Swap-bot Time: August 22, 2017 1:21 pm


Date Joined: September 7, 2011
Last Online: August 19, 2017
Birthday: May 17
Country: United States
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About Me

Going on vacation at the end of August. Will rate when I get back!

I'm a 30-something crafty gal who lives with her hubby and large housecat in a split-level that can never stay clean.

I love to create/craft things (mostly sewing, crocheting, and ATC-ing), read, write, play computer games (love the Sims) and surf/shop on the web, and spend time with my husband. We like to travel when we can, especially to beaches. I love the ocean and hope to live much closer to it one day.

I tend to put a lot into my swaps. I always check profiles, so I seldom put together swaps until partners are assigned - I like creating things especially for the people they are going to. I always send, and put in in the box on time, so if you are expecting something from me and it hasn't shown up please let me know. I don't exactly trust the postal service - they've tossed my mail into the snow more than once!

Favorite Music

I like a lot of different music. From Journey and Def Leppard, to Evanescence and Linkin Park, and Katy Perry and Lily Allen. I love Ludo and Enigma, and most people haven't even heard of them. I also enjoy Enya and Jim Brickman. Basically I don't like heavy metal, country, or rap, but I'll give most anything else a try.

Favorite Books

I LOVE the classics. Shakespeare, Dickens, the Bronte sisters, Sir Conan Doyle, Agatha Christie, and so on and so forth. I loved Grapes of Wrath, but hated Of Mice and Men. A Farewell to Arms is one of my favorites, but I can't stand The Old Man and the Sea.

When it comes to newer works, well... I love them, too. I'm quite fond of Stephen King, though I usually don't go for sci fi. My husband and I love The Lord of the Rings. The Book Thief is great, The Help is great, Fried Green Tomatoes is great, I could go on and on.

Favorite Movies

It may seem silly, but I love Casper. I'll never be too old for that friendly ghost. The Addams Family and The Others are of a similar theme. I also love Ever After, The Phantom of the Opera, Fried Green Tomatoes, The Lord of the Rings, Back to the Future, Dirty Dancing, Robin Hood (with Kevin Costner, and also the animated Disney one)... And I love Patch Adams, Catch Me If You Can, and just about any other movie with Robin Williams or Leonardo Dicaprio. Robin was a comic genius (may he rest in peace) and Leo is so talented - not to mention adorable.

Favorite Television

I love comedies, such as Scrubs, How I Met Your Mother, and Big Bang Theory. I also like Downton Abbey, Lost, Fringe, and of course Game of Thrones. My hubby and I enjoy perusing Netflix, Amazon Prime, Hulu, and HBO way too much. If you come across a great series on one of these platforms, let me know!

Favorite Crafts

I love to sew and crochet, as well as other misc. crafts, and I do so whenever I can. I've worked in bridal before, and I do bridal alterations at home - everything from simple hems to total gown reconstruction. I usually sew clothing, but I make all sorts of things with crochet. I like to crochet while watching TV with my husband and I can take it with me when we go on trips.

I learned about ACTs through Swap-Bot and got hooked. Now I have a use for all the random items I hold onto. =0)

Stuff I Collect

I tend to collect in themes. I love the sky, the moon, stars, and rainbows. I love strawberries and wizards. And I love to collect snowflake ornaments. All snowflakes are unique, so therefore all my ornaments are different. I've also been collecting thimbles when we travel, but they can be hard to find. I'd love a thimble from your neck of the woods!

I've been collecting fabrics for a few quilts I want to eventually make (though I am terrible at them). So I'd love to do swaps for them. These fabrics are: - strawberries - snowflakes - moon/stars/night sky (especially sparkly fabrics)


In general I like cute and colorful, classic and feminine, or funny/sarcastic.

  • colors: blue, purple, green, light pink, silver, and sparkles
  • animals: moose, cats (all types)
  • holidays: Halloween and Christmas
  • seasons: fall and winter
  • yarn - particularly soft or unique yarn
  • fabric - the themes I'm collecting as well floral, polka dots... anything cute, really; or interesting fabrics; not too into fleece
  • sewing notions and supplies
  • all sorts of craft supplies and embellishments
  • decorative papers and cardstock
  • gluesticks and adhesives/tapes/washi
  • cute, fuzzy, or boot socks (not toe-socks)
  • scarves
  • frames
  • jigsaw puzzles
  • color pens
  • books - especially old or classic
  • cat-related items
  • moon/star/rainbow-related items
  • 80s cartoon-related items (Strawberry Shortcake, Rainbow Brite, and Care Bears)
  • small lotions and chapsticks/lip glosses
  • jewelry - I prefer silver and rose gold (my ears are pierced)
  • nail wraps and embellishments
  • cross stitch kits
  • address labels (we've had such bad luck with color printers!)
  • stickers
  • stationary
  • cocoa
  • teas (I'm new to them but have been trying)
  • dark chocolate


I'm not too picky, not easily offended, and can always send things on to someone else, but these are some things I'm not a fan of:

  • bugs (except for butterflies)
  • sports
  • religious items
  • sour candy/food

Swapping Fun

I've got a some fun toys for cutting out images and embroidery if you'd like to do swaps or trades for cutouts or embroidered items. Maybe you need a name embroidered for something you're sewing or would like a custom vinyl sticker to place on your car's back window? If so hit me up and we'll do a private swap!

I've also got an Amazon Prime account so I love to do swaps with other members through Amazon and save us both some shipping costs.


suzwa rated for ATC#3: The Month of August on Aug 17, 2017
Comment: Thank you for posting the story along (I have missed the next session but will be rejoining future). Unfortunately a lot of the first round's material has been water damaged or faded and is for the most part unreadable so I can only really go by your part to continue the story. EDIT: Yeah I can't quite describe it - it's just huge parts of the page on the right side are all faded really bad - I think it might have been the pen used as your pen was fine.
Response: Water damaged? I wonder what happened to it during shipping? She had written quite a lot.
Teddybear rated for ATC Flower Theme on Aug 16, 2017
Comment: Hi Anna, I received your lovely ATC and the extras. Thank you so much. The extras will definitely come in handy especially the one with the Christmas stockings. Sandy
lyzz rated for ATC 2017# 30: Rainbow -USA- on Aug 16, 2017
Comment: This Halloween deco is right up my alley. Thank you for reading my profile and including extra treasures that I love. I hope to swap with you again.
Conni59 rated for Sewing-Themed ATC (USA) on Aug 7, 2017
Comment: Thank you so much for the cute seeing atc. Love the vintage look. Thank you for the extras.
annielou rated for Private June ATC swap on Aug 4, 2017
Comment: You hit it out of the park with the ATCs and extras!! Thank you so very much. It was a privilege doing a swap with you. I hope you continue in the month by month series Im hosting. Thank you again. You do beautiful work!!
mariewilliams810 rated for Last Page Deco - August on Aug 4, 2017
Comment: Got the deco today. I will fill it with Packers soon ;)
laterdayze rated for ATC - Trees (INTL) on Aug 4, 2017
Comment: Hello Anna! I LOVE the tree ATC you made for me. You definitely read my profile well. Oh and thanks for all the stickers, love them too! :D
caf1988 rated for PICK LUCKY 7 #21 USA ! on Aug 3, 2017
Comment: Thank you for all the fabulous goodies! I've never thought of using construction paper for diecuts, but the texture is wonderful! Loving all the orange!
laterdayze rated for Quick Cat ❤︎ flat swap-USA on Aug 1, 2017
Comment: Thank you for all of the cat goodies! :)
turtles27 rated for Halloween ATCs in July! USA Only on Jul 28, 2017
Comment: Thanks so much for the great ATC and extra goodies!
kfaye rated for Fandom Stocking #7: Wonder Woman on Jul 27, 2017
Comment: Thank you so much! :D Handmade is the best!
institches rated for One Deco Book - July on Jul 27, 2017
Comment: I think this is the first time I've gotten a swap "themed" around the Deco sent...lol. Thanks for everything! Love the envelope, where did you get it?
Response: Glad you liked the package! I got the envelopes from Amazon. There are some unicorn ones in the same type that I'm considering. =0)
lambchoppy rated for 2 decos to 2 partners July on Jul 26, 2017
Comment: Thanks, Anna!
Kskollections rated for ATC #2: The month of JULY on Jul 26, 2017
Comment: Absolutely beautiful! Thanks!
Comment: Thank you for your wonderfull ATC, I really love it. And I also love the notecard you've send with it I'm a big fan of Joanne Finks work and she is one of my inspirations.
dally rated for Pick 6, send 3 (#2) on Jul 25, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the lovely selection of goodies Anna. I love the rainbow stuff, and you did great with the magazine cutouts; good selection and you even fussy-cut some! So nice and neat. ^_^
fairyduster53 rated for 2 decos to 2 partners July on Jul 24, 2017
Comment: cute decos
karunamichell rated for The BIG One -USA- on Jul 22, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the lovely card and words- I appreciate you taking the time to share!

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Evelynswap on Aug 10, 2017:

Hi! Today I am making the Flamingo ATC swap for you :)

Here is a little sneekpeak of what I am making:


Evelynswap on Aug 10, 2017:

Hi! Today I am making the Flamingo ATC swap for you :)

Here is a little sneekpeak of what I am making:


rguldy on Feb 12, 2013:

Pimp my profile Valentine Edition

sissy on Nov 12, 2011:

Hi Anna, I will be sending you the vintage Christmas card swap., I hope you like what I send you. I don't know the sickness you are suffering from but I pray you improve and can get on with living life to the full again. from sissy.

aqmaine on Sep 11, 2011:

sweettems - I tried that link I gave you. It worked for me. I'm not sure what went wrong. I copied and pasted it from the message I sent you. Try this one. http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2004/02/photogalleries/snowflakes/photo2.html

Paige1900 on Sep 11, 2011:

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for joining the N/N Colors of Halloween Swap!

LadyGuenevere on Sep 11, 2011:

I can't seem to get photos to post using image HTML tags. There must be something I'm not picking up on.

Anyhow, we'll try this again, for the Quickie Swap!


LadyGuenevere on Sep 11, 2011:

I notice you're a fan of Enya, who I also quite like, not just for her music and performance style, but general sense of artistry and love of beauty. Here's one of my favourite Enya-related photographs, from "Only Time".

GinaMarie on Sep 10, 2011:

(Profile Comments- Quickie)

I thought that since you have two cats you might appreciate this! I have cats myself and I thought it was so funny to go through and know exactly what all these were about!


aqmaine on Sep 10, 2011:

For the Quickie Swap....... This is a cool site of snowflake pictures, 8 of them!


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