Swap-bot Time: June 17, 2018 9:07 pm


Date Joined: July 27, 2007
Last Online: June 17, 2018
Birthday: September 17
Country: United States
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Thanks for reading my profile. I am inspired by the fabulous artwork I get in swaps to try new crafts and techniques to become a better artist myself. Thank you for the awesome art you have made - I feel very grateful to be the recipient of such wonderful work. There is a lot of talent here at swap-bot!

I finally got brave and put my art on Flickr. And I put it all out there - the good and the not-so-good. But hey, I am ok with the not-so-good - practice makes perfect and I am still learning and growing! I will try not to post anything before I mail it at least but if you want to be surprised, just don't look ahead of time just in case. :)

I think I am pretty easy to please but if you have any doubts or questions, please feel free to PM me. :=D. If you sent a swap and I did not rate you, please contact me. The only reason I would not rate you is that I have not received the swap. After a fair amount of time, I will always contact you about sending it before I give a less than 5 rating.

If I send you a swap and I don't see a rating from you in a week-10 days, I will ask if you got my swap. I am happy to resend any swap that got lost in the mail. Please contact me if you are expecting a swap from me but do not get it.

Favorite Books

Reading is one of my favorite things to do ever since I learned how. I love cozy mysteries, especially British ones. Also read some sci-fi, chick-lit, historical fiction & just plain fiction. I read whatever my mood dictates and lately I am on a YA dystopian kick and an occasional biography. And I love non-fiction animal books. I'm not into vampire, horror or paranormal books - that stuff creeps me out! And I can only take romance books (unless they're more chick-litty) in small doses (LOL). I am a member of bookcrossing (dancing-dog) and bookobsessed. I have an online wishlist I can point you to if you're interested!

Favorite Music

I like a lot of different types of music - like classical, piano music of all sorts, Scott Joplin rags, 60's folk music, the Beatles, most rock, pop & jazz, mid-eastern, Spanish, Celtic, new-age, oldies. Not too crazy about rap, hip-hop, opera, heavy metal or country but I try to be open-minded!

Favorite Movies

I love the original Mary Poppins and The Sound of Music. My favorite drama of all time is Schindler's List. I'm also a Disney & Pixar fan.

Favorite Television

I almost hate to admit it but I like a lot of the crazy "reality" shows on now particularly those that involve self improvement or improving people's conditions. My current favorite is Long Lost Family. And this is nerdy but I love game shows. I don't watch a lot of TV but when I do it may also be an animal, home, garden, fashion, DIY or food show or possibly Cops or Forensic Files.

Favorite Crafts

I like to do crafty stuff now and then and sometimes make book strings. I also play around with making jewelry. I enjoy making ATCs and appreciate anything I can use to make them. It takes me a while to get into a craft - I have tried matchboxes and whimsey jars and do keep my eye out for something new to try once in a while. Looking forward to trying flip books or zines soon. And on my bucket list is taking classes on drawing, painting with water colors and pottery.

About Me

I recently retired and enjoying having more free time. I still volunteer dog-walk at a local animal shelter and am part of the cleaning crew at a cat rescue once a week (I love all animals). I try to do some art, reading, dancing (although not much lately) and gardening in my spare time. I've just started taking yoga and am enjoying it. I also love to travel and wish I had more time and money to see the world. :=D

Other Likes/Dislikes:

I love: Food: almost anything but nothing too spicy and please, no raisins. Love most coffees including flavored coffees & cappuccino-type mixes. Love most teas although I prefer black teas over green or herbal. Love fruity teas. Don't like licorice/anise tea or anything heavily cinnamon. I also love hot cider and hot chocolate.

Candy: love anything chocolate. Fond of tropical fruit flavored Lifesavers. Don't care for gummy or sour candies.

Colors: blues and greens and I favor cool colors over hot.

Girly stuff: light flowery scents but nothing too fruity, charm or beaded bracelets, kind of have an obsession with lip gloss. Have pierced ears & like small, delicate-looking earrings.

Playthings: hmmm... like jigsaw puzzles when in the mood, trivia games but can never get anyone to play with me, crossword puzzles, word games.

Would love to receive art pens, sharpies, fancy brads, pretty papers, unusual looking ribbons, embellishments to use on ATCs, stickers, small pieces of fabric, double-sided craft tape, washi tape, ATC blanks & backs, address labels. Pretty much anything you send I can find a use for.

I like things with flowers and/or dragonflies, garden or nature themes, dog-related items, dance-related items, handmade bookmarks, fun socks and miniature sizes of things (not dollhouse stuff, just little things).

Do not like: super glittery, blingy stuff (a little goes a long way with me), blood, guts & gory stuff, neon colors.


123Poggy123 rated for Paint Sample on Jun 16, 2018
Comment: Using 2 different paint samples is a very clever idea. I love it. I really like the Tim Holtz bird. Thank you for the goodies for me to use.
TamiTam55 rated for SWL ~ Summer Reading PC #1 on Jun 15, 2018
Comment: Thanks for the recommendation. If you like autobiographies you might like Spaceman: An Astronaut's Unlikely Journey to Unlock the Secrets of the Universe by Mike Massimino. Read well.
cindylouwho rated for ATCoin on Jun 14, 2018
Comment: Hi! Thank you for the beautiful ATCoin! You know I love unicorns. It's so artistic and inspiring as I hone my skills on these new coins! And also, thank you for the extras!
luvbird rated for VS - Vintage ATC w/ a Birdcage on Jun 14, 2018
Comment: MJ, thank you so much for the darling little ATC card. So cute! I love all the little details...the cut out paper that frames the card, the background paper and that darling little bit of cross stitching is just icing on the cake! Love it! Thanks for the nice extras also.
BeckyG56 rated for YTPC: Simple Mail Art Envelope on May 29, 2018
Comment: Thanks for the beautiful envelope, with my favorite birds! Thanks for all the goodies, too. I love your prints on the tissue paper! Well done!
ilaurea rated for Two Years Old on May 29, 2018
Comment: Thanks so much for the cute 2 canaries. (I have 2 yellow canaries) The ATC is well done and thanks for the extras, too
Lantana149 rated for MMPC - Mixed Media ATC w/ a Lady on May 24, 2018
Comment: I love all of it! Starting with the decorated envelope, the pretty papers and most of all the ATC, great job! Thank you.
PaperPassion rated for VS - Vintage Skinny w/ a Lady on May 22, 2018
Comment: Beautiful skinny.Love the story which is so well depicted .Thanks for all the extras and for a job well done.
stephiedee rated for MMPC: Make Me Happy ATC on May 22, 2018
Comment: Thank you for TWO great ATCs, MJ! I do the same thing with these kinds of MMH things - start one way and end up with something else completely. :)
toni rated for VS - ATC w/ a 1950's Housewife on May 14, 2018
Comment: love the atc and the extras! thanks!
wolfeagle rated for Crazy Cat Lady Returns -USA on May 8, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the adorable ATC. I want to be on a beach, sipping a drink also. ;D
turtles27 rated for Crazy Cat Lady Returns -USA on May 7, 2018
Comment: Great ATC and extra goodies! Thank you so much!!!
Kskollections rated for Owl ATC on Apr 30, 2018
Comment: Creative
PaperPassion rated for ATCO: Sender's Choice April on Apr 30, 2018
Comment: Great ATC love the vintage look.Thanks so much.
purple24 rated for Coloring In A ATC on Apr 29, 2018
Comment: Thank you for such a beautiful ATC. I absolutely love it. And thank you for the extras.
honeybee rated for USATC: Let's Swap Houses! ATC Swap on Apr 22, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the great ATC. I love it!
January rated for VTH: Vintage ATC with a ticket on Apr 21, 2018
Comment: Thank you - the ATC is so pretty and definitely vintage-feeling - great job! PS, your peacock notecard is so pretty and I am going to love seeing it somewhere in my journal :)
Kalalinga rated for USATC: April Free Theme ATC Swap on Apr 16, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the lovely & clever ATC. Thanks also for the extras which are great!
RetroChik rated for MMPC - Mixed Media ATC w/ a Moon on Apr 1, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the awesome moon ATC. Sorry for the delay in rating.
Kskollections rated for SUSA - Skinny Card w/ a Dancer on Mar 19, 2018
Comment: Very cute! I love dancing the tango!

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RiverTopanga on Feb 18, 2018:

Profile Check for Group: Artisan ATC Mixed Media ATC. Have fun with your mixed media... remember, making a mess is part of the deal! Happy Swapping :-)

CurlyTea on Sep 18, 2017:

wolfeagle on Feb 8, 2017:

ty Thank you.

luckycharms on Dec 22, 2016:

Merry Christmas

Mareree10 on Dec 20, 2016:

Welcome to the Skinny Swappers Group!

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RyeRye on Jul 2, 2016:

Inspiration Station~

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