Swap-bot Time: September 25, 2020 10:02 am


Date Joined: September 1, 2015
Last Online: September 23, 2020
Birthday: August 23
Country: United States
My Website

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
  • Quilting
  • 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 and love to receive new recipes to try out. I am also a dirt racing (World of Outlaws) and NHRA drag racing fan and a die-hard Steelers girl. I also love writing letters/sending postcards. If you want to be penpals, send me a message!

I have a blog called Mini Van Dreams where I share recipes, free printables, craft tutorials, anecdotes about my crazy life, social good initiatives and more.

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.

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: How cool that you have this vintage Green Giant promo ephemera! Thank you for sharing some - I’ll get these moving along shortly!
Comment: Really cool ATC! Thanks so much!!
neea1989 rated for ATCA: Sender's Choice #5 on Sep 7, 2020
Comment: Thanks for the cool atc and washi tapes! πŸ’•πŸ’œπŸ’•
Comment: I thought you drew Ohio just fine!! I thought that grey β€œpaint” was a wonderful shade and I was going to ask what brand it was til I touched it! Nice work thank you
Comment: Hi Julia!! WOW!! Thank you SOOOOOO much for this cute adorable swap!! I loved everything, how neat it was, the cool stuff you sent for me and the envelope was amazing!!! Also, the portfolio you sent it all in was so cool! Such a joy!! Have a wonderful fall! Stay healthy and safe!!
Comment: Thank you so much for the ATC cards and that summer scene is SUPER cute!!
chimerix rated for ATCA: D on Aug 25, 2020
Comment: Thank you so much for the wonderful dream catcher ATC. It is absolutely wonderful. Aloha
Comment: Thanks for such a special package. Loved everything. This has been so much fun. Take care. Nathalie
Itti rated for ATCA: C on Aug 21, 2020
Comment: Gorgeous, I love it! You're very talented!
Comment: Thank you!
Comment: Thank you.
Comment: Thanks for the funny octopus pirate! Aloha
peipeicl rated for OATCs: Pretty in Pink on Jul 30, 2020
Comment: Love the lace background :) truly pretty in pink !
geekgirl1001000 rated for ATCA: Sender's Choice #4 on Jul 30, 2020
Comment: Thanks - great collage work on the ATC!
megan1230 rated for JAMS - Hummingbird Starters on Jul 29, 2020
Comment: So cute! Thank you so much!
Comment: Thanks for the great starter set and ATC backer cards! I will get to work on these and move them on.
Comment: Julia - Wow you have done it again. The ATC is so cute and I love the layers and the bathing beauty! Thank you.
Comment: This swap I am in love with <3 What a great card and idea.
Onaki rated for Zines #1 (USA) on Jul 25, 2020
Comment: Wonder zine, thank you tons! <3
CookieMomster78 rated for JAMS: MUSIC S/S on Jul 24, 2020
Comment: Fantastic starters! Can’t wait to get JAMmin’ on these beauties!

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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!



Shellyr on Jan 31, 2018:

I am sending a February wish to all of the usual monthly profilers. Have a wonderful Valentine's Day.

Violet is the flower of the month

Happy Valentine's Day

President's Day

Black History Month

Nellie1 on Jan 16, 2018:

A.P.D.G.~ HAPPY JANUARY 2018!!!! Happy 2018. So sorry this is late. Family stuff going on.

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Bhindblueeyes on Jan 4, 2018:

Hello there!! This is for IU: Profile Deco_Jan. Thank you for joining!!

Enjoy!!! :) Amy

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