Swap-bot Time: January 18, 2018 7:59 pm


Date Joined: August 25, 2009
Last Online: January 18, 2018
Birthday: March 8
Country: United States
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Spoiler Alert!!

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 19 years to a wonderfully crazy man. We have two kids, a 18 y.o. son & a 17 y.o. daughter. We have 3 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, 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.

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


sassafrass rated for VTHS: Ephemera ATC on Jan 11, 2018
Comment: Thank you so much for the beautiful Christmas ATC and the lovely handmade card!
MsLee rated for AMA: APC Bird Series-Duck on Jan 8, 2018
Comment: Thank you so much for my great ducks! Each one unique. Thank you for the Holiday wishes. Same to you. All the very best. I hope to swap with you again.
Poeprincess rated for Christmas TIM on Dec 26, 2017
Comment: Loved these delightful cards! Thank you.
MsBellaDonna rated for Chunk O Cardboard - Dec 2017 on Dec 15, 2017
Comment: I absolutely love the Christmas kitty chunk o' cardboard! So very cute and clever! Thank you and Merry Christmas! :)
Response: Thank you for kind rating! Hope you have a happy Christmas & very merry new year!! 🎉
Comment: Hi tjs, what a great swap inside and out! The envelope will go inside one of my books. No, I don't think your creation is too grungy, it just makes it look even more vintage! Love it and you did a great job on it. Thank you for sharing both your talent and your tradition with your kids. <3 Hope you and your family have a wonderful Christmas and here's to 2018!
Response: Thank you for your kind words, rating & ♡¡ Merry Christmas & joyous new year! Bottoms up!🎉
letterloveblog rated for Chunk O Cardboard - Dec 2017 on Dec 13, 2017
Comment: Thanks for the fun chunk of cardboard! :)
Mustluvdoggies rated for MAE - Partners Choice on Dec 10, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the wonderful envies! I love them all and can't wait to use them! Thank you for sending extras!
Comment: Thank you, what a beautiful Fairy card ! I so love fairies ! I have been searching for so, for Fairy Christmas cards and have been able to find any. Thank you too, for your lovely note in the card. Must be nice to have warm weather. I'd trade our cold for warm any day! Have a Wonderful Christmas !
Comment: Thank you so much for your lovely Santa card! I hope you and your family have a very happy and safe holiday :)
user5778 rated for TIMs: Anything Goes on Dec 2, 2017
Comment: I love everything and I do love kitties, thank you.
MawBella rated for Chunk O Cardboard - Nov 2017 on Nov 28, 2017
Comment: I almost got some of that "root beer" the other day. Is it good? Thanks
Response: Pretty yum if it's super cold! You have to try it if you like the root beer taste! Thank you for rating & lovin' that ♡¡ Happy Holidays!
mle rated for Chunk O Cardboard - Nov 2017 on Nov 28, 2017
Comment: Thanks for the chunk. I didn't know Charleston Chews came in such a big box!
Response: Lol! Right? Leave it to my husband to find the biggest box!! 😨 Thank you for rating! Happy holidays!
chandlerguera rated for Chunk O Cardboard - Nov 2017 on Nov 27, 2017
Comment: Dominos box chunk = perfect! Thanks, xo
watercolorgirl rated for Use 3 on Nov 25, 2017
Comment: Thnak you for the wonderful cat skinny. Excellent choice of 3 uses.
MsLee rated for AMA: APC Bird Series-Chicken on Nov 25, 2017
Comment: Wow! Thanks for my 3 APC's you were really on a roll my dear...lol I love all 3 of them! Have a very Merry Christmas Season.
Response: Your so welcome! Thank YOU for rating & appreciate the ♡¡ Merry Christmas to you & yours! 🎄🎄
angelgram rated for AMMM: Anything Goes MICRO ZINE on Nov 8, 2017
Comment: This is one of my favorite swaps ever. An all the way based on my profile. From envie and inside with a presentation envie that had it's own profile cover art & such a great note. The SUPERBLY handcrafted hard cover flip book (micro zine x 10) with tabs even & the POSTAL theme is done in a such should be published and sold in a bookstore quality of materials and choice of elements and creative placement on the pages. This had to have taken hours and hours. So glad I did not peek on your FLICK as the experience of holding it my hand and admiring the pages and knowing I get to keep this forever was amazing. I'll be showing to my friends & guests. I am so honored to own this treasure THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU
Response: Wow! Best response ever! Thank you for your kind words! The hardest was choosing which postal stamps to use & after that, it just came together. I am tickled pink to know you love it! Thank you for rating & lovin' that ♡¡ Have a mahvelous Thanksgiving! 🍗
crystalite rated for AMMM: Thanksgiving APC on Nov 7, 2017
Comment: Wowzers! You went above and beyond by sending 3 cards...and I love, love, love them! Thank you so much! I'm just starting to collect the APC's, and I'm so happy to add these to my collection. You're very creative!
Response: Your so welcome! Thank you for rating & appreciate the ♡¡ Have a happy thanksgiving.
Comment: Wow! What a great pocket letter you made. You’re so very talented. I love everything about it. Sorry for the late rating. I did rate you last week but must have not hit the “save ratings.”
Response: Yaaay! Glad you liked it! Thank you so much for rating! Haha! I've done the same thing!! Happy Thanksgiving!!
kittyhahahotbot rated for AMMM: Friday the 13th! on Oct 31, 2017
Comment: How frighteningly perfect to recv your beautiful postcard strait on Halloween! Thank you so much! Now thats a treat!
Response: Boooooooo! Your welcome! Hope you had a happy Halloween! Thank you for rating & SO appreciate the ♡¡
mcall rated for Clock Twinchies on Oct 30, 2017
Comment: Sweet! I love them all and the colors you used Yippee!

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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!


angelgram on Mar 13, 2017:


That had to take alot of crafting time (and how did you do it while getting ready for a trip ?) to create this gorgeous state maps, attractions & history decorated hinged wooden box with fold down clasp of your state ⍟ TX ⍟ & my state ♫ TN ♫. Love the other decorative elements on the box using washi tapes and special papers and global maps and LOL the down under location of Australia on the box. THEN I find a second smaller □ box and third smaller wood grain nesting □ box for me to craft. Already know one will be covered in teabags and the other in cancelled postage stamps from Swap-Bot. BUT then more surprises ☺ a Jane Austen Mini Book of all her novels in a pretty map bag and some Hotel/Resort Stationery. I am astonished at your reading of words on my profile and finding all these ways to touch my heart. ☺ THANK YOU for the Un-Birthday I will never forget 2017 and your amazing gift.


wolviechick121 on Mar 13, 2017:

Aww thanks for the very sweet birthday postcard!! Much love!!

barbieloufromKY on Mar 13, 2017:

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