Swap-bot Time: May 21, 2019 10:06 pm


Date Joined: January 18, 2011
Last Online: May 21, 2019
Birthday: November 12
Country: United States
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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.

If anything here sparks your interest for a private swap (or a new, semi-regular mail pal), message me! I'm always down for a one-on-one exchange. 😊 Currently ISO people who want to trade profile inspired paper goodies + a handmade thing.

Like, Love, Covet

  • π™‹π™π™Šπ™…π™€π˜Ύπ™π™Ž: handmade postcards, ATCs, artbooks, gluebooks, zines, artistamps, shrines, assemblages, repainted figurines, altered art.

  • π˜Ύπ™Šπ™‡π™Šπ™π™Ž: ALL bright & bold colors; the whole rainbow; neons; royal purple, turquoise, candy apple red, sunshine yellow. I never met a color I didn't like. Except beige. 😩

  • π™‹π˜Όπ™π™π™€π™π™‰π™Ž/π™‹π™π™„π™‰π™π™Ž: busy florals, geometric, symbols (hearts, plus signs, stars), tropical botanical, Marimekko, retro florals, visual texture.

  • π˜Όπ™π™ π™Žπ™π™”π™‡π™€/π˜Ώπ™€π™Žπ™„π™‚π™‰: psychedelic, bohemian, comic book art, graffiti, Gothic, Memphis, surreal, Spanish Revival Architecture, Mid-Century modern, CSA Design, typography, 70s-80s-90s design.

  • π˜Όπ™‰π™„π™ˆπ˜Όπ™‡π™Ž: cockatoos, raccoons, sphynx cats, sloths, Boston Terriers, Rottweilers, Pitbulls, capybaras, alligators, ravens, emus, llamas. Really, all animals are cool. Except sharks. 😩

  • π™‰π™€π™π˜Ώπ™€π™π™”/π™‹π™Šπ™‹ π˜Ύπ™π™‡π™π™π™π™€: MCU, spaceships, aliens, NASA, Universal Monsters, Dragon Ball, Adult Swim, memes, reaction gifs, stand-up comedy, anime, Discworld Universe, Judge Judy, 90s alt/grunge, riot grrrl, 80s cartoons, RuPaul's Drag Race.

  • π˜Όπ™π˜Ύ π™π™ƒπ™€π™ˆπ™€π™Ž: Nick Bantock style, altered Mona Lisa, goddesses, Zetti, funky shacks, anthropomorphic animals, snarky people and animals, creepy/spooky Halloween, Day of the Dead, history memes, comic book art, sun/moon faces, inspirational (not spiritual) quotes/words, food puns.

  • π™ˆπ™„π™Žπ˜Ύ π™„π™ˆπ˜Όπ™‚π™€π™π™”: retro TV sets, cassette tapes, deep sea divers, helmets, vintage VW Beetle/Bus, gargoyles, grotesques, Second Generation Chevrolet Chevelle (1968-72), cheeseburgers, hands, skulls, mannequins, dummies, the number 12.

  • π™ˆπ™π™Žπ™„π˜Ύ/𝙏𝙑: I'm stuck in the 80s/90s when it comes to music. I β™₯ heavy metal, riot grrrl, new wave, rap, punk, grunge & even a little country from the 80s/90s. As for TV, I watch way too much, but right now I'm addicted to Pitbulls & Parolees, any vet show, Judge Judy/Hot Bench, The Good Place, RuPaul's Drag Race, What We Do in the Shadows and At Home with Amy Sedaris.

  • π˜Ύπ™Šπ™‡π™‡π™€π˜Ύπ™π™„π™Šπ™‰π™Ž: classic Star Wars with a focus on Darth Vader, skulls (calaveras and just. skulls o_O), Buddha, Budai, Maneki Neko, CLOWNS (yes, clowns; silly, scary, creepy, cute clowns).

I'm highly visual so if you want to SEE what I like, you can check out my Pinterest boards: Characters β€’ Art β€’ "Aesthetic" β€’ Misc.

Some of my collections on display in my craft cave.


  • Mail supplies: plain envelopes, well made handmade envelopes, hand-painted/inked envelopes, note cards (4x6 and larger), shipping labels and flat baggies (cello or paper).

  • FUN, flat, colorful stickers for decorating envelopes and postcards; especially Lisa Frank, weird/silly kawaii, Trader Joe's freebie stickers, hippie, animals, SOME teacher reward stickers ("YOU'RE AWESOME!" and general affirmations like that, stars, etc), "Fashion Angels" stickers (emojis, cute animals, positivity, teen stuff). Not interested in anything preschool level, mushy/lovey-dovey or planner specific (days of the week, chores, appointments, etc).

  • authentic vintage yearbook portraits, from about the 40s-60s. I have a 1977 university yearbook if you'd like to exchange a page or 2 for your older yearbook pages...lots of big hair, big glasses and mutton chops.

  • creative paper materials for collage; graph papers, paint palette papers, typewritten pages, photocopies, modern ephemera, flat textural elements (die-cuts, drywall tape, sequin waste), colorful maps, patterned tissue paper, images of diverse people, visual texture images, images from modern cultural/art/lifestyle mags (Bust, Juxtapoz, Paper, ARTNews, Thrasher, Surfer, AFAR).

  • a cure for my husband's snoring; spell, potion, old housewives remedy, karate move...

My actual wishlists:

Please Do Not Send

  • 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. TBH I don't have a lot of interest in atheist things either.

  • 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.

  • On the crafty supply front: I'm not a big fan of Tim Holtz or other "celebrity crafters" and their product lines; theme dislikes: steampunk, zombies, Disney fairy tales, wedding, baby, Paris, Victorian.

  • I don't have a problem with the human body in any shape or state of dress, but I get seriously bothered by random "floating" genitalia (male or female). I don't know why...they're as annoying as the random mustache trend.


99.9% of my outgoing mail goes in my mailbox at the end of my driveway. Our post person runs anywhere between 10AM (!!) and 7PM (!!), so if I don't rate that day after receiving, I will the following morning. I keep a spreadsheet and stay pretty organized....so I will follow up when a reasonable amount of time has passed without any notification of my swap being received by you. I'm an old hat at this stuff.

I aΜ²lΜ²wΜ²aΜ²ysΜ² rate swaps received and aΜ²lΜ²wΜ²aΜ²ysΜ² acknowledge tags/RAKs/etc received. If I haven't done so in a timely manner for something you sent me, it's probably lost...or taking the slow boat. I may be awkward AF, but I'm grateful to all who share their time and creativity and want them to know it.

I'm easy going when it comes to handing out hearts and would really love to see your honest efforts more than anything. Please don't feel that you need to send me random extras with a swap. There are plenty of bits and pieces here to entertain me. Also, it's pretty clear when someone sends you extra stuff to finagle a heart vs. when someone sends you a pretty specific thing that's relevant to you out of the kindness of their heart. Kindness is always appreciated.

Stuff that's typically taboo here, doesn't bother me...in fact, I really like most of it. Snakes, bugs, occult, dark humor, nudity, profanity, random weirdness, adult themes...bring it.


That's the end!


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 β™₯
Response: Yay! πŸ€— 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! πŸ˜ƒπŸ‘πŸ»
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. πŸ’–
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.
sweetgypsy rated for OMAE: New Year, New Artistamps on Jan 23, 2019
Comment: Love each one! This is new to me but looks to be oh so fun! Thank you! :)
Response: Yay, I'm happy you're giving them a go! They're a bit addicting (like everything else) once you get started. Glad you liked my set! Thanks for the comment.
Comment: I didn't realize how cute and tiny these would be... I haven't started mine yet, but yours inspires me... Many thanks!
Response: I know, same here! They are really fun...wish I had started playing with them sooner. Happy you enjoyed it - thanks for the comment!
user2148 rated for OMAE: The Word is...Tranquil on Jan 15, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful pc- loved the feel of it, very tranquil!
Response: Thank you for the comment - I'm glad you enjoyed it and tranquility came across. 😌✌️
graciepie49 rated for OMAE: Mail Art Brochure on Jan 11, 2019
Comment: This is fabulous, great composition and layout, wonderful colors, awesome message! BTW - Thank you for all you do for your fellow mail-artist swappers. We/I appreciate you very much.
Response: Thank you, Grace, for the comment and support. I really appreciate it. Glad you liked the brochure - that was a fun one to make!
January rated for CUCrew: Collab ArtBook, Part 2 on Jan 8, 2019
Comment: Thanks for the mini book pages - I do enjoy this size! (and, yes, now I've got 2 of yours :) no complaints :)
kfaye rated for TheDen: Happy Birthday, Edgar! on Jan 7, 2019
Comment: Love it! Thank you :D
CurlyTea rated for CUCrew: One Subject on Jan 2, 2019
Comment: Love the birds! So beautifully arranged. Windows would have been very cool as well. Thanks

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LadyJo on May 21, 2019:

Thank you for the neat stickers and great postcards! I love the St. Augustine postcard. I was there two years ago!

Rainydancer on May 18, 2019:

Thank you so much for the incredible pick 2 tag items! The labels are adorable and so me! All the paper goods and stickers make me want to start crafting-unicorns, jellyfish, pretty paper-all my favorite!

nisforneville on May 17, 2019:

Thank you so much for the stickers! You obviously paid attention to my likes, because it’s a great assortment!

kiddomerriweather on May 14, 2019:

Yay! It finally got there! I was getting worried. I'm glad you like it. I got the stamps from a friend who sold 80's stuff on Etsy. It was stuff he couldn't sell and he just gave to me.

Journeyoften on May 14, 2019:

Thank you so very much for sharing your ATC card with me! The pug is adorable and your artwork is wonderful! It was so nice of you to bless me with this! Thanks! <3

MissPaula on May 11, 2019:

I AM! I love your style! I always get inspiration from you. The harlequin diamond pattern, I love it and I don't know why I don't keep that stamp at my fingertips. Thanks for the ATC's from your Spring Clean out. Love them!

HippieChick on May 8, 2019:

Thank you for the super awesome sassy bird birthday card! Love it!

user6937 on May 8, 2019:

Your ATC Spring Clean-out RAK of a Halloween ATC and Coin have arrived - amazing work, as usual! Thank you :)

Singske on May 8, 2019:

It is always a pleasure receiving an OMAE arty envelope from you. After going to work in the rain on my bicycle, having a flat tie, it was not easy not to lose my coolπŸ€ͺ So this great envie was the thing I needed! Love the cat! Thank you so much⭐️⭐️⭐️

supersquirrel on May 6, 2019:

Hi Steph - I received your wonderful ATCs from the ATC Sprng Clean Out RAK. I love them - you are such an artist. Thank you for the painted envelope too. I'll make cool die cuts from it again :)

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