Swap-bot Time: October 25, 2021 9:58 pm


Date Joined: September 11, 2017
Last Online: October 25, 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. I’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, 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, decoupage

  • 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, napkins

  • 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, 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, yardwork

  • 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.


My back tattoo before I continued adding to it.

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.


USAFwife rated for CPG Halloween Card 2021 - US on Oct 24, 2021
Comment: Thanks for the great card! I bought the same ones through Current a few years back - really 'stocked up' b/c I liked them so much! Sounds like you have a good Halloween night planned too - my kind of Halloween. :) Thanks for the tarot cards too! I haven't seen this deck. :)
warheart rated for CPG Halloween Card 2021 - US on Oct 22, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the adorable card and NBC stickers!
Response: You are very welcome
Comment: Yes, I agree, boring postcard! But perfect for this swap! Thank you so much for resending! Be well! xo
Response: Happy swapping
Comment: Thank you so very much for the amazing goodies you sent! I loved everything! Your Jason/Michael Myers/and Pennywise stickers and labels were awesome!!
Response: You are very welcome. Happy Halloween
dottyspeckle rated for Stuff the Mailbox- Halloween on Oct 21, 2021
Comment: Thank you! I love the assortment of items!
Response: You are very welcome
kydestar rated for 5 Postcards to 2 Partners #222 on Oct 21, 2021
Comment: Brilliant selection of postcards, thank you!
Response: You are very welcome
Comment: Thanks for commenting ! Happy Halloween !
Response: Happy Halloween
StarrStuff rated for Stuff the Mailbox- Halloween on Oct 20, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the goodies! Love them! The envelope is beautiful!
Response: You are very welcome
spicemom rated for Stuff the Mailbox- Halloween on Oct 20, 2021
Comment: Hi Jannine Thank you for the goodies Spicemom
Response: You are very welcome
Brokenwings87 rated for Stuff the Mailbox- Halloween on Oct 20, 2021
Comment: Think this is the right one. Thank you for the Harry Potter stickers, magic sayings. I love this stationery, the rose postcard, and of course *I myself am strange and unusual*
Response: You are very welcome
Comment: OMG! I love everything you sent. The beetlejuice stickers are so cute, and the washi stickers are beautiful. Thank you for the vinyl decal as well.
Response: You are very welcome
jenlovespsu rated for Stuff the Mailbox- Halloween on Oct 20, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the spooky mail! Happy Halloween :)
Response: Happy Halloween
blueackerson rated for Stuff the Mailbox- Halloween on Oct 20, 2021
Comment: thanks so much
Response: You are very welcome
Aseret25 rated for CPG Daily Q's #9 - US on Oct 20, 2021
Comment: Thanks for the gnome postcard - we don't get trick-or-treaters either. Instead we go over to my sister's house and hang out with her family.
Response: Happy swapping and Happy Halloween
TrishaLSmith rated for SCATTS - S - ROUND 8 - US ONLY on Oct 20, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the wonderful Star Wars postcard! Love it!
Response: You are very welcome
Mersh22 rated for Stuff the Mailbox- Halloween on Oct 19, 2021
Comment: Thanks for all the wonderful things, especially the sloth stickers.
Response: You are very welcome
ItaliaGirl863 rated for Stuff the Mailbox- Halloween on Oct 19, 2021
Comment: Thanks so much for all of my Halloween goodies! I loved everything!
Response: You are very welcome
rissness rated for Stuff the Mailbox- Halloween on Oct 19, 2021
Comment: Thanks for the goodies : )
Response: You're welcome
crochetjunkie rated for Stuff the Mailbox- Halloween on Oct 19, 2021
Comment: I always love your swaps! Thank you for the fun stuff!
Response: So happy to hear that. You are very welcome.
jules4534 rated for Stuff the Mailbox- Halloween on Oct 19, 2021
Comment: Thank you! Love the postcard!
Response: You are very welcome

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Ryleighsmom on Oct 21, 2021:

Thank you SO for the awesome autumn wishes you sent via CPTG October Wishlist! I LOVE IT ALL!!! 🎃🍁

MiRdLHWY43 on Oct 20, 2021:

Thanks so much for the cute monster postcard with a haiku, yay! Ww oct 🎃💜

Tricia22 on Oct 19, 2021:

Oct RAKS- Thanks for the wishes of Christmas washi’s!!

Linsoid on Oct 19, 2021:

Thanks so much for the October LSRUS wishes!! So cute!!

simcoe54 on Oct 18, 2021:

CPG: October Wishes -- Thanks for following my daughter's Instagram page and for granting me this wish.

tcornell on Oct 18, 2021:

Thank you for the Kawaii letter sets that you sent me for Oct LSRUS wish list!!! ♥ Love them :)

Caithness on Oct 15, 2021:

Thanks ever so much for the doily's and washi for CPG wishlist October - perfect!

lindseyjae on Oct 14, 2021:

Thanks for the postcard you sent me for WW October! I would love to be postcard pals with you - I will plan to get a PC sent to you ASAP!

Barbara on Oct 12, 2021:

Thank you so much for granting my October LSRU wish! I love the patterns you sent!

Rainydancer on Oct 10, 2021:

Welcome to Sunshine swaps!

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