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Date Joined: September 25, 2009
Last Online: January 31, 2011
Birthday: June 16
Country: United States
SLO Co. ATC Traders

About Me

Hi, my real name is Yvonne. I live on California's beautiful Central Coast.

I own a small rubber stamp manufacturing firm. We specialize in business stamps, like endorsement stamps, notary/engineering seals, daters, facsimiles, etc...but I also make custom craft stamps (mostly for myself!).

I've been making ATCs for about three years now and I'm totally hooked. I love everything about ATCs! I've even started a local ATC trading group, SLO Co. ATC Traders, and running it takes up the rest of my free time: organizing meetings/exhibits, teaching workshops, etc.

Favorite Movies

I'm a huge movie buff! My favorite's are Breakfast at Tiffany's, The Shawshank Redemption, The Devil's Backbone and Holes.

I really enjoy comedies like Oscar, Scrooged, Ghostbusters, Galaxy Quest, Clueless and Home Alone (wow - am I stuck in the 90's or what?!).

I also like horror comedies like Tremors, The Lost Boys, Eight-Legged Freaks and Shaun of the Dead.

Musicals, mysteries/suspense and adventure films round out the rest of my collection.

I don't really like films that are loud, full of explosions or show lots of T & A.

Favorite Music

I love going to concerts! My favorite band is the Grateful Dead, followed closely by Jack Johnson.

I like classic rock and jam bands.

Favorite Television

Man vs. Food, Forensic Files, How Do I Look, Big Bang Theory, classic Simpsons, Rockford Files, Laverne & Shirley, The Young Ones, etc.

Favorite Books

The Devil in the White City, Thunderstruck, The Killer of Little Shepherds, The Proving Ground, The Adventures of TinTin, etc.

I like non-fiction historical crime thrillers and tales of nautical adventure.


Animals - all kinds

The letter "Y"

Clocks/timepieces, keys

Fairies and cottages

ATCs that move

Gilded Age - late 1800's, early 1900's

Women's rights

All shades of brown and gold

Vanilla (scent)


(I don't mean to offend anyone)



Religious or political themes

Rap or country music

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butterfly0dreams (Dark & Stormy Night ATC)


sevenfive76 rated for A DAY AT THE BEACH ATC on Apr 16, 2010
Comment: Thanks for the lovely ATC. I love the composition of it all. Who makes that rubber stamp?? Its one I wouldn't mind having. Sorry for the delay in rating, life had me distracted from checking my PO Box.
vsproat rated for Cats ATC on Apr 12, 2010
Comment: another great ATC!
vsproat rated for Alice in Wonderland ATC on Apr 12, 2010
Comment: very cute, thank you!
clevergirl rated for QTA - Found Poetry ATC on Apr 10, 2010
Comment: I love it. Thank you so much. I am so-o-o-o jealous that you have a local group that you can trade face-to-face with. Where I live, although not a complete art wasteland, is not really that kind of town.
Kyrian rated for Profile-based ATC swap on Mar 17, 2010
Comment: Thanks for the Calcifer ATC. Unfortunately his eyes came off, but I'm gluing them back on. It's a wonderful little ATC! Have a great day and thanks again!
Response: Uh oh...his eyes weren't supposed to do that! Hope it wasn't too gruesome - lol! :)
Comment: What an adorable ATC, Yvonne, thanks! I saw that quote and almost used it myself...too cute. And I am completely jealous of your local ATC Group; lucky you! Thanks again for a great ATC.
Response: I'm so glad you liked it! Thanks for hosting this cool swap!! :)
ElizabethObviously rated for Kiss me ATC on Mar 16, 2010
Comment: Really liked how you used different mediums on this.
Response: Thank you so much for the rating! And thanks for being so understanding about my forgetting to put my info on the back!! :)
PansySuz rated for Key ATC on Mar 12, 2010
Comment: Thank you so much for the wonderful ATC!!!
Response: You're very welcome! :)
Bexs rated for Unusual Shaped ATC on Mar 9, 2010
Comment: Gorgeous ATC, I love the corset shape. Thank you so much, its beautiful :)!
Response: Thank you for the compliments and for hosting this totally cool swap!
kellyrien rated for Profile-based ATC swap on Mar 8, 2010
Comment: Love it!
Response: You have a great profile...lots of cool stuff to choose from! :)
Janetburns rated for QTA: Collage ATC on Mar 4, 2010
Comment: Thanks, Janet
PaperPassion rated for Cat ATC on Feb 23, 2010
Comment: Love the ATC and thanks so much for the very special papers.Bless you.
Response: You're very welcome...I hope you can use the papers in future projects! :)
katgal40 rated for Burnt Paper ATC on Feb 23, 2010
Response: I'm so glad you liked it! I hope you thought it was funny!! ;)
magicjessnrach rated for Collaged Paper Heart ATC on Feb 19, 2010
Comment: Lovely ATC, thanks.
Response: Oh good, I'm so glad you got it! I wasn't sure how long it takes the mail to get "down under"! I hope you're enjoying your summer...can't wait 'til ours starts! :)
natasha rated for Burnt Paper ATC on Feb 17, 2010
Comment: Thanks so much for the cute atc! Funny and quirky. Love it!!
Response: Glad you like it! :)
hollycm6 rated for Lighthouse ATC on Jan 25, 2010
Comment: So fun!! I love it...it has great textures AND it glows!!!! Thank you for the extras, too. Even the cute beachy card. :)
Response: I'm so glad you like it! I wanted the ATC to be as nice as the beautiful lighthouses you have in Virginia!! :)
goodie2shoes rated for Corset ATC on Jan 23, 2010
Comment: thank you!
rainbowafterrain81 rated for Penpals Who Swap ATCs on Jan 22, 2010
Comment: thanks for the great envelope and atc, I love the dove atc and the bird lettersets...I will se sure to write back soon :) have a good weekend
Response: Yeah, I'm so glad you got it safely! I just knew you'd like the dove card. :) Can't wait to get your letter!!
Amblnc38 rated for Corset ATC on Jan 22, 2010
Comment: Lovely! Thank you!
CraftyCat rated for Animals wearing Sunglasses ATC on Jan 20, 2010
Comment: Thanks for the kitty and for the visit!
Response: Thanks for the rating! WOW ~ you're a lot faster than me!! :)

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Zooey on Jan 22, 2010:

I'm sending your lighthouse ATC tomorrow - you're my first swap partner on this site - don't you feel special! And we have a bunch in common - married, 1 kid, love concerts and I used to live in CA!

ElsD on Dec 19, 2009:

Hi Yvonne, Your are the person I have to send my New Year ATC to.I see that you are also new to the group,just like me.Hope you like the card I will send it away tomorrow.Have a lovely Christmas and happy 2010

raven on Dec 2, 2009:

Click for a shortcut welcome

Thanks for joining us...Hope you enjoy the group

evillinna on Nov 25, 2009:

Hey I sent my Glow in the dark ATC out this morning. hope you like it.

bc7ate9 on Oct 19, 2009:

I'm mailing your Treasure Map ATC today - I hope you like it!

Cheers! - Amy

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