Swap-bot Time: January 28, 2021 4:33 am


Date Joined: May 30, 2010
Last Online: January 27, 2021

Country: United States
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Hello -

I look forward to swapping with you. My rating is very important to me. Please let me know if you do not receive a swap or if I've failed to meet your expectations. I want to make it right.

It is the season for sparkles and cheer and a time to celebrate the Birth of my Savior and Lord. Matthew 1:21 - And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name JESUS: for he shall save his people from their sins.

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

I have been a widow for 6 years. I have one grown daughter, three grown granddaughters and one 6 yr. old great-grandaughter. My daughter and husband just moved to NJ. The granddaughters are in AZ, FL and the youngest just moved back to OR.

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 have one cat, Tinkerbell. She will be 16 this spring (2020) She is my loving companion.

I am retired. Before isolation I enjoyed tag sales, thrift stores and flea markets. Most of my days are now full of socializing on the computer and crafting. I enjoy paper and mixed media.

Themes I enjoy

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

I favorite postcards to collect are animals or birds with umbrellas.

I also collect vintage ephemera: Victorian Trading Cards, Vintage greeting cards, Single Swap Playing Cards (especially cats, owls, and unusual jokers) unusual cancelled postage stamps. All of my collections include used and unused paper items.

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!
  • Swap cards and/or Return address labels
  • Cats, owls
  • Christian themed stickers with scripture.
  • Flat stickers, rather than 3D types
  • 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)


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 RSC - Red and/or Pink on Jan 26, 2021
Comment: Love your cute embossed card. Thank you for the extra V-day cards and embossed card front as well. I like your return address sticker with your cat Tinkerbell too:) Happy swapping.
Response: I'm so glad you enjoyed everything. Thank you for the wonderful rating and heart. Happy heart's day!
susieq40 rated for RSC - Hearts on Jan 23, 2021
Comment: Joan, love the card, thank you for the extra hearts, love them Happy Valentine. Day...
Response: That was quick. Thank you for the nice rating and heart.
glennasgarden rated for CF: Winter Postcard on Jan 17, 2021
Comment: Love this PC Joan The snowmen are having so much fun.
Response: You are very welcome, Glenna. I thought you would enjoy the cheerful winter snow card. Thank you for the nice rating and heart.
TamiHope rated for CF: Pick your word! on Jan 14, 2021
Comment: Joan - what a beautiful card you made for me!! I love it, and I love the note you wrote and included in my envelope. Thank you so very much!!
Response: You are welcome, Tami. I'm glad you liked the card. Thank you for the heart.
Snaileditcrafts rated for YTPC: Fringed Hearts: USA on Jan 13, 2021
Comment: Thank you Joan for the beautiful fringed hearts! They are so adorable!! Thank you for all of the fun extras as well. Have a wonderful Valentines day! xoxo
Response: You are very welcome. Thank you for the nice rating and heart. I'm glad you enjoyed the swap. They were fun to make.
Sunflower107 rated for CF - Repurposed Card for 2021 on Jan 8, 2021
Comment: Happy New Year Joan!
Response: Thank you for rating. God bless.
Kalalinga rated for CF: Winter Wonderland Mail Art on Jan 4, 2021
Comment: Hi Joan. Thanks for the great winter mail art. I also love the enclosures. The foil embossed beautifully! Special thanks for the Eiffel Tower note card and your lovely note as well. Cheers to 2021!
Comment: thanks so much for the awesome envie :D
Response: I am relieved it finally arrived and thank you for the nice rating with heart. Happy New Year.
Joeanniee rated for Christmas Card -SNOW 2020 on Jan 2, 2021
Comment: Hope you had a happy holidays!
Response: Yes. The holidays were festive. Thank you for rating. Happy New Year.
Comment: Thank you so much! Happy New Year!
Response: I'm relieved it finally showed up. Thank you for rating and the heart. Happy New Year in 2021
rarjones rated for Happy New Year Joy! on Dec 29, 2020
Comment: I enjoyed all of your joyful thoughts and chuckles you sent along. Thank you. I love the note card too with the little turtle on it:)
Response: I'm glad you enJOYed the swap. Thank you for the nice rating and heart. Happy New Year!
janfu rated for Festive Postcard on Dec 26, 2020
Comment: Thank you!
Response: You are welcome.
Comment: Thank you for the Christmas card and goodies
Response: You are welcome. Thank you for rating and the heart. Happy Holidays!
vcox rated for Christmas Card with three surprises on Dec 19, 2020
Comment: Thanks for the diecuts.
Response: You are welcome. Thank you for the rating with a heart. Merry Christmas.
Sunflower107 rated for CF: Merry Christmas Mail Art on Dec 18, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the cute card, decorated envie and extras! Merry Christmas!
Response: You are welcome. I am so relieved. I was beginning to worry about this one. Thank you for the nice rating and heart.
Comment: Thanks for the card and the goodies. I really like the frog stickers. Susan (brooklynbunch)
Response: I'm happy you enjoyed what I sent. I was glad to find something in my stash on your profile. Thank you for the nice rating with heart. Merry Christmas.
NaitomeaMinx rated for Christmas Card Swap on Dec 17, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the adorable Snoopy card and extras. I remember Ziggy! Cathy too ( had to get to middle school though to understand some of her jokes however). So many cute characters from the 70s and 80s. I hope your Christmas, and the New Year are filled with warmth, comfort and good cheer! PS: My mom was touched too and says thank you.
Response: I'm so glad you and your mom enjoyed the swap. I enjoy making people happy! Thank you for the nice rating and heart. Merry Christmas!
Comment: Hi Joan, Thank you so much for the beautiful Christmas card and the three surprises! I love the Mrs. Grossman Stickers! That was so nice of you to read my profile and cater to my wants. Have a very merry Christmas!
Response: I'm happy you enjoyed your swap. Thank you for the rating with a heart. Merry swapping!
Lilyhax rated for Christmas Card -SNOW 2020 on Dec 15, 2020
Comment: Loved your story about searching for Garfield.
Response: Thank you for the nice rating and heart. Have a lovely Christmas.
Comment: What a cute Cheery Holiday card. How did you know I needed to go to the post office for 4 more Christmas stamps. Talk about perfect timing. Thank you so much for the stamps & labels. I wish you the very best in 2021.

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rarjones on Dec 27, 2020:

So sorry its late!

Mimi7 on Dec 25, 2020:

Merry Christmas and Happy Birthday to you!!

Heirloom on Dec 24, 2020:

LadyJo on Nov 17, 2020:

Thank you for the birthday card, wishes, and the extras! Always nice to hear from far away friends!

kittyhahahotbot on Feb 14, 2019:

SCORE! lol The Tower Records postcard! OMgosh!

ReadMoreBooks33 on Aug 3, 2018:

supersquirrel on Dec 13, 2016:

Just completed the MAE - I spy a kitty kat. My first event since joining MAE. It was a blast - a swap I truly enjoyed. Thank you for hosting such a fun event.

TamiHope on Sep 4, 2016:

ginabee on Mar 2, 2012:


wolfeagle on Jan 30, 2012:

Thinking of you two. Hope all is going well and you are back at home, recooperating nicely.

And if you ever want to play Words with friends, which is like Scrabble, then let me know. I would Scrabble with you but I'm not on Facebook.

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