Swap-bot Time: November 24, 2020 1:52 am


Date Joined: September 1, 2015
Last Online: November 21, 2020
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


derakisu rated for ATCA: Halloween Wk 4 on Nov 20, 2020
Comment: Thank you for this very stern looking little witch and her companion black cat ! I love the bow detail and the background. Really nice ATC ! :)
vanneparis rated for JAMS - Starters w/ a Pink Poodle on Nov 15, 2020
Comment: Hi Julia! Thanks so much for the adorable Poodle Starters. I have some ladies in town that have those big Poodles and have their fur died all kinds of colors. Sometimes like a rainbow! They make quite a splash at our yearly 4th of July parade. I hope you had fun with the swap. Thanks for joining! -Vanne
renmagpie rated for ATCA: H on Nov 12, 2020
Comment: Thank you so much for your awesome Hendrix ATC! :D "All Along the Watchtower" used to be one of my favourite songs to drive to when I was young. I loved the thought behind this, and it came out really well done. It's a unique one to add to the collection too, so double thanks for that! xoxo
vanneparis rated for JAMS - Starters w/ a Hand on Nov 10, 2020
Comment: Hi Julia! Thanks for the awesome Hand Starters. Perfect theme for this week!! I hope you had fun. Take Care -Vanne
jjhere rated for EASU: Punny ATC Swap on Oct 31, 2020
Comment: Ha ha! I used to work in a water quality lab - perfect punny ATC for me. I love it. Thank you so much!
renmagpie rated for SUSA - ATC w/ a Sunflower on Oct 30, 2020
Comment: Thank you so much for the ATC! You definitely took a very unique and what looks to be a time consuming approach to this piece. I appreciate it. xo
Artstamper rated for ATCA: Halloween Wk 3 on Oct 29, 2020
Comment: Thank you for your very lovely little witch ATC. She is so cute!
knittyl rated for USA Camp Happy Mail #3-Camp Crafts on Oct 28, 2020
tcornell rated for JAMS - Starters w/ a Raven on Oct 27, 2020
Comment: Thank you! Love your starters ♥
chimerix rated for ATCA: G on Oct 20, 2020
Comment: Thank you so much for the great Gnome ATC. I love it. And thanks for the additional Halloween ATC. I love her too. Aloha
Comment: Interesting choice!
Comment: Hi Julia - I think you’re the closest to me swapper I’ve ever had- thank you for the the great haunted hAlloween card!
Comment: Awesome starter set! I'm really looking forward to working on them
derakisu rated for ATCA: Halloween Wk 1 on Oct 16, 2020
Comment: Thank you for these cute little witches ! ^_^
derakisu rated for ATCA: Sender's Choice #6 on Oct 16, 2020
Comment: I quite like how you put together this photo booth theme ! I'm curious about the photo you used though... Is it something random or you/people you know ?
chimerix rated for ATCA: Halloween Wk 2 on Oct 15, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the cute witch ATC. Aloha
AnnaL rated for Jams: Rainbow of Food Series - Purple on Oct 10, 2020
Comment: Hi Julia, just received your purple eggplant ATC JAMS. Will mail out to 3rd person next Tuesday, next Monday post office closed for holiday. AnnaL.
captkristi rated for ATCA: F on Oct 10, 2020
Comment: Super cute!! I got this a couple of weeks ago and I missed rating it. It got buried in my craft explosion :) Really pretty composition. Thank you
luv2kraft rated for JAMS - Starters w/ a Feather on Oct 10, 2020
Comment: Lovely. Thanks for goodies.
YooperHill rated for EASU: 1 Word ATC Swap on Oct 8, 2020
Comment: Thank you!

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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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