Swap-bot Time: October 26, 2020 2:30 pm


Date Joined: October 20, 2012
Last Online: October 20, 2020

Country: United States
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About Me

In May 2017, I graduated with a BA in Visual Art from Boise State University. I now work at a local library - I love my job!

I live in a suburb of Boise, ID - we've been here for ten years, and really love the more laid back, relaxed, fairly traffic-jam free life we have here.

I will always send, so if you don't receive your swap, please send me a message or email and I'll get a replacement to you ASAP.

Favorite Music

Ben Taylor, Death Cab for Cutie, Rich Mullins, Wil Maring, Switchfoot, Bonnie Raitt, Lisa Hannigan, Glenn Hansard, Swell Season, Blind Pilot, Jon Foreman, Alison Krauss, Nickel Creek, Scars on 45.

Favorite Books

Harry Potter, The Uncommon Reader, The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie, Lord of the Rings, Pride and Prejudice, Blue Like Jazz, Chronicles of Narnia, Sorcery and Cecelia (or The Enchanted Chocolate Pot), anything by Marilynne Robinson (with Gilead at the top of the list), The Father Brown Omnibus, anything by Shannon Hale, the Parasol Protectorate series by Gail Carriger.

Favorite Crafts

ATCs -- mainly collage/mixed-media, pen-and-ink, watercolor, or colored pencil (often made with the turpenoid technique.)

I started making fused glass projects over the last year, and have been really enjoying that as well. I dabble in a variety of other arts and crafts as well, from paper piecing to crochet to repurposed books.

My favorite hobby is photography - the first website linked takes you to my photography blog.

Things I don't really care for

'Kountry Klutter' type crafts (cutesy things in pastel shades.) Anything above a PG rating (please keep language and graphic/visual elements on anything you are sending me at or below that level.) Fabric yoyos. Bracelets and rings (can't wear them). I would also rather not receive things related to divination or the occult. Don't care for glitter or 'bling'.

And I really don't need any more paper - I have paper stacks that defy explanation, so please don't add bits of paper as extras. Too. Much. Paper. I swear, paper is taking over my life, It's not that I don't like it. I just am out of space to store it!

Things I love/Wish List

Cancelled or new postage stamps, jewel tones, miniature turtles of whatever material (I collect those in a shadow box,) Christmas, vintage bits and pieces, the ocean, pewter, jelly fish, octopuses, owls, old book illustrations, lino cuts, all shades of green, Klimt, earrings, Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab, board games, really loud live music, glass, ATCs, nature photography, insects, the color orange, tatting shuttles. I love nativity scenes for Christmas (I collect those.) My favorite ATCs are hand drawn /hand painted (any medium.) I also love artist pens, alcohol inks, small fun rubber stamps that are appropriate for children (I use those at the library), corner or paper punches, anything Severus Snape or Alan Rickman, Nikon accessories or lenses (one can dream, right?), vegetable seeds, pendants or necklaces that have a modern, clean look.


I will usually rate the day I receive the package. I don't rate for extras -- don't feel you need to stuff an envelope to get a good rating. If I can tell time, care, and effort were spent on the ATC/letter/package, if it makes me smile big - that's what a heart rating will be based on.

Some sample ATC's I have made

Octopus diptych


Hearts and Circles

After VanGogh's 'Cypresses'

Stable Fly





warheart rated for CPG Painted Pennies - US only on Jun 30, 2020
Comment: These are awesome painted pennies!! I love the mushroom!! Thank you for the pendant one too, I didn't even think of that!!
Response: Oh good, I am glad you enjoyed them! This was my first time painting pennies, so there was a definite learning curve, LOL. I make jewelry, so I thought it would be fun to turn one into wearable art!
Comment: Yay! I received a lovely envelope with gorgeous stamps and drawing on the back. You did a great job on the photograohybthemes ATC. Thank you so much! And today I received a second envelope. Thank you so much! International mail takes a little longer to reach its destination at the moment...
Response: I am so glad that this finally arrived! The mail is ridiculous right now. My Mom sent a package "express mail" and it took almost 6 weeks to get here.
Poeprincess rated for MAS&M: Silhouette(s) on Jun 15, 2020
Comment: Love your use of colored pencil on this ATC! The silhouette is perfectly enhanced. Cool envy, too, and Iā€™d love to visit Hug Cove someday.
Response: Yay, I am so glad you liked the package I put together for you! This was my first skinny!
Comment: Thank you for the fun ATC. I love the extra postcards as well, especially the pizza one!
Comment: Cute ATC, thank you!. Thank you for the postcard as well. It looks like a pretty place to be.
Comment: Thank you for your lovely ATC. Very nice ! I really love the 3D fish bookmark I'll use it immediately ;)
Comment: Oh my goodness! WOW! I am stunned! Thank you from the bottom of my heart for this lovely necklace and card!!!! I will wear the necklace to school tomorrow. The kids will love it! I am so glad your dog is ok...take some time for you now and snuggle that baby!!!
Response: I am so glad you liked the necklace and the card!
Fieke rated for HD/P Boat ATC on Sep 11, 2019
Comment: Great ATC ! I love it. Thank you for it and for the beautiful background you've made as extra
Michele1025 rated for HD/P Lighthouse ATC on Aug 19, 2019
Comment: I loved Cape Hatteras too. Beautiful ATC thank you so much
Comment: Thanks for the wonderful ATC of the cherry blossoms drawn on the library card - it is beautiful! I really like the vintage Japanese postcard, too, and you're so thoughtful to have sent some vintage postage stamps. May I also compliment you on the ATCs on your profile.The palm tree is fantastic. Thank you for sharing your talent with all of us.
Response: Thank you for your kind words! I am glad you loved your swap!
Manurnakey rated for BMAG HD/HP Altered Book Page ATC on Mar 24, 2019
Comment: I absolutely love the ATC! I love cats and I love fables :) The tatted heart is gorgeous! It's so small and intricate - how amazing. Thank you for sharing your blog address.
Anettethhjertnes rated for WIYM: Book Page ATC on Mar 21, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the lovely atc and the extras
Bananers rated for WIYM: Book Page ATC on Mar 16, 2019
Comment: Lovely ATC! Thank you for the extras.
geekgirl1001000 rated for ATCO: Free Theme January on Jan 31, 2019
Comment: So pretty! Thank you so much.
mamarochat rated for SS: December free form: TREES on Jan 22, 2019
Comment: I love your photos. The lone tree with the big sky is awesome.
Response: Thank you! That is one of my favorites, too!
cerealgirl rated for HDoP: Profile-based ATC on Jan 2, 2019
Comment: WOW!!! Your ATC is frickin' AMAZING!!! OMG!!! I would LOVE to see more of your work! This is one of THE BEST ATCs I have ever received!!! Thank you sooo much!!! :D
Response: Hallelujah, it made it! Wow, thank you so much - I am so happy that you like it. I had fun making that one!
CraftyChristina rated for AAA - Rainbow Series on Nov 6, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful ATC! I love bluebirds!!!
geekgirl1001000 rated for EASU: Free Themed ATC Swap on Oct 29, 2018
Comment: This was an awesome envelope you sent! I love the chives ATC. Thank you so much. It will look great with my kitchen collection of herb ATCs. And thanks so much for the vintage stamps!!!
Anettethhjertnes rated for HDoP Fairy Tale ATC on Oct 21, 2018
Comment: You are a real talenter drawer. I heard the story manny years ago, I think I look it up and read it again. Thanks for the extras
Response: Wow, that got there quickly! It's a great story. I am glad you liked the card, and thank you for the heart rating!
Created46 rated for EASU: Ocean Animal ATC Swap on Oct 8, 2018
Comment: Thank you, did you draw this yourself? You have a wonderful talent in composition as well.
Response: Yes, I did draw it - I am glad you liked it! :0)

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STUFFellaneous on Nov 30, 2019:

I was trying to leave you a cute message via a photo, but I can't figure out how to get a picture on here. Cheers!

STUFFellaneous on Oct 13, 2019:
Itti on Jul 10, 2019:

Your ATCs look really cool! I love the stable fly and the bugs ones.

Since you're into more unusual animals, I wonder if you'd be interested in joining Scales 'n' Tails? It's for all reptile and amphibian themed swaps. We currently have a dragon postcard (handmade welcome) and turtle ATC but I'm thinking of adding some more unusual reptile/amphibian ATCs later in the summer (red salamander, purple frog (google it, it looks so odd!!!), and others). With your art skills you would be so welcome šŸ’–

OrigamiGrace on Nov 22, 2018:

From Cheap Postage Group!


STUFFellaneous on May 9, 2017:

Hi Ms. Birgit! So blessed to work with you and share our love of Swap-bot! Congratulations on graduating! You are an inspiration. See you in the mail and at the circ desk!!!

jukejan on Oct 21, 2016:

Additionally, your art work is stunning!

RyeRye on Jun 25, 2016:

Thanks for joining Inspiration Station!

raven on Nov 20, 2015:

Manifest on Oct 19, 2015:

I got my Coronation card. Thanks, I really like it. The crown is really integrated into the card. I putting up on my blog with a couple of my things. bloomingwyldeiris.blogspot.com I would leave extra stars for you if I could.

CalyD on Aug 26, 2015:

I absolutely ADORE your avatar and your artwork is awesome, especially the Van Gogh reproduction. I love his cypress series. All the Best to You.


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