Swap-bot Time: November 24, 2017 10:43 am


Date Joined: September 23, 2016
Last Online: November 22, 2017
Birthday: March 2
Country: United States

About Me

6-10-17 Post Office Update: Just found out our post office is no longer open on Saturday. I live in the county, therefore I get my mail late in the day and they pick up late in the day. Well since the post office is closed any and all mail we drop off after 3pm on Friday sits until early morning Monday and then it travels over 30 minutes to Dallas main hub to be postmarked. Now knowing this I got to start making some time adjustments on my mailing for the postal date nazi's. And if my postal carrier is running late they won't even pick up my mail. Gotta love the US postal system. But at least they are open for business occasionally. Lol.....

I love to craft especially paper crafts. I have been scrapbooking and crafting so for over 35 years and I am 44. I majored in art through college and settled as a stay at home mom position. In which I love, soon to be an empty nester. :( I design and teach classes at Scrappin Goodtime in Corsicana, TX. Such a great place with down to earth people. I am a Pagen and I respect others beliefs just as I expect others to respect my beliefs. I craft because it helps me be me and it is my therapy.

ME RATING YOU: I have finally found my pleasant place in getting onto Swap-Bot and rating. I am rating every Monday for the previous week, so unless it was resend or something we have already discussed I will rate it on Monday. If you do not get a rating from me, knowing you had sent the swap and I should of received it already, please contact me.

YOU RATING ME: Please rate my swap I sent you. In my opinion it is rude for you not to rate me for the swap that I send you. The majority of the swaps I participate in are handmade and I put thought and effort into them, so please have the curtsy to rate the swap. This applies not to just me but to others. We made an effort to personal make the swap item and to send it on time, so please be respectful; and rate the swap.

NO SMOKING POLICY: Please do not send items that smell like smoke, this is a non smoking house and I can smell the cigarette smoke on crafts that have been created in a house or room that is smoked in. It is just a gross smell that I prefer not have around me or my house.

Just something I have noticed from reading others profiles. It just gets under my skin. They only will rate you a heart if you send them goodies.!?!?!? Really!!!???? I rate off of your art work and the time and effort you put into, even if it was a resend. I do not rate nor will I ever rate someone and not give them a heart because I did not get goodies. If I give you a 5 and no heart it is because you put zero effort in your art work, you just slapped an image on it and some writing. No effort was put into it. Even if the art work is not to my liking, I will still give a heart if effort was put into it because it reflects you and your artistic personality, not mine. By the way if I do put goodies in your package it is because I felt as though I needed to you. So, if my inner spirit tells me to put goodies in your package then I will. But if you tell me on you profile you will only give me a heart if I send you goodies, well you can certainly guess you will not get goodies from me. These are swaps of artwork and things of others personality not a free hand out site. Hearts are nice but I feel they are earned through your effort and time you spent on your artwork not because someone did not send any f***ing goodies. RATE FOR ARTWORK AND ARTISTIC STYLE, that is what truly deserves a heart.

Small Talk

Well I thought I would create this little area, as a little to get to know me more info. So grab a chair with your favorite beverage. Oh, You can drink what ever you want I will not be offended. I am a very open minded person.

User Name: lilpurplepig - Well I have used this name for over 15 years. I love piglet and the color purple. Well I was trying to create a yahoo email and all my purple piglet options where already being used. Hence, I got creative and my user name was born.

OCD: I am a very organized person and always have been. I actually keep a Swap-Bot binder that keeps all the swaps I have signed up for, future swaps (mainly series swaps), working on swaps, mailed swaps, archived swaps, not rated swaps. Yes I keep up with the swaps I have not been rated for, because I took time and effort to create the swap for you and I want to have a list of non-raters that I have came across. However, that is how I keep up with all the swaps I participate in. And will check the website everyday for just a few minutes to make sure I am on top of all my swaps.

When I create things for people I use the business name "Paperophile Art". A lady that I worked with over 12 years ago helped me come up with the name. I was wanting to use Paper Art and she suggested the word love. We tried those words in different variations and it just did not click with me or sound decent. We were talking about a horrible new heading of someone we knew. Needless, to say we both got that look in our eyes and started laughing and said to each other are you thinking what I am thinking? And we were, well we did our research and paperophile is a real word. So, I always look at my business name as a way I looked for the good in a bad situation. Look up "Ophile" and there are tons of words you never knew existed.

Hope you enjoyed this little tidbit of information, now scroll down for the extras. Any questions about anything just send me a PM and I promise I will respond within 48 hours.

Favorite Crafts

Anything to do with paper. Handmade is always the best. I always love seeing others artwork and creativity and I am always loving it when I learn something new with my crafting.

PLEASE NOTE FOR ALL SWAPS & POCKET LETTER SWAPS: No need to send me extra goodies in my packages. I will accept tea as long as it within my allergy guidelines of no CITRUS. (If you do not know what citrus fruits are please send me a PM)This includes pocket letters, just send the letter if it is required. Now if the goody is part of your decoration then please put it in, because I will show it off that way. I will rate your pocket letter by you sending it to me and per the rules, except for the goody requirements. Not putting goodies in there will not count against you because I requested for you not to. However, no having the letter in the pocket page will effect your rating, if it is part of the rules. So all and all... the other rules will apply to the project and or swap.

I have been crafting for years, so I have a good stash and plus I teach classes and design for a local scrapbook store. So I have an unlimited supply of goodies at all times.

Favorite Movies

I will watch any movie except scary movies that people are purposely being stalked. They freak me out. Lol!!! I feel that some of the independent movies are the best out there. My tv in my work/craft room stays on the movie channels or movie streaming apps.

Favorite Holidays

My favorite holidays are anything to do with Halloween, Fall and Freedom. I like Christmas but really favorite part of Christmas is decorated trees. Yes, I have more than one tree and No, there are no mismatched ornaments on the tree. I am very, very OCD about my trees. For Halloween and Fall my house is extremely decorated. I hate taking it all down at the end of November.

Halloween - Any theme, love it all. Fall - Love it all too. Christmas - Snowflakes, trees, reindeer and shiny glittery things related to Christmas.

Favorite Foods

My all time favorite food is Hamburgers & French Fries. I cannot get enough of them and yes I know where all the good burger places are and most of them are mom and pop shops. My second favorite food is Tex-Mex food. Anyone from the south knows Tex-Mex has lots of spiciness to it and lots of cilantro in it. My Mexican food has got to have some kick to it or I just wont like it.


Actually for the TEA swaps please make sure you read the label of the box anything with orange peel, blossom, juice, or high amounts of citric acid will make me use my $200.00 epi-pen and an overnight stay at the ER. You will be surprised how much orange is in teas, a lot! Green Tea WITHOUT LEMON is safe and actually I have found some teas from Tuesday Morning that I can drink.Heck, you can even send me side of the box or a picture of it. Sorry, I do trust you I just like to double check because administering an epi-pen in my leg hurts like hell and all the medications the ER gives me knocks me out for two days straight. It is just down right expensive for me to take chances. Oh, and the hives and constant itching for three days afterwards is no fun either.

Favorite Television

Hubby and I watch several TV series and a few we even watch with our youngest, who is also a TV series junkie. We love the Game of Thrones, The 100, The Amazing Race, Black Sails, Walking Dead, and Christley Knows Best. We love to re watch the Deadwood series at least once a year. We just finished watching Hell on Wheels series. We are loving the new TABOO TV series, it is so good.

Favorite Books

Used to be an avid reader, however my crafts keep me busy so much I do not have time to read anymore. But I do puzzles on my IPad to help me fall asleep now.


I am a Dachshund lover, so any thing related to them will put a huge smile on my face. I own a rescue and her name is Billie and she is my love. Also I have a cat Salem that is a rescue and I love him to pieces, he has a very sad story that has officially made him a grey tabby Garfield.

Colors: My favorites that I am drawn to are Purple, Black, Lime Green & Turquoise. However, I like any color as long as it has been coordinated correctly with another color or coordinate theme with it.

Themes: I am not too picky on the theme of things. Here are some examples of some themes I like Vintage Pin-Ups and they can show boobs, Halloween, Cat , Dog, Taboo humor as long as it isn't something that should be kept behind closed doors with your loved one.


Major Dislikes:

Is not being rated for the swap that I send you. The majority of the swaps I participate in are handmade and I put thought and effort into them, so please have the curtsy to rate the swap. This applies not to just me but to others. We made an effort to personal make the swap item and to send it on time, so please be respectful; and rate the swap.

NO SMOKING POLICY: Please do not send items that smell like smoke, this is a non smoking house and I can smell the cigarette smoke on crafts that have been created in a house or room that is smoked in. It is just a gross smell that I prefer not have around me or my house.

Swappers who will only give an artist a heart if they get f***ing goodies with their swap item. RATE FOR ARTWORK AND ARTISTIC STYLE, that is what truly deserves a heart.

Disliked Themes: Tribal print, Christianity (I am Pegan), Dolls except for Quipe Dolls and Cabbage Patch dolls, CLOWNS, no clowns what so ever. They freak me out along with ventriloquist dolls or dolls period.


January rated for USAPC: Tag A Month - December Theme on Nov 21, 2017
Comment: Your tag arrived today and it made me so happy! It's beautiful and colorful and completes the year perfectly! Thank you!!
Poeprincess rated for Foxy Loxy Moos on Nov 19, 2017
Comment: I love these adorable foxes. Your 1st Moo cards are a brilliant success!
Response: Thank you so much, I am glad you liked them. They are quite fun.
Comment: Your cards are gorgeous! Thank you so much for you thought and effort! :)
MaryWolfe rated for SMSUSA: Round Robin Pen Pal #17 on Nov 6, 2017
Comment: I got the journal! It was downstairs in our office just waiting for me. Thank you for letting me know what was going on. I pray all is going ok. :)
Arabella rated for Halloween Pocket Letter on Nov 4, 2017
Comment: Cute pocket letter, Dana! Love how you used the haunted house! And love the ribbon embellishment! Great extras, too, thank you so much!
dawnielynn rated for Halloween atc Swap on Nov 3, 2017
Comment: Thanks for the fun Halloween ATC Dana! Loved the card & envie too.
dodie rated for ✂ Mason jar pocket Letter on Oct 28, 2017
Comment: Hi! Thanks you so much for the nice pocket letter you sent. The 9 themed mason jar is SO a good idea!!! Wow!! very cute and loved. Well executed also. I will check out Stampin up for sure! My secret stationnary place is Aliexpress.com but it takes around 1-2 month to get stuff check out the nice mini-card on this site.. very usefull to insert a photo in a pocket letter or make a nice shaker card :) happy swapping!!
kfaye rated for Halloween flip book on Oct 26, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the super fun Flip Book!! Happy Halloween :D
RufinaChavez rated for "We Go Together" Twinchies on Oct 26, 2017
Comment: They are best I have ever received thank you so much. Even my daughter fell in love with them.
Tasia570 rated for Pick a theme washi swap #1 on Oct 24, 2017
Comment: Thank you so much for the cool washi samples! I love them all!!!
Monastelar rated for NH: Handmade envelope & surprise on Oct 24, 2017
Comment: I got today! THANKS A LOT I ADORE IT!!! Everything is adorable!
Response: I am so happy. That poor package went through so much. Glad you liked everything. And it made it to you.
ValerieM rated for USAPC: Tag A Month - October Theme on Oct 24, 2017
Comment: This is the most lovely Halloween tag, it is fall festive and really creative. Thank you for a wonder addition to my collection
Comment: ♥ Thanks you for the creepy, crawly post card. I especially like the arm reaching for my address. Fun stuff.
Response: Your welcome. I just love Halloween, I’m glad you liked it.
naturenerd3 rated for ACL- Halloween Cat ATC -USA on Oct 13, 2017
Comment: I love it! Thanks so much
Comment: love them and thanks for extras
Comment: I knew when I saw the wrapped package with Charlie Brown that the inside would be just as impressive. Thank you for such a fine crafted cover bow that will be displayed for years to come. I love everything about it. What great goodies you added inside and out of the cigar box. Each item will be used and enjoyed. It is a fabulous swap. Hugs and Hearts, Mona
Response: You are welcome, I had so much fun making the box.
craftymimi rated for Halloween Mini Banner on Oct 2, 2017
Comment: Thank you so much for the witchy banner! It is absolutely adorable ❤! Hanging it on my cocoa bars now! XOXO Dawn
Response: I am glad you liked it. Not going to lie it was very hard to part from it.
Toby2017 rated for Halloween Greeting Card #2 on Sep 30, 2017
Comment: Thank you so much for the cards and extras!!!
Response: Your welcome and I am glad you liked the extras.
goinjenny rated for Halloween Greeting Card #2 on Sep 30, 2017
Comment: Thank you
Response: Your welcome.
Comment: Thank you for all the cool stamps! I love them all!!

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BetsyG on Nov 4, 2017:

Sent your October out today. Have a great day!

BetsyG on Oct 3, 2017:

Oh Wow! I sent your Sept letter today, and received yours today.

BetsyG on Aug 31, 2017:

I am sending your August pen pal letter today. I hope you have been spared from Harvey. I really feel for the areas affected.

BetsyG on Jul 12, 2017:

Hi Dana, Sent your July Pen Pal Letter out today. Enjoy your summer.

yvonne401 on Apr 9, 2017:

Welcome to Inches, Betwinchies & Twinchies Lovers! It's great to have you!

BetsyG on Mar 31, 2017:

Hi! Got your letter in the mail today. i sent yours out in the mail also today. Rainy Friday here in Maryland. Enjoy your day!

BetsyG on Mar 1, 2017:

OOPS! Forgot to let you know that I sent your Feb letter yesterday. Happy early Birthday!

bbsporty on Feb 13, 2017:

Handmade Postcard Club

BetsyG on Jan 21, 2017:

Received your letter today. Oh boy, it will be fun learning about each other this year.

mgallardo68 on Jan 6, 2017:

Thank you so much for my ''Tag through the Alphabet…'' goodies!!! I loved them!!

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