Swap-bot Time: December 15, 2019 6:22 pm


Date Joined: February 20, 2009
Last Online: December 15, 2019
Birthday: March 4
Country: United States
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About Me

The first MY FLICKR PHOTOS LINK has older photos of swaps on the Albums link.

The second MY FLICKR PHOTOS LINK has newer swap photos.


I rate. It completes the swapping transaction, and it's just the right thing to do. I also believe in rating fairly. I like to send a few extras with my swaps, if I have something I think you'd like, and you have no objections. I always check profiles for that info. I love reading your profiles, and I really like the idea of paying forward something you might use in a future swap.

I give out hearts for the swap you send, not the extras.

Please don't ever feel obligated to give me a heart. Please rate me for the swap I make and send, not any extras I may tuck in. Thank you. :)

I was born in California but grew up in Memphis Tennessee. I have three grown children.

My husband, John, is in the Air Force and we move often, every 2 or 3 years. We recently moved back to the states from Germany. ( summer 2016)

I am a non-smoker. I like to garden and read and I love movies. I believe in ghosts and I love anything Halloween.

Favorite Crafts

I like to do paper crafts. ATCs, Inchies, Twinchies, Tags, Bookmarks, Small Books, Matchboxes etc.

Here is my "LIKES" list, although, really, I am sure I will love whatever you send me. I value your creativity.

  • My favorite styles/themes are- Vintage, Retro, Tim Holtz, Dark and Creepy.

  • Not into Victorian. Ric-rac, yes. Lace, not so much.

  • Almost any color works for me but I am not a fan of neon bright colors. I love pink.

    I really, really love Halloween!

For any future Halloween swaps I may join-

I love creepy, scary, vintage-y, glittery, dark-old-house, Halloween stuff. Any time of year. I can always use Halloween themed craft items. I keep my supplies out year round. I love the old Universal Monster films, and old horror films in general. Classic black cats, bats, and witches.

I definitely have a dark side, and besides Halloween, I love old murder cases and mysteries, such as-

Jack-the Ripper, Lizzie Borden, the Villisca Iowa Ax Murders, The Texarkana Moonlight Murders, etc.

  • I like old ribbon, buttons, sewing trims and notions.
  • Old book pages, ephemera.
  • Vintage and interesting postcards, ad cards.
  • Die-cuts.
  • Anything I can use in paper crafting having something to do with my themes/likes. Hitchcock, Halloween, Lizzie Borden etc.
  • I like birds, toadstools, gnomes, Paris, werewolves, New Orleans, owls, bits of old hat veiling.

So, if you need to send something to me (supplies) or make something for me (inchies, ATC etc), any of the above will make me very happy. BUT, I am really easy going and easy to please. This list is only to give you some ideas in case of profile specific swaps.

As for "DISLIKES" - I don't really care for Kawaii or anything child-oriented. I don't offend easily, so, no worries there, and I like receiving religious items, especially Catholic items.

Favorite Movies

I love movies- I have a pretty good collection of Hitchcock films, and many, many, many horror movies, old and new. I also like some older foreign films and classics.

Favorite Music

I love Joy Division, Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, Bishop Allen, REM, Bob Dylan, The Clash, Dinosaur Jr., Hot Hot Heat, The Handsome Family, Arcade Fire. Etc...


Michelle0329 rated for VTHS: Send 2 #2 on Oct 8, 2019
Comment: Oh My GOODNESS!!! Thank you for a wonderful package!!! I loved everything you sent!!! Thanks again!!
sweetgypsy rated for VTHS: House Shaped ATC on Sep 18, 2019
Comment: Cynthia, thank you so much for the beautiful house. I truly love it. Thank you for including things from my profile too. :) Wonderful, wonderful swap!
luleemik rated for Halloween Whimsy Pocket on Jul 20, 2019
Comment: OMGosh---one of the nicest swaps I've received in awhile:) Your creation is outstanding! LOVE all of the extras which will definitely be showing up in future swaps!! Thank you for joining the fun and being a super swapper!
Response: Thank you for all your hosting, and fun swap ideas. Very glad you liked your swap! And thanks for the kind comments.
Comment: Thank you so much for a great swap! Awesome, beautiful pocket and I love all my goodies.
Response: Thank you for your comments, I'm very happy you liked your swap!
donetta rated for TIMs: Inchies—Whatever on Jun 19, 2019
Comment: Ohhhhh, Cynthia! One of my neighbors actually received this package, and AFTER OPENING IT, took it to the apartment office so it could be returned to me. I have to say, your inchies are exquisite. They make me determined to try something new with my own inchies...the lovely dimension of them is fabulous! They are treasures, for sure. Now, I'd like to address the tin full of sweet extras: I am blown away! It's like a treasure chest! So, so many little amazements to play with! I know it's not enough to simply say "thank you"...but truly, from the bottom of my heart, I DO thank you! And when you said you've been an admirer of my work...what a wonderful compliment! If you could see some of the stuff I sent out in my early swapping days, you would laugh and/or gasp with horror! xoxo!
Response: You're welcome, Donetta, thank you for your comments, they are special to me. I love trying to make something nice for my swaps, and i'm really happy you liked the inchies I made. I know you'll put everything I sent to good use! And, I hear you about early swapping days, we could laugh together!
Comment: Lady, your pieces of art are AMAZING!! I wish I could take lessons from you. I really am in awe at these...and your presentation...wonderful!! Thank you so much for the inspiration.
Response: Thank you very much for the kind words! I'm really happy you liked your swap, that makes my day!
Poeprincess rated for TIMs: Bees Betwinchies on Jun 4, 2019
Comment: These are adorable! Your envelope enclosure & goodies are neat, too. Thank you for joining this swap & giving me so much inspiration.
Response: You're welcome! I'm happy you liked them, thank you for your comments.
Comment: Beautifully done I love them. Thank you for swapping I hope to swap with you again.Have a great spring.
Response: Thank you, I'm glad you like your swap.
christywebb rated for 21 Pages of Inspiration on Mar 13, 2019
Comment: I don't even know where to begin! So much inspiration, including the presentation and packaging! I'm using it all - don't know how or when for everything yet but it will all be appreciated in some way! Thank you!
Response: Good! I'm very happy you like the papers I picked out! I wanted to bundle up the papers in a prettier way, on their own they seemed a bit boring.
TiffanySmart rated for ETHP: 10 step ATC challenge #3 on Mar 10, 2019
Comment: Oh my goodness!! I just love this awesome ATC card!! It turned out great!! Adorable packaging which is always fun, and thank you so much for the TH extras!
Response: You're welcome! I'm glad you like it, thank you for your comments, and the rating.
Comment: Cynthia: If I could give you 10 hearts I would! Your inspiration packet is just incredible. I love all the papers you chose and the vintage ephemera are all the kinds of things I love. Such a wonderful collection of trims and ribbons and beautiful vintage buttons and pins. And the box you packaged it all in was so well done - can you tell me who made the wonderful papers you used on it? I love them! Thank you so much for just a brilliant swap - I love it all!
Response: Yay, so glad you liked everything! I had so much fun putting that together. The script paper on the box is from Canvas Corp. 2017, Chocolate and Ivory French Script ccp2274, but I don't even know where I got it. The blue lattice paper is from Hobby Lobby, some small paper pad of theirs. And the blue circle paper is just a magazine page. Hope that helps! Thank you for the comments, and the rating!
mandymo rated for VTHS: Stencil Smooshing ATC on Mar 8, 2019
Comment: Ooooooh! I love how your ATC turned out! It looks like the sky with that perfect little city scape below. It is wonderful and you have given me some ideas for when I make mine. :) I am also obsessed with that envie you made using the bottom of a paper bag! How ingenious! I will definitely be using the extra backgrounds. Thank you so very much for sharing your creativity with me!
Response: Very happy that you like the ATC. I'm new to stencil smooshing, but I love how the colors blend together. Thank you very much for your comments, and the rating!
sassafrass rated for VTHS: ATC - Punch It/Use It on Feb 26, 2019
Comment: I absolutely love your ATC! How could I not?! The background and colors are beautiful and everything is just perfect and beautiful (as I expected). So happy to finally own a "Lishmo" original! Thank you for the wonderful goodies too! I love all the little things you sent and look forward to using them. Thank you for swapping!
Response: Thank you, Christine, for your kind, kind, words. Glad you liked it, I look forward to our swaps. :)
mrscharlesallen rated for VTHS: Send 2 on Feb 20, 2019
Comment: Wow fantastic,, love the matchbox. I have never seen anything like it, made my day. Thank you for the other extras I love it all . Hope to swap with you again.
Response: I love decorating matchboxes, there used to be a lot of swaps for them. Really happy you like it!
scrappermama rated for TIMs: Hearts & Flowers on Feb 14, 2019
Comment: Beautiful! Thank you very much! Haha! I'm always glad to know another "junk" collector. The extras are YUM!!!! Looking forward to using them!!
Response: You're very welcome! I'm glad you like your swap. :)
Poeprincess rated for IBATL: Sweet Swap on Feb 12, 2019
Comment: I love the Simply soft & beautiful Betwinchies, the card they came in and the note of appreciation. Thank you so much.
Response: You're welcome! I'm glad you like them. :)
choke rated for ACT: Rubber stamped coin on Feb 12, 2019
Comment: I LOVE your creative coin so much!! I am so glad you didnt redo it because this is stunning! I don't even think of lime green when I see twisted citron, it is a fabulous color. I guess I got turned off of lime green when it became that trendy color that you'd see on ugly Target notebooks or "accent" pillows. (Nowadays the trendy color seems to be that awful turquoise, but I stil looooove peacock feathers!!) What you created is so beautiful, I love all the detail you added to the stamped image and the sentiment is a perfect match. The handmade envelope pocket was a sweet touch too. All around fabulous swap as always from you, thank you so much!
Response: You're very welcome, so happy you like it! I love those colors, and now I know I'm not alone in using TH to name my colors.
PaperPassion rated for TIMs: “MOOny Eyes on Jul 11, 2018
Comment: I think the moo's you sent to me are beautiful.The favorite ones I have yet to receive.The packaging was beautiful also.Thank you for all the time and care you put into making sure everything was perfect.
Response: You're welcome, I'm glad you like them! It's funny how doing the same style of crafting in a different size is... well, different. I enjoyed making them, though.
PaperPassion rated for Inchies-Senders Choice on Jun 22, 2018
Comment: Cynthia, thank you so much for the beautiful inchies,they are perfect.Thank you again for the extras you sent to me I will use everyone.Beautifully packaged and a joy to receive.
Response: Oh, I am very happy that you like the inchies I made! Thank you for the comments, they are very much appreciated.
luleemik rated for Crappy Whimsy Pocket: Planting on Jun 8, 2018
Comment: OMGosh I LOVE this pocket! I have never seen purple pole beans and the packet is so me! Who would have thought you could create a shabby chic theme. Love the soft lavender shades and all of the teeny tiny little treasures inside. Thanks for sending a wonderful swap:)
Response: I'm very happy you liked your swap! I enjoy lots of different themes. Thank you for the comments!

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VivaLaDiane on Jun 12, 2019:

Same back to you love. ♥♥♥

choke on Jun 2, 2019:

Just stopping in to say hi and I was thinking of you. I hope you had a fabulous weekend! Sending my love and hugs always xoxo

sassafrass on Mar 31, 2019:

I was thinking of you and hoping that you and your son are both doing well.

VivaLaDiane on Mar 27, 2019:

Checking in on you. I hope you're feeling better. You are loved here. Just don't forget that. ♥♥♥

sassafrass on Mar 14, 2019:

((hugs)) to you! Keeping you all in my thoughts ♥

VivaLaDiane on Mar 14, 2019:

Whippet on Mar 13, 2019:

Gentle hug for you, Prayers for your son at this time.

CurlyTea on Mar 4, 2019:

Happy Birthday!

choke on Feb 12, 2019:

Thank you SO much for your generosity Cynthia! The laboratorie papers are just fabulous, I never expected to receive so much!! The periodic table, the handwritten chem notes, the bottles and experiment setups, ooooooohhhhweeeee!! Even though you sent so much I will have a hard time using it, I just want to treasure it forever! I will definitely be saving it for my very special projects! Thank you a million times over for sharing so much with me, I am totally geeking out over it all!

Sandara333 on Feb 28, 2018:

You better take a photo of that whimsy jar you send out. I would love to see it...because I know it'll be fantastic! That swap was the one that I really wished I had joined instead of the pink one.

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