Swap-bot Time: April 25, 2018 7:02 pm


Date Joined: May 5, 2011
Last Online: April 25, 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.


Cosychaos rated for Cosychaos and piratecaptainmo on Apr 25, 2018
Comment: Thanks for the bits and pieces. I loved the lunar new year stamps it was posted with :).
Comment: Malissa gets a star tor doing a private swap with a newbie! :-)
jukejan rated for Beltane Altar photos on Apr 24, 2018
Comment: Your pictures of your altar are a tribute to past and present and I really appreciate that you shared the story of the things on it with me. The cauldron is wonderful, I keep pennies as well. "In God(ess) we trust" is my prayer when I find one.
lovetherain rated for Beltane Altar photos on Apr 23, 2018
Comment: Thank you for sharing! I love your altar, especially the nighttime photos with the candles lit - so beautiful and mystical! I do the same with pennies too!
Tracykason rated for junk journal supplies - woodland on Apr 14, 2018
Comment: Thank-you for the fun woodland assortment. I have already taken all those maple leaf cut outs and gel medium-ed them into a collage. See you in the mail and thanks for being such a prolific swap hostess!
Whippet rated for FS: little tea swap on Mar 31, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the large envelope full of tea bags. You are so kind to share four packaged tea bags with me. While deciding which tea bag to try first, my 88 yrs mom selected the Twinnings Lemon & Ginger. So there we go to enjoy cups of tea over the Easter Holiday weekend. My sister joined us too. Hope you enjoy a Happy Easter & Happy Spring!
starrycat rated for FS: Mail Art with Flat Surprise on Mar 31, 2018
Comment: Thanks for the fun envie of ephemera and the cute design on the envie! I love the little fox on the front of the envie! Thanks again!
ellecamino rated for junk journal supplies - flowers on Mar 19, 2018
Comment: Awesome package. Thanks!
keeru1689 rated for junk journal supplies - farm life on Mar 2, 2018
Comment: Thanks a lot for the supplies. I love the scarecrow. How cute!!
Fenix825 rated for FS: memo sheets on Feb 22, 2018
Comment: Thanks so much for the great assortment of memo sheets! This was such a fun swap!
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!

Rating Overview

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milamilamura on Apr 25, 2018:

Hello girl! Thanks for the "Tag Game - Pick Two" from FOPS Swaps, I just received it and I'm impressed it took less than 20 days, yay! Have a great week! :)

Mye on Apr 18, 2018:

Hi! I'm glad that the Tea Grabbie reached you safely. Hope you'll enjoy them :)

Marryth on Apr 16, 2018:

Thank you so much for the fantastic variety of goodies towards my Wishlist group April wishes! I'm greatly looking forward to snagging some time in my craft room to play with them! :)

HaoHaoHao on Apr 11, 2018:

Hello! I am so glad you received the Take 10 Tag from me. Enjoy the notecards! :)

Paige1900 on Apr 11, 2018:

heatherknits on Apr 8, 2018:

Thank you for the Grabbie Tag junk journal supplies! I just got a PM from someone letting me know who you were, didn't have your userid in the envie, and I recognized your name but I couldn't place it, so sorry for the delay in notifying you of its arrival, but I'm excited to put these bits to use!

wolfeagle on Mar 28, 2018:

Thank you for the RAK. I look forward to putting these items to good use.

Tigerlilyknotwise on Mar 26, 2018:

Received my RAK today - thank you so much! :) I especially like the kitty stickers and the fox library pocket!

laurieburkett17 on Mar 26, 2018:

Thank you for the goodies from the Pagan/Wiccan Tag!

Queensmiley2530 on Mar 21, 2018:

Thank you for the pic 10 tag junk Journal supplies Christmas I cannot wait to use them

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