Swap-bot Time: January 22, 2021 5:57 am


Date Joined: January 20, 2012
Last Online: April 25, 2015
Birthday: June 1
Country: United States
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Summer 2014

I have decided to take a break from swapping. I do promise to finish the swaps I started, to rate ...etc. my daughter moved home, I have some health issues and am helping with my sons wedding scheduled for next year.

Want to thank all the wonderful people I've met, and I've had a great experience here. I hope to rejoin again , when I have the time to commit to doing my best.

Will check in until I'm completed, feel free to contact for questions. Cindy

About Me

Mother of 3 grown children and 4 four legged kids, Gus a pom, Chloe a long hair chihuahua, Boo & Winston our cats., Also 4 Finches, 2 Russian Tortoises, box turtles and a large tank of freshwater Fish. The Flynn ZOO.

I've been Married 38 years to my college sweetheart. Started my career as an insurance adjuster and finally taught arts/crafts for 15 years, everything from crocheting, knitting, one stroke painting, scrap booking and rubber stamping, jewelry... I was an Event Coordinator for Michaels for 13 years in TX and also substitute art teacher for 4 years at the High School level..

I was born in Milwaukee, WI., grew up in Edina, MN., majored in Art: University of St.Catherine., St. Paul., MN...and after we got married we moved to Richmond, VA., Omaha, NE., Montgomery,AL., Eagan MN and finally Grapevine TX for the past 20 years...

my muses

My favorite crafting themes revolve around my 2 dogs. Gus is a blonde Pom and is in charge. My son says if Gus could talk he'd be the kid that would say... mama mama mama mama mama watch me watch me. He's my dog., My other muse is Chloe our 2 yr old long hair chihuahua. She loves everyone, plays sleeps plays sleeps. She's tiny and adorable... I love making sweaters and dresses for her. I'm THAT crazy dog lady. She tolerates my fun... They find themselves in my paintings, scrapbooks, cards, photography, journals....

Favorite Television

Sy-Fy is my favorite Comedies are not... LIKE: Letterman, The View, The Chew Dislike: Leno, The Talk, & most talk shows.

I don't like "reality tv" but do like the History Channel and Animal Planet

Favorite Music

Music is pretty much stuck in the 60's & 70's, I am a Beatles fan (even saw them when in Minnesota) Peter, Paul & Mary., Simon & Garfunkle Everly Brothers., and especially John Denver.

Favorite things and not...

My style leans towards Eclectic!!! vintage, altered art, Tim Holtz style and I shy away from things too cute. I love things with a sense of humor to them... not "dirty" Funny. Love Whimsy!!

I like bold and bright colors: yellow, navy, red and green are used a lot in my life...but feel any color that fits the project... is a good color.

I love making and receiving animal ornaments especially Dogs, Cats and Birds. I love to work with felt and fabric, but any medium is welcome. I have a tree devoted to Animal Ornaments. I also like "country" ornaments, snowmen are favorites as well as Moose.

Favorite Movies

All types of Musicals, all things: Star Trek, Star Wars, Twilight, Batman, Superman, X-files, think I've seen Independence Day 50+ times... my family thinks I'm nuts, but I like it!

Final thoughts

I love to cook but don't bake I'm a savory person, not sweet (taste in food not my personality) I am a craft supply hoarder, and my craft room is full... I love ribbons, die cuts and pens of all kinds.

I will do my best to create art that is of good quality, though I sometimes fail... I am only human. Just let me know and I will do my best to make it right. I do give hearts for good work, stuff is not necessary ...appreciated but not required. I did once get a 3 for an ATC swap., the card was lost however I did resend. I am sensitive to the rating system and liked being a 5.0 and getting hearts... Guess it's the competitor in me, I'm only Human... and not a confrontational person... so, No drama please, I do this for fun and to "meet" people.


CardsZania rated for Halloween ATC #6--Ghosts on Feb 19, 2016
Comment: 3+ years and finally getting a rating to you! I do feel bad and I am embarrassed about it also. I have been on an emotional roller coaster and I am hoping that it has finally came to an end. Life is not always fair. But we will survive! A while back, I promised myself to make right all the people and ATC's I have neglected to complete. It has been bugging me, as this has never been how I usually handle things. A few days late possibly, but always completed. I am so sorry about this and I do hope that this long awaited rating, will bring your paperwork to a 100% close at for anything I still owe you. If there is something else that you are missing from me, please let me know asap. Again ... Sorry!!!
Comment: Love, love, love it! Thank you for the Trick or Treat ornament!!!! Also thank you for the card!!! Hope we can swap again sometime soon.
roska1vila rated for FABRIC LACE AND BUTTONS on Apr 24, 2014
Comment: OOO, it is coming, your letter and gorgeous fabric, (actually two) and buttons. All is beautiful. Thank you so much. I love it.:)
Response: You are welcome!,
neca84 rated for February Ornie Swap**** on Mar 24, 2014
Comment: thanks for my owl ornament
Response: U R Welcome
Comment: Thanks for the rolo!
Aumonae rated for CQ: Little Birds #10-USA only on Mar 5, 2014
Comment: Your bird is gorgeous :) Thank you!
LindaRuthie rated for USAPC: Handmade Envelopes on Feb 28, 2014
Comment: Thank you very much for the beautiful envelopes. Such nice two-sided paper and wonderful colors and designs. Even the mailing envie was extra special. Thanks!!!
Response: So glad you liked them!
Comment: Hearts for sending amidst chaos, and for giving me a wonderful example of a craft I can try to teach next year! The papers are already planned for projects. Xoxo
UrsaMinor rated for make a bird for me on Nov 26, 2013
Comment: Thank you so much! The owl is beautiful, I like the style and colors. I actually made an owl myself, too, but by crocheting. I believe your bird theme Christmas tree must be wonderful!
Comment: Nice, Jack and Sally!!! Thanks so much for a such a great card!
Comment: I love the card. Thank You!
Comment: Too cute! Never think of using cork for projects. Love the card too!
Response: I stuck two pieces of cork together to give it more strength. Had fun making them,.
Comment: Cindy...thanks so much for the awesome ATC.... very pretty! Thanks for the extras too.... :-)
Response: glad you liked it...
pennypuppy rated for HALLOWEEN BUTTON FAIRY SWAP on Oct 19, 2013
Comment: Thank you so much for the fairy. You did a super job for it being your first one ever! Thanks also for the handmade card with the haunted house. Was that a cricut cutout?? Happy Halloween!
Response: It's a Tim Holtz sizzix die though I have a circuit just no halloween cartridges. Glad you liked her.
FundyGirl rated for Teapot ATC *EDITED* on Jun 27, 2013
Comment: Beautiful card. So worth the wait for it to get here. :) Thanks so much. :)
mumsie rated for Felt Christmas Ornament #6 on Jun 25, 2013
Comment: I totally love your polar bear. It will look so adorable on the tree. You're right, it does evoke the thought of snow!!! Thank you so much...
MissJennyB rated for Pet Photography on Jun 15, 2013
Comment: First one got lost in the post but I received the second one today and it's great thank you. love your dog's and the stickers
Response: I sent it off a long while ago. Will gladly follow up and resend this out. Have a funeral of a close friend tomorrow, will get it out over the weekend. Wish you would have emailed me first instead of giving me the 1... I've never ever not sent a swap... Will let you know when it goes out.
groundhogstamper rated for Teapot ATC *EDITED* on Jun 14, 2013
Comment: Thanks much.
Response: you are welcome
Response: Thank you
Comment: fun, thanks.reminds me of the old fashioned luggage.

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Postcardpeggy on Mar 29, 2013:

Happy Easter!

Postcardpeggy on Mar 16, 2013:

Good Morning & Have a great day!

Postcardpeggy on Mar 13, 2013:

Good Morning Have a great Wednesday!

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Jjean on Dec 19, 2012:

MERRY MERRY CHRISTMAS to a Great Swaper on Swap Bot... :)

TC on Dec 15, 2012:

Merry Christmas!

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CbFlynn on Jun 2, 2012:

Thank you to everyone who sent me a birthday wish., They were much appreciated!!!

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