Swap-bot Time: July 4, 2020 1:41 pm


Date Joined: July 20, 2011
Last Online: December 10, 2018
Birthday: May 8
Country: United States
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Favorite Music

My music collection is highly eclectic, with new country topping my list, but I have to say, the music that I love most is either relaxing, the kind that lets your mind clear, or something that makes me want to jump up immediately and dance :)

Favorite Books

Anything and everything Jane Austen and Edgar Allen Poe for fiction but my FAVorite things to read are cookbooks and vintage housekeeping manuals. :) Anything retro housewife oriented :) always seeking books on the actual life of Einstein, not his theories but his life. Also rereading the Anne books by L.M. Montgomery that I loved growing up.

Favorite Movies

Things that make me laugh - anything with Cary Grant or John Wayne ( my secret crushes) :) , Fool's Rush In, the Anne movies, movies with lots of music and dancing. Period romances, all things Jane Austen or the Tudors :)

Favorite Television

I dream of restoring a mid century home to it's original 50's-ness so I love watching Hazel, Leave-It-To-Beaver, Family Affair and the Andy show. Modern TV I love Bones, Elementary, Downton Abbey, Call the Midwife, Nashville and Rizzoli and Isles. My favorite channels though are the Cooking Channel and Food Network.

Favorite Crafts

I am currently in a paper crafting phase, including scrapbooking but more-so love to do projects, altered art, and LOVE making and receiving handmade cards for all occasions. I am collecting rolos of all sizes with my favorite being the large 4x6 rolos. If we are in an ATC swap, feel free to create a rolo instead if you so desire, I will love it!

I have taken the Handmade Pledge so make or purchase mostly handmade gifts which has opened a whole new world of creativity in me :)

Currently OBSESSED with tiny garlands that can be hung in little nooks and inspire me, Junque Journals and flip-books.

I also sew clothing and home goods from vintage and antique patterns and L-O-V-E that too :)

I love to cook....and eat! A handwritten recipe card, especially a loved used or vintage one brings joy every time. :)

Reason for entering into Craft

Entering into swaps I really look to improve and expand my crafting/artistic skills with challenges and projects I wouldn't set aside time to do if there were not a deadline :)
The crafting community is so vast and accessible now with the Internet - getting to know other artists feeds creativity and friendships like nothing else :)

Items - Dislikes and LOVES :)

I can't say that I really hate anything .... Except spiders! (eek! Please don't send those.) ......but I "don't care for".... Scented items, chocolate candy, earth tone or really pastel colors, cutesy-cutesy things, gory-bloody anything.

My favorite colors are lime greens, aquas and pinks. Retro tones of these are also favs. :)

My favorite things to collect 2nd hand are vintage wedding cake bride and groom toppers and vintage radios or cameras or camera parts of all kinds, love love love them!

I love travel themes, sour candies, retro housewife, Irish/Gaelic words on things, the word "Lucky" or "blessed" on things, the new brights in colors, abstract-y takes on the themes I love, vintage vehicles especially pick-ups, pictures...I love photography, black and white photos, Halloween, Fall and Winter, old people, people's stories of their lives, love old tattered and used recipe books and cards, Irish themed items, Jane Austen anything, Poe anything, Einstein anything.


Please don't stress about sending extras for me, though they are always appreciated, I give hearts and rate based on the swap item :) I will always rate as soon as I receive your item if you are able to do the same I would so appreciate it :)

THANK YOU so much!


I love the holidays! We were asked to add some holiday prefs for group, NOT limited to these, but here are some favs :) I use vintage vehicle themes in all my holiday decorating. Primarily vintage trucks and trailers. LOVE holiday images and snow globes with these in/on them. Christmas- feel free to send religious themes and I love vintage Christmas snowmen and reindeer themes :) Halloween- Vintage themes, headless horseman, Poe. St. Patty's Day- what's an Irish lass to do? Love themes with the word lucky on them and four leaf clovers. Really love all the other holidays too! Anything vintage retro is always a favorite in any holiday theme.


AbbyGailsCorner rated for USAPC: List Pad Sheets #1 on Jul 3, 2017
Comment: Sorry. Never heard back from my message and never received this swap.
Response: I've just logged in and saw that this was not received! I'm so sorry! I can assure you it was sent on time. Please message me your mailing info and I will resend immediately. Again, I am so sorry not to have seen this sooner!
user2148 rated for USAPC: List Pad Sheets #1 on Jun 28, 2017
Comment: Sorry - hate doing this but I've tried contacting you and am not getting any replies.
Response: I've just logged in and saw that this was not received! I'm so sorry! I can assure you it was sent on time. Please message me your mailing info and I will resend immediately. Again, I am so sorry not to have seen this sooner!
pandessa rated for Halloween Gift #5: Edgar Allan Poe on Jun 18, 2017
Comment: WOW I love it, thanks so much also for resend. I do hope eventually the first one comes back to you! LOVE the picture frame and the extra stamps! Even your card is great. Hope you got back first package????
Response: I'm so glad you like it!!!! Thank you for being such an amazing swap partner!
nancylee rated for Spooktactular Let's POE it! on Mar 11, 2017
Comment: Thank you so much for the antiqued Poe mini mirror frame it really is spooktacular and looks great with my other goodies! The wrapping job was also very cool!
Comment: Thank you for the neat book
Comment: Thank you so much for the wonderfully Halloween themed package! I'm so curious, but I'm going to try to wait until Halloween to open it :)
Drvr337 rated for Handmade Haunted Valentine on Feb 10, 2017
Comment: Wow! The card is awesome! I haven't received anything like this before. I love the paper you used for the envelope and the extra detail you put on it. The extras are great too. Thank you so much!!
Lisapotterylady rated for IS: Tags! USA on Jan 26, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the gorgeous tags and the lovely envie that you put them in ~ I love it all !!
Comment: Thank you so much for the snow tag. I love the color and the design. Thanks for the snowflake ornament, too.
pkpeace rated for IS: Spreading Christmas Cheer - USA on Dec 15, 2016
Comment: What a thoughtful gift and so beautifully presented! Your lovely gifts play right into my "habit"! Thank you! We're saving the coffee for Christmas Eve dessert!! ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ x 10!
Response: I'm so glad you like your gift :). Happy Happy Holiday!
Comment: What an awesome card! Love the papers, the tag, the closure-just everything! Thanks so much!
redwrapper rated for Share the Love - USA on Feb 16, 2016
Comment: Thank you so much for the stamps!! I was super stoked to receive them. :D But I absolutely love the card you sent with the stamps. :D That is so neat!!! I'm going to display it on my bookcase. :D Thanks so much again!! :)
Response: Thank you so much!*~*
Comment: The card and vampire corset cozy are amazing! What a delight to receive these! Thanks so much
Response: Thank u so much! Happy Swapping!
Comment: Have you heard a grown woman squeal? Well, that was me when I opened your fabulous book. OMG is it ever something I will hoard and display forever? YES! This is the stuff I want to learn. I adore Halloween and this is frosting, no, it is the cherry on top. I also thank you for the gorgeous card which I will frame for my Poe collection. Truly a one of a kind swap and partner! Many thanks. Hugs, Mona
Response: That means so much coming from you! I still have the "TIME" swap I received from you decorating my studio. It's my fav! Thanks so much!
Comment: thank you for the mini album Iove it!
turtles27 rated for Mini Album Swap! on Dec 10, 2014
Comment: What an amazing book. Thank you so much!!!
susiqz rated for Tim Holtz Addicts Mini Banner Swap! on Aug 28, 2014
Comment: Fab
Comment: lovely
Comment: Well, this little banner is just adorable! I immediately hung it on the lampshade in my office...love it and the raven card it was sent in! Thank you very much ♥
Response: I'm so happy you like it! Thanks so much! Happy Hallows :)
auralily rated for trickor treat bag filler july! on Jul 15, 2014
Comment: Thanks so much! I'm trying to wait until Halloween to open it, but the card you attached is adorable :)

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CurlyTea on May 8, 2019:

Happy Birthday!

Heirloom on Aug 14, 2013:

[Somerset Style] Thanks for the PINK & GREEN INSPIRATION KIT...it's simply gorgeous!

crescendo on Dec 25, 2012:

RyeRye on Nov 21, 2012:

RyeRye on Oct 30, 2012:

Arabella on Oct 12, 2012:

BOB - hehehe!

anrtist on Sep 17, 2012:

CONGRATS!!! On being the 1st member in the new group~ 4 x 6 Rolo Group!!!! ;-)

TC on Jul 3, 2012:

MadameCupcake on Jun 24, 2012:

luleemik on May 7, 2012:


Happy Birthday from everyone at the Cocktail Bar!

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