Swap-bot Time: August 17, 2018 7:43 pm


Date Joined: August 25, 2009
Last Online: August 17, 2018
Birthday: March 8
Country: United States
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Spoiler Alert!!

06/18/18 Headed out of the country to Ukraine for 3 weeks starting June 25th. If I owe anyone a rating, I'll catch up as soon as I get home! Art on!

01/22/2018 Just wanted to let everyone expecting a swap from me this past week up until today, it may be a few days late. Last week Houston shut down due to "ice" conditions! I'm serious! We can handle water here in Houston just not frozen water! 🤤I mailed everything out on time but might take a bit longer to have gotten out of Houston. I will resend if they don't show up... plz. just let me know prior to rating down.

9/2/17 Eeeeeeee spared by Harvey by the grace of God! Just wanted to let anyone that I may owe a rating to that it might be a few more days. Our neighborhood hasn't been cleaned of any household debris yet. Promise to rate as soon as possible. Not sure postman has even tried to deliver mail.

5/2/17 just wanted to let y'all know if I owe you a rating or a swap, I'll be returning home soon. My mom recently passed away after a long 10 year battle with Alzheimers. She is now resting peacefully in beautiful Colorado.

1/25/15 I'm back! Went cruising on the 18th & just got back today ;) I'm picking up my mail tomorrow so promise to rate all swaps that I receive. Sorry for worrying anyone... I hate that feeling of having a lost swap :/

7/27/14 I'm baaack but... headed out tomorrow until Aug 9th to NM to help my sister with my mom who has alzheiemers :( I should be able to get all my swaps out even if on the last day due.

7/17/14 I'm headed out of the country tomorrow on vacay for the next 10 days, so, I hope if you get me as a partner, you don't mind me mailing 1 or 2 days late. I believe I'm only in one swap where this might be the case. I will rate anything I receive as soon as I get home. Thanks y'all!

I pretty much put pictures of all my swaps on Flickr so just a heads up! If you want to be surprised, don't look :p

About Me

I've been married for 20 years to a wonderfully crazy man. We have two kids, a 20 y.o. son & a 19 y.o. daughter. We have 2 muttly dogs, 2 nutty cats, a 90 lbs. plus tortoises & 2 macaws, Picassa, a blue & gold and now a green wing, Lucy.

I'm addicted to making cards, inchies & ATC's. I've swapped at the old PCMB, afa, ISC & Splitcoaststampers. I love collecting little stuff such as bizzare charms, old skelton keys, doll heads, nuts & washers, watch parts & cogs... really anything old & rusted makes me happy ;)

Favorite Music

My favorite music would probably be classic rock...I am old ;) I especially like Van Morrison, Led Zeppelin, Earth, Wind & Fire, the Commadores, Chicago, Jimmy Buffet, Santana, Janis Joplin, Bonnie Raitt, Johnny Cash, Nickelback, Seether, Los Lonely Boys... anybody remember the Bay City Rollers? I use to love them. I like head banging music, punk, reggae, country, & grunge. Hmmm, guess I love it all.

Favorite Books

I love reading John Sandford, Lee Child, Michael Connelly, James Patterson, Sue Grafton, Patricia Cornwell, Janet Evanovich, Steven King & so trying to read Sturgis Larsson's books.

Favorite Movies

I think my all time fave movie would have to be the Lord of the Rings Trilogy, Wizard of Oz or Overboard. Now have to add, Game of Thrones & of course the new Star Trek movies.

Favorite Television

I watch Fox News. I get a kick out of the Big Bang Theory & saddened they took #!@? My Dad Said off the air, Person of Interest, Bones, Criminal Minds... I love the original Star Trek, Bewitched, Frazier & Jack Bauer in 24. Loving the new marvel TV series', the Arrow & Flash.....

Favorite Crafts

I love paper crafts! I USE to do a lot of atc swaps but have recently started doing mail art trades & since being on swap-bot, fallen in love with zines. I'm still learning tho :) I love vintage anything, grunge & especially Steampunk! I pick up old rusty nuts, washers, pieces of metal, things that others would consider junk! I also love inchies & got quite the collection going. Did I mention Tim Holtz? Or that distressed look? It is absolutely awesome! Old Skelton keys? LOVE them!!!

Postcards: Ok. Had to add this since lately I've been making a lot of pc's. I prefer homemade but if it has to be store bought, I'd love non touristy cards, sent naked with cool stamps.

Colors - I like reds, browns, burnt oranges & blacks mostly but ALL colors are great! Bling is awesome... But not necessarily "loose" glitter.

Likes & dislikes I think I'm fairly easy. As long as some thought is put into your project, I'd be grateful. I really don't like cigarette smoke smelly things... and thought I just might have to add, no childish or baby things, reward stickers or kawii. My kids are teenagers now so I have no use for such things anymore :[ Everything else is all good :)

I'm a paper hoarder (really!) so please no extras needed there, unless of course, it's cool emphera with bizzare images on it such as doll heads...


I will almost always have my items ready to mail as soon as I get my partners snail mail addy's so if you don't receive something from me, please let me know. I'll rant, rave and call the postal service a few names then, re-do. I will NEVER flake!! I will also ALWAYS rate as soon as I receive your item(s) otherwise, it'll get mixed in with all my other "stuff", lol! One more thing, please put the name of the swap somewhere, either behind the card itself or in any correspondence. I'm a swap addict & am usually doing quite a few swaps SO, it makes it much more easier & faster to rate if I have that info. Love you for it!


Flakrs/NonRaters Wall of Shame

Dang it that I have to put this in here! Sad day!


ReaderChris for 6x6 Journal Pages, September - not sure if she ever even received them. SO sad to have to put this here & will gladly remove it if ever I hear either way from her.

mortuaary for 25 Places I'd Like To Visit In My Lifetime

AppleRidge for Wreck this Composition Book #2


12/24/13 kimjoyous21 for Themed Inchie Bag #1- Account is suspended :/

12/14/13 ReaderChris for Thanksgiving is for......? 6x6 journal pages. Rated a 1:( - pynart2 angeled

Kimbeewa for Alice In Wonderland ATC Series #1- Alice

MyPoohBear60 for POSTCARD - 4th of July - USA only

RamonaBlue for 2013 Minizine Project - June

BioHazard for Grungy Mousetrap Note Clip, rated a 1

Twinning, multi profiler, flaker AND non-rater for Blank Halloween Junk Journal - USA Only


Vickyen rated for Chunk O Cardboard - August 2018 on Aug 11, 2018
Comment: Hi Tjs - I agree, where the heck is this year going?? Does school start in your area soon? It starts next Thursday here - my besties granddaughter said no one could use the S word until August! LOL! Kids are such a hoot! Hugs and Happy Swapping! ;)
Comment: Thanks for the extra art-ification! Stay cool!
Comment: Thanks so much for all the craft goodness.
Comment: Yay! An envelope full of goodies to use in my next journal! Love the playing cards and the pink skull stickers! And I can definitely use the "rant" sheets! Thank you so much!
Comment: There's some stuff I can use - thanks. In a way, summer is going to fast, but I'll be glad to see the heat wave go away.
myancey rated for Chunk O Cardboard - August 2018 on Aug 6, 2018
Comment: Tjs I love the chunk u chose to send! I love the stickers u added too. How creative. School started aug 3rd for us. Have a great day! Btw I have never tried angry orchard
LunaMoody rated for Wonder Woman ATC on Jul 27, 2018
Comment: Thank you
Response: Thank you for letting me resend & for re-rating! Have an amazing weekend!!
BetsyPreston rated for Chunk O Cardboard - July 2018 on Jul 26, 2018
Comment: Very fun card. Loved it! What did you use to stick down the mesh? (Scratch and sniff stamp - nice bonus!!)
dawnakaulen rated for Chunk O Cardboard - July 2018 on Jul 25, 2018
Comment: Very Cool, Thank you!
katmandu rated for Chunk O Cardboard - July 2018 on Jul 25, 2018
Comment: I love this PC 'cause I love candy! I, unfortunately, inherited my "sweet tooth" from my dad! I love Hot Tamales but can only eat a few at a time 'cause they burn my tongue, but that may be a good thing! And it's as hot as Hot Tamales here! Thank you!
Comment: You were the BEST partner I have ever had that sent to me! Thank you for the amazing work you did in my journal, and for all the scrumptuous goodies you sent throughout!
Response: Ahhhh! TY mz. Barbara! Just having fun... always! Art on!
Johkup rated for WIYM: Mini flipbook - Recycling on Jun 27, 2018
Comment: Thanks for this great recycled flip book :D
Response: You are very welcome! TY for rating & so appreciate the ♡¡
Wildchild rated for MJS ~ Envelope Magpie Journal on Jun 18, 2018
Vickyen rated for Chunk O Cardboard - June 2018 on Jun 15, 2018
Comment: Hi Tjs! What a fun chunk and we have a heat advisory until Monday - sigh! Stay cool! Hugs and Happy Swapping! ;)
katmandu rated for Chunk O Cardboard - June 2018 on Jun 9, 2018
Comment: OMG... the front of your cardboard is too funny!! Yup, I think we are going to melt this summer; I won't be wearing flip-flops outside 'cause I'd probably stick to the sidewalk!! Thank you!
YooperHill rated for Chunk O Cardboard - June 2018 on Jun 9, 2018
Comment: Yummy!
myancey rated for Chunk O Cardboard - May 2018 on May 30, 2018
Comment: BEST piece of cardboard ever. Love it! Thanks so much.
Response: Haha! Refills 😛! No bueno!! Thanks for rating, appreciate your patience & the ♡¡
Ree87 rated for It'll Be Okay #4 on May 28, 2018
Comment: Thanks for the card, TJ's, and the book suggestion! I hope things are going better for your family. Thinking of you...
Comment: Thank you for the beach umbrella card. I love Janet Evanovich and have read all the Plum books. She is super funny and very entertaining.
Response: Your welcome! I am SO enjoying the series. Thanks for rating. Read on & have a great summer!
Victorianna60 rated for MAE-Polka Dot Envelopes on May 22, 2018
Comment: Great envies ! Thank You !

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LadyRisa on Jul 14, 2018:

Thanks for your addition to my journal & all the wonderful goodies you sent.

MissPaula on Mar 5, 2018:

You are my Mom's birthday twin! I hope your year is spectacular!

choke on Feb 20, 2018:

The whimsey jar swap was due out yesterday, please contact your partner and host if you're running behind. Thanks!

dawnielynn on Sep 21, 2017:

Thank you so much for the un-birthday gift! :)

luluvision on Jul 10, 2017:

Your unbirthday package came today!! I can't wait to open it tomorrow! Thank you so much!

judgedbyabookscover on Apr 3, 2017:

OK... I totally love these cards!! Thanks a bunch for swapping. I think we need to get together and do a larger mixed media swap one day..Might be interesting!!

MissPaula on Mar 30, 2017:

Thank you for the birthday postcard you made for me! The secret to happiness is to count your blessings not your birthdays! I do! ♥

mebanham on Mar 26, 2017:

Thank you very much for the postcard it was lovely. Happy belated birthday. Morgan

MissPaula on Mar 24, 2017:

angelgram on Mar 14, 2017:


was enclosed in my Un- Birthday package. WOW How did you make the candle lights on the cake twinkle? Love the quote ! Love your Art!


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