Swap-bot Time: July 22, 2017 9:48 pm


Date Joined: December 6, 2014
Last Online: July 22, 2017
Birthday: April 1, 1960
Country: United States
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About Me

Updated 7/9/17:

I am taking a summer break (July and August) from snail mail swaps due to the summer heat. I will return to hosting and joining snail mail swaps in September when the weather cools down. I am making a few exceptions but for the most part this rule applies. I hope everyone understands.

I am a founder in the following groups. If you are interested in any of these groups, please send a request to join. Thank you!

Inches, Betwinchies & Twinchies Lovers

This group is for those of you who are interested in "tiny" pieces of art which include inchies (1" x 1"), betwinchies (1.5" x 1.5") and twinchies (2" x 2").

Pennsylvania Swappers

This group is for those of you who live in PA, DE, MD, NJ, NY, OH and WV. We have a variety of swaps in this group.

Swaps in the U.S.A

This group is for book lovers, and pen pals who love to write and read books. We will have book swaps, and letter swaps, craft swaps, and anything swaps.

Email friends

This group is for email and profile, deco swaps, making new friends, talking about books, recipes, just about anything.

Proverbs Women

This is a private group for Christian Women to swap, talk, and share what we learn from the bible. This group is for sharing recipes, bible verses, anything your Christian heart desires.

Butterfly lovers

This group is for those of you who love the beauty and grace of butterflies. We have all sorts of swaps in this group including electronic ones.

Cold Hands Warm Hearts

This group is for finding new friendships with common interests. We have a variety of swaps in this group.

Christian Swappers Group

This group is for those that enjoy Christian-themed swaps and are not ashamed to say that Jesus is Lord! We have all sorts of Christian-related threads in this group as well.

Favorite Music

I enjoy:

  • Christian
  • gospel
  • soft rock
  • adult contemporary
  • country

My favorite artists are:

  • Cher
  • Christina Aguilera
  • Selena
  • Madonna

My favorite song is Christmas Shoes.

I used to play the piano, guitar and violin.

Favorite Books

I enjoy:

  • true life
  • medical mysteries
  • romance

My favorite authors include:

  • Robin Cook
  • Danielle Steel
  • Sidney Sheldon

Favorite Movies

Some of my favorite movies are:

  • Waitress
  • Christmas with the Kranks
  • Christmas Shoes
  • No Reservations
  • Clara's Heart
  • The Wizard of Oz
  • Titanic
  • Dirty Dancing
  • Coyote Ugly
  • Julia & Julie
  • Selena
  • 50 First Dates
  • Simply Irresistible
  • Burlesque
  • Under the Tuscan Sun
  • Pretty Woman
  • The Holiday
  • Showgirls
  • Last Holiday
  • Pretty in Pink
  • The War Room
  • God's Not Dead
  • God's Not Dead2
  • Miracles From Heaven
  • The Fault In My Stars
  • Yours, Mine and Ours (the original) ***Too many more to list.

My favorite movie (since I was a child) is The Wizard of Oz and it still is.

My favorite actors include:

  • John Travolta
  • Adam Sandler

My favorite actresses include:

  • Julia Roberts
  • Cher
  • Jennifer Lopez

I don't go to the movie theatre anymore. I enjoy movies at home through On Demand and regular cable. I can record 5 shows at a time on my Xfinity box. I also have Netflix, so I'm not missing much.

Favorite Television

I miss Derek! Do you?

I enjoy:

  • Lifetime Movie Channel
  • Hallmark Movie Channel
  • Lifetime Channel
  • Food Network Channel
  • Rachael Ray Show
  • Iron Chef America
  • Food Network Star
  • Dancing With The Stars
  • American Idol (final season is over, I will miss it), I just heard that it's returning this season. Woo hoo!
  • The Bachelorette
  • The Bachelor
  • Bachelor in Paradise
  • The Little Couple
  • America's Got Talent
  • Kate Plus 8
  • Married At First Sight
  • Family Matters
  • The Lucy Show
  • I Love Lucy
  • Family Matters
  • The Cosby Show
  • All In The Family
  • Roseanne
  • Survivor
  • Naked and Afraid
  • Grey's Anatomy
  • Top Chef
  • Many true life medical shows as well as drama type medical shows

My favorite TV show (since I was a child) is I Love Lucy and it still is.

I'm so excited that 7th Heaven came back on the air on May 12, 2015 (the day after Mother's Day)!

Favorite Crafts

I enjoy:

  • Crocheting
  • Knitting
  • Embroidery (stamped only, no counted types)
  • Needlepoint
  • Plastic canvas needlepoint
  • Making ATCs, inchies, twinchies and betwinchies
  • Making homemade greeting cards
  • Coloring designs
  • Journaling
  • Painting
  • Drawing
  • Zentangling

I enjoy making crocheted granny squares, different types of crocheted motifs that are used to make afghans.

I have made different types of crocheted items including coffee cup cozies, coasters, pot holders, dog sweaters, scarves and bags.

I learned to knit (in 2015) and can now make coasters. I have learned both the knit and purl stitch so I am able to learn the different stitches that are knitted.

I especially love needlepoint and have made a few items after I recently returned to it.

I have been using plastic canvas to make bookmarks, both regular and cross.

I have also started to learn how to make ATCs (artist trading cards) as well as other size cards.

I recently started making homemade cards.

I have been learning to draw.

I have been learning Zentangling.

I have swapped six journals.

Favorite Colors

My favorite colors are pink and purple.

Favorite Holidays

My favorite holidays are Thanksgiving, Christmas and Easter.

I especially enjoy the summer holidays when we barbeque at home.

Likes/Wish Lists


  • Angels (I collect them)
  • stationary
  • stickers
  • postcards (prefer blank in an envelope, can be either store-bought or homemade)
  • bookmarks (especially Precious Moments)
  • season is spring
  • cats
  • dogs
  • owls
  • Hello Kitty
  • Diddl
  • Peanuts (Snoopy)
  • Disney
  • Tinkerbell
  • Care Bears
  • flowers
  • butterflies
  • anything seasonal (and holidays)
  • Scooby Doo
  • fairies
  • Happy Faces
  • teddy bears
  • penguins
  • cute things

Wish List:

  • washi tape and any other kind of tape as well
  • ribbon and lace
  • embellishments
  • assorted papers and card stock for journaling and making ATCs, various sizes, white and colors
  • stickers (need badly)
  • rubber stamps and stamp pads
  • notecards w/envelopes
  • address labels
  • colored pencils (regular, watercolor and metallic), colored markers (Sharpies) and colored pens
  • yarn
  • used stamps (out of country preferred), I use for crafts
  • stationary
  • colored envelopes and envelopes, various sizes, especially 6 x 9
  • healthy snacks, such as granola bars
  • gum drops, candy and any chocolate especially Reese's peanut butter cups
  • paint and paint brushes
  • swap cards
  • plastic covers for ATCs (need badly)
  • ATCs for my collection (can be made by you or someone else), if you have ATCs that don't fit your collection, I would be happy to take them off of your hands
  • a nice journal and an art journal
  • a sketchbook
  • glue sticks, Elmer's glue, craft glue
  • ATC supplies
  • Steampunk supplies (keys, clocks, gears, etc.)
  • Watercolor paper
  • Zentangle supplies
  • Card making supplies
  • Used greeting cards and notecards for crafts
  • List pads
  • Note pads
  • Post-its (especially large size)
  • Pen pal supplies
  • used notecards and greeting cards (any type for crafting
  • Tea bags (I love peach tea)
  • I love happy mail!
  • Coloring postcards
  • Adult coloring sheets and adult coloring books



  • Nothing gothic, satanic, occult, wiccan.
  • Nothing porn or offensive.


  • Lavender
  • Anything scented, especially perfume.
  • Any spicy foods.

IN REGARD TO SWAPS: If you have a problem with anything that I send you, please contact me before giving me a 3 or a 1. I will be happy to fix the problem and re-send, if necessary. After all, I would give you the same consideration.

If you do not receive a swap in time, please contact me before giving me a 3 or a 1. After all, I would give you the same consideration. I will always resend if necessary.

I want this to be a happy experience for both of us and as drama free as possible.

For electronic swaps: I prefer to receive via swap-bot messaging rather than email. However if you prefer to receive via email I will send that way for you.


@Manifest hasn't rated me for A.I. Notecard size (Happy New Year) which was due on 1/16/16 which I sent out on 1/6/16. She hasn't been online since 6/23/16.

@hangingonahoneymoon hasn't rated me for APDG ~April Showers Bring May Flowers - swap was due on 4/10/16.

@cynlen hasn't rated me for ESG: 30 No Judgment questions, has been online and hasn't read my messages. Swap was due on 7/30/16, I sent on 7/25/16.

@Trader1244 hasn't rated me for the following swaps: APDG ~ Fall and Halloween Foods - due 10/31/16. BL ~ Butterfly Deco October - due 10/22/16. BL ~ DYK Oct. 28th is Plush Animal Lover's Day - she was the host and was due 10/28/16.
She hasn't read my messages. She was in the hospital; however that was back in October. It is now 12/7/16. She was last online 10/29/16 and she is now partially suspended.

@Angenita hasn't rated me for LACL - Let's Make A Homemade Christmas Card. The swap (in which I was the host) was due 11/24/16. I mailed it on 11/18/16. I messaged her and she said that she would check, but she hasn't been online since 12/25/16.

@clothandpaperstudio hasn't rated me for APDG ~ CMAS TREES which was due on 12/3/16 which I sent on 11/27/16. She has been partially suspended and hasn't been online since 12/15/16.


@mommawearsboots never sent me poem-a-day usa which was due on 12/3/15.


Comment: Thanks Yvonne - stay cool!
Comment: Thank you! I love the dancing hot dogs!
Comment: Thank you, they are good enough to eat . Cute add in with animals too!
Comment: Hi Yvonne, thank you for the card!
Response: Your welcome! Thanks for the rating!
Comment: love all colors of butterflies but the yellow look so exotic especially the yellow ones with other colors in them
Response: Thank you! I think it's really cool when one butterfly is orange in one season and yellow in another.
Comment: So beautiful thank you
Response: Your welcome! They are such beautiful creatures.
Dsweeny rated for PW ~ Armor of God, #1 Belt of Truth on Jul 16, 2017
Comment: I'm so excited about this! It is a great motivator to get into the word Thank you for sharing with me.
Response: Your welcome! I'm looking forward to the rest of this series as well.
Comment: Lovely pictures! Thanks a lot!
Response: Your welcome! I'm glad you liked them. They are such beautiful creatures.
Comment: Thank you so much!
Response: Your welcome! Happy Summer!
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful snow leopards on my profile. They are such gorgeous cats!
Response: Your welcome! Yes, they are such beautiful creatures!
Comment: Thanks for the lovely butterflies!
Response: Your welcome! I'm glad you liked them!
Comment: Great butterfly pics and info about each one, thank you!
Response: Your welcome! I'm glad you liked them.
Comment: β™₯ Thanks for the pics. What is it with critters and watermelon? I thought my cat was weird but I see he was not alone. Really made me smile. Thanks again.
Response: Your welcome! I always look up cats and dogs. They always do such cute and funny things.
PaperPassion rated for IBATL ~ Summer Betwinchies on Jul 16, 2017
Comment: thank you for the great betwinchies,and the extras
Response: Your welcome!
Larina rated for AI ~ Twinchie Swap #4 on Jul 15, 2017
Comment: Thanks for the pretty twichies! I love them!
Response: Your welcome! I'm so happy to hear that you liked them!
pandorasxbox rated for APDG ~ Wonder Woman on Jul 13, 2017
Response: Thank you!
Comment: Fun profile images & cute animals ☺
Response: Your welcome! Glad you liked them! Happy National Ice Cream Day!
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful butterflies! They really brightened my day!
Response: Your welcome! Glad to hear that!
Response: Thank you! Happy National Ice Cream Day!
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful squares! I love the postcards, too!
Response: Your welcome! I'm so happy to hear that you liked everything!

Rating Overview

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drgngirl on Jul 19, 2017:

EF-DisneyNature Movies Series #3- SNOW LEOPARDS!











So many beautiful cats! I could have kept adding pictures, but didn't want the comment too huge! Lol ENJOY!

anrtist on Jul 18, 2017:

APDG ~ Summer Fruits πŸ’πŸ‰πŸ“






& WOW A Peacock!!!! ;-P
ENJOY & Blessings!!! cc

grammypammy on Jul 17, 2017:

APDG ~ Quick Swap #6, National Hot Dog Day

What a fun swap! Hope you like the pics I picked out for you!

yvonne401 on Jul 17, 2017:

APDG ~ Quick Swap #6, National Hot Dog Day

I hope you like the pics and gifs that I've chosen for you!

Happy National Hot Dog Day! Enjoy a hot dog!



Sahnetoffee on Jul 17, 2017:

APDG ~ Summer Fruits πŸ’πŸ‰πŸ“

Hope youΒ΄ll like all this delicious fruits IΒ΄ve chose for you! Enjoy!

CraftyMommaonaBUDGET on Jul 16, 2017:

Hello, I hope you had a great weekend? I am your partner for this swap BL ~ Butterfly Color Series #2 (Yellow)

Yellow Monarch

Yellow Monarch Among the two species of Monarch butterflies, the one in North America differs from the one you will find in South America, but the Caribbean is home to both species. You can also see them in Australia, New Zealand, and several Islands lying between Australia and Tahiti, in parts of Europe and in Hawaii. The caterpillar may eat its shed skin in four of its five molts in the stages referred to as β€œinstar”

β€’ In the fifth instar, 10 to 12 hours before shedding its skin for the fifth and last time, the Monarch caterpillar spins a silk for it to hang. After some initial wriggling the pupa skin hardens into a protective covering for the evolving monarch butterfly inside it.

β€’ Depending on the temperatures in summer, the caterpillar stage continues for 9 to 14 days

β€’ The caterpillar is a voracious eater, capable of consuming an entire milkweed leaf in less than five minutes. They gain about 2700 times their original weight, and in the process, excrete an abundant quantity of β€œfrass” (or waste).

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail Butterfly Papilio glaucus, the eastern tiger swallowtail, is a species of swallowtail butterfly native to eastern North America. It is one of the most familiar butterflies in the eastern United States, where it is common in many different habitats.

CraftyMommaonaBUDGET on Jul 16, 2017:

Hello, I hope your weekend was a great one

EF~DisneyNature Movie Series #3 - Snow Leopards Mail Deadline: Jul 31, 2017

COMMON NAME: Snow Leopard

SCIENTIFIC NAME: Panthera uncia

TYPE: Mammals

DIET: Carnivores

SIZE: 4 to 5 ft; tail, 36 in

WEIGHT: 60 to 120 lbs

Illegal poaching continues to threaten the world’s ever dwindling population of snow leopards. But, at the Snow Leopard Trust in Kyrgyzstan, a group of conservationists is collaborating with local communities to yield big results.

Dsweeny on Jul 16, 2017:

CSG ~ Fruit of the Spirit, #7 Gentleness

Hi Yvonne!! I'm loving being part of the groups. Digging into the word is a beautiful thing. :)

2.What gentleness means to you.

Humility and thankfulness toward God, and polite, restrained behavior toward others. This does not imply meekness. t takes a strong person to be truly gentle. Gentleness also means giving up the right to judge what is best for ourselves and others. God is not as concerned with our comfort as He is concerned with our spiritual growth, and He knows how to grow us far better than we do. We must accept His judgment on people and issues. We tend to think it is gentle to go easy on people and try to justify actions that God has called sin. Or to let someone continue in sin without speaking the truth. Jesus gave us the perfect picture of gentleness: β€œSee, your king comes to you, gentle and riding on a donkey” (Matthew 21:5), and now He offers us His gentleness as a gift. If we allow the Holy Spirit to lead us, we will be filled with fruit of gentleness.

3.A scripture on gentleness.

Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. Philippians 4:5 | NIV

4.How the scripture applies to your life.

Christians must allow the light of God to shine through us to show others His grace, mercy, gentle spirit and loving ways. If we wrap ourselves in his truths, and allow Him to guide our steps, his glory, tenderness and gentleness will be evident and we can share His love with others. I have to remind myself daily (moment to moment some days) to curb my will and embrace His.

athousandyears on Jul 16, 2017:

Hello! I'm decorating your profile for EF ~ DisneyNature Movie Series #3 - Snow Leopards!

We hope you'll enjoy our selection. Happy swapping!








And some beautiful art...





Please don't forget to rate us.

Have a nice day!


yvonne401 on Jul 16, 2017:

CSG ~ Fruit of the Spirit, #7 Gentleness


as defined in the Bible: An expression of compassion, seen in God’s dealings with the frail and weak, and expected of believers in their dealings with others.

Dictionary definition:

  1. the quality of being kind, tender, or mild-mannered.

  2. softness of action or effect; lightness.

What does gentleness mean to me?

As it says above, to be a gentle person you must also be a strong person. You must be kind and careful to others especially people who might be frightened for whatever reason. They need to gain your trust and that in itself means that you must have the strength to convince them to trust you. When you show Jesus's love, gentleness and kindness anything's possible.

The gentleness of a Christian:

  1. It is learned.
  2. It is godly.
  3. God expects it.
  4. It isn't easy.
  5. Sometimes it comes with great difficulty and through special circumstances.

Kinds of gentleness:

  1. A gentle spirit acknowledges the truth of what is being felt and how to respond to it.

  2. Gentle people make and embrace the time and space between something happening and when to respond to it.

  3. A gentle spirit is acknowledging and allowingyourself to care about things.

  4. A gentle spirit will find reasons that ignite a positive motivation.

  5. Gentle spirits embrace their ability to choose instead of reacting.

  6. Cultivating empathy and an understanding that the world doesn't revolve around their perception of reality is a habit of the gentle spirit.

  7. Gentle spirited people observe the world. They observe themselves, other people and situations they experience. The more control you have, the more space you have to choose to be gentle.

Meaning of scripture to me:

My gentleness is always evident to all. I live my life always being compassionate to others. I show kindness whenever possible even in the worst of situations. Even when someone does something to make me angry I try my best to respond in the kindest possible way.

I hope you were encouraged by my comments. I pray that your life is also filled with gentleness. God Bless You!




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