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racheledj

racheledj
Date Joined: March 6, 2012
Last Online: September 16, 2014

Country: United States
My Art Blog
My Etsy Store

About Me

06/24/14; I have been having a swap-bot break for the past month-ish. But hopefully I will have time to join a few swaps over the summer, especially the various continuing series!

I am an artist. I love to draw abstract and zentangle drawings, usually with animal or nature themes. I sell these drawings in my Etsy shop, please take a look! It's also the same style I usually draw my art-swaps in.

I live in Washington (the state, not the capital!) and enjoy the spectacular views of the Pacific Ocean, and the glorious Olympic and Cascade Mountains.

I spoil my Chocolate Labrador dog named Lena, plus I have 10g tank of neon tetras, platys, and a little zebra snail named Gordon. I also have a red betta named Leif, kept separately of course! And now our family has a new member, a 2-year-old Beagle named Cody (a girl). She's a beautiful chestnut color, with black back, and white spots on her paws and chest.

I read tons of fantasy/SciFi novels, and I also write my own when the muse strikes... but I almost never finish them.

Favorite Crafts

I enjoy drawing, painting with acrylics and watercolor, sketching, collages, photography, jewelry making (mainly earrings cus I have no patience for bigger things), art journaling, and stamping. I make and swap ATCs, Inchies, handmade cards, pretty envies, bookmarks, zines, postcards, etc etc. I love testing and trying out new crafts, too.

I am always open to one-on-one swaps, just message me and let me know! I love swapping for different things, or trying out something new to swap. :)

Other Favorite Things

Colors: Green, Orange, Bright Pink, Purple. Plus all bright colors, & peacock-type blues and greens.

Favorite season is Autumn, I just love the smells and colors and feeling associated with it. Orange and gold and red leaves, pumpkins, hot apple cider, fireplaces, fog, mittens, cinnamon and spices, etc.

I also love winter-y stuff, like snow, snowflakes, snowmen, gingerbread cookies, holly, reindeer. I like Christmas, but I don't really like the "cutesy" themed stuff. I don't like the typical "fat santa" but I LOVE the older st nick. You know, with long robes, and more subdued colors instead of the fire-engine red.

Animals: Wolves, dogs, polar bears, tigers, peacocks, horses, unicorns, seals, dragons, parrots, flamingos, Phoenix, seahorses, killer whales, bettas, and cows!

I love all mythical creatures like dragons, mermaids, selkies, unicorns, fae, elves, phoenix, gnomes(cute or not), etc. :D

I adore fruit! My favorites are cherries, watermelon, cranberries, and blueberries. I love images of fruit too; drawings, pictures, photos, charms, etc. And I could pretty much survive off of dried banana chips also. (chocolate-dipped banana chips are the BEST invention EVER!)

Movies/television: Lord of the Rings series, Star Wars, Stargate, Princess Bride, Princess Diaries, The Emperors New Groove, Mulan, Tim Burton movies! All the Star Treks. Superhero movies like Batman, Green Lantern, Thor, Iron Man, Avengers, Batman Beyond, (basically all sci-fi/fantasy), etc. I enjoy anime too.

Flowers: All Dahlias, begonias, and Lilies!

Books: Bible, Lord of the Rings series, Percy Jackson, R.A. Salvatores' Drizzt, Harry Potter, Iron Druid series, The Dark Angel, Hunger Games, Mortal Instruments.

Dessert-themed items, like cupcakes, cakes, pies, candies, hot-chocolate, fruits, etc.

Celtic art and lore!

Wishlist

I would love to receive anything to do with my favorites as listed above (fruit, colors, animals, autumn, media-related stuffs).

I would also love any of the following:

• Anime-related items!

• ATCs (I especially like handdrawn/painted).

• Bookmarks of my favorite things.

• Decorated mail.

• Earrings (new or gently used is ok)

• Handmade items of your favorite craft!

• Inchies

• Kawaii, real or hand-drawn, on any paper products.

• Postcards, Especially of other countries, animals, birds, oceanlife, fantasy/sci-fi-theme, and handmade.

• Rubber stamps of any theme (un-mounted is totally ok!)

• Stamps. I collect used postage stamps, USA and especially old or from other countries!

• Sparkly anything! Tape, paper, ribbon, beads, buttons, stickers, glue. Sparkly=Happy!

• Washi and Deco tape.

• Zines too!

I love decorated mail! Thanks so much!

Happy Swapping!

Ratings

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Comment: Rec'd this pc and will send it on in the next round. Thanks for the extras too! Magnolias always look so lush and luxurious! Hugs from Alaska, Sherry
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Comment: Sorry I didn't rate sooner....it it came on a day I was at work and the hubby put it in our hanging file without letting me know!!! Thanks so much for all the goodies!!!! The courage pc was something I need right now!!!! Thanks!!!
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Comment: Sorry for the very late rate! Got lost in my email. I love your photos - the treasure map is very nice, and what a great photo of the hummingbird! Thanks!
Pouffia rated for Altered Text Journal #5 on Jun 18, 2014
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Comment: I received the journal and the extras. It's a bit late but still in time for the next swap. Mistakes happen. Thanks :)
Response: Update: I'm glad you got it in time for the next swap. I won't be in that one, but will join the next one you host hopefully. Thank you for the generous rating! -Rachel. 6/12/14Pouffia, you already know, but a group founder wanted info on this rating so I'm commenting here: I packaged but never actually mailed the journal before taking break from swap-bot. The journal is finally now in the mail and should arrive shortly. My apologies, again. -Rachel
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Comment: Many thanks for your creatively illustrated zine & story. I really loved it. Thank you for the extra PCs & note card too. Never can have too many of those. I hope you are enjoying the beginning of Summer, blessings,
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Comment: Your zines are so much fun to read and discover. Thank you very much for being in this swap!
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Comment: I loved reading about the "Nibbins" and the honey bees! Very cool zine! Thanks for all the extras too! We have a huge Sportsman's Warehouse up here in Anchorage, AK. They have some great deals! Hugs from Alaska, Sherry
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Comment: Thank you for a wonderful look into the relationship of the adorable Nibbins and their friends the bees! Love the illustrations... Thanks for all..
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Comment: I love the Zines Happy Swapping!!
DevonGirl rated for Inchie #13 Free-Theme on Apr 23, 2014
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Comment: Yey the Inchies arrived today they took forever to arrive but I am so glad they did I love the bright colours :) but if you do need to send late it's really important to let people know
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Comment: I love the quote. You have wonderful lettering skills.
Response: Thank you! I enjoyed finding a good quote and practicing the most "hobbit-esque" way to write it out! :)
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Comment: Thank you for the bookmark and the extra cute little scrap paper :)
Response: You're welcome, thank you for rating!
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Comment: I love the inchies wish I could draw.Thanks for the extras I will find a use for them. Happy Swapping Debi
Response: I am glad you enjoyed them! Thank you for rating!
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Comment: Absolutely awesome!!! Thank you SO much for the awesome bookmark, the free ones and the awesome Harry Potter stamps!! Thank youuu :)
Response: I am glad you liked it! I had fun making it, and was very glad I had HP stamps to mail it with!
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Comment: Very cool art! Thank you!
Response: I am glad you liked it!
Salome rated for Science Fiction Series #9 - Dr. Who on Mar 24, 2014
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Comment: Thank you :)
Response: You're welcome!
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Comment: Thank you
Response: You're welcome!
YardSailingMama rated for Inchie #11 Harry Potter on Mar 23, 2014
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Comment: Thank you very much!
Response: You are very welcome!
soyprincesa2 rated for My Fairy Village Zine Round 2 on Mar 20, 2014
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Comment: I love your fairies! They sound absolutely delightful! Thanks for joining us and please keep joining and sharing your fairies with us.
Response: Thank you!
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Comment: Yay, got them in the post! Thanks so much :) lovely inches!!!
Response: Glad you liked them! Thank you for the heart! I am glad to see your rating is going up and up!

Rating Overview

Overall Hearts Stars Hosted
5.0000 324 40 45
Completed Fives Threes Ones
278 375 0 0
Type 1 Type 2 Type 3 Uncategorized
10 85 183 0
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Comments

Lila84 on Mar 7, 2016:

Hello! Saw your post in the LLL group. I'm in Olympia.. Just wanted to say hello! :) Hope you have a good week.

Rainsembellishments on Nov 27, 2014:

anrtist on Nov 24, 2014:


Blessings, cc

anrtist on Nov 24, 2014:


Blessings, cc

AnnieMaxine on Sep 11, 2014:

Waiting for you to click "Sent" on Adventures of the Traveling Postcard!

Thanks!

HelloCindi on Jul 28, 2014:

I received my Traveling Postcard in the mail today! I just want to say THANK YOU for signing & passing along my postcard! ♥

CindyST on Mar 4, 2014:

Thank you so so so so so much for the Star Wars postcard!!!! I love it :D

anrtist on Feb 22, 2014:

Christian Swappers Group ;-)

racheledj on Feb 19, 2014:

ccgigglebox on Feb 16, 2014:

Profile Decoration - My Favorite Quotes

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