Swap-bot Time: January 22, 2022 6:09 am


Date Joined: September 27, 2009
Last Online: February 17, 2016
Birthday: July 16
Country: United States
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About Me

WARNING: I seldom use glitter on my cards but I often send the cards in note cards that have glitter on them from the manufacturer-my cards are known for the use of rhinestones - if you are glitter sensetive-some people have physical issues-put that prominantly in your profile-I always read profiles before sending cards! I can also send the card in a non-sparkly card...

I am a professional artist/designer now semi retired and loving doing ATCs and altered art as well as digital art/cards and anything creative-I also write a blog that covers a wide range of topics but is mostly aimed at self esteem issues and information for other artists and creative types-as well as my various musings on things artistic


BE AWARE-I make my cards when I sign up for swaps unless its a partner profile based theme-my cards go out as soon as I have assigned partner(s)

I rate the day I recv the cards from swaps. I do MANY swaps here and elsewhere-I usually give people the benefit of the doubt but if I message you about not having recvd a card please respond-otherwise I mark the swap as a one and will reverse it only when I finally recv the ATC-right now I am owed over 25 cards from various swaps...the mail excuse only goes so far,,,

PLEASE sign and date your cards---mark what swap the card is for in at least two places since if you write it on the envelope it can be covered up by the USPS-and don't expect a heart because you stuff some random paper scraps in with your card. I almost always send extra cards and I still don't always get hearts-I don't owe you a heart - you get it because I think you went above and beyond what the swap required.

IMPORTANT: if you "dis" me on a rating I expect a clear explanation as to why---I hate drama and I hate HIT AND RUN artists-I'm a nice person and I strive to give some constructive comment even when I get total manure from swappers. You can always message me if you have an issue with what you recvd-I WILL respond!

OH-I have no nudity issues either-I like erotica and think tasteful nudes are pretty especially derived from art-if you are a prude also post that on your profile.

Finally don't rate on personal taste or perceptions-My digitally based cards take many hours to complete-I sign and number them and hand embellish EVERY card I send out-I use swarovski quality stones-one of my ATCs will often have a couple dollars in supplies invested in it (top quality papers, substrates etc.

Favorite Crafts

ATCs, APCs, Altered art in general-good digital art---vintage photos, ephemera...pen and ink drawings, Prismacolour-gouache.magazine collage I am always looking for magazine in foreign languages/


I never send out anything that I haven't embellished or collaged-I think its insulting to recv a piece of paper glued to a card--I may give you a good rating but I also may comment and that annoys some folks...it has nothing to do with the quality of your work-I DO DIGITAL but I add to it sometimes a little sometimes a lot---sticking a piece of photo paper in an envelope doesnt take much thought-making it a properly presented piece of art requires some extra work...

Love mermaids, old time hollywood, PARIS, follies, Ziegfeld, glitz, vintage Halloween and Christmas, musicals, opera, rhinestones and feathers, pin ups male and female, erotica and dark, gungy themes-tasteful but edgy-Carnivale


allergic to anything that swims, lives in or around the water-seafood, shellfish etc

I am at peace with the universe and am spiritual-I respect others rights to their beliefs please respect mine-no preaching...

My world is inclusive and accepts ethnicity, age and sexuality of all kinds-I don't believe in RACE we are all humans...bigotry, mesoginism and other narrow minded BS don't make it around me, if that's your thing) please keep it to yourself-Thanks

BE RESPECTFUL-and read the swap rules...send something YOU would want to recv-a lot of swappers just send out junk to get better stuff back and put what swap the card is for somewhere on the envelope---PLEASE??????

Also give your swap partner a chance to do something for you-put a return addy on your envelope!

Favorite Movies

Steel Magnolias, The Matirix, The Women (the original MGM version not the remakes), Alice in Wonderland (any of them), Jean Cocteaus Beauty and the Beast, The Hangjng Garden, Big Eden, BRAZIL, The great Ziegfeld and Ziegfeld Girl (they could almost be one movie), Citizen Kane, BORAT, The Maltese Falcon, Now Voyager and Mommie Dearest (how can you resist? Its the greatest parody ever made)I just discovered WATCHMEN visually stunning---what a range of design styles Loved Prometheus, MIB3, Avengers, Salt, RED


Monet, Bougereau, Pre Raphaelites, Waterhouse, Beardsley, The great portraitists Gainsbourough, Lawrence, Warhol, Miro, Gaudhi, Impressionists, POP art, hyperrealists Lyendecker, Petty, Kay nielson, Parrish


Lots of people put a list here of those who have flaked on them-I would rather put a list of people who I really like to swap with













I'm sure there are MANY others in many countries around the world these are the ones that I pulled out of my head-I will be adding to this list-I have only ever blocked one crazy person from contacting me but trust me there have been other rude folks who tempted my patience-thats why these nice swapbot friends are so precious!


CardsZania rated for <3 Glittery Butterfly ATC <3 on Feb 19, 2016
Comment: 3+ years and finally getting a rating to you! I do feel bad and I am embarrassed about it also. I have been on an emotional roller coaster and I am hoping that it has finally came to an end. Life is not always fair. But we will survive! A while back, I promised myself to make right all the people and ATC's I have neglected to complete. It has been bugging me, as this has never been how I usually handle things. A few days late possibly, but always completed. I am so sorry about this and I do hope that this long awaited rating, will bring your paperwork to a 100% close at for anything I still owe you. If there is something else that you are missing from me, please let me know asap. Again ... Sorry!!!
kasade rated for Lost In Wonderland ATCs on Sep 24, 2012
Comment: Always a thrill to receive ATCs from you!!!
Response: Nice of you to say-thanks so much
Comment: I love your cards! Thank you very much.
Response: Thanks for the great rating they were fun to do
Comment: Oh my gosh - these cards are freaking amazing! They look just like the real thing and they made me laugh SO HARD "no holes barred"- LOL!! Thank you so much for joining my swap and THANK YOU for sending me an entire set of THREE cards! You are definitely one of my favorite swappers!
Response: Glad you enjoyed them and got the joke---cheers
CbFlynn rated for Vintage ATC: Bathing Beauty on Sep 9, 2012
Response: Thanks so much
Comment: WOW! Thanks so much for the super sexy cards! I had to do a double take on the one, thinking it was a real hooker card! LOL!!! GREAT work!!
Response: Thanks they were fun to make-and I didnt exploit women-LOL
luv2kraft rated for NON traditional Christmas ATC on Sep 8, 2012
Comment: Your ATCs are outstanding!Thanks so much for the extra one.I was expecting something really out there,you may be weirded out by mine...lol
Response: Takes a lot to weird me out-Thanks for the nice words
LauraAust rated for NON traditional Christmas ATC on Sep 7, 2012
Comment: Fantastic ATCs as always - and thanks so much for sending TWO! I love your work! Thanks for hosting!
Response: Youre so welcome-thanks for swapping
artchild rated for Vintage ATC: Lady in Lingerie on Sep 7, 2012
Comment: We were partners with each other on this one! Your cards were beautiful! (See message in response to the ratings you gave me)
Response: Thanks so much!!!
Comment: Hello dear Rick, Thank you very very much, for the 6 ATC, they are very beautiful , and vintage like I love, thanks also for the TAG and the card write in French, it's sympatical and very rare. I seen also the moovie "La belle et la bete "de Jean Cocteau avec Jean Marais , it's a beautifull old moovie so romantic . Bye dear friend Laure
Response: Merci and tres bien! so glad it arrived to you and you are happy! Au revoir RSD
missmuffcake rated for Zombie ATC USA #2 on Aug 31, 2012
Comment: really cool cards!
Response: Thanks so much!!!
vanneparis rated for Vintage ATC: Lady in Lingerie on Aug 30, 2012
Comment: Super, super sexy!!! I absolutley love them!! Thanks so much!!! Talk to you soon -Vanne
Response: Yiure welcom Tlk soon
vanneparis rated for Random ATC Swap: Sexy Ladies on Aug 30, 2012
Comment: Thanks so much Rick!!! They are goregeous!!! Take Care -Vanne
Response: Thank yiu!!
DecoPalace rated for Vintage ATC: Lady in Lingerie on Aug 29, 2012
Comment: thank you for the extra
Response: youre welcome
Comment: Maybe it's because I love Halloween or maybe it's because these are so wonderful, but these are two of my favorite ATCs. Thanks so very much! My best friend lives in Rancho Palos Verdes, just a hop, skip, and a jump away from you. I used to live in South Pasadena, an added hop or two.
Response: Yup I used to be at the RIALTO or the Salt shaker often-I lived in Burbank for many years-glad you liked the cards-Thanks
tuesday rated for Vintage ATC: Bathing Beauty on Aug 24, 2012
Comment: Hello..... thank you so much for the very nice Vintage Bathing Beauty ATC and the lovely extra pink ATC. OOPS...I almost forgot to let you know that I like the envelope almost as much as the ATCs Tuesday
Response: Tahnks so much-I love doing those envelopes and the ladies at the USPS are always thrilled to see them as well Glad you liked the cards
Comment: Thank you so very much Rick for such a wonderful package of gorgeous ATCS!!! You totally spoiled me and I loved each and every one of them!!! I was so exited to get you as a partner because you really know what I love!!! Thanks for making it so special :)
Response: Well I love your swaps but I know it can be disappointing to always get the same person as a partner-as long as youre happy I am as well-Thanks
georgiafae rated for Vintage ATC: Bathing Beauty on Aug 23, 2012
Comment: Loved the naughty girls and they were even drinking Coke. And what another wonderful ATC you sent me so spooky and ghost-like-so great to do that just for me!-and of course the Paris card was a treat-too-Thank You!-ALOMST Forgot-the envelope was great too-its a keeper!
Response: So glad you enjoyed all my stuff-Thanks so much!!!
BambooPanda13 rated for Huge ATC swap on Aug 9, 2012
Comment: Wish I could give you so many hearts!!!! I love them all and the tag!!!!! Everything is awesome! Did you make them all yourself?! Again, super blown away thank you so much I love each one!!!! -Quinn Quarantine
Response: I made most of them-a couple are from people in past swaps-glad you enjoyed them-thats what its all about!
Ravycat3 rated for Sunflower ATC on Aug 6, 2012
Comment: Thank you! They turned out very beautifully :) I really like them.
Response: thanks so much-appreciated

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Vreyainlove on Apr 12, 2011:

Hi Rick,

Just wanted to say that your atcs are still among my favorites out of hundreds I've received. I see you haven't been on in a while. If you get back on, though, and you'd like to do a private swap, I'd love to! Hope you're doing well. :)

cinderella730 on Dec 31, 2010:

just wanted to stop by and say hi.... hope all is well!!! HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!!!

Vendetti on Jun 23, 2010:

Oh, wow. I didn't expect to get the Gay Pride ATCs so quickly. And so many! (Your's is my favorite, of course.) You're a great angel! If there is ever a time you need one let me know. =) Thank you so much.

zoobekka on Jun 4, 2010:

Hi fellow CM, Thanks so much for the awesome ATC's you sent, I loved them all! Your work is stellar! They have started construction in Fantasyland, and tonight is the last night of the Spectromagic parade, Sunday starts the Main St. Electrical parade! cant wait! Thanks again! Faith, Trust and Pixie Dust!

Shiwi on Jun 2, 2010:

Wow! I got your RAK today, and THANK YOU! It was such a surprise to me, and it totally made my day!! Thank you so much!! <3

fepamplona on May 28, 2010:

Hey Rick, i just received my angeled "C" ATC and it´s gorgeous!! Thank you very much!! It was very funny to read your message in portuguese - there were a few mistakes, but portuguese is really hard to learn!! Just one phrase was wrong, you wrote "Eu também enviar outro cartão fazer você sorrir" and it actually is "Eu também enviei outro cartão para fazer você sorrir" (the verb was in the wrong time and a preposition was missing). Well, next time you´ll do it right!! ;) By the way, where did you learn portuguese?? Hugs and thank you again, Fernanda

JessiPancake on Apr 7, 2010:

Oh my goodness gracious! I wish I could rate you and give a million hearts for your package!!! I love everything you sent me, way beyond what I expected. They are perfect! Did you look at my profile? You had to have to send me the clown one, I love it! <3<3<3<3<3<3<3<3

JessiPancake on Apr 4, 2010:

You were my partner for a request-a-theme ATC swap awhile back and sent me 2 France-themed cards. They are seriously the most gorgeous things and I wanted to let you know that, when I show my collection to friends, yours are by far the most praised and coveted. :)

luckycharms on Mar 30, 2010:

What are wonderful surprise! I love the Easter card. You did a great job on it.You were so sweet to send the RAK. Happy swapping, Connie

Candyn29 on Mar 13, 2010:

Your handwriting is beautiful! Thank You for the great sideways atc's.

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