Swap-bot Time: March 18, 2018 2:40 am


Date Joined: June 7, 2017
Last Online: March 13, 2018
Birthday: April 27
Country: United States

About Me

I share my home in North Carolina with my husband of 25 years, our dog, and sometimes our son and daughter. My daughter just graduated from college, and my son is almost done.

For many years I devoted myself to parenting and homeschooling my children. This time in my life is all about me. I am still trying to figure out what's next. I enjoy the extreme luxury of being able to stay home and craft all day.

I LOVE COLOR. A recent, very long search for a new (used) car brought us to a plain white mini van. The salesman, knowing my fear of driving, encouraged me by saying white cars are the safest because they are the easiest to see. My husband laughed and explained to the man that if I had a choice, my car would be the color of my shirt. :) It was bright pink. :) He was exaggerating. I would choose turquoise.

Favorite Colors

Spring green and turquoise. Also pinks, dark coral, creamy yellows, and not-too-bright oranges. I like rainbowy colors also, but the mid-tones are my favorites.

Favorite Movies

I DON"T like movies that are creepy, extremely violent, or depressing. Other than that, I'm easily entertained. The Proposal, Dirty Dancing, The Princess Bride, the Bourne series, Goodwill Hunting, The Blind Side, Notting Hill.....

Favorite Crafts

I am a reuse artist. I enjoy the thrift and creative challenge. It gives me great pleasure to make pretty things out of trash. I am a jack-of-many-trades, but master of none. Often I start with the materials, figure out a use for them, and then figure out how to prettify them.

I do a bit of sewing, quilting, embroidery, collage, card making, scrapboking, SMASH journaling, ATCs. and of course mail art.

My favortie things to receive

Cheerful thoughts

Kind words

Handmade items are treasures for me. Even if the swap calls for store bought, I would prefer handmade always.

Found images and words for collage and smashing (from magazines, junk mail, paint ads, wrapping paper, etc.)

Stickers - flat for decorating mail

Handmade envelopes

I prefer non-touristy postcards if you have them. I'm working on a collection to dress up a large, boring, hallway wall.

As far as particular images go, in general, I like pretty, happy, colorful things.

ABCs of Me

A art therapy, ATCs

B buttons. birds, berries

C color, carousels, chandeliers, china, clouds, collage, county fairs

D daffodils

E elephants, embroidery

F felt, flowers, fabric, fairy tales, folk art

G gratitude, green, glass door knobs

H handmade, hardwood floors

I integrity

J Junk journals

K kindness, kissing!

L lavender, letter writing

M mosaics, miniature things, mail art

N Netflix

O old buildings

P pizza, patterns, postcards

Q quilts

R rainbows, rainy days, re-purposing stuff

S sincerity, stained glass, smooth stones

T trees, tea, tolerance, thrift stores


V vine-ripe tomatoes



Y yard sales

Z zinnias


squince rated for WPS - I love this postcard! #7 on Feb 26, 2018
Comment: Cool kitty art card!
Poohtat rated for WPS - I love this postcard! #7 on Feb 23, 2018
Comment: What a great postcard! I think rainbows are magical as well.
aligurl75 rated for 2nd- 4 Handmade Envies - USA on Feb 20, 2018
Comment: I totally love all the envelopes you created. I love making them out of calendars also, the thickness of the paper is wonderful. I really liked the periodic chart envie! Also, the size of the envies is wonderful :) Thank you so much.
DaiziDruke rated for 2nd- 4 Handmade Envies - USA on Feb 19, 2018
Comment: What wonderful large envelopes! I find myself in need of larger envies many times and these will be wonderful! I love how you upcycled and included mailing labels...what a nice touch! Thanks so much! ❤️
HannahsMommy07 rated for 4 Handmade Envies - USA on Feb 19, 2018
Comment: THANK YOU for all the awesome envies! And for the ELEPHANT post card for Hannah!!!
Comment: Thank you so much! This swap was so much fun!
emeraldawn rated for Happy Little Notecards #62 on Feb 15, 2018
Comment: I few years back I joined a group that knitted scarves for homeless people. Sadly the group didnt last more than a year because the center we were knitting them for wanted more that 4 people could do and we felt like they didn't know you couldnt just whip out stuff in a hour. However I still feel like it is something I would like to do. So I know how you feel wanting to spread kindness through a craft you have.
MissLatitude rated for 2nd- 4 Handmade Envies - USA on Feb 15, 2018
Comment: I love the wonderful colors and the peppermint one is my favorite!!! Thanks
mariewilliams810 rated for Happy Little Notecards #62 on Feb 14, 2018
Comment: I appreciate you continuing to think of us. Thank you for sharing your kindness motto and cards with me as well. You have certainly showed us some kindness.
raveniacono rated for 4 Handmade Envies - USA on Feb 13, 2018
Comment: I love my envelopes, postcard and the lovely handwritten note! I am such the lucky lady to receive those amazing envelopes. What a great idea! I have so many calendars that I use for my journaling but NOW I can make some cute envies with them. Love!
Comment: I'm looking forward to spring as well. Lovely upcycled card, thanks!
EmilyT rated for WPS - Food Postcards #7 on Feb 9, 2018
Comment: Thanks for the vintage raspberry print!! I love raspberries & grow them in my backyard!
CatieCat388 rated for 4 Handmade Envies - USA on Feb 8, 2018
Comment: Thank you. Loved the inner & outer envies. And thank you for the BD wish. :)
Comment: What a cute postcard! Thank you!
Comment: Thanks for the great chunk! I love the movie Practical Magic so much!
mamajoy rated for WPS - Food Postcards #7 on Feb 6, 2018
Comment: Nice card! Thanks.
Comment: Love your VHS box cover! I have NOT seen October Sky, but both the movie and the book (Rocket Boys) are on my list.
TrishaLouise rated for ATC: Hearts on Feb 5, 2018
Comment: This is in my top 3 all time favorite ever received ATC's. It is beautiful and I loved your colorful note. Thank you!
Comment: Wow, everything looks amazing! Thank you so much! Your mail definitely brightened up my mailbox and my day. I'm honestly not sure I can use these envelopes because I love them too much, haha.
Comment: Thanks for the cool postcard! That's so great you got to see both your kids for Christmas!

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racheljohnson on Feb 26, 2018:

Thank you so much for the incredible personal letter you sent to us for the New Year Rachel & Travis Swap. Your story inspires us to continue to continue to improve Swap-bot for our wonderful members. Your kind words are very much appreciated and I am sorry it has taken me so long to write you a message of thanks. I am sorry to hear about the loss of your mom. We love the Swap-bot community and are glad that it can be a bright point in people's lives. We hope to keep the site running for as long as we can! Thank you for being a part of this fun, snail mail experience.

clutterfree on Feb 6, 2018:

Thank you for going above and beyond for the Animal PC swap by sending a 2nd most adorbs red squirrel PC. He is just the cutest thing to arrive in my mail box!! We only have gray squirrels in our area. Wish I could rate you twice...it truly was thoughtful of you! Yay for "happy squirrelly mail"!!!! Hugs...Charlene

MissLatitude on Feb 5, 2018:

Got your post card today! Thanks so much for the warm welcome! I'm looking forward to more swaps!

Babsmomof5 on Feb 4, 2018:

🌸❤️You are a truly incredible person !❤️🌸

supersquirrel on Jan 19, 2018:

Thank you so much for thinking of me for MY day!! That white squirrel 3 of hearts card takes the top spot in my collectors binder - it's AMAZING! Yes please regarding more cards in our future swaps...thank you for the darling charm too.

ps: Great minds think alike....

cbzcando on Dec 24, 2017:

LOVE my chicken bag! It is super cute, and so perfect that the word “strong” is written on the handle, too. Thank you for the fun mail and for sharing your talents with me ❤️ (WIYM happy flat mail). Happy happy!

stiffneck78 on Dec 20, 2017:

kathiann on Dec 10, 2017:

Got your extra postcard/wall art in the mail yesterday! Had to pick it up from the post office or I would have had it a week ago. It is fantastic! It will be gaining a place in my office. The girls I work with have a lot of walls built up already, but I hope that with enough care, they will take them down and let safe people in. Thank you so much! (Also, the envelope itself was worth the cost of the extra postage. The whole package was divine!) Thank you again so much!

djcamp04 on Dec 9, 2017:

Every day may not be good, but there is something good in every day! 💜

tangerine on Dec 5, 2017:

I got the coloring postcards in the mail today - thanks Becky, you are so thoughtful and generous!!

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