Swap-bot Time: February 18, 2018 9:37 pm


Original Member
Last Online: February 15, 2018
Birthday: July 6, 1943
Country: United States

About Me

PLEASE - NO friendship books or "anything" bags that need to be sent on.

PLEASE - NO loose glitter or confetti.


In trying to set a good example for my grands, I try to substitute "carp" for the word "crap" as an expletive when I am frustrated. Now, I find that to join a certain crappy group, I need to have the word "crap" in my profile. So, here it is --- "I LOVE CRAP" and I buy a lot of it from flea markets, thrift stores, estate sales, auctions, and antique shops. Then, I collect all I find on floors, in washers and dryers, and any wastebaskets that are available to me. Yep, I LOVE CRAP. (LOL)


A great-grandmother of two, grandmother of four, mother of four, wife to one for 51 (FIFTY-ONE) years on Feb. 16, 2015. Mama to two cats. Native Kentuckian now living in Texas.

We love antiquing and yard saleing.

Reds, Blues, and Greens and all colors in the rainbow. However, I am presently into greens. Also, really love whatever color my granddaughter's hair is when she comes to visit. First, it was hot pink , then, it was purple, next came teal .Next was fuschia and navy. Her senior year, she was green and blue striped for school. LOL Never a dull moment.

She is the mother of my now four-year-old great-granddaughter. The other granddaughter has a two-year- old daughter. How lucky am I !!! There is another granddaughter - she is only five years old. So much fun.

Favorite Music

Country. Oldies. And anything the Statlers sing: the newspaper, phone book, dictionary, doesn't matter. Have you heard them sing the New and Old Testaments? Best sermon I have ever heard.

I also love Tennessee Ernie Ford, Elvis, Johnny Cash, Roy Orbison, Shinia Twain, Anne Murray, the Everly Brothers. and Keith Whitley. BTW - Keith is from my hometown. I could go on and on....

Things I Like / Collections

I love to collect: buttons (glass, plastics from the 40s and 50s, realistics, and rubber are some of my favorites,) any vintage sewing notions, thimbles (not glass), salt and pepper shakers (my oldest collection), Annalees, Furbys, and miniatures. My hubby is building my third dollhouse. Any additions for it would just be the best swap ever.

Tried and True Recipes / Family Recipes - cookbooks, Handmade anything - Unique thimbles - ATCs. and MORE buttons. Dotee dolls and art dolls are my latest fascinations.

love to upcycle. Altered anything makes my day. Any tidbits for this purpose are always a treat.

German scrap, lovely lady images, or any holiday images would all be appreciated. Tidbits and tinies suitable for ATCs and smaller art would just put me over the moon.


Cheap Stuff, I don't mean inexpensive, I mean poorly made, coming apart, tacky stuff that you wouldn't use for a quality project.

I love vintage, aged, items. Not dirty (please don't send it to me just to keep from throwing it away). Nothing smelly, I'm not allergic, but I just find it rude.

I must note here that I am not a tea drinker. Please refrain from sending me tea in any form.

Favorite Crafts

I have just discovered 'zines and/or mini-zines., and while I am still a novice at making them, I would love to receive more if you care to share.

Now - favorite crafts - I love collage - I have covered picture frames with old costume jewelry, I have a stash of wine corks, shotgun shells, rusted stuff for wiring or nailing to old barnwood that we pulled from a 100 yr-old- barn. I sew, crochet, love all the paper crafts that I have tried, taught weekly craft classes at Walmart for the better part of five years. Every new craft that came in, I learned if necessary and taught to my ladies.

I love to repurpose - why use something for what it was meant for - make a face out of a bone button, use men's ties for just about anything, make "people" from game pieces (is that an art doll?). Just look at stuff until you figure out something else to do with it.


Jelly Belly jelly beans are awesome.


Please, NO candles. If they are left in the mailbox or on the porch - in this Texas heat - they melt.

Many thanks for your consideration.


FLAKERS - I promised to list these people but I hate doing it so much that I just kept putting it off. It needs to be done. They need to be exposed. So the oldest I will list is from 2008.

GROUP: September 3M Journal Swap Partner: @Pyxidragon To be angelled by @RainyC - not yet rec'd Jan. 2016.

Christmas Pringels Tube Swap (international) Swap partner: Ellen Cornford @Libbybear

Wreck this Journal Swap partner: Rebecca Zweber @pawprintsandfreckles

Decorate and Fill a Pringles Can * USA Swap partner: LINDA GATES @bumpkins Awesomely angelled by TC - 2/18/14

There are a lot more. These are the latest from the larger swaps. There are a lot of ATC flakers, too. What a shame.


MyRetroSoul rated for WIYM: Send 10 Happy Mail USA on Feb 15, 2018
Comment: What an awesome envelope of goodies! Thank you so much!
Response: You are so very welcome. Enjoy. Happy swapping.
sweetgypsy rated for JJJ: Send 6 RIBBONS on Feb 8, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the pretty ribbons and extra trims!
Response: You are so very welcome. I'm glad you liked them and hope they suit your needs. Happy swapping.
thequilterslink rated for Serendipity Envelopes #3 on Feb 8, 2018
Comment: Thanks for the goodies
Response: You are very welcome. Enjoy using them.
AZmom875 rated for Serendipity Envelopes #3 on Feb 5, 2018
Comment: Super fun envelope. I think Serendipity won. I used some stuff today already on some atc cards.
Response: Oh YAY. That is so wonderful to hear. I love these swaps and hope I don't miss any more. Enjoy and thanks.
RiverTopanga rated for Serendipity Envelopes #3 on Feb 4, 2018
Comment: Joan.. what a fabulous envie of items! I love the old recipes.. the dog biscuits one will be used soon. A friend lost his dog last month, and is looking for a new one at the shelters. I used to bring treats to the old one.. so these home made ones will be fabulous! I don't know where your found all your items, but you certainly did succeed in finding some unusual ones.. Too many to recount individually... Just know I LOVE it ALL!! Thank you, thank you, thank you.
Response: Your kind words are music to my ears and put a song in my heart. Thank you for making my day brighter. Hugs and happy swapping.
Fabriqueen rated for JJJ: Send 6 DIE CUTS/PUNCHES on Feb 2, 2018
Comment: Thank you so much for all the wonderful die cuts and punchies! Hugs, Diane
Response: You are so very welcome. Enjoy and happy swapping.
smmarrty rated for JJJ: Send 6 Journal CARDS on Feb 2, 2018
Comment: Wow - so many to choose from. Thanks a bunch!
Response: You are so welcome. Enjoy.
nolagirl rated for Craft Destash #3 on Jan 18, 2018
Comment: Thanks!
Response: You are very welcome. Have a safe and crafty 2018.
Comment: Oh-you sound like such a sweetie-adore and appreciate your handwritten letter and all the fun and cheer you put into picking out items for me. I'm sure I will be happy with everything! I wait until Christmas to open all the gifts as it is just my hubby and I -I like to have as many gifts to open on the day! Thanks so much for taking the time for me. Thanks to your hubby and granddaughter for making my Christmas special. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you!
Response: Thank you so much for all the kind comments. I, too, seriously enjoy Christmas. I just may keep all my gifts until the day after Christmas so the grandie can help me open them. She was so excited when that package arrived.
AZmom875 rated for envelope of blue items on Oct 31, 2017
Comment: I loved the envelope of blue. My two favorite things are the angel image and the fun customer tag. Thanks for being in the swap.
Response: Hope all the blue comes in handy. I loved the color swaps but my swapping is having to slow down. Trust me, I hate it. I've loved swap0bot since the day I joned.
LacieLove rated for Just Randomness on Oct 9, 2017
Comment: Thank you so much for everything. Sorry to hear about your eyesight. I absolutely loved everything. Where in the world did you get those amazing Swap-bot stickers that you put on your envelope?
Response: The wonderful stickers are from Rachel, but I hope to take them in to our local office supply and get some made. I've had postcards made at VistaPrint but I haven't seen a template for square stickers. I am so glad that you liked what I sent . Your sweet comments made my day.
CANNEKCUL rated for Who LOVES Happy Mail #3 on Sep 30, 2017
Comment: Thank you so much for my wonderful happy mail. I especially ♥️ the note card.
Response: So glad you liked I loved putting it together for you. it.
Papergirl46 rated for SMASH It!: All things GREEN on Mar 29, 2017
Comment: Thanks so much for all of the great stuff! I was really excited to get the postcards :)
Response: Excellent. I am so glad you liked the items I sent. , I do enjoy color swaps. Thank you so much for the great rating and heart.
dragonangel517 rated for Junk Journal for Beginners on Mar 22, 2017
Comment: Loved it! Thanks
Response: So glad it met with your approval. I struggled. Many thanks for the great rating and heart.
Comment: <3
Response: Thank you so very much for rating and for the heart.
stiffneck78 rated for Envelope of Goodies swap #1 on Mar 6, 2017
Comment: Thank you so much for the wonderful selection of goodies.
Response: You are welcome. Thanks for rating.
spiffytiffy rated for Envelope of Goodies swap #1 on Feb 24, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the lovely random assortment! :D
Response: So glad you liked it. I love "random". It just makes things more interesting. Thanks for the rating and the heart.
Terri07 rated for SMASH It!: All things RED on Feb 22, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the awesome selection of RED goodies!! I'll certainly have fun with these.
Response: I appreciate the kind words and knowing that you enjoyed what I sent. Thank you for the rating and the heart.
Angie rated for EJ: Security envelope destash on Feb 21, 2017
Comment: Wowza! Thank you so much for the security envelope patterns. You definitely have patterns I've never seen! Thanks again!
Response: You are so very welcome. I've been collecting them for a couple years. Love using them in my art. Thanks for the rating and the heart.
KreativeKrafter rated for Destash in a bubble mailer on Feb 21, 2017
Comment: thank you
Response: You're welcome. Thank you for rating.

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kittyhahahotbot on Oct 9, 2017:

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kittyhahahotbot on Oct 4, 2017:

Thank you so much for the RAK gift; your kindness is most appreciated! Your gift of goodies was just wonderful! Thank you again!

emiiy8 on Oct 2, 2017:

thank you so much for sending me an envelope with happy mail stuff! it was in the mail today and I was really surprised!

Dorkydactyl on Oct 1, 2017:

Thank you so much for the wonderful envie of goodies!!! This was so generous of you :)

CurlyTea on Jul 6, 2017:

Goldilocks on Jan 7, 2017:

Happy New Year, dear friend. I hope all is well with you and your family.

wolfeagle on Dec 31, 2016:


Julybaby59 on Dec 1, 2016:

You are welcome...have a great Christmas and Healthy New Year!

bjmonroe on Nov 21, 2016:

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