Swap-bot Time: October 19, 2018 7:11 pm


Date Joined: August 25, 2009
Last Online: October 19, 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 hairless 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... 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


bbsporty rated for APCO: Put a "Postage Stamp" on it on Oct 17, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the awesome card! I love the vintage mailman! Thank you for the tiny envies too! Love them!
Response: Your welcome! Thank you for rating & the ♡¡
ladydy5 rated for MAE - A different Idea! on Oct 15, 2018
Comment: Lovely work . Thank u so much
Response: Yaaay! Glad I did it right!! Thank you so much for hosting, rating & the ♡¡ Happy fall!!🍂🍃🍁
marymary914 rated for EASU: Bookpage Heart ATC Swap on Oct 11, 2018
Comment: Love love love!! I gotta get that TH die. :)
Response: Yessss! So much fun! Thank you for rating & appreciate the ♡¡
priony rated for Chunk O Cardboard - October 2018 on Oct 10, 2018
Comment: LOVE the Kentucky Fried Chicken! Thank you
Comment: Thank you so much for the pocket letter. This has to be my favorite Halloween one yet! Thank you for creating something so wonderful. I hope you have a very enjoyable autumn and Halloween.
Response: TY mz. Chelsie... so much fun to make! Happy fall to you too!!
polyk rated for WIYM: 2 Partner Trading Coin Swap on Oct 9, 2018
Comment: Love this coin! Especially being all Halloween-y!!! Ty so much!
Response: Haha! That's what happens when the Halloween "shtuff" is left out!! TY for rating & appreciate the ♡¡ Happy fall!!
jenmcjen rated for WIYM: 2 Partner Trading Coin Swap on Oct 4, 2018
Comment: This is so creative! I think I am about to make a whole slew of pocketed ATCoins! Love it! Love the bird, the little note, everything. Just fabulous!
Response: It's always fun thinking "outside the box". Glad you liked it! Thank you for rating & the ♡¡ Happy fall!!
Response: Yaaay! Glad it arrived! Thanks for rating!
graciepie49 rated for TIMs: Long Faced Moos on Sep 28, 2018
Comment: Hi Loretta :-) . . . . I really DO like your Moos! Especially the lady with the glasses and hat. So cute! And you ARE a good drawer too. Thanks for these fine additions to my new Moo collection. . . . . . . . . So how's Houston? I used to miss Pasadena/Houston, because of memories and the ever present green, but not for a long while since now I'd be loath to return to humidity, bugs, mold, and most Texans including my 2 sisters who still live out there. LOL.
Response: Lol! Thank you! Same ole, same ole in Houston... nothings changed! Still humid, bigger mosquitos & mold!!!🙃 Gotta love it!!!!
Comment: I think it's amusing that the beer is labelled in German and Spanish, made in Mexico. Beer boxes make some of the best chunks! Thanks!
Response: Right!!! And not to mention, yum to consume. Unfortunately, that particular beer, no bueno!! 🤨
patricia8288 rated for Pick 3 Swap on Sep 16, 2018
Comment: Got it 💕 thank you 👍
Response: Thank you for rating & the ♡¡ Happy fall!!
Comment: Sooo cute! Hope you enjoy the "make-up" :)
Response: Lol! I don't use make-up at all. It was a found piece!! Happy fall!!!
bbsporty rated for APCO: Superhero APC on Sep 16, 2018
Comment: WOW! Thanks for the Super Superhero APC and goodies that you sent! It was a perfectly put together package!
Rosa1 rated for Chunk O Cardboard - September 2018 on Sep 15, 2018
Comment: great card! and love the Scooby stamp :)
ladydy5 rated for 9LP~Mini Pocket with Halloween Coins on Sep 13, 2018
Comment: Loved it, Envelope too. Thanks kiddo!
Gwillisinc rated for WIYM: The Napkin Exchange on Sep 11, 2018
Comment: love each one even cat one! Thank you
choke rated for THC: ATC with 3 TH products on Sep 6, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the great ATC and many apologies for the late rating. I love all the layers you created, it's a fabulous card for this time of year! The postcards are also welcomed too, thank you for choosing new ones for my collection!
Arabella rated for MJS: Magpies Send 10 on Sep 5, 2018
Comment: I love all the magpie collected stuff you sent me! Great stamped images - don't think I have any of those stamps! Love the take-out bag from Ukraine! And I didn't have the capitol postcard from Texas!! And best of all - the crow/raven/blackbird paper clip! Thank you so much!!!
Response: Yaaaay! You are so welcome!! Happy fall!!
tinytot0605 rated for Post Secret swap on Aug 27, 2018
Comment: Thank you so much girl for sharing with me! If you ever want to talk about it, I’m here, you’re not alone. I’ve been in your same position, keep your head up and message or write me whenever!💕
Response: Thank you!! Always hoping for the best!! Take care
Comment: Love the pocket letter, thanks so much. However I had to search to see what swap and who it was from because there was no note telling me what swap it was for, and no swap-bot name.
Response: Oh my gosh!! So sorry!! I've never done that before so that's hopefully my first & last time!! Thanks for rating

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jjhere on Sep 30, 2018:

"S-A-T-U-R-D-A-Y Night!" I remember the Bay City Rollers!! LOL!! :D

MissPaula on Sep 14, 2018:

Just pulled out a gorgeous Halloween PC , made by you a couple years ago. Thanks!

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

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