Swap-bot Time: April 26, 2018 4:33 am


Date Joined: October 6, 2010
Last Online: April 26, 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.


Bridgette rated for Flamingo Memorydex on Apr 25, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the cute Flamingo MemoDex Card!
Comment: thanks a bunch!
Comment: Thank you so much for the super cute tag! Love the umbrellas.
Comment: Love the kitty pc and a cat cafe sounds awesome! Do tell me more!
polyk rated for Unicorn Pocket Letter on Apr 13, 2018
Comment: Awesome pocket letter! I loved it!! I have the same Washi set - it’s actially why I was so excited to join this swap 🙃
Comment: Thanks so much!
emilynhr rated for Meowrch - Postcard Swap (USA) on Apr 3, 2018
Comment: Thanks!
MsBellaDonna rated for Meowrch - Postcard Swap (USA) on Apr 2, 2018
Comment: Love the sweet kitty postcard! Our fur babies bring so much joy to our lives, don't they!
Comment: Thanks for the card & decorated envie. Happy Easter!
jannieb rated for Easter Card Swap - 2 Partners (USA) on Mar 31, 2018
Comment: Than you for the card. Happy Easter!
fbresnah rated for CPG Easter Card Swap - US only on Mar 27, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the nice card and stickers!
Comment: Thank you for the cute bunny card and the extras.
Comment: Thank you and Happy Easter!
MawBella rated for Easter Card Swap - 2 Partners (USA) on Mar 26, 2018
Comment: Thank you ❣️
Comment: Thank you for your card.
Arabella rated for **USA ATC SWAPS*** Easter ATC on Mar 22, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the lovely "eggs" Easter atc, Elyse! Hope you have a great Easter!
Comment: Hi Elyse, The ATC and darling stickers arrived safely. I'm sorry you are going through a rough time right now. Thank you for honoring the swap so promptly. Best wishes. Sue
Response: Thank you so much for your kindness
Ukucaitie rated for Meowrch - Postcard Swap (USA) on Mar 19, 2018
Comment: Cute card thank you so much!!
Lablauri57 rated for Daffodil ATC and Mail Art on Mar 14, 2018
Comment: WHAT A sweet swap thanks you did great
Fabriqueen rated for Febmeowary - Postcard Swap (USA) on Mar 11, 2018
Comment: Thank you so much for the darling Kitty PC! Hugs, Diane

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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

Poohtat on Nov 21, 2017:

Thanksgiving Profile Bling -Poohtat-

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:

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