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Date Joined: February 7, 2016
Last Online: April 9, 2017
Birthday: July 1, 1968
Country: United States

About Me

*** UPDATE JUNE 7, 2016 ***

Hello swap-bot friends! Just a quick update to let you know that I will be out of the country June 7 through June 20. I have sent all of my swaps and I've rated all swaps received before leaving town. As soon as possible after my return I will post ratings for swaps received between now and then. I'm looking forward to picking up some fun postcards to use in future swaps!!

I am primary caretaker for my spunky 90 year old grandmother (NaNa) who is a never-ending source of entertainment. She is my very favorite person and I feel truly blessed to spend her golden years with her.

A recovering lawyer, I am a self-proclaimed Creative! Engaging in the creative process means more to me than the end result. I enjoy trying new things and thus am more a "Jack of all trades" than a master of any. I like to travel, take art classes / workshops, and connect with other creatives. The best vacations are the ones that combine all three: travel, creativity, and connecting. I get chill bumps hearing about folks living their creative dreams.

The older I get, the more I realize just how much of an Idealist I am. I expect people to have good intentions and do the right thing. I don't like controversy and just want everyone to get along and be happy. (This might have something to do with why I am a recovering - and not practicing - lawyer! Ha Ha)

Favorite Crafts

I enjoy many types of art and crafts, but Mixed Media is a current favorite. I love combining layer upon layer of paint, collage, and other ephemera to create a work of art. I also like to dabble in three dimensional mixed media pieces. Some of the mediums/techniques I employ in mixed media include: - Gelli plate - Acrylic Paint - Collage - Photo transfers - Stencils & Rubber Stamps

Other crafts I dabble in: Sewing, Hand Embroidery, Crochet, Photography, Beading

Things I'd like to try: - Fabric dying (Shibori, tie dye, ice dye) - Zentangle / Doodling - Hand Lettering - Upcycling clothing - Weaving

Favorite Music

Sirius XM's The Groove on channel 50 is my "go to" car radio station. There's just something about funk and groove that that feels good and lifts my mood. Everything from Car Wash and Brick House to You Dropped a Bomb on Me to Happy, it's all good with me!

My other go to radio station is the local Public Radio contemporary music station for wherever I happen to be. You know, the one that introduces you to new artists and local talent. I love that!

Outside of the car, I tend toward Classic Rock, Indie Rock, and Bluegrass.

A few of my Favorite Contemporary Musicians: - Bela Fleck (Banjo) - Ben Sollee (contemporary Cello) - Amos Lee - Michael Franti - Rhiannon Giddens / Carolina Chocolate Drops

Favorite Television

When I watch TV it is usually with my grandmother. She LOVES Castle, so we watch a lot of Castle reruns. We also watch Law and Order, Criminal Minds, the Voice, and a lot (A LOT) of Hallmark movies.

In the rare instances when I have the TV to myself I tend to watch things that would probably be a little too "out there" for her: Orange is the New Black, Breaking Bad, and HGTV.

Favorite Books

Confession: I'm not the best reader. I'm a rather slow reader. I got my first pair of glasses at age 18 months and bi-focals in middle school. I learned to read early and easily, but my vision problems took a lot of the fun out of it. I also can't read for long periods of time. (How did I ever master law school? It's practically all reading!) When I do read, I tend toward fiction:

John Steinbeck is one of my favorite authors. I love the way he uses words -- so real and relatable.

Jane Austen is another favorite. She is the master of love stories and her writing is simply beautiful.

A few of my favorite reads: - To Kill a Mockingbird - Girl with the Dragon Tattoo - The Giving Tree - Marley and Me

Favorite Movies

I enjoy a wide variety of movies. I don't care for horror flicks or much science fiction, but other than that I'm pretty open minded. I enjoy the classics (Audrey Hepburn!), mysteries and suspense (The Usual Suspects), comedy (Raising Arizona), romantic comedy (Sleepless in Seattle), I could go on and on....


Themes: Birds, dragonflies, flowers, dogs, cows, typography / letters / words, maps, people, houses, sun, hearts, quotes, apples, pears

Favorite Colors: Blues, Turquoise, Greens, Reds, Pinks

Wish List: Ephemera (photos, maps, postcards, stamps, old papers, movie tickets, cool papers, travel memorabilia, hotel key cards, buttons, game pieces, playing cards, etc.); fabrics, handmade items, original art/crafts (drawings, doodles, ATCs, etc. :: small things), coins, stencils, rubber stamps


I'm pretty open minded and welcome most things. If I get something I don't care for and can't use, I'll pass it along to someone else if I know someone who would like it.

There are a few things that I'm not crazy about: Purple (I shudder at the thought), science fiction, "cutesy" themes (i.e. - traditional "girly" stuff, like purple unicorns), cats


I'm loving the postcard swaps! I prefer receiving naked postcards (written, stamped, and mailed without an envelope), but if you prefer to send in envelopes I won't complain. :)


jezb750 rated for University Postcard Swap on Jun 26, 2016
Comment: Thank you for the nice and big postcard from Kentucky. A friend from home had lived there before migrating to Italy. Oh and I was surprised to learn more about Transylvania University, as it exists! Dracula must be delighted!
TwoTurtles rated for Color Call GREEN Mail Exchange on Jun 11, 2016
Comment: Thank you, and especially thanks for the lovely note!
DLRodrigues rated for **PBP JUNE: =HOME** on Jun 8, 2016
Comment: Thank you so so much Melony. I love your journal page!! Thanks too for the added extras and letter xxx
Teriszoo rated for a bird on Jun 7, 2016
Comment: Thank you for the pc love the bird and the branch you created.
sassafrass rated for ISS: Note Card to Envelope on Jun 5, 2016
Comment: Thank you so much for the great note card envelope filled with goodies. I love the handmade envelopes and washi samples! The paper you used for the envies is gorgeous and SO me :) Many thanks for the thoughtful swap!
Response: You are so welcome! So glad you liked everything. Thank you for your kind rating!
CraftyCathy31 rated for May Pick 3 - US Only on Jun 5, 2016
Comment: You do make pretty envelopes.
Response: Thanks! I hope you will enjoy them.
kittymojo rated for Journaling Prompts #2 *INTL* on Jun 4, 2016
Comment: Thank you for the great prompts and the extras :)
Response: You are most welcome! Thank you for the generous rating.
Comment: Thank you. I like the mottled effect with the pastels.
tatntole rated for QUICK Vintage-THEMED Postcard Swap on May 27, 2016
Comment: Yes, the more we grow up the more we appreciate. Thank you for the postcard.
Judykkm rated for TGIF Weekend NC #7 on May 26, 2016
Comment: Thank you for the nice note! It sounds like you had a nice weekend! Thank you for the washi and note card too :)
wolfeagle rated for AMA Sender's Choice-May on May 24, 2016
Comment: Your tangle is great. And so are the envies. Thank you.
Response: You're welcome!
Herestweety rated for B&W PCs week 20 on May 23, 2016
Comment: Thank you for the hand shadow animal post card. I used to do those for my sons when they were little. The PC brought back many happy memories.
Response: You're so welcome!
ButterflyLover rated for Envelope Flip Book on May 22, 2016
Comment: Thank you for the neat flip book. I actually got it the day after you messaged me, but my internet was off for most of this last week. Have a great day!
Response: You're welcome! So glad it (finally) made it to you safely!!
JenRed rated for IntL-Kandinsky Circles May on May 21, 2016
Comment: Thank you!
Response: You're welcome!
crescendo rated for USA - Kandinsky Circles May on May 20, 2016
Comment: Pretty! I like how the oil pastels blended into the paper. The PO postmarked it on the circle side and at first I was bummed, but now that I take another look, the fun colored circles with the postmark wavy lines and date and "Lexington" superimposed on it, its actually really cool looking piece of art!
Response: You are most welcome! I'm glad you liked it. Sorry about the postmark, but I like the way you think!!
Dada rated for Quick swaps: tell me a joke on May 20, 2016
Comment: Thank you for the nice floral card with quotable quote, and also, the jokes are 'ha ha ha!!!!!'. Cheers. :)
Response: You are very welcome. Glad you enjoyed the card and jokes. :)
Fabriqueen rated for Journaling Prompts #2 *USA* on May 18, 2016
Comment: Great prompts! Thank you so much. Hugs, Diane
Response: You are most welcome! Glad you liked the prompts.
samsstuff rated for Quote on a Postcard #2 on May 17, 2016
Comment: Thank you for the great PC & quote!
Response: You are so welcome!
wildflowersmiles rated for Quote on a Postcard #2 on May 17, 2016
Response: Thank you for the rating.
squince rated for Quote on a Postcard #2 on May 17, 2016
Comment: Loved the card!
Response: I'm so glad you liked it!

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RyeRye on Jul 15, 2016:

Welcome to Inspiration Station!

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HI! Welcome to Swap-Bot~

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