Swap-bot Time: June 17, 2019 11:44 pm


Date Joined: October 11, 2013
Last Online: June 17, 2019
Birthday: June 1, 1950
Country: United States
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If I have not rated you and you feel I should have received your swap already, please do not hesitate to send me a message. Mail coming into the house tends to wind up everwhere.Hubby brings me my mail wherever I may be. So your swap may end up at an inconvenient spot. I really try, I promise, but somehow good intentions are not always enough. And retraining a 76 year old man is not easy.

Favorite Crafts

You name it I have probably tried and and loved it in regards to crafts. Currently I am involved in cardmaking, rubberstamping, art journaling, polymer clay, book making, knitting, crocheting, and journaling.

My two top favorites right now are mixed media and polymer clay. I love making pages of art that I get to just sit and create. I add paint, stamping, texture, doodles, words, scraps of paper and more. Sometimes I even make books of these things and go with a theme. I have filled an art journal and am working on several more. Old books make great art journals, just add gesso and you have a blank canvas with a little texture showing through.

My clay is a little different. It satisfies something different in me. I roll, and smooth and try to make things that are pretty and basically useless.But, I love doing it and eventually find homes for the stuff.

I do need to mention cardmaking. Every week I make a few cards to send and every Christmas I make 100+ cards to send out. I love making cards, but just can't do it all the time because of the mess involved. For me cardmaking takes a full day and then I might end up with just a few cards.

If I find something on YouTube that intrigues me, I have to try it. Of course, I have to put my own spin on it, but still I gotta try it. Sometimes it comes out, sometimes it is a lot harder than those people make it look.

About Me

I love cats and currently have a kitten who learned how to rule the roost in one day. She is a tabby who is small for her size but has a big personality. She has a large hole to fill as we lost our two sweeties this past Spring within two months. Edited to add: In the year and half since I wrote this, she has perfected wrapping us around her paws and has enlivened many an day for us.

My favorite colors are teal and green. My craft room AKA playroom is painted teal. I have a huge sewing machine that I break out once in a while after years of quilting, At one time I was a quilt/embroidery teacher at the local quilt shop. But before that I was a Home Ec teacher.

Sitting down at my craft table with all my tools and supplies around me is the happiest place I can imagine. I have so many supplies that I think I will never run out. PLUS I have oodles of junk/stuff that can be used coming into the house all the time. Hubby has learned not to throw anything away without asking me first.

Because I am retired I get to play in my craft room several days a week. There is always some project going one, something drying and waiting for the next step or an idea that has gathered momentum and needing implementation.

My favorite activities involve my crafts and family. I don't exercise or do any sports. Television is just something to listen to while crocheting or doing other handwork. Movies take too long and I get antsy. I forget to listen to music though when I do I listen to the spa type music which has no names that mean anything. I will sing hymns from the past when driving long distances in the car. I love those old gospel songs.

Some of my work can be found on my blog at scrappycats.com/blog. It goes back many years through my digital scrapbooking phase, quilting phase and more.

about that join date. . .

I just noticed that I have a join date of 2013. That might make some nervous about trusting a person who has been a member for so long and not joined any swaps. The truth of the matter, I don't remember joining way back then.It was just this past week that I went looking for a place to find swaps and rediscovered this site. It is my hope that I can become a full member this time and find swaps to participate in. Tio many swaps lately are for PostCards and I don't collect those..

Rather Not

Mama taught me to never be rude about gifts. But, I just rather not have some things - like

baby stuff

wedding stuff


Disney Cutesy stuff just turns me off, so please try to keep it for adults. I have no children at home to share with.

Please Note

I prefer that you do not send religious or spiritual items for swaps. My faith is personal and while I respect that you might wish to reach out and witness to me, please don't use swaps with me to do so.

Also, I am desperately trying to get all these little pieces of paper organized but it is just not happening. Currently, I have three boxes full. If you are sending me gifts with the swap, please no scraps or bits and pieces. How about making me something with those scraps and bits instead.

I do not collect post cards and when making ATC's prefer to use my own backing. So any of these items sent to me will be sent right on to others or even, gasp, thrown in the trash if I already have too many of them.


Zefaniya rated for Send Anything #70 on May 23, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the assortment of goodies!
fairypretty7 rated for ABES: Decorative Napkins #3 on May 22, 2019
Comment: What nice napkins. Thank you.
smmarrty rated for ABES: Send 5 Journal Cards on May 15, 2019
Comment: Thanks so much - you were very generous.
fortannam rated for 3 Page Flipbook on May 10, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the fun stuff! Itโ€™s so beautiful and I love how intricate all the embellishments are! WOW! Made my day!
jeka396 rated for Using Washi tape scraps on May 9, 2019
Comment: These shapes were gorgeous, thank you so much!! Oh and I LOVED your envie!!
Comment: Yayy!! Thank you for the great selection of pages. They will definitely get used.
Comment: Thank you for the wonderful envelope of paper!! It will certainly all go to good projects.
crochetjunkie rated for Send Anything #70 on Apr 30, 2019
Comment: I found the swap! Thank you for the profile based goodies!
patricia8288 rated for Send Anything #70 on Apr 30, 2019
Comment: Thank you for being a such a great partner, I love everythinggggggg.
rjdolphin rated for Happy Inchie / Think Small on Apr 29, 2019
Comment: Both sets are beautiful.
Christopherpines rated for Trash to Treasure #15 on Apr 22, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the great paperclips! I have never made these before, and I love your incorporation of new and vintage items! So cute!
stamparose rated for Mixed Media Challenge #3 on Apr 18, 2019
Comment: Thanks for TWO matchbook notepads and the extra owls and heart. They are adorable! Hugs from Alaska, Sherry
LisaLaughs rated for Celestial pocket letter on Mar 28, 2019
Comment: Hi Nancy! Thank you for the awesome pocket letter - it is so cool and I love the letter you included!! I love what you created!!! I also hope you find those patches!! :o)
RiverTopanga rated for USAPC: Things with Wings ATC on Mar 26, 2019
Comment: Nancy... Wonderful! I love both bees and the dragonflies. Beautifully done mixed media backgrounds, and just enough sparkle. Perfect! Thank you so much! I also love how you used the dragon on two of the backings as they are also things with wings... very clever! I am going to use the Artist Trading Cards "plaque" you sent on the front of my ATC Book... :-) Thank you, thank you, thank you
Comment: Nancy, I'm SO lucky you were my sending partner! I'm just thrilled that you decided to 'create' so many beauties to fulfill the categories. LOVE LOVE LOVE those beautiful floral envies and those frogs? Simply adorable! I love the double stitching around them--can't WAIT to use them (I might hoard one ;+) Love that ATC; sometimes the steampunk things are too 'technical' looking. This is not; it's the perfect blend of vintage & steampunk. What a wonderful package--full of so many things to love. Thank you!
Comment: Hi Nancy! Who knew inchie books were the cutest thing EVER? I'd never heard of them but will be making them starting now. Thank you for your sweet note and all that gorgeous dyed seam binding--I'll be using that on everything 'til it runs out ;+) This was such a special package; thnk you for taking time to send such a lovely bunch of goodies; I feel like we're friends already!
luleemik rated for Trash to Treasure #14 on Mar 19, 2019
Comment: Wowza...what a great swap! From the handmade card, map box/necklace and altered paperclip---you went above & beyond:) Thank you for joining the fun and sending an over the top swap!!
mandymo rated for Mixed Media #2 on Mar 18, 2019
Comment: Oooooh! I love it! The colors are perfect and the face in the cage while the bird is outside the cage! The symbolism makes me swoon! I also love the extra goodies. Thank you for sharing your creativity with me. Awesome swap!
Comment: Such a great selection of papers! thanks for the extras.

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CurlyTea on Jun 3, 2019:

Happy Birthday!

Zefaniya on May 24, 2019:

Those mixed media envelopes are gorgeous!

CurlyTea on Oct 31, 2018:

Happy Halloween!

CurlyTea on Aug 16, 2018:

Never hide your wings!

HappyMom on Jul 9, 2018:

Hi Nancy - thank you so much for the nice surprise in my mail today - the early BD greetings, cut-outs, and washi samples are perfect! Happy to help declutter your stash any time! LOL!


tcornell on Mar 2, 2018:

Nancy, how sweet it was of you to send me this surprise Valentine's Day package. I love what you made :) Thank you so much!

Bhindblueeyes on Feb 15, 2018:

Thank you so much for the very surprise Valentine's happy mail!!!

CurlyTea on Feb 14, 2018:

pkpeace on Feb 14, 2018:

bbsporty on Feb 14, 2018:

Thank you for the wonderful Valentine's Day surprise! Everything you made is gorgeous!

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