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sleepingrover2010

sleepingrover2010
Original Member
Last Online: January 24, 2021
Birthday: December 9, 1957
Country: United States

About Me

11/3/2020–The note below was written at the beginning of October. I was very upset because in two situations there was no communication when swaps were not received. I also said that I was going to leave Swap-Bot because of all that happened in October. However, I decided I wasn’t going to let those few ruin something I love to do. SO, I AM BACK! I AM READY TO GET STARTED! I WANT TO SHARE MY LOVE OF THIS SITE BECAUSE IT ALLOWS “ARTISTS” TO PICK SWAPS THAT PERMIT THEM TO EXPRESS THEMSELVES AND SHARE THEIR TALENTS BY JOINING SWAPS OR BY HOSTING SWAPS. I LOVE 💗 THIS SITE AND ALWAYS WILL! I AM BACK FOR MORE FUN!!!!

I have two 1s. One was given way back in my Swap-Bot career. I got in over my head and didn’t know how to do the art 🖼 that was asked. I tried several times but I could never get it to work. So, I wasn’t able to send my swap. The second 1 happened just recently in 2020. I was not contacted as far as I know that she didn’t receive it. I just recently tried to contact her so I could see about sending her another swap, but I did mention that this was all I could send because it cost a great deal to mail the package 📦 to the England. I received no return message. I have had no contact with this swapper. This was a swap I hosted. I would never not complete a swap I hosted!! So these are my explanations for my 1s.

The 3s I received are all from the early part of my swapping days on Swap-bot. The 3s were on bead swaps and my beads were ever so slightly smaller than what was requested. I wasn’t that far off.

I HAVE BEEN GONE FROM SWAP-BOT FOR ABOUT 9 MONTHS DUE TO A MOVE FROM ONE STATE TO ANOTHER. I SPENT ABOUT A MONTH WITH A FAMILY MEMBER BEFORE MOVING INTO MY APARTMENT. SHORTLY AFTER MOVING INTO MY APARTMENT, COVID-19 HIT AND BECAUSE OF THE KINDS OF GUIDELINES SET FORTH IN THE STATE I MOVED TO, I WAS RESTRICTED TO MY APARTMENT FOR ABOUT 6-WEEKS BEFORE I WAS ABLE TO START GOING OUT. HOWEVER, I WAS IN THE GROUP THAT COULD GET COVID-19 EASILY AND SO I CONTINUED TO REMAIN INDOORS. I ALSO DID NOT DO SWAP-BOT BECAUSE I WAS NOT ABLE TO GET TO THE POST OFFICE. BEFORE COVID-19 HIT, I HAD COMPLETED ALL THE SWAPS I HAD OUTSTANDING. THE LAST ONE I SENT WAS GOING TO EUROPE.

A FEW DAYS AGO I SIGNED UP FOR SEVERAL SWAPS THAT I WAS REALLY EXCITED ABOUT AS THEY WERE HISTORY ATCs. A DAY LATER I WAS BANNED BECAUSE OF SWAPS NOT COMPLETED OR LOW RATINGS. I WENT AND LOOKED ABOUT WHAT WERE NOT COMPLETED OR LOW RATINGS. I FOUND THAT THE POCKET LETTER, THE LAST SWAP I SENT BEFORE THE VIRUS HIT AND EVERYTHING SHUT DOWN NEVER MADE IT TO MY PARTNER. I ALSO HAVE THREE 3s. THEY WERE DONE WAY BACK IN 2007 WHEN I JUST STARTED SWAP-BOT. I HAVE NEVER HAD ANOTHER 3. IF YOU LOOK AT MY OVER ALL RECORD, I COMPLETE MY SWAPS AND I RECEIVE A 5 OR A 5 w/A ❤️. I WAS NEVER CONTACTED BY MY PARTNER ABOUT MY POCKET LETTER NOT MAKING IT TO ITS DESTINATION. I SENT A NOTE TO THE HOST OF HISTORY SWAP BUT I HAVE NOT RECEIVED A RESPONSE. I JUST GOT AN INPERSONAL NOTE ABOUT WHY I COULDN'T DO THE HISTORY ATCs. I ALSO SENT A NOTE TO MY PARTNER FOR THE POCKET LETTER. I SHARED THAT I WOULD MAKE IT AGAIN AND SEND IT AGAIN. I HAVE NOT HEARD ANYTHING. AS OF 10/8/20 I STILL HAVE NOT RECEIVED ANY RESPONSE AT ALL.

I DROPPED MYSELF FROM ALL THE SWAPS I HAD SIGNED UP FOR JUST A FEW DAYS AGO. I THINK FOR NOW I WILL NOT BE PARTICIPATING AS THIS IS NOT THE FIRST TIME THIS HAS ALL HAPPENED. WHEN I FIRST STARTED OUT ON THIS SITE BACK IN 2007, SWAPPERS, HOSTS, AND OTHERS WERE MUCH MORE WILLING TO CHECK THINGS OUT, GIVE PEOPLE THE BENEFIT OF THE DOUBT, ETC. I AM SORRY TO LEAVE THIS SITE BECAUSE I HAVE MANY FOND MEMORIES BUT I ALSO WILL NOT BE TREATED POORLY.

THANK YOU TO THOSE WHO WERE PART OF MY SWAPS I HOSTED, THOSE WHO INVITED ME TO SWAPS AND GROUPS, AND THOSE WHO BECAME FRIENDS.

BARB sleepingrover2010

I am a former elementary school teacher who was placed on disability more than 20 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

I am now really spending a lot of time listening to Contemporary Country. I like Old Country too. Easy and Soft Rock is still the only kind of Rock I enjoy but I Have been really been enjoying Country for awhile. 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).

Sully

The Doctor

Sound of Music

Gone with the Wind

Elephant Man

Wizard of Oz

Pretty Woman

Dirty Dancing

Hunger Games

Divergent

Bodyguard

Father of the Bride series(old version)

Dr. Kildare(old movie series)

The Last Christmas

The Photograph

Little Women

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

Hawaii Five-O

Blue Bloods

Chesapeake Shores

Law and Order(all of them)

This Is Us

Miss Fisher's Mysteries

New Amsterdam

Treadstone

Seal Team

S. W. A. T.

The Rookie

My Wishlist

Postcards--art, state(I need all the states), 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, other 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, paper and/or silk flowers or other mediums, in a variety of colors, lace(white and in color, wide--up to 1 inch, no smaller 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

Tim Holtz Supplies--alcohol inks, alcohol ink pads, and other supplies, love the artistic supplies, wait for his stuff to be on sale

rubber stamps--holidays, birthday, alphabets, ink pads(check with me about colors), wait for these things to be on sale

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, NO Harry Potter Coloring books, like small coloring books, postcard coloring books

Knitting supplies--circular needles(size 16", 24" and if there is one smaller than 16" that would be great ), knitting bag, multicolor yarns that are for scarves and/or blankets etc.(ask clerks, not sock yarn), bamboo needles(sizes 7, 9,), knitting books that have easy patterns,

Pocket letters: any kind of items that would serve as GREAT gifts🎁 to put in the back of any pocket in a Pocket Letter, stickers, ephemera, any special paper and/or supplies that would serve me in developing GREAT Pocket Letter Art. Think about the absolute BEST Pockets you have made for Pocket Letters. Then remember the supplies that you used to make that pocket(s) and send me the supplies. You can also send me directions on how to make the pocket if you wish OR you can ask me to send you a picture of what I came up with using the same supplies.

ATC cards (White cards and brown cards--Hobby Lobby carries them in packages of 25 I think. they are $1.99 They are cut to the size of the plastic pockets.) The price has now gone up to $2.99.

Colorful Cardstock Paper--Solid or Print in Packages

Varied Scrapbooking Supplies that can be put in the Pockets as gifts (I cut apart a package of stickers to put in a pocket for example)

Baking--some utensils,minor ingredients,( not flour, sugar, butter, oil, vanilla, etc) send a recipe

Journals--travel Journals I have found at Michael's that are made by Recollection. I have a blue-covered one, WOULD LOVE TO HAVE THE OTHER COLORED ONES. ALSO LIKE TO HAVE AT LEAST 2 ADDITIONAL BOOK INSERTS, ALSO WOULD LIKE PLASTIC INSERTS, ANY OTHER ITEMS AVAILABLE WOULD BE NICE

About Me

The ABCs of ME

All of what I list below are things I really like a lot. You will be safe sending me items that are on these lists. All of the words listed below are items that either are some of my favorite things and/or items that I have used in my art 🖼. Also, I love to use multi-dimensional objects especially on my ATCs and on my Pocket Letters. I also like to put them in my Pocket Letters as gifts 🎁, but I mostly use them myself. At present, Pocket Letters are my favorite art to create for fellow swappers. ATCs comes in a close second. Collaborative Coloring is third. So, here goes my ABCs:

A is for...angels, animals, abacus, avocado, arrow, apple, apricot, airplane, Advent Calendar

B is for...banana, bow, bubbles, balloon, boat, brunch, berries, baby, books

C is for...Christmas, chocolate, candy, cheetah, cornflower, cookie, cauliflower, cornbread, Colorado church

D is for...dog, daisy, Dalmatian, doctor, donuts, dove, Dali Lama, dreams, doll

E is for...eagle, egg, Easter, elegant, egret, ecru, Erie, elk, eight

F is for...fish, four, father, family, forest, fire, fur, fan, formal

G is for...goat, goose, green, gold, garden, gumdrop, golf, graduation

H is for...hat, Halloween, holidays, happiness, helicopter, hundred, house, home, haven

I is for...icicle, ice cream, island, ibex, idol,

Ratings

Sequoia183 rated for Walk Thru the Alphabet - A on Jan 23, 2021
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Comment: Amazing A assortment! Thank you
Carollee922 rated for Notecard Swap #3 on Jan 23, 2021
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Comment: I love the cactus card. Thank you for the little goodies as well.
anicka22 rated for Notecard Swap #3 on Jan 20, 2021
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Comment: Thank you, especially love the heart tree
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Comment: Thank you for the unique playing cards! Happy swapping!
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Comment: Thank you so much for the cards and the lovely letter! It was so nice to receive!
Rita rated for Playing Card Swap~Round 2~Swap # 19 on Jan 11, 2021
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Comment: Thank you for the cards and the nice note referencing the cards. I love the botanical themed one :)
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Rockmask rated for ATC SWAP 3 for 3: BIRDS on Jan 4, 2021
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Comment: Thank you Barbara for the atcs and letter! They are gorgeous. Welcome to Colorado! I love it here and I’m sure you will too! How small of a world for your sister to have gone to UNC, here in my home town! Much love, Tiffany 🖤
Kbrewste09 rated for Holiday Card to PC #4 on Jan 4, 2021
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Comment: Thanks Barbara! I hope you had a nice holiday! Happy New Year!
Lilyhax rated for Holiday Card to PC #3 on Dec 30, 2020
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Comment: Merry Christmas.
CreaSuus rated for pocket letter christmas on Dec 29, 2020
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Comment: Hi Barbara, I got you're christmas pocketletter today. I love it! It is beautifull. Thank you so mutch
KarenFife rated for Holiday Card to PC #2 on Dec 17, 2020
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Comment: Thanks so much for the pretty postcard. I love that scene and find peace just looking at it!❄️
wyrdfae rated for Playing Card Swap~Round 2~Swap #17 on Dec 16, 2020
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Comment: Thanks for everything!
KaliOya rated for Playing Card Swap~Round 2~Swap #16 on Dec 16, 2020
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Comment: Thank you for the swap. I am looking forward to adding the cards to my deck. Stay safe and healthy as well. Happy swapping.
wyrdfae rated for Playing Card Swap~Round 2~Swap #14 on Dec 1, 2020
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OfficeDarling rated for Coloring Collab 2020 #11 on Nov 24, 2020
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Comment: I LOVE IT! So much color! And I have already finished my section and it is ready to go out again!
saturnsrings rated for Anything goes~CATS! on Oct 28, 2020
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Comment: Thanks for the resend Barbara! I love the card and the stickers & will enjoy using them. I hope you're doing well!
Response: Hi, I tried to go back to the swap and reread so I can prepare a new swap for you. I could not find the swap and I could not find your name or address. So, if you can send me your name and address. I will get it ready and send it off to you this next week. Thank you for letting me know. Barb Brandt
questionauthority13 rated for Give one, get SIX! on Oct 20, 2020
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Comment: Thanks, I love the postcard. I like visiting bookstores in different cities too. :)
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Response: Hi, I was the host of this swap and I would not miss sending my Pocket Letter. As far as I know I didn’t receive a message about you not receiving your Pocket Letter until I saw the 1 I had gotten from you. I am getting more and more frustrated about sending things overseas because I have gotten more and more notices that partners don’t get their swaps. I copy the address exactly and still no luck. So, I don’t know what else to do? I can do your Pocket Letter again and I will main it again. However, this will be the last time. I can’t afford beyond 2x. Thank you and I will wait for your response. Have a good day! Barb Brandt sleepingrover2010
AFK rated for Poetry Swap #2 on Jul 19, 2020
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Comment: I enjoyed reading your lovely long note and I loved the way you presented your poetry choice. Thank you :-)

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Comments

takehimaway on Dec 28, 2020:

Do you wanna do a private swap?

SoCarla on Dec 9, 2019:

THANKS for joining the Destash swap, and for having a lot of detail in your profile.

lemooon on Nov 30, 2019:

Wishing you all the best!

LLL~Location,Location,Location!

BusyB on Aug 1, 2018:

Started a new group, my first ever! Hope you will join me..it's called Merry Memorydex and Rolo Swaps USA

Mimi7 on Jul 25, 2018:

Hi Barbara thanks for coloring and sending home my fish coloring card, I love how it turned out!

Mimi7 on Jul 24, 2018:

Hi Barbara, I have not been rated for Art Collab #6 and was just curious if you received it. thanks Donna

BusyB on May 8, 2018:

Hello, I uploaded another Memorydex swap on USAPC group. I hope you can join!

Larina on Nov 1, 2017:

Thanks so much for sending me back my unicorno postcard! The finished result is amazing! Such pretty colors!

Mimi7 on Aug 26, 2017:

thanks for coloring on my manatee pc , it turned out wonderful :)

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.)

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