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Date Joined: February 10, 2010
Last Online: September 13, 2012

Country: United States
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About Me

I am an engineering geek from 8am to 5pm, M-F. The rest of the time I'm a die hard artsy fartsy craftsy person. Don't you just hate it when your day job gets in the way of the important things? :)

Born and raised in Los Angeles. Currently in San Diego.

I'm looking forward to some fun swaps and meeting new people on this site!! Very excited!

Please don't rate me a "1" or "3" without contacting me first. I can then get back to you and see what went wrong so I can make it up to you. I do a lot of postcard swaps and I worry about them getting lost in the mail.

I try to keep up with the swaps I mail, maintaining contact to see if they are received. If you don't receive a swap from me within a reasonable amount of time (at least 3 weeks from deadline to mail) PLEASE contact me, if I haven't reached you. Especially for international swaps since I can't track them through the postal office.


Favorite Crafts

I love making things in general, but my special, birth-given talent is pipe cleaner art. I make realistic, fuzzy, miniature friends out of 100% pipe cleaners!! People always seem to be amazed that something as mundane as the pipe cleaner can turn into something so cute!


My other hobbies include letterboxing; collecting odds and ends like hotel key cards, pressed pennies, PLU stickers from fruit, and small salt/pepper shakers; jewelry making; amateur gardening; and anything creative that strikes my fancy.

I Love Cartoons!

I absolutely love Cartoon Network and totally miss it now that I've made the economic choice to trade in my cable for Netflix. My favorite Cartoon Network shows are mostly from Adult Swim, particularly:

Robot Chicken. Aqua Teen Hunger Force. Tim and Eric's Awesome Show (Great Job!). Morel Orel. King of the Hill. Family Guy. Harvey Birdman.

But my faves also include the Classic Cartoon Network Shows such as:

Powerpuff Girls. Dexter's Laboratory. Johnny Bravo. The Adventures of Grimm and Evil. Teen Titans. Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends.

I really wish they would bring shows like that back. They were so cool.

Of course, there's also Spongebob, and Ren and Stimpy.

Favorite Television

The hubby and I decided a year ago to simplify our lives and get rid of our over-priced cable. Since then we've discovered how much TV is actually available on the Internet that you can stream to your TV!

I've taken to watching shows on Netflix and Hulu. Aside from the cartoons listed above, shows recently completed or currently watching that I really like are:

Keeping Up Appearances (BBC). 30 Rock. The IT Crowd (BBC). Murder She Wrote. Man v Food. Bizarre Foods. The Office. Dilbert. The Munsters. Futurama. Columbo.

Things I like

Pink. Baby pink. Anything quirky or obscure. Anything old that tells a story, such as Old B&W photos, Antiques, Old letters and correspondence. Lately, I've developed a fascination with vintage postcards sized 3.5"x 5" particularly those depicting Los Angeles and San Diego. Twisted Humor. Small Erasers. Cute tiny things. Sparkly things. Creative upcycled items. Paper Art. Handmade items. Organic. Gardening.

I love knowing someone really took the time to make, create, or pick something out for me.

Things I Don't Like As Much

I don't like it that scrapbooking has become so commercialized, standardized, and hallmarky. While I still like pretty papers and stickers, the standardization of scrapbooking (dimensions, machines, die-cuts, scrapbooking embellishments) tends to take away from the creative process. Whatever happened to taking magazines and making collages?

And for the record, ATC stands for "Artist Trading Card," not "Put a couple of stickers on a playing card and call it a day!" :P

I also don't like it when my dog pees on my carpet.


flipflopsqueen rated for Quotecard Postcard #61 on Jul 14, 2012
Comment: I really liked the quote Thanks!
Comment: Words can't express how much I love, love, love (!) the Disney postcard you sent! :) Thank you so much!!
teamtiredfeet rated for Quotecard Postcard #61 on Jul 9, 2012
Comment: Thank you so much! This really made our day, and the quote was just perfect!
SpeechieGirl rated for Try Origami - Edited on Jun 15, 2012
Comment: Thanks for the tatos! I actually have that pattern, but haven't tried it. I printed it out myself a while back, right after Marcelina Brina featured it, but who knows where that's gotten to. So now with your instructions and samples, I'm going to give it a whirl!
tinkerbella rated for Zombie ATC!!! on Apr 23, 2011
Comment: thanks for the awesome atc, I love the comments on it (they made me giggle), and your artwork is fab x
NorthernBorder rated for etegami on Apr 15, 2011
Comment: I received your resend today, thank you for the lovely card.
sunshinesuperman rated for etegami on Apr 14, 2011
Comment: Thank you so much for the most beautiful etegami, I LOVE it. I am so sorry the first one did not make it. I had to resend one of mine. It's here now and FABULOUS. Your very talented. Thank you again. Hugs & Hearts, Mona
savhilt rated for 2011 Postcard swap #2 - February on Apr 12, 2011
Comment: Thanks for the Mickey Mouse drawing! Sorry it took so long to rate....don't know how this one slipped through the cracks.
brina2300 rated for Zentangle ATC on Mar 27, 2011
Comment: What a wonderful zentangle I've received!! I loved the title "checkered past." Thanks so much!
ladyrn rated for postcard! on Mar 22, 2011
Comment: Thanks
thetoothfairy rated for 2011 Postcard swap #3 - March on Mar 20, 2011
Comment: oh em gee I can't believe you've been all the way to China! Thanks for the special and beautiful card. xo
mejulia rated for Random Postcard Swap #5 on Mar 17, 2011
Comment: Thank you for the great card and note. I lived in San Fernando for awhile but was born and raised in Pomona.
EssHaych rated for Simple Happy Postcard Swap on Mar 16, 2011
Comment: Thank you for the great pc! I too love old postcards!! :D
Comment: Nice card, thanks!
marlz rated for Zombie ATC!!! on Mar 14, 2011
Comment: hey there! thanks for the awesome zombie atc! i really like it alot! its always nice to recieve hand drawn atcs! happy swapping!
xeno rated for ROBOT ATC on Mar 8, 2011
Comment: Love my robot! THANKS! :)
Comment: thank you for my postcard! it's so cute! I LOVE my little butterfly robot too!
Dorilee rated for Punch Art # 8 on Mar 4, 2011
Comment: Thank you for the very pretty rainbow ATC. I love it and all the colors, hearts and flowers are so neatly placed. Also thanks for the very nice note. I did a LOT or Christmas card swaps and they added up fast.It was fun receiving over 100 cards.Thanks again.
Purplestamper rated for Punch Art # 8 on Mar 3, 2011
Comment: Sharon, your ATC is great!!! I love it and thank you so much for it and also for the nice note you sent! Oh my, not sure what would be worse, your earthquakes and fires or our hurricanes! All of them are bad!!!
dolcxvita rated for I❤ATC:Profile ATC on Mar 2, 2011
Comment: ...such a special ATC! I am so glad that you picked Buddhism out of everything written on my profile. Thanks so much :)

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ItschyKitschy on Mar 28, 2011:

I think that we might be television soul-mates, just saying. Also, I think that you perfectly captured why I love clanky robots in that ATC! I just want to cover my body with robot tattoos and then show everyone. Well, almost all of my body.

Did you make a robot fuzzy? I may just squeal with excitement.

tremor on Feb 19, 2011:

..Allo! Thanks for the invitation to your graffiti swap but I think I'll sit out on this one for now and look out for the next one, :) (I love watching Cartoon Network too, especially Chowder & Flapjack!! Except I work for the channel that shows the annoying but lovable yellow sponge we all love, heheh!!)

CArollinbabe on Jan 29, 2011:

No, I've never watched it but I just went and added it to our instant queue. Since you like The Office, do you like Parks and Rec? We love it. Also, there's a show called Party Down on Netflix. It's freaking hilarious!

CArollinbabe on Jan 29, 2011:

Hey there, I just signed up for your graffiti art postcard swap and then decided to come check out your profile... you and I have a few similarities so I thought I'd leave a note. I'm a swap-bot newbie but I'm really enjoying it so far. Thanks for the fun swap! ~Katie :)

Vblarney on Jan 22, 2011:

Hi! I'm your partner for "One postcard, one partner, touristy" and wanted to let you know that your postcard is going in the mail today. I'm letting you know because I'm kind of afraid it will be stolen (it's vintage). So, if you don't get it in a decent amount of time, please let me know so I can resend (I really hope you get the original, I think you'll love it!)

AndrewLips on May 4, 2010:

Hello! You are in my zine swap! Thanks for joining!! I am so so so with you on your thoughts about scrapbooking becoming commercialized. I don't like it either. I myself also don't like it when my dog pees on the carpet.

plumeriafan on Apr 25, 2010:

Hello! I just wanted to let you know I mailed your Green matchbox out to you last week. Hope you like it!

katehawk on Mar 27, 2010:

Hi! Since you like matchboxes I hope you'll like my group & join, I would love to have you!! matchbox & more

ichabodsupercat on Mar 16, 2010:

i don't like it when your dog pees on your carpet too! lol I love your profile..

lorelaiwalker on Mar 15, 2010:

Hey. Just realised after receiving 2 Shakespeare quote postcards that I didn't know who were from, that I didn't put my name on any of mine either. Oops! Just to let you know that if you received one from Ireland, that was me!!!

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