Swap-bot Time: February 4, 2023 4:36 pm


Date Joined: September 25, 2022
Last Online: February 4, 2023
Birthday: November 3, 1975
Country: United States
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About Me

1February, 2023 - The flu has hit my house. I will be taking care of my husband, who came home from work today sick. Hopefully me and Joel do not get ill but that is usually how this works. I don't know when I will be able to go to the post office to get mail but I will rate when I can. Please be patient. I am going to try and keep up with my swaps that I have to finish and not fall behind. I do have a postal scale and can get mail picked up here at the house, just not delivered.

First off: please message me if a swap you are waiting for has not arrived! the postal service is doing their best, but I'm still seeing quite a few delays and undelivered mail. I am happy to send out new stuff/replacements ASAP, as long as you let me know!

47yrs old Christian woman, married to the man of her dreams (literally met on a blind date), and the mother of 2 wonderful sons, ages 22 and 17. Only have the 17yr old left at home, but that is enough. We just started driving, ugh!! We have 3 dogs - Mr. Poe who is a 6yr old chiweenie. Katie who is an 8yr old chihuahua terroir mix. And last but not least, our gentle giant, Dobbie (named after the house elf on Harry Potter) who is a 20yr old wire haired terroir mix. I'm a stay at home mom, but that doesn't mean I stay at home! LOL! I volunteer at my local church every Tuesday for the food pantry ministry. I am also the Programs Manager for NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Health). I coordinate and lead support groups, education classes, set up informational tables at local events (to help spread the word about mental health awareness), and many other duties. Between these two projects, my personal health appts, and keeping up with the house - I am one busy momma!! I live for the call of the weekend when I do most of my crafting and swapping.

Favorite Music

I thoroughly enjoy country and christain music. I can tolerate most anything else except opera and classical. My youngest listens to rap and that gets a little rough to handle sometimes, especially with the language and all. That's when I tell him to put the ear buds in!! Favorite artists would have to be Garth Brooks and Reba for older stuff and Jelly Roll and Luke Bryant for newer stuff on the country music side. No favorites in the christain music arena as I like it all really. Well, gospel and hymns can be tough to follow, but still like them just not as much as contemporary.

Favorite Books

love murder mysteries, especially those with a medical or legal theme to them. Really like the kind that you start and can't put down until you know "who done it"!! Fast readers work well with my short attention span. I don't have a favorite author as I will read anyone. Some author's I have read in the past are Iris Johannson and Tess Gerritson. Also love James Patterson's legal thrillers! He has some page turners.

Favorite Television

NCIS, CSI: Vegas, Law and Order (any of them), Bull and 911 are all great choices for me. I also watch the Chicago series on NBC, but not as faithfully as those listed previously. Just started watching the new Quantum Leap. Not sure if I like it yet, still too early on. Star Trek and Dr. Who are always great Sci Fi choices. Crime Drama shows are a great bet too! Shows like Forensic Files, 48 Hours, 20/20, and Dateline are awesome. Anything on Investigation Discovery Channel.

Favorite Crafts

I currently am into papercrafting. Mostly ATC's (Artist Trading Cards) and greeting cards. I have been making ATC's since 2018 and trade them all over the world on Facebook. I make greeting cards with a group of lady friends. We get together twice a month at someone's house. (a Stampin' Up demonstrator). That is the only time I make greeting cards as I only work on ATC's at home. I have a feeling that is going to change as I sign up for swaps, but I'm ok with that. I have my own craft room, which I love. I still overflow into the living room by a lot!! LOL!! I have an extensive acrylic and rubber stamp collection. Almost a bookcase full of bins and binders full of stamp sets. I'm always on the hunt for the perfect stamp set because I can only use stamp images that fit into a 2.5" x 3.5" space (the size of the ATC). I also have an extensive collection of dies for my Sizzix Big Shot.
You could also say I collect stationary items such as note paper, postage stamps, and pens. Kinda goes along with the papercrafting I guess?

Favorite Foods

love Taco Bell, any mexican food in general really. I used to get the tostada, but they don't have it on their menu anymore. Was just there the other day and they have brought back the Mexican Pizza, which is close so I'm happy. Favorite drink would be Mountain Dew Baja Blast Zero. Mountain Dew Code Red and Venom are awesome choices too! Ok, I see a theme here. Let's just say any Mountain Dew flavor will do. LOL! Favorite sweet would have to be chocolate of course. I mean, what girl doesn't love chocolate? Skittles, Starbursts, jelly beans (any kind) and Sour Patch Kids are great second choices. Favorite teas include cinnamon and chai, but like fruity and mint too. I do not like Earl Grey tea or Breakfast tea.

Favorite Past Times

curling up in my lazy boy chair and reading a good book is always fun. I can get lost for hours this way!!

Postcard Likes and Dislikes

Postcard Likes: Harry Potter, Disney, Coca-Cola, weird in some way (ex - 3D, odd shape), oversized, cows, cats and dogs, any animal really except those in dislikes, ocean and related (beach, shells, lighthouses, etc.), floral, poetry and quotes, recipes (food and drinks), fairies and fairy tale related, holiday related, inspirational, greetings from....,

Postcard Dislikes: advertising, bugs and insects, snakes, anime, coloring, homemade (unless swap calls for it), gothic or dark themed, day of the dead, map cards, a card where there is so much writing on the back that I can hardly write a message

Misc. Likes/ Dislikes

Misc. Likes: Purple, blue and teal, hot pink are my favorite colors. Stationary, post cards, ATC's, lace and trimmings, buttons, charms and other small embellishments, writing pens of any color (really enjoy gel pens), tea (really like chai, plz no Earl Grey or Breakfast), religious items are welcome, journals and notebooks, pins of all sorts (the kind that go on a backpack, youngest collects them), stickers (especially the 3D ones), ribbon, murder mysteries, cows (black and white preferred) , cats and dogs (really any animal, NO bugs or insects, NO snakes), wallpaper samples, printed paper (small prints for my ATC's), Steampunk items, Disney items.

An extra list of things you can send me that I’ll love -Alice in Wonderland stuff -bath and body stuff -journals -purple things - washi tape -stickers -handmade things -pretty cards/envelopes (handmade are welcome) -post cards -inspirational items -art -ephemera -acrylic and rubber stamps -pretty postage stamps (used or new) -note/writing paper -mail art - seahorses - bee items- letter sets, mug rugs

Misc. Dislikes: playing cards, hot chocolate, used postage stamps unless pretty, fabric scraps, unlined stationery, reward stickers, goth items, ATC backs

Wish list: stickers or labels with the swapbot envelope guy Ernie on it. I can't make them myself and can't find where to buy them, so I thought I would wish for them. :)


(copied from someone else's profile, but it put my words down exactly the way I feel) just an FYI... I truly enjoy the art of swapping. I always take the time to read my partners profile and see what I can create for them & what kind of goodies they like. Even when it’s β€œsender’s choice β€œ. I always try to tailor my swaps to my partner as best I can. I want my partner to be really happy when they open my mail πŸ™ŒπŸΌπŸ₯³ I put a lot of time and effort into my swaps. I prefer quality & thoughtfulness over quantity πŸ™ŒπŸΌ thanks in advance :-)

I mark swaps sent AFTER I officially drop swap off at my post office.

I RATE my partner as soon as I have received their swap. I would appreciate the same. If you do not rate me, I don't know you received your swap.

I am very proud of my 5 rating!! I won't do anything on purpose to mess that up. So, Please contact me if you have not received your end. I usually send out my end of the swap prior to the due date. I will resend if necessary, but give it more than 2 weeks to get to you. My mail goes down to Jacksonville, FL before going anywhere else. I know, messed up system. But it its what we have to work with so please be patient.

Last updated 1 February, 2023


Comment: Hi Patricia, Thank you for the cute puzzle card and the postage stamps! πŸ™ŒπŸΌπŸ€—
Comment: Hi Patricia! Thanks so much for the great Valetine and for being in these swaps!! Zora loved the sticker Valentines. πŸ’πŸ’πŸ’
Comment: Thank you for the super cute Valentine Card!!!! and I LOVE the sunflower stickers! I hope you have a wonderful Valentine Day!
Comment: Omg. So sweet. Love the puppy card. And the piggy stickers are perfect. I am sending them to my sis in law who loves pigs !
Response: LOL! so glad you liked the cute puppy and piggies. Happy Valentine's day to you!!
Comment: Beautiful card 😊 Happy Swapping
Response: Glad you liked it!! Happy Swapping to you too!! Have a great week!
LittleMissGiggles rated for Tea 3x3 with Friends! #17 on Jan 30, 2023
Comment: Thank you so much! I can't wait to try the teas and I love the HP postcard ❀️
Response: You're welcome!! Glad you liked everything including the Harry Potter postcard. I got those at the Harry Potter Exhibition in ATL last year with the family. It was awesome, if you ever get a chance to go. You get to see the costumes and props from the movies and lots of information and photos. So much fun!! Enjoy your teas!!
Comment: I love the Chinese New Year Year of the Rabbit card! And yes, I LOVE the LOVE stamps! I was just buying some off eBay today! πŸ˜‚ Thank you for a wonderful swap! β™₯️β™₯️... Karla, 1/28/23
Response: You're welcome :) Glad you had fun! Me too!! Hope you were able to find your stamps on eBay. 1/31/23
Comment: Adorable thanks for a cute swap!β™₯
Response: You're more than welcome!! Happy Valentine's Day!!
Comment: Hi Patricia! Thank you, safely tucked in my stocking until December. Yours is the first one to arrive this year! I enjoy these swaps so much and can't wait (but I will lol) to see what you shared with me. :)
Response: Oh, how much fun!! I'm waiting to open mine too. I'm glad it arrived safely. Thanks for the heart rating.
Comment: Thank you for this adorable puppy puzzle! Love it! Also, love the stickers you included! Thanks so much! Happy Valentine's Day!
Response: You are so welcome!! I thought he was so cute and adorable, I just had to share him! LOL! :) Happy Valentine's Day to you too!!
Comment: Thanks for the lovely card and goodies! Happy new year!
Response: You're welcome! Happy New Year to you too!!
Comment: What a cute puzzle valentine! Thank you!
Response: You're welcome!! Glad you liked it. They were fun to send out. Have a great Valentine's Day!!
GrandmaK rated for 30 Stickers #3 on Jan 23, 2023
Comment: Love all the stickers. Tyvm β™₯
Response: You're welcome :) Thanks for the heart!!
ljwnigel rated for Worldwide PC Swap of 5 #1 on Jan 23, 2023
Comment: Thank you for the set of fabulous cards. Have a great day :)
Response: You're welcome :)
Comment: Loved the card and extra goodies
Response: You're welcome. So glad you liked it!! Extra goodies are fun!! Have a great week.
sherylk3 rated for Lighthouse Postcard #2 on Jan 19, 2023
Comment: Happy New Year!
Response: Happy New Year to you too!! Thanks for the heart.
Arabella rated for WIYM: Handmade Card - Free Theme on Jan 18, 2023
Comment: I love your Peace Christmas dove card, Patricia! I had put it on my kitchen bulletin board and thought I had rated you! But you should have several hearts for this card because it is beautiful!! Thank you so much!!
Response: You're so very welcome! Glad you liked it.
Comment: Oh wow Patricia, thank you so much for the beautiful postcards! I love each and every one you had chosen for me. And those memo sheets are such a bonus. How cute are they! I would love to have a private swap with you. 😊
Response: You're welcome for everything. I would love to do a private swap. You're talking about for memo sheets right? I just got 3 new the other day!! Just PM me and we can get that going. :)
explore rated for Swap-bot Stickers #4 on Jan 17, 2023
Comment: Thank you so much for sending me a big pack of stuff! I love your handmade card and ATC. I esp enjoy handstamped cards! Also appreciate the die-cut, postcards and miscellaneous stuff too. Thank you for a wonderful swap. Happy January!
Response: You're welcome. I'm glad you liked everything. I can't wait to get your envelope! Have a great night!!
Comment: Thank you very much for the beautiful card. I am so excited to celebrate Lunars New Year in Asia this year. Will be a great experience. Happy new year :-)
Response: Sounds like fun!! Have a wonderful time. Happy New Year!!

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user6937 on Jan 16, 2023:

Forgot to mention the tag these were sent to me for - Cheap Postage - pay it back 😍

user6937 on Jan 16, 2023:

Patricia, these shaped paperclips are wonderful! I've never seen them before - I'll definitely have to look up the Paper Studio company. Thank you so much for your generosity. Many hearts given to you πŸ₯°

LadyJo on Jan 9, 2023:

Thank you for the Stamps.com RAK # 1. Raks only USA group! I also love the extra stickers you sent as well, too me! Thanks a bunch!

ButterflyGirl85 on Dec 29, 2022:

Thank you for my RAKS Only USA Dec wishes of planner stickers and kiddie stickers. My son is going to love the Paw Patrol stickers. That is his favorite show since he was a newborn.

katjl on Dec 25, 2022:

Thank you for the RAKS ONLY USA wish you sent of a map. So cute! Happy holidays! πŸŽ„

circularlogic on Dec 22, 2022:

Thank you so much for the poem postcard wish granted! Hope you have a very Merry Christmas! RAKSOUSA

colleenbUSA on Dec 16, 2022:

Thank you so much for the RAKS only USA wish for global stamps, which I can ALWAYS use, LOL, and the happy mail stickers!

fourgnomesinatrenchcoat on Nov 25, 2022:

Thanks so much for the Who likes tag! I cant wait to use those softening socks! Have a wonderful week! <3

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