Swap-bot Time: June 20, 2021 11:18 pm


Date Joined: January 18, 2011
Last Online: December 18, 2018
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.

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 fifteen-year old son and a twenty six 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.

In September 2017, we added Hooch the Pooch, an 8 week old Great Pyrenees to the clan.

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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: Thank you sooooo much for the cute handmade stocking and the goodies you put inside! It looks just right on my tree. I'm really excited for you about the upcoming art show. Your art is wonderful and I know you're going to do well. The card you sent is so colorful - I love it. Merry Christmas and please let me know how the show goes! xo
Comment: LUV the cute altered snowman tin and the magnets! The salt shaker snowman is soooo adorable and the only snow I'll see this Christmas...lol! Thanks for always sending great swaps! Holiday Hugs!!
Comment: Thank you for the cool skeleton fairy ornament - love the feathers! Thanks for participating in this stocking stuffer swap. I hope to do more of them in the coming year. Happy Halloween!
Comment: awww---what a sweet little autumn fairy! The recipes look delish too!! Thanks for sending a great swap:)
Comment: Thank you for the cute magnet and also for the map of your hometown! Thanks also for participating in the swap. xo
kfaye rated for Junque Yard Jezebel on Aug 18, 2018
Comment: Hahahha! I love this angry, little Jezebel!! Thank you <3
Comment: You never cease to amaze me! Love, love, love the cards and envies:) Each one is so unique. Thank you for sharing your talent with me. {{hugs}}
Response: I’m so happy they got there and you like them! It was a bit like sending my children out into the world. Hugs back at ‘cha! Stay cool!
Comment: I am overwhelmed by the thoughtfulness you put into this swap. I love my black & orange, just as much as my Giants. What a great theme, too, you know I love my baseball! Thank you so much for a special swap.
samsstuff rated for Junque Yard Flyer on Jun 24, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the little flyer!
luleemik rated for Junque Yard Swimmer on May 28, 2018
Comment: OOOOH I love jelly fish--- this is an amazing art piece and I'm so happy to add it to my growing collection! Thank you for an amazing swap---love the mermaid glass for summer cocktails and the cute shell napkins and fishy" ribbon. You always find the coolest "stuff"
Comment: Thanks! It's awesome! Like your peeling paint attempt as well. lol Have a great rest of spring, Florida summer right around the corner!
luleemik rated for Junque Yard Angel on May 6, 2018
Comment: Great angel that I'll hang on my tree this Christmas! Thank you for participating in the swap:) See you around the 'bot! Hugs
manme rated for Hippo with an Umbrella on May 4, 2018
Comment: Thank you very much! Your ATC is so well made and I really like it. Yes, I also enjoyed this swap, too.
Comment: Oh my gosh, what a trove of little treasures! I have card making plans for the origami papers. Thank you very much
Comment: Thank you so much for the Green stocking stuffer. My husband wants me to open right away but I am going to see how long I can hold out. Giants forever!!!
WendyTVee rated for Junque Yard Dog on Mar 22, 2018
Comment: I love love love my Junque yard dog... I can’t believe you create that.. the tongue was my favorite part. Thank you so much for sending him to me
RooBaRoo rated for MCA Card & envie - Oct 2017 on Mar 19, 2018
Comment: This baby took its time getting here! !! .... I LLLLLLOVVVVVVE the Pizza Sun, the cowgirl up in the sky, the horse peeking from over the pine trees, the couple directing it to pose, AND the woman pulling out radishes. Yeah, I love it ALL. Oh, yeah, ther are also balloons.
Response: Wow!! That sure took a long time!! I'm glad you like it. It was so much fun to make!!
kfaye rated for February Stocking Stuffer With Heart on Mar 2, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the stocking stuffer, plus all the postcards!!! Hugs :D
LadyRisa rated for January Stocking Stuffer on Feb 12, 2018
Comment: Thanks for the great tags! The technique, theme, &!designs are all super appreciated. These are fabulous!
Response: So happy you liked them! I had a lot of fun making them!!

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CurlyTea on Feb 1, 2019:

Happy Birthday!

CurlyTea on Feb 1, 2018:

Happy Birthday!

CurlyTea on Nov 23, 2017:

Mugsie on Sep 3, 2017:

AZmom875 on Aug 7, 2017:

I think of you often. I have been back to Bookman's which is what makes me think of you. I hope we meet again.

Tigerlilyknotwise on May 25, 2017:

Got back 2 lovely jams that you finished up! Love the flower power! They're both great 😊 And thanks for sending another set for me to finish too! Have a beautiful day!

AZmom875 on May 21, 2017:

Thanks for the ATC Jams homers. The chicken card words were hilarious. I too dream of a day when a chicken can cross the road without their motives being questioned!!!

AZmom875 on Mar 14, 2017:

I got my DEF< JKL jams back from the 3rd player, Hibiscus. She was a great finisher, thanks for picking her. I just wanted to say I am so thrilled with the work you did on the cards and the words you picked, Dance, Fork, Eclipse, Key, Jump and Lexicon. I know it was a big task and you have been a super player.

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..

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