Swap-bot Time: August 29, 2016 7:17 am


Date Joined: January 18, 2011
Last Online: August 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: 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!
luleemik rated for Why Limit Happy to an Hour on Jul 22, 2016
Comment: I'll drink to that---of course, I'll drink to anything! Your instruction sheet cracked me up!! I literally have bags full of corks and now I know what to do with them---everyone is getting cork keychains for Christmas!! Thanks for making me smile, a great swap!! The slushie is definitely on my drink list!!
Response: Cheers! I had a good giggle writing that instruction sheet! I know people say you'll never find the solutions to your problems at the bottom of a bottle, but I don't think it hurts to look!
janski48 rated for Crappy Junk Drawer on Jul 22, 2016
Comment: Thanks for the great envie! My favorite things were the foreign language page, the pink flamingo postcard, and the business card from Hyman's Seafood in Charleston, SC. I used to live there and have eaten at that restaurant. Brought back some great memories!
Response: I'm so happy you found some things in there you enjoy! That card from Hyman's has been kicking around for about 15 years - I was pregnant with my now 14 year old son when we were last there. Lol. To this day, though, I will always remember it as the best fried green tomatoes I have ever had! Thanks for the heart!
stampmom9 rated for Crappy Configuration: Mini Vintage on Jul 21, 2016
Comment: Hello and thank you for the sweet matchbox. I'm sooo sorry for the delay in rating as I have worked everyday since I received it and I like to only leave feedback on my computer not phone. All the extras you sent are sooo very thoughtful!!!! The Key West stuff all awesome!! THANK YOU!!!!! I agree with you I want to make more also. It was my first too! Happy Swapping!
Response: No worries! I'm so happy you liked it! Now to find time to make more of those...lol. Thanks for the heart!
DeBovine rated for Crappy Souvenir on Jul 21, 2016
Comment: Hi Julia! What a fun swap and a great letter! Thanks for writing and explaining the back story about the souvenirs. You traveled cross country and sounds like you had many fun experiences on both coasts! I love the zoo. We have two in Chicago. They get decked out at the holidays as well.. We're having a bout of Florida weather ... trying to stay cool! Thanks again for the swap and your newsy letter! Valerie
Response: That was a fun swap! Glad you liked it. I hope your weather is getting better. We have now reached 30 days without rain here with 100+ temps and this is our rainy season. Yuck! Thanks for the heart!
Comment: Thanks for your cool head full of flowers. :) I like how you altered the face. Simple but quite an special expression. Have a great summer!
Response: If one flower is good, a whole bouquet is great! I'm glad you like her! Thanks for the heart!
Karmi53 rated for Wierd Wacky Wonders ATC - INT on Jul 18, 2016
Comment: Thank you love it. Its funny and cute. glad you like knitting too l cant make socks l wish l could. Thanks for the extras too take care
Response: Glad you like it! That particular ATC gave me a chuckle! Thanks for the heart!
Twizzle rated for Black and White Mail ARt on Jul 17, 2016
Comment: Although it arrived without it's head, it's still really cool. Thanks!!
Response: No head? Oh no! I guess postmistress Marie Antoinette got a hold of her. I'm so sorry! Thanks for the rating!
sybil31562 rated for Shaped ATC on Jul 16, 2016
Comment: Thanks for the initials
Response: Glad you like it! Thanks for the rating!
Manurnakey rated for Do Not Disturb on Jul 15, 2016
Comment: I absolutely LOVE the Do not Disturb PC you sent!!! My daughter got the mail for me and saw it and laughed out loud. Then I laughed out loud. It is amazing!!! I'm going to hang it at work during my plan block, LOL!
Response: It makes me happy that you and your daughter got a laugh out of it! Hope it works for your planning block! Thanks for the rating!
Comment: My son loved the postcard untill he notcied someone was eating it hahah but i loved it for that HAHAA
Response: I was trying to get that "godzilla" feel on it. It wasn't until it was finished that I noticed the drool on the 'monster'. That cracked me up! So happy you liked it and thanks for the rating!
AshbyDanielle rated for WIYM - Cupcake on a Postcard on Jul 15, 2016
Comment: <3 the psycho chic i think sometimes people are afraid to send spooky or "dark" stuff but I <3 it and wish people sent more!! great work
Response: Thanks for the kind words. I hesitated for a moment because I was afraid she was too psycho, but in the end was pretty pleased with her. I'm with you - I like the cards that have a twist on the theme. Thanks for the rating!
kpfree rated for WIYM - Cupcake on a Postcard on Jul 15, 2016
Comment: Hi Julia! Your postcard came yesterday and i am still up at 1:47 am and rating you is the last thing i am doing for the day now/ LOVED THE POSTCARD and your idea! Showed it to Baba and she walked around it and made a meow! She approved!!! Interesting that you mentioned that you liked The Barefoot Contessa's coconut cupcake. I baked for Sri Sri Ravi Shankar and one of the desserts i made him was a gluten free vanilla cupcake with marion berry coconut mousse filled inside of the cupcake topped with raw coconut cream without anything that was not organic and free of additives. I loved making them and they were tasty! So interesting you put down coconut. My cupcakes taste pretty good now. Loved your salted caramel idea! Sounds good! Thanks again and glad you found the profile interesting! I hope there was something in it that you needed to hear or help you to open to! Blessings to you and your family!
Response: Whew! I'm glad to hear I received Baba's seal of approval! Wow! That dessert sounds yummy!!!! Thanks for the rating!
mjhaertling rated for Collage PC w/ a Crown on Jul 14, 2016
Comment: Love the card and the humor. So much fun trying to come up with something a little off-beat!
Response: I am glad you liked it! I have a lot of fun trying to put a twist on the themes! Thanks for the rating!

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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!

RyeRye on Jun 15, 2016:

Thanks for joining and taking part of INSPIRATION STATION!

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

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