Swap-bot Time: August 21, 2017 6:45 am


Date Joined: January 26, 2008
Last Online: August 21, 2017
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 sence of who they are and will always try to send the best packages. 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

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.

I'm a homemake who has been married for 34 years to my best friend Mike. We have 2 grown children, a german shepherd and a cat. Now that the kids are gone we have much more time to do the things we enjoy. We have a Harley and love to ride as much as possible. I have more time (and room) to do my crafting.

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.

Favorite Movies

I love action/adventure, comedy and science fiction movies. I'm totally into the Marvel movies I can watch them over and over again.

Favorite Television

Some of my favorite shows are Gothem, Scorpian, Big Bang Theory, Lucifer, Lethal Weapon, The Librarians and Marvel's Agents of Shield.

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’ve been making atc's, handmade envies, twinchies and postcards. I’ve been playing with mail art and have just started making zines. What fun!

Things I like

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

-Pretty Stickers (both loose and sheets but no flakes)

-Used Postage Stamps & Airmail Labels

-Handmade postcards

-Pretty Paper Scraps

-Rubber Stamps

-Small Embellishments

-Decorated Envies

-Handmade Envies

-Ephemera of all kinds

-Washi Tape



-Colored Pens

-Sticky Note pads

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

-Note pads


-Anything made by you


@jacklemmonpie - jacklemmonpie and bbsporty private swap ~ Angeled by @123Poggy123

@basilikum83 - Mail Art Challenge ~ Angeled by @LauraAust

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


CoffeePotPeople rated for AMMM: I'd Love Washi Samples on Aug 20, 2017
Comment: Oh, goodness. I feel like I totally hit the jackpot with your washi tapes! Not only did you go Way over the top with the number of them, I've never even seen the ones you sent. That's just...do they sell different tapes in different parts of the country? Another good reason to swap them! Thanks so very much!
Response: I get almost all of my washi tape on Etsy. Thank you for the rating and heart.
Conniegirl rated for HMPC: Scavenger Hunt PC #3 on Aug 19, 2017
Comment: Sorry for the late rating, the card is beautiful! Thank you! :)
bjmonroe rated for HMPC: Put a "Napkin" on it on Aug 18, 2017
Comment: I love my postcard, so many things to look at and consider. Thank you for hosting this swap, I really enjoyed it.
Comment: Thank you for these oh so sophisticated twinchies! I adore them! I appreciate the extra backings too! 😊
Comment: This arrived and I love it! The background along with the gold embossing and vintage palmistry images make a unique and fun PC. I used to teach Palmistry at the end of teaching the Integumentary system but I no longer teach Biology. Thank you for the time you spent on the wonderful HMPC!
Dasha rated for HMPC: Sender's Choice PC-Aug on Aug 16, 2017
Comment: Thank you for a very cute PC made with bird postage stamps. Really love it!
SparkJoy rated for AMA: Themed Zine-Dogs on Aug 15, 2017
Comment: Thanks for the neat Dog zine. I love the envelope!
nancybarlow rated for AMA: Themed Zine-Dogs on Aug 14, 2017
Comment: Thank you, Barbara! What a cool little zine! I really like the images, the paper pattern...an interesting work and I love it! THanks too for your generous, useful extras!
stiffneck78 rated for WIYM: ATC with a Postage Stamp on Aug 13, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the great ATC. I love it! Also, thank you for the goodies and awesome theme (envie). Love the spider stamp. Very cool.
Allegrae rated for Snake ATC (USA) on Aug 12, 2017
Comment: Thanks for the cool snake ATC! Nice job! And I love the extra stamps that you enclosed. Really appreciate them!
pat5036 rated for CC: Bird ATC on Aug 11, 2017
Comment: Thanks for the beautiful collaged bird ATC and the amazing envelope covered with stamps! Love it!
TexyDeb rated for WIYM: Sender's Choice Twinchies on Aug 9, 2017
Comment: WOW! This is one of those time when I want to give extra hearts! Thank you very much! I would give a heart for the envelope alone. Your Twinchies are what I see in my head but not what comes from my hands. The extra's are beautiful. Have a wonderful day.
DLRodrigues rated for HMPC: Sender's Choice-July on Aug 8, 2017
Comment: Thank you Barbara for the cute mail themed postcard! Apologies for the late rate xxx
user5778 rated for Flower twinchies on Aug 7, 2017
Comment: I love the Twinchies and all the goodies too thank you so much!
dawnielynn rated for AMMM: Blind Envelope Swap on Aug 5, 2017
Comment: Thanks Barbara! A new craft room? How wonderful! :)
Rosina176 rated for WIYM: Beginner's Zine Swap on Aug 3, 2017
Comment: Thanks for the zine and extra stamps!
russromano rated for MA: Mostly Green Postcard on Aug 2, 2017
Comment: I love my card. Thanks for the above and beyond effort you put into the project
tigermousecat rated for HMPC: Profile Postcard #4 on Aug 1, 2017
Comment: Thanks! Yes I freely admit I do love my coffee.
CurlyTea rated for MOMMA: 1~2 oz Ephemera Swap on Jul 29, 2017
Comment: Squeeeel! I LOVE everything you sent. Thanks for being a ephemera hoarder ;)
isabellasnow rated for AACG: APC with a postage stamp on Jul 29, 2017
Comment: Hi Barbara! What absolute fun . . . a circus-themed package, right down to the stamps and envelope! I love those stamps and need to buy some for myself. Your ATC is so nice--I'm especially fond of the feathered headdress on the elephant and the gorgeous Dresden. It almost looks like a popcorn bag in the background! Beautiful collage work and the Dresden sets it off perfectly . . . thank you so much!

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ShyAnn64 on Aug 20, 2017:

Thank you so much for the AWG wishes that you sent to me! The washi samples are so pretty as are the note cards :) I love the unused postage! Some of the stamps I have never seen before :) xxx

phillaine on Aug 19, 2017:

Thank you for thinking of me, Barbara, and for putting such time and care into the sweet bundle of treats you sent me for my AWG wishlist. The joker is a fabulous and fun addition to my little collection, and I just adore the delightful washi themes and pretty tape sample cards you put together for me. It means a lot that you took time to make something especially for me. ♥

Fenix825 on Aug 18, 2017:

Oopsie! I mean from the AWG August wishes! Thanks again!

Fenix825 on Aug 18, 2017:

Thanks so much for the postcards and ATC backgrounds from my AATW August list!

tcornell on Aug 18, 2017:

Barbara, thank you so much for the generous wishes that you sent to me for AWG... The notecards are great, I love them all, and the vintage postage is so much appreciated! Hugs!

anrtist on Aug 17, 2017:

AWG AUG Wishes
THANK YOU for the cute Notecards!!!
;-) Blessings, cc

orneryswife on Aug 17, 2017:

Thank you for the washi tape samples for my August wishlist on AWG! 😘

pkpeace on Aug 17, 2017:

Oh my friend~ Thank you for the awesome bookmarks that you made for me!! I LOVE them! You rock!! xo

ginny19590 on Aug 16, 2017:

Thank you for all the awesome stamps you sent, for the AWG Aug Wishlist. Happy Swapping..........=)

Margothecat on Aug 14, 2017:

Thank you for granting my AWG wish for used postage stamps! They are Awesome!

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