Swap-bot Time: October 20, 2019 7:45 pm


Date Joined: May 26, 2015
Last Online: October 19, 2019
Birthday: February 17, 1979
Country: United States
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September 23 2019 - Happy Autumn!!! This is my favorite season of the year! I've just started a bullet journal with high hopes for some help for this scattered brain. Happy to hear from anyone else who uses one...tips, tricks, spread suggestions, favorite bujo YouTuber? Please share!

Things that are happening right now:

  • Finishing a yellow knitted blanket
  • Learning Spanish
  • trying to find the last 2 shrines in Breath of the Wild
  • book: ...Borrowed Crime by Laurie Cass
  • trying to be a bullet journaler!

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 2019: MOVE

My verse for 2019:
Psalm 25: 4-5
Show me the right path, O Lord;
point out the road for me to follow.
Lead me by your truth and teach me,
for you are the God who saves me.
All day long I put my hope in You.

Things I like to make sometimes:

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

Stuff About Me

I just turned 40 in February, which feels super weird to me.
I've been married for 16 years to Dave (engineer and private pilot) and we have no children.
I've been a born-again Christian since February 1982.
I'm an enneagram 5.
Moved around a lot growing up...lived in Washington, South Carolina, Massachusetts, and North Carolina. Also a little bit in Germany when I was little (Army parents!). Right now I'm happily settled in the NC mountains.

I'm totally a cat person. These days I spend my cat time with three "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'm on Instagram... @ tigerlilyknotwise

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:

  • deer (my personal mascot this year)
  • 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: Purples tend to be my favorite. I also like greens and blues and earthy colors. Iโ€™ve really been into orange lately too.

Animals: Cats, deer, 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 - bullet journaling
  • C - cats, Celtic designs, crochet, collab art
  • D - deer, dragons
  • E - elves, elephants, Ecclesiastes, enneagram
  • F - foxes, fairies
  • G - gnomes, glow-in-the-dark, golden Oreos
  • H - Happy Thursdays
  • I - Irish culture and language, instagram
  • J - jigsaw puzzles, Jane Austen
  • K - knitting
  • L - lip gloss, Legend of Zelda
  • M - Monet's paintings, mail art, mini zines, muffin recipes, moon, museums
  • N -
  • O - oatmeal packets
  • P - Punch Studio cards, pens, POP Pilates, painting, purples
  • Q - quotes, quiet
  • R -
  • S - snails, socks, Squishmallows, Spanish, Snickers White, scone recipes
  • T - The Princess Bride, Tolkien, thirty day challenges
  • U -
  • V -
  • W -
  • X -
  • Y - YouTube artists
  • Z - zines


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


On November 17, 2017 I had to say goodbye to my sweet Pippin. I miss this little face every day.


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 169 paper cranes!


Comment: I love the cute, behatted jack-o-lantern! Will have to find a way to get him in my "favorite things" gluebook (coming soon). Thanks for trading cards - Happy 'weenies! ๐ŸŽƒ
Heynowokay rated for USA Puzzle Collaboration #5 on Sep 28, 2019
Comment: I LOVE everything about this piece! Thank you so much for a beautiful cat theme. The bleeding tissue paper is so fun to use, glad to see it being used out there! :)
BlueberryLady rated for TCHH ~ Send Me Your Bulletin on Sep 16, 2019
Comment: Thank you so much for the Scone Recipe- and the Church Bulletin. This must be a huge Church. Mine is a Small Rural Church and on a Really Good Sunday we might have 22-many of our members are over the age of 70, oldest just turned 91...They are the Prayer Warriors..
dobie256 rated for MMA: Artist Trading Coins on Sep 4, 2019
Comment: Sorry for the delay in rating. I had my mail held over the holiday weekend. I love my swap package. Beautiful flower texture coin and hilarious (and appropriate) rowdy girl coin. Lol I also love the new county fair postage stamp and the awesome tiger-cat card. Thanks so much!! <3<3<3
Response: So glad you like them! Hadn't made any in a while... I love all the new stamps! Been having so much fun using them :)
luluvision rated for USA Puzzle Collaboration #4 on Sep 2, 2019
Comment: I loved what you created for me! So pretty!! The mulberry papers added a nice touch! Thank you so much!
Response: Glad you liked it! I think that is my favorite one I've made so far :) This puzzle project is so much fun!
thevmatt rated for MMA: Artist Trading Coins on Sep 1, 2019
Comment: Thanks very much!
bigmamabird rated for MMA: Artist Trading Coins on Sep 1, 2019
Comment: Apologies for not leaving a comment with my rating! I've been a little derailed by Life Stuff, plus I think I started one and it was deleted by me pressing a wrong key...Anyway, love your coins, and the cat card was so cute... Waterbury is the home of our favorite second hand emporium! Cheers, for neow, C
Response: Totally understand on the life stuff! Glad you like the coins! :)
Fabriqueen rated for SF ~ Butterfly ATC on Aug 17, 2019
Comment: Thank you so much for the beautiful butterfly ATC! I love it! Hugs, Diane
orneryswife rated for USA Puzzle Collaboration #3 on Aug 9, 2019
Comment: Aww! I love the little house! Thank you for making it for me!
Artistic rated for PW ~ Monday Mailer (July 2019) on Aug 3, 2019
Comment: Thank you, Rachael, for a wonderful month of readings, notes and activities!
Comment: Thanks so much for the card. It has arrived safely.
DragonflyDaisy rated for USA Puzzle Collaboration #2 on Jul 16, 2019
Comment: Thank you for my happy mail! ๐Ÿ˜ƒ I absolutely love the puzzle piece you made for me and the background was super cool! I am really enjoying this puzzle monthly swap. Thanks for being a great swap partner.
Response: Yay! Glad you like it. I had fun making it too. I'm also enjoying the swap - can't wait for the finished result! Thanks for the heart. Have a beautiful day!
CurlyTea rated for USA Puzzle Collaboration #1 on Jul 1, 2019
Comment: Beautiful piece. Thank you
LadyJo rated for PW: Scripture Postcard on Jun 21, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful pc and great verse!
Comment: Thanks for this beautiful postcard and for sing my favorite colors and stamps! We just saw a doe with 2 small fawns this am, so I am hopeful that the animals may come back. Nothing in the sea though, and the fishermen have caught nothing so far. Hugs from Alaska, Sherry
Response: Glad you liked it! Happy to hear you're seeing something...it's a start!
24Donna rated for TCHH: Postcard Prompt #2 on Jun 17, 2019
Comment: Thank you for sharing! I babysat for years for my nieces, nephews and grandchildren! We did just as you do, I so enjoyed those days and miss them! Now that they are grown we meet for lunch or some other outing and they visit me! Enjoy they grow up way to fast!
Response: They do grow too fast! The oldest is already 15. Thanks for the 5 and heart!
LadyJo rated for TCHH: Postcard Prompt #2 on Jun 17, 2019
Comment: Thank you! Great fun for the summer! I am sure your nieces will have great memories in years to come!
Response: That's my hope. I'm always trying to instill in them a love of crafting, and mail too! Thanks for the 5 and heart!
Caithness rated for AFAWLS: Winter Postcard in Summer on Jun 12, 2019
Comment: Thanks so much for the snowy picture of North Carolina.
Ukucaitie rated for SF~ Animal Postcard USA on Jun 10, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the tiger card! I love what you wrote about postcards! My grandmother did the same thing! So much fun to get a surprise in the mail! Thank you.
AZmom875 rated for SF~ Animal Postcard USA on Jun 8, 2019
Comment: Super Zebra PC, and great Espanol!

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hollycm6 on Oct 20, 2019:

Thank you for the AWG wish, the red crocheted piece (knitted??) which I'm definitely using for Christmas, and the photo mounting squares!! :)

kiddomerriweather on Oct 17, 2019:

Thank you so much for the Betty Boop makeup pouch and makeup RAK! It's simply fabulous! I know that my friend will love it! You're the best.

kiddomerriweather on Oct 16, 2019:

Thank you for the OMAE MMH BTC Tag! I absolutely love it and I'm thrilled to add it to my collection!

yvonne401 on Oct 10, 2019:

Thank you for my AWG October wish of tea! Interesting flavors, thanks so much!



phillaine on Oct 1, 2019:

for the gorgeous sealing wax and fun scissors you sent me for my September wish list! I'm very excited to start using wax seals (new to me). Also, I was excited to see the yummy-looking tea and I'm looking forward to trying it one of these cool rainy days. I appreciate your kindness and generosity, as always. Have a lovely day. โ™ฅ

bigmamabird on Oct 1, 2019:

Thanks for th lovely OMAE Postcard Plus! The Autumn theme was a good idea and the stamp even fits into the color scheme...Love the haiku and the silly sticker... Must plan to have backyard fire asap! Think this is my first zazzle pc, what a pretty painting.

Canariangal78 on Oct 1, 2019:

Mucha suerte con tus clases de espaรฑol :-) la gramรกtica es un poco complicada al principio pero luego seguro que avanzas de nivel rapidamente. Un saludo!

pkpeace on Sep 27, 2019:

Just easing my way back... hope you are well! Hugs, Patty xo

phillaine on Sep 11, 2019:

to Profile-Based Swaps!

bigmamabird on Sep 6, 2019:

Thanks for the sweet envelope of goodies you sent me for the OMAE August RAK attack! Love the rhino washi tape and the labrador stamp on the envie... The origami crane and elephant card were delightfuls finds inside!

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