Swap-bot Time: January 26, 2023 8:57 pm


Date Joined: October 3, 2009
Last Online: May 19, 2015
Birthday: October 5
Country: United States

About Me

Nickname is “Sunshine HoneyBee.” “Sunshine” was my nickname when I lived in FL. “HoneyBee” is the Greek translation/meaning of my first name “Melissa.”

Grew up on E coast of FL. Moved to Dallas, TX to work for Texas Instruments. Not a Dallas Cowboy fan. Use to be a Miami Dolphin fan when Dan Marino was QB and before that when Bob Griese was QB and team was a Super Bowl team. Live in Plano, TX, (we had our 1st White Christmas 12/25/2009) home of Frito Lay & JC Penney, which is approx 15 miles N of Dallas. Married. Have 1 daughter. Have a dog that is a mixed breed Hound. Was a computer: software project manager & software engineer for 20 yrs. Work at a Hallmark store.


Hobbies include: calligraphy, cardmaking, crocheting, digital photography, embossing & scrapbooking.

Learned calligraphy before my daughter was born. Learned the old fashion way with a pen that you dip the nib into the India ink. Now I use a calligraphy fountain pen with changeable nibs & ink cartridges and calligraphy markers.

I enjoy cardmaking & yes you did read correctly I work at a Hallmark store where I also buy cards. I like to do embossing. I use Sizzix die cuts, Sizzix Texture Boutique, punches & more. I embellish with blending chalk, glitter paint, ribbon & more.

Learned to crochet when I was in high school. First learned granny squares. Did not enjoy joining the squares so instead I made an afghan as a granny square that I kept going around & around. I still have the pink & white afghan. Next I learned Broomstick Lace & made a shawl from pastel blue Angora yarn that a friend gifted to me. When I moved to TX I learned to read & understand crochet patterns which I have a lot of now. I enjoy crocheting items that work up quickly especially holiday ones.

Groups outside of swap-bot I belong to:

Belong to the following crochetlist exchanges: dishcloth (member since 2005). It is a yahoo group open to the public named Crochetlist Dishcloth Exchange #2: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/cldcx2

Enjoy digital photography and I use my photos in my cardmaking & scrapbooking.

Belong to the following photography sites: Kodakgallery (member since 2005) & Shuttercal (member since Jan 2009).


Enjoying creating Artist Trading Cards (ATCs). Using my calligraphy, embossing, photography along with my supplies (Martha Stewart craft tools, Sizzix die cuts, etc.).

Fav animals:

Birds, Butterflies, Cheetahs & Pandas.

Fav colors:

blue especially pastel blue & lavender.

Fav drinks:

A&W Root Beer & decaf tea.

Fav movie: Pirates of the Caribbean starring Johnny Depp.

Fav music:

Beatles, Eagles, Journey, Rod Stewart & more rock ‘n roll.

John Lennon

Fav tv:

Criminal Minds, House & Royal Pains.. Fav reality tv shows: American Idol & So You Think You Can Dance.


playing cards.

Other likes:

crossword puzzles, Disney, iron-on transfers, magnets, postcards, stickers and Snoopy & Woodstock.


coffee & smoke smell.

Swap-bot & ratings:

Have sent all my swaps out on time & always rate after receiving.


OrigamiGrace rated for CPG Mothers Day Card (US only) on Apr 29, 2011
Comment: Thank you for a lovely card! Happy Mother's Day!
Response: ty for 5 rating & heart, I used a brass embossing template to make the Tulip embossed image on the purple paper for the Mother's Day card and a clear stamp for the Tulip ATC extra included
moonrose rated for Easter Card Swap on Apr 19, 2011
Comment: The handmade card that you made for me was absolutely beautiful. It is really well done and the little extra bunny inside was really nice too. I love it!
Response: ty for 5 & heart rating, I began stamping using clear stamps last yr, glad you liked the extra Bunny ATC, Have a Hoppy Easter
tamtamlee rated for Easter Card Swap on Apr 19, 2011
Comment: Beautiful Easter Card! Thank you! Happy Easter!
Response: ty for 5 & heart rating, Have a Hoppy Easter
viv1972 rated for Easter Card Swap on Apr 19, 2011
Comment: Very cute handmade card!! :) Thanks.
Response: ty, Have a Hoppy Easter
MAGGIEMAY rated for Easter Card on Apr 1, 2011
Comment: hi i rec'd your lovely Easter card today. thank you very much. also thanks for the great Easter atc, and the very nice note in the card.
Response: ty for 5 rating & heart, enjoyed making Easter card and added Easter ATC for you, I'm looking forward to the Easter card from my partner in Austtralia
creativememe123 rated for Easter Egg ATCS Swap on Mar 31, 2011
Comment: Loved your cards, I still have to do mine. Happy swapping!!!
Response: ty for 5 rating & heart, enjoyed using clear stamps & rubber stamps along with ribbon, my fav is the chick in the cracked egg that I used glitter on
redgreenchile rated for Peanuts Characters ATC on Mar 16, 2011
Comment: Who doesn't love Snoopy? Thank you for the extra images as well as the ATC.
Response: ty for 5 rating & heart, always liked Snoopy & Woodstock, glad you liked the Snoopy & Woodstock ATC of them eating ice cream on a park bench made with a rubber stamp, pencil colors & a Martha Stewart edge punch for the grass, glad you liked the add'l stamped images
Jingles rated for Valentine's Card Swap on Mar 5, 2011
Comment: never recieved
Response: I was hoping you would let me know you did not receive before rating me a "1" since I was kind enough to ask when you told me that you had gotten out of hospital, ty for changing rating to 5 w/ heart, still wondering if you did not receive or not, hope recovery is going well
glittergothgurl rated for St. Patrick's Day ATC on Feb 25, 2011
Comment: very pretty ATC :) thank you for the extras too! the Johnny Depp sketch was too cute!
Response: ty for 5 rating & heart, glad you liked the extras, my daughter sketched the Johnny Depp (my fav actor) copy you received
mutantpenguin rated for Valentine's Card Swap on Feb 8, 2011
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful hand made card! It made my day!
Response: ty for 5 rating & heart, used a Martha Stewart punch on it, Happy Valentine's Day
holymolar rated for Valentine's Card Swap on Feb 7, 2011
Comment: Beautiful card! Thank you.
Response: ty for 5 rating & heart, Happy Valentine's Day!
Dee rated for Valentine ATC on Jan 30, 2011
Comment: Thanks so much for the Valentine ATC and other goodies! I love it all!! Great pic of Elton and I love the sketch that your daughter did of Capt. Jack!! Thanks again!! :)
Response: TY for rating & heart. I've only been stamping for almost 1 yr (started before St. Patrick's Day last yr) and have learned so much. Glad that you enjoy the extras: Elton John concert was awesome & was great that cameras were allowed, Elton John performed with Leon Russell duets & each performed solo. My daughter is studying Art Animation in college and I'm always amazed at how awesome she can sketch the eyes in a portrait especially that of Johnny Depp as Captain Jack Sparrow.
PaperMoments rated for birthday cake atc on Jan 23, 2011
Comment: Thanks for the cutie cupcake ATC and the fun stamped images! Loved it all!
Response: ty for rating & heart, figured since you indicated that you like cupcakes & had already had a cupcake theme going on I stamped the extra cupcake ones & included the extra cupcake ribbon for your selective use
SpookShowBaby rated for Johnny Depp ATC on Nov 22, 2010
Comment: Amazing drawings!
Response: ty for 5 rating, want to see Johnny Depp in the new movie The Tourist opposite Angelina Jolie (do not care for Angelina but will want to see to see Johnny Depp) and the animated movie Lizard (think that is the name) that he is the voice of a gecko
123Poggy123 rated for Rubber Stamp Christmas Card on Nov 22, 2010
Comment: Lovely Christmas card & thank you for the extra's for me to use.
Response: ty for 5 rating & heart, glad you liked the Poinsettia design Rubber Stamped Christmas Card and Hallmark calendar extras from the Hallmark store I work at
ccap rated for Alphabet Photo Swap (FGHIJ) on Nov 1, 2010
Comment: Nice! Thanks! I really like the gorilla and flamingo shots.
Response: ty for 5 rating & heart, the flamingos in Maui Hawaii were near our hotel & the Dallas Zoo has stepped up their Gorilla habitat after some guests caused some gorillas to get out of their areas by taunting them and the natural setting is great for both the animals & people to observe them in
RetroJane rated for Alphabet Photo Swap (FGHIJ) on Nov 1, 2010
Comment: Thank you - I think I like the hibiscus the most with the water droplets on it. I like macro shots. :)
Response: ty for 5 rating, I have a macro lens & enjoy taking macro photos
Comment: Thank you
Response: ty for 5 rating,glad they finally made it to South Africa, not rcvd mine yet, I have quite a few clear stamps to choose from so I had fun choosing a variety, stamp on!
livngood rated for Trees and Leaves on Oct 15, 2010
Response: ty for 5 rating & heart, enjoyed using the glaze pens on the stamped image of the one & Martha Stewart punches for other
debapaka rated for Alphabet Photo Swap (ABCDE) on Oct 10, 2010
Comment: Thanks for sending them a second time, I love Adam Lambert! all the photos were good!!
Response: ty for 5 rating & star, glad to have sent 2nd time separately For Your Entertainment (figured I'd plug Adam Lambert's CD name which I enjoy)

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RyeRye on Sep 11, 2011:

Thanks for being a member of the Crafting Queens~

RyeRye on Dec 22, 2010:


MERRY CHRISTMAS from The Crafting Queens Group~

Tynkerbelle on Dec 22, 2010:

Happy Holidays from The Sharp Shooters Group


"May you have warmth in your igloo, oil in your lamp, and peace in your heart!" 
--Eskimo proverb

TeaNi on Apr 22, 2010:

Welcome to the USA swappers group! I hope you'll check out our current swaps, forum tags, and giveaway, and join in the fun! Also, please remember to update your group settings to receive our announcements and new swap notifications so you're always in the loop!:)

tina826 on Apr 5, 2010:

Thanks for angeling the really cute card Melissa, and the extras inside, hope you had a wonderful Easter, and hope all is well with Shabbygirl :) -Tina

ArizonianbutmissesMichigan on Apr 4, 2010:

Thanks for setting this up. "Handmade Easter Card Exchange" :)

GTstamper on Apr 1, 2010:

Welcome to the Rubber Stamping group!

Welcome to the Rubber Stamping group!

Thanks for joining!

SunshineHoneyBee on Jan 30, 2010:

Today mailed 'Colors of the Rainbow ATC Series' RED, YELLOW & GREEN. ORANGE finished and will be mailed soon. Enjoyed this series.

stardreamer on Jan 30, 2010:

Hey there, sorry that took me a while to rate! I didnt receive any until the 27th, and at that point I was focusing on a huge exam I had that Friday...

SunshineHoneyBee on Jan 27, 2010:

Snason, I'm glad the Valentine Card made it to you. I sent it to you since you were the 1st Intl swap-bot (Fav Movie - Avator which I just heard yesterday broke the record Titanic had set) I rcvd & also wanted to wish you a Happy Valentine's Day!

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