Swap-bot Time: April 21, 2019 5:29 pm


Date Joined: August 7, 2012
Last Online: April 21, 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 1 March 2019) Some that I've liked recently (in no particular order):

  • Snapshot

  • Dead Beat

  • Claire DeWitt & The Bohemian Highway

  • Black Cherry Blues

  • Before We Were Yours

  • Skyward

  • The Housekeeper and the Professor


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!
dawnielynn rated for NYUP Sender's Choice #70 on Apr 8, 2019
Comment: Thanks Tina, loved the postcard!
MamaMangrove rated for MA: Sticker Shock March 2019 on Mar 25, 2019
Comment: Thanks, Tina. Love your homemade stickers & the pattern you created with them. An African Safari! Woo-hoo! Still only on my bucket list unfortunately. You go, girl!
myancey rated for NYUP: Scattergories PC Swap - E on Mar 13, 2019
Comment: Thanks For the beautiful eggplant. It's Exquiste. (See what I did there?) great answers too funny thing is that it doesn't even look like it went thru the post office. The stamp isn't cancelled and there are no markings on it. It's like u out it in ur mailbox and it morphed to mine. Ha. Have a good day and thanks for hosting
young46356 rated for Page 33 Postcard Swap on Mar 4, 2019
Comment: Thanks
Rainydancer rated for Interest ME #2 on Feb 28, 2019
Comment: Thanks, I bookmarked the book :-)
Comment: Thanks for the cute pc! Good luck getting your African safari! That would be fun!
Ukucaitie rated for SCATTS PC Swap - H - US Only on Feb 23, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the hotel pc! And the Stanley hotel too! Spooky! 😁
bigmamabird rated for OMAE: No Coloring Coloring PC on Feb 17, 2019
Comment: Thanks for the cool PC Tina... I like it's in-your-face attitude! My cat has fallen in love too, with my Valentines flowers! Weirdo...
miia rated for NYUP Sender's Choice #68 on Feb 16, 2019
Comment: Thank you for your interesting postcard, I'm sure that the exhibit is wonderful! :)
penelopesamuel rated for CC: Sender's choice February on Feb 16, 2019
Comment: Thank you so much for the awesome postcard!! I love love love all the different papers, especially the Japanese/Chinese text. I'm jealous of your snow. We got a smattering last week, but it was gone almost as soon as it stopped snowing :(
Comment: Thank You
Villagegreen rated for NYUP Sender's Choice #68 on Feb 16, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the great card. I loved the way the artist used the colour to make it more interesting than an ordinary tourist card
EmilyT rated for NYUP: Scattergories PC Swap - D on Feb 12, 2019
Comment: Wow! I don't think I have any diving Discovery PC's yet!! Fantastic museum art PC!!
dvmac rated for MA: Put a cat on it PC on Feb 1, 2019
Comment: Love the card, Tina!. Thanks! TBH, even though I love summer, I think 3 days of -30° is better than the weeks of 100°+ they're getting Down Under.
myancey rated for Scatts PC Swap - D - US only on Jan 25, 2019
Comment: Love the dog! Thank u so.
nevers rated for NYUP USA Only #43 on Jan 20, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the Edith Clarke postcard! She sounds awesome!
MissPaula rated for NYUP USA Only #43 on Jan 17, 2019
Comment: Looks like a beautiful Hawaiian sunset. Thanks!

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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 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

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 :)

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