Swap-bot Time: December 16, 2018 11:40 pm


Date Joined: July 27, 2008
Last Online: December 14, 2018
Birthday: January 29
Country: United States
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About Me

November 26, 2018...I am taking a break from swapping. I haven't been doing all the cleaning, clearing and organizing I want & I need to concentrate.

See you either at then end of the year, or the beginning of 2019! Happy holidays y'all-!!!!!!!!

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 26 years as of July 2018. 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! ---


Mugsie rated for Coffee/tea MUG Swap! on Nov 26, 2018
Comment: A+ 100% and 100 💙's! Thank you so much for the awesome mugs, I absolutely love them! I can't thank you enough! Your an awesome partner! Thank you so much for joining in my swap! XO Kelly :)
Response: Glad you like them! Thanks for the heart and the A+. Keep them all, I'm sure you will use them and enjoy them over the holidays!
Comment: Thanks Cheryl, these are pretty fall leaf patterns.
Response: Thank you, glad you like them and thanks for the heart!
churlann rated for Scrap Fabric Exchange #3 on Oct 27, 2018
Comment: Wow thank you for all the wonderful fabric. I am starting a quilt for my grandson soon and some of these fabrics will be in there. I'll try to remember to send you a picture.
Response: SO glad you like them! Thanks for the heart, take care!!!!
Comment: Pretty strips, love the pc, thank you.
Response: Glad you like them, thanks for the heart!
PolkaDotty rated for Pin Where You Live on Sep 18, 2018
Comment: I loved all the cool vintage photos.
Response: Thank you!
mellyrose89 rated for Pin Where You Live on Aug 29, 2018
Comment: Thanks for sharing! Quite interesting to see what Simi Valley has to offer :)
Response: Thanks for the heart!!!
Jjean rated for Pin Where You Live on Aug 29, 2018
Comment: Thank you for sharing - Very interesting & Wow President Reagan's Library, lots to see.... :)
Response: Thanks for the heart and yes...a lot to see around here, but I love just staring at the mountains. lol
skinny52 rated for SUSA - Playing Cards Mega Swap on Jul 25, 2018
Comment: Well done, thanks!
Response: Thanks!!!
christy102194 rated for 5 Oddities for 5$ ROUND 8 on Jul 18, 2018
Comment: This unicorn sign is SO getting hung up in my office. I'm sure you saw my recent obsession on my profile haha :) and MAN I could use those pen pal thingies - always losing my pen! Thanks for a fun package! :D
Response: I was so hoping you would like the unicorn sign! Glad you like it all, thanks for the heart!
luleemik rated for CQ: Altered Domino Art on Jul 6, 2018
Comment: Love the style of the altered dominoes and thank you for making it just for me with my birthdate!
Response: SO So glad you like it and thanks SO much for the heart!
snickerdoodle21 rated for Fat Quarter DIY Kit on Jun 26, 2018
Comment: Cute butterfly fabric, very sparkly. The buttons and ribbon go perfectly too. Thanks so much
Response: That got there fast. Glad you like the "kit" and thanks for the heart!
Poohtat rated for DD: Dog Postcard on Jun 16, 2018
Comment: I wish I could give you more than one heart. I love the postcard you made. Your husband’s artwork is awesome! Thank you! So funny about all the names too!
Response: So glad you like it. Thank you for the heart and "thoughtful" hearts! :)
jendoggie rated for SMSUSA: Summer Questionnaire on May 29, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the great questionnaire and the beautiful fairy.
Response: You are very welcome! Thank you for the heart!
pennypuppy rated for ESG: My Favorite Photo - April on May 19, 2018
Comment: Cute adorable babies, the human one and the furbabies!
Response: Thank you!!
chaari rated for ESG: Seven days of food on May 14, 2018
Response: Thank you for the heart!
freespirit66 rated for ESG: My Favorite Photo - April on May 14, 2018
Comment: Enjoyed seeing your photos! Your dogs look like they are very comfortable on the beds you made for them. Pinterest is such a great source of ideas, isn't it? You did a great job on the dog beds!
Response: Thank you so much for the kind words about my dogbed making skills. lol. LOVE Pinterest! Thanks too for the heart!!!
Fabriqueen rated for Swap Card Swap (USA) on May 9, 2018
Comment: Thank you so much for the wonderful swapcards! Hugs, Diane
Response: Glad you like them, thanks for the heart!!!
HappyMom rated for ESG: My Favorite Photo - April on May 6, 2018
Comment: Cute pix!
Response: Thanks, and thanks for the heart!!!
ScrapHappyGabi rated for Easy Crystal Swap on Apr 10, 2018
Comment: Thank you so very much! I love the crystals you chose for me! They are sitting on my altar now! Thank you! These altered playing cards are awesome! I had never seen them before and now after seeing them, I am, of course, intrigued and want to make a few and maybe start swapping some ! THANK YOU! xx
Response: I am SO glad you like the crystals. I hope they do their jobs. The cards are pretty cool, enjoy! Thank YOU for the heart!!!!!!!!!

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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

Crazipurplelady on Feb 18, 2017:

APDG 💙💚💛❤️💜 Lottsa Hearts! ;-) Enjoy these hearts!!!!

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