Swap-bot Time: December 2, 2023 1:03 am


Original Member
Last Online: December 1, 2023

Country: United States



I love this site and the joy it brings! I try to send quality swap packages, and hope for the same in return. I love to create and give. I send out all swaps on time, so if you haven't received something from me, please contact me!

badge every swap I receive (or don't receive!) It may take a few weeks but I will rate you, or contact you if your swap has not arrived. There is no need to message me about your rating. I want to make your experience swapping on this site a good one.

About Me


Swap-bot started in 2005.

I am not easily offended. I don’t look for reasons to be offended.

My Politics: Do what you promise to do, don’t infringe on other persons or their property.

I'm mostly interested in exchanging art and handmade items not store bought things. I am a paper artist, I am not a scrapbook-er.

Hearts and Extras:

I give hearts for swaps that makes my heart sing, extras have nothing to do with it.



I LOVE European/Asian/South American/African/Australian run of the mill envelopes, small paper bags, stationery etc.

I like 60’s retro (not vintage) mid-century modern, coffee, clean lines, Christian religion, urban, Angels, bizzarro, quirky, clever, strange, off beat and dark humor. I like mermaids, burro’s, gnomes, the moon, Cats (Pets, not tigers, lions, etc), Quarter Horses, robots, the Northern Lights, dreams, sci fi, water, snow, storms, the woods, lightning, birch trees, Lake Superior, violets, lilly of the valley, lilacs, Hello Kitty, Charlie Brown and his crew, Black Watch tartan, craftsman style, Stampotique and delusions styles, and flat handmade paper fodder.

I love inexpensive fountain pens with ink, shrines, matchbox art, rocks, assemblage art, hand decorated paper, bento, handmade books, beaded items, needle books, digital art, handmade wallets/purses/bags, art dolls, creative writing, bowls, pottery, glass, zines, graphic arts, felted items, handmade ephemera, and handmade household items, die cut words and nature items, and snarky remarks. Any Stampington magazine new, or old.

I like highly saturated colors, not pale or pastel colors. I like cool blue, turquiose, tan, purple,....beachy colors. I like orange and dark pink.

Matchbox Art: I don't care for filled matchboxes ...so feel free to DECORATE the inside instead. There used to be lot's O’ swaps with decorated insides, but not so much any more. I promise I won't rate a 3 for not filling the box if the inside is decorate. I just don't like/want that tiny stuff inside.

I LOVE ribbon beads. Small holed, CUTE, wood, and (yuck) plastic beads will get the heave ho at my house.

I have pierced ears, and prefer silver to gold. I have small wrists. Bracelets around 7" fit me best.


No hearts here…No scraps of paper (specialty or plain), pencils, Stamped images, ball point pens, sharpie markers, erasers, books, pages from books, sheet music, coffee mugs, tags, playing cards, loose sequins, little do dad's for art, confetti, dollar store/discount items, ankle socks, Doo Wap or 50's items, small stickers, Disney, food, tea, candy, lotions, makeup, scents, plastic beads, wood beads, or consumables. Thank you but, I'm not interested in run of the mill paper from the US including pads of paper, and sticky notes.

CUTE, country or scrapbook styles. I prefer wilder, creative, bold, elegant, and thought provoking art.

I don't care for Pastel colors, and rust.

Pushy positivity quotes and quotes like "live laugh love"

Extras - Thank you but, I have too much STUFF! I like to keep things purposeful, beautiful and simple.

I dislike people putting children's personal medical issues on the World Wide Web.

Mean girls

Over analysis. Seems like there is a lot of that today.

I don't like dirty, used, clean out your stash left overs! Although I would love to have a cigarette (I quit ages ago,) I don't like the smell on swaps..

I snarl at swaps that do not identify swap-bot, the name of the swap and swapper. I am in a lot of swaps. It's hard to figure out where a swap package came from with out your help!

I don’t like to receive political or social cause items.

OK, thank you for reading that!

Favorite Books

Nicholas and Alexandra, Atlas Shrugged, The little Prince, Ender's Game, The King of Oil, Steve Jobs the man who thought differently, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, Infinity net: the Autobiography of Yayoi Kusama, and Metal Men.

Favorite Music

Rock & Roll music (not pop) from the 1960-1980’s vinyl era. Bag Pipes. Jerry Jeff Walker, Hoyt Axton, The Kinks, Lou Reed, Tom Waits, Joni Mitchel, Amy Winehouse, Neil Young, Gordon Lightfoot, The LIbertines...

Favorite Movies

The Star Wars movies, 2001: A Space Odessy, A Clockwork Orange, Escape from New York, Overboard, Les Miserables, Edward Scissorhands, Steel Magnolias, Moonstruck, The Princess Bride, An Unfinished Life, My Cousin Vinney, The Secret Life of Bee's, Like water for chocolate, the big Lebowski, the Guardian, the Jesse Stone series and Queen.


3.29.23 @coleenfranks with no prior communication rated me a 1 for a swap from the previous year titled CPG: Christmas Junk Journal Cluster - us..

Then I got this message on 3.30.23 @ 9:30 am: Thank u. I removed the 1. I will say that I wrote to a few that had never sent and no response. Then sometimes the 1 gets them to respond. I didn't recall who all I wrote to since there were a few. I'm sorry it was disturbing.


The same day at 1:00pm, the one is still there. Update 6pm the rating was removed.


Comment: Thank you for the swap. I love the postage stamp washi. :)
amparolewis95 rated for CO: Altered postcard on Nov 27, 2023
Comment: Thank you for the PC. What a clever way to alter a postcard, I may have to copy your idea! -Gracias!
Lyndylou5 rated for CPG HD/HP HMPC Nov 2023 - US on Nov 15, 2023
Comment: I love this abstract! Some of my favorite colors are in it too. After I enjoy it on my wall for awhile I will for sure be upcyling it into another project. I love doing that! I hope you don't mind.
georgiafae rated for WIYM: Send Something Orange on Nov 13, 2023
Comment: What a wonderful amount of orange happy mail you sent me! Love it all and happy to get the resend. My husband didn't recognize the name Les Moe but he never knew them by names. He looked him up on Google and see that he has retired also but there was no picture. My husband said he could have even been the one to see my husband got to the hospital when he had a seizure at work years ago when he was at the federal building-small world! Have yourself a Merry Little Christmas and a Happier new year of swapping! Thanks again for resending! Oh and thanks for the old postage stamps on the envelope-I'll have to check and see if they are in my stamp album!
luv2kraft rated for AATC: Scrapey, Painty ATC 🎨 on Nov 9, 2023
Comment: Thanks for the clever atc,using the paint blobs in a cluster.The card you sent it in is very pretty.
laprochaine rated for CPG: Fragmented Faces Art on Nov 9, 2023
Comment: Thanks so much for the neat fragmented face notebook. My little girl took the extra stickers. Thanks so much for fun for both of us 😀
pahasiga rated for MAE: Inchie Swap #3: Blue on Nov 7, 2023
Comment: Thank you for the great inchies!
tcornell rated for CPG: Book Page Inchies - Global on Nov 7, 2023
Comment: Thank you- I love them!
Comment: Thank you for the wonderful ATC great addition to my collection,
Comment: Thank you
Begokschaf rated for WIYM: Send Something Orange on Oct 26, 2023
Comment: Thank you for everything!
Lobo816 rated for USAPC: Index Card Collage Art #32 on Oct 24, 2023
Comment: Yooper love your index card!! It’s just as beautiful as the 1st one!! Thank you for resending one!! And thanks for the extras!! Love the little ticket booklet!! Glad you had a good trip. Isn’t Big Bend amazing?? Glad you enjoyed TX!!
Comment: Fortunately, I received both of your “sparks” today in a USPS “We care” baggie. It appears that the envelope went through Texas and got chewed by the hungry machines. LOL!
Comment: Thanks so much!
RiverTopanga rated for AI-cluster on a twinchie on Oct 24, 2023
Comment: Yooper, nice job. Yes, I asked if more embellishment was allowed...the assignment was for 2 layers only. It was very difficult to do only two on top of the background! 🙂 I like that you took time to sew on one! I dislike pulling out my sewing machine for something so small...that's because I'm not good at sewing, and I always think I'll mess it up!! Love the pink theme 👏
Sonya rated for OATC: Metallic ATC on Oct 3, 2023
Comment: Thanks for the ATC with gold metallics, Yooper. It was thoughtful to include the extra handmade greeting card. Cheers!
Jillemina rated for EPUSA: Grid Collage #2 on Oct 3, 2023
Comment: Oh I love this! The colors are so amazing. And the tulip is perfect! Thank you so much. This definitely brightened my day!
JaneInSD rated for AMA: More Heart Love - September on Sep 30, 2023
Comment: Thank you for the cool PC. I like that you stitched the heart back together. Great idea. The purple flowers are very cute as well.
carterj rated for AMA: MMMAS 23 #4 Skeleton on Sep 30, 2023
Comment: Thank you!

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MuggleMom on Nov 15, 2023:

So happy to see you in the Purple Craze group!



Sonya on Sep 25, 2023:

Thanks, Yooper for the return of the mystery supply 9/23 ATC. I'll send everyone a photo of them all together when received. Cheers!

Sonya on Aug 10, 2023:

Thanks, Yooper for the return of the mystery supply 8/23 ATC. I'll send everyone a photo of them all together when received. Cheers!

OrigamiGrace on Aug 8, 2023:


for the lovely RAK!!

rkassman on Jul 24, 2023:

I love the ATC you made from the Junque Jam challenge 7/23! Thank you <3

Poeprincess on Mar 13, 2023:

Love what you did with the ABC Sticker Coutour ATC! I really like how it turned out. Thank you!

mermaidery on Feb 27, 2023:

Thank you so much for the card for my MIL. She really appreciated it and sends her many thanks as well.

MuggleMom on Feb 16, 2023:

ABC: Sender's Choice #24- thanks so much for returning the ATC



CookieMomster78 on Feb 10, 2023:

♥️Thank you for the Mini Valentine RAK! 😊 I 😍 heart it! You’re so sweet 🥹 you have brought me joy and happiness, Yooper. And your friendship means a lot to me. 🥰🤗

CookieMomster78 on Feb 4, 2023:

Thank you for my "mystery supply" ATC from our ABC group's first swap. I like what you did with the lace and of course, you can never go wrong with flowers! Making them removable is an excellent idea too ~ like my own paper bouquet! 🌼

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