Date Joined: December 6, 2016
Last Online: November 28, 2022
Birthday: November 18
I've been swapping since 2012, and have enjoyed every minute of it. It all started when I was needing a creative outlet to destress and discovered zentangles. I started out with Yahoo groups and progressed to swap bot.
It's been a long, hard road, but I am proud to be able to say I have made it past the age of 50. I'm a mom, grandma and with a wonderful man.
I often spend way too much time on Pinterest. Have watched all the seasons of The Crown and Nailed it on Netflix. Chicago Med is my current Netflix addiction.
Trading postcards, notecards, letter paper and other stationery are a few of my favourite swaps.
When joining a swap that calls for postcards to be written on and sent naked, I would not rate down for having them sent blank in an envelope. I prefer it this way to build my collection for swapping.
Handmade postcards are fun. A lot of the swaps I join are the handmade postcards. Many of the ones I send are hand drawn and coloured. Sometimes I will do a few collage or other mediums.
I like to send little notes with my swaps. Sometimes I will use a store bought card and other times, I will make a simple card using a drawing, colouring or a pretty picture I found.
I have many note books and journals that are empty, and constantly adding to the collection.
It's time to start filling them up. Some I have been using to try out new art techniques and collaging. I have started using one to draw and write about birds that come around. In another, I have started to write out little stories and antidotes about my life today and things I remember from the past.
Junk journals are so pretty, I keep admiring the ones on Pinterest and think I will try one some time soon.
A few of my current hobbies are houseplants and fish aquariums. I used to have quite the collection of house plants and now starting out from scratch again.
I read a lot, mostly audio books at the moment. It's the best of both worlds, reading while crafting, driving, etc. I have started a few reading bucket lists. Right now I am working through the classics. I am determined to finish "A Tale of Two Cities" It's been taking me a long time to read.
ATC's, making postcards, and art journals are some of the crafts I am working on at the moment. I have so many papers, stickers, cut out pictures and washi tapes to clean up and use in my art works.
When just sitting quietly or watching tv, I work on adult colouring, drawing or working in a word puzzle book.
Every so often, I will grab a crochet hook and attempt a few rows. Maybe one day I will have a blanket with straight edges.
Have you seen those crocheted weather afghans? I think of starting one, but I'm not disciplined enough to do a row a day or week.
I have made a couple small quilts through the years. I keep thinking I should make quilt once per month. If I start in January, I could have one for each child by Christmas. There have been many January's since I had that thought.
Extras are not expected. Hearts are based on care and effort put into the swap.
Please don't send papers, ephemera, and the like. I don't have room for them and need to use up what I have.
Ioften find it hard with profile swaps so thought I'd make it a little easier for my swap partners with an alphabet list. Honestly, it was fun to figure something out for each letter. :)
If you chose something from this list for a profile swap, it would be fun to hear how you interpreted the swap from this list.
A: Angels, astrology, ATC's, Aunty Acid.
B: Butterflies and birds.
C: Cats, cross stitch and crochet. Colouring, crosswords and cryptograms. (Can be cut from magazines and newspapers). Challenges (swaps and photo of the days)
D: Dogs, daisies
E: Embarrassing moment stories ( I have a lot of my own!) Envelopes.
F: Funny everyday life moments you can share, facts (useless, weird, etc.) Flowers
H: Hearts, horoscopes (Scorpio), and history.
J: Journals ,junk journals and journal prompts.
L: Letter sets, lions, leopards, love, life stories and long letters.
M: Mittens, music, mail and memoirs.
N: Notes, note pads, note cards and note books. Nature.
P Pinterest postcards and photography.
Q: Quotes, quips and quilt squares. Quick and easy recipes.
R: Rainbows, Robert Frost, real life stories and recipes
S: Snow flakes suncatchers, stamped pictures and stickers.
T: Trees, tigers, totems and Thomas Kinkade, .
U: Unicorns, uncolored postcards.
W: World interest, water colours, wind chimes, word puzzles,
Any tea is fine as long as it is in it's original wrapper and not expired.
I have had a bad experience with food items. Please do not send food, candy or any other treats.
I am grateful to be able to swap and enjoy learning and sharing creative ideas and techniques.
Please continue to help and keep our swaps safe, creative and fun and refrain from sending anything with profanity, nudity, hateism, derogatory, controversial, etc.
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