Swap-bot Time: October 22, 2018 10:47 pm


Date Joined: May 30, 2010
Last Online: October 22, 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

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:

Challenge game sent 7-19


susieq40 rated for CF: Fall 2018 Card on Oct 20, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the prettyFall card, and my goodies....hope you have a great Fall. PS, I forgot to send rating,oops..had written but sent long ago. So sorry.
Response: Thank you for the nice rating. I'm so relieved you did receive it and liked it. Happy fall swapping!
marinda rated for CF - Sticker Slapping Fall Postcard on Oct 15, 2018
Comment: Thank you so much! Such a pretty card. :)
LadyJo rated for CF: Fill a Friends mailbox Swap on Sep 27, 2018
Comment: This swap was so fun! Thank you for the nice notes and postcard! I also like the extras you sent to me. Have a great day!
Response: I'm happy everything arrived and you enjoyed the swap. It was fun. Enjoy the fall weather.
Comment: Joan, I am so impressed! These are simply beautiful, and so creative. I love them, and I loved our fun time today with Beth. I told you you deserve many hearts, and indeed you do! ♥♥♥♥♥
Response: I'm glad you like them. Today, was special. Thank you for getting together and for the heart rating. Hugs.
Comment: thank you for your scripture cards. They are very nicely done.
TamiHope rated for RSC - Welcome Fall on Sep 21, 2018
Comment: WoW! This is a beautiful card, Joan. I love all the papers, colors, and the embossing folder works great. I really need to have that embossing folder...who makes it? It is a wonderful card! Thanks, too, for the extras. I can always use more clear envies!
Response: I am not sure if I used the TH Sizzix or the Darice folder. The leaves are smallest on the TH. Either would work. Thank you for the nice rating.
DixieDiane rated for CF - Daily Devotions PC on Sep 17, 2018
Comment: Thank you joan
LadyJo rated for CF - Welcoming Fall on Sep 14, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the great fall paper items! I love the stickers as well! I will pray for your friend! I am sure you are going to miss her while she is gone!
Comment: Thank you for the absolutely beautiful handmade card! Loved the long note too! :) Thanks for joining this swap!
TamiHope rated for HELLO Card— Five Partner Swap on Sep 4, 2018
Comment: Joan, what a beautiful card you made. I love the colors! And a very nice note, too. :-) Thank You! P.S. Love the matching bookmark, too!
LadyJo rated for HELLO Card— Five Partner Swap on Sep 4, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful card and bookmark! I will enjoy seeing this sit on my desk! That is funny you wore a 17 year old out. I enjoyed hearing about your time together.
rarjones rated for HELLO Card— Five Partner Swap on Sep 4, 2018
Comment: Thank you for a lovely card and bookmark. Enjoyed your note on your adventures with your recent company. Ready for fall now!
Comment: Beautiful card and book mark and a Great Note.. Hugs and Blessings. Very Hot Temps here today.. and Humid..90* but feels like 98*
Comment: I'm always thankful for God's creation all around me. That is a daily blessing!
clutterfree rated for CF: August - ORANGE on Aug 25, 2018
Comment: Joan...I'm not "fur-getting" to rate you :) What a fun swap and yes it was fun going through my fall goodies for this swap too. Unfortunately although I LOVE fall colors the reality of the too soon winter that follows does bring some sadness to the season! I really LOVE the envelope you made for this orange swap and what a great variety of crafting items...the rust colored lace is ah maze ing!!! THANK YOU for a great swap!! Where did summer go and now "back to school"!!!? Blessings, Charlene
Response: I so glad you liked the swap. I know what you mean about fall ushering in winter, but I still love fall. Let's have a nice one! Thank you for the nice rating and heart.
Comment: Thank you so much for joining this swap. I always love receiving mail from you! I am so sorry this rating is coming late, you certainly sent wonderful lyrics and right on time!! Thanks again!
Response: I'm so glad you did receive it. Thank you for the nice rating. Hugs!
TereDiane1954 rated for CF: 5 Days of Snail Mail on Aug 20, 2018
Comment: I love what you sent me M-T-W, Joan, especially the wonderful picture of you with your new car in 1963♥ I have not yet received Thurs and Fri, but we are leaving tomorrow morning for the coast and I don't want to make you wait five days for your rating. I'll come back here and finish the rating when we return. Thank you so much for all the days of fun mail! 8/27 I've returned to find two more fun envelopes from you, my friend! I love the pretty vintage dresser scarf (purple pansies, of course!) the washi tape, bookmark, and beautifully made notecards. Thank you again for making my week so special♥
Response: Welcome home to a little rain! I'm happy everything arrived in good condition and that you enjoyed the week of 5 days snail mail. Thank you for the nice rating and heart. Hugs!
ladydy5 rated for MAE - Games on Aug 18, 2018
Comment: Great job......Thanks for Mr. Rogers stamps too.
glennasgarden rated for CF - Sweet Treat ATCs (2) on Aug 18, 2018
Comment: What a sweet swap you sent me my friend. Thanks so much for the cute ATCs yes I agree they are very cute the postage oh my so very much needed and for the die cut leftover traceables. I love all of it even the card is very sweet. Thanks so much for hosting this swap as well~
Comment: The Mason jars are so cute, Joan! And I love the little doilies. Thank you so much, my friend♥

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BlueberryLady on Sep 17, 2018:

Thank you for the Cute Owl Happy Birthday Card you made me and the Stamps you sent inside.. Hugs and Love... My first owl was a Ceramic one my Aunt painted for Me quite a few years ago..!!

BeckyG56 on Sep 14, 2018:

Thanks for the birthday greeting! Love you!!

Animatarian on Aug 10, 2018:

Joan, thanks so much for the tea and for sharing stamped images of that sweet sentiment with me. I'll certainly find several ways to incorporate it into my cards. So happy for you that you found it!!

Animatarian on Aug 6, 2018:

My DH went to the PO today and brought home a handful of mail, including a sweet card from you! I love the little mason jar, so sweet, and thanks for the rooster note cards and stamps. Believe me, they will be put to good use. Thanks again, for everything!!

ReadMoreBooks33 on Aug 3, 2018:

snailmaillover on Jul 27, 2018:

Thank you so much for the fun summer die cuts! Love them! And I was so excited to see the popsicle stamps! So fun!! Thanks again!!

AbbyGailsCorner on Jul 18, 2018:

Joan, I was so touched by your thoughtfulness and generosity regarding the passing of my mother!! You are a blessing to me!

debhous on Jul 1, 2018:

Thank you for the sweet card!

GrannysNamesake on Jun 29, 2018:

Hi Joan, thank you for the pretty hummingbird which gave me a huge smile. They're so very special to me as I've only seen a few in my life.

Animatarian on Jun 28, 2018:

Joan, "Happy Mail" arrived in my PO Box today, such a joy!! Thanks so much for taking the time to write while you were away. Nice to hear what a rewarding time you had, and know you will have a great time coming up on the 4th with everyone. Hugs, Patty

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