Swap-bot Time: February 25, 2024 8:51 pm


Date Joined: January 20, 2011
Last Online: October 30, 2015
Birthday: April 9
Country: United States

About Me

Hello fellow swappers. I am noticing that my swaps are taking a long time getting to my partners. If you have not received a swap/tag from me in a timely manner. Please contact me before rating. I am willing to resend any of my swaps/tags. When I fulfill my swaps/tags I place my heart into them.

I am 47 years old. A mother of 3 lovely ladies (25,19 and 15.) I also have 3 grown step-sons. I am a proud grandmother of two handsome little boys. Can't tell that I am prejudice, can you? I have 4 cats, they are my furry children. My favorite holiday is halloween but I love to decorate for Christmas. I use a lot of snowmen, santas and angels. Going to a thrift store and yard sales are my fun "me time" thing to do. "One man's trash is another man's treasure".

My favorite color is purple, all shades. I also like teal, burgundy and sage. I can only take yellow and orange in small doses. They have thier place like in Spring themes or Halloween themes. I love flowers and faeries. I collect teapots, angels, elves, faieries and snowmen items. I also collect fat chef items, you should see my kitchen.

I love home made items of any type......they are special in my eyes !!!!!!! To me if someone took the time to make me something, no matter how small, shows thoughtfulness, caring and dedication to thier craft. Those need to be cherished.

My favorite season is fall. Love the colors and smells of fall.

Favorite Movies

I am big on comedies and children movies like Despicable Me and disney movies like Tangled. I am not big on horror movies but I do like a good movie with a twist ending.

I like watching the old movies about the 80's like "sixteen candles, breakfast club and dream a little dream".

The Grinch is my favorite Christmas movie. I even have a blow up we set in the yard of him.

Love musicals of all types. The Labrynth is a classical. Burlesque was great!

I liked the twilight series, harry potter series, and the lord of the rings series.

Favorite Television

I enjoy watching: Dancing With The Stars. I like watching America's Got Talent. Sometimes I watch NCSI. I am not into the reality shows that are games. I love watching the food network.

Favorite Music

You could say that I have a strange variety of tastes in music. I love the eras of 1950's, 1980's, and some big band music. I listen to celtic music to relax by. Celtic Thunder and Enya are my favorite celtic sounds. I listen to pop/top 40's also. I am not into rap or heavy metal. I also like movie CD's. Burlesque right now can be found in my van's stereo.

Favorite Crafts

I like to cross stitch. I dabble in scrapbooking. I have started doing postcards and bookmarks. I am willing to dabble in different crafts. If I see something that interests me I will give it a try. I am my worse critic though. I don't knit or crochet, all thumbs. I appreciate that art form, just can not get the hang of it. Lately haven't done much with crafts maybe in the new year I will get the spark back.


*Stickers of all type, although themed ones make me smile the most.

*Holiday socks are fun to me or any type with designs. I don't use knee highs though.

  • I like pictures of animals especially ones of dogs and cats.

  • Anything purple works.

  • I collect teapots. Doesn't necessarily have to be an actual teapot but can be something shaped or looks like a teapot.

  • I love angel and fairy items,(Nene Thomas and Amy Brown are my two favorite faerie artist).

  • Anything snowmen, I sort of have a collection going of them that I use to decorate during Christmas.

*Anything homemade, I do mean anything...show me your talent.

*I drink herbal teas the flavors I like most are mint, chamomille, peach and cinnamon apple. I also like hot chocolate. The land o lakes flavored hot chocolates are very yummy. I don't do coffee.

*Snacks that I like: Like most women I love chocolate. I don't like white chocolate though. I do dark chocolate in small doses. I like caramel mixed with my chocolate. I like spearmint lifesavers. Dove chocolate is one of my favorites. I eat chocolate with nuts also, so don't worry about allergies to them.I like white cheddar popcorn. Natural almonds. Chocolate covered pretzels. I prefer low salt potatoe chips.

*I like scented items.........nothing too flowery though. In candles I like the apple & cinnamon, pumpkin spice and cranberry. As you can I like the fall scents. I am not big into vanilla.

*craft and scrapbooking items.

*anything having to do with Halloween. Witches have top billing for me. I do like all other holidays but this is my favorite one.

Girlie time

I am not overly girlie but I do like to pamper myself every once and awhile. I like to do my nails, I am into soft tones nothing too bright. I like lotions that smell nice (not too flowery). I do wear jewlery, I like things with color. I have pierced ears. I love brooches of all types. I do wear hair barrettes and hair bands (but not the elastic type). I have short hair these days. Occassionally a nice warm bath is a great way to re-energize.

I wear makeup. I have a tendency to go to colors that are earth tone. I have green eyes so anything that will brighten them up is a plus to me. I wear lipsticks but I don't do the deep/dark colors.

family member swap

I would like my daughter, Brandy Borchert to be my family member gift swap receiver.

Just like any teen age girl, she likes candy, (mostly the sour things like war heads), loves nail polish of all neon colors, wears jewelry of all types, into bright colored t-shirts and skinny jeans and sweatpants and boys basketball shorts. Her room is neon green and dark purple. Likes stuffed animals. Likes to use mechanical pencils and gel pens. Does not like to read which I am starting to believe is the typical thing for someone her age. Collects keychains and has gotten into collecting postcards. If you need further suggestons please contact me.


If anyone that I swap with notices the name "ArtTeachToBe" with the same address.......well that is my daughter. She does live at home, she is a college student and old enough to have her own account. She does more of the crafty kind of swaps.

We have had the pleasure of swapping with some of the same swap-bot members. I even had her as one of my partners before, lol. It was a post card swap. I sent it to her thru house mail.

enter title...


ladyaries7 rated for Pick 2 on Jul 28, 2013
Comment: Thanks for the owls :)
telliott707 rated for A postcard from your town # 7 on Jun 29, 2013
Comment: Great postcard!
marinda rated for AMS: Starts w/Letter "H" PC Swap on Jun 27, 2013
Comment: What a great postcard for letter "H"! Thank you very much.
Comment: Thank you!
clutterfree rated for EOTPF: I Love Cats! on Jun 21, 2013
Comment: Dawn...It is good to hear from you and so good to be swapping again after the time off for the move. Sounds like you have a lot going on...hope you get to the beach and ENJOY!! Thanks for the great "cat" cards...I think I need to get one of those hammocks to relax on in my new yard :) Hugs...Charlene
Response: Thank you, It is nice to get happy mail again. Enjoy that new yard of yours.
thequilterslink rated for EOTPF: I Love Cats! on Jun 20, 2013
Comment: thanks for the nice card.
Response: you are very welcomed
VetTechMommy rated for Mystery Notecards! on Jun 19, 2013
Comment: Thank-you for the wonderful selection of notecards..love them all!
Response: glad you liked them!
Comment: Thank you so much for the great picnic-themed items! The thermal bag will be used daily---in Florida I take water or iced tea with me everytime I leave the house. The basket lines will 'pretty-up' baskets I take to picnics. I have never ever seen the 3-in-1 spoon, fork, knife set. How clever. And I can never have too many recipe cards and note cards. HUGS, geri
Response: glad they will come in handy. I bought the silverware in Target.
reauk rated for horoscopes on May 29, 2013
Comment: thanks dawn great horoscope thanks again.
Ikat78 rated for AMS: Holiday Socks! on Nov 29, 2012
Comment: Thank you for the cute dotted socks!! Thank you for joining my swap as well. Happy Holidays:)
ladydy5 rated for Pumpkin season! (USA) on Oct 29, 2012
Comment: I sent the same note cards. :) Thank you
Comment: Thank you for all the oragne items. I like chocolate, and the notecards! Thanks
cwfshoppe329 rated for HALOWEEN GOODIES on Oct 15, 2012
Comment: Fantastic collection of goodies! Thanx! Will probably have to fight my granddaughters for the stamps and "sparklies!"
gmasusie rated for AMS: Halloween Notecard! EDITED on Oct 15, 2012
Comment: Fall is my favorite time of the year also. Thank you so much for the nice note and the stamps. I will most definitely use them.
Tanika rated for Relax with a cuppa tea and a note. on Oct 15, 2012
Comment: Many thx for your lovely notecard and the tea selection. I love the green tea and the red raspberry tea !!! Yes Fall is also my favourite season. I love the colors of that season. Warm wishes !!
Comment: Thank you.. I love the card.. so sweet..
Ikat78 rated for AMS: Halloween Notecard! EDITED on Oct 12, 2012
Comment: My favorite time of year! Thank you for the adorable stamp.
tonie2weeks rated for Favorite color lucky parcel on Oct 9, 2012
Comment: thank you for the color parcel package.. I loved everything.... I thought I rated you and am glad I caught this... thank you.... Lesa
GothamChick rated for Charms/Pendants swap on Oct 5, 2012
Comment: Thanks for the wonderful charms. =)
dragonbait rated for Charms/Pendants swap on Oct 4, 2012
Comment: Thank you for the variety of charms and the extra. THey will get put to use soon!

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Aumonae on Jan 1, 2014:

clutterfree on Jun 27, 2013:

Dawn...Thank you for the generous amount of PC's you sent for my June Just Wishes :) The humorous ones brought a smile for my day :)...Charlene

renderedarchaic on Jun 24, 2013:

Thank you for the awesome map for my June Just Wishes wishlist! :)

clutterfree on Dec 27, 2012:

Dawn...WOW what an awesome Secret Santa gift you sent for the $1SA group :) Love the adorable mug, awesome variety of hot chocolates and the oh so cute snowman shaped marshmallows!!! You know me so well and it made my Christmas :) ....Happy New Year!!...Charlene

RyeRye on Oct 15, 2012:

ladyaries7 on Oct 3, 2012:

thanks so much for the pumpkin stickers from the Just wishes (october wishes) group. they're very cute :)

Margothecat on Oct 2, 2012:

Thank you SO much for the wonderful scrunchies you sent for my Just Wishes October wish list! I was delighted to see them and will be using them regularly!

FundyGirl on Oct 1, 2012:

Thank you for the notecards from my October Wishlist. They are so cute!

hlwolfe72 on May 19, 2012:

Thank you for the wonderful WTA for the Active Swappers Group! It was an amazing package of several different things with flowers--much more than I expected!

clutterfree on Apr 23, 2012:

Dawn...Thank you for the awesome men's tie for my $1 Store addicts wish:) These colors are going to make a great headband to bring a smile to a young girl in Liberia:) THANKS again...Charlene

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