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Last Online: January 18, 2018
Birthday: January 20
Country: United States

About Me

I am Mom to three, grand mom to eight, with two full-time jobs: embarrassing my kids, and spoiling my g'kids!

Old enough to remember what keeping a locked diary under my pillow meant, specially with a pesky older brother!

I have been crafting and letter writing, most of my life, and really love anything hand-made. and if it's cute and tiny, I will love it even more!

I'm also a stamp collector, and have enjoyed all the beautiful papers from all over the world. A letter-writer at heart, I have written to soldiers who do not get any mail, for over 30 years!

Educated as a teacher, I taught 4th grade for many years, then another many years taught middle school math! I am very involved in Scouting, have been all my life, since my brother is an Eagle Scout. (That never becomes "past tense"). I love Scouting, I love Scouts. I love the lessons it teaches our young boys, and helps them become fine men.

Swapping: I host a lot of different kinds of swaps, and most of them are newbie-friendly, with just ONE "rule": you MUST have a completed profile. Your swap partners want to get to know you, your interests, and anything else you'd like a new friend to know about you.

A good "rule of thumb" to follow: When I open your profile page, I should have to scroll down to read it!

There are many good tabs to help, in swapbot, or just use your imagination.

There is never a 'rating minimum' to join any of my swaps. I do not start a project by NOT trusting people. If someone flakes on a swap, THEN they have damaged my trust.

I DO welcome newbies, and hope you have a great swapping experience, and make lots of wonderful swapping friends.

The "profile rule" is to just help us out here, and let us get to know a little more about you!

So often, when reading the info about a swap, I read about partners needing to check profiles to find something their partners might like.

Well, I already have lotsa things that I like, ๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ˜€!

And this is about having FUN! I hope if you ever get my name in a swap, you will artistically 'let yourself go,' and come up with something that YOU love!

I promise you, I will like it too! I want to see your interpretation of the swap!

I have been involved in swaps of all sizes, I have hosted many swaps, including "round robin journals", which were some of the most fun projects I'd ever seen! Be sure to look for them SOON! (More about them below)

I promise to rate!

(I've seen some nice graphics that use a picture...I haven't figured out this iPad yet, enough to do that. Hopefully it's coming soon!

I often host a "Swap Card" swap, and encourage every swapper, whether they join or not, to please always include the name of the swap, YOUR swapping ID, your first name, and the date it was mailed.

Several reasons: lots of us use nicknames here, in Swap-bot, and we'd like to know who you are, when we get your swap, so we can thank you! I have received swaps, and had NO idea who they were from! We might be involved in several swaps of the same type, so please help us out!

The other reason, maybe even more important: if you don't include the date that you mailed it, somewhere on the swap, even if you drop it in the mailbox on time, maybe the mail has already been picked up....or maybe it's a Friday, and might not be picked up for several days.

Please don't risk a lower rating, just because your partner might have nothing but the postmark to check on.

Favorite Crafts

paper crafts of all kinds, I prefer inches/twinchies a bit more than ATC's, but promise to love anything that has been hand-crafted by my partner!

I also love pin cushions and needle cases,and am part of a wonderful group with that name.

I enjoy seed beading, rubber stamping, and fabric crafting, including quilting, counted x-stitch, felt work, and kumihimo and Temari (beautiful Japanese thread arts)

I love surprises, and hope my swap partners express themselves with their creativity!

I am not a very talented painter, but I enjoy it, and can follow numbers pretty easily to end up with a nice picture! ๐Ÿ˜Š

I also have a group in Flickr, called My Crafting Room. It has thousands of pictures from the group members of their inspirational crafting spaces!

Favorite Music

I play piano, guitar, and flute, so especially enjoy listening to either or all of them. Especially enjoy listening to Kenny G, David Lanz, and other instrumentalists.

I also give piano lessons.

Favorite Books

I am not much of an "electronic" book reader, altho I really love to read - - I enjoy turning the pages!

I like everything from humor, romantic comedy, historic fiction, drama, legal suspense, mysteries, and more - - but not horror.

One thing I've learned about myself, if the word "organize" appears anywhere on the cover of a magazine, I HAVE to get it! Actually getting my crafting room organized, however, is still only a dream of mine!

Fave Authors: Scott Turow, John Grisham, and other "legal drama" writers

Favorite Movies

I think The Princess Bride is one of the best movies ever made. I also like Miracle, because it's a true story, and is about Minnesota winters! A couple other favorites are Two Brothers, (because I love Tigers!), Mrs. Winterbourne, The Cutting Edge, American President, the Pirates of the Caribbean series...

I am also slightly addicted to Netflix, and enjoy getting the marathon "fix" it gives me, making it possible to watch the entire season of House of Cards!

About Me

I've been asked quite often, to tell people more about the RR Journal Swaps I've hosted. These have turned out to be some of the most FUN! Swaps I've been involved in!

You can read about them, as well as some of the rules and ratings, etc, if you click on the number that's shown under the "star" on the upper right, to see a list of the swaps I've hosted. In that list are the RR swaps, and you can click on any of them, to read the specifics. (As for "rules", etc, they are all pretty much the same.

My plan is to start again, hosting Round Robin Journals (RRJ's) in mid to late March.

I shut it down at about 6-7 swappers, because it would take too long, with each person allowed one week, before sending the journals onward. I will run a USA only one first, then possibly in June, or July, an International version.

I've been offline for a few years, tending to family issues, so yes, there is a "gap"in my timeline, but I always knew I'd return to swap--bot.

I do welcome all the new swappers, and hope you will find a lot of FUN swaps, and make some great friends here!

also, there are pictures of these journals, in Flickr, if you do a search for "swap-bot, round robin journals". Three of them should come up. There is a "Kimberly's", the friendship lounge, and "Round Robin Journals", with a pink striped circle avatar. That's the One! Hope you enjoy the tour, and feel inspired!

Ratings

Fabriqueen rated for New to Zentangling? on Jan 18, 2018
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Comment: Thank you so much for the great zentangle card! Hugs, Diane
Wildchild rated for Swap Card Swap on Jan 17, 2018
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marhod5 rated for New to Zentangling? on Jan 13, 2018
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Comment: Thank you for my tangles. Your swap card is fascinating!
me2az50 rated for Alphabet ATCs - S & T on Jan 11, 2018
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Macw1975 rated for FAST Swap - Get/Improve Ratings! on Jan 11, 2018
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Comment: Thank you for the lovely note cards. I used to have the owl ones but had used the last a while ago. Super excited to have another one. I aldi love the one with the polka dots. Polka dots are awesome!!! I can't wait to use all of them. Thanks for taking the time to write a quick note also. Made my day!! Happy swapping!!
MarHelene rated for January Birthday Swap on Jan 11, 2018
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Comment: I loved the card and the stamps are cool!
Doraecyscraps rated for Alphabet ATCs - O & P on Dec 28, 2017
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Comment: Thank you for the beautiful ATCs and for hosting this fun series of alphabet swaps! I totally enjpyed making every single series! ๐Ÿ˜ƒ
DLW74 rated for Swap Card Swap on Dec 20, 2017
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Comment: Thanks Mary, the swap cards are lovely!
elflady rated for Alphabet ATCs - M & N on Dec 17, 2017
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Comment: Thanks so much for the two lovely alphabet ATC's I received today.I like the little envelopes they were enclosed in.I am so enjoying this series . Have a peaceful and happy Xmas. Warm regards (elflady)
BizzyBusMom rated for For the Love of a Dollar Store! on Dec 17, 2017
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Comment: Such a wonderful day at my mailbox! You are so wonderful to have sent all the extra goodies too. Would give you a 10 if I could - thank you so much
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Comment: Thank you for the great variety of cards!
Doraecyscraps rated for Alphabet ATCs - K & L on Dec 12, 2017
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Comment: wonderful ATCs! Thank you so much and here is wishing you a merry christmas! ๐ŸŽ„
CatNipNinja rated for Just to Say Hello on Dec 10, 2017
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Comment: Thank you Mary for your kind card. It was very sweet. Io hope to join more swaps that you mentioned in your letter too! Claire - CatNipNinja
Karen72 rated for FAST SWAP - get/improve ratings,! on Dec 10, 2017
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Comment: Love the note cards.....thank you~
Magenta3 rated for Swap Card Swap on Dec 4, 2017
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Comment: Thanks!
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Comment: Thank you for the stuff! ๐Ÿคฉ
jlink rated for Alphabet ATCs - G & H on Nov 20, 2017
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Comment: Beautiful cards - thank you!!!
Fieke rated for Alphabet ATCs - I & J on Nov 20, 2017
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Comment: Thank you very much for your 2 beautiful ATC's !
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Comment: Hello Mary! Thank you .. I really enjoyed this swap! :)
Response: Thank you so much for joining my swap...have a great week, dear heart
Poeprincess rated for New to Zentangling? on Nov 17, 2017
5
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Comment: Terrific Zents! Love the tag, too.

Rating Overview

Overall Hearts Stars Hosted
5.0000 359 208 211
Completed Fives Threes Ones
317 484 0 0
Type 1 Type 2 Type 3 Uncategorized
0 62 172 83
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Comments

wombatlady on Dec 27, 2017:

Thank you so much for the angel for your notecard swap! Can't wait to use them. :-)

NiniJae on Dec 4, 2017:

Thank You for angeling your Fast Swap for me. It is very appreciated. Happy Swapping!

Apelser on May 31, 2017:

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groundhogstamper on Jan 22, 2017:

Belated Happy Birthday wishes! Hope you had a great day.

Halipulla on Jan 20, 2017:

I wish you a great birthday! I would have put on some nice picture but I haven't learnt that yet :)

Debmitch on Jan 8, 2017:

Hope this brings a smile!!! Have a great day โ™ฅ

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