Swap-bot Time: May 19, 2019 1:58 pm


Date Joined: May 30, 2010
Last Online: May 19, 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:


BlueberryLady rated for CF - Scavenger Hunt ~ MAY on May 10, 2019
Comment: Excellent MAY items, Thank you.. !!! Love the Map Envies !!! Hugs from OHIO.
LadyJo rated for CF - Kitty/Cat Mail on May 7, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the clever envie of cat things! I will enjoy using these items! The pc is so cute!
LadyJo rated for CF: Sorry, Charlie! on May 3, 2019
Comment: I enjoyed what you sent me for this swap! A neat envie you sent everything in! I liked the stamp Lighhouse with the note written inside. I liked the travel paper and ocean themed things. You shouldn't have sweat this, because I love it! Thank you! It would have cheered Charlie, Yes!
Response: I'm so glad Charlie is happy! I did like what I finally came up with and glad you did too. This was a unique idea and fun. Thank you for the nice rating with a lovely heart.
Sunflower107 rated for CF - Sender's Choice Postcard on Apr 29, 2019
Comment: Such a beautiful work of art. Thank you
Response: I'm happy it arrived safely and you like it. No mailing problems, I hope. Thank you for the top rating. Blessings on your week.
manders2280 rated for UHM: April Pick-2 Happy Mail on Apr 26, 2019
Comment: Thank you for all the lovelies!
Response: Thank you for the top rating, with heart. I'm glad you liked the swap. Happy swapping!
TamiHope rated for CF Easter Card Swap on Apr 25, 2019
Comment: Joan, your Easter card, which is beautiful, is postmarked April 16th and it just got here today!! I love how you did the envelope to match the card. Very, very pretty. Thank you very much.
Response: Thank you for the nice comments and rating. I'm sorry it took so long to get to you and missed Easter day. That is awful to take a week and 2 days between OR and CA. But, I'm glad you liked it.
Mimi7 rated for CF: Mail Art Ocean or Beach theme on Apr 19, 2019
Comment: Hi Joan, What a lovely swap I received from you!! Thanks so much!! :) You did an awesome job on the envelope, I love it!! I had seen that stamp before When I see the miracle of a shell... and I love it, thanks so much for the card!! Thanks for everything including the die cuts. I belong to the ATC jams group and will use the die cuts for my jam ATC's!! Thanks for joining this swap also. Have a lovely Easter!! Jesus Is Risen!!
Response: I'm so glad you enjoyed what I sent. It was fun to use my beach things early in spring. Now, I have them out for summer fun, too. Thank you for the top rating, comments and heart. Have a blessed Easter as we celebrate a risen savior.
LadyJo rated for CF - Scavenger Hunt ~ APR on Apr 15, 2019
Comment: Great things: A for airmail items I love, P always love my postcards and R great Red Roaster items! I love these swaps! I can't wait till the next one in May! Thank you for a great envie of fun! It was fun to have happy mail when I got home!
Response: Welcome home! Glad you liked the results of my hunt. : ) Thank you for the nice rating with a red heart.
RiverTopanga rated for RSC - Happy Birthday on Apr 15, 2019
Comment: HI Joan! What a fabulous card! I love the sayings you chose too. The Ladybug one is so cute! She does look Dylusion-ish! Thank you also for the two inserts for the card. Very cute!! Thank you, thank you!
Response: Thank you for the top rating. I like that coffee cup paper and hope I can find some more. I'm glad you liked it. Hope to swap again, soon.
Comment: Hello there Joan. I enjoyed the postcards and all the fun kitty stuff. Love your kitty Washi. Thanks much.
Response: You are very welcome. Thanks for the top rating.
shiloh102 rated for RSC - Flowers on the Way! on Apr 9, 2019
Comment: Thank you. Happy Spring
glennasgarden rated for CF: Mail Art-Easter Greetings on Apr 7, 2019
Comment: Joan what a cute kitty card! It looks just like my Ruby~ I love how you decorated the envie so pretty for Easter too! The Easter basket ATC is very nice~ I can always use postage! Thank you so much for everything! Happy Easter my friend~
Response: Thank you for the nice comments and rating with a heart. Maybe, the card has Ruby's sister on it.
RiverTopanga rated for RSC: Stamp a card on Apr 6, 2019
Comment: Joan! What a fabulous, lovely, surprise package! I adore the card you created with the Dylusions bird set... Yes, I do have that set, and I am getting ready to use it for an ATC club I belong to here in town. Maxine... haven't seen her for a long time, my mum will love them _ thank you!! And the red hats die cuts, those are so awesome! WIsh I had that die! I love the Paris notecard. I would love to go back... I went many, many years ago.. even the PC you wrote on is adorable.. love that little otter!! THANK YOU SO MUCH... here are the extra, extra hearts you deserve so much - <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3
Response: Awww You made my day. I love making people happy. It was fun to make that card and just let me know if you ever need more hat ladies and what colors work best for you. Thank you for the super nice rating, with all the extra hearts!
24Donna rated for My Favorite Colors Card on Apr 5, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful card! I too liked the blue green combination, looks pretty together! Thank you also for the extras very sweet of you! God bless you
Response: You are very welcome. I did read you liked that combination too. I'm happy you enjoyed the swap. Thank you for the nice rating and heart. Have a blessed weekend.
AnitaHames rated for RSC - I Love Spring on Apr 4, 2019
Comment: Thanks for the pretty card! I almost bought that stamp set but decided not to. It's really pretty. Thanks for the stickers, too, and the stamped envelope!
Response: You are welcome. I'm so glad you liked it. Thank you for taking time to write a note with your rating and thank you for the heart.
MissPaula rated for Crazy Cat Lady Starter Kit #3 on Mar 28, 2019
Comment: Thanks, Joan, so much for such a wonderful, personal swap. I love it! This was truly 'Happy' Mail on a day I am recovering form surgery.
Response: I'm so glad you liked it. Thank you for the nice rating and heart. May you have a speedy recovery.
georgiafae rated for Crazy Cat Lady Starter Kit #3 on Mar 28, 2019
Comment: Cute Atc-I thought this cat was a sweetie to work with too! Cute on Bingo Card And of course love glittery things. The extras were wonderful-the little Alice in Wonderland starter kit. My cute kitty Lenore look alike in a boot and really appreciate the Poe stamps. Thanks for sharing all the greatness!
Response: I'm so happy it all arrived safely and brought you joy. Thank you for taking time for such a nice rating and thanks for the heart too. You made my day!
glennasgarden rated for CF: Spring "Triple Time Card" on Mar 27, 2019
Comment: Joan you are a pro card maker! I love what you made for me Beautiful card and envie~ Thanks so much if I could give you more hearts I would my friend! Thanks too for the extras!
Response: I'm happy you liked the card. Thank you for the nice rating and heart. Let's make more of those! : )
lizzmathwhiz rated for Pastel Colored Greeting Card on Mar 23, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful card and stickers
Response: Thank you for the nice rating and heart. Happy spring!
CatieCat388 rated for Spring/Easter Card Swap on Mar 21, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the "Spring" card & lovely note. The RAKs were wonderful as well. Enjoy the daffodils for me. They're my favorite northern flower.
Response: Thank you for the nice rating and heart. I'm glad you liked everything.

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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

kittyhahahotbot on Feb 14, 2019:

SCORE! lol The Tower Records postcard! OMgosh!

03Scarlett on Feb 14, 2019:

Happy Valentine's Day, Joan ... I hope your day is an extra special one. (Hugs) Love ya!

Swan on Jan 8, 2019:

Looks like I may not have thanked you for your Christmas card yet. The ornament is great, too!

glennasgarden on Dec 25, 2018:


rarjones on Dec 21, 2018:

Happy December Birthday to you! Hope your day is extra special:)

hollycm6 on Dec 21, 2018:

Thank you for the Christmas birthday card, recipe cards, and postage... I don't think I've ever received a card that was BIRTHDAY/Christmas before! I love it! I hope you'll have a merry-happy birthday, as well! :)

BlueberryLady on Nov 30, 2018:

Just got your note in today's mail for the CF Nov. WTA. What a Great Idea Heifer International, Yes I heard of them many years ago at Church.. Thank you for the Note and Stamps. !! Blessings and Hugs..

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