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Date Joined: May 30, 2010
Last Online: July 28, 2021

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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 LOL.

I tend to prefer bold or muted colors over primary and pastel colors. Yellow and lime green are faves for all seasons. 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

ArtyBeth3 rated for CF: Mini Pen-Pal Challenge #2 on Jul 25, 2021
5
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Comment: What a wonderful card you made using the Stampin’ Up! blending brushes. I don’t have any yet, but they are on my list! The Dollar Tree, eh? Hmmm, perhaps I’ll have to check. Thank you for all the vintage postage, and cute labels! Yes, the stamps are mini works of art. I hadn’t seen the Walt Disney ones. While I do a good job of clearing things out, I also do a good job of finding paper crafting treasures at garage and estate sales, and we have been doing those again this year and I’ve found quite a few treasures to build up my stash once again. LOL
Response: I'm happy you enjoyed the swap. I love those lick and stick stamps. They are perfect for mail art. Thank you for the nice rating and heart. Enjoy your garage sailing!
itsnobody rated for WIYM: Unique PC #6 on Jul 24, 2021
5
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Comment: Thank you for reminding me to rate this swap. I received your unique postcard st the end of june. So sorry for late rating. I really love your postcard of Oregon state. Thanks for the patience
Response: Thank you for the heart rating. I'm glad you liked the Oregon postcard. Happy swapping!
susieq40 rated for RSC - Friendship Card on Jul 24, 2021
5
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Comment: I love the card, your coloring is great, what did you color each letter with? The saying is perfect..thanks for the extra images..no I'm happy to receive from you my friend..
Response: Thank you for the nice rating and heart. I used Stampin Up markers. Coloring is not my favorite thing to do so I am encouraged with your comments. : )
PaperPassion rated for Stamping through a stencil! on Jul 22, 2021
5
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Comment: Love the poodle.The shading is wonderful.Thanks so much.
Response: You just made my day! I was a little worried since I'm learning how to use the blending brush. Thank you for your nice comments and the heart.
susieq40 rated for RSC - Summer Sweet Treat on Jul 17, 2021
5
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Comment: Joan, love love love the card, Ic cream cone was gorgeous. Thanks for the goodies....❤️❤️❤️
Response: You are welcome. I'm glad you liked the swap. Thank you for the nice rating and heart.
churlann rated for G.I.F.T. ~ Verse/Quote PC #6 on Jul 12, 2021
5
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Comment: Thank you for the Montana postcard. I took a train trip from PA to Glacier National Park 8 years ago. It was so much fun. I love the quote you chose too.
Response: You are welcome. Thank you for the thoughtful rating with a heart. I've enjoyed several train trips. Portland to Chicago 48 hours.
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Comment: Hi Joan! Thank you for the 3d kitty note! I love it! I like to hear about anything that gives me insight into you!! I have a friend in North Powder Oregon, she has been keeping me updated on your weather too, I think your portable AC unit is genius! Tinkerbelle is a great name for a cat! What color is she? Thank you for the extras, too! They are all adorable! 🧡💚💜💙 [email protected] mum (Sue) sent the pc back to you ... I hope you got it 🤞🤞
Response: I'm glad you enjoyed the swap. Yes. I received the PC from Sue. It was a nice surprise. Thank you for the heart rating. Tinker is mostly white, some Siamese markings and a black bushy tail.
5
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Comment: Your card is just lovely, and I do love that woodgrain background. I like the sentiment on the front too. Thank you!!
Response: Thank you for the nice comments and heart rating. I'm glad you liked the card.
5
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Comment: TY Joan! Beautiful card,
Response: I'm glad you liked Christmas in July! Thank you for the heart.
rarjones rated for RSC - Let's Face It on Jul 6, 2021
5
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Comment: Love the card and sentiment. Thanks for the many faces too:)
Response: Thank you for the nice rating and heart. I'm glad you enjoyed the swap.
ArtyBeth3 rated for CF: Encouragement Card on Jul 3, 2021
5
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Comment: Thank you for the beautiful butterfly hello card. I love the colors you used. Yes, this is the day the Lord has made, we will rejoice and be glad in it!! Thank you for the extra butterfly card.
Response: I'm glad you liked the card and verse. Thank you for the nice rating and heart. Happy July swapping!
clutterfree rated for CF: Area Postcard on Jun 30, 2021
5
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Comment: Joan...thanks for the fun Tillamook Dairy PC.... love my cheeses, ice cream and all things farming/cows....looks like a wonderful area to visit with lots of things to enjoy...I know you have amazing memories of all your years and July 4th celebrations at the beach cabin at Rockaway! Have a wonderful 4th and hopefully a little cooler summer than what you have been having..my momma always said you can add layers in the winter but you can only take off so much when it is HOT!! And your verse you shared was a good reminder that eternity is a reality of the choice of HOT or perfect comfort as well.....Hugs across the miles..Charlene
Response: I'm glad you enjoyed the Tillamook PC and I hope Oregon is still on your bucket list. Thank you for the thoughtful rating and heart.
TamiHope rated for CF: Mail Art Happy July 4th! on Jun 24, 2021
5
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Comment: What a fantastic 4th of July envelope! I love it, Joan. .And thank you so much for all the enclosures! So sweet of you to send me stamps and a 4th of July notecard. Love them!
Response: You are very welcome. Thank you for the thoughtful rating and heart. I'm glad it arrived safe and all together. God Bless America!
heliogal rated for SMSUSA: Travels, Tea & Me on Jun 23, 2021
5
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Comment: I loved your stationery and your lovely letter. Hey, you are very adventurous too!! We had a generator to pump water so I never had to carry it like you!! I so appreciate that bear card Thank you so much for a wonderful swap!!!
Response: You just made my day! I'm glad you enjoyed the swap. Thank you for the thoughtful rating and heart. Enjoy life!
bpl76 rated for UHM: Paper Scrap on Jun 23, 2021
5
rating
Comment: WOW Thank you
Response: I'm glad you liked the papers. Thank you for the heart. : )
24Donna rated for CF: Color Swap Red, White, & Blue on Jun 19, 2021
5
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Comment: Thank you for all the fun red, white and blue! Our Indiana weather is really hot and humid now! We had a big storm last night, just Indy! God bless you
Response: You are very welcome. Thank you for the heart rating.
RiverTopanga rated for RSC - Bug Me! on Jun 19, 2021
5
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Comment: What a wonderful, whimsical bug card! I adore it. The sparkle adds so much..and the colors, I will have to remember the color combo! Thanks also for the envie..love it, matches perfectly! Where do you get your envies?? My mum was so surprised to hear from you! She is grinning 😁 and says thank you. She has not been one to correspond much in the past, but maybe you've helped her overcome that 😉 Her name is Susan (Sue). Can you believe she will be 90 in August!! Thank you for the cute ladybug stickers, too...I almost did a ladybug card...but changed for the more loveable (?) Bee-Bear 🙂 Wish I could give EXTRA 💙s.. 💜💚🧡❤💛💖
Response: I'm so glad you liked the card. The colored envelopes are from Walmart https://www.walmart.com/ip/50-A2-Envelopes-4-3-8-X-5-3-4-Assorted-Multi-Colors/751075123 Thank you for the nice rating and heart. My sister will be 90 in September.
AnitaHames rated for RSC - By the SeaShore on Jun 19, 2021
5
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Comment: Thanks for the pretty card and stickers! I have done that masking tape technique before. It's a nice look. I'm not good with plants, so I don't have a garden. I wish I were, though, because I'd love fresh cucumbers and tomatoes all summer!
Response: You are very welcome. Thank you for the nice rating and heart.
suepier rated for WIYM: Unique PC #6 on Jun 12, 2021
5
rating
Comment: Thank you for the great postcard.
Response: I'm glad you liked it. Thank you for the heart : )
susieq40 rated for RSC: Text from a book on Jun 12, 2021
5
rating
Comment: My card is absolutely gorgeous, great job...what dies did you use? Thank you so much for the extras..❤️❤️❤️❤️
Response: I'm glad you like the card. Thank you for the nice rating with a heart. The die set is Sizzix Framelits Layered Ovals #663510 The only draw back are the holes to punch out.

Rating Overview

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Comments

clutterfree on Mar 30, 2021:

Joan. ..what an awesome SURPRISE your RAK was...I really enjoyed your wonderful letter on the super cute spring flower paper!!! You are so thoughtful and generous sending me fun paper crafting supplies to inspire and bless me and I loved all the fun SPRING stamped images on the mailing envelope. ..you truly brought JOY to my day!! Happy SPRING and Easter BLESSINGS dear praying friend....Charlene

Animatarian on Feb 11, 2021:

Joan, Thank you so much for the sweet valentine (and included inside the "ewe" one!). Thanks, too, for the encouraging words. I'm doing better, seems like it's been a lot longer than 2 weeks since my surgery, but slowly I'm gaining strength! I appreciate so much your support and prayers!! Take care, stay healthy!!

kittyhahahotbot on Feb 14, 2019:

SCORE! lol The Tower Records postcard! OMgosh!

supersquirrel on Dec 13, 2016:

Just completed the MAE - I spy a kitty kat. My first event since joining MAE. It was a blast - a swap I truly enjoyed. Thank you for hosting such a fun event.

TamiHope on Sep 4, 2016:

wolfeagle on Jan 30, 2012:

Thinking of you two. Hope all is going well and you are back at home, recooperating nicely.

And if you ever want to play Words with friends, which is like Scrabble, then let me know. I would Scrabble with you but I'm not on Facebook.

ginabee on Sep 28, 2011:

LindyLuLu on Jun 24, 2011:

Joan, What a blessing you sent my way. I really felt like I "toured" the Columbia River...the postcards are wonderful. Now I will be challenged to see what I can come up with for you! Thank you so much for the RAK and making my day.

LauraAust on Apr 27, 2011:

Thank you for the great April wishlist package for the CPG! Love the green bubble stickers! I also like the champagne theme stickers - they are all so cute! Thank you for thinking of me - I will put them ALL to good use! Thanks again!

DixieDiane on Apr 7, 2011:

Rec'd 4oz of paper for 5,4,3,2,1 tag @ CF-THANKS so much...I've never seen any of these before and they are WONDERFUL!!!!!!!!! Love that owl scrapbag :) and cuttlebug stuff :) You just spoil me !!!!

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