Swap-bot Time: May 22, 2018 9:02 am


Date Joined: September 12, 2008
Last Online: May 21, 2018
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.


Comment: What a cool ATC! And thanks for the great goodies! I’m going to decorate my sewing machine case with some of the Halloween stickers :D
Response: Your welcome and so glad you enjoyed it. I love Poe. Hugs, Mona
debtea2 rated for HE-Swapping Halloween supplies on May 18, 2018
Comment: awesome package thank you so very much..loved going thru it all and thanks for joining in
Response: Your welcome and hope you can find a little inspiration in it. Hugs, Mona
carol rated for USA: Here comes the Sun-May on May 15, 2018
Comment: Wow! This is just gorgeous! Thank you!
Response: Your welcome and happy to share some sunshine! Hugs, Mona
CaitlynH rated for EASU: Text Me! ATC Swap on May 11, 2018
Comment: Absolutely gorgeous card and packaging. Beautiful extras too. Thank you, thank you!
Response: Your very welcome and may your world be full of color and sparkle, lots if sparkle! Hugs, Mona
Comment: Super fantastic
Response: Your very welcome! Happy Swapping! Hugs, Mona
wolfeagle rated for Intl: Here Comes the Sun-May on May 8, 2018
Comment: What a beautiful postcard. Thank you. The sun and moon are two of favorite themes also.
Response: Your very welcome. Shine on. Hugs, Mona
Comment: What a sweet little package you sent me! Thank you!!
Response: Your very welcome! Hugs, Mona
Lonestarchild rated for WIYM: Blind Envie Swap #5 on May 7, 2018
Comment: Such a fun envie and so much fun inside! Thank you so much!
Response: Your very welcome and fun is what the Bot is all about! Hugs, Mona
Comment: Thank you! I've been told I need to give Kansas another shot.
Response: Your very welcome. There are some wonderful hidden treasures here in Kansas! Hugs, Mona
Comment: Oh my goodness!!! I just love everything!!! Those crocodile stickers made me laugh, I love them and the other stickers I can use. I can't wait to use the pretty notecards. The snailmail is my favorite!! Super cute!! I can't believe you sent so much washi!! I don't have any of these and they are going straight to my journaling pages. Thank you for being so generous and making my day a very happy one! ❤️
Response: Your very welcome and glad you found some items to your liking. Happy weekend. Hugs, Mona
January rated for IS: Spring/Renewal Prayer Flag on May 3, 2018
Comment: Absolutely stunning spring flag - the needlework is gorgeous, especially on the bicycle! And I love the beads and the fringe too! It will be hung in my "studio" (really, a table in the basement.....but it's mine!) for inspiration and relaxation!
Response: Your very welcome and so glad you are enjoying it! Hugs, Mona
petaluda rated for IS: Crazy stamping swap ~ INT on Apr 29, 2018
Comment: Thank you so much for the beautiful swap I loved the envelope with the cute stamped girl ..I enjoyed going through the goodies inside
Response: Your welcome and glad you enjoyed it. I love mail art! Hugs, Mona
Created46 rated for EASU: Sun & Moon ATC Swap on Apr 29, 2018
Comment: These are beautifully crafted. Thank you.
Response: You very welcome and let your light shine! Hugs, Mona
DeAnnaVarela rated for Sunshinesuperman & DeAnnaVarela on Apr 26, 2018
Comment: Oh Mona. I almost cried when I saw your ATC. She is beyond gorgeous. Your packaging, envie, and extras are perfection as well. Thank you for this swap.
Response: You are very welcome. I wish I could do nothing but play all day in my craft room. I am so glad you liked what I picked for you. A mutual like! Hugs, Mona
DaisyNY rated for USA: Here comes the Sun-Apr on Apr 20, 2018
Comment: I was happy to see I was going to receive from you - sure enough, you do not disappoint! You have such a wonderful graphic sense - this card is just beautiful.
Response: Your very welcome and thank you for the lively comments. This has been one of my very favorite swaps. Hugs, Mona
Comment: Wow, thank you SO much! I loved everything you sent. <3 <3
Response: Your very welcome! Hugs, Mona
Comment: Hello Mona- Thanks sooo much for all the nice things that you sent me. They were all so tastefully gathered and nestled in cute little pockets. I loved everything! Thanks!
Response: You are very welcome and glad you enjoyed them. Wishing every day is full of sunshine. Hugs, Mona
Comment: Thank you Mona for another fabulous ATC! I also love the generous extras and the way you packaged them. Private swap soon!
Response: Your very welcome and I look forward to a private swap. Hugs, Mona
Comment: WOW! Massive amounts of hearts for you! This banner is amazing, thank you so much for this wonderful work of art!
Response: Thank you and I was so hoping it would be something you enjoyed! Hugs, Mona
Allison8236 rated for The Happy Mailbox #8 on Apr 13, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the fabulous HappyMail!!!
Response: Your welcome and glad you enjoyed it! 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

CurlyTea on May 17, 2017:

rngstgstll on Oct 8, 2016:

Welcome to ZMACS!

RyeRye on Jun 25, 2016:

Thanks for joining Inspiration Station!

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.

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