Swap-bot Time: February 20, 2024 1:58 pm


Date Joined: January 14, 2010
Last Online: January 13, 2024
Birthday: February 27
Country: United States
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Hello from Ryleighsmom!

Feb 25, 2023- After much testing to find out what has happening to my teen daughter’s body, the test results lead us to Riley Children’s Hospital in Indianapolis. My daughter was diagnosed with poly articular juvenile idiopathic arthritis, which is basically early onset rheumatoid arthritis. Her body is attacking itself. She started a form of chemotherapy in early February. She will be having a surgery in March to draw off the excess fluid on her knees, as well as take care of some other issues.

Last week, my sister got news that she has stage five renal failure and it’s going to need a kidney transplant.

I am awaiting spinal surgery and the pain is agonizing. Before I can have the surgery, I have to lose 80 pounds. I’ve lost 45 at this point. I have hypothyroidism and polycystic ovarian syndrome, and most days I feel like the cards are stacked against me when it comes to weight loss.

I’m going to cut down on swapping and try to get my mental health in a better place. I so wish I could take my daughters pain away and make it mine. I will try to join swaps occasionally so please don’t delete me! Lol.

Oct 4, 22- I received a swap from Doreas13 with no indication of which swap it’s for.

Hello! My name is Michelle & I'm a happily married mom to a very busy daughter! I've been married since 1993. We spent 14 years on the painful journey of infertility. We were blessed in 2008 with a newborn through the miracle of adoption!!

I've been swapping off and on since 1984!


*Paper crafts such as pocket letters, junk and magpie journals, handmade envelopes and more



*Visiting our state parks

*Spending time with my family

*Thrift shops

*Decorating my home


*Upcycling junk into treasures

Favorite Television

I really don't watch much television, but when I do, I watch classics such as I Love Lucy and Andy Griffith. :) I also love shows about history. Oh, and true crime! Lol

Favorite Books

I love Christian fiction. I read lots of Amish fiction books in exchange for writing book reviews. I love it!

I also love regional books such as the Foxfire series. I love to read books set in the Appalachian mountain region.


My wishlist/loves:

  • New postage stamps, any value, any quantity! Even one new stamp makes me happy! I am a part of several card ministries and go through stamps like crazy! *Tim Holtz stuff or similar to his style
  • Stickers (See below)
  • Note cards (See below)
  • Stationery
  • Food-scented candles & bath products
  • Ultra Fine Sharpies in all colors
  • $5 gift cards to my fave stores (see below)

For sticker & note card themes, I love anything Autumn related (apples, pumpkins, etc.), snowmen, Christmas, flowers...just about anything BUT teacher reward and boyish toys like transformers or whatever. I don't need anymore Dollar Store type note cards...have lots of those!

I love milk chocolate, peanut M & M's, Reese’s Peanut Butter cups, gum, etc. Not a fan of black licorice or raisins.

I am a Christian, so I love Christian themed things...not a collector of angels or anything, but I'm not offended by stickers or cards with Scriptures on them...in fact, I love them!

Favorite Stores

I love to shop at Hobby Lobby, Michael's, Joann Fabrics, Half Price Books, Homegoods, etc.

Goodies for my Daughter

My daughter LOVES to receive mail! Her birthday is July 1 (2008). Her name is Ryleigh.

6.6.21- Her current loves are:

❤️ Beauty face masks. She’s obsessed with the ones from Dollar Tree. ❤️ Hair scrunchies ❤️ Starbucks ❤️ Dollar Tree ❤️ Jimmy John’s ❤️ Healthy smoothie recipes (she has her own small blender!) lol ❤️ Photos or print outs for a collage wall- flowers, Beach, succulents, sunsets, etc ❤️ Wax seals. She has two- one with an R and another one with music notes. ❤️ Bath bombs ❤️ Cute chap sticks ❤️ She loves rose gold, light pink, light blue…


  • Coffee and anything coffee flavored or scented

  • Pagan, goth, bats, wiccan stuff

  • I don't wear jewelry, make-up or perfume.

*My BIGGEST Dislike is when people have a LONG Dislike list. We're here to have fun...if I don't like something I can surely pass it on!

I am VERY allergic to cat hair, cigarette smoke, coffee scented things, and lavender and lilac scented things.


LadyJo rated for TCHH: Winter Themed Postcard on Mar 24, 2023
Comment: Thank you for the lovely resend!
ArtyBeth3 rated for CF: National Sticker Day (Jan 13) on Mar 5, 2023
Comment: A very belated thank you for the resend. I love all the cute stickers (houses especially), plus your snail mail card, and stickers for me!! 🐌📬💌
rkassman rated for MJS: Valentine's Day Card Swap 2023 on Feb 28, 2023
Comment: Thank you for the very cute card and apropos quote!
Comment: Thank you for the really pretty tags. I will enjoy using them in my journal!
Comment: Thank you
JaneInSD rated for EPUSA: Good Mail #2 on Feb 15, 2023
Comment: Thank you so much for the cute clusters. I can definitely use these in my crafting. Thanks! :-)
Conniegirl rated for CPG: Theme is Birds-Global on Feb 11, 2023
Comment: Thank you so much. I love the decoration on the envelope and all the little bird ephemera you enclosed. I would give many more hearts, if I could.
mizvicky rated for TCHH: Happy Valentine's Day! on Feb 8, 2023
Comment: Thank you so very much ❤️❤️.
OrigamiGrace rated for CPG Winter 2023 ATC - US on Feb 8, 2023
Comment: Great atc - love the die cuts - hope you are having fun with a new toy, too! Thank you for another great swap!
heliogal rated for CPG Valentines Paper Clusters - US on Feb 7, 2023
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful clusters hard to chose my favorite but I really love the one with the lace!!
Comment: Thanks so much for the adorable card and Valentine's goodies! I hope yours is a happy holiday! Take care :)
Ettoad rated for CPG: Flower Notecard - Global 🌸 on Feb 4, 2023
Comment: Such a beautiful card and envelope (and little extras!!)!! And my thanks for the book recommendation as well 😺 I do hope you make a visit to BC - I truly am blessed to live here!!!
Comment: Thank you.
TryshaH81 rated for CPG-Sticker slapped and flats -US on Jan 30, 2023
Comment: Thank you for the fun swap!! Thank you for prayers for my grandson 🙏❤️
Comment: Thank you for your card and sticker extras! You have beautiful handwriting by the way!!
Comment: Thank you for the nice card with the great Happy Mail stickers! Always very useful!
Comment: Its such a beautiful envelope, and the goodies inside are very much appreciated! Thank you ~ I always enjoy getting your swaps.
BlueberryLady rated for TCHH: Happy Valentine's Day! on Jan 28, 2023
Comment: Cute card and Thank you for the Scripture Cards ! ! ! and little Stickers ! ! !
bb2 rated for CF - Christian Valentines - 6 partners on Jan 27, 2023
Comment: Thank you for the pretty Valentine with non-calorie macarons. Cute stickers, too. You have a beautiful handwriting. At first I thought it was part of the card printing.
grammypammy rated for CPG ~ ATC of the Month Jan ~ USA on Jan 27, 2023
Comment: Thank you for the pretty winter ATC, I love it! Thanks for the extra tuck-ins too! Enjoy your day! Hugs, Pam

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rarjones on Feb 1, 2024:

Wishing you a very happy birthday month!


CF group

LadyJo on Mar 24, 2023:

What a Blessing you sent to me! I didn't expect all that for the resend of the Winter Postcard! I will enjoy using these to Bless others! It is something I really like doing weekly to send The ABC's to the Elderly or people with a sickness! Be Blessed!

simcoe54 on Mar 5, 2023:

CPG: February Wishes -- Thanks so much for the stickers. My grand-daughter will love them.

bb2 on Feb 27, 2023:

Happy, Happy Birthday to you! I pray it is the best ever. God bless.

annanymark on Feb 27, 2023:

Thank you so much for the lovely things you sent me in the February-wishlist (CPG). I hope you can keep your spirits up during the hard times. Sending some love to you and your family

Sternenfee on Feb 27, 2023:

Thanks a lot for the postcards from my CPG Feb wishlist. Love them! All the best to you.

fbresnah on Feb 21, 2023:

Thank you so much for the February CPG wish list stickers. I love them!

MuggleMom on Feb 18, 2023:

Thank you for the CPG Feb wishes - your handmade birthday card is perfection!



TeaNi on Feb 18, 2023:

Thank you

for granting a CPG wish for me with the cute swap cards & stickers! :)

Zefaniya on Feb 18, 2023:

Thank you very much for the Feb CPG wish for vintage stickers!! They're so cute!

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