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This user has been partially suspended.
Date Joined: January 17, 2011
Last Online: June 23, 2012

Country: United States

About Me

I am attempting to catch up and regain a + swapping status, so that I may swap again. The swaps listed that I am "currently in" are ones that I have contacted past partners for their addresses, either because I have found that they may not have arrived or I've received a 1 for the swap. All of these swaps are from May-August of 2011, when I had several medical issues, myself and w/in my family, to deal with.

I am not a liar or a thief and I am trying to make resolution to the best of my knowledge and abilities. I never intended not to send and am in a better place in my life now than I was back then.

Thanks to those who have shown me kindness in this attempt and for partners willing to re-rate me...

Made in the late 70s. Moody "crab". Female. Adopted. Born & raised in Illinois. Daughter. Oldest child. Big sister. Aunt of six (5 'lil girls). A decade "in love". Sixth year of marriage. Student of life. Art majored. Unshakable faith. Daughter of God. Humble. Messy. Impatient. Night Owl. Inky fingers. Non-smoker. Altered artist. Scrapbooker. Rubber stamper. Paper crafter. "Creates" daily. ATC (over NINE yrs.) Addict!! Hockey. Spunky. Cricut obsessed!! Poet. Paper scraps hoarder!! Witty. Random behind the lens. Laid back. Unique. Overflowing craft room. Loves laughter. Deep thinker. Card maker. Dyslexic. Note taker. Sweets baker. Brand-new blogger.

Makes me Smile:

  • Love, laughter and my husband.
  • Tiny polka dots (esp. white dots or monochromatic).
  • Sunny, windy days.
  • My craft room!!!
  • Double sided papers. (esp. Bo Bunny, Basic Grey, Karen Foster, Doodlebug).
  • Techniques, texture and embossing.
  • INK! and chalks- Haven't met one I didn't enjoy getting messy with!!
  • Bristol board, bubble wrap, (flat) buttons: in NEED of red, black and white.
  • Classic Disney: Mickey Mouse and Goofy.
  • Suzy Zoo: Witzy (the duck) & Patches (the giraffe).
  • Ziggy, Kermit (the frog) & Garfield (the cat).
  • Charlotte's Web & The Wizard of Oz.
  • Vintage children, book pages and illustrations.
  • Tulips, dandelions and daisies.
  • Comic strips, images and words cut from magazines and books, Any language.
  • Gum (no mint), Jelly Bellys, pecans and almonds. Salty treats over sweet ones.
  • Scavenger hunts. Random photos. Found objects, especially seashells.
  • Rub-ons, chipboard, brads, Stickles & diecuts (Cricut or otherwise).
  • Gumball / quarter machine rings, tattoos and random toys.
  • Solid colored ribbon, rubber stamped images.
  • Store bought postcards; sent "naked".
  • Recycled, re-purposed, re-used. Altered.
  • Decorated envelopes & actual postage stamps!!

Eh, not so much:

Due to allergies, taste & simple preference, I would rather NOT receive ANY: scented, bath, body or dollar store (thrift stores are okay) items. I'm not into Hello Kitty, Kawaii, loose glitter, confetti, FBs, seeds, beads, stickers (unless alphabet), yarn, coffee or tea. I prefer no mint, lemon, watermelon, coconut or cinnamon scents or flavors. I'm not a fan of pink and light shades of colors or metallic yellow gold. I am mildly sensitive to pet fur/hair and to smoke.

Colors & Themes, I enjoy:

COLORs (of the moment): Greens and blues, especially w/ browns. Black and white. Orange. Metallic silver and grey. Monochromatic. Arsty. Funky combos. 70s.

My current FAVE themes (almost automatic heart getters): giraffe, turtles, trees, bees, negative space and quotes...

Other faves: abstract, distressed, children (especially vintage), doodles, cupcakes, technique specific, beach, ocean... fruits, veggies, rubber stamped and dragonflies.

I'm not that fond of overly bulky, thick or overly embellished because I store my ATCs in 3 ring binders. I love layers, rubber stamping and technique and thats what is reflected back in most of what create and send out.

Images needed/preferred for RUBBER STAMPED images: cute monkeys, jungle animals, princesses, House Mouse, Penny Black, Stamping Up or Close to My Heart (because I have few sets of those) backgrounds, esp woodgrain, frogs, cows, ducks, words, numbers, journal boxes, flowers, snowmen, hearts, clocks, faces, children, Halloween, artsy. - - I have enough butterflies!

My I am Only Human clause

I am human. I am forgetful. I am creative. I am chaotically organized. I usually send closer to the due date and catch up on ratings over the weekends. If I'm late, I communicate when I know I can then get it out. I always send quality and tend to give the benefit of the doubt. I have a life outside of Swap-Bot that takes priority. I play here for fun and promise to like you until you give me a reason not to and then I probably still will. I love to send out mail almost as much as receiving it. I've been flaked on and un-rated for swaps that I've put my heart into. I've gotten rid of 1s. but I always send and I always rate. Create with your your heart and you'll do just great.


YoZaTeCa rated for I Love Summer! ATCs on Oct 13, 2011
Comment: So sad to not hear anything at all...
Response: Sent a private message to on 02/18. Trying to catch up and need address. Ready to mail as soon as I get a reply.
LauraM540 rated for Elvis Presley Black & White ATC on Oct 7, 2011
Comment: Just going over some past swaps now and I realized I never rec'd this one...which was due in May- I will re-rate if it ever arrives!
Batraplume rated for I Love Summer! ATCs on Sep 29, 2011
Comment: Nothing received and you didn't respond to my message.
Response: Trying to catch up. Hasn't been on recently. Needs address.
makestuff rated for Steampunk Themed ATC on Sep 23, 2011
Response: Trying to catch up. Hasnt been on since Dec.
Pjevsen rated for I Love Summer! ATCs on Sep 23, 2011
Response: Trying to catch up. Hasn't been on since Jan.
paradoxikal rated for Bridge PC #2 on Sep 11, 2011
peacegirl10 rated for Homemadecards with buttons!! on Aug 29, 2011
Comment: the card is beautiful & I love the extra buttons. thank you
Response: Thanks for the compliments and the heart.
Comment: Thanks for the ATCs and the extras :)
Response: You're welcome and thanks for adding a heart to my rating!!
beckboar rated for Handmade Card ~ Happy Birthday Swap on Aug 27, 2011
Response: Hasn't been on since Sept.
Comment: Even with sending messages back and forth I have recieved this swap
Response: Trying to catch up. Sent a private message on 02/18. Needs address to send. Ready to send as soon as I get a reply.
Purplestamper rated for Punch Art #13 - add a bird on Aug 16, 2011
Comment: Melanie, I know that you had some difficult things that happened in your life and I'm so sorry about that and hope things improve right away. Your ATC was great and even though you were late sending, it was well worth waiting for and thank you so very much for the extras! You do awesome work!
ArtsyTiger rated for Bumble Bee ATC on Aug 12, 2011
Comment: I would give you two hearts if I could! Thanks for sending the lovely ATC's. Nice work!
Response: So glad that they finally made their trip north and even more so that you enjoyed them. Thanks for the compliments and the heart. Super delayed due to Canada's postal strike.
Gofeen rated for Stamped Motives on Aug 8, 2011
Comment: Thank you for the pretty images.
Response: You're welcome. Thanks for adding a heart to my rating.
bethgd rated for USA ATC #14 Indiana on Aug 6, 2011
Comment: I am rerating and giving you a heart ,also, for the late ATC because it is so different from any I have received. I really like it. Thanks for the extras.
Response: Thanks for the generous rating and esp. for the heart. Glad that its different and that you liked it. Hope you got the humor of the envie and noticed that even the stamp matched the swap!! I'm closer to Indy than Chicago!! The checkered paper reminded me of all the racing that goes on there. Happy Swapping!!
LizzyJo rated for Punch Art #13 - add a bird on Aug 2, 2011
Comment: Sorry to rate a 1, but you marked sent on June 22. When I contacted you, you promised to send on July 16. I still have not received it. I will re-rate when the ATC arrives. RE-RATE 8-2-2011 ATC arrived today. It was nicely done, and thanks for the extras.
Response: Thanks for re-rating me. I understand the 3. I hadn't used eyelets in awhile.
zuzubean rated for Bridge PC #2 on Aug 2, 2011
swapper02 rated for I is for .... ATC on Aug 2, 2011
Comment: It has been over a month and I have not received anything. Will be happy to re-rate if anything ever comes in the mail. RE-RATE - Rcvd today 8/2.
Response: Thanks for re-rating me. Hope you enjoyed it. I thought it turned out cute and will be adding it to my blog, soon.
rosiefsw rated for Pretty Envies: Mail Art on Jul 27, 2011
Comment: Happy to change the rating as soon as Mail Art arrives Melanie.
Response: Looking forward to getting rid of the 1, but I understand.
ShandaPanda rated for Skull ATC on Jul 21, 2011
Comment: Thank you for the very cool ATC~it looks great in my collection! I really liked your handwriting and skull stamps on the envelope too. :-)
Response: Thanks for the compliments and especially for the heart. May our swap paths cross again!!
GeekChic rated for Stamped Motives on Jul 20, 2011
Comment: Thank you! Very cute stamps.
Response: Figures I find my robots after I sent. I love those "zombie" guy ones. Hope they are all put to good use. If you want some of the robots, maybe we could set up a private swap for more images? PM me, if interested.

Rating Overview

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4.6879 98 0 4
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133 128 4 9
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nellswell on Jul 16, 2015:

and @user7022 -- all in all, she's had 10 known profiles and over 100 1's!

nellswell on Jul 11, 2015:

And @user4899 and @havehope76 , to add to her list of profiles.

nellswell on Sep 9, 2014:

Also @Endup , @SweetSwapper , @plaidgiraffe , @sevenfive76 , and @heartofmybottom

VivaLaDiane on Aug 5, 2014:

was also @sweetart

ArtsyTiger on Jul 13, 2011:

Hi Girl! Haven't received the bumble bee swap from you yet, but with the postal strike everything is delayed now that things are running again. No worries! Hope you find a solution to your pain. Cheers!

Tiger....a fellow migraine sufferer

Bastet59 on Jul 2, 2011:

Hi there! :) Thanks for the "how-to"reply on the July 4th ATC.

I hope you continue to feel better. I really enjoyed reading your profile...esp. your "I am Human" clause.:)


daydrifter on Apr 4, 2011:

Hey, just letting you know I sent your giraffe ATC off today! I hope it makes it to you safely. :)

~For the 'Make an ATC in My Favourite Theme Tag' in PF's.

PinkMudd on Feb 15, 2011:

Love you, friend :)

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