Swap-bot Time: May 12, 2021 1:50 pm


Date Joined: July 4, 2014
Last Online: May 11, 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, making blankets for rescue animals to take to their new homes, hats for the homeless, face scrubbies, pot holders, stuffed animals and toys.

Things I Collect

I've been collecting rubber stamps for 30+ 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 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.

I also collect snowmen. My tree is decorated with mostly snowman ornaments and stuffed, large, handmade snowmen decorate my hearth.

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 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!!

I always mail my swaps on time and I always rate the day the mail arrives.

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.

And if you make decorated bookmarks, pockets or layered embellishments, Iโ€™d love to be the recipient of your talents!

Quick Note

Getting ready to head out on a long road trip. Wonโ€™t be swapping until I return, probably in June. Hate to miss out on all the fun!


suepier rated for LSRUS: One Year Groupiversary Swap on May 9, 2021
Comment: Thank you so much for the envelope of goodies; postcards and stickers. Also thank you for sharing what you have been going through. I wish you sunny days in the months ahead. I appreciate your thoughtfulness.
Response: Thanks for the rating.
isabellasnow rated for SMSUSA: tag style flipbook on Apr 21, 2021
Comment: Hi Linda! Lucky me to receive your work for this swap--it's beautiful! Pink--love pink--and all the special touches you included are amazing. LOVE the paper pad you used to complete this and I'll definitely be checking out Tuesday Morning ;+) Hope you have a wonderful trip in your RV--wish we could do the same ;+)
Response: Thanks Girlie!
Comment: Thank you so much for all the envelope and goodies! I love the paper you used for the envelopes, and when I opened the rainbow stripped envie and saw the little froggy in the flap, I got so happy! I can't wait to use all my new goodies! Thanks for joining and happy swapping!
Response: I loved this swap!!! Headed out tomorrow in the RV for a month but hope youโ€™ll post more of these in June. Thanks for the rating.
dmarie rated for USAPC: Mini Pocket Booklet on Apr 16, 2021
Comment: Thanks for joining my swap! I love Sandy's tutorials! I feel so lucky that you sent to me...I love it so much ...I love how you made it...I love the corner tuck spot and thank you for the amazing goodies.... congratulations on your granddaughter's wedding...I hope to swap with you again ๐Ÿ™‚
Response: So glad you were pleased. Looking forward to more of these swaps when we return home in June.
Comment: Thank you so much! These are lovely stickers!!
Comment: Your first international swap made it my home! Yay love the washi tape samples, Jelly Beans card (so awesome), the Chinese card and your long letter. I hope your husband's granddaughter finally had her dream wedding, here everything has been cancelled as well, bought concert tickets in 2019 and the concert has been postponed to 2022 yet again grr..Wow so awesome you went to the Jelly Bean factory would be heaven for me lol.
rainydayangie rated for LSRUS: USA Handmade on Apr 11, 2021
Comment: Wow wow wow! Such a great package! Thank you SO much for the amazing junk journal (can't wait to start creating in it!) as well as ALL the ephemera! I was especially excited about the old prescriptions!
Response: So glad youโ€™re pleased. Thank you for the rating.
EchoLima rated for LSRUS: One Year Groupiversary Swap on Apr 10, 2021
Comment: Wow! This package was truly amazing! I've never been able to find genuine ledger paper like this and I absolutely LOVE it! All of the extra bits and bobs were so special and unique! The vintage coffee coupon feels so cool! I will never be able to use any of it of course because it's just too neat! Looks like I'll be hoarding it like a dragon for the rest of my days and I'm not even sorry about it!!!
Response: Iโ€™ll gladly send more so you can use some of it!
Comment: Thank you for the pretty flower envies.
Comment: Thank you so much for the great flip book filled with so many cool goodies. The flip book is so well made - one of the best I've ever seen. I feel lucky to be reaping the rewards of your talent!
Response: Thanks ever so much for the praise and the rating. I could make these daily.
dmarie rated for SMSUSA: Coin Envie and a note on Apr 7, 2021
Comment: Thank you so much...I really enjoyed your letter....I did not follow the blog and went to look it up ...thank you ...I also love the coin envelope and goodies... Spring is here! ๐ŸŒผ๐Ÿ™‚๐Ÿ’Œ๐Ÿ“ฌ๐Ÿ’•
Response: Great. Thanks for the rating.
marclively rated for WIYM: Handmade Bookmark USA on Apr 7, 2021
Comment: thank you for very nice bookmark!
Csomma827 rated for USAPC: flatmail folder or pocket on Apr 5, 2021
Comment: I love the little pocket and all of the butterflies.๐Ÿ’• Iโ€™ve really gotten into junk journaling and I wish I could find some suppliers of the old antique documents. Iโ€™m jealous that you are surrounded by them. I would love to take one of your classes.
kssunlover1947 rated for MAE - ATC size Envelopes on Apr 4, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the little envies and the little extras you slipped in them. Love them all.
Comment: Thank you so much! This was so pretty!
Response: So glad you were pleased. And thank you for the rating.
Comment: Hi Linda! Thank you so much for the fun festive package! Tucking into my stocking. โค๏ธ
Response: Thank you for the rating.
Comment: Hi Linda!! Thank you so much for the adorable presents and the wonderful ephemera. I've tucked the packages in my stocking despite my curiosity...and I'm going to enjoy playing around with this ephemera. Thank you for your generosity and for joining the swap. All the best to you and yours. ๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ“ซ๐ŸŽ„
Response: Youโ€™re very welcome. I love these swaps and your profile made it so easy. Thanks for the rating.
Scarlett3639 rated for MAE - Scrapbook Paper Envelope on Mar 29, 2021
Comment: Thanks for the beautiful envelopes and extras! I do like Doc Martin. I will have to check out that book you recommended.
howdyholly rated for MAE - ATC size Envelopes on Mar 28, 2021
Comment: Wow! Thank you for the awesome extras.
Comment: Now all the police and sheriff's deputies are driving SUVs! Thanks for the postcard.

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