Swap-bot Time: January 18, 2019 12:08 pm


Date Joined: May 5, 2011
Last Online: January 18, 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


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: 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: I will come back and update my rating in Dec :) I cant wait to open it!!
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 :)
anicka22 rated for FS: Flat stocking stuffer on Nov 1, 2018
Comment: Thank you, look forward to uwrap it! Those stickermods are adorable and so many! Thank you very, very much!!
Sola79 rated for FS: Flat stocking stuffer on Oct 30, 2018
Comment: Arrived today, saving it for christmas :) Thank you so much <3
Popcqrn rated for NH: Flat Stocking Stuffer on Oct 25, 2018
Comment: Thank you. I am not opening until Christmas so I cannot comment on the contents yet but the wrapping is nice.
Comment: Wow! You went over and beyond. Thank you! They're all going into my stocking, even though they look terribly intriguing to me! UPDATE: Loved everything! The star candleholder is beautiful and the little owl is magnificent!
Response: You’re welcome, I threw a few extra ones in since you got flaked on in a previous round. Hope you like what I chose! I know I’m going to have a hard time not opening my swapped stuffers either lol
HannahF rated for NH: Flat Stocking Stuffer on Oct 22, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the stickers! I hope you enjoyed your holiday season.
tees rated for junk journal supplies - pink on Oct 21, 2018
Airam rated for BTH: Magical JJ supplies witches on Oct 19, 2018
Comment: Thank you!
me2az50 rated for piratecaptainmo and me2az50 on Oct 13, 2018
Comment: Thank you so very much for the pink junk journal goodies.
Comment: Thank you so much Malissa for all the lovely goodies you sent me and for arranging this swap. Would love to be able to give you an extra heart!! :-)
Hell0Z0mbie rated for BMG: Data Selfie ATC on Sep 21, 2018
Comment: Beautiful ATC! thank you! We had a lot of similar symbols and elements but yours looks really different!
Christine6035 rated for junk journal supplies - green on Sep 16, 2018
Comment: Thanks for the green goodies and for hosting!

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suntattoo on Jan 15, 2019:

The weird teas arrived arrived yesterday, thank you so much <3

ladyfluorspar on Jan 14, 2019:

Received your weird tea RAK today thanks so much! Super curious but either way it'll be a unique experience :)

CajunLady on Jan 8, 2019:

Got the weird teas today! Can’t wait to try the cactus aloe!! Thanks!

milamilamura on Jan 6, 2019:

Thanks for the reminder! I had updated my ratings on Dec 28 :) Thanks for hosting this swap, it was so much fun! Hope you had a fun Christmas!

mgallardo68 on Jan 6, 2019:

Thank you Malissa for the reminder. This morning, I made my last update to my 3 ratings. Happy New Year!

LMeowkin on Dec 25, 2018:

Thank you SO much for such wonderful gifts via our private swap. Such a delight to open. The little owl is so darling - trying to think of what I can put in him - so very cute. Thank you so much for swapping with me - I loved everything you sent!

ContraryHousewife on Nov 20, 2018:


lindseyjae on Nov 20, 2018:

thank you so much for the goodies from the tag!!! I love everything and appreciate how fast it got to me! thanks again!!

CrystalZ on Nov 15, 2018:

Thank you so much for the diecuts & fun zentangle atc for the "FOPS Pick 2 Tag Game". I just love how you made the atc!

MSturgill87 on Oct 22, 2018:

Thank you

for the Harry Potter stickers & the post cards for the Pick 2 tag!

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