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stephiedee

stephiedee
Date Joined: January 18, 2011
Last Online: January 24, 2021
Birthday: November 12
Country: United States
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About Me

I'm Steph(anie); pronouns: she/her. I'm a nerdly dorkish 41 year old, married to a nerdly dorkish 40-something year old and mother to one nerdly dorkish 22 year old. We all live in Tallahassee, Florida. I'm a homemaker and try to cram as much creative playtime into my day as possible between one boring chore or another.

I am very enthusiastically a homebody, thanks to some major introversion, social anxiety and other personality issues. Making art (and swapping) is my way of coping with the internal junk and connecting with people. Crafting is the great neutralizer; I'll talk shop with literally anyone, damn the shyness and social anxiety.

I’m obsessed with making things. I’ve been at it for awhile now - crafting for at least 20 years (going back to when I scrapbooked my daughter’s babyhood) and I've tried oodles of things. For the past 12 years I’ve been focused on paper/mixed media art and swapping. Right now I’m all about mail art, gluebooks, ATCs, artbooks/zines, and just generally gluing paper to paper. I got myself a Gel Press for my 40th birthday in 2019 and am over the moon about it.

Beyond art and cleaning up messes, meme, movie and TV references rule my world. I enjoy “airplane naps” on the couch, watching entirely too much TV, road trips, thrifting, exploring historical sites, long walks on the beach, candlelit dinners….oh, wait.

News

January 2021
I'm still taking an indefinite break from organized swapping here (both as a host & participant) to focus on more informal exchanging via tags/RAKs and exchanging on other sites. Swap-bot can be a pressure cooker for my anxieties, so for my own well being I'm taking a break from the official business of having to micro-manage things.

That being said, you can always reach me here (or at any of my social media links above + sendsomething.net - I'm # 3806) if you'd like to exchange some random mail art. If you already have my address, send me something; I'll reply in kind.

I host a collage ATC swap (Cut+Paste ATC Swap) on Instagram. It's a bimonthly, international swap. More info is on my profile there if you're interested.

Crafty Arty Projects

This is the "artsy" side of my craft cave, where I make all the things. You can usually find me here, avoiding housework.

Favorite Things to Make

  • ATCs, skinnies, handmade postcards
  • artbooks, zines & gluebooks
  • stickered up postcards & empty envelopes ("sticker bombs")
  • stuffed supply envelopes (random or themed)
  • painted papers (gel prints & other methods)
  • lists & questionnaires (creative/handmade, not email)
  • collaborative projects
  • wall art, canvasses, altered art, assemblages, repainted figurines.


Some recent ATCs.

Loves/Likes/Faves

For the TL;DR crowd: in general, I like...

  • bright/bold colors, neons, highly saturated colors---all of them

  • nature, animals, history, science

  • busy patterns, bold design

  • 60s-70s-80s aesthetics

  • eclectic, bohemian styles, vintage mixed with modern

  • modern design & art

  • creative, inspiring, funny, sarcastic quotes/sayings & words

  • humor, profanity, weirdness, non sequiturs, salads

  • pop culture, memes, gifs, TV, cartoons

Favorites

a modest outpouring (lol) of SOME top faves...

  • Specific ATC themes: though I'm absolutely open to more than just these...altered Mona Lisa and other art muses, John Tenniel style Alice in Wonderland art, snarky people/animals, tropical flora/fauna, celestial (sun, moon, stars-NOT angels), food puns (these go on the fridge gallery), deep sea divers (helmets only or whole suits), Florida, postage people, symbols (peace signs, evil eyes, plus signs, hamsa), anthropomorphic things, cute monsters, fantasy creatures, creepy/gothic Halloween.

  • Animals and Things: RACCOONS! COCKATOOS! But also: gibbons, crows, owls, Pit Bulls, sloths, maneki neko, Boston Terriers, alligators, tyrannosaurus rex, emus, big cats, dragons, gargoyles, goldfish, Sphynx cats, manatees, squirrels.

  • Visual Artists: Rex Ray, Edward Hopper, Tara McPherson, Frida Kahlo, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Salvador Dali, Andy Warhol, Marion Peck, James Jean, Vincent Van Gogh, Michael Cheval, Lynne Perrella, Kass Copeland, Sergio Bustamante, Cindy Sherman, Carrie Ann Baade, Lauren YS.

  • Art Movements, Design Styles: Memphis, Mid-century Modern, Scandinavian, 60s-70s-80s, graffiti, pop art, Goth, psychedelic art, outsider art, Surrealism, Retro Futurism, Spanish Revival Architecture.

  • Television: The Watch, Titans, Derry Girls, Lovecraft Country, What We Do in the Shadows, Doom Patrol, American Dad, Bob's Burgers, At Home with Amy Sedaris, Primal, Judge Judy, Hot Bench, The Mandalorian, The Office (US), Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee, My Next Guest...with David Letterman, Nailed It, RuPaul's Drag Race, Cash Cab, Making It, The Great British Baking Show, Teen Titans Go, The Witcher, The Amazing World of Gumball.

  • Music: it's mostly just heavy metal and 90s alt-rock + riot grrrl...some 80s too... Black Sabbath, Metallica, Megadeth, Nirvana, L7, Sleater-Kinney, Hole, Sonic Youth, Patti Smith, Kathleen Hanna, Soundgarden, Siouxsie and the Banshees, Pearl Jam, Veruca Salt, Iron Maiden, Pantera, Slayer, The Cramps.

  • Pop Culture Miscellany: Adult Swim, Fullmetal Alchemist, cosplay, Gudetama, Monty Python, stand-up comedy, Batman, Wonder Woman, DC, Soup Store, Socially Awkward Penguin, Doge, Dragon Ball, Godzilla, Walt Disney WORLD (the parks themselves), Star Wars, Darth Vader, Mr. Blobby, SpongeBob SquarePants, Discworld, IKEA, Cookie Monster, Oscar the Grouch, Universal Monsters, 80s cartoons, Nancy (comic strip).

  • Famous Folks: Carrie Fisher, Mr. Rogers, Neil Gaiman, Elvira, Bob the Drag Queen, Gary Busey, Lynda Carter, Noel Fielding, David Letterman, Margaret Cho, Mitch Hedberg, Dave Chappelle, Maria Bamford, Nicole Byer, Amanda Palmer, Kurt Cobain, Billy Connolly, Terry Pratchett, Pee-wee Herman, The Irwins, Sarah Silverman, Garry Shandling.

  • Clowns: I collect them. Yes I do, don't look at me like that! Clown art, clown statues, clown dolls...and also more easily mailable things like clown images, clown comics from the newspaper, clown stickers, clown postcards! I'll gladly take them off your hands. We have my Aunt Marcia and her collection that I admired as a child to thank for this. I love all kinds of clowns from creepy to cute, but draw the line at Pogo (John Wayne Gacy) and Insane Clown Posse. You can throw them on the fire, thx.


Some of my clowns.


If you're a more visual person, most of these and more are represented on my Pinterest boards: CharactersArt"Aesthetic"Misc.Colors


Supply Stuffs

interesting graph/grid paper • FUN, FLAT stickers • painted papers/palette papers • vintage yearbook portraits • speech bubble shaped things • text printed tissue paper or napkins • flat embellishment things • cancelled vintage postage • neon colored things • bold patterned & brightly colored papers • round color coding labels • gold/silver reward stars • images/background patterns from magazines • collage sheet printables • machine stitched strips of paper • maps • colorful, modern (and by "modern" I just mean 70s and newer 😄), authentic ephemera • Halloween paper items (all year)...

About stickers: I'm not TOO picky when it comes to stickers. I'm not a fan of puffy or epoxy stickers, freebie Highlights types of stickers or Disney, Barbie, Winnie the Pooh, super kiddie themes. BUT I do flagrantly love the Fashion Angels line of sticker books (the ones that are emojis, cute animals, outerspace, fun sayings, etc. - I have Series 1, Series 3, plus another random collection I got at Five Below) and in general anything stylized, kawaii, doodles, foods with faces, animals showing their butts, animals dressed up....just ridiculous and fun/funny stuff, which I guess is construed as kiddie by most. I like more "mature" themed stickers too: florals, succulents, geometric, artsy, faux postage, skulls, occult/supernatural stuff, Violette Stickers...I have The Antiquarian Sticker Book. I mean, if it's stickers, I'm there. Small flakes, vinyl, collections, good dollar store variety. It's a weakness.

Kind of obscure supply bit I love: the holey edges of spiral bound book pages - intact, not ripped. If you unbind a spiral bound book (calendar, journal, w/e) the paper edge with all the holes - I nerd out for that. 😄

I Do Not Care

I'm not bothered by folded or ripped papers, partially used or cut sticker sheets, small scraps of paper, typed notes, metered postage or plain envelopes (unless it's specifically a mail art swap). If you're sending me a postcard, I don't mind stickers, doodles or random quotes instead of a message (it's better than forced small talk about the weather). I know we can't be "on" all the time. Do what's best for you. ✌️

Also, I don't expect extras to be sent with swaps. If I join an ATC swap, that's all I'm expecting: an ATC. I send extras occasionally but only when people are open to receiving them AND I have something they will like. Please don't send me random extra crap just to get it off your desk.

NOPEs

I have dislikes. Sue me.

Strict NO GOs for me:

  • Sharks. (phobia)

  • Religion. (humanist, not interested in the least)

  • Grocery/beauty items of any sort - this includes tea bags/drink mixes, candies, lotion samples, etc. I have Sjogren's, atopic dermatitis, allergies, sensitive everything, so keep it crafty. Please do not Febreeze or perfume any items sent my way! Chemical fragrances are a huge trigger for me. 😖

Simply NOT A FAN:

As it pertains to swapping and crafting, I rather not receive these things or themes...

puffy, epoxy stickers • Tim Holtz supplies • current "everyday" ephemera (tea bag tags, snack packaging, cancelled current US postage) • SUPER vintage themed items (brown on brown on brown on brown) • "gypsy" branded things • Victorian, lacey/ruffles, Lolita fashion, romantic themes, shabby chic themes/styles • political or monarchy related items • steampunk • true crime, serial killers • Pablo Picasso

Well. Bye!

Ratings

chimerix rated for Private Halloween ATC Swap on Oct 29, 2020
5
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Comment: Thank you so much for the trade. I love the gargoyles!! I am so proud to add them to my collection. Aloha
Response: I'm glad they made it to you with no issues. Happy Halloween! 🦇🎃
5
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Comment: I love the gothic arch you made. That's not surprising as I love everything you make. I had so much fun with this swap series and I'm sad it's over. I can't wait to add your arch to my book which I've been putting together with jump rings as the swap's progressed. Thanks for a wonderful series and a wonderful swap!
Response: Figures it would arrive the day I sent the replacement. 🤦‍♀️ haha, welp, I had fun making both. Thank you for the lovely rating - I'm glad you liked the arch and the series. 💖
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Comment: I love the PC you made. I think the tv was my favorite element from the kit. I used it as well. I just watched a cartoon where they were tracking a ferret down in the 'wild,' so apparently this is a common issue. lmao
Response: Glad you liked it! It was a bit of a challenge (though idk it it's because of the mood I've been in or the swap itself). I love images of old TV sets. Everytime I see a different animal in our backyard (or think I've seen, lol) I feel I'm that much closer to getting a raccoon visitor. A girl can dream! 😁
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Comment: Steph I LOVE this page for the book! Everything about it, especially the text; I love text on a page. Thank you!
Response: Yay, glad you love it! I had a lot of fun matching those 2 up.
sweetgypsy rated for CSC: Use the Image #5 on Jul 10, 2020
5
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Comment: Nicely done!! I agree, it is nice having a little more area to work on. Thank you for another fun swap :)
Aeon rated for AB: GA Series - Person with a Flower on Jun 25, 2020
5
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Comment: Thanks for hosting such a fun swap! And thank you for the flower person page! 😍😍 I can’t wait for the assembly part too. What kind of printer do you use? I love the sharpness of your images.
Response: Hope they fit in nicely with your other pages. I have a Canon laser printer.
Poeprincess rated for ATCA: Collage ATC Formula #2 on Jun 18, 2020
5
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Comment: Thank you for this ATC. I love how you combined the elements. Thanks, also for hosting these challenging swaps.
Aeon rated for CSC: Use the Image #4 on Jun 16, 2020
5
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Comment: OMG your zetti style fish is so extra! I love it! 😍😍😍
January rated for AB: One Sheet Art Book on Jun 15, 2020
5
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Comment: I adore the little book you created. Love everything about it - the colors, the images, the feel of it. Sending many hearts for this swap! (PS and thank you for hosting this one!)
Response: I'm so happy you like it! It was fun to make. Thank you for the lovely rating.
rubberduck rated for 9 pockets of ATC supplies on Jun 1, 2020
5
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Comment: thanks for the great swap so many different things to use
Response: You're welcome - have fun :)
Artstamper rated for AB: GA Series - Person with Wings on May 29, 2020
5
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Comment: Love your Mona with the wings! This is a special swap and now I have two special pages! Thank you very much.
Response: It's good to know she has a special place with you - thank you for the lovely comments!
sweetgypsy rated for CSC: Digi Stamp ATC on May 26, 2020
5
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Comment: Steph, it is gorgeous!! I love it so much :) Thank you!
Response: You're most welcome, Tanya! So happy you love it. 🤗
PaperPassion rated for CSC: Use the Image #3 on May 21, 2020
5
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Comment: love,love,love the skinny you made thanks so much.
Bhindblueeyes rated for ATCA: Sender's Choice #2 on May 18, 2020
5
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Comment: Thank you so much!! I am so pumped to get an ATC from you because I always love the ones I see you create!!! It was indeed sitting at the PO waiting for me now that I can get there! :)
Response: Awesome. Glad you like it - I knew I had to send you a flamingo. 😊
Artstamper rated for CSC: Use the Image #2 on May 4, 2020
5
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Comment: Wow! Stephanie, this is so creative and adorable at the same time. Love it. Thanks so much.
Response: I'm glad you liked it, Joan! I wasn't planning on going so whimsical, but that's where I ended up. That's what's making these image challenges so fun for me.
Aeon rated for Artsy Gluebook on May 2, 2020
5
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Comment: I received your glue book today and it’s so fun to flip through in person! 😍😍😍😍❤️❤️❤️❤️ Thank you so much for making this for me! I have images collected for you—just need to commit to a book size. 😂😂
Response: Happy you like it - I had a lot of fun making it. 😊
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Comment: Wow Stephanie,this is a great start to my book! Love the queen and the deep red of the background, thank you.
Response: You're welcome, Joan! Glad you like her. Thank you for the lovely rating. I decided for this series that I'm going to use a different color of the rainbow for each arch.
PaperPassion rated for ATCA: Collage ATC Formula #1 on Apr 20, 2020
5
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Comment: Great collage for your formula 1.Beautiful crow and use of color.Thank you so much.
Response: Happy you liked the crow - it was my favorite of the 2 ATCs I made for this.
PaperPassion rated for CSC: Kim Collister Inspired Art on Apr 20, 2020
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Comment: Wish I could give you 100 hearts I really love what you did with the K.Collister piece.Can't wait to add it to my art journal.Thank you so much.
Response: So happy you like it and it'll have a happy home in your journal.
Artstamper rated for CSC: Use the Image #1 on Apr 9, 2020
5
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Comment: Thanks for your fun skinny with image #1 on it. i liked what you did with it and hope more people join the next one too. Be careful and stay well.
Response: I've got a lot of cool images lined up for future swaps...hopefully they'll entice people. Glad you liked this one.

Rating Overview

Overall Hearts Stars Hosted
5.0000 491 334 342
Completed Fives Threes Ones
442 505 0 0
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Comments

Wanda on Jan 21, 2021:

Oh, Stephie! Thank you so much for the fabulous Dia de Los Muertos woman postcard! I love it! Your art is always exquisite. ❤️💀🌹

kiddomerriweather on Jan 20, 2021:

Thank you for the OMAE RAK of loads of stickers!!! I was so excited to receive them! I've been all about stickers lately (well I always am). I even went out and bought more this afternoon. LOL! Thank you for thinking of me. =D

Tigerlilyknotwise on Jan 17, 2021:

Hi, the BTC you sent via OMAE just got here yesterday. Thank you! I guess those didn’t quite catch on, did they? That’s Ok, I’ll enjoy this one! Have a beautiful day!

Hell0Z0mbie on Jan 11, 2021:

Thanks so much for the awesome birthday card - love it!!

browneyedmurmur on Jan 9, 2021:

Thank you so much for the “Cheap Postage - Pay It Forward” tag! I am in absolute love with the owl and bird postcards, and everything else was simply awesome as well. BTW, the ATCs on your profile here are fabulous (love!)!

Artstamper on Jan 5, 2021:

Thank you for the lovely Affirmative art tag.I appreciate your generosity and. Art!

ChrisAnne on Dec 21, 2020:

Thank you for the great sticker bomb pc RAK! What a fun surprise in my mailbox! Merry Christmas.

bigmamabird on Dec 19, 2020:

Hey Steph! The Postcard + traveled at a goodly speed... Many thanks for the hilarious postsecret, the mini collage and cool doodles. It's going up on the Christams string.. Have a good 'un!

Poftoffel on Dec 13, 2020:

I love the Frida Kahlo ATC! Those colors! What a beauty! I’m putting her on my inspiration wall!

HippieChick on Dec 2, 2020:

Thank you so much for the awesome Birthday Party PC!! Love it! Hope your B-day was awesome. :)

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