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Date Joined: September 5, 2007
Last Online: October 24, 2017
Birthday: November 16
Country: United States
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**Just a quick update: I will be cutting back on swaps during the summer months for a number of reasons: I'll be traveling and away from the computer for some time, I am CrAzY, cRaZy busy as I have been working on starting my own small business while still also working my regular Full Time job, not to mention that postage is going up yet again!! So I will not be as active a swapper for a time, but I will be back in the Fall when things start to slow down! : )

I am an Art Director & graphic designer for a small design firm, however my first love is hand-drawn illustration and I hope to one day work as a freelance illustrator. I also have a little side business making handcrafted Swarovski crystal jewelry.

In my free time I do anusara yoga, help coach figure skating (I'm a retired competitive skater), read, draw, craft and spend quality time with my very Irish boyfriend. : )

I put a lot of effort, thought & love into all of my swaps and I will NEVER no-send. I've been on the RECEIVING END of a no-send a few times now and it totally sucks. : (

So if you don't see anything from me, there was a mail issue. Just send me a message and I will resend ASAP.

I TOOK THE PLEDGE! Click here to read all about it

Also, being that I do put so much thought and work into each and every swap, I would really appreciate being rated once you receive my goodies. I will always rate my partners within a day of receiving my goodies.

And feel free to message me if you are interested in a private swap.

Thank you, thank you, thank you!! : )

A Few of my Favorite Things...

Owls! I love, love, love Owls. : ) Especially really cutesy-looking owls. LOVE them!

Cutesy nautical things - especially things with little tiny anchor prints

Stickers and rubber stamps!! (never can have too many of those!)

Hello Kitty, Chococat and Pochacco. I also like charmmy kitty. But those are pretty much the extent of the sanrio characters I really like.

All things Halloween-y (cutesy/vintage Halloween) and autumn-y colors, pumpkins, witches, leaves

Lush bath products - but I don't have a Lush store even remotely close to my home. So if you send me Lush goodies, I would LOVE, LOVE, LOVE you forever. My favorites: Avobath, Blackberry, Think Pink, and Twinkle Bath Bombs. The Comforter Bubble Bar.

All things ocean-y or nautical: mermaids, seashells, lighthouses, sailing ships, vintage US Navy, code flags, etc.

Irish stuff : I am an Irish girl, after all! Shamrocks, claddagh, the trinity, flags, green, etc. But I don't drink so I'm not a big fan of alcohol-related Irish stuff. Although the BF luvs Guinness. He also loves Boston Celtics stuff and anything Larry Bird. LOL!

Cherry-themed or cherry-printed stuff

cupcakes : ) and cupcake themed or printed stuff

cartoon crabs

Asian/zen-themed things

Patriotic/vintage US Navy

40's & 50's style pin-up girls, especially ones in sailor hats or navy uniforms

jewelry - cutesy, fancy, whatever. I love sparkly stuff! : )

cute shoes - especially high heels!

anything bright pink and lime green together, or pale pink and chocolate brown together, or turquoise and brown together

Dark chocolates

Anything blueberry-flavored or scented

Tea - green and Earl Grey ( but I HATE white tea!!)

Fruity and/or gummy candy

Yoga and natural wellness

dogs: boston terriers, pugs

Books: anything design/art-related - I love Keri Smith's books! Interactive, instructional how-to, crafty books are a lot of fun

Empty journals (college ruled) and sketchbooks with cute covers and fabulous-feeling paper.

Unique pens, markers & crayola crayons

The smell of lavender. I also love coconut, pina colada, watermelon, and strawberry or blueberry scented or flavored things.

Did I mention how much I loooooove owls? : )

Favorite Crafts

My newest craft obsession is rubber stamping and I'm building my collection of stamps, so anything stamp-y you can send my way would be appreciated! : )






knitting - but I am fairly new at knitting, so right now I'm pretty much limited to making scarves : )

Favorite Movies

Moulin Rouge, Big Fish, Nightmare Before Christmas, Hoodwinked, Office Space, Cinderella Man

Favorite Television

I'm a HUGE fan of "The Office" and "30 Rock" : ) and "Ace of Cakes" on the food network

Favorite Music

Feist, KT Tunstall, Kate Havnevik, Frou Frou, Jem, Dido, Modest Mouse, Guster, Doves, TV on the radio, Dave Matthews Band, Coldplay, Jack Johnson, John Mayer, Poe, Nelly Furtado, Eagle Eye Cherry, Alanis, Garbage, Luscious Jackson, Michael Buble ... just to scratch the surface! I definitely enjoy a very wide variety of music!

Favorite Books

Eat Pray Love; The Tao of Pooh

Currently Jonesin' For:

I know it sounds weird, but I would love to have a rosary with pearl beads.

Old fashioned jax

LUSH bath goodies


cinnamon scented or flavored things, spicy foods or candy, white tea, religious-y stuff, princesses/unicorns etc.

Other Helpful Info

I'm very petite and wear a size XS or Small in shirts. Generally I can even get away with a Large or XLarge in Girls. lol!

I have tiny feet to go with my small frame - size 5.

I wear a lot of black, brown, and navy blue. Pinks, purples, and bright greens too.


Comment: Thank you for wonderful 'Owltoid" tin and goodies. I love it all! Joyce
honeybee rated for Strawberry Fields Forever... on May 15, 2008
Comment: Thank you for all of the strawberries! Your charm is really cute and I love the fabric you used for the heat pack.
Jamnj rated for *ST PATRICKS DAY CARD SWAP* on Mar 10, 2008
Comment: happy st patty's from THIS Irish lass! thanks for the goodies in the envelope--they all landed in my lap when I opened the card!!
Response: Ha ha! I was going for "festive" so it sounds like I was successful!! ;-) Enjoy!
dolphingirl rated for *ST PATRICKS DAY CARD SWAP* on Mar 10, 2008
Comment: Thank you for the super card! I just love it!
Response: You're very welcome! : )
agonysdecay rated for St. Patrick's Day Matchbox on Mar 7, 2008
Comment: Wowie! Thanks so much for a this gorgeous St. Pattys day matchbox and extras!! You did a great job on the box and I love the card too!! You have really nice handwriting ;) Thanks for all the contents, they are adorable!! 100+ hearts for you!
Response: Hee hee! Thanks, I'm thrilled you liked it! : )
Comment: Great package:D I love everything about it. Thanks for being a great partner.
Response: Thanks!! So glad you liked it! : )
dolly rated for CeleBrate! February ATCs on Mar 5, 2008
Mixer rated for CeleBrate! February ATCs on Mar 4, 2008
Comment: This is a beautiful card. Wonderful card stock !! Thank you, and have a beautiful day.
tangledthreads rated for Michel(l)e+Cupcake=Swap on Feb 25, 2008
Comment: I absolutely loved all the cupcake cuteness that arrived in my box today..the picture frame is just so adorable and all the other goodies!! What a great swap, thanks alot!! xoxo
Response: Hi Michelle! So glad you liked everything!! Have fun with all that cupcake-y goodness! : )
tripleplay rated for CUPCAKES!! Matchbox - U.S. on Feb 25, 2008
Comment: I love this box, it's so cute. I really like the charm you made.The candle is really cute too. Great job !
Response: Thanks!! : ) I'm thrilled you liked it! The charm was fun to make!
LaLaLove rated for Michel(l)e+Cupcake=Swap on Feb 25, 2008
Comment: Thank you so much, Michele, for the great cupcake package. I love the stickers, and the cute little patches. Everything is so great!!!! Thank you so, so much.
Response: Thanks Michelle! So glad you liked everything! Enjoy! : )
msindy2206 rated for Googly Eyed Creatures ATC #2 on Feb 25, 2008
Response: Thank you! : )
jade240 rated for CUPCAKE ATC SWAP on Feb 16, 2008
Comment: It was so cute. Thank you
dolly rated for CUPCAKE ATC SWAP on Feb 15, 2008
girthta rated for Googly Eyed Creatures ATC #2 on Feb 7, 2008
Comment: These are completely adorable!!! Did you draw those yourself? I'm impressed, they are so sweet! Thank you so much I love love love them!!!!! (especially the snails!)
Response: Thanks!! So glad you loved them! I did draw them myself, and then colored them in with watercolors and Prismacolor pencil. (I'm an Illustrator/Designer as my day job!) The snails were my personal favorite too! : ) Enjoy!! : )
Comment: Can I even tell you with this one??!! I was away for a couple of days to visit family and I returned to what felt like Christmas!! My completely lovely partner went WAY above and beyond and everything was fabulous! Now I just have to figure out how to post on FLICKR so everyone can see!! :) Thank you so much for my things!
Response: Hi Dawn! I am SO thrilled that you loved everything! Glad I could make your day! Enjoy all those HK treats and happy swapping! : )
ClareyFairy rated for Moulin Rouge ATC's on Jan 30, 2008
Comment: Lovely ATC's thanks so much a pleasure to add to my collection
Response: Thank you! Glad you liked them!! : )
jessmarie rated for Let's Color! on Jan 26, 2008
Comment: Love the coloring book you made! Thanks!
Skyfire rated for I Want Hearts the Honest Way on Jan 18, 2008
Comment: All I can is WOW!! Thats a great package! You found so many woderful heart stuff! I cant wait till I can play with it all. As for the fabric If my baby is a girl I will make somthing out of it for her and I will send you pics!! Thanks again!
Response: Thanks! I'm thrilled you liked everything! That was a fun swap to shop for! : ) Enjoy and I look forward to photos if you have a little baby girl!! : )
Carmel rated for Coffee Shop At Home on Jan 17, 2008
Comment: WOW! Thank you so much for that lovely package!!I love chai! I've never tried Yoga since I'm a hiper-active kind of perso but I might try to relax with it once in a while... :) Thank you so so much!! One of the best packages I've ever got..!
Response: Yay! I'm glad you got the package (and so quickly too!) and loved it! Enjoy!! : )

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Aimeejanie on Apr 22, 2008:

Hi. I'm Aimee. I'm a cupcakeaholic. :D I'd like to invite you to my first (hosted) swap! http://www.swap-bot.com/swap/show/14746. Come share in the addiction!!

myrrhmaid on Mar 17, 2008:

May the wind always be at your back and the road rise up to meet you...

girthta on Feb 7, 2008:

Let me get caught up a little bit and I would love to do a private swap with you!!! You're stuff is so cute!

TeaNi on Jan 29, 2008:

glad you got it! It warmed up a bit, but is supposed to drop back down tonight. Ever the unpredictable weather patterns here ;)

Christinee on Jan 27, 2008:

I was hoping the hello kitty shirt fit because I saw that you did yoga and ice skating and so I thought you'd be really fit (athletic)! Yaaaay.

Sage on Jan 26, 2008:

Thank you! I truly enjoyed putting your swap package together and I am so excited that you loved it :)

RudeNun on Jan 16, 2008:

I'm glad you dug the package! I really wish I had more zines I could've sent your way. Maybe next time :)

wickedfaerie on Sep 8, 2007:

weolcome to swap-bot! and thanks for joining my celebrate september atc swap!

RoseHips on Sep 7, 2007:

Thanks for joining my Halloween postcard swap!

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