Swap-bot Time: June 26, 2017 6:57 am


Date Joined: July 23, 2009
Last Online: June 24, 2017
Birthday: February 27, 1966
Country: United States
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Favorite Crafts

My favourite crafts are:





mixed media art.

ATCs. and rolos

Favorite Music

My favourite music is contemporary Christian with 3rd Day,Day of Fire.Leland and Lighthouse in the lead.

About Me

Due to my husband's being laid off I am limiting my swaps pretty severely. I just don't have the money right now to spend on so much postage.

I am a mixed media artist. I am also a CRMA ,a PSS and a DSP/RBIS , working with adults with cognitive disability and brain injury and I assist people with organizing everything from their closets to their lives as a Professional Organizer!

I collect anything Noah's Ark themed .I also absolutely adore sock monkeys! If you send me anything with a Noah's Ark or Sock monkey theme to it I promise to love you forever!! :D

Our mail service is pretty terrible in the country. During the winter our mail lady will often refuse to deliver our mail for weeks at a time! I promise to rate as soon as I am able to actually get my mail!

I am a 1st generation American;my parents are Jamaican. I was born in Louisiana but now live in the woods in Maine with my husband of 31+ years and 1 cat who has FHC and has outlived all expectations and predictions! We also have numerous wild animals we tend including many new baby raccoons and woodchucks and their mums!

I always send my swaps and rate as soon as I get them. Please PM me if a swap is late getting to you and I will resend right away if it can't be tracked .I strive for 5s and hearts .If you feel something I sent is not worthy of either,let me know and I will do my best to improve my swap!

Even if I don't particularly like something I receive I will always find something nice to say about it because I know the sender put effort into it and we do not all share the same taste. Why be unkind? Whom does it benefit to be nasty or unpleasant, really? As an artist myself I also know how personally we feel about our creations. Sending out something we made is like sending out a piece of ourselves! Something to think about! :D

Favourite Things

My favourite colour is purple.

I love jewel tones,deep,rich colours and anything neon! My favourite materials are fabric,yarn and anything to do with sewing,crocheting, knitting or mixed media works. I will happily accept broken bead bits,buttons and paper scraps!I am fine with anything with religious imagery.:) I love nature,the earth,animals,trees,God! I love coffee and teas of all sorts (except as noted below). My favourite flavours are chocolate,coffee and banana!

Not favourite things!

I don't have children or dogs.So I really can't use anything related to either.

snowmen,clowns and the snuggle bunny all seriously creep me out! Augh!!

cartoonish/cutesy things

the occult, Halloween, witches, etc

pastels-especially colours like mint green or pale yellow.

bugs-I do like dragonflies and butterflies,though!

I cannot use anything from a smoking environment.Also nothing with profanity or the like.

I am allergic to Earl Grey/Lady Grey teas and dislike immensely apple and orange flavoured things (like tea or cider).

I have Celiac (no wheat or gluten).

scrapbooking-I just don't enjoy it,really!

beading/making jewelry-I love handmade jewelry;but all those tiny beads and parts do not marry well with my hands and my very poor eyesight!

quilting-I love handmade quilts;but making them myself drives me crazy!!

Wish List


papers(especially lighter weight for decoupaging)-such as printed napkins and tissue papers

paper/fabric flowers, birds and butterflies

rick rack

anything mixed media/steam punk related-like rusty metal bits, old watch parts, broken jewelry, etc

feathers! (the crafting kind) scavenged things!

Favorite Television

I really don't have time to watch much television. I like old shows like Columbo, Perry Mason, that sort of thing.

Favorite Books

I love to read! I am really into mysteries-"crafting" ones such as by Laura Childs or Susan Witting Albert and historical ones such as by Elizabeth Peters or Margaret Frazer. I will not read anything with profanity or graphic sex or violence in it! I love anything by Joyce Meyers,Beth Moore or Stormy Omartian!


KarenLaneWV rated for A I - Ever Paint on a SeaShell? on Jun 25, 2017
Comment: Very nice! I like what you did on the shell.
makestuff rated for NSC ~ ATC Color Series #4 (Red) on Jun 24, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the pretty ATC. I like the notecard, too!
Created46 rated for WIYM: 10 die cuts on Jun 24, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the die cuts
Comment: Thanks for a very nice journal page. I Like the colors and elements you selected. The raised birdcage is lovely!
luvbird rated for VC - Handmade Envies - USA on Jun 14, 2017
Comment: Julie, thank you so much for the great envelopes. Love the paper designs. Nice size and study. I do a lot of 4x4 journal page swaps and these envelpoes will be great for mailing them. I will be pleased to send out such pretty envelopes. Thank you!
Response: Thank you for the heart! I'm so glad you like them and will be able to use them!
kfaye rated for VC - Purse/Key/Zipper Dangle - USA on Jun 14, 2017
Comment: Thank you for your handmade boots! :)
Arabella rated for VC: Vintage Style Button Fairy on Jun 12, 2017
Comment: Love your button fairy, Julie Ann! The paper doll makes a great fairy! Love the brass charm, too! Thank you so much!
donetta rated for EASU: Mixed media Flowers ATC on Jun 11, 2017
Comment: Julie Ann, this envelope was a flower-palooza for me! Cute ATC...and thank you for all the extra flowers!
mjhaertling rated for CQ: Put a hat on a Bird USA on May 30, 2017
Comment: Cute card....I like how you added your special touch to the hat. I'm sure her friends are jealous.
Response: Thank you for the heart! I'm so glad you liked the ATC. This was a little more challenging than I expected, but I'm glad to hear that I made it work.😊
vanneparis rated for RJ - Steampunk Rolo on May 25, 2017
Comment: Thanks so much for the wonderful Steampunk Rolo. I love all the bits and pieces from your collection. Thank you for a very special swap. Take Care -Vanne
Response: Thank you for the heart! I used to find doing some of these projects challenging until I realized I could make them 3d! Now I get to use my mixed media skills and supplies!😊
TriniH rated for EASU: May Free Themed ATC Swap on May 24, 2017
Comment: Wow! That is an amazing Bee! Love it! Thanks for sharing it!
Response: Thank you for the heart! I'm so glad you liked it!😊
mandymo rated for RJ - Pretty Bird Rolo on May 24, 2017
Comment: Thank you. :)
Comment: They were beautiful...sorry for the late rating!
ladyaries7 rated for TF - Something for the Kitchen on May 13, 2017
Comment: Thank you!
Comment: Thank you so much for the cards!
happymama rated for TF- Something Metal on May 11, 2017
Comment: Thank you!
doulakk rated for ☼Sunny Day Pocket Letter☼ on May 10, 2017
Comment: Thank you so much for the nice PL. It is so bright and sunny!! ;)
hibiscus rated for Sewing Theme ATC on May 6, 2017
Comment: You really fit the swap with this very cool card.. glad you found a clever way to use those gorgeous buttons ... radical crafting! The black lace was a nice touch ...thank you for a very nice atc
valentina22 rated for GAA: ATC with a Word on May 6, 2017
Comment: Thanks for the cute party girl Gothic arch!
sillysusie rated for Fish ATC on Apr 21, 2017
Comment: Thank you so much. I love both your lovely note card and your atc. My family and I love the cards.

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lloydp on Feb 17, 2017:

Hi Julie Ann Happy Birthday


bjmonroe on Jan 22, 2017:

Thanks for hosting in Crafting Queens

pattiairel on Jan 18, 2017:

Hello Julie

I am your partner for TF Have a Heart. I was wondering if you like

acrylic stamps? Can you give me some ideas for this swap?? Thanks


wolfeagle on Dec 31, 2016:


bjmonroe on Nov 21, 2016:

bjmonroe on Nov 6, 2016:

Have a beautiful day!

bjmonroe on Oct 29, 2016:

bjmonroe on Oct 27, 2016:

bjmonroe on Sep 22, 2016:

ThriftyUrbanMom on Aug 11, 2016:

Knock, knock! I'm just stopping by to invite you to take a look at our Christian Swappers Group forums, we have an AUG: $5 Esty Gift Card 🙏 Bible Trivia Game going on in the group forum now.

Come join in on the fun! Win a $5.00 Esty Gift Card - Enter by 8/31/2016

God bless you! ~Rachael

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