Swap-bot Time: October 22, 2018 3:38 pm


Date Joined: January 15, 2009
Last Online: October 21, 2018
Birthday: May 7
Country: United States

About Me

I am Beth from Oregon, USA. I'm married with no children, but we do have a small cat who brings us great joy & a little fur or is that great fur & a little joy?! =^..^=

I am a born-again Christian. Jesus Christ is my Savior.

Random things I enjoy:

  • Rock/mineral hunting on beaches and "in the middle of nowhere."
  • Getting together with friends for fellowship and card games.
  • Organizing my craft room.
  • Keeping the lost art of letter writing alive by writing to my pen pals all over the world.
  • "Treasure hunting" at thrift stores, garage sales, and estate sales, and finding cool paper crafting or letter writing items.
  • Receiving colorful snail mail in decorated envelopes (white ones are so boring!)
  • Sending colorful snail mail to brighten people's days!
  • Song birds singing their sweet songs.
  • Meeting other Christians who enjoy my love of paper arts and/or writing letters.
  • Cats (meow!)
  • Watching YouTube paper crafting videos.

Favorite Crafts

I LOVE playing with pretty papers, washi tapes, stamps, pens, markers, etc. I use them to make cards and envelopes for swapping, writing to my pen pals, and for encouraging and blessing my Christian friends.

I also love:

  • Decorating plain envelopes with colorful washi tapes. There is no excuse for sending boring white envelopes when we have washi tape! :)

  • Hosting swaps to get people to be creative with their pretty papers and washi tapes, besides just hoarding them. It helps me too!! ;)

FAVORITE THEMES: Flowers, song birds, cats, butterflies, dragonflies, tea/coffee, postal or pen pal related (mailboxes/letters/postage stamps/snails*/pens). I love these same themes in a whimsical flair. * whimsical snails only please.

FAVORITE COLORS: All the happy, colorful ones! LOL. I prefer bright colors (not neon) over khaki and beige tones. My "go-to" colors right now seem to be pink, green, and blue; however, it doesn't mean that I won't be happy with other colors too. For metallics, I prefer gold over silver.

Wish List

[If you have any of my wish list items and would like to set up a private swap, send me a PM. I'll see what I might have in my stash that you might like for a trade.]

  • UNUSED USA POSTAGE: Vintage (the kind you have to lick or glue to seal) or the current self stick kind.
  • WASHI TAPE: I've started an "All things Washi" journal that I'm putting snippets of washi tapes received (and purchased), along washi cards & envies, so I'd love to receive all sorts of washi tapes (except the themes on my dislikes list. :)
  • STAMPIN' UP CARD STOCK: Any color (at least A2 folded card size).
  • STAMPED biblical verses
  • YOUR HANDMADE CARD CREATIONS: I especially enjoy fun folds, pocket letters, or fancy folds card techniques. I like them for inspiration.
  • TEA: I prefer green tea varieties (jasmine, toasted rice, and other "earthy" ones); I enjoy tropical additives (figs, pineapple, etc.). (See tea dislikes below.)
  • STARBUCKS: A $5 gift card so I can enjoy a tall caramel macchiato with a petite vanilla bean scone or perhaps a Pumpkin Spice Latte now that fall is arriving. :)

Please Don't Send

We all have our own likes and what you like might not necessarily be what I like. Below is a list of things I do not care to receive.

  • Halloween themed items such as skulls, scary pumpkins, masks, witches...)
  • Although I'm a Christian I prefer to not receive crosses, pictures of Christ, or most Christian imagery.
  • Glittery items, as in the kind of glitter that shakes off a card and gets all over the place. It drives me crazy.
  • Themes: mustache, beards, circus, cutesy (Hello Kitty, Disney, cartoony), Asian, holiday-themed items (unless I've signed up for a specific swap), bugs/insects (dragonflies & butterflies are ok).
  • Scented things: perfume, incense, candles
  • Make-up
  • Tourist items (example: postcards, magnets & keychains)
  • Tea: I like tea (see above kinds under my wishlist), but NOT these kinds: licorice/anise, hibiscus, lemon, orange spice, or any black tea. I don't like tea that brews up red in color (usually from hibiscus being a top ingredient). No Stash brand tea.
  • Chipboard scrapbook embellishments, nor 3-D stickers.


I always send out my swaps and usually it's very soon after partners are assigned. If for some reason you do not receive a swap from me, please send me a PM or an e-mail before rating me poorly and I will do the same for you.

I will rate upon receiving your swap or shortly thereafter. I would appreciate you doing the same for me.


rarjones rated for YTPC: Fancy Fold Corner Fold Card on Oct 9, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the special folded card. I too think this is a very nice fold. Nice fall design!
texdel rated for RSC- Leaves are falling on Oct 4, 2018
Comment: Love the card. This is my favorite time of year.
Response: I'm glad. I agree, fall is a lovely time of year with all the beautiful colors of the trees. Thank you for the wonderful rating w/heart! :)
bb2 rated for CF: Fall 2018 Card on Oct 3, 2018
Comment: You are so clever. The card is beautiful. And, thank you for all the inspiration, pretty fall leaves and papers. Pumpkin is one of my favorite flavors also. Send me the address of Scrap and I'll check train and/or bus schedules. Sounds like a fun visit.
Response: Glad you enjoyed everything. Thanks for lovely rating (with heart too!!). I texted you SCRAP info.
Comment: Beautiful cards, Thank you
Response: You're welcome. Thanks for rating.
bb2 rated for CF: Fill a Friends mailbox Swap on Sep 26, 2018
Comment: Thank you for filling my mailbox with fun, interesting and beautiful mail. The big winner in my book were the handmade envelopes and especially the one with animals under the umbrella! Loved everything and our nice visit, too. Fall blessings!
Response: When I saw that umbrella themed paper, I thought of you πŸ˜€, so I'm happy you enjoyed it/everything. Thanks for the great visit & heart too.
glennasgarden rated for CF: Autumn Paper Quilt Card on Sep 22, 2018
Comment: Beautiful card Beth thank you! Thanks so much for hosting this swap too~ Happy First Day of Fall!
Response: Happy Fall to you too. I'm glad you enjoyed it my card. I love these fall card swaps because I love all the colors this season brings us. Thanks much of the lovely rating too.
Meba rated for RSC - Welcome Fall on Sep 20, 2018
Comment: Cute! I forgot to give you a heart.
Response: Thanks, and for promptly rating too. :)
BlueberryLady rated for Yard Sale Surprise/September on Sep 20, 2018
Comment: Love the recipe cards in the Pockets...and thank you too for the pretty paper you sent...Hugs...
Response: I'm glad you enjoyed my recipe find. You are very welcome. I just used a piece of the textured paper I sent you to wrap a gift in. I'm out of wrapping paper and I didn't have any tissue paper either. Then I thought of that paper... :) Thanks for the lovely rating too.
TereDiane1954 rated for CF: Autumn Paper Quilt Card on Sep 20, 2018
Comment: Wow, Beth, the colors you used are stunning! I'm going to have to find some washi like that when we go shopping next week! Thank you so muchβ™₯
Response: I'm glad you enjoyed the card. Gotta love the fall colors! :) Thanks for the lovely rating. See you soon.
Comment: Thanks for the great assortment of tapes. πŸ˜€ The tie dye and Mason hard are my faves. πŸ˜€
Response: You're welcome - have fun with 'em! :) Thank you for the lovely rating.
BeckyG56 rated for CF: Blind Washi Tape Swap on Sep 19, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the great samples, they are perfect!
Response: Thanks Becky! I'm glad you enjoyed them. πŸ˜€ Thanks for the wonderful rating.
thelocalman rated for washi 8 on Sep 18, 2018
Comment: Thank you so much for the washi samples, Beth! I reaaally loved the owl and arrow ones!! Also, the stamps are very pretty and I can't wait to add them to my collection. The envelope is very pretty made with the blue washi color scheme. Thanks ^^
Response: You are very welcome. I'm glad you enjoyed everything! :) Thank you for the wonderful rating w/heart.
Whovian487 rated for WOW: Wide Washi Tape Samples on Sep 17, 2018
Comment: Thanks for the great assortment of tapes. πŸ˜€ Loved the antique and Japanese cherry tree one. Thanks
Response: You're very welcome! Glad there were a few that you really enjoyed. Thanks for the wonderful rating! :)
Poohtat rated for WOW: 5 Favorites on Sep 15, 2018
Comment: Love your selection! Did you make the card as well? Very nice. Thank you
Response: I'm glad you enjoyed my favorites and card!! :) Thank you for the wonderful rating w/heart.
Tessssssa rated for YTPC: Slide and Stand card on Sep 11, 2018
Comment: Thanks for the cute card!
Response: You're welcome! Thank you for the lovely rating w/heart! :)
Sunflower107 rated for CF: Colorful Happy Hello on Sep 11, 2018
Comment: Wow what a long letter and so many different pens. Thank you!
Response: You're welcome! Thanks for the lovely rating w/heart! :)
Mye rated for IWTS: Washi Tape Sampler - WIDE Tapes on Sep 8, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the samples and beautiful stamps on the envelope Beth 😊 I looked up the place you mentioned and the scenery is stunning! I bet you had a great time there πŸ˜‰
Response: You are very welcome!! It was a nice time, but there was a bit of wildfire smoke that eventually clouded up our nice views! Many thanks for the lovely rating w/heart! :)
Comment: Thank you 😊 Love the black and white cat tape you used on the envelope!! Also LOVE the ink tape you gave me a sample of! Where'd you get them?
Response: I'm glad you enjoyed the washi on the envelope and in sample form. I received both of the tapes you've inquired about as gifts so I don't know the company that make the ink tape. You'll have to do an online search perhaps. Thanks for the rating.
LindaW rated for Handmade Fall Card on Sep 6, 2018
Comment: I love your handmade Fall card! It was made so nicely and I like the Fall leaves. Thanks for sharing the squash recipe.
Response: Wow, that made a speed trip across the sea to your mailbox. I'm glad you enjoyed it. I love making cards with fall colors and plan to make more. Have a blessed day, and many thanks for the rating w/heart.
Comment: Your sweet all pink envelope filled with pink surprises came at a time when I was searching for a reason to smile. I enjoyed reading your creative list of "pinks" and giggled when I saw pig, if you use your imagination the tiny piglets enticing grunt even sounds pink , thank you, you've made my day. Oh yes, not to forget the handmade stamps are awesome, many thanks
Response: Aw, I'm glad I could lift up your spirits a bit. Isn't it wonderful how God works - He knows what we all need when and everything falls into place from there, especially if we believe in Him. Thank you for making my own heart smile, and for the lovely rating w/heart too.

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Animatarian on Oct 14, 2018:

Thanks so much for your generous RAK of the Hot Off the Press: Four Seasons Stamps! They arrived yesterday, and have already been put to use!! I'm certainly looking forward to using them throughout the year! Thanks again for sharing!

iamred on Oct 6, 2018:

thank you so much for the fun washi samples for the Sept WOW WTA =D β™₯

TereDiane1954 on Oct 5, 2018:

Good morning, Beth! Thank you for your lovely note in yesterday's mail. I, too, had a wonderful time shopping with you and Joanβ™₯

iamred on Sep 1, 2018:

thank you so much for the awesome washi samples for the WOW and ITWS Forum Tags! I love them all! β™₯

LivingInSong on Aug 23, 2018:

Thank you so much Beth for the lovely card and greetings! You made me feel so special today! :) I am so happy to be a part of the Christian Friends group with you. Have a wonderful day!

lvpoohbr2 on Aug 11, 2018:

Thank you Beth for the lovely welcome to the Christian Friends group! The card is sooo cute and I loved learning a bit more about you! <3 Ü

Mye on Aug 11, 2018:

Thank you very much for the gorgeous washi samples you sent me for the IWTS: washi Tape Samples Tag ❀❀❀ Thank you for using different and unique stamps on the envelope too πŸ’ž Have a great day ahead 😊

Animatarian on Aug 10, 2018:

Beth, thanks so much for your thoughts and prayers!! Your card is beautiful, and I just love the handmade envies, (agree the tea pot one is special!). Thanks also for the teas, I'm looking forward to trying them out with my morning quiet time. Thanks again!!

LindaW on Aug 10, 2018:

Hello! Thank you for sending me the nice card welcoming me into the group. I'm safe and sound here on Oahu. The volcano erupted on the Big Island. There have been a lot of fires lately. It seems like arson. Looking forward to swapping and meeting some ladies here.

newrule on May 14, 2018:

Hello from Malaysia! Thanks so much for the lovely surprise! I enjoyed reading your mail and understand it well, coming from a washi-craze person too!!! Hahahaha! Thanks so much for including some really cool huge washi tapes. I loved them. Can't wait to use them! Again, thank you for your lovely and sweet mail. Take care and enjoy spring!!!

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