Swap-bot Time: October 22, 2017 11:23 pm


Date Joined: August 7, 2012
Last Online: October 22, 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:

• 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 October 15, 2017) Some that I've liked recently (in no particular order):

  • You'll Never Know Dear

  • The Art of Crash Landing

  • Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet

  • Brilliance of the Moon

  • The Fifth Season

  • Girl on the Leeside

  • Proving Ground


Tinker60 rated for NYUP Sender's Choice #55 on Oct 21, 2017
Comment: A great PC to put a smile on my face! Thanks so much. Fall weather is here and it is wonderful -- cool and lower humidity and our leaves are just starting to turn so it'll be a couple weeks before we get into the gorgeous reds and yellows. Thanks for the great PC - I love it ~~
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful postcard. I'm glad you had a good time with your friends.
Comment: Thank you! I love the PC & the book sounds interesting! (The Post Office stamped over a large portion of the title. I basically have "The" & "the World" by Michael Parker. It might be enough to google & find the rest :)
user3654 rated for NYUP: Send a painting on Oct 15, 2017
Comment: What a beautiful PC. I wouldn't mind if Mr. Farley would like to come and paint the houses in my neighborhood!
Response: I couldn't even talk him into my neighborhood and it's only a couple miles away. :)
aladyde rated for B&W PCs week 39 on Oct 14, 2017
Comment: Thank you for your postcard. I would not want to meet such a creature. I visited the MN Science Museum about 20 years ago.
marles rated for WPS - I got this postcard... #11 on Oct 11, 2017
Comment: Thanks!!
squince rated for WPS - I got this postcard... #11 on Oct 9, 2017
Comment: Love it!
Comment: Hi Tina! Thank you for the pretty fall pc and share - did you enjoy the book? Hugs and Happy Swapping! ;)
Comment: LOL This one was perfect for our area!!! I'm going to blow up copies and hang them in the city office! The dressed fish are great! Hope you are loving your new house! Hugs from Alaska, Sherry
Comment: Wow that sounds like so much fun! I hope you had a good time! Thanks for the pretty pc!
Marleen1979 rated for About a book PC~ INT on Sep 24, 2017
Comment: Lovely card with beautiful stamps, Thank you. I havent heard about this writer Jamie Ford yet. I see the book received good ratings on goodreads.
pernie123 rated for NYUP Sender's Choice #54 on Sep 18, 2017
Comment: A wonderfully sweet card! It has been hot here too recently. I like warm days.
young46356 rated for NYUP Sender's Choice #54 on Sep 18, 2017
Comment: Thanks for the card. I have read the WWZ book and watched the movie, several times for both actually. :-)
jeufr27 rated for Reading Challenge 2017-September on Sep 17, 2017
Comment: Great book review
Swan rated for About a book PC~ INT on Sep 16, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the colorful card. I've heard about that book, but not read it yet. I may check again after seeing that you found it interesting.
loveualatte rated for BLC ~ Magazine Lovers! on Sep 7, 2017
Comment: Thank you so much for the lovely happy mail you sent me! I love what you did with the magazine clippings 👌. Have a beautiful fall ❤
aprilivy rated for B&W PCs week 35 on Sep 5, 2017
Comment: Thank you so much :)
Comment: I think we all look like this on Monday mornings. <3!
Clem22 rated for Reading Challenge 2017-August on Aug 31, 2017
Comment: Thank you! ❤️

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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!😀

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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