Swap-bot Time: January 18, 2017 6:12 pm


Date Joined: January 18, 2011
Last Online: January 18, 2017
Birthday: February 1
Country: United States
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About Me

10/9/16 - Thank you for all the kind messages of concern I received during hurricane Matthew. We are fine. Just had some limbs down but no damage. Life is good.

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!


Kellpepper rated for alphabet series: D on Jan 3, 2017
Comment: Thank you for patiently waiting for me to rate. Your postcard was awesome!
Comment: What a wonderful postcard - and it arrived on New Year's Eve, very timely with those legs :^)
Didi rated for Wacky Holiday ATC NOV 2016 INT on Dec 15, 2016
Comment: Loved my ATC cards. very imaginative and quite different to the holidays i chose.
Response: I'm so happy you received them - I was getting concerned. I hope all is well with you and things are getting back to 'normal' since the earthquake. Thanks for the rating!
Comment: I get so excited to receive a swap from you! It really got me in the Christmas spirit:) I can't wait to try the cocktail recipe(an excuse to go to the liquor store...although I really don't need an excuse...do you think it means something that they know me by name?) The holiday towel is the cutest thing and will go perfectly with my kitchen decorations!! Love the napkins/straws and what a clever girl you are....the Christmas card kit is amazing! Cardinals are my favorite bird and I hope to have some time to make a few before the holidays. Thank you sooooo much for a wonderful swap and happy holiday hugs to you!!
Response: As always, that was a lot of fun to put together for you! These are such fun swaps - probably my favorite ones. Hugs back at 'cha!
Comment: Thank you for the lovely postcard.
Response: Glad you liked it! Thanks for the rating!
Noel rated for HMPC: Put a "Postage Stamp" on it on Nov 26, 2016
Comment: I'm so sorry..how did I miss this. Thank you so much for the wonderful card!!! Hope your holidays are beautiful.
Response: No problem! I'm so happy you received it. I was particularly fond of that one. Lol Thanks for the rating!
dawnielynn rated for CQ: EYE get the message Mailart on Nov 21, 2016
Comment: Thanks for the great "eye" postcard!
Response: "Eye" really appreciate the comment and rating!
user6937 rated for 1 for All - collage sheet #4 on Nov 19, 2016
Comment: I did, I did get it!! It'd be so awesome to see the shuttle's go up! Great card, thanks :)
Response: So happy you received it! That was a lot of fun and thanks for hosting the swap!
Watsonc7 rated for CC: Exquisite Corpse #2 on Nov 19, 2016
Comment: I absolutely LOVE!! Very cool, thank you so much!
Response: These swaps just crack me up! Thanks for the rating!
joybells2426 rated for Books PC on Nov 19, 2016
Comment: Thanks for the great PC you made me! I love it. And thanks for the thoughtful note on the back. I love when people tell me a little about things they like instead of "here's your postcard". Thanks so much!
Response: So happy you like it! I agree - I like the newsy postcards too. Thanks for the rating!
Lucine rated for HMPC: Put some "Ephemera" on it on Nov 18, 2016
Comment: The postcard came out very nice:) Thank you!
Response: Glad it made it there! Thanks for the rating!
Ac2052 rated for Leaves ATC on Nov 8, 2016
Comment: I love this ATC! It's quirky, creative, and wonderful!!i can't lie, I was really excited about the Elvis stamp too!
Response: Thanks for the comment - you made me laugh!
Comment: Love, love, love the ATC and the extras thank you
Response: Awesome! Thanks for the rating!
camelsamba rated for CC: Put a MUSHROOM on it (USA) on Nov 4, 2016
Comment: Your postcard made me so happy! (or maybe that's just a sign that the chemtrails are working??) Thanks for the WTNV theme. My son and I have been to 2 of their live shows, also a book tour event. Great times!
Response: Your comment made me so happy! I almost had too much fun making that postcard.
Suzanne69 rated for ATC covered in Stamps - Int'l on Nov 4, 2016
Comment: Lovely themed stamp ATC's. Thank you so much for them and the extra stamps.
Response: I'm so happy you liked them. I have so many stamps and doing a theme seemed like the best way to go!
Comment: Both Great cards!! Thank you very much. Wish the Post Office would keep them nice in transit.
Response: Sometimes I think my mailman runs over them a couple of times before delivering. Glad you liked them!
BeckyG56 rated for CC: Textured Collage Postcard on Nov 2, 2016
Comment: Beautiful card,full of yummy texture! Thanks for getting your hands dirty!
Response: Thanks! I had fun playing with the textures. That was a great swap!
Ac2052 rated for Make a Skinny on Nov 1, 2016
Comment: Love it! Thank you!!
Response: You are so very welcome! Thanks for the rating!
Suneyflower rated for Moon or Stars PC on Oct 30, 2016
Comment: Despite all the trouble, I think it came out rather nicely! thank you for working so hard at it! :)
Response: I'm glad you liked it! Thanks for the rating!
MissPaula rated for HMPC: Halloween Character Postcard on Oct 27, 2016
Comment: Thank you for bewitching postcard! Just lovely Happy Mail Day to me! = ).
Response: You are so welcome! That was a lot of fun to do.

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bjmonroe on Nov 22, 2016:

HollyBear on Nov 22, 2016:

Thank you for working on my JAM and sending it home. It came out really nice!!

Mimi7 on Nov 21, 2016:

Hi Julia, thanks for all the finished jams , I love how they turned out. Thanks for the set to work on. Happy Thanksgiving!

Darida on Nov 2, 2016:

Hello Julia, I just wanted to see if you got my HMPC put a stamp on it. it was sent a while ago along with PC for other swaps which already have been received and rated. if you not sure i can send you a pic. Thank you

wolfeagle on Oct 31, 2016:


bjmonroe on Oct 30, 2016:

meeltje57 on Oct 24, 2016:

Hi Julia, I used some of the fabric you sent me to make pincushions for my workshop participants. Love the autumn colors.

Mimi7 on Oct 23, 2016:

Thanks for the ATC jams, love how you finished them off.

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 :)

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