Swap-bot Time: September 26, 2017 1:06 pm


Date Joined: September 12, 2008
Last Online: September 26, 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.


Lonestarchild rated for WIYM:Halloween Countdown #11 on Sep 25, 2017
Comment: Such a cute envie! Can't wait to see what's inside! Will make myself wait till Oct. Thank you!
Response: Your very welcome and I hope you have tons of fun opening all your envies. Hugs, Mona
LizzyJo rated for WIYM: Halloween Countdown #13 on Sep 25, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the awesome swap! I love the envie, presentation and all the goodies.
Response: You are very welcome and so glad you enjoyed it. Having lots of fun with this! Happy Halloween. Hugs, Mona
Comment: What can I say, what you sent me is AMAZING! One of the nicest ATCs I have ever received and such lovely extras too. Thank you! I'll be saving the envelope as well.
Response: Your very welcome and thank you for the lovely comments. Frank is my favorite of all time! Hugs, Mona
tcornell rated for WIYM: Halloween Countdown #12 on Sep 23, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the fun package! I love everything :)
Response: Your welcome. What fun this is looking at so many members style! Happy Halloween. Hugs, Mona
Comment: As always, super thrilled to get a swap from you! LOVE the coasters! and all the other lovely things to decorate my home with! Thanks so much!!!
Response: Your very welcome. I hope you enjoy the vintage style swag. I fell in love with it! Hugs, Mona
ariestess rated for Halloween Card (flat mail) on Sep 21, 2017
Comment: Thank you so much for the lovely card and the extra goodies! I love the envelope so much that I'm putting it in my journal for October.
Response: Your welcome and that is such a sweet compliment! Happy Halloween! Mona
krspellman rated for HS: Halloween Mug Rug USA on Sep 21, 2017
Comment: Oh my gosh, thank you so much! This is my first mug rug ever and I love it, and thanks so much for the towel and teas as well. <3
Response: Your welcome and I hope you take the time to slow down and sip on some tea with your feet up! Hugs, Mona
toni rated for Happy Notecard September #2 on Sep 21, 2017
Comment: lovely! thank you! Wow, you sent twice and the second one was even better! Thanks!
Response: Your very welcome. Happy autumn! Hugs, Mona
dartha rated for WIYM: Halloween Countdown #7 on Sep 19, 2017
Comment: Thank you Mona for the cool card (love the rat sticker) and all the cool Halloween things for my Halloween mini book! Especially love the B Positive sticker - so cute! thank you, darla
Response: Your very welcome and glad you can use some of the items! Trick or Treat! Hugs, Mona
luluvision rated for Halloween Mail ART on Sep 19, 2017
Comment: MONA! What an amazing piece of mail art! I love everything about it!! Thank you so much!!
Response: Your very welcome and so glad you are enjoying the piece. I had fun with him and ready for the next! Hugs, Mona
Rabbitfreedom rated for Scare my mail carrier on Sep 16, 2017
Comment: Oh, this was amazing - how exciting to see this wonderful work of art it my mailbox, I knew right away it was yours! Thanks for the great goodies as well!
Response: Your very welcome and what fun I am having with all the Halloween swaps! Hugs, Mona
Comment: I received your package today and, although I can't speak to the contents as it's too early, I love the way you packaged everything and am SUPER excited to start tearing into it!!! The few unwrapped items are awesome so I'm sure I'll love my 13 days of presents 🎁🎁🎁🎁🎁😍 Plus, today is my birthday so it was extra special that I got such an amazing swap today 😘💞💕 Thank you for making today even more special 💙💚💛💜
Response: You are very welcome and happy it found its way to you so fast! Enjoy the prezzies and enjoy the holiday. Make it Spookracular! Hugs, Mona
Comment: oh my goodness this was a wonderful swap, completely blew me away. Thank you for the wonderful box, the selection of goodies inside and for the amazing packaging of the whole swap.
Response: You are very welcome and so glad you are enjoying it. I love packing little boxes as my grandma always did our Christmas boxes that way. Many blessings for the holiday season starting with our beloved HALLOWEEN!!!! Hugs, Mona
Victorianna60 rated for WIYM: Handmade PC Swap -USA- on Aug 29, 2017
Comment: Love the 70's PC ! The 70's was were the best times of my life . I am going to put a magnet on it and put it on my fridge !
Response: Yeah, so glad the second one made it and that you enjoyed it. I will always be a 70's girl. Hugs, Mona
Toby2017 rated for Whooo are Yoooouuuu? on Aug 26, 2017
Comment: I can not thank you enough for the awesome mail I got today from you!!! The envelope was gorgeous!!! I wish I could draw like that!!! LOVED the note card and stickers and your letter was so very interesting!! Yes, bring Halloween on!!!!!
Response: Your very welcome and so glad you enjoyed it. I love doing mail art! Hugs, Mona
Rabbitfreedom rated for Halloween Whimsey Jar - USA on Aug 16, 2017
Comment: Oh my, this jar was just absolutely beatiful!! Thanks for a work of art and for all the wonderful treats inside!
Response: Your very welcome and so glad you enjoy it. I so love my Halloween! Here's to a spookrific holiday! Hugs, Mona
Comment: Oh my ! This is one if the best swaps I've ever gotten. I loved how creative you were ( the skeleton is fabulous !) and you really spoiled me with all the awesome gifts. Thank you !!!!
Response: You are very welcome. I just love Halloween and glad it's time for all the Halloween swaps! Bring on the spooky! Hugs, Mona
Suncloud rated for 1 + 1 July on Aug 9, 2017
Comment: Thank you so much for the lovely postcard. I really like it. The time and effort you put into creating it shows. You are very talented. It made my day.
Response: Your very welcome and glad you liked it. I could set at my desk 24 hours a day if I could. Hugs, Mona
mjhaertling rated for USA-Hearts PC-August on Aug 6, 2017
Comment: Thanks for the beautiful card. Each of the cards I have received in this series is very unique. We had so pretty oppressive heat, too, but not that hot. Now we've had about a week of beautiful weather.
Response: Your welcome and we are also sharing in the cool weather! Hugs, Mona
Comment: Squeeeeee, thank you for the awesome swap. I LOVE the little purse! :)
Response: You are welcome and glad you liked it. It is a little prototype pattern I am working on. Happy new group to us! Hugs, Mona

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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 💖💖💖

mgallardo68 on Jul 24, 2017:

Sent you a message, please check your inbox :-)

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

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...

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