Swap-bot Time: August 19, 2017 5:54 am


Date Joined: July 27, 2008
Last Online: August 19, 2017
Birthday: January 29
Country: United States
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About Me

July 2017-----Won't be logging in much until August 2017. Vacation & too much to get done about the house! Please be patient with my reply time!

I give out hearts a lot and while I don't "expect" hearts for every swap I am in, when I go out of my way to include something really extra, a plain 5 and "thank you" is truly a bummer. Makes me want to write that person and ask what was wrong with her their stuff. If no heart, how about a few words???

I CHECK & TRY TO FOLLOW PROFILES OF ALL MY PARTNERS, even if not a profile specific swap!

> January 2017!! ==Busy year for me. I turn 60, my husband will be 55. We will celebrate 25 years of marriage in July 2017 and I may retire right after that, or look for another job in another federal agency. So, please forgive me for not doing many swaps these days, OR, if I don't email you back right away!
> I am only doing USA Only swaps, I can't afford the postage, unfortunately, even to Canada. Not only that, the 2 low ratings I did receive were from Europe and because of postal reasons.

I love purple!!! All shades, They are all lovely!


I will be married 25 years this July 2017. No kids, but we have 2 four legged pups named Scooter & Oscar. We both work, but I am "jonesing" to retire! Lately my time is spent making jewelry and eyeglass holder chains out of beads or wasting time on Facebook. I am making jewelry more now, check out my Pinterest above or Flickr

Check out my hubby's cute as can be artwork on Zazzle at: http://www.zazzle.com/crittersbytp+gifts

> I was a PASSIONATE scrapbooker, but I have cut down on that too. I've started cross stitching at night to keep me from grazing. Only with STAMPED patterns!


I love to give away stuff that I have. I have SO much scrapping stuff that I'm overwhelmed! > I COLLECT MAGNETS!!!

The more unusual the better.

I have all U.S. magnets shaped like the maps of each state already! I love unusual magnets, from everywhere, I have over 1000 & need more! > I am REALLY into purple. I don't like all things purple, & I don't only have purple things, but I do have a lot of purple. Not just "purple" either. There's lavender, wine, burgundy....you get the picture. Since I'm a scrapbooker, I work on my vacations, my dogs, parties, general life things. I make books for friends, & co-workers when they have special occasions. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ August 2013--We just adopted a rescue dog, his new name will be Oscar the Cocker. He is 6 and very well trained and gets along well with Scooter who is a mini-poodle that loves to "kill" all the toys we give him. His fav is the Penquin from Madagasgar that talks. I found it at Target, but they don't sell them anymore!

I am lucky that my local post office lobby is open 24/7, so if I mark a swap as sent & it's a Sunday, the P.O. will send it out the next day, Monday morning or Tuesday if that Monday is a holiday!


Zots-any size & thickness;

Elmer Glue Spots

Combined Romance/mystery books on CD-current times;

Magnets-cute ones-from your home town/state/country;

Dotee faces;

flat "bling" jewel like pieces for gluing;

STAMPED cross stitching projects-NO religious or kitty cats please;

vintage telephone anything;

vintage television anything;

Cary Grant stuff;

Thin Man stuff;

Tom Jones stuff

Charlie Chan movies on CD or VHS;

Madagascar stuffed penguins that talk

Favorite Crafts

Beading, I make & sell them



stamped cross stitching;

Card making I have the Cricket Imagine, so I'm going to start making more cards!


Likes & Dislikes

I like :

Fabric remnants! I can't go near a fabric store without going to the remnant section. What I do with it, who knows? BUT, I have it if I need it! I've started wrapping gifts with them, tied with a nice lace ribbon & voila...beauty!

Bling, can't have too much of it, don't need glitter, have enough!

Shiny self stick gems, any size & color

Beads- -~~~~seed beads,

~~~~~shiny beads, not huge, but 1/4 inch & smaller; any color

Adhesive, to include the following:

~~~~~~Zots, ~~~~~~Elmer Glue Spots

~~~~~~HERMA refill adhesive things, both dots & squares--I prefer permanent NOT re-positionable. I use a lot & all kinds.


I DON'T care for:

Kawai, or any Anime stuff.

I don't need anything that's going to collect dust, so no little figurines unless it's specific to the swap, please.

Food & Drink Likes & dislikes


PLAIN peanuts ~~~~ Pistacio nuts ~~~~Pepita's

pasta ~~~~ white sauces, ~~~~cheese, NO FETA

MOST vegetables

Flavor enhancers from the dollar stores that are powder & perfect for water bottles. NO LEMON please. coffee, ~~~~tea strong black tea is my favorite. ~~~~rum flavored teas

Champagne, ~~~

especially raspberry flavored & Almond too! Basically it's all I drink, to the point where it's my "calling card", along with the purple. I carry a bottle with me when I go visit anyone, not only for me to drink, but to be a good guest! Mama didn't raise no fool!

REDUCED SODIUM sunflower seeds everyday! They carry them at the 99cents store! Not the Dollar store, but only at 99cents stores. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


NUTS see list below, nutty flavors.

Green Tea


Catsup & Mustard

Lemon flavored stuff

Peanut butter,

NO nuts, to include:




Brazil nuts




I don't like nutty flavored anything, even though I eat plain peanuts, I don't like them in candy, bread or brownies. I don't like coconut, hazelnut, etc... No Humas, sardines. Don't like raw tomato, Lima beans, catsup, mustard, relish or ANY SPICY FOODS! I don't eat salsa, corn tortilla's, but I love Frito's. Go figure!

Favorite Books

Books? I have to read/listen to books on CD, I get them from the library. I can't read anymore...I have found that I have a slight case of dyslexia & I've been missing out on a lot of text. :)

I recently started listening/reading the Library Mystery series books. They are so cute!

I'm obsessed with JD Robb's Eve Dallas! I will only read them in order, I'm all caught up to Feb, 2016! I like Linda Lael Miller's time travel novels, Faye Kellerman & Jayne Ann Krentz! I love time travel, from now back to the past, like the move Kate & Leopold.

I love mystery/love stories and love stories with vampires.


Favorite Television

NO REALITY, except Food network or HGTV.
~ I watch all the CSI's/NCIS', I record everything I watch, I use to have 5 VCR's, but now I have one DVR. I still have 2 VCR's, just in case of a recording emergency! You can't always DVR "on demand" so I record it

Gastric Bypass

I had Gastric Bypass in August 2001. I've lost 102 lbs, I started at 220. If anyone wants to talk about it, please let me know. I'm pushing the surgery, & if you've had it & can't seem to get past a plateau, let me know! I can help you "move" that stuff!!

Been Flaked on by....

CrafyAnimalLover for scrapping stocking full of supplies 12/2014

JHIGGS1969 for Dangle Earrings 3/2011~~~

IamAlwaysIn for Turn the Light ON! (Lightswitch Cover Swap)~~~

Bex in Rainbow lucky parcel-----

Shelley Daunis (shelleydeanne) in the Chanukah/Hanukkah Eight night $/thrift Store Swap----

Melissa Pilla (f150girl) in the Jewish Pen Pal / Hanukkah Surprise swap----

Rayne Wilson (Rayne) & Christine Kraft (NekeaVordai) in the MEGA Christmas 2009 Ornament Swap! ---

Retirement Countdown

So....my plan is to retire when I have 30 years of service at my job. That is August 30, 2017. That is in the middle of a new pay period. To make it easier on everyone concerned, haha, I'm making my last day 8/25/17. Unless I have a better offer at another agency. Here comes the countdown....

Well, 8/30/17 is just 11 days away and I can NOT retire! My 2004 KIA literally DIED in my driveway in May. I was forced to buy a new car and the monthly payment was not in my retirement plans! Maybe in January 2018!


supersquirrel rated for A πŸ’Œ1PLG-Summer Share on Aug 18, 2017
Comment: Thanks so much for your amazing package. There are so many of my favorites - rub ons, sequins, washi, shaped clips, brads, gems, flowers..... I'll be able to make some great pocket letters with all these elements!! Thanks for such the generous swap!!
Response: Wow, that got there fast! SO glad you liked it and can use it! Thanks for the heart!!!
Comment: Thank you for the great PL. I would love to go to Paris one day. My eldest daughter just got back from there and she loved it.
Response: Glad you like the P. Thanks for the heart!!!
Ajijic rated for TIAZ: Paper in a baggie-US Only on May 24, 2017
Comment: Thanks for the terrific package, I like everything but especially the sheet with swap-bot labels. Very cool. Thanks so much.
Response: You are so very welcome, thanks for the heart!
JudalineZ rated for ALW ~ ATC on May 20, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the ATC yes I loved Wendy the witch from the Casper the friendly ghost show and comics.
Response: So glad! Thanks for the heart!
Comment: Thank you for the ATC :)
Response: you are welcome!
Comment: Thank you.
Response: you are welcome!
Comment: pretty, thanks !
Response: you are welcome!!
BluGinhm rated for Meander Mini Book on May 10, 2017
Comment: I've been meaning to rate you for a couple of days and keep getting distracted - sorry! I love the sweet little book you made. I'll treasure it! Thanks!
Response: So very glad you like it! Thanks for the heart!
Comment: Thank You :-)
Response: Thank YOU for the heart!!
jannieb rated for Mega Free Theme ATC Swap - USA Only on May 9, 2017
Comment: Thanks for the ATC & for joining my swap.
Response: Thank you!
Comment: Thank you. Is this a photograph of an ATC that you created?
Response: Sorry, don't remember. I sent different ones to everyone, can you describe it email me! :)
Comment: Thank you!
Response: Thank you!
coleenfranks rated for IS: Key Chain/Purse Charm USA on May 8, 2017
Comment: Cheryl, Loved both of them. Hanging now on my purse. Thanks for doing my colors. You are sooooo sweet.
Response: You are very welcome. Thank YOU for the heart! Enjoy them!
Comment: Thanks for the pennies :) Cute groundhog one!
Response: Glad you like them! thanks SO SO much for the heart!
SusanSpooky rated for Message in a Bottle USA on Apr 22, 2017
Comment: I got your bottle, unfortunately it arrived broken but that isn't your fault. I'm not sure if anything fell out, but thank you very much for the goodies and the nice letter I got! :)
Response: I am so sorry!!!!!!!!
Comment: very pretty! What kind of markers did you use? they look so vibrant.
Response: I can't remember, can you email me a pic????? thanks for the heart!!
Purplmyst rated for NSC ~ Fat Quarter ~ Purple ~ USA on Apr 19, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the fantastic fabrics; I love them both!!
Response: Yay!! Thank you you for the heart!
MCGalaxy rated for Alaska fun spots: PINTEREST STYLE on Apr 17, 2017
Comment: Thanks for sharing your board.
Response: Thank YOU for the heart!
WicKeDGlitTEr rated for Magnets! on Apr 13, 2017
Comment: I just so happen to love the movie Frozen and the saying "I'm not clumsy I fall gracefully" fits me to the T lol Thank you for the fun magnet!
Response: So glad you like it! Thanks for the heart!
KatlynAva rated for Pinterest Postcards on Apr 13, 2017
Comment: Thanks for sharing your board!
Response: Thank you!!!

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paperfilia on Feb 19, 2017:

Hi! Here are your hearts from me for APDG ❀ Lottsa Hearts! ;-)





Janevey on Feb 19, 2017:

APDG πŸ’™πŸ’šπŸ’›β€οΈπŸ’œ Lottsa Hearts! ;-)

Hello! Here are some hearts to brighten up your day. Enjoy :)

kdeorne1 on Feb 18, 2017:

APDG πŸ’™πŸ’šπŸ’›β€οΈπŸ’œ Lottsa Hearts! ;-)

Here are some of my favorite hearts as of today. I hope you are having a good day.

~Karin / kdeorne1

Crazipurplelady on Feb 18, 2017:

APDG πŸ’™πŸ’šπŸ’›β€οΈπŸ’œ Lottsa Hearts! ;-) Enjoy these hearts!!!!

Keebzler on Feb 15, 2017:

APDG πŸ’™πŸ’šπŸ’›β€οΈπŸ’œ Lottsa Hearts! ;-)

Hello! Hope you enjoy the hearts!! Sharing the love this February β™₯

Sending β™₯β™₯β™₯β™₯ to you


christineann79 on Feb 14, 2017:

APDG πŸ’™πŸ’šπŸ’›β€οΈπŸ’œ Lottsa Hearts! ;-)

I just love the beach! I would be a beach bum if I could get away with it!








ema819 on Feb 13, 2017:

APDG πŸ’™πŸ’šπŸ’›β€οΈπŸ’œ Lottsa Hearts! ;-) Hello, I hope you have a Happy Valentine's Day.

MLouiseOliver on Feb 12, 2017:

Hello. All of these hearts are for the Lots Of Hearts Swap. I hope you enjoy these, and are having a wonderful weekend, and have a wonderful week.

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anrtist on Feb 12, 2017:


This is your profile deco swap ~
APDG πŸ’™πŸ’šπŸ’›β€οΈπŸ’œ Lottsa Hearts! ;-)

THANX for joining the Lottsa Hearts Swap!

Love & Blessings! cc

SuZignomeMoM on Feb 8, 2017:

APDG πŸ’™πŸ’šπŸ’›β€οΈπŸ’œ Lottsa Hearts! ;-)

After putting those flashy hearts on my profile I decided I wanted to go a different direction. What better way than to find hearts in nature? Here are just a few I found.




tree trunk


Minnehaha Falls. Minneapolis

Just proves Mother Nature has a big heart.

Enjoy SuZignomeMoM

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