Swap-bot Time: June 19, 2018 6:50 am


Date Joined: May 5, 2011
Last Online: June 19, 2018
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, Smoke Gets In Your Eyes, The Alchemist

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, Dr. Horrible's Sing Along Blog

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.


susieq11 rated for FS: Fur baby photos on Jun 14, 2018
Comment: Your kitties are soooo cute! I love the white one with his eyes! The tarantula is cool, I would just let him be though LOL! I’d be afraid to hold him! Ha ha! Thank you so much for sharing your pets and hosting this fun swap!!! : )
milamilamura rated for FS: little tea swap #2 on Jun 12, 2018
Comment: Hey girl! Thanks for this wonderful swap. I've never tried any of these teas, so I'm excited about it!! Have a great week and happy swapping!
Comment: Thank you!
VivaLaDiane rated for FS: Fur baby photos on Jun 12, 2018
Comment: Malissa♥ what a lovely home full of love. I think the instant I saw Jack I just fell in love. I've always had dogs in my life and now many other things, but wow. There's something about him that is magnetizing because my eyes just went right to him. Perhaps my soul seeks what's different about something/someone and that difference just wins me. All of your animals are beautiful though, and yeah, even the spider. xoxo♥
Response: Jack is such a special kitty. We actually adopted him before even meeting him because I fell in love with his profile picture on the adoption site and knew he had to be part of our family. I've had so much fun with this swap, I think we'll have to do it again in the future!
CajunLady rated for FS: Fur baby photos on Jun 11, 2018
Comment: Your pets are awesome! My son has been wanting a spider for a while now but we still with the frogs instead!!
Response: We used to have a bunch of frogs and lizards, before we moved states. They were so much fun!
Comment: Thank you for the awesome selection, as always! Thanks for being a great host!
ContraryHousewife rated for FS: Decorated Postcards on Jun 6, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the beautifully decorated card. I also love the scenic view of Minnesota. So pretty.
susieq11 rated for FS: Decorated Postcards on Jun 4, 2018
Comment: Thanks so much! Love the postcard and your drawing! : )
Created46 rated for Paper Sampler on Jun 3, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the lovely assortment of papers, the little bunnies are particularly fun.
Comment: Thanks! What a fun swap!
Comment: A lovely selection. Thank you!
kfaye rated for Junk Journal Shadowbook supplies on May 9, 2018
Comment: Thank you
Cosychaos rated for Cosychaos and piratecaptainmo on Apr 25, 2018
Comment: Thanks for the bits and pieces. I loved the lunar new year stamps it was posted with :).
Comment: Malissa gets a star tor doing a private swap with a newbie! :-)
jukejan rated for Beltane Altar photos on Apr 24, 2018
Comment: Your pictures of your altar are a tribute to past and present and I really appreciate that you shared the story of the things on it with me. The cauldron is wonderful, I keep pennies as well. "In God(ess) we trust" is my prayer when I find one.
lovetherain rated for Beltane Altar photos on Apr 23, 2018
Comment: Thank you for sharing! I love your altar, especially the nighttime photos with the candles lit - so beautiful and mystical! I do the same with pennies too!
Tracykason rated for junk journal supplies - woodland on Apr 14, 2018
Comment: Thank-you for the fun woodland assortment. I have already taken all those maple leaf cut outs and gel medium-ed them into a collage. See you in the mail and thanks for being such a prolific swap hostess!
Whippet rated for FS: little tea swap on Mar 31, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the large envelope full of tea bags. You are so kind to share four packaged tea bags with me. While deciding which tea bag to try first, my 88 yrs mom selected the Twinnings Lemon & Ginger. So there we go to enjoy cups of tea over the Easter Holiday weekend. My sister joined us too. Hope you enjoy a Happy Easter & Happy Spring!
starrycat rated for FS: Mail Art with Flat Surprise on Mar 31, 2018
Comment: Thanks for the fun envie of ephemera and the cute design on the envie! I love the little fox on the front of the envie! Thanks again!

Rating Overview

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spotteddogs on Jun 18, 2018:

Thank you so much for thinking of me with the surprise RAK of tea! I had to chuckle at the Prune Tea and I thought "Malissa must know how old I am!" Can't wait to try them - you are so thoughtful.

hamolla22 on Jun 14, 2018:

Thank you for the bookmarks and stickers, all ate beautifully!!

Queensmiley2530 on Jun 13, 2018:

Thank you for my tag of 10 9 8 7 6 tag love them

Rocktopus on Jun 12, 2018:

Got the bookmarks for I got what you want tag. :)

OrigamiGrace on Jun 11, 2018:

thank you

for the awesome chocolate themed ephemera from my June wishlist! Perfect for a deco I'm working on!

mgallardo68 on Jun 7, 2018:

Loved what you angel(ed) for the junk journal supplies - choose your own theme. Thank you so much Malissa! ♥♥ It will be put to great use!

ChrisAnne on Jun 6, 2018:

Thank you for the great assortment of metal charms from the Take Ten tag! I can't wait to use them in my different crafts.

OrigamiGrace on Jun 6, 2018:

Thank you for the adorable metal charms you sent for the Swap Tag US Rated Swappers tag game! Love em, can't wait to craft with them soon!!

CrystalZ on Jun 3, 2018:

I received a great selection of profile specific ephemera and some postcards to add to my collection for the "Fops Swaps Pick 2 Tag Game". Thank you for everything you included....the quirky vintage postcard I think is actually my favourite...funny the things that tickle our fancy huh? :)

VivaLaDiane on May 31, 2018:

Thanks so much. Hugs right back to ya!! xoxo♥♥

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