Swap-bot Time: July 1, 2020 11:45 pm


Date Joined: November 12, 2016
Last Online: July 1, 2020
Birthday: June 29
Country: United States

About Me

Retired. Husband retired. Two daughters both married. Two granddaughters. One cat. I am spiritual, but not religious. I embrace tenets from many beliefs and recognize the existence of a higher power. I dislike "good ole' boy" politics & do not identify with any specific party. I am a tree-hugging animal lover & love nature.

Crafts: Sewing, knitting, crocheting, embroidery/crewel, dried florals, papercrafting; Arts: drawing, painting, calligraphy, writing prose/poetry, journaling, cooking, playing piano, reading.

Likes: Traveling, cruising, salt air, the ocean, crisp morning air, rain on my face, fall colors, laughter of children, smiles, soft snowfall, the wind, fantasy, meditation, metaphysics, silence, hugs

Favorite Music

Genre: Folk, Blues, Alternative, World Music, New Age: Pink Floyd, Grateful Dead, Taj Mahal, Keb Mo', Jack Johnson, John Mayer, Fleetwood Mac, Moody Blues, David Bowie, Dr. John, Annie Lenox, Carly Simon, Paul Simon, Gary Jules, Jason Mraz, Josh Groban, Andrea Bochelli, Bonnie Raitt, Wilco, Mumford & Sons, Five for Fighting, Bare Naked Ladies, CCR, Steve Winwood, Dead Can Dance, The Beatles, Rolling Stones, Emmy Lou Harris, Nancy Griffith, Patty Griffin, and oh, so many others!

Favorite Books

Books: Cutting for Stone, White Dog Falling from the Sky, Game of Thrones series, Harry Potter series, Dune series, Water for Elephants, The Silent Patient, Where the Crawdads Sing: Authors: Steven King, Sharon Kay Pennman, Ken Follett, John Grisham; Poetry: Gail Mazur, Rod McKuen, Maxine Kumin, Edgar Alan Poe (poetry/prose), Carl Sandburg, Robert Frost

Favorite Movies

Not a movie goer-- just watch whatever's playing on HBO, Showtime, Starz, Cinemax, Netflix, etc.; Love foreign films (with subtitles, not dubbed); Like suspense, sci-fi, drama and deep movies that leave you thinking.

Favorite Television

Chicago PD, Chicago Fire, Chopped, Master Chef, Master Chef Junior, American Horror Story, Survivor, Chicago Med, Vikings, VICE, Frontline, NCIS (all), Blue Bloods, Ice Road Truckers, The Deadliest Catch, The Amazing Race; found "The Castaways" totally fascinating.

Favorite Crafts

Knitting, Crocheting, Embroidery, Crewel, Any papercrafts (but especially Inchies, Twinchies, ATCs & Moo cards), Journaling, Sewing, watercolor painting, calligraphy, shell pictures, drawing


Likes: Coffee (not decaf) Caffeinated tea of all kinds, All colors, Handmade papers, Used postage stamps from anywhere, Die cuts; Dislikes: Herbal teas, Instant coffee, Religious stuff, Disney (Iโ€™ve outgrown it)

Wish list

I have been doing papercrafts all my life & have a whole room of supplies & tools. I can honestly say I don't need another thing. I just replace supplies.

Favorite Artists

Favorite Artists: Jaime & Andrew Wyeth, Winslow Homer, Alphonse Mucha, Norman Rockwell, Peter Maxwell, Maxfield Parrish; Art Deco, Art Nuvo

About Me

PLEASE NOTE: I try to get my swaps done as soon as I sign up because I sign up for so many. Therefore, they do not reflect partner preferences as partners are not assigned until weeks later. I don't sign up for profile swaps for this reason.

Please donโ€™t feel you must include extras in our swaps. Your awesome creative art is enough to make me happy and is the base for my rating.

I take my membership in the groups I belong to or have created very seriously. The founders/coordinators/officers of these groups work very hard to think of swaps, vet participants, and troubleshoot any problems. I do my best to support them by signing up for swaps and being available to host when needed.

I have never, nor will I ever flake on any swap I undertake. If I find, by some cruel twist of fate, that I cannot complete a swap by its deadline, I will notify you & the coordinator to obtain a mutually agreeable solution. I will rate promptly, usually on the day I receive. I would appreciate it if you have any problems with or do not receive any of my swaps that you notify me so I may rectify the problem. I promise to do the same for you.

Thank you for allowing me to participate in this wonderful creative journey with you!


geekgirl1001000 rated for TIMS: Coffee Day on Jul 1, 2020
Comment: I think your Moos were just fine, and I would have been happy with just those - but I do have to say I LOVE the twinchie with the cork, coffee, and twine. it is awesome! And thanks for all the extras.
Response: You are entirely welcome! My pleasure to create them for you. Thank you for the heart.
geekgirl1001000 rated for ATC Challenge on Jul 1, 2020
Comment: love the ATC - great texture and love the moon and tree theme. thanks!
Response: Thank you. Iโ€™m glad you liked it. Thank you for the heart, also.
beachchicken rated for ATC Challenge on Jun 30, 2020
Comment: Thanks for the great ATC! I love it! The winter scene makes me feel just a little bit cooler on this super hot day.
Response: Thank you for your kind comment & heart!
ellie rated for CPG ~ Homemade PC ~ Summer Time ~ USA on Jun 29, 2020
Comment: So talented! I love the Summer Time postcard.
Response: Thank you for the inspiring comment & the heart!
RAINDARGON rated for AAA: SC June on Jun 26, 2020
Comment: Thank you for your cute atc and extras.
Response: You are most welcome! Thank you for the heart.
craftykathy1 rated for USAPC: 3 Elements ATC #30 on Jun 25, 2020
Comment: Love it! Thank you so much. The lace is very pretty. I like the illustration of the girl too.
Response: Happy you liked it. Thank you for the heart & for being my partner.
Comment: Gorgeous!
Response: I'm happy you liked it! Thank you for the heart.
craftykathy1 rated for Woodland Series #5 - BEAR ATC on Jun 23, 2020
Comment: Your bear drawing is adorable! Thank you for sharing how you made the background too. I always enjoy hearing and learning new things.
Response: Thank you for the compliment, the heart & for being my partner.
ktk8 rated for HMPC: Circle love - June on Jun 22, 2020
Comment: Hi Di..... received your STUNNING postcard today......so very very pretty......made me smile BIG..... many hearts to you.....
Response: Hey, Kate, so glad my PC gave you a smile! I enjoyed making it for you. Thanks for the heart, my friend.
Comment: Thank you for the lovely letter. I loved reading about the owls, your art...
Response: These letters are fun to write! Glad you enjoyed it. Thank you for the heart.
Artstamper rated for ACTs: Shoe Tag on Jun 20, 2020
Comment: Thanks for the best tag.It is so cute.THanks also for the extras.
Response: Glad it was a hit! You are entirely welcome. Thank you for the heart.
Whippet rated for ATCA: Sender's Choice #3 on Jun 20, 2020
Comment: Thank you Dianne for the gorgeous ATC showing Red Wing Blackbirds sitting on reeds in a salt marsh. You brought back memories for me also as I remember seeing the Red Wing Blackbirds in my family's Maryland backyard. Hope you enjoy a safe & happy summer!
Response: You are welcome. Thank you for the heart & for being my partner.
RiverTopanga rated for ACTs: Make a Mandala Coin on Jun 19, 2020
Comment: Hello! As always, a pleasure to swap with you. The coin is beautiful! I went with a traditional Mandala design of all painted dots (you were wondering what I would do)... I need to work on getting the spacing better, and I need the proper tools! I have been using the end of paint brushes, chopsticks, pens, toothpicks.. etc!! Thank you for such a fun swap. ๐ŸŒž
Response: I havenโ€™t gotten into the dots yet. Iโ€™ll bet your mandala was gorgeous! If you buy a set of embossing tools, they have different size โ€œballsโ€ on the endโ€”I think there are 4 in total w/balls on each end for a total of 8 sizes. Glad you liked my humble effort. Always happy to see you as a partner! Thank you for the heart.
beachchicken rated for SUSA - Meditation ATC on Jun 19, 2020
Comment: Thanks for the really nice ATC! I love your work! I need to start meditating.
Response: Youโ€™re welcome. Loved the theme. Thank you for the heart! Ohmm. ..
LaughingLoon rated for AI-Handmade Cards- USA on Jun 17, 2020
Comment: How beautiful - and knowing how they were made is even more special.
Response: So happy you liked them. Thank you for the heart.
Comment: I absolutely love the wooden ATC. Thank you!
Response: It was fun to find something different than paperโ€”glad you liked it! Thank you for the heart.
wolfeagle rated for MAS: Put a Hole in It on Jun 13, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the clever and cute owl ATC.
Response: Thank you for being my partner & for the heart. It was a different mind set for sure!
debtea2 rated for OATCs: Purple Haze on Jun 12, 2020
Comment: Thank you
Response: You are welcome.
Bhindblueeyes rated for ATCA: A on Jun 12, 2020
Comment: Loved this ATC! A is definitely for art (: I loved the colors and the lettering, thank you so much! I also love the extras and think maybe I will use the birds for ATCA: B :)
Response: Your comments mean a lot coming from a fellow founder. I like alphabet swaps & hopewe are partnered again on the giving or receiving side. (I have letters done up to โ€œJโ€ so far). Thank you for the heart.
MamaD rated for SG - Skinny Card - Under the sea on Jun 9, 2020
Comment: Dianne, I absolutely LOVE this skinny! Thank you so much, it is beautiful!!
Response: Dana, I have enjoyed doing these skinnies so much! Thanks for hosting these swaps & for the heartโ€”I am so inspired!

Rating Overview

Overall Hearts Stars Hosted
5.0000 624 134 138
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645 641 0 0
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Gobarb on Jun 8, 2020:

I can't thank you enough for sending me the ATC coin blanks! It was so sweet of you. These should tide me over until I get my machine running again and when I can figure it out how to use it (again)! ๐Ÿ˜‰ You are a great friend! ๐Ÿ˜˜

Gobarb on May 10, 2020:

Good luck with the chemo treatments. I hope they are not too bad and that they work! Thinking and praying for you. I see my oncologist at the cancer center on Tues. the 12th. Interested to see if he wants me to start chemo yet. ๐Ÿค—

yvonne401 on Dec 22, 2019:

Welcome to Butterfly lovers! It's great to have you here!

Love and blessings,

Your friend, Yvonne

hibiscus on Oct 11, 2019:

thank you for the most amazing and inspiring zettiโ€ฆ great technique...

Aladyjackson on Mar 27, 2019:

๐Ÿ‘‘๐Ÿ‘‘๐Ÿ‘‘๐Ÿ‘‘๐Ÿ‘‘๐Ÿ‘‘๐Ÿ‘‘๐Ÿ‘‘๐Ÿ‘‘๐ŸคŸ๐Ÿพ๐ŸคŸ๐Ÿพ๐ŸคŸ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿพโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿพโ€โ™€๏ธ Thanks for commenting on my profile page! And thanks for accepting my friend request too๐Ÿ’๐Ÿพโ€โ™€๏ธ I have been taking a short break from swapping but I will be back soon! I will look you up for a swap! Glad to know you!! Big hugs!!๐Ÿค—๐Ÿค—๐Ÿคฉ๐Ÿคช

ladydy5 on Jun 29, 2018:

Happy Birthday today. Just noticed that. Enjyed your twinchie very much.

jukejan on May 28, 2018:

Thanks for joining Oceana Spirit swap. It's great to read your profile and see Nancy Griffiths and the Wyeths represented in your likes. I love Jamie Wyeth's the Buoy Tree which I saw in Camden, Maine. I want to paint my own version from my buoy tree.

Poeprincess on Mar 28, 2018:

My head is hanging low because I was rated a 1 for the Art Deco swap by my partner. I have never been rated less than a 5, so you can imagine my shock. I had no explanation why it was given, so I sent her a msg. Come to find out, she never received it even though it was sent early. Although I would have appreciated a "heads up" before the rating, I am so happy it is something easily corrected. I have made a duplicate and will have it in the mail ASAP. Please, all, before you give a 1 rating alert your partner so they have a chance to rectify the situation and retain their previous ratings. This can affect their group memberships, joining swaps & good name. Swap-bot is my life and creative haven, so thank you all for your faith in me.

dobie256 on Dec 30, 2017:

Keb Mo' is fab! Enjoyed reading your profile. :)

ladydy5 on Sep 22, 2017:

Glad to have you in our group of fab swappers! Artistically Inclined รฐลธหœล 

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