Swap-bot Time: April 21, 2021 8:07 am


Date Joined: March 11, 2012
Last Online: April 20, 2021
Birthday: December 23
Country: United States

About Me

I'm married and have 1 dog and 2 cats. I'm a teacher librarian. I love to travel.

Please! If you don't receive a swap from me, let me know and I will be happy to re-send. I have found that the USPS cannot be trusted. They even returned to me the entire top inch of an envelope I sent, the rest of which was just lost due to their machine tearing it up.

If you receive something from me with postage due, please tell me and I will reimburse you for it.

Please rate me--I want to know that you received my swap because I DO NOT flake!

Likes / Dislikes

While I like anything that a person is nice enough to send me, I don't particularly care for cartoon-themed items or country/western items.

And please, no friendship books, decos, etc.--I don't swap those.

My favorite color is red, but I like all colors.

Following are some particular likes:

notecards, handmade or store-bought

stationery, handmade or store-bought

washi tape--any design, any size

ribbon, lace, fibers--any length

Favorite Crafts

I'm not an artist by any means, but I love to make greeting cards and other paper crafts like bookmarks. Pinterest has provided me with much inspiration! Thanks to Swap-bot, I've gotten interested in ATCs, inchies, and altered books/notebooks!

I also love to cross-stitch--I guess because I can't draw pretty pictures, I get some satisfaction out of stitching them.

Favorite Books

Currently Reading: How to Be an Anti-Racist by Ibram X. Kendi

Favorite book? I just love books period. If I could make a living by reading, I'd be in heaven! I'm a long time Stephen King fan. I enjoy several different genres, but I tend to lean toward fantasy-- alternate realities, dystopian societies, mythical creatures, etc. I'm not a big fan of westerns or nonfiction, though, especially not self-help. I'm in a book club that meets once a month.

Favorite Music

I like alternative music best. Alanis Morissette, Muse, Florence + the Machine, Hurts, Of Monsters and Men, Mumford and Sons, Sia, etc. But I also like 80's music, some Pop music (but not teen-agery music like Justin Bieber), classical sometimes, some hard rock. I'm not a fan of country music, but there are a few country songs I like.

Favorite Movies

Latest movie watched: The Climb Netflix DVD

I love going to the movies. I just love the dark theater, the big screen, the loud sound, and the popcorn! I always go with my sister and husband. I prefer horror, action/adventure, thriller, mystery, sci-fi, and drama more than comedy and romantic. But I'll go see those as well. I also like foreign films and don't mind reading subtitles. Some of the best movies I've seen are foreign. I like some old movies, but I don't tend to be drawn to those.

Favorite Television

The TV keeps me company. I don't necessarily need to be watching it, but I like having it on. However, I do have several shows that I love.

Amazing Race, Vikings, NCIS, Big Bang Theory, This is Us, Doctor Who, The Great British Baking Show, and The Graham Norton Show--I know I'm leaving some out, but those are the ones that are on right now that I watch. Some shows that I love that have been or will soon be cancelled are Grimm, Fringe, Psych, Warehouse 13, Alphas, Longmire, Almost Human, Being Human, and Firefly.


arimails rated for Photo Scavenger Hunt 3 on Apr 18, 2021
Comment: Thank you for sharing! I especially love the glitter photo- so pretty!!
Response: I'm glad you liked the pictures! Thanks for the heart!
AbbyGailsCorner rated for RSC - Welcome Spring on Apr 18, 2021
Comment: Anita, such a pretty card! I love hydrangeas too. I watched a You Tube video and did some hydrangea cuttings last fall and kept them in a mini greenhouse all winter. Going to try to plant them and see what actually rooted. I hope I get 1 or 2 viable plants. If not, it is to the plant store I go!
Response: I'm glad you like it! I wish I was a better gardener so I could have a yard full of beautiful flowers. I hope.yoyr cuttings took root. Thanks for the heart!
Comment: Thanks for the lovely envelopes!
Response: You're welcome. Thanks for the heart!
Comment: I love this story! So short yet so meaningful!!! Have a lovely day!
Response: Flash fiction is new for me, so I'm glad you liked it! Thanks for the heart!
Loosefolia rated for Haiku for You on Apr 16, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the lovely haiku! <3
Response: You're welcome! I'm glad you like it. Thanks for the heart!
hegel rated for Photo Scavenger Hunt 3 on Apr 13, 2021
Comment: Thanks for pics! I have a cat too! :) greets for Bindi!
Response: Thanks for the heart! I just love sweet little kitty cat paws!
lrm1980 rated for Photo Scavenger Hunt 3 on Apr 10, 2021
Comment: Loved seeing your photos! Those kitty feet!! <3
Response: Kitty feet are so sweet! I'm glad you liked the photos. Thanks for the heart!
susieq40 rated for CMF-Design a Thank You Card on Apr 10, 2021
Comment: Anita, glad you're back..the card is so cute..hope all is well with you. ❤️❤️
Response: Thank you! It's good to be back! I'm glad you like the card. Thanks for the heart!
Naeco rated for Haiku for You on Apr 8, 2021
Comment: It was beautiful! I love the accompanying photo, too. Thank you (:
Response: I'm so glad you like it! My irises are just starting to bloom. The purple ones are in full bloom, but I can just see some plum color peeking out from the green on the others. Thanks for the heart!
Zander rated for YTPC: Simple Tea Bag Pockets on Jan 14, 2021
Comment: Thank you so much for the lovely tea bag pockets and all the extras, love the sugar skulls!
Response: I'm glad you like them! And I'm glad they finally arrived. I was going to re-do them this weekend. Thanks for the heart!
renmagpie rated for USAPC: 3 Elements #40 on Dec 26, 2020
Comment: This is such a beautifully done ATC! Thank you so much - and thank you for the holiday card too. xoxo
Response: I'm so glad you like it! Thanks for the heart!
Gobarb rated for One Sheet Wonder on Dec 18, 2020
Comment: Thank you so much for the beautiful card. I really like the snowflake vellum. I also appreciate that you sent the OSW for me to use. I certainly will do that! I really love doing them!
Response: I'm glad you like it! I enjoyed doing this OSW, too. Thanks for the heart!
peipeicl rated for EPUSA- Washi Tape Christmas Tags on Dec 9, 2020
Comment: Beautiful tags! love them all and the washi samples! Thank you <3<3 <3 Merry Christmas!
Response: You're welcome! I'm glad you like them. Merry Christmas to you, too!
123Poggy123 rated for RSC - Christmas Tags on Dec 5, 2020
Comment: What a wonderful assortment of Christmas tags. I love every one of them. Thank you so much for such a great swap.
Response: I'm so glad you like them! Thanks for the heart! Merry Christmas!
JazD rated for UHM:Make one Unsigned Christmas card on Dec 4, 2020
Comment: I love this card. Thank you so much. Happy Holidays.
Response: I'm glad you like it! I think the foil is so pretty. Thanks for the heart and happy holidays!
Comment: Oh my goodness....such cute, tiny envelopes! Absolutely adorbs! Thank you!
Response: Thank you! I'm glad you like them. They are so cute. Thanks for the heart!
Vickyen rated for SMSUSA: Handmade Holiday Postcard on Dec 1, 2020
Comment: Hi Anita! Thank you for the beautiful handmade pc! I can see it starting as a lovely card but so glad it ended as a pc! Merry Christmas to you and yours! Please stay safe and wishing you all the best! Hugs and Happy Swapping! ;)
Response: I'm glad you like it! Thanks for the heart, and Happy Holidays!
Magenta3 rated for Mae- Your creativity! on Nov 27, 2020
Comment: Thanks for the fun envelopes.
Response: You're welcome. Thanks for rating.
BLUR rated for ManE: THREE Old Calendar Envelopes! on Nov 25, 2020
Comment: Love the collage pictures! And love the scalloped envelope idea! <3 Thank you!
Response: I'm glad you like them! Thanks for the heart!
Comment: I love this smaller size for a slimline card. I may have to borrow this idea. It is great. Love the card.
Response: I'm glad you like it! Thanks for the heart!

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arimails on Apr 8, 2021:

Haiku For you

Thank for joining :)

Hello my dear friend// Let's make today a good one// Lots of love to send

Naeco on Apr 8, 2021:

Oh, that was that a picture you took from your garden? Spring is so nice, I was just looking at the flowers blooming outside (: They have a whole variety of pansies planted around here.

tiger1i1y on Apr 8, 2021:

Hello! This is the poem I wrote for the Haiku for You swap. I hope you like it.

~ ~ ~ ~ ~

A misty morning

Tiny water droplets cling

to the cool spring breeze

WavesofJoy on Apr 6, 2021:

Haiku For You swap

Hello, Anita! This is my very first haiku, hope you like it.

Haiku name: Dew Drops

Beads of water race

To the tip of leaves and stop

For a while, then drop.

I love your job title! Combines two of the professions I admire. Have a nice day.

-Hilori :)

rarjones on Sep 22, 2020:

Hope your day was extra special :)

ladydy5 on Sep 6, 2020:

Welcome to our group to Make an Envelope Enjoy!

Heirloom on Sep 1, 2020:

** USA Happy Mail group! **

Heirloom on Dec 31, 2019:

From the USA Happy Mail group

lemooon on Nov 30, 2019:

Wishing you all the best!


ChelleHames on May 20, 2019:

Thank you for the super cute llama stationary set! I love it! It is very awesome! And, you are very awesome!!!

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