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Original Member
Last Online: July 31, 2016
Birthday: November 24
Country: United States
My Etsy Store

About Me

I love mail art! (Mapps is my send out name). As far as my aesthetic preferences go, I am aligned with the FLUXUS movement and advocate spontaneous acts of self-expression. I vastly prefer the handmade to the corporate. I have too much stuff, so rarely will you find me in a swap that focuses on dollar store items --unless they are being creatively altered in some way. That said, I am not a picky person and appreciate the time and effort people put into swaps --especially when they take time to make things themselves. Anything you make will make me smile. I am Buddhist (Map'ung is my dharma name and inspired my swap bot and mail art name --Mapps -- I am interested in and open to other religious traditions, but do not seek to be converted :) --best not to send scriptures, vedas, sutras, etc). Finally, I have kept chickens, and hope to again. I have a small, but growing collection of chicken, duck and geese related items. I have two dogs and a cat. I also collect maps of all kinds. For all my peace lovin' ways I am a hockey fan!

Favorite Music

Eclectic: P.J. Harvey, the Kills, Aimee Mann, Os Mutantes, Shostakovich, Leonard Cohen, Catpower, The Dresden Dolls!

Favorite Books

Recent Favorite: Animal, Vegetable, Miracle by Barbara Kingsolver; Books on gardening and any cookbooks on eating seasonally appropriate food, books on Buddhism, especially, Zen. I can't get enough books on knitting or paper crafts. Can you?

What I can send to you

Mail art and/or handmade envies, knitting, altered art, all forms of paper arts --with an increasing interest in origami, tea bag, and iris folding; ribbons, interesting paper scraps and ephemera, paper beads and jewelry made from paper beads, origami brooches (see etsy store above), unmounted rubber stamps, old book pages, tea. I am more artsy than I am cute and cuddly, but will try to match my style to your preference when possible!

Ideas for Swaps (Wish List)

Your art work, something hand crafted, rubber stamps --I prefer unmounted artsy stamps to cute stamps--, anything to add to my chicken, duck, and geese collection, seed packets suitable for zone 8 (esp. organic and heirloom seeds), book pages from children's books, vintage or antique books and/ or book pages (highly desired), foreign language books or book pages, anything Tim Holz--I love those re-inkers!, interesting brads, natural fibers yarn (bamboo, flax, wool, hemp, cotton), unmounted stamps (ums), anything related to Buddha or Buddhist teachings, Asian images and artifacts, yuzen or vintage paper scraps or papers, something special from your region of the world (or your state or hometown), green tea (or unusual tea mixes from around the world--loose tea is fine). Colors: Celadon, blue and white, red. gold, deep purple. As for scents: I am open --but do have a slight preference of musky to floral, and am more floral than fruity. Patchouli and sandlewood and musk are favorite scents. Home Decor: Eclectic: Living Room: traditional Colonial; Den: World/Ethnic; Dining Room: French Provincial; Bedroom: India.

About Me

I love the surprise elements of swaps so please don't feel compelled to go out and buy any of the items. Have fun and be imaginative.

Rating Pledge

I pledge to other swap-bot members to:

Rate for every swap I take part in.

Rate as soon as I am able to get on line after swap is received.

Rate Fairly, I will only give a 1 rating if a swap hasn't been received and that no contact has been made from the sender. I promise to pm member first to give them the chance to resolve the situation first.

I will only give a 3 if i feel that the swap didn't meet the requirements and that the partner chooses not to correct the swap.

I will try and leave a message on all ratings to state what i received and what I was happy with, even if its just a thank you.

I will not use slander or badmouth anyone when given a rating, facts is all that is needed when rating a 1.

I pledge not to retali-rate

Have Plenty Of:

  • acrylic or synthetic yarns
  • Disney
  • Corporate or Commercial stuff

My addy:

Just in case...

Mapps 7077 Apple Creek Sylvania, Ohio 43606 USA

Les Flakes

Mail Art for Beginners: ladykanasewing Handmade Envies: dbsatonia Vintage Button: fauxdream --super angeled by the wonderful Lee-Ann Hamilton --thanks again Lee-Ann!


Popsicle rated for No-Spending Swap #13 on Apr 17, 2012
Comment: Thanks for the nice items! :)
Response: Thank you for your rating. I am happy you are happy.
maciemcgowan rated for No-Spending Swap #13 on Apr 13, 2012
Comment: thanks for all of the awesome stuff!
Response: you are welcome!
Comment: Thanks for a beautifully wrapped package and for reading my profile! It's great to get a book on a topic I am interested in. Thanks again!
Response: you are most welcome!
pandakitty rated for Musical Instrument ATC on Mar 26, 2012
Comment: Thank you for the lovely ATC
Response: Boy, that got to you fast. Thank you for your kind rating!
tagorlily1 rated for Swap a Paper Bead Bracelet on Mar 19, 2012
Comment: Yes, the bracelet came today - after the regular mail! The beads are lovely, Ashley, and I especially like the toggle closure, easy to get on and off. Thanks so much.
Response: Yay! So glad it arrived and that you are happy with it. Best, Ashley
RiittaR rated for Sakura (Cherry Blossom) ATC swap on Mar 16, 2012
Comment: So very adorable origami ATC in this mysterious package :-) This will be a gem in my collection. Thank you!
Response: So glad you like it!
Comment: Loved your beautiful ATC!! Thank you!!
Response: I am so happy you are happy! Thanks for your rating.
ransom rated for Vintage ATC - With A Moon!! on Mar 13, 2012
Comment: Beautiful...absolutely beautiful. And I adore the envelope too!!! Thank you so much for a great ATC!!!!
Response: I am so happy you are happy. Perhaps you can upcycle the envie for a collage or soemthing?
bobilani rated for Sakura (Cherry Blossom) ATC swap on Mar 12, 2012
Comment: Thank you so much for the beautiful ATC! I love it! And thank you for the awesome stickers too! :)
Response: I am so happy you like them!
Beckykat rated for Tea Bag Folding on Mar 10, 2012
Comment: Such lovely atc and beautiful brooch. Thank you so much :D x
Response: So glad you like them!
JP rated for Send anything #12 on Mar 1, 2012
Comment: thank you for the pendant
Response: You are welcome!
Cherylbugs rated for Thriftstore find 24 - USA on Feb 29, 2012
Response: Not sure how to respond to no comment --was hoping you would enjoy the handbeaded purse with original tags.
wokeupmissing rated for Send anything #12 on Feb 28, 2012
Comment: Thanks for the lip balm...I love Burt's bees. Haven't tried the honey, yet, though!
Response: You are most welcome.
cassiecards rated for Send anything #12 on Feb 26, 2012
Comment: Thank for you the lil package! Love them! And the frame is beautiful :)
Response: That got to you fast! Thanks for the rating! So glad you like the frame!
cynaemon rated for Blackout Poetry from a Book on Feb 26, 2012
Comment: Thanks for the nice poem
Response: Thanks for the rating!
VioletFaye rated for Make An Envelope - USA on Feb 24, 2012
Comment: Love my envies ! Thank you so much !!
Response: So glad you liked them. Let's stay in touch!
audreydoll rated for Let's Be Green!!!! on Feb 23, 2012
Comment: What a pretty bracelet - I love it. You even sent it in a pretty decorated litle box, how sweet.
Response: So happy you like it!
Gwillisinc rated for VS- ATC- February Sender's Choice on Feb 23, 2012
Comment: Cute bee theme, thank you for the feather stamp too!
Response: Thanks for rating!
crosss1angel rated for Make An Envelope - USA on Feb 19, 2012
Comment: Thank you for the envies and stickers
Response: You are welcome! Thanks for rating.
Beckster rated for QUICK Pick 5 flat swap #34 on Feb 15, 2012
Comment: Thanks for a great package
Response: Wow! That got to you fast. Thanks for rating!

Rating Overview

Overall Hearts Stars Hosted
5.0000 107 14 22
Completed Fives Threes Ones
181 245 0 0
Type 1 Type 2 Type 3 Uncategorized
0 9 46 126
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mumbles17 on Jun 3, 2012:

WOW thankyou for angelling the 'gently used craft book 2' swap. You are amazing!! such a beautifully put together swap package -so well though out- you sent 2 really great craft books and lots of extra goodies too, above and beyond! Lots of hearts-thank you so very much!!

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