Swap-bot Time: July 24, 2017 7:48 am


Date Joined: February 17, 2012
Last Online: July 23, 2017
Birthday: February 14
Country: United States
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About Me

Many thanks to all the talented artists I have had the privilege to swap with these past five years. I have loved meeting people from around the world and treasure the wonderful friendships that have resulted.

I first found Swap-bot as a place to trade ATCs. I had been making notecards for years and was so excited to try making my art smaller. From there my art exploded into collage, mixed media, doll making and more.

I am currently hooked on Mail Art but love finding anything art related in my mailbox. If you send it, I will probably like it.

I am retired, originally from the Chicago area. I now live in SW Florida with my DH, our dog Pearl and The cat Lucy. If you have a cat you already know you don't "own" them.

We live on a salt water canal and love to boat ride and fish. We have ducks and iguanas on a daily basis. We sometimes have manatees, turtles and sea otters. It's a beautiful place to live. I love plants and am trying to learn what I can keep alive here in Florida.

I love thrift stores, garage sales and of course craft stores. My family shops for me from my Amazon wish list. They keep the art supplies coming.

I do not flake and I strive to keep my high rating. I rate fairly each swap I receive. Extras are not required to earn a heart. If you are going to be late with a swap please communicate with me. Likewise, if something I send is lost in the mail or running late, please contact me before rating down.

Favorite Crafts

I am very good at some things but dabble in many. I am always curious and searching for new projects.

I am a potter and own my own wheel and kiln although it is currently in storage :)

Mail Art, especially hand made postcards

Painting, all mediums

Mixed media and collage

I love my Gelli plate

Sewing small projects

Making art dolls


Jewelry making

Favorite Movies

My all time favorite is Avatar (in 3D of course). Also Benny and Joon, My Cousin Vinny, Mama Mia, Saving Private Ryan, Steel Magnolias. I am a big Johnny Depp fan, so any of the "Pirates" and now Dark Shadows. I like Kevin Klein, Tom Hanks, Colin Firth (he is the Mr. Darby to me) and Jodie Foster.

Favorite Television

Most programs on HGTV, Bones, Vikings, Criminal Minds, Body of Proof, The Voice, Designated Survivor, NCIS. I am also a sports fan, Nascar (go #11, Denny Hamlin), football and boxing (not mma or cage)

Favorite Books

When I read my nose is mostly stuck in a magazine such as Cloth, Papers, Scissors; Card Maker, Soft Doll or any jewelry making magazine. I can also be found at the library sitting on the floor looking at books in the Arts/Crafts section.


I love bright colors, tropical colors. I used to not like orange but over the last year I like it more and more and even find myself wearing it. I prefer jewel tones over pastels. I like floral and spice scents, also vanilla and of course lavender. . Things I like in general are

Our Creator, nature, Mother Earth, wind, sun, water, all things great and small. Being at the beach is a favorite. So is camping in the mountains..

Animals of all kinds, especially dogs and cats.

Hearts and being in love. Warm fuzzies and hugs. I am blessed with a wonderful husband.


Snail mail

Bling and more bling

gel pens, glitter pens

Hummingbirds, butterflies and dragonflies

Sea shells


Wind chimes

My Cricut

Lace, yarn, ribbon, fibers

embossing powder

Buttons and beads

embellishments, bits of paper and fabric

craft magazines

Romantic and Victorian goodies

Hand made cards, tags, ATCs, Mail Art and etc.

Stamps, rubber,clear and postage

Paints and inks, spray inks and dyes

turquoise blue glass figurines-especially birds or other animals

Owls and birds in general

Big, chunky jewelry. Rings, necklaces, pierced ear rings, bracelets, to rings and anklets. Silver, gold, copper and pewter tones. I do prefer silver and love moonstones. Doesn't have to be real. I can have more if it's not "fine" jewelry.

Thrift stores and treasure hunting (bargain hunting) Garage sales if I can get up early enough.

Dreams and new ideas

Anything handmade by you

I like exploring old graveyards but more for the history of them than scarry stuff. Not going there at night.

I like Civil War history and have walked the battlefield at Vicksburg, following the progress of the battle from both sides.

People who create and people who share. Kind people, people who have an open mind and do not judge. I have met so many great people here. Yippee.

Chocolate, coffee not tea. Must have Hazelnut creamer.


I don't really care for this category but I do understand the reasons for it. So here goes: I don't like cold weather or cold people, narrow minded people and people who judge. Venting can be good but there is never a reason to be petty.

Now that I have been swapping I do see the reason for this category although I know that some don't read our profiles.

Please no baby, kid's childish, wedding, Disney, cute-sie, religious and advertising items. No Kawaii. No Hello Kitty please.


@nosboh99 for Non Winning Lotter Ticket ATC. She was also the host.

Private swaps

I am happy to do private swaps and would welcome any suggestions as to what you would like to swap with me. I am especially happy to swap Mail Art and spirit/goddess dolls. I also make button fairies. Anyone who would like Florida postcards, I can get those for you.


wittmert rated for HMPC: Sender's Choice-July on Jul 18, 2017
Comment: Thanks for the Believe you can postcard!
Response: You are welcome, thanks for rating and for the heart
RockyBeach rated for Circle Mail Art on Jul 18, 2017
Comment: Thanks for your circles! Cool idea, I should try that too! Gosh, and also thanks for your kind words about my flickr. :) See you in further swaps!
Response: I loved doing the circles and your art is wonderful. Thanks for rating and for the heart
Tjace007 rated for WIYM August Stocking Stuffer on Jul 17, 2017
Comment: Thank you for my gift. :)
Response: You are welcome. Thanks for rating
MamaMangrove rated for Weird and Wacky July Mail Art on Jul 14, 2017
Comment: Hello across the Caloosahatchee! Love your different-colored-eyes lady with the morning glory headdress! Nice background too. These wacky holidays are such a hoot. Enjoy your family visit. I'm escaping our steamy weather in a few days to visit my brother in Colorado
Response: So glad you like your postcard. Thanks for rating and for the heart. Hope you enjoy your trip to Colorado
Comment: Thank you for the wonderful fireworks themed HMPC and heartfelt note.
Response: So glad you liked the pc. I love making them. Thanks for the rating and for the heart
FiWebster rated for CC: Fish postcard on Jul 12, 2017
Comment: Great postcard Bobbie!—fun syrrealism, and I love the colors! =smile=
Response: Thanks Fi, so glad you enjoyed it. Thanks for rating and for the heart
Lady rated for TPP: Postage Face PC on Jul 9, 2017
Comment: Love it - so much fun
Response: Thank you, glad you liked it. Thanks for rating and the heart
jillybird rated for CC: Stripes postcard on Jul 7, 2017
Comment: Thank you so much for the bright, beautiful postcard! And thank you for the sweet note on the back - it really made my day! (no fairies, by the way - good thing, because the jumbo mosquitoes we have after all the recent rain would carry them off!!) Have a lovely day!
Response: Awe, you are so sweet. It's nice to know it made you smile. Thanks for rating and for the heart.
marymary914 rated for CC: Moon postcard on Jul 6, 2017
Comment: Awesome postcard! Thanks so much! I'm happy to try and inspire you with my work. :)
Response: Thank you for rating and for the heart. I am gla.d you liked it. I enjoyed doing it
spicemom rated for WIYM July Stocking Stuffer USA on Jun 29, 2017
Comment: Hi Bonnie Thank you I will open it on Christmas day Spicemom
Response: Thank you for rating
shinyserra rated for Summertime MailArt on Jun 23, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the cute sailboat postcard! I love the bright colors and the water theme :) Going to Lake Erie is one of the highlights of my summer!
Response: So glad you liked it. I was raised in the Chicago area and I loved going to Lake Michigan. Thanks for rating and for the heart
Comment: Wonderful Create PC! Congrats on quitting smoking!!
Response: Thanks Gina, it has been difficult to quit but I am proud of how far I have come. Thanks for rating and the heart
bbsporty rated for HMPC: Put a "Dog" on it on Jun 19, 2017
Comment: Bonnie, I just love your postcard! Your little doggie is adorable!! I'm glad you enjoy our group. It's quite a bit of work but fun to run!
Response: So glad you liked your pc. I love collage and mail art is "my thing" these days. Thanks for the quick rate and for the heart
Fabriqueen rated for CQ: June Stuff my Stocking USA on Jun 14, 2017
Comment: Thank you so much! It's in my stocking for Christmas. Hugs, Diane
penelopesamuel rated for TPS: Mail Art - June 2017 on Jun 12, 2017
Comment: What a beautiful print!! I love the muted colors and added floral paper very much :) It is a lovely combination. Thank for the congratulations -- we've been together for 10 blissful years, so getting married was the icing on the cake :) Happy Swapping!
Response: I am so glad you liked it. It is not my usual look but I did like the way it came out. Thanks for rating and for the heart
mejulia rated for WIYM: Stocking Stuffer June USA on Jun 12, 2017
Comment: What fun, thank you!
Response: Thanks for rating
Angie rated for HMPC: Sender's Choice - June on Jun 12, 2017
Comment: Hey Bonnie. Thanks for the cool postcard. Yeah, I see people creating such amazing things in their art journals but I can't seem to get into them. I've started a few but not stuck with it. Maybe I'll try again. I hope you have a great summer too!
Response: Glad you liked it. Thanks for rating
wolfeagle rated for Ink Blot Creatures on Jun 8, 2017
Comment: Thank you so much. These are fun.
Response: Yes they were fun. Thanks for rating
graciepie49 rated for Mommaa: Create a Kit Round 2 on May 28, 2017
Comment: Hi Bonnie :-) . . . I really liked your flip book you made for this swap. I can understand your consternation with getting pastel colors for a retro theme. I also love bold colors for the most part, but I'm OK with softer colors in the right time and place. You did an excellent job pulling all the materials together to make a cohesive package especially considering that I think what you were sent was more of a 60's vibe than a retro one. This was an especially challenging swap for me, both the making of the kit and the using the kit to make an art piece with the given theme.
Response: So glad you like it Grace. It was good to be stretched artistically from time to time. This was one of those times for me. Thank you for the rating and the heart
YooperHill rated for CQ: Mail Art color challenge-usa on May 28, 2017
Comment: Love the PC! Yes, I have seen the Northern lights. They were visible in the sky where I grew up!
Response: Thanks for rating so fast. So glad you liked the postcard.

Rating Overview

Overall Hearts Stars Hosted
5.0000 607 145 151
Completed Fives Threes Ones
574 648 0 0
Type 1 Type 2 Type 3 Uncategorized
0 57 517 0
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pkpeace on Jul 11, 2017:

pkpeace on Jul 1, 2017:

pkpeace on Jun 14, 2017:

Thank you for the pretty, pretty June Muse!! xo

Tigerlilyknotwise on Jun 13, 2017:

Thank you for the fun napkins and tissue papers! I've been in a collage mood lately, so I'll enjoy using these :) Hope you're having fun furnishing that craft room!

bbsporty on Jun 12, 2017:

Thank you for the beautiful napkins and tissue paper you sent for the MOMMA June muse! I love to use them in backgrounds also!

Jamnj on Jun 9, 2017:

Cute moose! ❤️

susiescottsdale on Jun 6, 2017:

kiddomerriweather on Jun 2, 2017:

I'm so sorry for this delayed comment, but thank you so much for your sweet Mickey PC you sent me in the SEKS group. Your kindness brightened my day. Thanks a bunch, Suzanne.

anrtist on May 27, 2017:

Blessings, cc

bbsporty on May 27, 2017:

Thank you for the card you sent to my Mom! She really appreciated it!

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