Swap-bot Time: December 3, 2023 3:38 pm


Date Joined: January 6, 2010
Last Online: December 2, 2023
Birthday: December 20
Country: United States
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About Me

  • Perfumey smells and cigarette smells make me gag - please, if there is a smoker in your home, add a dryer sheet to swaps you send me.

I always send my swaps. A lot of the time I mail them right on the day they have to be mailed cause I like to think about them for a few days, and it usually takes me another few days to search thru my craft and art boxes to find the perfect embellishments! So, if you haven't received a swap within a reasonable time, please, please send me a message!!

I have to add, no matter how great your artwork is, if there isn't a note with it, I'm always a little disappointed. It doesn't take that much time to add a short note and it really does make the swap more meaningful.

My husband and I live in Oregon, USA. We have a daughter and a son, both of whom are in college. I enjoy visits to the local book or craft stores, daily lunch out with my husband (except if it's rainy or windy) and having one of my sisters nearby to go antiquing and to movies with me.

Favorite Crafts

I blame my grandmother for my addiction to crafts. Who would have thought that some of the very things we used to laugh about that our grandmother had made us, we would now be making ourselves. She was altering boxes and books before the rest of us knew what altering was.

I started with sewing and cross stitching in high school and college then bought myself a band saw to cut out wood crafts. Now I like to alter things - books, boxes, dolls, pictures. Can't seem to buy anything without thinking how to alter it. Most of my altered art works have little skulls lurking around.

Right now I'm working on several collages using l" and 2" squares and ATC's. I like to make a few cards for each holiday to send to my sisters and relatives.

Favorite Music

My radio is always on, tuned to the Oldies channel. But I also sometimes like to listen to songs my kids recommend. Right now I have Sounds of Silence by Disturbed on repeat.

Favorite Books

My favorite authors include Jane Austin, Georgette Heyer (my user name comes from one of her books), Robert Jordan, Tamora Pierce, Lois McMaster Bujold, C.J. Box, Nevada Barr, and Alexander McCall Smith. I like mysteries, SciFi, fantasy, and fiction that have strong, funny women in the stories.

Favorite Television

My favorite TV shows also have strong women actors including "NCIS", "The Mentalist", "The Closer" and "Major Crimes," "Castle", "Leverage", and "Justified". I really miss "In Plain Sight" - why do the best shows get cancelled so early?!

Recently, I've been watching random anime episodes my son likes to show me, a lot of 9-1-1 on Fox with my daughter, and Whose Line Is It, Jeopardy or British murder mysteries with my husband.



  • Little rusty things

    • Vintage things

    • Used postage stamps

    • Little Red Riding Hood

    • Crows, ravens, owls

    • Halloweeny things including skulls, skeletons, trolls, dia de los muertos art, and zombies

    • Steampunk

    • Scrapbooking things

    • Things to use for altering

    • Collage items

    • Primitive dolls and artwork

    -Warm shades of red, orange, brown, yellow

    -Blues, lavender, and greens together

    -State capitol postcards

    -Owl, raven and other bird postcards


-Foam stickers, stickers for children

-Large fake stick-on jewels



user6937 rated for ACTS: 2024 Calendar Tags - November on Nov 30, 2023
Comment: What a sweet woodland scene with the gnome, bear, squirrel, etc! Love it, along with the rustic matting :)
thequilterslink rated for BL: Butterfly Clusters ~ US on Nov 29, 2023
Comment: Thank you for the lovely clusters
Comment: How beautiful! This was such a great swap and I loved how you put it all together. Very cohesive and pretty.
donetta rated for VC: Tiny Journal Book on Nov 11, 2023
Comment: Adorable beyond belief...thank you so, so much for always making the most wonderful artworks! I treasure every single item you've ever shared with me, and I apologize sincerely for this late rating. I wish I was a better swap partner.
Response: Don't be silly!!! You are the best partner on Swap-bot!!!
Lisapotterylady rated for SOHC: sCrap Bomb: US/Can on Nov 7, 2023
Comment: Wow ~ this is amazing! So many goodies in this envie! Thanks so much!
vlhafer54 rated for Halloween on Nov 1, 2023
Comment: Thank you for the great card - and the extras - I hope you have a great Halloween! Happy Swapping!
Comment: What a great swap! I love, love your tag from the background to the embellishments & the card you made with the customized tag pocketโ€”just marvelous! Thank you!!
Response: Glad you like it! October is such a fun month!! Thanks for the heart!!
Comment: Thanks for the lovely clusters!
Highlander18 rated for Blank Vintage United States PCs on Oct 28, 2023
Comment: โค๏ธโค๏ธThank you very much for well protected vintage cards and the extra you placed on the notecard. A very creative way to use the bent corner ones. Might be able to make a bookmark from that one!
Comment: Thank you so much I love everything. The beautiful postage you used. Oregon is such a cool place. The three postcards are awesome and Bigfoot for an extra, too! I like the special touch that you designed the stationary. Everything is wonderful
Changeling rated for Handmade Halloween Card on Oct 20, 2023
Comment: Wow, thank you for the spooky but beautiful card you made and all the delightful Halloween paper surprises. I'm especially excited about the stamps! Happy Halloween!
carterj rated for MFF: Chicken Month Skinny on Oct 18, 2023
Comment: Love it! I always thought it would be fun to have a chicken or two for the eggs. thank you!
watercolorgirl rated for MFF: Autumn Owl ATC Coin on Oct 17, 2023
Comment: Absolutely loved your ATC coin with the matching envelope. That jack-o-lantern is one scary dude! Happy Halloween.
Comment: Love what you sent! Did you know that there are white ravens on Vancouver Island near a place called Coombs? The one was recently sighted after many years of none.
Response: How neat it would be to see a white raven!!!
Comment: Nancy, my friend, you are a wonder! Not only did you make 3 GORGEOUS tags, you created an entire autumn card for me! I love the sweet owl character, the burlap on another, and those beautiful sunflowers on yet another tag. Everything you make is always so well made and beautiful. Happy Autumn--I love it all!
Response: Thank you! and Happy Autumn to you too!!!
CMBOND rated for USAPC: Halloween Mini Pocket Letter on Oct 10, 2023
Comment: Thank you for this fantastic Halloween ๐ŸŽƒ mini pl โค๏ธ I love it!! โค๏ธ
warheart rated for CPG Halloween Glue Book Page - US on Oct 9, 2023
Comment: This is gorgeous! Thank you for a wonderful page to add to my junk journal!
2Hearts rated for 9LP - Happy Halloween! on Oct 6, 2023
Comment: What a wonderful Pocket Letter to receive! I am still looking at all the special things you added Thank you!
Comment: Thanks for this excellent inkbox card! Raven is one of my favorite birds. We actually have named our island home "Raven's Roost" and that is also my radio call sign. I love the picture that your husband took! Whenever you see a raven, ask it for "good luck." Stay safe and healthy! Hugs from Alaska, Sherry
Comment: OH MY GOODNESS! I don't think I have ever received a more thoughtful, beautiful swap. These cards are AMAZING! I am completely amazed at the time and talent you used. I can't thank you enough for taking the time to make something so special for me.

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Artistic on Jun 11, 2023:

Thank you so very much for the sweet RAK! That's was so kind of you. I'm going to use that pretty blue/yellow note card for an ATC or something. :) Thanks again for the kindness.

Artistic on May 17, 2023:

Hi there! So glad you liked the "no-fuss" journal! I wondered if you'd like that washi. I got it a couple of weeks ago as part of a swag bag of goodies from a planner event in Houston. I had to open it to send a sample to you. Since you like it, the rest of the roll is yours! I'll drop it in the mail to you this week. A well-placed hinge can fix many a crafty "oopsies". LOL!!

simcoe54 on Dec 20, 2022:

Hope you have a Happy Birthday!

2Hearts on Aug 18, 2022:

I loved your ATCs and the note you wrote for CPG-ATC of the month - Aug 22! I also went to a small carnival in my little town where I grew up - Anamosa, Iowa. Your note and ATC brought back wonderful memories! We have a lot in common - including our names! Nancy

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lemooon on Nov 30, 2019:

Wishing you all the best!


JuneRosebud on Nov 1, 2019:

Thank u 4 joining my swap through WIYM: Ho To The Third Mini Pocket Letter=)

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