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Date Joined: May 30, 2010
Last Online: December 6, 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 5 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 5 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 16 this spring (2020) 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 and I like yellow and lime green for all seasons. I also like "unexpected" color combinations.

For flat surprises, I can use:

  • Textured papers, 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, owls
  • Christian themed stickers with scripture.
  • Flat stickers, rather than 3D types
  • Die cuts
  • 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)
  • Vintage lace, ribbon and crinkled seam binding

CANNOT USE

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:

Ratings

J198928 rated for Christmas Card Day on Dec 6, 2019
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Comment: Thank you love the dog Christmas card and the extra goodies. Merry Christmas
Response: You are very welcome. Thank you for the rating with heart. Enjoy the season.
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Comment: Your cards are always stunning, but I think this is my favorite so far. My brother in law was a postmaster until retirement last year, I know he will love getting this in the mail. Thank you for a fabulous swap!
Response: I'm so glad you liked the card. This was a fun swap. How fun to send it to a retired postmaster! Thank you for the nice rating with heart. It might be fun to do another theme? Valentine/love or ???
marclively rated for CPG Ugly/Freebie PC - US Only on Nov 30, 2019
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Comment: thanks! ML
Response: Thank you for rating and the heart. Happy PC collecting!
Swan rated for CF - Favorite Psalm on Postcard #1 on Nov 30, 2019
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Comment: Great to be reminded of the Monterey Bay Aquarium and the jellyfish! It’s also great how this swap brought me back to the psalms!
Response: Thank you for joining the swap. I'm glad you enjoyed the postcard. May God bless you as you read. Thank you for the heart rating.
BlueberryLady rated for CF - Scavenger Hunt ~ DEC on Nov 29, 2019
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Comment: Thank you, you always find such neat things to put in the Scavenger Hunt Envie.. and those Elvis Stamps-!!! Love the Post Cards and the Christmas recipe cards and all those Deer and dogs..
Response: I'm so happy you liked what I sent. Thank you for the heart rating! Have a nice weekend.
TamiHope rated for RSC - Christmas Card on Nov 24, 2019
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Comment: Joan - what a beautiful card you made!! I especially love the ribbon and that stamp. And the dry embossing is very festive, too. Thanks for a fun swap! Emma and Charlotte will thank you, too, when I make them cards with the HM stampings. :-) Love the reindeer die cuts, too. Soooo pretty!
Response: I'm so glad you liked the card. The wide ribbon really dresses it up. Thank you for the nice rating and heart. Hugs!
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Comment: OH what a lovely envie! Such fun happy mail! Everything in here is something I would have picked for myself! Thank you so much for such a great swap!
Response: You made my day! I'm happy you enjoyed the swap. Thank you for the nice comments, rating and heart. Have a good weekend!
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Comment: I LOVE your "music sheet" embossing folder Joan! I agree, the card is too pretty to be a one of a kind! Thank you for extra embossed sheets! Thank you too for your kind words of cheer!
Response: I'm happy you like the card. More are in the making already. So, your encouragement is appreciated. Thank you for the nice comments and rating.
LadyJo rated for CF: Show off your stickers on Nov 14, 2019
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Comment: Oh how fun to look at all the fun looking, too reading stickers, to a lively envie! Thank you also for the nice notecards!
Response: I'm happy you liked it. This was a fun swap. Thank you for the nice rating and heart.
ginny19590 rated for CF - Scavenger Hunt ~ NOV on Nov 13, 2019
5
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Comment: Thank you for everything.......=)
Response: You are very welcome thank you for rating me and the heart too!
susieq40 rated for CF - Put an UMBRELLA on it. on Oct 29, 2019
5
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Comment: Thank you for the cute little hedgehog card, and thank you so much for the extras..I have always wanted that guy.....❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️
Response: I'm so glad you enjoyed my cute little hedgehog. Thank you for the nice rating and hearts!
ChelleHames rated for RSC - Christmas Card #3 SNOW on Oct 29, 2019
5
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Comment: I love your super cute snowman card! Snowmen are my favorite! I love the snow fall embossing too. I have a snowfall embossing folder but forget to use it! Thanks for New Year sticker and the Snowman comic too!
Response: I'm happy you enjoyed the swap. I love using that snow fall embossing folder. It looks very pretty on med to dark blue with a little sanding, too. Thank you for the nice rating and heart.
DixieDiane rated for CF - OWL ATC - Not Halloween on Oct 29, 2019
5
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Comment: Thank you joan
LindaW rated for CF: National Cat Day Swap on Oct 26, 2019
5
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Comment: Thank you for the card with the cats and the cat tuck in items. I enjoyed hearing about your cat. There’s a pumpkin patch close to me. They hold a Harvest Festival on weekends for families. Churches have Halloween Alternative Festivals.
Response: I'm glad you liked the swap. Thank you for the top rating with heart.
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Comment: I loved the postcard you sent about the cranberries blog. We saw them last month in Mass. Thank you for sharing your blessing. Sounds like an enjoyable time.
Response: Thank you for the nice rating and heart. God bless.
ginny19590 rated for CF - OWL ATC - Not Halloween on Oct 22, 2019
5
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Comment: I loved the ATC and extras. Thank you so much!!!
Response: I'm happy you liked your owl. Thank you for joining in and the heart.
24Donna rated for CMF: Give Thanks Card on Oct 22, 2019
5
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Comment: Thank you for the beautiful card and ribbon! Your note was lovely thank you! At the end you said “tell him every day you appreciate him”. I like that and it’s something we both say to one another! It’s always nice to know you’re appreciated! I appreciate your kind words also! God bless you
Response: I'm so glad you enjoyed the swap. Thank you for the top rating and heart. God bless!
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Comment: Your envelopes are super cute!! And those patterned papers you included I LOVE!! I love that you included a wee bit of writing from your note!! Yes, do try the rubbings, especially on the grave markers that are harder to read, I find some really old ones this way! Have an amazing day!
Response: I'm happy you enjoyed the swap. Thank you for the nice rating and heart. Hope to swap again soon!
TamiHope rated for CF: Autumn Paper Quilt Card on Oct 19, 2019
5
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Comment: Joan - this is the most beautiful card! The colors are so pretty together and I love that there is a little sparkle. So nicely done. Thank you very much!!
Response: I'm so glad you like the card. I too enjoy the colors and a bit of sparkle. Thank you for the nice rating with a heart. Happy crafting this weekend.
rarjones rated for RSC - Christmas #2 - TREE on Oct 10, 2019
5
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Comment: Great idea for a tree:) Love the little note cards too. Thanks for swapping with me:)
Response: I'm happy you liked the tree image. It is one of my favorite stamps. Thank you for the nice rating and heart and thank you for joining in.

Rating Overview

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Comments

orneryswife on Dec 4, 2019:

Thank you for the lovely Christmas card!

kittyhahahotbot on Nov 25, 2019:

Hay, hay, hay, got your coolio postcard! Its so pretty with precision stitches. lol Unlike mine. LOL. Seriously, looks like something you'd buy in a store! Yes, Im hooked too! Thank you! I have not idea what this gif is suppose to be. lol

Mimi7 on Nov 23, 2019:

Thank you for the wonderful birthday card, lovely kitty extras and the Christmas postage stamps. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!!

BlueberryLady on Nov 22, 2019:

Thank you for the Thanksgiving Blessing Card !! Very Nice!! We are having our Thanksgiving this coming Sunday at the farm in the Shop ( heated Floors).

LadyJo on Nov 14, 2019:

Thank you for the beautiful birthday card, postage stamps, and postcards. I will enjoy using them an added to my personal collection.

Fritosmom on Oct 5, 2019:

I received your CF-Challenge Game PC of Portland, OR. Thank you I doubt if I will get to Portland-(I don't travel far from home anymore)

grammypammy on Sep 22, 2019:

Thank you for the pretty birthday card and those extra goodies! I appreciate you thinking of me!

BlueberryLady on Sep 16, 2019:

Thank you for the Beautiful Birthday Card and Verse.. Hugs...

glennasgarden on Aug 14, 2019:

Thanks for posting the kitty on my profile Joan! Have a wonderful day my friend!

Mimi7 on Aug 14, 2019:

Hi Joan Have a great day :) Thanks for posting the kitty on my page, love it :)

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