Swap-bot Time: June 7, 2020 2:45 am


Date Joined: January 18, 2011
Last Online: June 6, 2020
Birthday: November 12
Country: United States
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About Me

Iโ€™m Steph (anie). Iโ€™m a homemaker, artist, crafter, cook, nerd, introvert, humanist & aspiring eccentric old lady. I live in Tallahassee, Florida, with my husband and adult daughter. She and I were born and raised in the Tampa Bay Area (200 miles south of here) and moved here in 2009.

Iโ€™m on Swap-bot because Iโ€™m obsessed with making things and sharing my art is a huge outlet for me. Iโ€™ve been at it for awhile now - crafting for at least 20 years (going back to when I scrapbooked my daughterโ€™s babyhood) and I've tried oodles of things. For the past 12 years Iโ€™ve been focused on paper/mixed media art and swapping. Right now Iโ€™m all about mail art, gluebooks, ATCs, artbooks/zines, and just generally gluing paper to paper. I got myself a Gel Press for my 40th birthday in 2019 and am over the moon about it.

I post pretty much everything I create, between all the different media platforms I'm on, so don't go poking around if you're sensitive to "spoilers". As of April 2020 I am now selling collage supplies (both tangible and digital) plus some of my own art on Etsy: Paper Cut Lane.

Beyond art and cleaning up messes, meme, movie and TV references rule my world. I enjoy โ€œairplane napsโ€ on the couch, watching entirely too much TV, road trips, thrifting, exploring historical sites, long walks on the beach, candlelit dinnersโ€ฆ.oh! Wait.


I really love one-on-one creative exchanges with people; sharing our art, what supplies inspire us and sending creatively decorated envelopes. After trying lots of sites and swap pages, I still think SB is the best place for people who like exchanging this type of thoughtful, handmade mail. I think the act of sharing your art and what inspires you is a language in itself - and that's mail art.

I run 3 groups here - Open Mail Art Exchange which is all about informal exchanges through forum tags; Collage Sheet Creations which is all about creating art from digital printables and Art Books which is about creating artfilled books.

What I Like

โž”Themes, faves, junk & stuff.

๐™๐™ง๐™–๐™ซ๐™š๐™ก, ๐™๐™ž๐™จ๐™ฉ๐™ค๐™ง๐™ฎ + ๐™ฉ๐™๐™š ๐™ฌ๐™ค๐™ง๐™ก๐™™---world cultures, anthropology, mythology, folklore, superstitions, Indigenous peoples, foreign languages, ancient Egypt, Japan.

๐™‰๐™–๐™ฉ๐™ช๐™ง๐™š, ๐™ฅ๐™ก๐™–๐™ฃ๐™ฉ๐™จ + ๐™–๐™ฃ๐™ž๐™ข๐™–๐™ก๐™จ---raccoons, palm trees, tropical flowers, backyard gardens, cockatoos, alligators, rainforests, crystals, dinosaurs, ravens, emus, gibbons, big trees, wild flowers, toadstools, The Everglades, Spring & Summer.

๐˜ฟ๐™š๐™จ๐™ž๐™œ๐™ฃ + ๐™–๐™ง๐™ฉ ๐™–๐™š๐™จ๐™ฉ๐™๐™š๐™ฉ๐™ž๐™˜๐™จ---60s/70s/80s, retro futurism, grunge, gothic, bohemian, urban decay, Floridana, kitsch, neon, Mid-Century Modern, Memphis, celestial, cosmic, psychedelic, whimsical, hippie, tattoo flash.

๐™‹๐™ค๐™ฅ ๐™˜๐™ช๐™ก๐™ฉ๐™ช๐™ง๐™š + ๐™ฃ๐™š๐™ง๐™™๐™š๐™ง๐™ฎ---science fiction, web comics, memes, gifs, TV, Netflix, Judge Judy, Star Wars, Discworld, high fantasy, stand-up comedy, cartoons, Adult Swim, heavy metal, Walt Disney World, SpongeBob SquarePants, anime, RuPaul's Drag Race, 80s pro wrestling.

๐˜ผ๐™ง๐™ฉ๐™ž๐™จ๐™ฉ๐™จ---Nick Bantock, Frida Kahlo, Andy Warhol, James Jean, Lynne Perrella, Rex Ray, Carrie Ann Baade, Ray Caesar, Mary Jane Chadbourne, Edward Hopper, Kim Collister, Salvador Dali.

๐™Ž๐™ฎ๐™ข๐™—๐™ค๐™ก๐™จ + ๐™š๐™ก๐™š๐™ข๐™š๐™ฃ๐™ฉ๐™จ---skulls, skeletons, stars, arrows, horseshoes, hands, lucky cats, plus signs, triangles, moon/sun faces, dots, crowns.

๐˜พ๐™ค๐™ก๐™ค๐™ง๐™จ---BRIGHT, bold colors: chartreuse, turquoise, purple, candy apple red, hot pink, NEONS, rainbows. I'm starting to come around to pastel colors - brighter tones, not completely washed out.

๐˜พ๐™ค๐™ก๐™ก๐™š๐™˜๐™ฉ๐™ž๐™ค๐™ฃ๐™จ---owls, classic Star Wars stuff (esp. Darth Vader), CLOWNS, Buddhas (Gautama & Budai), maneki neko (lucky cats), skulls (calaveras, Grim Reapers).

Most of these things (and more) are represented on my Pinterest boards:
Characters โ€ข Art โ€ข "Aesthetic" โ€ข Misc. โ€ข Colors


โž”Things I'm always wanting/"needing".

  • brown kraft paper envelopes (mailable sizes)
  • mulberry papers in light colors
  • graph papers (interesting grids/colors a +)
  • YOUR gel prints and palette/drop papers
  • FUN, flat stickers (no puffy or epoxy)
  • funky fibers and yarn for altered tags
  • art postcards; free/promo fine as long as the art is cool
  • colorful patterned papers
  • magazine bits (travel, lifestyle, contemporary art mags)
  • die-cut shapes (letters, geometric, symbols, nature)
  • collage images from upcycled sources or printables
  • any paper thing inspired by my likes that I can add to my annual Favorite Things gluebook (made in November for my birthday)

  • REAL ephemera: tags, tickets, maps, Airmail envelopes, yearbook pages, text pages (Spanish, Greek, Arabic), guest checks, ledger papers, anything typewritten, vintage used postage, game pieces, labels.

I'm not a fan, at all, of Tim Holtz collections of die-cuts and what not (or other brands, really). Please save these items for people who appreciate them.

  • Special request: machine stitched scraps of paper. That is: paper with a line or 2 of machine stitching run the length of it. My machine and I are no longer on speaking terms, but I love using the stitched bits as embellishments on journal pages/ATCs.

Like this:

I'm always looking for people who want to trade stuffed envelopes of paper goodies - especially if we share a lot of the same interests. I've got more collage supplies than I reasonably need, so feel free to hit me up if you're interested in sharing.

Other private swaps I'm most definitely interested in:

  • blind or MMH ATC swaps (for 1 or up to 9 cards, depending - I'm a fiend when it comes to making ATCs).

  • profile-based ART BOOKS. I love making art books and have a lot of fun reading through chewy profiles for inspiration.

  • CREATIVE correspondence, e.g., lists, questionnaires, photo diaries...anything with some sort of creative/artsy element to it. I sort of famously do not like to write letters, but I can get on board if it's presented in a unique way.

  • STICKERED UP things - "sticker slapping" is frowned upon in this establishment, but it can be fun between 2 consenting adults, lol. I like stickering up envelopes, postcards and note cards - making actual use of all the stickers I've hoarded.

What I Don't Like

โž”Please do not send...

  • anything with SHARKS on it. ANYTHING.

  • alcohol/pro-drinking themed items.

  • patriotic, presidential themed items.

  • Religious items of any sort.

  • holiday related items (except Halloween and weird/unusual holidays).

  • true crime, serial killer stuff.

  • edibles, tea bags, fragrance sachets, anything with added scents, beauty products, etc. I'm not here to swap these sorts of things and, most importantly, I have hella ridiculous allergies.

  • about CLOWNS: I do honestly love all types of clowns, except real life killer clowns (John Wayne Gacy aka Pogo) and Insane Clown Posse. If you have some doubts about something, just message me.

Well. Bye.


rubberduck rated for 9 pockets of ATC supplies on Jun 1, 2020
Comment: thanks for the great swap so many different things to use
Artstamper rated for AB: GA Series - Person with Wings on May 29, 2020
Comment: Love your Mona with the wings! This is a special swap and now I have two special pages! Thank you very much.
sweetgypsy rated for CSC: Digi Stamp ATC on May 26, 2020
Comment: Steph, it is gorgeous!! I love it so much :) Thank you!
PaperPassion rated for CSC: Use the Image #3 on May 21, 2020
Comment: love,love,love the skinny you made thanks so much.
Bhindblueeyes rated for ATCA: Sender's Choice #2 on May 18, 2020
Comment: Thank you so much!! I am so pumped to get an ATC from you because I always love the ones I see you create!!! It was indeed sitting at the PO waiting for me now that I can get there! :)
Response: Awesome. Glad you like it - I knew I had to send you a flamingo. ๐Ÿ˜Š
Artstamper rated for CSC: Use the Image #2 on May 4, 2020
Comment: Wow! Stephanie, this is so creative and adorable at the same time. Love it. Thanks so much.
Response: I'm glad you liked it, Joan! I wasn't planning on going so whimsical, but that's where I ended up. That's what's making these image challenges so fun for me.
Aeon rated for Artsy Gluebook on May 2, 2020
Comment: I received your glue book today and itโ€™s so fun to flip through in person! ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜โค๏ธโค๏ธโค๏ธโค๏ธ Thank you so much for making this for me! I have images collected for youโ€”just need to commit to a book size. ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚
Response: Happy you like it - I had a lot of fun making it. ๐Ÿ˜Š
Comment: Wow Stephanie,this is a great start to my book! Love the queen and the deep red of the background, thank you.
Response: You're welcome, Joan! Glad you like her. Thank you for the lovely rating. I decided for this series that I'm going to use a different color of the rainbow for each arch.
PaperPassion rated for ATCA: Collage ATC Formula #1 on Apr 20, 2020
Comment: Great collage for your formula 1.Beautiful crow and use of color.Thank you so much.
Response: Happy you liked the crow - it was my favorite of the 2 ATCs I made for this.
PaperPassion rated for CSC: Kim Collister Inspired Art on Apr 20, 2020
Comment: Wish I could give you 100 hearts I really love what you did with the K.Collister piece.Can't wait to add it to my art journal.Thank you so much.
Response: So happy you like it and it'll have a happy home in your journal.
Artstamper rated for CSC: Use the Image #1 on Apr 9, 2020
Comment: Thanks for your fun skinny with image #1 on it. i liked what you did with it and hope more people join the next one too. Be careful and stay well.
Response: I've got a lot of cool images lined up for future swaps...hopefully they'll entice people. Glad you liked this one.
goosey rated for CSC: You Color It Mini-Book on Apr 7, 2020
Comment: stunning mini-book, steph! every little detail is perfect ... many thanks!
Response: Happy you liked it, Marlies!
Juniebird rated for OMAE: Spring Card Exchange on Mar 30, 2020
Comment: Thanks for the lovely Spring card. Your envelope and inside-the-card Art are beautiful and really lifted my spirits. Love that balloon sticker! Best wishes and stay well!
goosey rated for OMAE: Spring Card Exchange on Mar 27, 2020
Comment: love your card, steph! lots of spring wishes in here - thank you!
bigmamabird rated for OMAE: Spring Card Exchange on Mar 26, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the sweet card, pretty embelishments and great quote! I saw a few green tips peeking out of the ground today, over where the sun has made a start melting the snow.
Response: Ohhh, I'm so excited for your Spring to get there! I always love seeing your garden and yard images (and the geese!).
Bananers rated for CSC: Springtime Altered Art Tag on Mar 26, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the very lovely tag!
meeltje57 rated for meeltje57 & stephiedee on Mar 25, 2020
Comment: WOW, it's SO beautiful, this envelope, it's amazing. I keep looking at it. It was the best swap, even without opening it. What I found inside, I don't have the right words to describe how wonderful it is. I love your ATC stickers. The "skinnies" are beyond beleef, so much beauty and harmony in them. True pieces of art. I feel so lucky. Anxious for my swap to arrive. Dear Steph, stay safe ๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’›โค๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿ’•
Response: Thank you so much for the lovely comment, Neeltje, it's truly uplifting to read right now! I'm so happy you enjoyed everything ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ’–
mchesser12 rated for USAPC Paper Destash on Mar 18, 2020
Comment: Thanks for the awesome papers!
Response: You're welcome. Hope you can use them.
kiddomerriweather rated for CSC: Zetti HMPC on Mar 17, 2020
Comment: Thank you for this awesome PC! I love it so much. It's now hanging on my wall. Thank you for the extra zetti elephant PC as well. I have it hanging on my wall, too. :)
Response: Oh good, they both arrived! Happy you liked them both enough to display them. :) They sure were fun to make.
LauraM540 rated for USAPC Paper Destash on Mar 17, 2020
Comment: Thanks for the awesome papers!
Response: You're welcome. Hope you can use them. :)

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kiddomerriweather on Jun 3, 2020:

@warheart sent me a ton of cute papers like the taco and mixed tape ones. My favorite is of balloon animals. It came from Hobby Lobby, but I think they're sold out of it now. :(

kiddomerriweather on Jun 1, 2020:

Thank you for the comic themed ATC from the OMAE PIF ATC Tag. I love it. I don't think I had a comic themed ATC until this one. Do you by chance know who this character is?

kiddomerriweather on May 30, 2020:

Thank you for the ATC's for our trade! I love them all. Yours went in the mail today. I finally got around to it. I've been a little blah lately.

Hell0Z0mbie on May 28, 2020:

Got the quote ATC! Thank you so much, I love it! You are so incredibly talented.

kiddomerriweather on May 27, 2020:

How neat is that? I never had a Glo Worm. My sister was the lucky one. I did have a blankie and I slept with it until I was in my early 30's when it started disintegrating. I had it ever since birth. I still hold a blanket when I sleep.

Hell0Z0mbie on May 21, 2020:

Thank you so much for the amazing HMPC! I always love your art. <3 <3 <3

Heynowokay on May 20, 2020:

Thank you so much for the cheerful OMAE May RAK PC. I have been going through so much lately, so the bright & happiness of the card is greatly appreciated!

Aeon on May 19, 2020:

Ermahgerd! Thank you for the MAY OMAE RAK PC you made! I love itโ€™s rainbow goodness and your art stamps! ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜

Tigerlilyknotwise on May 18, 2020:

Thank you for the OMAE May RAK - lots of color in my mailbox! OMG, the Lisa Frank sticker = flashbacks to middle school LOL

beachchicken on May 18, 2020:

Thank you so much for sending me ATC's for the cello bags. I love your work! These are going up on my bulletin board so I can enjoy them.

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