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Date Joined: December 28, 2011
Last Online: September 27, 2021
Birthday: August 28
Country: United States
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About Me

17 Sep 2021 Update My day job is taking over my life and I'm going to be taking a short break from Swap Bot for about the next 6 weeks or so while we get through the busy season (for us). I may do a swap here or there if my schedule allows.

Swaps Not Yet Received:

COLOR Me Happy ATC #7 (Pink) - Janet Briceno (lachicababy1) Swap Deadline: 03 May 2021. As of 24 June, not received and showing as not sent.

I pledge to rate! I open my mail in front of my computer, so I rate while I'm opening my mail. :-)

I always send my swaps! I prepare my swaps in front of my computer too, so as soon as I put postage on it, I mark them sent. I usually do this at night because I have a full time job, so they are picked up by the post office the next day. If you don't receive a swap I sent, please let me know so I can follow up on it. I will happily resend anything eaten by the post office.

Receiving Resent Swaps Every now and again, the USPS will lose swaps, so I advise my partners before rating. Always. I've had a few situations where I will get the resent swap, then I'll also get the original swap at some later date (Thanks USPS). When I end up getting both, I send a "Thank You" in the mail equivalent to the swap sent and received twice because of awesome swap partners. It just seems like the right thing to do. :-)

I live in Northern Virginia with my husband and kitties, but would much rather live in the forest on a mountain. Perhaps when we retire! I work full time and spend most of my days on the computer so by the time I get home I usually stay away from the computer because I'm tired of it. In my free time, I like to make stained glass and fused glass. I also like to try new crafts.

I like to travel but haven't been anywhere since the plague started. Little trips into nature have been so refreshing.

I have a witty and often sick sense of humor. I cuss ... a lot. I enjoy many things geeky. I'm a Nerdfighter ... DFTBA! And I love playing games with friends and family - Munchkin, Cards Against Humanity, and Exploding Kittens are a couple of my current favorites.

I'm also a pagan who is comfortable talking religion to anyone. In my theological studies, I've come to realize that all major world religions can pretty much be boiled down to one thing: Don't be an asshole. :-) So I try not to be.

Things I Love!

These are things I'd love to receive in any form (ATCs, ephemera, goodies, stickers, etc.)

  • Astronomy - Moon, stars, galaxies, constellations, planets ... all the things!
  • Cats
  • Charmander is my favorite PokΓ©mon
  • Chibi things (especially food and animals)
  • Deadpool and all things Deadpool
  • Grumpy Cat
  • Nerdfighters & the Vlogbrothers - DFTBA!!!
  • Old paper
  • Pusheen ❀️
  • Stamps from other countries
  • Trees and/or leaves
  • Washi (any, but I especially like purples, snowflakes, trees, leaves, moon and stars, rabbits, and cats.)

  • Favorite colors are purples, jewel tones, and saturated colors.

  • Snowflakes - One of my favorite websites is http://www.snowcrystals.com/ because they have beautiful pictures of snowflakes as well as a great science section about how snowflakes form and how the crystals grow in nature (2, 3, 6, and 12 points - Never 4, 5, or 8 points!).

Favorite Crafts

Stained Glass

I have been making stained glass and fused glass art since the 1990s. I can use MANY things in my glass work and like to use "weird" things whenever possible ... like sliced agate, river rocks, crystal points, sea glass, sea shells used bike gears, keys, antique glass plates, antique glass buttons, cabochons, chain, jewelry findings, empty bottles, metal stirrups ... I'll use anything! :-)

Other Stuff

I have really been getting in to making ATCs lately and I like receiving ATCs and supplies that I can use when making them. My style is usually a mixed media / collage type style, but I love trying all sorts of new styles and mediums.

I like trying new crafts and find that I can always use ribbon, Sharpies, origami paper, acrylic paints, metal jewelry findings, metal pendants.

I enjoy painting and decorating those plain cheap wood boxes from craft stores as well as other boxes too. It's nice to re-purpose boxes that are in good shape and make them into something prettier and then use them!


Themes and things I don't care for:

  • Bugs & gross things
  • Religious / scripture
  • Caption words or phrases on ATCs
  • Things with little effort put into them
  • Childish / cartoony / kid-oriented things

Tea Swaps


I am allergic to maple syrup. To be safe, please don't send anything that is even maple flavored. Thank you!


I do not like floral teas, blackberry/raspberry, ginger, lemon, licorice/anise, mango, any melons, rooibos, or mint flavors. I also don't like earl grey or anything by Ashby's.

I like plain black teas and I do prefer black tea over green. Darjeeling is my favorite black tea.

I also like flavored teas with peach, orange, strawberry, spices, vanilla, and apple and I like trying new-to-me flavors too.
I am always looking for Twinings Peach Black Tea. They appear to have quit selling it in the States.

Favorite Teas discovered in swaps:

I will always love to receive these flavors!!

  • Ahmad Vanilla Tranquility
  • Greenfield Vanilla Cranberry
  • ICA Chai
  • SPAR Aardbei Thee (strawberry)
  • Stash Vanilla Chai
  • Tazo Organic Peach Cobbler


kizzlets rated for Map ATC on Sep 24, 2021
Comment: Very beautifully created! Different take on it, I like it! What gel like thing did you use to create that clear paste thing to mimic an airplane window?
Response: I'm so glad you liked it! The clear stuff is "Ultra Thick Embossing Powder" - you use an adhesive (I used the adhesive pen by Ranger), sprinkle on the powder, dump off the excess, then use a heat gun to melt it. I did two layers to get it nice an thicc! :-)
mdrogge rated for USATC: Mixed Media ATC on Sep 12, 2021
Comment: Thanks Michelle 😊
Comment: Thank you for the tea ATC and all the goodies! I love how you used the crochet piece to be like a doily!
Comment: Thank you for the Woodsy bear ATC It is so cute!🀎 it will go next to my camping ATC’s in my binder. 🀎Thanks also for the extra backgrounds.
Loreta rated for MAE: ATC COLOR SWAP 3 for 3: YELLOW on Aug 29, 2021
Comment: My GOODNESS.... the packaging! I thought I won the lotto!! So gorgeous! The yellow ATCs..are just adorable!!! Thank you so much for all love and care put into them. So delicately put together. I adore them. Thank you OH! I almost for. THE STAMPS!! The stamps on the envelope..I love them all!
Comment: Thanks for this very generous swap! I love the stamp gallery that you made! Thanks too for the extras! I love the ocean and lemons! Stay safe and healthy! Hugs from Alaska, Sherry
jannieb rated for USATC: Free Theme ATC Swap on Aug 24, 2021
Comment: Thanks for joining my swap & for the great ATC. Happy swapping!
Comment: Thank you!
sjmoran rated for Four Seasons ATC's on Aug 23, 2021
Comment: It was so beautiful!! Thank you!
theprairiemailbox rated for Fun ATC Backgrounds on Aug 17, 2021
Comment: Thank you, I love these backgrounds and they were packaged so nicely :)
Comment: Great multi media ATC love it! Thank you for the recipes and extra backgrounds. I can’t wait to try the recipes!
turtles27 rated for USATC: Famous Cat ATC on Aug 16, 2021
Comment: Thank you so much for the ATC! I love Grumpy Cat!
Comment: You are so creative, thank you so much for the cards. I love them.
jannieb rated for Free Theme ATC Swap #8 - USA Only on Aug 13, 2021
Comment: Thanks for joining my swap & for the lovely ATC. Your embellishments were cut so neatly. Thanks for the cool extra ATC backs too! Happy Swapping :)
mummsie rated for ACT: Coin with a postage stamp on Aug 12, 2021
Comment: Oh I think your "curtains" for the man was so clever. I love creativity like that. Thank you.
Poeprincess rated for AATC: ATC with people on Aug 12, 2021
Comment: Such a sweet ATC with super embellishments! Thank you for the extras, too.
debbee2014 rated for FTLOC#1-Grunge ATC on Aug 11, 2021
Comment: omg ! Love the grunge atc.I love the keys and the name of the atc. Love the cats and the atc starter. They are so awesome. LOVE all the stamps on the envelope too. Great job - thanks!
debbee2014 rated for Make a found image your own on Aug 11, 2021
Comment: wow that is so cute. love it. oh and thanks for the snoopy's . The ribbon will come in handy.
Begokschaf rated for EPUSA: ATC / Coloring Book on Aug 9, 2021
Comment: You did fantastic. I love the fancy one. . All the extras were so fun. Thank you
geekgirl1001000 rated for USATC: July Free Theme ATC on Aug 4, 2021
Comment: Love the ATC. Thanks for the extras.

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RiverTopanga on Jun 24, 2021:

Welcome to the Artisan ATC group.

I once made a Charmander, jigglypuff, and a few other pancakes for my son when he was young. "Freehand" as it were. They weren't the best art, but spooning pancake batter can be tricky! It started because my mom used to make us snowmen pancakes when we were young πŸ˜‰

Look forward to swapping with you πŸ™‚

njstauter on Oct 19, 2017:

How are you doing? I like that you are taking care of yourself first. Thinking of you and wishing you well.

Camg on Feb 26, 2017:

Thank you very much for being an angel in the January tea swap, you were very, I liked it a lot, including the card, once again I thank you, I hope to hear from you in another swap.

LokiAngel on Feb 25, 2017:

Thank you so much for being an angel in the Feb Tea swap! I received the teas today and can't wait to try them! I added you to my profile list of angels.

flowerchild on Dec 7, 2016:

WOW!!!! I got this envelope in the mail today and when I opened it it was like a clown car...goodies kept coming and coming :) Thank you so much, you really went above and beyond a simple token!!!!

jaimierandolph on Sep 21, 2016:

Profile Check for swap: Any kind of Washi or WHATEVER swap #1 Welcome to swap! Hope you enjoy it! Happy Swapping, jaimierandolph

jimncinpease on Jul 14, 2016:

thank you so much for the teas! the apricot one was waaaayyyy delish!!! thank you again so much!

KatlynAva on Jun 28, 2016:

Thank you again for more than making up for the missing postage! You're a wonderful swapper!!!

julierachelliz on Dec 31, 2011:

I would love to see some of your Easter eggs and some of your glass work! From one newbie to another- HI!

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