Swap-bot Time: February 17, 2020 2:58 pm


Original Member
Last Online: February 14, 2020
Birthday: May 23, 1945
Country: United States

About Me

Hi, I am back! I have had health issues, but am now back on my feet and can see what I am doing. 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 three great grandsons and one great granddaughter! . My family is very important to me. My mom is still with us, and will be 93 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 or Sam Ellicott 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 3 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.


Comment: Thanks for the lovely Atc and the tags!
Response: and thank you for the rating and the heart. Have a great day!
Littleroo rated for CI ~ January coloring 5X7 on Jan 24, 2020
Comment: Thank you for all pretty things you sent and your coloring. Going to make me a book with them.
Response: Glad you liked them. I, am going to make a book also. Have a great day.
Comment: Thank you.....
Comment: Thank you for the lovely postcard. Wishing you Happy Holidays. Hugs, Mona
Response: Thank you for the rating and the Heart!
warheart rated for SMSUSA: Pick 5! on Dec 7, 2019
Comment: Thanks for the great envelope!! I LOVE those shiny Christmas stickers!!
Response: So glad you liked the items I sent. Have a great day, and thanks for the rating and the heart.
SeleneW rated for SMSUSA: Tell Me About . . . #4 on Sep 22, 2019
Comment: Thank you so much for your letter! I had so much fun reading it. I wish I had such a wonderful grandma to grow me pumpkins for me to carve! I do have this beautiful bookmark though! Thank you so very much!
Response: you are so welcome. Thank you for your rating and kind words.
VeryShelly rated for SMSUSA: Autumn Happy Mail! on Sep 19, 2019
Comment: Your notecard was beautiful. I can't believe you made it yourself! So awesome! I loved all the goodies too. The tags were so cute. I love cats! Our weather is doing the same thing. I hope it is sweater weather soon. Happy Swapping. 🧡
Response: Thank you for your kind words and rating
LindaW rated for Bible Study ~ Angels on Aug 26, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the answers to the Bible study and for the small booklet. I’m currently hosting a Bible study on Jonah.
Response: Thank you for the rating and the heart. I would like to do a study on Jonah. Have a great day.
susieq40 rated for USAPC ATC With a Little Girl on Aug 25, 2019
Comment: Thanks for ATC with girl, thanks for black/ white card too
Response: And thank you for the rating and heart1
donetta rated for Fill a Page Number Series Six on May 24, 2019
Comment: Betsy, I hope you're doing well...but Kathryn Snook "angeled' for you, and I received a truly wonderful Route 66 ATC. Just wanted to let you know that Sue and Kathryn had you covered, and although I would never have rated you down for illness, I did receive a lovely ATC.
hibiscus rated for Fill a Page Number Series Three on May 12, 2019
Comment: great idea using the queens....I also used playing cards for the "4" ….only just the hearts, diamonds, etc. not the pretty queens...very nice...like the way your cut them out...thank you so much...but the stamps are beyond generous..and they are perfect...thank you so much,. amazing swap ]
suemick15 rated for Fill a Page Number Series Four on May 4, 2019
Comment: Hi Betsy, It would seem great minds think alike! I also did a playing card theme for my "four" ATC. It was so cool to see a different take on it. I like it very much as I do the textured paper you sent and the very generous addition of the rubber stamp.I can see myself using it over and over. Thank you for a really delightful swap. I love everything Sue
valentina22 rated for Fill a Page Number Series Two on Apr 19, 2019
Comment: Thanks for the vintage #2 ATC! I enjoyed reading your note.
Response: So glad to know you got it. Hope your Easter was a good one. Thank you for the rating and the heart.
pynart2 rated for Spring Post Card on Apr 17, 2019
Comment: Love, Love your PC. What a creative piece of Art for Spring. Thank you for your support also, it means a lot to me.
Response: So glad you like it. I love it when I can create my own post cards. Have a blessed Easter.
hibiscus rated for Fill a Page Number Series One on Apr 14, 2019
Comment: Such a lovely card and quote! Thank you so much... I couldn’t agree more ... May your Easter be as lovely as this atc
Response: Thank you for your kind words and rating. Hope we swap again.
ShireSeamstress rated for Spring Post Card on Apr 12, 2019
Comment: Enjoyed your Spring garden themed post card. 🌷🌷
Response: So glad to know you got it. Thanks for the rating. have a good day.
grannysimpson rated for SMSUSA: Send it Blind #2 on Apr 9, 2019
Response: Thank you for the rating and the heart. Have a good day.
Lazydaisy0104 rated for USAPC: 3 Elements ATC #3 on Mar 1, 2019
Comment: What a beautiful card you made for me!! I love the colors and it’s true, I love Autumn!!! I also love all the Minnie goodies you sent! The twinchie is so cute, I don’t have many of those. Thank you, friend! 💞
Response: I am so glad you like what I sent. It was a fun swap. Thank you for the rating and the heart! Have a great day.
shinyserra rated for Fill ~ Ins on Feb 6, 2019
Comment: I enjoyed reading your answers. I like these swaps for the same reason - they cause us to reflect on our lives.
Response: You are so right. Thank you for the rating and the heart. Have a great evening.
Arabella rated for USAPC: 3 Elements ATC #2 on Jan 28, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the cute butterfly atc, Betsy! Love the metal corners!
Response: So glad you liked it. Thanks for the rating and the heart. Have a great day!

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BlueberryLady on Dec 25, 2019:

Merry Christmas and all the Best for the coming Year !!!

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