Swap-bot Time: April 20, 2018 7:16 am


Date Joined: March 4, 2016
Last Online: April 19, 2018
Birthday: December 30, 1970
Country: United States

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I am a 40 something small town country gal living in the mountains of eastern Kentucky. I am a mother to 1 wonderful adult daughter ( married).

My husband of 29 yrs and I reside with our 5 fur babies. A pitbull and 4 cats.

I am a collector of all things old and vintage and love to go "junk hunting". Thrift stores and flea markets are some of my favorite places to shop.

I love Old vintage things, lace and pearls, jewelry of any kind. I Like bits 'n' pieces of days gone by to use in my crafts. Used items are fine with me as long as it's in usable condition.

I don't mind partially used craft supplies (like left over stickers and bits 'n' pieces) all crafters always have "extra leftovers" from projects that we don't throw away because we say "I can use it later". I would love any crafty assortments, project life cards, stickers, vintage themed anything, butterfly, or pet theme you would like to share. I do lots of paper crafts and a wide variety of themes so pretty much anything goes for me.

I love animals and have rescued many. I can never turn an animal away. They need love an affections just as much a people do.

Favorite music would be (new) country, Pop, 80's rock ( my teen yrs).

Favorite Movies are to many to list but the types I like are comedy, romance, thrill/horror, mystery suspense, action adventure

I watch A LOT of TV! DIY channel, HGTV, Investigation shows, I enjoy shows like The Vampire Diaries, True Blood, Stranger Things, The Magicians,Chicago Fire, Chicago Md, Chicago PD, Big Bang Theory 2 Broke Girls, Mom, & psychological thrillers.

I have been a crafter for most of my lifetime. I dabble in just about everything except needlepoint.

I love to write letters so snail mail is one of my hobbies. I am always looking for new pen friends in the US. If we are partnered for a swap even if it's not a letter swap and you enjoy writing letters and have common interest with me just write me a letter and include it in with the swap and tell me that you are looking for a pen pal. I always reply back.

I enjoy paper crafting of all sorts. I often make my own cards, envelopes, tags, flipbooks,& pocket letters. I often include something handmade in my pen pal letters.

When it comes to themes I'm easy to please. I like most everything (see a few dislikes) everything from kawaii to horror. I am not easily offended and I love humor.

Wishlist / Likes

*stationary paper or letter sets ( I prefer lines). Handmade is fine * Anything you take the time to make yourself always makes me happy. I enjoy handmade over store bought *I like Kawaii *Cat/ Dogs themed (any animals really) *Vintage any thing as long as it clean and usable *Precious Moments~ anything *Vintage advertising cards, stickers ect *Beach themed~ sea shells, nautical, anchors, Mermaids *Card stock paper/ pretty scrapbooking paper *Lace, ric rac, Trims of all kinds *Photography relate anything ~Black and white vintage photos *Any kind of embellishments (brads,stones pearls, flat backs, junk jewelry) *Washi tape *I love butterflies *Jewelry *Rubber or clear stamps/ inks * stationary, pens, pencils, notepads, post it ,ect *Charms *flat backs *stickers (Prefer flat) *rub ons * flavored teas fruity/ spicy preferred (no mint) *Apple Cider *Hot chocolate *drink mix to add to bottled water * vintage ephemera (but any ephemera will do) * ATCs of any kind. I am just now starting my collection. * I do a wide variety of crafts so any bits and pieces are welcomed *I love bright colors and it's hard to choose a favorite but if I had to choose it would be red.

I like abstract/ cartoonish, doodles/ retro as well as "real" when it comes to art work for postcards or ATC.

Decorated envelopes really brighten my day!

I am easy to please and not picky at all but just a few things that I don't like and would prefer not to receive Are: Marvel/ DC comic related, Star Wars, Anime, Pokemon type stuff. *role playing items (Dungeons & Dragons, MTG) * Primary (teacher/school type award) stickers *Bookmarks or reading materials * Iron ons or temporaryTattoos (I have the real ones and no kiddos around).

I am an early sender. I weigh my swaps to calculate postage but should you ever get anything with postage due please let me know so I can make it up to you!

So you should receive your swap well before the deadline date. If you haven't got it by the deadline date please message me so that I can try to track it down or resend. I would never flake on a swap and communication is important. If you are my partner I will always notify you if I might fall behind schedule for any reason and please feel free to message me at any time.

I don't always check my email so if you need to get in touch with me please send your message via swapbot message.

I enjoy any type of DIY project. I like crock pot /. Desserts recipes. I am a Pintrest addict. If you have any Pintrest or YouTube links, users or boards to share ...please do. I enjoy watching crafty/ artsy channels.


NTEOWL rated for Decorated Envelope - Flat Gifts - USA on Apr 15, 2018
Comment: Vanessa, thank you for the goodies! The envelope and the decorations were gorgeous! I'd be remiss if I didn't mention how much I appreciate the way you presented the items in the envelope! Very professional! I love everything you included, thanks again! :)
Response: I’m so glad that you enjoyed our swap. Thanks so much for your kind words, the heart and the rating :)
Comment: Wonderful stickers--thank you SO much!
Response: Thank you for the rare and the heart. I’m glad that you enjoyed the swap too!
Gobarb rated for OSS: ATC with a Number on Mar 7, 2018
Comment: Hi Vanessa. I got your wonderful ATC and all of the fabulous extras! Wow, you are so generous! I am looking forward to using a lot of the extras. Thank you so much for everything! You rock... 🤘🏻😃
Response: SO glad that it arrived! Thank you so very much for the heart and rating :)
orneryswife rated for UHM: Washifyed Pen Pal Letter on Feb 9, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the lovely letter. I'll write back soon!
Response: Thanks for the heart and the rate:) I’m glad that you enjoyed our swap and looking forward our reply.
Comment: Thanks for all the cute things. I'll be in touch soon...
Response: Thank you for the rating and the heart :) I’ll be looking forward to hearing from you.
Comment: I couldn't wait!! I opened your letter today! Thank you for all of the wonderful goodies - especially the address labels and the handmade card. Also, the washi samples are nice because I don't have any of those. Happy Valentine's Day!
Response: I'm glad that you enjoyed our swap (since you got me as a partner twice) and thanks bunches for the rating and the heart :)
Comment: Thank you for the 'fat' envie. Looking forward to opening it on the 2nd!
Response: You are very welcome and I appreciate the rating and the heart tpo!
Comment: Thank you! I'll write back soon! :-)
Response: Glad it arrived and thank you for the rating and the heart! I’ll be looking forward to hearing from you.
Comment: Loved my letter and goodies! I have written back :)
Response: Thanks for the rating and the heart too! I’m looking forward to hearing from you. I’m glad you enjoyed our swap :)
Comment: Thank you so much for the packet. I could not believe I couldn’t find any squirrel stickers so now I have some. The postcards were funny.
Response: I’m happy you enjoyed the swap and I appreciate the rating and heart too!
Comment: So Pretty! Thank You!
Response: I’m glad that you liked it. Thanks so much for the heart and rate :)
clutterfree rated for Christmas Card Swap on Dec 11, 2017
Comment: Vanessa...thank you for this awesome CHRISTmas card and yes isn't it wonderful when you find a partner that welcomes CHRISTmas cards....you were truly generous with all your great tuck-ins!!! The grands and I will enjoy coloring them and I can never have too many book marks :) My favorite winter past time is reading and of course getting mail...enjoyed your note! Enjoy the holiday season of celebrating our Savior;s birth!! Merry Christmas and New Years blessings...Charlene
Response: Thank you for the heart and rate. Merry Christmas to you!
ByJQ rated for CHRISTMAS GREETING CARD SWAP - USA on Dec 7, 2017
Comment: Thank you so much for the card and lovely goodies. I was just saying I needed some holiday stickers or something to decorate my envelopes with. The universe must have heard me. <3
Response: Thanks so much for the heart and rate. I’m glad the goodies came in time to enjoy :)
Comment: Thanks for the awesome PL. Happy Holidays
Response: Thank you for the heart and rate. I’m glad that you enjoyed it!
laterdayze rated for Disney Halloween ATC Swap - USA on Nov 13, 2017
Comment: Thank you so much for the ATC's and all the other goodies. It was so nice of you to send them. I love Mickey! I would be happy to be penpals. I'll be sending a letter soon. :)
Response: I'm glad that you finally got it! Can't wait to hear from you. Thank you for the heart and the rate.
Comment: I absolutely love the card you made! And the decorated envelope really stood out in my mailbox. The stickers and washi are just my taste. Thank you so much. :)
Response: I'm so glad that you got it and that you enjoyed the swap! Thanks so much for the heart and rate too :)
slckad rated for OSS: Two Teas & A Note on Oct 19, 2017
Comment: What a great surprise finding this in my mailbox yesterday! I will let you know how the teas are when I try them!! Thank you so much!!
Response: Thanks for the heart and rate. The butterscotch Blondie flavor is my new favorite!
Comment: Thanks! Great envelope, especially the magic potion #14!
Response: So glad that you liked it! Thank you for the heart and the rate :)
njstauter rated for Send Anything: August -USA- on Aug 30, 2017
Comment: What a joy to open the package. Thank you for everything!!!!
Response: You are very welcome and thanks so much for the heart and rate! :)
Comment: Love the vintage Lady ATC ( great job) and all the goodies. Thank you so much.
Response: Thanks for your kind words and rate and heart!!

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bowlc300 on Feb 1, 2018:

Thank you so much for the lovely letter! How did you make the little notecard and paper set? I have never seen that - it was so cute! I will be writing back shortly.

CurlyTea on Jan 2, 2018:

Happy Birthday!

njstauter on Sep 1, 2017:

those return labels are wonderful. You read my profile!! Again, thank you for all you sent in that package of send anything!

njstauter on Aug 30, 2017:

Send Anything contents are already in use. Again, thank you so very much.

BooksTeaAndMe on Mar 30, 2017:

Hi Vanessa!

Thank you for your letter. It was a great surprise in the mail - of course I'd love to continue writing with you! Be on a look out for a reply soon


CraftyMommaonaBUDGET on Feb 23, 2017:

tcornell on Nov 26, 2016:

I received a lovely pen pal kit from you for the $1 SA Halloween WTA, thank you so much!

jaimierandolph on Jul 31, 2016:

Profile Check for Pen Pal Kit!!!! Hope you enjoy the swap! Happy Swapping!

OrigamiGrace on Jul 31, 2016:


From Cheap Postage Group!

RyeRye on Jun 25, 2016:

Thanks for joining Inspiration Station!

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