Swap-bot Time: April 20, 2018 9:17 am


Date Joined: August 6, 2017
Last Online: April 19, 2018
Birthday: February 4
Country: United States

About Me

+++++UPDATE+++++ today at one of my happy places, the mailboxes, I got a bit of discouraging news from 2 other neighbors talking. It seems we are having challenges with our mail. One particular neighbor was on her way to talk with me, we have shared a few moments as I have opened some of my happy mail from swaps (she knows how much I love them and is amazed at the things I have received) I have personally in the last few month hand delivered a few letters and packages up the hill knowing how wonderful getting snail mail. I have also had letters layed at my front door and missed important communications. One neighbor has talked with the USPS and it seems it will be a little bit if trial and error and some possible challenges. Please stick with me and keep the lines of communications open as we try to work this out. It would mean a great deal to me. Thank you so much.

Hello.... greeting the Pacific North West! 🌲🌲🌲. Born in Boston though - Boston Proud.... I am so excited about beginning this wonderful swap-bot experience. I've been "crafty" all my life. My interests are varied. I was a stay at home mom until all my children were in grade school. In order to have the same schedule as my children I became a school bus driver, and 19 years later I'm still sitting in the drivers seat - Oh boy the stories I could tell!

I used to teach Kindergarten before staying home with my fabulous children which was a perfect fit for me because Kindergarten is education disguised in one big craft session at that age. I have 2 living Children, Ashley-29 and Chelsea-27, my son Joshua passed away Sept 11, 2010 at 25, we are blessed with a lifetime of laughter and love from the short time we had with him. That loss does not define me, in fact it has made me a better person and I know he would be proud of the person I am.

I love to walk and swim, hiking and a good bike ride. Camping and walking on the beach.I have a great sense of humor and love random acts of kindness and putting a smiles on faces....... and ice cream cones, dipped in chocolate of course - I love that crunchy stuff!!!

Favorite Music

What would the world be without music..... right now my playlist has on it... Rihanna's "Love on the brain", Adel's "Hello" - Well all of Adel,
Mumford and Son, Macy Gray, Journey, Duffy, Chicago, Elton John, Michael Jackson, U2, Train, Beetles, Tracy Chapman, well I could go on and on. I'm kinda an eclectic person of sorts and it translates in my music, reading and crafts!!

Favorite Books

I love to read and belong to a book club. What fun it is and it broadens my reading (I won't lie though some of the selections make me wonder... just who is this person). I like easy reading but don't object trying something new. Some books on my shelf.... Girl on the Train, Winter Garden, Man Called Ove, A wolf called Romeo, The Shack, James Patterson, The Women in Cabin 10, The Light Between Oceans, Big Little Lies, Unbroken, again very eclectic. I love bookstores - older ones more so and libraries and the feel of a good book in my hands - seriously I like turning pages - but I confess I do have electronic ones too - purely for when I have field trips on the bus...... right?!.

Favorite Movies

Some of my favorites, Pride and Prejudice The Help, Nims Island, Training Day, Eight Below, Marvel movies - Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, Crash, Forrest Gump, The Princess Bride, I like based on true life uplifting movies, Action and adventure, Not good with scary, scary movies. No Saw or Geepers Creaper 😬 Yikes!!!!

Favorite Crafts

Hmmmm - there just isn't enough time or ones attention span to really do my crafting justice...!! 😊 So let me just say ........ I ....L O V E ..... Paper and all paper.crafts but have have been seen doing - Knitting, Crochet, beading, Cross stitch - But mostly I'm hooked on paper crafts. I do scrapbooking, journaling, making my own envelopes and cards, and ATC's, I'm learning about pocket letters, I think I'm leaning toward the mini kind! Just found out about Inchies and Twinchies, I mean REALLY Inchies and Twinchies.......

I do want to say If for some reason you don't receive something from me please let me know I would love to do it again, it's sad not getting a little something in the mail when waiting for it, right?!

II L O V E collecting PC's!! . My favorites are the artistic kind, black& white, black & white with color accents, unusual and unique - because honestly I truly have a lot of tourist type cards, ...... well send me something you'd like yourself and then tell me a little bit about you.. your profession, dreams, passions, what you love about your culture and I love quotes.TRULY I just love receiving them so just have fun picking it.

No Thank you

Anything Political, religious or nudity please.

things I love....

I LOVE Coca-Cola, and coke art American Flags (vintage & country best) PC,s, Stationary and notecards, die cuts, Frank Lloyd Wright Architecture, Daisy and Sunflowers, Watermelon, Owls, ladybugs, elephants and giraffes, Ribbon and lace, Journals - bullet journals, calligraphy - Fountain pens, ATC's, Vintage, photography, paper craft embellishments, I collect playing cards (Im getting a little crazy about it - don't know why I like them so much, the joker would be totally awesome... but really I collect them for the fabulous backs.... so it really is just all about that..., zentangle, beautiful paper, fashion, bookmarks, beautiful stickers, and truly I just plain love seeing the little treasure people send me hidden in all shapes and sizes of envelopes that await me in the mailbox.....

favorite colors

Warmer earth tone greens, purples like eggplant and deap lilac, yellows like mustard, oranges like pumpkin and corals and usually do a lot of black accents

Love red, white and blue - purple, greens and yellow or brown with pink or blue or green combinations are pretty too


MisplacedfromPA rated for Serious Notecard Swap - USA on Apr 18, 2018
Comment: Thank you for such very nice note cards. Great variety! I also love the postcard and 2 stickers you sent along. Thank you again.
nannydino rated for CHWH: Sand or Snow PC on Apr 16, 2018
Comment: Hi Kerin, thank you for the re-send. It arrived here fast! I love the colorful beach cabins...I so want to go there! We are getting lots of our west coast "liquid sunshine" lol. I love laying in the sun at the beach...I can't wait :) peace love light
Response: it was a wonderful experience swapping with you. Thank for the patience and such a wonderful attitude.
tampatha rated for WIYM: Blind Envie Swap #4 on Apr 14, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the lovely goodies! I love your swap business card too! Where did you get it from?
Response: I forgot, but I’m going to look and see.... if you saw my craft room you’d now it will take a few 🤪😂🤣
Gatzcat rated for Random PC International #4 on Apr 14, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the thoughtful compliment on your postcard you sent. That made my day. 😊 I think I was born in the wrong era too. It's funny how that works. Take Care!
Response: it was fun.....
PrairieKittin rated for HD/HP Pass and Paste #48 on Apr 12, 2018
Comment: I love the Zentangle you added to my card, but I'm a little confused why you sent it back to me?
Response: It has you as the partner I send to........
karenc5079 rated for Stuff the Mailbox #6 on Apr 10, 2018
Comment: what a super fun envie. Thank You.
Comment: Thank you so much for the beautiful postcard and poem! I hope you enjoy your time on Swap-Bot :) I hope spring is well on it's way at your end of the world, here it's getting warmer (aka higher 30s Fahrenheit XD) but we still have SO much snow! Happy swapping!
Comment: Thank you for the lovely extras! You forgot to sign your sticker, so I added your alias to it! :) Hope you had a lovely Spring Break!
Response: thank you so much......
dustcollector rated for NoteCard to Postcard 2018 #1 on Apr 9, 2018
Comment: Thank you. One of my dogs is a black lab, but she isn't a puppy--maybe on the inside😀
atomikbetsy rated for NoteCard to Postcard 2018 #1 on Apr 8, 2018
Comment: Thank you, Kerin, for this beautiful postcard. Your writing and doodles are so lovely.
ladyaduial rated for Stuff the Mailbox #6 on Apr 6, 2018
Comment: Cute! Thank you for the goodies! (sorry for the late rate. I have been out of town.)
Response: Absolutely no worries, I just hope you enjoyed it as well as hoping your travels were for happy reason and not sad...... I love this swap
Comment: Thank you for the postcards. I do enjoy post crossing and send and receive lots of postcards.
Comment: I love them.
Response: Golly, I am so glad... I am new at this and have seen some beautiful work and look forward to after much practice to being able to do work like the art I have seen.. thank you
heavenboundlj rated for Stuff the Mailbox #6 on Apr 5, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the goodies. I always enjoy receiving mail from you. I smile before I even open it.
Response: you sure know what to say to a gal.......! Thank you so much, I love these swaps - well all swaps. Might I also say that your profile is delightfully simple and yet jam packed full AND the sushi sticker thing cracks me up. Hope to be swapping together sometime in the future... Have a glorious rest of your day
Whimsy1 rated for Stuff the Mailbox #6 on Apr 2, 2018
Comment: Love love love all the items! Thanks so much!
mcovey rated for Used Stamp Chain Card Round 11 on Mar 30, 2018
Comment: Thank you for pc to send on and for all the extra’s
pandora808 rated for Stuff the Mailbox #6 on Mar 29, 2018
Comment: Thank you so much for the lovely swap!! Was a lot of great stuff. 😙
KaurinMarie rated for Stuff the Mailbox #6 on Mar 29, 2018
Comment: Thanks a bunches! 😊
denisedecker58 rated for Stuff the Mailbox #6 on Mar 28, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the wonderful selection of items! Awesome!
m3i5 rated for EH~~St. Patty (green) on Mar 28, 2018
Comment: Hi Kerin! Thank you very much for the 5 beautiful green envelopes, green washi tapes and green stickers! Love it! :D

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PrairieKittin on Feb 27, 2018:

Wow! That was totally unexpected! Thank you for the gift. I'll definitely use it!

lorianne01 on Feb 8, 2018:

Quick And Easy Profile Message #14


I hope you have (or had) a wonderful day! I just dropped by to say hello.

Best wishes,


DeAnnaVarela on Feb 8, 2018:

Swap: Quick & Easy Profile Message #14

Hi Kerin, I'd love to hear your school bus stories!


jaimierandolph on Feb 8, 2018:

Swap: Quick and Easy Profile message #14

Hi Kerin, It is cold and raining here in Livingston Texas and I am very ready for spring to come! I love the outdoors too. Taking walks and just sitting outside on the porch with a good book is great! I hope that you have a wonderful day! Happy Swapping.

MsLee on Aug 21, 2017:

Hiya! Welcome to Swap-Bot!

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