Swap-bot Time: July 21, 2017 7:36 am


Date Joined: April 26, 2014
Last Online: July 20, 2017
Birthday: June 5
Country: United States
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About Me

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Little Kaeda Dixon Minezawa was born December 2nd. We are proud grandparents:) She is adorable!

We are enjoying life in Camas, WA. I'm slowly getting the craft room unboxed (I am taking care of the rest of the house first)- please forgive me if I'm slow in getting ATCs finished.


Love Snoopy and Woodstock, Gibbons, Dolphins, and Flying Geese. Am a Gemini and born in the year of the Rat. Loving the Moana movie too.

Reading Agatha Christie and watching BBC murder mysteries (nothing too scary or gory). Love Sherlock!!!

Love all animals - especially cats, wolves (son is crazy about those), rats, and ferrets.

Love to be outside on a warm day or inside in front of a fire on a cold evening.

Love writing to my pen pals, holiday decorating, Hence the name dartha - my son named me this one Christmas (darla+martha)

I am:

More of a tom boy than a girlie girl.

Addicted to: washi tape and wooden veneers, anything snoopy or woodstock, dolphin postcards, making mini books.


Favorite Colors: Grey, green and blue Favorite Music: Happy by Pharrell-Williams, Goyte,and Jason Mraz. Favorite Books: Agatha Christie Favorite Movies: Rise of the Guardians, RED, Transformers, Mummy, DaVinci Code, Guardians of the Galaxy, Warm Bodies: Favorite TV shows: Sherlock, Poirot, Miss Marple, Midsomer Murder Mysteries, the IT crowd. Favorite Crafts: Mixed Media mixing found items (crap to some - treasures to me) with store bought, mini books, scrapbooking, quilting, photography.


Bicentennial quarters 1976 Anything to do with: Year of the Rat, Snoopy, Alice in Wonderland, Harry Potter, BBC Sherlock

Post Cards:

Especially love: gibbons, dolphins, crows, and cats.
Artsy, cartoony, realistic.... Also am crazy about snoopy, ufos, and robots...
Not into gory but I love the holiday Halloween.
Absolutely love the beach/ocean and everything to do with it. And waterfalls. Started collecting state maps. Prefer cards naked and stamped.


Pink Lemonade Teas: Nettle tea, chai tea lattes at Starbucks Coffee: Mocha

Favorite Colors:

Green, grey and blues are my absolute favorites, but lately I have been into pink and orange together? But all colors are great!

Wish list:

Your handmade art; Need the number Marvy # 2 cassette craft punch - was able to get all the others. Anything Snoopy or Woodstock; 1976 Quarters (Bicentennial). Used foreign stamps, Used "Year of the" postage stamps -foreign or domestic - especially year of the rat; heart shaped (rocks, shells, or wood); stationery and post cards; Small things to use in art or journals - love metal, broken chains...


Worknesh rated for Harry Potter letter #17 on Jul 18, 2017
Comment: I loved the swap, I loved the way you've written all this. Your handwriting is perfect.
Comment: Thank you so much for the postcard. I really liked it a lot. It's got so many details too 😊 Our summer's been unsuccessful, weatherwise that is. Mother nature punishes us for something. I checked your temps, nice and warm, I envy you 😃 Have a great summer 😊
Response: I hope Mother Nature gets her act together and brings Summer to you soon!!! take care, darla
Comment: Darla, thank you for the great lighthouse postcard. I will be sending Carina's postcard in the next round. Shirley
Comment: Hi Darla! Thank you for the extra pc and I loved hearing about the squirrel! What an awesome experience! Hugs and Happy Swapping! ;)
Comment: Thanks for great variety of pc's that fit lots of my interests, and extras, too! You're so kind. Even hard to pick favorites -- but I do adore the Cavallini glittery Paris card and that classy retro phone on the Flow postcard!
Comment: Thanks
Comment: Wow!!!! This totally made my day! Thank you SOOOOO much for the wonderful space-themed postcards, and the rub-ons! I'll definitely use those! <3 Wish I could give more than one heart! <3 <3 <3
Response: So very glad you liked them!!!! have a wonderful weekend, darla
sperkows rated for Harry Potter letter #16 on Jun 25, 2017
Comment: I really love the stickers thank you so much!
Comment: Thanks for the great package Darla, can't wait to open everything up in October. Thanks for participating in my swap, hope you can join us for another one!
Comment: Thanks for sending me some good profile picks and extra's!
Comment: Thanks for the awesome card! I love the mouse and elephant one.
debtea2 rated for HS Mini Pocket Book Swap on Jun 15, 2017
Comment: OMG I am totally blown away by you Flip book it amazing and all the little tucks and extras awesome.. thank you so much ...Many hearts
Comment: Thank you so much! Thanks also for the extras! Hugs, Diane
widelo123 rated for Three Postcards in an Envelope #4I on Jun 10, 2017
Comment: Darla, thank you for the postcards. You really moved clear across the United States when you left Havelock. We are enjoying our retirement years here and every one that comes from New England just loves to go to Atlantic Beach. The water temperature up North is not bathtub warm water. Brrrrr! Shirley
jaimiemarcotte rated for Harry Potter letter #15 on Jun 3, 2017
Comment: Thank you!! Jaimie
Comment: Thank you for passing on Sarah's card and for the three others.
EllieBeth8 rated for 5 Postcards to 2 Partners #130 on May 11, 2017
Comment: Thanks for all the great postcards!! Have a nice day! Shelley
Comment: Fun cards! Really like the botanical one! Thank you!
shellyc rated for WIYM: Mini flipbook birds on May 1, 2017
Comment: Thank you very much for creating such a lovely flipbook for me! I loved the way you decorated it and can use all the goodies too! Thank you ~♥
ShellyLynn816 rated for Harry Potter letter #14 on Apr 26, 2017
Comment: Thank your for the letter and all the extra! I love the pressed pennies!

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susieq11 on Jul 6, 2017:

Just got the lighthouse postcard for AATW June today! I'll bet it's so pretty on the coast! Happy you had a nice trip and thank you for thinking of me again!!!! xxxxxc

susieq11 on Jul 4, 2017:

Hi Darla!! Thank you for ALL the gorgeous stationery and poodle postcard (!) for AATW June!! I hope you're doing well and having a great 4th!!! XOXOXO

goinjenny on Jul 4, 2017:

Thank you for the wonderful envie of goodies in June AATW

kaypendragon on Jul 3, 2017:

TY for the AATW wishes! The washi is awesome and the postcard is adorable!

anrtist on Jun 24, 2017:

for the batik FQ & NCs!

Blessings, cc

CurlyTea on Jun 5, 2017:

ReadMoreBooks33 on May 20, 2017:

susieq11 on May 13, 2017:

Just wanted to say hello!!! Have a great day!

KateKintail on Mar 5, 2017:


Winnie-the-Pooh in a Bag profile check. Time for a small smackerel of something!

susieq11 on Feb 26, 2017:

I can't thank you enough for the February AATW - you have spoiled me rotten this month!!!!!!!!! Snoopy, dog stamps, and that amazing Taurus necklace! I can't wait to do that!!! Thank you for your thoughtfulness and generosity always. I really do appreciate it so much. You made my week and month very special!!!

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