Swap-bot Time: October 18, 2018 5:48 pm


Date Joined: February 27, 2018
Last Online: October 18, 2018
Birthday: September 2
Country: United States
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About Me

Hello! My name is Michele. I am 48 and a SAHM. I have a seven and a eight-year-old son and daughter, a Maltese and a DH of 11 years.

I am from Los Angeles and recently moved to the Central Coast of California (near Paso Robles/wine country). We are halfway between San Francisco and Los Angeles. We live across from a vineyard and I am a bit obsessed with wine right now.

I have also lived in Philadelphia, San Francisco and New York City. I love anything relating to or from these cities, as well as LA and CA.

I love using inks and stamps. Iā€™m a big fan of mixed media. Of course I love my markers! I am addicted to finding neat and unique images, stamps and cool embellishments for collage and ATCs. I spend a lot of time happy creating cards, ATCs, post crossing and journaling.

I am new to postcrossing and love it. I appreciate any and all postcards. My favorites, among others, include Lantern Press, Anderson Design Group, large letter city postcards, Ranger Doug, Buddhist and spiritual, concert or music, colorful, unique tourist, cryptozoology (Yetis, etc.), anthropomorphic, beach and ocean themed, airline, book themed, Shinzi Katoh, Jetoy cats, colorful, modern, political, feminist. I am not offended easily. I am fine with artistic nudity (no porn/vulgar).

I have a collection of political buttons dating back to Grover Cleveland. I collect from all districts, states, countries and parties.

I love to read and love books. I started reading and watching Harry Potter for the first time recently. I am reading with my kids and I am absolutely Harry Potter obsessed. I also love to read political and historical non-fiction, oral histories and historical fiction. I have recently been on a comedy/improv binge, reading lots of books about and by comedians. It has been fun! Barbara Kingsolver, Ernest Hemingway and David Halberstam are my favorite authors.

Dave Matthews is the soundtrack of my life. I also love John Mayer, Tom Petty, Eddie Vedder, Lucinda Williams, the Grateful Dead, Rolling Stones, Green Day, Patty Griffin, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Rachael Yamagata, Pink, Cold Play et al.

I love sports, especially baseball and football. Go Eagles! Also (big) Yankees, Dodgers and Flyers fan. I LOVE game 7s.

ABCs of ME

Anderson Design Group, Alice in Wonderland, Aliens, Athena

Buddha, Bohemian, Bees, Bluegrass, Baseball, the Beach

Cryptozoology, Craftsy, Collage, California, Cartoons

Dragonflies, Dodgers, Dave Matthews, Deer, Decopage

Eagles (bald and Philadelphia), England, Eclectic

Flamingos, F. Scott Fitzgeralds, Flappers, Feet (not in a weird way), Farms

Galaxy, Guitars, Goats, Grateful Dead

Harry Potter, Hemingway, Heroes, Hydrangea

Islands, Interesting, Ideas, Iguanas

Journaling, John Mayer and Oliver, Jofy Stamps, Jetoy

Kraft Paper, Kids, Kangaroos, Ken Oliver

Lantern Press, Llamas, Lanters, Letter Press

Mid Century Modern, Music, Mixed Media, Modge Podge

Neptune, Nice People, New Techniques

Palm Springs, Psychedelic, Poseidon, Postcards, Postage Stamps, Purple, Peace, Peonies

Queen of Hearts, Quiddich, Quality, Quails

Rain, Retro, Robots, Rollerskates, Rustic, Rainbows

Sirius Black, Sloths, Sports, Silver, Science, Steampunk, Spikes, Spectrum Noir

Tables, Tim Holtz, The Twenties, Tea

Umbrellas, Unicorns, Uniterian

Vintage, Victory Sign, Violet, Vineyards

Wine, Water, Wizard of Oz, Wild Animals, Women's Suffrage, Women's Rights

Xanadu, eXtras (giving and receiving)

Yellow, Yeti, Yankees

Zebras, Zeus, Zen

So glad to have found this site! Looking forward to creating and swapping with you! xo, Michele


Comment: Strange PC! Thank you :D
CreativeCitrine rated for Outerspace ATCs on Oct 13, 2018
Comment: Very cool ATC thank you for the stickers.
Comment: Thank you for the interesting PC. I love to cook so I really dug it! And I like it when it rains also.
Klbbird2 rated for Outerspace ATCs on Oct 13, 2018
Comment: Yay! Home alone to do whatever you want! Thanks for the great PC!
Comment: Thank you
skier11 rated for MEGA Touristy Postcard Swap USA #5 on Oct 11, 2018
Comment: Awesome postcard! Thank you!
Comment: Thank you! I hope you are adjusting to your move alright! I also moved from the Bay area (city life) to a rural area! :)
Comment: Thank you! Great card!
Arhel rated for WIYM: Blind Envie Swap #10 on Oct 10, 2018
Comment: Lovely items, thank you!
Comment: Thank you for the "sushi" postcard. I can relate to your love of christmas card crafting. I just bought tons of cards. I put you on my list to send in December. Have a great week.
Comment: Thank You.
TrishaLSmith rated for HOLIDAY - HALLOWEEN PC SWAP on Oct 8, 2018
Comment: What an adorable Halloween postcard. Thank you for the send. :)
soccer8s rated for Touristy Postcard Swap USA #17 on Oct 7, 2018
Comment: Michele, thank you for the extra cute Halloween card! I also appreciated the unique older stamps that you used on it! Thanks so much!!!
katmandu rated for HOLIDAY - HALLOWEEN PC SWAP on Oct 6, 2018
Comment: Great PC! The kitty is trying to look so innocent! Not Fall yet in my area. Yesterday was 92 degrees and today is 88 degrees! My witch cloak is out and ready to go! Thank you !
HannahF rated for WIYM: Hall0wEen Postcard on Oct 6, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the Halloween postcard! Sometimes I think my wallet would greatly appreciate Michaels being closed, haha.
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful postcard! And thank you so much for the vintage stamp! <3 Love it!
AlishaK rated for Touristy Postcard Swap USA #17 on Oct 4, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful PC. I have never been to Hong Kong but would love to visit sometime.
Comment: Very cute PC, thank you!

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katmandu on Sep 29, 2018:

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Happy September Birthday!


mandigutterrose on Jun 27, 2018:

I received my state seal pc back, thanks for joining!!

nsciambi on Jun 16, 2018:

I came across this link today and thought of you: https://style.disney.com/living/2018/06/13/incredibles-2-home/

yvonne401 on Jun 16, 2018:

Welcome to Swaps in the U.S.A.! It's great to have you here!



ladydy5 on Mar 8, 2018:

Welcome to Artistically Inclined enjoy our group

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