Swap-bot Time: January 22, 2019 10:46 am


Date Joined: October 21, 2013
Last Online: January 19, 2019
Birthday: September 9, 1949
Country: United States

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8/26/18 - Notice: my fibromyalgia is going through a bad phase and have some other medical issues to deal with so I need to need to take a temporary leave. It’s breaks my heart but I won’t take a chance on no being able to follow through. Hope to be back soon.

live in Eureka, CA - northern CA on the coast in the redwoods. I was born and raised here and I love it because it's beautiful and green. Since we're on the coast the weather is mild (not like southern CA) and we get a fair amount of rain. I love the rain and fog. I am retired and just married 5 years ago to a wonderful man! I've never been so happy... I was divorced once - we had 4 children, and I was widowed once. I adopted and raised one grandchild.

Favorite Music

I love music! I was in my teens in the '60's so I love folk music, Neil Diamond, the Mamas and Papas, Simon & Garfunkle, John Denver, Gordon Lightfoot, Bob Dylan, Billy Joel, Elton John, Cher,and on and on... I like Classical - Beethoven, Mozart, Bach I like most country music. I love anything I can dance to!

Favorite Books

I love to read. I love Jane Austen. I started with "Pride and Prejudice" when I was ten. I love biographies. As a kid I read a lot of Nancy Drew and I still love her and light murder mysteries. I've read all of Agatha Christie A favorite over time has been "Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance", "Eat, Pray, Love"

Added Nov. 2016 - discovered "Boilerplate" steampunk is o.k., but Boilerplate is fascinating!

Favorite Movies

I have very eclectic tastes in movies. I love mysteries and romances. I do not like horror movies. I've liked a lot of foreign movies. I loved "Lincoln" I loved the Exotic Marigold Hotel and one of my all time faves is Love, Acually. I love, love, love Christmas movies.

Favorite Television

I watch a lot of TV (while crafting) Project Runway is a fave, I like DIY decorating shows, house hunting and cooking shows. I love any craft show. I like Bones, Sherlock Holmes, Midsomer Murders, New Tricks, Doc Martin, Inspector Lewis... I love Masterpiece Theater (ooh! and Edward Gorey) We don't miss an episode of "Downton Abbey"

Favorite Crafts

I started doing crafts as a child, with my Mom and Grandmother. I crochet, embroider, sew, tole paint. I just started (in the last few months) doing whimsy mixed media. I've done rubber stamping and ATCs for years. We no longer have a local ATC group and I've been trading online. and stencils, ooh! and Zentangles and altered books and the Gelli Plate printer I forgot to add that I've been quilting for years. I have done hand-piecing but I'm impatient so I like machine sewing best. I love making dolls and stuffed animals, too. I have stuff/crap all over my house, organization is not my skill. I have to see it or I forget it. But I LOVE all my crap, it shows that I'm creative!

About Me

I collect elephants and rubber duckies. (Go Oregon Ducks!) I make jewelry - beading, shrink plastic, and paper. We went to London and Paris on our honeymoon and I fell in love with the Eiffel Tower. We want to go to India - the Taj Mahal, painted elephants, and the gorgeous saris and colors. I love earrings, esp dangly (but not too long - I have a short, fat neck-lol) and blingy.

Can't resist

Cute papers (for ATCs and Post Cards) Any thing with cute critters - cats, dogs, foxes, hedgehogs, chickens, ducks... Birds, butterflies Nature - acorns, leaves, trees, FLOWERS, mushrooms Ocean critters - fish, octopus, sea horses, crabs, oysters, coral reefs, jellyfish, boats, anchors (my Dad was a commercial fisherman) Anything '60's The Eiffel Tower (French anything) Nancy Drew anything Colors - teal, purple, pink, yellow, stained glass, rainbows


Christmas and Christmas music - anywhere, anytime! My only tattoo is a music note jingle bell. If you can't think of anything to send, Christmas always works. Papers, ornaments, Dotees, earrings, cut-outs, cards, postcards, notecards...

About Me

I don’t sign up for a swap unless I'm positive I can do it, and get it sent on time. I DO NOT FLAKE!

I was given (to rehome) a cute little mini-dachshund. Her name is Cleopatra and she’s 10 years old. We love this little cutie pie!


JaMaJo rated for A.I. New Craze - Coins on Sep 5, 2018
Comment: Very cute and coordinated coins! Thank you! :)
ariestess rated for New-ATC Coin on Aug 31, 2018
Comment: OMFG! These coins are absolutely gorgeous! I love them so much! And thank you for the extras!
Kskollections rated for What the?? challenge on Aug 23, 2018
Comment: Very nice!
DeAnnaVarela rated for What the?? challenge on Aug 20, 2018
Comment: Thanks for the "relax fox", cute card and tags. XO
ladydy5 rated for Two Different on Jul 24, 2018
Comment: Very nice and good size envelope. Thnnk you
rarjones rated for USAPC- Background Techniques on Jul 21, 2018
Comment: So glad you enjoyed trying the technique. I like it too and find I am using it more often now. Makes such a one of kind background for most any card type you want to make. I like your blue tones! Thanks so much for the many extras and for swapping with me:)
Pandd rated for USAPC: Bird Collage ATC on Jul 18, 2018
Comment: I received your beautiful atc today. Love it! Composition is perfect for that bluebird. Thank you for a great swap. Pat💕💕
georgiafae rated for MAE -God Bless America on Jul 8, 2018
Comment: Great envelopes-you found some great flag paper and stars, the envelope you created to send them in was super too! We have been going thru a heat wave here in ND lately too-its always windy so that helps a bit! Happy Summer-Happy Swapping!
Comment: ♥ Thank you for the absolutely adorable flip book. I am so glad you enjoyed the process. I shall have fun with all the stickers and extras you sent. Thanks again.
Comment: Beautiful backgrounds, love the bright colors. Thanks so much for the adorable stamp set!
thequilterslink rated for MAE. - Swapping Out on Jun 20, 2018
Comment: Thanks for the great envies
user2148 rated for YTPC: Tag pockets on Jun 18, 2018
Comment: LOVED all my beautiful tags!! They are all so different and so yummy to look at! Thank you so much for everything! ❤️
pennypuppy rated for YTPC: Let's Make a Zine! on Jun 1, 2018
Comment: Love the vibrant colors of the florals! What kind of paper did you use, it is so smooth? Thanks very much!
thureris rated for YTPC: Let's Make a Zine! on May 30, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the lovely zine, Jan! It did indeed brighten my day. :)
hibiscus rated for USAPC- Cards with Wings on May 25, 2018
Comment: Are you a professional? This card is gorgeous! It will be saved for a very special occasion I have in mind for a very special person. Thank you for sharing your talent! I am more than a little speechless at this amazing flip book! Of course my favorite theme...just a wonderful treat... such a special treat .., thank you so much..
Artstamper rated for YTPC: Let's Make a Zine! on May 25, 2018
Comment: Thank you for your lovely zine.Love the flowers and the sayings.
user2148 rated for YTPC: Cool Envelopes on May 16, 2018
Comment: Awesome envelopes!! I'm a carver too and so love all your designs! I'm headed to Crescent City in a week to see my folks and eat my weight in seafood! Thanks for all the beautifulness, it's going to be hard to use them and see them leave though. :0)
Kalalinga rated for MAE~May Bee on May 11, 2018
Comment: I love the envies you made for me! Thank you for those and for all the nice extras too.
Comment: ♥ Thanks for the great swap. I am sorry this didn't take the 1st time. I really enjoyed using the letter set and will so with the others
Response: I was so happy to get you as a partner. I’m glad you liked it all. Fun swap!
Comment: What a beautiful card, so colorful and sparkly. Thank you so much!
Response: Ooh, so glad you like it. I was trying to go with your profile.

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CurlyTea on Sep 10, 2018:

Happy Birthday!

Jenicat on Jun 1, 2018:

Thank you so much for sending me your mini zine. I think it's beautiful with all the bright colors and flowers! The envie was super cute as well 💜

hibiscus on Apr 16, 2018:

Thank you for an absolutely perfect swap .... loved the webbing!

CurlyTea on Sep 11, 2017:

ladydy5 on Oct 18, 2016:

Thank You for being a good swapper in my group MAE. You seem to do them all and I appreciate that. Diane

ladydy5 on Oct 4, 2016:

Come do a swap Make An Envelope group. Welcome

RyeRye on Sep 9, 2016:



RyeRye on Jun 26, 2016:

Thanks for joining Inspiration Station!

Aryphena on May 31, 2016:


I have done making the snail mail flipbook today. I will mail it tomorrow. Happy~ Happy~ ^.^


anrtist on Aug 12, 2015:

I am so glad you liked your Bohemian Elephant pocket letter!
I want to tell you again how much I luv the PEACOCK & Hummingbird Painting Pocket letter you gave me! ;-) It was awesome & SO many goodies!!! ;-) I am still smiling from that happy mail!!! ;-) ✿♥‿♥✿
I wish I could have given you more hearts!!!
I am hoping you will join in the 4 new pocket letter swaps I just hosted in the 1 POSH Group! ;-)
Anyone would be lucky to have you as a partner! THANX & Blessings! cc

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