Swap-bot Time: September 26, 2020 10:50 am


Date Joined: July 24, 2011
Last Online: September 26, 2020
Birthday: April 6
Country: United States
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About Me

I always try to send swaps early but have had the misfortune of something getting lost in the mail. I want to be a dependable partner and welcome a message if something hasn't arrived when you think it should. I promise to resend as soon as possible.

I'm a retired RN with 5 children, 8 grandchildren and one great grandson who is growing up fast. I enjoy family get togethers, working on projects with friends and creating things.I read a lot but watch little TV.

Read mostly mysteries and some fav authors are James Patterson, John Sandford, Navada Barr and Earlene Fowler.

Favorite music is Classical, Christian and Country.

Favorite artwork is Vintage, Asian, Steampunk, Nature, Things with lots of color and just Black and white. Also enjoy embellishments and some glitter.

Dislike Occult,Nudes, Too cute, politics and very hot weather.

Favorite Crafts

I joined Swapbot for ATCs, inchies amd zentangles. In Delaware there isn't much interest in trading these things. I still love zentangle but my interest in paper crafts has really grown. I'm now making altered tags, zines, Postcards and other mail art. At my house most large cereal boxes turn into mixed media master boards and I have discovered the love of journals. I really enjoy Round Robin Journal swaps and find most partners put a lot of effort in every page.

I'd like to say something about extras. I do appreciate them but do not expect them nor do they influence ratings. I usually give a heart when someone puts a lot of thought and effort into a swap and always if I really like what is sent. I admit I do love getting Mini zines. I have a growing collection of them that started when one of my partners added one in with her swap. She also encouraged me to try one and finally I did.I got the courage to join a zine go round and am having so much fun adding to whatever has been started.


Comment: That's a sweet spread. :)
Comment: Thank you!~Happy Fall :)
Comment: Oh, Joan, thank you for such a wonderful πŸ‘ swap. Would you believe that these are the first ATC coins I've ever received? They're delightful! Thank you so much for the zine, also. It's great!!
Response: You are welcome! So glad you liked.them,, they are so much fun to make. Thanks for the nice comments and the heart.
Ace330660 rated for Handmade Art Journal Go Round R53 on Sep 1, 2020
Comment: Thanks for sending ! Will gladly pass along !
Response: You are welcome, enjoy working in it.
Comment: I love your ghostly pc! Thank you!! We are all well and safe and I am looking forward to autumn as well! Hope you and your loved ones remain safe too!
Response: So glad you liked it! I always enjoy Halloween swaps but I don't have many ghost images.We are staying safe too, thank goodness for crafting.
mcorbus rated for TUT~ Tangle and Pass PC 8/2020 on Aug 21, 2020
Comment: Thank you, Beautiful work
Response: You're welcome. Thanks for the nice comment and the heart.
Mimi7 rated for Fun Journals #2 on Aug 7, 2020
Comment: thanks for the lovely pages in my journal
Response: You are welcome! Enjoyed doing them and receiving yours . thanks for your nice comments and the heart.
Comment: I love the page you made for the book! Now to put it together! Thank you :)
Response: You are very welcome. I have really enjoyed doing this series and am a little sorry it is over. Thanks for your kind comments and the heart.
Meba rated for Handmade Art Journal Go Round R52 on Jul 29, 2020
Comment: I love your page and I'm sure Jen will too! This was a fun prompt.
Response: Glad you liked it. I enjoy doing vintage. Thanks for the nice comments and the heart!
lmacdavis93 rated for MFF: Bird-Themed 3-Layer Tag on Jul 24, 2020
Comment: Joan: Thank you so much for the 3 layered bird tag. I love all the bird images that you used as well as the gold and silver trims to finish each off. And thanks for sending along the ribbons as I have tied them all together and they look lovely. And thanks for the extra goodies as well - not sure where they are from but I really like them!
Response: Glad you liked them, you are welcome! I enjoy making tags and three are better than one. Thank you for the nice comments and the heart!
LizzyJo rated for TUT~ Tangle a tag/add a moon on Jul 23, 2020
Comment: Thank you for your moon tag. I love it! I'm glad you enjoy making tags.
Response: You are welcome. Thanks for your rating and the heart.
stephiedee rated for CSC: Rookie Mag Collage Kit PC on Jul 16, 2020
Comment: Great collage PC, Joan! I had the same images cut out but ended up using different ones in the end. It was a challenge.
Response: I had all the images cut out and wanted to use the snake but it took up too much room. It was a great fun swap. Thank you gor your kind comments and the heart.
Comment: Another lovely arch page arrived today! Many thanks for this beauty...Nothing wrong with fish, especially paired with a marmaid! Because of side swaps I've done now, this is page number six! So fun....
Response: Yes, I have been enjoying this swap too.I have been wishing Steph would put up a new group. thanks for your nice comments and the heart.
Comment: Thank you for the 4 lovely dresses! They are all so adorable! I love how you tucked the lace in the middle pleat on two of them. Thank you so much! :D
Response: So glad you liked them. They were so much fun to do. You are very welcome and thanks for the lovely rating and the heart.
MamaMangrove rated for USA: Face Time-July on Jul 11, 2020
Comment: Soon I'll be able to hold a Joan Northwood retrospective! Funny how the bot works sometimes. But your handiwork is always welcome, and I think you're doing a great job. Thank you. It's terribly hot here too & I'm becoming quite grumpy contemplating a future of endless summers.
Response: I know, I was thinking something like that. Thanks for being such a good sport and thanks for the nice rating and the heart.
thebragal rated for Handmade Art Journal Go Round R51 on Jul 11, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the awesome journal.
Response: You are welcome, thanks for the rating and the heart.
kiddomerriweather rated for CSC: Use the Image #5 on Jul 10, 2020
Comment: I love the card you sent! The dog looks like my nieces' dogs. I'll have to show it to them. Thank you for such a fun card and for the awesome altered paperclip. It's so pretty! I can see why they would be addicting to make!
Response: You are welcome, glad you liked them. Thanks for your nice comments and the heart.
soyprincesa2 rated for Zines #1 (USA) on Jul 8, 2020
Comment: Beautiful design for both zines. I love them both. I can't choose a favorite. Thanks!!!
Response: So glad you liked them. Thanks for the nice comment and the heart.
Comment: Your great zentangle string 004 finally arrived today Thank you for sending to me . Also Thanks for the note you included .Love the envelope too. I am very happy with them. elflady
Response: You are very welcome,glad you liked them. Thanks for your generous comments and the heart.
elflady rated for TUT~ Orphan Tangle and Pass PC on Jul 6, 2020
Comment: Lovely tangling to enhance the background. Thanks for the card .elflady
Response: You are welcome, thanks for your nice comments and the heart.

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LizzyJo on Aug 24, 2020:

My PC came home today. I love how you finished it! And I love your Artstamper stamp. (Unfortunately, somewhere along the way, 2 little chunks of the front were ripped away, but luckily it was only my own work.)

MamaD on Aug 10, 2020:


Thank you so very much for the beautiful tag RAK from OMAE! I LOVE it!!!

tampagirl on Aug 5, 2020:

I really appreciate the July RAK. Beautiful affirmation art. Thank you so much!πŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œ

bigmamabird on Aug 5, 2020:

Thanks for working in my Flower Time zine! I just love holding a collab work in my hands when it comes home, so cool to feel the energy and see what peeps have done...

Singske on Aug 4, 2020:

Your tag for the OMAE rak July arrived yesterday. Thank you, love the colours and we will try to be braveπŸ˜‰ Hugs

user6937 on Aug 4, 2020:

What a nice surprise in my mailbox today - thank you for the OMAE RAK of an altered tag (my favourite size, too)!

HippieChick on Aug 1, 2020:

Thank you for thinking of me for the OMAE RAK for July. Your art tag is lovely and it made me smile to see in my mailbox. :)

Heynowokay on Jul 30, 2020:

Thank you for the fantastic tag for OMAE's July RAK. It's lovely! :)

Hell0Z0mbie on Jul 30, 2020:

Thank you so much for the beautiful affirmation tag. Love it!!

LizzyJo on Jul 29, 2020:

What an awesome surprise, to get a second unexpected tag with a moon on it! I love it! I was having a tough day, and getting it brightened my day. Thank you so much.

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