Swap-bot Time: October 25, 2021 11:12 pm


Date Joined: January 26, 2008
Last Online: October 25, 2021
Birthday: February 26
Country: United States
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What I Pledge

I take my swapping very seriously, I like to read my partners profile to get a sence of who they are and will always try to send the best packages. If for some reason you do not get a package from me, please pm me and I will resend. If for some reason I would ever be late, I will always pm you before the send date.

About Me

I've been swapping now since Feb. 2008. I am totally addicted and have made many new friends. I love to surprise my Swap-Bot friends with RAKs.

I'm a homemake who has been married for 39 years to my best friend Mike. We have 2 grown children, 2 german shepherds and a cat. Now that the kids are gone we have much more time to do the things we enjoy. We have a Harley and love to ride as much as possible. I have more time (and room) to do my crafting.

My favorite colors are green and purple.

Favorite Books

I love to read science fiction and thriller/suspense books. My favorite book series is the Xanath series by Piers Anthony. Some other authors that I like are Patricia Cornwell, Johnathan Kellerman, Robin Cook and James Patterson.

Favorite Movies

I like action/adventure, comedy and science fiction movies.

Favorite Television

Some of my favorite shows are Gothem, Scorpian, Big Bang Theory, Lucifer, Lethal Weapon, The Librarians and Marvel's Agents of Shield.

Favorite Crafts

Since joining swap-bot I have had the pleasure of being exposed to artist and art that I had never seen before. The level of craftsmanship still amazes me and makes me want to explore my own talents. I've been making atc's, handmade envies, twinchies and postcards. I've been playing with mail art and have just started making zines. What fun!

Things I like

-Some themes I like: Birds, Fish, Dinosaurs, Animals, Mushrooms, Science Fiction, Bugs & Lizards

-Pretty Stickers (both loose and sheets but no flakes)

-Used Postage Stamps & Airmail Labels

-Handmade postcards

-Pretty Paper Scraps

-Rubber Stamps

-Small Embellishments

-Decorated Envies

-Handmade Envies

-Ephemera of all kinds

-Washi Tape



-Colored Pens

-Sticky Note pads

-Fun Office supplies (I have a strange obsession with office supplies, especially fun colored ones)

-Note pads

-Anything made by you


@basilikum83 - Mail Art Challenge ~ Angeled by @LauraAust

@fineapple - Group AMA: Sender's Choice - June ~ Angeled by @wolfeagle


Comment: Thank you so much! I'm saving this beautifully wrapped stocking stuffer to open on Christmas morning :-)
lmacdavis93 rated for YTPC: Tucks w/Matching Tags on Oct 19, 2021
Comment: Hi Barbara and thank you for these two autumn tucks and tags. I love everything about these - the colors, leaves, fibers and fall brads. Just perfect for my junk journal! And thanks for the fun vintage extras as well!
Comment: LOL, the Geico Gecko was a great choice for this swap! Love the vintage look - just my style!! xxMuggleMom
Comment: Thank you for the creative APC, it's cute & I really like the textures. I love the bird ephemera you sent, you must have a great collection. Even bird stamps- I love it.♥️
sjayana20 rated for WIYM: Die Cut Exchange Swap on Oct 7, 2021
Comment: Thank you so much for the lovely happy mail 💕📬
Tara rated for HMPC: Bird love - September on Oct 6, 2021
Comment: I loved your post card. I also agree that birds are a fun theme. Be well!
Comment: I LOVE it, thank yo so much, you did a beautiful job! I love the saying on it too :D
Comment: Very cool postcard. Thank you!
kizzlets rated for AMA: Ephemera in a Decorated Envie on Oct 2, 2021
Comment: WOAH! You did an amazing job decorating your envie fully!! I love it, thank you for all the ephemeras too.
AZmom875 rated for AMMM: HELLO OCTOBER profile on Sep 27, 2021
Comment: Thanks for decorating my profile. Fun swap.
SunTradeToo rated for HMPC: 12 Months of Postcards on Sep 26, 2021
Comment: I never got it, but I know you are a good swapper, and I am cleaning my dashboard.
elinor rated for HMPC: Everyday Ephemera Postcard on Sep 23, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the great blue themed ephemera card :)
Curiouskitty rated for MMHWH - Magazine Cutouts on Sep 20, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the amazing selection of magazine cutouts - you sent a real assortment. I can't wait to use them in my mixed media. I appreciate the time it would have taken to cut out everything! Wow Also a big thank you for the extras.♥️ Love, love the envelope!
KathleenHope rated for WIYM: Washi Covered Postcard on Sep 20, 2021
Comment: I love the Fall Washi tape postcard you designed! I will write back! ❤️❤️❤️❤️
Comment: Received! The envelope you sent brightened my day. The lovely gift is safely tucked away for Christmas. Hope you are well.
Christopherpines rated for CH: Die cuts and more! on Sep 20, 2021
Comment: Thank you so much! My favorite might be the red mushroom...and your envelope!
RockyBeach rated for HMPC: Sender's Choice Postcard on Sep 20, 2021
Comment: Thank you for this awesome pink card! The colour + the background papers fit so well together. Here autumn is also approaching very fast. Days are getting shorter...
bizzles rated for CH: Die cuts and more! on Sep 20, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the amazing selection of die cuts and extra goodies you sent as well. I absolutely loved the way you decorated the envelope. Is that decoupage? Such a lovely way to use book pages and scrap papers. I must learn this technique! I do love having and tending to all of the animals but I honestly didn't realize how much work it would be when I got myself into it lol! Thank you again for such a lovely swap.
Comment: Thank you for the fun selection of cards, and the die cuts! And I also thought the envelope was gorgeous~ I'm keeping that one.

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bethe on Oct 18, 2021:

Thank you for re-sending FTLOC #1 Sept. wishes. I love the way you used the comics as an envelope and all the comic and vintage goodies inside! The used stamps are definitely awesome and different... I don't think I've ever seen any of these before. Thanks again!

mummsie on Oct 7, 2021:

Oh what a suprise! Thanks for the cheerful B-day card and what a delicious envie. Going in my Art journal. You made my day.

ScrapHappyGabi on Sep 25, 2021:

Highlander18 on Sep 23, 2021:

Thank you very much September RAK-5 Postcards with Postcard Stamps - Great Cards!!!

heliogal on Sep 18, 2021:

Barbara, you made me so flipping happy with the amazing beautiful envelope you sent me for my FTLOC#1 Sept wishes. That envelope all decoupaged with all those stamps is something I have never seen!!! The wonderful postcards and OMG the incredible selection of die cuts is just outrageous!!!! Thank you so very much!!

kittyhahahotbot on Sep 14, 2021:

AMMM: Hello October profile DECO

grammypammy on Sep 12, 2021:

Thank you for the birthday card! Was this from RAKS group?

Hugs, Pam

tcornell on Sep 9, 2021:

hello Welcome Back!!!!

yvonne401 on Jul 26, 2021:

Thank you for my AWG July wishes of recipe cards, yummy recipe and flower stickers! Thanks for thinking of me!



Artistic on Jul 20, 2021:

AWG July 2021: Thanks so much for granting my wishes for notecards and bookmarks!

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