Swap-bot Time: October 17, 2017 5:07 pm


Original Member
Last Online: October 17, 2017
Birthday: December 9, 1957
Country: United States

About Me

.I WILL BE OUT OF TOWN FROM OCT. 12, TO OCT. 15, . IF YOU SEND A SWAP BETWEEN THOSE DATES AND I RECEIVE IT DURING THAT TIME I WILL GET THEM RATED BY MONDAY, OCTOBER 23RD. THANK YOU FOR 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

Tim Holtz Supplies--alcohol inks, alcohol ink pads, and other supplies, love the artistic 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,

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:

nine pocket plastic baseball card holders(amazon has a box of 100 and I think you can get packages of 25),

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.)

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


Fieke rated for A-Z Places Atc on Oct 17, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the Canada ATC. Great idea using those stamps ;)
Whimsy1 rated for Halloween ABC's #3- 9 Little Pockets on Oct 15, 2017
Comment: Thank You so much! Totally cute cards!
cfroggie rated for Happy Mail fun on Oct 11, 2017
Comment: I loooove the assortment. Especially the pretty note cards and the postcards that have Japanese on them as I have a friend who is learning to read them. So fun. Thanks!
LaurenPappas rated for Happy Mail fun on Oct 10, 2017
Comment: Thank you so much for the stuffed envelope of goodies! I love what you sent.
Dsweeny rated for Happy Mail fun on Oct 10, 2017
Comment: WOW WOW WOW!!!!!! Barb, what an envelope full of wonderful!!! OH MY GOSH!!!! Beautiful notecards, awesome washi, BEE stickers!!!! Recipe cards, postcards ribbon, brads...girl it was like opening a Christmas present! Thank you thank you thank you!!! What a wonderful swap! I wish I could give you 10 hearts :)
Response: Thank you for +your lovely note on my rating. I am glad you liked it. These are the kinds of messages that keep me going and make me feel happy. Barb
Spatter rated for Happy Mail fun on Oct 10, 2017
Comment: Thank you so much for the beautiful fabric, trims, address labels and more!!
Ellivlove rated for Happy Mail fun on Oct 10, 2017
Comment: Everything in the envelope is awesome. The notecards are so pretty! The ribbon, brads, vintage postcards. Thank you so much for all the goodies!
CharlieChick86 rated for A-Z Places Atc on Oct 9, 2017
Comment: I love this ATC Iv always wanted to go to Alaska
FundyGirl rated for Collab Coloring PC # 15 1/2 on Oct 7, 2017
Comment: What a pretty postcard. I'm so excited to work on it for you and send it on.
jenlovespsu rated for 3 Rolls of Washi Tape on Oct 5, 2017
Comment: Thank you! I love the tapes you sent!
shellybuckmeier rated for Bag Flip - US Only #1 on Oct 5, 2017
Comment: You are sure on the ball! I love your bag flip and all the adorable goodies you included with it! The washi is really cute!
Smiley69 rated for (PCG) L is for... on Oct 5, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the postcard! The arch looks so tall - I got dizzy just looking at it! :-)
christy102194 rated for Adult Coloring PC USA #56 on Oct 3, 2017
Comment: Very fun and colorful! :)
Kitty2cats rated for Autumn Envelope Flip Book on Oct 3, 2017
Comment: Hi Barb, Wow! You really put a nice piece of art together. I love the envelope flip book! Thank you! The colors of Fall are so gorgeous, and you represented them in your flip book, cute papers and decorations. Besides the book itself, I also love what you stuffed inside of it! OMG! So generous! I can't wait to start putting these pieces to work in my crafting projects. Love all the ribbons, stickers, washi, bling, postcards. Cute idea of the tiny orange envelope flips with the embellies behind it. Might have to borrow that idea! I like how you labeled one pocket "Small Joys". Great ideas. Thanks for everything!
Response: I am glad that you liked the Autumn Envelope Book. I am also glad that you liked all the goodies that I put in the Envelope Book. Thank you for the very nice note. Barb
BetsyG rated for Collab Coloring PC # 14 1/2 on Oct 2, 2017
Comment: Got this fun postcard today, and when I finish it will send it home.Thanks
Comment: Thank you for a beautiful pocket, I loved it!!
Millia rated for Pretty Things in an Envelope Swap on Sep 28, 2017
Comment: Hi Barbara! Thank you so much for all of the lovely things you sent me 🌹 I wish I could give you more than just one heart! I really loved it all! Take care & happy swapping 🍃
Mimi7 rated for Collab coloring PC #14 on Sep 27, 2017
Comment: HI Barbara, thanks, this looks like another fun one. :)
AnnaL rated for Cats Pocket Letter on Sep 25, 2017
Comment: Oh Barbara, your Cat pocket letter too cute for words, love each square. Awesome embellishments for me to use in future projects. Many thanks for everything. AnnaL.
Fabriqueen rated for Goodies 4 ME & YOU!!!! End Sept on Sep 25, 2017
Comment: Wow! What a super package! And, yes I can use everything. Except the covered bridge PC. That one's going in my collection for me. I love covered bridges! I made my hubby go on a long trek when we were in Indiana looking for a lane that had two covered bridges. The sign pointed "This Way," It didn't say almost 50 miles this way. LOL! We found it! Hugs, Diane

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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.)

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

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