Swap-bot Time: November 19, 2018 5:24 am


Date Joined: January 1, 2011
Last Online: November 15, 2018
Birthday: December 31
Country: Australia
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About Me

Life always gives us a second chance, it's called TOMORROW.

Don't worry about the world ending today. It's already TOMORROW here in Australia.


I share a small rented cottage with the love of my life, Max. It is on a country property about 1/2 hour drive from the nearest town and PO. Our home is filled with books.
Things I like to do:
bushwalking, swimming travelling through wide open spaces
I sometimes make ATCs. I also am heavily into journal making and all things journal related.
I help out a local vet sometimes just with animal feeding and cleaning out cages . Sep 2013 I have not been here for nearly 12 months owing to severe depression but I am pushing myself to get on with life. I have been encouraged to keep working on my art/painting/drawing/collage so making journals and also ATCs helps me do that. I have now stepped into the realm of mail art and it is great fun.
Themes I really like are:
Little houses
hd/hp girl faces
dragons (not cartoonish)
mermen and mermaids
desert colours
I collect images of contemporary artwork on postcards, notecards or clipped from magazines - something to inspire me!

I love receiving items for my scapbooks/smashbooks and journals ~ anything from the themes above or that I I can write on ie:

decorative notepapers
journal cards of any size
h/m or decorated envelopes
any odd or unusual small items

Mail art

Things I truly don't want are:

Anything ghosty, ghouly, witchy or halloween .
Vintage themes
Creepy crawlies.
No holiday themes
I am not into penpalling

I have read how giving hearts has no meaning but I will give many because they obviously lift peoples spirit. I encourage everyone to be kind and giving and to share the hearts around. I'm not saying I expect everyone to give me a heart. A 5 is a great rating too and I will be happy with that and I'll be doing my best, I just want to enjoy the experience and get some fun into my life. and help make it enjoyable for others.

Sometimes my life is lived on the dark side as I suffer from depression and it takes it's toll on my personal life and relationships. Working with animals helps and so does bushwalking. Both give me space to breathe deeply and get in touch with the needs of others and the natural world.
I am a member of AFA where I also make and trade ATC's.
I have not been rated by @alyciastinson who has become a flaker.

"You may say I'm a dreamer,
but I'm not the only one." - John Lennon


MadeByRori rated for WIYM: Blind Envie Swap #10 on Oct 31, 2018
Comment: Thank you so much! What a fun envie of goodies!
Comment: Thank you for your stamped and coloured envelope and your lovely ATC.
Stargazer008 rated for Flat Envie of Fun Part 17 on Oct 9, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the bits and pieces. And now have a nice evening.
uiltje rated for WIYM: The Napkin Exchange on Sep 29, 2018
Comment: Thank you so much for the lovely napkins. and no, they are not too romantic. I have new inspiration for new birthdaycards!
Lilianders rated for WIYM: PAPER FUN on Sep 18, 2018
Comment: Very nice paper goodies! Thanks for the vintage style items, they are perfect for the project I am working on.
LadyJo rated for Lots of Stamps on an Envelope #6 on Sep 14, 2018
Comment: Love the stamps! Thank you for the great stickers as well! All the best!
Comment: Thank you so much! I love everything.
lou rated for WIYM ~ Cover My Envelope SWAP! on Sep 4, 2018
Comment: Thanks very much for the pretty collaged envelope and the stamps you sent, too!
Comment: Thank you for the little collection of surprises! Especially your "Finding Tommi" Zine and the vintage postcard made me smile! And now have a nice evening.
doodlebugdezines rated for Quick Swap - Your Choice on Aug 20, 2018
Comment: Love! Thank you!!
Comment: Thank you for a nice mail. I really love all the PL cards and those Australian animal stickers are adorable. Rural area in Australia seems like a dream life. Here in Europe is now crazy hot weather, I am a bit jealous of you having winter right now. :)
Pikkis rated for Magazine cutouts on Jul 25, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the lovely selection of cutouts and other pictures, IΒ΄m sure I will have use for them :)!
Comment: Thank you and thanks for the scrapbook stuff. I will use it for sure!
uiltje rated for Random Envelope 2 on May 19, 2018
Comment: I like all your items very much. Lovely postcards, they make me smile!
Adventurer rated for Journal page senders choice on May 18, 2018
Comment: Absolutely adored the page I received from you! Great piece of artwork Thank you!
jlink rated for WIYM: Countdown to Christmas #15 on Dec 23, 2017
Comment: no kangaroos in our yard, but we have cows, turkey and white tailed deer!
midteacher rated for WIYM: Countdown to Christmas #12 on Dec 14, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the extra special envelope full of wonderful Christmas tags. I appreciate the heartfelt note and festive mailing envie.
JadeChoi rated for WIYM: Countdown to Christmas #13 on Dec 4, 2017
Comment: I just received your envelope. Thank you so much for the goodies have a merry Christmas Γ°ΕΈΕ½β€ž
secretterrabite rated for WIYM: Beginner's Zine Swap on Aug 8, 2017
Comment: Love your zine Michelle, the cover, the words... I've been thinking of trying poetry writing, I don't think I could rhyme like you though. Will treasure it :-)
sojourner rated for IS: Inspire me INT on Aug 2, 2017
Comment: Thank you. Anything with cats wins me over. ^o^πŸ’“

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Katja on Sep 29, 2018:

Just received your ATC's for the Cheap postage tag International. I really like the ATC's and the way you wrapped them :) Thank you very much!!

CurlyTea on Jan 2, 2018:

Happy Birthday!

sojourner on Jun 23, 2017:

joybells2426 on Mar 24, 2017:

I got your postcard in the mail today. Thank you so much! It was such a nice surprise! And so nice of you to send something. Thanks for making my day!

cinnamonspice on Mar 20, 2017:

Making a note for myself that it took 5-6 weeks for my mail to reach @mgallardo68 in Costa Rica.

mgallardo68 on Mar 20, 2017:

Loved your ISS > [Sticky] Surprise flat envie tag. Thank you so much!!!!

joybells2426 on Feb 22, 2017:

I'm glad you got my resend for the decorated envelope swap. Too funny that as soon as I sent the new one, the old one shows up. I hope you enjoyed both of my envelopes! And thanks for waiting patiently.

sojourner on Nov 9, 2016:

RyeRye on Sep 8, 2016:

Thanks again for hosting in Inspiration Station!

RyeRye on Aug 22, 2016:

Thanks for hosting in Inspiration Station!

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