Swap-bot Time: June 27, 2022 4:31 pm


Date Joined: September 23, 2011
Last Online: April 15, 2021
Birthday: March 15, 1947
Country: United States

Favorite Music

I like a variety of music but listen mostly to country because that is what others around me like. I listen to classical when alone or in the car. Movie tracks are also among my favorites.

About Me

I retired in 2010 and I am loving it. I was a sales tax specialist within a large property management company and had a deadline to meet every month. I do not miss that pressure. I do miss my co-workers who had become my work family. I have since moved from the county that I worked in for so long and don't get to go back as often as I would like. I graduated from college at the age of 62 with an Associates of Science degree. (Graphic Design was my major). I have five children and ten grandchildren which keep me on my toes most of the time.

Favorite Books

I am an avid reader. I have so many "favorite" authors, I could not list them all here..(you would not want me to either..lol) but Nora Roberts, James Patterson, Linda Howard, and Catherine Coulter are a few. Love drama, action, murder and mayhem, and romance. If that is all rolled up into one novel, I am really happy!!!

Favorite Movies

Time watching movies have decreased lately because I am too busy "swapping" postcards and other cards. Also with my reading, crafting, and grandchildren, the movies have rather fell to the wayside, but the same goes for a movie as for a book... One of my favorite actors is Mel Gibson (even if he has been a bad boy recently).

Favorite Television

I bought a TV recently so I could watch "DANCING WITH THE STARS". That is about the extent of my watching... with the exception of CASTLE and BODY OF EVIDENCE, which both come on after DWTS so I generally watch parts of those shows as well....

Favorite Crafts

I have been sewing most of my adult life. With five children to raise, you cut cost where you could. I crochet, cross-stitch, big into card making and scrap-booking. I am also a avid photographer as well, which helps with the scrap-booking.

Likes and dislikes

According to my wardrobe, my favorite color is blue, according to my house it is Sage and Gold. I love brilliant colors as well as pastels so I think I like them all used in different ways... I think my least favorite would have to be burnt orange but used in the right way it could be beautiful too, so I guess I have been no help at all in choosing my color. I have been informed that there are not enough likes on my profile... I will try to correct that. I love vintage ( I think I must have been Scarlett O'Hara's neighbor). I enjoy whimsical items. I have learned to love zentangle's. Most any type of embellishments are good also. I decorate most all of my outgoing mail (even the bills) so stickers are good too. Small trinkets that could be put on ATC's would be wonderful. Will add more as they come to mind....

[And just in case your doing a profile based swap, I adore butterflies and baby animals. I also have found a new love, zentangle's. Most anything "cutesy".

For swap dislikes it would have to be horror stuff, zombies, witches and the like. Nothing that could be called evil.]

My dislikes are easier: RUDENESS, HATEFULNESS, and any type of UNKINDNESS. but since you would have a hard time putting those things on a card or in a package I think you could send just about any thing to me and I would enjoy getting it. I am just an old simple country lady who enjoys life.


This is one of the reasons I stopped participating in swaps in 2012, non compliance with the swaps. It is not fair to any of us that truly enjoy these swaps. I decided this time I would only join ten swaps and not join any more until all ten had been completed on both sides. Most of them have been completed but a few remain...they are: none as of 4-5-14

In hospital

hi Swappers, I am going in hospital on Tuesday, December 4, 2012 for another Carotid Artery surgery. Hopefully, this will be my last surgery for awhile!! (like forever I hope. I am tired of being cut on!!) I am not sure how long I will be under the weather so to speak, so I am not signing up for swaps right now. I don't want to miss one because I am not feeling well. I will be back soon, so until then HAPPY SWAPPING!!!


I would like to thank Sunshine for angeling on the QUICK ATC swap #57. It was for honeysmama. Don't know why she did not send but I thank Sunshine again for stepping in and sending an ATC for her.


monsbrick rated for ATC #5: MONTH of OCTOBER 2018 on Oct 13, 2018
Comment: Thank you Gloria! The detail work is amazing!
Response: thank you monsbrick, I enjoy making ATC cards very much. Thanks for the heart and the speedy rating...
debtea2 rated for Vintage themed atc with a quote on Aug 15, 2016
Comment: I just the your ATC is like a little book thank you so much and for the extras
RainbowRoseOregon rated for Owl ATC on Jul 5, 2016
Comment: Very sweet little Owl ATC, love it and all the goodies <3
Response: thank you for your prompt rating and the heart!!! I loved doing the little owl.
3trysandimout rated for My name is ... ! ATC on Jun 11, 2016
Response: thank you for the prompt rating and for the HEART!!!
Teppi1014 rated for Memorial Day ATC SWAP on Jun 7, 2016
Comment: This was a wonderful ATC. Thank you so much for everything. I really enjoyed it.
Response: thank you for the kind words. I enjoy making the ATC's. Thank you for the heart.
PaulaF rated for HUGE ATC SWAP #31 -- USA ONLY on May 27, 2016
Comment: Wow, Gloria! So many wonderful ATC designs, and such great embellishments you used. You are amazingly prolific! And thanks for the thoughtful extras as well. <3
Response: thank you so much for the kind words. I love doing ATC's....Thanks for the heart!!!
CroLaneyL rated for ATC with a Twig ~ Senders Choice on May 21, 2016
Comment: I love your atc!!! I can't believe you came up with such a wonderful idea :) I never thought of making it look like a tree branch .... love it and everything too :) Thank you so very much!
Response: Thank you for your kind words. Again, I love making ATC's. Thanks for the heart. May all your problems be solved.
Comment: Thank you so very very much for your atc!!! I LOVE it!! You did such a wonderful job with it and have given me much inspiration. LOVE the idea :) I am very thankful for the extras too!
Response: Your most welcome!!! Thanks for the heart!!! I love doing ATC's...they are quick and usually easy.
Stacy97 rated for USA Patriotic ATC *RED *WHITE*BLUE* on Jul 1, 2014
Comment: Thank you so much for the beautiful ATC & the adorable card! Happy 4th of July! 🇺🇸
Response: Happy July 4th to you also!!! thank you for the prompt rating AND the HEART!!!! HAPPY SWAPPING!!
Comment: Love the ATC so pretty. Thanks for all the extras also. Have a wonderful week, Carol
Response: WOW..that was a quick rating!!! I'm glad you liked it... I had fun making it and thanks for the prompt rating and the heart!!! HAPPY SWAPPING!
Gwillisinc rated for Free Theme ATC #2 - USA on Jun 21, 2014
Comment: Love this bird, the branch is my favorite, with the tiny brads. Thank you!
Response: thank you ... it was a bit out of my comfort zone so I wasn't sure how it would be received... thanks for the prompt rating and the heart!!! HAPPY SWAPPING!!!
ingrid0704 rated for ATC of ABCs: #2 on Jun 16, 2014
Comment: Bees are one of my faves! I adore the cute beehive and goodies :) Hugs, Ingrid
Response: Hi Ingrid, welcome to Swap-bot. Hope you enjoy the swaps here. Thanks for the prompt rating. HAPPY SWAPPING!!!
mariewilliams810 rated for Orange ATC - USA on Jun 12, 2014
Comment: Thanks for the cute ATC. A whimsey jar is a jar full of awesome little whimeys. You should join one of my whimsey jar swaps sometime or our group Wonderful World of Whimsey!
Response: thanks for the prompt rating and the heart. Also thanks for telling me what a whimsey jar is.... I will check out the next swap!!! HAPPY SWAPPING!!!
luckycharms rated for Sunflower madness! USA on Jun 11, 2014
Comment: Yeah!!! It let me give you a heart... Thank you for the great Sunflower atc. It's my favorite flower.
Response: Thank you for the heart!!!... you told me you were having problems with it... thanks for keep trying!! I loved making the sunflower ATC's!!! HAPPY SWAPPING!!!
pat5036 rated for Sunflower madness! USA on Jun 8, 2014
Comment: Thanks for the beautiful sunflower ATC!
Response: thanks pat5036. I'm glad you liked it...thanks for the prompt rating and the heart!!! HAPPY SWAPPING!!!
Comment: What a pleasure to open your envelope and read your sweet note! And then there's the lovely black, white, and red ATC...so pretty! You truly are a wonderful swap partner, Gloria!
Response: Donetta you are to kind.. what sweet words. Thank you for the prompt rating and the heart!!! HAPPY SWAPPING!!!
AZmom875 rated for Sunflower madness! USA on Jun 5, 2014
Comment: Your owl card was great! thank you for the vintage lady
Response: SunflowerSam was fun to design and put together, I glad you liked him....thanks for the prompt rating and the heart!!! HAPPY SWAPPING!!!
ktina rated for Quick Country ATC Swap on Jun 4, 2014
Comment: Hi Gloria, thanks for the ATC, I love it! Yeah, it's cool to swap with someone from the other part of the world...
Response: Thanks ktina, I was beginning to wonder if it had gotten lost!! I glad you liked it!! I love my country like I'm sure you do. Thanks for the prompt rating and the heart!!!
Zaubrer rated for ATC of ABCs: #1 on Jun 2, 2014
Comment: This is really cute. I'm sure the teachers that you made them for are going to love them. I know that the teachers I have around me did! I'm putting the ATC in my binder and saving the little envelope to use with a present for my sister-in-law who teaches special education.
Response: Thank you Zaubrer for the kind words. My hat is off to any teacher of any grade. I am so glad you are re-using the envie..thanks for the prompt rating and the heart!! HAPPY SWAPPING!!!
margiebee rated for USA ATC SWAPS: Red-White-Blue ATC on Jun 1, 2014
Comment: What a fun ATC- thank you!!
Response: thanks margiebee, I had fun making it and July 4th is just around the corner!!! Thanks for the prompt rating and the heart!!! HAPPY SWAPPING!!!

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mummsie on Jul 21, 2021:

I was thinking of you today and wondered how you were. I will always remember your kind words of encouragement to me when I first started swapping. Thank you beautiful person.

doulakk on Oct 18, 2012:

anrtist on Aug 26, 2012:

HEY! I sent u an invite to the LLL~Location, Location, Location Group.
I hope you join in & check in occassionally to see who's swapbotting in your area!!! ;-)
It 's for all Swapbotters, so u can invite anyone too, ENJOY ;-) Blessings, cc

MSKIM on Jun 8, 2012:

You continue to inspire me! Your profile is wonderful! What a beautiful life you're living. You GO Ms. Gloria!! Many Blessings! Kimberly Ivey MsKim

dixieniche on Apr 20, 2012:

thank you so much gloria for the wonderful secret sister swap pkg i received today. it certainly brightened my day...you're a blessing indeed!!! :)

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Hollydays on Apr 14, 2012:

I'm glad you liked your secret sister box. I wasn't sure if it would be enough. I always worry about these things.

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