Swap-bot Time: September 24, 2020 8:58 pm


Date Joined: May 7, 2020
Last Online: September 24, 2020
Birthday: September 16
Country: United States
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Hi, my name is Ginger! Below are a few things about me. I am fairly new to Swap-bot, but am really enjoying my experience so far! If you have sent something to me, I will post my rating within a day of receiving. If I am missing something from you, I will let you know so that it can be fixed instead of rating down.

One thing I have learned is my small post office is not savvy with unusual mail, especially sending international, so if there is any issue with not enough postage, please let me know so I can make it right!

Things I am into:

  • Bees! Honeybees (I'm a bee keeper). Butterflies, dragonflies, and moths are nice too
  • Owls (Hedgehogs & Foxes too)(and sloths)(llamas are fun too)
  • Black Labrador retriever dogs
  • Halloween, especially all those scrolly Victorian macabre motifs with crows and bats and witchโ€™s hats
  • Arts & Crafts/Mission style, Art Deco, Frank Lloyd Wright, Charles Rennie Mackintosh, Charley Harper
  • Flowers & plants & cacti
  • Tea, teatime, hygge and fika (tea type: I love green tea varieties the most, but anything yummy is welcome)
  • Quilts & fabric
  • Wooden barn quilts and hexafoos
  • Farm life, homesteading, and cowgirls/boys
  • Scottish thistle and Celtic knot motifs
  • Firefighter motifs and ephemera (adult or vintage)- being married to a firefighter, I tend to need a lot of cards and decorating with this theme!
  • Tarot
  • Catan
  • Red Sox (especially vintage)
  • Hats (like those big brimmed and boldly decorated ones that are worn to tea and horse races and royal weddings)
  • Wine/beer/liquor cardboard coasters or vinyl stickers
  • Vintage sewing patterns/ephemera
  • Vintage french signs, especially involving haute couture or la patisserie
  • Paper dolls
  • Snow flakes (white, silver, gold)

Favorite Colors: TEAL, plum, olive, sage, navy, cinnamon, honey (fall palette)

I love all things crafty! Started sewing as a child and have never stopped. Clothes, quilts, purses, collages, embroidery. I love buying fabric and imaging the possibilities.

Love all things paper crafty too - cards, gift packaging, scrapbooking, bullet journaling. Just getting into the use of stamps and dies for my paper art.

I love using botanicals and essential oils in making homemade lotions, balms, scrubs and masks.

Cooking and baking. I especially enjoy baking bread and meal prepping. Recipes are always welcome!

I decorate my living space for different holidays throughout the year with a small tree, pillows & quilts, candles, and such for each theme: Victorian valentines - Celtic St pattyโ€™s - Bunnies and butterflies Spring - Americana 4th of July - Honeybees - Halloween vintage - Winter solstice of green with white snowflakes


My wishlist of things to receive: Honestly, I really enjoy a well-curated package of fun. If you've put effort into a theme or color scheme, maybe put a little creativity of your own into the mix, I will love it! I put a lot of effort into making my swaps something amazing to open, and hope everyone else does the same!

I love things made by YOU - this is the way to my heart. I love handmade cards, PCs, ATCs, flipbooks, pockets/folders, embellishments, and long letters about who you are! I also really love a well-decorated envelope!

In the section above are my "themes" I tend to use in my decorating and card making, so if you have something that fits those, great!
In the themes above, I love

  • paper
  • die cuts (store bought or homemade)
  • ephemera (printed is ok)
  • stickers
  • stamped images
  • washi

and such things that help me to create. I often like to create something new with what I receive in my swaps.

I love all the deeply saturated "earthy" fall colors: browns, dusky blue, twilight teal, olive green, cinnamon, wine, honey.

Glassine envelopes, clear sleeves for ATCs, handmade envelopes mailing size, fun recipe cards.

Books, Movie, TV

I read a bunch, and I listen to a ton of books! I love stories that lift me up or offer up vivid descriptions of far off places. Right now I am listening to The Clockmaker's Daughter by Kate Morton, and reading Custom of the Country by Edith Warton. Book recommendations are always welcome. Examples of series I love that are widely known...

  • Mary Russell series (& other Sherlock related stories)(really Victorian mysteries overall)
  • Outlander series (and all the novellas in between)
  • Harry Potter series
  • The Witches Daughter series
  • Harley Merlin series

I am not a huge TV and Movie person, but certainly have my favorites that I watch over and over:

  • Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
  • The Crown
  • All the HP movies
  • Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat
  • Downton Abbey
  • The Muppets
  • Gilmore Girls

About Me

I live in eastern Colorado, USA - Enneagram 5 - INTJ - Slytherin house - Virgo

Would prefer NOT to receive: religious or political themed material. I don't really need any decorated clothespins...I've received so many and don't have a use yet. I have no kids or youngsters in my family, so please skip the kids' stuff.


Chocopan rated for Happy birthday - September 2020 on Sep 23, 2020
Comment: Thank you for such a perfect birthday present! The handmade card was really beautiful, and I was so excited to see the goodies - especially the Maggie Holmes pieces you included! Thank you again <3
WoodlandBanshee rated for LSRUS: Tags Destash on Sep 14, 2020
Comment: Thanks!
kromo rated for CPG-Candy Tin Full of ATC Goodies-US on Sep 8, 2020
Comment: Thank you for all the wonderful goodies. They most definitely sparked my creative bug opening it. You should start making ATCs, it is a ton of fun.
katierose rated for LSRUS: Tags Destash on Sep 6, 2020
Comment: Thanks so much for the gorgeous selection of tags!
DreamCloud rated for H/H Fall Themed Tea Bag Holder on Sep 6, 2020
Comment: Ginger, thank you so much for the delightful tea tag and goodies! :)
Ace330660 rated for YTPC: 3-Pocket Fold-Ups on Sep 6, 2020
Comment: Thanks for the pockets ! Can't wait to use them in my journals !
Comment: Nice weather! Yay! ^^
ajmay rated for September Birthdays 2020 on Aug 28, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the birthday card. I always look forward to my birthday too. I celebrate all month long.
Comment: Thank you so much! I love the stitched detail, I would've never thought to do that
Candace rated for September Birthdays 2020 on Aug 27, 2020
Comment: Thank you so much! Happy Birthday to you :)
simplyjeannette rated for Send More Happy Mail #4 USA on Aug 25, 2020
Comment: Thanks for the swap!!
Pepsicola57 rated for September Birthdays 2020 on Aug 25, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the card and extrasโค๏ธ๐Ÿ’•โค๏ธ๐Ÿ’•
Comment: Thank you
Karmi53 rated for H/H Fun Journal Page Haunted House on Aug 24, 2020
Comment: Wow great job on the haunted house just love it and all the scarry cat,owl and ghost to cool. Yes l agree Halloween is going to be more scarier. Stay safe too. Take care
Comment: Your card is so cute - and I love the teapots! Hope you are well! Enjoy your day.
Comment: thanks a lot for your amazing swap!
Comment: Oh I love all these green goodies! Thank you so much!!
montigneyrules rated for Botanical Mail on Aug 9, 2020
Comment: Very botanically. Thanks!!
Comment: Thank you so much for the glittery Chistmas card (I love it!) and all the extra goodies too! This was a fun swap. :) And I think it's good for us all to keep a little bit of Christmas in our hearts all thru the year!
Comment: Dear Ginger, thank you so much for your amazing swap. I was overwhelmed by the generousity of what you've enclosed and how lovely you packaged everything. Your mail brought a big smile to my face. Thank you <3 1000 hearts for you if I could :-)

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anicka22 on Sep 21, 2020:

Thank you so very, very much for the lovely tag. Love it all, but especially your letter. Thank you for this happy mail,

phillaine on Sep 20, 2020:

for the red-hot variety of delightful surprises! It was extra-special and I appreciate the time and care you put into it especially for me. The Victorian rose stickers are particularly lovely, and the " โ™ฅ ENJOY โ™ฅ " stamped images are a new favorite. Thanks again for your kindness.

BusyB on Sep 17, 2020:

Received the beautiful thank you card you made for me and your letter. You have beautiful handwriting! I'll write back to you. ๐Ÿ’› Happy belated birthday!

lasciviouskisses on Sep 16, 2020:

Tricia22 on Sep 14, 2020:

Happy Birthday, Wishing you a day filled with happiness and a year filled with joy.๐ŸŽˆ๐ŸŽ‚๐ŸŽˆ

BusyB on Sep 11, 2020:

I'm so glad you're enjoying your big RAK! Happy Fall, well almost! lol Have a great weekend! Hugs, Bonnie

Rainydancer on Sep 8, 2020:

Welcome to sunshine swaps!

J198928 on Sep 8, 2020:

Thank you for the halloween stuff and the birthday card for my son you made his day. Take care hugs Jen --- LSRUS September wishes

lasciviouskisses on Sep 7, 2020:

Thank you for the CPG Envies of RANDOMNESS:)!! Love them

DakotaSkye93 on Sep 5, 2020:

Thank you so much for the August wishes! I love everything you send me. Especially the cute Hello Kitty and mermaid stickers. I really appreciate it! :)

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