Swap-bot Time: September 29, 2023 7:01 am


Date Joined: May 26, 2015
Last Online: November 8, 2022
Birthday: February 17, 1979
Country: United States
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November 8 2022
Haven't swapped in a while, but I still check in now and then.

Just a disclaimer...some mail is still taking 2 to 3 weeks to get to me, so if you sent something and havenโ€™t heard from me please give it a little more time!

What I'm doing these days:

  • sleeping in
  • taking care of my two kitties, Joey and Sammy
  • trying out Tunisian crochet
  • learning Spanish
  • playing Animal Crossing
  • decluttering
  • bullet journaling
  • YouTube
  • whimsy

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 2022: TODAY

My verse for 2022:
Matthew 6:34 So don't worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will bring its own worries. Today's trouble is enough for today.

Stuff About Me

I turned 43 in February.
For the last 19 years, I've been married to Dave. He's an engineer and is into all things aviation.

I'm an enneagram 5 and an INFJ.

I'm totally a cat person. These days I spend my cat time with two "formerly feral" kitties, Joey (my girl cat) and Sammy (my boy cat) who have adopted us.

I'm just getting back into the habit of bullet journal and regular journaling. I've been trying out a journaling app on the iPad and so far I like it.

I'm trying out Tunisian crochet this year, with a block-a-month blanket put out by Jayda in Stitches on YouTube. I'm really enjoying this so far!

I play Animal Crossing: New Horizons on Nintendo Switch. I've also been playing Disney Dreamlight Valley and Dinkum on Steam.

My current YouTube obsessions:
Animal Crossing live streams
Home organization/minimalism
vlogbrothers & wheezywaiter

The last couple years have been tough - we lost my sister-in-law Lisa to Covid in August 2020. In July 2021 we lost one of our cats unexpectedly. Then in September we lost my father-in-law to Covid too (and yes, he was fully vaccinated). It feels like a lot of loss in a short time and it took a lot out of me. I haven't done much swapping or crafting since, but I'm slowly trying to return to "normal".

Things I like to make sometimes:

Mini Zines
Mug Rugs
Knitted things
Crochet things
Me Time

As Far as Swaps...

Colors: Purples tend to be my favorite. Right now I'm loving earth tones and cozy fall colors. Mauves and deep browns and cream.

Animals: Cats, foxes,

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

That Alphabet Thing

  • A - Autumn, Animal Crossing
  • B - bullet journaling
  • C - cats, Celtic designs, crochet, collab art
  • D - deer, dragons, Dirk Gently's holistic detective agency
  • E - elves, elephants, Ecclesiastes, enneagram
  • F - foxes, fairies, Fortnite
  • G - gnomes, glow-in-the-dark
  • H - hazelnut
  • I - Irish culture and language
  • J - jigsaw puzzles, Jane Austen
  • K - knitting
  • L - lip gloss, Legend of Zelda, lanterns
  • M - Monet's paintings, mail art, mini zines, muffin recipes, moon, museums
  • N - Nostalgia (80's/90's kid), Nestle Crunch
  • O - oatmeal packets
  • P - Punch Studio cards, pens, POP Pilates, painting, purples, peanut butter
  • Q - quotes, quiet, quilted mug rugs
  • R - rubber stamps
  • S - socks, Squishmallows, Spanish
  • T - The Princess Bride, Tolkien, thirty day challenges
  • U -
  • V -
  • W - winter, whimsy
  • X -
  • Y - YouTube artists
  • Z - zines

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 (and I don't really drink cocoa either)

My Personal Counter

Currently I have made 169 paper cranes!


tonat80 rated for GIFT ~ Faith Sister ~ April on Apr 26, 2022
Comment: ooh! The hand cream smells delicious. I love the stickers. I will definitely use them in my planner. Thank you.
AZmom875 rated for GIFT ~ Faith Sister ~ March on Mar 28, 2022
Comment: Thank you so much for the postcard, and the fun box of teas, and other goodies.
Comment: What a blessing you were to me this month! I so enjoyed everything you sent and all the encouraging words! God was good to me as usual and He always knows who needs to be a blessing to someone else, and you were to me! Enjoy your day and I pray that God gives you a double portion of strength this upcoming month!
LadyJo rated for TCHH-Word of the Months on Feb 3, 2022
Comment: Oh my goodness, I enjoyed the way you did this sheet! I am going to put it into my journal to look as well over the year. It is encouraging to look at , really. Thank you for the awesome stamps and liked the notecard with the mailbox. I am so glad you joined my swap. Hope to see you again soon! I do hope this year brings a lot of sunshine and not as many rainy days!
Response: I'm glad you enjoyed it :) Thank you for the hopes and the heart, and have a beautiful day!
JKartstuff rated for TCHH ~ Word of the Year 2022 on Feb 2, 2022
Comment: This mini zine is fantastic, great idea! Hugs and prayers for you as you work through your grief. I hope 2022 is much easier for you and your family.
Response: Thank you :) and I'm glad you enjoyed the mini zine. Have a beautiful day!
e2java rated for National Nothing Day - January 16 on Jan 15, 2022
Comment: Thanks for nothing โค๏ธ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚โค๏ธ
orneryswife rated for OMAE: In My Head on Jun 17, 2021
Comment: Boy, we share a lot of similarities!! Great job!!
January rated for OMAE: Handmade Stickers on May 27, 2021
Comment: The stickers are great - so varied and fun! Thank you!
stephiedee rated for OMAE: Handmade Stickers on May 27, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the fun set of stickers, Rachael! I had a Xyron sticker maker way back when....it was a great tool to have.
wombatlady rated for OMAE: Mini Glue Book (USA) on May 3, 2021
Comment: Wow, I love the minigluebook! You combined all the elements and textures beautifully, and I love the woodland theme.
Response: Iโ€™m so glad you like it :)
phillaine rated for Art Journal Pages-August on Aug 24, 2020
Comment: These are beautiful, Rachael-- thank you! You somehow captured that mystical shimmer of memory, and the page with the poppies and its credo are perfect for me. โ™ฅ
luluvision rated for USA Puzzle Collaboration #11 on May 18, 2020
Comment: Rachael! I love what you have done with the last 2 puzzle pieces! Thank you so much! I'm sad that this has come to an end but happy to have a completed puzzle! I hope you and your family are safe and healthy! Cheers!
chimerix rated for MMA: ATC X 3 - USA Only on May 15, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the Fox ATC. She is really sweet. Aloha
Bohochick rated for MMA: ATC X 3 - USA Only on May 15, 2020
Comment: Thanks so much for the cute ATC!
MaryCheng rated for House Shaped ATC on May 13, 2020
Comment: Thank you Rachel for the House shaped ATC. Beautiful. Love the girls.
PaulaF rated for MMA: ATC X 3 - USA Only on May 13, 2020
Comment: Hi Rachael! Thank you for the fun textured ATC in the cool stamped envelope! Nice to swap with you :)
renmagpie rated for MMA: ATC Sender's Choice-February on Apr 24, 2020
Comment: Thank you so much for this super cute and well done ATC. I feel like the imagery of a house is perfect to welcome us into our new home. xoxo
Response: Congrats on your new place! So happy you like the ATC :) I love making little houses!
ChrisAnne rated for TCHH ~ Scripture PC ~ Philippians on Apr 10, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the encouraging verses. Did you design the postcard? It is beautiful too!
Response: You're welcome! No, that was someone else's lovely work, but they didn't sign it and I couldn't remember who to give credit :/
ariestess rated for Stuck at Home Writers' Project on Apr 4, 2020
Comment: I am so impressed that you did it in limerick form! That is talent! Stay safe and stay sane!
DragonflyDaisy rated for USA: Puzzle Collaboration #10 on Mar 30, 2020
Comment: Thank you for another cool puzzle piece. I love what you made for me! Happy crafting! ๐Ÿ˜„

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BlueberryLady on Apr 5, 2022:

Hello I am your GIFT-Faith Sister for April. I am heading out the door to go to our Ladies Aid meeting at Church at 1 pm. This is my day off from work so have errands to run too.. Please PM me of any Prayer Concerns or Joys that I can add to my daily Prayer time. Hugs and Blessings ! Jean

tatntole on Mar 15, 2022:

I got my wonderful RAK - North Carolina PCs, thank you.

Bridgetofthedeans on Mar 12, 2022:

Hay faith sister! If I can pray for you in any way, please DM me! :)

toni on Feb 28, 2022:

The cute kitty paperback arrived today. Thank you so much for what I am sure will be an enjoyable read!

grammypammy on Feb 28, 2022:

GIFT ~ FS ~ February

Thank you for the pretty green kitchen towel and the green handmade dishcloth, I love the different shades of green on each one! Thanks again for everything you sent!

Hugs, Pam

grammypammy on Feb 21, 2022:


Thank you for the adorable handmade pouch, (love it!), address labels, Washi roll, and those adorable Pantone postcards! I've never seen postcards like that, I'm assuming I can actually use them? Thanks for the Un-Birthday gift and I hope you had a great birthday! Thanks for sharing your day with me!

Hugs, Pam

craftykathy1 on Feb 16, 2022:

In case I'm not on swap-bot tomorrow, happy birthday ๐ŸŽ‚๐ŸŽˆ. ๐Ÿ’œYour G. I. F. T sister,

grammypammy on Feb 7, 2022:

GIFT ~ Faith Sister ~ February

Thank you for the beautiful card of encouragement, the Valentine stickers, pass it on card and adorable little flip book! I have never made one of those little books but I just loved it!

Hugs, Pam

tcornell on Jan 27, 2022:


Thinking of you! โ™ฅTracy

tcornell on Dec 25, 2021:


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