Swap-bot Time: May 27, 2018 1:08 am


Date Joined: May 26, 2015
Last Online: May 26, 2018
Birthday: February 17, 1979
Country: United States
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May 18 - this is going to be a busy month, with mom and sister’s birthdays, Mother’s Day, my cousin’s wedding, and my other sister’s college graduation! Turns out these have all happened within a period of 10 days, and add in my niece's school musical and a kidney stone. Needless to say I'm exhausted right now, so taking a little hiatus from swaps and lots of other things at the moment.

If anyone is interested in a private swap for a handmade mug rug or a Dotee doll, lemme know!

Things that are happening right now:

  • Cleaning out the studio
  • the 100 day project??
  • Learning Spanish
  • Practicing paper collage
  • Trying to break the habit of sitting on the very edge of the chair :/
  • Simplifying
  • Contemplating this and that

If ever something I send doesn't get to you, please let me know so I have a chance to correct it. As much as we rely on the postal service, they too make mistakes and lose things. I get it.(where are my keys again?)


About Me

My word for 2018: Fresh

Things I like to make:

Collage Postcards
Dotee dolls
Mug Rugs
Knit hats, scarves, socks, and sweaters
Crochet amigurumi toys

Stuff About Me

  • I just turned 39 in February. 40 seems like a big scary number :O
  • Married for 15 years to Dave (engineer and private pilot)
  • Totally a cat person. These days I spend my cat time with four "formerly feral" kitties, who sleep in our garage at night and play outside during the day (except when they visit me in the studio ;)
  • I got certified to teach POP Pilates in August 2017, but I'm not teaching anywhere at the moment.

On November 17 I had to say goodbye to my sweet Pippin. I miss this little face every day.


As Far as Swaps...

I find myself joining less swaps these days. Mostly because I don't need "stuff". So I'm being a little more selective.

Here are some things I'm into at the moment:

  • trees are kinda my life theme right now (Jeremiah 17:7,8) For 2018, specifically trees growing out of rocks
  • fun or pretty footie socks
  • handmade items
  • mug rugs
  • a good writing pen
  • your zine
  • something new to try!
  • Images/cutouts I could use for collage or ATC's

Colors: I like purples, greens and blues, earth tones. There aren't many colors that bother me, except maybe that Safety Green...

Animals: Cats, foxes, an elephant here and there...

Postcards: Preferences are art or animals, especially trees, cats, foxes, the moon, or anything off my alphabetty list below :)

I like my postcards stamped and written or drawn on. If you don't know what to write, send me a good quote, a short poem, or an interesting fact, or a verse that means something to you :)

That Alphabet Thing

  • A - Autumn
  • B -
  • C - cats, Celtic designs
  • E - elves, elephants
  • F - foxes
  • I - Irish culture and language
  • L - ladybugs,
  • M - Monet's paintings, mail art, mini zines, muffin recipes, moon
  • P - Punch Studio cards, pens, POP Pilates
  • Q - quotes
  • S - snails, socks,
  • Z - zines


Here are Joey & Silver (with the white spot on his forehead)...our 2 little half adopted feral kittens. No relation to Pippin ;)


My beautiful Carolina sky...


Things I Don't Prefer

  • vanilla scent
  • crudeness, rudeness and nudeness
  • Only known allergy is cucumber (I know, right?)
  • cheese crackers
  • raspberry...the fruit, the flavor and the scent
  • TEA

My Personal Counter

Currently I have made 167 paper cranes!

Miles walked since Aug 1 2016: 532


Comment: Happy heart sentiment and love your colors! Thanks
Comment: I love the saying on this one! Thank you!
Poftoffel rated for Spring Haiku + Free Haiku on May 16, 2018
Comment: Beautiful haiku! I especially like the second one, because isn't that feeling the best? :D Thank you for sharing!
shinyserra rated for SS: Handmade PC with Stamping #2 on May 14, 2018
Comment: Thanks so much for a pretty scenic view PC! I love how you created the view with different stamps.
HOLDENV84 rated for PCEW18 Round 2 on May 8, 2018
Comment: Love that you themed my postcard. Thank you so much!
kdeorne1 rated for PCEW18 Round 2 on May 2, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the postcard.
LucyToons rated for PCEW18 Round 2 on May 1, 2018
Comment: thank you for the kitty postcard :)
ChrisAnne rated for Spring Haiku + Free Haiku on Apr 27, 2018
Comment: What a fun mail day. I got your cinquains and haiku's both today. Thank you for swapping with me!
ChrisAnne rated for WW ~ Cinquain on Apr 27, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the fun cinquains. And thank you for swapping with me!
TexyDeb rated for PCEW18 Round 2 on Apr 25, 2018
Comment: Thank you for this recipe postcard. I have one and made the cookies twice. The first time as the recipe says but I didn't like them that thin. I made them again thicker and enjoyed them.
Maggiesmother rated for PCEW18 Round 2 on Apr 14, 2018
Comment: Thanks for the interesting note about monument. I saw the Statue of Liberty when I was working on a project in New York,but I did not walk up. It was great to see it though. Happy swaping, Linda
user6937 rated for CC: Layered landscapes on Apr 3, 2018
Comment: Very nicely done! All those modern high-rises, with the old fashioned town in front and then a lighthouse - you got the concept just right! Love the moon, too.
Response: Oh goody! I’m glad I did the right thing 😁 That was a fun swap, sending and receiving! I’d never thought of doing something like that before!
Comment: Yes we have had more snow! Loved the way you used all the phrases to offset the orange, thanks you.
goinjenny rated for PCEW18 Round 2 on Mar 31, 2018
Comment: Thank you
wombatlady rated for Stamped Mail Art on Mar 29, 2018
Comment: Wow, I LOVE how you decorated the envelope! It is inspiring me to try out some other stamping techniques. And thank you so much for the book pages and washi tape, and the notecard with your frog story. Fingers crossed for them to remain visual entertaining only for your cats. :-)
shinyserra rated for 4x6 Stamped Art Journal Page on Mar 23, 2018
Comment: Beautiful!
Comment: What an amazingly beautiful piece of work! I love how you did this, the sun and moon imagery is gorgeous and your poetry is too. Thank you for this inspiring swap!
Response: I’m so glad you like it :) Thank you for the kind comments and the heart!
TereDiane1954 rated for Ransom Note Poetry on Mar 19, 2018
Comment: Wow! This is gorgeous, Rachael. I agree with you, the Monet calendar makes the perfect background for that poem. Beautiful swap, thank you so much♥
Response: Everything is better with Monet! Haha! Thank you for the kind words and heart :)
widelo123 rated for PCEW18 Round 2 on Mar 12, 2018
Comment: Rachael, thank you for the postcard with the tulips and other wildflowers. I am patiently waiting for spring to come. It is surely taking a long to come this year. Shirley
LucyToons rated for PCEW18 Round 1 on Mar 9, 2018
Comment: thank you for the cute kitty postcard :)

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tcornell on May 11, 2018:

Thank you for the beautiful card, and most of all for thinking of me! xo

craftyone on Apr 19, 2018:

Thanks for my April wish! The playing cards are the most interesting I've seen. Hard to pick a favorite although I do love kitties.

Babsmomof5 on Apr 14, 2018:

Thank you so much for the goodies from DD. I never had these issues, so I was THRILLED to get new goodies. I think her style is so feminine and beautiful, and it just makes me happy to play with any of the things from the magazine. I REALLY appreciate you sending them, and hope you found the magazines!

orneryswife on Apr 10, 2018:

Thank you for the sample from my Etsy wish list for April a wish granted. 😘

CariahCreates on Apr 1, 2018:

Thank you for my March wishes from my AWG wishlist. I'm making bubble bracelets with the circles so what you sent is perfect! And the hot chocolate looks delicious.

kaypendragon on Mar 28, 2018:

Thank you so much for the AWG package! Those bunny eggs are awesome! And I loved all the green goodies and the stickers! Thank you again!

Lonestarchild on Mar 26, 2018:

Oh! Such happy mail from you today! The big envie for March AWG is amazing. So much fun in there -- and so generous! Thank you so much. (love the kittens!)

jukejan on Mar 26, 2018:

Got my great RAK- You Win Some You Give Some RAK. I will recycle the pink bag into a PC background. Thanks for your generosity! Hugs, jan

tcornell on Mar 20, 2018:

Thank you so much for the lovely package with the ATC and backs, and your sweet note... Yes, we are settled in pretty well :) AWG Wish List xo Tracy

goinjenny on Mar 15, 2018:

Thank you for the sticker flake sack in AWG March. I love it!!

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