Swap-bot Time: March 3, 2021 7:46 pm


Date Joined: September 1, 2015
Last Online: March 3, 2021
Birthday: August 23
Country: United States
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About Me


I am Julia - a twin mom, accountant, quilter, scrapbooker, card maker, blogger, traveler and nap-sneaker.

I have a blog called Mini Van Dreams where I share about life with twins, planner printables, other printables, scrapbooking, card making, recipes, crafts, reviews and more. The link is above it you want to check it out! (All my printables are FREE so feel free to print some and send them with your next swap!)

I have been described as impetuous, sassy and a trooper. I try to laugh my way through life!

Favorite Music

I love anything but rap or hip hop music. I especially like classic rock and country - Eagles, Tom Petty, Brad Paisley, Eric Church, etc.

Favorite Books

  • Into the Wilderness (series) by Sara Dontai
  • The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett
  • The Belial Series by R.D. Brady
  • The Bellingwood Series by Diane Greenwood Muir
  • The Low Country series by Susan M. Boyer
  • Daddy Long Legs by Jean Webster
  • The Lucky Series by Deborah Coonts
  • Virgin River series by Robyn Carr

Favorite Movies

  • The Blues Brothers
  • A Christmas Story
  • Mamma Mia!
  • Turbo
  • Same Time, Next Year
  • Tangled
  • Gumball Rally
  • Cars
  • Lost in Translation
  • Thomas Crown Affair (old version and new version)
  • The Princess Diaries 1 & 2
  • The Sound of Music
  • Grease
  • Love in the Wild
  • Catch and Release
  • 13 Going on 30

Favorite Television

  • 24
  • Phineas and Ferb
  • Are you being served?
  • Who do you think you are?
  • My Lottery Dream Home
  • American Pickers
  • Unwrapped
  • Virgin River

Favorite Crafts

  • Scrapbooking
  • Quilting
  • Card making
  • Jewelry making
  • Zentangling
  • ATCs
  • Miniatures
  • Sewing doll clothes/things for my kids


I am a Jack Daniels and Coke/jeans and t-shirt kinda girl. I love working on cars. I collect frogs and interesting rocks. I love penguins. I love fun, unique things. I love to travel and learning about new places. My favorite place to visit is Amish Country in Holmes County, Ohio. I love old barns and country drives. I also love to cook to receive new recipes to try. I am also a dirt racing (World of Outlaws), NHRA drag racing fan and a die-hard Steelers girl. I also love writing letters/sending postcards. If you want to be pen pals, send me a message!

Swap Notes

I mail my items at work. I mark them as soon as I put them in the mail drop. The mail is picked up once a day, so depending on what time I drop them, they might not go out until the next day. If you do not receive your items in a timely manner, PLEASE CONTACT ME and I will resend them!

Swap Likes/Dislikes

  • Scrapbook supplies (embellishments, paper, etc)
  • Stickers (Rewards okay - my kids love them)
  • Chocolate
  • Penguins
  • Frog items (please no real frogs! LOL)
  • Journals and notebooks
  • Craft & quilt magazines
  • Local postcards from your area
  • Rubber stamped sentiments/quotes (on card stock, please)
  • Unique Buttons
  • Brochures from local tourist attractions
  • Takeout menus from local restaurants
  • Anything car or racing related (advertisements, postcards, signs, etc)
  • Surprises!
  • Stationery, especially San-X and Sanrio (Rilakkuma Panda is my favorite!)
  • Advertisements for items we cannot get in the USA
  • Unique, interesting rocks (nothing too large)
  • Coloring pages
  • ATCs
  • Recipes
  • Harry Potter anything
  • Recipe cards
  • Cookbooks

DISLIKES - Please, do not send more than 2-3 tea bags. I do not like tea, but my children do. However, I do not let them drink it all the time.

ATC THEMES: I am not too picky - I love them all! All I ask is that you don't sticker slap... I hate that!

But, my favorite themes are:
-beach/ocean -pinups -mermaids -Harry Potter -holidays -quotes -lighthouses -old pictures -1950's housewives -food -Anything on my list below...

Postcard & Swap Ideas ABCs

A – apples, Amish, America, Americana, August, aquamarine, antiques, ATCs

B – beach, band, books

C – cars, covered bridges, cats, camping, Captain Marvel

D – dogs, daisies, daffodils, donuts, doodles

E – Egypt, Easter, elephants

F – frogs, fields, farms, fabric

G – giraffes, goats, gardens, Georgia, gulf

H – huskies, Halloween, hearts, herons

I – inappropriate, ice cream, igloos, iguana, icicles

J – Jack Daniels, Japan, jokes

K – Kangaroo, koala, keys, Kawaii

L – lighthouses, lambs, letters, leaves, LEGO bricks

M – mountains, monkeys, mermaids, music, March, marching band

N – night, numbers, notes, Northern Lights, Nick Fury

O – owls, orange, Oreos

P – penguins, pink, panda, peaches, pine cones, pond, peacock

Q – quilts

R – retro, Route 66, random facts

S – sarcastic, sailboat, sapphire

T – turtles, tourist postcards, traveling

U – umbrellas, unicorns

V – vacations, Valentine’s Day, violin

W – winding roads, windmills

X –

Y – yarn, yucca

Z – zebras, zoo, zentangles


Comment: Thank you for the card my cat also plays with her tail!
ginny19590 rated for AATC's: Senders choice ATC on Mar 1, 2021
Comment: Thank you so very much for the ATC, you did a great job and it will fit perfectly into my collection. I love the title stay curious.....=)
CatAroo rated for WIYM: ATC x2 on Feb 28, 2021
Comment: These ATCs are great! I don't usually do coordinating sets either, but you are inspiring me to try.
supersquirrel rated for Jams: Sea Turtle Starter Set on Feb 26, 2021
Comment: Hi Julia - Such a beautiful turtle starter set! Is your background paper handmade? It's gorgeous 😍,
denisemichelle rated for USATC: Any Animal ATC on Feb 26, 2021
Comment: I really, really, really love the zebra ATC! All the details just fit together perfectly. I especially love the saying. Thank you!!!
OrganizedHere rated for ACT: Senders choice ATC on Feb 26, 2021
Comment: Julia, I'm so happy you sent me a mermaid atc. You made a really high quality atc! I also appreciate the pretty feathers, which I will use in my collage art. A great swap!
Comment: Love the steampunk card! thank you so much.
Comment: Thank you for the cute ATC. The candy machine image is really sweet and I love the composition!
Gobarb rated for OATCs: Modern Romance on Feb 23, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the ATC. I really like your take on it and what you wrote in your note. I think it is very clever how you illustrated that in your ATC.
CluckRN rated for ATC - Face Masks - International on Feb 19, 2021
Comment: I love your beachy/pin-up ATC, thank you so much! 😍
BeckyG56 rated for USATC: Valentine's Day ATC Swap on Feb 17, 2021
Comment: Enjoyed this ATC! Thanks for the washi! Hello neighbor! I did nursing training at Urbana hospital back in the late '70's.
ScrapHappyGabi rated for One PC, One Partner #3 - USA on Feb 12, 2021
Comment: Thank you! I love this beautiful painting of Rome! Gorgeous!! I hope you are staying warm with all of this FREEZING COLD Weather! We have 2 feet of snow here and it's not melting any time soon! Spring is comin'!! Hopefully SOONER than later! HAHA but the groundhog said 6 more weeks of WINTER. I veto his predictions! x Gabi
MamaD rated for Jams: Sender's Choice to 2 Partners on Feb 10, 2021
Comment: Great! I'll get working on them!! Thank you!!
Comment: Thanks for the padding valentine ATC
Comment: Oh great background - endless possibilities! Thank you ❀️🐿️❀️
jannieb rated for EASU: HD/HP ATC on a Book Page on Feb 8, 2021
Comment: Thanks for the great ATC. You're right...that dog is so cute!! Take care :)
Comment: Great pc-- Thank you! Oh you are one who loves DIY?? I'd love to see your newly finished wall!! Gabi
Comment: Thank you so much for your postcard. I love it :)
Aurora1 rated for Free (advert) postcard (01/21) on Feb 2, 2021
Comment: Thank you , I loved your postcard. Aurora

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beachchicken on Nov 13, 2020:

Thanks for finishing and sending home the bacon jam, I love the way it turned out! Great retro feel.

vanneparis on Nov 3, 2020:

Hi Julia! Thank you so much for the completed Hair-do JAM. I really love how it turned out. Thanks for all that you do in the group. Take Care -Vanne

beachchicken on Oct 5, 2020:

Thanks for finishing the Minion jam! It looks great! Have a great day!

beachchicken on Jul 12, 2020:

Thank you for the completed Today I Choose Joy JAM, it turned out great!

OrigamiGrace on Nov 22, 2018:

From Cheap Postage Group!


BlueberryLady on Aug 23, 2018:

Happy Birthday !!! Hope your Day was Special !!

Heirloom on Aug 23, 2018:

Enjoy it!!

CurlyTea on Aug 23, 2018:

Happy Birthday!

earthnk on Aug 6, 2018:

Hi Julia, Your "Hello Stranger" pc is on the way!

yvonne401 on Aug 4, 2018:

Welcome to Pennsylvania Swappers! It's great to have you here!



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