Swap-bot Time: November 17, 2017 8:56 pm


Date Joined: December 19, 2016
Last Online: November 17, 2017
Birthday: April 22
Country: United States

About Me

  • Update 11/2/17* I am very open to private swaps for Deco books or ATC's. I'm stronger with Decos (done them longer and more of them) but do take my time to do a good job on ATC's) *

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. Current obsession Kings of Leon.

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 - Keep chickens - have 16 right 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 is my newest hobby

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), as long as we all roll with each other in an accepting 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, etc.) or ATC's

  3. Steampunk RAWKS

  4. Stamped images to use in my Decos

  5. Torn pages from books/dictionaries, Bibles, train tickets, maps, ATC's, stickers, Washi, Ribbon

  6. Interesting found images

  7. Rubber stamps you no longer want/use

  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 (I'm trying to figure this out)

  11. Vintage postcards (don't have to be store bought) or postcards from galleries or ads

  12. Emphemera

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

  14. Interesting papers

  15. Scrap papers are fine

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: I'm so slow at checking my mail! This swap was great fun to open! Thanks for all the lovely randomness you sent my way!
Response: YAYYYY!!!!! I'm so glad you got it, and enjoyed what I sent. NOO worries on being slow checking your mail - you have much more control than I do - on my drive home every night I'm itching for happy mail. LOL Thank you for the rating and heart, I greatly appreciate it.
laterdayze rated for Decos Only - USA November on Nov 14, 2017
Comment: Opps! Sorry Dina, I got this and thought I rated but Archived as complete instead!
Response: LOL - NOOOOO worries chica - it's all good! I'm just glad to know you got it! Thank you for the heart and the rating, I appreciate it a ton. xoxo
twistedfae rated for Make Unthemed Deco #1 on Nov 13, 2017
Comment: Thank you so much for the deco. ๐Ÿ˜Š
Response: You are very welcome sweety. Thank you for the rating and the heart!
PeggyO rated for WIYM Postcard Alphabet - F -USA on Nov 11, 2017
Comment: Dina, thanks for the very pretty fairy coach for Cinderella postcard. It is an especially pretty and both realistic and surrounded by fairy tale glimmer. It is one of the prettiest pictures of the carriage that I have seen.
Response: Hi Peggy, I'm glad you liked it as much as I did. I've never been lucky enough to see a production of Cinderella, but WOW would love to because, as you said, it was a beautiful set. Thank you so much for the rating and heart, I appreciate it a TON!
crystals3 rated for Paper swap on Nov 10, 2017
Comment: Awesome paper selection! Thanks!
Response: Oh I'm so glad you liked it!! I thought this was a fun swap, so hope to do it again soon. I appreciate you joining in the fun, and appreciate the rating and heart.
Sevendevils rated for Craft Destash 11/11 on Nov 9, 2017
Comment: Thank you so mucn! I feel like you really understood what I was going for with this swap!! I appreciate it and thank you for joining!
Response: Yayy! I'm so glad that you enjoyed your envelope, and the kind words. It means alot to hear that. Thank YOU for hosting a fun swap and for the rating and the heart.
blueseabliss rated for Paper swap on Nov 8, 2017
Comment: This is great! Thank you so very much!
Response: Yayyyy!!! I'm so glad you liked it...tried to mix things up a tad for ya. Thank YOU for the rating and the heart, I appreciate it a ton.
Comment: Thank you for the interesting cards.
Response: You are very welcome, I'm glad you enjoyed them :) Thank YOU for the rating and the heart, I appreciate it
Comment: I love the black and white PC. Thank you! I donโ€™t see movies in the theater often, so no plans to see the new Thor as of yet. Iโ€™m sure Iโ€™ll see it when it comes out on dvd. Ive got a teenage boy in the house, so we will definitely have to eventually! ;)
Response: Yayyy!!!! I'm so glad you enjoyed it. With my teenage son in the house (and his Geek Mom) we are surely going to see Thor. LOL Hope you have a wonderful rest of your week, and thank you so much for the rating and heart.
joppagirl rated for Let's move some decos #2 - USA on Nov 6, 2017
Comment: Thanks for the decos!
Response: You got it m'aam :) Thank YOU so much for the rating and the heart, I greatly appreciate it.
Comment: Thanks so much Dina for all the interesting bits of craftiness! I'm thinking I need to move those marigold seeds to a ziploc, so I can use the packet before next spring. :)
Response: Awesome! I'm so glad you received it, and you enjoyed the goodies inside. Excellent idea on the seeds - I didn't even think of that. Thank you so much for the rating and the heart. Happy swapping!
stiffneck78 rated for Let's move some decos #2 - USA on Nov 6, 2017
Comment: Yes! Love, love, LOVE swapping with you. Thanks for the decos. I have a stack to play and pass. Happy Monday!
Response: Yayy!!!! You are super fun girlie. I'm glad you got them, and are going to have fun. xoxo Thank YOU for the rating and heart, I appreciate it.
CWarner rated for WIYM Postcard Alphabet E - USA on Nov 5, 2017
Comment: You gotta love the Eiffel Tower! thank you, Dina!
Response: WOOOHOO!! So glad you liked it :) Thank you very much for the heart and rating, I appreciate it alot. Happy swapping!
piashlara rated for Make 2 Unthemed Decos #1 on Nov 3, 2017
Comment: Hi Dina, thanks for the Decos! <3
Response: You are very welcome :) I hope you enjoy them! Thank you for the rating and the heart, I appreciate it! Awesome swapping with you again! xoxo
piashlara rated for Decos Only - USA November on Nov 3, 2017
Comment: Thanks so much! <3
Response: You are so very welcome ) I hope you enjoy them! Thank YOU for the rating and the heart, I appreciate it a ton!
zebragirlzebra rated for CSG ~ Heaven is For Real on Oct 30, 2017
Comment: Thanks so much and I agree. I want to tell others and then turn into a chicken ๐Ÿ”
Response: LOL - I know...I'm working on it!! Maybe that's just not our gift? LOL Thank YOU so much for the rating and the heart.
Larina rated for ATC Bag #43 -- USA Only on Oct 30, 2017
Comment: Thanks so much for the awesome collection of ATCs and the extra goodies! I love the timeless one the best!
Response: You are very welcome :) I'm glad you liked them - I'm a newbie at this, so appreciate the feedback :) Thank YOU for the heart and rating!
Comment: Thank you for such a fun swap. Sincere apologies for the late rating. I marked it off in my book, but.... musta got distracted!
Response: It's ALLLLLLLLLL good!!! :) I'm just glad you enjoyed the goodies. Believe me, I know life happens. I appreciate very much the heart and the 5. Hope you have a good week.
Momta3luv2Quilt rated for ATC's anyone? - US - on Oct 28, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the ATC! although not listed on my profile I LOVE OWLs. You can tell from the many owl swaps I have joined since beginning swap-bot. The big purple hat made him or her too cute!
Response: Yayy!! What a happy coincidence :) I'm so glad you liked it - I'm so new at this, I appreciate the feedback a TON. Thank you for the heart and rating.
young46356 rated for WIYM Postcard Alphabet - D -,USA on Oct 28, 2017
Comment: Thanks. We have a pond in Portage, Indiana, where domestic white ducks, various other colored pet ducks, and wild ducks have interbred. Quite interesting how some of the feathers turn out.
Response: You are very welcome. It sounds like it would be a beautiful way to see nature joining up and creating new things to enjoy. Thank you so much for the rating!

Rating Overview

Overall Hearts Stars Hosted
5.0000 187 36 37
Completed Fives Threes Ones
183 224 0 0
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mariamichelle on Nov 16, 2017:

Thank you so much for my $1 store addicts November wishes. I really enjoyed the birthday card and my first Christmas decoration for the year.

Poohtat on Nov 16, 2017:

I received your wonderful Owl postcard today. Thank you so much!

daydreamer47 on Nov 10, 2017:

Hi, Dina! Thank you SO much for the doilies! They're SO perfect. I'm sending the washi your way Saturday, I've be a tad distracted so I'll be sending Saturday or Monday. Thank you tons for the trade ๐Ÿ’•

CHOWEFACE on Nov 10, 2017:

Hi Dina! I got your surprise card for the Roulette swap. I also love taking the ferry- easy way to get to the city! thanks for the card!

shirleyinCA on Nov 6, 2017:

Thank you for the great CQ tag! So many fun random postcards - great variety! My favorite is the Coke card of the WWII soldiers.

ittybittykitty on Nov 3, 2017:

Thank you for the nice RAK of the pretty notecards! I love the colors!

WaywardDreamer3 on Nov 3, 2017:

I recieved the Pick 3 Tag - thank you so much ๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿ“ฎ๐Ÿ’š !!!

stiffneck78 on Oct 31, 2017:

stiffneck78 on Oct 31, 2017:

supersquirrel on Oct 27, 2017:

Received your huge package of postcards from your Postcards of all Kinds RAK. Wow - Thank you Thank you Thank you! What a wonderful variety of cards. My first Jetoy- cute cute cute!! Thanks again for the great RAK !!

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