Swap-bot Time: February 25, 2017 7:55 am


Date Joined: January 18, 2011
Last Online: February 23, 2017
Birthday: February 1
Country: United States
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About Me

Spoiler Alert*** - I post pics of my swaps on my flickr page (unless I know you're watching - you know who you are! Lol) so if you don't want to see what you are getting in advance, don't look.

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!


Mimi7 rated for ATCJ starter sets J, K, L on Feb 21, 2017
Comment: Hi Julia, Once again very nice sets. Thanks
Comment: Once again you knocked this one out of the park...but I can expect a "wowzer" package each and every time we swap! You blow me away with your attention to detail and pretty packaging:) Love the craft idea and will save everything for my daughter's bridal shower---along with the "Love" wineglass markers. The instructions for the project are hilarious---how do you come up with those ideas?? The Chinese take-out box is just the best ever with all of the goodies inside!! Too many things to mention but just want you to know how much I appreciate the wonderful V-Day swap. {{hugs}}
EmilyT rated for MailArt PC on Feb 17, 2017
Comment: Thank you, my favorite part is the wine cork images! Funny quote, I actually have not had wine for breakfast. I have had beer at breakfast on a couple of occasions...And kahula... Sepreatly, not with beer, ick. Enjoy the spring trip to Colorado...There will still be some snow in the mountains if you're into that. Rocky mountain national park is a nice drive and/or hiking around.
Response: Glad you liked it. Also happy to hear that you have not mixed Kaluha and beer - double ick! So mimosas count as wine with breakfast? Thanks for the rating!
SamiE rated for MAS: Slightly Sinful on Feb 16, 2017
Comment: Your AC made me laugh.... So true. Thanks bunches.
Response: So happy I gave you a laugh. The look on her face really lent itself to the sentiment. Thanks for the rating!
Mimi7 rated for ATCJ Starter SET G, H, I on Feb 14, 2017
Comment: Thanks for another wonderful set!
Response: You're welcome! This is fun!
Mimi7 rated for ATCJ Starter Set D, E, F on Feb 14, 2017
Comment: Thanks for a great set!!
Response: :)
AZmom875 rated for ATCJ: Alphabet Starter sets on Feb 13, 2017
Comment: I love your letters on these cards.
Response: Thanks! I'm having a lot of fun with these!
Comment: You incorporated the three words fantastically! I didn't even notice the ducks at first - I'm glad you were finally able to use that scrapbooking paper! You sound a lot like me, although I did manage to get ONE book done, lol.
Response: Thanks! I really like these three word challenges! Thanks for hosting them. Glad to hear that someone gets at least one book done! Lol
lloydp rated for crazy cat lady starter kit INT on Feb 8, 2017
Comment: Hi Julie I loved your cat-erpillar ATC. I had such a laugh at your take on the cat. Hope we swap again sometime soon. Pat
Taliesyn rated for crazy cat lady starter kit INT on Feb 4, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the cool "cat"erpillar ATC! Very clever. I'm looking forward to adding it to my collection
Comment: Thank you so muchhhhhhhhhhhh for a great envie and a fantastic ATC!! What a touching letter, it warmed my heart!!! Definitely we share many common interests!!!! Will write you longer! Looking forward to swap with you again!! ♥♥♥
Response: That got there fast! I'm so happy you liked it. I'm taking a couple of on-line art classes and I like to practice what I've learned on ATCs and postcards. I would love to hear from you! Besos!
graciepie49 rated for 1 for all - collage sheet #5 on Jan 19, 2017
Comment: Wow Julia! What a wonderful ATC you made from the collage sheet! Outstanding! I know what you mean when you wonder about the flying creatures surviving the rages of the winds and storms. I have a hummingbird feeder that I watch out my back French doors in the mornings, and we get some pretty high winds around here, but there they are drinking from the feeder, the hummingbirds seemingly oblivious to the 40 mph winds! I'm always amazed at their durability.
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!

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AZmom875 on Feb 20, 2017:

I just got back my ABC starter set. Those are the cutest cards ever. Thank you so much for working on them Alligator, birds and coffee. BTW, I was a big Gilmore Girls fan. Thank you

judgedbyabookscover on Feb 6, 2017:

I love how the homer turned out! Thanks for jamming with me. I will get yours moving along soon. I am always stumped by nautical themes... lol..

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

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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.

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