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Date Joined: April 14, 2013
Last Online: March 8, 2017
Birthday: January 22
Country: United States
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About Me

Hi! Thanks for taking the time to visit and read my profile. I appreciate it :)!

I live in the redwoods of California, where there is endless fog and rain, but endless beauty. I love to craft in my spare time, and will try anything I can get my hands on. I recently discovered mail art, and I'm just starting to consider myself an artist. I prefer to keep things clean as far as content and language, and I would appreciate it if you would be considerate of my preferences.

Just a note: communication is very important to me. If I do not recieve a swap, I will make my best effort to get in touch with you and sort things out before rating a 1. If you ever don't receive something from me for a swap, please let me know before rating a 1. I would be happy to resend and work things out. USPS isn't perfect, so missing things can happen on all ends.

Also, another technicality: A family member of mine with the username "agatehunter" lives in the same house as me, and shares the same address. I have had this approved by Rachel, and just wanted to post this here so that you guys know that I'm NOT a multiple profiler. Thanks!

Favorite Crafts

I love all sorts of crafts, but recently I have been involved in mail art. I absolutely love collage, and especially love to collage with magazine cutouts and other recycled and found items. However, I am totally willing to attempt just about anything, and like pushing my boundaries with mixed media swaps and such.

Recently, I made my own handmade gelli plate, and I'm completely addicted! It's so much fun the pull up the paper and have no idea exactly what it will look like! I'd love to see any of your prints, or any texture tools/stencils/tips and techniques for my plate!

What I like

As far as craft supplies go, I'm open to just about anything, but I do have my favorites. I don't have the biggest budget for art and craft supplies in the world, so I try to work with what I have.


MAIL ART!!!!! I love to receive mail art from everyone and everywhere; it really makes my day. I am also open to private/informal long term mail art exchanges, so if you're into that sort of thing, let me know!

Fun things cut out from magazines for collage. I love fun words and phrases, and can always use cut out images from magazines. They are my favorite things to collage with.

Handmade gel skins, or other types of image transfers. I have attempted to make these myself, with varying results. I would be honored if you would send me your handmade versions!

Nice black and colored drawing pens(Sakura Micron Pens are wonderful, and I also like playing with sharpies, both fine and bold tips.)

Hand painted/collaged on/stamped on/decorated papers. Hand decorated papers make me very happy, and are great backgrounds/accents to my handmade postcards.

Anything blue or green, or really any colors(well maybe a little less pink and purple).

Handmade envelopes and/or decorated envelopes for me to send swaps in. If you are going to send me handmade envelopes, PLEASE make sure that they are big enough to fit a postcard inside. Thanks :)

Cancelled postage! I love to decoupage with cancelled postage(off of paper, please) and would love to increase my collection. I'm not picky as far as age or anything, I'd just prefer that they are off paper(or soakable) because they are much thinner and easier to decoupage with that way.

Zines: I really enjoy zines on the how-to topic, especially in the arts/crafts category. I love learning new techniques/concepts via zines! However, I would really love to see just about any zine that you have made!

I am always on the hunt for new adhesives. If you have a favorite and feel like passing some along, I can guarantee you that it will be appreciated!

Stencils!! Either hand cut or bought, I would love some geometric or abstract designs for playing on my gelli plate.

Anything else for my gelli plate! Stencils, masks, texture plates or ideas, inspiration, or anything else you can think of.

Handmade stamps or stamped images from handmade stamps

Erasers for carving handmade stamps out of

Other stamp carving supplies


The ocean, and all of its creatures!

Not so much

I really don't have much use for these items. If you end up sending them to me, I'll probably re-gift them. Sorry :(


Candy, or really any edibles. I don't want food.

Cutesy, children's, or reward stickers.

Punchies/gift tags aren't really my thing. However, if you have cool handcut shapes, I'd love to include them in my collages.

Pink and purple things

Foam stickers or sheets

Religion related things...Nothing against religion or religious crafting, it's just not up my alley!

Scented things. I'm very sensitive to scents.

More General Likes

I love handmade stuff and art, whether you collage, paint, draw, or who knows what else, handmade things are wonderful. Handmade postcards always make my day :)!

I love anything nature themed, including animals, wildlife, plants, landscapes, lakes, oceans, and just about anything natural.

Love ocean animals

Also love birds, trees, and leaves

I also love repeated designs. Whether its geometric, abstract, zentangles, or whatever else you can think of, I find patterns calming to my eyes.


bigmamabird rated for CC: Peek-a-Boo on Oct 4, 2016
Comment: Thanks for the cool green card, Trula! Love the black and white words...It was fun to make and receive this swap. Happy autumn, if that even happens over there?!
susiqz rated for CC: Bit of Blue Reboot, series 2.0 on Sep 28, 2016
Comment: Who was she? Love the card. Thanks for sending!
Response: I'm so glad you enjoyed my enigmatic card! Thanks for the rating and the heart!
Comment: Thank you, Trula. Nice card.
Response: I'm glad you liked it! Thanks for the rating and heart!
Comment: Yup, it arrived back to me! Hmmm, now what shall I add..?!? Your additions are so subtle!
Response: Sorry about that! I didn't want to add TOO much since it is my card...good luck finding something to add!
iamrushmore rated for Face in the window collage on Mar 23, 2015
Comment: awesome creepy faces in the windows - I love it!
PaperPassion rated for CC: DREAMS 4 x 4 inch tiles on Mar 3, 2015
Comment: Love the texture on your dreams 4x4.thanks so much.
doodlebugdezines rated for FCMA Pass and Paste 8 on Feb 28, 2015
Comment: Thank you!! Really like putting a friends address to receive. Great surprise!
Comment: Hi Trula, Thanks so much for the lovely Rhino card! It is good to hear from you again. :)
MamaMangrove rated for CC: 4 from 1 postcards USA on Feb 18, 2015
Comment: Thanks for the great card, Trula. Love your text strips. I haven't done any of those text poems for a while. Coincidentally, I just got Austin Kleon's book Newspaper Blackout from the library.
marooter rated for CC: 4 from 1 postcards USA on Feb 18, 2015
Comment: Thanks for the super cool pc, Trula! I love it! (o;
georgiafae rated for CC: 4 from 1 postcards USA on Feb 16, 2015
Comment: Very nice and graphic looking-typography and just fun color and shapes-Thanks for sharing
BeckyG56 rated for CC: 4 from 1 postcards USA on Feb 15, 2015
Comment: Love your card,lots of great details,words,and color! Thanks
orneryswife rated for TPS: Gelli envies (USAOnly) on Feb 9, 2015
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful envies!!! I love them all and appreciate the generous size and extra one. 😘
Comment: Found it!! So sorry for the late rating. This is an awesome card! Can't wait to work on it! :) ♡♡♡♡
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful and unique artist tile! The envelope you made is very cool too!
Comment: Trula, I love your sweet panda! I really like when you do that "stitching" in white pen--it looks really neat. I'm going to "borrow" that idea ;+)
Comment: The PC arrived safely! Will add then pass on. thank you!
doodlebugdezines rated for FCMA Pass and Paste 7 on Dec 1, 2014
Comment: Interesting shapes for creating inside! Leaves. Very cool :)
Comment: Hi Trula, I LOVE my otter postcard you made for me! Thanks for using my favorite "O" animal!! Thanks so much!! Happy Swapping!
Beckster rated for FCMA Pass and Paste 6 on Nov 9, 2014
Comment: Great card! I already have it ready to send :)
Response: Yay! I'm so glad that you liked the unusual card. Thanks for creating on it, and thanks so much for the rating and the heart!

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CurlyTea on Jan 22, 2019:

Happy Birthday!

2012ash on Jan 24, 2017:

Hello I sent you a Birthday pc, in the group handmade Postcards, Birthday club, I hope you received it. Jenny

bjmonroe on Nov 23, 2016:

bjmonroe on Sep 23, 2016:

RyeRye on Sep 6, 2016:

Received the paper/collage; RAK today! Thank you so much!

wolfeagle on Jul 4, 2016:


daichki on Jun 12, 2015:

Thank you so much for re-sending more than 15 stamped images via CPG: Cheap Postage Tag You're It - Global tag.

StarryNights on Feb 13, 2015:

Happy Valentine's Day from First Class Mail Art!

tigermousecat on Jan 21, 2015:

Happy Birthday!

smmarrty on Nov 21, 2014:

THANK YOU so much for the fun Friends Pass and Paste postcard. I love these swaps - I hope they continue!

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