Swap-bot Time: September 18, 2018 8:50 pm


Date Joined: February 20, 2018
Last Online: September 18, 2018
Birthday: February 16
Country: United States
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About Me

"Creativity is putting your imagination to work, and its produced the most extraordinary results in human culture" - Ken Robinson

Hello, I am a 40+ wife, mother, and career woman. I have two kids (tween/teen). After several decades of putting work before family and life, I realized life is short and wanted to return to having creativity be a part of my life and spending more time with my family. So about 2 years ago I decided to purposely carve out time to be creative. I also wanted to connect with other creative people. I worked on improving my hand writing and incorporated hand lettering into my creative life. Then I began letter writing and have about a dozen pen pals world wide (still looking for more, especially Australia, South America, Africa, Caribbean, Canada, and Asia). As I began to add creative elements into my letters I stumbled upon card making/paper crafts. I have been working on my card making skills for about about a year and really enjoy it. Instead of making greeting cards, I use my A2 cards as a package for my pen pal letters. I post photos of my cards on Pinterest.

I am a mom of two very amazing kids, a wife, and I work a bit more than full time in private practice serving individuals who have disabilities. I enjoy my spa days and lunch with friends. I feel blessed to have an amazing family, friends, and a great imagination and memories.


Color: violet and green

Drink: bundaberg ginger beer and limeaide

Flower: lily and rose (mostly all flowers)

Movie: murder on the orient express & the original star wars

Scents: lavender, sage, tangerine

Season: winter and spring

Tea: jasmine, green tea, herbal, fruity

Time: I am a morning person


Paper-crafts& Stationary,

Board games & puzzles,



Fountain pens & handlettering,

Nature photos,


Travel to warm climates,



Coloring for Adults

Writing Letters

Favorite Crafts

I enjoy paper crafts, specifically making cards to send to pen pals as happy mail. I make a card and then enclose an envelope inside to tuck in a letter to a friend. I enjoy making tags but typically use them on cards. Homemade envelopes are great, especially if they are A2 size. I use die cuts, stamps, stickers, ribbon, color pencils, glitter, sealing wax, and other embellishments. My tools include color pencils, Cuttlebug, Stamping Platform, and envelope score board. I like to use anything postage or mail themed for my cards and to decorate my letters. I also like butterflies, owls, elephants, zebras, anything snail mail, things decorated with books, teacups/teapots, and flowers. I love tea cup die cuts because somehow I don't have a teacup die. Note: I do not scrapbook, make ATC's, or art journals. Just cards, loaded bags/envies, and a beginning flip book maker.

Places to Travel

We enjoy traveling to warm climates. I have traveled to Jamaica, Mexico, Hawaii, Belize, Cuba, and St. Lucia. Our next adventure will hopefully be to the Turks and Caicos Islands.

In the USA, I have been to many cities in California, Louisiana, Texas, New Mexico (Carlsbad Caverns), Alabama, New York, Chicago, and Indiana.


I always enjoy, but rarely receive, swap cards. I like swap cards that are tag shaped and include the color violet or mail themed.

There are two Lawn Fawn stamp sets that are retired here in the USA but available abroad. So if you have or can get a hold of the sets called:

You’ve Got Mail new or used, and

My Cup of Tea

Let me know and we can do a private swap!!!

I enjoy Rubbernecker Stamps especially the watercolor flowers and African American woman stamps.

I use wax seals and enjoy receiving wax beads in different colors to marble. Prefer the flexible/mailable wax.

I am always open to new HAPPY MAIL PALS (US or International) who enjoys card making and inspiring each other by sharing cards and happy mail. I write medium length letters (usually 1 - 2 pages) and open to all letter writers who enjoy making paper crafts. If you enjoy receiving 4 - 10 page letters, I will not likely be a good fit.

I am open to PRIVATE SWAPS. I am fairly new to Swap Bot and haven't done a private swap yet, but hope to in the future. I also enjoy a card/paper-craft challenge (e.g. color throw-down, use a sketch, theme, etc).

Favorite Television

I don't have or want even basic cable. I'd rather spend my $$$ on craft supplies. But a couple of shows have caught my eye and they are:

The Librarians

Dr. Who

The Crown (Netflix)

YouTube Card Making Video (let's be honest - this is mostly what I watch)

Agatha Christie (Miss. Marple/HP)

News Comedy (e.g. The Daily Show, Last Week Tonight, etc.)


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(If I have not given you a rating, I have not received your item.)


Comment: Thank you for a very lovely swap! I loved every bit and your handmade card was gorgeous!
Comment: Your vacation sounds amazing. My niece and new hubby honeymooned in St. Lucia. They loved it too! Thank you for a truly lovely swap. The St. Lucia stamp is a keeper and I’m coveting your “women” dancing stamps. ❤️
Response: Hello! I am glad you enjoyed the letter. The stamps are from Rubbernecker Stamps . Take very good care and happy swapping.
hispanka77 rated for Blind, quick tea swap nr.5 on Sep 13, 2018
Comment: Awesom swap!!! A work of art!! Thank you very much!!!
Response: You are so kind. Thank you for compliment. Happy swapping!
BeHappyToday rated for UHM: A to Z About Me! on Sep 2, 2018
Comment: ***Wow*** you made my day when I opened your package!!! Love how you told me about you (your handwriting is so nice!) and thank you so much for all the goodies you sent too. Packaged so pretty too! You deserve 10 stars
Response: Awww Thank you. You are so sweet. Glad you enjoyed the happy mail. Happy swapping.
123Poggy123 rated for Use Your Small Stamps on Aug 30, 2018
Comment: You sent more than the required 8 pieces & I really appreciate it. I love the stamps you used. Thank you for telling me what inks you used. That is very helpful. I also love the bag you sent the squares in. Thank you for the clock piece for me to use.
Response: So glad you liked the items. I couldn't stop myself...hard to limit to 8. Never realized how many small stamps I had. Anyhoo, thanks for the rating and the heart. Happy swapping :-)
Comment: What a lovely package. You really made my day, I loved everything you sent and wish I could give you more hearts. God Bless and have a safe and happy weekend........=)
Response: You are very welcome. Thank you for the heart and rating. Happy swapping.
laterdayze rated for USAPC- Summertime Butterflies on Aug 24, 2018
Comment: Wow, thank you SO much! I loved everything. You did a great job and I love the way the shaker came out. Never tried one of those before. <3
Response: You are quite welcome. I'm glad you liked everything. Thank you for compliment. Take good care.
Comment: Thanks for the tea!
Response: You're welcome. Thanks for rating and heart. Happy swapping.
BhaktiCreations rated for Goodies 4 ME & YOU!!! August on Aug 21, 2018
Comment: WOW!!! What a lovely package of yummyness!I You really got me with everything you sent, like you knew me for years! Thank You So Much Alexis
Response: Phew...so glad you liked the goodies. I wasn't sure. Thanks for rating and heart. Happy swapping :-)
WoodlandBanshee rated for Happy Mail + Goodies #2 on Aug 21, 2018
Comment: Thanks so much for this fabulous flip-book full of goodies. I like the style and find it inspiring! Take care
Response: I am so relieved that the book made it to you. I am glad you liked it. Thanks for the rating and heart. Happy swapping.
yolomba rated for CALG;Random Act of Kindness on Aug 20, 2018
Comment: Thank you, your kind words of encouragement mean a lot to me. At the moment I am working on statistical analyses, and your swap arrived just in time to brighten up my day and for me to take a little break to drink a nice cup of tea. The cookbook makes a nice addition to my collection. Thank you once more for this very thoughtful swap.
Response: Wow! That arrived to you so quickly. I am glad you liked the goodies. Thank you for the rating and heart. Happy swapping.
elflady rated for FBF: Happy Mail Flip Book on Aug 7, 2018
Comment: Wow What a lovely flipbook. I love the colours, pictures tags and everything in it.What a lovely creation for your first try at a flip book. I will treasure it. Happy day .elflady
Response: I am happy to hear it arrived safely and that you liked it. Thanks for rating and heart. Happy swapping.
laterdayze rated for Pick 3 Swap on Jul 30, 2018
Comment: Wow, thank you SO much for all the wonderful goodies in your package. I've never made a loaded bag, and the one you did is gorgeous! I would love to do a private swap in the future as well, as it's wonderful to meet someone who has many of the same interests! :D
Response: Yay! I am so glad you liked the loaded bag. I am new to making them. I saw the tutorial for them on YouTube: https://youtu.be/qaUPwIl1glE Thanks for the rating and the heart!
Comment: I LOVE my jam packed pocket, Zoe! I was gathering supplies last night to package up my little gifts for my partner, and my husband said, "Looks like a lot of work." I smiled knowing my partner would appreciate the added touches. The contents are wonderful, but it is the thoughtful presentation that really made me smile. The libary card tag with the washi bobbin attached is very clever. Thank you so much, Zoe.
Response: Yay! Glad you liked the package. :-) Thank you for the rating, kind words, and heart. Happy swappin!
Whovian487 rated for CALG: Summer Tea and Happy Note on Jul 24, 2018
Comment: Loved the card!😀 Can’t wait to try the teas. Thanks so much!😀
Response: Hello! I am glad you liked it. Thanks for rating and heart. Happy swapping.
marles rated for INTL Happy Mail - 5 Pieces on Jul 22, 2018
Comment: Thanks so much for everything! Loved them!!
Response: Whew! Glad that worked and you received. Thanks for rating and heart. Have a super day!
bluecrayons rated for Stamp A Tag on Jul 20, 2018
Comment: very nice package. you did awesome on your first loaded treat bag. your receivers will love them. thanks for sending me your first.
Response: Glad you liked it! Thanks for the rating and heart. Happy swappin'
Lantana149 rated for CPG: Handmade Postcard - USA on Jul 17, 2018
Comment: Big thank you for the lovely postcards, I especially like the black and white one. 🦋🌸🙂
Response: Thanks for rating and glad you liked the cards. Happy swapping.
ElenaMaz rated for Crafty Happy Mail on Jul 12, 2018
Comment: Received your beautiful envelope today. I loved everything inside it and I loved the way you wrapped everything, you are one of those swappers that really make Happy mail! Thank you so much!
Response: Aww thanks! Glad you enjoyed the package. I really enjoy making happy mail. Thanks for the rating and the heart. Happy swapping!
Fabriqueen rated for AAB~Things w/Butterflies on Jul 12, 2018
Comment: Oh Wow! Thank you so very much! You deserve a million hearts! Everything is so special. I love, love, love the card you made, and the tags and die cuts and stamps too. You have spoiled me with your generosity!!! Hugs to you, Diane
Response: Glad you liked everything! Thanks for rating and heart. Happy swapping

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stormofangels on May 25, 2018:

Thank you for the Birthday Wishes!

Esthercita79 on Apr 3, 2018:

For the Getting to know you swap: Hi Zoe, Funny that I get to send you a message for this swap as I just dropped of your swap for the craft supply destash some days ago :) Seems like we both like paper crafts, always wanted to try the envelope score board, already took me a while before I even bought myself a paper cutter, haha! Cheers, Esther

CatieCat388 on Apr 2, 2018:

Re: Getting to Know You Hi. I sent an email instead of putting the note down here. Sorry, I'm still learning this format. Have a great day.

HilC on Apr 2, 2018:

Hi! I'm excited to be a part of this new paper crafting group with you. I just love making new things with paper and being creative. Like you, I also like card making, but I need more practice, I'm just starting out. It's such a great idea to enclose goodies in them and send them in swaps! Can't wait to swap with you in our new group. For: getting to know you--Addicted to Paper group.

tatrchips on Apr 1, 2018:

Hi there - very nice to meet you.

I see you enjoy a lot of paper crafting as I do with the exception of scrapbooking.... I am more of a journal, cards, pockets, unusual paper items type of gal. I have polymer clay and tools in my craft closet but have not yet played with it.... looking forward to it. I too love warm climates and traveling to Jamaica, Mexico, and Belize. I have found St. Thomas to be beautiful as well. I have not yet made it to Hawaii but it is on my bucket list.

I look forward to swapping with you.

For Getting to know you swap.

Cindy (tatrchips)

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