Swap-bot Time: February 20, 2018 9:12 pm


Date Joined: January 15, 2009
Last Online: February 20, 2018
Birthday: May 7
Country: United States

About Me

I’m Beth from Oregon, USA. I'm married. We don't have children, but we do have a small cat who brings us great joy & a little fur or is that great fur and a little joy?! ;)

I'm a born-again Christian. Jesus Christ is my Savior. No one can earn their way into Heaven, not by works; nor by just being kind to others as I once thought. There's only one way and that's through a personal relationship with Jesus.

Some of the things I enjoy (besides paper crafting) are: rock-hounding (looking for rocks & minerals on beaches and "in the middle of nowhere") and playing cards/games with friends.

Some random things that make me happy:

  • Hunting (and finding) paper crafting treasures at thrift stores, garage sales, and estate sales.
  • Receiving colorful happy mail in a decorated envelope (white ones are so boring!)
  • Sending happy, 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!)


Please put proper postage on your envelopes. If your envelope is "bulky" or your card has a rigid embellishment, it may need additional postage. If it's square, it will need an extra 21 cents on it.

Please always include your swap-bot name so I can rate you easily.

Our home is a nonsmoking one. If you are swapping with me and are a smoker, please try to keep the odor as low as possible.

P.S. I always, always, always send out my swaps, and most often it's right 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. I will do the same for you too.


I LOVE paper crafting – probably because I love paper. There are so many colors & textures out there, oh my! It's hard to resist not buying more of it! Of course this seems to be a pattern with a lot of other crafty things I like too. LOL! :) I enjoy making my own cards and envelopes. I like doodling and creative lettering. I've been a rubber-stamper for over 15 years.

I enjoy writing letters in an effort to "help keep the seemingly lost art of letter writing alive."

FAVORITE THEMES: Flowers, song birds, cats, butterflies, dragonflies, tea/coffee, postal or pen pal related (mailboxes/letters/postage stamps/snails*/pens) and for the winter holidays - snowmen. I love these same themes in a whimsical flair too. * I prefer whimsical snails only, not pictures of real ones. :)

FAVORITE COLORS: it's hard to choose because they're all so pretty! My "go-to" colors right now seem to be blues, greens, and bright pinks; however, it doesn't mean that I won't be happy with other colors too. I prefer "happy" bright colors rather than say, khaki and beige tones, and prefer gold over silver.


The things listed below I would love to receive in my FAVORITE THEMES (listed above), unless otherwise described:

  • UNUSED USA POSTAGE: Vintage (the kind you have to lick or glue to seal) or current self stick kind.
  • DIE CUTS: I'm looking for die cut greetings (Happy Birthday, Hello, Thinking of You, Thank You, etc.)
  • WASHI TAPE: I've started an "All things Washi" journal that I plan to put snippets of washi tapes received (and purchased) so would love to receive all sorts of washi tapes (except the themes on my dislikes list. :)
  • COLORFUL STICKERS (see my favorite themes above)
  • STAMPIN' UP CARD STOCK: Any color (at least A2 folded card size).
  • RUBBER-STAMPS/CLING STAMPS: Your hand-me-down used rubber-stamps or cling stamps (see my favorite themes above).
  • 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.)

Please Do Not 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.

  • Although I'm a Christian I prefer to not receive crosses, pictures of Christ, or most Christian imagery.
  • Postcards (tourist or other subjects).
  • 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: 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.
  • Swaps sent in plain white envelopes with no decoration (there is no excuse for this when there are washi tapes, deco tapes, stickers, colorful pens, etc.)

Thank You!

Thank you for taking the time to read my profile and learn a little bit about me and what I like. It's appreciated and really makes all the difference to me to know you took time to put thought into your packages. It takes them beyond just "checking the box," and moving on to the next swap. It's the difference that can totally make someone's day. I always read the profiles of my partners for this reason. I would rather send things they are happy with and can use, rather than things they will toss away - even if a swap says it's sender's choice. So, thanks again! ♥


Comment: Thanks so much for the wonderful selection of words! I especially love the washi tapes and that adorable polka dotted hello. Thanks for the fun swap!
Comment: Thank you for the extra samples.
Response: You are very welcome. Thanks for the lovely rating w/heart! :)
Comment: Your card is so beautiful! You did such an amazing job on it. And the samples are so interesting. I don't have any like them. Thank you so much. Washi rocks!
Response: Thank you for your kind comments. I'm happy you enjoyed everything. Thank you for the wonderful rating!
bb2 rated for CF: Words for our Art Projects (Edited) on Feb 15, 2018
Comment: Such a fun swap. The words you sent are perfect to encourage me for more ATCs and journal type crafts. Thanks!
Response: I'm glad you enjoyed the words. 😀 Thanks much for the lovely rating!
DaniZplannerchick84 rated for WOW: Show off your Tapes on Feb 13, 2018
Comment: Thank you for my lovely decorative envelope I absolutely loved everything !!!!!
Response: You're welcome; I'm glad you enjoyed it all. Thank you for the wonderful rating w/heart! :)
Comment: Beth, I love my Peek-a-boo card; so pretty! I hope the church dinner turns out great. Have a special Wednesday evening with your Valentine!
Response: I'm glad you enjoyed my card. The dinner did turn out good. It was a nice evening of fellowship and the men did great. The main dish was chicken Alfredo and the sauce was quite delicious! :)
Mimi7 rated for CF: Cat Mail Art #2 on Feb 12, 2018
Comment: Hi Beth, Oh you spoiled me!! And I love it all!! Wish I could give more hearts!! I loved the decorated envy and the cute card and all the washi's!! I bought my first cat washi's just in January and am loving using them for your swaps. Thanks so much for hosting these swaps, I am getting to know lots of ladies in this group and am loving it!! Have a great Valentine's Day and oh by the way I love how you signed the card!! I will be using the book plate in one of my books, I love to read!!
Response: Thank you for your kind words about my swap(s). I'm happy you enjoyed my cat mail art & goodies! Thanks too, for the wonderful rating w/heart! :)
Comment: Thanks Beth I love the envies you sent to me :)
Response: Yay, I'm glad you enjoyed them! :) Thank you for the lovely rating w/heart.
Comment: Thank you for the samples. Renee
Response: You're welcome. Thanks for rating.
Comment: beautiful cards Beth! Nice color combo's too:) Thank you so much.
Response: You're welcome. I'm glad you enjoyed them. Thank you for the lovely rating w/heart. :)
Comment: Ty for the awesome collection of washi tapes. xx
Response: Thank you! Glad you enjoyed them ;) and many thanks for the wonderful rating w/heart!! :)
DixieDiane rated for CF: Decorative Tapes 5x7 on Feb 3, 2018
Comment: Recd your nice note and tape samples. What a really nice assortment!! Thank you Beth
Response: I'm glad you enjoyed the assortment of tapes!! :) Have fun using them. Thank you for the wonderful rating w/ heart! :)
Comment: i always love dots and stripes, they are like one of my favorites! thank you for the extra wide dots too!
Response: You're welcome!! ❤️ Thanks for the nice rating!!
iamred rated for WOW: ⇒ Foiled Washi Samples ⇐ on Feb 2, 2018
Comment: love the foils beth! =) especially the rainbow one! ♥ thanks for the bonuses!
Response: Glad you enjoyed the foils!! Thanks for the wonderful rating! ❤️
BeckyG56 rated for CF: Decorative Tapes 5x7 on Feb 2, 2018
Comment: Thanks for the variety of washi, those cats are adorable! I enjoyed this swap, thanks for hosting, and your note.
Response: You are very welcome. I'm glad you enjoyed this swap. Thank you for the wonderful rating!! :)
DaniZplannerchick84 rated for WOW: Wide Washi Tapes on Jan 31, 2018
Comment: Thank you so much girly I love my samples!!!!!!!
Response: So glad you enjoyed the wide tapes. I'm having fun using them as stickers!! Thank you for the wonderful rating w/heart! :)
grammypammy rated for CF: Send some HEARTS with LOVE on Jan 30, 2018
Comment: Thank you so much for the great swap! I love all my Heart goodies!
Response: Yay. I'm glad you enjoyed the swap. Thank you very much for the wonderful rating w/heart. :)
ittybittykitty rated for WOW: Wide Washi Tapes on Jan 29, 2018
Comment: Thanks for the cute washi! I especially like the butterfly tape.
Response: You are welcome. Are the wide tapes fun for stickers? Thank you for the lovely rating w/heart!! :)
Response: Thanks for rating. Enjoy the tapes.
Comment: Nice samples! Thanks for hosting!
Response: Glad you liked the washi! Thanks for the nice rating. 😀

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BeckyG56 on Feb 14, 2018:

Happy Valentines Day!

BlueberryLady on Jan 27, 2018:

Thank you for the NEW items you sent for the CF WTA January. Love the Handmade Note Cards, Beautiful Envies and the Washi Tape Samples... Hugs and Blessings from Jean..

joybells2426 on Jan 27, 2018:

I got your washi happy mail today! Thank you so much! I am in love with my coffee, so I especially liked this card. I love all the floral snippets you sent me too. I’m a sucker for flowers. Thanks again!

clutterfree on Jan 23, 2018:

Thank you for sending me the hot cocoa RAK with love and warm thoughts on this wintry day in NY...you are truly so thoughtful and generous. Love your handmade card and the awesome washi samples too!!! YOU made my day!! Happy New Year...so glad to see that Mark is doing better too!! Love, hugs and prayers, Charlene

wombatlady on Jan 21, 2018:

Thanks so much for the beautiful washi samples (Washi WOW Dec/Jan WTA)!

asddsa28 on Jan 11, 2018:

thank you so much for the random washi tag I love them the flowers I cant wait to use the hearts are amazing and butterfly wow! thanks so much!

asddsa28 on Nov 13, 2017:

thank you so much for the washi! All ones I dont have and thank you thank you so much for the extras!! They will go grate in my project! The Christmas light washi is to die for!!!

ittybittykitty on Nov 4, 2017:

Thank you so much for the cute washi samples and pretty card! I especially love the cat washi :)

Kvwanderlost on Sep 30, 2017:

A Big Thanks for the surprise angel swap for WIYM: Show Off Your Tape Int'l #2. Very sweet of you to send, I love your washi covered envie and also the washi samples, especially the big cat washi, adorable!!! :D

sweetpea22 on Aug 12, 2017:

Thank You for the beautiful card~~ It really means a lot to me! I will keep it always.

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