Swap-bot Time: July 25, 2021 8:43 pm


Date Joined: January 31, 2010
Last Online: July 22, 2021

Country: United States

About Me

I've been married for 56 years to the love of my life and my best friend! (Where does the time go?) He's great, and is always on the lookout for interesting things for me to use in my crafting! After being without "pets" for a year (the dog and cat were 14 when they passed away, and we miss them!) we stepped out and adopted a beautiful 1 year old orange stripped tabby cat from the shelter. "Taco" is learning his manners, but is smart (aren't all our "children" just the smartest?) and has brought joy and a lot of humor to our household. We raise sheep, and enjoy spring when lambs arrive and are running from one end of the pasture to the other. We live in the mountains of Southern Oregon, and have been on our small farm for over 40 years. We currently have a herd of "local Elk", about 30, that visit us and spend time in the pasture and around the pond. Fun to watch, but the sheep are NOT impressed!!

Things I Like:

Chocolate is a favorite (natch!!) and I enjoy a good cup of tea which I have in one of my tea pots by the fire each night! (I like all flavors of tea, but camomile is NOT a favorite :)) I love to read. (see below).

I collect cookbooks/recipes, tea pots/cups, and antique dishes. I like to sew quilts, aprons, tea cozies, and other "simple" quick sewing projects.

I like vintage ephemera, hand made papers, pretty paper of all kinds, nature items (like leaves/small shells, etc.), Asian images, small embellishments for cards (buttons, charms, beads, vintage items, flowers, etc.), tea, tea cups/tea pots, and bird (especially rooster) images. I also like sheep images, (we raise Dorsets, and they're all white). Die cuts are a favorite.... AND PAPER.... did I say paper?? I love all kinds, textures, patterned, plain, bright, soft..... you get the picture!

Favorite Colors:

I like all colors, but fall colors and natural colors (browns, creams, yellows/orange/reds) are a favorite)... I'm really not choosy every color has a place in my work! :)


I like all kinds of card magazines (Stamper Sampler, Card Crafting, Paper Craft, etc.), enjoy cooking and cook books/magazines using "down to earth" basic ingredients (like Taste of Home magazines), and like to read: Historical mystery novels, light hearted contemporary novels good Christian fiction.

Things I Dislike:

"Cutesy" Images (like Hello Kitty,etc.). Please do not send me dark or risque images, please, nothing Halloween. Wholesome images only, please. Though I like most all kinds of tea, but Camomile is NOT a favorite. Thanks!


If you don't receive a swap from me......please, please, please pm me!! I want to be sure everyone gets what I promised to send to them!! The mail sometimes is "funny" :) (I guess) and so I would rather re-send something than have you go without or be disappointed!


Flaked on by @VintageDreams for the Colored Owl Series: Brown Owl ATC

Received wonderful ATC from Angel @SherriB for the Brown Owl Swap! Thanks so much!

How to make links, etc.!

(Instructions for me! Taken from TPD group forum..... with many thanks!)

to link type:

[name you want to see] (URL of what you want to link)

remove the space between the end bracket and the beginning parenthases.

if I want to link the homepage to Scraptopia I would type:

[Scraptopia]remove the spaces here(http://www.swap-bot.com/group/7d4c6bdacb401445fdc2260f833421fd/about)

Clicky link for a web page:

[any text that will become the link] (the web page address starting from the http bit) written without the space between the last bracket and the first parenthesis. Like this but without the space:

[This is a link] (http://xkcd.com/) .

A picture:

! [any text if you want, can also be left blank but the brackets need to be there anyway] (the link to the picture starting from the http bit and ending in jpg or whatever the picture format is) written without the extra spaces.

! [The Nerdy plushie I made] (http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4092/5114738623_a61ebd58cf.jpg) .


Add a dash and a space before each line.


Comment: Wow! Patty you spoiled me with all these fun embossed paper goodies! Thanks for all the fun designs you picked out for me. 😃
Response: Happy that you like them! Hope you have as much fun using them as I had making them! Thank you for the rating and the heart!
susieq40 rated for CF: Embossing Folder Layers Swap on Feb 14, 2020
Comment: Wow, what a big batch of embossed folder papers..you really outdid the order, thank you so much for all of these, one can never have to many...
Response: So glad you like them and can use them. I enjoyed making them for your. Thank you for the rating and the heart!
Comment: Thank you for such a beautiful Valentine card that you made and all the goodies!
Response: Thank YOU for the heart and the rating! So glad you like it and can have fun with the other "stuff"!!
LadyJo rated for CF - Put a LEAF on it on Oct 22, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful Fall cards! I loved the envie you sent them in too! All so beautiful!
grammypammy rated for CF - Put a Butterfly on it on Jul 10, 2019
Comment: Thank you so much for the beautiful handmade cards and butterfly stickers. If I could give you more hearts I would! I love the cards!!
Response: Thank YOU so much for the sweet words, rating and the heart. So glad you liked the cards, they were fun to make for you. Enjoy the butterflies!!
Comment: Oops, I thought I rated you. Thank you for joining & sending me 2 cards, one that you wrote in & one for me to use. Your addition of the Velcro closure was neat. 😀
Response: Thank YOU for the rating and the heart! This was fun to do, and addicting :) Glad you liked the cards.
LadyJo rated for UHM: Send a card on Jan 17, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful card and note. Also, for the extra one, too! I gave that one too my daughter, because she liked it so much. Wow! That would be neat to see Elk that close.
Response: So happy you liked the cards. Yes, it's been fun watching the elk, they've been back almost every day, and the buck has a HUGE rack on his head! The sheep are NOT impressed, LOL.
LadyJo rated for CF: Mail Art- Winter Wonderland on Jan 17, 2019
Comment: I loved your envelope! Also Thank you for the goodies inside it! I like the winter paper to make something. Also, will enjoy adding the postcards to my collection. Thank you!
Response: Happy you liked everything! Thanks for the rating and the heart.
ArtyBeth3 rated for CF: Corner Fold Card on Oct 30, 2018
Comment: Thank you for not one, but two lovely corner fold cards!! Did I say they were lovely?! :). I love the look of the double-sided paper on the cards. I'll have to think of that for maybe some Christmas cards. :) Blessings.
Response: Thank you for the rating and the heart! AND for sharing the corner fold tutorial.... I'm having fun with this new card idea!
susieq40 rated for CF- Fall Leaves on Oct 26, 2018
Comment: Absolutely beautiful cards, you did marvelous job on the cards..loved both are you on FB and in any stamp groups? Thanks so much
Response: Thanks for the sweet comments and the rating and heart! No, I'm not on FB, but do belong to a couple of other swap groups on SwapBot. Mostly swap here, however. Thanks again!
clutterfree rated for CF - Welcoming Fall on Sep 12, 2018
Comment: Patty....WOWZA...what an awesome fall blessing package to inspire me for this season. I have never seen leaf doilies like these...do you make them yourself? Thank you for such a variety and your generosity to share!! I plan to make locker magnets out of the charm embellishments for my 10 year old granddaughter for her first year of school with a locker....Great words for her to be encouraged each time she looks at them!! Love everything!! Fall blessings friend, Charlene
Response: Charlene, So happy you like everything and are so inspired to use it!! The leaf was a gift to me that I'm happy to share with you! I really don't know if it was made or purchased. So sweet of you to think of using the charms for your granddaughter, I'm sure she'll love the magnets an think of you daily. Thanks so much for the rating and the heart. Hugs, Patty
coleenfranks rated for CF- Summertime Yellow! on Jun 18, 2018
Comment: Love it all, Patty. Thanks so much for doing an excellent job on this swap. Many blessings to you.
Response: So happy you can use everything. Thanks for the rating and the heart!
TamiHope rated for Handmade Floral Card on Mar 9, 2017
Comment: WOW Patty, not one but two gorgeous floral cards!! They are both beautiful and I feel so lucky to be the one who received them! Thank you very much!!
Response: Thank YOU for the heart and the rating! It was fun to "get back into the swing of things" and make these. Thanks for your generous comments.
123Poggy123 rated for RSC: Stamping with leaves on Oct 26, 2016
Comment: Oh my goodness, what a swap I received today from you. The swap requirement was to send one card for me to use. You sent two beautiful cards & two wonderful tags. I wish I could give more than one heart. Thank you so much.
Response: Wow.... that arrived fast! So happy that you liked everything. I just was "having fun" and kept going.... thanks for hosting such a fun swap. And thanks for the heart and the rating.
bb2 rated for CF Fall 5,4,3,2,1 Swap on Oct 15, 2016
Comment: Thank you for the wonderful package of fall papers, envelopes, die cuts, ribbon, and stickers. So, so very pretty and packed so nicely. I feel blessed with this special package!
Response: So happy you liked it! Happy crafting!!
Moosecastle rated for TPD Mystery Supply Swap #7 on Jun 16, 2016
Comment: Love these swaps!!!
Response: Yes, I enjoy these swaps also! Thanks for the rating and the heart.
shirleyinCA rated for USAPC: Send Paper Stuff #3 on May 16, 2016
Comment: What a huge, fun assortment of paper items! Love the diets and so many unique papers! Thanks so much.
Response: So happy you like them, and hope you have fun crafting with them! Thanks so much for the heart and the rating!
DixieDiane rated for USAPC: 3x4 paper swap on Apr 16, 2016
Comment: TKS TONS PATTY-LOVE THE PAPER and extras♥ Hope you and family (including the fuzzy ones) are doing well
Response: So happy you like them and can have fun creating with them! Yes, all's well here, the lambs are enjoying spring and are soooooo tired by the end of the day. Thanks for the rating and the heart.
Created46 rated for TPD - Mystery Supply #6 on Mar 10, 2016
Comment: So stunning I love the notebook holder. I have to admit this is the first time a neon paper really worked for me in a design. Thank you for the care you took in crafting this for me.
Response: So happy you liked it! Thanks so much for the rating and the heart! Happy crafting!!
Comment: Thanks so much for the lovely card and seeds. Everything looks beautiful!!
Response: Glad they arrived and hope they'll bring smiles for you! Thanks for the heart and the rating!

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TamiHope on Nov 22, 2020:

Happy, Happy Birthday!! Enjoy your special day! Hope you are well and safe. Tami (CF)

rarjones on Nov 17, 2020:

Happy Birthday! CF- Rose :)

Heirloom on Sep 1, 2020:

** USA Happy Mail group! **

TereDiane1954 on Feb 2, 2020:

What a nice surprise to get your note in my mail box! I loved hearing about your new baby lambs♥ Thank you so much.

bb2 on Dec 16, 2019:

Thank you for the gorgeous, handmade
Christmas Greeting. God bless you.

bb2 on Dec 4, 2019:

I received your handmade thank you card today. You make the most beautiful cards. You are very welcome. Hugs.

LadyJo on Nov 21, 2019:

Happy Birthday to you! I sure hope you can have sometime to yourself at this difficult time, losing your mother. Thinking of you!

Heirloom on Mar 20, 2019:

rarjones on Nov 2, 2018:

Happy Happy Birthday to YOU! Wishing you many blessings on your November special day:)

TereDiane1954 on May 12, 2018:

Dear Patty, the card you made from one of the Chinese papers is simply stunning! It's beautiful, and I love the way you put it together with the cut-out background. It is truly a work of art. Thank you so much♥

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