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Date Joined: April 30, 2012
Last Online: August 9, 2017
Birthday: March 7
Country: United States
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About Me

Hi All! So sorry for being M.I.A. or forgetting parts of my swaps. A bunch of swaps piled up on me on top of my real life priorities. The past few months I have been REALLY busy with life. I hope to be back on track soon and find some time to join some swaps and send some letters to my pals out there ;-)

Hi Everyone! I am looking forward to meeting new people who are into crafting, journaling, handmade crafts and pen pals.

I love the snail-mail letters and postcard pen-pals... It is exciting to get to know people all over the world, learn about cultures and receive little trinkets that show a little something about each individuals personality...whether it is the paper they choose, art or embellishment they add, it all expresses something special about the individual and I look forward to receiving it ;-)

I love journaling & art journaling, card making, papercrafts, mail-art, jewelry making and basically anything that allows me to be creative and use my hands....----> NOTE: I am no expert, still learning and growing ;-)

I am a personal chef in NYC, avid gardener and food justice activist. I love to grow my own fruits and veggies and making jams and jellies both savory and sweet. I wouldn't mind swapping recipes.

I run a wives only crafting group in NYC and enjoy hanging out with group members sipping wine, eating homemade treats, creating beautiful crafts and chatting about life. PM me if you live in NYC and interested in joining ;0)

Follow me on twitter WivesOfCrafting

I am madly in love with my husband, Lorenzo, and enjoy cracking jokes, playing with our dog and singing broadway tunes at the top of my lungs while cooking, lol.

Favorite Crafts

Include but not limited to: Art journaling, paper crafts, some jewelry making and little bit of knitting!

Excited about making ATCs and inchies, my new discoveries here on Swap-Bot! Back in college I used to collect zines and now really excited to make my own. I am working on a smash book (handmade) based on all of you lovely people I meet here on SB!

I love baking and cooking with fresh, local and whole ingredients. I love to cook things that are very involved and prepare dishes that are visually appealing and equally delicious.

Loves....(a.k.a Wishlist)

Here are a few things I think are AWESOME!!!! This is designed to help inspire you as my partner in any swaps, I would love to receive anything in this following section, but not limited to ;-)

I want to expand my craft supplies collection, so these would be great:

  • Brads
  • Buttons
  • Cardstock
  • Charms
  • Die Cuts
  • Embossing Powder
  • Eyelets
  • Glitter
  • Ink pads
  • Paper Punch (different sizes and shapes)
  • Ribbon (polka dots, stripes, patterns)
  • Rubber Stamps (birds, butterflies, bees, dragonflies, trees, plants, herbs etc.)
  • Acrylic & water color paints

I absolutely love anything vintage...but I am open to anything...I can find the beauty in anything ;0) I also love bling and sparkles!

I love handmade greeting cards, postcards, tags, matchboxes, place cards for table setting (set of 6) -- I love to host dinner parties and tea parties, all of which have different themes and I like to put handmade place settings out for my guests.

Other loves that make me ecstatic:

  • Unusual teapots & tea cups
  • Shot glasses from around the world ;-)
  • Loose leaf teas (brand new & sealed)
  • Local honey, jams or jelly (no commercial supermarket brands, I like the ones at your local farmers market)
  • Dark chocolate
  • Cookbooks (vintage, love to cook from scratch, old and forgotten recipes)
  • Gardening/ Homesteading/ Foraging Books
  • Heirloom seeds (only) for planting in my garden
  • Yarn (medium, bulky and super bulky - Wool only)
  • Cupcake liners (all shapes and sizes with odd and/or cute designs)
  • Handmade Crafty Stuff (well made)
  • Decorative tape/ Washi tape
  • Handmade Jewelry (well made)
  • Super duper awesome address labels, journals, FBs, SLAMS and DECOs.
  • Knitted/Crocheted Hats/ Beanies that can fit my Afro ;-), also neck warmers, gloves, socks (size 9-11) etc.

  • Fav Colors include: Black, White, Greens, Blues, Purples, Orange, Yellow, Magenta

  • Fav scents: lavender and mint

  • Themes: food as art, exotic plants & flowers, unusual trees, herbs, intricate patterns, gothic designs, insects, birds...please note nothing cartoonish!!!

  • Art: my favorite artists/ photographers include Salvadore Dali, Matthew Barney, David LaChapelle and Cindy Sherman..Sooooo much more......& I looooove street art.

  • Randoms: zombies, the apocalypse, skulls, skeletons

My Dog

We have a wheaten terrier/poodle mix - "whoodle"' his name is Tonka. He loves beefy treats (brand new and in original wrapping). He enjoys looking out the window on rainy days, and playing with our next door neighbors dog Sparkle.

My Man

About my hubby, Lorenzo, he is currently into the game "Tera" and is an avid gamer (owns every system), he loves reese's peanut butter cups, different flavored nuts (DISLIKES: spicy anyhting) gummie worms, bears, etc. (especially sour), he loves all things 80s especially Depeche Mode & cartoons.

He loves Adult Swim on the Cartoon Network, horror movies, paintballing & ATVing. He also enjoys to read sci-fi novels, techie magazines and watching anime ( he has probably watched every anime series on the Netflix instant queue).

He is a technology freak and genius...he loves to build computers from the ground up (usually PCs) specifically for gaming. But note we are both Macs -- not PCs, LOL, long live Apple Computer, LOL!

And you...

With any swap I would love a personalized message that highlights something about you or a story about what inspired your swap item (besides swap rules)...pretty please ;-)

  • Also note that I am interested in sending and receiving FBs, Slams, Decos. So kindly add them to any letters and packages and I would be happy to pass on ;-)

Favorite Music

I am obsessed with music, I listen to a wide variety, but not really into country. I won't bore you with my long list, but my fav bands include System of a Down, Janelle Monae, Radiohead & Tenacious D!

I am also a classically trained flautist and I just love different periods of classical music. I am obsessed with Beethoven!

Favorite Books

I am totally into Sci-fi and Apocalyptic books and love androids.

My favorite author is Octavia Butler. I have read and own every one of her books, including "Survivor"

I am a collector of cook books and have about 200 now... I love finding old cook books stuffed with old school recipes that take hours or days to prepare. My oldest cook book is from 1920!

I also like books about homesteading.


Each of these items have its time and place, but not here on SB (for me), so please do not send any of the following:

  • Anything Religious
  • Anything Political
  • Anything you consider to be trash
  • Animal print
  • Kawaii
  • Hello Kitty
  • Anything Pink & Cutesy
  • Souvenirs (except cool looking shot glasses, love those)
  • Samples (of anything, makeup, lotion, shampoo etc.)
  • Body products & Perfumes
  • Coffee or vanilla scented things (actually don't send anything scented, LOL!)
  • Disney, baby or princess themed items
  • School stickers /Teacher stickers/Children's stickers
  • Old and dusty items
  • Once again - Things that you consider trash, most likely I would too!

Cigarette smoke smell!!!!!! Please air it out.


PLEASE DO NOT SEND MY INFO, FBs, LBs, DECOS ETC. TO INMATES! This is something I discovered has been done on here by some members in the past and I would appreciate that you do not do this.

If you have a problem or question about this request please PM me!

Guilty Pleasures

  • Bravo Channel & Reality TV - especially all of the "Real Housewives of..."
  • I heart anything RuPaul! (love me some DragRace - Team Party City)
  • Gaming Apps: Plants vs Zombies, Angry Birds, SPYmouse, Scribblenauts, EggVChicken, DrawSomething...and more
  • Haagen Dazs Rocky Road Ice Cream
  • Dark Chocolate!!!!!
  • Celebrities: RuPaul, Gary Oldman, Jason Statham, Jack Black, Rosario Dawson



I am very reliable, and if you are assigned as my partner I will make sure to get your package out in a timely fashion. If for some reason you do not receive my swap PLEASE private message me.

If for some reason I can not get it out by the due date you will be notified immediately and I will let you know when to expect it.

I am open to private swaps, just PM me!

If I tag you - or vice versa - PLEASE let me know when you have received or sent items -- It is just a nice thing to do ;-)

If you flake, it will be known!

I pledge to send all swaps I commit to! I pledge to send quality items that I would love to receive... NEVER junk!

I will ALWAYS rate you - this includes packages I do not receive on all levels ---> if we had communication and an item still does not arrive in a timely fashion.... you will be rated. If a month has passed since the swap deadline and no swap - you will be rated a 1 until swap is received! If you do not respond to my PMs, emails and/or comments you will receive a 1 etc.


  • NON-RATERS!!!!! I usually send a PM reminder to people who have not rated more than one week after I KNOW they received my swap! With that said I DO NOT appreciate bad attitudes in responses back to me, unnecessary, especially when I am ALWAYS friendly about it!

  • FLAKERS!!! Seriously! It just isn't cool!

NOTE: I am here to have a good time, meet new people and try new things. Like most of you, I DO have a busy & fast paced life and I will not dwell on petty things -- but it doesn't mean I will not be unhappy when someone flakes or doesn't rate after the time I put into each swap. In short - it is AGGRAVATING!


STILL......Waiting on rating from:

Type 1 - email swap:

@bearnbabs - tea in briton. jubilee - have chatted via PMs but she still has not posted rating.

Still waiting on swaps from:

@StarGazer63 - Pen Palling Swappers Group: Traveling Letter #2

@TiffanyAnnDavis87 - For the Menfolk #1

The UNFORTUNATE Flakers List

Have not received from:

Type 2 swap:

@IndyUpcycle - Send a PC #2 - this person was a newbie!

Type 3 swap:

@kkrriiissyy - Shared Journal Experiment #16 - sent her several messages and heard nothing back, this one is heartbreaking because she has my journal :0( ---> Angeled by @Hollydays ;-P


Comment: I didn't rate you unfairly for I'm sure you just forgetting to put a letter in the back envelope.. :D
Response: Oh wow....yes sorry I did forget....I apologize! :-(
Comment: Sorry for the late rating! Thanks for the extra fbs :)
Comment: I've got the journal.. thanks for the arrangement
Comment: Thanks! It's really cute!
Response: :-) your welcome
Comment: thanks for the extras!
draco rated for Shared Journal Pocket Book #2 on Nov 13, 2012
Comment: thank you
thehappyexistentialist rated for 90 Day Challenge on Nov 9, 2012
Artistic rated for RAOK JOURNAL ... ROUND 2 *UPDATED* on Nov 6, 2012
Comment: Got your journal today. Like what you did, especially sealing the goodie for the journal creator.
Didra rated for 90 Day Challenge on Nov 4, 2012
AZmom875 rated for 90 Day Challenge on Nov 3, 2012
Comment: Keep up the weight loss efforts. I joined TOPS taking off Pounds sensibly to help me be accountable each week.
Comment: Thank you for much for interesting journal! :)
Comment: Thanks so much.
Magickspirit51 rated for Yoga ATC on Oct 6, 2012
Comment: Thank you so much for the great Yoga card. I already sent yours and you should have it by now. I hope you liked it.
Comment: Thanks for your journal!
BluGinhm rated for Shared journal experiment #20 on Oct 4, 2012
Comment: Thanks for sending the journal!
Inkstone rated for Goodies for my profile on Sep 23, 2012
Comment: My apologies for the lateness of the rating.
AnitaHames rated for September: Handmade Bookmarks on Sep 23, 2012
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful bookmark. It will definitely be put to good use! And the envelope brightened my mailbox!
Comment: Thank you.
grammag rated for Getting To Know You (Part 1) on Sep 14, 2012
Comment: I am sorry I forgot to rate you!!!! I really enjoyed reading your answers, and we have a lot in common. I like your quote, too. If you ever find out where you got it from, let me know. Thanks so much for sharing yourself with me.
Response: Oh thank you so much for rating and glad you enjoyed it ;-)
Comment: Hi :) Umm...you gave me the prompts for "favorite songs" then "favorite music" so those two lists will be the same. Then you gave me "things you collect" and "what do you collect", so those two will also be the same. You may want to make sure that all the lists are different next round.
Response: Oh my gosh! I am so sorry I was working on two journals and totally got confused, lol! Wow, really sorry for not paying attention to details. I will PM you new prompts to use... Again really sorry.

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1Scrapper on Feb 14, 2013:

hello and Happy Valentine's Day!

gothbarbie on Feb 14, 2013:

HAPPY VALENTINES DAY!!!! Hope you're having a sweet one! Don't work too hard! : )

gothbarbie on Jan 29, 2013:

I'm hosting my very first swap over in the CQ group if you're interested "Your best craft for mine! - check it out and let me know what you think!

gothbarbie on Jan 22, 2013:

Are you EXCITED!?! RPDR new season starts NEXT MONDAY!!!! HOORAY!!!!!!

gothbarbie on Dec 10, 2012:

Doing fine over here! Hope your part of NY was also spared during that awful storm. I've had ENOUGH of this dreary winter weather - why do I live in the Northeast? ; )

gothbarbie on Nov 1, 2012:

OMG POOR NINA - WHY she picked that lame ass queen as a partner, I'll never know! I also feel a little bit sorry for MiMi - She hosted the two Sharon Needles events I went to this year and she was good! P.S. SHARON NEEDLES IN THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW WAS TOTALLY WORTH GOING TO TEXAS FOR!!!!! AWESOME!

julief on Oct 17, 2012:

Hey! I had the best plans to get a letter out to you this week, but those have pretty much fallen apart. I'm going to be traveling until Nov 5th, so I'll drop one in the mail afterward :)

anrtist on Aug 26, 2012:

HEY! JUST a note from the LLL~Location, Location, Location Group.
I hope you join in & check in occassionally to see who's swapbotting in your area!!! ;-)
It 's for all Swapbotters, so u can invite anyone too, ENJOY ;-) Blessings, cc

MoonKitty on Aug 24, 2012:

Hey! Just sent the email for the I <3 Yoga swap!! :) Keep a lookout!

PinkLotus on Aug 21, 2012:

Just wanted to let you know that I sent the email to you for the I heart yoga swap :)

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