Swap-bot Time: July 18, 2018 12:52 pm


Date Joined: March 11, 2012
Last Online: July 12, 2018
Birthday: December 23
Country: United States

About Me

I'm going to be out of town for a few weeks, but I've got all my swaps sent out. I will rate everyone as soon as I can when I return home.

I'm married and have 1 dog. I'm a teacher. 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:



washi tape

ribbon, lace, fibers

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: Snow Flower and the Secret Fan by Lisa See

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: Outside In Netflix streaming

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.

The Walking Dead, Fear the Walking Dead, 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.


Fabriqueen rated for CALG: Quick Postcard swap on Jul 15, 2018
Comment: Thank you so much for the lovely Eureka Springs PC! We need to go there again soon. Hugs, Diane
laterdayze rated for USAHM: Send a happy card on Jul 11, 2018
Comment: Hello Anita - thank you so much for the card and the beautiful butterfly stickers. I love making cards too but lately just haven't had the time to do much of it. I hope you have a great vacation! The Alaskan cruise sounds amazing! :D
Response: You're welcome! Thanks for the rating!
123Poggy123 rated for RSC - Flowers on Jul 10, 2018
Comment: I love this card & I agree that the black is a nice touch.
Response: I'm glad you like it! Thanks for the heart!
rarjones rated for HC- RED or BLUE on Jul 9, 2018
Comment: Great card! Thanks for swapping with me:)
Response: I'm glad you like it! Thanks for the heart!
PaperPassion rated for RSC - Happy Birthday on Jul 9, 2018
Comment: Anita thank you for the lovely card and the extras.I will put all to good use.
Response: I'm glad you like it! Thanks for the heart!
Comment: Thanks so much for your postcard! I just read your profile- I’m a bookworm also, yet not in the same genres.
Response: Thank you for the heart! I'm always happy to meet another bookworm!
TamiHope rated for RSC - Stars on Jun 27, 2018
Comment: Hi Anita! Love your card and thanks so much for the extras! I, too, went with The Fourth of July route. :-)
Response: I'm glad you like it! Stars in the summer--it just seems appropriate to go patriotic. Thanks for the heart!
mickey7 rated for USAPC- Going on a BIKE Ride on Jun 25, 2018
Comment: I absolutely love my card. I also love the extra papers. Thank you so very much. Happy swapping.
Response: I'm so glad you like it! Thanks for the heart!
ChelleHames rated for SS: Themed Notecard Letter USA on Jun 22, 2018
Comment: I haven't read it yet, so your trip doesn't color my trip. But, I know I'll love it!!! Thanks for hosting!!!
Response: I wonder if we'll have then same dream vacation?! Thanks for the heart!
eel rated for CHWH: Favorite things about spring on Jun 21, 2018
Comment: Hej Anita, Received your resend today. I would have waited for the original mailing...used to work for the PO so I know sometimes mail can end up quite far from its intended destination. Friday I received a piece that was mailed from the US before Christmas! Will be looking up the poem you mentioned as i find the part you quoted quite moving. Happy Spring...almost Summer! eel
Response: I'm so glad it finally arrived! Thanks for being patient, and thanks for the heart!
Comment: I love, love, love this card. Thank you for the book pages for me to use.
Response: I'm so glad you like it! I liked it, too, and I made the same card for another swap! Thanks for the heart!
djcamp04 rated for SS: Handmade Envelopes USA on Jun 20, 2018
Comment: Beautiful envelopes, Anita! The Iris is just too pretty to use. I want to keep it to myself. Mom & Dad raised iris’ to sell for years. And after she was diagnosed with Alz they sold/gave away all their stock. So the envelope has special meaning, thank you! 💜
Response: I'm so glad I made that iris envelope! Thank you for the heart!
123Poggy123 rated for USAHM: Red, White & Blue card on Jun 19, 2018
Comment: This is a lovely card. I love it.
Response: I'm so glad you liked it! Thanks for the heart!
JaneInSD rated for HC- Yellow is the theme on Jun 17, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the pretty sunbeam card and the cute flower stickers. Very good choice for a yellow card! :-)
Response: I'm glad you like it! Thanks for the heart!
bb2 rated for SS- Follow the Sketch! on Jun 15, 2018
Comment: Thank you for both cards! I especially like how you used the Washi tape. I just have to make one of those. Happy summer swapping!
Response: I'm glad you like them! Thanks for the heart!
ChelleHames rated for SS: Spell It Out PC #4 USA on Jun 14, 2018
Comment: Thanks for the AWESOME postcard!!! I'm pretty sure you've taken a picture of me just like that. Except I had on shorts. LOL! I haven't read the words yet, I don't want to make it too easy for me when I write your postcard!
Response: Glad you liked it! I can't remember exactly what pose it was, so you'll have to show me sometime! Thanks for the heart!
Lucine rated for Card Making Challenge #50 on Jun 8, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the nice card, Anita. Spring is awesome:))
Response: You're welcome!
bb2 rated for SS: All the little creatures:) on Jun 4, 2018
Comment: I love this card. That is such a life like stamp of a bee. I had forgotten how great book pages look as a background for cards. Thank you for the butterflies, too.
Response: I'm glad you like it! I like using book pages on cards. Thanks for the heart!
Comment: Love the card, thanks so much.It has a wonderful vintage feel.
Response: I'm glad you like it! I was going for the vintage look! Thanks for the heart!
Comment: beautiful card! Thank you and love the tag too:) thanks for swapping with me.
Response: I'm glad you like it! I love that stamp set. Thanks for the heart!

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