Swap-bot Time: March 21, 2023 3:48 am


Date Joined: July 3, 2020
Last Online: March 20, 2023
Birthday: June 28
Country: United States

About Me

I'm an ICU RN in Minnesota. Dog Mom. Grandma. Wildly inappropriate (at appropriate times).

I always send, and I will communicate if I need to send late (it's only happened once).

I click "sent" when I put items in the mailbox at the post office.


(Don't stress, I enjoy pretty much everything that isn't on my 'dislikes' list). That said, I prefer thoughtfully created items rather than a lot of 'extras'.

Krampus, imps, dark elves, demons, and generally all spooky creatures. Gargoyles/grotesques, skulls/skeletons and anatomic images and illustrations. Vintage horror and Sci-Fi. Grown-up Gothic aesthetic, Steampunk, and Victorian. Celtic, Nordic/Icelandic.
Feminist art, protest art, advertising art. Subversive art.

Handmade postcards, ATCs and ATCoins (not 'sticker slapped', any media).

Vintage nurses, especially WWII era

COOKIE MONSTER!!!! Oscar, Grover, Yip Yips, Kermit, Animal, Beaker, the Swedish Chef

Mr. Rogers

Female Villains, including Disney.

Stained glass windows, especially geometric and non-religious.

Dark purple, jewel tones.

Quality over quantity.

Halloween (grown-up, not childish),


Swearing. You will not offend me with the "F-bomb". Same with risque or 'naughty' images (just not flat-out pornography please)

Dragonflies, seahorses, hedgehogs

Catahoulas, Corgis, Golden Retrievers (All my fur friends were rescues)

Public broadcasting (tv and radio)

International travel (I miss it so much!)

Fountain pens, dip pens, and pretty ink. (I gravitate towards dark purples) Wax seals. Making my own ink from plants.

Art and Art History, especially European Renaissance, Icelandic and Nordic, Roman and pre-Roman, Islamic, African and African-American, and all things Expressionist. Vintage and historical erotic images. Historical nurse/medical art/posters, Eco- and 'green' living, repurposing and upcycling

Whisky, whiskey, and Scotch. (Yet, I've never been drunk. Go figure.)

Modern/urban homesteading. Food preservation. Baking, cooking, candy-making. Kitchen alchemy.

Favorite Crafts

Favorite crafts to do:

Collage, ATCards/coins, handmade postcards, and other mini works of art, useful items, Aromatherapy items, Jewelry, Sewing/quilting, Amigurumi (both knit and crochet), Challenges that make me 'think outside the box', Recycled items into crafts, Origami and other folded/manipulated paper crafts

Working on my watercolor skills (watercolor has always vexed me... I will eventually conquer it)

Favorite Movies, Music, Media

Most musicals. Most local theater. Some national productions (when I'm lucky enough to go)

Movies/TV: Killing Eve, Outlander, Dexter, Counterpart, Dark, Foreign movies, Good (and bad) Vampire movies, Great British Baking Show, Monty Python, satire, and dark humor. Sci-fi, dystopian, and post-apocalyptic. Stupid funny (i.e. Big Mouth, Bad Santa, etc)

Music: my tastes run the spectrum.

Please Don't Send:


"Cute" or childish items, 'kawaii', and the like.

Overly 'girly' items (specifically requested for my daughter or granddaughter). Loose glitter and 'sparkles' (please be sure nothing 'sheds' glitter, seal that stuff up well!).

Racism, hate, Science denial.

Makeup/bath/body products (skin is too sensitive, fragrances often give me migraines)

Tea, coffee, and food. (I like the packaging, but I'm picky about what I eat/drink)

Bootlegged items (please respect copyright)

Anything that smells of smoke, (Illicit) drug or pot imagery

NO religious or political themes (unless the swap is specifically for them), tracts, and the like.


papercraft70 rated for CPG Winter 2022 HMPC - Global on Jan 5, 2023
Comment: Nice embossed snowflakes. Simple yet beautiful. Thank you.
Robin1969 rated for USATC: Free Theme ATC Swap #2 on Dec 28, 2022
Comment: Love your ATC and the extra goodies, thank you and Happy New Year!
Robin1969 rated for USATC: Christmas ATC on Dec 17, 2022
Comment: Love the ATC, its so beautiful!
luv2kraft rated for CPG Wonky Lil Xmas Tree ATC - US on Dec 15, 2022
Comment: Thank you for the well created wonky tree.
squince rated for Totally Inappropriate PC Swap #10 on Oct 11, 2022
Comment: LOLOL love it!
Response: Still kicking myself for not buying more of those cards. I only bought one! LOL
satinification rated for AMA: Things with Wings -June on Jul 6, 2022
Comment: Your bird postcard arrived safely and I love it. Oh, I guess it is mine postcard now ;). Thank you!
Comment: Thank you for the postcard. I love the background!!
Comment: What a beautiful atc, Elean! I love the technique you used! Love the dragonfly on the envelope, too! Thank you for such a wonderful swap!
Sonya rated for USATC: Free Theme ATC June on Jun 24, 2022
Comment: Thanks for the cool hummingbird card, Elean. I'd never heard of dendritic printing before. A new technique to try!
user6937 rated for AO: (Almost) Anything Goes ATC Swap on Jun 14, 2022
Comment: I'm looking up "dendritic printing" as we speak - looks like a fun technique. You sent this on my b-day - how kind of you, lol. Hope it's still beautiful where you are. It's raining cats and dogs here (river watch rain). Thanks for your nice note!
Comment: Thank you.
Gobarb rated for AATC: One ATC with a child on Jun 10, 2022
Comment: Thank you for the great ATC. I really like how you did it. I agree with you, the boy reminds me of Christopher Robin, also. Thank you for the well wishes, also. I am hanging in there. Have a great summer!
Comment: ❤️I so enjoyed your nurse's day in a life postcard! Handmade postcards are my favorite, thanks again!❤️
Response: Funny, we had a survey at work, participants “earned” raffle tickets (the blue one on the card). I just found out yesterday that I won something.
TTrotti rated for SSM: Handmade Postcard - SC May 22 on Jun 9, 2022
Comment: HI Elean! Love your PC - cool image and I love how you decorated and embellished the background - what techniques did you use? Thx again and see ya around the postbox. Tama
Response: I think the background was rubber stamped/embossed then watercolor. That seems my theme lately.
vlhafer54 rated for AATC: One ATC with a woman on Jun 5, 2022
Comment: Outstanding - Thank you so much - Don't forget to vote!
Sonya rated for CPG Stenciled ATC - Global on Jun 4, 2022
Comment: Thanks for the beautiful dragonfly ATC. How did you know purple & turquoise were my favorite colors? :)
luv2kraft rated for OATCs: Something with a Tail on Jun 3, 2022
Comment: thank you for the lovely ATC. Purple is my favorite color.
Comment: Thank you
coleenfranks rated for AATC: One ATC with a man on Jun 2, 2022
Comment: Hi Elean, you did a great job on expressing the swap. And since my ATC collection is vintage he will fit right in, And such a pretty card which I will certainly "recycle." TU for all.
rarjones rated for USATC: Free Theme ATC Coin on Jun 1, 2022
Comment: TY for a very pretty ATC Coin. Love the butterfly and the colors of the background as well. Very summery:)

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OrigamiGrace on Oct 20, 2021:

Just stopping by to say...


RiverTopanga on Jun 24, 2021:

Welcome to the Artisan ATC group. 🙂 Love your profile. Have you seen the Dr Who episode, "Don't Blink?" You might like it,, angel statues,, not gargoyles, but.... well,, you have to see it! Can't wait to swap with you.

wolfeagle on Dec 30, 2020:


ittybittykitty on Oct 31, 2020:

Happy Halloween!

Rainydancer on Sep 30, 2020:

Welcome to sunshine swaps!

ladydy5 on Sep 28, 2020:

God Bless your service to humanity and welcome to our group Artistically Inclined

CariahCreates on Sep 16, 2020:

Reminding myself to send you some Krampus greetings this holiday season!

djcamp04 on Aug 4, 2020:

Thank you for Dad’s birthday cards!!! It put a smile on his face for sure!! ❤️

Snaileditcrafts on Aug 2, 2020:

Thank you for joining this swap that I am hosting, "Home Made With Love." Partners have been assigned! Have fun with this, as you share your home made items with your assigned partner! p

arimails on Jul 22, 2020:

Haiku for You! Thanks for joining :)

What a lovely day/ When the sunshine is so warm/ I do enjoy this.

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