Swap-bot Time: March 19, 2018 7:42 am


Date Joined: January 6, 2010
Last Online: March 18, 2018
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 daily walks (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 Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros in my CD player 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, 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", "Castle","Leverage", and "Justified". I really miss "In Plain Sight" - why do the best shows get cancelled so early?! Mary. Recently, I've been watching some "Supernatural" episodes at my daughter's insistance. Ok, so she doesn't really have to twist my arm - I mean, look at these guys!

Supernatural Season 10



  • Little rusty things

    • Vintage things

    • Used postage stamps

    • Little Red Ridinghood

    • 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



kclicquot rated for Graphic45 9 pockets USA on Mar 18, 2018
Comment: Nancy, THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU! What a beautiful and generous pocket letter! I can see you love Graphic 45 as much as I do! I
Winegeek rated for VS - Send 3 Vintage ATCs on Mar 17, 2018
Comment: Hi Nancy, what a wonderful group of ATC's you sent. Hard to pick a favorite, extras as well. Thanks for sharing.
Comment: Thank you for the wonderful ATC and "goodies". Very fun :). The extra stamps were so generous of you.
PaperPassion rated for VTHS: Altered Tickets on Mar 15, 2018
Comment: The tickets you sent to me are so cute.I have never seen anything like them.Can't wait to use them.Thanks so much.
Comment: Thank you for an absolutely amazing journal and for the delightful goodies! I love everything about this! :)
suemick15 rated for **USA ATC SWAPS*** Easter ATC on Mar 13, 2018
Comment: Hi Nancy, Thank you for one of the nicest ATC's I have ever received. I would never have thought to stamp onto fabric. You did it so beautifully. Thank you also for the stamped images and for sharing the Graphic 45 paper. I think G45 is th top of the line. The card was adorable and the envie was too,. Wish I could give you more hearts. Sue
ginny19590 rated for A.I. Use a Postaage Stamp on Mar 13, 2018
Comment: Loved the ATC and extras. Thanks so much........=)
BusyB rated for VJP: Vintage St. Patrick's Day on Mar 8, 2018
Comment: Hello my friend. Always love to swap with you! Your art is always so well done and this one is special. So many details and love went into this Irish St. Patricks Day page and extras Yes, I'm very proud to be Irish! lol Thank you for sharing with me. So tickled you shared some of your Grandmother's vintage quilt fabrics! These will have a special place in my sewing junk journal book. Lastly thank you for your nice letter, always so great to hear what's going on with you. Oh, and I didn't have these TH ideology! By the time I shopped they were gone. lol I did get some great deals though. The best store is here, aren't we lucky? lol
mandymo rated for AACG: Mini Junk Journal on Mar 5, 2018
Comment: What a wonderful Monday! The mini junk journal you sent me is just incredible and I am over the moon! You sure did your homework and included so many of my loves, Poe, Shakespeare,.skulls, writers, cats, spookiness. Every page is a feast for the eyes and I just love looking in all the pockets at the plethora of goodies. I cannot thank you enough for creating this special treasure for me. I absolutely love it! The dolls are wonderful too. I run a home for broken and wayward dolls and they fit right in. :) I wish I could give you 100 hearts!
Quiltbutterfly rated for AACG: Altered Tea Bag ATC on Mar 3, 2018
Comment: Thank you Nancy for the great swap. I love both the tags, what a great job ❤️
Comment: Nancy, I love your ATC! It soooo puts a smile on my dial ;D Wonderfull imagination, and funny! Thank you very much, also for the lovely useful extras too! 🙏💜🦋😊
laterdayze rated for A.I. Torn Papers ATC on Mar 2, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the pretty ATC! :)
tishttr1 rated for FEBRUARY ATC CHALLENGE OFTHE MONTH on Mar 1, 2018
Comment: WOW!!! -- Thank You, you get 10 Hearts, 25 Stars, A Marching Band, Fireworks, Applause with a Stand Ovation - Again, Thank You, Thank You, Thank You :-)
Response: Thank you for the Marching Band!!!
luvbird rated for VJP: February 4x4 Journal Page on Mar 1, 2018
Comment: Nancy, I really wish that I could give you lots of hearts for this gorgeous February journal page...so beautiful! Thank you also for the great extras...love the G45 paper and the icicles. Lovely, lovely swap as always!
Comment: Wow, what a wonderful, thoughtful, scary but lovely ATC! Thanks for making it profile specific and I ADORE the bat stamps - they must be several years old to be only 37cent postage, I've never seen them before!
Response: glad you like the "scary but lovely atc"! I found the stamps at a stamp show in Portland my sister took me to, couldn't resist them! Thank you for the heart!
sheilav452000 rated for A.I. - ATC Collage on Feb 26, 2018
Comment: Thanks for the lovely ATC and the extras. Super special.
123Poggy123 rated for A.I. - ATC Collage on Feb 26, 2018
Comment: This is a well thought out & planned ATC. I really like what you did. Thank you for the goodies for me to use.
SamiE rated for VS - Vintage ATC w/ a Cupid on Feb 26, 2018
Comment: Nancy, I love the ATC... So soft and sweet. When ever I find old books, they usually just have words. Oh well. Thanks so much and thanks for the extras.
Itchy rated for Free theme INCHIES February on Feb 25, 2018
Comment: Thank you so much, they are beautiful! :)
Response: I am so glad you received them! And thank you for the rating and heart!
hibiscus rated for VTHS: Vintage & TH style ATC on Feb 23, 2018
Comment: You are so good! This is just right for me ... love the TH figures... vintage background music notes lover clip and. Wow ! Best quote ever! But really what touched me was the fragile ribbon and the wavy way you attached it..so lovely great work great extras and just a super swap... thanks so much
Response: Yes! I hoped you would like that quote! Always a joy to send to you!

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BusyB on Mar 8, 2018:

Thank you for a wonderfully thoughtful and beautiful swap! I'm over the moon with what you sent! Happy March!

OrigamiGrace on Dec 21, 2017:



CurlyTea on Dec 20, 2017:

BusyB on Nov 8, 2017:

So happy you love your Halloween card! I love the way she turned out too, lol She is one of the stamp images you shared with me last year, so I thought I would share a neat card made just for you. Hope you enjoy your holidays. I am in high spirits this year!

OrigamiGrace on Jan 3, 2017:

From Cheap Postage Group!


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bjmonroe on Nov 21, 2016:

anrtist on Nov 8, 2016:

There are so many negative things on TV & everywhere you turn,.. esp on this election day!
I want to share this with you lovely ladies today!!!

Blessings, cc

bjmonroe on Nov 6, 2016:

Have a beautiful day!

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