Swap-bot Time: June 19, 2024 1:23 pm


Date Joined: March 27, 2009
Last Online: January 29, 2024
Birthday: May 22
Country: United States

About Me

Updated 05/3/2021 Hi. I’m back! I love music, coffee, tea, and crafts and love the idea of giving and receiving neat stuff from mail.

Favorite Music

My Daughter graduated this year and just started work. Exciting times! She loves the Beatles, Queen and Rock, some pop and Jazz and musicals.

I love jazz, folk music, pop/ballad. Among my favorite artists include Stan Getz, David Wilcox, Workshy, Maroon 5, Adele, Paolo Nutini, Vance Joy, The revivalists and Lake street dive. I rediscovered the Dave Matthews Band. I like OPM, new songs, acoustic - Ed Sheeran, Hozier, Sara Barreiles.

Favorite Books

I like craft books, self help books, fiction, non- fiction, cook books and even diet books. ;) I listen to Audio books. Few favorite Authors include - Robert Ludlum, Anna Quindlen. I love listening to podcasts - Wait, wait..Happier, Conan, Smartless and This American life etc

Favorite Television

I probably haven't missed a season of Survivor and I still love it, Top Chef, Amazing Race, Bachelor, MAFS, now also Ru Paul’s. I like Jeopardy, late night talk shows. I liked Downton Abbey, Schitts creek, Offspring, travel and nature docs. GOT and Outlander!!

Favorite Movies

I love Chick flicks. Don't watch horror movies. Love the Guy from Music and Lyrics - Hugh Grant - I watch movies where he stars in. I also like Julia Roberts and Tom Hanks, Patrick Wilson and Colin Firth.

Favorite Crafts

Oh Crafts! I started with cross stitching. I like cross stitching Hearts.

Next, fell in love with rubber stamping - I began buying supplies but never got to do as much as i wanted to. I love making greeting cards, love scrap booking. I like doing inchies and matchboxes, I love to make dotees and stuffed heart-shaped ornaments. I love vintage prints, letters, hearts. Currently into junkjournaling. I love watching youtube for tutorials .

Also did crocheting, knitting when I was younger.

And currently - filling up monthly junk journals using a travelers notebook, making cards with die cuts.

Favorite Find

Swap-bot!!! which i came across while at twitter.com.

Favorites list:

games - scrabble, and other word games, pictionary, word with friends.).

Food - sweet treats, chocolates, love sushi, pastry, cakes. Drinks - coffee, espresso and teas. I like to try food from different countries or regions. FOR CHOCOLATE SWAPS: I prefer few small ones to try rather than a bar, if possible. I don't prefer peanuts in my chocolate (snickers is my least favorite), but I like other nuts and everything else.

Crafts - love greeting cards, i like dotee dolls (made my first one on 3/29/09), cross-stitch especially hearts, any crafts (cute, mini, unique ones), i like scrap booking, mini-albums and card-making, smash/junk journaling, making dotees, matchbox, pocketletters and flip books. Now also into altering altoid tins.

Hobbies - I collect stamps, I collect coins, sugar packets, matches, paper bills, napkins, stationery, pressed coins and playing cards.

Favorite color - Any will do really except too bright (neon) colors. I tend to prefer autumn colors for clothing but I like spring and summer colors as well. For dotees, no color preferences, unless there is a color theme.

I like anything Hearts - whether handmade stuff, stickers, vintage, stones, beads, prints, die cuts, fabric or felt ornaments. I also like birds and owls, and microscopes!

I love wildflowers. I like taking pics of flowers. I love insect/bug pics, mushroom pics. I like them in postcards, note cards, vintage prints, notes/stationeries, stamps, stickers etc. I love birds, plants - nature.

I appreciate anything handmade. I love scents, neat stuff. I love children's clothes. Cutouts from catalogs of anything you find really pretty.

Favorite season: Autumn and Spring

Dislikes: not much - just licorice flavored food. Although I tasted licorice flavored ice cream in Leavenworth, WA and I liked it. I like halloween stuff but not really the scary, weird stuff.

SPECIAL REQUESTS: Microscopes, bugs, plants and flowers, mushrooms in form of stamps, die cuts, stickers, magazine cutouts or ephemera.

ATC's you want to part with - I'm thinking of starting to make and swap them but need ideas.

Playing cards - Need 3 of diamonds

Tabs and photo corners vintage or new.

Address labels would be great - I just moved!

Current wishlist: - surprise me with anything unique - not really picky.

  • embellishments, die cuts, tags, vintage print cutouts, rubber stamp images, used stamps, diecuts (any but i kind of collect flower diecuts)

  • journal prompts, smasbooking stuff, old book pages/magazine cutouts, music sheets, labels, tabs, play/game cards or money, flash cards, old game pieces

  • ephemera, ephemera, ephemera

  • anything Paris, London, New York and Japan!

  • extra samples of inchies, or paper scraps to do inchies. Things needed for matchbox craft.

  • pressed coins, international coins, currency and stamps. Postcards are fine too.

  • buttons that you pin on clothes (badges) - small sized ones.

  • snackies, chocolate drink, juice, coffee packets.

Swap Experience:

I was flaked once, and my partner just disappeared from swapbot - so I did not get to rate her. It was one of the thrifstore finds swap and I really got a pretty one for my partner and I was excited to get one - but did not get any...sad. So to new swappers, don't do too much at a time. It can be stressful. My max at a time is 4, 5 if they are easy ones. Bottomline is you want to enjoy the experience for you and one who receives your swap. If you can't do it like say last minute things come your way, or you are too busy - send to your partner what you received, and send a note. There are no excuses for not being able to send one. ALSO, DON'T FORGET TO RATE as soon as you can. At least for me, I always am anxious to know if my partner receives the swap item/s, and I am excited to know how i did, always aiming for hearts. I am also waiting for the rating, so I can move on and pick another swap to do. (For my current favorite #stuff my mailbox - I wait til I receive all 20 swaps before I rate)

Happy swapping!!


Lexa1985 rated for Simple Happy Mail 💌 on Jan 22, 2024
Comment: Thank you so much for all the beautiful things! Loved them all! <3
Response: <3
btbeth rated for Happy Mailbox Swap on Jan 19, 2024
Comment: what a wonderful swap and note thank you for the smiles!
Response: <3
matt319 rated for Stuff the Mailbox #31 on Jan 29, 2022
matt319 rated for Stuff the Mailbox #32 on Jan 29, 2022
Comment: Thanks for the great cards, great new additions to my packs. This package has had quite an adventure, with only just arriving.
dakotadee rated for Happy Mail #5 on Dec 21, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the letter set, recipe card and postcard. All is so cool.
MaddiV17 rated for Stuff the Mailbox #33 on Dec 5, 2021
Autist rated for Stuff the Mailbox #33 on Oct 12, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the fun stuff! I love these STM swaps!
Eulegirl rated for Stuff the Mailbox #32 on Oct 10, 2021
Comment: Thanks for the goodies!
LaLaLaLaurie rated for Stuff the Mailbox #33 on Oct 5, 2021
Comment: Thank you!
Comment: Bucee's!! Yay! I like the queen on the Amazon one. She's holding a yellow flower; so unique! Thank you for all the great cards. I'm having fun collecting them all, too.♠️♣️♦️♥️
Panda1122 rated for Stuff the Mailbox #33 on Sep 30, 2021
Comment: Thank you so much. Great items especially the notes (‾◡◝)
riviwriter rated for Stuff the Mailbox #33 on Sep 25, 2021
Comment: Thank you so much! I'm going to drink the tea today
sleepingrover2010 rated for Happy Mail #5 on Sep 24, 2021
Comment: Hi Rita, Thank You! Barbara B., sleepingrover2010
Riririria rated for Stuff the Mailbox #33 on Sep 23, 2021
Comment: Thanks for all the great goodies
apocaleepse rated for Stuff the Mailbox #33 on Sep 22, 2021
Erasernut rated for Stuff the Mailbox #33 on Sep 21, 2021
Comment: Very nice envie of stuff. Thank you so much. Can't wait to include in my junk journals.
crtsjffrsn rated for Stuff the Mailbox #33 on Sep 20, 2021
Comment: Thank you!! What an awesome collection of goodies!
Cynfully rated for Stuff the Mailbox #33 on Sep 20, 2021
Comment: thanks for the great items
mkaylee455 rated for Stuff the Mailbox #33 on Sep 20, 2021
Comment: Thank you so much for all the goodies!

Rating Overview

Overall Hearts Stars Hosted
5.0000 772 3 3
Completed Fives Threes Ones
428 940 0 0
Type 1 Type 2 Type 3 Uncategorized
4 165 233 26
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Currently In

  • the user is not currently in any swaps :(

Currently Hosting

  • the user is not hosting any current swaps


Begokschaf on Jun 8, 2021:

Hi Rita. It looks like I was one of your partners for stuff the mailbox #30 and I have yet to receive anything. I'm not sure why. Should we keep waiting and see if it shows up?

ladydy5 on Mar 31, 2015:

Glad to see you join in our group 9 Little Pockets, it will have a variety of ideas. Swaps are up to join too.

melowl on Sep 30, 2013:

I'm excited to start stuffing an envelope for you! :) This is my first swap bot swap but don't worry I won't flake! I've done some on craftster.org in the past but I just don't have time to make big crafting projects to send out anymore (check it out if you haven't since you love crafting too!). Hope you're having a great day :) Whitney

art3osb on May 22, 2012:

I'm sorry. it is the 26th.

art3osb on May 22, 2012:

Just a reminder that the 31st is the mail deadline for thrifting for...a bird.

birdiepoop on Feb 27, 2011:

Hey guys!

So ive set up the page for my first swap that i am to host: http://www.swap-bot.com/swap/show/84994

and now all i need are participants :D its international, and you have to send a box of stuff :D check the page out!


SpewKnitter on Oct 2, 2010:

I absolutly am in love with Amelie, the french maiden dotee! OH! Gorgeous! And what a precious face! And Blue Bonnets on her dress! :D Thank you, I'll keep her safe and happy! ((And thank you for the extras, and I never thought to braid the dotee's hair before, LOVELY!))

pippelotje on Sep 18, 2010:

glad you like him! his name just popped up in my head while making him... feel free to change it though! I love it that you like him so much to show him of at work, that's a great compliment! hugs!

CrazyCatChick on Sep 17, 2010:

Thanks so much for the purple baby Dotee! Stinky loves her and can't wait to hang her up with her other Dotees. She is so cute, thanks for sending her!! ~Hugs~

pippelotje on Sep 10, 2010:

Strawberry got here safely. she's lovely! thanks so much and even so for the extra's. wish I could 'heart' you for a tag too ;-) I hope your clown arrives safely as well!

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