Swap-bot Time: September 17, 2019 6:03 pm


Date Joined: January 18, 2011
Last Online: September 17, 2019

Country: United States


๐˜ˆ๐˜ฃ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ต ๐˜”๐˜ฆ

I'm Stephanie/Steph. Late 30s. Married. Mother to one. Introvert. Shy. Social misfit. Anxiety warden. Reformed class clown. 51% Darth Vader; 49% SpongeBob SquarePants. Nerd. Dork. Homebody. Humanist. Color lover. Paper connoisseur. Excellent cook. Less excellent housekeeper. Horrible gardener (sorry, plants!). ISTJ, Scorpio & Earth Goat...for whatever that's worth. Native Floridian. Tallahassee resident for the last 10 years.

Making things is my outlet, my therapy, my connection. I try and create something everyday. Sometimes it's just an ATC; sometimes it's a whole book or a tacky wall ornament. Mostly I like to create in a pop art, modern style, but I can do the pretty, vintage style, too. Mixing it up keeps things interesting.

My favorite medium is collage. I'm a big fan of multi-layered creative collage, full of depth and details, but I also like simple, well done paper arrangements, color studies, abstracts, visual poetry and things more on the graphic design side. I prefer using mostly upcycled, reclaimed & second-hand materials (books, magazines, office & school supplies---though I do have an acute weakness for patterned scrapbook papers). I have a dedicated craft room (the "craft cave") filled with enough supplies to last me a good 10 years, at least. I enjoy making ATCs, postcards, glue books, little arty books, zines, assemblages, shadowboxes, wall art and repainted figurines.

๐˜ˆ๐˜ถ๐˜จ๐˜ถ๐˜ด๐˜ต 2019 ...

I'm cutting way back on my activity here (it's bringing more stress than happiness these days) and am limiting my involvement to my tagging group. If you'd like to keep in touch, that would be great. I'm still happily exchanging lots of mail art with my mail pals and with new connections elsewhere. If you're on IUOMA, you can look me up there, too. โ™ฅ

I am downsizing my substantial ATC collection to just my absolute favorites. I have 50+ perfectly good ATCs to pass along - mostly collage/mixed media. If you'd like some, PM me. Nothing is needed in return.

๐˜Ž๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ข๐˜ญ ๐˜›๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฎ๐˜ข๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ค ๐˜“๐˜ช๐˜ฌ๐˜ฆ๐˜ด

nature โ€ข science โ€ข history โ€ข colors โ€ข textures โ€ข animals โ€ข Florida โ€ข emojis โ€ข pop culture โ€ข graphic design โ€ข geometric patterns โ€ข 60s-70s-80s โ€ข flowers โ€ข astronomy โ€ข occult โ€ข anthropomorphism โ€ข fantasy โ€ข world cultures โ€ข travel โ€ข curiosities โ€ข oddities โ€ข kitsch โ€ข whimsy โ€ข anime โ€ข symbology โ€ข modern art โ€ข boho โ€ข snark โ€ข memes โ€ข sci-fi โ€ข Spring โ€ข Summer โ€ข beach life โ€ข city life โ€ข cosmic โ€ข tattoo flash โ€ข illustration โ€ข Halloween

For more specific likes, you can check out my Pinterest boards...
Characters โ€ข Art โ€ข "Aesthetic" โ€ข Misc.


I like a lot of things and have magpie tendencies which leads me to collect a lot of things. Nowadays I do my best (with the help of family) to mostly focus on only collecting:

โ˜… owls
โ˜… classic Star Wars stuff; especially Darth Vader
โ˜… clowns (yep, I'm one of those weirdos)
โ˜… Buddha (original); Budai (the fat one)
โ˜… Maneki Neko (lucky cats)
โ˜… skulls, calaveras, Grim Reapers

๐˜—๐˜“๐˜Œ๐˜ˆ๐˜š๐˜Œ ๐˜‹๐˜– ๐˜•๐˜–๐˜› ๐˜š๐˜Œ๐˜•๐˜‹

  • Images, postcards or any other items featuring SHARKS. I have a phobia (seriously).

  • Religious materials, scriptures, angels, Christian iconography, etc. I'm atheist and have no interest in these things - even ironically. TBH I don't have a lot of interest in atheist things either. ๐Ÿคท Believe what you wanna believe and move on with your life.

  • Edibles, scented things, tea bags, drink mixes, makeup, face masks, etc. I'm a life-long allergy sufferer and have uber sensitive skin. I don't randomly try new things unless I want to break out in hives and/or die. ๐Ÿ™„


SunTradeToo rated for 4-from-1 Handmade Postcards on Jun 13, 2019
Comment: Love the swap, I hope you have it again in the future!
wolfeagle rated for 4-from-1 Handmade Postcards on Jun 12, 2019
Comment: Love the fun bright colors. Thank you.
smmarrty rated for 4-from-1 Handmade Postcards on Jun 10, 2019
Comment: Thanks so much for the postcard! I am going to add a few more layers to mine tomorrow before sending out!
LadyCyr rated for 4-from-1 Handmade Postcards on Jun 10, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the cool card I really like the quote which is so true
tcornell rated for PRIVATE: Mixed Media PCs on Jun 10, 2019
Comment: I really love your PC- thanks for trading with me!
Comment: Thanks so much! Great swap! Sorry for the postal trouble..
Wykyd rated for Wykyd & stephiedee on Jun 2, 2019
Comment: These cards are simply gorgeous! And the extras are very much appreciated... The cards are going into my prized collection. Thank you!!!
Response: That's great to hear, thank you! Glad they have a happy home. ๐Ÿ’–
bunny3ars rated for bunny3ars & stephiedee on May 18, 2019
Comment: Stephanie, thank you so, so much for the envelope! First, I just can't get over your envelope decorating - you are the master and I must learn your ways :P And I love all the bits and bobs inside, too. Such an interesting and fun mix of stuff! The ATC will have pride of place in my binder probably until the end of time because it's so freaking cool. And the spirals do glow in the dark, it's awesome! Thank you โ™ฅ
Response: Yay! ๐Ÿค— It made my week to read that - thank you for the awesome comment, Bonnie! I'm glad you loved it all...and that the glow-in-the-dark paint worked. It can be hit or miss.
Comment: Great mail art envie! Thank you! ๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป
Paige1900 rated for CUCrew: Sender's Choice Collage PC on Feb 24, 2019
Comment: Love the Masterboard PC! Thank you so much!
goosey rated for OMAE: Exquisite Corpse, Part 1 on Feb 23, 2019
Comment: steph, she is truly exquisite!! i love the combination of elements! many thanks.
ktk8 rated for OMAE: No Coloring Coloring PC on Feb 22, 2019
Comment: WoW love the card you made and YES it was a bit daunting..... I will send you a picture of what I sent out.... I can only imagine all the ways this swap could be interpreted..... How did you achieve the confetti look on this card if I may ask??? Keep Calm and Swap on......
Response: Happy you liked it - thanks for the comment! That was tissue paper with sparkly confetti in it.
Comment: I received your swap - loved it all. Sorry to be so late in rating. I have been ill with the cold, flu and cold again.Happy swapping, Linda
Allegrae rated for OMAE: The Word is...Dapper on Feb 14, 2019
Comment: Love the dapper deer dude (not to mention the alliteration)! Great colors and composition. Thank you!
CurlyTea rated for CUCrew: Collab ArtBook, Part 3 on Feb 4, 2019
Comment: I really enjoy this set. The 70s vibe, the positive words, such fun images. Great job! Thank you
graciepie49 rated for CUCrew: Collage Images on Feb 3, 2019
Comment: I adore the batch of images you sent to me! What a variety. I have plans for so many of them already. Thanks very much!
Response: Happy to share - glad you like them!
graciepie49 rated for CUCrew: Surreal Silhouette on Feb 3, 2019
Comment: Your artwork for this project is just awesome, and I do like your choice to leave her original head so to emphasize that the sunny meadow is being worn, so to speak. I certainly know what you mean by your comments regarding the minimalist qualities of this type of collage and feeling like the work is undone, except I have a different angle on the feeling. I have an unfounded (and unnecessary) worry that my art will be considered too plain for the many multimedia mail-artists I swap with. Excellent swap idea, I'd like to make more of them sometime. . . . PS - Wowsers! Thanks for the AMAZING image clippings!! :-D
Response: Thank you, Grace - I'm happy my "wild experiment" (lol, not really) didn't disappoint you. We all have our little worries.
Bananers rated for OMAE: Arty Envelope (USA) on Jan 27, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the arty envie! :)
bigmamabird rated for OMAE: Arty Envelope (INT'L) on Jan 26, 2019
Comment: The most perfectly cheerful summery envelope came today--- thanks Steph!
Response: You're welcome, Carroll! I thought you could use some cheeriness to counteract all the snow. ๐Ÿ’–
user2148 rated for OMAE: New Year, New Artistamps on Jan 23, 2019
Comment: Absolutely gorgeous! I love them all! The swap-bot ones are so fun and the new 2019 ones with the eye are what I aspire to! Thank you so much for the fantastic variety of art!
Response: Thank you for the comment, Nickalli! Happy you enjoyed them! I always have a lot of fun making new artistamps...so many possibilities.

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Artstamper on Sep 14, 2019:

Thanks so much for your lovely work in my "Colors" deco. Your page is so beautiful, love it!

LilysMama on Sep 9, 2019:

Received your 2nd Gen ATC RAK today, thanks you so much for sharing! Love the selection you chose for me, they all seem to fit a favorite theme of mine โ™ฅ๏ธ

bigmamabird on Sep 9, 2019:

Thanks for playing in Fantasy Faces, I love how this deco sheet turned out!

LilysMama on Sep 6, 2019:

Thank you so much for the Halloween stickers RAK, they are exactly what I was looking for to finish a project :)

kiddomerriweather on Sep 4, 2019:

Thank you for the AMAZING mummy ATC you sent me for the OMAE PIF ATC tag! I think out of my hundreds of ATC's this is my first "shaped" ATC. (Second mummy). I'm thrilled to have it! I'll let you know if I make any more Halloween ATC's that we can trade. :)

kiddomerriweather on Aug 27, 2019:

Thank you for the ATC's for the OMAE Swap Meet. They are really cool and a great addition to my collection!

bigmamabird on Aug 21, 2019:

Love Poewl very very muchly! That hat is perfect.ion.. Thanks for making him for me and for being such an awesome forum swap mistress!

djcamp04 on Aug 19, 2019:

Thank you so much for the adorable Affirmation tag from OMAE GROUP MMH tag. I love it and Iโ€™ve already put it in my journal! โค๏ธ

Poftoffel on Aug 15, 2019:

Thank you for the beautiful OMAE ATC! I like to imagine thatโ€™s how Cecil is spending his afterlife, in the flowery fields. Thank you so much!

Ciska76 on Aug 11, 2019:

Thank you so much for the OMAE: paper bomb. What a super collection of different paper things. Look forward to using them! ๐Ÿ’•

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