Swap-bot Time: October 20, 2020 6:35 pm


Date Joined: December 19, 2016
Last Online: October 17, 2020
Birthday: April 22
Country: United States

About Me

Update 9/20/20 The weird mail continues. I sent postcards all of the same day for the Postal B swap, and only one has arrived and it was in VA?? Had several in CA and even WA and Portland and ratings haven't shown up. Oy veh. Continue to stay in touch with me. I am a thousand times happy to resend and resend again to be sure this daggone mail gets where it needs to get. The good news? We have been blessed with rain, which has dampened the fire closest to me, thankfully giving the hardworking fire fighters a MUCH needed break. Everyone I know has thrown open their windows, and danced in the rain. Blue skies..stars...and birds singing again. A lot of awful is still happening, but we are a blessed community who are really stepping up for each other. I hope all of you who are suffering from fires and horrible weather are doing well, as are your loved ones.

Update 9/12/20 As I'm sure you have all seen, the West coast is on fire. I live near the Big Hollow Fire in WA state, and am thankful at this point our home is not yet in Level 1, although I am not far from it. The sky is heavily ashed filled, but our forecast finally has some rain moving in on Monday. If you haven't received something from me yet (it should have all come) please contact me. I will be reaching out to my partners as well, since I haven't gotten any ratings yet. Stay safe, and my prayers are going up for all who are losing everything to these fires raging on the west coast of our nation.

Update 8//6/20 There is some HORRIFIC and such sad weather happening in the south and East coast. Add that to the Post office potential cut-backs, and mail seems to be affected BIG time. Please show grace to each other when sending/receiving. Breaks my heart that this is all going on on top of everything else. Blessings to everyone during this difficult time

Update 7/26/20 Had a rough 2019 but I'm back and ready to rock and roll. Loved being part of this creative community, and this will be just what the doctor ordered to get me back into my craft room. Thank you Lou, for reaching out and encouraging me to re-join this creative community.*

I am the divorced mom of a wonderful son. I love to read mystery books, paint, craft cards, Art Decos and photography. Swapbot has been a ton of fun because who doesn't love snail mail! Such a treat to get something other than bills. I work as an Administrative Assistant for the Director of Tech, and it's one of the coolest jobs I've had. The people I work with are hilarious, dysfunctional and a second family. I live to laugh, and am thankful for the many blessings in my life. I also love ALL things Irish!! Stickers, stationary, torn pages from books..the sky is the limit :)

Favorite Books

Oh my Lord where do I start?! I'm all over the place with books. I find I can't help but buy Stephen King immediately upon release, read a lot of teen fiction at the advice of my kiddo...mystery. ..quirky like Christopher Moore...Max Lucado. Find myself gravitating to Bible studies, but have so many now I don't know where to start! My son is ADHD and has Aspergers so I read up on that as well. My library card and Goodwill serve me well. Piles of books are at my house.

Favorite Music

I tend to be all over the place with music. The only kind that I can't latch onto so far is country and rap. Artists ranging from Zeppelin to Dan Mangan to metallica. Just depends on where and what I'm doing.

Favorite Crafts

I love to paint, scrapbook, make cards, photography, and Art Decos. I'm always open to new things, and enjoy the creative process. It's wonderfully relaxing. I bought myself a journal as well to create pages of things you all send that really speak to me. I'm trying out ATC cards now, but am far from a pro, so be kind. LOL

Coffee over tea please

I received a great suggestion. I love coffee and super dark brew tea. I tend to not enjoy lighter teas, although I've discovered they are good cold, so I'm more open to those. Please no peppermint, just can't wrap my brain around the taste. I'm pretty worthless without my caffeine, so the stronger the better.

About me A-Z...a work in progr

A - Animals - love them

B - Blue is my favorite color

C - Camping is one of my happy places

D - Dogs (and Cats!) have a special place in my heart

E - Everything Doctor Who, Star Wars, CS Lewis, Sci-Fi in General!! Star Trek..blah blah blah

F - Family is number one in my book

G - God has blessed me and given me trials to learn. He is my rock.

H - Hiking is one of my fav. past-times

I - I would like to learn more about journaling

J - Joker - I love to make people laugh

K - Kindness is important, especially now

L - Loving the Lord :)

M - music lover (except for old school rap/country)

N - nature embracer

O - Outside is my haven

P - painting/hiding/finding rocks

Q - quirky in some ways (I don't like my feet touched, so pedicures don't happen.)

R - My son's name starts with this letter

S - Single Mom

T - Theater buff (both television, movies and stage)

U - Unicorns are so cute!

V - Very open minded/accepting and enjoy hearing what others have to say/believe/brings them joy

W - Worthless without my coffee or dark tea

X - "Xperiencing" Life is a great joy

Y - Young at heart

Z - Zealous for Anything you create

Painting and Hiding rocks

I am a member of a Facebook group called Battle Ground Rocks. We paint and hide rocks for others to find with messages, pictures. ..the works. The idea is to spread joy and smiles when you randomly find one. I'm always on the look out for painting pens, and gel pens. It's a blast, and if you are interested in starting one in your community let me know. :)

No Thanks You's

This is a short list of no thank you's, because I'm pretty open to most things and love experiencing what others enjoy.

  1. Please no pornography-type images

  2. Please no Teacher/Award stickers

  3. Please don't attack my faith. I am WIDE open to others sharing there's (and am quite accepting of everyone with faith or not), as long as we all roll with each other in a positive way.

  4. Please don't be rude, mean or judgmental of me, what I make or what I send. If I have made a mistake in a swap, please allow me to right it by messaging me in a considerate and respectful way and you can bet your bottom dollar I'll do my best to make it right. Life is to short to allow these negative things into my life, and I won't put it into yours. I promise you, I'm doing my best.

That's it - told ya it was short!


  1. Anything Irish

  2. Anything that can be used for Decos (ribbon, brads, charms, borders, diecuts, etc.)

  3. old watch parts, cogs, metal pieces

  4. Stamped images to use in my Decos - on paper, on ribbon...whatever you can imagine

  5. pages from books/dictionaries, Bibles, train tickets, maps,song books, story books, anything really!

  6. Interesting found images

  7. Diecuts

  8. Stickers (not Teacher/reward please

  9. ANYTHING Doctor Who, Star Wars, Star Trek, Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit, CS Lewis, Alice in Wonderland, Sci-FI ANYTHING

  10. Handmade envelopes

  11. Postcards - vintage, used, gallery, interesting images, free ad cards..any postcards :) I use them in my crafting and art

  12. Emphemera

  13. Old photographs - people, animals, historic buildings - whatever you may come across.

  14. Interesting papers (Scraps are fine as long as they aren't teeeeeny tiny)

  15. Foreign newspapers or book pages

  16. Washi

  17. ATC's

  18. ATC sized paper

  19. Tim Holtz or Dylusions anything

About Me

I rate. I promise. No exceptions to that. I think it's super important so folks know I received their goodies, and appreciate them. If you have swapped with me, and I don't rate for some unknown reason, call me on it PLEASE and I will get 'er done.

Also, if you EVER receive something from me that has postage due, message me. I'll just want to see a picture of the receipt that you had to pay and I'm ON IT. I know people make mistakes, and although 99.9% of the time I go to the post office to have things weighed, one could get through. I don't expect you, nor do I WANT you to pay for something I'm sending you.

I promise I WILL NOT FLAKE. EVER. PERIOD. If you do not receive something from me in a timely manner, please message me and I'm ON IT. If I need to pay for tracking on that puppy, I will do it. That way we both know you are getting what I promised you by signing up to swap.


Comment: Thank you for the pretty postcard from Idaho and the special quote from Maya Angelou. She is my favorite writer.
Rapsy rated for WIYM: A Postcard and a Positive Quote on Oct 6, 2020
Comment: Such a lovely quote and so true! Also the Alabama Arts PC is very pretty. Take Care :)
Response: You are so welcome! I'm glad you liked it - I really enjoyed the art on the front as well. :) I hope you have a wonderful weekend!
Comment: Thanks for the great balloon card and extras. I love going up in a hot air balloon. It's a blast!
Response: You are so welcome! I'm glad you liked it. I WAS SHAKING in my shickers. lol But my Boy-O loved it and the picture opportunities were priceless. Thank you so much for the heart and rating :)
Comment: Thank you for the postcard :) Iā€™m grateful that the PNW always comes together. We have been having a fair amount of rain here and Iā€™m loving it.
Response: You are so welcome!! I am, too. It's really a blessing to see it in action. I'm so glad you are getting rain as well! Thank you for the kind rating and heart!
Comment: Thank you for the resend - these are gorgeous and I so appreciate all the extra goodies you included! Wonderful swap yet again! Thanks so much!! ā¤ļø
Response: WOOOHOOOO!!!! It made it!!! PHEW! I'm so so glad you liked the goodies and the re-do's. Thank you from the heart for YOUR gracious heart and rating.
SeleneW rated for Artistic Decos - 8/2020 on Sep 24, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful art deco and fun die cuts. I love the silly fish the most! <3
Response: Yayyyy!!! I'm so glad the doggone thing got to you! Isn't that fish the best? I found it awhile back at Michael's it's part of the Dylusions set. ;) Enjoy sweety!
Comment: Thank you
Response: You are very welcome! Thank you for the rating :)
Comment: Thanks for the covered bridge card!
Response: You are very welcome! Thank you for the rating and heart :)
Lilyhax rated for Save the United States Post Office B on Sep 22, 2020
Comment: thanks for the flag card
Response: You are very welcome! Thank you for rating :)
Response: Thank you so much for the rating and heart :)
Fry rated for Save the United States Post Office B on Sep 21, 2020
Comment: Cool PC! I have family from Oklahoma. Im pretty sure my grandpa was born there. =
Response: Hi awesome! I'm so glad you liked it :) What a coincidence!
Comment: Thank you!
Response: Thank you for the rating :)
Comment: Thanks for the postcard and sweet message! :)
Response: You are so welcome! I'm glad it arrived. Hope you have a wonderful weekend!
StwbyQT rated for Quick Pick 3 Swap #9 on Aug 23, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the lovely assortment of goodies! :)
Response: You are so welcome!! I'm glad you liked them. Thank you for the rating and the heart :)
rexlexwrites rated for Goodies swap #2 on Aug 16, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the lovely assortment! I especially loved the Van Gogh stuff on the envelope šŸ˜„
Response: You are so welcome! I'm glad you liked it :) Thank you for the rating and heart!
Comment: Thank you for the lovely pages!
Response: You are so welcome! I'm glad you liked them. Thank YOU for the rating and heart :)
ashleh13 rated for Random Question Swap #1 on Aug 11, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the card! I am so jealous of where you live haha. I would trade Hawaii for Washington any day. I am excited to be moving soon so we can take road trips, and depending where we move, we might also be able to go camping in the woods. I've never done that before but it sounds amazing! Have a good week!
Response: Yay! I'm so glad you liked it! Oh my gosh, I've been to Hawaii and it's stunning! You. WILL. LOVE camping :) Have a wonderful week, and thank you for the rating
HappyMom rated for Random Question Swap #1 on Aug 7, 2020
Comment: Thanks for the very thoughtful answer to a great question. It sounds like you have learned to navigate the rough waters of life!
Response: You are very welcome! I like the idea of the random question generator. I'm kind of a private person, but this really had me in a sharing spot. :)
vlhafer54 rated for Brighten My Week Notecard July #5 on Aug 7, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the cheerful note and all the goodies! I live smack in the middle of Houston and I have stray cats, opossums, raccoons, bats and screech owls in my yard - no goats, but every now and then I hear a rooster!
Response: LOL, now THAT is interesting to have all of that in the middle of Houston! I'm so glad you enjoyed your goodies and note. Thank you for the rating and the heart :)
vick302000 rated for ATC Bag #63 (USA) on Jul 27, 2020
Comment: Sent a pm but no response but then you have not been on in a few weeks. Will rerate when I receive the bag. April 17 still no bag. Send a pm said she would get it in the mail on Monday. That was two weeks ago. Flanker and she lies. Had I received it I would have rated a five because those things happen. But not now. Received. Please just communicate solves a lot of problems.
Response: 7/27/20 - Thank you Vic302000 for updating the rating. I appreciate it alot. 7/26/20 - Sent PM to Vick302000 just now to see if she is still participating. As shown above her rating, my other late ones arrived. I take complete ownership of my late sends. Not a flaker, just blew it in March. 3/23/19 -So sorry about this - totally my bad. Found in my mail bag, and it will be going out on Monday. No excuse on my part, should have communicated better

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bluehairedmary on Apr 27, 2019:

Thanks so much for what you sent for the Pick 2 Tag - US Only. Life can get overwhelming sometimes, but it's good that you followed through. Hope you are well!

CurlyTea on Apr 22, 2019:

Happy Birthday!

joppagirl on Mar 26, 2019:

Please rate your partner in the DBL ~ Move One, Make One ~ USA swap.

bluehairedmary on Mar 22, 2019:

I hope all is well. I sent you a PM about a tag you were going to send. Let us know if everything is okay.

lou on Mar 22, 2019:

Please check your private messages

Babycakesxo on Mar 15, 2019:


limetteandlove on Jan 29, 2019:

(and thank you for the very sweet words!! <3)

limetteandlove on Jan 29, 2019:

Hi Dina, so glad you loved the necklace, earrings, and ATC supplies!! Enjoy!

shellbede on Oct 15, 2018:

Hope You Feel Better Cats Kitten Snuggles GIF from Hopeyoufeelbettercats GIFs

EmilyT on Aug 21, 2018:

P.S. I missed the last one again, it was in my watchlist, hoping to join #10 as I have trains to pass on from past rounds.

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