Swap-bot Time: March 29, 2023 12:57 am


Date Joined: March 4, 2018
Last Online: March 27, 2023
Birthday: September 17
Country: United States
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I am a retired teacher aide in junior high. I substitute teach in my local school district as often as I can. I have a B.S. in Education and am certified to teach junior high-high school. I have three children and six grandchildren. I live in a very small community, but have spent several years in Georgia and North Carolina.

1/22/23 I will be limiting the amount of swaps that I will be hosting/joining. The cost of postage has driven this decision. I have a very nit-picky post office and they like the first class package option which is almost $5. Anything I feel needs to be checked is automatically determined to be a package. I am frustrated because when I receive a swap with two stamps and it goes through…that would cost me $5. No consistency! If extras will cost you extra postage, please do not include. Goodies are appreciated, but I’m all for postal savings. Creating the swap is what it’s all about!😊


I never create just for myself, so for 2023 I decided it was time to join in some challenges. So I have decided to try the following two so far….

  • 12/14/22 I have joined in on Junk Journal January with @megjournals on YouTube. Can’t wait to get started. Looks like fun! Guest designers will be providing so much inspiration.

  • 12/21/22 Joining in on the @sweetbeepaperco collage playing card challenge. A prompt a week for a year…and it’s collaging…my fav!!!!


*Reading -My favorites authors include: James Patterson, Nicholas Sparks, and Kristin Hannah.

*Gardening - I had the best flowers ever spring/summer of 2020.

*Shopping-I enjoy searching through craft clearance and visiting thrift and resale stores.


*Tags in general.

*Altered paper clips


*Small item paper crafting like boxes, tuck spots

*Mini journals and flip books ❤️

*Pocket projects❤️

*Altered playing cards ❤️


*Index card collage art







*earthy tones

Lately I have been leaning towards much more muted colors...naturals, earthy, woodsy, mauve, lavender, pale blues... rather than super bright colors.


*woodsy animals🦌







*mini anything


  • Altered Playing cards

*snippets - fabric and paper bits

*embossing folders

*stitching on paper

*mixed media






*tiny envelopes and pockets


Anything goes here!

JUST FYI’s: *When swapping tea I prefer fruit flavors, vanilla, chai.

WANT TO LEARN: *water coloring *bead tassels

NOT SO CRAZY ABOUT: *Harry Potter *Disney *Mystical - except for mermaids *Creepy crawlies *Gothic *Skulls *Steam Punk


*I highly recommend McLeod’s Daughters. Watch all eight seasons on Tubi. Power to women!❤️❤️ *Outlander ❤️ *The Last Kingdom *Law and Order - all *British crime series on Netflix * Yellowstone ( best tv show ever) ❤️ * Period films on Netflix * Enjoy pro football

MUSIC My tastes vary, but I do not like hard rock or twangy country.

PLEASE DON’T SEND *Religious brochures *Candy


*Any vintage/shabby washi…I would ❤️ those washi samples!


*Vintage anything

*Postage stamps - used

*I’m really not picky and enjoy anything that I receive!

I have met some very lovely swappers on this site. Even though we haven’t met in person, I feel I have friends here. I have been given encouragement, advice, and have received swaps and goodies that have brought tears of joy to my eyes. It can be a very special place!

About Me

I love to create but sometimes have no one to share anything with so I thought a swap group would be the answer. I really am enjoying the fact that I can pick and choose my interests and when I want to swap. I love the mail when it arrives and the beautiful creations made for me. I love trying new things to create as long as I can view a picture or tutorial.


marymary914 rated for USAPC: Altered Playing Card # 24 on Mar 13, 2023
Comment: Great APC! And thank you for the extras!
Response: You’re welcome. Thank you for joining and for the heart!
Coffeeegal rated for YTPC: Uneven Triple Pocket USA on Mar 12, 2023
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful pocket. Totally love it
Response: So happy you liked it and thanks for joining in!
Gwillisinc rated for USAPC: Index Card Collage Art #25 on Mar 11, 2023
Comment: What a sweet little Bunny, love you made her a hanger. The G45 extras are always welcome
Response: Thanks for the heart. It’s so appreciated and happy you liked my bunny “portrait.”
Comment: That packaging was tough! I don’t think I’ll be making these again. A bit to contrary for my liking . Yours turned out wonderfully though! Thanks for the effort you put in 😃
Response: I totally agree. We tried…been there and probably won’t do again. Thank you so much for trying something new. Didn’t think it would be such a challenge! 🥰
Comment: Love how your houses turned out! I really like the little kitty next to the door on one of them. Thanks so much for the card catalog card!!
Response: I enjoy the house trend. Easy with great results. Thanks for the heart and your kind words.
JaneInSD rated for USAPC: Altered Playing Card #23 on Feb 15, 2023
Comment: Hi!! Thank you so much for the gorgeous altered playing card. I love the colors, the stamping, the hearts, the liquid pearls, just everything about it! Thanks also for the very nice vellum stickers. Thanks for such a wonderful swap. :-)
Response: I’m so happy you liked it. Thank you for joining and your very kind words. Hope to see you in the next one! 🥰
Comment: Great job!! I really like it.
Response: I am a novice at sewing, but I liked the idea instead of using paper all the time. Thanks for joining!
Comment: Thank you so much for this wonderful swap! I love the extras and this ATC is beautiful!!! I'm sorry for the delayed rating. I took a hiatus from swapping when COVID got thick, but I'm back. I hope you can forgive me. Thanks, again.
RAINDARGON rated for EPUSA: Good Mail #2 on Feb 8, 2023
Comment: Thank you for the wonderful envelope and the great extras 🦋
Response: You’re welcome! I liked the swap and will probably join again if offered. 😊
Comment: These are wonderful tags-I love this kind of swap and you did a great job. The one with the girl is especially cute and that tiny paperclip-oh my.! Thanks for swapping and sharing the extra bits you sent along! Take care!
Response: I’m so happy you liked them. The one with the little girl was my favorite too. Thanks for joining! 🥰
JaneInSD rated for USAPC: Altered Playing Card #22 on Jan 12, 2023
Comment: Thank you so much for the GORGEOUS altered playing card. I love this so much - no way am I giving this to anyone else! LOL Thank you also for the pretty butterflies. Thanks for making such a special and thoughtful swap. :-)
Response: You’re welcome. I liked it so much I should have made two- one for me! Thanks for joining in!
Comment: Lovely Polaroids and thanks so much for the card catalog card!!!
Response: You’re welcome and I knew you would like the card catalog card. Brings back memories of having to refer to them to find a book in the library. So fun! Thanks for joining.
Comment: Thank you so much for the Gorgeous Mini Pocket Flip Up Booklet. I look forward to joining more of your swaps. ♥
Response: You’re welcome. So happy you liked it. I am mulling over some major changes for me in the new year and will be deciding if I am staying on the site. Thanks for supporting my swap!
tristitia rated for USAPC: Index Card Collage Art #23 on Jan 8, 2023
Comment: Thank you for the lovely butterfly card - it's really pretty!
Response: You’re welcome. The index card and playing card swaps are the only ones that bring me joy these days. Thanks for joining.
Comment: The most adorable snow people embellishments were in my happy mailbox today! I do not know which I like the best but I would say it was the tag! Thank you for the pocket of goodies you included - so generous. Happy New Year. xxMuggleMom
Response: I’m happy you liked them⛄️ as it was a fun swap. Happy New Year to you too! 🎉
Comment: Thank you! I love your words of your faith, I feel the same! Gods love for me a sinner, so very precious! Thank you for the package of goodies and the tea ( I hate to open the package you made to hold it, it’s so pretty I don’t want to tear it)! God bless you and have a very Merry CHRISTmas
Response: You’re welcome. Sending you the very best this holiday season. Many blessings to you for the new year!
Comment: I love them - Thank you - I used buttons from my husband's grandmother's button box - Everything old is new again - Merry Christmas!
Response: You’re welcome. Love going through those old button tins. Some of the green ones I used came off a button card priced at 29 cents. So cool. Happy Holidays!🎄🎄🎄
JaneInSD rated for USAPC: Index Card Collage Art #22 on Dec 9, 2022
Comment: Thank you so much for the adorable collage index card. I love the colors you chose and the Santa is so jolly! Also a big thank you for the beautiful Christmas card and the cool 2023 mini calendar. So cute and perfect for my desk! I wish you a very Merry Christmas.
Response: You’re welcome! So happy you liked everything. Wishing you a Happy Holiday season! 🎄🎄🎄
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful, whimsical house you made for me. I am really enjoying these scraptastic swaps, thank you for hosting these fun swaps. Each one has been a challenge and I love that you include a video. Merry Christmas!
Response: Thank you for your kind words. I will try to keep them coming. Happy you liked my scrappy house. Happy Holiday Season!🎄
Jsereg001 rated for EPUSA: Christmas Charms on Dec 4, 2022
Comment: Thanks for the beautiful charms!! I love them and the calendar is awesome as well! I enjoyed this swap and I will definitely put these charms to use in the Christmas journal that I am currently working on!
Response: You’re welcome! They were easy to make and make some cute dangles for anything. Thanks for joining in the swap! 🎄❄️💌

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Heirloom on Dec 31, 2022:

Happy New Year from USA Happy Mail

Poohtat on Dec 21, 2022:

Merry Christmas

rarjones on Dec 15, 2022:

Merry Christmas

2022 Rose

Artistic on Oct 4, 2022:

I use coffee filters for everything except making coffee, so I don't know why it never crossed my mind to use tea filters for anything except my Darjeeling!

Highlander18 on Sep 16, 2022:

Thank you very much for September RAK #1 Sticker Book - first time I have seen one of these books!! Wow I love it and will have a fun time using the many many unique stickers.❤️❤️❤️❤️

Poohtat on Jul 28, 2022:

WOW! Thank you for the amazing RAKs Goodie Box July. This box is stuffed full of crafting goodness. So many possibilities in here. Just awesome, Thank you

RiverTopanga on May 29, 2022:

May RAK #5 - Regal Frame.

Thank you so much @papertreasures17 for the lovely frame die set! I did not expect it to be so larger! I can't wait to try it out!

toni on May 24, 2022:

Thank you so much for your most generous RAK of beautiful stickers! Especially love the bird/butterfly stickers.

katjl on May 23, 2022:

Thank you so much for the lovely stickers I received for May RAK #1 Full Sticker Sheets. I love them all.😍

BusyB on Apr 30, 2022:

Thank you so much for the generous box of goodies I won! Can't wait to start using these in my makes. Ideas swirling around already. I will see you in the swaps soon. :) RAKS Only April Goodie Box

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