Swap-bot Time: March 21, 2018 2:17 am


Date Joined: October 6, 2010
Last Online: March 20, 2018
Birthday: January 31
Country: United States
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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.


Ukucaitie rated for Meowrch - Postcard Swap (USA) on Mar 19, 2018
Comment: Cute card thank you so much!!
Lablauri57 rated for Daffodil ATC and Mail Art on Mar 14, 2018
Comment: WHAT A sweet swap thanks you did great
Fabriqueen rated for Febmeowary - Postcard Swap (USA) on Mar 11, 2018
Comment: Thank you so much for the darling Kitty PC! Hugs, Diane
Comment: Thank you for the card and stickers. I grew up in New Carlisle and then lived in Fairborn for years after we got married.
lorz88 rated for CPG Shamrock ATCs - Global on Mar 7, 2018
Comment: Elyse, Love the shamrock ATCs you sent me! I tried knot-like shamrocks for the ATCs I sent out, wasn't as successful as you and had to draw a simpler shamrock!Thanks for the stickers, they're really cute! Lorraine
Comment: Thank you for the note and stickers. :)
Jenicat rated for Crazy Cat Lady Note Card #2 on Mar 2, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the cat card and adorable kitty stickers. I loved reading about your kitties 😺
Comment: Thanks for the St. Patty card & stickers you sent & thanks for joining my swap. Have a great one :)
goinjenny rated for Febmeowary - Postcard Swap (USA) on Feb 26, 2018
Comment: Thank you
Comment: Love it!
Comment: Who doesn't love the Red Queen? Although, I suppose, the Snow Queen would've been more in keeping with the theme. It's a nice tag, good variety of snowflakes, but you should reconsider the glue you're using as some of the layers are already separating.
Response: Thank you for rating and tipping me off about the glue. Do you have any recommendations?
kfaye rated for A Year of PL's Jan: New Year 2018 on Jan 16, 2018
Comment: My resolution this year is to paint once a week...no diets or exercise this time, haha! I hope that was your only issue with the mail for the rest of this year!
sweettems rated for USA ATC SWAPS*** ATC Penguin on Jan 2, 2018
Comment: Thanks, Elyse!
Lisapotterylady rated for Blue Christmas PL on Dec 30, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the gorgeous pocket letter....It was a wonderful Christmas gift!
amabear62 rated for Christmas shaker atc on Dec 23, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the sweet little PL. And I just heard on the news that we should get some flurries for Christmas :)
Poohtat rated for Cardinal Christmas ATC on Dec 17, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the ATC and the note papers. The ATC is very nice.
mcall rated for Cardinal Christmas Card on Dec 14, 2017
Comment: Beautiful card thank you. Merry Christmas Elyse
gizmodust rated for Cardinal Christmas Card on Dec 13, 2017
Comment: Thank you. What a beautiful card and with "real" rubies on it !!! Really cute note papers too. Thanks again.

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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:

nytetears on Nov 21, 2017:

Happy Thanksgiving Thanksgiving Profile Bling - US Only

Poohtat on Nov 21, 2017:

Thanksgiving Profile Bling -Poohtat-

dodothefairy on Oct 29, 2017:

CPG Halloween Profile Bling - Global

Happy swappingt

KaurinMarie on Oct 29, 2017:

Hello, spreading some Halloween cheer for the Swap CPG Halloween Profile Bling - Global



Moominbrooke on Oct 25, 2017:

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