Swap-bot Time: September 27, 2023 8:53 pm


Date Joined: September 12, 2008
Last Online: September 27, 2023
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.


FLWAVE rated for Freak Show DAJ: Conjoined Twins on Sep 15, 2023
Comment: Wow! What a hauntingly beautiful addition to the freak show DAJ with the conjoined twins exhibition. This is going to be one creepy carnival.
Response: Glad you enjoyed the twins. I just love this theme. Happy Hauntings, Mona
Comment: Thank you so much, these are such enticing envelopes, but I’ll wait for October to open. πŸŽƒ
Response: You are very welcome. I am also saving mine! Hugs, Mona
Comment: These envelopes are so cute! I can't wait to open them all! Thank you.
Response: Glad they arrived. I am saving mine but it is hard. Have a spooktacular Halloween. Hugs, Mona
Comment: HI, thank you so much for joining and for the the very cute pumpkin postcard! Ya know, it is hard to believe we're halloween swapping too and I didnt intend on doing these swaps to get a jump on the season it was just to countdown but in hindsight the season is too short so these postcards swaps serve that purpose too. LOL Who knew! LOL Darn the bad weather is coming up from the floods down in L.A. I better get outside and start securing stuff. Thank you again!
Response: You are very welcome, and I agree, every day we could celebrate Halloween!! Here is to a Spooktacular season!! Hugs, Mona
Comment: Wow, what a fantastic swap! I feel so lucky to have received this special mailing. The postage stamps are such a treat - these are new to me. With its lovely calligraphy address, postage, and decorations, I'll be adding this envelope to my art journal. And how generous of you to send the assortment of postage-themed extras. What makes this swap a special treasure is your note card with the teachings for living a good life. Many thanks for a Great Mail Day!
Response: You are very welcome and so kind. I am glad you enjoyed the envie. I just love postal everything. I am glad it made a happy mail day! Hugs, Mona
babyblues65 rated for Freak Show DAJ: Welcome! on Aug 18, 2023
Comment: Hi Mona! Received your DAJ today and I can't tell you how much I love it, it is so well done, so clean and crisp and absolutely stunning! I appreciate so much how much of your skill and self you put into this work of art!!!!
Response: I am so happy you enjoyed it. I am so glad I ran across DAJ last year. I love working with the bigger size. I would love to so classic monsters one day! I am currently working on the next! Hugs, Mona
Comment: Thanks for sharing the Buddha quote and all the great tuck-ins.
Response: You are very welcome and gladit foundyou. Have a fabulous weekend. Hugs, Mona
Comment: Thank you so much for the Scottish castle postcard. The spooky silhouettes and ghosts coming out of the windows make it an awesome haunted scene!
Response: You are very welcome and let the count down to Halloween begin! Hugs, Mona
Shuttlebug rated for SMSUSA: Snail Mail Happy #2 on Jul 29, 2023
Comment: Thanks for the awesome happy mail! I will definitely be able to use these, especially the stamps, cards, and stickers!
Response: You are very welcome! Hugs, Mona
Comment: Thank you very much 😊
Response: You are very welcome. Stay cool! Hugs, Mona
Comment: Love the card, quote and fun extras! Thank you so much!
Response: You are very welcome. I love saving quotes that mean something to me. Happy weekend. Hugs, Mona
Comment: Wow! A fun and creative envelope with so many goodies! You spoiled me!
Response: You are very welcome. Happy Mail for everyone!!! Hugs, Mona
marclively rated for 1 Day Quick Swap #6 on Jul 16, 2023
Comment: great items Mona !
Response: Glad you enjoyed them. Hugs, Mona
Comment: Mona, absolutely fabulous pc and quote! Where did you get that wonderful postcard? I've never seen any like them. Thank you for such a great pc πŸŽƒ Happy πŸ¦‡ October'ween πŸ‘»
Response: I purchased a pack of them at Barns and Nobel a few years back. Glad you liked it. Hugs, Mona
Comment: Thank you for the prompt and lovely handmade PC. Hope you enjoyed the party!
Response: You are very welcome and the party was great! Hugs, Mona
Rainydancer rated for SSM: Spooky postcard for summer on Jun 19, 2023
Comment: thank you!
Response: Count down to Halloween has started. Joanns Fabric is putting in Halloween now!!! Hugs, Mona
Sonya rated for EASU: Paris on Jun 13, 2023
Comment: Merci, Mona, for the beautiful ATC. Love the black accent pieces. Have fun in your garden! Γ€ votre santΓ©!
Response: You are very welcome and I shall enjoy Paris one day! Hugs, Mona
wolfeagle rated for AMA: More Heart Love PC- June on Jun 8, 2023
Comment: Thank you.
Response: You are very welcome.. Hugs, Mona
Rbrstmpr rated for SMSUSA: Snail Mail Happy #1 on Jun 8, 2023
Comment: Yowza Batgirl! This isn’t happy mail…this is over-the-moon, fabulous, joyous mail!! I was in love at the sight of the envelope and then the handmade card! All the #14’s!!! The postcard, all the goodies, that gal with her string of fish and her lucky hat! Have mercy, I was grinning ear to ear long before I opened the little Halloween baggie filled with all the ghouly goodness. You’ve spoiled me so! πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’• Thanks ever so much for everything.
Response: You are so very welcome and I am so happy that you enjoyed your envie. Wishing you more happy swapping .Hugs, Mona
Comment: THANK YOU for the generous bounty of stationery! Notecards, notecards, more notecards, postcards, stickers, vellum with images, more stickers, more postcards, postage stamps, the little box full of bits for me to get creative with, and all the colorful pens! Do you have anything left to swap with? πŸ˜ƒ Thanks again. You went above and beyond, for sure. πŸ’Œ
Response: Hope you found some items to use. I love to share so Happy Mail Day!!! Hugs, Mona

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ultracinematik on Sep 21, 2023:

Your 13 days of Halloween package arrived today! Being the rule breaker that I am, I plan to start opening them on October 1st so I can use the items leading up to Halloween. I'll rate you in mid October and tell you my favorite goodies! Thank you for the enormous box of wrapped treats! I thought I got carried away with the priority box I sent.

rainydayangie on Oct 31, 2022:

Thank you SO much for the super fun Halloween advent you put together for me! It was so exciting to have those gifts to open, and they were so perfect! All the hearts!

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!!!

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