Swap-bot Time: December 17, 2017 12:12 am


Date Joined: January 18, 2011
Last Online: August 19, 2017

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Artsy Blog

August 2017

I won't be swapping around these parts for the foreseeable future. Just...ugh. I feel too old and/or neurotic for this shit, ha. The thing that makes SB cool kind of makes it a drag after awhile, so I'm setting sail for the calm, easy waters of random art trades among friends. Bon voyagie. If you want to stay connected, either digitally or via snail mail, I am still very active on IG and my blog, hit me up on either.


About Me

Hey. I'm Stephanie, an unapologetic nerd, dork AND geek who enjoys cramming as much creative playtime into whatever free time she can catch between one boring thing or another. I'm in my late 30s, married, with one grown child still at home. We live in Tallahassee, FL.

Artfully, I enjoy collage and mixed media projects most. I make postcards, ATCs, wall art, assemblages, mail art, glue books, zines, artistamps....anything to use up my sizable stash of paper goodies.

I Like It Uh Lot

General Likes

--pop culture
--modern art
--bright colors
--bold design

More Specific Likes

  • Spanish Revival architecture, psychedelic art, graffiti, Marimekko, 50s-70s design/style, geometric shapes, "80s punk princess", Lisa Frank, IKEA, paisley, symbology, typography, Chop Suey, The Hallucinogenic Toreador, Roman Courtship.

  • palm trees, wildflowers, desert flora/fauna, Boston Terriers, beaches, flamingos, cockatoos, emus, forests, goats, horses, chickens, cows, botanical gardens, sunflowers, water lilies, camellias, lizards, alligators, gibbons, unique cats (Oriental Shorthair, Sphynx, Devon Rex).

  • comic books, kawaii foods with faces, poop emoji, Adult Swim, webcomics, memes, reaction gifs, Star Wars, Walt Disney World (the parks themselves), Edgar Allan Poe, Universal Monsters, Halloween, stand-up comedy, 60s-80s, Monty Python, Mel Brooks.

  • anatomy, skulls, skeletons, NASA, old Florida, St. Augustine (FL), anthropology, archaeology, mythology, Medieval history, Arthurian legend, superstitions, occult, world travel, world cultures.

  • Second Gen Chevrolet Chevelles, deep-sea diving helmets/suits, the number 12, hamburgers, hands.

Active Collections

Clowns, Buddha, Budai (Laughing Buddha), maneki neko (lucky cat), owls, dragons (European style), gargoyles/grotesques, Grim Reapers, The Joker, Darth Vader/classic Star Wars, Hav-a-Tampa/Tampa Nugget cigar boxes.

Specific ATC Themes

Halloween (gothic, creepy, macarbe), postage people, postage stamps, travel focused on Asian or South American countries, snarky people, food/cooking, aliens, cute monsters, altered Mona Lisa, notable women, anthropomorphism, Santa Claus (for my mom), sun/moon faces, history memes/mashups (historical figures quoting pop songs, The Captioned Adventures of George Washington).

Gag Me with a Spoon

Please consider these things strictly off-limits:

--Sharks. (phobia)
--Religion. (atheist, not interested in the least)
--Edibles of any sort (including TEA BAGS).

Otherwise, I'm not a fan of:

  • "Keep Calm and [______]"
  • gendered products
  • DIVA, BITCH, PRINCESS branded items
  • gore, horror, slasher films, zombies
  • scrapbook kit crafts
  • Tim Holtz stuff
  • casual use of the term OCD
  • teeny-tiny random punched shapes
  • pen pal letters
  • pastel colors
  • recipes


graciepie49 rated for MPU: Remail Masterboard on Jun 7, 2017
Comment: Of Course I love it! It's a Stephanie Dodson original :-) Thank you for making really great masterboards; it's nice to learn from one of the best.
Artstamper rated for MPU: Cut It Out on May 26, 2017
Comment: Thanks for the wide variety of fun stuff! I will enjoy using them. Ideas are coming already.
Artstamper rated for JUNKIES: Master Backgrounds on May 24, 2017
Comment: Beautiful backgrounds! Especially like the colors and collage bits. Thanks so much.
geekgirl1001000 rated for JUNKIES: Master Backgrounds on May 24, 2017
Comment: great backgrounds! thanks
sweetgypsy rated for JUNKIES: Master Backgrounds on May 23, 2017
Comment: Love the backgrounds! Thank you :)
ttbishop rated for MPU: Positively Postage on May 23, 2017
Comment: I inherited a large and completely disorganized stamp collection recently. It's been fun sorting through it and making albums. It reminds me of my 4th grade sticker collection.
joybells2426 rated for JUNKIES: Sassy Saying on May 17, 2017
Comment: Thank you! I also love that particular saying!
graciepie49 rated for JUNKIES: Dotty on May 14, 2017
Comment: I adore this ATC! It has three themes I really like - blue, circles, and Buddha. The Praying Baby Buddha you clipped from the Design Toscano catalog is way cool. I had one of their catalogs once a long time ago, but they didn't have many of the more interesting themes as they do now. I ordered one; thanks for the tip.
graciepie49 rated for JUNKIES: Shape Study on May 12, 2017
Comment: I've probably apologized before for not rating "in a timely manner," and I'm doing it again. It just gets away from me until I notice a pile of unrated art piling up on my desk. I think your Shape Study ATC is Very cool, and I prefer to see the triangle shapes as mountains. I sometimes enjoy gazing at the mountains and imagining they are large boulders, and giant people are sitting on them having conversations. But, I guess, not ones with triangle points. Triangles are my favorite shape of all. And I enjoyed all the other elements of your ATC also. You are so talented with incorporating multimedia elements, even on art the size of ATCs. The other predominant shape on the card is the circle, which is my second favorite shape. There's kind of a bokeh effect on the ground area that is so imaginative, and the big yellow sun ties in with the ground and makes the whole card look balanced. Thanks for a really nice ATC :-)
Response: Thanks for the nice rating, Grace. I'm glad you like the card.
bigmamabird rated for JUNKIES: Nick Bantock on May 3, 2017
Comment: Love these broody beauties of yours! I also loved the envelope. Thanks for creating this swap, I think it was good that we had to push ourselves..! Which artist will be next?!
MamaMangrove rated for MPU: Easy Sticker Swap on May 1, 2017
Comment: Thanks for all the fun stickers, Steph. I think my faves are your artistamps, but that tiger face is awesome and the Rust-eze Bumper Ointment cracks me up. They'll all get put to good use on future mailings.
Response: I thought you might like those 2! Happy to share with you, Linda.
geekgirl1001000 rated for JUNKIES: Fantastic Plastic on Apr 29, 2017
Comment: Awesome ATC! great use of bubble wrap.
Response: Thanks, glad you like it. The bubble wrap kind of smacked me in the head...surprised I didn't think of using it sooner.
Watsonc7 rated for PVT: watsonc7 & stephiedee on Apr 27, 2017
Comment: i just finished wrapping my swap envie up and immediately tore into yours...so glad I waited to open it, pressure and whatnot. WOW, of course wow....it baffles me how you make your collages so flowy...I don't know if that's the right word, but I love how I'll be finding new things in this collage book every time I look at it, but everything is so well placed that it's calming in a way. Definitely my favorite art book ever, you rock! (Don't look at flickr if you like surprises, about to post yours)
Response: Yay! Stoked you love it. Collage is relaxing for me, so it's nice to hear that vibe carries through. Thanks so much for swapping with me and giving me an excuse to make another little art book (β™₯ making them)!
Lonestarchild rated for Envelope of Goodies swap #2 on Apr 25, 2017
Comment: What a fun envie!! The PC of the frogs flying with the feathers just makes me grin. Thank you so much!
JeanetteC rated for MPU: SCHMPCx2 on Apr 19, 2017
Comment: Hooray for +'s =o)
CraftyDeeney rated for JUNKIES: Mesh Is In on Apr 18, 2017
Comment: Absolutely love this!! thank you so much
Response: You're welcome, happy you love it.
midwestkiwi rated for MPU: April Happy Mail on Apr 18, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the AWESOME April Happy Mail. Updated: (since my partner has rated and it won't be a spoiler) What we prepared was so similar, we might have done spent the afternoon together preparing them--I about fell out with the high five, because I did one, too. Weirdo. I love it!
Response: ha! And I was a little worried about the hand being too random. Cool!
bbsporty rated for MPU: SCHMPCx2 on Apr 18, 2017
Comment: As usual another awesome postcard! Thank you for making the back as fun as the front!
joybells2426 rated for JUNKIES: Funky Little Shack on Apr 10, 2017
Comment: Thanks so much for the funky little shack! I love that you gave it wings.
Response: Glad you liked the wings! Part of me thought they were a little too silly, but I liked the way they looked. :D
Angie rated for MPU: Strictly Stamped HMPC on Apr 5, 2017
Comment: Thanks for the gorgeous postcard Steph! Nice, bright, beautiful colors!
Response: Glad you liked it, Angie! I did one with a lot more colors and it looked a mess. x_x Apparently there is such a thing as "too many colors" (at least in stamping).

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bbsporty on Sep 8, 2017:

Thinking of you and your family as Irma comes your way. Keeping you in my prayers!

jukejan on Aug 16, 2017:


Watsonc7 on Aug 7, 2017:

You're so awesome, you know it! Brightened my day coming home after a long summer vaca and seeing some wonderful rando-mail from you! You make me miss arting, I can't wait to get back in the game! Thanks so much!

joybells2426 on Jun 2, 2017:

Oh goodness! Sorry for the daughter/son mix up! I must have confused you with someone else. I know so many people with graduating kids this year. I'm glad you liked my mandala!

btbeth on May 18, 2017:

πŸ’œπŸ’™Thank you so much for angeling the 8X8X8 paper swap. πŸ’™πŸ’œ I had never seen any of those papers before and I AM IN LOVE! I dont live near any craft stores so my "up to date" paper hoard is miniscule at best, lol Thank you again, πŸ­πŸ©πŸ¬πŸ‰ Sweetness!!

shinyserra on May 11, 2017:

Thanks so much for the awesome handmade postcard you sent me for MOMMAA's April's Monthly Muse :)

pkpeace on May 10, 2017:

Thanks for the awesome kitty postcard! I loved her on IG BUT she's so much better in person! This background is awesome, Steph!

kiddomerriweather on May 10, 2017:

Yesterday I was texting my friend from here and I said, "I got a stephiedee pc. I feel awesome! I sent her animal heads." She informed me that the last part of that statement sounded weird, so I clarified "animal head stickers." πŸ˜‚ I need a bigger cork board. I just have s tiny one. I need to display your awesme pc somewhere prominent. I ❀️ It!

kiddomerriweather on May 9, 2017:

Thank you for the amazing PC! I love it so much! Today was my first day out of bed in a few days because I've been on the down-swing. I'm feeling better and your PC helped to cheer me up some. I always love receiving happy mail from you.

Good news! That Tom Kenny news was b.s. My friend told me that her friend was wrong. I don't know if he was eff-ing with her or what, but she was pretty upset about it. FAKE NEWS!!! Lol. I'm sorry I helped spread it, but I thought it was reliable. She did too. It wasn't malicious on my or her part. She trusted him because he's her best friend. He can be a total jerk wad sometimes (that's my assessment anyway). Hopefully you're not upset with me or her. :/ I'm really sorry.

kiddomerriweather on May 5, 2017:

Sorry to hear you've been down as well. I'm glad the unexpected happy mail cheered you up a bit. Thanks for the adorable dancing Raven gif. Have I already told you this before, because it feels like I have? My memory gets worse every day. I haven't been sleeping. 😳 PM me your email address and I'll send you a pic of the doll. I still can't post it on IG.

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