Swap-bot Time: April 24, 2024 6:26 pm


Date Joined: January 26, 2008
Last Online: March 9, 2023
Birthday: February 26
Country: United States
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My View on Swapping

--Because of ongoing health issues I will be stepping away from Swap-Bot for the near future. I will check messages periodically. If you have not received something from me please let me know and I will resend.--

I take my swapping very seriously, I like to read my partners profile to get a sense of who they are and will always try to send things that will make them smile!

If for some reason you do not get a package from me, please pm me and I will resend. If for some reason I would ever be late, I will always pm you before the send date.

About Me

6/24/22 Update: I just wanted to let everyone know that my Mom passed away this week and I am running behind on things. I hope to get back on top of things as soon as I get things settled. Thank you for understanding.

**2022 word of the year: Organize”

**Favorite Quote: β€œA real friend is someone who walks in when the rest of the world walks out.” -Walter Witchell

I’ve been swapping now since Feb. 2008. I am totally addicted and have made many new friends. I love to surprise my Swap-Bot friends with RAKs and cards.

I'm a homemake who has been married for 40 years to my best friend Mike. We have 2 grown children, a beautiful grandson and adorable grandaughter. We have 3 fur babies, 2 german shepherds and a cat. We have a Harley and love to ride through the parkway when it's nice out. I have a beautiful craft room that my husband built me to do my crafting in.

My favorite colors are green and purple.

Favorite Books

I love to read science fiction and thriller/suspense books. My favorite book series is the Xanath series by Piers Anthony. Some other authors that I like are Patricia Cornwell, Johnathan Kellerman, Robin Cook and James Patterson.

I am currently on a Robin Cook kick. I really enjoy his style of writing.

Favorite Movies

I like action/adventure, comedy and science fiction movies.

Favorite Crafts

Since joining swap-bot I have had the pleasure of being exposed to artist and art that I had never seen before. The level of craftsmanship still amazes me and makes me want to explore my own talents. I have just started playing around with junk journals. I also enjoy making postcards, atc's, bookmarks, and decorating envies.

Things I like

-Some themes I like: Birds, Fish, Dinosaurs, Animals, Mushrooms, Science Fiction, Bugs & Lizards

-Pretty Stickers (both loose and sheets)

-Used Postage Stamps & Airmail Labels

-Handmade postcards

-Rubber Stamps

-Small Embellishments

-Receiving swaps in decorated envelopes

-Ephemera of all kinds



-Colored Pens

-Sticky Note pads

-Fun Office supplies (I have a strange obsession with office supplies, especially fun colored ones)

-Anything made by you


@basilikum83 - Mail Art Challenge ~ Angeled by @LauraAust

@fineapple - Group AMA: Sender's Choice - June ~ Angeled by @wolfeagle


Comment: !! The Original arrived today! In case you haven't sent the resend yet there's no need now. Thanks for the beautiful collage! It must have gone on quite the trip to take so long
Comment: What a lovely vintage feel to this ATC - very warm. And a very inventive way to make the puzzle piece stand out, by wrapping wire around it, like people do with jewelry - very clever! And thanks for the extras - all of nature - yay!!!!
JuneRosebud rated for HMPC: Put a Cat on it Postcard on Nov 4, 2022
Comment: Hi Barbara, Great minds must think alike!! I really liked the pink post card that you made; thank you for re-sending=)
mcorbus rated for AA Handmade PC: Stamp It Up - Sept on Oct 23, 2022
Comment: Thanks for the pc :)
Comment: I love the mice and mushrooms - adorable! Thank you!
EllenWilGraagPost rated for WIYM: Cover my Envelope on Oct 8, 2022
Comment: Hi Barbara, I see I missed rating you for this one. Sorry for being so late! But I really loved very much what you have sent me!! The envelope is so pretty and I loved the lovely extra's! Autumn greetings, Ellen
Poeprincess rated for HMPC: Scavenger Hunt #4 on Oct 4, 2022
Comment: Another great scavenger hunt swap! Love the orange background. Always fun to do. Thank you.
ktk8 rated for AMA Pass & Paste # 96 on Oct 4, 2022
Comment: OH OH OH OH I do love doing these pass and paste swaps too..... need to get the next one uP..... thank you for this great one... can't wait to finish it and send it HOME to Prairie Kittin....... woo hoo..... many hearts to YOU......
Sylvia4647 rated for WIYM: Die Cut Exchange Swap on Sep 26, 2022
Comment: Thank you for the multitude of tuck-ins. I especially appreciate the vintage ephemera.
Beckster rated for AMA Pass and Paste Postcard # 95 on Sep 20, 2022
Comment: Thank you for the cute mushroom themed envelope!
georgiafae rated for APCO: Non-English Text 2 for 2 on Sep 15, 2022
Comment: First of all love the envelope from old magazine(WorkBasket?) and all the extra adds in the lovely Mikado envelope. And then we must not forget the main event-the ATC's were great-love the monotone/sepia look of it and again using the old adds. Thanks so much for sharing with me! Happy Fall!
rkassman rated for AMA: Houses Pc- Aug/Sep on Sep 14, 2022
Comment: Thank you for the delightful pc - I love all the textures. <3
Sequoia183 rated for YTPC: 3-Tuck Tag with Ephemera on Sep 12, 2022
Comment: Love these
MuggleMom rated for HMPC: Scavenger Hunt #3 on Sep 1, 2022
Comment: Gorgeous, gorgeous green HMPC! I love how you used the candy wrapper - the post office machines must have been hungry too because they tried to chew it up but the pc held up well. One of the butterflies is wounded but will still fly! xxMuggleMom
MarianPater rated for APCO: Fish APC Swap on Aug 29, 2022
Comment: Thanks Barbara for the beautiful APC, it is always a pleasure to receive such a gorgeous envelope, APC and all the post stamps (goodies). I love them so much. So happy!!!
stamparose rated for HMPC: Botanical love - August on Aug 28, 2022
Comment: Thank you great PC.
rkassman rated for HMPC: Put a Dog on it PC on Aug 23, 2022
Comment: Thank you for the adorable pup postcard! The summer weather here has been pretty oppressive and I am definitely looking forward to fall.
ellie rated for HMPC: Sender's Choice Postcard-Aug on Aug 23, 2022
Comment: I love the purple butterfly postcard. Thanks so much for making it so special
Comment: Thank you for the stickers up PC! I especially like the random sock sticker, and what looks like maybe an axolotl.
Comment: Wonderful, thank you!

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thriftymermaid on Feb 4, 2023:

Happy Birthday Month from all of your swapping friends at the WIYM Group!! We hope you enjoy your special day. May all of your Birthday wishes come true and your New Year be all you hope it will be and more!! πŸŽ‚πŸŽ‚πŸŽ‚πŸ’ŒπŸŽ‚πŸŽ‚πŸŽ‚

AJ73 on Oct 28, 2022:

RE: September RAK #5. I forgot to tell you that your collaged envelope is so beautiful. It's so colorful and interesting to look at. There's so much detail and you can tell you took your time to create a fantastic piece of art. I was able to take off the address labels so I can use it again. Maybe! Right now it's on my bulletin board so I can enjoy looking at it!!! Heart πŸ’–β€οΈπŸ’–β€οΈπŸ’–β€οΈπŸ’–β€οΈπŸ’–β€οΈ

AJ73 on Oct 28, 2022:

I'm so lucky to have won your September RAK,#5 - Fussy Cuts! They are amazing and cut out to perfection. I'm going to enjoy them so much. I have made 2 ATC's now and had so much fun! I can't wait to see what I'll make with the all the wonderful fussy cuts you sent. Many πŸ’•πŸ₯° ❀️❀️❀️❀️❀️

JuneRosebud on Oct 20, 2022:

bbsporty, thank you a lot for the September RAK #4 Handmade Journal Cards; especially love the bee one=) Great idea! RAKS ONLY USA

ScrapHappyGabi on Oct 1, 2022:

colleenbUSA on Sep 26, 2022:

Thank you for the RAK of an Envie of Loose Stickers from RAKs only USA, I can always use stickers for tpcs.

AZmom875 on Sep 22, 2022:

Sept RAK #2: Unused vintage stamps totaling at least $1.20.

Thank you so much they are so cute.

chimerix on Sep 16, 2022:

Thank you for the great envelope of paper pieces. Such lovely papers! They are going to be so useful in my crafting. Aloha!

RAKS Only - Sept RAK #3

Highlander18 on Sep 2, 2022:

Thank you very much - Aug RAK #2 10 Pieces of Vintage Ephemera - great choices - so many different items - love it!

lunatenchi on Aug 15, 2022:

Thank you so much for the RAK #1 - 25 off Paper Themed Stamps! I love them! <3

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