Swap-bot Time: July 18, 2019 5:09 pm


Date Joined: May 30, 2010
Last Online: July 18, 2019

Country: United States
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Hello -

I look forward to swapping with you.

I enjoy making people happy, so do let me know (before rating down) if for any reason my swap content did not meet your expectations or the instructions and especially if you do not receive a swap. My rating is very important to me and I want to make it right.

I have been a widow for 4 years. I miss him more every day. But, God has provided. I'm also a Mother (1 married daughter), Grandmother to three grown girls and Great-grandmother to a 3 year old girl. My daughter and husband live in Florida and the grown girls are in three different states: AZ, AL and FL. They all like sunshine. I like Oregon rain. Lived here all my life except for a few years in the San Francisco Bay area. Couldn't wait to return to Oregon. I'd prefer the Oregon coast, actually, but I'd miss all my friends here.

I am Christian and trust in God for the salvation he provides through his son, Jesus.

I have one cat, Tinkerbell. She will be 15 this spring. She is my loving companion. I am retired and enjoy tag sales, thrift stores and flea markets. I love crafting with paper and all kinds of mixed media.

Themes I enjoy

Cute birds, chickens, owls, cats, vintage toys & images, and Victorian steampunk (no skulls or goth please). I also like whimsey and playful (not Disney, but more vintage looking like 40s & 50s book pages) and vintage postcards and greeting cards

I collect postcards. My very favorites are animals and especially birds holding umbrellas.

I also collect vintage ephemera: Victorian Trading Cards, Vintage greeting cards, Single Swap Playing Cards (especially cats, owls, and unusual jokers) Postage Stamps. All of my collections include used and unused. I love them all!

Wish List

I'm a child at heart and enjoy fun, playful themes. I also enjoy vintage era graphics (40s - 50s).

Think of Handmade, vintage, part packages, gently used from your stash first. Other people's trash is my treasure LOL.

I tend to prefer muted colors over primary colors. I like yellow and lime green for all seasons. I also like "unexpected" color combinations. I can use:

  • Handmade paper or paper you alter w/swirls, splatters, Gelli plate prints, stamped on and textured papers (all sizes) I love paper!
  • Hand stamped images (black or brown on white or cream color) and images that blend on unusual papers
  • Cats, chickens & roosters are favs
  • Christian themed stickers with scripture.
  • Pictures of you and your family to add to my Swap-bot scrapbook
  • Pretty stickers. I prefer just flat ones, not 3D
  • Old, interesting black/white photos/cabinet photos. You know; the instant relative types : )
  • Retro and Victorian pictures or phrases cut from books, magazines.
  • Anything handmade by you.
  • Vintage single playing cards (collect jokers and interesting pictures)
  • Fun, bright printed socks (Size 9-11)
  • Vintage lace, ribbon and crinkled seam binding


I try to be thankful for any gift received, but some things just don't work for me due to my allergies: perfumes, soaps, lotions, candles, and some foods.

Tea and coffee samples are fine.

Although I'm a Christian I don't care for crosses, pictures of Christ, or most Christian imagery. I prefer items with scripture and a flower or other non-religious pictures.

Please do not send skulls, goth, fairies, nudes, and such. I don't celebrate Halloween and also don't care much for elves, Santas, fantasy, surreal or cutesy, but will re-gift to someone who has these listed as favorites.

Reminders for me . . .

My Games, Tags, Trains, RAKs & Wishes:


Comment: Joan, thanks for all the strawberry goodies! That card set is phenomenal. Even your envelope was full of surprises. Fun swap! 🍓🍓🍓
Response: I'm happy you enjoyed what I sent. This was a fun swap! Thank you for hosting it and for the nice rating with a heart.
LadyJo rated for CF - Put a Butterfly on it on Jul 9, 2019
Comment: What a beautiful envie of Butterflies! I love the postcard! It is so pretty with how it was made! Thank you very much! I look forward to these type of swaps you hosted lately!
LadyJo rated for CF: Weekend Highlights #2 on Jul 9, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the neat notecard, extras, and loved hearing all about your weekend! It will be exciting to host things! I love being all organized but it takes work to stay that way with a family!
Sunflower107 rated for CF: Encouragement PC on Jul 8, 2019
Comment: Love the verse and the pc. Thank you
AliCrafter rated for CMF: Super Easy Polka-Dots Cards on Jul 5, 2019
Comment: I loved you for including the great letter. If you don't mind, I'll be writing you back. I think we have a few things to talk about! Your card is so cute,--can't go wrong with polkadots!
Response: Thank you for the nice rating. I look forward to hearing from you.
24Donna rated for CMF: Super Easy Polka-Dots Cards on Jul 5, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the card! Definitely a fun swap! How did your 4th of July party go? I also have a large room but it’s all crafting and I’m always trying to make it more manageable! Lol have a blessed week!
Response: Thank you for the top rating! The party was wonderful. I'm ready for another. Happy summer!
dchance rated for RSC - Sender's Choice on Jul 1, 2019
Comment: what a cute card and you even stamped it for me! It's going out today to my best friend! Thank you!
Response: I am so happy you liked the card. And, great you are sending it to your best friend. Perfect. Thank you for the nice rating with a heart.
Sagebrushs rated for Postcard Seek & Find #7 - US Only on Jun 28, 2019
Comment: Nice cards, thank you.
Response: I'm glad you liked them. Thank you for the nice rating.
BeckyG56 rated for CF: Show Off Your Washi Tape on Jun 27, 2019
Comment: Thanks for the washi filled envelope! I'm happy to hear you are making new July 4th memories!
tampagirl rated for CF: Handmade Envelopes on Jun 24, 2019
Comment: Beautiful!! Thank you so much. Fun paper choices too. You included stamps!! Wow!! Thanks again.
Response: Those arrived fast. I'm so glad you liked them. Thank you for the nice rating and heart.
glennasgarden rated for CF: Washi 5x7 (Roughly) on Jun 24, 2019
Comment: Thanks so much Joan for the beautiful washi tapes! All new to me! I will have fun using them~
Response: I'm glad they are new to you. Enjoy! Thank you for the top rating, with a heart.
ArtyBeth3 rated for CF: Washi 5x7 (Roughly) on Jun 22, 2019
Comment: Thanks for the great washi tapes you chose for me. This size is great to have for quick decor on envies and such. Plus, they'd be great to travel with to decorate postcards, perhaps. :). I'm glad you have friends helping you keep on track with your big organization project!
Response: I'm glad you like the tapes. I can picture you on the MAX peeling them off. : ) Thank you for the nice rating and heart.
Comment: Thank you for the great swap! I love all the stamps, you were so generous!!
Comment: Great patriotic envelope.Thank you for the sticker, and stamps.
AnitaHames rated for UHM: Predonimantly [Insert Color] on Jun 18, 2019
Comment: Thanks for the pretty red card. I'll make good use of all the goodies you sent. That's a good idea to wrap the ribbon around a sheet of stickers!
Response: I'm glad you enjoyed the swap. Thank you for the top rating with heart.
LadyJo rated for CF: National Flip Flop Day on Jun 18, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the cute envie and all the wonderful items enclosed! All things I can use! More swaps coming soon!
Response: I flip over your mail art swaps! Such fun themes. Thank you for the top rating and heart.
LindaW rated for CMF: Friendship Card on Jun 18, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the nice card and tucked in gifts. I enjoyed reading about your volunteering. You’re now an officer. Hope you create some fun swaps.
Response: Thank you making me an officer in this fun group and for the nice rating and heart. I'll post a swap soon.
LadyJo rated for CF: Area Postcard on Jun 13, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the postcard you sent! No fisherman here! Sounds pretty!
Response: hmm . . . fishing doesn't temp you for a visit; maybe a picture of my craft room would do it??? Thank you for the rating and heart.
GrannysNamesake rated for CF: National Upsy Daisy Day on Jun 13, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the pretty card and matching envelope, I can tell you had fun making it. The seeds are great especially your Marigold seeds. The ones I planted in early spring, never came up. The red, white and blue stamps will come in handy soon. The sweet surprises were so creatively presented and I really appreciate the smile they gave. Thank you for the encouragement and joy.
Response: I hope the marigold seeds produce for you. Mine are not coming up. I don't know if I'm watering too much or to little. I did enjoy making this swap for you. Thank you for the nice rating and heart.
TamiHope rated for RSC - Happy Birthday on Jun 13, 2019
Comment: Joan, what an adorable card!! And just in time for Charlotte's birthday~ :-) I love the lay out and the papers you used are so "me". Thanks for the extra kitty cats!
Response: I'm glad you liked how I used the fun stamp you sent to me. Happy Birthday Charlotte! Thank you for the nice rating and heart.

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Fritosmom on Jul 15, 2019:

Thank you for the lovely Welcome card and goodies are always appreciated. I had a Siamese Cat named Pudge for 10 years plus. He preferred outside to inside but would come in to eat. One day he just didn't come home. I believe he is running free and exploring the world.

marinda on Jul 5, 2019:

Thank you so much for the great postcards! That was so wonderful of you to look at my profile. The postcards are awesome. Thank you!

Ukucaitie on Jul 1, 2019:

Hello Joan!!

I just got the envelope from RAK postcards uhm.filled with postcard goodness! Thank you so much! You picked put the perfect cards for us! These will be perfect to share too! I want to keep all of them thank you!!!!!!!

pinklilly on Jun 30, 2019:

Joan, thank you so much for all the beautiful postcards!!!! I received them yesterday from the UHM Postcard RAK!!! You are so awesome!!!!!! I love them all!!!!

Poohtat on Jun 30, 2019:

UHM Postcard RAK- Thank you very much for the great selection of postcards you sent to me. I love them all!

LadyJo on Jun 10, 2019:

Thank you so very very much for the nice books you sent my way! I also like the extra Mail Art ones too! I will be using them! Thank you for the RAK offer!

susieq40 on May 25, 2019:

Sent you a pm about a swap on CF, sorry Charlie..please read and respond.

LindaW on Mar 28, 2019:

Hope you’re having a great week!🌼😄

Heirloom on Mar 20, 2019:

ReadMoreBooks33 on Mar 7, 2019:

Thank you for the awesome Garfield birthday card and forever stamps! <3

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