Swap-bot Time: April 6, 2020 8:39 am


Date Joined: May 30, 2010
Last Online: April 5, 2020

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


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: Thanks so much for what you wrote about the book of Daniel. I shall read it too and apply it to what is happening now..
glennasgarden rated for CF - 9th Birthday Card Swap on Apr 1, 2020
Comment: Happy 9th Birthday~ What a sweet card to send to me and I have saved it to recycle it again. I can't believe it has been 9 years My how time flies when you are having fun~ Thanks for starting this group and for being such a nice friend.
Response: Thank you Glenna for the nice rating and heart. May God give us many more years in the CF group. Hugs.
Comment: Thanks so much for hoisting this swap Joan and for the beautiful He is Risen PC with daffodils on it that you sent to me!
Response: You know daffodils are a favorite of mine so it was a sacrifice to share that card. LOL Thank you for the top rating with heart. God Bless your Easter.
ArtyBeth3 rated for CF: Encouragement Card on Mar 19, 2020
Comment: What great encouragement! Draw near to God and he will draw near to you. James 4:8
Response: Thank you for the rating with heart. When God feels distant to me, I claim this promise.
Sunflower107 rated for CF: Encouragement Card on Mar 17, 2020
Comment: Yes I love the Rom 8:28. I am happy to give everything to the lord. Yes, I'm glad too that he is in control!
Response: Thank you for the nice rating and heart. This verse is so encouraging for our every concern. God bless.
meganimal rated for SMSUSA: Pretty Envelopes!! on Mar 4, 2020
Comment: Thanks for the nice note and the pretty envelopes! :)
Response: You are very welcome. Thank you for the rating with heart. Happy March!
savannahsmiles4u rated for CF: Flower Hello on Mar 2, 2020
Comment: What a beautiful card and lovely message! Thank you for the stickers also! Looking forward to getting to know you better also! God Bless!
Response: I'm so glad you enjoyed the swap. Thank you for the nice rating and heart!
24Donna rated for CF Book The Cat that God Sent on Feb 27, 2020
Comment: Thank you for sharing and the extras! I agree with your answers they are very similar to my thoughts! A very good swap! God bless you
Response: You are very welcome. Thank you for rating and the heart.
Comment: Joan thanks so much for your awesome answers and biblical references! Also thank you for the cat die cuts and the adorable picture of a kitten sleeping!
Response: Thank you for the nice rating and heart. Happy reading!
Comment: What a pretty PC of Timberline Lodge. That’s neat you have a piece of the lodge in the form of a frame! What a special gift.
YooperHill rated for RSC - Black and White Card on Feb 25, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful post card! This place to see is on my bucket list!
Response: Oh, I'm glad you liked it and hope you can make it to Oregon one day. Thank you for the special heart.
MissPaula rated for CF Book The Cat that God Sent on Feb 23, 2020
Comment: Thanks so much for your nice presentation. I'm halfway thru the book and I will finish quickly once I can devote time to read. I love the size of the cat die cuts you sent! Thanks for your viewpoint and kitty cats! = )
Response: You are very welcome. Thank you for the nice rating and heart. Let me know if you would like more cats. They punched with the Stampin Up cat punch and easy to make more.
BeckyG56 rated for CF Book The Cat that God Sent on Feb 22, 2020
Comment: Great insight,and scripturally sound answers!
Response: This was an interesting swap. Thank you for your comments and heart.
Mimi7 rated for CF Book The Cat that God Sent on Feb 22, 2020
Comment: Hi Joan, Thanks for joining this swap. :) I enjoyed reading your insightful answers. Thanks so much also for the black and white kitty picture and the die cuts. Thanks for a great swap!! :)
Response: You are so welcome and thank you for the nice rating with heart. God bless!
susieq40 rated for RSC - Anything Floral on Feb 16, 2020
Comment: Thank you so much for all. ❤️❤️❤️ Sorry I forgot to check mark up above.
Response: Thank you for rating and the heart.
Sunflower107 rated for CF: Winter Wonderland Mail Art on Feb 15, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the lovely envelope decorated for winter. Also the Valentine card which came on Valentine's day and stickers!
Response: I'm glad this one arrived. Thank you for your patience, nice rating and heart.
Candace rated for CMF: Valentine Card on Feb 12, 2020
Comment: Guess what FINALLY arrived today?! No need for a re-send. Very pretty card, thank you! Happy Valentine's Day :)
Tatiruth624 rated for CMF: Embossing Folder Card on Feb 10, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the card and extra embossed pieces. I love the script one especially.
Response: I'm so happy you liked your card. Thank you for the nice rating with heart.
ArtyBeth3 rated for CF: Embossing Folder Cards on Feb 5, 2020
Comment: What a nice floral themed embossed card. The sanding effect was neat; I’ve not used that too much, but you’ve inspired me. Thanks for your newsy note. I’ll pray for you.
Response: I'm happy you liked the card and found it inspirational. Thank you for the heart and prayers.

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MissPaula on Mar 20, 2020:

Thanks so much, I love the images! The stamps were a perfect gift! ♥

LadyJo on Feb 17, 2020:

Thank you for the nice array of embossed cardstock! The array of color is beautiful.

orneryswife on Feb 10, 2020:

Thank you so much for the beautiful birthday card with such a warm message. What a special treat!

hollycm6 on Jan 17, 2020:

Oh AND THE HEART POSTAGE!!! :) I am a "chemo angel" sending lots of mail to a chemo patient so pretty postage is really really appreciated!!

hollycm6 on Jan 17, 2020:

Oh I don't think I thanked you for my birthday card!! With the holiday punches... oh my goodness that lamppost cutout with the holly leaves on it... too cute!! Thank you for thinking of me. I'm sorry I missed your Christmas birthday this year :( I have been thinking about you, though!

LadyJo on Jan 10, 2020:

Thank you for the fun RAK! I enjoyed looking at all the postcards and the teacup die cuts are so nice!

orneryswife on Jan 10, 2020:

Thank you for the amazing RAK package. Lots of cool stuff in there that will be fun to use. What a blessing!

glennasgarden on Jan 1, 2020:

May you have a blessed and happy new year!

Mimi7 on Jan 1, 2020:

Happy 2020!

kittyhahahotbot on Dec 31, 2019:

I was just thinking of you last night!

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