Swap-bot Time: February 21, 2018 11:13 am


Date Joined: September 30, 2009
Last Online: February 21, 2018
Birthday: November 10
Country: United States
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About Me

Slowly getting back into swapping....and blogging, so check that out if you get the chance. There will be some spoilers on there, so if a post is labeled "Spoiler" and swap name...just scroll past really fast..lol. I'mma Homeschooling momma of 3....Kindergarten, 4th, and 6th. I stay BUSY with extra curricular: karate, swimming, wrestling, basketball.....on and on! lol. 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, and greeting card type swaps. So, yea....Happy Swapping Y'all.

****Read "Right Now" section to know what is going on right now lol!!****


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

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 keep an open mind on this....I try to look at things from different angles and understand other points of views. So, unless it's purposefully offensive, I'll try to understand...find the good in it I guess.

As for crafty stuff, I usually just have to see it. I don't really prefer Holiday themed anything unless I signed up for it in a swap. I don't care for cutsy bee, doll, or other designs.

With that said, I would never rate down for getting something that I don't personally like, but is in good condition....another words, its not OBVIOUSLY thrown together cheaply.

Swapping with Me:-)

PLEASE let me know if you have a problem...I'm easy to work with.


All decos for my swaps have been made, just waiting on partners.

****I may or may not be joining any swaps for a little while due to health issues****

Right now...

I have been diagnosed with cervical cancer, and will have a radical hysterectomy on Feb. 22. I will probably not sign up for any new swaps until after the surgery. I do have a 6 week recovery period where I am not suppose to do anything....basically lift 10lbs, so I am hoping that I will get to do tons of crafting during that time...I am just not sure. I know the surgery is serious...and am just unsure of how I am going to feel afterwords for a while.

PRAYERS APPRECIATED!!! Specifically for all the cancer to be isolated to the cervix, and not the surrounding tissue, especially the lymph nodes. THANK YOU!

If your feeling generous....

So, I am thinking more time generous versus money. If you have time to make me address-like decorated labels...that'd be great.

So, it would not be address labels, but labels I would use to sign FBs...friendship books. Anyways, this is what I would like for them to say:

**Vanessa M. in the US **hero123ethyl12@yahoo.com **www.marlowesmakings.blogspot.com **Swaps Art Decos, and nice fbs!

If you want to do this and don't understand, just shoot me a message. They also do NOT have to be on sticky paper...a plain printed sheet would be wonderfully appreciated!! LOL!

**indicates the start of a new line

FBs and DECOS made for me;)

If you are making a Deco or FB for me, please do not put my address on it. Mainly because there is a possibility we will move at some point. I much rather you put my email address instead. You can also put my blog address too if you want. Thanks!!!


Comment: Thank you for the awesome ATC, AND the 2 EXTRA-wow! What a nice surprise!
Response: I am glad you liked them!! Thanks!!!
MsLee rated for Painted ATC swap on Jan 31, 2018
Comment: Vanessa, thank you so much for the re-send. The glaze over it looks very nice.Great job. Have a great weekend and happy February!
Response: Thanks so much!! You have a great weekend too!
wolfeagle rated for House Shape ATC on Jan 30, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the ATC and envelope. I love the chimney detail.
Response: Thanks so much!
Comment: Wow Vanessa, love the envie so much! That color was really popping and the cuts are all great! I can use them all. Thanks!
Response: I am so happy you can use the die cuts. Thanks!
vanneparis rated for MMPC - Mixed Media Mail Art on Jan 26, 2018
Comment: Hi Vanessa - Thanks so much for the beautiful Mail Art and all the special Envies. I love them! I hope you had fun with the swap. Take Care -Vanne
Response: Yes, I had a good time with this swap! Thanks so much!!
romyisa78 rated for WIYM: Blind Envie Swap #1 on Jan 26, 2018
Comment: thank you so much
Response: Thank you!!
piashlara rated for Decos Only - USA January on Jan 25, 2018
Comment: Thanks so much!!
Response: Thanks to you too!
Comment: I love all the diecuts you sent me, the envelope design is wonderful too! Thanks for all of the dies, and taking the time to cut them. I have a few similar, and love them.
Response: I noticed we all really like the Tim Holtz dies;) I am happy that you liked it still;) Have a great day!
Dsweeny rated for Valentine Deco Swap on Jan 19, 2018
Comment: ((Vanessa!!)) Holy guacamole lady - you are an artist!!! This deco is one of the most beautiful I've ever seen! And the beauty started at the envelope! Doggone...just WOW! What a beautiful art piece you have made. I would love to know more about your technique :) Thank you so much! Can't wait to decorate in it and get it moving into the world.
Response: Thank you so much for all the nice things you said. Your words have been very uplifting to me. Thank you!
mariewilliams810 rated for Decos Only - USA January on Jan 17, 2018
Comment: Thanks
Response: Thanks for rating.
em1023 rated for Floral FlipBook - USA on Jan 17, 2018
Comment: Thank you SO much for the beautiful flipbook!! I loved the vintage feel. It is so beautiful. Also thank you for the extra flower goodies and the project life cards! Did you hand make the vintage flowers? They are beautiful!
Response: I can't remember the flowers!!? LOL! I did the ones in the book with thick paste to make them 3D. I remember putting store bought paper flowers in there too. Glad you liked it all!!
Babycakesxo rated for Deco Roulette - USA on Jan 8, 2018
Comment: I got your Deco today. Great job on the art!! Thank you for the amazing card and creative envelope:))
Response: Thank you so much!!
wolfeagle rated for AMA Sender's Choice-Jan18 on Jan 4, 2018
Comment: Thank you so much for the lovely envelope of goodness. I will totally use your gelli papers.
Response: Sweet, I am glad you can use them! Thanks for rating!!
piashlara rated for One Deco Book - December on Dec 31, 2017
Comment: Thank you so much!! I don't only love the deco but also the envelope and design on your card! So nice and creative! <3
Response: Thanks so much! Have a wonderful New Years!!!
mcall rated for ATC: Dragonfly on Dec 22, 2017
Comment: WOW! this is simply gorgeous!!! the envelope and the note card you made is beautiful. Lucky me :) Thank you
Response: Your welcome, I am glad you liked it!! Thank you for rating!
Comment: Very cool. Loved your rabbit!
Response: Thanks! I am glad you like it!!
Comment: BEAUTIFUL! I have to say its the best ATC i have received. THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!
Response: Thank you very much for what you said. I hope you get many more that are nicer!!
SamiE rated for 5/5 December ATC USa (not Christmas) on Dec 11, 2017
Comment: Love the ATC. Many thanks. Love the card too.
Response: Thanks so much! Glad you liked it!!
Comment: It was all wonderful!
Response: Thank you for the rating!
Comment: How incredibly beautiful! The envie, the card, the ATC.....thank you!
Response: Thank you so much!!

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