Swap-bot Time: May 31, 2020 6:34 pm


Date Joined: July 24, 2011
Last Online: May 31, 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: Thanks for the darling girl with wings, Joan! Love the little doodles on the envelope too! Wea re all well and hope you and yours are too...
carol rated for USA: Face Time-May on May 24, 2020
Comment: I think this is lovely! I'll have to check out the artist you mentioned. I joined because I need to learn how to draw faces!
Response: Hope you enjoy her. Thanks for the prompt rating.
stephiedee rated for CSC: Use the Image #3 on May 23, 2020
Comment: Cool skinny, Joan! I like the clothes...that was a nice addition. Thanks also for the extra clown images. :D
Response: You are welcome, thanks for the nice rating and the heart.
Comment: Joan thank you so much for the lovely journal cards.I love lavender so I will surly use them.
Response: So glad you liked the lavender. I don;t use it much as I tend to like brighter colors. Thanks for the nice rating and the heart.
AmookIslandCreations rated for TUT ~ Twinchies! on May 20, 2020
Comment: Thanks for these beautiful twinchies! They brightened up a gloomy day! We have been a week without a mail plane so today was great! I use swaps to keep sanity as well. I only go out when I am by myself, and that is only to the PO. Unless someone needs help, that I can do without coming in contact with any one. Stay safe and healthy! Hugs from Alaska, Sherry
Response: So glad the twinchies brightened your day. I have looking forward to swaps coming even more these days too. I have been staying home too. It is getting harder to stay inside now that it is getting nicer, I may do more yard work just out of boredom!
PrairieKittin rated for TUT~ Add a Home on May 17, 2020
Comment: I love this one!! Thank you!!
Response: Thank you, thanks for the nice rating and the heart.
jinxspinx rated for RWGJ: Trash To Treasure - Group 3 on May 16, 2020
Comment: Recvd your journal today and cant wait to get started on it :)
Response: Thanks for the rating and the heart, Love the challenge of this swap.
Comment: Jackpot!! Not just two, not even three or four —but SIX gorgeous postage style journal cards!! Thank you so much - they are amazing and the edging really makes them stand out. Beautifully done! ❤️
Response: So Glad you liked them, I had so much fun making them! thanks for your great comments and the heart.
nc27614 rated for TUT ~ It's a String Thing 006 on May 11, 2020
Comment: FYI! Lost in transit. But I know I would like it. Also I will rate a 5 'cause the mail has your letter! If I ever receive it...I will re post! Hope all is well at your home. I got it!!! I like the colored over lay. You did a great job on this one. I've always had problems with poke root but yours are very nice. Thanks! See ya at the mail box!
user6937 rated for APCs Only - Splotch Bird on May 7, 2020
Comment: You sent two! Love your hand painted art, thank you :)
Response: You are welcome. I felt I should have done better but I really enjoyed the process.
Comment: Thanks! For the resend! I love it! You also make the most beautiful cards! I will tell you if.the other one appears! Stay safe and healthy! Hugs from Alaska, Sherry
Comment: What a wonderful swap and such a quick send also. The page was beautiful and also thank for the wonderful extras! I'll definitely be using them soon.
Response: You are welcome! I always enjoy glue book pages and vintage so this was one I couldn't pass up. Thank you for the lovely comments and the heart. So glad you liked it.
stephiedee rated for CSC: Use the Image #2 on May 2, 2020
Comment: Love what you did with the image, Joan! I thought the cat would get more people, too. Oh well. I'm still having fun, so I'm ready to keep going no matter what. :D
Response: Glad you will continue. That was a really fun image, glad you liked it Thank you for the lovely comments and the heart.
CookieMomster78 rated for HMPC: Circle love - April on Apr 28, 2020
Comment: Thank you for sharing your zentangled circles postcard!
Response: You're welcome, thanks for the rating.
isabellasnow rated for VC: Birds & Blooms Tag on Apr 28, 2020
Comment: Thanks, Joan! And don't worry--I lost track of swaps ALL the time! haha
Response: You are welcome, thanks for the rating and the heart.
Aeon rated for AB: GA Series - Person with a Crown on Apr 28, 2020
Comment: Thanks for doing the first page in my book, Joan! I love it and the fun butterflies for collage. Thank you!
Response: You are welcome, glad you liked them. I am enjoying this series. Thanks for the nice comments and the heart.
Comment: Thanks for this zine! I will add to it and pass it on! Lovely bright yellow card! Stay safe and healthy! Hugs from Alaska, Sherry
Response: You are welcome, hope you enjoy adding to it. Thanks for the rating and the heart.
MamaMangrove rated for USA: Face Time-April on Apr 25, 2020
Comment: Thanks for the amusing collaged portrait, Joan. I love making faces too and some of mine are pretty bizarre. Hope you are safe & well during these scary times. Good that we have our art to offer some distraction.
Response: Yes, having art is a great distraction.Thanks for your nice comments and the heart. You are certainly welcome, stay safe!
stephiedee rated for CSC: Kim Collister Inspired Art on Apr 24, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful work of art, Joan!
Response: You are welcome, thanks for the nice rating and the heart.
MamaD rated for ZZ ~ Tangle and Pass Postcard ongoing on Apr 23, 2020
Comment: Oh my, beautiful work on this! I hope mine is as nice!! 💜
Response: thank you, just enjoy working on it.

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yvonne401 on May 25, 2020:

Hi Joan!

Wishing you a happy and safe Memorial Day!

Let Memorial Day be a day to count our blessings and remember those who serve to protect our country and our freedom.

Love and blessings,

Your friend, Yvonne

stephiedee on May 18, 2020:

Ryan says "thank you" for the birthday card & zine! His exact words were, "this is really cool!" 😊😊😊 And thank you from me for sharing a RAK with him - I really appreciate it. ❤️️

kiddomerriweather on May 16, 2020:

Thank you for working on my OMAE Postage People minizine deco! I love the trick or treating clown!

kiddomerriweather on May 15, 2020:

Thank you for the awesome minizine for the OMAE May RAK Attack! It's a welcome addition to my collection.

RockyBeach on May 12, 2020:

Thank you for your zine for the OMAE RAK! Right in time for the Frog Jumping Day. So also thanks for introducing me to all the wacky holidays. So far I've never tried to make a zine...

bigmamabird on May 12, 2020:

Love your OMAE RAK Attack Wacky May Holiday zine! What fun and love how you created it..! Thanks for the laughs, just what's needed!

Soph on May 12, 2020:

It was a great joy to receive your lovely zine for the OMAE May RAK this morning. Thank you so much!

Poftoffel on May 12, 2020:

Thank you for the cute zine! I love seeing how they are they made ^^

Aeon on May 11, 2020:

Thank you for the cute zine for the OMAE May RAK attack. It inspired me to look up how folks make them. I know that booklet paper fold, but I have no digital art skills. 😂

chimerix on May 11, 2020:

Thank you for the May zine. OMAE group. Aloha!

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