Swap-bot Time: January 17, 2019 5:00 am


Date Joined: August 6, 2017
Last Online: January 16, 2019
Birthday: February 4
Country: United States

About Me

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 20 years later I'm still sitting in the drivers seat - Oh boy the stories I could tell! No really....... kids say the darnedest things (if their parents only knew - sometimes I have to try not to bust out laughing when I see them, these little ones are so innocent - it's delightful).

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 fat craft session. 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. Camping and walking on the beach.I have a great sense of humor and love to do 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, 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

YUP ...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, A Man Called Ove

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......

Favorite Movies

AND.... I love movies & go to movies. Some of my favorites, Pride and Prejudice The Help, Nims Island, Eight Below, Marvel movies - Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, Forrest Gump, The Princess Bride, I like based on true life uplifting movies, 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 love making my own envelopes, and a love of all things ATC's and JAMS. Just found out about Inchies and Twinchies, I mean REALLY Inchies and Twinchies.......

I do want to say AGAIN if for some reason you don't receive something from me please let me know I would love to do it again (I'm pretty big on the thought of resends for you should that happen), please contact me - it's sad not getting a little something in the mail when your expecting a little something, right?!

About PC's. My favorites are the artistic kind, black& white, black & white with color accents, unusual and unique - 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. I just love receiving them so just have fun picking it.

I also collect playing cards, there are some beautiful,wacky and funny ones out there and some of the older ones - fabulous.... crazy, I don't know why, but, there you have it. I would love J❤️ if you have one(it's kinda a sentimental reason - my Son Joshua passed away at 25 and he was my heart.... thus J❤️ - he was quite the jokester too so they are awesome also) and the 5❤️ hearts they have been know to just make my day. I'm crazy I know this... lol

No Thank you

Anything Political, religious and althoughI like the wacky and unusual no nudity or vulgar please.

things I love....

I LOVE Coca-Cola, and coke art, American Flags (vintage & country best), PC,s, Stationary and notecards, die cuts, Daisy and Sunflowers, Watermelon, Owls, ladybugs, elephants and giraffes, Ribbon and lace, Journals - bullet and junk journals calligraphy - Fountain pens, ATC's, Vintage, photography, paper craft embellishments, playing cards (see above lol), zentangle, Anything to embellish my JAMS in 3’s beautiful paper, fashion, bookmarks, beautiful stickers (might I add, that since I am a bus driver perhaps no kids or teacher types stickers would be nice - I have a pretty good selection)

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..... that does not mean little extras - it means YOUR work!

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

feels weird saying that about colors but others have done so and well I like following the trend too -I lie, I'm really a rebel kinda gal...still taking about colors seems .... well lets just say its new to me... I told you I'm crazy

About Me

Well that about does it for now... thank you for forging through my profile, I'm bit of a talker and that translate to talking with my hands as well as in my writing too!!!! I love swap-botting and I feel like our swaps are like little acts of kindness toward each other and the connection one feels from them is... well... sort of magical...


vick302000 rated for 5/5 Senders choice ATC on Dec 26, 2018
Comment: Thank you
arimails rated for 5/5 Senders choice ATC on Dec 24, 2018
Comment: Thank you for a lovely ATC, and all the extra goodies. Happy Holidays :)
supersquirrel rated for 5/5 Senders choice ATC on Dec 16, 2018
Comment: What a beautiful Christmas design. I love the ATC you created. Thanks too for the wonderful goodies.
debrbrts rated for 5/5 Senders choice ATC on Dec 15, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the very nice atc
suzwa rated for 5/5 Senders choice ATC on Dec 15, 2018
Comment: So cute !! Thank you for the ATC and all the goodies! Happy holidays!
Poeprincess rated for Element of ribbon on Dec 2, 2018
Comment: Beautiful ATC—I love the colors, quote and enhancements. Thank you for the great enclosures and the heart, too.
georgiafae rated for ATC #6: MONTH of NOVEMBER 2018 on Nov 23, 2018
Comment: Very lovely-I used a skeleton leaf on a recent swap and think they add such a delicate addition. Love all the colors and textures. Thanks also for the extras-atc backs and sleeves, Thanks for sharing!
AZmom875 rated for Put a pocket on it starter set on Oct 25, 2018
Comment: I got the cute pockets, and the Halloween girls, and the green buddhas. Thanks. I will begin working on them.
jinxspinx rated for 3 of a kind, 3 starter sets on Oct 16, 2018
Comment: Hey there sweet friend! <3 You really made me smile with your 3 of a kind jams with all the goodies. Thank you very much! I appreciate you! I hope all is good with you and that you are doing well. Talk with you soon, my crafty pal. <3
Comment: Thanks for the wonderful note and teas! Be sure and take good care of yourself, because you take care of our future (the children)! People here consume more ice cream and frozen yogurt than you would think they would for such a cold spot! Hugs from Alaska Sherry
PaperPassion rated for MAS: 1 for All on Oct 13, 2018
Comment: Beautiful ATC thanks so much.
Comment: Not a problem, received the PCS and will forward them on.
Anettethhjertnes rated for Zentangle your way #2 on Sep 27, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the atc and the extras. Love that big hair
Response: YAY.....
Comment: I got this lovely Zentangle zine, and look forward to adding my bit. Assuming you did the last one that's done -- wow. Just I mean just wow. That is some serious dedicated work! It's AMAZING! I did notice you didn't sign the back cover - do you want me to put your name down for Joan? Again, wow. Beautiful!
Response: thank you for the kind words...... I loved doing it. It would be wonderful if you would do that for me.
Comment: Was this a resend or the original? The envelope had ducks on it, @Artstamper (Joan Northwood) sent it to you and @Graciepie is the originator. There is no note as to which swap it is for, but it does have your return address on it and I couldn't find any other one previously from you. I thought your page was finely done.
Response: Yes this is the original!!!! Wonderful isn't it. I was so glad I finally got it all figured out and beyond ecstatic you got it, it is such a great swap and the excitement of getting your own zine back is awesome.
mickey7 rated for July 5/5 senders choice ATC (USA) on Aug 30, 2018
Comment: Love the ATC. Thank you.
ariestess rated for Zentangle & Pass PC US ONLY - # 7 on Aug 18, 2018
Comment: Thanks for sharing! Sorry for the late rate. I thought I'd rated already.
nadithings rated for Used Stamp Chain Card Round 15 on Aug 16, 2018
Comment: aww thanks for the extras! xo nadi
monsbrick rated for Newbie ATC round 3 on Aug 14, 2018
Comment: Your card doesn’t look like a newbie creation! It looks professional.

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AZmom875 on Jan 5, 2019:

I got 2 homer atc jams from sweetgypsy, that we all worked on. Thank you they are lovely. One was a dress up girl and one was a pocket card. Thanks for working on them.

hibiscus on Aug 13, 2018:

Kerin. The butterflies you finished the “ silver “ jam with are beautiful and made it so special ... thanks for adding some for me to use... they were the perfect touch!

gojenn on Aug 4, 2018:

Thanks for sending my Zentangle card home - it's great!

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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