Swap-bot Time: June 21, 2018 12:48 pm


Date Joined: October 6, 2010
Last Online: June 20, 2018
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.


Comment: Thank you for the pocket letter!
lovesreward rated for Kitty Cat PC Swap #18 - US Only on Jun 7, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the nice postcard. I have two boy cats and two girls - only the two girls don't get along and they pee on everything, UGH! I hope you are well and having a wonderful day! Take care!
SewFun2 rated for WIYM: Mini flipbook - Under the sea on Jun 4, 2018
Comment: Thanks
Laural0uise rated for Flamingo ATC on Jun 4, 2018
user3654 rated for Cat Postcard Swap USA #2 on Jun 1, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the PC and the great quote.
Comment: Thank you for the wonderful pocket letter. It came out real cute. Your design is fun and made me smile. Thank you for the goodies too. =)
gizmodust rated for May-eow - Cat Postcard Swap (USA) on May 28, 2018
Comment: Thank you for all the kitties. Here in Iowa we went directly to Summer too. Within30 days we've had snow and as of today 98 degrees. At least it's never boring. Thanks again.
vanneparis rated for RJ - Rolo w/ a Birdcage on May 28, 2018
Comment: Thanks!
vanneparis rated for RJ - Totally 80's Rolo on May 28, 2018
Comment: Thanks!
vanneparis rated for RJ - Pin-Up Girl Rolo on May 28, 2018
Comment: Thanks!
fairyduster53 rated for RJ - Marie Antoinette Rolo on May 25, 2018
Comment: nice!
SparkJoy rated for Cat Postcard Swap USA #2 on May 25, 2018
Comment: Great Quote and PC. I was confused at first (the cat napping on the shelf) then I realized I was holding it sideways! Thanks :)
fbresnah rated for May-eow - Cat Postcard Swap (USA) on May 25, 2018
Comment: Thanks for the cute PC, love it!
Conni59 rated for HD/HP Frida Kahlo ATC USA on May 23, 2018
Comment: I absolutely love your interpretation of Frida Kahlo! Thank you so much for a glorious swap!
bbbhill6 rated for 9 pock letter-Beautiful flowers on May 23, 2018
Comment: Sorry for the delay thank you for everything
Kellpepper rated for Butterfly theme memorydex on May 22, 2018
Comment: I love it! The colors are perfect and the butterfly is beautiful. Thank you!
puffin902 rated for May-eow - Cat Postcard Swap (USA) on May 22, 2018
Comment: Love the card!
Comment: Thank you for the lovely memordex card with the inspiring quote!
Comment: So cute! ^^
vanneparis rated for RJ - Tropical Themed Rolo on May 16, 2018
Comment: Hi Elyse - Thanks so much for making me the beautiful Tropical themed Rolo. I love how you made it pink just for me! I hope you had fun with the swap. Thanks so much for joining. Take Care -Vanne

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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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