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PaulaF

PaulaF
Date Joined: March 20, 2016
Last Online: September 24, 2021
Birthday: April 8
Country: United States
Pinterest gallery of recent ATCs
My Flickr Photos
My blog (tutorials and more!)
Instagram--let's follow each other!

About Me

Hi! I’m a mixed-media and lettering artist based in Atlanta. I used to be a professional calligrapher, and letterforms often still appear in my mixed-media work. I’m mostly active in the Mixed-Media Artists group here on Swap-bot.

Besides art, I love:

Perfume (my collection is too big...)

Playing tennis

Cooking seasonally with ingredients sourced from our local farmers

Playing the harp (former professional touring and recording musician)

Favorite Television

Tennis Channel, baby!

Favorite Crafts

I love making books and art journals, and have several types that I’m working on. If interested you can check these out on my Insta (link above).

The gelli plate is a favorite...I seem to have amassed infinite bottles/tubes of paint as a result, and countless stencils and printing accoutrements. Help!

I also have a vast rubber stamp collection and tend to forget what I own. :/

I have a Vagabond die-cutting machine (had a swap partner interested to know this, because she likes to send "extra" dies to her partners! Wow--so generous!).

Things I Like

Some labels for things I tend to like, art stylewise:

Lynne Perrella

Vintage/historical

Tim Holtz style

Michelle Ward

On Swap-bot, I primarily make journally stuff and ATCs, especially with mixed media, stamping, collage, and hand-drawn or -lettered elements. I love doing jams with fellow artists on here and being stretched artistically in different directions as a result!

I love the layers and patterns of mixed-media work—there can be so much to look at, even on a little ATC.

History and historical themes are really appealing to me. So is vintage lettering/calligraphy.

The quirky and the weird are more intriguing to me than the straight-up pretty..., especially pieces that seem to say something.

Things I'm Not Crazy About

I'm not really huge on cute/adorable things or cartoons. Not pious-religious themes and styles either (though I do like historical references to religion, e.g. Renaissance). I don't tend to go for really saccharine-sweet vintage stuff.

I fear clowns (AAAAAAaaahhhh!) and dislike circus themes. :( Apologies if you’re a Big Top fan!

Don't need any planner stuff since I use a digital planner. Thanks, though!

Ratings

fanfive11 rated for Vintage Steampunk Gentleman ATC on May 28, 2021
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Comment: Thank you Paula for the amazing card! I like this steampunk fellow, haha, he does have a certain, Je ne sais quoi. :) And thanks for the stash of extras! I love the little fabric birdies and everything else. Thanks for joining this swap, and I hope we’re partners again soon.
darcilena rated for Vintage Steampunk Gentleman ATC on May 27, 2021
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Comment: What a delight Paula to have another piece of your Arty works!💜 WOW! Just love 💕 seeing all my ole Swappy pals in my mail once again! You have the most perfect penmanship. Love it all. 💕 Pm me if you want to do a private swap before July. Moving again. Uggg! Happy Swapping 😜
Response: Hello and thanks so much for your very kind and heart-y rating! Let’s do the swap after you move—I’m booked pretty solid at work for the next month or so, and then I’m going on VACATION! Good luck with the move! ❤️
1koolkrafter rated for APC: The Birds and the Bees on May 18, 2021
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Comment: “Very nice” and thanks for the extra goodies!
elflady rated for Zetti Journal Page on May 16, 2021
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Comment: Wow what a lovely journal pageYou have done an excellent job with it Thanks so much for all the extras. I do love Dyan Reaverly,s pieces and stamps. elflady
fanfive11 rated for APC: The Birds and the Bees on May 14, 2021
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Comment: Thanks Paula for the really sweet APC. Lovely collage work here and the card feels just right. I think the older playing cards are more fun to use as their reverse sides are often very whimsical. Thanks also for the extras! Very nice little stash of lovelies. :)
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Comment: Thank you so much for the wonderful skinny.I love what you did with it.I know you put alot of time and thought into it and it is beautiful.
MuggleMom rated for YTPC: Easy Ephemera Folder on Apr 27, 2021
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Comment: It arrived today!! And I absolutely love it. You deserve more than a star for this beautiful creation (and the one that is still floating out in the ether)! Thank you so much!! I hope we are partners again in the future - so lovely!! xxMuggleMom
ktk8 rated for MMPC~Let's Make Envies on Apr 27, 2021
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Comment: Woo Hoo....guess what came in today and wOw it was worth the wait..... beautiful beautiful envelopes......thank you ever so much I really like them ALL..... many many hearts to YOU.......
donetta rated for Green with Envy ATC with a Rinchie on Apr 22, 2021
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Comment: Oh. My. GOD! Paula, this is just exceptional! It gave me such a feeling of happiness and wellbeing to see a big fat envelope (you spoiled me with so many wonderful extras!) in my mailbox with your impeccable calligraphy all over it...it's been so LONG! I am beyond thrilled to see you actively swapping again...so many of us benefit from receiving pieces of your artwork, and it just wasn't the same here without you. As for the mail delivery, I blame the slimy Louis DeJoy for all of it. Even the sight of his face makes me angry. He looks a bit like Tony Soprano...just a malignant lumpy pile of flesh. Hopefully he will soon be just another anonymous rich guy, instead of someone who impacts us every single day. I don't want to end this with the thought of him in my mind, so let me once again tell you that your work is tres jolie. As my French friend Brigitte says: bisous! (Auto correct keeps changing French "kisses" to bison, but I have prevailed.)
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Comment: I love, love, love the ATC coins you sent. I had to say love 3 times since there were 3 of them :) I truly enjoyed swapping with you.
lmacdavis93 rated for MFF: Bird Ephemera! on Apr 17, 2021
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Comment: Hi Paula! A red letter day when I find something from you in my mailbox. I love the idea of swapping items from our stashes with other swappers, and you sent me a fantastic bunch of bird themed ephemera. And believe it or not, I have none of these! I especially love the two large bird postage stamps - I get kind of stingy with my postage stamps so these will be saved for something extra special. And the little tiny white birds - are these die cuts? They are adorable! Have also never seen the bird collage sheet you included. Happy happy mail day! Thank you for everything - I shall have lots of fun using these. Take care. xo
PaperPassion rated for April Zetti Bookmark on Apr 17, 2021
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Comment: Love the bookmark and all the great extras you sent thanks so much.I will put the bookmark to good use it is soooo cute!
captkristi rated for EASU: March Free Theme ATC on Apr 7, 2021
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Comment: Thanks so much for the wonderful goodies! Your ATC is really nice. I love the vintage look and the button is a perfect addition. Sorry it took me a minute to get you rated! I hope to swap with you again. Here's hoping that the mail improves ASAP :)
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Comment: Paula: I wish I could give you a 10! This ATc is just amazing - the background, the colors, the images you used, the genius of using the sunflower center as a clock face - it's just stunning. I am so happy to be swapping with you again - your work is just impeccable. And thank you so much all all the amazing extra goodies you sent me - yippee!! I love it all - look for pieces in future projects! Stay well my friend!
ChrisD rated for March Mixed Media Tag Swap on Apr 4, 2021
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Comment: Thank you so much. The tag is beautiful. You are very talented!
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Comment: Hello dear Paula! I am simply in love with the way you finished your journal cards. They are impeccably done and your collage work is flawless. I love the soft, vintage-y look you achieved on the cards. Thanks, also, for those sweet extras and your very kind note. I look forward to using everything in that adorable little envelope! It's wonderful to swap together again and I hope we're partnered again very soon!
bigmamabird rated for Stamped Images on Mar 28, 2021
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Comment: Paula, you must ave a wonderful collection of stamps, based on the images you've shared with me! Loving the elephant/man best of course, but the others are all great, many thanks for sharing!
bigmamabird rated for Handmade Envelopes on Mar 28, 2021
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Comment: Dear Paula, your swaps are jewels in the swapbot world! Loved the gelliprinted envelopes... so sorry the rating was lost before, what's up with that?!
Stastny1965 rated for GAA: Mermaid Gothic Arch ATC on Mar 28, 2021
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Comment: Thank you for this awesome ATC! It is fabulous! Your art talent is inspiring!
PaperPassion rated for VJP: Flower Face Journal Page on Mar 27, 2021
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Comment: Love the page you sent to me Paula.Thank you so much for a lovely 4x4 page.

Rating Overview

Overall Hearts Stars Hosted
5.0000 242 6 6
Completed Fives Threes Ones
229 253 0 0
Type 1 Type 2 Type 3 Uncategorized
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Comments

MuggleMom on Apr 27, 2021:

Thank you for the lovely Ephemera Folder. You went the extra mile to make it so special and I truly appreciate it!

xxMuggleMom

CurlyTea on Apr 8, 2019:


Happy Birthday!

CurlyTea on Oct 31, 2018:


Happy Halloween!

judgedbyabookscover on Feb 13, 2017:

Hey Paula, thanks so much for the jammy mail!! I really needed a fun pick me up this week and your envie was spot on! I love your stamps!! I'll get these jams moving soon.

flowerchild on Dec 7, 2016:

Thank you for sending my ATC Jam home to me - the envelope was beautiful. I will be getting yours moving after the first of the year, don't want to stress the Post Office anymore than I have to ;) Have a Merry Christmas and may we swap again in 2017

bjmonroe on Nov 23, 2016:

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bjmonroe on Sep 22, 2016:

judgedbyabookscover on Aug 28, 2016:

Paula, your work inspires me!! I love your contribution to the card. This card turned out great. I popped over to your page and again was inspired by your words and your work. Don't be surprised if you see more cards heading your way!!

I also bookmarked your page so that I can tune in for more inspiration.

Fabriqueen on Aug 17, 2016:

Hi Paula, I enjoyed seeing your ATC's and your Blog. I bookmarked them so I can visit often. Your artwork is awesome! Hugs, Fabriqueen

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