Swap-bot Time: February 25, 2024 8:39 pm


Date Joined: January 1, 2014
Last Online: August 28, 2023

Country: United States

About Me

10/22 Life has been really busy lately so I am taking a swap-bot break. If you need to contact me feel free to send me a e-mail. I will still check in here occasionally. Still love my SB family.

I am mom to 2 amazing 'boys' and wife of 40 years to a gentle man. I am thankful each day to wake up surrounded by water, trees and mountains, we live in such a beautiful country. I like to travel, esp if there is a ocean at the end of the road. Traveling with a old RV gives you time to really look where you are going even if you are just passing through. The ocean always feels like coming home to me, it makes my heart happy. When home I fill my time with volunteering at a local food bank (humans are so resilient), and at a creative Re-Use store. I quilt, craft, play in the dirt, walk and take pictures, and waste too much time on the internet. I often have glue on my fingers, paint on my clothes and piles of projects on every flat surface.


Things I love in no particular order:
- good books
- mermaids
- cats
- ice in everything I drink
- digging my toes in the sand
- washi tape
- good quality watercolor pencils
- weird and unusual stamps (rubber and postage, handmade or not, art stamps)
- cemeteries
- oddities and weird stuff ( I am not easily offended)
- trees and leaves
- making new friends and spoiling my old ones
- day of the dead
- street art
- sea life (whales, octopi, sea horses, sea star, crabs, mythological sea creatures)
- quotes and favorite poems or jokes
- laughing, most often at myself
- hand drawn ATC's
- geocaching
- Art-O-Mats
- good chocolate
- altered most anything
- handmade 'art' dolls
- thai food
- positive thinking
- listening to the trees talking
- non-traditional religious icons
- zines and mail art
- I would love some return address labels

Need something to write about?
- share a new recipe (from scratch)
- tell me your secrets
- tell me about your day
- 10 things you love/ hate
- what do you want to learn
- draw me a picture (anything made by you I will love)
- a favorite childhood memory
- what's your favorite book and why
- make up a story

No thank you: I really didn't want to add this section because I don't want to stifle any ones generous feelings but I also don't want things to go to waste. Please don't send glitter or punched out shapes. No thank you to children's stickers, reward stickers, sticker slapping or Hello Kitty like stickers. I really don't need scraps of paper unless they are special in some way. I am sensitive to scents, and really don't want food products unless called for in a swap. "Extra's" are fun but not needed, I will rate you on the swap itself. Please nothing religious (I respect your religious choices but have my own beliefs), political, child abusive or just plain hateful. (Sarcasm and off-color I adore) I will always love your original art, and treasure every personal note.

Regarding postage: For a letter or a PC I make an educated guess, use pretty stamps, and drop it in the local PO's box. Every package I take personally to my local PO, a few blocks away, and mail from the automated machine or with help from the PO employees. I love stamps and will use them when possible but I also love my local post office workers so when they are busy (usually) I will not make them take the extra time to find the right stamps. I do not want them to hide when they see me coming. If something does not arrive to you PLEASE contact me and I know we can work it out. Thanks for understanding and thanks for reading.


cbzcando rated for Day *25* Last Advent Swap on Dec 18, 2017
Comment: Added 12/26: Oh my goodness, you really spoiled me! I LOVE IT ALL! If I were to put together a special package for myself, this would be it. Thank you for making me squeal like a five year old kid. 🎄💌☃️ My number one elf told me that a package arrived from you today. Thank you! I’m looking forward to tearing it open on Christmas. Thank you for sharing your holiday cheer with me 🎄💌🎄
Response: I love squeals ;) So happy to make your holiday a little brighter. Happy New Year!
Comment: Yay! Last one! The deer are so cute :) Edit Dec 23: What a cute and unique little ornament! Thank you!
Response: Thank you...hope your holiday was happy
cbzcando rated for Copy Cat Advent/Countdown Swap #3 on Dec 12, 2017
Comment: Ho ho ho and thank you for number three! ❄️🎄❄️
Response: Thank you and Happy New Year!
Response: Thank you!
Comment: Thank you!
Response: Thanks Carroll
cbzcando rated for Copy Cat Advent/Countdown Swap #5 on Dec 8, 2017
Comment: Such a sweet envie! I caught the flu so the deer are cheering me up ⭐️🦌😷🦌⭐️ . Keep warm and cozy!
Response: So sorry you are under the weather, hope it turns around quickly!
Comment: Thank you! Love the deer envie!
Response: One of those great stamps you can only use once a year =o)
cbzcando rated for Copy Cat Advent/Countdown Swap #4 on Nov 28, 2017
Comment: You know, can you believe I was just admiring the different shapes, colors and resiliency of the last fleeting leaves today while strolling thru the park(ing lot)? Felt a little wistful so thank you for the permanent ones 🍁🍂🌧❄️💌
Response: I love fall leaves, and they seem over way too quickly. Thank you for the lovely thought.
CurlyTea rated for Copy Cat Advent/Countdown Swap #4 on Nov 27, 2017
Comment: Such a pretty envelope. I can't wait to see what it holds. Thank you!
Response: Thank you...I can't wait until the 1st!
craftyone rated for Copy Cat Advent/Countdown Swap #4 on Nov 27, 2017
Comment: Pretty leaf stamp on the envie. Thanks I'll open closer to Christmas
Response: Thank you for the rating...I love seeing these envelopes collect =o)
Comment: Cute Fall envelope :) Thank you! Edit Dec 16: So pretty! I love Fall leaves! Have to find a special project for these :)Thank you!
Response: Thank you...I don't think I am quite ready to let fall go...
Comment: Thank you! Hope Thanksgiving was warm and cozy! *edit* Dec 7 Thanks for the gorgeous dried leaves! The paper and envelope are wonderful as well..!
Response: We had a nice Thanksgiving. I hope you did also.
shinyserra rated for Copy Cat Advent/Countdown Swap #3 on Nov 20, 2017
Comment: Thank you! I can't wait to open it :)
Response: Thank you. It seems like the holidays are coming so quickly.
Comment: excited to open this! :D
Response: I can't believe the holidays are almost here! Hope yours are awesome.
Comment: Thank you! Cute moon stamp 🌜 Can't wait until it's time to open these up! Edit Dec 13: adorable little Christmas tags! Thank you!
Response: Thank you...me either :)
Comment: Love the moon stamp!
Response: Me too =o) Thanks for the rating.
Comment: Thank you! I love the snowman stamp you used on the envelope!
Response: Thank you, it's nice to be able to use it occasionally.
shinyserra rated for Copy Cat Advent / Countdown Swap on Nov 14, 2017
Comment: Thank you!
Response: Thank you for the rating =o)
Comment: Oh my gosh it's a package! Love the sweet snowmen!
Response: I didn't think about the postage till it was already made. Sussh...don't tell ;)
Comment: I have no idea what's in this, but I can't wait to figure it out come December!
Response: Isn't it hard to wait? Thank you.

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CurlyTea on Nov 27, 2018:

Snowball fight!

CurlyTea on Oct 31, 2018:

Happy Halloween!

CurlyTea on Aug 16, 2018:

Never hide your wings!

pkpeace on Feb 14, 2018:

cbzcando on Jan 9, 2018:

I just got some beautiful nature tags today for copy cat number 3. Thanks for sharing - these are nice! Looking forward to painting these with some neocolors that a lovely someone sent me. Have a great week 🙋🏻

CurlyTea on Dec 31, 2017:

pkpeace on Dec 31, 2017:

bigmamabird on Dec 26, 2017:

Many thanks for the sweet shell ornament, It's on my tree! Hope you had a glorious day yesterday... Happy New Year! Looking forward to art and mail all the live long year!

cbzcando on Dec 24, 2017:

Thanks for the sweet ornament and beautiful leaves, too! (Copy cat advent). I want to open day 25 right now but will try to wait another 24 hours :)

cbzcando on Dec 24, 2017:

I love this cozy bookmark! Thanks for sharing your talents (copy cat advent) 🎄

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