Swap-bot Time: August 18, 2017 5:25 am


Date Joined: August 7, 2012
Last Online: August 17, 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 August 16, 2017) Some that I've liked recently (in no particular order):

  • Exit West

  • Season of Storms

  • Ruddy Gore

  • Murder Strikes a Pose

  • Thief with no Shadow

  • The Last Stand

  • The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper


Mark63 rated for Science Postcard Swap #1 on Aug 17, 2017
Comment: Thank you for your interesting PC that arrived today. It's amazing the variety of PCs that come under the heading of "Science"!
zilliah rated for Currently reading PC swap #5 on Aug 17, 2017
Comment: I'll recommend Thief without a shadow to my roommate - it sounds like it's up her alley! I've read the first Cinder book, and really liked it, but none of the others were out at the time, so I still need to read the rest of them :) Thanks for the reminder!
EmilyT rated for B&W PCs week 32 on Aug 16, 2017
Comment: Haha funny image. I wonder if these woman have such serious looks because having a photo taken is a serious event or if they dislike their 4H fair, lol. Great vintage reprint. I bet yoga at the winery was fun! I think both a cat shelter here and our butterfly pavilion offer yoga. Always interesting places for yoga out in the world!
pintis rated for NYUP Sender's Choice #53 on Aug 13, 2017
Comment: Got a chuckle out of your Smal-Mart postcard. Thanks!
judee0624 rated for NYUP Sender's Choice #53 on Aug 10, 2017
Comment: Perfect card for both of us. Thanks
tigerlily2110 rated for Interest me No. 49 on Aug 8, 2017
Comment: thank you
KathyB rated for Interest me No. 49 on Aug 7, 2017
TangledInMegs rated for B&W PCs week 30 on Aug 3, 2017
Comment: Thank you Tina for the unusual b&w postcard! :) I hope you enjoy your freshly painted walls!
sasaholic rated for Bookish Quote 2 on Aug 3, 2017
Comment: thank you so much for the postcard! <3 the quote is really beautiful, I'm a little stuck with life right now, so it was really inspirations! <3
Mark63 rated for B&W PCs week 28 on Aug 2, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the interesting PC that arrived today. The exhibition sounds interesting. I'd like to have seen it myself. :-)
goinjenny rated for Random PC International #6 on Aug 1, 2017
Comment: Thank you
riftvegan rated for Random PC International #6 on Jul 30, 2017
Comment: Beautiful postcard, thank you!
yomousey rated for Reading Challenge 2017-July on Jul 30, 2017
Comment: Hi, thanks for the postcard. I was a little confused because the swap is for e-mail or PM but it was nice to get a surprise in the mail:) Just so you know in case you are waiting for something in the mail from your partner. Hope you join my August challenge.
Response: Oops! Thanks for pointing that out. I'm so used to sending postcards that I overlooked that part.
Comment: Thank you! The envelope os really Beautiful!
margaeli rated for EJ: Everyday Ephemera Mail Art-July on Jul 22, 2017
Comment: Really fun card. You used some paper that I hadn't thought to use before. Your card's going in the inspiration stack. Thanks so much. Happy swapping.
Comment: Pretty! I loved your carving! Thank you!
user3654 rated for NYUP Sender's Choice #52 on Jul 18, 2017
Comment: Thanks for the postcard. I love mini golf but haven't played in ages - hope you won!
squince rated for NYUP Sender's Choice #52 on Jul 17, 2017
Comment: Thanks!
m3i5 rated for Currently reading PC swap #4 on Jul 11, 2017
Comment: Hi Tina, Thank you for your postcard and the cute stamps :)
kssunlover1947 rated for P is for ??? PC Swap on Jul 11, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the pattern card ad note. Hot and humid here in KS today. So glad I got my air conditioners replaced car and home.

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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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