Swap-bot Time: December 17, 2017 7:04 pm


Date Joined: April 16, 2010
Last Online: November 6, 2017
Birthday: February 12
Country: United States
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About Me:

I love just about all handmade/homemade things. I like making and collecting the little matchboxes I found on Swap-bot when I first joined, they are so much fun to make and get. I also like to learn new techniques and crafts that I have not tried before. I love anything crafty or to do with crafts and sewing. I enjoy gardening and growing beautiful flowers and try to grow a few vegetables. I am a retired, 30 years plus,seamstress. I worked numerous jobs, from a factory making women's and children's clothing, sewing seat covers for Chrysler Motors and doing Military sewing for 20 years at the Selfridge Air National Guard Base. I have 4 grown children, 3 boys and 1 daughter. I have been blessed with 4 grand children, 2 boys and 2 girls. I have 4 pets, 2 dogs and 2 cats, a 15 yr. old Shih Tzu, a 6 yr. old Dachshund, a soon to be 16 Russian Blue and a 11 yr. old Persian.. They are my fur babies! Family & Pets are my first loves!



Wheel of Fortune and Dateline. I also like documentaries and true stories.


I'm a sucker for tear jerker's and love stories. Out of Africa, Pretty Woman, Message in a bottle and Titantic to mention a few. Never get tired of the Wizard of Oz!


Good ole' Rock & Roll, hymns and Christian music (do not send), some country, some jazz and classical.


I read a lot when I am in the mood (have to be in the mood). History, Mystery, Trilogy, some True Story and Biography and, of course, all kinds of crafting books or magazines.


Shades of Lavender and purples but I am fond of all colors primary and pastels.

My Favorite Crafts:

I love:

Making envelopes





Pocket Letters


ATC making

Paper Crafting





Handmade Cards and items.

Anything handmade/homemade,

I collect the Disney and the Legends of Hollywood Stamps, McDonald's Barbie's and Madam Alexander doll toys. I save all kinds of items to make ATC's with. I have a collection of over 30 Shirley Temple Movies and some Disney Movies. I also save canceled postage stamps.

I like

Fairy's, birds, butterflies, dragonflies, angels, baby animals, flowers or anything floral, fabric, beads and beading, lace, glitz and glamour items, Mary Engelbreit, Hello Kitty, rubber and clear stamps. I am fond of vintage photos and items. Anything for ATC's or handmade cards and crafts.

I dislike

I am not a fan of pagan, goth, vampires or any satanistic based beliefs or decor. I don't care to get into any discussions of my religious beliefs or politics with others or have literature sent to me. Nothing that smells of smoke. I love jewelry but cannot wear much of it because of a metals allergy, I do wear some on ropes or ribbons but even the little clasps will cause me to break out after time.

My Favorite Foods

I like all fruits and vegetables, especially fresh. I eat very little meat but I love all kinds of Lake Fish. I also like nuts, brazil and macadamia are my favorite but cannot turn any down. I like my coffee in the morning and am also a tea drinker, hot or iced, not sweet, but with a dash lemon. I can not eat any dairy since cancer surgery 14 yrs. ago left me lactose intolerant. Update: I can only have decaffeinated beverages for now (Doc's orders) because of stomach ulcer.

My Wishlist

Inks or ink pads

Pens - Sakura preferred

Stamps - clear or rubber


Punched or Die cut items

ATC ephemera

Unusual canceled postage stamps

Postage stamps from your country

Vintage - anything

Lace & Ribbons




Beads or beading

Polymer Clay, Sculpty or Fimo

I Promise...

Not to be a flaker! If for some reason my package or envelope does not arrive please let me know and I will resend. I mail out my swaps the day or day after partners are assigned unless they are profile based and then I mail out within a day or two,so if it does not arrive please PM me.

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Flaked on by:

Kesja Van Passel (kessgaveithell) The February Love Matchbox # 5 Swap - Angeled by racheljohnson

carolina guzmanm (Pelusa) The Creativi-TEA Swap

Flavia Cataudella (nalfavi) The Shared Journal Experiment #6

AllieFuchs for Rainbow of Grannies R2...CALLING ALL CROCHETERS!!!

bettflow09 for Rainbow of Grannies R2...CALLING ALL CROCHETERS!!!


urocyonfox rated for Decos Only - USA June on Jun 22, 2017
Comment: Deco arrived safe and sound thank you
fairyduster53 rated for Decos Only - USA June on Jun 12, 2017
Comment: Love the stamped mermaid!!
joppagirl rated for Last Page Deco - USA April on Mar 30, 2017
Comment: Thanks Lily!
Stahlrala rated for Last Page Deco - USA April on Mar 27, 2017
Comment: got it and sending home such a cute idea
Comment: Thank you for a most beautiful ATC. And thanks for the lovely stencil
Response: So glad you like it, thank you for rating! ❤️❤️
joppagirl rated for Flower Theme Deco Swap on Mar 13, 2017
Comment: Thanks for the deco and flower seeds. At least you got me for a partner on a swap you already had to make a new deco for. We have several 'new' people who are swapping in the group so hopefully you will get some of them in future swaps.
Response: I kinda hate making new ones because I have so many out there and have never had any returned. Thanks anyway and for the fabulous rating!
shinyserra rated for Decos Only - USA March on Mar 12, 2017
Comment: This deco does look very fun but challenging. You're right! Thanks so much for the fabulous peacock papers! I will most definitely find a use for them :)
Response: Yes, quite challenging but fun to work in. Thank you for rating!
mariewilliams810 rated for Decos Only - USA March on Mar 12, 2017
Comment: The Two Suns on the cover is actually an album by the band Bat For Lashes. Eitherway, part of the beauty of deco books is to showcase multiple artist and their interpretation. I love your work and the last person's too and I can wait to put my own touch on this book. Thanks for sending it to me!
Response: This was a fun Deco, hope you enjoy it and thank you for the ❤️.
Comment: Thanks so much for such a cute adorable matchbox swap, I loved it! so much fun!
Response: You are so welcome, they are so much fun! Thank you also!
whytewillow rated for CPG Mini Pocket Letter - US Only on Aug 28, 2016
Comment: Really cute, thank you.
joppagirl rated for Last Page Deco - August on Aug 21, 2016
Comment: Thanks for the deco!
nibiru rated for Decos Only - August on Aug 2, 2016
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful deco :-)
Response: So glad that you received it, I also thought it was a beautiful deco! Thank you for rating.
Tamawi rated for Decos Only - August on Jul 28, 2016
Comment: Thanks for sharing this deco. My husband nursed a rescued "baby" when we were in college, waking up in wee hours to tend him. The released squirrel would come visit daily.
Response: You are welcome! Thank you also! They tend to bond with the one that provides them with food right away, but do take a lot of caring for while young.
Comment: ♥ Thank you for the lovely mini. Each pocket is so different from the other, it makes me wonder what a full 9 pockets from you would be like. Thanks for joining this swap.
Response: Thank you for hosting it. This was my first mini pocket letter. I do like making the full page with all different things to express the theme It allows me to be more creative. Thank you also for rating.
Comment: Thanks for the neat butterflies,
Response: You are so welcome. Thanks for rating.
Comment: Lovely butterflies! I, too found it challenging to die cut 20 different papered b'flys!:) Now we both have quite a 'Kaleidoscope collection!
Response: Yes, it makes for quite a collection. I know I will find many uses for them. I love adding butterflies to everything. Thank you for rating!
Fandanie rated for One Deco Book - July on Jul 13, 2016
Comment: Deco safely recd. Loved your Titanic entry. Very clever.
Response: Thank you so much. I have enjoyed watching the Titanic movie more than a few times.
shellbede rated for Decos Only - July on Jul 6, 2016
Comment: Thanks for the cute stickers. :-)
Response: You are welcome! Glad you liked them. Thank you for the heart!
Hell0Z0mbie rated for Decos Only - July on Jul 5, 2016
Comment: Thanks!
Response: Welcome!
ace81620 rated for Secret letter by number on Jul 1, 2016
Comment: Thank you for the code letter, tea, and stamps :) I loved learning about your place of birth. Decoding a letter is much more time consuming than writing in code! x
Response: I Agree! Thank you for rating.

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OrigamiGrace on Jan 3, 2017:

From Cheap Postage Group!


RyeRye on Jun 23, 2016:

Thanks for joining Inspiration Station!

pcmiminini on Jun 22, 2016:

Thank you so much for the lovely dishcloths! They are so special.

You are so thoughtful!

biasbabe on Mar 17, 2016:

Your so very welcome. Glad you liked the socks.

raven on Feb 29, 2016:

biasbabe on Feb 4, 2016:


To the Nuts For Sewing and Crafting Group

bbsporty on Feb 12, 2014:

Happy Birthday!

barbieloufromKY on Feb 1, 2014:

Aumonae on Jan 1, 2014:

Rhino44 on Nov 8, 2013:

You are so nice!!!! Thank you so much for sending the Petoskey stone postcard -- that was so thoughtful of you. They look so cool; your collection must be amazing. I love it, thank you!!

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