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Date Joined: May 30, 2010
Last Online: April 24, 2024

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[Updated 1-25-23]

Hello from Oregon! I look forward to swapping with you. My rating is very important to me. Please let me know if you do not receive a swap or if I've failed to meet your expectations. I want to make it right.

Who am I? I am a Christian, a sinner saved by God's grace. My acceptance with God was purchased with His Son's sacrifice on the cross.

Oregon is my home. I've lived here all my life except for a few years in the San Francisco Bay area. Couldn't wait to return to Oregon. I'd prefer the Oregon coast, actually, but I'd miss all my friends here.

I've been retired since 2008. My DH passed in Oct 2014.

I have one very spoiled cat Tinkerbell. She will be 19 this spring (2023) She is my loving companion.

Before isolation, I enjoyed tag sales, thrift stores, and flea markets. Most of my days are now full of socializing on the computer and crafting. I enjoy making cards and collages.

Themes I enjoy

Birds, chickens, owls, cats, vintage toys & images are my fave images. I'm a child at heart, whimsical and playful, but not Disney. Love the 40s & 50s book pages.

My very favorite postcards to collect are dressed animals, animals or people with umbrellas. Not beach umbrellas, but the kind we use for Oregon rain.

I also collect unusual canceled postage stamps, and single swap playing cards (especially unusual jokers).

Wish List

Think handmade, vintage, part packages, gently used from your stash first. Other people's trash is my treasure.

I tend to prefer bold or muted colors over primary and pastel colors. I also like "unexpected" color combinations.

For flat surprises, I can use:

  • Card making supplies (adhesives, brads, clusters, die cuts, etc.)
  • Handmade or altered paper, painted, splatters, Geli plate prints, stamped on and textured papers (all sizes) I love paper!
  • Swap cards
  • Faith based stickers and stamped scriptures.
  • Flat stickers, rather than 3D types
  • Retro and Victorian pictures or phrases cut from books, magazines.
  • Cartoons clipped from the Sunday Funnies or magazines. Anything that makes you laugh.
  • Anything handmade by you.
  • Vintage single playing cards (collect jokers and interesting pictures)
  • Blank labels to use on decorated envelopes
  • Pretty paper napkins for decoupage


I try to be thankful for any gift received, but some things just don't work for me due to my allergies: perfumes, soaps, lotions, candles, and some foods.

Tea and coffee samples are fine.

I don't celebrate Halloween.

I can enjoy most Victorian Steampunk, Gears, Owls, etc., but I do not care for the dark side of steampunk, skulls, death, etc.

Reminders for me . . .

My Games, Tags, Trains, RAKs & Wishes:

CF - March WTA - Telephone theme Becky


MissChief rated for CF: Spruced up Notecard! on Apr 24, 2024
Comment: Your colorful card made my day! I appreciate the fun extras too! I can't imagine a dairy farm life! And to have a duplex with your granddaughter sounds wonderful. Who will take the side when she marries? That was something we considered for a long while when we moved to Idaho and would still like to find a duplex at some point!
Response: I'm so happy you enjoyed this swap. It really was fun for me too. The happy couple plans to live here for a few years while gaining a bigger nest egg for their forever home. This duplex has been a great safety net for the family over the years. TY for the nice rating and heart. I hope to swap again soon.
Comment: What a pretty spring washi card you made for me. Yes, we had a nice family reunion in Texas. Your upcoming family gathering will be a lovely time too. P.S. Thanks for the scripture stickers.
Response: I'm glad you had a good time and thank you for the heart rating.
ArtyBeth3 rated for CF: Floral Patterned Papers on Apr 21, 2024
Comment: THANK YOU for all the lovely Stampin’ Up! DSP! They have such pretty floral papers, and you are correct. I will have fun creating with these. P.S. Thanks for the sentiments too.
Response: I'm glad the swaps arrived. I hope you are feeling better. TY for the heart rating.
susieq40 rated for RSC - Humor on Apr 20, 2024
Comment: Joan, thank you for the humor card, yes when I opened it, had a chuckle, those birds always make me laugh thanks
Response: TY for joining the fun and for the heart rating.
LadyJo rated for CF: Mail Art April Showers on Apr 13, 2024
Comment: Loved your Mail Art envelope! So fun, cheery and just love rain themed things. Thank you so much for the postage stamps! Always so welcoming! I am excited for your classes! That is great! I am sending to 7 people right now, most with cancer. So stickers are added to my postcards for cheer! Look for more Mail Art swap soon!
Response: I'm happy you liked my envelope and swap contents. I look forward to more mail art swaps so I can use my stamp sets. TY for the heart rating.
TerryEO321 rated for RSC - Bug Me! on Apr 10, 2024
Comment: Joan, I LOVE your ladybug card. Your stamping is amazing and the ladybugs are so cute! Thank you for the extras - they are so cute! Stamping and die cuts - you just can't go wrong when making cards, right? Have an awesome rest of your week!
Response: I'm glad you enjoyed the swap. Thank you for joining and giving the top rating with a heart. Enjoy the sunshine and spring flowers.
TerryEO321 rated for AADC - Sender's Choice Die Cuts on Mar 29, 2024
Comment: Joan, I had to mail some things today and the morning was awful. When I got home and opened up your mail, my whole day brightened up and it put such a smile on my face - thank you so much! I LOVE your selection of die cuts. It does, however, make me want to go on Temu.com and order more metal dies so that I can send some really cool ones like you have in your stash. And the otter washi tape is so cute. I am using the ones that were on the bag for my journals and I'm sure I can cut the ones from the envelope - so pretty - thank you so much!
Response: I'm so happy the swap arrived in good condition and brightened your day. TY for being such a fun member of this group and for the heart rating.
Kitty2cats rated for AADC: Flowers die card on Mar 29, 2024
Comment: Hi Joan, Thank you so much for the gorgeous flower die card! It is so pretty with the beautiful lilies, I love it! I’m also crazy about your cat note sheet, the cute stickers and your return label. Very cool💕
Response: It makes me happy to hear you enjoyed the swap. Thank you for participating and giving such a nice rating with a heart. Have a purrfect day!
RiverTopanga rated for RSC - Large Stamped Sentiment on Mar 28, 2024
Comment: Joan, got your card. I love it! Thank you so much. Love the Recycled card. Ehind your stamping. Such a huge stamp...do you use a stamping platform of any kind? I have a TH one, but wish I had a small Misti instead. Oh well. The TH one still works.. don't throw the baby out with the bath water, isn't that what they used to say? 😃 Thank you for the fantastic card! 🧡💙 PS: I gave mum a card to return a note to you. Thank you for the sweet pc you sent her ... she was so surprised! 🌞
Response: Thank you for the heart rating. I'm glad you enjoyed the swap. I use the Stampin Up Stamparatus but would enjoy a small Misti too. I have a hard time finding good black ink. I have several large stamps and usually have to press two or three times to be satisfied.
123Poggy123 rated for RSC: Stamp with an animal card on Mar 25, 2024
Comment: This card made me chuckle. It is going in the mail tomorrow to a very good friend. She will love it too. The coloring is great. Thank you for the extra one for me to color & make into a card.
Response: I'm glad you like the card and how fun you are using it right away. That is what is fun about this group. Each card cheers more than one person. TY for the heart rating.
ArtyBeth3 rated for CF: Paper Flowers on Mar 15, 2024
Comment: What a great selection of paper flowers you sent! I’ve already got some of the lilies on a card front. No, I’ve not purchased from Crafters Companion before. I’ve heard of them though, so may have to check out their clearance sales. I enjoyed your letter and am happy that you are venturing out into the world once again.
Response: This was a fun swap. Thank you for the cheerful rating with a heart.
BeckyG56 rated for CF: Spring/Easter Mail Art on Mar 15, 2024
Comment: Thank you for the note, the amazing envelope with great scripture, and artwork, stickers. Thanks for the tuck in. I love you are setting up card making opportunities at the senior living!
Gobarb rated for AADC: More than 3 die cuts card on Mar 14, 2024
Comment: Hi Joan. Thank you for the beautiful card and extras. The bunnies are adorable! I have been using Crafter's Companion for many years. I haven't purchased anything from them in quite a while because I am on a budget! I have watched many of their lives on YouTube. Happy Easter!
Response: That arrived quickly! I'm happy you enjoyed the swap. I watch for CC clearance. I've gotten some good deals, less than half off usually. TY for the heart rating. Happy Easter and spring!
123Poggy123 rated for RSC: Stamping with people card on Mar 12, 2024
Comment: This is such a cute card. I look forward to sending it. Thank you!!!
Response: I'm happy you can use it. After I sent it I started worrying that it was more like a doll when you might be thinking realistic people images. You are very kind. TY for the nice rating with a heart.
DragonflyDaisy rated for AADC - Things with Wings on Mar 12, 2024
Comment: Joan, thank you for the happy mail of all the fun winged die-cuts. See you in the swaps again soon! 😀
Response: You are welcome. TY for the heart rating. : )
grammypammy rated for CF: Easter with Scriptures on Mar 11, 2024
Comment: Thank you for the Easter card and faith stickers!
Response: You are very welcome. TY for the heart rating. God bless.
Comment: Oh my goodness, Joan! What a huge array of die cuts - I'm so in love with everything - you brought back my mojo seeing all of these. I love the Espresso machine - ho cute!! I have to message you because I write a book! But yes, this is amazing - thank you so much!
Response: Yeah! Glad it made it through the second time around. TY for the nice rating with heart. Happy crafting!
LindaW rated for CF - Easter Card with Scripture on Mar 4, 2024
Comment: Thank you for the handmade card and tucked in items. Have a wonderful Easter.
Response: I'm always a little surprised how quickly my swaps get to you. TY for the heart rating. Happy spring and Easter! God bless.
LindaW rated for CF Group Birthday #13 on Mar 2, 2024
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful card and message inside it. Thanks also for the tucked in items. God bless you.
Response: You are welcome. TY for the heart and Bless you too friend. And, many more years of fellowship with CF group.
ArtyBeth3 rated for CF: WORSHIP the Lord on Mar 2, 2024
Comment: I enjoyed the WORSHIP verses you chose to share. Thank you for sharing the old hymn “Oh Worship the King all glorious above” too. Loved your colorful writing, lots of stickers, the card you wrote in and your envelope too. Great swap!!
Response: I'm happy you enjoyed the swap. TY for the heart. It cheered me while watching a bit of snow come down outside. Happy March!

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katjl on Mar 30, 2024:

Thank you for the uhm mystery envelope. There’s were lots of stuff I could use and the linen postcards were great! 😀

TereDiane1954 on Feb 22, 2024:

Joan, what a sweetheart you are! Thank you so much for your lovely birthday wishes♥♥♥

marinda on Feb 10, 2024:

Thank you so much for the beaufiful and amazing envie of goodies you hand-picked for me! You made my day. It was such a joy to recieve. Thank you again.


Drea3nvy on Feb 1, 2024:

Thank you! Thank you! For the wonderful RAK stamps I really appreciate it! Hugs!

CraftyMail on Jan 19, 2024:

Joan~ Thank you so much for the awesome envelopes you made for me!!! I LOVE the beautiful paper you chose! And including coordinating paper for card backgrounds was such a nice touch! I always love seeing your name in my mailbox! ❤️

January RAKs ONLY- USA.

mummsie on Jan 19, 2024:

Hey there. I ran across some lovely cards you sent my Mother when she was diagnosed. Just wanted to take a moment and say what a blessing it was to her . Thanks bunches.

LindaW on Jan 6, 2024:

Have a blessed weekend!🌺

LindaW on Jan 6, 2024:

Happy belated Birthday!🎂

BeckyG56 on Jan 1, 2024:

Happy New Year! God's blessings to you in abundant ways for this new year.

Christianmom on Jan 1, 2024:

Happy New Year Joan!!

Hugs and blessings


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