Swap-bot Time: May 21, 2018 5:51 am


Date Joined: November 12, 2016
Last Online: May 20, 2018
Birthday: June 29
Country: United States

About Me

Retired. Husband retired. Two daughters both married. Two teenage granddaughters. One cat. 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: 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 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, 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, etc. Like suspense, sci-fi, drama and deep movies that leave you thinking.

Favorite Television

Game of Thrones, The Affair, Chicago PD, Chicago Fire, Chopped, Master Chef, Master Chef Junior, American Horror Story, Power, Survivor, Chicago Justice, Chicago Med, Vikings, VICE, Frontline, NCIS (all), Blue Bloods, This Is Us, Code Black, The Sinner, Little Big Lies, The Amazing Race

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, Embellishments, Brads, Dies, Die cuts Dislikes: Herbal teas, Instant coffee

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; Art Deco

About Me

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. 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!


Comment: Love the Bottle Blossoms ATC. Super creative! Thanks for the Alcohol Ink pieces too! Wonderful mail to come home to :-)
Response: It was certainly challenging, which I love! So glad you liked it and the papers. Thank you for the heart.
djcamp04 rated for Faux Silk ATC on May 18, 2018
Comment: Thank you so much for the lovely ATC. So happy to add this to my collection! ❤️
Response: I enjoyed creating with this media. Thank you for the heart.
Comment: Thanks so much for an amazing atc! I love the fiber/paper you used as the water. Great texture. I envy your whale watching experience as it sounds so lovely. Take care.
Response: Thank you for your kind comments and heart. Gives me incentive to continue creating.
Karmi53 rated for Two Years Old on May 16, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the cool two lady atc made me think of my best friend and me. Thanks also for the extras take care
Response: You are so welcome! Thank you for the ❤️
123Poggy123 rated for Dictionary page ATC on May 16, 2018
Comment: The colors you used for this background are stunning. The dragonfly is perfect. Great ATC. Thank you for the tea & backgrounds for me to use.
Response: Your comment makes my day! Thank you for the heart.
manme rated for Quotes ATC - 3 partners, 1 ATC each on May 4, 2018
Comment: Thank you! I love your ATC, it is so well made and unique! Also, thanks for the nice extras (you didn't have to send me those, but thanks, I really like them, too). Take care and have a happy spring!
Response: So glad you liked it & the extras, too!
Conni59 rated for Artisan ATCs - Purple ATC on Apr 30, 2018
Comment: My apologies I usually rate immediately! I remember your creativity and loved what you did. I must not have saved the rating. Again I apologize, thank you for your patience and your atc!
Response: Not a problem. I think they were working on the site around that time, so that could be the reason it wasn't saved.
donetta rated for IBATL ~ Flower Twinchies on Apr 30, 2018
Comment: Dianne, I love all 4 of these beautiful twinchies! I can't pick a favorite...each one is so lovely, with gorgeous details...I really do love them all. Thank you so much for sending so many great extras, too...I am like a kid when it comes to extras (don't know why, but I am)!
Response: Love swapping w/you Donetta! Thanks for the kind comments & glad you liked the goodies!
Comment: beautiful job on this ATC! thank you for sharing your work with me.
Response: Thank you for the kind words, rating & hearts. I'm sure we'll swap again.
JudalineZ rated for TIMs:...Bring May Flowers on Apr 27, 2018
Comment: Beautiful work and creative!
Response: Thank you for your comments & heart!
Lilpurplepig rated for TIMs: Color My World on Apr 18, 2018
Comment: Sorry I did not rate you on this. I opened the envelope as soon as I got and even said thank you in my head, and admired your art work and notes. lol So i mentally rated you when i got it in but failed to rate on here before we went on our two week vacation. lol Love it as always. just such a wonderful artist and I love having your work in my collection.
Response: Totally forgiven! I missed some of my ratings, too, as I went to visit my daughter in TX for 10 days. Thanks for the kind words--love swapping w/you!
Comment: .Thanks
Response: Thank you for the rating & heart!
MsLee rated for TIMs: Fields of Green on Apr 16, 2018
Comment: Di my dear, thank you so much for my great Field of Greens, just lovely. Loving and using my extras.... Have a great week! xoxoxoxo.
Response: You are so welcome. Thank you for the heart & rating! So nice to be your partner again.
DaisyNY rated for TIMs: April Showers... on Apr 11, 2018
Comment: I'm also a Beatrix Potter fan. Thank you for the charming inchies and the twinchie!
Response: Thank you for the rating & heart and for participating in this swap.
Mimi7 rated for Hippo with an Umbrella on Apr 10, 2018
Comment: Hi Dianne, I love love love the Hippo ATC you sent!! Wish I could give more hearts!! Thanks also for the extra papers!! Thanks for a great swap!!
Response: Thank you so much for the rating, heart & so glad you liked her!
jjhere rated for Add an inchie on Apr 2, 2018
Comment: I absolutely LOVE "Congo Beats"! Everything you added on there works so perfectly together. I loved your note, too, and will keep it with the ATC in my binder. Thank you!
Response: That arrived so quickly! So glad you liked it. Thank you for the heart!
3trysandimout rated for Art Deco Inspired ATC Intl on Mar 30, 2018
Comment: April 2 and you lovely art deco ATC arrived. Thanks so much for the beautiful little note and all the pretty extras.
Response: I am totally at sea as to why I was rated a 1 on this swap. My card was sent on time, was done in the swap theme, included a note & extras. There is no explanation why this rating was given. I will gladly correct anything I did wrong if I know what it is. ~~My partner says it never arrived, so I am redoing it.~~My partner has graciously removed the 1, trusting that the USPS will deliver. Thank you, Susie, I appreciate your kindness & trust.
Conni59 rated for 6 Quote ATC's on Mar 30, 2018
Comment: Love the sun and moon quote! Thank you
Response: Thank you, Connie. Hoping we get partnered again!
graciepie49 rated for MAS: Put a head on it! on Mar 29, 2018
Comment: Hi Dianne :-) . . . . My apologies for the rating delay. . . . Thank you for sending me such a darling ATC! I love the Baby Krishna sporting a raccoon head with Beanie Cap no less! Babies and raccoons are both noisy and cute critters <3 Also, I love the paper bits you sent and the Coffee Night book marker too. Thank you!
Response: I am grateful for your kind words, Gracie, and glad you enjoyed my "head" card. I know I can't read without coffee, so enjoy your bookmark. Thank you for the rating & heart!
Spice rated for 6 Quote ATC's on Mar 29, 2018
Comment: Love the ATC and the sweet quote. Thank you!
Response: Loved creating this for you! Thank you for the rating & heart.

Rating Overview

Overall Hearts Stars Hosted
5.0000 105 13 13
Completed Fives Threes Ones
104 106 0 0
Type 1 Type 2 Type 3 Uncategorized
0 4 100 0
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RiverTopanga on Mar 31, 2018:

Profile check for Donna Reed Household ATC Series swap #2. This swap we will use a Dryer Sheet in some way to create our ATC. Welcome to the swap!

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.

RiverTopanga on Mar 17, 2018:

Profile check for Donna Reed Household ATC Series swap #1. This swap we will use a Plastic Fork in some way to create our ATC. Welcome to the swap!

RiverTopanga on Feb 25, 2018:

Profile Check for ST. Patrick's Day Swap- Artisan ATCs. Welcome to the swap! If you find any pots of gold along the road to creating this one... don't forget to share with the other group members :-)

RiverTopanga on Feb 18, 2018:

Back again! So glad you are too :-) Profile Check for Group: Artisan ATC Mixed Media ATC. Have fun with your mixed media... remember, making a mess is part of the deal! Happy Swapping :-)

RiverTopanga on Feb 18, 2018:

Profile checks completed for Artisan ATCs - Purple ATC. Have fun creating your purple ATC! Nice to swap with you again! :-)

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 😊

Karmi53 on Sep 14, 2017:

Welcome have fun

Toby2017 on Aug 26, 2017:

Welcome to Swapbot!!! So glad to meet you!!! Definitely check out the forums in Newbie Helper for valuable information on swaps!!! Hope to swap soon!!

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