Swap-bot Time: February 23, 2018 8:15 pm


Date Joined: June 9, 2017
Last Online: February 23, 2018
Birthday: January 27
Country: United States
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Monogramams in general but especially - THE LETTER 'R' ....anything with my monogram - RI - I will love you forever....I love monograms......

Art journaling, painting, encaustic painting (wax) anything to do with bees I adore. I know I am new to Swap-Bot but I and super excited to have found this site and will put my heart into each swap. I will read each partner’s profile to help me with understand what makes them happy!

My likes and things I’d love to receive: - Anything from Japan or Japanese (not hello kitty or kawaii style) but authentic old Japanese.

  • Quails and Rabbits. I am a Cali girl born and raised and love those sweet this title birds. Their little plumes on the tops of their heads and they way they run around so quickly is so adorable. I was born in the year of the rabbit so I love anything with rabbits. I have a couple of Japanese rabbit statues along with a chop with my name carved in it with a Chinese Rabbit on the top.

  • Anything from Paris France - and I mean anything. I lived in France for 4 years while attending art school and I am a big ‘ole Francophile

  • I think I said it earlier but I love bees, beeswax and bee designs, beeswax designs and honey, honeycombs and honeycomb designs. I use these in a lot of my art projects, art journals and really am appreciative of what bees do for our planet. If we didn’t have pollinators we wouldn’t be able to have food.

  • I love the retro, vintage eras between the 20’s and the 50’s. Anything to do with the furniture, fashion or music of those times. My house is decorated with mid-century modern furniture and if I could teleport myself back to another time I would love to have lived in the 20’s. The music, fashion and furniture and just the style in every way.

  • I love Day of the Dead, Skulls, Mexican Folk and and Skulls ( I know I said it twice —wink wink)

  • I am so totally enamored with California, I was born and raised here and am very proud of my state. I am particular about which part of California I use in my art. I am a NorCal girl through and through and love big tall redwood trees and coastal vistas.

  • I am a runner, I mean I am an ultra marathon runner so I love things about running on the trails. I am training for a 50 mile race in 2018 in the Marin Headlands and that area is so beautiful and picturesque that I can’t help think that it’s the epitome of what perfect is to me.

  • I am also a VEGAN runner so please be careful what you send. I wouldn’t want to receive any animal byproducts in any kind. Thank you.

  • I am half Italian so the images of Italy really speak to me too.

  • I love glitter, hearts, stars and anything space related

  • I am a certified Coffee Master so anything to do with coffee, coffee beans or coffee cups would absolutely thrill me.

  • I also secretly love CHRISTMAS all year and keep the holiday music on my iPod all year....ssshhhh....don't tell anyone! :)

  • I am in LOVE with and USE quite often in my artwork "RAVENS" imagine that! Please if you have any raven napkins, tags, or any raven ephemera, stamps please include me in your swaps.

I enjoy steampunk ephemera, old photos (originals) as well as vintage postcards, maps, anything with numbers, old books and vintage rubber stamps.

MY FAVORITE COLOR: It's so funny, even as a little child I have loved purple. I wanted a purple satin dress when I was 4 and my Mom said it was trashy....I think that comment solidified my love of purple. I have purple hair now too. LOL. I love "ALL THE COLORS" but they must be bright! I love black too - but mostly purple.

TEA/COFFEE LIKES/DISLIKES: I love all tea but especially black flavored teas with lavender, mango and vanilla. I have a favorite tea shop i purchase my tea from online called Townsend Teas. If you're interested in Tea check them out. My favorite tea is called Lady Londerry and Creme de la Earl Grey.

I am a black coffee drinker, I don't like coffee that is flavored. I love hot chocolate and I love peppermint hot chocolate!


  • Anything to do with Bible Journaling or bibles

  • Cutesy, Rustic, Country or Shabby Chic (eg: Mary Engelbreit or anything of this type)

  • Sports related things except for trail running

  • Patriotic, Americana, Armed Forces, etc.

  • I am not fond of religious themes

ABOUT ME: I am an artist, teacher and all around educator. I went to school in Paris France and really loved living there - hence my Francophilia. I am an Aquarius and love astrology when it comes to my sign and my partners sign ( Scorpio). I am a certified coffee master which is similar to a sommelier for wine but instead it’s about coffee. I LOVE LOVE Coffee.

I love Science Fiction book, mostly teen fiction about vampires and werwolves but mostly vampires. I also really love skulls and the beauty of Day of the Dead and what it represents and stands for.


Trail Running, playing with my 2 dogs and 3 cats. Mostly playing with my dogs. One of my dogs is a Belgian Malinois and I adore her. My other dog is a rescue and was SUPPOSED to be a Australian shepherd mix but turned out to be #partdogpartmoose - he is almost 100 pounds and we think he is part Great Pyrenees.

I am a self proclaimed paper nerd and love everything there is to do or say about paper. I love paper crafting and making paper.

I don’t watch Television except for occasion shows about Japan and cooking shows.

I love to cook, sew (except for the fact I just threw away my sewing machine) and I am learning to crochet which if fun for me.


Jazz, Old School Music from Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Doris Day, Pentatonics etc etc. I also love old school country; not the new fangled stuff they call country now. Some of my favorites are Miranda Lambert, Johnny & June Carter Cash, and Loretta Lynn. I love 70’s and 80’s rock - when I was a teenager and still know all the words to all the songs. My favorite concert was Day on The Green in Oakland back in the 70’s. It was a blast back then + If you read above Christmas Music.


gothbarbie rated for Alcohol Ink Art on Feb 23, 2018
Comment: Amazing artwork Raven!! You got SO much depth and beautiful shapes into this small piece of art! Love Love LOVE IT!
moxiekiefer rated for 4 Handmade Envies - USA on Feb 14, 2018
Comment: Thanks for the great envies!!
DaiziDruke rated for 4 Handmade Envies - USA on Feb 6, 2018
Comment: Thanks for the envies! Love the marbled paper one especially!
jinxspinx rated for 4 Handmade Envies - USA on Feb 5, 2018
Comment: Rec'v today. Loved them, esp the marbled one. My only wonder was that there were only 3 envelopes instead of 4. (marbled, black snakey skin one, and a map one) _______________________________ Thank you for sending extra to make up for the missing one. Plus the extra goodies. I knew you didnt do that on purpose, but it was sweet of you to make sure i had them. Thank you very much. I also appreciate how you put together each swap. Very nice and neat. I love it! Thank you!
Response: Oh my gosh !!! I am so sorry, I thought I had an extra one left over. I will get another one out to you right away. Please forgive me. I will be sure to add a couple e tea goodies for the trouble
ritchgirl rated for Washi Tape Sample Swap—January on Feb 5, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the assortment of pink washi and the extras as well!!
Zander rated for Washi Rainbow! - RED on Jan 25, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the wonderful swap!
thedreamer rated for Washi Tape Sample Swap—January on Jan 20, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the lovely selection of tapes and for the extras! :)
Chaar rated for tea and hot drinks on Jan 18, 2018
Comment: what a surprise! am very curious how the flavors are. I love it. Happy day love Chaar
Cinnamingirl rated for Washi Rainbow! - RED on Jan 17, 2018
Comment: Thanks so much! I loved the postcard.
aliensunset rated for Chunk O Cardboard - Jan 2018 on Jan 17, 2018
Comment: love the dog treats! so cute! also loved your note, we have so much in common!
camelsamba rated for Chunk O Cardboard - Jan 2018 on Jan 11, 2018
Comment: Twisted dog treats - who knew those existed?? Certainly not me! Nice to see someone else using those particular stamps. Chile rellenos are one of my test dishes for Mexican restaurants - although very few live up to the standard of my mom! (anglo, but used recipe from a New Mexican cookbook and of course we had access to great chiles)
Comment: Thanks muchly for all the teas! Joy is one of my favorites too. And the card was beautiful! Happy Swapping!
dakotadee rated for Chunk O Cardboard - Jan 2018 on Jan 7, 2018
Comment: love the card. I never saw that brand before. My Mom was from North Dakota and my Dad was from South Dakota. (they were pen pals while Dad was in the Korean War) Us kids would spend a couple of weeks visiting in ND every summer.
MuddyPuddle rated for Napkins to Decoupage II on Jan 5, 2018
Comment: Oh my goodness, you're wonderful. SO MANY cool napkins - all those birds. I can't wait to use them. PLUS the Joker and the wonderful Dia de los muertos notebook, I lucked out. Thanks you SO VERY much! And by the way, I know exactly where you live - my best friend lives in Novato...and I'm hoping to visit in March.
taledo rated for Napkins to Decoupage II on Jan 2, 2018
Comment: WOW!!! Thank you very much for the happy mail. Loved all of the napkins you sent and especially the extras.
Norajane rated for teabags and surprise 4 on Jan 2, 2018
Comment: Thank you so much for the sketch book and the nice note! And I am anxious to try all that great looking tea. I have not tried any of those before. One of my goals is to drink more tea!
Comment: Thank you for the wonderful comments!
Comment: Thank you for your comments.
LadyRisa rated for Mini Handmade Art Journal R33 on Jan 1, 2018
Comment: Thanks so much for the postcard! It’s wonderful. I love the cover design on your journal. I look forward to contributing to it.
Response: Thank you. I am so looking forward to this swap. It’s so exciting. I can’t wait to see what everyone does. Happy New Year 🎈
Comment: Thank you for your lovely comments & likes.

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gothbarbie on Nov 27, 2017:

SO glad you've joined this site! You are an AMAZING ARTIST and the best craft pal a girl could want!

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