Swap-bot Time: November 24, 2017 8:37 am


Date Joined: January 22, 2010
Last Online: November 20, 2017
Birthday: July 7
Country: United States
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What i like love like:

Art Journaling is my new favorite craft! I'd love to do more art journaling swaps. I also really enjoy long term journal swaps. PM me if you're well rated and interested in a one-on-one journal swap!

I LOVE HEARTS! I put my best effort into every swap and ALWAYS read my partners profile for inspiration. I'm here to send things that will make people HAPPY!

My Likes...Oh please DO send...

-Hello Kitty and cute Kawaii things especially cute dessert happy cartoons

-Retro, Kitch, Vintage Glamour things

-anything Dessert related! Cupcakes, Cakes, Ice Cream - so pretty!

-Hearts and Stars, and Glitter and Shine

-Crystals and Gems

-Succulents and Cacti

-Skulls and Halloween Spooky fun stuff

-Marie Antoinette corsets, lace and frippery

-Science Fiction, Monsters & Robots

-Asian themed artwork

-Teacup and Tea Time themes

-Astrology (Specifically Cancer and the Crab)


-Day of the Dead, mexican folk art SUGAR SKULLS!

-Elvis, Rockabilly & Pin-ups



-#1- ANIMAL anything - dogs, cats, goats, horses - no thank you. I am afraid of animals and i have nightmares about them, and am also allergic. (of course i am not allergic to hello kitty!)

-Things smelling of SMOKE - i actually find it hard to believe that people smoke in their homes!

-Country Cutesey, rustic, Mary Englebright

-Outdoorsey sportsman type things

-Sports things

-Patriotic, Americana, Armed Forces etc.

-Hippie themes, tye dye, peace signs etc.

-Religious Themes

-Chai Teas are not a favorite of mine

-Colors i am NOT fond of - ORANGE, BROWN, YELLOW or TAN (earth tones)

-While i AM indeed GOTH - i am NOT into yucky bloody gorey realistic horror stuff - I don't want to know about serial killers!

About Me

Now to a fun filled look into my world!

I am a glam goth pink and spooky gal, with a huge collection of clothes, shoes, purses, jewelry, hats, stationary, yarn and books.

Subculture fashion is my favorite! Going anywhere from super gothic, to punk rock, to glam rock, to rockabilly, to psychobilly and to pink cutesey lolita.

Some of my hobbies are letter writing, reading (sci fi and the classics), crocheting, dancing, shopping and stamp carving.

I am a princess in my spooky cool castle with my prince charming and we are so happily ever after!

Favorite Movies

I am in LOVE with the TCM channel, old movies from the 1920's-1950's make me so happy. The clothes, the style, the refinement, the actors and actresses, the singing and dancing, the magical sets they created - all of it adds up to a world of glamour that this world lacks in this day and age.

Anything with Bettie Davis, Marlene Deitrich, Claudette Colbert, Joan Crawford, Doris Day, Rosalind Russel, Ginger Rogers, Fred Astaire, Esther Williams, Clark Gable, Cary Grant, Audrey Hepburn, James Cagney, Jimmy Stewart, Marilyn Monroe or any other glorious gentleman and ladies that graced the screen!

more current films i have enjoyed - Pans Labrynth, Whos That Girl, Desparately Seeking Susan, Vampires Kiss, Army of Darkness, Two Weeks Notice, Cabaret, Titus, Chicago, The Count of Monte Cristo, Cry Baby, Hairspray, Fando & Lis, Edward Scissorhands, Bettlejuice, Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Il Postino, Cinema Paradiso, Old Boy, Lady Vengance, The Lord of the RIngs, Love me if you Dare, Stardust, V is for Vendetta and A Very Long Engagement.

Favorite Television

RuPauls Drag Race (SHARON NEEDLES!!!!), Once Upon A Time, Project Runway, makeover shows (everyone should get a makeover!), SHERLOCK (!!!!!), Downton Abbey and various trashy reality TV shows..housewives etc.

Favorite Crafts

Crochet! Stamp Carving, Sewing (very little skill in that one but its fun to try!), Baking, jewelry making and various other fun little projects!

Favorite Music

Goth, Industrial, Synthpop, New Wave, Rockabilly and Psychobilly. Some favorites in no particular order - Orange Sector- Leaether Strip- Leichtmatrose- Faderhead- Morrisey- Din{a}tod- The Cramps- Sasquatch and the Sickabillys- Doris Day- The Andrews Sisters- Cake- The Yeah Yeah Yeahs- The Sounds- Prince- Madonna- Red Flag- She Wants Revenge- Radiohead- Ours- Garbage- The Retrosic- Wolfsheim- Covenant- Cinephile- Rasputina- oh i could go on and on and on...

Favorite Books

Authors such as ~ Jane Austin, Neil Gaiman, Simon R Greene, Kim Harrison, Laurell K Hamilton, Franz Kafka, Edith Wharton, Sharon Shinn, George Elliot, Francesca Lia Block, Ayn Rand and Linda Goodman to name a few. Books ~ Witch Baby, Blonde, Gone With the Wind, Thus Spoke Zarathustra, Neverwhere, Strange Candy, Love Signs, How to spot a Bastard by his Star Sign, The Secret Language of Birthdays, The Picture of Dorian Gray and Atlas Shrugged. i really DON'T like Charlaine Harrisons vampire series, but i love most vampire books!


Things i would be oh-so-happy to receive-

Kawaii stationary, ATCs, Handmade Cards, diecuts, stamped images on colored paper, paper scraps, coupons, deco tape, stickers, Calligraphy (pens, nibs & markers), fabulous yarn, vintage photos and ads, reusable shopping bags, notepads with pretty paper, southwest landscape photography, steampunk and goth artwork, rubber stamps OOLONG TEA and cool fabric.

I also see all these crafty items here that I don't know about - so if anyone would like to make me a dotee, matchbox, whimsy jar or other fun little craft i DO LOVE HANDMADE!


dartha rated for Mini Handmade Art Journal R32 on Nov 10, 2017
Comment: Got it - I agree it is a very cool book! take care, darla
Comment: I love it! All those elements, coming together to make something special. I could look at this page for a long time and see new things all the time. Very inspirational!
secretterrabite rated for Mini Art Journal 31.7 on Oct 18, 2017
Comment: Love your page! It's so vibrant :-) I'm so envious of a Balzer workshop - I love her so much :-) This is fun, art journal love :-)
Response: Awesome! Let's keep sharing the art journal love world wide! : ) Thanks for the sweet compliments!
skinny52 rated for Mini Art Journal 31.5 on Oct 4, 2017
Comment: Very nice, I'm happy to be in this swap!
Response: Thanks for doing this one on one with me! I'll be happy to swap between rounds anytime! : )
lynnerfb rated for Mini Handmade Art Journal R31 on Sep 25, 2017
Comment: Beautiful little book. Will try to doit justice. thank you
Response: Thanks! Have fun creating and I'm sure it will be wonderful!
Comment: Nice movement - I really like the contrast between the hot matte and the cool shiny elements. You're right that how to bind it is a puzzle, although a pleasant one. The only problem is that the black labels aren't sticking - they're curling up and falling off. I think I have the right glue for that, though; we'll see. Thanks!
samsstuff rated for Mini Art Journal 30.5 on Sep 2, 2017
Comment: Thank you!
Lucine rated for Mini Handmade Art Journal R30 on Aug 2, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the warm welcome back; It feels good to be back:) A lovely art journal page!
Response: You're so welcome! The more the merrier!
Artstamper rated for Mini Handmade Art Journal R29 on May 25, 2017
Comment: Loved your pages in this journal! This one is filling up very nicely, I enjoyed seeing all the finished pages. Thank you.
Response: I really liked this one too! It's really part of the fun to see the artwork in each journal as it passes through : ) Thanks for the lovely rating!
Comment: Thank you for letting me know the about the owners circumstances, I'll shoot you a message before the next swap to see if I should send it on or home.
CPerlicki rated for Stampin fun! on Apr 8, 2017
Comment: An abundance of beautiful stamps! Thank you:)
cerealgirl rated for Face atc on Apr 7, 2017
Comment: WOW!!! Your ATC is AMAZING!!! Took my breath away! Love how you adorned it with gold thread and blue gems!!! I love the Asian envelope you used to put your ATC in as well. Thank you sooo much! :D
MyRetroSoul rated for An ATC a Week -Rd 12- Flowers on Apr 4, 2017
Comment: I love love love this ATC! Thank you so much. The envelope you sent it in was wonderful too!
Comment: Thank you for the lovely images and extras. They are all new ones for me! Have a great day!
Comment: Great card! Just beautiful!
Response: So glad you like the card I created for your swap! I love sentiments that can be used for everyday happy mail : ) Looking forward to swapping with you again!
Comment: The card you created is so nicely done, thank you! Yes I will be contacting about a doll swap!!
Response: Fabulous! Happy to hear you liked the card! Looking forward to swapping paper dolls too! Thanks for the sweet rating!
luluvision rated for Mail Art Penpal Swap 1 - Int'l on Mar 6, 2017
Comment: Ooooh squeaaalll!! I love everything about your letter! Envelope, stamps, letter, card!! So super excited! I will be writing back very soon!!!
Response: Hooray! I totally got the best partner : ) Glad to start pen palling with you! Thanks for the squeal rating!!
dartha rated for Mini Handmade Art Journal R27 on Feb 21, 2017
Comment: Got it thank you - I'll finish my pages and then send it onto Julybaby59 - I'm sure she will be so excited to see it again. take care, darla
Response: I love seeing the almost full journals get completed and sent "home"! See you in the next round! : )
aznanagc rated for Mini Handmade Art Journal R26 on Nov 3, 2016
Comment: I just got the journal because the post office was holding it for $1.51 for postage. I thought that was strange. Anyhow, I am late in rating because I could not get to the post office for a few days. Great job on the hournal! I look forward to putting my creativity into it:-) Have a great day!
Response: What a shame! I weighed it and put the appropriate postage for the weight! I'll send you some stamps to make up for the cost! Sorry for the hassle. Glad you like the art! Enjoy!
dartha rated for Mini Handmade Art Journal R25 on Sep 3, 2016
Comment: Received Joan's mini book today - thank you and thanks so much for the extra papers too. take care, darla
Response: YVW - art journaling is so much fun! Sharing art journals is even MORE fun! : )

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CurlyTea on Jul 11, 2017:

OrigamiGrace on Jan 3, 2017:

From Cheap Postage Group!


RyeRye on Jun 23, 2016:

Thanks for joining Inspiration Station!

manders2280 on Feb 9, 2016:

When you get to Prague, go to the top of the castle first thing in the morning, and get a ticket to see the whole castle. When Beth and I went we loitered as we climbed to the castle, and didn't have time to see more than a few sights in the castle. Next time...

oblivionspin on Jan 28, 2015:

Oh my gosh! Awesome! I'm so excited for you! Happy moving and let me know the details when you have a chance <3

savannahjan on Jan 12, 2015:

OMG! I seriously JUST sent you a postcard! And this time stuck an address label on it so you'd have my new address! Serendipity!

Deeno1105 on Feb 14, 2014:

Happy Valentine's Day! Hope you do something fun with your DH.

RyeRye on Feb 14, 2014:

agonysdecay on Dec 31, 2013:

Thank you SO MUCH for the rad PC for Hexmas!!! It was great to hear from you! I'm think I should do this for Hexmas next year!! I stilllll want to emboss...damn to-do list is entirely to long. Thank you for thinking of me when you felt like making PCs!

oblivionspin on Oct 4, 2013:

Hello Sara, and happy fall!
I got your postcard today in the mail, I have the last one you sent tucked neatly in a manilla envelope so I don't forget to bring it in the car with us when we drive down to CA. We'll be leaving here on the 17th so somewhere around then I will hunt down some sort of excellent postcard(s) to send your way. In the mean time, I hope all is going well for you! My apologies for the delay (:

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