Swap-bot Time: October 25, 2020 5:57 pm


Date Joined: October 9, 2010
Last Online: July 15, 2018

Country: United States
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About Me


My husband and I live in a small farming community in Ohio. It is one of those areas that you could blink and miss the whole town. Fall foilage, winter ice crystals, spring bunnies and summer daisies can all be enjoyed from my backyard swing. I spend quite a bit of time there as well as in my craft room.

My interests include photography, hiking, camping, and paper crafting. I appreciate all aspects of nature and love watching animals in their natural habitat. I like earthy colors and collect snowmen and lighthouses.

I am an organizing junkie who loves to tear everything out of drawers, closets, rooms, etc. and sort, toss, donate and re-organize. I enjoy organizing just as much as collecting and crafting.

I make my own cards, tags and gift bags using different types of papers, embellishments and mediums. I dabble in other types of crafts but always find my way back to paper.

I enjoy creating for swaps and put a great deal of effort into my projects! My items will be sent and on time. If you do not receive something, please send me a message as it means it was misplaced in transit.

I look forward to receiving items that have been thoughtfully designed and created. Your items will become my treasured works of art! Whenever possible, use stamps to send your envelope - I enjoy collecting those too. Once received, I pledge to rate and would appreciate you doing the same.

I prefer artwork that is nature oriented and lean toward warm, earthy colors but I can appreciate other themed art. I am, however, not drawn to dark art and do not appreciate profanity.

Quick View of My Favorites:


Bunnies (Love the Lops)







Fall Leaves


The Beach

Warm, Deep, Earthy Colors

If you have an abundance . . .

. . . and want to share, I'm always looking to add to my collection of:

Cling Stamps

Tissue Papers

Fun Napkins

Inks, Glazes and Various Mediums

Unique, Flat Buttons

Washi Tape



Comment: Very pretty cards, love the flower one. Thanks so much.
Response: Glad you like them!
Comment: Thanks for two more beautiful inspiration cards for my collection! The flower card is exceptional-- great quote, unusual color palettes, wonderful gelli prints. The fine gold lines through the petals are perfect! The quote on the butterfly card struck a nerve. It is definitely how I try to approach my life. And the bunny is extra special -- and you know why. :) It is always a great pleasure to swap with you! <3<3<3
Response: Gelli prints are still such a struggle for me but I'm glad you talked me into getting a plate because every now and then, a few turn out just right. So happy this round went your direction!
deblew rated for IS: Blue Monochromatic Mail Art - USA on Sep 11, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the wonderful Post Card! I love it. Love lighthouses!! I have it up on my wall above my desk. :o)
Response: I love lighthouses too. They are such awesome structures. The bristol watercolor rechnique worked well to highlight the image and I'm thrilled you like it!
Comment: Lovely Inspiration cards and I certainly appreciate you adding zentangles to one of them. Thanks so much! Your handmade card and the beautiful napkin you sent as an extra were great too. Thanks for everything.
Response: Thanks! Zentangles are a stretch for me but I felt compelled to see what I could do after reading your profile. I enjoy card makng - I find it relaxing and it was my pleasure to make one for you.
Comment: Thank you so much for the fantastic ATC and wonderful items, I love them all xx
Response: You are welcome - It was my pleasure!
dobie256 rated for TPS: Inspiration Cards - March 2017 on Mar 27, 2017
Comment: I was so excited to see you as my partner. Your artwork always inspires me! I appreciate the simple stamping on both sides of the H.G. Wells card. It allows your lovely mono prints to come front and center. But your other card, the one with the scribble flower, is spectacular! The color palette on the flower side is delicious and the tennis shoe print is genius! Excellent quotes too. These will become treasured cards I will read and enjoy often. Thanks so much. <3<3<3
Response: Always fun to create ATC's for you. Thanks for always giving me that encouragement to try new techniques!
gillman rated for MMA: ATC-sender's choice on Sep 30, 2016
Comment: Nice to swap with you again! The ATC is absolutely gorgeous! Thank you so much.
Response: Thanks! Always great to swap with you too!!
Comment: Your cards are gorgeous! I'm so happy to be the first recipient of your cards. I love the envelope and presentation as well, cool patterns! I didn't know you could get those little index prints, those are nifty, and the Outer Banks looks lovely. Hope you get to go back again soon.
Response: I am still struggling a bit with color combinations and not overworking my gelli prints. I had pretty good success with several of the prints I did while making your cards. The Outer Banks prints seemed perfect to use with the one quote as some of my happiest memories have been created there. Thanks for your encouragement!
Comment: oh my goodness thank you for the beautiful lighthouse which even now graces my fridge. Thank you.
Response: Glad your magnet made it to you okay. I didn't have a padded box envelope so I made my own. This was a fun challenge and I may have to try it again sometime. Thanks for the prompt rating!
Angie rated for MMA: Quick ATC Swap on Jun 10, 2015
Comment: Hello and thank you for the lovely ATC! Wowzer, it's beautiful. I like the little envelope you made for it too. Thanks again!
Response: Hey Angie - Sorry for the delayed response. I am glad you liked your Atc and envie. I have not found much time for my artistic outlet lately but when I get the chance, I have greatly enjoyed the projects with multiple steps and mediums.
bluemonkeymama rated for TPS: ATC #4 on Feb 27, 2015
Comment: I LOVE the seahorse ATC you made for me! And thank you also for the wonderful seahorse die-cuts, too, as well as the pretty sea star card. I really appreciate you looking at my profile and making something I'd love. :) Great swap!
Response: You are most welcome. A beach themed ATC was a nice escape from the view of white and gray I see when I look out my window right now. Thanks for hosting!
dobie256 rated for TPS: ATC #4 on Feb 25, 2015
Comment: Thanks for the beautiful starfish card. I love that color combo (and that cheesecloth texturing). I also really like the handmade greeting card -- those foiled trees are gorgeous. It is always a pleasure being the recipient of one of your swaps! <3<3<3
Response: I have you to thank for the cheesecloth texturing. It is one of my favorites - right up there with punchella! It had been awhile since swapping so it was great to jump back in with this Gelli rolled ATC.
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful card and wonderful note. :) I gave my guy a year of planned date nights for the holidays and Valentine's Day is one of them! We're making heart-shaped pizzas and playing a card game (although not the typical card game...;) ) Have a great Hearts Day and 2015! I know exactly what you mean about Swap-bot keeping more creativity in our lives!
Response: Planned date nights sound great and your valentine plans sound perfect. We are declaring a pj, junk food and no telephone or Internet day. I can't wait. Thanks for the rating - hope you have an artful 2015!
grimmlynn rated for TNW-Inchies on Jun 18, 2014
Comment: Thank you so much for joining the swap and sending me some truly gorgeous inchies for my collection. :)
Response: You are most welcome. It had been awhile since joining an Inchie swap. I had forgotten how much fun they could be!
zoev1975 rated for TNW-Inchies on Jun 18, 2014
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful inchies. My favourite is the sea turtle - gorgeous!
Response: So glad you like them. I had fun mixing my mediums for the turtle. It was favorite too!
bluemonkeymama rated for TPS: Spring Notecard on May 14, 2014
Comment: Laura, I just LOVE the card you made for me. It's bright and cheerful and just lovely! And now I have to add that coneflower die to my must-have list - so cool! Thank you also for the extra textured cardboard to use on my plate. Thanks so much for a great swap! <3 <3 <3
Response: You are welcome. The mix of colors turned out well and just shouted spring. I too fell in love with that die - coneflowers and daisies are my favorite. The textured cardboard has worked out very well on my plate - hope you have as much luck with yours!
1Scrapper rated for Easter Card with Surprise on Apr 19, 2014
Comment: Love the the rabbit card. The extras are so appreciated too! You were just so generous. Love it and wish I could give you a higher rating.
Response: Happy Easter! Glad you enjoyed the card, stamps and bag of bunnies. Thanks for the rating!
trula rated for TPS:Tissue Paper Print on Apr 7, 2014
Comment: Wow! I love the complexity of the colors in your prints. The bright tones are perfectly suited for the tissue paper. The envelope is great, and the greeting card is gorgeous! Thank you so much.
Response: You are most welcome. Colors have been a bit of a problem for me while printing but I thought this combination popped. I have found that using both an art quality acrylic and craft paint mixed together with the brayer on the plate actually works better for me, leaving a perfect workable consistency - not too thin nor to think. Thanks again for the rating.
Comment: Thank you for the awesome bookmark! Love the texture you got on it!
Response: Yeah - I am so glad you like it. Cheesecloth is becoming one of my favorite prints! Thanks for the rating!!
dobie256 rated for SE: Handmade Bookmark on Mar 22, 2014
Comment: Thanks for the beautiful bookmark. The color palette / gelli print is lovely but you really took it over the top with the wonderful surfaces textures. And I love the copper edging. I will really enjoy using it while reading -- doubly because it will remind me of our friendship! <3

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RyeRye on Jun 24, 2016:

Thanks for joining Inspiration Station!

dobie256 on Nov 26, 2015:

TerryF on Dec 18, 2014:


Mugsie on Aug 26, 2014:

Happy Birthday Ic ~ from all of us in the "WIYM" group!

TerryF on Jun 14, 2014:

Welcome to Tassy's Fancy!


LahDeeDah on May 2, 2014:

dobie256 on Apr 16, 2014:

Thank you for the adorable bunny card. Maybe soon I will have time to start making handmade cards -- heaven knows I owe you a bunch of them! :) Same back at ya' about the friendship = sanity thing! You are the best! <3

dobie256 on Apr 3, 2014:

Thank you for the lovely card. I am blessed to have you for a friend! I know I can always count on you -- rain or shine. :)

1Scrapper on Mar 27, 2014:

So happy to have you on board of Scraptopia and hope you join in our swaps. We have a fun one that does close tomorrow pm.

dobie256 on Mar 22, 2014:

Thanks for the fun brayer sleeves. I hope to have time to play with them next week sometime!

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