Swap-bot Time: March 26, 2017 1:52 pm


Date Joined: August 7, 2012
Last Online: March 26, 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:

β€’ Big-eyed girls

β€’ Fairies

β€’ Overly religious items (for example, I like religious icons but not Bible verses)

β€’ Anything scented (I’m very sensitive to smells)


I especially love bright colors and upbeat images. Nature images are great but so are abstracts and almost anything else.

β€’ I love clouds, especially painted or photographed

β€’ Images of flowers, trees, fruit, animals

β€’ Tissue paper

β€’ Mail art and Postcards

β€’ Altered books

β€’ Animals, especially birds

β€’ Washi tape, decorative tape, tissue tape

β€’ Decorated envelopes

β€’ Ephemera

β€’ Hand-made journals & altered journals

β€’ Hand-made paper, pretty paper

β€’ Paper cut art

Books I've Read Lately

(Updated March 8, 2017) Some that I've liked recently (in no particular order):

  • The Head of a Saint

  • Little Deaths: A Novel

  • The Woman in Cabin 10

  • The Lies of Locke Lamora

  • Evicted: Poverty and Profit

  • Crooked Kingdowm

  • The Mothers


Conniegirl rated for Mostly Pink on Mar 25, 2017
Comment: Pretty, thank you! :)
sunshinesuperman rated for March AMA Sender's Choice on Mar 19, 2017
Comment: Love the postcard, colors and technique are fabulous, thank you. Hugs, Mona
graciepie49 rated for MA: Monochrome Green on Mar 18, 2017
Comment: Hi Tina :-) .... Thanks for your nice green postcard. I hope you'll be enjoying warmer weather and flowers very soon.
Arabella rated for EJ: Everyday Ephemera Mail Art on Mar 18, 2017
Comment: Our postal service is not kind to naked altered postcards! Doesn't seem to make a difference what kind of glue is used, parts still get torn off! Thank you for sending and congrads on your dogsledding adventure!
Prismcat rated for CC: Monochrome Green on Mar 16, 2017
Comment: Thank you, this is an awesome green PC!
Comment: Thank you for the nice cards.
starrycat rated for WOW! Blind Washi Swap (Edited) on Mar 11, 2017
Comment: Thanks for the samples. Love the skinny tapes with the letters!
RockyBeach rated for MA: Alter a PC #5 on Mar 10, 2017
Comment: Haha, thanks for your funny PC! Awesome, I like it a lot! And it's Friday, arrived right in time,so Ellen is able to spend another cool weekend.
jaz1yn rated for HMPC: Sender's Choice-March on Mar 9, 2017
Comment: Thank you for sending me a handmade postcard! Could you please tell me how you made the colored background?
sybil31562 rated for Profanity Postcard Swap #1 on Mar 7, 2017
Comment: Thanks for the PC.
redyellownow rated for WOW! Blind Washi Swap (Edited) on Mar 7, 2017
Comment: Thanks so much for the great washi! I especially love the cactus one :-)
Watsonc7 rated for TPS: Mail Art - March 2017 on Mar 6, 2017
Comment: That's a happy colorful PC, It's going to work perfect as a junk journal cover :) Dogsledding would be fun, hope you had a blast! Thanks for the PC!
Response: Glad to hear you like it! Dogsledding was awesome!
theevidenceisme rated for G is for ??? PC Swap on Mar 4, 2017
Comment: Glass blowing always looked hard to me, ha! I couldn't imagine doing it. Great stamps!
Fabriqueen rated for WPS - Animal Postcard #31 on Mar 4, 2017
Comment: Thank you so much for the great octopus PC! He kinda looks like me when I get up in the morning. LOL! Hugs, Diane
lambchoppy rated for Sticker PC Swap #4 - USA ONLY on Mar 3, 2017
Comment: Thanks for joining my swap, Michelle! Loved the Norman Rockwell PC and stickers!
Earlybirdprojects rated for B&W PCs week 7 on Mar 3, 2017
Comment: cool postcard, the exhibit sounds very interesting! The writing was an adventure to read, lol - hope the thumb is better soon!
LaLaLove rated for Sticker PC Swap #4 - USA ONLY on Mar 2, 2017
Comment: Thank you!
CHOWEFACE rated for G is for ??? PC Swap on Mar 2, 2017
Comment: thanks Tina! this is a cool card!
wolfeagle rated for AMA: Public Service Announcement on Mar 1, 2017
Comment: I agree. "Its annoying". ;D

Rating Overview

Overall Hearts Stars Hosted
5.0000 870 47 48
Completed Fives Threes Ones
803 1107 0 0
Type 1 Type 2 Type 3 Uncategorized
14 402 387 0
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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!πŸ˜€

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. :)

blueackerson on Jul 19, 2014:

Hi Tina, Happy belated Birthday!!!!!! I got the elephants and just love them. I don't know if the postcard is for a swap to rate you but I give this a 5 and 5 hearts.

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

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