Swap-bot Time: October 18, 2018 5:08 am


Date Joined: August 28, 2017
Last Online: October 17, 2018
Birthday: February 3
Country: United States

About Me

Hi, everyone! I work in a public library in public relations/marketing. I love all kinds of paper crafts as well as painting, sketching and sewing. I am an avid reader, enjoy walking for my health, hiking and lots of other activities. I am a mother of three grown sons and have two beautiful granddaughters.

I prefer to receive naked postcards as I enjoy postage stamps and this is a good way to receive new ones. Postcards of natural scenes, art prints, national and state parks, etc. are great!. But will be happy to receive any new PCs to add to my collection.

I'm excited to meet new people and make new friends as well as share some fun things!

If you haven't received a swap from me in a reasonable amount of time, please let me know and I will re-send as soon as possible.

Favorite Television

I am an ID (Investigation Discovery) TV fan. Some of my fave shows are Homicide Hunter (Joe Kenda is hilarous!), Deadly Women, On the Case with Paula Zahn, Swamp Murders...just about all of them, lol. My most recent favorite is The Coroner: I Speak for the Dead.

Mysteries at the Museum

The Good Doctor

I also am a huge fan of British mystery series and watch them on Netflix.

Favorite Books

I am a classic mystery book lover...who doesn't enjoy Agatha Christie's books and characters?! I am also a fan of fantasy/sci-fi and a number of other genres. I constantly have books to read on my iPad or to listen to on my phone when I walk. Still love holding the paper copy in my hands, too.

Favorite Crafts

I love paper crafts and have for years! Getting new school supplies ot visiting stationery supplies were a highlight of my school years. I am constantly taking pics and saving/collecting ephemera to use in journals and smash books. I use a variety of media in my journals - watercolor, acrylic, scrapbook paper, washi tape, etc.

My newest obsession is creating junk journals and using them for my journaling and memory keeping. I am also a huge fan of traveler's notebooks and will often create junk journal-style inserts to use. I am using discarded Readers Digest covers for my monthly junk/smach journal covers.

I also collect silk ties from Goodwill and other thrift shops to add to my in-progress crazy quilt. I also collect mini prints of calico cloth to use to create yo-yos for my yo-yo quilt. I prefer floral patterns, gingham and small geometric prints for my piecework.

I enjoy sending and receiving ATCs and pocket letters. In additon, steampunk items are welcome in swaps.

Color Preferences - almost all colors can be used in my journals. I do prefer muted and classic colors over 80s brights, fluorescent or metallic colors, though.

Washi - any styles are welcome. It's amazing that even with the many rolls of washi that I have, there are a ton more that are completely new to me.

Favorite Movies


Harry Potter

Saving Private Ryan

Hocus Pocus

Nightmare Before Christmas

Mystery, suspense, action movies

Things I Like

*Postcards-travel, lighthouse, state and national parks, monuments, art

*Washi samples

*Flair buttons

*Paper samples - love double-sided cardstocks! 😊

*Shaped paper clips

*Ribbon, cord, string samples


*Paper doilies-all types and colors

*Used postage stamps

*Collage ephemera

*Daisies-paper, stickers, etc-any flat ephemera

*Playing cards - especially Jokers!

*Game cards and game pieces

*Stickers, sticker flakes - But please no alpha stickers! I have so many now and rarely use them. =)

*Decorative napkins and tissue paper


Comment: Thanks for the extras, you sent with this swap! I will forward Bonnie's PC in round #82. We had a season of "Building Alaska" filmed here in Larsen Bay. I am just as fascinated as those that don't live here on how life is depicted here! You have to respect the wilderness. The rewards and the beauty that surrounds us are worth every minute of work. Hugs from Alaska, Sherry
Comment: Thank you!
Response: You’re welcome and thank you!
marclively rated for Postage Stamp Bag Swap #35 on Sep 26, 2018
Comment: Thanks, Marc
Response: YW👍
tampatha rated for junk journal supplies - blue on Sep 25, 2018
Comment: I absolutely loved your items! I'm going to have a lot of fun with them! Thanks so much!
Response: I’m so glad to hear it. These little journal supplies swaps are such fun. It’s good to share and receive new goodies! Thank you!
newrule rated for Postage Stamp Bag Swap #35 on Sep 24, 2018
Comment: Ready for the next round! Thanks!
Response: Awesome! Looking forward to it, too. Thanks for the ❤️!
Comment: Thanks for the book and the extras ! Will Gladly Pass Along !
Response: you’re very welcome! Thank you for the kind rating!
jeepermom rated for junk journal supplies - green on Sep 13, 2018
Comment: Love the supplies! Thank you for everything. The Cade's Cove postcard is awesome. Thanks again!
Response: I’m so glad...Cade’s Cove is a lovely place. Thanks for the ❤️ rating!
Comment: Thanks for the cute beary "stroll" postcard! I love it!
Response: The book illustration PCs are wonderful...such a fun swap. Thanks for the ❤️ rating!
catonip rated for Washi Samples + Bonus on Aug 31, 2018
Comment: Thank you for all the goodies and your love note <3
Response: You’re very welcome! Thanks for the ❤️!
loveistea rated for Washi Samples + Bonus on Aug 27, 2018
Comment: Thanks so much for the pretty washi and others! Your handwriting is truly amazing, and I can't wait to use the goodies. Happy swapping!
Response: So glad you like the swap items and thank you for the sweet compliment! ❤️
lilibet rated for Washi Samples + Bonus on Aug 27, 2018
Comment: Thanks. I love the Halloween postcard!
Response: You’re very welcome, the Halloween PCs are some of my faves, too!
Comment: Thank you for extra postcards. I am happy!
Response: I'm glad! Hope you can use them or share with someone else. Thanks for rating!
marclively rated for Postage Stamp Bag Swap #34 on Aug 16, 2018
Comment: Thanks, Marc
Response: You're welcome...thank you for rating.
Comment: Wow, thank you so much for the amazing selection of yellow goodness!
Response: You're very welcome! Thanks for hosting these fun color-coordinated swaps. I think the yellow has been my fave so far...such a happy color. Thanks for the kind rating!
Mamabemus rated for Postage Stamp Bag Swap #34 on Aug 13, 2018
Comment: thanks for stickers. be sure when doing bag swaps that your partner has not already signed the bag. One bag you sent was one that I had created.
Response: I’m so sorry about sending you one of the bags you has created. I will be more aware in the future.
dartha rated for Quick Swap - Variety Package on Aug 6, 2018
Comment: OMG thank you so much for all the wonderful goodies. Hopefully we can swap again and I'll send you some goodies. thank you, darla
Response: Hi, Darla, so glad to share some of my stash with someone else. Looking torward to swapping with you again soon. Thanks for the heart rating!
Comment: Thank you for the goodies! I actually received on Friday, but have been really sick and apologize for not rating right away!
Response: Hope you are feeling better! Thanks for rating and I'm glad you waited until you felt less sick.
Comment: Black washi tape is my favorite. This is a great collection of samples. Thank you
Response: Black & white are some of my faves, too...they are so versatile and work so well with many projects. Thank you for the kind rating.
orneryswife rated for WOW: Blue Washi Tape Samples on Aug 1, 2018
Comment: Great selection of tape! I didn't have any of them! Thank you. 😘
Response: Yay! I'm so glad...enjoy! Thanks for the heart rating.
ArtyBeth3 rated for WOW: Green Washi Tape Samples on Jul 31, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the very generous amount of green washi tapes!! :)
Response: You're very wecome...enjoy!

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bstrong on May 24, 2018:

Received my stamp bag, thank you for sending it home 😃

MsBellaDonna on Apr 2, 2018:

Thank you for sending my Eiffel Tower postcard back to me! :)

MissPaula on Mar 26, 2018:

Thanks for returning my PC! Yes, you did it right! ♥

charophyta on Feb 5, 2018:

Oh WOW! Thanks for the extremely generous package of planner stickers!! Got it today and it is awesome! I will be sure to put these to good use, and any I can't use I will pass along to other swappers. I'll send you some washi samples soon too :)

jaimierandolph on Oct 3, 2017:

Profile Check for: Washi tape swap #1 Welcome to the swap! I hope that you enjoy the swap and join more of the ones to come! Happy Swapping!!!!!!!

VivaLaDiane on Sep 1, 2017:

I sent you an invite to Newbie Helpers so it should appear when you first log in. It will be on the top right of the page saying that you've been invited, and you just click "accept the invitation". Let me know if there's anything you need.

Also - my profile is the result of 10 years of being here and tweaking it. I didn't start like that, so don't feel overwhelmed. That's why I created Newbie Helpers. We're all newbies once, and we do look out and help people as much as we can.

Take care and let me know if you need anything. ♥

VivaLaDiane on Aug 31, 2017:

Well my, my, my! :) Welcome to Swapbot! I absolutely live on the ID Channel. I DVR Homicide Hunter and have never missed an episode because I adore Joe Kenda!! I like Paula Zahn as well. I dig Tamron Hall, am fascinated by the Chilicothe, Ohio missing women, and so much more. And I loooooove Harry Potter too. I'm Slytherin. ♥

Thanks for joining my September PC swap. I invited you to my Newbie Helpers group. I also see that you like journals so let me know if you want to do a private swap of like a junk/magpie type journal.

Take care!

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