Swap-bot Time: April 21, 2018 3:55 pm


Date Joined: September 20, 2011
Last Online: April 21, 2018
Birthday: August 31, 1960
Country: United States

About Me

I've lived in Colorado since 1976. I have 2 boys and 2 grandsons. We have a rowdy Australian Shepherd named Chip and a black cat named Wilson (=^.^=).

Favorite Television

Crime solving shows--The Blacklist, Criminal Minds, NCIS, Unforgettable, Without a Trace, Person of Interest, Blue Bloods,The Mentalist. Any cooking, crafting or travel shows--Martha Stewart, HGTV, public TV, House Hunters International, Amazing Race. The Good Wife, The Voice and Madam Secretary. FAV movies---Comedy, Romantic, Action, Sports

Favorite Books

Fiction mysteries related to knitting, cooking, gardening, cats, coffee, teahouses. Cookbooks--Taste of Home, Gooseberry Patch, etc. Craft books/patterns. Gardening books. Herb books. Children's Golden Books, Children's Classic Literature, any Mary Engelbreit books

Favorite Music

Luke Bryan,Keith Urban, Lonestar, Lady Antibellum, Rodney Atkins, Chris Young, The Fray, Coldplay, Kenny G, Celine Dion, Maroon 5, Adele,Shania Twain, Darius Rucker, U2


I LOVE to garden, cook, papercraft, knit, crochet and some sewing.


ATCs and supplies--precut cardboard backings, papers, charms, stickers, flowers, jewels, lace, ribbon, feathers, any destash items.

I would love your finished destash ATCs, Skinnies, Inchies or Twinchies that don't fit into your collection if you are looking for a home for them :)

quality notecards, greeting cards, handmade envies



Garden and nature quotes

Beatrix Potter/Peter Cottontail

Little Red Riding Hood

Wizard of Oz, Dorothy, Toto, Lion, Witches

Three Little Bears

Hansel and Gretel

Winnie Pooh and friends



Cute Woodland Creatures--Owls, deer, rabbits, birds, mushrooms, cute mice, bears

All kinds of birds--owls, eagles, hawks,woodpeckers, hummingbirds, bluebirds, robins, bluejays, cardinals, blue heron, parrots, toucans, macaws.

Birds, Butterflies, Bees, Ladybugs, Dragonflies

Cats and Dogs


Faerie gardening supplies

Teddy Bears

Craft supplies/embellishments/charms/inks

Acrylic/ rubber stamps

Flat metal charms and flat or shaped buttons

Handmade jewelry--Rings, necklaces, bracelets, earrings

Quality candles/all scents except Lavendar

Stickers over 1/2" (no Disney), especially flowers, butterflies, bees, dragonflies, jewels, gold border stickers

Handmade items!

Bronze metal items

Vintage items/ paper(please--NO book pages)

Ephemera--Buttons, lace, Victorian, die cuts, images, stamped images/phrases on cream colored cardstock

Home colors/style----Earth colors/Tuscan

Jewelry colors---cream,red,blue,black,brown

Jewelry metal--silver, bronze



What's not to like about these big eyed beanie boos?

ATC's--I like lots of embellishments and layers and very few stickers. I like ribbons and trims, lace, glitter, borders, metal charms, buttons, anything that adds dimension and appeal.


**********POSTCARDS************************ PLEASE WRITE LEGIBLY! It is very frustrating when I have to decifer the message. This means running letters together, rushed handwriting, etc. PLEASE PUT YOUR RETURN ADDRESS! This is because the postmark is rarely clear enough for me to tell where the card was sent from.
You will NOT get a heart if either of these things are missing. I always look for reasons to give hearts but I can no longer overlook these two things, sorry.

Cats, Dogs, Wildlife, Nature, Birds, Butterflies, Dragonflies, Flowers, Botanic and Gardens, Bees, Herbs, Colorful Landscapes/Scenery, Recipe, Mother w/child, Beautiful Women, Humorous, Mapcards, Tourist Attractions, Fairies, Quote cards, Garden/ Nature, Beatrix Potter/Peter Rabbit, Homemade(any). I like to see many different stamps on the PC's.

I'm NOT fond of City Scapes, Ad pc's,Weird/Twisted PCs,



ATC's I am not a fan of digital atcs. I am not a fan of hand drawn/painted atc's unless you are good and a true talented artist! 'Good' meaning that you have been doing it for awhile and it comes out better than children's artwork-LOL! Good means that you have gotten plenty of nice comments about your work over the years, not just from your family. I can't draw worth beans, so I don't subject my partner to it. However, if you are a true talented artist, I will love it, so please don't hesitate to send me your LOVELY HD/HP artwork!

I dislike most abstract art, sorry.

Magazine clippings and cutouts and anything made with them.

Notepads/Memo Sheets/Sticky Notes

Journal cards--I don't journal

Magnets(unless it's a cute animal or floral/gardening related)

slippers/socks/gloves (unless handmade)

religious items, crosses(angels okay)

tiny stickers/reward stickers/ cheap looking stickers

foam stamps and stickers

erasers or highlighters

Disney items

preservatives/sucralose and other artificial sweeteners

lavendar scent




No LOOSE tea please, unless you are sending me a full container that is unopened and factory sealed. Please send tea in it's wrapper so I know what the ingredients are, and the brand name in case I want to buy something that I've tried and liked.

I mostly like black spicy teas. My favorite is Good Earth Original Sweet and Spicy-- love it cold, too.



Starbucks, Gevalia, Godiva, Fair trade, Dark roasts


Favorite Crafts

Rubber Stamps, Cricut, Papercrafting--punches, cardmaking, etc, ATC's, crocheting, knitting, gardening, cooking, canning, everything Martha Stewart(sorry). I can sew but don't like to much anymore other than quick and easy machine or handsewn projects.

===================================== HAPPY MAIL DAY!

There's a bird hidden somewhere in the picture--can you find it?




About ratings.....I rate on the quality of your work and if you have put time, effort and love into it and whether it fulfilled swap requirements. I give hearts if I think the overall swap was extra special, NOT just because extra items are tucked in. I don't expect extra items. If your ATC is basic, you may not get a heart just because you sent extras.

I am pretty easy going on the deadlines. If you need more time, just let me know! I understand that life gets in the way and would rather wait and get a well made item than get something that was quickly made.


Comment: WOW! Thanks for the cards, they're BRILLIANT & I'm looking forward to using them. I appreciate all the time and creativity you've put into them.
isabellasnow rated for VC: 3 Elements ATC #25 on Apr 19, 2018
Comment: Hi Laura! First, your purple envelope with purple washi is gorgeous! Purple is kind of my new favorite color and I loved this . . . Your ATC is SO pretty--that sweet little girl and all those amazing violets, topped off with some vintage-y lace. Beautiful. Thanks for the ATC papers and, of course, your sweet note. I love hearing from you!
DaisyNY rated for Intl: Here Comes the Sun-March on Apr 18, 2018
Comment: The two cards aren't a bit alike. I like all the hand glittering on the paisleys. The sunflower sun is lovely. I'm sorry for the delay in rating - I can see and do appreciate all the work and thought that went into making it.
Response: Thanks for the heart! Glad you did indeed get it, lol!
Comment: I love what you did with this ATC! The shape is very clever. Sorry to hear that you were invaded with the little bunnies. Sadly in our area the wild bunnies have been devastated by disease.
Response: Happy to hear you liked it. Thank you for the heart. In my last neighborhood the bunnies got diseased also. It took two years before they were back. But now they are back like crazy and I drive extra slow because it would break my heart if I ever hit one.
Fieke rated for Egg Shaped ATC on Apr 17, 2018
Comment: Thank you very much for the lovely ATC and the extra's :)
Response: You are very welcome. Thanks for the heart!
karli rated for Button ATC - 3 partners, 1 ATC each on Apr 16, 2018
Comment: Thank you for a lovely ATC! karli
Response: Thank you for the heart, I'm glad you liked it!
roosje rated for ISS: Mail Art #3 - Tropical on Apr 15, 2018
Comment: Oh my, bring out my shades and some cocktails indeed! Your beautiful mail art is a little trip to the tropics in itself, thank you so much for a great and fun swap!
Response: Glad it brightened your day! Thank so much for the heart!
lynnerfb rated for Adult Coloring PC #72 INTL on Apr 14, 2018
Comment: I love your cards where did you find them.thank you
Response: Can you remind me which one I sent to you? I get my cards in several places and that would help me remember. Thanks very much for the heart!
fairyduster53 rated for 5/5 ATC EGG SHAPED (USA only) on Apr 13, 2018
Comment: Lovely egg!
Response: Glad you liked it. Thanks so much for the heart!
TrishaLouise rated for 5/5 ATC EGG SHAPED (USA only) on Apr 13, 2018
Comment: So adorable! Thank you.
Response: Glad you liked it. Thanks so much for the heart!
Kskollections rated for 5/5 ATC EGG SHAPED (USA only) on Apr 13, 2018
Comment: Fabulous!
Response: Glad you liked it. Thanks so much for the heart!
freespirit66 rated for Photo Scavenger Hunt - March on Apr 12, 2018
Comment: The rainbow is beautiful - there's almost a hint of a double rainbow. The mug with the rabbits is super cute. I can see why that is one of your favorite mugs!
Response: Thanks for the kind words and heart!
Anette62 rated for Button ATC - 3 partners, 1 ATC each on Apr 11, 2018
Response: Thank you for the heart!
SunTradeToo rated for AMMM: Sticker Slapped PC on Apr 11, 2018
Comment: OMG I love my hello Kitty sticker card!
Response: haha, I thought you would! Me too! Thanks for the heart!
Candyn29 rated for 5/5 ATC EGG SHAPED (USA only) on Apr 11, 2018
Comment: This is the prettiest egg!!!!
Response: aw, thank you! Thanks for the heart!
Artstamper rated for GAA: March Flower and Gem ATC on Apr 11, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the lovely Fairy ATC and all the extras! We are looking forward to warmer weather as well.
Response: My pleasure. Thank you very much for the heart!
me2az50 rated for 5/5 ATC EGG SHAPED (USA only) on Apr 11, 2018
Comment: Loved the ATC. The card you sent was special also. Thanks for the goodies.
Response: My pleasure! Thanks to you for the heart!
Rosa1 rated for Adult Coloring PC #71 USA on Apr 10, 2018
Comment: beautiful - thank you!
Response: My pleasure. Thanks to you for the heart!
Comment: Beautiful card .Thanks so much for the resend.They are both wonderful.
Response: You are very welcome! Glad you liked them. It was a new idea for me. Thank you for the heart!
Comment: Wow, wow, wow! Look at that gorguss neon washi tape! I love it! I hope to run across some. Wow. So pretty. Oh, the sad and happy stories of bunnies. I can only think of one bunny story: back in the 70's rabbit fur coats were the "thing". My boyfiend bought me one. This was before I was enlightened. Years went by and in the mean time I became an animal activist. lol The fur was in storage for years and I forgot about it. When I pulled it out of storage I was aghast. What to do with it? Throw it out? Which seemed like to terrible waste of bunny lives. Do I donate it? Not too long after, one of my pets passed. I gave them both a nice burial. I wrapped my pet in the bunnies' fur and laid them all to rest. sigh. But here in the land of living we are over run with them. lol They are such a joy to see. Thank you for all the loveRly gifts. And that 3D card is precious! Thank you!
Response: oh yes, I had a rabbit fur coat also. When we moved to panama, my mother gave it to my cousin and I never forgave her, but I wouldn't want it now anyway, as I realize now how unnecessary it was for all those bunnies to die. It still makes me sick when I see a fur coat on anyone and leather designer purses disturb me immensely. Have a super nice day!

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nannycat on Feb 1, 2018:

I forgot to say I would be happy to swap post cards with you I will send the 1st one next week .... have a great day ..Warm regards Wendy

MCGalaxy on Jan 22, 2018:

National Squirrel Day

pennypuppy on Jan 21, 2018:


emeraldawn on Jan 21, 2018:

I here to warn you about natures most unknown deadliest animal

Hiding in plain sight, as cute fluffy clowns, the Ninja Squirrels are behind untold amounts of stolen peanuts and tipped over birdseed feeders.

It has been a long believe the Ninja Squirrel are trained at birth. But some scientists don't want to believe a squirrel can go from this

to this

While many still think the Ninja Squirrel is an urban myth, there seams to be an uptick of this telltale mark that have many more people become believers

I'll leave you with this proof, caught on a hidden camera ...

yvonne401 on Jan 16, 2018:

Congrats for winning BL Bingo! Your prize went out today.



yvonne401 on Jan 11, 2018:

Congrats for winning Butterfly lovers bingo!



elkalsa on Jan 2, 2018:

snow hello this is some snow for you :) enjoy!

Deco your friends profile Snow

yvonne401 on Dec 9, 2017:

Welcome to Butterfly lovers! It's great to have you here!



angeliclizard on Feb 27, 2016:

National Fairy Tale Day!

I really like Fairy tales and Folk stories from all over the place, I think it is a fascinating look into a cultures past!

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1)The Bamboo Cutter (It is a Japanese Folk Story) and pretty neat!

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2)How the Raven Brought Fire(This is a Native American story. I had a copy of it growing up and loved reading it. I probably have it somewhere)

Have a great Fairy Tale Day and Enjoy!

jesslynne on Oct 23, 2014:

Hi there! I am one of your partners for the Cute Halloween Profile Swap. I hope that you like the images ^^

Happy Halloween!


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