Swap-bot Time: November 24, 2017 8:46 am


Original Member
Last Online: November 22, 2017
Birthday: May 23, 1945
Country: United States

About Me

Ah,Autumn! This is my favorite season. I love the cooler weather, and the changing color of leaves.

I love to stamp. I was introduced to Stampin Up in 1999 and have been making cards since then. I started doing ATC's in Feb of 2006, and I love doing and receiving them. I belong to two stamp clubs and love the ideas we share each month.

I am a retired elementary teacher. My husband and I have three daughters, three son-in-laws, and five grandsons, as well as two great grandsons and one great granddaughter!. My family is very important to me. My mom is still with us, and will be 91 years old in September. She is fabulous, and still going strong. I thank God every day for her.

I love to read mystery and adventure novels, visit new places, and create with rubber stamps. I love the colors blue and green, and anything having to do with the fall of the year. I am open to fresh new ideas, and love seeing what others are doing. I really am enjoying all the great swaps I've gotten so far. Great ideas!

I faithfully mail by the deadline, if not before, so if you don't receive my goodies in a reasonable time please let me know as I've had some bad experiences with our mail service. I rate the same day as I receive, so if you aren't rated, I haven't received.

Favorite Music

I love any kind of rock and roll, jazz, country western music. I think my favorite musican is Ronnie Dove, a fellow Marylander, who I've met in person several times. Having seen Brenda Lee several times I also have to include her.

Favorite Movies

Anything with Clint Eastwood in it. Heaven Is For Real, Mama Mia and Brave One. Wild Hogs was extremely funny! I also enjoy Nell with Jodi Foster; Gone With The Wind; Grease; West Side Story; Ghost; and Gravity. Gee, looks like I haven't seen anything new for quite a while!

Favorite Television

Mysteries: Murder She Wrote, Diagnosis Murder. Also CSI, Survivor, and Three and a Half Men. Dating myself, aren't I?! Updated, I like NCIS and NCIS LA, and NCIS New Orleans, as well as the History channel, thanks to my husband. .

Favorite Crafts

Stamping, stamping, stamping. Also wood burning , weaving baskets,and cross-stitching. I enjoy altered art, and have done several books. I am holding cardmaking classes at our Senior Center, and am having a good time working with both men and women who want to make a variety of cards. I am also taking a crochet class at the Senior Center. Having trouble following those patterns!

My sweet husband gave me a 12 by 24 Amish shed and put counter tops and cabinets around the perimeter of it which is now my Studio.

I love working with all the new dies out there. There is so much you can do with them. I've discovered the envelope punch board, and besides making envelopes, I create boxes for gifts.

Things I like

I grew up on a farm and raised sheep for my 4-H project. Sheep are great! My kitchen has strawberries all over it. I love blues, greens, and all pastel colors. Autumn is my favorite season, followed by Spring. Any kind of nature things appeal to me. I particularly love hummingbirds, butterflies and dragonflies. Before diabetes took over my life, I loved to bake and eat any sweets. Now fruits fill my appetite. With five grandsons, I am always looking for boy things to use with my scrapbooking. Now with 2 great grandsons and a great granddaughter, anything works!


I'm flexible! I enjoy receiving new and different things from others. Patterned papers, stickers to use with scrapbooking, tips and techniques, anything with hummingbirds or lighthouses. I like to read anything in paperback. Surprise me! I won't be disappointed.

Favorite Books

I love to read! My favorite author is Nora Roberts. Perhaps it is because she is from Maryland, but also because her books are entertaining. She has a bed and breakfast in Western Maryland that I hope to visit some day. I also enjoy reading James Patterson, Patricia Cornwall, Nicholas Sparks, David Baldacci, John Grisham, Jan Karon, and Beverly Lewis, just to name a few!


I am pretty flexible, and will give anything or anyone a chance. I do not like nudity or rude people, though.


PeggyO rated for Autumn Greetings! on Nov 11, 2017
Comment: Your easel card is very nice--it inspires me to give one a try, maybe for a few of the Christmas cards I make each year. I'm way behind schedule as I usually have then finished before Halloween! I also like the William Wordsworth quotation; he is one of my favorite British poets. Thanks for a very nice card.
Response: Thank you for your rating and heart. I love doing easel cards. My hope is that those who receive them will display them for a while. Have a blessed Thanksgiving.
Comment: Thank you for the great coloring pages and the tree of life necklace!!! ;-) Enjoy a lovely 5💙💚💛❤️💜 rating! Blessings, cc
Response: Iam sooooo glad you like it. You do so much for Swap-Bot swaps, and I really enjoy signing up. Thank you for the rating and the heart(s)! Have a great day.
LisaLisa3 rated for Collab Coloring PC #17 on Nov 4, 2017
Comment: Got your postcard, I will color my part and send it on its way next round. : )
Response: Thank you for the rating and the heart. I love seeing what other people do with these swaps. Have a great day.
Comment: Thank you so much for starting this card. I'll do my part and send it on next round. Thank you for joining this swap!
Response: I think these are fun swaps. Thanks for the rating.
Chaosfay rated for Collab Coloring PC # 15 1/2 on Oct 16, 2017
Comment: Yay! I get to finish a card!
Response: Good for you. Thanks for the rating and the heart. Have a great day.
kathiann rated for Collab Coloring PC #10 1/2 on Oct 12, 2017
Comment: Love the card you picked to color! Can't wait to pass it along!
Response: Thank you for your rating and heart. And thanks for "fixing it"! Have a great day.
Comment: Thank for the ingenious "tacky".
Response: Glad to know it finally got to you. I hope you have a great Autumn!
sleepingrover2010 rated for Collab Coloring PC #15 on Oct 6, 2017
Comment: Hello Betsy, it is my pleasure to be your partner yet again. What a cool postcard to color. What did you color with? Thank you for coloring such a beautiful space. I look forward to coloring my space. Barb sleepingrover2010
Response: I believe I used gel pens on this post card. Thank you for the rating and the heart!
bbsporty rated for HMPC: Sender's Choice PC-Sept on Oct 6, 2017
Comment: Thank you so much for the bright & beautiful postcard!
Response: Thank you for the rating and the heart! Glad to be swapping with you again
Mimi7 rated for Collab Coloring PC # 14 1/2 on Sep 29, 2017
Comment: Great card, thanks I;ll have fun coloring it and sending it on. :)
Response: Glad to oblige. Thank you for hosting these great swaps. Thank you for the rating and the heart.
Comment: Now I realize why I hadn't rated this yet! You marked the swap in your card as the "Senders choice postcard swap" and I was so confused! I wasn't in a swap by that name and you didn't send a postcard, so I was lost. Lol Thanks for checking in! And thank you for the calendar too!
Response: Oops! My bad. Sorry about that. Glad I checked wit you. Thanks for the rating. Have a great Autumn season.
Comment: Very cute. Ty😊
Response: Thank you!
Comment: THANK YOU so much for the VINTAGE 50s vibe!!! LOL... I just bought a 6 pack of Mississippi coke bottles commemorating the 200 years since the 1st bottling in Ms ;-) Blessings, cc
Response: So glad you liked it. Thank you for the rating and the heart! Have a great day.
FundyGirl rated for Collab coloring PC #14 on Sep 27, 2017
Comment: Pretty postcard. Looking forward to adding my touch to it. :-)
Response: Thank you for the rating and the heart. I really enjoy these collab post cards. Have a great day!
CAMILES rated for Months of the Year BTC Sept./ Oct. on Sep 26, 2017
Comment: Very cute, usually BTC 's have a hole punched in them on the left side, so you can hang them on a binder ring, then you see them all on there and hang it up, very nice to see them displayed that way.
Response: Thanks for the info. My next BTC's will have that hole! This was my first attempt and i wasn't sure of what to do. Thank you for the rating and the heart. Perhaps we will swap again. Have a great day.
Comment: Oooh.... pretty! I can't wait to do my part on this one.
Response: Thank you for the rating and the heart! I love doing these post cards and seeing what others do. Have a great Autumn season!
raven rated for Shaving cream marbling atc swap on Sep 19, 2017
Comment: very creative work and I am proud to add yours to my collection...Thank you
Response: So glad you like it. I really enjoy working with the shaving cream. Thanks for the rating and the heart.
Gwillisinc rated for USAPC: Green Background ATC on Sep 16, 2017
Comment: thank you for the goldenrod on the green background, you know how to make someone happy
Response: Glad to know you got it. Sorry to hear you were in the hospital. Hope everything is okay now. Keep swapping/
Comment: Thanks for everything!
Response: Thank you for the rating and heart. Have a great day
Comment: I love the light house coloring page! I have a thing for lighthouses and this picture just made me smile! Thank you😀❤️
Response: I am glad you liked it. I, too, like lighthouses, and have visited several along the East Coast. Thank you for the rating and heart. Have a great day.

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Lilpurplepig on Sep 12, 2017:

got your letter. I promise i will be writing you back asap.

anrtist on Aug 12, 2017:

CI Group greetings!
Blessings, cc

anrtist on Aug 12, 2017:

CI Group greetings!
Blessings, cc

Coss on Jun 13, 2017:

Hi Betsy-
Sending home your Collaborative Postcard. It doesn't have far to travel, just from Virginia. Loved the underwater theme.

Lilpurplepig on Apr 4, 2017:

Got your letter today. You had me in stitches about the nap. Because I could see myself taking a nap with the grans baby too. lol

AZmom875 on Apr 1, 2017:

The Alligator atc jams is so super cute, thanks for working on it.

Lilpurplepig on Mar 27, 2017:

Just sent your reply today. Sorry for the delay.

Lilpurplepig on Jan 15, 2017:

Betsy, just sent your reply yesterday. You should be getting it soon.

Lilpurplepig on Jan 9, 2017:

Got your January 2017 letter today. Oh, it is going to be so much fun writing you. Give about a week and I will get a reply back to you. New pen pal yeah!!!

OrigamiGrace on Jan 3, 2017:

From Cheap Postage Group!


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