Swap-bot Time: January 23, 2020 9:45 pm


Date Joined: August 7, 2012
Last Online: January 16, 2020

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 8 Jan 2020) Some that I've liked recently (in no particular order):

  • Bluebird Bluebird

  • Out of the Dawn Light

  • Thunderhead

  • Would Like to Meet

  • The Angel in the Glass

  • A Dangerous Man

  • American Hippo


doodlebugdezines rated for NYUP Sender's Choice #81 on Jan 23, 2020
Comment: Fun turkey-lurkey 😁
Eclectonote rated for NYUP Sender's Choice #81 on Jan 15, 2020
Comment: Great weird postcard. Stepping it up at the gym - that's the way to go for it!
mandigutterrose rated for BLC: Book Recommendations on Dec 19, 2019
Comment: I never changed the rating to a five after commenting! I'm sorry! "I enjoyed Hunt The Flame, I'll have to check out the other two."
denisedecker58 rated for SCATTS PC SWAP - A - US ONLY on Dec 14, 2019
Comment: Thanks! Good answers!
ladeebug rated for Interest ME #3 on Nov 10, 2019
Comment: Thanks I love to read and am always interested in new authors. My son raised rabbits in 4 H so anything with rabbit in the title catches my eye. Ha ha
KSENiA rated for NYUP Sender's Choice #75 on Nov 2, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the postcard. It reminds my friend's early works.
KSENiA rated for NYUP: Scattergories PC Swap - H on Nov 2, 2019
Comment: Sorry for the late rating. I found quite a lot of unrated mail behind my desk. No idea how or when it fall there. Thank you for the postcard.
Johanna51 rated for NYUP: Scattergories PC Swap - L on Oct 23, 2019
Comment: Thank you for nice pc and Scattergories
MarianPater rated for EJ: Everyday Ephemera Postcards on Oct 9, 2019
Comment: Thank you so much for the beautiful postcard you send me!!! It just arrived today Love it!!!
camelsamba rated for Creatures Great and Small #14 on Sep 20, 2019
Comment: love the fish - thanks!! and thanks for the book recommendation :^)
Stargazer008 rated for Vacation Book Postcard on Sep 19, 2019
Comment: Your are quick. Thank you for the postcards. I have to google the books you mentioned. Seems like they are also brilliant books for the autumn, too :)
bluehairedmary rated for Creatures Great and Small #14 on Sep 17, 2019
Comment: I'll have to check that book out! Thanks for the nice card! Always good to swap with you!
Ukucaitie rated for SCATTS PC SWAP - L - US ONLY on Sep 7, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the nice L card! The lights are actually quite beautiful!
Poohtat rated for NYUP USA Only #52 on Aug 30, 2019
Comment: Thank you. I did watch Castle. I loved that show.
pintis rated for NYUP USA Only #52 on Aug 30, 2019
Comment: Thanks for the postcard!
Lorabora rated for NYUP USA Only #52 on Aug 29, 2019
Comment: Thank you 😊
Angie rated for CC: Sender's choice August 2019 on Aug 24, 2019
Comment: Hi Tina. I got your lovely postcard yesterday right as I was heading out the door moving a child away to college. The north shore of Superior sounds wonderful. Thanks for the nice pc and note! XO
Mamamoose rated for NYUP Sender's Choice #75 on Aug 22, 2019
Comment: Great postcard! Thank you very much!
RooBaRoo rated for Robot Mail Art on Aug 21, 2019
Comment: Cute robot! Thank You!
squince rated for NYUP: Scattergories PC Swap - J on Aug 16, 2019

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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!Γ°ΕΈΛœβ‚¬

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

Angie on May 25, 2014:

Ha ha ha! It is hard to clear customs with a standard dolphin so I very much appreciate the authentic dolphin you sent. Love it! Thank you so much for thinking of me on my birthday. I love 3 day weekends around my birthday! Yay!! Thank you thank you!!

Angie on Feb 3, 2014:

Ha! Thank you too! I got your wisdom flag today in the mail. Very nice, very nice! Me too - can't wait to put them outside and watch them flag in the breeze. Thanks for the cool swap!

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