Swap-bot Time: September 24, 2018 12:15 pm


Date Joined: November 3, 2010
Last Online: May 29, 2018
Birthday: May 13, 1983
Country: United States
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About Me

Updating my profile is difficult as so much has changed in the past year.

I'm 34, with three sweet puppies. I'm from northwest Arkansas, USA, but I've lived in Puerto Rico for almost seven years.

My husband took his own life in April 2017 after a lifetime of struggling with depression, and my life has changed entirely since then. His death, along with the Cat 5 hurricane that hit 5 months later, have left me struggling to figure out who I am and what I want. If nothing else, I am a more truthful person (and I was pretty straight up to begin with). I'm trying to get back to crafting as it brings me joy, and I don't have a lot of that these days. #sorrynotsorry for the honesty; many people are dealing with these same issues, and there is no reason to be ashamed.

Swap Promise

I will ALWAYS send out my swaps! If you don't receive my swap, please private message me (before rating) so that I can resend. I will also ALWAYS rate promptly, and I trust that others will do the same. Thank you!

My address is technically in the US.

Just to avoid confusion: Puerto Rico is a US territory. We use USPS, so flat rate boxes ship here with no problem, and a 49-cent forever stamp will send a letter of up to one ounce here, just like on the mainland. Convenient, eh? :)

However, please keep in mind that I do live on an island, so it may take a couple extra days (weeks sometimes) for swaps to reach their recipient. Please be patient.

Ways I Enjoy Spending Time

Craft-wise, I enjoy:

making cards
fancying up notebooks
etching glass
making party and holiday decorations
going overboard with present wrapping
playing with my Cricut

Otherwise, I like:

reading- I love my Kindle! hanging on the beach celebrity gossip (so sue me)
spending time with friends and family
swimming meeting and connecting with new people
playing with my dogs!
live music

Favorite Music

I listen mainly to indie rock... Some favorites are:

Her Space Holiday
Iron and Wine
The Flaming Lips
Elliott Smith
Death Cab for Cutie
The Postal Service

I also love old-school Michael Jackson, Pink Floyd, and the Beatles!

Things I Would Love to Receive

handmade items
pretty papers
letter stickers
chipboard letters
ATCs glues and adhesives of all kinds
markers, especially Sharpies
colored wire
decorative tape
containers and boxes
notebooks of all sizes
vintage yearbooks!
books or newspapers in other languages
stamps and inkpads

I will appreciate pretty much anything handmade and thoughtful. I love to see other people's creations!

Things I'm Not So Into

cutesy stuff
things with Disney or cartoon characters
religious or political items
cigarette smoke
bad spelling/grammar/punctuation
drama (save it for your mama)


Chrissiemeade85 rated for Affirmation Cards #1 on May 29, 2018
Comment: I loved it it was amazing little surprise thank you so much
Comment: Thank you for the lovely ATC and the extras you included. I'm a bit late with rating, sorry for the delay!
user6456 rated for Reading Writing Rithmatic atc trio on Sep 30, 2015
Comment: Thank you so much for your trio of atcs. Such a different point of view than what i made which is exactly why its fun to swap. Thank you for being part of this swap. Keep and eye out for more trio swaps.
hibiscus rated for Reading Writing Rithmatic atc trio on Sep 29, 2015
Comment: Really was surprised and delighted by your take on the swap... Like when quotes are used and I especially liked the "rithmatic" card nice design ... Thanks for the extra papers and the book page piece
AdelaideQuinn rated for Swearsy ATC's DO on Sep 29, 2015
Comment: Haha these are great! I love them both, but "dammit" is my favorite. Thank you:)
lottemeis rated for Tree ATC on Sep 26, 2015
Comment: Thank you so much for your great ATC, I love your style! Your card and sea glass is adorable too. I wish I lived so close to the sea, it is my favourite place to be - together with in the arms of my girls ;)
Response: Wow, I'm surprised it arrived so quickly! Glad you like it!
craftycol rated for Key Word for 2011 Zentangle-INT on Mar 9, 2011
Comment: At last it arrived and very much worth the wait. Plus ty also 4 the extras love them.
junglejulia rated for Michael Jackson ATC on Feb 25, 2011
Comment: Sooo cute! Thank you!
marliese rated for Chunky Row Houses-January 2011 on Feb 6, 2011
Comment: Neat house! My kids love the donkey behind the doors, LOL. Thank you. :)
Emkay rated for ATC series colors # 3 - Pink on Jan 24, 2011
Comment: Thank you for a wonderful swap. I love the pink ATC and also the blue birdie one you send too. And thankyou for the lovely extras you included. Very thoughtful. <3<3<3<3<3
stlouisphile rated for 2010 atc clear out on Jan 19, 2011
Comment: Really pretty card! Thank you!
Response: Thanks for rating!
Venusfury rated for ALL THAT BLING ATC on Jan 15, 2011
Comment: Thank you so much for this beautiful ATC, it is a wonderful addition to my collection :)
Response: So glad you like it!
jannieb rated for Post Secret ATC on Jan 13, 2011
Comment: Thank you so much for the ATC. It was great. I love the notecard you sent it in as well. You did a great job on them both! Smiles all around!!
Response: Glad to make you smile! :)
anbai rated for Post Secret ATC on Jan 13, 2011
Comment: Thank you for sharing your secret with me. I'm glad you were able to accomplish your goal, and you have inspired me to do the same! Happy Swapping!
Response: Thanks for rating! Take care!
nobelli rated for 2010 atc clear out on Jan 13, 2011
Comment: Great card Naomi. I love it
Response: Thanks for rating!
CraftyCat rated for 2010 atc clear out on Jan 11, 2011
Comment: "Butterfly Haven" is so unusual with the yellow sparkly tree and indigo butterflies. Thanks also for the lovely handmade card
Response: Thanks for your kind comments!
mightyquinn4 rated for Paper Mosaic ATC on Jan 10, 2011
Comment: Oh My Gosh Naomi! This ATC is AWESOME! I love it and I love the card too! I can tell that you had to have put hours into it! Thank you so much!
Response: Yay! I'm pretty darn proud of that ATC; it was a lot of work! I was really happy with the results, and I'm glad it went to someone who appreciates it! Thanks for rating!
SamiE rated for 2010 atc clear out on Jan 10, 2011
Comment: Thanks so much for the neat ATC. Happy New Year to you.....
Response: Glad you like it. Thanks for rating!
Patriessie rated for let's get our frustrations out... on Jan 10, 2011
Response: Thanks for rating!
KatarinaNavane rated for 2010 atc clear out on Jan 8, 2011
Comment: Cool card, thank you!
Response: Thanks for rating!

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catestalkergc on Dec 3, 2010:

Thankyou for showing me your kitchen. I just love the benchtops! The whole look is similar to what we want to do.

mrsdutton on Dec 3, 2010:

I am glad that you like the house. And as for the ATC I could not resist bubble wrap I have so much of it I had to find something nice to do with it! So happy you liked my stuff!

Happy Swapping!

hxckendra on Dec 1, 2010:

Thanks for joining my Dark Passenger ATC swap. You were actually my inspiration for creating the swap. I hate to ruin surprises, but you're my partner for the What's an ATC Then? swap and I totally made you a special ATC. I can't wait for you to get it. Again, thanks for joining :)

BarkleysMommy on Nov 21, 2010:

Thanks so much for leaving such a sweet comment on my profile. I love that you have "Weeds" listed as "quality television"! It is one of my favorite shows, too :-)

Vickyen on Nov 20, 2010:

Yipppeee - I am your partner this time around! I hope to get my ATC out to you on Monday! Happy swapping! ;)

Vickyen on Nov 20, 2010:

Thanks so much for joining the Punch Art #5 Swap! I hope you have as much fun this time around and who knows, I might get you as a partner again!! Happy Swapping! ;)

ColeCreations on Nov 13, 2010:

Hi How cool! Its awesome to come across someone that lives near me! How funny is that...there are all these swappers from around the world and you get paired with me, someone just an hour south of where you live. Looking forward to you ATC!

MindyUSA on Nov 11, 2010:

Hi! Welcome to Swap-bot! I hope you enjoy this site as much as I do! :-) I love the way you have set up your profile. It's very nice! You did a great job! Well you take care and stay warm this holiday season! MindyUSA post comment swap

Radvi on Nov 11, 2010:

Hey! Nice profile description :) My name is Radville and I'm from Lithuania. I live in a small town called Birzai. :) I love singing and dancing ;p I love Michael Jackson too! What are your puppy names? I love dogs :) Happy swaping :)

debil on Nov 10, 2010:

Hello, I see you like to etch glass..That is something I would like to do someday..I also like the old school michael jackson..In the 80's I thought he was soo handsome..Talk to ya soon..

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