Swap-bot Time: October 2, 2022 8:18 am


Date Joined: February 25, 2021
Last Online: October 2, 2022
Birthday: November 22
Country: United States
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June 21, 2022 **Attention... I have received some great happy mail and I cannot locate the sender to thank online. Name is Aiko from Japan. If this is you please send me a direct message. A little happy mail is on its way to you in the meantime ๐Ÿ˜

Hello (โ—โ€ขแด—โ€ขโ—) to all who may read this!!

As you may guess from my SB name... I โค love pandas ๐Ÿผ and I used to collect anything stationary/craft related to pandas. My IG account is even panda related @pandaartsylifestyle It all started when I chose "Panda" as my camp counselor name from Girl Scouts a few years ago and it has stuck.

SWAPPING๐Ÿ“Œ Where will I swap -- Is Antarctica too far?? Yes, I am willing to swap internationally.

INCOMING SWAPS-- I try to rate within 24 hours of receiving swaps. If I haven't rated and you have sent... please send me a message and I will double check my log. I am a patient swapper and realize things get returned, lost and otherwise stuck in the various postal service systems of the world. I will contact others before rating anything other than a 5, but do believe in the need for ratings.๐Ÿ’™ Anything sent with effort and friendship in mind is appreciated. (โ—โ€ขแด—โ€ขโ—) ๐Ÿ’™ Anything that is sent with an awareness of my profile and/or with generosity will get a quick heart.

OUTGOING SWAPS-- PLEASE send me a message if you don't receive a swap from me. I'm happy to resend if something goes amiss. I do mark sent on the day the item goes into my mailbox. May be picked up by the post office the next day or two days later if there's a holiday. I do try to send out my swaps to the recipients as the partners are posted if they are non-profile based and days before the mail out deadline is they are profile based. If you receive something that isn't your taste and it's a non-profile based swap... kindly just pass on to the next person.

โค๏ธ Currently open for ATC or YouTube tutorial loaded pockets or junk journal supply private swaps. Message me and I will gladly set it up.

โค๏ธ I'm currently closed for new pen pals.

CRAFTING HISTORY ๐Ÿ“Œ I've put together personal scrapbooks for the last 20 years... and snail mail pen pals for nearly 30 years. I have a love of stationary and stickers that spans my life since grade school. In recent years I've added pocket letters, ATCs, loaded pockets and junk journaling into my frequent craft hobbies. Adding texture for intrigue and dimension is something I'm very much so interested in and attempting to use more often. Stitching on paper is so much fun for me.

JUNK JOURNAL "STYLE": My main crafting hobby this last year has been junk journaling. My style is shabby, feminine and often grungy. I appreciate true vintage papers, but I incorporate lots of items including junk mail into my journals. I

I'm starting a purple themed junk journal... So if you are reading this for a swap that's a big big hint!!! ๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’œ

HOT TOPICS ๐Ÿ“Œ I am an open minded, but not easily swayed individual. I am a straight, Catholic, democrat that is also Asian-American, that lives in the USA/Mexico border, supports our military and is fully immunized. I am strong in my beliefs but enjoy other points of view and intelligent debate. If your interests, age group, culture, race, religion and/or lifestyle are different then mine that's a BONUS to me. I have many close friends that live different than I do and I love learning about new people, their cultures, their religions and differing points of view. Nice is nice and I truly believe that variety makes the world an interesting place. ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผโ™ฅ๏ธ Love is love. ๐ŸŒˆ Be kind to ALL.

Likes: ๐Ÿ’—See ABC likes list below

Dislikes: ๐Ÿ‘Ž๐ŸผFoam/puffy stickers. ๐Ÿ‘Ž๐ŸผThemes as follows: creepy bugs (like beetles, spiders); Mushrooms (but most nature/woodland is great); cats; tarot, witches, magic, clown or political items. ๐Ÿ‘Ž๐ŸผPostcards ๐Ÿ‘Ž๐ŸผI'm not a fan of fluorescent colors or yellow in general. ๐Ÿ‘Ž๐ŸผItems that smell of smoke. ๐Ÿ‘Ž๐ŸผPlease don't send loose glitter. It gets all over my area/crafts and my fluffy pets.

Favorite Music

I like upbeat and thought provoking music from just about any genre/language. Favorites are country, rock, pop, music from musicals (Guys and Dolls; Mama Mia, Moana) and Christian music.

I love โคโคโค to swap playlists as listening to new music can be great fun. I'm currently really into Fall Out Boy and fellow Filipino American Olivia Rodrigo!

Favorite Books

I listen to audio books when I doing chores or exercising. Mystery and dramas are my favorite. Recommendations are appreciated.

I collect and use several in hand, real life actual cookbooks: Skinnytaste Air Fryer, Hungry Girl Simply 6; Pioneer Woman, 5 Ingredient Semi-Homemade and The Hell's Kitchen Cookbook are my favorites.

Favorite Television

Reality shows (Survivor; Amazing Race; Top Chef; Love Island USA/UK/Australia; 90 Day Fiance), dramas related to medicine (Grey's Anatomy, Station 19, New Amsterdam, The Good Doctor) and other types of series (Downton Abbey; Call the Midwife; Virgin River).

Does YouTube count as television? I love listening/watching others craft while I'm crafting. I enjoy following along with the tutorials... But also to just have the videos on in the background. My crafting favorites include: The Paper Outpost, Joie de Fi, Camelia Crafts Designs and Artymaze.

ABC likes

A: Art, ATC cards, acrylic painting, animals, Alaska, atlas book pages

B: Bible, blue ๐Ÿ”ต, black โšซ, botanicals, butterflies, bees, birds, beaches, burlap, boba tea, babies, boating

C: creativity, churches, crochet, cooking, coffee, cappuccino, campers/camping, children, cards, cruises, clouded snow leopards, Chicago Bears/Cubs, chocolate

D: dogs, dragonflies, die cuts, desserts, doilies

E: elephants, home made/craft store bought envelopes, embellishments, exercise, echo park, espresso, embroidery

F: flip books, flowers, friendship, flamingos, football, fellowship, foreign languages (book pages, brochures etc.), fabric with small images.

G: gorjuss girls, grey, geology, graphic45, globes, gesso

H: Hobonichi planners, hiking, Heidi Swapp, Holy Trinity, healthy lifestyle

I: stamping ink, international mail, Instagram

J: Jesus, junk journals, journals, Jim holtz,

K: koalas, kindness, kings, Kung Fu panda, kids

L: lavender, lace, light houses, layers

M: maps, sheet music, music, mixed media, movies, musicals, markers, mulan, tombow markers

N: nutrition, navy blue, national parks (USA), nature, noncaff tea, napkins for decoupauge

O: optimism, otters, oceans, Olympics

P: pandas, Philippines, purple ๐ŸŸฃ, painting, pocket letters, planners, pink ๐Ÿ’Ÿ , plants, play lists, pens, pink fresh studio, Peleton non-bike workouts. prayers

Q: quotes, queens

R: rickrack, roses, ribbons, RVs, road trips, retro, rabbits

S: sewing on paper, stickers, stationary for letter writing, scrapbooking, snail mail, cling rubber stamps, shabby, sparkle, sanrio (hello kitty may be the only cat I like), soccer, sparkle, swap sheets, stamped quotes, sentiments, sari silk

T: trees, travel, turtles, typewriters, tags, tea, theatre

U: umbrellas, USA

V: vintage looking items, authentic vintage items, vellum, vans, vegetarian/vegan recipes, VR games

W: watercolor paints/markers, washi tape/stickers, whales, weather (rain, snow, clouds), white โšช, wax seals, wooden stamps, words

X: xeriscape landscaping (I do live in a desert)

Y: YouTube tutorials/recommendations, yummy treats (no food allergies here), yarns samples with texture

Z: zoo animals, zen, zebras

Favorite Places I've Been

I grew up in Illinois. Went to college in Iowa. Lived in New Mexico, Pennsylvania and Arizona after graduation prior to moving to Texas.

When I have breaks from my job in the schools I love ๐Ÿ’Ÿ to travel. We own a small motorhome and love to get out on the open road whenever we have a chance. I've been all over the United States including Alaska. Internationally I've visited: Barcelona, Spain; London, England; Mexico, Canada and the Philippines.

Other interests

๐Ÿ’Ÿ I'm a treadmill and trail jogger/walker/hiker. I recently got a stationary bike and am on Peloton as "panda749296"

๐Ÿ’Ÿ I am very interested in nutrition: I count calories and am learning to count macros. I do eat meat, but eat vegetarian many days a week and try to eat primarily plant based as well.

๐Ÿ’Ÿ Chocolate is my favorite dessert, but unfortunately if its mailed to me between April to October the chances it will arrive melted is significant. Second favorite sweet is gummy candy - especially Swedish fish.

๐Ÿ’Ÿ I enjoy VR Cardio games (Supernatural, Beat Saber) on our Oculus headsets.


Petaltea rated for IS: International Destash Swap on Sep 30, 2022
Comment: Doesnโ€™t it just drive you mad when mail comes back? But your lovely swap arrived. I love everything and your folio is just beautiful. Iโ€™ve got to figure out how you made that. Take care and enjoy the weekend!
Comment: As always, you create the prettiest swaps. No favorite as I love them all. The paper ruffle/strip will definitely be used. Thank you for spending the time creating for me. ๐Ÿฅฐ
Response: Aww... Thanks for the sweet words. I'm so glad you like what I sent โค๏ธ
JaneInSD rated for YTPC: Collaged Junk Mail Envelope on Sep 23, 2022
Comment: Thank you so much for this awesome envie! I love all of the stitching around the edges and all of the tucks are so cute! Thank you for such a thoughtful swap. Oh, and I followed you on Instagram! My name is @janeinsd. :-)
Response: I'm so glad you like what I sent and that you found me on insta ๐Ÿ˜ƒโค๏ธ
Trevismom rated for YTPC: Bookmark/Bellyband Flip USA on Sep 20, 2022
Comment: Hello Barbara! Thank you so much for the lovely bookmarks! I really like the way that you made multiple flips for extra writing space! I love te paper that you used too and the extras! Happy swapping! โค
Response: I'm so glad your like what I sent you. Happy swapping to you too! โฃ๏ธ
QueenHannie rated for Blind, quick tea swap 23 on Sep 19, 2022
Comment: Thank you so much for the lovely assortment of tea! I am so excited to try them all!
Response: I'm so glad you like what I sent you. Take care and enjoy โค๏ธ
Comment: Thank you! Love the pages from the 1927 calendar!!!!
Response: You're welcome! I'm so glad you like what I sent to you ๐Ÿฅฐ๐Ÿฅฐ
ldyhawke88 rated for 3 Things In An Envelope INTL #14 on Sep 12, 2022
Comment: good stuff thank you used an envie did OT many years ago a star for you OT can be hard work
Response: Thank you for rating. Yes, OT can be hard work but it's so much fun too! Take care ๐Ÿฅฐ
Comment: Totally agree about it looking easy, but being hard. Your's turned out nice. Thank you!
Response: I'm glad you liked what I sent. Thanks for eating and the heart โ™ฅ๏ธ
Comment: What a gorgeous swap! I feel so fortunate to have had you as a partner. The papers are so pretty and your sewing is exquisite. I love the lace and all the special goodies. The map pages are appreciated, too. Your note was so special and you totally made my day. Thank you so much! ๐Ÿฅฐ
Response: You are welcome ๐Ÿ˜ I'm so glad that what I sent you was indeed "happy mail". Thanks for hosting, rating and the heart โ™ฅ๏ธ
Shoreart rated for Junk Journaling Words on Sep 3, 2022
Response: Thanks for rating and the heart โค๐Ÿ˜
chimerix rated for FTLOC#1 Decoupage Napkins Tags on Aug 30, 2022
Comment: Thank so much for the lovely tags. I enjoy how you pt the elements together. And thank you for all of the fun extras to craft with. Aloha!
Response: You're welcime. Thanks for rating and the heart ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’•
elinor rated for YTPC: Book Page Tags on Aug 30, 2022
Comment: Thank you for the great tags, and the extra paper :)
Response: You're welcime. Thanks for rating and the heart ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’•
Burger1girl rated for FTLOC#1-Fast blind swap -US 3 on Aug 29, 2022
Comment: Such an envelope of goodies!! The letters are a unique color! Pretty postcard. Minnie Mouse words of happy!! I ALWAYS use memo pads! (Old age!LOL) Appreciate the happy mail stickers! Fun Swap! Happy Swapping! Thank you!
Response: You're welcime. Thanks for rating and the heart ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’•
rarjones rated for FTLOC#1-Fast blind swap -US 3 on Aug 29, 2022
Comment: Thank you for the selection of items you sent along to me. I will enjoy using the alaphabet stickers and Micheky Mouse too:) Love the mushroom post card:) Thank you again!
Response: You're welcime. Thanks for rating and the heart ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’•
Poeprincess rated for Junk Journaling Words on Aug 26, 2022
Comment: Great choice of words! Wonderful additions to my stash. Thank you for the pages, too.
Response: I'm so glad you like what I sent! ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’•
Wended rated for Junk Journaling Words on Aug 26, 2022
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful selection of words. I will certainly use them in my journals..love the extras too..
Response: I'm so glad that you like what I sent. Happy swapping ๐Ÿผ๐Ÿผ
isabellasnow rated for YTPC: Altered Window Envelopes on Aug 18, 2022
Comment: Hi Barbara! I found it ;+) and it's just lovely. LOVE that you used the brown bag (so clever) and all the stitching is so pleasing. It's got that delicious, crinkly sound. Love all the enclosures--especially that lace--so pretty! Thanks, too, for the lovely extras. Your 'hostess gift' should have had its own swap--it's beautiful. And . . . Emily D is my favorite poet. What a wonderful swap--thank you!
Response: I'm so glad it made it safe and sound and that you like it so much!! Thanks again for your patience and for hosting so many great swaps โค๏ธโค๏ธ
Comment: Thank you Barbara for these collages and extra goodies! Love them! Happy swaps :)
Response: You're Welcome. Thank you for rating and the heart! (โ—'โ—ก'โ—)
rkassman rated for YTPC: Botanical Book Page w/Pocket on Aug 1, 2022
Comment: Thank you so much, I love these beautiful page/pockets - and all the little tuckins are great, I can't wait to use them. And the braille paper!!!!
Response: You are welcome! I'm so glad that you like what I sent. Enjoy the braille paper :) Thanks for rating and the heart
Wended rated for YTPC: Flowish Journal US ONLY on Jul 14, 2022
Comment: Thank you for the โ€œflowishโ€ journal you made me.I love the variety of vintage papers you included in it. I will certainly use them all in my journals.
Response: I'm so pleased that you will be able to use what I sent to make items for your journal ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š

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AJ73 on Sep 20, 2022:

Thank you so much for the tag of 3 notecards and Extra ones too. Also I love the Happy Mail stickers. You are so sweet and generous. ๐Ÿ’

bluerose3 on Sep 18, 2022:

Thank you for the (RAK September Rak #1 PL 6x4 and 4x3) cards. What fun colors and designs :)

theshyone on Sep 14, 2022:

Thank you for the September RAK - 64" and 43" ... Project Life Cards! You shared so many and they are so varied and fun! So looking forward to using them (^ใƒฎ^)/

Highlander18 on Sep 12, 2022:

Thank you very much for the September RAK - 64" and 43" ... Project Life Cards - oh so many!! Will be fun to use.

Artistic on Sep 6, 2022:

RAKS Only Group -- Thanks so much for the nice collection of Project Life cards for RAK #161594.

Highlander18 on Sep 2, 2022:

Thank you very much for the August RAK - Project Life Cards - 1st 8 to enter win!! great selection!

bluerose3 on Sep 2, 2022:

Thank you for August RAK project life cards. What a neat variety :)

katjl on Aug 31, 2022:

Thank you for the August RAK - Project Life Cards. Great selection of cards. I will use them all.๐Ÿ˜€

theshyone on Aug 30, 2022:

Thank you for the August RAK for Project life cards! They are so fun, many of which I have never seen before. Also, the stitched pocket to hold them all, so cute! I will have so much fun using them (โ—โ€ขแด—โ€ขโ—)โ™ก

chimerix on Aug 30, 2022:

Thank you so much for the abundance of PL cards. I will use them with love! Aloha

RAKs Only - August

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