Swap-bot Time: March 6, 2021 2:35 am


Date Joined: December 10, 2010
Last Online: March 5, 2021
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.


Comment: Thanks for a great swap! I loved it!
DragonflyDreamer rated for WIYM: SSS - FEB 2021 (USA) on Feb 13, 2021
Comment: Oh my!!! What beautiful papers!! And I adore the book mark! Thanks so much for a wonderful swap. Happy swapping.
Comment: Thank you for the belt ones and cute paper extras!
Comment: Happy Valentines Day to you
Comment: Thank you the cute valentine and extras.
Comment: Thank you for the extra goodies as well.
Comment: Thank you for the adorable Valentines and extras. I love puns.
Comment: Thank you for the cute Valentine & extras. Happy Valentine's Day early!
Comment: Thank you so much. Happy Valentine's Day.
Jillemina rated for LSRUS-Tea time-US on Jan 28, 2021
Comment: WOW! What a joy it was to receive your swap. Thank you for putting in so much time and personality into this swap. You made it so special. I have never had teas presented so beautifully. You truly lifted my soul today!
Comment: Thank you so much for the valentine's card! It is so beautiful, I love the handmade card. Cheers and Happy Valentine's Day!
TryshaH81 rated for LSRUS-Tea time-US on Jan 25, 2021
Comment: Thank you for a wonderful swap!!
Comment: I loved all the items you sent me! I even made my husband go through all of it again with me the next day. It made for a great New Year's Eve gift! I look forward to using and enjoying everything you sent. It was also awesome seeing you in the Zoom party! Happy New Year!
mariewilliams810 rated for Tea Advent Calendar #5 on Dec 28, 2020
Comment: Thank you! I hope you had a great Christmas!
kromo rated for Happy Mailbox all MONTH November on Dec 15, 2020
Comment: Thank you so much for all the wonderful happy mail. You are so talented at making cards and I love them all! The little notebook is pretty, the fat quarters are my favorite color, the tea was tasty, and that last package with the stamp was so thoughtful. Wow! I hope you have an amazing month and thank you again. Merry Christmas
lovesreward rated for WIYM: Handmade Christmas Card on Dec 12, 2020
Comment: WOW what a GORGEOUS handmade card, thank you so much - I don't want to ever use it, ha! Thank you for the raspberry tea too - it's finally getting cold enough to drink tea at night, yay! I hope you have a wonderful holiday season and that you and yours are doing well during this crazy year! Take care. <3
morganmaybelater rated for Tea Advent Calendar #4 on Dec 7, 2020
Comment: Thank you so much! I can't wait to open up the teas and try them out. And the charms were such a lovely surprise! They'll make the perfect stitch markers!
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!!

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Meisje on Dec 4, 2020:

Just because ♥

Christmas Christmas


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

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