Swap-bot Time: June 24, 2019 5:05 pm


Date Joined: September 27, 2017
Last Online: June 24, 2019
Birthday: November 23
Country: United States

About Me

I live in central Texas with three precocious cats, in order of age (NOT intelligence): LuLu (male), Baxter, and Cookie. I enjoy
* reading,
* paper crafting,
* journaling,
* planning,
* essential oils,
* knitting,
* gardening/xeriscaping,
* coloring,
* yoga,
* memory keeping smash book style,
* snail mail/pen palling/happy mail/postcards, and
* Bible journaling and study.

I read and write English.


I have always loved to read. I especially like mystery/thriller types of novels (John Grisham, Dean Koontz) and the occasional romance.

My non-fiction shelves consist primarily of Bible studies & theology, yoga, and genealogy & history reference.

I always have one hard copy fiction, one audible fiction, and 1-2 Bible studies going at a time.

media favorites

I enjoy television more than movies because I appreciate the talent it takes to keep the audience involved for years in a plot. All time favorites include Breaking Bad, The Sopranos, Alias, LOST, Big Bang Theory, and x-Files. I may have been a Survivor fanatic since it started. :)

I get hung up on fascinating podcasts sometimes. So much so that I want to take notes on them. Like Serial, Undisclosed, etc.

I spend too much time pinning things I'll never do on Pinterest or in craft swap Facebook groups.


I enjoy knitting (I can only do parallelograms - nothing fancy! - but I'm all about the scarves and potholders) and genealogy.

I'm still trying to find my paper crafting niche....I'm experimenting with making cards, pocket letters, embellishments, flip books, etc. I also love playing with paint. I use journaling cards, stickers, ephemera, etc. in my journals and planners. I use napkins for Bible journaling. So many napkins and bits and pieces that I love...I need to get into collages and glue books!

current junk journal themes that I'm collecting things for: * frogs,
* beach/sea,
* tea time,
* farm animal,
* bear,
* mouse

journaling & planning

I love memory keeping (smash book style, a little Project Life style) and planning. I've had a paper planner all my life and I love seeing more people getting involved in it. Some of the things I'm currently using:

  • Hobonichi cousin avec - memory keeping
  • Happy Planner classic - swap and pen pal logs
  • Happy Planner classic - scripture writing & gratitude
  • standard midori TN - planner
  • standard midori TN inserts - Bible studies, errand runner, craft supply inventory (it's a problem that I even need this)

favorite things

I collect/hoard journals and notebooks and office supplies and paper crafting supplies and napkins. It's an obsession.

I also collect mouse figurines and images, Gorjuss girl mini stamps, and location/vacation spoons.

I love butterflies, dragonflies, cats, and mice so they show up in my crafting a lot.

snail mail stuff

POSTCARDS! I love collecting postcards around the world and am a postcrosser! Please write a little about yourself... what makes your town special, what you're currently reading, what your plans are for the weekend. anything!. I love them addressed, written on, stamped, and well traveled!

PEN PALS! I love snail mail and would love to have more pen pals, especially outside the United States.

sending/receiving swaps

I mark items sent once I leave in an outgoing mail box or the post office itself. If I leave after my daily mail delivery, I assume the postmark is after the next day's delivery (and pickup) but considering how slow my mailman is, I can't guarantee it is even processed the same day! I try to compensate for this unknown in my sending. :)

If you don't receive, please PM me before rating. I may have a tracking number or other information to locate it and I am always willing to resend.

I rate upon receipt because that what I want people to do for me! But please know that I don't go to the post office to pick up mail every day. :)


crochetjunkie rated for Washi of the Month JUNE on Jun 24, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the lovely washi!!
MsBellaDonna rated for KKL: kitty photo and note on Jun 23, 2019
Comment: I loved reading about your kitties and the photo of LuLu and Cookie is just too cute! (I put it on the refrigerator.) Love and hugs to all! Thank you :)
Response: Thank you! When they can be interrupted (I have to tread carefully), I'll let them know they have a fan and got a heart!
RooBaRoo rated for CL: Traveling Book card Round 13 on Jun 17, 2019
Comment: Received rounds 13 & 14 together! :D Thanks for the cute extras!
Response: That is very weird! But at least it finally arrived!!
RooBaRoo rated for CL: Traveling Book card Round 14 on Jun 17, 2019
Comment: I understand the not reeiving the card to pass on ... happens to us all! Hope you get great recos!
Comment: Thanks so much for the wonderful Grumpy Cat card and sayings! They were wonderful!
vontakk rated for Scripture Postcard #3 on Jun 15, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the collection of washi! And I love how you addresses the envie! โค๏ธ
YooperHill rated for Swap Cards on Jun 15, 2019
Comment: WONDERFUL! Thank you!
Autist rated for Swap Cards on Jun 15, 2019
Comment: Trash Pandas!!! Thank you so much! Canโ€™t wait to use them!!
Comment: Thanks for the washis, Christy!
Zefaniya rated for Polka Dot Washi Sample Swap #2 on Jun 13, 2019
Comment: Thank you so much!!
Shellyr rated for SunFlower PC on Jun 11, 2019
Comment: love the postcard. It is great. Thanks.
GrannysNamesake rated for SMSUSA: Nesting Notecards! on Jun 10, 2019
Comment: I, absolutely, love your nesting cards and your creative string binding technique that holds them all together and the sweet washi tape neatly in place. The Beagle on the envelope is precious. I keep finding myself flipping through the note cards, all the pinks make my heart sing. Have a joyous spring - happy swapping
USAFwife rated for R&W Unread Shelf Project #2 on Jun 10, 2019
Comment: You've got some interesting books on your list! I liekd "The Introvert's Way" I think, and "Quiet" - read both a few years ago. And I'm curious to hear what you think about Adnan's Story - did you listen to the Seriel podcast? Good luck with your lists! :)
kssunlover1947 rated for Striped Washi Sample Swap on Jun 9, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the washi
Comment: Thanks for the lovely samples! I like the one with dolphin ๐Ÿ˜
phillaine rated for WIYM: Memo/note paper Swap on Jun 5, 2019
Comment: WOW! And holy smokes! :) Thank you for the fantastic and generous variety of papers. I'm having fun using them already.
Comment: Thanks for the washi!

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OrigamiGrace on Apr 1, 2019:

From Cheap Postage Group!


jenmcjen on Mar 17, 2019:

smadronia on Jan 1, 2019:

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May your 2019 be better than 2018, and your best year yet!


yvonne401 on Aug 17, 2018:

Welcome to Proverbs Women! It's great to have you here!



ChrisAnne on Aug 15, 2018:

Welcome to The Christian Heart and Home listed as The Christian Homestead (SB wonโ€™t let us change it). Glad to have you.

USAFwife on May 20, 2018:

Thank you so much for sending the additional information about Emily Dickinson! It was nice to learn a little more about her life. I appreciate you taking the time to send the additional information. :) Thank you! Cindi

Lucine on Dec 13, 2017:

Thanks for letting me know. I hope you enjoy playing in my mini rubber stamp book:))

simcoe54 on Nov 27, 2017:

PH: Postcard Tag - Thanks for the beautiful dog postcards. They will fit nicely in my collection.

Poohtat on Nov 17, 2017:

Happy Birthday!!

OrigamiGrace on Nov 7, 2017:

Thank you for a wonderful, awesome and delightful Random Envie from tag in the public forum!! Really lovely!!

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