Swap-bot Time: January 30, 2023 1:11 pm


Date Joined: August 23, 2012
Last Online: January 30, 2023
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

Update for Halloween 2022: I'm just gonna put this out there for anyone looking for hints for what I might want or not want. While I love Halloween, I do not like anything Disney's Hocus Pocus. I know the new movie is out this year, so there may be a lot of merchandise out there, but if you're looking to thrill me, please do not send any.

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: Sorry I forgot to rate this when I got it-just found it when I was searching for a postcard one lady claimed I hadn't rated-but I had and already archived the swap! Such is the fun of receiving lots of cards and postcards! I really did like hoe you put ugly sweaters on the ghoste-etc. Sorry again-Happy Holidays!
Comment: Thank you so much for remaking and resending. I love how you changed the card to make it Christmas. And thank you for the great stickers! Mele Kalikimaka
Comment: Thank you for the pretty handmade card and cute stickers! Such beautiful work on the card! Merry Christmas, Joyce!
Comment: Thanks for the beautiful card!!
Comment: You gave me such a great swap! The envelope is beautiful with the stickers and vintage postage stamps. Your professional card was so cozy. And I appreciate the Christmas stickers because I was just wishing that I had some. Thank you!
JuneRosebud rated for Super Halloween Card Swap! on Dec 6, 2022
Comment: Joyce, thank you for the cute cat card & goodies. Sorry for the late rating; hubby & I were doing some cleaning & found this on the mantle of all places!!
ScrappinBud rated for Private Ribbon Swap on Dec 5, 2022
Comment: WOW! WOW! Thank you so much for the beautiful selection of ribbons. There was so many different ones, and ALL of the beautiful!! Thank you so much!
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GrandmaK rated for Stuff The Mailbox - Halloween on Nov 10, 2022
MiRdLHWY43 rated for HED: Weird Halloween postcard on Nov 3, 2022
Comment: Thanks for the fun postcard! I hope you had a spooky Halloween and your Hallows eve sounds amazing!
Snownrs rated for Stuff The Mailbox - Halloween on Nov 2, 2022
Comment: Thank you for all the fun goodies!!! 🎃
Begokschaf rated for Stuff The Mailbox - Halloween on Nov 1, 2022
Comment: Thank you so much
DeidreArt rated for Halloween Card with a Black Cat on Nov 1, 2022
Comment: Happy Halloween 🎃! From me and my own black cat 🐈‍⬛️
Winklet rated for Stuff The Mailbox - Halloween on Nov 1, 2022
Comment: Thank you!
Comment: Awesome card and halloween plans!! Thank you so much - your costume sounds fun!!
Comment: Joyce…thanks do much for the fun goodies…
aligurl75 rated for Halloween Card with Prompt on Oct 26, 2022
Comment: Thank you so much for the card. I'm going to save it for Halloween to open. :)
Comment: So excited to open these on Halloween. Thank you so much for the great package. I love the way you decorated the envelopes!
Comment: Thank you for the fun Hocus Pocus vinyl sticker! I love the idea behind your costume, and I hope you have a great time dressing up with your hubby. Happy Halloween! 🦇👻🎃
Comment: Thanks for the awesome card! I’m so ready for Halloween but…. I don’t want the season to end. I’m enjoying the anticipation of it’s arrival too much 😁🎃Pumpkin Festival sounds great and thank you for your punch recipe. I will definitely try it. I found a beautiful punch bowl and cups at a thrift store recently. 👻

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kittyhahahotbot on Oct 10, 2022:

For the gal doing the black cat swap. LOL

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!

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