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Date Joined: August 25, 2014
Last Online: September 5, 2020
Birthday: May 24
Country: United States
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About Me

Spoiler Alert!!!

I have discovered Flickr and post images of all craft swaps I create. I don't post pictures of store bought swaps such as postcards, notecards, etc...If you want to be surprised, don't click on the link!

I have so many interests that it's difficult to settle on any one thing; so I do them all!

I love to sew, quilt, crochet, cross-stitch, draw, paint, collage, and paper-craft. More recently, I've been combining these crafts to make mixed media art, altered art, and up-cycled art.

I love to create and have several projects going on at once. My favorite time of year is Autumn and Winter when I can stay indoors working on projects and drinking warm tea!

Currently Creating

So...right now I've been creating:

  • Articulated Paper Dolls

  • Cross Stitch Samplers

  • Vintage Inspired Mixed Media Wall Art (I love Ranger/Tim Holtz products!)

  • Steampunk/Vintage Curiosity Cabinets

  • Decorative Tags

  • ATC's (I also swap on atcsforall.com... same user name)

  • Mini Albums (Make them out of anything... even recycled toilet paper rolls)

I Simply Adore...

  • All things Steampunk, Vintage, and Distressed

  • Anything handmade, homemade, up-cycled, or re-purposed

  • Anything Halloween

  • Anything Circus Themed

  • Anything Classic Winter Themed; snowy scenes, sleigh rides, ice skating on a pond, caroling, etc

  • Queens, Wizards, Clowns, Nerds, Fairies, Mermaids, Vintage Ladies & Gentlemen

  • Anything Alice in Wonderland and Little Red Riding Hood

  • Big Eyed Girls and Dolls

  • Kokeshi and Matryoshka Dolls

  • All Birds, Birdcages, and Owls... especially Chickadees, Cardinals, Crows, Snowy Owl and Great Horned Owl

  • Sheep, Goats, Chickens, Roosters, Bunnies, Bees

  • Any Stationery; notecards, postcards, decorative letter paper

  • Stickers, Unique Paperclips, Handmade Bookmarks and Gift Tags

  • Ephemera; cancelled stamps, maps, book pages w/script

  • Vintage Typewriters, Clocks, Fans

  • Anything Vintage Travel Themed; old autos, bi-planes, trains, boats

  • Victorian Hot-air Balloons and Air-Ships

  • Old Vintage Sepia Photographs of people / Found relatives

  • Altered Domino Books

  • Altered Altoid Tins

  • Articulated Paper Dolls/Animals

  • ATCs

Other Interests

Books: I love the Classics, but also enjoy new literary novels.

Languages: I was born in the Azores, so Portuguese is my native language. I began formal training in English at the age of 10 and am fluent. I also speak Spanish fluently, and I'm now studying German and Italian.

Movies: My favorite genres are Historical, Epic, Drama, Documentary, and Musicals. I enjoy films that teach me something about another country, culture, time, social situation or cause.

Music: I enjoy music of all kinds, but my favorite is Latin, Jazz, Blues, and Classical. I love the sound of a violin, cello, or harmonica.

Tea: I love black tea... Earl Grey, English Breakfast, Masala. I also like flavored teas... Chamomile, Orange Spice. I'm always willing to try a new tea.

Colors My favorite colors are those found in nature; brown, beige, soft blues and greens. Think earth, sky, and foliage.


I'm not too difficult to please, but there are a few things I don't like.

  • Green Tea

  • Anything Peppermint or Licorice flavored

  • Glitter (the kind that gets all over the place) Sparkle is ok

  • Anything that smells like cigarette smoke


Flaking is essentially stealing. Not rating is impolite. Angeling is a way of paying it forward.




  • aazbell on Baker's Dozen Postcard Swap #2 - US ONLY


user2637 rated for EASU: Free Theme ATC Swap on Jan 14, 2016
Comment: Thanks for the wonderful seahorse ATC! I love it! The embossed bubbles are inspired. I just got embossing stuffs so it's great to see examples of use. The sewn cards are so cool too, and the skull and bat tape! OMG, those bats! You rock. :) Thanks again, and here are more hearts for you: ♥ ♥ ♥
Response: Des, I'm glad this second package arrived. Thank you for your patience. I'm glad you liked everything.
Comment: Guess what showed up!!! Send some snow my way when you get it!!!... The one place that I so want to photograph is the coast of Maine. I hope 2016 will be the year I get there!!!...Thank you and Happy New Year!
Response: OMG, Connie! I can't believe it...I wonder where it's been for a whole month? Well, I'm glad it finally arrived. Thank you and Happy New Year!
Comment: I really liked your choice of PC. Thanks for sharing.
Response: So glad you liked it, Laurie! Happy New Year!
Comment: Thanks, Ana, for this beautiful, wreathed postcard. I love the composition! Living up here, in Alaska, most of the birds are black and white! Hugs from Alaska and Merry Christmas, Sherry
Response: It's always a pleasure swapping with you, Sherry. Happy New Year!
Comment: It's a very pretty card, thank you.
Response: Merry Christmas, Linda!
Barbara rated for ad/free card #10 on Dec 21, 2015
Comment: Hi Ana, Thank you for the sweet birdie card. Merry Christmas and have fun in the woods.
Response: Merry Christmas, Barbara!
Comment: What a beautiful ATC -- thank you so very much! And thanks for the very useful extras -- they'll definitely come in handy!
Response: I'm glad you enjoyed the swap, Betty! Happy Holidays!
Melyssa rated for Christmas Card Fun - #11 Bird - USA on Dec 19, 2015
Comment: Loved the card and goodies. Thank you! I am jealous you live in the woods. How lovely. Here in the suburbs I feed our birds and squirrels, we occasionally get rabbits and racoons that visit. LOL Merry Christmas!
Response: So glad you enjoyed the card.... Merry Christmas!
Comment: Thank you, Merry Christmas
Response: Thank you, Jenny! Have a Happy New Year!
karaterp rated for Senders Choice PC Dec 2015 on Dec 15, 2015
Comment: Thanks for the great lighthouse card! It's on my bucket list to photograph the Maine coast someday.
Response: You definitely should visit, Karolyn!
emilynhr rated for Christmas Post Cards in an Envelope on Dec 15, 2015
Comment: Thanks for the card and postcards! Merry Christmas!
Response: Happy New Year, Emily!
Comment: Thank you so much for the cute pc and note!
Response: Happy New Year, Marinda!
Comment: Hi Ana! Thank you so much for the lovely cardinal atc...so pretty. I also love birch trees and the bright red of the cardinal makes for a beautiful picture.
Response: I'm so glad you liked it, Debbie! Merry Christmas!
TrishaLSmith rated for Senders Choice PC Dec 2015 on Dec 13, 2015
Comment: Thank you for the great Toy Story postcard. I love it so much! Thank you for the kind words as well. It's always refreshing to get a postcard with an actual message on it. <3
Response: Thank you, Trish. I live receiving genuine messages too! Merry Christmas!
LaLaLove rated for Christmas Card Fun - #11 Bird - USA on Dec 13, 2015
Comment: Thank you so much for the extra postcards; I LOVE them!
Response: Merry Christmas, Michelle!
Nellie1 rated for Christmas Post Cards in an Envelope on Dec 13, 2015
Comment: Oh,lovely! Thanks so much:)
Response: Glad you enjoyed them, Nelda. Merry Christmas!
Response: Merry Christmas, Monica!
Comment: Thank you for the cute card and sweet note. May your new year provide an opportunity for travels!
Response: Merry Christmas, Nikki!
millie52 rated for Christmas Postcard on Dec 11, 2015
Comment: Thank you.
Response: My pleasure; I'm glad it arrived safely!
Amyncognito rated for Senders Choice PC Dec 2015 on Dec 11, 2015
Comment: Thank you for the cute owl card! Tweety sounds so cute!
Response: I'm glad you liked the owl, Amy!

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Jeanne777 on Dec 17, 2015:

Ana, Thank You SO MUCH for the beautiful items I received today from your Bird Lovers Group Holiday Challenge Giveaway. I can't wait to start creating with everything :)

Ky on Dec 7, 2015:

AmookIslandCreations on Oct 24, 2015:

Raven playing in the snow. Hugs from Alaska, Sherry

shirleyinCA on Aug 13, 2015:

Thank you for the very beautiful lighthouse postcards! Classy presentation, too, from the pretty envie you made, to the clear envelope for the cards, to the lovely swap card.

Solstice3 on Aug 6, 2015:

Thank you :) I look forward to swapping with the group :)

simcoe54 on Jul 22, 2015:

Just received the 3 new lighthouse postcards that you sent me for:BLoG: Tag, You're It! - INTERNATIONAL. They are awesome. I have tons of lighthouse postcards but these 3 were new ones for my collection. Love them. Thanks!!!

shirleyinCA on Jul 21, 2015:

Thank you so very much for the beautiful bird notecard you made for me for Tag You're It. You do lovely work and the shading on the birds is wonderful ~ loved your bird post it and the pretty floral sticker on your envelope, too!

anrtist on Mar 21, 2015:

Happy SPRING! HAPPY EASTER Sunday too! Blessings, cc

isabellasnow on Mar 21, 2015:

Spring Greetings!

Jubula on Mar 6, 2015:

Thanks for being you!

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