Swap-bot Time: May 25, 2019 6:03 pm


Date Joined: January 15, 2009
Last Online: May 25, 2019
Birthday: May 7
Country: United States

About Me

Profile edited: March 4, 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 and lately, art brush lettering 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.
  • 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.
  • SAMPLES of your art brush lettering, perhaps in the form of a quote. I'm very intrigued in this art form & a new beginner at it.
  • 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.
  • A LETTER from you. Something I can read with my cup of tea or coffee after a long day at work. 😀

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.


glennasgarden rated for CF: Mail Art- May Flowers on May 18, 2019
Comment: So nice! Thank you Beth~ I love flowers. The envie is beautiful the papers are so pretty and the flower washi tape samples are sweet!
Response: I'm glad you enjoyed my flowery mail art envelope and goodies! :) Thanks for the rating w/heart.
bb2 rated for CF - Scavenger Hunt ~ MAY on May 10, 2019
Comment: Thank you for joining this swap and for sending such cool stuff. I especially like the art card you made with cancelled postage. Great idea for a swap in the future. I love everything you sent. Wishing you safe and happy travels.
Response: I'm glad you enjoyed the items I sent for this swap. These are so much fun. They really make you think. Thank you for the wonderful rating w/heart.
Comment: Dear Beth, your envelope arrived finally. Thanks for re-sending. You did a great job and I love the extras. All the best and Happy swapping!
Response: Yay! I'm so happy that my resend made it to you finally & that you enjoyed everything!! Thanks for your patience & the heart too. ❤️
shalvorsen rated for CMF: A Simple Washi Hello on May 7, 2019
Comment: I love everything about this swap!! Your cards are beautiful! Thank you so very much! ❤️❤️❤️
Response: Ah, thanks so much for your kind comments. I'm glad you enjoyed my washi cards. I LOVE to make & share them. Thanks much for the hearts!!
Nnsabel rated for My Favorite Colors Card on Apr 6, 2019
Comment: Love love love your card.. very clever use of washi ... so pretty. Love love love the envelope too ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️Thank you Beth for the nice note. And the stamp matched! I'm glad spring has sprung for you! 🌸
Response: Yay!! I’m So happy you enjoyed everything. Thanks for the lovely rating.
Comment: I’m so sorry I am a little late rating - got bogged down in tax returns. I LOVE all the envies you sent. SO pretty and SO generous! This was a lovely swap. Happy Spring to you!
Response: No worries. So glad you loved all my envies. Thanks for the lovely rating. 😀 Happy spring. 🌺🌼
rarjones rated for CF: Spring "Triple Time Card" on Mar 28, 2019
Comment: love your card and LOVE this technique too:) Your color choices are so very springy! Great card ty!
Response: Isn't this just what the coolest card technique? I'm glad you are having fun with it, & enjoyed my card!! Thank you for the wonderful rating.
Autist rated for Springtime Washi Share on Mar 27, 2019
Comment: Oh my goodness, these are beautiful washi tapes! Thank you so much!
Response: I'm so glad you enjoyed all the tapes. 😀 Thanks for the wonderful rating.
LadyJo rated for CF - Scavenger Hunt ~ MAR on Mar 18, 2019
Comment: Thank you so much for all the goodies you sent to me! I love this kind of swap! I love all the Washi you sent to me! Fun!
Response: :) Glad you enjoyed everything. Yes, these scavenger hunts are challenging and fun. Thank you for the lovely rating! :)
Comment: Pretty envie and thanks for the stickers and flower.
Response: You’re very welcome. Thanks for the lovely rating.
ToujoursMoi rated for IWTS: Washi & a Surprise on Mar 15, 2019
Comment: Thank you so much for this nice Washi selection and the stickers. I loved your homemade ones a lot.
Response: You’re welcome. I’m glad you enjoyed the washi & my stickers.Thank you for the wonderful rating.
crochetjunkie rated for EP Washi Tape Swap on Mar 14, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the nice washi. Yeah, I’m noticing more and more tapes aren’t as sticky as they should be.
Response: You’re welcome! Thanks for the lovely rating.
thelocalman rated for Simple Washi Swap! on Mar 12, 2019
Comment: Thank you very much for your re-send Beth! I'm terribly sorry it was the 3rd time that it got to me, I really appreciate your effort! The washi tapes you sent me are beautiful and I will use them with great joy ^^ Thanks again and have a great year as well.
Response: Yay!! Finally you received mail from me. 😀 I’m happy you enjoyed the tapes I sent. Thank you for the wonderful rating.
FiveAcres rated for EP Handmade Paper Envelopes on Mar 12, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the Handmade Paper Envelopes. They are all so colorful. I like your idea of using thrift store cookbooks for envelopes. I also enjoyed the variety of postage stamps on the mailing envelope.
Response: You’re welcome. Thanks for the lovely rating.
123Poggy123 rated for RSC - Flowers on the Way! on Mar 9, 2019
Comment: Thank you for such a wonderful card for me to use. I love it. I really appreciate the handmade envelope to go with it.
Response: You are very welcome. Handmade colorful envelopes are so much more pretty than plain ones. :) Thank you for the lovely rating too.
m3i5 rated for WIYM: Washi & a Surprise on Mar 5, 2019
Comment: Hi Beth, Thank you very much for the beautiful washi samples, pretty stamps on the envelope and in the envelope and cute cacti stickers! Love it all! :)
Response: You’re very welcome. Thanks for the lovely rating!
Doodlefingers101 rated for Easy Washi Swap on Mar 5, 2019
Comment: Thank You
Response: You’re welcome. Thanks for the lovely rating.
Comment: Beth....thank you for the birthday card celebrating our groups 8 years that has been GREAT!! Love the fun polka-dot envie you made for it and all the old vintage stamps!!! We truly are an amazing family in this group and I so appreciate your friendship, prayers and fun creative mail ideas! Be blessed to be a blessing...Charlene
Response: You’re very welcome. Thank you for your kind words & wonderful rating. Take care my friend. Hugs.
TeaNi rated for UHM: February Pick-2 Happy Mail 💖 on Feb 26, 2019
Comment: thank you for the thoughtful, profile based goodies you chose for me, and the nice note- your lettering looks great to me! :)
Response: You're welcome! Thank you for the wonderful rating & vote of confidence on my first lettering efforts. 😀
Lantana149 rated for UHM: Decorated Postcard on Feb 25, 2019
Comment: Thank you for very decorated PC, love the little bicycles!
Response: You're welcome. 😀 Thanks for the wonderful rating!

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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!

TereDiane1954 on Oct 23, 2018:

Dear Beth, thank you for thinking of me! It was such a nice surprise to find your card in my mailbox. ♥hugs♥

TereDiane1954 on Oct 5, 2018:

Good morning, Beth! Thank you for your lovely note in yesterday's mail. I, too, had a wonderful time shopping with you and Joan♥

LivingInSong on Aug 23, 2018:

Thank you so much Beth for the lovely card and greetings! You made me feel so special today! :) I am so happy to be a part of the Christian Friends group with you. Have a wonderful day!

Mye on Aug 11, 2018:

Thank you very much for the gorgeous washi samples you sent me for the IWTS: washi Tape Samples Tag ❤❤❤ Thank you for using different and unique stamps on the envelope too 💞 Have a great day ahead 😊

Animatarian on Aug 10, 2018:

Beth, thanks so much for your thoughts and prayers!! Your card is beautiful, and I just love the handmade envies, (agree the tea pot one is special!). Thanks also for the teas, I'm looking forward to trying them out with my morning quiet time. Thanks again!!

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