Swap-bot Time: August 21, 2017 2:36 pm


Original Member
Last Online: August 21, 2017
Birthday: December 9, 1957
Country: United States

About Me

I AM GOING ON A TRIP FOR A COUPLE OF WEEKS STARTING JULY 18 AND WILL RETURN AUG 6. DURING THIS PERIOD I WILL NOT BE ABLE TO RATE OR DO ANY OTHER SWAPPING BUSINESS. I WILL BE ABLE TO START UP SWAPPING BUSINESS ON AUG. 7TH. I APPRECIATE YOUR UNDERSTANDING AND YOUR PATIENCE. . I am a former elementary school teacher who was placed on disability about 11 years ago due to poor and serious health concerns. I am the aunt to 5 nephews and 4 nieces. One of my nieces is adopted and from Ethiopia. Her name is Mihret (mih-ret). I love making ATC, cards, Skinny cards, books, pocket letters, pen pal kits, and button fairies. I also like to collect postcards, notecards, and ATCs.

Favorite Music

My favorite music is soft and easy rock. I also like Wyndam Hills music. I like folk music. I enjoy Christian music; especially chant music. I also enjoy world music.

Favorite Books

I am a reader of novels by many different authors. I enjoy romantic novels, mystery and suspense, Christian-based books(both fiction and useable materials), children's books(informational books, alphabet books), Some authors I like:

Danielle Steele

Fern Michaels

Sandra Brown

Melody Beattie

Patricia Cornwell

Debbie Macomber

Favorite Movies

I don't go to many movies but here are some movies that I have enjoyed. I especially love to watch the old movies on TCM(Turner Classic Movies).


The Doctor

Sound of Music

Gone with the Wind

Elephant Man

Wizard of Oz

Pretty Woman

Dirty Dancing

Hunger Games



Father of the Bride series(old version)

Dr. Kildare(old movie series)

Favorite Television

I enjoy watching TV. There are quite a few shows I enjoy watching. I enjoy watching a variety of shows.

The Voice

Chicago Fire

The Arrow

Chicago Med

How to Get Away With Murder

Hawaii Five-O

Blue Bloods

Chesapeake Shores

Law and Order(all of them)

This Is Us


Miss Fisher's Mysteries

Rizzoli and Isles


My Wishlist

Postcards--art, state(send me a note about this), no touristy cards, animals(prefer unique animals), unique places, actors, actresses, books, New Yorker or other magazines, old ads, I like my postcards sent in Envelopes.

Notecards--unique cards

supplies for pocket letters-stickers, ephermera,die-cuts, ribbon, items for putting in the pockets

designed ribbon

supplies for cards--die cuts, ribbon(wide--up to 1- 1/2,no smaller than 3/4inch solid colors),ephermera(pictures for one example), wooden accents, paperand/or silk flowers or others, mediums, in a variety of colors, lace(white and in color, wide--up to 1 inch, no smaller than than 1/2 inch), card packets(square cards, other card shapes)

playing cards with interesting backs on them, preferably different pictures but will also take designs, not the standard blue or red backgrounds

paper, designed, 4x6 up to 8 1/2 x 11, no solids

wooden accents of various objects, no smaller than a 1/2 inch and no larger than 3/4 inch, choose ones that might work for cards, pocket letters or ATCs

flowers--paper and other mediums,small flowers of various colors to use for a variety of art experiences

alcohol inks

Tim Holtz Supplies

rubber stamps--holidays, birthday, alphabets, ink pads(check with me about colors)

3-D stickers of all the states(Hobby Lobby has these), 3-D stickers of other things, stickers of many other things

coloring books--I like postcards to color, cards to color, religious coloring books, cat coloring books, cities coloring book Flower coloring books, Lost Ocean Book, NO Harry Potter Coloring books,


lynnerfb rated for Collab Coloring PC 9 1/2 on Aug 17, 2017
PaperMorsels rated for Card Sharks ~ sender's choice on Aug 16, 2017
Comment: Thank you very much for the pretty card.
Vickyen rated for Collab Colorin PC #8 on Aug 15, 2017
Comment: Hi Barbara! You did a great job on the coloring! I will get my part done and out the door! Hugs and Happy Swapping! ;)
Katiekay rated for SSUSA: First Swap ~ Send Anything! on Aug 11, 2017
Comment: Thank you so much. You sent so many wonderful items. I was completely shocked and surprised, thank you for everything that you sent. it was very much appreciated!
Kraftylady777 rated for Adult Coloring PC USA #50 on Aug 6, 2017
Comment: Thank you so much
shellybuckmeier rated for Mini Pocket letter on Aug 5, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the butterfly mini pocket letter! It is adorable! Thanks also for the goodies that went along with it!
Larina rated for Collab Color PC #7 on Jul 31, 2017
Comment: Thanks so much for the colorful postcard!
Comment: OH MY GOODNESS !!!! I was shocked, when I saw the PACKAGE waiting for me. I was looking for a thick envie, if it was a very good swap. But a package ???? Now I know why you were so mad that it couldnt be delivered. and I know now too, coz the Postfach is for letters, not parcels ! So if you send to Germany next time and it is a parcel, ask where to send it to !!! I love, Love, LOVE everything you sent ! The journal is a really one of a kind, I never received such a fat one before ! And all the goodies that came along with it.... Fantastic ! You really deserve more than a heart! You are an extraordinar swapper ! Thanks a million !!!!!!!!!!!!!!
mrscharlesallen rated for (PCG) H is for... on Jul 28, 2017
Comment: Thank you so much for the great pc
Rita rated for Card Making Challenge #39 on Jul 26, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the card! I like the bright colors - very pretty and I also like the idea of the lining inside the card.
Comment: Thank you sooo much for the awesome goodies everything is sooooooo beautiful I especially love the peacock card. You spoiled me rotten! Thank you for being so kind about sending again !
Response: You did not need to change the rating until you receive the second mailing. I hope the second mailing makes it to you.
kssunlover1947 rated for Collab Coloring PC #6 on Jul 17, 2017
Comment: Thank you This was an interesting card. I will finish it and send it home.
kdeorne1 rated for a poem a day on Jul 16, 2017
Comment: I apologize for rating so late. I want to thank you for sharing with me those poems.
Response: The Poem-A-Day I sent you was a whole month more of poems than required. I am glad that you liked the selection. I had a great time selecting them and putting them and putting them into the book. Barb
dodie rated for Pocket Letter "Animals" on Jul 14, 2017
Comment: Hi! what a cute PLs!!! I love have you did with paper, you make your own animal. It's fantastic!!!
Larina rated for Pass & Paste Early July 2017 on Jul 13, 2017
Comment: What a sweet flower! I love it! Thanks for the postcard, I'll add something pretty to it.
marclively rated for 2 x 4 Swap -USA- on Jul 11, 2017
Comment: Barbara, thanks for the great gifts!
Comment: Fantabulous! Thank you for some really fabulous Flowers!
Lonestarchild rated for (PCG) G is for... on Jul 11, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the Gnu (aka wildebeest) card. Reminded me of when we lived in Tanzania -- used to see them all the time. My friend who is a safari guide swears they are the dumbest animal alive! lol
Comment: thank you loved it all and also thanks for joining my swap :)
HisChild rated for Mini Pocket letter on Jul 6, 2017
Comment: Love flowers, thank you for the mini pocket letter and for joining my swap. It was cute.

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Swan on Jun 16, 2017:

Thank you for the postcard for the Postcard Roulette! I love the picture of the reading girls. (I'm just a bit confused that you are not listed as a participant for the swap.)

BetsyG on Jun 16, 2017:

Hi Barbara, thank you for your part in the collaborative postcard #1. I love seeing what was done with my postcard.

calmond on Apr 11, 2017:

Hello Barbara! I cannot leave a rating since we personally agreed on the exchange and there was no official swap but thank you very much for the colorful postcard! The city pictured is Dnipropetrovsk which is in the Ukraine! Your cat sounds so sweet--we have one cat that is so sweet as well and one that is...well...sometimes sweet when he decides to be! Heh! Thank you again! Kindly, Christina

Fullsteampowell on Mar 9, 2017:

Hi there! I can't give you a rating because it was unassigned, but I wanted to thank you for the unassigned postcard you sent for Postcard Roulette #2. It was a nice surprise!

RyeRye on Dec 10, 2016:


Karen07 on Dec 26, 2015:

Hi Barbara- Finished opening all the envelopes you sent for the advent postcard swap. Love them all! Thanks and best wishes for 2016!

ladydy5 on Apr 10, 2015:

Just read about your lovely mothers' passing and I am so sorry.
I noticed you are requesting to join in 9 Little Pockets, and certainly would love to have you in our group when you can. Welcome

PookiePie1307 on Jan 24, 2015:

January 2015 Color Swap shows delivered on 1/20. I hope you loved it! Enjoy!

Katti on Jan 12, 2015:

Hi! Maybe you want to join my ATC swap. It's an alphabet swap. The one with the colors of the flag. :) please, check it out! color of flag ATC

virgoleanne on Nov 8, 2014:

Hey friend! I am hosting postcard swaps now! Come take a look at my swaps @virgoleanne Feel free to join up or send some ideas for swaps you would like to see. Let me know of any swaps you would like me to join also. :) Leanne Big news

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