Swap-bot Time: August 16, 2017 6:17 am


Date Joined: August 18, 2016
Last Online: August 16, 2017
Birthday: September 14
Country: United States

About Me

6/26/17--I will be on vacation for the first full week in July. please be patient with me. I will rate you when I return. If a swap is due during that time period, I am trying to get them all done and in the mail before I go. If I don't get tehm done, I'll take them wiht me and do them in the evenings. :)

11/30/16--I believe I am all caught up on my swaps. not as many have been completed as early as i'd like, but all is good. thank you for your understanding. Dad now has a pace maker and is resting at home. :)

11/20/16---just a little note to all. My father is in the hospital. His heart stopped working suddenly. I have had a long hard night. If I mail your swap a little late, please forgive me. I am not going to flake on any swaps, but I may need some extra time to get them in the mail.


I am a mother of 2. I love all things swaps and crafts.

*Currently I dabble in the following:

Scrapbooking ;

Card Making ;

ATC's ;

Quilting ;

Quilling ;

Sewing ;

Girl Scouts ;

Cub Scouts ;

Working Full time (well, actually 2 jobs if you count the family as one...)


*In the past I have also done the following:

Knitting ;

Crochet ;

Dressmaking ;

Doll Clothes


*In my spare time (which is rare at times) I like to:

Read ;

Watch movies with family ;

Sleep ;

Craft and Create ;

(did I already mention sleep...)


*My favorite colors are deep purple and forest green.


*I love nature,

and butterflies,

and roses,

and hugs from my hubby and children,

and a good book,

and sleep.

Favorite Crafts


-Card Making

-ATC's / Paper Crafts



Favorite Books

-Young Adult / Teenager Fantasy

-Historical Fiction


Personal information

I am a mother of 2, born in 2007 and 2010. My husband, kids and I live in Fredericksburg VA. We have been in our current house since my son's second birthday--2009. This year (2016) my son is entering 4th grade and my daughter is going into 1st. We have 1 dog, a border collie, named Mikey. (hint to readers, don't let a child give their pet a human name... we go through a lot of names until we get to the one we want to yell out for...)

I have been crafting since the ripe young age of 10-ish, maybe younger. I was an avid crochet-er and sewer in my youth. I can no longer crochet because of hand issues that started in 1998 (while in college). I have been dabling in scrapbooking since High School and the beginning of college, but really got into it full force after my first child was born.

I love to go to crops because that is where I am able to spread out and get the most done. At home, I am limited to what I pull out at one time, but must put it away shortly after because (as my hubby has remarked) it begins to take over the house (and he can't STAND messes!!).

I commute to DC three times a week, 1.5 hours each way. I have WAY too many years to go before I am eligible to retire, even though I already have 10+ years in. sigh just another one of those things you have to do to keep up with the crafting. Gotta pay for it somehow...

I grew up in Germany. My father was an american government employee, working for the US Army Corps of Engineers. Because of that job, I was born in Fulda, and lived in Stuggart, Augsburg, Berlin, Taunnistein Mountains, and Weisbaden. I have not been back to Germany since we moved to VA in 1992. my motto is: Someday. In fact, my husband and I have been planning a trip to Europe since we were married in 2006 (but something always gets in the way of that, pregnancy, young children, finances, etc...). Summer of 2018 may just be the year for us! (fingers crossed)

On a side note, my husband is from Croatia, and grew up in Cleveland, OH.



I like all things scrapbooking,

card making,


including but not limited to: paper, stickers, buttons, ribbons, fabrics, stamps, dies, etc.


Shooting practice,

hugs from the family, etc.



I'm do not really like: teas (except herbal),

mean people,

people who do not rate (i do follow up... after a while--just to make sure you got it...),

not being appreciated at work,

hello kitty,

cartoon stickers,

stickers from doctor's offices,

smokey smelling items (but I do not rate down for that), etc.


Please Note: I'm pretty easy going. If I receive something I do not like, I save it for someone who will like it and send it on. So it is all good!

Non-Raters / Flakers


  1. Mariposadreams (Peacock Atc 1 of 7)

  2. Adictedtocraft1393 / Inga Weaver (Sticker Mix x5)--Suspended

3.TeeB / Teena Brown (Quick Mega Washi Swap)

  1. Onceuponatime / Chelsea Greal (ABC's of stickers)--Account deleted

  2. Zorin / Angel Schaaf (Mini Pocket Letter Christmas)

  3. Jesslynne / Jessica Miller (ATC 2 - Free themed #8)

  4. Amber Young / JY80203 (2017 Mega WashiSwap #2)

  5. Heatherdd1997 / Heather Dinneen (2107 Mega Washi Swap #2)

  6. Raven Hyde / raven (Easter Religious ATC swap)

  7. Jenna Ahern / whereswaldo (C.I. ~ Collection Book Page March 2017 )



  1. Jennifer Wenchiacutti (NH: Mini Pocket Letter-- Autum) Angeled by Bombardiette

  2. Susan Smart (October/Halloween Themed ATC) angeled by Host.

  3. Lorie Beaton (Mini Pocket Letter--yellow) angeled by host.

  4. Celeste Bernardin/canadarosebud (ATCO: word series: Valentine 4 of 5: T, I)

  5. HeatherDD80203 / Heather Dinneen (3 Things in an Envie #2)

  6. bbbhill6 / Bobbie Hill (3LP-March Mimi PL-Blue)

  7. Jousie Nash / Angeljewele (Yellow BackGround ATC) Said sent. did not arrive. waited over 3 months before rating a 1. last online 5/22/17.


Sent to me, but never received:

  1. HeatherRenae87 / Heather Rosenhamer (I love Pocket letters). messages stated she sent this twice. never received either of them.



SamiE rated for IS Sewing Themed ATC intl on Aug 15, 2017
Comment: You put sometime into the ATC. I love it. Thanks so much.
Bohochick rated for ATC Flower Theme on Aug 14, 2017
Comment: I love the card, and your note made me smile!
suzwa rated for Group: Artisan ATC Watermelon ATC on Aug 14, 2017
Comment: What a perfect ATC--so adorable !!! Thanks so much.
PlantasticLin rated for COLORING PAGE SWAP on Aug 14, 2017
Response: Thank you for the rating and the heart! thank you also for the kind words in the message you sent!
JudalineZ rated for Simple Parcel Swap -USA- on Aug 14, 2017
Comment: I had fun looking thru those assortment of craft items and I love the Betty Boop postcard! Thank you
Response: Thank you for the rating and the heart!
NYTripletMommy rated for SSUSA: Papers on Aug 13, 2017
Comment: Thanks :-)
Response: Thank you for the rating
SuZignomeMoM rated for A 💌1PLG-Summer Share on Aug 12, 2017
Comment: ♥ Thank you for an amazing array of items. I am sure I shall have a lot of fun finding uses for everything you sent. Thanks again.
Response: Thank you for the rating and the heart!
Fabriqueen rated for Bible Study Swap on Trials on Aug 11, 2017
Comment: Thank you so much for sharing with me! I love that even though we live far apart we can still spend time in the word together. Hugs, Diane
Response: Thank you for the rating and the heart!
Comment: Thank you so much for the wonderful stamped images! Hugs, Diane
Response: You are most welcome. Thank you for the rating and the heart!
Allegrae rated for More Mermaid ATCs! on Aug 9, 2017
Comment: Wonderful hand-drawn ATC! I love her!
Response: Awww. so sweet. I only colored her. Found her on pinterest under mermaids to color. Thank you for the rating and the heart!
delonewolf rated for # 5 color combo atc swap on Aug 8, 2017
Comment: Such a lovely card, and thank you for the washi tape!
Response: you are very welcome. I'm glad you liked the card. Thank you for the rating and the heart!
Lucine rated for Mini Floral Pocket Letter on Aug 8, 2017
Comment: The flowers are cute! I like the rig rag stems;) Thank you!
Response: Awww. you are so sweet. I'm tickled that you liked it! Thank you for the rating and the heart!
Lucine rated for BL ~ Butterfly Pocket Letter on Aug 8, 2017
Comment: Love the PL. I don't mind the repeated rig rag flowers. I like that technique:) Thank you for all you've sent:)
Response: Great! I'm so glad. It just seemed like a good idea--the ric rac... I'm almost out of the ric rac someone sent me.. LOL. Thank you for the rating and the heart!
KathleenHope rated for ATC Background Swap - USA Only on Aug 7, 2017
Comment: I love the 3 backgrounds you created with your gelli plate! Can't wait to use them in an ATC!
Response: It also helped me to restock my backgrounds! :) I'm pleased that you liked them. I tried to get different prints for you. Thank you for the rating and the heart!
Yakima1955 rated for ATC 2017# 31: Paint -USA- on Aug 7, 2017
Comment: I love what you made using your gelli plate. Back in the day.... I lived in Fredericksburg in an apartment overlooking the freeway on the one edge of town. I miss it, but don't miss the snow.
Response: the lack of snow? we don't get much, at all... LOL. on the other hand, I'm so glad that you like the ATC. I had lots of fun making it! Thank you for the rating and the heart!
SamiE rated for 4th of July on Aug 7, 2017
Comment: Lovely ATC. Thanks so much.
Response: you are very welcome. so glad you like it. thank you for the heart and the rating!
bearnbabs rated for 9LP - Let's Really Trade on Aug 7, 2017
Comment: I loved the variety you sent...I think you looked at my profile.Thanks for sharing. bearnbabs
Response: lol. i always try to look at profiles... you are very welcome. so glad you like them. thank you for the heart and the rating!
Comment: I'm sitting on the couch with the stuff you sent all over my lap desk. What fun I've had looking at everything. And more fun I'll have using everything. Thanks so much!! 💞💖💓
Response: I have lots more where all that came from. I actually have 2 walmart plastic bags with items received as extras in swaps. One day I'll get it sorted into what I can use and what to pass to another... you are sovery welcome. I am so glad you like all the stuff. thank you for the heart and the rating!
Uplandcin rated for Bee ATC on Aug 4, 2017
Comment: Thank you so much for my beautiful BEE ATC card. I LOVE it. and the bits you sent are also lovely. Love the idea that you put the ATC in a sleeve - I have learnt something (I am quite new to Swap bot). Happy swapping! Kind regards. CINDY-ANNE
Response: just go on amazon and buy a pack of baseball card sleeves... Perfect for mailing ATC's! thank you for the rating and the heart!
Allegrae rated for Sewing-Themed ATC (USA) on Aug 3, 2017
Comment: Thanks for the terrific sewn ATC! Love the details!
Response: I had forgotten to take paper with me, but mom always has a room full of fabric. kinda like me with the scrapbook stuff... I'm thrilled you like it! Question--> can you send me picture of it? I neglected to take one of this swap item... thanks! Jeniruthjov@gmail.com oh, and thanks for the quick rating and the heart!

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anrtist on Aug 12, 2017:

CI Group greetings!
Blessings, cc

anrtist on May 27, 2017:

Blessings, cc

yvonne401 on May 12, 2017:

Congrats on winning Butterfly lovers bingo!

Have a blessed weekend!



tcornell on Mar 23, 2017:

I just wanted to touch base with you and let you know that I received the first ATC for the Lavender ATC swap. Don't feel bad, I did the exact same thing, I truly thought the swap was for a single ATC! ~Tracy

ContraryHousewife on Mar 20, 2017:


yvonne401 on Mar 8, 2017:

Welcome to Swaps in the U.S.A.! It's great to have you here!



anrtist on Feb 18, 2017:

THANK YOU!!!!💌😊 for sending my Coloring Book back to me after the C.I. Group Pass Around Coloring Book Series was over.. THANK you for the coloring pages too! Blessings, cc

jaimierandolph on Jan 20, 2017:

Profile Check for Notecard w/flat surprise #1 welcome to swap! Happy swapping, jaimierandolph

jaimierandolph on Jan 7, 2017:

Profile Check for Any kind of washi

Welcome to the swap!

jaimierandolph on Dec 29, 2016:

Profile Check for Handmade stationary folder w/cards! Welcome to the swap! Thank u for joining! happy swapping!

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