Swap-bot Time: June 23, 2024 10:58 am


Date Joined: April 3, 2012
Last Online: December 24, 2023
Birthday: July 1
Country: United States

About Me

Hi! Hi! Hi!

Having fun on Swap-bot. I like making cards and have made MANY. I'm having a great time making ATCs -- and exchanging them! It is so very nice to have some friendly incoming mail.

My favorite color is purple. I love hearts, smiles, bears, flowers, butterflies, music, Life Is Good, and sparkle. I love taking photos; much happier behind the camera than in front of it. Newest enjoyment: Zentangle.

I would never ever NEVER EVER flake on a swap!!!! I will contact you if unforeseen circumstances mean that I’ll be delayed in sending a promised item. I photograph/scan all my art before sending it out. If you don’t receive something, please contact me; please allow me the opportunity to make good on the swap. ☺ Let’s keep the lines of communication open.

My first year stats:

  • 100 swaps (220 different partners).

  • 2 angels (THANK YOU kerrydwynn (Postmark ATC) & TerryF (Holocaust Museum Butterfly Project #2))

  • 3.5 flake experiences (there was a post-rating activity that partner didn’t fulfill)

  • 2 non-raters (those make me sadder – that they received something I worked on and didn’t provide comments/feedback)

Here are a few questions from Your Swap-bot Experience (nice swap, nice timing for me to review my Swap-bot experience around my one year anniversary) and my answers:

  • What do you like to receive? A nicely put together mailing. Something that shows the person cares about his/her creation; cares how it travels through the mails; cares how it presents itself to recipient. Something that feels like my swap partner took time and enjoyed doing. I like to receive a note (can be brief – mine usually are!). It’s especially nice when there is an element that shows person looked at my profile (part of the message, part of the creation, an extra if that works for the sender). And I like to receive rating comments that show the person received what I sent them – looked at it in more than just the most cursory of ways.

  • Do you always give a little extra? Always give my best. Always try to make the presentation part of the extra. I usually send something extra – unless nothing speaks to me in partner’s profile (it would be useful if we could see a list of swaps partner has participated in; that could let us see what he/she likes to make/receive).

  • What is your overall experience of Swap-bot? I really enjoy it. It has been a positive experience for the most part. Sure, I’ve been disappointed here and there but I put the experience emphasis on my side of the scale – my enjoyment of the creative process.

  • What is the best swap you have done so far? I really enjoyed doing BIG Serendipity Background ATCs (although creating a dozen mailings simultaneously wasn’t stress-free!!). I have been enjoying photo scavenger hunts. It’s fun to walk around sending requests to the universe that I’d like to see X, Y, & Z and then finding things I might not have noticed otherwise. I’ve enjoyed swaps like this one that cause one to slow down and think about things (others: 2012 in Alphabet; 100 Things I Love). I’ve enjoyed ones where I’ve tried out a new-to-me technique – e.g., Origami box and surprise!; Wax Paper Resist.

"It's My ... Collection"

♥ Bears (faves: Winnie the Pooh, Boyd's, and Paddington)

♥ The Beatles

♥ Life Is Good items (L♥VE Jake and Rocket!!)

♥ Hearts ♥

♥ Statue of Liberty (small, classy representations; also, characters dressed as Miss Liberty)

♥ Wizard of Oz

♥ Crafting supplies (e.g., punches, pens, Cricut, embossing folders, pretty paper, Stickles, stickers)

♥ Suns, moons, and stars

♥ Dust bunnies -- hahaha! (have three cats so always have a fresh supply and no need to receive anyone else's dust bunnies)

(I'm a Disney fan; the heading for this section is a quote from "The Little Mermaid." My faves are Ariel, Belle, and Dug ("Up").)


I would prefer to receive items from smoke-free homes. I have a high sensitivity to cigarette smoke.

Happy Swapping Times!

That's all I can think to say right now.




MorahLaura rated for One-on-One Deco Book Swap on Feb 10, 2015
Comment: Thanks for the beautiful tangling!
Response: ☺ Glad you liked the tangling. Thanks for the swap. And thanks for the ♥!
Comment: Sorry I just missed this one!
Response: No worries. Glad it arrived. Thanks for the ♥!
Comment: Supe cute use of a boring person postage stamp. Love it to pieces. Thank you for making me some address labels. I needed them.
Response: ☺ Glad you like my wizardification of the stamp guy. Enjoy using your return address labels. Thanks for the ♥!
Comment: WOW WOW WOW what a fabulous swap I had waiting for me on my return from near you yesterday!!! I ADORE the card you made with the GIRAFFE….. I think I shall FRAME it…. and the ATC is GREAT… I know what you mean I was concerned that I could do it or not….got mine done but not mailed yet….have friends coming in from Finland…… Happy Happy Swapping and you have MADE ME SMILE today & I thank you so much!!!! Just how many HEARTS can I GIVE?????
Response: ☺ Glad you liked it all so very much. Keep on smiling. Thanks for the ♥!
Comment: Seeing how far we have come just cheers me no end! Happy Swapping! ;-)
Response: ☺ Thanks for the ♥! And for the pretty rock you posted here.
Comment: I enjoyed your entry but you sent me back my own deco book and it wasn't full :-( it's fine at least I received my book back! thank you!
Response: I'm sorry you're disappointed but I sent you the Deco Book I received in Round 7; it happened to be yours. I don't have any other (Zentangle or other) Deco Book to send you. You can send it back out in Round 9. I would be happy to see mine periodically during the swap rounds, to see it, see what’s been added to it, to know it’s still viable. I made a special tangle with you in mind in yours. And sent you special die cuts as you say in your profile that you like them.
Comment: Carla, your tangle in Sara's book is just so lovely! And I appreciate and love the ATC you made for me with the same tangles. Thank you! And, btw, your handmade card that you put it all in is very special too. Thanks for that as well :D
Response: ☺ Hi Grace! Glad you liked everything I sent. Thanks for the ♥!
jaceslave rated for July Birthday Card Swap on Jul 17, 2014
Comment: thank you for the birthday wish. happy birthday to you
Response: ☺ Hope you enjoyed your natal day in our shared month. Thanks for the ♥!
bluehairedmary rated for July Birthday Card Swap on Jul 15, 2014
Comment: Love the card and the washi tape samples you sent! Thanks so much! Happy birthday to you too!
Response: ☺ Hope you enjoyed your natal day yesterday. Thanks for the ♥!
Comment: Such beautiful work!
Response: ☺ Appreciate the compliment. Thanks for the ♥!
sc86 rated for Hand of Friendship :) June 2014 on Jun 27, 2014
Comment: Carla, thank your for such a wonderful letter! I loved the stamps, crafty hand cut-outs, your nice zentagle design and beautiful words. Cheers! Have a wonderful day <3<3<3
Response: ☺ Happy that you liked it all! Thanks for the ♥!
Comment: Beautiful Hand of friendship! I am SO glad I didn't miss this! Thank you very much Carla!! :)
Response: ☺ Glad you liked my handiwork. Thanks for the ♥!
Comment: Thanks Carla! I *love* your tangling!
Response: ☺ Thanks for the ♥!
Comment: Beautiful tangling! Thanks for the ATC and stamped images. Happy purple! :-)
Response: ☺ Glad you liked it all. Thanks for the ♥!
Response: ☺ Thanks for the ♥!
StarMouse rated for 'Tween Us Two on Mar 30, 2014
Comment: Absolutely fabulous! Hope you like what you get!
Response: ☺ Happy you liked what I sent. Thanks for the ♥!
Comment: This is a great postcard. Thanks! And you have beautiful handwriting!
Response: ☺ Glad you liked it. Thanks for the compliment. Thanks for the ♥!
Comment: Really wonderful!
Response: ☺ Glad my mailing pleased you. Thanks for the ♥!
debbee2014 rated for Send me a Flower Card on Mar 13, 2014
Comment: I love the card and all of the extras. thank you
Response: ☺ Happy you liked my card. Thanks for the ♥!
KraftyKaren rated for Folded ATC on Mar 7, 2014
Comment: Wow! Amazing! Thanks you so much. I love your beautiful ATC and how you put it in a folded envelope. The extras are great too. Wish I could give you many hearts! ♡♡♡
Response: ☺ Glad you liked my ATC and my folded presentation. Thanks for the ♥!

Rating Overview

Overall Hearts Stars Hosted
5.0000 232 6 6
Completed Fives Threes Ones
181 247 0 0
Type 1 Type 2 Type 3 Uncategorized
1 53 127 0
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Hell0Z0mbie on Mar 24, 2016:

Hey I wanted to invite you to join my zentangle deco swap that's closing soon: http://swap-bot.com/swap/show/219420 :)

StarMouse on Nov 22, 2014:

StarMouse on Nov 9, 2014:

Thanks so much for your kindness!

StarMouse on May 5, 2014:

Happy Spring!

StarMouse on Feb 18, 2014:

Thanks for your idea.

rachelcdoyle on Sep 11, 2013:

Deeno1105 on Sep 2, 2013:

Deeno1105 on Aug 29, 2013:

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Thanks so much for the card/note you sent with the photo. It was fun seeing all the tangles you received from A-Z. Thank you for being in the series and hope you'll participate in my next series coming soon.

LazyLucy on Jul 24, 2013:

Hi Carla. I got my cupcake atc today. Thanks so very much for it and the recipe. You are right. All this cake creating is making me hungry. Thanks again for being a great swapper.


denimblu14 on Jul 1, 2013:

Happy Birthday Carla,I hope that you are having a lovely day :)

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