Swap-bot Time: August 11, 2020 9:24 am


Date Joined: January 30, 2012
Last Online: August 10, 2020
Birthday: March 7
Country: United States
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About Me

Let's have fun!

By day, I'm a horticulturist, so as you might imagine anything related to plants, flowers, vegetables, trees or nature are of interest to me. I like plants A LOT.

I'm also a children's and young adult book enthusiast. I read over 80 last year. I review my favorite plant-related recommendations on my Instagram profile.

Don't feel like you must include extras for me. I really enjoy the making and exchanging of swaps. In my mind it's all about the process, learning about new techniques and the challenge.

Special Note: Please contact me if too much time passes after a deadline and you haven't received my swap. I take pride in what I send and would want the chance to make it right.

Favorite Crafts

When all is said and done, these are the types of crafts I return to over and over:

*ATCs - The ATCs I make are a paper-piecing art style.
*deco books
*mail art
*needle felting
*repurposing/upcycling existing items (I stash trinkets, papers, and ribbons away that I can remake into something else. General s-crap)

Favorite Television

The Good Place
Time Period Dramas (Examples: Bomb Girls, Call the Midwife, Miss Fischer's Murder Mysteries)
Twilight Zone
Powderpuff Girls

I also watch a lot of documentaries. A recent "pick" was The Game Changers on Netflix. All the Olympic athletes and research convinced me to replace some of my meat-based meals with plants.

Colors, themes, and patterns

*Abraham Lincoln
*1920s style/Art Deco motifs
*mathematics themes (such as fractals & golden ratio)
*animals, all sorts: hedgehogs, bugs, reptiles, cats/kittens
*paisley pattern
*nature theme (particularly in the style of Gwen Frostic or Japanese)
*natural wood, stone, beach glass, outerspace/stars/planets
*ancient Egyptian-style art/motif
*retro games (Mr. Do!, Centipede, Tetris, Dr. Mario)
*modern games (Pokemon, Sims, Prof. Layton, Mario, Tekken Tag) Also,Togepi is one of my all-time favorite pokemon. Other favs include: Unknown and Magikarp - so useless!
*nautical theme (anchors and such)
*matryoshka dolls (aka Russian nesting dolls)
*Pokemon, Yotsuba!, Keroro Gunsou, Tamagotchi, Gundam, Squid Girl, Princess Jellyfish, Studio Ghibli


I've always been an avid reader and lover of books. I participate in a website for swapping used books, Paperbackswap . My nickname is Tamawi if you want to add me as your friend.

I never thought of myself as a book club kind of person, but in the past year I joined 2. Who am I? Do I even know myself? Ha!

*One is an Environmental Book Club.
*The other is a Pick-a-Book Club - we all read different books on the same theme each month.


I participate in a social knitting group, which meets at our local coffee/wine bar. We have a good time talking about this-n-that while we knit.

What's on my needles currently?
I'm knitting the princess and the pea...and a LOT of mattresses.

Are you a Raveler? Then you can find me on Ravelry. My user name is Tamawi.

a few of my favorite things

*tea (I love herbal, red, green, and black)
*stickers (to use on envelopes or in scrapbooking)
*50s or atomic era style (think sputnik)
*I like when postcards are mailed to me without being inside an envelope. (of course unless it's necessary for the swap, such as Pass-N-Paste cards)


SeleneW rated for USA Last Page Deco - 7/2020 on Aug 6, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the fun winter deco! It arrived today. I love the little polar bear note! So cute!
KandaceB rated for Sticker Bags Across the World - 28 on Aug 5, 2020
Comment: Thank you very much for the cute sticker bags! I love seeing peoples different styles! Also your envelope is awesome!
Kalalinga rated for Decos Only - 8/2020 on Aug 1, 2020
Comment: Thanks for the decos. I'll have to get myself in the doggie mode to do my pages. I don't have dogs but I love them. 💓
Response: Same here. I read that looking at cute animal pictures is stress relieving. It's deco therapy!
Aeon rated for Artistic Decos - 7/2020 on Jul 28, 2020
Comment: I love the emoji deco book! Just a fun theme idea. I might have to do the poop page. Hahahha 💩 Also, I have plenty of google eyes so I’ll replace the missing ones on Emma’s page. Thank you!
Response: Yes! I didn't even consider 💩. Haha! That'd be so funny!
AmookIslandCreations rated for ZZ ~ 'H' ATC on Jul 27, 2020
Comment: Thanks for this beautiful ATC! I love tangling too. it's very calming in our wild world. Stay safe and healthy! Hugs from Alaska, Sherry
Response: It sure is! Thanks for letting me know it arrived.
bblue rated for HD/HP Pass and Paste #96 on Jul 21, 2020
Comment: Thank you, it looks lovely.
Response: You're welcome!
ktk8 rated for PNS: Pass and Paste Postcard - 22 on Jul 17, 2020
Comment: Always FUN to receive from you and I love what you have started... will add on and send it soon......big hugs and many hearts to you.....
Response: Thanks a mill!
Allegrae rated for CPG: Sticker Bags 1 - Global on Jul 14, 2020
Comment: Thanks for the bags! Happy to keep them moving.
Response: Great - thanks!
caf1988 rated for Sticker Bags Across the USA #4 on Jul 8, 2020
Comment: Thank you! I've had to work throughout this pandemic. We're "essential" because we supply stuff to other (actually essential) businesses. I'm glad you've been able to create with your time off!
Response: You're welcome! This situation goes to show how much we rely on others for all sorts of things.
SeleneW rated for Decos Only - 6/2020 on Jul 8, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the fun decos. I think my family had had enough 4th by 3 days before from so many setting off fireworks early. The only one interested was my 11 year old, heh. Still the grilled hotdogs went over well. :)
Response: I wouldn't think that could get old - haha!
Aeon rated for GS : Intl ATC Pokémon : Poison type on Jun 29, 2020
Comment: Thank you SO much for the adorable Gloom ATC! I don’t have one of your Pokémon ATCs yet. I love your technique!
Response: Thanks! I think adding the drool was my favorite part.😆
joppagirl rated for Artistic Decos - 6/2020 on Jun 27, 2020
Comment: Thanks for the nice deco. Enjoy your week off!
Response: You're welcome. It was hot, but I loved every minute anyway.
Comment: Thank you! Where else do you swap these? They are addicting:)
Response: Aren't they!? I first did them through the Amazing Mail ART group. I also host a version in the postcards-not storebought group.
MailLover69 rated for Sticker Bags Across the USA #3 on Jun 18, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the bags :)
Response: Oh good, glad they arrived safely!
Kalalinga rated for USA Last Page Deco - 6/2020 on Jun 15, 2020
Comment: Thanks a lot for the nifty deco - I'll have fun adding my page to it. Love the page you did!
Response: Alright, glad you're looking forward to it!
Comment: Thank you for the sweet PC to work on!
Response: Which will you do first!?
Comment: Thank you for the resend!
Response: You're welcome, it's too bad the other was lost. 😕
bblue rated for Sticker Bags Across the World - 26 on Jun 9, 2020
Comment: Thanks for the cute sticker bags.
Response: Glad you like them!
Hell0Z0mbie rated for Artistic Decos - 5/2020 on Jun 8, 2020
Comment: Thanks Tamara!
Response: You're welcome. The other deco you had already done a page. I'm glad I had another I could keep moving.
Allegrae rated for Sticker Bags Across the USA #2 on Jun 6, 2020
Comment: Thanks for the bags! I look forward to passing them along.
Response: And thank you for hosting!

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GlyndasCreations on Jul 19, 2020:

Hi. It has been a long time. I am still in love with the pokemon atcs i got from you. I am back to creating ATCs and swapping here. Hope to swap with you in the future. Feel free to private swap with me anytime.


ktk8 on Jun 15, 2020:

Hi....and THANK YOU for adding the beautiful zen tangling to my postcard and sending it home..... it's amazing that you did it during a class and showed the instructor.....AMAZING!!!! Turned out so nice and I love everyone's additions.......THANKS and HUGS......

Tverne05 on Sep 14, 2019:

OMG! I received my Etsy gift today. The print is so beautiful. I have to find a special project to use it for. You are so kind. Thanks a bunch!

Daycie on Apr 1, 2019:

I really love flowers, I hope you like these ones as well. :)

Plant A Flower Day Swap

nancylee on Mar 13, 2019:

Happy Pi Day! 3.1415....

SeleneW on Mar 13, 2019:

Happy Pi Day!


stiffneck78 on Mar 13, 2019:

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iowa05 on Mar 12, 2019:

Whoops, sorry for the blank comment below! Happy Plant a Flower Day from Springfield, Missouri! :) This is one of my favorite quotes.

Happy Plant a Flower Day!

bluehairedmary on Dec 20, 2018:

Thank you so much for the gnome postcard for the CPG Postcard Tag Global! It is fabulous! I like small knitting projects too, like hats or socks. Though my latest pair of socks took me months off and on to finish! I avoid knitting sweaters! I used to knit clothes for my dolls when I was first taught knitting by my mother. Years ago, I found this book by Nicky Epstein that rocked my world! Thanks again!

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