Swap-bot Time: May 29, 2017 4:26 am


Date Joined: January 6, 2015
Last Online: May 28, 2017
Birthday: June 23, 1954
Country: United States

About Me

11/10/16 I will be out of town from Friday afternoon(11/11) til Sunday afternoon (11/13) for a church retreat. I will answer any messages when I return. Thanks.

I want to let everyone know that I have not flaked on any swaps. I had a lot going on with my family and had to be out of town for a time, When I got back I messaged a few people that I was back on course then I got hit with a bout of arthritis. Thank God for pain pills - I'm able to move again. I think it was because of dealing with 4 little ones for a week. I have completed a few things that I plan to mail out today. Just know that if I owe you a swap you will get it. I have never gotten this far behind before and I will get caught up. Thank you all for your patience with me.

I'm 60 years old, newly retired from 20 years with Walmart. I now work part time for Lifeway Christian Stores. I have been married to my wonderful Hubby for 35 years this year. We never had any children of our own but we helped raise my little sister who was only 3 when our mother passed away. She now has 6 children and 2 step children ranging in age from 23 down to 6 years old. You know the saying "If I had known grandkids were so much fun I would have had them first" Well, we did that. I love them all (even the ones who are now taller than me and make fun of me because of it). They are just like our own. I love all types of crafts and hobbies. I love all colors but the greatest of all of course is purple. Scrapbooking, book making, journaling and paper crafts seem to be what I've been working on most lately. I also started quilting in 1998. I love swapping with others. I love snail mail. I do not have a URL or website. I guess I need to find out what that is. Please e-mail me with any other information that you need.

Favorite Music

I like most all types of music. I listen mostly to contemporary christian and southern gospel. I also like country and rock oldies. The only things I really do not like is hip hop/rap and jazz.

Favorite Books

Again, I like some of all types of books. Most of the books I have read lately are fiction books set in biblical times. I also like: Debbie Macomber, Nora Roberts, Earlene Fowler, Robin Carr, Sheryl Woods, Mary Higgins Clark, And Nicolas Sparks.

Favorite Movies

There's too many to list here but some of my favorites are Sound of Music, Paint Your Wagon, Fiddler On The Roof, Independence Day, Star Wars, The Indiana Jones movies, Air Force One, (yes, I do like Harrison Ford) and several John Wayne movies just to name a few. We watched "God's Not Dead" last night and it was really good.

Favorite Television

Castle, Forever, Blue Bloods, Elementary, Dancing With The Stars, Duck Dynasty, Storage Wars, and American Idol.

Favorite Crafts

Quilting, Embroidery, Scrapbook/journal making, Paper Crafts, Jewelry Making, Photography and I'm working on learning to do more artsy things. I'm not a true artist but I have been playing with the art journaling, zentangle/doodling crafts lately.I'm getting pretty good at drawing things that do not need to be identified as a object. When I need specific shapes, stamps and stencils are my friends. I also like to look for things that can be used in ways other than their original purpose. Example: I found a cell phone case with an interesting cutout design and I bought it for a stencil. I make angels out of the net bath puffs on a string. Things like that. A challenge for the brain.

Favorite Colors

Purple is the #1 color in my opinion but I like all colors. In fabrics I tend to gravitate towards blues as my second choice. I'm not sure why unless it's because it is my Hubby's favorite. Lately I'm drawn to bright colors- oranges, yellows, bright greens, teals, etc. I like all shades from pastels to jewel tones. Really the only color I do not like is gold. I'm not referring to metallic gold but the golds that are just beyond mustard to baby poo.I just can't stand them.

Stuff I Like

Fabrics, Quilting and sewing supplies and patterns, Papers (colored, patterned, embossed, specialty, you name it.) I love anything paper. Paper clips, Brads, Postcards, Ephemera, Interesting cutouts from magazines, Die cuts, Tags, Beads, Buttons, Laces, Trims, Jewelry supplies, Bracelets (even the plastic ones), Washi tape. Stamps, Stencils, used Postage stamps, Pens, Pencils, Markers, Colors, Paints, Glues, Books, both for reading and for crafting with, Bookmarks, Threads, Flosses, Unique fibers, and Specialty yarns, Chocolate.

I'm trying to convince Hubby that I need an Office Depot for my birthday and a Hobby Lobby for Christmas. He's trying to win the lottery for me.


Angels, Butterflies, Teapots and cup and saucer sets, Lighthouses.

Stuff I Do Not Like

Scented items (allergies), Body sprays and lotions, bath products, (Again, allergies), Coffees and Teas, (Diet Coke is my addiction) Mint candy.


sakameg rated for WIYM: Postalette or Fold n Seal #5 on May 28, 2017
Comment: Hi Diane! Thank you for the lovely note, card and coupons! I love Cath Kidston and that paper design is so charming. I hope we meet again soon in another swap!
Wildchild rated for Pinterest Discover a New Country 2 on May 28, 2017
Comment: Thank you for sharing. Repinned a couple.
EvaIzzy rated for Letter/ Writting Paper Swap on May 28, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful writing papers!
sophiaso rated for SC PC May 17 on May 28, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the postcard.
GrannysNamesake rated for TCHH: In a note card... #9 on May 27, 2017
Comment: I loved you sweet kitty cat notecard and the awesome washi tape. Thank you for all the lovely encouragement cards, I never know where to find them. Enjoy your niece and have a great summer.
jandmterry rated for Any kind of Letter Swap #1 on May 27, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the great letter and notecards.
dodie rated for Envelopes Galore! on May 27, 2017
Comment: Hi thanks for the envelopes. I like the idea to joint label and a seal: perfect combinason.
mymymymy rated for Give Thanks Postcard on May 26, 2017
Comment: It was finally here, tks for the resend Diane!
Popsicle rated for DIY paperclips on May 26, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the lovely paperclips. :)
widelo123 rated for Sea Creatures PC Swap #3 on May 26, 2017
Comment: Diane thank you for the fish postcard. Why are so many husband the same? I think they must have made a mold. Time for a new mold. I agree my husband isn't getting his hand on my good junk. When I ask him about all of his junk in the garage, he says nothing is junk. Boy, I really can see a lot of junk in there. Shirley
aligurl75 rated for Create a Christmas Envelope on May 25, 2017
Comment: Oh my your envelope was stuffed full of lovely goodies. I totally love list papers so I was thrilled to get so many different ones. The way you did the envelopes is awesome too'. I like that you included labels and seals with each :)
Comment: Thank you! They are in my Christmas stocking. It's so hard not to open them now. I am very curious about the heavier one. I had to hurry and put it away. Thank you for joining these swaps! I am always delighted when you are my partner. :)
judee0624 rated for May-eow - Cat Postcard Swap (USA) on May 25, 2017
Comment: Thanks for the little kitty. I almost missed it. Glad it arrived safely.
esmy77 rated for Create a Christmas Envelope on May 24, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful envelopes! I really loved them! I was impressed that they even had adhesive on the flap! wow! I specially LOVED your beautiful letter thank you for taking the time to write to me! I You made my day thank you so much!
MB rated for Notecard Letter Swap #3 on May 23, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the lovely letter and recipe. I loved hearing the story of your mother's lamps.
Comment: Thank you for all the stationery items! I'm never giving away the France card though :)
ChrisAnne rated for NSC ~ FQ ~ May Flowers on May 23, 2017
Comment: Diane, thank you for the gorgeous purple floral fabrics. You are always so generous and kind!
AIZYAHT rated for Quick Ephemera Envelope -USA- on May 23, 2017
Comment: I loved the package, especially the vintage book pages and the sweet handwritten note :) I love it thank you so much, and good luck with your journaling, you can totally do it, I wish you luck, have a great day
Stargazer008 rated for B&W PCs week 20 on May 23, 2017
Comment: Oh my second New York Times card. Thank you for the impression of the empire state building. Have a nice evening.
denisedecker58 rated for List pad sheets swap #5 on May 23, 2017
Comment: Thanks so much for all the nice list pad sheets! I appreciate them!

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Bhindblueeyes on May 4, 2017:

Because I loved this .gif so much, I just have to leave it for all of the HFF members :)

CraftyMommaonaBUDGET on Apr 22, 2017:

I am keeping your note card in my journal I will be praying for you and your friend. I hope your shoulder is better?

Babsmomof5 on Mar 1, 2017:

Thank you so much for choosing me to send an extra postcard to! I didn't have this one yet, so I'm thrilled to add it to my collection!

shannonlinde on Mar 1, 2017:

Good Morning! Oh my goodness! I have enjoyed the January Week of Happy Envies so very much! You really out did yourself and the I will be using the "evies" in my quilting projects!! I had my cream out of my sweet little red cow this morning with my coffee and am so touched by all the love and thought you put into this swap! xxoo Shannon :)

CraftyMommaonaBUDGET on Feb 28, 2017:

PW`Send a Inspirational book Mail Deadline: Mar 4, 2017

Hello Diane, I mailed your swap today, here is your tracking # you should receive by Friday, I pray you like it.

9500 1122 4227 7059 0275 20

abbyaguas on Feb 10, 2017:

Dear Tita Dianne,

I hope these verses strike your heart and mind :) God bless!

TCHH ~ Profile Comment ~ Colossians

ChrisAnne on Feb 9, 2017:

TCHH ~ Profile Comment ~ Colossians

May these Scriptures bless you and those that visit your profile.

CraftyMommaonaBUDGET on Feb 3, 2017:

grethe418 on Jan 28, 2017:

Thank you so much for the unassigned postcard you sent me in the postcard roulette #2!! 😘✨

bythelakemom on Jan 22, 2017:

Hi .mi sent you a private message but it is unopened. Hope you are ok

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