Swap-bot Time: October 18, 2018 12:16 am


Date Joined: September 4, 2016
Last Online: October 17, 2018
Birthday: March 11
Country: United States
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About Me

I am a cancer patient diagnosed in 2011. I have Multiple Myeloma. There is no cure but I am in remission.

I am a Certified Zentangle teacher and I like to draw and give (and sell) my work. I am also a card maker. My style is usually clean and simple but sometimes, I will get carried away and add layers and embellishments. I also enjoy watercoloring, colored pencils and jewelry making.

I really enjoy most crafts so I am not too particular of what I get, however, I do not have any use for children's themed things and I do not like action heroes and gory things. I would also appreciate it if you would not put too much tape on the back of the envelope. It makes it very difficult for me to open!

I am a Christian but use to be Jewish so neither of those are out of bounds. Anything faith based is fine.

I also like to sing and I enjoy traditional Christian music, show tunes, new age and classical music.

I am big time into rubber-stamping and die cutting. and I love all colors! I am also an old cat lady. I LOVE cats! I am interested in swapping anything related to card making, stamping, die cutting, anything Zentangle (not doodling) including Zentangle Inspired Art. I am serious about my art and I always try to send things on time. I also rate as soon as I get my swap and I would appreciate the same from my partners. If for any reason you have not received something from me on time, please notify me! I have some issues with my memory, but I check Swap-bot almost every day. I also try to thank you for my rating ASAP. It is common courtesy!

If by any chance there is not enough postage on what I have sent you, please message me and let me know so that I can pay you back! Sometimes I have to drop my mail after hours because we don't have a post office where I live. Thanks.

Looking forward to swapping with you!


choke rated for THC: Use It Up #1 on Oct 16, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful ATC! I love the colors you used, perfect for this lovely fall weather we're having in Michigan!
Response: Hi Colleen. Thank you for the nice compliments on the ATC that I sent you. I really went out of my comfort zone on this one. Mixed media is fairly new to me and this started out as a big fat mess! I splattered some distress ink on it and it made a huge difference! I have purchased a lot of TH products because that is mainly what I am going to swap. I am feeling more confident about it. Thank you for the rating and the heart! It means a lot to me. πŸ€—
jjhere rated for EASU: Color Theory - Autumn on Oct 16, 2018
Comment: I love that you stepped outside of the ol' comfort zone to watercolor on this ATC - it's lovely. Thank you so much for the extra sleeves and images, too. Funny story - I used to be on the design team for Stampotique (the company that makes those stamps) so of course I love those images! :)
Response: I don't remember what images that I sent to you but now I have to look up Stampotique. I have not heard of them...Thank you for the rating and the heart. It really means a lot to me, especially since I did this from my head! Funny story, I actually found a digital stamp that I have on my computer that looks very similar to the one I painted. Hmmm. πŸ€” πŸ€—
Comment: ABSOLUTELY love it! sunflowers are one of my favorites!!
Response: I am so glad you like it. I love sunflower too and I just love that napkin. My stamping club had a napkin exchange a couple of years ago and I have been using the same one for a long time. I think I am about out of that napkin. Hopefully, we will have another trade soon! Thank you for the rating and the heart. It means a lot to me! πŸ€—
Cocoa rated for **SEPTEMBER ATC CHALLENGE** on Oct 13, 2018
Comment: Thank you for another great TH ATC!
Response: Really glad you like it. I have purchased a lot of TH stamps (the ones on the strips of four) so now I can do any month! Have a whole drawer of TH and the sets of the Crazy Things, cats, dogs and bird crazy as well. The only thing that I did not get were the die for the dogs. I use Tham all and love every one of them! Thank you for the rating and the heart! πŸ€—
colodad rated for USATC: "Art" ATC Swap on Oct 2, 2018
Comment: I was sending a swap to you when I picked up your great envelope. Thanks for such a bright ATC and wonderful extras.
Response: So glad you like it. It was fun to make. Thank you for the rating and the heart! πŸ€—
rarjones rated for RSC: Card with an animal on Sep 24, 2018
Comment: Your dog card is adorable! Thank you for the extras too!
Response: Glad you like him. I had a lot of fun doing him. I love the Tim Holtz Crazies! Whenever I am not sure what to make, I will do one of them. Thank you for the rating and the heart! πŸ€—
Comment: Thank you for the swap. I loved all the different ideas.
Response: I am glad you like what I pinned. Thank you for the rating and the heart! πŸ˜€
Pandd rated for THC: Layering Stencil with Embossing on Sep 22, 2018
Comment: Interesting background. I love how it worked with the piece. Thank you for a great swap and the die cuts. PatπŸ’•πŸ’•
Response: I'm glad you like it. I am still not use to doing multi media yet but I am trying...I appreciate your rating and the heart! It gives me a little more confidence. πŸ˜€
rarjones rated for ATP- Harvest/fall Decorations on Sep 19, 2018
Comment: Thank you for swapping with me. I love your board and re-pinned many!
Response: I'm glad you appreciated it and re-pinned some of my pins. Thank you for the rating and the heart! πŸ€—
Comment: Thank you for the lovely pumpkin in a mason jar! The little leaf and the ribbon pull it together so nicely, and I love the gap tooth smile! Also, you hit my fave shade of green on the head - ALL THE GREEN! I don't have a fave shade, I just love green even the ugly cat-poo green colors. Thank you so much!!!
Response: Hi Jennifer. I am so glad that you like the pumpkin in the mason jar. I saw that you like green so I tried to send you different shades of extras. Thank you for the rating and the heart! πŸ€—
Comment: Awesome butterfly card, and thanks for explaining how to make that. I will try that sometime soon. I will send you a pm.
Response: Thank you for the rating and the heart. I do appreciate it very much. I don't know how I missed this rating. I would have responded to it sooner! Thanks again...πŸ€—
lmacdavis93 rated for THC: ATC with 3 TH products on Sep 1, 2018
Comment: Loved the musical ATC you sent me Barb! I have the same TH tissue paper but have never used it on something as small as an ATC so I didn't even recognize it ! Your colors are great as well. Thanks for a great swap and for the extra goodies you sent!
Response: The tissue paper is a scrap that was sent to me. I have not seen it before. I have the Botanical Collage paper and the blank tissue wrap that I haven't even opened yet! Glad you like everything. Thanks for the rating and the heart! πŸ€—
Cocoa rated for AUGUST ATC Challenge of the Month on Aug 30, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the creative ATC and the extras! This will be great for my collection for the year!
Response: Glad you like the ATC. It was fun making it. Thank you for the rating and the heart! πŸ˜€
jannieb rated for EASU: Advice from a Cat ATC Swap on Aug 28, 2018
Comment: Thanks for joining my swap. I loved the cat & kitten ATC.
Response: Thank you for the rating and the heart. So glad you liked the ATC. πŸ€—
ginny19590 rated for USATC: Free Themed ATC Swap on Aug 25, 2018
Comment: Thank you for all the extras but I just loved your little Gnome ATC so much. It will be perfect in my collection. You definitely get and A today..........=)
Response: Thank you so much! I always get a thrill when I see a heart for something that I made. Obviously, you feel the same way! Thank you for the rating and the heart! πŸ€—
RiverTopanga rated for Fruit Salad ATC - Pineapple #3 on Aug 19, 2018
Comment: Barb... I love, love, love the Pineapple ATC you created for the swap. You are truly an artist.. I could never had painted such a beautiful pineapple :-) Thank you for your note. I love to receive notes in my swaps! Thank you again! <3 :-) <3 :-) <3 :-)
Response: Hi Leslie. Thank you for the wonderful compliment. It means a lot to me! I like to send notes in my swaps. I think it is a nice touch. Thank you also for the rating and the heart. πŸ€—
yvonne401 rated for ATP ~ Greeting Cards (UPDATED) on Aug 17, 2018
Comment: Thanks for your board of beautiful homemade greeting cards. That wasn't exactly what I was looking for but its ok. I was looking for pins of how to make greeting cards. Maybe my instructions were not clear.
Response: Sorry, I didn't get that ...Thank you for the rating and the heart! πŸ€—
rarjones rated for ATP ~ Greeting Cards (UPDATED) on Aug 17, 2018
Comment: You have been busy :) Love the Crazy Birds! So much you can do with them. I like all your zentangling too:) Thanks for sharing.
Response: Thank you Rose. Glad you were able to get the link this time. πŸ˜‰ It is nice to have someone who appreciates my work. Thank you for the rating and the heart! πŸ€—
jannieb rated for EASU: Modeling Paste ATC on Jul 30, 2018
Comment: Great ATC...I love the way you used the modeling paste. I can't believe you made that feather with hot glue. It looks like an embellishment you would buy in the store. Thank you for joining my swap. I love it!
Response: Hi Janis. Thank you for the rating and the heart. It means a lot to me! I made the feather a long time ago and never had a chance to use it until I was doing this ATC. I was so happy that everything fit together so nicely. πŸ€—
PeggyO rated for T Holtz MONTHLY ATC CHALLENGE--JULY on Jul 23, 2018
Comment: Barb---I love your July ATC--isn't that splat technique fun and it makes a great background. In this case, it looks a lot like fireworks! Thanks for the little extras--I just found that washi tape at a store here called Tuesday Morning, an outlet for anything from home decor and outdoor decor and an aisle for craft supplies. Often, I can find Tim items for a really low price, so I go about once a month and spend as long as an hour carefully searching for items I like even if not Tim--lots of 7 Gypsies as well. I have lots of the large dies, most of which are from that store. I have of them all within a reasonable driving distance, including one not far from where I get my hair cut which is a bit far, but love the stylist (about 10-12 yr now)! So, I always try to check out that location since I'm nearly there anyway, right? ;-) Hope you're having a good week! Peggy
Response: Hi Peggy. I have done a couple of things with the splat technique. It is hard to find the old style inks with the sponge top but I got mine from Tuesday Morning! πŸ˜‰ That is where I got my tape also. I go almost every week looking for TH and other stuff, spending about an hour also. I go over everything with a fine tooth comb! There are so many stampers, card makers and scrapbookers that I have to go often because everything will be sold out if I don't!! I can't use the large dies because I have a Cuttlebug, not a Big Shot. Thank you so much for the rating and the heart! πŸ€—

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MissPaula on Mar 13, 2018:

I hope your day was special and the year is fabulous and flaker free!

CurlyTea on Mar 12, 2018:

Happy Birthday!

RiverTopanga on Feb 18, 2018:

Profile Check for Group: Artisan ATC Mixed Media ATC. Have fun with your mixed media... remember, making a mess is part of the deal! Happy Swapping :-)

RiverTopanga on Dec 27, 2017:

Profile check for Holiday Recycled ATC. Welcome to the swap! Hope you have fun creating this one :-)

OrigamiGrace on Dec 21, 2017:



MsLee on Nov 29, 2017:

Hello Gobarb, I hope that you're doing and feeling just fine. Lots of blessings to you & yours.

Gobarb on Nov 9, 2017:

Veterans Day

On Veterans Day we honor all, Who answered to a service call. Soldiers young, and soldiers old, Fight for freedom, brave and bold. Some have lived, while others died, And all of them deserve our pride.

WeÒ€ℒre proud of all the soldier who, Kept thinking of red, white and blue. They fought for us and all our rights, They fought through many days and nights. And though we may not know each name, We thank ALL veterans just the same.

Whippet on Sep 2, 2017:

Hello & Happy Sept. to you, my FL neighbor! I live in Clermont, FL. Hope to meet up with you in a swap this Autumn - Winter. - Kathy

Gobarb on Jul 5, 2017:

yvonne401 on Mar 14, 2017:

Congratulations on winning bingo in Butterfly lovers in March!



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