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stephiedee

stephiedee
Date Joined: January 18, 2011
Last Online: December 15, 2019
Birthday: November 12
Country: United States
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Hello!

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I will be traveling out of state December 18th-January 1st. I've set a hold on our mail, so anything that arrives during that time will be waiting for me to pick up once we return. See you in 2020! πŸ₯³οΈ

𝘈𝘣𝘰𝘢𝘡 π˜”π˜¦

I'm Stephanie/Steph. 40. Married. Mother to one. Introvert. Shy. Social misfit. Anxiety warden. Reformed class clown. Nerd. Dork. Homebody. Humanist. Color lover. Paper connoisseur. Excellent cook. Less excellent housekeeper. Horrible gardener (sorry, plants!). ISTJ, Scorpio & Earth Goat...for whatever that's worth. Native Floridian. Tallahassee resident for the last 10 years.

Making things is my outlet, my therapy, my connection. I try and create something everyday. Sometimes it's just an ATC; sometimes it's a whole book or a tacky wall ornament. Mostly I like to create in a pop art, modern style, but I can do the pretty, vintage style, too. Mixing it up keeps things interesting.

My favorite medium is collage. I'm a big fan of multi-layered creative collage, full of depth and details, but I also like simple, well done paper arrangements, color studies, abstracts, visual poetry and things more on the graphic design side. I prefer using mostly upcycled, reclaimed & second-hand materials (books, magazines, office & school supplies---though I do have an acute weakness for patterned scrapbook papers). I have a dedicated craft room (the "craft cave") filled with enough supplies to last me a good 10 years, at least. I enjoy making ATCs, postcards, glue books, little arty books, zines, assemblages, shadowboxes, wall art and repainted figurines.


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Besides the usual handmade stuffs like ATCs and postcards, I can offer collage supply envelopes from my pretty large stash of books, magazines & collected ephemera. I also have a die cutting machine and a decent laser printer (color). I enjoy designing ATC labels and return address labels, along with collage image sheets using free images. It also doesn't take much to talk me into a thrift store find swap - we have tons of shops here in Tallahassee. PM me if any of these things sound remotely interesting to you. βœŒοΈπŸ˜‰

What I Like

A bunch of things I really dig...

  • Nick Bantock style

  • travel & world cultures

  • spooky/creepy Halloween

  • Gothic/dark art

  • urban decay, city life, graffiti

  • 60s/70s/80s design

  • botanicals, tropical flora/fauna

  • retro futurism, science fiction

  • space suits, aliens, galaxies, spaceships

  • anatomy; skulls/skeletons, eyes, hands

  • history, anthropology

  • mythology, folklore, superstitions

  • graphic design, illustration, web comics

  • pop culture, memes, gifs, tv

  • heavy metal, new wave, riot grrrl, punk, alternative

  • high fantasy; dragons, wizards, magic, fae folk

  • curiosities, oddities, medical mysteries

  • whimsical, quirky collage, Zetti

  • Itkupilli Imagenarium, Crowabout StudioB, Tumble Fish Studio

  • kitsch, bohemian styles

  • geometric patterns, symbols (stars, arrows, plus signs)

  • modern & contemporary art; surreal, abstract, lowbrow, pop, psychedelic, comic book

  • Frida Kahlo, James Jean, Salvador Dali, Andy Warhol, Edward Hopper, Rex Ray, Marion Peck, Ray Caesar, Carrie Ann Baade

  • reptiles; alligators, lizards, snakes, dinosaurs

  • birds; cockatoos, chickens, emus, ostriches, vultures, ravens, owls

  • raccoons, gibbons, big cats, pitbulls, Rottweilers

  • food puns, cheeseburgers, mushrooms, strawberries

  • snark, dark humor, stand-up comedy, satire

  • cartoons; SpongeBob SquarePants, American Dad, Rick and Morty, Bob's Burgers, The Venture Bros., Final Space, Teen Titans Go, The Amazing World of Gumball, Dragon Ball

  • Floridiana; kitschy collectibles, citrus fruit, palm trees, freshwater springs, Walt Disney World, manatees, Everglades...

  • favorite color: varies day to day, I like all bright bold colors; chartreuse, turquoise, purple, orange, hot pink...

Most of these things (and more) are represented on my Pinterest boards:
Characters β€’ Art β€’ "Aesthetic" β€’ Misc.

𝘊𝘰𝘭𝘭𝘦𝘀𝘡π˜ͺ𝘰𝘯𝘴

I like a lot of things and have magpie tendencies which leads me to collect a lot of things. Nowadays I do my best (with the help of family) to mostly focus on only collecting:

β˜… owls
β˜… classic Star Wars stuff; especially Darth Vader
β˜… clowns (yep, I'm one of those weirdos)
β˜… Buddha (original); Budai (the fat one)
β˜… Maneki Neko (lucky cats)
β˜… skulls, calaveras, Grim Reapers

No Thanks

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  • Images, postcards or any other items featuring SHARKS. I have a phobia (seriously).

  • Alcohol, pro-drinking themed things. I don't drink and, for more personal reasons, don't enjoy items themed to drinking wine, beer, etc.

  • Religious materials, scriptures, angels, Christian iconography, etc. I'm atheist and have no interest in these things - even ironically. TBH I don't have a lot of interest in atheist things either. 🀷 Believe what you wanna believe and move on with your life.

  • Edibles, scented things, tea bags, drink mixes, makeup, face masks, etc. I'm a life-long allergy sufferer and have uber sensitive skin. I don't randomly try new things unless I want to break out in hives and/or die. πŸ™„

Ratings

Bananers rated for Bananers & stephiedee on Dec 11, 2019
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Comment: Thank you fur the awesome package of goodness. 😁 You sent so many best things! I do adore that ATC. Hugs.
Response: Yay, glad you liked it, Juli! I had fun with your likes (and some random stuff, too). Happy holidays! 🌟πŸ₯³οΈβ›„️
supersquirrel rated for Big 4-0 Paper Party on Nov 15, 2019
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Comment: Oh what a wonderful assortment of paper goods! Such an inspiring "pile" - so many creative ideas and possibilities are running through my head! Happy Birthday Steph and thank you very much for the great swap!!
Response: Thank you, Susan! So glad you liked it all. Happy creating!
EllenWilGraagPost rated for ALDALT: 3 Things for Edgar on Oct 28, 2019
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Comment: Thank you so much for the nice envelope and I love the inside stuff! I hope you will receive mine for you soon! I love this theme and it is amazing how few people signed in! Thank you for hosting it, it was so nice to do :-)
Response: Thank you, Ellen - I'm so glad you liked the swap and everything. And I'm glad you joined...you gave me an excuse to make Poe artistamps. I don't think I would have done that otherwise. :)
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Comment: Thank you for the fabulous swap and card. I hope you have a wonderful Halloween!
user6937 rated for user6937 & stephiedee on Oct 18, 2019
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Comment: Even better in real life! I love it, thank you for swapping with me πŸ’€ !
Response: You're welcome - glad it found a happy home! That one made me really LOL when I made it. πŸ˜†
MamaD rated for MamaD & stephiedee on Oct 10, 2019
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Comment: Oh my gosh! These are even more fantastic in person! Thank you so much! I LOVE them!! Thank you for doing the swap with me!+
Response: You're very welcome - thanks for swapping with me, too!
MissPaula rated for MissPaula & stephiedee on Oct 7, 2019
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Comment: Oh my goodness! This ATC is better in person! I Love it! Thanks so much! I hope I can creep you out with my card.....
Response: You're welcome, Paula! Glad the girls found a happy home with you. Thanks for the comment!
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Comment: Envelope was so fun and love the fanged kitty card - first Halloween one to arrive! πŸŽƒ
Response: Cool, I'm first! πŸ˜„ Glad you liked it all, thanks for the comment!
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Comment: Thanks so much for the fun Halloween card and the great envelope!
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Comment: this card is owlfully sweet! many thanks!! love the envie!
kiddomerriweather rated for Halloween BTC on Sep 28, 2019
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Comment: I absolutely LOVE both BTC's you sent! The witch is my favorite. Even my mom loved them and she doesn't like anything! I definitely think this should be a new OMAE tag. They are a lot of fun to do and would be so addictive to collect! Thank you for such an awesome swap! (I have no idea where my binder rings are.) :/
Response: Yay, I'm glad you like both! The witch was my fave too (I can't get enough of those little collage witches). I have the tag all written up---and actually managed to find what might be the original tute for them. πŸ‘πŸ˜Š
SunTradeToo rated for 4-from-1 Handmade Postcards on Jun 13, 2019
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Comment: Love the swap, I hope you have it again in the future!
wolfeagle rated for 4-from-1 Handmade Postcards on Jun 12, 2019
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Comment: Love the fun bright colors. Thank you.
smmarrty rated for 4-from-1 Handmade Postcards on Jun 10, 2019
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Comment: Thanks so much for the postcard! I am going to add a few more layers to mine tomorrow before sending out!
LadyCyr rated for 4-from-1 Handmade Postcards on Jun 10, 2019
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Comment: Thank you for the cool card I really like the quote which is so true
tcornell rated for PRIVATE: Mixed Media PCs on Jun 10, 2019
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Comment: I really love your PC- thanks for trading with me!
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Comment: Thanks so much! Great swap! Sorry for the postal trouble..
Wykyd rated for Wykyd & stephiedee on Jun 2, 2019
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Comment: These cards are simply gorgeous! And the extras are very much appreciated... The cards are going into my prized collection. Thank you!!!
Response: That's great to hear, thank you! Glad they have a happy home. πŸ’–
bunny3ars rated for bunny3ars & stephiedee on May 18, 2019
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Comment: Stephanie, thank you so, so much for the envelope! First, I just can't get over your envelope decorating - you are the master and I must learn your ways :P And I love all the bits and bobs inside, too. Such an interesting and fun mix of stuff! The ATC will have pride of place in my binder probably until the end of time because it's so freaking cool. And the spirals do glow in the dark, it's awesome! Thank you β™₯
Response: Yay! πŸ€— It made my week to read that - thank you for the awesome comment, Bonnie! I'm glad you loved it all...and that the glow-in-the-dark paint worked. It can be hit or miss.
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Comment: Great mail art envie! Thank you! πŸ˜ƒπŸ‘πŸ»

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Comments

Heynowokay on Nov 29, 2019:

Thank you for the fabulous art card for the OMAE Nov RAK Attack. Any piece of mail from you always brightens my day! :)

kiddomerriweather on Nov 25, 2019:

Thank you SO much for the fabulous ATC's you traded with me! You sent me one that I actually had my eye on (the woman). I am so stoked to have more of your art! I love the goat, too. He's great! Thank you for the ATC BG's, as well. I can't wait to use them! Right now I'm knitting my little heart out, so no time for other projects. Loom knitting that is. I can't actually use knitting needles. I'm not that advanced. I just got an afghan loom that's going to take me a year to make a blanket. What was I thinking? Toodles!

kiddomerriweather on Nov 21, 2019:

Thank you for the OMAE PC Plus tag! So many great things to look at. I always love receiving mail from you!

bigmamabird on Nov 20, 2019:

I had fun rooting around the bottom of my sticker box and when that neon smiley came up I knew I had a winner...I need to tidy that box.

sweetgypsy on Nov 15, 2019:

Thank you for the fun omae paper bomb. You must have lots of fun paper stuff in your stash! :) Happy belated birthday to you as well!

supersquirrel on Nov 12, 2019:

Happy Birthday stephiedee !!

kiddomerriweather on Nov 6, 2019:

You're welcome. I hope you have the happiest of birthdays!

Juniebird on Oct 31, 2019:

Guess what showed up in my mailbox? Your handmade postcard for the OMAE HMPC Tag - the first one (apparently) that you sent! I wonder where it's been all this time? Stuck in a crack somewhere maybe, although it is none the worse for wear. Thank you for sending! And now excuse me while I go IGNORE THE ART POLICE as instructed. :D

kiddomerriweather on Oct 30, 2019:

You're welcome! I didn't realize I hadn't sent out Halloween cards until I got a card from a penpal in TX the other day. I was shopping for cards and saw that one and had to get it for you.

I wish I'd seen your expression when you saw that raccoon. I'll bet it was priceless!

sweetgypsy on Oct 28, 2019:

Thank you for the fun labels from the OMAE WDYWTS Tag!!

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