Swap-bot Time: September 21, 2018 6:22 pm


Date Joined: March 6, 2016
Last Online: September 21, 2018
Birthday: November 18
Country: United States
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About Me

Just to get this out of the way, my name is spelled: Juli. There is no “e” at the end of my name. I don’t find this too bothersome unless I will be using what is being sent to me. (For example: swap cards).

I am a married mom of 2, one boy and one girl. (I got lucky there!) In March 2015, after 21 years, I retired from the US Navy, during which I worked as an electrician for the nuclear reactor plants. Talk about a stressful job! But, that was then and this is now!I finally finished school to be a pharmacy technician; I know, quite the departure from an electrician, but I was looking for something different...I found a job in a hospital; not my dream job, but it gives me extra dollars to spend on craft supplies that I don't need.

I'm not really a social butterfly and prefer to just hang out at the house and avoid the crowd.

My son and I go to kickboxing, MMA, boxing, and Muay Thai classes. At first I thought I would just go because there was no sense in sitting around and just watching him....but, I love it!!! I am now fighting (MMA) and am participating in BJJ tournaments.

I've learned that age is only a number and that it isn't something that should be used to keep you from moving on with your journey.

Tattoos....I love them! I have a large wrap around "gardeny" type teal rose on my left calf/ankle and a steampunk "gardeny" type on my right shoulder blade/upper back area. I have a half sleeve with steampunk elephants on my right arm. I also have started an underwater scene on my left arm, steampunk of course. All are original art by my tattoo artist; he is super awesome and a great artist. If you are in the Charleston, SC area and want to get an awesome tattoo, let me know and I'll give you his name. :)

I love to buy stuff, especially if it is for crafting and I can order it online. But oh my gosh, get me near a thrift store.....I absolutely love, love, love thrift stores! My husband keeps telling me that he has no idea what he is going to do with all of my stuff if I kick the bucket before he does....I told him that I'll leave him a list of people that he can invite over. LOL!

Favorite Crafts

I started my journey into the world of crafts with sane quilting. For several years, I collected hundreds of yards of fabric, kits, magazines, and books. I even put together some of my own kits. Many UFO's patiently remain in my sewing room for their turn under the sewing machine. It has been a while since I have finished a quilt.......I'm going to have to remedy that! :)

I'm in love with crazy quilting. CQ encompasses sooooo much stuff! There are beads, and threads, lace, charms, more beads, and more threads, yarns, every type of fabric that you can think of, paint, markers, broken jewelry, more beads and threads, and the list goes on....and on....and on! Of course, this feeds right into my love of buying stuff! The options are endless. If it can be sewn on or used on a crazy quilt block, it is fair game. I haven't really been doing this in quite some time either unfortunately. My love for paper crafting has taken over.

I've delved into painting/dyeing fabric/lace/threads, making polymer clay faces for CQ blocks, dotee dolls.

I'm loving making ATCs! I find that making them in "series" form is more suitable to my style than just creating one ATC at a time. It must have something to do with not being able to do only one thing at a time. LOL!

I also enjoy making pocket letters and flip books. Just like the ATCs, I like to make at least two pocket letters at a time, both with the same theme, but sometimes with different pockets. If I'm lucky enough to be able to make them the same, this allows me to have an actual physical "copy" of my own work to keep for myself. :)

Collage...yes! I find this extremely relaxing. Cut or tear pictures from books or magazines and glue them onto something else. It's mindless but not.

I haven't figured out art journaling yet, but I would really like to. I think the size of the page is very intimidating to me. I would also like to figure out how to do all of that pretty lettering that some people are able to do.

Favorite Television

Orange is the New Black, Elementary, Person of Interest, Gotham, Bones, Girls, Second Chance, Ink Master, Penny Dreadful, UFC (or any other promotion) Fights, Major Crimes, Sister Wives, Counting On, Preacher



-Jewel Tones/Brights






-just plain fun, but not overly childish

-While I don't care for overly childish, I do LOVE the Kawaii style


-sugar skulls

-funky colored owls with big eyes

-1930 to 1950 ish ephemera

-getting packages in the mail!

-dark chocolate!!



-baby themes

-I don't have young children nor do I send cards/items to young children. Please try to avoid sending those types of items. This is just a preference, I will re-swap these types of items, but it is very hard to because there are a lot of people that also don't want this sort of stuff.

-Sports related items, unless it involves fighting. The only sports that I watch are MMA and BJJ; the only ones I participate in I listed above.

Please Don't Send:

-religious items/quotations

-strong smelling/stinky items (perfumes/cigarettes)

-anything that has been around a pet or that has been dusty (think allergies)

-Please no cosmetics. I do not wear them and would have no use for them. Thank you. :) I've been told that these can be used in crafting. I agree that something like nail polish can be used to paint charms (of which, I have a ton for that purpose). I could even see eye shadows being used by somebody, I just have not. There are still a lot of cosmetics that I don't think would be suitable crafting items, so if they can't be used in a crafting type situation, I would prefer not receive them.

-With the exception of my wedding ring, I don't wear jewelry. If it is something that can be used for crazy quilting or in a pocket letter/card/flip book, that would be my exception.

-Socks or other clothing items (unless it is specifically called for in the swap). Most of my day is spent on the mats (no shoes/socks) and in work out clothes. As for my clothing choices, I am extremely picky.....I only wear a few brands of very specific types of clothing.

-Also, it gets super hot from about late March to September/October, so I wouldn't recommend sending food items or anything that has the potential to melt. Items like wax tarts, Chapstick, gum, etc.

I really don't need:

-Common office supplies (I coupon/scour sales adds, so I have normal office supplies galore. These include: ballpoint pens in all colors, highlighters, pencils, glue sticks, index cards, square sticky notes, colored pencils, crayons, permanent markers in all colors.)**


-Ephemera (especially vintage)!!!!!

-Old books/magazines

-Magazine cutouts/tear-outs

-gel pens

-felt tip pens

-stickers (not overly childish; I do like kawaii)

-scrapbook bling

-die cuts/punchies

-Glitter (I know, who would consciously ask for glitter!)


-paper clips (shaped and colored; I have plenty regular and jumbo silver)

-interesting shaped sequins

-ATC size vintage pictures or other interesting pictures that would make for a unique ATC/altered postcard/altered business card

-novelty/glass/vintage buttons

-patterned ribbon

-inchie/twinchie blanks


-fabric trim (not the bulky type for household items)


-small steampunk parts (gears, keys, etc)

-washi tape

-scrapbook papers/card stock (especially those that have been embossed or otherwise created by you)


-glitter glue

-stamped images

-papers/book pages; especially foreign print or those that have been painted/stamped by you

-words/word pages/word cut-outs

-I also especially love "blind" envelopes. It is always so fun to see what other people think is neat!

Swapping Etiquette

I will never flake on a swap! (Never ever!!) I have been flaked on so many times, some being pretty time and effort significant, and it really sucked. I just simply can't believe that a person can feel ok with themselves when they do this.

If you don't receive a swap from me, it has been lost in the mail. Please message me ASAP, and I will happily mail out something new. If the old package/mail item arrives, lucky you; you get something extra for being so patient.

If for some reason you receive a swap from me with postage due: First, I profusely apologize. I try to pay particular attention to things like that. Next, please message me. I will make it right by sending you postage stamps, money, or an envie of goodness.


CatieCat388 rated for ATCCT: Round the Fishbowl on Sep 20, 2018
Comment: Beautifully done. Thank you
sherylk3 rated for NH: I want to try an ATC swap! on Sep 17, 2018
Comment: Love the ATC, thanks for the tags and cards.
Rimbar rated for EH: Halloween Envies on Sep 15, 2018
Comment: 9/15/2018-Ty ever so much for the handmade halloween envies. I can't wait to use them. In fact I am going to use one now. Happy swapping.
Soph rated for WIYM ~ Cover My Envelope SWAP! on Sep 11, 2018
Comment: Thank you for a great swap! I love your collaged hand made glittery envelope, the absolutely pretty goodies you enclosed (the Christmas card is adorable), and your very nice letter. I read it with great pleasure.
me2az50 rated for ATC Backgrounds only swap #2 on Sep 10, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the backgrounds. I love them so much because everyone is different.
ginny19590 rated for USATC: Free Theme ATC Swap on Sep 10, 2018
Comment: Thank you for everything and you did an awesome job on the ATC. I've gotten the back upside down before too. No worries, but I would like to know where you got the stamp, because I really like it. God Bless and thanks again. Have a safe and happy week.........=)
Meryly13 rated for EH: FUN envies on Sep 10, 2018
Comment: Thank you so much Juli for the lovely envelopes. :-)
SamiE rated for USATC: August Free Theme ATC Swap on Sep 8, 2018
Comment: Thanks for the really cute ATC and for all the extras.
CatieCat388 rated for EH: AUGUST Back to School on Sep 8, 2018
Comment: Lovely envies. Thank you.
Comment: Thank you for everything.
Comment: Julie - you did not have to make me another ATC for this challenge but I love the one you just sent me with the flowering apple tree. You managed to pack a lot of scraps into one small card and it looks amazing! Thanks for a fun swap - again!! And I also got the first one with the circles - ohh I love this one too! What a creative way to use your scraps. Thank you so much!
caf1988 rated for 🌻 NH: Colour Swap GREEN on Aug 30, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the wonderful greenness!! I love the tiny leaf diecuts! And the Christmas ribbon is the perfect width!! Thank you!
Ganell rated for USATC: Free Themed ATC Swap on Aug 29, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful atc. And the extras! I love it! You did a beautiful job.
GinaCV rated for ATC Backgrounds only swap #2 on Aug 24, 2018
Comment: Thanks for the extras-I'll be able to put some cards together with all of the coordinating colors!
CurlyTea rated for CUCrew: August Collage Kit on Aug 21, 2018
Comment: Love the collection that you sent. I can't wait to use it in my future projects! Thanks so much!
Comment: I love your style of collaging, those envelopes are amazing!! <3 Thank you so much for everything, the ATC is one of my absolute favourites :D
Captainthelaila rated for Just Randomness on Aug 20, 2018
tristitia rated for ATC Backgrounds only swap #2 on Aug 20, 2018
Comment: Your backgrounds are so different from mine - and I like them so much better! Thank you!
Roxefrox rated for It isnt easy being green INT on Aug 18, 2018
Comment: Hi Juli, Thank you so much for the lovely atc-cards you send me.
Comment: Love you’re backgrounds! It’s so fun to see how everyone made theirs! I also loved all my extra goodies! Thank you so much!!

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supersquirrel on Sep 11, 2018:

Received back the finished prima doll "Dream Big" JAM. I love it - one of my favorites! Thank you :)

Heirloom on Aug 30, 2018:

If you have a fall birthday (Sept-Nov) and would welcome profile greetings from fellow UHM members on your special day, be sure to post your birth date (month & date only) in the UHM group forum!

CurlyTea on Aug 16, 2018:

Never hide your wings!

Moni on Jun 19, 2018:

Received the tag you sent me. Loved it a lot, thanks so much :)

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Snowball Fight!

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