Swap-bot Time: August 19, 2018 10:37 am


Date Joined: June 7, 2007
Last Online: August 17, 2018
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. Please do the same! I live in a metro city so I try to send swaps at the same time so I have less 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 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!

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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, 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

  • 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) 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


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. :)

*Teacher reward stickers

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

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

*please no more washi tape rolls for stocking stuffer swaps

*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. I also have very sensitive skin and scented ones are the worst!


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:

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WTA sent to:


Comment: Thank you so much for the absolutely wonderful beach envie! Loved everything from the paper to the mermaids. Actually the double mermaid is now a magnet on my filing cabinet so I can look at them while I craft Lol. So much thoughtfulness thanks again!
Response: Aww, love the idea of a magnet! So happy you love what I sent. I love the beach and it was fun putting together an envie for you. Look forward to our private swap in September. Thanks for being a great partner!
spotteddogs rated for CPG Blue Flat Envie - US only on Aug 4, 2018
Comment: Thank you for all of the amazing blueness!!!! I have the blues for sure, now! So glad to hear your friends and family were safe with the wildfires. We’ve had a pretty big one here, too, and you can’t even see the mountains today (and they are very close). Thanks again for such a great swap!
Response: Woohoo! So happy you like the blues I sent! lol Thank you and I hope you and yours stay safe from the wildfires. I'll be thinking of you.
Comment: Fabulous card, so dimensional, thick and gorgeous! Thank you for the addtl papers, napkin, and lovely greeting card! Fun swap!!
Response: You're so welcome, so glad you enjoyed the swap! Thank you for joining my swap and for the heart rating. Hope you're staying cool!
Comment: Great envelope! Thanks for the Vintage goodies!!
Response: You're welcome Laura! Thanks for the heart. Hope you're doing well and staying cool!
Jjean rated for WIYM July stocking stuffer USA on Jun 30, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the fun package - I save mine until Christmas also but the little "open now" was so fun & loved the bookmarks - thank you for making it so special.
Response: You're so welcome! Thanks for the heart and your sweet rating. Hope you're staying cool!
choke rated for PVT: BusyB & choke swap rolos on Jun 20, 2018
Comment: Hurray it's here!! It's here!!! I wish I could give you a gazillion hearts for such an awesome swap made just to my liking! Even the envelope was my favorite color and a piece of art all on it's own :-D. The handmade notecard with a lovely map was so sweet and perfect! And then the rolos, wowwweeeee!!! I'm so in love with them. You chose the perfect colors, mediums, ephemera, snarky sentiments, everything was just like me!!! Thank you so much Bonnie, this brought me so much joy to open. I hope we can swap again soon!
Response: Hi Colleen, Yay! I'm so glad you love what I sent and the envelope finally arrived. I would have been broken-hearted if something happened to it. I admit green is not a color I use often enough, but I really enjoyed doing these for you! Those snarky small talk are hilarious!! ! I've got my templates for your cards when we swap again. Thank you for the heart rate and hope you enjoy summer!
Comment: You are so creative! I love this card! Thank you so much!
Response: Aww, thank you, so glad you love what I sent! Thanks for the heart.
spicemom rated for WIYM: June stocking stuffer June on Jun 7, 2018
Comment: Hi Bonnie Thank you il open it on Christmas day Spicemom
Response: Enjoy and happy summer! Thank you for the heart!
Fabriqueen rated for Fill My Stocking - May on May 21, 2018
Comment: Thank you so much for the stocking stuffer. I have a second stocking half full already so I'm adding this in right now! Hugs, Diane
Response: Happy summer and thank you for the heart! Hugs backatcha!
AZmom875 rated for Crazy Cat Lady Returns -USA on May 14, 2018
Comment: meow ! it is purr-fect
Response: Meow, thanks for the heart! Hope you're doing well. Praying and thinking of you and hubby.
Babsmomof5 rated for Crazy Cat Lady Returns -USA on May 14, 2018
Comment: Oh how FUN these were! Thank you sooooo much for the extras but most of all for the heart and love you add to everything you send!
Response: You are very welcome my friend! Been so busy, realized I needed to respond to some ratings. I'm so glad you like what I sent. Happy summer and hope you and your family are doing well.
MisplacedfromPA rated for MPB April Stocking Stuffer on Apr 24, 2018
Comment: Placed my gift in my stocking and Thank you so much for the assortment of note pad papers (also candy cane stickers). I use those up so fast! As always, you are a pleasure to swap with. Take care! I really enjoyed your letter as well. I wish I had a Craft Warehouse around here! But then again, I would be living there and not at home, LOL.
Response: Aww, such a sweet rating! So happy you like what I sent and enjoyed my letter. Happy summer! Hope you are doing well.
Comment: I have wanted to check out a gorgous girl. Thank you so much for your beautiful work!
Response: You're very welcome! Thank you for the heart. Happy summer!
Tjace007 rated for Fill My Stocking - April on Apr 9, 2018
Comment: Thank you
Response: Thank you for rating. Happy summer!
Vickyen rated for CPG Bird Lovers PC - US on Apr 6, 2018
Comment: Hi Bonnie! Oh my gosh, I love the Cool Duke Oregon pc!! What fun! So glad to get a visit from you as it as been a very long time! Hope you have a great weekend! Hugs and Happy Swapping! ;)
Response: Yay, you got it! I was so lucky to find those postcards. Most are of scenery. Thank you for the heart and happy summer! Hugs backatcha!
Response: Thank you for the heart! Happy summer!
Comment: ty
Response: yw, thanks for rating.
Comment: Wow...thank you for taking the time to put together such a fun swap...look forward to adding some of the bits to my journal, for sure!
Response: You're very welcome! Enjoying the weather? I know it's hot but I'm ready for summer. These thunderstorms remind me of Southern Oregon. lol
Comment: Thank you for the goodies!
Response: You're welcome and thank you for the heart. Happy summer!
Comment: Thank you for the fun swap package. I loved your mail art envelope and the handmade goodies inside. The mail theme was so much fun! Cheers!
Response: You're very welcome! Thank you for heart and happy summer!

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LunaMoody on Jul 2, 2018:

Hope you are having a great summer.

Happy 4th of July


CurlyTea on May 29, 2018:

Happy Birthday!

crochetjunkie on May 6, 2018:

Thank you for the surprise pc from your travels! I appreciate you thinking of me!!

HappyMom on May 5, 2018:

Thank you for the postcard from your trip! You sure made my day today - I really appreciate you thinking of me :)

MsRose on May 4, 2018:

Thank you so much for the New York post card That’s where my family is from ! ☮️💁 Cher

Babsmomof5 on May 3, 2018:

Thank you for the awesome postcard RAK from your trip. I bet the carriage ride was positively magical!

Ryleighsmom on Mar 22, 2018:

THANK YOU for the AWG wishes of birthday mail!! You're the best!!

yvonne401 on Mar 22, 2018:

Thank you for my March AWG wish of a birthday surprise!



Babsmomof5 on Mar 20, 2018:

Thank you so much for the amazing St.Patrick's day envie full of green goodness!

HappyMom on Mar 15, 2018:

What a great surprize today - thank you so much for granting my wish from AWG - March!!


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