Swap-bot Time: May 26, 2017 12:32 am


Date Joined: September 12, 2008
Last Online: May 25, 2017
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.


jannieb rated for EASU: Hand Drawn Female ATC Swap on May 25, 2017
Comment: OMG!!! I so love the ATC you made for me & the goodies you sent are all great! Thank you so much for your awesome, sweet & generous swap!
Response: As always friend, you are so very welcome and my favorite partner! Hugs, Mona
orneryswife rated for EASU: Mixed media circles on May 24, 2017
Comment: Lovely ATC and fun little extras. And awesome envie decorations!! 😍 Thank you so much! 😘
Response: Your very welcome and so glad you enjoyed it. Happy Hump Day. Hugs, Mona
bigmamabird rated for ZMACS May: Strata Trifold on May 19, 2017
Comment: Love everything about your swap-- the envelope with the very cool art, the sweet card and compliment, the tissue wrapping, and the demure outside of the tri-fold that revealed a surprisingly colorful inside with all the fabulous doodling and great quotes! Many thanks Mona!!
Response: I am so glad you enjoyed it. It was another fun project here on the Bot. I keep learning new things and enjoying it all. Hugs, Mona
Comment: hi mona, thanks so much for this lovely lovely swap. the sun is beautiful and thanks for all the wonderful goodies you sent along. sorry for the late rating again.
Response: Your very welcome and I hope to swap with you again. Wishing you a lovely week. Hugs, Mona
heatherkm rated for USA-Hearts PC-May on May 12, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the awesome and colorful postcard.
Response: Your very welcome and happy you are enjoying it. Hugs, Mona
DLRodrigues rated for WIYM: Not My Country Postcard on May 12, 2017
Comment: Hi Mona! This eventually made it's way to me!!! Thank you xx
Response: So glad it finally made it. I did send 2 more just in case. Hugs, Mona
kfaye rated for Halloween Stocking on May 9, 2017
Comment: This stocking is beautiful!!! I have not looked inside yet. I am going to wait for the special night! Thank you so much <3
Response: Your very welcome and I am glad you like it. Spooky times are coming! Hugs, Mona
makestuff rated for EASU: Zetti Style ATC Swap on May 9, 2017
Comment: Thank you so much for the wonderful ATC and all the goodies! I love the envelope, too. This made my day. Thank you!
Response: Your welcome. I have a lot to learn about Zetti style but really loved it. Hugs, Mona
rebeldaisy rated for TIAZ: Paper in a baggie-US Only on May 8, 2017
Comment: Wow. This package was just amazing. Opening it was a bit like opening a birthday present. Thank you for your generosity. I think you really went above and beyond the call of the swap requirements. All the items were so lovely and so perfectly chosen for me. Thank you again!
Response: Your very welcome. I am such a paper hoarder because I love it so much. Glad you are enjoying. Hugs Mona
Comment: Mona, Your ATC is stunning to say the least. This is a real work of art Thanks for the extras too.
Response: Your very welcome and so happy you enjoy it. Hugs, Mona
whytewillow rated for IS Loaded Envelope - USA on May 1, 2017
Comment: Beautifully done. Thank you so much for a great swap. Outstanding!
Response: Your very welcome and so glad you enjoyed it. Hugs, Mona
Comment: Mona Mona Mona, your generosity, talent and impeccable taste amazes me! You are truly THE swap-bot queen. EVERYTHING is truly amazing, every last thing! I can NOT wait to make the spellbook! Thank you so very much, it is amazing!!!!! AMAZING! 3 million hearts!
Response: AHHHHHHHHH, your too kind and I am glad you are enjoying your swap. I always adore these type of swaps with lots of goodies. Soooo happy to be swapping with you. Hugs, Mona
jannieb rated for Private Stocking Stuffer Swap on Apr 28, 2017
Comment: Got your box of goodies. You wrapped them soooo cute, I'm going to have to up my game! LOL :) Hugs
Response: That was fast! Glad it made it and hope you enjoy friend. Hugs, Mona
Comment: Thanks so much for a great ATC and extras!
Response: Your very welcome. Have a fabulous weekend. Hugs, Mona
MissPaula rated for EASU: Partners Choice ATC Swap on Apr 25, 2017
Comment: Once again, I was partnered with the Cream of the Crop, the Best of swap-bot! Thanks so much for the beautiful Sugar Skull and all the goodies. The envelope is beautiful, I love the little Monkey face! Thank you for always offering a quality swap, giving your time and talent. = ) ♥♥♥
Response: Your so very welcome sweet MissPaula. It also brought a smile to my face to have you as a partner again. You are too kind and thank you for the sweet comments, Hugs, Mona
Created46 rated for EASU: April Free Theme ATC Swap on Apr 23, 2017
Comment: Once again you have outdone yourself. I find your art particularly striking and wonderful. Thank you so very much for sharing a piece of it with me.
Response: You are so very welcome and thank you for such a lovely comment. Hugs, Mona
mermaidery rated for EASU: One Word ATC Swap on Apr 20, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the great ATC I love the way it looks. The layers and detail blend so well with each other. Thank you for all the extras too. They will come in handy. 🖤
Response: Your very welcome and glad it made it. I play around all the time and will probably never be able to reproduce it. I love surprises! Hugs, Mona
LadyRisa rated for Halloween Gift #5: Edgar Allan Poe on Apr 16, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the Poe-etry magnets. Super neat.
Response: Your very welcome. Have fun playing. Hugs, Mona
bbsporty rated for USA-Hearts PC-April on Apr 14, 2017
Comment: Thank you so much for the gorgeous postcard! I just love the background! The weather has been nice enough to ride. We've gone out a few times already.
Response: Your very welcome and hope this is a fabulous weekend for a ride. Hugs, Mona
mamajoy rated for EASU: Splatter Paint ATC on Apr 13, 2017
Comment: What a creative swap I just received. From the envelope, to the card, (which I can use for backgrounds) to the cute extras, and last but not least, the wonderful atc. I LOVE it. Not many people can do that style well. Many hearts to you. Joy BTW: I don't know how your chose your S-B name, but my new G-Grandson's name is Kalel, Superman's birth name.
Response: Your very welcome and I am glad you enjoyed the card. Thank you for your lovely comments also. I have been a Superman fan all my life and it is awesome that your grandsons name is Kalel!!! I took the swap-bot name from the Donovan song Sunshinesuperman and my nickname is Sunshine. Life and loves just came together. Have a wonderful weekend. Hugs, Mona

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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.

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

JeanetteC on Aug 27, 2015:

Thank you Mona for another wonderful package! I truly loved it all. I used some of the buttons for one of my partners packages already...perfect timing. The soap smells yummy, hair clips are fun, and who is that guy in the picture? I had to laugh he reminded me of Gomez Adams =o) Thank you too for being patient with me, we had some great time with our house guests. xoxo

njstauter on Jul 20, 2015:

Thank you for the mystery bag tag. What a great surprise it was to get and open. I loved your thoughtfulness and am enjoying the gifts.

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