Swap-bot Time: December 15, 2019 3:53 pm


Date Joined: June 15, 2013
Last Online: December 14, 2019
Birthday: November 5
Country: United States
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About Me

I am a Contract electronic resource Librarian in the sunny state of Colorado. I am also a volunteer storyteller.


I am married with 4 parakeets as pets. They keep me entertained with their antics. Their names are Sherlock, Ghost, Cooper, and Oscar. We lost our sweet Edgar Poe August 23rd, 2017 and Louie not long after. Both of them were just the sweetest birds and I miss them terribly.

I am navigating my 30's and loving it. My hubby and I travel as much as we can and live life to the fullest. I'm an avid hiker and try to do at least one hike a week.

I love crafting especially with felt and buttons, sewing skirts, making jewelry and geeky crafts. I also am a pottery/ceramic student at a shop in our town.

If you have not received something from me please let me know asap so I can send again. I will rate as soon as I can, usually that day or the next. If for some reason I have not rated you please let me know.


Likes: (This is not a gimmie list at all. It's just for ideas)

  • Crows and Ravens

  • Hiking related items - Stickers for my water bottles, quotes about hiking and being outdoors, pins or patches for my backpack

  • Star Trek- The original series (I watched it with my Dad when I was little)

  • Star Wars- I love Princess Leia,
    Han Solo, and girl power themes.

  • Doctor Who- Amy and Rory, and 10 are my faves.

  • Lord of the rings & the hobbit

  • Studio Ghibli- I love Totoro, soot sprites, and I super love Howl’s Moving Castle

  • Moose themed or elk themed things

  • Birds- any kind!

  • Space things- Constellations, Northern lights

  • geeky buttons and pins

  • Harry Potter- Ravenclaw all the way!!

  • Literary themed postcards

Favorite Books

I love reading fantasy and science fiction books. I am a big reader of YA books because of my job and also because most of them are better than adult fiction.

I also like graphic novels, comics, historical fiction, and steampunk.

I also read old fairy tale and folk tale books. I am currently learning stories to tell for my volunteer job. I love hearing stories from other cultures. I also believe in the value of passing on traditional tales.


Romance- I'm just not a fan of 100% romance novels.

Horror- I will read it now and again but I don't particularly care for graphic violence.


Stationery/Postcards -

  • I love any kind of stationery as long as it doesn't contain nudity.

  • I collect fun postcards with Owls, dragons, library themes, Space, geeky, book illustrations, birds, crows/ravens, flowers, ocean scenes. I also really like art drawings or paintings of animals.

  • I am not fond of spiders, nudity, clowns, or cards depicting violence towards animals or people

Favorite Crafts


  • I love to cross stitch. My favorite patterns are usually geeky in nature. I can always use more floss of any color and needles.

  • I also sew costumes, dresses, and skirts for fun. I'm exploring new creative avenues with my sewing machine.

  • I like to hand-stitch small projects and I'm always looking for new inspiration

  • fun buttons, vintage buttons- I sew them on everything.



***NO FOOD!!!! I have lots of food allergies and it's just easier to say no to it all than to have a seriously ridiculous list.

  • things depicting violence

  • clowns- I have an actual clown phobia.

  • Anything with a smoke smell.


kiddomerriweather rated for NT: Christmas Ornament on Dec 6, 2019
Comment: Thank you for my super cute dinosaur ornaments! They will look adorable on my new white, year-round tree. I love that they're all dressed up for the season!
phillaine rated for PBS: Profile-Based Sticker Swap on Nov 26, 2019
Comment: Thanks for the forest-y stickers and bonus decal. :) Have a lovely day!
Lonestarchild rated for AN: Teach Me #12 (USA) on Nov 16, 2019
Comment: Pine Camel - LOVE THAT. Thank you!
LahDeeDah rated for N&T: A Game of Catch ATC on Oct 10, 2019
Comment: Thanks so much for having the courage to join this weird, out-of-control swap. Your ATC is great! Your ability to control the wildness of the catch threads enough to make them fit into the shape of the metal branch is impressive! I love the movement, whimsy and craftsmanship in the piece. Nice job! Thank you!
Response: Aw you are so very kind. Thank you for the encouragement!
LizzyJo rated for N&T: Medicated Twinkie Coaster on Sep 18, 2019
Comment: Your coaster turned out great! Fall is my fave time of year, too. It came at I good time, because lately I've needed a reminder to believe in "hope". Thank you for joining my swap.
LizzyJo rated for N&T: Backstitch ATC on Aug 20, 2019
Comment: I not only love what you made for me, I absolutely adore it! I have it hanging in my living room so I can see it easily. (I admire you for sewing it to the card stock. I was not up for that challenge.)
Response: Yay! I'm so glad you liked the fox. Thank you for the kind words and the rating.
sherba31 rated for N&T: Meditative Twinchie on Jul 6, 2019
Comment: What a delightfully beachy twinchie! Thanks so much. Love the unicorn wax seal as well. I look forward to more of this swap - YAY!
Response: I'm so glad you liked it. Thank you for the rating.
couchart rated for PH: Bird Scavenger Hunt #3 on Jun 15, 2019
Comment: Thanks for the fun bird cards plus the extra!
sharmison33 rated for R&W: Make a Poetry Journal on May 1, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful notebook filled with wonderful poetry. I loved reading them. Shel Silverstein is one of my all time favs!
USAFwife rated for R&W: Wreck It style journal on Apr 3, 2019
Comment: Oh my goodness, 10,000 hearts! Not only did I LOVE the actual journal you used, but I love how you illustrated the different points! Love this so much!
Response: I am so glad you liked this. It was fun to create. I hope you can add some pages of your own!
Comment: Thank you, esp for the extra!
jayneblonde002 rated for PH: Music PC (Blank or Naked) on Mar 12, 2019
Comment: Thank you so much for your music postcard as well as the extra.
Comment: I LOVE this so much! I love baby animals! Elephants are mine and we have 2 babies at our zoo! Thank you!!
Lonestarchild rated for AN: Bird Love #2 (global) on Feb 21, 2019
Comment: SQUEAL! Such a fun and incredibly generous package! Love it -- just love it. Adore the little bag --- exactly my kind of thing! And the cards and washi are PERFECT. Thank you so much for such a lovely swap!
Response: Yay!! I’m so glad you liked the bag. I like doing these themed swaps.
jeepermom rated for PH: Scavenger Hunt For PCs #48 on Jan 22, 2019
Comment: Oh my goodness I was so excited when I saw TWO John Wayne cards. That is awesome! I love them (and the other cards, too). Thank you so very much!
Response: I’m so glad you liked them!!
banjobraids rated for PH: Scavenger Hunt For PCs #47 on Jan 16, 2019
Comment: WOWWWwww, Valerie, these are so great! They're so perfect for me, you are such a thoughtful person! I especially love the Weddell seal, the explorer Shackleton is one of my favorites and there are lots of stories about the seals :):):) One of my great-aunts used to raise french bulldogs and they are still prized in my family. And these beetles!!! They're so amazing! I absolutely love Hercules beetles, too. Blown away, thanks so much! :):):)
Response: I’m so happy!! I’m glad I had cards you love. Thanks for the rating!
Lonestarchild rated for AN: Flower Power on Jan 12, 2019
Comment: Oh wow -- Flower Power indeed. thank you for such a lovely package! Can't wait to use the ribbon -- already know exactly what i'm doing with that! Thank you so much!
marinda rated for AN - Winter Scene on Dec 2, 2018
Comment: I love this postcard! Thank you. I love looking at pictures of snow!
simcoe54 rated for PH: Scavenger Hunt For PCs #40 on Nov 8, 2018
Comment: Thanks for the great postcards and the extra tractor card.
Comment: Thank you!

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ChrisAnne on Nov 15, 2019:

Thank you for thinking of me when you saw the great doggie Christmas fabric. I love them both.

bluehairedmary on Nov 13, 2019:

Thanks so much for the lovely Christmas card, stickers, and postcards! Hot Christmas cider sounds wonderful! ~WW November Wishlist

grammypammy on Nov 12, 2019:

WW~November Wish Thank you so much for the Christmas card, stickers and address labels. I love the snowmen labels.

kiddomerriweather on Nov 12, 2019:

Thank you for the November WW! I'm so happy to have the Christmas themed return addy labels! I was about out of the ones I already have and I just bought them. LOL! I also love the Christmas stickers. Thank you so much for thinking of me.

Bhindblueeyes on Nov 12, 2019:

Oh my goodness! I can't even begin to thank you for my happy mail Nov. wish you granted for WW! I am so pumped, you have no idea! As much as I do with perler beads, I've never seen anything like this kit!!! I can't wait to get started on it :) I'm always in need of embroidery floss so that too will be put to good use - and thank you also for some of my favorite teas! xoxoxox

sherba31 on Nov 9, 2019:

Thanks so much Valerie for the fantastic origami paper - Wonderful Wishes November!

goinjenny on Nov 9, 2019:

Thank you for the washi tape from Etsy for October Wonderful Wishes!

CariahCreates on Nov 2, 2019:

Thank you for the stickers from my Etsy wishlist. I’ve been admiring those for a while. WW October Wishlist

phillaine on Oct 30, 2019:

EEP! I can't stop smiling every time I look at these hilarious and adorable embroidery scissors (my very first pair!) you got me for my October wwwishlist, in all their rainbow-fantastical goodness. I'll think of you and smile whenever I use them, which starts today! Thank you for your kindness, and for the lovely gift. ♥

VioletLove on Oct 22, 2019:

Thank you for sending me a wonderful wish! The card is great, I can't wait to use the stickers and I absolutely love the way you decorated the envelope!

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