Swap-bot Time: May 25, 2018 9:21 pm


Date Joined: February 20, 2009
Last Online: May 24, 2018
Birthday: March 4
Country: United States
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About Me

The MY FLICKR PHOTOS LINK has older photos of swaps. Please click on ALBUMS to view them, otherwise you'll have to scroll through tons of photos of Germany! Thank you!

The MY WEBSITE LINK has newer photos of some of my swaps. Just the website that I put photos up on. Not actually my own personal website! :)


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...


Paulsmuffy rated for IBATL ~ Flower Twinchies on May 1, 2018
Comment: Wow! How pretty. Love the twinchies and the folder for them. Thanks so much!
MyRetroSoul rated for Free Themed Serial Killer ATC on Apr 14, 2018
Comment: WOW! I am so blown away by the presentation of the swap, the extras you sent and the ATC. The textures, colors and layers of this ATC are phenomenal and you really captured the Zodiac. I’m taking notes and feeling inspired by your work. Thank you so much!
Response: So happy that you liked the ATC! I get so much enjoyment out of the presentation. Thank you very much for your comments!
catnipitis rated for Color Me Whimsey--Black on Mar 8, 2018
Comment: Thank you so very much!!!
Response: You're very welcome!
Comment: I love love LOVE this package of goodies! The way it was wrapped was absolutely incredible. I may have to use some of those tricks for Christmas presents :D
Response: Hahaha, all you need is washi tape and wax paper. 😉 I wanted to think of a way to make getting paper scraps more exciting. Thank you so much for the rating.
Lisapotterylady rated for Crappy Whimsy Pocket on Aug 2, 2017
Comment: Oh my, such a a wonderful package! I love beach themes and anything from the beach. Lately I seem to be making several swap items with beach themes and probably will be doing more so the goodies you sent will be fun to use. Also the plastic box will be very useful to store some of my painting things.
Response: thank you for your comment! glad you like it. :)
Comment: Thank you for cool inches and the extra. I loved the packet that you made with paperbag and scrappaper!
Response: Thank you for your comments, and rating, I really thought I had responded to your rating earlier, maybe it didn't take.
pandessa rated for Halloween Washi Tape Swap on May 24, 2017
Comment: GREAT washi! Love the extras even kept the paper you wrapped it in. Love the little tags in bag and they key! Thanks for the nice words also!
Response: Thank you so much! I'm sure I responded to your rating a while back, but I guess it didn't take, from my phone.
Arabella rated for VTH: ATC with a Party Hat on May 4, 2017
Comment: I love your atc, Cynthia! Collaged atcs with words or a quote in a vintage theme are one of my favorite swaps! This one is so well done - thank you! Love all the extras, too!
Response: Thank you! So glad you like it. :)
turtles27 rated for Punches Punches Punches! on Apr 22, 2017
Comment: Thank you so much! They are wonderful and I can't wait to play with them. I love the way you packaged them, too!
Response: Glad you like them! I think packaging things is what I like best sometimes. :)
Created46 rated for TJK: Flip Book Journal on Apr 8, 2017
Comment: Oh my goodness, I adore this journal. The colors were perfectly amazing and the quote on the front is one of my personal mantras. PS your swap absolutely stood alone! But thank you for the extras they are so much fun to look at and I am looking forward to using them.
Response: I'm very, very happy you like it! Thank you!
lloydp rated for February Matchbox Swap on Feb 16, 2017
Comment: Hi Cynthia I received your parcel today and absolutely loved it. These are the extra stars that I wanted to give you. ************ I really liked all of the little goodies that you stuffed in the box. I have never seen such a great matchbox - it is absolutely the best one I have EVER received. Thanks so much for swapping with me. Pat
Response: Thank you so much, Pat, for your lovely comments, I'm very happy you like it! And thank you for the rating. :)
Comment: Hi Cynthia Thank you I really like the notecards and the Washi tape Spicemom
Response: You're welcome, glad you liked them!
lloydp rated for LOOKING TO FALL on Sep 24, 2015
Comment: Hi Cynthia I received my parcel. Your matchbox was beautiful and thanks for the postcard. Hope we swap again sometime. Pat
Response: Thank you!
Created46 rated for TPD: Mini Book - Paper Only on Sep 6, 2015
Comment: Thank you so very much. This little book is wonderful. I love how you did the panels.
Response: Thank you, glad you like it!
Kamishaja rated for PPU - Sass, Brass, Glitter & Glass on Jun 29, 2015
Comment: Thanks for the beautiful pocket letter. You did a great job. I love it!
Response: Thank you so much - I'm glad you liked it!
IsadoraWing rated for PPU: Scavenger Hunt #1 on Jun 10, 2015
Comment: This was really, really nicely done. I can never get the handle of precise, uniform work like this and I admire it all the more. (My PLs are really oddball and uneven) Thank you for this Pinterest-perfect, beautiful thing. I laughed out loud at your DELICIOUS story, too - I had a friend who named his cat The Internet just so he could say things like "The Internet peed on the bed again".
Response: Thank you for your comments, really glad you liked the PL. Oh, the names we choose for our cats… :)
ginico rated for IL: 12 Months of Inchies: FLOWERS on Jun 5, 2015
Comment: This actually deserves way more than 1 heart, i actually don't know where to start with thanking you! The inchies are stunning, the packaging is stunning and thank you for the extras. This went way above and beyond the swap, thank you so much.
Response: You are very welcome - thank you for the sweet comments! Glad you liked your swap. :)
Comment: Your inchies are AMAZING! I enjoyed hearing from a fellow military wife! :) Thank you so much! <3
Response: You're welcome! Very happy you liked the inchies, and it was so nice to meet another military wife. Thank you for the comments, and the heart.
Comment: Wow. What a great parcel. Thanks so much! :)
Response: You're welcome! Thanks for hosting. :)
roosje rated for TSJ: Vintage Paper on Apr 14, 2015
Comment: Oh my, I wish I could go thrift shopping with you! What an amazing package of vintage paper treasures you send me, I was completely blown away...and the packaging was so sweet! Thank you so much for an incredible swap!
Response: You're very welcome. I'm glad you liked everything! I wish I did have a thrift shopping buddy. :)

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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.

VivaLaDiane on Jun 5, 2017:

Thanks! So happy to be back!! ♥

samiamco on May 11, 2017:

@Lishmo thank you so much for stopping by to welcome me! Hopefully soon I'll have a more welcoming profile up! :-)

yvonne401 on Mar 14, 2017:

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



jannieb on Feb 10, 2017:

Thank you for the Valentine's Day card & for making Grayson smile :) Happy ♥ Day!

biasbabe on Feb 6, 2017:

So sorry I didn't get back to you on my note on my profile. Been very sick. Still sick but trying to plug on. Not only did I loose my chi Jill In October my Siamese Dachi just passed away from a brain tumor. He was sneezing blood. I wish they didn't have to suffer. Now I am all alone with hubby. Had animals all my life. Been sewing, Scrapbooking and making dog biscuits lol for the shelter.Got a explore air 2 and a heat press for birthday. And a supersize 60th birthday. LoL there were 30 people there.Have a fab day hun. Robin Thanks Dear. Hugs Robin

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