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Date Joined: August 18, 2009
Last Online: October 20, 2016
Birthday: March 16
Country: United States
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About Me


I usually post pictures of Swaps that I have sent to my FLICKR account. If you are expecting a swap from me and do not want to see it ahead of time, do NOT look at my Flickr account.

Retired from the US Navy. Married, 3 grown kids, 6 grandchildren.

I am a Geocacher, Postcrosser, Letterboxer & Bookcrosser, fisherman and hunter.

I bowl, play racquetball, golf, and shoot competitively as a member of the I.D.P.A.

This is ME

I shoot too!

Favorite Music

I like ALL kinds of music.

Classical, classic rock, country, jazz, blues, Hip-Hop, some Rap, gospel & YES ... even opera!

Favorites: Jack Johnson, Bob Marley, Bob Dylan, Ruthie Foster, John Mayer, Buddy Guy, Neil Young, The Decemberists, Eric Clapton, Garth Brooks, Alison Krauss, Traveling Wilburys, Mark Bryan, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Josh Groban, The Vaughn Brothers, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Sawyer Brown...

Favorite Books

Grisham, John Sandford, Andrew Vachss, Stephen King, Stephen Ambrose, John Katz, Cop stories, Suspense, WW II History, Books about golfing (Not instructional books, but books about golfers and golfing stories.)

Favorite Television

I RARELY miss Jeopardy! Favorites are LOST, Heroes, NCIS, and cop shows. I enjoy watching Pro & college football and basketball, though I'm not a big sport's nut. I just like any good game.

My work schedule is really weird, so I'm usually in bed by 8 PM, so the TV that I watch is often on tape delay. Maybe I need TIVO! LOL

Favorite Crafts

Crafts ... Well! I'm not really what you would call a crafter, but I enjoy learning new things.

I have been a letterboxer for a few years and I have made some handmade rubber stamps, nothing extremely detailed, but not too bad either.

I recently had a POSTCROSSING card to send and could not find exactly the right card so I made my own. It turned out pretty well ... I think!

If there is something I don't know how to do and I want to try it, I get a book from the library or research on the internet, and I try it. If I send you something that I've never tried before, I hope that you won't be disappointed. I'll let you know if it is a first attempt, so PLEASE keep that in mind when you rate me. I am all heart and very enthusiastic anyway! I WON"T send you a piece of crap, I promise!

I don't know that I have FAVORITE crafts yet. I'm trying new things all the time. However, I favor:

ATC's HANDMADE Postcards FABRIC Postcards

I am currently working on my first:


I am dabbling in: WATERCOLOR & ACRYLICS

Swaps I have participated in!

Weekend Postcard Swap #5 (naked)

Handmade Postcards #1 : Black & White

☮Multiview PC Swap #3☮

♥Handmade Postcards #2 : Pink♥

Fountain or Building Postcard #2

It's about TIME ATC Swap

Private ATC Swap CrowsFox and JohnnyDingo

Private swap between JohnnyDingo and Patrica


Mug Me!

Beginners fabric postcard swap #2 - Christmas


Well, this is aimed at my Chat-room group, specifically for the 69 WTA! ... Ladies!

You probably know more about what I need than I do. Maybe you can even push me in a new direction, but for now, my main interest is ATC's, so I am looking for:

-Images -Letters -Embellishments, i.e. ribbon, stickers, tiny bling, floss, yarn, string or fabric scraps, lace, burlap, buttons. -Paper, i.e. various background pages, watercolor paper, sheet music, card stock, tissue (LOL-inside joke,) playing cards, tarot cards, old dictionary pages, canceled postage stamps, tickets, playbills, paper foreign money, etc.

Anything will do. I will be happy to have anything you think I could use that isn't listed. I'll update this when I learn more about what I'm trying to do.


Competitive shooting in the I.D.P.A.





schwarzie rated for Postcard CITY AT NIGHT #2 on Apr 2, 2012
Comment: Thank you for beautiful postcard and nice stamps~ And I'm really sorry, but couldn't rate earlier.
lefroggy rated for My First Zine Swap on Nov 22, 2011
Comment: thank you, it was an interesting Zine :)
Rubyfreckles rated for My First Zine Swap on Nov 17, 2011
Comment: Great job!
Response: Thank you! Can't wait to see yours!
macaronibaby rated for 100,000! on Nov 10, 2011
Comment: OH. MY. STINKIN'. GOSH. What a GREAT package! I wish I could give you about 50 hearts for the "Ernie" envelope and the amazing goodies! Fabulous, one-of-a-kind hand made papers, Japanese embellished papers, pages torn from old French and is it Greek? textbooks, vintage illustrations, beautiful hand made envelopes, ribbons, stickers, embroidered patches, lace, SO MUCH COOL STUFF! By the way...love the dingo card and your nickname. Way cool. You send packages like I like to send packages...full to bursting! Thanks for spoiling me. I truly appreciate the extra effort you put into this 100,000 Swapbot Swap! Marti
jojoanna rated for "My Pet" HANDMADE POSTCARD on Sep 20, 2011
Comment: cute! thank you :)
piratecaptainmo rated for No Paper Allowed ATC Swap on Sep 16, 2011
Comment: Thank you for the cool ATC and wonderful extras!
courtmm11 rated for STATE POSTCARD SWAP on Sep 12, 2011
Comment: LaPierre.... your freinds name huh...and it isn't that common of a name... Thank you for sharing that...Great card...Pat
draco rated for Mini Journal of Lists on Sep 12, 2011
Comment: thank you. we have a couple of things in common
susieq11 rated for STATE POSTCARD SWAP on Sep 10, 2011
Comment: Thanks for the great postcard - I love it! Hope you make it back to the Buckeye State one day! : )
Comment: I think you're the first guy I've heard admit he likes The Princess Bride. :D "The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald" - yes! I love that song too. Whenever I hear it, I have to stop and just listen. Roadrunner was my favorite and I even had Roadrunner & Coyote bedsheets. remember Johnny Quest too and I agree there aren't any good cartoons anymore. Freshly mown hay - I wish they made a perfume of that scent. Your lost car story is perfect!! LOL. Thanks for sharing. It's always great to get a guy for a partner since this place is overrun with women - guys' answers are always so different. :)
Response: Thanks! This was a cool swap. Fun, easy. Nothing like completing a swap the same day that partners are assigned! LOL
Comment: Loved your answers :)
Response: Thanks. It was a fun and easy swap!
TZ rated for Random Postcard Swap #7 on Jul 5, 2011
Comment: Thanks!
Comment: Thanks for the lovely ATC :) Loved the extras too, Thanks.
Rubyfreckles rated for Journaling- ANYTHING GOES on Apr 16, 2011
Comment: This sure was an extra special package!! Deserves infinite hearts! Always a great swapper :)
LeishaCamden rated for Kingly postcards on Mar 24, 2011
Comment: Thank you for this great handmade postcard!! I was actually hoping that I would get an Elvis themed card for this swap ... !! :-) So thank you for making it for me, I really appreciate it. :-)
preston13 rated for The Revolution... Dual ATC Swap on Mar 24, 2011
Comment: This was my first ATC swap. I really enjoyed making the cards. I also really enjoyed receiving.

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RyeRye on Apr 4, 2012:

Rubyfreckles on Mar 24, 2012:

Poke! :) I see you!

RyeRye on Oct 5, 2011:

Johnny I am so sorry to hear about your wifes' health issue. I am sending positive thoughts her way!~

LINDA50 on Sep 23, 2011:

Hey Johnny! I just saw the picture of your Think Outside the Whimsey Jar Swap. I would have been thrilled to receive that. Fantastic job, I might just have to swap stalk you.

draco on Sep 12, 2011:

you said you like sauerkraut. ever have chili with sauerkraut as an ingredient? my step-father makes his this way.

RyeRye on Sep 9, 2011:

Thanks for being a member of the Crafting Queens~

RyeRye on Sep 3, 2011:

Rubyfreckles on Apr 13, 2011:

I can't believe i have seen you through 2 birthdays already-- hard to believe, idn't it? :P lol

denimblu14 on Mar 16, 2011:

Happy Birthday, I hope you have a great day!

LadyStephanie on Mar 10, 2011:

Happy Early Birthday!!!

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