Swap-bot Time: August 15, 2018 9:18 am


Date Joined: May 5, 2011
Last Online: August 15, 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.


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!
fishsteak rated for FS: Senders Choice ATC on Jul 20, 2018
Comment: Wow, this is one of the coolest ATCs I've ever received. It's really creative; I love it! Thank you for the awesome swap!
Response: You're welcome!
Comment: Thanks for another great swap! :)
Airam rated for junk journal supplies - Orange on Jul 19, 2018
Comment: Thank you!
Myself333 rated for RM~Magpie Mania on Jul 18, 2018
Comment: One of my two favorite colors, and I love the items!! Thanks so much Malissa! Adorable put-together. Oh, friendly reminder to stick the swap name somewhere in there though. Have a lovely day!
wombatlady rated for RM~Magpie Mania on Jul 15, 2018
Comment: Thanks!
Fenix825 rated for FS: Spoil Your Partner Rotten on Jul 12, 2018
Comment: Thank you SO much for the amazing box of goodies! I laughed so hard at the sticker! I can't wait until Daliana comes home from sleep away camp and we can start using some of the items. The ginger chews are yummy and I am excited for the tea. THANK YOU!!!!
Response: I'm so glad you enjoyed it! I've been saving that box for like six months, lol. It's my second favorite thing I've brought home from work, the first being an evidence bag that someone used to carry in their return!
Manifest rated for BMAG: sushi ATC on Jul 5, 2018
Comment: Dang that was a great card! Love the little chopsticks and little extras! It even arrived on my birthday, bonus!
Response: Thank you, I really had fun making this one!
Babsmomof5 rated for Elements junk journal swap on Jul 3, 2018
Comment: Oh wow! Thank you so much for doing this swap with me, you included some really great items, and I can't wait to use them to jump start some pages in my junk journal!
Tryph rated for junk journal supplies - red on Jun 26, 2018
Comment: A lovely selection. Thank you.
ChrisAnne rated for FS ~ I didn't know I needed that! on Jun 21, 2018
Comment: Thank you for such a fun envie of embellishment goodness. I can't wait to sort through and get to using some of these goodies.
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!

Rating Overview

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TeaNi on Aug 14, 2018:

thank you so much

for granting a wish for me with the envie of fun vintage inspired ephemera! :)

mejulia on Aug 11, 2018:

Thank you for the great tourist postcards from my August wishlist.

GummiBear on Aug 9, 2018:

Thank you So much for the beautiful ATC papers!

LahDeeDah on Aug 8, 2018:

HippieChick on Aug 7, 2018:

I'm glad you like the tag envie. To be honest, I packed it up during a heatwave and I wasn't sure what I stuck in there. 😂 But I was pretty confident I didn't send you junk.

mgallardo68 on Jul 31, 2018:

Received your FOPS Swaps > Random envie tag!! Thank you so much!

user6937 on Jul 27, 2018:

Got your RAK of touristy postcards, thank you!

simcoe54 on Jul 25, 2018:

Postcard RAK -- Thanks so much for the wonderful postcards.

Mimi7 on Jul 20, 2018:

thanks for the wonderful RAK of postcards!! :)

renmagpie on Jul 10, 2018:

Thank you soooo much for such an awesome Junk Journal Kit from the Swap Tag US - Rated Swappers Only! I cannot wait to get moved and settled in to start trying my hand at these lovely creations and you send the best stuff. xoxo

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