Swap-bot Time: July 31, 2021 5:29 pm


Date Joined: September 11, 2017
Last Online: July 31, 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, 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, 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.


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.


Rainydancer rated for Sending stuff in twos #22 on Jul 31, 2021
Comment: Thanks so much!
Response: You are very welcome
hammondeggs rated for ESG: Post a Profile Hello on Jul 24, 2021
Comment: Jannine, Thank you for posting on my profile page.
Response: You are welcome
SkaGirl rated for Sending stuff in twos #22 on Jul 24, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the goodies! I love it all! :)
Response: I am happy to hear. Happy swapping
mchesser12 rated for ESG: Post a Profile Hello on Jul 22, 2021
Comment: Love the little girl image you added to my profile page. Thank you!!!
Response: You are very welcome
Eulegirl rated for Stuff the Mailbox #31 on Jul 22, 2021
Comment: Thanks for the goodies! Love the stickers!
Response: You are very welcome
fromkamy rated for Small detash swap Usa only on Jul 20, 2021
Comment: Your package made my day. I loved everything you included. I love the kawaii items you included and all the different stickers. Thank you, have a wonderful day ! πŸ’•
Response: I am so happy to hear you liked the swap. Happy swapping
BusyB rated for RAKS ~ July on Jul 19, 2021
Comment: Thank you for being a great partner! I love all that you sent and everything was a great wish/RAK to receive! I appreciate your thoughtfulness. :)
Response: I am very happy to hear your kind words. Thank you and enjoy
sharingpostcards rated for A Note For You # 107 on Jul 19, 2021
Comment: I love everything! thank you!
Response: Happy Swapping
myancey rated for NYUP USA Only #72 on Jul 16, 2021
Comment: Thanks for the poison dart frog card. Love the quote! Have a good day!
Response: You are very welcome
qSamantha rated for RAK Destash #6 - July on Jul 16, 2021
pintis rated for NYUP USA Only #72 on Jul 14, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the postcard.
Response: You are very welcome
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful flower postcard.
Response: You are very welcome
Comment: I loved what u sent. TYSVM! Great variety!!
Response: Happy swapping
nanadiana rated for NYUP USA Only #71 on Jul 7, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the Pooh pc. Love Pooh and the gang. Nice quote too. Take care!
Response: Happy swapping
Kraftylady777 rated for Stuff the Mailbox #28 on Jul 6, 2021
Camiliann rated for FTLOC#1 ATC Butterfly Theme on Jul 5, 2021
Comment: thanks so much for the beautiful butterfly ATC. And the cute extras!!!
Response: You are very welcome
shalvorsen rated for Stuff the Mailbox #31 on Jul 1, 2021
Comment: I love everything! Thanks for a great swap.
Response: You are very welcome
banjobraids rated for NYUP USA Only #71 on Jul 1, 2021
Comment: Perfect card and quote! Chasing lizards is my favorite summer activity at our park :D Happy summer! :):)
Response: Happy Summer to you as well :)
Comment: Great choices for me which makes for a great swap! Thank you!
Response: You are very welcome
myancey rated for NYUP USA Only #71 on Jun 29, 2021
Comment: Janine this card is beautiful! Thanks so so much have a good day
Response: so glad you like it. Happy swapping

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ChrisAnne on Jul 30, 2021:

Thank you for the great envie of purple loveliness from A Wish Granted! It was amazing!

Swan on Jul 24, 2021:

Thank you for the Freedom papers and the succulent stickers for my July Wishlist!

dabellaraquella on Jul 23, 2021:

Thank you so so much for the amazing Washi Samples! Wow!

grammypammy on Jul 21, 2021:

WW ~July

Thank you for the beautiful ATC and backgrounds, can't wait to start using those!

Hugs, Pam

TeaNi on Jul 20, 2021:

thank you very much

for granting a July wish for me with the beautiful illustrated postcards and the cute kitty notecard! :)

infphann on Jul 18, 2021:

ESG: Post a Profile Hello πŸ˜€

girl puppy have a great day waterfall

Sumzieroo on Jul 18, 2021:

Esg. Post a profile hello.

Hello - I hope this week is a good week for you. Wishing you lots of sunshine and safety.

HappyMom on Jul 18, 2021:

ESG: Post a Profile Hello πŸ˜€




OrigamiGrace on Jul 17, 2021:

Thank you so much for the nice collection of kawaii memo sheets for my July wish at CPG!! I love them - great selection!!!

bethe on Jul 15, 2021:

Thank you so much for all the Happy Mail and Golden Girl stickers! These are just what I needed and will work out perfect. AWG July

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