Swap-bot Time: August 19, 2022 3:55 pm


Date Joined: April 10, 2009
Last Online: August 19, 2022

Country: United States
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A note on Rating: I usually rate a couple times a week, as all of my incoming mail goes to a mailbox that I can't access after hours. I try to get there at least twice a week and rate as soon as I go through my mail.

** If you are sending to me, I also have a Canadian address if you prefer **

If you have not received my swap after a reasonable amount of time (what is that anyways, with covid?!) please let me know prior to rating a 1. I've been here 13+ years, and am very serious about swapping. I don't flake. I'm more than happy to resend if something's gone wrong and will always extend the same courtesy.

Below are some things about me. This is not a "you must send these things" list. It's to help with any profile related swaps, and to get to know a bit more about me. I always appreciate everything that is sent to me.

About Me

Hard to believe I've been here over 13 years! Time flies :) I've had the pleasure of meeting so many great people from around the world, that I would have otherwise never known.

I design and create metalwork jewelry, and it's my passion and full time gig. I am lucky enough to spend my days in my studio, creating pretty things to send to lovely people around the world.

In my spare time, I love to do crafts of all kinds (see below), spend time with my hubby and cats. We lost our 3 seniors (17.5 and 18 years old) within about half a year of each other, but we have one monster left and an outdoor feral who now comes into the house occasionally for a snoop :) I love going to thrift shops and vintage and antiques markets and could spend hours upon hours (days? lol) sifting through old treasures.

Favorite Crafts

I love creating so many different things, and can't think of much I have not tried yet.

I love paper crafts, scrapbooking, stamping, painting, mixed media art and collage, art journals, junk journals, ATC's, smash books, gelli printing, stitching, altered art, and digital art. I've begun trying out more painted and dyed papers and loving that.

During lockdowns, I started to get back to some old crafts I haven't done in years ... crochet, sewing, cross stitch, embroidery and macrame (it's actually cool again lol).

Likes & Loves

Vintagy Things

  • old photos, especially Victorian photos like tintypes and cabinet cards. I also love black and whites from the 1920's and 1930's
  • RPPC
  • vintage ephemera, old maps, travel stubs, old documents, victorian postcards, vintage postcards
  • vintage hat pins
  • old skeleton keys
  • old used postage stamps from around the world
  • foreign language book/dictionary pages
  • vintage maps

Crafty Things

  • Love anything from Tim Holtz, Maggie Holmes, Dear Lizzy, My Minds Eye, October Afternoon, Basic Grey, Crate Paper, etc.
  • handmade junk journals
  • handmade envelopes
  • Flow/Frankie magazines
  • Things for junk journals/smash books
  • chipboard and embellishments of all kinds
  • sari silk ribbons (any colours!)
  • scrapbook papers
  • washi tapes
  • rubber stamps (love artsy ones, butterflies, dragonflies, birds, old writing, ornamental, etc.)

Miscellaneous Random Things :)

  • small shells and beach/sea glass
  • absolutely LOVE anything from Papaya Art
  • bird motifs (natural and/or vintage looking and whimsically drawn)
  • pretty florals
  • botanicals
  • Anything Edward Gorey
  • owls and woodland
  • Chococat and Deery Lou, although not a fan of Kawaii, otherwise :)
  • cats
  • Anything Moomins :)
  • Somerset style
  • nature inspired things
  • strange things like old pictures/postcards of urban decay, ornamental and unique headstones/cemeteries
  • I love and appreciate anything handmade :)

Fave Colors

  • My favourite colours are black, pinks (not bubble gum) kiwi/avocado/moss/celery greens, turquoise, aqua, teal, and choc or moss brown, jewel tones, fall colors, rustic colors. Not really into primary colors or fluorescents/neons

Not So Fussy About

I appreciate and welcome everything I receive. The following are just not really my personal taste:

Heavily scented items, primary and neon colours, cartoonish/child-like items (except those mentioned above), anime, kawaii, etc. (unless noted), religious/political items, dragons, vampires, etc., snakes, sloths, those yellow smile face stickers (yes, I'm weird lol)

Favorite Television

Ghosts, Chicago PD, Criminal Minds, FBI, Cold Case, Friends, The Mentalist, Law & Order (the original, not the reboot), Castle, Bones, Elementary, Sherlock, House (MD), The Closer, True Detective, Dexter, Cardinal, Dead Like Me, Person of Interest, Bosch, crafting shows, cooking shows, serial binge watcher of Investigation Discovery channel.

Favorite Music

I love music and can't get through a day without it! Mostly an alternative/grunge gal, but I'm all over the map really! Some faves:

Red Hot Chili Peppers, Type O Negative, The White Stripes, Brad Sucks, Depeche Mode, The Cure, Radiohead, Garbage, Thirteen Senses, Muse, The Verve, The Cult, Linkin Park, The Black Keys, Pearl Jam, Sisters of Mercy, Oasis, The Offspring, Stone Temple Pilots, Incubus, Third Eye Blind, Broken Bells, Foo Fighters, AC/DC, HIM, The 69 Eyes, AFI, Neverending White Lights, etc

Movies & Books

Books I most enjoy are mysteries and crime dramas. Some of my favourites being from James Patterson (love the Alex Cross ones!). I also love Stephen King, Stieg Larsson, Kathy Reichs (Bones), Tess Gerritsen (Rizzoli and Isles)

I'm a bit obsessed with craft books and arty magazines. Forever growing collection of Stampington/Somerset mags is my favorite.

My fave movies are rom coms, comedy, some action movies, and thrillers. Love any and all James Bond movies!

I must admit I am in love with Robert Downey Jr. I know we are meant to be together, and as soon as he realizes this, it will all be good! ;o


Just notes for me:

Sent ISS: 3-2-1 swap to @eevalah (with tracking) and the envelope has now been returned to me with Finnish post return label on it. I have contacted her, but she has logged in and not responded to my message. Also sent email to her and not gotten a response. I will re-send if/when she does decide to come back and provide the appropriate Information. Pic of envelope is on my Flickr.


Comment: Thanks so much!!
tendersores rated for ESG: My Favorite Photo - June on Jul 11, 2022
Obstminkerl rated for ESG: My Favorite Photo - June on Jul 4, 2022
Comment: What a cute kitty! Thanks for sharing!
freespirit66 rated for ESG: My Favorite Photo - June on Jul 2, 2022
Comment: That's a beautiful cat! Loved your graphics as well on the email.
SatisHuman rated for Email Music Game #9 on Jun 10, 2022
Comment: Keeping it 100 with Pink Floyd! One of my faves!
kammy rated for Email Music Game #9 on Jun 8, 2022
Comment: Cool list
debbiespoms rated for Email Music Game #9 on Jun 6, 2022
Comment: Thanks very much for the great list!
Comment: Thank you for this lovely swap. Both library pockets are beautiful and I can't decide which one I like best! Hope you'll forgive me for the late rate.
Comment: Thank you so much for the lovely art you made, and I really feel spoiled with the tissue paper. I love Dina's style. They will surely find their way to my art journal.
BookishPenpal rated for Email Music Game #8 on May 30, 2022
Comment: Thank you for sharing 🫶
ariestess rated for Email Music Game #8 on May 29, 2022
Comment: Thanks for sharing! Definitely some stuff to check out in Spotify.
Ang rated for CS: Scrappy Circles on May 24, 2022
Comment: Thanks for these. Mine were not as dainty as what you sent, so it was fun to see what someone else created. Thanks for choosing colours I love too!!
dorcii rated for Email Music Game #8 on May 24, 2022
Comment: Thanks for your list and the nice background of the email :)
Cindymt rated for Email Music Game #8 on May 20, 2022
Comment: Thanks for sharing!
satinification rated for Email Music Game #8 on May 20, 2022
Comment: Thank you for sharing your list! Some new songs (for me) to check out ;) I love Linkin Park!
carterj rated for *Just write* email #2 on May 16, 2022
Comment: Thank you for the lovely email, saving turtles is important! I also saved one once many years ago.
mysmashbooklife rated for *Just write* email #2 on May 14, 2022
Comment: Thank you for your email! I can totally relate to the tv shows. Everything seems to bore me but I loved house as well. Some medical issues are so intresting!
Comment: Yesterday was a happy mail day! LOVE love the clusters and the extra pocket and the PCs are adorable! Lol, agree, the scrap bin seems to never get empty! Thank you for a wonderful swap! ❤️
arimails rated for CPG ATC Coin w/a Word #2 - US on Apr 26, 2022
Comment: A lovely ATC Coin! Thank you :)
arimails rated for ESG: 3-2-1 on Apr 26, 2022
Comment: Thanks for sharing!

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jamicam on May 2, 2021:


sebastian122 on Jan 9, 2021:

Hang in there.

LahDeeDah on Mar 26, 2020:

Paige1900 on Feb 16, 2020:

Wishing all the best! Please keep in touch! 😃

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