Swap-bot Time: June 24, 2017 3:28 pm


Date Joined: March 4, 2016
Last Online: June 23, 2017
Birthday: December 30, 1970
Country: United States

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

My husband of 27 yrs and I reside with our 5 fur babies. Axel, our oh so fisty pitbull, Brother, our 6 yr old grey cat, Cooper 4 yr old tabby, and our new editions Phoebe and Joey baby kittens. I love to travel and enjoy nature exploring & sight seeing and historical places and things. 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. Shabby Chic /victorian ~ yes please

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. When it comes to thrifty treasures I love anything vintage as long as it is in good shape and not stained and stinky. From vintage photography, table linens, doilies, ect.

I love candies~~~don't like marshmallow or licorice. Runts, gobstoppers, bit o honey. Basically any of the theater box candies EXCEPT Good 'n' plenty or bottlecaps.

I am a new tea drinker. I am learning what I like and don't like but I have found I am fond of Chai ( and spice like flavors) I do like fruity flavors and would love any samples you send my way so that I can test them out. I have been a coffee drinker for years. I like flavored coffee, hot chocolate, and apple cider warms the winter. Love salty snacks of all sorts.

I love animals and have been a rescue to many. I do NOT like chickens or chicken decor. I found my dislike for those when my neighbors chickens drove me up the wall. They ran loose and never shut up. Their stupid rooster crowed around the clock ~ crazy bird!!!

Favorite music has to be (new) country, Pop, the 80's ( my teen yrs). I do like an assortment of sounds just not a big fan of bluegrass , jazz, or hardcore (screaming junk my kids like).

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, ID channels I land on daily but do follow some series as well such as, Bates Motel, American Horror Story, Vampire Diaries, Chicago Fire, Chicago Md, Chicago PD, Blindspot, Empire

I have been a crafter for most of my lifetime. I dabble in just about everything except needlepoint and I hate latch hook but I do crochet. I like to sew and love cotton fabrics in bright and bold patterns.
I make a lot of my own bath and body products which I call "lotions & potions". I begin the journey of essential oils and was amazed what they can do.

I love girly things and wonderful smells. I wear perfume daily and candles/tarts or EO diffuser runs in my home daily. I love doing nail my nails in bright colors and decorated with nail art :)

Wish list/Likes *Cat/ Dogs (any animals really) *Vintage any thing as long as it clean and usable *Precious Moments~ anything *Buttons (good quality) *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 *Scrapbook stickers, paper flowers, ect *Butterflies , flowers *Keychains *Jewelry *Rubber or clear stamps/ inks *Boxes * stationary, pens, pencils, notepads, post it ,ect *Charms *flat backs *Nail art/ decals *stickers
*rub ons * 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 don't have any die cut machines or embossers so die cuts and embossed papers are a treat to get. *I love anything with a butterfly theme

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! Not everyone has artistic abilities (paint & draw) but as long as you show that you put effort in to decorating I think it's a thoughtful effort.

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 Tattoos (I have the real ones and no kiddos around).

I am an early sender. I typically only catch the post office window once a week so if I have things that need extra postage I send them all at one time.
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 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 love snail mail and enjoy writing pen friends. If you would like to become pen pals just write to me and tell me a little about yourself. I always send a reply letter. I do not write internationally through snail (postal) mail but I can do international through email. I don't always check my email daily so should you decide to write by email a quick swapbot message to alert me to check my email would be helpful to avoid a delay in reply.


Bananers rated for 2 x 4 Swap -USA- on Jun 13, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the great swap! I love โค๏ธ all of the crafty bits you sent, especially that super cute cupcake ribbon.
Response: I'm glad that you received and enjoyed it. Thanks for the rate and heart.
CENDING rated for 3 Things In An Envelope #3 on Jun 3, 2017
Comment: Thank you. =)
Response: You are welcome and thank you for the heart and rate!
jandmterry rated for Letter Swap # 28 on May 27, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the fabulous letter and goodies!
Response: you are very welcome and thank you for the rate and the heart!
Comment: Thanks so much, Vanessa, for the really nice letter and the return labels (bonus for me!). I'll write you back soon. Take care! - Rhonda
Response: Thank you so much for the rate and the heart! I got your reply today too :)
SassyGreen rated for The Penpal Project - usa only on Apr 22, 2017
Comment: Hello and thank you for the long letter--I am very happy to make your acquaintance! I'm sorry for the late rating, I shall be responding presently!
Response: Thanks for the rate. I'm looking forward to your letter.
phillipska81 rated for Random envie #4 on Apr 20, 2017
Comment: Thank you very much for the wonderful items you sent! I'll definitely be using them in one way or another! Thanks again and happy swapping! Hugs.
Response: Thanks for the heart and rate. I'm happy you enjoyed your goodies :)
Comment: I love all the goodies. and I would love to be your swap pen pal. I'll send you a postcard soon. and tea. yes I love reading. because I'm a southern. it's funny but so true. I was working in Indiana and no where had sweet tea. when I came home that's all I drank for two weeks... lol.
cmalaina rated for Letter Swap #21 on Apr 8, 2017
Response: Thanks for the rate and heart :)
pynart2 rated for Notebook Paper Letter #1 on Apr 3, 2017
Comment: I so enjoyed your letter and the extras. Will write you soon.
Response: Looking forward to the reply. You are very welcome for the goodies and thanks for the heart and rate!
jaimiemarcotte rated for EASY PEASY POSTCARD SWAP on Apr 3, 2017
Comment: I love the Alice in Wonderland PC! Thank you so much!
Response: So glad you like it! Thanks for the heart too!
jaimiemarcotte rated for Letter Swap # 16 on Mar 27, 2017
Comment: Vanessa, I love cats too. Just wish my fiancรฉ and daughter were not allergic. Anyways will respond soon! Jaimie
Response: Thank you for the heart and rate. I'm looking forward to the reply.
cafloarea rated for Happy Notecard March #1 on Mar 27, 2017
Comment: Thank you! ๐Ÿ˜Šโค๏ธ
Response: Thanks for the heart and the rate!
Comment: I love the envelopes you made and all the little extras you added to each envelope. I can tell you put a lot of effort into making this an amazing swap and I can't say thank you enough.
Response: I'm glad that you enjoyed the swap items and thanks ever so much for the heart and rate!
LisaLisa3 rated for 3 Things in an Envie #2 on Mar 1, 2017
Comment: Thank you for all the great stuff!! Love it. : )
Response: Thanks for the heart and the rate~~ enjoy!
Comment: Day=made~ Can definitely get great use out of all of this, thank you! ^^
Response: so glad that you enjoyed it and I thank you for the heart and rate too!
Comment: We have a lot in common. Thanks for such a great swap!
Response: Thank you for the heart and the rate. You are welcome for the goodies and I hope you get great use from the goodies.
ginny19590 rated for 1oz Flat Swap #2 on Feb 8, 2017
Comment: Thank you, I loved it all.......=)
Response: You are very welcome and thank you so much for the heart and rate
Comment: Thanks for the resend. Awesome Valentines and I loved the lips envie!
Response: I'm so glad that you finally got them. I'm sorry the first ones are still "lost in the mail" somewhere. The haven't been sent "return to sender" :/ Thanks so much for the heart and the rate!
Comment: Thank you for the wonderful notecard and goodies! =) My spoiled rotten dog is definitely like a child to me! I grew up with hot rods and things like Rat Fink so I've always been around them. =)
Response: Thanks for the rate and the heart too! I'm glad you enjoyed your note.
Wanda rated for SMSUSA: January Happy Mail on Jan 28, 2017
Comment: Thank you so much, Vanessa!! I loved everything you sent! It was such a wide variety of things that inspire me to get crafting. You really did make me HAPPY! ๐Ÿ˜„
Response: So glad that you enjoyed your goodies. Happy crafting and thank you for the heart and rate! :)

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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!

RyeRye on Jun 25, 2016:

Welcome to Swap-Bot~

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