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Date Joined: August 26, 2010
Last Online: February 2, 2011

Country: United States


Hi thar! I'm in my early 30's but I don't feel a day over 25 :D I live on that fine line between genius and madness.

I'm a mother to an amazingly awesome 17 year old and 3 felines along with a few adopted outside kitties (keep in mind they adopted us ^.^) and I have been married to my soul mate for the last 18 years.Yes we had our son when we were very young :P Better that way imho. I have a relationship with my son unlike any I have ever seen. I am truly lucky to have two of the most wonderful men ever in my life!

We've lived in Miami, FL all our lives but I kinda hate it here. I hope to move someday further north where its not so HOT!!! I would love to actually have seasons too lol.

After being renters for all our lives we just bought our first house this year and are consumed with all the little things we can do to it becuz its OURS! And my husband indulged me by giving up the only extra room in the house so that I can have my very own studio!! He loves that I now have a place for all my art stuff (that used to be scattered throughout the house LOL!)

I'm allergic to pollen, animals (cept mine) and anything smoky (cigarettes or incense). I also have a metal or I guess nickel allergy so I can't use any costume jewelry if it has any metal that would touch my skin :(


I'm not a typical chick by any stretch of the imagination. I don't do girly girl. I wear black just about every day. I DON'T own a single pink thing! I rarely polish my nails or do my hair or even wear make up unless I have to. I don't wear much jewelry. I wear a man's watch and my wedding band is wider than most men's bands hehe. I rarely wear heels. I don't even know how to walk in those really skinny heels LMAO!! I never wear skirts or dresses. I HATE shopping for clothes!! I'm not a tomboy per se but as you can see i'm not like most girls :D

Groovy Tunes

My fav band right now is Modest Mouse. OMG I can't get enough of em!! They really inspire my creativity.


Completing my top five are Cake, The Black Keys, Cage the Elephant and That Handsome Devil. My husband fondly calls my genre of music "circus music" LMAO!! Love it!


Other than that I love all things rock. System of a Down, The Strokes, The Chili Peppers, Green Day, The White Stripes, Coldplay, Tom Petty, Arctic Monkeys, The Foo Fighters... I can go on and on. Basically my life consists of art, books, movies and music.

Exceptional Tomes

My favorite author is Anne Rice. I'm not into horror exactly but she tells a damn good story! The Twilight series has NOTHING on her. No offense to the Twilight fans :P My favorite of Anne's books is Memnoch the Devil. What an epic tale!! I also collect her first editions. I have at least a dozen 1st editions 4 of which are signed by her!


I also love Terry Brooks. He knows how to instantly capture a reader!! I wasn't into fantasy until I read The Genesis of Shannara. That trilogy is a great way to ease yourself into that genre if you are interested. Tolkien was just never able to grab me the same way. Maybe I'll try him again after I've read everything by Brooks.

But I spend most of my time reading any and every craft/art book I can get my hands on. Oh and I love all the Stampington Magazines and Cloth Paper Scissors. Although Stampington does annoy me a bit becuz they focus SO MUCH on "french" stuff. If I have to look at another Marie Antoinette collage I will shoot myself!! Enough already!!

Must See Flicks

My all time favorite movie is MirrorMask!!


It is delightfully weird and a visual feast!! I love Dave McKean and this movie is like watching his art come to life! The story is unique and very well told. All the details are very well thought out. I can't say enough. Its a must see.

I also love all the Pixar movies with Wall-e being my favorite ^.^ He is such an endearing character.


But I'm not a big fan of the classic Disney characters or movies (Mickey, Donald, The Little Mermaid, etc.)

My favorite genre is children's fantasy. Poke fun if you want :P Spiderwick, The Golden Compass, the Narnia movies, and OF COURSE all the Harry Potter movies!!!

TIM BURTON. Nuff said.

Oh and Avatar is the most amazing movie of all time! And I mean the blue people Avatar not The Last Airbender aka Avatar. That was good too I guess. The story is really interesting but it was badly executed imho. But James Cameron's Avatar wow. Watch it if you haven't yet.


I truly HATE musicals. I'd rather die a painful death than watch one. Its one of the reasons why I dislike the classic Disney flicks. Way too much singing. I'll watch action and mobster movies but I usually fall asleep unless its exceptional. I'm not a fan of horror. Not cuz it scares me but they are usually so predictable and imho corny. I fell asleep watching Paranormal Activity lol.

Telly Goodness

FRINGE!!! It is the new X-Files. But so much better! I have yet to be disappointed with even one episode!


Love House and Bones too and So You Think You Can Dance. OMG those kids are so damn talented!! I guess I'm a Fox kinda gal. Also love SVU, Eureka, Star trek, Japanese game shows like Unbeatable Banzuke and Ninja Warrior.

And after buying the house we now love the DIY Network. Ahmed Hassan PLEASE CRASH MY YARD!!!!

I love cartoons. Not big into anime tho. All things Pixar, love family guy and futurama, Adult Swim. My hands down absolute fav is Invader Zim!! I actually just realized that I painted my studio the same color as Zim's lab! muahaha


OMG the insanity!!! Jhonen Vasquez is a madman. Filler Bunny.



Artistic Inclinations

I am obsessed with ATC's! I love working on smaller pieces. Its so intimidating to work on large canvases. And it takes such a long time to finish one piece. In the end its more satisfying than the little artworks but the little ones are so much more fun to make!!

I absolutely love working with acrylic paint and ink. I love getting my hands messy hehe :D Most of my art consists of acrylic paint, ink and vintage text.

I also LOVE working with felt! Its so easy to work with. I prefer making stuffies out of felt than fabric.

I'm a paper hoarder! I love all kinds of paper crafts. I also do collages, altered books, art journaling and anything else you can imagine. EXCEPT scrapbooking. I really dislike it. Funny enough thats what got me into mixed-media and crafts!! LOL!

Oh and I love round robin journal swaps!

I'm down for private swaps most anytime. . If you are interested drop me a pm! I'm particularly looking for crazy stuffies. Anything weird, goofy or just odd is right down my alley :D


LOVE low-brow art (aka pop surrealism). Some of my fav artists and artisans...

Lori Earley, Brandi Milne, Chicken Lips, Dave McKean , Bill Carman, Nicoletta Ceccoli, Kristen Beason, Anthony Clarkson, Alisa Burke, Mark Ryden, Ray Caesar, Ruth Rae, Travis Louie, Teesha Moore, Gail Lackey...


Just to name a few.

Love Spookytime Jingles!!!


I want to make this as easy as possible for my partners so I combined my wishlist with general stuff I like.

  • Dark, jewel tones like purple, cobalt and scarlet. My favorite being deep, rich, purple
  • Vintage anything especially sheet music
  • Vintage carnival and circus images and ephemera
  • Vintage maps and atlases
  • Ephemera of all kinds
  • Vintage books especially dictionaries
  • Interesting quotes and journal prompts
  • Small rusty or aged things
  • Unique & unusual magnets and push pins
  • Tiny things
  • Unique hearts and stars (buttons, beads, charms, etc)
  • Quirky art dolls
  • Cats and squirrels
  • Jackalopes
  • Winged things like butterflies, birds (especially owls), fairies and ladybugs
  • Halloween goodies except stickers
  • Anything Nightmare before Christmas themed
  • Silver and copper
  • Daisies, Sunflowers, Pansies and Orchids
  • Pure vanilla scent
  • Soft things like fluffy fibers or yarns
  • Unique stickers... especially textured
  • ATC supplies... especially tiny embellishments and flowers
  • Gesso
  • Matte Medium
  • Acrylic paint
  • Paint brushes
  • Watercolor paper
  • Stamp pads & embossing powders
  • Colored Micron pens in all sizes (I have enough of the black ones tho)
  • Glitter Gel Pens only... I have way too many metallics!
  • Sakura Souffle pens
  • Aluminum and Masking Tape
  • UHU glue sticks
  • Any Craft Magazines (Somerset Studios prior to 2007 and Cloth Paper scissors.prior to 2008)
  • Unique charms or buttons
  • Scarves, beanies, mittens (preferably fingerless), arm warmers. Just as long as they aren't itchy.


Halloween is my favorite holiday so of course I love all things strange and unusual!! I can't wait to decorate my house for Halloween this year!! Witches, skulls, bats, spiders, ghosts, vampires basically anything and everything related to Halloween. I like the cute & creepy stuff but I'm not into the gory stuff. I love vintage and folk Halloween items especially. Anything with a Nightmare Before Christmas vibe is totally me!

I absolutely LOVE stuffies!! The weirder the better!


I collect them so feel free to send me any and every weird creature you can imagine :D Even better if its handmade! I also like any weird creature themed stuff like notebooks, pens/pencils, boxes, magnets... you get the point. And if I can display it even better!


I don't want to sound too picky but I have had a few swap duds and only because those partners didn't read this list carefully.

  • The most important thing to pay attention to... I HATE PINK!!! Also olive, pastel colors and neon colors. These colors can be present in whatever you send just as long as they are not the dominant colors
  • No socks please. I'm really particular about the kind of socks I use. If they are tight in the wrong place it gets itchy. I even wear my socks inside out so the seam doesn't bother my toes. Laugh at me if you want :P
  • No wearables other than those in my wishlist
  • Gold and pewter
  • Scrapbooking papers (I have way too many) unless it is unusual or grungy
  • Hello Kitty... unless you want this to happen to her!

  • Disney themed items
  • Any perfumed things. Especially flowery scents
  • Rough things that make my skin itchy
  • Anything that smells like smoke. I am really allergic. And please no dryer sheets!! They don't help and really only make things worse for me.
  • Costume jewelry. I am allergic to most metals
  • Nothing country, sports, political, nautical, religious or Twilight themed
  • Recipes or cooking related things

I'm Atheist so please don't send me anything thats religious. That includes the jesus fish thing, crosses, saints, pagan items, etc. No offense intended. To each their own nomsayin?

And please no food stuffs. No candy, chocolate, or tea. I'm a bit paranoid about food sent in the mail so it would probably go to waste.


ladycregga rated for *HOME* half-MEGA ATC Swap on Feb 8, 2011
Comment: Thank you
Comment: Haven't had any contact whatsoever either. I'm behind on my swap so I would have understood if I were ever contacted.
EasilyAmuzed rated for *HOME* half-MEGA ATC Swap on Jan 27, 2011
ColorInFusion rated for *HOME* half-MEGA ATC Swap on Jan 26, 2011
Comment: Never received and is two months since send date. Will rerate if and when I receive.
urquhart rated for *HOME* half-MEGA ATC Swap on Jan 24, 2011
Comment: It's two months after the send date and I haven't received anything. We did communicate by pm 3 weeks ago, but so far nothing has arrived. I can change this rating when you fulfill the swap.
Amandalee rated for Amanda's Journal Swap #1 on Jan 13, 2011
Comment: We did have previous communication & I informed you I never rec'd the journal you sent on November 6. On December 6, you told me you would be working on the journal in order to get out a new one. I still haven't heard from you again. I will totally change this rating when I receive a journal.
mizvicky rated for APC for me- Give me your 3's INT on Jan 3, 2011
Comment: So sorry about the late rating, I thought I had rated alreeady. Thanks for the nudge. Lovely little vintage cards...Thank you
Response: It happens ;) Thanks for the heart!
Vendetti rated for PRIVATE: Vendetti and bibiana826 on Dec 24, 2010
Comment: Oh, wow! Your work is beautiful! I love how all six painting can stand alone or make a lovely rainbow. The book pages make them stand out to me.. The best part! Thank you so much for my very first artwork for my new home!
Response: You're so very welcome. I'm ecstatic that you liked them!! I hate that it took so long to get to you but its wonderful that it made it in time for Christmas ;) Enjoy!!!
Christopherpines rated for Holiday Gift Exchange on Dec 20, 2010
Comment: Thank you for the lovely handmade journal, it was very thoughtful of you to choose one of my favorite color combinations! :o)
Response: I'm so glad you liked it! It was a bit of serendipity that I happened to have a fabric that matches your color preference perfectly. Thanks so much for the heart :D
Smudge rated for We Wish You A Merry Christmas! on Dec 14, 2010
Comment: **Updated 3/1/11 - Thank you for the pens, notecards, notebooks and post it notes. They will all come in very handy! Hope you had a lovely Christmas!** :o)
Response: So glad it made it to you on time. Have a wonderful Christmas!
Comment: very cute! thank you :D
Response: You're welcome. It was fun to make :)
netgranny rated for Holiday Gift Exchange-INT on Dec 9, 2010
Comment: Thank you so much for the pretty journal.I love it,you do beautiful work.have a great holiday.
Response: Thank you so much for your kind words. I'm so happy you liked it! Happy holidays!
Comment: Absolutely love my ornament. Jack will get pride of place on my tree this year. Thank you so much xxxxx
Response: I'm ecstatic that you liked it ^.^ I liked how it turned out so much that I'm thinking of doing a whole series of the characters in the same style for my Halloween tree. Thanks for the heart!
Comment: Thanks for resending
Response: Thank you for your understanding!
firstborn rated for PRIVATE: Firstborn and Bibiana826 on Dec 3, 2010
Comment: OMG D!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! i cannot even begin to tell you how much i <3 the FAB art + extra goodies you sent me!!!!!!!! thank you sooooooooooooooooooooooooo much for sharing your wonderful art with me... you're right, the wax really gives a sweet vintage, aged patina to the piece... the bird - i <3 birds!- is so sweet. thank you also for wanting to do this swap with me... i had a blast swapping with you!!! you're awesome!! :) xo mary ann
Response: I'm so happy you liked the canvas! I love doing encaustic work so it was a pleasure making this for you. I'd love to swap again anytime :D
Comment: Thank you!
Response: And thank you for the heart :D
redsockz rated for 12 months of WOODEN HOUSES~ INT on Nov 22, 2010
Comment: I got my house and gosh it is cute. Black is purrrfect with maroon, and the old fashioned photo peeking out the window is adorable. Thanks for making such a great first piece for my collection. a BIG HEART for you!!!
Response: I'm so happy my house went to a good home :D I loved how it turned out. It was a blast making it. Thanks so much for the heart!
Comment: I love the autumn leaf ATC! The texture is so cool! Thank you!
Response: So happy you liked it. Thanks for the heart!

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LizCupcake on Nov 2, 2011:

Hey, I have pmed you, see you haven't been online since FEB, but if you ever log in I'd like to send you the felt zombie, or a profile surprise to make up for not sending the swap.

LizCupcake on Sep 7, 2011:

Crazy past year, I'd like to make it up to everyone with the swaps/tags I was unable to send. Message me & We'll figure out something to send each of you, & I'd like to deeply apologize.

Amandalee on Feb 14, 2011:


RyeRye on Jan 16, 2011:

RyeRye on Dec 22, 2010:

RyeRye on Dec 22, 2010:


MERRY CHRISTMAS from The Crafting Queens Group~

RyeRye on Dec 21, 2010:

RyeRye on Dec 19, 2010:

RyeRye on Dec 8, 2010:

From North Port, Florida to you~

tareami on Dec 8, 2010:

Hey you

Thanks for inviting me to monster stuffie luv, I'd be thrilled to join in the fun but, sadly, I'm a swede and it seems to be US only :( I'm always up for a private swap thou. Love your profile btw :)

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