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Date Joined: September 29, 2013
Last Online: November 15, 2022
Birthday: July 7, 1970
Country: United States
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About Me

2/16/14- Hey all. I have some family stuff going on and I'm nervous about signing up for swaps and then having to be away from home at a moment's notice. I will be swapping very carefully and very little for a while.

Hi I am Shannon. I am a 43 year old woman. I live in Oregon with a gang of critters and humans. I have an amazingly beautiful grown up daughter.

Thank you to all the lovely folks that have made Swapbot fun! I have gotten surprise RAK mail that has absolutely blown me away! Thank you @Bigmamabird @Trula and @Stacy

I never really know what to put here so I have tried to add some good info in the "favorites" boxes.

I am not a professional artist. I just need to do artsy craftsy stuff to feel good. I work a lot and being creative is a way of keeping a balance and creating joy! I get in a slump if I don't DO something besides work and sleep.

Why am I here? Recently a friend of mine wanted bottle caps for a project. Instead of just sending a bunch of bottle caps I decorated the box and made a little card...this was super fun and I would like to do it more! I thought wow I love doing this and how fun would it be to get something like this in the mail! :) Then I saw someone "opening their happy mail" on youtube and I said "wait!" people do this? So I searched for it and here I am.

Hope for swaps: I have a bunch of stuff! How fun would it be to package it up and send it to someone who can use it! I want interesting stuff to use in my art. I want cool, fun, pretty, useful stuff to show up in my mailbox! I really enjoy making gifts and find joy in creating with a person in mind. This motivates me. I really love exchanging ideas and being connected with folks who are creative.

Favorite Crafts

I dabble! I like making fun and utilitarian stuff out of recycling and found items. Mixed Media art Journals made from recycled materials are a new favorite. Collage! Collage! Collage!...usually on a box or tin with things not just paper. Recently started trying to learn how to REALLY paint! I like using wire and beads and little embellishments! I have altered some bottles and I'm thinking of working on making "useful" lights or something out of old wine bottles (I have so many). I can't sew! I use fabric and do bookbinding but sewing machines are my bane.

Love these crafty women


I love using music themes in art projects.

I listen to almost all music but Celtic, folk and indie/alternative stuff makes me happy. I like music that other folks may consider obscure. I really really don't like Jazz...weird I know, I've tried...can't do it. The only exception is live jazz singers. Currently listening to Jars of Clay, Passenger, Ray Lamontagne, Liz Phair, Mat Kearney, Blind Pilot, Basia Bulat, Mumford and Sons and lots of random stuff on Pandora.

Current movie favorites are The Heat and Identity Thief. So funny! We watch comedies, horror and sci-fi mostly. Long time favorites: Ferngully, Up, Labyrinth, The Dark Crystal, Manon Des Sources, Jean De Florette, the Die Hard movies (weird I know), Elf, The Notebook and Sommersby.

I love Lewis Black and Kathleen Madigan! They make me pee my pants!

Books: I love anything by Christopher Moore and Charles De Lint!

I don't watch much TV. However I do get on Netflix and consume entire seasons occasionally. Recent Lazy Fun: Pushing Daisies, Once Upon a Time, Supernatural, Eureka, Dead like me, Six feet under, Lie to me, Doll House, Tru Calling and Warehouse 13. Also Mrs Browns Boys when we can find it. This winter the plan is to re-watch X-Files.


Anything weird or off-beat. I tend to like old, funky, sexy, beautiful, strange, steampunky, vintage and funny stuff. Anything really really tiny makes my heart sing for some reason. I collect tiny tiny blown glass animals.

I'm not that excited about seasonal or holiday themed things unless they are super interesting.





Sea Horse


Praying Mantis



Honey bees









Woodland and Sea Creatures

Fairies, gnomes, elves and trolls (love the mythical stuff. Would love to have old or unique images from other places...really would like images of Moomin and other characters not from America!

Poppies are my favorite flower.

I love images of forests, lakes, flowers, ferns and big trees. (even magazine clippings)

My favorite Colors:

Deep Purples

Deep Magenta/Burgundy/Wine





Deep reds/oranges.

I like really deep, bright or earth-tone colors rather than pastels.

Funky comics/newspapers (I like to make envelopes with weird newspaper images. We have a couple of interesting alternative papers that always have funky graphics and shocking columns that I like to use. Would love to get this type of paper from other places.)

I love beer, wine, coffee and subsequently any funky, pretty or interesting labels.

You could go through your junk drawer or stash and send me a handful of small funky metal things, glass beads, keys, broken jewelry, metal buttons and interesting or old scraps and clippings and I would be happy! :) I like to use funky old crap in my art!

I love old wrapping paper and any kind of colored/patterned tissue paper. (the kind for wrapping one's gifts not for blowing one's nose.) :)

I would love to have samples of other peoples rubber-stamps on tissue or tracing paper.

I enjoy "scrap-booking paper" but I appreciate homemade backgrounds and using layers of recycled materials just as much...sometimes more!

I like pressed flowers and leaves.

I use book pages, maps, ephemera, quotes and poems in collage. I would love to have some book pages in languages other than English.

I like to make art journals and collage with postcards, envelopes, old cards, bookmarks, fancy/funky cocktail napkins, doilies, FUNKY/UNIQUE playing cards, bits of paper, bits of lace and scraps of fabric.

I love to see what other people are doing and share ideas and diy techniques.

Metal embellishments of any kind.

I love swirls, spirals, flourishes and Celtic designs.

Treats I crave but don't often purchase because they are expensive:

Caran d'Ache watercolor crayons.

Derwent inktense pencils/blocks.

Any paints, glazes, pigments or shimmery substance from Jaquard or Luminarte!

Pitt pens, Sakura gel pens, paint pens.

Stays-on ink pads.

Rubber stamps and stencils

Little gears and old watch/clock parts

...and things

I love strong coffee...can't do flavored! I like tea. I like white and milk chocolate.

Would love to try things from all over the world! I like it when these things come in funky foils, packets and wrappers. :)

I love essential oils and natural products. Vanilla, oatmeal, honey, amber and almond so far are safe and I love them. Unfortunately anything floral scented is a no go.

Can't do!

I can't do flavored coffees, perfume, incense, scented candles, floral scents of any kind (even all natural).

I am ALLERGIC to fabreeze, PERFUME and most scented things. Please Please Please do not send perfumed or scented items. I'm not a fan of stale cigarette smells but attempting to cover it up with perfume actually makes me sick. I would rather deal with airing a stale smelling packet out instead of having throw it all away because I cannot even get close enough to it to open it. :(

...oh and I really don't like grape or banana flavored items.

Notes to Self


Send Wolfeagle her winged heart tag!!!

Flaked on by:

@breezybealle for profile based swap- Got a wonderful angel package from @PrairieKittin

@jordanrose for sticker swap....this person somehow got to delete their profile before the swap was complete.


Created46 rated for ABES: Send 6 Mixed Bag on Jan 27, 2016
Comment: Thank you for all the wonderful goodies, I think you put more than enough for probably half a dozen pages but I am looking forward to seeing what I can create. Thank you for the inspiration.
Comment: Your tiny mail is adorable, so cute, thank you!
Comment: Thank you for such an impressive collection of tiny mail. You have a talent for these little envies. Funny story: your envelope was so well sealed that I had to use a letter opener. I yanked a little too hard and I had a tiny (and beautiful) explosion of tiny mail. I was really impressed, after I gathered it back together. Thank you!
Artstamper rated for CC: Scraptastic ATC July 2015 on Jul 24, 2015
Comment: Beautiful ATC! Love it, so glad to hear from you. Thanks so much.
Comment: Thanks for the card! Can't wait to add to it.
Response: Sorry you keep getting the same one! :/ Thanks!
Comment: was so excited to get this postcard I almost forgot the rating. Thanks so much for this very pretty PC. Can't wait to add to it.
oetje72 rated for WIYM- Quick Blind Washi Swap! on Feb 18, 2015
Comment: Thank you for the swap, love the samples
nancybarlow rated for A Mail Art PC on Jan 8, 2015
Comment: Shannon, I'm still grinning! The PC is a kick! Love the little alien guys and Saturn with aces...All the details and layers are fun...dictionary page background, silver "celestial bodies"...all fun! Thanks much! NancyB
Comment: Yay! On with the next layer..! I like what you've added...
Comment: Well Shannon, you have gone and done it! My jaw has dropped...you must have had so much fun doing this!The little details are so awesome! Many thanks for working in my journal, I love it!
Response: Thank you! It was a very fun page and I learned a lot while doing it! I am so glad that you are enjoying it! Thank you for the sweet rating! :) ♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡
Comment: I LOVE the card. The kitties are so cute, and the texture is fabulous. Thank you.
Response: Thank you for the heartsy rating Jan! I'm glad you like the kitties! :)♡♡♡♡♡♡
gillman rated for MMA~Create a Masterboard on Oct 25, 2014
Comment: Thank you for the great master boards! I love all the cool stamps, especially the one with glass bottles and flowers! Also love the mail art envie. Thanks again!
Response: Oh excellent!! So glad you got them and enjoy them! Thank you for the sweet rating! <3<3<3 :)
bigmamabird rated for MMA~Create a Masterboard on Oct 22, 2014
Comment: These masterboards will provide excellent beginnings for some new mail art... Many thanks Shannon! I love them and appreciate you using permanent inks... :D
Response: Yay!! I'm glad that you can use them! Thank you for the sweet rating! :) <3<3<3<3
Beckster rated for Pass and Paste-V on Oct 18, 2014
Comment: Thanks for the nice card and the extras!
Response: Thanks for the heartsy rating! Have fun! :)♡♡♡
Comment: Hi Shannon! I will enjoy adding to this, and all the others!
Response: So excited to start another project with you! :)♡♡♡♡♡
Comment: Shannon, there is so much I like on your pages. The birds,the shimmer,the multi layered background and the book peeking through the window. It's glorious, thank you so much.
Response: I'm so so glad you like it!! It was very fun! I'm hooked on the layering now. :) ♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡
Comment: You outdid yourself on these pages Shannon!! I adore the colors, the texture, the leaves and seed pods, the pocket and the leaves in the pocket....truly gorgeous! Thank you so much for contributing to my journal!!
Response: Yay!! This has been such a great project to be a part of! I am so glad you like what I did. It was very fun working with the torn pages and different textures! I hope you can keep journaling I'm the little mini leaf book! Thank you for the sweet rating! :)♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡
luleemik rated for HC: Let's Travel In Style on Oct 4, 2014
Comment: WOW---I am just blown away by your creativity! Everything you made is so me and I am a lucky girl to be on the receiving end of such a generous swap. Thank you for reading my profile and including soooo many things I can use in future swaps! I'm happy to miss a vacation or two if this is what I get...lol!
Response: Thank you Lu! I'm so so glad you liked it and that you can actually use some in your art! I checked out your Flickr page and you always make such nice things for other people! Thank you for the sweet rating! :)♡♡♡
Comment: I'm so happy to have worked on this project with you! I'm so impressed at the quality and beauty of everyone's work. I hope to do it again! Thank you, thank you, thank you. XOXO
Response: Oh Angie thank you so much! This has been a fun project and a fantastic group of women to work with! I'm so sorry that your original journal was eaten!!!! :/ I hope there are at least some good bits left when you get it back. I can't wait to do a new one for you! :) ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥
Comment: My goodness Shannon! Your art is extraordinary! My journal is something I will treasure always! I LOVE it! This swap was SO.MUCH.FUN!! Thank you for your inspiration, your art, and just for being such an amazing person! ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥!!
Response: Thank you Shannon!! You should give yourself a giant hug for picking such an amazing bunch of women and hosting the coolest swap to date! :) I'm so glad you are enjoying your journal it was very challenging and fun to be a part of this swap! It was definitely what I needed! Thank you for all your support and sweetness! ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥

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wolfeagle on Dec 29, 2016:


bjmonroe on Nov 23, 2016:

angelgram on Jul 2, 2016:

☀ ☄☀ ④ᵀᴴJULY ♥ՍՏΑ ♥ ④ᵀᴴJULY ☀ ☄☀


☀ ☄☀ ④ᵀᴴJULY ♥ՍՏΑ ♥ ④ᵀᴴJULY ☀ ☄☀

Ky on Dec 7, 2015:

Ky on Nov 26, 2015:

Ky on Nov 12, 2015:

Hi Shannon don't forget to rate me for the Tiny Mail Swap! :-)

Mugsie on Jul 7, 2015:

"HaPpY BiRtHdAy"!

From all of us at "WIYM" group!

Hope you have a fantastic day!

StarryNights on Feb 13, 2015:

Happy Valentine's Day from First Class Mail Art!

SFreer on Jan 12, 2015:

Haha! Yeah, I'm surviving! :-)

SFreer on Jan 6, 2015:

Hey Lady! Just wanted to say hello and see how the heck you are doing. I've been more gone than here but getting past that now. :-) how r things?

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