Swap-bot Time: September 29, 2020 1:51 pm


Date Joined: May 15, 2011
Last Online: September 28, 2020

Country: United States

About Me

I am interested in swaps, especially in charm swaps and ATC swaps. Lately I've been in more postcard swaps - they are simple and fast. I've worked in all sorts of mediums but mostly in paper and jewelry. I like to explore new techniques and mediums and look to have my creativity challenged.

I like making charms, cards, and art from found objects, and upcycled materials.

I've made several altered books and enjoy the rebirthing process of turning an unwanted book into a treasure.

I'm an RN and have a side job/apprenticeship at a book bindery that restores and preserves old books and occasionally makes new ones.

Favorite Books

I like books about food such as Food in History; and Pickled, Potted, and Canned.

I like pretty much everything by Dorothy Gilman.

I like classics by authors such as Shakespeare, Dumas, Austen, Twain, Doyle, and Rand.

One of my top favorite books (I really can't pick just one) is Possession by A. S. Byatt. And I like that she is also a critic - means she writes quality stuff.

I like sci-fi/fantasy/romance by Mercedes Lackey, Tamora Pierce, Douglas Adams, Roald Dahl, Kurt Vonnegut, Diana Gabbaldon, and Isabel Allende.

I love old dictionaries with lots of pictures and truly aged pages.


I deeply appreciate handmade items... effort & risk taking is always admired!

I like swears, sassy everything, nudes and pinups. That inappropriate postcard you bought when you'd had one too many margaritas - I'm the girl you send it to.

Altered Books & Journals

Handmade books or restored books (bookbinding) - I like to reback and rebind old medical textbooks and medical books for home use.

The periods I like are the Renaissance, the Romantic period (Rosetti, Wm. Blake), and the "Arts & Crafts" movement (late 1800's to 1920's), the Silver Screen era.

I like Edward Gorey, Erte, Gustav Adolf Mosa, Aubrey Beardsley, William Morris, William Blake, Gabriel Dante Rosetti, Edward Burne-Jones, Frank Lloyd Wright, Salvadore Dali, Maxfield Parrish, Arthur Rackham, Andrew Wyeth (especially the Helga pictures), N.C. Wyeth, and pre-1900 lithographs. I like modern lithography too, but I really like the old stuff.

Washi tape. It's really become an obsession.

Embossing folders and cutting dies and suggestions for creative ways to emboss.

Embossed or punched foil pieces


Street art/graffiti

Altoid tins

Anne Taintor & other sassy art/collage


My favorite colors are blue and green. I love all the colors, but I don't wear yellow or orange.

Keys, old postage stamps, old dictionary pages and pictures, old sewing notions (I'm pretty well stocked on buttons at the moment, thanks to so many generous swap partners), old gears, springs, washers, and cogs.

Vintage anything - but not musty or moldy!

Glass, sparkly beads, gemstone, or metal beads (no plastic please)

Handmade charms

Glitter glue, glitter, confetti (in small amounts)

Old jewelery.

Interesting papers - especially handmade, marbled, pages with foreign (not English) languages, japanese paper, odd natural fiber paper, old maps (pre 1900)

Asian stationery sets

natural/ "handmade" wrapping paper

Day of the Dead anything - skeletons/calaveras, papel picado, milagros, prints by Jorge Guadaleupe Posada

Mexican folkart - lucha, loteria, saints, etc. Plus Mexican artists such as Frida Khalo and her dear husband.

Fairy tales, folk tales and mythology from all cultures. I especially like the illustrations from fairy tale books.

Patterns I like include paisley, vintage looking, travel inspired, Victorian and french flourishes. I like fleur de lis, peacock colors, butterflies, asian inspired, French or Latin American roosters (not the cute country ones), feminine - think Victorian, and the artists I listed above.

I love rabbit and butterfly images.

I like to travel and plan to see the world. Some of my favorite places are San Francisco, England, Belize, Austin TX, and the Sonoran desert.


Not a fan of plastic pony beads, polyester yarn, plastic mesh crafts, needlepoint-type stuff.

Not into "cutsey" stuff like Disney, kittens or puppies, babies or children, country or cowboy, sports, school stuff or super girly.

I don't like holiday themes, especially Christmas.

I don't like religious items meant to convert me, especially crosses.


I promise I will always rate swaps. Even if it takes me a while.

On the other hand, I am not on swap bot to collect ratings. I like the creative outlet it provides me. I'm not going to post flakers or send out reminders to rate me. I figure if you didn't get my swap or it wasn't what you expected, you will let me know. I send out things I'd like to receive and am pleased when I get the same in return. This site is for fun and that's it. If it isn't fun, there's no point.

Food & recipes

For food and recipe swaps:

I love food. I and my family have no allergies to food and love trying new things. Any and all recipes welcome. I do have one vegetarian in the house and we tend to eat pretty healthy in general (whole food, low carb, less meat). I also have one in the house who thinks no meal is complete without meat. And one who thinks sugar is a legit food group.


loverofpostcards rated for Surprise postcard swap #2 on Sep 22, 2020
JuneRosebud rated for JAMS - Halloween Starters on Sep 21, 2020
Comment: Thanks for the Halloween starters, clever. Thank you for the other set to work on, too...
Comment: My gosh what a generous package. I only started to open and so much fu!!! I think I will do a little each day for an extra fun thing thank you thank you!!
brooklynbunch rated for Save the USPS PC swap on Aug 29, 2020
Comment: Thanks for the card about the Jackie Robinson movie. There was a newer movie about him "42" starring Chadwick Boseman, who just died yesterday. Very talented actor. Susan (brooklynbunch)
Momskii rated for Save the USPS PC swap on Aug 29, 2020
Comment: thanks, we are doing our part
Spicynacho rated for Biohazard ATC on Aug 29, 2020
Comment: Thank you for such a cool atc! I loved the stamps you used on it, stay safe x 💕
coleandjojo rated for Save the USPS PC swap on Aug 28, 2020
Comment: Jersey llamas are the best, you are right about that!! I will take your word on Texas llamas as I haven't crossed passed with any lately. If you like the jersey shore llama you would love the jersey alpalca!!
Sequoia183 rated for Biohazard ATC on Aug 24, 2020
Comment: Thank you! I loved your letter too History in the scientific realm is fascinating
PegOGood rated for "If Covid was a color" PC swap on Aug 18, 2020
Comment: I love the Chimera. I can so agree with that
Comment: Gorgeous card, Emily ! What a fantastic ATC - I've not thought about using stamps on tissue paper, and can't wait to try it. Thank you.
Conni59 rated for "If Covid was a color" PC swap on Aug 16, 2020
Comment: Loved your thoughts and beautiful pc ❤️
karli rated for Polaroids on Aug 15, 2020
Comment: Very cute, and i love nick bantock! K
soyprincesa2 rated for "If Covid was a color" PC swap on Aug 13, 2020
Comment: I really love everything you shared and that you sent a Tulum postcard. I visited there and swam there back in 1994. Such good memories!! Thanks so much!
TheBiggsPicture rated for Polaroids on Aug 11, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the amazing Polaroid!! I loved the letter and paper! Happy swapping!!
Amycrafts rated for Quick pick lucky 7 USA 7C on Aug 3, 2020
Comment: Thank you. I enjoyed the items.🌼
Response: Thanks for the ❤! That was my 500th heart!
whirlwend rated for Handmade Bookmark & Tea Swap #2 on Jul 30, 2020
Comment: Thanks Emily! I’ve been meaning to get some gunpowder green tea from numi for a while! Lovely “resilient” bookmark too. You are so right that we need some!
Response: I'm glad you liked it!
minniepic rated for Surprise postcard swap #2 on Jul 24, 2020
Comment: Thank you so very much for all the wonderful postcards:)
Sequoia183 rated for Handmade Envelopes on Jul 3, 2020
Comment: It was worth the wait, thanks!
StardustForThePoet rated for Handmade outerspace PC on Jun 16, 2020
Comment: Thank you for your postcard! :)
Conni59 rated for Upcycled ATC on Jun 11, 2020
Comment: Love your use of materials. I do a lot of upcycling and re purposing. Thank you so much. The stamped teabags are wonderful too!

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newrule on Jan 29, 2020:

Hello Emily! Thanks so much for the lovely surprise of washi samples. You didn't have to you know. But I really appreciate it. Take care and see you around!

Hell0Z0mbie on Oct 9, 2017:

LOL I'm only brave on IG because I have my "art" one that's separate from my normal/linked to Facebook one that's associated with my actual name. IRL people don't see my account linked here which is for the best! :P

debtea2 on Jun 8, 2017:

awesome finish on the dragonfly jam thank you and hope to jam with you soon

judgedbyabookscover on Jun 8, 2017:

Thanks for the homer, and the set to work on. They are awesome! I ill keep them moving : )

hibiscus on Feb 26, 2017:

Love those finished jams! So creative!

Candyn29 on Jun 3, 2014:


cmdunderground on Jan 20, 2014:

Hello, can you please rate for ATC bizarre, wacky,& unique holidays JAN. I sent it to you on Dec. 11th..

Meepy on Jul 3, 2013:

Just want to say that it's time to send your surprise packet out!!! ;-) Many greetings

Itti on Nov 15, 2011:

Have you received my banknote swap yet? I haven't heard from you and I posted it a while back.

memtree on Jul 28, 2011:

oh wow emily! that is so nice! i wish we could do that more often as so much food does go to waste!

keep up your RAKs :)

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