Swap-bot Time: June 4, 2020 8:19 am


Date Joined: June 7, 2007
Last Online: June 1, 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. ๐Ÿ’” 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. ๐Ÿ’–

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:

Tags I owe:

Tags owed

WTA sent to:


PaperPassion rated for HDF-Julie Nutting Tag on Jun 1, 2020
Comment: Great tag and beautiful card.Nice of you to sent Julie to Paris she looks great.Thanks so much for all the work you put into her.
Comment: Thank you for the lovely check in note! I am so glad that you and your husband are planning projects to do together. :D Thank you for the lovely handmade card and THREE Halloween/fall ATCs! I loved everything you sent! Thank you!
peipeicl rated for CPG May Scrapped Mini Tag - US Only on May 16, 2020
Comment: Thank you so much for the really beautiful tag! I love it and the washi tape samples are really cute too :)
Comment: Thanks for the postcard! Things are definitely crazy and people are on edge.
Comment: Thank you for the lovely tag!! it's only April, but I may have to do two rings for my tag flip book! thank you for the extra goodies too!
ellie rated for Random scrappy envelope on Apr 17, 2020
Comment: Bonnie, you made my day. I can't wait to start playing with all the cool stuff. Thank you
hibiscus rated for Paper Doll ATC on Mar 23, 2020
Comment: I love those vintage paper dolls and I love all the green! So well done thank you very much! Cute envelope ... Yes!! Those amazing napkins ... I have really enjoyed you sending them before ... I have two faces and about four color blocks I use only on very special atcโ€™s. They are great thanks for a most wonderful swap... take care of yourself ....
fairyduster53 rated for Lets Make A Tag on Mar 21, 2020
Comment: Lovely swap!! Thank you!โ€™
Comment: Love it!
PaperPassion rated for HDF-Julie Nutting Tag on Mar 7, 2020
Comment: Beautiful tag.I love everything about it .Thanks so much for the time and effort you put into it,I appreciate all you did to make a beautiful work of art.
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful Valentineโ€™s heart tag. The paper and embellishments you chose were perfect, and thank you for the extra cards.
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! ๐Ÿ˜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 didnโ€™t know thatโ€™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.

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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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