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Date Joined: May 30, 2010
Last Online: January 16, 2022

Country: United States
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[Updated 2-22-21]
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 Christian and trust in God for eternal life through his Son, Jesus Christ, Savior and Lord.

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 17 this spring (2021) 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 and birds with umbrellas.

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:

  • Handmade or altered paper, painted, splatters, Gelli plate prints, stamped on and textured papers (all sizes) I love paper!
  • Swap cards and/or Return address labels
  • Christian-themed stickers with scripture.
  • Flat stickers, rather than 3D types
  • Retro and Victorian pictures or phrases cut from books, magazines.
  • Anything handmade by you.
  • Vintage single playing cards (collect jokers and interesting pictures)

CANNOT USE

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.

Although I'm a Christian I don't care for crosses, pictures of Christ, or most Christian imagery. I prefer items with scripture and a flower or other non-religious pictures.

I don't celebrate Halloween and also don't care much for Santas.

Reminders for me . . .

My Games, Tags, Trains, RAKs & Wishes:

Ratings

Gobarb rated for Scrappy card! on Jan 15, 2022
5
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Comment: Thank you so much for the beautiful card. I really like your technique. It came together well. I have been saving scrap strips for some time and was glad to finally use them!
Response: I'm glad you liked the card. It was fun making it. Thank you for the nice rating with a heart.
24Donna rated for CF: Mail Art Winter Wonderland on Jan 13, 2022
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Comment: Thank you for the way to cute winter wonderland envelope! I love the snowmen! Thank you also for the papers and I love the postcard! We are usually prepared for snow but we have not had any yet sadly! We’ve only had a flurry or two! I would love some ⛄️ snow! God bless you
Response: So glad you enjoyed the swap. I'm surprised you are still waiting for your first winter snow. Thank you for the nice rating and heart.
Sunflower107 rated for CF: Happy New Year Postcard! on Jan 12, 2022
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Comment: Thank you Joan. I did receive. I thought I rated. Sometimes these cards get lost but I did receive. So cute.
Response: You made my day. I was afraid it was lost. Thank you for the rating with a heart. Happy, happy new year!
Kitty2cats rated for RSC - I've Got the Blues! on Jan 7, 2022
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Comment: Hi Joan, Thanks so much for the blue themed goodies💙💙💙 I love the shades you used on the card, such a pretty snowflake card btw. I’ll enjoy using the stickers and snowman notes. Very cute😊 Blue is one of my very favorite colors and it pairs well with a winter theme.
Response: I'm very pleased you enjoyed the card and goodies. Thank you for the nice rating with a heart.
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Comment: Hey Joan…your envelope arrived practically torn open at the bottom. Only about 11/2 inches was still in tack. Having said this…not sure if anything was missing. What was inside is fantastic. I love the envelopes with the matching stationery. Where did you get those? Thanks so much and happy holiday…
Response: I'm so sorry the envelope was damaged. The Oregon stationery is from a vintage set I got at an estate sale years ago. Were the airmail envelopes there also? I'm trying to remember what all I sent. I'll PM you. Thank you for the heart.
hvpta65 rated for RSC - Winter Theme on Dec 28, 2021
5
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Comment: Hi Joan. TY so so much for the beautiful card and all the extras. I love everything! I give this one an extra star LOL
Response: Happy New Year! I'm glad you enjoyed the swap. Thank you for the nice rating, heart and "extra star" : )
5
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Comment: Thanks, love It! Happy Holidays
Response: So glad you like it. Thank you for the rating and heart. Health and happiness to you in the New Year!
DixieDiane rated for CF - CAT/KITTY Christmas Card on Dec 21, 2021
5
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Comment: Thanks so much
Response: You are very welcome. Meowy Christmas!
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Comment: Hi Joan, OMG! I loved the Things With Wings die cuts you sent me. The theme caught my attention, fun idea. Everything you sent is so pretty and I don’t have any of these. It will be great to have a ready made stash to choose from…such a nice variety and so many! Thanks very much💕💕💕
Response: You just made my day with such nice comments. Thank you for joining the swap. It makes me happy you enjoyed the swap. Do let me know if you have ideas for more themes. Thank you for the heart. Happy holidays!
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Comment: What a beautiful Christmas card and all the pretty die cuts - thank you!!! Definitely Merry Christmas 🎄 mail! 😍
Response: I'm so glad you enjoyed the swap. Thank you for the rating with heart. Merry Christmas!
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Comment: Thank you, Joan, for the card full of cats on the cover and the sheet of cat stickers. Have a Merry Christmas! 🎄😊... Karla, 12/14
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Comment: Thank you so much for the pretty card, Joan! Thank you for hosting these fun swaps. I have enjoyed them so much.
Response: Thank you for joining the fun and the nice rating with a heart. I'm glad you enjoyed the swaps.
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Response: Thank you for joining the swap and for the heart.
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Response: Thank you for the heart. Happy Holidays!
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Comment: Penguins are the perfect snow ambassador! Thank you for the swap(s!) and I LOVE the deer.
Response: I'm glad you enjoyed the swap. Thank you for joining the swap and for the heart.
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Comment: I love the train card! You are so right, it is a great graphic and the texture is nice, too! Fun goodies also, thank you. I am very much enjoying your holiday scavenger hunt series. Thank you so much for adding something special to my holiday!
Response: What sweet comments. Thank you for joining my swaps and for the heart. Merry Christmas!
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Comment: Thank you for the mailbox card, I love how the picture continues onto the back. It will be fun to add to my journal. I especially like the deer die cut extras.
Response: I'm so happy you like what I sent and it will be added to your journal. Thank you for the nice rating and heart and thank you for joining the swap. Happy Holidays!
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Comment: Thank you for the great horses - Merry Christmas!
Response: You are welcome! Thank you for joining the swap and rating quickly with a heart. Christmas Cheer!
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Comment: Thank you Joan for your beautiful greeting postcard. Blessings!
Response: Wow! That was quick. Thank you for the heart. Christmas blessings.
RiverTopanga rated for TA: Christmas Card on Dec 9, 2021
5
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Comment: Thank you for the adorable Christmas card! I love the bright colors and fun sparkle! Mum was so excited when she opened your kitty ornament! Good timing..we never put up decorations until my birthday (sat). I left my large tree in NE when we over, and just bought a small one last week. No decorations...so yours is Purrrfect! Thank you from both of us! Merry Christmas 🎄🎁❄🤶🎅🎄
Response: I'm glad you both enjoyed what I sent. And, happy birthday! About decorations. There are always paper chains and popcorn LOL Thank you for the nice comments and heart. Christmas blessings.

Rating Overview

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5.0000 1411 382 388
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Comments

hollycm6 on Dec 23, 2021:

Thank you!!!! FOR my birthday gift!!! I love it!

anrtist on Dec 21, 2021:

MERRY CHRISTMAS!
BLESSINGS, cc

Animatarian on Dec 16, 2021:

Joan, Thanks soooo much for the absolutely beautiful Christmas card and the lovely gold deer! Will be such fun to use and are so striking. Thanks again, PattyB

supersquirrel on Dec 6, 2021:

WONDERFUL vintage Christmas ephemera I received from your AADC: November RAK. Such truly amazing items. Thank you so much 🎄🐿️🎄

rarjones on Dec 5, 2021:

December Birthday blessings to YOU!

Rose- CF Group

LadyJo on Dec 1, 2021:

Thank you for blessing me with birthday greetings, stamps and a bookmark! I had a good birthday month!

Animatarian on Nov 19, 2021:

Joan, Thank you so much for the lovely Birthday card and the sweet enclosures! I will definitely enjoy putting them to good use! You are right, the Barbados ram is certainly an impressive gentleman! Take care, and enjoy your Thanksgiving Holiday.

Animatarian on Nov 19, 2021:
supersquirrel on Nov 3, 2021:

THANK YOU so much for your AADC: Challenge Me RAK. So so many cuts - all to order 😊. The giraffe cut is especially cute - you must have gobs of dies!

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