Swap-bot Time: November 29, 2022 7:00 pm


Date Joined: July 29, 2012
Last Online: November 25, 2013
Birthday: May 31
Country: United States

About Me

Surprise, cancer. I am now 4 months post my first radiation treatment. I am now starting to feel more normal. And ready to get back to playing with scissors and glue

The details. Mel. Mom to an 19 yr old and 18 month old. Stepmom to a 7 year old. Blogger. Crafter. Aspiring artist and author. Bejeweled Blitz addict. Hopeful Romantic. Dork. Complete and utter dork.

Favorite Crafts

First and foremost, needle crafts. I started cross stitching when I was a kid and still do to this day! Currently learning to knit and crochet.

I like to make things out of other things, trash to treasure type of stuff. Most of my creations are made from repurposed items. Found objects.

I have only just recently started doing the inchies, ATC's, etc. Yeah, I am a late bloomer. Although I confess, my ATC's are made from recycled playing cards.

I hand-sew but got a sewing machine for Mother's Day. I also bought my first embroidery machine, as I was feeling ambitious. Interested in trying quilting.

scrapbooking. i started out using the classic die cuts and etc, but soon found i am more into the non-traditional. apparently i have been a junk journal kind of girl all along.

Knitting. Still learning.

Favorite Television

The Walking Dead. VERY glad AMC is back on DISH.

Musicals. LOVE. As in pink, puffy heart love with double exclamation points.

Pride and Prejudice. Sense and Sensibility. *Le Sigh, two of my favorite movies.

I confess, I love kiddo movies. Disney and Pixar are big contributors to my DVD collection.

I have not been a big television watcher, until this past year...I was on bed rest with the newest (she is a preemie.) New loves: Breaking Bad. Dr Who. Once Upon a Time.

Next on my playlist; True Blood. Game of Thrones. Mad Men.

Favorite Books

Pretty eclectic taste in books. I don't do romance, although I confess I have used a few in my creations. You just can't pass up phrases like heaving bosoms and throbbing member....

Les Miserables. I read it every year. Still my favorite book. Was also my very first musical to see.

I prefer my vampires to NOT sparkle....I have neither read nor watched anything Twilight.

I did love The Hunger Games. Also The City of Ember.

Harry Potter, naturally.

Janet Evanovich-the Stephanie Plum series. what a hoot!

Mostly I read fiction. But I have recently fallen in love with Mary Roach and her quirky non-fiction.


Oh I love stuff. I collect all sorts of trinkets to use in my crafts; bottle caps. keys. bullet casings. shotgun shells. hardware. clock parts. interesting pictures. I am drawn to the odd. the quirky. the unusual. :)

I also love things to keep; pulp fiction covers and quirky, vintage photos. Foreign stamps.

also vintage valentines, i prefer the ones that have been used. my favorite are the weird ones or the anthropomorphic.


Favorite Color- Green

Favorite Numbers- 13 and 31

Favorite Holiday: tie between Halloween and Christmas. vintage Halloween and Christmas are my favorites.

I do not wear perfume or make-up.

Allergic to silver and cats.

I like to make stuff. it's my outlet. I also have a lot of great ideas and make more than i need for my own household. so, i like to surprise my friends with little gifts from time to time...it's more fun to get a letter or a postcard or a little something in the mail other than a bill!

I prefer not to get overly religious items

I am not a cutesy kind of scrapper...I prefer interesting and vintage ephemera.

I love hardware and clock parts.


Love, love, love to bake. Don't always have a lot of time though.

I utilize my crock pot a lot. With all my creative endeavors and a preemie, I have just tiny bits of time.

If you send me any recipes: think quick, easy....I need to be able to throw it in the crock pot/oven and not have to babysit it.


Cats. Twilight.


cynaemon rated for Pinterest Swap ~Orange~ on Jan 21, 2014
dianamwright rated for Pinterest Swap ~Brown~ on Nov 29, 2013
dinnykaa rated for Pinterest Swap ~Orange~ on Nov 23, 2013
Comment: Hello Mel. Thank you for sharing your nice board. I enjoyed your board :)
Jadelynn rated for Pinterest Swap ~Brown~ on Nov 22, 2013
Comment: Thank you for sharing your awesome board! I absolutely loved it ^^
Elliepatterson rated for Pinterest Swap ~Brown~ on Nov 22, 2013
Comment: Isn't brown such a rich color. It is just a beautiful board. I repined a few. Thanx for sharing. Blessings, ellie
jocatbai rated for Pinterest Swap ~Brown~ on Nov 22, 2013
Comment: Thanks for sharing your board!
TammieGotcha rated for Pinterest Swap ~Orange~ on Nov 21, 2013
Comment: Thank you for showing your board. :)
Aumonae rated for 5 + 1 x 2 ATC's on Apr 13, 2013
Comment: I am willing to re-rate if I receive anything from you.
mypoohbear60 rated for 5 + 1 x 2 ATC's on Apr 6, 2013
Comment: I would be willing to update this to a 3, when and if I ever receive.
PrairieKittin rated for Junk Mail ATC on Mar 18, 2013
Comment: Publisher's Clearing House definitely fits the description! LOL!!!! Thank you!! Love everything!
IrishRed rated for Valentine Card Swap on Feb 25, 2013
Comment: Thank you so much for the valentine!
addicted2letters rated for Lots-O-Mail Robot Swap on Feb 22, 2013
Comment: thank you for the bot and binary atc, in the future try to measure and cut standard atc size okay? he can't quiet fit in the standard atc sleeve/book.
Response: i used a playing card as my template for the robot :/ the binary was definitely not meant to be an ATC. ohwell. maybe recycled ATCS are not my thing. lol
BluGinhm rated for Cemetery Photo Swap on Feb 22, 2013
Comment: These statues are amazing! I don't find too many like that around here. Good photography, too! And thanks for all the kitty cut-outs!
Response: thank you. i love photography. :)
Jess79 rated for Lots-O-Mail Robot Swap on Feb 21, 2013
dragonalloy rated for Be My Valentine on Feb 21, 2013
Comment: try to make sure the ATC is a 2.5"x3.5" and dont be afraid to try different things to make them look awesome. *tried talking to about fixing problem before rating
Response: i used a playing card for my ATC template. 2 whole swaps under your belt and you go and wreck Swap-Bot for me. Go you! Extra points for being a twat.
Comment: Thank you! I adored the cross-stitch piece, I wish I was that patient.
Response: glad you liked it, i had hoped you could use it in a sewing project.
Comment: cute
drgngirl rated for A-Z Pinterest Swap: R ~ Roses on Feb 11, 2013
Comment: Thank you for the great pins! I love them! Sorry for the late rate.
drgngirl rated for A-Z Pinterest Swap: S ~ Stars on Feb 11, 2013
Comment: Thank you for the great pins! I might have to repin a few if that's ok with you.
snailmaillover rated for Lots-O-Mail Robot Swap on Feb 11, 2013
Comment: Thanks for sharing your robot-craftiness!! :) I especially loved the stamps you used to send it.

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