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Date Joined: February 6, 2012
Last Online: October 15, 2015
Birthday: October 13
Country: United States
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2012-04-26 Just wanted to thank all my good friends on SB for their overwheling support. It's been appreciated immensely. I also wanted to let my partners know I will be out of the country to bring my grandmother's remains home to the Philippines from May 23rd to June 25th. I will be sending ALL my swaps well before I leave and of course there won't be any activity from me on here until way after I return home. I know I won't be able to stay away too long. I love you guys and the stuff ya create!

Thank you for your kindness, patience and understanding.


2012-04-19 My G-Ma passed away today so I won't be here for a while. Miss @maciemcgowan your zine is done but got left behind on my desk. I will send it out immediately after I arrive home.

Thank you for your patience.


2012-04-09 Say hello to my RL younger sis @o0o0hblah She's incredibly talented and craftier than I could ever hope to be.


ATTENTION SWAP PARTNERS: Please do not write swap or swapbot or the name of the swap or anything at all web-related, on the outside of your envelope or parcel to me. Thank you for your kindness and discretion.

Hello! My name is Anna and I live in California, United States.  I am a single mother to a very adorable little boy and a returning college student.  I work at a super popular cafe and enjoy interacting with people. 

Its been over 10 years since I've done anything artistic/creative for fun but I have participated in simpler swpas in the past on livejournal.com and other fan sites. I'm a novice scrapbooker and have unfortunately forgotten how to knit but I have a passion for art and it's different mediums. I am hungry to learn and a quick study.  I've been on pinterest and it's like coming home to the motherland! Haha.

As a child I've been a faithful pen pal until my pen pals out grew snail mail. I've also been collecting stationaries, post cards, letters, and notes since then too. For a whole year I was obsessed with book binding. I gave out a whole bunch of hand stitched books but after much tears and blood loss, i decided to leave it to the professionals, lol, but being on here has reawaken that fire. In general, I love connecting with people and spreading love and pretty, pretty things. ^-^ 

Completely, over-the-moon, obsessed with altered and filled matchboxes!!!! I needs to own and make them!

Matchboxes, instabooks, bookbinding and zines! Oh, swap-bot, how you've ruined me forever...lol. ^.^

Paper Crafting forever!!

Rating & Offerings

I rate the same day I receive.

I rate based on Swap-Bot rules. (Swap meets requirements - 5, swap is late with NO communication OR does not meet requirements - 3, nothing received - 1)

Extras are nice but I give hearts based on effort and originality.

I do my best to always send on time. Please PM me if you do not received my swap about 3 weeks after the deadline and I'll be happy to resend.

If you're going to be late on sending your swap, just contact me. I know how life can get crazy sometimes.

Private swaps are welcome!

I can offer:

  • Craft: Altered Matchboxes
  • Craft: Bookmarks
  • Craft: Instant books
  • Craft: ATCs
  • Craft: Upcycled envies
  • Craft: Mini Zines
  • Craft/Bought: Postcards
  • Starbucks Coffee
  • Tazo Tea
  • Japanese/Asian goods ( ex: bento boxes, origami paper, etc)
  • Ribbons
  • Note Cards
  • Eyelets
  • Brads
  • Cute buttons
  • Letter sets
  • Lip balm
  • Earrings
  • Or a reasonable $ amount worth of surprise from your etsy favorites

I adore...

anything to do with:

  • Dean Winchester
  • Birds (robins, nightingales, sparrows, peacock, ducks)
  • Trees (I love bonsai trees, redwood forests, rain forests, maple trees....)
  • Stamps
  • Animals & bugs ( giraffe, sheep, black sheep, llamas, elephants, dragonflies,...)
  • Water
  • Corals
  • Jellyfish
  • Boats (anything nautical, really)
  • Umbrellas
  • Hot air balloons
  • First aid kits (I like bandages and those phials o' rx, lol)
  • Cute looking fruits
  • Old maps
  • Kites
  • Ernie the envie (I'm so jealous of all the early swappers here who got Ernie the envie themed swaps!)
  • Upcycled/repurposed anythings!
  • Daryl Dixon

Favorite Colors

Red, yellow, orange, green and royal purple.

Recently I've been craving corals, greys, soft greens, and butter cream colors.

If I were Design Seed tones, I would be

Music & Books

I love all types of music! From gangsta rap to soothing meditation music and in between.  I'm a huge fan of Eminem, No Doubt, Gwen Stefani, Bob Marley, Fleetwood Mac, Journey, Dr. Dre, Joan Jett covers, old Madonna, Aaliyah, Maroon 5, Lykke Li, and Queen- to name some.

I'm a voracious reader! mI've recently had to switch to ebooks as I've no more room yfor another bookcase.  I am a diehard fan of Kim Harrison's Rachel Morgan series, Patricia Brigg's Mercy Thompson series and Karen Chance's Cassandra Palmer series.  I used to read a lot of Laurell K. Hamilton but she got too porny for me. I also used to read Charlaine Harris too but got too impatient waiting for installments.  I thoroughly enjoyed her Lily Bard "Shakespeare" series as well as her Harper Conelly "Grave" series.

Movies & TV shows I love

I will happily rewatch Amelie, the Sandlot, Equilibrium, 28 Days Later, Shawshank Redemption, Moulin Rouge, The Road, Gladiator, Immortal Beloved, Matrix Series, Serenity, Dawn of the Dead, Little Rascals, and Y Tu Mama Tambien.

Whedon forever!!! Buffy, Angel, Firefly, and Dollhouse.  Dark Angel, Supernatural, Dexter, Walking Dead, and Two Broke Girls.

Yum in my tum!

Chocolate, tea, chocolate, gummy candies, (OMG! Chocolate covered gummi bears are the best things since ever!) chocolate, all favors of Japanes Pocky, coffee, chocolate, water, and more chocolate.  I've never tried chocolate pomegranate seeds and I'm sorta dying to. ^-^

Searching to do private UK trade for some goody good stuff gummy/sour snacks!!!

If you're still unsure

If you're stuck and still don't have an idea what to send, here are some things I can't get easily in my area, or things I've never seen in RL and would like one, or things I can not make myself yet. 

Please, please, please don't read this as a gimme list or feel you HAVE to send these to make my day. I'm sure you, crafting genius you, will have a sense of me already and just know I'll love your work!

  • a booklet of artistamps
  • instant books/ mini zones about you or where you're from or about something funny that happened to you...
  • kawaii!!!
  • Altered and/or filled matchbox 
  • kawaii matchbox! (happy eeeek!!!)
  • Recipes for freezable casseroles, crockpot, and tasty veggie dishes
  • Miniature elephant figurines (mine were stolen by roommates in college)
  • Japanese Pocky. Any flavor
  • Wooden postcards or any unique postcard
  • Vintage handkerchiefs
  • Japanese washi tape
  • Ribbons
  • Windup toys, old collection stolen yet again
  • Sanrio Twin stars! I miss them!

Makes me go YIKES!

  • Disney
  • Anything pastel
  • Lisa Frank
  • Snakes
  • Spiders
  • Betty
  • Anything overly girly-girl (I'm a bit of a tomboy)

Sent/Waiting on

Sent for Tag:

Waiting on Tag:

I collect....tag from @swapbotalgeria


Comment: I will change rating if/when you send the zine. You have such a good swap history, so I am troubled that you haven't logged in or responded to messages since August 1. I hope things are ok.
Comment: Really awesome mini-zine! Sending you much love and blessings! Your story touched my heart. ♥
Comment: Cool zine - and I love the envelope, too. Thanks!
Comment: Thanks for the great zine and the wonderful envelope!!
Comment: I love the way it was wrapped. It was fun opening it like a present! Great swap I'd cards too. Thank you!
wolfeagle rated for OTH - Handmade PC on May 19, 2012
Comment: Thank you for the postcard.
SewSouthern rated for March of the Monsters on May 11, 2012
Comment: What a cute matchbox!! Thank you.
racheljohnson rated for Spring Matchbox Swap on May 7, 2012
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful bird matchbox! I love the lace and all of the pretty goodies inside. Perfect colors for me! Thank you also for the tiny stamp book!! It will have a proud place in my stamp collection. Happy swapping!
Comment: Beautiful, and nice stuff too, thanks!
maciemcgowan rated for Earth Day Green Mini Zine! on May 1, 2012
Comment: thanks a bunch for the mini-zine :) I love the little stamp book too!
Amigirl rated for Amigirl/afemshoe on Apr 30, 2012
Comment: I really enjoyed all the goodies! You went above and beyond! Too much! I love everything, and you deserve a million Hearts! I especially love the sweet little yarn balls, such pretty colors!
Comment: I love the earth day shrine. I have a little collection of recycling/ecology artwork, and it will go with that display. Thank you! Kathy
Comment: I loved reading your mini-zine! What a cool story! I hope to be able to read the next issue and would love to trade zines with you when you write it. And I totally agree with the quote in your story: "Perfection is boring and doesn't exist." The background artwork is very pretty too! Thank you so much! I am very happy to have your zine in my collection! :)
Tommie rated for 32-Count Vintage Matchbox on Apr 19, 2012
Comment: i SO love the little key! the MB is super cute and well made, thank you so much. hopw to swap w you soon. also let*s have a private swap again! i am addicted to Mbs.
Comment: awww i love the MB and all the goodies inside of it. it was such a great swap!!!
Comment: This is really good Anna. I like it alot...♥♥
Response: I'm very happy you like it. Your words mean so much to me. Thank you!
Comment: Very lovely. Thank you so much. And yep another for my "Anna" Collection. : )
Response: Yay!

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