Swap-bot Time: October 18, 2017 10:33 pm


Date Joined: October 6, 2010
Last Online: October 18, 2017
Birthday: January 31
Country: United States
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About Me


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.


nully rated for Slime ATC Swap - USA on Oct 18, 2017
Comment: Thank you so much for the fantastic mummy.. I totally love him. It was super creative and I love how you made him !! Thank you ❤️❤️
Response: I'm so glad you like him. I was so worried he was too simple!
Anoekvm rated for Pocket Letter 'Coffee and cake' on Oct 15, 2017
bbsporty rated for AMA: Themed Zine-Halloween on Oct 15, 2017
Comment: Elyse, welcome to the world of zines! You will get hooked on them easily! You did a great job with this zine! It's very creative! I just might steal your idea for the ribbon on it!
dodie rated for WIYM: PocketLetter - coffee or tea on Oct 13, 2017
Comment: Thanks for the lovely pocket letter you sent. A few stickers or die-cuts would be appreciate, but I know it wasn't request. I love the color you choose :)
Comment: Thank you Elyse for the very pretty TAG you sent. Very nicely done......
JudalineZ rated for ATC:Day of Dead on Oct 13, 2017
Comment: Yes we do have lot of Day of Dead festival or show in AZ. Thanks for the ATC
Comment: He made it through the mail! Thanks for another awesome swap.
marclively rated for I Love Disney - USA on Oct 11, 2017
Comment: Elyse, thanks for the great postcard!!
AmookIslandCreations rated for AMA: Themed Zine-Cats on Oct 10, 2017
Comment: Thanks for this wonderful, funny zine! I love your drawings and the quotes! Hugs from Alaska, Sherry
Comment: Elyse, thank you so much for the pocket letter. I don't mind if you used a shells theme. There are shells under the sea. I do not live near the ocean, but I live near Lake Ontario and I walk my dog there as often as possible, rain or shine, no matter the season. I get inspired by the sounds of the waves. I do a lot of photography by the lake. There are no shells, but I have found tons of beach glass. I love those!
Comment: You are a good artist. Love your ATC's and the card they were in is so cute. Thanks.
stonekeepers rated for IS: ATC Graveyard #1-USA on Oct 8, 2017
Comment: Thanks for the great ATC!
Rabbitfreedom rated for Halloween Card US #3 on Oct 6, 2017
Comment: Thank you!
debtea2 rated for ACL- Halloween Cat ATC -USA on Oct 5, 2017
Comment: thank you so much the card is adorable and the ATC very cute.. have a spooktacular Halloween
Comment: Thank you for the awesome werewolf atc!
Comment: Yowza!!!! This is fabulous!! Thank you soooo much!
sleepingrover2010 rated for Cats Pocket Letter on Oct 2, 2017
Comment: Hello Elyse, Thank you for your great cat Pocket Letter you created for me. I really like the cats you drew and I assume they are your cats. The other pockets just enhanced about cats. Thank you for your note. Lastly, thank you for all the goodies you sent along with the Pocket Letter. Barb sleepingrover2010
Comment: Thank you for the cute Zombie! It makes me even more anxious for The Walking Dead to start! Hugs, Mona
kfaye rated for Day of The Dead Pocket Letter on Oct 2, 2017
Comment: Thanks for the fun pocket letter!

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ladydy5 on Oct 18, 2017:

Hope you enjoy our group welcome from Artistically Inclined

rubyhousesliprs on Dec 30, 2016:

Thanks for the group invite, I love cats!

SuMay on Dec 11, 2016:

Dead chuffed to have you in the birding swap.

caligirl7 on Oct 31, 2016:

Happy Halloween!! :)

RyeRye on Sep 29, 2016:

Welcome to INspiration Station!

doulakk on Sep 8, 2015:

Welcome to our group!
Please join one or two swaps!

click here

ladydy5 on Aug 11, 2015:

Glad to gave you! 9 Little Pockets

emilynhr on Oct 30, 2014:

LauraAust on Feb 6, 2014:

bbsporty on Jan 31, 2014:

Happy Birthday!

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