Swap-bot Time: February 7, 2016 1:25 pm


Date Joined: January 18, 2011
Last Online: February 6, 2016
Birthday: February 1
Country: United States
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About Me

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: I Love the PC and the message! I Like weird stuff! = ) ♥
Comment: Beautiful card! I don't follow sports, but love the colours of this... creature :P Also, lovely handwriting!
Response: I don't know what kind of creature that is either....Lovely handwriting? Wow! I can't say that I've ever heard that before! Thanks for the rating!
Artstamper rated for CC: Pick a letter January 2015 on Feb 2, 2016
Comment: Geat postcard! I didn't think of a nurse when I picked the letter. Thanks so much.
Response: I probably wouldn't have either until I read your profile. In my head, I was hung up on narwhals. Of course I couldn't find a good picture of one of those. LOL Thanks for the rating!
Comment: Thank you for the journal and extras. I really like the little tin.
Response: So happy you liked it! It was a lot of fun to make. Thanks for the rating!
dawnielynn rated for WIYM: January - Yellow on Feb 1, 2016
Comment: Thanks Julia! 4 is my favorite number :) thanks for including it on the postcard.
Response: You are so welcome! I really enjoy reading the profiles and making something specific to it. Thanks for the rating!
katykat87 rated for WIYM: Mail art Challenge #18 on Jan 30, 2016
Comment: Sorry for the delay. I love your postcard! I love collages and I can definitely relate to wearing too many hats right now. Happy Swapping!
Response: Some days it really feels like a balancing act! Thanks for the rating!
RooBaRoo rated for Shaped card: cloud (januari) on Jan 30, 2016
Comment: How did You write the quote? The snowflakes are beautiful too :) I also liked the story of the quote :) Sure , I would try Neil Gaiman soon ...
Response: So happy you received it! I printed the quote out on tracing paper that I taped to a regular sheet of paper and then cut it out. If my husband only knew the things I put through my printer... Thanks for the rating!
Sunflower107 rated for WIYM: Cat Postcards on Jan 29, 2016
skydancer rated for ephemera:winter bits on Jan 29, 2016
Comment: Thank you for the clever PC! Nice to meet another singing bowl appreciator!
Response: Glad you liked it! It made me smile when I was making it. Thanks for the rating!
dvmac rated for PNS: Paint & Cling Wrap PC on Jan 27, 2016
Comment: Hi Julia. That was a fun swap, wasn't it? I really like the way this one turned out. Keep having fun.
Response: I'm glad you liked it! We all need to keep having fun - lots and lots of fun. Thanks for the rating!
FarStarr rated for CC: Monochrome BLUE on Jan 27, 2016
Comment: Thanks for the great card! A great blue heron would NOT have gotten a heart for you...:P
Response: We have a blue heron that lives by the lake behind our house. They eat everything from baby gators and turtles to the lovely koi. Viscous things, but so lovely to watch skimming over the water. Thanks for the rating!
Comment: Olala, Julia, what can I say. I feel spoiled to the bone, this is way to much for me to conceive all at once. If there is a way to give you multiple harts, please let me now. For now you'll have to do with this ❤❤❤❤❤❤
Response: Enjoy enjoy enjoy! That was a really fun package to make!
Babsmomof5 rated for WIYM: Cat Postcards on Jan 27, 2016
Comment: Thank you for the lovely handmade PC!
Response: So glad you like it. I thought that was a sweet little kitty!
Nurse101 rated for Calendar ATC on Jan 26, 2016
Comment: Very Nice Thank You!
Response: I had more than a few chuckles making that one. Glad you like it and really happy you received it. I recently had a pc that I sent go MIA and that's always a bummer! Thanks for the rating!
bombardiette rated for bookimage postcard swap #4 on Jan 22, 2016
Comment: I received your PC tonight and got a good chuckle out of it. Brilliantly done. Thank you so much! xoxo
Response: So glad you received this one! I was looking through a book on shorebirds because you said you like the sea and when I saw this guy, I knew he was the one! Stay warm!
hollowfyre rated for food package postcard #7 on Jan 21, 2016
Comment: I had never heard of these before...looks yummy!
Response: I think the packaging was better than the product! I did, however, eat the rest of them. LOL Thanks for the rating!
Tamawi rated for Crappy New Year! on Jan 20, 2016
Comment: Your layering turned out great! Every time I look at your card I see a new thing I didn't notice before. I consider gardening a work-in-progress. They are never "done."
Response: I read a quote once that was something to the affect that gardeners believe in tomorrow. Why else would they keep planting seeds. Thank you for your kind words and happy gardening!
Babsmomof5 rated for Crappy New Year! on Jan 19, 2016
Comment: Wow! What a beautifully created postcard! Thanks so much for sharing your art with me!
Response: That was fun to make! I'm really trying to use up all the crap I have around here to make my crappy cards! Thanks for the rating!
tatntole rated for Colours in series: pink on Jan 19, 2016
Comment: I saw a old woman tatting at the festival in Branson MO. when I was in my 20's. It fascinated me. I got a book and taught myself from it. I would still like to take some lessons to hon my skills. Lovely postcard. Thank you.
Response: I've looked at the books too. Maybe if I stop sleeping I can shoe-horn another hobby into my days! Glad you liked the card. Thanks for the rating!
Stargazer008 rated for ad/free card #11 on Jan 15, 2016
Comment: Love this swamps. thank you for the pretty card. :)
Response: You are so welcome! Thanks for the rating!

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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!!!

TerryF on Apr 30, 2015:


pkmccann on Apr 14, 2015:

On behalf of the Sisters of Holy Crap, allow me to welcome you to the dis-order. ;) Glad to have you with us! ENJOY!!

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