Swap-bot Time: January 19, 2017 3:23 pm


Date Joined: August 22, 2015
Last Online: January 19, 2017
Birthday: February 9, 1974
Country: United States

About Me

Hello, my name is Mindy and I am from the surrounding suburbs of Chicago. I am a mom to 2 teens. I love animals; I have 4 cats, 2 frogs, a fishtank full of snails and a dagu (it's very similar to a chinchilla). My house is almost like a miniature zoo! My favorite animals are definitely frogs. I've actually received the nickname Froggy because of it! Aside from realistic animals, I also have a love for mythological creatures, especially dragons and fairies.

I have always been interested in nature. For the past few years, I've been working on a flower garden in my yard and am always looking for new plants to add to my collection. I'm a coffee in the morning, tea in the afternoon kinda person. I haven't found a tea or coffee I didn't like so I am always open to try the strange and unusual flavors. I have a terrible sweet tooth. I love candy, circus peanuts are my favorite next to licorice and jelly beans. When it comes to food and drinks I'm ready and willing to try it all.

I like all colors and lately find myself using earth tones/colors, browns, oranges, greens and yellows. My favorite colors have always been and always will be green and yellow.

A few years ago, my sister and I started to make greeting cards, We love coming up with all the designs to send through the mail! We then discovered Swap-Bot and all the amazing swaps included. From joining Swap-Bot I have extended my paper craft hobbies to include ATCs, pocket letters, handmade envelopes and and my latest addiction, washi tape collecting.

Favorite Music

When I comes to music I enjoy it all. Lately I find myself searching the stations for the music I grew up listening to, yep that's right it's the' 80s. Like, it's totally rad man.

Favorite Movies

My all time favorite movie is also my favorite book, Pride and Prejudice. I also like sci-fi, classic horror movies and Tim Burton movies like Nightmare Before Christmas, Corpse Bride, Beetlejuice.

Favorite Television

I love sci-fi, horror and fictional history. The Walking Dead, Dr. Who, Star Trek, American Horror Stories, Vampire Diaries, Reign, Being Human, Fringe, Grey's Anatomy, Supernatural.

Favorite Crafts

Card making, Handmade Envelopes, ATCs, Pocket Letters, and other various paper crafts.


Favorite Colors - Green and yellow but I enjoy all colors

Tea - I enjoy all kind, all flavors, bags or looseleaf. Some of my new found favorites are rooibos, earl grey and fruit flavors.

Animals including reptiles and insects



Nesting dolls

Flowers, nature

I enjoy Spring and Fall more than Summer and Winter

Favorite holiday is Halloween and I like all the creepy, scaryness that goes with it

Handmade items

Mail Art - Handmade envelopes

Vintage (pre-1970s) gummed stickers or seals

Washi tape


Letter sets


Memo sheets and sticky notes

Stickers - any style, just not a big fan of multi layered or puffy kind

Rubber Stamps

Scrapbook Paper


There are only a few things that I can live without, perfume scented items and magazine cutouts or little scraps of paper. I don't have a use for them so they just windup in the recycling bin.


charophyta rated for Crazy about TEA - Hurray! on Jan 19, 2017
Comment: Great swap! Love it all! Thanks :)
Victorianna60 rated for MAE - I Spy a Calendar on Jan 18, 2017
Comment: The envelopes are wonderful ! Thank you !
mejulia rated for Fill My Stocking - January on Jan 17, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the recipe cards, yes, I peaked a the gift. I love the cat paper.
Bavarija rated for ISS: 3 Blank PCs #2 on Jan 10, 2017
Comment: Thank you for nice cards!
Comment: Love the pretty purple papers you used!!! I love the one that looks sponged! I think it's my favorite. But the dark purple with the white polka dots is very pretty as well! Thank you so much!
Comment: Beautiful purply envelopes:)
Misa015 rated for January Tea Swap on Jan 7, 2017
Comment: Thank you very much for great choice of tea bags. I'm looking forward to tasting. :)
JocysMom rated for SS: Card Fixings on Jan 3, 2017
Comment: What an awesome card to make--thanks so much!
Comment: thank you for the lovely card and tea bags and gift also i am looking forward to have the egg nog tea and others we never have any christmas tea and can't wait to swap with you in the new year
Buecherwurm rated for Vintage Postcard International on Dec 15, 2016
Comment: Thank you for the pretty postcard! :) And thanks for the lovely animal stamps! Wow, so much snow sounds nice...last winter we had almost none...although I rather prefer once lots of snow and then "spring warm again" for the rest of the winter :D Snow and the cold can get annoying, at least for me, when it stays almost the whole winter. Merry Christmas to you! :)
moosemama rated for Vintage Postcard USA on Dec 13, 2016
Comment: Love the Dutchy pc...thanks a bunch!
mariamichelle rated for Fill My Stocking - December on Dec 12, 2016
Comment: Thank you !
Comment: Thank you so much for the great postcard! I can tell that you took great care in the placement of each sticker. It's like a sticker spiral of Christmas happiness!
HelenG6 rated for WIYM: Christmas Card Exchange-INT'L on Nov 28, 2016
Comment: Thank you for your card. I liked the pretty snowman envelope used and nice stamps. Merry Christmas to you!
Comment: I love the vintage tree postcard, it's awesome! Thanks for sending!
jimncinpease rated for card and 3 tea swap on Nov 23, 2016
Comment: awesome teas! can't wait to try them!
KreativeKrafter rated for Fill My Stocking - November on Nov 22, 2016
Comment: thank you
EricB rated for Vintage Postcard & Stamps USA on Nov 22, 2016
Comment: Thanks for the great card and stamps. Happy Thanksgiving!
joybells2426 rated for MAE - GREEN Mail Art on Nov 22, 2016
Comment: Thanks for the great green envies! I especially like the video game paper one! So cute.

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RyeRye on Sep 2, 2016:

Welcome to Inspiration Station!

CurlyTea on Aug 28, 2016:

AZmom875 on Jul 28, 2016:

I love the black bear postcard, from the postcard roulette. Thank you sister for picking me. I loved the old stamps too.

paperfilia on Jul 3, 2016:

Happy 4th!



moonfayri on Mar 28, 2016:

Thank you so much for sending my washi bag home. I also love your dragon calendar envelope!

Lonestarchild on Feb 2, 2016:

Lots of fun VDAY envies arrived in my mailbox today! Such fun. Can't wait to use them. Thank you!

Ciska76 on Dec 14, 2015:

Hi Mindy, your choose 2 package is on its way to the US. I hope that it will arrive soon. Enjoy! Ciska

ladydy5 on Nov 6, 2015:

Welcome! Make an envelope group.😄

MsKuky on Sep 5, 2015:

Welcome to Swap Bot, this crafting stuff is addictive....happy swapping!

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