Swap-bot Time: November 24, 2017 10:39 am


Date Joined: May 30, 2010
Last Online: November 20, 2017

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 in October. 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 close by, but the grown girls are in three different states: AZ, AL and FL. They all like sunshine, but I miss them a lot.

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:


JocysMom rated for RSC - Feeling Punchy on Nov 20, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the gorgeous Christmas card!
DixieDiane rated for ~~CF Thanksgiving Card Swap~~ on Nov 16, 2017
Comment: Thank you so much
BeckyG56 rated for ~~CF Thanksgiving Card Swap~~ on Nov 14, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the sweet note, and beautiful card. I like the extra's too. Happy Thanksgiving, I count you as one of my blessings.
rarjones rated for SS: 'Hay' There! on Oct 22, 2017
Comment: Nice card :) I have that same stamp:) Love your leaf embossing folder! Have a wonderful fall.
laterdayze rated for Pumpkins Swap! on Oct 19, 2017
Comment: Hello Joan! Thank you for the really nice ATC. I love glittery! I loved reading your note and yes, it's very pretty here right now with all the foliage. I have to say that I have no clue what a punch board is. I tried looking but can't find much info. If you get a moment, message me. I'd love to learn about them! <3
ladydy5 rated for MAE - I Spy Falling Leaves on Oct 18, 2017
Comment: Very nice thank you
DixieDiane rated for CF - Falling Leaves on Oct 16, 2017
Comment: TKS Joan for the great envie of goodies LOVED THEM ALL
Response: Glad you liked it. Thank you for the nice rating and heart.
Kalalinga rated for MAE - Sewing Items on Oct 16, 2017
Comment: I LOVE these envelopes! You did an awesome job with them. Thanks for all the surprises too! You deserve many hearts, :>)
Response: I'm so glad you liked everything. Than you for the nice rating and heart!
pattiairel rated for MAE - Autumn colors on Sep 27, 2017
Comment: awesome envies, thank you...♥♥
Bananers rated for MAE - I SPY Pumpkins on Sep 23, 2017
Comment: Thank you!
ArtyBeth3 rated for CF - Looking forward to Fall on Sep 19, 2017
Comment: Happy mail from you in my mailbox is always a joy! :) Pretty, pretty card!I like what you look forward to about fall. I make my own pumpkin pie so don't eat much of the Costco variety, but I'm sure it's good too! Thank you for the pretty fall tapes, plus the "Grade 2" girl on bicycle drawing - I couldn't do better myself! :)
clutterfree rated for Five Partner Postcard Swap on Sep 12, 2017
Comment: Joan...Thank you for the awesome vintage PC...and yes that is exactly what our area looks like minus the oxen!! Old barns, dirt country lanes and our fall colors are putting on a show!! Trust each day gives you better air in your area...fires, floods and hurricanes are all so devastating...hugs and prayers, Charlene
BeckyG56 rated for Five Partner Postcard Swap on Sep 8, 2017
Comment: The western coast is beautiful,I will have to make a trip out there. Once the fires are gone, and things are settled out there, plans have to be made for a visit!
pattiairel rated for MAE - I Spy Mini Envelopes on Sep 5, 2017
Comment: nice envies thank you....♥♥♥
marinda rated for Five Partner Postcard Swap on Sep 4, 2017
Comment: Thank you so much. I love the beautiful animal postcard you sent, and I love that verse!
Comment: Thanks for the daydream you sent! Yes, this season is hard but I am praising God in it all! Thanks for the encouragement and the nice verse you included!
Sunflower107 rated for Five Partner Postcard Swap on Sep 1, 2017
Comment: Thank you!
BeckyG56 rated for CF: 8-page happy mail on Aug 27, 2017
Comment: The cards were decorated so cute! I enjoyed reading about your summer, and about your garden.
glennasgarden rated for CF - Send me cool water! on Aug 22, 2017
Comment: I love everything you sent me Joan! Such a cool fact about USPS way back when using the beach to travel. The waterfall envie is so cool looking! It is nice to have this on a nearly 90 degree day here today~Thank you my friend!
TamiHope rated for RSC - Trees on Aug 22, 2017
Comment: Beautiful card, Joan! I love the background paper you used and the pretty glitter. Love that stamp, too! Thank You!
Response: I'm glad you liked it. Thank you for the nice comments and heart.

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BeckyG56 on Nov 23, 2017:

Happy Thanksgiving! I'm thankful for our friendship! You are a blessing!

TamiHope on Nov 23, 2017:

glennasgarden on Nov 23, 2017:


ArtyBeth3 on Nov 22, 2017:

Thank you (& Becky) for sending me the cool PDX bicycle postcard. I missed getting together with you both, but perhaps next time Becky comes out it will work. At some point, we should work on getting together ourselves. :)

Animatarian on Nov 17, 2017:

Joan, Thanks so much for the beautiful Birthday card!! I, too, would like to know how to die cut one similar!! The gift enclosed was so thoughtful, and will be certainly put to good use!! Thanks again, Hugs and Blessings being sent your way. Patty

Mustluvdoggies on Nov 11, 2017:

Thank you for angeling the beach envelope swap! I love the envies you sent me! Thank you for your kind words and being a wonderful host!

BlueberryLady on Sep 20, 2017:

What a Nice Surprise you sending me a Beautiful Birthday Card..and Thank you for then enclosed Bookmark and postage.. Hugs from OHIO.

marinda on Jul 19, 2017:

I love the fabulous postcards you sent me! Thank you so very much!!! 😊

clutterfree on Jul 3, 2017:

Joan...THANK YOU for the June CF WTA smiles package....the funnies on the outside made me smile and laugh!! ALL the fun things to keep the grands from being bored are so appreciated and now your PM makes sense about Becky being the one awaiting a new "bundle of JOY!" I will pass along the beautiful vintage item to her now that Melody JOY has arrived...I know it will bless her! Blessings friend....Charlene

Animatarian on Jun 16, 2017:

Thank you for the sweet card, lovely note and most of all for your prayers! Hugs!!

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