Swap-bot Time: July 3, 2022 8:01 pm


Date Joined: January 26, 2008
Last Online: July 3, 2022
Birthday: February 26
Country: United States
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What I Pledge

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.

I will rate you within 2 days of receiving you swap.

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: “A 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 39 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


ellie rated for YTPC: Masterboard Tags on Jun 17, 2022
Comment: Beautiful tags, I can't wait to use them in my new art journal. I love the die cuts and how you made the envelope. Many thanks.
camelsamba rated for AMA: Everyday Ephemera Mail Art on Jun 15, 2022
Comment: thanks for the cheery green ephemera collage!
Comment: Thank you so much for the lovely trading coins! They are so awesome and I am really happy about adding them to my collection!
kittyhahahotbot rated for AMMM: Couples ATC on Jun 14, 2022
Comment: Hello Barbara! Thank you so much for the wonderful ATC! So happy to have it in my collection! Also, thank you for the extra gifts too esp. that mushroom!!!!!!!!!!
warheart rated for YTPC: Simple, Simple Pockets on Jun 11, 2022
Comment: Love your super pretty pockets!! They're already in my journal! Thank you!
Comment: Thanks for this great pc and thanks for hosting this swap! It looks homebuilders having fun the wrangling this together! Things are going sky high here as well! Stay safe and healthy! Hugs from Alaska, Sherry
vlhafer54 rated for SMSUSA: Paper Napkin Swap on Jun 5, 2022
Comment: Thank you for the selection of lovely napkins - and the card catalog card - Happy Swapping!
Comment: Thank you for the lovely APCs, I love how the notecard matched them!
Comment: LOVE this card!! Thanks so much!!
TTrotti rated for AMA: Houses PC -May on May 25, 2022
Comment: Hi Barbara! Rec'd your lovely House themed PC today! Thx so much for brightening my mailbox. Love how you used different elements for the house. I have to say too love love those forever stamps - those are rockin! See ya round the post box. Tama
vigdisblom rated for WIYM: Blind Envie-May on May 23, 2022
Comment: I loved everything. I received two envelopes, one with the quote and a handmade card, and then the stuffed envelope. There were so many wonderful goodies in it and I cannot wait to start using them.
Response: I’m glad you like everything!
tatntole rated for HMPC: Put a Bird on it Postcard on May 21, 2022
Comment: Thank you for a wonderful postcard.
Cryptid rated for WIYM: Cover my Envelope on May 18, 2022
Comment: Thank you for the pretty envelope and the stamps and stickers. :)
mcorbus rated for AMA Pass and Paste # 92 on May 17, 2022
Comment: Thank you :)
Shellyr rated for HMPC: Botanical love - May on May 17, 2022
Comment: Sunflowers are my favorite flower and you included a bird too. Your postcard is gorgeous. Thank you so much. I love it.
Piccolo rated for WIYM: Ephemera in a Decorated Envie on May 9, 2022
Comment: Thanks so much Barbara! I love it all and there are very fun tiny things such as stamps and cigar labels. I love it. You have a good eye and the envelope is great! The definition of Happy Mail!
TTrotti rated for HMPC: Scavenger Hunt #1 on May 6, 2022
Comment: HI Barbara, rec'd your awesome PC today! Love how you incorporated the different items. The saying on the wrapper is perfect. Thx again! Tama
ScrapHappyGabi rated for AMMM: Blind Envie Swap #3 on May 5, 2022
Comment: Thank you for this super fun blind swap! LOTS of goodies here for me to play with! Thank youuuu!! xx
Comment: Your Sav-a-lope is ADORABLE and I will be using it in my journal as a belly band/pocket!! Thank you for the fun goodies you tucked inside! I absolutely love the Bugs Bunny theme!! SO FUN!!
Comment: Fish mail! The collaged background really looks like an underwater scene. Great, thank you! :)

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OrigamiGrace on Jun 23, 2022:


sleepykitty on Jun 7, 2022:

Thank you for the May RAK #3 fussy cuts you so thoughtfully picked out for me! I'm going to have such fun using them! 💗

theshyone on Jun 1, 2022:

Thank you for May RAK #2: 50 Themed off paper International Stamps! Oh my goodness, I adored the envie, I think it is probably the most fun envie I have received to date ❤ I also loved all the stamps. My daughter and I had so much looking through all of them :D Thank you for your generosity ❤

hibiscus on Apr 29, 2022:

barbara...the black and white trio is absolutely one of the best swaps i've received in all my time in swap bot...your work is exactling and creative and i love it all...thanks so much partner...

feverfawn on Apr 25, 2022:

Oh I forgot to mention - I also really love the stamp you used to mail the envelope. I have never seen that one before. I love to cut off and save any cool postage & this cute little monster stamp is awesome! Take care!

feverfawn on Apr 25, 2022:

I got the RAK #2 3 assorted postcards w/ stamps today - thank you so much for the interesting postcards (and stamps) I love them! :)

Panda1122 on Apr 19, 2022:

Thank you @bbsporty for the RAK#1 10 Pc vintage ephemera from the RAKS USA ONLY group. Love all the items and the envelope as well. Looking forward to using the items in my junk journals. ❤️❤️❤️

rsj244 on Apr 11, 2022:

Thanks so much for the approval into your group!!! I look forward to joining swaps! :) Have a great week!!!

Artstamper on Apr 7, 2022:

Thank you for the lovely Birthday card! That was so thoughtful of you.

Krochet4Life on Apr 7, 2022:

Thank you so very much for the March TAG! I loved the postards so very much and needed them!!



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