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Date Joined: August 9, 2012
Last Online: February 28, 2020

Country: United States
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Profile edited December 9, 2018.

Unfortunately, the prices are SO high here in the US for mailing Internationally, I will be doing so minimally :( Also, my family is relocating to another state and are super busy packing. I will get back on track in the Fall, I am sure. :)

I Love Ernie and I love Snail Mail

I won't flake!

If you have not received something from me, then one of the following has happened:

1. The Postal Service has lost the package or is running late.

2. I am on my deathbed.

3. I AM dead.

So, PLEASE contact me if you don't receive something from me. I am honest and want all my recipients to be happy!

I am diligent at rating.

My name is

  • I live near the big city of Raleigh, NC. I am a later-in-life bloomed artist. I love all paper projects and am up for private swaps, if you'd like.

  • I am a mother to five kids with only one left in the nest.

  • I teach my child at home, do paper crafting, Junk Journal, listen to a lot of different music, love to read my Bible, find vintage items at thrift stores, and I LOVE everything Snail Mail!


**Stuff I love/Wishlist:

Private Swaps

Profile-related Swaps

Tim Holtz, Seven Gypsies and any ephemera similar to that style

the colors: grey, black, dark shades of any colors gunmetal, copper patina, any of those related colors, Boho colors

dMb (Dave Matthews Band)

top (twentyone pilots),


Mario/ Nintendo, Portal & Animal Crossing geekery,

post-apocalyptic series'


preying MANTISes,

sharks, rays, jellyfish, whale sharks,

Koalas, red pandas, pandas

Grunge/ Grungy-style,


Vintage paper stuffs, ephemera,

Bigfoot/ Sasquatch/ Yeti stuff,

Matryoshka dolls (Russian Nesting dolls),

Shopping in Thrift Stores,


washi tape,

locks/ keys (especially old ones and metal bits in general)

doodling & calligraphy & handwriting, in general,

vintage or different shaped decks of cards, especially any Ace and Face cards

Stuff from my childhood like: E.T., Monchichi dolls, 80's, Ziggy, Raggedy Ann & Andy

Favorite Crafts

  • ATC's- My ATC Collection- click here

  • Ephemera based scrapping/ junking



  • aLteREd ArT

  • Mixed Media projects

  • Collage

  • Memory Dex cards/ Rolos

  • The colors grey, black, gold, dark shades of all colors, but no bright colors for crafting supplies-no florescent, please

  • brass/copper/black/gunmetal,

corrugated cardboard



I DON'T Care For/DON'T Want/*Don't Need the following:

  • religious and Patriotic things (I am a very religious person, but I REALLY would not be interested in receiving religious things of ANY nature, in swaps)

  • Halloween-related items like dark, scary, creepy or horror things, Wiccan items and also, zombies, Harry Potter, Twilight movie stuff, vampires in general, etc.

  • Holiday or Birthday items

  • girly-girl, floral, florescent, or pastels

  • perfume/ flowery scented items

  • "country" themed or Western themed items,

  • Americana

  • teacher reward stickers

  • Baby related items

  • Wedding-related items

  • Sports-related items

  • coffee

  • tea, unless cutesy tea bags

Favorite Television

I love:

Stranger Things & Sherlock BBC (epic story-telling and acting!)

Shark Week,

Science educational shows,

Some Sci-Fi,

nature shows,

Family comedies like The Goldberg's & The Middle

Judge Judy, too

My Kiddos

I have a teen-aged gamer son. I also have 4 other children who have left the nest!!

He loves:

Marvel, Steam, Minecraft

Groups I Run

I run a group called, Paper on Steroids - please join if you qualify! We would love to have you if you are determined to stay flaker-free!

Also, I have been told once or twice that I am a Magpie and NOW, I am a Founder of the Manic Magpie Group which tickles me to no end!!

My Values

PLEASE DO NOT SEND ME HOLIDAY OR NATIONALISTIC ITEMS. BECAUSE I really HATE to have to throw things out because they are against my beliefs/ values, even though I AM a Magpie, like I said!!!

  • I pledge to ALWAYS check profiles before sending even when not specified, because I would want the same done for me!!

  • I almost ALWAYS reuse packaging, so please expect this and know that I don't mind at all receiving recycled packaging!


Comment: Love it!! Thank you so much!!!
Response: Good.... let me know if you wanna swap again! 💜💗😊
janski48 rated for Paper Collection- U.S. Only on Aug 15, 2017
Comment: Thanks so much for the great paper assortment! My favorites are the awesome textured piece, flower wall paper, pretty blue napkin, and the vintage sewing pattern, telephone message, and the recipe! Many hearts! 💗💗💗
Response: Oh, yay! I am so happy that you liked the pkg! Thanks for rating and for the ♥!!!
Comment: Great selection of goodies, thank you very much
Response: You are very welcome...thanks for rating and for the heart!!
Comment: Sorry for your mix up - that's never fun but thanks for the send!
Response: You are very welcome. Thanks for rating!
BusyB rated for RJ - Steampunk Rolo on May 31, 2017
Comment: Thank you, like the gears, book papers and quote. Have a great day!
Response: Oh, good. Thanks for rating!
Comment: Thank you so much. I love the snail mail items and the PL.
Response: Wonderful! You are so welcome! TY for the heart!! AND for rating!
Mustluvdoggies rated for RJ - Pretty Bird Rolo on May 30, 2017
Comment: I'm in Love the the pretty bird rolo!! It's so darling with that beautiful paper, the precious doily, the sweet flower and the bird! It's put together so well!! Thank you for the wonderful swap!
Comment: Love the stuff, but you mis-priced the postage. It was too thick to go as a letter, hence I had to pay an extra $1.48. No biggie, just an FYI for future reference. Thanks for the goodies.
Crazipurplelady rated for Meander Mini Book on May 29, 2017
Comment: Love it, sorry for the late rating!
Response: I am so happy that you love it! Late ratings are better than no ratings !! ♥♥
Comment: Its a beautiful sunny pocket letter and I'm enjoying it. We are finally having some sunny days here and I hope it brings more.
Response: Wonderful!! Thanks for rating and for the heart!
Taliesyn rated for 9 LP Mixed Media on May 6, 2017
Comment: Thank you! Your pocket letter arrived yesterday. I'm looking forward to making mine I still haven't devised my plan yet and I already received yours! You were really on the ball.
Response: You are welcome... I hope that you liked the stuffs in it...thank you for rating!♥
thequilterslink rated for ATC 2017 #16: Trees -USA- on Apr 30, 2017
Comment: Thanks
Response: You are welcome... thanks for rating!
Arabella rated for Vintage ATC (USA) on Apr 18, 2017
Comment: Thanks Kelly, lovely vintage atc!
Response: You are so welcome!
Candyn29 rated for Face atc on Apr 7, 2017
Comment: Thank you
Response: You are welcome, thanks for rating and for the heart!
Vickimac rated for ATP: 2017 MEGA Washi Swap #3 on Apr 7, 2017
Comment: Thanks for the awesome swap- sorry for the delayed rating, I had rated you in March but for some reason it deleted it, so that's why its so late
Response: No problem, thanks for rating! Again. tee-hee
Created46 rated for Mini-Pocket Journal on Apr 5, 2017
Comment: Thank you so very much for the little journal. I like it very much.
Response: I am so happy that you like it! Thanks for rating and for the heart!!!
Comment: Thank you so very much for this gorgeous journal! I love, love, love it! I wish I could give it 5 stars!!! You put a lot of work, care and a lot of my favorite things into this swap. So many fun things to play with! Thanks, again!Hugs from Alaska, Sherry
Response: Wonderful... that's great! You are so welcome! Thanks for the "5 stars"! Haha thanks for rating, too!!
Comment: Thank you for the fun envie of papers & for hosting a rad swap!
Response: You are welcome, thanks for joining and for rating!!
Vickimac rated for Private Swap: doulakk & Vickimac on Mar 30, 2017
Comment: Oh kelly, I just love everything so much. I really like the envie flip journal you made. Is that spray ink? I have seen it at the store, and wondered how it would be used- I love the way it looks! Thanks for everything else also- Great swap!!! Hearts AND hugs!
Response: Yay! I am so happy that you liked the stuff! I used Dylusions Spray Ink on that envie flip journal, yes. It is messy, but fun! Thanks for the heart!!!!! ♥♥♥♥♥
astrodogg rated for Private Swap: doulakk & astrodogg on Mar 30, 2017
Comment: I was so excited when I got this package! So much stuff packed into that envelope. I loved every single item you sent me. :) You are so sweet. :) Thank you so much! :D Many hearts to you friend! :D
Response: Aww, you are so welcome! I am so happy that you loved the envie and that you did a private swap with me! And, remember to re-apply to join Paper on Steroids when you meet the guidelines. yay! :D♥♥♥♥♥

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phillaine on Sep 11, 2019:

to Profile-Based Swaps!

CurlyTea on Nov 27, 2018:

Snowball fight!

orneryswife on Jul 24, 2017:

Thank you for angeling the journal fodder swap. I really appreciate the goodies you sent. 😘

1KraftyHeart on Jun 21, 2017:

Hey Lady! I'm so glad I found you! I'm glad you suggested this site. After spending some time here, I realized I like it a lot! Now I see what's keeping you busy! LOL Just dropping by your page and showing ALT "heart"

Jmitchell8814 on May 30, 2017:

Thank you for your comments on my profile! I'm excited to begin Swapping in the Paper on Steroids group!! 😊

isamanthax on May 16, 2017:

I was profile surfing and saw you liked Twenty One Pilots! Me too!

RyeRye on Sep 14, 2016:

Welcome to Inspiration Station~

phillaine on May 25, 2016:

to a whole new year of Profile-Based Swaps!

user2637 on Dec 2, 2015:

Check out the coolness!! Vain, I know. ;) :)

anrtist on Sep 2, 2015:

APDG~ Artistic Profile Deco Group Welcome! ;-) Lots of fun swaps to choose from Or join them all! MAYBE even Host a few too ;-) I really hope you enjoy the group!!! ;-) Blessings, cc

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