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Date Joined: August 23, 2012
Last Online: August 18, 2022
Birthday: February 6
Country: United States
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Hello there!

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 a fun group 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!

I am working on several altered book art journals -I just completed the Bee art journal and a steampunk owl themed book.

Thanks to all who have sent me ephemera to put into these art journals. The next one I am starting is Celestial Rabbit themed!

I am also slowly gathering items that are Harry Potter themed for an interactive book I am planning on.

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 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: Realized I have to update this with some newer shows! Just finished watching a few - Station 11, Boba Fett - looking forward to Upload - Umbrella Academy

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: Thank you! I love all the fun book themed goodies you collected for me! I can't wait to use them!
Comment: I love your envelope cover, so cute. I read I your note that your are left handed, so am I. It gets hard to write and have your finger smear your words I just wrote. I love Halloween and I to do not like the very scary and gory. I am loving this group and the Swaps in it.
Gobarb rated for USATC: Steampunk on Aug 8, 2022
Comment: Hi Joyce. I am so sorry that I haven't rated you sooner. I didn't even realize it until I got a notice in the mail today about rating. I really like the ATC. Thank you.
Comment: Your tag is fabulous!!!! I appreciate the extras, I'm going to make one like it for a friend. Thank you sooooo much!
jjhere rated for HEUSA - Tag Swap Series #2 - Bats on Jul 8, 2022
Comment: Wow, a 2-fer! Thanks so much for the both of the bat tags and I loved the card too!
toni rated for SMSUSA: Ephemera in a Decorated Envie on Jun 22, 2022
Comment: Thanks for all the lovely goodies!
Comment: Thanks for this beautiful swap! Your ATC is perfect! I love all the ephemera and your pretty decorated envie! Stay safe and healthy! Hugs from Alaska, Sherry
Comment: Thank you so much for the great swap! I loved this swap and getting some fun stuff for upcoming projects! I loved the traditional Halloween and the untraditional colors also and look forward to being even more creative This year.
mizutama rated for SMSUSA: Junk Journal Goodies 💌 on Jun 7, 2022
Comment: Thank you!
myancey rated for EPUSA TEA TIME QUICK swap. on Jun 7, 2022
Comment: Love the sticker made me think of the nursery rhyme Polly put the kettle on Polly take the kettle off and I love the tea. I have to have sugar lemon and honey in my tea. Thanks bunches
FLWAVE rated for HEUSA - Tag Swap Series #1 - Ghosts on Jun 4, 2022
Comment: Joyce, thanks for the spooky ghost tag. This will be a fun series of swaps.
riverwatcher rated for EPUSA TEA TIME QUICK swap. on Jun 3, 2022
Comment: Thanks for the teas and postcard/note
sunshinesuperman rated for The Dark Side DAJ 8 on May 31, 2022
Comment: Thank you so much Joyce. This is only my second one and it is amazing. I think I have fallen for them. I was excited to see your name on my envie because I knew it would be great!!! ...and it was! Hugs, Mona
babyblues65 rated for The Dark Side DAJ 7 on May 3, 2022
Comment: Hello Joyce!!! Oh I just love what you created for DAJ 7!!! This was my first ever swap of this kind and man it challenged me to conceptualize how to put it together, I'm not great at doing that, I kind of just let things emerge. It was good to challenge the brain! I love your idea of the fold out, and the paper you used is so fabulous!! Thank you for the amazing DAJ I'm so excited to have a completed journal at the end of the year!!! Have a great summer!!!
YooperHill rated for OATCs: Tea on Apr 28, 2022
Comment: Yes, thank you for the nicely done swap! Your envy was great too!
bethe rated for WED: Sticker Swap - US on Apr 23, 2022
Comment: Thank you for the nice selection of weird and cool stickers! What a fun swap. Happy Spring!
Mimi7 rated for Lucky Number 13 ATC Challenge on Apr 23, 2022
Comment: Hi Joyce I love the ATC you made for me. Yes it was a challenge, but such a fun challenge!! Thanks and thanks for all the lovely extras!
Comment: Thank you so much for the gorgeous Halloween Tassel - I LOVE IT!!! Thanks so very much - it will make my Halloween Journal look amazing - thank you, darla
Comment: Thank you for the fun swap. Also for the post card!
addieixmarie rated for The Dark Side DAJ 6 on Mar 28, 2022
Comment: Joyce, OMG!! I just ADORE the DAJ page that you made for this swap!! I seriously am obsessed with it! Thank you so so much! I am also excited to put my book together as well and I am just loving this swap:) Everything about this DAJ page that you made is amazing. It all flows together so nicely and it is so well put together! I can't get enough of it!! Thank you so much again<3

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Byn0604 on Jul 12, 2022:

Thank you for the awesome Random Envie tag items, I love everything you sent, and have ideas for using a couple things already!

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.

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