Swap-bot Time: October 29, 2020 9:41 am


Date Joined: January 15, 2009
Last Online: October 28, 2020
Birthday: May 7
Country: United States

About Me

Profile edited: September 20, 2020.

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. (Since we’re stuck at home due to COVID-19, we’re totally missing in-person gatherings!)
  • 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.
  • ENVELOPES (Mailable; A2 preferred) Handmade from pretty papers
  • STAMPIN’ UP!: Floral stamps (gently used ok), dimensionals, floral DSP (Designer Series Paper)
  • STICKERS: In my preferred themes above; would especially love colorful flowers. I prefer flat stickers, not 3D ones.
  • STARBUCKS gift card, for a coffee or other treat every once in awhile.
  • TEA: green tea varieties (jasmine, toasted rice, and other "earthy" ones); I enjoy tropical additives (figs, pineapple, etc.). I like oolong tea. For herbal, lavender is nice. (Please see my tea dislikes below.)

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
  • Tea in these flavors: plain mint, plain lemon, tea that brews up red in color (it’s usually heavy on hibiscus and it’s too tart for me), licorice. I don’t care for rooibus tea, nor black tea.


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.


bb2 rated for Card Making Fun: Embossed Card on Oct 28, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the pretty card and note. I pray you are soon on the mend. Hugs, my friend.
Comment: I love the card you made & the note you wrote. I enjoyed reading it.
rarjones rated for CF: Autumn Paper Quilt Card on Oct 20, 2020
Comment: Very pretty papers you used:) Thanks for the note and very encouraging verse. The times are so calling for His return - we best be ready each day:)
Response: I’m glad you enjoyed my quilt card and scripture. Yes, since no one knows the hour when Christ will return, everyone should put their trust in Him today..
susieq40 rated for CMF: Welcome Autumn on Oct 18, 2020
Comment: Finally got it to write u, thanks for the beautiful fall card, love your note, know you have fun doing the apples, our church group went one year to GA...fun. Happy Autumn
Response: You are very welcome!, 💕🍁
Fieke rated for WIYM: Welcome Autumn on Oct 14, 2020
Comment: Thank you very much for your lovely card ! A like hiking in the woods during fall. I love the different colors of the leaves. Enjoy fall
Response: You’re very welcome. Yes, I agree about hiking in the woods during the fall. It’s so peaceful and colorful.
bb2 rated for CF: Vintage Stamped Mail on Oct 13, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the fun swap and nice note. I'm sorry about the slow rating. It got mixed up in other mail.
Response: You’re welcome. 💕
ChelleHames rated for SS- The CATS Meow! on Oct 9, 2020
Comment: You always send the best cards! I love all your cat washi! Thanks for a beautiful card!!!
Response: You are very welcome. Most of my cat washi was received in swaps. 🐈
Comment: Hi Beth,Wow, great deal on the stampin up stamps. Speaking of lamps, I got my grandmas vintage old lamps, they are man and a woman one of each and they have turbins on their heads. They used to be lime green when my grandma had them I had them repainted in pink clothing to go in my bedrooms colors and I love these lamps because they bring back wonderful memories. Thanks for a great swap and letter. Happy Fall to you also!!
Response: You’re welcome. How neat to have your grandma’s “fun” lamps, and many fond memories that go with them! 💕
Hunbun rated for CMF: Welcome Autumn on Oct 5, 2020
Comment: Mmm, I love the fresh-from-the-tree apples from my childhood in Ohio. Not really a thing here in Texas. Thank you for the lovely card!
Response: You’re welcome!! 🍁🍎💕
Comment: Beth, I love what I got. So creative. Not at all what I expected. Thank you. Wish I could give more hearts. Great job.
Response: I’m happy you enjoyed what I put together for your letters. Thanks for the heart and thoughts of more hearts! 💕
hfe777 rated for CMF: Slimline Cards on Sep 24, 2020
Comment: Thank you for your card. It came out really nice! We don't really have a change of seasons here but it gets a little cooler. That's great you were able to visit Kauai! Love the envelope also!
Response: So glad you enjoyed my card/envelope!!
AnitaHames rated for RSC: Slimline Cards on Sep 23, 2020
Comment: What a cute card! I'm really liking these slimline cards. I know how you feel about having to get dressed and go in to work! I'm glad you're safe from the fires, and I hope the air quality improves quickly.
Response: So glad you enjoyed my slimline card. I’m working from home next week so messy hair, here I come. 😂
Candace rated for RSC - September's Sender's Choice on Sep 22, 2020
Comment: I love me some pumpkin spice lattes! Well, almost anything spice really :)
Response: I finally got my first pumpkin spiced latte last weekend! Thanks for the lovely rating.
rarjones rated for RSC - Hello to Fall on Sep 11, 2020
Comment: Very nice fall card! I too need to dig out the embossing powders...I seldom use it - guess I am lazy :( But you have inspired me:) Thanks for swapping with me.
Response: I’m glad you liked the card. Yes, play with your embossing powders. I have a drawer full of embossing supplies which I need to use more too. 😀
glennasgarden rated for CF: A simple washi hello on Sep 7, 2020
Comment: Thanks so much Beth~ What a beautiful Washi tape card you made for me. The color combos are perfect~ you always make them so pretty!
Response: I’m glad you liked the washi card!! I always love playing & matching up my many washi samples. 💕
AbbyGailsCorner rated for CF: A simple washi hello on Sep 4, 2020
Comment: Thank you for your cheerful washi card Beth! I appreciate the "rambling" note..brought a smile to my face. 😊 I like your use of vintage stamps too! I always save those!
Response: You’re welcome!! 😀 💕
bb2 rated for CF: Mail Art to Match Flat Item on Sep 4, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the cheerful mail art and pretty card. Two swaps from you today! Fun day! Blessings.
bb2 rated for CF- Fun with Tape on Sep 4, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the pretty card. I like the colors you chose a lot. This technique is fun. There are many things we can do with taped backgrounds.
Response: I’m glad you enjoyed the card. I like this technique, but I wish it wasn’t so messy. 😂 💕
Tatiruth624 rated for CMF: Pinwheel Card on Sep 3, 2020
Comment: Pretty card. Thanks for the note inside.
Response: You’re welcome. 😀
bf0932 rated for UHM: Floral Happy Mail on Aug 26, 2020
Comment: I loved everything you sent! Thank you.
Response: I’m glad!! Thanks for the wonderful rating.

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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!

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