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Date Joined: December 28, 2011
Last Online: August 21, 2023
Birthday: August 28
Country: United States
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About Me

Swaps Not Yet Received:

I pledge to rate! I open my mail in front of my computer, so I rate while I'm opening my mail. :-)

I always send my swaps! I prepare my swaps in front of my computer too, so as soon as I put postage on it, I mark them sent. I usually do this at night because I have a full time job, so they are picked up by the post office the next day. If you don't receive a swap I sent, please let me know so I can follow up on it. I will happily resend anything eaten by the post office.

Receiving Resent Swaps Every now and again, the USPS will lose swaps, so I advise my partners before rating. Always. I've had a few situations where I will get the resent swap, then I'll also get the original swap at some later date (Thanks USPS). When I end up getting both, I send a "Thank You" in the mail equivalent to the swap sent and received twice because of awesome swap partners. It just seems like the right thing to do. :-)

I live in Northern Virginia with my husband and kitties, but would much rather live in the forest on a mountain. Perhaps when we retire! I work full time and spend most of my days on the computer so by the time I get home I usually stay away from the computer because I'm tired of it. In my free time, I like to make stained glass and fused glass. I also like to try new crafts.

I like to travel but haven't been anywhere since the plague started. Little trips into nature have been so refreshing.

I have a witty and often sick sense of humor. I cuss ... a lot. I enjoy many things geeky. I'm a Nerdfighter ... DFTBA! And I love playing games with friends and family - Munchkin, Cards Against Humanity, and Exploding Kittens are a couple of my current favorites.

I'm also a pagan who is comfortable talking religion to anyone. In my theological studies, I've come to realize that all major world religions can pretty much be boiled down to one thing: Don't be an asshole. :-) So I try not to be.

Things I Love!

These are things I'd love to receive in any form (ATCs, ephemera, goodies, stickers, etc.)

  • Astronomy - Moon, stars, galaxies, constellations, planets ... all the things!
  • Cats
  • Charmander is my favorite Pokémon
  • Chibi things (especially food and animals)
  • Deadpool and all things Deadpool
  • Grumpy Cat
  • Nerdfighters & the Vlogbrothers - DFTBA!!!
  • Old paper
  • Pusheen ❤️
  • Stamps from other countries
  • Trees and/or leaves
  • Washi (any, but I especially like purples, snowflakes, trees, leaves, moon and stars, rabbits, and cats.)

  • Favorite colors are purples, jewel tones, and saturated colors.

  • Snowflakes - One of my favorite websites is http://www.snowcrystals.com/ because they have beautiful pictures of snowflakes as well as a great science section about how snowflakes form and how the crystals grow in nature (2, 3, 6, and 12 points - Never 4, 5, or 8 points!).

Favorite Crafts

Stained Glass

I have been making stained glass and fused glass art since the 1990s. I can use MANY things in my glass work and like to use "weird" things whenever possible ... like sliced agate, river rocks, crystal points, sea glass, sea shells used bike gears, keys, antique glass plates, antique glass buttons, cabochons, chain, jewelry findings, empty bottles, metal stirrups ... I'll use anything! :-)

Other Stuff

I have really been getting in to making ATCs lately and I like receiving ATCs and supplies that I can use when making them. My style is usually a mixed media / collage type style, but I love trying all sorts of new styles and mediums.

I like trying new crafts and find that I can always use ribbon, Sharpies, origami paper, acrylic paints, metal jewelry findings, metal pendants.

I enjoy painting and decorating those plain cheap wood boxes from craft stores as well as other boxes too. It's nice to re-purpose boxes that are in good shape and make them into something prettier and then use them!


Themes and things I don't care for:

  • Bugs & gross things
  • Religious / scripture
  • Caption words or phrases on ATCs
  • Things with little effort put into them
  • Childish / cartoony / kid-oriented things

Tea Swaps


I am allergic to maple syrup. To be safe, please don't send anything that is even maple flavored. Thank you!


I do not like floral teas, blackberry/raspberry, ginger, lemon, licorice/anise, mango, any melons, rooibos, or mint flavors. I also don't like earl grey or anything by Ashby's.

I like plain black teas and I do prefer black tea over green. Darjeeling is my favorite black tea.

I also like flavored teas with peach, orange, strawberry, spices, vanilla, and apple and I like trying new-to-me flavors too.
I am always looking for Twinings Peach Black Tea. They appear to have quit selling it in the States.

Favorite Teas discovered in swaps:

I will always love to receive these flavors!!

  • Ahmad Vanilla Tranquility
  • Greenfield Vanilla Cranberry
  • ICA Chai
  • SPAR Aardbei Thee (strawberry)
  • Stash Vanilla Chai
  • Tazo Organic Peach Cobbler


Comment: Love it. Thank you!
Lyndylou5 rated for Color themed ATC round 3 on Aug 13, 2023
Comment: This purple ATC is gorgeous!! I love everything about it. I appreciate all the work and thought that went into this. Thank you for the postcards too, the coloring one will be fun. I like it when there are tiny little spaces to color, so this one is right up my alley. And Oh My Gosh, the whale card is so cool! I'm glad you decided to send it. Thanks for everything!
Briggy13 rated for Cats! on Aug 10, 2023
Comment: Thank you very much for all the stickers and washi tapes.
Lyndylou5 rated for Nautical ATC ⚓️ on Aug 4, 2023
Comment: I LOVE this ATC, thank you so much! It's beautiful, and you've given me some great ideas. The postcard is super cool too!
ArtsyAbby rated for Color themed ATC round 3 on Aug 3, 2023
Comment: Super cute card. Thanks for the package
Shellyr rated for ACTS: Add lace ATC on Aug 2, 2023
Comment: Thanks.
hibiscus rated for USAPC: 3 Elements ATC #81 on Jul 29, 2023
Comment: An excellent collage love all the texture levels and background .. thank you for sharing your talent and thank you for all the great extra items .. what a special swap this is!
YooperHill rated for USATC: ONE DOZEN LAYERS ATC on Jul 25, 2023
Comment: Nailed it! Thank you very much.
Comment: Three really good cards with a twist.. the winter card .. is my mantra! It is special to me.. the vintage look butterfly is just an amazing collage of elements..the shiny space card is “ out of this world”. Sorry couldn’t help it. It’s so well done and so creative.. thank you for sharing your obvious creative talent ..
boriquaz rated for USATC: Free Theme ATC Swap July on Jul 15, 2023
Comment: Absolutely adorable card. I love a good vintage vibe. Thanks so much and Happy Swapping!
Comment: Thank you so much for your package. The ATCs were lovely! ❣️
PinkPengin rated for Butterfly ATC on Jun 30, 2023
Comment: Not only was your ATC beautifull, I adored everything else you included as well! Thank you so much!
geekgirl1001000 rated for AAA: Sender's Choice x2 May on Jun 14, 2022
Comment: great ATCs - thanks!
CheyanneB rated for AAA: Sender's Choice x2 May on Jun 7, 2022
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful atcs! And for all the stamps - I can’t wait to create with them!!
Comment: Thank you for joining my swap & for the wonderful ATC. It is so awesome with all the cool layers & textures. I really like it :) Grayson enjoyed his ATC too. That was so sweet of you to send it & to personalize an ATC from my likes just for me. I loved the cute hipster animal stickers too :)
CheyanneB rated for AAA: Uno, Dos, Tres! #4 on May 9, 2022
Comment: Love it all!!! Thanks so much! These atcs are fantastic and I look forward to creating with the extra papers!
thequilterslink rated for AAA: Sender's Choice April on Apr 26, 2022
Comment: Thx for adorable ATC and sweet extras..love it all
shellimakes rated for USATC Black and White ATC on Apr 22, 2022
Comment: I love the cute twin kitty ATC you sent for this two-color ATC swap -- thank you! The extras you included are especially lovely, and it's always so fun to spot a beautifully decorated envelope inside my mailbox. Thanks for a lovely swap return. I appreciate you! ♥
DParker85 rated for Art ATC #4 Altered Image Art on Apr 13, 2022
Comment: Girl! That ATC is so stunning! All the fun images are great too, thank you!
Comment: What a lovely blue ATC and thank you for the extras!

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hibiscus on Jul 29, 2023:

Your collage art is exceptional

RiverTopanga on Jun 24, 2021:

Welcome to the Artisan ATC group.

I once made a Charmander, jigglypuff, and a few other pancakes for my son when he was young. "Freehand" as it were. They weren't the best art, but spooning pancake batter can be tricky! It started because my mom used to make us snowmen pancakes when we were young 😉

Look forward to swapping with you 🙂

njstauter on Oct 19, 2017:

How are you doing? I like that you are taking care of yourself first. Thinking of you and wishing you well.

Camg on Feb 26, 2017:

Thank you very much for being an angel in the January tea swap, you were very, I liked it a lot, including the card, once again I thank you, I hope to hear from you in another swap.

LokiAngel on Feb 25, 2017:

Thank you so much for being an angel in the Feb Tea swap! I received the teas today and can't wait to try them! I added you to my profile list of angels.

flowerchild on Dec 7, 2016:

WOW!!!! I got this envelope in the mail today and when I opened it it was like a clown car...goodies kept coming and coming :) Thank you so much, you really went above and beyond a simple token!!!!

jaimierandolph on Sep 21, 2016:

Profile Check for swap: Any kind of Washi or WHATEVER swap #1 Welcome to swap! Hope you enjoy it! Happy Swapping, jaimierandolph

jimncinpease on Jul 14, 2016:

thank you so much for the teas! the apricot one was waaaayyyy delish!!! thank you again so much!

KatlynAva on Jun 28, 2016:

Thank you again for more than making up for the missing postage! You're a wonderful swapper!!!

julierachelliz on Dec 31, 2011:

I would love to see some of your Easter eggs and some of your glass work! From one newbie to another- HI!

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