Swap-bot Time: January 21, 2019 12:11 pm


Date Joined: September 4, 2016
Last Online: January 20, 2019
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!


jjhere rated for HOLIDAY RECYCLED ATC on Jan 19, 2019
Comment: I absolutely LOVE your owl ATC, Barb!! I rotate a collection of ATCs to display on my wall every month and this one will definitely be in the mix. Thank you so much.
Response: Thank you for the rating and the heart. I am glad that you will be displaying my ATC on your wall. This is one of my favorites! 🤗
choke rated for ETHP: Use It Up #1 - ATC on Jan 18, 2019
Comment: Thank you for your gorgeous card! I simply adore the background, the layers of embossing pastes is so beautiful!!! And the contrast against the oxide colors is perfect. It is such a bright and inspiring card, thank you for sending it to me!
Response: I am glad you like it. I had fun making it. I think I am getting the hang of this mixed media thing. 😉 Thank you for the rating and the ❤️.
splendorpursuit rated for ETHP: Tattered Rose ATC on Jan 16, 2019
Comment: I LOVED it! I didn’t even consider dry embossing. It takes it to whole new level, and it’s now hanging on my atc wall of fame in my crafting room. Thank you so much! And I’ll definitely find a home for the rice paper. :) Edited to add: how could I forget the ATC sleeves?! You have no idea how much I appreciate these. I’ve been using regular card sleeves because it’s all I had - I’m sure my partners were terribly excited. /sarcasm So rest assured that these will be used immediately and that they’re so appreciated. I should probably purchase some.... >.>
Response: Wow, I am very happy that you love everything! It really makes my day to read that! I started to send the plastic sleeves to all of my swap partners about a month or so ago. I usually send it instead of extras (although I did send you the rice paper, lol). Thank you for the rating and the heart. 🤗
Hell0Z0mbie rated for Steampunk ATC on Jan 6, 2019
Comment: Thanks Barbara!
Response: You are very welcome. Thanks for the rating and the heart. Happy new year!
Germanbaby77 rated for Gingerbread Man/Woman ATC on Dec 19, 2018
Comment: Oh, Man! I laughed when I saw the ATC you sent... LOVE IT!!!!
Response: I am glad that you got a kick out of it. It is one of my favorite sets. When. I saw there was a gingerbread man/woman swap, I just had to sign up! Thank you for the rating and the heart! Have a merry Christmas. 🎄
TamiHope rated for RSC - Christmas is Here! on Dec 18, 2018
Comment: Beautiful wreath card, Barb! I love it! Thank you very much!
Response: You are welcome. I am glad that you like it. Thank you for the rating and the heart! Merry Christmas! 🎄
JuneRosebud rated for USATC: Christmas Themed ATC Swap on Dec 16, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the cute snowman ATC. So sorry to hear that you, also, have so many of the ailments that I do. I have good days & bad ones & I am sure that you do, too. Hope your holidays are happy ones!!
Response: I am glad that you like the snowman ATC. I too have good days and bad days. We have learned to take one day at a time. Thank you for the rating and the heart. Merry Christmas! 🎄
choke rated for THC: Use It Up #3 on Dec 6, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the gorgeous ATC! I love the effect of the snowman on the tissue paper, I must try this! I know what you mean about TH supplies, but once I got to the point that I had so many, I do wonder how I ever got along without them. Thanks so much for swapping!
Response: Hi Colleen. I am glad you like the ATC. It seems like the only supplies that I want anymore are TH. Thank you for the rating and heart! 😀
Comment: Thanks for the extras. I have been thinking about using jean material for an atc.... Looks nice, think i will. thanks. Love the kitty stamps too.
Response: Thank you for the Rating and the heart. I purchased the denim material at Tuesday Morning (I think). The price was only $2.99 so I figured what the heck? It was really fun to use it. Took to the Oxide inks really well! Glad you like everything!. 🤗
TC rated for THC: 10 step ATC challenge #12.5 on Nov 28, 2018
Comment: I really like this. You got a lot of color into a tiny area! And I like the open space around the image - sometimes simplicity is best. :)
Response: Thank you for the rating and the heart. It wasn't easy to do with that tiny stamp. I thought I would try to do a 10 step ATC but it was a lot more difficult than I expected! I am glad you like it! 🤗
Comment: Great card! I love the arrangement of stamps and all of the fabulous TH products you used. Thank you so much!
Response: Thank you for the rating and heart. I just figured out how to make a wreath without a template. It is so much fun! I am going to demo it next Thursday at my advanced stamping club. I have been playing around with it and I can't wait to show it off! Hope you had a nice Thanksgiving. :-)
Comment: Just got back from annual @sisters road trip” sorry for taking so long ...loved your note and that envelope was just right! The atc was perfection .. the fan reminded me of my dads we did the same in Texas!! Thanks so much for a special swap and your mixed media is great!
Response: Thank you for the kind words. I am really glad that you like it. I am really trying to get the knack for doing mixed media. I have purchased a lot of TH stuff to help make it easier. Thanks for the rating and the heart! 🤗
TamiHope rated for RSC - Sender's Choice on Nov 17, 2018
Comment: Barb - Oh. My. Goodness. What an adorable ATC you made!! I can tell you put so much work into this and everything is my favorite! It's just beautiful. Thank you very much!! Tami
Response: I am so glad that you like it. I tried to get everything that you said that you liked. I am not the best at mixed media but I am trying. This is the first time that I actually tried to add just about everything that you said you liked. Thanks for the rating and heart! 😀 🤗
marymary914 rated for EASU: ATC with Numbers on Nov 15, 2018
Comment: Thanks for the cute ATC and extras!
Response: Thank you for the rating and the heart! 🤗
hibiscus rated for EASU Polka Dotted ATC Swap on Nov 9, 2018
Comment: Such a clever use of polka dots in various forms and I always like book page pieces Thank you! Best extras sleeves and a nice note card and envelope .. thanks again
Response: I am glad you like it. I am still trying to get better at my mixed media and sometimes it is a hit and sometimes I feel that is a miss. Glad this was a hit! Thank you for the rating and the heart. Have a nice Thanksgiving!
tristitia rated for MMPC - Halloween ATC on Oct 24, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the adorable ATC and the spooky extras!
Response: Glad you like it. Halloween is such a fun time to play. I don't have anyone to send cards to so the ATCs make up for it. Thank you for the rating and the heart. 🤗
stonekeepers rated for USATC: Halloween ATC Swap on Oct 18, 2018
Comment: Thanks so much for the great Halloween atc. I love it!
Response: So glad that you like it. Thank you for the rating and the heart! 😀
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. 🤗
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. 🤔 🤗
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! 🤗

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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.

We’re 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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