Swap-bot Time: October 21, 2019 6:26 am


Date Joined: March 21, 2009
Last Online: June 30, 2015
Birthday: January 22
Country: United States

About Me

HI- My name is Cindy. I love crafting, I love shopping, I love getting things in the mail and I love surprises รขโ‚ฌโ€ what a great way to combine them all. I collect Pez and Monkees memorabilia. I got laid off from a newspaper job (features editor) in 2008 and went back to college to become a preschool teacher. I'm always on the lookout for craft/music/fun ideas for kids. I sponsor a child in Colombia, and I work at Head Start. I'm married, and we have 2 cats. I have 3 grown step-children and seven step-grandchildren, from age 1 to 15 years. I love chocolate and sweets of all kinds (no nuts or raisins). My favorite Web sites are eBay, facebook and Swap-bot. I'm a big kid at heart!

Favorite Music

I love all kinds of music รขโ‚ฌโ€ oldies, rock, country and some new stuff, but especially The Monkees, Bowling for Soup, Brad Paisley, Sugarland, The Fray, Plain White T's, Taylor Swift and Garth Brooks.

Favorite Books

"The Time Traveler's Wife," "Harry Potter" series, "The Lovely Bones," "Shopaholic" series, Jennifer Chiaverini's quilting series (wish I could quilt), Dr. Seuss

Favorite Television

Scrubs (still miss it), The Office, Grey's Anatomy, Mad Men, Psych, Chuck, House, Doctor Who (especially David Tennant), Ellen DeGeneres, Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, The Simpsons, Family Guy, Days of Our Lives, Once Upon a Time, How I Met Your Mother, Glee, Raising Hope, Modern Family and more...

Favorite Crafts

cards/paper crafts, tie-dye, candles, soaps, Christmas ornaments and other misc. crafts

Favorite Movies

"The 40-Year-Old Virgin," "Sixth Sense," "Wizard of Oz," "Stranger Than Fiction," "Toy Story," "Big" (most Tom Hanks movies), "Harry Potter" series

More favorite things!

Color: blue, any shade, but especially aqua or turquoise

foods: chocolate (milk or dark, with or without mint, peanut butter, raspberry), ice cream, pizza

salty-type snacks: hot Wasabi peas, salt and vinegar chips, garlic bagel chips

candy: Reese's Peanut Butter Cups, Hershey's plain bars or Kisses, Kit Kats, Symphony bars with toffee/almonds, red licorice wheels, strawberry dacquiri or watermelon Jelly Bellies, peanut butter or coconut M&M's, sour watermelon gummies, gummy bears, gum, mints, would love to try foreign candies

drinks: cherry or vanilla Coke, pink lemonade, strawberry margaritas, Blue Moon beer, flavored coffees (no tea)

holidays: Halloween and Christmas

cartoons and kids' characters: The Simpsons, Family Guy, SpongeBob Squarepants (especially Patrick!), Bert and Ernie, Winnie-the-Pooh and Tigger, Mickey Mouse, Bugs Bunny

scents (lotions/candles): grapefruit, vanilla, chocolate, mint chocolate, lilac, peppermint

other: I like receiving homemade gifts, stars, moons and suns, rubber ducks, Eiffel Tower items, bubble gum/vending machine surprises, Happy Meal toys and mini bobbleheads; I also like photography, reading, writing, shopping, crafting, stickers, fun brads (no eyelets), rub-on transfers, surprises in general, new or good-condition children's books, preschool toys or CDs that I can use at work or sand toys for the kids.


nuts (peanuts and peanut butter are OK), raisins, black licorice, Chuckles, JuJuBes, tea

scents: cucumber, melon, anything too flowery

I'm not really into makeup or nail polish, but I can use lotion, foot care products and Chapstick.


Angeled by: cllfdl for the group swap "We Love Cookies" รขโ‚ฌโ€ THANKS! I appreciate it!


Comment: WOW, what an awesome package. Thanks so much. It was so much fun opening all of the individual gifts.
Response: Glad you had fun. Love this swap! Thanks for the heart!
snowy652 rated for Scavenger Hunt - Stickers on Mar 5, 2013
Comment: wowzers -- great finds -- thanks so much -- would give you more hearts if I could
Response: Glad the stickers finally arrived. Thanks for the heart!
Comment: Thank you so much for your wonderful package! I appreciate the wrapping of everything! It was such fun opening up everything. Such fun stuff you sent! My daughter will love the goodies for her! Thank you again!
Response: You're welcome! It's such a fun swap, and I love when I can include something for a child. Unwrapping is half the fun! Thanks for the heart!
Comment: What an awesome package- thank you!!!
Response: Glad you liked it. Thanks for the heart!
Comment: Thank you :) I liked all the items you sent. My daughter will like the duck (she has a rubber duck collection). Love the wooden postcard. The tea and popcorn will be enjoyed. Oh and I love how you wrapped everything (I never thought of that..may have to use that idea if you don't mind). Thanks again :)
Response: Glad you enjoyed the goodies. Lots of people wrap stuff รขโ‚ฌโ€ makes it more fun for the recipient! I always think I'll save the packages and open them on the right day, but I can never wait! Thanks for the heart!
Comment: Thank you so much! My boys and I had fun opening everything and they are now playing with it. I have to say my favorite things were the stationery items. Thank you! :)
Response: You're welcome. Wow, that arrived quickly! Thanks for the heart!
tammie rated for lonely sticker swap on Nov 8, 2012
Comment: Wow!! Thanks for the extra stickers. I'm going to decorate my pen-pal letter box.
Response: You're welcome! Thanks for the heart!
Comment: Thank you for all the fun goodies!! My daughter and I loved opening up everything. Thanks for making our day. This is one of my favorite swaps as well!
Response: Glad you had fun! That's what this swap is all about! Thanks for the heart!
Comment: Oh my gosh thank you so much! You went above and beyond and everything was so awesome. Definitely my favorite swap so far, I'd totally swap with you again!!!
Response: Thanks! I'm glad you liked what I sent. This is THE best swap on here because it's so much fun to buy for in addition to seeing what your partner finds. Thanks for the heart!
Comment: Well Done!! Absolutely Perfect!! Thanks!!
Response: You're welcome! Glad you liked it. Thanks for the heart!
Comment: thanks for the notecards stickers swap cards and couopns
Response: You're welcome! Thanks for the heart!
Response: You're welcome. Thanks for the heart!
Comment: Thanks for the package! Fun to open up each item!
Response: You're welcome! Glad you had fun.
onyx95 rated for Happy full mailbox on Aug 10, 2012
Comment: What a great envelope, thanks so much.
Response: You're welcome! Thanks for the heart!
HeidiJean rated for Happy full mailbox on Aug 10, 2012
Comment: Thanks!
Response: You're welcome! Thanks for the heart!
mcovey rated for Happy full mailbox on Aug 10, 2012
Comment: thanks for all the goodies stickers, coupons , and note cards is always a big hit with us, my computer is acting up and woildn;t let me give you a heart the 1st time and I forgot to go back and give it to you !!
Response: You're welcome! Thanks for the heart! I appreciate you taking time to redo it!
Comment: Thank you for all the wonderful items! This has to be one of my favorite swaps!
Response: Mine, too! Glad you liked what I sent! Thanks for the heart!
islandgirl rated for Handmade Card- Birthdays on Jul 13, 2012
Comment: So fun today to receive not one, but two b-day cards! They are both great, and I love swapping with a fellow teacher!
Response: Thanks! Hope we can swap again sometime! Thanks for the heart!
1Scrapper rated for Pet Sympathy Card on Jul 12, 2012
Comment: Thank you for the two lovely cards. I have a friend at work who just lost her dog. Sad, but this card will surely cheer her up.
Response: Thanks! It's not easy losing a pet. We lost a cat to cancer earlier this year, so I can sympathize with her. Thanks for the heart and thanks for hosting the swap.
Silwygurl rated for Handmade Card- Birthdays on Jul 12, 2012
Comment: Thank you so much Cindy and I appreciate the extra card from your Mom...is she on here swappin too?
Response: I tried to get her to join, but she doesn't feel really comfortable on the computer. But I share some of the cards I get with her so she can get new ideas. She doesn't work, so she has lots more time to craft than I do! Thanks for the heart!

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blockstar on Oct 27, 2012:

I am also a child sponsor, I would love to hear about your child if you are interested in sharing your experiences with me :)

RyeRye on Oct 14, 2012:

RyeRye on Apr 4, 2012:

RyeRye on Sep 9, 2011:

Thanks for being a member of the Crafting Queens~

Mugsie on Jul 20, 2011:

I meant "butterfly" ~ it's to early, I haven't had my second C[ ] of coffee yet!!!! Have a great day ~ Kelly

Mugsie on Jul 20, 2011:

"Bugging You" Swap ~

Funny you should mention the envelope ~ somewhere on it's travel they put it in a clear bag and taped it. The bag said ~ We Care! I love the Postal Service! Also ~ the little "BEE" is way too cute, I put a magnet on it and it is on my frig! Thanks again!!!!

RyeRye on Dec 21, 2010:


Merry Christmas from the Crafting Queens group~

alliefierce on Feb 12, 2010:

Hi, I just wanted to let you know that I sent the Liar Liar PC out on time, I just forgot to hit the sent button. Have a great day!


pickle on Jan 22, 2010:


stacirose on Jul 2, 2009:

Would love to see you there!!!

Excellent Embellishements Swap!

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