Swap-bot Time: July 4, 2020 1:56 pm


Date Joined: August 23, 2012
Last Online: July 4, 2020
Birthday: February 6
Country: United States
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My name is Joyce and I live in Jackson Heights New York City with my DH and where I work at a paper and craft store.

I am working on several altered book projects, one is Classic Alice in Wonderland themed, the other is vintage Halloween themed. Any items sent that would work with these themes would be super appreciated and would certainly earn you hearts!

I am a lover of bits and pieces, reuser of cool junk, queen of salvaged trash.AKA - Pack rat

Fall is my favorite season. I love the smell of cold air, the crunch of leaves under foot, and of course, Halloween, my favorite holiday

I believe a cup of tea will cure almost any bad mood. So will a good phone conversation with your best friend, sibling, or mom or dad.

I love collage and am getting back into paper arts.

Let's talk Halloween

My favorite holiday is Halloween, and I plan, prepare and craft all year round for it.

I run a group here on Swap-bot called Halloween Everyday in the USA. Come visit, say hi, maybe stay awhile and swap with us!

If I am your swap partner and you theme your swap for me with a Halloween theme, weather it's ATCs, stickers, notecards, etc - hearts will be forthcoming!

Please do not send candy of any kind - neither myself nor my husband can eat it.

I especially love Bats, Vampires (Anne Rice, not Twilight) Vintage themes, classic monsters. Cute things are ok, but nothing for children. And please, please, NO fun foam shapes.

A quick side note - I am not a big fan of ugly witch images. I also love skulls, but not sugar skulls.


  • A - Alice In Wonderland (classic illustrations only) / ATCs / Anything Halloween
  • B - Bats / Bees / Bowie
  • C - Card making / Coins / Classic Monsters
  • D - Distressed surfaces / Dirigibles
  • E - Edward Gorey / Embossing
  • F - Feathers
  • G - Gears
  • H - Halloween!!!!!
  • I - Inks / Italian papers
  • J - Jewelry making / Jewels
  • K - Keys (Skeleton)
  • L - Letters
  • M - Monty Python / Music sheets
  • N - Nightmare Before Christmas
  • O - Owls / Octopus
  • P - Paris / Postage Stamps
  • Q - Quidditch
  • R - Rabbits!!!
  • S - Steampunk / Skulls / Stickers
  • T - The "Tims" Burton and Holtz! / Tea parties
  • U - Umbrellas
  • V - Vampires / Vintage Halloween
  • W - Woodland creatures / Washi tape / Watch parts
  • X - Xyron (sticker maker and the 510)
  • Y - Yarn
  • Z - Zentangle

Movies and TV

I* Movies: n no particular order - I am a huge Sci-Fi/Fantasy Geek so I love all Star Trek / Star Wars movies, as well as Princess Bride, The Holy Grail, Spaceballs, Nightmare before Christmas, Gross Pointe Blank, Serendipity, Brave. I am also a huge fan of Rocky Horror Picture Show!!!

  • TV: During these past few months, I have been binge watching several shows to keep me laughing - We love to watch "Nailed It" and "Whose line is it Anyway" one of my other favorites is Psych! and I enjoy Miracle Workers and The Good Place. My husband loves wrestling, and I sometimes enjoy watching along!

Favorite Books

Ah, well I certainly can't pick a favorite book but here are some of the writers I love Anne Rice, C.S. Lewis, Lewis Carroll, Richard Adams. I love Science Fiction and Fantasy. One of my favorite books is Watership Down by Richard Adams - I read it when I was 12 and then started collecting rabbits - I have over 100 now.

Favorite Crafts

I love all kinds of paper crafts, but I don't scrapbook. I've started making art and junk journals to use up alll the great ephemera I own. I also love creating ATC's. I love making jewelry and working with all kinds of ribbons as well.

Favorite Music

I love all kinds of music, but since I am a child of the 80's, my favorite is new wave, industrial, punk and goth The Cure, Depeche Mode, Duran Duran. Loved them then and love them still Also love Irish music, Classical and Jazz


There are just a few things I'd rather not rather not receive. They are:

Foam shapes

Kid's crafts

Kawaii themes

Disney themes ( Nightmare Before Christmas the exception)

Ugly witch images

Sugar Skulls or Zombie themes

Perfumes or cosmetics

Anything religious themed

Also, again, please do not send candy of any kind. My husband and I cannot eat it.

I always pass on things that I don't use, so if the swap is not profile specific and you send me something on this list, don't worry, I never throw anything away.


Comment: Lovely ATC
georgiafae rated for Batty for Bats! ATC + goodies on Jun 28, 2020
Comment: Thanks for creating this swap. I think bats are amazing too until you have one in your house. Luckily I have one of my two cats that's a hunter. She caught it and took it in the bathtub and from there my husband could capture it and take it outside! Your ATC is a great-love the vintage look of it. AND the bat things you sent along are wonderful and different from anything I have. Thanks for sharing. Stay safe and well!
Shuttlebug rated for VS - Vintage Collage (Orange) on Jun 27, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful ATC! Orange isn't my favorite color, but you made this look really nice!
swiftbrooks rated for HEUSA-Halloween Mini 3PL on Jun 27, 2020
Comment: LOVE it!! This is my first pocket letter of any kind! Thank you for making my first one so special! :D
Comment: Thank you for the cute llama card and fun stickers!
Comment: Beautiful ATC
Earlgurl rated for Huge Sticker Detash (USA) on Jun 25, 2020
Comment: Thank you very much for the stickers. I LOVED the extras that you threw in. Happy Swapping. Stay safe!! XOXO
Comment: Hi - ATCs are my favorite too. I haven't tried altered books but hope they are in my future ^+^
Comment: Wow, Joyce. I am so blown away with these beautiful ATCs. I love what you created with them! Thank you so much!
Comment: Thank you so much for an awesome card! I love it!
Comment: Love the block print card, very nice.
nanadiana rated for Happy Little Notecards #111 on Jun 17, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the nice notecard and extras. Hopefully we will be able to travel and be with family soon. Take care!
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful postcard!
Elenamarie rated for MMPC - Vintage Inspired ATC on Jun 16, 2020
Comment: Hi Joyce! Thank you so much for the lovely Vintage Inspired ATC. I like the texture of the background paper and how you wrapped the ATC like canvas. I love postage stamps and postcards so this ATC suits my tastes. I appreciate your note card and note as well. Happy Summer days to you!
Kristipye rated for Happy Little Notecards #111 on Jun 16, 2020
Comment: Enjoyed your note...so sorry to hear you are still in quarantine. Thanks bunches for the extras!
Comment: I can't imagine new York at a stop like that. I visited 2 years ago and was blown away by the hustle a.b.s bustle of things. Hope you stay healthy and sane!
TrishaLouise rated for Halloween Happy Mail on Jun 15, 2020
Comment: Super cute packaging and I loved the envelope! Thank you.
sunshinesuperman rated for Halloween Happy Mail on Jun 14, 2020
Comment: Thank you for this great packet of goodies. I am already excited for the fall. It may be early but I am over the heat. I look forward to crafting with my new stuff! Hugs, Mona
Comment: Love the card, Thank you!
Comment: What a great card! I have never done block printing myself. Looks like it was a great class! Thank you!

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yvonne401 on Jun 13, 2020:

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



bpl76 on Jun 12, 2020:

The power of flowers : Amazing ,beautiful and talented This is going into my personal stash Thank you !!! BPL76

mcall on May 30, 2020:

Love your use of the "wall paper" sweet that you will brighten up a Senior Citizen. Bless you

EverydayAngels on May 14, 2020:

It is a beautiful day! Enjoy and stay healthy and safe!

Heirloom on Dec 31, 2019:

From the USA Happy Mail group

Ukucaitie on May 5, 2019:

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"Just be yourself. Let people see the real, imperfect, flawed, quirky, weird, beautiful, magical person that you are!" -Mandy Hale

Heirloom on Mar 20, 2019:

CurlyTea on Feb 6, 2019:

Happy Birthday!

ittybittykitty on Jun 26, 2018:

Welcome to Weirder Every Day!

yvonne401 on Mar 7, 2018:

Welcome to Swaps in the U.S.A.! It's great to have you here!



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