Swap-bot Time: March 18, 2018 6:21 pm


Date Joined: July 27, 2008
Last Online: March 15, 2018
Birthday: January 29
Country: United States
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About Me

January 2018--I'm taking a break from swapping, YES...I finally retired and I am going to organize my stuff. I started with my scrapping paper & actually found some useful paper for a scrapbook I am working on.

Just recently, I have been rated for more than 3 swaps without one word. I just don't get it! But, when I looked at the profile of one of my raters, she didn't respond much either...even when HER rater has said her house burned down. Oh well....which brings me to this....... While hearts are certainly NOT expected for every swap, when either myself or even YOU go out of the way to include something really extra, a plain 5 with or without a "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!

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 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!

> 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!


We have been married 25 years as of July 2017. No kids, but we have 2 four legged pups named Scooter & Oscar. 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

> 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!


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!


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;

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--for the pups!

Favorite Crafts

Beading, I make items & 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!

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, Humas, Catsup & Mustard

Lemon flavored stuff, Peanut butter,

NO nuts, to include:

Walnuts~Pecans~Almonds~Brazil nuts~Macadamia~Cocoanut~Hazelnut

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 sardines. Don't like raw tomato, Lima beans, 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, 2017! 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! ---

Cross Country Trip Plan

So........now that I have been retired for a little over 2 months and the government has deigned to finally pay me my money....I can plan my trip across the U.S. to visit all my family & friends from California to Florida, up the East coast and then back west thru Chicago, points west, to Las Vegas and home!


ariestess rated for Witchy Questions (March) on Mar 17, 2018
Comment: Thanks for sharing!
Chaosfay rated for Witchy Questions (March) on Mar 16, 2018
Comment: Thank you for sharing your story.
Zefaniya rated for SITU: Blind PC Swap March '18 on Mar 13, 2018
starmccoy rated for CQ: Purse Tassel on Mar 12, 2018
Comment: Love my tassel! You read my profile! Awesome swap! Also really nice choice of jewel tone colors!
Response: I am so glad you like it! Thank you so much for the heart !!!!
CajunLady rated for Witchy Questions (March) on Mar 12, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the interesting read.
Response: I’m glad you liked it, thank you for the heart! I wish it was as detailed as yours, which was wonderful!
schaefchen87 rated for ESG: Seven days of food on Mar 11, 2018
Comment: I am so sorry for my very late rating. My grandmother passed away in February and after it I had the flew. Thank you so much for sharing your yummy food. It is so interesting to see what people eat in other places. The lox bagel looked really good. What is mimosa? I have often heard the name but don´t know what it is made of.
Response: SO sorry about your grandmother! Don't worry about the late rating. Better late than never! Mimosa is champagne and orange juice! Yummers
njstauter rated for April Fool Goddess LAUFEY Charm on Mar 7, 2018
Comment: Nice charm! It will stay on my inside altar through the month of April and then go out in my fairy garden. Thanks for joining the swap and for all the audiobooks. You are wonderful in many ways.
Response: Thank you, and thank you for the heart! The last line of your rating is one of the nicest things every said to me! Thank you SO SO MUCH!
Comment: Thanks for sharing :)
pianoheart rated for Art/Craft Abandonment on Feb 16, 2018
Comment: I think I'll abandon your purse at the mall :)
Response: Sounds like a great idea! Wish I could be there to watch it. lol. Thanks for the heart!
Comment: Thank you for sharing!
Response: Thank YOU for the heart!
draco rated for ATP - Super Snarky Quotes on Feb 12, 2018
Comment: loved it
Response: SO glad and thanks for the heart!
Gobarb rated for ATP - Super Snarky Quotes on Feb 12, 2018
Comment: Hi Cheryl. I really like your Snarky Quotes Pinterest board. I saved a few of them on mine. I have over 200 of them! 🙂
Response: Thanks So much, great stuff! I'm SO sarcastic!! Thanks for the heart!!!!
tigerlily2110 rated for ATP - Super Snarky Quotes on Feb 12, 2018
Comment: Your quotes made me laugh, thanks
Response: THanks, glad I could make you laugh, it's the best part of life! Thanks for the heart!
MCGalaxy rated for ESG: Seven days of food on Feb 7, 2018
Comment: Better late than never
Response: Thanks and thanks SO much for the heart!
Comment: Thanks for sharing!!
Response: Thank YOU for the heart!
KawaiiMoriGal rated for Fun 2018 Email Swap #1 on Jan 7, 2018
Response: Thank you for the heart!
momma197464 rated for Fun 2018 Email Swap #1 on Jan 7, 2018
Comment: thank you for the email. loved all the answers. i love dogs also i have a service dog. Love and Hugs, Michelle
Response: thank you
milrose44 rated for Fun 2018 Email Swap #1 on Jan 7, 2018
kiddomerriweather rated for LBoE - Geeky Mashup on Dec 12, 2017
Comment: This shirt made me giggle: Tina as the Bride! Lol It would be a sight to behold! I liked the way you used fabric paint as an accent. That was a nice touch. Thank you for the great shirt!
Response: Glad you like it, thanks for the heart!
emiiy8 rated for Pinterest: My favorite flower on Nov 25, 2017
Response: Thank you

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njstauter on Feb 7, 2018:

I checked the books you sent and all CD's are present. I've listened to 2 and they are wonderful. Thank you so very much

njstauter on Feb 6, 2018:

Be the love you seek in the world

CurlyTea on Jan 29, 2018:

Happy Birthday!

njstauter on Jan 22, 2018:

I am enjoying the audiobooks. Just finishing the 1st Coben book. Love the genre. Thanks

njstauter on Jan 8, 2018:

the audiobooks came today!!!! My computer is down and waiting for the guy to fix it, but I am so excited....thank you so very much

Mugsie on Sep 6, 2017:

paperfilia on Feb 19, 2017:

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





Janevey on Feb 19, 2017:

APDG 💙💚💛❤️💜 Lottsa Hearts! ;-)

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

kdeorne1 on Feb 18, 2017:

APDG 💙💚💛❤️💜 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 💙💚💛❤️💜 Lottsa Hearts! ;-) Enjoy these hearts!!!!

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