Swap-bot Time: January 19, 2018 5:28 pm


Date Joined: August 7, 2012
Last Online: January 19, 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

• Ephemera

• Hand-made journals & altered journals

• Hand-made paper, pretty paper

• Paper cut art

Books I've Read Lately

(Updated 17 January 2018) Some that I've liked recently (in no particular order):

  • How the Finch Stole Christmas

  • Warcross

  • Sourdough

  • Song of the Current

  • City of Brass

  • Our Chemical Hearts


Comment: Tina, thank you for the creative, interesting pc with all the bits of ephemera on it! I really like it, esp. the pretty rose paper! :)
nevers rated for HMPC: Sender's Choice Postcard-Jan on Jan 16, 2018
Comment: Hi Tina, thanks for the cool handmade postcard! I know what you mean about how good it feels for the weather to finally be above freezing. Like your shoulders can leave the vicinity of your ears!
pintis rated for NYUP Sender's Choice #58 on Jan 14, 2018
Comment: How did your pie turn out? I might make one today myself! Thanks for the postcard. I like the painting of the diner.
Response: The pie was delicious!
Angie rated for CC: Sender's Choice Jan 2018 on Jan 9, 2018
Comment: Hi Tina. Thank you for the great postcard. I like how you placed all your elements - very cool. Yes, it's finally warming up around here - my dog's and their paws will appreciate that. Happy new year!
KSENiA rated for CL: Read in October on Dec 25, 2017
Comment: Thank you for sharing. Glad you enjoyed your read.
Comment: Ha, Thanks for you card! I wish it would be easy like that: painting beeing a problem solver... Merry Christmas!
LoveThis rated for B&W PCs week 48 on Dec 6, 2017
Comment: thankyou very much for the card :)
Eclectonote rated for NYUP USA Only #32 on Nov 28, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the sleepy pup postcard - just like how I felt after Thanksgiving dinner!
sabbysteg rated for NYUP USA Only #32 on Nov 26, 2017
Comment: Hi there, thanks for the card.
MissPaula rated for NYUP USA Only #32 on Nov 25, 2017
Comment: Thanks for the cool landscape PC. I hope you got your fill of stuffing and other Thanksgiving goodies! = )
Comment: HAHA - I like your glasses :D. Thanks for the fun swap - always love these.
aladyde rated for NYUP Sender's Choice #56 on Nov 25, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the pretty artcard and for using the pretty stamps.
emilynhr rated for WPS - Thankful/Grateful Postcard on Nov 20, 2017
Comment: Happy Thanksgiving!
goinjenny rated for NYUP Sender's Choice #56 on Nov 20, 2017
Comment: Thank you
dawnakaulen rated for B&W PCs week 46 on Nov 17, 2017
Comment: Thank you! I had a few sweaters like this in the 80's- on purpose too LOL
reader44ever rated for CL: Read in October on Nov 8, 2017
Comment: Thank you for sharing Girl on the Leeside, Tina! I don't think I've heard of that book, and it's possible that I've not heard of that author, either! So thank you for the introduction! :-) Thanks again for sharing!
lmacdavis93 rated for CC: Mixed Media Collage PC on Nov 7, 2017
Comment: Tina, Your collage post card is awesome! It's so happy - make me smile when I took it out of my mailbox! Thanks for the book suggestions - I will check them out! Cheers! Laurie
EmilyT rated for B&W PCs week 42 on Oct 31, 2017
Comment: What a fantastic sea dragon!! Love it so much. Sounds like a fantastic exhibition at the museum about mythical creatures (or are they...???)
GinaVisione rated for MA: Dia De Los Muertos PC on Oct 30, 2017
Comment: Ha! Just got your second one today :D. Thanks for joining both swaps! Me encanta el pez muerto! Muchas Gracias!!
GinaVisione rated for SMA: Dia De Los Muertos PC on Oct 30, 2017
Comment: LOVE your Dead Fish!! :D. Very cool! What kind of black paint did you use? And then just scratched off the design, yes?
Response: Just regular Blick black paint. It was a happy accident. I painted over a brightly colored advertisement that was glossy and then I just scraped the paint off (by accident, at first, of course)

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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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