Swap-bot Time: October 22, 2018 7:23 am


Date Joined: May 5, 2011
Last Online: October 21, 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 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.


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!
DaisyNY rated for BMAG profile based ATC on Sep 15, 2018
Comment: Still fast, just not *as* fast. This one is definitely based on my profile, even down to the gorgeous bug stamp (firefly? who else is bioluminescent?) Thank you for this, also for the fish tails, shiny paper and watery crayoned paper.
Response: I really had fun drawing those bugs so I'm really glad to have gotten you as my send to partner or I might not have otherwise considered it.
starrycat rated for FS: Data Selfie ATC on Sep 14, 2018
Comment: Love the ATC, Malissa! Its very colorful! I like the ATC backgrounds you sent me too as extras! I hadn't started my ATC yet- a project for this weekend- so I think I may use one of those back grounds for my ATC. Thanks again!
Paige1900 rated for Copied Swap on Sep 14, 2018
Comment: Love It!! Thank You. :)
Comment: Thank you for the awesome envie of Halloween goodness! Totally my favourite time of year and holiday season! Thanks for hosting this. 😄
cerealgirl rated for junk journal supplies - blue on Sep 11, 2018
Comment: Thank you for all the blue paper goodness! I will have fun with these pieces! :)
mgallardo68 rated for FS: Flat Happy Mail #2 on Aug 25, 2018
Comment: Thank you so much dear Malissa for my beautiful envie of 'Winter ephemera' (what a great theme)!! I LOVE it!!! ♥♥♥♥♥
jagoda rated for jagoda and piratecaptainmo on Aug 25, 2018
Comment: Thank you
Comment: What a lovely swap! You must have quite an impressive junk stash. All the spiders, ants, turtles, frogs, snails, insects, and cats!! Also I thought it was so cool that all of us who joined listed insects or spiders as guides... you know not everyone looks to these lil guys for wisdom! I am happy to honor them :)
Comment: I wish I could give more hearts and an even higher rating. Thank you for the great swap! This was a ton of fun.
DaisyNY rated for BMG: Zentangle mushroom on Aug 11, 2018
Comment: I'm sorry, I could have sworn I rated you on this a long time ago.
mistybloom rated for NH: Happy Things PC on Aug 10, 2018
Comment: Hello Malissa, thank you for the nice postcard of an impala with scratch & sniff stamp :D I enjoy your fun list of happy things. Being able to see wild rabbits in your yard is really nice!
lilsiyh rated for junk journal supplies - yellow on Aug 3, 2018
Comment: Thanks for your swap.
Comment: Thanks for the fire supplies! Love the rocket - perfect for my emotions sometimes during the 111 degree heat here in Texas! :)
tiggerkitn25 rated for FS: Happy Things PC swap on Jul 23, 2018
Comment: What an awesome postcard! =) Thanks so much!

Rating Overview

Overall Hearts Stars Hosted
5.0000 778 262 277
Completed Fives Threes Ones
715 862 0 0
Type 1 Type 2 Type 3 Uncategorized
32 181 502 0
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pinklilly on Oct 19, 2018:

Thank you so much Malissa for the beautiful envelope full of fun junk journal supplies and stickers from the Grabbie Tag!!! You are awesome!!!!

Paige1900 on Oct 19, 2018:


kiddomerriweather on Oct 17, 2018:

Thank you for the ATC blanks and the kawaii sticker flakes from the Quick I need . . . Tag in the PF. <3

hamolla22 on Oct 13, 2018:

Omggg thank you so much for the tag, I received it today!! The dinosaur themed stickers are wonderful and the Japanese items too! Ahhh-mazing everything, thanks again ❤️❤️❤️

Bhindblueeyes on Oct 11, 2018:

Thank you so much for the nautical themed junk journal RAK. I can SO use these goodies!! You're a doll!

xo Amy

Katja on Oct 10, 2018:

Thank you so much for your RAK! I really like all of the cactus/succulent themed junk journal supplies you sent me :)

simcoe54 on Oct 5, 2018:

Tag You're It! - Thanks for the wonderful package of touristy postcards. Perfect for my collection!!!!

Paige1900 on Oct 2, 2018:

You make me smile...just wanted you to know!

thelocalman on Sep 20, 2018:

Thank you for the variety of stickers you sent me from the "Who likes... tag"! I loved them and they will definitely be useful to me. Also, great choice of stamps :)

Katja on Sep 6, 2018:

Thank you for your envelope filled with junk journal supplies for the '5, 4, 3, 2, 1 Tag ~ International'!! I really like the things you sent me and I can definitely find a use for them :)

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