Swap-bot Time: October 21, 2018 10:42 am


Original Member
Last Online: October 16, 2018
Birthday: May 23, 1945
Country: United States

About Me

Autumn is here - my favorite season. Our trip to Alaska was fantastic! So many beautiful things to see. Loved every minute. While we were gone, our 4th great grandchild was born - Jaxon. Three boys and one girl! Our family continues to grow. My mom celebrated her 92nd birthday, but not before scaring us with a slight heart attack. She is ok, but needs looking after, so guess who?! Yep, my stamping is still limited, but I am trying to get back into it slowly! 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! We are expecting a third great grandson in September. 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.


Kraftylady777 rated for Collab Coloring PC #32 on May 24, 2018
Spice rated for USAPC- Cards with Wings on May 22, 2018
Comment: Oh WOW!!! I love the card. You did a great job and I'm envious of your stamp!!
Response: i am so glad you like it. Hope you can use it for someone special. Thanks for the rating and the heart! Have a great holiday.
Kathy821 rated for Collab Coloring #37 on May 6, 2018
Comment: Thank you very much!
Response: So glad you got it. Thanks for the rating and heart. Have a great day.
Kraftylady777 rated for Collab Coloring #36 on Apr 11, 2018
Comment: Thank you so Much!
Response: So glad to know you got it. Thanks for the heart. Have a great day. I do believe Spring has arrived here in Maryland,
Comment: You did a wonderful job! I love it! Thank you so much!
Response: So glad to know that you got it. Thanks for the heart. Have a great day.
heatherkm rated for Months of the Year BTC Nov./Dec. on Mar 6, 2018
Mimi7 rated for Collab Coloring PC #29 on Mar 6, 2018
Comment: Hi Betsy Thanks for the card to color that belongs to Brenda Lea, Brenda Lea and I are friends in person, she only lives 40 minutes from me. We met here on swapbot!! Thanks for the note. I am glad spring is almost here as well. Thanks also for the great washi tapes. Happy Coloring and thanks for being faithful in my coloring swaps!! :)
Response: How about that! I have met swappers from states close to mine, but never one so close. Thank you for the rating and the heart. I love to color and love your swaps. Keep them coming!
donetta rated for March/ April BTC on Feb 27, 2018
Comment: Betsy, thank you for the adorable March/April binder trading card; it is a welcome addition to my 8th binder ring!
Response: So glad you like it. Wow! You have 8 binder rings! What a nice collection. Thanks for the rating and the heart.
Coss rated for Collab Coloring Pc #27 on Feb 26, 2018
Comment: Got your card and it will go out to the next person in #29.
Response: Thanks for letting me know, and thank you for the rating. Have a good day.
Lilpurplepig rated for 12 Letters in 2017 on Feb 17, 2018
Comment: Thank you for being such a great pen pal this past year.
Response: Thank you. I enjoyed getting to know you. Have a great year.
Kraftylady777 rated for Collab Coloring Pc # 19 1/2 on Feb 12, 2018
Comment: Thank you so much
Response: I am so glad you found it. Thanks for the rating and the heart. Have a great day.
Mimi7 rated for Collab Coloring #26 on Feb 12, 2018
Comment: Hi Betsy, I'm so sorry you and hubby had the flu, it was awful wasn't it. I hadn't been that sick in quite a while. We had gotten our flu shots and were really sick with type A with high fever and the cough for 8 days but the cough lasted about 2 weeks. I hope you have good health the rest of this winter and afterwards!! Thanks for the card to color and pass on.
Response: I just can't wait for winter to be over. Thank you for the rating and the heart. These are fun swaps.
Comment: Love the darling BTC you made! The little snowman is so cute with the him standing on snow! And love the beautiful rose! Great job!
Response: I am so glad you liked my BTC. It was fun to do. Thank you for the rating and the heart. I hope you have a great February!
Yakima1955 rated for Collab Coloring PC #20 on Jan 25, 2018
Comment: It got here super sure the pony express is alive and well. 😊thanks so much!!!
Response: Glad to know that pony is still running!! Thanks for the rating andheart. Have a great day.
Mimi7 rated for Collab Coloring PC #22 on Jan 24, 2018
Comment: Hi Betsy, thanks for the great card to color and send on. :)
Response: Thank you for the rating and the heart. And a BIG thank you for hosting!!
lynnerfb rated for Collab coloring PC # 23 on Jan 23, 2018
Response: Thank you.
Comment: Thank you!
Response: Thank you for the rating and the heart.
LisaLisa3 rated for Collab Coloring PC #19 on Dec 18, 2017
Comment: Got the card, will color and send on next round. : )
Response: Thank you for the rating and the heart. Have a Merry Christmas!
denisedecker58 rated for Christmas Survey on Dec 6, 2017
Comment: Great job Betsy!
Response: Thank you. Hope you have a great Christmas.
Comment: Thank you ❤¸♥♪♫*¨*•.¸¸❤ ;-) 💗 🎅 🎁 🎄📷 ❆ ☃ ☕️🍭 🎎...I HOPE you have A GREAT DECEMBER & ENJOY a great 💙💚💛❤️💜 rating! Blessings, cc
Response: Thank you for the rating and hearts, and all the good wishes. Looking forward to what 2018 will bring!

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DixieDiane on Jan 9, 2018:

Hi Betsy-received your January letter for swap-12 months of letters 2018 yesterday. You have my response coming back at ya mailing out today. I'm enjoying this swap already!!!

kittyhahahotbot on Dec 25, 2017:

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!!!

yvonne401 on Oct 18, 2016:

Congratulations for winning October Bingo in Butterfly lovers!



CurlyTea on Aug 30, 2016:

starrycat on Jun 9, 2016:

Thank you for the goodies you send for the PPU May WTA prize. The goodies are right up my alley! Thanks again.

PrairieKittin on May 31, 2016:

Happy Birthday!! (Okay, it's a day or two late, but the thought is still there!) LOL!!

anrtist on May 31, 2016:

Blessings! cc

Mimi7 on May 23, 2016:

Happy Birthday!

Soph on May 23, 2016:

I just noticed that it's your birthday today. HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Have a wonderful day, filled with lots of love and fun.

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