Date Joined: December 19, 2016
Last Online: October 17, 2020
Birthday: April 22
Country: United States
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 :)
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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. :)
This is a short list of no thank you's, because I'm pretty open to most things and love experiencing what others enjoy.
Please no pornography-type images
Please no Teacher/Award stickers
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.
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!
Anything that can be used for Decos (ribbon, brads, charms, borders, diecuts, etc.)
old watch parts, cogs, metal pieces
Stamped images to use in my Decos - on paper, on ribbon...whatever you can imagine
pages from books/dictionaries, Bibles, train tickets, maps,song books, story books, anything really!
Interesting found images
Stickers (not Teacher/reward please
ANYTHING Doctor Who, Star Wars, Star Trek, Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit, CS Lewis, Alice in Wonderland, Sci-FI ANYTHING
Postcards - vintage, used, gallery, interesting images, free ad cards..any postcards :) I use them in my crafting and art
Old photographs - people, animals, historic buildings - whatever you may come across.
Interesting papers (Scraps are fine as long as they aren't teeeeeny tiny)
Foreign newspapers or book pages
ATC sized paper
Tim Holtz or Dylusions anything
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.
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