Swap-bot Time: September 26, 2017 1:00 pm


Date Joined: May 5, 2011
Last Online: September 26, 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 three kitties (Freeman, Cadburry, and Jack).

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, coconut, lemon, tarot, thread, paper doilies, steam punk, gothic/ dark victorian themes, lucky cat, white chocolate, dark chocolate, scrapbook paper and supplies, metal bottle caps, pop/soda tabs, 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, dark chocolate, anatomical drawings and illustrations, celtic knots, dandelions (favorite flower), pirates, gnomes, woodland themes, fairies(but not so much the cutesy/disney ones), altoid tins, wool roving, tea (more into earthy flavors, but my roomie likes fruity so anything is great), coffee, beads and charms, ribbons and trims, stars and moons, spirals and swirls, mehndi, egyptian themed items, stamps both postage and ink, world cultures, art nouveau, cirque, bellydance, burlesque, fabric with interesting and unique prints especially fat quarters, large buttons, 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, fun paperclips, 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, 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



shaped paper clips

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)

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.


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!
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! :)
Comment: Thank you! I loved everything! You have a cat that is 21??!! Wow! Jack sounds very smart. I had a cat once that I taught to sit and shake. He went missing a couple of years ago, I still miss him!
Response: Yep, Freeman is 21, but at times he thinks he's a kitten, lol.
Babsmomof5 rated for 10 minute ATC challenge - grey on Jul 25, 2017
Comment: Neat approach and result! Thanks for the extra backgrounds as well!
mgallardo68 rated for BMAG: Collage Fodder on Jul 18, 2017
Comment: Thank you so much for a wonderful envie!! I loved all the little treasures! I have 1 white flower like the one you added to this package and I have not used it yet, keep wondering who sent it to me because it is so pretty and now, I got a second one and I know now that is from YOU!! I loved the tiny swans too!! Thank you for a wonderful swap!
Itchy rated for junk journal supplies - dogs on Jul 13, 2017
Comment: Thank you so much for the dog things! :)
LizzyJo rated for 10 minute ATC challenge - brown on Jul 8, 2017
Comment: Thanks for the shades of brown ATC. I'm getting quite a collection of your monochromatic ATCs!
Wooper rated for junk journal supplies - cats on Jun 30, 2017
Comment: Thank you for this swap! :) I'll find use for all the items you sent.
LizzyJo rated for 10 minute ATC challenge - purple on Jun 28, 2017
Comment: Thanks for the purple ATC and extra patterned blanks. Your owl note card made me smile.
LizzyJo rated for 10 minute ATC challenge - blue on Jun 19, 2017
Comment: Thanks for the shades of blue ATC, the patterned paper ATC blanks, and for hosting these fun swaps.

Rating Overview

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Dorkydactyl on Sep 22, 2017:

Just got your I've got what you want tag!! I absolutely ADORE this junk journal kit!!! This is so awesome!! Thank you so sso much! :D

Dsweeny on Sep 21, 2017:

Received your Pick 3 RAK today for the junk journal grabbie, 10 left punches and 10 stamped images - I LOVE THEM ALL!!!! Thank you so, so much. :)

anicka22 on Sep 20, 2017:

Thank you so very much for the lovely washitape samples !

Marryth on Sep 20, 2017:

Thank you for the planner stickers from my September wishes at the Wishlist group - I will definitely be able to use them! :)

Dsweeny on Sep 9, 2017:

Thank you so, so much for the beautiful and MULTIPLE awesome stamped images from the PF:Grabbie Tag :) I received them today, and can't wait to use them. You rock!

Paige1900 on Aug 15, 2017:

for the fantastic "August 2017 Wishes" Everything is fantastic!

TeaNi on Aug 14, 2017:

Thank you very much
for granting an August wish for me with the PAWesome envie of cute kitty ephemera! ;)

Fenix825 on Aug 14, 2017:

AUGUST - Flower thank you

Thanks so much for the ATC backgrounds from my August wishlist in the Wishlist group!

DaisyNY on Aug 13, 2017:

Thank you for the RAK of Junk Journal Supplies. I especially like the fish.

CurlyTea on Aug 9, 2017:

Thank you for the RAK!

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