Swap-bot Time: February 5, 2023 2:57 pm


Date Joined: September 12, 2008
Last Online: February 4, 2023
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.


uiltje rated for AMA: Inkbox card - 23 on Jan 17, 2023
Comment: Thank you so much for this beautiful Inkboxcard. It makes fun to create them. Maybe I need some new reading glasses, but I can't find the number 23 on it. (I will not tell anybody) Wormerveer, of all places. It was no problem at all to find the B&B over there. What a great way to stay there!
Response: Thank you and so glad it found its way to you. Please find a second on its way as I am so sorry I missed the 23. It makes me happy that you saw the B&B. there. Hugs, Mona
YooperHill rated for EASU: People ATC on Dec 3, 2022
Comment: Thank you Mona, the replacement arrived& I love it. I also ❤️ The NYC card you sent it in!
Response: You are welcome and glad it found you. Wishing you the most fabulous holiday season. Hugs, Mona
Comment: Thank you for designing such a delightful postcard and emailing the photos, I'm so sorry the post ate your PC twice! ETA: Just wanted to say a beautiful "Witch's Haunted Life" PC arrived from you and I absolutely love it, thank you so much!!
Response: Thank you for rating after 2 failed attempts. I will still be sending another soon because I want you to receive from me. Snow today!! Hugs, Mona
Comment: I just loved the notecards you sent me! Thank you for all the little extras, washi & envie seals! It was great to meet another that started early snailmailing :) If you ever want another pen pal, let me know ;)
Response: You are very welcome. I try and get some of my nieces interested! Hugs, Mona
Comment: Such a great envie! And love the little cards. Thanks for a great swap!
Response: You are welcome and I love mailart in all forms. Looking forward to swapping again. Hugs, Mona
Comment: Thank you for the variety of goodies you sent!! Such fun to open!
Response: You are very welcome and wishing you a wonderful holiday seasone. Hugs, Mona
Comment: Gorgeous postcard! Thank you so much! Going on my mantle for the rest of spook season!
Response: You are welcome and I love Sugar Skulls! Happy Halloween. Hugs, Mona
ginny19590 rated for EASU: Free Theme ATC on Oct 26, 2022
Comment: Thank you for the awesome ATC.....=)
Response: You are welcome. Happy Halloween. Hugs, Mona
Comment: Thank you for the wonderful letter in such a cute cat card. 😽 Everything you tucked inside is fun, too, especially the incredible stickers. I appreciate your thoughtful generosity, and I hope you're enjoying the autumn weather!
Response: You are welcome and happy you enjoyed. Hugs, Mona
jannieb rated for EASU: Map ATC on Oct 20, 2022
Comment: Thank you for the awesome map ATC, for being a fantastic person & great swap partner. You always get AAA+++ in my book :)
Response: Right back at you!! You are welcome my very special friend! Hugs, Mona
Onaki rated for Destash with a stamp #2 (USA) on Oct 16, 2022
Comment: Lovely set of items, thank you so much!
Response: You are very welcome and looking forward to the next ones!
mjhaertling rated for WIYM: MAKE ME A POSTCARD (NAKED) on Oct 12, 2022
Comment: Thanks for the great collaged postcard. I am imagining that this woman left her New England home to find a husband in the Midwest, but now she is not happy with her choice. So what does she do now? Admit her mistake and go back home in disgrace? Or get rid of her husband, sell the farm and go home as a widow with a satchel full of money? Only Mona knows the end of the story......
Response: And what a story it is. Now living in the lower East side of Manhattan in NY, known only as the Black Widow, another falls into her web... Happy Halloween and we should write a book! Hugs, Mona
Comment: Thanks for the happy mail ~ I love all the goodies!
Response: You are very welcome. Fun swap. Hugs, Mona
addieixmarie rated for The Dark Side DAJ 13 on Oct 7, 2022
Comment: Mona, what an incredible DAJ that you sent me for this swap! WOW! I am just utterly speechless after seeing the DAJ that you created! I love everything about it! I am also so grateful for all of the extras and things you included as well:) I am super happy and excited to have your art in my DAJ and it is coming together so nicely! What a lovely addition! It is just perfect in every single way. Thank you so so much for everything! I am so appreciative<3 Have a wonderful spooky season!!
Response: You are very welcome and I am so glad you enjoyed it. These were new to me just months ago and I have fallen in love making them. Thank you for the lovely comments as well. May you have a hauntingly spooky time on Halloween. Hugs, Mona
di53 rated for Brighten My Week Notecard September #2 on Oct 4, 2022
Comment: Thank you so much. I love everything you sent, especially. The notecard with matching envelope! Thanks again!
Response: You are very welcome. Enjoy the fall season and holidays. Hugs, Mona
heliogal rated for Halloween Witch Postcard swap on Oct 4, 2022
Comment: Sorry to rate late! Busy, busy month! I absolutely loved everything you did for this swap!! The postcard image was so up my alley I love vintage Halloween things and the super witchy Halloween poem so wonderful!! This will go in my to keep forever box!! Thank you so much for a fabulous swap!!
Response: Thank you for the wonderful comment and enjoy many of the same things. Happy Hauntings, Mona
Jillemina rated for Destash with a stamp #3 (USA) on Oct 1, 2022
Comment: LOVE! Thank you so much for brightening my day!
Response: You are welcome. Happy Fall!!! Hugs, Mona
Comment: First, the envelope is so awesome that I didn’t want to open it or damage it. I love all of the surprises inside. Thanks!
Response: You are very welcome and bring on Halloween! Hugs, Mona
Comment: What an amazing swap! Thank you so much for all the wonderful enclosures and cute card! I loved everything you sent!!
Response: You are very welcome and let the spooky stuff start! Hugs, Mona
Comment: thank you for the halloween postcard and wishes!
Response: You are welcome and Happy Halloween. Hugs, Mona

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rainydayangie on Oct 31, 2022:

Thank you SO much for the super fun Halloween advent you put together for me! It was so exciting to have those gifts to open, and they were so perfect! All the hearts!

alittledabble on Sep 6, 2021:

I was going through my old swaps and letters, and while I did give you a heart for the Un-birthday card you sent me, I never properly thanked you specifically for the amazing collection of blue-themed vintage stamps you included on the envelope. I adore vintage stamps, and your lettering is lovely too! Thanks again!

YooperHill on Jul 6, 2021:

Thank you for the words you left on my profile! http://www.swap-bot.com/swap/show/317437

wolfeagle on Dec 30, 2020:


lou on Sep 9, 2020:

Happy nearly 12 years, so glad you are here!

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 💖💖💖

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