Swap-bot Time: March 22, 2018 5:13 am


Date Joined: December 19, 2016
Last Online: March 22, 2018
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.


TonyaAshe rated for Decos Only - USA March on Mar 19, 2018
Response: XOXO sweet pea. Thank you for the rating and heart
Comment: Thank you so much, I am reading through the journal, I just received, thanks for all the extras, and the extras for Layla we will be using what you sent tomorrow. Have a Happy Easter, and Happy St Pat's Day!!! xoxo always a pleasure swapping with you
Response: You are so welcome my friend :) I'm so glad you and Layla will enjoy the goodies. Wishing you the happiest of Easters and St. Paddy's day! xoxoxo
piashlara rated for Newbie and Seasoned Decos - Feb #2 on Mar 15, 2018
Comment: Hi hun, awesome selection as always! <3
Response: Hi sweetpea! Glad you enjoy them :) I love your art, so it's a blast to send you ones you will enjoy. Thank YOUUUU for the rating and the heart.
piashlara rated for St Paddy's Day Decos - US/Canada on Mar 15, 2018
Comment: Thanks for making the Deco for me <3
Response: You are so welcome my friend. :) Thank you for the rating and the heart!
Comment: Hi Dina - thank you so much for the stickers! I love them :)
Response: Hi sweety! I'm so glad you liked them. This is a fun little swap so we can jazz up envies. lol Thank you so much for the heart and rating, I appreciate it a ton!
shinyserra rated for Stamps for Napkins Swap on Mar 12, 2018
Comment: Thanks so much for swapping! I love all the different napkins :)
Response: Yayyy!!! I'm glad you like the assortment. I appreciate again the terrific swap :) Thank you for the rating and the heart.
stiffneck78 rated for Two Deco Books, One Partner #2 on Mar 5, 2018
Comment: Thank you, sweet cheeks!!
Response: You got it hun! Thank you for the rating and the heart! xoxo
Comment: Thanks for the fabulous deco!! You're awesome.
Response: You are so welcome love :) Thank you for the rating and the heart!
Comment: Thanks! God Bless!
Response: You are so welcome! :)
Comment: thank you.
Response: You are so welcome! I appreciate you rating, and joining my swap :)
Comment: great items - thank you
Response: I'm so glad you liked them! Thank you so much for the rating and the heart. :)
ladyaries7 rated for Sticker Pack on Feb 28, 2018
Comment: Very cute stickers! thanks so much
Response: You are so welcome! I'm glad you enjoyed them :) Thank YOU for the rating and the heart
CraftyMommaonaBUDGET rated for PW ~ The Beatitudes on Feb 27, 2018
Comment: Thank you. I agree so much going on ...I like to focus on peace or at least try to. All we can do is keep positive and pray. Have a happy Easter
Response: You are so welcome sweety - I love focusing on peace as well...especially in these difficult times. you are of course right - keeping positive and prayer are key. Happy Easter to you, too! (I'll be mailing your smash journal tomorrow via flat rate - had to get my paycheck. lol)
Lilpurplepig rated for Let's Flip for St. Paddy's Day on Feb 25, 2018
Comment: Thank you for a wonderful flip book, love it. I love all the goodies too. Love the Shamrock felt, so unique and different.
Response: Wonderful!! I'm still pretty new at these, but they are so fun to put together! I'm glad you liked it. Thank you for the rating and the heart :)
slckad rated for OSS: 3-2-1 Swap on Feb 25, 2018
Comment: Thank you so much for all of the wonderful items that you included in my swap! I already enjoyed one of the teas! Everything was great, and I loved it all!
Response: WOOOHOO!!! I'm so glad you enjoyed the goodies, and the tea :) It was alot of fun to put the swap together for you. Thank you for the wonderful rating and heart, I appreciate it!
stiffneck78 rated for Stickers,Emphemera,Washi oh my! on Feb 20, 2018
Comment: WHAT!!!!! This is a great envie full of goodies! Thanks, doll! You're the best!
Response: EEEE!! So glad you enjoyed them! xoxo
Comment: Dina, Dina, Dina!!!!! Thank you for the GREAT books! These look like so much fun. You're the greatest!!! Thanks for the wonderful die cuts, too! It seems as though I can never have too many. I will use these little bad boys up!!
Response: ROFL - I just read this in Cary Grant's voice..You are so welcome my friend. xoxox
Marryth rated for Move along little doggie - US/Canada on Feb 20, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the decos, Dina! :)
Response: You are very welcome doll! Happy Wednesday!
Kellpepper rated for PW ~ Lent Bible Study on Feb 18, 2018
Comment: Thank you!
Response: You are so welcome! :) Thank you for taking the time to rate and for the heart!
Comment: Thank you
Response: You are very welcome :) Thank you for the rating, I greatly appreciate it

Rating Overview

Overall Hearts Stars Hosted
5.0000 278 65 67
Completed Fives Threes Ones
262 325 0 0
Type 1 Type 2 Type 3 Uncategorized
4 112 146 0
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Onaki on Mar 17, 2018:

I'm so happy you received the RAK! I put together things I thought you'd enjoy. Thank you so much for your kind words and for letting me know you received everything! :)

stephiedee on Mar 10, 2018:

Yayyy! I'm SO glad #2 made it...and that you liked everything.

fbresnah on Feb 26, 2018:

Thank you for all the wonderful items for the I Wish tag! You are too generous!

OrigamiGrace on Feb 24, 2018:

Thank you for a fun random envie from tag in the public forum!

CrystalZ on Feb 23, 2018:

I received your awesome package of ephemera for the "Tag through the Alphabet" forum game! I am looking forward to using all the cool pieces you sent me :)

CraftyMommaonaBUDGET on Feb 21, 2018:

PW Lent Easter junk journal swap and PW Bible study swap was mailed today your tracking 9500 1104 4426 8052 2107 76

kfaye on Feb 9, 2018:

I mean "the send" ;) I got it! It was really fun to open :)

kfaye on Feb 9, 2018:

:D Thank you so much for your Angel send for the After Holiday Sale Pocket Letter! Hugs to you <3

mgallardo68 on Feb 1, 2018:

Dina, thank you so much for my lovely 1$ store addicts > [Sticky] January wishes!. I love all the roses you sent me! ♥

mariamichelle on Jan 22, 2018:

Thank you again for the pretty envelopes. They are a perfect size too!!

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