Swap-bot Time: December 10, 2018 9:19 am


Date Joined: July 21, 2013
Last Online: December 9, 2018
Birthday: February 19
Country: United States
My Instagram (spoilers!)
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About Me

m a 50- something full time homemaker, married to the love of my life for 39 years. We raised and homeschooled two children, both grown and on their own. We have two grandchildren and two grand-cats.

I'm homebound and rely on others for a great deal of my daily needs, but I am blessed to have art and pen pals to fill my days.

I mostly join regional swaps as opposed to international because I hate to wait and prefer lower postage. I'm a very reliable swapper. I always send on time (usually as soon as partners are assigned) and rate promptly upon receipt of the swap. I enjoy hosting group swaps, and will angel if necessary.

What I like

For examples of my style, click on the link above for my Instagram. More specifically I like...

  • little houses - especially whimsical style (I have a whole wall in my dining room dedicated to these)
  • Garden themes - flowers, trees, bees, gnomes...
  • Butterflies and birds
  • Coffee (but NO tea!)
  • Dishes, pottery, art glass
  • Sewing by hand or machine
  • Book making
  • Card making
  • Beading
  • Wire art/sculpture
  • Jigsaw puzzles (I have a hundred or more that I rework all the time)
  • Inspiration and Scripture references
  • Natural remedies, essential oils
  • Gratitude
  • Color, color, COLOR - bright, bold, cheery
  • Painting
  • Gelli-printing
  • Mail Art
  • Washi tape (the real deal, not Dollar Store or other paper tapes)
  • Shimmery and shiny like glimmer mist, stickles, shimmering H2O watercolors, Pebeo Fantasy paints, etc. (but not bulky bling or loose glitter)
  • Cribbage
  • Word games such as Scrabble and boggle (I am orneryswife on Words with Friends if you want to play with me!)
  • Reading light-hearted and romance (eBooks only)
  • Writing and receiving letters
  • Irish wolfhounds (I don't have one, just think they are cool!)
  • Upbeat music
  • Hallmark movies (no TV but I watch online)
  • Art journaling
  • Weaving on my small frame loom

My art style preference is usually abstract and more modern, mostly because I can't draw anything very well except stick figures. :)

Not a Fan

For whatever reason, I have developed a strong aversion to images or photographs of faces, especially vintage photos. Please, please, please don't send me a swap with people faces on it. This includes anime.

I don't really"do" Halloween. I like fall stuff, just not all the ghouls, ghosts, etc.

I'm not a big fan of Zetti style art, using an assortment of body parts to create a different creature. Kawaii isn't really my thing either, but if it is sent, I pass it on to a pen pal who likes it.

I am extremely sensitive to fragrance and smoke.


I joined swapbot for the challenges and interaction with other artists. Sometimes I send extras with the swaps, but I usually put a lot into the swap requirements, and prefer to be rated based on that, not extras. Likewise, I rate on quality, not extras.

If you really want to send extras, here are a few ideas of things I can use.

  • Gelli-prints
  • Flat stickers for mail art
  • Unusual ephemera like foreign book pages, menus, funny papers
  • Coffee stained paper
  • Stencils of any size--even homemade on file folders
  • Altered tags for my collection
  • Decorated labels to use on painted envelopes to put the "send to" address on.
  • Painted or inked Deli paper
  • Letter from YOU!
  • scraps of yarn or other fibers for my weaving or art
  • Large puzzle pieces to alter (2" or larger)
  • Personalized return address labels (colorful!)
  • Crochet flowers I can add to sewn items
  • A zipper bag with cheap instant coffee granules in it. I'd love to try coffee dying paper, but my "personal shopper" hasn't been able to locate any instant coffee!

Thank you!

Thanks for reading my profile and for swapping with me!


geekgirl1001000 rated for UHM Fantastic Washi Swap on Oct 17, 2018
Comment: great selection, thanks!
Comment: Thanks for the great ATcoins..loved the envie
Poohtat rated for UHM Fantastic Washi Swap on Oct 16, 2018
Comment: Great samples. Thank you.
DRMOM rated for UHM: Letter explaining your hobbies on Oct 8, 2018
Comment: Inviting envelope, beautifully decorated parchment pocket, and lovely letter. Our creative had a similar path. Thank you for sharing.
thevmatt rated for MMA - Mixed Media Envelopes on Aug 25, 2018
Comment: Thank you so much!!
LadyJo rated for UHM: Monochromatic Mail on Aug 24, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the green swap! I loved the flower you made! Oh and the envie you sent it all in was classic! Great idea! I will enjoy using the things you sent! It was nice to get a different color of things.
DRMOM rated for UHM: A to Z About Me! on Aug 20, 2018
Comment: I LOVE the envie! I wish I had that stamp!!!! Loved the A-Z...and your humor. Thanks for the goody :-) I will probably hoard those for a while since I am on a no-spend right now.
Comment: Thanks! I know this is a profile-based swap, so a little confused as to why I received some items from my "dislikes" list. Still, the folder was lovely and fun to receive. Thanks.
Comment: Thank you for the nice star stencil and washi tape samples!
1koolkrafter rated for UHM: Send me some LEAVES on Aug 13, 2018
Comment: Thanks!
CurlyTea rated for WOW: Green Washi Tape Samples on Aug 1, 2018
Comment: The herb jars washi is amazing. None of these samples are in my collection. Thank you so much!
Queensmiley2530 rated for UHM: Washi Tape Sample Swap on Aug 1, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the great washi and extra
Jjean rated for UHM Happy Mail ~ ATCoins! on Jul 27, 2018
Comment: Loved the ATCoin - My very first to receive....Thank you for the wonderful items.
hamolla22 rated for UHM Profile based Happy Mail JULY on Jul 27, 2018
Comment: Thank you so much for the awesome envelope and surprises, I love everything 😍❤️ I love the art postcards, sooo pretty! Everything lovely, thanks again xx
crochetjunkie rated for WOW: Blue Washi Tape Samples on Jul 26, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the nice blue washi! I also love the swap card you made! Nice way of using orange and black together and NOT making it look Halloween-y. Lol
Gnoe rated for ABES: Decorative napkins on Jul 11, 2018
Comment: Thank you for a lovely set of napkins!
smmarrty rated for ABES - Altered Tags on Jun 25, 2018
Comment: Thanks so much - can't wait to add them to one of my books!
Created46 rated for MMPC - Mixed Media Mail Art on Jun 24, 2018
Comment: Very lovely Thank you. I have started playing with alcohol inks, but never thought about making prints of them.
Comment: Hi Tracy thank you so much for the feather swap. it is very beautiful I love when people can send stitched items thank you also for the extra washie I’ve never seen feather washie it is appreciated take care
January rated for UHM: Profile based Happy Mail - June on Jun 19, 2018
Comment: Thank you a thousand times for this amazing envelope. The envelope itself is already being used as a holding place for papers, in a prominent place near my workdesk - it is so my style and taste - it is incredible. (I'm sorry others here can't see it...) And the selection of papers is excellent - I know I will enjoy using everything, especially the painted/stencilled papers...although it's always hard to initially cut them up :)

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goinjenny on Oct 13, 2018:

Thank you for the note cards in AWG October

bbsporty on Oct 13, 2018:

OMG! I am squealing with delight over my AWG Oct wish that you granted for me of washi tape! I can't believe you sent me so much! Thank you, thank you, thank you!

MSturgill87 on Oct 12, 2018:

Thank you

for the awesome assortment of beads via AWG October! Can't wait to start using them to create jewelry!

Lonestarchild on Oct 12, 2018:

Thanks so much for the huge pile of solid color washi for Oct AWG. LOVE IT! I can never find this stuff. So excited -- thank you!

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