Swap-bot Time: June 29, 2022 9:26 pm


Date Joined: November 12, 2016
Last Online: June 29, 2022
Birthday: June 29
Country: United States

About Me

Retired. Recently widowed (June 15, 2021). Two daughters both married. Two granddaughters. I love cats. I am spiritual, but not religious. I embrace tenets from many beliefs and recognize the existence of a higher power. I dislike "good ole' boy" politics & do not identify with any specific party. I am a tree-hugging animal lover & love nature.

Crafts: Sewing, knitting, crocheting, embroidery/crewel, dried florals, papercrafting; Arts: drawing, painting, calligraphy, writing prose/poetry, journaling, cooking, playing piano, reading.

Likes: Traveling, cruising, salt air, the ocean, crisp morning air, rain on my face, fall colors, laughter of children, smiles, soft snowfall, the wind, fantasy, meditation, metaphysics, silence, hugs

Favorite Music

Genre: Folk, Blues, Alternative, World Music, New Age: Pink Floyd, Grateful Dead, Taj Mahal, Keb Mo', Jack Johnson, John Mayer, Fleetwood Mac, Moody Blues, David Bowie, Dr. John, Annie Lenox, Carly Simon, Paul Simon, Gary Jules, Jason Mraz, Josh Groban, Andrea Bochelli, Bonnie Raitt, Wilco, Mumford & Sons, Five for Fighting, Bare Naked Ladies, CCR, Steve Winwood, Dead Can Dance, The Beatles, Rolling Stones, Emmy Lou Harris, Nancy Griffith, Patty Griffin, and oh, so many others!

Favorite Books

Books: American Dirt, Cutting for Stone, White Dog Falling from the Sky, Game of Thrones series, Harry Potter series, Dune series, Water for Elephants, The Silent Patient, Where the Crawdads Sing; Authors: Jeffrey Archer, Sharon Kay Pennman, Ken Follett, John Grisham; Poetry: Gail Mazur, Rod McKuen, Maxine Kumin, Edgar Alan Poe (poetry/prose), Carl Sandburg, Robert Frost

Favorite Movies

Not a movie goer-- just watch whatever's playing on HBO, Showtime, Starz, Cinemax, Netflix, etc.; Love foreign films (with subtitles, not dubbed); Like suspense, sci-fi, drama and deep movies that leave you thinking.

Favorite Television

Chicago PD, Chicago Fire, Chopped, Master Chef, Master Chef Junior, American Horror Story, Dexter, Yellowstone, Mayor of Kingstown, Hightown (of course, it takes place in P-town!), Survivor, Chicago Med, Vikings, VICE, Frontline, NCIS (all), Blue Bloods, Ice Road Truckers, The Deadliest Catch, The Amazing Race, Dr. Pimple Popper, My Aching Feet, & all the veterinary sites (Dr. Pol, Dr. T., etc.)

Favorite Crafts

Knitting, Crocheting, Embroidery, Crewel, Any papercrafts (but especially Inchies, Twinchies, ATCs & Moo cards), Journaling, Sewing, watercolor painting, calligraphy, shell pictures, drawing


Likes: Coffee (not decaf) Caffeinated tea of all kinds, All colors, Handmade papers, Used postage stamps from anywhere, Die cuts;

Dislikes: Herbal teas, Instant coffee, Religious stuff, Disney (I’ve outgrown it)

Wish list

I have been doing papercrafts all my life & have a whole room of supplies & tools. I can honestly say I don't need another thing. I just replace supplies.

Favorite Artists

Favorite Artists: Jaime & Andrew Wyeth, Winslow Homer, Alphonse Mucha, Erte, Norman Rockwell, Peter Maxwell, Maxfield Parrish; Art Deco, Art Nuvo

About Me

PLEASE NOTE: I try to get my swaps done as soon as I sign up because I sign up for so many. Therefore, they do not reflect partner preferences as partners are not assigned until weeks later. I don't sign up for profile swaps for this reason.

Please don’t feel you must include extras in our swaps. Your awesome creative art is enough to make me happy and is the base for my rating.

I take my membership in the groups I belong to or have created very seriously. The founders/coordinators/officers of these groups work very hard to think of swaps, vet participants, and troubleshoot any problems. I do my best to support them by signing up for swaps and being available to host when needed.

I create upstairs & receive mail downstairs. I rate on the day I receive swaps (or the next day at the latest) & after rating, place the swap on the dining room table to go up & be entered in my swap journal. If you’re missing a rating, I’m missing your swap. Please pm me so I know you will resend.

I have never, nor will I ever flake on any swap I undertake. If I find, by some cruel twist of fate, that I cannot complete a swap by its deadline, I will notify you & the coordinator to obtain a mutually agreeable solution. I would appreciate it if you have any problems with or do not receive any of my swaps that you notify me so I may rectify the problem. I promise to do the same for you.

Thank you for allowing me to participate in this wonderful creative journey with you!


Mareree10 rated for AMA: Inkbox card - Black & White on Jun 29, 2022
Comment: What a cool idea of splitting the black and white. Turned out quite lovely! Ty too for the little extras.
Response: Thank you for the compliment and the heart. I love working in Black & White.
Comment: Dianne love the index card and the quote is perfect.Thank you so much for joining the swap and trying something in a new size.Always love your art .
Response: Thank you for the compliment & the heart. I truly identify with that quote!
rebeldaisy rated for AAA: Sender's Choice June on Jun 23, 2022
Comment: Thanks for the great yoga atc and the extras. Nice job!
Response: You are welcome! Thank you for being my partner and for the heart.
Sonya rated for OATCs: June Moon on Jun 21, 2022
Comment: Thanks for the beautiful ATC, Moon-baby!
Response: I love that image! I am most definitely a moon-babe! Thank you for the heart.
JenZen5 rated for USATC: Free Theme ATC June on Jun 20, 2022
Comment: Beautiful ATC.I like the colors and textures, especially the background. And thank you for the extras. I appreciate it. Have a lovely day.
Response: Thank you for the compliment & the heart. “Explore the Depths”.
bbsporty rated for HMPC: Put a Bird on it Postcard on Jun 20, 2022
Comment: Thank you for the pretty postcard!
Response: You are so welcome. Thanks for hosting, being my partner once again & for the heart.
bbsporty rated for HMPC: Botanical love - June on Jun 20, 2022
Comment: Love your postcard!
Response: Beautiful hue of blue to give to you! Happy you liked it.
fourgnomesinatrenchcoat rated for Vitamin Sea INT on Jun 17, 2022
Comment: Thanks so much!
Response: You are welcome! This one was fun to do. Thank you for the heart.
Kitty2cats rated for USAPC: Index Card Collage Art #16 on Jun 14, 2022
Comment: Hi Dianne, Thank you for the index card art swap, #16. It’s so interesting! Loving the texture of the sunflower. Thank you also for the extras. I’m sure you hear this a lot…your handwriting is gorgeous, so nice! ❤️
Response: Thank you for the compliment! I’m glad you enjoyed what I created & the extras. Thank you, also, for the heart.
Comment: Always love what you do and this lovely journal page is no exception. Thank you for always creating beautifully made art.
Response: Thank you for the encouraging comment! I enjoyed making it for you. Thanks for being my partner once again, and for the heart.
Sonya rated for HISTORY`S MYSTERIES #1 on Jun 13, 2022
Comment: I had to LOL when I saw this ATC. Super creative. Thanks so much.
Response: Glad it gave you a smile! What a way to go, huh? Thank you for the heart.
lyssathemermaid rated for Fairies Aplenty! on Jun 13, 2022
Comment: Thank you for the pretty fairy goodies and for joining this swap! :-) im so thrilled to use the large fairy cut out in a flip book in the future!!
Response: Awesome, Lyssa! I love these theme paper swaps. Thanks for hosting & for the heart.
LauraM540 rated for ABC: Sender’s Choice #16 on Jun 11, 2022
Comment: Thanks for the fun cards, can't wait to complete them! I appreciate the fun extras too!
Response: Have fun completing it & welcome to MA! We’re getting closer. Thank you for the heart.
EleanB rated for AATC: One ATC with a woman on Jun 10, 2022
Comment: Thank you for the ATC with a woman, and the fun extras.
Response: You are welcome! Glad you liked the ATC & extras. Thank you for the heart and for being my partner.
donetta rated for TIMs: Twinchie Time on Jun 9, 2022
Comment: Oh how I love the seashore theme...it's a perfect match for the swap graphic you chose! The crab particularly is divine, and I can almost smell the salt air when I look at these beauties! Thank you for always being so inventive and generous (the wee bits to add to future swaps!).
Response: I’m glad you liked a trip to the seashore & the extras. You know how much I enjoy swapping with you! Until next time @ the mailbox...
jjhere rated for Colours of the month - May/June 2022 on Jun 8, 2022
Comment: I always know I'm in for a treat when I see your handwriting on an envelope. Both ATCs are gorgeous and the extras are amazing. Thank you so much!! ❤️❤️❤️
Response: I’m glad I didn’t disappoint! I enjoyed creating them for you & pleased you liked the extras. Thank you for the heart & being my partner!
Camiliann rated for VC: Vintage Beach Babies ATC on Jun 7, 2022
Comment: thanks for the cute ATC and extras, Have a wonderful week
Response: Thank you for the rating.
123Poggy123 rated for AATC: One ATC with a child on Jun 6, 2022
Comment: Such an adorable little boy looking at the grasshopper on his stick horse. You did a really good job of fussy cutting him out. I love the background & the tea bag piece along the side is just perfect. Such a great ATC. Thank you for the goodies for me to use.
Response: Thank you for the encouraging response! Happy you can find use for the extras. Thank you for hosting this swap & for the heart.
me2az50 rated for Zetti Journal Page on Jun 4, 2022
Comment: Thank yo for the amazing Zetti girl with her zetti hat. The bird and his zetti hat was a cute idea. Thanks for the goodies.
Response: I love creating Zettis. Thank you for being my partner and for the heart.
PaperPassion rated for ATC Coin and Ink Box on Jun 4, 2022
Comment: Dianne I just love what you did with the ink box and coin.It is simply beautiful with my very favorite vintage look.Thank you so very much.
Response: You are welcome! I love that portrait.

Rating Overview

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yvonne401 on Jun 21, 2022:

Hi Di!

Wishing you a safe and fun summer!

Love and blessings,

Your friend, Yvonne

YooperHill on Jun 14, 2022:

The spirit animal breezed in today! This ABC return is pretty creative girlfriend! Thank you.

yvonne401 on May 29, 2022:

Hi Di!

Wishing you a safe and fun Memorial Day!

Love and blessings,

Your friend, Yvonne

hibiscus on May 23, 2022:

Love what you did with and senders choice #15! Just amazing the birds… the temple.. gorgeous!

hibiscus on Mar 25, 2022:

Beautiful and so very creative!! That amazing finish on the junque jams !! The tree and birds were inspired … a truly lovely work of art … you are so good!

LauraM540 on Feb 28, 2022:

Thanks for the awesome return 'Hearts Attack' Dog return Buddy Card! Came out super cool!!

tcornell on Dec 24, 2021:

Thank you for thinking of me, and for the kind words on my profile ♥ This community has been so supportive! Y'all are more appreciated than you realize :) Tracy

YooperHill on Sep 9, 2021:

Hey there! I received the ABBc’s black & white return today & I love it! Thank you!

LauraM540 on Jul 29, 2021:

Hi Dianne! I got back the beach chair ATC from the ABC's group SCSS#6 Swap! LOVIN' the way it turned out!! The seagull rocks! (I can appreciate them more now that I don't live mear a beach lol) And also, thanks for all of the fun Beachy extras! Have a super weekend, hope it doesn't rain!!

georgiafae on May 28, 2021:

Thanks for finishing the POE stamp card-I love the story behind how you arrived at finishing it! Thanks for the wonderful little bits you sent too-Take care, friend!

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