Swap-bot Time: January 24, 2021 7:18 am


Date Joined: January 15, 2009
Last Online: January 23, 2021
Birthday: May 7
Country: United States

About Me

Profile edited: December 26, 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.
  • Doing jigsaw puzzles.
  • 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, stamps, pens, markers, washi tape, 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.” FAVORITE THEMES: Flowers 🌸 , song birds, cats 🐈, dragonflies, snails 🐌 (whimsical only), tea/coffee, 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.
  • ADDRESS LABELS: With my address on them. Homemade works!
  • FLAT STICKERS: In my preferred themes above; I especially love colorful flowers. Please do not send dimensional stickers.
  • POSTALETTES/FOLD & SEAL NOTES: In my preferred themes above.
  • 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.


glennasgarden rated for CF: Washi Tape Hello on Jan 22, 2021
Comment: Happy New Year Beth I am so glad to hear you are encouraged by my FB posts. I always say to myself if this can help at least one person then I am happy to share it. The card is so pretty. Thanks for the lovely note and the beautiful washi samples calling me to make another card I was so inspired once I made the two cards for this swap I made several more and want to keep going. Thanks so much for hosting this swap.
susieq40 rated for CF: Pick your word! on Jan 21, 2021
Comment: What a lovely card, and all the scriptures, we really need them in this world today...thanks for the extras too
Response: I’m glad you enjoyed everything. This world definitely needs to remember how to love again. 💕
Sunflower107 rated for CF: Washi Tape Hello on Jan 20, 2021
Comment: Beth - as usual a beautiful card that you made.
Response: Thanks for the compliment. I’m happy you enjoyed it. 💕
fortannam rated for WIYM: Washi Tape Hello on Jan 19, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the great selection of washi and the super crafty card!!
Response: You are very welcome. Thanks for the heart.
Comment: Received your stocking and I know it will be great but won't open until Christmas! Have a blessed Christmas!
Response: I’m glad it made it! Enjoy!! Merry Christmas. 🎄
bb2 rated for CF: Washi Postcards (Christmas/Winter) on Dec 8, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the pretty postcard. I'm glad you had some time off over This swap was fun. Thank you for hosting it.
Response: You are welcome. I’m glad you enjoyed the swap. I’ll probably host some more of these to keep using up my excess washi. 😀
Swan rated for CF - Just a Note #2 on Dec 8, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the wonderful note!
Response: You are very welcome. 💕
Comment: Thank you. I do not have any of your choices. Beautiful postcard. Merry Christmas
Response: You’re welcome. Merry Christmas to you too.
dobiegirl rated for Scripture Notecard on Nov 19, 2020
Comment: thank you
Response: You’re welcome!!
Tatiruth624 rated for CMF- Pink Card on Nov 19, 2020
Comment: Thank you so much for swapping with me. Sorry for the late rating. Time got away from me.
Response: You’re welcome. Glad you liked the card!!
Comment: Oh my Beth what a beautiful card you made for me. I love it! I love your message too that you wrote to me. Keep you eyes on Him my friend yes indeed!!!
Response: So glad you enjoyed my card. It was made using a napkin that I dry embossed. Fun technique. Happy Thanksgiving to you my dear friend!! 💕
bb2 rated for CF - Just a Note on Nov 14, 2020
Comment: Hi there. It was nice to hear from you again. Thank you for the pretty card and cheery note. It looks as if the governor's latest mandate will keep you working at home for an extended period into mid Dec. at least. Enjoy.
Response: You’re welcome. I’m waiting word that we can work at home through mid December. Prayers appreciated that it will be “yes.” 💕
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.
Response: You’re welcome. I am on the mend, but oh the memories of when we were younger and our bodies healed much quicker! Thanks for your prayers. 💕
Comment: I love the card you made & the note you wrote. I enjoyed reading it.
Response: I’m glad you enjoyed everything. I especially enjoy card swaps where we write notes inside. Paper visits with friends is what they are. 💕
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! 💕

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Animatarian on Jan 20, 2021:

Beth, Thank YOU and your sweet husband for the thought of sending everyone some stamped scriptures! What a lovely surprise, and just perfect timing (God's timing, I know) as I'm heading into surgery on Friday and will certainly have some time when I get home to put them to good use!! Thanks, too for the lovely paper.....feels like Spring, and I love the hand made envelope and all the different stamps. They'll all be put to good use in future projects. Give your hubby a BIG HUG

Heirloom on Dec 24, 2020:

LadyJo on Nov 12, 2020:

Thank you for the wonderful washi for the CF RAK! It came today on my birthday, so it was extra special! I will enjoy making lots of happy mail with it. It looks like it might be a long winter, so I am glad to send out lots of mail!

hollycm6 on Nov 11, 2020:

Came home to a fun pretty envie full of surprise washi today... thanks!! Maybe this will get me crafting this week!

Such pretty, colorful tapes! And that huge one... so pretty! .. I’ve never even seen washi that wide!! Definitely gonna try something from that this week or next, before fall turns into winter!!!

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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