Swap-bot Time: May 18, 2024 3:50 pm


Date Joined: June 7, 2007
Last Online: May 18, 2024
Birthday: May 28
Country: United States
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About Me

I'm a country girl stuck in the city!


๐Ÿ’™Updated April 2024

๐Ÿ’™ Still adding to my gluebooks! July 2023, my first color gluebook! It's an altered composition book with 10 colors: red, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple, black, pink, white and rainbow. I love it so much I altered another one with less pages for genuine vintage only. My 11 vintage colors/theme are red, orange, yellow, vintage olive green, powder blue, purple/lavender, black, pink, white, mixed vintage color and Christmas. (was Mom's favorite holiday)

๐Ÿ’™ I enjoy my art and junk books/journaling. I work in small journals, 6"x8" Dyllusions art journal (got a great deal on these when I attended art journal classes locally a few years ago) and travelers notebook size that I've made myself. I write in my journals, add photos of my photography and family. I enjoy genuine vintage ephemera especially colorful; bright or pastel. I enjoy artsy, mixed mediums in art journaling; gelli prints, paint, watercolor, inks, rubber stamps, hand drawing, collage, fussy cuts..so much fun! Best way to describe my style is "eclectic" from cute to vintage, zetti to whimsy weird/cute, colorful.


๐Ÿ’™ We have one cat who has our hearts. Our beautiful Yuki Maru. In Japanese it means snowball thus her white fluffy coat. It suits her. Our little 'sack 'o sugar" At her first health check years ago the vet told her that. It's true, she's the little princess in our home. We lost her sister Oni in March 2019. Our hearts are broken. RIP little one. February 17th 2024 We had to say goodbye to our cat, our beautiful Yuki Maru. ๐Ÿ˜ญ She would have been 20 years old in March. A cancer mass was found in her abdomen and she was so very sick. So hard to say goodbye and we are heartbroken. ๐Ÿ’”Now she will fly high over the rainbow bridge with her Oni Kitty and Blondie! Running in a field of daisies and chasing butterflies. โค๏ธโค๏ธโค๏ธ

๐Ÿ’™ We enjoy many other activities as you can read the ABCs of me. My husband has been 3D printing items. In 2019 he bought his first printer from Craigslist. We've had more fun with this new age machine! Lol And making fun gifts for family, friends, and swap-bot pals. He now has a few customers he 3D prints for. Hubby and me use to travel but we are slowing down and focusing on retirement in the next 2-4 years. We're both looking forward to growing a vegetable garden again. Gardens don't do well where we are now, too many evergreens surrounding us.

When growing up there were always animals in our family. I had a horse when I was 14 but I was not a good cowgirl! Lol We've had rabbits, rats, horses, chickens, an 'onery little black rooster named 'Chuckles' who would chase me all over the yard! Lol My brother had a horse named Shawnee and a 4H hog one year. I miss our little dog Blondie, One year when Christmas shopping Blondie came home with us! She was well loved by her human children and our home was hers for 17 years. Animals are amazing!

Humor is good for your soul! I love it when we can laugh and one of the things I love about my sweet husband of 41 years. He always makes me laugh, he's my best friend. โค๏ธ

๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’™ ABC Easy as 1-2-3...OH wait that's a song..lol This is the ABCs of me. Reading these on others profiles so thought I would add one as well.

  • ๐Ÿ’™A Art by you Autumn ATCoins Art junque Alice in Wonderland my Art journals Artists (fave art journal artists, Dyan Reaveley, James Burke) Adele (singing artist) Love all animals!! Except most reptiles, snakes, bugs and ewwww spiders!! forest/woodland creatures, sea creatures, wild animals, pets, especially cats and dogs.

  • ๐Ÿ’™B Bath & Bodyworks products, love Vanillas and Lemon, Honeysuckle Peach Tea, Into the Night, Gingham, and Into the Stars scents Barbie Blackberries Blue my fave color Baking Breakfast Beaches Beatles, Boston as in the singing artists Botanicals Betty Boop Bohemian

  • ๐Ÿ’™C Claude Monet Cats Coffee Children's book illustrations COLOR, Colorful Bright happy Colors Cookbooks Christmas Collage Campfires Cookies Cooking Cross Stitching Circles especially in art Casper the Friendly Ghost Craft Warehouse store Cupcakes Cinderella COLOR (neon colors in small amounts) Some of my favorites are blue, pink, purple, aqua, and autumn colors

  • ๐Ÿ’™D Daffodils (fave flower) Vintage Dolls; Dawn Dolls and Barbie Paper Dolls Disney Dogs doTerra essential oils Dyan Reaveley Dance Drawing

  • ๐Ÿ’™E Eighties music Embroidery Elvis Estate sales, Earrings; silver, small dangles

  • ๐Ÿ’™F Fabric Foodie Forest Food preservation Flowers Fresh Fruit Farmer's Market Fussy cutting Fairies

  • ๐Ÿ’™G Garfield Glue book Gardening Gnomes Glittery Gelli prints

  • ๐Ÿ’™H Hello Kitty Halloween Handwriting History Hand drawing Humor Hubby of 41 years Holly Hobbie Helen Reddy Heart, as in the singing artists Hearts (collected since I was a teenager)

  • ๐Ÿ’™I Instant Pot (got one for Christmas 2020) Iris Folding

  • ๐Ÿ’™J Jewelry I have pierced ears and like pretty dangle earrings in silver, not gaudy, necklaces and bracelets same. I have small wrists. Junk journals Johnny Cash the word JOY Julie Nutting Paper Dolls Joan Jett and the Blackhearts

  • ๐Ÿ’™K Kefir Kindness in many forms... Kate Greenaway Katy Keene

  • ๐Ÿ’™L Lace Letters (Penpal) Lightening storms Lemon Lilacs Lilies I โค๏ธ Lucy Little Golden Books

  • ๐Ÿ’™M Magnets for my fridge Marjolein Bastin artist Claude Oscar Monet Mail Art Mickey Mouse Magazine cut outs Movies Matryoshka Dolls the Moon Mountains Maya Angelou Marilyn Monroe Mushrooms Mixed Medium

  • ๐Ÿ’™N Nature Notes from pals interesting Newspaper cutouts Nature walks

  • ๐Ÿ’™O Ocean "Mother Ocean" Origami

  • ๐Ÿ’™ P Paper dolls Postcards, anything from my ABC favorites list Playing Cards Princess:Cinderella Pink my second fave color Painting Pockets (JJ) Peanuts (comics) Pansies Poetry

  • ๐Ÿ’™Q Quilting by machine and hand stitching Quotes Quirky Quilling

  • ๐Ÿ’™R Reading Raspberries Rubberstamper for over 30 years Rain Recipes (tried and true) Retro Rock n Roll Retro Anything

  • ๐Ÿ’™S Squirrels Sewing Sea Animals Strawberries Sunshine Snoopy Scooby Doo Snowmen Suzy's Zoo Star Wars Saint Patrick's Day, my Mother was Irish

  • ๐Ÿ’™T Textiles, new and vintage Thrift stores Thomas Kinkade Tulips (was mom's favorite flower)

  • ๐Ÿ’™U Umbrellas Unicorns

  • ๐Ÿ’™V Vincent van Gogh Vintage real ephemera Vintage valentines Vintage paper dolls Vintage 1930s 40s 50s 60s 70s Vintage stickers Valentine's Day Vintage fabric & sewing Vintage textiles

  • ๐Ÿ’™W Wind Chimes Wild animals Wildflowers Whimsy Wool roving and fibers Willie Nelson Woodland animals Walks

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  • ๐Ÿ’™Y Yard sales

  • ๐Ÿ’™Z Zoo (Oregon Zoo) and Zoo animals Zentangles Zines

Favorite Crafts and Art

I have tried a lot of art and crafts in my life. I do have an eclectic style and appreciation of art in many forms. Handmade is always appreciated and treasured.

๐Ÿ’™ Sewing was the first craft I learned when I was ten years old. My angel mother taught me and I designed my own shirt. lol After 50 years I still enjoy sewing. Although I made my own prom dress, wedding dress and clothes as a teenager, Halloween costumes for my kids and granddaughters I don't sew many clothes now.

๐Ÿ’™Quilting, My Grandmother, my Dad's mother was an amazing quilter. Still have one of the last quilts she made for my Dad. What a treasure! I've made several quilts since 1980. Working on one now for my granddaughter for her birthday in 2025.

๐Ÿ’™ Art Journaling. In 2017 I started attending monthly art journal classes at a local store. I loved it so much! Pandemic took that away! Sure do miss it! Also attend a monthly paper craft club(they brought it back, yay!) with challenges and incredible peeps' creations, prizes and coupons. I still enjoy working in my journals and learned a lot from our wonderful teacher, Lori. She has forever inspired me!

๐Ÿ’™ LOVE true Vintage ephemera and fussy cuts! My favorites are 1970s and earlier....vintage textiles, fabrics and scraps, sewing and hand stitching items, vintage magazines, fashion and sewing magazine pages or vintage sewing books, cookbooks, children's books, readers and song books, old medical, geography or encyclopedia pages, wallpaper and wrapping paper, vintage ads and pamphlets, sewing patterns from 1970s or earlier, vintage rhinestones and costume jewelry, old type written letters and documents, forms and envelopes, old handwritten letters are a favorite

๐Ÿ’™ I enjoy "junkin'" for art junk /vintage treasures My bestest pen pal gave our goodies the name "art junk" lol Love that!

๐Ÿ’™ My favorite artist is Marjolein Bastin (nรฉe uit den Bogaard) (born 1943) is a Dutch nature artist, writer, children's author and illustrator. She is the creator of the character "Vera the Mouse" I discovered her 25 years or so ago when I use to buy Hallmark cards that featured her beautiful watercolor artworks including Vera the Mouse. I have a large framed print "Nature's Sketchbook" hanging on the wall by my art desk that I love!

Favorite Television

My husband and I watch TV together through the week but I also watch shows while he plays computer games. Lol A few of my favorites are; World's Funniest Animals, Young Sheldon, Survivor (since the beginning) NCIS, NCIS Hawaii, Americas Got Talent, La Brea, Wednesday, Dateline, 48 Hours, Netflix and Paramount some. Sad to say some of my favorites are no more. Old favorites; Grease, Ghost, Dirty Dancing, Lord of the Rings, Star Wars, Avatar, Breakfast Club, Original Ghostbusters. Old shows: I Love Lucy, That Girl, Gilligan's Island, Mork and Mindy, Welcome Back Kotter, Laverne and Shirley, Happy Days, Lassie, Bewitched, Little House on the Astroid, I mean Prairie. Sorry I had to, my hubby hated that show! Lol

Music and Dance

My favorite music is from1970s, 80s, 90s. Also love Elvis and music from the 1950s. I like old school country; Johnny Cash and Willie Nelson. Easy listening, James Taylor, Gordon Lightfoot, Jewel, Enya, Adele, Ed Sheeran. Also love Boston, Bon Jovi, Coldplay, Jason Mraz, Peter Frampton, Heart, Sir Elton John. I grew up with a country music loving family, but I'm a rock n roll girl! In 1980 I met my dear hubby at an under 21 club, a disco-tech called "Fat City" in Medford Oregon. Yes I still enjoy disco music and love dance! The days of our dancing together, what magic!! I enjoy watching dance reality TV, ice skaters and ballet, hip-hop It's just wonderful live art to me!

Wish List and Dislikes


Make me a 4x6" gluebook page for my gluebooks, any theme

Something for my junk journals or art journals

Fussy cuts from magazines and vintage books for my color gluebooks and collages

Die cuts

Punchie Art made by you

Gelli prints and art made with them

Handmade envelopes sturdy for mailing 4x6 postcards and gluebooks pages

Sticker sheets, but no kiddie reward stickers

Large washi stickers

Postcards: written from you about where you travel or live, animals, animals, animals, anything from my ABCs of Me.
I collect any postcards of my home state of Oregon. Vintage would be so fun! (Oregon new or used)

Blank new or vintage postcards of post offices, libraries or bookstores, flowers, animals, zoos, or anything from my profile likes, ABCs of Me,


  • NON-RATERS are my biggest pet-peave! I'm tired of chasing down ratings! I don't send junk swaps!

  • ๐ŸšซI have sensitive skin and sensitivity to strong perfumes and fragrances so please no make up or body products unless it's Bath & Bodyworks. I use those products with no problems.

  • ๐ŸšซPlease don't send me anything with nuts, seeds, popcorn or peanuts. Slowly adding nuts back in my diet. The last few years has been a nightmare with intolerance to foods and other health issues. Ugh.. I am lactose intolerant. Plain dark chocolate, jelly beans or fruity candy I can have.

  • NO paper scraps. I do like vintage wrapping paper for collage in my glue books and collage.

  • While I l love my junk journals please don't send me your everyday trash.

  • pencils, erasers, reward stickers, window clings for children

  • socks (someone sent me a children's size that I couldn't wear) make-up or make-up bags, mug rugs/coasters. I appreciate all the handmade coasters but we now have plenty AND I use and enjoy all of them! All around our home. My BFF has also made some for hubby and me.

  • Spiders, eeek! Bugs, snakes and lizards eek! I guess I do like a lot more reptiles than I admit. Lol I love to watch anything about the animal world on TV or Netflix. So interesting and entertaining! Bees especially honey bees are okay. :-)

Swapping and mailing

I always send my swaps and rate promptly and say thank you. Same for wishes, tags, and RAKS. If I don't it means I didn't receive. I always communicate with my partners when needed via the swap-bot messenger system. Sometimes an occasional email message. Please do the same for me. This is suppose to be fun, not stressful. Giving a bad rating is awful. I've had my share of bad swappers too, but thankfully few. Mailing has not been the best the last few years, but let's not let it ruin something we love! Are you with me? โค๏ธ

Wishes, Tags, WTA, RAKS

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COLLABS(homers) and Mystery Supply Swaps


Comment: This card is beautiful!!!! and so creative! Thanks for the envie of stamps!!! I love using them in my journals and pretty much all my art!!
jandmterry rated for SMSUSA: April 2024 Pen Pal on May 4, 2024
Comment: Thank you for your lovely letter. โค๏ธ
Comment: Thank you my dear friend for the beautiful spring card you made for me & tuck in of handwritten letter. I will be writing back to you soon. Happy Spring & Happy May!
OrigamiGrace rated for CPG Mother's Day 2024 Gift - US on Apr 30, 2024
Comment: It is always a TREAT!! to get a swap from you!! Thank you so much - I can't wait to open this for Mother's Day. You always pick the perfect things to send and they are always appreciated!! Hugs and Happy Mother's Day!
LPasternacki rated for CPG Blue Flat Envie #2 - US on Apr 30, 2024
Comment: Thank you for the wonderful mix of blue goodies!
jeka396 rated for CPG Flower Power Flat Envie - US on Apr 28, 2024
Comment: Thanks so much for a really great flower envie! So many goodies, but the punchie embellishments were just gorgeous! Canโ€™t wait to use them soon!
LadyJo rated for CPG: Mystery Supply #1 - USA on Apr 27, 2024
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful glue page! Yes, I think I have my idea I will do to ship off on Monday. I was having trouble being creative but now since I have dwelled on it, it is coming together. Thank you for the fun camping stickers!
Comment: I enjoyed the notecard and letter! Your area sounds so nice, hope to visit there sometime. Thank you for the North Dakota postcard! I hope to get to that state this Fall. So sorry, I didn't tell you about your question before, that is because I couldn't remember. I will pm you that info because I have to look for it!
warheart rated for CPG Just a Note + Tuck In #45 - US on Apr 14, 2024
Comment: Thank you for the awesome shark stickers! I love them! I have also been de-winterizing my house and getting things ready for Spring!
Comment: Thank you for this swap! The stationary so pretty! It is always nice to read letters and learn what is happening on the other side of the states!
Response: I'm glad you like the stationary. I made my own. That was a fun swap. I love those little bird notecards. I bought them so I could share them with my pals. Have a good day!
JenZen5 rated for SMSUSA: Snail Mail Happy #7 on Apr 9, 2024
Comment: Thank you for all the lovely items you chose for me. I enjoyed reading your note. I really appreciate you taking the time to read my profile and to chose things I would like/use. I completely agree with everything you wrote - journals are so therapeutic and just a great way to be creative for yourself. I hope you had an enjoyable Easter. Thanks again.
Comment: Your trip downtown sounded fun! I love those goof off days especially in Spring or Fall when you have those perfect days! Thanks for the great postcard!
Response: We enjoyed the sunny day and lunch. Hubby spent half a day in the office and as I said required yearly one on one with his 'big boss' Wish we could say it was a goof off day! Lol Couldn't get Windows 11 installed on his work laptop at home so took most of the time we were in office to get that done. Portland is really pretty on a nice day. It's so grey here a lot so we did enjoy the beautiful day! 'm glad you like the post card, thanks. :)
Comment: Wow Bonnie, I loved the swap, you sent me! Which I received today and thanks so much for it! Love your handmade Spring card! We also have Daffodils blooming as well here. So far, two have bloomed out.. I planted Daffodils 15 years ago and have 20 of them in a straight row. I also love the flower sticker washi sheet, Spring bird notecard, the two postcards, and most of all your nice note! I used to love making my own cards. It's a few years since I have done so. Looking at your so pretty handmade notecard, makes me want to do some now, lol ! Did you get your yard work done yet? We got ours done two weeks ago. Had so many branches and tree limbs to clean up from a huge rain we had, along with flooding too. Which made an awful mess of our backyard. We live next to a big creek and did that ever overflow, ugh! Well Bonnie, I think I've talked your ear off enough. Take care of yourself.
Response: Very welcome Debbie! I'm happy your mail arrived so quickly, yay! Thank you for always leaving me a nice message and rating. You are a sweet friend, I appreciate you! Still working on the yard, so many weeds besides the winter clean up. Got 2 days of upper 70s then rain and under 50 degrees! Staying crafty! Lol
WoodlandBanshee rated for Spring In To Spring on Mar 31, 2024
Comment: thanks for making this great card. I love the extra white flower cutouts you included as well. They'll be adored before being used! take care
Comment: Thank you for the notecard & the goodies you included <3 Im ready to dig in the dirt also!
Response: Very welcome! Thank you for the heart rating. Happy diggin'! Lol
LadyJo rated for Spring Greetings 2024 on Mar 23, 2024
Comment: I know the feeling about decluttering. Today it is really raining and I just want to do fun things inside! I can't get motivated into a declutter, but organizing a few things. Thanks for the nice swap and love the stickers!
Comment: Bonnie, WOW!! Thank you so very much for this gorgeous gluebook page!! I am so excited to add it into my book! I love it so much! I also LOVE the die cuts and the card that you sent the swap in! Everything is truly perfect. I hope the flowers start to bloom here soon, LOL!! But thank you so so much again. I am so beyond grateful<3<3
Response: Very welcome! You are so sweet and I appreciate you! Your happiness is contagious! ๐ŸŒžThank you for the sweet rating and heart. Happy spring!
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful handmade postcard! You incorporated the mystery elements so well! Nice work! Thank you so much!
MiRdLHWY43 rated for St. Patrick's Day Card - 2024 on Mar 7, 2024
Comment: Thank you so much for the pretty card and awesome goodies. I love the postcards and all the fun stickers you sent. Happy St Patrick's Day! ๐Ÿ€
Response: Very welcome and thank you you for the heart rating. I'm glad you enjoy what I sent! Happy Saint Patrick's Day!
Dustzappa rated for PTG: Multiple Colors PC on Mar 6, 2024
Comment: Thank you for your card in the lovely little poem about the signs of spring. My resend card is on the way.

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lindseyjae on Apr 12, 2024:

Thank you for the cute rabbit birthday card and the tuck-ins you included! I really appreciate you sending me some bday happy mail! (WW April)

Whippet on Apr 12, 2024:

Thank you Bonnie for the Lovely old fashioned roses postcard & your happy message about spring cheered me up as noises outside my apt will end soon, they finish painting the outside of my apt bldg. Happy Spring! Happy April!

susieq11 on Apr 11, 2024:

Thank you for the postcard with your sweet note - right back at you! XOXO

Ikat78 on Apr 8, 2024:

Thank you for the postcard and cheering up my mailbox!! It arrived pretty fast compared to most lately, lol. Hope you are well.

Whippet on Mar 31, 2024:

Thank you Bonnie for the beautiful PC showing butterflies, crocus, tulips, Happy Easter PC! Hope you enjoy a wonderful weekend!

wolfeagle on Mar 7, 2024:


Thank you so much for the postcard/journal page for the AMA: USA Mystery Supply Swap. I'm not sure which way I will use it, but either way, I appreciate it. It's so fun to see how everyone uses the supplies.

susieq11 on Mar 7, 2024:

Hi Bonnie! Thank you for the bat postcard with anniversary wishes and a 2/29 postmark! Really appreciate it as a wish granted for WW February! XOXO

DeboraCreates on Feb 11, 2024:

Thank you for the Valentine card!

CariahCreates on Feb 7, 2024:

Thank you for the lovely Valentine RAK package. It definitely brightened my day!

susieq11 on Feb 7, 2024:

Letter on the way!!!! ๐Ÿฅฐ๐Ÿฅฐ

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