Swap-bot Time: March 21, 2018 10:01 am


Date Joined: July 16, 2015
Last Online: March 20, 2018
Birthday: August 10
Country: United States

About Me

I'm in my 50's. I love receiving snail mail. Some of my favorites are ATC's, PC's and anything zentangle!

I live in Minnesota and I dislike winter (being cold, snow and sleet) so swapping will help me fill the void of the long winter nights. Summers are too short, and full of bugs. lol The humidity gets to me and thankfully not too many days have high humidity.

I like to hang around my house and spend time with my 6 1/2-year old female chihuahua named Charlie. She is so cute! She is a rescue and I got her when she was 6 months old. She was so timid and very shy and scared of everything. Now she is more sure of herself, but still gets scared easily. She gets nervous around children.

I drive for lyft and have met a lot of really nice people.

I don't have any food allergies that I am aware of, which is great! I like Chocolate and have discovered I have a sensitivity to it. This is not an allergy. I also like to have my daily cup of coffee and a relaxing cup of herbal tea is always nice. Iced tea is wonderful, too. Especially on warm days. Who remembers the old commercial "Take the 'Nestle Plunge' " and a guy with a glass of iced tea on a hot summer day would fall backwards into a pool? I didn't like tea in those days, but I sure do now!

Favorite Music

I have an eclectic taste of music, however I do not like most rap or any head-banging music.

My favorite artists: Def Leopard, Garth Brooks, Billy Idol, Martina McBride and nature sounds and most everything in between. When I am in my "creative zone", I like the background noise to be soothing and non-intrusive.

I love to listen to podcasts. My favorite are Unsolved Murders: True Stories, Serial Killers, Once Upon a Crime|True Stories, Conspiracy Theories and many more. What I like about them is they are based on true stories of unsolved murders (for the most part) and then dive in and give a compelling retelling of the facts based on the story. It's intriguing and I enjoy listening to it.

Favorite books and Television

My bookshelf is full of goodies! I have the Harry Potter series, Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Water for Elephants, The Clan of the Cave Bear series, Reiki books and many Bibles. Plus so much more!

I don't watch a lot of tv. I can go a couple of weeks without even turning it on! But I do own two, one in my living room, and one in my bedroom. I mostly watch in the mornings for the weather. In the evenings, I do catch a couple of old game shows on Buzzr, such as Password+ and Sale of the Century. But if I do miss them, it isn't a big deal. They are from the 80's after all.


Swapping with Me: I will try to send out my items as soon as partners are selected, but if something doesn't make it to you, please let me know BEFORE rating. I want to make sure that you get the items! I want HAPPY partners. I keep a close watch on my swaps, and I usually will contact my partner before she/he contacts me concerning any possible mail mix-ups/hiccups. I will gladly re-send the swap to you. I would rather you receive two items than none at all!

PLEASE RATE UPON RECEIPT OF A SWAP....if all requirements of the swap are met, you must rate a 5. That is required of ALL swaps.

If you're going to be late in sending out a swap, I'm very understanding, so let me know. Communicate with me and we'll work something out.

If there is postage due on a swap I sent you, please let me know, and I will reimburse you.

I really love doing the Found Image swaps here on SB. Totally fun to search for items of interest.

My ABC's for swaps:

A: ATC items. Aquamarine.

B: Blue. Brown.

C: Coffee, love it and drink it daily. Charms. Colored pencils and pens. Cardinals. Crocheting, I spend many hours doing this, for swaps and pleasure.

D: Die Cuts/Cut outs. Diamonds.

E: Elephants. Embellishments of all kinds. Essential Oils.

F: Fingerless Gloves. Frankincense E.O.

G: Gems. Gnomes. Green. Gold.

H: Homemade PC's and Cards. Hedgehogs.

I: Ice Cream, Yummy!

J: Jam.

K: Kites. So pretty in the sky.

L: Lavender. Lilac. Lavender E.O.

M: Magenta. Myrrh E. O.

N: Note cards, new or homemade. Napkins, I like the interesting variety.

O: Owls, cool animals. Orange.

P: Postcards: Love Vanity Fair, Master Painters (Monet, Manet, Renoir, etc, unknowns, as long as the pics are fabulous, etc.), cute and funny. B & W are good also. Not big on scenic, unless its required of the swap. Homemade. Unique. Purple. Pink. Peppermint E.O. Pens, .07 fine line.


R: Red. Rosemary.

S: Stationery. Silly things and sayings. Stickers to use on envelopes to mail out. Sloths, too cute!

T: Tea, no black or green tea, please. Although I do like them, I am unable to drink it. :( . Tiny things. Themed items. Trading cards, made by you or someone else. Themed tissue paper. Turtles. Teal.

U: Unicorns. Unusual items.

V: Violets (the flower). Violet (the color). Violins.

W: Washi Samples. Woodland creatures. White.


Y: Yellow. Yorkies, owned one for 14 years. She was a treasure.

Z: Zentangle. Zines. Themed Zines.


Teacher/Reward Stickers. I have no need for these.

Dislike: Hello Kitty. Well, I don't dislike Hello Kitty. I just have no use for her.

Sloppy work. If you wouldn't want to receive it, neither would I.

Collections and Crafts

I like to Crochet. I have made tablecloths and many, many doilies along with stuffed toys for my kids and grandkids. I have made quite a few wrist warmers and have even sold a few. What has been particularly popular is Harry Potter house colors and NFL team colors. It's very relaxing and fun to do!

I have also been sewing dog boots for our furry friends. They are made primarily of fleece, but have suede on them, so our friends have sure footing when walking in cold weather. They also help keep the salt off our friends paws, which damage their paws. In the summer, on those sultry, super hot days, they keep our furry friends from burning their paws on the tar and cement! If it is too hot for us, it is too hot for them. Dogs sweat through their paws, so we need to protect those precious paws!

ATC's; I am finding I am enjoying making these very much. They are a fav of mine! I am going to try many different mediums. I am not much of an artist, at least I haven't considered myself one in the past, but people who visit me have enjoyed seeing what I've created so far. hehe.

Zentangle; I discovered it here on SB almost 2 years ago and I checked out YouTube for a swap to see if I could actually do it, and was instantly hooked! I have made myself a book filled with samples of the different types of tangles, and had to move to a 5 x 7 drawing book I've had for years (I can't draw) to add more zentangle samples along with the zentangle names. I love doing them. Can't get enough!


Fabriqueen rated for Quotes on a postcard #19 on Mar 19, 2018
Comment: Thank you so much for the cute card and quotes! Hugs, Diane
Response: You are most welcome! Thanks for the heart rating and Happy swapping to you...
Followyourart rated for Paint a Rock #3 on Mar 19, 2018
Comment: I was so excited to do this swap. To my surprise I got two cute, creative rocks! They are the first painted rocks I ever got from someone else and I adore them! Thank you so much and thanks for the awesome extras as well. I definitely have a use for all of it:) Great swap deserving of many hearts ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ Happy Swapping! You “rock!”
Response: Thank you. I really had a good time doing this swap. I hope others join the bandwagon and it goes on and on! I love it! You are very kind in your words of praise. Thank you for the many hearts! Happy swapping to you, too!
MsBellaDonna rated for Chunk O Cardboard - March 2018 on Mar 16, 2018
Comment: Thank you so much for a great "chunk" and love all the happy sentiment with it! Hurry springtime here too!
CajunLady rated for Easy Postcard #3 on Mar 14, 2018
Comment: Thank you.
Amyncognito rated for 12345 Postcard Swap #3 - USA on Mar 11, 2018
Comment: Love the card and cool spring stickers! Thanks!!
Hyshu rated for Hello Stranger PC Swap US Jan 2018 on Mar 11, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the great card!
Response: You are welcome! Thanks for the heart! Happy swapping.....
nsciambi rated for 12345 Postcard Swap #3 - USA on Mar 9, 2018
Comment: Thank you!
Response: you are most welcome! Thanks for the heart! happy swapping.....
aprilscribbles rated for 12345 Postcard Swap #3 - USA on Mar 9, 2018
Comment: Ha ha ha! The Ranch Dressing! Too cute! Thanks for the chuckle...this one is headed for my journal!
Response: I laugh every time I read this one! So cute! Thanks for the heart.... Happy swapping....
GoCindy rated for 12345 Postcard Swap #3 - USA on Mar 9, 2018
Comment: Thank you!
Response: Most welcome..... Happy swapping....Thanks for the heart....
Macw1975 rated for Postcard Destash - US Only on Mar 9, 2018
Comment: What a great assortment of postcards!! Thank you!!
Response: Glad you liked them..... Thanks for the heart..... happy swapping.....
AlyssaYFTM rated for 12345 Postcard Swap #3 - USA on Mar 8, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the postcard. I am looking forward to spring, too.
Response: Most welcome! Thanks for the heart.... Happy swapping.....
bellanonna rated for Chunk O Cardboard - March 2018 on Mar 7, 2018
Comment: Hi Brenda, I LOVE the "whoppers" PC! It was a joy to read your Points-to-Ponder....very witty! Stay Warm up there!! 😊❄⛄
Response: So glad you loved the PC! Glad you liked the PtP! Thanks for the heart... Happy swapping....
user3654 rated for Quotes on a postcard #18 on Mar 6, 2018
Comment: Narwhals!!!! Thank you! Of course, I also loved the quote - but narwhals are beyond awesome!
Response: So glad you liked it. When I saw you liked Narwhals, well, I knew that PC was just for you.....Thanks for the heart rating.....
cbpoole rated for Valentine's Day Card Swap #6 on Mar 1, 2018
Comment: I loved your "Things to ponder" ideas! I love the "If you dress in western clothes, are you ranch dressing?" Bwhaha!
Response: I know! I love that one too! Feel free to use it!
Comment: Thank you so much for the lovely Valentine's card and the goodies inside! <3
Response: you are most welcome!
jlink rated for 12345 Postcard swap #1 - USA on Feb 28, 2018
Comment: VEJ - Way Danish to English - we have a sister city in Denmark
Response: Thanks for the heart rating! Happy swapping.....
momma197464 rated for recipes: beef on Feb 26, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the recipes. I plan on trying them.
Response: Super! They are good recipes. Thanks for the heart rating. Happy swapping.....
Comment: My fav color. Ty
zurdoswifey rated for 12345 Postcard swap #1 - USA on Feb 26, 2018
Comment: Thanks =) I enjoyed the quotes on the back ....and so jelly of your ability to write so small...Love it !!! Have a fantastic week
Response: You are most welcome! Thank you! Happy swapping.....
Comment: Love this card, thank you!

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cllfdl on Jan 29, 2018:

Thank you so much for the lovely letter!!

Kellpepper on Jan 22, 2018:

Thank you for hosting the fun Valentines Day swap!

esmy77 on Jan 10, 2018:

Thank you for the beautiful comment you

left on my profile about my calligraphy,

yes I do all the calligraphy and handlettering,

you are so sweet!

snail mail by esmeralda3

CurlyTea on Aug 14, 2017:

bbsporty on Feb 14, 2017:

redyellownow on Jan 23, 2017:

Thanks for tangling on my pass and paste PC. I always like to see how other people tangle :-) Happy New Year!

emilynhr on Dec 7, 2016:

Thanks for the fun fall goodies! I love the dish towel. Thanks for going above and beyond!

(1$ store addicts WTA - Autumn Theme)

jannieb on Nov 13, 2016:

I just wanted to reply to the letter you sent with the Thanksgiving card swap...I'm so sad to hear about your dog Kayte. Her tag will be a cherished part of my collection. I have an old glass canning jar that I keep them in. I don't know why, but they just mean a lot to me. We just lost our dog Larry-Boy on Oct. 5th. He was almost 18 yrs old. We got him at 8 weeks too. He grew up with my kids & had a great life. It's so weird not to have him around. Take care :)

tcornell on Oct 29, 2016:

Thank you so much for the lovely package that you sent to me for the Halloween WTA in the $1 SA group! I love the witchy kitchen towel, the candles, postcards, labels and ATC backs you enclosed. Very thoughtful and appreciated!

RyeRye on Oct 21, 2016:

Welcome to Inspiration Station!

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