Swap-bot Time: April 19, 2018 12:42 pm


Date Joined: August 7, 2012
Last Online: April 18, 2018

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:

  • Big-eyed girls

  • Fairies

  • Overly religious items (for example, I like religious icons but not Bible verses)

  • Anything scented (I'm very sensitive to smells)

  • 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.

  • I love clouds, especially painted or photographed

  • Images of flowers, trees, fruit, animals

  • Tissue paper

  • Mail art and Postcards

  • Altered books

  • Animals, especially birds

  • Washi tape, decorative tape, tissue tape

  • Decorated envelopes

  • Hand-made journals & altered journals

  • Hand-made paper, pretty paper

  • Paper cut art

Books I've Read Lately

(Updated 14 March 2018) Some that I've liked recently (in no particular order):

  • Retribution Rails

  • Cold Magic

  • Terrier

  • The Wangs vs the World

  • Letters from Rifka


bluehairedmary rated for NYUP: What are you reading? on Apr 17, 2018
Comment: Great Alice in Wonderland postcard! Thanks for sharing about Year of Wonder. Enjoy! Thanks again!
Lady rated for EJ: Everyday Ephemera Mail Art-April on Apr 13, 2018
Comment: No, I haven’t read Tammy’s latest! I tried to reserve it on interlibrary loan before it was published & then forgot about it. Reserved now. Love the purple CCCP stamp & the stamped elephant print.
zerosummons rated for NYUP Sender's Choice #61 on Apr 6, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the Wonderland postcard! I have 'From Here to Eternity' on my to-read list, it sounds like an enlightening read
Jafferty rated for NYUP Sender's Choice #61 on Apr 3, 2018
Comment: Love the Treasure Island postcard! Thank you, neighbor!
brooklynbunch rated for Reading Challenge 2018-March on Apr 2, 2018
Comment: Sounds like a good book. I'm a retired librarian, and I'm still on the lookout for kids books that make great gifts. Thanks! Susan (brooklynbunch)
Comment: Thanks for an interesting postcard, Tina. I am also going to locate a copy of the book you wrote about--it sounds interesting, informative, and thought provoking.
graciepie49 rated for CC: Sender's Choice March 2018 on Mar 29, 2018
Comment: Hi Tina :-) . . . Thanks for the postcard! I'm sorry you did not get to enjoy a Spring this year. Hopefully next year will be a lot better.
MamaMangrove rated for NYUP: Colorful on Mar 24, 2018
Comment: Thanks, Tina. Lovely card. Funny to hear you talk of 40° as being warm enough for your walk. When it dips that low here I bundle up in multi-layers & huddle inside! Thanks for hosting another fun swap. Love the stamps too!
RockyBeach rated for MA: Ransom Postcard on Mar 21, 2018
Comment: Or else... the marching band will start to play? :) Thanks for your ransom card. Enjoy the spring!
tizzicat rated for Interest Me No. 56 on Mar 19, 2018
Comment: Love the post card!! Sad it didn’t still smell delicious! Lol. And, yes, I sniffed it!! Love your return addy label! When I first saw it I thought it was my dog and thought how did she get a picture of Skeeter? He/she looks a lot like my sweet Skeet. But only one eye has tan patch. Thanks for great swap.
mylove4craft rated for Interest Me No. 56 on Mar 13, 2018
Comment: Looks interesting! Thank you!
Comment: Hearts all around 💖💖💖💖💖
Comment: Purple dragons are the best!
Comment: I agree.
Comment: Yup, everyone knows about dragons being purple
Comment: I'd rate this swap if Tina had included more than 3 elements in her collage!
user3654 rated for Expand my Vocab PC swap USA #11 on Mar 6, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the PC and the words.
goinjenny rated for NYUP Sender's Choice #60 on Mar 6, 2018
Comment: Thank you
luluvision rated for Cuss Symbol Mail Art - #@$*&! on Mar 4, 2018
Comment: What a fun envelope! Thank you so much! I especially enjoyed the postcard you made me. I cracked up on that one!

Rating Overview

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ToujoursMoi on Nov 8, 2017:

Thank you so much for the artful and unassigned card for the postcard roulette october round. I had so much fun with it and enjoyed it a lot. Thank you. 💕

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!😀

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