Swap-bot Time: February 20, 2020 5:29 am


Date Joined: January 15, 2009
Last Online: February 19, 2020
Birthday: May 7
Country: United States

About Me

Profile edited: December 23, 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, 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.
  • 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 someone’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 “a handmade card sent to them via snail mail.” [I’m doing my best to keep this lost art alive!💌😀]

FAVORITE THEMES: Flowers 🌸 , song birds, cats 🐈, dragonflies, snails 🐌 (whimsical only), tea/coffee, hearts 💜, postal, or pen pal related 💌🖊.

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.
  • RETURN ADDRESS LABELS with my address in them. They can be plain or with a design.
  • ENVELOPES (Mailable sizes) Handmade from pretty papers or plain ones for me to decorate
  • LETTER SETS (Lined): in my favorite themes (see above)
  • STICKERS: In my preferred themes above; would especially love colorful flowers. I prefer flat stickers, not 3D ones.
  • WASHI TAPE: Flowers, polka dots, or stripes (all colors), or see my preferred themes above.
  • TEA: 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.

Don’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 aren’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


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.


January rated for UHM: Hand-made Envelopes on Feb 14, 2020
Comment: Thanks for the pretty envelopes - the double sided paper makes them look great!
Response: You’re welcome. I’m glad you enjoyed them!!
Comment: Hi Beth! Great to hear from you and yes, I hope to continue with these swaps - yippee! I also hut for "treasures" when I am out and about - more that thrift shops but really anywhere I happen to be! LOL! Love that you found these "treasures" and hope to visit with each other in the future! Hugs and Happy Swapping! ;)
Response: Glad you enjoyed my postalette note. I’m ready for another round.
Shiraz rated for CMF: Purple cards on Feb 13, 2020
Response: Thank you!!
newrule rated for WIYM: Another Washi Swap! on Feb 11, 2020
Comment: Loved reading your note....now I feel that I know you better! Thanks so much for the awesome washi samples, as always! Take care ok!
Response: 😎 You’re welcome! I’m happy you enjoyed everything. Thanks for the wonderful rating.
Comment: OMGEEEEE Beth, I was already giving you hearts bc you sent me your husbands vintage Disney Postcards!!!! But then you enclosed the Harry Winston Diamond Postage Ad. 🥰 I loved everything you sent and appreciated that you read my profile and picked out specific things to send me. I loved the architectural stamps too.
Response: I’m so happy that I had some things I could share with you that you love!! I’m thrilled you enjoyed it all. Thank you for the wonderful rating w/heart!
AbbyGailsCorner rated for RSC - Anything Floral on Feb 8, 2020
Comment: Thank you Beth for the adorable card and envie! I am reminded that I need to get out my embossing powders. The texture adds that extra something that I love! PS..I LOVE flowers too!
Response: I’m glad you enjoyed my floral card! I agree - flowers are the best! What a wonderful God to give us so many kinds of colorful flowers and eyes to see and a heart to appreciate them!
LadyJo rated for WIYM: Show off your washi tape on Feb 8, 2020
Comment: A neat washi envie! Love it! Thank you for some more cool washi tape!
Response: You’re welcome; enjoy the washi! Thanks for the heart!
newrule rated for WIYM: Show off your washi tape on Feb 6, 2020
Comment: You always send the best! Thanks for the lovely washi! Take care.
Response: I’m glad you enjoyed all the washi!! Thanks for the heart!
BeckyG56 rated for CF: Embossing Folder Cards on Feb 6, 2020
Comment: Another beautiful card from Beth! I love the embossing folder, and technique that you did! Its wonderful to use older techniques that still work!
Response: Aw, thanks for your kind comments. I’m glad you enjoyed my card art. Yes, I’m having fun with old techniques!
bb2 rated for CMF: Valentine Card on Feb 5, 2020
Comment: Wow! Happy mail day from Beth. I received two beautiful card swaps from you in one day! I love this pretty gate fold card. I need to try that design--very pretty. Hugs.
Response: I’m glad you liked the gate fold Valentine card. I’m liking that technique. Thanks for the lovely rating.
bb2 rated for CMF: Embossing Folder Card on Feb 5, 2020
Comment: Hi Beth, Thank you for the pretty tulip card and cheerful note. I have that folder and dozens more. Maybe, you can visit my craft room again sometime. Tulips make me long for spring flowers. Thanks, again.
Response: You’re welcome!! I’m having fun rediscovering embossing folders. Spring flowers will be here before we know it. Playing in your craft room would be fun!!
Comment: Loved the letter, great to learn about your partners. ❤️❤️❤️❤️
Comment: Thanks for all the pretty washi Beth! I really like the birds, llamas and planets, very good stuff!
Response: Yay! I’m happy you enjoyed the washi I chose for you. Thanks much for the heart!
Comment: Thank you so very much for this great assortment of washitapes. I appreciate that you have read my profile to find some that I really was looking forward to.
Response: You are very welcome. I’m happy I could make you happy too! Thanks for the wonderful rating.
Sunflower107 rated for CF: HEART Scavenger Hunt on Feb 1, 2020
Comment: Thank you for all the great things you sent! Colors that I like!
Response: You are very welcome! 😀
Candace rated for CMF: Pink cards on Jan 28, 2020
Comment: Thank you :)
Response: You’re welcome.
Comment: Thank you! I loved it all but especially those little stamps. Did you watercolor the paper before you stamped it? They’re beautiful!
Response: Glad you enjoyed everything. If I remember what I sent, I think I used ink pads directly on sticker paper, then stamped it.
rarjones rated for RSC - Red and/or Pink Card on Jan 27, 2020
Comment: Beautiful card. Thank you. I am enjoying the bright colors:)
Response: You’re welcome. I’m having fun with that new floral stamp. I’m glad you enjoyed my first card with it! Thanks for the lovely rating.
Lantana149 rated for WIYM: Need Happy Mail on Jan 21, 2020
Comment: Hi Beth, Thank you for the happy mail, and a special thanks for the washi too! I understand estate sales and thrift stores, its like going on a treasure hunt. :)
Response: You’re welcome; glad you enjoyed everything, especially the washi. Thanks for the wonderful rating.
newrule rated for WIYM: Washi Envelopes (Int’l) on Jan 20, 2020
Comment: Thanks so much for the cool envelopes and the washi samples! Hope our paths will cross again! Best wishes for 2020!
Response: You are welcome. Thanks for the lovely rating. I’m sure our paths will cross again soon! Happy New Year to you too.

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newrule on Feb 13, 2020:

Received your lovely surprise today! Thanks so much for remembering me when you got the vintage stamps! I am saving the envelope...it is so pretty! Again thanks so much, really appreciate it! Take care!

LadyJo on Feb 4, 2020:

Thank you for the wonderful washi samples for the RAK! I will enjoy using them!

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!

orneryswife on Jan 6, 2020:

Thank you for the floral papers RAK for CF! 😘

glennasgarden on Jan 1, 2020:

May you have a blessed and happy new year!

LindaW on Dec 22, 2019:

Have a blessed Christmas!

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