Swap-bot Time: March 29, 2017 12:15 am


Date Joined: October 9, 2016
Last Online: March 28, 2017
Birthday: January 11
Country: United States
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About Me

16 January 2017 - I'm helping a friend with a medical emergency (she broke both her arms in a fall last week) so I might be slow to respond.

I live in Oregon - I've been here nearly 20 years already and wouldn't want to be anywhere else. I grew up in the Chicago area (suburban and ex-urban) - it's a nice place to visit, but I wouldn't want to live there now :-)

My husband and I are very recent (Fall 2016) empty nesters, and we are still figuring out this new, no-kids-at-home life. We aren't completely lonely though, our two little dogs make sure we have the opportunity to keep "parenting", haha.

I joined swap-bot for postcard swapping, but I'm having so much fun doing arty swaps, I'd rather do that than postcards.

Some of my favorite things: washi tape, stickers, colored pens and markers, zentangle, variegated color embroidery floss, little dogs, coffee with almond milk, all kinds of tea, yoga, and morning pages (The Artists Way).

Favorite Music

About ten years ago my favorite radio station became an "oldies" station, and I decided it was time to branch out into new music. I listen to KINK.fm, a local Portland, OR radio station. It's a good mix of classic and new Adult Contemporary music. Who/what I want to listen to varies from day to day. On my favorite playlist you will find: Paul Simon Stevie Wonder Matt Nathanson KT Tunstall John Mayer Joni Mitchell James Taylor Bob Schneider Chris Isaaks Dire Straights Avett Brothers Fleetwood Mac and others I'm forgetting :-)

Favorite Television

We don't have broadcast or cable TV, but Netflix keeps us well entertained. I like Modern Family, Orange is the New Black, Grace and Frankie, House of Cards, Downtown Abbey. From the oldies but goodies file - MASH, ER, Friends...

I used to love a show called The Days and Nights of Molly Dodd (starring Blaire Brown) - anyone remember that show? It was never released on VHS/DVD as far as I know - something about the music rights. I'd be so curious to see it again, see if it holds up for me.

But, my (secret) guilty pleasure is Grey's Anatomy (yikes! It's getting SO soap opera, but I just can't stop watching...) AND, now my new guilty pleasure is Reign (on Netflex). Beautiful people, beautiful costumes, intrigue, romance, ahhhh...

Favorite Movies

We watch a wide variety of movies. It's hard to call favorites. Anything from the subscription service Film Movement is usually always good. They are foreign films - we get them at the library. I really enjoy foreign films, because I never know what to expect. It's fun to see different cultures, and wonder at the cultural references that we are missing in the subtitles.

Favorite Crafts

I am a new art journaler - I don't make as much time for it as I would like. I'm a huge fan of Lisa Sonora - 30 Day Journal Project, among other things.

I also knit and cross-stitch, but haven't done them in a while. Since starting on Swap-bot, I've rekindled my love of Zentangle :-) I also want to get started with ATCs. I've enjoyed Soul Collage in the past, and have done mini Soul Collage cards.

I'm just having so much fun being artsy again!

Favorite Postcards

I like postcards that are colorful, quirky or unusual. Handmade cards are just fine with me, as are cards in envelopes - especially if you think they might be damaged. See the links at the top of the page for my postcrossing profile if you want more information about my postcard preferences :-)

Random Goodies

I love all sorts of goodies! Surprises are fun :-)

If you want ideas, I especially appreciate:

washi tape

embellishments for papercrafting

stickers (I get Pipsticks, but just getting started)

blank postcards (see above)

unused postage stamps

tea bags - I like everything except plain black and chamomile

any fun coffee thing

variegated embroidery floss

Happy Mail, yay!


Ruthless rated for Happy Notecard March #2 on Mar 27, 2017
Comment: What a beautiful envelope! Great colors! Great inspiration! I love color too,I never thought to use different colors while writing. The washi tape was very very awesome. A girl can never have enough washi!!!you really brought a smile to my heart today. Thanks so much.
moonfayri rated for WOW! Blind Washi Swap (Edited) on Mar 23, 2017
Comment: Sherri! <3 I love your envelope decoration, your washi selection, and your fun note...written in multi-color. I have set it to the side to write back next week.
LizFinn rated for TGIF Weekend Note Card #48 on Mar 23, 2017
Comment: Thx for a very nice description of your weekend. I seem to get a lot of partners from OR. Makes me want to go there someday! Thx for positive vibes, surgery is this Thursday.
CraftyMommaonaBUDGET rated for Notecard Pen Pals-March on Mar 23, 2017
Comment: Hello thank you so much for your letter and the tuck ins. I would love to do 10 partner swaps, but, I am not sure if 10 ppl at a time would join them? Its something to think about :) Thanks for the suggestion
rianheimgartner rated for Washi Washi! on Mar 23, 2017
Comment: Hi Sherri, thank you so much for the washi & the lovely fox stickers!
rubiannee1979 rated for ATP: Letter Swap # 3 on Mar 21, 2017
rubiannee1979 rated for March Letters on Mar 21, 2017
PeachRaine315 rated for ATC 2017 #8: Mixed Media -USA- on Mar 19, 2017
Comment: It was a really cool ATC. First swap! Thank you!
Comment: Thank you for the nice note and stickers.
Vickimac rated for WOW! Blind Washi Swap (Edited) on Mar 17, 2017
Comment: Thanks for the washi, and I really enjoyed reading your note. I love the sparkly washi you used to decorate the envelope, very cute and artsy :)
SharMarie513 rated for Happy Notecard March #1 on Mar 16, 2017
Comment: Sherri, Thank you so much for the happy notecard...I loved your letter, its so nice to learn a little about my partner. I'm excited for Spring as well, especially after these last few days of rare cold weather in Florida!! Thank you for everything, those postcards are awesome!!!! Lots of luck with your crafting clean up! I need to do that too lol!
Comment: I love the green theme in your letter. =) So wonderful!
Comment: Just loved the cards. Nice swapping. Thanks for swapping. Robin
Comment: Thank you so much for your "green theme" notecard and goodies! I love what you wrote, it made green come alive for me :D I also started a gratitude journal several years ago and write in it daily. It not only changed my outlook, it has changed my life!!! xoxoxo
Comment: Thank you! I want to use those German bath salts right away but I also want to save them so bad! Oh what to do. Tell your son I think he made a great choice LOL!
Germanbaby77 rated for WOW! Washi Samples! on Mar 13, 2017
Comment: thank you for the nice selection of washi's! i can't wait to use them...
Comment: Very Cool! Thank you for the goodies as well :)
Comment: Happy St Patricks Day to you. Thank you for writing in all green and sending along some cute leprechauns for me. You made me smile.
Artfreak16 rated for WOW! Washi Samples! on Mar 11, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the lovely tape!
Comment: Thank you for the cute postcard, I love the decorations, the different links you used, stickers, and I really liked your goals as well. I just cleaned out my craft stuff and sent two large bags to Goodwill.

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Hell0Z0mbie on Jan 25, 2017:

Hey Sherri! I am hosting a couple of deco swaps you might enjoy… Fits in Envelope Deco and Zentangle Deco - I hope you'll think about joining!! - Emma

redyellownow on Jan 23, 2017:

to RLS - I got your great postcards, but I cannot figure out which swap they were for - I don't see a user name anywhere. I'd love to thank you - if you are RLS or know who it is, please let me know, thanks!

EmilyT on Jan 11, 2017:

Sent home your pass and paste in an envelope today!

jaimierandolph on Dec 3, 2016:

Profile Check for Christmas Card with a flat surprise! #3! Hope you enjoy this swap! jaimierandolph

marinda on Nov 18, 2016:

Thank you SO much for sending my hedgehog postcard back! I am so so so loving the adorable hedgehog tape and stickers! :-) Have a wonderful day!

kittyhahahotbot on Nov 15, 2016:

Welcome to AMMM!

ladydy5 on Nov 3, 2016:

Welcome to 9LP group

Irishangel71 on Nov 1, 2016:

Thank you for the awesome Lantern Press card!

ladydy5 on Oct 25, 2016:

Welcome to our Make an Envelope group.

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