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Date Joined: May 30, 2010
Last Online: January 30, 2023

Country: United States
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[Updated 1-25-23]

Hello from Oregon! 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.

Who am I? I am a Christian, a sinner saved by God's grace. My acceptance with God was purchased with His Son's sacrifice on the cross.

Oregon is my home. I've 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've been retired since 2008. My DH passed in Oct 2014.

I have one very spoiled cat Tinkerbell. She will be 19 this spring (2023) She is my loving companion.

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 making cards and collages.

Themes I enjoy

Birds, chickens, owls, cats, vintage toys & images are my fave images. I'm a child at heart, whimsical and playful, but not Disney. Love the 40s & 50s book pages.

My very favorite postcards to collect are dressed animals and birds with umbrellas.

I also collect unusual canceled postage stamps, and single swap playing cards (especially unusual jokers).

Wish List

Think handmade, vintage, part packages, gently used from your stash first. Other people's trash is my treasure.

I tend to prefer bold or muted colors over primary and pastel colors. I also like "unexpected" color combinations.

For flat surprises, I can use:

  • Handmade or altered paper, painted, splatters, Geli plate prints, stamped on and textured papers (all sizes) I love paper!
  • Swap cards
  • Faith based stickers and stamped scriptures.
  • Flat stickers, rather than 3D types
  • Retro and Victorian pictures or phrases cut from books, magazines.
  • Anything handmade by you.
  • Vintage single playing cards (collect jokers and interesting pictures)

CANNOT USE

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.

I don't celebrate Halloween.

I can enjoy most Victorian Steampunk, Gears, Owls, etc., but I do not care for the dark side of steampunk, skulls, death, etc.

Reminders for me . . .

My Games, Tags, Trains, RAKs & Wishes:

Ratings

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Comment: Thank you for the nice card with the sticker diecuts! Love these! I also bought the same cards but it is nice getting one address to me! Fun!
Response: I'm glad you enjoyed the swap. Thank you for the heart rating. Happy heart's day and God bless.
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Comment: Thank you for the adorable cat card. I know exactly who I will send it to, thank you for leaving it blank. I appreciate the cat die cut too
Response: You are very welcome. I'm happy to know you are using the card to give a friend a smile. Thank you for the heart rating. Valentine hugs!
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Comment: Thank you for the fun little bear handmade card and the interesting die-cuts. Happy swapping!
Response: You are welcome. Thank you for the heart rating.
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Comment: Thanks so much for the cute Valentine! Love the stickers!! Happy Valentines day!! Hugs, Stacey
Response: I'm glad you enjoyed the swap. Thank you for the heart rating. God bless.
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Comment: Thanks so much for the pretty Valentine card!! Thanks for the extras too! I love it all!! I love the card's so I understand if I get a duplicate. Hugs, Stacey
Response: Thank you for rating with a heart. I've sent over 25 Valentines now and realize I should have kept notes. If you do get a duplicate let me know and I'll make you a one of a kind. Happy mail days!
MrsSarahMonster rated for UHM: Pretty Envelopes on Jan 26, 2023
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Comment: Thank you so much for the lovely envelopes! I loved them all!!
Response: I'm so happy they arrived safely and you like them. Thank you for the rating with a heart. Enjoy using the envelopes.
ChrisD rated for RSC - Warm Wishes on Jan 25, 2023
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Comment: Thank you, Joan for the lovely card! I really appreciate the time you rook making it. Hope to swap again.
Response: You are very welcome. I'm happy you liked it. Thank you for the nice rating with a heart.
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Comment: Love the card Joan. Thanks for the tuck ins! Have a blessed day!
Response: I'm glad you enjoyed your swap. Thank you for joining the swap and for the heart rating. God bless.
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Comment: TY for the valentine card and inserts too:) God's love is never ending:)
Response: You are very welcome. Thank you for the heart rating. God bless.
chandlerguera rated for UHM: Food Packaging Postcard on Jan 25, 2023
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Comment: A purple cat in my mailbox! Good mail day. Thanks very much.
Response: Your comment made me smile. You are right, Who doesn't love a purple cat in the mailbox! Thank you for the heart rating. Happy swapping!
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Comment: Hi Joan, I just hollered when I opened your card! The cat on the front is adorable and funny. It’s a beautiful card and thank you for making it for me. I love it, and the extra die cuts, and the fun washi you used on your envie💕
Response: I love this new cat stamp set and it makes me happy you did also. Thank you so much for the heart rating. Happy Valentine's day.
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Comment: Dear Joan, thank you so much for the pretty card, and the wonderful Scripture reminders of God's love.
Response: Thank you for joining the swap and for the nice rating with a heart. May you feel God's love everyday! Hugs.
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Comment: Thank you for the cute card and for joining! Happy Valentine's Day!
Response: This was a fun swap. I'm relieved it arrived. Thank you for the heart rating.
DragonflyDaisy rated for AADC - Valentine's Day on Jan 22, 2023
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Comment: Joan, two wonderful happy mail envelopes from you in one week ~ how did I get so lucky! I always know I’m in for a treat when I see your name on the envelope and this time was no exception! Thank you for the beautiful Valentine card and fun extras! ♥️ See you in the swaps again soon! 😃
Response: It is always fun to swap with you. Thank you for joining in this swap and for the nice rating with a heart.
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Comment: What a treat to find your fun envelope in my mailbox with your beautiful Valentine’s Day card. Thank you for all of the diecuts as well. I may have to make my husband’s Valentine with the conversation hearts—they don’t have the calories of the real ones. Happy Valentine’s Day!
Response: You made my day with such a nice rating. I'm so happy you enjoyed the swap. Thank you for the heart.
explore rated for RSC: Polka Dots on Jan 20, 2023
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Comment: Wow!!! It is my turn to love love love your handmade card! The sparkly pink just feels so warm - it washes away all sadness. I feel so privileged to be receiving a card from you for this swap not only because your work always so good, but also because my path crossed with Tami's briefly because of you. Thank you for hosting this meaningful swap!
Response: Thank you for the nice comments and the heart rating. It is a meaningful swap. You would have come to love Tami had you known her better. Please note, Jackie was the host for this swap. I mention it because she deserves the credit for being so thoughtful.
ArtyBeth3 rated for CF: Double the Blessing on Jan 19, 2023
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Comment: I enjoyed your vintage telephone hello card! Great job of re-using SU packaging to make a masterboard, and giving me some of it to play with. I really enjoyed your letter on the Snoopy stationery. We’re definitely up for a visit to your neck of the woods.
Response: Thank you for the heart rating. Masterboards are fun projects. Hopefully we can get together for a visit soon, after my spring cleaning LOL
DragonflyDaisy rated for CF Mail Art Winter Wonderland on Jan 19, 2023
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Comment: Joan what fun happy mail! 😍 Your envelope was amazing with all things winter! ❄️ And thank you for all the fun extras on the inside too! 😀 See you in the swaps again soon my friend!
Response: I'm so glad you enjoyed the swap. I loved that there was an immediate use for that recycled envelope! Thank you for the heart. : )
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Comment: Thank you so much for all the beautiful stamped Valentine images :-) I can't wait to use them! Also, thank you for the dry embossed paper!
Response: I'm happy everything arrived safely and you enjoyed what I sent. Thank you for the nice rating with a heart. Happy Valentine crafting. : )
grammypammy rated for CPG Just a Note #19 - US on Jan 11, 2023
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Comment: I love all you sent! Thank you for the stamps and faith items! And I enjoyed reading your note card!
Response: I'm happy you enjoyed the swap. Thank you for the nice rating with a heart.

Rating Overview

Overall Hearts Stars Hosted
5.0000 1583 463 468
Completed Fives Threes Ones
1418 1633 0 0
Type 1 Type 2 Type 3 Uncategorized
14 610 794 0
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Comments

24Donna on Jan 28, 2023:

Thank you for the beautiful birthday card and the fun extras! You blessed my day❤️

Heirloom on Dec 31, 2022:


Happy New Year from USA Happy Mail

BusyB on Feb 14, 2022:

Happy Valentines Day from me and the cat! :) Bonnie

Animatarian on Feb 9, 2022:

Thanks so much for the Beautiful Valentine Card and all the fun hearts and other "goodies". Your are so sweet to remember me.

djcamp04 on Feb 5, 2022:

🎂🎈Thank you so much for the birthday die cuts from the AADC’s tag game! Live all the different cuts and the colors are great!!! ❤️

hollycm6 on Dec 23, 2021:

Thank you!!!! FOR my birthday gift!!! I love it!

Animatarian on Dec 16, 2021:

Joan, Thanks soooo much for the absolutely beautiful Christmas card and the lovely gold deer! Will be such fun to use and are so striking. Thanks again, PattyB

supersquirrel on Dec 6, 2021:

WONDERFUL vintage Christmas ephemera I received from your AADC: November RAK. Such truly amazing items. Thank you so much 🎄🐿️🎄

LadyJo on Dec 1, 2021:

Thank you for blessing me with birthday greetings, stamps and a bookmark! I had a good birthday month!

Animatarian on Nov 19, 2021:

Joan, Thank you so much for the lovely Birthday card and the sweet enclosures! I will definitely enjoy putting them to good use! You are right, the Barbados ram is certainly an impressive gentleman! Take care, and enjoy your Thanksgiving Holiday.

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