Swap-bot Time: April 1, 2020 10:10 pm


Date Joined: September 12, 2008
Last Online: April 1, 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.


mjhaertling rated for USA: Face Time-January on Mar 22, 2020
Comment: I was just blown away by your January face time swap - so much so that I forgot to rate you. Seriously, that was just a wow! card. I love the "vamp-like" hair styleand the wonderful art work. I am so sorry for the late rating!
Response: You are very welcome and thank you for such a lovely comment. It is always a pleasure having you as my partner. Days are tough right now so stay safe and healthy. Hugs, Mona
wolfeagle rated for AMA-Mystery Supply Swap on Mar 2, 2020
Comment: Thank you. Yes, it is hard to break free from the old ideas. ;D
Response: You are welcome! Hugs, Mona
PaperPassion rated for AMA: February Sender's Choice on Feb 25, 2020
Comment: Mona,The postcard you sent is just beautiful.I can see you put lots of thought and work into it.Thank you so much.I love it.
Response: Thank you and you are welcome. I am so happy you enjoyed it. Hugs, Mona
YooperHill rated for USA: Face Time-February on Feb 25, 2020
Comment: โค๏ธ
Response: Thank you and glad she found her way to you. Hugs, Mona
Comment: Very nicely done. I like your drawing style. Thanks also for the extras-love the vellum stickers~Thanks for sharing!
Response: You are very welcome and happy you enjoyed it! Hugs, Mona
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful card and all of the goodies you included.
Response: You are welcome and may every day be a great Happy Mail Day! Hugs, Mona
Sylvia4647 rated for 5 Spooky Things - Black on Feb 10, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the beautifully decorated envelope and black goodies that were tucked in as well. I'm a big fan of Halloween too!
Response: You are welcome and love that you are a Halloween soul sister! Hugs, Mona
Comment: Thanks for some fun goodies! :D ^^
Response: You are welcome and I love passing along a few little treasures. Hugs, Mona
Comment: Hi Mona! Thank you so much for the wonderful Happy Mail! So sweet of you to send so many amazing goodies and the Valentine's Day card is just lovely! Wishing you all the best! Hugs and Happy Swapping! ;)
Response: You are welcome and may you have a Valentines full of love and chocolate. Hugs, Mona
SkaGirl rated for A Note For You # 34 on Feb 2, 2020
Comment: Thanks for the goodies!!!
Response: You are very welcome. Enjoy the Super Bowl if you are a fan! Hugs, Mona
Comment: Thank you
Response: You are very welcome. Hope everyday is a happy mail day! Hugs, Mona
jannieb rated for EASU: Heart Shaped ATC on Jan 30, 2020
Comment: I love the heart shaped ATC you made me. I am always so happy to receive an ATC from you. You are the best! Happy โ™ฅ Day!
Response: You are very welcome and you are always my favorite to send to cuz you like my stuff!!! Hugs, Mona
Kalalinga rated for EASU: Free Theme ATC Coin Swap #1 on Jan 24, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the super adorable ATC coin and the nice extra bits also. Loved this swap!
Response: You are very welcome. I love coins! Hugs, Mona
Comment: Love all the pink items you sent my way! Fun Mail art too! Thank you so very much!
Response: You are very welcome. I just love all the fun items around this time of the year. Hugs, Mona
Comment: Thank you for an amazing assortment of "goodies". I love everything and will definitely use all of it--most likely in my scrap booking. Thanks again!
Response: You are very welcome! Hugs, Mona
meeltje57 rated for Private Stocking Stuffer: January on Jan 11, 2020
Comment: Your beautiful box arrived this morning. I am speechless. The outside of the box is SO gorgeous, never mind what the contents is, it's the most beautiful swap ever already. Opening the box and removing the layers of very nice tissue paper makes my breath stop for quite a while. Every thing looks so perfect, so carefully chosen and made. I've ran out of superlatives to express my astonishment, joy and gratitude. This is such a splendid box of goodies. Do you realize how special this is, to send me all this goodness in a private swap?? Thank you a million times for having this swap with me and all the effort you took to make me this present. So,so very nice, LOVE it ๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’›โค๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’›โค๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’›โค๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿ’•
Response: You are very welcome. I always enjoy international swaps and making new connections. Swap-Bot gives me that art/craft outlet I love to do in my spare time. I am so happy you enjoyed it. I look forward to swapping again. Hugs, Mona
2Hearts rated for Fast Blind Swap 7 on Jan 11, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the nice swap!
Response: You are very welcome. Happy New Year! Hugs, Mona
Comment: Thank you so much for the beautiful sunshine pc. Happy New Year.
Response: Same to you and I look forward to another year of swapping. Hugs, Mona
Comment: Got my package, wrapped so pretty. Thank you also for the wonderful dishcloth,I love it. No promises that I won't open it early. ๐Ÿ˜Š I love my watercolor paint set, this is my sign that I need to make something amazing with it. And I am still loving my dishcloth. Have a very Happy New Year!!!
Response: You are very welcome and wishing you a very Merry Christmas. Hugs, Mona
BeeMGee rated for AACG: Mixed Media Raven ATC on Nov 26, 2019
Comment: I really love the techniques on this card. Thank you it is fabulous.
Response: You are very welcome and Happy Holidays to you. Hugs, Mona

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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 รฐลธโ€™โ€“รฐลธโ€™โ€“รฐลธโ€™โ€“

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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