Swap-bot Time: February 21, 2019 8:34 pm


Date Joined: August 7, 2012
Last Online: February 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 26 Jan 2019) Some that I've liked recently (in no particular order):

  • Chain of Evidence

  • The Death of Mrs Westaway

  • The Feral Detective

  • The Thirst

  • Transcription

  • Meet Me at the Museum

  • Necropolis

  • The Neon Rain


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!
squince rated for NYUP USA Only #43 on Jan 17, 2019
Comment: Thanks!
Comment: Thanks tor a super fun postcard. I’m sorry that I’m late rating it. My family took a lot of my December mail and put it on our Christmas card tree. I’m just finding things now as we take Christmas down that I hadn’t rated. Sigh. Happy swapping.
Comment: Hi Tina - have you been to the gym this week? Good luck sticking to your resolution - you can do it!
Response: I have been consistent so far!
Comment: What a neat card thank you
Lady rated for EJ: Everyday Ephemera Mail Art-Dec on Dec 26, 2018
Comment: Nice job!
SunTradeToo rated for Artsy Fartsy #18 on Dec 22, 2018
Comment: Thank you ♪♫*¨*•.¸¸ 🎅 🎁
judee0624 rated for Artsy Fartsy #18 on Dec 21, 2018
Comment: Hi Tina. Thanks for the Bodega Bay scene. We went to a wedding there once and it was really COLD! Hope you have a Merry Christmas and a Hapy New Year!
armadillogal rated for Book Themed POSTCARD on Dec 10, 2018
Comment: Thanks for the pc...have fun on your Christmas getaway.
Comment: Thanks Tina for the beautiful ephemera postcard!!!! I love it!!!
Comment: super cool postcard for V...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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