Swap-bot Time: February 21, 2018 2:57 pm


Date Joined: May 5, 2011
Last Online: February 21, 2018
Birthday: May 28
Country: United States
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About Me

I am a mixed media artist, living in Minnesota, who enjoys using unconventional materials to create something beautiful. You can see more of what I create at www.treasuresofavalon.etsy.com I'm also a consultant for my family's game store, called Geek World(look them up on facebook, the store is in Tyler, TX). Meaning I recommend games they should carry, and when my mom can't remember how to play a game she calls me on the phone and has me walk her through it while she's teaching it to someone, lol. As a result I get a lot of geek related ephemera in the way of packaging, ad cards, free comic book day stuff, etc. Pretty awesome.

I have two kitties (Cadburry and Jack) and two tarantulas (Markie III and Ayla).

I am a substitute teacher on the side, but my main passion is art. I travel all over the place during the summer to various art and craft shows. I specialize in using recycled materials to create my products. I also do Henna Tattoos at some of the craft shows.

Favorite Music

I have very ecclectic taste in music but some of my favorites are Fur Elise by Beethoven and anything by Cyndi Lauper. I also love Ani DiFranco and David Bowie. And I recently rediscovered my love for Gypsy Foot

Favorite Books

The Witch of Blackbird Pond, The Upanishads, Calvin and Hobbes, But No Elephants, The Three Sisters trilogy, Smoke Gets In Your Eyes, The Alchemist

I also collect books of Fairy Tales and enjoy reading entries out of the dictionary.

Favorite Movies

Labyrinth, anything Tim Burton, Pirates of the Carribean, Legend, Lord of the Rings, Lars and the Real Girl, Lillies of the Fields, Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure, Arsenic and Old Lace, Goonies, Amelie

Favorite Television

Bones, Law and Order SVU, Old Christine, Raising Hope, Dharma and Greg, Criminal Minds, NCIS, Dr. Who, Better off Ted, Big Bang Theory, Project Runway, RuPaul's Drag Race, Bad Judge, Face Off

My guilty pleasures are Judge Judy and The Real Housewives, shh! don't tell anyone.

Favorite Crafts

jewelry, book making, altered art shrines, fused glass, felting, collaging, ATC's, zentangles, guerilla sewing, art journals


goddess themed items, drag queens, gypsies, renaissance and midieval themed items, interesting/unusual postcards, nature, crystals, tarot, paper doilies, steam punk, gothic/ dark victorian themes, lucky cat, white chocolate, dark chocolate, any chocolate really, scrapbook paper and supplies, men's neckties(especially ugly ones!), skulls and skeletons, coffee, handmade soap, peppermint peeps, purple and green (favorite color combo), paisley, trees and leaves, zombies, anatomical drawings and illustrations, celtic knots, dandelions (favorite flower), pirates, gnomes, woodland themes, fairies(but not so much the cutesy/disney ones), wool roving, tea, coffee, beads and charms, ribbons and trims, stars and moons, spirals and swirls, mehndi, egyptian themed items, stamped images, world cultures, art nouveau, cirque, bellydance, burlesque, fabric with interesting and unique prints especially fat quarters, tattoos, spiders, lobsters and turkeys (favorite animals), honey bees(my name means honey bee), pretty witches, ephemera, unusual stickers, cemeteries, ravens, owls, apples, bats, paper crafting supplies, washi tape(even just samples is great), king arthur myths, ribcages, prayer flags, upcycling, treats and candies from around the world, pretty notecards, cute memo pads or even just a few sheets, unique greeting cards, recipe cards (not personalized)-

Dislikes/Do Not Need

confetti and glitter (love it on stuff just don't need them as supplies), valentine themes (but I do like hearts, just not cutesy), tiny little bits of paper, computer print outs, modern and minimalistic art, jewelry findings, corks, feathers, christmas ornaments, teacher reward stickers, kawaii poop, plastic canvas, cartoon themed items, centipedes, craft kits, plastic beads, hunting, religious themes, blood and gore, twilight related stuff, justin beiber, miley cyrus/hannah montana, precious moments, foam sheets and stickers, beauty samples (with the exception of lotion), glitter glue on ATCs (It's not an ATC if all you do is print a picture and add glitter glue!)

Wish List

hand carved stamps or stamped images from handcarved stamps



non tourist PCs

vintage photographs (preferably black and white)

unused greeting cards that are not holiday (with the exception of Halloween which is always welcome)

This is my fur baby. Check out his facebook page Polydactyl Jack

Send by dates...

I totally understand that things happen. Just communicate and if it's for a good reason I will still consider rating a five. If you send your swap late without communicating with me ahead of the due date, I will rate you a three, regardless of how many extras you include. Sending on time is part of the swap requirement.


susieq11 rated for FS: memo sheets on Feb 21, 2018
Comment: Wow! Thank you for **all** the great memo sheets! Cannot wait to use them for my list addiction, ha ha! They are really nice. Thank you for hosting this! : )
orneryswife rated for BMG: Heart Shaped ATC on Feb 11, 2018
Comment: I'm so sorry I didn't get this rated when it arrived! I try to do it the same day and somehow this one got set aside! I really like the way you made this ATC! So colorful! ❤❤
DaisyNY rated for BMG: Heart Shaped ATC on Feb 9, 2018
Comment: This has a tribal look about it. Thanks! ~~ This isn't even due until next week, but I'm already late because all of you guys have already sent.
luckycharms rated for Box of Sunshine - US only on Feb 7, 2018
Comment: Thank you very much for the huge variety of Sunshine goodies!
watercolorgirl rated for BMG: Heart Shaped ATC on Feb 6, 2018
Comment: What a beautiful heart ATC you sent to me. I love the colors and line drawings. Thanks a bunch.
Comment: Thanks for the southwest package! I love the kitschy cowboy stationery!
Comment: YES, I need all of these things!!! SUPER pumped about all the PCs, but the pin up especially - it's got the pin up girl and the police <3 And I am thrilled to have pics of your fur babies to add to my album! Thank you so much for such a great happy mail!!!
Bridgette rated for junk journal supplies - safari on Jan 12, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the safari junk journal supplies!!
ellecamino rated for NH: Junk Journal supplies! on Jan 8, 2018
Comment: Thank you!
Comment: Thank you so much for all the airborne goodies! I can't wait to use them in my journal. :)
Comment: Thank you so much for all the yummy goodies!!
ChrisAnne rated for FOPS - Send a PC, Get a PC on Dec 19, 2017
Comment: Thank you for taking the time to pick out a card I love! I appreciate it! And yes, we are much warmer here; 75 today.
VioletLove rated for FS: Christmas Card, USA only on Dec 14, 2017
Comment: Thank you! Happy holidays :)
OrigamiGrace rated for NH: 2017 Holiday Card Swap - US on Dec 10, 2017
Comment: Thank you and Merry Christmas!! Um, nothing personal but you may keep all the snow up by you:) LOLOLOL
kasa rated for NH: A Super DUPER Christmas Card Swap on Dec 8, 2017
Comment: thank you for the Christmas card. You may have a cold snowy Christmas but down in the southern hemisphere its summer. merry Christmas too you.
Comment: Thank you for such a cute card! I love the shape of it!!
Comment: Thank you for the cute little card. Merry Christmas. 🎄
TC rated for A Very Merry FOPS Christmas Card Swap on Nov 29, 2017
Comment: That card of Santa stuck in traffic gave me a chuckle. :) Thanks for the die cuts! I especially like the maple leaves. I'll definitely put it all to use. And I don't say this enough: THANKS for being such a great member of FOPS.
Comment: Thank you for your adorable card. I wish you and your family a merry Christmas :)
MawBella rated for A Super DUPER Christmas Card Swap on Nov 27, 2017
Comment: Thank you ❣️❣️

Rating Overview

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5.0000 733 223 236
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664 809 0 0
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pinklilly on Feb 13, 2018:

Thank you so much for the envie full of journaling supplies from Get Something... Give Something I love all the little ephemera you sent me!!

CrystalZ on Feb 3, 2018:

Thank you for the awesome butterfly themed junk journal supplies and the postcards you sent me for the Fops Swaps Pick 2 tag game. I look forward to getting to use the goodies in a new junk journal :)

cmdunderground on Feb 2, 2018:


HippieChick on Jan 30, 2018:

I also love cooking from scratch! Food = Love! If you would ever like to do a recipe swap please let me know. :)

bombardiette on Jan 17, 2018:

I have just opened what I can only describe as perhaps the most amazing RAK I have ever had the honor of receiving. Seriously, your generosity has me nearly in tears. I cannot thank you enough for this box and it's contents - and the thought that went into everything you sent. You are one of the truest hearts of this site.

MyHeartBelongsToSnailMail on Jan 9, 2018:

Yay!!! I'm glad it arrived and that you enjoyed it!!! I didn't account for the stamps when I did the mail art so I was super sad when I had to add them for it to ship lol. I almost wanted to put it inside of a bubble mailer just so the postage wouldn't ruin anything lmao. I'm glad it could bring you some light when you're under the weather. You deserve the best, as you are one of the best!!!

ChrisAnne on Jan 8, 2018:

Thank you for the great goodies from the FOPS Pick 2 tag. I'll be junking (journaling) tonight thanks to your inspriation.

GeeLuv on Jan 5, 2018:

Thank you for the stamped images!

Dsweeny on Dec 29, 2017:

Thank you so much for the Tag Through the Alphabet "H" Junk Journal supplies - I loved all of the heart goodies! I've never seen a doily like that, so great :)

ContraryHousewife on Dec 21, 2017:

Happy Solstice

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