Swap-bot Time: November 18, 2017 7:12 pm


Date Joined: May 5, 2011
Last Online: November 18, 2017
Birthday: May 28
Country: United States
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About Me

I am a mixed media artist, living in Minnesota, who enjoys using unconventional materials to create something beautiful. You can see more of what I create at www.treasuresofavalon.etsy.com I'm also a consultant for my family's game store, called Geek World(look them up on facebook, the store is in Tyler, TX). Meaning I recommend games they should carry, and when my mom can't remember how to play a game she calls me on the phone and has me walk her through it while she's teaching it to someone, lol. As a result I get a lot of geek related ephemera in the way of packaging, ad cards, free comic book day stuff, etc. Pretty awesome.

I have two kitties (Cadburry and Jack) and two tarantulas (Markie III and Ayla).

I am a substitute teacher on the side, but my main passion is art. I travel all over the place during the summer to various art and craft shows. I specialize in using recycled materials to create my products. I also do Henna Tattoos at some of the craft shows.

Favorite Music

I have very ecclectic taste in music but some of my favorites are Fur Elise by Beethoven and anything by Cyndi Lauper. I also love Ani DiFranco and David Bowie. And I recently rediscovered my love for Gypsy Foot

Favorite Books

The Witch of Blackbird Pond, The Upanishads, Calvin and Hobbes, But No Elephants, The Three Sisters trilogy,

I also collect books of Fairy Tales and enjoy reading entries out of the dictionary.

Favorite Movies

Labyrinth, anything Tim Burton, Pirates of the Carribean, Legend, Lord of the Rings, Lars and the Real Girl, Lillies of the Fields, Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure, Arsenic and Old Lace, Goonies, Amelie

Favorite Television

Bones, Law and Order SVU, Old Christine, Raising Hope, Dharma and Greg, Criminal Minds, NCIS, Dr. Who, Better off Ted, Big Bang Theory, Project Runway, RuPaul's Drag Race, Bad Judge, Face Off

My guilty pleasures are Judge Judy and The Real Housewives, shh! don't tell anyone.

Favorite Crafts

jewelry, book making, altered art shrines, fused glass, felting, collaging, ATC's, zentangles, guerilla sewing, art journals


goddess themed items, drag queens, gypsies, renaissance and midieval themed items, interesting/unusual postcards, nature, crystals, tarot, paper doilies, steam punk, gothic/ dark victorian themes, lucky cat, white chocolate, dark chocolate, any chocolate really, scrapbook paper and supplies, men's neckties(especially ugly ones!), skulls and skeletons, coffee, handmade soap, peppermint peeps, purple and green (favorite color combo), paisley, trees and leaves, zombies, anatomical drawings and illustrations, celtic knots, dandelions (favorite flower), pirates, gnomes, woodland themes, fairies(but not so much the cutesy/disney ones), wool roving, tea, coffee, beads and charms, ribbons and trims, stars and moons, spirals and swirls, mehndi, egyptian themed items, stamped images, world cultures, art nouveau, cirque, bellydance, burlesque, fabric with interesting and unique prints especially fat quarters, tattoos, spiders, lobsters and turkeys (favorite animals), honey bees(my name means honey bee), pretty witches, ephemera, unusual stickers, cemeteries, ravens, owls, apples, bats, paper crafting supplies, washi tape(even just samples is great), king arthur myths, ribcages, prayer flags, upcycling, treats and candies from around the world, pretty notecards, cute memo pads or even just a few sheets, unique greeting cards, recipe cards (not personalized)-

Dislikes/Do Not Need

confetti and glitter (love it on stuff just don't need them as supplies), valentine themes (but I do like hearts, just not cutesy), tiny little bits of paper, computer print outs, modern and minimalistic art, jewelry findings, corks, feathers, christmas ornaments, teacher reward stickers, kawaii poop, plastic canvas, cartoon themed items, centipedes, craft kits, plastic beads, hunting, religious themes, blood and gore, twilight related stuff, justin beiber, miley cyrus/hannah montana, precious moments, foam sheets and stickers, beauty samples (with the exception of lotion), glitter glue on ATCs (It's not an ATC if all you do is print a picture and add glitter glue!)

Wish List

hand carved stamps or stamped images from handcarved stamps



non tourist PCs

vintage photographs (preferably black and white)

unused greeting cards that are not holiday (with the exception of Halloween which is always welcome)

This is my fur baby. Check out his facebook page Polydactyl Jack

Send by dates...

I totally understand that things happen. Just communicate and if it's for a good reason I will still consider rating a five. If you send your swap late without communicating with me ahead of the due date, I will rate you a three, regardless of how many extras you include. Sending on time is part of the swap requirement.


Comment: Merci beaucoup
Comment: Thank you so much for this lovely swap, I love it!! I especially like the glittery papers hehe, it's all so pretty! This is going to look great with my other paper goodies, thanks for such a nice and generous swap!
Mark63 rated for 1 Word = 3 PC (Global) on Nov 9, 2017
Comment: Thank You for the PCs that arrived today. I especially like the Dinosaur bones & Bigfoot PCs!!! :-)
Wooper rated for NH: Junk Journal supplies! on Oct 26, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the great swap :)
Poftoffel rated for BMAG: Let's try that again #2 on Oct 26, 2017
Comment: I already favorited this atc on flickr! Never considered it could be for me - I love it! I have several notebooks of that artist...those colored cats are just so cute! Thanks!
dartha rated for junk journal supplies - Thanksgiving on Oct 24, 2017
Comment: Thank you Malissa for all the cool thanksgiving goodies for my journal. thanks so much, darla
uhohbabyos rated for 1 Word = 3 PCs (US Only) on Oct 24, 2017
Comment: Loved the pc especially the toy story and gorilla 👌😃
Lucine rated for RM: ART Journal Page - Free Themed on Oct 15, 2017
Comment: Thank you:)
kfaye rated for P/WS: Samhain Altar Box on Sep 26, 2017
Comment: Wow, I don't even know where to begin. <3 I got your email letter :) You were so thoughtful in choosing all these items. I have been wanting a prayer flag & this one is so beautifully made! Yes, I have a spot for it! The beeswax pinecone smalls wonderful. I love the copper candle holder! The cats are gorgeous! I was immediately drawn to the crystal. The skulls are awesome! My niece will love the red obsidian-so sweet of you to think of her! I really like the gold sparkle in the cloth & the scatter leaves <3 Thank you for the wonderful teas & Tarot cards, wooden witch hat. I am so looking forward to setting up my altar. The gourd & spider candles are cute. The incense holder was a very unique find, how cool! This was such a delightful package to receive. Thank you so much <3 I hope you are enjoying cool, Autumn weather. Blessings & Happy Samhain!
Response: I'm so very glad you enjoyed it! I had a very enjoyable time choosing everything for you :)
Gnoe rated for junk journal supplies - Autumn on Sep 24, 2017
Comment: Yay, mail from St Paul! ;) Thank you for your selection of goodies.
Comment: Thank you. Love the Eight Of Shells card! Xx
blueseabliss rated for PWS - junk journal BOS supplies on Sep 22, 2017
Comment: There was no note to say which swap this was, so I had to search through all my magick swaps to find your name....please remember to enclose thename of the swap next time. Otherwise, thank you!
mgallardo68 rated for Masterboard of Collage on Sep 14, 2017
Comment: As always, I love your swaps. Thank you so much for your great masterboards and envie!! ♥♥
BusyB rated for junk journal supplies - Christmas on Sep 11, 2017
Comment: Thank you for a thoughtful envelope of goodies! I will enjoy using these in my projects, right up my alley! <3 Someone must have peeked at my profile. ;) Hope you are doing well.
Magenta3 rated for junk journal supplies - Asian on Aug 28, 2017
Comment: A wonderful assortment. Thank you very much!
dandabear rated for BMAG: senders choice ATC on Aug 14, 2017
Comment: I love using my machine to stitch on cards too. Thank you!
DaisyNY rated for Decorated Papers on Aug 13, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the fine variety of papers.
KristenG rated for junk journal supplies - winter on Aug 9, 2017
Comment: That was quick! Thanks for all the goodies, especially the glittery polar bears!
Babsmomof5 rated for Decorated Papers on Aug 7, 2017
Comment: How spoiled I feel having had you as a partner! What an amazingly fun assortment of goodies, thank you so much!
Response: You're very welcome :) This was a fun swap to put together.
dally rated for junk journal supplies - insects on Jul 31, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the great variety of insects! :)

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mejulia on Nov 17, 2017:

Thank you for the perfect postcards for my Nov. wishlist.

mgallardo68 on Nov 10, 2017:

I received and loved your envie for the I've Got What You Want - Tag (as usually). It is full of small treasures! Thank you so much for sending me great tag, always happy to receive your mail!! ♥♥

VivaLaDiane on Nov 6, 2017:

Hey Mel! I can't believe I haven't cruised by to thank you for the envie of journal supplies. Work has been kicking my butt, but that's no excuse. Thank you so very much for your generosity!! xoxoxo♥

OrigamiGrace on Nov 4, 2017:

Thank you for the leaf punchies from Swap Tag US Rated Swappers!! Great selection and so many, muahahaha - time to get crafting!!

tcornell on Oct 30, 2017:

Thank you for the Christmas card tag, a cute card, and also thank you for the German scraps too!

kiddomerriweather on Oct 30, 2017:

Thank you for the RAK. Another special thank you is on the way. 😊

CrystalZ on Oct 27, 2017:

Thank you for the junk journal rak! Very generous of you!

MyHeartBelongsToSnailMail on Oct 26, 2017:

Thank you for the "welcome back" comment! I am happy to be back! I was looking over some of my previous swap partners so fondly, such as you!!! So, I am happy you're still here!!! Yay!!!

LacieLove on Oct 25, 2017:

Thank you so much for the junk journal RAK. I loved everything and can use it all. Thanks again.

lovetherain on Oct 24, 2017:

Thank you so much for the envie RAK of awesome junk journal goodies! I can't wait to start decorating my book.

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