Swap-bot Time: June 4, 2020 9:54 am


Date Joined: June 18, 2019
Last Online: June 3, 2020
Birthday: January 16, 1986
Country: United States
The Artful Alpaca

About Me

Nancy here or rather β€œNan” as I prefer. I am a wife, teacher and mom of 3 fur babies. I am 34 years old and love love love the art of snail mail.

My hobbies include:

  • gardening

  • hand lettering

  • postcrossing

  • hiking

  • fishing (fresh & salt water)

  • camping with my husband and dogs

  • sending happy mail

  • painting and drawing with mixed media

  • vlogger

  • photography

  • cooking (send me a family recipe of yours)

I am a P.E. and dance teacher for pre-k - 5th grade and it is the most gratifying job I could have!! Scented stamp pads and reward stickers always appreciated.

My husband and I try our best to live a farm to fork lifestyle as much as we can in an organic way. We compost, can, pickle & dehydrate all things from our garden so truly nothing goes to waste! This life did not happen overnight but one small step at a time in the right direction. REDUCE, REUSE, RECYCLE

We have 3 dogs: Blanche (15 yr old Boston Terrier) Rose (8 yr old Pomeranian) & Sophia (4 yr old hound/ lab mix) our β€œgolden girls”

Start with using glass jars and stainless steel straws for your water both can be ordered online.

My mantra - Let Love Grow

All the love and light - Happy Swapping

Favorite Television

The Golden Girls

The Golden Palace

Favorite Music

Elvis Presley


Favorite Crafts

All things paper!

I recently joined the planner world I have an Erin Condren teacher planner for work and life and a bullet journal with dot grid for daily use. So all planner related things!

Hand lettering

Paper crafting


Painting (watercolor and acrylic)


Fun facts about me

Favorite color - all shades of green

House plants make me very happy as do all plants

I hand letter everyday I would love to know your favorite pen to write with.

Tulips and snap dragons are my favorite flowers

I have a sticker problem.

Spirit Animal- Hummingbird


Anything with owls.

Favorite things


Candy (non chocolate)

Washi tape

Pens, brush markers

Letter writing paper


Paper clips


Nail polish wraps

Handmade pockets and envelopes


Comment: Awesome stuff! I loved everything and it was packaged beautifully! Thank you!
Burger1girl rated for Why is my mailbox so empty #2 on Jun 2, 2020
Comment: I loved the envelope when I saw it!! Then a gift wrapped present for me in it!! Whoohoo I opened it and was just giddy. I appreciate the stickers and esp the beautiful tag! The flowers are beautiful! Thank you so very much!
gagirl828 rated for Post Carding For Pen Pals on May 27, 2020
Comment: beautiful card. If you will pm your address i'd love to write back
Comment: I love this William Morris collection of postcards. I actually bought the set when I was in London last year. Thanks!
circlebfarms10 rated for Pen Pals in the Americas on Apr 27, 2020
Comment: Thank you for your newsy letter I love hearing everyday day in the life stories. Hope u r well during this pandemic Stay safe n healthy
Comment: I have to give you a heart for the awesome John Lennon stamp - OMG I have not seen those, now I NEED some!! I also LOVE your brush pen writing - I keep trying to learn, but I am better with my dip pen and ink it seems. I hope all is well with you - stay safe and stay healthy!
LadyAbigail rated for Happy mail Swap on Apr 21, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the lovely package! I am so impressed with your crafting skills. :)
Response: πŸ¦‹β€οΈπŸ’•πŸŒΏ
PennywisePap rated for B&W Flipbook on Apr 19, 2020
papercraftkath rated for Sticker Zipper Bag Book on Apr 15, 2020
Comment: Thank you so much! I absolutely love how you created this and the lovely stickers. I am sorry for my incredibly late rating.
Response: So glad you got it!! πŸ¦‹β€οΈπŸŒΎπŸŒΏπŸ’•
riviwriter rated for Quick Pick 3 Swap #4 on Apr 15, 2020
Comment: It is such a beautiful package! I opened it up and literally gasped. Swap goals! <3
Response: Oh so glad!!! πŸ¦‹β€οΈπŸ’•
CraftyShana76 rated for 1 Page Letter #7 on Apr 15, 2020
Comment: Thank you very much for such a nice letter. I will write back if that’s ok? Stay safe!!
Response: Please write back !! πŸŒΏπŸ¦‹β€οΈπŸ’•
Saba rated for Pen Pals in the Americas on Apr 11, 2020
Comment: I look forward to posting you back! Thank you for the great letter!
Response: πŸŒΏπŸŒΎβ€οΈπŸ’•πŸ¦‹
sugarfawn rated for Letters inside HAPPY MAIL on Apr 9, 2020
Comment: Hi nan:) I just got your wonderfully creative happy mail and letter today! I can’t thank you enough, that was the rainbow 🌈 to my day:) Something coming your way very soon;)
Response: πŸŒΏπŸŒΎβ€οΈπŸ’•πŸ¦‹
Comment: thank you so much for my paintings - I love them. they will be hung in my craft room
Response: Oh thank goodness I was a bit worried!!! 😍
Comment: Thanks! Great list!
Response: πŸŒΎπŸ¦‹πŸ’•
nanadiana rated for Friendly Notecard Swap #16 USA on Apr 6, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the cute card and nice message. I'm a little envious of your 71 degree weather! We are suppose to hit 61 and no rain this week, so I'll be spending more time outside in the yard.
Response: πŸ’•πŸŒΎπŸŒΏπŸ¦‹
Comment: Thank you for the postcard. Love the list of things you're going to do during the quarantine. How many of them have you done?
Response: ALL of them!! 😜
Alivia0asthetics rated for 1 Page Letter #8 on Apr 4, 2020
Comment: Hi Nan I recited your letter today, I absolutley loved everything. You put a lot of thought into the letter and the extras (which weren’t a requirement but you sent some πŸ’•) I really appreciate that. Your calligraphy is so cute. I really admire the fact your a teacher it takes a lot of work I presume. I’m sure your students absolutely adore you.To answer your questions. I have actually got more pets since you writing this I have 7 dogs 1 snake, 1 cockatiel, 2 budgies 2 bearded dragons and most recently 3 rats and 2 bunnies. I’m doing okay during these times its a little overwhelming at points though. I subscribed to your YouTube channel I hope your still doing well. ❀️
Response: Awesome fur babies!!!! All the best! πŸ¦‹β€οΈπŸŒΎπŸ’•πŸŒΏ
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful sweet pea flower. You are an amazing artist. I'm still working at the office, there's only a handful on my floor. Everyone else is working from home or from a different location. It's really weird.
Response: πŸ¦‹β€οΈπŸŒΎπŸ’•πŸŒΏ
patricia8288 rated for Nice Notes on Apr 3, 2020
Comment: Thank you

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jennifergordon on Apr 29, 2020:

Hi Nancy! Happy mail and a letter leaving here today. Tracking number 9114 9014 9645 1172 1818 40

Enjoy πŸ˜ƒπŸ£

Burger1girl on Jan 2, 2020:

You brought me such happiness in the swap you sent me! I can never thank you enough. You put such care and thought into it and it warms my heart. You are indeed a kind caring person!!!

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