Swap-bot Time: May 14, 2021 7:04 pm


Date Joined: August 23, 2012
Last Online: May 12, 2021
Birthday: February 6
Country: United States
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Update 5/12/21 - I will be away for several days and will not be checking in on Swap-bot. I will however, get back to anyone reaching out to me as soon as I return on the evening of Tuesday, May 18.

Hi there! Thanks for visiting my profile.

I created a new Swap bot group called 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

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 am working on several altered book art journals -I just completed the Bee art journal, the other is Rabbit themed. Not sure if this one is going to be vintage or celestial themed yet. And I am 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 run a group here on Swap-bot called Halloween Everyday in the USA. Come visit, say hi, maybe stay awhile and swap with us!

I especially love Bats, Vampires (Anne Rice, not Twilight) Vintage themes, classic monsters. Cute things are ok, but nothing for children. 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 / Gizmos
  • 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
  • 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.


Cgscdy rated for EATC: Into the Forest ATC on May 11, 2021
Comment: Loved it. Ty
debtea2 rated for TFT-Many Teas of May-USA on May 8, 2021
Comment: I love all the wonderful Teas you sent so beautifully put together, I love swapping with you, you really put your all into it. thank you so much for being part of our little group.. loved your letter...
debtea2 rated for Private swap - D and J on May 8, 2021
Comment: omg what an amazing assortment in that little box, your so generous, I love the Brooklyn tea and yes that tea swap you mentioned would be a great idea please host it thank you so much for doing this swap privately..
bizzles rated for CH -10 Non photo book pages on May 7, 2021
Comment: Thank you so much for the lovely variety of book pages that you sent. It was packaged so nicely, I enjoyed opening the package as well.
LavenderSprinkles rated for TFT-Tea & company on May 7, 2021
Comment: Yesterday, the letter postmarked March 30, 2021 arrived at my home. So, it did finally come my way but there was a huge delay. Thank you so much for the lovely letter and the teas and stickers. I also enjoy traveling so much. I am supposed to leave next weekend to go to Pakistan. I will bring you back some teas to sample. Thank you so much for the swap!
Response: Thank you so much -and there is another one on it's way to you for the resend - enjoy them both!
Comment: awesome!!! Thank you
Comment: Wow, Joyce, I love these postage stamps! They really look fantastic, and I appreciate the time and effort you put into creating them. 🧡🖤
CANNEKCUL rated for ♥️ Steampunk - USA on May 3, 2021
Comment: Hi! Thank you so much for my awesome gifts. I will definitely be using these. I also love how you decorated the envelope; it's so pretty.
Mimosagirl rated for LSRUS-BIG happy mail swap #4 usa on May 3, 2021
Comment: Thank you so much for the awesome goodies! I really like these swaps too.
Jillemina rated for LSRUS-BIG happy mail swap #4 usa on May 3, 2021
Comment: WOW! Thank you for such a wonderful envelope full of goodies. I LOVE it all. THANK you for brightening my day!
Comment: I love this ATC and the extras to craft with. Thank you so much for breaking down your techniques! Looking forward to swapping with you in the future.
Comment: Thank you so much! Truly enjoy mail from you! Have a great week!
spicemom rated for LSRUS-BIG happy mail swap #4 usa on May 2, 2021
Comment: Hi Joyce Thank you for the goodies Spicemom
jessdraper rated for LSRUS-BIG happy mail swap #4 usa on May 2, 2021
Comment: thank you for the goodies <3
Fabriqueen rated for Paper Napkin Ephemera #1 on May 1, 2021
Comment: Thank you so much for the beautiful napkins and the book pages also! Have a wonderful day! Hugs, Diane
paperlover rated for Paper Napkin Ephemera #1 on May 1, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the napkins and book pages. I make cards with the napkins.
thequilterslink rated for Paper Napkin Ephemera #1 on May 1, 2021
Comment: Thanks for lovely napkins and book pages. I love using them both on napkins and tags. Also on decorated puzzle pieces, 😊
Comment: Thank you so much for the amazing earrings! We loved them both! I say "we'" because my girls both have shiny eyes and loved them too! And thank you for the extra beads too!
warheart rated for USAPC: 3 Elements ATC #47 on Apr 28, 2021
Comment: Lovely ATC - love the vintage photo you used!! Thank you!
georgiafae rated for LSRUS-Alice in wonderland-USA on Apr 28, 2021
Comment: Great stuff-I too am planning an Alice scrapbook-I have a box full of supplies waiting! Thanks for sharing. Take care!

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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. : (

DeAnnaVarela on Feb 8, 2021:


Thank you for the gorgeous "Creepy Cool" DAJ. I love the paper you made and the technique.

Thank you so very much, DeAnna

chimerix on Jan 27, 2021:

Thanks so much for the box of beads. I got them a few days ago and forgot to post. There are many useful things in there. So many pretties. Aloha

debtea2 on Dec 31, 2020:

ladyaries7 on Dec 6, 2020:

Thank you for the stationery for the "I collect" tag

LizzyJo on Nov 26, 2020:

I'm glad you're happy with your bee stuff. I was happy to share it with you.

debtea2 on Nov 14, 2020:

Put a little Pumpkin spice in your life

kittyhahahotbot on Nov 1, 2020:

Oh no!

ittybittykitty on Oct 31, 2020:

Happy Halloween!

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