Swap-bot Time: January 24, 2021 11:32 am


Date Joined: March 23, 2012
Last Online: August 10, 2017
Birthday: August 5
Country: United States

About Me

Hello from the United States of America from the great State of Nebraska "The Good Life". I am the mother of three incredibly wonderful children (25,21,16) and the wife to my high school sweetheart for 22 years. I have always been interested in Art. I won coloring and handwriting contests that brought me a colorful collection of smelly stickers. I wish this is how simple life could be now, but then I reached adulthood and many things have transpired. I began an Art Therapy Class for Cancer Survivors and caretakers back in 2009. I lost my mother to her battle with metastatic breast cancer in December 2009, 5 months after being diagnosed. I had this belief that this happens to other people and somehow I would be spared. My mother was my best friend, mentor...she was my "everything"! That is when I have took an oath to become a stronge advocate to preach the importance of getting your mammograms yearly! I suddenly love the color pink and the use of the breast cancer ribbon, whether it is in the form of my jewlery, the pink shoes that I own or in the art I create. I feel I need to do this to call attention so that it will generate a coversation with people. I than let them know why I feel it is so important to have an annual check up, breast exam and to strongly advocate doing monthly self breast exams..most importantly to just know your body! I am fluent in English. I want to learn Spanish that I hope to one day take a college course to begin that journey. I love taking art classes and recently have taken calligraphy and an altered book class. I am very interested in Zentangles. I am a self taught Zentangler;) I have signed up to become a demonstrator for Stampin' Up! I love to create and do scrapbooks! I must not utilize my time efficiently because the only pages I have completed were the ones I have done at a scrapbooking club. Working fulltime does not allow alot of "me" time. I recently joined Postcrossings and got my first postcard from the Netherlands.

I love and will cherish all homemade items!!!!

I am a Licensed Practical Nurse that works as an Administrative Assistant at our local community hospital. I help with the Children's Immunization Clinics that occur each month. I live in a rural town of 2,017 people. I love to garden and spend time with my family. I love the vivid colors, sparkles, homemade postcards, black and white photography, markers and epherema. I really am not too picky of a person. I would love to see what others call their form of art.

My middle son just got sworn into the Army National Guard (April 2012) so anything relavant to the Armed Services, I also would enjoy getting.

I believe in the God and the power of prayer.

"The 10 most powerful two-letter words, 'If it is to be, it is up to me.'


Favorite Music

I enjoy oldies and R&B. Zapp & Roger, Nino Brown, Lowrider Oldies, the 80's, Gemini, (Lisa, Lisa & Cult Jam), Gapp Band, Drake, La Mafia, Mike Jones, Smokey Robinson, Ashanti and Rick James.

Favorite Books

All Jackie Collins books, Patti Digh books, mixed media books, Zentangle books and my altered books.

Favorite Movies

The Color Purple, Purple Rain, The Lion King, Bambi, Love & Basketball, Man on Fire, Untamed Heart, Cheech & Chong movies, all Madea movies.

Favorite Television

ID Channel, BET, jewlery channels, history channels, animal channel.

Favorite Crafts

Scrapbooking, Altering books, calligraphy, mixed media art. I am a Stampin' Up demonstator. I just signed up in January. Looking at Ed Hardy drawings and redrawing the design in my style. Zentangling.


Halloween, Goth, anything on the dark side.

Although, I do love animals I would prefer art rather than cat, dog, horse, etc. photos.

Foam stickers.

Putting in a whole group of the same thing. For instance, 12 colors of the same paper, etc. We all like variety:) Or at least I do:)

To my recipients:

I always will send my swaps. If you don't get something within two weeks of the send date, send me a message. If something is damaged, missing, or didn't have enough postage, send me a message and I promise to make every effort to get it corrected. It's all about the customer service. If anything is wrong with a swap package, let me know so I can fix it.

However, remember that once a package goes into the post office, I no longer have control over it - the USPS does. I mail from my town which goes to a regional center (North Platte) for sorting and postmarking. I will mark all my swaps "sent" the day I make my own personal appearance at the post office and know that it is sent.

If you get a swap from me, please let me know that you received it. I truly want to know that you got the swap, because paying extra for delivery confirmation is not something I want to do or think should have to do. If it comes to that I will need to move on. I joined "Swap-bot" for a fun hobby, so I want to keep it that way. Plus, I would rather spend my money on my art supplies, markers, etc.

To my senders:

If you send to me and don't get rated by me, or hear from me, that means that I didn't get the package. I will always rate when I receive the swap package. I will respect your time and effort.

Did I mention...

I love anything with chili peppers and for some reason the state of New Mexico intrigues me.


Comment: Thank You very much! :)
Comment: I'm fairly new to the shared journal experiment, so this is the first time I've gotten a journal that has been written in by so many different people! I really enjoyed getting to see all of the different handwriting/read about so many different people!
grandmaroro rated for Let's Keep Smashing/Junking #5 on Dec 22, 2012
Comment: Thank you for the packagte.
Comment: thanks
Comment: Thanks so much for all the stuff! :)
Response: You are welcome. Thanks for the rating. Merry Christmas.
lisacolleen82 rated for Shared Journal Experiment #22 on Dec 13, 2012
Aleksis rated for ephemerenvelope four on Dec 5, 2012
Comment: Thanks :)
Comment: Thank you for the ATC!!
Chaar rated for Just a Happy NOTE Card on Nov 21, 2012
Comment: Hello,.I have the card retrieved though. Thank you.Nice cards! have a nice day love Chaar
SassyLatina32 rated for Let's Keep Smashing/Junking #4 on Nov 19, 2012
Comment: Thank you for all the lovely stuff!
Response: You are very welcome.
Comment: That monkey is super cute! and I love your color scheme. Thanks for sharing
Response: Thank you for viewing and the rating.
Comment: Cute. I love the sock monkey too!
Response: Thank you for hosting the swap. See you around Swap Bot and by the way the your user name;)
Comment: I love them! We have some things in common. As a matter of fact, I am in bed with my favorite flannel sheets covered in sock monkeys as I type. :)
Response: Thank you for the rating and the comments about the sock monkeys. I would truly enjoy viewing your pages. I enjoyed reading your profile.
Comment: Nice pages,Thanks so much for sharing :)
Response: It was a great time creating my smashbook. Thank you for the rating.
maciemcgowan rated for Shared Journal Experiment #21 on Nov 13, 2012
Comment: thanks! I'll add the rubberband back on!
Response: Thank you. I hope I was able to challenge you with the journal prompt which should probably be a photo prompt? So you don't want me to send the rubber band to you?
grammag rated for Smash Trash - International on Nov 8, 2012
Comment: Ooooh. Lots of nice goodies. Thank you!
Response: You are very welcome. I am new to this ...so I am not for sure. However, I had fun!
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful ATC.
Response: You are very welcome. Thanks for joining.
Comment: Thank you
kkkk rated for Almond Joy candy bar "ATC" Swap on Nov 4, 2012
Comment: Thanks for the great Almond Joy!
Response: You are very welcome.
Comment: Thank you for the neat ATC! I really like it! Thank you also for the used stamps and the really neat vintage cards! My brother has been an active-duty Marine for the past 13 years and I am very proud of him and all military personel. Thanks again!
Response: You are very welcome. I am also very proud of our military men and women.

Rating Overview

Overall Hearts Stars Hosted
5.0000 71 10 10
Completed Fives Threes Ones
85 98 0 0
Type 1 Type 2 Type 3 Uncategorized
0 34 51 0
View all

Currently In

  • the user is not currently in any swaps :(

Currently Hosting

  • the user is not hosting any current swaps


rachelcdoyle on Jun 29, 2013:

rachelcdoyle on Feb 21, 2013:

dalbright on Nov 15, 2012:

You’re invited! Come de-clutter your desk with us!?: “Desk De-clutter #7 USA”

PinkArt300M on Aug 30, 2012:
 I swap with Swap-bot! 
PinkArt300M on Jul 18, 2012:

Every Ribbon Tells a Story.... I've seen women surrounded by family and friends, I've seen women arm in arm fighting a battle, I've seen battles that were lost but many more that have been won. I've seen faces that have shown fear, hope, success, and determination, I've seen fists pumping up in the air for a victory. I've seen them everywhere. On women and on men. It's amazing how a ribbon can mean so much. A meaning so different to each one. I'm one ribbon of many. Every ribbon tells a story... What's your story?

Artistic on Jul 3, 2012:

So glad you enjoyed your watermelon package!

lttleetoile on May 4, 2012:

Yes, I did catch the cancer ribbons. I just found out that my neighbor has breast cancer and many of my family members have faced it, whether successfully or not. Good addition, and again, beautiful work!

Justene on Mar 27, 2012:

Hi Francisca! Welcome to Swap-Bot! So glad you're here! You are sooo going to LOVE it here! There are so many fun swaps, and this is such an amazing community of fun, talented, and creative people!

Welcome also to the 'I ♥heart♥ Mail Art - April' swap --- thank you for joining my swap! If you have any questions, please feel free to holler! Hope to 'meet you in the mail' often! :)

p.s. it is always a good idea to fill out your profile with as much information & detail as possible. All your likes, favourite colours, crafts, hobbies, wishlists, etc. The more specific info you have, the happier your mailbox will be! It makes it much easier for your swap partner to create/choose items that you suit you perfectly if you have a well filled-out profile. You will notice on most of the swaps that one of the main requirements is to have a well-filled out profile --- that is the case with this swap as well.

The more detail in your profile, the better the swaps will be for you and your partner!

You have a great start on it!

Happy Swapping! :)

Login to leave a comment now!