stamps but not sure of I have that one and of course I love all cats....I love the tiny cats and cat button...I have the 2 inch size buttonmaker....I love the little squares....are those inchies???? and the stuff for ATCs and the beads......you rock!!!!

wolfeagle on Jul 24, 2012:


Thank you so much for being an angel for the Big Fat Stuffed Envelope swap #13. It is really appreciated!!

kiwivandal on Feb 13, 2012:

OH MY WOW! I can't thank you enough for the donation to my workshop. I looked all through the swap participants and you are not listed, so I wanted to give you a huge thank you here. 1000 hearts as far as I am concerned. Thank you again!

GoSox1120 on Jul 9, 2010:

hey thanks for the comment. i have also heard it called polish horseshoes :) I have played on a few peoples in ground pits, but i mostly play on boards or boxes the ones in the zine were ones i made for this race season.

Briggy13 on Jun 9, 2010:

Hi! I tried to leave a comment on your flickr page but did not succeed! I liked a lot the ATC card with the bird. That's very nice.

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sim8827 on Oct 9, 2009:


ColorInFusion on May 26, 2009:

Thank you SO much for the wonderful ATC and two beautiful inchies you sent me. It really put a smile on my face during some tough times right now. Thank you again.


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