Swap-bot Time: January 23, 2020 2:13 am


Date Joined: April 10, 2009
Last Online: January 22, 2020

Country: United States
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A note on sending ... Canada and small 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!

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 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, Maggie Holmes, Dear Lizzy, 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.)

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

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

Stumptown, Bluff City Law, Chicago PD, Criminal Minds, FBI, Cold Case, Friends, The Mentalist, Law & Order, Castle, Bones, Elementary, Sherlock, House (MD), The Blacklist, The Closer, Major Crimes, True Detective, Dexter, Modern Family, CSI (all of them), Cardinal, The Good Place, crafting shows, cooking shows, serial watcher of Investigation Discovery channel.

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, Brad Sucks, 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, 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


deerI mark all swaps as sent the day it goes in the mailbox. 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 can go missing. 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.


InsanePenguins rated for YTPC: Stuffed Pocket Tag on Jan 22, 2020
Comment: Thank you so much. I don't have very much Tim Holtz supplies. This is great.
Comment: Super Cute Card. Thank You ~ Happy New Year!
Comment: Sorry it took so long to get back to u
warheart rated for OSS: 3x3 - Sender's Choice on Dec 31, 2019
Comment: Finally received this today! I have no idea why it took so long to reach me but it's here!! Thank you for all my fun goodies!
djcamp04 rated for VTHS: Christmas Card with a Goody on Dec 28, 2019
Comment: ❤️💚❤️💚❤️💚❤️💚❤️ LOVE the Christmas card with Santa and most adorable penguin!!! So cute!! And the TH Snippets!! Oh my goodness what a fun surprise! Thank you so much for hosting such great swaps. I enjoyed this one so much. ❤️💚❤️💚❤️💚❤️
Comment: Thank you for the card and the card in the card.
Comment: Thank you very much for the Santa with penguin Christmas card and vintage stamps! I love both! But what are the stamps for ? I hope you had a wonderful Christmas!
Response: Thank you so much for the rating and heart! You had unused vintage stamps listed on your profile under your Christmas wish list, so I included some from my little stash :) Happy holidays!
Comment: Thanks for the card and tuck-ins. Happy Holidays
Response: Thank you, and happy holidays!
FLWAVE rated for SIS: Small Stocking Stuffer on Dec 25, 2019
Comment: Wow…I love my stocking stuffer! That glove is just the sweetest, and then to find it stuffed full of beautiful, vintage gems and buttons…perfection! The cabinet cards are wonderful too. All wrapped up so beautifully. I couldn’t have asked for a more perfect gift. Thank you so much, Christine! 💕
Response: Thank you so much for the lovely rating and comment! I'm so glad that you like everything. I've had so many beautiful old buttons and little trinkets that I have sort of hoarded over the years. I was happy to send some along to someone I knew would appreciate their old beauty :) Happy holidays!
Comment: Thank you
Response: Thank you and happy holidays!
Comment: Thanks for cute pocket. Happy Holidays
Response: Thank you so much! Happy Holidays to you
isandie rated for IPC: Holiday Card & Goody on Dec 23, 2019
Comment: Thank you so much for the GORGEOUS card and goodies!!! I love them!!! Merry Christmas!!!
Response: So glad you love the card and goodies! I enjoyed the swap :) Many thanks for the lovely rating!
Comment: I can't wait to open this Christmas morning! I recognize the name on the return label and I Love his stuff!!!!!! Thank you very much and Merry Christmas!!!
Response: I love his stuff too! I am sure you will have fun creating :) Thanks so much for the rating! Happy holidays to you
Comment: Thank you! Merry Christmas! :)
Response: Thank you and Merry Christmas!
Comment: I love this postcard! Thanks for sharing your healthy November note - sending encouragement and well wishes your way.
ArtyBeth3 rated for OSS: Note Card to Envelope # 2 on Dec 16, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the fabulous, high quality artsy tag pocket you made for me with unused vintage postage and cute cat and cloud stickers tucked inside; plus the mini air mail envelopes too. I loved your presentation! 😎
Response: You're very welcome! Hope you will enjoy :) Thank you for the rating and heart!
isandie rated for IPC: Send 2 on Nov 30, 2019
Comment: So great!!! Love all the yellow!! And what beautiful washi! Thank you!!! XOXOX
fairyduster53 rated for SIS: Mixed Media Little Houses on Nov 30, 2019
Comment: Thanks!!!❤️
Response: Thank you for the rating and heart!
Comment: It arrived today! What a wonderful package!! I love all of the ways you implemented the patterns...the bottom of the pattern envie..the models...everything! I love the the little thread details behind the embellishments...such a clever way to include! It was also wrapped so nicely with the cardboard envie and the hankie....so great!!
Response: Thank you so much for the rating and heart! I'm glad you liked everything

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Lishmo on Jan 20, 2020:

Just saying hello. :)

Heirloom on Dec 31, 2019:

From the USA Happy Mail group

grammypammy on Dec 23, 2019:


Hugs, Pam

LahDeeDah on Nov 21, 2019:

Thanks for the idea and info! Looks like fun :-) We'll do it!

Onaki on Sep 27, 2019:

Thank you so much for the tag: "for the "Postcard question tag"."

I'm scared of airplanes because there's no escape if something happens... so I understand the irrational fear you have lol.

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. ♥♥♥

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