Swap-bot Time: March 25, 2019 1:39 pm


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Last Online: March 25, 2019

Country: United States
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Favorite Crafts

Happy 2019! May your New Year be artful and prosperous. I am looking forward to a year of fun and art.

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


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.

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, True Blood, Billions, Ray Donovan, The Sopranos.

Often I take a break to watch Days of Our Lives and Ellen.

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

July, 23, 2018 Just returned from a three month RV trip. It was awesome. We went to North Dakota, Montana, Alberta and British Columbia, Yukon and Alaska...then returned through Minnesota, Wisconsin and Missouri. Visited family along the way. I've missed swapping and am looking forward to getting back in my craft room for a while.

I am 65 years young and 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.

I have three younger sisters, four daughters and two granddaughters and one grandson. We live in Mississippi now, but have spent most of my adult life in middle Tennessee.

For the last 20 years, I have owned a metaphysical store and love rocks and minerals. Since retirement, my youngest 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 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! One of my new favorites is Sunny Carvalho.

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 03/10/2019


donetta rated for AAA - St. Patrick's Day on Mar 24, 2019
Comment: Ramona, these are some of the loveliest St. Patrick's Day ATCs I've ever received. I love your attention to detail (the embellished background paper) AND the fact that you sent me an extra ATCoin, which is equally adorable. Thank you so much for being a great swap partner!
Response: I am happy that it arrived safely and that you like them. :-) I appreciate the rating/heart.
thequilterslink rated for USAPC: Things with Wings ATC on Mar 23, 2019
Comment: Thanks so much. I am sorry for slow rating...i keep forgetting to hit save rating. 😶
Response: No problem...I have problems with the save button too sometimes. I appreciate the rating/heart. :-)
Bananers rated for USA: AMA Mystery Supply Swap #1 on Mar 23, 2019
Comment: Once again you sent another lovely ATC. Thank you so much!
Response: I am happy it arrived safely. I appreciate your rating and heart.
Comment: Thank you so much Ramona for the beautiful mail art I received today for the MMA ATC Sender's choice swap. I loved everything! ...the decorated envelope, extra bits & pieces & ATC ♡
Response: I am happy you liked it. I appreciate your rating and heart.
Poeprincess rated for Zetti Head on Mar 19, 2019
Comment: Love the “head” and the background/colors. Thanks for the extras, too.
Response: I am happy you like it. I kept thinking I had sent this one to you already. I hope it wasn't similar to a prior swap. Thanks for the rating and heart. :-)
Comment: I absolutely LOVE what you sent. The coins. The card. The envelope. All of it! Thank you so much!!
Response: I am so happy you liked it. I was hoping that you would. Thanks for the comment and rating/heart.
Comment: your envied was adorable and I loved the ATC! And the clipping, cause I love vintage and retro stuff! Thanks so much! We have had 3 of our younger grandkids with us this week! I got your envied and stuff a couple of days ago but have been too busy to respond! Teehee! Happy swapping to you!
Response: I am happy you like it. Thanks for the sweet comment and rating/heart.
pat5036 rated for ATCO: Free Theme March on Mar 16, 2019
Comment: Thanks for the beautiful ATC. I love vintage pics too! Also, what did you use for the bronze dots around the edge. I really like them.
Response: I am happy you liked it. I used liquid pearls or faber-castill texture gems paint. I can't remember exactly which one on that card.
qbee rated for ATCO: ATC Coins - Open Theme on Mar 15, 2019
Comment: thank you, Debbie
Response: You are very welcome. I appreciate the prompt rating/heart.
Jlynn rated for AAA - St. Patrick's Day on Mar 14, 2019
Comment: Thank you so much for the beautiful atc's.
Response: I am glad they made it. I appreciate your comment and rating/heart.
CraftyElf rated for AAA - Sender's Choice on Mar 13, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the lovely ATC and the ATC backs. Very cool image. 🤗 Hugs Ann
Response: I am happy they arrived safely. I appreciate your comment and rating/heart. :-)
ktk8 rated for ATCO: 1-2-3 ATC on Mar 11, 2019
Comment: Awwwwww.....what a beautiful ATC and the directions followed to a T....... I love the vintage feel of it..... thank you so much....and I LOVE to WANDER also.... will be doing that with a couple of gal pals in a couple weeks to WACO..... big hugs and many hearts....thanks too for the decorated envelope..... love those stamps....
Response: Thanks for the lovely comments and the rating. I am happy you like it.
Bananers rated for AAA - Sender's Choice on Mar 10, 2019
Comment: I love the ATC that you made; those stamps are adorable! I think I might have to get some of my own. :)
Response: I am glad you like it. I love stamps. :-) Thanks for the comment and rating.
bjmonroe rated for AMA: March Sender's Choice on Mar 2, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the swap but most of all thank you for your darling daughter. She wrote me a wonderful note and shared her love of unicorns. How lucky you are. And how lucky I am. Please tell her I will be sending mail her way.It is the love and compassion of my Swapbot community that gives my soul some of the peace I feel.
Response: I am so happy that it brightened your day a little. @mandyswaps was so excited about making that letter for you. It was really good for her, too. :-)
Comment: Thank you for the wonderful ATCs! I really like the extra one you sent as well, the colors are fabulous!
Response: Thanks, I haven't made postage art before so it was a bit challenging. I appreciate the rating and heart. :-)
Comment: Thank you for joining my swap & for the amazing ATC. I love it!! Thanks for the goodies too :) I always enjoy having you as my partner.
Response: I am grateful to you for being such a great host. I love this group. :-)
hazelwitch3 rated for DAD: Magical Mystery Swap #1 on Mar 1, 2019
Comment: Great use of the zipper! Thanks for joining the swap. I really enjoyed seeing what you did with the image.
Response: This one was tough but I enjoyed the challenge. Thanks for hosting!
hazelwitch3 rated for DAD: Dictionary Page Creation on Feb 28, 2019
Comment: Fabulous altered dictionary page - thank you! And I love the ATC, so pretty and creative.
Response: I am glad they made it across the pond. I appreciate your kind comments and rating/heart.
StagKing rated for DAD: Magical Mystery Swap #1 on Feb 24, 2019
Comment: What a lovely digital composition! I love the quote too! :)
Response: Thanks so much for your kind words and rating/heart. This one was challenging for me. :-)
PrairieKittin rated for DAD: Magical Mystery Swap #1 on Feb 24, 2019
Comment: That looks like it took a lot of work! Thank you!! I love that saying, by the way.
Response: I really appreciate your comments. It is much harder making digital art than most people realize. :-)

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CurlyTea on Oct 31, 2018:

Happy Halloween!

CurlyTea on Aug 22, 2018:

Happy Birthday!

bjmonroe on Oct 30, 2016:

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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!

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