Swap-bot Time: August 18, 2022 12:43 pm


Date Joined: January 6, 2011
Last Online: October 9, 2020
Birthday: June 6, 1987
Country: United States

Swab Bot Basics

Last Update 12/02/18

It has been almost 2 years since I did any swapping! I do miss it, just don't have the spoons right now. Maybe after the holidays I will do some simple swaps and RAK's

NOTICE If you EVER do not receive a swap from , please let me know. Postage has been slow for me, even within the USA. Please allow at least one week for anything to arrive within the USA and 2-4 weeks for outside the US.

I mark things sent the day they go out but I often drop them in a post box and if it is late they may not move until the next day.

PRIVATE SWAP FRIENDLY: If you are a newbie needing some ratings under your belt, someone like me looking to boost a damaged rating, or someone who likes one on one swaps, PM ME! You can see the kinds of crafts I normally make and the things I am into below!

Unfortunately due to high international postage I am currently only doing Postcards or Flatmail swaps outside of the USA.

I Pledge to Rate

I PLEDGE TO RATE! If I do not rate for a swap, please let me know. I try to rate same day I receive a swap.

About my 1's and 3's: They are all from the end of 2011. Please read my comments on the ratings with updates on my efforts to contact my swap partners.

I went through some personal life issues in late 2011, my depression got the best of me and I was really not functioning. I stopped doing crafts and art very abruptly. I have a better handle on things now and am carefully managing any swaps that I join or host to make sure that every partner gets the attention they deserve. If you feel the need to discuss my ratings further, please PM me in a respectful manner and I would be happy to discuss it further.

My 3's: All but one are late sends from 2011. Two of them were previously 1's but I was allowed to make them up in Feb/March of 2016.

I had one disappointed partner from 2011. I have offered to make the swap up to them upon my return in January of 2016. Should they return to swap-bot I will gladly offer to remake the swap but they have been absent since 12/13/15.

My 1's: Both are from late 2011. Both users are no longer active on swap-bot. If they ever return, I will gladly make these swaps up to them.

I have made mistakes in the past but since my return in January 2016 I have been very dedicated in making sure not to disappoint any of my partners.

If you check my recent ratings I have already completed and been rated '5' for 87 separate swaps (as of 10/22/16) most of them are type 2/3 swaps and several of them having more then one partner. Many of my new swap partners have also left me hearts. I hope that shows that I am putting extra love and attention into all of the swaps that I do.

I keep/ a log of every swap to make sure that I send on time, send appropriately, and rate my partner when I receive my swap. If it is a 'senders choice' I often have the swap completed before the deadline. If you are considering banning me from a swap, I may already have completed it and can provide photos if that is the case.

I know how important trust is to this community. I made mistakes and I hope you can see how committed I am to making amends.

I am on the look out for swaps that I feel like I can angel (feel free to ask) and plan to put together some RAK's whenever I can. I am not saying this to show off/brag, I am saying this because I really am sorry for what I have done and want to show this community that I have learned from my mistakes.

A little about me!

I am 29 years old from Baltimore, Md. I have lived here my entire life and am not sure if I can call another area home! I work as an operator at an answering service. I have been here for over two years. I have worked in customer service since I was 16.

I have been with the love of my life Lucy for 10 years. I hope for us to be married one day and have some furry ( and scaly and feathery) children.

We work together to run a small art business called Blue Wolf Studios (see my Etsy link). She is an illustrator and caricature artist, I made handmade jewelry and accessories.

In our spare time we are both Girl Scout leaders to 4th-5th graders. I am currently in my 25th year as a scout, it has been a part of my life almost as long as I can remember.


I LOVE posting to Instagram, I try to post whatever I am working on (warning, spoilers).

Since I was a child I have had a passion for reading all sorts of books but my favorites are fantasy, sci-fi, dystopian, and YA.

Shortly after I gained a love of writing, mostly fantasy, sci-fi, horror (geared towards teen or older) but I do sometimes write for older children (9-12), and poetry. I am currently working on a personal story and a fantasy novel geared at older children/young teens.

I love crafting of all kind. I am always looking to try new things, swap-bot has gotten me to try MANY new things. I am not a 'master' of any craft but I am able to do a lot of different things proficiently. I have not been able to crochet/knit as I am yarn craft impaired. ;-) I come from a family of craft hoarders so I have a little bit of a lot of different things in my house.

I love camping. I usually go with scouts, but if I had the money I would be camping every other weekend. Maybe I need a better job so I can just live in the woods or near the mountains.


I also love watching movies (Netflix and hulu FTW! My other interests include playing games of all kinds. I love board games (my favorite is Life) tabletop games (waiting for my next pathfinder game to start, and video games(I am bad at them but I love them).

I am a pretty laid back person but I can get really excited and talk, a lot, especially if it is something I am really passionate about.

I collect Ball Jointed Dolls and miniatures to go with them. I currently have 12 dolls in total made of resin and 3d printed plastic. My smallest is about 1-1 1/2 inches and my largest is about 18". I have minatures in 1/12, 1/6, and 1/4.

My other collections include frogs( I collect almost anything but I am out of room for stuffed frogs), tiny bottles (the tinier the better, filled and decorate or not), inchies, ATC's, and books. My new current obsession is flip-books.

Dragon Marshmallow

I always want to believe the best in people. I am a fan of second chances and would rather feel disappointed then not allow someone a chance. I have wonderful family and friends who support me through all my rough times and they believe in me even when I make mistakes and do not believe in myself.

FEEL FREE TO WRITE ME BACK Unless you specifically say you want to be pen-pals or it is part of the swap, I will probably not right back because I don't want to bug you. But I am more then happy to have regular pen pals outside of swaps.

8/16/16 It with an heavy heart I update my profile with this. My beloved cat Doodles who had been with me since birth in 2009 vanished back in March. I have not been able to bring myself to change that on my profile until now. I have loved and lost many cats but not knowing where my sweet baby went has been killing me. Anyone who reads this and has pets, give them a little extra love from me.

Moon Cat

Saving this link for later http://oi67.tinypic.com/2wrokci.jpg

Favorite Music

  • Evanescence
  • Within Temptation
  • Apocalyptica
  • Epica
  • Pink
  • Skillet
  • Imagine Dragons
  • Three Days Grace
  • Linkin Park
  • Sirenia
  • Nightwish
  • Daughtry
  • Eminem
  • Firefight
  • Lacuna Coil
  • Fall Out Boy
  • Imagine Dragons
  • Linkin Park

There are so many more but I am terrible with names!

Anime Guitar Sparkle

Favorite Books

  • The Giver
  • The HP Series
  • The Hunger Game Series
  • Divergent Trilogy
  • A Wrinkle in Time

These are just a few! I could never name all the books I have read and love, these are just ones that come to mind

And Because I am a big kid (and my mom collects children's books)

  • Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs
  • Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, no good, very bad day
  • Chadwick the crab
  • The Bernstein Bears
  • Matilda
  • Mrs. Piggle Wiggle

Favorite Authors

  • Tamora Pierce
  • Cassandra Clare
  • R.A. Salvadore

And so many, many more

I am a big fan of Fantasy and SciFi. I shamelessly enjoy YA books that are not focused solely on romance and I love dystopia fics.

Book Sprites

Favorite Television

  • Agents of Sheild
  • Doctor Who
  • One Piece
  • Shadow Hunters
  • Game of Thrones
  • Nailed it
  • Stranger Things!

I don't get to watch live TV very often. I watch a lot of Hulu and some Netflix for the most part. I am only actually caught up on two of these ^^

One Piece

Favorite Movies

  • Harry Potter
  • Anything Muppets
  • Marvel Avengers (Series)
  • The Hunger Games
  • Divergent
  • The DaVinci Code
  • Pan's Labyrinth

Hunger Games Pan's Labryrinth Harry Potter

Favorite Crafts

  • Resin Jewelry/Accessories
  • Tiny Paintings
  • Inchies
  • Cross Stitching
  • ATC's
  • Flip-books
  • Miniatures

I make a lot of resin jewelry and accessories or all sorts. I adore doing tiny paintings and inchies. Basically anything small is in!

I occasionally cross stitch and do pocket letters, flip books, or other paper crafts.

I LOVE trying new crafts. So far I have tried ATC's, inchies, making envelopes, weaving, and flip-books because of swap bot.

I have never been successful and crochet or knitting.

Harry Potter

A to Z of things I Enjoy!

~Holiday Items/Cards** I prefer non religious cards/items. Winter/snow/nature cards are my favorite.

This is just a list of random things that I can think of that I enjoy. :)

Bold items are super favorites.

  • A: Animals, Anime, ATCs (pre-cut ATC backs or papers are always appreciated), Art, Agents of Shield, Avengers, Address Labels
  • B: Bats, Blue, BJD's/Ball Jointed Dolls, Books, Baking, Blank Notecards, Blank Swap Cards, board games, Bioshock, Bath Bombs
  • C: Camping, Cats, Colored Pens, Cooking, Card Games, Craft Supplies, Clay, candles, coffee, crystals
  • D: DIY, Dragons, Doctor Who, Divergent, D&D, Deco Tape, Dragon Age, Dice
  • E: Edibles
  • F: Foxes, Frogs, Fantasy, Folklore, Fairytales, Fandoms, Firefly, Flip-books, Flamingos, Fall, Fairy Tail
  • G: Games, Green, Gray, Glitter, Gardening, Game of Thrones, Girl Scouts
  • H: Halloween, Hunger Games, Harry Potter, HTTYD, Hell Girl
  • I: Inchies, International anything, interesting stories/goodies
  • J: Jewelry making supplies, Jellyfish
  • K: Kites, Kawaii Stationary, Kermit, Kitsunes
  • L: Lotion, lakes
  • M: Mythology, Miniatures, Making Art, Muppets, Marvel, Music, Mail, Mushrooms, molds (silicone)
  • N: Nice People
  • O: Octopodes, One Piece, ocean
  • P: Photography, Pie Irons, Pride (Demi/Ace), Polymer Clay, planner stickers, pennies (smashed/smushed/pressed), Pathfinder, Princess Jellyfish, Petshop of Horrors, Pathfinder
  • Q:
  • R: Reptiles, RPG's, Resin, Roronoa Zoro
  • S: Silver, Stickers, Sci-Fi, Snacks, Science, Surprises, Sentimental Circus (Kawaii), Stamps (New/Unused Only), Stamps (for using with ink), Sugar Scrubs (I can make my own but sometimes it is nice to pamper yourself), Sadness (from Inside Out)
  • T:Travel, Tabletop RPG's, Tiny Bottles, Trafalgar Law, Tea (I prefer fruit flavors or anything unique to where you live but any tea is fine)
  • U:
  • V: Video Games
  • W: Weird/Haunted/Abandoned Places, Writing, Washi Tape
  • X:
  • Y: YA Literature
  • Z: Zero Drama!

Special Wishes! These are things in particular that I really want right now. Some might be weird or hard to find.

  • Anything related to Stranger Things!
  • Anything related to BJD's including a BJD pen-pal or BJD RP pen-pal.
  • Inchies! I cannot seem to find very many inchie swaps.
  • Anything related to fall/Halloween
  • Anything sentimental Circus (except plushies)
  • Tiny crystals
  • Anything Miniatures

No thank you's...

I am generally not very picky when it comes to swaps as long as there was effort put into it. There are a few things I will ask you not to send. Many of my 'no thank and am trying to keep them under control.

If a swap is senders choice and you send me something on this list I would NEVER down rate for that

  • Cinnamon Scents (Migraines)
  • Walnuts (Migraines)
  • Flashing/blinking Anything (Migraines)
  • Anything with a cigarette odor (migraines)
  • Wax melts (don't use)
  • Anything for kids/babies unless it is for Girl Scouts
  • Anything for pets unless it is a cat
  • Plushies unless they are SMALL (under 3"/10cm
  • Shower gel (I have dry skin so I am using specific kinds of body wash to help with that)


I wanted to do a shout out to some of the awesome people here on swap bot. There are a lot of amazing swappers and great coordinators, but these are people that have done something extra special!

  • @Keebzler helps run the Making it right group which has been so supportive and helpful.
  • @PurpleButterfly helps Run the 3's and 1's group which is not only super friendly and supportive, but it is my most active group.
  • @PurpleKionna helps Run the 3's and 1's group which is not only super friendly and supportive, but it is my most active group.
  • @Debmitch Helps to run the 'Making it Right' and the '3's and 1's' group. She is very friendly and supportive. She also holds fun forum games.
  • @DeadlyHausfrau for reaching out to me and saying some kind and supportive after reading my profile.
  • @kiddomerriweather Angeled the 'I collect' Tag for me and sent a lovely surprise!
  • @Artsynerdgirl For being very kind and supportive of my efforts to make amends on swap-bot.

Autumn Witch

and Flakes...

Unfortunately in my time returning to Swap-Bot there have been some people who have unfortunately produced a disappointing side to the swapping experience. Everyone was contacted prior to giving poor ratings and listing here on my profile. None of these have been angeled unless noted.


  • Sorting Hat @salex They have not been on since 9/27/11. Apparently they have returned with 2 other profiles in 2012 and 2014 but could not bother to make up the 11 1's the collected.
  • Tiny Halloween Swap @leilapop I messaged them on 10/14/2011. They have not been on since 11/2/2011. They never responded or sent/resent.
  • Inchies Red Theme @rubysparkls Was due 2/8/16. They told me they were sending late due to a death in the family but they never did.
  • Swap Card Swap #8 @stitchyfingers Due 2/19/16. Did not respond to any of my messages.
  • Ratings Booster #16 @SparklingSkies Marked as sent, never received. They never responded to my messages saying that it was not received.
  • Swap Card Swap #9 @Sweettea Nothing arrived, I gave them a chance to resend. Was promised a resend between May 9-13th, 2016. Nothing was ever received the second time.
  • June Birthday Card and Package @Littleheartsx3 flaked on @theaterfan23 (I was the host). They have not been on since May 10th. Send date was May 17th. Did not respond to PM's or emails. Angeled by @angeliclizard
  • Shadowhunters ATC Swap @SlytherinSavior I never received anything. I was told they were resending on 5/2/16 and again on 5/27/16. I never received anything.
  • Anamalia #2-B AND Anamalia #3 - C @susand622 Unfortunately this user was my partner for BOTH of these swaps. The first swap was marked sent on 5/16/16 and the 2nd swap was due 5/27/16 and is still marked unsent as of 6/18/16.
  • 3's and 1's: Mail Flip-Book Swap!~ @Moonbrat Messaged me on 5/31/16 saying they needed to mail a day late and would send it out the next day. Messaged me again 6/7/16 and said they had not sent it out due to a family emergency and would send it out ASAP. They were last online 6/15/16. As of 6/21/16 the swap is unsent, I have not received anything or any further communication.
  • Doctor Who ATC
    @LilithFaye 8/18/16 I received a message saying that had forgotten to send the ATC on time and would drop it off that day. 9/15/16 I messaged them to say I never received the ATC. 10/09/16 They have not been on since 8/27/16 and the message is still unread.



MAGALA rated for M & A Private Swap #2: Dollar Shop on Dec 1, 2016
Comment: I wish I could give u 10 hearts ...... I love my goodie package you sent me. First of all the christmas pen you sent me that is from one of my favorite Christmas shows. Also, that zebra kitty pad was to die for.........loved it loved it loved it. The stickers are great love there vibrant colors. The gel pens are excellent for crafting ............soooo many goodies. Was so excited I had to open it now.............and will still place under my tree. Perfect Good box, and My Ultimate favorite was the hand drawn pic of my GIRLS!!!!! THANK YOU ................ SOOOO....... Much again!!!! Happy Swapping and hope to swap with you again! HAPPY HOLIDAYS to you and your loved one, and fur babies also.
Response: I am so glad you liked it, Happy Holidays to you too!
clothandpaperstudio rated for Miniature Marvels! on Nov 21, 2016
Comment: Sorry for the delay. I just found your email in my spam folder. :) Cute pins!
Comment: Hey Valerie! Thanks for sharing your pics! I already can't wait for next Halloween! So sorry for the very late rating! Happy swapping! :)
MAGALA rated for M & A Private Swap #1: ATC on Nov 18, 2016
Comment: Loved the ATC card the shiny background is my favorite (looks great with the leaves). I am so excited and looking forward to receiving my 2nd package with the drawing. Tell her I said xtra THANK U!!!!!
ElizabethObviously rated for EO and AL on Nov 14, 2016
Comment: Thank you so much for everything. I had fun making these labels for you! Hope you like them!
Response: You're welcome!
deblew rated for Framed atc swap on Nov 13, 2016
Comment: Thanks for the cool ATC! Love the double frame and the view out the window. Thanks also for the extra goodies!
Response: I'm so glad that you like it!
EllenWilGraagPost rated for Anamalia ATC #16 on Nov 12, 2016
Comment: Thanks for the cute pangolin, Valerie! They look a bit like a huge pine cone ;-) <3 - Ellen
Response: Yes! Cute little pine cones!
carolaila rated for Anamalia # 13 "M" on Nov 11, 2016
Comment: Thank you very much for my manta ray :D
Response: I am so glad you like it, I am glad it made it to you safely!
JessiesRocks rated for Senders choice ATC for Oct on Nov 9, 2016
Comment: love the car!
Response: Thank you! It was my first trunk r treat so I hope to do more next year!
Comment: Received your 3rd send! Thanks for sharing. I love your table with all the little knick knacks. Your gf's car looks very festive! Hope you had a Happy Halloween!
Response: So glad it finally made it through! Thank you! I had a great Halloween!
Comment: The car looks awesome!
Response: Thank you!
Comment: Lots of photos! ^_^
Response: I am super enthusiastic about Halloween what can I say.
Comment: I like how you decorated your car. Thanks for re-sending!
Response: Thank you!
Comment: Thanks for sharing!
Response: You're welcome!
Comment: Thanks for sharing
Response: You're welcome!
lukeyduke rated for The Dark Side ATC Swap on Oct 29, 2016
Comment: Thank you so much for the great card!
Response: Thank you! :)
SamiE rated for ATC - Free Themed #172 (USA) on Oct 29, 2016
Comment: Thanks for the really sweet ATC.
Response: Thank you! :)

Rating Overview

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4.9363 170 28 30
Completed Fives Threes Ones
182 245 4 2
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billowing on Mar 29, 2017:

Thank you for the birthday card you sent my Mom and Son a few months ago! <3 <3 <3 You really sent them a surprise and they loved it :)

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Krochet4Life on Jan 8, 2017:

Hope this brings a smile!!! Have a great day ♥

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Krochet4Life on Dec 25, 2016:

Much love ♥♥♥


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