Swap-bot Time: October 22, 2017 3:48 pm


Date Joined: August 22, 2015
Last Online: October 22, 2017
Birthday: February 9, 1974
Country: United States

About Me

Hello, my name is Mindy and I am from the surrounding suburbs of Chicago. I am a mom to 2 teens. I love animals; I have 4 cats, 2 frogs, a fishtank full of snails. My house sometimes feels like a miniature zoo! My favorite animals are definitely frogs. I've actually received the nickname Froggy because of it! Aside from realistic animals, I also have a love for mythological creatures, especially dragons and fairies.

I have always been interested in nature. For the past few years, I've been working on a flower garden in my yard and am always looking for new plants to add to my collection. I'm a coffee in the morning, tea in the afternoon kinda person. I haven't found a tea or coffee I didn't like so I am always open to try the strange and unusual flavors. I have a terrible sweet tooth. I love candy, circus peanuts are my favorite next to licorice and jelly beans. When it comes to food and drinks I'm ready and willing to try it all.

I like all colors and lately find myself using earth tones/colors, browns, oranges, greens and yellows. My favorite colors have always been and always will be green and yellow.

A few years ago, my sister and I started to make greeting cards, We love coming up with all the designs to send through the mail! We then discovered Swap-Bot and all the amazing swaps included. From joining Swap-Bot I have extended my paper craft hobbies to include ATCs, pocket letters, handmade envelopes and and my latest addiction, washi tape collecting.

Favorite Music

When I comes to music I enjoy it all. Lately I find myself searching the stations for the music I grew up listening to, yep that's right it's the' 80s. Like, it's totally rad man.

Favorite Movies

My all time favorite movie is also my favorite book, Pride and Prejudice. I also like sci-fi, classic horror movies and Tim Burton movies like Nightmare Before Christmas, Corpse Bride, Beetlejuice.

Favorite Television

I love sci-fi, horror and fictional history. The Walking Dead, Dr. Who, Star Trek, American Horror Stories, Vampire Diaries, Reign, Being Human, Fringe, Grey's Anatomy, Supernatural.

Favorite Crafts

Card making, Handmade Envelopes, ATCs, Pocket Letters, and other various paper crafts.


Favorite Colors - Green and yellow but I enjoy all colors

Tea - I enjoy all kind, all flavors, bags or looseleaf. Some of my new found favorites are rooibos, earl grey and fruit flavors.

Animals including reptiles and insects



Nesting dolls

Flowers, nature

I enjoy Spring and Fall more than Summer and Winter

Favorite holiday is Halloween and I like all the creepy, scaryness that goes with it

Handmade items

Mail Art - Handmade envelopes

Vintage (pre-1970s) gummed stickers or seals

Washi tape


Letter sets


Memo sheets and sticky notes

Stickers - any style, just not a big fan of multi layered or puffy kind

Planner items - I recently got myself a Happy Planner and am looking for cute things to decorate it with.

Rubber Stamps

Scrapbook Paper


There are only a few things that I can live without, perfume scented items and magazine cutouts or little scraps of paper. I don't have a use for them so they just windup in the recycling bin.


whytewillow rated for Fill My Stocking - October on Oct 19, 2017
Comment: Ho ho ho in the sock it goes. Happy holidays and thanks.
MissPaula rated for IS: PostCard Swap on Oct 17, 2017
Comment: Thanks for the Ernie PC! I love the stripey bunny stamped image. Also, I used to live in Kane County! The first Lee Wards I ever heard of was in Elgin. I guess it's a flea market or restore or Michaels now. I lived in St. Charles. The groceries are different here but back there we had Jewel Osco, Dominics, Eagle, Aldi's. The little Blue Goose, didn't have the Meijer in the 90's when I was there. I miss some things about the area but not the weather! The Kane County Flea Market was the best!♥
joybells2426 rated for IS: PostCard Swap on Oct 17, 2017
Comment: I love the postcard you sent me. And I like that you wrote a little about yourself on the back. Thank you!
Comment: Thank you for the pretty cards.
JaneInSD rated for WIYM: Christmas Card Exchange Swap on Oct 15, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the nice assortment of cards and washi tape! I can't believe it's already mid October. where did this year go?? :-)
luckycharms rated for WIYM-November Stocking Stuffer on Oct 13, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the stocking stuffer!!! I hope you have a Very Merry Christmas!!!
HDouglas rated for WOW: • Washi Sample Bags • on Oct 11, 2017
Comment: I love the Halloween washi, thanks!
JaneInSD rated for IS: Handmade Envies ~ USA on Oct 8, 2017
Comment: Omg!!! Thank you so much for the awesome envies!! They are so nice & I love the paper you chose. I especially like the Spider-Man, bridge & steampunk ones. I am not sure I'll be able to part with them. Lol thank you for such a thoughtful swap!! You made my day. :-)
FairyThyme rated for Note Cards Sep 16 on Sep 27, 2017
slb2221 rated for October Tea Swap on Sep 26, 2017
Comment: Thank you for reading my profile!!!
ArtyBeth3 rated for WOW! More Fun than a Latte on Sep 16, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the pretty tapes! Did you say you might have to buy more washi tape! What fun! ;)
Magali rated for WIYM: tea envelope "favourite" ~ INTL on Sep 15, 2017
Comment: Oh, you sent me all my favourite teas - thank you so much!! Can't wait to drink them. Very nice envelope again :)
ShyAnn64 rated for WOW! More Fun than a Latte on Sep 14, 2017
Comment: Thank you so much for the washi samples!
FiveAcres rated for SS: Postcard Fun on Sep 13, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the postcards. I love them all.
moonfayri rated for WOW! More Fun than a Latte on Sep 13, 2017
Comment: Thanks, Mindy! I did the same and finished off about 6 rolls of tape. :-)
Paula71 rated for WOW! More Fun than a Latte on Sep 13, 2017
Comment: Thank you so much for the washi tapes! I agree, you do need to buy more for yourself..lol. You can never have too many I say. :)
orneryswife rated for WOW! More Fun than a Latte on Sep 12, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the tapes. I didn't have any of these.
USAFwife rated for WOW! More Fun than a Latte on Sep 12, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the pretty washi samples. :) Enjoy re-stocking! :)
Sharlie rated for WOW: No thank you on Sep 6, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the washi! I actually like these. But i did just realize I have got alot of that cupcake washi!
USAFwife rated for WOW: No thank you on Sep 5, 2017
Comment: Ive actually never seen any of these! Haha. Im not much for pink, either, but i have a pal who will love the ballerinas for her daughter! :) the bears are cute too :) thanks for sharing!

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RyeRye on Sep 2, 2016:

Welcome to Inspiration Station!

CurlyTea on Aug 28, 2016:

AZmom875 on Jul 28, 2016:

I love the black bear postcard, from the postcard roulette. Thank you sister for picking me. I loved the old stamps too.

paperfilia on Jul 3, 2016:

Happy 4th!



moonfayri on Mar 28, 2016:

Thank you so much for sending my washi bag home. I also love your dragon calendar envelope!

Lonestarchild on Feb 2, 2016:

Lots of fun VDAY envies arrived in my mailbox today! Such fun. Can't wait to use them. Thank you!

Ciska76 on Dec 14, 2015:

Hi Mindy, your choose 2 package is on its way to the US. I hope that it will arrive soon. Enjoy! Ciska

ladydy5 on Nov 6, 2015:

Welcome! Make an envelope group.😄

MsKuky on Sep 5, 2015:

Welcome to Swap Bot, this crafting stuff is addictive....happy swapping!

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