Swap-bot Time: September 21, 2021 5:27 am


Date Joined: August 24, 2020
Last Online: September 20, 2021

Country: United States

About Me

2021, July 20: I am having a total knee replacement. When I had my other knee done, I had a very difficult recovery. I am hopeful that this time will be different. Therefore, I will be taking a break for at least a couple weeks.

2020 Update: I returned to Swap-Bot in August after a 2-year hiatus. My previous profile was: annielou

When I attempted to return to swap-bot in August, my previous profile had been "deleted." I reached out to admin, and also posted on the Facebook Swapbot site. I had no responses or recommendations.

I felt I had no other choice than to create a new profile. A SB member reached out to me today and will contact admin on my behalf to have the two profiles merged. I am so appreciative. ++++++ as of 5/3/2021 my accounts have not been merged; not for lack of trying ++++++

I’m a retired administrative assistant who turned 65 and retired during the COVID lockdown in Minnesota.

I have five kids who are all grown up ages 31-40.

I am married. My husband is still working part-time in ministry.

Favorite Music

I love any kind of music except opera. I tried to learn bass last year. Emphasis on tried. did not succeed.

I'm a child of the 60s and 70s and any and all music from those days, I love (popular rock and roll) I also like music from the 80s - the years my kids were born.

Favorite Television

Any kind of mysteries or documentaries. Mystery podcasts (which isn't television I guess)

Favorite Crafts

I’ve been doing a lot of scrapbooking, rubber stamping (cards), and mixed media journals are my new passion.

My crafts are spilling out from the craft room into our guest room at my husband's recommendation and blessing.

Summer Loves:

Summer finds me camping and gardening. I still manage to find time to be creative in my craft room too!

I will be trying to harvest seeds to plant next spring and I am very excited about it.

My newest favorite flower: Datura (Angel's Trumpet) it's gorgeous.but careful! it's poisonous!!





Overtly sexual - no thank you





peacock colors


user3370 rated for ATCET: Foil relief on Sep 17, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the ATCs! I love what you did with the hearts especially (but they're both great!).
sleepingrover2010 rated for USATC: Inside a Jar ATC on Sep 9, 2021
Comment: Hi Anne, Thank You for the BEAUTIFUL ATC you made for me. The 3-D lid looks very realistic and the lid truly makes your jar really look like a jar. Putting the butterflies"Inside the Jar,"was perfect in my eyes. They look like they have always belonged in your jar. I look forward to adding your ATC to my large collection of ATCs. This collection has ATCs from other swappers and some are mine that I made to complete a set. As well, I made some ATCs for swaps that were cancelled, but I had already made the ATCs for the swap. I really enjoyed your swap art and I appreciate all your hard work. I also appreciate the extra goodies you included in my swap. Please know that they are all items I can use in my future swaps. I look forward to swapping with you in the future swaps I participate in, in the future.Until we meet again., Happy Swapping! Barbara B., sleepingrover2010
Minivandreams rated for USATC: 1 Word ATC on Sep 4, 2021
Comment: I love the ATC you sent. I hope your knee is getting better every day!
Response: I'm so glad you liked it. words of encouragement go along way! thank you for the rating, and for the heart.
colodad rated for USATC: You're A Star ATC on Jul 24, 2021
Comment: Great ATC and verse. Will be praying for your surgery recovery. Thanks for the fun extras as well.
Response: thank you for the rating and the heart! My surgery went really well and now I'm doing the hard part of physical therapy. but I can do this! thank you again!
Poeprincess rated for OATCs: Decade 80’s on Jul 18, 2021
Comment: Definitely got the look! Love it. Thank you for the extras, too.
Response: T H A N K Y O U !!! I really appreciate the rating and the heart. Thank you for your email too. It was thoughtful. I can't wait to get back to crafting. How long do you figure? couple of weeks to get some PT under my belt? thank you again.
LaughingLoon rated for A.I.- ATC with a Pocket on Jul 11, 2021
Comment: 9Late rating due to hospital visit) you did it beautifully! The extras are a dozen special gifts.
Response: oh my gosh laughingloon - THANK YOU!!! I thought it sounded so easy until I tried to do it. Did I mention that in my card? you are kind and your rating and heart made me feel very good. I will keep on trying!
JenZen5 rated for USATC: 6 Element ATC Swap on Jul 9, 2021
Comment: you really knocked this one out of the park! I love it. Nice work. And thank you for the extras. I really appreciate it. Have a fantastic day!
Response: well gosh! I'm sure glad I checked in on swap-bot today because it has been very good for my soul. thank you for your rating and the heart. having never hit anything "out of the park" - I can't tell you how good that makes me feel! take care of you! I love your positive energy!!!
Comment: Love the eye ATC. Thanks! :)
Response: oh gosh. thank you so much for your kind comments and the heart! do you ever worry about the receiver/partner? that maybe it's just not good enough? well I do and you have given me reassurance. take GOOD care and thank you again.
Comment: Thank you for the cool ATC - the background was very effective! I liked this technique. Thanks for the extra background paper scrap.
Response: I’m so glad you liked it! I will definitely try it again sometime. Thank you for the rating and the ❤️ heart!
birgitph rated for USATC: Bird ATC Swap on May 22, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the lovely note and bird ATC! You are right, she is perfect the way she is!!
Response: thank you! I think I bought her from Las Vegas stamps or something like that and she was INEXPENSIVE! thank you for your kind words, rating and the heart.
magicinker rated for USATC: 5 Elements ATC Challenge on Apr 12, 2021
Comment: Hi Anne, Hot your 5 element ATC today..Soo loved it ! Thanks bunches...Happy spring!!.Its raining in NY .Patt / magicinker
Response: I’m so happy to hear that! I have a lot going on right now so have really limited my swaps. Happy you liked what j made!! Thank you for the rating and the heart!
Comment: Thank you for your wonderful atc and extras. And have a great rest of the week.🌻
Response: Thank you! I’m glad you liked it. And thank you for the rating and the heart!!!
YooperHill rated for USATC: Bunny Ears ATC Swap on Mar 24, 2021
Comment: Love it! Thank you.
Response: Thank you for the rating and the heart!!!
Shuttlebug rated for USATC: March Free Theme ATC Swap on Mar 15, 2021
Comment: Thanks for the awesome ATC and all the extras!
Response: it was fun to get you for another swap! I'm glad you liked what I made. thank you for the rating and the swap.
ladyaduial rated for February 2021 Journal Swap on Mar 12, 2021
Comment: so so beautiful and fun! thank you!
Response: As the host for these swaps, your words are music to my ears. As I have mentioned to you,these swaps are my favorite for sure. Thank you for your rating and the heart!
Comment: Thank you for the very special ATC! I really appreciate the effort you put into it! And I love the extras, too!
Response: I'm so glad you liked it. I have to admit, once the idea struck me I did have fun. thank you so much for the rating and the heart!
Comment: Sorry it took so long to rate! The envie got stuck under a pile of papers. 😬 I love the ATC and all the extras! Thanks so much!
Response: thank you so much for the rating and the heart! I appreciate it. I'm glad you liked the ATC. and I completely understand things getting tucked away! we could be related!!! thanks again!
stiffneck78 rated for USAPC: Tim Holtz APC on Feb 2, 2021
Comment: Oh Wow! Anne, this ATC is beautiful! I love how you added glitter to her dress. What a wonderful idea! It really makes it stand out. I really like this card you made, also. It's lovely! Thank you for it and all of the great treasures you sent. Happy VDay to you!
Response: Bless your heart! I love Tim Holtz and it was a fun swap. I’ve been in a funk, having lost a good friend Saturday (complications of a stroke) and weary from the pandemic and your kind words lift my spirits. Thank you for the rating and the heart!!
boriquaz rated for CPG Mixed Media ATC - US Only on Feb 2, 2021
Comment: There are always room for stars! Love the ATC, thank you so much. Also the envelope was quite spectacular. Thank you for everything, happy swapping!
Response: I believe it is true, that just a few kind words can completely change someone's day. you have just done that for me. I know it's only 10 a.m. when I write this but I have been up for five hours (I'm retired) just feeling blue and maybe a little sorry for myself--and I come to my computer and find your kind review and appreciation for my ATC and envelope. That was my first oollage envelope and now, with this encouragement, I will do that again. thank you for your kind rating and the heart. my day looks brighter, because of you.
Comment: Thank you very much for the cool red and pink envelope and all the new supplies, it's always fun to see new paper!
Response: I'm glad it arrived safely! I had fun working on that envelope. I'm glad you liked it and the papers. A friend recently helped me organize my paper and she sent me a text "no more Valentine's paper for you!" oopsies! thank you or the rating and the heart!

Rating Overview

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ladydy5 on May 23, 2021:

Glad to have you back and to swap in our group Artistically Inclined. Enjoy.

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