Swap-bot Time: February 17, 2019 9:29 am


Date Joined: May 2, 2011
Last Online: February 17, 2019
Birthday: May 26
Country: United States
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About Me

I'm a wife to my best friend and mother to human and canine babies. We live in Wisconsin and yes, I adore the cold weather.

I was in kindergarden in 1970 and my class sent off postcards attached to balloons. Mine was returned months later from a couple in New York who said they found it in the woods while walking their dog. I thought that was the most magical thing I'd ever heard of. I pictured my little balloon blowing all the way from Wisconsin to New York. Landing in a woods somewhere and surviving a hard winter. Then, being discovered by a nice couple who took the time to return the postcard to me.

I was an avid letter writer and card sender all through my school years - grade school through college. Another one of my favorite letters was one my dad wrote me while I was away at college. I was homesick and so my dad wrote from the perspective of our family dog and drew little pictures in the margins. Gosh that was a cute one and I still have it. I'll have to find that and scan it ...

I sort of lost track of letter writing after I had my family and career and of course, with the introduction of the internet I connected with people online.

I rediscover mail art and penpalling about 10 years ago when my dogs were members of Doggyspace.com. They exchanged postcards with other dogs and through those exchanges I met someone (postmuse) who was doing mail art. I tweaked my scrapbooking skills into multi-media skills and I am now hooked on mailart.

I've been at swapbot for nearly 8 years. I'm mostly exchanging ATCs and handmade postcards these days.

My mail art muse Snooky passed away in 2018. He was 13. Sigh. I'm shattered.


*Dogs (My dogs are Daisy and Bruiser)
*Horses & Mules & Donkeys & Zebras
*Prints from hand carved rubber or linoleum
*The Sun
*The Moon
*Science Fiction
*Favorite color - orange
*Favorite color - purple
*Favorite color - teal/turquoise/blue
*Favorite color - hee hee - so many, mostly vibrant, bright colors
*Edgy themed
*Vintage themed
*Shabby chic themed
*Pop culture
*Bohemian themed
*Bright vibrant colors

I like playing with collage, mixed media, hand carving rubber stamps, buying rubber stamps, owning more rubber stamps and paper than I can ever use, playing with my gelli plates, Sizzix die cutting machine and yeah, I like all that stuff and more.

I love that mailart has exposed me to many different styles, many different artists, many different perspectives.

I like exchanging naked handmade postcards and I usually do 5 x 7 inches in size. I find that size offers enough space to experiment while still being affordable to mail to someone. I like the postcards naked so the address, postage stamps and other postal markings are part of the piece.

I also enjoy making and trading ATCs. I meet with a local group to exchange ATCs monthly (Milwaukee ATC ).

If you're not into the rules at Swap-bot, perhaps you'd enjoy other sites such as International Union of Mail Art (IUOMA). While I try to be cool and layed back about deadlines and getting quailty items, basically I swap at Swap-bot because I enjoy the guarantees that the system provides.

Please don't send

*Postcards in see-through plastic bags. My post office charges me more for these and I always have postage due. Plus, I just don't like them.

*No scrapbook/planner quotes like "Live, Love, Laugh."

*Pastel colors



GinaVisione rated for CC: Put a pig on it on Feb 16, 2019
Comment: Oh LOVE all the Piggies!! Awesome re-use of pre-made PCs. I’m hoping to use up and re-use even more of my supplies too in the Year of the Pig! OINK!
AZmom875 rated for CC: Pig ATC USA on Feb 9, 2019
Comment: OINK! I loved to hear about your stamp making in your note.
dlchick rated for HMPC: Put a cat on it! on Feb 3, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the lovely postcard, I adore it! I really love the combination of textures and patterns. I also went to college in Springfield... Drury University. :) Happy swapping!
Response: You're welcome and I'm glad you got it and like it. I went when the state school was SMSU. I liked it there. XO
Comment: Thanks for the new word! Lol! I don’t have a dog, but I have a kid or two that clag to me all the time!
Response: You so get me. Thanks for that and thanks for the nice rating.
Eclectonote rated for MA: Rubber Stamp ATC on Feb 2, 2019
Comment: Wow, great ATCs, I love them both. The gelli print is a really nice example of using a stamp as both the background and focal point. The background colors work so well together. And the little clown ATC is just perfect! So much variety and interest in the background papers plus the stamping. The clown is a darling, and the addition of the hot pink circle really punches up the design. Thanks for the inspiring artwork!
Response: Yeah, it took quite a few tries with the double stamping and printing to get something that looked the way I wanted it. Thanks for the rating.
ktk8 rated for MA: Put a cat on it PC on Jan 28, 2019
Comment: Awwwww I love this postcard and Y E S some of my favorite people are cats too... namely Specs and Tigger....... Great kitty on this and great collage art work.....THANKS and many hearts.....
Response: Hee hee. Glad you like it! Thanks for the sweet rating.
Comment: Adorable festive pups, thank you!!
GinaVisione rated for CC: Collaged Beast on Jan 3, 2019
Comment: WOW! What an awesome Beast!!! Thanks and Happy New Year!
Response: Thanks Gina!
jeka396 rated for Striped Mail ARt on Dec 26, 2018
Comment: This was a fabulous postcard, I very much enjoyed the zebras!!
Response: Yay! I'm glad and thanks for the nice rating.
Comment: Thanks for the great mail art and the contents as well... You have to tell me about the ATC set-- I am assuming I should add a final(?) layer and send home? Love all your artistamps and the prints of your carvings, so cool... Happy New Year Angie, see you on the flip side!
Response: Ha ha. Yes a three way buddy jam. Thanks for the happy thoughts.
eel rated for KKL: Kat Card on Dec 19, 2018
Comment: Hej Angie, The kitty on your card is so cute...and, you really ought to get one. "Older" is the best time to be having one. Best wishes to you and your family. eel
Response: Ok. I'll tell my husband we have to get a cat in 2019. Fingers crossed.
Comment: 10,000,000 shooting stars and hearts in memory of Snooky - Thank you for all his portrayals in your art over the years. I always thought of you, and Snooky, whenever I saw one. Big hugs~~~
Response: Thank you Gina. That's so sweet of you to say. It's been harder than I thought and making that card was theraputic. I think I'll retire that stamp though. My sweet Snooky.
Comment: Cool beans, I mean brussel sprouts! Thx for the profile note!!
Response: Ha. You're welcome and thanks for the nice rating.
ktk8 rated for CC: Sender's Choice December 2018 on Dec 14, 2018
Comment: I LOVE receiving from YOU.....and LOVE the giraffes....THANK you SO MUCH.... what a GREAT postcard...... many hearts....
Response: Yay! I think I'm out of giraffes. I'll have to stock up for future swaps. LOL. Thanks for the nice rating.
ChrisAnne rated for CS ~ Doggie Deco Christmas Style on Dec 11, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the cute doggie Christmas deco.
Comment: Love the picture!
Response: I'm glad. Love those sprouts. Thanks for the nice rating.
Comment: 😂😂 your comment made me LOL thank you
Response: Ha ha ha! Love those sprouts! Thanks for the nice rating.
GinaVisione rated for CC: Technique Choice USA on Dec 8, 2018
Comment: LOVE the bit of blue - Danke! (and thanks for memory cue and patience for rating! LOL)
Response: You're welcome and thanks for the nice rating.
user6937 rated for MAS: 1 for All on Nov 26, 2018
Comment: I think both are very nice (the backgrounds are fantastic in each one), but agree with you - I think the moon face is my fave :)
Response: Thanks Sandra.

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user6937 on Nov 26, 2018:

Angie, the cat images have arrived. Thanks for putting it on the nice variety of papers!

RiverTopanga on Nov 19, 2018:

Welcome to the Artisan ATC group! We look forward to seeing your beautiful creations. -Leslie /RiverTopanga!

Rosa1 on Nov 9, 2018:

I did. I let them out, then I let them in, then I let them out...

CurlyTea on Oct 31, 2018:

Happy Halloween!

CurlyTea on Aug 16, 2018:

Never hide your wings!

RockyBeach on Aug 7, 2018:

Oh surprise, a precautionary card for the bit of purple swap! Thank you! Using the microscoped cells (?) as balloons is so clever. Love it!

mamalynn on May 23, 2018:

Your surprisecard just came in! I am soooooo in love with it... it's absolutely awesome! Thanks for making my day!!

RockyBeach on May 20, 2018:

Angie, I got your lovely Lady Moon card! Thanks so much! And you really managed to make a perfect mash up of both of my cards! <3

joybells2426 on May 6, 2018:

Thanks for sharing a pic of your completed journal pages. It’s fun to see how they turned out!

GinaVisione on Feb 1, 2018:

OMGosh, such a cute Pup PC landed in my mailbox - BOWwowWOW!!! :D. (Thank you)

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