Swap-bot Time: January 22, 2021 4:22 am


Date Joined: December 19, 2011
Last Online: June 26, 2015
Birthday: February 8
Country: United States

About Me


I'm a high school English teacher, and I'm in the getting ready for school soon mode... :(

I might not be swapping as often, but I'm still here!

I love art, and am envious of artists with true gifts. I make attempts to emulate my favorites, but know that I am not as talented as I wish. I love being creative, so I try to find outlets to express this part of myself.

Please Note

I ONLY mark "sent" when I have physically either gone to the postal office in my local grocery store, or have dropped it in the mail. MYSELF. If I marked it "sent," it was sent. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE let me know if you don't get my swap. I am NOT a flaker, and would hate for you not to get something I sent.

I'm also open to one-on-one trades, helping newbies, and angel-ing.

I really want to be an awesome swapper, and communication is key for that. I will make right any wrongs, but hope to avoid wrongs at all costs. I work really hard to put together swaps that I myself would LOVE LOVE LOVE, so please, when you get my item, could you please just rate me? I rate as soon as I sit down at my computer after opening my mail.

Favorite Books

I love to read!!

Young Adult literature is a passion, but I also really love well-written nonfiction, literary classics, and interesting fiction.

A few of my favs:

Throne of Glass Sarah J. Maas

Virulent Trilogy Shelbi Wescott

Graceling Kristen Cashore

The Hunger Games Trilogy Suzanne Collins

The Thief Megan Whalen Turner

I am the Messenger Markus Zusak

13 Reasons Why Jay Asher

Daughter of Smoke and Bone Laini Taylor

Divergent Veronica Roth

Shadow of the Wind Carlos Ruiz Zafron

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks Rebecca Skloot

Favorite Music

The Dave Matthews Band

Sarah McLachlan

Barenaked Ladies




Bon Iver

Matt Nathanson

Favorite Television

OMG--new love: Downton Abbey (I LOVE IT!)

Hell's Kitchen

Judge Judy

Top Chef

Modern Family

Dirty Jobs

Forensic Files

(I love murder, crime, death shows!)



People's Court


Experiments in crafts...

jewelry (earrings, bracelets, necklaces) (lately vintage earrings have been my inspiration--they make awesome bracelets!)

hair accessories (flowers/button pins)

I paint (more bright colors and abstract than realistic)

I am thinking about learning to sew after I helped my now mother-in-law make all the clutches for my bridesmaids.


I LOVE bright colors! Yellow & purple are my top two favorites, but really, any bright vivid color is awesome!

Other Randomness...

I am a Green Bay Packer fan. I seriously bleed green and gold. :)

I am originally from WI, and my love of all things dairy and bratwurst have not left me since moving to the west coast in 2007.

I LOVE the NFL, and MLB (Go Brewers!), and enjoy college football as well. I am an athlete myself, and have played for the women's professional football team here in PDX.

My husband and I have three cats (3 came with me and he had 1 when we met, but one of mine passed in 2009), I love my cats! We are non-smokers, foodies, and like good wine and beer.

Sometimes I wish I had gills because I love the water--especially the Caribbean, and if I won the lottery, I'd for sure be beach-bumming it for the rest of my life!

Additional Other Randomness...

I have a sense of humor and like the unique. I am super open-minded, not judgmental, and appreciate all forms of humor. I lean much more towards the left and am not religious, and prefer not to fight about religion or politics (because I'm right ;) hahaha), and would rather not have ideology thrown in my face by those who want to change me -- I am very accepting and don't try to force MY beliefs down others' throats.

I treat others the way I wish to be treated, and I don't have any intention of hurting or offending others. I am an adult however, and appreciate a good laugh--which sometimes can be from something deemed "offensive" by others.
If I do something that offends, irks, or irritates you, please let me know so I can remedy the situation (or at least defend myself).

Favorite Movies

Pride and Prejudice (both versions, but oh goodness-Colin Firth--YUMMY)

Sense and Sensibility

Easy A

10 Things I Hate About You

Lethal Weapon (all of them, but I LOVE the last one!)

Beverly Hills Cop (only 1 & 2)

The Lion King

Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves

Shakespeare in Love

Sliding Doors

All I Wanna Do

Bring it On

Walk the Line

not a fan...

While I am super open and love variety, I'd prefer non-kitschy, non-country, non-anime, non-hello kitty.


Comment: Oh jeez! I only realized now that I havent rated you for this swap! Im so sorry!! ...I really like the TWO flower atc's you sent me. They are very different from all my other atc's. Thank you very much!! xxx <3 <3 <3
ContraryHousewife rated for TAKE A RISK ATC #2 on Aug 4, 2014
Comment: Thank you for the great cards. I especially like the blue/ocean one.
smilesalot7 rated for 7/14 Senders Choice on Jul 14, 2014
Comment: Thank you :)
barbie1950 rated for QUICK ATC swap #151 on Jul 5, 2014
Comment: Love the cool butterfly ATC and all the extras for me to use on future swaps...
Arabella rated for ATC with a Quote on Jul 1, 2014
Comment: Lovely atc, Sunshine! Love the shades of blue. Thank you - and thank you for the cute stickers!
Comment: Love the rainbow collage and all of the extras especially the maps.
lena1489 rated for THE GREAT ATC CHALLENGE (USA ONLY) on Jun 29, 2014
Comment: Thank you.loved them
misstrish0708 rated for Free Theme ATC - USA on Jun 18, 2014
Lizard rated for RAINBOW OF COLOURS - FLOWERS ATC - #6 on Jun 12, 2014
Comment: Love the purple flower ATC. It is going to look gorgeous among the other blooms on my rainbow flower page. Happy swapping. ♥
Comment: Thank you for your beautiful atc
Allegrae rated for Vintage Nancy Drew ATC -- USA on May 20, 2014
Comment: I absolutely adore this ATC! Love what you did with the theme. You completely captured Nancy Drew's spirit. Thanks for joining the swap!
tkow rated for Simple Swap #8: Blind ATC on Apr 29, 2014
Comment: Hi Sunshine , I received your lovely ATC today. Thank You so much for all of your work! I really like it :-) Also Thank You for all the extras I will enjoy using them in my art! Best Regards, Tina (Tkow)
Comment: what an awesome ATC, I love your creation. sorry for the delay of rating. It is lovely
Response: No worries! I am just glad that it got to you!! Hope your mom is doing well!
debtea2 rated for ATC Challenge #3-Used Postage Stamp on Apr 13, 2014
Comment: thank you
Stacy97 rated for Destash Your Craft Stash on Feb 4, 2014
Comment: Oh my goodness! Thank you SO much for all the wonderful craft goodies! I can't wait to use them all.
Response: YAY!! Thanks again for being so patient with me waiting until the last minute!
Cesaria rated for Add time/clock on Oct 24, 2013
Comment: Thank you for resending. I'm glad it arrived this time. Thanks for the cool ATC and extras.
Comment: I finally got it! Thank you for the resend.
Comment: hands down the best ATC I have received so far. I love that it's 3D! Also thank you for the other little bits of ephemera as well!
LauraM540 rated for AMS: Not by Me ATC Swap on Aug 15, 2013
Comment: I love the ATCs and the extras you sent! Thanks!

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doulakk on Jan 26, 2013:

I LOVE dMb, too!!!!!!!!!!

PrairieKittin on Sep 20, 2012:

10 Things I Hate About You is also one of my absolute favorite movies!

TwiggyFairy on Jul 28, 2012:

recived your tag ATC yesterday - loved it! one woman in the nursing home asked if the girl on the elephant was me lol. that was really funny ><

sjmoran on Jul 21, 2012:

Thank you for joining the Zodiac series!

vick302000 on Jul 14, 2012:

Glad you liked the ATC I sent for the tag.

racheljohnson on Jun 13, 2012:

Thank you so much for the lovely postcard and the beautiful note that you sent for the "Thank You Swap-bot" swap. Members like you are what make Swap-bot great! xoxo

MichelleWillow on May 31, 2012:

for joining THANK YOU SWAP-BOT! swap! ♥

poonwugget on May 18, 2012:

Hey Sunshine, I just got you senders choice atc today and it was totally worth the wait! Thanks for putting all my favorite stuff on it. Awesome job, I love it! Carrie (senders choice tag)

djcamp04 on May 12, 2012:

Good morning! I was wondering if this swap had arrived. If not let me know so I can get another one made. Thanks, Deb

TeaNi on Apr 29, 2012:

Welcome to the USA Swappers group, and thank you for your request to join! Please take a moment to check out our current swaps and our forum tag game, and join in if you see something that interests you. Also, don't forget to update your group preferences to receive notifications of new group swaps so you never miss out on any of the fun:)

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