Swap-bot Time: May 28, 2016 2:46 am


Date Joined: January 18, 2011
Last Online: May 26, 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: What a gorgeous ATC! I'm not usually drawn to red, but it's so vibrant and exudes energy. It also happens to be the state bird of the state I grew up in :) And thank you for all the red and pink extras!
mamalynn rated for Oceanview on May 24, 2016
Comment: I love this ATC! It's so cute and fun! Thanks so much! And thank you for all the wonderful extras too!!
Arabella rated for Button Birds-USA- on May 23, 2016
Comment: Love this "Queen" bird your have sent me! I like the black on green design with a touch of pinkish! Thank you so much! (My mother-in-law did come back from Paris, thank goodness!)
Comment: Thank you!
MissThundercat rated for HMPC: Painty on May 22, 2016
Comment: thank you for your beautiful card and the sweet message! so kind of you to say those nice things about my blog :)
mahlermail rated for CC: Handmade travel postcard on May 21, 2016
Comment: Love it - thanks so much. Will use it in one of my travel scrapbooks for sure.
taeniura rated for shaped card: bird (may) on May 18, 2016
Comment: Wow, amazing! Very beautiful card, thank you! I think I'll use it as a bookmark, so I can look at it very often :-) Nice to hear you like these swaps. Last year, when I created the swaps, I didn't realise how difficult some of them are!
nc27614 rated for HMPC: SQUARED on May 16, 2016
Comment: Great square pc! I also liked Paul Lynde. Very funny man. Love that you put square in a circle. Just a spot of levity! See ya at the mail box.
Blewfroglets rated for Use What You Can Stash Swap CR on May 11, 2016
Comment: I can wait to get crafting with these goodies!! ;)
luleemik rated for A Not So Crappy Mosaic on May 4, 2016
Comment: Love the domino!! Can't wait to wear it to work:) Thanks for joining the swap! The tin is amazing and the "clapper" sure brought a smile to my face!!
BeverlyBling rated for CC: Monochrome YELLOW on May 4, 2016
Comment: Great collage and I love your little yellow guy. Thank you very much
bombardiette rated for CC: 1 for All - At the Beach on May 3, 2016
Comment: What a great PC! I love, love, love the history behind this and THANK YOU for sending me something so wonderfully profile based. xoxo
Comment: Thanks for the great PC!
marissa477 rated for CC: Exquisite corpse on May 2, 2016
Comment: Awesome postcard! Loved all the elements used in making your corpse.
Comment: Love the penguin ATC! Thank you.
Comment: THANK YOU Julia! For such fun original works of art! I never would have thought of that technique and it looks fantastic!! Thanks for the book recommendations too! What a sweet swapper you are! And talented too!
lovestosew rated for Crappy Vintage/Retro Stash Swap on Apr 29, 2016
cafras rated for Tape Transfer ATC swap on Apr 28, 2016
Comment: Thank you for the fairy godmother will put her to "good use" :), beautifully made and what lovely hand writing you have ? Ernie says thanks - his birthday next week - and sends a rub back to Hank
Response: I'm so glad you liked it. We all need a fairy godmother from time to time (all the time!) Thanks for the rating!
Heynowokay rated for Wacky Holiday ATC April 2016 INT on Apr 26, 2016
Comment: Love these ATCs! Got a grand laugh out of the cat rules too. :)
Response: Thank you so much for the rating. Glad you liked the cat rules!
Kellpepper rated for alphabet series: B on Apr 26, 2016
Comment: I just loved the overdue books sticker! Thank you.
Response: Wasn't that funny? I couldn't believe my luck when I came across that in a magazine! Thanks for the rating!

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Sophiedarling on Apr 22, 2016:

Many thanks for your awesome card with the LOVE Sculpture which I received for the March 2016 WTA. It was also a pleasure to read your kind note. It made me smile.

stonekeepers on Apr 15, 2016:

I received an ATC Jam card today that you helped create (Lady). Thanks so much for adding your creative touch!

taeniura on Feb 5, 2016:

Hello Julia, many thanks for your RAK thank you-card, beautiful adcard, and super cool Inbloom lizard stickers! It was really a surprise in my mailbox! It even made my partner smile. As long as the group and swapping brings me joy, I'll keep on going :-) It's good to hear you appreciate it! Hugs, Marjan

TerryF on Feb 2, 2016:

Please see this thread. Thanks! (";)

BevT on Dec 23, 2015:

Julia, I received the ATC jams, will work on them when I return from my christmas trip. Thanks for sending them. I LOVE the background you created.💕💕 ~ Bev

raven on Dec 10, 2015:

anrtist on Dec 5, 2015:

to the APDG!
Such a fun & Awesome group !
Striving to keep SB Beautiful! ;-)
You are an officer so you may host whenever you want!
Be sure to enter the group RAK too, We just need 15 more members to reach 500 ;-)
Enjoy this fun group!
🎎 🎄 🎅 💩 🎎 🎄 🎅 💩 🎎 🎄 🎅 💩 🎎 🎄 🎅 💩 🎎 🎄
Have a great CHRISTMAS! Blessings, cc

Artstamper on Nov 27, 2015:

Absolutely loved the Christmas PC you made for the Postcards not store bought WTA, Thank you!!

Artstamper on Nov 27, 2015:

Absolutely loved the Christmas PC you made for the Postcards not store bought WTA, Thank you!!

bbsporty on Nov 12, 2015:

Oh my!!! I am so excited about the postcard you sent me for the Oct WTA. I saw it on Flickr and loved it so much I even showed my husband it. I thought oh how lucky someone will be to receive this. And oh lucky me!!! It showed up in my mailbox. Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!

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