Swap-bot Time: August 21, 2019 8:54 am


Date Joined: March 11, 2012
Last Online: August 20, 2019
Birthday: December 23
Country: United States

About Me

I'm married and have 1 dog and 2 new kittens. I'm a teacher. I love to travel.

Please! If you don't receive a swap from me, let me know and I will be happy to re-send. I have found that the USPS cannot be trusted. They even returned to me the entire top inch of an envelope I sent, the rest of which was just lost due to their machine tearing it up.

If you receive something from me with postage due, please tell me and I will reimburse you for it.

Please rate me--I want to know that you received my swap because I DO NOT flake!

Likes / Dislikes

While I like anything that a person is nice enough to send me, I don't particularly care for cartoon-themed items or country/western items.

And please, no friendship books, decos, etc.--I don't swap those.

My favorite color is red, but I like all colors.

Following are some particular likes:



washi tape

ribbon, lace, fibers

Favorite Crafts

I'm not an artist by any means, but I love to make greeting cards and other paper crafts like bookmarks. Pinterest has provided me with much inspiration! Thanks to Swap-bot, I've gotten interested in ATCs, inchies, and altered books/notebooks!

I also love to cross-stitch--I guess because I can't draw pretty pictures, I get some satisfaction out of stitching them.

Favorite Books

Currently Reading: **The 7 Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turtonl

Favorite book? I just love books period. If I could make a living by reading, I'd be in heaven! I'm a long time Stephen King fan. I enjoy several different genres, but I tend to lean toward fantasy-- alternate realities, dystopian societies, mythical creatures, etc. I'm not a big fan of westerns or nonfiction, though, especially not self-help. I'm in a book club that meets once a month.

Favorite Music

I like alternative music best. Alanis Morissette, Muse, Florence + the Machine, Hurts, Of Monsters and Men, Mumford and Sons, Sia, etc. But I also like 80's music, some Pop music (but not teen-agery music like Justin Bieber), classical sometimes, some hard rock. I'm not a fan of country music, but there are a few country songs I like.

Favorite Movies

Latest movie watched: Us Netflix DVD

I love going to the movies. I just love the dark theater, the big screen, the loud sound, and the popcorn! I always go with my sister and husband. I prefer horror, action/adventure, thriller, mystery, sci-fi, and drama more than comedy and romantic. But I'll go see those as well. I also like foreign films and don't mind reading subtitles. Some of the best movies I've seen are foreign. I like some old movies, but I don't tend to be drawn to those.

Favorite Television

The TV keeps me company. I don't necessarily need to be watching it, but I like having it on. However, I do have several shows that I love.

The Walking Dead, Fear the Walking Dead, Amazing Race, Vikings, NCIS, Big Bang Theory, This is Us, Doctor Who, The Great British Baking Show, and The Graham Norton Show--I know I'm leaving some out, but those are the ones that are on right now that I watch. Some shows that I love that have been or will soon be cancelled are Grimm, Fringe, Psych, Warehouse 13, Alphas, Longmire, Almost Human, Being Human, and Firefly.


rarjones rated for RSC: Card swap on Aug 15, 2019
Comment: love your cute card! and I always can use envelopes - thank you:)
Response: I'm glad you like it! I enjoy making envelopes, so I'm glad you can use them. Thanks for the heart!
ChelleHames rated for RSC: Card with a cat on Aug 14, 2019
Comment: Beautiful card!!! I love the cat images and the PAWsome sentiment!!! And those cat diecuts are too cute and will make an adorable addition to a Halloween ATC or card!!! THANKS!!!
Response: Glad you like it! Thanks for the heart!
rarjones rated for SS: Faux Tiles on Aug 8, 2019
Comment: Thanks for swapping with me. I enjoy trying new techniques. Sometimes they work for me sometimes they don't. Your card is just fine. I like the brown tones you used to shadow with. I do love the effect it gives in th eend. Great note cards:) I iwll enjoy using the bows too:)
Response: I'm glad you like it. I guess with practice I would get better. Thanks for the heart!
orneryswife rated for SS: Notecard Letter (USA only) on Aug 5, 2019
Comment: Thank you for hosting this swap. I also enjoy writing letters! Sounds like you had a full summer break. I can't believe you are already back at work. πŸ˜₯ I don't miss those back-to-school days at all! Hope you have a good year.
Response: I can't believe I'm already back at work either. The summer seems to get shorter (or faster) every year! Thanks for the heart!
Comment: Thank you! I especially like the green one with the leaves. Great swap!
Response: I'm glad you like them! Thanks for the heart!
doodlebugdezines rated for EP Note Cards on Jul 21, 2019
Comment: Soopah cute note cards and the extra pc hit my funny bone :)
Response: I'm so glad you like them! Thanks for the heart!
bb2 rated for UHM: Make my Day #2: Envelopes πŸ’Œ on Jul 20, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the pretty pink envelopes. My favorite is the one with roses, but I like how you attached pictures on two others, also. What adhesive do you use for that? It is sticking really well without wrinkles.
Response: I'm glad you like them! I just used a regular glue stick, the kind that is purple and dries clear.
mandigutterrose rated for UHM: Open theme card on Jul 11, 2019
Comment: Thank you SO SO SO much for making me a birthday card!!! As usual, nothing went right on my birthday so your card really cheered me up! It's so pretty and I love that you noticed this swap was around my birthday, it means a lot. And thanks or the note card too.
Response: I'm so glad my card cheered you up on your birthday! I'm sorry it didn't go right for you, but I hope things have gone better since. Thank you for the heart!
DRMOM rated for EP- Paper Sunshine on Jul 10, 2019
Comment: This card is a whole lot of happy. Thank you. Love the library pockets 😍 Happy Swapping.
Response: I'm glad you like it! Thanks for the heart!
rarjones rated for RSC - Sender's Choice on Jul 8, 2019
Comment: Such a cute card. Thanks for sending the instructs along as well! I just may use this idea at my card class this month. Happy summer crafting!
Response: I'm glad you like it. Thanks for the heart! I wish I had a monthly card class to go to!
PeliKat rated for SS- Something YELLOW on Jul 7, 2019
Comment: Anita, the card you sent me is so beautiful!! I will have a very hard time parting with it; it will have to be someone very special that will appreciate the creative energy that you put into it! I might frame it and keep it to display on my wall. Such beautiful details!!! Thank you for the ribbon and stickers too, but the card itself is a 5-Star champion! 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟. Thank you so much!!!!
Response: Thank for such a great rating and the heart! I'm so glad you liked it. I enjoyed making it for you!
bb2 rated for CMF: Super Easy Polka-Dots Cards on Jul 5, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the super nice card. You embossed some of the dots? That and the highlights on the shooting star really dresses up this card. I appreciate the old-time b&w pictures too. I had 14 here for the 4th. We had a great time.
Response: I'm glad you liked it! Yes, I did emboss a few dots in silver, and the accent on the shooting star was done with a Wink of Stella pen (Hobby Lobby has them). I'm glad.you had a good 4th! Thanks for the heart!
AliCrafter rated for CMF: Super Easy Polka-Dots Cards on Jul 5, 2019
Comment: What a fun swap! Can't go wrong with polka dots! Thank you for the die cuts you included. They're an addiction of mine along with washi washi washi!
Response: I'm glad you like it! It was fun to make. Thanks for the heart!
24Donna rated for CMF: Christmas in July Card on Jun 30, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the nice Christmas card! A cup of cocoa is always nice! Also thank you for the stickers, very nice of you!
Response: You're welcome! I'm glad you like it. Thanks for the heart.
Comment: Love the card!
Response: I'm glad you like it!
Comment: My friend just gave me her copy of the Silent Patient to read too! Thanks for the recommend!
Response: I hope you enjoy it! Thanks for the heart!
Comment: Hi Anita, I really enjoyed reading your letter. It's so nice to get a chatty letter, most people write a sentence or two. OMG, that book The Silent Patient is on my TBR list. Thanks for reminding me, the plot sounds interesting. I've heard a lot of good things about the book Educated, so I'll have to check that one out as well. Right now, I'm reading Searching for Sylvie Lee by Jean Kwok. Excellent. Do you like podcasts? There is a podcast called What Should I Read Next with Anne Bogel. I love the red mini PL. Red is so striking, it is so bold and cheery. Is that homemade paper on the tag attached to the PL? Very cool. I love all the varied textures, butterflies, trims, T.H. and those stamps! Wow, I really love postage stamps. So happy you included them. I love it all and it was very nice to meet you Anita😊❀
Response: I'm so glad you liked it all! I think the paper the tag is made from is homemade, but I got it in a swap a long time ago, so I'm not really sure. It looks homemade! I'll look into that podcast and Searching for Sylvie Lee--thanks for the recommendations. It was nice to meet you, too, and thanks for the great rating and heart!
mandigutterrose rated for SS: Boat PC on Jun 25, 2019
Comment: I like this artsy boat pc. All of the 4th of July boating passes are sold out for our lake, our city is apparently having two shows that night: one over the lake and one next to it at the minor league baseball stadium. It's no wonder everyone wants to be on the water!
Response: I'm glad you like it! Sorry you had to.wait for it. When I was a teenager, we'd go out on the lake to watch the fireworks. It was a good time. Happy 4th! Thanks for the heart.
Comment: I liked the card. It looks nice. We are thinking about inviting a friend over to watch a movie on the 4th. Hope you have a great day!
Response: Thank you. A movie with a friend sounds like fun! Thanks for the heart.
NRGordon rated for What are you reading right now? #10 on Jun 20, 2019
Comment: Thanks for the great PC and your note. You are the third person, in the past week or two, to mention this book and that they liked it. It isn't my usual cup of tea but I think I'll read it.
Response: I hope you enjoy it if you decide to read it. I'm glad you like the postcard. Thanks for the heart!

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ChelleHames on May 20, 2019:

Thank you for the super cute llama stationary set! I love it! It is very awesome! And, you are very awesome!!!

Heirloom on Mar 20, 2019:

CraftyChristina on Nov 9, 2018:

A little "Happy Fall" from Cross Stitch Lovers group!!

ChelleHames on Feb 14, 2018:

Happy Valentine's Day

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ChelleHames on Nov 23, 2017:

Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving!!

OrigamiGrace on Jan 3, 2017:

From Cheap Postage Group!


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