Swap-bot Time: August 18, 2018 5:12 pm


Date Joined: January 26, 2008
Last Online: August 18, 2018
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 36 years to my best friend Mike. We have 2 grown children, a german shepherd and 2 cats. 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, Mushrooms, 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


wittmert rated for EJ: Everyday Ephemera Mail Art-Aug on Aug 18, 2018
Comment: Thanks for the green PC!
lmacdavis93 rated for CC: Sender's Choice ATC #5 on Aug 15, 2018
Comment: Hi Barbara and thank you for the wonderful bird ATC. Love your collaged background and your color scheme. And thanks so much for the vintage goodies you sent me - I love stuff like this so will definitely be using it.
Kraftylady777 rated for WIYM: Blind Envie Swap #8 on Aug 14, 2018
Comment: Thank you so much! I love how you decorated the envelope
Artstamper rated for APCO: Asian APC on Aug 11, 2018
Comment: Lovely Asian Apc Thank you for the APC and Asian extras.
Comment: Hi Barbara 😃 . . . . Thanks for the beautiful Bluebird postcard. I love flying critters, especially birds and butterflies. . . . . Ugh! Yes, we have been having Really Hot weather! It makes it difficult to have any happy thoughts about summer. I'm happy your area has been faring better.
Comment: Thanks for the interesting postcard!
Lucine rated for HMPC: Put "Ephemera" on it on Aug 8, 2018
Comment: I'm doing well, thank you;) I hope you're doing fine as well;)
christywebb rated for EJ: Trash and Scrap Postcard on Aug 5, 2018
Comment: I love the postcard! Thank you!
Hyshu rated for OSS: Postcard Plus #2 on Aug 2, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the great card and meeting all the requirements of the swap!
Norsulaulu rated for AMA: APC Bird Series-Toucan on Aug 1, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the APC! I really love it! <3
Norsulaulu rated for WIYM: APC Animal Series-Elephant on Aug 1, 2018
Comment: Thank you so much for this ATC. Elephants are my favourite animal and I am so thrilled to be adding this card to my collection! It's beautiful. :)
Norsulaulu rated for HMPC: Put a "Book Page" on it on Aug 1, 2018
Comment: Thank you so much for the PC! I love the safari feel to it! :)
tigermousecat rated for AACG: Pocket ATC on Jul 27, 2018
Comment: Lovely pocket! Thanks for all! I also included a tag in mine.
guinstar rated for WIYM: I'd Love Washi Samples #3 on Jul 26, 2018
Comment: I love the selection! They are all new to me except the elephants but I only had it as a sample before and have since used it all up... And do love it! Thanks so much!!
Zindelo rated for WIYM: Beginner Zine on Jul 26, 2018
Comment: What a delightful little zine, and the ephemera is just precious too! I had a lovely time with this swap, hope to join it again sometime! :)
luvbird rated for YTPC: Collage Mail Art on Jul 24, 2018
Comment: Hi Barbara! I am so sorry for taking so long to rate you. What a beautiful mail art envelope you created! So many wonderful details...I can’t stop looking at it! Especially love the great stamps that you included in the art. Really good collage work. Thank you so very much for the lovely extras you included in the envelope! Love the pretty stamps and the cigar labels. Everything is just wonderful! Thank you for the great swap!
SilverD rated for WIYM: Die Cut/Punches Swap - Int'l on Jul 22, 2018
Comment: Such wonderful die cuts! Thank you for hosting. This is the first die cut swap I've done. I do love that you sent them using colored card stock. Next one I join I'll do more of a variety in that area. I thought white bristol was a great choice until I saw all the lovely colors you sent! Thank you for opening my eyes and the wonderful die cuts!
TonyaAshe rated for WIYM: Die Cut/Punches Swap - USA on Jul 20, 2018
Comment: Awesome Die Cuts!
breethefrog rated for WIYM: I'd Love Washi Samples #3 on Jul 19, 2018
Comment: What a generous pile of samples you sent me! Thank you so much. I think the pine trees are my favorite. I also appreciate the little note you wrote, and I love the cacti stamps you used too. Thank you for hosting the swap.
crystalite rated for APCO: Pocket APC on Jul 19, 2018
Comment: Got your totally awesome card today, and I love it! I especially like how you made a mini card and put it in the pocket, you do the most creative things! Thank you also for the great stamps...I’ll definitely use them. And thanks for hosting. I made my card the day I signed up for the swap because I was so excited about it. After that, I just prayed you wouldn’t cancel it!

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ReadMoreBooks33 on Aug 18, 2018:

Thank you for the Toy Story postcard and great quote!


CurlyTea on Aug 16, 2018:

Never hide your wings!

goinjenny on Aug 13, 2018:

Thank you for the postcards and postage in AWG August

crystalite on Aug 13, 2018:

Thank you for the wonderful envelope of stamps! You didn't have to send those to me, but I'm so grateful that you did...they will be used in lots of fun projects!

kaypendragon on Aug 13, 2018:

TY so much for the beautiful AWG butterfly die!

stephiedee on Aug 10, 2018:

Thank you for the great international postage, Barbara! I'm glad you like the ATCs. 🌻

yvonne401 on Aug 2, 2018:

Thank you for the happy mail that you sent me while I was offline. It truly brightened my day.



bluehairedmary on Jul 26, 2018:

Thanks so much for the postage stamps and the washi samples for my July AWG Wishlist! Thanks again!

goinjenny on Jul 26, 2018:

Thank you for the note cards and especially the postage in AWG July

graciepie49 on Jul 21, 2018:

Barbara! Barbara! Barbara! Oh My Gosh!! WOWZERS! Thank you so much for your surprise gift of GORGEOUS stamps! I'll use them alright, don't you worry. Just thanks so much ♥ ♥ ♥

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