Swap-bot Time: December 15, 2018 1:31 pm


Date Joined: February 20, 2018
Last Online: December 14, 2018
Birthday: February 16
Country: United States
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December 2018 - PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE DO NOT ADD EXTRAS TO MY SWAPS. People have been so AMAZINGLY GENEROUS that my craft "room" is bulging! Omitting extras will NOT impact your rating from me. For more information see below under Extras...


"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 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 limeade

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

Candy: All. Kidding...but I do have a sweet tooth. Some of my favorites are: bottlecaps, smash-mallow, smarties, rocky road, candy corn, jelly belly, gummy bears, caramel m&m...and so on...(think 80's retro candy)


Paper-crafts& Stationary,

Exchanging Letters with Pen Friends,

Making Happy Mail & Granting Wishes

Word games & puzzles,



Fountain pens & hand-lettering,

Nature photos,


Spa Treatments of all kinds

Travel to warm climates,



Coloring for Adults

Extreme Dot-to-Dot

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.

If you have a scan and cut machine, lets chat about a trade. You cut some stamped images for me and I grant a profile wish :-)

Note: I DO NOT scrapbook, make ATC's, make pocket letters, or art journals. Just cards, happy mail, loaded bags/envies, and occasionally flip books.

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. Our next adventure will hopefully by Washington DC.


December 2018 - Please do not send extras at this time. If, like me, your heart aches if you cannot send a little something extra, you can add your favorite quote to the swap or on my profile page under comments, a single healthy recipe you and/or your family enjoys, you can put a photo on my profile in the comments related to my likes and say hello, share a funny story or joke, book recommendation, share a crafting tip (e.g. good glue, best embossing powder, flip book tutorial video link, which YouTube channel you like to follow - even if it is yours, etc.) or a single fresh caffeine free tea bag. Thank you to everyone who have been so generous!!!

I am open to new female pen pals who enjoy paper crafts, DECOS, happy mail, etc. from anywhere in the world.

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:

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

Agatha Christie (Miss. Marple/HP)

Sherlock Holmes

Anne of Green Gables

The Librarians

Dr. Who

Star Trek

70's & 80's Saturday Morning Cartoons :-)

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


I pledge to rate.

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

December 2018 - Please do not send Extras at this time. Due to the AMAZING generosity of others, my craft "room" is filled to the brim with pretty things. Thank you!



Lillypooh12 rated for SMSUSA: December 2018 Happy Mail on Dec 14, 2018
Comment: If I could give you a million stars, I would! I have never done a "Happy Mail" swap before and now I know how much it means! You seriously brightened my day by your thoughtfulness. Did you make the Holiday Card? All I can say is Thank You! I hope to get you as my send to partner in a swap someday so I can return the kindness!
Response: You are quite welcome and I am very happy to hear that you enjoyed the goodies. Yes, I did make the card. Thanks for the prompt rating and heart. Happy Holidays!
fairladybuff rated for Tea Swap & Inspiration-November on Dec 12, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the tea and participating in the swap. Happy holidays!
Response: Happy Holidays to you too and thank you for prompt rating and heart.
mejulia rated for UHM: National Cookie Day! 🍪 on Dec 3, 2018
Comment: Thank you so much for the great swap. I love every bit of it. You definitely made my day happy.
Response: You're welcome, glad you liked it. Have a super day!
Vickyen rated for UHM: Send a card on Nov 29, 2018
Comment: Hi Zoe! How I wish I could give you more than one heart! I love your card and the sweet goodies! Being a reader made this card and the labels so much fun!! You totally made my day! Thanks for the wonderful Happy Mail! Hugs and Happy Swapping! ;)
Response: You're welcome! Happy you liked the happy mail. Thanks for rating and heart. Happy swapping to you too! 😊
loveretro rated for TBR-Two Teas & a Scone Recipe-INLT on Nov 23, 2018
Comment: Thank you so much, Zoe for the envelope that arrived today in my mailbox ! and what a special package inside !!!!! So lovely made, i feel very fortunate and lucky to be the receiver ! You really spoil me ! Too beautiful to open it ….… immediately………..SUNDAY, a perfect day to open your beautiful package...i just ❤️ everything.. the recipe, the letter, the extras and last but not least the lovely packed teabags, soo soo cute ! You deserve more than one heart ❤️❤️ ! Thanks again ! Happy Holidays !
Response: You are quite welcome! Enjoy and thanks for the prompt rating and heart. Happy autumn! You are very sweet. Once again, I am happy you liked everything...and yes you are right...Sundays are super days for happy mail :-)
MichelleD11 rated for Tea Swap & Inspiration-November on Nov 23, 2018
Comment: Thanks for the fine selection of teas! I’m especially excited to try the caramel apple. You must have read my profile because I love caramel. I enjoyed your inspirational poem. Happy swapping!
Response: You are welcome. I am happy you enjoyed the selection of teas. Happy autumn! Thanks for rating and heart.
Comment: Thank you for a fun-filled envelope of ephemera!
Response: You're welcome! Happy Holidays.
MarianV rated for TBR- Themed Tea Swap: Green tea on Nov 21, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the tea's you sent me. I loved the one with kurkuma. <3
Response: I am happy you enjoyed the tea. Thanks for the prompt rating and heart. Happy Holidays!
123Poggy123 rated for UHM: Handmade Birthday Card on Nov 19, 2018
Comment: I would give you a dozen hearts for this swap if I could. You made me feel special with everything you sent. Plus, you made 2 cards & sent another 2 for me to use & they were wrapped it tissue with a bow. Then to top all that, I love the cards you made. This is just one super swap & I thank you from the bottom of my heart.
Response: Awww you are so sweet!! I am glad you liked the cards. Making happy mail is so much fun! Thank you for the compliments on my cards :-)
Druidha rated for Tea Swap #2 on Nov 7, 2018
Comment: Thanks, Zoe. It was a tea swap, but it felt like opening a present. What a beautiful presentation and all the extra stuff... made my day. Thanks.
Response: You're welcome, I am happy you enjoyed the happy mail. Thanks for prompt rating and heart. Happy Fall.
Eulegirl rated for TBR- Themed Tea Swap: Black tea on Nov 5, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the beautifully wrapped package and the extras. Can't wait to try the tea!
Response: You are quite welcome. Thank you for the prompt rating and the heart. Happy Fall!
Comment: This was a beautiful gift! Wow! Thank you so much! Yours is finally on the way, I apologize for having to send on the last day, my grandpa and my favorite uncle died within days of each other so I was grieving but I managed to get this sent, it was therapeutic for me to create it after such a loss, I really overdid it lol but I hope you love yours as much as I love mine! It’s gorgeous!
Response: My sincerest condolences on your losses. Please take time for yourself and family. You already went above and beyond sending off the swap while grieving. Thank you so much. I am glad you liked the pocket. Take very good care.
earthnk rated for Tea Swap & Inspiration- October on Oct 27, 2018
Comment: Ohhh Dr. Mom, your swap has again made me “Squeeee”!!! So gorgeously prepared it felt like Christmas opening this swap. I love 💕 everything so much I got out of bed to get on here and rate you. I can’t thank you enough for this lovely lovely swap. The teas, the coffee sachet(I drink these, howdja know)?😀 I was wondering recently, how I should decorate the next few pages in my bullet Journal. I will be affixing the pretty tea pocket you made me onto a page in my journal as it will fit nicely. Thank you again for such a wonderful swap.
Response: You are so sweet. Thank you so much for the compliments, rating, and heart. I am glad you liked the package. I enjoyed making it. Happy Fall and happy swapping.
fbresnah rated for CPG Oct Send Any Deco Bk - Global on Oct 24, 2018
Comment: Thanks so much for the cool deco book and all the nice extras! And I appreciate the extra postage, can never have enough! Thanks again.
Response: You are quite welcome. Happy Fall!
Minivandreams rated for UHM: Halloween Card Swap 🎃 on Oct 19, 2018
Comment: The card you made is beautiful. Thank you so much.
Response: You are welcome. Thanks for rating and heart. Happy Fall!
colleenbUSA rated for Tea Swap & Inspiration- October on Oct 18, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the amazing package!
Response: You are welcome. Happy Fall!
Comment: What a great surprise waiting in my box today. 😀 Capt. Jack is one of my favorites as well. Thanks for the goodies and will be getting a letter out soon.
Response: You are welcome! See you around the mailbox. Thank you for the prompt rating and heart.
ElenaMaz rated for CALG Note Card & 2 Teas on Oct 12, 2018
Comment: what a beautiful letter, is it a typewriter you have? and thank you so much for the elephant notecard, I do love it <3
Response: You are quite welcome and I am happy the note card has a proper home. Thanks for rating and heart. Happy Fall.
Comment: Awesome card and note!! Thank you so much for swapping and what a funny Halloween story:) Kids are so inventive!
Response: You are quite welcome. Glad you liked it. Thank you for prompt rating and heart. Happy Fall!
Comment: I would rate this swap a 10 if I could with a dozen hearts. Your letter was very interesting to read. Then to top it off you made a card with an envelope inside with the letter inside the envelope. I have never seen that before. I thought it was extremely clever. Thank you so much for the postage stamps for me to use. This was an A+ swap. Thank you!!!
Response: Awww you are quite welcome. Glad you liked everything. Thanks for the compliments on my card/cleverness :-) Happy Fall!

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CariahCreates on Nov 27, 2018:

Thank you for the lovely package of Christmas decorations and embellishments from my CPG November wishlist. It was such a fun package to open and I can't wait to create things!

ScrappyCEW on Nov 23, 2018:

Welcome to "Cards Galore"! So happy to have you - let me know if you have any suggestions to help keep the group active! - Carrie

zoev1975 on Nov 15, 2018:

Zoe, thankyou so, so much for the amazing parcel of goodies for the October Wishlist group - I was absolutely blown away by it! The rainbow pen is in my handbag now, so that I can use it everyday!

The card you sent me was so beautiful too! I love the tree cutout on the front, with the glitter in it - did you make it? It's amazing. I am taking it off the card so I can frame it

anicka22 on Nov 1, 2018:

Sorry, the picture did not show up. I just want to Thank you again for the most pretty mail!!

MSturgill87 on Sep 26, 2018:

I cannot even begin to describe how surprised, delighted, and appreciative I am of the box of granted wishes you sent to me (via the Wishlist group)!! Absolutely amazing. "Thank you" just doesn't seem like a strong enough phrase.

I hope all your days are merry,


stormofangels on May 25, 2018:

Thank you for the Birthday Wishes!

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