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gothbarbie

gothbarbie
Date Joined: January 22, 2010
Last Online: November 15, 2019
Birthday: July 7
Country: United States
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What i like love like:

I LOVE HEARTS! I put my best effort into every swap and ALWAYS read my partners profile for inspiration. I'm here to send things that will make people HAPPY!

Themes I enjoy:

-Astrology, crystals and galaxy

-Succulents, cactus and flowers

-Vintage lace, floral and tea time

-Gothic, spooky and Halloween

-Travel, Asian art and maps

-Books, hand lettering and letters

-Dessert, foodie and sweets

-Paris, Marie Antoinette and frippery

About Me

I really enjoy Swap-bot for inspiration, connecting with pen pals and trading art. Art Journaling and mixed media are my favorites right now for swapping.

Some of my hobbies are letter writing, reading (sci fi and the classics), crocheting, travel, dancing, shopping and stamp carving.

I look like a party on the outside- but I've always kind of been a little old lady on the INSIDE - things even out more each decade : )

LUCKY ME!

I'm currently living in the San Francisco area and there are MANY MANY opportunities to take classes and join groups for any kind of hobby or interest. Since moving here I've taken lots of amazing mixed media workshops, joined great groups of crafters that meet up monthly and have access to lovely shops and artist markets!

Some Favorite Artists I've learned from in person:

-Julie Balzer

-Traci Bautista

-Kelly Kilmer

-Seth Apter

-Pam Carriker

-Dina Wakley

Favorite Movies

I am in LOVE with the TCM channel, old movies from the 1920's-1950's make me so happy. The clothes, the style, the refinement, the actors and actresses, the singing and dancing, the magical sets they created - all of it adds up to a world of glamour that this world lacks in the current day.

Anything with Bettie Davis, Marlene Deitrich, Claudette Colbert, Joan Crawford, Doris Day, Rosalind Russel, Ginger Rogers, Fred Astaire, Barbara Stanwyck, Clark Gable, Cary Grant, Audrey Hepburn, James Cagney, Jimmy Stewart, Marilyn Monroe or any other glorious gentleman and ladies that graced the screen!

Favorite Music

Goth, Industrial, Synthpop, New Wave, Rockabilly and Psychobilly. Some favorites in no particular order - Orange Sector- Leaether Strip- Funger Vogt- Faderhead- Lana Del Rey- She Past Away- Die Krupps- Doris Day- Fink- The Andrews Sisters- I AM X- The Faint- Panzer AG- Prince- Madonna- Red Flag- She Wants Revenge- Radiohead- Wolfsheim- Covenant- oh i could go on and on and on...

Favorite Books

Science Fiction/ Fantasy and the great literary classics are my two favorite genres.

If you have suggestions for authors similar to the following favorites - I'd love to hear about them!

-Sharon Shinn

-Carol Berg

-Kim Harrison

-Jim Butcher

-Patricia Briggs

Swapping with me

I love to find new penpals from all over the map. I'm a wordy penpal, so I appreciate people who have a lot to say.

I love doing long term journal swaps, message me if you're interested. When I do these, it's really about the writing part of journaling and less about the art part.

I really enjoy seeing handmade creations. I love ATCs and art journals because each person makes one of a kind art when they sit down and create. Handmade postcards are awesome.

I'm interested in the following types of swaps: Mixed media art, ATCs, Handmade Journals, Art Journaling, penpal and I'm thinking of starting a swap series for advanced/experienced card maker pen pals. I'd really enjoy seeing what some other card makers are doing and it's only fair to exchange something that takes that much time and effort to create for an equal effort.

If you want to send along vintage ephemera it's my new obsession! I will put it to good use!

Ideas for flat items I'd enjoy: ATCs, Stamped Images, Ephemera, Washi tape in my favorite themes, used postage stamps, gelli printed papers, postcards, handmade cards or postcards, vintage book pages.

Dislikes/ Do not send

PLEASE DO NOT SEND:

-#1- please don't send ANIMAL anything - dogs, cats, goats, horses - no thank you. I am afraid of animals and i have nightmares about them, and am also allergic. (of course i am not allergic to hello kitty!)

-Don't send things smelling of SMOKE - allergic to this too

-NO Country Cutesey, rustic, Mary Englebright

-NO Outdoorsey sportsman type things

-NO Sports things

-NO Patriotic, Americana, Armed Forces etc.

-NO Religious Themes

-While i AM indeed GOTH - i am NOT into yucky bloody gory realistic horror stuff - I don't want to know about serial killers.

[added extra "NO"s for skim readers, I swear I've gotten envies filled with just my dislikes - lol]

Ratings

ktk8 rated for Pass and Paste #66 on Nov 12, 2019
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Comment: WoW interesting card to finish and send home.....never done one like this.....hummm Thank you for the extra vintage postcards I love them too and the envelope was stunning .... many hearts!
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Comment: I wish that I could thank you in person with a big island-style hug! This was a wonderful surprise to receive so many profile-perfect bonuses. I’m in love with the postcards and Elvis notecards!! It was fun to hear a bit about your snorkel experience too! Mahalo nui loa! Sending you all the best as you move to the lone star ⭐️
Response: Hooray! this made my day! : ) This is what swapping is all about! Thanks for the glowing review and comment - knowing I made someone happy is just everything!!
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Comment: OMGoodness your envelope made my day!! I added that stamp set to my want list lol!! They are fabulous!! Thanks for the recipes! I added them to my girls' books! Thanks for a wonderful swap!
Response: Awesome! I'm always so glad when I get the chance to use that stamp set for someone who will really appreciate it! I had a lot of fun putting this swap together for you. I hope you have many cream cheese pound cakes in your future!
ARTG33K74 rated for WIYM: Half Dozen PC Swap - USA on Oct 21, 2019
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Comment: Thank you for the lovely PC. Yes, Ann Sathers is still around with the main restaurant near Clark and Belmont. That neighborhood has changed a lot. Thank you for joining my swap!
Response: This was a fun swap! And I can't wait to get some Ann Sathers Cinnamon Rolls next time I'm in Chicago!!
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Comment: this envelope was gorgeous! I love the color - where did you get them? The postcards, note cards and paper, tea and ephemera were wonderful. Thank you so much!
Response: I'm so glad you enjoyed everything I sent! I'm not sure which color/ item you're wondering about - message me if you want me to dig deeper into my memory : ) Thanks for the sweet rating!
squince rated for WIYM: Half Dozen PC Swap - USA on Oct 16, 2019
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Comment: I LOVE this Bookstore postcard!!
Response: Yay! I really love it when I have the perfect PC for a swapper! Thanks for the kind rating!
fortannam rated for WIYM: Half Dozen PC Swap - USA on Oct 15, 2019
5
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Comment: Thanks for the fun postcard!
Response: And thank you for the happy rating!
jeka396 rated for WIYM: Half Dozen PC Swap - USA on Oct 12, 2019
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Comment: Thanks for the lovely Disney PC!
Response: So glad you enjoyed it! I love sharing my Disney love! : )
debbiespoms rated for WIYM: Half Dozen PC Swap - USA on Oct 11, 2019
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Comment: Hey, Thank you for the awesome lighthouse postcard! I love it and them! Because they are to me spooky looking. At least some are. But if you we are ever partners again, I would love something Goth postcard wise. I am in love with Halloween spooky scary stuff! Yup, Am big on crocheting & have done half my life (40+ years) . Would love to know what you make. I crochet everything from soup to nuts. But my love is making Halloween things( dolls, ornaments, & decorations). Happy Howl-o-ween !
Response: So happy you like the PC! I'm all about crocheting scarves, hats and blankets. I do a lot of crochet for charities like Knots of Love and Newborns In Need. Happy Halloween to you Spooky Sister!
Dinkyde rated for WIYM: Half Dozen PC Swap - USA on Oct 11, 2019
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Comment: Thanks for the lighthouse PC. I haven't watched Dexter, but will check it out.
Response: Glad you like it! From your other favorite shows, I think you'll really like Dexter too! Thanks for the sweet rating!
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Comment: Oh my gosh! So much wonderful stuff! Thank you!
Response: I had fun putting that together : ) It's a challenge to keep it light! Thanks for the awesome rating!
dcp0112 rated for Art Collab #44 add postage on Oct 7, 2019
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Comment: Thank you, can't wait to add some goodies to this fun card!
Response: Thanks for the sweet rating!
iamdjs rated for Pass and Paste #65 on Oct 5, 2019
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Comment: Cool!
Response: These are so much fun! : )
Ace330660 rated for Handmade Art Journal Go Round R46 on Oct 5, 2019
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Comment: Thanks for the journal ! Will gladly pass along !
Response: Thank you : )
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Comment: WOW Sara! This was simply magnificent. Thank you so much for sharing your art with me. I absolutely adore every single thing you made and sent. I'm especially looking forward to adding a new centerpiece to my word wall. I'd love to hear about your printing techniques sometime. All the hearts! ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥
Response: I am SO GLAD I got you as a partner for this one! Your profile instantly inspired me and I had so much fun creating the items for you : ) Now the joy is complete - you liked everything! YAY! Let's swap again soon : )
LinseyB rated for GB / LB Handmade Card and a Letter on Sep 13, 2019
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Comment: Thank you so much for the nice card. I hope you have recieved mine as well! Hopefully intill future swaps :)
Response: I'm so happy to hear that you like the card : ) I was happy to host this one-on-one to get you started here on Swap-Bot!
thebragal rated for Handmade Card Penpal on Sep 11, 2019
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Comment: Thank you so much for an awesome letter. I’ll try to reply soon.
Response: So glad you enjoyed it! Thank you for the happy heart rating!
elflady rated for Pass and Paste #64 on Sep 11, 2019
5
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Comment: What a great addition you have done to this postcard. Well done .elflady
Response: Aw, thanks for the sweet compliment! This PC is one of my favorite I've seen so far! Have fun with it! : )
DaisyNY rated for Collaboration #74 on Sep 8, 2019
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Comment: This is a lovely card so far - hope I don't mess it up.
Response: I'm sure you'll make it EVEN BETTER! Thanks for the sweet rating!
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Comment: Wow, what a wonderful selection of stamps and the ones one the envie are fantastic (and all unfranked!). Thank you ☺️
Response: Glad you like everything! Thanks for the lovely rating! : )

Rating Overview

Overall Hearts Stars Hosted
5.0000 731 87 95
Completed Fives Threes Ones
641 842 0 0
Type 1 Type 2 Type 3 Uncategorized
9 315 317 0
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Comments

phillaine on Sep 14, 2019:


Welcome to Profile-Based Swaps!

January on Aug 18, 2019:

Thank you for the gorgeous spreads you added to my MiniJournal - and for sending it back safely to me!

CurlyTea on Jul 10, 2019:


Happy Birthday!

thisismeAXiD on Jul 7, 2019:

Happy birthday month

WoodlandBanshee on Jul 4, 2019:

Hello! Thank you for finishing up my collaboration postcard and sending it back to me! The embossed bits and the swirl stamps you added are a wonderful addition to the undersea theme that octopus promoted ;)
All the best to you and happy swapping!

Vickyen on Jul 3, 2019:

Hi! Thanks so much for getting my Art Collab pc sent out to me - I love everything that was added to it and these swaps have been great fun! Hugs and Happy Swapping! ;)

Frickenjazzed on Jun 8, 2019:

Thanks so much for adding to my Art Collab PC!

Love your name stamp, too!

smmarrty on May 15, 2019:

Thanks so much for your contribution to my Art Collab PC - it's awesome!

DaisyNY on May 14, 2019:

Thank for putting the finishing touches on this Collaboration PC. Did you put the pink border on the back to match the stamp? That was a lovely touch!

AMA - Collaboration May2019 DaisyNY_GothBarbie_PrairieKittin_LuckyLynnL

smmarrty on Apr 9, 2019:

Thanks so much for my cool rock 'n' roll postcard. The retro lady with pearl texture paste is the bomb!

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