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mle

mle
Date Joined: May 15, 2011
Last Online: May 10, 2021

Country: United States

About Me

I am interested in swaps, especially in charm swaps and ATC swaps. Lately I've been in more postcard swaps - they are simple and fast. I've worked in all sorts of mediums but mostly in paper and jewelry. I like to explore new techniques and mediums and look to have my creativity challenged.

I like making charms, cards, and art from found objects, and upcycled materials.

I've made several altered books and enjoy the rebirthing process of turning an unwanted book into a treasure.

I'm an RN and have a side job/apprenticeship at a book bindery that restores and preserves old books and occasionally makes new ones.

Favorite Books

I like books about food such as Food in History; and Pickled, Potted, and Canned.

I like pretty much everything by Dorothy Gilman.

I like classics by authors such as Shakespeare, Dumas, Austen, Twain, Doyle, and Rand.

One of my top favorite books (I really can't pick just one) is Possession by A. S. Byatt. And I like that she is also a critic - means she writes quality stuff.

I like sci-fi/fantasy/romance by Mercedes Lackey, Tamora Pierce, Douglas Adams, Roald Dahl, Kurt Vonnegut, Diana Gabbaldon, and Isabel Allende.

I love old dictionaries with lots of pictures and truly aged pages.

Likes

I deeply appreciate handmade items... effort & risk taking is always admired!

I like swears, sassy everything, nudes and pinups. That inappropriate postcard you bought when you'd had one too many margaritas - I'm the girl you send it to.

Altered Books & Journals

Handmade books or restored books (bookbinding) - I like to reback and rebind old medical textbooks and medical books for home use.

The periods I like are the Renaissance, the Romantic period (Rosetti, Wm. Blake), and the "Arts & Crafts" movement (late 1800's to 1920's), the Silver Screen era.

I like Edward Gorey, Erte, Gustav Adolf Mosa, Aubrey Beardsley, William Morris, William Blake, Gabriel Dante Rosetti, Edward Burne-Jones, Frank Lloyd Wright, Salvadore Dali, Maxfield Parrish, Arthur Rackham, Andrew Wyeth (especially the Helga pictures), N.C. Wyeth, and pre-1900 lithographs. I like modern lithography too, but I really like the old stuff.

Washi tape. It's really become an obsession.

Embossing folders and cutting dies and suggestions for creative ways to emboss.

Embossed or punched foil pieces

Steampunk

Street art/graffiti

Altoid tins

Anne Taintor & other sassy art/collage

ATCs

My favorite colors are blue and green. I love all the colors, but I don't wear yellow or orange.

Keys, old postage stamps, old dictionary pages and pictures, old sewing notions (I'm pretty well stocked on buttons at the moment, thanks to so many generous swap partners), old gears, springs, washers, and cogs.

Vintage anything - but not musty or moldy!

Glass, sparkly beads, gemstone, or metal beads (no plastic please)

Handmade charms

Glitter glue, glitter, confetti (in small amounts)

Old jewelery.

Interesting papers - especially handmade, marbled, pages with foreign (not English) languages, japanese paper, odd natural fiber paper, old maps (pre 1900)

Asian stationery sets

natural/ "handmade" wrapping paper

Day of the Dead anything - skeletons/calaveras, papel picado, milagros, prints by Jorge Guadaleupe Posada

Mexican folkart - lucha, loteria, saints, etc. Plus Mexican artists such as Frida Khalo and her dear husband.

Fairy tales, folk tales and mythology from all cultures. I especially like the illustrations from fairy tale books.

Patterns I like include paisley, vintage looking, travel inspired, Victorian and french flourishes. I like fleur de lis, peacock colors, butterflies, asian inspired, French or Latin American roosters (not the cute country ones), feminine - think Victorian, and the artists I listed above.

I love rabbit and butterfly images.

I like to travel and plan to see the world. Some of my favorite places are San Francisco, England, Belize, Austin TX, and the Sonoran desert.

Dislikes

Not a fan of plastic pony beads, polyester yarn, plastic mesh crafts, needlepoint-type stuff.

Not into "cutsey" stuff like Disney, kittens or puppies, babies or children, country or cowboy, sports, school stuff or super girly.

I don't like holiday themes, especially Christmas.

I don't like religious items meant to convert me, especially crosses.

rating

I promise I will always rate swaps. Even if it takes me a while.

On the other hand, I am not on swap bot to collect ratings. I like the creative outlet it provides me. I'm not going to post flakers or send out reminders to rate me. I figure if you didn't get my swap or it wasn't what you expected, you will let me know. I send out things I'd like to receive and am pleased when I get the same in return. This site is for fun and that's it. If it isn't fun, there's no point.

Food & recipes

For food and recipe swaps:

I love food. I and my family have no allergies to food and love trying new things. Any and all recipes welcome.

Ratings

laterdayze rated for Quick Handmade PC #7 on May 11, 2021
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Comment: Thank you for the kitty postcard you made!
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Comment: Received your postcard today and thank you for it. It is so odd looking. ! I can't make what it represents at all, lol ! You asked me, Have I ever watched Bed knobs & Broomsticks movie? Yes, I have seen it & several times. One of my favorites it is. I had liked Angela Lansberry. Plus, I own it too, hee! I love Disney movies!
arimails rated for Handmade with Love- Jewelry #2 on May 4, 2021
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Comment: Emily! These earrings are beautiful, I cannot wait to wear them <3 you're so thoughtful to make them my favorite colors too. Thank you, this really brightened my day
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AliCrafter rated for Paper Napkin Ephemera #1 on May 3, 2021
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Comment: Thank you so much for the lovely napkins! I can't wait to use some on my projects!
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Comment: I love your ATCs! Thanks for both of them and for the extra bubble paper blanks.
BusyB rated for Paper Napkin Ephemera #1 on Apr 29, 2021
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Comment: Thank you for the fun napkins and envelope you sent in! I'll have fun using these, can't wait! Have a great day!
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Comment: WOW Emily! I just adore and love how you made these ATC's! They are so pretty! The colors you chose to do them with are amazing! I wish mine turned out like yours! They are so gorgeous!! I just adore them so much! Thank you so so much for the two ATC's and also the extra ATC blanks! I am so beyond happy right now, thank you so much again, from the bottom of my heart! Sending hugs! Addie<3
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Comment: I love the ATCs! Very cool, the shark/nature quote is my favorite. I love the extra cards too- such dreamy color combinations, they will make beautiful backgrounds. Thank you so much!!
toni rated for Paper Napkin Ephemera #1 on Apr 27, 2021
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Comment: Lovely napkins and extras! Thanks!
MsBellaDonna rated for Chunk O Cardboard - March 2021 on Apr 21, 2021
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Comment: I love the St. Arnold "chunk" - really cool! Thanks for sending it my way and providing some background on it :) I think it's fun visiting the local breweries. Stay safe and be well!
AzEkologi rated for Chunk O Cardboard - March 2021 on Apr 16, 2021
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Comment: Wowzers! It's such a small world! MY local post office is College/Southern. I live just behind the Denny's/bowling alley on the SEC of US60/Rural (both have been there forever). Thanks so much for the swap (again) and I'm glad that we've swapped a few times and have a 'local connection'. Oh ya...gotta love tacos! Best, Rick
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Comment: Hi Emily, Thank you so much for the creative use of the scraps you chose to develop your postcard. I love the tractor you made , I see it as a tractor anyway. I see the mechanism coming off the top of your tractor, as well. I like how you created wheels. The store that you got the postcards from sounds like a neat place. Over the last 3-4 months, I have met many new swappers to me. It has been Great Fun meeting so many new swappers. I am glad we have met and I hope we have more opportunities to swap. Happy Swapping!! Colorado is still having trouble with mail service both going in and out of the state. I ask for your patience and understanding. Please know that swaps are going out on timeless I contact you. As well, your swaps are getting to me, but your mail is getting here even though it might take a little more time. Barb sleepingrover2010
suepier rated for 10 Things Postcards Swap #2 on Mar 20, 2021
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Comment: Thank you for the pretty postcard from British Colombia. I enjoyed reading your list.
smadronia rated for Good Luck Charm πŸ€ on Mar 20, 2021
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Comment: Thank you! I love it, and it will stay with me while I work and travel, to keep me safe!
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Comment: Thank you β™₯β™ͺβ™«*Β¨*β€’.¸¸❀ πŸ“¬ I love it!
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Comment: Sounds kinda like what Jedi would so! Thanks for joining! I love the PC!
lostinavalon rated for Learn About a New Topic #2 on Mar 4, 2021
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claugraphy rated for Learn About a New Topic #2 on Feb 28, 2021
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Comment: Thank you for your summary!
NRGordon rated for Learn About a New Topic #2 on Feb 28, 2021
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Comment: Thanks for the swap. I found the 'Dawson Film Find' interesting.
CluckRN rated for Learn About a New Topic #2 on Feb 26, 2021
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Comment: Wow that's so interesting that a town with a population of 1300 is the second largest in all of Yukon! πŸ™‚

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Comments

OrigamiGrace on Oct 19, 2020:

Thank you for the finished JAM and set to finish off!

newrule on Jan 29, 2020:

Hello Emily! Thanks so much for the lovely surprise of washi samples. You didn't have to you know. But I really appreciate it. Take care and see you around!

Hell0Z0mbie on Oct 9, 2017:

LOL I'm only brave on IG because I have my "art" one that's separate from my normal/linked to Facebook one that's associated with my actual name. IRL people don't see my account linked here which is for the best! :P

debtea2 on Jun 8, 2017:

awesome finish on the dragonfly jam thank you and hope to jam with you soon

judgedbyabookscover on Jun 8, 2017:

Thanks for the homer, and the set to work on. They are awesome! I ill keep them moving : )

hibiscus on Feb 26, 2017:

Love those finished jams! So creative!

Candyn29 on Jun 3, 2014:

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cmdunderground on Jan 20, 2014:

Hello, can you please rate for ATC bizarre, wacky,& unique holidays JAN. I sent it to you on Dec. 11th..

Meepy on Jul 3, 2013:

Just want to say that it's time to send your surprise packet out!!! ;-) Many greetings

Itti on Nov 15, 2011:

Have you received my banknote swap yet? I haven't heard from you and I posted it a while back.

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