Swap-bot Time: January 20, 2019 4:50 am


Date Joined: September 12, 2008
Last Online: January 19, 2019
Birthday: July 16
Country: United States
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About Me

I am a HEALER in many ways. I love nature and all it offers. My flower garden is my inspiration and my sanctuary. I love growing herbs and using them daily in our meals. I am thinking of growing lavender and experimenting with soap making. I have a grandfather tree in my back yard that canopies the entire back. I watch for fairies who live and play there. I like to paint, scrapbook, make simple little jewelry like earrings and I love music of all forms. I am excited about starting this venture to enhance my creativity that I let slip away. I am a very creative person and one of the things I like the most is to give little gifts to family, friends and co-workers. I live in a small town but love the big city. New York is one of my favorite places. I also enjoy all things from Scotland and participate in Renn Faires. I finally made it to Scotland in the fall of 2012 and again August 2014 and now saving for my next trip there. I do hand tooled leather work such as journals, bracers, and items for Faire. I taught my hubby this and he now has his own business. If it is any thing you can do with your hands and mind, I'm there. I love long baths, good books,good wine, fine food, dark chocolate, mornings in my garden and good friends. I work hard at listening to what people are saying. We are all important and deserve full attention when communicating, not just a nod. Most importantly, I try to say a kind word to all around me each day and mean it.

HOLIDAYS- I love Halloween and the Fall in general. The smells and the colors are food for the soul. I love decorating the house and garden for the Fall Holidays. I love finding old, Vintage Halloween items like cards, figures, etc.. like cats and crows and even children in costume. I always have extra special events for Halloween here in my small town and the kids all know it. My place is always the first stop! This is a family tradition I have continued. It was always so dear to my fathers heart! I just love any holiday and another reason to have family and friends close by. Christmas is almost as fun!

MUSIC - I love all music, 70's is my favorite, jazz, Celtic, and many new artists. My husband was in a band for years so I am a groupie at heart. Beatles, Stones, Cream, Bread, Guess Who, Bad Company, Eric Clapton, Moody Blues, James Taylor, Eagles, Frank Sinatra, Maroon 5, Jack Johnson, Queen, ELO, Cat Stevens, Indian Flute, on and on! I could not live without music. It is in my soul.

FOODS - I love it all! My husband is a chef so we eat alot of different things. The more exotic the better. I love different chocolates and shortbread cookies. It's not food but there is nothing better than a glass of red wine with my food! I also love Starbucks coffee and all coffee flavored dark chocolate.

COLORS - I love black! You can find it in my office, in my decorating, my clothing. It is just an elegant color. I love grey, silver, ice and steele blue together. I decorate with a world travel flare as my husband has traveled alot.

PETS - I have two cats that are my children. Ginger and Princess rule the house. They want to say "MEOW" to all their friends here that send them toys!

COLLECTIONS - I collect old powder compacts ,Celtic Greenmen, Superman, The Munsters items/art, Star Trek items and blue colbalt.

ITEMS I LOVE - All things postal with the vintage red, white and blue, airmail stuff, Vintage Halloween items,Superman,Tim Burton stuff, The Munsters items, Star Trek, Greenman, dark chocolate, celtic items, beautiful paper for paper crafts,art pens, vintage circus/side show/freak, Starbucks, Paris, mailart, my family, dark fairies, old world items, rain, little oddities, Edgar Allan Poe items, bones, marbles, gargoyles and your art work that I can frame.

WISH LIST- Vintage postal items like rubber stamps, airmail stickers & envies, rubber stamps with celtic style designs, your art work, little carved wooden boxes, greenman items, Superman, Edgar Allan Poe trinkets. There are so many talented people here and it rocks when I receive one of your handmade, heartfelt crafts.

MOVIES - Tim Burton ROCKS, he is so creative!Love all his movies. I also love to watch any thing to do with Dragons, Knights, Kings, etc... BraveHeart, Lion In Winter, Lord Of The Rings, Robin Hood, Excalibur, Old Vampire & Werewolve movies, any vintage Hollywood horror monsters, Star Trek, Zombies and still have a thing for the Wizard of Oz, love the flying monkey! How can you not like it when you are from Kansas!

SHOWS - Dexter, Lost, The Tudors, Heros, Dead Like Me, Deadwood, Game Of Thrones, Dark Shadows, The Munsters, Food Network, Oddities, Trek, Grimm, American Horror Story, The Voice, and HGTV

HOBBIES - Painting, scrapbooking, photography, jewelry making, gardening, tooled leather work items for Renn. Faire, and stepping stones. I just love all paper crafts like cards, tags, postcards, zines, bookmarks, ATC's, and mail!!! Lots of mail! By the time I was 10, I had to have my own postal box because I kept filling dads. I think it must have come from my dad who use to send my mom a love letter each week when dating. He did art work on each of these envies which I now own. ( minus the love letter)

SCENTS - I like the smells of Rain, Musk, Woody, Fireplace, Leather, Fresh Coffee, Fall, Cinnamon. I dislike floral smells, food related candles like cookies, cherry, strawberry, etc...

FAMILY - I have no children but watch my great nieces and nephews frequently. We always have great adventures they will remember a lifetime. Many of them enjoy the Renaissance Faires with us in full costume. Life is good, easy and simple. Why have it any other way.


Autist rated for PICK LUCKY 7 - JANUARY 2019 on Jan 19, 2019
Comment: Everything was amazing and happy! I love swaps that make me go WOW!!
Response: Your welcome and glad you enjoyed it! Hugs, Mona
Susang7 rated for WIYM: SEND ME SOMETHING - Jan. 2019 on Jan 17, 2019
Comment: Thank you so much Mona for the package of goodies! You went above & beyond & I wasn't expecting to receive a package! For that I am thankful:)!❤
Response: Your very welcome and we can always use more goodies! Hugs, Mona
Dibrittain rated for Hallowtine Boo Box! on Jan 16, 2019
Comment: I love the box. I can't wait to dump all of it out and craft with it. This is going to go in my vampire collection. This is so cool. I had a partner make me a big D like this. Super excited with the swap.
Response: Yeah! I am so glad you liked it. I love vampires myself but my heart has always belonged to Frankenstein! Hugs, Mona
Karen07 rated for Crappy Loaded Envelope: Valentine on Jan 16, 2019
Comment: Thank you so much Mona! Absolutely delightful! Very cute extras as well! Have a very Happy Valentine's Day!
Response: Your welcome Karen and may your Valentines be filled with love and laughter! Hugs, Mona
shellbee8 rated for 19 for 2019 on Jan 16, 2019
Comment: I absolutely loved everything you sent! You are so generous! Thank you!! I especially love the Project Life, evies, and the note you sent your message on!
Response: Your very welcome and wishing you a fabulous year! Hugs, Mona
user6937 rated for Private - Here Comes the Sun on Jan 14, 2019
Comment: How nice; one of the best ones I've received. What kind of pens did you use to colour everything? Wooheee! I get two of your fab works (second one arrived today)! Yay :)
Response: Your welcome and I use Sharpies and Copic markers. Glad you enjoyed it. Hugs, Mona
Comment: YEAH!!!! I got it! I will be putting this one up in my craft room:> I so love the image of the lady and the umbrella!!!!!
Response: You are very welcome and I am so sorry the first one did not find you. Wishing you a fabulous 2019 and looking forward to future swaps! Hugs, Mona
elflady rated for Intl: Here Comes The Sun-Dec on Jan 8, 2019
Comment: As Usual I am pleased you were my swap partner and I was thrilled to receive your postcard depicting the sun. Thanks so much for the colourful and creative card. I love it. elflady
Response: You are very welcome and it pleases me to go to your home. May the sun shine bright today. Hugs, Mona
dcp0112 rated for ATC Cleanout #17 (USA) on Jan 5, 2019
Comment: Hi Mona, I about fell over when I opened the package you sent...WOW what a HUGE ATC lot and tons of extras to go with them!!!!!! Thank you SO SO much, it put a smile on my face that you would be so generous. Have a great New Year!
Response: Your very welcome. I love sharing them as well as receiving. It lets me know how I am doing and challenges me. Hugs, Mona
Cupcake436 rated for Just Randomness on Jan 1, 2019
Response: Happy New Years! Thanks for rating. Hugs, Mona
marymary914 rated for USA: Here Comes The Sun-Dec on Dec 27, 2018
Comment: I love this sun and it’s going up on my wall!!
Response: Your very welcome and happy you enjoyed it. I have loved doing the suns all year long and now putting them together for an art installation. Happy New Years! Mona
jannieb rated for EASU: Embossed ATC Swap on Dec 19, 2018
Comment: Lucky, lucky, lucky me...I got a Mona ATC! Haha...I just made that up! The embossed ATC is wonderful & so pretty & the moon coin you made is beautiful too!!I love all the results of your new product experiments. Keep up the great work. Hugs!
Response: Your welcome and may Santa be extra generous because you are the best! Hugs, Mona
jannieb rated for EASU: Christmas Themed ATC Swap on Dec 19, 2018
Comment: I was so happy to see that you were my partner again. The Santa ATC is so awesome. I love your hand drawn characters!! I love the dog coin you sent too. It is sooo cute. They are both absolutely fabulous & I will proudly add them to my Mona art gallery. Thank you again & happy holidays!!
Response: You are very welcome and they could not have a better home. Hugs, Mona
michelemb12 rated for December Inspirations on Dec 14, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the great ATC. What is that heart made of, and what is the glossy cover over the heart? Thanks again and Happy Holidays. Thanks for the cute goodies too.
Response: Your very welcome and glad you enjoyed it. Happy Holidays and blessings for 2019. Hugs, Mona
Comment: Wow! Thank you so much!!! I adore those bags you made. They will absolutely be used. I can never seem to get enough little bags like that. And the socks...oh, the socks! I can't wait to wear those! Too, too funny. The stocking will come to good use as I've saved about 80% of the Stocking Stuffer swaps I've received. You're amazing! Happy Holidays!
Response: Your very welcome and may your holiday be filled with the love of family and friends. Hugs, Mona
jannieb rated for EASU: Hand Drawn/Painted ATC Swap on Dec 5, 2018
Comment: I love him...he's fabulous! Thank you sooooo much for the awesome ATC to add to my Mona art collection :) Hugs, hugs, hugs!
Response: Your welcome and you are always too kind. Glad you like him! Hugs, Mona
Comment: Thanks for another stunning PC! So beautiful and bright! Hugs from Alaska, Sherry
Response: Your welcome and I am always happy when the sun shines your way! Hugs, Mona
Comment: Adorable envelope and I love your ATCoin! Thanks for the extras too, very nice happy mail today! :-)
Response: Your welcome and glad you enjoyed it. I love this Happy time of the year! Happy Holidays. Hugs, Mona
jannieb rated for EASU: ATC with a Pocket on Dec 2, 2018
Comment: OMG! This is just awesome. Once again you have wowed me with your wonderful art! It is so great to be your partner. I cheer every time I see that you are :) hehe! Happy Holidays & hugs!
Response: Your welcome and you are always my favorite person to send to! ❤️❤️❤️ Hugs, Mona
Hijinkz rated for Halloween Card swap International on Nov 27, 2018
Response: I am so glad the second attempt found its way to you. Happy Holidays. Hugs, Mona

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Kellpepper on Feb 3, 2018:

Thank you so much for the beautiful Valentines Day Card! The front image is so pretty and all the goodies are wonderful. Thank you!

Lonestarchild on Oct 12, 2017:

Just opened the Halloween #11 -- you are SO talented and creative. Super cute -- starting with the envie. I didn't want to open it b/c it was such a great envie. And the inside was even more fun! Thank you so much!

Vickimac on Aug 21, 2017:

I just wanted to thank you again for the wonderful Halloween swap you sent me. I had a really rough week and your package brought so much joy for several days. Thank you!!!

KathleenHope on Jul 26, 2017:

Case of the Missing Postcard. I don't know when your first post card was delivered, but someone from another neighborhood just came to our front door with a pile of mail (and a few swap-bot swaps) and said "this was delivered to the wrong house."

So I guess we CAN blame this on the US postal service, delivered to wrong address.

Just wanted to let you know, Hearts 💖💖💖

DLRodrigues on May 30, 2017:

Thank you Mona for the re-send for WIYM Not My Country PC - It arrived today!!! Please send me your address ... I would like to send you something xx

donetta on Apr 25, 2016:

Mona, thank you so much for the incredible RAK postcard! I've never collected, made, or traded postcards, so this was a first for me...and I love it!

njstauter on Mar 14, 2016:

Got your SOMETHING OLD, SOMETHING NEW, SOMETHING SPOOKY, SOMETHING BLUE package this weekend and it wow-d me! I love the coasters and have set them out for NOW and all year long. The bag and its ties are so cool. Thank you for your work! I will treasure each of the items you made and appreciate such artistry. Many thanks.

JeanetteC on Dec 31, 2015:

Wishing you a joy filled and peaceful 2016! hugs...

JeanetteC on Dec 19, 2015:

I neglected to comment on the cool box you decorated...almost too pretty to open =o)

Merry Christmas my friend.

dartha on Oct 9, 2015:

Mona, Thank you so very much for the amazing October countdown book. I am enjoying it so much everyday. And also thank you for the Halloween gift packet with all the wonderful goodies in it. It is all so awesome. You Rock! thank you, darla

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