Swap-bot Time: November 17, 2017 9:36 am


Date Joined: August 22, 2007
Last Online: November 17, 2017
Birthday: May 27
Country: United States
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About Me

Hello everyone!

If there's a problem or concern with a swap (postage due or something else), please send me a message. I'm sure we can work something out.

I like both vintage and modern looks. Favorite color: changes daily. I have lots of blue, silver, deep red, black and white, soft greens. I try to welcome all colors - no discrimination. Currently into: ATCs, collage, knitting, and making charms. Have a soft spot for all things vintage. Basically, I like to make things - it's soothing.

Favorite Crafts: ATCs, knitting scarves and dish cloths, making matchboxes, magnets, and altered charms, collage, getting messy with inks and paint. I like paper crafts of all sorts. Very fond of rubber stamps, especially vintage inspired, artsy, quirky and mail themed ones.

Currently looking for: Cloth napkins (cotton print, all colors and styles, surprise me) old photographs, Milagros, healthy recipes that also taste great, embossed or textured paper, Japanese five yen coins, one of your favorite quotes, calligraphy tips and worksheets, tea towels/dish towels, ten million dollars :)

Likes: Stencils, beauty samples, fun beginner knitting patterns, collage sheets, vintage bird illustrations, air mail themed items, crowns, fortunes from fortune cookies, dresden scrap, Milagros, old photographs, stars, anthropomorphic animals, map themed things, typewriters, unusual or artistic rubber stamps, mini ink pads like Color Box Cat's Eye inks, keys, writing pens, little pins like those one inch button pins, hanging out with my dog (I have a rescue mutt named Lucky), exploring. Craft tools and supplies are my weakness - gently used is a-ok!

Some of my favorite crafty things are Somerset Studio magazine, 7 Gypsies paper, Staz-On ink pads, Paper Source, subway tokens, old tape measures, old pins and jewelry from thrift stores. I love tote bags of all kinds (helps me pretend that I'm organized). Always looking for reusable grocery bags with a nice design or quirky look (if you have a bag from Piggly Wiggly, l have a Trader Joe's bag with the SF design to swap with you).

I like trying candies and foods from different places. (Do they still sell Bassett's Milky Babies in the UK or is it just Jelly Babies now?) I like dark chocolate the most, then all the other chocolates, macadamia nuts, and berry favors. Love going to farmers markets. On the lookout for healthy, yummy, real food recipes. Finally broke down and splurged on a Vitamix (it's loud!) so your favorite recipes for that would be great.

Also, surprises are wonderful!

Dislikes: Glitter that gets all over the place, Disney, flashing graphics, foam stickers, people who swap but don't rate, coconuts (coconut oil is ok). Not really into Kawaii or cutesy things, although some of it is fun. No friendship books, sticker books, etc. please since I don't do those things.

Collects: Old keys and photographs, unusual writing pens, foreign coins, old metal bus/subway tokens.

Personal: Married to a great guy who likes to see me tinker with ideas. No kids. One dog named Lucky. Love the idea of swapping - both the giving and receiving. Who knows what inspirations will come through the mail!

For ATC Swaps

For themes, I'm drawn to vintage, nature, birds, houses, bingo, butterflies, the moon, postage stamps, postage stamp people, hearts, and minimalist designs. When sending to me, don't worry if we like different things. Send me what you like.

I usually make collage ATCs. Most of them have a star somewhere. That's just my thing :) When I make a card without one, my husband says things like, "Where's the star?" "Are you sure?" "How 'bout an asterisk?"

I also seem to reach for my favorite stamps and images over and over. So if we're in a lot of the same swaps, you might get twins. Or triplets. Trade them out! If you're bothered by that, just message me and we'll switch out a new card. No big deal.

Other Favorites

Crafts, jazz, and dogs come to mind. I love to go hunt for things (as in stuff, not bears). Favorite movie: Cinema Paradiso. Favorite books: varied. Past favorites include I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings (Maya Angelou), The Corrections (Jonathan Franzen), A Personal Matter (Kenzaburo Oe). For non-fiction, how to craft books seem to pile up around me.

I like to swap because I enjoy seeing other people's creativity. It's fun to see what others like to make. Thanks for reading, and enjoy your day.

Tags, Games, Notes to self

CPG Nov. wishlist sent to BasketWorks15 (11/9)

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Comment: such a pretty envelope
Response: Glad you liked it! Watered down Distress inks then Tsukineko Brilliance for shimmer :)
Sazza rated for *Copy Cat Advent/Countdown Swap #2 on Nov 15, 2017
Comment: I love this envelope! I look forward to opening it in a few weeks. n.n Thank you!
Response: Glad you enjoyed it! Have a good week šŸ™‹šŸ»šŸŽ„šŸ’Œ
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful envelope! Adding it to my stash to open in December
Response: Iā€™m so looking forward to December šŸ’ŒšŸ’ŒšŸ’Œ
pkpeace rated for *Copy Cat Advent/Countdown Swap #2 on Nov 13, 2017
Comment: Such a pretty envelope!! Thanks! xoxo
Response: Hugs! Stay warm šŸ™‹šŸ»ā„ļøšŸŒ§
luluvision rated for Copy Cat Advent / Countdown Swap on Nov 8, 2017
Comment: Ooh! What a great envelope and the gnome is guarding it and keeping me from opening it until December! Thank you!
Response: Ha! That gnome takes his job seriously. Better keep an eye on him :)
CurlyTea rated for Copy Cat Advent / Countdown Swap on Nov 7, 2017
Comment: Thank you so much. I can't wait to start opening these... but I will wait... I will.
Response: Advent calendars/swaps are fun but I know what you mean. I want to open them right now :)
Comment: Your envelope arrived a couple days ago but I must have forgotten to save the rating...sorry about that... and thanks, this is fun!
Response: No worries! I just sent them so that was lightning fast. This is going to be a fun month(s) šŸ“¬
mgallardo68 rated for Quote Postcard - Inspiration on Aug 25, 2017
Comment: Beautiful postcard Bonnie and the quote is amazing!! What a great leader was Mahatma Ghandi. Thank you so much for these words, came in great time. Lovely swap! ā™„
Response: I'm glad you enjoyed it! I really love that quote, too. Have a terrific weekend :) šŸŒ·
Kskollections rated for ATC 2017# 31: Paint -USA- on Aug 21, 2017
Comment: Thanks for the resend! I wasn't worried. It is beautiful! I will let you know if I get the original. Love the stamps on it!
Response: I'm glad you enjoyed it! I like those stamps, too. Have a great week :)
lauriew rated for SSUSA: First Swap ~ Send Anything! on Aug 7, 2017
Comment: Thanks for sending a wonderful package.The stickers are beautiful.
Response: I love those stickers, too. Happy to hear you enjoyed it :)
knitterofhats rated for Mail Art - Sender's Choice on Aug 4, 2017
Comment: Thanks for the lovely solar eclipse envie and goodies! Love it!
Response: Glad you enjoyed it! I love that stamp :)
piratejimbob87 rated for Photograph ATC SKY on Jul 30, 2017
Comment: Thank you the wonderful mail, the envelope was lovely, as was the notecard, and I loved both the ATCs! :)
Response: Happy to hear that you enjoyed it. Have a great week :)
KatlynAva rated for 5\5 ATC swap (USA) july on Jul 29, 2017
Comment: Great ATC, thanks for sending!
Response: Glad you enjoyed it. Have a good weekend :)
jkendall0023 rated for 5\5 ATC swap (USA) july on Jul 26, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the extra gorgeous paper. I am in love with your ATC!
Response: That's so nice to hear! I'm glad you enjoyed it. Have fun with the paper :)
HollyBear rated for 5\5 ATC swap (USA) july on Jul 26, 2017
Comment: Thank you for your Connect with Nature ATC. I really like the face stamp. Thank you for the quote you included, I agree. The owl stamp on the envelope is so cute.
Response: I'm glad you enjoyed it! I like that little owl stamp, too. He's got that look :). Have a good night!
Momta3luv2Quilt rated for 5\5 ATC swap (USA) july on Jul 25, 2017
Comment: Thank you! Your owl surely is very perky.
Response: I wish I had his energy :). Have a great day today!
BeadDiva rated for 5\5 ATC swap (USA) july on Jul 24, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the ATC. I like the paint color and the color you used on the stamp. Very cool on the Bingo card...good idea.
Response: Glad you enjoyed it. Have a good day today :)
dobie256 rated for ATC 2 - Free Themed #115 (USA) on Jul 22, 2017
Comment: I knew with you as my partner I was in for a special swap ... and you didn't disappoint! Cute envelope, INCREDIBLE eclipse postage stamp (my first), excellent quote greeting card. I love the ATC. Perfect theme, beautiful color palette, fun techniques. Thank you so much for the details on how it was created. And then you top everything off with an elephant Cavallini postcard. Wowie Zowie! <3 x 100! šŸ˜
Response: I'm so glad you enjoyed it! It was nice swapping with you again šŸ˜€. I love those eclipse stamps, too. Interactive postage - genius idea. Thanks for the wonderful comments. Have a great weekend!
Comment: Nice ATC! Thank you!
Response: You're welcome :). Have a great weekend!

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Ryleighsmom on Nov 14, 2017:

Your wishes sent via AWG Nov wishlist made my day!!! I love how you put the postage stamps on the paper ornament and the Box Tops!! Awesome!! Many, many thanks!! šŸā¤ļø

Marryth on Nov 14, 2017:

Thank you so much for the pretty washi tape samples towards my CPG November wishlist - they are appreciated! ā™„ I really like the little star ornament too. :)

anicka22 on Nov 14, 2017:

Thank you very much for the wonderful Tim Holtz people. Mail from you is really the best!

CurlyTea on Nov 10, 2017:

simcoe54 on Oct 31, 2017:

CPG: Who likes.....tag? Global players! - Amazing postcards of Oregon. Thank you!!!

MissPaula on Aug 25, 2017:

Happy Ten years on the Bot!

sweetpea22 on Jun 22, 2017:

Thank you so much for the stamps for the Who Likes...tag US ;o))

bigmamabird on Feb 24, 2017:

Thanks for the one stamp envelope of fun papers for the MPU forum tag! There's some really cool ones in there, like that textury blue one!

nwgirl on Feb 6, 2017:

Thank you so much for the ATC RAK! I loved all of the ATCs but also adored the cute package you sent...thank you, thank you :) Can't wait to try the tea - perfect for a snowy Seattle day!

simcoe54 on Dec 26, 2016:

Thank you for all the great items that you sent for CPG: Stationary RAK. My favorite items are the map postcards. Happy Holidays!

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