Swap-bot Time: May 31, 2020 9:52 pm


Date Joined: September 11, 2017
Last Online: May 31, 2020
Birthday: February 5
Country: United States
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About Me

I am 54 years old and my birthday is in February. My profile name Poohtat is because one of my first tattoos was Winnie-the-Pooh. I have a lot of tattoos. I am retired. I live in Maine with my husband, two grown sons, five dogs, two gargoyle geckos, thirty-two mourning geckos and twenty-five tiny dart frogs. Our house is loud, messy and fun!

My husband is my best friend and soulmate. I could not imagine life without him. My sons are wonderful young men with special needs.

Four of my dogs are Jackabees. This is a Beagle/Jack Russel cross. They all have the same parents but from different litters. Their names are Bailey, Barnum, Bella and Bunky. My other dog is a Rotti/French Bulldog mix named Snuzie Q.

I love words with friends. I’m not very good, but I try! My words with friends name is poohtat. Just Incase anyone wants to play!

I like my postcards written on, stamped and mailed. (No envelope needed)

I have had multiple surgeries on my right(dominant) hand, wrist and elbow and rotator cuff surgery all on the same arm. Because of this, sometimes I will type my longer letters. I use a handicap pen which is the size of a mini baseball bat! If I have many cards, notes and postcards to do in one day, I will write as much as possible, but please understand i want to participate, but may have to send a typed note. I also do not mind if someone sends me a typed note or letter instead of hand written. Anyone may have a limitation and I would prefer something typed instead of being flaked. Thanks for understanding. Recently, finally, diagnosed with Fibromyalgia. Some days are good and some not.

I do not pass on what is sent to me if it was homemade. Your art means a lot to me and I know it was special to you. I KEEP all artwork, ATCs or homemade items I receive :). I love knowing someone put their time and love into the craft.

Here is a start of a list of things I enjoy:

  • A- Art, African Violets, Air plants, AA Milne, Anchors, Autumn, action, ATC, Abstract, Aquarius, Art by Marlene, Acetate, Altered Art

  • B- Butterflies, Bugs(no spiders!), Birds, books, baking, barking, beads, buttons, brads, Batik

  • C- Cookies, Cakes, comedy, cartoons, coffee,
    cooking, camping (in my cabin), cribbage,
    crocs, cactus, cholla wood, clouds, coral, cucumbers, clover, country music, classic rock, canines

  • D- Dogs!, donuts, drawings, doodles, dendrobates, dart frogs, diecuts, dream catcher,

  • E- Elephants, ephemera, excitement, eclecticness, envelopes

  • F- Flowers, Fairies, Fuschia, fudge, frogs, fall,
    forest, fantasy, Fenrir, feathers

  • G- Gardening, ghosts, geckos, geraniums, gargoyles, gorjuss girls, gnomes, gothic, gremlins, glitter, graffiti

  • H- Horses, hiking, hippos, hippies, hobonichi weeks, holo foil

  • I- Indigo, Ivy, Imagination, Isopods,

  • J- Jackabees, jungle vines, jigsaw puzzles,

  • K- Kittens, Kaleidoscope, kawaii, Kraken

  • L- Lavender, Lilacs, Lizards, learning, lemonade, Lighthouses, Luis Royo,

  • M- Minions!, Monster High, Music, Mushrooms, magic, mystery, Moomins, mutts, maps, mythical, mystical, mountains, mixed up, mashed up, micro happy planner, morning glories

  • N- Nautical, Nighttime, nasturtiums, notecards, Navy Seals,

  • O- Opals, ovals, Owls, Orchids, octopus, Optical Illusions,

  • P- Puppies, Porcupines, Primrose, Phylobates,
    Photography, pictures, puzzles, Pink, Purple, Postcards, plants, pebbles, paintings, paw prints, pastel colors, pansies, Pegasus, Pinnipeds, planners, planning

  • Q- Quarries, Quantum physics, Quasimodo,

  • R- Rhododendrons, Ridgeback, Riddles, Rocks, reading, rainbows

  • S- Shells, snails, seahorse, spring, seashore, scrabble, sunrise, sunset, skulls, scrabble, stationary, stickers, surprise, school, science fiction, Santoro Gorjuss Girls, sticker flakes, Sleipnir

  • T- Toads, turtles, terrariums, tattoos, topography maps, tea, trolls, trim, topper

  • U- Unicorns, USA,

  • V- Violets,vines, vivariums, vintage, Victorian, velveeta, Valkyrie

  • W- Windmills, waterfalls, word seek/find, washi tape, willow trees

  • X- Xenolith, xenomorphic,

  • Y- Yuzen,

  • Z- Zentangle, Zinnias, Zeus,

Favorite Music

I like country, classic rock, pop. I have a wide variety of music I like, but nothing classical.

Some of my favorites are Bob Seger, David Bowie, John Folgerty, Blake Shelton, Eric Church, Brother's Osborne, Nickelback, Neil Diamond, CCR, Kid Rock, Imagine Dragons,

Favorite Books

I love crime mysteries.

My favorite authors are Jonathan Kellerman, Stuart Woods, James Patterson, Tami Hoag, Tess Gerritsen and Kathy Reichs. I also like Faye Kellerman, Richard Castle, Stephen King, Dean Koontz

Favorite Movies

My favorite movies are the Minion movies. The Bourne movies. The Kingsmen, Leaugue of Extraordinary Gentlemen, and Mission Impossible series.

I don't go see any movie in the theater as the large screen makes me very sick. I get motion sickness even if I watch a tv larger than 50 inches!

Favorite Crafts

I am not very crafty, but I enjoy what others can do.

I love photography and have taken some classes with my husband. We love to take a day and go out shutter bugging.

It is always interesting to see the photos we each took of the same place but we see it so differently. Greg sees the big picture overall and I focus on the small details like a bug or a mushroom.

I have begun experimenting with paper crafts. I am doing some ATCs and find they are a lot of fun along with JAMs. I am getting into smash and junk journals. Every scrap or small item I come across I now put in my little bin of treasures to possibly be used in my next project. Crafting is difficult for me as I have had many surgeries on my right arm, hand and thumb. This past July I fell and fractured my left wrist and tore two ligaments in my thumb/wrist. So now both of my thumbs are limited in range of motion.

Right now I am loving the painted rock craze.

My Dart Frogs

I love my tiny little dart frogs. They call all the time. It is really fun to hear frog sounds in the middle of a snow storm in February! I am using stock photos from Google of the dart frogs as I couldn't figure out how to upload my own photos.

Leucomalas is a tiny yellow and black frog known as the Bumble Bee frog. I currently have four of these frogs and hope to raise some tadpoles next Spring to add three more to my tank. These frogs are very sociable and hop right up to my hand when I am feeding them.

Vittatus is a tiny frog that has a black body with a blue belly and an orange/red stripe or stripes down its back. I currently have 14 and three tadpoles. They have a very loud call. We can hear the upstairs tank calling when we go downstairs and hear the downstairs tank upstairs!

El Cope Auratus is a tiny Blue frog with black stripes and spots. I currently have three of these frogs. Their call is a low vibrating purrlike sound.

Epipedobates anthonyi 'Santa Isabel', commonly known as the phantasmal poison dart frog frog, is a small, bold, and colorful frog. These frogs are also known as SIs or Santa Isabels. They are a brownish red with very bright light green stripes. Very loud call!

Favorite Television

My favorite television shows are Criminal Minds, NCIS, NCIS LA, NCIS New Orleans, The Blacklist, Fargo, Elementary, The Rookie and The Big Bang Theory.


I think Kawaii characters are so cute!

Wonderful Idea

I just wanted to share a group on Facebook called

From The Heart

This is a group that will send a card to an elderly person. It also allows you to see the names so you can pick someone to send a card to. This is such a great idea because the elderly can get very lonely. There is another group called

Comfort and Joy

that sends a card to anyone else that is not elderly. Please check them out.


colleenbUSA rated for PCEW20 Round 3 on May 31, 2020
Comment: Thanks for the adorable postcard! Dogs are the best!
Response: You’re welcome and I agree!
debbiespoms rated for Anything goes~POSTCARDS!! on May 30, 2020
Comment: Wow, Thank you very much for the 8 PC's you sent me! Love all & nice selection !
Response: Glad you like them. Happy swapping!
Comment: Great pcs. Thanks for them and the extras.
megan1230 rated for PH: Scavenger Hunt For Pcs #102 on May 29, 2020
Comment: Thank you so much for the postcards! I really liked all of them!!
Response: You are very welcome
thisphoenixrises rated for PC Mailbox Stuffer #3 on May 29, 2020
Comment: This is definitely one of my favorite postcards that has been sent to me, thank you!
Response: I am so happy to hear that!
bpl76 rated for PC Mailbox Stuffer #3 on May 28, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the PC !!
Response: You’re welcome
KarenFife rated for PCEW20 Round 3 on May 26, 2020
Comment: Thank you so much for the beautiful Pernes Les Fontaines postcard. I love it!!
Response: I so glad to hear that. Happy swapping
Comment: Thanks for the Atcs! Su h a fun swap. Stay safe.
Response: You’re welcome. Happy swapping and stay healthy
Comment: Nice pair of “treasures”! Thanks so much for these lovely atc’s!
Response: You’re welcome
MIjules rated for PC Mailbox Stuffer #3 on May 26, 2020
Comment: Thank you!
Response: You’re welcome
BeHappyToday rated for PCEW20 Round 3 on May 23, 2020
Comment: This cute PC makes me want to go swimming even more!.. I’m excited as our Rec Center Pool is scheduled to open around the 2nd week of June. I’ve been enjoying watching the birds and the 🐿’s. Stay safe!
Response: It’s been told cold so far to go swimming at our cabin. But hopefully next week when we put the docks and boat in we will go swimming!
marclively rated for Quick Pick 3 Swap #6 on May 23, 2020
kittyfun rated for Stuff the Mailbox #22 on May 22, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the goodies. Sorry so late on my ranking!
Response: You’re welcome and no worrries.
Karen07 rated for PC Mailbox Stuffer #3 on May 22, 2020
Comment: Love this card! Thank you and stay safe.
Response: I’m happy to hear that. Stay healthy!
JJcrafty rated for Destash giveaway on May 22, 2020
AZmom875 rated for I spy S postcard swap on May 21, 2020
Comment: Great S postcard. Thanks for playing too.
Response: :)
KyraSmith rated for PC Mailbox Stuffer #3 on May 21, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the cute dog postcard, it made my day :-)
Response: So happy to hear that. Happy swappping!
TexyDeb rated for PCEW20 Round 2 on May 21, 2020
Comment: Thank you for waiting for my rating. Thank you kindly for this FANTASTIC postcard. How is the gardening?
Response: The gardening is going great. Planted some potatoes and zinnia today.
emmajo rated for 1,000 Hearts! on May 20, 2020
Comment: I love Winnie the Pooh
Response: :)
swiftbrooks rated for Ribbon Giveaway! on May 20, 2020
Comment: Ribbon is the BEST! I hate that it has fallen out of fashion to washi tape. I still have WAY more ribbon than washi! :D
Response: I have a lot of both.:)

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purple24 on May 29, 2020:

Thank you for the wonderful Notecards, Postcards, and Buttons... AWG

Kirkdebb on May 22, 2020:

Thank you @Poohtat for the postcard RAK! They came today!! I'm surprised it took 12 days. The postmark was May 10th. I love the great selection you sent! Thank you!!

pkpeace on May 22, 2020:

Thanks for the Wonderful Wishes for April... just arrived yesterday!

pkpeace on May 18, 2020:

Thank you for the AWG Happy Mail ~ Stencils and Stamps!

sherba31 on May 15, 2020:

Thanks for the great washi samples for WW May! So many fun prints.

Mimosagirl on May 14, 2020:

Thanks for the awesome pink loaded envie. WW May

LadyJo on May 14, 2020:

I can't thank you enough for all the Magazines you sent my way for the AWG May wishes! I will enjoy looking and reading these! I also plan to share these with older family members that would enjoy these being housebound right now as well! Thank you, Thank you again!

jeka396 on May 11, 2020:

Thank you for the postcards, notecards, and variety of sticker flakes for the CPG May wishlist! Loved it all!!

AlisonSwaps on May 9, 2020:

I cannot thank you enough for the assorted playing cards, sticker flakes, german postcard, and paper ephemera. ❤️

efjellro on May 1, 2020:

Thank you for the cute owl image you posted on my profile :) Your dogs are so cute <3 I love dogs but unfortunately I am allergic.

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