Swap-bot Time: November 30, 2020 9:11 pm


Date Joined: December 10, 2010
Last Online: November 30, 2020
Birthday: September 13
Country: United States
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About Me

I run a small mobile art business for children and I also design and sell doll clothes. Have one fur baby and a lovely DH and a lovely DD and a wonderful grandson named Alastair who is four. I have attended 13 different universities and colleges and hold a few different degrees. I was a mental health counselor for years. But I really enjoy working for myself, so running a small business suits me. I still do some private contract mental health counseling for the elderly. I live where it is cold and gloomy in the winter, so that is when I enjoy swapping the most, as it gives me an outlet for my free time. I am sorta of a Geek, as I love all things gadgety and love the newest electronics. While I attend church frequently I am a very open person to other people's beliefs. I feel strongly that every person has the right to believe what they feel is the best in their mind. I do not like people who judge me or who force their beliefs on me.

Favorite Crafts

Cardmaking, pottery, scrapbooking and rubber stamping

I love to make and swap cards. I have been swapping for several years and find it so fun!

I am a potter and use to make pottery for several large theme parks and worked at a production pottery for awhile. Now I just do pottery for fun and I teach young people the art. Still have a wheel and two kilns and plenty of clay, guess I still enjoy it!

I am a bling type person!


I suffer from IBS and am lactose intolerant and I am allergic to some soap products. I am fine with products from Bath & Body Works, Avon, Mary Kay, even products from the drug store or Target are usually fine. I have some problems with Dollar Store products mainly. I watch my diet very carefully and seldom eat candy and junk food. I do have a passion for pistachios and low fat popcorn (not microwave popcorn, but the kind that comes in snack bags.)If you want to send me something I can have - send me tea, as at the present it is a big part of my diet.

Favorite Books

Love mysteries - Lee Childs, John Grisham, Michael Connelly, Elmore Leonard, to name just a few. But I probably have read every book they have out. I will try any new mystery author that is recently published. Not much of a fan of cozy mysteries.

I belong to three book clubs and I am a quick reader. I love books in all formats, but prefer a regular book over a media version

Papercrafting preferences

I love earth tones. My favorite color is purple, but seldom use it in crafting. Double it with green and I think it is a lovely combo. I love bling on my cards. I tend to fluctuate between a very modern style and retro with an occasional vintage one thrown in. While I tend to make cards mostly, I love altered items and do scrapbook some. I run a card ministry at my church, so use tons of cards. I also like holiday cards - any holiday, as I send cards for all major holidays and some minor holidays. I prefer handmade cards over store bought cards. I am perfectly fine with you leaving the inside of a handmade card blank, as a matter fact I like it better, as I can personalize it myself.

Sewing needs

I sew for a living. I am an experienced tailor and was trained as a tailor. I now design and sew doll clothes. I love fabric of all types. However, I am only in need of small print fabric for the dolls - don't want to overpower them with a big prints. I use pink, purple and red the most, as little girls love these colors. My speciality is superhero type costumes. I was recently featured in the CHA Portfolio magazine. I love to sew and sew for others.

Favorite food and snacks

Hot tea is my favorite beverage. I like oolong tea, white tea, coconut or tropical green tea, flavored black teas. My favorite brand of tea is Harney & Sons or David's tea. Favorite snack is peppermint bark candy or gummies, Swedish Fish - yum!

Likes and Dislikes

Things I like and would love anyone to send me:

Sewing Needs: * Thread - white and black * single fold bias tape * Velcro - white, black, red, blue, pink * Elastic 1/4 inch or smaller * Stick on bling - hearts, flowers, seasonal - doll size

Rubberstamping and scrapbooking: * Clear or cushion mounted stamps that are fun - like gnomes, dragonfly's, snowmen * Ribbon - especially plain colors - nothing too thin - 5/8 inch is my favorite * Dimensionals, pop dots * glue dots

Fun items: * Collect penquins, one person teapots and salt and pepper shakers * Good brands of tea - no licorice, mint or chai, like almost any other flavors

Other likes: One of my degrees is in history and I have a passion for the time period of King Arthur. I have studied that era and did my masters thesis on that time period. But I especially love the fictional books about King Arthur and Morgan le Fey. I love the beauty and artistry. My DD's name is Morgaine and my swapbot name is morgainegeiser, all for my love of Avalon.

Flat items I enjoy: 1) Book marks 2) Art type postcards (not into location postcards) 3) Scrapbook titles 4) Small envelopes 5) Tea bags (no licorice, mint or chai)

Dislikes: * Stickers * Giant paperclips * Scraps of scrapbook paper * Chipboard

Please Skip

Please don't send me scraps of scrapbook paper - I am a Stampin' UP demo and I have tons of full sheets of scrapbook paper. I also do not use very many store bought greeting cards, if you have a spare pretty, glittery blank card that is fine. Please don't send stained lace, rick rack, seam binding, etc. I sew for part of my income and I have to use items that look new if not new, these items are fine if they are in good shape. Not really into the vintage look.

More ideas

I can always use basic sewing items like: white & black thread, colored sew on velcro (no white I have tons and order it in bulk), single fold bias tape in pink, red, black or royal blue. Felt flowers (smaller, but not tiny), glue dots (medium size), ATG tape - 1/4 inch for my scrapbook tape roller. I love the travel size Bath & Body Works shower gel - any current scent or vanilla based ones. The plug ins from B & B - I go through tons of them. Wrigley's Doublemint gum. Stretchy wide headbands. Gummie candies. Small packages of peanuts or mixed nuts. Small bags of pretzels, popcorn, cheddar popcorn. Granola bars.


HennyPenny rated for Tea Advent Calendar #3 on Nov 30, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the tea! Extra thanks for the washi tape and cute card 😊
knitterofhats rated for Tea Advent Calendar #2 on Nov 29, 2020
Comment: Thanks again for the cute package and lotion. I can’t wait to try to teas.
Comment: I can't even begin to say how wonderful this package was! First off, I got it on Thanksgiving, I had no idea they delivered on the holiday, and then it was a huge box stuffed with the most wonderful thoughtfulness! My girls and I were just in awe of it all!! Thank you so much for your kindness and generosity!!
knitterofhats rated for Tea Advent Calendar #1 on Nov 16, 2020
Comment: Thanks! Love the footies! Can’t wait to see what’s inside next month.
Comment: Thank you so much for the beautiful handcrafted card and the postcards too! We tried to get Chinese food one Thanksgiving and found every Chinese restaurant here in Boston was closed!
Comment: Very nice card! Thanks
LadyAbigail rated for 13 Days of Halloween USA/CANADA on Nov 10, 2020
Comment: I absolutely adored this package! I loved opening the little gifts each day and it made me even more excited for my favorite holiday!🎃
Comment: Thank you Happy Thanksgiving!
paperlover rated for CPG Thanksgiving Card - US Only on Nov 9, 2020
Comment: Thank you so much for the beautiful Thanksgiving card. I really like it. I appreciate the spider stickers and Halloween bag. I wish it could be Halloween every day. I'm dragging my feet taking my decorations down.
Comment: I WISH there was a way to rate more than a 5, and give more than 1 heart... oh my GOODNESS. From the bottom of my heart, thank you SO SO SO MUCH for everything you sent and all the hard work you put into it... I almost cried a couple of times!! Also, you're so talented with your card making!!! I'm so floored by how beautiful everything is. THANK YOU!!! I hope you had a wonderful Halloween (and I hope that virtual party turned out awesome)!!!
tonat80 rated for Quarantine Halloween Party on Oct 29, 2020
Comment: So MUCH FUN!!!!! I really enjoyed all of the goodies you sent and certainly hope we do this again!! I look forward to doing the diamond crystal art - having never done anything like this before!
Mindy82671 rated for HEUSA- Quick Halloween Cards on Oct 5, 2020
Comment: Thank you! The card is gorgeous!
Comment: Thx card is adorable..nothing written inside tho.
pkpeace rated for HEUSA- Quick Halloween Cards on Oct 3, 2020
Comment: I'm sorry about the earlier rating... my bad. This card is absolutely gorgeous! Thank you for sharing your gift of card making! I love it!
Comment: Thank you for being so generous this month! Your cards are so lovely. EDIT: Just received your sunshiney package as well! Thank you for the fan and the hand sanitizer especially, so thoughtful!
Response: Thanks, two more pkgs are coming, one went out over the weekend and one today.
loey rated for 🍂Autumn Vibes🍂 on Sep 10, 2020
Comment: Wow, this is amazing! Did you make the beautiful bag? WOW! I love all of the goodies: the socks, the pretty washi, the handmade card. Thank you SO MUCH, you were so thoughtful and generous.
CraftyShana76 rated for Mini Halloween Flip Book on Sep 10, 2020
Comment: Absolutely loved it! TYSVM!!!
Comment: Today when I got my final package it was a bittersweet moment. I am sad to see the happy mail from you end. I enjoyed your mail and it made my weeks of August brighter. I love the flip flops, the necklace, notebook, the crafts and wow the sunshine box. I am so happy you had my name. Thank you so much for brightening my month when I needed it the most. You are such a sweetheart. Have a safe and happy upcoming month of September!
CraftyShana76 rated for Happy Mailbox all MONTH July on Aug 12, 2020
Comment: You spoiled me all month! TYSVM!!! I loved it all!!!!
Comment: Omg I love the bird card! Thank you so much!

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yvonne401 on May 1, 2020:

Welcome to Proverbs Women! It's great to have you here!



dardarbinx on Sep 20, 2019:

Thanks so much for the awesome Halloween cards

stiffneck78 on Sep 9, 2019:

watercolorgirl on Nov 23, 2018:

I was speechless when I opened your package today for the me and my kitty swap. My cats will love all their new toys and treats. It was -16 here today so the socks and tissue case will come in handy. Thank you for your thoughtfulness.

CurlyTea on Sep 13, 2018:

Happy Birthday!

SilverD on Sep 27, 2017:

💗 💗 💗 Thank you for your angel for Wacky, Silly & Unusual Holidays- you are awesome! 💗 💗 💗

CurlyTea on Sep 13, 2017:

tatntole on Nov 5, 2016:

I received my birthday present from you today. Thank you, I love what you sent. -Pattie

CariPeace on Jul 18, 2016:

Just remembered, to post the Happy Birthday 2016 Tracking Number: 9405 8036 9930 0280 1111 20.

May you have a wonderful Birthday Month filled with lots of Love!!!

~ Cari

christy102194 on Jul 18, 2016:

Your package is en route! Be looking out for an Amazon package from me! :) Hope you like it ^^

-Christy - Happy Birthday 2016

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