Swap-bot Time: September 23, 2017 11:48 pm


Date Joined: July 29, 2009
Last Online: September 18, 2016
Birthday: December 4
Country: United States
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About Me

First things first - If you don't receive a swap from me, please PM me first before rating. I will be happy to resend. Also, if there is ever a question about my send date, I always keep the customer copy of the customs slips, round dated by the post office and can provide a copy of it to my partner should the need arise. The same with confirmations slips. Communicate with me before rating if you have not received a swap. I keep all swaps I send in my send folder until they are received, coming and going, and I check on anything I have sent that hasn't been rated by communicating to my partner.

Merry Meet everyone. My name is Rose and I love meeting new people. I have two grown daughters who live in Oregon and the only ones home with me are my two kiddies (kitties) Mia and Smudge who are Calico cats.. I love reading, kayaking, and all things in nature. I love listening to music, especially Newage and Folk Rock. I do dream analysis for myself and sometimes my sister, (ladeiraven here on Swap-Bot). She does it for me when I get stuck and don't have a clue.

Some of my other hobbies are/have been: fencing (I am fascinated with it and took a semester of it in college), live theatre- I have been a volunteer in live theatre as an usher, box office manager and back stage prop mistress, as well as had a role in "The Mystery of Edwin Drood". It was a long run and I was glad when it was over. I love rocks and crystals and collect both. I also took line dancing lessons for three years and ended up being quite good at it, (so I have been told).

One of my other loves, hobby, that fascinates me are the Germanic/Nordic Runes. I have studied them extensively and really find them and the history fascinating. I prefer Older Futhark rather than the Younger Futhark.

I would love to have an Australian Pen Pal Or English Pen Pal (Snailmail style), and also a skype pal if anyone is interested. Lots of Light-Rose


This is important, so now that you know a little about me I want to say right off that my chosen path is Pagan/Wiccan, BUT, HALLOWEEN IS NOT my favorite holiday. Please do not send me blatantly religious items.** I respect everyone's right to believe in the religion of their choice, so please respect mine also. I am an environmentally conscious person and I belief in recycling. I am a non-violent person and always strive to resolve issues peacefully. If you have an issue with something I have sent you, or something I have done, please PM me to work it out. I am sure it is only a misunderstanding.

My Goddess is Freya

I am a naturalist and environmentalist and believe in protecting our planet. I have volunteered in a number of organizations replanting trees, cleaning up waterways and trails behind people who could care less about where their trash goes. I believe in recycling. If you don't know anything about Freecycle, please check it out. This grassroots movement helps keep trash out of the landfills, saving our environment while helping others in need. You know what they say, one person's trash is another person's treasure.

My sister @ladeiraven on Swap-bot is my best friend. We don't live in the same state, but we do talk to each other every day.

** I don't believe in saying something mean to someone because I am mad at the moment or just because I can. Once the words are out they can't be taken back, and the effect has ripples that can last a life time. I will always try to find something kind to say, but even I have my limits.**

Favorite Books

I am currently reading the Argeneau Vampire Series by Lyndsay Sands. It is a great series One of my favorite author is really Nora Roberts, especially when she writes about Pagan/Wiccan things.

My newest interest in reading is Stephanie Rowe (The Order of the Blade series-it's my sword fetish), and Elizabeth Naughton-The Eternal Guardian Series- again with the swords, AND if you haven't read The Circle Trilogy, by Octavia Randolph, it is definitely worth reading.

My all time favorite story was Alice in Wonderland, Alice through the looking glass. I have a collection of King Arthur books, including Gallahad, Merlin, Uther Pendragon, Lancelot, etc. King Arthur is my hero-(I have a thing about swords). All my books are on Kindle so I have access to them at all times.

I loved the books The Discovery of Witches annd The Soul of Night. I can't wait for part three.


Favorite Movies

Indiana Jones Movies, and the new Indiana Jones guy, Jack Hunter,(what a hunk!,) I loved Mama Mia!, but I really like to watch movies that have a lot of historical information in them. My other two all time favorite movies are, "Practical Magic" and "Mists of Avalon". I also loved Avatar-it was spectacular. I loved the movie Thor. I love Norse Mythology. There is going to be a sequel to it.

Favorite Television

Wow, favorite television, a tough one, but my favorite is "Mid Sommer Murder's" a British Show, "So you think you can dance." Then Vampire Diaries and NCIS. I almost forgot, I loved the show "Charmed". I am hooked on Vampire Diaries and True Blood, what a zany show. I also like Criminal Minds, even if it does give me nightmares.

Two new favorites are Pan AM and Big Bang Theory, it is goofy, but funny. I also love the show Castle.

Favorite Music

My favorite classical composer is Mozart and second favorite is Vivaldi (especially his 4 seasons) and my third would be Strauss. I have a lot of CD's by Mozart, one by Vivaldi (four seasons) and none by Strauss. I love, love, Yanni and my favorite of his is the Album-Tribute and the music-Tribute on the album. It totallly relaxes me and is my go-to music when I am wigged out about something.

More Earthy Music- I have recently discovered Elaine Silver, a very powerful voice which is very relaxing to listen to. I also recently discovered an Australian group called Spiral Dance. I am Irish/Italian and really connect with my Irish roots, so Enya is another favorite. On a more common side, I love Oldies but Goodies which I have very little of. I also heard a song by Ingrid Michaelson I like.

I love Meditational Spa/Yoga type music.

I LOVE OPERA- Recently I heard a trio of Itallian young men (about 16 or 17) called IL Volo. They were absolutely magnificent, and their singing reminded me of my Mom singing opera around the house. Give them a listen, you will love them.

I love Yoga and the Yoga Ball

Favorite Crafts

Mail Art has become my favorite art form, even over journals. I love making the ATC's, but I like the journals more. Problem with doing the journal swaps that it is a big gamble as to whether you get one back or not. In 2009 I did three journal swaps and only ended up with one of the journals. A lot of work goes into them and they are time consuming. It is probably the worst swap to get flaked on. I am fascinated with old journals. I also recently have gotten into card making and am just in the experimental stages, but I am really enjoying it so far.

I love the tags people make. It is an art form all of its own.

I am grateful to my swap-partners who take time out of their busy lives to share their art with me-blessings




Any tea by Mighty Leaf.

Any Tea by Revolution

Some of my favorites are:

Chamomile, oolong, Cinnamon Orange Spice, green teas, and white teas, chai and any herbal teas. Not fond of Earl Grey, but if you send it, I will drink it.

I have not tried any tea latte's, although, my next trip to the coffee/tea shop I think I will give it a try.

I am drinking a lot of green tea now, for health boosts, I drink Jasmine tea (loose) at night before I go to bed, it helps me sleep.

I have a new Keurig Single cup coffee maker and I am loving it. I like trying out all the different coffee's and teas.


If I had a wish it would be for more time to read. So many books and not enough time to read them all. @#/Sighhhh@#

** I have a new Cuttlebug machine, so any embossing folders or dies (new or used) would be fabulous **

I would love to have an Ayers Rock from Australia.

Troll dolls. I always love them in grade school. If you have one you don't need or want I will trade something for it with you.

Gnomes I love them and like making up stories about the ATC Gnomes I paint.

Bookmarks!!!! I would love to have a book mark from all the countries in the world. I have a pretty good start with my collection.

Hand Made things a lot of positive energy

Scrabble Tile Jewelry

Penny Black Clear Stamps (I Am collecting them)

Lawn Fawn clear stamps and/or dies

Anything Aroma Therapy

Essential Oils


Please don't send me chocolate. I am not allowed to eat it do to health concerns.

Irish Spring Soap (hate the smell)

Anything Patchouli (hate the smell)


Anything Aromatherapy

Floral scents like Honeysuckle, Jasmine, Gardenia, Orchid.

I prefer theTriquetra over a Pentacle.

I prefer Silver over Gold

I like spirals.

Almost anything Irish

Also, Sandalwood, Cedar, Lavender, ocean scents.

Pagan themed address labels or with mystical creatures or totem animals (I don't have a printer)


I love animals and my cats are very spoiled.

Mesha, and two new babies- Mia and Smudge.

She is very special to me. I hate cruelty to animals.

Turtles- I have always had a soft spot for turtles. They are special to me so they must be one of my totem animals.

Dolphins- They are also special to me and I have always loved them. They also must be one of my totem animals.

Seahorses- I am very intrigued by them. They may be one of my totem animals also.

Owls Specifically Snowy Owls, they are beautiful

Hummingbirds Fascinating

I hate snakes, rats, mice (or anything rat or mouse looking) and I am not fond of birds (as pets), but find them intriguing to watch (hummingbirds are my favorite).


123Poggy123 rated for Acrylic Paint on craft paper on May 12, 2016
Comment: I really like what you did with this ATC. It is clever & I like the colors you used.
Arabella rated for Inked Folder on Apr 12, 2016
Comment: Love the metallicy-green ink you have used on this atc! The two little fairies are so cute - what a great "inspirational" work! Thank you so much!
georgiafae rated for Die cuts on Apr 6, 2016
Comment: It is a grand tea time card. The background turned out very nice-I have to remember that I can do backgrounds like that too on my swaps! Very creative and GLITTER paper-oh thanks for sharing!
Response: Your welcome.
weepingtardis rated for NewsPaper ATC Swap on Apr 1, 2016
Comment: Thank you for your letter and the lovely necklace!
marissa477 rated for MA: Leap Year 4 from 1 postcard on Mar 13, 2016
Comment: Loved it
Angie rated for MA: Sender's Choice Feb 2016 on Mar 5, 2016
Comment: Hi Rose. Thank you for the lovely and magical postcard! Have a great weekend! XO
graciepie49 rated for MA: Leap Year 4 from 1 postcard on Feb 25, 2016
Comment: Hi Rose :-) Thanks for your fun and very interesting postcard. Rain, and seahorses, and zigzags, Oh my! I looked up Hawthorne on a Google map. I've never been out that way, but it seems like a nice little town. I was born in San Jacinto, Texas, and grew up mainly in Pasadena, a suburb of Houston. I came to Las Vegas and Henderson, Nevada in 1977.
sweetgypsy rated for Dictionary or phone book page on Feb 23, 2016
Comment: Thank your for the frog dictionary page atc and extras! :)
Response: Thank you
ktk8 rated for MA: Leap Year 4 from 1 postcard on Feb 17, 2016
Comment: Love love love the water mixed media post card…..thank you so much….. really pretty and fun…..
Response: Thank you
Angie rated for MA: Leap Year 4 from 1 postcard on Feb 17, 2016
Comment: Thanks for the cool postcard! Gorgeous layers!
Response: Thanks
bombardiette rated for Stamping on patterned paper on Feb 15, 2016
Comment: I really loved the execution of this ATC. It goes together well. Thank you! xoxo
ilaurea rated for Painters/Masking Tape on Feb 8, 2016
Comment: Thanks so much for the SeaHorses- that ATC is so cute and I liked the artsy envelope, too.
NaughtyElf rated for Painters Tape & Ink on Feb 6, 2016
Comment: Wow! What a cute ATC and how much fun is that background!? I love it. I also appreciate the little stamp set you sent along with! Can't wait to use it. Nice swap! Hearts all around.
Response: Thank you so much.
PeggyO rated for Using a acrylic block as a background on Jan 27, 2016
Comment: Rosemary, I love your ATC and the use of more than one color works so well for the background. I love birds and the blue background, as you say, needs birds. I love those and the cage. I'd love to have that die. I have a Tim Holtz one that I think is too large for an ATC but I should use it again to be sure of the size. Thanks also for the little bag of charms, especially those with Christian symbols. Thanks for a terrific ATC--the extras are wonderful, but I rate based on the item its self. It is SO well done. Hope you've been having a good week.
Response: Hi Peggy-Thank you so much. I love doing these Elements and Techniques ATC. I am always surprised how they turn out.
Comment: Thank you for your colorful dragonfly/butterfly pc! It's lovely!
Response: You are welcome. I am glad you liked it. Thank u for the heart.
Comment: Thank you - the postcard is lovely. Happy New Year (and new beginning) to you!
Response: Thank You. Same to you.
Pandd rated for New to me on Jan 5, 2016
Comment: Love your steampunk ATC! It is gorgeous. I love the technique you used. Great collage, very creative. Thank you for a wonderful ATC. Pat💕💕
Response: Thank you so much. I might even try it on a bigger canvas, maybe. A bigger canvas might be more intimidating. Thank you for the heart.
skydancer rated for Word Prompt ATC #1 USA on Dec 29, 2015
Comment: Thank you so much for the great ATC and for the unique stamp set!! The ATC is one of my favorites and is an inspiration for me to use the embossing paste I bought but haven't yet used. I also appreciate the description of how you created your artwork. THANKS!
Response: Thank you very much.

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StarryNights on Feb 13, 2015:

Happy Valentine's Day from First Class Mail Art!

Mugsie on Dec 4, 2014:

Happy Birthday Rose!

From all of us at the "WIYM" group!

Tia on Nov 10, 2014:

Omg, my California friend. I just read about your health crisis. I hope you are doing much better. How scary!!!! Sending healing thoughts from San Ramon!

shannonlinde on Oct 25, 2014:

Hello! Hope you are feeling better soon!! :)

lou on Oct 8, 2014:

All your pals at WIYM wish you a speedy recovery!!

BassetMama10 on Oct 3, 2014:

Get better soon! Swapbot is great medicine.

SkillyWilly on May 3, 2014:

Hi saw a comment of yours on geocaching round 5.

here is some info on trackables/travel bugs(TB): http://www.geocaching.com/track/travelbugfaq.aspx

armadillogal on May 2, 2014:

Hi...I am a geocacher too. I have a group on here...Geocachers Anonymous!

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