Swap-bot Time: August 9, 2020 6:40 pm


Date Joined: September 12, 2008
Last Online: August 9, 2020
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.


JazD rated for HS: Goodie Bags!! on Jul 31, 2020
Comment: Thanks for all the awesomeness. I am excited for fall as well.
Response: You are very welcome and lets begin the count down. Hugs, Mona
jannieb rated for EASU - Your Choice ATC Coin Swap on Jul 27, 2020
Comment: OMG! You are such an amazing artist. I love your drawings. Everything you make is so incredible!! Thank you so much for my wonderful coins.
Response: You are welcome but it is you friend who is the better artist. I just plain luv ya! Hugs, Mona
Comment: Your circle PC is so colorful and bright! I love it! Stay safe and healthy! Hugs from Alaska, Sherry
Response: Thank you Sherry. It was great to have you as a partner again. Hugs, Mona
hellodebb rated for Goodies Swap on Jul 25, 2020
Comment: Hi, Thank you so much for everything. I love the envelope decorations to the colorful rainbow stamps and the happy mail stickers!! I will definitely be using everything. Thanks again! Stay safe😊
Response: Your very welcome and glad you can use some of the items. Hugs, Mona
Comment: Am rating a 5 although it was not a notecard Per se and just a blank plain card I still enjoyed reading. I found it interesting you listed Taylor swift and Ed Sheehan as concerts u attended in the 70s/80s when they weren’t even born then. Thanks for the extras and happy swapping!
Response: You are very welcome and I guess I was carried away listing all the wonderful concerts I have attended. The 70's rocked! Hugs, Mona
Comment: Thank you for the card with the vintage stamps and the note you wrote. I remember when we had our own garden and I do agree with you that the veggies from there are so much better. I love BLTs just don't really have many places to get fresh garden produce and the tomatoes in the store just don't taste the same.
Response: You are welcome and I hope you find a neighbor with a garden that shares! Hugs, Mona
myancey rated for Sending stuff in twos #21 on Jul 18, 2020
Comment: Thanks for the goodies. I love it and the quote. Have a good day!!!!
Response: You are very welcome. Hugs, Mona
wolfeagle rated for USA: Face Time-July on Jul 15, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the lovely postcard. The background is great, and makes the lady pop.
Response: You are very welcome and glad you like her. I have been playing around with some new colors! Hugs, Mona
hibiscus rated for EASU: Your Choice ATC Swap on Jul 10, 2020
Comment: Thank you first of all for this very clever and colorful atc... I appreciate the style very much! Good job... also I really like the extras you so kindly included .. but I want to also say thank you for the lovely card and the kind sentiments .. I wish the same for you ...
Response: You are welcome and thank you for the lovely comments. I am so glad we can find some joy here while all the uncertainties surround us. Hugs, Mona
Noel rated for A Note For You # 54 on Jul 7, 2020
Comment: Thank you so much for your nice note! Interesting I was just in Kansas visiting my college friend in Belleville. We both went to FHSU 44 years ago. I'm from Shawnee. Best wishes
Response: You are very welcome and I was just in Scandia and Belleville last week! It is truly a small world. I have lots of relatives in that area. Best to you. Hugs, Mona
tristitia rated for EASU: June Free Themed ATC Swap on Jul 7, 2020
Comment: Wow! What a gorgeous sun ATC, I love it! We're having painfully hot weather here, too - I'm tired of hiding from the sun, lol!
Response: Thank you and like you, the sun is unbearably hot! Going to be104 tomorrow! Stay cool! Hugs, Mona
sam4sam rated for Brighten My Week Notecard July #1 on Jul 6, 2020
Comment: What a pleasure to receive a swap from a fellow gardener 🌻 I absolutely loved your swap, especially the seeds, stickers, and positive message card ❤ Thank you so much
Response: You are very welcome and may your summer be filled with blooms! Hugs, Mona
craftyAnnaLu rated for Odds & Ends Swap - US Only on Jul 6, 2020
Comment: Thank you ❤ You sent some absolutely fantastic goodies!
Response: You are welcome and looking forward to partnering again. Hugs, Mona
Comment: Your snapshot of a Kansas morning was lovely. Thank you for sharing. Did they get the wheat cut? Our farmers bailed their hay last week. Perfect and round, they dot the fields as I drive past. I enjoy seeing them. Thanks for the kitty card! You included such great goodies, too ❤ Thank you!
Response: You are very welcome and so happy it found you. Still cutting wheat around here as the rains have kept the combines out of the fields. Happy summer! Hugs, Mona
anely73 rated for Brighten My Week Notecard June #2 on Jun 19, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the fun goodies! I was wondering that sun is it a stamp? It is so cool!
Response: You are very welcome. I picked p the sun stamp at a Michaels store. I have a love of the sun and moon! Hugs, Mona
Mindy82671 rated for Halloween Happy Mail on Jun 17, 2020
Comment: What a great variety. I plan on making a Halloween tag flip and will incorporate several of the goodies you sent. Thank you🤗
Response: You are welcome and it is never to early for Halloween crafting. Working on some stuff myself. Hugs, Mona
Mailingmamma rated for Halloween Happy Mail on Jun 16, 2020
Comment: Thank you so very much for all of the amazing Halloween items..I love them!!!!
Response: You are very welcome and it is always a great time for Halloween goodies! Hugs, Mona
Rainydancer rated for USA: Face Time-June on Jun 8, 2020
Comment: wow! What an amazing card and drawing, I adore all the colors and the style. You are very talented.
Response: You are welcome and glad you are enjoying her! Hugs, Mona
YooperHill rated for EASU: Sun Themed ATC Swap on Jun 8, 2020
Comment: Beautiful! Thank you.
Response: You are very welcome. Hugs, Mona
bearnbabs rated for USA: Face Time-May on May 29, 2020
Comment: Wow! What a wonderful PC I rcd yesterday. I just love her, What a wonderful job you did.Thank you for sharing your wonderful talent. Have a wonderful day and stay safe. bearnbabs
Response: Glad you like her. I actually fell in love with her myself. Looking forward to swapping again. Hugs, Mona

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Rainydancer on Jun 3, 2020:

Welcome to sunshine swaps!

couchart on Jul 13, 2019:

Mona, thank you so much for the wonderful jester/harlequin postcard, I love it! I am delighted with it and I will be sending something your way soon. All the best, Cynthia

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...

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