Swap-bot Time: September 28, 2020 2:27 pm


Date Joined: September 22, 2015
Last Online: December 27, 2017

Country: United States

About Me

I am a proud to be from Minnesota, I grew up on a farm along the Minnesota/Iowa border, got married and moved North! I am a Christian wife and stay-at-home homeschooling mother of two beautiful little boys, ages 3 and 5, with our third little person on the way. Unfortunately, our new baby has been diagnosed with Potter's Syndrome (formed without kidneys) and it seems that we will only get to have our new little baby for a very short time after birth. We have set a induction date of March 23rd. I have been enjoying many different swaps lately, I am trying to keep myself busy while distracting away from the all to near future. UPDATE: On 3/11/16 we welcomed our third beautiful baby boy, Liam Christian, into the world, my husband and I were blessed to spend an hour alone with him before he passed on. He was an absolutely beautiful and perfect angel. I am finishing up the swaps I am currently in and will be taking a break, maybe adding one here or there for something fun to do - more distractions...

My tiny men rule my world with ninja turtles, mickey mouse, caillou and any game that involves a ball. My oldest son, Warner, has just discovered Star Wars - and he thinks it is just the best thing ever. My youngest son, Hendrik, is a huge fan of Paw Patrol and all of the other Nick Jr. shows. I love using paper crafts/stickers/target to escape the testosterone and slip back into girl world for a bit. If you wanna check me out on Instagram, I use the same username :) danaoslin

Favorite Crafts

Smashbook....making cards....scrapbooking...aspiring to be a planner girl, I use a Lilly Pulitzer large planner in "Tusk in Sun" it is beautiful! My planner is spiral bound, no dashboards :(

I do it all or at least try it all!! I love being crafty!

Favorite Books

I love books!! I love reading books to my sons every night :) I am pretty busy on a day to day basis so I haven't read anything for fun in a long time... My favorites are Harry Potter, Twilight saga, and the Hunger Games.

Favorite Movies

I am a huge kid at heart, I love that having children means that I can drag out my old Disney movies and go to the theater for new kid movies with no shame.

I love all things Disney, my favorites are Alice in Wonderland, Little Mermaid, Sleeping Beauty, Winnie the Pooh & Wreck-it-Ralph...i could go on ( and on...) but it would get ridiculous.

Napoleon Dynamite.

Pretty Woman.

Legally Blonde.

Dazed and Confused.

You've Got Mail.

Christmas Vacation.

Favorite Things

I love washi tape...I would appreciate washi tape samples to be sent on a playing card, they fit perfectly in my little organizer :)

My favorite color is blue, specifically light blue. I think my second favorite color is gold, but that could always change.

I love the color combo of black, white & gold, sooo pretty! Also, a new favorite combo is pink, mint green & gold.

I really like stickers, especially those that could be useful in my planner. I like tiny or larger puffy stickers, i am not a fan of other "3-D" stickers. I love scented stickers too, they remind me of my childhood :)

I love coffee, hot chocolate and black tea - breakfast teas...NOT Earl Grey please. Herbal teas are okay too :) I would love to try new or special flavors. Send me your favorite!

I like all kinds of candies, chocolate or caramels...I really only dislike any kind of licorice or raisins - even if they are chocolate covered. I don't like nuts, Snickers being the only exception. Peanut Butter is okay too.

My favorite animals are Rhinos.

Dala horses.

Anything that is Swedish or German.

I just love anything in the vintage style.

Tsum Tsum.



Project Life Cards and other journaling cards.

Target Dollar Spot.

Used postage stamps - especially foreign or just beautiful- I would absolutely love to get them as extras in any swap.

...did I mention Vintage?! such a favorite! :) postcards, die cuts, card stock, stickers...anything with a vintage subject. old cameras, typewriters, housewives, food, clocks...it is all very good.

Everything Harry Potter.

Anything Alice in Wonderland.

Charlie Brown and the whole Peanuts gang. ESPECIALLY A Charlie Brown Christmas! :)

Hello Kitty.

Winter is my favorite season. Christmas is my favorite holiday, I have my house decorated to the 9's for almost 3 whole months. I love my tree, it is just like a department store, all shades of blue and silver and a little white. I decorate the rest of my house in more traditional colors; red, green and gold.

Favorite Television

I love the Golden Girls!! My mother and I have watched it together since I was tiny, and I still watch it to this day...we relate things happening in real life with Golden Girls quotes, it's delightful.

Gilmore Girls.

Big Bang Theory.


Most of the TLC programming.

Alaskan Bush People.

Hallmark Channel movies on the weekend :)


I am not picky with the subject of a postcard, if I had to pick, I would choose a map or one of the "Greetings from...". I do very much enjoy the very touristy postcards - large state names (bold outlined letters with pictures inside) are the coolest :) If I were to have a wishlist, it would very simply include postcards of San Francisco, especially the Golden Gate Bridge. Also, I once received a Rhino postcard and it really made my day, I would LOVE more! I prefer my postcards sent in an envelope, naked only when the swap is specific.

Did I miss rating your swap??

Please drop me a message if I have forgotten to rate you. I know how important a rating can be :) I am very often pulled away from my desk by my boys and lose my train of thought.

Also, I probably won't respond directly from the swap-bot messenger, it never lets me send a message or even reply...I almost consider it a miracle when it does. Feel free to send an email if you can - or leave me your email in the s.b. messages, i can always respond that way! :)


kiwi2140nz rated for Stephanie & Dana swap on Sep 20, 2016
Comment: Thanks so much for the all the great pressed pennies you sent. Very happy to have the full set.
msgforjohn rated for California Postcard Swap on Aug 22, 2016
Comment: Hi, thank you for the Hollywood card! I like the raincloud sticker--I got a little confused for a moment, over the idea that it rained in Hollywood this week, before I realized that is NOT where you are! ;) Yes, enjoy those growing years; I know I miss them!
Comment: Thanks for the PC and the nice sentiment about my family. Jennifer
Vickyen rated for Find the PostCard - Bird(s) on Aug 18, 2016
Comment: Hi Dana! It was fun to get a visit from you and the loons look so happy - what a great pc! Thanks for sharing with me! Hugs and Happy Swapping! ;)
LizFinn rated for Elongated Coin Swap #35 on Aug 16, 2016
Comment: Thanks for matching penny and PC.
kiwi2140nz rated for Elongated Coin Swap #35 on Aug 16, 2016
Comment: Thanks for two great pennies and extra stickers and map card was a nice surprise.
SilverD rated for Postcard from your (last) Holiday on Aug 8, 2016
Comment: Very pretty, I can see why you take a drive there! Thank you!
squince rated for Black/White postcard swap -USA on Aug 8, 2016
Comment: Thanks
Concertgirl32 rated for Random (PC) - June on Aug 3, 2016
Comment: Hello Dana! I rec'd your Green Giant PC on 30jun16 - my apologies for not rating sooner. What a great landmark to have in your town - I bet he's had his picture taken a million times! :)
CAMILES rated for One Stamp Washi Swap #5 (USA) on Aug 2, 2016
Comment: Love the shoes and the other washi tape. Thank you very much. Have a great summer.
Comment: Thanks for the lake superior card, incorporating boats and after a close look, a car as well :) I'm sad to hear about the rain and floods, hope it's going better now or soon at least! The weather is so chaotic lately.
SilverD rated for TPW: Send 5 Postcards on Jul 30, 2016
Comment: Very interesting reading the postcards. Love the Slit Rock Lighthouse, so pretty! Thank you for the additional postcard also. 💗
Omnomidon rated for United States Postcards #3 on Jul 26, 2016
Comment: I love this PC! Weather is definitely one of my geek things lol. I have friends in Iowa and Illinois who have been posting a lot about heavy rains and flooding... hope all is well
imaisha rated for Happy Mail, Yay! #4 on Jul 24, 2016
Comment: Thank you very much for all the fun assortment of goodies based on my profile likes :) I especially love the stickers, Moomin tea and beautiful flower notecard ^_^ But, the postcards and washi samples are great too! So many cool stamps on the envie- lovely! ♥♥
judee0624 rated for Touristy Postcard swap #6 on Jul 22, 2016
Comment: Thanks! We'll gladly take some of that rain.
Comment: Thanks for the Split Rock Lighthouse postcard. Such a befitting verse for me and my husband. Thank you!!!
Comment: Cute set! Thanks!
Vickyen rated for Show us your country #1 on Jul 18, 2016
Comment: Hi Dana! TY for the lovely Lake Superior pc! Oh my, I hope the rain and flooding end without major issues - never good things! Hugs and Happy Swapping! ;)
catterly rated for Transportation PC Swap - USA on Jul 18, 2016
Comment: Thank you for the pretty hot air balloon pc! Stay safe in all that rain.
janw1988 rated for United States Postcards #3 on Jul 14, 2016
Comment: Hi Dana! It is very hot and humid here with little rain lately. I love watching storms from a distance! Hope the flooding has let off and you are safe.

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OrigamiGrace on Jul 31, 2016:


From Cheap Postage Group!

TC on Jun 17, 2016:

Hey, that Map Postcard swap - the host is suspended for being only 14 years old.

Lonestarchild on Jun 7, 2016:

Your extra replacements card arrived today. They are great -- but, really, no need to resend. thank you!

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