Swap-bot Time: January 17, 2021 5:17 am


Date Joined: October 16, 2014
Last Online: September 7, 2020
Birthday: July 4
Country: United States

About Me

Hi! I'm Ari! I'm 42. I live in Southern California near the beach and Disneyland. I live with my boyfriend, and my 13 year old daughter, and our many pets. We have cats, dogs, and parrots.

I love all things paper. Stationery, washi tape, stamping, wax seals, scrapbooking, stickers for use in making cards, and making handmade cards and bookmarks. I make myself a new bookmark themed to whatever book I'm reading.

I keep a journal with quotes and song lyrics. Some are motivational and some are for when I've got the blues. I like to write haiku.

I also love baking. I'm a terrible cook but for some reason I can bake cookies, cakes, and cupcakes that are delicious and I love to make my own frosting and put pretty roses on my cakes and cupcakes. My favorite cake is spice cake with cream cheese frosting. My daughter and boyfriend love all things chocolate! I also love making and decorating cookies at Christmas time.

Favorite Books

I read Historical Fiction and I love anything with a bit of romance in it. I've read all of Lisa See's books. My favorite is Snow Flower and the Secret Fan. I loved Outlander. I also enjoy anything by Nicholas Sparks especially The Notebook. Harry Potter, Memoirs of a Geisha, and The Language of Flowers are my favorite books to date. (I'm on Good Reads - ariennerose)

Recently I've tried to go back and read some classics. My father has a Masters in Literature and he cringes when I've told him of my latest Danielle Steele novel. :) Hemingway and Steinbeck and quite enjoyable.

I also love to read a book and then see the movie. It started when I was a kid and I wanted to see Silence of the Lambs in the theater and so my dad said he'd take me if I read the book first. It was an amazing book! That started my love of reading and then seeing it on film. Yes...99.9999% of the time, the book is better.

Favorite Music

I love the 80's, classic rock, and some country. I also love Glam Rock and Hair Bands! Guns N Roses is still my favorite!!! Now I'm more into Country since it is what my little girl really enjoys. Some of my favorite bands and singers are: Stevie Nicks, Psychedelic Furs, New Order, Pearl Jam, Tim McGraw, Little Big Town, The Band Perry, Lenny Kravitz, Blue October (love Justin!!), Cinderella (don't laugh!), Joan Jett, Bon Jovi, Train, P!nk, Justin Timberlake, Usher, Amy Winehouse, Maroon 5, Sheryl Crow, and movie soundtracks like Mama Mia! Yes...looking above, very eclectic sampling. HAHA!

Favorite Television

Some shows I enjoy are THE WALKING DEAD (I love Darryl!!)

I don't watch much TV other than that but when I do, I look for Parenthood, Sex and the City, Big Bang Theory, or Ice Lake Rebels.

My style & things I like

I really like whimisical, brightly colored items, and polka dots. Two of my favorite artists are Mary Englebreit and Susan Branch. My favorite color is GREEN! My house is decorated with an eclectic style. It is very homey and a reflection of things that I love. I like ephemeral, vintage, and collage looking items. But I also love rainbow items and mystical creatures such as gnomes, trolls, elves, fairies, mermaids, etc. I also love birds. Penguins, peacocks, flamingos especially. I love decorated items with feathers and seashells. I also like Hello Kitty and Sanrio characters. Coffee and tea themes are nice. I love coffee especially. I prefer Black teas and blend. Not a fan of vanilla tea. Really love Earl Grey blends and some fruity ones. I also like to collect tea bag tags. I like when they have inspirational quotes, sayings, or drawings. Beaches,mountains,snow,arches & doorways,and long roads with trees overhanging are lovely.


I'm sure I will like most anything sent but I have a few things I do not like: Gothic or creepy items Stuff from scary movies (Freddy Krueger or Jason) Religious themes items Dead animals I love receiving stickers but no reward stickers, or puffy children stickers and I'm not a fan of sticker flakes.

Wish List

I have signed up for a few swaps that require a wish list, so here goes! + Rubber stamps - all sizes and styles. I especially love quotes + wax sealers or wax for a sealer (LOVE THEM!) + bookmarks - I read often and a pretty bookmark is always nice. Especially a handmade one! + Recipes - I'm a terrible cook...but I love my crockpot! Do you have a favorite crockpot recipe to share? Put it on a pretty card!
+ Washi tape (even a sample of your favorites is nice!) + Tea or coffee - I prefer black teas. I haven't found a green tea that I really like. Coffee - I love it all except chocolate or mocha flavors + coffee mugs - I love silly cute coffee mugs + decorations with birds or anything with feathers, not real feathers but drawings or such. My cats will eat the real feathers. + charms or accent pieces for making cards + labels especially for addressing envies + pretty papers to decorate cards or envies, even scrap pieces are nice and usable + if you want to include candy, I like hard candies like peppermints or jolly ranchers, jelly beans, gummy bears, or red vines. I'm not really a chocolate person HAHA-yes we do exist. :)

Food allergy

I'm allergic to many foods so if you do send a food item with gluten, nuts, or chocolate, I will share that with my family. :)

Things I collect

Things I have collections of: tea bag tags pressed pennies (I always get one when I go somewhere as a momento!) snow globes (my daughter collects these) Postcards or any card with Gnomes Heart shaped rocks or stones seashells and sea glass feather charms


karaliev rated for ALC XMAS CARD SWAP on Dec 15, 2017
Comment: Such a cute card! Thank you!
SunshineSabby rated for ALC XMAS CARD SWAP on Dec 13, 2017
Comment: Cute Christmas card, thanks!
mshuta rated for ALC XMAS CARD SWAP on Dec 13, 2017
Comment: Beautiful mail as always, thank you & happy holidays!
Comment: Thanks for the beautiful card! I'm jalous of you living so close to Disneyworld! I love the stamps you used too.
Response: Thank you! So glad it arrived safely. Happy holidays!
Comment: Thank you for the lovely card! The dog is adorable :) And I love Maya Angelou! It's funny that you were almost named Jocelyn. I was almost named Lydia, but then my dad decided it made him think of the song about the tattooed lady :D
Response: HAHA! Glad you liked it. Happy holidays!
Aquamarine3733 rated for Cute Paper Drop Swap on Mar 6, 2015
Comment: Thanks so much for all the lovely stationery and envelopes! I'm always jealous of the ones I receive from other people and now I have some too.
mejulia rated for weekly goals postcard swap (no. 29) on Mar 5, 2015
Comment: thank you, I hope you finished your goals
TheEput rated for homemade bookmark on Mar 1, 2015
Comment: Thank you so much! I love my bookmark! We are starting to travel and this was just the perfect theme!
Response: Thank you for the <3. I'm happy to hear that you'll be using it! :)
RNRISLOVE rated for Map ATC Swap on Feb 19, 2015
Comment: Thank you for the great map atc. Very unique. Thanks for the extras. Loved your Giraffe postcard.
Response: Thank you for the <3. Glad it arrived safely!
projectparlor rated for Map ATC Swap on Feb 16, 2015
Comment: Thank you so much for the beautiful ATC, the wax seal is SO COOL! And I love the little extras you included!
Response: Thank you for the <3. I use my wax seal whenever I can. I love it. Glad it arrived safely!
RachelScissorhands rated for Bookmark for One on Dec 19, 2014
Comment: Thank you so much for the beautiful handmade bookmarks. It was so thoughtful of you to draw some of my favorite characters from movies I love. They're beautiful works of art- I don't know if I want to use them as bookmarks, I might just display them! Thank you again! :)
Response: I'm glad they arrived and that you like them! I had fun creating them. :)
Hillarymarie rated for I Love My Crockpot - December on Dec 18, 2014
Comment: Thanks so much for the recipe and packet for the recipe.. Can't wait to try it!! merry Christmas!!
Response: Hope you enjoy it as much as my family! It is perfect on a cold day!
MindfulOne rated for Christmas Cookie Recipe Exchange on Dec 17, 2014
Comment: Thank you for the recipes. I look forward to trying them. And thanks for the extras!
Response: Add some red or green food coloring to the poppy seed ones! They're more festive then. Enjoy!! XO
Julie0319 rated for Christmas Cookie Recipe Exchange on Dec 16, 2014
Comment: Thank you so much for the wonderful cookie recipes! I can't wait to try them out. The envelope is so cute!! Happy holidays!
Response: Add some red or green food coloring to the poppy seed ones! They're more festive then. Enjoy!! XO
Comment: Loved the card so very much!
mshuta rated for ATLAS CHRISTMAS CARD SWAP! on Dec 9, 2014
Comment: Hehe! I loved the card! It was cool! & the decorating on the outside was cute! It's nice that you have traditions with your daughter :) Happy Holidays!
Response: Happy Holidays to you too!! XO
Milokissyfur rated for PAPER DE-STASH - USA on Dec 9, 2014
Comment: Thank you so much for sending such nice papers... I'm so happy
Response: Phew! I'm so glad you liked. I was worried about doing a swap like this.
artbrandi rated for ATLAS CHRISTMAS CARD SWAP! on Dec 9, 2014
Comment: I love Christmas Vacation movie!
ThatFrameLady rated for ATLAS CHRISTMAS CARD SWAP! on Dec 8, 2014
Comment: Thank you for the awesome card!!!
XFoxgloveX rated for ATLAS CHRISTMAS CARD SWAP! on Dec 8, 2014
Comment: Thank you!

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anrtist on Dec 9, 2014:


You are an office now so you may host some swaps for us ;-) Have a great Christmas!

Blessings, cc

Saba on Dec 8, 2014:

Thank you! I love the swap you sent as an angel! You are so generous and creative. Thanks again!

mshuta on Oct 31, 2014:

HI! Welcome to ATLAS! please feel free to make a swap or interact with our members as an officer :) congrats!

letterlove on Oct 17, 2014:

Welcome to Swap Bot and the Atlas Letter Co group! I'm excited to have you in our Recycled Mail Art swap!

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