Swap-bot Time: August 25, 2019 1:38 pm


Date Joined: May 15, 2011
Last Online: August 25, 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.


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.


Comment: Thank you for the pretty rainbow postcard.
Comment: Thank you for the 'found' ATC - I love it! And thank you for all the bits and bobs.
vlhafer54 rated for Chunk O Cardboard - August 2019 on Aug 16, 2019
Comment: Thank you - I love HEB's rotisserie chicken but I've never tried the hatch seasoned - I''ll have to check it out.
iamdjs rated for Chunk O Cardboard - August 2019 on Aug 15, 2019
Comment: My S-I-L has been to Belize twise with nursing teams and he too said it was pretty hot there. :-)
Comment: Ohio Words Yep... for sure... Thank you for the Postcard.. We eat "Supper" for the evening meal, its not Dinner unless you have Company.. Smile..
neea1989 rated for first & last lines no. 13 on Aug 4, 2019
Comment: Thank you!
Sizzle rated for Stickers and a Sketch - July on Aug 1, 2019
Comment: Hello Emily! I really liked your sketch, I am a cat lover who plays the violin so it was meant for me! Thank you for the floral stickers as well as the mailing stickers :)
Response: I'm glad you liked it. I can't believe I joined that swap.
arimails rated for Create some handmade envies on Jul 26, 2019
Comment: Thank you for such a lovely swap, I absolutely love the music sheet envelopes you made! Happy Swapping 😊
Eulegirl rated for Color a Postcard and Send It!! #3 on Jul 25, 2019
Comment: Thanks! So pretty! Love all the butterfly stickers!
Arabella rated for Mini (3) Pocket Letter on Jul 19, 2019
Comment: Love your mini Steampunk Pocket Letter, Emily! I usually end up making most of my pockets into atcs, too! Thank you so much for such an amazing PL! And -ohmygoodness!!!- thank you for all of the wonderful embossed stamped images!! I will be smiling all day!!
Jrenewright rated for Washi Happy Mail #3 - USA on Jul 16, 2019
Comment: Thanks so much for allllll the tapes ☺
SerenaAzureth rated for 3/3 ATC sender's choice on Jul 14, 2019
Comment: Oh man, such a fun ATC! Thank you so much!! ^.^
Comment: what a great collage. Thanks! You suggested that I try something that was "so relaxing" but I couldn't read the word.
Response: I have no idea what I wrote. I'm sorry. πŸ€”
Kokabell rated for WIYM: Random Washi Tape on Jul 12, 2019
puuyui rated for Washi Swap- Send Your Favorites! on Jul 12, 2019
Comment: Thank you, thank you! I don't know what kind of material you made the card yiu sent, but i love it! I must be honest: i'll disassemble it and put the little flower on my journal! <3 i must have a bit of it with me! Also, your fave washis are gorgeous, and even the unusual eye pattern caught my attention. Thanks again! =)
Response: I'm glad you liked it!
ScrapHappyGabi rated for Quick PC Swap #6 on Jul 12, 2019
Comment: Cute little mini schnauzer dog pc!! I love it! ah.. yes that sounds like the perfect place for me to rummage and find treasures too... hehehe I'd be poorer in the pocketbook too... lol those places are dangerous for our kind!! LOL!!
PrettyAlice rated for Washi Happy Mail #3 - USA on Jul 11, 2019
Comment: Thank you!
ginnijay rated for Quick PC Swap #6 on Jul 11, 2019
Comment: Loved the randomness of the card from Asia. Thanks
supersquirrel rated for 3/3 ATC sender's choice on Jul 6, 2019
Comment: Thank you so much for the fun B Happy atc. Your son picked a great background. I love the bits you shared with me - did you make the beautiful paper?
Comment: Thank you, have a happy summer.

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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 :)

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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