Swap-bot Time: October 17, 2018 8:53 am


Date Joined: June 28, 2014
Last Online: October 17, 2018
Birthday: April 22
Country: United States
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About Me

Hello everyone. I am married, a mom to three adult children, and grand-mom to six grandsons. I previously swapped on Yahoo Groups however those have been in decline for several years. I belong to a few FB pocket letter and altered art groups and have swapped there. I've tried to swap more in SB however I've grown tired of tea and coffee swaps. I've just made an IG account specifically for my crafting, so hopefully I can swap there.

I tend to give people the benefit of the doubt and will hardly ever give someone a low rating unless you just completely flake out. I've purchased and sold enough online to realize that the postal service can and does hiccup sometimes.

I do not flake on people and I will always rate.

I'm looking forward to getting out of SB tea and coffee swap prison.

Be kind,

Have fun,

Happy Swapping.


Favorite Music

I'm pretty opened to all music.

I'm an 80s lady, so I always revert back to 80s pop and hair bands.

I also like music from the 60s, because my parents jammed to some of the best music of that time. Beatles, Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Motown.

I also love country music, because well I'm a country gal. Old school country as well as the new stuff.

I really never grasped 90s music except I will listen to some Goo Goo Dolls, Alanis Morrisette, Nirvana, Pearl Jam, and Alice In Chains.

I am also opened to some of the newer alternative groups.

Basically if it's not screaming at me and has as a good beat, I am game. I really love music. I can go from Bach and Gregorian Chant, to metal banging Iron Maiden at the drop of a hat. Add a little bit of whining Hank Sr., Jennings, and Cash, and well that pretty much sums me up.

Some favorite groups:

Pink Floyd

AC/DC--Like old school with Bon Scott may he RIP. Favorite songs: Sin City, The Jack, Go Down.

Van Halen


Fleetwood Mac and their lady Stevie Nicks. Love me some Stevie.


Dave Matthews Band

Red Hot Chilli Peppers


The Cure

Kings of Leon

Dropkick Murphys

The High Kings

Appalachia Rising (listen quite a bit while creating/arting)

Some favorite singers:

Stevie Nicks

Tom Petty




Vonda Shepard (good creating tunes)

Eva Cassidy

Annie Lennox

Sheryl Crow

Patty Griffin

Janis Joplin


Etta James

Mighty Sam McClain (listen to "When the Hurt is Over" and you'll become a fan too)

BB King

Eric Clapton

Audrey Assad

Sarah Kroger

Blake Shelton

Alan Jackson

George Straight

Kenny Chesney

Garth Brooks

Eric Church

Jason Aldean





Favorite Books

What can I say. I love books. I have my Kindle, but there is something about holding a book in your hand, flipping through its pages. While I do love fiction (no chick fiction please), I am currently working my way through the Western Canon and 1001 books to read before you die. I'm not sure that I will ever accomplish that. I tend to gravitate towards literature that increases my brain muscle.

I love the True Crime genre and I dearly love Detective Fiction.

I'm a short story and novella junkie. I usually read a gothic short story a day during the month of October to bring in the Halloween spirit.

Favorite Movies

I don't really watch a lot of movies. I would rather be reading or making something. Some of my favorite movies though are Shawshank Redemption, Beaches, Forrest Gump, Little Man Tate, Dead Man Walking. I usually gravitate towards the drama genre.

I am also a seasonal viewer of movies during the holiday season. I love the countdown to Halloween movies, and I really love the Hallmark Channel Christmas movies.

I also like

Favorite Television

I don't really watch a lot of TV, but I did love the Sopranos, Bones, SOA, Downton Abbey, and the GIlmore Girls.

I have a membership to both Amazon Prime and Netflix. I'm catching up on some series when I have time.

I'm currently catching up on American Horror Story and Call the Midwife.

Favorite Crafts

I love anything to do with repurposing items into something new. I love to paint, tear apart, etc.

Papercrafts hold my interest as well. I don't really scrapbook. however I use all of the supplies to make cards, altered art, collage, junk journals, ATCs. I love to die cut using either my Silhouette Cameo, or Big Shot Plus dies.

Woodcrafts, nothing more pleasing than using your power tools to make a knock off table, shelf, etc. I like the smell of saw dust :)

I knit and crochet. I can sew somewhat, but I don't consider myself a seamstress. I'm working on increasing my sewing skills. I want to sew clothing from a pattern.

I consider gardening a craft. I love to design a new garden space.

I also make homemade soaps, toiletries, and perfumes.


Decorating for Christmas, Halloween, Easter, St. Patrick's Day, Autumn.

Baking confections. Trying out a new recipe.

Scrapbook paper and embellishments


Old books

Blank greeting cards

Catholic icons, art, and spirituality

Ribbons and trim

Hens and roosters (I currently have 9 hens and 3 ducks, they are the new family pets)

Cardinal birds

Shabby chick, industrial farmhouse, vintage

Blues and greens, the colors of fall aren't too bad either.

Tea- I like both herbal and nonherbal. My favorite non herbal is English breakfast. I'm also a huge fan of bergamot. I like teas that have cinnamon and other spicy notes. My favorite nighttime tea is a blend of peppermint and lavender. If anyone would ever like to swap loose tea I could make you a herbal blend with some of the herbs I grow and harvest each growing season.

Coffee- Please do not send me decaf. I don't understand the concept and to me it tastes horribly flat. I'm opened to most flavored coffees. I trust your choices.

Chocolate, the more the merrier except anything with the coconut meat. I'm allergic to the actual coconut meat. Anything with coconut oil is ok. My body is weird like that I guess. I also do not like maple flavored chocolates.

Playing cards and game pieces

Journaling and planner supplies (pens, markers, stickers, disc-bound discs, bookmarks, paper clips, rubber stamps, ink pads, dividers, dashboards)

Postage stamps and postcards

Eclectic fibers, hand dyed fibers, non synthetic fibers.

Fabric flowers

Die cuts

Art supplies, acrylics, alcohol inks, rubber stamps, etc.

Dried herbs, lavender and mints are my favorites.



Kiddie stickers or teacher stickers.

Anything sugar-free. I can't stand the chemical aftertaste.

Do not send anything related to politics or social movements. I'm exhausted by it all.

Catholic items are all OK, but please do not send other religious or occult items.

I will add to this as I begin swapping again.


nadithings rated for Coffee Heaven # 1 on Oct 15, 2018
Comment: wow! you're so generous to give me Starbucks coffee!! and we don't have fall season and thanksgiving here so the decos is really something cool for me! thank u soo much for everything and I really appreciate it! sincerely Nadi
Response: Yay!! You received your package. I was so worried!. You're welcome. I'm glad everything arrived safely, and you liked the package.
Lazydaisy0104 rated for Halloween Black cat ATC on Oct 7, 2018
Comment: Oh. My. Goodness!! You are amazing!!! I love these so much. Thank you 😱💞
Response: So glad that you liked the swap. ATCs are so much fun. I've been looking at the different themed swaps on here of late and I'm absolutely amazed at all the wonderful and creative ideas. I just wish that people would post photos of the ATCs that they send. I love looking at other's art.
thelocalman rated for Coffee Heaven # 1 on Oct 7, 2018
Comment: Thank you so much for the wonderful coffee, postcards and notecard! I tried the hazelnut one and loved it, will save the starbucks ones for special cases haha. I found your note very interesting. It's really cool that you have stamp passports in your state and National Park, it's good for such national treasures to be promoted and visited. I like the postcards and it looks very beautiful where you live, would love to someday visit ^^ I also googled the Serpent Mound and found it very interesting, specially that there were cultures on the continent 2000 years BC! I just love ancient history. As far as Bulgarian traditions,we have a couple but I will tell you about one that is in some way close to Halloween. We call them Kukeri and they are local men that dress in a very interesting way with traditional masks and costumes and they scare away the the evil spirits. You can google them so you can see their very beautiful costumes and are pretty colorful haha. Thanks again for this awesome swap <3
Response: You're very welcome. I'm glad you liked your package. I looked up Kukeri. Very, very interesting. The masks and costumes are amazing. Isn't it funny that every single culture has traditions concerning evil spirits? I've always found each tradition fascinating.
MyRetroSoul rated for Halloween Postcard Swap on Oct 5, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the great postcard and for sharing with me your Halloween tradition. It really is a magical time of the year.
Response: You're welcome. I'm glad you liked the postcard. I thought it was an awesome vintage print. I would love to come across an original. I think it would add something to a Halloween themed ATC or other mixed media project. Hope you have a magical Halloween.
sunshinesuperman rated for Halloween Card Swap #4 on Oct 4, 2018
Comment: Thank you so much for the cool card. I love the envie and all the witches! Awesome! Hugs, Mona
Response: Hi Mona. You're very welcome. I'm glad the card arrived safely and unscathed. I'm glad that you liked the card and envie. Happy Halloween.
Bhindblueeyes rated for Tea Swappity Swap on Oct 1, 2018
Comment: There just are not enough hearts in the world (or at least on swap-bot) for this!! I was blown away because I was expecting 5-6 teabags in an envie, and I got an entire parcel of goodies!!! I know I can put this treasure to use, and I thank you so very much! I started working on yours before the weekend :) I hope you will be just as excited when you receive mine. Thank you again so much for really studying my profile and nailing it! :)
Response: You are very welcome, and I'm so glad you are pleased with the package. I had a great time putting items together. When I came across those old photo slides I knew those had to be sent to you because of your upcoming race. It's so funny, because I've had those in my stash for at least 15 years now. I never could force myself to use them in a project because I dearly love NYC too. I hope the other items result into some fabulous projects.
Jade43 rated for newbie welcome October on Nov 13, 2016
Comment: Thank you for the postcards and the socks. They're really lovely!
Response: You are very welcome. I'm glad you liked them.
VerreShana rated for FAST Swap - get/improve ratings! on Nov 7, 2016
Comment: Thanks for the lovely cards and beautiful colored enveloppes. All the best.
Response: You are very welcome. I'm glad you liked them.
Katana rated for newbie welcome October on Nov 2, 2016
Comment: Thanks Kelly! I'm looking forward to using the yarn and new pattern.
Response: You are very welcome. Hope you have fun with that yarn.
laurarc rated for FAST Swap - get/improve ratings! on Nov 2, 2016
Comment: Awesome set of lovely notecards, thanks very much
Response: You are very welcome. So glad you liked them.

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