Swap-bot Time: November 19, 2019 4:46 am


Date Joined: March 4, 2016
Last Online: November 18, 2019
Birthday: December 30
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 30 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, stickers, vintage themed anything, butterfly, or pet theme you would like to share. I do lots of paper crafts with 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 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 Handmaids Tale, Harlots, Siren, Stranger Things, ,Chicago Fire, Chicago Md, Chicago PD, New Amsterdam, The Good Doctor, & psychological thrillers.

I have been a crafter for most of my lifetime. I dabble in just about everything except needlepoint. I enjoy all types of paper crafts like making pocket Letters, Flipbooks, ATC, Card/tag making, making creative stationary and scrapbooking.

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.

When it comes to theme choices for swaps 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. I enjoy all the seasonal holidays and I do celebrate Christmas. I am a Christian so religious items gladly accepted.

Wishlist / Likes *unused US postage stamps any denomination to use for swap postage

*stationary paper or letter sets. I prefer lined but unlined and handmade is fine too.

  • 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 is 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 * flat stickers *rub ons * flavored teas fruity/ spicy preferred (no mint) *Apple Cider *Hot chocolate *drink mix to add to bottled water * ephemera * ATCs of any kind or theme * dessert, crockpot/instant pot recipes * I do a wide variety of crafts so any bits and pieces are welcomed. * Magazine clippings that can be used for art collage *hand lettered words or phrases to use in projects *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

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!

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.


sharmison33 rated for SMSUSA: SNAIL Mail Art on Nov 9, 2019
Comment: Vanessa thank you so much for this beautiful swap. I love everything! The stamped images are awesome. We do have a lot in common. I am writing you back and I will drop it in the mail on Tuesday 😊❤️😊
Response: Glad you enjoyed the swap. I’m looking forward to hearing back from you too. Thank you for the heart and rating.
Comment: So delightful - thank you! And so many extras, you really have spoiled me! Pretty and Eastery envelope, also.
Response: I'm happy that you enjoyed it. Thanks for the rating and the heart too!
Comment: Thank you for the lovely envelopes! :) Have a nice day. ♥
Response: You are very welcome and I am happy that you enjoyed them. Thank you for the rating and the heart!
foggybluemail rated for Just Randomness on Apr 13, 2019
Comment: Wow! This swap was super cute! I loved everything and thank you so much!
Response: I happy you enjoyed our swap and thank you for the rating and the heart!
bjansen rated for OSS: Rubber-stamped PC on Mar 26, 2019
Comment: Love it thanks
Response: Thank you for the heart!
Comment: Loved the envelope mail art and the goodies inside! Thanks...🤗
Response: Thank you for the rating and the heart. I'm glad that you enjoyed our swap. I enjoyed doing the mail art for you.
Comment: Thank you for the wonderful card and all the cat goodies! Love them! Happy holidays!
Response: You are so very welcome. Thanks for the rate and the heart!
Comment: Thank you SO much! What a fun little package of stuff! It definitely put a smile on my face!
Response: I'm glad that you enjoyed it. Thank you for the rating and heart.
Comment: Thank you so much for everything
Response: thank you for the heart!
colleenbUSA rated for SMSUSA: Stationery Lovers Swap on Nov 9, 2018
Comment: Thank you!
Response: You are very welcome. Thanks for the rating and heart!
Poohtat rated for UHM: A Little Mail-Bling Swap 💍 on Nov 4, 2018
Comment: Thank you for all the goodies. I will be writing you a letter in a few days.
Response: Thanks for the rating and the heart. I’m glad you enjoyed our swap and I’m looking forward to hearing from you soon.
shinyserra rated for Letter Set Letter USA #22 on Oct 31, 2018
Comment: First of all, thanks so much for the goodies! Second of all, sure I'd love to write you back! I have never tried mulling spice or hot cider but I've been wanting to. I think I'll try it finally.
Response: Thank you for the rating and heart. I’m looking forward to hearing from you.
24Donna rated for Halloween Card Making on Oct 27, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the to cute card and the goodie bag!
Response: You are so very welcome and thanks for the rating and the heart too!
mandigutterrose rated for SMSUSA: Four Out the Door #2 on Oct 14, 2018
Comment: What a lovely, lovely swap. Your letter made me smile, especially your rabbit that acted as a cat; I had a rabbit who's bonded partner/brother suddenly passed away and the same day our cat climbed into the cage and curled up with him, they became inseparable after that. Thank you for being a fellow animal lover and rescuer!
Response: Thank you for the rating and the heart. I'm so happy that you enjoyed out swap. Animals fills my heart with joy :)
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful card and all the extras! Love those envelopes too!
Response: Thanks for the heart and rate! I am glad you liked your goodies :)
daydreamer47 rated for WIYM: Washi tape swap USA on Aug 31, 2018
Comment: Oh my gosh, Vanessa! Literal definition of happy mail, I LOVED everything. Even the envelope was super pretty. Thank you! 💞
Response: So happy you enjoyed or swap. Thank you for the rating and heart!
Comment: Thank you so much for the stuffed envie of lovely goodies!! My kids stole the whale stickers omggg 🌊 Everything so pretty and organized (those shaped paper clips on a card!) , many thanks ❤️❤️❤️
Response: Aww thank you for your kind words and it makes me happy that the little ones enjoyed the swap too :) Thank you for the heart and the rating.
madidactle rated for One Stamp Happy Mail #1 on Aug 18, 2018
Comment: Thank you SO much, Vanessa! This was the most thoughtful swap I have probably ever received-- it brought such a large smile to my face! If you are searching for another penpal, feel free to write back anytime 😊 God bless!
Response: You are so welcome and it made me smile to see that you enjoyed our swap :) thank you for the rate and also the hearts. You will be hearing from me again soon.
ttbishop rated for SMSUSA: Questionnaire Fun! on Aug 13, 2018
Comment: So funny that you got me! I don't need to meet anyone new. Most people are terrible. ;-) ha ha. Thanks for all the goodies. I owe you a letter. I'm working on it.
Response: Just whenever you have time to write. You’re very welcome for the goodies. I hope that you are enjoying your summer.
January rated for Artist Trading Coins (ATCoins) on Jul 28, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the ATCoins! They are beautiful - I am partial to the Paris/bird coin - excellent job! And thanks for the extra goodies...
Response: Thanks for the rate and heart. I had a lot of fun making the coin version for the first time. Glad that you liked them too.

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Lonestarchild on Nov 18, 2019:

Thanks so much for the super Christmas themed handmade envies and much needed playing cards for the AWG Nov. Lovely!

tcornell on Oct 18, 2019:

Thank you so much for the lovely letter sets and for the envelope seals that you sent me for AWG October! I really love them!!!

goinjenny on Oct 18, 2019:

Thank you for my goodies in A Wish Granted October!

pkpeace on Oct 16, 2019:

Oh my goodness! Thank you so much for the lovely birthday card and so many great tuck ins! I adore the quotes and the lace bookmark went directly into my notebook! I really needed that! I appreciate your kind words so much. Such a lovely envelope to open! Hugs.

LadyJo on Oct 15, 2019:

Thank you for the lovely postcards you sent to me for my AWG October Wishes. I will surely use them!

yvonne401 on Oct 10, 2019:

Thank you for my AWG October wish of tea, tea list paper and notecards with my initial on them! Thank you for everything! The notecards were a nice surprise!



Tigerlilyknotwise on Aug 18, 2019:

Vanessa, thank you for the lovely letter, cute frogs, and a fun happy mail to open! The cat banana stickers make me laugh! I send to my nieces a lot, so I'll be able to share the fun! Glad to hear you're doing well :)

orneryswife on Aug 14, 2019:

Vanessa, thank you so much for the August AWG gifts. I love the stickers, fancy ATC sleeves, frogs, and your letter. Will write back soon. I really appreciate your gifts. 💟

Heirloom on Mar 20, 2019:

CurlyTea on Dec 31, 2018:

Happy Birthday!

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