Swap-bot Time: March 27, 2017 3:33 am


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Last Online: March 25, 2017
Birthday: July 11, 1969
Country: United States
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About Me

I welcome any private swaps! Just PM me!

Profile has been updated as of November 2, 2016! I've been doing more mail art/letter writing swaps lately vs. the packaged swaps. Taking a little break from the packaged swaps so as to not obtain more 'stuff' but to use up current supplies. My likes are mainly for the packaged swaps so if you are sending me mail art, I much prefer you send me what's in your style and perhaps just using my likes as a starting off point (if need be). I really enjoy being exposed to other people's tastes and creativity. I'm leaving my likes and such because I'm sure I will go back or do an occasional package swap. I like ready people's profiles and prefer when they are lengthy so therefore, mine is lengthy too!

I pledge to rate all swaps received! If you sent me a swap and I have not rated you within a reasonable time from you mailing the package, please contact me in case I never received it! Or I could have very well forgotten! Life happens!I ask that my partners do the same for my swaps as well. Thank you! I also re-use packaging and I don't mind if you do too!

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I also pledge to communicate with my partner if I am going to be late with a swap. Life happens and I have no problem if you send a swap late but please just let me know! Thank you! I also tend to send swaps right on their send by dates. That's just the way I am. Once in awhile I will send early!

I'm a Brooklyn, NY native, married to a wonderful man since 2001 and gave birth to a beautiful daughter in 2007 we named Sienna. We also have a fat cat named Neo (after the Matrix) and an adorable yorkie named Skippy (we took him in from my in-laws). Update: Skippy passed away on April 14, 2014. :-( He lived a wonderful life of at least 16 years. Neo passed away on June 22, 2014. 2 months after Skippy. I would like to think he missed him and wanted to see him (although he did not like him when he was living!)

LOVE to make things to send in swaps so therefore I LOVE to receive handmade items in swaps. I appreciate partners that read my profile and I like it when people have their profiles filled out. It makes things a lot easier! If you are not crafty, that's ok! I like people to buy me things too (especially things listed in my wish list below)!! ;-) And if you are going to buy me something, I prefer quality over quantity. In other words, I rather you buy one nice item vs. a bunch of stuff from the dollar store.

I do re-send items I get in a swap that I may not be able to use. This doesn't mean I don't appreciate what you have sent me (handmade or bought) but if I can't use it, I rather send it to someone that will. If this is a problem for you, please let me know. I don't mind if you do the same of anything I send you.

I won't join swaps that misspell the word stationEry! That's a pet peeve of mine!

I'm not a fan of anything religious or political! I enjoy most scents except baby powder and patouchli scented stuff. I'm addicted to lip balm (organic). I would prefer NOT to receive ATCs as I used to make and trade them so I have a ton of them already that I just don't know what to do with! I am not a big fan of dotee dolls.

I like/love/obsess

I enjoy taking photos (although I haven't been doing much lately). I enjoy the instant gratification of digital but I still love using film cameras. I mostly use toy cameras such as my beloved Holga and lubitel. I also like vintage cameras (Afga, Brownies) and other specialty film cameras (Horizon 202). I'm addicted to posting on and viewing Instagram!

I love music and going to concerts. My favorite music/bands are listed below.

I love all colors but faves are color orange, pink and lime green; fall colors would be burgundy, olive green, purples, blues - generally jewel tones. As for jewelry, I love silver, not a gold person (jewelry and as a color) although I don't mind the matte gold or antique gold if you must! I also like gunmetal, antique silver, antique brass and copper.

I like quirky, eclectic, bright, kitschy vintage (think red velvet art and Danielle Thompson), retro and mod styles. I tend not to like country or folk styles. And I always seem to like anything Japanese! They just have amazing stuff! (I am not a fan of anime so please no anime! Kawaii is ok!)

I like humor, all kinds, especially sarcastic, dry wit and tongue in cheek. Sexual content does not offend me. I don't mind artistic nudes but straight out porn isn't my thing.

I am drawn to designs with:

Bridges! love bridges! I don't know why I didn't write this before. I'm a true city girl! Brooklyn Bridge being my favorite but I also like Golden Gate, Bay Bridge, Verrazano, Manhattan, etc...

ampersands, tree branches and birds, birch trees and the tree of life, cherry blossoms, woodland creatures (bunnies, owls, foxes, mushrooms, gnomes, etc), PANDAS, giraffes, monkeys, elephants, unicorns

circus and carnival (the kitschy, state fair type) themes, pulp comics and noir styles ("She tried to be good" or "Attack of the 50 ft woman.") Also gypsy and fortune teller type images, fairies, Le Petit Prince

galaxy the moon and stars, planets, space, hearts (especially anatomical hearts), sunsets,

the sea mermaids, seahorses, jellyfish, crabs (cuz I'm a cancer!), dolphins, whales, narwhals

cassette tapes and vinyl records, vintage and toy cameras, and skulls (cutesy, eclectic, sugar, etc.). And ouija boards!

I like big eyed girls and boys (art from the 70's) and cute things like Hello Kitty (a super soft spot for My Melody and Little Twin Stars but PLEASE don't bother sending fake Hello Kitty!), Sentimental Circus! and Kawaii but I prefer more practical things than just figures (I'm trying not to be a pack rat/dust collector-I do well enough on the crap I buy!)

I also like creepy kinds of stuff like vampires, zombies and monsters too!

I consider myself a bit of a geek and enjoy puzzles and word games on IPad (play me in Words with Friends!). I love the retro video games as well especially Ms. Pac-Man, Donkey Kong Jr., Asteroids, Centerpede, Q-bert! I would love any crafts/items related to them!

I am mainly a coffee drinker but have been drinking a lot of chai tea and any tea with mint. I also like fruit teas! My current favorite tea is Trader Joe's Ruby Red Chai Tea. YUM! I am currently following a low carb lifestyle so if you come across any low carb snacks, I'd love to try it!

I have been following a low carb lifestyle and it's working out very well for me! So currently would not want any food items in my swaps. Unless you have a favorite low carb snack you want to share with me! With that said, I am a big CHOCOHOLIC but I am trying to avoid soy! A lot of chocolate has soy in it but if you can find some without it, I'd love you! I love dark chocolate most but never turn down milk chocolate. I love it with nuts, fruit, mint, wacky stuff (like bacon!). Other favorites are nougat candy (Ferrara's), chocolate from overseas, Hi chews from Japan and those flavored Kit Kats not sold in the US! MMM! I love the Jelly Belly Dips, dark chocolate covered jelly bellys! MMM! Oh and while we are at it, chocolate covered gummy bears too! I really try to stay away from high fructose corn syrup and artificial colorings. Artificial colorings are banned in Europe so that should say something! Exceptions are Jelly Belly Dips and chocolate covered gummy bears but once in awhile won't hurt! I also stay away from typical drug store candy like M&M's, Snickers, etc. I would prefer you didn't buy me these types. Save your money!

Favorite Music

alternative, indie, brit pop

Ben Harper, Morrissey, The Smiths, Ryan Adams, Old 97s, Spoon, Interpol, The White Stripes, British Sea Power, Davíd Garza, Gene, Pulp, Blur, Ben Folds Five, Jeff Buckley, French Kicks, Tegan and Sara, Ted Leo, M.I.A., The Kills, Of Montreal, We Are Scientists, Jamie Lidell, Stellastar*, Editors, The Decemberists, Vampire Weekend, Cold War Kids

Favorite Crafts

Current craft addiction: rubber stamping and making cards and mail art, lettering and watercoloring (coloring images NOT creating images from it.)

The crafts I like to do are (in no particular order) crochet, sewing (mostly bags and home decor-haven't ventured into clothing yet!), printing (GOCCO!, stenciling on fabric), embroidery, block carving and jewelry making. I like to incorporate my photography in my crafts like making pendants, microscope slide jewelry and decoupage. I have a Silhouette Cameo (digital die cutter) that I love to use (mostly heat vinyl for fabric, vinyl for walls and objects and jewelry making)

I love all those craft video sites such as Craftsy, Craft Daily, Skillshare and currently belong to Creativebug.

I like to dabble in a lot of things, just making something in general is very fulfilling so I've tried lots of crafts such as mosaics, precious metal clay (silver art clay) and beading to name a few.

I'd love the try my hand at tatting!

Wish List

In no particular order

MARKERS! I love markers! Copics are always a favorite! Kuretake Clean Color Real Brush markers (I have the 24 set so colors not in that set would be great!), Tombow markers, I LOVE Uni Posca paint markers. They write very well and currently I only have the orange and green colors. Permanent markers (not black or blue), colorful pens (I also have a wishlist on jetpens.com!) Would love microns in different colors in 08 size.

I'm officially part of the planner community! I gifted myself a beautiful orange Carpe Diem A5 planner! So any cute stickers and things like that for my planner is cool!

Lindy's Stamp Gang products. Love their sprays and magicals. Haven't tried their embossing powders yet!

Washi tape! Or any fun tape with a design - masking tape, packing tape, duct tape...

I wear earrings! ;-) (Please nothing bright gold!) I have multiple holes in my ears so I can always use the small earrings as well as big ones. Ring size is about 9/10. I guess bracelets are average size and I prefer longer necklaces.

I like funky cotton socks (size 9-11).

I love glow in the dark anything!

enamel pins

Dies! Love to add more to my collection. Right now I have a lot of the thick Sizzix ones but love those thin ones that a lot of companies are making. Also the sets that match the rubber stamp and dies! If there is some you are growing tired of and want to find a new home for them, I am totally up for a private swap!

Anything from my Etsy favorites list! Checking out my favs should give you a good sense of my style.

I haven't been sewing much so I'm not really looking for these things but I would not turn it down either! Good quality sewing machine thread (all colors but white/black/beige/gray are always more useful), Interfacing (all weights), D hooks, swivel hooks, bias tape maker (and tips on working with bias tape), stabilizer, applique stuff and of course fabric! I totally love bright, colorful fabrics as well as kawaii, cupcakes, owls and other woodland creatures. I love all the modern designers (Bailey, Ross, Moore, Kaufman, FreeSpirit, etc.). I actually NEED complementary fabrics such as solids and batiks to go with all the prints I have!

My daughter,Sienna, is 9 and is currently addicted to Rainbow Loom and Beanie Boos! She has way too many Beanie Boos so please, no more!! She could always use the loom bands but only the authentic ones please. She loves writing stories and songs so anything to do with creative writing she would love (lined notebooks, pens, pencils, erasers, creative prompts) She likes Legos, Goosebumps, Young Justice, Super Girl, Wonder Woman and The Powerpuff Girls, Scooby Doo. She also loves super heroes! We watch Supergirl, The Flash and Arrow together as a family. She also loved Stranger Things and admires Milly Bobby Brown (Eleven.) Her favorite colors are green, blue, pink, red and yellow. Feel free to send anything for her! Please refrain from sending any stuffed animals! She has too many already! She loves reading, mostly mysteries, and enjoys chapter books as well as graphic novels! I'm so proud that the very first fan letter she wrote was to the author of her favorite series, Kazu Kibuishi, who wrote the Amulet series. Her favorite animal is a pig!

My hubby got spoiled by a few special swappers that sent him butterscotch disc candies, he likes the generic kind from Wal-mart or Hobby Lobby! LOL You can also spoil him with chocolate with nuts! :-) He's also a soccer fan and his favorite team is Leicester City. If you send him anything with that, that would be impressive! :-)

Favorite Movies

Almost Famous, Amelie, The Warriors, Saturday Night Fever, Triplets of Belleville, Sixteen Candles, Rushmore, The Professional, Galaxy Quest, Pride and Prejudice, Once, Iron Man, Shaun of the Dead, Atonement, X-Men First Class, Water for Elephants (altho I enjoyed the book better! But I don't have a book section.), The Perks of Being a Wallflower, The Way, Way Back

Favorite Television

The Twilight Zone, Arrested Development, Project Runway, Top Chef, It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Weeds, Spaced (LOVE! anything Simon Pegg), Fringe, 30 Rock, Mad Men, Modern Family, True Blood, The Walking Dead, Revenge, American Horror Story, Breaking Bad, Nurse Jackie, Orphan Black, Silicon Valley, The Mindy Project, How to Get Away With Murder, Sons of Anarchy, The Flash, Supergirl, Arrow

Flaked on

Easter Egg Hunt! USA Only by mollysuzannedonahue promised a resend after original package got lost and no DC on it.

A Jolly Handcrafted Christmas Swap - USA/Canada by rayfancy lovingly angeled by misstamper

Sewing: Floral Rainbow #6 - Orange by Frogglin

Cheap Etsy Treat and Cheap Etsy Surprise Part 2 by kap397 she sent the first part but did not do the surprise part, angeled by the super glamazon08

Hippity Hoppity Egg Ornament by postmansdaughter

Yes! Another Wacky, Silly & Unusual Holidays-May by falseawakening angeled by the lovely grammag

Stuff a Small Flat Rate Box by DestiniAmer who has been partially suspended.

Wacky, Silly & Unusual Holidays-April by tennesseehoney who has been partially suspended but still logged in as of April 12. Angeled by the awesome craftygirl

Cute Christmas Ornament by SMichalek but wonderfully angeled by robotlove

Cancerians Unite a birthday swap by Keti

Unbirthday Swap 4 USA & Canada by almakopey angeled by 17papergoddess

My partner's account got deleted! Stuff a Girl Scout cookie Box by SallyAnn angeled by the wonderful 17papergoddess

March is Craft Month by CraftyGardenerTN


churlann rated for #ShePersisted Postcard on Mar 25, 2017
Comment: Thank you for your great postcard. I'm right there with ya.The person you chose. She is very brave and an amazing woman. PS. the post card is on my frig!!
sabbysteg rated for #ShePersisted Postcard on Mar 21, 2017
Comment: Loved your postcard! It was awesome. :)
JessieB15 rated for Mail Art Penpal Swap 1 - Int'l on Mar 16, 2017
Comment: Lisa, thank you!! I loved my letter and mail art so much!! I will be writing back soon, so I won't put too much here. Thank you!!
gabism rated for Handmade Postcard on Mar 14, 2017
Comment: Thank you! I loved all the cats!
Caddi rated for A Month of Letters Week 4 on Mar 13, 2017
Comment: Thanks Lisa - aren't calendars just great for making envelopes? I haven't been to Bremen yet, but have heard a few things about the city.
Lucine rated for A Month of Letters Week 4 on Mar 11, 2017
Comment: I don't know these sheets, but it is a cool effect:) Thank you!
neecie rated for A Month of Letters Week 4 on Mar 5, 2017
Comment: hello & thanks for the lusciously enveloped letter ~ i'm so excited having a few more penpals this year ... the letter-writing habit has served me well all winter season > swap-bot is such a pleasurable 'virtual' community: so glad you're part of it! i'll reply at my next leisure moment - yes, nice not having a deadline, but it sure was a fun little 'obligation' last month!
MisplacedfromPA rated for A Month of Letters Week 4 on Mar 5, 2017
Comment: Cute idea for a postcard. Very nice texture it gave. Thank you. Sure was fun having a extremely happy mailbox this past month.
Response: Glad you liked it! Thank you for the heart!
brianfuchs rated for A Month of Letters Week 4 on Mar 4, 2017
Comment: As the great Bob Ross said "We don't make mistakes, just happy little accidents." This would have been a cute card, but now it is an amazing card. It's one of the strangest and most wonderful things I've received. Keep on making those happy accidents. Also, I'm super jealous of your monkey stamp. They are one of my favorites from the books... and were totally misrepresented in the movie.
Response: Whew! So happy you enjoyed the postcard so much!! Thank you for the encouragement! I really try to keep my mind open as there are many times things don't come out they way I imagined! Bob Ross was magical. The monkey stamp is great! The stamp is from http://www.carmensveranda.com/ Thank you for the heart!
Arhel rated for A Month of Letters Week 3 on Mar 2, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the lovely postcard! :) I'll enjoy coloring it!
Response: Have fun with it! Thanks for the heart!
Comment: Oh I love the "kitty" stencil postcard. It does! lol x
Response: Yay! Thanks for the heart!
Carissakarisma rated for A Month of Letters Week 3 on Mar 1, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the coloring postcard! Relaxing!
Response: Enjoy coloring it!
mahlermail rated for AMMM Layering with Stencils PC on Feb 28, 2017
Comment: Thanks so much.
Response: You're welcome! Thanks for the heart!
tuesdaytelegrams rated for A Month of Letters Week 2 on Feb 26, 2017
Comment: thank you!!
Response: You're welcome! Thanks for the heart!
Comment: Thanks for the fun and sparkly ATC 😋 Great envelope
Response: You're welcome! Glad you enjoyed it! Thanks for the heart!
Caddi rated for A Month of Letters Week 3 on Feb 24, 2017
Comment: Lisa - thanks for the postcard of the statue of liberty! I actually saw it once from the ferry back in 2012 when I was in New York for a few days. I love the idea of a coloring postcard :) I'll have to see if I find any from Berlin!
Response: I thought they were cool too! They must have other cities too! Thanks for the heart!
Jafferty rated for A Month of Letters Week 3 on Feb 23, 2017
Comment: Thanks for the NY Public library postcard. I always stop there when we visit NYC.
Response: Cool! I knew you would like that postcard! Thanks for the heart!
MisplacedfromPA rated for A Month of Letters Week 3 on Feb 22, 2017
Comment: Never got a adult coloring post card before, so this was my first. Thank-you
Response: You're welcome! Thanks for the heart!
Karen07 rated for A Month of Letters Week 3 on Feb 21, 2017
Comment: Thank you! Love the card!
Response: You're welcome! So happy you like it! Thanks for the heart!
Lucine rated for A Month of Letters Week 2 on Feb 21, 2017
Comment: I guess it is was a busy week indoors with the new puppy:) Thank you for the nice mail.
Response: You're welcome! Thanks for the heart!

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scrappermama on Mar 7, 2017:

Yaaay! Alcohol inks & gears! Can't wait to play with all my unbirthday gifts! Thank you so much! Loving it!!

angelgram on Mar 7, 2017:

A relative is here visiting and she wants my ⟅⟆necklace and ⁑ ear rings ⁑ She says to tell you it is " ❣ IMPRESSIVE ❣" I couldn't have said it better myself ❣ I love the OWLS eyes ◎◎ especially. My favorite jewelry combo is Gold and Black and I love prisms too!!! You touched my heart ♡ and soul ♬ with this gift ▢ and it is a real ℂↂℕṾ⅀ℝⱾÅŦⅠ◯ℕ ℙⅈ⅀ℂⅇ. Loved your friendly note in lovely Owl Envie with color coordinated washi tape and cute lettering ( ℳꞥⴡⴘ ) and adorable handcrafted B-day card. THANK YOU SO MUCH !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

bbsporty on Feb 24, 2017:

Thank you so much for the awesome ephemera packs that you ordered for my AMMM: Unbirthday!! The Paper Basket is one of my favorite Etsy stores and I just love all of their stuff!

tyingknots on Jan 31, 2017:

Thank You SO much for the Owl Bookmark and Book you sent for my un-birthday in the AMMM group !! You're the BEST !! ~hugs, Sharon

jamicam on Jan 25, 2017:

Absolutely adore the fabric for my unbirthday gift. Thank you SOOO much - very generous of you!!

Babsmomof5 on Jan 17, 2017:

Thank you sooooo much for my amazing un-birthday gift! These are amazing!

thriftymermaid on Jan 4, 2017:

Thank you so much Lisa and Sienna! I LOVED everything that you sent for Christmas. The onesie is adorable and I have so much fun stuff to craft with!! You guys are the best. Thank you for keeping up our Christmas tradition!! :o)

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