Swap-bot Time: May 30, 2020 4:35 pm


Date Joined: October 7, 2012
Last Online: August 14, 2016

Country: United States
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About Me

UPDATE 5/14/14 me and the baby are finally back home and doing well!

UPDATE: 4/19/14 I have been admitted to the hospital and I will not be going home until this baby shows up! :( I miss my babies terribly.

UPDATE: I am almost 34 weeks and still on bed rest due to some complications in my pregnancy! Some of my swaps got sent out late due to unforseen circumstances but please be rest assured they are on their way! I have message my partners and hope they will forgive me and my booger faced husband. ( I told him I was going to write that! )

I am a full time Nurse and a full time Mama! I have two beautiful boys- a 4 year old, Sully and a 1 1/2 year old, Truman + 1 on the way! I have been crafting my whole life. I am an avid reader when the children give me the chance. I am a quiet, introspective person but I am also very sarcastic and funny( at least I have been told that) My husband is usually the only one who can lure me out of my solitude. But I am looking forward to making new friends and swapping fun little items.

Things I would like to swap/re

I am in desperate need of lace! My supply is very low! I use mostly white, black, or off white but any colors would be appreciated!!


I love stationary- especially old stuff.

Vintage postcards or handmade postcards.

I like random magazines and clippings.

Old book pages, Or just any book pages.

I love children's books, so any pages or illustrations from them would be cool. Especially any from the late 80's or older.

I love jewelry but I am allergic to nickel.

Pens of any kind and pencils too!

Erasers- the pink ones or white ones. I like to make stamps out of them :)

Any newspapers written in non-english.



random pieces of fabric

I am not easily offended so nudity and profanity do not bother me.

Found objects

Random bits of shiny things

Favorite Media

Television: Sherlock, Bones, 30 Rock, Friends, How I Met Your Mother, Futurama, Family Guy, King of The Hill, Home Movies, New Girl, Hell's Kitchen. I like to watch cartoons of all kinds but I love adult swim and archer as well.

Books :I mainly read sci fi/fantasy and paranormal/other Romance. Some of my favs are Song of Earth and Power by Greg Bear, The Cold Fire Trilogy, Towing Jehovah, the Descent, The Finovar Tapestry, Romance authors include Nora Roberts, Jennifer Crusie, and Kim Harrison.

Movies: Mary Reily, Young Frankenstein, Sleepy Hollow, Gangs of new York, Pride and Prejudice, Reservoir Dogs, Casino, Pulp Fiction, Anchorman, Serenity, I also like a lot of foreign movies, weird asian and spanish movies that my husband always manages to find.

My Swap Promise

I love to make things for other people. I put a lot of work and effort into the items I make or send out. It stinks to get let down in a swap so if you are ever disappointed with something I make/send please do not hesitate to message me and I will do everything I can to make it up to you.

Favorite Crafts

Pencil and paint are my first loves. I have been drawing since I could hold a pencil in my hand.

I love paper crafts- paper mache, scrapbooking, origami to name some.

I love sewing. I am not great at it on a machine but I love to hand sew.

I love to crochet and I do so very well!! - if I say so myself, and I do :) I can't much knit tho.

I love to make felt plushies.

I am carving my own stamps now and loving it. I also work with store bought and digi stamps.

I also got a lovely present from my husband- all of the spectrum noir markers and I am busy learning how to use them...I am pretty sure I love them!

I also love mixed-media art.

I have made my own jewelry and worked with metals. I wish I had my own studio for it!

I cross stitch and do a little embroidery.

Favorite Colors

Green is my absolute favorite. Any shade.

I love jewel tones. Deep reds and purples and teals.

I also like Earthy colors. Rich browns and greens(of course)

I really love all the colors but these are my favorite.

Things I like

Coffee!! I am a coffee addict.

I love to garden and can be found outdoors with the children growing or weeding or digging something!

I collect lots of different things. I love vintage sewing needle packs. I have lots of vintage wooden spools- you can never have too many!!

I also collect children's books. Some to keep and read to my boys or myself :) Others I grab to make pages, cards and art journal pages with.

I like oddities. I like vintage. I also enjoy new and modern. I really like a bit of everything.

Toys! I love toys, like LaLa Looopsie, anything that is tiny I will love!

Alice and Wonderland

Han kerchiefs



Glass jars, old mason jars and milk jars


old watches



curios and minis

found objects


HP Lovecraft

Sugar Skull




I like macabre

I don't follow fads or trends- I like what I like, which just happens to be a very eclectic mixture of things :)

Forest critters(owls, bunnies, deer, etc)




Vintage images



Not Interested in

Religious items {I do like christmas and halloween non-religious items}, Political items, Anything racist or hateful, Perfumes- I have reactions to most, I don't mind Vampire items as long as they are not to do with the Twilight series.


I try to rate the same day that I have received your swap.

I rate people based on their effort. I know we all have different artist abilities and thats ok- but I do not like to get some slapped together work in return for my effort.

I give hearts based on overall effort - not on the extras sent with the swap.


Comment: Hello, I have sent 2 messages on 8/14 and 10/4 about not receiving this swap: HD/HP ATC Sender's Choice - August 6, 2016. I will re-rate if this is received. Original swap link is here: http://www.swap-bot.com/swap/show/226354
Fry rated for Offensive Atc on Oct 20, 2016
Comment: Considering that you havent been online since August I am confident that this one was missed! Hope all is well! If you would ever like to resend this swap I will rerate!
Created46 rated for EASU: Mixed Media Circles ATC on Sep 6, 2016
Comment: I have not received this swap at this time, nor have I heard from you. When you return I will be more than willing to open up communication about this swap. I do hope all is well.
BevT rated for VC: Vintage ATC with a book page - USA on Jul 2, 2014
Comment: Tara - Thank you for the book page ATC, the vintage greeting card and the extra images & papers. Your pretty green envelope was mixed with my scrapbook papers. Sorry for the late rating! Thanks for being my partner. : )
user6937 rated for CC: Circles, circles, circles! on Apr 23, 2014
Comment: Paint chips always come in handy! Hope you're doing well.
ransom rated for VC: Vintage Matchbox Book Swap on Apr 20, 2014
Comment: WOW!!! And I mean WOW!! This matchbox is so stunning I am speechless to even know how to say thank you. Your art is down right gorgeous!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Then you added such nice surprises. Your matchbox truly is my favorite out of all the ones I have received. Beautiful beyond words and I thank you more than I can say. A million hearts to you and I envy your talent in art. Thanks again!!
Response: Well...wow! Thanks so much for the wonderful words! I am very happy to hear that you love this :D It makes it so much easier to give up a little piece of you when it goes to someone that appreciates it so much! You are so welcome!
123Poggy123 rated for Same stamp used 2 ways on Mar 20, 2014
Comment: I love what you did for this swap. Very nice job.
Comment: OMG!!!!!! this is the most amazing atc I have received in a long time, you are very talented!
kiki95816 rated for Vintage Skinny: Lady w/ Wings on Feb 18, 2014
Comment: thanks for resending nice work
Response: Glad you liked it and so happy it arrived!! :)
donetta rated for Rats, Mice and Cats! on Sep 19, 2013
Comment: Tara, thank you so much for the super envelope stuffed with the sweetest cat things! I'm so disappointed for you that the first batch went missing...I feel bad, too, but I don't know what I missed, and you do! But truly, I couldn't have asked for a better collection of kitty kuteness! I wish I could give you many hearts.
Aumonae rated for PC- STOP! Paper Time... on Sep 18, 2013
Comment: Thank you for both the ATCs!!! They, and the stamps, were really neat to look at :) I also liked the pages, thank you! So sorry you had to resend :(
JavaJunkie rated for FUCK YOU ATC on Jul 18, 2013
Comment: Thank you for the fucking awesome Fuck You ATC and great fucking extras! Fuck yeah.
doodlebugdezines rated for The Horror of Flight ATC on Jul 8, 2013
Comment: Awesomely creepy ATC. Loved the extras, too! You perfected the "Nooooo!" cat on my profile. Clever and wonderful! Thank you!
BeeMGee rated for Add A House on Jul 8, 2013
Comment: So cute. Absolutely love it..especially the little door. Thanks
Comment: You CANNOT have this back!!!!! I LOVE it :) It is beautiful artwork and anything else would only detract from it... so it is mine and I am keeping it ;p
Response: LOL! Well then! I am so happy that you like it so much :D I felt so bad that I had messed up my own swap! But I am too happy to hear such enthusiasm for my work! Thanks for the rating and the heart! You are too kind :)
mypoohbear60 rated for Add A House on Jul 1, 2013
Comment: Thank you, the ATC is great and I love the extra goodies too.
choke rated for CQ: 4-L-T ** H E A R ** on Jun 29, 2013
Comment: Thank you so much for the beautiful twinchies!! I really appreciate the love you put into your work. These will always be gems of my collection.
georgiafae rated for Altered Text ATC---ORANGE on Jun 26, 2013
Comment: I like Halloween-so that didn't bother me-it was a great altered card. Makes it even funnier when you know my sister has a big Maine Coon cat named Bacon. Thanks for all the great extras too-what fun stuff!
Rocktopus rated for Free the TaTas! on Jun 17, 2013
Comment: Again, quite lovely!
Rocktopus rated for Completely Inappropriate ATC #2 on Jun 17, 2013
Comment: this ATC was awesome! if you host one like this count me in, i love the idea, and if you dont, i may have to host :)

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bjmonroe on Sep 22, 2016:

Candyn29 on Oct 30, 2014:


LauraAust on Feb 6, 2014:

choke on May 31, 2013:

Yay! Thank you so much for joining my twinchie swap!

Melyssa on Mar 4, 2013:

Hi from south Richland! I saw your post in the locations group. :-)

tengu2 on Dec 17, 2012:

Welcome to Goddess Reborn:) May you find many enjoyable swaps with us in 2013.

tengu2 on Nov 15, 2012:

Welcome to the hand drawn painted ATC group. I look forward to getting the chance to get see your art. Happy swapping

stampmom9 on Nov 12, 2012:

Thanks so much for the leaving the wonderful comment it really made my day!!!!! I am willing to do a private swap anytime! Have a wonderful day!! Hugs, Dawn Gallop stampmom9

oreon on Nov 8, 2012:


Welcome to Crafty Witches. Please familiarize yourself with our New Member requirements.

Thanks for joining us!

karry on Nov 2, 2012:

Welcome to Swap-bot! When I rated you on your swap I didn't realize you are new! I hope you like it here. Let me know if you ever want to do a private swap for ATCs.

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