Swap-bot Time: November 20, 2018 3:55 am


Date Joined: October 6, 2010
Last Online: November 19, 2018
Birthday: January 31
Country: United States
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About Me


I vow to try my best to not only send on time but also rate and keep up lines of communication.

I'm not super concerned if a swap being sent to me is a day or two late. Later than that please communicate with me. I am very understanding to people who are honest. I have zero tolerance for the dishonest.

I never expect extras. Just put your heart into your art. :)

I never send anything I wouldn't like to receive.

I feel like I've tried just about every craft out there at one point or another. I can't knit or crochet, and I never quite took to sewing. Paper is my true love.

My online art journey started circa 2005 trading ATCs via yahoo groups. I've taken several long breaks, but I've never truly stopped trading since.

I love pretty much all things related to nature and science. I've been obsessed with cats my entire life. I love to make seasonal decorations with which to decorate my house. I spend most of the year waiting for Halloween. My fandoms are Harry Potter, Star Wars, Star Trek, and Disney. I watch a lot of animated movies.


I'm not actively collecting postcards anymore. That doesn't mean I won't sign up for swaps from time to time I have so many to share. I've decided to leave this list up to give people a general idea of the things I like

What I like:

*subversive & weird

*art and illustration

*book covers/ reading

*flowers and plants (especially wildflowers, violets are a favorite)

*nature and nature scenery



*animals (especially unusual animals, frogs, CATS, foxes, insects, sea life... please no dogs)

*birds (OWLS, crows/ravens, songbirds, penguins. ostrich and kiwi)

*weather (lightning,rain, rainbow,snow, etc.)


*Charlie Harper

*Edward Gorey

*Sci-Fi, fantasy, and horror

  • food and drink and food production/ agriculture (wineries, etc.)





*vintage of any of the above topics

What I don't like:

  • Dogs

  • buildings

*ads cards unless it is really cool

  • I prefer not to receive touristy cards

Why I swap

  • It pushes my creativity to work within a theme with a strict deadline

  • It challenges me to improve or try new techniques or crafts

  • I get to "meet" different people from all over the world

  • I get to share my art with other people

  • I get to see other people's art

  • I learn new things

  • I love planning and organizing

  • It give me a reason to look forward to the mail

  • It gives me a reason to use my art supplies

  • It gives me an excuse to buy more art supplies

  • Cool looking postage stamps

  • It's fun


I do collect commemorative stamps and use the duplicates for art projects. It really makes my day when people use cool stamps to send their mail! An envelope with a plain old flag stamp on it is a lost opportunity! The next time you buy stamps go to the post office and take a look at all the beautiful choices. :)

Mail art

I'm happy to receive nicely handmade postcards. I consider these to be a form of mail art separate from my postcard collection. I think it's a shame most people seem to hate handmade cards.


Comment: Thank you for the card. One of my previous cats (SuzyQ) used to do this I had to leave the bathtub dripping for her.
GinaCV rated for WITCHES! GHOSTS & GOBLINS! ATC Duo on Nov 10, 2018
Comment: Sorry the rating is late-I love the cards and thank you so much for the extra goodies!
sharmison33 rated for WIYM: Halloween ATC on Nov 9, 2018
Comment: Thanks for the Atc! Sorry for the late rating.
LisaLaughs rated for Vintage Halloween Pocket Letter on Nov 8, 2018
Comment: Thank you so much for a wonderful swap package. The PL ws adorable and I love all the extra bits you included!!
Comment: Thank you so much for your narwhal! The notecard is phenomenal as well! Thanks too for the Halloween stickers :) I'm uber impressed with how ahead of the deadline you are!!
aejohnson05 rated for Classic Monsters ATC Coin Swap on Nov 6, 2018
Comment: Thank you so much for the super cute ATCs!
craftykat68 rated for Save the hooters ATC on Nov 6, 2018
Comment: Thank you for your very nice Owl ATC card!!Love the card too!!
Comment: ♥ Thank you for the lovely coins. I had so much fun making my own I do hope you did too. They will make some very pretty ornaments.
HannahsMommy07 rated for Spooky Altered Rolodex Card on Nov 3, 2018
georgiafae rated for Alice In Wonderland Pocket Letter on Oct 28, 2018
Comment: Great PL-love the mostly pink and black scheme! Lots of fun and wonderful goodies in the front and the back! Thanks for sharing!
SunTradeToo rated for Disney Pocket Letter Swap! on Oct 26, 2018
Comment: Thank you ♪♫*¨*•.¸¸ 👻
shiloh102 rated for One Halloween Tag on Oct 26, 2018
Comment: Loved your tags thank you.
SeleneW rated for Cat Postcard Swap USA #15 on Oct 25, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the adorable Yoga Cat PC! :3
meenaRN rated for Autumn Memorydex Card November on Oct 24, 2018
Comment: Thank you so much for another lovely card. I really love the felt leaves.
kfaye rated for Disney Pocket Letter Swap on Oct 24, 2018
Comment: I love the pocket letter you made! So sparkly!
suepier rated for Here Kitty Kitty PC Swap on Oct 22, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the cute kitty cartoon postcard.
BeverlyGray rated for Lollipop Wand Craft USA on Oct 22, 2018
Comment: Super cute. Thank you.
katmandu rated for Cat Postcard Swap USA #15 on Oct 21, 2018
Comment: You are sooo right! Love the yoga pose, my kitty hasn't mastered that one yet! Thank you!
AnnaL rated for SUSA - Send 3 Christmas ATCs on Oct 21, 2018
Comment: Thanks Elyse for ATC's, I enjoyed all of them & the goodies. Wishing you a great weekend, AnnaL.
Rithinking77 rated for Hocus Pocus Pocket Letter on Oct 17, 2018
Comment: I LOVE LOVE LOVE the Hocus Pocus PL you made for me! Thank you so much!

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meenaRN on Nov 16, 2018:

Yes I sent you a "Just because" envelope. I'm glad you got it and liked it. Sometimes its nice to just make something not for any particular reason. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving 🍗

BusyB on Aug 20, 2018:

Hi Elyse, I'm sending your envelope today for my swap you were flaked on "Any Theme Memory Dex" I think you're gonna like it! Have a great day! Bonnie

BusyB on Aug 5, 2018:

Welcome to Merry Memorydex and Rolo Swaps USA!

BusyB on Aug 1, 2018:

Started a new group, my first ever! Hope you will join me..it's called Merry Memorydex and Rolo Swaps USA

CurlyTea on Jan 31, 2018:

Happy Birthday!

Hell0Z0mbie on Jan 18, 2018:

I'm so glad you liked it! I try a lot of different techniques, but for that one, I'd photoshopped some images I found online, printed them, and did mixed media stuff over it. It ended up with several layers of gesso, stamps, spray mod podge and some paint markers. I've been trying to get more comfortable with mixed media!

TC on Dec 31, 2017:

Thanks for accepting me into the group. I do flip books but not PLs, so will wait for some new swaps. :)

yvonne401 on Dec 13, 2017:

Welcome to Swaps in the U.S.A. It's great to have you here!



CurlyTea on Nov 23, 2017:

nytetears on Nov 21, 2017:

Happy Thanksgiving Thanksgiving Profile Bling - US Only

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