Swap-bot Time: June 19, 2024 2:15 pm


Date Joined: August 13, 2008
Last Online: April 28, 2022
Birthday: August 26
Country: United States
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Important Stuff...

02/14/22 I will be a bit MIA on here as we are going to be taking on responsibilities of my 3 young granddaughters once again. Sadly, their mama just can't seem to beat her addiction. My son works nights and long hours, so here we are again.

Postal Issues:

I have had mail reach it's destination despite having it weighed and checked at the mail counter. If this ever happens, please feel free to refuse or if you pay the difference, I ALWAYS reimburse!!

Also, if a swap is mailed out on Saturday, it may not have the correct post mark on it, as there is a small window of time for me to get up to our little post office and have it postmarked!

Click here to join the Skinny Swappers Group for trading Skinny cards, ATCs, APC's and Journal cards!



My word of the year is actually 2 words. "Be Still"

The craziness of last year has taught me to appreciate the simple. To slow down and find joy in the moment. To be happy in Now and not always be waiting for the next thing.

I have just discovered the fun of Zines after all these years. I was in a bit of an art rut, and have been having a blast making these!


  • I don't rate swaps on extras, I rate them on the actual swap item. It is appreciated, but not necessary to send extras in order to receive a good rating from me! If I send extras in your package, it is because I like to do it and have it at the time to share.

  • I have now, after 13 years on Swap-bot, sent out late swaps. It has been a very hard past 3 weeks with my Dad passing away, and being out of town. However, if I receive any "3s" due to this, they are deserved, as I did miss the deadlines.

  • Please let me know if I do something wrong BEFORE rating me, and I will do my best to fix it! Thanks!*


Other Stuff...

So much time and so little to do. Wait a minute. Strike that. Reverse it"~Willy Wonka

I am a free spirit with an old soul. I love nature, reading, quiet nights at home, and mysteries. My soul feels most at rest when I am near water. There is just something within me that longs to be there.

In my "work" life, I am a Director, Teacher, Counselor who is working on Art Therapy Certification.

Just a thought!


On a "Gnome' Kick lately!! I have always loved them but we have now started a collection!

I collect Jokers and Queen of ❤s playing cards. Any of these would be GREATLY appreciated!

Anything with a Dragonfly

Profile Based Swaps Wishlist:

  • Love Retro 50's & 60's art, Retro colors, Retro Pin-Up girls.

  • LOVE Vintage Nursery Rhymes, Alice in Wonderland, Wizard of Oz, Fairy tales

  • Love unusual/odd images..animal heads on portraits, zetti inspired, vintage freak show

  • Vintage storybook illustrations, photos of children, circus, gypsy, postcards, maps

  • LOVE Halloween-my favorite Holiday! Love Sugar skulls. Not so much the cutesy stuff..but not horrific either! Witches, bats, ghosts, etc.

  • Love to read & watch murder mysteries. Cozy mysteries, Agatha (Queen of mysteries!) I especially love British mysteries. Father Brown, Miss Marple

  • Love unsolved mysteries, or mysterious creature sightings. Cryptoids. I love the possibility that there are things still undiscovered!

  • Vintage movie monsters, Nosferatu

  • Not much into Disney except for Villains & NIghtmare Before Christmas - especially: Maleficent; Ursula, Captain Hook, Cruella De Vil and Queen of Hearts!


"We are the music-makers, and we are the dreamers of dreams"..~Willy Wonka~

Don't cry because it's over, Smile because it happened~Dr. Suess"

Tea and coffee / LOVE BOTH!

Dessert teas are amazing!

My tea likes are more minty, spicy, etc. LOVE chai! Love Egyptian Licorice!

Not a huge fan of fruity flavors but will try anything once!


I am in a lot of groups for several reasons.

They are generally a bit safer than public swaps AND I also have a little bit of crafting ADD! There are so many crafts I love doing and I never know when the mood will hit me to do something different!

Hosting swaps...

One last thought...

I do angel my own swaps that I host, but sometimes it does take me a little while, so please be patient with me!


Comment: Beautifully done pages!! <3 These swaps are SO inspiring!!!!! Thank you for the goodies! I will use them in my creations! xoxoxox Have a happy week! xx Gabi
Comment: Lovely, thank you!
Mareree10 rated for SG - Happy Holidays Card on Dec 24, 2021
Comment: Ty. I really love the festive die cuts.
user2148 rated for CQ - Happy Holidays Swap on Dec 19, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the card, die cuts, and cute stamped images. Merry Christmas
Saba rated for CPG 1 Sheet (Xmas) ZIne #17 - US on Dec 19, 2021
Comment: Thank you!
Mistyinltown rated for The Dark Side DAJ 2 on Dec 16, 2021
Comment: Thank you! I just love it, and all the extras are awesome! I love the gelli prints!
rkassman rated for CPG 1 Sheet (Xmas) ZIne #17 - US on Dec 13, 2021
Comment: Love the fun zines, thanks for sharing!
OrigamiGrace rated for CPG Two Minizines #16 - Global on Nov 26, 2021
Comment: I love these! Thank you for some adorable zines!! I'm inspired:) Yetis, lol!!
Saba rated for CPG Two Minizines #16 - Global on Nov 24, 2021
Comment: I’m new to zine making too! It has lovely seeing so many takes on the format. Thank you!
Comment: Dana, thank you for the skinny- love it! Your mini zines are too cool as well ♥
Comment: I was surprised to see my journal back again! How interesting! Love what you added. Looking forward to the next round!
Comment: I really like the sea motif you used on your 3 by 3. Such pretty colors and sea creatures. Thank you for the extra sea items. They will be used in another swap.
Rottmom rated for AMA: Inkbox card - Sea animal on Oct 31, 2021
Comment: Dana, I love everything about the ink box and extras you sent. So generous, thanks so much!
Comment: What a fun journal! This one is really turning out to be interesting! I can’t wait to work on it. Thank you.
Comment: Love what you did with one! Thanks also for the extras.
Arabella rated for TFT-Haunting Halloween TAGS on Oct 17, 2021
Comment: Oh Dana!!! I love your tags!!! The backgrounds are beautiful and the stamping and diecuts are "to die for"!!! And you made me three!! Thank you!! And thank you for the extra background paper and the tea!! The cinnamon tea I will make tonight !!
Response: I'm so glad you liked it! You are welcome! That cinnamon tea is one of my favorites!!
ScrapHappyGabi rated for Halloween JJ Goodies on Oct 13, 2021
Comment: Wow such a beautifully presented swap full of awesome JJ goodies! I absolutely had a blast opening this and picking through all of the amazing goodies!! Thank you sooo much! Everything will look amazing in my JJ! xx G
Response: I'm so glad you liked it! Thank you!
pynart2 rated for MM&M- Mystery Skinny with a twist on Oct 11, 2021
Comment: Loved Loved the skinny and the Book pages, so beautiful. Thank you for the cut outs also, very nice.
Response: I'm so happy you liked it! Thank you for the rating!!
user3370 rated for AMA: MMMAS #9- Creepy Clown on Oct 7, 2021
Comment: Your clowns are delightfully creepy! Thank you very much! :)
Response: Thank you so much!
Comment: Thanks so much for hosting such a fun swap! And thanks as well for a fantastic cube - I'm going to work it into my new Halloween journal!
Response: Thank you so much!!

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LahDeeDah on Dec 25, 2021:


Zefaniya on Dec 20, 2021:

Thank you for the CPG November wish of postcards =)

purple24 on Dec 1, 2021:

Thank you for the birthday card you sent my daughter. It made her day. — CPG Nov WL

Mimosagirl on Nov 27, 2021:

Thank you for sharing the wonderful teas! I’m excited to try these…as soon as the water gets hot in the kettle. Your mini PL holder for holding teas is perfect too. Thank you! WWNov

MuggleMom on Nov 26, 2021:

Loved the gnome die-cut for WW wishes that arrived today!! I'm so on the fence about buying new die cuts so when I see one that makes me smile, I know I will probably buy it. Thank you for all the terrific cuts and your biz card is adorable!! Love your avatar!!


OrigamiGrace on Nov 25, 2021:


BusyB on Nov 24, 2021:

I love your mini zines! I feel inspired to make some new ones! And print and send some more of my older zines. They never go out of style! Lol Thank you for sharing your creativity with me! CPG November wishlist

lady41701 on Nov 22, 2021:

Thank you for granting my wish for zines from my CPG Nov wish list. I love them! They were so creative and will be a wonderful addition to my collection. I appreciated your thoughtfulness.

bethe on Nov 22, 2021:

Thank you for the lovely tea goodies, I cannot wait to try them both! I also have a tea addiction, especially when it gets cold here. I appreciate you thinking of me. CPG November wishes.

Poohtat on Nov 21, 2021:

Thank you for the CPG Nov wish. I am healing well and survivng PT/OT.

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