Swap-bot Time: October 20, 2020 4:37 am


Date Joined: July 7, 2016
Last Online: October 19, 2020
Birthday: September 23
Country: United States

About Me

I joined Swap-Bot for the joy of crafting and making art for others. I put a lot of thought and effort into my swaps with the hope it brings you the same joy I get from putting everything together for you. I read your profile and take notes in a journal so I can keep track of things to send you that are specifically related to your likes. I love to send happy mail that lifts your spirits and brightens your day.

I am a crafter/artist, mother of adult identical twin daughters, and I have been married a very long time. I have a little rescue dog, my husband has a little dog and we have 2 grandoggers. We live in a non-smoking home, so, yay for that!


-Colors: I love them all, blues, greens, teal, pink, purple, red, yellow, pastels, earth tones, brights, just about anything goes, really.

-I like the beach/ocean, flowers, butterflies, birds, dogs, animals, elephants, mermaids, Julie Nutting paper dolls, Art Impressions stamps, Stamping Bella, the mild side of steampunk, vintage, girly, eclectic, and quirky stuff. I love mixed media, hand-sewn or quilted items, and hand-drawn art that other people create (I can't draw).

-I'm a big fan of Tim Holtz, Julie Nutting, and Dyan Reavely, and I'm very tickled to have taken in-person classes with them all at my favorite scrapbook store! I also took a lettering class from Amy Tan, but I didn't practice so I still struggle with that.

-I collect old sewing buttons, hankies, books, ephemera, and of course, art and craft supplies.

-I'm nerdy and eclectic, and I like for things to bring me happiness and joy.

-I loved visiting England! It was a trip of a lifetime given to me by my daughters. It was the first time they flew, so that added even more "excitement." I am now obsessed with Big Ben and all of England. One day I hope to go back and stay in Bath.


-I don't like coffee, not even the smell of it (I love my hot tea, though). I'm not big on perfumey things like scented paper, candles, bath bombs or other items with strong odors, the unicorn craze, things on the violent side of creepy, or anything having to do with horoscopes, ouija boards or tarot cards. I don't swap anything edible or perishable.

Favorite Crafts

I love learning about mixed media, watercoloring, card- and journal-making. I am very much into making unique backgrounds for my die cutting and card-making. I also dabble in Bible journaling and have a lot to learn.

I have a few Eileen Hull dies and I am especially having fun learning how to make the travel journal. The part I love the most is gathering the variety of paper such as vintage and hand-decorated, and other unique things to fill it with Now I'm to the point where I don't need a die to make art journals, but I still use them if I need uniformity.

Small art is where it's at for me. I like to make and trade ATCs, ATCoins, Index cards, Memory Dex cards, twinchies, inchies and whatever else I can make in miniature.

I am learning how to use the Gelli Plate. I can crochet, but I rarely do.

As with other crafters, I have tons of supplies. I also have die cutters, dies, embossing folders, and lots of cling and rubber stamps. Stickers you say? I have way too many.


-Tim Holtz's On-line Creative Chemistry 101/102/103 classes

-Yellow Daisy Art's Index Card A Day (ICAD), June 1-July 31, 61 days of arting. I have participated in it for the last 4 years.

-I am always swapping or making things for other people in person or via Instagram, here, and on Facebook..

Here are a few things I've made for swaps. To see more, go to flickr.com and search for me under iamdawt. The first one is my latest swap, an Easter themed flipbook. I worked on it for several days and really enjoyed it.

Memory Dex cards made for a private swap with @AnnaL


renmagpie rated for TA: Technique Postcard on Oct 2, 2020
Comment: This. Postcard. Is. Beautiful! Thank you so much for explaining your technique and that black paint is AMAZING. Really, this is just such a lovely piece. Thank you so, so much. xoxo
Response: Yay! I'm relieved it made it to you okay. I'm so pleased you like it. I made a few ATCs similar to it, and I'm kinda hooked on the process. This was such a fun swap! Thank you SO MUCH for the heart, I really appreciate it.
LovRasp rated for Easter Flipbook Swap on Apr 8, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the lovely Easter Flipbook. I love it all and the book itself is super cute. The kitty journaling cards are great too. Thank you for the awesome job you did. ☺️
Response: I'm so glad it made it there safely. That's always a worry when my swaps leave my hands. I couldn't resist sending a few things from your profile. I'm glad you liked everything. Thanks so very much for the heart, I really appreciate it!
Comment: Thank you so much for such a special swap, everything was perfect, an adorable pocket, decorated so nice, sweet extras and a lovely letter.. Thank you!!
Response: And thank YOU for the heart, I appreciate it very much! The padded envelope came back to me the next day because there wasn't enough postage on it, so I slapped the heck out of it with more. I'm glad it made it okay and that you like everything.
Stastny1965 rated for ACTs: Snow Globe Coin on Jan 9, 2020
Comment: Thank you very much for the Snow Globe Coin! It is adorable - I just love it! I am a Julie Nutting fan too!
Response: Really?! That's perfect, then, yay! I have tons and tons of her stuff, and I'll be adding more with the new collection coming out soon. Thank you so much for the heart, I appreciate it very much.
jjhere rated for ATC Fall trees and leaves on Nov 14, 2019
Comment: Your tree ATC is beautiful and the 2nd ATC made me chuckle for sure. 😁 Your note and cards made my day. Thank you!
Response: I'm glad you liked everything so much. Thank you for the heart, you made MY day!
Poeprincess rated for TIMs: Cat & Mouse Inchies on Oct 24, 2019
Comment: I love the whole package you created, from your Inchies to the ATC blank, to the envelope & the card. Great talent! Thank you.
Response: Thank you so much, I'm so happy you like them! And thank you for the heart, you made my day.
Comment: I love the envelopes!
Response: I love the heart, thank you!
Wykyd rated for ATC RRR Categories on Jun 26, 2019
Comment: I don't even know where to start... OMG! It was like Christmas but better! There is SO much goodness in here I don't even know what to say... Right down to those tiny little rolodex cards inside two tiny envies! Just LOEV LOVE LOVE!!! You've spoiled me rotten!!!!
Response: It's fun to feel spoiled, I'm glad you feel that way! I love my punch that makes those tiny Rolodex cards. I even made a holder to hold the ones I've made and traded. This was such a fun swap. Thank you so much for the heart, I really appreciate it!
purple24 rated for SUNFLOWER ATC on Jun 20, 2019
Comment: Absolutely gorgeous! I love all the sunflowers 🌻! Thank you!
Response: Thank you, Mary, I'm so glad you like everything. I really appreciate the heart, thank you!
Lisapotterylady rated for Embossing Folder on Jun 18, 2019
Comment: The embossings are beautiful ~ and I do like the ATC idea!
Response: Thank you so much! And I appreciate the heart, it made my day.
choke rated for TIMs: Inchies—Whatever on Jun 11, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the fabulous inchies! I love the color contrast and the effect of the sequins, very creative and inspirational! Thank you too for the TH inspired mini rolo, it is perfect for my holder! I enjoyed your handwritten note and handmade goodies inside. All around a stellar swap, it brought me a lot of joy to open it today! Thanks so much for the smiles!
Response: And thank YOU for the heart! It brought me smiles, too! I'm glad the little Rolodex card was the correct size. There are so many out there to choose from. The teeny-tiny ones still amaze me. They're a challenge to make just like the Inchies, but very rewarding to behold. Thank you for making my day brighter!
AnnaL rated for CPG In the Garden ATC - US Only on Jun 2, 2019
Comment: Oh Dorothy, I cant even begin to tell you how wonderful the ATC card you made me put a huge smile on my face. OMG on all the goodies as well, so much fun to be had with all these awesome goodness, many thanks. Have a great day today, I know I will!!! AnnaL.
Response: I'm so glad you liked the ATC! This was such a fun swap, I so enjoyed crafting for you. I appreciate the heart, thanks so very much!
DragonflyDaisy rated for Crazy for cardboard! on Jun 1, 2019
Comment: Oh my goodness Dorothy!!! WOW!!! How did I get so lucky to have you for my partner ❤️ I would give you a hundred hearts if I could! You have the gift of making someone feel so special that goes above and beyond just happy mail! 😍 The mini photo album you made for me is absolutely gorgeous! And the extras you sent with it were beautiful too. Thank you soooo much for my wonderful package and for being such an amazing partner in our group! When I see your name on the package I know I am in for a treat and I am like a little kid again opening a Christmas present - lol! Thank you again! Happy crafting! 🙂
Response: *grabbing tissue* Thank you so much for your heartfelt words. You have made me a bit weepy, but in the best way possible! I absolutely love crafting for you and was so excited when I saw it was you I was given. Thank you for making my day so bright and for being the hostess with the mostess!
Comment: Love it all
Response: I'm so glad you do! Thank you for the heart, it means a lot.
OrigamiGrace rated for CPG Rainbow ATCs - US only on Mar 25, 2019
Comment: Thank you for one of the loveliest swaps I've rec'd in a long time! Your atcs are just gorgeous, creative and a pleasure to at!! And thank you for the beautiful extras - almost too pretty to part with:)
Response: What a lovely thing to say, thank you so much!
Comment: It felt like Christmas when I was opening your swap.I love everything that you sent to me.The dex card is awesome.The goodies are fantastic,thank you so much.
Response: I appreciate your kind words and the heart, thank you so much! Your wonderful profile made it fun to craft for you.
tigermousecat rated for ACTs: New Year Words on Jan 14, 2019
Comment: Love these ACTs! The Bloom one is so pretty! Thanks for the extras! The Dr Who are such fun!
Response: I'm so glad you got it already! That bloom one is one of my all-time favorites I've ever made. I'm so glad you liked it. Thank you so much for the heart!
Jewelss2 rated for Winter ATC Coins Swap- USA on Dec 7, 2018
Comment: Thank you Dorothy, for the thoughtfully created, BEAUTIFUL, ATC Coins! They are perfect for me, as are the extras you included...with the ASL alphabet stamped paper and others! Blessings, Julie
Response: As soon as I read your profile I knew I had dig out those ASL stamps. I'm glad you're so happy with everything. Thanks SO MUCH for the heart!
lmacdavis93 rated for ACT: Double Coins on Oct 28, 2018
Comment: Dear Dorothy, If I could give you a 10 rating I would! Your double coins are so cute. Love the sparkly purple backgrounds and the little witches are wonderful - you have colored them perfectly. They really are brilliant. And I am overwhelmed by all the goodies you sent me! So much fun stuff. Love the vintage list - I have a bunch of vintage papers and ledgers and I just love them. And like you I will buy one not knowing exactly what I might do with it but it's just fun to have. I've never seen anything like the fine art squares either, and I can't believe all the die cuts you made me! They are all so great, but I really love the one that looks like trees - it's amazing! Thanks for a wonderful swap and for you lovely letter that you enclosed as well. Hope we are partners again sometime soon!
Response: Oh, my goodness! Thank you for the wonderful things you said and for giving me a heart. "Brilliant," wow, no one has ever said that about my art. And saying you hope we partner up again really made my day, thanks so much!
tonat80 rated for August Bookmark on Sep 4, 2018
Comment: LOVE LOVE LOVE! I love the beautiful colors and sheen it has...and so perfect for me - quilting!! Thank you so much for all of the extra goodies too...
Response: So happy you like everything! I love crafting for you. Thank you so much for the heart!

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Lablauri57 on Oct 12, 2019:

You should show more of your art work! They are fantastic.

meenaRN on Apr 11, 2019:

Thank you so so much for the junk journal and pretty card. I am so excited to start using it for memories. I took the box to work so Tina and I could open it together. I didn't know they were themed for each of us but I let Tina choose and she picked the sewing one after all. But both are lovely. Glad you got your box too. Thank you again so much.

Paige1900 on Dec 22, 2018:

@BabyBee78 angel request thread Here

iamdawt on Dec 14, 2018:

DO NOT SWAP WITH @BabyBee78 !! She ignores emails, doesn't send swaps, only takes. I have no patience for people who suck the fun out of swapping.

BusyB on Aug 29, 2018:

Welcome to Merry Memorydex and Rolo Swaps USA!! I just uploaded two new swaps for October and November.

Candyn29 on May 9, 2018:

Thank you for the awesome swap you sent to me!

oblivionspin on Dec 2, 2017:

Thank you for the absolutely darling twinchies you sent my way. In such a cute handmade card, no less. My mum's a card maker and I am always so impressed by people's ability to do so, I just have never been able to get into it.

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