Swap-bot Time: January 15, 2021 6:37 am


Date Joined: March 2, 2011
Last Online: October 25, 2017
Birthday: April 1, 1966
Country: United States
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Favorite Crafts

I love all sorts of crafts, including cake-decorating, sugar art, jewelry & beadwork, photography, collage & decoupage, mixed media, calligraphy, miniatures, painting, zentangling, sketching & watercolor, hand-sewing, and most other altered art and paper- and fabric- crafts.

Likes & Dislikes, Etc.

I am easy to please and difficult to offend.

I particularly like:
● dark victoriana ● retro ● vintage ● steampunk ● goth ● grunge ● macabre ● cemeteries ● curiosities ● cats ● fairies ● dragonflies ● burlesque & pin-up girls ● almost anything with wings ●

● anything sparkly/ shiny/ glittery ●

● Hallowe’en ● Mardi Gras ● Christmas ●

● pewter ● silver ●

● autumn colors ● clear jewel-tones ● deep, rich colors ● PINK! All shades, blush to fuschia & every shade between!

Not a fan of: ● gold ● "baby" pastels ●

Note for Jewelry Swaps: I like pretty much any style of jewelry, from simple to elaborate and everything in between. I much prefer silver or pewter-toned metals rather than gold-toned.

I have multiple ear piercings, so I'm not able to wear clip-on earrings. :)

  • My wrist size is 7", so bracelets should be between 7" - 7.5", please.
  • My ring size is from 7.5 to 8.5 - and adjustable bands are great for me. :)
  • I prefer necklace lengths to be around 21", more or less.

Favorite Books

I’m an avid reader, and usually will be in the middle of 2 or 3 books plus a couple of magazines at any given time.

I love audio books and my Kindles, but I'm a bibliophile at heart, so nothing can completely replace paper-and-ink books for me!

I have very eclectic reading tastes. I don't have a particular favorite genre, but tend to read most anything that catches my attention. When I read & love a book by a new-to-me author, I tend to compulsively read every book that writer has ever published before moving on to anything else.

Some of my favorite authors are Joe Hill, Anne Rice, Jodi Picoult, Gillian Flynn, Laurell K. Hamilton, Stephen King, Piers Anthony, Mercedes Lackey, Seth Grahame-Smith, Simon R. Green, MaryJanice Davidson, and Christopher Moore.

I am constantly re-reading several series: Anne of Green Gables, The Incarnations of Immortality, Harry Potter, and (yes) Twilight.

Favorite Television

My favorite TV shows are NCIS, Criminal Minds, The Walking Dead, Outlander, & The Voice.

Other than those series, I tend to watch whatever is on The Weather Channel, HGTV, The History Channel, National Geographic Channel, & The Food Network.

About me, in general

I like making people laugh. I don’t take compliments well. I tend to be a perfectionist. I cry at sad/emotional movies. I don’t like learning new stuff in front of people. I have a fairly extensive vocabulary, and I tend to think in big words that I don’t often use in conversation. I believe in the probability of life on other planets.

I believe spirituality/ religion is a deeply personal experience, and should be kept that way.

I’m a very tolerant person. I don't have time for people who are intolerant/ racist/ sexist/ homophobic/ judgmental.

Quotes to Live By:

  • “I believe that every individual is naturally entitled to do as he pleases with himself and the fruits of his labor, so far as it in no way interferes with any other men’s rights” ~ Abraham Lincoln

  • “I don’t care what (people) do, so long as they don’t do it in the streets and frighten the horses.” ~ Mrs. Patrick Campbell, British actress, circa 1910

  • "A nation that continues year after year to spend more money on military defense than on programs of social uplift is approaching spiritual doom." ~ Martin Luther King, Jr.

  • "Let us not seek the Republican answer or the Democratic answer, but the right answer. Let us not seek to fix the blame for the past. Let us accept our own responsibility for the future." ~ John F. Kennedy

I pledge...

♦ I pledge to always send out my swaps, and to always send them out on time.

♦ I pledge to fairly rate my swap partners immediately after receiving their swap item.

♦ I pledge to uphold the spirit of the Swap-bot community by always responding fairly, politely, and promptly to any communications from my swap partners and other members.

Flakes & Non-raters

My Swapbot disappointments:


@esclava for Freaky Foursquare Fabric Swap (August 2011). Kindly angeled by @cobaltgypsy

@Acornlovesyou for Share Your Craft Kit Swap (April 2011). He never marked the swap as SENT, he hasn't replied to PM, and he hasn't been on Swap-bot since April 25.

@jhibbs1969 for Simple Bookmark Swap #4 (March 2011). Kindly angeled by @Finfolk


@dillandavillain for Jewellery Junkies A Necklace For My Bloody Valentine (February 2012). As of March 13 she hasn't replied to my PMs, and hasn't been on Swap-bot since January 17.

@AussieMumJen for Share Your Craft Kit Swap (April 2011). She was the swap coordinator. As of July 8 she hasn't replied to my PMs, and hasn't been on Swap-bot since June 8.


CraftyDeeney rated for CQ Handmade Bracelet Swap on Sep 1, 2016
Comment: Oooh what a fun and adorable bracelet - all the charms!! Every time I look at it I see something new! Love it!!! Thank you
Response: You are most welcome: I'm very glad you like it. :)
bbsporty rated for CQ Election 2016 Mail Art on Aug 24, 2016
Comment: OMG! I love my postcard! I don't find many people these days who even know who Piers Anthony is! My dad gave me "Heavens Scent" to read when I was about 10. I've been hooked ever since! Thanks for taking the time to read my profile and make my postcard extra special!
Response: You're welcome - I'm glad you liked it. If you haven't read Piers' Incarnations of Immortality series, you really should check it out. I'll happily lend you my copies...
tigerlilly327 rated for The Gnome ATC on Sep 25, 2014
Comment: What an awesome 3D ATC! I've never received one like that before. Thank you for a great swap and for the extras as well!
Response: You're welcome - I'm pleased that you like it! ♥
janineureka rated for A Gnome goes on vacation on Sep 17, 2014
Comment: What a cute gnome - and he found the best B&B! I love the stars, too. Thanks, Jan (Janineureka)
Response: I'm glad you like it! :)
dragonflysandy rated for The Sky is the Limit! on Aug 10, 2014
Comment: Thank you for the PC you even sent extra ones and the fortune teller fish :) Though I must tell you that 4 out of the 6 cards you sent came off the note card paper. I think you need to use stronger glue or double sided tape. The are pretty pictures :) Wish I was there!
Response: I'm glad you liked them - I'm so sorry they came un-glued! Thank you for letting me know; I'll definitely use better adhesive next time!
reginale rated for Rachel's Easy Postcard Swap on Apr 4, 2014
Comment: Thanks for the cute postcard!
Response: You're welcome - glad you liked it!
ABackwoodsLife rated for Sewing Pinterest on Jan 21, 2014
Comment: Love all your pins! Lots of new ones that I haven't seen yet. And the quilting board - love it! I really like crazy quilts. I'm working on one right now for my baby girl.
Response: Thanks, glad you found some new stuff!
whit763 rated for Sewing Pinterest on Jan 20, 2014
Comment: Thank You! I found some fun things to make.
Response: You're welcome - glad you liked my pins. :)
Mugsie rated for CQ: Send me an Angel ATC - USA on Jan 14, 2014
Comment: OH MY Gosh Kimmberlie I LOVE my "mug" so, so much!! And I am so, so truly sorry for not rating sooner, I really am! I absolutely went nuts when I saw the mug cause it is so much like one my mother had when I was little. I love it and I can't thank you enough!! The Angel ATC are gorgeous... I love them both ~ you are so talented. I am jealous because I always wanted to be able to draw. I try but I end up re doing so many times! Love the 3D! Thank you so very much! XO Kelly :)
Response: You're welcome! I'm very glad you like the mug - I remember similar ones from my childhood, too. :)
Comment: Thank you! Very sweet!
Response: You're welcome - glad you like it. :)
Comment: Aww, he is darling!! I love your layering effect on the elf. Beautiful work! Thanks so much =)
Response: I'm glad you like it -you're very welcome! :)
patumma rated for CQ: Your Craft For Mine Swap - INT on Oct 15, 2013
Comment: What a lovely swap thank you so much! I love the cigar box it was packed in and all the jewelry is very nice and certainly things I will wear! I especially like the braclet. Thank you also for all the thoughtful extras. The jewelry findings are most welcome as I never seem to have enough and the cord is different than anything I have as arethe dominoes, I like that they are not heavy! A very thought ful swap! Hugs and hearts to you!, pat
Response: Pat, I'm so glad you like everything - have fun upcycling the wooden cigar box! :)
choke rated for CQ: Handmade Halloween Greeting Card on Sep 8, 2013
Comment: Wow, thank you so much for the very thoughtful swap!!! The cards are awesome, I look forward to using them this season :) I *adore* the Ohms's law sticky notepad, what a great idea. And the personalized needle holder will be great for my project box. The tips of my fingers thank you dearly for that one as I'm always having to dig a needle out of the bottom of the box, and usually that means usually at least one ends up in my finger. Thank you so much for the fun mail!!
Response: You're welcome - I'm very glad you like everything. :)
sunshinesuperman rated for Halloween Rating Booster! on Aug 24, 2013
Comment: Thank you so much for all "3" necklaces, WOW! Each has it's own wonderful magic. The flying monkey is adore. He is my favorite from the Wizard Of Oz. The captured fairy, LOVE IT. I have never seen one like this. I may have to hide it from Sage. Lastly, love the black cat and skulls. Thank you again for such a rockin swap! Hugs, Mona
Response: I'm happy you like everything! :) The flying monkey is made from shrink plastic; I made the captured fairy from a tiny little "doll" purchased at one of my favorite web sites, "Tiny Things are Cute." Enjoy!
Heirloom rated for Halloween Scavenger Hunt (USA) on Jun 3, 2013
Comment: Oh my goodness...you're the best swap partner ever. Love, love it all, from the spooky key to the handmade gift tags to the custom post-it pad (wow) -- and everything in between. Thanks for putting so much thought and skill into this swap!
Response: You're very welcome - I'm so happy you liked everything! :)
Comment: Oh wow I wish I could give you extra hearts, I was just overwhelmed with everything and love it all sooo much! The quill and ink well are super neat and I love the floofy feather :) The necklace is just lovely and the scroll was just fabulous not to mention all the other super stuff! Thank you again for everything!
Response: This was such a fun swap - I'm very happy you like everything!
Comment: WOW! I can see all the thought, effort and TIME that went into this magnificent bracelet! I love the elements you mixed together and the volume of beads on the bracelet - it is truly special! The earrings are super cute too! LOVE this swap! Thanks a million! : ) p.s. I put the bracelet right on my wrist as soon as I opened the package! WIN!
Response: I'm very pleased you like it. I think it really kinda says "gothbarbie," don't you? :)
pandessa rated for Halloween Themed Envies on Mar 23, 2013
Comment: WOW GREAT package. How did you know I needed return address labels..... VERY appropriate. I LOVE everything! The envies will be used up quickly. GOOD job! BTW I am wearing the pentacle necklace RIGHT now I love it! Sorry about crapping spelling! Have to clean my house BIG time, our German foreign exchange student will be here today, have seen her since the 80's! We are excited.
Response: I'm very happy you like everything. Have a great week!
malgosya rated for Heart felt ornaments on Jan 13, 2013
Comment: Oh, I received your heart felt! It is amazing!!! And pretty packed! Thank you very much for your wonderful work! And thanks for the card with kind words :)
Response: You are quite welcome - I am very pleased that you like it. :)
Pazia82 rated for Handmade Pincushion Swap-INT on Dec 24, 2012
Comment: I love what you made me, simply awesome. Fit for a Queen. Is there a tutorial for the handmade pins? I would love to try and make some. Have a wonderful and safe holiday.
Response: I used that fabric/piping to re-cover a wing chair, & thought it would make an elegant pincushion. I'm so happy you like it. :) As for the hand-made pins, there probably are numerous tutorials on the web, but I simply used beading pins, jewelry beads, & E6000 glue. Happy holidays!

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bjmonroe on Nov 22, 2016:

bjmonroe on Sep 22, 2016:

fireyvalkyrie on Oct 6, 2014:

I JUST keep looking at my little witch gnome and smileing THANKS again!!!!

fireyvalkyrie on Oct 3, 2014:

OMG my gnome ATC literally made me squeal with delight thank you so much iy made my day I am putting a ribbon on it and hanging it up on my wall!!!!! YOU ROCK!!!!

Heirloom on Jun 3, 2013:

...for the Halloween "13" Scavenger Hunt package!

gothbarbie on Apr 23, 2013:

So glad you joined my swap - and that I got you as my partner! This bracelet is super special (everyone go look at her Flickr acct and see the cute colorful skull bracelet!)!!!! THANKS AGAIN!!!

Mugsie on Dec 4, 2012:

OH MY Word I love it!!!! Thank you so much....

vick302000 on Nov 27, 2012:

Thank you so much for the most awesome stocking. You are great.

RyeRye on Oct 31, 2012:

purple24 on Oct 26, 2012:

Thanks for the birthday wishes. :)

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