Swap-bot Time: July 19, 2019 5:12 am


Date Joined: January 15, 2009
Last Online: July 18, 2019
Birthday: May 7
Country: United States

About Me

Profile edited: June 18, 2019.

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" with my husband.
  • 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 snail 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.
  • An “ole fashioned” LETTER you have written to me, beyond just “hello.” I’d love to hear about you & your day. Something I can read after a long day at work.
  • TAPE Decorative washi (either samples or rolls - if you really want to send 'em). Also looking for plainish tapes (not solids) I can in use in coordinating with my many tapes w/designs.
  • YOUR HANDMADE CARD CREATIONS: I especially enjoy fun folds, pocket letters, or fancy folds card techniques. I like them for inspiration.
  • STICKERS (flat, 2D only - in my preferred themes above).
  • LETTER SETS/STATIONERY (with lines if possible).
  • 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 gift card so I can enjoy a caramel macchiato with a petite vanilla bean scone.

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.

  • Santa themed holiday items.
  • Although I'm a Christian I prefer to not receive crosses, pictures of Christ, or most Christian imagery.
  • NO 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.


BlueberryLady rated for CF: Paper Quilt Card w/Verse on Jul 15, 2019
Comment: Such Pretty Cards. Love them both..love the boldness of the card in shades of Brown and the Verses are very Good.. thank you to for the Extra Word cards..
Response: I'm glad you enjoyed my cards and extra verses. I love making these encouragement cards. Thank you for the lovely rating with the shiny red heart. :)
bb2 rated for CF: Mail Art-Ice Cream on Jul 13, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the fun mail art envelope, note and goodies inside. I like chocolate mint, too. My favorite place to get ice cream is the Tillamook creamery. I haven't seen it since they remodeled though. Happy ice cream days!
Response: You're welcome. Oh, who doesn't like the Tillamook Creamery for ice cream? Yum! When did they do the remodel? Thanks much for the wonderful rating.
JadeChoi rated for WIYM: Random Washi Tape on Jul 11, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the Washi! I will definitely use them all. 💕
Response: You’re welcome. Glad you enjoyed the washi. Have fun using it. Thank you for the wonderful rating. 😀
grammypammy rated for CF - Scavenger Hunt ~ JUL on Jul 11, 2019
Comment: Thank you so much for all the goodies you sent! Love the J = Jesus, U = untied ribbon pieces (what a good idea) and L = Love!
Response: You’re welcome! The U item came as a random thought one day. 😀 Thanks for the lovely rating.
georgiafae rated for EP: Papercrafting Scavenger Hunt on Jul 8, 2019
Comment: Great interpretation of my Kind work. Love the scottie dog washi tape-great stamps-sparkly paper and nice small print dict pages that work well with small projects like ATC's. Thanks for being so creative and sharing with me!
Response: I’m happy you enjoyed all the items!! 😀 Scavenger hunts are always a good challenge I think. Thanks for the wonderful rating.
BeckyG56 rated for CF: Encouragement PC on Jul 6, 2019
Comment: Thanks for the encouraging scripture, prayers and pc of Portland!!!
Response: You’re welcome! Thanks for the lovely rating and ❤️.
bb2 rated for CMF: Super Easy Polka-Dots Cards on Jul 5, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the fun card and note. I'm up for a bubble wrap card, or just a chose your own household print. I hope you found wonderful fireworks and enjoy your long weekend.
Response: You’re welcome. More fun background swaps will be in our future. I need to experiment a bit first. Nice weekend, but we didn’t venture out for fireworks. Thanks for the lovely rating.
mjhaertling rated for CF - Put a Butterfly on it on Jul 5, 2019
Comment: Thanks for the pretty card. It looks like a fun stamp set. I like stamp and punch or die combinations.
Response: You’re welcome. Yes, I think I’ll have fun playing with the new butterfly stamp set (stamps plus punch). Thanks for the wonderful rating.
Sunflower107 rated for CF: Show Off Your Washi Tape on Jul 3, 2019
Comment: Beautiful decorated envelope. Thanks so much for the beautiful washi.
Response: You’re very welcome. Glad you enjoyed everything. Thanks for the lovely rating.
glennasgarden rated for CF: Handmade Envelopes on Jun 29, 2019
Comment: Thanks for the really pretty envelopes Beth! Thanks too for hosting this fun swap~
Response: You're welcome! :) Thanks for the wonderful rating.
Karebear110 rated for WIYM: Random Washi Tape on Jun 27, 2019
Comment: Thanks so much for the great Washi Samples! I especially love the floral and the green striped.
Response: You’re very welcome! Thanks for the great rating.
sdpPaperCrafter rated for CMF: Friendship Card on Jun 26, 2019
Comment: Thank you so much for the homemade card. I just love all of the flowers. Plus goodies. Thanks
Response: Yay! I’m happy you enjoyed the flower card & tapes. 🌸
glennasgarden rated for CF: Washi 5x7 (Roughly) on Jun 26, 2019
Comment: OH so pretty wash tape samples Beth Thanks so much for hosting this swap and for sharing with me! Yes perfect for envies!
Response: You’re welcome! 😀 Enjoy & thanks for the wonderful rating.
hollycm6 rated for CF: Handmade ATC/Bookmark on Jun 25, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the lovely swap... all the elements are gorgeous, the card, the envelope, and the ATC/bookmark. I will enjoy using it!!!
Response: 😎 I’m so glad you enjoyed my artsy creations. Thanks for the kindest of ratings. ❤️
bb2 rated for CF: Washi 5x7 (Roughly) on Jun 24, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the fun variety of washi samples. They are all new to me. I think I like this better than wrapping them around a playing card. And, like you said, great for a traveling kit.
Response: You’re welcome. More of these washi swaps might be in our future. 😀 Thanks for the nice rating.
LadyJo rated for UHM: Predonimantly [Insert Color] on Jun 22, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the pink beautiful card! i just adore it! So pretty! I enjoyed hearing all about your weekend! I will love using those stickers too!
Response: You’re welcome! I’m happy you enjoyed everything. My partner sent me pink mail too. Great color! 🌸 Thanks for the wonderful rating.
Comment: Hi Beth! I really like your card! It was different to those I made - I couldn't help myself, I made eight! - and I will be keeping it as a reminder of what I could do next time. I always keep handmade cards that people give me, I think they are so special in terms of the care and effort taken as well as giving me a boxful of ideas and inspiration! I am pleased to hear, too, that Coo takes her supervision role seriously and makes sure that you enjoy your creative time! Thanks for being my swap partner and for organizing such an interesting swap, one I really enjoyed! All the best to you and Coo, from Tracy and Coco.
Response: I’m glad you enjoyed my card & had a lot of fun with this swap. You made 8 cards? Cool 😎. Thanks for the wonderful rating.
GrannysNamesake rated for CF: Weekend Highlights #1 on Jun 19, 2019
Comment: You really had a busy weekend with your bad back and Mark's lingering cough but the awesome estate sale must have made it all worth it. I thought about joining your washi tape notecard swap, but, being very busy right now, I don't have much time to learn a new craft. after seeing your card, it looks very simple and very pretty. Thank you for the stickers and especially the bird washi. I'm always on the lookout for washi where the design runs horizontal like the green one with sweet birds. Your sparkly blue envelope with pink lettering is very pretty. Happy Spring
Response: Glad you enjoyed my envelope, weekend rambling & goodies. 😀 Thanks for the lovely rating.
LindaW rated for CMF: Scrap Papers Note Card on Jun 18, 2019
Comment: I liked the card you created for this swap. It was a fun way to use colorful scraps. Thanks for the scriptures to use for card making.
Response: You are very welcome. I’m happy you enjoyed the card & scriptures!! Thanks for the lovely rating.
Comment: Beautiful Card, Beautiful envelope and Great Stamps. Thank you!!!
Response: You're welcome; I'm glad you enjoyed everything! Thanks for the heart too. :)

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newrule on Jul 15, 2019:

Thanks so much Beth for the bonus on WIYM Random Washi Tape swap! Loved all the tapes!! Can't wait to have some fun with them. Thanks again!!

happyhaggis123 on Jul 7, 2019:

Thanks so much for the washi RAK, I love them, especially the tepee and old clock ones. Happy Swapping! Fiona

supersquirrel on Jun 21, 2019:

Hi Beth - Thank you SO much for the washi sample RAK. I just love all the samples you sent - many I've never seen and many are the traditional ones from Japan. Great RAK - thanks again 💜💚💙

Animatarian on Jun 13, 2019:

Beth, thanks so much for the delightful and colorful card and note. I really like what you did with the washi tape.... and so very neat and even!! Yes, baby sheep "jump" too, and then what is fun is to watch a large group of them, one takes off on a run around the pasture, and the others follow like a bunch of bees..... then the whole group turns around and goes the other way with a different leader. We laugh and laugh at their antics! Thanks again for thinking of me.

tampagirl on Jun 13, 2019:

❤Beth, thank you so much for the beautiful card and welcome!! How wonderful and special my mailbox was today!! Rachel Joy❤

BlueberryLady on May 19, 2019:

Belated Birthday Hugs ! !!

hollycm6 on May 5, 2019:

Big big big labels!!!! Thank you, how fun! :)

LadyJo on May 3, 2019:

Thank you for the RAK adhesive sheets! I also liked the notecard you wrote in too! Have a lovely weekend!

LindaW on Mar 28, 2019:

Hope you’re having a blessed week!😊🌼

AbbyGailsCorner on Jan 8, 2019:

Hi Beth! Your RAK of Encouragement cards arrived TODAY!! I explained what happened in the group string. In any event...they are LOVELY and I will be using them very soon! Thanks to your husband as well for choosing ALL of us! You both are too sweet!

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