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Last Online: December 28, 2023

Country: United States
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About Me

Married, my husband and I are pescatarians (eat only fish and veggies), I love to travel US and Europe (finally made it to Australia and now am in love with aborignal dot paintings!), love time at the ocean or in a forest.

Making Art


I'm currently working on a new book project and need IMAGES OF BEES preferably magazine images because I'm doing image transfers with them and that seems to work best. Color would be fab. Or vintage images would also be helpful.


*** THANKS! ***

Mixed Media, handdrawn art, Art journaling, ATCs and anything I can make by hand.

I love doing hand-drawn art with Sakura Pigma Micron pens (#02,#03,#05) and then using watercolor to add color to the drawings.

Gelli prints are also a fun addiction:)

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--STEVEN TYLER Love is Your Name music video (C) 2015 Republic Records, a Division of UMG Recordings, Inc. (Dot Records)

UPDATE 9/30/16 Finally got to meet this beautiful soul, so open, so kind:) Take a peek at my blog to see the story about my SASSAFRASSEEEs and Steven:) Still over the moon:)

β™‘β™‘β™‘ OBSESSIONS β™‘β™‘β™‘

-- BOHO All things bohemian gypsy, obsessed with leather fringe and feathers, mehndi designs, paisley, mandalas


--Anything hand-drawn or painted

--Poppies, Dahlias, Lily of the Valley

--Color: Green (Green-Gold, Lime Green, Grass Green)

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--VINTAGE snapshot photos (not the fancy studio-posed ones) just snapshots of people in the past, ESPECIALLY those posing with their pets

--Religious Items: Catholic prayer cards, rosaries (can be broken or in pieces), saint medallions, prayer books (or pages from), madonna pictures (NOT the singer please:), photocopies of Bible page that has the verse from John 3:16 (New Testament) on it (please don't rip the page out of a perfectly good Bible)

--Cupie dolls

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--VINTAGE ephemera scraps Love old receipts, legal documentation on specialty papers like onion skin or parchment (don't need the whole thing, sample pieces are great for collage), old stubs or tickets, old envelopes (discolored ok), old book end pages, labels, stickers, instructions or assembly diagrams, foreign language book pages, engraved book illustrations, used postage.

--LACE/TRIM scraps Don't need a bunch and can work with little bits you'd probably throw out (3" or smaller). I've joined a FaceBook group LITTLE OLD LADIES WITH ATTITUDE (LOLA) and we make tiny dolls and the scraps are perfect for thier dresses and collars and even hair ornamentation:) DO NOT NEED FABRIC, just the trims.

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INTERNATIONAL PARTNERS I love getting foreign mailing/stationery envelopes, not the fancy kind, just your everyday ordinary envelope and if you throw in an extra postage stamp (can be used or new) from your country that would make a great goody for me:) THANKS:)***

Favorite Shapes



--The number "3"

--Ampersands "&"

Favorite Animals



-- "See No Evil, Hear No Evil, Speak No Evil" Monkey Trio




Not So Much

PLEASE DON'T SEND But no worries if you do...will pass along:)

--Reproduction or "fake" vintage ephemera, really prefer the real thing

--Note Cards (just don't use them)

--Postcards (don't collect) (unless it's a postcard swap:)

-- Cutesy images (cartoony animal/people), EXCEPT for Pusheen or Gudetama (the Lazy Egg)!

--Glittery things

--Animal print papers

--Scrapbook paper with word/phrase patterns

--Clothing buttons ( flat, one color, mass-made )

--Holiday Themed Items

Favorite Links

Let's TACO Bout It -- Two Chips

free fonts (but always check licensing) -- Font Squirrel

interesting 15-min talks -- TED

online typing game -- Z-Type

binary code to text translator -- Binary to Text


matt319 rated for Stuff the Mailbox #37 on May 30, 2024
Comment: Thank you very much!!
Comment: Thank you so much for all the goodies, I especially love the stamps on the wax paper, they are so pretty !! Happy 2024 πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰
Loosefolia rated for A giveaway of happy mail !! on Dec 9, 2023
Response: Thanks for the heart!
SatisHuman rated for A giveaway of happy mail !! on Dec 9, 2023
ElsiePentrose rated for A giveaway of happy mail !! on Dec 8, 2023
Comment: Thanks for being a part of this fun giveaway with me! Have a happy holiday and wonderful New Year!
Response: Thank you! Wishing you a wonderful 2024, full of hope, happy memories and health!
crimsonrivulet rated for A giveaway of happy mail !! on Dec 8, 2023
Comment: I wish you a very happy holiday season! And a wonderful new year!
Response: Thank you! Wishing you a wonderful 2024, full of hope, happy memories and health!
ScrapHappyGabi rated for A giveaway of happy mail !! on Dec 8, 2023
Comment: Happy New year! May the year be full of love, laughter, happiness and good health!! xx Gabi
Response: Thank you! Wishing you a wonderful 2024, full of hope, happy memories and health!
Comment: Wow, such an amazing package! I truly can't wait to put these things to use... LOVE everything! <3 Tracy
Response: YAY! So glad it made it to you AND fast! Have fun creating:) Take care. Brenda
Comment: Thanks so much!
Response: YAY! So glad you got it!
Comment: Thanksfor the goodies! it is the best:) thanks!
Response: Wow, that took awhile but I'm so glad it made it and glad you like it. Have fun creating!
Comment: Thank you!
Response: You are welcome...hope you have fun with them. Take care.
Comment: Thank you so much! What an amazing package <3 Do you mind messaging me on here and letting me know where you found the little envelopes? I'm trying to learn envelopes etc and I loved your handmade one. Everything was extremely thoughtful! Thank you again!
Response: Sure I'll message later. So glad you liked everything. The mailing enevelope is actually the cover of a RubberStampMaddness magazine and that is the cover art I did for that issue. I had xtra covers and decided to use them up as envleops! I let you know about the other mini envelopes I included. Take care!
Comment: Thank you for the awesome scraps and presentation. So cute and I can’t wait to create.
Response: YAY! So glad you liked it! Have fun!
roostercraz rated for 🐝 Bee ATC Swap 🐝 on Oct 7, 2022
Comment: First swap was never received but talked to her and she sent me a beautiful new one
Response: YAY! so glad it made it to you. Maybe the first one will show up...if it ever gets sent back to me I'll sent it back out as well! Take care and stay creative!
StwbyQT rated for Envelope Fill Happiness 1 on Sep 10, 2022
Comment: Thank you! :)
Response: Thanks so much for taking the time to rate:) I can't believe it took that long to get to you:) Take care. B
Comment: Thank you for the awesome package. It was a Bee-you tiful package.
Response: YAY! so glad you liked it. Have fun creating!
Winklet rated for Stuff the Mailbox #37 on Jun 25, 2022
Comment: Thank you so much for everything!
Response: YAY! So glad it FINALLY made it...was getting worried since I sent on the 2nd! Sheesh. Anywho, thanks for rating and have fun creating!
papercraft70 rated for HMPC: Scavenger Hunt #2 on Jun 25, 2022
Comment: Thank you for the postcard.
Response: Yeah! So glad it finally made it. Hope it can intact! Thanks for rating!
rsj244 rated for ATC Trade Swap on Jun 24, 2022
Comment: Thank you so much, Brenda, for all the ATCs you sent! I love them all and will fit nicely into my collection. Thank you for all the extras! I love those die cut hearts!!! So happy you joined my swap! :) Have a great weekend.
Response: You are so welcome and I'm happy they found a new home! You have a good weekend as well!
kayebubbly rated for Stuff the Mailbox #37 on Jun 23, 2022
Comment: thank you!
Response: Yay! FInally! not sure why it took so long..sent them all at the same time! Oh well, glad it finally made it. Enjoy!

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bbsporty on Apr 29, 2022:

Handmade Postcard Club

Rainydancer on Jun 16, 2021:

Welcome to Sunshine Swaps!

StarryNights on Feb 13, 2015:

Happy Valentine's Day from First Class Mail Art!

ViridianMuse on Nov 30, 2013:

Thank you so much for the package! You've got an amazing brain to remember that you wanted to send me something from 2009!!!! :) It was a really nice surprise and thanks again!

SanVHM on Nov 19, 2013:

Yeahhhhhhh I've got your two envelopes today and thank you so much for the great washi, awesome extra's and my girls just loved the Hello Kitty pins I Immediately gave you a so well deseved heart and thx again. Grtz San

armadillogal on Jul 30, 2012:

You are one awesome angel...I had a hard day at work and came home to find your package...from the putside to the in side you made me smile over and over again. I have some dillo stamps but not sure of I have that one and of course I love all cats....I love the tiny cats and cat button...I have the 2 inch size buttonmaker....I love the little squares....are those inchies???? and the stuff for ATCs and the beads......you rock!!!!

wolfeagle on Jul 24, 2012:


Thank you so much for being an angel for the Big Fat Stuffed Envelope swap #13. It is really appreciated!!

kiwivandal on Feb 13, 2012:

OH MY WOW! I can't thank you enough for the donation to my workshop. I looked all through the swap participants and you are not listed, so I wanted to give you a huge thank you here. 1000 hearts as far as I am concerned. Thank you again!

GoSox1120 on Jul 9, 2010:

hey thanks for the comment. i have also heard it called polish horseshoes :) I have played on a few peoples in ground pits, but i mostly play on boards or boxes the ones in the zine were ones i made for this race season.

Briggy13 on Jun 9, 2010:

Hi! I tried to leave a comment on your flickr page but did not succeed! I liked a lot the ATC card with the bird. That's very nice.

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