Swap-bot Time: December 13, 2018 5:52 am


Date Joined: January 31, 2009
Last Online: February 24, 2014
Birthday: August 14
Country: United States
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About Me

Life has really kicked my butt as of late, the loss of my best friend of 25 years, a new job that has me beyond spreading myself thin, a college course and commitments to swap bot and craft shows...can you say I've bitten off more than I can chew? As most of you know I try to be a quality swapper and most of you are happy enough in the knowledge that "it's coming"...thank you for your kind understanding and patience. These are my last swaps for a while till I get my life under control again. If I was late I'm sorry, If I was on time - I'm glad it was timely, if I say it's coming...it's coming. I don't flake.

I am a happily married Puppy Mom who resides in Maryland. My furbabies are a little boy Maltese, Lukie and a little girl Malti-poo, Tinka. I also love a Japanese Fighting fish named... "Bubbles", he waggles his fin when I talk to him. I am a crafter,an artist, a baker, a proud Latina,a lover of all things creative. I am earthy, exotic, classic, old school,old world,anti-cued, edgy wrapped in to one happy little wrapper.

I love swapping and put my heart in to everything I send my swap partners. If you have not received a rating from me it's because I haven't received my goodies, so feel free to check with me, sometimes snail mail takes a while!

I love little notes in my swap packages, with a little clue-in on the "whys" or "hows" of it or just a "Howdy do". I love giving hearts, I give them for true effort and thoughtfulness, not just for extras (though those are fun too, I don't expect them and don't rate based on them.)

I know life gets busy...so in the event you're swamped with swaps and you're going to be a little late...let me know...I always appreciate the shout out...and totally understand when life gets in the way!

Rating: I really believe rating is a show of manners and polite swap etiquette. I am most bothered by non-raters...your lack of rating tells me you don't: appreciate my efforts or have manners. Great care goes into your package/project, no response...sucks the fun out of it...know what I mean?

I really enjoy my time in Swap-bot Swap-land, the whole happy thing is a little addictive! Thank you all for making this so much fun! Happy Swapping!

Favorite Music

I love all types of music, my tastes are quite eclectic! Rock, Classical, Opera, Country, Swing, Big Band, Salsa, Merengue,Rancheras, Lounge!

I love the Rolling Stones, Pink Martini, Placido Domingo (any of the three tenors)Frank Sinatra, Rosemary Clooney, The Grateful Dead, Freddie Fender, Steve Miller,Gretchen Wilson, Corrine Bailey Ray, Lara Fabian, Vicente Fernandez, Celia Cruz, Vicky Carr....wow...I could go on

Favorite Books

Favorite Books: To Kill a Mockingbird, Their Eyes were watching God, One Hundred years of Solitude, Angela's Ashes, Quote Books,Cook Books. anything Phillipa Gregory these days.

Favorite Movies

Harold & Maude, Like Water for Chocolate, The Diving Bell and the Butterfly,Madame X, Now Voyager, Funny Lady, All about Eve, Imitation of Life, Nightmare before Xmas, Sabrina, Roman Holiday,Breakfast at Tiffany's, Doctor Zhivago, Camille, Life is Beautiful, The Field,Witches of Eastwick, Natural born killers, Gone with the Wind, Hocus Pocus,Matchstick men...there are more...but like colors, books and projects....too many... Love Audrey Hepburn, Bette Davis,Vivien Leigh, Carmen Miranda, Liz Taylor,Gregory Peck, Jimmy Stewart,Marlon Brando, James Dean

Favorite Television

Anything food Network (Love Ace of Cakes) Total reality show addict (embarrassed to say!) Housewives of: OC, Atlanta, NY Project Runway Top Chef Old Movies Sex in the City

Favorite Crafts

Scrapbooking, Cake/Cupcake decorating, Stamping,Sculpey, Decoupage, Painting, Doll making,crocheting (though I only know how to make one big granny square, my standard gift for all baby showers) Would like to get into felting.

Favorite things:

My Puppies!

I love, Bats and spider monkeys

Birds: I love all birds, some of my faves...the Quetzal, Cardinals, Finches and Ravens

Lady bugs, Bees and Butterflies

Full Moons and Crescent Moons

Love Vintage Moon face images and Sun images

My sign is Leo

Color: Pink (ranging from baby to fuchsia), Baby Blue (think Marie Antoinette), Cerulean blue, love earth tones too, burnt umbers and sunsets

Color Combos: Black and White, Blue and White (like china), Baby Blue and Cream, Pink and Green, Pink and White , sage and raspberry, Mexi-fabulous (think pinata,sarapes)

Scents: Vanilla, Rose, Gardenia

Flower: Leonidas Rose, Gardenia, Hydrangeas


Prints: Black and White Toile,Polka Dots, Leopard Print

Special Days: Day of the Dead, I love the decor and Bright Colors,Pan de Muertos and Sugar Skulls!

La Virgen De Guadalupe

Anything Frida & Diego

Anything Marie Antoinette or Anne Boleyn

Love Retablos and casitas, pocket shrines

Season: Autumn

Holiday: Halloween is my favorite Holiday

Artists: Edward Gorey, Picasso (his blue period), Dali, Mark Ryden, Frida Kahlo, Georgia O'keefe and Remedios Varos are my 3 favorite female artists (not necessarily in that order)

Little things: Little Dogs, Little cupcakes, Little Cakes,Appetizers, tapas, Mezze,Sushi (Little bites!).

I collect Little Dolls (I like couples, but have a terrific selection of little men dolls with no partners, from all over)

I have a small collection of little buddhas

I am crazy for Shellfish...Lobster, Crab & Oyster

I love Martini's (only 2),Coffee, Tea, Champagne

I love Paris and anything "Frenchy"

Anything Tudor

Anything Girly, Romantic, Vintage, shabby chic

Mexicali folk artsy, batiky, earthy

The letter B

I love anything Japanese, Geisha, Fans, Kokeshi dolls, Prints

I love Mermaids, Angels,Cherubs

Dessert: Spumoni, liquid "dessert" is hot chocolate and peppermint schnapps,Dark Chocolate Wedges from Trader Joes, Terry's Chocolate Orange, Terry's Rasbperry Wedges, Choc. covered cherries no cream, Red Swedish fish.

I am a cookbook collector

Button,Ribbon and Charm Collector

I collect Watches

Fascinated by divining Tools(Runes, Tarot, playing cards) and Gypsy Dukkerin', New Age-y

My favorite Tarot card is the Sun card

I collect Dice

Anything "Witchy", Haunted House, Bats, Spider and Spider Webs

I love bookstores,flea markets, consignment shops, thrift stores, antique stores...anywhere designed to inspire the hunt for treasures!

I love Eclectic Accessories, Pins/Brooches, Scarves,Gloves and Bags make me happy, from folk art to classic!

Things I would like to see in

Empty/Blank matchboxes

vintage bottle caps

Gel Pens, White, Gold, Silver

Bookmarks (hand made/crafted)


pretty pens


Pink,Black, Blue, Green and Yellow Buttons



Scented Candles

Swedish Fish

Vintage paper, stickers,vintage postcards

Pretty Note Cards

Little note books...no notepads please.

I love vintage image button fairies

Things I might not be crazy ab

White buttons Super Heros Slate Blue Americana themes FLAKERS AND NON-RATERS ITS THE SAME THING!

Any one wanna Angel? March Art Doll Quarterly http://www.swap-bot.com/swap/show/50315

Recipe Swaps

I love trying new recipes! If you are swapping with me please note:

I do not like: Avocados or Lima beans

I am allergic to: Corn


Comment: Beautiful and insightful ATC of Tituba. Thank you! My apologies for late rating..was AFK for an extended period.
olivias rated for 100,000! on Jan 27, 2012
Comment: First time I have had to rate a 1. After nothing arrived and 2 unanswered PMs :(
agonysdecay rated for Dark Vintage Style Skull Brooch on Jan 24, 2012
Comment: Last I heard you were sending this off. I never received anything or heard from ya. I understand that life gets in the way, should you ever decide to resend I'll change your rating.
destiney1 rated for Halloweenie Bookmark Thingy! on Dec 28, 2011
kezeven rated for Make Me A House Pillow!! on Dec 12, 2011
Comment: I am sorry to do this. I have sent a pm but have had no response. Will happily change if something rocks up. I was so looking forward to this swap and am sad I did no get anything.
SassyStephenie rated for Day of the Dead: Dotee on Nov 22, 2011
Comment: Almost a month late, but a super package and well done dotee!
auntmaymay1221 rated for Halloween Paper Doll on Nov 4, 2011
Comment: She is wonderful! Thank you!!!!!
Response: iI am delighted she made it! Even more delighted you love her as much as me!!
ayates rated for Lavish BOO Banner for Halloween on Oct 28, 2011
Comment: The mail by deadline was 8Oct - I just rec'd your modest banner today, 28Oct. I guess I expected more . . .
Response: You are a bitter swapper..I know you've had a rough time on swap bot as of llate... couldn't believe my luck to get you as swap partner twice and you hate orange...halloween swap with out orange. Contacted you and explained the situation.I am not surprised by your reaction...I think you dont have fun on swap bot because you are hard to please. Best of lluck...take your break...I think it iis most needed....I satisfied the swap...your opinion should not be a rating dictator...My USPS tracker says your delivery date is untrue. Ayates...I truly hope I never come across you on another swap again!!! If you dont enjoy the fun in this...just stop. You are a fun sucker. If you found the modest boo banner a flop send it back....cuz I loved it! Feel free to send back the hand stamped burlap bag and vintage key and bottlecaps...Ill even pay for postage...I made an identical boo bannere for the hostess of an anual witches tea...she loved it ...the comments were wonderful even with the color limitations. You werent even in town!!!
loubie rated for Witch Dotee With her Cat on Oct 28, 2011
Comment: well, no wonder you didn't want to part with this beautiful witch and her cat! they are gorgeous! really ! So much work put into making them! I love them to bits! Not only that - but all the goodies you sent too - wowee! what a halloween I am going to have!
LavenderLizard rated for Halloween Prim Doll on Oct 24, 2011
Comment: I am madly in love with your (now my!) adorable prim. The pumpkin face is so adorable, and I love that hat style (I used it for my doll too, and had trouble letting her go). The material is so awesome, and I'll treasure her!
Whiskers rated for Spooky Chunky House on Oct 14, 2011
Comment: Nice large house, cool. Thanks for the papers.
Comment: Thank you very much for the Dove... beautiful! love it!
wolfeagle rated for What can you make #3 on Sep 28, 2011
Comment: What an awesome little mermaid shrine. Great use of a domino. Thanks so much.
Response: So glad you received...hope all intact! Thank you for the kind rating!
Comment: love my liittle dove! thanks!
Response: So glad you like it...I fell in love with these little doves...I think I'm going to give them as gifts this season! The beading a bit time consuming...glad you like it!!
ayates rated for Vintage Halloween Brooch on Sep 13, 2011
Comment: Thank you for the lace encircled, witch imaged domino brooch.
Response: Thank you for your rating, glad to know you've recieved this little decoupaged piece, I do hope you will wear it with pleasure.
Comment: What a creative, beautiful, fabulous Paperdoll I received- I love her(them) and the way it all folds to reveal the others. Great job!!
Response: I am so delighted you like the 4 seasons!! Thank you for your kind patience and such a lovely rating! :)
saturner rated for Vegas Showgirl Dotee on Sep 2, 2011
Comment: I loved the Dotee you made! it's very cute and excellent job. Thank you so much.
Response: I had so much fun making this sassy little dotee and so delighted you like her as much as I do! So glad she's got a brand new home! Thank you for the kind rating!
GemMedia rated for Frida altered Tin Can on Aug 9, 2011
Comment: Wow, love your Frida tin can and thanks for the magnet and extras too!
Response: So glad you like it. Thank you for the kind rating.
Comment: My little peacock house is adorable! I love it! Thank you soooo much for it and the extra fabric.
Response: Yay! Peacock house makes it home. Glad you like it.
Comment: Thank you so much for the adorable Disney Cheshire Cat magnet. I love it! I have a big stuffed Cheshire Cat from Disneyland. So cute! And the box you made is great too. =)
Response: So glad you like it!

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olivias on Jan 26, 2012:

Hi! I was your swap partner for the 100,000 swap but I never received anything from you, nor have you responded to my PMs. I have rated a 1 but am willing to change if you get in touch with me. Hope everything is okay!!

3goldkeys on Sep 14, 2011:

If I could give you a rating it would be a 5 and infinite hearts. You are Swap-bots dream of an angel. Imagine my surprise when you contacted me offering to angel a dotee. I love your beautiful angel dotee and appreciate the detail that you lovingly put into it. She is gorgeous. Thanks a million.

RyeRye on Sep 6, 2011:

Thanks for being a member of the Crafting Queens~

3goldkeys on Sep 4, 2011:

Carmen, I sent you a pm on 9/1. Would you like a dotee in a private swap in exchange for the beautiful angeled dotee. You would be able to get a rating.

homeandheart on Jul 5, 2011:

Welcome to Somerset Style!!!

biasbabe on May 14, 2011:


To the Nuts for Sewing Group

Fittzwm on Aug 4, 2010:

Ghastly weather you're having there. I hope my pincushion makes it to you safely!

MommyKnows on Jul 14, 2010:

How about checking out the new EASY almost handmade bookmark swap? International and US versions available.

Morgaine on Jul 7, 2010:

Thank you SOOO much for that awesome Air Goddess doll, and thank you for being my angel on this. If I could rate you, you would get a 5+heart for sure :-) That is the most creative approach I have seen to these paper goddess dolls yet, I LOVE it :-)

Vendetti on May 28, 2010:

Hiya! I saw you in the Softie Lovers group swap, "summer adventure buddy." looking around, getting ideas, you know...

Looking at your profile I saw you love the Tudors/Court. I love the Tudors and especially Anne Boleyn!! I think we should do an awesome "Court" swap or something. Or at least be buddies. =)

Have a great weekend!

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