Swap-bot Time: July 23, 2021 2:08 pm


Date Joined: March 11, 2012
Last Online: July 21, 2021
Birthday: December 23
Country: United States

About Me

I'm going on vacation for a few weeks. I've sent all my current swaps,, and I'll rate any swaps I receive while I'm gone as soon as I can after I return.

I'm married and have 1 dog and 2 cats. I'm a teacher librarian. I love to travel.

Please! If you don't receive a swap from me, let me know and I will be happy to re-send. I have found that the USPS cannot be trusted. They even returned to me the entire top inch of an envelope I sent, the rest of which was just lost due to their machine tearing it up.

If you receive something from me with postage due, please tell me and I will reimburse you for it.

Please rate me--I want to know that you received my swap because I DO NOT flake!

Likes / Dislikes

While I like anything that a person is nice enough to send me, I don't particularly care for cartoon-themed items or country/western items.

And please, no friendship books/sheets, decos, etc.--I don't swap those.

My favorite color is red, but I like all colors.

Following are some particular likes:

notecards, handmade or store-bought

stationery, handmade or store-bought

washi tape--any design, any size

ribbon, lace, fibers--any length

Favorite Crafts

I'm not an artist by any means, but I love to make greeting cards and other paper crafts like bookmarks. Pinterest has provided me with much inspiration! Thanks to Swap-bot, I've gotten interested in ATCs, inchies, and altered books/notebooks!

I also love to cross-stitch--I guess because I can't draw pretty pictures, I get some satisfaction out of stitching them.

Favorite Books

Currently Reading: The Kitchen God's Wife by Amy Tan

Favorite book? I just love books period. If I could make a living by reading, I'd be in heaven! I'm a long time Stephen King fan. I enjoy several different genres, but I tend to lean toward fantasy-- alternate realities, dystopian societies, mythical creatures, etc. I'm not a big fan of westerns or nonfiction, though, especially not self-help. I'm in a book club that meets once a month.

Favorite Music

I like alternative music best. Alanis Morissette, Muse, Florence + the Machine, Hurts, Of Monsters and Men, Mumford and Sons, Sia, etc. But I also like 80's music, some Pop music (but not teen-agery music like Ariana Grande), classical sometimes, some hard rock. I'm not a fan of country music, but there are a few country songs I like.

Favorite Movies

Latest movie watched: Learning to Drive

I love going to the movies. I just love the dark theater, the big screen, the loud sound, and the popcorn! I always go with my sister and husband. I prefer horror, action/adventure, thriller, mystery, sci-fi, and drama more than comedy and romantic. But I'll go see those as well. I also like foreign films and don't mind reading subtitles. Some of the best movies I've seen are foreign. I like some old movies, but I don't tend to be drawn to those.

Favorite Television

**Currently streaming: **

The TV keeps me company. I don't necessarily need to be watching it, but I like having it on. However, I do have several shows that I love.

Amazing Race, Vikings, NCIS, Big Bang Theory, This is Us, Doctor Who, The Great British Baking Show, and The Graham Norton Show--I know I'm leaving some out, but those are the ones that are on right now that I watch. Some shows that I love that have been or will soon be cancelled are Grimm, Fringe, Psych, Warehouse 13, Alphas, Longmire, Almost Human, Being Human, and Firefly.


NJBird rated for USA State Fun on Jul 15, 2021
Comment: I loved, loved, loved your card. So many interesting facts. Being a classic country music fan I am well acquainted with the song, "Wolverton Mountain". Never knew the backstory. Thank you for sharing. Now I want to visit Arkansas!!!
Response: I'm so glad you enjoyed it! I was afraid I was too wordy. That's so cool that you know "Wolverton Mountain"! If you visit, I hope it doesn't disappoint! Thanks for the heart!
kssunlover1947 rated for Booklines in card #10 usa on Jul 8, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the book lines. It sounds interesting so I will probably check it out after I finish the series I am reading now.
Response: I hope you'll like it as well as I did. Happy reading! Thanks for the heart!
JaneInSD rated for MAE - let’s purge a little! on Jul 3, 2021
Comment: Thank you so much for the nice variety of envelopes. They will go to good use. It was so cool that you were able to find such different sizes in your stash!! Perfect for this swap. :-)
Response: Yes, I have sooo many envelopes. I'm glad to share them! Thanks for the heart!
Created46 rated for Card Making Challenge #86 on Jul 1, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the lovely card.
Response: You're welcome! Thank you for the heart!
Comment: Thanks for all these beautiful coin pockets in my favorite color and flowers! These are so cute, and will go in my idea journal! Thanks too for the lovely collaged card. I am always on the lookout for ways to use up paper strips. Stay safe and healthy! Hugs from Alaska, Sherry
Response: I'm so glad you like them! It worked out great that I had those daffodil images. Thanks for the heart!
Comment: Thank you for your imaginative micro story.
Response: You're welcome. Thanks for the heart!
susieq40 rated for RSC - By the SeaShore on Jun 22, 2021
Comment: I love your card, great job...wish I could see some seashells... Thanks
Response: I'm glad you like it! I love finding seashells on the beach. Thanks for the heart!
Ajijic rated for EPUSA- Floral Card on Jun 21, 2021
Comment: Thanks!
Response: You're welcome.
ellie rated for USAPC: 3 Elements ATC #51 on Jun 21, 2021
Comment: Thanks for the pretty Eiffel Tower ATC. Maybe some day I will get to see it in person.
Response: I hope to see it in person someday, too! I'm glad you like the ATC. Thanks for the heart!
jeka396 rated for MAE: Rainbow Envies on Jun 19, 2021
Comment: Thanks so much for the rainbow envies, I quite liked how the painted one turned out!!
Response: I'm glad you like them! My sister liked the painted one, too. Thanks for the heart!
lrm1980 rated for Handwriting Challenge #1 on Jun 14, 2021
Comment: Thanks so much for the great handwriting swap! It was so fun to read all your answers and get a glimpse into your life. I really enjoyed your washi decorated letter paper, your colorful writing, and your interesting answers! Thanks also for the cool avocado-dyed doilies. I will definitely find a good use for them!
Response: I'm so glad you enjoyed it! Thanks for the heart!
bb2 rated for RSC: Text from a book on Jun 12, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the pretty card. The bicycle is a such a cheerful summer design. Happy trails!
Response: I'm glad you like it! Thanks for the heart!
Comment: Beautiful card! I love it, and colors are perfect, along with the packaging. And the stamped images of the wine & beer bottles you included - what brand are those? (I might need to get that set!) Thank you for a very fun swap!
Response: I'm glad you like it! The beer and wine stamps are from Tim Holtz. It's two different sets--one wine, one beer. They're pretty cool. Thanks for the heart!
Comment: Hi Anita! Thank you for the nice Savannah Historic Homes postcard, Savannah is one of my favorite places! Yes, just about anything chocolate is good with me lol! Thanks again ❤️
Response: I only spent the day there, but I really liked it and would like to go back someday. Thanks for the heart!
WhimsyEcoBug rated for All about the envelope on May 24, 2021
Comment: Cute envelope! Love how you used a recycled textbook page! Thanks for the summery washi and the cute notecard !
Response: I'm glad you like it! Thanks for the heart!
fxmldr1 rated for All about the envelope on May 21, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the creative envelope. I love the pretty sparkly post card. Happy swapping.
Response: I'm glad you like it! Thanks for the heart!
lnguyen124 rated for All about the envelope on May 19, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful envy and the extras 💕
Response: I'm glad you liked it! Thanks for the heart!
susieq40 rated for RSC - Singing in the Rain on May 18, 2021
Comment: Anita, love my umbrella, like the colors all pulled together..want sunshine now.,
Response: I'm glad you like it! I want sunshine, too, but we've got a downpour and a tornado warning right now! Thanks for the heart!
squince rated for Black/White Postcard Swap USA #85 on May 17, 2021
Response: Thanks for rating.
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful flowers!
Response: You're welcome! Thanks for the heart!

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arimails on Apr 8, 2021:

Haiku For you

Thank for joining :)

Hello my dear friend// Let's make today a good one// Lots of love to send

Naeco on Apr 8, 2021:

Oh, that was that a picture you took from your garden? Spring is so nice, I was just looking at the flowers blooming outside (: They have a whole variety of pansies planted around here.

tiger1i1y on Apr 8, 2021:

Hello! This is the poem I wrote for the Haiku for You swap. I hope you like it.

~ ~ ~ ~ ~

A misty morning

Tiny water droplets cling

to the cool spring breeze

WavesofJoy on Apr 6, 2021:

Haiku For You swap

Hello, Anita! This is my very first haiku, hope you like it.

Haiku name: Dew Drops

Beads of water race

To the tip of leaves and stop

For a while, then drop.

I love your job title! Combines two of the professions I admire. Have a nice day.

-Hilori :)

rarjones on Sep 22, 2020:

Hope your day was extra special :)

ladydy5 on Sep 6, 2020:

Welcome to our group to Make an Envelope Enjoy!

Heirloom on Sep 1, 2020:

** USA Happy Mail group! **

Heirloom on Dec 31, 2019:

From the USA Happy Mail group

lemooon on Nov 30, 2019:

Wishing you all the best!


ChelleHames on May 20, 2019:

Thank you for the super cute llama stationary set! I love it! It is very awesome! And, you are very awesome!!!

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