Swap-bot Time: August 19, 2022 3:50 pm


Date Joined: September 12, 2008
Last Online: August 18, 2022
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.


Cindiva rated for EASU: Paperclip ATC on Aug 17, 2022
Comment: Thank you so much for the amazing atc. Right up my alley! Love it. Thanks also for the goodies! Enjoy your upcoming retirement—-more time for crafting!!!!
Response: You are welcome and glad you enjoyed the card. I will have no problems entertaining myself! Hugs, Mona
mchesser12 rated for SSM: Sunshine Happy Mail USA #14 on Aug 13, 2022
Comment: Thanks for sharing the words about self-love. And thanks for the happy mail stickers and notecards.
Response: You are very welcome! Hugs, Mona
Comment: This was such a perfect, thoughtful swap! I loved the envelope, the lettering, the washi and especially the bat stickers! Loved all the tuck-ins too. I had to laugh at the skeleton Donald Duck. So cute! Thank you!
Response: You are very welcome and glad you enjoyed the swap. Hugs, Mona
addieixmarie rated for The Dark Side DAJ 11 on Aug 5, 2022
Comment: Mona, WOW! Thank you so much for this incredible DAJ!! It’s so amazing and perfect in every single way! The way you put together all of the elements on it makes it flow together so well. I am super excited about adding this to my journal!! Also, I love the extras that you sent too! Thank you so so much❤️🖤
Response: You are very welcome. I have really enjoyed learning about them recently and fell in love with this project. Hope to have you again! Hugs, Mona
DonniJane rated for Brighten My Week Note Card July #4 on Jul 30, 2022
Comment: Beautiful card and cute goodies. Thank you.
Response: You are very welcome. Happy August!! Hugs, Mona
Cindiva rated for EASU: A___with___Colored Hair ATC on Jul 25, 2022
Comment: Lovely lady with purple hair card. I wish I had drawing ability! Thanks for the stickers
Response: You are very welcome and thank you for the comment and heart! Hugs, Mona
Comment: This WAS a stationery dream! Thank you so much for this very generous and delightful swap!
Response: You are very welcome. I could spend all my days in a card/paper/pen store. Hugs, Mona
tristitia rated for EASU: HD/HP ATC on Jul 23, 2022
Comment: Hi Mona! I love your wonderful midsommar woman ATC - she's perfect, thank you!
Response: You are very welcome and blessing coming your way. Hugs, Mona
Comment: I love folk art Halloween and your tag is great. Thank you!
Response: You are very welcome and I can hardly wait for Halloween. Bath and Body put their Halloween out today!! Hugs, Mona
starmccoy rated for The Dark Side DAJ 10 on Jul 14, 2022
Comment: I just love this series! Thank you so much! Also where did you find those stickers on the envelope? I'd love to know!
Response: Thank you and you are very welcome. Glad you enjoyed it. I will pm the sticker info. Hugs, Mona
rkassman rated for The Dark Side DAJ 9 on Jul 13, 2022
Comment: Thank you so much for the resend! I especially love the celestial cover design on this one.
Response: Thank you for your kind words. I am so sorry the first was lost. Hugs, Mona
Cgscdy rated for EASU: Free Theme ATC on Jul 9, 2022
Comment: Tysm ❤️
Response: Glad you enjoyed it. Happy swapping. Hugs, Mona
explore rated for AMA: Scraptastic Mail Art Swap on Jun 28, 2022
Comment: Thank you for the oversized skull postcard! The artwork is professional and excellent although the theme was a little scary... I guess perfect for Halloween 😂. Thank you so much!
Response: You are very welcome. Hugs, Mona
pahasiga rated for HMPC: Everyday Ephemera Postcard on Jun 22, 2022
Comment: Thank you for the postcard!
Response: You are very welcome. I am happy it found its way to you! Hugs, Mona
colodad rated for EASU: All Purple ATC on Jun 10, 2022
Comment: If purple was a facial expression, I would say you nailed it. I love all the details, including the background. And, thank you for the great stickers!
Response: I am glad you enjoyed it. Always like trading with you. Hugs, Mona
Comment: Thank you for the huge, somewhat mysterious looking handmade PC! Very nice!
Response: You are very welcome and happy you enjoyed it. Hugs, Mona
WildStick rated for EASU: A Touch of Gold ATC on Jun 5, 2022
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful atc, I love how you chose to incorporate your gold! The envelope decoration is just lovely too. Thanks again <3
Response: You are very welcome and thank you for the lovely comment. Hugs, Mona
jannieb rated for Edgar Allan Poe ATC Swap #26 on May 29, 2022
Comment: Wow...what a wonderful ATC!!! I love how Poe looks in your drawing style. Incredible as always! Thank you for the extra ATC too. Your collage skills are on point. Is there anything that you can't do? I am so happy to be adding some of your little masterpieces to mu collection. Hugs!
Response: Thank you Janis and so glad you liked him. You are always so complimentary. I was happy he went to you! I dream of the day I can stay home and draw every day!!! Hugs to you, Mona
darcilena rated for HMPC: Botanical love - May on May 28, 2022
Comment: ThanX so much for the Botanical love! 💕 Impressive! What mediums did you use?
Response: You are very welcome and thank you for the rating. I used Ranger Ink, embossing, a little watercolor, Copics and sealed with Modge Podge. Hugs, Mona
DeAnnaVarela rated for The Dark Side DAJ 8 on May 25, 2022
Comment: Fabulous DAJ and extra goodies! I love it alllllll!
Response: You are welcome. Only my 2nd one but I think I found a new love! 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

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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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