Swap-bot Time: March 28, 2023 11:53 pm


Date Joined: August 25, 2009
Last Online: March 26, 2023
Birthday: March 8
Country: United States
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Spoiler Alert!!

3/25/2023 Holy moly it's been over a year since I've been on the bot. Got my s"crap"room remodeled and still haven't moved in. I need to toss a lot of stuff away in order to fit into the new room. I'm a hoarder so it's tough!!!

10/24/2020 Crazy!! I learned this last week that several mailboxes were either stolen or vandalized! If you don't receive something from me, please let me know so I can resent. I was also told that our mail person didn't show up for a few days prior to a replacement taking their place. Not sure if it was covid?? The world has gone mad!!! I just want "nermal"!!! 😳

09/21/19 Tropical Storm Imeda kicked Houston's ass! Our only sorting facility in Houston (biggest in the country I read) collapsed on Thursday!! I had a few swaps out in the mail the previous day. If someone, Halloween envies, AMMM:Grab n Go! & sadly puzzle collaboration, doesn't get their swap, please let me know. I'm afraid they might not have made it out before building collapsing 😟. I will resend... Ugh!!!

07/26/19 Headed to San Fran to catch a cruise to Alaska. If I owe anyone a rating, promise I'll rate as soon as I return on August 20th. I should be able to get ALL my swaps out prior to leaving. If I dont, I will contact partner(s). Thanks all! Summer is ending soon! Enjoy!!!

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

3/25/2023 With God's grace, a lot of prayers and a whole lot of forgiveness, I am still married. 28 yrs now... getting better everyday. I'll leave it at that

2/27/2020 I've been married for 25 years to a crazy man. 🤪

05/19/2021 Still married. I've decided if I want this marriage to work, I (even tho it was not my indiscretion), need to forgive 110% , let go and let God! 10/24/2020 Update: after these last 25 yrs. of marriage, not sure if our marriage will survive this crazy year of covid. My heart is totally broken & crushed. I love this man with all my being but i hate myself right now for the person I've become & how he makes me feel. He took 25 years of total trust and painfully betrayed me. Prayers are welcome.... I pray for God's grace to help get me through this because I am also mad as hell! 😥

We have two kids, a 25 y.o. son & a 24 y.o. daughter. We have 1 muttly dog, 2 nutty hairless cats, a 90 lbs. plus tortoise & 2 macaws, Picassa, a blue & gold. Lucy, a green wing.

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 #[email protected]? 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... but if you forget, promise you, I'm not anal! 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

2021 Word...

2020 was a hellva year and one I'd like to erase BUT it is what it is. It made me a different person and made me realize how truly BLESSED I am. Hence. My word: BLESSED!


Comment: Girl this is beyond amazing, I love every page and how you hid the prompts...so cool!
Response: Yaaay! Glad you liked it and I hope you can use it. Congrats to your son! Amazing! TY for rating & the ♡¡
thequilterslink rated for USA-URCF - Birthday Fun! on Jul 23, 2021
Comment: Thank you!
Response: YW
Eulegirl rated for Upcycled Greeting Card PC #8 on Jul 14, 2021
Comment: Thanks for the cute doggo card! Give your kitties a hug from me!
sleepingrover2010 rated for USATC: Metal Works ATC on Jul 11, 2021
Comment: Hi Tjs, Thank You for being patient in receiving your rating for this swap. My slow return on the rating is not because I don't want to share my appreciation for your Outstanding Work. Instead, I'm challenged medically and my challenges sometimes dictate what I'm able to do Thank You for the beautiful ATC you created for me and for this swap. I love the way you easily incorporated your metal piece into the art you created. I will be happy to add your ATC to my ATC Collection. Thank you again for your piece of art. I hope we have another, at least one, time(s) to swap with one another. Until then, Happy Swapping! Barbara B., sleepingrover2010
Response: No problems!! I'm glad you liked it!! Take care of yourself. YOU are most important!! Hugs!
DragonflyDreamer rated for WIYM: SSS - JUN 2021 (USA+) on Jun 30, 2021
Comment: What!?!?!? How cool is this journal! You've put so much time and work into creating this; every time I flip through it I discover something new. Such grate creative pockets and tuck-ins. LOVE the mini doilies. I will have lots of fun adding to this. Thank you for such a wonderful swap. Be well.
Response: YW ~ glad you liked it. TY for the ♡¡
colodad rated for EASU: ATC with a Hole on Jun 29, 2021
Comment: Thanks for a great ATC. I love the color theme and layout.
MellowOda rated for USAPC: Index Card Collage Art #5 on Jun 28, 2021
Comment: WOW! This card looks amazing. I would say you absolutely nailed all of the elements & it looks fantastic! Thank you for sharing such a great piece of artwork with me!
Comment: Please forgive my late rating! I took the lovely pouch upstairs and 'poof!' promptly forgot to rate. I just LOVE the pouch you sent with the sweet little bunny. And all the goodies inside? Amazing! I've already begun to use them in my creations. I'm so thankful you were my assigned partner ;+) Many thanks!
Comment: Hi! 👋 Thank you for these great handmade envies. 💌 And for your message, & the creative 🥨 envelope you sent them in. I especially like the frogs 🐸 envelope & the minis. So tiny & cute 💚 Take care 🤗
Response: YW!! TY for the kind words & 💓!
donetta rated for USAPC: Index Card Collage Art #3 on May 30, 2021
Comment: Loretta, your index card is absolutely stunning! Your note made me ROFLOL, for reals...you are so funny! That said, you gave me a wonderful compliment, for which I am very thankful. You more than made my day! But back to your card...do you know how beautiful, and how beautifully detailed, this IS? I’m gobsmacked! This beauty is on my inspiration board and will stay there for good. Awesome creation, my friend! And so many gorgeous extras...a swap envelope like this comes around once in a blue moon.
Response: Lol mz. Donetta! You are very welcome and such kind words! You really are an inspiration! Have an amazing summer!
Pikkis rated for AMA: Inkbox card on May 24, 2021
Comment: Thank you so much for the beautiful inkboxcard! You seem to have had just the perfect bits and pieces on your coffee table as the result is very much on my likins. Love the vintage touch and the lilac flower is the icing on the cake!
Response: YW. Happy summer!
MamaD rated for TIMs: Creator's Choice Twinchies (2) on May 18, 2021
Comment: Thank you so much for my great Twinchies!! Special thanks for using my words!!! Love them!
Response: Of course!! You are very welcome 😁
EleanB rated for AMA: Advanced Mixed Media Postcard on May 15, 2021
Comment: Thanks much, your card was amazing! I hadn't thought of using embossing powder like that; I learned something new. Fun swap!
Comment: What a gorgeous puzzle piece you sent me. I loved every bit of it. I am so happy to have been apart of this swap. It was so refreshing to do something new for the year and be apart of so many peoples puzzle! Thank you again for your creativity on this beautiful artsy piece!
Comment: Wasnt it JOhn Wayne who said "Thats a big ole envelope for such a tiny woman?" Im pretty sure it was. LOL You got pretty fancy with that dual trim! Tassels belong on stripers not envies! LOL That one envie looks hand painted by you at least by the feel of it. So pretty. Thank you for all the beauty and the map envelope that supports the paper cause. LOL
Response: Lol! You Crack me up! Thanks for the smiles and kind words! I'll always look at tassels differently now 🤣. Happy spring friend!!
Kitty2cats rated for USAPC: Index Card Collage Art #2 on May 1, 2021
Comment: Hi, OMG, I love the index card collage that you made for me! How clever and well-designed it is. Your elements just flow together to create a scene. Very cool😊 The ones that I make always seem like random bits that don’t mesh together. Love the birds sitting on the wires! Thanks very much💕
Response: YW! TY for your kind words & ♡! I think I'm loving these swap/ series. Happy May & Mother"s day!!
Comment: Your secret journal notes are just beautiful. I love all the different elements like the acrylic tag, tickets, corrugated cardboard, twine and trim. Just lovely. I also saw the back of the card you sent your note in...watercolor from the Holocaust Museum...so special. I love everything you created for me. Thank you so much!❤️
Response: SO glad you liked the pkg.
Camiliann rated for USAPC pocket album on Apr 24, 2021
Comment: LOVE tim holtz so thanks for the beautiful album, and yes, I am all vaxed up. lol :)
wolfeagle rated for AMA: USA Collaboration Puzzle #11 on Apr 19, 2021
Comment: Thank you. I love it. And that tiny little envelope is too cute. I have had both vaccines.....no third eye growing but it did knock me on my rear for a couple weeks. And I would totally do it again if it helps end this craziness though.
Response: YW!!!
rarjones rated for USAPC: Paperclip Tucks on Apr 17, 2021
Comment: oh I love your paperclip tucks! they are so awesome! Thank you for your craftiness!
Response: TY for your kind words!! Happy May & Mother's Day!!

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kittyhahahotbot on Sep 14, 2021:

My condolences you had to clean your room LOL

wolfeagle on Dec 30, 2020:


wolfeagle on Mar 24, 2020:

Thank you so much for working on the rainy/snowy pass and paste with the cat/umbrella and snowman.

sassafrass on Feb 19, 2020:

You're very welcome! So glad you like it :) Hope you will have fun with it.

kittyhahahotbot on Oct 24, 2019:


kittyhahahotbot on Oct 23, 2019:

Oh my gosh! You are a total thoughtful, brilliant doll! Your postcard is just gorguss! You should of seen the perplexed look on my face when opening the mail box and in the dark recesses thinking I was seeing a life size like stamp. LOLOLOL. Was I having a turn on, tune in, drop out moment? lololol Ok now you wanna hear what I thought after I processed the enlarged stamps? And I promise I did not read the postcard. I thought of Willy Wonka. So help me I kid you not. I was trying to remember a movie or song where everything was made bigger. SO HELP ME! Isnt THAT SCARY??????????? MUst be some sort of a sign. lololololol These stamps are so beautiful! And you used a pumpkin stamp too. I loved that set! Thank you so much for thinking of me!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! And then you mention Veruca!!!!!!!!!!!LMAO. Spooky. lol

wolfeagle on Sep 26, 2019:

Thank you for the postcard for the AMA: Mystery Supply swap. I love what you've done.

YooperHill on Jul 29, 2019:

Love the muffler on your Mystery Supply Swap, Yo! Tag! Glad it all worked out for you. Thank you.

kittyhahahotbot on May 19, 2019:

kittyhahahotbot on May 19, 2019:

Thank you, Thank you, Thank you for my magnificent birthday book! REinvented paper just trips my trigger AND thank you for the lovely charms! So thoughtful! P.s I'll try not to be a ass; I always brake for donkeys. lolololololol

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