Swap-bot Time: October 20, 2017 5:22 am


Date Joined: November 10, 2008
Last Online: October 19, 2017

Country: United States


Too much going on IRL that has drained me of emotional energy. I don't have the desire to swap right now, especially with the increasing numbers of crappy hosts and lackadaisical swappers, and no administrative oversight of the site. SB appears to be circling the drain.

I like

  • ocean colors, esp. aqua
  • coffee
  • architecture, blueprints
  • lilacs, tulips, and bluebonnets
  • Craftsman style architecture, Mission and Shaker furniture
  • birds: any kind, but especially cardinals and penguins
  • dogs
  • cats

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


Purplerose rated for Profile Hello #5 on Oct 18, 2017
Comment: thank you for your comment and thanks for the add to the group
Poohtat rated for Profile Hello #5 on Oct 17, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the hello and the little frog! Very cute. Have a good day, Jannine
Comment: Thank you. Must say again it is always a pleasure swapping with you.
Comment: Sorry for the delay in rating. I love, love, love the kitties all through it. Made me smile and want even more cats. I loved the inspirational thoughts inside too, made my heart feel a little lighter.
Response: Thanks for the kind words, and for joining the swap. :)
DLRodrigues rated for IS: Decorated envelope #9 INT on May 26, 2017
Comment: Oh wow!!! What a beautiful envelope I love it - thank you !!! Thank you too for the awesome extras xx
Response: Yay, it arrived! Sending fancy mail overseas is always nail-biting for me. :) Glad you liked it.
skydancer rated for USAPC: Tag A Month - May Theme on May 17, 2017
Comment: I just love the flower tag! The embossed flowers with their pretty colors are just perfect. Thank you.
Arabella rated for Reinker on baby wipe on May 8, 2017
Comment: Love your atc, Diane! I like the faded orange/salmon color! I've never used Wendy Vecchi embossing paste - will have to look for it! Thank you!
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! ;)

Rating Overview

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Artsygal on Oct 17, 2017:

Hi Diane, Hope you are doing well and that you really have not stopped participating in swaps! I'm a partner of yours from Profile Hello #5 and I'm writing from lovely Portland, Oregon. I'm new, but hoping I can get more swaps under my belt - especially snail mail as I love to craft notes and make my own envelopes. All the best to you, Jen

StwbyQT on Oct 17, 2017:

Profile Hello #5


Hi there, Diane! I saw you liked cardinals and penguins, so I included a little of both to show your page a little SB love! <3 I hope you're having a great week and take good care, okay? :)

VivaLaDiane on Jul 27, 2017:

Just letting you know I'm thinking of and adore you! ♥♥

nellswell on Jul 21, 2017:

Er, I meant to say "just saw your note on MY profile" -- though I did see the one on yours, as well (and I certainly understand the burned-out feeling!). Thank you for the comment, by the way. :-)

nellswell on Jul 21, 2017:

Just saw your note on your profile! I still have a lot going on but am hoping to return here by September. Hopefully this place will still be here; despite its (many) flaws, I do miss it!

VivaLaDiane on Jul 3, 2017:

I am honored. ❤️❤️

Created46 on Jul 1, 2017:

Thank you for the wonderful parcel of goodies. The lace is so exactly perfect, I was just at the store looking for lace for a wedding mini/junk journal that I am making. You are fantastic.

fbresnah on Jun 24, 2017:

Thank you for keeping this site safe and honest. I hope the admin appreciates you.

sebastian122 on Jun 18, 2017:

It's been too long...

ccmmsu on Jun 9, 2017:

Thank you so much for angeling the NH Notecard Swap! It was a lovely surprise and much appreciated. <3

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