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Last Online: June 23, 2024
Birthday: July 11, 1969
Country: United States
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About Me

I welcome any private swaps! Just PM me!

Extras are not necessary! Thank you for the extras but I would like to use up what I have so you will actually be doing me a favor by NOT sending extras! I appreciate it!

Profile has been updated as of December 9, 2023! I've been doing more mail art/letter writing swaps lately vs. the packaged swaps. Taking a little break from the packaged swaps so as to not obtain more 'stuff' but to use up current supplies. My likes are mainly for the packaged swaps so if you are sending me mail art, I much prefer you send me what's in your style and perhaps just using my likes as a starting off point (if need be). I really enjoy being exposed to other people's tastes and creativity. I'm leaving my likes and such because I'm sure I will go back or do an occasional package swap. I like ready people's profiles and prefer when they are lengthy so therefore, mine is lengthy too!

I don't understand postcard swaps that allow store bought postcards and/or handmade postcards as long as the handmade postcards are nice! Soooo store bought postcards can be ugly and unappealing but handmade ones have to be nice??? If you are making a handmade postcard, I'm sure it's not your intention to make an ugly postcard! Am I right?

I pledge to rate all swaps received! If you sent me a swap and I have not rated you within a reasonable time from you mailing the package, please contact me in case I never received it! Or I could have very well forgotten! Life happens!I ask that my partners do the same for my swaps as well. Thank you! I also re-use packaging and I don't mind if you do too!

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I also pledge to communicate with my partner if I am going to be late with a swap. Life happens and I have no problem if you send a swap late but please just let me know! Thank you! I also tend to send swaps right on their send by dates. That's just the way I am. Once in awhile I will send early!

I'm a Brooklyn, NY native, married to a wonderful man since 2001 and gave birth to a beautiful daughter in 2007 we named Sienna. We had a fat cat named Neo (after the Matrix) and an adorable yorkie named Skippy (we took him in from my in-laws). Skippy passed away on April 14, 2014. :-( He lived a wonderful life of at least 16 years. Neo passed away on June 22, 2014. 2 months after Skippy. I would like to think he missed him and wanted to see him (although he did not like him when he was living!) We were fostering a 11 year old black and white cat that has turned into a foster failure. Her name is Marbles and she is a such character! She officially became ours in July of 2023!

LOVE to make things to send in swaps so therefore I LOVE to receive handmade items in swaps. I appreciate partners that read my profile and I like it when people have their profiles filled out. It makes things a lot easier! If you are not crafty, that's ok! I like people to buy me things too (especially things listed in my wish list below)!! ;-) And if you are going to buy me something, I prefer quality over quantity. In other words, I rather you buy one nice item vs. a bunch of stuff from the dollar store.

I do re-send items I get in a swap that I may not be able to use. This doesn't mean I don't appreciate what you have sent me (handmade or bought) but if I can't use it, I rather send it to someone that will. If this is a problem for you, please let me know. I don't mind if you do the same of anything I send you.

I won't join swaps that misspell the word stationEry! That's a pet peeve of mine!

I'm not a fan of anything religious or political! I enjoy most scents except baby powder and patouchli scented stuff. I'm addicted to lip balm (organic). I would prefer NOT to receive ATCs as I used to make and trade them so I have a ton of them already that I just don't know what to do with! I am not a big fan of dotee dolls.

I like/love/obsess

I enjoy taking photos (although I haven't been doing much lately). I enjoy the instant gratification of digital but I still love using film cameras. I mostly use toy cameras such as my beloved Holga and lubitel. I also like vintage cameras (Afga, Brownies) and other specialty film cameras (Horizon 202). I'm addicted to posting on and viewing Instagram!

I love music and going to concerts. My favorite music/bands are listed below.

I love all colors but faves are color orange, pink and lime green; fall colors would be burgundy, olive green, purples, blues - generally jewel tones. As for jewelry, I love silver, not a gold person (jewelry and as a color) although I don't mind the matte gold or antique gold if you must! I also like gunmetal, antique silver, antique brass and copper.

I like quirky, eclectic, bright, kitschy vintage, retro and mod styles. I tend not to like country or folk styles. And I always seem to like anything Japanese! They just have amazing stuff! (I am not a fan of anime so please no anime! Kawaii is ok!)

I like humor, all kinds, especially sarcastic, dry wit and tongue in cheek. Sexual content does not offend me. I don't mind artistic nudes but straight out porn isn't my thing.

I am drawn to designs with:

Bridges! love bridges! I don't know why I didn't write this before. I'm a true city girl! Brooklyn Bridge being my favorite but I also like Golden Gate, Bay Bridge, Verrazano, Manhattan, etc...

ampersands, tree branches and birds, birch trees and the tree of life, cherry blossoms, woodland creatures (bunnies, owls, foxes, mushrooms, gnomes, etc), PANDAS, giraffes, monkeys, elephants, unicorns

circus and carnival (the kitschy, state fair type) themes, pulp art and noir styles ("She tried to be good" or "Attack of the 50 ft woman.") Also gypsy and fortune teller type images, fairies, Le Petit Prince

galaxy the moon and stars, planets, space, hearts (especially anatomical hearts), sunsets,

the sea mermaids, seahorses, jellyfish, crabs (cuz I'm a cancer!), dolphins, whales, narwhals

cassette tapes and vinyl records, vintage and toy cameras, and skulls (cutesy, eclectic, sugar, etc.). And ouija boards!

Postal themes. Of course, I LOVE mail!!

Graffiti and street art.

I like big eyed girls and boys (art from the 70's) and cute things like Hello Kitty (a super soft spot for My Melody and Little Twin Stars but PLEASE don't bother sending fake Hello Kitty!), Sentimental Circus! and Kawaii but I prefer more practical things than just figures (I'm trying not to be a pack rat/dust collector-I do well enough on the crap I buy!)

I also like creepy kinds of stuff like vampires, zombies and monsters too!

I consider myself a bit of a geek and enjoy puzzles and word games on IPad (play me in Words with Friends!). I love the retro video games as well especially Ms. Pac-Man, Donkey Kong Jr., Asteroids, Centerpede, Q-bert! I would love any crafts/items related to them!

I am mainly a coffee drinker but have been drinking a lot of chai tea and any tea with mint. My current favorite tea is Trader Joe's Ruby Red Chai Tea. YUM! They don't seem to make it anymore, at least I don't see it at my area TJs! If you find a box at yours, I would love to receive it! Otherwise, please do not send me tea, I have a lot!!

I have been following a low carb lifestyle and it's working out very well for me! So currently would not want any food items in my swaps. Unless you have a favorite low carb snack you want to share with me! With that said, I am a big CHOCOHOLIC but I am trying to avoid soy! A lot of chocolate has soy in it but if you can find some without it, I'd love you! I love dark chocolate most but never turn down milk chocolate. I love it with nuts, fruit, mint, wacky stuff (like bacon!). Other favorites are nougat candy (Ferrara's), chocolate from overseas, Hi chews from Japan and those flavored Kit Kats not sold in the US! MMM! I love the Jelly Belly Dips, dark chocolate covered jelly bellys! MMM! Oh and while we are at it, chocolate covered gummy bears too! I really try to stay away from high fructose corn syrup and artificial colorings. Artificial colorings are banned in Europe so that should say something! Exceptions are Jelly Belly Dips and chocolate covered gummy bears but once in awhile won't hurt! I also stay away from typical drug store candy like M&M's, Snickers, etc. I would prefer you didn't buy me these types. Save your money!

Favorite Music

alternative, indie, brit pop, 80's music (great for singing along to!!) Faves but not limited to: Ben Harper, Morrissey, The Smiths, Ryan Adams, Old 97s, Spoon, Interpol, The White Stripes/Jack White, Davi­d Garza, Gene, Pulp, Blur, James, Ben Folds Five, Jeff Buckley, The Decemberists, Vampire Weekend, Cold War Kids, Florence & the Machine, St. Vincent, Courtney Barnett, Foster the People, LP, Death Cab for Cutie, Wilco, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Jason Isbell, Father John Misty,

Favorite Crafts

Current craft addiction: rubber stamping and making cards and mail art, lettering and watercoloring and coloring and creating scenes with my Copic markers.

The crafts I like to do are (in no particular order) crochet, sewing (mostly bags and home decor-haven't ventured into clothing yet!), printing (GOCCO!, stenciling on fabric), embroidery, block carving and jewelry making. I like to incorporate my photography in my crafts like making pendants, microscope slide jewelry and decoupage. I have a Silhouette Cameo (digital die cutter) that I love to use (mostly heat vinyl for fabric, vinyl for walls and objects and jewelry making)

I love all those craft video sites and currently belong to Creativebug, Bluprint/Craftsy and Skillshare. Let me know if you want a link to 2 free months of Skillshare to try!

I like to dabble in a lot of things, just making something in general is very fulfilling so I've tried lots of crafts such as mosaics, precious metal clay (silver art clay) and beading to name a few.

I'd love the try my hand at tatting!

Wish List

In no particular order

I LOVE pop up books!

MARKERS! I love markers! Copics are always a favorite! Kuretake Clean Color Real Brush markers , Tombow markers, I LOVE Uni Posca paint markers. They write very well and I would love the fine tips. I am always on the lookout for awesome white markers and pens. I I Signi white pen is my favorite and can always use more in my stash. Permanent markers (not black or blue), colorful pens (I also have a wishlist on jetpens.com!) Would love microns in different colors in 08 size. If you really want to gift me Copics or Kuretake markers, message me for the colors I need! :-)

Washi tape! Or any fun tape with a design - masking tape, packing tape, duct tape...

I wear earrings! ;-) (Please nothing bright gold!) I have multiple holes in my ears so I can always use the small earrings as well as big ones. Ring size is about 9/10. I guess bracelets are average size and I prefer longer necklaces.

I like funky cotton socks (size 9-11).

I love glow in the dark and lenticular anything!

enamel pins

Anything from my Etsy favorites list! Checking out my favs should give you a good sense of my style.

I haven't been sewing much so I'm not really looking for these things so ignore this paragraph. I don’t want to delete it in case I go back to this! Good quality sewing machine thread (all colors but white/black/beige/gray are always more useful), Interfacing (all weights), D hooks, swivel hooks, bias tape maker (and tips on working with bias tape), stabilizer, applique stuff and of course fabric! I totally love bright, colorful fabrics as well as kawaii, cupcakes, owls and other woodland creatures. I love all the modern designers (Bailey, Ross, Moore, Kaufman, FreeSpirit, etc.). I actually NEED complementary fabrics such as solids and batiks to go with all the prints I have!

My daughter,Sienna, is 14 (and I just bought her a size 9 snow boot! OH MY GOODNESS!! That's my shoe size!) One of her favorite stores is Hot Topic. She loves anime and her favorite is My Hero Academia and Attack on Titans. Her birthday is March 12. She is quite the teen and enjoys all the pretty smelling cleansers and moisturizers. She likes painting and goes back and forth in her interest with writing stories.

She likes My Hero Academia, (more to come-can't remember the titles.) We watch many shows together as a family; Dexter, Resident Alien, The Umbrella Academy, The Office, Psych, Warrior (HBO), Alias, Bob's Burgers (she does a great Bob impression!) and The Good Place. She also loves Stranger Things and admires Milly Bobby Brown (Eleven) and other sort of "horror" such as Van Helsen (SciFi channel show) and IZombie. Her favorite colors are pink, purple, blue and green. Feel free to send anything for her! Please refrain from sending any stuffed animals! She has too many already! SHE LOVES TO READ YA NOVELS and MANGA! She loved the Lunar Chronicles series and the Mortal Instrument series. I'm so proud that the very first fan letter she wrote was to the author of her favorite series, Kazu Kibuishi, who wrote the Amulet series. Her favorite animal is a pig! But she also likes unicorns and other cute animals.

My hubby likes chocolate with nuts! :-) He's also a soccer fan and his favorite team is Leicester City, ManCity and Tottenham. If you send him anything with that, that would be impressive! :-)

Favorite Movies

Almost Famous, Amelie, The Warriors, Saturday Night Fever, Triplets of Belleville, Sixteen Candles, Rushmore (all Wes Anderson movies really), The Professional, Galaxy Quest, Pride and Prejudice, Once, Iron Man, Shaun of the Dead, Atonement, X-Men First Class, Water for Elephants (altho I enjoyed the book better! But I don't have a book section.), The Perks of Being a Wallflower, The Way, Way Back, Wonder Woman, Lady Bird, Baby Driver, Studio Ghibli movies

Favorite Television

The Twilight Zone, Arrested Development, Project Runway, Top Chef, It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Weeds, Spaced (LOVE! anything Simon Pegg), Fringe, 30 Rock, Mad Men, Modern Family, True Blood, The Walking Dead, Revenge, American Horror Story, Breaking Bad, Nurse Jackie, Orphan Black, Silicon Valley, The Mindy Project, How to Get Away With Murder, Sons of Anarchy, Alias, Bob's Burgers, Game of Thrones, Stranger Things, Crazy Ex-girlfriend, Handmaid's Tale, Younger, Parks and Rec, The Good Place, Schitt's Creek, Killing Eve, Umbrella Academy, Succession,

Flaked on

Easter Egg Hunt! USA Only by mollysuzannedonahue promised a resend after original package got lost and no DC on it.

A Jolly Handcrafted Christmas Swap - USA/Canada by rayfancy lovingly angeled by misstamper

Sewing: Floral Rainbow #6 - Orange by Frogglin

Cheap Etsy Treat and Cheap Etsy Surprise Part 2 by kap397 she sent the first part but did not do the surprise part, angeled by the super glamazon08

Hippity Hoppity Egg Ornament by postmansdaughter

Yes! Another Wacky, Silly & Unusual Holidays-May by falseawakening angeled by the lovely grammag

Stuff a Small Flat Rate Box by DestiniAmer who has been partially suspended.

Wacky, Silly & Unusual Holidays-April by tennesseehoney who has been partially suspended but still logged in as of April 12. Angeled by the awesome craftygirl

Cute Christmas Ornament by SMichalek but wonderfully angeled by robotlove

Cancerians Unite a birthday swap by Keti

Unbirthday Swap 4 USA & Canada by almakopey angeled by 17papergoddess

My partner's account got deleted! Stuff a Girl Scout cookie Box by SallyAnn angeled by the wonderful 17papergoddess

March is Craft Month by CraftyGardenerTN


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Comment: Thanks for mcorbus' postcard and thank you for sending along Dave's HCSI MAJ. I think I'll do a double page and get it home to Dave.
9O96O rated for HCSI: Stamp & Pass Postcard #18 on Jun 16, 2024
Comment: Thanks for the envelope of swaps. And thanks for Nickalli's lovely HCSI postcard. I'll finish it off and mail it to her this week. I love the stamps and colours you both used.
Comment: Thanks for sending Shelley's card. It will be a challenge to figure out how to complete it! Your envelopes are always a treat. I've enjoyed seeing your hand-carved stamps on IG, so it's nice to see the images in person!
ArtsyKarma rated for Zine-Go-Round #36 on Jun 11, 2024
Comment: Thank you so much!
Aseret25 rated for AMA: USA Puzzle Collaboration M24 on Jun 11, 2024
Comment: THANK YOU for the Totoro puzzle piece!!! You said this is a stamp that you carved? WOW, I am IMPRESSED! Totoro is my favorite - thanks so much for an amazing work of art! :)
Response: Yes!! I carved Totoro and chibi Totoro. I love Totoro too! I have in mind to carve catbus next! I also carved the sprites. So happy that you love your puzzle piece! Thank you so much for the heart!
Comment: I absolutely loved your spread. It is amazing. I’m so glad I got the journal this round.
Response: Thank you so much! Have fun adding to it and thank you for the heart!
ch23 rated for CS: Collaboration PC - Round 9 on May 28, 2024
Comment: Love this card so far! Your envelope with stamps is so neat! Elvis!!! Have a nice day and thank you.
Response: Thank you so much! Glad you enjoyed receiving it! Thank you for the heart!
Sonya rated for CS: Collaboration PC - Round 8 on May 20, 2024
Comment: This is a beautiful starter PC, Lisa. My fav color. This will be fun to work on. Cheers!
Response: Have fun with it and thank you for the heart!
PrincessLeia rated for CS: Collaboration PC - Round 7 on May 20, 2024
Comment: Hi Lisa, Thanks for sending Rome’s PC. ❤️❤️❤️ I have a majestic “d” for it! Have a great year of the dragon! 🐲🐉🐲🐉🐲
Response: Yay! Thank you for the heart!
SFreer rated for Zine-Go-Round #38 on May 16, 2024
Comment: Thanks for sending Paula’s ‘sun, sea and forest’ zine. Such a gorgeous colour palette!
Response: You're welcome! Yes! It is so pretty! Have fun adding to it!
Comment: Hi Lisa thank you this is amazing as your creations always are.
Response: Thank you so much Marie! Thank you for the heart!
Comment: Love it!!! Love the clear embossing!! I agree with you. I really enjoy this swap. Looking forward to the final project. Take care
Response: I'm so glad! Thank you for the heart!
Comment: Thanks! Can;t wait to finish and send it off home <3
Response: You're welcome! Thank you for the heart!
carol rated for AMA: Doodle BOMB! PC on May 8, 2024
Comment: I LOVE this PC! Thanks so much for feeding my Tiger obsession! I can never have too many images of them!
Response: Yay! I'm so glad you love it! I was worried that it might have gotten lost! Thank you so much for the heart!
Reisegern rated for HCSI: Stamp & Pass Postcard #17 on May 4, 2024
Comment: Thanks for sending 9o96o's card along. I love the eye stamp you carved, it's brilliant!
Response: Have fun adding to it! Thank you for the heart!
chimerix rated for AMA: USA Puzzle Collaboration M24 on May 3, 2024
Comment: OOOoooohhh! I love the puzzle piece you sent me. Thank you for creating the absolutely beautiful dragon piece for me! I love it. And I love the dragon card and envelope you made for me. Thank you for such a wonderful, personalized swap. Aloha!!
Response: You are so welcome! So glad you love it! Thank you for the heart!
AmookIslandCreations rated for Zine-Go-Round, round 37 on Apr 29, 2024
Comment: Thanks for this wonderful zine to work on and to send home! I hope Julie Loves it as much as I do! Stay safe and healthy! Hugs from Alaska, Sherry
Response: You are so welcome! Have fun adding to it! Hugs to you!
shellbede rated for Handmade Art Journal Go Round R92 on Apr 29, 2024
Comment: I love the gorgeous, bright page you created - it's beautiful!
Response: Thank you so much! Thank you for the heart!
Comment: Thanks for the homer for Sonya. I like the postage theme. And I like how you used the colours from your postage stamps to create the background. I also love the coffee and donuts envelope.
Response: Thank you!

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9O96O on May 7, 2024:

Fantastic finished HCSI Stamp & Pass postcard. I love your "Eye of the Beholder" section. Thanks for contributing!

wolfeagle on Mar 21, 2024:


Thank you for this lovely tag for the AMA: USA Mystery Supply Swap. Love it.

9O96O on Mar 20, 2024:

Great zombie elephant section, going after the zombie peanut butter. I had a good chuckle, very creative!

wolfeagle on Dec 25, 2023:


MuggleMom on Nov 15, 2023:

Awesome happy mail with your envie today!! Love the Notorious RBG stamps you have!


wolfeagle on Dec 24, 2022:


wolfeagle on Dec 17, 2022:

Thank you for your Winter wonderland postcard for the AMA: Mystery Supply swap. What a great use of your stencil. Wishing you all a fantastic Christmas.

Rainydancer on Sep 30, 2022:

Welcome to Sunshine swaps!

YooperHill on Jun 6, 2022:

Ha ha ha! Love your 4.12.2z mystery supply art! Thank you for playing I always like to see your art in my mailbox!

YooperHill on Apr 10, 2022:

I received the great art you made for the mystery supply swap 3.22.22! Thank you very much for your support & for joining this swap!

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