Swap-bot Time: May 25, 2018 6:53 pm


Date Joined: October 27, 2017
Last Online: May 25, 2018
Birthday: January 3, 1982
Country: United States
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About Me

Hello all,

I am a very easy going, socially awkward introvert. If you are running late on a swap just let me know, no worries.

I will never flake so if for some reason you haven't received something please get in touch with me. I know the mail can be unpredictable at times but if I haven't received something I'll always reach out. I typically only get up to my mail box once a week but once I get your swap I will always rate. So, if you have not received a rating from me please reach out to me.

Now on to the fun stuff...

We recently moved to Tennessee from Florida.I was born in NC and grew up in MN. I love to travel and explore new places. Nothing beats a destinationless road trip!

I am hard to offend and have a twisted sense of humor. I love quotes of all sorts. My mind is always all over the place and depending on my mood. I can find the beauty in anything. Writing has always been something I enjoy. (Although I would be lost without spellcheck!) I don't do it nearly as often as I should but I have several projects going.

I have one AMAZING man in my life, Bob, and one CRAZY dog, Molly.

They are my world.

Favorite Music

There is almost always music on in our house. We listen to everything from Enya to Megadeath depending on the mood. Since we recently moved to TN we have been on a country kick. We love Gary Allan.

Bob loves Christmas music and we are always adding to our collection. I really enjoy world music, anything from Buddhist chants to Bollywood. The house we are in now has a nice big tub so I love to soak in there with candles and sounds of nature music.

Favorite Books

I love to read.

Unfortunately it is very difficult for me sometimes; I have been blessed with bipolar disorder and ADD. This means more often then not, when I get to the end of a paragraph, I'm planning dinner in my head, deciding if I should get a haircut and wondering if penguins have knees.

It's a lovely combination of a racing mind that can't stay focused on an..HEY LOOK A SQUIRREL!

Never the less I have a book shelf full of books I am determined to read someday. There are times that I get hyper-focused and can sit and read for hours on end and get through a book in two days, but that doesn't happen very often.

So what's on my book shelf?


Lots of Twain.

A few of Garrrison Keillors works.

Jeannette Walls.

Random novels that I have decided to add to my collection based solely on the fact that I liked the cover.

Several books on Buddhism; Dalai Lama, Thich Nhat Hanh, Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso.

Quite a few books on various health topics. I have a special interest in Alzheimer's and natural healing.

A collection of artsy crafty books and magazines have also found their way on there as well. I love the SummerSet Studio publications and am always grateful for anything that inspires me.

I am collecting books from The Boxcar Children series & The Babysitters Club series for a project I am working on for my niece.

You can find a cookbook of some sort in nearly every room of the house; Bob is a chef and we are constantly trying new things. Since Bob's heart attack in Feb., we have both been eating healthier. April 1st I started eating a mostly plant based diet. I was a vegan for few years in my 20's and followed a acid/alkaline diet. That was the healthiest I've ever felt. Granted, part of that probably due to just being in my 20's in general. Nevertheless, I have started my green spinch smoothies in the mornings and have noticed such a big difference in one month. I'm always grateful for any fun unique veggie recipes.

Favorite Television

There are very few things that I watch on TV and I couldn't tell you the last time I've ever said,

"Oh crap it's .005 seconds after 7! I'm missing the start of Who Wants to be the next Naked Zombie Bachelor!"

I was raised without a television and am totally convinced that it is destroying anything left of common morals and that mass media breads ignorance.

Don't get me wrong, I do watch TV from time to time. We discovered 'The Wine Show' on Wednesday evens any catch that if we are still awake at 9 and I mean REALLY, who doesn't love Fixer-Upper and The Big Bang Theory!?

Favorite Movies

Bob is frequently amazed by the number of movies I haven't seen. What can I say, I'm a sheltered individual...and besides, he has a few years on me in age so he has had a head start.

My two favorite movies are a couple of random ones; Smoke (A 1995 film with William Hurt and Harvey Keitel) & Amelie (A french film with Audrey Tautou who I think is adorable.)

Favorite Crafts

Here we go.

Now we're talkin'.


You know that girl that walks into a Michael's Craft store to buy a glue stick and leaves four hours later with 14 shopping bags, $153 less in her checking account and 87 more projects that she never knew she needed to start?....

I'm THAT girl.

It would probably just be easier to add a pic of my art room here at this point.

I have a sewing machine and lots of beautiful fabric.

So many rubber stamps that I have had to create a reference book for them.

There are enough ink pads, gelatos, pens, markers, ink sprays and nuvo drops to keep a kindergarten class occupied for the entire school year.

Enough paper to wallpaper the Boeing Everett Factory.

Lets not forget the modeling paste, gesso, tacky glue, texture paste, matt medium and score tape...

I do NOT have a glue stick however.

Nope no glue stick...

I forgot to get the one thing that I went into Michael's for in the first place.

Don't you hate that?

With all that said and done I must confess a problem...another part of my battle with my blessings is that I never want to mess anything up. I have so many wonderful supplies that I can create amazing things with but it is often a struggle to sit down and work on anything because I don't want to waste the beautiful fabric or the fancy paper. I struggle with this because all I ever wanted to be when I grew up was an artist.

That is one of my reasons for joining Swap-bot; I want to create things, I LOVE crafting. When I'm doing it for someone else I have no problem spending hours at my desk trying to get that one last detail in just the right spot. My mom and I swap an ATC card and a Tag every month. It's so much fun because she is still in MN so we each get a goody package every month.

I can't say that I really have a style when it comes to my personal crafts but if i'm creating something for someone else I try to incorporate as many personal elements into the work that I can.

One thing that I do not have is a die cutting anything...so, any sort of die cut embellishments or embossed paper would be a welcome.

I have really started getting into more mixed media type stuff. Just completed my first magpie journal swap which was so fun. I use the chip board letters quite a bit so those are always welcome. Anything other chipboard ad well.

I also make cards on a regular basis and enjoy getting stamped quotes or images to use for them.

Watercolor is something I will tackling next so any tips, articels or magazines are welcome.

Washi has become a slight addiction. I have started a washi journal with 2(ish) inch pieces. I'm collecting as many different washi snipits as I can. If you have any fun unique ones you would like to share don't feel like you have to do a large amount.

Honestly, I will use and appreciate anything you send. I love learning new crafts so share what you love.

Things that make me smile

Arsenal football

Bath bombs & oils

Black Licorice; all types. I love trying different ones from all over the world.


Coin purses


Dragonflies...anything to do with dragonflies. I have yet to find a nice dragonfly washi and I would love some die cuts




Fiats (especially anything relating to old ones)

Fortunes from cookies (I've been collecting them since high school)

Incense sticks. I love Maroma Kalki morning offering and burn it every morning.



Decorative cocktail napkins

Smells: Gardenia, Pina Colada, Rose, Plumeria, Jasmine

Snails...there are day's I wouldn't mind being a snail. There was a study done that determined that a snail can sleep for up to three years!

String for wrapping small packages


Tea... I'm always up for trying new teas.

Treats We try to keep Molly away from chicken but she loves the carob peanutbutter cookies from 3 dog bakery and the mint dentastix.

Unique stones

Vikings Anything relating to Viking history



Little note books

My favorite color is green....anything green, any shade of green. In general I like earth tones.

Toe, fuzzy or warm socks

Old black & white photographs

Previously loved magazines; craft, wine, food, any really

Inspirational or funny quotes

Mint, any flavored


Writing; blank lined journals or journals with writing prompts. I am pretty picky about my pens however. I only use the pilot g2 fine andultra/extra fine tip.


Scraps of pretty paper

Scraps of pretty fabric

BRADS! I LOVE unique brads!

Small ATC size envelopes

Anything New Age-ish. spiritual or relating to Buddhism. (Especially Medicine Buddha or Green Tara)

Any tips or ideas about working from home. I'm not interested in joining any direct sales company's; I think I did just about every one of them in my 20's. But if know of any good companies that hire people to work out of their home part time or if you have had success with starting something online with your art or crafting I would LOVE to pick your brain.

Quotes that are oh so true...

The two quotes that hold most true to my life...

"I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel." ~ Maya Angelou

"My religion is very simple. My religion is kindness." ~ Dalai Lama XIV

Other wonderful quotes in no particular order...

2 AMs were made for poets. Lovers/writers. Visionaries. Photographers. Painters. Over Thinkers. Silent seekers. These are my favorite hours.

"Though I am often in the depths of misery, there is still calmness, pure harmony and music inside me. ~ Vincent van Gogh

"I do not have ducks. I do not have rows. I have squirrels and they are at a rave."

"I wish I could become a public figure just to see what kind of dirt they dig up on me. I'd really like to piece together my 20's"


I do like getting postcards that are written on & stamped, unless it is a 'send multiple PCs' sort of swap. I love all sorts and would never rate down for a nice handmade PC, regardless of what the swap calls for.


capeygirl rated for a-to-z song lyrics journal on May 22, 2018
Comment: Got your journal today. Thank you so very much it's beautiful I can't stop looking at it.
Germanbaby77 rated for Big fat stuffed envie swap on May 16, 2018
Comment: WOW!!! Two hundred hearts plus! this was such a fun swap to open. you really stuffed that envelope really good. Thank you for your kind words and your well wishes.
matt319 rated for Ratings Booster Postcard Swap #8 on Apr 19, 2018
aspens rated for WIYM Postcard Alphabet - W - USA on Apr 17, 2018
Comment: The front of your postcard was hilarious. I was so interested to read that you were able to come to Seattle! Did it meet expectations? Would you visit again? Thank you for sharing :)
susanica rated for IWTS Theme Swap: Florals on Apr 9, 2018
Comment: I love every sample you sent me and the project cards. Thank you very very much
Comment: Thanks so much for the Tiger card! I also love the mushroom washi you used! Happy April! :)
Comment: Thanks so much for the great card! WOW you wrote a lot on there - that's awesome!! I love it :)
Onibah3 rated for junk journal supplies - flowers on Apr 3, 2018
Comment: Hi there. I received your package and really enjoyed all the beautiful things that will flower up my craft projects! Thank you for taking time to select and package everything so neatly, and for decorating the envelope with great stamps. Enjoy your time in TN. I have a good friend who relocated there too, and she loves it! (All the seasons, but a lot warmer than up here, for sure! Be well!
rjdolphin rated for ATC Supply Kit on Apr 2, 2018
Comment: Thank you so much. Very fun to open. I will certainly use these things
Babsmomof5 rated for WIYM: APC Animal Series-Giraffe on Apr 2, 2018
Comment: Anytime I receive mail, it is always a happy day, but today was one of those rare days as I let out a little scream of delight when I ooened your swap. Your APC is just amazing, and I have already taken it to a dark room to see the wonderful glow! How clever to add the little pocket on the back with the poem! And I appreciate all the stamped images...the fairy one is GORGEOUS and will be going into my fairytale art journal! I also adore the kids phrases and would love to know what company that is from! Thank you so much for absolutely everything you sent, it was such a special swap! I really hope you will join the rest of the APC series, I would feel quite blessed to have you as a partner again!
Response: Awww, you are ever so welcome! I'm so happy you like everything. I wasn't quite sure what to do with a giraffe, but I'm happy with how it turned out. The poem gave me the idea, so I really wanted to include the whole thing somehow. The kid quotes are from Inkadinkado, I thought you would enjoy them. :) All the best.
MsBellaDonna rated for Scattergories PC Series - G on Apr 2, 2018
Comment: Thanks for a super fun postcard!
Response: You're welcome. I have fun putting PC's together. I'm full of completely useless information lol. Thank you for the heart.
Germanbaby77 rated for ATC Supply Kit on Mar 31, 2018
Comment: Wow! Profile selected items and lots of them! You are an excellent swap partner! Thank you so much!!
Response: Oh, I'm so glad you liked what I put together for you! You are ever so welcome. All the best.
dawnakaulen rated for PH: "K" Is For (Blank or Naked) on Mar 28, 2018
Comment: Cute Koalas, thank you!
Response: You're welcome. Thank you for the heart.
Comment: Thanks so much. Enjoyed the info on it too.
Response: You're welcome. Thank you for the heart.
bellanonna rated for Odd Posctard Swap ~ INT on Mar 28, 2018
Comment: You're right Amrita....that's one ODD post card! HaHa! Thanks for the FYI facts too, really cool! 😊
Response: You're welcome. Thank you for the heart.
Margothecat rated for WIYM Postcard Alphabet - T - USA on Mar 25, 2018
Comment: Love the turkey postcard - it is unique and an great addition to my collection! Thank you also for your sweet note. If it weren't for the Lord's help every day in my life, I don't know what I would do!
Response: You're very welcome! You are in my prayers. All the best to you.
nsciambi rated for Postcard With a Quote...Rnd Eight on Mar 23, 2018
Comment: Thank you!
Response: You're welcome. Thank you for the heart.
Rosa1 rated for Postcard With a Quote...Rnd Eight on Mar 23, 2018
Comment: thank you!
Response: You're welcome. Thank you for the heart.
Comment: Amrita, thank you so much for your encouraging letter! Your words were more appreciated than I can say. And I am so totally spoiled by the greatness of your swap that all others will now pale beside it. You included so many neat things from my profile list: bird things!!! Bird Washi tape!!! The honeybees, the doilies, the butterfly napkin, the bits of rickrack! The quotes, the stickers! ANd I can't wait to use those pages with the punch-out spaces in a project; something fantastic must come from those sheets... And I loved the envelope - so decorated that it was truly like getting a present in the mail!!! Thanks so much for a great swap!!!
Response: You are ever so welcome! I'm so glad you enjoyed everything, I enjoyed picking everything out for you. 'Always believe that something wonderful is about to happen'! Thank you for the heart. All the best.
momto8cats rated for Just Randomness on Mar 22, 2018
Comment: You completely outdid yourself! Thank you for all your thoughtfulness! I am blown away with all that you sent. I wish I could give you, like, a dozen hearts! Thank you!
Response: You are so welcome. This was a fun swap. Random... I can do random! It was really fun putting it all together. Thank you for the heart. All the best.

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MadeByRori on May 14, 2018:

Thank you so much for the AMAZING package of goodies you sent. I just opened and I’m still doing a happy dance. You are awesome! 💖

Queensmiley2530 on May 7, 2018:

Thank you for April wishes I love them

dawnielynn on Apr 23, 2018:

Got the NYUP #36 2nd edition - thank you I think it turned out cool :)

ContraryHousewife on Mar 20, 2018:

adaywithmom on Jan 26, 2018:

I just read about your finger. I am so sorry. You will be in my thoughts & prayers. I hope it heals quickly. Take care! April

kfaye on Dec 26, 2017:

Thank you so much for all the wonderful stocking stuffer gifts! I love them all :D many happy blessings in 2018!

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