Swap-bot Time: April 28, 2017 1:11 am


Date Joined: November 10, 2008
Last Online: April 27, 2017

Country: United States


I like

  • ocean colors
  • coffee
  • architecture, blueprints
  • interesting lettering and typography
  • lilacs, tulips, and bluebonnets
  • movies and books about time travel
  • Craftsman style architecture, Mission and Shaker furniture
  • birds: any kind, but especially cardinals and penguins
  • dogs
  • cats
  • travel
  • London
  • anything related to running or fitness. I lost 60 pounds in 2015 and now run 5Ks, 10Ks, and half marathons.

In June 2016, I started taking Tim Holtz's Creative Chemistry classes, so a lot of my current art work features his techniques as I'm learning and experimenting. I've done ATCs for years, but I'm branching out into tags, so if you're interesting in swapping those, let me know.

My style leans toward bright and bohemian, although I also harbor a fondness for 1950's style and colors, and I like the vintage look if it isn't overdone with lace and flowers. Aqua is my favorite hue, but I've never met a color I didn't like.

Please don't send

I would appreciate not receiving anything with the following themes or motifs:

  • Adult themes (nudity, vulgarity, coarse language)
  • Anything satanic or having to do with the occult
  • Wicca, paganism, or anything that worships or idealizes "Mother Earth" or "Goddess."
  • Eastern mysticism; Buddhism; Islam; Shintoism; pantheism.
  • Depictions of violence or death
  • Politicized rainbows
  • Rodents (mice, rats)
  • Snakes

Notes to Self


Comment: I just love the cute embellishments that you made! And thanks for reading my profile note about polka dots, most people don't seem to see it.
fruitypebbles rated for Private Swap on Apr 24, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the ATCs. I will definitely put them to use!
ariestess rated for USAPC: Handcrafted Postcard on Apr 12, 2017
Comment: Thank you so much! The card is beautiful. I can't wait to add it to my collection. My apologies for the late rating.
btbeth rated for NH Mail Art Swap on Apr 7, 2017
Comment: what a beautiful envie! I love Tim Holtz stuff. i remember back when he wasnt even a thing yet, lol. I wish I could afford to have "all the things" but I have done some pretty amazing stuff with my DIY alcohol sprays.. Dollar tree markers and 98% alco lol. I have some of the little ranger distress inks and I love those, too. I SOO want the dyelusions!
Response: You're right, of course. One of my favorite mediums is colored pencil and mineral spirits. :)
CroLaneyL rated for 100: Ten Lists of Ten on Apr 7, 2017
Comment: I received your swap today Diane, thank you so much!! I really enjoyed reading your lists and noticed we had some similarities lol. Also I really like how you made the mini journal book...great idea:) I forgot to mention that I liked how you added a list to a tea lable I think lol. I made mine on a rubber glove from work.
jenjenthejetplane rated for 8x8x8 Paper swap #8 on Apr 6, 2017
Comment: I love the patterns in the paper you sent me so thank you very much! :) also Duck is a beautiful place, you will enjoy it.
Response: Thanks for the quick rating! I'm looking forward to Duck - pretty much any beach is my happy place. :)
spotteddogs rated for DIY Embellishments on Mar 31, 2017
Comment: Loved all of the embellies! I am new to flip books, too (I have yet to make one) but have made embellishments. I especially loved your glazed stamps ... really cool idea. Thanks for hosting!
Response: I'm not really a pen pal writer, but I like the idea of flip books for journaling. They are pretty fun to make. Maybe I'm really into the making more than using, LOL. Thanks for joining the swap!
btbeth rated for DIY Embellishments on Mar 31, 2017
Comment: What adorable embellies! Thank you for hosting this swap. I love getting others handmades to use in my creations.
ValerieM rated for USAPC: Tag A Month - March Theme on Mar 31, 2017
Comment: Beautiful tag, I love it. I need a little Luck, thank you for creating so a lovely piece of art.
marlak2008 rated for NH Notecard Swap on Mar 29, 2017
Comment: The peacock card was absolutely gorgeous! Thank you for your thoughtfulness and your warm welcome!
Lucine rated for Add words on Mar 28, 2017
Comment: I like the background;) Nice to know, you should visit the Netherlands to see where your family come from:) Thank you for the ATC!
Response: You're right, I DO need to visit the NL! I was there 30 years ago and thought it was a beautiful country. :)
Kvwanderlost rated for NH Notecard Swap on Mar 26, 2017
Comment: Thank you Diane :)
Merrykerry rated for Bragging Rights on Mar 26, 2017
Comment: Hello Diane...Every reason to brag!- thank you for your lovely letter and the extra cards you included..very kind!
Response: Thanks! I laughed - my daughter got to Belfast and back long before my letter arrived to you. LOL. I should have had her deliver it! ;)
tiffanyjoy rated for TJK: Flip Book Journal on Mar 20, 2017
Comment: Oh, my! I love my pretty, little journal. I could not stop looking at it. Thank you for putting so much time and effort into it. I adore everything about it and all the tuck-ins. Thank you!
Response: I'm so glad! I had to stop making pockets or the darn thing wouldn't close. lol. Thanks for the kind rating, and for joining the swap. :)
BusyB rated for USAPC: Stamped ATC That You Color #9 on Mar 17, 2017
Comment: Thank you TC for the beautiful ATC! And your note as always great to hear from you and trade. It's been a long time. Yes, a few signs of spring. Yesterday was a beautiful day! Happy St. Patricks Day!
luckylynnl rated for OPEN QUICK ATC swap #233 on Mar 16, 2017
Comment: TC: Thanks so much for a fun, quick swap. Decorated envelope made it even better. Glad I joined. LLL
IrishPixie rated for NH Coloring Postcard with Sparkle on Mar 14, 2017
Comment: Hi! Thank you so much for the lovely postcard! You coloured it in so nice and I absolutely love all the glitter!! Thanks again <3
Gwillisinc rated for Add a key on Mar 7, 2017
Comment: Love the hotel theme ATC, of course the aged look is a favorite
Comment: I got your postcard and I am looking forward to reading the book you wrote me about. Thank you! Happy Reading!
Wildchild rated for Yellow BackGround ATC on Feb 27, 2017
Comment: Sweet! Thank you!

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wishfulkelly on Apr 22, 2017:

Hi. Yes, I am trying to fix my 1. I just got back active recently and contacted my partner, we were frequent swapper here in SwapBot last time.

HannahEnilk on Apr 17, 2017:

Very kind of you to angel NH Notecard Swap. The words card and the airmail trim are both perfect for me. Thank you so much!

btbeth on Mar 31, 2017:

Got the file Flipbook today and you did amazing! It is super cute! Thanks for all the sweet goodies and i know I will have fun with everything. Hugs!

KittySprinkles on Mar 17, 2017:

Thank you for the lovely welcome note. I'd love to exchange ATC'S with you :) Thank you for asking.

ryanjaydylan on Feb 28, 2017:

Hi! I'm active here!! Hope to hear from you soon!

VivaLaDiane on Feb 16, 2017:

I miss you so much also. I am really hoping March is my month. I am about to be stable by the end of March I'm hoping as I have no permanent place to live at the moment. I do finally see light at the end of the tunnel though. Thanks so much for thinking of me. ♥

luckycharms on Dec 22, 2016:

Merry Christmas

LahDeeDah on Dec 22, 2016:

Paige1900 on Dec 16, 2016:

HippieChick on Dec 15, 2016:

I just wanted to come and say Merry Christmas and thank you for all the hard work you do around here to help keep this place safer!

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