Swap-bot Time: October 24, 2020 10:13 pm


Date Joined: October 25, 2016
Last Online: October 2, 2020
Birthday: June 12
Country: United States
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About Me

I am hoping that we can get to know & encourage one another. I love JESUS, crafting , upcycling, and all things vintage, shabby & farmgirl chic. life is more than a snapshot. it is sometimes messy & painful. but it is such a beautiful gift! we are beautifully and wonderfully made in the image of our Creator. You have a unique gifting & story that makes you who you are. now go & tell your story!

Favorite Movies

I really enjoy watching a good movie. I don't fancy myself a movie buff or anything, but I really like movies that engage you & require you to think about them long after the movie is over. such as... princess cut, fireproof, courageous, GOD'S Compass, old fashioned, the song, finding normal, country remedy, anything with the cameron family, revelation road 1,2 & 3, risen, war room, mom's night out, hosea, me before you-awww, the notebook, kingdom of heaven,sound of music, funny face, casablanca, yours-mine-& ours, cheaper by the dozen, it's a wonderful life, orginal secret life of walter mitty, Willy wonka, wizard of oz, little women, the secret garden, a little princess, dimples, MY FAIR LADY, Mary Poppins, saving Mr. banks, step-mom, hallmark movies, The Shack, crisis call- you know anything found on pureflix

Favorite Books

reading has to be one of my favorite guilty pleasures! I go through seasons when I can't put books down & then there are times when I simply can not find the time to touch one book. I can't imagine a life where you don't enjoy reading. it is just one of those things that you can not escape. here is my attempt at a piece of a list... the shack-paul young crossroads-paul young and the shofar blew-francine rivers rebel with a cause-franklin graham this present darkness-frank peretti piercing the darkness-frank peretti anything by t.davis bunn me before you-jojo moyes

Favorite Television

I don't really watch a lot of prime time television. we don't have cable. we primarily stream. but here is what I am enjoying right now: this is us & new amsterdam-I don't usually fall for what is popular, but I can't help it I love these shows!

Some Shows that I miss: timeless-time travel with a twist counting on

*some of my favorites on HallmarkNow: when calls the heart (more like amazon prime, since they won't bring it to hmn) when hope calls heartland signed, sealed, delivered (whenever it is updated)

I Love Pureflix-they have original content also: Ties that bind-a pure flix orginal The encounter- a pure flix original The inspectors- a pure flix orginal


*colors-purple first, secondary- turqoise\teal *hobbies-reading, crafting, writing, drawing, *bible studies * anything by beth moore *paris & Israel *a sample of steampunk *anything shabby, farmgirl, vintage chic *mason jars, milk bottle related *skeleton keys *junk journals *ephemera *air mail *music sheets *lace *muslin *burlap *shiplap *picket fence *chicken wire *wrought iron *ruffles *flowers *did i say chocolate? how about coffee? *vintage *faith based I also enjoy things that have a story to tell. all thing upcycled & "redeemed"

Spread kindness like confetti

I am not really into anime *trying to be trendy *obscene material *rudeness *flashy things- not to be confused with sparkles, confetti or glitter

***** I do not join swaps to just get stuff and fill my mailbox. I put thought and effort into all the swaps I participate in (happily-this is why we call it happy mail, right?) I send out swaps I would be excited to receive, and at any given time, I can receive an “I fulfilled the requirements” swap. No letters, no personalization, just stuff in an envelope-No Biggie! I realize that social and economic situations are different. But You took the time to send Me SoMeThInG!! In 2020 I have decided to be more grateful & graceful with my Swapping. I love swapping, but sometimes real life happens.

I am not just trying to build my ratings. If you don’t give me a heart, it is okay. It just means you weren’t as thrilled with what you received as I was sending it. Swap Bot is supposed to be fun!! I understand why the rating system exists, but I also feel like there is uncertainty with it. I now have a 3 for something I will not rehash here and a 1 from someone who flaked on many people & then dropped off the grid and it kinda sucks the fun out of Swap Bot for me. I give feedback as I receive an item. You will also most likely get a heart. Why?? Because you took time and money to send me something!

Once partners are assigned, I will ship it out & mark it sent. I cannot lie & say it will be the same day. Unless it is a Big item: a loaded envelope, a journal, a book, i generally place it in my mailbox. And where i live, the mailbox is at my front door. Yesterday it occured to me that perhaps the mail carrier doesn't check every box everyday? If I place something in there, i usually use a clothespin to prop the lid up so he/she wil notice. Though occasionally my aunt may think she is helping me & take it to the post office & dropping it in the blue boxes-which if it is after a certain time, it may not be collected until the next day. I say all of that to say, i don't mark it sent until i have placed it in the box. The date stamp does not reflect lies or deception, it reflects that we are working with an imperfect system.

When I receive a swap, I leave feedback. I try to be patient as i allow you time to do the same. As I said I am not here for ratings, I do not keep track of who has rated me or not. I assume it will all happen in due time. I don’t hound anyone for ratings. Sometimes I will go, “hey I know I sent this thing to this person some time ago, I wonder if they got it.” Then look it up.

I have seen people ripped to shreds over a swap. DON'T MISUNDERSTAND: NO ONE WANTS TO BE FLAKED ON! BUT sometimes Life Happens! Many people on here have expressed having very serious & sudden health conditions. It could place a delay on the sending of things. I am to the point in my life where I want GOD to show me the person's heart or intent behind the actions. Instead me assuming i already know.

The biggest thing here is communication! We are a community of strangers-a group of people with other demands on our time & SaNiTy! I think this was intended to be fun! I have found the best way to learn something, or figure it out - is to ask. Assumptions and expectation lead to let down and confusion. If you are unsure about anything, please contact me.

the boy

I have a ten year old boy & I am not keen to place his personal information on the internet. he is all boy & really into the following *running *sonic *gaming: specifically the Nintendo switch *nascar *motor bike races *drawing *creating art/junk journals his way *stickers *fun

Favorite Crafts

we were created by a creative creator... I just love crafting. I am so very fond of upcycling. so if we are partners in a swap, I am happy for anything you send. International swappers, that includes regional wrappers or cardboard, advertisements, mailed envelopes, etc. I love surprises but if you choose to send something profile based, my loves are-chocolate purple/teal, vintage, shabby, farmy, romantic and/or reading related. or send me something you enjoy. my crafts include.... junk journaling* simple sewing* bible journaling* drawing* painting* creating faith binders* upcycling* floral arranging* scrap crafting* getting drawn into planners*


January 20, 2020- I Love swapping! But i wish all receiving swappers would provide the grace they wish to receive as if they were the sender.

November 8, 2019-I am back!! I really have missed this community & i am so blessed to know real friendships can be made here. People really did notice my absence & have celebrated (very loosely used) my return. I thank GOD upon every rememberance of you!!

2018 update. I have one (1) rating. I contacted swap bot on several occasions regarding this. The international issuer has been suspended & did not change my rating even after the resend. So while it saddened me to miss the holidays swap-bot style, I dropped off the grid for a little while.

2017-heyy, y'all. I know that The GOD I serve has a sense of humor, because in less than 2 weeks, my life will undergo yet another major shift. I moved across the country. I am unpacking & trying to get settled so I am not signing up for any new swaps & I am trying to fulfill my obligations.... if I have not rated you, please let me know. if you have not received a package from me, please let me know


Comment: IThank you for Resending!! I appreciate your efforts and I love the swap. I understand you want things to "Go Back to Normal" But I went into INTENSE Day Therapy when my mom died and one of the therapist said you cant return to the NORMAL BEFORE the incident Happened. We Now Have to create a NEW NORMAL!! And Appreciate what God is creating in us!! Patience and Tolerance. I hope that Helps
Amelia rated for Faithdex # 5-Fall on Oct 6, 2020
Comment: thank you so much for the card and the extras!
Artistic rated for Faithdex # 3-Road Trip on Aug 5, 2020
Comment: Thanks so much, Ayesha, for a fun envelope of road trip nostalgia.
Response: You are so welcome! I am glad that you enjoyed it! If i forget the scripture I apologize. This was a rough month.
Kc055042 rated for CRAFT ROOM CLEAN OUT on Jul 9, 2020
Comment: Hello Ayesha! I hope you're having a groovy summer. Please continue staying safe and healthy! :)
Response: thank you so much! I don't know about a groovy summer, but it has been quite the adventure.
Tverne05 rated for Junk Journal Swap #2 on Jul 6, 2020
Comment: Totally Awesome! I love, love the journal that you sent me. I love the papers. Thanks so much and thanks for all the tuck ins that you included. The color of the journal is fabulous. I love the natural colors. LOL...thanks for the 100 dollars check... I already have an idea for it. I like the Scriptures touch. Be blessed and safe!
Response: I am soooo happy that you like it. Don't be like me & leave it sitting on your shelf-fill it up. :)
Nevi2018 rated for Faithdex #2-Freedom on Jul 6, 2020
Comment: I loveeeeeeed Your Faithdex it was beautiful I want to email you But who knows if I will get around to it!!
Response: I am so glad that you enjoyed your faithdex!
KaliOya rated for Faithdex # 3 Proverbs 2 on Jun 15, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the cute Faithdex. Really enjoying the female "Indiana Jones"! Thank you for your prayers of hope. I really need them at this time. Blessings to you and yours.
Response: You are not alone. You will get through this. I promise the sun will come out again.
Comment: you do AMAZING work GIRL!!
Response: Thank you!! I am glad that you liked it. Sorry for the mix-up
emmajo rated for Destash giveaway on May 23, 2020
Comment: (:
Response: Thank you!!
vitiator rated for Praise and Worship Video Swap- May on May 23, 2020
Comment: thanks for sharing! 'so will I' is such a beautiful and powerful song.
Response: You are so welcome! It always makes me want to cry. HE's the One that never leaves the one behind
manaelsa rated for Praise and Worship Video Swap- May on May 21, 2020
Comment: Thanks for taking the time to make an electronic swap beautiful. I love 'So Will I'. It's such a mind blowing song.
Response: You are so welcome! It always makes me want to cry. HE's the one that leaves the 99 behind to find the "one" who feels lost.
Nevi2018 rated for Just for FUN!! E-Swap! on May 20, 2020
Comment: 4 years is a longgggg Time!!!
Response: :)
preslarb rated for Chunk O Cardboard - April 2020 on May 14, 2020
Comment: Love the pic!! Be sure to always include the name of the swap as some people are in lots of swaps☺ Thanks again!
Response: Thank you! I usually do include the info-My apologies!
MSKcat rated for Surprise Give Away on May 5, 2020
Comment: Wisdom would be a great power to have!
Response: :)
cynaemon rated for Just for FUN!! E-Swap! on May 5, 2020
Comment: Nice to have you here.
Response: Thank you!
Candace rated for Just for FUN!! E-Swap! on May 5, 2020
Comment: I have been swapping more during quarantine, but I've been working from home - no commute - yay!
Response: Do you still get dressed in the mornings or are you pajamaming it daily?
Nevi2018 rated for Faithdex # 2- Proverbs 1 on May 5, 2020
Comment: Just go these today...but to be frank...Im not sure i under stand the extra? are they extra or are they part of the piece itself LOL what shall I do with them LOL
Response: They are bases for you to create your own dex
Comment: Maybe your mood changed? Im glad you had fun!!
Response: Thanks
Comment: Thank you so much for sharing! It's sad, I don't know much about Hannah but I'm going to look her up and learn. Have a blessed day and stay safe! Hugs, Diane
Response: Hannah's tale is quite fascinating! It it through her persistence that we have Samuel. She continued to press into GOD until she received an answer. In my opinion I believe she would have accepted no just as gracefully. But she wanted to please her husband & to know that GOD's HAND was upon Her life.
Fabriqueen rated for Easter Journals on May 4, 2020
Comment: Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!!! This journal is so awesome! I love it, it is beautiful. I wish I could give more hearts because you deserve many hearts! Have a blessed day and stay safe! Hugs, Diane
Response: I am so very happy that you enjoyed it. Because as I included in the note, you were one of the first people to welcome me to Swapping! Thank you for that.

Rating Overview

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IDreamOfAfrica on Apr 7, 2020:


𝓙𝓾𝓼𝓽 𝓫𝓮𝓪𝓾𝓽𝓲𝓯𝓾𝓵. 𝓣𝓱𝓪𝓷𝓴 𝔂𝓸𝓾!

redeemed on Feb 4, 2018:

** update. I have one (1) rating. I contacted swap bot on several occasions regarding this. The international issuer has been suspended & did not change my rating even after the resend. So while it saddened me to miss the holidays swap-bot style, I dropped off the grid for a little while.

shannonlinde on Jul 17, 2017:

Hello! I got a second book today!!! You are a blessing!! Thank you so SO very much!! Can't wait to hunker down at Christmas with this one! I love the way you packaged it!! Such a lovely extra added touch of love!! :) I am so happy to have "met" you!! :)

allthingsregency on Jul 4, 2017:

I hope you have a wonderful day!

TwinMom on May 18, 2017:

Thank you for the Three Little Pigs postcard! It is absolutely awesome! Every time I think of the Three Little Pigs it takes me back to my childhood. You have put a big smile on my face. :)

allthingsregency on Apr 20, 2017:

... For the surprise envelope today with all the cute stickers!!! How sweet of you to think of me. :) I hope you're having a wonderful day!!!



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