Swap-bot Time: October 21, 2021 7:06 am


Date Joined: September 12, 2008
Last Online: October 20, 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: Mona, thank you so much for the cute Halloween card and all of the ephemera! Happy Halloween ❤️
Response: You are welcome and enjoy the best holiday ever...Halloween. Hugs, Mona
Comment: Oh, how I love this ATC! Thanks so much for a great work of art!
Response: Thank you and that makes me happy. Hope your Halloween is the best! Hugs, Mona
Aurora1 rated for MissBrenda's Halloween Card Swap #10 on Oct 13, 2021
Response: Wishing you a Spooktacular Halloween! Hugs, Mona
rkassman rated for Vintage Halloween ATC on Oct 13, 2021
Comment: Thank you - I love all the texture included in this ATC!!
Comment: Love the card and goodies, thank you! :D
Response: You are welcome. Have a fabulous Halloween! Hugs, Mona
DeAnnaVarela rated for EASU: Halloween ATC on Oct 9, 2021
Comment: Terrific ATC, cute card, awesome stickers and die cuts, and great handwriting! Thank you.
Response: Thank you and you are welcome. Have a spooky good time on Halloween. Hugs, Mona
Comment: Love the owl card and all the goodies inside - Thank you so much - Happy Halloween!
Response: You are very welcome and have a spooktacular Halloween. Hugs, Mona
Leekoba rated for MissBrenda's Halloween Card Swap #8 on Oct 4, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the card, i'll open it on halloween :)
Response: Have a Spooktacular Holiday!!! Hugs, Mona
Comment: Hi Mona and thank you for the old fashioned Halloween PC! I love these kind! We live in a very rural town ourselves. It's mainly a farming community here in Canton, PA. You're lucky to have a town with doors open to candy & the such. Nothing like that here has ever happened & most likely never will. As our little tiny town, is turning into a ghost town. I mean literally. Every time you turn around people are moving out of Canton. As there's nothing to do here & jobs are a joke here. None really to be had. It doesn't bother me though, since I'm on SSD with PPMS. Well, I do hope you have a fun fun fun Halloween!~!
Response: So sad when small towns die. I grew up in a town of 200 and now there is maybe 60 left. Glad you are here and enjoying Halloween at Swap-Bot! Hugs, Mona
Comment: Another fantastic creation! Thank you so much Mona!! He's really going to pop among my display of Halloween mail! LOL
Response: You are very welcome and none better than the old Dracula!!! Hugs, Mona
Comment: Thank you for the amazing box of wonderful Halloween goodies! It was absolutely a thrill to go through and find so many great items.
Response: I LOVE that so many others LOVE Halloween. You are welcome and let the fun begin! Hugs, Mona
CraftyShana76 rated for Halloween Note Card Swap on Sep 24, 2021
Comment: Cute card abs I loved all the goodies. TYSVM!!! Halloween is my fave!!!!
Response: Isn't this time of year great!!!! You are welcome and enjoy the fall. Hugs, Mona
Wambatty rated for MissBrenda's Halloween Card Swap #4 on Sep 23, 2021
Comment: Thanks for the cute card and extras.
Response: You are welcome. Enjoy the fun!! Hugs, Mona
jannieb rated for EASU: Circus ATC on Sep 23, 2021
Comment: So happy to receive these ATC's from my favorite girl. You are so awesome!! I am in love with the sun in the city card. It was so sweet of you to make me one :) I love the clown ATC too...the colors are magnificent. It is always such a treat to be your partner & receive such wonderful art. Thank you so much :)
Response: You are very welcome and YOU are my very favorite artist to receive from. May this season fill your house with fun and laughter! Hugs, Mona
Comment: Thank you for the card (ᵕ꒳ᵕ -)☆ I am excited to open it~!!
Response: You are welcome. Happy Halloween! Hugs, Mona
Comment: Mona! Another super wonderful creation from you!! Thank you so much! I love it!! I am also curious about your postcard backs! What a wonderful idea! Do you get it printed or print it yourself?
Response: You are welcome and glad you enjoyed the postcard. I just designed the back and then had them printed at Kinkos. I have them printed on a heavier stock and better grade paper. My printer just doesn't do as well. They actually do it on their copier and charge $1 a sheet which holds 2! CHEAP! Happy Halloween! Hugs, Mona
Comment: Another wonderful creation from you. Thank you so much. She's one of my favorites!
Response: You are very welcome. I always love this swap and I have been receiving some amazing pieces! Enjoy the season, Hugs, Mona
mandymo rated for 13 Days of Halloween USA on Sep 17, 2021
Comment: Oh my goodness! You have spoiled me with such magnificent Halloween Bounty. I must admit, I sat in front of my Halloween Tree last night with my daughter and we opened each surprise one at a time and ooohed and ahhhed over everything. I love the decorations, the candle, THAT LIGHT UP HAND!!! I immediately added it as a decoration to my Halloween tree. I LOVE that marble too. What a cool little inclusion. I love the way it feels in my hand. I also love the skull jar and the stamps and the ribbon and the sign! There was just TOO Much. I also love the way you wrapped everything up in such a special way and put it in an awesome box I can use again. Thank you so very much! It was an incredible way to kick off my very favorite time of the year. I wish I could give you 100 hearts because you deserve themj. :)
Response: You are welcome and I am so glad you are enjoying your box. I love Halloween so much and I love when others do too! Hope yours is amazing! Hugs, Mona
Comment: Miss Mona you spoiled me! I'm so blown away by the goodies you sent me! Thank you so much! You made my day! :)
Response: You are welcome and I am happy you enjoyed your goodies! Hugs, Mona
Comment: Thank you very much for the cool box and fun stuff inside.
Response: You are welcome and let the fun begin!! Hugs, Mona

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alittledabble on Sep 6, 2021:

I was going through my old swaps and letters, and while I did give you a heart for the Un-birthday card you sent me, I never properly thanked you specifically for the amazing collection of blue-themed vintage stamps you included on the envelope. I adore vintage stamps, and your lettering is lovely too! Thanks again!

YooperHill on Jul 6, 2021:

Thank you for the words you left on my profile! http://www.swap-bot.com/swap/show/317437

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

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