Swap-bot Time: May 27, 2018 1:09 am


Date Joined: January 15, 2009
Last Online: May 26, 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 wash tapes. There is no excuse for sending boring white envelopes when we have wash 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 current self stick kind.
  • ENVELOPES: A2 size, plain (colors ok)
  • 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. :)

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.

  • 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. 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.


iamred rated for WOW: Washi Samples With Words on May 26, 2018
Comment: great selection of worded washi! =) thank you so much! i love the water colored "laugh" one the most! ♥
BeckyG56 rated for CF: 11 Steps to Happy Washi Mail on May 25, 2018
Comment: Such lovely vintage cards, and tapes! Love them all, and enjoy your letter stamps on the envelope. Thanks for the nice note, and I hope you meet the deadline at work!
Response: I'm glad you enjoyed everything. The deadline is now 5/29, but we made a lot of headway on it today. It'll be a crazy day, but I'm not thinking about it for this Memorial Day weekend. :) Thanks for the wonderful rating w/heart!
Comment: Beautiful card, Beth! And an antique typewriter on the front, too. Perfect, I love it, and I love the tapes you chose for me. Thank you♥
Response: Thanks! I was hoping you would enjoy that typewriter theme. :) Thanks for the lovely rating w/hearts.
bb2 rated for CF: Butterfly Blessings on May 19, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the lovely butterfly blessings! Such a pretty envelope, card with encouraging scripture, gorgeous butterfly washi and die cuts. I enjoyed the nice note too. My craft room is always open : )
Response: You're welcome! I'm glad you enjoyed everything. Thanks for the open invitation to come play in your craft room!! :) Thanks for the wonderful rating w/heart, too.
smadronia rated for WOW: Roy G Biv - April on May 17, 2018
Comment: Pretty, pretty tapes, thank you! I've only seen the red and white striped before, so everything else was new to me, and much appreciated :)
Response: It's always fun to be able to send some that your partner doesn't already have. 😀 I'm glad you enjoyed them! Thanks for the wonderful rating w/heart.
glennasgarden rated for WOW: A Simple Washi Hello on May 15, 2018
Comment: The wave washi card is awesome and beautiful! Now I am going to have to make some. Thanks so much Beth and also for the lovely washi tape you shared with me.
Response: Yay, I'm glad you enjoyed the wavy washi card (& tape). 😀 Thanks for the wonderful rating.
Comment: Thank you.
Response: You're welcome. Thanks for rating.
joybells2426 rated for WWOW: Sampler of My Favorites on May 6, 2018
Comment: Sorry I’m late in rating this. I got it a week ago and I thought I had rated, but I guess not. Thank you for the wonderful samples. I love the vintage/advertisement one the very best!
Response: No worries. I've been so busy prepping for a paper craft class I taught at my church that I've been out of sorts with swap-bot and am working through a stack of received mail to rate, myself. I'm glad you enjoyed the samples. I was pretty sure you would enjoy the vintage one. ;). Thanks much for the wonderful rating.
Comment: one of the most prettiest washi envelope ive received! love love the stamps and the card and the extra washis! thank you soo much! xoxo nadi
Response: I'm glad it arrived safely and that you enjoyed everything! Thank you for the lovely rating w/heart. :)
ittybittykitty rated for WOW: Wide Washi Samples on May 4, 2018
Comment: Thanks for the pretty washi and the extra! I really like the designs.
Response: You're very welcome. I'm glad you enjoyed them. Thank you for the lovely rating w/heart! :)
Cgscdy rated for WOW: Wide Washi Samples on May 3, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the samples.
Response: You are very welcome. Thanks much for the wonderful rating! :)
Mye rated for IWTS: Big Blind Washi Swap on May 2, 2018
Comment: Thank you very much for the samples! Love them ♥
Response: I'm glad you enjoyed the samples. Thank you for the wonderful rating! :)
Heirloom rated for WWOW: Sampler of My Favorites on Apr 27, 2018
Comment: Love the swap, Beth! You send some really special washi, and the envie was delightful, as well. Thanks. Gracias. Merci.
Response: I'm glad you enjoyed the tapes and my envelope. Many thanks for your kind words and the great rating too. :)
DixieDiane rated for CF: Happy Card Pocket on Apr 25, 2018
Comment: I just received this today. You dated inside the 31st of March. The USPS is certainly SLOW these days. This was worth waiting for....i LOVED. Everything you sent. Your card was absolutely beautiful. Thank you!!!!.
Response: That's crazy, but I'm glad it finally got there and that you enjoyed it! Thank you for the wonderful rating too. :)
Comment: Thanks for the nice envies
Response: You are very welcome. Thank you for the lovely rating. :)
Maquiki rated for Washi Tape Sample Swap - April on Apr 24, 2018
Comment: I adore the lovely washi tapes samples!!! Specially with cute cats, because one of them it’s like mine!!! Thank you so much! Very cute 🧡
Response: Yay, I love make my swap partners happy. My cat says "meow" to your cat. Thank you as well for the lovely rating w/heart! :)
glennasgarden rated for CF: A Simple Washi Hello #2 on Apr 24, 2018
Comment: I love the card you made. I am going to give it a try and the wave one you explained to me is just so neat. I will try that one too. I really like the pretty "pink" washi tapes you shared with me. Thank you so much Beth~PS I lifted the cute kitty tape you used on the front of the envie :) I will reuse it somewhere else! >^..^<
Response: Thanks for your kind words, Glenna. I'm happy you enjoyed everything and that I inspired you. It's always fun to be able to glean and re-use washi from envies. Thank you for the most wonderful of ratings. :)
Sunflower107 rated for CF: A Simple Washi Hello #2 on Apr 23, 2018
Comment: Such a pretty well made card. Thank you for the washi tape too!
Response: I'm glad you enjoyed my card & washi. Thank you for the wonderful rating! :)
HaoHaoHao rated for IWTS: Big Blind Washi Swap on Apr 23, 2018
Comment: Thank you so much! I really liked the bird and van Gogh washi tapes.
Response: You are very welcome. I'm glad I included some tapes that you especially loved. Thank you for the wonderful rating and for the IWTS group in general! :)
pinklilly rated for MAE: Washi-decorated envies on Apr 21, 2018
Comment: What a beautiful happy mail!!! Thank you so much for the sweet swap and extras, all your special touches and labeling everything!!! I love the postage stamps so much and the washi samples!!! It really made my day when I received your mail!!!
Response: Thank you for your kind words; they made my heart smile. :) I'm happy you loved everything! Thank you also for the most wonderful rating w/heart!

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iamred on May 17, 2018:

thank you so much for the awesome set of washi samples for the WOW forum tag! =) i really loved the card and the fish sample especially! ♥

clutterfree on May 17, 2018:

Beth...Thank you so much for the alphabet RAK in the CF group!! What a great variety of stickers!! Blessings, Charlene

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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rarjones on May 7, 2018:

Happy Birthday to you:) Wishing you a day filled with sunshine and blessings!

paperpusher on Apr 25, 2018:

What an adorable and cool ATC!!! You're SO CREATIVE! I love it and love you thinking of me! Thank you!

Animatarian on Apr 5, 2018:

Thanks for your thoughts and prayers!! So sweet of you to send a card!! My "little" 15 lb. fur baby (he wasn't that big when we rescued him!!) sends yours a meow! Thanks again!

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