Swap-bot Time: March 19, 2018 1:57 am


Date Joined: July 22, 2016
Last Online: March 18, 2018
Birthday: November 10, 1979
Country: United States
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About Me

I'm a wife and homeschooling mother of three. I spend a lot of my time at home with my kids or participating in all of the activities that come with having homeschooled children. When I can, I squeeze in time for reading and crafting/creating. I love art and while I don't consider myself an artist, I love trying my hand at painting and drawing. When I get outside I like to bike (bicycle) and I've discovered I love camping.

Favorite Books

I love reading all kinds of books. My house is basically a library. My husband jokes that we are going to have to learn how to make my bookshelves a structural part of our house if I buy any more of them. I'm currently in a classics book club and I'm really enjoying it. The only genre I do not really enjoy is romance, but if it is recommended, I'm willing to try just about anything. I do believe my favorite author of all time is Neil Gaiman. I also have recently started to enjoy reading some of my kids' books too. I find juvenile fiction delightful. Favorite books of all time would be Smoke and Mirrors by Neil Gaiman (most things by Neil, really) The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis, Snow Flower and the Secret Fan by Lisa See, A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens, A Year of Wonders by Geraldine Brooks, A Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde, and Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain just to name a very few.

I have read some of the best books lately. Gone With the Wind by Margaret Mitchell, All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr, The Melendy Quartet by Elizabeth Enright, A Horse Came Running by Meindert DeJong and Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier.

Favorite Music

I love all kinds of music with the exception of post-1980s country. I am always obsessed with finding the next great song that makes me want to listen to it over and over again. Old favorites are The Smashing Pumpkins, Tori Amos, Pearl Jam, The Cure, BT, Bjork, Led Zeppelin, Radiohead, Chevelle, Fiona Apple and Beck. These people made me want to be rock stars. Some favorite bands/singers that I'm listening to right now are Regina Spektor, Pete Yorn, School of Seven Bells, The Joy Formiddable, Wolf Alice, Silversun Pickups, Meg Meyers, Grimes, The Kills, K. Flay, GEMS, Ryan Adams, The Replacements, Alt-J, Doomtree and Dessa. I could literally go on and on. There is so much good music out there!

I’ve got some new music. The new Dessa album is great, AWOLNATION, Phantogram, Forst Aid Kit and BØRNS.

Favorite Crafts

I love crafting in most of its forms. I love to scrapbook, art journal, make cards, paint, draw, knit, crochet and spin yarn. I HATE sewing. I used to think I'd like it, but every time I try it, I end up hating the process and the finished product. So I've given up on that one. I go through phases with all my preferred crafts. Right now, I'm trying to learn to knit brioche and finding it very challenging. Working in a store that sells art supplies and scrapbooking paper has helped me amass quite a stash of crafty things to work on. ATCs have become my preferred art form for the time being and I can't get enough of them!

Favorite Television

I don't watch a whole lot of television lately. Shows I have really enjoyed in the past are The Office, Arrested Development, Mystery Science Theater 3000, Star Trek: The Next Generation, Seinfeld, Parks and Recreation, Firefly, Fringe, Battlestar Galactica and Gilmore Girls. I haven't had actual network tv or cable or anything in my house in almost 14 years. Everything we watch in my house is on DVD.

Recently watched and loved The Walking Dead, Game of Thrones, Stranger Things, and Call the Midwife

Favorite Movies

My favorite movies are pretty much all older ones. The Shawshank Redemption, Star Wars episodes 4-6, Empire Records, Pillow Talk, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, Braveheart, Roman Holiday, Amelie, Pride and Prejudice (the Colin Firth one), The Lord of the Rings trilogy, and I do like the new Star Trek movies just to name a few.


  • anything handmade
  • vintage
  • ephemera
  • die cuts
  • coffee
  • colors (I love them all, except for things that are predominantly orange. Aqua, turquoise and red are favorites)
  • vintage Pyrex
  • tea (all kinds)
  • Star Trek
  • Star Wars
  • geek
  • natural fiber yarn
  • tattoos (I have none, but love them anyway)
  • stamps (rubber, acrylic and postage)
  • Chapstick
  • pop art
  • graffiti
  • geometric patterns
  • markers
  • watercolor
  • Tim holtz products
  • ATCs
  • art made by you
  • mermaids
  • children's book illustrations
  • books
  • socks

I promise, if I receive something handmade and it is obvious you put effort into the item, I will love it! I am a huge proponent of handmade crafts.

I also promise that I will rate you the day I get your swap or shortly thereafter and I ask the same of anyone who receives swaps from me.

I pledge to rate

Private swaps

I am ALWAYS looking for someone to swap privately with me. If you are interested, please send me a message. I am more than willing to set it up. I am interested in swapping:

  • music playlists/recommendations
  • book recommendations
  • postcards homemade and store bought
  • ATCs
  • yarn
  • knitted items
  • stamped images
  • vintage ephemera
  • die cuts
  • washi tape samples


I have just started trading postcards and thought I'd list my preferences here.

Themes I Like

  • black and white
  • mailboxes
  • works of art
  • handmade
  • buildings
  • vintage
  • sci-fi
  • books/authors/book quotes
  • superheroes/comics
  • manga
  • weird or bizarre
  • maps
  • touristy
  • botanical

Themes I Dislike

  • cartoons
  • ad/free cards
  • anything that is inappropriate for children to see (my kids get the mail for me every day)

The dislikes are null, of course, if the swap calls for that type of card.

I prefer my cards naked with a bit about you written on them. I like learning about the people I'm swapping with. Give me a book recommendation, tell me what you've been listening to lately, tell me about how you spend your time or about something you wish for. Something besides, "here's your PC".


Please don't send:

  • foam stickers/shapes
  • anything scented
  • Christmas themed items-I'm just not into Christmas crafting. I've tried, but it just doesn't excite me.
  • Disney stuff

I'm pretty easy to please!


jukejan rated for IS: Draw on your envelope swap ~ INT on Mar 18, 2018
Comment: Your beautiful envie looks like Spring even though I still have quite a bit of snow. I will be keeping you in my thoughts and have written back to you.
Response: Thank you for your prayers and warm thoughts! My grandma is still hanging on. I’m so glad you liked my floral envie. I need some spring. We still have plenty of snow too. I look forward to hearing from you!
Comment: Awesome job! You nailed it! Thank you for the wonderful card.
Response: You’re very welcome! I’m glad you think I nailed it! It’s always hard for me to create something inspired by an artist. I always feel like maybe it’s TOO similar, but then I worry that it won’t be similar enough. I’m glad you like it❤️
Queensmiley2530 rated for Let's Swap Die Cuts on Mar 13, 2018
Comment: Thank you for everything
grandmaroro rated for JJJ: Send 6 RED on Mar 11, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the envelope of red goodies. . I look forward to using them in my journals.
smmarrty rated for JJJ: Send 6 BLUE on Mar 10, 2018
Comment: Thanks for a fun collection - lots of goodies to try.
Comment: Oooh la la LOVELY! Thanks so much for playing along and for making such a gorgeous card. XO
Response: I am so very glad you liked it!! Ever since I signed up for the swap I’ve been following her on Instagram and I love her work. Thanks for the heart!
mydnite rated for WIYM: Die Cut/Punches Swap - USA on Mar 8, 2018
Comment: Sorry for the delay in responding...Thanks for the awesome di-cuts especially the dandelion! I really liked the feathers and the music notes too. Thanks again and Happy Swapping! Jen
Response: You’re welcome! I’m so glad you liked the die cuts I sent. Thanks for the great rating!
stephiedee rated for PVT: joybells2426 & stephiedee on Mar 5, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the rad collage pc, Joy! Love all the cool images and patterns.
Response: You’re welcome! I’m always happy to swap with you!
BusyB rated for WIYM: Die Cut/Punches Swap - USA on Mar 5, 2018
Comment: Thank you Joy, for the die cuts! I like all the different kinds of papers you used for some. Great to use in personal journals and other projects. Have a great day!
Response: You’re welcome! I’m so glad you like them.
bbsporty rated for AMMM: I'd Love Washi Samples on Mar 4, 2018
Comment: I love all of the washi samples! The envie is great too! Thanks!
Response: You’re welcome! I just wish I could have fulfilled more of your washi wishes!
Ruthless rated for AMMM: I'd Love Washi Samples on Mar 2, 2018
Comment: What a cool envelope! Great job! Awesome choice of washi samples! You are absolutely right, all washi is happy washi! Thanks so much. Have a wonderful day!
Response: You’re welcome! Thanks for the great rating!
orneryswife rated for 5x7: ❤ Hearts ❤ on Feb 26, 2018
Comment: I love this!! Thank you!
Response: I’m so glad you like it! I had tons of fun with my gelli plate that night.
Cinnamingirl rated for WOW: My Favorite Color... on Feb 26, 2018
Comment: These are gorgeous, thank you!
Response: You’re welcome! I’m glad you like them.
ktk8 rated for Cat with a Hat on Feb 20, 2018
Comment: Oh I do LOVE this cat with a hat..... and the beautiful card you sent it in.....thank you very much......
Response: I am so glad you like it! I had a lot of fun making it. Thanks for the great rating!
DaniZplannerchick84 rated for WOW: Show off your Tapes on Feb 13, 2018
Comment: Thank you so much for my fabulous decorative envelope loved it
Response: You’re welcome! Thank you for the great rating!
ArtyBeth3 rated for WOW: Show off your Tapes on Feb 3, 2018
Comment: I enjoyed your washi envelope! I thought it was neat that you even did the round flap too. The washi tapes you sent are great too. Along with snippets of your tapes, I'm adding the front of your envelope to my "All Things Washi" journal. Thanks for a lovely mail day!! :)
Response: Like I said, I used tapes I normally ignore, so I’m happy they’re being enjoyed!
Comment: YAY! What a great answer! I'm glad you're not pissed off at the roundabout question! LOL! Thank you!
Response: Not pissed! Lol! I liked your unique question. Thanks for the great rating!
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful winter tag! So sorry for the late rate. I haven't been on Swapbot in forever!
Comment: Joy, From the beautiful hand stamped wrapping (which will be repurposed) to the awesome gift, you have me stunned! I always admired the "Crazy Dog" stamps on incoming packages and am excited to have my own set! Having an extra block will be great! This is a perfect size! I'll be starting the new year off making to sell stationery, note cards, bookmarks etc for two different dog rescues in CA and NJ. These are going to really be helpful in getting the job done! Thank you so much for thoughtfulness and generosity! I love your gift!! Hugs xo
Response: I am SO glad you like them. I was really excited to give them to you. AND I am always losing my clear stamp blocks; it never hurts to have extras. Merry Christmas, my friend!
ChelleHames rated for RSC: With A Grateful Heart on Dec 4, 2017
Comment: Beautiful card! I love the color you put on it! Very nice! Thank you so much for a lovely swap!!!
Response: I can’t believe it took that long to get to you! Unreal. Thanks for the great rating!

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jukejan on Mar 18, 2018:

Praying that ease and comfort will help your grandmother cross over. XXOO

jukejan on Mar 8, 2018:

That PC got there in 2 days! Waving..

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ChelleHames on Dec 7, 2017:

Thank you for the super cute card! I LOVE the little ants! You are so sweet!!!

CurlyTea on Nov 28, 2017:

Snowball Fight!

CurlyTea on Nov 23, 2017:

kaneli on Nov 16, 2017:

Thank you for the WIYM: Postcard roulette November extra coffee postcard<3 I'm not in Ravelry.com but my friends have told that it's a good place to find inspiration. Maybe I should join too! Your card was a really nice surprise, thank you again :)

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