Swap-bot Time: October 23, 2018 7:24 am


Date Joined: April 16, 2016
Last Online: October 22, 2018
Birthday: December 23, 1973
Country: United States
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Update: Released by Orthopaedic and started back to the gym last week. Trying not to over do it, but want to get strength back in my shoulders. Update: Surgery was October 18th, 6 weeks in a sling followed by 6 months of Physical Therspy. So missing creating! UPDATE: I've dislocated my shoulder again and have a torn rotator cuff and labrum. I am scheduled to see the Orthopedic Surgeon on July 13th after he has returned from vacation. So bummed! I'm a mother to 7 beautiful smart and wonderful kids. His Mine and Ours.

Im collecting stocking stuffers for my 6 year old son Josiah and my 8 year old niece Eva. Josiah loves anything with wheels (trains and construction vehicles are his favorite) he likes to fish, watch tv, drive his battery operated Jeep, play with our 2 dogs, feed our ducks and snuggles. He likes bedtime stories and is learning to read. He will be in 1st grade next fall, he loves his peers and calls all kids his friends. He does not like stuffed animals, to color, draw or write. He does enjoy stamping, painting and stickers and baths. He is a premie and has Noonan’s Syndrome and has some developmental delays. I know he will love receiving happy mail!

Eva is my mini me she wants to do anything I’m doing she is very interested in swapping and enjoys watching me open happy mail. She likes stamping, die cutting, scrapbooking, she has her own planner and is working on a scrapbook. She lives in Florida and often swims in the pool or goes to the beach. She has a pet rabbit named Ash. They have a back yard garden. She likes washi, stickers, pattern papers, paper clips... basically anything I like she will love. She has an older sister and a younger brother.

I love to bake, design and decorate cakes mostly for friends and family though I was a cake decorating instructor at Hobby Lobby. I also am passionate about paper crafts, stamping, scrapbooking, multi media, photography, and creating beautiful works of art. I have a studio at home and it is my happy place! I enjoy hiking, kayaking, but my favorite place is in the water. Under a pounding waterfall or jumping waves at the ocean are my heaven on earth. My son thinks I'm a Mermaid and I don't deny it!

Favorite Music

Today I'm listening to The Revivalist on Spotify , but 9 times out of 10 I'm all about Dave Matthew's Band! I also enjoy Jack Johnson, OAR, Twenty one pilots, Red Hot Chili Peppers. Honestly I enjoy most music and can enjoy Classical, Reggae, Country, Hip Hop and most genres of music. I like to play the same music over and over save the songs that I like to my playlist and shuffle through that selection.

Favorite Books

I have not read a whole book since I got my iphone. I am seriously more interested in finding something cool on Pinterest or YouTube and creating it than curling up with a book right now. I would like to get back into journaling on a regular basis.

Favorite Movies

I'd like to see the newest Hunger Games, Star Wars and Divergent movies. I heard the 1st two were available at the Red Box right now, but the weather has been too nice to veg out that long!

Favorite Television

We are currently enjoying or waiting for new episodes of The Walking Dead, Fear the Walking Dead, Orange is the new Black, Blacklist, Longmire, Call Saul, Bates Motel, Greys Anatomy and Shameless. I don't really turn the TV on for myself unless I'm folding laundry. But my partner is a couch potato so we do enjoy some series together. If the TV is on in my house it's usually for the kids or Him. I rather play in my studio!

Favorite Crafts

Sugar Craft, Scrapbooking, Card Making, Stamping, Mixed Media, Collage, I love to alter, distress, bling out and put a bow on it! I wouldn't really say I have a set style, I get inspiration from many but I really like Tim Holtz, Martha Stewart, Marami small art, Finnabair, Teesha Moore, Heidi Swapp, Close to my Heart, Stamping Up, You Tube, Pinterest and life I'm always saving random things that I think will look cool on a layout or other piece. I like party planning and have coordinated several events over the past few years and I really enjoy that and DIYs too.


A- Ann Taintor, Alice in Wonderland, adhesive, acrylic stamps, art journaling, antiques, ATCs, aqua color

B- baking, beach, berries, Bath & Body Works, binder trading cards, botanicals, beach glass

C- Chocolate, Chocolate covered Esspresso beans, camping, cake decorating, cupcake, cookie or cake pop themes, collage, card making, coffee, coconut (pure flavor and scents), chai, chalk markers, cookie cutters, Copic Markers, chipboard, jewelry charms, CTMH, cacti, charcoal sticks

D- Dave Matthews, DMB, decoupage,items for distressing, dragonflies, decorated paperclips, Dylusions

E- Ephemera, epoxy stickers, cool mint eos, embellishments, embossing powder, enamel dots, essential oils

F- family, flamingos, feathers, paper and fabric flowers, Finnabair, Flow magazine clippings, fairies, Fiestawear

G- Goodwill, glitter tape, gelly roll pens, Graphic 45, giraffes, 7 gypsies, guava, gelatos, Gesso, gel mediums, graphite pencils, ginger

H- hiking, Heidi Swapp, all Holidays, handmade cards, envelopes and embellishments, holiday stickers or goodies for my Happy planner, hazelnut

I- ink, ink pads, reinkers, ice cream theme (probably also my favorite food!), inchies, inktense pencils or sticks

J- journaling, journal pens, journal prompts, Jane Davenport, jelly fish

K- Kayakiing, skeleton Keys, Kitschy stuff (think 1950-60s), some kawaii (mainly food with faces), K & Company, kumquats, Kombucha

L- lemon (pure scent and flavor), vintage Little Golden Books (with gold foil binding), Lost Coast Stamps

M- mermaids, momma and baby animals, mixed media, markers, quality make- up, monogram letters (CRF, JRF and TJW), macaroon cookies & theme, metal embellishments, Martha Stewart, MAMBI planner goodies, 49th and Market, meditation, mangos

N- quality note cards, illustrated nursery rhymes

O- owls , ocean, ostriches

P- photography, pens, paint, peacocks (love those colors!), pie, pocket letters, Punch Studio, planner goodies, decorated paper clips, cool or unusual patterned or handmade papers, postage stamps, pocket scrapbook cards for my planner, Prima Marketing, pink, house plants, papaya

Q- quiche, quotes

R- receipes, Retro, rub ons, ribbon, rubber stamps, Ranger Industries

S- stencils, sea turtles, sushi, Starbucks,Starbucks Morning Joe ground coffee, sea horses, Scrapbooking, sand (I collect sand from beaches in water bottles, transfer them to individual milk bottles and label them with the beach name....I would love labled water bottles of your beach's sand), sea shells, stamps new or used (especially cancelled foreign postage stamps), sea glass, sponge daubers, reusable straws, strawberries, sea glass color, mixed media sprays

T- travel, Tim Holtz, tofu, thrift stores, tea, tags, color turquoise, texture, twinchies, toffee, texture paste, Tuesday Morning, Thai food, Thrive by Le-Vel

U- unmounted stamps

V- vintage, vanilla (pure favoring and scent), vintage pinups, veneer embellishments, vintage red handled kitchen utensils, vintage milk glass, Volleyball (my daughter is on her High School's team), vintage ephemera

W- waterfalls, Washi, Wizard of Oz, wrapped gifts for my Christmas stocking, wooden embellishments, water soluable oil pastels, watercolor, white sharpie pens, wax seals

X- eXhilerating moments


Z- zetti, zoos


Reward, foam or foil stickers (I have plenty)

Cats (I'm allergic)

Dust (allergic)

Cigarette smoke


Alcohol or anything relating to it

Drugs or anything relating to it

I have a God of my understanding please don't force your religion or politics on to me it makes me uncomfortable

Please only send clean items (seems obvious, but apparently not)


I am really enjoying collecting and drinking tea again. My favorites are Chai ,Good Earth Sweet & Spicy and most caffeinated tea especially flavored black tea, citrus or berry teas, dessert teas like Stawberries and Cream or Sugar Cookie and green tea and teas unique to your country. My girls and I have tea tastings and make up an assortment of different teas to sample and rate. I usually steep my tea in a little pot that makes about 2 cups so if you want feel free to send 2 bags of the same tea and I'll drink it all day!


I pride myself on good ratings, please don't rate me less than a 5 without contacting me first. So I can make it right. Communication is key.

I never flake and usually mail on time (with 7 kids life happens),if you do not receive a swap from me please contact me and I will resend.

I rate when I receive my swaps I believe it is rude not to, if you do not receive a rating from me let me know. I may not have received your happy mail. Please rate me too so I know you received my goodies.


Comment: Thank you again Taliesyn! I'm saving them to open in December. Thanks for including the 3 cute stamp pad too! I hope you will have great time with your family during the Holidays :)
Mye rated for 3 gifts 1 theme - #85 - Embellishments on Oct 19, 2018
Comment: Thank you Taliesyn! Thanks for the extras too :)
Lexidh rated for Handmade Gift Tags (Int'l) on Oct 17, 2018
Comment: Thank you so much for the gorgeous tags! Love them! And thank you for the extras, really thoughtful of you =)
Lexidh rated for 3 gifts 1 theme - #86 - Craft kits on Oct 17, 2018
Comment: Last one, the next one I can actually open! =)
Lexidh rated for 3 gifts 1 theme - #61 - Kitchen items on Oct 17, 2018
Comment: Oh so tempting...
Comment: I'm saving everything for December!
Comment: So many goodies!
Comment: The big package has arrived! =)
Artistic rated for Handmade Gift Tags (Int'l) on Oct 15, 2018
Comment: Wow! Great work. And thank you for adding a gift for Mom.
Avi rated for 3 gifts 1 theme - #93 - Paper Crafting on Oct 8, 2018
Comment: Thank you so much!
ScrapHappyGabi rated for Autumn Planner Kit *USA* on Oct 6, 2018
Comment: Thank you so much for the awesome goodies! I LOVE them all and they will all go to great use! I agree.. I have noticed a lot less planner related things at the craft stores too-- for me it will never just be a trend - Ive been doing my planners for many years, before the planner craze even started! Hugs and Have a blessed weekend! xx Gabi
Comment: Oh, I love this SO MUCH! You really outdid yourself; this is a true work of art. So many layers of beautiful spookiness. And all those postcards! It's like Christmas in my mailbox! Thank you SO much for creating something so beautiful and sending the cards; I hope mine turns out as great as yours!
Comment: Thank you so much for the happy mail! I LOVE creatively upcycled embellishments so much! Everything you made is super adorable (my favorite is the George Washington one). So excited to use the washi samples too. :) Halloween is my favorite!
kfaye rated for Kid's Fill My Stocking - Sept & Oct on Sep 18, 2018
Comment: Thank you so much for my niece's stocking stuffers and the travel tissues for me! I love that they are made from bamboo & sugar cane! I am going to save these for a big trip I have coming up :D Happy Swapping <3
institches rated for Fill My Stocking - Sept & Oct on Sep 14, 2018
Comment: Thank you, waiting to open in December. Love all my extras!
Comment: Oooh aaah, love my nappies...but sorry, presents stay in sock till Yule. Thanks for a fun swap. I give hearts on holiday swaps, because it's nice to spread the love...so consider yourself getting an extra 💓.
institches rated for Fill My Stocking - June on Jun 27, 2018
Comment: Sorry for the delay in rating. June has been a terrible month for me. I was in the hospital (on my birthday) then my Dad had knee replacement surgery the next week. I've been helping him. * I'm waiting until December to open my gift. Thanks for the stickers for the journal!
rjlemley78 rated for Small Stocking Stuffer - June on Jun 23, 2018
Comment: I love my extras! Can't wait to see what the actual gift is!!
bluesky rated for Kid's Fill My Stocking - June on Jun 18, 2018
Comment: Well worth the wait! Thanks so much for all. I hope you are well on the mend with the shoulder. We are still waiting for the final verdict of the building but it looks like it will be a total rebuild.

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hibiscus on Apr 29, 2017:

Amazing swap!! I also love the water.. salt, fresh, or from a thundercloud... thanks so much

MisplacedfromPA on Mar 5, 2017:

I have your son and your family on my prayers list. I was checking in about the CQ Stuff my stocking- Feb USA. You marked it mailed on the 24th but with everything that happened that morning, I am sure you still have it. NO FRET. I understand completely. Please take time with your son. Sending positive thoughts for a speedy recovery.

Babsmomof5 on Feb 1, 2017:

Thank you so much for the ATC from the crazy cat lady Int 2 swap! I just LOVE your interpretation! Sooooo stinking cute!

Babsmomof5 on Jan 27, 2017:

Thanks for the sweet profile comments! I'm so happy you liked your mail and are enjoying my swaps. You seriously made my day 😺

carol on Jan 21, 2017:

Thanks SO much for the terrific journal and so many cute photos for the Flat Me and Journal Swap! I can see that Flat Carol had a fabulous time! Thank you!

jaimierandolph on Jan 20, 2017:

Profile Check for Notecard w/flat surprise #1 Welcome to the swap! Happy swapping, jaimierandolph

Babsmomof5 on Dec 25, 2016:

Thank you so much for the white gel pen! It was so awesome for the flat gift and a surprise 3 swap!

luckycharms on Dec 22, 2016:

Merry Christmas

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