Swap-bot Time: August 22, 2017 1:27 pm


Date Joined: February 11, 2015
Last Online: August 21, 2017
Birthday: October 31
Country: United States
My Website

Favorite Crafts

I am a Cardmaker. I create all occasion greeting cards. My favorites are rose cards and funky folded cards. I use many techniques to design my cards. This year is my glitzy year,gems,jewels and bling! I also enjoy paper crafts.


My favorite theatre is musicals. Singing and dancing thrill me! When I lived near Chicago I went to see the Joffrey Ballet. Ballet is my favorite dance. Wish I can dance like them!

Favorite Television

My favorite TV is Dancing with the Stars! Also I like,Scandal, Grey's Anatomy and several comedy sitcoms. HGTV - craft shows - are also fun to watch.

About Me

I'm an outgoing,crafty,fun loving,Christian woman. I am married and a mom of three young adult children.I was fortunate to be a stay at home mom,for a while, then the economy tanked and I went to work part time. Now I have all the leisure time I want and need because I am retired!
I am very organized and my husband hates when I organize his "stuff" Of course, I know where it all is. LOL!! I am lifetime member of the Girl Scouts USA. Now I volunteer strategically,when I can. I am a city girl with a hint of country. God has blessed me with new friends. Al, my husband, and I love to travel. We really like the Caribbean and cruising. I keep a journal and scrapbook our pictures. Lots of memories! We like to eat out because after cooking for many years I'll let them cook for me! Besides the Italians, Mexican, Chinese and Pizza restaurants do a great job. My new "job" is a restaurant researcher! *** Birthdays are a big deal to me. We celebrate with family, friends, fun and FOOD - Eat Cake!


Playing bunco, a dice game, is fun! About 12 to 20 women get together for a pot luck dinner and then Bunco begins! I play a mean game of pinochle.I enjoy a challenge when we play double deck pinochle. Also, I like to play board games. Our area, where we live, is big on Trivia Nights. Some questions are too tough. I surprise myself and come up with some correct answers. I do Jumble word puzzles when I travel or am sitting at the pool.

Favorite Colors

My favorite color is blue, any hue.
Of course I like red for the holidays, green for St. Patrick's Day, yellow in my kitchen, turquoise in the laundry room, brown for the fall,purple for early spring and oak wood.

Thing I'd rather not receive.

Stickers: Reward stickers, Alphabet stickers, Hello Kitty

Crafts: I do not knit or crochet so NO items for this craft.

No recipes - I gave up collecting and I don't cook much.

No address labels

No Note cards

No Bookmarks

No Sticky Notes


Ballet themed items

Musicals- Broadway -Dance memorabilia

Shabby Chic papers-bling-ribbons

Bling- Jewels - Sparkle- Glitter - Gems

Word Jumbles


Walmart gift cards



Roses - fresh-silk-paper-stickers-ribbon-PC

Ribbons and lace

I-tunes gift cards

New postage stamps


stefystar3 rated for Prank swap on Aug 14, 2017
Comment: I loved the riddles! I thought the "You don't need a key to enter" answer was casket. I think it makes sense! The internet said a keyboard. The other riddle I couldn't figure out. The internet told me though. :P Thanks so much for participating even though the dates were off! (intentionally of course for the sake of a prank)
Response: Oh what fun it was! Keyboard and nothing were the answers.
Marcie24 rated for 3 Things In An Envelope #5 on Aug 11, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the great cardmaking stuff. My dad collected stamps and when he passed away at 101 they came to me. My kids don't want them so I decided to start using them.
Response: I know that we swap-botters can appreciate the stamps!
LadyCyr rated for Steampunk Art on Aug 10, 2017
Comment: thank you so much this was very cool :)
Comment: Thanks for the envie of Halloween goodies =)
Kraftylady777 rated for 12 Days Of Christmas Day 1 on Aug 6, 2017
Comment: What a fun swap! Thank you so much
Comment: thank you
Babsmomof5 rated for SUPER QUICK Quote ATC on Aug 1, 2017
Comment: Thanks for the pretty ATC and extras!
Steinway5 rated for SUPER QUICK Quote ATC on Jul 31, 2017
Comment: What a pretty butterfly ATC! I've never heard that quote before, it's a good one! And thank you for the little extras, too!!
hushpadwitch rated for SUPER QUICK Quote ATC on Jul 31, 2017
Comment: Nice envelope, Cathy, stamping always makes the mail look nicer - wish the people who send me bills would use pretty stamps on them!! Thanks for sending!
kgraca rated for ATC #2: The month of JULY on Jul 28, 2017
Loubeth rated for Goodies 4 ME & YOU!!!! End July on Jul 27, 2017
Comment: Cathy, I enjoyed all the items you sent and loved the note you wrote telling me a little about yourself. I love cornfields and I bet your backyard is a beautiful site. What name are you listed under on Stampin up? I couldn't find you.
Response: Cathy Granata Tonica, IL 61370 630-209-0605 Their number is 1-800-782-6787 www.stampinup.com find a demonstrator finder Demonstrator directory Type in my name and city.state, zip That way you choose to shop with me, delivered to you. Thanks
CoffeePotPeople rated for Christmas Stickers in July!! on Jul 26, 2017
Comment: Loved the stickers, note paper, and tip, too! (I keep all the envelopes swaps come in, and write what the swap was on them. That way I can send things to former swap partners that they might like. Between the two of us, we have both ends covered, address-wise! :o) )
patchworkchickadee rated for SS: Shapes on Jul 26, 2017
Comment: Thanks, Cathy!
Sharlie rated for QUICK Quote ATC on Jul 25, 2017
Comment: This ATC is great! Thank you!
Jafferty rated for ATC 2017# 29: Ocean -USA- on Jul 25, 2017
Comment: Thanks, Cathy! I enjoyed your ATC! Much appreciated!
lyzz rated for QUICK Quote ATC on Jul 25, 2017
Comment: Thank you for your kool card! All the extras were fun too!
KarenLaneWV rated for Send Anything: July -USA- on Jul 25, 2017
Comment: Thank you!
Comment: Thank you so much for the cute stamped envelope full of goodies! I really like what you put together, who doesn't love Christmas in July?!

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institches on Jan 25, 2017:

I just got a chance to open my gifts today. I want to thank you for the things you sent to me for the Fill My Stocking - Oct Swap. Thank youfor the Ocean theme somethings. I don't know what they are, but I'm sure I can do something with them. Thanks you again for everything and thank you for joining the swap!

bjmonroe on Oct 31, 2016:

bjmonroe on Sep 23, 2016:

jaimierandolph on Jul 4, 2016:

Profile Check for the swap Pick 3 Goodies!
Love your profile.... Happy Swapping!

njstauter on May 22, 2016:

your package arrived for the FILL MY STOCKING - MAY & JUNE and is simply wonderful. It will be saved for the end of the year holidays. Love your creative touch. Many thanks

boredwifey on Sep 19, 2015:
hamsterfarm on May 31, 2015:


Thank you for joining pocket letter! Theme: blue :D

Have fun crafting <3

dalbright on Apr 1, 2015:

I'm your partner (and the host ☺) for the Desk-Declutter Swap #9! Enjoyed reading through your profile. See you in your mailbox this week! ♥Debbie, Iowa USA

myshoesdontmatch on Feb 22, 2015:

Hi and thanks for joining my pick 3 swap! Please be sure to fill in your profile before partners are assigned. some ideas of what to include are: a little about you, hobbies, likes, things you would enjoy receiving in a swap, any crafts that you do, allergies, etc. it should be well filled. feel free to check out some established swappers profiles to get a better idea. thanks! ♥Miranda

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