Swap-bot Time: October 28, 2020 6:52 pm


Date Joined: June 30, 2019
Last Online: July 30, 2020
Birthday: May 3, 1973
Country: United States

Favorite Crafts

Papercrafting is my main interest. I have so many supplies, I just converted a bedroom into a craft room. And I would love to share and swap!

I have been scrapbooking ever since I can remember. While going thru some boxes recently, I found a scrapbook I made for a school history project when I was 10yrs old!

I also do a lot of card making. Each year, I hand make at least 50 Christmas cards, in five or six different styles, to mail out to friends and family.

In June 2019, I was simultaneously making 60 baby shower invites w/RSVP cards for my sister, 50th birthday invites for a co-worker, and 100 save the date wedding cards for my niece.

Interactive cards are my favorite, especially shaker and shadow box cards.

Within the last couple of years I have gotten into art journaling and junk journals. I follow Dyan Reaveley and Dina Wakley because I love their funky styles. I have also gotten into the grungy steampunk look, so I have a lot of Tim Holtz stuff too.

I do some stamping, but mostly to accent my cards or journals.

Favorite Movies

I grew up going to Star Wars with my dad, and still love the original movies to this day. For some reason, I have always identified with the bad guys, so my desk at work in covered in Darth Vadar, Stormtroopers, and Bobba Fett toys.

I love animated movies and the Incredibles is my favorite. I also like the Despicable Me movies, Monsters Inc, Zootopia, Up, and Who Framed Roger Rabbit.

I like to watch scary movies that are suspenseful, but not super gory. Old school horror like the Exorist, Poltergeist, Carrie, the Shining, and the Omen get me every time. Recently I have been watching the Conjuring series.

About Me

I have lived in Illinois my whole life, first in the Chicago suburbs and now Springfield. I have been with my civil union partner Kari since college. Last year, we bought a new house as our 25 year anniversary present! Kari's family lives close, so we spend a lot of time with her brother, niece, and nephew. I love to cook, bake, and make candy. I am famous for pecan clusters I make with homemade caramel!

Favorite Television

I watch a lot of shows on the Science, Travel, and History Channels. I like Expedition Unknown, America Unearthed, Mysteries of the Abandoned, Food Paradise, Legendary Locations, and What on Earth. Josh Gates cracks me up with his mixture of humor and enthusiasm.

I like funny shows about crazy family life like Married with Children, Shameless, Malcolm in the Middle, the Simpsons, and Single Parents.

I also like reality shows about the outdoors, especially Alaska, like The Last Alaskans, Life Below Zero, Alaska-the Last Frontier, and Mountain Men. Sue Aikens at the Kavik River Camp is the TV personality I would most like to meet.

I have always liked kitschy shows about the paranormal. First there was Buffy the Vampire Slayer, then Charmed, and now Supernatural. Now that Supernatural will be having it's last season, I guess I will have to find a new show...

Likes and Dislikes



-anything Star Wars (especially the bad guys!)

-wood embellishments

-paper maps

-old newspapers (reprod ok)

-anything steampunk theme

-metal embellishments

-anything dragon

-black and white washi tape

-anything Asian themed

-old postcards from area where you live

-colored vellum

-landscapes or animals pics from old books

-anything art deco themed

-brads that look like screws

-anything Halloween or fall

-embellishments or paper with lemons, limes, or watermelon

-quotes, handwritten or printed

-cards from old games like trivial pursuit, candy land, monopoly, etc

-decorated envelopes or pockets for my journals

-chipboard embellishments


-Tea (I am a devoted coffee drinker!!)

-Pink colored or girly stuff

-Cat themed stuff

-Bible or Christian stuff


Conni59 rated for Chunk O Cardboard - April 2020 on May 6, 2020
Comment: Thanks so much! Love peanut butter and jelly so I totally get it! Comfort food
Comment: Love Brownies with Cream Cheese and Cheesecake.. Cute Idea for a Post Card. Got it in today's mail...
MailArtbyJac rated for Chunk O Cardboard - April 2020 on Apr 22, 2020
Comment: Thank you very much :)
matt319 rated for MEGA Touristy Postcard Swap USA #19 on Apr 13, 2020
matt319 rated for Let's swap Tourist PCs #2 on Apr 10, 2020
LuvMyKitties rated for Junk Journal -Newbie/Mini on Apr 7, 2020
2Hearts rated for FTLOC#1-Random Envelope on Apr 1, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the very thougtful swap!
Comment: Thank you for the super cute postcard! Those plans sound fun. Hopefully you'll still be able to do something around them!
4Friends rated for MEGA Touristy Postcard Swap USA #19 on Mar 25, 2020
Comment: thank you
Comment: Thank you!
Comment: Thank you for the London PC. Very nice! I hope you get to go to all of your fun conventions and see your niece. You have a fun month planned!
Comment: Again, stamped but no message?
Response: I thought your profile said you wanted them blank???
goinjenny rated for Postcard Swap #7 on Mar 16, 2020
Comment: I don't understand why you didn't write a message since you stamped it?!
Response: I thought your profile said that you did NOT want them written on
Wyopenpal rated for Postcard Swap #7 on Mar 16, 2020
Comment: I love the color post card! Hope you had fun at the crafting conventions. We don't have any of those here.
squince rated for MEGA Touristy Postcard Swap USA #19 on Mar 13, 2020
Comment: Cute card!
Comment: Thanks for the great card and note! Sounds like you’re going to have lots of fun!
Comment: Love the pc! Have fun crafting! I miss going to the conventions with my gal pals. Enjoy extra for me! Thanks!
Comment: Cool postcard. Thanks!
FLWAVE rated for Coffee themed snailmail on Mar 2, 2020
Comment: Wow! Thank you so much for the awesome coffee swap package! The Dulce de Leche Cookie coffee looks yummy…definitely gonna try it in the morning. Super cute coffee dish towel. I am just smitten with the mini coffee journal you made, and all of the extra goodies you included with it! I really appreciate the thoughtfulness and effort you put into creating a beautiful swap!

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institches on Jul 8, 2019:

Welcome to swap-bot and Thank you for having such a well filled profile!

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