Swap-bot Time: December 16, 2018 8:47 pm


Date Joined: October 6, 2010
Last Online: December 16, 2018
Birthday: January 31
Country: United States
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About Me


I was following the pack, all swallowed in their coats/ With scarves of red tied 'round their throats/ To keep their little heads from falling in the snow, and I turned 'round and there you go/ And Michael, you would fall and turn the white snow red as strawberries in the summertime ~ White Winter Hymnal


12/15: I've been informed by a swapper that the work I create is crap. Please keep your eyes peeled for my very first 3 rating, coming very soon!

I vow to try my best to not only send on time but also rate and keep up lines of communication.

I'm not super concerned if a swap being sent to me is a day or two late. Later than that please communicate with me. I am very understanding to people who are honest. I have zero tolerance for the dishonest.

I never expect extras. Just put your heart into your art. :)

I never send anything I wouldn't like to receive.

I feel like I've tried just about every craft out there at one point or another. I can't knit or crochet, and I never quite took to sewing. Paper is my true love.

My online art journey started circa 2005 trading ATCs via yahoo groups. I've taken several long breaks, but I've never truly stopped trading since.

I love pretty much all things related to nature and science. I've been obsessed with cats my entire life. I love to make seasonal decorations with which to decorate my house. I spend most of the year waiting for Halloween. My fandoms are Harry Potter, Star Wars, Star Trek, and Disney. I watch a lot of animated movies.


I'm not actively collecting postcards anymore. That doesn't mean I won't sign up for swaps from time to time I have so many to share. I've decided to leave this list up to give people a general idea of the things I like

What I like:

*subversive & weird

*art and illustration

*book covers/ reading

*flowers and plants (especially wildflowers, violets are a favorite)

*nature and nature scenery



*animals (especially unusual animals, frogs, CATS, foxes, insects, sea life... please no dogs)

*birds (OWLS, crows/ravens, songbirds, penguins. ostrich and kiwi)

*weather (lightning,rain, rainbow,snow, etc.)


*Charlie Harper

*Edward Gorey

*Sci-Fi, fantasy, and horror

  • food and drink and food production/ agriculture (wineries, etc.)





*vintage of any of the above topics

What I don't like:

  • Dogs

  • buildings

*ads cards unless it is really cool

  • I prefer not to receive touristy cards

Why I swap

  • It pushes my creativity to work within a theme with a strict deadline

  • It challenges me to improve or try new techniques or crafts

  • I get to "meet" different people from all over the world

  • I get to share my art with other people

  • I get to see other people's art

  • I learn new things

  • I love planning and organizing

  • It give me a reason to look forward to the mail

  • It gives me a reason to use my art supplies

  • It gives me an excuse to buy more art supplies

  • Cool looking postage stamps

  • It's fun


I do collect commemorative stamps and use the duplicates for art projects. It really makes my day when people use cool stamps to send their mail! An envelope with a plain old flag stamp on it is a lost opportunity! The next time you buy stamps go to the post office and take a look at all the beautiful choices. :)

Mail art

I'm happy to receive nicely handmade postcards. I consider these to be a form of mail art separate from my postcard collection. I think it's a shame most people seem to hate handmade cards.


LisaLaughs rated for P&F-USA-Holiday 9 PL on Dec 16, 2018
Comment: I love your PL - thank you and have a Merry Christmas!!
Doodlefingers101 rated for Unicorn Christmas ATC on Dec 16, 2018
Comment: Thank you for everything
Klbbird2 rated for Llama Christmas ATC on Dec 15, 2018
Comment: I love the llama!!! Thank you! Merry christmas!
Comment: I received your penguin last night! Thank you kindly! :)
debtea2 rated for A1 -PL-Coffeehouse Series # 2-USA on Dec 13, 2018
Comment: So very sad and alittle scary that you are being so vindictive and vicious. All because YOU did not meet the requirement from another swap!!! and you don't even want to resend... funny you rated me 5 with a heart and said wonderful things about my swap.. then because you did not meet the requirements of another swap that I have NOT even rated you for yet...and emailed you privately to give you the chance to fix this.. instead you are now viciously trashing me everywhere.forums and my profile site..going so far as to even kicking me out of a group which i am hosting and have an active swap going and changing all the ratings of all the Previous swaps we were in because you made a mistake by not reading the instructions....its a disgraceful way to behave. Shame on you
Comment: Thanks for the cute blue-ringed octo. They are wonderful creatures!
LisaLaughs rated for Santa Claus Pocket Letter on Dec 12, 2018
Comment: Thank you and Merry Christmas!!!
Comment: I LOVED the 9LP page you sent! and thank you for the extras too. Yours went in the mail today~! I really appreciate your participating. I think it was fun and your page will become part of my saved 9LP! nicely done! thank you and Merry Christmas!
Allegrae rated for USATC - Detective ATC on Dec 6, 2018
Comment: Thanks for the Sherlock card!
jenmcjen rated for AAA - Christmas ATC on Dec 3, 2018
Comment: Thank you for this beautiful ATC. I love the details on it, especially about the stocking, like red architecture plans. And the glittery gingerbread person! So cute! AND thanks for the stickers and the lovely Christmas card, as well. I love wrapped presents, I would be happy with just a bunch of prettily wrapped empty boxes, so the card is perfect! Thanks so much!
Comment: Thank you Elyse - your coins certainly represent winter. Barbara
Artstamper rated for IS: Christmas Themed ATC Coins on Dec 1, 2018
Comment: Love these coins,Tim Holtz and glitter are two of my favorite things! Thank you.
debtea2 rated for Gooble 'Til you wobble PL on Nov 26, 2018
vontakk rated for Kitty Cat PC Swap #20 - US Only on Nov 23, 2018
Rithinking77 rated for 100 Crafty Questions!! on Nov 23, 2018
Comment: Thank you, I really enjoyed reading your responses! Happy Holidays to you and your family!
Comment: Thank you for the card. One of my previous cats (SuzyQ) used to do this I had to leave the bathtub dripping for her.
GinaCV rated for WITCHES! GHOSTS & GOBLINS! ATC Duo on Nov 10, 2018
Comment: Sorry the rating is late-I love the cards and thank you so much for the extra goodies!
sharmison33 rated for WIYM: Halloween ATC on Nov 9, 2018
Comment: Thanks for the Atc! Sorry for the late rating.
LisaLaughs rated for Vintage Halloween Pocket Letter on Nov 8, 2018
Comment: Thank you so much for a wonderful swap package. The PL ws adorable and I love all the extra bits you included!!

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sassafrass on Dec 16, 2018:

Don't let people get you down and spoil things for you. Do what makes you happy! There are always going to be negative people in this world that feel better by tearing someone down. If drawing and making art makes you happy, that's all that matters. If someone can't appreciate that, they are just a stinky person :)

meenaRN on Nov 16, 2018:

Yes I sent you a "Just because" envelope. I'm glad you got it and liked it. Sometimes its nice to just make something not for any particular reason. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving 🍗

BusyB on Aug 20, 2018:

Hi Elyse, I'm sending your envelope today for my swap you were flaked on "Any Theme Memory Dex" I think you're gonna like it! Have a great day! Bonnie

BusyB on Aug 5, 2018:

Welcome to Merry Memorydex and Rolo Swaps USA!

BusyB on Aug 1, 2018:

Started a new group, my first ever! Hope you will join me..it's called Merry Memorydex and Rolo Swaps USA

CurlyTea on Jan 31, 2018:

Happy Birthday!

Hell0Z0mbie on Jan 18, 2018:

I'm so glad you liked it! I try a lot of different techniques, but for that one, I'd photoshopped some images I found online, printed them, and did mixed media stuff over it. It ended up with several layers of gesso, stamps, spray mod podge and some paint markers. I've been trying to get more comfortable with mixed media!

TC on Dec 31, 2017:

Thanks for accepting me into the group. I do flip books but not PLs, so will wait for some new swaps. :)

yvonne401 on Dec 13, 2017:

Welcome to Swaps in the U.S.A. It's great to have you here!



CurlyTea on Nov 23, 2017:

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