Swap-bot Time: January 18, 2018 7:59 pm


Date Joined: February 1, 2017
Last Online: January 18, 2018
Birthday: April 5, 1955
Country: United States

About Me

12/15/2017: I have been in a whirlwind (like most of you) with the season - getting ready, buying gifts, planning get togethers -- and I have been behind by 1-2 days in getting my swaps out. Thank you to all of you who have graciously accepted their tardiness. I am back on track as of today and plan to keep up-to-date. I was in panic mode when I realized how many were due at the same time.

As we wind down this year, and start a new year, may your days be blessed with lots of art! and love! and kindness.

Best wishes this season, Annielou

12/1/2017: today is my 10-month Swap-Bot anniversary. Probably not a big deal to anyone else, but through my angel of a friend, Georgiafae, I have been enveloped in the SB world and it has brought me more happiness than I thought possible. I am making changes to my craft corner (we live in a very small house, but I WILL have my corner) this weekend and while I still do scrapbooking--swapping with all of you is my passion. The art you have shared with me are keepsakes. I can't join any swap unwanted ATC swaps, because I want to keep everything I have received (and part of the reason I need my corner-to store these pieces of art!) Please accept my thanks. You have earned my respect. you are artists, one and all.

I think I am a pacifist, an idealist (versus realist), peace loving, tree hugging, spiritually grounded middle aged woman.

I am a happy mother of 5 (blended family) with 9 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild. Crazy! I'm 61 years old and I love life. I've been a scrapbooker, a stamper, a knitter and NOW .. a swapper!

My second husband is a retired Methodist pastor. Faith is pretty important to us. organized religion has been hurtful to many people. I prefer a faith that encompasses all walks of life, all faiths, all people. I am criticized for that. but that's my truth.

Favorite Music

Rock & Roll! Actually Im pretty diverse in my music listening but I do not like old fashioned country, nor do I like opera. I don't like rap.

A kid of the 60s and 70s, I like The Eagles, America, Dan Fogelberg, Journey, Styx, Aerosmith, Grand Funk Railroad, YES, Steppenwolf .. to name a few.
Todd Rundgren, Eric Clapton, Bruno Mars, Adele, Amy Winehouse, Maroon 5, seriously into most all types of music. Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, Dan Fogelberg, Foreigner, Journey, Boston, etc.

Favorite Television

This Is Us

Modern Family

Genius on PBS (waiting for the next season)

Call the Midwife

Stranger Things

Handmaid's Tale (currently on Hulu)

guilty pleasure: (all the) Real Housewives

Favorite Crafts

  • Knitting
  • Scrapbooking
  • Rubber stamping
  • Sewing (just starting again..) BUT MOST OF ALL:
    ~*~ Swapping - a whole new world. I love it.


Mary Engelbriet--anything! anything with hearts anything with angels retro stuff stars! peacocks (they are my "token.") 1960s, 1970s, 1980s

I like decorating my desk for the holidays each month. so I like the seasons and the holidays.




favorite flowers & house plant

snapdragons, hollyhocks, lily of the valley, black-eyed susan, clematis, violets, daisies, moss roses, lilacs

Christmas cactus African violets anything that climbs - ivy

favorite foods

Italian, Mexican, Irish pub, Norwegian Christmas meatballs, Qdoba, Chinese

chicken is my absolutely favorite thing to eat.

ADDICTED TO: Chocolate

My husband makes the best spaghetti sauce in the universe.


Party-related political stuff

Death or dying related

I don't like tea.

I don't use coupons.

I prefer to NOT receive photocopies of your previous work.


georgiafae rated for 5/5 ATC January 2018 :) on Jan 18, 2018
Comment: HAPPY MAIL FROM ANNE! Love it-penguin! You're not late-There are another 2 ladies I haven't got one yet for this swap! Looking forward to our crafting time together! Thanks for the little extras you sent along too-you're such a sweetie-Love Ya!
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful atc and cute extras! Happy 2018!
supersquirrel rated for 3 starter sets on Jan 2, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the starter sets! I'll have fun adding to them and passing them along. You spoiled me with the beautiful package of brads too - I love them. Thank you so much!!
Response: Thank you for the rating and the heart!!! It was fun to send you something extra!!!
georgiafae rated for 3 Christmas starter jams on Dec 27, 2017
Comment: Got mail from my fav person today! That is really cute Christmas paper you used! Glad to swap with you dear friend!
Response: Thank you dear dear friend!!! Almost time for another weekend crafting!! ❤️ You!!!
Comment: So cute thank you! 🎄
Response: You’re welcome! Thank you!
Ryleighsmom rated for Blue Christmas PL on Dec 25, 2017
Comment: Fun PL! Thank you so much! Merry Christmas!
Response: Thank you for the rating and the heart!!!
Comment: Beautiful PL well worth the wait.thanks so much.Great addition to my growing collection.
Response: Thank you for the rating and the heart!!!!
ladybugluvsstuff rated for ATC: Christmas Wrap collage on Dec 23, 2017
Comment: pretty, thanks!!!
Response: Thank you for the rating and the heart!!!
naturenerd3 rated for White Christmas PL on Dec 23, 2017
Comment: Thank you so much. It's beautiful. :) I hope you have a very Merry Christmas and looking forward to swapping with you in the New Year.
Response: Thank you for the rating and the heart!! Just getting back in the swing of things!! Hope to swap with you soon!!
katmiller rated for ATC: Daisies on Dec 22, 2017
Comment: Thank you! I loved the ATC :)
Response: Thank you for the rating and the heart!!!
liljennyfoofoo rated for Bird Cage on Dec 20, 2017
Comment: Thank you so much for the lovely ATC! It is just gorgeous! You are very talented, i just love the composition of it! Also thank you for the additional image of the bird cage! Merry Christmas. 🎄
Response: you are so sweet! thank you for the rating and the heart. It was fun to make it for you!
amabear62 rated for ATC: Dragonfly on Dec 19, 2017
Comment: beautiful! thanks!!
Response: Dragonflies are a favorite (if one can have favorite bugs.) I'm glad you liked it. thank you for the rating and the heart!
kaypendragon rated for Hand drawn Holiday Ornament ATC on Dec 19, 2017
Comment: Beautiful! Thank you! And thanks for the extra goodies too!
Response: You are welcome! I hope you have a blessed Christmas. Thank you for the rating and the heart!
Comment: Thank you
Response: You are welcome! Thank you for the rating and the heart!
Conni59 rated for ATC#7: MONTH OF DECEMBER (USA ONLY) on Dec 18, 2017
Comment: Thanks so much for the fabulous December card and extras ❤️ Happy Holidays ❤️
Response: You are so welcome. I hope you have a wonderful Christmas! thank you for the rating and the heart!
Comment: Merry Christmas!
Response: Merry Christmas and thank you for the kind rating and the heart!!!
DCasey rated for Religious Christmas on Dec 16, 2017
Comment: Beautiful!
Response: I'm so glad you liked them. It was fun to make a set. I hope you have a blessed holiday. Thank you for the rating and the heart!
Comment: Thank you for the ATC and extras! 🎄
Response: You are very welcome. Swapbot is just the best. Thank you for the rating and the heart. Happy Holidays!
blueseabliss rated for ATC: Daisies on Dec 14, 2017
Comment: This is beyond precious. I love it so much! I'm putting this one in a frame and setting it on my desk. Thank you!!!!
Response: well you have definitely made my day. I bought the die specifically for this swap and I think I will get a lot of use out of it. We have wild daisies that grow by our backdoor. thank you for the rating and the heart!
blueseabliss rated for ATC: collage with sheet music on Dec 14, 2017
Comment: Super cool! Thanks Anne!
Response: to my favorite hostess! thank you for the kind rating and the heart. I was a little more challenged by this ATC than I was expecting. you're the best! I hope you have a blessed holiday season.

Rating Overview

Overall Hearts Stars Hosted
5.0000 277 15 14
Completed Fives Threes Ones
223 307 0 0
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0 31 192 0
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MsLee on Dec 29, 2017:

Dear friend. I'm glad my card had arrived. I just one to take a moment of your time to wish you a very Prosperous, Happy & Healthy New Year. Thank you so much for your friendship. It means the world to me. 💐 🐱 🎆 💞

craftyone on Sep 9, 2017:

Ooh, the coffee sleeves are totally awesome! You are so thoughtful! Thanks for thinking of me during your coffee time!

Allegrae on Aug 16, 2017:

Received the finished APC starters! Love the finished cards!

makestuff on Jul 8, 2017:

Thank you for the ATC jam and the extras!

MissPaula on Jul 7, 2017:

Thanks for working on my ATC Jams.......

Allegrae on Jun 2, 2017:

Fantastic additions to the lobster ATC jam! It's perfect!

craftyone on May 16, 2017:

Wow, It is something really special when I receive a new coffee sleeve from a new coffee place. My first one from a hospital! It was so thoughtful of you to send it - a very nice thing to do! Look for something in the mail from me.

KeriandtheFlock on May 8, 2017:

The hen and chick arrived today. Thank you! :D

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