Swap-bot Time: February 16, 2019 11:35 pm


Date Joined: January 15, 2009
Last Online: February 16, 2019
Birthday: May 7
Country: United States

About Me

Profile edited: February 11, 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 (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.
  • 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.


Tverne05 rated for Put flowers on! NEWBIES welcome! on Feb 16, 2019
Comment: Hi Beth, everything was just wonderful! The beautiful ATC, washi tape, handmade envies, the little stamped cards, the papers for ATCs. They will be great for some Easter ATCs. Thanks so much!
Comment: How cute, the envelope and all the bird items. Thank you Beth!
Response: You're welcome. Thanks for the rating w/heart. :)
bb2 rated for UHM: Smiles Across the Miles on Feb 11, 2019
Comment: The cat images are sure to bring smiles across not so many miles in our case. Thank you for the very pretty card and fun reading. I look forward to fancy lettering in the near future. The warm rain took away our snow. Spring is on the way!
Response: I'm glad I made you smile! Thank you for the lovely rating w/heart! :)
Comment: Hi Beth! Your card is just beautiful! Thanks so much and I enjoyed your note! I love my Big Shot as well but you are right, getting it out to play with sometimes does not seem worth the effort - oops! But then when I do get it out, I am so happy! LOL! Humans, what can I say?? LOL! Thanks again for the lovely card and connection! Hugs and Happy Swapping! ;)
Response: I'm glad you enjoyed my card and note. Thank you for the wonderful rating w/heart! :)
Sunflower107 rated for CF - Scavenger Hunt ~ FEB on Feb 9, 2019
Comment: Love everything you sent! Thank you!
Response: Yay, I'm glad. Thanks for the lovely rating w/heart. :)
Comment: Hi Beth! Thank you for all the cute washi designs--only a couple were familiar to me. I'm just crazy for that one with the lighthouse on it. You always package everything so nicely; it's such fun to get your mail!
Response: You're welcome. It took me awhile to remember what the lighthouse tape was and I realized it must be the one with the carnival scene on it. I'm glad you enjoyed everything! Thank you for the wonderful rating w/heart. :)
Lillypooh12 rated for EP: Pretty Paper Swap (Edited) on Feb 2, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the lovely papers!! Did these come in a pack?! If so, I’d love to know where you got them! ❤️
Response: I'm glad you loved the papers. They were probably from random 12x12 pads. I get a lot of them at Michaels when they have their hot buys on the 12x12 pads ($6 for pack of 48 papers is an awesome deal if you ask me!). Thanks much for the wonderful rating too. :)
Comment: Thank you so much for the decorated envelope and washi! I loved the notecard you made also, thanks for the tips on making my own!
Response: You are very welcome. I hope you try a few of the washi cards; they are so fun to do. Thank you for the lovely rating!! :)
Coss rated for UHM: A Simple Washi Hello on Jan 30, 2019
Comment: Your card was so cute and cheerful. And the envelope was great too- lots of good stamps! Loved, loved, loved the little jars of perfume and cherry blossom washi. The other samples were nice and will be put to use too, just the other two were my favorites. Thanks so much.
Response: I'm glad you enjoyed the card and the washi samples!! :) Thank you for the wonderful rating too.
Lonestarchild rated for EP: 5 Handmade Envies-USA on Jan 29, 2019
Comment: Such great paper! Thank you so much!
Response: You're welcome! Thank you for the lovely rating. :)
Poohtat rated for WOW: Floral Washi Tape Samples on Jan 29, 2019
Comment: Lovely samples, Thank you. Love the stamps on the envie also!
Response: You're welcome. Glad you enjoyed everything!! Thanks for the wonderful rating.
Comment: Your card turned out so cute. Thank you and thanks for the extras. Those sparkly flowers are really cute. I know what you mean about the cost of sending some mail art. Cards are fun. I got 5 pieces of happy mail today!!
Response: I'm glad you enjoyed the design I chose for this swap and the extras, too. Yes, cards are fun and happy mail is the best kind! Thanks for the wonderful rating w/heart! :)
bb2 rated for RSC - Pink, Red or Both on Jan 25, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the adorable card. So cute. Was this design one of the videos? I love the envelope you made for it and also the decorated envelope you mailed it in. Love it all.
Response: I'm glad you liked the card & both envelopes. No, it wasn't from a video, it was my own creation. :) Thanks for the heart.
Comment: Thank you for the great washi.
Response: You're welcome. Thank you for rating.
Zander rated for IWTS: Colorful Flower Washi Tapes on Jan 24, 2019
Comment: Love the flower washi's , Thank You so much!
Response: I'm glad you enjoyed the flower washi tapes!! Thank you for the lovely rating! :)
Anneke rated for WIYM: Smiles Across the Miles on Jan 23, 2019
Comment: I am so sorry that I can't rate more then a 5. The card is lovely and I have never seen such beautifull washi tape.
Response: Thank you for your kind words about my card, and I'm happy you enjoyed the washi tape. Thank you for the lovely rating w/heart! :)
03Scarlett rated for CF: Smiles Across the Miles on Jan 23, 2019
Comment: Thank you so much for the washi tape you sent, I can definitely use it and even better than the washi was the wonderful letter you wrote. (Thank you Beth, I loved it!)
Response: Yay, I'm glad you enjoyed both letter & washi!! 😀
Whovian487 rated for WOW: Blind Washi Swap on Jan 18, 2019
Comment: Thanks for the great assortment of tapes. Can’t wait to use them. 😀
Response: You're welcome! Have fun decorating things with washi. Thanks for the wonderful rating! :)
isabellasnow rated for EP: Pretty Paper Swap (Edited) on Jan 14, 2019
Comment: Hi Beth! What a wonderful bunch of patterned papers! You always manage to come up with designs I've never seen. Really love them all and I'm crazy for those art quote stickers. Thanks so, so much for the thoughtful envie!
Response: I'm super glad you enjoyed everything!! Thanks for the wonderful rating. 😀
clutterfree rated for CF - Scavenger Hunt ~ JAN on Jan 11, 2019
Comment: Beth...you always send great swaps!! I love the quote on the stamped image stickers and the HM note card in my 2 favorite colors with the dragonflies would get you a ton of hearts if I could give more!!! Great items...the scavenger hunt series has been a lot of fun! Hope you are having a great start to your New Year...Charlene
Response: I'm so happy you enjoyed this swap. I love trying to come up with profile based items. 😀 The new year is going good. Blessings.

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iamred on Jan 15, 2019:

was just checking out your profile! =) its seems today is your 10th swapbot birthday! =) heheh! 10 years!!! ♥

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!

Heirloom on Jan 7, 2019:

...for hosting swaps in USA Happy Mail!

Animatarian on Dec 3, 2018:

Beth, thanks so much for the sweet RAK!! I'm going to enjoy using the Merry Christmas die to make some more Christmas Cards. Thanks so much for sharing!

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♥

Animatarian on Oct 14, 2018:

Thanks so much for your generous RAK of the Hot Off the Press: Four Seasons Stamps! They arrived yesterday, and have already been put to use!! I'm certainly looking forward to using them throughout the year! Thanks again for sharing!

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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