Swap-bot Time: October 22, 2021 6:40 pm


Date Joined: July 4, 2014
Last Online: October 22, 2021
Birthday: October 15
Country: United States

About Me

Hello! My name is Linda and I'm a mixed-media artist, instructor, and designer, teaching mostly to women, but occasionally men. I specialize in paper arts, but also books & journals, dolls, wearable art, and assemblage projects. I live in a small town in NC, and love to travel & shop at antique stores for supplies to use in my class kits. I also love to crochet while watching TV.

Things I Collect

I've been collecting rubber stamps for 40+ years, and prefer wood mounted over cling, though I own thousands of both.

I love sending & receiving decorated and handmade envelopes through the mail! Everything leaving my house is in a decorated envelope whether it's going to the IRS or a donation to the SPCA.

More fascinations I collect: handmade envelopes, foreign vocabulary cards, vintage postage stamps, antique ledger books, Tarot cards and assorted ephemera like old tickets, receipts, letters, deeds, and postcards to use in my art. I also own 5 vintage manual typewriters and have never used any of them.

I especially enjoy swapping postcards of all kinds. Those are some of my favorite swaps, especially vintage and b&w PC's.

A favorite collection: my old black & white photographs, mostly of women and groups of women, laughing and doing silly things, that I use on my journal pages, adding captions of witty sayings.

I love making journals of all shapes and sizes and then filling them with cheerful as well as unusual ephemera and rubber stamped images. I have multiple smash books, junk journals & art journals and love all the new, bright, cheerful supplies and pockets to adorn my pages.


I do a great bit of travel to teach classes, but also because we love sightseeing. We bought a new 2017 Mercedes Winnebago so we get to see far more of this great country. Road trips here we come!

I've been to England 3 times and France once. Would love to visit England again.


My favorite number is 14. Do me a favor. If you've read this far down my profile, please include the number 14 on whatever you send me. Write it, stamp it, cut the numbers off the page of a magazine or book. Tape it down, use a glue stick, or slip it loose in an envelope. Sending a PC? You can still add it on there somewhere. Let's see if I'm clever enough to find it and mention it when I rate you. Wanna play?

I love to read, preferring mysteries or humorous fiction.

Halloween is my favorite holiday, and I like both cute and scary.

Christmas means snowmen, lots & lots of snowmen!

Favorite color: Yellow Every room in my home is a shade of yellow, mostly a creamy butter shade of the palest yellow.

I collect unique pigs: multiple wire and metal pig baskets that hold face clothes in the guest bath & plants in the kitchen. My favorites are pig wind chimes my brother sent me from his 25 years in England.

My studio is filled with beautiful little bowls to hold beads, rubber bands, clips and embellishments. I find them in thrift & antique stores for $1-$2 each.

This and That

I have a 700+ sq. ft. studio filled with art I've made, far too many supplies, and art I've received. Since joining swap-bot my boxes of mail art are overflowing, which is a good thing!

I'm now making envelopes from old topography maps, calendar pages, book pages and scrapbook paper just to keep up with the amount of mail I have going out daily.

I own more than a dozen different sets of alphabet rubber stamps and use those often on my mail art.

My love of swapping!

Oh my, it's now been six years of incredible swapping! Thanks to everyone who has sent me fabulous swaps and rated me graciously when you've received one of mine that meant a lot to you. Here's to another great year!!

All my mail is carried to the post office for weight and postage verification whether itโ€™s questionable or not.

Wish List

I love anything handmade! I've received coasters and 2 tote bags that I treasure from partners on Swap-bot. I don't sew and therefore love that someone would take the time to make me a gift with their talents.

In winter months I like plain hot chocolate and keep mini marshmallows on hand for a cup most evenings, and I like warm & fuzzy socks.

I love vintage linens such as mismatched napkins and tablecloths that we can use when we're camping. I love the little scented sachets I see on Pinterest and etsy made from vintage linens but donโ€™t own any.

We have a one year old male black Scottish Terrier named Beemer after hubbyโ€™s BMW so anything with the black Scottie motif is always welcome.

I love birds, bees, butterflies, dragonflies, and botanicals. Anything from stickers to postcards or book pages of illustrations would be much appreciated. I also love handmade envies of all shapes and sizes. Small scraps of sturdy decorative papers for punching and banners and altering are also welcomed. And if you make decorated bookmarks, pockets or layered embellishments, Iโ€™d love to be the recipient of your talents!

Quick Note

Please donโ€™t send book pages, used postage stamps, or brand new faux ephemera. I have an abundance of antique & foreign books and 5 extra large wooden cigar boxes overflowing with vintage foreign stamps. Instead tell me if I can send some of those your way! I shop antique stores constantly for true vintage paper ephemera to use in class kits so have plenty to share.

Having said that, if you make something for me that includes these items or has ink distressed edges, Iโ€™ll be thrilled to receive them to display in my studio or add to the pages of my journals.


Cellolady rated for tLB: Halloween Note card - Oct. on Oct 22, 2021
Comment: Loved the card, envelopes, and stickers. It's all so very cute! Thank you sooo much. Sounds like your Halloween for neighbor kids was so fun. But being in the country also has advantages, too. :-) Thankyou! It was awesome!
Response: Thank you for the rating!
isabellasnow rated for SMSUSA: Embellishments on Oct 20, 2021
Comment: Linda! These are AMAZING!! I can't believe the detail on each piece. I'll definitely be hoarding these for the foreseeable future! LOVE all the designs--the buttons! the tags! the paper clip-ons! Just an unbelievable variety--so well made. I love them ;+)
Response: I just love swaps like this that challenge my creativity. Happy you loved them as much as I did and thanks for the kind words and rating.
Begokschaf rated for 10 Things Oct 10th on Oct 20, 2021
Comment: Thank you for all of the stamped items! I love everything.
Response: Thank you so very much for the rating.
Comment: Thank you for the owl card and hand made stickers. No one has ever sent some for me to color. I really appreciate them
Response: Iโ€™ve got so many stamps I canโ€™t resist sharing. So glad you were pleased. Thanks for the rating.
howdyholly rated for FTLOC#1-Self-made envelopes-US on Oct 19, 2021
Comment: Wonderful envelopes! And extra ones, too. Thank you.
Response: I love making envelopes and appreciate the rating. Enjoy them.
Magenta3 rated for CPG-Self-made envelopes-US on Oct 19, 2021
Comment: I luv everything. You taped up the outer Envie so well, it was a little difficult to get into w/o destroying, but I managed. ;-). Thank you for a special package.
Groku143 rated for MaE - A 4 x 6 Envelope on Oct 18, 2021
Comment: Linda, Thank you so much for my envelopes you over did yourself! I love how you put so much detail into your presentation I can't wait to use them! :)
Response: So happy to hear you were pleased! Thanks for the rating and kind words.
Comment: Thank you!
Eulegirl rated for MAE - End of Summer on Oct 14, 2021
Comment: Sorry for the late rate! thank you for the gorgeous envies and extras! I love them. The envie they all came in was so fun, too!
Response: Yeah! Glad you liked them. Thanks for the rating.
AJ73 rated for FTLOC#1-12X12 paper -US on Oct 12, 2021
Comment: Thank you Linda. I really like the fold out Booklet you made. Thank you for filling all of the pockets with such nice treasures. I really like the little envelopes. Sincerely, Alma
Response: So glad you liked everything. Thanks for the rating.
wincejl rated for YTPC: 1 page wonder 8 pockets -USA on Oct 9, 2021
Comment: Thank you so much for this very generous swap! I love what you created and all of the goodies you tucked in! Thank you for the extra papers also!
Response: Youโ€™re so welcome. Thanks for the rating.
Comment: Thank you for the whole month of September, Linda. It was a real pleasure hearing from you each week.
Comment: 2 presents, thank you so much. Placed them on my cedar chest awaiting December to open. Thank you for spreading the joy of Christmas to me. Take Care.
pynart2 rated for tLB: Letter September on Oct 4, 2021
Comment: I so enjoyed you letter and the handmade card. Thank you so much, I will be writing you soon. Thank you again my dear friend.
Response: So glad you were pleased. I look forward to hearing from you. And thanks for the rating.
Mjausson rated for FTLOC#1-Matchbook seasons-US on Oct 2, 2021
Comment: Thanks for the cute matchbooks and extras!
marclively rated for 3 Things In An Envelope #13 on Oct 1, 2021
Comment: Thanks, Marc
kizzlets rated for FTLOC#1-Do your best-US on Sep 30, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the neat pocket folder, I will have to search the tutorial on it, I liked all the tuck ins.
Response: Thanks for the rating. I had fun making this swap.
Comment: Thanks for the christmas surprises and even an extra birthday gift! Merry Christmas :)
carol rated for Book you like PC #2 on Sep 22, 2021
Comment: Love the vintage card! And also Dick Francis books too! My brother, a fellow mystery lover turned me on to those years ago. I am pretty sure I've read them all, but they deserve a 2nd reading, and I'm old enough now that I probably won't even remember the plot anyway! lol! [email protected]
Comment: Love the postcard, so pretty! It's definitely cooler here, in the 70's instead of hot and humid as it was all summer. Thank goodness!

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DonniJane on Oct 15, 2021:

Happy Birthday! I don't know how to add a cute picture to your profile

bluerose3 on Jun 3, 2021:

Thank you for the swap cards included in the CPG May Stocking Stuffer. Love them!

1OldfoolPlanner on Mar 17, 2020:

Heirloom on Dec 31, 2019:

From the USA Happy Mail group

1OldfoolPlanner on Dec 31, 2019:

grammypammy on Dec 23, 2019:


Hugs Pam

pattiairel on Oct 23, 2018:

Pals. Patti

CurlyTea on Oct 22, 2018:

Happy Belated Birthday!

Heirloom on Oct 15, 2018:

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