Swap-bot Time: March 27, 2017 5:29 am


Date Joined: July 27, 2008
Last Online: March 26, 2017
Birthday: January 29
Country: United States
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About Me

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....

179 days as of 3/5/17


Helena8664 rated for Inside My Fridge ~e-mail swap~ on Mar 27, 2017
Comment: Thanks for sharing...your fridge was packed! :)
njstauter rated for Inside My Fridge ~e-mail swap~ on Mar 26, 2017
Comment: thank you for bringing me inside
MorahLaura rated for NSC ~ Scavenger Hunt ~ Green on Mar 20, 2017
Comment: What an interesting collection of green things! Thanks!
Response: I am so glad you like it all! I hope you can use it. Thank you for the heart!
mariamichelle rated for Craft De-stash! on Mar 4, 2017
Comment: I loved everything! Thanks so much!!!
Response: I'm so glad, glad it got there okay!!! Thanks for the heart!
Comment: Hi Cheryl, Thank you for the purple pocket letter and goodies. Purple is also one of my favorite colors. = )
Response: Glad you liked it all!
Comment: Loved the Baseball ATC. I now you all were celebrating this past year. I am a Texas Rangers fan. And yes i do love the color of purple.:)
Response: Phew, glad you like it. I was a little worried at first! Glad you are a Rangers Fan. I have a friend there, she's a fan too! Thanks for the heart!
Comment: Thanks for the great assortments of hearts!
Paulaeliza rated for Mixed media Heart pin. USA on Feb 28, 2017
Comment: Loved loved loved it!!!!! Thanks so much!!!!!
Response: Perfect! Thanks for the heart, and get well for mom!
Comment: Holy cow - what a wonderful surprise in the mail today! I love the butterflies and yes, a lovely pop of spring in this dreary Feb - I mean, it wouldn't be so bad if we had snow. I love it!! Thank you!
Response: So so glad you like it! Our side of the country is getting your snow! Thanks for the heart!!!!
Comment: Thanks for the heart images!!
Response: Very welcome, thanks for the heart!
Response: Thank you for the heart!!!!
Comment: THANK YOU so much for joining the APDG πŸ’™πŸ’šπŸ’›β€οΈπŸ’œ Lottsa Hearts! ;-) SWAP! I hope you enjoy all the lovely πŸ’œs on your profile as much as I do! Please ENJOY a lovely 5 πŸ’™πŸ’šπŸ’›β€οΈπŸ’œ RATING TOO! Blessings, cc
Response: As always you are the best and thanks for the heart1!!
Comment: I love all the hearts. Thank you so much. I hope you're well, and having a wonderful day.
Response: Thank you! I hope you are well also! Thank you for the heart!
Comment: thank you
Response: Thank YOU for the heart!
Comment: ❀Thank you for the pretty hearts to brighten up my day. The one with the '70s bubble letters made me smile! ❀
Response: I love writing my name like that still! Thanks for the heart!!!
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful images. Very nice.
Response: Thank you so much and for the heart!
Comment: Thank you for sharing those nice gifs :)
Response: You're welcome! THank you for the heart!
Comment: β™₯ Thanks for the great hearts. I always have fun with these swaps.
Response: Thanks for heart/. They are fun, but can be a challenge!
Comment: Thank you for all those hearts.
Response: Thank you! and for the heart
hull33 rated for Notecard w/flat surprise #1 on Feb 18, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the wonderful card and lots of goodies. Your note meant alot . Happy belated birthday to you also. Hope you had a great day.
Response: You are So welcome! Take care and write snail mail if you want! Thanks for the heart!

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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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