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thevmatt

thevmatt
Date Joined: September 30, 2009
Last Online: December 9, 2019
Birthday: November 10
Country: United States
@vmarloweart
@happymailv (spoilers)

About Me

I am a mixed media artist in Lynchburg, VA. I share my art on my Instagram accounts (links above).

I'mma Homeschooling momma of 3....I'm in 1st, 5th, and 7th grade;) We stay BUSY with extra curricular: swimming, wrestling, and baseball. We also have 4 dogs and a cat that keep us busy too.

I believe in Jesus Christ as my Lord and Savior. I have many interests, but am here for swapping. I like to send quality items and works. I mainly join ATC, mixed media, fb/deco, penpal, and greeting card type swaps.

****New Pen pals wanted**** So, I love to write personal, CHATTY, medium to long letters. I love decorated mail, and sometimes send little things like ATCs, greeting cards, mixed media papers, die cuts...just little lite weight flat things. If you're in the USA I can afford a little bulkier package or envelope for swapping things. I do mainly enjoy swapping handmade things though. I prefer handwritten chatty letters.

Hobbies

So, some of my hobbies are martial arts, volleyball, watching youtube crafting/arting videos. I love to look through Pinterest for ideas, and new takes on art/mixed media.

I mainly do mixed media on my ATCs. I love stamped images, stencils, different papers to gelli print on, I LOVE LOVE LOVE gelli printing....if you have not gotten one... DO - you will not regret it!!!

I homeschool the kids. So, I do a lot of researching on all the topics that go along with that;) Its hard...that's all I'm gonna say! LOL!

Things I like to get

Before I list all these "wants"...I just want to say that I am always growing and learning in my art...so one of the best things anyone can give me is more knowledge of their techniques, so if you are sending anything mixed media or handcrafted....a brief or detailed;) explanation of your steps to get what you got is just really awesome and very appreciated!!!

Things I like to receive:

1.) Stamped images: Really any, and I especially love them stamped on WHITE TISSUE PAPER. I will take as many as you can send. The tissue paper is very easy to add to any texture, and then it turns translucent except for the image lines. It's really neat, if you have not tried this, please do, it opens a whole other world. So, some image ideas: - sentiments (any, holiday, hellos, happy birthdays, any!) - Cute girls: I do like bigger images, but any mixed media ones, gorjuss, etc. - ANY mixed media stamps - different colors too. - any shapes, objects: examples are - coffee cups, trees, flowers, shoes, butterflies, houses, postage stamps, clocks, keys, anything;) - Background stamps- any big background stamps would be cool. NOTE If you do decide to send stamped images on tissue paper, don't worry so much about them tearing or being folded, etc. just fold them up flat to mail, no big deal;)

2.) used postage stamps - I collect them and would love any you might have on hand. They can be any...but of course the more unique the "better";) Some of my favorite designs are people, buildings, animals, landscapes, and planes...ok, so I just named about all the design categories...haha. I do like the postage mark on them, not the black sharpie cross over, but I will not refuse a stamp, any will do!

3.) handmade, by you...pretty much anything: Any gelli printed backgrounds, any mixed media-type backgrounds. I probably would use them for ATCs, but I would prefer the cuts larger.....like so they can fit in the envie of course, but almost the size of it...hope that made sense. They don't have to be "perfect"....honestly they will be layered on 1,000 times any ways;) I like handmade card embellishments, ATCs, flip books, etc. I love making greeting cars, so if you make them, I love to see other cards and see how they are put together....get some ideas.

4.) Plain and simple embellishments: nothing fancy or really thick - regular round brads, enamel dots, simple paper flowers, border stickers, border punches (the papers punched out by you, not the punches themselves), plane tags (big ones), journal cards, etc.

5.) die cuts: The papers (not the dies) - doilies, any Tim Holtz alteration or mixed media die cuts, flowers, fences, trees, sentiments for holiday and birthdays...ANYTHING hahaha.

6.) Decorative papers and stickers: Very plain with these too...I like grungy, shabby chic, vintage type card stocks, not really out doorsy bee design type stuff...unless its Tim Holtz grungy looking....pretty much everything looks good with his style.

Stuff I dislike...

I would rather not get cosmetics, candies, or other non craft related things...unless it is unique to your country (not US).

I don't particularly like regular ATC size decorative paper...I have so much already. I enjoy handmade papers....that you've painted, stamped, doodled on, etc. I appreciate even your grocery lists, any lists or notes you've written on. I can use them in my mixed media projects.

MAINLY, I just like nicely put together swaps that fit the requirements...lol! I don't rate down for swaps that I think are ugly or don't agree with.

Ratings

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Comment: Thank you!
darcilena rated for MMA: Artist Trading Coins on Sep 5, 2019
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Comment: 1st of all thanx so much for swapping! I got your coins today. Everyone's look so stream lined compared to mine. I love the little girl & words & painted envelope was so awesome too.I'm so pumped to start doing gelli prints! I'm in la la land. Haven't had happy mail 2 days in a row in over 6 years. And 1 more on the way. Loved your Art!:) ๐Ÿ˜˜โค
Response: Thanks so much;) I am happy you liked it all!!
gillman rated for MMA: Abstract ATC on Aug 31, 2019
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Comment: Very pretty, thank you!
Response: Thanks so much!!
gillman rated for MMA: Artist Trading Coins on Aug 31, 2019
5
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Comment: Gorgeous! Thank you so much!
Response: Thanks so much!!
dobie256 rated for MMA: Artist Trading Coins on Aug 28, 2019
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Comment: Wow I would give these coins extra hearts if I could. You have an awesome style! Love the background prints and then you collaged/embellished them beautifully. I am very happy to add these to my collections. Hope to swap with you again! <3<3<3
Response: Thank you so much for your kind words!! I hope we swap again as well;)
renmagpie rated for MMA: Abstract ATC on Aug 26, 2019
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Comment: Thank you for a great, mixed media ATC! I love the colours and techniques you used. xoxo
Response: Thanks! Glad you liked it;)
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Comment: Thanks for all the awesome papers!!
Response: Your welcome!
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Comment: Thanks for all the great papers! Canโ€™t wait to use them!!
Response: I'm happy you liked all them;)
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Comment: The papers are so pretty. Can't wait to use them. Thank you so much.
Response: Your welcome! I am glad you like them;)
Tamawi rated for DB: Move Your US Decos - US Only on Aug 14, 2019
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Comment: Thank you for the decos. And an extra thank you for including a plant one for me!
Response: Happy you liked it!
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Comment: Thank you for the three decos - they are great and I look forward to putting my page in them. Cheers!
Response: Awesome!
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Comment: Thank you so much for the beautiful envelopes, altered pink, happy color!!
Response: Glad you liked everything!
Bantiarna rated for NH- HappyMail-international on Jul 13, 2019
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Comment: These are awesome thank you!!!
Response: Thanks!! Happy you liked the swap!
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Comment: Gorgeous! Thank you for a delightful decorated envie and the lovely notecard - I will have a hard time parting with it:)
Response: Happy you liked everything!
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Comment: I'm sorry it has taken me so long to rate. I was so happy to be receiving a swap from you, Vanessa, and even more happy when it arrived. From your envie to everything inside, it's such a beautiful swap. I love your artwork!!! Thank you so much for everything. I've really missed being in touch with you.
Response: Yay! I am happy you liked it all. I hope things are going well with you!!
camelsamba rated for HMPC: Red, White, and Blue! on Jul 6, 2019
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Comment: really nice postcard! i like all the layers and visual texture, and the paper itself feels really great :^)
Response: Happy you liked it!
PaperPassion rated for YTPC: Triple Pocket Tag on Jul 6, 2019
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Comment: Beautiful tag and I love all the things you tucked into the folds.Thanks so much for everything.
Response: Sweet! I tried stuffing as much as I could;)
Fraggle80 rated for Card Making Challenge #63 on Jul 5, 2019
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Comment: Your mixed media card was lovely thankyiu
Response: Thanks so much!!
Holunderfee rated for Hexagon / HoneyComb MailArt on Jun 28, 2019
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Comment: Thanks for your honeycomb mailart and the extras.
Response: Glad you liked it!!
Piroshilove rated for Washi Washi - June on Jun 28, 2019
5
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Response: Thank you so much!!

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Comments

CurlyTea on Oct 31, 2018:


Happy Halloween!

Aladyjackson on Sep 30, 2018:

Sorry to read about your ankle! Feel better soon, I have a swap idea to share with you when you are up and ...running๐Ÿ‘€(get the pun??) *schnarkys!! ๐Ÿค—

Aladyjackson on Jul 30, 2018:

It was amazing, this is REALLY mixed media art, I truly love it! And the backgrounds you made for me were scrumptious I canNOT wait to use them! I also cannot wait to do my entries in these awesome decos! Except the geisha one, I have no idea what I can do there but Iโ€™m gonna try!! Thanks again for this swap. You are so talented!

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