Swap-bot Time: February 23, 2019 6:45 am


Date Joined: January 6, 2015
Last Online: February 22, 2019
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.


CheyanneB rated for WIYM: Paperdoll ATC on Feb 22, 2019
Comment: Thanks for the lovely ATC!! (And all the extras too!)
Comment: Diane, thank you for the PERFECT inspiration and cute cactus notecard, cant wait to sip on the tea with a good book.
HannahF rated for Happy Mail Notecard #2 on Feb 22, 2019
Comment: Thank you for everything, and I'm very excited to try that earl gray tea recipe you included as well! I hope your co-worker is doing better now. Did you make all those little envelopes? They were adorable!
Comment: Beautiful scripture. Thank you dear Diane
Jan218 rated for Fat Quarter Swap on Feb 22, 2019
Comment: Thanks for the cute card and the pretty fat quarters!
crochetjunkie rated for For The Cat Lovers #3 on Feb 22, 2019
Comment: Wow!! 38?!? That’s crazy!! I’ve been up to 18 over a weekend when I took in a momma and her kittens. I would have more if I had help with cleaning up cat hair and the litter boxes. Lol
earthnk rated for WIYM: Cactus/Succulant ATC on Feb 22, 2019
Comment: Thank you Diane, for this truly lovely swap. Your cactus family is adorbs. Thank you also for the extra goodies. Love the FQ’s and the pretty card and envelope set.
SillyTilly42 rated for TGIF Weekend Notecard #132 on Feb 21, 2019
Comment: Thank you! I have those weekends tto - nothing going on but somehow still super busy!
PJ13 rated for Fat Quarter Swap on Feb 21, 2019
Luvslife3 rated for Little "Classroom" Valentines Swap on Feb 21, 2019
Comment: Thank you so much Diane!! I loved my Valentines surprises! The Punch Studio note card is gorgeous!! what a great idea for the bookmark!..and unicorns..they make my heart happy!! The butterfly valentine itself is so pretty!! Thank you again for making me smile!!! <3
ellie rated for Home Made Bookmarks on Feb 21, 2019
AnnaL rated for ˳✧༚♡Cat themed swap ☆彡✿ on Feb 21, 2019
Comment: Thanks Diane for all the wonderful cat items which I did not have in my stash at all, yippee. Looking forward on using my new goodies. Have a great week, AnnaL.
vontakk rated for Last Minute Valentine's Card Swap! on Feb 20, 2019
Comment: Thank you so much again!! 💘
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful blocks - hope everything turns out well this year!
Comment: Thank you - I love the flowery fabrics you choose,
Comment: This is a beautiful finish to this swap. Love the squares, especially the butterfly. Thank you.
Comment: I loved everything you sent! The die cuts are so pretty. The napkins are adorable and the peacock stamped images are amazing!
rarjones rated for Bible Study ~ The Mind on Feb 19, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the valentine and the bookmark- so sweet of you. I admire your beautiful handwriting! My hands are so lazy with so many years of typing/ keyboard - they hate to move for a written note! Thanks for sharing:)
Comment: Thank you for correcting this swap. Although the correction came after the deadline, I am still giving the five. Please rate me promptly as you are still logging in.

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SherylAM on Feb 21, 2019:

psalm 38:14-15 I choose to hear nothing, and I make no reply. For I am waiting for you, oh Lord, You must answer for me, Oh Lord my God!

MLouiseO on Feb 19, 2019:


This is for the Profile Bible Verse Swap. I hope you enjoy these, and hope your week is going well.

Blessed be the God, and father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who according to his abundant mercy has begotten us again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, to an inheritance incorruptible, and undefiled, and that does not fade away, reserved in heaven for you, who are kept by the power of God through faith for salvation ready to be revealed in the last time.

1 Peter 1:3-5

If then you were raised with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ is, sitting at the right hand of God. Set your mind on things above, not on things on the earth.

Colossians 3:1-2

amlwin19 on Feb 19, 2019:

Luke 1:45 Blessed is she who has believed that the lord would fulfill his promises to her!

I have always liked this verse!!

jaimierandolph on Feb 19, 2019:

2019 Newbie Friendly - Profile Bible Verse #2

Romans 5:8

8But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.

reauk on Feb 13, 2019:

2019 Newbie Friendly - Profile Bible Verse #1

from reauk

"Surely he took up our pain and bore our suffering, yet we considered him punished by God, stricken by him, and afflicted. But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was on him, and by his wounds we are healed." ~ Isaiah 53:4-5

24Donna on Feb 12, 2019:

TCHH~Profile Encouragement 1 Peter 1:25 But the word of the LORD endures forever.

Psalm 56:8 You number my wandering; Put my tears into Your bottle; Are they not in Your book? This has been an encouraging verse for me💞

God bless you and yours💞

Tverne05 on Feb 11, 2019:

Hello Diane,

This is for the "2019 Newbie Friendly - Profile Bible Verse #1" -swap.

Giving the time of the year I thought I would add a few verses about love.

John 3:16 – “For this is how God loved the world: He gave his one and only Son so that everyone who believes in him will not perish but have eternal life.

1 Corinthians 13:13 Three things will last forever—faith, hope, and love—and the greatest of these is love.

This is another one that I like:

jaimierandolph on Feb 11, 2019:

2019 Newbie Friendly - Profile Bible Verse #1

user id: jaimierandolph 1 Corinthians 13 New International Version (NIV) 13 If I speak in the tongues[a] of men or of angels, but do not have love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal. 2 If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith that can move mountains, but do not have love, I am nothing. 3 If I give all I possess to the poor and give over my body to hardship that I may boast,[b] but do not have love, I gain nothing. 4 Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. 5 It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. 6 Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. 7 It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. 8 Love never fails. But where there are prophecies, they will cease; where there are tongues, they will be stilled; where there is knowledge, it will pass away. 9 For we know in part and we prophesy in part, 10 but when completeness comes, what is in part disappears. 11 When I was a child, I talked like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I put the ways of childhood behind me. 12 For now we see only a reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known. 13 And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.

Catida on Feb 11, 2019:

Hello, and greetings from Finland :)

This is for the "2019 Newbie Friendly - Profile Bible Verse #1" -swap.

2.Tim. 2:13, International Standard translation. This is an important verse for me, and I also like this poetic translation. Image made by me with the help of PicCollage.


MLouiseO on Feb 10, 2019:


This is for the Profile Bible Verse Swap. I hope you enjoy these.

Have I not commanded you? Be strong, and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.

Joshua 1:9

Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.

Proverbs 3:5-6

Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me. Your rod, and your staff, they comfort me.

Psalm 23:4

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