Swap-bot Time: April 16, 2021 1:37 pm


Date Joined: January 19, 2012
Last Online: April 15, 2021
Birthday: January 1
Country: United States

About Me

FEBRUARY, 7, 2021

I am not a "talkative" person,esp. when it. comes to myself. So if you have questions,ask me and I will tell you,with no problems,judgement or advice.

So many people have issues with religion,that I will get "it out of the way,right away" I will say my piece and if you wish you will not have to deal with it again.

. I am a Born Again Southern Baptist,no, I am not a stereo-type that you might have seen on T.V. or the movies.I don't hollar or scream and neither does my pastor or the congregation.I won't "talk" religion unless you specifically ask me about it,such as how one becomes saved through Christ. Then I would be more than happy to tell you.

I will never flake,on the other hand the postal service is un-reliable. So if you have not received a swap from me,it is becase:

  1. the postal service goofed. ( seems more common these days.)
  2. I am really ill and can't crawl to the computer to tell you. ( my family would not bother to post to let y'all know))
  3. I died.

I am serious about those reasons.If you are down with the flu, hospitalized or heaven forbid killed in a car wreck, how will your partners know? Long time swappers have dropped out of site and ugly things are left on their site for flaking.


I really worry sometimes that if people do not respond that they may be ill or something tragic happened,so i try not to get too upset if I am flaked on.

So let me know if you did not receive a swap in a reasonable amount of time so I can get another to you,also if the postal service mangled things,let me know and I will replace it.Also,for any reason that you are dissatisfied let me know and I will see if I can fix it to both our satisfaction.

I am married(43) years this coming April 2021)Two children,a daughter that is 40 and not interested in starting a family. A son who is 33 and with a much older woman,they presented me with my first grandchild(a boy).The grandson is 7 now.

. (I was a professsional florst for 32 years, then I worked part time delivering meals on wheels.) On Nov. 5th,2012, I went back into the floral industry as a designer and Jane of all in a small shop here in town. Did not think I would do this ever again,but here I am!!!!Feb.10th,2014.....I quit the flower business again! I am just burnt out with it. I have been involved with the floral industry since I was 18 and going to school for that,then in a green house for a few months and my first floral job at 19.That is a long time! I am now at our local walmart and working in the crafts dept. So far so good.Jan.15,2015. Has been almost year of Walmart. Got my first raise and they told me my performance was solid,and that I was excellent with the customers. I aim to please!(January 2015).Now my husband and I are living with my mom ( to care for her,she has since passed N0V. 2016) and I no longer work at walmart . DEC. 2016......started back with meals on wheels...love it!

Unfortunately, the funds for meals on wheels were cut and the end of March 2018 the organization was shut down.It had been running for close to 40 years in Floresville.

I enjoy nature and all living creatures and I LOVE to bird watch in my yard. I keep an assortment of bird foods out.

Since my mom passed on (nov. 2, 2016 ) I have "inherited" her big dog stray she adopted. His name is Boi.

In March of 2018 I adopted a Chihuahua. I named her FANG. She is very loving and sweet.



DISLIKES.....I don't like colors that have been muddied.Like when you mix red and blue and then get purple,don't keep mixing untill it looks like mud.That can happen to any colors (paint) that are over mixed.

REALLY CAN'T STAND THESE: Disney,strawberry shortcake ,carebears or ANY BEARS in general( I do not find bears to be cute,all I see are the 8 inch razor claws and the fangs),barbies,smurfs, and other such cartoons that are overly sweet,cutesey-poo or "doe-eyed" NO ANIMAE!!!!....

LIKES.... Edgie art,out of the box thinking,I love nature and ALL ANIMALS( except bears),esp. birds of all types. Insects are great even the "gruesome" ones. Vintage anything,steampunk,goofy looking stuff.WORD PUNS.

COLORS,not really fussy about colors,BUT,these are my favorites in no particular order.


red,yellow purple,

red, yellow blue


burgandy,orange purple,green,matte gold.(fall colors)


teal,chocolate brown,beige,ivory.

shades of chocolate brown,fawn and shades of blue .
dark bright pinks.


hot orange, hot pink, neon lime

AS FOR THEMES FOR ATCS......, I like...nature,humorous(play on words) ,glitter,bling and glitz,vintage is great,too.Hand drawn,painted,digital,collaged. All ATCs=delite!!! A lot of different styles, they all have their own merit.Steampunk. One cutsey thing I do ADORE...house mouse. .Handmade,painted, crafted backgrounds are great on ATCs. AS LONG IT IS MORE THAN STICKERS OR ANY IMAGE SLAPPED ON PAPER,art is created by You.Any effort at decorating,coloring blinging,painting,ribbons is greatly appreciated by me.

Favorite Movies

Comedies,drama,action, classic horror.(no blood and guts)EXCEPTION>>>The walking dead.I always like the cheesy Sat. afternoon T.V. movies.Godzilla type movies. Suspense,sci-fi,esp, sci-fi.

The Help,Titanic,It's a wonderful Life,The Thorn Birds,The Men in Black series.The Longest Ride.Sommersby. IT.All the Star-trek And many more.

Favorite Television

Big Bang Theory , CSI (the orginal) Love ME-TV. I don't know if that is available everywhere,but it shows the oldie shows,like Donna Reed,DickVan Dyke, I love Lucy, Gilligans' Island,Bonanza,Star Trek the original,the outer limits.I DO NOT CARE FOR THE Reality SHOWS.ecxcept my guilty pleasure,which is AMERICA'S NEXT TOP MODEL. I like to see the tips and tricks of photography ,the drama not so much.

Favorite Books

Authors...Jodi Picoult,.Sara Gruen,Lisa See, Amy Tan,,Robin Cook,Ken Follette,James Patterson,early Dean Koontz,Early Stephen King,Robert James Waller, C.J. Box, Janet Evonovitch,along those lines. I like to read the dictionary. Yep! I do. I love words and play on words. "The Left Behind" series is a great read.

Favorite Music

I like it all....... classical,Jazz,christian,country,classic rock.I am not glued to an i-pod or anything like that.Anything,as long as it is not rap or obscene.

Krafts and such

I have tried soap making,candlemaking,beading jewelry,embroidery,crochette,knitting,sewing,painting with oils,gardening. But paper crafts are my fav,esp. collage on ATC's.


I see so much asked for on wish lists. Do people really send all those things to each other?
In that case,I would like... .

Ephemera that is only found in your local area.

Foreign language pages. Steampunk things. .Now, that was painless,right?


Shuttlebug rated for EASU: Spring has Sprung ATC Swap on Apr 9, 2021
Comment: Thanks for the beautiful ATC! Spring has sprung here, too - my lilac bushes are loaded with flowers and buzzing with bees!
Response: You are welcome. Thanks for the heart. Lilac smells wonderful.
Minivandreams rated for OATCs: Decade 1930’s on Apr 9, 2021
Comment: What a fun ATC. I love the "dog soup" for the glass of water. lol.
Response: Thanks for the heart.
jannieb rated for EASU: 5 Element ATC Challenge on Apr 7, 2021
Comment: Thanks for joining my swap & for the great ATC. I am always happy to be your swap partner. Take care & happy swapping!
Response: You are welcome. I always enjoy swapping with you, also. Stay safe.
Comment: thanks for the cute atc!!
Response: You're welcome.Appreciate the heart.
megan1230 rated for VS - Vintage Collage DAISY ATC #4 on Apr 6, 2021
Comment: GORGEOUS! Thank you so much!
Response: Glad you like it. Thanks for the heart.
Comment: Love the atc coin, so cute! Thanks for swapping and Happy Easter!
Response: You are welcome. Thanks for the heart. Have a blessed Easter.
Comment: Beautifully made ATC. I truly love everything about it. The snapdragons are beautiful. And thank you for the embroidery wind. It is quite lovely. I'm sorry to hear some of your plants and trees did not survive the winter. I hope you have a lovely spring and enjoy those peaches!
Response: You are welcome. Glad you like it. Thanks for the heart.
meganimal rated for SUSA - ATC Mega Swap on Mar 27, 2021
Comment: Wow! Thanks for all the great ATCs! I definitely found more than a few "keepers" in there. :)
Response: Glad you liked the selection.Thanks for the heart.
ktk8 rated for VS - Vintage Collage ROSE ATC #2 on Mar 25, 2021
Comment: Hello.... I love the ROSE ATC....very very pretty.....and guess what I am sending to YOU for the violet one.... it is finished & will go into the mail tomorrow.....funny and fun. Many hearts to YOU....
Response: Glad you like it.Thanks for the heart. Will be waiting for the violets.
Comment: Thanks bunches! Love them all! Even the imperfect extras! Imperfect is always great for junk journaling!!! Thank youuuu! x gabi
Response: You are welcome.Thanks for the heart.
Comment: Lime is my favorite too! Whenever anyone says aspic, all I can think about is Julia Child (who I am named after) and watching her cooking shows with my dad when I was little. Blech. lol.
Response: Thanks for the heart. I didn't watch Julia on a regular basis, but when I did I loved her dry humor and no nonsense approach to cooking. Esp. Her dancing turkey. Lolololol
elinor rated for AAA: Challenge #2 Stars on Mar 18, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the fun ATC :)
Response: You are welcome.
marymary914 rated for EASU: Sun ATC Swap on Mar 14, 2021
Comment: Great ATC!! I love the mask on the sun! Even my teenager loved it. 😊😊
Response: Glad y'all like it. Thanks for the heart. It's a sadly amusing sun.
ajones038 rated for The power of flowers ATC-usa on Mar 13, 2021
Response: Thanks for the heart.
colodad rated for EASU: March Free Theme ATC on Mar 9, 2021
Comment: Thanks for the great ATC. I appreciated that is was themed for the man, rather than beer as so many do. So glad you survived SNOVID. We are use to cold and snow in Colorado, but it was a pretty bad week for our area as well. I had too look back, it has been about 12 years since I started ATCs. Amazing how the creativity for this little space keeps us all going.
Response: You are welcome. Thanks for the heart. I had started scrapbooking and thought that's a lot of blank space. So I went to cards, still too much space.ATCs are just right.
Conni59 rated for OATCs: Decade 1920’s on Mar 7, 2021
Comment: Lovely depiction of the roaring 20’s. This is going to be a fun swap! Thank tou so much!
Response: You are welcome. I didn't realize that Chanel #5 is a really vintage perfume. Thanks for the heart.
Comment: What a sweet Valentine cutie! I can tell you have been making ATCs for quite a while... very skilled!
Response: Thanks for the compliment and the heart..Glad you like it.
traceyj rated for Rorschach Ink Blot ATC swap on Feb 25, 2021
Comment: Thank you Marie for the colorful inkblot ATC. I think it looks like an elephant, but it could also be an angel. I'm glad you and the cows were able to weather the latest storm ok--it does sound like a lot of work (in the freezing cold, especially!) but like you said--it's worth it if everything survives :)
Response: You are welcome. Thanks for the heart To me looking at the Blot, it seems like a big puppy head.With the ears.standing 1/2 way up.The nose is in the middle of the lowest part. Lol. If it is turned upside down it looks like an ocean explosion..
Cryptid rated for ATC SWAP 3 for 3: BEES on Feb 24, 2021
Comment: Lovely bee cards. Thank you.
Response: That was fast. You are welcome. Stay well.
Comment: Thank you for this lovely ATC. It's adorable!
Response: You're welcome. Glad you are enjoying it.Thanks for the heart.

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