Swap-bot Time: July 19, 2018 8:21 am


Date Joined: September 12, 2008
Last Online: July 18, 2018
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.


Manurnakey rated for IS: Summertime postcard on Jul 13, 2018
Comment: Hello Fellow Kansan :) What an awesome postcard. I love your artistic style - and the kitty is FABULOUS. I'm putting this postcard in my special inspirational collection, so I can look at it when I need to feel inspired. Just lovely!!!
Response: You are very welcome and I was thrilled to run across another Kansan. Hope to swap again. Hugs, Mona
fbresnah rated for CPG: Handmade Postcard - USA on Jul 13, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the gorgeous sunflower card! Stay cool!
Response: Your very welcome and am running the air full blast! Happy you enjoyed your pc. Hugs, Mona
Angie rated for Intl-Here Comes the Sun-July on Jul 11, 2018
Comment: Yay! Thank you for the very cool postcard! It is really fabulous! Wow! 100 degrees? Yikes. Lately I've been enjoying the air conditioning as my primary method of dealing with the heat. It's fun though to walk the dogs in the early morning or late-late night to miss the heat. They like it too. Thanks again for the really cool card! XO
Response: You are very welcome and glad you enjoyed the sunshine. We are sure not enjoying the sunshine here, still horribly hot! Hugs, Mona
kfaye rated for Halloween Cornucopia + Goodies inside on Jul 10, 2018
Comment: So fun! Thank you :D
Response: Your very welcome. Glad it arrived and that you are enjoying it. Hugs, Mona
vanneparis rated for MMPC - Mixed Media Postcard on Jul 10, 2018
Comment: Hi Mona -Thanks so much for the wonderful Mixed Media PC. I love all the layers and techniques! Thank you for a very special swap. Take Care -Vanne
Response: Your very welcome and so glad you enjoyed it. I could play all day! Hugs, Mona
BeckyG56 rated for USA-Here Comes The Sun-July on Jul 2, 2018
Comment: Thank you so much for this wonderful piece of artwork! Love it!!!
Response: Your very welcome. I will have to switch up my style for you when we are partnered again. Hugs, Mona
Comment: Just beautiful! I’m liking this new coin format, too. Thanks for my wonderful, very first artist trading coin and the great papers, too. It’s a happy mail day 💕
Response: Your very welcome. It was my first making one and I love the idea of the coins! Hugs, Mona
ginny19590 rated for EASU: Colorful Doodle ATC Swap on Jun 29, 2018
Comment: Thank you so very much, I loved everything. I really love the tiny miniature stuff.....=)
Response: Your very welcome and glad you enjoyed it. I could doodle all day! Hugs, Mona
heatherkm rated for Intl: Here Comes The Sun-June on Jun 23, 2018
Comment: I super love your sun postcard. What a fun style. You couldn't have done it better :)
Response: Your very welcome you glad you enjoyed a little sunshine from Kansas! Hugs, Mona
Response: Happy Summer! Thanks for the rating. Hugs, Mona
georgiafae rated for EASU: Altered Mona Lisa ATC on Jun 19, 2018
Comment: OH! I love it-what a fun hip look for Mona! Thanks also for the great extra goodies-always a pleasure to swap with you-thanks for sharing!
Response: Your very welcome and so glad you liked what I did with her. I have seen several of her and I love them. Hugs, Mona
Comment: Thank you for your lovely mail! And now have wonderful start into the new week
Response: Your very welcome and wishing you a fabulous week. Hugs, Mona
elflady rated for Intl: Here Comes the Sun-Apr on Jun 12, 2018
Comment: Wow what a lovely sunny postcard. I love,love,love it.great work. Warm regards elflady
Response: You are very welcome and so glad it found you! Hugs, Mona
Comment: thanks for a really cool package!!
Response: Your very welcome. Hugs, Mona
1koolkrafter rated for WIYM: Blind Envie Swap #6 on Jun 9, 2018
Comment: I loved everything ! Thanks
Response: Your welcome and so glad there was something in the envie you could use. Hugs, Mona
BeckyG56 rated for USA: Here Comes The Sun-June on Jun 8, 2018
Comment: Beautiful sun! I love all the colors and details! Thanks so much for this addition to my sun card collection!
Response: Your very welcome and glad you enjoyed it. Love this series! Hugs, Mona
Comment: Gorgeous card & adorable envie. Thank you.
Response: Your very welcome and glad you enjoyed it. Hugs, Mona
colodad rated for IS ~ Pick 3 Spring ~ USA on Jun 1, 2018
Comment: thank you for a wonderful swap, you were very generous with what you sent. Love everything you sent. The envelope was also nicely done!!
Response: Your very welcome as always. Hope your holiday weekend was great! Mona
Comment: Omg!!! Please forgive me, I totally lost my mind...I thought I'd rated you for this swap...I'm so very sorry...I have placed my giftie in my sock till Yule, and it smells awesome. Thank you so much, and again I am so sorry...
Response: You are very welcome and no problem at all. Hope your holiday weekend was restful. Blessings, Mona
Comment: What a cool ATC! And thanks for the great goodies! I’m going to decorate my sewing machine case with some of the Halloween stickers :D
Response: Your welcome and so glad you enjoyed it. I love Poe. Hugs, Mona

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CurlyTea on Jul 17, 2018:

Happy Birthday!

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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