Swap-bot Time: November 26, 2020 2:06 am


Date Joined: August 24, 2020
Last Online: November 25, 2020

Country: United States

About Me

IMPORTANT UPDATE: I returned to Swap-Bot in August after a 2-year hiatus. My previous profile was: annielou

When I attempted to return to swap-bot in August, my previous profile had been "deleted." I reached out to admin, and also posted on the Facebook Swapbot site. I had no responses or recommendations.

I felt I had no other choice than to create a new profile. A SB member reached out to me today and will contact admin on my behalf to have the two profiles merged. I am so appreciative. ++++++

I’m a retired administrative assistant who turned 65 and retired during the COVID lockdown in Minnesota.

I have five kids who are all grown up ages 30-39.

I am married. My husband is still working parttime in ministry.

Favorite Music

I love any kind of music except opera. I am getting organized to learn how to play the bass guitar. It is on my bucket list. (UPDATE: as of now, I have had 3 bass lessons. slow and steady wins the race)

I'm a child of the 60s and 70s and any and all music from those days (popular rock and roll) I love. I want to include music from the 80s as well.

Billie Eilish is probably my most favorite current music artist.

Favorite Television

Any kind of mysteries or documentaries are my cup of tea. I do enjoy a good comedy and have been watching Kim’s Convenience on Netflix.

Just started watching Queer Eye on Netflix too and I love it. It is irreverent but always has an important lesson for the person they are helping. They seem like five really great people.

Favorite Crafts

I’ve been doing a lot of scrapbooking, rubber stamping (cards), and mixed media journals are my new passion.

I'm reorganizing my craft room which is small but there is only one me. I am organizing my paper by color and prints, as well as all the major holidays and seasons. it has been quite a project!

Summer Passtimes

Summer finds me camping and gardening. I still manage to find time to be creative in my craft room too!

I will be trying to harvest seeds to plant next spring and I am very excited about it.

My newest flower: Datura (Angel's Trumpet) it's gorgeous.

Winter passtimes

Knitting, crocheting, and paper crafts. I have 1000s of pictures that need to be sorted with some being purged.

I love a good crafting retreat — either fiber crafts or paper crafts. I have met some of my closest friends through creativity!










dustbunny11 rated for Postage People ATC USA on Nov 16, 2020
Comment: Hi Anne! Thank you so much for the happy postage people ATC! It makes me smile! Ella Fitzgerald was one of my dad's favorite singers, so this was a perfect card for me! Thank you as well for the extra papers; I will put them to good use! Wonderful swapping with you!
Response: I'm so glad you liked it. I was going through all the old postage stamps, and when I got to her I said * Bingo * I am a huge fan of Mary Engelbreit as well and keep all my old daily desk calendar pages for projects just like this. they can make a very nice background or layer. thank you for the rating and the heart!
lovesmail rated for October 2020 Journal Swap on Nov 7, 2020
Comment: I received your journal, and from first glance, I can see you put a great deal of time into it; it's wonderful! I am very excited to dig into it later today. :))) Thank you so much! (I love that you included photos!)
Response: I'm glad it arrived safe & sound. I think it is very safe to say that you will know more about me than a lot of people do - at least for the last month of my life! Let me know what you think. I've signed up for December, so constructive criticism is welcomed! thank you for the rating and the heart!!!
Comment: Thanks for the extras, glad you like my name :) you have a nice name too.It took a while for your mail to get here but I’m glad it’s here at last. This story is going to be a thrilling one, I can tell.
Response: that will teach me not to mail on the Monday of Election Week!!! I meant to tell you my brother lives in Naperville. Thank you for the rating and the heart. These stories are fun!
Comment: I liked the vintage picture on the PC. You have really nice handwriting and I really like the hand lettering. Best!
Response: I have to admit, it was a little hard to part with that one. I googled to see if it still existed (appears not) It looked a little spooky to me. do you agree? Perfect for Halloween time. Thank you for the rating and the heart!
Comment: Thank you for the great card and extras! A wonderful surprise to open!
Response: You are so welcome! I’m glad you enjoyed it. It was a fun swap! Thank you for the rating and the heart!!!
Comment: Cool card! My first from North Dakota! Nice quotes too
Response: I am SO GLAD to fill that void! :-) These PC with quote swaps are fun. I like them! thank you for the rating and the heart. Appreciate that so very much!!!
Comment: Thank You!
Response: You’re welcome! Thank you for the rating and the heart!!
Comment: Thank you for the lovely ATC.. The extras are amazing as well!
Response: I'm so glad you liked it! I tried the blending of Tim Holtz ink on the paper. Always like to try new things. Thank you for the rating and the heart.
SequinsNBows rated for Love Pink Swap USA on Oct 13, 2020
Comment: I loved the items. Thanks- Pink is my favorite color!
Response: you are so welcome! Pink is fun and I've loved these pink-themed swaps! thank you for the rating and the heart!!!!
wyrdfae rated for Zine Swap #2 !! on Oct 10, 2020
Comment: Your zine is fantastic! Thank you so much
Response: oh my gosh!!! I've been on pins and needles. I'm so happy to her you liked it. thank you. it was so much fun!!! I hope to join another soon! Thank you for the rating and the heart!
Comment: Thank you Anne. What a delightful collection of everything. So much fun! You couldn't have done better. Thanks again.
Response: I am SO GLAD it made it to you safely. And thank you for the feedback. That was my first “loaded bag” and it won’t be so scary next time~!! The video link in the swap description was really helpful. Thank you for the rating and the heart!!
bauerdesigns rated for Bullet Journal Supply Swap on Oct 8, 2020
Comment: Holy WOW! Thank you SO much for the packed envelope full of goodies 💌 It was literally bursting at the seems by the time it arrived here, LOL! I love the variety of note paper, the puffy stickers are super cool, and I can ALWAYS use cello bags. The mini tear-off calendar is really neat – an extra 'thank you' for sharing that with me!! This fantastic surprise mail was much appreciated today, and reminds me how much swap-bot swaps spark joy for me 🌟
Response: Holy moly - thank YOU! I may have mentioned that I have not yet done a bullet journal but I think I would like to try. I’m so glad you liked everything. Thank you for the rating, rave review and the heart!!!
Comment: Thank you so much for the super lovely witch ATC!! I also LOVEEEE the handmade card that you put together <3 I hope you and your grandbabies have some fun this spooky season <3
Response: Oh I'm so happy she arrived safely! Swapbot is helping me to share the cards I have made. I'm glad you liked it!!! Thank you for the rating and the heart. that means a lot!!!!
Comment: I love the card. Thank you. Thanks for the goodies
Response: Hooray! I'm glad you liked it and I'm glad it got to you. Mail has been weird lately. I appreciate the rating and the heart. good for my soul. take good care!
Comment: Hey Anne! What fun to get ATCs from Minnesota today! They are gorgeous! I love how you had the mandalas and the fun color combinations. Thank you for the extras too. I'm looking forward to using them on some upcoming ATC projects.
Response: I am so glad you liked them . I was hoping you would!! I'm pretty sure ATCs are my favorite thing. thank you for the rating and the heart. Very much appreciated!!!
mgugs17 rated for Why is my mailbox so empty? #13 on Oct 6, 2020
Comment: Love the postcard and the gnomes 😍 thank you for taking the time to make it special ❤
Response: You are very welcome. I love gnomes! did I tell you that? thank you for the rating and the heart. I appreciate that!
Comment: Thank you so much for all my goodies!!
Response: You are welcome! It was fun to do that swap. Have a great day - you've set mine off to a great start with your rating and a heart!
Comment: Thanks for the awesome Halloween goodies!
Response: Hooray they arrived! isn't that the best feeling - to know the mail has arrived safely? You are so welcome. I hope we swap again soon ! Thank you for the rating and the heart!
Comment: I absolutely love the ATC and the card! I appreciate the extras as well, and I'm sure I'll put them to good use. Thank you so much for a great swap!! :)
Response: after a weekend of ups and downs, this was a lovely note to receive. thank you. I took a picture of my frankenstein to show my grandson and he gave me a thumbs up. I'm glad you'll be able to use the things I sent along. thank you for the rating and the heart!
Comment: What a cute card! Thanks for the goodies and spooky recipe. Our little one would love making monster popcorn!
Response: I think I might try it for my grandkids too. It's always fun to try new things! I am so glad it arrived safely. Thank you for the rating and the heart! HAPPY HALLOWEEN (in 29 days!)

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hamsterfarm on Sep 24, 2020:


For joining everything Pink <3

hamsterfarm on Sep 17, 2020:


Thank you for joining my swap!

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