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olenaspicer

olenaspicer
Date Joined: October 10, 2020
Last Online: March 5, 2021
Birthday: August 9
Country: United States
My Website

About Me

Hello. I am Olena Spicer. I have been doing some form of paper crafting for 17 years or so. It started with stamping, grew into swapping altered tags and ATCs and exchanging mailart. Currenty, I am mostly into art journaling, ATCs, zines and mailart in general (including postcards). I have done some junk journals as well. I like a lot of different styles (except probably overly cute). I do a lot of mixed media, I like using stamping and vintage ephemera (whether real or reproductions, for example Tim Holtz). I like "art-y" stuff. I have many examples of my art on instagram (linked above). I look forward to participating in swaps.

My 2021 word of the year is 'within'. The symbol I am using for within is a snail with its spiral shell, or a spiral in general.

Favorite Crafts

ATCs; Art Journals; Junk Journals; Postcards; Altered tags; Mixed Media; Pocket Letters; Mail Art; Zines

Themes

These are some themes I like: Sun/Moon; Celestial and Astrology; Space and Universe; Fortune telling/Witchy/Magic (when it comes to art, rather than practicing); Frida Khalo; Mermaids; Travel; Paris; Coffee; Seasonal; Halloween; Nature; Birds; Botanical; Blackout poetry; Vintage (using real vintage ephemera or reproductions); Stitching (on paper as a way to embellish); Interactive (folds, flaps, etc); Unusual shapes (for example ATCs in the shape of a house, arched top, etc)

Likes/Dislikes

I like many different styles, even when they differ from my own, but I appreciate quality work, effort, and neatness :) I am always up for personal swaps, especially ATCs, zines, and pocket letters.

My most favorite mail to receive, all in one decorated envelope, would be: a postcard (commercial or handmade) with your note on the back, an ATC, and a zine.

But again, I would be happy with anything you send :)

Instagram

olenaspicer

Favorite Artists

Frida Kahlo/ Gustav Klimt/ Dali/ Monet/ Alphonse Mucha

Favorite Movies

My favorite director of all times is Pedro Almodovar (Spain); I like foreign movies in general; Eric Rohmer is another favorite director (France). I do like Woody Allen... I like mysteries, movies such as "DaVinci Code", "Angels and Demons" and "Inferno". Some other favorites are "The Ninth Gate", "The Tourist", "The Grand Budapest Hotel", "The Mummy", "Dark Shadows"... this is just a super-tiny and not all-representative sampling. I like comedies and romantic comedies, sci-fi... I like many series as well, again, just way too many to list... "Twin Peaks", "Stranger Things", "Big Bang Theory", "Friends", "X-Files"... Studio Ghibli movies...

Ratings

Minivandreams rated for AAA: Uno, Dos, Tres! #2 on Mar 3, 2021
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Comment: These ATCs were awesome! Thank you so much!
Response: So glad you liked them! Thank you for the rating :):)
ktk8 rated for AAA: SC USA/CAN #311849 on Mar 1, 2021
5
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Comment: What a great swap.... I really really like this ATC.....thank you so much and the flowered postcard to go with it..... many hearts to you!
Response: Thank you for your kind comment and the rating :):) I am so happy to hear you liked the swap :)
Lilyhax rated for Space / Universe Themed Swap on Feb 28, 2021
5
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Comment: You are a wonderful artist! What an amazing package. I have watched many of the movies you recommended but need to add some to my list.
Response: Thank you so much for the rating :):) I am so happy you liked what I sent. After thinking about all those movies, I want to re-watch some of them!
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Comment: Oh, Olena!! What heavenly mermaid mail you've sent me!! I am so grateful to be the recipient of your creativity and generosity! The envelope is gorgeous!! So unique! And there is just soooo much greatness enclosed. Thank you for everything. I absolutely love the papers, printables, mermaid die cuts, stickers, postcard. A million hearts to you--thanks for starting off my weekend on a high note!! 💜🧜‍♀️
Response: I am so happy you liked what I sent. It was fun to put it together! Thank you very much for your rating and your note :):):)
5
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Comment: Thank you so much for the colorful moth!
Response: Thank you for the rating and the heart :):)
Lward643 rated for Witchy swap - a piece of magic on Feb 24, 2021
5
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Comment: This swap was certainly worth waiting for! Thank you so much!
Response: Thank you very much for the rating and I am so happy it reached you safely!
Fabriqueen rated for ATC SWAP 3 for 3: BEES on Feb 23, 2021
5
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Comment: Thank you so much for the beautiful ATCs! They a gorgeous! Have a wonderful day! Hugs, Diane
Response: Thank you so much for the rating, Diane. I hope you are doing well and things are returning back to normal for everyone in Texas.
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Comment: Wow! I love the ATC with the stitching, and the postcard as well. While I've probably been to Yakima at some point, I'm not sure I've ever done more than stop for gas, so the zine is a great set of ideas. Glad you got to experience the dangerous wonderland of Scrap PDX, haha - I'm trying to stay away and use up some of my stash, but we'll see how that goes....
Response: Thank you very much for the rating :):) I agree about Scrap PDX - definitely a danger zone. It will take me a while to work through the bag of postage stamps I purchased.
FLWAVE rated for MLU: Mermaid Mail Art-February-USA on Feb 20, 2021
5
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Comment: Olena, thanks for the nice mermaid mail art—the stamps are very cool. And I really appreciate all that you stuffed into the envelope. I don’t know where everybody finds all this cool mermaid stuff, but I’m so happy you’re willing to share. Thanks!
Response: Thank you so much for the rating. I am so happy you liked the items I included - it was fun to put it together! That mermaid stamp is one of my favorites, made by the company Meer Image. It is one person actually, and he makes superb quality thick red rubber stamps on hand stained wood blocks.
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Comment: This is a wonderful swap! Thanks so much for the decorated envie, the postcard and ATC in my colors, and the informational zine about Yakima! I love them all! Stay safe and healthy! Hugs from Alaska, Sherry
Response: Thank you so much for the rating, Sherry. I am so happy you liked what I included )::)):) Hope you are staying safe and healthy as well.
samjowers rated for CPG One Sheet Zine #1 - US Only on Feb 19, 2021
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Comment: what a beautiful swap to receive today!!! haha! funny you should say that i probably wont see snow....OMG1 wish I couldn't! pipes broke, have an entire ceiling missing. anyway. Your zine was so beautiful! I love getting those kind because it really lets you know what is special about a town! even if you visited that town, you wouldn't know those things are what make it special! LOVED it! do more! Thanks for making my day with the beautiful envelope!
Response: Thank you so much for the rating! Oh yes, after I sent that note, the news reports came out., I felt very silly. I have been thinking about you hoping you were well. I am so happy you liked the swap and thank you for encouraging me to make more. I am so sorry to hear you got such bad damages from the freeze. I really hope things improve for you guys very soon.
boriquaz rated for CPG: Hot Breakfast Month ATC -- USA on Feb 19, 2021
5
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Comment: Thank you so much for the ATC, I love pancakes! The zine is very cute, thank you. And i loved that you decorated the envelop and wrote your letter on a postcard. Quite clever, I may have to do a few like that as well. Thank you again, happy swapping!
Response: Thank you so much fir the rating, and for noticing my efforts :):) I enjoyed putting it together for you.
KatKit rated for ATC SC (9o96o #309858) on Feb 19, 2021
5
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Comment: Thanks for the beautiful ATCs I love both of them and appreciate the bonus card. Great work and good ideas.
Response: Thank you so much for the rating and your kind words :):)
chimerix rated for AAA: Challenge #1 Snowflakes on Feb 9, 2021
5
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Comment: What a great job you did incorporating the elements into one beautiful ATC! Thank you for making me such a lovely composition. And the extra you made for me is so lovely as well. They are both going right into my dragon ATC collection. Aloha!
Response: Thank you so much for the rating and I am so happy to hear you liked the ATCs :):):)
Fabriqueen rated for ATC SWAP 3 FOR 3: Hearts on Feb 3, 2021
5
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Comment: Thank you so much! These ATCs are beautiful! I love them! Have a wonderful day! Hugs, Diane
Response: Thank you very much for the rating, Diane. I am happy to hear you like them :)
ycuddles rated for Alphabet ATC - F on Feb 2, 2021
5
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Comment: Hi! Sorry for rating so late, I have been very busy since the swap arrived. But I really love both ATCs, they are very special, thank you! I'm moving this weekend and I can't wait for your little pieces of art to decorate my new place. Thanks! <3
Response: Thank you so much for the rating and I am so happy to know you want to display them in your new place. Made my day! Good luck with the move - hope everything goes smoothly!
karli rated for Crafted happy mail, senders choice on Jan 28, 2021
5
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Comment: Wow, wow, wow! This package blew me away! Thanks soooooo much ! Karolina
Response: I am so happy you liked it. I enjoyed putting it together for you. Thank you for the rating :)
9O96O rated for ATCs - Affirmations for the New Year on Jan 27, 2021
5
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Comment: I loved everything. That big bold 2021 stamp on your envelope is cool. The way you folded and tucked your letter was a nice touch. The vintage-style blue ATC is beautiful, the stitching is the icing on the cake. Thanks for making and sharing this with me. I checked out the digital new year's space needle. -- fascinating and yes, very sci-fi. Thanks for telling me about it.
Response: I am so happy you liked this swap :):) Yes, the digital firework were quite something, I hope they do something like this again, although I like the traditional ones as well.
SciFiSama rated for Chinese Zodiac Red ATC Swap (Rat) on Jan 24, 2021
5
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Comment: Thank you for such a cute little ATC! It's so adorable!
Response: Thank you very much for the rating! I am so happy you liked the ATC :)
BethiquaC rated for Private Swap: Beth and Olena on Jan 12, 2021
5
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Comment: I loved this trilogy of images! I loved all three of them and your mixed media design was fantastic. That herd of elk must have been so magnificent to see. Thank you for setting up this swap. 💜
Response: I am so happy you liked the ATCs, thank you so much for your kind words :):):):)

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Comments

thriftymermaid on Feb 5, 2021:

Welcome to the Mermaid Lover's Unite Group!! We look forward to swapping with you!! 💜🧜‍♀️

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