Swap-bot Time: June 24, 2017 3:25 pm


Date Joined: August 7, 2012
Last Online: June 23, 2017

Country: United States
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Favorite Crafts

(Update 1/6/2013) I love playing with paint, stencils, and paper in any fashion. I enjoy collage and mixed media work. I also LOVE making postcards. They are so much fun to create and then release into the wild. I've started working more with fabric and embroidery, so I've been building up a fabric stash (even though I swore I never would because my mom has one!).

About Me

(Updated 3/4/2013) I successfully completed my personal project of 365 Days of Creativity. Woo-hoo! It's been fun to make something every day but sometimes it's a relief to have to make a particular something. That's part of why I got involved swap-bot.

I love to see what others are doing. Everyone has their own take on a project, and it's fun to see how differently each person translates a theme. My studio in my house is full of all kinds of different things - fabric, paper, magazines, paints - and a couple of cats who like to supervise. I don't really collect anything - I'm an equal-opportunity hoarder.

Please let me know if you've sent something but haven't received a rating. I try to rate the same day, unless I am out of town. Also, please don't hesitate to message me if you haven't received something I've marked as sent.


Since part of the fun is seeing what everyone else is doing and being impressed with their particular style, I'm pretty wide open regarding what I'd like to receive. However, I do have a few big dislikes. Please don’t send me:

β€’ Big-eyed girls

β€’ Fairies

β€’ Overly religious items (for example, I like religious icons but not Bible verses)

β€’ Anything scented (I’m very sensitive to smells)

β€’ Advertising postcards, unless the swap specifically calls for them


I especially love bright colors and upbeat images. Nature images are great but so are abstracts and almost anything else.

β€’ I love clouds, especially painted or photographed

β€’ Images of flowers, trees, fruit, animals

β€’ Tissue paper

β€’ Mail art and Postcards

β€’ Altered books

β€’ Animals, especially birds

β€’ Washi tape, decorative tape, tissue tape

β€’ Decorated envelopes

β€’ Ephemera

β€’ Hand-made journals & altered journals

β€’ Hand-made paper, pretty paper

β€’ Paper cut art

Books I've Read Lately

(Updated June 14, 2017) Some that I've liked recently (in no particular order):

  • Grimspace

  • I See You

  • Word by Word (The Secret Life of Dictionaries)

  • Carve the Mark

  • News of the World

  • Cocaine Blues

  • In the Darkroom


TrishaLSmith rated for O is for ??? PC Swap on Jun 23, 2017
Comment: Thank you!
GinaVisione rated for HMPC: Going Postal on Jun 22, 2017
Comment: Gorgeous Polska postal-ness!
widelo123 rated for O is for ??? PC Swap on Jun 21, 2017
Comment: Tina, thank you for the Oregon postcard. I went to have a manicure today with my next door neighbor and she chose the same color polish. The fingernail polish is driving my husband bananas. The polish changes from a very light pink to a very bright pink. If my fingers are warm it is very light, but if my fingers are really cold, it turns bright pink. I am going to have lots of fun with this polish. Have you ever tried the color changing polishes? Shirley
Response: I haven't even heard of the color changing polishes. I need to try one!
buttontapper rated for O is for ??? PC Swap on Jun 21, 2017
Comment: Good one! I've never been to Yellowstone, but the elks on the porches (and, of course Old Faithful), sound awesome. :)
susiqz rated for CC: Sender's Choice June 2017 USA on Jun 19, 2017
Comment: I love this postcard. So me. Thank you!
Comment: Thanks for the cool postcard and great poem! I love Emily Dickinson. :)
Comment: Thank you for the lovely card and the poem ❀
PostcardAl rated for Randon PC International #3 on Jun 13, 2017
Comment: thanks for the cool cat-shaped card! :) Best, al
changeling316 rated for Black and White #15 on Jun 13, 2017
Comment: Thanks for the awesome postcard πŸ˜‹ That is such a cool photo of old Sarasota. Have an amazing day, Nathan
pintis rated for Interest Me No. 47 on Jun 13, 2017
Comment: Thank you!
Babytreese rated for Black and White #15 on Jun 12, 2017
Comment: I really LOVE this postcard! Thanks so much! I will be sharing this with family and friends. Have a great summer! Oh and I hope you find that sofa! :-)
LisaE rated for HMPC: Sender's Choice - June on Jun 12, 2017
Comment: Lovely quote.
luluvision rated for TPS: Mail Art - June 2017 on Jun 12, 2017
Comment: Your pc gave me a chuckle! And what a fun background too!
Eclectonote rated for Currently reading PC swap #3 on Jun 10, 2017
Comment: This Gal Pals postcard - 1940's women feeding the chickens - has become one of my favorites. Thanks for your book description and the postcard.
pintis rated for WPS - 4 Postcards in an Envelope #27 on Jun 9, 2017
Comment: What a neat batch of postcards! Thank you.
GinaVisione rated for MA: Washi me go on Jun 9, 2017
Comment: β™₯️β™₯️🚲🚲
Shellybelle rated for B&W PCs week 22 on Jun 8, 2017
Comment: Thanks for the card, it's very unusual 😁
bunsofaluminum rated for Currently reading PC swap #3 on Jun 7, 2017
Comment: got your PC today and giving a heart for the delightful photo...those sweet little girls all reading on the porch. I'll make sure and look up this book at the library. I'm going to be house sitting this next few days so it'll be nice to have a good book to read.
newrule rated for Washi Washi! 5 on Jun 4, 2017
Comment: Thanks for sending a lot of washi tapes! Loved them!
ArtyBeth3 rated for WOW: Blind Washi Swap on Jun 3, 2017
Comment: You totally spoiled me with the amount of washi samples you sent - thank you!! I don't have any of them and they'll be fun to play with. The colorful tapes on your envelope were fun too. :)

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seasalt on Apr 19, 2017:

thanks so much for the postcard for the postcard roulette round. i love the fox :) good look with looking for houses!

GinaVisione on Apr 12, 2017:

Love your doodled FURiends that snuck into my mailbox :D

TriniH on Apr 11, 2017:

Tina! I got your Roulette postcard!! Wahoo. It took me bit to figure it out, but in the end, after several false starts, I figred it out. Made it that much more exciting! Thanks! ❀️

GinaVisione on Mar 30, 2017:

Thanks for the very cool eyes PC!! Meow!

Watsonc7 on Mar 27, 2017:

D-A-Y M-A-D-E!! I can't stop rubbing all over those poufy adorable llama stickers (and all the other ones on there lol). I keep wanting to start a journal with all the little things and bits of art that I love to look at....these are so going in there. You are so awesome!

Monastelar on Mar 6, 2017:

Hello Tina :) Thanks for such lovely PC (Roulette PC Unassigned), i need to go to Minneapolis to get know every single brewery there! <3

Sallyo on Feb 29, 2016:

Thank you for the RAK of crochet fabric tape. They will be very hand in my creations:)

SFreer on Jan 25, 2015:

I got your fun postcard! Thank you so much Tina! Your so thoughtful! :-) I was locked out of my mailbox for 2 weeks so not sure how long it was in there.. I love it! :-)

orneryswife on Nov 19, 2014:

Thank you for the tape tag washis! Fun stuff!πŸ˜€

Angie on Nov 9, 2014:

Oooh la la! Thanks for the awesome envie full of stash! Love it and will get busy with it right away! XOXO

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