Swap-bot Time: February 23, 2020 8:03 am


Date Joined: January 1, 2019
Last Online: February 21, 2020
Birthday: February 10
Country: United States
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About Me

For those of you who don't want to read the book on "me". Here is "Me" in a nutshell!!!

I'm a glitzy gal and artsy mom of two who LOVEs all type of paper crafts; currently into painting with watercolors. I teach art to kids! Favorite tv shows are The Good Dr., Riverdale, Supernatural, This is Us. I love all the sappy Hallmark movies, Harry Potter movies; The Hobbit & Lord of the Rings trilogy—- love to read mysteries, thrillers and fantasy books; love to cook, love antique and unusual type stores; Don’t have a favorite color but I tend to veer towards beautiful blues and silver; Love ALL things Disney and Tim Burton!; I’m a lover of the unique and unusual and a lover of Jesus! Love country music, hard rock, 80s and alternative music as Well as Christian alternative. My favs are all things OWLS, fairy's, peacocks,unicorns, llamas, chickens, mermaids and cows. Really love steampunk! Ohhhh...And I Can’t live without my coffee, but I love a cuppa tea in the afternoon!!! Candles, for sure! All in all, there's not MUCH I dislike, and I'm easy to please!

The extended version of "Me"

Hi I'm Nancy and I am a mother of 2 awesome kids (20 & 16)! I was born and raised in Southern California and I married a cowboy from the Midwest (ha ha! Go figure!!!)...couldn't resist that Midwest charm! Right after college I was thrust into the world of graphic design and computer animation which I thoroughly enjoyed until I became pregnant with my first child. Once I had her, I wanted to find something from home. The connections I made as a graphic artist aided my next few years as I took on the challenge of being a stay at home mom and a muralist. Let me tell you, it was probably one of the most fun times of my life thus far! Climbing up scaffolding, creating and painting was the best! Hard work it was, but so so rewarding.
When my daughter was three, I got pregnant again, but due to some complications i wasn't able to carry that baby to term. It was a tough time, but soon after We were blessed with the pregnancy of our third child. During the end of my pregnancy it became extremely difficult and dangerous to continue painting murals as moving and climbing scaffolding was becoming quite difficult!
Our third child, a boy, was born and that's when I decided to "almost" quit the mural business. I still did a few here and there and even now I will still do a request from people EVERY great now and then.
Having a newborn and a four year old who was just starting her softball career with T-ball kept me busy for a while.....however.... you just can't suppress an artsy person.
Which brings me to the next phase in life where my husband and I started a hobby of woodworking-building furniture; up cycling trash into treasure. We rented a Space at a local antique shop and was successful with that hobby for a while...our booth grew into doing craft shows which took us to travelling around the state to participate in various craft fairs. But as you can imagine having two active kids that was very difficult to maintain. So for a few years I became a stay at home mom.. Now I work as an art instructor for kids ages Pre-k thru 6th grade. LOVE teaching these kiddos!

——Most months you will find a streak(s) of color or colors in my hair.---- I'm a believer in Jesus Christ and live each day by His merciful grace-with that being said, I will NEVER force my relationship with Christ on to anyone, unless of course you ask me! I lead a texting prayer group, so if you EVER need prayer, I know some prayer warriors that can help!

Favorite Crafts

Currently, I'm into watercolor. I love using it in mixed media, my bible journal & making cards. I love any types of paper crafts as well. I use to do years of traditional scrap-booking but couldn't keep that up, so I switched to digital. I now use my hordes of paper and embellishments to create happy mail, mixed media tags, journals and whatever else floats my boat at that moment. Most days I will be creating something for fun or working on art lessons for my classes.
---I'm a giver through and through so for the most part you will ALWAYS get more from me than a swap requires because I just can't help myself!!! I love to find the unique type of gifts and send it off in happy mail to brighten up someone’s day :)

RAFTS/ART Watercolor Pans, especially shimmery ones! I love fine tec; DesignsbyRachelBeth(etsy)-she has the most beautiful shimmers ever! and of course, Daniel Smith. Washi! Washi! Washi!!! Bling and glitter embellishments Rhinestones, yes! Markers, pens, new crayons, OH MY!!!! Faber Castell Pitt artist pens - black, all sizes Gelly Roll Stardust pen Uniball signo Unusual bought or handmade tags or empherma Unique papers and tissue paper Unusual inchies I love the quirky, whimsical and eccentric! Steampunk inspired gewgaws James Luke Burke inspires me Love Jane Davenport supplies!!!! Van gogh; Strathmore mixed media paper; unique stationary especially tiny envelopes; Colored pencils and sharpies put smiles on my face; zines! Atc's! Christmas crafty/artsy anything - especially snowmen! Twine!


*Netflix- Sabrina, Stranger Things *Legacies *Riverdale *Supernatural *The Good Doctor *This is Us *Gotham Old favs: Vampire Diaries, The Originals and Middle and The Office which were my two all time favs! Love Sappy Hallmark movies; Harry Potter - ALL All things Tim burton, Especially Nightmare Before Christmas; Lord of the Rings Trilogy Star Wars - ALL; ALL movies Disney; Thrillers, suspense and SCARY for sure! (Annabelle; Halloween) but not gross and gory:/

Favorite Music

Music- I like ALL types! Country-; Alternative music; Hard Rock; 80's; Lanco; Dierks Bentley; Imagine Dragons; Nirvana; Journey; U2; 5 Seconds of Summer; 1975; Daya; lennon and Maisy; Christian - Skillet is my fav, but I love For King and County too as well as Casting Crowns

Food/snacks &Others LOVES

Love to cook and I try to eat clean 90% of the time. However, I do love ice cream(Halo) and frozen yogurt (golden spoon/tutti fruitti) Candy: chocolate of course, bridge mix is the best and I love See's candy on holidays! Red licorice vines are my weakness :)

Coffee? Of course! Revv is my favorite K-cups. And Starbucks is my favorite chain coffee house

Tea? For sureI I love ALL flavors! Right now I'm in to the dessert flavored and fruity teas. Hot chocolate??? Yes please!!!! dark and rich!

Candles? Absolutely! I always have a couple of candles burning - Fresh Balsam is my favorite, but Love pumpkin, margarita, fireside cranberry orange, eucalyptus mint and pomegranate too. NOT really a lover of the floral scents.

Love Mermaids, peacocks, Llamas, all things owl, unicorns, fairies, all things Tim Burton, Steampunk, chickens, cows, my dog Tilly (She’s half lab and half German Shepherd), Christmas is my favorite holiday! Love walking; hiking; antiquing/flea markets and quaint stores; I’m a California girl who obviously loves the beach and water but I love to visit the snow and ski!

Favorite Books

Books/authors: The Bible; Charlain Harris; Twilight Series; Harry Potter---usually fantasy type reads, but I also LOVE the Kite Runner, Water for Elephants and The Help. Any devotional type books are awesome too!


Catida rated for Private Profile Based Postcard on Oct 10, 2019
Comment: Thank you so much for the TWO wonderful hand painted postcards! They are both really cute :) I'm looking forward to swapping with you again some time. Just let me know if you come up with a suggestion :)
Response: Happy it arrived!!!! 😁😁😍 And would love to swap with you again too!
Catida rated for Private Profile Based ATC on Oct 10, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful ATC with the encouraging bible verse! How fun that we both ended up making a bird with shimmering colors :D
Response: Great minds think alike!!!!! 😁😁
lizzmathwhiz rated for Chunk O Cardboard - June 2019 on Jun 14, 2019
Comment: Thank you for brightening my mailbox with the wonderful cosmic brownie postcard you sent. 🌈❤
Response: Your welcome!!! Thanks for rating!
fortannam rated for Chunk O Cardboard - June 2019 on Jun 11, 2019
Comment: Love it! Hello Kitty is my favorite! I need to step up my cardboard creations next time!
Response: Hahaha! I knew when I saw the piece of cardboard I would start with the avengers from your profile but then it just flew to hello Kitty from there!!!! 😊
Rosa1 rated for Chunk O Cardboard - June 2019 on Jun 10, 2019
Comment: Love love love it ~ thank you!!
Response: Your welcome!!!!! ❤️
Comment: Wow Nancy This is my all time Favorite Mail Art && Card!!! Its on my wall board. I am truly grateful for the time you took to make everything. Thank You So Much
Response: You are too kind 😊 ... truly happy u liked it!!! ❤️ Thank u for the great rating!!!
poonwugget rated for Mermaid Mail ARt on May 30, 2019
Comment: I love that big eyed mermaid postcard you made! Thanks also for jazzing up the envelope and for the blank atc cards. The whole package was great.
Response: Awesome!!! So glad u liked it!!!! ❤️ Thanks for the great rate!!!! 😁
faeriemail rated for Put butterflies on on May 7, 2019
Comment: You put such kindness and thought into this swap, everything was absolutely lovely and really made me happy. Thank you for such a nice swap and being responsible and messaging to say why you would be sending late. If I could rate you higher then a 5 I would. Much love and well wishes to you.
Response: Awwww u are so sweet, thank u for understanding my situation I’m really glad u liked everything!!! ❤️❤️ Take care! (((Hugs)))
Comment: So beautiful! Thank you so much! I love how you decorated the envelope too!
Response: So happy you like it! It was nice meeting another believer and I look forward to meet you one day on those streets of gold!!! :) Thanks for the great rate!
danna rated for Note of Inspiration and Tea- April on Apr 30, 2019
Comment: I love, love loved the card! Thank you Nancy. :) The tea looked delicious. Great swap!
Response: Awesome! Hope with whatever happened, that you are feeling better. Thanks for the great rate!
Leekoba rated for Note of Inspiration and Tea- April on Apr 16, 2019
Comment: Thank you so much for the teas!! Just the kinds I like :D I love your artwork, the dragon was really nice! And the envelope was so nicely decorated <3 Thank you, and happy swapping!
Response: So happy you enjoyed everything and I’m really happy about the tea’s! 🤗🤗
Comment: Nancy, that is soooo gorgeous! Thank youuuuuu! Karli
Response: So happy u liked it! I had fun making it for u!!!! 🤗❤️
Comment: This big clear post card knocked my socks off! I love the style with pockets of clear tape matching on front and back. Have to try to do that with my next one. Thanks a bunch. ♥
Response: Glad u enjoyed the postcard! This was my first time trying the clear Packing tape postcards and I had such fun making them!!! 🤗
Comment: Omg this was such a nice card! I live in a really small rural town of less than 100 houses, so I actually personally know our postal worker, her name is Terri, she left a post it note on the card telling me how this was the most creative and amazing thing she has seen in the mail in a long time! And I'm sure she's seen a lot! Excellent job! Even my non crafty husband loved it. It didn't go into the received artwork box either, it's up on the fridge right now. Thank you so much!
Response: Oh gosh you are too kind. This is the first time ever attempting a clear packing tape post card (yours is the 2nd out of the 3 that I have made and sent)—- so I’m honored that you, your husband and Terri enjoyed it! ☺️☺️ —-thank u for the great rate and for taking the time to verbalize the joy this snail mail brought to u and others. ...take care!
Comment: Wow. What a great postcard. Thanks love the details with the hot air balloon and iris. I cannot believe how many elements you included and still has see-thru areas showing!!!!!
Response: I’m so happy it arrived! 😃 So thrilled u liked it! I had so much fun making it for you!
Comment: Yay Nancy it got here today! The resend was beautiful and I really appreciate it! Love the dachshund card and omg the envelope illustration made my day! Thanks again ❤️❤️
Response: Wow!!!! That one got to you fast!!!! I’m still hoping the other one shows up fir u. I did everything differently so it wouldn’t be the same in case it does show up!! Hopefully you Eventually get that one too! Thank you for your patience and for the great rate!
shellybuckmeier rated for Mystery Swap #1 USA on Mar 12, 2019
Comment: I love the way you decorated the box and all the goodies you included were nice too!
goinjenny rated for Just Randomness on Mar 12, 2019
Comment: Thank you
Comment: AMAZING! What an incredible swap! You are so talented and so thoughtful! I loved it all!!! So many ❤❤❤❤!
Response: You finally got it?!!!!!! Yay! Did the sloffee envelope survive? 🤪 .... so glad u liked it! Thanks for a great and speedy rate!!!!
Comment: Oh, wow! You are a fabulous artist! I love every single part of this from the envelope to the AMAZING watercolor card (which is getting framed) and the double-sided ATC!! Thank you so much!
Response: Thank you so much for your generous words! I’m so happy you enjoyed everything! And I’m honored that your framIng the card!!! 🥰

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Candyn29 on Jun 6, 2019:

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