Swap-bot Time: September 18, 2021 7:36 am


Date Joined: October 27, 2014
Last Online: January 26, 2021
Birthday: July 23, 1963
Country: United States
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Me as a Swapper

Flake Free

I try to send my swaps within a day or so of being notified of my partner. I use the swaps as creativity prompts. Working ahead, I tend to not even join swaps untiI I have them close to completion so that by the time the swap partners are announced, I'm ready to mail! (I don't want life to have the opportunity to get in the way!)

Sent When Sent

Additionally, I don't hit "sent" until they are actually sent. So, if you haven't received yours, please contact me before leaving a low rating. I'm happy to resend.

Always Rate

I rate immediately after coming in from mailbox.

I had a situation recently where I thought I'd rated someone and a day or so later, realized it didn't go through. I'm not sure what happened but if you believe I've received your item and haven't rated, please nudge me.

I make mistakes

I've made mistakes. I had 3 envies I was to fill with 5 PCs. One of them only got 4. (I swear I can count!) The recipient was kind enough to tell me. In another swap, I missed the instructions about decorating an envie (I also swear I can read!) and the recipient was kind enough to tell me. In each case, I tried to more than made up for my errors.

Not to use it as an excuse but my mother is on hospice (she has ALS and can't walk, talk, or do much of her own self-care) and I not only care for her full time but I also work a full time job. Sometimes my brain just leaves the room without telling me!

Lost & Found I've received things from these people but the swap info is not there. Please let me know who you are. :)

Peggy in Berlin - Lovely PC! I'd love to rate you for it!

Susan in Lansing - I received your beautiful package but it doesn't list what swap it is for or what your username is. Please contact me! Thank you!

Someone from Council Bluffs, IA. Beautiful goodies!!! I would love to be able to thank you but I know little else about you. :(

About Me

First off... I moved to Austin, TX in Jan. I've met up with a couple of Austin SB crafters and would love to meet others in the area as well. It's great finding new friends!

Now about me... I have 3 grown children, 3 grandchildren and live with my parents! lol I moved in with them a few months ago because my mother was diagnosed with ALS and needs care. So I'm trying to learn how to live with other people again and value my artistic time as a way to deal with everything.

I'm a web designer / marketer by trade. I own my own marketing firm which allows me to work remotely most of the time. I'm a fine artist who works primarily in acrylic and have some of my work in a gallery. Don't be impressed because most often you wouldn't know it from some of the things I come up with! I also love creating digital art when I have time. I love to craft and am really into paper crafting at the moment... especially junk journaling. But I love to make cards, ATCs, postcards and other paper crafts. You'll find that I love to upcycle, reuse, repurpose, and create new things from scraps. This is actually what got me hooked on junk journaling! I'm a tree hugger at heart and want to use rather than send to the dumpster (or even to recycle!).

With the exception of my "don't likes", you likely won't offend me. Nudity, cursing, risqué, scary, horror flick stuff (especially psych horror!) etc are all fine.

I enjoy putting little extras in my envies I send out but please do not feel as though you need to include anything you send to me. I give hearts for effort and kindness. Any goodies you do send will be appreciated but possibly passed along.

Favorite Entertainment


I like a lot of music from pop to rock and country to r&b. Just a few of my favs would be Disturbed, P!nk, Maroon 5, Commodores, Lady Antebellum, Fleetwood Mac, Bryan Adams, Phil Collins, Melissa Etheridge, Blue October, Passenger, Savage Garden, Cindi Lauper, Chicago, Joe Cocker, and Pure Prairie League. That's a LOT! lol


  • GOT!

  • We have MSNBC going all the time downstairs so I hear that a lot. Otherwise, I don't want much TV.


Wicked (obviously!)

Favorite Crafts

  • ATC's

  • Junk journaling

  • Art journaling

  • Collaging

  • Mixed media

  • Acrylic painting

  • Photography

  • Zines

(to be continued!)

Some things I enjoy


  • Frida Kahlo, sugar skulls, Edgar Allen Poe, macabre, goth

  • Botanical, watercolor flowers

  • Magical, fairies, dragons

  • Bohemian

  • Black, purple, lavender, rose gold, palest of pinks, other pinks

  • GOT, Dr. Who

  • Inspirational, feminism, empowerment, badassery, Zen


  • Vintage papers - receipts, ledgers, post cards, invoices, stamps, BINGO cards, flash cards, pages from foreign language book, etc

  • Other papers - scrapbook paper, tracing, glassine, ephemera, die-cuts, etc.

  • Interesting bits - buttons, eyelets, bead caps, bits of crazy yarn or thread, unique paperclips or safety pins

  • Scraps - lace or trims (small bits of fabric that might be lacy, bohemian, macabre, black - I have TONS of other fabric - quilting mostly - so hit me up if you want some!)

  • Almost anything "bohemian" - fabric scraps, trims, beads, buttons

And things I don't...

  • Cutesy

  • Religion

  • Racism, misogyny, bigotry, and the like.

Ha! Short list!

ABCs of Me

Give me some time to get this all sorted... lol I'm sure it will be an ever growing list!

  • a - ATCs. Art journals.

  • b - Being human. Black. Bohemian. Botanical anything. Blush (the color). Brown. Buddha. Butterflies (all you people who don't like them can send them to me!).

  • c - Colors! Costa Rica. Curse words. Crap - the kind in which my studio is overflowing but I still want more!

  • d - Dr. Who. Dark themed anything. Dragonflies. Dandelions.

  • e - Elephants (hand drawn or similar - not cartoony) and Ganesha.

  • f - Frida Kahlo! Flamingos (it's a long story). Florals. The F-bomb (let my kids use it as soon as they could name all of the parts of speech in which it could be used). Fruity tea. Focal points for my ATCs, clusters, etc.

  • g - GOT. Ganesha. Goddess. Gothic. Graffiti. Grunge

  • h - Hekate. Herbal tea. All things Halloween. Handmade over store bought (except things like humorous PCs)

  • i - Inspiration. Impressionism.

  • j - Junk journals.

  • k - I got nothin'.

  • l - Liberal... very liberal. LGBTQIA. Lowbrow art.

  • m - Macabre. Mountains. Moths.

  • n - New Mexico.

  • o - Oceans.

  • p - Paper. All sorts of paper. Vintage, new, scrapbook, writing, ephemera, etc etc etc. PostCards.Poetry. Pink. Purple. Painting.

  • q - Quiet, serene settings.

  • r - Red (particularly deep, rich reds, blue reds). Road trips. Recycling.

  • s - Sugar skulls. Sewing on paper.

  • t - Tea (just getting back into it due to a lovely - swapper!) Turquoise / Teal. Typewriters.

  • u - Uplifting quotes (not religious).

  • v - Vintage. Van Gogh.

  • w - Watercolor. Whimsical. Weaving (just started this)

  • x - Xacto knife (I use it almost daily!)

  • y - YouTube. Yellow (mostly pales)

  • z - Zines! (Just collected this passion!)

Wish List

  • Anything with Frida Kahlo on it

  • Anything I can use for a focal point on ATCs. Tiny images, stamps, die cuts, etc.

  • Specialty papers (small bits are great!) like handmade, unryu, mulberry, natural inclusion type papers, embossed, papyrus, lacy paper, banana, mango, etc... You get the idea!

  • Vintage ephemera - BINGO sheet, tickets, invoices, etc.

  • Die cut shapes of any sort. I don't have any punches or die cut machine so I'm always needing them.

  • ANYTHING genuinely creepy or macabre

  • Sugar skulls of any type

  • Address labels with my info on them

  • Blank ATC stickers for the back

  • Anything handmade by you

Ask Me For These:

I have quite a few vintage books - maps, music, Shakespeare, dictionaries, foreign language, etc... If you would like a small envie of vintage book pages, I'm happy to send you one. Most are from before 1920's. No need for a swap - just ask me for one.If you want a larger package, just send me postage. I'm also happy to do a private swap.

Info I need

Current News

Update July 22 I'm sending out the two packages I am aware I owe (I will email them directly). If I owe you something, PLEASE let me know. I tried really hard to keep up with everything but I've been overwhelmed with taking care of my mother's final wishes, grief, you name it. I appreciate your patience...

Update July 19 My mother passed away on Tuesday the 16th. I will be back to rating and everything next week. Thank you for your patience.

Update July 9

My mother is rapidly declining so I'm joining fewer swaps for a bit. She is requiring more time and I will not risk sending my swaps out late. I'm still joining as I can and as I can make ahead. A day without creating makes Cheryl a dull girl! lol


RiverTopanga rated for ATC RRR Categories on Nov 2, 2019
Comment: Hi Cheryl... Thank you for the fun Butterfly ATC. I like what you did with the fabric. Thank you also for the extras. :-)
matt319 rated for 5 Blank Postcards in an Envelope #2 on Oct 31, 2019
lawchick rated for Junk Journal Pack! ✨Int✨ on Oct 29, 2019
Comment: Thanks so much!
tentmari rated for Weekend Single Stamp Trash Swap on Oct 21, 2019
Comment: Thanks a bunch for all the items you sent me. 😊 I especially like the old book pages. Drew
lindseyjae rated for CPG: Prompt PC #3 - US only on Oct 16, 2019
Comment: Hi Cheryl! Thanks so much for the goodies you sent me! I love it, was so nice to be able to receive such cute stuff, & I’m glad that you joined my swap. I hope you enjoyed it!
MissBrenda rated for Weekend Single Stamp Trash Swap on Oct 13, 2019
Comment: Hi Cheryl, thanks for the great assortment of items! LOVE it all!
Response: <3
Mon1496 rated for Weekend Single Stamp Trash Swap on Oct 10, 2019
Comment: I liked the antique pages, and I got a zine from you! and it was super cute
Response: <3 <3 <3
dictionary rated for Weekend Single Stamp Trash Swap on Oct 10, 2019
Comment: thank you
Response: <3 <3 <3
robinjeree rated for Weekend Single Stamp Trash Swap on Oct 10, 2019
Comment: Wow, Cheryl thank you so much for the weekend swap stuff - beautiful gold papers and the player piano music is really neat! And I was really touched that you included the zine, which I love!
Response: <3 <3 <3
DeAnnaVarela rated for USATC - Embrace the Darkness on Sep 13, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful, dark ATC! I love it!
Response: <3 <3 <3
AncientPlanter rated for Halloween ATC - Spooky on Aug 29, 2019
Comment: What a fabulously Spooky Halloween ATC - Love it! Thanks!!
Response: Yay! Glad you like it!
Comment: Thank you for my notecard Cheryl! Chosing to kiss you husband in 1981 if you could go back in time pulled at my heart strings <3. I hope you are loving yourself and loving life! thank you so much for the postcard and the old book pages. I am very appreciative of these extras you included :)
Response: So glad you liked it... and yes, life is wonderful!
Comment: Got the resend! Thank you so so much for resending! Love that you took care to send extras with regards to my profile. Thanks for sharing your art with me! I hope things start looking up for you soon. Take care!! <3
Comment: Thanks for your wired leave clips and the extra's. I really like it.
Comment: Thank you for the lovely post card. I love it!
Comment: Thank you for the fun zine. I love how you were able to get the color to the edge of the page. My favorite page was "Sidewalk Egg Frying Day". My printer will not do this. The extras were fun... Thank you!
Comment: Thank you for your very professional looking July zine! Love the illustrations you used. Great swap!
PeliKat rated for Year of Wacky Holiday Zines - July on Jul 17, 2019
Comment: Cheryl, I love your July zine! That black background/edging really sets it off and makes the color pop! I loved the fireworks on the cover, but that guy on July 12, for Different Colored Eyes Day, really drew my attention, especially since that's my birthday - I didn't know about Different Colored Eyes Day at all! Thanks also for the extras you included; I love them all, especially that little tag! I can't wait to use them in my upcoming projects!!! Thanks for a great swap! You rock!
jenmcjen rated for OSS: Altered Postcard on Jul 17, 2019
Comment: Fabulous card! I LOVE it!
jenmcjen rated for Year of Wacky Holiday Zines - July on Jul 17, 2019
Comment: Awesome thanks and what a fun envelope! I'll PM you today some time.

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ittybittykitty on Sep 8, 2020:

Welcome to Weirder Every Day!

Heirloom on Dec 31, 2019:

From the USA Happy Mail group

grammypammy on Dec 23, 2019:


Hugs, Pam

phillaine on Sep 27, 2019:

For the junk journal goodies (September RAK). I'm especially fond of the handmade envelopes. ♥

LilysMama on Sep 3, 2019:

Thank you so much for the List 'Em and Pick 'Em Tag you sent. I love the ATC and little quote book you sent :)

Heirloom on Jul 23, 2019:

July Birthday Club - USA Happy Mail group

Mimosagirl on Jul 19, 2019:

I love the silk sari ribbons. These are my first ones! Your ATC is awesome 😍☀️🌙❤️⭐️WWJuly

bluehairedmary on Jul 19, 2019:

Thank you for the birthday card and washi samples for the WW group! July 14th is also Bastille Day (basically French Independence Day) so it makes it easier for my friends and everyone to remember! Thanks again for the thoughtful wish!

Cgscdy on Jul 15, 2019:

No way I will remember on the 23rd sooooo....

Wonderful Wishes-July

tcornell on Jul 14, 2019:

Thank you so much for the Amazon wish of ATC backs, I make ATCs all the time and can always use these! I really appreciate you thinking of me! July Wonderful Wishes

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