Swap-bot Time: January 28, 2022 11:23 am


Date Joined: July 3, 2020
Last Online: January 27, 2022
Birthday: June 28
Country: United States

About Me

I'm an ICU RN in Minnesota. Dog Mom. Grandma. Wildly inappropriate (at appropriate times).

I ALWAYS send on time. Period. If you don't receive, please let me know ASAP and I will make it right.

I click "sent" when I put items in the mailbox at the post office.


(Don't stress, I enjoy pretty much everything that isn't on my 'dislikes' list). That said, I prefer thoughtfully created items rather than a lot of 'extras'.

Krampus, imps, dark elves, demons, and generally all spooky creatures. Gargoyles/grotesques, skulls/skeletons and anatomic images and illustrations. Vintage horror and Sci-Fi. Grown-up Gothic aesthetic, Steampunk, and Victorian. Celtic, Nordic/Icelandic.
Feminist art, protest art, advertising art. Subversive art.

Handmade postcards, ATCs and ATCoins (not 'sticker slapped', any media).

Vintage nurses, especially WWII era

COOKIE MONSTER!!!! Oscar, Grover, Yip Yips, Kermit, Animal, Beaker, the Swedish Chef

Mr. Rogers

Female Villains, including Disney.

Stained glass windows, especially geometric and non-religious.

Dark purple, jewel tones.

Quality over quantity.

Halloween (grown-up, not childish),


Swearing. You will not offend me with the "F-bomb". Same with risque or 'naughty' images (just not flat-out pornography please)

Dragonflies, seahorses, hedgehogs

Catahoulas, Corgis, Golden Retrievers (All my fur friends were rescues)

Public broadcasting (tv and radio)

International travel (I miss it so much!)

Fountain pens, dip pens, and pretty ink. (I gravitate towards dark purples) Wax seals. Making my own ink from plants.

Art and Art History, especially European Renaissance, Icelandic and Nordic, Roman and pre-Roman, Islamic, African and African-American, and all things Expressionist. Vintage and historical erotic images. Historical nurse/medical art/posters, Eco- and 'green' living, repurposing and upcycling

Whisky, whiskey, and Scotch. (Yet, I've never been drunk. Go figure.)

Modern/urban homesteading. Food preservation. Baking, cooking, candy-making. Kitchen alchemy.

Favorite Crafts

Favorite crafts to do:

Knitting/crochet, ATCards/coins, handmade postcards, and other mini works of art, useful items, Aromatherapy items, Jewelry, Sewing/quilting, Amigurumi (both knit and crochet), Challenges that make me 'think outside the box', Recycled items into crafts, Origami and other folded/manipulated paper crafts

Working on my watercolor skills (watercolor has always vexed me... I will eventually conquer it)

Favorite Movies, Music, Media

Most musicals. Most local theater. Some national productions (when I'm lucky enough to go)

Movies/TV: Killing Eve, Outlander, Dexter, Counterpart, Dark, Foreign movies, Good (and bad) Vampire movies, Great British Baking Show, Monty Python, satire, and dark humor. Sci-fi, dystopian, and post-apocalyptic. Stupid funny (i.e. Big Mouth, Bad Santa, etc)

Music: my tastes run the spectrum.

Please Don't Send:


"Cute" or childish items, 'kawaii', and the like.

Overly 'girly' items (specifically requested for my daughter or granddaughter). Glitter and 'sparkles'.

Racism, hate, Science denial.

Makeup/bath/body products (skin is too sensitive, fragrances often give me migraines)

Tea, coffee, and food. (I like the packaging, but I'm picky about what I eat/drink)

Bootlegged items (please respect copyright)

Anything that smells of smoke, (Illicit) drug or pot imagery

NO religious or political themes (unless the swap is specifically for them), tracts, and the like.


Comment: These are amazeballs! Thank you so much, I can only imagine how hard you worked on these. I can't wait to display them. 😍
colodad rated for AATC: ATC with 3 elements on Nov 19, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the great ATC. loved the envelopes as well.
Meliknives rated for CPG Christmas Amigurumi - US Only on Nov 19, 2021
Comment: Oh my gosh! These are so cute! The little friend to the little friend killed me! I love it so much, thank you!
Disneydezi rated for HED: Hocus Pocus Quote ATC on Oct 31, 2021
Comment: Thank you so much for a lovely swap! That extra was my first ever ATC Coin!
chaiwitch rated for LLU: Poetry In Motion 🌊 on Oct 31, 2021
Comment: Lovely poetry! I totally understand why your boyfriend is your favorite poet. :-) Thank you for the pretty washi tapes in my favorite color!
chimerix rated for USATC: Free Theme ATC on Oct 31, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the lovely dragonfly ATC. It is so pretty. And I love the Mae West playing cards. Aloha!
Comment: Thanks for the bat ATC. Aloha
luluvision rated for FCMA - Spooky Handmade Postcard on Oct 26, 2021
Comment: What a great spooky postcard! I love the background! And that gargoyle sticker is a riot! Thank you so much! I'm loving the fall weather! Happy Halloween!
YooperHill rated for AMA: MMMAS #10 -Monster on Oct 23, 2021
Comment: LOVE,LOVE, LOVE IT! Love the forever weird stamp too!
charlottenc rated for USA-Mega Halloween ATC on Oct 21, 2021
Comment: Spectacularly spooky! Love the bats. Thanks for a wonderful card that will be part of my Halloween decorations. Happy Halloween to you!
gadasinialdigim rated for AMA: Any Type of Mailart #3 on Oct 21, 2021
Comment: Hey ELean thanks for this greate postcard. I normally dont like glitter but it really looks great on your postcard 🌸
Comment: Thanks for the lovely postcard. I adore that stained glass look! So beautiful. 😍😍
Comment: Thanks so much- I adore this card! It's on my fridge now! :-)
Rabbitfreedom rated for Gone Batty ATC on Oct 12, 2021
Comment: thanks for the faboolus Batty ATC! Love it!
riviwriter rated for CPG Halloween 2021 ATC - US Only on Oct 12, 2021
Comment: This is a BEAUTIFUL ATC thank you! I love spooky season as well <3
luv2kraft rated for USA-Mega Halloween ATC on Oct 11, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the awesome ATC. AND YOUR LOVELY NOTE. MY KIDS ARE 40 AND 34. Only 1 grandchild that lives kinda far. So no trick or treating here.
jannieb rated for USA-Mega Halloween ATC on Oct 8, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the scary Halloween ATC! I love the embossing. You did a great job on it. Thank you for the goodies as well. Take care!
Comment: Love the Bats Halloween PC. My niece is a biologist and she studied fruit bats in the Philipines.I love the Fall for its Fall colors, cider, apple dumplings and layering of clothes. Hope your enjoying your fave hot soup. bearnbabs

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OrigamiGrace on Oct 20, 2021:

Just stopping by to say...


RiverTopanga on Jun 24, 2021:

Welcome to the Artisan ATC group. 🙂 Love your profile. Have you seen the Dr Who episode, "Don't Blink?" You might like it,, angel statues,, not gargoyles, but.... well,, you have to see it! Can't wait to swap with you.

wolfeagle on Dec 30, 2020:


ittybittykitty on Oct 31, 2020:

Happy Halloween!

Rainydancer on Sep 30, 2020:

Welcome to sunshine swaps!

ladydy5 on Sep 28, 2020:

God Bless your service to humanity and welcome to our group Artistically Inclined

CariahCreates on Sep 16, 2020:

Reminding myself to send you some Krampus greetings this holiday season!

djcamp04 on Aug 4, 2020:

Thank you for Dad’s birthday cards!!! It put a smile on his face for sure!! ❤️

Snaileditcrafts on Aug 2, 2020:

Thank you for joining this swap that I am hosting, "Home Made With Love." Partners have been assigned! Have fun with this, as you share your home made items with your assigned partner! p

arimails on Jul 22, 2020:

Haiku for You! Thanks for joining :)

What a lovely day/ When the sunshine is so warm/ I do enjoy this.

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