Swap-bot Time: February 28, 2024 9:27 pm


Date Joined: February 20, 2009
Last Online: February 26, 2024
Birthday: March 4
Country: United States
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About Me


I rate. It completes the swapping transaction, and it's just the right thing to do. I also believe in rating fairly.

I give out hearts for the swap you send, not the extras. I'm always excited to see what you've made, or the swap you've put together. Extras are appreciated, but not required.

Please rate me for the swap I make and send, not any extras I may tuck in. Thank you. :)

My husband retired (December 2020) from the Air Force after 26 years. We have settled in San Antonio for now, and it's so lovely spending time with family, finally!

Favorite Crafts

I'm really enjoying mixed media type art. I've started working more with paints, and inks. I love gelli printing!!!

Mostly I make ATCs, Artist Trading Coins, Inchies, Twinchies, Tags, Small Books, Matchboxes etc. Paper crafts.

I also like to join swaps for inspiration kits, or supply kits.

I love being inspired by my swap partner, I love seeing what you create, and encourage you to make what you love, use the colors you love, although I am adding a list of likes, and dislikes, in case of a profile specific swap.

But! I am not picky, at all.


Mixed Media/Collage.

Gelli printed.

Retro/50's 60's 70's.

Halloween (not too cute, I love spooky, dark things) any time of year.

Dina Wakley.

Tim Holtz.

Bold Graphics/Colors.


Old buttons, hat veiling bits, rhinestones, glitter.

Birds, elves, mushrooms, leaves.

Green, blue, black, pink, yellow.

Matchboxes, any tiny boxes, I love tiny things.


Really, anything. I love ad cards, too. I'm not picky, and don't mind if they're sent in an envelope or naked.


Retro, Classic, Haunted House, Dark, Spooky.

Bats, cats, ghosts, Hammer Horror, Universal Horror. 80's slashers, and Elevated Horror.

I like Halloween themed matchboxes, inchies, tags.


Brighter colors.

I grew up in the 70's, when we had hot pink, olive green, and bright turquoise ribbons, and gift wrap.

Modern or retro style.

Cute deer, nature, leaves, snow, Christmas trees.

All that being said, I am seriously not picky. But I appreciate knowing what my partner likes, so, now you know what I like in particular, but I like being surprised, or awed, or inspired, by YOUR choices.

DISLIKES/ Please Do Not Send -

For swaps that specify checking the dislikes of a partner.

No scented items, please.

Nothing chocolate, or melty. San Antonio is just too hot.

No candles, lip balm, makeup, again, too hot here.

Nothing Victorian themed, please, just not my favorite.

Favorite Music

I got a turntable a couple of years ago, I love collecting records! I love Neil Young, Gram Parsons, Joy Division, Son House, Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, REM, Bob Dylan, Dinosaur Jr. and on and on.


YooperHill rated for TIMs: Anything Goes Moos (1:2) on Jan 28, 2024
Comment: GORGEOUS!!! AMAZING!!❤️❤️❤️❤️. So glad I was your partner too! I like the PC that reinforced them too.
Response: Thank you so much! I'm very happy you liked your swap. I love postcards, they have many uses.
Lonestarchild rated for UHM: Pick 5!! on Sep 30, 2022
Comment: Oh.My.Goodness. This is very likely the nicest package I've ever received on SB. Terribly sweet and creative. I loved going through all the little bits and pieces -- so many things that just scream ME! Such a lovely surprise on this dreary rainy day. Thank you so much!
Response: Well, thank you so much! I truly enjoyed putting the swap together for you, I'm happy you like it - thank you, again, your comments are so sweet!
Comment: Wow. You went above and beyond what was asked for in the swap. Thank you for all the fun stamped images and the packaging was terrific. Happy Halloween season!
Response: Thank you, I'm really glad you liked your swap! Happy Halloween season to you, too!
jannieb rated for EASU: Free Theme Inchie/Twinchie on Aug 10, 2022
Comment: OMG! Thank you for such a wonderful swap. I am so impressed with your inchies & the little inchie book you made for them. I had never seen one of them before. It is fantastic. Also, thanks for all the goodies. The metal pieces are awesome & right up my alley! (I am going to send you a PM to see where you got them :) Grayson was so happy to receive his goodies too. He helped me open the package & had a big smile on his face. You really made both of our days! I appreciate your kind words & all the great stuff :)
Response: I'm so glad you liked the inchies, I love making them, and challenging myself to use lots of layers and techniques. And I appreciate you rating the swap. The extras I send if I see something in a profile I think someone could use. And I'm more than happy to send something to Grayson. That made my day.
CookieMomster78 rated for EASU: Your Choice Art Swap on Jul 9, 2022
Comment: Oh wow, these are the most beautiful inchies I’ve ever seen. Thank you so much for sharing them along with a matching ATC for my collection, and wrapping them up in pretty paper folio. I feel so special today! Hearts 🥰 for truly making my heart feel happy 😊. I really appreciate your artful creations and the time that you put into making this swap special!
Response: You are so very welcome, I am really glad you like your swap. Your comments have made my day, thank you!
ItaliaGirl863 rated for TIMs: Twinchie Time on Jun 10, 2022
Comment: Thanks so much Cynthia, for my beautiful artwork! I love twinchies too! You did such a great job and I love them!! The tag is also amazing! I hope that you and your pup are well! Take care! Thanks so much!!❤️
Response: You're welcome! I'm glad you like them, I enjoyed making them for you - thank you very much for your comments, and for the rating!
Comment: Gorgeous, absolutely gorgeous!!! The colors you chose are great, I love everything about them. Thank you for such an amazing swap and the extras you tucked in. I love that ribbon, lol. I haven’t shopped at Maurice’s in a long time. I need to get out more. Yes’m we are close. One of these days we should do a meet up. Do some crafty shopping & lunch. Again, thank you for the beautiful swap!! ❤️
Response: You are so welcome! I'm very happy you like the rosettes I made! I got the ribbon in San Angelo when we were stationed at the Air Force base there, quite a few years ago. Found it at an antique mall.I think they're labels, for the clothing. Thank you so much for your comments, I really appreciate it, and thanks too, for the rating!
YooperHill rated for EASU: Free Theme ATC Coin on May 9, 2022
Comment: Hello! I LOVE the AT coin you sent & the clever note! Thank you friend!
Response: I'm really happy you like it, I'm glad I got to send to you. Thank you for the comments!
Comment: Oh my gosh - so much goodness I can't even pick which I like best. Thank you so much!
Response: You're very welcome! Glad you liked it- thank you for the rating, and your comments!
tatntole rated for CQ-- Mini mail challenge !! -US on Apr 25, 2022
Comment: What a lucky girl I was getting you for my swap partner! Thank you so much for your creative package. I know the tin box it was shipped in was not part of the swap but, wow is it ever cool. I'm setting this box on my dresser, with its contents, as the treasure received it is. Thank you for signing everything so I will always know who I received it from.
Response: I'm so happy you liked your swap, I enjoyed making everything, I love tiny things. Thank you very much for your comments, I really appreciate that, and thank you for the rating.
Comment: Thank you so very much for the awesome swap and all the great Halloween goodies you enclosed! I loved everything you sent and enjoyed reading your Halloween memories and stories. Your box arrived in a postal body bag and was pretty beat up but thankfully everything inside was good!
Response: I'm so sorry the swap arrived in that state! I'd like to think that the postal service would treat a priority box better. But I'm really glad the contents weren't damaged! And glad you liked your swap!! Thank you for your rating, and comments.
Response: I hope the swap was okay, thank you for the rating.
Comment: Oh my gosh Cynthia. Your flip book was gorgeous and the card also. Nearly took my breath away. So pretty. Thank you so much for making my day. Lots of hearts and hugs to you :0)
Response: Thank you for your comments, you're very kind! I'm just so happy you liked it, and thank you for the rating.
sweetgypsy rated for FJPP: Paper Pack on Jun 16, 2021
Comment: Ver nice swap presentation. It was all put together so nicely. Great papers too! I look forward to using them. Thank you! :)
Response: Sorry it took so long for me to thank you for your rating, I appreciate the rating, and your comments, glad you liked your swap.
LaughingLoon rated for CH - Tin full of Tinies! on Jun 12, 2021
Comment: Lovely tin filled with beautiful things.I’m especially grateful for so much inspiration as I’m facing leg surgery this month with a 7 month recovery period - I’ll be making things to share to keep sane. Bless your sweet heart!
Response: I'm so sorry I waited this long to thank you for your rating, and your comments. I'm happy that you liked your swap, I had fun filling that tin. You've been in my thoughts, I hope you are okay. Take care.
Lisapotterylady rated for CH - ATC kit for May on May 28, 2021
Comment: Thank you so much for all the goodies! I really appreciate the blue flower trim from Germany. I will want to keep that forever.
Response: So sorry I didn't thank you sooner for the rating!! I do appreciate it, and I'm really happy you liked what I sent you.
Sequoia183 rated for Christmas matchbox ornament on May 27, 2021
Comment: Oh my! This is so precious, thank you a bazillion times! I agree that we should do more match boxes, they are a blast!
Response: Thanks so much for the rating, and I'm very glad you liked your swap.
JaneInSD rated for CH -10 Non photo book pages on May 24, 2021
Comment: Cynthia, thank you SO MUCH for the great book pages you sent me and the die cuts and pressed penny. Your packaging was so thoughtful and I appreciate the care you clearly took in sending me this swap. Thanks for putting a smile on my face and for such a great swap! :-) (sorry it took me so long to rate, I thought I'd already done it!)
Response: I'm sorry I waited so long to thank you for your rating! I'm so happy you liked your swap!
Comment: Out of the park with this ATC!!!! Just beautiful, the packaging was fantastic and thank you so much for the goodies, which were not necessary at all but much appriciation!
Response: I apologize for not responding sooner, I'm so glad you liked the ATC I made for you, thank you for the rating, and your kind words!
Comment: Beautiful! TY for the extras also. Be safe! ♡♡♡
Response: Sorry I'm just now thanking you for your rating, I appreciate your kind words.

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CajunLady on Apr 10, 2023:

Thank you so much!

Heirloom on Dec 24, 2022:

from USA Happy Mail

ChristyNichole on Jul 19, 2022:

Hi! Thank you for the welcome on my profile!! <3

Artistic on Jun 30, 2022:

So glad you enjoyed the rosettes! This was new to me, so I plan to keep perfecting the technique.

crescendo on Apr 19, 2022:

Hello there Cynthia! Love, Suey.

kiddomerriweather on Dec 24, 2020:

Thank you so very much for the awesome Alamo ornament! It's so colorful and shiny. I love it! It's taken a place of honor on the front of my tree. You were so sweet to think of me and to add to my collection.

LahDeeDah on Dec 18, 2020:

Hi there! So good to see you :-) Thanks for stopping by. I hope you have a very nice holiday season and a happy and healthy new year!

sassafrass on Dec 17, 2020:

I was thinking of you too :) I know you've had lots of things going on and big changes. I hope everything is going well and you are settling into TX and hubby's retirement. Wishing you and your family happy holidays and all the best to you in the new year!

crescendo on Oct 25, 2020:

Hello my friend, long time , I wanted to say hi and hope you and yours are well. Hugs, Suey

sassafrass on Apr 10, 2020:

Thank you so much! I hope you are yours are staying well and keeping safe ♥

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