Swap-bot Time: June 25, 2019 4:50 pm


Date Joined: September 12, 2008
Last Online: June 24, 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.


Comment: Mona - Thank you so much for such a wonderful envelope! Inside and out! I loe the selection of stamps (I loved Prince Valiant growing up!) and the beautiful notecards too! Cheers!
Response: You are very welcome and have fun deciding what to do with your stamps! Hugs, Mona
dartha rated for Quick & Easy Halloween Ephemera swap on Jun 19, 2019
Comment: Thank you so much Mona for all the halloween goodies - going in this year's Halloween mini album for sure! And thank you for all the cool swaps you host - so much fun!!! take care, darla
Response: You are very welcome and I am counting down the days until October! Hugs, Mona
Comment: Mona! Thank you for all the amazing animal stamps, as always you have great stamps! I especially love the 1 cent bobcats and the Maine coon cat! Thanks again, cheers! ❤️😊
Response: You are welcome and I really appreciate the opportunity to swap stamps. Hugs, Mona
samsstuff rated for June Stocking Stuffer - Blue on Jun 16, 2019
Comment: Thank you!
Response: You are very welcome. Hugs, Mona
jannieb rated for EASU: Robot ATC Swap on Jun 7, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the awesome ATC. I love it & am happy to add it to my Miss Mona ATC collection. Hugs, hugs & more hugs my friend :)
Response: You are welcome friend and you make this place fun and exciting! Hugs, Mona
Comment: thanks so much! the envelope is gorgeous & i love all the stamps!!! so generous of you
Response: You are very welcome and glad you liked them! Hugs, Mona
Comment: Hello Mona -- thanks for the stamps in the cute "snail mail card -- perfect! As a kid, I too was deep into old-school monsters, watch "creature features" on Saturday night, loved that stuff! that four-pack 4-cent ocean scene is one of my favorite stamps. thanks again! Best, al
Response: You are very welcome and I look forward to swapping again. Hugs, Mona
Comment: Thanks very much!
Response: You are very welcome. Hope there is a stamp or 2 you do not have! Hugs, Mona
Comment: I LOVE the ATC & your extras are awesome too! Thank you!! :)
Response: You are very welcome and so happy you enjoyed it. Looking forward to swapping with you again. Hugs, Mona
Comment: Another beauty, so clean yet sparkly!
Response: Glad it found its way to you. Hugs, Mona
Comment: Hello Mona -- thanks for the stamps. you included one of my favorites -- the 4-cent nighttime scene of the Arizona desert. (I never use those -- is there a word for the stamps you just hoard to admire :) ) Last weekend, I thrifted a huge box of old glassine enelopes (from a camera shop, for negatives) and this will spur m to finally sort through all those boxes of decades of saved stamps. I will keep what I want and re-home the rest! :) Best, al
Response: I am so glad there were some to your liking. I have a slight hoarding issue myself. Glad I could share and look forward to swapping with you again. Mona
Comment: Thanks for the great ATC and wonderful extras.
Response: You are always welcome!
Comment: Thank you so much for the cute moon and stars postcard. I just love how it turned out. And I also love these swap series I try to participate every month.
Response: You are very welcome and looking forward to the next. Hugs, Mona
Comment: This is officially the best swap I have ever received. Thoughtful, great selection of stamps, and such a nice note! Here are your additional hearts! ❤️❤️❤️❤️
Response: You are very welcome and I look forward to swapping again. Hugs. Mona
Comment: Thanks, Marc
Response: You are very welcome. Hope there are some you do not have..
Comment: Love the bright, bold and happy colours! perfect for spring!
Response: Glad you enjoyed it and I am soooo happy spring has arrived! Hugs, Mona
jjhere rated for Feather Mail Art on Apr 13, 2019
Comment: What a beautiful PC! That gold shimmer is a great touch. I love that you experiement - I need to do more of that, too. (I tend to buy things and 'collect' them. Ha ha!)
Response: You are welcome and believe me, I also buy lots of craft items and just collect them! Hugs, Mona
marooter rated for Send a RAK stocking gift. on Apr 11, 2019
Comment: Thanks, Mona! I'm saving this for Christmas - I hope I can wait that long! Mary :-)
Response: You are welcome and I understand how you feel about waiting because I never can. Hugs, Mona
ncnurse04 rated for Make Me Happy With HappyMail #21 on Apr 7, 2019
Comment: You certainly made me happy. This package is incredible. I love everything in it. Thank you so much!
Response: You are very welcome! Hugs, Mona
Comment: Thank you sooo much for the stamps! I love all of them! Especially the Marilyn Monroe and ice cream stamps ❤️ Cheers!
Response: You are welcome and perfect timing for National letter writing. Hugs, Mona

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wolfeagle on Apr 3, 2019:


Thank you for the lovely postcard, featuring the Luther Standing Bear quote. It is a great use of the mystery supply item.

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.

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