Swap-bot Time: January 23, 2018 10:01 am


Date Joined: January 31, 2010
Last Online: January 22, 2018

Country: United States

About Me

I've been married for 53 years to the love of my life and my best friend! (Where does the time go?) He's great, and is always on the lookout for interesting things for me to use in my crafting! After being without "pets" for a year (the dog and cat were 14 when they passed away, and we miss them!) we stepped out and adopted a beautiful 1 year old orange stripped tabby cat from the shelter. "Taco" is learning his manners, but is smart (aren't all our "children" just the smartest?) and has brought joy and a lot of humor to our household.

Things I Like:

Chocolate is a favorite (natch!!) and I enjoy a good cup of tea which I have in one of my tea pots by the fire each night! (I like all flavors of tea, but camomile is NOT a favorite :)) I love to read. (see below).

I collect cookbooks/recipes, tea pots/cups, and antique dishes. I like to sew quilts, aprons, tea cozies, and other "simple" quick sewing projects.

I like vintage ephemera, hand made papers, pretty paper of all kinds, nature items (like leaves/small shells, etc.), Asian images, small embellishments for cards (buttons, charms, beads, vintage items, flowers, etc.), tea, tea cups/tea pots, and bird (especially rooster) images. I also like sheep images, (we raise Dorsets, and they're all white). Die cuts are a favorite.... AND PAPER.... did I say paper?? I love all kinds, textures, patterned, plain, bright, soft..... you get the picture!

Favorite Colors:

I like all colors, but fall colors and natural colors (browns, creams, yellows/orange/reds) are a favorite)... I'm really not choosy every color has a place in my work! :)


I like all kinds of card magazines (Stamper Sampler, Card Crafting, Paper Craft, etc.), enjoy cooking and cook books/magazines using "down to earth" basic ingredients (like Taste of Home magazines), and like to read: light hearted contemporary novels (Mrs. Polifax, The Cat Who....), good Christian fiction (Dee Henderson, Karen Kingsbury and such) and STAMPING MAGAZINES (of course!!). We don't have TV.... so reading and crafting are my "pass-times"!!

Things I Dislike:

"Cutesy" Images (like Hello Kitty,etc.). Please do not send me dark or risque images, please, nothing Halloween. Wholesome images only, please. Though I like most all kinds of tea, Camomile is NOT a favorite. Thanks!


If you don't receive a swap from me......please, please, please pm me!! I want to be sure everyone gets what I promised to send to them!! The mail sometimes is "funny" :) (I guess) and so I would rather re-send something than have you go without or be disappointed!


Flaked on by @VintageDreams for the Colored Owl Series: Brown Owl ATC

Received wonderful ATC from Angel @SherriB for the Brown Owl Swap! Thanks so much!

How to make links, etc.!

(Instructions for me! Taken from TPD group forum..... with many thanks!)

to link type:

[name you want to see] (URL of what you want to link)

remove the space between the end bracket and the beginning parenthases.

if I want to link the homepage to Scraptopia I would type:

[Scraptopia]remove the spaces here(http://www.swap-bot.com/group/7d4c6bdacb401445fdc2260f833421fd/about)

Clicky link for a web page:

[any text that will become the link] (the web page address starting from the http bit) written without the space between the last bracket and the first parenthesis. Like this but without the space:

[This is a link] (http://xkcd.com/) .

A picture:

! [any text if you want, can also be left blank but the brackets need to be there anyway] (the link to the picture starting from the http bit and ending in jpg or whatever the picture format is) written without the extra spaces.

! [The Nerdy plushie I made] (http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4092/5114738623_a61ebd58cf.jpg) .


Add a dash and a space before each line.


TamiHope rated for Handmade Floral Card on Mar 9, 2017
Comment: WOW Patty, not one but two gorgeous floral cards!! They are both beautiful and I feel so lucky to be the one who received them! Thank you very much!!
Response: Thank YOU for the heart and the rating! It was fun to "get back into the swing of things" and make these. Thanks for your generous comments.
123Poggy123 rated for RSC: Stamping with leaves on Oct 26, 2016
Comment: Oh my goodness, what a swap I received today from you. The swap requirement was to send one card for me to use. You sent two beautiful cards & two wonderful tags. I wish I could give more than one heart. Thank you so much.
Response: Wow.... that arrived fast! So happy that you liked everything. I just was "having fun" and kept going.... thanks for hosting such a fun swap. And thanks for the heart and the rating.
bb2 rated for CF Fall 5,4,3,2,1 Swap on Oct 15, 2016
Comment: Thank you for the wonderful package of fall papers, envelopes, die cuts, ribbon, and stickers. So, so very pretty and packed so nicely. I feel blessed with this special package!
Response: So happy you liked it! Happy crafting!!
Moosecastle rated for TPD Mystery Supply Swap #7 on Jun 16, 2016
Comment: Love these swaps!!!
Response: Yes, I enjoy these swaps also! Thanks for the rating and the heart.
shirleyinCA rated for USAPC: Send Paper Stuff #3 on May 16, 2016
Comment: What a huge, fun assortment of paper items! Love the diets and so many unique papers! Thanks so much.
Response: So happy you like them, and hope you have fun crafting with them! Thanks so much for the heart and the rating!
DixieDiane rated for USAPC: 3x4 paper swap on Apr 16, 2016
Comment: TKS TONS PATTY-LOVE THE PAPER and extras♥ Hope you and family (including the fuzzy ones) are doing well
Response: So happy you like them and can have fun creating with them! Yes, all's well here, the lambs are enjoying spring and are soooooo tired by the end of the day. Thanks for the rating and the heart.
Created46 rated for TPD - Mystery Supply #6 on Mar 10, 2016
Comment: So stunning I love the notebook holder. I have to admit this is the first time a neon paper really worked for me in a design. Thank you for the care you took in crafting this for me.
Response: So happy you liked it! Thanks so much for the rating and the heart! Happy crafting!!
Comment: Thanks so much for the lovely card and seeds. Everything looks beautiful!!
Response: Glad they arrived and hope they'll bring smiles for you! Thanks for the heart and the rating!
Comment: Such a beautiful card,and envie! Thanks for the package of seeds,too. What a great idea!
Response: Hope they bring smiles all summer long! Thanks for the heart and the rating!
JocysMom rated for Valentine's Day Card on Feb 1, 2016
Comment: Thank you for the lovely card and extras!
Response: I'm happy you liked them... thanks for the heart and the rating!
rivermaiden rated for PP: Paper Destash on Jan 29, 2016
Comment: Thank you!
Response: You're welcome..... thanks to you for the heart and the rating!
TamiHope rated for Shades of Blue on Jan 23, 2016
Comment: Hi Patty! I love the cards you sent! They are beautiful. Thanks for being a part of this swap! Tami
Response: Thanks.... it's great to be back to crafting again!! Thanks so much for the heart and the rating, I'm so happy you liked them.
Created46 rated for TPD: Autumn NC *Ed 13/9* on Sep 22, 2015
Comment: Wow this is a stunning card.
Response: Thank You!! So happy you like it... thanks for the rating and the heart.
Lisapotterylady rated for Paper Destash- U.S. Only on Aug 29, 2015
Comment: Wow - such a great selection of beautiful papers!
Response: Happy you like them.... Thanks for the heart and the rating! Enjoy using them!!
rarjones rated for More Flowers on Aug 3, 2015
Comment: nice card:) thanks for the extras too. Always nice to have a cup of tea at the end of day:) enjoy your summer.
Response: Thank you for the heart and the rating. I though you could enjoy a "cup of tea" as you wrote a card to someone special! Happy crafting.
Comment: Thank you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Response: You are so very welcome! Thanks for the heart and the rating.
MiRdLHWY43 rated for TPD~Mystery item substitute swap on Jul 13, 2015
Comment: I love the beautiful card. The use of the gears mixed with the flowers is very pretty. Thank you so much!
Response: Thank you for the rating and the heart! This was a bit of a challenge for me, I've not done Steam-punk before.... but glad you like the final outcome. Enjoy!
butterflylady rated for RSC - Christmas in June on Jun 19, 2015
Comment: Thk you for the lovely card and the extra's. I love everything. Happy Swapping. Love and prayers, Sandra
Response: Thanks for the rating and the heart! I'm so glad you like everything. Happy Crafting!!
susieq40 rated for The color Red on May 12, 2015
Comment: Love the red card, always loves balloons....thanks for extras.
Response: Glad you like it! Thanks for the heart and the rating.
JocysMom rated for Spring Flowers on Apr 27, 2015
Response: Thank you for the rating and the heart! Happy crafting!

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choke on Jan 23, 2017:

Thank you so much for the adorable thank you card! It put a big smile on my face to receive it! I have that same little Asian girl stamped image and it gives me lots of inspiration on how to use it. I really appreciate it and am glad you enjoyed the envelopes!

BeckyG56 on Jan 20, 2017:

What a cute card I received in the mail. I'm glad to see the stamps in use. The card is adorable!

BeckyG56 on Jan 15, 2017:

I'm glad you liked the stamps! Enjoy using them. I'm glad you will be able use the stamps.

snailmaillover on May 5, 2016:

Thank you for my wonderful surprise of a card, note, and paper pieces!! Made my day! Thank you :)

TereDiane1954 on Nov 1, 2015:

Heartfelt prayers for you and your family! He is greater than any trial or sorrow♥

HappyDayMail on Mar 20, 2015:

I'm delighted you enjoyed receiving your goodies. It's so nice to be able to share one's bounty with a fellow "sister." Blessings to ya!

snailmaillover on Jan 30, 2015:

Thank you SO much for your very generous RAK!! Totally made my day!! And will make keeping my New Years resolution (to not buy any stationery all year) so much easier!! Thank you again!

ArtyBeth3 on Jan 29, 2015:

Patty, thank you for sharing your great score on colorful envies! You were very generous to send such a HUGE package, for your CF RAK. Hugs, ~ Beth

bb2 on Dec 28, 2014:

Thank you so much for the Christmas card and inspiration you sent. Your cards are so pretty! Happy New Year!

bb2 on Nov 27, 2014:

Happy Thanksgiving and thank you for remembering me in prayer. I love the cards you make and enjoy your encouraging messages. God bless your day.

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