Swap-bot Time: March 20, 2018 2:56 am


Date Joined: June 22, 2013
Last Online: March 19, 2018
Birthday: March 16
Country: United States

About Me

A swapper made me cry today. My partner was totally condescending which stung. Another swapper is threatening a 1 or a 3 because she thinks I flaked. I have NEVER flaked. It was late because I was IN THE HOSPITAL. I can't understand why people swap when they take it all so seriously. Then, I read a swapper's profile that had far more dislikes and don't send me's than anything positive. I just don't understand. This is my first experience and I hopefully the last. I promise I am a cheerful, incredibly patient, and hard pressed to rate down. I play for fun.

I feel compelled to add this: While I certainly appreciate anything that is sent to me, I find that I am getting an overabundance of little bits and pieces of enclosures, some useful but mostly sent on. You don't need to send these little bits to ensure you a heart! All I ask is that is the swap is nicely put together and contains a little note or a profile based picture or something like that - something that makes it personal for me, and that'll land you a nice red heart!!

I am a 57 year old-desperate-to-be-a-grandma! It's taking toooooo long!! I have three daughters, one married, so there's hope. My days are rather quiet, as I am a home-body but love it.

Art and creating are my passions, making invitations, announcements, etc., crocheting (small motifs), learning to tat, journaling, writing, sewing, all paper arts and paper crafts. All sorts of crafty stuff. It gets ridiculous, When the last child left for college, I finally got a room devoted to my flights of fancy. Yay!!

But I also love the literary world, reading, writing, journaling, editing...

HUGE supporter of the written word and snail mail. What would I do without USPS - and, while I am an ardent participator in the digital world, I so much prefer the printed matter contained in crisp envelopes with entrancing stamps (argh on postmarks without stamps, and the ubiquitous flag stamp - not to imply I'm unpatriotic, but given the choice, I have to go with something colorful and fun.) I learned about LWA from another swapper and am proud to say I, too, am now a card-carrying member!

I'm a Pisces, bask in teal and purple, love my fountain pens, roaming endlessly on Pinterest, and organizing all my fun "shtuff." Always looking to learn new art skills. LOVE that I don't have to cook for a family anymore. It takes too much time, and food is so annoying!

Favorite Books

Favorite books include To Kill a Mockingbird; The Secret Life of Bees, Ethan Fromm, loads of Nonfiction - World War I and World War II era, historical fiction. Hard to really pinpoint favorites 'cause I'm all over the place! No mysteries or romances.

Favorite Movies

Big Fish is my favorite, Steel Magnolias, Friendship's Field, Gone with the Wind, To Kill a Mockingbird, Mama Mia, Wallace and Grommit, Agnes Brown, Hector and the Pursuit of Happiness, and many more.

TV - I love Madam Secretary, Code Black. I watch programs on NetFlix,the only problem there is that once you watch the episodes they have for a particular series that's it and you have to wait FOREVER for a new season to come out! Love Call the Midwife, Foyle's War. Like TED talks, and Booktalk, and Judge Judy!!

Yays and Boos

YAYS: the ocean, rain, anything art, waltz music, indi music, children's picture books (good literature -my favorite author/illustrator is Arnold Lobel), tulips, daffodils, apple blossoms, mexican cuisine, hershey kisses, white cake with ridiculously sweet buttercream frosting, baking bread, all kinda cats big and small, mousies, tigers, camels, squirrels, peacocks, windmills (like Holland's), history, reading, beautiful ranges of colors in my inks, paints, chalks, glitters, etc., thrift stores and flea markets, used bookstores, live performances on stage or in concert, psychological thrillers, metal embellishments like charms, cleverness....

BOOS: California summer weather, chocolate cake, rock 'n roll, rap, harsh music, cooking, disaster or shoot'em up movies; I detest grocery shopping , board games, snakes, girly motifs and overboard pinkie, anime, unreliable people, injustice, cartoonish, crude things, dogs, kawaii, hello kitty,"modern art," coffee... But really anything is fine, just in moderation.


I've pretty well covered likes and dislikes, but I see other profiles have a bit on what they prefer to receive in swaps. To be quite honest, I would love anything that I have the privilege of receiving. I respect that everyone has their own style and their own ideas of what is "good" or "bad." Surprises make it fun. However, as I am told I need this, here goes:

Unusual Playing card jokers! especially foreign

Product Labels and any sort of logo art (this can be clothing, food, non-food items....)

World War II anything (World War I would be even better!)

neat pens (gel, metallic, fine points...)

embossing powder

Anything pertaining to Holland motif

Washi Tape (who doesn't love washi?)

Ephemera and embellishments

Peacocks; big Game animals like Tigers, Lions, Elephants, Giraffes; Squirrels, Camels and kitties. ADDED 2-6-18; foxes, frogs and knitting (I'm working on projects for my daughters)

Color choice doesn't matter, though I am partial to teal and purple


Tea bags (the packaging not for the tea itself)

Mules, but not donkeys

Parodies of American Gothic

Renditions of See no Evil, Speak no Evil, Hear no Evil in illustrative or photo format


Love unusual papers

Patterns or instructions for an usual envelope or craft or card idea


No Hello Kitty stuff or Sponge Bob, Kawaii, please

Cute Mice

Die Cuts - esp seahorse and frame types

No allergies / bad flavors black licorice and watermelon - yuck!

Novelty brads

Surprises / cleverness/ creativity

Amaze me

The icing on the cake: a letter (long or short) included with swap. Now THAT really makes my day!

If you don't receive my swap for whatever reason, PLEASE let me know, and like others, I will resend or otherwise fix the problem.


sugabb rated for Washi Tape Sample Swap - March on Mar 19, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the tapes and goodies! I don’t know how I never thought of it but folding the tape so you can actually find the edge easily is genius!
Comment: Thanks for the nice card and extras!
Comment: thank you for the great die cuts! I love them!
Comment: Thank you so much for the card and goodies. And that adorable little paperclip! So cute! ..I don't know why but little things to me are too precious, haha.
meeltje57 rated for WIYM: Die Cut/Punches Swap - Int'l on Mar 14, 2018
Comment: Perfect punches, lovely colors. So great to get so many different ones. Very inspiring, but also very tricky to get greedy ❤(◕‿◕)❤ Gonna put many of them in my treasure album.
Response: Let me know which ones you like and I'll send you some mored
CatieCat388 rated for Crazy Cat Lady Note Card #2 on Mar 9, 2018
Comment: Thank you so very much.
Comment: Thank you for sharing your day. You forgot to put the name of the swap on the card or the decorated envie.
Comment: Thanks for the nice magpie journal ! Will gladly swap again soon !
Comment: Thank you for your card with different animals. I appreciate the stamps used.
Bhindblueeyes rated for Favorite Moment A Day on Feb 20, 2018
Comment: So much enjoyment I had reading through your journal. It was so lovely. Thank you for keeping my apprised of its arrival, and I hope you are fully healed / recovered! Thank you for the extras, too. I have yet to go through them, but I know I can put them to good use once I open them up!! Thank you for joining!!!
Response: Whew what a January! I was glad to share it with you. Thanks for hanging in there with me!
DaiziDruke rated for easy 25 sticker swap on Feb 19, 2018
Comment: What a wonderful letter and such a fun and varied selection of stickers! I appreciate everything including the extras! Thank you so much! ❤️ The decorated envie was a bonus!
Response: So glad you enjoyed my swap! Thanks for the nice heart,too!
CraftyMommaonaBUDGET rated for My Super List swap # 2 on Feb 6, 2018
Comment: Thank you and love how you presented your lists. Thanks again Love the note pads, and great pens finally a pen i can write with lol. I am a leftie and very picky about my pens. All my pens dried out after only a few months, yikes, i write a lot. I will be messaging you sooon, for some reason i cannot get into them all week.
Response: Thank you so very much for the heart inspite of the difficulty I had getting this swap to you. I'm glad you liked the pens. All three of my daughter's are lefties so I know what you mean! I look forward to swapping again in the future :)
noone7212 rated for Christmas Cards to share #1 on Jan 31, 2018
dartha rated for TIAZ: One Word Swap on Jan 31, 2018
Comment: OMG you spoiled me - THANK YOU so much! Of course I love the snoopy goodies, and WOW I've never seen the Year of the Rat disk, and thank you for the 1776-1976 50 cent piece - you are so sweet!!! thank you, darla
Comment: Thank you for your lovely letter and all the different butterflies. I wish 2018 evolves in a beautiful butterfly.
Allymayblackaby rated for Letter About My Life... on Jan 29, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful envelope and letter ❤️ Expect a return letter soon.
MargieP rated for Favorite Color on Jan 27, 2018
Comment: AliCrafter, I finally got it !!! Thank you for everything !! I love it !!
Jcqln rated for MJS: Magpie Journal Supplies on Jan 27, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the items and Annelinde girls
Comment: Thank you for the magpie journal! Its so cute! I love how each page is so differently filled.
Norajane rated for Just Randomness on Jan 21, 2018
Comment: Thank you so much for all the fun things!

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CurlyTea on Mar 19, 2018:

Happy Birthday!

kfaye on Dec 14, 2017:

Hi! I got package #11 on day 11!!! Great timing, haha! I LOVE the Alice In Wonderland stamp set!!! Thank you SO much :D You are sweet <3

naturenerd3 on Dec 5, 2017:

Welcome to Pockets and Flips USA

katmiller on Nov 28, 2017:

Thank you for the paperclips! That was so sweet of you to send me some back to add to my collection! :) I will have to look at thrift shops for more!! I really appreciate it! -Katelynn

Bananers on Jul 18, 2017:

Thank you for the great mystery bag!!

ladydy5 on Jun 20, 2017:

Welcome back and to our group Make an Envelope

btbeth on May 27, 2017:

My messages to you are still unread. I mailed the tag a week ago. Please confirm that you got the TIAZ group You Choose tag, thanks!

LauraM540 on May 26, 2017:

Thanks for feeding my washing addiction with the incredible baggie of samples for the you choose tag! Have a great weekend

RyeRye on Jun 24, 2016:

Thanks for joining Inspiration Station!

montigneyrules on Nov 4, 2015:

I saw your comment about my swap being fun, I appreciate the excitement. (Guess What's in the Envelope)

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