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Rottmom

Rottmom
Date Joined: October 17, 2017
Last Online: September 16, 2021
Birthday: November 17
Country: United States

About Me

Hi, I’m Melissa and I live in the Chicago, Illinois area. I work full time, and am married to a wonderful guy. We have a spoiled rescue dog, and home life that I love very much.

I’ve traded artist trading cards (ATCs) & mail art extensively on Facebook and Instagram for years. My social platform preference nowadays is Instagram, and you can find me there at @melissacre8s Link to view some of my art HERE

I take trading art seriously, and can honestly say I have never flaked on a swap. It’s important to me to create something my swap partner enjoys, and to send it in a timely manner. If for some reason my mail to you is lost or mangled by the post office, I’m truly sorry and would appreciate a chance to make it right for you instead of receiving a negative rating.

Favorite Crafts

What I make: I’ve tried many crafts from jewelry making to ceramics. My latest focus is paper crafts, including ATCs, postcards, collage, mail art, altered Rolodex cards, tags, index cards, Inkbox cards, etc. I love to trade small art around the world.

Themes I enjoy:

  • botanicals & vintage ephemera
  • quirky themes (dark Valentines, creepy, horror, mashup, etc.)
  • travel
  • collage
  • mixed media
  • anthromorphic animals (animals in clothing or doing human things)
  • birds
  • fashion
  • Zetti
  • steampunk
  • music
  • odd creatures
  • travel
  • altered playing cards
  • hand drawn/painted
  • stamped
  • mail art

What I like to receive: I always enjoy and greatly appreciate whatever anyone takes time to create and send to me. Some faves: 💕 * bright, saturated colors * hints of texture * Vintage papers * Old postage stamps * old playing cards * vintage book pages * other ephemera * washi * painted or gel print papers * die cuts * ribbons or lace

Not my favorite: 👎🏼 * cutesy characters * religious themes * political * clowns * video game or anime characters

Favorite Music

90s-2000s rock, alternative, grunge, singer/songwriter, and even some older (80s) pop and hard rock/metal. I also enjoy modern classical (at least, that's what I call it).

Other Interests

I love live music, traveling, reading (thrillers, true crime, autobiographies), cooking, working on home improvements, gardening, flea markets, auctions, and watching sports in my spare time.

Favorite foods include spicy cusines (Mexican, Asian), grilled food, fresh summer fruits, thin crust tavern-style pizza, chicken and pork (I can't eat red meat).

Favorite drinks: Iced tea, hot black tea (don't drink coffee & not big on herbal teas), chai, coconut water, diet lemonade, an occasional diet soda, Bai fruit drinks, bubble tea.

My style

My style can vary widely depending on my mood, but I adore working with vintage ephemera and finding contemporary pieces to complement it. I also use mixed media techniques throughout my work. Some favorites are texture paste, gel printing, inks, stamps, stencils, and acrylics. I take great pride and spend a lot of time on the pieces I create.

Ratings

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Comment: Beautiful Haute Couture card. I love it; thank you.
jannieb rated for USATC: Mixed Media ATC on Sep 10, 2021
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Comment: Thanks for joining my swap & for the lovely mixed media ATC & all the goodies. I like how you did the stamping & acrylic together. I might have to try that :)
Response: Thank you so much. I'm glad you like the card! Happy creating.
Artteacherjen rated for USATC: Free Theme ATC Swap on Sep 7, 2021
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Comment: I love this pink, girly ATC! Thank you so much for catering to my likes!!
Response: You're very welcome, I'm glad you liked it! :)
michlove rated for AMA: Inkbox card - Postage Stamp on Aug 23, 2021
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Comment: Thanks so much for the pretty inkbox card. I love the pocket and the decorated envelope also. Great swap!
Response: Yay, I’m glad you’re pleased with the card. They are fun to create. :)
wolfeagle rated for AMA: Sender's Choice -August on Aug 17, 2021
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Comment: Thank you so much for the lovely ATC and bits. ;)
Response: You’re very welcome. :)
tristitia rated for Handmade ATC background papers on Aug 15, 2021
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Comment: Thank you for some fun backgrounds! I'm going to challenge myself to use the backgrounds I receive - so this will be fun :)
Response: Awesome, I’m glad you will be able to use them. Have fun!
Ace330660 rated for 1-5 : newbies welcome on Aug 9, 2021
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Comment: Thanks for the items. Love the stamps !
Response: You’re welcome, enjoy.
YooperHill rated for Handmade ATC background papers on Aug 9, 2021
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Comment: I love them all! Thank you.
DPClamavi rated for International Stamp Swap- July on Aug 9, 2021
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Comment: Thank you for the lovely mail and stamps, I loved that little pocket inside !
Response: Yay, I'm pleased you like everything. Have fun with it all!
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Comment: Wow, Melissa! These are all SO cool! Thank you so much!
Response: I'm happy you like them. Have fun creating. :)
tuliptrees rated for ATC int #17 - Nature on Jul 31, 2021
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Comment: Thank you for the beautiful bird ATC! I love it!
Response: I'm glad you like it, enjoy~ :)
magicinker rated for USATC: You're A Star ATC on Jul 26, 2021
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Comment: G Mornin Melissa, Got your Star ATC today.Such a cute ATC Thanks bunches! Thanks for the goodies too..Patt / magicinker
Response: Hi Patt, glad you like the ATC. Enjoy :)
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Comment: Thank you for resending the PC! Love it. :-)
Response: So glad this one arrived! Thanks for your patience! :)
marymary914 rated for USATC: 1 Layer Gelli Print ATCs on Jul 19, 2021
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Comment: I love the print! Thanks so much!
Response: I'm glad you like it, you're very welcome!
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Comment: Hi Melissa, Thank You for being patient in receiving your rating for this swap. My slow return on the rating is not because I don't want to share my appreciation for your Outstanding Work. Instead, I'm challenged medically and my challenges sometimes dictate what I'm able to do. Thank you for the nice collection of ribbons, rick rack, and lace. All of what you sent I don't have in my collection. As a result, I know I will be using your pieces on future swaps. Thanks again! I hope we have another, at least one, time(s) to swap with one another. Until then, Happy Swapping! Barbara B., sleepingrover2010
Response: Thank you for your note and kind words, Barbara. I do hope you are feeling better and taking good care of yourself. Enjoy creating with the ribbons, rickrack and lace, and be well.
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Comment: Very pretty! I love the colors
Response: Thanks so much! :)
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Comment: I really liked your gelli print. I can never get stencils to look right on my gelli plate & yours looked great!
Response: Thanks so much! I have been unable to get a satisfactory image transfer on the gel plate, so I usually resort to stencil or other designs. :)
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Response: Thanks for the rating and heart! Enjoy creating! :)
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Comment: Thank you. I love the tassels
Response: I'm so pleased you liked it. Thanks for the rating and heart! :)

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Comments

infphann on Jun 29, 2021:

Hello 👋🏽 Tysm for adding me as friend on swapbot 🤗 Happy creating & have a great day!

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