Swap-bot Time: May 1, 2016 2:15 pm


Date Joined: January 18, 2011
Last Online: May 1, 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: 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!
Pandd rated for Playing Card stenciled atc's on Apr 24, 2016
Comment: Great stencils and atcs. Love them. And they are my signs. You are right about the one stencil looking like it belongs on a six wheeler mud flap. I laughed until it hurt..shoulder is doing ok. Pain minimum I have had enough of shoulder replacements though. Who has three shoulders? Thank you for the great atcs. They made my day. PatπŸ’•πŸ’•
Response: Glad I could give you a laugh and you enjoyed them! Take care of all those shoulders! Thanks for the rating!
skydancer rated for PNS: Paisley on Apr 22, 2016
Comment: Thank you for the lovely Paisley PC! What a gorgeous color, design and sentiment! I appreciate the work you put into this.
Response: So happy you liked it! What a stress reliever that on was - I need to do more of those! Thanks for the rating!
porpie5 rated for series in colours: grey on Apr 22, 2016
Comment: Love your postcard! You did a great job with this! Escher! Yes!
Response: That one was one of my favorites! So happy you enjoyed it. Thanks for the rating!
luluvision rated for HMPC: Put a "Dog" on it Postcard on Apr 21, 2016
Comment: Yay! How lucky for me to be the recipient of so many of your pcs! Love this one and thank you for thinking of honoring Skippy!!
Response: Thanks for the kind words! I'm so happy you liked it. He made me smile! Thanks for the rating!
bigmamabird rated for ATCO: Feelin' Groovy on Apr 21, 2016
Comment: What a fun swap! I like how fate threw you just the right images...The card is super groovy for sure and I love it! I also love the swirly little peace thing....Many thanks!
Response: Glad you liked it! That was a lot of fun. Peace out and thanks for the groovy rating!
Comment: Oh My Goodness!!!!!! This is fabulous!! Thank you so much!! I have it hanging on my wall in the living room! I love it!!!
Johkup rated for shaped card: flower (april) on Apr 21, 2016
Comment: What a beautiful card :) Thank you so much!
Comment: Your pc was wonderful even without the Brooklyn Bridge on it! Thank you!!
apryl rated for Enchanted Forest ATC on Apr 14, 2016
Comment: That is sooooo cool! Thanks for the extras and the info about your enchanted forest!
raven rated for 1 for All - April Fools Day on Apr 13, 2016
Comment: Love this card,,made me laugh, the fish fits right in,,,Very well done and very creative work... made a great new addition to my collection...Love the extras too..and I love the horse,,,Thank you for all
Comment: I really enjoyed the card you sent! It was so creative and made me laugh.
PeggyO rated for alphabet series: A on Apr 7, 2016
Comment: What a clever postcard! You must have had fun coming up with so many A words. I love Aristotle's artichoke crown! Thanks for a great swap!
Response: Thanks! I liked the accordian playing astronaut!. It really was a lot of fun. Hope you are feeling better!
tigermousecat rated for CC: 1 for All - Wings on Apr 6, 2016
Comment: I adore this card! Love the use of the wings! Thanks so much for such a lovely card! Speaking of epic lace knitting patterns...I made the Rose of England pattern by Marianne Kinzel a number of years ago. I am such a big sucker for lace! I have not been on Ravelry for a while but go by tigermousecat there as well.
Response: I'm so glad you received it! I was worried that it was going to go down the black pit that is occasionally the postal system. Once, I did a pi shawl and when I got to the border, I unfortunately calculated how many stitches remained. 30,000! Once blocked, that shawl covered my king-size bed. Lol. Just thinking about that makes me want to pick up the needles again. Yep. I'm a sucker too! Thanks for the rating!
marinda rated for ad/free card #14 on Apr 1, 2016
Comment: Thank you!

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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.πŸ’•πŸ’• ~ 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!
🎎 πŸŽ„ πŸŽ… πŸ’© 🎎 πŸŽ„ πŸŽ… πŸ’© 🎎 πŸŽ„ πŸŽ… πŸ’© 🎎 πŸŽ„ πŸŽ… πŸ’© 🎎 πŸŽ„
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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