Swap-bot Time: March 19, 2018 5:56 am


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Last Online: March 19, 2018

Country: United States
My Website
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deviant art portfolio
My Theme Song

Favorite Crafts

Things I like to make:

Collage art mixed media
any kinds of paper crafts
wire-wrapped jewelry
beaded jewelry
digital art
paper dolls
handmade books RUBBER STAMPS!!!

I also collect minerals, crystals, rocks and fossils and am interested in metaphysics, magick and such.

We do not have cats and we don't smoke, so my swaps should be allergy friendly.

Favorite Music

I like all kinds of music...classic rock, willie nelson, bob dylan, coldplay, john stewart, americana, james taylor, etc...

Stevie Nicks is one of my heroes.

please no rap, disco, or hip hop. :-)

Favorite Movies

My favorites are romantic comedies. I like anything with Will Ferrell, Shirley McClain, Jack Nicholson, Helen Hunt, Meryl Streep.

Favorite Television

Lately, my TV faves are Netflix originals...Orange is the New Black, Bloodlines, Jessica Jones, The Leftovers, Lost Girl, under the dome, Lost

Also, on the list are Reign, Big Bang, Modern Family, NCIS, Last Man on Earth and of course the Ellen Show. :-)

Recent TV includes Twin Peaks, Midnight Texas, Shameless

Favorite Books

Anything to do with paper crafts, arts and book making, wire jewelry and beading and gems and minerals.

I have a collection of old books and scrapbooks from the victorian era that I mostly use for inspiration.

When I read, I usually choose Stephen King, Dean Koontz, but have been known to read just about anything.

About Me

I am a retired computer programmer/analyst. After retirement, my husband and I spent a few years traveling in our RV so I didn't do much art or swaps because of our constant state of movement.

For the last 20 years, I have owned a metaphysical store and love rocks and minerals. Since retirement, my daughter has taken over the store management.

I also enjoy photography and digital art. Many years ago, I made lots of altered books and collage projects. Rubber stamps are my weakness.

I have three younger sisters, four daughters and two granddaughters and one grandson.

I do love most photography, especially nature shots and collage art. Anything steampunk or victorian usually excites me. And I like astrological related projects.

I am an original member of swap-bot...before there were ratings. So, I have actually done more swaps than what is included in my profile count. :-) I will never flake and will always rate as soon as I receive the swap. I am adult and ethical.

9/12/2016 Please help welcome my adult daughter to swap-bot. She is beginning to make some ATC's and other craft projects. She lives at home with us so our address is the same. Her swap-bot id is: @mandyswaps Mandy does not feel well much of the time so her participation may be limited.



I love anything victorian/edwardian. Maxfield Parrish is one of my favs. I think vintage nudes and mystical images are very cool. Deep, rich colors attract me...purples, greens, browns and blues. My preference is more artsy than clean and neat. Think Tim Holtz and Michael DeMeng. I also love collage supplies, religious things (like saint cards and milagros), and interesting papers. Old letters and scrapbooks fascinate me.

My favorite rubber stamps are Character Constructions by Catherine Moore. Wish I had money to buy them all. I have a small collection of Teesha Moore stamps and a very large collection of miscellaneous art stamps. Rubber stamps are one of my favorite things, but I really do not enjoy the Stampin' Up or CTMH brands. I like unusual art stamps. I rarely make greeting cards. Recently discovered Daniel Torrente stamps from Stampotique. They are awesome!

I am pretty tolerant and don't really get offended by much, so it's ok to send me "adult" projects. :-)

Occasionally, I drink tea, but not every day. I don't have any special favorite drink...mostly water. .


I am pretty tolerant of most things...not easily offended and very open minded.

Flakers & Non-Raters I am most frustrated by folks who do not rate or acknowledge that they received the swap I sent. Even if you don't like what I send, please rate. It's a big part of the game and on top of that...it's the kind and considerate thing to do.


To me, swaps are like contracts and I promise to abide by my end. I will not flake and will rate as soon as possible after I receive the swap.

If you don't receive a swap from me or if you get one that is not right for whatever reason, please let me know. I will be happy to resend or fix things.

I try to take my letters to the post office for correct postage since most don't travel for one stamp these days. But, if you happen to get a postage due letter from me, please send me a message and I will send stamps to correct. I appreciate swappers who make sure their parcels are properly posted. Thanks!

Profile Last Updated:

My profile was last updated 12/17/2017


hibiscus rated for EASU: MEGA ATC SWAP - 20 Partners on Mar 18, 2018
Comment: Everything about this amazing atc touches me...background, image, stars, words...,just an excellent card I truly like ... thank you so much and for the tree card! Love this swap!
jannieb rated for EASU: MEGA ATC SWAP - 20 Partners on Mar 16, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the lovely ATC with the girl dancing & the card with the trees as well. I love them both. Thank you for joining my swap :)
Response: I am happy you like them. Thanks for hosting the swap and for the rating!
Comment: Thank you for the lovely card you made me! I love the spring colors and the words"Breathe and Awaken" it bring images to mind-----it's time for the flowers to wake up and smile to the sun!!!!
Response: I am so happy you like it. Thanks for the kind words and the rating. I appreciate them. :-)
urocyonfox rated for EASU: MEGA ATC SWAP - 20 Partners on Mar 16, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the mixed media stamped atc
Comment: Viva Las Vegas! Thank you!!!
Response: I'm glad it arrived safely. Thanks for the rating!
Pandd rated for Art Deco Inspired ATC Intl on Mar 15, 2018
Comment: Love your ATC. Wonderful Art Deco design. Thank you for a wonderful swap. Pat💕💕
Response: I am happy you liked it. This one was a little hard for me. Thanks for the rating!
Comment: 2!! Scared myself... thought we had to make 2 atc's for each partner!! Thank you for the great card (s)! Love VLV stamps! Happy Spring!🐣
Response: Glad you like the cards. :-) Thanks for the rating!
luv2kraft rated for EASU: MEGA ATC SWAP - 20 Partners on Mar 15, 2018
Comment: Thanks for the gorgeous ATC. I appreciate the extras.
Response: I am glad it arrived safely. Thanks for the rating!
djcamp04 rated for Stamped ATC x 2 on Mar 12, 2018
Comment: I can see why that is one of your favorite stamps! I LOVE Sqid-brella!! The ATC is awesome, love the background (it’s a one of a kind @stonekeepers!), the colors all work great together & the cute stamped image. Thank you so much for a wonderful ATC to add to my collection and the extras.
Response: I'm glad you like it. Thanks for the prompt rating and heart!
RAINDARGON rated for ATCO: Ephemera ATC on Dec 19, 2017
Comment: Thank you for your great atc.
Response: You are welcome! I appreciate the rating and heart.
uliaya rated for A Super DUPER Christmas Card Swap on Dec 15, 2017
Comment: Dear Ramona! Thank you so much for your absolutely amazing card! Wish you a great Christmas season :)
Response: I am happy it arrived safely and that you like it. I hope you have a great holiday too
GinaVisione rated for AMA Sender's Choice -DEC on Dec 14, 2017
Comment: Thanks for the fun ATCs! Happy Swapping~
Response: You are very welcome. I appreciate the rating and heart!
mdrogge rated for ATCO: Speedy Found Image ATC #1 on Dec 12, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the awesome ATCs :)
Response: You are very welcome.
AnitaMac rated for If you could turn back TIME on Dec 8, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the great ATC. The Finnabair stamp is great, and I love the distressed look of the card. So happy to be able to add this one to my collection. Thank you also for the seasonal extras. Have a joyful festive season.
Response: You are most welcome. I am happy that you like it.
hibiscus rated for ATCO: Speedy Found Image ATC #2 on Dec 4, 2017
Comment: Great choice of images! Very "Picasso-esque!" Thanks for the extra card... I enjoyed reading about the artist and checked him out online...quite interesting...thanks also for the french article.. it will be used...nice swap
Response: You are most welcome. I am glad you liked them. I thought it was interesting too. :-)
gigigigi rated for A Super DUPER Christmas Card Swap on Nov 29, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the adorable card! It brightened my day. Your note made me find a recipe for grits dressing. Can’t wait to try it out! Happy Holidays!!
Response: If you make grits dressing use regular white grits. I used stone ground yellow grits and they are too coarse. Glad you liked the card.
Mustluvdoggies rated for AACG: Sender's Choice ATC on Nov 29, 2017
Comment: O.M.G. I LOVE the darling ATC you made! It warms my heart!!! Love the sweet darling paper with the Santa Claus image! The "Furry and Bright" is so stickin cute! The little white trim and layers of papers are PURRFECT! Thank you for sending me some of that darling paper and the stickers (which one is a French bulldog!!!!) I love it all!
Response: I am so happy you liked it. The style was different for me, but I really liked how it turned out. Thanks for the rating and kind words. :-)
Comment: Thank you so much for the card - it arrived quickly! And thank you so much for sharing your Girl Scouting story with me. I love hearing from other leaders - past and present. I hope your daughter enjoyed the conference!
Response: Wow...that was fast. Most of the US ones have not arrived yet. GS is a great program. Glad you are part of the movement. :-)
Comment: Thanks, Ramona! Love the ATCs!
Response: Glad you liked them. I appreciate the rating and heart!
Juniebird rated for A Super DUPER Christmas Card Swap on Nov 27, 2017
Comment: Thanks for a really lovely card... I love the look of kraft paper, and snowmen and cardinals happen to be two of my favorite Christmas / winter motifs! Merry Christmas!
Response: I am happy that you liked it. I thought those cards were unusual and beautiful as well. :-)

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bjmonroe on Oct 30, 2016:

bjmonroe on Sep 22, 2016:

Pandd on Aug 26, 2016:

I received the fireworks jam. It looks great. Thank you for completing it. I hope you had a wonderful summer break. Pat💕💕

RyeRye on Aug 19, 2016:

Happy Birthday!


RyeRye on Aug 1, 2016:

Happy Birthday Month!


RyeRye on Jul 2, 2016:

From Inspiration Station~

RyeRye on Jun 23, 2016:

Thanks for joining Inspiration Station!

AZmom875 on Mar 24, 2016:

I got an ATC Jam homer with a vintage female that you started. I hope you love the end results. Lets Jam again.

Pandd on Mar 22, 2016:

Got the jams. I actually I got three that you participated in. One came through Hibiscus. I just love your backgrounds. They are beautiful by themselves. They will be on their way this week. Also thank you for the tissue paper. I love Timmy. Pat💕💕

AZmom875 on Mar 7, 2016:

Hey, I got the cutest, bird Atc Jam that I do believe started out as polka dot themed swap. I love it. Thanks for working on it.

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