Swap-bot Time: August 3, 2020 10:27 pm


Date Joined: August 7, 2012
Last Online: July 31, 2020

Country: United States
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Favorite Crafts

(Update 1/6/2013) I love playing with paint, stencils, and paper in any fashion. I enjoy collage and mixed media work. I also LOVE making postcards. They are so much fun to create and then release into the wild. I've started working more with fabric and embroidery, so I've been building up a fabric stash (even though I swore I never would because my mom has one!).

About Me

(Updated 3/4/2013) I successfully completed my personal project of 365 Days of Creativity. Woo-hoo! It's been fun to make something every day but sometimes it's a relief to have to make a particular something. That's part of why I got involved swap-bot.

I love to see what others are doing. Everyone has their own take on a project, and it's fun to see how differently each person translates a theme. My studio in my house is full of all kinds of different things - fabric, paper, magazines, paints - and a couple of cats who like to supervise. I don't really collect anything - I'm an equal-opportunity hoarder.

Please let me know if you've sent something but haven't received a rating. I try to rate the same day, unless I am out of town. Also, please don't hesitate to message me if you haven't received something I've marked as sent.


Since part of the fun is seeing what everyone else is doing and being impressed with their particular style, I'm pretty wide open regarding what I'd like to receive. However, I do have a few big dislikes. Please don't send me:

  • Big-eyed girls

  • Fairies

  • Overly religious items (for example, I like religious icons but not Bible verses)

  • Anything scented (I'm very sensitive to smells)

  • Advertising postcards, unless the swap specifically calls for them


I especially love bright colors and upbeat images. Nature images are great but so are abstracts and almost anything else.

  • I love clouds, especially painted or photographed

  • Images of flowers, trees, fruit, animals

  • Tissue paper

  • Mail art and Postcards

  • Altered books

  • Animals, especially birds

  • Washi tape, decorative tape, tissue tape

  • Decorated envelopes

  • Hand-made journals & altered journals

  • Hand-made paper, pretty paper

  • Paper cut art

Books I've Read Lately

(Updated 15 June 2020) Some that I've liked recently (in no particular order):

  • Everything is Under Control

  • Septimus Heap

  • Stone of Inheritance

  • The Library of the Unwritten

  • The Lake House

  • Long Bright River

  • Highfire


cindygroet rated for Reading Challenge 2020 July on Jul 29, 2020
Comment: Sounds like an interesting book. Thanks.
DakotaSkye93 rated for Decorated backside postcard #2 on Jul 22, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful postcard! ♥ This is from one of my favorite artists, I have a book from her about these women ^.^ I like your cute bird drawing as well x
AFK rated for NYUP Sender's Choice #86 on Jul 19, 2020
Comment: Thank you for your lovely handmade postcard :-)
MamaMangrove rated for NYUP Sender's Choice #86 on Jun 19, 2020
Comment: Thanks for the cool Lego art card, Tina. Don't know how I missed that exhibit. I DID see the amazing Lego art of Nathan Sawaya at a travelling exhibit in Tampa a few years ago. If you haven't seen his work, check him out at brickartist.com. Be careful in FL. A lot of foolish folk not taking precautions!
Response: I just looked up Nathan Sawaya. So cool! FL was interesting - some cities were serious about wearing masks and social distancing, others have thrown it out the window.
paperlover rated for HMPC: Circle love - June on Jun 16, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the circle postcard with the black cat. Outlander is awesome. I read the books a long time ago. It's so much fun watching the show and seeing the characters come to life
mjhaertling rated for USA: Face Time-May on Jun 3, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the fun swap. It is one of the more unusual ones I have gotten so far.
Comment: I hope the next book you pick up tickles your fancy more.
nannydino rated for HMPC: Circle love - May on May 22, 2020
Comment: Hi Tina thank you for the sea urchin circles postcard. And also the lovely frog and sea shell postage stamps. Happy Spring swapping peace love light be safe
Comment: Thanks for the swap.
Comment: Short but sweet, I bet there is a sequel.
Jjean rated for Book I'm reading right now (E-mail) #5 on May 19, 2020
Comment: Thank you for sharing...... Sounds interesting.
Tricia22 rated for NYUP Sender's Choice #85 on May 18, 2020
Comment: Thanks for postcard and book recommendation, Stay Safe!!
MexiMidge rated for Reading Challenge 2020 April on May 16, 2020
Comment: Thanks for the email—I liked learning about a book I’ve not read before. :)
BeHappyToday rated for NYUP Sender's Choice #85 on May 16, 2020
Comment: I love this unique PC. It feels & resembles a large playing card. Thank you Tina❣️
jessnewson98 rated for CL: What are you Reading? on May 15, 2020
Comment: Thank you so much!
jessnewson98 rated for NYUP Sender's Choice #83 on Apr 10, 2020
Comment: Hi! Thank you so much for the cool postcard! I hope you have a wonderful day! Stay safe and keep well xx
banjobraids rated for NYUP Sender's Choice #83 on Apr 3, 2020
Comment: This lego card is so cool! I thought it was needlework when I first saw it. I hope you are somewhere safe with lots of peanut butter :):):) Hang in there :):) THANKS!
yomousey rated for Reading Challenge 2020 February on Mar 21, 2020
Comment: Thank you!
marinda rated for Creatures Great and Small #15 on Feb 19, 2020
Comment: Thank you very much!

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Watsonc7 on Mar 27, 2017:

D-A-Y M-A-D-E!! I can't stop rubbing all over those poufy adorable llama stickers (and all the other ones on there lol). I keep wanting to start a journal with all the little things and bits of art that I love to look at....these are so going in there. You are so awesome!

Sallyo on Feb 29, 2016:

Thank you for the RAK of crochet fabric tape. They will be very hand in my creations:)

SFreer on Jan 25, 2015:

I got your fun postcard! Thank you so much Tina! Your so thoughtful! :-) I was locked out of my mailbox for 2 weeks so not sure how long it was in there.. I love it! :-)

orneryswife on Nov 19, 2014:

Thank you for the tape tag washis! Fun stuff!😀

Angie on Nov 9, 2014:

Oooh la la! Thanks for the awesome envie full of stash! Love it and will get busy with it right away! XOXO

paperpusher on Aug 25, 2014:

Thank you for the BEAUTIFUL washi samples for the Pick 1, Get 3 tag at For the Love of Washi! Wow! Really gorgeous tapes! I'm jealous! LOL!!!!! Thank you for the pretty stickers and cool envie, too :)

SFreer on Aug 20, 2014:

Thank you Tina! Such a fun filled envie of "crap"! Ill make use of it for sure. :)

bigmamabird on Jul 18, 2014:

oh and I wanted to say I love your artistamps! Carroll

Angie on May 25, 2014:

Ha ha ha! It is hard to clear customs with a standard dolphin so I very much appreciate the authentic dolphin you sent. Love it! Thank you so much for thinking of me on my birthday. I love 3 day weekends around my birthday! Yay!! Thank you thank you!!

Angie on Feb 3, 2014:

Ha! Thank you too! I got your wisdom flag today in the mail. Very nice, very nice! Me too - can't wait to put them outside and watch them flag in the breeze. Thanks for the cool swap!

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