Swap-bot Time: September 30, 2020 1:45 am


Date Joined: January 15, 2009
Last Online: September 29, 2020
Birthday: May 7
Country: United States

About Me

Profile edited: September 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 weโ€™re stuck at home due to COVID-19, weโ€™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 someoneโ€™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 โ€œa handmade card sent to them via snail mail.โ€ [Iโ€™m doing my best to keep this lost art alive!๐Ÿ’Œ๐Ÿ˜€]

FAVORITE THEMES: Flowers ๐ŸŒธ , song birds, cats ๐Ÿˆ, dragonflies, snails ๐ŸŒ (whimsical only), tea/coffee, hearts ๐Ÿ’œ, postal, or pen pal related ๐Ÿ’Œ๐Ÿ–Š.

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.
  • ENVELOPES (Mailable; A2 preferred) Handmade from pretty papers
  • STAMPINโ€™ UP!: Floral stamps (gently used ok), dimensionals, floral DSP (Designer Series Paper)
  • STICKERS: In my preferred themes above; would especially love colorful flowers. I prefer flat stickers, not 3D ones.
  • STARBUCKS gift card, for a coffee or other treat every once in awhile.
  • 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.)

Donโ€™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 arenโ€™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 (itโ€™s usually heavy on hibiscus and itโ€™s too tart for me), licorice. I donโ€™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: Beth, I love what I got. So creative. Not at all what I expected. Thank you. Wish I could give more hearts. Great job.
hfe777 rated for CMF: Slimline Cards on Sep 24, 2020
Comment: Thank you for your card. It came out really nice! We don't really have a change of seasons here but it gets a little cooler. That's great you were able to visit Kauai! Love the envelope also!
AnitaHames rated for RSC: Slimline Cards on Sep 23, 2020
Comment: What a cute card! I'm really liking these slimline cards. I know how you feel about having to get dressed and go in to work! I'm glad you're safe from the fires, and I hope the air quality improves quickly.
Candace rated for RSC - September's Sender's Choice on Sep 22, 2020
Comment: I love me some pumpkin spice lattes! Well, almost anything spice really :)
Response: I finally got my first pumpkin spiced latte last weekend! Thanks for the lovely rating.
rarjones rated for RSC - Hello to Fall on Sep 11, 2020
Comment: Very nice fall card! I too need to dig out the embossing powders...I seldom use it - guess I am lazy :( But you have inspired me:) Thanks for swapping with me.
Response: Iโ€™m glad you liked the card. Yes, play with your embossing powders. I have a drawer full of embossing supplies which I need to use more too. ๐Ÿ˜€
glennasgarden rated for CF: A simple washi hello on Sep 7, 2020
Comment: Thanks so much Beth~ What a beautiful Washi tape card you made for me. The color combos are perfect~ you always make them so pretty!
Response: Iโ€™m glad you liked the washi card!! I always love playing & matching up my many washi samples. ๐Ÿ’•
AbbyGailsCorner rated for CF: A simple washi hello on Sep 4, 2020
Comment: Thank you for your cheerful washi card Beth! I appreciate the "rambling" note..brought a smile to my face. ๐Ÿ˜Š I like your use of vintage stamps too! I always save those!
Response: Youโ€™re welcome!! ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ’•
bb2 rated for CF: Mail Art to Match Flat Item on Sep 4, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the cheerful mail art and pretty card. Two swaps from you today! Fun day! Blessings.
bb2 rated for CF- Fun with Tape on Sep 4, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the pretty card. I like the colors you chose a lot. This technique is fun. There are many things we can do with taped backgrounds.
Response: Iโ€™m glad you enjoyed the card. I like this technique, but I wish it wasnโ€™t so messy. ๐Ÿ˜‚ ๐Ÿ’•
Tatiruth624 rated for CMF: Pinwheel Card on Sep 3, 2020
Comment: Pretty card. Thanks for the note inside.
Response: Youโ€™re welcome. ๐Ÿ˜€
bf0932 rated for UHM: Floral Happy Mail on Aug 26, 2020
Comment: I loved everything you sent! Thank you.
Response: Iโ€™m glad!! Thanks for the wonderful rating.
rarjones rated for CF: Share the Lesson Swap on Aug 24, 2020
Comment: Yes I to find it necessary to bring and let things lay with the Lord. Admittedly it is hard to not go pick them back up again :( Altering the focus is key! Getting lost in who He is and what He has done is truely the way out of worry/frustrations. Have a great week and thanks for sharing with me. Beautiful card!!
Response: Youโ€™re welcome. ๐Ÿ’•
January rated for SMSUSA: Washi Mail Art x2 on Aug 20, 2020
Comment: Thank you Beth! Both washi'd envelopes are so pretty! (as is your handwriting:)
Response: Youโ€™re welcome. Iโ€™m glad you enjoyed everything. ๐Ÿ’•
hfe777 rated for RSC - Sender's Choice on Aug 18, 2020
Comment: Very cute card! Thank you!
Response: Youโ€™re very welcome. ๐Ÿ’•
AnitaHames rated for SS- Mask Up!! on Aug 18, 2020
Comment: What a great card! I like the narrower masking tape all in a line.
Response: Iโ€™m glad you enjoyed my card. I had fun doing some different tape variations. ๐Ÿ’•
Comment: Such a wonderful selection - I really like it all but the "little" people are so special & perfect for my vintage journal I am making with old photos of my family.
Response: I was hoping you would like those vintage people. Iโ€™m glad theyโ€™ve found a home in your journal. ๐Ÿ˜Ž Glad you enjoyed everything. Thanks for the wonderful rating. ๐Ÿ’•
rarjones rated for CMF- Playing wth Tape:) on Aug 10, 2020
Comment: Love how you used the tape background and mounted it up:) Thanks so much for swapping with me - Have a great week! (love the black mailing envie too- so nicely decorated)
Response: Glad you enjoyed my card design, and envelope art too. ๐Ÿ’• Perhaps youโ€™ll host this in CF group? ๐Ÿ˜‰
AnitaHames rated for RSC: Add some washi tape on Aug 7, 2020
Comment: Nice card! You always have good sentiments. Thanks for the washi and the letter, too. I'll write soon.
Response: Youโ€™re welcome!! ๐Ÿ’•
TamiHope rated for RSC - Sender's Choice on Aug 1, 2020
Comment: Beautiful card, Beth. I love that layout. It took me quite awhile to get it down, but once I did I loved it! The colors you used are gorgeous! Thank You!
Response: Iโ€™m glad you liked the card, Tami. ๐Ÿ’•
susieq40 rated for RSC: Old stamps need love too on Jul 27, 2020
Comment: Love the little bear, I loved you note with info, I realized I forgot to do that on my partners note....we both back a long way with stamping..my love. Thanks
Response: Iโ€™m glad you enjoyed my teddy bear card. He was hard to resist. ๐Ÿ˜€

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Heirloom on Sep 1, 2020:

** USA Happy Mail group! **

LindaW on Aug 9, 2020:

Have a blessed week! I enjoyed reading your letter.

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!

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