Swap-bot Time: August 17, 2018 2:17 pm


Date Joined: August 3, 2017
Last Online: August 15, 2018
Birthday: March 14
Country: United States

About Me

SWAPS....If you don't receive a swap from me please let me know. I always send my swaps bc I really enjoy doing this & I would be sad if someone didn't receive what I sent. I would be glad to resend. I love putting a smile on peoples faces & looking at their profile to send them something special that they would enjoy as an extra goodie.

Welcome to my profile

I'm a single mom of 4 sons. I'm a Youtuber. I'm a craftygirl. I'm a Independent Consultant for Paparazzi Jewelry, my FB Group is: April's Southern Bling. Come check me out over there & become a part of my group. I am a Stage 4 Metastatic Breast Cancer fighter. I have 2 little black Yorkies name Mindy & Harley & a "grand-dog" a black Lab name Nevaeh. We live near the beautiful mountains of NC.

Camping in the mountains & my crafty corner is my HAPPY places.

In my spare time when I am feeling good enough for it I also like to kayak.

I'm a coffee & sweet tea kinda gurl.

I get along with pretty much everybody but I feel more comfortable with being at home, in the woods, in the mountains, with one on one or a small group. I might be a little bit of an introvert. I guess you can say I'm not the life of the party...lol

I am a Christian & welcome any spiritual items. My fav & life verse is: "I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me." Phil 4:13

That verse has been my rock through so many things throughout my life. It has kept me going when I was ready to give up. God has given me the strength to get through some of the worst things a child/adult could go through.




•scary things

•Gothic things







•anything handmade that someone put thought & time into


•rustic shabby chic



•humming birds





•sweet tea



•milk chocolate (I am not crazy about dark chocolate or white chocolate)

•I like all colors but my favs are pink, purple, Fall color, Neutral colors & turquoise

Favorite Books

I don't read a lot but when I do read my favorite books are from Joyce Meyer & Nicholas Sparks. I love spiritual books and love stories the most.

The books I have read & loved❤:

~The Purpose Driven Life by Rick Warren

~Battlefield of the Mind by Joyce Meyer

~Perfect Love by Joyce Meyer

~The Power of Simple Prayer by Joyce Meyer

~I Dare You by Joyce Meyer

~The Confident Woman by Joyce Meyer

~Letters From Ruth's Attic by Ruth Bell Graham

~A Woman After God's Own Heart by Elizabeth George

~The Power of a Praying Woman by Stormie Omartian

~Dear John by Nicholas Sparks

Favorite Music

I like a lot of different types of music but my fav is 80's music & country music.

I think I prolly listen to 80's music more than anything because it takes me back to the "good ole days". LOL!

Favorite Television

I don't have regular tv or cable tv but I do watch Netflix & Youtube.

On Netflix.... I like watching Friends, Life Below Zero & Hawaii Five O. (and prolly some others but I just can't think of any others at the moment...lol)

On Youtube.....I like crafty videos, makeup videos, home/organizational videos & vlog videos.

Favorite Crafts

Crafting is what keeps me sane most days (unless I am in the woods camping). Since I am home fighting the horrible "C" word, crafting keeps my mind busy & off of the stress & what if's.

I have been crafting for over 20yrs. I have always loved crafting but when all 4 of my boys were small there wasn't as much time. Over the years I have done cross stitch (can't do now because of my eyes), some hand sewing (like for the boys), flower arrangements, wreaths, painting ceramics, made beaded jewelry, DIY's, card making, pocket letters, loaded bags, loaded envelopes, flip books & other paper crafting.

Currently I mainly do paper crafting, card making, pocket letters, loaded bags, loaded envelopes, flip books & DIY's.

I have been making Pocket Letters & doing swaps on Instagram & Pocketletterpals.com since Feb 2017.

I also love decorating my planner & bible journaling.

Favorite Movies

I love Chic flicks, comedies & some kids movies!

Some of my favs are:

~Happy Feet ~Frozen ~The Notebook ~The Longest Ride ~Safe Haven ~Fireproof ~Facing the Giants ~Courageous ~Coyote Ugly ~The Wedding Planner ~Finding Nemo ~Finding Dorie ~Liar Liar ~Grown Ups 1 & 2 ~50 First Dates

Wish List

Wish List:

I would like anything someone sent me but if you needed some ideas here is a few things.

•planner stickers

•eye lash trim (I think that's the name for it)



•cute stationary


•non touristy PC for me to send to others (all I have around here is touristy PC's)


Bhindblueeyes rated for Instagram Junkie on Jul 31, 2018
Comment: 08/13 In response to your snarky response, you actually did NOT communicate with me beforehand. You said you did not feel well after the swap was already late. You are more than welcome to discuss the 3 with the swap host. If you wanted to argue this, you could have done so in a PM - I notified you long before the 3 option was available that this was the route I'd be going. I'm sorry you did not feel well, and life does happen, but my point is ... you had many days to either log in and do the swap OR log in just to tell me it would be late. Again, feel free to have the swap host intervene. And BTW, life has happened to me too, and it's happened HARDCORE, but I follow through beforehand so please, save your snark. I'm sorry to rate the 3, but I did notify you that I would be doing so some days ago. It always seems silly to rate down on an electronic swap, and while I sympathize with the fact that you did not feel well and may not have logged in on the very last day of the swap, there were plenty of other days to complete the task or notify me. I do appreciate the comments and likes, and I did notice the follow so the down rate is really only for being late without communication. Hoping your summer is well - take care!
Response: I did communicate by messenging you about the situation just like I did my other partners but they seem to have more of a heart & be more understanding. I have had so many partners in the past late with their swaps but if they messaged me & still completed it then I was understanding & nice enough to not rate them a 3. I just hope in the future you don't run into a situation where life happens & you need someone to be understanding.
AnitaHames rated for EH~~ Summer Envies on Jul 27, 2018
Comment: Thanks for the envelopes and the extras. I think of the beach when I think of summer, too, even though I don't live near a beach!
abshanghai rated for Summer ATC - International on Jul 26, 2018
Comment: Thank you so much for the interesting ATC. Love it and the extra goodies!
ScrapHappySewer rated for Disney Gift Tags on Jul 24, 2018
Comment: Thanks for the beautifully created tags! Also for the thoughtful extras for my son and daughter!
gojenn rated for ATC #2 MONTH OF JULY (2018) on Jul 20, 2018
Comment: Thanks!!
aligurl75 rated for CALG : Postcard Penpals 2 on Jul 19, 2018
Comment: Beautiful postcard! Thank you so much for the nice note you wrote. It was great getting an actual note instead of just a quote or quick hello.
mariewilliams810 rated for Instagram Junkie on Jul 18, 2018
Comment: Thanks for the instalove. Hope you are feeling better!
Response: Thank you for being so understanding & sweet!Also thank you very much for the heart! ❤
creatingsomethingspecial rated for Instagram Junkie on Jul 18, 2018
Comment: thank you for the kind comments :)
Response: Ur welcome! Thank you for being so understanding & sweet! Also thank you very much for the heart! ❤
dreamlady66 rated for CALG : Postcard Penpals 2 on Jul 17, 2018
Comment: Hi April, a huge ty for your special card, that neatly decorated :) Try to reply asap...have a great summer still & best wishes from me to you!
Response: So happy you liked the PC. Look forward to hearing from you. Thank you for the heart! ❤
Erikaa rated for The great sticker swap #3 on Jul 15, 2018
Response: thank u for the heart ❤
me2az50 rated for Summer ATC - International on Jul 14, 2018
Comment: The ATC was cute. Thanks for the goodies.
Response: ur welcome! Thank you for the heart. ❤
Ganjaprincess rated for The great sticker swap #3 on Jul 9, 2018
Comment: Thank you so much!
Response: thank you for the heart ❤
user3654 rated for Touristy Postcard Swap USA #4 on Jul 4, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the PC. I hope your recovery is going well and you will be up for camping and kayaking in no time!
Response: Thank you! I am doing much better. We did get to go camping but not kayaking yet. Hopefully soon. Thank you for the heart ❤
Maggiesmother rated for Naked Map PC #11 on Jul 1, 2018
Comment: Thanks for the great postcard. I love the ones that show the pictures of the flag, flower, animal, etc. Happy swappng, Linda
Response: Ur welcome! Glad u love it. Thank u for the heart ❤
Comment: What a clever idea! I love your creation and I love your washi. Thanks again :)
Response: Thank you! So happy you like it. I'm obsessed with washi, well who am I kidding I'm obsessed with all crafty things...lol. 2 hobbies crafting & shopping for craft supplies.. Lol. 😊 Thank you for the heart! ❤
CHOWEFACE rated for Touristy Postcard Swap USA #4 on Jun 25, 2018
Comment: thanks for the card April! Hope you got/get to go camping!
Response: ur welcome! Thank you for the heart! Yes, we did get to go this past weekend to our little cabin in the mountains.
Chrissiemeade85 rated for Ephemera Found & Made on Jun 22, 2018
Response: Thank you for the heart! 😊
CurioussCass rated for Quilt ATC on Jun 19, 2018
Comment: Beautiful quilt! I also love the seeds and the stories you wrote about the quilts you've received <3 Thank you so much
Response: Thank you! I love how it turned out & my mom said I might be a quilter like her after all...lol. I'm not very good at sewing but I love all other crafting & DIY. Glad you love the seeds & my letter. Ur welcome! Thank you for the heart ❤
Lazydaisy0104 rated for Quilt ATC on Jun 19, 2018
Comment: Well this is the cutest little ATC. I love it!!!💞 if I could give you two hearts I would!! I love my doilies!!! They’re so tiny. I’ve never seen little ones like that. Thank you so much!!
Response: Ur very welcome! I got the tiny doilies on Etsy. I was on a hunt to find doilies that would be small enough for ATC's & pocketletters so then I finally found them on Etsy. Thank you for the heart ❤
Zefaniya rated for Touristy Postcard Swap USA #4 on Jun 19, 2018
Comment: Thanks
Response: ur welcome!

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VivaLaDiane on Aug 13, 2018:

As the swap host for the Instagram Junkie swap, I feel I need to post my comments as it relates to the swap for fairness. I messaged everyone on the very last day to send the swap to try to avoid anyone being rated down. I understand about more than anyone that life happens. This simple electronic swap had 8 days in which to complete. Your prior 3 rating shows that you've sent late previously. Not only did you not do the swap in the time specified but it didn't follow the amount of likes and comments required.

I feel your rating comment doesn't accurately reflect your accountability and instead shames a user for rating properly. That type of thing isn't a good quality to have. Communication prior could've changed this scenario. Just a heads up that many users will look at your response and feel like they'd rather not prefer that type of drama in their swaps. Just my thoughts.

bluecrayons on Mar 21, 2018:

Profile bible verse #12

Philippians 4:13 I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.

Matts on Mar 21, 2018:

Profile Bible Verse #12

Who is it that overcomes the world? Only the one who believes that Jesus is the Son of God.

1 John 5:5

Leftie on Mar 20, 2018:

Profile Bible Verse #12

For God so loved the world that HE gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him shall not perish but have everlasting life. John 3:16

Unicornblitz on Mar 3, 2018:

Profile quote #12 (huge apologies, i am late .)

The past is your lesson The present is your gift And the future is yor motivation


reauk on Feb 28, 2018:

Profile Quote #12

from reauk

If two wrongs don't make a right, try three. Laurence J. Peter

thebeholder on Feb 28, 2018:

“Thousands of candles can be lit from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared.” – Buddha

Profile Quote 12

Scrapinitblue on Feb 28, 2018:

Profile Quote #12

“Authenticity is a collection of choices that we have to make every day. It's about the choice to show up and be real. The choice to be honest. The choice to let our true selves be seen.” ― Brené Brown, The Gifts of Imperfection: Let Go of Who You Think You're Supposed to Be and Embrace Who You Are

krissyhead1990 on Feb 28, 2018:

For > Profile Quote 12

Here is one of my favorite (and true!) travel quotes... I hope you are inspired to travel as much as I am.

“Our happiest moments as tourists always seem to come when we stumble upon one thing while in pursuit of something else.” — Lawrence Block


jaimierandolph on Feb 27, 2018:

Profile Quote #11

“No woman wants to be in submission to a man who isn't in submission to God!” ― T.D. Jakes

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