Swap-bot Time: March 25, 2019 11:08 am


Date Joined: January 18, 2011
Last Online: March 23, 2019
Birthday: November 12
Country: United States
Art Blog


February 2019: Taking an indefinite break from hosting/swapping due to some health issues. I'm still around, just not able to focus on hosting and deadlines right now. Feel free to contact me if you need anything or have any questions (if you have my email, use it). My mailbox is forever open to any mail pals who want to continue sharing mail art, too. πŸ’ŒπŸ˜ŠπŸ€—

I'm Stephanie/Steph. Late 30s. Married. Mother to one. Introvert. Shy. Social misfit. Anxiety warden. Reformed class clown. 51% Darth Vader; 49% SpongeBob SquarePants. 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.

Like, Love, Covet

  • π™‹π™π™Šπ™…π™€π˜Ύπ™π™Ž: handmade postcards, ATCs, artbooks, gluebooks, zines, artistamps, shrines, assemblages, repainted figurines, altered art.

  • π˜Ύπ™Šπ™‡π™Šπ™π™Ž: ALL bright & bold colors; the whole rainbow; neons; royal purple, turquoise, candy apple red, sunshine yellow. I never met a color I didn't like. Except beige. 😩

  • π™‹π˜Όπ™π™π™€π™π™‰π™Ž/π™‹π™π™„π™‰π™π™Ž: busy florals, geometric, symbols (hearts, plus signs, stars), tropical botanical, Marimekko, retro florals, visual texture.

  • π˜Όπ™π™ π™Žπ™π™”π™‡π™€/π˜Ώπ™€π™Žπ™„π™‚π™‰: psychedelic, bohemian, comic book art, graffiti, Gothic, surreal, Spanish Revival Architecture, Mid-Century modern, CSA Design, typography, 70s-80s-90s design.

  • π˜Όπ™‰π™„π™ˆπ˜Όπ™‡π™Ž: cockatoos, raccoons, sphynx cats, sloths, Boston Terriers, Rottweilers, Pitbulls, capybaras, alligators, ravens, emus, llamas. Really, all animals are cool. Except sharks. 😩

  • π™‰π™€π™π˜Ώπ™€π™π™”/π™‹π™Šπ™‹ π˜Ύπ™π™‡π™π™π™π™€: MCU, spaceships, aliens, NASA, Universal Monsters, Dragon Ball, Adult Swim, memes, reaction gifs, stand-up comedy, anime, Discworld Universe, Judge Judy, 90s alt/grunge, riot grrrl, 80s cartoons, RuPaul's Drag Race.

  • π˜Όπ™π˜Ύ π™π™ƒπ™€π™ˆπ™€π™Ž: Nick Bantock style, altered Mona Lisa, goddesses, funky shacks, anthropomorphic animals, snarky people and animals, creepy/spooky Halloween, Day of the Dead, history memes, comic book art, sun/moon faces, inspirational (not spiritual) quotes/words, food puns.

  • π™ˆπ™„π™Žπ˜Ύ π™„π™ˆπ˜Όπ™‚π™€π™π™”: retro TV sets, cassette tapes, deep sea divers, vintage VW Beetle/Bus, gargoyles, grotesques, Second Generation Chevrolet Chevelle (1968-72), cheeseburgers, hands, skulls, mannequins, dummies.

  • π˜Ύπ™Šπ™‡π™‡π™€π˜Ύπ™π™„π™Šπ™‰π™Ž: classic Star Wars with a focus on Darth Vader, skulls (calaveras and just. skulls o_O), Buddha, Budai, Maneki Neko, CLOWNS (yes, clowns; silly, scary, creepy, cute clowns).

I'm highly visual so if you want more inspiration, you can check out my Pinterest boards: Characters β€’ Art β€’ "Aesthetic" β€’ Misc.

Some of my collections on display in my craft cave.


  • Mail supplies: plain envelopes, well made handmade envelopes, hand-painted/inked envelopes, note cards (4x6 and larger), shipping labels and flat baggies (cello or paper).

  • FUN, flat, colorful stickers for decorating envelopes and postcards; Lisa Frank, weird/silly kawaii, Trader Joe's freebie stickers, hippie, even some teacher reward stickers ("YOU'RE AWESOME!" and general affirmations, stars, etc). Not interested in anything preschool level or too mushy.

  • authentic vintage yearbook portraits, from about the 40s-60s. I have a 1977 university yearbook if you'd like to exchange a page or 2 for your older yearbook pages.

  • creative paper materials for collage; graph papers, paint palette papers, typewritten pages, photocopies, modern ephemera, flat textural elements (die-cuts, drywall tape, sequin waste), colorful maps, images of diverse people.

  • a cure for my husband's snoring; spell, potion, old housewives remedy, karate move...

My actual wishlists:


Some swap relevant dislikes, in order of abhorrence:

  1. Sharks. Even pics. I have a phobia. Seriously. Shark Week is hell.

  2. Religion. I'm atheist. The end.

  3. Floating genitalia. I mean...they're kind of like mustaches on everything. I just don't get them as some kind of decor element.

  4. Needlessly gendered items. Things labeled DIVA, PRINCESS, BITCH, etc.

  5. Baby, wedding, sports, romantic, patriotic, country and Victorian themes.

π™‹π™‘π™šπ™–π™¨π™š do not send me ANY sort of grocery items: snacks, tea bags, candy, bath/body stuff, makeup samples. I don't wear jewelry either. I'm a life-long allergy sufferer, have SUPREMELY sensitive skin and have to be uber careful about what goes in/on my body. Womp, womp.


Please don't feel that you need to send me extras with a swap...there are plenty of bits and pieces here to entertain me. I'm pretty easy going when it comes to handing out hearts and would really love to see your honest efforts more than anything.

Stuff that's typically taboo here, doesn't bother me...in fact, I really like most of it. Snakes, bugs, occult, dark humor, nudity, profanity, random weirdness, adult themes...bring it.


That's the end!

Yay, it's over!


Paige1900 rated for CUCrew: Sender's Choice Collage PC on Feb 24, 2019
Comment: Love the Masterboard PC! Thank you so much!
goosey rated for OMAE: Exquisite Corpse, Part 1 on Feb 23, 2019
Comment: steph, she is truly exquisite!! i love the combination of elements! many thanks.
ktk8 rated for OMAE: No Coloring Coloring PC on Feb 22, 2019
Comment: WoW love the card you made and YES it was a bit daunting..... I will send you a picture of what I sent out.... I can only imagine all the ways this swap could be interpreted..... How did you achieve the confetti look on this card if I may ask??? Keep Calm and Swap on......
Response: Happy you liked it - thanks for the comment! That was tissue paper with sparkly confetti in it.
Comment: I received your swap - loved it all. Sorry to be so late in rating. I have been ill with the cold, flu and cold again.Happy swapping, Linda
Allegrae rated for OMAE: The Word is...Dapper on Feb 14, 2019
Comment: Love the dapper deer dude (not to mention the alliteration)! Great colors and composition. Thank you!
CurlyTea rated for CUCrew: Collab ArtBook, Part 3 on Feb 4, 2019
Comment: I really enjoy this set. The 70s vibe, the positive words, such fun images. Great job! Thank you
graciepie49 rated for CUCrew: Collage Images on Feb 3, 2019
Comment: I adore the batch of images you sent to me! What a variety. I have plans for so many of them already. Thanks very much!
Response: Happy to share - glad you like them!
graciepie49 rated for CUCrew: Surreal Silhouette on Feb 3, 2019
Comment: Your artwork for this project is just awesome, and I do like your choice to leave her original head so to emphasize that the sunny meadow is being worn, so to speak. I certainly know what you mean by your comments regarding the minimalist qualities of this type of collage and feeling like the work is undone, except I have a different angle on the feeling. I have an unfounded (and unnecessary) worry that my art will be considered too plain for the many multimedia mail-artists I swap with. Excellent swap idea, I'd like to make more of them sometime. . . . PS - Wowsers! Thanks for the AMAZING image clippings!! :-D
Response: Thank you, Grace - I'm happy my "wild experiment" (lol, not really) didn't disappoint you. We all have our little worries.
Bananers rated for OMAE: Arty Envelope (USA) on Jan 27, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the arty envie! :)
bigmamabird rated for OMAE: Arty Envelope (INT'L) on Jan 26, 2019
Comment: The most perfectly cheerful summery envelope came today--- thanks Steph!
Response: You're welcome, Carroll! I thought you could use some cheeriness to counteract all the snow. πŸ’–
user2148 rated for OMAE: New Year, New Artistamps on Jan 23, 2019
Comment: Absolutely gorgeous! I love them all! The swap-bot ones are so fun and the new 2019 ones with the eye are what I aspire to! Thank you so much for the fantastic variety of art!
Response: Thank you for the comment, Nickalli! Happy you enjoyed them! I always have a lot of fun making new artistamps...so many possibilities.
sweetgypsy rated for OMAE: New Year, New Artistamps on Jan 23, 2019
Comment: Love each one! This is new to me but looks to be oh so fun! Thank you! :)
Response: Yay, I'm happy you're giving them a go! They're a bit addicting (like everything else) once you get started. Glad you liked my set! Thanks for the comment.
Comment: I didn't realize how cute and tiny these would be... I haven't started mine yet, but yours inspires me... Many thanks!
Response: I know, same here! They are really fun...wish I had started playing with them sooner. Happy you enjoyed it - thanks for the comment!
user2148 rated for OMAE: The Word is...Tranquil on Jan 15, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful pc- loved the feel of it, very tranquil!
Response: Thank you for the comment - I'm glad you enjoyed it and tranquility came across. 😌✌️
graciepie49 rated for OMAE: Mail Art Brochure on Jan 11, 2019
Comment: This is fabulous, great composition and layout, wonderful colors, awesome message! BTW - Thank you for all you do for your fellow mail-artist swappers. We/I appreciate you very much.
Response: Thank you, Grace, for the comment and support. I really appreciate it. Glad you liked the brochure - that was a fun one to make!
January rated for CUCrew: Collab ArtBook, Part 2 on Jan 8, 2019
Comment: Thanks for the mini book pages - I do enjoy this size! (and, yes, now I've got 2 of yours :) no complaints :)
kfaye rated for TheDen: Happy Birthday, Edgar! on Jan 7, 2019
Comment: Love it! Thank you :D
CurlyTea rated for CUCrew: One Subject on Jan 2, 2019
Comment: Love the birds! So beautifully arranged. Windows would have been very cool as well. Thanks
suntattoo rated for Flat Envie of Fun Part 19 on Dec 26, 2018
Comment: This was so fantastic. Thank you for all the thoughtful things you added!! <3 Also, I love your penmanship! Happy holidays :)
Response: Oh, that got there quicker than I expected! Thank you for the comment. I'm happy you liked the goodies.
PeliKat rated for OMAE: HMPC - Nostalgic on Dec 19, 2018
Comment: Stephanie, thank you for the wonderful super-size postcard for this swap! I could tell that you put a lot of passion and love into it and I bet you enjoyed the 'walk down Memory Lane' with the images from your childhood. The Jolly Green Giant was a great touch, standing tall and looking over all the other images! And I loved the way you decorated the address side of the card as well! the whole thing is a work of art and is definitely going into my 'keeper' collection!!! Thanks so much!!!
Response: Thank you for the kind rating comment, Kathy. I'm happy you liked the postcard---it definitely was fun to make. 😊

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CariahCreates on Mar 16, 2019:

Thanks for the pocket letter blanks, papers, and tea from my wonderful wishes wishlist. I love the pretty paper you used

bluehairedmary on Mar 14, 2019:

Thanks for the wishes granted for the Wonderful Wishes group! The llama stickers and tags are AMAZING! I love the postcards and all the stickers too! Thanks for the handmade envie you sent everything in as well!

Artstamper on Mar 12, 2019:

You re welcome!

Singske on Mar 11, 2019:

Doing a happy dance after a bad day at work.πŸ•Ί Thanks for the OMAE happy mail. What a great postcard, love the neon and happy colors, great job!😍 You are so sweet! Lots of love Singske

CurlyTea on Mar 10, 2019:

Best card EVER! Thanks for the birthday wishes and the punchinella.

sherba31 on Mar 9, 2019:

Thanks so much for the terrific mailart envie full of inspiration. So much variety of interesting images, text, style. Hope you are taking care of you. My thoughts are with you.

manders2280 on Mar 8, 2019:

Thank you for the envelopes from my wish list - they are perfect for larger postcards.

kiddomerriweather on Mar 8, 2019:

Yay for cancelled jury duty! The gelli prints are almost used up already. Can you believe that?

kiddomerriweather on Mar 8, 2019:

Thank you for the March WW wishes. I love the gelli prints. I have already started using them. Ya know I have never gotten called for jury duty! It would actually be fun for me, too. I've been registered to vote for 22 years. IDK what's wrong with me. SMH. I'm sorry that you have to go though. I'll be with you in spirit.

LahDeeDah on Mar 5, 2019:

Thank you for the OMAE surprise PC! I always love finding @stephiedee creations in my mailbox! I hope you're beginning to feel better. Happy mail is good medicine. :-) Cheers!

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