Swap-bot Time: April 3, 2020 6:51 pm


Date Joined: January 15, 2009
Last Online: April 2, 2020
Birthday: May 7
Country: United States

About Me

Profile edited: December 23, 2019.

I am Beth from Oregon, USA. I'm married with no children, but we do have a small cat who brings us great joy & a little fur or is that great fur & a little joy?! =^..^=

I am a born-again Christian, a follower of Jesus Christ.

Random things I enjoy:

  • Rock/mineral hunting on beaches and "in the middle of nowhere" with my husband.
  • Getting together with friends for fellowship and card games.
  • Organizing my craft room.
  • Keeping the lost art of letter writing alive by writing to my pen pals all over the world.
  • "Treasure hunting" at thrift stores, garage sales, and estate sales, and finding cool paper crafting or letter writing items.
  • Receiving colorful snail mail in decorated envelopes (white ones are so boring!)
  • Sending colorful snail mail to brighten up someone’s day!
  • Song birds singing their sweet songs.
  • Meeting other Christians who enjoy my love of paper arts and/or writing letters.
  • Cats (meow!)
  • Watching YouTube paper crafting videos.

Favorite Crafts

I LOVE playing with pretty papers, washi tapes, stamps, pens, markers, etc. I use them to make cards and envelopes for swapping, writing to my pen pals, and for encouraging/brightening up the lives of others with “a handmade card sent to them via snail mail.” [I’m doing my best to keep this lost art alive!💌😀]

FAVORITE THEMES: Flowers 🌸 , song birds, cats 🐈, dragonflies, snails 🐌 (whimsical only), tea/coffee, hearts 💜, postal, or pen pal related 💌🖊.

FAVORITE COLORS: All the happy, colorful ones! As for metallics, I prefer gold or copper over silver.

Wish List

  • UNUSED USA POSTAGE: Vintage (the kind you have to lick or glue to seal) or the current self stick kind.
  • RETURN ADDRESS LABELS with my address in them. They can be plain or with a design.
  • ENVELOPES (Mailable sizes) Handmade from pretty papers or plain ones for me to decorate
  • LETTER SETS (Lined): in my favorite themes (see above)
  • STICKERS: In my preferred themes above; would especially love colorful flowers. I prefer flat stickers, not 3D ones.
  • WASHI TAPE: Flowers, polka dots, or stripes (all colors), or see my preferred themes above.
  • TEA: green tea varieties (jasmine, toasted rice, and other "earthy" ones); I enjoy tropical additives (figs, pineapple, etc.). (See tea dislikes below.).
  • STARBUCKS: A gift card so I can enjoy a caramel macchiato with a petite vanilla bean scone.

Don’t Care to Receive

We all have our own likes and what you like might not necessarily be what I like. Below is a list of themes or items that just aren’t my thing.

  • Halloween, the Santa side of Christmas
  • Loose glitter, or cards with glitter that shakes off a card and gets all over the place.
  • Mustaches, circus, Hello Kitty, Disney, cartoony, Asian, creepy/crawly bugs or insects, snakes
  • Scented items: Perfume, lotions, incense, candles, make-up
  • Postcards
  • Tourist items (e.g. blank postcards, magnets & keychains)
  • Chipboard embellishments


I always send out my swaps and usually it's very soon after partners are assigned. If for some reason you do not receive a swap from me, please send me a PM or an e-mail before rating me poorly and I will do the same for you. If the swap got lost, I will resend it.

I will rate upon receiving your swap or shortly thereafter. I would appreciate you doing the same for me.


rarjones rated for CF - Electronic Keyboard Pal on Apr 3, 2020
Comment: Thank yo for your uplifting message. Yes I find we all drift off into some gloomy thoughts as we look around us these days. The answer is looking UP:) Every time we can focus up our thoughts will be calmed and hope fills us up again. Hugs
Vickyen rated for UHM: Mini Penpal Challenge on Apr 2, 2020
Comment: Hi Beth! I love, love, love your card and envie! Your use of the washi is an inspiration to get mine out and have some fun! I very much enjoyed your visit and admire that you traveled so much in 1999! Good for you on finding a place that brings you joy to live! Right now, I am thankful we have 5 acres, with three being wooded so I can enjoy nature during this crazy time! Please stay safe my friend! Hugs and Happy Swapping! ;)
LadyJo rated for CF: Encouragement Card on Mar 28, 2020
Comment: A great encouragement you made! I agree with you being in nature how calm and peaceful it is. That is how our vacation was! I feel blessed we were able to get that in before being on a Stay At Home status. I see positives with this. Families doing things they may have never done with their kids. I just hope people can get food if they are out of jobs. I also hope that people can get the medical help they need too!
kertasborneo rated for Floral washi sample swap on Mar 27, 2020
Comment: I've received the swap! Thank you Beth! Take care and stay safe!
Response: I’m glad you finally received the swap! Stay safe & healthy!
toni rated for USAHM: Send a card on Mar 17, 2020
Comment: Beautiful card! Thanks!
Response: You’re welcome, glad you liked it! 💕
thequilterslink rated for SMSUSA: Pretty Envelopes!! on Mar 16, 2020
Comment: Thanks for the beautiful floral envies! Love them!
Response: You’re welcome!! 💕
Comment: Thanks for all the great washi! Going to come in great use for my planner :)
Response: You’re welcome. I’m glad the swap finally found it’s way to you.
Comment: thank you! I hope you stay safe & dont get sick. :-)
Response: Glad the resend arrived. Thanks for the heart.
glennasgarden rated for CF: Flower Hello on Mar 10, 2020
Comment: Beth first of all thanks for hosting this fun swap. Secondly I love the card you made and thirdly I love what you wrote about flowers. I am looking forward to resuming my Spring walks shortly and checking out all of the pretty flowers. I haven't met a flower I didn't like. Such cool farms you have nearby to visit~ Thanks for painting a pretty picture in my mind of colorful flowers!
Response: You’re welcome! Here’s to the beauty of God’s wonderful, colorful flowers 🌸 🌺!
24Donna rated for CMF: Happy Spring Greeting Card on Mar 9, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the lovely card and tea! Yes spring is slowly coming to Indy! God bless you!
Response: You’re welcome; thanks for the heart. 💜
Catt007 rated for WIYM: Paper Pieced Card on Mar 9, 2020
Comment: I love the card, the weather in the UK is awful at the moment but your card really made me think of Spring and better days. Thank you for the Washi, I'll definitely be using that in my journal :)
Response: You’re welcome. I’m glad you enjoyed everything & I could brighten the gloomy skies. Spring is coming!
TamiHope rated for CF: Embossing Folder Layers Swap on Mar 8, 2020
Comment: WOW! You sent me some beautiful embossing layers, Beth! They are gorgeous and I don't think I have even one of what you sent here at home. Thank you very much! The coast was beautiful...we had GREAT weather which was odd for this time of year.
Response: I’m happy you enjoyed the embossing layers & that I could send some you didn’t have. Glad you had a great time at the coast!!
spotteddogs rated for RSC: Flower Card (Edited) on Mar 6, 2020
Comment: LOVE the spring flower card and the paper piecing! Our flowers are coming up, too, but no blossoms on the trees yet. Thank you for the great card and for hosting this swap!
Response: I’m glad you enjoyed my flower card. 🌷 Thanks for the lovely rating.
BlueberryLady rated for CF: Paper Pieced Card on Mar 6, 2020
Comment: What a Hoot to have 3 Owls arrive in my mailbox!!! So cute !!! I thought the same thing when I chose a Fish Stamp. Should have seen me cut around the lips !! I think I goofed and didn't stamp on White. . Loved your Note too !!
Response: Happy you enjoyed my owl card. Your choice of fish for a theme sounded fun too. 😀 Thanks for the heart.
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful view of your coast...just maybe one of these days I will get to visit! It is always good to be partnered with you! I totally agree that the coastline is refreshing to the soul! Hugs friend.
Response: I’m glad you enjoyed the Oregon coast PC!!
Comment: Lovely pc. You really got to live on both sides of the US. How fortunate! Blessings!
Response: Thanks. 🌷
Comment: Thank you for the lovely card Beth! I apologize, I thought I had rated this already! I hadn't thought about splitting the embossed layer like that …. another great idea!! Have a lovely weekend!!
Response: You’re welcome. I’m glad I could give you some more inspiration. 😀
Comment: Thank you for the pretty stamped envie~ Beth and you even did the back too. Nice stamps! Thanks for the beautiful flower note card too~ And lastly thanks for hosting this fun swap!
Response: You’re welcome! Glad you enjoyed the swap. Thanks for the heart too.
Comment: Thank you Beth! I LOVE your folder choices, especially the foil embossed patterns! Thank you for including extras. Time for me to play!! 😊
Response: You’re welcome. Have fun with them!! 😀
January rated for UHM: Hand-made Envelopes on Feb 14, 2020
Comment: Thanks for the pretty envelopes - the double sided paper makes them look great!
Response: You’re welcome. I’m glad you enjoyed them!!

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newrule on Feb 13, 2020:

Received your lovely surprise today! Thanks so much for remembering me when you got the vintage stamps! I am saving the envelope...it is so pretty! Again thanks so much, really appreciate it! Take care!

LadyJo on Feb 4, 2020:

Thank you for the wonderful washi samples for the RAK! I will enjoy using them!

LadyJo on Jan 15, 2020:

You blessed me today, with Ice Cream mail art! I want to eat the envie! It would be the kind I would pick as well! Thank you!

orneryswife on Jan 6, 2020:

Thank you for the floral papers RAK for CF! 😘

glennasgarden on Jan 1, 2020:

May you have a blessed and happy new year!

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