Swap-bot Time: January 16, 2022 5:03 pm


Date Joined: August 23, 2012
Last Online: January 11, 2022
Birthday: February 6
Country: United States
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My name is Joyce and I live in Jackson Heights New York City with my DH and where I work at a paper and craft store.

I run two groups here on Swap-bot -

Halloween Everyday in the USA - for all lovers of all things Halloween! We will host mostly type 2 and three 3 swaps! Come visit, say hi, maybe stay awhile and swap with us!

The second group is Craft Hoarders! If you have a ton of craft supplies and ephemera, and love to do "destash" swaps, come check out the group homepage, hang out awhile and hopefully join us as we swap all kinds of fun things, from ATC kits to ephemera destashes with different themes. Open to US swappers who have been on swap bot a least a month and have a rating of at least 4.98

I am working on several altered book art journals -I just completed the Bee art journal, the other is Celestial Rabbit themed. I am also gathering items for an Steampunk Owl themed journal as well. Any items sent that would work with these themes would be super appreciated and would certainly earn you hearts!

I am a lover of bits and pieces, reuser of cool junk, queen of salvaged trash.AKA - Pack rat

Fall is my favorite season. I love the smell of cold air, the crunch of leaves under foot, and of course, Halloween, my favorite holiday

I believe a cup of tea will cure almost any bad mood. So will a good phone conversation with your best friend, sibling, or mom or dad.

I love collage and am getting back into paper arts.

Let's talk Halloween

My favorite holiday is Halloween, and I plan, prepare and craft all year round for it.

I prefer gothic, vintage and steampunk Halloween themes.

I adore anything Jack Skeleton from Nightmare Before Christmas.

I also have a weakness for Halloween plush toys!

I've already planned out next year's Halloween tree theme (for 2022) It is going to be titled "Tangled Web" so of course we are talking Spiders. So if you're looking for a theme for a project or gift for me, spiders are the way to go! Cute ones preferred

I especially love Bats, Vampires (Anne Rice, not Twilight) Vintage themes, classic monsters. And please, please, NO fun foam shapes.

A quick side note - I am not a big fan of ugly witch images. I also love skulls, but not sugar skulls.


  • A - Alice In Wonderland (classic illustrations only) / ATCs / Anything Halloween
  • B - Bats / Bees / Bowie / Buttons
  • C - Card making / Coins / Classic Monsters
  • D - Distressed surfaces / Dirigibles / Decoupage
  • E - Ephemera / Embossing
  • F - Feathers / Fangs / Fabric
  • G - Gears / Ghosts / Gothic
  • H - Halloween!!!!!
  • I - Inks / Italian papers
  • J - Journals / Jewelry making / Junk
  • K - Keys (Skeleton) / Knobs
  • L - Letters / Lobsters / Lovecraft
  • M - Monty Python / Music sheets / Matchboxes
  • N - Nightmare Before Christmas / Nosferatu
  • O - Owls / Octopus
  • P - Paris / Postage Stamps / Poe / Paper
  • Q - Quidditch / Quilling
  • R - Rabbits!!! / Rubber Stamps / Rivets
  • S - Steampunk / Skulls / Stickers
  • T - Tim Burton / Tea parties / Travel
  • U - Umbrellas
  • V - Vampires / Vintage
  • W - Woodland creatures / Watch parts / Wax seals
  • X - Xyron (sticker maker and the 510)
  • Y - Yarn / Yeti
  • Z - Zentangle

Movies and TV

  • Movies: in no particular order - I am a huge Sci-Fi/Fantasy Geek so I love all Star Trek / Star Wars movies, as well as Princess Bride, The Holy Grail, Spaceballs, Nightmare before Christmas, Gross Pointe Blank, Serendipity, Brave. I am also a huge fan of Rocky Horror Picture Show!!!

  • TV: During these past few months, I have been binge watching several shows to keep me laughing - We love to watch "Nailed It" and "Whose line is it Anyway" one of my other favorites is Psych! and I enjoy Miracle Workers and The Good Place. My husband loves wrestling, and I sometimes enjoy watching along!

Favorite Books

Ah, well I certainly can't pick a favorite book but here are some of the writers I love Anne Rice, C.S. Lewis, Lewis Carroll, Richard Adams. I love Science Fiction and Fantasy. One of my favorite books is Watership Down by Richard Adams - I read it when I was 12 and then started collecting rabbits - I have over 100 now.

Favorite Crafts

I love all kinds of paper crafts, but I don't scrapbook. I've started making art and junk journals to use up alll the great ephemera I own. I also love creating ATC's. I love making jewelry and working with all kinds of ribbons as well.

Favorite Music

I love all kinds of music, but since I am a child of the 80's, my favorite is new wave, industrial, punk and goth The Cure, Depeche Mode, Duran Duran. Loved them then and love them still Also love Irish music, Classical and Jazz

Tea Please!

I love all kinds of tea, but prefer mostly flavored black teas, with my favorite being Earl Grey. I also enjoy Chai teas and other spiced flavors. For herbal, I enjoy jasmine and chamomile.

The Hubby enjoys flavored green teas.

If I have any dislike, they would be anything Lipton brand (yuck) fruit zinger (too tangy), or decaf (why?)


There are just a few things I'd rather not rather not receive. They are:

Anything religious or political themed

Washi tape samples

Foam shapes!!!

Kid's crafts


Disney themes ( Nightmare Before Christmas the exception)

Anything with Santa on it

Sugar Skulls or Zombie themes

Perfumes or cosmetics

Lipton, Zinger, or Decaf Teas

I always pass on things that I don't use, so if the swap is not profile specific and you send me something on this list, don't worry, I never throw anything away.


Comment: Joyce! Oh my goodness! I seriously am so in love with this ATC ornament you made! It is perfect in every single way and it is going to look so wonderful on my tree! Ahhh, I can't even explain in words how lovely this is and how much I love it! I can't thank you enough! This has just made my entire day:) Thank you so much again! Sending hugs! Addie<3
Comment: Great ornament-I love it! We got our tree a couple days ago but are waiting for it to unthaw and spread out before we can decorate it! Still no snow-I keep hoping for a White Christmas! Thanks for sharing and the cute Halloween card, too! Happy Holidays!
Comment: Best ever cards!! I totally love these, they are fabulous! That black cat one with the label Fig 666 gave me a good chuckle. the card is super creepy cool.
Comment: And another great swap from you ~ so much fun lately! I certainly do like everything.. You do host the best swaps. I always enjoy doing them whenever I can.
Lisapotterylady rated for CH - Woodland Goodies on Dec 1, 2021
Comment: Excellent selection of goodies! I love rabbits also, and foxes, deer, squirrels, owls, and bears. We have many of those animals in my neighborhood. Thank you so much!
Comment: Thank you for the lovlies! Love the bark paper, and all the sparkly ones too!
Comment: Wowza, so special from the cut card all the way to the pretty back of your ATC! I love that moon stamp too! And do you own a retro label maker? I have 2 retro makers. LOL Wonderful ATC THANK YOU!
tristitia rated for Creepy Cool ATCoins: Set 4 +ONE on Nov 20, 2021
Comment: I love these coins! They're creepy quirky cute :) Thank you!
tristitia rated for The Dark Side DAJ 1 on Nov 20, 2021
Comment: I LOVE your page - I'm really amazed at how you were able to meld all the materials together - if it weren't for the texture, it would look digital! Very cool!
Comment: So beautiful, I have. Been out of town for daughter's wedding now I leave to help my dad for another week! I am taking it with m3
Comment: Hi Joyce! Sorry for the delayed rating. Thank you for the very cool ribbons. You always have such unique items. Hugs, DeAnna
Comment: Thank you so much!So many fun things here, love the postcards and the music paper...and the map..thank you!
Comment: Love the variety of items you sent - things to craft with, collage with and to add to my collections. Thank you and thanks for hosting too ❤️🐿️❤️
Eulegirl rated for HEUSA - Super Halloween Card Swap! on Nov 6, 2021
Comment: Thanks for the card and the extras! Love the candy corn sticker!
Comment: So many cute things! I especially love the tiger bookmark, thank you so much, I love all of it.
Comment: Thank you for the pretty, Halloween festive postcard! "Specially how you rimmed that layer with that striking green paint! Clever.
Mistyinltown rated for Creepy Cool ATCoins: Set 3 on Nov 5, 2021
Comment: These are awesome! Thank you so much! I love the metallic foil and well all of them.
Comment: Thank you for the stickers assortment, I already used half of what you sent me to decorate envelopes lol!
Comment: Loved the resend stickers very much! Thanks for going the extra mile!
Comment: Perfect playlist! I love listening to Rob Zombie this time of year. Thanks for the great card and Happy (belated) Halloween!

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kittyhahahotbot on Jan 14, 2022:

soyprincesa2 on Jan 12, 2022:

I am so sorry to read that your father is unwell. You do whatever you need to do to be there for your family and to preserve your own physical and mental health. Sending hugs and prayers! Maggie

Poohtat on Jan 12, 2022:

Just wanted to say I am thinking of you and your family. Prayers and positive thoughts for you and your family.

litlpaint on Nov 23, 2021:

Thank you for including me in your group!! Happy Thanksgiving everyone! Please include me in your drawing! Thanks!

OrigamiGrace on Oct 20, 2021:

Just stopping by to say...


debtea2 on Aug 29, 2021:

user6937 on Jul 21, 2021:

The Menagerie tag as arrived - thanks for all the bee items; I even kept the Washi tape and the ends of your note - I'll be able to use them all! LOVE the die-cuts :)

CariahCreates on May 28, 2021:

Thank you for all of the great PL goodies from the I collect tag!

ImnotDorothy on May 10, 2021:

Hi Joyce,

I just received the playing cards for the forum tag: Swap Tag US - Rated Swappers Only! These are great. I have never seen the foil ones before. I can’t wait to use them. Thank you for the extras too.

DeAnnaVarela on Mar 6, 2021:

Thank you for angeling the Creepy Cool ATCoins. Your master board is fabulous!

Hugs, DeAnna

PS To answer your questions, my original partner has not followed up or sent a resend. : (

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