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Date Joined: May 5, 2011
Last Online: June 12, 2019
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 (Cadburry, Jack, and Meeple) and 5 tarantulas.

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

Several years ago I saw Dehli 2 Dublin perform at Faerie Worlds and they were amazing. You should definitely check them out!

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, Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency, The Young Turks

Favorite Crafts

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


A – anatomical hearts, at nouveau, apples, address labels, autumn, antique photos

B – beads, belly dance, burlesque, bumble bees, book plate stickers, board games

C – crystals and stones, cats, chocolate (white, dark, milk, any kind really), coffee, Celtic knots, celestial themes, cirque, cemeteries, crows, chickens, cupcakes

D – drag queens, die cuts, dandelions, death positive, Day of the Dead, dice, D&D

E – Egyptian themes, ephemera, embroidered patches, eucalyptus trees

F – ferns, fairies (but not so much Disney types), fat quarters with interesting designs, forests

G – goddess themes, gypsies, gothic/dark Victorian themes, green, gnomes, Gemini

H – handmade soap, honey bees, Halloween

I – insects, international treats and candies, icecycles

J – jokes

K – King Arthur, kitsch

L – lucky cat, leaves, lobsters (I just think they’re pretty)

M – moons, mehndi, memo pad sheets (just a few is great), mermaids, mythical creatures, miniatures of any sort

N – nature, neckties (the uglier or more unusual the better), notecards that are blank inside

O – owls

P – postcards of the non-tourist variety, peppermint peeps, purple, paisley, pirates, prayer flags, picture back playing cards, puns, pin ups, Pagan themes, peacocks

Q –

R – rib cages, rainbows, ribbon and trims, ravens, recipe cards, roses, rain storms

S – steam punk, skulls, skeletons, stars, spirals, swirls, stamped images, spiders, stickers (except reward or foam), Samhain, science, squirrels, super heros, statuettes of female Saints, snake skin designs

T – tarot, trees, tea, tattoos, tarantulas, turkeys, thistles, thrift shopping

U – unicorns, upcycling, Urban Decay photography

V – Vikings, vintage brooches, vegetables

W – witches (especially pretty or friendly looking ones), wild flowers, waterfalls, whales, the woods

X – x-ray images

Y –

Z – zombies

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.


Bug rated for BMG:ATC challenge - triangles on Jun 10, 2019
CheyanneB rated for BMG: Landscape ATC on May 26, 2019
Comment: Lovely ATC! Thanks so much!
Response: Thank you! I saw the one you sent to @bug and it's fantastic too!
Comment: Thank you!!
Comment: Thank you! I think I like the little charms the best! Just an FYI: The candy didn't travel well - it absorbed the scent of the candle that was sandwiched in-between in, so it's not edible anymore. That's okay - homie needs to lose weight.
Response: Oh no! That simply will not do! I will be defying your need to lose weight and will be sending a new bag of them. I'm so sorry that happened.
Comment: Awesome ATCs!! Thank you so much!
Bug rated for BMG: Stained Glass style ATC on Apr 4, 2019
HippieChick rated for NH: Scrappy Circles - INT on Mar 29, 2019
Comment: I love your circles! 🧡💚🧡💚 The sewing detail is awesome. I had so much fun doing this and I will probably do more in the future. Hope to see you in them as well.
Response: Thanks for hosting these. They really forced me to think outside the box, which was great!
fluffyjunk rated for BMAG - Scrappy Circles - INT on Mar 29, 2019
Comment: You sew all the circles together! This is such a cool idea!!! Thank you so very much - as well for the extras! :D
Comment: Thank you for everything. luckily I was able to gather what swap it came from with all the beautiful pink as there was no swap name/info!
Response: Oh, sorry! I know I wrote it down on a piece of paper so now I'm wondering where it is if it didn't make it into the envie!
Comment: thank you for the great assortment of stickers!
sabbysteg rated for NH: January Quotes PC - US Only on Jan 20, 2019
Comment: Thanks for the dinosaur card!
Comment: Thank you! What a cute card. Have a great Christmas.
Comment: Thank you for the truly wonderful Christmas card! I love shaker cards. And the unicorns are a hoot. It is going in the center of my Christmas card door display. Have yourself a delightful Christmas!! <3
Moosecastle rated for FS: Christmas Card on Nov 26, 2018
Comment: Thank you very much for the card - I love red cardinals - and for the stickers. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year :)
ContraryHousewife rated for FS: Christmas Happy Mail on Nov 23, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the card and the selection of stickers. Hope your holidays are happy.
LadyJo rated for FS: Christmas Happy Mail on Nov 23, 2018
Comment: Thank you! Merry Christmas!
ContraryHousewife rated for FS: Fiber Art Pendant on Nov 14, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful pendant. I love the colors you used and the textures you created. I can't wait to wear it!
Comment: Sorry that it took me awhile to come back and update. But I LOVED the advent calendar. loved all the earrings and thank you for thinking of my pugs and my cats :) Thank you :) :)
Airam rated for BTH: Magical JJ supplies Autumn on Nov 7, 2018
Comment: Thank you!
starrycat rated for FS: Flat stocking stuffer on Nov 1, 2018
Comment: Can't wait to open the stocking stuffer! Thanks for swapping with me :)

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LahDeeDah on Oct 31, 2020:


LahDeeDah on Oct 31, 2020:
Paige1900 on May 31, 2019:

Thank you for thinking of me with the awesome PC. I LOVE it. You are a sweetheart!

CurlyTea on May 28, 2019:

Happy Birthday!

Mimosagirl on May 24, 2019:

Thank you very much for the wonderful birthday card and goodies ❤️

WW May 😀

Mimosagirl on May 18, 2019:

Thank you ❤️very much for the profile birthday bling!

WW May

user6937 on May 13, 2019:

Your RAK of naughty playing cards arrived - thank you :)

Paige1900 on May 10, 2019:

Your stain glass ATC is on the way. Hope you like it! : )

phillaine on May 7, 2019:

Thank you for the wonderful woodland birthday wish! I absolutely adore all the little treats you tucked into this pocket letter just for me, and can't tell you how much I appreciate your time and care. ♥ You're the best. Have a lovely day.

HippieChick on Apr 29, 2019:


Thanks for the fun RAK of vintage playing cards. Hubby and I had a good giggle over them this morning.

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