Swap-bot Time: March 30, 2017 1:26 pm


Date Joined: August 9, 2012
Last Online: March 30, 2017

Country: United States
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Profile edited March 19, 2017.

Unfortunately, the prices are SO high here in the US for mailing Internationally, I will be doing so minimally :(

I ♥ Ernie and I love Snail Mail!

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*I won't flake!

If you have not received something from me, then one of the following has happened:

1. The Postal Service has lost the package or is running late.

2. I am on my deathbed.

3. I AM dead.

So, PLEASE contact me if you don't receive something from me. I am honest and want all my recipients to be happy!

I live in Virginia, U.S.A. I am a later-in-life bloomed artist. I never thought I had an artistic bone in my body until I started scrapbooking, then realized that I do have a knack for it. Now I gone from that, to Smash/ Junk Journals, to ATC making, to many other Paper Crafts. I love all these projects and am up for private swaps, if you'd like.

I run a group called, Paper on Steroids- please join if you qualify! We would love to have you, if you are determined to stay flaker-free!

If you want to host a swap in the Paper on Steroids group, let me know and I will make you an Officer!

PLEASE DO NOT SEND ME HOLIDAY OR NATIONALISTIC ITEMS. BECAUSE I really HATE to have to throw things out because they are against my beliefs/ values. PLEASE READ MY DISLIKES BELOW, THANK YOU SO MUCH!

I pledge to ALWAYS check profiles before sending even when not specified, because I would want the same done for me!!

I almost ALWAYS reuse packaging, so please expect this and know that I don't mind at all receiving recycled packaging!

I am a mother to five kids with only one left in the nest.

I have been told once or twice that I am a Magpie

I teach my child at home, do paper crafting, Journal, listen to a lot of different music, love to read my NWT copy of the Bible, find vintage items at thrift stores, and I LOVE everything Snail Mail!

I am diligent at rating.

I Pledge to Rate

Please note that if I post that a swap was sent, it may mean that I placed the item(s) in the big blue box, and if it was after hours, it will be picked up and sent on its way the following business day.


Stuff I love:

Private Swaps

Profile-related Swaps

Tim Holtz, Seven Gypsies and anything like it

the colors: grey, black, dark shades of any colors gunmetal, copper, steampunk-related colors

dMb (Dave Matthews Band)

top (twentyone pilots),


Doctor Who, specifically the 11th doctor,

Mario/ Nintendo, Portal & Animal Crossing geekery,

The Hunger Games, Maze Runner, The Giver, Ender's Game, City of Ember series


praying MANTIS,

sharks, rays,

Koalas, red pandas,

Steampunk/ Grunge/ Grungy-style,


Vintage paper stuffs, ephemera,

Bigfoot/ Sasquatch/ Yeti stuff,

Matryoshka dolls (Russian Nesting dolls),

Shopping in Thrift Stores,


washi tape (NOT from Dollar Tree though, it doesn't even stick! haha)

locks/ keys (especially old ones and metal bits in general)

doodling & calligraphy & handwriting, in general,

vintage or different shaped decks of cards, especially the Aces and Face cards

Stuff from my childhood like: E.T., Monchichi dolls, Ziggy, Raggedy Ann & Andy

I love VINTAGE items and LOVE searching for them in thrift/ 2nd hand shops!

This is my Amazon Wish List

Favorite Crafts

ATC's- My ATC Collection- click here

Ephemera based scrapping/ junking/ smashing



aLteREd ArT

Mixed Media projects, Collages

the colors grey, black, gold, dark shades of all colors, but no bright colors for crafting supplies-no florescent, please

brads, mostly metallic colors like brass/copper/black/gunmetal,

ribbon bits/threads (think Boho) not printed ribbon or girly/cutesy stuff,

ALL Things PAPER pretty much!


I DON'T Care For/DON'T Want/*Don't Need the following:

  • religious and Patriotic things (I am a very religious person, but I REALLY would not be interested in receiving religious things of ANY nature, in swaps)

  • Halloween-related items like dark, scary, creepy or horror things, Wiccan items and also, zombies, Harry Potter, Twilight movie stuff, vampires in general, etc.

  • Holiday or Birthday items

  • girly-girl, floral or pastels,

  • Dollar Tree WASHI tape

  • Alpha stickers unless typeset

  • perfume/ flowery scented items

  • "country" themed or Western themed items,

  • pastel colors or floral; shabby chic is fine

  • Americana

  • teacher reward stickers

  • Baby related items

  • Wedding-related items

  • Sports-related items

  • coffee

  • tea

About MyFamily:

I have a teenaged gamer son. I also have 3 other children who have left the nest!! How did I get this old?

My son has Asperger's, a high functioning form of Autism.

He loves:

Marvel, Steam, Minecraft

Favorite Television

I love:

Doctor Who,

Stranger Things, (epic story-telling!)

Sherlock BBC,

Shark Week,

Science themed shows,

Some Sci-Fi

nature shows,

Family comedies like, The Goldberg's & The Middle

Judge Judy, too


astrodogg rated for Private Swap: doulakk & astrodogg on Mar 30, 2017
Comment: I was so excited when I got this package! So much stuff packed into that envelope. I loved every single item you sent me. :) You are so sweet. :) Thank you so much! :D Many hearts to you friend! :D
Response: Aww, you are so welcome! I am so happy that you loved the envie and that you did a private swap with me! And, remember to re-apply to join Paper on Steroids when you meet the guidelines. yay! :D♥♥♥♥♥
Artfreak16 rated for ATP: 2017 MEGA Washi Swap #3 on Mar 27, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the tape
Response: You are welcome, thanks for rating! ♥
CutePenguin rated for ATP: 2017 MEGA Washi Swap #3 on Mar 27, 2017
Response: Thanks for rating!
asddsa28 rated for ATP: 2017 MEGA Washi Swap #3 on Mar 25, 2017
Comment: thank you for the washi. You did a grate job on the envelope! You even put in an extra washi thank you. they will get used.
Response: Wonderful!! I am glad you liked it. Thanks for rating and for the heart!
babsohio rated for ATP: 2017 MEGA Washi Swap #3 on Mar 24, 2017
Comment: Great washi. Thanks
Response: Wonderful! Thanks for rating and for the heart!! ♥
Junebug505 rated for ATP: 2017 MEGA Washi Swap #3 on Mar 23, 2017
Response: TY for the heart!!!! ♥
Jenicat rated for ♥Journal/ Collage Fodder♥ on Mar 22, 2017
Comment: Thanks for the fun journal/collage stuff 💜
Response: You are welcome, Jenicat! I hope you can use the goodies! Thanks for rating and for the heart, too!
TwoTurtles rated for ATP: 2017 MEGA Washi Swap #3 on Mar 21, 2017
Comment: Thank You!!
Response: you are very welcome...thanks for rating and for the heart, too!! ♥♥
moonfayri rated for ATP: 2017 MEGA Washi Swap #3 on Mar 21, 2017
Comment: Thanks for the fun washi!
Response: You are welcome, thanks for rating and for the heart!! ♥
Comment: Thanks for the fun one ring journal and the extras. What fun!
Response: You are very welcome! I am glad it arrived safely! ♥ Thanks for rating and for the heart!!
Created46 rated for ✄Two New✄ on Mar 16, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the wonderful package, I had not noticed it was just me and you for this swap. Thank you for the stickers, the mustaches made me laugh.
Response: Yay, I like when my partner is tickled with what I've sent! Thanks for rating and the heart and for being my one-and-only partner! haha
Comment: Thanks for the fun goodies! :)
Response: You are very welcome! Thanks for the heart and for rating!
Comment: Thank you so much for the beautiful butterflies and the other paper goodies . I appreciate the invitation to your group <3
Response: You are very welcome! Thanks for rating and for the heart! ♥
Comment: Thank you for the colorful package! One of the kitties on the post card you sent is practically the twin of my Jimmy
Response: Oh, yay! I am so happy you enjoyed at least some of it! Take care! ♥
shirleyinCA rated for PBS: From Me to You #9 (USA) on Feb 25, 2017
Comment: Loved your bold colorful envelope -- and you chose wonderful items for me to delightfully fill the envelope! I love the interesting papers and mini envelopes. Such lovely, quality ephemera presented in glassine envelopes! Ooh, that Victorian paper doll girl in clown hat with her elegant gloved arms will be fun to create with! Love the classy playing cards. Really each item is unique and amazing and I just keep smiling! Enjoyed your note. You are clearly doing a great job as mom/teacher to your son by letting him learn based on what interests him most. I agree with you: paper crafting and journals are exciting! I love the feel of paper -- from embossed to slick foils to rough handmade to silky smooth -- paper is great fun! It was fun getting to know you better and thank you again for the nice goodies!
Response: Yay, so happy that you love the items and the envie!! Thank you so much for taking the time to rate and for the heart, too! ♥♥♥♥♥
edgetorn rated for <1 oz Journal Fodder on Feb 24, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the fun package! I love how you decorated the envie and your swapbot stamp! Love all the goodies...the poppy washi tape...so cool! Hearts!
Response: So happy that you liked it!!! Thanks for the heart!!
amyduff rated for It's Yours! Destash swap for 1 stamp on Feb 13, 2017
Comment: You rock! That's was an awesome goodie envie! Thank you very much for sending me happy mail and would love to swap with you a junk journal! Let me know!
Response: yay, so glad you liked the stuff that I sent! Thanks for rating and for the heart, too!♥
boriquaz rated for Torn Paper ATC on Feb 7, 2017
Comment: Thanks for hosting and for the great ATC!
Response: Thanks for joining! I am happy that you liked it! ♥
sherryg221 rated for AMMM: Robot, Alien, UFO Postcard on Oct 21, 2016
Comment: Thank you for the handmade postcard! Fun!
Response: So glad you thought it was fun... thanks so much for the heart and for rating!! :)
lady41701 rated for USAPC: Paper Towel Roll Surprise! on Oct 11, 2016
Comment: Thanks so much for taking the time to read my profile and choose things I like. You done well. I loved and can use everything you sent!
Response: Oh, wonderful! Thank you for rating and for the heart!

Rating Overview

Overall Hearts Stars Hosted
5.0000 475 155 167
Completed Fives Threes Ones
493 540 0 0
Type 1 Type 2 Type 3 Uncategorized
3 65 425 0
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RyeRye on Sep 14, 2016:

Welcome to Inspiration Station~

phillaine on May 25, 2016:

to a whole new year of Profile-Based Swaps!

raven on Feb 29, 2016:

user2637 on Dec 2, 2015:

Check out the coolness!! Vain, I know. ;) :)

kittyhahahotbot on Nov 10, 2015:


anrtist on Sep 2, 2015:

APDG~ Artistic Profile Deco Group Welcome! ;-) Lots of fun swaps to choose from Or join them all! MAYBE even Host a few too ;-) I really hope you enjoy the group!!! ;-) Blessings, cc

ladydy5 on Jul 7, 2015:

So sorry to hear about your beloved Mom. Hope you are doing a little bit better. I approved you to join us in 9 Little Pockets when ever you can pick a swap to do.

valentina22 on May 20, 2015:

So sorry to hear that you lost your mom also.

Angeljewele on Apr 18, 2015:

I am so glad you like my tag. Happy Swapping

user2637 on Apr 17, 2015:

Got your POS tag today and the charms are so cute! I love the cleaver, hehe. Thanks so much! :D :D

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