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Date Joined: May 30, 2010
Last Online: May 8, 2021

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 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

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Comment: Guess what? The first swap arrived today!!! I’m so speechless. I love JFK & Jackie Kennedy. Those PCs are priceless!!!! TYSVM!!!!!!! I wish I could give you more than 1 heart.
Response: I am so glad the swap showed up and you liked it. I had forgotten what I sent but now I'm really, really glad it wasn't lost since you like the PCs so much. The resend is all different. I hope it makes it also. Thank you for the nice rating with a heart.
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Comment: Thank you so much! I love all the dog stuff!
Response: Great! Thank you for the heart rating. Woof Woof
ArtyBeth3 rated for CF: Mail Art to match stamp! on Apr 24, 2021
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Comment: I love the new coffee stamps and how you showcased them in your mail art and on the items you made me. Love the colorful coffee cup paper too!! I was enjoying all of it as I sat with my afternoon cup of coffee. Thank you for choosing the coffee theme!!
Response: I'm so glad you enjoyed the swap. Thank you for the nice rating with a heart.
Hunbun rated for RSC - Birthday Card on Apr 19, 2021
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Comment: Thank you for the re-send. The mail system has been dismal lately; I appreciate you following up so quickly. The card is adorable and the extra background papers are beautiful!
Response: Thank you for the nice rating. I'm glad you liked the card and do hope the first one eventually shows up.
123Poggy123 rated for UHM: Something with legs card on Apr 19, 2021
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Comment: I love this watercolor card with whimsical birds. I know just who to send it to. Thank you for the stamped envelope. Such a wonderful swap. Thank you.
Response: I'm so glad you like it. Thank you for the top rating and nice comments.
clutterfree rated for CF: Spring Postcard on Apr 16, 2021
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Comment: Joan...love this PC...You were very creative with this swap and made it super unique!! Thanks for the reminder with scripture that we may not understand His purposes but we can TRUST His promises! Happy Spring friend....
Response: I'm glad you enjoyed the swap. Thank you for the heart rating.
clutterfree rated for CF: Color Swap Yellow on Apr 16, 2021
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Comment: Joan...love all the fun items and amazing variety that you sent...thanks for a great swap and your generosity in sending so many of my profile favorites. ..The enclosed Oregon sunshine was extra special...my lawn was covered with snow this morning!! Blessings. ...
Response: Thank you for the nice rating and heart. I can't believe you recently had snow. We will have lots of sunshine over the next few days. I'll send some your way. Hugs.
rarjones rated for RSC: Something with legs card on Apr 14, 2021
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Comment: very cute bird card. Thanks for the extras too:)
Response: I'm glad it arrived. Some of the mail has been so slow. Thank you for the nice rating.
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Comment: Thanks for the cards, especially the antique one. I don't see how anyone was able to read the old-school spidery cursive!
Response: You are very welcome. I'm glad you liked the antique card. Reading the backs of antique cards is very fun and a glimpse into our history. Thanks for the nice rating and heart.
Kalalinga rated for CF - Easter Card on Mar 24, 2021
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Comment: Hi Joan. Thanks so much for the Easter card and puzzle. The card is lovely and I really like the sentiment. Hope you have a blessed Easter day.
Response: I'm glad you enjoyed your swap. Thank you for the nice rating and heart. God bless.
rarjones rated for RSC - Sender's Choice on Mar 20, 2021
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Comment: Thank you Joan for a beautiful card and extras too. I do love that embossing template that is writing. Thank you for your time in putting it all together:)
Response: Thank you for the nice rating with a heart. I'm happy you like the swap. I enjoyed putting it together for you. Happy Spring!
LadyJo rated for CF - One Decade, Happy Birthday Swap on Mar 18, 2021
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Comment: Thank you for the fun birthday card! I liked how you decorate the envie and the card! Thank you for the fun post cards and the notecard is really nice too! Last weekend, we came across a PA covered bridge. We took some nice pictures!
Response: I'm so glad you liked your swap. Thank you for keeping the group active. Thank you for the nice rating and heart.
AbbyGailsCorner rated for CF: Happy Birthday Mail Art on Mar 17, 2021
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Comment: I LOVE your birthday story Joan! What a sweet friend to bake you a cake!! Your envelope with the colorful patterned balloons is so cheery too! Also, thank you for the poppies.. I have just the stamp set to use with these!
Response: I'm glad it arrived quickly and you liked everything. Thank you for the nice rating with a heart.
hfe777 rated for RSC - Butterflies and/or Dragonflies on Mar 15, 2021
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Comment: Thank you for the cute card and embossed backgrounds. I love butterflies!
Response: You are very welcome. I'm glad you liked your swap. Thank you for the nice rating and heart.
Candace rated for RSC - Polka Dots on Mar 14, 2021
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Comment: Such a cute card! Thank you :)
Response: You are very welcome. Thank you for the heart.
LadyJo rated for CF - Just a Note #3 on Mar 11, 2021
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Comment: I enjoyed hearing about the things you shared! That neighbor swap sounds fun! It always makes us feel good, when others like what we have to offer. I enjoy these swaps and hope you continue these! Thank you!
Response: I'm glad you enjoyed the swap. Thank you for the nice rating. Happy spring around the corner.
LadyJo rated for CF: Mail Art Valentine's Day on Mar 11, 2021
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Comment: Thank you for the resend! I still didn't receive the other one, but maybe sometime. I love the from of the envie with great stamps! I also like the things you included inside!
Response: I'm happy the resend arrived Jo. The other one didn't come back to me so I have a feeling it will show up someday. Thank you for your patience and the nice rating. Hugs!
123Poggy123 rated for RSC - Singing Birds on Mar 9, 2021
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Comment: I am glad we are have been swapping together lately. I love this card. I need to get my hummingbird stamp out & start using it. The background is wonderful with this card.
Response: Yes. It has been fun. And, you made my day with your comments. I'm glad you enjoyed the card. Thank you for the great rating and heart.
YooperHill rated for RSC - Anything Floral on Feb 28, 2021
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Comment: Very nice! Thank you.
Response: You are welcome. Thank you for the top rating with a heart.
PaperPassion rated for RSC - Black and White Card on Feb 26, 2021
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Comment: Thank you so much for the beautiful cards.I love them both.
Response: I'm glad they arrived safely and you like them. Thank you for the nice rating with a heart.

Rating Overview

Overall Hearts Stars Hosted
5.0000 1305 336 340
Completed Fives Threes Ones
1158 1349 0 0
Type 1 Type 2 Type 3 Uncategorized
13 514 631 0
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Comments

Swan on Apr 20, 2021:

Thank you for the postcard with matching stamp for my birthday!

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!

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