Swap-bot Time: October 23, 2020 1:10 am


Date Joined: April 27, 2009
Last Online: October 21, 2020

Country: United States

About Me

My name is Rachael and I juggle working full time, raising 2 preteens and a toddler, chores and being a wife along with my mostly crafting related hobbies.

I am an avid reader-last year I read over 80 books! I will read almost any genre.

I don't have any pets, although I wish I had some cats and a dog or two. I would love to have a small farm with a few cows, a horse and a couple llamas but that would have to be after retirement in 25ish years.

I collect lots of things including: enamel pins, snow globes, fabric, notebooks/journals, notecards, postcards, cute postage stamps and ephemera/found items that might be used for a project or might sit in a box forever 😉.

Crafts & Hobbies

I enjoy most crafts-paper crafts, art projects, photo transfer-I love making ornaments out of tiles with photos transferred onto them, altered items, yarn and string projects (I can't really knit or crochet though) & just about anything that falls into my lap.

I think I spend more time collecting the supplies for projects than actually doing any of them! 'I can make that' is my usual response when I see something cute in the store, and sometimes I'll buy the stuff to make it then it usually sits in a closet or box for.ev.er!

I don't scrapbook much, although I have tons of supplies, my problem is doing the journaling I think. I have made small scale scrapbooks-altoid tin and CD case sized. I love to take the scrapbook kits and turn them into cards.

I love Found Poetry. I came across the book 'Humument' almost 20 years ago and just love looking through it every once in awhile. I would love to do a large scale project like that but so far I only do a page at a time, sometimes for ATCs, usually just because.

I love photography and would love to do that for a living. I've taken a couple classes over the years and take pictures for friends. I also love taking pictures of landscapes, flowers and animals and nature, and I want to do a series of heavy duty equipment-anytime I see a construction site I want to stop. I also like taking closeups of things especially food, eventually I'll invest in a macro lens.

I love quilting, both traditionally pieced and crazy pieced, and I just discovered EPP a little over a year ago and absolutely love it. I've never actually finished a full size quilting project! I've got at least 10 WIPs all set aside for various reasons (mostly lack of time, inspiration, motivation or interest)

When I'm not reading or attempting to craft, or thinking about crafting projects I could be doing, I enjoy cooking, baking, eating, listening to music, solving (or attempting to solve) logic problems in the penny mags, designing fabrics to print on spoonflower, editing photos & creating photo gifts. This list seems long but some of these I only get a chance to do once in awhile, I still enjoy them enough to count though :)


All colors, but especially purples.

Winnie the Pooh, especially Eeyore.





Black & White photography.

Oceans & seascapes.

Anything moon related.


Comment: Thanks for the great grape starters! Love the textures and layers. These will be fun to work on!
KaleenaMail rated for Packing Tape Transfers Swap on Oct 15, 2020
Comment: Thanks so much for the awesome packing tape transfers!! These are so cool!! I can't wait to use them!! Rating is due to late mailing and unfortunately you can't go back in time to fix that. I really do appreciate the swap though. It was otherwise done so well!!
Response: I'm glad you like them. I completely understand the reason for the three; I sent them a week late after all, I did tell you I was running late and wouldn't get to the post office until the weekend after they were due.
Comment: Great ATC - you captured the challenge I gave perfectly and I love what you created! Pretty fun koala notecard, too. Thanks.
Comment: Love the blueberries! How did you make the background? It looks like bubble wrap!
Response: It was bubble wrap, it's smaller bubbles than regular wrap, I got it in a package and saved it 'just in case'! I am glad you like it
Comment: I am wondering what is your job. I can say summer was not as I had planned. Now, fall is going too quickly.
Response: Yes fall is passing too quick! I work for an AC parts company, this year was much more hectic because of the pandemic surprisingly.
penpallingfool rated for Raccoon and a bear ATC on Oct 13, 2020
jclark1221 rated for Halloween ATC on Oct 12, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the creative ATC!
Comment: Thank you for sharing. Oh! I love Zoe and Wade too.
Comment: Thank you for joining my swap! Great job on your reading goal!
Comment: Thanks for your answers. The Paris Library has been sitting in my lockdown reading pile for a few months. I must dig it out!
Response: I really enjoyed it; I was slightly disappointed in the ending, it felt a little rushed/abrupt...tho it is a very long novel so maybe that was just in my head
messymama rated for 12 Reading Questions- Email on Oct 3, 2020
Comment: thanks for the email :)
Lotusemilia rated for 12 Reading Questions- Email on Oct 3, 2020
Comment: Thanks for your email! It was an interesting read :)
MissRich rated for Give one, get SIX! on Oct 2, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the awesome postcard! :)
tristitia rated for Halloween ATC on Oct 1, 2020
Comment: Super cute! Thank you!
Fleder rated for Let's Play Poker! on Sep 28, 2020
Comment: Thank you very much for the awesome cards. I like them. =)
britneyconley rated for Space ATC Swap on Sep 26, 2020
Comment: Thank you for sharing.
Comment: Love these starters! Can’t wait to work on them!
EleanB rated for Space ATC Swap on Sep 22, 2020
Comment: I love the moon and the sentiment. The extras are perfect too!

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arimails on Aug 10, 2020:

Haiku For You, Thanks for joining <3

Today will be good/ We will keep our heads held high/ Keep moving forward

Shion on Aug 7, 2020:

Haiku for You Swap!!!!

Summer has arrived

People are playing outside

Oh I love summer

I hope your having a great summer! lots of love from Canada.

JurassicParkerPage on Aug 6, 2020:

For the Haiku for You swap:

Stitching together

A quilt of old memories

Mapping the future

  • (sorry i didn't like how my first comment looked), Best wishes and happy swapping!
JurassicParkerPage on Aug 6, 2020:

For the Haiku for You swap: Stitching together A quilt of old memories Mapping the future

Best wishes and happy swapping!

brandid79 on Jul 23, 2009:

I want to say I have thoroughly enjoyed the Spongebob Series ATCs! I will be sad that the last one is coming up! Thanks for doing this series it has been lots of fun!!

djmom11 on Jul 21, 2009:

Thanks for joining my ATC swap.

undxdcraftymom on Jun 19, 2009:

You need to mark send on the ones you have sent..unless its to keep them on your front page (I do that too when I am corrdinator) Just a thought :)

undxdcraftymom on Jun 12, 2009:

Suprise suprise, I got you for the painting swap!! I am sending it to you today, seeing as how you are the only one who joins my swaps (lol) we should just do p.s when i feel "artsy"

undxdcraftymom on May 18, 2009:

Thank you for joining my undeveloped film swaps!!

undxdcraftymom on May 8, 2009:

I read this wrong and thought it said "my favorite COLOR is Eeyore" hahaha

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