Swap-bot Time: August 19, 2019 1:27 am


Date Joined: August 7, 2012
Last Online: August 16, 2019

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 16 July 2019) Some that I've liked recently (in no particular order):

  • The Last House Guest

  • The Long Way Home

  • A Fighter's Heart

  • The Raven's Tower

  • The Waking Land

  • The Flight Portfolio

  • Ghosted

  • The Silence of the Girls


squince rated for NYUP: Scattergories PC Swap - J on Aug 16, 2019
HelenG6 rated for NYUP: Scattergories PC Swap - I on Aug 2, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the red-and-white eagle card and your answers. Enjoy Summer!
Eclectonote rated for CL What Are You Reading? on Jul 28, 2019
Comment: I really liked your whale illustration postcard. Hope you finally found out who did it!
jenmcjen rated for SCATTS PC SWAP - B - US ONLY on Jul 17, 2019
Comment: This is the best card! And it really represents my family, because my daughter is gay and my mom is blind/ super low vision. So awesome!
Hoxiedove rated for SCATTS PC SWAP - D - US ONLY on Jul 11, 2019
Comment: Dilly dilly 😘
jenmcjen rated for SCATTS PC SWAP - A - US ONLY on Jun 26, 2019
Comment: Thanks for the cool alligator and fun answers!
young46356 rated for NYUP: Scattergories PC Swap - G on Jun 24, 2019
Comment: Great answers, thanks
Sacovey rated for I would join this swap if... on Jun 12, 2019
Comment: Loved your response!
nancylee rated for I would join this swap if... on Jun 7, 2019
Comment: So sorry about the cat! Don't worry my rating is scent free :)
Angie rated for I would join this swap if... on Jun 2, 2019
Comment: I'm sorry you couldn't join this swap because it's such a stinker. Perhaps next time! LOL.
Comment: Sounds interesting! Thanks for sharing!
Comment: Thanks for the sweet PC, TIna! The Hermitage is definitely the first place you should visit in St.Petersburg! I would also recommend different Cathedrals not far from Nevsky Avenue. So if you ever get here, you know what to do :)
Comment: Thanks so much for the variety of cards! Love them, especially the Rockwell pc!
Comment: Nice choices, thank you
Comment: Hi Tina, thank you for the Lauri Luck dog PC..I love the bright colors :) Happy Spring swapping peace love light
nyxluna rated for NYUP: What are you reading? (April) on May 7, 2019
Comment: thank you for the postcard, the book sounds interesting:) also loved the hummingbird stamp. i wish canadian stamps were more exciting.
Comment: fun postcard - thanks! although now I want a piece of pie :^)
bluehairedmary rated for Vocab from my book #2 PC swap on Apr 14, 2019
Comment: Great words! I guess a "bogan" would have no "nous"! Thanks for sharing!
Comment: Thank you so much for the great postcard. It was a brand new word for me :) Love the cut-out butterfly and the Minnesota sticker!
banjobraids rated for NYUP Sender's Choice #70 on Apr 8, 2019
Comment: This show looks so cool! The card art reminds me of one of my favorite artists Ann Piper. She did a painting I saw in NM of a woman eating a donut and the expression on her face was so amazing, I still think about it all the time. Thank you for sharing with me! :):):)
Response: OMG- I looked up Ann Piper. Her art is fantastic!

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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!

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!😀

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

paperpusher on Aug 25, 2014:

Thank you for the BEAUTIFUL washi samples for the Pick 1, Get 3 tag at For the Love of Washi! Wow! Really gorgeous tapes! I'm jealous! LOL!!!!! Thank you for the pretty stickers and cool envie, too :)

SFreer on Aug 20, 2014:

Thank you Tina! Such a fun filled envie of "crap"! Ill make use of it for sure. :)

bigmamabird on Jul 18, 2014:

oh and I wanted to say I love your artistamps! Carroll

bigmamabird on Jul 18, 2014:

I am glad you had a lovely birthday weekend! Thanks for the heart card...happy summer...! Carroll

SFreer on Jun 10, 2014:

Thank you Tina, for the wonderful b-day postcard!! I appreciate you taking the time to make it and think of me! :) thank you, thank you!! :)

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