Swap-bot Time: August 7, 2020 10:57 pm


Date Joined: January 15, 2009
Last Online: August 6, 2020
Birthday: May 7
Country: United States

About Me

Profile edited: July 9, 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
  • 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.). 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.


AnitaHames rated for RSC: Add some washi tape on Aug 7, 2020
Comment: Nice card! You always have good sentiments. Thanks for the washi and the letter, too. I'll write soon.
TamiHope rated for RSC - Sender's Choice on Aug 1, 2020
Comment: Beautiful card, Beth. I love that layout. It took me quite awhile to get it down, but once I did I loved it! The colors you used are gorgeous! Thank You!
Response: I’m glad you liked the card, Tami. 💕
susieq40 rated for RSC: Old stamps need love too on Jul 27, 2020
Comment: Love the little bear, I loved you note with info, I realized I forgot to do that on my partners note....we both back a long way with stamping..my love. Thanks
Response: I’m glad you enjoyed my teddy bear card. He was hard to resist. 😀
Comment: That vintage postage!! Love it!!
Response: So glad! Thanks for the heart!
TamiHope rated for RSC - Welcome to my Garden on Jul 25, 2020
Comment: Beth - what a beautiful card! And I love that stamp. How did I miss Becky's yard sale?? Thanks for joining this swap!
Response: I’m glad you enjoyed my card. I was happy with it myself. 💕
hvpta65 rated for CMF: Fun with paper circles on Jul 24, 2020
Comment: TY Beth for the really nice card! Nice to have an envelope as well. I love the envelope and ink you used to mail it in. Michelle
Response: So glad you enjoyed everything!! Thanks for the wonderful rating.
shalvorsen rated for SMSUSA: Washi Happy Mail! on Jul 21, 2020
Comment: Lovely card and washi, thank you so much. Shannon
Response: You’re very welcome! Thanks for the heart.
Sunflower107 rated for CF: Mini Pen-pal Challenge #2 on Jul 20, 2020
Comment: How I love the envelope! Thank you for your note and stamped card!
Response: I acquired a few old cat calendars from an estate sale last year, specifically for making envelopes. Glad you enjoyed it and my card & note! Thanks for the lovely rating. 🐈
BusyB rated for Washi-fied Pen Pal Letter on Jul 19, 2020
Comment: Beth, Hello neighbor! Recently I have gotten probably every Oregon partner in my swaps. Lovin' that! 💚 Unusual for sure. I truly enjoyed your letter! What a great adventure you had in 1999! Wow! I remember my first washi tapes I bought in 2012 or so, expensive and made in Japan. Thank you for sharing your washi tapes story and the tips and ideas for using it. Love the samples you chose for me. I have a lot of samples from others plus my own collection. (3 art bins storage, not huge but enough for my satisfaction, lol!) Stay safe!
Response: I’m glad you enjoyed my washi tape stories. I hope you try some cards with it. Acquiring it is half the fun!! Thanks for the wonderful rating. 💕
ChrisD rated for CMF: Papercrafting Scavenger Hunt on Jul 18, 2020
Comment: Thanks Beth! This was so much fun. I love the crafting items you sent. I especially like the orange paper. Hope to do this swap again.
Response: You’re welcome. I glad you enjoyed what I chose for your word. Thanks for the heart.
Tverne05 rated for CMF: Black & [You Choose] Card on Jul 12, 2020
Comment: 💕❤️😍 Thanks soo much for the Red and black card that you created for me. I really do like the design. It’s so preettty!
Response: I’m glad you enjoyed the card. I had fun using the black and red color combination. Thanks for the heart! 💕
AnitaHames rated for RSC - Black & [You Choose] Card on Jul 9, 2020
Comment: Thanks for the beautiful card! I really like the sentiment stamp (Kindness changes everything)--where did you get that? Great job on that bike ride! I need that kind of stamina myself!
Response: You are welcome! The sentiment came with the flower (cosmos I believe it’s called). It’s by Technique Tuesday. I like the quality of their stamps.
Lonestarchild rated for SMSUSA: Washi Happy Mail! on Jul 6, 2020
Comment: Thanks so much -- all new patterns for me!
Response: You’re welcome!! 🌸
bb2 rated for CF: Split panel card on Jul 4, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the lovely card. It is a very pretty design. Happy 4th!
Response: You’re welcome! I’m glad you enjoyed my card. 💕
AliCrafter rated for CMF- Fun Card on Jun 20, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the pretty card. I love to see the different styles partners come up with!
Response: You’re very welcome. 💕
BlueberryLady rated for CF- Fear not on Jun 18, 2020
Comment: Such a Pretty card and Wonderful verse!! Beautiful Envie too..
Response: Glad you enjoyed everything. 💕
ChelleHames rated for SS- Embossed on Jun 16, 2020
Comment: Thank you so much for the super cute ORANGE embossed card! That hedgehog stap is adorable! I may have to get that set!
Response: You’re welcome. I’m happy you enjoyed my card. Penny Black seems to have a few different cute hedgehog stamp sets.
Comment: Thank you for the wonderful note! This weekend has been absolutely perfect weather! Took a walk along the water and felt like we were in New England!
Response: You’re welcome. Thanks for the lovely rating.
Comment: Beth, what a BEAUTIFUL card! Thank you! I would love to have coffee or tea with you one day and visit. Maybe that can happen when I feel comfortable in traveling to Portland again. My son lives in Oregon City. I loved your story of finding special rocks...going to keep that in mind the next time my grands visit!
Response: You are very welcome!! That red, black, & gold really did pop on that card, didn’t it?! Meeting for coffee or tea sometime would be lovely. Perhaps we’ll find a place to meet in the middle, when we both feel safe traveling again. 💕
Comment: very nice stamps! thank you ever so much!
Response: You’re welcome! Thanks for the wonderful rating.

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theevidenceisme on May 5, 2020:

Thank you so much for the RAK of monochromatic stamps! They are gorgeous and I can't wait to add them to my project!

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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