Swap-bot Time: January 18, 2018 4:05 am


Date Joined: July 16, 2015
Last Online: January 18, 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-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.

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.

D: Die Cuts/Cut outs.

E: Elephants. Embellishments of all kinds.


G: Gems. Gnomes. Green. Gold.




K: Kites. So pretty in the sky.

L: Lavender. Lilac.

M: Magenta.

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.
Postage, New or Unused, unique. Purple. Pink.


R: Red.

S: Stationery. Silly things and sayings. Stickers to use on envelopes to mail out.

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.


V: Violets. Violet. Violins.

W: Washi Samples. Woodland creatures (Pictures of). White.


Y: Yellow.

Z: Zentangle. Zines.


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

Dislike: 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!

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!


jenlovespsu rated for Valentine's Day Card Swap #2 on Jan 14, 2018
Comment: Thank you! Happy Valentine’s Day! :)
Elliepatterson rated for Valentine's Day Card Swap #2 on Jan 13, 2018
Comment: Warm Winter Greetings, Thank you for the darling card, decorated envie, & the goodies:-) Very sweet happy mail for sure. This past week we had 2 day of 60 degree temps during the day & on the 2nd day it dropped down to 15 degrees at night! Whoa, talk about Frostyville!! I'm not one who will count the days till Spring or Summer, but this might be the year I start:-) You stay warm up there. Happy V-Day
Comment: Thank you so much for all the extra goodies! The scent is perfect! I opened my envelope early!
Comment: Thanks for the cute post card of two vintage cuties. I'll message you the answers to your questions😉
japn rated for First PC swap of 2018 - US Only 🎉 on Jan 5, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the card! Enjoy the new year!
Misshazzard rated for Merry Christmas Swap on Dec 26, 2017
theevidenceisme rated for Merry Christmas Swap #5 on Dec 23, 2017
Comment: You make me happy to be in Florida, ha! Merry Christmas!
CraftyMailer rated for Merry Christmas Swap #5 on Dec 23, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the cute stickers. Merry Christmas!
widelo123 rated for Merry Christmas Swap #5 on Dec 22, 2017
Comment: Brenda, thank you for the reindeer postcard and the stickers. Merry Christmas, Shirley
barbara59047 rated for Merry Christmas Swap #5 on Dec 20, 2017
Tricia22 rated for Christmas Card of Sender's Choice on Dec 20, 2017
Comment: Thank you, Happy New Year!!!
Comment: Thank you, have a wonderful Christmas!
Fabriqueen rated for Merry Christmas Swap #4 on Dec 19, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the darling card and stickers! Hugs, Diane
noone7212 rated for Wishing You A Merry Christmas #2 on Dec 18, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the cute card! Happy Christmas!
Comment: Lovely card, note, and extras! Thank you for reading my profile! I hate it when a profile is just a list of likes! Hope you have a great holiday!
Comment: Thank you for the lovely card! Happy holidays to you and yours.
Poohtat rated for Christmas Card with a Snowman on Dec 17, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the snowman card and the extras!
jenlovespsu rated for Merry Christmas Swap #4 on Dec 17, 2017
Comment: Thank you! Merry Christmas! :)

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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!

lou on Aug 20, 2016:

Happy Birthday Month from your friends in WIYM group!

RyeRye on Aug 10, 2016:



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