Swap-bot Time: September 28, 2020 2:36 pm


Date Joined: November 14, 2007
Last Online: February 25, 2020
Birthday: October 30
Country: United States
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About Me

Howdy- back after a hiatus of a few years. Hoping to get back in to doing more art.

I am an eternal 8 year old. I love dogs, greyhounds in particular. We have two pups currently, a greyhound girl and a lab mix puppy boy. They are amazing and devious and make me laugh every day!

SWAPS I am very conscientious about my swap partners getting their goodies. Please let me know if something does not get to you prior to rating me a one; I offer everyone the same courtesy. If there would be any issue with sending out late to you, I would definitely be in contact with you. Also, I rate as soon as possible after receiving something. If anything EVER comes postage due, please let me know and I will fix the situation. This happened in the past --when I had taken a parcel to the post office to be hand-weighed.

If you haven't gotten a rating from me, I probably haven't gotten your swap. Thanks!

Favorite Crafts

I love altering- anything! I have been a pack rat since I was born & love to make things that are a little "off" out of found objects.

I like trying anything crafty - mostly into paper crafts and re-using stuff. I am not very technically oriented, so those are the type of crafts that I don't attack with gusto.

Favorite Things

Dogs (large sighthounds are my favorites but love all dogs), sloths, hippos---all animals really, halloween anything (skulls,pumpkins,vintage), folk art, outsider art, mail art, rubber stamps!, labyrinths, cute overload, kitsch, vintage, ephemera, estate sales and thrift stores, funny stuff, things that don't necessarily go together, carnival supply stuff, beads, ribbon, any old paper items, old toys & toy parts, ghosts, old cemeteries, abandoned buildings of any type, the ocean, the green outdoors, sheep, guatemalan/any south american crafts, day of the dead, old ads, tags, lawn flamingos, garden gnomes, plants/cactus, gypsy, cupcake decorations/picks, stickers, pens with things on the top of 'em, Mr. Winkle, the art museum, Klimt, Joseph Cornell, Frida Kahlo, Lucas Samaras, any old needlepoint/embroidery/crewel creations already finished (have a hard time not buying these when I see them at thrift/estates sales, even if they are bad!), old paint by numbers, (old) religious art, (I LOVE old images from books, old prayer cards, medals, rosaries, old religious-themed books, old religious kids books, books on the saints ---I was raised Catholic but am no longer...but I do love those images) old postage stamps, old postcards, ANYTHING handmade, anything to do with dogs, drawings by little kids, anything with poodle images on it, photos of dogs, photos of YOUR dog! NPR

I am a sucker for orphan notecards or cards...I have a bunch from thrift/yard sales...don't be surprised if you get something really cheesy from me!, art supplies, window shopping, photos-I don't take much, but LOVE looking at other people's - even if they are new, old, mundane things, anything..., Gorey, tiny, cute non-practical things, stuffed animals, rocks, fossils, found objects, Disapproving Rabbits, finding an old journal or ledger & reading the entries (perhaps a bit of voyeurism here?), peacocks, monsters, scary stuff (even though I am SO EASILY freaked out!), puppy kisses, pins/brooches (especially cheesy ones), things that are abnormally large or small (giant combs, giant sunglasses, those huge pencils), fair trade, journaling, donkeys, jokes, those large plastic seasonal yard decorations --they are so bad, they are good! (currently have one sheep from a manger scene, a chocolate bunny, some misc. halloween ones), hand making rugs from material strips with a modified toothbrush as a weaving aid, old cross-stitch samplers, playing cards--anything with interesting/vintage backs, board games- love the cards, pieces, spinners, all types of fabric, bright colors...

REALLY love nifty handmade pcs.


most scented stuff, lotions, make-up, when everything starts to look the same, most pre-done scrapbooking supplies, things with my name or initial, princess, girly-girl, drama! I am definitely more ARTSY than CUTESY!!

Favorite Books

I love to read. Alice in Wonderland is my all-time favorite book; I also love Dr. Suess. I There are certain books I re-read every year - Alice in Wonderland, the Harry Potter series, the Chronicles of Narnia...Children's books are a favorite of mine...I have a large collection...I read them and also treaure them for the illustrations. I tend to gravitate towards "the classics" but am always up for any new read. I like books with dogs in them. Some favorite authors: DH Lawrence, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, C Jung, Lewis Carroll, David Sedaris, Jane Austin, Ambrose Bierce.


Jamnj rated for Altered Text ATC's International on Jan 28, 2018
Comment: Sorry for the delay in rating.
stitchinwitch rated for TPD: Christmas twinchies on Nov 15, 2012
Comment: Absolutely stunning inchies, Nice to meet another fan of sighthounds too
Response: wow :) stunning is such a strong word!!! Sighthounds rock :) thank you!!!
pandessa rated for Halloween Stamped Images - INT on Oct 20, 2012
Comment: Great images thanxso so much 100 hearts
Response: thanks so much! :)
Tinker60 rated for Page of Christmas--SANTA on Oct 20, 2012
Comment: THanks Jill for the great ATC - very festive!! And thanks for the PCs you included. . . I've never been to Alaska either but have been to Silverton, CO and it is a great little town up in the mountains full of history. . . very interesting to visit there. Thanks again for the festive Santa ATC!!
Response: thank you for your kind words. A co-worker just went up to CO....makes me want to take a road trip.
bean rated for Buddha Quote ATC on Oct 19, 2012
Comment: thank you for the beautiful ATC! <3
Response: thanks so much. I am so glad you posted this swap!
qbee rated for Page of Christmas--REINDEER on Oct 19, 2012
Comment: thank you. Debbie
Response: thank you!
alonalonzo rated for ATC Sea horse USA ONLY on Oct 18, 2012
Comment: Thank you for the adorable seahorse atc and the wonderful Graphic 45 Boardwalk papers. I love it all. Many red hearts to you!
Response: awww...thank you for your kind words! Glad you liked the swap.
dardarbinx rated for Halloween Stamped Images - INT on Oct 16, 2012
Comment: Thank you for all of the awesome images!
Response: I am glad you liked them! I love halloween "stuff" ---- there are so many awesome halloween stamps out there!
Comment: Thank you for the chuckles!! Awesome, even my 15 year old laughed:)
Response: cha-ching! Making a 15 year old laugh - that's great! I am so glad you posted this swap! Thank you!!
AliddaLawf rated for Crows, Witches or Skeletons ATC on Oct 15, 2012
Comment: Positively LOVED your swap package! The ATC ROCKS!!! I love the composition! And the pc and stickers were awesome too! Thanks SO MUCH...wish I could give you several hearts!
Response: Why thank you so much! I truly appreciated your message - and I am going to get back with you on some stuff. You rock, yourself!!
grammag rated for Halloween Stamped Images - INT on Oct 14, 2012
Comment: I love the images you sent! Where did you get the stamps for the halloween tickets? And the one on the front of the card...I adore that one! Thank you so much!
Response: thanks so much! I have been delaying responding because for the life of me, I could not remember the stamp company you are asking about. But, finally - remembered! It's Invoke Arts. Awesome, awesome images.
goodie2shoes rated for ATC Sea horse USA ONLY on Oct 13, 2012
Comment: It was so nice to get a swap from my artsy sister! I love it, and I am always so impressed with your patience for all that cutting!! thank you for the goodies, too ~ it's hard to believe that there are actually some papers out there that I don't have!! So glad you are swapping again~
AZBobbi rated for The lonely mailbox **Edited on Oct 11, 2012
Comment: Thank you :)
mummsie rated for AMS: The Bird is the Word ATC Swap on Sep 28, 2012
Response: Thanks mummsie - happy swapping!
donetta rated for SS: atc with a nude on Sep 27, 2012
Comment: Beautiful! I love the gorgeous nude and your beautiful presentation...great job! (Note to self: never send messages using Kindle...gorgeous "jude" indeed!)
Response: Thank you so very much!
cfroggie rated for `` WHR DO U LIVE? POSTCARDS! `` on Sep 4, 2012
Response: Hi - Wow...this is a rating from 2008. I appreciate the follow up! I don't remember from that long ago :) thanks and take care...
Comment: I love the Hemingway postcard never saw anything like it thanks dear. If you ever want a new pal contact me thanks again :) And also just saw the other of them the flordia pc thanks for both of them :)
sleepingrover2010 rated for Dog Breeds A-Z #7: G on Jun 6, 2012
Comment: Hello Jill, Thank you for your ATC you created for me for this swap. I like how you have all the greyhounds facing toward the center and touching the heart. Your ATC will be a positve addition to my Dog Breeds A-Z Series. Thank you for the sticker package of dogs. Barb sleepingrover2010
Response: thank you so much Barb! Appreciate your kind words.
Vagirl rated for Send a Letter to get a Letter #4 on Dec 28, 2011
Comment: Thank you so much for your lovely letter and the adorable bears and awesome envelope. I love everything. Will reply after a while. I'm still trying to catch up, sorry!
ransom rated for DOG ATC on Nov 5, 2011
Comment: Great dog ATC's and very nice note. Thank you ever so much. :-)

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anrtist on Aug 5, 2015:

AMAZING MAIL ART GROUP has a ~B I N G O ~ Game starting SUNDAY if you wanna play! Just check in the group and select your words, say you're in & pm me your list! ;-)
ENJOY!!! Blessings, cc

rachelcdoyle on Apr 4, 2013:

rachelcdoyle on Dec 9, 2012:

thefruid on Nov 3, 2012:


Thank you so much for your note and the cards that you sent me for the NTG RAK! They were wonderful and they made for a happy mail day here! And the office fuzz on the back of the envelope was a bonus LOL...made me laugh :D

anrtist on Oct 27, 2012:

Hey, glad u got all the templates & hope you begin enjoying the rolo swaps soon! Thanx for the nice comment u put on my profile! I hope you check out the original A.R.T.Group, there's a rolo tab series going on you may enjoy! Also, the new group & 4x6 size is GREAT! ;-) Blesssings, cc

sebastian122 on Oct 4, 2012:

Yippee! I'm always concerned people are going to think I'm spamming or something. Always good to know someone else is happy, too. =D

rachelcdoyle on Sep 15, 2012:

Paige1900 on Sep 1, 2012:

Welcome to

The TPD Welcome!

We upped the membership from 150 to 175.

rachelcdoyle on Jun 28, 2012:

PostMuse on Nov 17, 2011:

Nice to have you back Jill!

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