Swap-bot Time: May 31, 2023 11:36 am


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Last Online: May 30, 2023
Birthday: July 11, 1969
Country: United States
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About Me

I welcome any private swaps! Just PM me!

Extras are not necessary! Thank you for the extras but I would like to use up what I have so you will actually be doing me a favor by NOT sending extras! I appreciate it!

Profile has been updated as of November 14, 2022! I've been doing more mail art/letter writing swaps lately vs. the packaged swaps. Taking a little break from the packaged swaps so as to not obtain more 'stuff' but to use up current supplies. My likes are mainly for the packaged swaps so if you are sending me mail art, I much prefer you send me what's in your style and perhaps just using my likes as a starting off point (if need be). I really enjoy being exposed to other people's tastes and creativity. I'm leaving my likes and such because I'm sure I will go back or do an occasional package swap. I like ready people's profiles and prefer when they are lengthy so therefore, mine is lengthy too!

I don't understand postcard swaps that allow store bought postcards and/or handmade postcards as long as the handmade postcards are nice! Soooo store bought postcards can be ugly and unappealing but handmade ones have to be nice??? If you are making a handmade postcard, I'm sure it's not your intention to make an ugly postcard! Am I right?

I pledge to rate all swaps received! If you sent me a swap and I have not rated you within a reasonable time from you mailing the package, please contact me in case I never received it! Or I could have very well forgotten! Life happens!I ask that my partners do the same for my swaps as well. Thank you! I also re-use packaging and I don't mind if you do too!

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I also pledge to communicate with my partner if I am going to be late with a swap. Life happens and I have no problem if you send a swap late but please just let me know! Thank you! I also tend to send swaps right on their send by dates. That's just the way I am. Once in awhile I will send early!

I'm a Brooklyn, NY native, married to a wonderful man since 2001 and gave birth to a beautiful daughter in 2007 we named Sienna. We had a fat cat named Neo (after the Matrix) and an adorable yorkie named Skippy (we took him in from my in-laws). Skippy passed away on April 14, 2014. :-( He lived a wonderful life of at least 16 years. Neo passed away on June 22, 2014. 2 months after Skippy. I would like to think he missed him and wanted to see him (although he did not like him when he was living!) We were fostering a 10 year old black and white cat that has turned into a foster failure. Her name is Marbles and she is a such character! We have not officially adopted her yet because she has an ear issue and the shelter only allows healthy adoptions. She's set for an ear operation in early December! And December marks a year we've been fostering her, she is basically part of the family.

LOVE to make things to send in swaps so therefore I LOVE to receive handmade items in swaps. I appreciate partners that read my profile and I like it when people have their profiles filled out. It makes things a lot easier! If you are not crafty, that's ok! I like people to buy me things too (especially things listed in my wish list below)!! ;-) And if you are going to buy me something, I prefer quality over quantity. In other words, I rather you buy one nice item vs. a bunch of stuff from the dollar store.

I do re-send items I get in a swap that I may not be able to use. This doesn't mean I don't appreciate what you have sent me (handmade or bought) but if I can't use it, I rather send it to someone that will. If this is a problem for you, please let me know. I don't mind if you do the same of anything I send you.

I won't join swaps that misspell the word stationEry! That's a pet peeve of mine!

I'm not a fan of anything religious or political! I enjoy most scents except baby powder and patouchli scented stuff. I'm addicted to lip balm (organic). I would prefer NOT to receive ATCs as I used to make and trade them so I have a ton of them already that I just don't know what to do with! I am not a big fan of dotee dolls.

I like/love/obsess

I enjoy taking photos (although I haven't been doing much lately). I enjoy the instant gratification of digital but I still love using film cameras. I mostly use toy cameras such as my beloved Holga and lubitel. I also like vintage cameras (Afga, Brownies) and other specialty film cameras (Horizon 202). I'm addicted to posting on and viewing Instagram!

I love music and going to concerts. My favorite music/bands are listed below.

I love all colors but faves are color orange, pink and lime green; fall colors would be burgundy, olive green, purples, blues - generally jewel tones. As for jewelry, I love silver, not a gold person (jewelry and as a color) although I don't mind the matte gold or antique gold if you must! I also like gunmetal, antique silver, antique brass and copper.

I like quirky, eclectic, bright, kitschy vintage (think red velvet art and Danielle Thompson), retro and mod styles. I tend not to like country or folk styles. And I always seem to like anything Japanese! They just have amazing stuff! (I am not a fan of anime so please no anime! Kawaii is ok!)

I like humor, all kinds, especially sarcastic, dry wit and tongue in cheek. Sexual content does not offend me. I don't mind artistic nudes but straight out porn isn't my thing.

I am drawn to designs with:

Bridges! love bridges! I don't know why I didn't write this before. I'm a true city girl! Brooklyn Bridge being my favorite but I also like Golden Gate, Bay Bridge, Verrazano, Manhattan, etc...

ampersands, tree branches and birds, birch trees and the tree of life, cherry blossoms, woodland creatures (bunnies, owls, foxes, mushrooms, gnomes, etc), PANDAS, giraffes, monkeys, elephants, unicorns

circus and carnival (the kitschy, state fair type) themes, pulp art and noir styles ("She tried to be good" or "Attack of the 50 ft woman.") Also gypsy and fortune teller type images, fairies, Le Petit Prince

galaxy the moon and stars, planets, space, hearts (especially anatomical hearts), sunsets,

the sea mermaids, seahorses, jellyfish, crabs (cuz I'm a cancer!), dolphins, whales, narwhals

cassette tapes and vinyl records, vintage and toy cameras, and skulls (cutesy, eclectic, sugar, etc.). And ouija boards!

Postal themes. Of course, I LOVE mail!!

Graffiti and street art.

I like big eyed girls and boys (art from the 70's) and cute things like Hello Kitty (a super soft spot for My Melody and Little Twin Stars but PLEASE don't bother sending fake Hello Kitty!), Sentimental Circus! and Kawaii but I prefer more practical things than just figures (I'm trying not to be a pack rat/dust collector-I do well enough on the crap I buy!)

I also like creepy kinds of stuff like vampires, zombies and monsters too!

I consider myself a bit of a geek and enjoy puzzles and word games on IPad (play me in Words with Friends!). I love the retro video games as well especially Ms. Pac-Man, Donkey Kong Jr., Asteroids, Centerpede, Q-bert! I would love any crafts/items related to them!

I am mainly a coffee drinker but have been drinking a lot of chai tea and any tea with mint. My current favorite tea is Trader Joe's Ruby Red Chai Tea. YUM! They don't seem to make it anymore, at least I don't see it at my area TJs! If you find a box at yours, I would love to receive it! Otherwise, please do not send me tea, I have a lot!!

I have been following a low carb lifestyle and it's working out very well for me! So currently would not want any food items in my swaps. Unless you have a favorite low carb snack you want to share with me! With that said, I am a big CHOCOHOLIC but I am trying to avoid soy! A lot of chocolate has soy in it but if you can find some without it, I'd love you! I love dark chocolate most but never turn down milk chocolate. I love it with nuts, fruit, mint, wacky stuff (like bacon!). Other favorites are nougat candy (Ferrara's), chocolate from overseas, Hi chews from Japan and those flavored Kit Kats not sold in the US! MMM! I love the Jelly Belly Dips, dark chocolate covered jelly bellys! MMM! Oh and while we are at it, chocolate covered gummy bears too! I really try to stay away from high fructose corn syrup and artificial colorings. Artificial colorings are banned in Europe so that should say something! Exceptions are Jelly Belly Dips and chocolate covered gummy bears but once in awhile won't hurt! I also stay away from typical drug store candy like M&M's, Snickers, etc. I would prefer you didn't buy me these types. Save your money!

Favorite Music

alternative, indie, brit pop, 80's music (great for singing along to!!) Faves but not limited to: Ben Harper, Morrissey, The Smiths, Ryan Adams, Old 97s, Spoon, Interpol, The White Stripes/Jack White, Davi­d Garza, Gene, Pulp, Blur, James, Ben Folds Five, Jeff Buckley, The Decemberists, Vampire Weekend, Cold War Kids, Florence & the Machine, St. Vincent, Courtney Barnett, Foster the People, LP, Death Cab for Cutie, Wilco, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Jason Isbell, Father John Misty,

Favorite Crafts

Current craft addiction: rubber stamping and making cards and mail art, lettering and watercoloring and coloring and creating scenes with my Copic markers.

The crafts I like to do are (in no particular order) crochet, sewing (mostly bags and home decor-haven't ventured into clothing yet!), printing (GOCCO!, stenciling on fabric), embroidery, block carving and jewelry making. I like to incorporate my photography in my crafts like making pendants, microscope slide jewelry and decoupage. I have a Silhouette Cameo (digital die cutter) that I love to use (mostly heat vinyl for fabric, vinyl for walls and objects and jewelry making)

I love all those craft video sites and currently belong to Creativebug, Bluprint/Craftsy and Skillshare. Let me know if you want a link to 2 free months of Skillshare to try!

I like to dabble in a lot of things, just making something in general is very fulfilling so I've tried lots of crafts such as mosaics, precious metal clay (silver art clay) and beading to name a few.

I'd love the try my hand at tatting!

Wish List

In no particular order

I LOVE pop up books!

MARKERS! I love markers! Copics are always a favorite! Kuretake Clean Color Real Brush markers , Tombow markers, I LOVE Uni Posca paint markers. They write very well and I would love the fine tips. I am always on the lookout for awesome white markers and pens. I I Signi white pen is my favorite and can always use more in my stash. Permanent markers (not black or blue), colorful pens (I also have a wishlist on jetpens.com!) Would love microns in different colors in 08 size. If you really want to gift me Copics or Kuretake markers, message me for the colors I need! :-)

Washi tape! Or any fun tape with a design - masking tape, packing tape, duct tape...

I wear earrings! ;-) (Please nothing bright gold!) I have multiple holes in my ears so I can always use the small earrings as well as big ones. Ring size is about 9/10. I guess bracelets are average size and I prefer longer necklaces.

I like funky cotton socks (size 9-11).

I love glow in the dark and lenticular anything!

enamel pins

Anything from my Etsy favorites list! Checking out my favs should give you a good sense of my style.

I haven't been sewing much so I'm not really looking for these things so ignore this paragraph. I don’t want to delete it in case I go back to this! Good quality sewing machine thread (all colors but white/black/beige/gray are always more useful), Interfacing (all weights), D hooks, swivel hooks, bias tape maker (and tips on working with bias tape), stabilizer, applique stuff and of course fabric! I totally love bright, colorful fabrics as well as kawaii, cupcakes, owls and other woodland creatures. I love all the modern designers (Bailey, Ross, Moore, Kaufman, FreeSpirit, etc.). I actually NEED complementary fabrics such as solids and batiks to go with all the prints I have!

My daughter,Sienna, is 14 (and I just bought her a size 9 snow boot! OH MY GOODNESS!! That's my shoe size!) One of her favorite stores is Hot Topic. She loves anime and her favorite is My Hero Academia and Attack on Titans. Her birthday is March 12. She is quite the teen and enjoys all the pretty smelling cleansers and moisturizers. She likes painting and goes back and forth in her interest with writing stories.

She likes My Hero Academia, (more to come-can't remember the titles.) We watch many shows together as a family; Dexter, Resident Alien, The Umbrella Academy, The Office, Psych, Warrior (HBO), Alias, Bob's Burgers (she does a great Bob impression!) and The Good Place. She also loves Stranger Things and admires Milly Bobby Brown (Eleven) and other sort of "horror" such as Van Helsen (SciFi channel show) and IZombie. Her favorite colors are pink, purple, blue and green. Feel free to send anything for her! Please refrain from sending any stuffed animals! She has too many already! SHE LOVES TO READ YA NOVELS and MANGA! She loved the Lunar Chronicles series and the Mortal Instrument series. I'm so proud that the very first fan letter she wrote was to the author of her favorite series, Kazu Kibuishi, who wrote the Amulet series. Her favorite animal is a pig! But she also likes unicorns and other cute animals.

My hubby likes chocolate with nuts! :-) He's also a soccer fan and his favorite team is Leicester City, ManCity and Tottenham. If you send him anything with that, that would be impressive! :-)

Favorite Movies

Almost Famous, Amelie, The Warriors, Saturday Night Fever, Triplets of Belleville, Sixteen Candles, Rushmore (all Wes Anderson movies really), The Professional, Galaxy Quest, Pride and Prejudice, Once, Iron Man, Shaun of the Dead, Atonement, X-Men First Class, Water for Elephants (altho I enjoyed the book better! But I don't have a book section.), The Perks of Being a Wallflower, The Way, Way Back, Wonder Woman, Lady Bird, Baby Driver, Studio Ghibli movies

Favorite Television

The Twilight Zone, Arrested Development, Project Runway, Top Chef, It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Weeds, Spaced (LOVE! anything Simon Pegg), Fringe, 30 Rock, Mad Men, Modern Family, True Blood, The Walking Dead, Revenge, American Horror Story, Breaking Bad, Nurse Jackie, Orphan Black, Silicon Valley, The Mindy Project, How to Get Away With Murder, Sons of Anarchy, Alias, Bob's Burgers, Game of Thrones, Stranger Things, Crazy Ex-girlfriend, Handmaid's Tale, Younger, Parks and Rec, The Good Place, Schitt's Creek, Killing Eve, Umbrella Academy, Succession,

Flaked on

Easter Egg Hunt! USA Only by mollysuzannedonahue promised a resend after original package got lost and no DC on it.

A Jolly Handcrafted Christmas Swap - USA/Canada by rayfancy lovingly angeled by misstamper

Sewing: Floral Rainbow #6 - Orange by Frogglin

Cheap Etsy Treat and Cheap Etsy Surprise Part 2 by kap397 she sent the first part but did not do the surprise part, angeled by the super glamazon08

Hippity Hoppity Egg Ornament by postmansdaughter

Yes! Another Wacky, Silly & Unusual Holidays-May by falseawakening angeled by the lovely grammag

Stuff a Small Flat Rate Box by DestiniAmer who has been partially suspended.

Wacky, Silly & Unusual Holidays-April by tennesseehoney who has been partially suspended but still logged in as of April 12. Angeled by the awesome craftygirl

Cute Christmas Ornament by SMichalek but wonderfully angeled by robotlove

Cancerians Unite a birthday swap by Keti

Unbirthday Swap 4 USA & Canada by almakopey angeled by 17papergoddess

My partner's account got deleted! Stuff a Girl Scout cookie Box by SallyAnn angeled by the wonderful 17papergoddess

March is Craft Month by CraftyGardenerTN


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Comment: What a fun spread! Can't wait to add on to this :) Thanks for the extra goodies too!
Response: You are so welcome! Thanks for the heart!
Comment: I really LOVE the card you've sent me! Gorgeous stamps ànd some very nice postal stamps too :-D Thank you very much!
Response: You are welcome! SO happy you love it! Thank you for the heart!
samsstuff rated for Zine-Go-Round #23 on May 5, 2023
Comment: Thank you for passing this zine on to me and for the cute decorated envelope!
Response: You're welcome! And thank you for the heart!
Comment: Wow! This is a great swap, thanks! The environment and extras are perfect! Stay safe and healthy! Hugs from Alaska, Sherry
Response: Yay! So happy you like it! Thank you for the heart!
Comment: Good choice--I like Backman and haven't read this book but liked others. Thanks for the recommendation & neat PC
Response: You are so welcome! You received that quickly! I just mailed it on Saturday and I know you are not that far away but mail has been slow going to the next borough!
lrm1980 rated for AMA: Collaboration Puzzle #6 - on Apr 29, 2023
Comment: Thanks for the fantastic puzzle pieces to complete my collab puzzle. I love your work and they look great in my finished piece!
Response: You are welcome! So happy you love them. Thank you for the heart!
lrm1980 rated for HCSI: Stamp & Pass Postcard #5 on Apr 29, 2023
Comment: Thanks for sending Reisegern’s great pc! I’m excited to finish it up and send it home!
Response: Yay!
spacefoxsupreme rated for AMA: Altered Postcard #8 on Apr 25, 2023
Comment: Thanks for reminding me what you sent! The idea with the arrested animal was hilarious :D
Response: Yay! So glad you enjoyed it! Thank you for the heart!
Comment: Thanks for this wonderful PC! I love that you carved the Stevie Wonder stamp! It's perfect! You should come to Alaska! It's an excellent adventure just to get here! Stay safe and healthy! Hugs from Alaska, Sherry
Response: You are so welcome! So glad you love it! Alaska is definitely on my list! Thank you for the heart!!
JaneInSD rated for HMPC: monochrome pink postcard on Apr 22, 2023
Comment: Thank you so much for the GORGEOUS pink postcard. I absolutely love it!! Thank you so much for making this such a special swap for me. I love that you put books we've both read on it. The House in the Cerulean Sea is on my TBR, so hopefully I'll read that this year. :-)
Response: Yay! I'm so happy that you love it! It was so fun to make for you. I can't wait to hear how you like The House in the Cerulean Sea!!
9O96O rated for ZMACS Zine-Go-Round, Round 22 on Apr 20, 2023
Comment: Great looking zine. Nice hand-carved stamps. And interesting theme, you had me looping a pick-me-up song from my past while making my page. I'll move it along in Round 23. Thanks LM!
Response: YAY! I'm glad you were able to fully immerse yourself! Can't wait to see everyone's picks! Thank you for the heart!
Comment: Wowza, rocked it out of the park! I love this thoughtful, beautiful work of art you designed for me, and your wonderful card with an explanation of the fun matching enclosures was super … many thanks for sending me all the great, creative stuff you made!!
Response: You are so welcome! I feel like I just mailed it! It arrived fast! I'm so happy you love everything! Thank you so much for the heart!
dvmac rated for HCSI: Stamp & Pass Postcard #4 on Apr 13, 2023
Comment: Thanks Lisa. Beautifully done.
Response: Thank you for the heart David!
Taimat rated for Crafty Penpal Letter on Apr 5, 2023
Comment: Hello, again! :D I adored your envie! I adored your card! And I adored your letter so, so much! (Did you make everything? I will assume yes!! And the "Deliver To" labels are so precious!) I grinned the entire time while reading it. I am no stranger to craft-hopping (I used to make clay and resin accessories, and now I make tea and also do paper crafting), but with moving countries recently, and with hopefully doing so again in a few years, I really do my best to not hoard *all* the things. But this has not stopped me from amassing what are probably way too many paper crafting supplies. And yet, I still want more! XD I'd also like to learn to crochet. I feel like nearly all my friends crochet, and I'm a bit out of the loop! (Haha, puns~) Thank you so much for the wonderful letter, and I can't wait to write you back! <3
Response: Yay! I'm so happy you love everything! Yes, I think I did make everything (my memory is trash! LOL) I look forward to your reply! Us crafty hoarder/hoppers need to stick together! HA! Thank you for the heart!
Comment: Thank you for the rabbit card! My mother, myself, and my daughter were all born in the year of the rabbit, so I love the stamp.
Response: How cool is that! So glad you love the postcard! Thank you for the heart!
user2148 rated for HCSI: Stamp & Pass Postcard #3 on Mar 27, 2023
Comment: Love your addition to the PC - sweet little bird and I especially like how you repeated the sun rays! Thank you for the wonderfully blingy stickers! ❤️❤️❤️
Response: Yay! You are so welcome! Have fun adding to it! Thank you for the heart!
explore rated for National Panda Day on Mar 26, 2023
Comment: Lisa, thank you for the cute panda postcard. It was handmade, right? Happy swapping!
Response: You are welcome! Yes! I cut it out of sticker paper using my digital cutter and stuck it onto black cardstock!
mspandatrain rated for National Panda Day on Mar 23, 2023
Comment: Wow! I love the postcard, I have a Cricut and need to find that panda file. I thought it was a store purchased PC. I didn't know a group was called "an embarrassment" that is funny since they're so cute. Thanks!!
Response: I'd be happy to send you the file in SVG format. I created it from an image. So glad you love the postcard! Thank you for the heart!
Taimat rated for Well That Postcard's Kinda Weird on Mar 20, 2023
Comment: This postcard made me smile, haha! XD If you get a chance, you should totally try loose leaf tea! I'd be happy to send a sample or two your way, on the house! ;) Thank you, again!
Response: Oooh! That would be amazing! I'd love to try your tea! Thank you so much! And so glad the postcard made you smile! Thank you for the heart!

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wolfeagle on Dec 24, 2022:


wolfeagle on Dec 17, 2022:

Thank you for your Winter wonderland postcard for the AMA: Mystery Supply swap. What a great use of your stencil. Wishing you all a fantastic Christmas.

Rainydancer on Sep 30, 2022:

Welcome to Sunshine swaps!

YooperHill on Jun 6, 2022:

Ha ha ha! Love your 4.12.2z mystery supply art! Thank you for playing I always like to see your art in my mailbox!

YooperHill on Apr 10, 2022:

I received the great art you made for the mystery supply swap 3.22.22! Thank you very much for your support & for joining this swap!

wolfeagle on Dec 31, 2021:


Wishing you a fantastic 2022!

thriftymermaid on Dec 25, 2021:

Wishing you and yours all the best at Christmas and in the coming New Year!! 💚🎄💚🎅💚🧜‍♀️💚

bbsporty on Dec 25, 2021:

thriftymermaid on Feb 14, 2021:

Happy Valentine's Day, Lisa!! Sending lots of luv to you and Miss Sienna. I hope y'all have a wonderful day. xoxo

thriftymermaid on Jan 1, 2021:


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