Swap-bot Time: December 11, 2018 2:45 pm


Date Joined: June 16, 2011
Last Online: January 7, 2015
Birthday: October 24
Country: United States

About Me

Hello! I'm a young 30's, full time working mom to three (9 year old boy, 5 and 2 year old girls). I enjoy paper crafts, creative journaling, reading, and gardening. My favorite colors are purple and light yellows :)

I'm here for a couple reasons.

  1. I had initially attempted to join for the postcard swaps. My goal in 2011 was to get at least one postcard from every state sent to my residents at the nursing home I work at. I'm back because my residents have been asking for more variety of postcards! They love getting them, reading what others write, looking at the stamps (unique stamps are good!), and making it a whole discussion about where the card is from, ect.

  2. I used to do scrapbooking related swaps when I was in college. I miss sending to others, and getting new unique ideas and works of art back!

  3. I love creative journaling, and would love to be a part of a circle journal type exchange

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Just a quick note for postcard swaps; I am specifically doing postcard swaps to get cards to take to my residents. I work at a nursing home and my residents LOVE to look at postcards of where you live, of unique things, of things that are "monuments" in your area, of funny things. When writing on the cards please keep in mind that they will posted and my residents will be reading them. THANK YOU!

I am interested in direct swaps for post cards. We're in California on the central coast and primarily send CA, and our city postcards. Please message me if interested.

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Favorite Quotes: ~You must be the change you wish to see in the world~ Ghandi

"Don't miss out on what your child is today by focusing on what you want him to become tomorrow." -unknown

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Things that Make me Happy:

  1. God

  2. My Husband

  3. My children

  4. My job-

  5. My residents

  6. Busy Saturdays

  7. Calm, Peaceful Sundays

  8. Hiking

  9. Soaking up the sun on the beach

  10. Gardening

  11. Eating what I've grown!

  12. Volunteering

  13. My children's wonderful school

  14. Gerber Daisies- My favorite flower http://pinterest.com/pin/89086898851270151/

  15. The rest of my family! (Ooops they should of been #4! shhhhh don't tell)

  16. Scrapbooking

  17. Being Creative

  18. My children getting along and playing together nicely

  19. Reading

  20. Dancing for no reason other then to dance (30 second dance party!)

  21. Grey's Anatomy

  22. Camping

  23. Pinterest

  24. Making others smile by being sill

  25. Baking- Yummy!

  26. Trying new recipes (hello pinterest! and allrecipes.com)

  27. Reading love stories- yup I'm a sap at heart

  28. Butterflies

  29. Laughing with friends

  30. Pretty Dresses

  31. Surprising the Hubby

  32. Lunch dates with the Hubby- a nice break from work and a nice way to get a little bit of alone time with out having to arrange a babysitter!

  33. Girls Trips

  34. Day dreaming about pretty rings

  35. Paying off debt- Hello Dave Ramsey

  36. Fresh white powdery snow

  37. Making new friends

  38. Having a friend being told she had an inoperable brain tumor, and to go home and wait to die, end up finding a specialist and having a successful brain surgery and end up actually going home weeks early then they expected.

  39. Good Music

  40. Children playing on the street

  41. Weddings

  42. Sunny days

  43. Getting real mail

  44. Yummy Smelling Candles

  45. The Christmas Season

  46. Having all the laundry done (does that ever happen?)

  47. Fresh Clean Sheets- I love this.

  48. Dr Pepper- I have to limit myself to one a day

  49. Window shopping- love zulily.com

  50. Dark Chocolate

  51. My Nook

  52. Essential Oils

  53. Vacation!

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Creative Ventures I love:

  1. Card Making

  2. Scrapbooking

  3. Home Decor

  4. Kalideo Journaling

  5. Creative Journaling

  6. Baking

  7. Gardening

Creative Ventures I'm interested in trying:

  1. Quilling

  2. Sewing/Quilting

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I can't handle smoke or heavy perfumes, they set off my asthma. Please if you smoke and are sending me a package please throw a dryer sheet in! It really does help absorb the scent (I've actualy had an asthma attack started from opening a swap before, very scary).

Also, please no anime, skulls, or anything "dark." It's just not my cup of tea.


BevT rated for Paper Scraps Swap- USA ONLY on Jan 26, 2014
Comment: Thanks for the wonderful assortment of papers. : )
Comment: Life happens. ..I do understand. ....my husband spent thanksgiving in the hospital. ......
mamabear2 rated for CCD Pumpkin & Recipe on Dec 2, 2013
Comment: Thank you so much I love the recipe and pumpkin. Hugs
CoffeePotPeople rated for October: Warm my belly ! on Oct 26, 2013
Comment: Can't wait to try my new recipes, and use the extra cards, too. (Another day in Paradise cracked me up, lol.) Thanks muchly!
DelaynHarley rated for QUICK craft paper swap #47 on Oct 25, 2013
Comment: Yes, fish are animals! lol
Cward rated for What's your favorite holiday? card on Oct 14, 2013
Comment: very pretty atc, it will fit nicely in my collection. thank you!
Lexidh rated for not-so-QUICK craft paper swap x2 #46 on Oct 6, 2013
Comment: Thank you =)
Comment: Thank you for the cute card. I too like the black and pink combo
namabear rated for Happy Birthday -- Handmade Card on Sep 27, 2013
Comment: What a cute B-Day card I better not show it to @coolbeans she luvs fish. Thank you.
namabear rated for What's your favorite color? card on Sep 27, 2013
Comment: Luv my pretty pink card thank you Melissa. And yes I also send together when sending more then one card to my partner it saves on shipping.
Kjrobinson rated for September bookmarks - handmade on Sep 23, 2013
Comment: Thanks for the cute Fall themed bookmark :) I enjoyed reading your letter as well... So great to get actual correspondence :) I will return the favor shortly. Cheers!
BetsyG rated for Fall Card Swap on Sep 23, 2013
Comment: Thank you so very much for the lovely Fall greeting card. It is very unique. Have a good Fall season!
PixelPixie rated for How Sweet it is ATC on Sep 13, 2013
Comment: I am so sorry I didn't rate sooner! I love the gorgeous little cupcake ATC that you sent me! It's so cute!! And the extra papers are just fabulous! Thanks so much!
Comment: Melissa thank you for the nice card I luv the black and white/cream cards. I dont make enough of them. Beautiful card thanks.
ina rated for HM Holiday Present Gift Tags on Sep 10, 2013
Comment: Thanks a lot for your wonderful,filled envie.Merry Christmas!
Aumonae rated for SUSA--Senders Choice--atc. on Sep 7, 2013
Comment: Thank you for this wonderful swap! I loved what you sent :)

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1Scrapper on Aug 16, 2013:

Welcome aboard to Homemade Cards-USA Only!

1creativemama on Jul 1, 2013:

Thank you for joining the pumpkin atc swap! Partners are picked, have fun creating an excellent atc! :)

doulakk on Jun 27, 2013:

Welcome to our group!
Please join one or two swaps!

click here

TerryF on Jun 5, 2013:

...to Notecards to Go!

Would you please go here and comment that you have read and understand the group rules. Thx!

WendySue on Mar 28, 2013:

Thanks for joining "My Favorite Pins - Pinterest" swap!

Littletiscrafty on Mar 20, 2013:

Well welcome back. I have never tried post crossing myself but there are a ton of postcard swaps here at any given time. You will like it here but I have to warn you-it can be addicting. Thanks for filling out your profile! I love my nook!

Littletiscrafty on Mar 19, 2013:

If you joined in 2011 I'm wondering why you have no previous swaps completed and an empty profile.

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