Swap-bot Time: January 16, 2021 3:47 am


Date Joined: March 2, 2011
Last Online: August 27, 2018
Birthday: December 19
Country: United States
Cancer Riot

About Me

Feb 2016

Happy to report that I am now an official "responder" to the cell therapy I received over the summer to treat stage 4 cancer. I'm still being monitored periodically at the NIH in Bethesda, MD. Hoping the good news continues! Details on my blog (see link above).

Favorite Books

Griffin and Sabine by Nick Bantock--love the artwork in these books!!! I collect used postage, and love all things postage-related.

Art History books--any and all.

I tend toward biographies and how-to books, but have enjoyed reading Harry Potter, Narnia, and others out loud to my children.

If you are a stamper and don't know about RubberStampMadness you owe it to yourself to subscribe today. You will love it.

home life

I'm a home-schooling mom to five great kids ranging in age from 20 to 6. Oldest is now a junior in college. Next is a junior in a hybrid homeschool. Finally, three little boys that I educate at home (13, 8, and 6).

I'm a former mechanical engineer with a passion for art. I've been married since 1989 to an amazing man.

I believe inter-library loan is the best.idea.ever.

I am a devout Catholic with a strong devotion to Mary and many saints (Padre Pio, Maximilian Kolbe, JP2...). Christian artwork is welcome.


  • Marian Artwork
  • Leonardo DaVinci anything
  • chocolate (dark)
  • cats and kittens
  • turtles, esp. sea turtles
  • colorful snails
  • mermaids
  • babies
  • angels
  • steam punk
  • 50s / 60s graphic ads
  • rubber stamped envelopes

Please Avoid Sending

  • DISNEY characters
  • Evil / gore / vampires
  • Stickers
  • Craft foam
  • Anything NOT kid-friendly. The kids love to bring in the mail, so please keep that in mind. They're often at my elbow when I'm opening it, too.

TV and Movies

Mostly reality shows, thanks to the DVR: Better Call Saul, Project Runway, Amazing Race, Worst Cooks in America,


Please don't feel you have to send extras. I am thrilled to receive just your swap.


If you didn't get what you expected from me, let me know. I want my swap-bot partners to be happy!


TangleCrafts rated for OCT: The ZMACS Happy Mail Swap on Nov 9, 2012
Comment: I can't believe you made me the little stamp house! I loved everything in your little happy mail envelope, but the little stamp house definitely made me happiest. :D Thanks for a cool swap (& apologies for slightly delayed rating).
Response: I'm so glad you liked it! This was a very, very fun swap. Thanks for the heart :D
BusyB rated for OCT: The ZMACS Happy Mail Swap on Oct 25, 2012
Comment: Lucky me! I love what you sent! What more can I say? Everything is fantastic! One more thing...today this package was my favorite Happy Mail! Thank you for a great swap and for hosting. :)
Response: Yay :D Thank you so much for the kind comments and the heart!
Comment: Thanks for te great goodies!
Response: You're welcome! Glad they got there o.k. Thanks for the <3!
Comment: The cat on the postage stamp is gorgeous! And your handcarved stamp is beautiful. Thank you so much for sharing your memories of Kalamazoo with me. :)
Response: Thank you for the heart :D I'm glad you liked the ATC!
Comment: Thanks for the nice ATC, but I am just blown away by your postcards. So well designed and just the sort of off-beat whimsy that appeals to me. I can't thank you enough for sharing them with me. I will PM you this week-end re the Ken Brown stamps.
Response: Yay--I was hoping you'd like them :)
GoneDrake rated for Book page & a stamp ATC swap on Oct 9, 2012
Comment: Thank you! ♥
Response: This was a hard one for me! Thanks for rating.
DorianaGray rated for School notebook paper ATC on Oct 5, 2012
Comment: Thanks for the great ATC :)
tnhomeschoolmom rated for KIDS THEMED ATC on Oct 3, 2012
Comment: Awesome ATC! Thank you so much!
Terri07 rated for KIDS THEMED ATC on Oct 1, 2012
Comment: Cute kids theme ATC. Thank you for the extra post card, it made me laugh.
SmellyWriter rated for School notebook paper ATC on Oct 1, 2012
Comment: Hi! Thanks so much for the wonderful ATC and lovely postcard, I really loved it. It was perfect for me! The one thing I would note is that though you put the correct address on the envelope "Moriyah", in the note you said "Hello Lena", :D Thanks for the nice swap!
Response: Sorry I mixed up the notes! Thank you for letting me know.
courtmm11 rated for Bee ATC on Oct 1, 2012
Comment: Thank you so so very much.... Luved the bee ATC...so sweet and done so nicely..... Thank you so so very much..... Pat luved the Postcard too!
Response: Thanks for the kind comments, and for the heart!
piglet59645 rated for Bee ATC on Oct 1, 2012
Comment: Thank you for the neatly done bee and pretty pansies ATC. I will proudly add it to my collection. :) P.S> Thank you as well for the unique postcard. It is cute too.
Response: Glad you liked them :) Thanks for the heart!
Annalee rated for Stars ATC with a stamp on Sep 25, 2012
Comment: Thanks! I like space shuttles! :)
Response: Glad it arrived! Thanks for rating.
piglet59645 rated for Ladybug ATC on Sep 24, 2012
Comment: This is an awesome stamping on this ladybug atc. I like how the ladybugs are shaped plump. lol Neat idea and lotsa dedication cataloging stamps. One day I started stamping each stamp and putting in an album with title pages, so that I would know what I had with out having to look in all 800 totes too check for them. I think I got two pages done so far, rotfl :) Great ATC. Thanks!
Response: So glad you like it :) We should totally challenge each other to get these catalogs done! Sounds like you may have a bigger job than me though, hee hee. YAY FOR RUBBER!
DecoPalace rated for Ladybug ATC on Sep 20, 2012
luv2kraft rated for Steam Punk Love Atc on Sep 20, 2012
Comment: Thanks for the ATC,I could "feel" the love. LOL
Comment: Thanks for the 2 ATC. I don't mind the digital artwork as long as its your own work.
Response: Yep--all my own. Thank you so much for the heart :)
Comment: Thanks very much for the awesome butterflies, they are so pretty
Response: You're welcome, and thank you for the heart :)
primrose rated for Xmas ATC ornament #8: Sentiment on Aug 7, 2012
Comment: Thank you for the really cute ATC
Response: You're welcome. I loved the idea for this swap--so fun! Thanks for the heart, I appreciate it.
SherriB rated for Ballet-themed ATC swap--USA only on Aug 7, 2012
Comment: What a beautiful ATC--thank you! How fun for you to be able to watch your daughters perform. I have danced for years--still do. Ballet is my first love. :)
Response: You are so welcome! I'm glad you like it. This was a great idea for a swap! (and thanks for the heart, too!)

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TC on Dec 8, 2017:

Hope you are having a most blessed holiday season, Celine. Merry Christmas!

TC on Mar 27, 2017:

Oh, Celine! This calendar!! You have amazing talent. Such wonderful images and colors. It's really hard to pick a favorite.... maybe November? (But I might be biased by my love for pie. :) ) Thank you SO, so much!

TC on Aug 23, 2015:

It's a "no more chemo!" dance party!

TC on Jul 3, 2015:

I tried commenting on your blog today, but am not sure it stuck. In any case, I'm hoping and praying for amazing results, and peace for you.

TC on Feb 12, 2015:

Celine, THANK YOU for the lovely calendar! This might be one of the most meaningful things I've ever received from a SB person. I love that it features your art, and I love that I can use it all year, and I love that it reminds me to keep praying for you. I'm glad you got the courage to push forward with your art. :)

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