Swap-bot Time: May 17, 2021 3:26 pm


Date Joined: September 11, 2017
Last Online: May 17, 2021
Birthday: February 5
Country: United States
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About Me

I am 55 years old and my birthday is in February. My profile name Poohtat is because one of my first tattoos was Winnie-the-Pooh. I have a lot of tattoos. I am retired. I live in Maine with my husband, two grown sons, five dogs, two gargoyle geckos, thirty-two mourning geckos and twenty-five tiny dart frogs. Our house is loud, messy and fun!

My husband is my best friend and soulmate. I could not imagine life without him. My sons are wonderful young men with special needs.

Four of my dogs are Jackabees. This is a Beagle/Jack Russel cross. They all have the same parents but from different litters. Their names are Bailey, Barnum, Bella and Bunky. My other dog is a Rotti/French Bulldog mix named Snuzie Q.

I love words with friends. Iโ€™m not very good, but I try! My words with friends name is poohtat. Just Incase anyone wants to play!

I like my postcards written on, stamped and mailed. (No envelope needed)

I have had multiple surgeries on my right(dominant) hand, wrist and elbow and rotator cuff surgery all on the same arm. Because of this, sometimes I will type my longer letters. I use a handicap pen which is the size of a mini baseball bat! If I have many cards, notes and postcards to do in one day, I will write as much as possible, but please understand i want to participate, but may have to send a typed note. I also do not mind if someone sends me a typed note or letter instead of hand written. Anyone may have a limitation and I would prefer something typed instead of being flaked. Thanks for understanding. Finally, diagnosed with Fibromyalgia/Chronic Pain Syndrome. Some days are good and some not. Found out I have severe obstructive sleep apnea. Should receive my CPAP machine soon.

I love receiving your craft/art. Something you made means a lot to me and I know it was special to you. I love knowing someone put their time and love into the craft.

Here is a start of a list of things I enjoy:

  • A- Art, African Violets, Air plants, AA Milne, Anchors, Autumn, action, ATC, Abstract, Aquarius, Art by Marlene, Acetate, Altered Art

  • B- Butterflies, Bugs(no spiders!), Birds, books, baking, barking, beads, buttons, brads, Batik

  • C- Cookies, Cakes, comedy, cartoons, coffee,
    cooking, camping (in my cabin), cribbage,
    crocs, cactus, cholla wood, clouds, coral, cucumbers, clover, country music, classic rock, canines

  • D- Dogs!, donuts, drawings, doodles, dendrobates, dart frogs, diecuts, dream catcher,

  • E- Elephants, ephemera, excitement, eclecticness, envelopes

  • F- Flowers, Fairies, Fuschia, fudge, frogs, fall,
    forest, fantasy, Fenrir, feathers

  • G- Gardening, ghosts, geckos, geraniums, gargoyles, gorjuss girls, gnomes, gothic, gremlins, glitter, graffiti

  • H- Horses, hiking, hippos, hippies, hobonichi weeks, holo foil

  • I- Indigo, Ivy, Imagination, Isopods,

  • J- Jackabees, Junk Journals, jungle vines, jigsaw puzzles,

  • K- Kittens, Kaleidoscope, kawaii, Kraken

  • L- Lavender, Lilacs, Lizards, learning, lemonade, Lighthouses, Luis Royo,

  • M- Minions!, Monster High, Music, Mushrooms, magic, mystery, Moomins, mutts, maps, mythical, mystical, mountains, mixed up, mashed up, micro happy planner, morning glories

  • N- Nautical, Nighttime, nasturtiums, notecards, Navy Seals,

  • O- Opals, ovals, Owls, Orchids, octopus, Optical Illusions,

  • P- Puppies, Porcupines, Primrose, Phylobates,
    Photography, pictures, puzzles, Pink, Purple, Postcards, plants, pebbles, paintings, paw prints, pastel colors, pansies, Pegasus, Pinnipeds,

  • Q- Quarries, Quantum physics, Quasimodo,

  • R- Rhododendrons, Ridgeback, Riddles, Rocks, reading, rainbows

  • S- Shells, snails, seahorse, spring, seashore, scrabble, sunrise, sunset, skulls, scrabble, stationary, stickers, surprise, school, science fiction, Santoro Gorjuss Girls, sticker flakes, Sleipnir

  • T- Toads, turtles, terrariums, tattoos, topography maps, tea, trolls, trim, topper

  • U- Unicorns, USA,

  • V- Violets,vines, vivariums, vintage, Victorian, velveeta, Valkyrie

  • W- Windmills, waterfalls, word seek/find, washi tape, willow trees

  • X- Xenolith, xenomorphic,

  • Y- Yuzen,

  • Z- Zentangle, Zinnias, Zeus,

Favorite Music

I like country, classic rock, pop. I have a wide variety of music I like, but nothing classical.

Some of my favorites are Bob Seger, David Bowie, John Folgerty, Blake Shelton, Eric Church, Brother's Osborne, Nickelback, Neil Diamond, CCR, Kid Rock, Imagine Dragons,

Favorite Books

I love crime mysteries.

My favorite authors are Jonathan Kellerman, Stuart Woods, James Patterson, Tami Hoag, Tess Gerritsen and Kathy Reichs. I also like Faye Kellerman, Richard Castle, Stephen King, Dean Koontz

Favorite Movies

My favorite movies are the Minion movies. The Bourne movies. The Kingsmen, Leaugue of Extraordinary Gentlemen, and Mission Impossible series.

I don't go see any movie in the theater as the large screen makes me very sick. I get motion sickness even if I watch a tv larger than 50 inches!

Favorite Crafts

I am not very crafty, but I enjoy what others can do.

I love photography and have taken some classes with my husband. We love to take a day and go out shutter bugging.

It is always interesting to see the photos we each took of the same place but we see it so differently. Greg sees the big picture overall and I focus on the small details like a bug or a mushroom.

I have begun experimenting with paper crafts. I am doing some ATCs and find they are a lot of fun along with JAMs. I am getting into smash and junk journals. Every scrap or small item I come across I now put in my little bin of treasures to possibly be used in my next project. Crafting is difficult for me as I have had many surgeries on my right arm, hand and thumb. Two years ago I fell and fractured my left wrist and tore two ligaments in my thumb/wrist. So now both of my thumbs are limited in range of motion.

Right now I am loving the painted rock craze.

My Dart Frogs

I love my tiny little dart frogs. They call all the time. It is really fun to hear frog sounds in the middle of a snow storm in February! I am using stock photos from Google of the dart frogs as I couldn't figure out how to upload my own photos.

Leucomalas is a tiny yellow and black frog known as the Bumble Bee frog. I currently have four of these frogs and hope to raise some tadpoles next Spring to add three more to my tank. These frogs are very sociable and hop right up to my hand when I am feeding them.

Vittatus is a tiny frog that has a black body with a blue belly and an orange/red stripe or stripes down its back. I currently have 14 and three tadpoles. They have a very loud call. We can hear the upstairs tank calling when we go downstairs and hear the downstairs tank upstairs!

El Cope Auratus is a tiny Blue frog with black stripes and spots. I currently have three of these frogs. Their call is a low vibrating purrlike sound.

Epipedobates anthonyi 'Santa Isabel', commonly known as the phantasmal poison dart frog frog, is a small, bold, and colorful frog. These frogs are also known as SIs or Santa Isabels. They are a brownish red with very bright light green stripes. Very loud call!

Favorite Television

My favorite television shows are Criminal Minds, NCIS, NCIS LA, NCIS New Orleans, The Blacklist, Fargo, Elementary, The Rookie and The Big Bang Theory.


I think Kawaii characters are so cute!

Wonderful Idea

I just wanted to share a group on Facebook called

From The Heart

This is a group that will send a card to an elderly person. It also allows you to see the names so you can pick someone to send a card to. This is such a great idea because the elderly can get very lonely. There is another group called

Comfort and Joy

that sends a card to anyone else that is not elderly. Please check them out.


Raven93 rated for LSRUS-BIG happy mail swap #4 usa on May 14, 2021
Comment: Awesome stuff, per usual! I can't stop looking at the gold foil rose sticky- thing. It's so neat. I also like the notecard and postcard and everything else. Thank you!
Response: Lol. You are very welcome.
Comment: Thanks for the cute Mermaid card!
Response: You are very welcome
Comment: Hi Jannie! Thank you for the quote about libraries! I love them as well - so looking forward to when we can have book club again - maybe in July they said, so... We can at least still use it, limited timeframes but better than just curbside - now I can really look through stuff and pick out my own reads - yipppeee! Wishing you all the best! Hugs and Happy Swapping! ;)
Response: Happy Swapping
GrumpyGrandma rated for Stuff the Mailbox #29 on May 12, 2021
Comment: Thank you. Love everything you sent.
Response: Happy Swapping
Chechel2 rated for Notecard & Washi on May 11, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the amazing Washi! I get my Washi from Simply Gilded & love it! Canโ€™t wait to use them! ๐Ÿ˜Š
Response: SG makes some very pretty washi
shanaabird rated for LSRUS-BIG happy mail swap #4 usa on May 10, 2021
Comment: Thanks for the goodies!
Response: Happy Swapping
Comment: Thank you so much! Especially love the dog postcards!!
Response: You are very welcome
Comment: Thank you for your lovely package! โค
Response: You are very welcome
Comment: Thank you I love the flamingo!
Response: You are very welcome
Comment: Thank you for the lovely goodies. Those labels are very useful!! The washi tapes r gorgeous! โค๏ธ
Response: I'm so glad you liked the swap ๐Ÿ™‚
kizzlets rated for Stuff the Mailbox #29 on May 6, 2021
Comment: Thank you, I liked the random dinosaur postcard!
Response: You're welcome
Comment: What a nice quote! :) Thank you!
Response: You're welcome
StargazerHM rated for WIYM: 3~2~1 Swap on May 1, 2021
Comment: Absolutely wonderful! Loved it all! Cheers!
Response: Happy swapping
cmmaldonado rated for Stuff the Mailbox #29 on May 1, 2021
Comment: Thank you so much for the goodies! I love the texture on that floral notecard. Your envelope is super pretty, too! ๐Ÿฅฐ Everything is great, canโ€™t wait to use them!
Response: So happy to hear you liked the swap. Happy swapping
megan1230 rated for Stuff the Mailbox #29 on May 1, 2021
Comment: Great swap! Thank you so much!
Response: You are very welcome
MargieP rated for Stuff the Mailbox #29 on Apr 30, 2021
Comment: Thank you for all the goodies!
Response: You are very welcome
ThrivingWell rated for Stuff the Mailbox #29 on Apr 30, 2021
Comment: Thank you so much, for the lovely items you sent me. I especially love the vintage inspired "With Sincere Birthday Wishes" flower girl postcard, the happy mail stickers & note card with envelope! Love your colorful ID / info. tag, too! ๐Ÿค— ~ Z
Response: I am so happy you liked the swap. Happy swapping
craftyone rated for Stuff the Mailbox #29 on Apr 30, 2021
Comment: Thanks for the postcard and goodies!
Response: You are very welcome
jessdraper rated for Stuff the Mailbox #29 on Apr 30, 2021
Comment: Thank you very much for the items and journal cards!! stay safe and healthy -jess <3
Response: You are very welcome. Happy swapping
arimails rated for Stuff the Mailbox #29 on Apr 29, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the cute goodies!!
Response: You are very welcome

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Highlander18 on May 15, 2021:

AWG oh my goodness - Whales galore, thank you so much!

colleenbUSA on May 14, 2021:

Thank you so much for the May CPG wishes! I love them!

Barbara on May 13, 2021:

Thank you for the journal stickers and washi tape for May wishes. BTW I love the photos of your doggies.

fishsteak on May 11, 2021:

Thank you for the ATC sleeves for WW May!

bethe on May 1, 2021:

Thank you for the beautiful washi! I love the colors and patterns so much! WW April

jmjackson on May 1, 2021:

Thank you for the 5 notecards for the April RAK!(RAKS Only USA)

Swan on Apr 23, 2021:

So many cute washi tape samples for my CPG April wishlist, thank you!

grammypammy on Apr 20, 2021:

WW ~ April

Thank you for the cute tag/swap inserts, I love them!

Hugs, Pam

bostianh on Apr 19, 2021:

Thank you for the wonderful LSRUS April wishlist. Everything you sent was wonderful and I love the washi tapes!๐Ÿ’–. Thanks for your kindness.

dabellaraquella on Apr 16, 2021:

Ty so much for the Bee Goodies! I am excited to use that fabulous Washi tape!

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