Swap-bot Time: January 23, 2018 4:01 am


Date Joined: July 27, 2008
Last Online: January 21, 2018
Birthday: January 29
Country: United States
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About Me

January 2018--I'm taking a break from swapping, YES...I finally retired and I am going to organize my stuff. I started with my scrapping paper & actually found some useful paper for a scrapbook I am working on.

I give out hearts a lot and while I don't "expect" hearts for every swap I am in, when I go out of my way to include something really extra, a plain 5 and "thank you" is truly a bummer. Makes me want to write that person and ask what was wrong with her their stuff. If no heart, how about a few words???

I CHECK & TRY TO FOLLOW PROFILES OF ALL MY PARTNERS, even if not a profile specific swap!

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ I am lucky that my local post office lobby is open 24/7, so if I mark a swap as sent & it's a Sunday, the P.O. will send it out the next day, Monday morning or Tuesday if that Monday is a holiday!

> I am only doing USA Only swaps, I can't afford the postage, unfortunately, even to Canada. Not only that, the 2 low ratings I did receive were from Europe and because of postal reasons.

I love purple!!! All shades, They are all lovely!


We have been married 25 years as of July 2017. No kids, but we have 2 four legged pups named Scooter & Oscar. Lately my time is spent making jewelry and eyeglass holder chains out of beads or wasting time on Facebook. I am making jewelry more now, check out my Pinterest above or Flickr

> I was a PASSIONATE scrapbooker, but I have cut down on that too. I've started cross stitching at night to keep me from grazing. Only with STAMPED patterns!


I love to give away stuff that I have. I have SO much scrapping stuff that I'm overwhelmed!


The more unusual the better.

I have all U.S. magnets shaped like the maps of each state already! I love unusual magnets, from everywhere, I have over 1000 & need more! > I am REALLY into purple. I don't like all things purple, & I don't only have purple things, but I do have a lot of purple. Not just "purple" either. There's lavender, wine, burgundy....you get the picture. Since I'm a scrapbooker, I work on my vacations, my dogs, parties, general life things. I make books for friends, & co-workers when they have special occasions. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ August 2013--We just adopted a rescue dog, his new name will be Oscar the Cocker. He is 6 and very well trained and gets along well with Scooter who is a mini-poodle that loves to "kill" all the toys we give him. His fav is the Penquin from Madagasgar that talks. I found it at Target, but they don't sell them anymore!


Zots-any size & thickness;

Elmer Glue Spots

Combined Romance/mystery books on CD-current times;

Magnets-cute ones-from your home town/state/country;

Dotee faces;

flat "bling" jewel like pieces for gluing;

STAMPED cross stitching projects-NO religious or kitty cats please;

vintage telephone anything;

vintage television anything;

Cary Grant stuff;

Thin Man stuff;

Tom Jones stuff

Charlie Chan movies on CD or VHS;

Madagascar stuffed penguins that talk

Favorite Crafts

Beading, I make items & sell them



stamped cross stitching;

Card making I have the Cricket Imagine, so I'm going to start making more cards!


Likes & Dislikes

I like :

Fabric remnants! I can't go near a fabric store without going to the remnant section. What I do with it, who knows? BUT, I have it if I need it! I've started wrapping gifts with them, tied with a nice lace ribbon & voila...beauty!

Bling, can't have too much of it, don't need glitter, have enough!

Beads- -~~~~seed beads,

~~~~~shiny beads, not huge, but 1/4 inch & smaller; any color

Adhesive, to include the following:

~~~~~~Zots, ~~~~~~Elmer Glue Spots

~~~~~~HERMA refill adhesive things, both dots & squares--I prefer permanent NOT re-positionable. I use a lot & all kinds.


I DON'T care for:

Kawai, or any Anime stuff.

I don't need anything that's going to collect dust, so no little figurines unless it's specific to the swap, please.

Food & Drink Likes & dislikes


PLAIN peanuts ~~~~ Pistacio nuts ~~~~Pepita's

pasta ~~~~ white sauces, ~~~~cheese, NO FETA

MOST vegetables

Flavor enhancers from the dollar stores that are powder & perfect for water bottles. NO LEMON please. coffee, ~~~~tea strong black tea is my favorite. ~~~~rum flavored teas

Champagne, ~~~

especially raspberry flavored & Almond too! Basically it's all I drink, to the point where it's my "calling card", along with the purple. I carry a bottle with me when I go visit anyone, not only for me to drink, but to be a good guest! Mama didn't raise no fool!

REDUCED SODIUM sunflower seeds everyday! They carry them at the 99cents store! Not the Dollar store, but only at 99cents stores. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


NUTS see list below, nutty flavors.

Green Tea, Humas, Catsup & Mustard

Lemon flavored stuff, Peanut butter,

NO nuts, to include:

Walnuts~Pecans~Almonds~Brazil nuts~Macadamia~Cocoanut~Hazelnut

I don't like nutty flavored anything, even though I eat plain peanuts, I don't like them in candy, bread or brownies. I don't like sardines. Don't like raw tomato, Lima beans, relish or ANY SPICY FOODS! I don't eat salsa, corn tortilla's, but I love Frito's. Go figure!

Favorite Books

Books? I have to read/listen to books on CD, I get them from the library. I can't read anymore...I have found that I have a slight case of dyslexia & I've been missing out on a lot of text. :)

I recently started listening/reading the Library Mystery series books. They are so cute!

I'm obsessed with JD Robb's Eve Dallas! I will only read them in order, I'm all caught up to Feb, 2017! I like Linda Lael Miller's time travel novels, Faye Kellerman & Jayne Ann Krentz! I love time travel, from now back to the past, like the move Kate & Leopold.

I love mystery/love stories and love stories with vampires.


Favorite Television

NO REALITY, except Food network or HGTV.
~ I watch all the CSI's/NCIS', I record everything I watch, I use to have 5 VCR's, but now I have one DVR. I still have 2 VCR's, just in case of a recording emergency! You can't always DVR "on demand" so I record it

Gastric Bypass

I had Gastric Bypass in August 2001. I've lost 102 lbs, I started at 220. If anyone wants to talk about it, please let me know. I'm pushing the surgery, & if you've had it & can't seem to get past a plateau, let me know! I can help you "move" that stuff!!

Been Flaked on by....

CrafyAnimalLover for scrapping stocking full of supplies 12/2014

JHIGGS1969 for Dangle Earrings 3/2011~~~

IamAlwaysIn for Turn the Light ON! (Lightswitch Cover Swap)~~~

Bex in Rainbow lucky parcel-----

Shelley Daunis (shelleydeanne) in the Chanukah/Hanukkah Eight night $/thrift Store Swap----

Melissa Pilla (f150girl) in the Jewish Pen Pal / Hanukkah Surprise swap----

Rayne Wilson (Rayne) & Christine Kraft (NekeaVordai) in the MEGA Christmas 2009 Ornament Swap! ---

Retirement Countdown

So........it is January 1, 2018 and I have officially retired from my Federal government job. Didn't really want to, but the changes forced me out. I will be back to swapping, I will check in, but I am going to take a break and see what all I have hidden in the house!


KawaiiMoriGal rated for Fun 2018 Email Swap #1 on Jan 7, 2018
momma197464 rated for Fun 2018 Email Swap #1 on Jan 7, 2018
Comment: thank you for the email. loved all the answers. i love dogs also i have a service dog. Love and Hugs, Michelle
milrose44 rated for Fun 2018 Email Swap #1 on Jan 7, 2018
kiddomerriweather rated for LBoE - Geeky Mashup on Dec 12, 2017
Comment: This shirt made me giggle: Tina as the Bride! Lol It would be a sight to behold! I liked the way you used fabric paint as an accent. That was a nice touch. Thank you for the great shirt!
Response: Glad you like it, thanks for the heart!
emiiy8 rated for Pinterest: My favorite flower on Nov 25, 2017
Response: Thank you
AZmom875 rated for Listen UP! audio book swap on Nov 2, 2017
Comment: Thanks for the audio book, I have not read this one nor listened to it.
Response: So great! I hope you enjoy it. Thanks for the heart!!!!!
JazD rated for Boo Box 3 - The Big One! on Oct 27, 2017
Comment: Thank you very much
Response: sorry, I suppose
Comment: Fun stuff, and all new to me
Response: Oh SO glad you like the stuff and it's new to you! Thanks for heart too!!!!!
dykster rated for Pinterest - Funky Boots and Shoes on Oct 6, 2017
Comment: Good board
Response: Thank you
emiiy8 rated for Pinterest - Funky Boots and Shoes on Oct 6, 2017
Comment: Wonderful comments. I loved reading it all. Great job answering.
Response: Thanks for the heart! It was a fun swap!! Thanks!
sillylily41 rated for Quick Fish Themed ATC on Sep 9, 2017
Response: .....
Response: thanks for the heart!
vanneparis rated for SUSA - Madonna Skinny Card on Aug 25, 2017
Comment: Hi Cheryl - Thanks so much for the totally awesome Madonna Skinny Card. I love it!! I hope you had fun with the swap. Thanks for joining. Take Care -Vanne
Response: Glad you like it! Thanks for the heart!
supersquirrel rated for A πŸ’Œ1PLG-Summer Share on Aug 18, 2017
Comment: Thanks so much for your amazing package. There are so many of my favorites - rub ons, sequins, washi, shaped clips, brads, gems, flowers..... I'll be able to make some great pocket letters with all these elements!! Thanks for such the generous swap!!
Response: Wow, that got there fast! SO glad you liked it and can use it! Thanks for the heart!!!
Comment: Thank you for the great PL. I would love to go to Paris one day. My eldest daughter just got back from there and she loved it.
Response: Glad you like the P. Thanks for the heart!!!
Ajijic rated for TIAZ: Paper in a baggie-US Only on May 24, 2017
Comment: Thanks for the terrific package, I like everything but especially the sheet with swap-bot labels. Very cool. Thanks so much.
Response: You are so very welcome, thanks for the heart!
JudalineZ rated for ALW ~ ATC on May 20, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the ATC yes I loved Wendy the witch from the Casper the friendly ghost show and comics.
Response: So glad! Thanks for the heart!
Comment: Thank you for the ATC :)
Response: you are welcome!
Comment: Thank you.
Response: you are welcome!

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njstauter on Jan 22, 2018:

I am enjoying the audiobooks. Just finishing the 1st Coben book. Love the genre. Thanks

njstauter on Jan 8, 2018:

the audiobooks came today!!!! My computer is down and waiting for the guy to fix it, but I am so excited....thank you so very much

Mugsie on Sep 6, 2017:

paperfilia on Feb 19, 2017:

Hi! Here are your hearts from me for APDG ❀ Lottsa Hearts! ;-)





Janevey on Feb 19, 2017:

APDG πŸ’™πŸ’šπŸ’›β€οΈπŸ’œ Lottsa Hearts! ;-)

Hello! Here are some hearts to brighten up your day. Enjoy :)

kdeorne1 on Feb 18, 2017:

APDG πŸ’™πŸ’šπŸ’›β€οΈπŸ’œ Lottsa Hearts! ;-)

Here are some of my favorite hearts as of today. I hope you are having a good day.

~Karin / kdeorne1

Crazipurplelady on Feb 18, 2017:

APDG πŸ’™πŸ’šπŸ’›β€οΈπŸ’œ Lottsa Hearts! ;-) Enjoy these hearts!!!!

Keebzler on Feb 15, 2017:

APDG πŸ’™πŸ’šπŸ’›β€οΈπŸ’œ Lottsa Hearts! ;-)

Hello! Hope you enjoy the hearts!! Sharing the love this February β™₯

Sending β™₯β™₯β™₯β™₯ to you


christineann79 on Feb 14, 2017:

APDG πŸ’™πŸ’šπŸ’›β€οΈπŸ’œ Lottsa Hearts! ;-)

I just love the beach! I would be a beach bum if I could get away with it!








ema819 on Feb 13, 2017:

APDG πŸ’™πŸ’šπŸ’›β€οΈπŸ’œ Lottsa Hearts! ;-) Hello, I hope you have a Happy Valentine's Day.

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