Swap-bot Time: August 18, 2018 9:44 am


Date Joined: January 1, 2011
Last Online: August 17, 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 mages 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


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, I´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 🎄
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^
Shellybelle rated for AS: Decorated envelope #2 on Jul 9, 2017
Comment: Thanks for the decorated envelope and brochures 😊
luluvision rated for IS: Decorated envelope #10 INT on Jun 12, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the fun orangey decorated envie and all the goodies inside!! I will put them all to good use!
Comment: AWESOME journal page...Thank you.. sorry it took so long to rate, i have been away for awhile.
Shellybelle rated for AS Group: Decorated envelope #1 on Jun 8, 2017
Comment: Wow! Thankyou so much for my decorated envelope, it's amazing! I love it! And Thankyou for all the stickers too, they're so cute 😊💕
Xira rated for IS: Decorated envelope #9 INT on May 16, 2017
Comment: Thanks Michelle! I love how you combined all those pieces of paper into a beautiful collaged envie! Thanks also for the extras, i love the flamingo-cards and stamps and everything! Have a great day! Groetjes Barbara
eel rated for Flat Envie of Fun Part 13 on May 3, 2017
Comment: Hej Michelle, What a cool assortment of stickers. I am going to try out the recipes too. Cheers... eel
Prismcat rated for IS: Decorated envelope #8 INT on Apr 11, 2017
Comment: Thanks for the really fun envelope and papers!
denimblu14 rated for Flat Envie of Fun Part 12 on Mar 25, 2017
Comment: What a treat Michelle, I put the kettle on straight away and enjoyed the tea, the stamps and air mail labels from other countries are always of interest to me and I really liked the bookmark and the note card too, thank you very much for everything :)
susieq11 rated for Flat Envie of Fun Part 11 on Feb 24, 2017
Comment: This was soooo nice to receive in the mail today!!! I LOVE the envelope!!!!! Is that owl a stamp or did you draw it? Wow! Everything you sent is simply perfect for me and I appreciate it so much!!! Thank you for joining my swap!!!! xxx
JenniferB rated for IS: Decorated envelope #7 INT on Feb 24, 2017
Comment: What a wonderful bright envie, you did a fab job. Love the butterflies and the bookmark, especially with the inspirational words by Lao Tzu. Thank you so much 😊❤

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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!

RyeRye on Jul 29, 2016:

Thank you for hosting in Inspiration Station!

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