Swap-bot Time: September 19, 2018 9:35 am


Date Joined: September 12, 2008
Last Online: September 18, 2018
Birthday: July 16
Country: United States
My Flickr Photos

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.


goosey rated for Sugar Skull ATC on Sep 17, 2018
Comment: awesome sugar skull atc and skull bits and pieces! many thanks!!
Response: Your very welcome. Hugs, Mona
Rabbitfreedom rated for Halloween Envie swap on Sep 17, 2018
Comment: Yay! What a wonderful envelope filled with wonderful goodies. Always such a pleasure to swap with you!! Hope we get to do it again soon! Thank you!
Response: Your very welcome as always and I am sure we will enjoy several Halloween swaps together! Hugs, Mona
1creativemama rated for Black CAT swap on Sep 17, 2018
Comment: Mona! You totally spoiled me rotten! I LOVE every single item, the Halloween box, the way you wrapped it all! I'm so ready to start decorating for Halloween! I am having a cup of that yummy smelling coffee as soon as i finish rating you ! Awesome swap! Thank you again,Happy Halloween! Blessings, Heidi
Response: You are very welcome and I am so happy so will drink the coffee. Have a spooktacular fall! Hugs, Mona
elflady rated for Intl: Here Comes The Sun-Sept on Sep 16, 2018
Comment: What another lovely card .I am so lucky to have you as a partner. Do you use paint or pens to colour ? I only use pencils as I can work well with those. Paint seems to make me feel rather timid. Thanks again . elflady
Response: You are very welcome and my pleasure to send to you. I mostly use Sharpie markers on my postcards. I am happy you enjoy them. Hugs, Mona
YooperHill rated for MMPC - Tim Holtz Distress Ink PC on Sep 16, 2018
Comment: Yummy! Thank you.
Response: Your very welcome. Hugs, Mona
RetroChik rated for Black Envie Mail Art-USA on Sep 14, 2018
Comment: Love the envie! Thank you!
Response: Your very welcome. Thank you for the rating. Hugs, Mona
abshanghai rated for Christmas Card In July on Sep 7, 2018
Comment: Thank you for this Christmas card!!! Cannot wait for Christmas to come. And thank you so much for the extra goodies as these are perfect for my December Daily project.
Response: Your very welcome. I am happy it found its way to you. Wishing you a warm felt holiday season. Hugs, Mona
Comment: Thanks for this gorgeous PC! It brightened a gloomy day! I will trade you some of your heat for our cool! It has been 40-50 for the past week. Hugs from Alaska, Sherry
Response: I would love to trade you weather! Glad you enjoyed the card Sherry. Hugs, Mona
Comment: OMG Mona! I love this coin. It is so fabulous. I saw it on your Flickr pics & wished it were mine & now it is. Once again you put a big smile on my face. Take care ♥
Response: As always you are very welcome. I am lovin what your also doing! Hugs, Mona
wolfeagle rated for AMA: Sender's Choice Mail Art on Aug 25, 2018
Comment: What a wonderful envelope. Thank you. I'm excited for Halloween season as well. (Yes, it's a season. I know Some people may think it's only a day. ;D)
Response: Yes, Halloween is a seasone!!! Glad you enjoyed it. Hugs, Mona
jeka396 rated for WIYM ~ Cover My Envelope SWAP! on Aug 24, 2018
Comment: What a beautiful envie, I totally loved it and so did my kids! Thank you for putting so much effort into the envie and sending nice goodies!!
Response: Your very welcome and so glad you enjoyed it. I could doodle for days! Hugs, Mona
CajunLady rated for Halloween Postcard #2 on Aug 23, 2018
Comment: great pc and stamps!
Response: Your welcome and glad you enjoyed it. Hugs, Mona
Comment: GREAT ATcoin. love the bold colors and wording. What did you use to color this with, markers? Your extras were also wonderful. We had some bad weather, but no flooding. Having the roof inspected this afternoon. thank you for another great swap.
Response: Your welcome and glad you enjoyed it. I used watercolor and Sharpie. Hugs, Mona
CraftyCathy31 rated for Halloween Rosette on a Stick on Aug 22, 2018
Comment: You made an excellent Halloween on a stick. Great job for your first one! I’m putting mine in my Halloween corner of my craft room!Thanks!💖❤️✂️ I also appreciate all the goodies😍❤️
Response: Your very welcome and so glad you enjoyed it! I also have a Halloween corner in my art room and it is taking over! Bring on Halloween. Hugs, Mona
polyk rated for HMPC: Sender's Choice Postcard-August on Aug 12, 2018
Comment: Omg! I LOVE this PC! I remember reading that book when it came out- awesome!! lol Hope it cools down for you soon! It’s honestly not much better here!
Response: Yeah! I loved it myself and glad you enjoyed it. Still waiting for a cool down lol! Hugs, Mona
peaceandlove rated for Goodies 4 ME & YOU!!! August on Aug 12, 2018
Comment: This was a perfect swap! I loved the artwork on the envelope, what a personal touch! The goodies were wonderful! Thank you ! ! !
Response: You are so welcome and wishing you a blessed day of peace and love! Hugs, Mona
Comment: Love this postcard. It is going to be great in the finished piece. Thank you.
Response: Your very welcome. I would love to see your finished piece. I am also going to do a framed piece of art. Hugs, Mona
Comment: Lucky me to get another one of your wonderful suns. I know I have at least 2 now. Are these done with markers or paint? They are so bright and imaginative. Sorry for the late rate.
Response: Your are very welcome. I use Sharpies and Copic markers. Shine on! Hugs, Mona
SharMarie513 rated for Halloween Postcard #1 on Aug 6, 2018
Comment: I love the postcard, thank you! I work at Michaels, we have some really cool Halloween stuff out! Happy Halloween and Happy Fall to you!
Response: Your very welcome. Sounds like I need to make a trip to Michaels! Hugs, Mona
dobie256 rated for New-Artist Trading Coin on Jul 31, 2018
Comment: Thanks so much for such a fab swap package. Your coins are gorgeous. You picked two of my favorite themes and presented them beautifully. I especially like the moon one -- awesome design. These are my first ATC coins and I am excited to collect more. And thanks for all the unusual extras and the beautifully zentangled envelope. It was a pleasure receiving from you! <3<3<3
Response: You are so welcome and thank you for the lovely comments. What a fun concept of turning ATC’s into coins! I love it. Hugs, Mona

Rating Overview

Overall Hearts Stars Hosted
5.0000 2630 3 3
Completed Fives Threes Ones
2464 2743 0 0
Type 1 Type 2 Type 3 Uncategorized
5 619 1633 207
View all

Currently Hosting

  • the user is not hosting any current swaps


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.

Login to leave a comment now!