Swap-bot Time: September 18, 2019 12:46 pm


Date Joined: April 10, 2009
Last Online: September 18, 2019

Country: United States
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A note on sending ... Canada and Int'l swaps get mailed from Canada. There is no mail pick up on weekends/holidays, and also there is no local mail sorting, so it travels extra days to another city to be sorted. Please understand that this can cause the postmark to be very off from the date I click sent (the day I put it in the mailbox).

A note on rating ... All of my mail goes to a mailbox that I can't access after hours. I try to get there at least twice a week and rate as soon as I go through my mail. Thank you for your patience!

CANADA Address

I do have a Canadian address. If you are sending to me from Canada or for an international swap and wish to send to my Cdn. address instead of U.S. please message me :)

About Me

Hard to believe I've been here over 10 years! Time flies :) I love swapping here, and most of my experience here has been amazing and wonderful. I've had the pleasure and joy of meeting a lot of great people from around the world, that I would have otherwise never known.

I design and create metalwork jewelry, and it's my passion and full time job. I am lucky enough to spend my days in my studio, creating pretty things to send to lovely people around the world.

In my spare time, I love to do crafts of all kinds (see below), spend time with my hubby and cats (we have 4 hoodlums!) and frequent thrift shops and vintage and antiques markets.

Favorite Crafts

I love creating so many different things, and can't think of much I have not tried yet.

My current passions are jewelry making, paper crafts, scrapbooking, stamping, painting, mixed media art and collage, art journals, junk journals, ATC's, smash books, altered art, and digital art.

I have started to get back to some old crafts I haven't done in years ... crochet, sewing, cross stitch, embroidery and macrame (it's actually cool again lol).

Likes & Loves

Vintagy Things

  • old photos, especially Victorian photos like tintypes and cabinet cards. I also love black and whites from the 1920's and 1930's
  • vintage ephemera, old maps, travel stubs, old documents, victorian postcards, vintage postcards
  • tiny vintage bisque dolls and figurines (frozen charlotte/penny dolls, little dogs, cats)
  • vintage and old scraps of lace and ribbons, vintage rhinestone bits, vintage glass and/or rhinestone buttons .. love Victorian era buttons
  • vintage hat pins
  • old skeleton keys
  • old used postage stamps from around the world
  • foreign language book/dictionary pages
  • vintage maps
  • interesting images from magazines (whole pages and cut out)
  • vintage wooden spools (with or without thread)

Food & Drink

I am on a health quest and (sadly!) candies/chocolate/sweets are off limits. I do occasionally host a candy/choc swap, so if you get me for a partner, feel free to send anything you like. My husband will enjoy :) I am a coffee fanatic and especially love pumpkin spiced or any spiced coffees, mocha, etc. Also a huge fan of iced coffees. I also drink a lot of tea and especially enjoy spiced teas, and fruity teas. Some of my faves are from Zhena's. I also love things with a tea motif/theme. Not a huge fan of chamomile or licorice or mint. Hot chocolate (any flavor) as well as cold drink sachets are always welcome too :)

Crafty Things

  • Love anything from Tim Holtz, Amy Tangerine, 7 Gypsies, My Minds Eye, October Afternoon, Basic Grey, etc.
  • handmade junk journals
  • handmade envelopes
  • Flow/Frankie magazines
  • Things for junk journals/smash books - used bus or metro tickets, interesting candy/sweets wrappers (esp with foreign writing), other little ticket stubs/papers/receipts, little envelopes, takeout menus, etc. I especially like anything that is unique or from a different country, or has foreign writing on it :) I would love air mail labels/stickers from your country
  • chipboard and embellishments of all kinds
  • stickers (words, quotes, vintage style)
  • sari silk ribbons (any colours!)
  • beads - glass beads or natural beads
  • other ribbons (not primary colours)
  • beautiful scrapbook papers
  • love washi tapes
  • rubber stamps (love artsy ones, butterflies, dragonflies, birds, old writing, ornamental, etc.)

Home & Bath

  • candles .. spiced or floral or fresh scents
  • yummy smelling shower things. I prefer floral or light and fresh (rosemary, green tea, cucumber, citrus)

I'm not fussy about smells like vanilla and coconut.

Miscellaneous Random Things :)

  • small shells and beach/sea glass
  • I love postcards of any kind, but do prefer store bought PCs unless the swap is for handmade
  • love anything matryoshkas (they always look so happy!)
  • cute owl things (note papers, cards, stickers, etc)
  • absolutely LOVE anything from Papaya Art
  • love anything with a morroccan style/design
  • bird motifs (natural and/or vintage looking and whimsically drawn)
  • small pretty things
  • aged and worn looking things
  • pretty florals
  • Anything Edward Gorey
  • owls and woodland things
  • Chococat and Deery Lou, although not a fan of Kawaii, otherwise :)
  • I LOVE Halloween
  • Felix the Cat
  • Dr. Seuss the Cat in the Hat)
  • Charley Harper anything :)
  • Beatrix Potter
  • Classic fairytales
  • cats on postcards, notes, etc
  • Anything Moomins :)
  • things with a tea motif/theme
  • Mary Engelbreit
  • Somerset style
  • nature inspired things
  • strange things like old pictures/postcards of urban decay, ornamental and unique headstones/cemeteries
  • I love and appreciate anything handmade :)

Fave Colors

  • My favourite colours are black, pinks (not bubble gum) kiwi/avocado/moss/celery greens, turquoise, aqua, teal, and choc or moss brown, jewel tones, fall colors, rustic colors. Not really into primary colors or fluorescents/neons


  • cozy socks (none with toes!) U.S./Canada size 9
  • As far as jewelry, I like things in an organic or rustic style, and chunky :) I love aged looking pieces. I am especially fond of jewelry with natural elements and earthy colours. I have pierced ears and like anything from small studs to big chunky hoops. I also love pieces done in an assemblage style, or vintage style.

Themes I Enjoy

  • whimsical drawings/art
  • Charley Harper
  • Beatrix Potter
  • Felix the Cat
  • Birds in a whimsical or vintage illustrated style (not cartoons)
  • Flowers
  • Woodland
  • Studio Ghibli My NeighborTotoro
  • Architecture
  • Paris, french, and eiffel tower
  • Vintage/Victorian Halloween
  • Alice in Wonderland (classic illustrations, not cartoonish)

Not So Fussy About

I appreciate and welcome everything I receive. The following are just not really my personal taste:

  • sweet sugary smelling things, and vanilla scented
  • primary and bright colours
  • cartoonish/child-like items (except those mentioned above)
  • anime, kawaii, etc. (unless noted)
  • religious items
  • dragons, vampires, etc

Favorite Television

Cold Case, Friends, The Mentalist, Law & Order, Monk, Castle, Bones, Elementary, Sherlock, House MD, The Blacklist, The Closer, Major Crimes, True Detective, Criminal Minds, Dexter, Modern Family, CSI (all of them) FBI, Cardinal, The Good Place, crafting shows, cooking shows.

Favorite Music

I love music and can't get through a day without it! Mostly an alternative/grunge gal, but I'm all over the map really! Some faves:

Red Hot Chili Peppers, Type O Negative, The White Stripes, Depeche Mode, The Cure, Radiohead, Thirteen Senses, Muse, The Verve, The Cult, Linkin Park, The Black Keys, Pearl Jam, Sisters of Mercy, Oasis, The Offspring, Stone Temple Pilots, Incubus, Third Eye Blind, Broken Bells, Foo Fighters, AC/DC, HIM, The 69 Eyes, AFI, Neverending White Lights, Bjork, etc

Movies & Books

Books I most enjoy are mysteries and crime dramas. Some of my favourites being from James Patterson (love the Alex Cross ones!). I also love Stephen King, Stieg Larsson, Kathy Reichs (Bones), Tess Gerritsen (Rizzoli and Isles)

I also LOVE craft books and art magazines. Would cherish anything from Stampington/Somerset (even previously loved)

My fave movies are rom coms, comedy, some action movies, and thrillers. Love any and all James Bond movies!

I must admit I am in love with Robert Downey Jr. I know we are meant to be together, and as soon as he realizes this, it will all be good! ;o


deerMissing swap? If you have not received from me, chances are it's gone missing in the mail. I take swapping very seriously, and always send my swaps. If it hasn't arrived, please let me know before rating so that I can make it right. Sadly, it is the mail, and things do get lost occasionally. If something in life happens to cause me to be late with a swap, I will communicate with you before the swap deadline (barring extenuating circumstances), and I appreciate the same.

I do not expect or rate based on "extras", but rather on the actual swap. Most times I do include a few extras in my outgoing swaps if I have looked at my partner's profile and have something on hand that I feel they would enjoy.


Comment: Thank You So Much!! I really enjoyed
HappyDayMail rated for OSS: Relaxation Day PC on Sep 7, 2019
Comment: What a lovely p.c.! Thanks for making this a fun swap
Poeprincess rated for ATCO: Magazine Collage ATC on Sep 7, 2019
Comment: Thank you for this clever ATC! I enjoyed receiving it & having you as a partner.
Comment: Love it thanks so much
lob rated for Let's Get Healthy PC Swap - July on Aug 25, 2019
Comment: Good luck using Fitness Pal! What a beautiful postcard, too! Thanks!
Comment: Thanks so much for the lovely ATC and ephemera extras. This was a fun swap! I appreciate you for hosting such great swaps. :-)
BLUR rated for ATCO: House ATC on Aug 23, 2019
Comment: Love this beautifully layered house and the "collect beautiful moments" wording is great! Thank you!
Michelle0329 rated for OSS: One Word Swap on Aug 20, 2019
Comment: Oooo loved everything you sent!!! Thank you for all the goodies!!
Jafferty rated for OSS: Rubber-stamped PC #2 on Aug 17, 2019
Comment: Thanks for the Edward Gorey PC! I love it. Also love the fun stamps you used. Thank you!
CrystalZ rated for Flowish Junk Journal on Aug 14, 2019
Comment: I am loving the papers you included in the journal! There are some fun papers I am going to use in a journal but also some I will be using to make some handmade embellishments :) And the extras that you tucked into the pockets and bags are great...such cute things to use on pages and various projects! Thank you for swapping with me!
BLUR rated for ATCO: Song Title ATC #3 on Aug 14, 2019
Comment: I LOVE this card! Too funny! Love the quirky/expressive quality of your chosen collage elements! :D. Happy to swap any time :)
Hunbun rated for OSS: Send 2 #3 on Aug 12, 2019
Comment: Thanks! The notecard and postcard are very unique.
Comment: Absolutely love the tag! Thanks for the wonderful extras❤️❤️❤️
Poeprincess rated for ATCO: Pick One ATC #2 on Aug 6, 2019
Comment: I loved this ATC! The extras showing sentence diagramming brought me back to middle school (loved the trip). Thank you for being my partner for this fun swap!
Response: So glad you love everything! Thanks so much for the rating ❤️
Comment: Thank you for my gift. I love it :)
Response: I'm so glad! Thank you for the rating and heart ❤️
Sylvia4647 rated for VTHS: Winged TH Paper Doll Tag on Jul 27, 2019
Comment: Loved it . . . loved it all. It's perfectly my cup of tea! I hope we have an opportunity to meet at the mailbox again sometime soon.
dchance rated for OSS: Tell an Old Joke Day PC on Jul 23, 2019
Comment: What a beautiful postcard ... and corny joke! Loved it - thank you!
Response: haha yes! A bit corny :D Glad you like the Papaya postcard. Thanks so much for the rating!
sweetsaltfish rated for SCATTS PC SWAP - D - US ONLY on Jul 23, 2019
Ruthless rated for SCATTS PC SWAP - E - US ONLY on Jul 20, 2019
Comment: Great postcard! Great answers!
Comment: Hmmm I am going to way you type more than 98wpm!? Also yay, I wish I had some Johnny Cash stamps left, thanks!
Response: Haha! No, I wish! I used to be able to type 120 wpm, but that was in high school :) Thanks for the rating! That was my last Johnny stamp, so I'm glad you liked :)

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LahDeeDah on Aug 29, 2019:

Hold onto your "Game of Catch" ATC! We'll do the swap again with patterned fabric. That's cute! :-)

bluehairedmary on Aug 4, 2019:

Thank you so much for angeling the Pick 3 PIF tag for me! Your generosity is very touching and I'm not worried about the time! Thanks again!

kiddomerriweather on Aug 2, 2019:

We have a resident raccoon now. Her name is Charlotte. My mom started feeding her. Now she's started bringing her babies around. They're not much smaller than she is. There are three of them. Charlotte comes right up to me now and begs for food by grunting. It still kinda freaks me out. She's a cutie though. My new outdoor cat, Frankie, swats her in the face because Charlotte tries o steal her food all the time.

Bhindblueeyes on Jul 30, 2019:

I had never seen the winged paper dolls until you posted about them. I gave it a go this weekend, thanks for the inspiration! Practice, Not Perfect

VivaLaDiane on Jun 4, 2019:

Strange & Beautiful is an incredibly beautiful song. Sighhhhhhhh. Heavenly song for sure. ♥♥♥

VivaLaDiane on Jun 3, 2019:

It was in that movie that I found "The Scientist" by Coldplay and I just go to that scene whenever I hear it. It's beautiful yet haunting at the same time. I'll have to check on the rest of the soundtrack. ♥♥

onthecrafttable on May 25, 2019:

Thank you for the vintage ephemera you sent for the 'Cheap Postage Tag International' tag. It was so generous of you to send a bunch. They are absolutely perfect for my next project and I can't wait to use them!

kiddomerriweather on May 23, 2019:

Look! I made my first junk journal last night. I had to cut the "L" off "Little" because it was on the spine. It was so much fun! Still not proficient with the Bind-It-All though. Thank you!!!

kiddomerriweather on Apr 21, 2019:

Lishmo on Mar 14, 2019:

Thank you. ((hugs))

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