Swap-bot Time: June 22, 2018 2:05 am


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Last Online: May 28, 2018

Country: United States
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Favorite Crafts

May 1, 2018...we are going on a trip for a few weeks. Not sure exactly how long we will be gone so I won't be joining any new swaps for a while. :-)

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 04/29/2018


tristitia rated for ATCO: Sender's Choice April on May 8, 2018
Comment: Thank you! I recently got those primal stamps, too - I love what you did with them 😀
Anettethhjertnes rated for CPG Shoes ATCs - Global on May 2, 2018
Comment: Your atc's are lovely, and thank's for the atc backs. I am constantly working on geting one step away from where I used to be
Comment: i love your llama...wonderful job...thank you ...he's so cute...the little bow is just right for this swap...thank you for the card and where did you ever find llama washi! thanks so much...
Yakima1955 rated for Newbie/beginner friendly ATC #3 on Apr 24, 2018
Comment: Thanks for all of the loveliness in an envelope
Comment: Thank you for the lovely cards and article!
Comment: Love it, thank you! Hope you are well and feeling better....This is VERY pretty!
joynwoe rated for Intl-Mega ATC Swap on Apr 5, 2018
Comment: Thanks for the beautiful ATCs. I’m amazed by your artwork!
Response: I'm so glad you like them! Thanks for the prompt rating and the heart. :-)
titancia rated for 5/5 ATC April (USA) on Mar 28, 2018
Comment: Your ATCs are beautiful! I love the shimmer and vintage theme of the dreamer ATC, it's gorgeous. And your digital art is stunning! Thank you so much for sharing it with me!
Response: I am happy you like them. Thanks so much for the prompt rating!
luv2kraft rated for Intl-Mega ATC Swap on Mar 27, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the outstanding atcs.
Response: I'm glad you like them. Thanks for the prompt rating!
wolfeagle rated for Intl-Mega ATC Swap on Mar 26, 2018
Comment: Love both of them. Thank you so much.
Response: Glad you like them. thanks for rating and hosting!
Kskollections rated for Intl-Mega ATC Swap on Mar 24, 2018
Comment: Very cool ATCs!
Response: Thanks for the nice words and the rating!
dyp rated for 5/5 ATC April (USA) on Mar 23, 2018
Comment: Ohhhh I love love love your cards. Tytyty
Response: I am happy you like them. Thanks for the rating!
Chrissiemeade85 rated for 5/5 ATC April (USA) on Mar 23, 2018
Comment: Thank you so much for the two artist trading cards and your digital one oh my God I loved it I would love to have more and your other one the April artist Trading Card the one that you made for the swap I loved it to I'd love to see some more of your work these are absolutely beautiful would you be interested in doing private swaps between me and you let me know and thank you so much these are amazing they made my day
Response: I am so happy you like them. Thanks for your kind words and prompt rating. I would be glad to do a private swap if you like. I am in lots of groups and do quite a few public swaps too. :-)
Candyn29 rated for 5/5 ATC April (USA) on Mar 23, 2018
Comment: Thank you for both cards!
Response: Thanks for the prompt rating and for hosting a great swap!
Ganell rated for 5/5 ATC April (USA) on Mar 23, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the awesome ATCs. I loooooove them both. The digital one so unique! I have to learn more about it. Thanks again
Response: I am happy that you like them. Thanks for the prompt rating and kind words. :-)
jillybird rated for EASU: MEGA ATC SWAP - 20 Partners on Mar 20, 2018
Comment: Both of these ATCs are beautiful! The colors are breathtaking! I love them both - thank you so much!
Response: Thanks for the prompt rating and kind words. I am glad you like them. :-)
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!
Response: Thanks for the rating and the lovely comments. I appreciate them. :-)
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

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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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