Swap-bot Time: October 3, 2023 11:07 am


Date Joined: May 12, 2011
Last Online: September 27, 2019
Birthday: July 11
Country: United States

About Me

I keep having to take a break from swapping (although I love doing it) due to overbooking myself with work and school... But when I do sign up, rest assured that I am ready to go...... SO about me: I am an former artist teacher currently working on a masters degree in art therapy. I happens to have many collections including: keys, marbles, elongated pennies, glass, art supplies/tools, musical instruments and bones (just to name a few), Ink pens with business names on them.

Inside my home is host to 3 quirky cats, Cadbury/Jack/Meeple and a couple of tarantulas. Outside many squirles, birds and neighborhood animals visit.

Favorite Crafts

I have been an artist - crafter since very early on. If it can be painted, assembled, glued, carved, strung, cut, or created I have probablly tried it. If it has a combination of all of the above I am definitely interested. I find making ATC cards satisfying because of the mixed media possiblities and short term commitment needed for completion. Oh paper crafts and sketch journaling are always fun too.

I confess I am addicted to paper!! Plain, colored, glittered, cut out, in journal format or loose, I love it!

Random Loves

scratch and sniff stickers, the moon, micron pens,

cats, fruity tea, large paper punches, elongated pennys,

bugs, spiders, paper, sparkly pens,

flowers, nature, love whales, the ocean

musicals, stamps, decaf coffee, tip in pages,

cool looking broken bits about to hit the bin,

skulls (more realistic or cutsy than gory),

Georgia O'Keeffe, hand made paper, post cards,

pins, science, discarded keys, colored pencils

ink pens with business names, steam punk,

Frida Kahlo, Day of the Dead, unique paper

musical instruments, Goddesses, board games

trees and leaves, gnomes, rainbows, chalk art,

note cards, small hair accessories, scrapbooking,

Sandy Skoglund, recycling, music, veggies

sew on patches, 80's cartoons, traveling,

Alice Paul, museums, maps, foreign papers,

Diane Fossey, animals, the ocean, fruit

learning, Worlds Largest ______, snowflakes,

gemstones, rocks, seashells, ATC supplies,

school supply season, stars and swirls, fun sock (yes, just one is OK as I havent worn a matching set in 30 years),

constellations, rain, unique or weird items, words,

kitch, kinderball surprise toys, ephemera for collage,

old quirky photographs that tell a story

Not loves / Not needed

Few things come to mind when I think of dislikes, however the following are a definite dislike for me:

hunting for the thrill of the kill,


vulgar/crude humor

Do not need:

plastic pony beads,

teacher reward stickers,

religious holiday items,

wedding or baby themed items

Love to have

If you are cleaning out your junk drawer and find you have more then your share of ink pens with business names on them, please feel free to send them my way.

I have a running art project called "Can I borrow a pen" that is using the pens as a large scale art instillation. The goal is to collect 5000 pens. I am over half way there but could always use help.


Side Note

I prefer quality over quantity anytime. I appreciate any swap where effort is evident and will rate accordingly always. I would appreciate those getting my swaps to do the same.


What, you need to know more???

Colors - rainbow.. really I teach art for a living... I love color or any color scheme.

OY... I will continue this later, or better yet, have a question please just ask.


LizzyJo rated for BMG:ATC challenge - triangles on Jun 14, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the great triangle ATC. I like how you used negative space to form the triangles.
SunTradeToo rated for BMG: Landscape ATC on May 28, 2019
Comment: This is absolutely gorgeous, and I ma in love with it!
DaisyNY rated for BMG: Stained Glass style ATC on Apr 16, 2019
Comment: I meant 'deer' not 'bird' - sorry.~~~~That's a cute bird, not what I expected somehow. Thanks!
Comment: Thank you for the awesome onion ATC!
Comment: What great photos! I love how lush these arrangements look and the dimension you achieved. Thanks!
Comment: Thank you for doing this project with me! I so love the results you get with the scanography!!! You'll have to teach me how to do it sometime.
dobie256 rated for BMG: Easy Sharpie Abstract ATC on Aug 1, 2015
Comment: Thanks for the fun abstract ATC. I love the fine red line detailing -- it really pops. And the colors you picked were bright and cheerful. Cool beans! <3<3<3
boriquaz rated for BMG: Easy Sharpie Abstract ATC on Jul 31, 2015
Comment: It really was a quick and simple swap but it sure was fun. Great job on the atc.
stlouisphile rated for BMG: Easy Sharpie Abstract ATC on Jul 31, 2015
Comment: That's a beautiful abstract! Thank you!!
lloydp rated for TNW; Gemstones on Apr 23, 2014
Comment: Hi Heather I just received my parcel and I loved it. Trees and rocks are two of my favourite things - I have never seen a fossilized item before nor have I seen petrified wood. I absolutely love these two and will never part with them. Thanks again and I hope we swap again sometime. Pat
Comment: Thank you so much, I love your choices - they were thoughtful and beautiful!
piratecaptainmo rated for photo challenge #1 on Sep 13, 2013
Comment: I love the scanography ones! We might have to do that as a group swap sometime!
NickiSlater rated for photo challenge #1 on Sep 13, 2013
Comment: Your violets are just gorgeous! And I can see how tasty those tomatoes were. Thank you for the wonderful set of photos!
Rocktopus rated for photo challenge #1 on Sep 13, 2013
Comment: These were very pretty, I loved the scanography, I need to try that!
nc27614 rated for Piano Hinge Book on Aug 27, 2013
Comment: Great colors! and I love the lilacs you put on the front. Now to put something in it. Thanks for the extras. See ya at the mail box.
MoodyBlue rated for Pennies from Heaven on Jun 30, 2013
Comment: Thank you----and you sent me a jackalope! OMG I love it! Thousands of hearts to you!
cmdunderground rated for Pennies from Heaven on May 30, 2013
Comment: Absolutely wonderful! Thank you!
mejulia rated for Tiny Presents for a Bad Day #2 on May 28, 2013
Comment: Thank you so very much!
deskitty rated for Tiny Presents for a Bad Day #2 on May 28, 2013
Comment: I can't wait to open them. I am ALMOST hoping for a bad day lol.
Artistic rated for Tiny Presents for a Bad Day on Apr 14, 2013
Comment: Thanks so much for the tiny surprises! The paper they're wrapped in is just lovely. So far I've opened the Asian erasers.

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phillaine on Oct 31, 2016:

piratecaptainmo on Mar 4, 2016:

piratecaptainmo on Feb 14, 2016:

Ky on Dec 6, 2015:

You're so welcome! I knew you would give them a good home! ;-)

sebastian122 on Aug 8, 2015:

Got the nicest glitter Goddess in the mail from your other half. It's too awesome and going right in the magic cookbook! XOXOXO

Paige1900 on Aug 7, 2015:

Thank You so much for the Abstract Sharpie ATC. I love it!

lorettadog on Sep 14, 2014:

RIP - Diane Fossey :o(

dragonwolfe on Sep 15, 2013:


anrtist on Sep 14, 2013:

Sent you an invite to the LLL Group U may enjoy it ;-)

anrtist on Sep 14, 2013:

Hey Bug! So SORRY to hear of the passing of your mother....God Bless you & be with you! cc

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