Swap-bot Time: February 4, 2023 9:18 pm


Date Joined: February 18, 2015
Last Online: February 4, 2023
Birthday: August 4
Country: United States
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About Me

Hubby and I work together with at-risk kids. We have been in vocational ministry with kids/teens for 20+ years and wouldn't have it any other way.

Our youngest son, 15, and I spend a lot of time together as I homeschool. We adopted one of the amazing kiddos we had in foster care at our previous positions. He is doing so well.

Our other two children are grown. Our oldest, a wonderful daughter teaches pre-school.

Our youngest, a son, has three children of his own. Our two grandsons have August birthdays like hubby, their daddy and I. Our precious granddaughter was born in March.



Valuable: My Christian faith

Animal: sloth

Color: purple

beverage: Cherry Pepsi

person: my amazing husband

Bible book: James

flower: daisy

Candy: Bottlecaps & Spree

School Subject: English (I taught for several years.)

Book Character: Curious George

Snack Foods: Twinkies or Popcorn

Music: Southern Gospel & Contemporary Christian

Television: Law & Order (all versions)
And I must confess to being a reality tv junkie!

Odds & Ends: magnets, dog treats, fuzzy socks,

Random Weirdness about me.

I am allergic to chocolate.

I have arthritis,CRPS and fibromyalgia which slows me down, but doesn't stop me.

I grew up in the north, but now live in Florida. And we moved down here to take a job, not to retire.

Candles burning in my house makes me happy.

I LOVE to rearrange furniture; it tortures me to leave it for more than a month or two at a time.

I really do NOT understand the Kawaii craze.

I'm allergic to mushrooms and chocolate.

Birds creep me out. Seriously, they terrify me.

I'm addicted to my planner even though I keep changing the page design I use.

I had never seen washi until I discovered Swap-Bot.

Things I would love to receive

*Fabric of any size, shape, color, style, or pattern. I am obsessed with quilting and fabric crafting. Some of my favorites are polka dots, purples, and plaids. Any dog-related or American patriotic fabric is also awesome!

*Sewing supplies like thread, pins, quilt batting, interfacing, buttons, and any other sewing items you have but will never use. Even open, partial packages are such a sweet blessing to receive.

*Air Force or patriotic items - anything!

*Grandma items as I became a "Gammaw" in August 2015 and a second time in August 2018. *Washi Tape, actually any deco/art tape. This is a new addiction since joining Swap Bot. How did I not know about this amazing stuff before??? LOVE IT!!

*Anything Curious George. A few years ago for our anniversary my hubby bought me a large hardbound book with several Curious George stories bound together. Best gift ever!

Things I prefer NOT to receive

I really hate to have this section, but with my medical history I must.

Please nothing scented. This includes perfumes, lotions, anything! My lupus makes me extremely sensitive to smell. What seems pleasant and mild to you could cause me problems. Candles with a fruity or nature scent are great. If they are too strong for me, my daughter loves to steal them from me.

For the same reason, please do not send anything with smoke or mildew residue or smell. I had a serious reaction not long ago.

And on the weird side, I am allergic to chocolate so I may be the only woman on the planet who would not like to receive chocolate.

I am a Christian so I prefer not to receive anything that is in opposition to my faith. But don't worry, if you do, forgive and move forward is my motto.

My Craftiness

My first love is quilting. I love the creativeness and variety that comes with this great art form.

I also love sewing items like Bible covers, pillows, curtains, mug rugs, pot holders, tote bags, and other little surprises for my friends and the kids we work with.

I am a beginner at paper crafting, but I am liking the fun of creating my own cards to share. I have always loved sending cards, and creating my own is so much fun!


LadyJo rated for TCHH ~ NC/PC Challenge ~ W on Feb 4, 2023
Comment: Thanks for the fun postcard! Yup, the cold this weekend isn't for wimps! Whew, last night it was cold 11 degrees with wind! We had to go away as well, otherwise I would have hibernated like the bears do! LOL!
Comment: Thank you for the pretty clusters!
Response: I'm so glad you find them pretty. This was a new type of swap for me. Thanks for the heart.
BlueberryLady rated for TCHH ~ Just a Note #7 on Jan 27, 2023
Comment: Very nice Note, Will Pray for you and your family.
Response: Thank you for praying.
Comment: Great zine, thank you!! I have the same challenge - it's because the copies are just a little off (either by accident or the copier is off) so it makes it harder to line up! I end up hand trimming them!
Response: Thanks for the tip about trimming them. I actually have designed them all digitally and then just print them out. I'm really enjoying making a bunch of these.
mchesser12 rated for TCHH: Winter Themed Postcard on Jan 26, 2023
Comment: Thanks for the cute fox postcard. We don't get much a winter here in Georgia either. Thank you for sharing your verse of the year.
Response: Thanks for rating so promptly. I appreciate it.
e2java rated for CPG ~ HMPC Collab Jan ~ USA on Jan 25, 2023
Comment: Thank you - this one will be fun to do.
Response: I'm glad you will enjoy it. I am really enjoying these swaps.
LauraM540 rated for CPG Collaged Envie + Ephemera - US on Jan 23, 2023
Comment: Thanks for the cool envie and great goodies! Happy 2023!
Response: I'm so glad you like everything. This swap was a lot of fun to put together.
Comment: Blessings. Thanks for your prayers!
Response: Glad that made it to you. I was beginning to think it got lost. I am praying for you again this month as well.
Comment: Thank you for the nice zines - love'd your doggies and your word of the year!
Response: Thank you for your kind words and the heart! These were my first minizines.
coolcamaro rated for CPG Holiday Haiku on a PC - US on Jan 7, 2023
Comment: Thank you
Response: Thank you for the heart!
Comment: What a fun idea you had - Twister - ha! I remember playing that as a kid when the game was first developed, so you brought back some fun memories. Thanks!!
Response: I'm glad you like him. I do mostly collage so I needed to be able to put the snowman near the environment and not necessarily in the environment.
mchesser12 rated for TCHH ~ Just a Note #6 ~ USA on Jan 2, 2023
Comment: Thanks for the note. I must admit I don't take time to focus on the true meaning of Christmas. Your note is the same feeling I had yesterday morning at church. How amazing that God was willing to selflessly come to the chaos of this world!
Response: Thank you for your honest response. Our God is so good to us.
LadyJo rated for TCHH ~ Christian Christmas Card on Dec 29, 2022
Comment: Thank you! I think this card was yours with no name! It had the swap title on it!
Response: I’m so sorry. I’m glad you figured it out. May you have a great 2023.
mchesser12 rated for TCHH ~ PC/NC Challenge ~ V ~ USA on Dec 23, 2022
Comment: Thanks for the Voyageurs National Park.
Response: Thank you for the heart.
Comment: Absolutely fabulous! Love this lil wonky xmas tree atc! Thank you and Merry Christmas!
Response: I’m so glad you liked him. This was a fun swap. Thank you so much for the heart!
monsbrick rated for TCHH ~ Christian Christmas Card on Dec 16, 2022
Comment: Thank you ChrisAnne
Response: Thank you for the heart.
Comment: Thank you so much for the nice card. Hope you have a happy holiday!
Response: Sorry for my delayed response. I really appreciate the heart and kind words.
Fritosmom rated for TCHH ~ Christian Christmas Card on Dec 13, 2022
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful card. God Bless & Merry Christmas
Response: Hope your Christmas was fantastic and that you will have a blessed 2023.
ButterflyGirl85 rated for TCHH ~ NC/PC Challenge ~ U on Dec 7, 2022
Comment: "U" was definitely tricky. I love the postcard you ended up picking out. My two younger brothers used to be in the Army.
Response: I'm so glad you liked it. Thanks for the heart!
Comment: Thank you for the prayers.
Response: You're quite welcome.

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DeboraCreates on Nov 29, 2022:

Thank you for the three stunning notecards in the CPG Who Likes Tag Game! Love 'em!

OrigamiGrace on Nov 21, 2022:

CPG Tgiving Profile Bling!




colleenbUSA on Nov 20, 2022:

CPG Tgiving Profile Bling - US

Tricia22 on Sep 21, 2022:

Cheap Postage Tag You're It - US- Thank you for the Autumn Address labels.

MuggleMom on Sep 14, 2022:

Thank you for your kind words about the swap I'm hosting:CPG: HMPC:🔍Scavenger Hunt #2



mchesser12 on Aug 21, 2022:

for: CPG Quickie Dog Days Summer Profile Bling

colleenbUSA on Aug 15, 2022:

CPG QUICKIE:Dog Days Summer Profile Bling - Global

Hell0Z0mbie on Aug 7, 2022:

I just got a super cute full "Summer Fun" deco that you made for me, looks like in 2018!! Thanks so much!

LindaW on Aug 5, 2022:

Happy Belated Birthday!🎂

OrigamiGrace on Apr 17, 2022:


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