Swap-bot Time: January 15, 2021 6:48 am


Date Joined: July 27, 2008
Last Online: December 29, 2020
Birthday: January 29
Country: United States
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About Me

August 2019... I have signed up for a swap due in September, hopefully My life will be a bit more settled.

June 2019...My life is crazy lately. I want to swap SO bad, but things are crazy around here. New roof, a/c installed for the first time in our home, dogs are old, we are old. Getting all those "old folk" tests if you know what I mean. I keep forgetting to log onto this site, so I think I need to stop swaps for a good long while. You can email me at [email protected] if you need me!

January 12, 2019. I still haven't been doing all the cleaning, clearing and organizing I want & I need to concentrate. BUT...I miss swapping, so I am doing a few flat swaps & electronic swaps too!

November 2018, I got another (5) with nothing written. Not even a thank you. In 2017 I rated for more than 3 swaps without one word. I just don't get it! But, when I looked at the profile of one of my raters, she didn't respond much either...even when HER rater has said her house burned down. Oh well....which brings me to this....... While hearts are certainly NOT expected for every swap, when either myself or even YOU go out of the way to include something really extra, a plain 5 with or without a "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! BUT, I don't ONLY like purple.


My husband Todd & I were married 27 years as of July 2019. 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 about 6 years old 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;

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

vintage telephone anything;

vintage television anything; not a huge fan of Lucy or The 3 Stooges. sorry.

Cary Grant stuff;

Thin Man stuff;

Tom Jones stuff

Charlie Chan movies on CD or VHS;

Madagascar stuffed penguins that talk--for the pups!

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:

Kawaii, 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)~~~

AuBex 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! ---


Jaimiepaige rated for Positivity Colouring Swap on Jan 16, 2020
Comment: Thank you for your colourings and for taking part! X
SunflowerRose rated for Positivity Colouring Swap on Jan 14, 2020
Comment: Thanks. Loved them
Eclyan rated for Positivity Colouring Swap on Jan 13, 2020
Comment: Thanks you !! 🥰
Comment: Loved the towel and potholders! Thank you!🎄
Response: So glad!!! Thanks for the heart!!!!
Comment: Thanks so much for all the cool stuff! I’ve never seen chalkboard ATCs. I love the address labels and I’ve been using them daily.
Response: Very glad you like it all, thanks so much for the heart!!
Comment: These are so cute! Thank you very much for including the extra one 😃
Response: Glad you like them, and thanks for the heart!
Comment: OhMy, it’s my favorite pattern for beads. I love that it’s purple..the tape is pretty cool too. I feel like we are soul sister!!! Yes, let’s be pen pals!!!! Love all the coincidences...or are they braahhhaa
Response: So glad you like it. you are too funny about the things in common. :) Thanks for the heart, looking forward to hearing from you soon!!!
Fairwind rated for Sending Halloween Cards USA only on Oct 15, 2019
Comment: Thank you! I love the owl card.
Response: So glad, enjoy and thanks for the heart!!!
Comment: These are my very favorite earrings! I love them!! So "theme" and SO BEAUTIFUL!!! THANK YOU!! do you sell your jewelry??? I love your style!!!
Response: I am SO glad you like them. I think they are SO cute! Yes, look for me on F/B...PrestaGems.........I do sell my stuff! :) Thanks for the heart and the wonderful praise!
Comment: Thank you so much! Can't wait to open it at the holidays!! And thanks for swapping!
Response: You are very welcome, and thanks in advance for the heart!!!!
myancey rated for The Perfect Pair on Sep 12, 2019
Comment: What an interesting take on this. I absolutely LOVE these ornaments and am going to figure out where I can hang them all year long. I love the purple tissue paper and this was very thoughtful of you. Thank you so much!!!!!
Response: Oh, I am so glad you like them and thank you for the heart! Enjoy them!!!
Comment: Love the card! absolutely beautiful
Response: Thank you so much, taking card making "classes". Just another reason to get with friends, really. :) Thanks for the heart!!!
JossieAyame rated for ESG: My Favorite Photo - June on Jul 7, 2019
Comment: Thanks for sharing! I really like the artwork you shared.
Response: Thanks so much and for the heart!!
freespirit66 rated for ESG: My Favorite Photo - June on Jul 3, 2019
Comment: I didn't even know there was an Astroid Day! Learned something new today. Your husband is very creative!
Response: Thanks so much, I will tell him, and for the heart!!
petaluda rated for ESG: My Favorite Photo - June on Jul 2, 2019
Comment: This is awesome !Thank you Your husband is very talented !👏
Response: Thanks so much and for the heart!!
TryshaH81 rated for SMSUSA: Tell me About . . . on Jun 26, 2019
Comment: Wasn't much detail to the answers
Response: Sorry you felt that way! The answers that needed more got more. The bee sting question was a few sentences, so was the movie question. I get slammed when I go on & on and now for NOT too talkative. Can't win. The instructions were to go into a LITTLE detail. I complied! Again. sorry!
Comment: Beautiful and worth the wait :) Hope things are going well for you.
Response: So glad you liked it and thanks SO SO much for the heart! I'm good and hope you are too!!!!
elkalsa rated for ESG: Music Scavenger Hunt on May 18, 2019
Comment: Thx for sharing. I like "the stranger". So sweet. And of course bohemian rhapsody :)
Response: Glad you liked them, and thanks for the heart!
MrsKytes rated for ESG: Music Scavenger Hunt on May 16, 2019
Comment: Thank you for sharing! I almost picked Black Velvet for the color category. That song just randomly gets stuck in my head all the time it seems! Oh my lord that Australia song! I would love to visit there, but the things in that song are why I stay away. Haha.
Response: I know...Australia is on my bucket list! Thanks for the heart!
debtea2 rated for CQ-Spring Mug rug-USA on May 16, 2019
Comment: thank you Love the butterflies
Response: So glad! Thanks for the heart!

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CurlyTea on Jan 30, 2019:

Happy Birthday!

anrtist on Nov 14, 2018:

Happy Thanksgiving!!!
Blessings, cc

njstauter on Feb 6, 2018:

Be the love you seek in the world

CurlyTea on Jan 29, 2018:

Happy Birthday!

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 💙💚💛❤️💜 Lottsa Hearts! ;-)

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

kdeorne1 on Feb 18, 2017:

APDG 💙💚💛❤️💜 Lottsa Hearts! ;-)

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

~Karin / kdeorne1

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