Swap-bot Time: May 5, 2021 11:04 pm


Date Joined: September 12, 2008
Last Online: May 5, 2021
Birthday: July 16
Country: United States
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About Me

I am a HEALER in many ways. I love nature and all it offers. My flower garden is my inspiration and my sanctuary. I love growing herbs and using them daily in our meals. I am thinking of growing lavender and experimenting with soap making. I have a grandfather tree in my back yard that canopies the entire back. I watch for fairies who live and play there. I like to paint, scrapbook, make simple little jewelry like earrings and I love music of all forms. I am excited about starting this venture to enhance my creativity that I let slip away. I am a very creative person and one of the things I like the most is to give little gifts to family, friends and co-workers. I live in a small town but love the big city. New York is one of my favorite places. I also enjoy all things from Scotland and participate in Renn Faires. I finally made it to Scotland in the fall of 2012 and again August 2014 and now saving for my next trip there. I do hand tooled leather work such as journals, bracers, and items for Faire. I taught my hubby this and he now has his own business. If it is any thing you can do with your hands and mind, I'm there. I love long baths, good books,good wine, fine food, dark chocolate, mornings in my garden and good friends. I work hard at listening to what people are saying. We are all important and deserve full attention when communicating, not just a nod. Most importantly, I try to say a kind word to all around me each day and mean it.

HOLIDAYS- I love Halloween and the Fall in general. The smells and the colors are food for the soul. I love decorating the house and garden for the Fall Holidays. I love finding old, Vintage Halloween items like cards, figures, etc.. like cats and crows and even children in costume. I always have extra special events for Halloween here in my small town and the kids all know it. My place is always the first stop! This is a family tradition I have continued. It was always so dear to my fathers heart! I just love any holiday and another reason to have family and friends close by. Christmas is almost as fun!

MUSIC - I love all music, 70's is my favorite, jazz, Celtic, and many new artists. My husband was in a band for years so I am a groupie at heart. Beatles, Stones, Cream, Bread, Guess Who, Bad Company, Eric Clapton, Moody Blues, James Taylor, Eagles, Frank Sinatra, Maroon 5, Jack Johnson, Queen, ELO, Cat Stevens, Indian Flute, on and on! I could not live without music. It is in my soul.

FOODS - I love it all! My husband is a chef so we eat alot of different things. The more exotic the better. I love different chocolates and shortbread cookies. It's not food but there is nothing better than a glass of red wine with my food! I also love Starbucks coffee and all coffee flavored dark chocolate.

COLORS - I love black! You can find it in my office, in my decorating, my clothing. It is just an elegant color. I love grey, silver, ice and steele blue together. I decorate with a world travel flare as my husband has traveled alot.

PETS - I have two cats that are my children. Ginger and Princess rule the house. They want to say "MEOW" to all their friends here that send them toys!

COLLECTIONS - I collect old powder compacts ,Celtic Greenmen, Superman, The Munsters items/art, Star Trek items and blue colbalt.

ITEMS I LOVE - All things postal with the vintage red, white and blue, airmail stuff, Vintage Halloween items,Superman,Tim Burton stuff, The Munsters items, Star Trek, Greenman, dark chocolate, celtic items, beautiful paper for paper crafts,art pens, vintage circus/side show/freak, Starbucks, Paris, mailart, my family, dark fairies, old world items, rain, little oddities, Edgar Allan Poe items, bones, marbles, gargoyles and your art work that I can frame.

WISH LIST- Vintage postal items like rubber stamps, airmail stickers & envies, rubber stamps with celtic style designs, your art work, little carved wooden boxes, greenman items, Superman, Edgar Allan Poe trinkets. There are so many talented people here and it rocks when I receive one of your handmade, heartfelt crafts.

MOVIES - Tim Burton ROCKS, he is so creative!Love all his movies. I also love to watch any thing to do with Dragons, Knights, Kings, etc... BraveHeart, Lion In Winter, Lord Of The Rings, Robin Hood, Excalibur, Old Vampire & Werewolve movies, any vintage Hollywood horror monsters, Star Trek, Zombies and still have a thing for the Wizard of Oz, love the flying monkey! How can you not like it when you are from Kansas!

SHOWS - Dexter, Lost, The Tudors, Heros, Dead Like Me, Deadwood, Game Of Thrones, Dark Shadows, The Munsters, Food Network, Oddities, Trek, Grimm, American Horror Story, The Voice, and HGTV

HOBBIES - Painting, scrapbooking, photography, jewelry making, gardening, tooled leather work items for Renn. Faire, and stepping stones. I just love all paper crafts like cards, tags, postcards, zines, bookmarks, ATC's, and mail!!! Lots of mail! By the time I was 10, I had to have my own postal box because I kept filling dads. I think it must have come from my dad who use to send my mom a love letter each week when dating. He did art work on each of these envies which I now own. ( minus the love letter)

SCENTS - I like the smells of Rain, Musk, Woody, Fireplace, Leather, Fresh Coffee, Fall, Cinnamon. I dislike floral smells, food related candles like cookies, cherry, strawberry, etc...

FAMILY - I have no children but watch my great nieces and nephews frequently. We always have great adventures they will remember a lifetime. Many of them enjoy the Renaissance Faires with us in full costume. Life is good, easy and simple. Why have it any other way.


Comment: I loved your unbirthday card and this swap! Thank you so much!!
Response: You are welcome and I think we should all have more unbirthdays! Hugs, Mona
Comment: Wow oh wow!!! This gift made me squeal like on Christmas day! SO generous and I absolutely love everything especially the bag. Thank you so much Mona!!
Response: You are so very welcome. I love postal themed items and have so much to share. I had been waiting for the perfect swap to share the bag so I am doubly happy so like it. Hugs, Mona
oldsoul rated for WIYM: My thoughts on... Dracula on Apr 1, 2021
Comment: Thank you Mona! This was special and arrived in one piece. Hope to see you again in my swaps ❤️❤️
Response: So glad it found its way to you. You are very welcome and I look forward to swapping with you again. Hugs, Mona
jannieb rated for EASU: Sun ATC Swap on Mar 27, 2021
Comment: Thanks so much for another wonderful sun ATC. I was crossing my fingers hoping you'd be my partner :)
Response: You are always welcome friend. Wishing you a beautiful Easter and fast recovery for Grayson! Love ya, Mona
Risna rated for SSM: Sunshine Happy Mail #14 on Mar 27, 2021
Comment: I received your beautiful envelope today. Thank you so much, I really like it. Love the items you picked for this swap. The content of my mailbox, sad and predictable before I joined this community, has become a box of wonderful surprises. Thank you for being part of it. Take care and stay safe!
Response: You are very welcome and what nice comments. There is nothing better than happy snail mail! Hugs, Mona
makestuff rated for EASU: Funky House ATC on Mar 25, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the cute wonky house ATC! The extra bits are lovely, too. The little faces peeking out of the windows made me laugh.
Response: You are very welcome. This was a fun swap and I think a line of framed little houses would be so cute. Until next time. Hugs, Mona
judgedbyabookscover rated for ATC Ephemera Destash on Mar 16, 2021
Comment: What a fun package. Thank you
Response: You are very welcome and glad it found you. Hugs, Mona
Kalalinga rated for EASU: March Free Theme ATC on Mar 12, 2021
Comment: Hi Mona. This is a really cool atc - I love it! Thanks for enclosing the extra goodies too.
Response: You are very welcome. Wishing you a great weekend of crafting! Hugs, Mona
noone7212 rated for Sunshine in a postcard #3 on Mar 11, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful card! :-) I hope you're doing well and staying safe!
Response: Your welcome and the same to you. May Spring show us new life and less mask! Hugs, Mona
nycphotog rated for A Note For You # 90 on Mar 10, 2021
Comment: i LIVE by the use the good china mentality, except i say burn the good candles. life is too short to not live in the present. your swap was just what i needed today, thank you!
Response: You are very welcome and I appreciate when a swap also brightens my day! Hugs, Mona
DragonflyDreamer rated for Red for your partner on Mar 9, 2021
Comment: Your envelope of red arrived today. Sadly it was torn open but I belive everything was still inside. It has been a rough go with all my mail lately. I think they must be using a wheat thrasher to sort our mail in Nashville! I love all the pretty note cards and lady bug stickers. The washi stickers are perfect for a botanical journal I've been working on. Thank you so much for all the wonderful red goodies! Be well & happy swapping.
Response: I am so sorry to hear of your Postal issue. I believe you are correct, a wheat thrasher! I have receives to swaps in a baggie with a sorry sticker in just the last month. I do hope most was there. Hope the next arrives in better condition! Hugs, Mona
pianoheart rated for Mail-Themed Items Swap - USA on Mar 3, 2021
Comment: A very well-done swap! Thank you for your note and all the nice postal things :)
Response: You are welcome and glad you enjoyed it. It was a pleasure to put together for you. Hugs, Mona
Comment: Thank you so much for the nice note and all the wonderful goodies inside. I love everything! The envelope gorgeous. Brrrr! It sounds so cold where you are, but that does sound cozy to bake and make art on a snowy day.
Response: You are welcome and have a fabulous and bright week! Hugs, Mona
PaulaF rated for EASU: Feb. Free Theme ATC Coin on Feb 27, 2021
Comment: Hi Mona! Your ladybug happy mail arrived today to brighten my day! I love your HD face coin with sparkly earring, and all the upbeat happy little extras you sent with it. Thanks too for your chatty little note—sounds like it was a cozy art day indeed. :)
Response: Your welcome and my wish for all crafters is a cozy little creative weekend. Hugs, Mona
Comment: Mona - I am inspired to step-up my swapping game. The note you sent me and its contents were just beautiful! Thank you for putting a smile on my face. Thank you again and keep on swapping...
Response: You are very welcome and so happy it found you. I could play all day at writing letters and making stuff so glad it brightened your day, Hugs, Mona
BeckyG56 rated for AMA: Heart Shaped ATC on Feb 18, 2021
Comment: What a great heart shaped ATC! I love New York, this is perfect. Thanks for the goodies tucked inside!
Response: You are very welcome. Glad it found its way to you during this deep freeze of the country! Hugs, Mona
colodad rated for EASU: Feb. Free Theme ATC Swap on Feb 13, 2021
Comment: Thanks for a great ATC! I live the images you selected and the background color is so impressive. And special thanks for the fun extras. I can’t wait to use them.
Response: Your welcome and glad the card found its way in all this SNOW and COLD!! Stay warm. Mona
Comment: Thank you for the awesome card!
Response: Your very welcome. Stay safe and eat lots of chocolates! Hugs, Mona
Comment: Such a pretty card and so many nice goodies! Thank you so much and you have a really amazing Valentines Day!
Response: Your welcome. Hugs, Mona
Comment: What an amazing little baggie of goodies! Thanks so much! It really did make my day and I love everything.
Response: You are very welcome and I hope your goodies continue coming this week leading up to Valentines! Hugs, Mona

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wolfeagle on Dec 30, 2020:


lou on Sep 9, 2020:

Happy nearly 12 years, so glad you are here!

couchart on Jul 13, 2019:

Mona, thank you so much for the wonderful jester/harlequin postcard, I love it! I am delighted with it and I will be sending something your way soon. All the best, Cynthia

Kellpepper on Feb 3, 2018:

Thank you so much for the beautiful Valentines Day Card! The front image is so pretty and all the goodies are wonderful. Thank you!

Lonestarchild on Oct 12, 2017:

Just opened the Halloween #11 -- you are SO talented and creative. Super cute -- starting with the envie. I didn't want to open it b/c it was such a great envie. And the inside was even more fun! Thank you so much!

Vickimac on Aug 21, 2017:

I just wanted to thank you again for the wonderful Halloween swap you sent me. I had a really rough week and your package brought so much joy for several days. Thank you!!!

KathleenHope on Jul 26, 2017:

Case of the Missing Postcard. I don't know when your first post card was delivered, but someone from another neighborhood just came to our front door with a pile of mail (and a few swap-bot swaps) and said "this was delivered to the wrong house."

So I guess we CAN blame this on the US postal service, delivered to wrong address.

Just wanted to let you know, Hearts 💖💖💖

DLRodrigues on May 30, 2017:

Thank you Mona for the re-send for WIYM Not My Country PC - It arrived today!!! Please send me your address ... I would like to send you something xx

donetta on Apr 25, 2016:

Mona, thank you so much for the incredible RAK postcard! I've never collected, made, or traded postcards, so this was a first for me...and I love it!

njstauter on Mar 14, 2016:

Got your SOMETHING OLD, SOMETHING NEW, SOMETHING SPOOKY, SOMETHING BLUE package this weekend and it wow-d me! I love the coasters and have set them out for NOW and all year long. The bag and its ties are so cool. Thank you for your work! I will treasure each of the items you made and appreciate such artistry. Many thanks.

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