Swap-bot Time: November 18, 2017 5:15 pm


Date Joined: October 6, 2010
Last Online: November 18, 2017
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.


jlink rated for Turkey ATC on Nov 18, 2017
Comment: beautiful - thank you
Comment: nice drawing of the flamingo, I loved it . Happy Holidays
Comment: Thank you Elyse - Received your Thanksgiving PC. I like all the coordinating embellishments - Have a wonderful Thanksgiving.
aspinks23 rated for All decked out APC FIVES on Nov 16, 2017
Comment: Thank you for some lovely cards!
RainbowRoseOregon rated for Ghost Pocket Letter on Nov 16, 2017
Comment: Very cute PL with lots of sparkles and goodies, thanks so much!
brianfuchs rated for Halloween ATC's on Nov 14, 2017
Comment: How did I neglect this rating for so long!?!? Apologies. Have a wonderful day
Manurnakey rated for SUSA - Blue Christmas Tree ATC on Nov 9, 2017
Comment: Your blue tree is really cute! I'm really drawn to those shades of blue.
Manurnakey rated for SUSA - Pink Christmas Tree ATC on Nov 9, 2017
Comment: Super cute design for the tree! I love that you used washi tape for the branches :)
Comment: Beautiful! Thank you!
Comment: Thank you for the lovely Noel tag, Elyse! Hope you have a beautiful holiday season!
Kaizla rated for ATC: Bride of Frankenstein (USA) on Nov 9, 2017
Babsmomof5 rated for AMMM: Thanksgiving APC on Nov 7, 2017
Comment: Wonderful APC and super cute jellyfish notecard! Thank you!
LauraM540 rated for Clean Out Your ATC Collection! on Nov 7, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the fun selection of ATCS... There were definitely some Keepers in the bunch
Response: I'm glad you found some keepers. I've been holding onto those ATCs for a long time!
DaiziDruke rated for 3 pumpkins pocket letter on Nov 6, 2017
Comment: Hi, Elyse, thank you for the sweet and lovely mini pumpkin PL! I loved the leaf garland, the sparkly pumpkins and the extra goodies! 😊
letterloveblog rated for Halloween Card US #2 on Nov 2, 2017
Comment: Thank you and Happy Halloween!
Comment: Thank you and have a fun Halloween!!
Kdguard rated for Halloween Card Swap on Oct 29, 2017
Bridgette rated for Frida Kahlo Pocket Letter on Oct 24, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the Pocket letter!

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dodothefairy on Oct 29, 2017:

CPG Halloween Profile Bling - Global

Happy swappingt

KaurinMarie on Oct 29, 2017:

Hello, spreading some Halloween cheer for the Swap CPG Halloween Profile Bling - Global



Moominbrooke on Oct 25, 2017:

piratejimbob87 on Oct 22, 2017:

Star Trek Profile Deco #2

Hope you like :)

ladydy5 on Oct 18, 2017:

Hope you enjoy our group welcome from Artistically Inclined

rubyhousesliprs on Dec 30, 2016:

Thanks for the group invite, I love cats!

SuMay on Dec 11, 2016:

Dead chuffed to have you in the birding swap.

caligirl7 on Oct 31, 2016:

Happy Halloween!! :)

RyeRye on Sep 29, 2016:

Welcome to INspiration Station!

doulakk on Sep 8, 2015:

Welcome to our group!
Please join one or two swaps!

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