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mle

mle
Date Joined: May 15, 2011
Last Online: March 23, 2019

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.

Likes

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

Steampunk

Street art/graffiti

Altoid tins

Anne Taintor & other sassy art/collage

ATCs

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, Austin TX, and the Sonoran desert.

Dislikes

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.

rating

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.

Ratings

Eulegirl rated for Fruit (C&B) on Mar 18, 2019
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Comment: This is so fun! I will have to try it when cherry season comes around this summer!
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Comment: It's lovely! Pretty cute 💕 I really wanna spin the clock hands though! Thanks for reading my profile 😉
zombiina rated for Quick Ugly PC #1 on Mar 16, 2019
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Comment: Thank you for this awesome card. Its now going into my favorites. I'm working on translating it. I will let you know when I find out. If you want :)
Response: Yes, I'd like to know what it says!
aurelas rated for What do you TASTE? Whatever PC on Mar 15, 2019
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Comment: I just love the postcard! Thank you! A Rosy Deacon sounds delicious--I'll have to see if I can try one someday.
Response: You can Google the recipe - it's not on Pinterest. It's the fanciest tasting cocktail!
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Comment: Thanks for the festive card!
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Comment: I loved your clear packing tape postcard!!
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Comment: I love your postcard! I like the colored confetti and the gold coins are super cute! thank you!
flmom rated for What the Heck?.. PC #19 on Mar 9, 2019
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Comment: Thank you, Emily for the pc and note!
NurseWalker30 rated for What the Heck?.. PC #19 on Mar 6, 2019
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Comment: How awesome we are both psych nurses. SB does seem like a de-stresser lol thank you!
Cobweb rated for 3 Random Facts, Senders Choice PC on Mar 5, 2019
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Comment: Love your post card all the way from Austin! Your facts are a hoot. I actually split my time between Salado and Austin. I was likely there when you mailed this!
irinah rated for Home Made Bookmarks on Mar 5, 2019
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Comment: Thank you Emily
annedekker99 rated for Home Made Bookmarks on Mar 5, 2019
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astrodogg rated for Deco Envie #4 Heart 💕 theme on Feb 26, 2019
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Comment: Thank you! ❤
Atomictea rated for Home Made Bookmarks on Feb 24, 2019
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Comment: I love the leather bookmark.
littlepinecone rated for Stickers and a Haiku on Feb 23, 2019
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Comment: Thanks for the great swap! I loved the Haiku! And I really really loved all the stickers! My favorites are the letter writing ones. I already have a project in mind for those ones! Thanks again for the awesome swap! I loved it!
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Comment: Thank you for the Utah PC!
bck rated for MEGA Touristy Postcard Swap USA #8 on Dec 29, 2018
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wombatlady rated for Washi ATC on Dec 11, 2018
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Comment: Thank you for the lovely ATC!
babsohio rated for Top 10 Favorite Stamps- USA on Dec 6, 2018
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Comment: Great images, thanks a bunch.

Rating Overview

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Comments

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:

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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 :)

Elayne on Jun 10, 2011:

Emily, recieved my swap pkg, thank you for the stickers, charms and the rubber stamps. As soon as I figure out how to rate , you'll have another 5 heart rating!

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