Swap-bot Time: March 25, 2019 6:33 am


Date Joined: May 5, 2011
Last Online: March 24, 2019
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 three kitties (Cadburry, Jack, and Meeple) and 5 tarantulas.

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

Several years ago I saw Dehli 2 Dublin perform at Faerie Worlds and they were amazing. You should definitely check them out!

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, Dr. Horrible's Sing Along Blog

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, Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency, The Young Turks

Favorite Crafts

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


A – anatomical hearts, at nouveau, apples, address labels, autumn

B – beads, belly dance, burlesque, bumble bees, book plate stickers, board games

C – crystals and stones, cats, chocolate (white, dark, milk, any kind really), coffee, Celtic knots, celestial themes, cirque, cemeteries, crows, chickens, cupcakes

D – drag queens, die cuts, dandelions, death positive, Day of the Dead

E – Egyptian themes, ephemera, embroidered patches, eucalyptus trees

F – ferns, fairies (but not so much Disney types), fat quarters with interesting designs, forests

G – goddess themes, gypsies, gothic/dark Victorian themes, green, gnomes, Gemini

H – handmade soap, honey bees, Halloween

I – insects, international treats and candies, icecycles

J – jokes

K – King Arthur, kitsch

L – lucky cat, leaves, lobsters (I just think they’re pretty)

M – moons, mehndi, memo pad sheets (just a few is great), mermaids, mythical creatures

N – nature, neckties (the uglier or more unusual the better), notecards that are blank inside

O – owls

P – postcards of the non-tourist variety, peppermint peeps, purple, paisley, pirates, prayer flags, picture back playing cards, puns, pin ups, Pagan themes, peacocks

Q –

R – rib cages, rainbows, ribbon and trims, ravens, recipe cards, roses, rain storms

S – steam punk, skulls, skeletons, stars, spirals, swirls, stamped images, spiders, stickers (except reward or foam), Samhain, science, squirrels, super heros, statuettes of female Saints, snake skin designs

T – tarot, trees, tea, tattoos, tarantulas, turkeys, thistles

U – unicorns, upcycling, Urban Decay photography

V – Vikings, vintage brooches, vegetables

W – witches (especially pretty or friendly looking ones), wild flowers, waterfalls, whales, the woods

X – x-ray images

Y –

Z – zombies

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.


Comment: thank you for the great assortment of stickers!
sabbysteg rated for NH: January Quotes PC - US Only on Jan 20, 2019
Comment: Thanks for the dinosaur card!
Comment: Thank you! What a cute card. Have a great Christmas.
Comment: Thank you for the truly wonderful Christmas card! I love shaker cards. And the unicorns are a hoot. It is going in the center of my Christmas card door display. Have yourself a delightful Christmas!! <3
Moosecastle rated for FS: Christmas Card on Nov 26, 2018
Comment: Thank you very much for the card - I love red cardinals - and for the stickers. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year :)
ContraryHousewife rated for FS: Christmas Happy Mail on Nov 23, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the card and the selection of stickers. Hope your holidays are happy.
LadyJo rated for FS: Christmas Happy Mail on Nov 23, 2018
Comment: Thank you! Merry Christmas!
ContraryHousewife rated for FS: Fiber Art Pendant on Nov 14, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful pendant. I love the colors you used and the textures you created. I can't wait to wear it!
Comment: Sorry that it took me awhile to come back and update. But I LOVED the advent calendar. loved all the earrings and thank you for thinking of my pugs and my cats :) Thank you :) :)
Airam rated for BTH: Magical JJ supplies Autumn on Nov 7, 2018
Comment: Thank you!
starrycat rated for FS: Flat stocking stuffer on Nov 1, 2018
Comment: Can't wait to open the stocking stuffer! Thanks for swapping with me :)
anicka22 rated for FS: Flat stocking stuffer on Nov 1, 2018
Comment: Thank you, look forward to uwrap it! Those stickermods are adorable and so many! Thank you very, very much!!
Sola79 rated for FS: Flat stocking stuffer on Oct 30, 2018
Comment: Arrived today, saving it for christmas :) Thank you so much <3
Popcqrn rated for NH: Flat Stocking Stuffer on Oct 25, 2018
Comment: Thank you. I am not opening until Christmas so I cannot comment on the contents yet but the wrapping is nice.
Comment: Wow! You went over and beyond. Thank you! They're all going into my stocking, even though they look terribly intriguing to me! UPDATE: Loved everything! The star candleholder is beautiful and the little owl is magnificent!
Response: You’re welcome, I threw a few extra ones in since you got flaked on in a previous round. Hope you like what I chose! I know I’m going to have a hard time not opening my swapped stuffers either lol
HannahF rated for NH: Flat Stocking Stuffer on Oct 22, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the stickers! I hope you enjoyed your holiday season.
tees rated for junk journal supplies - pink on Oct 21, 2018
Airam rated for BTH: Magical JJ supplies witches on Oct 19, 2018
Comment: Thank you!
me2az50 rated for piratecaptainmo and me2az50 on Oct 13, 2018
Comment: Thank you so very much for the pink junk journal goodies.
Comment: Thank you so much Malissa for all the lovely goodies you sent me and for arranging this swap. Would love to be able to give you an extra heart!! :-)

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user6937 on Mar 20, 2019:

Your Betty Crocker recipe cards (from your RAK) was also waiting for me today - thank you!

user6937 on Mar 20, 2019:

Thanks for the interesting vintage die-cuts for the "this or that tag"!

Jippiefant on Mar 13, 2019:

Thank you so much for the message from the universe swap. The tarot cards are really nice and I love the idea, lots of thanks!

neva on Mar 10, 2019:

Thank you so much for the RAK Tarot Cards Message from the Universe, a very happy message at a trying time and really cute cards. Thank you so much for the generous gift.

bluerose3 on Mar 9, 2019:

Thank you for the Message from the Universe RAK.

HippieChick on Mar 2, 2019:

Thank you for the vintage recipe cards. Super funky!

VivaLaDiane on Feb 21, 2019:

Trinket on Feb 20, 2019:

I recieved a wonderful small envie of paper Emphemera this morning from you, what a lovely gift, can't wait to use them in my regular journaling. Thank you so much for your kindness.

LauraM540 on Feb 19, 2019:

Thank you so much for the junk Journal kit on the public forum tag! tThe colors were perfect

stephiedee on Feb 18, 2019:

❈ α΄›Κœα΄€Ι΄α΄‹ ʏᴏᴜ ❈ for the kooky vintage recipe cards!

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