Swap-bot Time: May 10, 2021 4:52 pm


Date Joined: January 17, 2015
Last Online: November 29, 2017
Birthday: November 13
Country: United States

About Me

****I'm taking a break from Swap-Bot. I have just had too many people say they haven't received swaps, I myself haven't received 5 swaps in the past month, and several people never rate. :( It's expensive to resend swaps, and I don't mind if this happens occasionally because "things happen." I'll mis the handful of good folks I have met. The fun just isn't here right now.****. Hi! ~ I'm an artist and crafter from the mountains of North Carolina, USA. In addition, I am a classically trained pastry chef and pro photographic artist, proficient in photography, Adobe applications and Corel Painter. I am single, have two precious children (ages 21 and 26) and a frisky Bengal cat named Effie. I am super intrigued by how others use their creative talents. I love to paint digitally and then add some "real" paint before finishing my pieces. I also love to retouch photos and restore old and damaged ones. I struggle at some point every week with Meniere's disease (migraines/vertigo) and back pain. I try to make the best of my good days and delve deep into creativity for healing.

Fav TV Shows

This changes from season to season but current favs are: Downton Abbey, Old Game Shows,The Blacklist, Shades of Blue, Home Improvement Shows, Victoria, Madam Secretary, This Is Us, Blue Bloods, and anything made by the Coen brothers.

Fav Activities

Mindfulness & Meditation, Getting lost in a good book while on the treadmill, Going to Festivals, Live Music, Walks in the Woods, Baking, Cross Stitch, Video Games, Oil & Watercolor Painting, Multi Media Art, Photography, Sewing, Wreath Making, Gardening, Calligraphy, Card Making, Scrapbooking Including Digital Scrapbooking

Wishing For These Things

MY CURRENT WISH LIST: Old or New UNCUT Patterns (the brown paper tissue type) of any kind, Old Game Pieces & Kids Game Cards, Acorn & Pinecone Themed Items, Handmade Envies, Embossing Supplies/Tools, Nice Drawing & Ink Pens, Pink & Purple Sharpies, Vintage Themed Stickers & Ephemera, Vintage or New Baking Tools, French & Paris Themed Items, Glossy ModPodge, Calligraphy Nibs, Funny Old Photographs, Vintage Motel Ephemera of All Kinds, Fancy Brooches

Favorite Things

ALL HOLIDAYS & ANY REASON TO CELEBRATE :) ~ Most anything in the vintage or old industrial style. ~ I collect ladies handkerchiefs. Vintage looking ones are my favorite. ~ I am learning watercolor as it applies to architecture and home landscapes ~ Favorite color is magenta ~ Folk art makes me smile. ~ I collect unusual and antique tea pots.

OTHER RANDOM PERSONAL LIKES: ...Birch Trees...Gardening...Things Related to France...Old Maid Playing Cards..."Stuff" from the 50's 60's 70's...Clotheslines...Moss... Bittersweet Vines...Almond Oil...Waterproof Mascara...Fancy Vintage Rings...Terra Cotta Pots...Burlap...Sandcastles...Mini Golf...Warm Fires...Treat Bags...Old (old looking) Crate Labels...Hydrangeas...Old Children's Books...Apricot Scents...Vintage Magazine Ads...Warm Socks

I Simply Don't Need...


~ I AM ALLERGIC to most perfumes, cigarette smoke, wool (lanolin) and anything containing eucalyptus or pachouli.

  • No FQ or fabric
  • I don't need matchboxes or any ATC supplies
  • PLEASE nothing cartoon related or kawaii or Hello Kitty
  • I prefer no candy or food. Tea is fine.
  • Please, there is no need to send anything too juvenile (i.e. kiddie stickers, cartoons, small toys or stuffed animals). That includes baby things.
  • I'm not into mystical items, Wiccan, or things zodiac related

Shipments/ Ratings

I ALWAYS participate in swaps I sign-up for and try to send mail in a timely manner. Please message or email me if you do not get a swap I have marked as sent. I truly appreciate the effort each of you puts into your packages and will be happy to leave a rating. You are welcome to remind me to rate if I forget :)

Have a Happy Day!


Uplandcin rated for Pocket Letter 'Christmas' 🎄⛄ on Feb 17, 2018
amabear62 rated for Ephemera pack November: winter on Nov 29, 2017
CENDING rated for Stuff the Mailbox #3- Halloween! on Nov 22, 2017
Comment: I will re rate when i receive.
Response: So sorry you did not get your envie! It was definitely mailed and sent on time with all of the others. I'll be happy to send another. Give me a couple of days as I have packed away Halloween stuff.
Slippy8 rated for JALTWCT-3 days of Christmas swap on Nov 18, 2017
Comment: Can't wait for December! Thanks!
SherylKay rated for November Birthdays on Nov 17, 2017
Comment: How I wish I could give you 100 hearts! What fun the bag was first I only received only 3 birthday cards this year 1 from hubby 1 from 1 sister I have 2 and you! My 3 girls did call but no card. I wish you could see my socks I love fun socks and none of mine had snowflakes! I love the scarf I have been thinking of getting one to cover my saggy wrinkle neck! love pretty paper and the pads I will keep one in my purse I forget so easy! love to try new tea and never had a holder for for my tea bag and the candles were so much fun not to use only to show! Everything was perfect! It was more fun than my birthday! Thank you again so much! I hope yours is as much fun as the one you sent to me!
Response: I'm so happy to hear you are pleased!!!
pattiairel rated for Flat Christmas Gift - USA on Nov 15, 2017
Comment: thanks for a nice swap!! ♥♥♥♥
OliveAndMadi rated for Craft Destash 11/11 on Nov 14, 2017
Comment: wish I could give you 10 stars Great package thank you and yes I can always use everything in this package !!
Comment: thank you for the envelope of goodies!
Ryleighsmom rated for SMSUSA: Happy Mail October 2017 on Nov 9, 2017
Comment: Thank you!
Comment: Thanks for the awesome envelope !
KeriandtheFlock rated for Halloween Flat Swap on Nov 2, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the Halloween goodies! :)
Comment: thank you for the awesome swap! I love everything
EmJayBe rated for Stuff the Mailbox #3- Halloween! on Nov 1, 2017
Comment: Thanks for everything!
nully rated for Stuff the Mailbox #3- Halloween! on Nov 1, 2017
ndfrost17 rated for Stuff the Mailbox #3- Halloween! on Oct 31, 2017
uhohbabyos rated for Stuff the Mailbox #3- Halloween! on Oct 30, 2017
emilynhr rated for Stuff the Mailbox #3- Halloween! on Oct 29, 2017
Comment: Happy Halloween!
ladyaduial rated for Stuff the Mailbox #3- Halloween! on Oct 29, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the goodies!

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CurlyTea on Nov 13, 2018:

Happy Birthday!

CurlyTea on Nov 13, 2017:

HandOfFatima on Oct 25, 2017:


May your day be filled with many good things!

thestampedmemories on Oct 25, 2017:


I read something very interesting today which i wanted to share with you.

'Every person reaches a point at which they owe it to themselves to hit refresh-to reenergize, renew, reframe and rethink their purpose. May each of us be strong always.

Cheers !

Profile Hello#6

LadySunshine on Oct 24, 2017:

Sunny greetings from Israel! Hope you are having a wonderful day and that the rest of your week will be great as well. Happy swapping! Profile Hello #6 cute

pinkpikachu96 on Oct 24, 2017:

Good morning from Broken Arrow! Super sunny here! Happy early Halloween and also happy swapping! Profile Hello #6

MsLee on Oct 24, 2017:

"Profile Hello #6"
Warm greetings from Desert Springs, CA...it's 7:40 AM and I want to wish you a wonderful Tuesday & a wonderful Holiday Season. Stay safe in NC. and keep on creating. Blessings to you all. Lee I.

Jaymmers on Oct 15, 2017:

"So don't worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will bring its own worries. Today's trouble is enough for today. Mathew 6:34 Swap: Profile Bible verse #3

This is my favorite verse. It helps me a lot when I get overwhelmed or down in the dumps. I hope it speaks to you as it does to me :)


jaimierandolph on Oct 14, 2017:

Psalm 139 139 O lord, thou hast searched me, and known me. 2 Thou knowest my downsitting and mine uprising, thou understandest my thought afar off. 3 Thou compassest my path and my lying down, and art acquainted with all my ways. 4 For there is not a word in my tongue, but, lo, O Lord, thou knowest it altogether. 5 Thou hast beset me behind and before, and laid thine hand upon me. 6 Such knowledge is too wonderful for me; it is high, I cannot attain unto it. 7 Whither shall I go from thy spirit? or whither shall I flee from thy presence? 8 If I ascend up into heaven, thou art there: if I make my bed in hell, behold, thou art there. 9 If I take the wings of the morning, and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea; 10 Even there shall thy hand lead me, and thy right hand shall hold me. 11 If I say, Surely the darkness shall cover me; even the night shall be light about me. 12 Yea, the darkness hideth not from thee; but the night shineth as the day: the darkness and the light are both alike to thee. 13 For thou hast possessed my reins: thou hast covered me in my mother's womb. 14 I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvellous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well. 15 My substance was not hid from thee, when I was made in secret, and curiously wrought in the lowest parts of the earth. 16 Thine eyes did see my substance, yet being unperfect; and in thy book all my members were written, which in continuance were fashioned, when as yet there was none of them. 17 How precious also are thy thoughts unto me, O God! how great is the sum of them! 18 If I should count them, they are more in number than the sand: when I awake, I am still with thee. 19 Surely thou wilt slay the wicked, O God: depart from me therefore, ye bloody men. 20 For they speak against thee wickedly, and thine enemies take thy name in vain. 21 Do not I hate them, O Lord, that hate thee? and am not I grieved with those that rise up against thee? 22 I hate them with perfect hatred: I count them mine enemies. 23 Search me, O God, and know my heart: try me, and know my thoughts: 24 And see if there be any wicked way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.

This is my favorite book in the Bible!

Psalm 139 is the 139th psalm from the Book of Psalms. It is attributed to David. It is known for its affirmation of God's omnipresence. The psalm addresses God, or, in Jewish tradition, YHWH, and the speaker calls out and establishes a salutation and an understanding of what he knows God to be. He goes on to marvel at the omnipresence of God even in the most secret of places, and praise God for His vast knowledge of the future. Finally, the psalmist concludes by asking God to “slay the wicked” and stands against them, assuring God of his fervor, asking to be tested and led in the correct path. Some scholars have interpreted this psalm to be a response to an accusation of idolatrous sun worship, something forbidden in the Jewish faith, but incredibly common in rival religions of the time. I really hope you don't mind it isn't just one verse but a whole chapter I can't just pick one verse out of that chapter! I need all of them! Thank you so much for joining! Hugs- jaimierandolph

reauk on Feb 18, 2017:

thankyou Mel it means a lot to me Andrea x

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