Swap-bot Time: December 7, 2023 12:00 pm


Date Joined: December 30, 2008
Last Online: April 19, 2021
Birthday: February 21
Country: United States

About Me

Well, our poor little post office has been having a hard time... please forgive any lateness or slowness. I have been assured the mail gods are doing what they can to sort out posting on time.

** If you do not get a swap, please send me a direct email (dyp_embellishments@hotmail.com) . My messages have been stuck on NEW! For well over a decade, yes, I have been swapping on here that long, lol)

I open all of my swaps in batches with my daughter (10.) We open them as a family activity. She LOVES seeing all of your cards and art! (She also steals the stickers and extras lol)

I am a substitute teacher and loving it. It leaves me exhausted at the end of the day, but so well worth it to know I amd helping our overburdened education system and littles. :)

Mom Artist Goofball Professional henna artist (I doodles on people with mud!)

Loves: the color green, cultures, art, cute things, funny things, fanciful things, silly things, animals, bugs, patterns, naughty things, weird things.

Crude humor makes me laugh but I dislike blood and gore.

(I watch Walking Dead for the story and laugh at the jokes but I strongly dislike the violence and gore.)

DISLIKES: politics, racists, violence, "in" trendy things like the words "shaby chic." Poorly done artwork labeled "abstract."

OFFENSIVE: Please do NOT send me Christian or Catholic things.


While I appreciate all cards I receive, I prefer hand drawn / hand painted / hand colored cards. As much as I hate to be picky and mean, sticker slapped cards will receive a poor rating.

I do not care for rubber stamped images unless they are artistically painted / colored.

I appreciate any card where the maker has placed time and effort and happiness. :)

What you can expect from me as a swap partner: Every card I make is 100% hand drawn and painted. I try to make my cards before my swap partners are assigned so I can mail swaps out asap. If I should ever be late I will message my partner to let them know. (Hopefully that will never happen!)

I put 100% effort into all of my trades.

My goal is to make you smile when you receive your card. I tend to draw cute, happy, lighthearted subjects. (And often tastefully naughty. .. lol)

Please do not feel the need to tuck goodies into my package, I give hearts for things I love, things that are well done and things that make me smile, not extras. :)


Henna, watercolor, zentangles /dangles and doodles. atcs, crochet, nalebinding

Favorite artists

William-Adolphe Bouguereau

Yoshitaka Amano

Tony DiTerlizzi

Brian Froud

John William Waterhouse

Ambassador Promise

As an official Swap-bot Ambassador I promise to:

Mail swaps out on time, if something should pop up that prevents mail from going out, I will contact my partner and coordinator asap.

I will NEVER click "sent" before I actually mail a swap.

I will rate quickly, fairly and per Swap-bot rules.

Resolve issues quickly and in a friendly manner.

Keep the love of Swap-bot alive. :-)

Favorite things

Funny naughty things Watercolor Tea Vikings Kilts (men in kilts- yummo) Snails Turtles Ferrets Poodles Hedgehogs Squirrels Peacocks Kawaii Norway and Scandinavia

Postcard themes I love,

Anything on my like list Humor... Love love a good hilarious card Funny, naughty, silly themes Art postcards Cute Coloring Please nothing Christian. Buddha's, Krishna, Ganesha, hindu are are awesome!

a note about my handwriting

I try hard to never handwrite because my handwriting is horrendous. I am very insecure about it.

I feel like handwriting is a lost art and I am trying to improve my penmanship skills.

I also can not spell. Please forgive the boo boos, chicken scratches and dipply woos. Please know your handwritten parcel is helping me learn to write better.

I also promise to never join a penpal swap for this reason lol.

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My children:

Lilleandra: 10

October 2020- I am now a substitute teacher! Whoooooot!

10 years on Swap bot! Whooot


DinkySparkle rated for The power of flowers ATC-usa on Apr 29, 2021
Comment: Amazing ATCs! I don't have anything like these in my collection. The colors are so bright. I love these so much. Thank you.
lyssathemermaid rated for Quirky & Kooky ATCs USA on Apr 26, 2021
Comment: Finally got this today!! :-) so so cute! I love it, and your note def made me giggle- so happy it got here safely, brightened my day <3
suuslk rated for COLOR Me Happy ATC #3 (Red) on Mar 25, 2021
Comment: Thank you so much!!! I love it! And also all the lovely extra’s
Fullsteampowell rated for F-Bomb ATC Swap #2 on Mar 19, 2021
Comment: I was going to make a joke about being disappointed that the ATC didn’t have a flamingo on it, but who’m I kidding? Fuck Wizard is perfect.
MuggleMom rated for COLOR Me Happy ATC #2 (Green) on Mar 3, 2021
Comment: Aloha and thank you for ATC. I've never heard of negative watercolor paintings. I have no drawing skills so I envy all that do. Thank you for the HP ephemera - I've got an art project in mind for it! xxMuggleMom
Comment: Your ATC is amazing! Love it! Thanks so much
Comment: So things that vomit rainbows are the BEST! I love the cat!!! And the heart flowers are so cute! Perfect and wonderful! Your art is in my permanent collection:) Thank you!
TaraBird rated for Quirky & Kooky ATCs USA on Mar 1, 2021
Comment: Absolutely LOVE the flamingo with a mohawk and it's even better knowing the story. Thank you!!
Fry rated for ATCs - Affirmations for the New Year on Feb 20, 2021
Comment: I love the colors you used and thank you for sharing with me. Here's to an awesome 2021!
Shoreart rated for ATCs - Profile Surprise on Feb 20, 2021
Shoreart rated for COLOR Me Happy ATC #1 (Purple) on Feb 16, 2021
Comment: I love your self made stickers!! Thanks for all the goodies too.
Comment: I hate to give a negative rating but I haven’t received anything or any response to my attempts to contact you. If there are extenuating circumstances please let me know.
Response: Probably stuck in a snowdrift somewhere. Hopefully it arrives before spring. I would appreciate a rerate when it does arrive. Messages on here are broken, (so I missed your message on the 8th.)Updated my profile to reflect that. Happy swapping
Comment: Thank you Kaci, These are amazing!
Mara1193 rated for metraveller ATC series: Butterflies on Feb 12, 2021
Comment: Thanku so much for the pretty atc! You are very talented! Q
Comment: Thanks Kacy! I love the creativity of this and the envelope was adorable! <3
Comment: I love, love, love your bulldog! So fun!! I'm still smiling about it. :)
Comment: Thanks for the ATC and extra butterflies! I always appreciate hand painted!
Lilyhax rated for Merry Christmas Card Swap #7 on Jan 25, 2021
Comment: Happy New Year.
denisedecker58 rated for Merry Christmas - card swap on Jan 22, 2021
Comment: Thank you! This card just arrived in my mailbox this week even though it was postmarked December 21st!!
thequilterslink rated for Quickie ATC #27 - USA on Jan 17, 2021
Comment: Thank you, love the Atcs, they are great!

Rating Overview

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4.9946 636 32 35
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Bohochick on Feb 12, 2021:

Check your inbox please. I sent you a message. 😊

swiftbrooks on Jan 15, 2021:

Hey There! I sent you a message on 1/4 to see if my Top Hat swap ever arrived? Please let me know if I need to send a resend and I will get right on it. Thanks!

wolfeagle on Dec 24, 2020:


OrigamiGrace on Apr 1, 2019:

From CPG!


moonlightlaura on Jun 20, 2018:

Hi! I sent you a private message. Just wanted to let you know! Have a great day!

myshoesdontmatch on Sep 28, 2015:

Thanks for the super cool swap-bot PC with your beautiful zentangled design. im jelly of your skills! :D ♥

allthingsregency on Sep 28, 2015:

Thank you for the postcard from the RAK!

Onaki on Aug 19, 2015:

anrtist on Aug 5, 2015:

AMAZING MAIL ART GROUP has a ~B I N G O ~ Game starting SUNDAY if you wanna play! Just check in the group and select your words, say you're in & pm me your list! ;-)
ENJOY!!! Blessings, cc

racheljohnson on Jul 2, 2015:

Hi! I posted your Ambassador Intro on the blog! Let me know if you'd like me to add anything. Thank you for being an excellent swapper and ambassador!

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