Swap-bot Time: December 5, 2020 5:31 pm


Date Joined: May 29, 2013
Last Online: March 10, 2015
Birthday: November 9, 1968
Country: United States

Favorite Crafts

LOVE paper crafts: Homemade greeting cards or mini-cards, tags, stamps, envies. Anything made with paper!

Favorite Movies

Anything not scary!!! And with a good ending...

Favorite Books

Anything non-fiction especially world maps, geography picture books, self-help style books, for dummies books, religious (Muslim) ... Okay, well, I finally got in to fiction this year ... Murder mysteries, not scary kind though ...

About Me

Mid forties, originally from Michigan but have been a Southern California (Orange County) transplant for almost 20 years . . . Two kids, daughter 21 and son 13 . . . Married . . . Husband is RN and I work part-time at a mosque (equivalent of a church/synagogue for Muslims). Love living near the ocean (20 minute drive) . . . very peaceful to sit by the water.

I have a BS in Political Science and French . . . Don't use either much! Also speak Arabic (like with a 3 year old!)

Just came back from my 4th cruise with my husband...First cruise was to Bahamas, second to Ensenada Mexico and 3 and 4 were from LA to Vancouver, and then Seattle to 3 ports in Alaska, including Glacier Bay (breathtaking), and back to Seattle. Lovely, lovely, lovely . . . wish I could bottle that crisp Alaskan air and breath it here in smog land!


My thoughts are that you can basically find something that you like in anything . . .

  • I like all colors and textures of paper, damask and arabesque designs, flower designs, texture designs, gems/bling, lace, ribbon, embellishments, tags, stamps, beach/shell themes, trees, ephemera, non-animal charms, envies, handmade greeting and/or mini-cards, doodles, vintage, retro, popular, pretty much all styles
  • Washi tape!
  • Anything international or cultural
  • Anything related to travel (places, modes of transportation, etc)
  • Different languages (especially those not using roman letters)
  • Landmarks (both natural and man made)
  • Trivia (the weirder, the better!)
  • Board games and card games (non-gambling)
  • Non-religious holiday stuff
  • Nature, geography pics
  • DIY stuff
  • Inspirational Quotes
  • Family movies (Wizard of Oz, Sound of Music)
  • Stuff on the clean side (ie, not vulgar)


  • No gelatin (unless kosher/halal) and no pork products
  • No dirty jokes, swearing
  • No references to alcohol (including wine), drugs, sex, smoking
  • No statues, or pictures of statues, etc
  • Kids stuff (mine are all grown up!)
  • For recipes, no seafood (yuck to me!) or pork


JaneInSD rated for Senders Choice - March - USA on May 2, 2015
Comment: I never received anything and the swap is marked not sent. You did not communicate with me about the swap. You haven't been online since March 10, so I didn't send you a email because I figured you wouldn't read it.
Comment: Cute card thanks and thanks for the extra papers
Response: 😃
rarjones rated for RSC-Handmade Get Well Card on Mar 1, 2015
Comment: thank you for your card and the extras. I hope to use those pieces in the near future.
Response: :-) I love the colors, and there's so much you can do with good sized scraps!
rarjones rated for RSC - Color Inspiration on Mar 1, 2015
Comment: thank you for the card:) What are the odds that you would get the same swapper for 2 swaps at the same time! lol Happy Spring to you.
Response: I know! Funny, eh? Glad you liked - Hope to see you in more swaps!
kaydee rated for Senders Choice - January - USA Only on Feb 8, 2015
Comment: Thank you for the wonderful card. I am actually not a football fan. I might be able to name 5 teams if someone forced me too!
Response: Haha! Hope you enjoyed Super Bowl weekend doing something else you love!! 😊
BeverlyGray rated for Happy New Year card on Jan 14, 2015
Comment: I hope you feel better. I love that you used the passion flower stamp. I grow them in my backyard!
Response: 😊 feeling much better,, thank you!
Comment: I found them, sorry for not rating sooner.
Response: No problem! I've been late rating before too!!
Comment: Andrea, thank you for the lovely card and extras. I love the handmade envelope you sent in, I am very partial to handmade envelopes!
susieq40 rated for Senders Choice - November on Dec 1, 2014
Comment: Thanks for the pretty card, love the embellishments...thanks for the extra goodies... Happy Swapping
coolbaker5 rated for Fall Theme Handmade Card on Oct 29, 2014
Comment: Beautiful card. Thank you!! :)
texdel rated for Senders Choice - October - USA only on Oct 27, 2014
Comment: Thanks for the card. CJ
butterflylady rated for Fall Homemade Card on Oct 15, 2014
Comment: thk you for the card, and the goodies. Love and prayers, Sandra P.S. I sent you a msg on this.....
Comment: Thanks for the lovely Mother's Day card. I love the cards swaps. They are so much fun. Happy swapping,Linda
Response: I'm glad you liked it! Take care!
PamV rated for Sender's Choice Swap on Sep 15, 2014
Comment: Thanks for the card and the extras with the washi tapes! Definitely do Route 66!! Take your time so you can truly enjoy the sites and linger to talk to all the interesting people along the way...and take pictures!!! Awesome old neon signs, old gas stations and gas pumps, and motels!!!! Use a book/map guide for sure!!!! EZ 66 by Jerry McClanahan is good...met him along the way, too!
Response: Glad you liked ... And thanks for the Route 66 info!!
susieq40 rated for RSC - Multiple Personalities on Sep 10, 2014
Comment: Thanks for the cute card, also for the Washi. Tape it will be useful....
Response: Glad you liked everything! :-)
kaydee rated for Sender's Choice Card Swap- August on Sep 2, 2014
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful card and the many extra's that you sent.
Response: Glad you liked!! :-)
Comment: Love all four cards, they are so pretty. Can't wait to use them. Thanks for the extras also. Have a great Labor Day weekend. Carol
Response: Glad you liked everything!! Hope you had a treat weekend!!
rarjones rated for RSC - Profile Based Card Swap on Aug 23, 2014
Comment: I received my card today. Thank you for your time in making it and for the nice little extras you sent along.
Response: :-)
susieq40 rated for RSC - Yellow & Black Card Swap on Aug 18, 2014
Comment: Thanks for the cute card and all the goodies..yes it is school time, but not for me, my great grandson is in K 5...
Comment: Thank you for a pretty card and for the washi tape!
Response: Thank YOU for patience with my silly mistake!

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barbieloufromKY on Nov 1, 2014:

November Birthday Wishes from the USA Paper Crafts group!

ChelleHames on Mar 28, 2014:

I got my card back yesterday. Thank you for returning it, tho you should have kept it and used it for something!!! You've been very kind about my goof, and for that I send a thousand THANKS YOUs!

ChelleHames on Mar 26, 2014:

Y'all don't be makin' fun! That's not nice! :-D

AnitaHames on Mar 25, 2014:

Haha! She was telling me that she sent the wrong card on accident! She's silly sometimes!

LauraAust on Feb 6, 2014:

barbieloufromKY on Nov 2, 2013:

Happy Birthday to YOU!

rachelcdoyle on Sep 11, 2013:

1Scrapper on Aug 18, 2013:


1Scrapper on Aug 16, 2013:

Welcome aboard to Homemade Cards-USA Only!

jamicam on May 29, 2013:

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