Swap-bot Time: November 14, 2018 7:21 am


Date Joined: September 12, 2008
Last Online: November 13, 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.


Comment: Thanks for this spectacular sunny postcard! This one should be on the CBS show for sure! I cannot believe that you already have snow in Kansas! We only have snow in the tops of our high mountains so far. We have only had one hard freeze so far and it is 46 degrees right now, at 0200.Our weather is so much different than when we lived in Wisconsin. We would have a couple feet of snow now. Hugs from Alaska, Sherry
Comment: Again, I hit the partner lottery with you. LOVE the hand drawn lady, Love her! Always a beautiful, thoughtful swap from you. I'm glad you make time to create. Thanks for all the goodies, too. P.S. I have your wonderful fish on my desk since 2011. β™₯β™₯β™₯
Response: You are so very welcome and glad you enjoyed her. How special that you still have the fish laying around. That just warms my heart. Wishing you the very best this holiday season. Hugs, Mona
Comment: Hi Mona, It is nice to meet you here at swap-bot! Thanks for the wonderful coin you made for me!! I am loving the new coin swaps also. Thanks for all the great extras!!
Response: You are very welcome and happy you enjoyed your coin. Looking forward to the holiday themed ones! Hugs, Mona
Anettethhjertnes rated for Bot What? on Oct 29, 2018
Comment: Beautifuly made
Response: Thank you so much. Happy Halloween!
delonewolf rated for EASU Polka Dotted ATC Swap on Oct 25, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the awesome card!
Response: Your very welcome and have a fabulous Halloween. Hugs, Mona
wolfeagle rated for Circles, Circles, Everywhere on Oct 24, 2018
Comment: Thank you so much. I always Love your swaps, and feel lucky when I'm your partner. What makes some of the dots on the envie shiny and raised? I know the theme was simply circles...but you've made them really special.
Response: So glad you enjoyed the swap. I actually used 3D Mod Podge. I love the product and use it on many things! Hugs, Mona
Comment: Thanks for the card and all the neat goodies!!
Response: Your very welcome and wishing you a very happy birthday. Hugs, Mona
Comment: Thanks for the beautiful fall-color postcard!
Response: Your welcome and Happy Halloween!
Comment: WOW. Thanks for the awesome ATC and all the Halloween goodies! I love whatever you did for the shading around the edges. Very neat and pretty!
Response: Your very welcome and glad you enjoyed it. I used distressed ink around the edges with a finger sponge. Have a spooktacular Halloween. Hugs, Mona
kfaye rated for Boo Box - The Big One! on Oct 17, 2018
Comment: Oh my goodness, you didn't have to start the box all over for me...but, I really do LOVE it! <3 Happy Halloween :D
Response: I am so happy you love it and wishing you a spooktacular time on Halloween. Hugs, Mona
Comment: Thanks! for the card and goodies. Tis a wonderful send. Extra hearts!
Response: Your very welcome and hope you can use some of the items! Hugs, Mona
ava78 rated for Halloween Card Swap #3 on Oct 11, 2018
Comment: Thank you
Response: Your welcome and wishing you a Spooktacular Halloween! Hugs, Mona
Comment: Thanks so much for the awesome cat ATC! It's fantastic. Love the extras too. :-)
Response: Your welcome. Thank my cat for setting still lol! Hugs, Mona
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful and colorful doodle ATC coin! Love it!
Response: As always your very welcome and look forward to the next! Hugs, Mona
jenidleman rated for EASU: Halloween Art Swap on Oct 9, 2018
Comment: Thank you so much for the fantastic package! The coins are going right into my Halloween pocket page for this year, they're so great! I can't wait to use some of these extras in future projects! <3 <3 <3
Response: You are very welcome and I find I just love making the coins better than the card. Have a Spooktacular Halloween. Hugs, Mona
Comment: Thanks for this gorgeous sunny PC! 2 from you in Oct! Yay! Hope you are having fun making these! Hugs from Alaska, Sherry
Response: Your very welcome and I do love making them! Hugs, Mona
Lazydaisy0104 rated for Halloween ATC on Oct 7, 2018
Comment: Holy cow!!! 😱 opening your mail was like a spooky Christmas present haha. Your atc was phenomenal and I’m blown away by your artistic abilities. Sooo jealous 😁 I love all my goodies and I’ve never seen Halloween playing cards!!! Thank you for everything I love it.
Response: Your very welcome and so glad you enjoyed your package. Wishing you a spooktacular Halloween and Fall! Hugs, Mona
Briarstitch84 rated for Halloween Card Swap #4 on Oct 7, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the cute card and all the goodies!! Fun!
Response: Your very welcome and hope your Halloween is Spooktacular! Hugs, Mona
Ac2052 rated for Vintage Hallowe'en on Oct 5, 2018
Comment: What a fantastic swap! I loved everything about it- from the amazing ATC to the super fun extras! Thank you for being a marvelous swap partner!
Response: Your very welcome and glad you enjoyed it. There is just a feeling of nostalgia with vintage Halloween. Hugs, Mona
Comment: Thanks for this wonderful sunny PC! It really brightened a cloudy, rainy day! I love the colors! Oh, craft sales! That's one thing I really miss!!! Hugs from Alaska, Sherry
Response: Your very welcome and I love sending to you. May your holiday season be the best yet. Hugs, Mona

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CurlyTea on Oct 31, 2018:

Happy Halloween!

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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