Swap-bot Time: February 21, 2020 8:43 pm


Date Joined: June 7, 2007
Last Online: February 20, 2020
Birthday: May 28
Country: United States
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About Me

Happy 2019! My quote for this year is "Don't let anyone steal your joy!"

Thank you to everyone who stops by my wall and leaves some holiday bling!! I appreciate you thinking of me.

March 7, 2019 Still not letting anyone steal my joy! For life is too short and precious. It always helps to exchange happy mail and have family and friends show love when one finds themselves in a valley...that being said our first sibling of 5 will not be with us very soon now. Him and I are the youngest and while I'm not close to my half brother it is a strange feeling to lose our first sibling. He's been fighting kidney cancer 2 years and he is ready to be in peace and leave this world. Yesterday we had to say goodbye to our 15 year old furbaby, Oni kitty. Our hearts are broken. πŸ’” As the nurse at the vet assured me Oni was well cared for, she was happy and had a shiny coat and she could tell Oni was loved. Her Sister Yuki is still looking and listening for her. RIP little one, you will never be forgotten. πŸ’–

Favorite Crafts

I have tried a lot of art and crafts in my life. While I am no expert I do have an eclectic style and appreciation of art in many forms. Handmade is always appreciated and treasured.

  • September 2018...We just got a Hobby Lobby in our area a few months ago! About time, lol!

  • My newest obsession are Julie Nutting Paper Dolls, I love them! I bought my first stamp in 2013 after a class and didn't do much with the dolls until 2015. I own almost the entire collection and met Julie herself in June 2016 at a retreat. So awesome! I hope to attend another class with her someday.

  • paper dolls, I love my dolls! Have on-going doll art journals; die cut dolls, stamped, magazine and paper cut outs, even clothes etc, made by you, stickers of dolls etc..

  • Tim Holtz and Graphic 45 products have became some of my favorites! I'm still learning how to use them and love Pinterest for inspiration.

  • I do love drawing, painting, sewing and quilting, (my Grandmother was an amazing quilter) collage, art and junk journals. I also enjoy inchies, ATCs, and small altered matchboxes. I like the different sized tiny and unique matchboxes I find sometimes at the most random places. Fun to collect!

  • Anything teensy and unusual, little boxes and I collect tins, miniatures; especially paper miniatures Just have a thang about tiny teeny things. hehe

  • Love die cuts and use them in my journals and collage

  • I enjoy "junkin'" for art junk /vintage treasures!

  • collecting ATCS since 2006. Have some beautiful art in my collection!

  • unusual and interesting papers of all kinds! 4x6" or larger

  • collage and fabric art

  • embroidery, cross stitch, needle felting, wool roving or wool fibers

  • most colors (except neon colors) but some of my favorites are blue, pink, purple, aqua, and autumn colors

  • love all animals! forest/woodland creatures, sea creatures, African animals, pets. I have two cats.

  • the sea and all it's many beauties

  • quilling and origami

  • interesting metal embellishments

  • hearts (collected since I was a teenager)

  • Halloween, Valentines Day and Christmas are my favorite holidays.

  • Elvis, Marilyn Monroe, Vintage Barbie, Katy Keene, 1960s, 1970s, 1980s Rock n Roll, Dance, Fairies, Butterflies, Birds, Nature, Retro, Quirky and Colorful, Skulls, Quotes and Poetry, Cats and Dogs, Zentangles, Humor, Repurposing and Recycling, Fashion (paper dolls or old magazine cut outs for my paper doll junk journal)

  • I love vintage ephemera!!! 1960's and earlier, vintage textiles, fabrics and scraps, sewing and hand stitching items, vintage magazines, cookbooks, children's books, readers and song books, old medical books, geography or encyclopedia pages, wallpaper and wrapping paper, vintage ads and pamphlets, sewing patterns from 1960s or earlier, vintage rhinestones and costume jewelry, old type written letters and documents, forms, envelopes or postcards,

*I love to sew and now have two Granddaughters I am sewing for. Not so much clothing anymore but now for their dolls! So much fun!

Favorite Television

My husband and I watch a lot of TV through the week in the evenings because it's the best way to relax together after our long days....Big Bang Theory, Survivor (since the beginning) NCIS (still watch the orginal with Gibbs) Use to love CSI (with Grissom) Firefly, Bones and Grimm. Sad to say some of my favorites are no more. Fave movies: Grease, Ghost, Dirty Dancing, Lord of the Rings, Star Wars and Avatar. Old shows: I Love Lucy, That Girl, Gilligan's Island, Mork and Mindy, Welcome Back Kotter


Things I won't use or dislike...trying to keep it short as it should be, but I end up with too many of certain things!

*pencils, erasers, reward stickers

*scraps of paper

*blank recipe cards, packages of note cards or memo pads. I have too many! lol

*please no more washi tape rolls

*glitter, any, but I do I LOVE glitter in art that you send. I just have a big stash already.

*not fond of neon colors

*scarves and socks, make-up or make-up bags


Just want to say thank you to all these kind people for being an angel! :) If I could give you hearts for your sweetness, I would!

@joyceann888 Let's Keep Smashing/Junking #11

@Wenturner71 Turquoise Happy Monster

@user6937 PBP Anticipation for Precipitation journal page, we were angels for each other from the same swapper

@isabellasnow Heart ATC

@wenturner71 Happy Monster Orange

@lilejmax for Through the Rainbow Green Matchbox

VJP and Helen Joy for Quick Little Inchies Swap- one of my first swaps on Swap Bot and I was showered with lots of inchie love!

GrannyLove for 5" Fabric Charms Swap


Black and White Kitty Matchbox, @Lamira never received Angeled by ittybittykitty December 2017 Thank you so much!!

Hello Kitty matchbox, @MsPinky never rec'd

Private swap, @kawaiibuttons never rec'd

Tags and Wishes, WTA

Wishes sent to:

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Tags owed

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bluerose3 rated for CPG Jan '20 Mini Tag - US only on Jan 31, 2020
Comment: Thank you. I like how it's a different shape. Makes me think of how magical winter is with the first snowfall.
supersquirrel rated for EP: Let's Swap Ephemera! on Jan 29, 2020
Comment: Oh my Lordy - you made me cry. Thank you for this unbelievable package of ephemera. All the tissues, charms, sequins, napkins, sears catalog pages, washi, papers, tags, tickets, envies of more bits and pieces and on and on. I can't believe this amazing gift you put together for me. Thank you for your generosity - I'm so touched!
Response: Susan, You are very welcome! I'm so glad I got to surprise you! Enjoy your goodies. :)
DragonflyDaisy rated for Interactive Christmas Card on Dec 16, 2019
Comment: Thank you Bonnie for the beautiful interactive card. You sound as busy as I do. Our daughter's boyfriend just asked for our blessing to marry her last night, so sounds like I might be getting a whole lot busier!!! :) lol - Merry Christmas!
Response: Hi there and Happy New Year! It's been so busy here I realized I haven't responded. That's terrific, congrats to your daughter and family! :)
Comment: Hello! Thank you so much for these unique recipes! I have never seen one with cooked egg yolk before. I'll definitely have to try it and the others. Thanks so much! :):) Merry Christmas!
Comment: Thank you for an awesome swap! I liked everything you sent to me! I enjoy the letter as well! I am glad you sent me the fun Portland OR postcard, too!
Comment: Wow! Your package was like Christmas with all the fun goodies you included along with the swap! Thank you for resending my friend and for the HAPPY mail - it was definitely worth the wait! πŸ˜ƒ
hibiscus rated for Paper Doll ATC on Aug 14, 2019
Comment: This is so nice! My very own original paper doll and so cute! Thank you! Excellent work .. mulberry paper? I didn’t know that’s what it is called I love to work with it thanks so much for sharing!
elflady rated for Julie Nutting Card on Jun 26, 2019
Comment: Love,love this beautiful card and all the extras. Thank you so much. Also loved your note And the spare doll in American colours. Well done for an inspiring card. elflady
Comment: Thank you for the large selection of ephemera, always nice to receive this sort of things, and also thanks for the delipaper!
Response: Yay! Home to you safe and sound. Very welcome. Enjoy the deli paper. Thanks for the heart.
scrappermama rated for Altered Clothing Tag on May 29, 2019
Comment: Love it!! Never seen a triangular tag!!! Oooooo aaaah!! Thank you so much!! The crocheted 1 is fun!!! Have a mah-velous summer!! β™‘β™‘β™‘
Response: You're very welcome! So glad you like everything. First time I've seen a triangular tag too. Lol Happy summer! 🌞
Comment: Bonnie beautiful as always! I am still trying to get comfortable with collage as I tend to craft with clean lines, but collage fascinates me with all its cluttered yumminess - lol! Wish we lived closer, so we could get together and play in the craft room! Thanks again for my happy mail! πŸ˜ƒ
Response: Hi Michele, I'm sorry my friend it took so long to respond. Life gets crazy busy sometimes! I'm so happy you like my little pieces of art. Collage use to absolutely intimidate me! It just takes practice and time and sometimes it's just not someone's cup of tea. Lol I love it all! Have often wondered what it would be like to have a big art party with all my pals I've never met....we would have a blast! Thank you for your kind words. ❣️
luckycharms rated for Christmas Die Cuts- US on Apr 24, 2019
Comment: Thank you Bonnie for the wonderful die cuts! May I ask what die cut the tree and Santa are from. I would love to buy them, they are great!!!! I hope you had lots of fun with your Family this Easter, nothing is better than being with Family!!!!
Response: You're so very welcome! Yes, I had a wonderful time with my family and some new people I spent time with as well. That set is a Spellbinders die set I got on clearance at Hobby Lobby. I'll send you a PM with info. :)
Comment: Bonnie, once again HAPPY mail from one of my favorite swapping partners! πŸ˜€ Everything about your swap was beautiful from the envelope to the sweet bunny card, to the fun spring MemoryDex and all cool ephemera - loved it all! 😍
Response: Aww, thanks for the sweet rating and kind words! So much fun swapping with you as well!
DragonflyDaisy rated for Crackle paint technique! on Apr 17, 2019
Comment: Bonnie, thank you for the happy mail! πŸ˜ƒ I loved what you made for me! I really liked the big cracks you got from the Elmer's glue - soooo cool! I am going to have to try it out. I have always just used the crackle medium like your extra you sent and like how it looks too, but the Elmer's glue cracks were huge and really awesome! See you again in the swaps soon! πŸ™‚
Response: I'm so happy you like your happy mail! First time I've used Elmer's glue technique and I love it so much I made a background spread in my art journal. lol See you in the mail again soon I'm sure. :)
Comment: Thank you for the awesome images!!!
Response: You're welcome, thanks for the heart rating! ☺️
Comment: Thank you again! Sorry you got me twice for the same type of swap, lol! I wish SB would let hosts diddle with partner assignment but oh well! Enjoy the g-kids! Our kids are in their 20s but no one is even engaged yet. My poor hubby has babies on the brain/grandkid envy, lol
Response: Thank you Grace, was happy to send to you again! Was hoping you didn't mind! Lol One more week 'til I get to see my Princesses!
OrigamiGrace rated for CPG Easter 2019 Card - US only on Apr 8, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the cute card and extras!!
iamdawt rated for MMDRS-USA Transparent Dex Card on Mar 23, 2019
Comment: Bonnie! Thank you SO MUCH for the clear mermaid-y Dex card, I love it! You were so clever to emboss it. I don't know why that never crossed my mind to emboss acetate. The card you made is adorable and the color blending of the tails was spot on. I'm so excited you were may swap buddy! Thank you for everything!
Response: Like I said I'm behind on my responses! I'm so glad you like what I sent and happy I got to send to you! 😊
DragonflyDaisy rated for Recycle That Junk Mail on Mar 22, 2019
Comment: Bonnie thank you for the beautiful card you sent with that super fun tag with the dimensional dragonfly (I can see why you wanted to keep it 😍) inside and all the fun extras! Definitely happy mail! πŸ˜ƒ
Response: So very welcome crafty buddy! You're stuck with me for 2 more swaps. I'm so glad you like what I sent, see you in the mail again soon. 😊
Comment: Thanks for these wonderful envies and the washi tape! I love the eagle and the beaches! Our beaches are made of black sand, whenever the ocean decides to give us some. Mostly, our beaches are black/gray cobbles. You should come to Alaska to see for yourself. We counted over 200 eagles in Kodiak while we were there. Hugs from Alaska, Sherry
Response: Hugs backatcha! 😊 Thanks for the heart and rating.

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Heirloom on Dec 31, 2019:

From the USA Happy Mail group

CurlyTea on May 28, 2019:

Happy Birthday!

Heirloom on Mar 20, 2019:

marinda on Jan 8, 2019:

Thank you so much for angeling my Christmas card swap for me! It is a beautiful card and postcard. I am so grateful! Have a very happy new year!

suzwa on Jan 7, 2019:

THANKS so much for the great AtC you Angeles for me! I love it !! It's nice to see that the good swappers here on swap-bot outweighs the bad seeds !! Thanks again

pattiairel on Jan 7, 2019:

thanks for the snooppy card and stickers. One can NEVER have to many stickers!!

LMeowkin on Dec 25, 2018:

Thank you so much for so many wonderful angel gifts! I swear, you could be my personal shopper. Everything was something I would have bought for myself, had I seen it! z

The mini lights are fun, and the ME stuff is WONDERFUL. I really like the kitty washcloth, too - it's darling.

I wish you a Merry Christmas! Thank you so much!

LMeowkin on Dec 10, 2018:

Thank you SO much for the lovely surprise of the angel stocking stuffer gifts! Wow. Your kindness just grabbed my heart strings. Looking forward to opening on Christmas. It was so very sweet of you to remember me after all this time!

CurlyTea on Nov 27, 2018:

Snowball fight!

OrigamiGrace on Nov 22, 2018:

From Cheap Postage Group!


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