Swap-bot Time: July 20, 2018 11:36 am


Date Joined: January 15, 2009
Last Online: July 19, 2018
Birthday: May 7
Country: United States

About Me

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. Jesus Christ is my Savior.

Random things I enjoy:

  • Rock/mineral hunting on beaches and "in the middle of nowhere."
  • 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 people's days!
  • 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 and blessing my Christian friends.

I also love:

  • Decorating plain envelopes with colorful wash tapes. There is no excuse for sending boring white envelopes when we have wash tape! :)

  • Hosting swaps to get people to be creative with their pretty papers and washi tapes, besides just hoarding them. It helps me too!! ;)

FAVORITE THEMES: Flowers, song birds, cats, butterflies, dragonflies, tea/coffee, postal or pen pal related (mailboxes/letters/postage stamps/snails*/pens). I love these same themes in a whimsical flair. * whimsical snails only please.

FAVORITE COLORS: All the happy, colorful ones! LOL. I prefer bright colors (not neon) over khaki and beige tones. My "go-to" colors right now seem to be pink, green, and blue; however, it doesn't mean that I won't be happy with other colors too. For metallics, I prefer gold over silver.

Wish List

[If you have any of my wish list items and would like to set up a private swap, send me a PM. I'll see what I might have in my stash that you might like for a trade.]

  • UNUSED USA POSTAGE: Vintage (the kind you have to lick or glue to seal) or current self stick kind.
  • ENVELOPES: A2 size, plain (colors ok)
  • WASHI TAPE: I've started an "All things Washi" journal that I'm putting snippets of washi tapes received (and purchased), along washi cards & envies, so I'd love to receive all sorts of washi tapes (except the themes on my dislikes list. :)
  • STAMPIN' UP CARD STOCK: Any color (at least A2 folded card size).
  • STAMPED biblical verses
  • YOUR HANDMADE CARD CREATIONS: I especially enjoy fun folds, pocket letters, or fancy folds card techniques. I like them for inspiration.
  • TEA: I prefer green tea varieties (jasmine, toasted rice, and other "earthy" ones); I enjoy tropical additives (figs, pineapple, etc.). (See tea dislikes below.)
  • STARBUCKS: A $5 gift card so I can enjoy a tall caramel macchiato with a petite vanilla bean scone. :)

Please Don't Send

We all have our own likes and what you like might not necessarily be what I like. Below is a list of things I do not care to receive.

  • Although I'm a Christian I prefer to not receive crosses, pictures of Christ, or most Christian imagery.
  • Glittery items, as in the kind of glitter that shakes off a card and gets all over the place. It drives me crazy.
  • Themes: mustache, beards, circus, cutesy (Hello Kitty, Disney, cartoony), Asian, holiday-themed items (unless I've signed up for a specific swap), bugs/insects (dragonflies & butterflies are ok).
  • Scented things: perfume, incense, candles
  • Make-up
  • Tourist items (example: postcards, magnets & keychains)
  • Tea: I like tea (see above kinds under my wishlist), but NOT these kinds: licorice/anise, hibiscus, lemon, orange spice, or any black tea. I don't like tea that brews up red in color (usually from hibiscus being a top ingredient). No Stash brand tea.
  • Chipboard scrapbook embellishments, nor 3-D stickers.


I always send out my swaps. 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.

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


SanVHM rated for IWTS: Washi Tape Sampler - FLOWERS on Jul 19, 2018
Comment: Hello Beth, thank you again for the awesome flower washi and lovely card, such a creative and fun idea, gonna try it for the next time so thx also for the inspiration. Have a great sunny day!!
Response: You are very welcome. I'm glad you enjoyed the washi tapes and card too. Yes, you should try a washi card - they are so fun to make. If you need inspiration, look up "simple washi cards" online and you'll be even further inspired! Thanks for the lovely rating with heart too.
SanVHM rated for ITWS: Washi Tape Sampler - STRIPES on Jul 17, 2018
Comment: Thank you so much for the awesome stripes of washi (loved them) and those great extra stickers. Have a great day :-)
Response: You are very welcome. I'm glad you enjoyed everything. Many thanks for the wonderful rating w/heart!
bb2 rated for CF: Washi Popsicles on Jul 16, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the luscious Popsicle card. What pretty colors! Thank you for such a fun swap idea, too. Your vacation sounds like so much fun. Enjoy every minute.
Response: Your welcome. I'm glad you enjoyed my card.Happy mid Summer! :) Thank you for the lovely rating.
Whovian487 rated for IWTS: Washi Tape Pen Pal Letter on Jul 16, 2018
Comment: Oh wow!😀 You did a great job with the washi 😀. Thanks for the great samples and a letter is on its way.
Response: I'm glad you enjoyed my washi adorned letter (and samples too). Thank you for the lovely rating, and I look forward to your letter in my mailbox. :)
TereDiane1954 rated for WOW: Foiled Washi Samples on Jul 13, 2018
Comment: These samples are simply gorgeous, Beth! Thank you so much♥
Response: Yay, I'm glad this set finally reached you. Thanks for the wonderful rating too! :)
stephanyhocc rated for IWTS: Washi Tape Sampler - DOTS on Jul 13, 2018
Comment: thank you for the lovely washi samples❤️
Response: You are very welcome. Thanks for the rating w/the heart! :)
Comment: My goodness, this card is just beautiful♥ I love all the shades of purple, and the Scripture is one of my favorites. The stickers are awesome, did you print them yourself? Thank you so much, you deserve many extra hearts♥♥♥
Response: I'm glad you enjoyed my purple themed card & stickers. I stamped the images myself, yes. 😀 Thank you for the wonderful rating!!
marhod5 rated for IWTS: Washi Tape Sampler - PINK on Jul 10, 2018
Comment: Thanks for the lovely pink washi. I don’t have any like these. The llamas are adorable!
Response: You are very welcome. Yes, I agree, those llamas are very cute. Thanks for the lovely rating.
Comment: Thank you for everything you sent along for my word. I love that Indigo paper selection and have already used some of it! Ribbons, Thread, Underwater creature washi tape, friendship quotes all are great and very creative on your end! Thank you and have a wonderful summer:)
Response: I'm glad you've found some things to use from what I sent. It was a challenge, but I persevered. :). Thank you for the wonderful rating!
DaiziDruke rated for WOW: Floral Washi Tape Samples on Jun 29, 2018
Comment: Awww, Beth, you’ve outdone yourself again! What lovely floral washi! I’m so excited to start using it soon. Thank you! ❤️
Response: I'm glad you enjoyed the floral tapes!! :) Thank you for the wonderful rating!
m3i5 rated for IWTS: A Simple Washi Hello on Jun 28, 2018
Comment: Hi Beth, Thank you very much for the beautiful washi notecard and washi tape selection! :D So cool of you to teach others how to make these notecards. I have 2 pots of snack tomatoes on my sunny windowsill, one of them is growing very good, counted around 100 little tomatoes already :D
Response: You are very welcome! I'm glad you enjoyed the washi notecard - perhaps you'll try a few. Thanks for the lovely rating! We've got some green tomatoes on our plants (not as many as you've got, but hopefully as the summer progresses, more will appear). We know they are going to taste so much better than the store bought ones.
glennasgarden rated for CF: Show off your Tapes on Jun 26, 2018
Comment: Thanks so much for the cute card, beautiful envie (I had fun making one for my partner) and for the pretty new washi tape and extra cards. Love the french cards too! Yes we have a Target in the town above us. I rarely go there. When I do next time I will look for washi tape :)
Response: You are very welcome!! Thank you for the most loveliest of ratings w/heart. :)
LadyJo rated for WIYM: Predominantly [Insert Color] on Jun 25, 2018
Comment: Oh my goodness! I just loved the swap you sent too me! I never seen a washi tape note card and love it! I will write soon! I would love to be pen pals! You are very crafty but I am willing to learn some more about using Washi! This swap requires more than one heart! Thank you again!
Response: I'm glad you enjoyed the swap and also that you would love to be pen pals. Washi cards are so fun to make; once you try one you'll be making more in no time. :). Thank you for your kind words and the wonderful rating too!!
Comment: The drawings and descriptions of your crafting space is the most creative, fun and colorful I've ever seen. Through your detailed drawings, I can imagine your entire space which is very organized and you know where every little thing is from the mug holding the scissors to your coffee mug with the flower on it. While writing this, I found myself reading and looking at the marvelous pictures for the 6th time. The next time someone tells me that I have a lot of washi tape, I'll show them yours all separated by color. Your crafting space and the washi samples you shared with me have give me a huge smile , awesome, thank you.
Response: I'm so happy you enjoyed my long, rambling description and funky sketches of my creative space (and the washi samples too). I made a copy of it just in case it got lost. ;). Thank you for the lovely rating and your kind words too!
clutterfree rated for CF: Predominantly [insert Color] on Jun 23, 2018
Comment: Beth...LOVE my green goodies!! from the awesome textured envie with all the cool stamps to the tiniest glittered die cut heart, washi note card and the personalized stamped "hello Charlene"...I always learn new ideas from your swaps. They are so jammed with inspiration and "how to " tips for this crafting wanna be!! Glad to hear you guys are back to enjoying biking and hope you get a road trip planned soon since "life" crept in and you are overdue! Happy summer, hugs, Charlene
Response: This swap was fun to put together for you and I'm happy you enjoyed it all ! :) Thanks for the wonderful rating.
TereDiane1954 rated for HM: A Simple Washi Hello on Jun 23, 2018
Comment: I always love seeing an envelope from you in my mailbox, Beth. It always means something special. Thank you for the pretty washi (quality!) and the nice handmade card. I'm going to have to take your advice and get one of those cutting machines. Your edges are so clean!
Response: Yes, the envelope punch board is a must for the ease of making clean edged envies! :) I'm glad you enjoyed both my card & washi. I've got to say the same thing - envies from you in my mailbox always make me smile as well. :) :) Thanks for the wonderful rating too.
Comment: Love the decorated envelope, the book washi is awesome, thanks for the great selection of washi tape. You are right - to many designs and colours. :)
Response: You are very welcome - happy you enjoyed everything. Thank you for the lovely rating! :)
Christine6035 rated for WOW: Colors Of The Rainbow on Jun 22, 2018
Comment: Thanks for the washi rainbow!
Response: You are very welcome! Thanks for the lovely rating. :)
anicka22 rated for IWTS: Coordinating Washi Samples on Jun 20, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the pretty samples and the beautiful card! Mail from you is always a great pleasure
Response: You are quite welcome. I'm happy you enjoyed everything!! ❤️
Katja rated for Private Swap: @Katja & @Artybeth3 on Jun 20, 2018
Comment: Thank you for your lovely washi samples! I really like them!
Response: I'm happy the washi arrived & you like it! ❤️

Rating Overview

Overall Hearts Stars Hosted
5.0000 1788 643 670
Completed Fives Threes Ones
1388 1923 0 0
Type 1 Type 2 Type 3 Uncategorized
0 623 756 9
View all


glennasgarden on Jun 21, 2018:


clutterfree on Jun 15, 2018:

Beth...I have been enjoying all the mail you sent my way...THANK YOU for the amazing RAK's of washi and handmade envies!! I am going to be paying forward with some fun "happy mail!" I so appreciate you sharing your gift of creativity. Hugs and blessings, Charlene

smadronia on Jun 2, 2018:

Thanks for the awesome envelopes from the Washi WOW! May WTA! I love them :)

iamred on May 17, 2018:

thank you so much for the awesome set of washi samples for the WOW forum tag! =) i really loved the card and the fish sample especially! ♥

newrule on May 14, 2018:

Hello from Malaysia! Thanks so much for the lovely surprise! I enjoyed reading your mail and understand it well, coming from a washi-craze person too!!! Hahahaha! Thanks so much for including some really cool huge washi tapes. I loved them. Can't wait to use them! Again, thank you for your lovely and sweet mail. Take care and enjoy spring!!!

rarjones on May 7, 2018:

Happy Birthday to you:) Wishing you a day filled with sunshine and blessings!

Animatarian on Apr 5, 2018:

Thanks for your thoughts and prayers!! So sweet of you to send a card!! My "little" 15 lb. fur baby (he wasn't that big when we rescued him!!) sends yours a meow! Thanks again!

Login to leave a comment now!