Swap-bot Time: November 22, 2017 3:07 am


Date Joined: April 2, 2010
Last Online: November 21, 2017
Birthday: August 3
Country: United States
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About Me

I simply adore my Furbabies Madison and Oliver They are Brussels Griffons (As good as it gets starring VERDEL!!) My Madi is like my daughter and she has CHF and I am trying so hard to keep her comfy happy and healthy with a home made oxygen kennel and her 13 pills a day. So far she is showing no signs of distress or discomfort so That is my present for the present. And her brother Oliver has bad eyes always itchy red and he rubs them and gets ulcers so at the present for him he is on 2 different meds for his eyes! My dogs are like my children. I am an animal lover!!

I love unique ribbon and lacey elastic!!!! I love strong cinnamon and ginger tea.

If I dont rate you PLEASE email me! Help me rate you...PLEASE always put which swap it is and your name :-) I am a fair rater and if directions for the swap are followed I will always rate a 5 If there are extras and you have really put a wow factor into in you will ALWAYS get a 5 and star!! I WILL ALWAYS RATE if I have your info!! :-)

I live Tampa Bay Florida. I am hooked on swap-bot! I have four grown children and four Brussels Griffons. I love my pets, they are like my children now :-). I am happily married for 41 years to my childood sweetheart. I have family in Sardenia Italy who Imet and connected through facebook! They have visited me twice and I hope to get back to see them again soon. I am a master crafter. I was born to design and create things...ANYTHING. I have my own studio and website. I love to cook, sew, design and create greeting cards, beading, scrapbooking, listen to music, read, watch movies and I am always learning NEW things! Hopefully I will be connectng with you all in my travels around the world of Swap- Bot! I am amazed at how beautiful nature can be down to the ugliest bug! I love COLOR...any color, adore flowers and always have them fresh in my house. I love my garden and I grow eggplant, cucumbers, tomatoes and herbs. I can sit at the beach and get inspired for hours looking into the endless mighty Gulf of Mexico and the sound of seagulls and the surf, embracing the scent of salty air and the feel of the warm sand through my toes. My I pod rates high as do my podcasts from i tunes. I download a bunch and bring them to the beach with me. Very informative information on any topic! I do not like anything Hello Kitty :-) Sorry Kitty Nothing personal :-)

Favorite Music


I love 70-80s music. Soft rock station on Alexa! I love all kinds of music, though except some really vulgar RAP and not too fond of Opera. BUT... I absolutely love the soudtrack from Phantom of the Opera. Wishing you were her again ALWAYS makes me cry because she is missing her father as I very much do even after 24 years of his passing. I just lost my best friend, my mom on September 10 2012 and I am so devastated but life HAS to go on. I like some country but not the real twangy banjo type, more of the current Country. James Taylor, Carly Simon, Billy Joel, Beatles, Doors are some of my favs.. I Listen to alot of modern current NEW artists but I love music from the 70's. I also love alternative music and new artists. I adore enya and have her music when I need to be calm and creative.

Favorite Movies

The movie that I could watch over and over is The notebook I have a movie theater that seats 12 people in my home so needless to say we watch alot of movies and we belong to Netflix and have show box so we always have a wide variety to choose from. I like mostly drama, true stories, action. I dont like violent movies, they disturb me. I love GOOD love stories and movies that have meaning or send a message to the audience and make you think. I love Independent films, they intrigue me. I do not like comedies, most of them are way too silly but a good comedy I do enjoy. Mrs. Doubtfire is a good one!


FOOD follow the low carb diet on a regular basis. My husband and I realize how important it is to stay healthy when you are young.

I LOVE my family recipe for GRAVY.( People from Italy, (Palermo) which my Grandmother was, call tomato sauce GRAVY, just to clarify!!) TEAS Love getting exotic teas from around the world. I love strong flavored spice, ginger orange citrus etc teas. Im a big fan of Old World Remedies in St Augustine FL Their Dream Tea and Blue eyes teas are loose and outstanding. Very relaxing I make my own Kombucha and try different flavors with every batch. I have a SCOBY hotel so if you are interested in learning Please let me know I will send you one of my cultures to get you started.

ALCOHOL Dont normally drink but sometimes LOVE my late harvest wine. Its a sweet wine and not available all the time.


RELIGION WOW This is a real issue with me. I was born into a Catholic family. I, today dont go into a Catholic Church. I dont believe that they are for the people of the congregation. I feel that it is ALL about the money which has turned me off throughout the years. This is a personal issue with me and I struggle everyday with it. I would like a place to worship but I have found that the best place to worship is in my heart. I feel that we all have one maker. I dont know which one that is so I live more along the Buddist beliefs and that is being a pure, good hearted, honest, caring and totally giving person, unconditionally!!! (Not many can say that)

Favorite Crafts

I will never just send an ordinary package. It is always profile specific and always has some extra comfy things in it. Please dont send me any junk that I cannot use. I will never send on what I receive to another swap partner UNLESS its something I made with what they send to me. Im very particular and like things done perfectly. I put alot of heart and soul into these swaps and feel that everyone who is a member should do the same. We all collect way to much stuff and we dont need something else just to add to our collection!

I love hosting swaps!! If I see something I HAVE TO MAKE IT myself!!! :-) and I make memorial blankets and teddy bears out of loved ones clothing.. My uncle passed away in November and my cousins were heartbroken. They sent me a box of his clothing, robes, pj's that they couldnt part with and I got 5 quilt blankets out of them. One went to his spouse my Aunt who misses him dearly after 63 years of marriage. This aunt is 93 years old! (2017) I used to own a bead shop with over a million beads and findings. When I closed my store I took them all with me!!! except for selling off most I still have a stash I cannot part with. I carried a lot of high end beads, gemstones, crystals, bail silver and findings so I am prepared for you beading fanatics!!! I am my most at peace when Im in my studio designing and creating. This is my world, my happy place! I am thrilled to be here on swap bot!! I love pretty fabric, laces in different colors, unique ribbons. I make my own soap, skin cream, toothpaste and I ADORE fragrant CANDLES! (Natural of course. SOY wax and Essential oils NO PERFUMEY ones. I teach classes to women's clubs and organizations on how to make all natural products especially soap! Once you know how to make soap Hard bars and liquid) you can make EVERYTHING for your cleaning needs laundry household and personal.

Favorite Television

I LOVED The Tudors! I am glued to the TV (SHOWTIME) Henry the VIII WOW! What a guy LOL! Loved Dexter Spartacus and 24, and NOW my all time favorite at the moment is Outlander on STARZ. I read the preview and thought, "I really dont like time travel because I cant wrap my head around it!" OMG! I am so wrong. You must give this a try. I LOVE IT! I loved Downton Abby I like mini series. My first mini serie was (I may be dating myself here but...) Rich Man Poor Man and Dallas! I named my daughter after the girl who killed JR. She was born on Christmas Day so the Name was perfect! !!!

I volunteer

I love helping others and I get a good feeling when I make someone else smile. I can entertain myself for hours and do not need to be around people all the time. I am happy being by myself, in my own home and I never feel lonely. WAY too much going on in this head of mine :-) I like my quiet time although through the years I have not had much quiet time. I have a very large family, I am down to 2 pups from 5 (HEARTBREAKERS) a husband and four children (who are all grown, 2 in Brooklyn 1 in Colorado and one 5 minutes from me who gave me my BELLA JOYA #! Grandaughter Myla (My Little Angel). I have alot of friends and I love them all!


I Love all crafts. I belong to the ROCK SWAP in st petersburg FL, Love painting rocks with my granddaughter, makng slime. I love to sew, and I am a certified aromatherapist. I have every organic essential oil you can think of and use all of them for making healing salves, oils, I make my own inhalers, soap, shampoo, conditioner, body cream sunscreen, air freshner blends for diffusers, bug spray, dog soap, tooth paste. I dont eat sugar and keep carbs to a low each day. I love to learn new crafts and I am currently looking to buy a school which houses all kinds of teachers that want to share their skill and teach it to the world..

Favorite Books

American Assassin is my latest obsession. Great Series I cant put it down!Swallow the Ocean By Laura Flynn A memoir Very touching... Through Time into Healing, Many lives , Many Masters, Same soul, many bodies books on Feng Shui, I cannot think of off hand but have read and will list them as they pop into my head! My best friend said that she is going to reques a saying on my headstone..."I can do that!" Im always trying to learn new things. I have the attitude like I CAN DO THAT with everything! I dont stop until its perfected. I have an etsy store for all my organic products so Knowledge in Nature has become something so much more than just making things to sell. It is a passion of mine to teach people that it is so affordable to make your own all natural house and personal products. My cleaning girls only clean with my products. I am 99% natural My gray hair is my nemisis so I am guilty of that monthly color that MUST go on! :-)


DaniZplannerchick84 rated for Mega Washi Swap 8 on Nov 16, 2017
Comment: thank you so much love my samples!!!!!!
Response: you are so welcome. Thank you for my rating and my heart
Jsereg001 rated for Mega Washi Swap 8 on Nov 15, 2017
Comment: Thanks for the awesome goodies!! Love the washi designs!!
TheGreenApple rated for Random PC International #11 on Nov 15, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the vintage PC!
Response: you are welcome! thank you for the great rating and heart!
BrandiAlexander rated for Mega Washi Swap 8 on Nov 9, 2017
Comment: Thanks for the awesome Washi, extras and the lovely letter. Keep in touch.
Response: Thank you for the rating and star!! And hopefully we will cross paths again soon!!!!
aprilfoolzbaby86 rated for Craft Destash 11/11 on Nov 8, 2017
Comment: What a wonderful package! I'm overwhelmed at your generosity. So many cool things I don't think I've ever seen before. I am definitely going to look up your site. Homemade flea remedy sounds like just what is needed around here with 3 dogs and living in the woods. I am not sure how to use the dream journal (under my pillow? beside my head?) but I am anxious to try it. Be blessed, and thanks again!
Response: Put the organic herbal pillow under your pillow or in your pillowcase and the notebook and pen beside your bed. When you wake up in the middle of the night and its a dream you want to remember jot it down real quick so you will remember in the morning. And you are welcome I enjoyed putting it together !!thank you for the rating
Anoekvm rated for Alphabet ATCs - C & D on Nov 4, 2017
Comment: Thanks you for the Nice ATC's and the lovely extra's!
Response: you are welcome, glad you enjoyed it!! :-)
gramsbuttonbox rated for Alphabet ATCs - E & F on Nov 3, 2017
Comment: Oh wow, these are so pretty! i love them mounted on nblack!( (And I appreciate the care you put into making sure it would arrive in perfect condition!))
Response: happy you like it And thank you for the great rating!
Jaymmers rated for 7 days with tea swap on Oct 23, 2017
Comment: I have to say that this is the best and most kind swap I have ever received. You took so much time and effort to out it all together and I very much appreciate it. You made my heart leap when I found the dragonfly rock. They are extremely important to me and I love seeing them randomly. I just cannot tell you how much I loved your package. Thank you thank you from. The bottom of my heart! I needed this today. I wish I could give you 10 hearts!
Response: awwwww you have given me 10 hearts just with your response thank you!!!
DaniZplannerchick84 rated for Major Washi Swap on Oct 23, 2017
Comment: Thank you so much for my samples love everything !!!!!!!!!
CraftyCC rated for Alphabet ATCs - A & B on Oct 21, 2017
Comment: Thanks so much for the ATCs, I love the letters you made, they are so cool. Thanks also for the extra goodies and the biscuits and soap for my doggies. 😀
Response: You are welcome thank you for my great rating :-) Hope we cross paths again!!
HDouglas rated for Washi Tape Surprise on Oct 15, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the wonderful washi and welcoming letter. I enjoyed reading about your family.
Response: you are welcome! Loved this swap. Hope we swap soon!
SassyChicken rated for Rock Swap on Oct 6, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful rock! I love it so much! I've been having a crummy week, and it put a huge smile on my face today!
Response: You are so welcome this has become my new passion I've been doing these rock swaps and as it gets more popular I will create more I love them too!
A127 rated for Handmade Bliss #1 on Sep 27, 2017
Comment: Loved your package and have the bracelet on right now with lavender on it! We make our own washing soap but would love your shampoo recipe! Love it all! THANK. YOU!
SummersCalling rated for Rock swap on Sep 6, 2017
Comment: Thank you for a lovely package.
Response: You are welcome thank you for my great rating :-)
Kelly0124 rated for Rock swap on Aug 31, 2017
Comment: Love the Rock Swap! So fun. Thank you for the mandala rock and note card - great minds think alike!
Response: You are welcome thank you for my great rating :-)
amabear62 rated for ATC 2017# 33: Purple -USA- on Aug 23, 2017
Response: Thank you for rating.
Comment: Thank you so much! The cards were lovely, and I really appreciate the needle book - I've wanted one forever! :) Thanks also just for hosting this series, it was a lot of fun to put the cards together.
Barbara rated for ANY 5 ATCs on Jul 29, 2010
Comment: Hi Janice, Thank you for the very artistic and detailed lemonade ATCs. I just love the little travel sewing kit and bookmark too! Your special package brightened my day!
Response: you are so welcome It was my pleasure Glad it made you smile!
Comment: I was so excited to get these ATC's- you rock!! The crystals are lovely-thank you so much. Hope we swap again.
Response: Whew I was getting worried that they got lost!!! Glad you like them!! Cant wait to swap again soon!!
Comment: You can breathe now!! I LOVE the ATC's and all of the fantastic goodies. Thank you so much- many hearts and hugs to you.

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thehappyhoneybee on Sep 13, 2010:

As a fellow cupcake lover and crafter, perhaps you'd be interested in our new swap.... Halloween Cupcake Toppers!



raven on May 26, 2010:


Welocme and click to visit group..


Striving to be a Flaker Free Group

Momwithahook on May 13, 2010:

An FB is a Friendship Book, for obtaining penpals and swappers world wide. You can get an idea from this page http://squidoo.com/friendshipbooks

Saristotle on May 10, 2010:

I was just reading your religion paragraph. We have very similar views and for very similar reasons, except I was born into a Lutheran family. Interesting!!

AmericanHeiress on Apr 16, 2010:

Hi Janice, So glad you made it to Swap-Bot! I told you would be addicted. This seemed like a perfect spot for you with your amazing crafts!!!! Love you and great job on your profile.

Smooches, Lauren

RyeRye on Apr 8, 2010:

From down in Port Charlotte, welcome to Swap-Bot!

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