Swap-bot Time: January 23, 2021 5:26 am


Date Joined: February 20, 2015
Last Online: November 13, 2020
Birthday: June 4, 1950
Country: United States
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About Me

My upcoming crafting goals for next year is to be fully engaged in my creativity, explore new techniques, and complete my daughter's wedding album - 7 years going on 8 years late..

I have a son, Eric, who is 40 years old and is the father of my three most beautiful grandchildren: Bella, 17 y.o., Kaitlin, 12 y.o. and then Aiden, 7 y.o.. I also have a daughter, Jessica, who is married and is 42 years old.

I live life to the fullest and my children, grandchildren, family and friends are the most important people in my life. Yep, I am single and loving every minute of being single and an independent, vibrant woman.

I have written a few poems and/or quotes to the pictures I have taken. I want to do more of that and if there is a swap that presents itself merging photography and writing I would certainly join.

A lot of my work is about my own personal life journey, thus I will jump at a chance to create and participate in anything that I can express through art/creative process I am big on my work telling a story and looking for themes and ways to express my life story, ancestral stories and cultural stories.

I look forward to more challenges that challenge me to go outside my comfort zone and for me to learn other techniques and projects. I love the swap-bot because it is supports me in many ways by giving, receiving, creating and so many unique ways to do all that.

Themes and Favorite Things

Favorite Desserts that have cranberries, pecans, chocolate, rhubarb, coconut, anything crisp, cookies, christmas confections from other countries,

All Graphic 45 themes Ocean, beach, seaside Lighthouses Sunsets and Sunrises Flapper – 1920s Vintage Anything Peacocks Butterflies Alice In Wonderland Raggedy Anne and Raggedy Andy - I miss them Snoopy

Favorite Television

Downton Abbey Doc Martin Call the Midwife The Crimson Fields Selfridges Anything Public Television and British TV The British Baking Show Twilight Zone Black List Jimmy Fallon Dancing with the Stars So You Think You Can Dance America Got Talent Real TV that shows anything Detective, Hauntings, Unsolved cases, etc.


I am so easy to please so this list is very, very short:

Kid stickers Embellishments that are: snakes, spiders and bugs Loose Glitter Swatches of paint chips, cloth, store samples I have allergies to perfume/clognes so no scenty items.

Favorite Colors

Ocean Blue Teal Blue Turqoise Emerald Green Sage Magenta Orchard Purple Emerald Green Sage

Childhood Memories

Raggedy Anne and Raggedy Andy - I miss them

Snow White and the 7 Dwarfs - Had a beautifully minature yarn set made in Italy, never knew what happen to them. Was a gift from my godmother

Tea in the GArden with my best friend Sarah Tea with my Grandmother, Lillian at the local Tea Rooms in Department Stores, Washington, DC

Watching GIGI with my granddad and him serenading me with "Thank Heaven's for Little Girls"

Places I love

I love everywhere I have visited internationally

Canada Ireland Paris Loire Valley Costa Rica


Maine Vermont Rhode Island New Hampshire Connecticut New York Cape May, New Jersey Colorado New Mexico Arizona St. Louis Georgia North Carolina South Carolina Delaware Pennsylvania

Everything Christmas & Holiday

I finally purchased a Christmas Tree after giving my son and his family mine with all the ornaments (many family) back in 2001. My grandchildren have been asking where my tree is. I tell them you have it and will they be surprise when they help me decorate it.

I love Christmas Ornaments, Christmas Cards, and Christmas Decorations

I love (across all of three above): Nature theme Vintage theme Musical instruments Peacocks Winter Birds (Cardinals, Owls Stars Bells Old vintage keys - all sizes Winter theme - skaters, snowmen and snow women) Characters: Angels, Cherubs, Santa, Elves, Christmas story characters, Raggedy Anne, Raggedy Andy, Peanuts International Ornaments - Nordic (Sweden, Norway, Denmark), Ireland, Germany, Scotland, England, France, Canada, Costa Rica

What Ornaments I don't need: Christian, Glittery

What I love to Recieve

PLANNER ITEMS - Anything Whimsical Stickers, Washi Tape, etc.

BULLET JOURNALS' Stencils Writing Instruments: Pens of any kind Color Pencils, especially oil based Highlighters


CRAFTING ITEMS: I am going to try making a Junk journal, flipbook or smashbook so I would be happy with any of these items that would either be included or made by me using:


Tim Holtz Crazy Birds, Cats, Dogs, Graphic 45 stamps Clear Stamps/ Graphic 45 - any themes Empheria Flowers Butterflies Dragonflies Washi Tape Glitter Glue Sequens Pearls (embelishing kind)



I love swapping and being a good swapper. If I sign up for a swap, I will be sending out the item(s). If you do not receive something from me, PLEASE message me, and I will rectify that. I want my partners to have a good swapping experience as well.


keahirada rated for Christmas Altered Bag Swap on Dec 12, 2018
Comment: This was a great altered bag to open. Thank you so much! So much fun stuff to use!
LauraM540 rated for Surprise Ephemera 1 on Dec 8, 2018
Comment: thanks for the envie of goodies!
Response: Hi Laura, I am glad you got the envelope. Have a wonderful day, Kathleen
Jewelss2 rated for Surprise Ephemera 3 on Dec 7, 2018
Comment: Kathleen, thank you so very much! You sent such wonderful things, clearly you read my profile, as I felt this package was perfect for me! I appreciate your generosity! Thanks and blessings, Julie
veronicallama rated for Hanukkah Card Swap - USA on Dec 3, 2018
Comment: Thanks! Sweet card.
HannahF rated for Hanukkah Card Swap - INT'L on Nov 30, 2018
Comment: Thank you, and happy holidays! I love the decoration on the envelope.
quirkyish rated for Hanukkah Card Swap - USA on Nov 30, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful card and the lovely message. I also love the stamped image; I cut it out of the envelope and put it on my bulletin board! Happy holidays to you and yours!
bluesky rated for Hanukkah Card Swap - INT'L on Nov 29, 2018
Comment: Thank you :)
ahnlynn rated for Surprise Ephemera 2 on Nov 25, 2018
Comment: I love all the goodies! I can't believe you fit so much in such a small envelope!
Response: I am so glad you liked everything. I had fun stuffing your envelope. Have a wonderful holiday, Kathleen
laterdayze rated for ACL- Halloween Cat ATC -USA on Oct 26, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the ATC and the extras! :)
LadyCyr rated for Mini journal made with paperbags on Oct 13, 2017
Comment: How did you know how much I love Halloween? It's my fave and I absolutely love the wonderful paper bag journal that you did! I did mine so very differently! I had a private swap w another for a paper bag journal and the 1 she sent was so different too. Cool how many ways to make them there are! Thank you for the treasured gift!
Comment: Thank you for a lovely swap package.
Response: Glad you like it. Have a wonderful weekend.
khronicole rated for journal/planner/smashbook Swap on Jul 26, 2017
Comment: Thank you so much!
Response: I am so happy you got it. Much quicker traveling time and the Postal System here charged me 1/2 of what I sent before. Must of been the way I addressed it this time. Thank you again for your patience.
Sammoning rated for Penguin Postcard on May 26, 2017
Comment: Thank you for this beautiful postcard, I am indeed very happy with it because I love penguins, art and disney/pixar movies :) Sory for the late rating (received 13-05-17)
geekgirl1001000 rated for ATC - Alice in Wonderland on Apr 22, 2017
Comment: Thank you. Very cute ATC.
Response: Gladyou liked it. Hope you can use the little diecuts
lyzz rated for Fairy ATC on Mar 8, 2017
Comment: OMG! I love this fairy atc it is so pretty! all your accents and glitter used just enough but now over done! i love it and the stickers um i dont even have words for how much i am in love with these tiny things i want to put them all over everything!!!!!!!!!!!! Thank you so much!
Response: Your compliments of my work really means so much to me inlcluding the use of accents and glitter. Every ATC or any project I do I try to do something different.
turtles27 rated for Bookpage/St. Patrick's Day on Mar 3, 2017
Comment: Thank you so much!
Karmi53 rated for Dragonfly on Feb 28, 2017
Comment: Thank you for such a lovely dragon fly l it is so pretty it would make a great brooch l love the whole atc, And thanks for the extras too. Thanks for being part of the swap take care
Response: I am so glad you loved it. I made sure I did not duplicate the same color dragonfly that I sent you before. I love your swaps and I wish I lived in Canada just to do more with you. I see that you have a Canada group swap just like a lot of US people run USA only. Will be looking forward to additional swaps you host for international people (sounds wierd since I live in the USA/North America).
3trysandimout rated for O'er the Bounding Main.... on Feb 24, 2017
Comment: This is a fabulous ATC!! Don't stop swapping when you move away. The beach will be calling you, and you may not find time to swap. That would be terrible.
Response: LOL. Yep, beaches have a tendcy doing that. I will not stop swapping. I really appreciate your comment. I think I mentioned to you that is my best ATC ever.
ArtByTab rated for Bookpage/ Valentine on Feb 15, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the lovely ATC and the beautiful cut outs. Hope u had a wonderful Valentines also xo
DCasey rated for Old School Valentine Swap on Feb 14, 2017

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CurlyTea on Jun 5, 2017:

Happy slightly belated Birthday!

RyeRye on Jun 23, 2016:

Thanks for joining Inspiration Station!

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