Swap-bot Time: December 16, 2018 1:49 pm


Original Member
Last Online: December 14, 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.


Comment: Great coins! Love the vintage snowmen. I think it is great that you are doing art with your granddaughter and that she prints well enough to help you. Merry Christmas.
Response: Those were my first attempts There will be more. My husband has punched me enough rounds \for at least 30 more backs. Baby girl will be here next weekend and I will show her your comment. Thanks for the heart.
SuZignomeMoM rated for IS: Christmas Themed ATC Coins on Dec 13, 2018
Comment: ♥ How appropriate you sent a cardinal. Merry Christmas and thank your granddaughter for her help for me.
Response: Thanks for your comments\. I would put cardinals on everything if I could . (I was born in Eastern Kentucky.) I will show Baby Girl your comments when she comes next weekend. She loves to read the comments. I LOVE Kentucky. Thanks for the heart.
CreepyCutiePatootie rated for Random Journal Swap on Oct 16, 2018
Comment: I'm second guessing my own journal now >_<, this was so lovely! I loved flipping through all the pages! The little hidden secrets were an added bonus to an already amazingly done RJ!
Response: So very glad you enjoyed the journal. It was lots of fun to create. I really like making them chunky.
lorz88 rated for Hoop Mail - Happy Mail Swap 🎀 on Apr 18, 2018
Comment: WOW!! Thank you so much for the lovely hoop mail you sent me, it's so lovely!! Thank you for all the extra goodies, especially the sunflower stickers and images!!! So nice to receive this today, thank you!
Response: I love it when I get it right. DD loves sunflowers too, so she shared with me. I'm so glad you liked the ones we chose for you. Thank you for all the kind words and the rating and heart.
fairypretty7 rated for junk journal supplies - flowers on Apr 14, 2018
Comment: Thanks for the great items.they will all come in handy.
Response: So glad they finely arrived. Thanks for the sweet rating and for the heart.
DorothyH rated for WIYM-ART Journal on Apr 3, 2018
Comment: Wow, thank you Joan for the wonderful art journal. My goodness, so many more than 20 pages, I fell silly - I struggled to do the required 20 pages. I love how getting a swap gives you good ideas to incorporate into your own swaps. What a great idea to put the swap description on the first page, I always have to go back on line and look up a swap at least three times to make sure I am doing the requirements! Also so glad to hear that you are not an artist, as I am not either, as I started doing my pages I was beginning to wonder what I was doing in an art journal swap. I also agree with you on not taking life too seriously, as my days are getting numbered too, should still have plenty of days left but I want to make sure to make the most of what I have while I can enjoy them. Thanks again for the journal and all the extra flat goodies inside. I hope to do plenty more swaps so should be able to use everything! Happy swapping - until next time.
Response: I still learn new things by swapping journals. Thank you for all the kind words - it is nice to hear that my partner "understood" my efforts. Enjoy the extras. I notice you do a lot of journals so, hopefully, they will be useful. Thank you, also, for the heart. I look forward to the next time.
smmarrty rated for JJJ: Send 6 GREEN on Mar 20, 2018
Comment: Thanks for all of the fun things. I will be using them soon on my snippet rolls and junk journal.
Response: So very glad you liked the items I sent. I am not familiar with "snippet rolls". Could you enlighten me? Thank you so much for the rating and the heart.
smmarrty rated for JJJ: Send 6 RED on Mar 20, 2018
Comment: Thanks for all of the goodies. I am already using them.
Response: That is wonderful. I love it when I get it right for my partner. Thanks for the rating and the heart.
sweetgypsy rated for JJJ: Send 6 BLUE on Mar 19, 2018
Comment: Thank you for all the fun blue. They will come in handy for my journal.
Response: So glad they will be useful. I love the color swps. Thanks for the heart.
LunaMoody rated for AAAMA~ Decorated envelope on Mar 6, 2018
Comment: Thank you
Response: You are welcome. Happy Swapping.
HannahsMommy07 rated for Profile Based Box of Goodies on Mar 5, 2018
Response: Hope you and Hannah find lots of useful thing in there. Thanks for the heart.
Jsereg001 rated for Sets of 5 Supplies Swap #2 on Mar 3, 2018
Comment: Thanks for the awesome goodies!!
Response: You are so very welcome. Happy swapping, and thanks for the heart.
Magenta3 rated for Sets of 5 Supplies Swap on Mar 1, 2018
Comment: Thanks. The die cuts are esp. charming.
Response: You're welcome. So glad you liked them.
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.

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CurlyTea on Jul 6, 2018:

Happy Birthday!

kittyhahahotbot on Oct 9, 2017:

kittyhahahotbot on Oct 9, 2017:

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!

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