Swap-bot Time: October 20, 2020 6:32 pm


Date Joined: November 17, 2008
Last Online: January 4, 2020

Country: United States
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About Me

I have a wacky sense of humor. I like to stay busy and do things with my family. Mostly I do kid-stuff. I guess I kind of collect bears. I prefer real looking bears to teddy bears, but both are OK. My favorite flower is the iris. My philosophy about gardening is; " if it doesn't smell good or you can't eat it, don't plant it!" Iris are just so beautiful that it is OK that they don't smell that much. I am having fun with Swap bot so far. I have enjoyed doing something creative and sharing it with other people. It has inspired me to try any do more. I am finding that the two things that are best about this are the fun of being creative and that I really love giving stuff to other people. I have received some really awesome things from my partners and it is always fun to see what shows up. It makes me sad when people flake; but it makes me much sadder when people don't rate or lie. If you are going to be late sending me something, just message me and let me know. I am flexible and forgiving but I HATE when people lie! And PLEASE, rate me when you get my stuff. 90% of the reason I do swapbot is about sending something to someone else that I hope they will love. It makes me so sad when I don't hear from someone. I have made some great friends here on swapbot and it has been such an inspiration to me to see other people's work. I LOVE the way I am growing!!!! I like to pick people's brains for how they do things, so if you have any good tips on technique or materials, I would love to hear them!!


Please don't send anything crude, off-color or naughty. I am active in my faith and try to keep my mind clean! I don't drink tea or coffee. I don't like things that smell like cigarette smoke.

Things that interest me...

Jenny the Artist has inspired me to collect anything that has the image of a CRYING BABY on it.

I am always interested in postcards from your area of the world. I especially like any that have a map, or photos of landmarks, traditional clothing, famous buildings, native animals, flowers or other plants. In other words, anything educational. I prefer them stamped with information written on them.

So anything that would represent where you live is awesome. Some examples we have received in the past include, comic from the local newspaper, dried cherries, a music CD of traditional music (no burned copies please, I am a stickler about copyright law), brochures from tourist attractions, map of the area, candy from that country. Please feel free to be creative, it does not have to be expensive or difficult to mail, just interesting.

Favorite Crafts

I enjoy making things out of fabric. Dotees, totes, dolls, stuffies, etc.

I enjoy making hand drawn/painted things like ATCs and envelopes.

I have discovered chunky pages and love to make them but I make them VERY chunky.

I am open to doing private swaps with serious swappers with good ratings. I love to make things for other people that will appreciate them.


I like to collect postcards. Cards of maps, flags, landmarks or buildings that are famous, people in traditional clothing, State flowers, birds or capitol buildings, or animals are some of our favorites. I especially welcome postcards of animals, especially unusual ones, crying babies or children, and bears!! I also prefer my cards naked and written. I love to have information written on them whether they are stamped or mailed in an envelope. Nothing bugs more than a really interesting card but I have no idea what it is or what the relevance is. We LOVE information if you know it!!! And I always love it when they have cool stamps on them!

Hand-made things I would LOVE

For my friends out there that want to make something for me. First, I love handmade things and my tastes are very varied. I like everthing from cute and colorful to Victorian and classic. The only things I am not particularly in to would probably be goth and ultra modern, although I can think of exceptions to that (like cute skulls). I love holiday themes. Although most of my house is decorated in colors like: chartreuse green and black in my bedroom, red black and white in the living room, and red and turquoise in the kitchen, my craft room is the on the wild side with hot pink, hot chartreuse, and purple.

I like animals in general (except cats) and collect bears ~ especially real-looking. I like bold, colorful patterns and also feminine, pretty patterns.

I love jewelry and wear it pretty much everyday. I LOVE funky stuff and unusual things. In both jewelry and pretty much everything else, I love the unexpected or something that is really different and unique. I love it when people use unexpected materials or textures. Speaking of which, I love texture in things. I like things that are visually interesting or that make you want to pick it up and explore it.

So I think that I am pretty easy to make happy. Some of my favorite things I have recieved while on swap bot are a colorful, whimsical bird collage for my wall and a primitive style owl stuffie and a corduroy stuffie robot and many hand drawn/painted ATCs and some beautifully crafted dotties.

If you are wanting to make something outside of the box and/or try a new technique, I am a good partner to try it on. If you make amazing, well crafted, unique things I am DEFINITELY the partner for you to get!!! LOL!

I hope that helps.


OK, So some of you totally understand me here. I love fabric. Especially interesting prints and/or textures. I have more than I can possibly use but that does not stop me from buying it. I make clothes for my kids out of it a lot, so I use a lot of "kid" prints. I do not quilt really but would like to someday. I am currently working on an "eye-spy" quilt. One for a boy and one for a girl. So if you have any fabric that has cool things on it, I would love an 8"X8" square. I especially am looking for ones that have larger pictures on it so that when I make a 6" square it has an item on it. But any kind is good.

other stuff that I would like

I like to add embellishments to things like dolls, ATCs, chunky books, etc. So any interesting little things you have lying around would be most welcome. Examples would be beads, brads, charms, etc. Also "found items" like keys, watches or pieces, broken jewelry, board game pieces, really small toys or pieces of toys, bits of this and that. Anything that is unusual, interesting, weird, cool. I would love some old Scrabble tiles, or Monopoly pieces. If it is small and interesting, I can probably figure out a way to incorporate it into something. I would also love used postage stamps.


wendii rated for 7 Postcards in July 2016 on Aug 27, 2016
Comment: Thanks for the pc of a national monument! I'd love to be able to see it myself some day.
Elizaveta rated for 7 Postcards in July 2016 on Aug 3, 2016
Comment: Thank you very much for the great space-card (and stamps) ! :)
atanava rated for 7 Postcards in July 2016 on Jul 31, 2016
Comment: Terima kasih😊
Cadfael57 rated for 7 Postcards in July 2016 on Jul 30, 2016
Comment: Great card & stamps ! Thank you very much ;-) Our P.O damaged your card... but, I also like this... these are the hazards of the transport <3
misshanah rated for Book Recommendation PC #5 on Jul 28, 2016
Comment: Thanks for the book recommendations! I haven't actually read any of the books on your list (actually I may have read Ender's Game a long time ago but don't remember it) and both The Golden Compass and Ender's Game were on my list of books to read (so I could be "with it" when talking to the students I work with.)
Mamamoose rated for 7 Postcards in July 2016 on Jul 25, 2016
Comment: Thank you for this fabulous postcard! I have been to Canyon de Chelly several times and loved it :) Love the scouting stamp, too!
Response: I have never actually been, but I am going in 2 days! It has been on my bucket list. Also hitting Navajo,Pipe Spring, Zion, Cedar Breaks, Bryce Canyon and Capitol Reef on this trip!
Amyncognito rated for 7 Postcards in July 2016 on Jul 17, 2016
Comment: Love the art card! Thank you!
CWarner rated for 7 Postcards in July 2016 on Jul 16, 2016
Comment: Chaco Canyon is a place I want to visit - thanks for the great card of it!
Melissahenning rated for Postcards lovers #2 on Jul 10, 2016
Comment: Thank you!!
Comment: Thank you for the 'chili con carne' recipe. I'd tasted this dish before and found it delicious. How interesting to have chili included in jam! Would like to give it a taste someday...^^
Comment: I love the Rio Grande bridge photo. I have never been there, but maybe someday.
marclively rated for Postcrossing Obsessed? 9! on Jun 24, 2016
Comment: Rebecca, my apologies for the delayed rating, thank you for the snail mail!
Inger71 rated for Postcards lovers #2 on Jun 22, 2016
Comment: Thank you! Hot weather sound like great music in my ears. 😊🌞 Nice card!
CANNEKCUL rated for Represent Your State: Oklahoma on Jun 18, 2016
Comment: Thank you.🙂
BalticWind rated for Postcards lovers #2 on Jun 18, 2016
Comment: Thank you very much for the funny card! Enjoy the weekend.
Comment: Thank you for the lovely sunflower PC!
pammykn rated for Book Recommendation PC #5 on Jun 10, 2016
Comment: Thanks for the fun card -- Never heard of Lion Boy -- will have to see what that is about. Happy Reading!
kayebubbly rated for Postcrossing Obsessed? 9! on Jun 9, 2016
Comment: lovely card:] I hope to visit the place one day!!
RNRISLOVE rated for Postcrossing Obsessed? 9! on Jun 9, 2016
Comment: Thanks for the great Kit Carson card. A new one for me. Love reading about him.
Dada rated for CPG May '16 Touristy PC - Global on Jun 6, 2016
Comment: Thanks for sharing the interesting indigenous healing culture! The stamps are neat.^^ (I spied an apple on the card!)

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sherba31 on Jun 3, 2016:

Thanks for the RAK of pcs from PTG. I was scared because it arrived in a USPS "body bag" but the pcs seemed ok. The envie was ripped all the way on 3 sides and they put a rubber band around it before putting it in the bag. I do appreciate all the pcs, both new and used. Take care!

susieq11 on May 31, 2016:

Thanks so much for the postcard RAK in PTG!!! Lots for my collections!!!! That was so nice of you and I'm grateful!! xxxx

marinda on May 28, 2016:

Thank you so much for the fun package of postcards! There were several of my favorite kinds in there. :D It was funny because I found one postcard that I sent you way back in 2010! LOL Have a great day.

NatashaMay on Nov 20, 2013:

Thanks for playing in my PLU: Animal PC Swap at Postcard Lovers Unite Group. :)

Rocktopus on Mar 30, 2013:

thanks for the pc off my march wishlist! gave me a laugh!

Vblarney on Feb 23, 2013:

image for the comics and postcards!

Vblarney on Feb 22, 2013:


xxkarenlxx on Feb 18, 2013:

Thank you so much for the lovely birthday package for wishlist group. The stamps are ones I don't already have, and they are very cute. :) I'm saving the boxtops for my 5 year old grandson. His class had more than any other class one month and they "won" a treat of fruit snacks for it. He was so happy and proud. The postcards are awesome! I've not spent very much time in the south west, but spend lots of time planning visits there. One vacation my husband and I plan to spend driving Route 66. I'm looking very forward to that one. And the birthday card was perfectly me. Thank you so much for all your thoughtfulness.

jannieb on Feb 14, 2013:

Thank you so much for sending the card & stickers to Grayson. He was very happy to receive your Valentine.

Mayje on Feb 4, 2013:

Hi! Thank you so much for the map postcard of Montana from my January wishlist! I love it! :)

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