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stephiedee

stephiedee
Date Joined: January 18, 2011
Last Online: February 16, 2019
Birthday: November 12
Country: United States
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Hello!


February 2019: Taking an indefinite break from hosting/swapping due to some health issues. I'm still around, just not able to focus on making and mailing right now. Feel free to contact me if you need anything or have any questions.


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.

Swapping & mail art are my main social activities these days. 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 you want to check out some of my older stuff, look here: ATCs3D artmail art​.

Otherwise, I overshare on my IG just about daily what projects I'm working on. Here's your spoiler warning. My blog gets updated 1-2 times a month, spirit willing (and the spirit is just about to hit the road on that front).

My groups: Cut-Up Crew, Open Mail Art Exchange and The Project Den.

I'm almost always up for private swaps, especially with people I've swapped with before. I've got supplies to share and lots of creative energy---hit me up if wanna do something. ✌️

Like, Love, Covet

  • 𝙋𝙍𝙊𝙅𝙀𝘾𝙏𝙎: handmade postcards, ATCs, artbooks, gluebooks, zines, artistamps, shrines, assemblages, repainted figurines, altered art.

  • 𝘾𝙊𝙇𝙊𝙍𝙎: 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. 😩

  • 𝙋𝘼𝙏𝙏𝙀𝙍𝙉𝙎/𝙋𝙍𝙄𝙉𝙏𝙎: busy florals, geometric, symbols (hearts, plus signs, stars), tropical botanical, Marimekko, retro florals, visual texture.

  • 𝘼𝙍𝙏 𝙎𝙏𝙔𝙇𝙀/𝘿𝙀𝙎𝙄𝙂𝙉: psychedelic, bohemian, comic book art, graffiti, Gothic, surreal, Spanish Revival Architecture, Mid-Century modern, CSA Design, typography, 70s-80s-90s design.

  • 𝘼𝙉𝙄𝙈𝘼𝙇𝙎: cockatoos, raccoons, sphynx cats, sloths, Boston Terriers, Rottweilers, Pitbulls, capybaras, alligators, ravens, emus, llamas. Really, all animals are cool. Except sharks. 😩

  • 𝙉𝙀𝙍𝘿𝙀𝙍𝙔/𝙋𝙊𝙋 𝘾𝙐𝙇𝙏𝙐𝙍𝙀: 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.

  • 𝘼𝙏𝘾 𝙏𝙃𝙀𝙈𝙀𝙎: Nick Bantock style, altered Mona Lisa, goddesses, 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.

  • 𝙈𝙄𝙎𝘾 𝙄𝙈𝘼𝙂𝙀𝙍𝙔: retro TV sets, cassette tapes, deep sea divers, vintage VW Beetle/Bus, gargoyles, grotesques, Second Generation Chevrolet Chevelle (1968-72), cheeseburgers, hands, skulls, mannequins, dummies.

  • 𝘾𝙊𝙇𝙇𝙀𝘾𝙏𝙄𝙊𝙉𝙎: 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 more inspiration, you can check out my Pinterest boards: CharactersArt"Aesthetic"Misc.


Some of my collections on display in my craft cave.

Wishlist

  • 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; Lisa Frank, weird/silly kawaii, Trader Joe's freebie stickers, hippie, even some teacher reward stickers ("YOU'RE AWESOME!" etc.)---nothing too babyish or mushy though.

  • 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.

  • 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, images of diverse people.

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

My actual wishlist.

Nope!

My 2 major dislikes are:

  1. sʜᴀʀᴋs. Even pics. I have a phobia. Seriously. Shark Week is hell.

  2. ʀᴇʟɪɢɪᴏɴ. I'm atheist. The end.

After those 2 things, I seriously dislike feet, misogynists, gender norms, IG influencers, poor reading comprehension, nationalism, fakeness, bigotry, the willfully ignorant, pushy people, sweet potatoes and burnt popcorn.

Swap Particulars

  • 𝙋𝙡𝙚𝙖𝙨𝙚 do not send me any sort of grocery items: snacks, tea bags, candy, bath/body stuff, makeup samples. I don't wear jewelry either. I'm a life-long allergy sufferer and have to be uber careful about what goes in/on my body. Womp, womp.

  • Supplies I don't use all that much: mass market scrapbook style craft stuff (the exception being patterned scrapbook papers & stickers---I'm not overly fond of Tim, Graphic45, etc.), washi tape samples, antique book pages/sheet music, fabric, bling/"gemstones", tiny (thumbnail sized) punched shapes.

  • Least liked on my list of themes are steampunk, true crime, Paris, shabby chic & disembodied genitalia (no matter how silly) 😝.

  • 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.

  • I DO enjoy/collect clown stuff, especially weird, creepy & silly clowns, BUT I seriously draw a line at real life, horrific clowns like John Wayne Gacy and ICP. Ew.

  • I respect the sender's choice philosophy. I truly want to see what YOU are inspired to make, not what you think I'd like to receive. Put forth your best, authentic effort and if you had fun making something, then the results cannot be bad.

  • I'm pretty easy going when it comes to heart-giving. Extra bits and bobs in an envelope are seriously not required or expected. I have more than enough to contend with in my own stash. ✌

That's the end!


Yay, it's over!

Ratings

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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Comment: Thank you for the arty envie! :)
bigmamabird rated for OMAE: Arty Envelope (INT'L) on Jan 26, 2019
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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. 💖
user2148 rated for OMAE: New Year, New Artistamps on Jan 23, 2019
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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
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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.
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Comment: Love it! Thank you :D
CurlyTea rated for CUCrew: One Subject on Jan 2, 2019
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Comment: Love the birds! So beautifully arranged. Windows would have been very cool as well. Thanks
suntattoo rated for Flat Envie of Fun Part 19 on Dec 26, 2018
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Comment: This was so fantastic. Thank you for all the thoughtful things you added!! <3 Also, I love your penmanship! Happy holidays :)
Response: Oh, that got there quicker than I expected! Thank you for the comment. I'm happy you liked the goodies.
PeliKat rated for OMAE: HMPC - Nostalgic on Dec 19, 2018
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Comment: Stephanie, thank you for the wonderful super-size postcard for this swap! I could tell that you put a lot of passion and love into it and I bet you enjoyed the 'walk down Memory Lane' with the images from your childhood. The Jolly Green Giant was a great touch, standing tall and looking over all the other images! And I loved the way you decorated the address side of the card as well! the whole thing is a work of art and is definitely going into my 'keeper' collection!!! Thanks so much!!!
Response: Thank you for the kind rating comment, Kathy. I'm happy you liked the postcard---it definitely was fun to make. 😊
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Comment: OMG!! I love all of them so much! I laughed out loud at the inspirational Beavis and Butthead, those are amazing. They are beautiful and hilarious and perfect, I love all of the ATCs so much. Even your envelope is amazing. Thank you so much!! I'm planning to get yours in the mail today. :)
Response: Yayyyy! I'm so happy they made you laugh...those are the funnest kinds of cards to make. And I'm glad the booty envelope made it! :D Thanks for the great comment...made my day!
January rated for OMAE: Daily Detritus on Dec 8, 2018
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Comment: Love love love this postcard! Thank you for including such gorgeous and unusual bird stamps on it :) Special!
Response: Happy you love it! I had some fortuitous incoming mails recently that went into that postcard - the bird stamps were repurposed off an envelope @bbsporty sent me.
January rated for CUCrew: Collab ArtBook, Part 1 on Nov 30, 2018
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Comment: Your folio is amazing and I love what you did with the themes. I can't wait to see what's planned for the next swap....Thanks for hosting! Such a great idea!
Response: I'm happy you liked it and the swap - thank you for the comment! I really cannot wait to collect all the pages and get this little book together. It's going to be awesome.

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Comments

kiddomerriweather on Feb 12, 2019:

Teehee!

spotteddogs on Feb 11, 2019:

Thank you for the darling birthday card and for thinking of me with the WW February wish!

Cgscdy on Feb 10, 2019:

Thank you so much for the stickers RAK. Adding them to my collection.

goinjenny on Feb 9, 2019:

Thank you for the wishes in Wonderful Wishes February!!

1koolkrafter on Feb 9, 2019:

Hey there...so glad you received the package and liked what I sent. Enjoy and have a great day! 🤗

sherba31 on Feb 9, 2019:

Thanks so much for the WW February mailart wish. I love your style. I can see how you mentioned on your blog how you seal with a bit of paint. USPS machines make me nervous about naked pcs. I'm not sure I'm ready for Spring because as you know that means the HEAT is not far behind. We dropped about 20 degrees from yesterday so it's still up and down for now.

Paige1900 on Feb 6, 2019:

YAY! Thank you for the great stamped images and the cuts for Wonderful Wishes February 2019. I can't wait to use some of it!

kiddomerriweather on Feb 5, 2019:

Thank you for the hilarious Valentine and the much needed ATC blanks. You made my day!

bigmamabird on Feb 4, 2019:

Awesome MMH ATC, Steph... Many thanks! You know I like the elephants..! There actually are some signs of spring - we had our first goose egg! It's still very much winter, but that egg is a promising start.

susieq11 on Feb 1, 2019:

Oh I’m sorry!!! 🤦🏻‍♀️🙈 Hope the rest was ok. I didn’t even see it. 😑😰

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