Swap-bot Time: May 24, 2018 4:50 am


Date Joined: May 30, 2010
Last Online: May 23, 2018

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 3 years. 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 is a 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

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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, stamped on and textured papers (all sizes) I love paper!
  • Cello sleeves for handmade cards A2 size.
  • Hand stamped images (black or brown on white) and images that blend on unusual papers
  • Shipping tags (all sizes) Plain or grunge fine.
  • 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:


rarjones rated for CF: Butterfly Blessings on May 21, 2018
Comment: Thank you for all the butterflies:) So much in this world can bring us to fret... good to know our God is able we have no need to fear:) Thank you for the encouragement.
rarjones rated for SS: All the little creatures:) on May 21, 2018
Comment: Is that a hedgehog? He is adorable. Thank you:)
Response: Yes. He is from an Etsy shop - Rubberhedgehog. I could not resist an animal with an umbrella. Thank you for the quick rating and heart.
tonat80 rated for Die Cuts Jamboree on May 13, 2018
Comment: I love this swap! The roosters are my favorite! I also love the cat silhouettes and the mushrooms. I love everything really but these I mentioned are at the top! Thank you! I don't own the dies for any of these you sent me so its great.
TamiHope rated for SS - National Postcard Week on May 8, 2018
Comment: Thank you, Joan, for the Oregon postcard. And I loved the story of your childhood on the back. This was a fun swap!
TamiHope rated for CF - National Postcard Week on May 8, 2018
Comment: Charlotte and Emma are going to LOVE this postcard, Joan! Charlotte wears a Mickey Mouse shirt just about every day. :-) I will be seeing them this week-end so will give it to them then. Thank You! And thanks for hosting.
armadillogal rated for SMSUSA: send me a BIRD! on May 7, 2018
Comment: Thanks for the cute bird card and the extras especially Red Eagle! Love the washi tape too...
ChelleHames rated for SS: Green on Green on May 6, 2018
Comment: Your green card is beautiful!!! Green is my oldest sisters favorite color so I'm going to send her next letter in this card! She will love it! The little tags are adorable! Thanks for joining in!
Response: I'm glad you like the card and have a special person to send it to. Thank you for the nice rating and heart.
Fabriqueen rated for SMSUSA: Send Me A.....Cat! on May 4, 2018
Comment: Thank you so much for the darling cat in a sweater! It's so cute! Hugs, Diane
BlueberryLady rated for CF: 2 Corinthians 1: 1-11 on Apr 27, 2018
Comment: Love the Hot Air Balloons on the Post card. Very Nice verse and Prayers for all you have been through.. Glad you find Joy in Helping the others at the Senior Center.
Comment: thanks for the great card and the nice reminder.Love the card.
Response: I'm glad you received the card and like it. Thanks for the nice rating with heart.
isabellasnow rated for SS - Spring Has Sprung! on Apr 19, 2018
Comment: Hi Joan! What a wonderful note and special goodies--chosen just for me! I just love the embossed 'grateful heart' note you sent--really special--and you sent such a lovely assortment of springy things. LOVE the stamped images--especially those sweet little girls under the umbrella--and those diecuts and the amazing little purse notecard. I love it all and thank you so much for everything. I love my kitties, too--both rescues--and would definitely join a kitty swap!
Response: I'm happy you enjoyed the things I sent. Thank you for the nice rating and heart. I'll post a kitty swap soon.
clutterfree rated for CF - Spring Chicken Swap on Apr 16, 2018
Comment: Thanks Joan for our "private" swap...for hosting and for the stuffed decorated mail art envie of so much fun chicken and rooster items..I really like the stamped images on the post-its :) And once again your beautiful postage stamps on the outside came through unmarked...I really hate when they cross off the vintage stamps with a marker! A fun swap to CROW about!! Hugs and happy "spring chicken" to you...Charlene
BeckyG56 rated for CF: Happy Card Pocket on Apr 14, 2018
Comment: Everything I love in a pocket! I love the vintage cards, and the notecard is funny! Thank you for everything! Many hearts!
Mimi7 rated for CF: Isaiah 53 on Apr 8, 2018
Comment: Hi Joan, I love the verses and the wonderful art card!! Thanks so much!!
Response: I'm amazed at how quickly it got there. Thank you for the nice rating and heart. God bless.
clutterfree rated for CF: Mail Art - Flowers on Mar 28, 2018
Comment: Joan...this envelope is beautiful! I too have been enjoying the mail art envie swaps! Yours has such a great variety of flowers and colors along with so much texture...and my heart melted when I saw you worked in a beautiful dragonfly. Great verse on the back too and of course you filled it with awesome tuck-ins!! Thank you for this great swap and may we both take time to enjoy the flowers in life...Happy Easter, Charlene
Response: So glad you liked the swap. I had a hard time giving up that envelope once I completed it LOL - So, your nice comments mean a lot to me. Thank you for the rating and heart. Let's do take time to stop and smell the Roses! Hugs.
Mimi7 rated for Cat Easter card and decorated envy on Mar 27, 2018
Comment: Hi Joan, I love the Easter card and the ATC and the decorated envelope!! I hope you will have a blessed Easter also!! Thanks for everything!!
Comment: Thank you for the darling Kitty Easter card and extra stamps! Happy Easter! Hugs, Diane
Comment: Wow super cute card and thanks for the extras, and the postage stamps are awesome!!! Layla loved the stickers so adorable, I really enjoyed your swap Mister Rogers postage stamps are now available I am waiting for mine to come in the mail. Happy Easter
Response: I'm happy you liked everything. And, thank you for such a nice rating and heart.
Comment: Tks for the nice pc love it
glennasgarden rated for CF: Happy Birthday on Mar 17, 2018
Comment: Joan such a lovely card you made~very creative and pretty! Thanks for 7 years and I pray for many more~Thanks too for the flowers!

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TereDiane1954 on May 14, 2018:

Joan, I love the typewriter and camera cut-outs you sent me! Hm, what shall I do with them . . .? Thank you so much! I'm still thinking about what a wonderful time you and Becky and Beth and I had last week. I treasure my friendship with all of you♥

ReadMoreBooks33 on May 13, 2018:

glennasgarden on May 13, 2018:

Happy Mother's Day Joan!

Swan on Apr 20, 2018:

Thank you so much for the Swan Flyaway book for my birthday!

glennasgarden on Apr 16, 2018:

Thank you so much for the package of "joy" I am having so much fun with it already! :)

Animatarian on Apr 5, 2018:

Joan, thanks so much for your thoughts and prayers!! The card was so appreciated, and your thoughtfulness at including thank-yous AND stamps was wonderful!! It's amazing how many things you "need" when you can't drive!! LOL The Lord must be teaching me something!! Thanks again for everything.

clutterfree on Mar 26, 2018:

Thank you for your generous blessings that you have shared with me and the grands..love all the fun stickers you sent for the CF challenge! What a cute card you sent them in...Also, thanks for the fun RAK blank note cards with postage and the mystery item, a vintage PC of the Amish school house in Lancaster, PA. Hope you have a joyous EASTER ...HE is RISEN!!...Charlene

ladyb0369 on Mar 25, 2018:

Thank you for the birthday wish.

marinda on Mar 21, 2018:

Thank you so much for all the lovely postcards! I love them all. Thank you for brightening my mailbox! :D

debhous on Feb 17, 2018:

Thank you for the bookmark and the info on the songs for the WTA. I loved reading the info on your hymns. You always go above and beyond!

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