Swap-bot Time: December 17, 2017 7:10 pm


Date Joined: October 6, 2010
Last Online: December 17, 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.


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.
tamtamlee rated for Bird Christmas Card swap on Dec 11, 2017
bluehairedmary rated for Owl Christmas Card on Dec 11, 2017
Comment: What a wonderful owl card! Thanks so much and happy holidays!
Aew324 rated for Bird Christmas Card swap on Dec 11, 2017
Comment: Love the bird block-print-style card and the cute note-sheets. Thanks for the fun double package!
Aew324 rated for Owl Christmas Card on Dec 11, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the snowy owl and the fun note-sheets!
Comment: Thank you for the tags!... It will be Christmas before we know! Happy Holidays!!!
suepier rated for Meowy Catmas USA on Dec 10, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the cute cat Christmas card.
BasketWorks15 rated for Winter Birds: Cardinal on Dec 4, 2017
Mimi7 rated for Grumpy Cat's Worst Christmas PL on Dec 4, 2017
Comment: thanks for hosting this swap! Thanks for the great grumpy cat pocket letter and all the great extras!! Have a meowy Christmas!!
blueapplegallery rated for A.I. Octopus ATC on Dec 2, 2017
Comment: Thanks for the cute octopus:)
Eudaimonia rated for WIYM: PocketLetter - birds on Dec 1, 2017
Comment: Dear Elyse, thank you so much for your lovely pocket letter!!!
Peaches12 rated for Meowy Catmas USA on Nov 29, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the Kliban cat card. He is one of my favorites!
Mimi7 rated for Meowy Catmas USA on Nov 28, 2017
Comment: Hi Elyse, Thanks for a wonderful kitty Christmas card. Thanks for hosting this swap also! :)
Jenicat rated for Meowy Catmas USA on Nov 27, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the kitty card. That cat looks a lot like a cat I knew and loved very much. His name was Tiger 🎄
Comment: beautiful! love the extras as well.
Comment: Thank you! Happy Thanksgiving! 🦃
Comment: Thank you for the festive Thanksgiving decorations.
jammum3 rated for A.I. Put a Cat on It on Nov 22, 2017
Comment: Thanks Elyse, love it!

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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:

piratejimbob87 on Oct 22, 2017:

Star Trek Profile Deco #2

Hope you like :)

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!

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