Swap-bot Time: September 22, 2021 1:46 am


Date Joined: May 15, 2011
Last Online: September 20, 2021

Country: United States

About Me

I am interested in swaps, especially in charm swaps and ATC swaps. Lately I've been in more postcard swaps - they are simple and fast. I've worked in all sorts of mediums but mostly in paper and jewelry. I like to explore new techniques and mediums and look to have my creativity challenged.

I like making charms, cards, and art from found objects, and upcycled materials.

I've made several altered books and enjoy the rebirthing process of turning an unwanted book into a treasure.

I'm an RN and have a side job/apprenticeship at a book bindery that restores and preserves old books and occasionally makes new ones.

Favorite Books

I like books about food such as Food in History; and Pickled, Potted, and Canned.

I like pretty much everything by Dorothy Gilman.

I like classics by authors such as Shakespeare, Dumas, Austen, Twain, Doyle, and Rand.

One of my top favorite books (I really can't pick just one) is Possession by A. S. Byatt. And I like that she is also a critic - means she writes quality stuff.

I like sci-fi/fantasy/romance by Mercedes Lackey, Tamora Pierce, Douglas Adams, Roald Dahl, Kurt Vonnegut, Diana Gabbaldon, and Isabel Allende.

I love old dictionaries with lots of pictures and truly aged pages.


I deeply appreciate handmade items... effort & risk taking is always admired!

I like swears, sassy everything, nudes and pinups. That inappropriate postcard you bought when you'd had one too many margaritas - I'm the girl you send it to.

Altered Books & Journals

Handmade books or restored books (bookbinding) - I like to reback and rebind old medical textbooks and medical books for home use.

The periods I like are the Renaissance, the Romantic period (Rosetti, Wm. Blake), and the "Arts & Crafts" movement (late 1800's to 1920's), the Silver Screen era.

I like Edward Gorey, Erte, Gustav Adolf Mosa, Aubrey Beardsley, William Morris, William Blake, Gabriel Dante Rosetti, Edward Burne-Jones, Frank Lloyd Wright, Salvadore Dali, Maxfield Parrish, Arthur Rackham, Andrew Wyeth (especially the Helga pictures), N.C. Wyeth, and pre-1900 lithographs. I like modern lithography too, but I really like the old stuff.

Washi tape. It's really become an obsession.

Embossing folders and cutting dies and suggestions for creative ways to emboss.

Embossed or punched foil pieces


Street art/graffiti

Altoid tins

Anne Taintor & other sassy art/collage


My favorite colors are blue and green. I love all the colors, but I don't wear yellow or orange.

Keys, old postage stamps, old dictionary pages and pictures, old sewing notions (I'm pretty well stocked on buttons at the moment, thanks to so many generous swap partners), old gears, springs, washers, and cogs.

Vintage anything - but not musty or moldy!

Glass, sparkly beads, gemstone, or metal beads (no plastic please)

Handmade charms

Glitter glue, glitter, confetti (in small amounts)

Old jewelery.

Interesting papers - especially handmade, marbled, pages with foreign (not English) languages, japanese paper, odd natural fiber paper, old maps (pre 1900)

Asian stationery sets

natural/ "handmade" wrapping paper

Day of the Dead anything - skeletons/calaveras, papel picado, milagros, prints by Jorge Guadaleupe Posada

Mexican folkart - lucha, loteria, saints, etc. Plus Mexican artists such as Frida Khalo and her dear husband.

Fairy tales, folk tales and mythology from all cultures. I especially like the illustrations from fairy tale books.

Patterns I like include paisley, vintage looking, travel inspired, Victorian and french flourishes. I like fleur de lis, peacock colors, butterflies, asian inspired, French or Latin American roosters (not the cute country ones), feminine - think Victorian, and the artists I listed above.

I love rabbit and butterfly images.

I like to travel and plan to see the world. Some of my favorite places are San Francisco, England, Belize, Austin TX, and the Sonoran desert.


Not a fan of plastic pony beads, polyester yarn, plastic mesh crafts, needlepoint-type stuff.

Not into "cutsey" stuff like Disney, kittens or puppies, babies or children, country or cowboy, sports, school stuff or super girly.

I don't like holiday themes, especially Christmas.

I don't like religious items meant to convert me, especially crosses.


I promise I will always rate swaps. Even if it takes me a while.

On the other hand, I am not on swap bot to collect ratings. I like the creative outlet it provides me. I'm not going to post flakers or send out reminders to rate me. I figure if you didn't get my swap or it wasn't what you expected, you will let me know. I send out things I'd like to receive and am pleased when I get the same in return. This site is for fun and that's it. If it isn't fun, there's no point.

Food & recipes

For food and recipe swaps:

I love food. I and my family have no allergies to food and love trying new things. Any and all recipes welcome.


papercrowns rated for Looking Forward PC #4 on Sep 21, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the awesome card! I particularly loved the stamp and stickers/washi. I hope you're back into your routine again. Have a wonderful day! ☆Raynor
StarrStuff rated for Happy Mail #5 on Sep 20, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful items!
christinacreates5 rated for Happy Mail #5 on Sep 20, 2021
Comment: The handmade envelopes were so nice! Thank you for the lovely swap!
ShyAnn64 rated for Happy Mail #5 on Sep 19, 2021
Comment: Thank you so much!
Aseret25 rated for WIYM: Washi Covered Postcard on Sep 14, 2021
Comment: Thanks for the lovely washi covered postcard! :)
tam2016 rated for 📚Book-Themed PC Swap USA #10 on Sep 12, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the Book themed PC. I love mysteries so I am going to check out the book featured on the front.
Kbrewste09 rated for 📚Book-Themed PC Swap USA #10 on Sep 10, 2021
Comment: Thanks for the great quote and postcard! I love that you included the awareness ribbons too! That warmed my heart! :)
NatalieW rated for The Power of 3s PC swap - Rnd 6 on Sep 8, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the pc, we share a county we wish to go to.
mchesser12 rated for The Power of 3s PC swap - Rnd 6 on Sep 4, 2021
Comment: Thanks for the San Remo Casino postcard and sharing three places you would like to visit. I have not visited your three choices. I like how you added the reason why you want to visit.
Comment: thank you for the postcard
camelsamba rated for HMPC: Bird love - May on May 28, 2021
Comment: Thanks for the joyful collage! I like to imagine that little bird and the falcon in a happy family :^)
sjbult rated for Paper Napkin Ephemera #1 on May 17, 2021
Comment: So fun! The environment you made was super cool too. Thank you!
Comment: I went to get my mail from my PO box and it was early in the morning - this post card was right on top when I opened the box. I kinda eeked really loud. lol! I love it! Thank you!
Response: Mission accomplished! 😂
atlantian rated for Chunk O Cardboard - March 2021 on May 16, 2021
Comment: Sorry about taking so long to rate. Life got hectic for a bit. I would love to be PC penpals. Your handmade is beautiful.
howdyholly rated for EPUSA: Recycled Paper Projects #1 on May 13, 2021
Comment: Good work! Thank you for all the goodies!
laterdayze rated for Quick Handmade PC #7 on May 11, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the kitty postcard you made!
Comment: Received your postcard today and thank you for it. It is so odd looking. ! I can't make what it represents at all, lol ! You asked me, Have I ever watched Bed knobs & Broomsticks movie? Yes, I have seen it & several times. One of my favorites it is. I had liked Angela Lansberry. Plus, I own it too, hee! I love Disney movies!
arimails rated for Handmade with Love- Jewelry #2 on May 4, 2021
Comment: Emily! These earrings are beautiful, I cannot wait to wear them <3 you're so thoughtful to make them my favorite colors too. Thank you, this really brightened my day
Response: 😊
AliCrafter rated for Paper Napkin Ephemera #1 on May 3, 2021
Comment: Thank you so much for the lovely napkins! I can't wait to use some on my projects!
Comment: I love your ATCs! Thanks for both of them and for the extra bubble paper blanks.

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OrigamiGrace on Oct 19, 2020:

Thank you for the finished JAM and set to finish off!

newrule on Jan 29, 2020:

Hello Emily! Thanks so much for the lovely surprise of washi samples. You didn't have to you know. But I really appreciate it. Take care and see you around!

Hell0Z0mbie on Oct 9, 2017:

LOL I'm only brave on IG because I have my "art" one that's separate from my normal/linked to Facebook one that's associated with my actual name. IRL people don't see my account linked here which is for the best! :P

debtea2 on Jun 8, 2017:

awesome finish on the dragonfly jam thank you and hope to jam with you soon

judgedbyabookscover on Jun 8, 2017:

Thanks for the homer, and the set to work on. They are awesome! I ill keep them moving : )

hibiscus on Feb 26, 2017:

Love those finished jams! So creative!

Candyn29 on Jun 3, 2014:


Meepy on Jul 3, 2013:

Just want to say that it's time to send your surprise packet out!!! ;-) Many greetings

memtree on Jul 28, 2011:

oh wow emily! that is so nice! i wish we could do that more often as so much food does go to waste!

keep up your RAKs :)

Elayne on Jun 10, 2011:

Emily, recieved my swap pkg, thank you for the stickers, charms and the rubber stamps. As soon as I figure out how to rate , you'll have another 5 heart rating!

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