Swap-bot Time: October 20, 2020 6:30 pm


Date Joined: May 18, 2012
Last Online: October 20, 2020
Birthday: October 9, 1952
Country: United States

Favorite Crafts

I like to do collages with old magazines(from the 50's) and department store catalogs(40's and 50's) and the sewing pattern catalogs(ditto with the years). I collect paperdolls and often use the extra clothes in my collages. Most of my work is on the humorous or (punny) side of life. My favorite color in teal-turq. with red or bright green and navy I have two cats (calico named Annabelle Lee and black cat named Lenore) Even though I have cats-I collect Scotty Dog things!

Favorite Television

Right now my favorites are anything on ID(Investigation Discovery)channel and American Gothic. Looking forward to the new Season of American Horror Story! I like comedies like Raising Hope, Miranda,some quirky comedies 0n Amazon Originals. Of my favorite quirky type shows that haven't lasted on tv that I adore are shows like Dead Like Me and Wonderfalls and Pushing Up Daisies-not To mention Beauty and Beast-the tv series called Friday the 13 that took place in an antique store and those who care for and returned if lost evil antiques. I used to skip last period study hall in high school to come home and watch Dark Shadows-so glad Johnny Depp did his take on it and now I can watch the original ones on Netflix streaming thanks to the renewed interest.

Favorite Books

I like mystery books and paranormal fantasy books. Nothing heavy and gritty,though. I will read young adult mystery series and novels when I want a fast read.

Favorite Crafts

I used to paint on wood-shapes that were cut out by my husband on a scroll saw. Lots of holiday decorative pieces. Did mini quilts but no sewing was involved-it was all done with fusible web.I had a booth in a crafter's mall when that was all the rage but it closed up and that's when I turned to crafting for my own enjoyment and not trying to fill up a booth. I still occassionally do the name shape when a new baby is born and they want a stand up name for the child's bedroom. Now I enjoy doing collages-altered books-ATC cards and birthday books(I take a baby sized board book and turn it into this is your life and everything that was happening on the year you were born-whom were some other famous people born your same year and even the same day-who were the politicians-what was the price of goods and what items first came out the year-that kind of information.

Favorite Music

I guess the category of my music would be called modern folk-upbeat women singers-like Dar Williams and Jonatha Brookes. Like the oldies too like Janis Ian and Cat Stevens-James Taylor-Jim Croce-etc. My husband introduced me to bluegrass music and old timey blues jazz-like most of that too. His favorite is Bob Dylan but I sometimes find it hard to understand the words he is singing!! I went through a period where I just listened to John Gorka and Lucy Kaplinsky and Christine Kane-they are good if now a little sad-so I'm taking a break from them now.

Favorite Movies

My favorite movies are ones with Johnny Depp in them be they animated or live action. the animated ones like Coraline-Corpse Bride-Nightmare Before Christmas. Also like anything with Vincent Price in it-like the Edgar Allan Poe ones. Gothic old ones like Jane Eyre and Wuthering Heights. And of course anything Muppets.

About Me

I got married in 1982-we have no kids. He came from a family of thirteen siblings and I was the baby of the family having two older sisters. I worked in B Dalton bookstores all the while I was going to college and then some. I was in charge of the children's book sections and I still like to read and keep up with the new books. I work for a company that helps mentally and physically challenged people to become more independent and that is very rewarding-I have done that now for five years-came out of retirement to do this. I take people to dr appts-grocery shopping-bowling-to the YMCA to exercise and one dear little lady that is 91 loves to go to the thrift shops so that it when I find alot of my goodies for doing my crafts too! UPDATE -I retired in April of 2013 and now am having more time to do more crafting and swapping. I didn't need to work anymore so I figured it was time to take care of myself instead of everyone else-the love my former clients dearly and still see a couple of them on a regular friendship basis. I moved my art area from a tiny extra bedroom upstairs to a large 4 season porch that goes across the whole front of the house(on the main floor)-natural lighting windows on three sides-the other side opens up to the living room. Now at least my husband and I are on the same floor when he is watching his sports on tv and I am creating art! I have a cat tower in the front window near my craft desk so that my furry babies(Annabelle Lee and Lenore are just about five years old ) That tiny bedroom upstairs got turned into a music room-my husband just bought an electric guitar. Thankfully he also bought headphones with that so he doesn't scare the kitties too much! Update-my husband went back to work -came out of retirement for his dream job. The federal judge in town asked him to be his law clerk for an appointment of four years!

Craft items

Things I would like to get:: I own several die cutting machines and sometimes like a die so much I buy it twice. My wish is that swap-botters would list in their profile if they own a die cutting machine so I could send them my extras when I am sending them goodies with the intended swap. Paper dolls Doilies-small paper different shapes and colors . Unused party decorative napkin/rice paper napkins-party ribbons decorations.

Old photos-black and white{people-old houses-cemataries -dark}-Pictures of just everyday happening with everyday people

Old postcards Postage stamps(I actually have a stamp album that I work on every now and then)

Anything black cat.

Anything Halloween.

Anything Edgar Allan Poe-I have a Poe shrine in my art area

Cheshire cat from the tim burton version of alice in wonderland-this cat this turquoise

Anything from tim burtons nightmare before Christmas. Anything Coke-I have a coke and chef themed kitchen

Anything scotty dog-prefer the black ones-but the whilte ones are cute too parts of old magazines-from the 1950's and before

Yarn with lots of texture and more than one color going on-I make bookmarks and tags and these are my tassel parts on the top.

Large print text-great for cutting out a word here and there for a collage.Any kind of book text.

Old maps and old illustrations from geography type literature . Printed tissue paper-love to layer it over text or such for a new look-tissue paper from old sewing patterns-embroidery floss -tiny bits of small printed fabric

Scraps of tiny print scrapbook paper-like glittery ones-good of small details on my ATC and collages. Maps

Rubber Stamps-on blocks or cling- acrylic

I'm an old hippie and love anything with the peace sign on it!


debtea2 rated for VS-Vintage Halloween Tags-USA on Oct 15, 2020
Comment: Thank you so much for the great spooky tags I love them..and the fun bag..💗💗💗💗
Response: Glad you liked everything I sent! Thanks for creating swap! Take care! Thanks for the rating!
Response: Glad you liked what I sent-thanks for rating!
Camiliann rated for YTPC: Halloween Pocket Letter US on Oct 12, 2020
Comment: Very vintage. Gorgeous ATCs. Glad to have this in my collection
Response: Glad you liked what I sent! Thanks for the rating!
Banjobritches rated for FBF- Haunting Halloween FB-USA on Oct 11, 2020
Comment: I love the flip book you made! There's lots of goodies in there to make some fun halloween stuff next year! And thanks for all those cool papers and so many of them! I'll have to find another flip book swap next year! How do you shop for your stuff on Etsy? Do you just ever an item, like Halloween Dies, and pick someone to order from, or do you have special people that you'd recommend from which to order? Thanks again for the nice book!
Response: Glad you liked every thing I sent! I just go on ETSY and punch in junk journal digital kits and then pick ones I like. Once you order from one you like they usually keep you on their mailing list and let you know when they have put new digitals in their shop or are having a sale on their digitals! Thanks for the rating!
lemooon rated for October Babies on Oct 8, 2020
Comment: Thank you October baby!! I wish you the best!
Response: Glad you liked the card I sent-many happy returns! Thanks for the rating!
amathyst7 rated for Halloween sticker pocket letter on Oct 7, 2020
Comment: I love it thank you for the vintage PL!
Response: Glad you liked the PL-fun to make-thanks for rating!
queenelisheba rated for October Babies on Oct 7, 2020
Comment: Your card is beautiful! Thank you for making it! I absolutely love my labels. Awesome swap! 5+++ Wanna penpal? I also make cards 💜
Response: Glad you liked everything I sent-thanks for the rating!
Comment: [FYI...one side of the envelope was ripped open but the pockets were still inside.]Thank you for not just one but TWO side-layered pockets! Such great autumn colors and images. Yes, creative projects are helping me keep sane during these strange times. Be safe.
Response: OH! I'm so glad they got there ok-if it's an envelope I made to send them in-I'm going to have to be careful to reinforce the edges! Anyway-glad you liked them-thanks for the rating!
Comment: Yayyy! Thanks for these great ATCs! I'm so excited to finish my collection, and this card is perfect. It even has my two black kitties on it :):):) Thanks for a great swap :):)
Response: Glad you liked what I sent! Thanks for the rating!!
annaliesethegnome rated for October Babies on Oct 3, 2020
Comment: Wow! Thank you so much for the gorgeous card and address labels!
Response: Glad you liked the card-it is truly one of a kind as I made it in card class! Thanks for the rating and Happy Birthday to you, too!
shellimakes rated for I&B: Profile Swap on Oct 2, 2020
Comment: I ADORE the junk journal "kit" you sent for this profile swap. It truly suits me perfectly, especially in the month of October. I'm going to thoroughly enjoy mixing and matching the terrific items you sent with stuff from my own stash. Thank you for sending so many wonderful things! :)
Response: Glad you liked the kit I sent. My husband comes home from hospital tomorrow so things can get back to a new normal. take care and stay safe!
shellimakes rated for YTPC: Journaling Booklet US on Oct 2, 2020
Comment: I ♥ the pretty lavender palette you chose for this adorable little folding booklet. Thank you for making something so lovely for me, especially during a challenging personal time. I appreciate you! :)
Response: Thank you for your kind words and so glad you liked the color scheme and theme I created for you and thanks for rating!
Comment: Thanks for a fun package. I'm sure I'll find some good use for those envelopes.
Response: Glad you liked what I send and again sorry for mix-up on postage.
Comment: Hi, thank you so much for a great swap, I love the images and materials you used. I hope your husband feels better. Take care!
Response: I’m glad that you liked the images and materials I used for this swap. My husband comes home from the hospital tomorrow-thank you for thinking of him. Thank you very much for the rating!
eileensariot rated for Playing card swap #27 on Sep 28, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the jokers! Your envelope is so pretty. I love the color green and the cards :)
Response: You are welcome! Glad you liked everything I sent and thanks for the rating!
Kittybob83 rated for CPG Broken Record ATC on Sep 25, 2020
Comment: Thank you very nice! I am still picking up pieces of record from where mine shattered! Lol
Response: Records aren't that easy to break-I know! Glad you liked what I sent! Thanks for the rating and take care!
Cosychaos rated for Halloween ATC on Sep 24, 2020
Comment: Thanks for the ATC, it is really cute! :)
Response: Glad you liked it-thanks for the rating!
Ajijic rated for EPUSA - Pass The Napkin Please on Sep 21, 2020
Comment: What a wonderful card you made for me! I love it as well as your nice note, thank you so very much. This was a swap that you put a lot of thought and effort into. How lucky am I to be the receiver. Thanks a million.
Response: So glad you liked everything I sent. I appreciate the kind comments-makes my day. Take care and thanks!
hibiscus rated for Playing Card Swap~Round 2~Swap #3 on Sep 21, 2020
Comment: Great cards and I’m loving the North Dakota card ! I just found some we got in New Mexico with a road runner! The Chesapeake is also dear to me my sister lives in that area and I’ve spent much time there and that paper is great thanks for the envelopes!
Response: Glad you liked everything I sent! Its always a pleasure to swap with you. Just sent some ATC Jams off to you today-Take care-stay safe!
Comment: Thank you ❤️ Love the blue s
Response: Glad you liked it-thanks for rating!

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mummsie on Oct 10, 2020:

A Happy Birthday late to you my friend. Hope your husband is doing well. We haven't swapped in ages! Continue with your beautiful art, Mummsie

hibiscus on Sep 25, 2020:

Thank you so much! Love my Route 66 paper!! Very generous and thoughtful!

beachchicken on Sep 15, 2020:

Thank you for the finished orange jam and the new set to work on! Have a great day!

DeAnnaVarela on May 15, 2020:

Thank you for the "Look into my Eyes" homer...uber cool! Also, thanks for the Vintage ATC JAM set to finish. I'll work on that this week. Hugs, D

AZmom875 on May 2, 2020:

Thanks for the awesome ATC Jam, that was a great Girl with wings.

supersquirrel on Apr 26, 2020:

I made the front page! Thank you for the squirrel clipping ^+^

hibiscus on Mar 19, 2020:

Just want to say thank you for the many wonderful jams you’ve sent my way! Always a joy to swap with you!

MamaD on Jan 13, 2020:

Thank you for working on my Halloween Jam! I love it! 💜

grammypammy on Dec 23, 2019:


Hugs Pam

supersquirrel on Dec 10, 2019:

Such a darling "I Wonder" Jam finish!! Thank you so much for all the wonderful squirrel paraphernalia too - you are so kind!!

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