Swap-bot Time: May 6, 2021 9:10 pm


Date Joined: March 27, 2009
Last Online: May 6, 2021
Birthday: May 22
Country: United States

About Me

Updated 05/3/2021Working mom. I love music, coffee, tea, and crafts and love the idea of giving and receiving neat stuff from mail.

Favorite Music

My Daughter in college now 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...GJB...Reply all, This American life etc

Favorite Television

I probably haven't missed a season of Survivor and I still love it, Top Chef, American Idol and DWTS, project runway, the voice, 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.

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!!


spicemom rated for Stuff the Mailbox #29 on May 6, 2021
Comment: Hi Rita Thank you for the goodies Spicemom
howdyholly rated for Stuff the Mailbox #29 on May 6, 2021
Comment: Love the goodies. Thank you.
kizzlets rated for Stuff the Mailbox #29 on May 6, 2021
Comment: Thank you very much, I'm thinking of using the sunset paper as a postcard!
Postalstamplife rated for Stuff the Mailbox #29 on May 6, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the nice swap.
MargieP rated for Stuff the Mailbox #29 on May 6, 2021
Comment: Thank you for all the goodies!!
middleearthtraveller rated for Stuff the Mailbox #29 on May 6, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the great selection of items <3 -k
youngsenior rated for Stuff the Mailbox #29 on May 6, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the J G that was helpful.
ThrivingWell rated for Stuff the Mailbox #29 on May 5, 2021
Comment: Thanks for the swap goodies. I especially like the die cut initials (The V has an interesting texture & I'm loving that spring green color!), the three pockets with fun stuff; I'm going to enjoy that English breakfast tea tomorrow morning! Thanks. 🤗 ~ Z
Comment: Thank you so much for the great cards and also the extras! :-)
mcorbus rated for Playing Card Swap~Round #3~Swap #5 on May 2, 2021
Comment: Thanks for the awesome cards :)
Piccolo rated for 3 Things In An Envelope #11 on Apr 30, 2021
Comment: Hey Rita! Thanks for the cards, die cuts and ephemera. The teas are perfect too! Have a nice weekend! Warmly, Jenny 🥸
Comment: Thank you so much, I love all the goodies you sent! :D
justmesks rated for 3 Things In An Envelope #11 on Apr 19, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the items you sent. Have a good day.
Comment: Thank you so much for the cards and all the lovely extras! :)
BLUR rated for Stuff the Mailbox #28 on Apr 5, 2021
Comment: Yay! Thanks for the flowers, coffee, stickers, labels, etc!
Comment: Thank you for the cards and extras! I love how you do your swap slips - I may have to steal that idea!
riviwriter rated for Stuff the Mailbox #28 on Apr 4, 2021
Comment: Thank you! You sent good stuff
ShayShay rated for Stuff the Mailbox #28 on Mar 30, 2021
boandsully rated for Stuff the Mailbox #28 on Mar 30, 2021
Comment: Lovely swap! Thank you.
lindsaysplans2plan rated for Stuff the Mailbox #28 on Mar 30, 2021

Rating Overview

Overall Hearts Stars Hosted
5.0000 680 3 3
Completed Fives Threes Ones
396 819 0 0
Type 1 Type 2 Type 3 Uncategorized
4 140 226 26
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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!

watchmespinning on Jul 18, 2010:

You profile is great for swap-ideas. You did a really good job writing in detail! Expect your international envelope soon. (I am having delaysss.)

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