Swap-bot Time: October 23, 2019 1:30 pm


Date Joined: September 12, 2008
Last Online: October 23, 2019
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.


Comment: This Halloween ATC definitely reinforces my clownophobia! :D https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RbC_HNHQ9JY
Response: Yikes! I should have chosen better. Happy Halloween and wishing you tons of fun! Hugs, Mona
marymary914 rated for EASU: Halloween ATC Swap on Oct 14, 2019
Comment: What a great ATC! And thanks for the extras!!
Response: Your welcome and wishing you a Spooktacular Halloween! Hugs, Mona
Comment: Thank you for the lovely postcard. Happy Halloween!
Response: You are welcome and wishing you a Spooktacular Halloween. Hugs, Mona
Comment: I'm going to do my best to save this stocking stuffer until Christmas, but it is so dang cute, I'm afraid I'll give in...lol! LOVE how you used a tea towel to wrap everything---great idea that I may have to "borrow"! Thank you for participating and sending a swap that I know will be "spook-tacular"!
Response: You are welcome and I just love these Halloween swaps. Hugs, Mona
TwinMom rated for Trick or Treat bag filler 9/19 on Oct 9, 2019
Comment: Thank you! It's in my treat bag til Halloween...
Response: Yeah! What fun we will all have opening our treat bags! Hugs, Mona
Comment: WOW!! Mona! Thank you for an extra special AWESOME Halloween decorated envie swap!! I loved all of the items you sent and loved the fun decorated envie! Thank you for being an awesome swap partner! :D
Response: You are so welcome and let the count down to Halloween begin! Hugs, Mona
Comment: Thank you for the card and all the fun goodies :)
Response: Your welcome and may your Halloween be full of frights and friends! Hugs, Mona
mle rated for Magical Bits Envie #6 (by: Helena8664) on Oct 4, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the sweet package!
Response: Your welcome. Have a Spooktacular Halloween. Hugs, Mona
kertasborneo rated for Christmas in July: Card Swap on Oct 4, 2019
Comment: Extra loves for extra thoughts! Thank you Mona!
Response: Yeah! I am glad one found its way to you. Hope we are partners again. Hugs, Mona
lockerelf rated for Simple Halloween Postcard Swap! on Oct 3, 2019
Comment: Super cute! Thanks!
Response: ou are very welcome and Happy Halloween! Hugs, Mona
luluvision rated for HMPC: Halloween Theme on Oct 2, 2019
Comment: Another great piece from you Mona! Thank you so much! I love it! Frank looks fantastic!!
Response: You are very welcome. I love me some Frankie! Hugs, Mona
Comment: Mona- such a cute card & SO many goodies
Response: Thank you and happy you enjoyed it. So many fun things this time of the year. Have a spooky good time. Hugs, Mona
Disneydezi rated for Simple Halloween Postcard Swap! on Sep 27, 2019
Comment: Loved your PC and the stamped skeleton and vintage stamp!!! Love those jack o lantern pumpkins.
Response: You are welcome and have a Spooktacular Halloween. Hugs, Mona
Comment: Amazing Frankie!
Response: Thank you! He is my go-to man! Hugs, Mona
jannieb rated for EASU: Free Theme ATC Swap on Sep 26, 2019
Comment: Oh Mona, another wonderfully awesome ATC from you to add to my collection. I always show off your work & everyone here loved it. The Green man stamp looked great on the envelope! Take care :)
Response: You are welcome and I love when I have you as my partner! This is always such a fun time at swap-bot! Hugs, Mona
ChinaCat rated for 13 Things Halloween Scavenger Hunt on Sep 26, 2019
Comment: What a great assortment of awesomeness! I'm thrilled with everything and I just want to keep it all wrapped for awhile and enjoy looking at the packaging. =) Thank you so much Mona for such a generous and delightful swap. I had seen the eyeballs at Michael's and really wanted one, and now I have one! xo
Response: You are very welcome. I had to buy one for myself I loved them so much. Wishing you a Spooktacular time! Hugs, Mona
FLWAVE rated for Simple Halloween Postcard Swap! on Sep 24, 2019
Comment: Thanks for the vintage Halloween image PC. Halloween will be here before we know it. ;-)
Response: You are welcome and I am counting down the days. Hugs, Mona
Comment: As usual, your art always wows me! Loved what you created for me for this swap! Thank you so much!
Response: Glad you enjoyed it and always love having you for a partner. Hugs, Mona
debbiespoms rated for Simple Halloween Postcard Swap! on Sep 23, 2019
Comment: Thank you Mona for the awesome Halloween postcard. Love it and the Halloween quote too! Happy Halloween!
Response: Your very welcome and let the count down to Halloween begin! Hugs, Mona
Comment: Super cuteness! Thank you for the Vintage style Halloween pc!! <3 Love the poem too!! xx Gabi
Response: Your welcome and we ghouls have to stick together. Hugs, Mona

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lou on Sep 21, 2019:

Happy 11 years (almost), glad you’re 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

wolfeagle on Apr 3, 2019:


Thank you for the lovely postcard, featuring the Luther Standing Bear quote. It is a great use of the mystery supply item.

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.

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