Swap-bot Time: September 29, 2016 4:46 am


Date Joined: January 18, 2011
Last Online: September 28, 2016
Birthday: February 1
Country: United States
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About Me

Rating: Second only to making, I love rating...and responding to ratings. I alway find myself grinning like a fool when I'm doing either of those.

I live in Titusville, Fl., a small town between Cocoa Beach and Daytona Beach. Titusville's kind of like nowheresville, but I love it here!

During the summer we spend a lot of time at the beach and not enough time kayaking in our beautiful lagoon.

I have a thirteen-year old son and a twenty three year-old daughter. I often joke that I'm going to change my son's middle name to "whatwasmymotherthinking", but he's a funny kid and we have a good time together.

I have a lot of interests and way too many hobbies!

I love to cook, but not to bake (that's my husband's thing and that's just fine with me.)

I love to travel, but can't stand cruises. I like going places and learning about the people, the area and especially the food of the region or country.

I can be obsessive about knitting but prefer to do it in solitude instead of groups - I guess you could say that I don't play well with others.

I'm a warm weather girl who believes the only place ice belongs is in my scotch and the only snow I want to see is in a paper cone drizzled with sticky red syrup.

My sense of humor can be a little odd, but I'm blessed with friends who must "get me" because my best pals have been my friends for 20+ years.

I believe that if you can count your friends on one hand you are truly blessed. I enjoy my many acquaintances, but I know the difference between an acquaintance and a friend.

You never know what may come out of my pockets - that torn lottery ticket I found in the parking lot or the fortune from a wonton cookie. I'm really going to have to come up with a way to stop saving all the bits and baubs, that someday will find their way onto an ATC or into an art journal.

So, there you have it: That's kind of me in a nutshell.

Favorite Music

There's generally classical music playing constantly in my kitchen.

Those who really know me, know that I know more words to more 70's songs than should be allowed for someone who can't carry a tune if her life depended on it!

My musical philosophy is that if you can't sing well, sing loud!

My iPod is bursting at the seams with podcasts. I love love love podcasts! I listen to knitting podcasts when I'm knitting, gardening podcasts when I'm gardening, organizational and life-coachy podcasts when I'm cleaning or decluttering.

Did I say how much I love podcasts? I fear my family is going to stage an intervention.

Favorite Television

Cooking shows are probably my favorites: Top Chef, Master Chef and anything that includes Anthony Bourdain. I adore Anthony Bourdain. Oh and Gordan. That would be Chef Ramsay to you , but I like to think we are on a first name basis!

I like Downton Abbey and have been known to binge watch various HBO and Showtime series like some people eat potato chips!

Favorite Crafts

Any craft I'm doing at any given moment is my favorite.

Right now (January 2015), I'm crazy about ATCs, Art Journaling and Altered Books.

This is the year that I'm going to push myself to work outside the box - my box - and try everything I've always put off trying.

Mailing preferences

However it's easiest to mail items to me and what ever makes my swap buddy the happiest makes me happy too!

The bottom line

I'm crazy about color - big, bold, noisy color - and white. Lots of white to show off all those loud colors.

I love grafitti and even thought I know it's technically vandalism, I photograph it whenever I see good ones.

Steampunk - love that too! That's something I want to experiment more with this year as well.

Shakespeare, Jane Austin, Jasper Fforde, Neil Gaiman and Christopher Moore are five people (real or imaginary) I would love to go to Mardi Gras with.

Quirky - off the wall - funny - I love all of it!

The thing I like best about Swap-bot is receiving something that someone has made and is so excited about sharing with someone else. I personally participate to push myself outside my comfort zone and it has been an incredibly rewarding experience!

I always read profiles and find them fascinating! There are some very cool people out in this wacky world!


Comment: Thank you so much for all of the inspiring things to work with!!! I love your stencil and i cant wait to get to my studio space tomorrow and dabble with all this fun stuff!
MamaMangrove rated for Put a "Cat" on it on Sep 23, 2016
Comment: Love the catitude card, Julia. Perfect pose! Thank you. Actually I liked it before it got here. I saw it on the Swapbot log-in page and thought, "cool, looks like something I might create..." so I laughed with glee when I opened my mailbox today.
luleemik rated for Music Themed Altered CD on Sep 23, 2016
Comment: What an amazing story that you have a personal connection to "Lady Day"! thank you for sharing it with me and for the incredible altered cd. LOVE it:)
Comment: Did you hear me clap my hands when I saw your huge envelope? You must have, I was over the moon, so it must have reached you. I have to go over all the beautiful presents a few more times to say anything coherent about it. The little spoon and fork are already put to use in my kitchen, to start with. How many hearts do you think will be needed to express my joy? Something like this? πŸ’™πŸ’œπŸ’›β€πŸ’šπŸ’™πŸ’œπŸ’›β€πŸ’šπŸ’™πŸ’œπŸ’›β€πŸ’šπŸ’™πŸ’œπŸ’›β€πŸ’šπŸ’™πŸ’œπŸ’›β€πŸ’šπŸ’™πŸ’œπŸ’›β€πŸ’š πŸ’™πŸ’œπŸ’›β€πŸ’šπŸ’™πŸ’œπŸ’›β€πŸ’šπŸ’™πŸ’œπŸ’›β€πŸ’šπŸ’™πŸ’œπŸ’›β€πŸ’šπŸ’™πŸ’œπŸ’›β€πŸ’šπŸ’™πŸ’œπŸ’›β€πŸ’š πŸ’™πŸ’œπŸ’›β€πŸ’šπŸ’™πŸ’œπŸ’›β€πŸ’šπŸ’™πŸ’œπŸ’›β€πŸ’šπŸ’™πŸ’œπŸ’›β€πŸ’šπŸ’™πŸ’œπŸ’›β€πŸ’šπŸ’™πŸ’œπŸ’›β€πŸ’š
Response: Yay! I'm so glad it got there! Enjoy all the Crap! Lol! Thanks for all the beautiful hearts!
cafras rated for Black and white only atc... on Sep 20, 2016
Comment: Thank you again for an interesting ATC and the stamps. Yes I can see what a spot of red would do, Ernie says thanks :)
SamiE rated for Tropical Pin Up Girl ATC on Sep 19, 2016
Comment: Love the girl. Wish I could find goodies like that.... Thanks and thanks for the flowers.
luleemik rated for Crappy Configuration: Travel on Sep 16, 2016
Comment: WOW---what a clever girl you are!! I can't believe the amount of time you must have spent in putting this swap together:) Love the theme and every single thing---the disguises crack me up!! The TNT is sure to be used after a bad day at work...lol! Then you topped it off with a "zine". The extras are amazing---you surely win the coveted SUPER SWAPPER award. Thanks for everything---anyone would be lucky to have you as a partner.
hibiscus rated for JAMS: Acrylic paint backgrounds on Sep 12, 2016
Comment: Love your work! Thank you for a great start ...I hope you like our additions
hibiscus rated for Hometown starter Jams on Sep 8, 2016
Comment: I remember my geography class or was it history? The oldest continually inhabited city...St. Augustine. I remember thinking how cool it was and always wanted to go there. Thank you for that wonderful map and great starter sets...
wolfeagle rated for Long Necks ATC on Sep 8, 2016
Comment: Cute ATC. Thank you.
meeltje57 rated for HMPC: Put a "Fish" on it on Sep 8, 2016
Comment: Such a LOVELY starfish swam into my postbox just now. This is an amazing cute specimen, with so many detailed parts. Amazing how you did this. I wished I could be in your art class to learn all of this too. I know for sure I need some gel pens. Thanks!!
susiqz rated for CC: 3 piece collage postcard USA on Sep 7, 2016
Comment: Absolutely love your post card. So imaginative and creative. Thanks!
Comment: Hi Julia! Yes, the hat has survived the traveling :-) Thank you for the funny card!
Comment: Especially the Dr. Frankenstein-ATC is so much fun! Thank you! Also for the nice extra's! Love the paper-goodies and stamps!! <3 - Ellen
AshbyDanielle rated for OCEAN PC on Aug 20, 2016
Comment: <# beaitiful u got talent
Comment: Thank you so much for the beautiful ATCs :)
swededreams rated for alphabet series: E on Aug 11, 2016
Comment: I love Ella!!! So cute with her teddy bear! Love love love! Thank you so much!!
Response: You are so welcome! Just looking at Ella made me want to take a nap1 Thanks for the heart!
ktk8 rated for HMPC: Put a "Bird" on it on Aug 8, 2016
Comment: Hi I love the stand apart from the flock… WoW….. love the bird….and bird perch! oh my…..yes MooMins…… well BEWARE they can become an obsession altho it's not real easy to FIND them in the USA….. Thank you for this great postcard… HUGS and Happy Swapping!
Response: So happy you liked it! I had fun making that and the expression on her face made me laugh! While the rest of the world is hunting pokeman, I'm going to start hunting MooMins! Thanks for the rating!
hushpadwitch rated for Wacky Holiday ATC July 2016 INT on Jul 30, 2016
Comment: Thank you so much!! Love them! And long live The Grateful Dead!
Response: Glad you liked them! I had to take that on vacation to mail and the post office I found in Bradenton, Fl., was an old post office with spanish architecture. When I went in, it was all polished dark wood and the old glass front post office boxes with the numbers painted on them. Absolutely the most gorgeous post office I've ever seen! - Yep. I'm a geek. Thanks for the rating!
taeniura rated for shaped card: strawberry (juli) on Jul 22, 2016
Comment: Wow, many thanks! This strawberry makes me think about summer immediately! Baseball is not very popular here in the Netherlands. We're soccer people :-)
Response: Glad you liked it! It was so much fun to make. I know I've said this before, but I'm really enjoying the shaped card swaps. Thank you so much!

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hibiscus on Sep 26, 2016:

I just wanted to say ...I love what you do with your jams...this last set...the map one was terrific...so nice talking about panama and the zone...

Mimi7 on Sep 26, 2016:

thanks for the hometown starter jams to complete and send home. I also loved the way the fall tree home town starter set turned out and the London one and the Florida one :)

bjmonroe on Sep 22, 2016:

flowerchild on Sep 12, 2016:

thank you for returning the seahorse ATC jam! I will be happy to pass your set on!

AZmom875 on Sep 12, 2016:

I got the super special seahorse atc jam homer card today. I am thrilled. Thanks.

AZmom875 on Sep 2, 2016:

Holy Flamings, IceQueen, that is the funniest sticker slapped card ever. I am so glad I was in the swap, I hope you liked yours

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RyeRye on Jul 2, 2016:

Inspiration Station~

wolfeagle on Jun 28, 2016:

Just wanted to drop in to say Hi. I love your Kandinsky circles postcard in your Flickr photos. Nice work!

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