Swap-bot Time: March 1, 2021 9:19 pm


Date Joined: April 3, 2016
Last Online: February 28, 2021

Country: United States
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About Me

Note: please do not post fast flashing images (slow ok). My brain cannot process them. Thanks.

Love to meet new fellow artists and crafters! I like to paint on everything: canvas, wood, walls, shoes, clothing, furniture … if there is a surface, I will probably work on it.

I ALWAYS rate. if you are missing a rating from me is because I did not receive anything. * I have found that different people interpret art differently, if for any reason you have issues in a swap, please contact me before rating, and I will do my best to make it right *

What I really like the most are:

Science fiction cards, Space Force NASA Space X the Cosmos in general, specially the Sun,
Atlantis myth and the ocean, Mermaids & Sea Horses vintage Disney, vintage Looney Tunes or anything Hanna Barbera ( Bugs, Sylvester, Duffy, taz, Flintstones, etc) Fat old feisty ladies Fairy tales classics. Specially Cinderella & Sleeping Beauty. Christian crosses and depictions of the Virgin Mary Kawaii anything, specially food and hello kitty characters..
Shopkins Orchids Sunflowers Birds Fireflies Lions I also love horses, and everything country!

I collect ATCs ( with no raise embellishments, please), and Hand Made (flat) or Hand painted or drawn well made PostCards.
I prefer my PostCards naked and stamped!!!! I have grown found of Chuck O Cardboard postcards, specially those from beer labels. Some of them are so cool and colorful. Feel free to send me a chuck of cardboard for a postcard, just make sure is clean please!

I also love making art dolls with any media, specially embroidery and felt.

Favorite color is Teal (blue/green ocean shade). My favorite flower is a carnation.

I am one of those girls who does not do pink or purple. I do not mind receiving items in those colors, if that is what you want to do!

Favorite season is Fall / Autumn. I love specially the colors of the season and its deep hues. I also love red, white, and blue. I am very patriotic, and love my country.

Dislikes: I like almost every theme, as long as is not Gothic or gore, and no blood. Not really much into vampire, zombies, skulls or day of the dead, or anything evil-ish either .... nothing dark or morbid please! Trash to treasure. Dogs (had a realty bad experience a few years back). I respect everyone's believes and choices, but please no gay, LGBT, political artwork or items either.

I no longer watch TV, very rarely I do but when I did my Favorite TV Shows were:

Stargate SG -1
Stargate Atlantis
Original Star Trek series.
Drop dead Diva
Face Off I still watch (but not the gory stuff LOL Cartoon: Beavis and Butthead, Power puff Girls, Johnny Bravo, Classic Mickey and Gang, Class Looney Tunes (specially Dafty Duck), RugRats, Flintstone's, and The Jetson's.

My favorite things to collect are ATCs and hand painted, drawn or collage postcards. not as much the store bought ones. I collect artwork, and not just plain mail, except for guitar picks!

No matter your skill, I would be very happy with something made from the heart! Rather than a store bought one. Please no political at all, or religious (unless Christian Bible verses) cards or postcards. . Things that are slapped together with little thought make me very sad.

I have been lucky to sell some of my art, including ACEOS. My specify trade is oil paintings, and I have sold some over the years.

lately crazy about the 5D Full Drill Square Diamond Painting

I am a soap and bath products aficionado. My excess inventory is listed on eBay. I have collections 4 times a year that are themed for the season and holidays, and I only use professional materials that are vegan friendly, gluten free, with no animal testing. Check my eBay link above if interested!

I currently do not have pets. I suffer from allergies, and just the touch of certain animals or plants send me on a frenzy, so (please be mindful of that when sending me anything that is not handled around animals if possible).

Please, PRETTY PLEASE do not send me . glitter, (confetti ok, as I use it for shaker cards), items that are dirty, or have a strong animal, smoke, or perfume smell. Not big on foam stickers either. I have a huge overflow of supplies, do not feel bad not to send extra, I have almost no space left. I still will give hearts. I love giving hearts, specially when things are sent with love.

I send out most of my swaps the first day partners are assigned. If for any reason you haven't received something from me in a swap, please message me and I'll resend. I would never just not send something. Also if you are a host who needs an angel, I am always happy to help!

Please note that I go to my PO Box twice a week, so it might take me a couple of days after receiving to rate the sender, but I will always rate. If after a considerable period of time I have not rate, is because I did not receive it.

I also have a ridiculous amount of supplies and stuff, actually, it has taken over my house! So I really do not need ephemera, papers, or anything at the moment. Do not feel guilty about no sending extra stuff, I really have way too much, I will still give you a heart when things a lovingly made! But if you are a soap maker, I would love samples of Cold Process soap!

I post what I have made for swapbot to my Flickr account. If you want to be surprised, don't click on the link!. You will probably find a spoiler!


PerArduaAdAlta rated for Quick Handmade PC! #3 on Feb 27, 2021
Comment: Ha! I didn't even realize we were partnered two ways in two different hmpc swaps! And we got them on the same day! That's so serendipitous! Anyway, I LOVE your fox pc. Thanks! Great effect with what appears to be just marker and ballpoint. Fantastic!
Comment: Thank you
PerArduaAdAlta rated for Quick Handmade PC! #2 on Feb 22, 2021
Comment: Omg Maria! I LOVE your amazing sun postcard! I'm so glad you changed the original idea for me, although I'm sure I would love all your work. It had a great layout and I love the colors. And I adore the slight mottling of white in the blue and I found that tiny Saturn stamped (?) Into the white acrylic. It's perfect! Thank you so much, I really love it
readwritesend rated for Send me my Postcard Back! on Feb 20, 2021
Comment: Received this today! Thanks for the extras. Will write the postcard and stick it back in the mail for you tomorrow so it's sent out on Monday!
marclively rated for Sunshine in a postcard #1 on Feb 11, 2021
Comment: Thanks! Marc
Ashzaller rated for PA: Sticker Graffiti Challenge on Feb 10, 2021
Comment: Great pc! Loved the stickers. <3
Comment: Absolutely love the mermaid Valentines box!! Thank you xo
Comment: great card thanks
cookies37 rated for Chunk O Cardboard - February 2021 on Feb 6, 2021
Comment: Hi Maria! Thanks for the cute valentine Chunk O Cardboard pc. I can’t believe it got here in 3 Days!! Some mail has taken up to a month from Texas!! Love the unicorns, so cute. Happy Valentine’s Day ~ take care, Judy
Response: wow That was fast! Happy Valentines to you too!
Comment: Thank you! Such a great quote by Ray Bradbury :) Fun chunk!! x Gabi
Response: It got there fast! So happy you liked it.
Comment: Thank you for the nice plane card.
Comment: Thanks! I did not know there were such fancy stickers / appliques!
usctrojans79 rated for Valentine Postcards - USA on Jan 24, 2021
LibraryMaker rated for CPG Jan 2021 SC PC - Global on Jan 22, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the fun card! Oddly enough, it was cancelled on the wrong side (silly sorting machines... lol), but the post mark really fits with the illustrations! I love it! Hope you are well! :)
Response: lol, Never heard of that happening!
Vickyen rated for Chunk O Cardboard - January 2021 on Jan 22, 2021
Comment: Hi Maria! Thanks for the fun chunk - are you trying new craft supplies? Wishing you all the best and please stay safe! Hugs and Happy Swapping! ;)
Response: I found this Japanese dollar store near my town, and I am crazy about it. Evey thing there is so cute!
hihaze rated for Valentine Postcards - USA on Jan 19, 2021
Comment: Hi Maria, I received your handmade postcard! It’s so beautiful and sweetly made. Thank you so much for taking the time out to make this, I feel honored receiving one. 💕
Response: Thank you ♥♪♫*¨*•.¸¸❤ 📬
Comment: Lovely!! Thank you! Happy New Year! May 2021 bring you lots of LOVE, LAUGHTER, HAPPINESS AND HEALTH! XX GABI
Response: Same to you!
mamajoy rated for Christmas, or Winter postcard on Jan 6, 2021
Comment: Ok, I'm not into hand made postcards, but this one is ah-mazing. I will have to start a new album for received gorgeousness. Thank you so much 🧡 for making me feel special.
Response: Thank you ♥♪♫*¨*•.¸¸❤

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kittyhahahotbot on Feb 13, 2021:

SunflowerRose on Sep 26, 2020:

Mega Profile Bible Verse Swap #3

Psalm 28:6-7

“Praise be to the LORD for He has heard my cry for mercy. The LORD is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in him, and he helps me. My heart leaps for joy, and with my song I praise him.”

Fabriqueen on Sep 25, 2020:

Mega Profile Bible Verse Swap #3

Do not be anxious for tomorrow; for tomorrow will care for itself. Each day has enough trouble of it's own. (Matthew 6:34)

Have a blessed day! Hugs, Diane

MollyMcMurphy on Sep 25, 2020:

Mega Profile Bible Verse Swap #3

For You will light my lamp; The Lord my God will enlighten my darkness. Psalms 18:28

PegOGood on Sep 25, 2020:

Mega Profile Bible Verse Swap #3:

The LORD is a refuge for the oppressed, a stronghold in times of trouble. Those who know your name will trust in you, for you, LORD, have never forsaken those who seek you.

Psalm 9:9-10

NRGordon on Sep 25, 2020:

I too love the autumn. I hate the heat of summer so fall weather is a relief. I love the trees turning, and the crunch of leaves under foot, and the smell of them burning. I don't burn them myself any more... Too much carbon dumped into the atmosphere too quickly.

03Scarlett on Sep 25, 2020:

1 Corinthians 16:14 - "Let all that you do be done in love."

Mega Profile Bible Verse Swap #3

RebornDoll19 on Sep 24, 2020:

Good Morning! I see from your profile that you love Art Dolls! I also love making dolls and hope to try felt made and burlap dolls. Are you familiar with reborn dolls or BJD? Your profile has been lovely to read. I hope to swap with you again soon. Many Blessings ❤️

Donna67 on Sep 24, 2020:

Quick and Easy Profile Hello #1 Hello from the UK 👋 I see you’re a fellow artist and crafter.... nothing better than ‘playing’ with inks, paints and texture pastes etc. Have a great day Donna 😊🌸

pastorsmokeyt on Sep 24, 2020:

Quick and Easy Profile Hello #1

Good Morning From Thorp, Wisconsin! I see that you are from McKinney, TX. I am from Oklahoma originally and used to drive to Dallas often. I used to stop in McKinney and eat at Salt Grass Steak House it was so good! I hope you are having a great day! -pastorsmokeyt

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