Swap-bot Time: November 19, 2018 4:07 am


Date Joined: March 3, 2010
Last Online: August 14, 2012

Country: United States

About Me

My view of life is optimistic and cheerful.

I love to see creativity blossoming in others as well.

I am happily married, live in the beautiful Northwest USA. We have four kids,the youngest will be off to college this fall, and out on her own. We have three grandsons, 14, 11, and 6. They live an hour and a half drive away.

Swapbot has been great motivation for me, to take time to make something, reach out more, and enjoy other swappers Talents.
A challenge for me is my health, and trying to feel stronger.( Rheumatoid Arthritis)

. I like having reasons to get out my art supplies, surround myself with paper scissors, glue, fabric, etc... Fun! I feel most alive and in the right place when delving into artistic projects. In fact I do believe it may reverse the aging process...

We have a mostly Vegetarian household. I enjoy cooking, and trying to learn something new every day.

I love flowers, and especially a fragrant garden. I enjoy farmers markets and yard sales. My life is sweet right now, as I am able to travel standby (thanks to my son, Daniel working as a flight attendant)

I have traveled to Stockholm and Paris within the past yr. Before that, trips to NYC, San Diego and San Fransisco. I can hardly wait for my next adventure.... My husband is not fond of flying, so I travel alone, or with a sister or one of my kids. (I was born with a serious case of Wanderlust...)

I write poetry, and am kind of a dreamer.... I will always complete a swap, and enjoy the whole process, even the post office line!

I love people, (really do) and don't mind being alone either. I savor life, and try to find the beauty, humor and mystery of each day.

Favorite Music

Long list..... Etta James~
Eva Cassidy~ Billie Holliday~ Adele~ The Temptations~ Ray Charles~
The Decemberists~ Ray LaMontagne~ Tracy Chapman~ Pink Martini ~ Nora Jones~
Ingrid Michalson~ Michael Jackson~ Rod Stewart~ Cat Stevens ~ Bob Dylan~

Favorite Movies

When Harry Met Sally...

The Wizard of Oz...

Dangerous Liasons...

It Happened One Night...

Girl With a Pearl Earring...

Napoleon Dynamite...

Some Like it Hot...

The Color Purple

Favorite Books

The Red Tent,

The Good Earth,

The Time Travelers Wife,

East of Eden,

Angela's Ashes,

Memoirs of a Geisha,

Favorite Television

Mad Men


30 Rock

Occasional Cooking & Travel Shows

Favorite Crafts

Paper Crafts, Card Making, Scrapbooking ,ATC, Making something new out of a found object Sewing, Quilting, Collage

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I appreciate anything handmade, I like different papers and supplies for card making and scrapbooking, postcards, ephemera. I am drawn to the colors green and blue. I like Vintage postcards, old photos, & handwritten letters.


sewcrazy rated for Book page ATC #5 on Oct 12, 2012
Comment: not sure when I reeceived this ATC, but, it is very pretty, love it, thanks
skeffiboo rated for Crafty Pen Friends - Paper #2 on Jul 13, 2012
Comment: You really spoiled me with this swap! Thankyou so much for all the goodies and gorgeous bits and bobs! I will be writing back as soon as I can! xxxxxxx
pandakitty rated for M is for ... on Jun 23, 2012
Comment: Thank you for the colorful ATC. I do so like it
Response: Thank you for the comment and lovely rating.
myartistry rated for L is for ... on Jun 19, 2012
Comment: Nice ATC, looks vintage.
isabellasnow rated for Crafty Pen Friends - Paper #2 on Jun 13, 2012
Comment: Many MANY thanks for the newsy letter and ALL the lovely goodies you sent! My--you went overboard---and I LOVE it!!! Thank you so much!
Response: You are so very welcome!
user6456 rated for Vintage ATC with a queen on Jun 4, 2012
Comment: celia, what a pretty card you made... You must be on the ball more than me... I just got mine in the mail today! It is interesting that we both chose to use lavender in making our cards. Yours is just layered with bling and glitz and so beautiful. I will hang it over my desk on my little laundry line of ATCs until I am ready to retire it to an album. I have a feeling I will not be ready to take your royal card down for some time. It's my kind of eye candy. Also, did you daughter decide on school in boulder? My son and daughter in law are just back from Grad school in Ireland and are relocating to Boulder in the fall... If you like herbal tea and she goes there.. be sure to stop by Celestial Season tea factory. The free tour and peppermint storage room are worth the visit for sure... clear your sinuses and get a free sample.! Thanks again. Betsy
ThymelessTreasures rated for Altered Seed packet on May 26, 2012
Comment: Hi Celia, Thanks so much for the beautiful seed packet. I'm sorry for the delay in rating, but today is my first free day to sit and take time to do this. I love the packet envelope you made I hope you don't mind if I try to make my own from following yours? Thanks so much for the little goodies. I am hoping to take some time this long weekend to get some crafting done!
Response: Hi Teresa, i am glad that you enjoyed your altered seed pkg. Of course I would be more than happy if you used the ideas for making something else. We all glean ideas from each other! Celia
NMPM48 rated for Altered Seed packet on May 21, 2012
Comment: What an awesome package! I love it! All the stuff inside is really great. Thanks!
Response: Happy to hear that you liked your altered seed packet. Thanks for the great rating. Celia
lcool5476 rated for Decorate an envelope for May Day! on May 13, 2012
susieq40 rated for Thrifting for....a bird on May 9, 2012
Comment: Hi Celia, What a great package, love all of the birds......thanks for being my partner..........
Response: It was my pleasure, Susan, Thanks for the nice rating! Celia
pinkqueen rated for Thriftstore Find - #26 USA on May 7, 2012
Comment: Thank you so much. I LOVE your package. 100 Hearts to you. :-) I am wearing the necklace and watch right now.
Response: Oh, so glad that you like it! It was so much fun to search, for someone as nice as you!
Comment: thanks for a really great swap! I loved the envie- made me smile! Happy Anniversary, too:) We are at 34 years and loving it!
Response: So glad that the envie made you smile. That is the best part for me. 34 years for you and your hubby, that is Fantastic! Congratulations, to both of you! Celia
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful envie filled with goodies. I cant wait to use it all inmy art journal!
Response: You are more than welcome. Glad you got it already. Thanks for the Γ’β„’Β₯ and great rating.
imneverbored rated for Recycled PC Swap Series#1 on May 14, 2011
Comment: Thanks for the card!
Response: you are very welcome.
young46356 rated for Recycled PC Swap Series#1 on May 13, 2011
Comment: wonderful stuff, thanks
Response: you are so very welcome. thanks for the heart!
TZ rated for Recycled PC Swap Series#1 on May 13, 2011
Comment: I love it! Thanks so much for the envelops also.
Response: Glad you got your PC, and thank you for the lovely rating.
Comment: Thank you SO much for the awesome package of birthday goodies!! You went way above and beyond what was expected!! The art you made...beautiful! I loved the stamps sets, the mags, everything!! Thanks again and Happy Birthday to you as well!
Response: You are so welcome. I hope that you have a very special birthday month. thanks for the Γ’β„’Β₯, and positiver feedback. Celia
bobogrl rated for 2010 Christmas Card USA Swap on Dec 11, 2010
Comment: What a beautiful card to bring in the holidays. Thank you!
Response: Thank you for commenting and the heart! Hope you have a beautiful Christmas! clia
netgranny rated for 2010 Christmas Card USA Swap on Dec 7, 2010
Comment: thanks for such a pretty card,love the angelon front. Have a great Christmas.
Response: Thank you for commenting, and the heart. Happy Holidays! Celia
noni rated for 2010 Christmas Card USA Swap on Dec 4, 2010
Comment: Thank you!
Response: You are so very welcome. Thank you for the ratings, and I am wishing you a beautiful holiday!

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MichelleWillow on May 31, 2012:

for joining THANK YOU SWAP-BOT! swap! Γ’β„’Β₯

Susu007 on Jun 10, 2011:

Thank you so much for the lovely package. It was very kind of you.

NaughtyElf on Feb 11, 2011:

Hello and thank you for the lovely message! It is a pleasure to meet you and I hope we can be friends! Have a gorgeous day, hugs, Sherie.

stacirose on Feb 8, 2011:

A VERY HAPPY BIRTHDAY to you! May all your wishes come true! May your happiness continue from year to year! :)

RyeRye on Dec 22, 2010:


MERRY CHRISTMAS & HAPPY NEW YEAR from the Crafting Queens group~

summerposey on Sep 12, 2010:

I just saw the sparkly thank you on my profile page. You are wonderful!

katiewoo on Aug 11, 2010:


The handmade envelopes you sent me for the swap plus the pretty vintage hanky are lovely! Thanks so much!

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