Swap-bot Time: September 28, 2020 10:47 am


Date Joined: November 20, 2018
Last Online: September 27, 2020
Birthday: November 5
Country: United States

About Me

May 17- Almost two months since I updated my profile in relations to COVID-19. I am grateful that God has blessed my family and I thus far through these times that we are experiencing. I hope all that are reading this is well and are staying safe. Do what you can to protect yourself and your family.

I had slowed down on swaps and if you read further you’ll find out why. There’s certain swaps that I normally participate in that I had stopped participating in completely. I do miss those swaps, especially ATC swaps. I decided to continue with my favorite swaps, but proceed with caution just like with everything else.

I have been working from home and in the process I had to make some changes to my office, which I also craft in. I decided to have a specific spot for incoming swap mail. It will go in a designated spot for 24-48 hrs and then I will open, rate, and then put it where it belongs. I’ve been doing this for 2 months now for the swaps I have participated in and I haven’t missed on rating anyone. Also, mail have been a little slow coming and going in my area.

For the people that put the name of the swap and their swap-bot name on the outside of the envelope, I’ve been letting them know that I have received the swap and will further rate or comment on it after I open it.

Just an FYI- I do keep hand sanitizer, wipes, and paper towels in my office/craft space to use while I’m working.

March 26- I hope all are healthy and are staying safe. It’s sad that I have to be including this in my swap profile for now. However, if you have any type of symptoms whether it’s allergies, a cold or whatever please just let me know. We can easily come to an agreement for a much later time for you to send your swap. I won’t mind at all. You would need to be concerned about getting better anyway. I’m not trying to be funny or mean but I’m just trying to keep my family safe. My husband does have underlying health conditions. So we are trying everything we can to stay healthy.

The swap-bot community has been great and my experience has been awesome! I’ve met some wonderful people on here. I do think about you and hope that everyone is safe and healthy.

I will fulfill the swaps that I’m in right now and then will probably take a break. I have slowed down a lot since all of this has happened. I’ve been picking and choosing but now I feel a need to just halt altogether just for right now.

I will still be creating. I’m on my third journal now. I’ve been doing a lot of fussy cutting and working from home.

If you need anything please let me know. I have scrap paper that can be used for junk journaling or ATC. You might run out of paint or something...I might have it. So let me know.

We can always do a Skype or Zoom or something and create together virtually. That will help get your mind off of things for a period of time.

Just take care and be safe!

Hi! I am a Technologist who love art. I have done other swaps which includes swapping internationally. Swaps are fun and exciting. I love the thrill of not knowing exactly what I will receive from my swap partner. Swaps allows me to see how creative other people are and to see their interpretation of a theme. There are always a great variety of ideas. Receiving from others not only give swappers a chance to add variety to their collection but it gives an opportunity to add more create ideas to the repertoire of ideas in their creative brain.

Things I Like

Colors that I like are Shades of Brown, Turquoise, Purple, Red, and Black. There are a combination of colors that like together like pink and brown. Well that one had to grow on me. At first I couldn’t believe people were putting pink and brown together. Then I got over it.

I love Butterflies, they are my favorite insects. They are so beautiful to me. When I think of butterflies 🦋 I think about quietness and peacefulness. Serenity.

If I had a pet I would prefer a dog over a cat. When I was a child I loved cats but not so much now. I’ll put it this way I wouldn’t have one for a pet. I don’t rate down or not give a heart if I receive something with a cat or cats on it. That’s okay, it’s not like someone is sending me one to have as a pet. 🙀

I love creating ATCs and I have created and swap artist trading coins also. I've been exploring creating tags of various sizes. I have received some fabulous ones when swapping. My goal is to make stashes of ATCs and tags with messages on it to pass out to people.

I like mixed media journaling and creating my own journals. Most times I give away the journal after I finish making it. Journaling is a great way to express yourself, whether it's through the writing of words or drawing. That is why I like to create them to share with people.

I love different style of pens and journals. I also love different styles and texture paper like lokta paper. I believe I am addicted to washi tape and different adhesives.

I have recently (12/18) gotten me a brand new sewing machine that I have not taken out of the box yet. I got a great deal on it. I do plan to put it to use. I just have to start building up my sewing 🧵 collection. Sewing was my passion as a child. I use to make clothes. When I went off to college I didn’t make time for it that much. Years after college I got married and moved and after I moved many miles from my hometown I found another home for my machine. Then I had children and didn’t find the time for sewing. So now many moons later, my children are teens and give me a little more freedom...lol... I am excited that I have another sewing machine in my life. Now I have to figure out what’s the first thing I’m going to make. 🧐🥰

Update concerning the sewing machine: I made my sister-in-law a black skirt. I also had to adjust the pattern size to make it a good fit for her. She loved it and received complements on her skirt.

I have been using my machine to do stitching on craft/art items.

I like variety and what’s made from the heart.

Don’t Like

No food items please or scented things...allergies. No Hello Kitty, Harry Potter, Cartoon Stuff(it’s complicated...lol because I do like the Peanuts Characters...Charle Brown and the gang and Betty Boop).

No gothic, darkness, pagan, and creepy stuff.

Thanks so much!

Favorite Television

I really don’t have a favorite television show that I must watch. I do like watching British shows. We have the Herbie collection, which is fun to pull out and watch. I enjoy watching Mr. Bean. He is funny to me. 🤪🤓

Swap Information

If you don't receive a swap from PLEASE let me know, I will resend or try fix the problem. I’m not responsible for what happens after I drop it off at the post office, but I will resend if necessary.

My goal is to send out swap items before the deadline. Majority of the time I try to send the swap as soon as I find out who my person is. When I decide to join a swap I make sure I have the items already available. Then when I find out who I’m sending to I check their profile so I can tailor the swap item to what the person like and don’t like if it’s a profile related swap. Even if it’s not a profile base swap I still like to check a person’s profile so that I won’t send them something that’s on their dislike list. Now if the swap says to put it in an envie or pack it and seal it before finding out who your partner is then I absolutely will not check profiles then.🧐😀

If there’s ever a question about anything please contact me. I didn’t join Swap-bot to make other people’s lives miserable by joining swaps and not sending the required items. Swap-bot isn’t my first go around of doing swaps. I’ve been swapping with another online group for over a year and I still swap with them with no problems. I’ve done US and international swaps with them.

When I came across Swap-bot I thought it would be a great opportunity to expand a little bit, meet other creators, and get ideas from other creators. I consider myself a fair and understanding person. I don’t mind working through situations with people and I would like for others to do the same.

Random Thoughts

Variety is the spice of life. 💫🏷📬🧩🎯🐚👡🧵🧥👀👅

I love homemade envelopes! But there's one problem...When I receive them it's hard for me to use them. The purpose of receiving them and exchanging them in swaps is to use them, correct? SMH. Well, I just got a new idea...maybe I should use them to make envelope flipbooks. That way they just won't get marked up, mailed, and tossed to the side once they have been ripped open and all the contents taken out.

I just came up with a great idea for all the used envelopes that I kept from swaps. I'm thinking about turning them into a junk journal. Hmm! Just know that if you sent me a swap in an envelope that you made or decorated, it just didn't get trashed. I also recycle the yellow envelopes that people send swaps in.


debbee2014 rated for Tote Bag Swap - USA on Sep 21, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the tote bags and all the extras.... they are great!
lynnerfb rated for Handmade Art Journal Go Round R53 on Sep 14, 2020
valentina22 rated for August 2020 Journal Swap on Sep 12, 2020
Comment: I just received your beautiful journal. My journals are always random since I sometimes have to work ahead. This is going to be fun to read. Great embellishments and tags so far.
jeka396 rated for MAE: Handmade Flower Envies ~ US on Sep 12, 2020
Comment: Thanks so much for the flowery envies and extra papers!!
Comment: Yowza!! This is absolutely A-Mazing!! There are goodies coming out of pockets everywhere!! My desk is covered in glorious goodness! Thank you so very much for all the details and personalization you put into this - I’m overwhelmed and love it all!! ❤️❤️❤️
simplyjeannette rated for July 2020 Journal Swap on Aug 25, 2020
Comment: Thanks for the swap!! I enjoyed reading your entries and all the different collages. Very unique way you added the entry pages
roosje rated for YTPC: Masterboard Collage Tags INTL on Aug 13, 2020
Comment: Hi Tonia, thank you so much for this great swap! I love the tags you created, with all the different patterns and textures. Creating a masterboard is a great technique as a base for tags, I agree.
georgiafae rated for YTPC: Masterboard Collage Tags US on Aug 10, 2020
Comment: Great tags-really like how they turned out! And the extras added to it-thanks for sharing the extra goodies bag too=Take care!
Hyshu rated for Playing card swap #24 on Aug 9, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the great cards and the extra hearts. Yes I sell Creative Memories and Stampin up! I did not know my links did not work, so thank you for letting me know! Thank you for joining in my Swap!
lmacdavis93 rated for USAPC: Pocket Full of Tags on Aug 8, 2020
Comment: Tonia: Thank you so much for the pocket full of tags. There is a great variety of sizes and colors and patterns, etc. - they will make a great addition to my craft stash for use on future projects! Thanks for a fun swap!
Comment: OMGH!😲....thank you so much for this cool embellishment box!...my first one ever!...thank you for the beautiful earrings!!💜...did you design these?...I have always only worn silver and these are so great...I like all the different mini things inside...that tiny purse...hilare!!!....and that mini key on the pull tag...so cute!...everything was just perfect...thanks again!!...cheers!👏🏼😁
Comment: Thank you for the lovely swap.
lynnerfb rated for Handmade Art Journal Go Round R52 on Aug 3, 2020
jeka396 rated for MAE: Super Size It on Aug 1, 2020
Comment: Thanks so much for the lovely envies. The one with the raised stencil pattern was really cool, and your collage envies were really fun too! I wonder if the first round ever made it back to you...?
Response: I’m glad you got the evies. No the first ones I sent still haven’t made it back to me. They may have found another home...lol
Comment: Tonia: Thank you so much for this wonderful collaged journal page with a bird. I love all the different layers you created with paper and burlap and die cuts. And the little wooden bird atop the musical circle is just perfect! Thanks for a fun, fun swap.
Response: I’m glad you like it. Be safe!
vcox rated for USA Only - Ephemera Kit on Jul 30, 2020
Comment: You did an amazing job with this swap!!! I was worried I didn't do a good enough job explaining the requirements of the swap, but you definitely gave me confidence and encouragement to continue to host more. I will personally reach out to you when I do. I appreciate the support. So back to the swap, OMG I love love love the extras! I've always wanted to make one of those flags now I have an example. Your kit looks soooo professional, really it's something I'd buy at the craft store. That's how good your kit is...Thanks so much!
Response: Thank you! I’m glad you like it. It’s always a challenge having to send to the host of the host of the swap. 🥰 You did a great job with explaining. Yes, I’ll be looking forward to participating in more of your swaps. Keep hosting! Take care and be safe.
chimerix rated for Collaboration Puzzle #3 on Jul 28, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful puzzle piece! I really love that you used Alice for me! Aloha
chimerix rated for Mystery Supply Swap 6.20 on Jul 28, 2020
Comment: I LOVE what you created with the tickets! The tag is absolutely beautiful. Thank you so much. Aloha
Comment: This was my first traveling notebook - so neat! I'm a little overwhelmed by the talent and creativity. I'll have to think about what to add of my own before the next swap goes out!

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tcornell on Jul 26, 2020:

Thank you so much for sending my Oriental card home to me! ATC JAMS

YooperHill on Jul 17, 2020:

Yes! I love the art you mailed me for the Mystery Supply Swap 6.20. It is my favorite so far! Thank you.

beachchicken on Jun 19, 2020:

Thank you so much for working on and sending home my Campbells soup ATC jam! It turned out great. NC misses you!

MamaD on Jun 2, 2020:

Thank you for finishing my ATC coin! I love it!! And for the jams!!

AFK on Apr 22, 2020:

Thank you for your poetry zine. I'm sorry I cannot rate you and give you a heart as I would if I could. I enjoyed reading it also all the way you illustrated it. I hope we swap some time in the future.

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CrystalZ on Mar 6, 2020:

Thank you for sending my washi bag home again from round 9, fun washi tapes you sent me too!

wolfeagle on Feb 27, 2020:

Thank you so much for the pocket tag using the AMA: Mystery Supply items. I love seeing everyone's creativity.

isandie on Jan 4, 2020:

Thank you so much for the sweet thank you card for the Envie Advent swap!!! Happy new year!!! XOXO

cmalaina on Dec 30, 2019:

Hey, I wanted to stop by and say thank you for all the extra goodies that you sent me for sending your washi-bag back to you and Happy New Year

wolfeagle on Dec 20, 2019:

Thank you for working on my pyramid collaboration postcard. These are my favorite swaps.

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