Swap-bot Time: July 27, 2017 1:53 pm


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


KathleenHope rated for USA-Hearts PC-July on Jul 16, 2017
Comment: What a lovely job you did on this postcard, I just love it 💖💖💖
Response: Your very welcome. So sorry the first did not find you. Looking forward to more heart swaps. Hugs, Mona
Comment: Oh my gosh! I've promised myself not to open any of these until Halloween, but this is going to be really hard! The box is lovely, and so is the little tag! Thanks so much!
Response: Your very welcome and Halloween cannot come soon enough! Hugs, Mona
auralily rated for JULY Magickal Stocking Stuffer on Jul 11, 2017
Comment: Thank you so much! It's so hard to wait for the holidays to open it, but I'm going to try my best :)
Response: Your welcome and I know what you mean! Hugs, Mona
Comment: Thank you so much! I'm absolutely in love with the box you wrapped it in, but I'm going to try to hold in my curiosity and open it closer to Halloween :)
Response: Your welcome. I have so many wrapped goodies I won't know where to start. Stay strong!
dawnielynn rated for EASU: June Free Theme ATC Swap on Jul 7, 2017
Comment: Thanks for the great ATC, envie and goodies Mona!
Response: Your very welcome and glad you enjoyed it. Hugs, Mona
Jjean rated for WIYM: Send 4 Swap -USA- on Jul 7, 2017
Comment: Thank you for such interesting items...I will use them in my Journal....The PC's I have never seen before, the photos, wow so interesting, well all of it as I stated above...Thank you.
Response: Your welcome and hope you can find a little inspiration in some of it. Hugs, Mona
Comment: This is AWESOME! It is definitely going on my display wall. Thank you.
Response: Your very welcome! Hugs, Mona
susiescottsdale rated for July Birthday Girl Cards on Jul 1, 2017
Comment: Hello! I got the Bday card today and the envelope you sent with all that zentangle you did is wonderful! Thank you for all the great goodies you sent too, I love everything! Those vintage decals (VW bus is my fav) are cool, and so are the 2 pkgs of stickers are so pretty! I also love the note cards you sent! Thank you for joining my swap! -D
Response: Your very welcome and I am so happy you enjoyed your envie. Wishing you the best birthday yet. Hugs, Mona
Comment: WOW!! Thank you for alll the great postcards and the super cute stickers!!! You made my day!!! Have a lovely day!! Shelley
Response: Your very welcome and so glad you are happy with your items. Have a fabulous weekend. Hugs, Mona
auralily rated for July Birthday Girl Swap on Jun 29, 2017
Comment: Thank you so much! I'm saving the wrapped gifts to open on my birthday, but I love the fox bag and clips :)
Response: Your welcome and celebrate like no other! Hugs, Mona
kfaye rated for Magickal Mail on Jun 29, 2017
Comment: Thank you so much for the beautiful Autumn bag with patchouli oil, incense, cat necklace & stones. Everything is magickal & lovely :)
Response: Your very welcome and many blessings, Mona
MB rated for July Birthday Surprise on Jun 27, 2017
Comment: I received your package and am waiting to open it until my birthday, July 10! Thank you for sending!!!!
Response: Your welcome and hope your birthday is fabulous. Hugs, Mona
juhninja rated for Ephemera Envelope: June -USA- on Jun 26, 2017
Comment: This ephemera pack was amazzinggg! Thank you so much!
Response: Your very welcome and hope you find a little inspiration. Hugs, Mona
Comment: Thank you so much! The package is fantastic and I'm so curious, but I'm going to try to save it to open at Halloween :)
Response: Your very welcome and good luck saving I. The kid in me says to take a look! Hugs, Mona
Ajijic rated for TIAZ: Tags in a Baggie on Jun 21, 2017
Comment: Thank you Mona! You are so generous. I loved the way you packaged this swap. BC
Response: Your welcome. Hope you can use a few. Hugs, Mona
ChrisAnne rated for IS ~ HM PC #12 ~ SNAIL MAIL on Jun 21, 2017
Comment: Absolutely beautiful card! You do great work. Where did you get the stamp or print that you use on the back? I would love to steal it.
Response: Your very welcome and glad you liked it. I made the backs on my computer then I print them and attach the art work.. Hugs, Mona
Comment: Got your package taped up and going to see if I can wait until Halloween...... I say good luck with that!!!!!!! Thanks for quick send.
Response: Your very welcome but we are all kids when it comes to wrapped prezzies! Hugs, Mona
Fabriqueen rated for Random Weekend Envelope on Jun 14, 2017
Comment: Thank you so much for all the wonderful goodies! Hugs, Diane
Response: Your very welcome. Hugs, Mona
LunaMoody rated for July Birthday Profile Based Gift on Jun 14, 2017
Comment: Thank you. I look forward to opening it soon.
Response: Wishing you an extra special birthday. Hugs, Mona
kaypendragon rated for 3 Things In An Envelope #4 on Jun 10, 2017
Comment: Wonderful things! I particularly love the coloring postcards.
Response: So happy you found a little fun in your envie! Hugs, Mona

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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 💖💖💖

CurlyTea on Jul 25, 2017:

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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