Swap-bot Time: June 25, 2017 10:26 am


Original Member
Last Online: June 23, 2017
Birthday: May 8
Country: United States

About Me

Updated July 2016

Hi there. Although I'm not on the site everyday anymore, I'm still active.

I'm artistic and I live in Virginia. I've been swapping since 2004, and found out about this site on 2.22.07 and have been swapping here since then. I love to trade dotee dolls and artist trading cards.

My first name is Felicia.

Please: Nothing edible in swap packages (exceptions being specific to a swap). I'm on a very restrictive diet.

My favorite colors include blues, golds and purples.

I love flowers (the iris is my favorite), nature (I'm a master naturalist), books, water (sea, ocean, rain), Asian culture, hearts, tigers and traveling. I write fiction, poetry and essays, I paint (watercolor), and quilt (by hand). I have a thing for handbags and tote bags. Bible art journaling and Zentangle are new obsessions.

Every November, I participate in National Novel Writing Month. The challenge is to write a 50,000-word novel in 30 days. So I'm usually scarce around the site, except in the NaNoWriMo Swapping group.

I'm a voracious reader and love things related to books and tea (i.e. notecards, teapots, stickers, etc.)

Other likes include: Zumba, Volkssmarch (walking), my treadmill, walking/hiking nature trails.

In terms of collections, mine include: dotee dolls, letter openers and blue & white porcelain.

I'd call my crafting style eclectic and artsy simply because I'm willing to try almost anything at least once.

I love to read, travel and listen to music, and I enjoy puzzles (all kinds from crosswords and word searches to mystery and thriller novels), game shows, board games ... and swapping!

Favorite Music

mellow jazz, instrumental, Celtic, gospel, Bossa nova

Favorite Movies

comedies, romantic comedies, and old romantic movies (preferably in black and white for those)

Favorite Television

I like 'em dead, laughing, cooking or playing games/challenges. :) So that would translate to: NCIS (love Gibbs!), NCIS: Los Angeles, Big Bang Theory, Meet the Press, Washington Week, various cable news stations, Chopped, Project Runway, Top Chef, Fixer Upper, Food Network Star, game shows and late-night TV monologues.

Favorite Crafts

Bible art journaling, painting, scrapbooking, quilting, dotee dolls, assorted other papercrafts, including ATCs and Zentangle.

Because writing is a craft, I'll list it again here. :)

I enjoy receiving ATC, card and/or dotee kits or creating them for people.

I love making, buying and receiving bookmarks. (I usually have about four books going at a time -- a thriller or mystery, a romance, a self-help and an inspirational or faith-based work.)

Wish List/Flat Mail Wishlist

Big Ticket wish list:

  • worldwide eradication of zika and ebola

  • new state-of-the-art laptop WISH GRANTED! WOOT!! (no, not via a swapper, but granted nonetheless :) Nov.2015)

  • a major, breakout book contract

Basic wish list:

  • U.S.presidential campaign buttons! ANY party, any year. (Every four years on the second Tuesday in November, I put on a vest and then ALL of my campaign buttons.) Would love any from this election cycle.

  • books about creative writing or writing

  • for Christmas swaps: I like the blue/white Christmas color theme; would LOVE for some items to be for my Mom (see below)

  • gorgeous stationery (for letters, not note cards)

  • Gift cards (noted below in Flat wish list area)

  • Screw or clip-on earrings

  • Wrapped and labeled surprises for my Mom (see below)

  • Magazines about fiction writing

  • Interesting rocks/minerals

  • Pin back buttons about writing, tea, humor, political campaigns (any party/any year)

  • Anything from Keepsake Quilting

  • NaNoWriMo swag

  • Profile surprises!

  • Scarves

  • Ink pens (preferably blue ink; hearts for Zebra or Cross brands)

  • A copy of the newspaper from your town/city

  • Did I mention profile surprises?!

Flat mail wishlist items for specific swaps:

COUPONS: Dove products (soaps, body wash, etc); Ivory Snow soap; EAS Advantage protein (shakes, bars); Atkins proteins.

FLATS: I enjoy bookmarks, articles/essays about fiction writing and the creative process, maps, postcards from/about where you live, inspirational or sassy quotes and stickers (especially stickers related to writing, books, reading or tea -- but no actual tea, please -- UNLESS IT'S SPECIFIC TO A SWAP OR FOR TEA IS LOVE GROUP swap/activity).

TEAS: See note above about the Tea is Love Group. For those swaps, anything except chais.

GIFT CARDS/GIFT CERTIFICATES: These make me happy -- Panera, Google Play, Starbucks, Barnes&Noble, Target, Amazon, Teavana, Michael's Arts & Crafts, Club Scrap, Keepsake Quilting.

Hope these lists help. :)

Favorite Books

Mysteries, thrillers, romantic suspense. See note above about puzzles. :)

Among some of my favorite authors: Jo Nesbø, Robert B. Parker, Steve Berry, Elizabeth Lowell/Ann Maxwell, James Baldwin, Kay Hooper, Langston Hughes, Jayne Ann Krentz, Paulo Coelho, Ha Jin, Michael Connelly, Brian Freeman, Daniel Silva, Martha Grimes, Jeffrey Deaver.

My mom likes...

Sometimes I join swaps where gifts/items are for my mom. She like blues and yellows, lace-edged handkerchiefs, Jesus, C-SPAN, politics, activism, non-fiction books about religion, and natural foods/eating/wellness. She collects angels, Nativity sets and loves surprises. Any items for her should be addressed to or labeled for Miss Bernice. Thanks!


Poftoffel rated for Random Word Flash Fiction on Jun 20, 2017
Comment: Love this swap! It was so much fun to write something in 300 words. And reading the stories is great too! I love how you conjured up a whole world in those few words, and there's many storylines to think about :D Especially, who are the people in the asylum? Thank you for sharing with me!
EmJayBe rated for ❤ Profile Whimsy Jar ❤ on Jun 19, 2017
Comment: Hi Felicia, Thank you so much for the cute whimsy jar! You paid really close attention to the things I like...the obituary (found and loved the chuckle!) and Thai menu especially. How great! And your pretty hand drawings (Zentangle and inchies) on the jar; I envy your talent. Thank you so much...you made my day.
Response: So glad you enjoyed it all!
Conni59 rated for Surprise ATCs - June on Jun 18, 2017
Comment: Love the zen tangles and the explanation. Thank you
Comment: As soon as I pulled your beautiful tea cup card from the mailbox I had a smile on my face. :) Before I even read your note I looked through all the wonderful assortment and immediately thought some of the items would be perfect for pocket letters! I think I may even use a few for a Christian themed one. Thank you so much for your thoughtfulness! Hopefully one of these days I can send to you!
Purplmyst rated for Padded Profile Pick me up #1 Usa on Jun 14, 2017
Comment: Holy cow what a fantastic package! I had a great time unwrapping each little present. :o) Thank you so much for your kind attention to my profile & all the wonderful goodies.
DuhBe rated for Inspire a Writer (July-September) on Jun 14, 2017
Comment: What an awesome package you sent. I can't wait for Jul-Aug-Sept to see what's in those, but the prequel pack is excellent! I'm looking forward to knowing you better and would be happy to co-motivate with you via swap-bot or Nanowrimo! Thank you!
Vickimac rated for TCHH: Little Gifts on Jun 12, 2017
Comment: Thank you for all the adorable wrapped gifts! I am saving a few for a rainy day and Christmas but I opened up the heart one and love the cute notecards. thank you!
Comment: Thank you for the gorgeous "F"!!!
Response: You're quite welcome. I had fun with that one!
Poftoffel rated for Write Your Way Out of a Paper Bag on Jun 6, 2017
Comment: What an interesting mix of items! I'm already thinking hard about what I'm going to write with this...love how it asks me to think outside of my usual themes :D
Comment: Thanks for the awesome goodie bag! and the little surprise! This is such a cool swap. I started my first bag in this round and can't wait for more rounds :)
CharlieChick86 rated for DIY paperclips on May 29, 2017
Comment: I love these so cute! Thank so much
Comment: thanks for the neat old postcard. I love these sorts -- where there really isn't much scenery, but still somebody makes a postcard! (Also, a huge amount of PARKING LOT for a small hotel & ball field!) All the best, al
Response: It's so developed now there's barely a blade of grass to be seen! Glad you enjoyed the card.
TwinMom rated for TCHH: Happy Card Pocket ~ May on May 22, 2017
Comment: Thank you! :)
principeta rated for Born in May on May 20, 2017
Comment: Thank you for lovely gift.Happy birthday.
artsyd rated for Draw me stickers on May 19, 2017
Comment: I have a feeling I'm going to love this swap, though you already had me at the lighthouse label (did you draw this yourself?). :) Thus far I have just read your note and am thinking I may start opening my "envies" on Sunday. Thanks for the devotional, cute anchor scripture card and for the Coffee News. I'll be sure and read it later with a cup of tea. :) Update: May 27, 2017 I just opened my last "envie" this morning and I must say, you put so much thought into making each gift so special to receive! I love how you did a lighthouse theme!!!! The items are a blessing (I had been wanting a deck of lighthouse cards) and I look forward to putting them to good use. Thanks again and Happy Memorial Day weekend! I hope you have some fun. :)
aligurl75 rated for DIY paperclips on May 18, 2017
Comment: Thank you so much for the wonderful decorated paper clips. I love using these types of crafts as book marks. Also, thank you for inluding the extras in the baggie along with the clips :)
mariewilliams810 rated for Lucky Parcel on Apr 30, 2017
Comment: Thanks!
Comment: Nope. Never read either. =D I'll put it on the to-do list.
Drvr337 rated for WIYM: Birthday Mail - MAY on Apr 27, 2017
Comment: Wow! It was so exciting to see all of those presents. I almost saved them till my birthday, but I couldn't wait. The cupcake is so fun. Everything is very much my style! I don't know which stamp I love the most. The coins are fantastic! Thank you so very much!!! ❤❤❤
Response: So glad you had a happy early birthday party. :)

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shannonlinde on Jun 14, 2017:

Oh my goodness!!! I got happy mail from you AND my Oprah Magazine!! You are so sweet for thinking of me! And yes, you did get me again!! So sorry about that!! I am afraid the Bot is not mixing things up very well on our Swap! Lucky me, but not easy for you! xxoo

lagemaz on Jun 10, 2017:

Yeah!!!!!! I've been saving a few goodies to swap with you!

anrtist on May 27, 2017:

Blessings, cc

Fly on May 22, 2017:

Congrats on 2000 competed swaps!

shannonlinde on May 9, 2017:

So glad you liked your birthday goodies!! :) That gesso is a new kind for me, that is not supposed to be gritty at all, so I thought we could both try it out! The windchimes reminded me of the ocean, which we both love!! Hoping this next year as super fabulous!! xxoo :)

allthingsregency on May 8, 2017:

May this be your best year yet! Blessings to you!

shannonlinde on May 8, 2017:

Happy Happy Birthday to you!! :) xxoo Shannon :)

shannonlinde on May 2, 2017:

Oh my goodness!! I sat down last night with a cup of coffee and my Oprah magazine!! Felicia, you spoil the dickens out of me!! Thank you so SO very much!! xxoo Shannon :)

bstrong on Apr 25, 2017:
shannonlinde on Apr 24, 2017:

Good Afternoon!! Oh what an amazing Week of Happy Envies!! Big hugs!! xxxooo :) Thank you!!!!! Your creativity knows no bounds!!

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