Swap-bot Time: January 20, 2021 8:23 pm


Date Joined: January 6, 2015
Last Online: January 20, 2021
Birthday: June 23, 1954
Country: United States

About Me


I want to apologize to everyone who has received late swaps, undecorated swaps and swap with no extras. My husband has had health issues over the last month and it finally resulted in him begging to go to the emergency room 7 days ago. He has had a lot of pain. I have tried hard to keep up with him, work, and swaps all at the same time. I have run behind on all of the above. We just came home from the hospital today and I will get everything caught up, including rating. I have done some of the writing swaps from the hospital thus no or little decoration or extras. My friend was sweet enough to come by here and feed my kitty and throw a few things in a bag for me. You work with what you get. I was working on one swap when he needed to go and I just left and I find I have one very dried up stamp pad. I forgot to close it. Please forgive me and give me a couple of days or so to catch up. If you are a person who prays please pray for us, this isn't over yet. I'm holding faith that we will walk into the doctor's office Friday and she will say "It was just a tumor, No Cancer." Everyone of you will hear me singing God's praises. You will know it's me because I can't sing worth a darn. LOL! I love and appreciate all the friends I have made on Swap- bot. I think swapping will help keep me sane as we move along here.

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.


Comment: Hey there Diane..."Thanks" for the super cute journal cards! I love them...and the extra one that you sent. Thanks also for the really nice stationary set, bookmark and postcard that you included s goodies. I loved it all. Happy New Year...
Comment: Thank you!
Cindymt rated for Wonderful washi #3 on Jan 20, 2021
Comment: LOVE THEM!!!!!
Comment: Wow thank you so much for literally showering me with goodies!!! I love everything so much!
shiloh102 rated for New Year’s Card & Goals on Jan 18, 2021
Comment: Good luck with your goal and a very Happy New Year.
suepier rated for Random Question Swap #6 on Jan 17, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the pretty notecard and your great story. I couldn't believe what you were writing. I had to read it twice. It was so crazy. I just sat there and shook my head. Thank you for making my day. Also thank you for the stickers and the washi tape all in kitty theme. My favorite.
suepier rated for PH: List 5 Series - Christmas Gifts on Jan 17, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the pretty postcard of Ashton Villa and sharing your Christmas gifts with me. I enjoyed reading about what you received.
SunflowerRose rated for Bible Study on Newness on Jan 16, 2021
Comment: I wish i could hug you right now!! Thank you so much for all the goodies. I really do appreciate it!! They wil used in my bujo or prayer journal.
Comment: Hi Diane! I love the items you sent! Thank you! ☺️
CarolC rated for Quote in a Card #2 USA on Jan 15, 2021
Comment: Truly enjoyed opening the envelope of goodies. Will be using that wasabi tape soon .. Thank you (:
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful blue bonnet and Indian Paintbrush sunset postcard. So much color, brightness and beauty! You made my mailbox very happy today!
arystotle rated for Sticker Bags Across the USA #9 on Jan 15, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the bags and extra goodies
lilamint rated for 3 of a Kind! (In an envie) #6 on Jan 15, 2021
Comment: Hi Diane, thank you for the adorable animal postcards and the other goodies! I always enjoy having you as a swap partner! Take care 🙂
Comment: Hello Diane, You must have an awesome washi collection! I enjoyed reading your note. My mum and dad watched a lot of John Wayne movies and he had such a unique voice - I learned to love him from an early age! That is so nice that you have the stories your grandmother and dad wrote. I’d love to read some of those children’s stories if you get me as a swap partner in the future!
Comment: Sorry for the late rate, it just was delivered today. Thank you for sending!
suepier rated for Happy New Year 2021! Card Swap on Jan 14, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful New Year's card and the notecards and washi tape.
Nevi2018 rated for We did WHAT for New Year's on Jan 13, 2021
SatisHuman rated for Quote in a Card #2 USA on Jan 13, 2021
Comment: Thank you so much for card and the fantastic extras!
squince rated for Random Question Swap #6 on Jan 13, 2021
Comment: OMG I cannot believe your coworker did that! That's crazy!!
karints rated for HUGE journaling cards swap! on Jan 13, 2021
Comment: Love the patterns! Thank you so much Diane and all the best (:

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LindaW on Dec 4, 2020:

Diane, You sent me the Prayer Bible Study by mistake. I sent it to your swap partner, Donna Z. Please send the God’s Goodness study. Thank you for the coloring pages.

Meisje on Dec 4, 2020:

Just because ♥

Christmas Christmas


CherryBlossomLady on Nov 7, 2020:

Wishing you a happy Fall- stay positive, and pray!

24Donna on Nov 5, 2020:

Just a little thank you! I received another happy mail today! You went into November! Made my day! God bless you ❤️

CherryBlossomLady on Oct 28, 2020:

Hope you are well!

LindaW on Oct 27, 2020:

Thank you for the nice surprises in the mail. I like the paper gifts you sent. I broke my toe and those items will keep me busy.

24Donna on Oct 27, 2020:

Diane, Wow, yesterday I received the most beautiful fabrics, buttons and even thread! With a sweet note❤️ You literally made my day! Fabric always thrills me! Now what to make🤔 (oh thank you!)

vickysounio on Oct 21, 2020:

Hello Diane, I hope you and your family doing well. Stay safe!!!

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KumaHime on Oct 21, 2020:

Leave a comment #2- Hi Diane! I hope you are doing well and staying safe and healthy :-)

FindingFunInLife on Oct 20, 2020:

Leave a comment #2 Halloween

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