Swap-bot Time: August 11, 2020 8:27 pm


Date Joined: February 25, 2016
Last Online: February 16, 2018

Country: United States

About Me

I am married. We’ve been married for 34 years this year. We have 5 adorable fur babies. Our two grey and white tuxedo cat sisters are Laverne and Shirley. Lenny is a marmalade tabby and Squiggy is a tortoiseshell. They are litter mates. Before we were educated about tortoiseshell cats, we thought Squiggy was a male. Boy were we ever surprised! Her name fit in with the rest, so we didn’t change it. And then there’s Bean. He’s a white cat with a black tail and a few more splotches of black here and there. He got his name because my husband says he’s marked like a pinto pony.

Favorite Books

My favorite books are by Sue Grafton and Janet Evanovich. Before my Mom passed, she collected the first editions of the alphabet and the numbers series. I kept up with the tradition after she passed. Over all, my favorite books are cozy mysteries.

Favorite Movies

My favorite movie of all time is the original Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. I refuse to see the remake. Every time I see a remake of a movie I think is great in the first place, I am very disappointed. Another outstanding movie for me was Mary Poppins. That was the very first movie my Mom took me to see at the theater. Yes, I am that old.

I have enjoyed the last two movies my husband and I went to see at the theater. The Darkest Hour and I. Tonya. I know, I know, I have a wide and varied appreciation for movies.

Favorite Crafts

I enjoy many crafts. I am very into paper crafting. This includes rubber stamping. In fact, I won the blue ribbon for greeting card in the 2015 Kentucky State Fair! When I started rubber stamping I got wonderful "artsy" stamping instruction in Louisville, KY. Then, another stamp store opened up in Lexington. I got instruction there on a more "cutesy" level. I seem to find that most stampers prefer one over the other. But me, I enjoy both.

Recently I donated a bunch of supplies to my old high school. Until then, my friends would accuse me of getting ready to open a store! Ha!! Nope. Maybe I am an art supply junkie. Or a hoarder. That’s it, I’m probably a supply hoarder. Do they have a club or an app for that?

I crochet, and can knit simple items.

I like making jewelry. I design wedding invitations, make wedding card boxes, and decorations for weddings.

I am LOVING Zentangle, zen-doodle, ZIA, doodling, whatever you want to call it. And the new adult coloring book craze? Wow!!

Sometime this year, I am hoping to learn more about metal embossing, Pergamano, and whimsical lettering.

I try to make mixed media art. One day I may accomplish a project I'm proud of.

Favorite Television

There is no way I could ever pick a favorite television show. I don't even think I could pick a favorite genre. I love TV. I always have one on in the house just for some background noise.

I don't like watching the news. However, I tolerate it so that I can view the local weather forecast. If you watch all of that sad, bad, violent stuff, it could make you a very unhappy person. (IMHO)

Favorite Color

My favorite color is pink. Just about any color of pink will do. If I had to pick other colors, I think I would choose any of the jewel tones. Or maybe teals and aquas.

Favorite Car

My favorite car is the Subaru Forester. I am on my fourth one. They have a very high rating for safety. The only drawback to these cars is the road noise.

Favorite Annual Outing

My favorite thing to do each year is to go to Stampaway. This is a one day rubber stamping convention on Saturday, August 12th this year. 2018 is its 26th year anniversary!!! It is held at the Sharonville Convention Center which is just outside of Cincinnati. They have classes on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday before the convention. These classes are not just about rubber stamping. There are many different types of classes from which to choose. It’s all listed on their website www.stampawayusa.com. It's my "me time/get-a-way" for the last about 14 years or so.

Things I don't mind to swap

This is a quick list of things I can think of, off the top of my head, that I would like to swap:




Whatever other size *chies anybody comes up with

Decorated envelopes (just about any size)

Decorated note card with matching envelope

Greeting cards (unsigned and with a matching envelope)

Zentangle on 3 1/2" x 3 1/2" or less

Hand-decorated background paper (8 1/2" x 11" or less)

Favorite quotes

New travel post cards from my town (Frankfort, KY). I don't have a preference to in an envelope or naked. I think I'd like to receive post cards showing fun tourist attractions, local art, or homes of famous people in your local area or state. I'd also like to make and receive some post cards if anyone is interested in handmade ones.

I have recently sent a bunch of stuff to my old high school, to their art department, that would have been perfect for swapping, but I might have a few of something someone is looking for. Contact me for a one-on-one swap if you're looking for anything in particular.

Things I'd rather not swap,

These are the themes and/or things on my list of "I'd just rather not" swap:

No religious things. (I believe. Enough said.)

No politics.

I don't sew, so I don't need anything in that line.

No candy or food of any kind.

I don't drink coffee or tea.

No pornographic materials of any kind.

I am allergic to some perfumes, so none of those please. Let's just go on to say no smelly items at all.


OliviaKayyli rated for I Love Ephemera Swap! on Feb 6, 2018
Comment: Thank you so much for the variety of things you sent! There’s so much here I really appreciate it all! 💕
Response: So glad you like the package I sent. I just kept finding things, and thinking of things. Thanks for the great rating and heart!
Comment: You are SO forgiven! Life happens, don't sweat it. I would have given you a 5 anyways because this tangle is so gorgeous! All of these awesome zentangle goodies are very much appreciated! Thank you.
Response: Look at me - so late in response. I will be back on track the first of the year, promise. Thanks for the great rating!!
Comment: This tangle is beautiful :) love!
Response: Thanks!!!!
Comment: All I can say is wow! The ATC is gorgeous and sooo creative! I love all the different sizes and shapes of buttons! And you were so generous to add so many extras! BTW, the green I don't like is more kelly/emerald, I love the greens you used! Thank you so much! I appreciate that you joined my swap and I hope you'll participate again! My next swap using Embossing powder is up now!
Response: Just checking up on things at the end of the year and saw I never responded to your rating. So sorry. I will be back on track the first of the year!
bunsofaluminum rated for ATC 2017# 25: Leaves -USA- on Jun 30, 2017
Comment: Love it! All the seasons! Thanks for the special treat!
Response: So glad you got them. And, glad you like them. Leaves just made me think seasons. Thanks again for everything!!
Comment: Love them both very much! They are fantastic! Thank you so much! I will probably be borrowing some of your fab tangles! You did an outstanding job on them! Happy swapping to you...
Response: Thanks!! Go right ahead. My tangles are your tangles! ha! I like to try and look at original tangles and go by those. Sometimes I can do them, sometimes not.
Larina rated for Speedy Found Image ATC - 2017 #26 on Jun 13, 2017
Comment: You did a great job for your first found image swap. Thanks so much for the extra images! I'll do my best to turn them into awesome ATCs!
Response: Thanks! If you have any suggestions for how I can do better next time, please send me a message. I'm always looking for constructive criticism on new things I'm trying.
anotherangel rated for ATC 2017 #23: Stamped -USA- on Jun 12, 2017
Comment: Gorgeous ATC, and such a sweet note and envelope. Thank you so much!!
Response: Sorry I never responded to your great rating. I don't know what happened back in June. But as I am checking on things that were left undone this year, I want to thank you. I'll get back on track soon.
Response: Thanks so much for the great rating and heart on the "N" ATC card!
Comment: Another lovely tangle! I'm so lucky I get so many of yours. :) I love them! Thank you also for the KY PCs. It was really fun to have a mini tour of your hometown!
Response: So glad you enjoy my work. Sometimes I just like to show off the home town a bit. Glad you liked the "tour"!
Comment: Oh my goodness! There are no words to express my surprise and appreciation at receiving your generous package! The beautiful tangled "F," the massive pile of ephemera (I love every single piece!), the birthday wishes and coloring blanks, and Tom and Crow!! That envie is sitting out on my desk now so I can see it every day. You are so very sweet and you made me a happy, happy girl today! A mountain of hearts for you!!
Response: My husband and I love to watch MST3K and I happened to have those 2 stamps. Couldn't resist! Glad you like the ATCs.
Comment: Another beautiful ATC, thank you for such amazing tangles.
Response: Thanks!! I really love doing these ATCs. I am trying to keep photos of all of them. I believe I forgot to snap a pic of "M". I am trying to make them all different. I'm pushing myself because I just needed to go outside my box. Ever feel like that?
Comment: Thank you so much for the cool E! I really love how you framed it and matted it on tangles. You're too hard on yourself. (But aren't we all? :) Thank you also for the amazing extras. They warm my vintagey little heart. Oh, and I also love the notecard you sent it all in. A basket of hearts for you!
Response: Thanks. My friends always tell me I'm too hard on myself, I don't believe them either. Ha!! If I don't enjoy the project, I don't go back to it. I love these!
Comment: Wow, I am in awe of your zentangled card! Thank you! I love it!
Response: Thanks! I am having the best fun creating these!!
Comment: I loved your tangled atc! Thank you :)
Response: You are very, very welcome!!
Comment: Thank you so much for the ATC. I love it! I especially like how you made different sized boxes for the patterns. Very cool addition to my alpha collection. Thank you for the extras, too!
Response: I was hoping the boxes would be OK on these Zentangle ATC's since the swap doesn't have any hard and rigid rules. That's the first time I'd done that! Glad you liked it.
Comment: Thank you thank you thank you! I love your AT"C" and wherever did you find those adorable mini coloring cards? I will enjoy those!!
Response: Glad you liked your ATC. I gather up coloring items wherever I can find them. I have gotten several different things at Michael's. I've cut up some Adorn It 12x12" pages I bought from Scrapbook.com.
Comment: You are "A"mazing! you are very talented. I love all 3 of the ATC. I see why it was hard to decide. They are beautiful. Thank you
Response: Glad you liked them. Just wanted to make sure one of them was the right thing.
SamiE rated for ATC with a Postage Stamp on Mar 11, 2017
Comment: WOW!! Christmas in March. The ATC is beautiful. The jewelry findings are very welcomed. Many thanks for it all....
Response: You are very welcome!
Comment: keep eating chocolate pecans and you will have fat to shift.And shifting doesn't work,been trying to shift mine for years and can't get my rear in gear.
Response: I understand completely!!!

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squince on Jul 6, 2016:

Thank you for the PC scan! :D What a cool card!

RyeRye on Jul 3, 2016:

Welcome to Inspiration Station!

ScrapHappyGabi on May 14, 2016:

thank you

Thank you for the awesome journaling prompts!! I love the bright, creative artwork on the paper you used!! These will definitely keep writer's block at bay!! Have a great weekend!


rayce on May 7, 2016:

Hello KYCrafter. Welcome to Swap-bot and thank you for joining my Washi swap. Happy Swapping!!

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