Swap-bot Time: November 23, 2017 2:25 pm


Date Joined: June 7, 2007
Last Online: November 23, 2017
Birthday: May 28
Country: United States
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About Me

Eclipse 2017 was awesome where I live!!! I will never ever forget it! Can't explain the wonderfully strange feeling I got during 99% eclipse. The shadows were strange and despite not having glasses it was so awesome to spend the time with my sweet husband of 36 years (our anniversary day after eclipse was hazy) It was an unusually sunny morning, first one in days, we were so lucky!! He used binoculars and simple props to film the different stages of the eclipse with shadow. Hubby made a video and unfortunately his camera memory ran out before he could get the weird shadowing on the side of our house. He's going to help me make a video of my footage. It was so EPIC!

PLEASE kindly remember to rate me. I always send my swaps and try to send something my partner would like. I love reading your profiles! I always send my swaps, rate for swaps received and communicate with my partners if something goes awry. Please do the same! I live in a metro city so I try to send swaps at the same time so I don't have so many trips to the post office. Oftentimes I mail swaps in the evening or weekends. The lobby is not open 24/7 at my post office and pick up times are not as often as they use to be, but when I click I mailed, I have actually mailed! Please keep that in mind. Thank you.

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.

*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 have collected 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.

*Tim Holtz and Graphic 45 products have became some of my favorites! I tend to hoard the supplies but I'm starting to use and share them. :) And learning how to use them. Pinterest is my best friend for help. lol

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!

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

  • Washi tape, my collection has grown! lol

  • Love die cuts and use them in my journals

  • 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!

  • collage and fabric art

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

  • paper dolls

  • I love all 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.

  • love 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. I love skulls!

*Elvis, Marilyn Monroe, 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

  • 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,

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) and one of my faves American Pickers! 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


PLEASE DON'T SEND....(unless it's a swap that I specifically signed up for) I don't need them as I have so much in my stash already. Thanks! My list is short. As it should be. :)

*I really don't like sticker slapping! Who does? lol

*scraps of paper. I have so much of the scrapbook and cardstock scraps. I really don't need more.

*blank recipe cards

*brads or eyelets as I have plenty

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

*I don't care for little girl or cutsey lip glosses or make up


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 a kitty Matchbox, @Lamira never received

Hello Kitty matchbox, @MsPinky never rec'd

Private swap, @kawaiibuttons never rec'd

Tags and Wishes, WTA

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nycphotog rated for 25 Handmade Days of Christmas on Nov 22, 2017
Comment: Thank you so much, I can’t wait to open everything, this was a fun swap. And I love that you used the word prezzies in your message lol happy holidays!
Response: I'm so glad it made it to you safely. Was a little worried when I saw it was delivered on a "porch" at your apt. Hope you like the stocking and everything. I peeked at your profile for ideas. Merry Christmas! Happy Thanksgiving first! Lol :)
Comment: Thank you for the wonderful goodies! I love the die cuts and ephemera!
Response: Very welcome, so glad you like everything. Thank you for the heart. :)
Comment: Thank you for having patience on my rating. I just got home last night to a pile of mail and guess what I found this morning? A perfect swap from YOU. I really liked your letter and the stickers (coffee), recipe cards and Christmas card is perfect for this time of year. Enjoy your time with your sister! May you have joy and peace this Thanksgiving Season.
Response: Aww, thank you for your kind words and the heart. I'm so happy you like what I sent. My Sisters and me had so much fun! Happy November and Thanksgiving. Until next time...<3
Comment: Thanks a bunch!
Response: You're welcome! Thanks for the heart rate.
Comment: Thank you for all the great postcards and the lovely letter -- such a treat!
Response: You're very welcome. Thank you for the sweet rating. Happy Thanksgiving!
Comment: Wow! I love the kitty theme!!! Thank you so much!!
Response: You're very welcome. I'm glad you love it, I enjoyed it too! Lol :)
Comment: Thank you for the Christmas card... MY FIRST!! Happy Hollidays!!!
Response: Very welcome, thank you for the heart! :)
lou rated for *WIYM: Happy Flat Mail NOV, 2017: USA on Nov 19, 2017
Comment: Many thanks, Bonnie, for the great kitty-themed mail - inside and out - I enjoyed your letter, Happy November!
Response: Happy November lou! I'm gonna be cooking pies today! Lol
Comment: Thank you for the card, the letter, and the cute fabric. Happy Thanksgiving!
Response: Very welcome, Happy Thanksgiving! Thank you for the sweet rating. :)
Comment: I really enjoyed your letter and I LOVE the stickers. Thank you so much πŸ’–πŸŽ‰
Response: I'm glad you love what I sent. Thank you for the heart. :)
Comment: Thank you!!! Happy Swapping!
Response: You're welcome! :)
Comment: Thank you for the cute card...and I love the stickers! They are new to me! Happy Thanksgiving!! 🍁🍁
Response: Very welcome! Thank you for the heart and Happy Thanksgiving! β™‘
Airam rated for GG: Gorjuss chalenge #2 on Nov 9, 2017
Response: Thanks for rating...β™‘ I love the way she turned out so I'm making one for my journal too! :)
MelfromNC rated for Flat Christmas Gift - USA on Nov 7, 2017
Comment: Thank you for your vintage flair! I appreciate the kindness!
Response: You're very welcome! Glad you like your swap and thanks for the heart rating.
Comment: Thank you Bonnie...you did an awesome job on this ATC!!
Response: So glad you like it! It was a fun challenge and thank you for the heart rating. <3
Ruthless rated for WIYM - Christmas Postcard Swap on Nov 6, 2017
Comment: I love the post card! If you'll message me your address I'll send you extra Christmas postcards for future swaps. I have a bunch of vintage ones if your interested. Thanks for making my day!
Response: You're so sweet! I'll PM you and so happy you like your postcard! Thank you for the heart rating. :)
marinda rated for WIYM - Christmas Postcard Swap on Nov 4, 2017
Comment: I love the postcard!! Thx so much! (I wonder why the goose didn't fly south for the winter?) :)
Response: If it's a Canadian geese like we have where I live, they don't fly south unless it's very cold. So glad you like your postcard! :)
romyisa78 rated for WIYM: Christmas Stocking Gift #1 on Nov 2, 2017
Comment: dear Bonnie, thank you so much and sorry again for my mistake to take part in an US Swap even if i am living in Germany. so kind from you to send it . 5 Hearts for you and merry christmas
Response: All's well that ends well and our hostess received her gifts. :) I'm glad you understand...I don't have any good flat gifts to send as suggested and packages are very expensive as I send to a long time friend in Japan. It's not easy getting around my city to shop so I mostly shop in craft stores and stores where I live. Merry Christmas and enjoy your gifts. <3
user2148 rated for Mini Art Journal page FREE THEME on Nov 2, 2017
Comment: Gorgeous page!!! Love the colors and the theme - and thank you for the extra goodies! Love it all ❀️❀️
Response: Woot! I had a lot of fun doing this one! Hubby liked it too. I'm so sorry, I think I forgot a note...was in a hurry to get to the post office. lol I have been taking classes locally with a lady who is teaching us how to use Dylusions sprays and different techniques. So, I thought I would share some with you! Thanks for the heart rating, happy you love your swap.
Mustluvdoggies rated for GROUP: VJP Thanksgiving on Oct 30, 2017
Comment: Darling journal page!!! I love it! The little boy on the turkey is so sweet and all the great details! I love the pocket with the tag, and sweet message on it. I also enjoyed doing a pocket and will use it in future pages! You put it together so well! And the card is so stickin cute! Love the envie it came it, beautiful washi tape! Oh and the great extras! Thank you for the awesome swap! Hope you and your family have a wonder thanksgiving as well!
Response: I could have sworn I responded...I think I forgot to save! lol I'm so glad you love your swap. I enjoyed this one SO much! Thank you for the heart and sweet rating!

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bluehairedmary on Nov 20, 2017:

Thank you for the owl goodies and Christmas card! Such a sweet wish granted! AWG November Wishlist

Margothecat on Nov 15, 2017:

Thank you so much for granting my AWG November wish for business cards and used postage stanos! You made my day!

mariamichelle on Nov 13, 2017:

Thank you so much for granting a November wish for me in AWG.

Ryleighsmom on Nov 13, 2017:

I love my AWG Nov. wishes! The Sassy stickers are too funny!! Thanks you!! πŸŽ„

CurlyTea on Nov 10, 2017:

Arabella on Oct 30, 2017:

What a beautiful Halloween card!!! Thank you so much!! I really like these stamps and you did an amazing job on the girl - I love it!!! I've been showing it to anyone who stops by and they love it, too! I love RAK!!! Have a great Halloween!

MissTullie on Oct 27, 2017:

Bonnie ...Thanks so much for CPG "Envie of Randomness" tag you sent me. I love the fall and winter theme goodies...recipe cards, die-cuts, baker's twine, tags and other delights. You really made my day special. Blessings!

lou on Jul 10, 2017:

Happy Belated Birthday from WIYM group!

djcamp04 on Jun 8, 2017:

You're very welcome! Hope you can use it all. ❀

ariestess on May 31, 2017:

Just wanted to say thank you so much for all of the awesome goodies you sent me in the USAPC: Happy Mail Tag! I loved opening that envelope this morning!

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