Swap-bot Time: July 23, 2017 1:46 pm


Date Joined: May 26, 2015
Last Online: July 23, 2017
Birthday: February 17, 1979
Country: United States
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June 21 - cutting down on swapping for a while. Things are getting busy around here, and I plan on spending some time restocking my depleted Etsy shops! Happy Summertime everyone!

Things that are happening right now:

  • #30daysofpieandjournaling via Instagram
  • POP Pilates instructor in training! Got through the training day on June 11... now I have to make a video of myself teaching to send in for evaluation. No pressure!
  • Cats: 1 housecat, 2 semi-adopted formerly feral kittens, 4 feral kitties
  • Reading: Altar Ego by Craig Groeschel
  • Making: ATC's, ATC Jams, Zines, Postcards
  • De-cluttering and Spring Cleaning
  • House looking...we thought we might move, but haven't found anything yet
  • Dropped some groups recently. Nothing personal, just that my time available and priorities are changing and I'm removing the clutter.

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 2017: Flourish

Here's some things that describe me:

38, Christian, married 14 years to David, cat mama, Aunt Rachael, health-conscious, wannabe artist, knitter, sewist, learner, originally from Michigan, North Carolinian, nature-lover, sister, sci-fi geek, LOTR fan,

Been there, done that:

Bermuda, France, Statue of Liberty, Myrtle Beach, Boston, Charleston, Avon Walk for Breast Cancer (2008), kidney stones (ouch!), Halley's Comet, camping in the rain, a drive across the US (NC to WA)

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's some things I can always use:

  • trees are kinda my life theme right now (Jeremiah 17:7,8)
  • fun footie socks
  • handmade envelopes
  • fitness related images/stickers/quotes
  • handmade items
  • mug rugs
  • a good writing pen
  • your zine
  • something new to try!

What I'm using lately:

  • ATC backings (I have plenty of ATC papers, I really just run out of the sturdy backings...one can only eat so much cereal!)
  • Tim Holtz distress ink minis and the little round pads for applying them
  • Small images/cutouts I could use on ATC's or in zines

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...

I'm up for a private swap just about any time. (US only though, as my postage $ is limited)

I turned out to be a pretty terrible pen-pal, but I'm good at postcards. So if you send me a note on a postcard, you're guaranteed a reply!


Here is Pippin the Cat. He'll be 15 years old in July. He's such a serious cat!


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...


That Alphabet Thing

  • A -
  • B -
  • C - cats, Celtic designs
  • E - elves
  • F - foxes
  • I - Irish culture and language
  • L - ladybugs
  • M - Monet's paintings, mail art
  • P - Punch Studio cards, pens
  • Q - quotes
  • S - snails

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: 408


CurlyTea rated for A Summer Dotee Swap! on Jul 23, 2017
Comment: I can tell that you spent a lot of time on this doll. She is beautifully made. I love how you did the ribbon around her head and the bead work on the sides. She is very cheerful and makes me smile. Thank you very much for your time and efforts. I absolutely love her!
Cinnamingirl rated for Tsum Tsum Pin Destash on Jul 20, 2017
Comment: Thanks so much, all the washi was gorgeous! ^__^
Comment: Thank you sooooo much for the stickers, washi and extras (not necessary, but thanks!). The paperclips are adorable xoxo
Response: You're welcome! I couldn't help myself adding the extras since it stopped by here ;)
Comment: Yay - you made it! Thank for the address labels and handmade envies - LOVE!!!
Comment: Thank you so much for the awesome pocket letter! So much good, fun stuff. :D I was super-excited about the mini, mini zine because it's my first one. Thank you again!! <3 <3
makestuff rated for MOMMA: Zines on Jun 28, 2017
Comment: Thank you very much for the wonderful zine! I love your poetry - you're very talented! The zine was so colorful and fun, too.
Comment: Such a pretty postcard, and thanks for the haiku!
Comment: OMG! This is the cutest pocket letter ever! Sewing all of those little pockets was such an awesome idea. I love the goodies you included as well :) Thank you so much
pkpeace rated for Cut A Stamp Swap! on Jun 21, 2017
Comment: Rachael! This stamp is beautiful! You definitely have a knack for doing this! 10/25 is my brother's b-day too and mine is the 26th of Oct.! Adriana has great taste in sugar skulls... they are identical! Thank you so much, I really love it! Hugs xo
tcornell rated for Mommaa: ATC-Go Round Swap 2 of 3 on Jun 18, 2017
Comment: Thanks for joining the swap!
anrtist rated for Alphabet Pocket Letter Series: A-I on Jun 14, 2017
Comment: THANK YOU so much for hosting this FUN & lovely series of swaps! I'm really LUVin' this first one you sent to me!!! :-) I ESPECIALLY luv the batik peacock fabric little drawstring pouch! I never have seen that fabric! I will have to look for it! PLEASE ENJOY a lovely 5 💜💙💚💛❤️RATING! ~PS~ I do luv the crocheted border you added! It is beautiful, a great idea! I have gotten some with the holes embellished before, THAT makes it so cute & it is something I will have to try too...Enjoy & Blessings, cc
Response: So glad you enjoyed the pocket letter! My little niece found that fabric at my local fabric shop, and I loved it right away! So bright and fun!
Comment: Thanks and good job! Love the labels!
tcornell rated for Masterboard for One on Jun 4, 2017
Comment: Rachael, the masterboard you made is beautiful! thank you so much!!
scrappycats rated for Mommaa: Create a Kit Round 2 on May 31, 2017
Comment: Thank you so much! my first zine. When I opened i up I was kind of like puzzled, but then I read up on zines and now I wanna make some of my own! the one you made is totally cool and I can tell you really worked on it.
Response: Well I'm glad you like it! They really are fun to make! I think that is my fifth or sixth one :)
leonarasnick58 rated for HFF: Profile Deco_May on May 29, 2017
pkpeace rated for Inspirational Journal Page on May 26, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful journal page! I love this quote!! It's so very true, too! I can't wait to put this in my journal... I have a few places saved for this! Hugs xo
pkpeace rated for Mommaa: ATC-Go Round Swap 1 of 3 on May 24, 2017
Comment: Rachael! I love your ATCs! Especially the mailbox! Fun ideas, I picked my three immediately! Such a fun swap!
Bhindblueeyes rated for HFF: May 20th - Goal Day on May 21, 2017
Comment: You nailed it!!
shinyserra rated for Mommaa: Create a Kit Round 1 on May 17, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the fun themed kit! I really like the theme you chose and I am already planning out what to make :)
Comment: I am in love with my snail ATC you sent me! I would have never though to use that type of technique. Both ATC's are awesome. And WOW to the book mark! I've never seen or owned such a beautiful bookmark! I love the colors, the flower, and the yarns. I've showed it off to people. Thank you so much for the extras too! One of my favorite swaps I've received to date!

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Babsmomof5 on Jul 16, 2017:

Babsmomof5 on Jul 15, 2017:

Thank for all you do! YOU help make AWG sooooo happy!!!

tcornell on Jul 15, 2017:


LMeowkin on Jul 14, 2017:

Thank you for the AWG package! Love the kitty washi - it's totally new to me! The envelopes are lovely as well - can't wait to use them!

pkpeace on Jul 11, 2017:

bbsporty on Jul 10, 2017:

Thank you for the AWG June participation RAK! I love the washi samples and handmade envies!

Margothecat on Jul 9, 2017:

Thank you so much for the AWG Participation RAK of handmade envies and Washi tape!! That was so sweet of you! I love this group!

anrtist on Jul 8, 2017:

Thank you @BabsMomof5 & @Tigerlilyknotwise for the AWG Challenge participation happy of washi sample and 2 pretty colorful envies!
That was so great of you! THANX & Blessings, cc

makestuff on Jul 8, 2017:

Thank you for the Wish Granted surprise of handmade envies and washi! It was unexpected. Thank you!

tcornell on Jul 7, 2017:


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