Swap-bot Time: March 18, 2018 6:21 pm


Date Joined: April 16, 2010
Last Online: March 15, 2018
Birthday: February 12
Country: United States
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About Me:

I have been a member for almost 8 years now. I entered into the journal books and after getting flaked on in those swaps I quit doing them. I had at least 3 or 4 of them circulating. I then went to the smaller deco books because of postage cost maybe being the reason I was not getting any back. I must have about 6 deco books out there now. I have NEVER gotten a single one of my books back in all this time. I usually only have 6 to 8 pages to be done and the themes were very simple. I don't understand why people are hanging onto these because I put a lot of work into mine and would like to at least see the result of my efforts or anyone else's.

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 1 pet. A 13 yr. old Persian.. He is my cuddle bug fur baby! 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.

I Pledge to Rate


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!!!


SouthernBell rated for Sunday Bible Verse - Package on Mar 8, 2018
Response: Thank you for rating and heart. Hope you are feeling better. I will include you in my prayers. {{Hugs}}
Comment: Loved the envelope and letter! Thank you!
Response: Thank you. I was worried it hadn't arrived. Mail has been so slow lately!
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful card and hellos!
Response: Always LOVE the butterflies! Fun to make! Thank you for rating and heart.
kfaye rated for Let's Flip for St. Paddy's Day on Feb 26, 2018
Comment: I LOVE the beautiful flipbook you made for me! I am displaying it on my mantel. The calendar card is cute too. Thank you so much :D Don't be afraid to try Pasankas...after all, it's only an egg! :) Happy St.Patty's!
Response: I had so much fun making the flip book that I have started some more. I may get up the courage to try the eggs. Thank you for rating and heart [[Hugs||
coleenfranks rated for MAE- stencil It! on Feb 17, 2018
Comment: Thank you, Lillian. You did a beautiful job on your gelli plate. And I love the rose stamped on it. Thanks for resending.
Response: I am so glad that you finally got it. Still wonder what happened to the first one sent?? Thank you for rating and heart.
Comment: Loved your card, this was a fun swap!
Response: Yes it was, I also enjoyed it. Thank you for rating and heart.
nolagirl rated for CPG Quickie - 25 punchies - US only on Jan 27, 2018
Comment: Wow! I'm really blown away by how much effort you put into this swap! I love the little envelopes. Thanks for the nice assortment of punchies!
Response: I like to have things organized so by keeping my punchies in little envelopes makes it easier to find what I am looking for. I use the little clear bags also, helps keep them all together. Thank you for heart and rating.
mjhaertling rated for Have a Heart APC on Jan 25, 2018
Comment: Your cards are so pretty and each is so unique. I love them. Thank you for them & for the heart cut-out. The card you made for sending them is also terrific. I have done several swaps with APC including a couple of mini books.
Response: Enjoy!! They were very fun to do. I will be joining more of these swaps from now on. Thank you for the heart
Germanbaby77 rated for BL ~ Spring Butterfly on Jan 22, 2018
Comment: you did an excellent job with the gel plate! very professional looking!! :) I love how the flowers and butterfly turned out too!
Response: I'm so glad you liked it. I'm going to try more prints with the Gelli plate. It was messy but a lot of fun. Also, thanks for the heart and rating.
Kalalinga rated for MAE - Using Calendar Pages on Jan 16, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the very nice selection of envelopes which will be fun to use. I really liked the gelli plate prints too - nice job!!
Response: Thank you so much. Glad you can use them and the Gelli prints were fun!
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.

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CurlyTea on Feb 12, 2018:

Happy Birthday!

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.

barbieloufromKY on Feb 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!!

racheljohnson on Mar 20, 2013:

Yay! I am glad your matchbox package arrived! It can take me a little while, but I really do like to angel my swaps. Thanks for swapping!

Gwillisinc on Feb 27, 2013:


OrigamiGrace on Feb 12, 2013:


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