Swap-bot Time: November 24, 2017 7:00 am


Date Joined: January 15, 2009
Last Online: November 24, 2017
Birthday: May 7
Country: United States

About Me

Edited Wish List on 11/17/17.

I’m Beth from Oregon, USA. I'm married. We don't have children, but we do have a small cat who brings us great joy & a little fur or is that great fur and a little joy?! ;)

I'm a born-again Christian. Jesus Christ is my Savior. No one can earn their way into Heaven, not by works; nor by just being kind to others as I once thought. There's only one way and that's through a personal relationship with Jesus.

Some of the things I enjoy (besides paper crafting) are: rock-hounding (looking for rocks & minerals on beaches and "in the middle of nowhere"), cycling, and playing cards/games with friends.

Some random things that make me happy:

  • Receiving colorful happy mail in a decorated envelope (white ones are so boring!)
  • Sending happy, 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!)


Please put proper postage on your envelopes. If your envelope is "bulky" or your card has a rigid embellishment, it may need additional postage. If it's square, it will need an extra 21 cents on it.

Please always include your swap-bot name so I can rate you easily.

Our home is a nonsmoking one. If you are swapping with me and are a smoker, please try to keep the odor as low as possible.

P.S. I always, always, always send out my swaps, and most often it's right 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. I will do the same for you too.


I LOVE paper crafting – probably because I love paper. There are so many colors & textures out there, oh my! It's hard to resist not buying more of it! Of course this seems to be a pattern with a lot of other crafty things I like too. LOL! :) I enjoy making my own cards and envelopes. I like doodling and creative lettering. I've been a rubber-stamper for over 15 years.

I enjoy writing letters in an effort to "help keep the seemingly lost art of letter writing alive."

FAVORITE THEMES: Flowers, song birds, cats, butterflies, dragonflies, tea/coffee, postal or pen pal related (mailboxes/letters/postage stamps/snails*/pens) and for the winter holidays - snowmen. I love these same themes in a whimsical flair too. * I prefer whimsical snails only, not pictures of real ones. :)

FAVORITE COLORS: it's hard to choose because they're all so pretty! My "go-to" colors right now seem to be blues, greens, and bright pinks; however, it doesn't mean that I won't be happy with other colors too. I prefer "happy" bright colors rather than say, khaki and beige tones, and prefer gold over silver.


The things listed below I would love to receive in my FAVORITE THEMES (listed above), unless otherwise described:

  • UNUSED USA POSTAGE: Vintage (the kind you have to lick or glue to seal) or current self stick kind.
  • PUNCHED/DIE CUTS: Some sparkly gold stars about 1 1/2" to 2" in size would be welcomed.
  • WASHI TAPE: Any & all, but please avoid the themes on my dislikes list. :)
  • STAMPIN' UP CARD STOCK: Any color (at least A2 folded card size).
  • RUBBER-STAMPS/CLING STAMPS: Your hand-me-down used rubber-stamps or cling stamps (see my favorite themes above).
  • 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.)

Please Do Not 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.
  • Postcards (tourist or other subjects).
  • 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: 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.
  • Swaps sent in plain white envelopes with no decoration (there is no excuse for this when there are washi tapes, deco tapes, stickers, colorful pens, etc.)

Thank You!

Thank you for taking the time to read my profile and learn a little bit about me and what I like. It's appreciated and really makes all the difference to me to know you took time to put thought into your packages. It makes them personal and meaningful rather than just "checking the box," and moving on to the next swap. It's the difference that can totally make someone's day. I always read the profiles of my partners for this reason. I would rather send things they are happy with and can use, rather than things they will toss away - even if a swap says it's sender's choice. So, thanks again! ♥

Lastly (if you've made it down this far), please know that while sending extra goodies is fun, it's optional. I'm going to rate you on what you did for the swap itself.


Comment: I love this card you made! On my first one I cut all the way through the paper with my knife. I had a lesson in not being so heavy handed. LOL! Thank you so much! It is a fun way to make cards. Of course, we love all things washi! Hugs, Diane
Response: I'm glad you enjoyed my card. Don't worry, it took me awhile, too, to not be heavy handed with these cards! Thanks for the wonderful rating w/heart! :)
DorothyH rated for WOW: Latest Washi on Nov 15, 2017
Comment: Thank you Beth for the nice colorful washi! Where do people get all these different tapes?? Of all the washi sample swaps I've been in I have yet to get any that I already own, or even a repeat from others. Great stuff?
Response: I think there are endless patterns, themes & colors of washi tape. LOL. I get some at local stores (Walmart, Michaels, JoAnns) and I sometimes order online (you'll find tons there - check Easy shops or even Amazon), and I swap a lot too. I'm glad you enjoyed the ones I sent. Have fun with them!! Thank you for the lovely rating with the heart.
Jsereg001 rated for Lotsa lotsa Washi on Nov 12, 2017
Comment: Thanks for the awesome washi!! There are so many beautiful designs and I love them all!!
Response: You're welcome. Thanks for the lovely rating! :)
Lyndall rated for WIYM: Match-a-Stamp Mail Art #2 on Nov 10, 2017
Comment: Hi Beth, thank you for your very happy mail! I've never seen a card made from washi before and the samples with the cats, that you included, are lovely.
Response: I'm glad my mail made you happy! I love to make cards with washi tapes - they are so easy to make. Perhaps you'll try one. :) Thank you for the lovely rating w/heart!!
Comment: Love your card! Thanks for the tips❤!
Response: I'm glad you enjoyed the washi card. Thanks for the lovely rating w/heart! :)
Comment: Lovely! Thank you!!!
Response: You're welcome! Thank you for the lovely rating w/heart! :)
Comment: You did a lovely job!! Great choice of colors! Thank you!
Response: Thank you for your kind comments. I'm glad you enjoyed the cool wash card. Many thanks as well for the lovely rating w/heart! :)
clutterfree rated for CF: PINK for October on Nov 1, 2017
Comment: Beth...Thank you for the fun pink craft papers and the awesome washi samples to inspire me..I'm thinking Valentine's!!!! We got our first snow in NY today!!! Hugs, Charlene
Response: You're welcome. Snow, yikes! Thanks for the lovely rating w/heart! :)
orneryswife rated for Wow!: Coordinating samples on Oct 28, 2017
Response: Thanks for the rating with the shiny red heart! :)
rarjones rated for Simple Happy Washi Envelope on Oct 27, 2017
Comment: Thanks for a very washi envie:) Was a fun swap.
Response: You're welcome! A fun swap indeed. Thanks for the lovely rating w/heart. :)
glennasgarden rated for Simple Happy Washi Envelope on Oct 27, 2017
Comment: Thank you Beth! I love the card you made the feather tape and the "friends are the sunshine of life" stamping I am glad to hear that you and Mark got out for a walk! He must be feeling a bit better now~
Response: You're welcome! I'm glad you enjoyed the card. Yes, Mark is feeling much better. Thanks for the lovely rating w/heart too. :)
clutterfree rated for CF: Scavenger Hunt Fun #2 on Oct 25, 2017
Comment: Beth...thank you for another amazing swap....you always put things together so nicely...from the awesome outside envie to the useful items representing my word LEAF...handmade goodies to supplies to inspire me and the WOWZA five sets of 5...so clever and creative...Happy Fall friend, Charlene
Response: You're very welcome; aren't scavenger hunts the best? It was lots of fun to put yours together. :) Thank you for the wonderful rating w/heart and your kind words too.
Steinway5 rated for WOW: Send your Favorites on Oct 17, 2017
Comment: We meet again for more of your fun tapes!! Love them, thank you!! :) And as always your washi card is so much fun too!!
Response: You're welcome for more fun tapes! Glad you enjoyed my washi card too. Thanks for the great rating w/heart! :)
kathiann rated for WOW: Washi Scavenger Hunt #2 on Oct 16, 2017
Comment: I love how you interpreted lazy :) Thank you!
Response: :) Glad you enjoyed the swap. Thanks for the wonderful rating! :)
PeggyO rated for CF: Encourgement (Hebrews 10:24-25) on Oct 14, 2017
Comment: Beth, thank you for the pretty card and the Ephesians passage. I often forget that even when it doesn't "feel" that He's answering my prayer, He IS, but not the way I expected! He can do so much in our lives---even when I have forgotten to "hear" Him!
Response: You are very welcome; glad you enjoyed the card & verse. That is a good point - even though it may not be the answer we want, it's the answer He feels we need and He knows us best! :). Thanks for the lovely rating w/heart!
kathiann rated for WOW: Note cards (again!) on Oct 13, 2017
Comment: You are very talented! Thank you so much for the lovely cards. I wish I'd thought to prewashi the envelops on my cards as well. Thank you!
Response: I'm so glad you enjoyed my [very easy to do] washi cards!! :) Thank you for the lovely rating w/heart. :)
clutterfree rated for CF - Falling Leaves on Oct 13, 2017
Comment: Beth...thank you for the awesome handmade fall cards and envies...absolutely beautiful! It was good to touch base with you and know that I have been praying for you and Mark during his health transition! Hugs and falling leaves, Charlene
Response: You are very welcome, Charlene! I'm glad you enjoyed my fall card art. Thank you for your prayers for us.
LaurenPappas rated for WOW: Washi Scavenger Hunt #2 on Oct 13, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the washi samples! I love the samples you chose to go with my word. Thanks bunches.
Response: You're welcome!! I'm glad you enjoyed the samples I chose for your word. Thank you for the wonderful rating w/heart! :)
Paula71 rated for WOW: Send your Favorites on Oct 10, 2017
Comment: Thank you so much for the great tapes! They are all so pretty and perfect for my art journal. I also love the card you made. It is also going in my journal. :)
Response: You are very welcome. I'm happy you enjoyed the tapes & card. How fun it gets to live in your journal. :) Thanks for the lovely rating as well!!
Comment: Thank you so much for this amazing Washi collection. 💕
Response: You are very welcome; I'm glad you enjoyed the washi! Thank you for the great rating w/heart! :)

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TamiHope on Nov 23, 2017:

glennasgarden on Nov 23, 2017:


asddsa28 on Nov 13, 2017:

thank you so much for the washi! All ones I dont have and thank you thank you so much for the extras!! They will go grate in my project! The Christmas light washi is to die for!!!

ittybittykitty on Nov 4, 2017:

Thank you so much for the cute washi samples and pretty card! I especially love the cat washi :)

Kvwanderlost on Sep 30, 2017:

A Big Thanks for the surprise angel swap for WIYM: Show Off Your Tape Int'l #2. Very sweet of you to send, I love your washi covered envie and also the washi samples, especially the big cat washi, adorable!!! :D

sweetpea22 on Aug 12, 2017:

Thank You for the beautiful card~~ It really means a lot to me! I will keep it always.

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