Swap-bot Time: May 31, 2020 9:45 pm


Date Joined: January 15, 2009
Last Online: May 31, 2020
Birthday: May 7
Country: United States

About Me

Profile edited: April 20, 2020.

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, a follower of Jesus Christ.

Random things I enjoy:

  • Rock/mineral hunting on beaches and "in the middle of nowhere" with my husband.
  • Getting together with friends for fellowship and card games. (Since we’re stuck at home due to COVID-19, we’re totally missing in-person gatherings!)
  • 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 up someone’s day!
  • 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/brightening up the lives of others with “a handmade card sent to them via snail mail.” [I’m doing my best to keep this lost art alive!💌😀]

FAVORITE THEMES: Flowers 🌸 , song birds, cats 🐈, dragonflies, snails 🐌 (whimsical only), tea/coffee, hearts 💜, postal, or pen pal related 💌🖊.

FAVORITE COLORS: All the happy, colorful ones! As for metallics, I prefer gold or copper over silver.

Wish List

  • UNUSED USA POSTAGE: Vintage (the kind you have to lick or glue to seal) or the current self stick kind.
  • RETURN ADDRESS LABELS with my address in them. They can be plain or with a design.
  • ENVELOPES (Mailable sizes) Handmade from pretty papers or plain ones for me to decorate
  • STICKERS: In my preferred themes above; would especially love colorful flowers. I prefer flat stickers, not 3D ones.
  • WASHI TAPE: Flowers, polka dots, or stripes (all colors), or see my preferred themes above.
  • TEA: green tea varieties (jasmine, toasted rice, and other "earthy" ones); I enjoy tropical additives (figs, pineapple, etc.). I like oolong tea. For herbal, lavender is nice. (Please see my tea dislikes below.).
  • STARBUCKS: A gift card so I can enjoy a caramel macchiato with a petite vanilla bean scone.

Don’t Care to Receive

We all have our own likes and what you like might not necessarily be what I like. Below is a list of themes or items that just aren’t my thing.

  • Halloween, the Santa side of Christmas
  • Loose glitter, or cards with glitter that shakes off a card and gets all over the place.
  • Mustaches, circus, Hello Kitty, Disney, cartoony, Asian, creepy/crawly bugs or insects, snakes
  • Scented items: Perfume, lotions, incense, candles, make-up
  • Postcards
  • Tourist items (e.g. blank postcards, magnets & keychains)
  • Chipboard embellishments
  • Tea in these flavors: plain mint, plain lemon, tea that brews up red in color (it’s usually heavy on hibiscus and it’s too tart for me), licorice. I don’t care for rooibus tea, nor black tea.


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. If the swap got lost, I will resend it.

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


Comment: very nice stamps! thank you ever so much!
Response: You’re welcome! Thanks for the wonderful rating.
rarjones rated for CF: Breakfast Recipe & Note on May 26, 2020
Comment: The egg puff recipe sounds delicious! I would skip the chilies though and maybe use green peppers and chives together :) I love the friendship cake recipe too:) Have a great summer!
Response: Your recipe modification sounds good too. I think spinach and maybe mushrooms might also be good. Happy summer to you too. 💕
Dibrittain rated for Ribbon Giveaway! on May 25, 2020
Comment: I love the type of cards you make. What a blessing. I hope the ribbons and cards make someone very happy.
Response: Thanks for the wonderful rating!
megan1230 rated for CMF: Mini Pen pal Challenge on May 21, 2020
Comment: Thank you so much for the card and the washi samples! I love decorated envelopes! They make me happy to see them in my mailbox!
Response: You’re welcome. I agree about decorative envelopes in mailboxes!!
megan1230 rated for Ribbon Giveaway! on May 20, 2020
Response: Thanks for the lovely rating!
PerArduaAdAlta rated for Ribbon Giveaway! on May 20, 2020
Response: Thanks for the wonderful rating!
LindaW rated for CF: Mail Art for May (Flowers) on May 18, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the watercolor card, letter written inside of it, and blank card. I love how the envelope was decorated. I love flowers!
Response: Thanks Linda. I’m glad you enjoyed everything. I love flowers too. 🌷
LadyJo rated for WIYM: Mini Penpal Challenge - USA on May 11, 2020
Comment: I always enjoy reading the happenings in your life! Love the pretty card too! That was a fun swap and hope you host it again! Our area is getting very political between the county and state of when to move us to the next phase! It is no longer the health or considering the economics but about controlling. We have had hardly any cases outside of our large Retirement Homes! In fact we heard tonight they maybe laying nurses off at the local hospital!
Response: I’m glad you enjoyed my card and letter., and the swap itself. Regarding the pandemic, it is very sad when politics and controlling entities enter the scene!
Comment: Love the beautiful card and of coarse the lovely note ! I enjoy hearing about anything an even everyday life! I actually do find things to write about even without too much happening these days! Thank you so much for this fun swap!
Response: Glad you enjoyed my note & card!! I agree, even notes about everyday life still is an enjoyable visit!!
Comment: Thank you so much for the postcard and vintage Stamps, I love the butterfly one :)
Response: You are very welcome. Stay safe & well !!
Sunflower107 rated for CF: Encouragement Card on Apr 24, 2020
Comment: Thank you for your lovely card. Love the stamps!
Response: You’re welcome. I’m glad you enjoyed it!! 💕
Lablauri57 rated for National Card & Letter Writing on Apr 17, 2020
Comment: That was really an awesome card! Thanks with an awesome message❤️
Response: I’m glad you enjoyed both card & message. Thanks for the heart!
Comment: Thanks for sharing! They are some of my favorite hymns too! Happy Easter!
Response: You’re welcome. Thanks for the lovely rating. 💕
rarjones rated for CF - Electronic Keyboard Pal on Apr 3, 2020
Comment: Thank yo for your uplifting message. Yes I find we all drift off into some gloomy thoughts as we look around us these days. The answer is looking UP:) Every time we can focus up our thoughts will be calmed and hope fills us up again. Hugs
Response: You’re welcome. Amen to the focus of “keep on looking up!” Jesus is our living hope!
Vickyen rated for UHM: Mini Penpal Challenge on Apr 2, 2020
Comment: Hi Beth! I love, love, love your card and envie! Your use of the washi is an inspiration to get mine out and have some fun! I very much enjoyed your visit and admire that you traveled so much in 1999! Good for you on finding a place that brings you joy to live! Right now, I am thankful we have 5 acres, with three being wooded so I can enjoy nature during this crazy time! Please stay safe my friend! Hugs and Happy Swapping! ;)
Response: Glad you enjoyed the card. I hope you dig out your washi & try some cards. Cool that you have 5 acres, lots of room to enjoy nature with no people around , which under the current circumstances is a good thing.
LadyJo rated for CF: Encouragement Card on Mar 28, 2020
Comment: A great encouragement you made! I agree with you being in nature how calm and peaceful it is. That is how our vacation was! I feel blessed we were able to get that in before being on a Stay At Home status. I see positives with this. Families doing things they may have never done with their kids. I just hope people can get food if they are out of jobs. I also hope that people can get the medical help they need too!
Response: We were also blessed by our coastal weekend trip. The memories of it will have to suffice for quite awhile. Yes, I’ve also seen blessings in our world these days with people coming together to help others.
kertasborneo rated for Floral washi sample swap on Mar 27, 2020
Comment: I've received the swap! Thank you Beth! Take care and stay safe!
Response: I’m glad you finally received the swap! Stay safe & healthy!
toni rated for USAHM: Send a card on Mar 17, 2020
Comment: Beautiful card! Thanks!
Response: You’re welcome, glad you liked it! 💕
thequilterslink rated for SMSUSA: Pretty Envelopes!! on Mar 16, 2020
Comment: Thanks for the beautiful floral envies! Love them!
Response: You’re welcome!! 💕
Comment: Thanks for all the great washi! Going to come in great use for my planner :)
Response: You’re welcome. I’m glad the swap finally found it’s way to you.

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24Donna on May 14, 2020:

Happy Birthday 🎂

theevidenceisme on May 5, 2020:

Thank you so much for the RAK of monochromatic stamps! They are gorgeous and I can't wait to add them to my project!

newrule on Feb 13, 2020:

Received your lovely surprise today! Thanks so much for remembering me when you got the vintage stamps! I am saving the envelope...it is so pretty! Again thanks so much, really appreciate it! Take care!

LadyJo on Feb 4, 2020:

Thank you for the wonderful washi samples for the RAK! I will enjoy using them!

LadyJo on Jan 15, 2020:

You blessed me today, with Ice Cream mail art! I want to eat the envie! It would be the kind I would pick as well! Thank you!

orneryswife on Jan 6, 2020:

Thank you for the floral papers RAK for CF! 😘

glennasgarden on Jan 1, 2020:

May you have a blessed and happy new year!

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